Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr

Adams County Library News

Fun objects created with a 3D Printer at the Manchester Library.
Fun objects created with a 3D Printer at the Manchester Library.

By Jessica Dooley

The Peebles Magazine Club will hold a Book Sale at the Peebles Library on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. Stop by the Peebles Library from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to browse hundreds of books, including books removed from the library’s collection and donated books. Come explore hundreds of newly available titles, including hardback fiction, nonfiction, craft books, cookbooks, history, hardback children’s nonfiction, and VHS movies. For more information, call 937-587-2085.

Free, individual assistance is available to students of any age who are preparing to apply for college. If you’d like help filing the FAFSA, finding college scholarships and loans, financial planning counseling, or help with the college application process, ask about an appointment with academic advisor Ed Huck. Ed provides free help with filing FAFSAs and other college financial aid preparation through a federal TRIO grant. Appointments are available at any Adams County Public Library, and also at the Mt Orab campus of Southern State Community College. For more information, call 937-587-2085.


By Jessica Dooley

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services is the free legal aid agency for Adams County. Each month, SEOLS holds a “Do It Yourself” Legal Clinic at the Department of Jobs and Family Services in West Union, on the third Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Learn how to address common legal problems, including custody filings, visitation rights, and small claims. For more information, call 740-354-7563.

The Adams County Public Library offers access to Gale Legal Forms, an online reference database that offers hundreds of blank legal forms you can customize to your needs. Gale Legal Forms has templates for common legal documents including power of attorney, rental agreements, legal separation, wills, and much more. Many forms are customized to Ohio-specific requirements. Visit adamscolibrary.org and click on Legal Forms, and log in with your library card to download, customize, and print the forms you need.

On May 5, the North Adams Library is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Face Painting Festival for kids and teens. Join Ms. Julia at 3 p.m. for face painting tutorials, games, and refreshments. Learn more about Mexican culture and traditional Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Pick up a Cinco de Mayo coloring page, visit with friends, practice dance steps and listen to Latin music. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.

On Thursday, April 28, the adult Book Clubs will meet at the North Adams and West Union libraries. Join Julia at the North Adams Library at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy a relaxed discussion of “Against the Tide” by Elizabeth Camden, share refreshments, a quiz, and prizes. Pick up a copy of next month’s Book Club title at the desk, and join us on May 26 to discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd.

On April 28 at 6 p.m., join Amy at the West Union Library to discuss “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine” by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz. Help us select our May Book Club title. If you are interested in joining the West Union Library Book Club, but aren’t free on April 28, call Amy at 937-544-2591 for more information. See a list of all the Book Clubs’ 2016 reading lists and meeting times on our website, at adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

Find out about the library’s upcoming events, including our 3D Printer Showcase, weekly Story Time for preschoolers, After School Activity Club for teens, Teen Art Class, and more, by visiting us online at adamscolibrary.org.

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