Richard Francis Frank B Young William Scaff Gregory A Silvia Jr Davis now the winningest coach in Lady Devils basketball history Clutch plays give Green Devils OT win Eighth grade Greyhounds go on the road, grab 55-41 conference win at Whiteoak Lady Indians can’t hang on, fall to Eastern Brown Indians open up with big Homecoming win Greyhounds drilled by Fairfield in season opener How to sell 94 losses NAES leads local schools represented at PBIS Showcase PHS Beta Club recognized as National School of Distinction MES wins Momentum Award for second year running Fire destroys Winchester business Martha Becraft Cynthia A Sopher Clarys Holliday Basketball Special: 2017-18 Justice girls lead Peebles to win over Felicity Senior Profile: Adison Wright Lady Dragons slain by buzzer-beater Freshmen double-doubles lead Lady Hounds to win in opener County mourns passing of OVSD Board member Tom Reed Peebles man arrested in connection with woman’s disappearance Leaving a written legacy Not really ready to go back to pioneer days Peebles Jr./Sr. High School awarded PBIS Bronze Award North Adams High School named National Beta School of Distinction Operation Christmas Child collects 1,867 boxes Samantha Jameson honored as Young Professional of the Year Youth Deer Season again plagued by bad weather Humane Society hosting Ugly Christmas Sweater contest Dec. 9 Local centenarian celebrates birthday number 100 with family and friends Jerry R Pratt Edward Lykins Jr NAES students focus on spreading kindness Leland P Sautter Kelly B Anderson Dorothy Grooms Sharon D Brumley Anna J Grooms Local student/athletes awarded Wendy’s Heisman Awards Lady Devils JV triumph in opener Senior Profile: Colten Ball Peebles hosts SHAC Boys Preview Lady Devils fall in tough opener Janet A Pedicord Nettie R Fleshman Senior Profile: Sianna Mills North Adams boys ride the ‘3’ train to victory Lady Devils trounce Georgetown Senior Profile: Austin Stamper North Adams’ Williams named OIAAA Administrator of the Year County hoops squads on display in SHAC Girls Preview Going off the grid Michael L Chamblin A newer, kinder county pound takes a more humane approach TAG students are winners at Invention Convention Adams County Florist decks the halls Thomas J Reed Shirley A Stiffler Sharon G Wright Lottie J Meade June R Williams Lions and Cowboys and no Bengals, thankfully Senior Profile: Tyler Horsley North Adams sweeps Manchester Cheer Championships Indians face tough test in first pre-season scrimmage Senior Profile: Abby Faulkner Seas reflects on second state tournament experience NA’s Harper signs to continue hoops career at Rio Grande Hendrickson named Assistant Coach of the Year in Division III girls soccer Take the hint, it’s Thanksgiving time again Small Business Saturday in Adams County Art Council’s newest production will have you ‘laughing through your tears’ North Adams students working to help the homeless Grateful Richard A Graham #SawyerStrong Billy L Smalley With some help from Adams County, Ohio Statehouse now has wheelchair charging station Wenstrup announces re-election campaign Delta Dental provides two local schools with new drinking fountains Ernie McFarland honored by Ohio Bankers League Veterans Day parade, ceremony held in West Union Adams County schools celebrate Veterans Day Being the change November: As Mr. Seas it Protecting Ohio seniors from rising healthcare costs It’s November-have some soup and pie SHAC Boys Preview is Nov. 24 at Peebles June Hall Alice B Himes Claudia U Mitchell TRAFFIC ALERT: SR 41 restrictions set for Saturday Jewell Foster Senior Profile: Nicholas Fish SHAC Girls Preview set for Nov. 17 Senior Profile: Lakyn Hupp

One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count

The 2016 election reached all ages as this youngster accompanied his father to the polls on Tuesday at the fairgrounds in West Union.
The 2016 election reached all ages as this youngster accompanied his father to the polls on Tuesday at the fairgrounds in West Union.

Provisional ballots will determine outcome of Worley, Ward contest in Nov. 21 official count –

By Patricia Beech –

Two-hundred-sixty-nine provisional ballots will determine the outcome of the Adams County Jan. 2 term commissioner’s race between Democrat Paul Worley and Republican challenger Teresa Diane Ward. With only an eight vote difference Worley had just a slight majority of the votes with 5,323 amounting to 50.04 percentage points while Ward pulled in  5,315 amounting to 49.96 percent. The final results will be determined on Nov. 21 when the provisional ballots are counted.
Commissioner Brian Baldridge was successful in his bid for the Jan. 3 seat vacated by Stephen Caraway in August 2016. Democratic challenger Richard M. Dryden collected 4,369 votes to Baldridge’s 6,375 or 59.34 percent.
In the race for the U.S. Senate, 10,881 votes were cast in 23 precincts, giving Republican Rob Portman the majority with 8,301 and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland 2,130. Green party candidate Joseph R. DeMare pulled in 126, and Scott Ruper drew 154.  Portman retained his Senate seat.
Republican Brad Wenstrup earned another term and in Adams County carried the county with 8,299 votes while challenger William R. Smith drew 2,132.
State Senator Joe Uecker held onto his seat with 7,469 votes against Democratic challenger Charlie Carlier. State Representative Terry A. Johnson, running unopposed, won 8,254 votes in the county.
On the local level, voters returned seven Republicans and two Democrats running unopposed to their seats.
Republicans including Prosecuting Attorney David Kelley with 8,486 votes; Clerk of Courts Larry Heller with 8,680; Sheriff Kimmy Rogers with 9,339; County Treasurer Lisa Newman with 8,957; County Engineer David Charles Hook with 8,419; and County Coroner Larry W. Best with 8,629.
Returning unopposed Democrats were County Recorder Mark A. Tolle with 7,401 votes and Common Pleas Court Judge Brett M. Spencer received 8,808 votes.
In the contest for the State Board of Education 10th District, Nick Owens won the vote total in Adams County, defeating Braydon L. Bevens  4,338 to 3,328; Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor ran unopposed getting 7,296 votes; Pat Fischer won a seat on the Supreme Court  and defeated John P. O’Donnell in Adams County 4,434 to 3,737; Pat Dewine defeated Cynthia Rice in the race for Supreme Court Justice and won in Adams County 6,798 to 2,392; Matthew W. McFarland will be seated on the 4th District Court Appeals and topped Valarie K. Gerlach in the county vote 6,457 to 2,156.
For further updates on the election results after the counting of the provisional ballots,  see the Sunday, Nov. 27 issue of The Peoples Defender.

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