Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley

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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