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 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

Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot

The turnout of voters was steady on Tuesday as voters made choices on both the local and national levels, including numerous local levies.
The turnout of voters was steady on Tuesday as voters made choices on both the local and national levels, including numerous local levies.

New revenue approved for Health Dept., Senior Service levies –

By Patricia Beech –

Adams County voters Tuesday approved two county-wide levies, including the General Health District Levy, insuring the county will keep its Health Department services. The measure passed by three percentage points, 51 percent to 48 percent, according to unofficial results from the Board of Elections.
Voters also passed the Adams County Senior Citizen Services levy, which passed by 21 percentage points, 60 percent to 39 percent.
Voters rejected the three-county ADAMHS Levy that would have provided services to address drug addiction and mental illness in Adams County.
The measure was defeated by 21 percentage points, 60 percent to 39 percent.
Voters also said no to the tax dollars advantages of all but two of the county’s alcohol sales levies including: Brush Creek
Township Precinct First Stop Lynx Liquor Permit failed 190 to 303; Brush Creek Township Precinct failed 183 to 308; Brush Creek Township Precinct Lewis Racing Sunday Sales failed 166 to 323; Meigs Township Peebles Food Mart Liquor Permit failed 385 to 406; Meigs Township Food Mart Sunday Sales failed 350 to 442; Meigs Township Peebles 1st Stop Liquor Permit failed 417 to 372; Seaman Village 1st Stop #41 Liquor Permit failed 172 to 179; Peebles East Precinct Peebles 1st Stop #85 Liquor Permit failed 158 to 161.
Alcohol sales approved by voters were Liberty North Precinct 1st Stop Panhandle Liquor Permit passing with 53.12% of the vote 196-173 and the Oliver Township Precinct Murphin Ridge Inn Sunday Sales passing with 51.85% of the vote 224 – 208.
Voters said yes to four Cemetery Levies,  Green Township 157 to 84; Liberty Township 503 to 334; Winchester Township 655 to 315; and Winchester Township Union Cemetery 612 to 348.
Four Fire Levies were also approved: Green Township 160 to 82; Jefferson Township 213 to 120; Oliver Township 322 to 100; and Scott Township 600 to 281.
Two additional levies winning voter approval were the Peebles Village Police Levy 425 to 212, and the Seaman Village Road Improvement Levy 242 to 110.

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