Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly

Primary Election 2016 is Tuesday

Voters who turn out for Ohio’s 2016 Primary Election will cast their votes for candidates in the local, state and national political arenas.

According to Secretary Husted’s office, over 238,000 ballots have been requested for the Presidential Primary Election, and nearly 70,000 Ohioans have already voted. According to Stephanie Osman at the Adams County Board of Elections, 763 Adams County voters had either requested absentee ballots or voted early in the election board’s office. Of those 763, 215 requested Democratic ballots, 546 requested Republican ballots, one requested a Green ballot, and one requested a Non-Partisan ballot.

For Delegates-at-large and alternates-at-large to the national convention, Democrats will choose between Hilary Clinton, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, and Bernie Sanders, while Republicans will cast their votes for either Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, John R. Kasich, or Donald J. Trump.

For district delegates and district alternates to the national convention (Republican party only) voters may opt for Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, John R. Kasich, or Donald J. Trump.

In the race for seats in the U.S. Senate, Democrats will choose between Kelli Prather, P.G. Sittenfeld, and Ted Strickland, while Republicans will cast votes for either Don Elijah Eckhart or long-time Senator Rob Portman. Joseph R. DeMare is the single candidate for the Green Party.

In the race for Representative to Congress (2nd District), Democratic candidates include: Russ Hurley, Ronny Richards and William R. Smith. Voters on the right will choose between incumbent Brad Wenstrup or challenger, Jim Lewis.

Republican Maureen O’Connor runs unopposed for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (FTC 1/1/2017).

Candidates vying for the two open Justice seats on Ohio’s Supreme Court include Democrat John P. O’Donnell and Republicans Pat Fischer and Colleen Mary O’Toole (FTC1/1/2017), and Democrat Cynthia Rice and Republican Pat DeWine.

Democratic options in the race for Judge of Court of Appeals (4th District) are Paul Price and Valarie K. Gerlach. The Republican candidate is Matthew W. McFarland.

Voter choice for the Member of the State Central Committee, Man (Republican only) include Greg T. Lang, Greg Simpson, and Ted Stevenot.

Voter options for Member of State Central Committee, Woman (Republican only) include Jacki Block and Kay Reynolds.

Candidates for State Senator in the 14th District include Democrat Charlie Carlier challenging incumbent Republican, Joe Uecker.

In the State Representatives race for the 90th District, Democrat Tara Cordle is challenging incumbent Republican Terry A. Johnson

Adams County voters will once again have the opportunity to cast a vote for Democrat Brett M. Spencer, who runs unopposed for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Adams County.

While Republican County Commissioner Stephen P. Caraway runs unopposed (1/3/2017 Term), Democrat Paul Worley is being challenged by Republican Teresa Diane Ward (1/2/2017 Term).

Republican candidate for Prosecuting Attorney, David Kelley runs unopposed.

For the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas office in Adams County, Larry Heller runs unopposed, as does Democrat Mark A. Tolle for County Recorder, Republican Lisa A. Newman for County Treasurer, Republican David Charles Hook for County Engineer, and Republican Larry W. Best for Coroner.

Candidates for Adams County Sheriff include incumbent Republican Kimmy Ray Rogers and Republican challenger, Shawn D. Cooley

Candidates for the Democratic Central Committee Members include: Thomas Conroy for Bratton Township; Jack Hazelbaker for Brush Creek Township; Vicki L. Brady for Locust Grove; Eugenia Grooms for Green Township; Dennis J. Grooms for Jefferson Township; Ruth Pence for Liberty South, Janet K. Campbell for Liberty North; Judy Peterson for Manchester United; Linda D. Worley for Peebles East; Jerry O. Grooms for Peebles West; Summer Drummond for Meigs Township; Sheena White for Monroe Township; Racheal Stephenson for Olive Township; Ethel Chambers for Seaman Village; Patricia Shoemaker for Scott Township; Linda Sue Naylor for Sprigg Township; Bonnelene Hawkins for West Union A; Sheila Roush for West Union B; Vigrinia Be Grooms for Tiffin East; John E. Hendrix for Tiffin West; Linda J. Stepp for Wayne Township, Roger Naylor for Winchester Village, and Dennis Pence for Winchester Township.

Candidates for the Republican Central Committee Members include: Gerald Hart Wallingford for Bratton Township; Dennis Gustin for Brush Creek Township; Lee Pertuset for Locust Grove; David Gray for Green Township; Time Lews for Jefferson Township; Micah Poe for Liberty South; Tyler G. Sheeley for Liberty North; William E. McFarland for Manchester United; David Kelley for Peebles East; Ty R. Pell for Meigs Township; Brian B. Willams for Oliver Township; Dewey West for Seaman Village; Eddie Geeslin for Scott Township; Jimmy R. Thomas for Sprigg Township; Tanya M. Drinnon for West Union A; Stephen P. Caraway for West Union B; Randy F. Ralston for Tiffin East; Dale Mendenhall for Tiffin West; Jon C. Moore Jr. for Wayne Township; William C. Foster for Winchester Village and Dana N. Whalen for Winchester Township

Adams County voters in Manchester, Winchester, and Sprigg Township will cast votes on Certified Questions and Issues.

Voters in the Village of Manchester will vote on additional/street construction/ 5mills/5 years, while voters in the Township of Manchester will vote on Replacement/Maintaining and Operating Cemeteries/2mills/5 years; Replacement/Maintaining and Operating Cemeteries/1mill/5 years; and Replacement/Maintaining and Operating Cemeteries/0.5mill/5 years.

Voters in the Village Winchester will be asked to approve a Renewal/Current Expenses/3mills/5years, and and Aggregation of Electricity.

In Sprigg Township voters will cast two separate vote regarding the selling of alcohol: Hilltop Recreation Inc. DBA Humphrey’s Hilltop Golf Course – Sale of Beer, and Hilltop Recreation Inc. DBA Humphrey’s Hilltop Golf Course – Sunday Sales of Beer.

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Local, state, and national candidates vie for votes

By Patricia Beech

The People’s Defender

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