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Watch for deer

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As the leaves change from green to red, orange, brown, and yellow and the wind gits a bit nippier, deer season approaches. The mating season for deer runs from October through January, which is when their activity is at its highest. It’s also the time of year that the number of deer-related automobile accidents reaches its peak, with November being the worst month.The state of Ohio’s largest automobile insurer, State Farm Insurance, said the odds of striking a deer have increased from 1-in-135 last year to 1-in-127 for this year. State Farm uses data from the Federal Highway Administration as the basis of its claims expectations.


Dryden’s Den: Week 3 NFL Picks

Another week of upsets leaves some Super Bowl contenders at 0-2. The Colts and Saints in particular are major surprises. The odds are against them but both have the talent to still make the playoffs. Certainly parity has resulted in my worst start ever in the fickle world of prognostication. Onward we go to week three:Last Week: 7-9 Overall: 16-16Thursday: Tampa Bay at Atlanta - The Bucs are a solid defensive team but will have a major test against an angry bunch of bird...

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Improve your garden with cheap homemade compost

For experienced gardeners, good compost is worth its weight in gold. There’s nothing healthier for your plants than rich black compost, but most gardeners buy compost in bags or bulk. We sell amazing amounts of compost and soils in our garden center, evidence that many gardeners aren’t making their own.You already know how good compost is for your garden, but how can you have an unlimited free supply of it without a lot of hard work? We’ve seen all kinds of expens...

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News about certificate for fertilizer application

Last week I discussed a little about the Certification for Fertilizer Application. This was SB 150 which is now signed into law. As I stated last week, for those who currently hold a Pesticide License this will simply be added to that license once training is completed. For those without a pesticide license, a new license/certification will be required.As I understand it, this will be needed by September 2017, but the sooner the better. For those with Pesticide License, the trainin...

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Young’s 5 TD’s lead Hounds to victory

After a very long bus ride, the Manchester Greyhound varsity football squad made it a worthwhile trip, improving their record to 2-1 on the season with a 52-42 win over the host Eminence Warriors. Eminence is nearly three hours from Manchester and the Hounds broke up the trip with a stop on the way for a walk through on the turf of Schueler Stadium at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, then finished the trek down I-71 to Eminence, Ky. for the Friday night affair.

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Call the PR guy!

“Get the PR guy on the phone.” Does anyone want to bet the over/under on how many times that phrase has been echoed in the offices of the National Football League in the past couple of weeks? Instead of basking in the glory of the beginning of another season, the NFL is mired in a public relations disaster that they may never recover from.

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Dragons fall on Homecoming Day

Though the day’s Homecoming and Alumni festivities went well, the football game itself was a downer for the West Union Dragons as the Middletown Christian Eagles came to town and handed the home team a rather convincing 41-0 defeat. The loss left the high school version of Dragon football at 0-2 for the 2014 season.It was a dominating Eagles defense and powerful ground attack that did in the Dragons on Saturday (Sept. 13) as the Eagles ran roughshod on West Union’s defe...

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SHAC boys golf halfway complete

The 2014 Southern Hills Athletic Conference boys golf tournament reached its halfway point on Sept. 11 and it was the West Union Dragons taking advantage of the familiarity of their home course to increase their lead in the team standings. Playing on the friendly confines of the Adams County Country Club, the Dragons had four of the top seven individual scores to jump their team lead from eight strokes after round one to 25 strokes after round two.In round two, the Dragons were pac...

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Junior High Hounds get first ‘W’

After beginning their 2014 season with two tough losses, the Manchester Greyhounds junior high football team got on the winning track on Sept. 11 as they hosted the Eastern Brown Warriors and rolled to a convincing 38-0 victory for their first victory of the fall.The Greyhounds used a superior running attack to conquer the Warriors and in the first half, Manchester got a pair of long rushing touchdowns from Cameron Breeze and another pair from Avery Reed. The Hounds converted all f...

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Split for Lady Devils soccer

The roller coaster season for the North Adams Lady Devils soccer squad continued last week as the Lady Devils split two contests, blanking St. Patrick 5-0 and then dropping a heart breaker 2-1 to the Eastern Lady Warriors later in the week.On Sept. 10, the Lady Devils hosted visitors from across the river as the St. Patrick Lady Saints came to Seaman for a non-conference battle. This one was all North Adams as goalies Madee Shipley and Tailor Mathews again combined for a shutout as...

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Lady Devils are first SHAC golf champs

Friday, Sept. 12 was a historic day for the Southern Hills Athletic Conference as the leagues hosted its first ever girls golf tournament championship. On a partly sunny day at the Adams County Country Club, golfers from six SHAC schools competed for the honor of being named the first champions and that honor went to Coach Rachel Herman and her North Adams Lady Devils.The Lady Devils were 14 stroke winners over the second place Eastern Lady Warriors and also had the event’s i...

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MHS Cheer places third

In the recent Highland County Fair cheerleading competition, the varsity squad from Manchester High School placed third in the Varsity Mounding division.

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NAJH gets first gridiron win

Jumping on their opponent quickly, the North Adams junior high football team picked up their first win of 2014 on Saturday, Sept, 13 as they shut out the Eastern Brown Warriors on the road 16-0.Eastern won the toss on Saturday and deferred to the second half, which may have been a mistake as the Devils took the ball and on their second play from scrimmage they were in the end zone on a 55 yard touchdown run by James Coday. The two-point conversion was run in by Collin Hesler and in...

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MLSD discusses properties with mayor

The Manchester Local School District Board of Education met for a regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the Round Room at Manchester High School.The majority of the meeting, as it usually is in the first part of the school year, was focused on staffing. No new full-time teachers were hired; however, six substitutes were approved, including Matthew Orin, Beverley Tadlock, Rhonda Bailey, LaShonda Owens, Margaret Morrison, and Alvette Spriggs.Additionally, all MLSD tea...

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Opinion Page SubmissionsThis newspaper welcomes letters to the editor and guest columns from area readers. Letters should be about current issues of general interest and should maintain a degree of civility and good taste. Letters that are potentially libelous will not be published.Letters are subject to editing for length, grammar, accuracy and clarity. Letters should be no more than 400 words and have the Letter writer’s signature. A daytime phone number should a...

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Archbishop visits Adams County

The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati visited Adams County on Friday, Sept. 5 to hold a special mass on a local farm.Congregants from parishes in neighboring counties, including St. Michael in Ripley and St. George in Georgetown, attended the service at the farm of a parishioner from Holy Trinity in West Union. Archbishop Schnurr was joined by priests from the Saint Martin Deanery, including Father Theodore Kosse and Father Bedel, former a...

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Lima prison break examined

LIMA — The intense manhunt for two inmates who escaped the Oakwood prison Thursday evening began seconds after they scaled the first security fence, setting off an alarm.At 7:38 p.m., three inmates climbed two security fences nearly 15 feet tall and topped with razor wire. They used crates to create a makeshift ladder. One inmate, Lindsey Bruce, a convicted murderer of a 5-year-old girl from near Columbus, was tackled by two correctional officers on the other side of the seco...

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Rep. Wenstrup visits county

Congressman Brad Wenstrup visited Adams County last Tuesday, Sept. 2 for a talk with local veterans to hear their concerns and answer any questions about Veterans Affairs healthcare. This session was one of many that Wenstrup has hosted around Ohio’s Second Congressional District.During the meeting, Wenstrup discussed what Congress has done recently to ensure a more efficient and accountable VA. One of the key actions was the passing of House Resolution 3230, the Veterans Ac...

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