Betty D Cox Michael L Evans Thelma R Stamper Therese A Boerger Lady Indians go down in straight sets to Valley in sectional play Manchester hosts the inaugural Southern Ohio Cheer Challenge NAHS girls claim soccer sectional title Seas siblings are SHAC Cross-Country champions Lady Devils will collect fourth consecutive SHAC gold ball trophy Lady Hounds ousted in sectional tourney opener Peebles Lions Club holding Thanksgiving fund raiser FFA Fruit sales have begun, run until Nov. 18 Historical marker is repaired PES will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center Open House showcases new unit PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS

Adams County Library News

These friends had fun during Story Time at the North Adams Library.

By Jessica Dooley – People’s Defender

The Adams County Public Library is celebrating National Library Week from April 10 – 16. This annual national event celebrates how libraries transform their communities by offering everyone free access to information, entertainment, and education. Stop by your local library, and share with us why your library is important to you. Don’t miss your chance to pick up a free library bag featuring the Adams County Public Library’s logo, while supplies last. Need to replace a lost or aging library card? Now through April 16, replacement cards are free of charge.

From April 11 – 16, the library is holding a Food for Fines drive. For each canned food item you donate at the library, we’ll cancel up to $3 of your overdue fines. All food items collected will be given to local food pantries. Donations are also welcome. Help support your neighbors in need, and erase your overdue fines at the same time. Food for Fines does not cancel fees for lost or damaged items.

Now through April 29, come visit our 3-D Printer Showcase at your local library. Back by popular demand, the 3-D printer and 3-Doodler borrowed from SWON Libraries will tour each Adams County Public Library during April. A 3-D printer uses computer software to create complex 3-D objects by printing layers of superheated plastic filament. 3-D printing technology allows businesses and individuals to create any 3-D object you can imagine and design. Come try 3-D modeling for yourself with a handheld 3-Doodler, a 3-D pen that allows you to create 3-D shapes by drawing freehand. Stop by to watch the 3-D printer in action, or call ahead for an appointment to have a custom 3-D object printed, subject to availability.

Guiding Ohio Online AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa will host the 3-D printer demonstrations. The 3-D Printer Showcase will be at the West Union Library April 11 through 14, the North Adams Library on April 16, 21, and 25, the Manchester Library April 18 through 20, and the Peebles Library April 26 through 29. For more information, call 937-544-2591.

Now at the North Adams Library, teens and tweens are invited to submit their original artwork to our Teen Art Contest. Teens ages 11 – 19 are invited to submit their original art, including drawing, painting, photography, film, or mixed media to the North Adams Library by Saturday, April 16. Please attach your name, date, and artwork category to the back of your artwork when you bring it to the library. All submissions will be displayed in the library from April 18 through 23, and the public is invited to vote for their favorite entry in each category. Winners will be announced Monday, April 25. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.

The Manchester Library is celebrating our patrons during Patron Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 13. Stop by the Manchester Library from 1- 3 p.m. to share refreshments and visit with library staff. We’d love to see you there.

All Adams County Public Library locations are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit us online at, or follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook to keep up with our latest events.

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