James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek Discover Ohio’s Ancient Cultures during Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound Summer Reading Program ends as new school year approaches Lady Hounds preparing for 2017 volleyball campaign, looking for more improvement A servant’s hands Oh my, nothing better than a sweet tooth Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday A Saturday night peek at a gridiron future McDowell, McCarty awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships Adams County Medical Foundation awards Dr. Bruce Ashley Legacy Scholarships Your kid on heroin Jerry W Olinger Douglas R Burchett Wayne Cowles Shirley Collins Jack L Yates Wayne Grooms Sr Adams County Building and Loan merging with Southern Hills Community Bank Ahead of Sales Tax Holiday, Attorney General DeWine offers tips for consumers Delores L Cook Harold L Smith Pell, Seas have high hopes for new SSCC campus ‘We prayed and believed it was going to happen’ 4-H Scholarships awarded during Fair Week Showmanship Sweepstakes concludes Junior Fair Competitions Junior Fair Crops are a Premium Show Southern Ohio’s only blackberry farmer wants to make berry pickin’ fun again Challenges ahead for new MLSD Superintendent SAY Soccer celebrating 50 years North Adams hosts Youth Football Mini-Camp Lady Dragons host Soccer Shootout 38 years later, Indians football returns It’s time Ten years and twenty goats later When nobody is watching When a blackberry wasn’t just a cell phone, but delicious Heroin user’s mom says addiction is a disease, not a choice Mary A Wallingford Rickey L Vincent Pauline Ertel William Bryant ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves Fairgoers wanna iguana! SSCC moving forward with plans for Adams County campus Mary Wallingford Leslie V Lawrence Jr Fair hosts Cheerleading Competition Peebles FFA installs 2017-18 Officers Adams County Fair Baby Contest Seniors Citizens and Armed Forces Day at the fair Cheers! It’s mocktail time! North Adams Beta Club attends National Convention at Disney ‘You won’t believe the chaos it rains around you’ McCarty’s receive 4-H Alumni award McKayla Raines crowned 2017 Junior Fair Queen Eastern knocks off Peebles 10-5 to capture 14 U baseball tourney Just listen for the answer Time to teach a little History Fair hosts Little Miss and Mister, Toddler shows Jason E Palmer Dorothy Stephenson Shane G Varney The weekend I joined the Army David Stutz Patty Davis Battle results in new chief at the Division of Wildlife Join in with ‘Adams County Rocks’ After 500-mile journey, pigeon ‘drops’ in for a visit Nine-run third inning leads Peebles to upset win in SHYL 12U baseball tournament finals Willie L White David A Presley Connie Greene Carolyn Belczyk retiring from OSU Extension Young’s reign as Fair Queen ends, new journey begins Robert L Boone Esther C Malone Independence Day parade puts patriotism on display Being an addict’s mom: a sad and scary place to be

A Look back at our Archives

January 1942
Miss Alice Stewart of West Union was the first woman in West Union to bake a “War Cake.”  A piece of the cake was presented to the Defender office to pass their judgment on and met with full approval, along with that of Attorney Charles H. Wilson.

January 1957
The grand opening of the new IGA store in West Union will be held Friday and Saturday, it has been announced by Charles W. Prather, owner and manager.  The store is located in the Adams County Building and Loan Building and the same room formerly occupied by the local Kroger store.  Mr. Prather has opened his own business after being affiliatred with Kroger for 11 years.  He was the former manager of their stores in West Union and Ripley.

January 1963
Record low temperatures were recorded in Adams County as most of the nation suffered from the freezing blast.  The lowest recorded on Jan. 24 in a check revealed 25 below zero degrees while others ranged from 14 to 24 degrees below.  Mrs. Archie Moore of Dunkinsville reported a low of 24 below.

January 1977
The snow which blanketed the county last weekis reported to be the heaviest in almost 20 years.  this coupled with high winds made some roads hazardous and others impassable.
The schools in the district were closed Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday due to the conditions of the roads.  Snowfall in the county measures from 8 to 12 inches depending on what part of the county one resides.  Temperatures have ranged from eight below to 16 and 20 below.
County and state highway workers have been working crews around the clock to keep theh ighways as safe and clean as possible.

January 1984
Esther Greene, owner of Greene’s Super Valu, and Bob Miller, store manager, announced that opening day for the new supermarket will be Wednesday, January 25.
Located on SR 41 South in West Union, the building is located adjacent to Mrs. Greene’s department store and lawn and garden center.  Greene’s Super Valu will boast all of the latest in equipment and facilities for shopper convenience.  New innovations include a “sit-down, eat-in” deli restaurant.
Robert Daniels of Manchester will assist Miller in management and will also head the freezer and dairy departments.  JoAnn Pitzer of New Vienna is meat and deli manager and Greg Potts of Aberdeen will head the produce department.

January 1996
January has been a busy month for Paul Howelett, Director of the Adams County Emergency Management Agency.  A coupl eof weeks ago it was the heavy snow. This weke it has been the rising waters of creeks and the Ohio River.  The lower end of West Fork Road was closed due to high water, along with Waggoner Riffle, Blacks Run, Sulphur Creek, and Beasley Fork.  A section of Front Street in Manchester was also covered.

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