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 Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee

Donna L Caldwell

Donna L. Caldwell age 70 years of West Union, Ohio passed away Wednesday,  October 26, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Caldwell was born on May 25, 1946 the  daughter of the late Louis and Louise (Smith) Ferlise in Long Beach California.  After her father’s discharge from the U.S. Navy after World War II, her family  settled in Middletown, Ohio where she was raised with her brother David. After  graduating from Middletown High School in 1964 she went on to earn her BA in  English from Capital University in 1968. In the summer of 1969 she married John  B. Caldwell and they settled into a small house in Middletown. Donna taught at  Roosevelt Middle School while John attended law school. She would also earned  her Master’s Degree from Miami University. After John’s graduation from law  school, he found employment at a small practice in West Union. The couple  moved there in January of 1974.  Donna quickly became very active within her new community in Adams County.  While working as the office manager for Young & Caldwell law office and raising  her two children, she was a member and chairman of Shawnee District, Boy  Scouts of America; a member of the West Union Jr. Women’s Club and member  and President of the Women’s Club; Member and President of the 648 Mental  Health Board; Regional Leader of the Flood Assistance Program, Adams County;  Trustee for Southern Ohio Health Services Network and the Mental Health Board  of Adams, Lawrence and Scioto County; A member, Elder, Deacon and part of the  Bell Choir at the First Presbyterian Church in West Union; as well as many other  clubs and Committees. Donna was also an ardent supporter of many tax levies  within the county that supported schools and healthcare.  Donna was always willing to help others and always doing so with a smile, despite  numerous health problems of her own. She was a beloved wife, mother and  grandmother and she will be missed by many.  Donna is survived by her loving husband John B. Caldwell of West Union, OH;  daughter Katherine Jones and Michael of West Union, OH; son Chad Caldwell of  Amelia, OH; brother David Ferlise and Libby of Chillicothe, OH; two grandchildren  Austin and Allison Boone; sister in law Kaye Ferlise and good friend Peggy Trimble.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the  First Presbyterian Church in West Union, Ohio with Phil Fulton officiating,  following cremation. A time of fellowship will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 the day  of the service at the church. The Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home is serving the  family.  Memorials can be made to the Adams County Humane Society, The First  Presbyterian Church, or the Alzheimer’s Association.  Family and friends can sign Mrs. Caldwell’s online guestbook at www.meekerfuneralhomes.com.

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