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

CTC students help with storm clean-up

As part of their school’s community service agenda, students from the Ohio Valley CTC helped with storm debris cleanup at a local farm.

By Patricia Beech –

Students from the Farm Business, Ag Mechanics and Carpentry programs at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center recently partnered to help a local farmer clean up damage caused by the destructive March 1 storm that swept through Adams County.
Students arrived Monday, Mar. 6 at the Louiso farm on Unity Road near West Union where straight line winds had destroyed a large barn and created an extensive debris field.
Ag Business instructor Luke Rhonemus praised the students he accompanied to the Louisa farm.
“In our FFA chapter we take pride in helping people and being involved in the community, so our students jumped right in and got the work done,” Rhonemus said.
Chris Prebble, an Ag Business student who was part of a field clean up crew, says he was surprised by the extent of the damage. “To think that we were that close to it, and we weren’t even under a tornado lock down at school – it was really surprising.”

Students from the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center pitch in to help the clean up at the Louiso farm after the destructive storms of March 1.

Ag Mechanic student Dodge Evans helped clean up debris from the barn which he described as “mangled”. “I’ve never seen that kind of storm damage,” he said. “It meant a lot to be able to go out there and help someone who was in trouble.”
Jason Vesey, Director of the CTC, praised the instructors and students who volunteered their time for the clean up.
“For one or two guys it would have been a tremendous job,” Vesey said. “But our instructors felt if they could put the strength of their departments behind the effort it would be a big help getting it cleaned up.”
As CTC Director Vesey has promoted a strong community service agenda providing students with opportunities to participate in life-enriching activities outside of the traditional classroom.
“It was a great opportunity for our students,” he says. “Community service is a big part of what we do here at the CTC – we believe our school and our students should always be actively involved in community service.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2016 People's Defender