People's Defender- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:38:03 EST 1800 December holidays bring Poinsettias Poinsettias can be found everywhere in stores this year. Red, pink, white, brown, are just a few of the colors I have observed this year. Some even had a heavy dose of glitter added for some extra “bling.” Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:22:08 EST SOACDF accepting educational grant applications The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation will be accepting applications Jan. 1 – 31, 2015 for the Educational Excellence Competitive Grant Program for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:22:07 EST Gas at $1.85$1.85 Those who have driven through West Union are aware that following the price of gasoline has been like riding a roller coaster, with periods of relative level prices punctuated by gradual major drops followed by a sudden increase to normal prices. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:46:06 EST Grand Jury indicts police impersonator The Adams County Grand Jury met on Thursday, Dec. 11 in West Union and handed down the following indictments. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:43:07 EST Accident injures four The intersection of state Route 136 and Old Cincinnati Pike was closed on Sunday, Dec. 14 for a two-vehicle accident in the early afternoon. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:42:08 EST Corn Performance Trials are listed In 2014, OSU Extension Specialists and Educators conducted Corn Performance trials throughout Ohio, using 209 Corn Hybrids. The results of these trials appeared in the CORN Newsletter last week. In addition to the corn performance trials the CORN... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:21:16 EST Local students decorate Courthouse tree The Adams County Board of Commissioners invited all third and fourth grade students in Adams County to make ornaments for the Courthouse Christmas tree located in the main foyer. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:44:08 EST Economic and Community Development Dept. reviews 2014 The Adams County Economic and Community Development Department has been busy reviewing the past year and looking forward to the coming year. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:42:10 EST OVCTC holds first Interview Day The Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center held its first Interview Day on Dec. 8. Participation in mock interview is a great way to give students an advantage in the competitive job market. Interview Day was created by the Career-Readiness Teacher... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:36:06 EST Production Control Technology Program starts at SHCTC Southern Hills Career and Technical Center is launching a new adult education program in Production Technology, beginning in January. This program offers adults interested in building and designing products a pathway to living wages and solid benefits... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:40:12 EST Uecker stands for Second Amendment rights in Senate vote COLUMBUS– State Senator Joe Uecker, R–Miami Township, has announced Senate passage of House Bill 234. The bill advances several initiatives to modernize Ohio's concealed carry laws by strengthening background checks and other... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:53:06 EST Sharing the Christmas spirit in the community With the holiday season comes the renowned Christmas spirit - the feeling that we should act better to our fellow man - and several organizations exist that help tune us into that Christmas spirit. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:18:06 EST NASA’s journey to Mars NASA is on a journey to Mars. And last week, I had a front-row seat to a step on this historic mission. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:38:05 EST Blue Creek Fire Dept. - newest drop-off recycling site The Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District and Adams Brown Recycling have teamed up to add a new recycling location at the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department in Blue Creek. A recycling container was placed, next to the fire house, that will... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:30:07 EST Pharmacy Technician training to start Pharmacy Technician Training prepares graduates to assist pharmacists in IV admixture and prescription preparation and procedures. Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination and... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:21:10 EST Commissioners meet with Chamber of Commerce The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Nov. 24, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Diane Ward was also present. The meeting was opened with prayer... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:59:07 EST OVCTC holds Dress for Success program On Dec. 3, the female students at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center received presentations on Ohio Means Jobs, career readiness, completing work-related documents, natural make-up and hair given by the cosmetology teacher Sherry Davis, and... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:34:08 EST Developmental Disabilities action plan on file A public hearing will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, to receive input on the Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities 2015 Annual Action Plan. Copies of the plan are available by calling 937-544-2574, ext.25. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:51:09 EST Poinsettias make a dazzling show Think poinsettias are a waste of money? Well let's reconsider. Here's a plant that, during the drab winter months, dazzles you with velvety red brilliance that makes any room come alive. It's the essence of... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:46:06 EST Three library staff members honored Adams County Public Library staff and board of trustees gathered to celebrate the dedicated service of three long-time staff members who retired this year. Glenda Jones has served the library in many roles, including as long-time Fiscal Officer, for... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:29:24 EST