People's Defender- RSS Feed Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:12:38 EST 1800 Liberty Chapel Cemetery Association to meet Liberty Chapel Perpetual Care Cemetery Association will hold the annual meeting 2 p.m. Oct. 12, at Liberty Chapel, located state Route 353, in Decatur. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 08:13:14 EST Supreme Court restricts Ohio early voting The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's plan for early voting, granting a stay on Monday, Sept. 29 and reducing the number of early voting hours in Ohio. This ruling gave only 16 hours worth of notice to... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:46:21 EST Heritage Days celebrated Cathy Nelson, Founder and President Emeritus of the Friends of Freedom Society, was the keynote speaker at the dedication ceremony for the new Underground Railroad Historical Marker outside the John T. Wilson Homestead on Friday, Sept. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:33:10 EST Lady Dragons 8th graders complete SHAC ‘perfect’ regular season What the eighth grade version of West Union Lady Dragons volleyball accomplished this season in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference can simply be summed up in one word-perfection. With their win over Manchester on Sept. 30, the Lady Dragons did... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:06:18 EST Palmer, Johnson honored for their volleyball achievements Before the start of the Sept. 30 volleyball match in Manchester, two Lady Hounds were honored for their career accomplishments. Keisha Palmer, left, was given a special volleyball in recognition of her passing the 500 assist mark for her career, while... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:30:27 EST Upcoming open house is Oct. 4 Our open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. We invite you to stop by and view our new facility. We are very excited to be settling in and continuing our services for our local seniors. We will have door prizes and... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:38:16 EST Another weekend of events coming As the leaves start to change from green to the reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn, Adams County continues with another weekend full of festivals and celebrations. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:38:14 EST SOMC Family Health Center opens doors The Southern Ohio Medical Center family Health Center that has been under construction along state Route 41 in West Union has finally opened its doors to the public. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:38:12 EST Underground Railroad marker unveiled The Wilson Homestead unveiled the new Historic Underground Railroad Site marker during the Friday festivities of the Heritage Days on Sept. 26. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:38:10 EST Glad the SR 125 detour is behind us To the editor:Life is full of detours, we're glad this one open and safe! Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:36:12 EST Historic Malabar Farm is worth the trip Once upon a time, our family uprooted from suburban Philadelphia and moved to Adams County, Ohio. It wasn't a hasty decision. For several years we read and studied about small farms and country living, explored Ohio during vacation trips, and... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:53:20 EST Portman staff to hold office hours in Adams County U.S. Senator Rob Portman's staff will hold office hours in Adams County on Tuesday, Oct. 7. During this time, constituents will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns with a district representative who will provide their... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:53:13 EST Local teacher recognized by State Treasurer Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's office visited Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center on Monday, Sept. 29 to present an 'Ohio Strong' Award. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:38:19 EST Next week is National 4-H Week More than six million young people across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Adams County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things the 4-H youth... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:38:17 EST The model God gave us To the editor: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:36:14 EST A Christmas prayer ride The collection season for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is just around the corner, and this year things are going to kick off with a prayer ride on Saturday that will converge on each OCC drop-off site in a five-county area. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:10:11 EST Democratic candidates visit county Candidates for public office and their representatives spoke at the Adams County Democrat Club's annual Ham and Bean Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the West Union High School. Among the speakers were Sharen Neuhardt, Democratic candidate for... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:00:20 EST Safety Day in Manchester is Saturday This Saturday, Oct. 4, is a big day on the river for the Manchester Fire, Rescue, and EMS squads as they will be hosting their fourth annual Safety Day. The day is filled with a full schedule of events running from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with free... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:16:05 EST Greyhounds get league win, top Riverview East 38-18 Just a week after being bullied around by the Sciotoville East Tartans, the Manchester Greyhounds football squad decided to turn the tables last Friday night, Sept. 26. The Hounds played their first Ohio Valley Athletic League contest of 2014, hosting... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:25:38 EST Dragons spoil Mason County’s Senior Night It was Senior Night for the Mason County boys soccer program on Monday night, Sept. 29, but it was the West Union Dragons who spoiled the evening for the host Royals, getting a late goal from J. J. Kramer to pull out a hard-fought 2-1... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:11:08 EST