Beulah Boldman David Kierzek Theresa C Davis Edward F Storer Ralph Rader DP&L to stick with planned closings Preventing tax season identity theft 4-H awards 11 local scholarships Peebles Elementary holds Spirit Week Humane Society to hold Radio Auction Local business partners find historical treasure in old bank building DP&L employees meet with union leadership GE-Peebles Test Operation joins the campaign about Distracted Driving North Adams Elementary recognizes February Students of the Month Senior Profile: Sydney Michael Stars will shine for the 34th annual C-103 All-Star Game NAHS Track/XC host Shamrock Shuffle 5K Associated Press names All-Southeast District Teams Senior Profile: Hannah Howard Nice to finally be a small part of March Madness The tractor has always been special Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs 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 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

‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio

Springtime and early summer are known as “Kitten Season” here in Ohio. During this time of year, unaltered cats reproduce prolifically. A female cat can begin reproducing as young as five to six months of age, and, during Kitten Season she will come back into heat every 14-21 days until she is bred.
In order for the Humane Society of Adams County to be able to take in pregnant cats, nursing moms, and newborn kittens, foster homes must already be lined up, since the shelter is not an ideal place for a new mother to raise her babies.
Orphan puppies and kittens require round-the-clock care which is only available in a foster home setting. Did you know that orphaned puppies and kittens must be stimulated to eliminate waste? This is usually done by the mother cat or dog, but humans can stimulate baby mammals to eliminate by using a warm wet paper towel to mimic a mother’s gentle tongue.
In addition to the knowledge necessary to be a successful pet foster, the Humane Society of Adams also supplies all necessary equipment and veterinary care. Supplying foster homes with the right tools to help baby animals is expensive. Please consider helping local kittens and puppies by donating funds to buy equipment, or by becoming a foster yourself.
Contact the animal shelter in West Union at (937) 544-8585 for more information. You can also help by donating funds to purchase the following items:
• Feeding bottles ($2.99 for 2 oz.; $4.99 for 4 oz., with bottle brush & nipples)
• Powdered KMR (kitten milk replacer) ($32.99 for 28 oz; $64.99 for 5 lbs)
• Powdered Esbilac (puppy milk replacer) ($27.99 for 28 oz; $65.86 for 5 lbs)
• Heating disk ($27.99 for microwavable heating disk that holds heat for 6 hours)
You may also donate the following items directly to the Shelter: Kitten Chow, Puppy Chow, Clean towels (can be used), and paper towels.
Once the kittens are weaned, they must be vaccinated ($17), dewormed ($10), and sterilized ($35 for males; $45 for females) before they can be adopted. Donations that help cover these expenses allow the funds received from adoption fees to stretch further to help more homeless pets.
Checks can be made to “HSAC” and sent to HSAC, P.O. Box 245, West Union, OH 45693, or you can donate securely through PayPal online by visiting the HSAC website at adamscountyanimals.org.

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