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John Kasich: Completing the mission

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John Kasich says this is it.After erasing an $8 billion budgetary shortfall and cutting the state’s jobless rate to 5.7 percent from10 percent during his first term as governor, he wants four more years to finish the job of restoring Ohio’s economy.After that, he’ll be 66 years old, ready to take on new challenges, but done with politics.“What might I do after I’m done with this job? I’m not going to be in the government,” Kasich told a group of Civitas Media editors during an editorial board meeting at The Lima News.“I’m going to always want to contribute, always, in some way … but I would not anticipate I’d be in the government. I just don’t anticipate it.”


Dragons, Greyhounds bring home Super Bowl titles

If you wanted to see the future stars of the gridiron here in Adams County, then Greyhound Stadium in Manchester was the place to be on Oct. 18 as the Southern Ohio Independent League finished off its 2014 season in grand fashion, hosting their consolation and championship games, appropriately dubbed the Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Super Bowls. For the young athletes involved, it was a day to showcase all of their hard work and talent in front of a nice crowd, albeit in nasty weather condition...

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Dept. of Health recommends hospitals conduct Ebola preparedness drill

COLUMBUS – In order to ensure Ohio hospitals are prepared to handle a potential Ebola patient, the Ohio Department of Health recommended to Ohio hospitals that they conduct a series of training and practice drills within the next several days. The drill should include instruction for frontline patient-contact staff on how to properly receive, isolate and implement proper infection control practices for a potential Ebola patient, as well as how to properly put on and remove personal prot...

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Ed FitzGerald: Why Ohio needs a change

Ed FitzGerald asserts he isn’t trying to be contrary. The Democrat running for Ohio governor just doesn’t see the state the same way incumbent John Kasich does.Is the state better off than it was four years ago? “I don’t think so,” he told a group of Civitas Media editors earlier this month.Did Kasich successfully balance the state’s budget deficit? “To me, it’s just not responsible to brag you’re cutting taxes and yo...

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Defender Bowl trophy goes to West Union

Oct. 5 marked a big night for football here in Adams County as a large crowd gathered at Greyhound Stadium in Manchester in anticipation of the action forthcoming in the 2014 People’s Defender Bowl. It was the third year for the Defender Bowl, which matches up the junior high football teams from West Union and Manchester. This year’s event was held under the lights and in a steady rain, but for the first time, the trophy provided by the newspaper will be displayed in West Union as...

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In the rain and mud, Lady Devils top Chesapeake 5-0

To say the least, weather conditions were less than desirable on Oct. 14 as the Southeast District Division III girls soccer tournament came to Seaman as the North Adams Lady Devils played host to the Chesapeake Lady Panthers out of the Ohio Valley Conference. The game was played in a steady rain until late, when the sun appeared as well as a beautiful rainbow, perhaps put there to celebrate a North Adams victory as the Lady Devils moved on to the next round with a 5-0 victory.R...

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Lady Indians’ season ends with tournament loss

It was the classic battle of 8-9 seeds at Peebles High School on Oct. 14 as the Lady Indians volleyball squad welcomed to town the Piketon Lady Redstreaks in Division III Sectional Tournament action. The game was a sectional semi-final contest matching the host Lady Indians, who came in at 9-13, with the Lady Redstreaks, who sported just a 4-12 record out of a very competitive Scioto Valley Conference. The two teams had met just six days earlier in Piketon with the Lady Redstreaks getting the...

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JV Lady Devils go 20-1

The 2014 North Adams Lady Devils JV volleyball team recently completed an extremely successful season. The lady Devils finished with 20 wins and just a single loss, that coming in the final match of their season to another unbeaten JV squad, the Western Latham Lady Indians. Like their varsity counterparts, the JV Lady Devils also went a perfect 13-0 in Southern Hills Athletic Conference play. Pictured here are the JV Lady Devils. Front, from left, McKayla Raines, Avery Harper, Becca Sonner, A...

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Howl-O-Ween Dinner is ‘howling’ good time

Roush Day and the Old Thyme Herb Festival weren’t the only major events last weekend. The Humane Society of Adams County held their second Howl-O-Ween Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 11.The Humane Society has been doing their best to put on classy events for the community, and the Howl-O-Ween Dinner certainly lived up to the standard. Various cheeses, vegetable platters, and crackers were available as hors d’ouerves during the social hour, while attendees mingled and examined ...

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4-H Dinner recognizes advisors, special guests

While the Adams County Ohio Valley Board of Education held a regular board meeting, down the hall in a classroom in the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center on Thursday, Oct. 9, 4-H advisors, friends, and guests were enjoying dinner in the OVCTC cafeteria at the 2014 Advisors Recognition and Dinner held by the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee and the Ohio State University Extension Office.One hundred and fifty-seven adult advisors assisted over 720 children through the Adams ...

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Dairy MPP presented to local farmers

The Ohio State University Extension Office of Adams County and the Farm Service Agency teamed up to present the new Dairy Margin Protection Program to area dairy farmers at the West Union Frisch’s Big Boy on Thursday, Oct. 16.The MPP is part of the new farm bill passed by the U.S. Congress, as the old farm bill originally passed in 2008 ended and did not receive an extension, after receiving an extension in 2013. MPP replaces the Milk Income Loss Contract or MILC Program.

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GE site celebrates 60th anniversary

The General Electric Aviation Peebles Test Operation installation will be celebrating its 60th anniversary this month. The testing operation started as a rocket fuel testing site in 1954. Today, the facility is used to test engines currently in development at GE Aviation and as one of three locations that tests production engines before they are shipped to clients for use.The PTO is nestled in a valley that was originally farmland near Peebles. Now the location is kept in as pristi...

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4-H conducts Baskets of Love service project

The Adams County 4-H Program is conducting its fifth annual Baskets of Love community service project this holiday season. Participants will weave a jar candle basket to fill with goodies and give to local Meals on Wheels recipients. They will have the option of purchasing a second kit for $10 that they may stay and weave the same afternoon with the help of instructors or take and weave at home as a gift or holiday decoration. The service project is open to anyone in Adams County who would li...

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Singers needed for River Village Christmas

That’s right: If you’re the kind of person who loves holiday music and can’t wait to start singing Christmas carols, organizers of Ripley’s River Village Christmas Concert are looking for you.For the 33rd year in a row, the River Village Christmas Community Choir is preparing for its annual concert, which will be performed during Ripley’s River Village Christmas celebration 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.This year’s choir will be under the d...

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River Sweep Poster Contest open

The River Sweep 2015 annual Poster Contest is officially open and accepting entries.The Sweep, an annual one-day clean-up project connecting communities and covering more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, will take place Saturday, June 20, 2015.The poster contest is open to students in grades K-12 who live or attend school in a county along the Ohio River — meaning all K-12 students of Brown and Adams counties.Entries must be no larger than 24 x 36 inches a...

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Boat sinking leads to search

MAYSVILLE, Ky. - Bryant Mayhugh, of Russellville, has been charged with second degree disorderly conduct after a boat sinking incident which happened Sunday, Oct. 12, near Maysville.Mayhugh, as well as two minor males, 16 and 17, were in a fishing boat near Limestone Landing Pier when authorities were informed of a capsized boat early Sunday morning. Crews spent most of the day looking for who may have been on the boat as authorities were unsure how many may be been under the water...

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Georgian helps with dementia mentors

This wasn’t how Robert Bowles of Thomaston, Ga., wanted to spend his retirement years.In a telephone interview, former pharmacist and 68-year-old Bowles said, “I’d owned my own pharmacy and no longer had the patience for it. So I sold it in December 2010 and quickly got depressed. I was put on an antidepressant, and on the 11th day taking it, in July 2011, all of a sudden my legs didn’t want to move. Until then, I was still active and my mind was clear.̶...

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Rain has put me behind on October’s chores

By Faye MahaffeyThe rainy days have put me behind on my October list of gardening tasks. Thanks to a handy drill attachment my daffodil bulbs were planted in about 30 minutes. The first load of wood has been stacked on the porch, the herbs that dodged the frost are being cut and frozen, and the black walnuts are being put into buckets for a friend. Last year the squirrels got them before he did.

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