Jack D Reed ‘I had no gumption except to get high’ Long-lost siblings meet for the first time after nearly six decades apart Freedom Festival to honor the American Flag ‘Music and Memory’ at Adams County Manor renews lives lost to dementia Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy takes gold at 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Toole awarded Winchester Alumni Scholarship Lady Devils host Summer Varsity Shootout In 14U, Peebles finishes regular season with blowout win Der professionelle Basketball-Traum Local pair attend Wabash College Wrestling Camp Shootouts in the summer time Eight dollars and three keys When life gets messy Hot summer days were no sweat Janice McGlothin Jeannine O Evans Gerald Grooms Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz

Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles

Ohio’s Secretary of State vying for the governor’s seat in 2018 –

By Patricia Beech –

Ohio’s Secretary of State Jon Husted was on the campaign trail in Peebles on Thursday, Jan. 26, lining up support for his 2018 run for the Ohio governor’s office.
Husted is one of three key Republican candidates jockeying for the Governor’s seat in the upcoming gubernatorial primary. Voters next year will choose between Secretary Husted, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor.
Local Republican party members attended a campaign luncheon for candidate Husted, hosted by the Jack McCoy family at the McCoy Lumber Wood Depot in Peebles.
“Secretary Husted is focused on making positive changes in our state,” said McCoy. “I think it speaks well of him that he visits rural areas, that he gets out to meet the people and listens to our concerns. I think it would benefit everyone throughout the state to have him as a governor.”
Husted, named as one of the nation’s “Top 10 Rising Stars” by the Washington Post blog, “The Fix”, has experienced an almost meteoric rise through the halls of Ohio state government.
Elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2000, he rose to the position of Speaker of the Ohio House in 2004 where he served two terms before winning a seat in the Ohio Senate. His senatorial advocacy for reforming how legislative and congressional districts were drawn was a cause he continued to champion when elected in 2010 as Ohio’s 53rd Secretary of State.
“He has a proven track record and a broad base of experience,” said McCoy.  “He’s able to connect the dots and get things done, and he’s consistently reduced costs in the offices he’s held without cutting services that are beneficial.”
During his two terms as Speaker of the Ohio House, Husted earned a reputation for doing more with less. He was instrumental in passing the most fiscally-conservative budget in 40 years which included the reform of the state tax code and the largest income tax cut in Ohio history. He’s also credited with saving Ohio taxpayers $2.5 million in spending during the 2012 presidential election and reducing the size of his own staff by 25 percent.
Husted has also won praise for bolstering Ohioans ability to create jobs by providing an online business filing system to make is easier to start a new business. It now takes less than 48 hours to start a business or submit a filing electronically, and one in five new businesses in Ohio are now created online.
Husted’s office has also used technology to create more access and security for Ohio voters by launching an online change of address system allowing voters to update their information electronically. In addition, he launched the Military-Ready-to-Vote program in 2011 to facilitate service members ability to vote. His efforts were recently recognized by the Association of the United States Army, and Ohio was deemed an All-Star State by the Military Voter Protection Project. His office has removed 300,000 deceased voters from Ohio’s voter rolls in addition to resolving hundreds of thousands of duplicate registrations. By partnering with the Ohio BMV, he insured that non-citizens registered on state rolls could be identified.

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