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 Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic

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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