People's Defender- RSS Feed Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:41:07 EST 1800 Dairymen hold 4-H meeting The March 22 meeting of the Adams County Jr. Dairymen began with the pledges led by club president, Lexie Hesler. During the meeting the club discussed different options for a community service project. The club also discussed T-shirt colors to be... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:36:37 EST Best Sellers 1. “The Girl on the Train”By Paula Hawkins2. “Dead Wake”By Erik Larson3. “American Sniper”By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:36:35 EST Highland County part of Quail Initiative A number of Highland County landowners were recently invited to an informational meeting to consider management of their properties to improve bobwhite quail habitat. Forty two landowners attended and many of them have already been participating in an... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:36:33 EST ‘I’ve never been without something to love’ Daisy enrolled in hospice when she was 90 years old. She had been widowed for six years and had been living in the nursing home for about a year. Daisy was born in Kentucky, married when she was 15 and immediately moved to a farm in Pike County, Ohio,... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:21:51 EST And sow it begins Growing up in southern Ohio in the 1950s, 60s and even the 70s was a great experience. Take for instance in the spring of the year. In most places in this great country spring came in with the world coming to life in the trees, flowers, grass,... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:21:38 EST Secretary of State’s Office to hold open office hours COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted Thursday announced April regional office hours. Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State's office will be in 36 counties around Ohio including Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown,... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:21:35 EST Local athletes earn academic award All fans like to relish in the on-court accomplishments of our local athletes but the most important part of their mission is when they truly earn the title of the student/athlete. Three local high school graduates, all of whom continued their... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:26:32 EST SSCC women look ahead Though a 3-19 record may not be indicative of such, the 2014-15 season was a huge improvement for the women's basketball program at Southern State Community College. The team won no games the previous season and as this winter progressed, the... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:26:42 EST Dryden’s Den: ‘15 NFL Draft, the defense The 2015 draft is loaded on the defensive side of the ball. The talent at tackle is outstanding plus there are several edge rushers who will make a difference. The interior linebacker position is solid with a few players who will crack the first... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:01:32 EST THE PEOPLE’S DEFENDER SENIOR PROFILE 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... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:21:34 EST Arey, Justice earn district honors Peebles varsity boys coach Josh Arey was honored on March 24 at the District 14 All-Star Games with a plaque as the District's Division IV coach of the Year. Arey led the Indians to a 23-2 record this past season and his team won sectional and... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:01:31 EST Big Sandy Superstore holding a Spring Charity Challenge Big Sandy Superstore, a home furnishings retailer based in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, will host a Charity Challenge event this weekend, Friday through Tuesday, March 27-31. The event will benefit numerous charities throughout the communities Big Sandy... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:06:33 EST Adams County Girls Pee Wee Tourney Winners Fourth Grade Girls Champions-North Adams #2Fourth Grade Girls Runner-Up- West Union #1Fifth Grade Girls Champions- North Adams #2Fifth Grade Girls Runner-Up- Manchester Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:31:40 EST Art, music in spotlight It was a night to showcase the artistic and musical talents of the students from the four county school districts as once again West Union High School played host to the All County Arts and Music Festival. The March 25 event was an opportunity for the... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:46:31 EST District 14 coaches name All-District Teams The members of the District 14 Coaches Association met last month to choose their 2014-15 All-District Basketball teams and no less than 19 players and coaches from Adams County have been recognized. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:01:42 EST New ‘venture’ for the Humane Society WEST UNION — Representatives from Venture Productions, Inc., visited the Humane Society of Adams County Tuesday evening to present the organization with a $30,000 check to help the Humane Society reach its goal to open a new animal... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:41:31 EST Charter school reform is needed This is a moment of rare opportunity in Ohio politics. Everyone — Republicans and Democrats, Gov. John Kasich, strong advocates for public schools and supporters of school choice – agrees that Ohio's charter schools need... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:21:34 EST Become a master gardener Do you like to garden? Are you interested in helping others? Do you like to volunteer to help others? Would you like to learn more about gardening? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, you may want to look into the OSUE Master... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:16:45 EST New trustees sworn in at SSCC At the March 18 meeting of the Southern State Community College Board of Trustees, Clinton County Common Pleas Court Judge Tim Rudduck presided over the swearing in of Brian De Bruin, Brian Prickett, and Kyle Rudduck, whose appointments fill the final... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:41:36 EST USDA finalizes procedures for sorghum referendum The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Check-off Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:36:44 EST