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MLSD holds grand opening of Valley View Health Center

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The much anticipated Valley View School-Based Health Center held its grand opening on Friday, Aug. 22. Numerous dignitaries were present to speak and mingle as the ribbon was cut.Interact for Health, formerly the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati; Pike County Community Action Committee; US Representative Brad Wenstrup; The Ohio State Board of Education; and the Manchester School Board were all represented at the grand opening.Superintendent Craig Hockenberry served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event, introducing each of the speakers in turn. Terry Himes, president of the Manchester Local Board of Education, gave a speech on the opportunity that the health center represented and thanked those that made it happen.


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Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to travel across our state and meet with Ohioans from all walks of life, from veterans to teachers to business owners, workers, farmers and families. They told me about the problems they are facing in their lives and what Washington can do to help. And while I was happy to see how much progress we are making in the Buckeye State, it was also apparent to me that the federal government isn’t living up to its responsibilities—either...

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Hounds roll in final tuneup

Last Friday night, Aug. 22, was certainly one of the most anticipated sports nights that Adams County had seen in quite some time. For the first time in 35 years, two varsity football squads from West Union and Manchester met on the gridiron and although the game was just an exhibition, an OHSAA Foundation Game, the atmosphere was still electric, with a crowd estimated at over 800 people filling the bleachers and the hill overlooking Greyhound Stadium to be part of this historic event.

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35 years of waiting

Friday, October 26, 1979. Do you remember where you were on that date? Myself, I was a nerdy college student likely sitting in the university’s science hall watching the Friday night movie. Many of you were gathered in Manchester that evening, watching a football game between the home Greyhounds and the visiting West Union Dragons. Little did you know that it would be 35 years until you could gather in Manchester again to see those two schools pit their varsity football teams against ea...

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Peebles tops West Union 4-1

It was an early all-county match up plus an early Southern Hills Athletic Conference match up on Aug. 20 when the West Union Dragons boys soccer squad traveled up Route 41 to face off with the host Peebles Indians. It was the first outing of the season for new West Union head coach Kevin Hunter and the Dragons while the Indians were coming off a very tough 3-2 loss on the road the previous evening at Lucasville Valley.

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SPORTS EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, The People’s Defender will profile an Adams County senior student/athlete so our community and readers can get to know better these outstanding young people who participate both in athletics and academics in their high school.Name: Jessica SheltonSchool: Peebles High SchoolParents: Tammy SheltonSports played in High School: Basketball, Soccer, Softball.Favorite Sport: Soccer.Favorite...

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Manchester rules at Fayetteville Invite

Picking up right where they left off last fall, the Manchester High School and Junior High cross-country teams, affectionately known as the “Dog Pack”, turned in an impressive performance in their first outings of the 2014 campaign. Battling hornets and heat, the teams traveled to Chatfield College to compete in the 2014 Fayetteville Invitational and came back to Adams County with quite a bit of hardware.In the high school races, both the Manchester boys and girls captu...

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Kickoff Classic is a success

After the high school squads finished up their pre-seasons on Friday night, it was time for the younger gridiron stars to take the field on Saturday in the final tuneup for their regular seasons. The growing football program at North Adams hosted the “2014 Kickoff Classic” on Aug. 23, giving fans a chance to see some of the up and coming football talent that this area has to offer.“The day was a huge success,” said Justin Schmitz, one of the North Adams coac...

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Lady Devils golfers go 4-0

It was another winning outing on Friday, Aug. 22 for the North Adams Lady Devils golf squad, who have yet to taste defeat in the 2014 season, improving their overall mark to 4-0 with a 22-stroke victory in a tri-match at the Adams County Country Club, playing around a torrential downpour that struck midway through the match.

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Lady Indians fall in four sets

Coming off a tough four set victory over Lucasville Valley on the previous night, the Peebles Lady Indians circled the wagons and were back at home again on Thursday, Aug. 21 to battle another group of Lady Indians, these from Western Latham High School. Because of the unavailability of the Peebles High School gymnasium, this match was played in the Peebles Elementary gym and it was the visiting Lady Indians who rode home with the win, taking the match in four sets, 28-26, 25-16, 15-25, and 2...

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Lady Devils, Alexander tie 1-1

Girls soccer at Albany Alexander on Aug. 23 was a rematch of an opening round tournament game from last fall as the North Adams Lady Devils faced off with the Alexander Lady Spartans from the Tri-Valley Conference. Last season, it was the Lady Devils moving on in tourney play as they edged Alexander in a hard-fought game 1-0. The Lady Spartans were certainly looking for revenge but it would turn out to be a numb revenge on Saturday as the two teams battled to a 1-1 tie.

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Drama at Brushcreek

As the summer comes to a close the Brushcreek Motorsports Complex located just outside Peebles hosted one final event of the regular racing season on Aug. 23. The day was humid and hot and crews had to earn the wins this week as just preparing the cars in the heat was a tall task. Drivers readied as the sun began to set behind the hills. Not only was the air hot, but so was the action on the track as the first races began.

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Dryden’s Den: The playoff has arrived

The long awaited college football playoff is finally here. Although a four team system isn’t what most fans want, it is certainly an improvement. Why didn’t the powers that be simply install an eight team playoff? It’s the NCAA - no further clarification needed.The Heisman Trophy race, as always, will be a thrilling race. This season will feature another youngster, Jameis Winston, who has a legitimate chance at winning his second Heisman. Ohio State quarterback Br...

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SSCC in Mt. Orab opens for classes

Southern State Community College held a dedication ceremony Wednesday for its new Mt. Orab campus, with the school’s president calling the facility a part of “fulfilling Southern State’s mission and vision.”In a press release, SSCC said that when the ground was broken last summer for the school’s new campus in Brown County, it seemed implausible that the facility would be completed in just one year. The construction project finished ahead of schedule, ...

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Crummie wins Marine Corps 5K

Forty six runners and walkers gathered on Aug. 16 at the Salamon Airport outside of West Union for the 18th annual Marine Corps League 5K Run/Walk.Chad Sexton of Mt. Orab was the overall male winner in the run, while Manchester’s Xena Crummie was the first female runner to cross the finish line.In the men’s race, two other young men from Manchester finished strong with Ethan Pennywitt taking second overall and Brendon Kessler third. More Greyhounds crowded the top of th...

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Lady Devils take opener

Coming off a very successful 2013 regular season, Coach Katie Ragan and the North Adams Lady Devils volleyball squad were back on the court for the first time in 2014 on Tuesday night, Aug. 19, on the road to do battle with the Northwest Lady Mohawks.It was a productive trip for Coach Ragan and her troops as they took four sets to do it, but in the end outlasted the home team to the tune of a 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-20 victory in their 2014 regular season opener.

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Mums: Early planting is best

Have you planted hardy mums that never came back the next year? One secret to success is to buy them before they bloom and plant them right away. The sooner you plant mums the happier they’ll be. Mums that are trapped in a small pot for too long, or allowed to dry out, rarely come back the following year. If your goal is to have hardy perennial mums, you should treat them as you would any other container-grown flower or vegetable plant.

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Weekend EditionThe People’s DefenderSunday, August 24, 2014Vol. 15, No. 34—Page 1 open page processPaginators use two teasers center and left. WUN082414TeaseBULK MAILING PERMIT GOES TOP RIGHT OF THE PAGE (Clue: says Permit No. 20 on it)...

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