John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald test pdf viewer Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson Nation’s #1 movie comes to stage Artectis hosts grand opening Waiting for the ax to fall, who’s to blame? WU Seniors going to State Sci. Fair Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll Finding the strength to endure They fought for us Born and raised “free range” Senior Profile: Jordan Crum Big Time Wrestling slams the county

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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