Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten 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

Patrick P Clift

Patrick P. Clift, age 53 of Riverside, passed away January 1, 2017 in Ft. Myers Beach, FL. He was born November 10, 1963 in Dayton to the late Lawrence D. and Patricia P. (Roser) Clift. In addition to his parents, Patrick was preceded in death by brothers, Larry Jr. and Billy; sister, Laura Dianne; niece, Paislee Dickens; uncles, Bill and Marvin.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; sons, Nick and Jordan; granddaughter, Bridget; sisters, Cherie (Ron) Myers, Catherine (Bill) Grooms and Nina (Dave) Davis; mother-in-law, Anita Struble; father-in-law, Bill (Judy) Lofty; sisters-in-law, Patty (Bryan) Randolph and Marty (Tony) Davis; aunts, Betty (Wayne) Sandy, Velma (Doyle)
Helton, Janet and Verna Clift; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Patrick also leaves behind many special friends, that became family.

Patrick graduated from Stebbins High School in 1982 and then attended Sinclair Community College. He worked at Norwood Medical for over 18 years. Although he lived in Dayton, he regularly visited Adams County
where he and his family owned and operated Hickory Valley for over 30 years. Patrick enjoyed playing and coaching many sports. He loved fishing, boating, NASCAR and most importantly spending time with his family, friends and four legged friends. Patrick appeared tough on the outside, but was dependable, caring and a gentle giant with a huge
heart.

Family will receive friends from 5-8 PM on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Newcomer Funeral Home, North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Rd. Funeral service will begin at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, January 10 at the funeral home with
Patrick’s cousin, Jeff Helton officiating. Interment will follow the service at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerdayton.com

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