Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison 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

Anna B Copas

Anna B. Copas departed this life on Thursday March 30, 2017, to begin her eternal life with her Savior Jesus Chris (John 3:16). She was born on August 11, 1919 to John Fyrman and Nellie A. Baker in New Market, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Cary and Grant, and her […]

Charles A Nelson

Charles A. Nelson age 77 years of Stout, Ohio, died Wednesday March 29, 2017 at the Christ Hospital. Mr. Nelson was born on August 31, 1939 the son of the late Robert F. and Myrle (Hayslip) Nelson in Stout, Ohio. Survivors include his wife of 56 years Linda Nelson of Stout, Ohio; two daughters Julia […]

Artectis hosts grand opening

Thanks to Defender story, county’s new tech business catches the eye of CNN – Story by Patricia Beech – Photo by Mark Carpenter – Local officials were among the nearly 100 people on hand on Saturday, March 24 for the grand opening of a new high-tech business in Manchester. The Adams County Board of Commissioners […]

Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll

Sixth Grade All A’s: Remington Beckham, Evan Day, Lydia Phipps, Carter Vogler, Hayden Crum, Darby Mills, Mason Sims All A’s & B’s: Ethan Atkins, George Babb, Annymae Cluxton, Michael Hudgel, Myah James, Addie Jones, Grace Robertson, Emma Smith, Jakoda Akers, Talia Arey, Ethan Beekman, Serenity Crothers, Zane Knechtly, Samantha Peyton, Tyler Richmond, Tyler McDonald, Dominic […]

Finding the strength to endure

By Denae Jones – Endurance.  It’s defined as “The power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way: the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions.” Over the course of a lifetime, we are called to endure a variety of different trials, on […]

They fought for us

By Representative Brad Wenstrup – You may have passed him on the street, or stood behind him in the checkout line at the grocery store. Perhaps you’ve sat next to him in the pew on Sunday morning. If you did, you probably didn’t realize you just brushed shoulders with a hero. Like so many veterans, […]

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