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Remember The Great Blizzard 35 Years Ago Routine Traffic Stop Sends 3 to Jail Manchester Police Department K9 Officer Jason Mallott, was on routine patrol on the evening of Tuesday, January 29 and made a traffic stop on St. Rt. 136 at Brown Hill Rd. for a loud muffler, upon approaching the drivers side door Officer Mallott observed the driver to be Connie Myers, of West Union, (formally of Manchester). Officer Mallott found that Myers had a Felony warrant through Adams County for Aggravated Drug Possession which occurred in Manchester several months prior. Also in the vehicle was Timothy McKee Sr. and Timothy McKee Jr. Officer Mallott deployed his K9 Elko and upon a search of the exterior of the vehicle Elko detected an odor of a narcotic on the passengers side door. Officer Mallott then advised the occupants that Elko had indicated on the passen-

ger’s side door. The front seat passenger McKee Jr. then pulled a baggie of Marijuana from inside his pants and the rear passenger McKee Sr. also produced a box of Sudafed. All three subjects indicated that they were going to trade the Sudafed for Methamphetamine. After speaking to all occupants it was determined that an individual from Brown County was en-route to West Union possibly with more Methamphetamines. Officer’s from West Union and the Adams County Sheriff’s Department were able to locate the vehicle and make an arrest on the driver and passenger. Manchester Police Chief Jeff Bowling would like to thank the Adams County Sheriff’s Department and the West Union Police Department for their assistance.

Brown County Missing Woman Found Inside Car Pictured: Towboat trapped in the ice on the Ohio River. Thirty-five years ago, the Ohio Valley and Kentucky and Ohio. The resultant massive and Great Lakes were paralyzed by one of the worst powerful storm system produced some of the winter storms to ever sweep across the region. lowest pressure readings ever recorded in the Transportation, schools and businesses were United States mainland that were not associated shut down for days. The "Great Blizzard of with hurricanes. In fact, several weather stations 1978" dumped vast amounts of snow across the in the storm's path had to readjust their baroregion and caused widespread near-hurricane graphs as station pressures fell below the initial strength wind gusts that heaped snow into enor- chart scale. On January 26, the barometric presmous drifts. A legend to those who lived sure dropped to 28.46 inches of mercury at through it, this once-in-a-lifetime storm will Columbus, 28.68 inches at Dayton and 28.81 always be the standard by which the severity of inches at Cincinnati. These readings set new all future winter storms to hit the region are records for the lowest sea level pressures ever judged. recorded at each station. Even more impressive This severe blizzard was the result of a rel- was Cleveland's record low pressure reading of atively rare merger of two distinct upper level 28.28 inches, which remains the lowest preswaves (one over Texas and one over the sure ever recorded in Ohio and one of the lowNorthern Plains) that caused an explosive inten- est pressure readings on record within the mainsification of a surface low pressure system land United States (not associated with a hurrimoving north from the Gulf Coast into cane). See BLIZZARD on page 3

A missing Brown County woman and her car is believed to have been found Wednesday, January 2. Rhonda Cheesman, 49, was reported missing by her boyfriend on December 19, 2012, after being missing since December 9, 2012. Officials believe that Cheesman and her car was found in a field outside of Russellville, after the Brown County Communications Center received a call of a car in the field. The caller got close enough to read the plate number. Officials gained knowledge that it matched Cheesman's vehicle. A body believed to be Cheesman was located inside the vehicle. The Brown County Coroner's Office is handling the death investigation.


Adams County Science Fair 2013

Ohio River Crested Sunday at 47.8

Pictured: Initiated in 2010, the Adams County Science Fair Traveling Trophy is presented to the school with the highest student total score. For the fourth year, the Traveling Trophy was awarded to the students of North Adams High School, pictured proudly holding the trophy. Students in grades 7-12 presented their science fair were eligible to compete in the projects to judges during the Adams County county science fair. Student projects were Science Fair on Tuesday, January 29, at the entered in these categories: Behavioral and West Union High School. Working in teams of Social, Botany, Chemistry, Computer, Earth two, judges from various professions and occu- and Space, Engineering, Environmental, pations rated the projects entered in the county Mathematical, Medicine and Health, competition. Only students previously judged Microbiology, Physics and Zoology. as “excellent” or “superior” at a building level See SCIENCE on page 9

The Ohio River crested Sunday, February 3, at 1:00 p.m. in Manchester at 47.8. The Flood Stage is 52 ft. in Manchester. Ohio Brush Creek crested on Wednesday, January 30, at 7:15 p.m. at 10.52 ft. The Flood Stage for Ohio Brush Creek is 15 ft.

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Punxsutawney Phil Predicts an Early Spring On Saturday, February 2, the One Hundred and Twenty Seventh Annual Trek of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club at Gobbler’s Knob….Punxsutawney Phil, the King of the Groundhogs,Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Weather Prophet without Peer, was awakened from his borrow at 7:28 a.m. with a tap of the President’s cane. Phil and President Deeley conversed in Groundhogese and Phil directed him to the chosen Prognostication scroll. The President tapped the chosen scroll and directed Phil’s Prediction be proclaimed: My new Knob entrance is a sight to behold Like my faithful followers, strong and bold and so ye faithful, there is no shadow to see An early Spring for you and me.

By Britney Bennington, Informer Sports Informer Sports covered Manchester Lady Hounds vs. Ripley Lady Blue Jays at Manchester, Manchester Greyhounds vs. West Union Dragons at Manchester and the

West Union Lady Dragons vs. the Peebles Lady Indians. Also, you will see coverage on JV action as well as the Varsity. Turn to page 12 for Informer Sports.

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The following obituaries are on page 3 of this week’s edition: Frances L. Allen, Harry Bixler, Paislee Marie Elizabeth Dickens, Barbara Fite, Ruth Clyde Gierhart and Mary Rolfe.

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Obituaries Ruth Clyde Gierhart

Ruth Clyde Gierhart, 99, of Milford, died Thursday, January 31, at the Hospice of Cincinnati East. She was born on January 26, 1914 to the late Clyde and Minta Wilson Gierhart. She was a Lathe Operator for the Cincinnati Clock and Instrument Co. for 43 years. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services was held Saturday, February 2, at Wilson Home for Funerals. Burial followed at the Manchester Cemetery. Rev Charles Barnes officiated. Friends and family may sign an online guestbook at

Barbara Fite

Barbara Fite, 71, of Lynx, died Tuesday, January 29, at the Clermont Mercy Hospital, Batavia. Mrs. Fite was born April 5, 1941 the daughter of the late Virgil and Phyllis (Piatt) Shiveley. Besides her parents Mrs. Fite was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fite and two sisters: Virginia Fiege and Thelma Tully. Survivors include five sisters: Kathryn Evans, of Lynx, Dorothy Tully, of Tollesboro, Kentucky; Sandra Tully, of Lynx, Tammy Stevens, of Aberdeen, Regina Boling, of Blue Creek, three brothers: Samuel Shiveley, of Lynx, John Shiveley, of Ripley, James Shiveley, of Blue Creek, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, February 1, at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Hamilton Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Adams County Humane Society. Family and friends may sign Mrs. Fite’s online guestbook at

Mary Rolfe

Mary Rolfe, 56, of Peebles, passed away Wednesday, January 30, at the Christ Hospital. She was born in Wilmington, on May 28, 1956 the daughter of the late John and Virginia (Shields) Perdue. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers: Richard and Donald Perdue, two sisters: Dorothy Sowards and Carlyon Frost. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Rolfe, Sr., of Peebles, whom she married on December 1, 1972, two sons: Ronnie Rolfe, Jr. and Gordon Rolfe, both of Peebles, one daughter and son-in-law, Saundra and Jerry Musser, Sr., of Peebles, four sisters: Barbara Cline, of Peebles, Susan Collins, of Rarden, Diane Nave, of Hazard, Kentucky and Brenda Massey, of West Union and two grandchildren: Angel and Kathryn. Funeral services was held on Saturday, February 2, at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles. Phil Fulton officiated.

Paislee Marie Elizabeth Dickens

Paislee Marie Elizabeth Dickens, three month old daughter of Dustin and Heather (Eldridge) Dickens, died Wednesday, January 23, at the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born October 23, 2012 in Hamilton County. Survivors include her parents, Dustin and Heather Dickens, of Lynx, paternal grandparents, Catherine Grooms and husband Bill, of Lynx, maternal grandparents, Debbie Eldridge and the late Rocky Eldridge, paternal great grandparents, Patricia and Larry Clift, of Lynx, Ann and Bill Grooms, of Cincinnati, maternal great grandparents, Gerry Lacy, of West Union and the late Charles Lacy and the late Cliff Eldridge, many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and members of the Dickens and Bayless families. A memorial service was held Saturday February 2, at the West Union Christian Union Church. Lee Dettwiller officiated. The Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home in West Union, served the family. Memorials can be made to the First State Bank of Adams County to the memorial fund of Paislee Marie Elizabeth Dickens. Friends and Family may sign Paislee’s online guestbook at

Frances L. Allen

Frances L. Allen, 88, of Lynx, died Monday, January 28, at the Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near Ripley. She was born October 6, 1924 near Tulip in Brush Creek Township. She was preceded in death by parents, Homer and Loah (Fenton) Grooms and first husband, Hubert Saylors. She is survived by husband, Harold E. Allen of Lynx; two brothers: Russell Grooms, of West Union and William Grooms, of Maineville, one sister, Phyllis Roush, of Bethel, many nieces and nephews, one brother-in-law, Malcolm Allen of Webster, New York and two sistersin-laws; Loveda Grooms, of Springboro and Geneva Palmer, of Lebanon. She retired from the Sears Company at the Dayton Mall in Dayton and worked in the Display Department for 29 years. She was a member of the American Legion-Ladies Auxiliary Unit 100 in West Union and was a member of the West Union Senior Citizens Club. The funeral service was Thursday, January 31, at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Reverend Volley Reed officiated. The interment was at the East Liberty Cemetery in Lynx.

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Harry Bixler

Harry Bixler, 86, of West Union, died Wednesday January 30, at his residence. Mr. Bixler was born June 11, 1926 the son of the late Harry and Mrytle (Berry) Bixler, of Troy. Mr. Bixler was a member of the West Union Masonic Lodge #43, Scottish Right Valley of Cincinnati, West Union Eastern Star and a member of the West Union Christian Union Church. Survivors include his wife, Lois Bixler, of West Union, a daughter, Cindy O’Dell, of West Union, a son, Larry Bixler, of Russellville, brother, James Bixler, of Greenville, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services was held Sunday February 3, at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home in West Union. Brian Justice officiated. Masonic service was held. Graveside services was held Monday February 4, at the Harris Creek Cemetery in Bradford. Memorials can be made to VITAS Hospice or the West Union Christian Union Church. Friends and Family may sign Mr. Bixler’s online guestbook at

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Rain and fog were widespread across the region during the evening hours of January 25, 1978 with temperatures generally in the 30s and 40s. National Weather Service offices across the Great Lakes and Upper Ohio Valley had issued blizzard warnings for most of the region by late evening on January 25. Early that morning, an arctic airmass pushed into the area with bitter cold temperatures and howling winds. Blizzard conditions arrived in Cincinnati, around 1:00 a.m. and reached Dayton and Columbus within the next couple hours. By 7:00 a.m., the blizzard conditions extended all the way to Cleveland. Visibilities were near zero for much of the day and even into January 27. Temperatures rapidly plunged from the 30s to bitter-cold single digits in just a few hours. Wind gusts averaged 50 to 70 mph for much of the day on the January 26, reaching 69 mph at Dayton and Columbus and 82 mph in Cleveland. An ore carrier stranded in thick ice on Lake Erie just offshore from Sandusky reported sustained winds of 86 mph with gusts to 111 mph that morning! Extremely cold wind chills around minus 50 degrees or lower continued throughout the day, making it especially dangerous to venture outside. While snowfall was difficult to measure due to the strong winds, official storm-total snowfall amounts from January 25-27 ranged from 4.7 inches in Columbus to 6.9 inches in Cincinnati, to 12.9 inches in Dayton. Other areas across the region saw well over a foot of snow from the storm. The powerful winds and snow caused major complications across the entire region. Widespread wind damage occurred as thousands of trees and many miles of electric/telephone lines were blown down. As a result, hundreds of thousands of homes were left without power and heat, and many important communication lines were disconnected. Gusty winds also caused numerous other instances of structural damage as well as massive snowdrifts reaching 15 to 25 feet in height. In addition to reaching the rooftops of houses and businesses and causing many roof collapses, these huge drifts brought practically all means of air, rail, and highway transportation to a complete standstill for 24 hours or more. Cars were easily buried and many individuals were left stranded in their vehicles. Numerous closures of interstates and highways resulted, including Interstate 75 which was closed for three days, a portion of Interstate 475 near Toledo which was shut down for six days, and the entire length of the Ohio Turnpike which was closed for the first time in its history. These prolonged highway closures resulted in food shortages in many areas, and the Red Cross and armed forces stepped in to help distribute food to those in need. Fortunately, the early morning arrival of this

severe blizzard prompted officials to close nearly all schools on January 26, which prevented children from being stranded at school or on buses. In fact, Ohio schools did not reopen until early the following week. President Carter declared a federal disaster in Ohio on the 26th and in Indiana the following day. Meanwhile, area governors activated the National Guard in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Thousands of men and women on active duty put in many long hours to help clear roadways, restore power, perform emergency rescues and evacuations, deliver food and medicine, and transport medical personnel to hospitals. In many instances, the only means of rescuing individuals with medical emergencies was by helicopter. All across the region, thousands of volunteers with snowmobiles and four-wheel drive vehicles also risked their lives to transport emergency personnel and utility workers and to deliver medical necessities to those in need. Radio stations suspended regular programming to provide storm information and to serve as communication links where other means of communication had failed and highway travel was impossible. The death toll from this epic winter storm rose to over 70 across the region. This included 5 in Kentucky, 11 in Indiana and 51 in Ohio. Of the Ohio fatalities, 22 were the result of exposure as individuals abandoned their stranded vehicles or homes with no heat. Thirteen individuals died from the cold while trapped inside their vehicles, and another 13 died inside their homes after losing power and heat. Two others died in buildings that collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. Falls and heart-attacks caused by snow shoveling were among the other causes of death across the region. Fortunately, with so many highways closed, there were no traffic-related deaths in Ohio that weekend. Agricultural losses from the storm totaled around $73 million in Ohio as the result of dead livestock, lost production, property damage, and milk/egg losses. Unable to store or transport milk because of highway closures, farmers were forced to dump the vast majority of milk produced in the days following the blizzard. To be considered a blizzard, a winter storm must produce sustained winds or frequent gusts greater than 35 mph and be accompanied by falling and/or blowing snow that frequently reduces visibility to less than 1/4 mile for 3 hours or more. Generally, temperatures will be 20 degrees or lower with a blizzard. A severe blizzard is characterized by wind speeds of 45 mph or higher accompanied by a great density of falling and/or blowing snow that frequently reduces visibilities to near zero, along with temperatures generally 10 degrees or lower. The powerful winter storm of 1978 was a severe blizzard.

ACSO INTAKE AND RELEASE REPORT January 25 - 31 Jameson Rayley Alkire, 21, Seaman, Breaking and Entering. Booked 1/28 Tasha Nichole Arey, 25, Peebles, Possession of DrugsHeroin. Booked 1/29 Michael David Baker, 36, Seaman, Illegal Assembly of Chemicals for Manufacturing of Drugs. Booked 1/30 Joshua Bradley Beam, 34, West Union, Convey Prohibited Items to Detention Facility. Booked 1/25 Joseph Michael Benjamin, 44, West Union, Trafficking in Drugs, Booked 1/27 Dinah J. Bennington, 36, Blue Creek, Illegal Manufacture of Drugs. Booked 1/26 Released 1/28 Paul A. Black, 41, Winchester, Illegal Assembly of Chemicals for Manufacture of Drugs. Booked 1/26 Released 1/28 Tera Loraine Brock, 29, Decatur, Driving Under Suspension. Booked 1/28 Lisa Marie Burris, 47, Manchester, Parole Holder. Booked 1/24 Released 1/30 Devin L. Clark, 41, Peebles, Failure to Appear on a Felony Charge. Booked 1/7 Released 1/28 William Matthew Cowan, 26, West Union, Interference with Custody. Booked 1/28 Jerry P. Eason, 45, Peebles, Out of County

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Warrant. Booked 1/29 Joshua Ray Forman, 27, Peebles, Aggravated Possession of Drugs. Booked 1/28 Tamie M. Gilpin, 22, West Union, Theft and Forgery. Booked 1/29. Jami A. Green, 20, Peebles, Probation Detainer. Booked 1/26 Heather Dawn Grooms, 22, West Union, Forgery. booked 1/29 Joshua K. Hall, 18, West Union, Driving Under Suspension. Booked 1/28 Charles Ray Hamblin, 26, Peebles, Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor Charge. Booked 12/31/12 Released 1/25/13 Patricia Ann Hamilton, 32, Manchester, Possession of Drugs, Booked 1/30 Bobby Lee Hanshaw, 27, West Union, Driving Under Suspension. Booked 1/14 Released 1/25 Allen Harding, 55, Blue Creek, Possession of DrugsMarijuana. Booked 1/28 Released 1/29 Terry K. Howell, 28, Manchester, Disorderly Conduct. Booked 1/19 Released 1/25 James Paul Lewis, 59, Seaman, Obstructing Justice and Failure to Stop for Accident. 1/28 Eli Whitley Mason, 29, West Union, Burglary. Booked 1/9 Released 1/29 Benjamin Boyd McGlothin Jr., 36, Ripley, Possession of Dangerous Ordnance. Booked 1/30 Jeremy William McLaughlin, 22, West Union, Escape. Booked 1/28 Travis Alton Morrison, 20, Winchester, Receiving Stolen Property. Booked 1/14 Released 1/25 Connie R. Myers, 52,

West Union, Possession of Drugs. Booked 1/29 Thomas E. Nicely, 41, Peebles, OVI. Booked 1/28 Michael Lee Perry, 37, Blue Creek, Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor Charge. Booked 1/27 David A. Planck, 21, Peebles, Criminal Damaging. Booked 1/21 Released 1/25 Anna M. pollard, 25, West Union, Probation Detainer. Booked 1/30 Denise Pruitt, 53, Cleeves, Illegal Manufacture of Drugs. Booked 1/27 Gary L. Ramsey, 59, Manchester, OVI. Booked 1/28 Jo R. Rolph, 35, Manchester, Failure to pay child support. Booked 1/27 Released 1/28 Amy Satterfield, 21, West Union, Bond Revoked, Booked 1/29 Brendan Schoonover, 46, West Union, Failure to Register. Booked 1/25 Zachary David Scott, 27, Manchester, Unauthorized Use of Property. Booked 1/27 Released 1/29 Samantha Louise Sturgill, 22, West Union, Petty Theft. Booked 1/29 Trayland M. Sullivan, 24, West Union, Illegal Assembly of Chemicals for Manufacture of Drugs. Booked 1/26 Donald R. Waldron, 34, West Union, Breaking and Entering. Booked 1/27 Lisa M. White, 26, Marysville, Illegal Use of Food Stamps. Booked 1/29 Released 2/1 Gregory W. Whitt, 37, Manchester, Contempt of Court. Booked 1/17 Released 1/28 Curtis Edward Yates, 54, Peebles, Breaking and Entering. Booked 1/27 Released 1/31

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Woman Indicted forBurglary and Criminal Damaging The Brown County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a Burglary which had been reported on August 11, 2012. The report indicated that while at her residence on Fite Avenue, Hamersville, a 88 year old woman’s electricity suddenly went off. There were no adverse weather conditions, so she attempted to call the power company. The victim stated that her telephone was also out of service. While waiting for the power to come back on, the woman confronted an unknown woman coming from her garage into the living area of the house. The 88 year old woman asked the stranger who she was and why she was in her home. After giving a false name and reason for being there, the woman was escorted from the residence. Further investigation into the incident revealed that the telephone lines had been pulled apart and the breaker had been disconnected. Entry into the resi-

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Adams dence had been made by prying open a window from the garage area and entering a door from the garage into the residence. Shoe prints around the separated telephone wires matched shoes identified as belonging to a suspect in the case. The suspect was identified as Leah Anne Adams, 24, of Hamersville. She had remained at large, until her arrest on January 4, on unrelated charges. After

questioning the suspect, the case was presented to the Grand Jury on January 23. On January 24, 2013 Leah Anne Adams was Indicted for one count of Burglary, a Felony 2nd Degree and Criminal Damaging, a Misdemeanor 2nd Degree. Adams, remains in custody at the Brown County Adult Detention Center on a $20,000.00 cash, surety, property bond.

Pictured Front Row: Leonard "Brother" Evans. Back (L/R): Bill Evans, Lynn "Sis" (Evans) Sutton, Leonard Evans and then Manchester Council President Luther Jolly. A frozen, ice-jammed people could walk out on it escaped injuries and got out Ohio River formed during and across it. of the vehicle and walked January 1977. The River The late Ricky Dryden, back to shore. The late Valley had 28 days with a who was from Manchester, Tommy Cooper was called below zero temperature in drove out onto the Ohio and cables were stretched to January and the Ohio River River and flipped his vehi- the vehicle so it could be froze over enough so that cle on the river. Dryden winched back to shore.

14 Indicted by Grand Jury West Union, was indicted on the charge of Aggravated Vehicular Assault and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, a Felony of the Third Degree and a Misdemeanor of the First Degree. Heather Grooms, 22, of West Union, was indicted on the charge of Theft and Forgery, a Felony of Fifth Degree. Charls Bennett, 68, of Otway,was indicted on the charge of Improper Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle, a Felony of the Fourth Degree. Tami Gilpin, 22, of West Union, was indicted on the charge of Theft and Forgery, a Felony of Fifth Degree. Shelbe Kirk, 45, of Manchester, was indicted on the charge of Theft and Forgery, a felony of Fifth Degree. Charles Grooms, 44, of Seaman, was indicted on the charge of Illegal Conveyance of Prohibited Items onto the Grounds of Detention Facility or Institution, a Felony of the Third Degree. Jessica Setty, 29, of

West Union, was indicted on the charge of Theft and Grand Theft, a Felony of the Fourth and Fifth Degree. Connie Myers, 52, of Manchester, was indicted on the charge of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a Felony of the Fifth Degree. Ryan Lehrman, 33, of Winchester, was indicted on the charge of Grand Theft, a Felony of the Fourth Degree. Michael Delong, 47, of Winchester, was indicted on the charge of Trafficking in Drugs, a Felony of the Fifth Degree. Jameson Alkire, 21, of Seaman, was indicted on the charge of Breaking/Entering and Theft, Felonies of the Fifth Degree. Winston Delk, 21, of Seaman, was indicted on the charge of Breaking/ Entering and Theft, Felonies of the Fifth Degree. Chris Hilderbrand, 18, of Winchester, was indicted on the charge of Breaking and Entering, Felony of the Fifth Degree.

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The Adams County Grand Jury was reconvened in response to recent Felony Criminal charges against people alleged to have broken the law in Adams County. The Grand Jurors are average citizens of Adams County who meet regularly during a four-month term. Although the activities of the grand jury are confidential under Ohio law, the indictments that they present are a matter of public record. Prosecutor David Kelley would like to thank the grand jurors for responding on short notice to hear these serious cases. Under the United States and Ohio constitutions, all people charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. During the Grand Jury session, the following people were indicted for felonies: William Passmore, 37, of McDermott, was indicted on the charge of Having Weapons While Under Disability, a Felony of the Third Degree. Matt J. Condon, 42, of

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Republican Pancake Breakfast The Adams County Republican Party held their pancake breakfast Saturday, February 2, at the Wayne Township Community Center in Cherry Fork. Commissioner Stephen Caraway opened the meeting and introduced Central Committee Chairman Harty Wallingford. Congressman Brad Wenstrup spoke on issues that are affecting the United States Congress. Commissioner Caraway then introduced, to those in attendance, who will be seeking the Republican held Clerk of Courts seat. A total of seven are seeking the position, are as follows: Cindy Bilyeu, Bobbie Grooms, Larry Heller, Tim Lewis, Joseph Wright, Chris Moore and Cara Roush. The Adams County Republican Central Committee will be making the announcement soon after each of the above names has been interviewed.

Pictured is Harty Wallingford speaking at the Pancake Breakfast.

MPD Installs Drug Box The Manchester Police Department has now installed a drug drop box located on the front porch of the Community Building, 400 Pike St., Manchester. The department is asking that you drop any unwanted drugs or medications in the drop box to be properly disposed of and in hopes to avoid getting them into the wrong hands.However, the department will not accept any liquids or needles/syringes. Please feel free to use this accessory and to keep the drugs off the streets of Manchester. This box was donated free of charge by the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Office. "This is the first year that the MPD has participated in the program and we hope that it will be a great success to the Village of Manchester," said Chief Jeff Bowling.

Brown County Web Checks and Concealed Carry License Sheriff's Office is Extending hours. Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that the Brown County Sheriff’s Office has extended their hours for accepting Web Checks (electronic arrest record checks) and Concealed Carry License

Applications. “We are here to serve the public,” said Sheriff Wenninger “and I hope that the extended hours will make it more convenient for those who work during normal business hours.” The hours are as follows (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS):

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Appointments are encouraged by calling 937378-4435, but walk-ins are welcome.

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Politics & Government House Small Business Committee Unveils Small Biz Reg Watch Initiative Small businesses are bracing for “a tsunami of executive orders and regulations” from the Obama administration, and the House Small Business Committee is helping them make their voices heard with the Small Biz Reg Watch initiative unveiled today. Small Biz Reg Watch will highlight pending regulations for small business owners, and give them the opportunity to speak out about how the rules being handed down by bureaucrats in Washington affect their ability to grow and hire new workers. House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) said, “Most small businesses don’t have lawyers or lobbyists who focus on regulatory compliance, like larger corporations may have,” said Chairman Graves. “Therefore, our Committee wants to help them participate in the federal government rule-making process.

Not all regulations are bad, but many can be unnecessarily burdensome and it is important that small companies express their concerns before a rule is finalized. Because small businesses bear a regulatory cost that is much higher than the cost of compliance for large businesses, our Committee wants to help small companies make their voice heard as federal regu-

of more than $515 billion on the U.S. economy.” The Small Business Committee reports that small businesses “pay a regulatory compliance cost that is 36 percent higher than large businesses,” at a time when they remain fearful of rising health care and energy costs, and the threat of more tax hikes, according to the most recent Gallup survey. Reining in the Obama administration’s red tape factory in Washington is Guest Column of House John A. Boehner part Speaker-designate Republicans’ Pledge to United States America and Plan for House of America’s Job Creators, and the Small Biz Reg Representatives Watch represents another step in that effort. The lations are being consid- House has already passed ered.” several bills targeting burAccording to the densome federal regulaNational Federation of tions that hurt small busiIndependent Business – the nesses and hamper privatenation’s largest small busi- sector job creation, and will ness advocacy organization continue working to hold – “there are currently 4,128 the Obama administration federal regulations in the accountable for the impact pipeline which, if imple- of its excessive regulatory mented, will impose costs agenda.

Wenstrup Calls for Careful Scrutiny of Hagel’s Record Last week Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R) and a group of 9 other House Republican veterans issued the following statement urging a thorough examination of former Senator Chuck Hagel's record during his Thursday confirmation hearing: As military veterans, we admire Chuck Hagel's honorable and valiant service during the Vietnam War. His courage

and commitment in uniform are well documented. At the

should it stifle a vigorous examination of Mr. Hagel's statements and votes on issues such as the defense budget, Israel, Iran, terrorism, and nuclear U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup weapons. We urge the Senate to scrutinize care(R-Ohio) fully Mr. Hagel's troublesome record on these issues. The common defense of our country same time, military experi- and the health of our milience shouldn't be the sole or tary cannot afford an uncritprimary qualification for ical vetting for such a critiSecretary of Defense. Nor cal Cabinet position. Joining Rep. Wenstrup are nine other representatives are as follows: Rep. Manchester Veteran's Club Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), Starts 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Rep. Mike Coffman (RCO), Rep. Tom Cotton (RFriday, February 8 AR), Rep. Doug Collins (RGA), Rep. Ron DeSantis (RFeaturing Hot Rod and FL), Rep. John Fleming (RLA), Rep. Tim Griffin (Rthe Fast Lane AR), Rep. Mike Pompeo (RKS) and Rep. Tom Rooney Door Prizes! (R-FL).

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Efforts To Ensure Workers Are Allowed Paid Sick Leave, Keep Ohio Families Healthy Four in 10 Private-Sector Workers Don’t Have Any Paid Sick Days. There Have Been More than 3,000 Flu-Related Hospitalizations since September 2012, Last Year, Fewer than 100 Flu-Associated Hospitalizations Occurred in Ohio. With flu season in full swing, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined efforts to ensure paid sick leave for workers and to keep Ohio families healthy. More than 3,000 Ohioans have been hospitalized because of the influenza virus this season alone and while medical professionals are advising workers to stay home to avoid spreading the flu to others, too many Americans—including four in ten private-sector workers—do not have a single paid sick day that they can use to care for themselves or to care for a sick family member. The problem is exacerbated by last week’s news that the number of Americans who are members of unions is at its lowest point since 1930. “For too many Americans, sick day means a day without pay,” Brown said. “Business owners, like Heather, realize that healthy workers are often more productive workers. Doing the right thing is also right for business. But not all employers recognize this, and many workers are left without unions to stand up for them. The Healthy Families Act would allow American workers to earn the sick leave that would once have been negotiated on their behalf by unions through collective bargaining. Paid sick days save employers money. They reduce turnover and help increase productivity. Paid sick days are vital to maintaining public health.” Brown announced plans to cosponsor the Healthy Families Act (HFA), legislation which would allow workers to earn paid sick time while protecting business owners. He was joined by Heather Rocco Geissler, CEO and coowner of Challenger Aviation Products, who announced her support of the bill and outlined her own company’s policy. "As the CEO, of a small Ohio company, I support Paid Sick days for all employees,” Rocco Geissler said. “I believe it increases productivity and ensures long-term wellness among my employees, their children and members of my community." The Healthy Families Act would ensure that workers have access to paid sick leave. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), chair of the

Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, is the author of the bill and plans to introduce HFA in the next month. Specifically, the bill would: Allow workers to earn paid sick time to address medical needs and care for family members: Workers can earn up to 56 hours (seven days) of paid sick time—one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Workers could use this time to recover from illness, care for a sick family member, obtain preventative or diagnostic treatment, or to seek help if they are victims of domestic violence. Senator Provide important S h e r r o d worker protections while Brown addressing business conD-Ohio cerns: Employers with fewer than 15 employees are exempt from the bill. Employers with existing leave policies can maintain them as long as their existing leave policies meet minimum requirements described in the HFA. The bill also permits employers to require workers to provide documentation supporting any request for leave longer than three consecutive days. Decreases employee turnover and improves productivity to benefits workers, business, and our economy by reducing the spread of disease: By reducing unnecessary emergency room visits, universal paid sick days would save the economy $1 billion in health care costs per year, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. This year’s influenza outbreak has hit Ohio particularly hard. According to the Ohio Department of Health, there have been 3,081 influenza-related hospitalizations in Ohio as of January 19. By comparison, 97 hospitalizations were linked to the flu the 2011-2012 season. The number of flu hospitalizations this winter in Ohio by county is available here and below. Number of Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations by Ohio County: 2012-2013 Flu Season in Adams and surrounding counties. Adams 5 Brown 5 Highland 23 Pike 4 Scioto 17 Total of all Ohio's 88 counties is 3,081. Note: Data spans September 30, 2012 January 19, 2013. Source: Ohio Department of Health.

Portman Introduces Child Custody Protection Act This past week, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (ROhio) introduced the Child Custody Protection Act (S.32), legislation which would make it a federal offense to transport a minor across a state line for an abortion if it would circumvent a state law requiring parental involvement in that minor’s abortion. Ohio and the majority of other states require parents’ involvement if their minor children have an abortion. Yet, 13 states and the District of Columbia do not have such laws on the books. Minors

who live in the states bordering on these outliers are often transported across state lines

should be legal, on one point there is a growing consensus: we must all work together to reduce the number of abortions. By helping to ensure that the parental U.S. Senator involvement laws of Rob Portman states are not undermined (R) by transporting minors across state lines, my bill will bring us one step closer toward this goal. “Ohio Right to Life and its statewide membership for abortions as a way to get applauds Senator Rob around their home-state Portman for sponsoring the parental involvement require- Child Custody Protection Act, ments. which when enacted will proWhile our nation is divid- tect minors and ensure parents ed on whether or not abortion are involved and have knowledge of their child’s safety and well being,” said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. “Nationally, we Financial Advisor are witnessing increased 481 Tucker Dr efforts by abortion clinics encouraging minors to travel P.O. Box 218 across state lines to circumMaysville, KY 41056 vent parent involvement. We Bus. 606-759-9910 must continue to protect our children from the predatory Fax 877-516-3173 practices and advertisements Cell 937-725-0417 of those wishing to turn a profit through abortion, and we thank Senator Portman for his leadership.” The Child Custody Protection Act provides criminal and civil penalties in the form of fines or imprisonment PRN / Dental Assistant up to one year, or both, for Seaman/Mt Orab/Eastgate knowingly transporting a minor across a state line to Must be able to travel between the locations skirt parental consent or notiHigh School Graduate or Equivalent fication law for abortion that Ohio general operator’s license in radiology required is in effect in the minor's state Certification in dental assisting preferred of residence. One-year experience in dental assisting or graduate of Portman’s bill does not change existing state laws dental training program preferred regarding minors’ abortions, nor does the bill impose any MEDICAL ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST parental notice or consent 40 hrs/wk Seaman requirement on states that do MEDICAL ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST not currently have parental High School Graduate or Equivalent 40 hrs/wk - Seaman involvement laws. The Child Completion of a Medical Assistant Program required High School Graduate or Equivalent Custody Protection Act deals Certification or Registry preferred only with interstate transCompletion of a Medical Assistant Program required At least one year medical office experience desired portation of minors to circumCertification or Registry preferred vent existing state laws. Ohio At least one year medical office experience desired law requires the consent of We offer an excellent benefit package one parent in order for a minor Apply online by visitingbenefit our website at: to get an abortion. Large, We offer an excellent package nearby states such as New Apply online by visiting our website at: York and Illinois, however, do Email resumes to: not have such restrictions, and providers in those states have Email resumes to: M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer marketed their services to minors in states with parental M/F/D/V Fax: Equal513-576-1018 Opportunity Employer consent requirements.

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6 - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - The Informer

Local Politics

Adams County Commissioners The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on January 22, 2013, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Diane Ward was also present. The meeting was opened by prayer and the pledge of allegiance led by Commissioner Paul Worley. It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the bills. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the transfers and additional appropriations. Vote: All yeas. The Adams County Investment Advisory Board meeting was held at 9:30 a.m. Treasurer Lisa Newman was present for the establishment

of the board and to review 2012 4th quarter investments. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to appoint Paul Worley and Stephen Caraway to the Adams County Investment Advisory Board for 2013. All yeas Kevin Lewis and Adrian Harrison of LaborersEmployers Cooperation and Education Trust (L.E.C.E.T.) met with the board to discuss fair contracting. It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to change the February 11, 2013 regular meeting to February 8, 2013 in order for the board to attend a training sponsored by CCAO. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Equitable Sharing Agreement Certification for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by

Stephen Caraway to approve the Equitable Sharing Agreement Certification for the Adams County Prosecutor’s Office. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the JFS/Adams County Sheriff’s purchase of service agreement for investigative work on cases referred by ACDJFS and process server for Child Support Enforcement. Vote: All yeas. Assistant Prosecutor Dana Whalen met with the board to discuss legal issues. Sally Hayslip and Assistant Prosecutor Dana Whalen met with the board to discuss the Transportation budget and the Energy Efficiency HVAC improvements agreement. JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the board to discuss the Title XX County Profile plan and the Adams County Sheriff’s Department agree-

ment for fraud investigative services. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the Title XX County Profile plan for Federal Years 2014 and 2015 upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded Brian Baldridge to approve the following County Vision and Mission Statements: Vision Statement: To provide the citizens of Adams County the highest quality of life by promoting: economic development; fiscal responsibility; preservation of natural resources; education; culture and diversity; and health and public safety. Mission Statement: Adams County government serves all its citizens by exceeding expectations through the process of representation with the highest standard of ethics and serv-

ice. Vote: All yeas. Clerk of Courts of Donna Parker and Leanne Liston met with the board to discuss the postage machine and storage space. E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson and West Union Administrator Jerry Kirker met with the board to discuss the Barnes Sewer. E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson met with the board to discuss the following: $11,000.00 salary reimbursement to County General, Moving Ohio Forward Bids – asbestos reports still needed, SOMC project – still in architects hands, RFQ’s – Downtown Revitalization/ state grant funds will pay for the study, van for E.C.D. office, Interfaith House – numbers of service visits are up by 1,292, ARC funding, and jobs creation for Adams County. It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the continued rele-

vance environmental review for the Sunshine Ridge Waterline Project grant B-W12-1AA-1 upon the recommendation of E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the OWDA Barnes Sewer Pay Request #26 to URS Corporation in the amount of $2,357.64 upon the recommendation of E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to advertise to sell by sealed bids the Oliver Township and Bratton Township countyowned properties that were donated to the county by Wells Fargo. Bids will be opened on February 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to adjourn at 4:49 p.m. Vote: All yeas.


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view of Ohio River. $78,000.

R1 - WEST UNION - Frame home with vinyl siding in nice location, 1550 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 1/2 baths, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, utility room, nat. gas furnace, C/A, city water/sewer, laminate flooring & carpeting, 24x24 det. garage, back deck, 2 storage buildings, nice back yard. PRICED TO SELL AT $99,000.

R23 - WEST UNION - POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING -Nice frame home with vinyl siding setting on 0.94 acre, 1248 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living & family rooms, eat-in kitchen with appliances, elec. heat, wood stove, county water, laminate, tile flooring & carpeting, nice back deck, 28x16 shed, large back yard. $75,000.

R11 - WEST UNION - 1990 DW with vinyl siding setting on 1 acre, 1458 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, utility room, sun room, elec. furnace, public water, carport, blacktop driveway, 16x22 shelter house, 12x16 storage building. PRICED TO SELL AT $59,900.

R25 - WINCHESTER - Frame home with vinyl siding, 1621 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, fuel oil furnace, elec. baseboard heat, gas wall heater, flooring is combination of tile/vinyl/carpeting, 2-car garage, 2 porches, 0.226 acre lot. Nice starter or rental home. $49,900. R29 - PEEBLES - Exceptionally nice 3 BR home in Peebles. 1144 SF of living space. Home sets on nice lot with a big backyard. 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, utility room. Elec. furnace with heat pump, C/A, city water/sewage. This is a must-see and priced to sell at $89,900! R31 – MANCHESTER – Frame home with vinyl siding in a nice country setting with beautiful view, 1200 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, full basement, new gas furnace, C/A, new roof, 2-car garage, garden spot. $89,000.

R13 - CHERRY FORK AREA - Very nice DW in excellent location, vinyl siding, windows & roof all replaced 6-years ago, 1152 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances & lots of cabinets, vaulted ceilings, elec. furnace, heat pump, C/A, hardwood & vinyl flooring, nice carpeting, covered front porch, nice patio, 2-car att. garage, 24x32 finished det. garage, concrete driveway, 0.88 acre. $89,900.

R33 – PEEBLES – Frame home with vinyl siding, 1142 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances & new counter top & cabinets, large storage room, elec. heat, city water/sewer, new windows, hardwood & vinyl flooring, att. garage. This is a very clean home. $53,500.

R19 - MANCHESTER - 1 acre with modular home with vinyl siding, 1344 SF living area plus full basement, 3 BR, 1 1/2 baths, kitchen with appliances, dining room, living room, utility room, elec. furnace, C/A, county water, 2-car att. garage, front porch & large back deck. $98,900.

R35 - CHERRY FORK - Very nice DW featuring 2 BR, 2 full baths (1 with shower, 1 with Jacuzzi), living room, kitchen with appliances, elec. furnace, C/A, floating floor, 2-car garage, 2 porches, public water, .747 acre with creek. $84,000.

R21 - WRIGHTSVILLE - Nice home located in cozy Ohio River community, 980 SF frame home with full block basement, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, eat-in kitchen, elec. heat, 2 elec. F/P, nice wood flooring,

R37 - SEAMAN - Brick home featuring 1368 SF living area, 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, large kitchen, all appliances, elec. heat, C/A, city water/sewer, 2-car att. garage with heating & cooling. $84,900.


living room, kitchen with appliances, elec. heat pump, C/A, wood stove, county water + cistern, 60x80 barn with 5 horse stalls, 80x20 implement shed, corn crib, creek, stocked pond. $189,000.

H17 - WEST UNION - 5 mostly wooded acres with 2009 Clayton/White Pine DW, 1036 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, eat-in kitchen, living room, all appliances, elec. furnace, county water, 95% carpeted, very quiet setting. $79,900. H19 – MANCHESTER – 2 acres with 1120 SF farm house, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, elec. furnace, County water, screened-in deck, 28x42 barn. PRICE REDUCED TO $54,000.

H3 - WEST UNION - Mini farm for horses or cattle, 20+ acres with beautiful 2010 Fleetwood DW, 1960 SF living area, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, elec. heat pump, C//A, F/P, deck with hot tub, 24x36 horse barn with 3 stalls & tack room, 2 additional barns, 12 tillable acres, 7 acres of pasture, excellent location. $169,900. H5 - WEST UNION - 13.349 acres located on a dead-end lane, very private, beautiful setting, frame home with vinyl siding built in 2009, 1232 SF living area, 3 BR, large bath, eat-in kitchen with appliances, large living room, elec. furnace, gas F/P, county water, floating laminate flooring, large front porch & back deck, above ground pool, barn with leanto, would be a nice spot for riding horses or ATV's. $129,900. H6 - NEW LISTING - PEEBLES – 28.876 mostly wooded acres with 1994 DW with vinyl siding, 1960 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 ½ baths, living room, kitchen with solid wood cabinets, pantry, range, dishwasher, washer & dryer, elec. heat pump, C/A, wood burning F/P, floating floor, home sets on full concrete slab & has 2x6 walls. 2nd home is on full concrete slab & crawl space, 2100 SF, is currently being used as a shop but could be finished into 2nd home, small shop, large barn, 2 cisterns. Nice quiet setting which joins Brush Creek State Forest. $225,000.

R15 – WRIGHTSVILLE – 1.316 acres with DW located in cozy Ohio River community, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, eat-in kitchen, gas furnace, C/A, wrap-around porch, 2-year-old roof, shed, 2 water taps & 2 septic tanks.. $59,900. - MAKE OFFER

rooms, kitchen & dining room, nat. gas furnace, C/A, gas F/P, 2 garages, 48x36 barn. PRICE REDUCED TO $79,900.

HOMES WITH ACREAGE H1 – WAYNE TWP. - 3.05 acre mini-farm (2.05 acres of pasture) with 1 1/2 story frame home with vinyl siding, 1409 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, big living room, kitchen & dining room, metal roof, propane furnace, C/A, flue for wood stove, hardwood & tile floors with some carpeting, county water, covered concrete front porch, wrap-around deck, 24x16 garage, 40x30 barn with horse stalls & 30x14 lean-to, storage building. $69,900. Acreage is level with an additional 67.5 acres of nice farmland also available.

R3 – WEST UNION – 1 ½ story frame home built in 1901, 1776 SF living area, 4 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, pantry, utility room, enclosed back porch, wrap-around front porch, new gas furnace, hardwood floors, new water heater, 16x24 2-story barn, .4 acre lot, former home of the last surviving civil war veteran from West Union, would be a great home to restore. PRICE REDUCED TO $43,500. R5 – WINCHESTER – Well maintained home with vinyl siding, 1300 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living & family rooms, kitchen & dining room, utility room, heat pump, C/A, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, 2-car garage with electric & water, breezeway, swimming pool with deck, concrete driveway, front porch, 3 buildings, deck, white vinyl fence, nice landscaping. $99,900.

R57 – MANCHESTER – Brick home built in 2007, 2286 SF plus full finished basement, 5 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, elec. furnace, C/A, wood stove in basement, hardwood & tile floors, 2-car att. garage & 2-car det. brick/vinyl sided garage with bath. Home is located in nice neighborhood near school. $249,900.

H21 – MANCHESTER – 25.77 acres with combination brick/vinyl sided home built in 2002, 2118 SF living area plus full finished basement, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, all appliances, 2 gas furnaces, 2 C/A units, hardwood floors, 24x58 detached garage with 24x12 lean-to, blacktop driveway. Home is located in a nice, private country setting on dead-end road. PRICE REDUCED TO $279,000. H23 - PEEBLES - 3 acres with combination brick/vinyl sided home, 1136 SF living area, 3 BR, large bath, kitchen with appliances, dining room, living room, gas furnace, C/A, county water, 2-car att. garage, concrete driveway, front porch & back deck, 2 small barns & underground storm shelter, large garden area. $139,900. H25 - MANCHESTER - 5.735 acres with 2006 modular home, 1680 SF living area plus full poured basement, 3 BR, 2 full baths, large eat-in kitchen with appliances, living room, elec. furnace, outdoor wood burning stove, county water, covered back porch, 2 small barns, wheel chair accessible. $149,900 - MAKE OFFER.

H7 - WEST UNION - 2.38 acres with 14x70 mobile home, 2 BR. 1 bath, eat-in kitchen with appliances, elec. furnace, 2 A/C, county water, septic system, 1 1/2 car garage. PRICE REDUCED TO $46,500. H9 – WEST UNION – 1.32 acres with 14x70 mobile home in good condition, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, utility room, elec. furnace, A/C, county water, nice location on private road. PRICE REDUCED TO $39,900. H13 - WEST UNION - Frame home with vinyl siding on 12.33 acres, 2160 SF living area, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living & family

H35 – MANCHESTER – Top of the line Dutch DW with vinyl siding setting on 2.5 acres, 2016 SF living area, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, living room kitchen & dining room, all appliances, elec. furnace, C/A, gas F/P, county water, hardwood floors, 2-car att. garage, 28x32 det. garage, blacktop driveway, nice front porch & rear deck overlooking the country setting, 10x12 barn, lots of new updates & features. PRICE REDUCED TO $137,500.


F3 – MANCHESTER – 101.452 acres with approx. 20 acres tillable, 40 acres of pasture and 40 acres of woods, 40x60 barn with 30x60 lean-to, large pond, beautiful spot for new home, great for horses & ATV’s, lots of trails. $209,000. F9 - HUNTINGTON TWP. - 97.67 acre farm with remodeled log home with vinyl siding originally built in 1830, 1980 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, propane furnace & wood furnace, A/C, new windows, county water, cistern, acreage is rolling with approx.10 acres of woods, 38 tillable acres with the balance pasture, 100x54 barn/equipment shed, 334x64 tobacco barn, 32x28 barn, 18x24 corn crib, 10x12 wood house, 20x20 metal smoke house, property is fenced and is abundant with wildlife. $269,900. Adjoining farm also available. F11 - PEEBLES - 14.349 acre mini farm with 2160 SF frame home with vinyl siding, partial basement, 2 BR, 2 full baths,

F13 – WINCHESTER – 51.12 mostly tillable acres, 1 ½ story partial brick/vinyl sided home, 2432 SF living area, 4 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen & dining room, basement, fuel oil furnace, county water, 2-car detached garage, 2 big barns with sheds, concrete block barn, corn crib, silo. Property has lots of road frontage, will divide. $230,000. Seller will also sell house, barns with 25 acres for $150,000. F15 - PEEBLES - 71.539 wooded acres with lots of big cedar trees and some timber, 2 campers, county water, septic system & electric on property. $189,900. BUILDING LOTS L1 – SEAMAN - .373 acre lot with water and septic. $7500.

L3 - WEST UNION - 1 acre with septic system and camper. $24,900. L5 – WEST UNION – 0.54 acre town lot, water/sewer available. $14,000. L13 - SEAMAN - 2 town lots with all utilities available. $8,995. L15 – PEEBLES – 0.165 acre lot with old home that needs tore down, all utilities available. $14,900 – MAKE OFFER. VACANT LAND V3 – RARDEN – POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING – 13.55 wooded acres, good for hunting/recreation. $29,900. V5 - MANCHESTER - POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Agent owned 3.028 wooded acres with county water available, some timber. $10,900.

V7 - OTWAY - 79.778 acres with 25 acres tillable, water & electric available, large barn, great place for new home, beautiful setting. $135,000. V11 – MANCHESTER – 4.004 acres with water tap, septic, woods, electric available, lots of wildlife. $12,000. BUSINESS B5 - WEST UNION - 5168 SF brick commercial building in excellent location on Main St. in West Union on 0.506 acre lot with blacktop parking lot, building is currently set up as a Dr.'s office with other businesses. Building could be set up to accommodate 6 separate businesses. Call for more details. $450,000. B15 –WINCHESTER – Own your own restaurant, completely remodeled, seating capacity for 50 people. Also an apartment with 3 BR, 1 ½ baths, living room, utility room, eat-in kitchen. PRICE REDUCED TO $35,000.

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Adams County Court of Common Pleas DOMESTIC CASES Tiffany Everhart vs. John Everhart Jr, Divorce with children. DOMESTIC RELATIONS Jonathan L. Tong vs. Alysia Tong, journal entry filed. Without a transcript being provided the court has no record of the proceeding by reason thereof the objections are found to be not well taken and are overruled. Samuel E. Crawford vs. Ashley A. Crawford, judgment entry filed. Guardian Ad Litem fees to be released. Kristi Graham vs. James Graham, entry to dismiss contempt filed. Contempt proceedings be dismissed; hearing is vacated. Sharon Kay Modlin vs. James E. Modlin Sr., magistrate's decisiona nd judgment entry filed. The contempt motion is dismissed, all at the costs to the defendant. New motion to stop spousal support is scheduled for 3-15-13 at 11am. Alan Daulton vs. Buffy Daulton, entry filed. Hearing of 1-28-13 is continued to 3-413 at 9:30am. Gracie Gray vs. Richard Lee Francis, judgment entry filed. Matter continued to 5-21-13 at 1pm. Justin Collett vs. Tracy Collett, magistrate's order filed. Plaintiff's motion shall be heard at the pre-trial currently set for 2-8-13 at 10am, as long as time permits. There is another case set for 10:30am. Michele L. Long vs. Brian P. Long, magistrate's order filed. Matter came on for hearing, parties have not completed the parenting class required, matter reset for 3-1513 at 8:30am. Jacqueline A. Wilson vs. James Michael Wilson, decree of divorce filed. Marriage terminated. Chester Fields vs. Mary Fields, magistrate's order filed. Temporary orders set and take precedence over the parties and serve as modification of protection order. Lisa Rothwell is appointed as guardian ad litem and a hearing is set for 3-15-13 at 3pm. Christine Ollom vs. Dean Ollom, magistrate's order filed. Hearing of 3-8-13 at 2 is vacated and reset at 2-8-13 at 9am. Tiffany Everhart vs. John Everhart Jr., judgment entry filed. Hearing on temporary orders is set for 3-12-13 at 3pm. CIVIL CASES Robert Platz vs. Financial Services Inc, complaint for release of mortgage. Household Realty Corp vs. William D. Rogers, foreclosures. National Bank of Adams County vs. Charles K. Koenig, foreclosures. Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Earl Thorp, foreclosures. Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Patricia A. Jestice, foreclosures. CIVIL DIVISION Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Joseph Darnell, affidavit, order and notice of garnishment and answer of garnishee filed. US Bank Consumer Finance vs. Shannon Potts, affidavit, order and notice of

garnishment and answer of garnishee filed. Citi Bank NA vs. Olyinka Aina, dismissal with prejudice filed. The plaintiff hereby dismisses its action against both defendants with prejudice. HSBC Bank USA vs. Mark D. Jodrey, entry correcting distribution filed. Diane P. Perry vs. Adams County Hospital, dismissal entry filed. Case settle and dismissed with prejudice by agreement of parties. Paul D. Bender vs. Bowen Engineering Corp., dismissal entry of third party complaint filed. Third party complaint is dismissed with prejudice. US Bank National Associates vs. Irene Carder, court trial order filed. Trial to the court on 7-8-13 at 9am. Northpoint Bank vs. Penny Rogers, order confirming sale and ordering distribution of proceeds filed. Discover Bank vs. Jennifer L. Compton, affidavit order and notice of garnishment of property other than personal earnings and answer of garnishee filed. Ivan Ward vs. Linda Glass, agreed entry filed. By agreement, the deadline for plaintiff to disclose experts is extended until 2-22-13. Bank of America NA vs. Isaac R. Ricketts Jr., judgment entry confirming sale and ordering distribution filed. William L. Shelby Jr. vs. Roger L. Strunk, pre-trial order jury trial filed. Trial by jury on 11-18-13 at 9am. William L. shelby Jr. vs. Roger L. Strunk, scheduling order filed. Final pre-trial on 11-7-13 at 1pm and trial to jury on 11-18-13 at 9am. Old National Bank vs. Jeri Ellen Brannen, judgment entry filed. Judgment in favor of plaintiff. Capital One Bank USA NA vs. Dan Gutman, judgment entry as to defendant, Dan Gutman filed. Judgment in favor of plaintiff. US Bank NA As trustee vs. Charles Minton, Deceased, judgment decree in foreclosure filed. If sums due are not paid in 3 days an order of sale shall be issued. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Elizabeth J. Pendell, court trial order filed. Trial to the court on 6-17-13 at 9am. Farm Credit Services vs. David G. Griffith, judgment entry filed. Judgment in favor of plaintiff. JP Morgan Chase Bank vs. Della Hammond, journal entry filed. Non-oral hearing on 3-1-13 at 8am. Fifth Third Bank Ohio vs. Dewey E. Conley, judgment entry and decree in foreclosure filed. If sums not paid in 5 days an order of sale shall be issued. Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Brian K. Jones, judgment and decree in foreclosure filed. If sums due are not paid within 3 days an order of sale shall be issued. Thunderbolt Holdings LTD LLC vs. Francis Lawinsky, journal entry filed. Counsel for plaintiff advised the court that an agreement had been reached and the case should be dismissed within 30 days. 21st Mortgage Corporation vs. James M. Curtis, judgment decree in foreclsoure filed. If sums not paid in three days an order of

sale shall be issued. Capital One Bank USA NA vs. Derrick R. Morgan, journal entry filed. Judgment in favor of plaintiff. Portfolio Recovery Associates vs. Richard D. Anderson, judgment entry filed. Judgment in favor of plaintiff. Deutsche Bank National vs. Frank C. Fisher, journal entry filed. Matter is stayed due to bankruptcy. H&S Financial INC vs. Joshua Kingsland, journal entry filed. The court hereby renders judgment in favor the plaintiff against Joshua Kingsland. Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Kendra J. Fithen, judgment entry filed. If sums not paid in three days an order of sale shall be issued. Lendmark Financial Services vs. Jeffrey A. Young, agreed judgment entry filed. Defendant to pay plaintiff. Farm Credit Services vs. Nicole Hunter, order of referal to mediation and notice filed. Mediation is scheduled for 412-13 at 10:30am. Courtney N. Livingston vs. Autumn Porter, dismissal entry with prejudice filed. It is ordered that this matter is dismissed with prejudice. CRIMINAL DIVISION State of Ohio vs. Denise Pruitt, journal entry on arraignment filed. Bond set at $50,000 cash/surety plus conditions. $60 IDSF due within 60 days and $25 indigent application fee due within 7 days. State of Ohio vs. Denise Pruitt, journal entry - order assigning counsel filed. C Nicholas Ring appointed as counsel. State of Ohio vs. Denise Pruitt, journal entry filed. Defendant having previously posted $2500 bond, at the time of bind-over this bond was transferred to common pleas court, defendant did not appear for arraignment on 1028-05, by reason thereof the $2500 Bond previously posted is forfeited. State of Ohio vs. David J. Chambers, journal entry filed. Court reporter to prepare a transcript of cross-examination of doctor, it is due 30 days after receipt of deposit. State of Ohio vs. Jason Montgomery, journal entry filed. review hearing on restitution will be held on 1-29-13 at 12pm. State of Ohio vs. Jason Montgomery, journal entry filed. defendant shall pay $500 by 3-1-13 to Adams County probation department and submit proof of job applications by 3-1-13 to probation department. State of Ohio vs. Matthew Puckett, entry: community control termination filed. It is ordered that defendant is restored to civil rights. State of Ohio vs. Charles S. Price, journal entry filed. Defendant's motion for judicial release not well taken and is denied. State of Ohio vs. Crystal King, journal entry filed. the defendant withdraw the motion to suppress, the hearing scheduled for 1-30-13 is vacated. Final pre-trial on 227-13 at 9am and jury trial on 3-11-13 & 3-12-13 at 9am. State of Ohio vs. Earl Faulkner, journal entry filed. Defendant shall pay $200 per


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entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to violation of protection order/specification F5, court accepts plea and is ordered filed, sentencing set for 2-2713 at 3pm. State of Ohio vs. Lora Purdin, journal entry filed. Matter came on for hearing for treatment in lieu of conviction, defendant had not yet been assessed for eligibility, defendant made arrangements with the counseling center, ACSO ordered to transport defendant, after assessment is complete, bond will revert to $75,000 OR, hearing set for 2-15-13 at 10am. State of Ohio vs. Lora Purdin, order filed. Evaluation to be completed in reference to motion for treatment in lieu of conviction. State of Ohio vs. Brandon Powell, entry on second evaluation filed. Competency evaluation to be performed by Michael W. Firmin, results to be furnished to defense counsel only, Ohio public defender to bear cost of evaluation. State of Ohio vs. Nicholas Walls, journal entry filed. Defendant wished to vacate current trial date and change his plea. Matter set for plea on 2-13-13 at 10:30am and set for sentencing on 3-613 at 12:30pm. State of Ohio vs. Brandon Kuhn, journal entry filed. The defendant no longer wishes to change his plea. This matter is scheduled for trial on 3-18-13 & 1-19-13 at 9am. State of Ohio vs. Monica Delk, journal entry filed. Defendant has not completed the assessment of treatment in lieu, she is to immediately report to probation for arrangements. Matter set for hearing and plea on 3-12-13 at 11:30am. State of Ohio vs. Lois Taylor, plea of guilty, judgment entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to grand theft, F4. Sentencing on 2-25-13 at 11am. State of Ohio vs. Charles Grooms, journal entry filed. Hearing on bond modification is scheduled for 2-6-13 at 8:45am. State of Ohio vs. Aaron Ramey, entry finding defendant competent filed. Defendant competent to stand trial. State of Ohio vs. Brandon Kuhn, journal entry filed. The defendant no longer wished to change his plea. Matter is scheduled for trial on 3-21-13 & 3-22-13 at 9am. State of Ohio vs. Angela Abner, journal entry filed. Defendant wished to vacate current trial date and change his plea. Matter set for plea on 2-19-13 at 1pm and set for sentencing on 3-13-13 at 11:45am. State of Ohio vs. Anthony P. McGown, entry to advance court date filed. It is ordered that this matter be advance to 2-28-13 at 1:30pm. State of Ohio vs. Shannon Stamper, journal entry filed. Defendant has been arrested on capias issued on 1-10-13 for failure to appear for sentencing OR Bond reverts to $30,000 cash/surety bond. Sentencing set for 2-1-13 at 2:15pm. State of Ohio vs. Corey Bowens, entry filed. Hearing on motion to reduce bond is set for 2-5-13 at 2:30pm. State of Ohio vs. Tyler Hawes, judgment entry on sentence filed. Defendant convicted of aggravated trafficking drugs F4, sentence to 2 years community control, 120 hours community service, $1200 fine, jail time from 7-1 to 7-8-13 unless employed at least 20 hours per week, 6 months license suspension with privileges, complete recovery program. State of Ohio vs. Jeffrey Heppard, journal entry filed. Defendant's motion for bond modification will be held on 26-13 at 9:45pm. State of Ohio vs. Joseph Benjamin, entry to withdraw motion to suppress filed. The motion to withdraw the

motion to suppress is granted. State of Ohio vs. Dustin King, judgment entry filed. it is ordered that supplement indictment shall be amended. State of Ohio vs. Jami A. Green, journal entry filed. on court's own motion sentencing set for 2-12-13 is advanced to 2-4-13 at 9:30am. State of Ohio vs. Paul Chapman Jr., journal entry filed. Hearing on bond modification is set for 2-6-13 at 9:15am. State of Ohio vs. Doris McFarland, pre-trial order filed. Final pre-trial on 4-1-13 at 10am and jury trial on 4-2213 & 4-23-13 at 9am. State of Ohio vs. Ashley Jones, pre-trial order filed. Final pre-trial on 4-11-13 at 1:30pm and jury trial on 4-2913 & 4-30-13 at 9am. State of Ohio vs. Patrick Conley, pre-trial order filed. Final pre-trial on 4-11-13 at 1pm and jury trial on 4-29-13 & 4-30-13 at 9am. State of Ohio vs. Joshua Forman, journal entry - order assigning counsel filed. Sarah shelton appointed as counsel. State of Ohio vs. Joshua Forman, journal entry on arraignment filed. Bond set at $10,000 cash/surety/10% plus conditions. $60 IDSF due within 60 days and $25 indigent application fee due within 7 days. State of Ohio vs. Jeremy Cox, pre-trial order filed. Final pre-trial on 2-13-13 at 12:45pm and jury trial on 3-413 & 3-5-13 at 9am. State of Ohio vs. Cameron R. Abbott, pre-trial order filed. Final pre-trial on 2-25-13 at 10am and jury trial on 3-11-13 & 3-12-13 at 9am. State of Ohio vs. Steven Kemper, pre-trial order filed. Final pre-trial on 2-27-13 at 10:45am and jury trial on 311-13 & 3-12-13 at 9am. State of Ohio vs. Brendan Schoonover, journal entry on arraignment filed. Bond set at $10,000 cash/surety/10% plus conditions. $60 IDSF due within 60 days and $25 indigent application fee due within 7 days. State of Ohio vs. Brendan Schoonover, journal entry order assigning counsel filed. Richard Campbell appointed as counsel. State of Ohio vs. David Green, pre-trial order filed. Final pre-trial on 2-27-13 at 2:30pm and jury trial on 3-2113 & 3-22-13 at 9am. State of Ohio vs. Charles Grooms, journal entry on arraignment filed. Bond set at $50,000 cash/surety plus conditions. $60 IDSF due within 60 days and $25 indigent application fee due within 7 days. State of Ohio vs. Charles Grooms, journal entry - order assigning counsel filed. Richard Campbell appointed as counsel. State of Ohio vs. Jessica Setty, journal entry on arraignment filed. Bond set at $15,000 cash/surety/10% plus conditions. $60 IDSF due within 60 days and $25 indigent application fee due within 7 days. State of Ohio vs. Jessica Setty, journal entry - order assigning counsel filed. Nicholas Ring appointed as counsel. State of Ohio vs. Winston Delk, journal entry on arraignment filed. Bond set at $5,000 cash/surety/10% plus conditions. $60 IDSF due within 60 days and $25 indigent application fee due within 7 days. State of Ohio vs. Winston Delk, journal entry - order assigning counsel filed. Richard Campbell appointed as counsel. State of Ohio vs. Jameson Alkire, journal entry on arraignment filed. Bond set at $5,000 cash/surety/10% plus conditions. $60 IDSF due within 60 days and $25 indigent application fee due within 7 days. State of Ohio vs. Jameson Alkire, journal entry - order assigning counsel filed. C Nicholas Ring appointed as counsel.

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Criminal Traffic/Disposition Report Darrell L. Baldwin, Manchester, No Operator's License, Dismissed. Darrell L. Baldwin, Manchester, License Plate Lite, Dismissed. Darrell L. Baldwin, Manchester, Seat Belt DR, Dismissed. Bobby L. Hanshaw, Manchester, Driving Under Suspension, Court Costs $101, Jail 180 Days, 161 Days Suspended, 2 Years Probation. Bobby L. Hanshaw, Manchester, Reckless Operation, Fine $100, Court Costs $22. Bobby L. Hanshaw, Manchester, Expired Registration, Fine $22, Court Costs $22. Teresa M. Bonnett, West Union, Valid Operator's License, Fine $100, Court Costs $57. Teresa M. Bonnett, West Union, Right Side Of Road way, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Joshua B. Beam, Columbus, Failure to Control, Dismissed. Joshua B. Beam, Columbus, Seat Belt DR, Dismissed. Danny L. Roberts, West Union, Phy Control, Fine $250, Court Costs $78, $125 Suspended, Jail 30 Days, 30 Days Suspended, 1 Year Probation, Pay by 2-18-13. Danny L. Roberts, West Union, No Tail Lights, Dismissed. Melissa K. Tumbleson, Blue Creed, Marked Lanes, Dismissed. Daniel S. Glover, Peebles, Burglary, Dismissed, upon the State's motion to dismiss, the court orally accepts the motion. It is hereby the order of the court, this matter is dismissed. Jessica Setty, West Union, Theft, Dismissed without prejudice. This matter will be presented to the grand jury at a later date. Travis A. Morrison, Winchester, Theft, Bound over to the grand jury. OR Bond granted. Defendant waived preliminary hearing.

Anthony D. Planck, Peebles, Theft, Bound over to the grand jury. OR Bond granted. Defendant waived preliminary hearing. Winston Delk, Seaman, B&E, Dismissed without prejudice. This matter will be presented to the grand jury at a later date. Jameson Alkire, Seaman, B&E, Dismissed without prejudice. This matter will be presented to the grand jury at a later date. Brandon T. Workman, Maysville KY, 66/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Maria M. Carmack, Winchester, 70/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Ronald C. McCune, Warren, 61/35, Fine $15, Court Costs $74. Timothy D. Law, Elizabethtown KY, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Kimberly J. Horsley, Peebles, 73/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Cory J. Mitchell, Georgetown KY, Failure to Control, Fine $15, Court Costs $74. Wilma L. Freeman, Manchester, 68/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Alan Z. Shusner, Cincinnati, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Tabatha Gardner, Peebles, Seat Belt DR, Fine $30, Court Costs $45. Samantha Sturgill, West Union, Theft, Fine $200, Court Costs $271.80, Jail 180 Days, 170 Days Suspended, 1 year community control. Mark Mefford, Manchester, Menacing, Fine $150, Court Costs $235, Jail 30 days, 30 Days Suspended, 1 year community control. Michele E. Pozzi, Oregonia, 71/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Thomas E. Nicely, Peebles, OVI 1st, Fine $375, Court Costs $107, Jail 180 Days, 60 Days Suspended. Gary L. Ramsey, Peebles, OVI 1st, Fine $375, Court Costs $138, Jail 180 Days, 60 Days Suspended, 1 year probation.

INVITATION TO BID A sealed bid for the Main Street Water Main Replacement for the Village of West Union, Ohio will be received at the 33 Logans Lane, West Union, OH 45693, until February 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM local time and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined the following locations: Village of West Union Brandstetter Carroll Inc. 33 Logans Lane 308 E. Eighth Street West Union, OH 45693 Cincinnati, OH 45202 (937) 779-3084 (513) 651-4224 Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, full sets only, may be obtained at Key Blue Prints Cincinnati for a non-refundable payment of Thirty Five Dollars ($35.00) for each set of documents. Shipping and delivery costs are additional. Key Blue Prints Cincinnati contact information: 411 Elliott Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 Phone: 513-821-2811 Fax: 513-821-6333 Bidding questions may be directed to Joe Dillon, Brandstetter Carroll Inc. at 513-618-8905. Each bidder is required to furnish with its proposal, a Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Each proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity, and a complete listing of all subcontractors to be used. The right is reserved by the OWNER to reject any or all bids, and to waive any informality in bids received and to accept any bid which is deemed to be the lowest and best bid. The Contractor must comply with the Prevailing Wage Rates and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Requirements on public improvements in Adams County as ascertained by the State of Ohio. This project is subject to the EPA policy of encouraging the participation of small business in rural areas (SBRAs). No BIDDER may withdraw his BID for a period of sixty (60) days after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of the bids.

Gary L. Ramsey, Peebles, Valid Operator's License, Court Costs $22. Tera L. Brock, Decatur, Driving Under Suspension/Non Compliant, Fine $300, Court Costs $101, Jail 60 Days, 55 Days Suspended, 1 year probation. Tera L. Brock, Decatur, Failure to Control, Court Costs $22. Tera L. Brock, Decatur, Expired registration, Court Costs $22. Kevin W. Sparks, Peebles, Possession of Drugs Paraphernalia, Fine $100, Court costs $64. Kyle G. Blankenship, Cincinnati, Registration violation, Fine $25, Court Costs $45. Charles w. Parker, New Richmond, 67/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Clyde L. Delong, Cherry Fork, seat Belt DR, Fine $30, Court Costs $45. Gary L. Entler, Maysville KY, 72/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Tessa J. Casey, Fairfield, 77/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. Tyler J. Hicks, Cincinnati, 74/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Kevin S. Workman, Jackson, 72/55, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Laura L. Bowling, Otway, Failure to Stop at Stop Sign, Fine $15, Court costs $74. Kristin R. Ford, Peebles, Failure to Control, Dismissed. Vincent W. Davenport, Winchester, 70/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Vincent W. Davenport, Winchester, Seat Belt DR, Fine $30, Court Costs $74. Nicole L. Whitley, Peebles, 77/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. Theresa M. Smith, Catlettsburg KY, 72/55, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Elaine C. Dietsch, Marysville, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Edward M. Fields, Mason, 77/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. John J. Schwartz, Cincinnati, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Joseph W. Callihan, Stout, 67/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Richard A. Hudson, Cincinnati, 75/60, Fine $42, Court costs $74. Rhomas L. Rosa, Cincinnati, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. John A. Forsthoefel, Cincinnati, 71/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Perry B. Mason, West Union, Failure to Stop at Stop Sign, Fine $15, Court Costs $74. Joe O. Ostingny, Cincinnati, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Nathaniel N. Poling, Buckhannon WV, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Jeremy W. Heater, West Union, Seat Belt DR, Fine $30, Court Costs $74.

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man about a deer being shot from the roadway via spotlight in the Chesapeake area of Lawrence County the day after the deer gun season ended. Officer Abbot was able to obtain a license plate number of the vehicle and a detailed description of all parties involved in the violation. Officer Abbot determined

the vehicle was a rental car and determined who rented it at the time of the incident. Officer Abbot issued the defendant summonses for jacklighting, shooting on/across or from a public roadway, and possession of illegally taken deer. The defendant was found guilty in Lawrence County Municipal Court and ordered to pay $410.00 in fines and court costs, and also received one year of probation, one year of revoked hunting privileges, and lost the .22 rifle that was seized as part of the incident.

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the beaver was caught and found two body gripping traps. Both traps were set on land and were larger than the five-inch diameter allowed. Body griping traps larger than five-inches must be set in water and traps larger than seveninches must be completely submerged in water. In all, four traps were located and none were tagged with the required owner's information. Officer Teders investigated and found an individual who was trying to catch a beaver causing damage to a dam. The individual was educated on nuisance beaver regulations and the tagging of traps and issued a summons for using too large of a body gripping trap on land. The individual was found guilty in Madison County Municipal Court and ordered to pay fines, court costs and complete a trapper education course. Northeast Ohio Mahoning County Wildlife Officer Tom Frank received information that an individual had killed two deer and not permanently checked either in as required. The subsequent investigation revealed that he had killed an antlered and an antlerless deer without a deer permit. He was charged with three wildlife offenses, appeared in court, and was convicted. The judge ordered the man to pay over $700.00 in fines and court costs. The antlers and the processed venison were forfeited to the Division of Wildlife.

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elected officials to publicly speak the scientific truth about climate change and all other ecological issues concerning the survival of life on this spaceship earth. I want my elected officials to take leadership positions and stand against unscientific and dishonest denial and deceitfulness. I want to be able to believe, respect and trust my elected officials. What say you, elected officials? Barbara A. Lund Lynx, OH 2012 FINANCIAL REPORT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the 2012 Annual Financial Report for Franklin Township, Adams County, Ohio, is complete and available for inspection at the office of the Franklin Township Fiscal Officer. Diane Ward, Fiscal Officer

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Register for Pesticide Re-cert SCIENCE The first session (February. 4 is full) of Quality Assurance for adults at the United Pesticide Re-certification filled up this Producers Stockyards in Hillsboro starting week and we will not be able to take any at 7:00 p.m. walk-ins. The room is at full capacity. You Prior to the PQA there will be an must pre-register for re-certification by opportunity to attend training for Animal calling the Brown Co. Ext. office at 378- Composting. This program is limited in 6716. Cindy Kratzer is space, so register early. David Dugan taking care of pre-regisTony Nye, Clinton Co. Extension Educator, tration. Pre-registration Educator will be conAgriculture and Natural is required including ducting both of these Resources payment prior to the programs, so for more Ohio Valley Extension class. The two remaininformation or you can Education ing dates are Wed. Feb. register by calling Tony Research Area Adams/Brown/Highland at (937) 382-0901. 13 and Monday Feb. 25 Counties both at noon, and both March 14 and at Southern State Additional Dates of Community College in Fincastle. For other Training for Writing Business Plans dates and locations in other counties you There will be four local opportunities can log-on to for people to receive training to write better business plans for applying for Southern Sheep and Goat Program Ohio Agricultural and Community In the same format as the Beef School Development Foundation funds in 2013. that I am hosting at North Adams HS, there For more information about previous prowill be a Sheep and Goat WebEx Series grams you can log onto or starting on Monday, February 4, 2013. The call the office at (937) 393-2700. closest location is Clinton Co. Extension The dates, times and locations for the office in Wilmington. The dates are the training workshops are: four Mondays in February and the program Thursday, March 14, 2013, 1:00 will begin at 7:00 p.m. each night. If you p.m.Washington Twp Township Building, would like to attend there is NO CHARGE, 2238 SR 756, Moscow but you do need to contact Tony Nye at Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m. or call (937)382-0901 so Brown County OSU Extension Office, handouts can be made ahead of time. Fairgrounds, Georgetown Monday, March 25, 2013, 1:00 p.m. The topics and speakers are: Southern State Community College, February 4, 2013 – Dr. Eric Gordon, Gateway Center, US 62, Fincastle OSU Large Animal Veterinarian, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 6:30 p.m. “Vaccination Programs for Sheep and Goat OSU Extension, Courthouse Annex, N. Operations” Cross St., West Union February 11, 2013 – Dr. Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe, CEO, American Society Organic Programs of Animal Sciences, “Artificial I get calls from time to time from peoInsemination Techniques of Sheep and ple interested in growing organic crops. Goats” There are two upcoming educational proFebruary 18, 2013 – Jeff McCutcheon grams that might be right on target if you and Rory Lewandowski, OSU Extension, want to know more about organic farming. “Managing Pastures and Hay Fields after a The first one is in Ohio and the second is in Drought” Kentucky. Keep in mind that the rules may February 25, 2013 – Dr. Keith Inskeep, differ from state to state, but the production West Virginia University, “Use of EAZI- ideas would be the same. BREED™ CIDR® for Sheep and Goat The Ohio Conference is put on by the Operations” Ohio Ecological Food and Farm • Sheep and Goat WebEx Series is a 4- Association in Granville, OH on February part educational series; an individual can go 16 and 17. Registration information and to all or part of the programs. complete conference details can be found at • Follow or or you can call 614-421 for program changes 2022. Registration for both days is $205 or additional remote sites. for non-member adults, and one day is • Program Coordinator: Roger A. $120. Memberships are cheaper than the High, Ohio Sheep Improvement difference in fees, so if you plan to attend, Association and OSU Extension, look at the membership fees for individuals and families. March 14, Pork Quality Assurance and The program in Kentucky will be at Animal Composting Berea College on March 1 and 2. The conMark your calendars for two programs ference information can be found at that will be coming up in mid-March. The or you can call 502-535date is March 14 for several things, some of 6787 with questions. Registration is $25 I will explain in the next section. In the for adult non-members if paid by February evening on March 14, will be a Pork 17, 2013.

All participants were recognized with a ribbon and certificate during the awards program. Each project scored as Superior received a $20 cash award. Students rated Superior qualify to enter the Shawnee District 14 Science Day on March 23, at Shawnee State University. The coordinator and participants in the AC

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Science Fair would like to thank all those who helped make this fair a success and would like to express appreciation to the following businesses and organizations who generously contributed for the monetary awards for the students: Adams County Building & Loan, Adams County Farm Bureau, Adams County Regional

Medical Center, Adams Rural Electric, Blake's Pharmacy, C103 Radio Station, Edge of Appalachia Preserve, General Electric Aviation Peebles, Greene Chiropractic Center, National Bank of Adams County, Ohio Valley Education Association, Prather's IGA, West Union Women's Club and Wilson's Home for Funerals.

Pictured: Saundra Stevens, representing the Adams County Regional Medical Center, presented a certificate and monetary award for the Best Medicine/Health Related Projects. Pictured (L/R): North Adams High School 9th graders Rebecca Sonner and Taylor Wylie (Bacterial contamination vs. the “Five second rule”); NAHS 8th graders Sydney Michael and Josie McDowell (Caffeine or Sugar: Which effects the body more?).

Pictured: Bill Wickerham, representing the Adams County Farm Bureau, presented a certificate and monetary award for the Best Agriculture Related Project to North Adams High School Junior Brandon Bailey (The brighter the pen, more eggs from the hen); NAHS Sophomores Ben DeBord and Corey McClellan (The effect of caffeine on plant growth).

Master Gardener - Fun Garden Projects By Faye Mahaffey Brown County OSUE Master Gardener Volunteer We decided to take advantage of the “warmer” weather and hiked a new trail in Greene County that ended at the foot of an Indian mound. Poised on top of a large rock was a very creative snowman with native plants and weeds for accessories. Some of my neighbors have been very creative with their snowmen by building them upside down, in family groupings, or even riding on a sled! I should have taken time to build a scarecrow out of snow for my garden. I’m sure I will still have an opportunity in February or March. Are you looking for a fun indoor project? Get the kids involved and create decorative garden pavers that can be embellished and personalized in a number of different ways. These pavers will be charming additions to your garden or walk-way in the spring. Planning a small meditation grotto? These garden stones can be a wonderful focal point and allow you the chance to reflect on your family and loved ones while enjoying a moment of peace and tranquility. These garden stone kits are available at a number of craft and garden stores throughout the area. Even your cereal box can provide some ecofriendly indoor projects for your family. Everything from using the empty box to create a recycling rack to collect junk mail, magazines and newspapers to an eco-friendly folder! You can visit for instructions and more eco-friendly ideas. We all know that recycling helps

Pictured: Superintendent Rodney Wallace presented the Blake’s Pharmacy certificates and monetary awards for the Best Chemistry Related Projects to Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center Juniors Seth Breitenbach and Winston McFarland (Which type of eggshells produce the most CO2 gas?) and North Adams High School Sophomore Karly Boerger (The effect of sweeteners on the production of CO2).

Pictured: Eric Davenport presented the Edge of Appalachia Preserve certificate and monetary award for the Best Environmental Related Project to North Adams High School Sophomores Ryan Grooms and Alexis Cross (Monthly changes in lake quality). protect the environment for future generations. So put your creative thinking caps on and take on the challenge of an empty cereal box! How are your indoor plants looking? Is it time to divide crowded pots? If you are itching to dig in the dirt, this is a great opportunity to do just that. Are the seed catalog orders completed? Have you jotted down your priorities for the coming garden season? Is your garden journal current and full of designs for new projects? Asking those questions makes my head spin! So many questions….so little time before we can start planting! The February 11th deadline to register for the training classes to become a Master Gardener Volunteer is quickly approaching. Classes will meet on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., starting February 20 and ending May 22. The Adams County OSUE office is

handling the registration for these classes and can be reached at 937-544-2339. There has been a change in the schedule for the gardening seminars held at the Fincastle campus of Southern State Community College. The schedule is as follows: February 17 – Water Gardens; March 21 – Native Plants/Id; April 18 – Vertical Gardens; and May 16 – Miniature Gardens. All seminars are free and open to the public and are held in the library from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The rain will wash away the snow and give you another opportunity to take a walk about and check for animal damage. You might also want to check to see if mulches and other winter protection have heaved or loosened, exposing plants to damage. Enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts, we all know that it can quickly change back to frigid temperatures!

Pictured: Representatives of General Electric Aviation presented certificates and monetary awards for the best engineering projects. Pictured are (L/R): Will Lovejoy, James Simmerer, North Adams High School 8th grader George Hesler (Power of compressed air), Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center Junior Adam Fields (Pneumatic engines), Jason Mickey and Jordan Powell.

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Senior Living

Adams County Senior Citizens Civil War Quilt Pattern February may be the shortest month but many events happen within it. For sports enthusiasts, we have the Super Bowl; for historians, the birthdays of two very prominent Presidents who served and led our country; for romantics, we have Valentine’s Day; and just for fun (especially if you actually ARE from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania), there is Groundhog Day! Don’t let the dark days we often see in this month get you down, learn a little history, love somebody a lot, and laugh a bit at little “Phil” as he comes out of his hole to try to predict the weather! We Ohioans already know when it comes to the weather, “we never know what we are going to get”! February brings more than just gloomy days; find a reason to bring some sunshine into it for it won’t be long before the warmth of spring really will be here! The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is available again this year to help you prepare your income tax return. Representatives are volunteers that are trained and tested in current tax laws and will be at the Senior Center (located in the old hospital building) each Friday starting February 8th and continuing through March 31st from 9:00am-3:00pm. This free service helps low-to-moderate-income tax-payers, with our special attention to those 60 years of age and up. For an appointment, information on what documents you will need to bring, or any questions you may have, please call the Senior Center at 937-544-3979. The West Union Senior Club has cancelled their February dinner due to the continued cold/flu season. The Genesis representative has also been cancelled. We look forward to both being here next month on March 8, 2013 at Noon. Senior Birthday Bash! Beginning Wednesday,

February 20th at 2:00 pm, and every third Wednesday monthly, the Senior Center will have a Senior Birthday Bash for any senior celebrating their 60th and up birthday in the month of February (and every month thereafter), including cake and ice cream provided by Hillside Nursing and Rehab Center. For those who had January birthdays, feel free to join us in February to celebrate. Come on out and celebrate your special day! La Comedia Trip: Join us for a trip to La Comedia on February 28th to see “Dixie Swim Club”. Price is $87.00/person and includes lunch. Call the Senior Center at 544-3979 for pick up times/locations and to secure your seat. Winter Weather/Road Conditions: Please keep in mind that icy, snowy, and here lately severe thunder showers, make it harder for us to transport you and also for our aides to get to your house for home care. We do not want to risk the safety of our seniors, drivers or care givers. If you are scheduled to be transported by the Senior Citizens or one of our aides is to visit your home for scheduled services and if for some reason you won’t be home or needing us (such as your appointment was cancelled or changed, you have an illness, company, or obtained another ride, etc.), please call our office and let us know so we won’t make a trip out to your house for no reason. We appreciate you working with us on this by keeping all of us safe, therefore, serving you better. Come on out and get involved in some of the activities and services we have going on every month here at the Senior Center. On the 1st Monday & Friday each month the Adams County Veterans Services are here. On the 3rd Monday we have Knitting Class from 1-4 pm. Each Tuesday & Thursday from 10-11 am is

Gentle Chair Yoga Class. On Tuesday afternoons at 1 pm we have Movie & Popcorn time. The Scrappy Quilters Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 10 am – 3 pm. Marsha McCormick from OSU will be here the second Wednesdays each month at Noon. Each Thursday from 12:30-3:30 pm we play card games. On the 3rd Thursday we will celebrate birthdays at 2:00pm for any senior having a birthday in the month. We welcome anyone who would like to volunteer to help with any activities you might be interested in doing. Your involvement and input helps us to serve you better. Services and activities are FREE. It’s YOUR Senior Center. We want YOU to enjoy it. For more info: 544-3979. Office hours are Mon.-Fri. 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. Still time to apply for HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program). HEAP is a federally funded program designed to help eligible Ohioans meet the cost of home heating. Bring a current heating bill, electric bill, proof of income, social security numbers, birth dates of everyone living in household and proof of US citizenship for primary applicant (birth certificate, Ohio driver’s license, passport, baptismal record, voter’s registration or a signed verification from another US citizen). At Senior Citizens our emphasis is placed on reaching the elderly, 60+, homebound and/or disabled. Guidelines must be met to qualify. We have applications at the Senior Center and an Out-Reach Aide available to assist you. For more information call Teresa at 544-3979. JUST A THOUGHT: Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly. Teresa Carr, PR/Social Service Asst.

AAA7 Board Names New President

Pictured is Ward (center) along with, right, Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging District 7, and left, newly elected AAA7 Board of Trustees President for 2013, Deanna Tribe of Vinton County. At its final meeting of Ward served on all comAlso recognized at the 2012, the Area Agency on mittees in addition to her meeting was outgoing Aging District 7 (AAA7) time as Board Member Tammy recognized Alice Ward of Secretary/Treasurer in Nelson of Scioto County. Pike County, who served 2002 and 2009, Vice Nelson joined the as President of the Area President in 2003 and AAA7 Board of Directors Agency on Aging District 7 2010, and President in in 2007 and served two terms until 2012. During Board of Trustees in 2011 2004, 2011 and 2012. and 2012. Tribe joined the AAA7 her time with the Board, Ward joined the AAA7 Board of Directors in 2008. Nelson served on all comBoard of Directors in 2000 During her time with the mittees in addition to her as and served two terms until Board thus far, she has time in 2005. In 2007, she served on all committees in Secretary/Treasurer returned to the Board and addition to her time as 2008, Vice President in served an additional two Secretary/Treasurer in 2009, and President in 2010. terms. During her tenure, 2012.

ABCAP Senior Nutrition Menu Wednesday, February 6, Southwest White Chicken Chili, Garden Salad with Dressing, Cornbread and Mixed Fruit

Cup. Thursday, February 7, Beef Meatballs in Gravy, Parsley Buttered Potatoes, Spinach, Roll and Banana.

Friday, February 8, Oven Baked Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Bran Muffin and Apple.

This week for the quilt challenge I wanted to talk about stars. Five pointed stars are always hard to find patterns for. I have seen stars drawn with the 5 line method we used as children learning to draw, to elaberate methods, to freestyle where no two are the same. Old glory had 34 stars from 1861-1863. In 1863 it went to 35 stars. Stars were popular in quilts from both the north and the south during and after the civil war. The pattern today is for 2 star variations. The first one is to be reverse appliqued, the second to be

pieced. The sashing at the bottom show sashings that when used bordering all blocks with intersection squares, will show stars in the borders. Send us in pictures of your work to be featured in our paper. Is there a block that you would like included in The Informer Civil War Quilt Challenge? IF so please contact us at the Informer.

Local Man is Given a Second Chance at Life

Pictured is Kevin Newberry of Georgetown and Pam Kelch, RN from OVM Home Health. The Ohio Valley Manor Home Health and Christ Hospital are pleased to announce they have entered a partnership that has OVM Home Health exclusively providing post-operative care to patients in Brown and Adams Counties who have received a HeartMate II, otherwise known as a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). The LVADs are battery-operated mechanical pump-type devices that are surgically implanted on the upper part of the abdomen. They take blood from the left ventricle and pump it through the aorta. LVADs are becoming more common and are often used by heart failure patients who have to wait for heart transplants. The device is designed to help the left side of the heart deliver blood to the rest of the body. While is does not replace the heart, it's considered to be an alternative for patients unable to find a donor or who are unable to receive a transplant. "Our team is excited to be involved with this cutting edge technology. This is the first device of its kind to be FDA approved for advanced heart failure. The LVAD really provides people with new hope and improved health, allowing many of them to reclaim their lives," said Lisa Fussnecker, OVM Home Health Administrator. "We are honored to work with these remarkable patients and their families. To begin to see them feel better and have more energy when they were unable to perform the simplest of tasks before is amazing." Kevin Newberry of Georgetown, is one of those stories. Mr. Newberry was at

the end stage of heart failure and unable to get a heart transplant. “I couldn't walk across the room without being short of breath. My quality of life was pretty much zero until I had the LVAD implant. When I came home, I received quality care and guidance from OVM Home Health and with their help I am on the road to getting my life back," stated Mr. Newberry."I'm one thankful guy!" Christ Hospital Representative, Valerie Gadomski, RN, BSN and LVAD Coordinator said "We are very excited to be working with OVM Home Health. We want people to know to about end stage heart failure and that there is hope even without a heart transplant. OVM Home Health has done an excellent job providing care to their first LVAD patient, Mr. Newberry. OVM Home Health is totally committed. There is a lot of time and training involved in learning about caring for the patient, understanding the device, and educating the caregivers. OVM Home Health stepped up in every way to work with Christ Hospital so their staff could become trained and knowledgeable on the LVAD. The LVAD program is growing by leaps and bounds. We have performed 29 implants since January 2011 and hope to exceed that number in 2013. We are the only hospital in the Cincinnati area that performs these implants. There is a great need for the LVAD in end stage heart failure; we couldn't be more excited to be working with OVM Home Health and their staff. We are looking forward to working with them in the future."

Dear Miss Needles Dear Miss Needles: Recently I saw some needles that were kind of wide and flat. What on earth are they used for? Sign me Flattered Dear Flattered: There are flat needles used for tattooing, cosmetic surgery and crewel work. Also, there are times I have seen leather needles nade flat with a point sharp enough to pierce through leather. It is hard to tell what type they were without seeing them. There are even needles that the eye is "open" so it is easier to thread or can be self threading. I have seen some flat ones

for quilting that are supposed to keep the needle from turning. Personally I think the way you do yor stitches dictates what size of needle you should purchase or use for your craft. Dear Miss Needles: What are the half circle needles used for? Signed Wanda Eing Dear Wanda: Years ago I took an upholstering course. once we had the parts of a couch upholstered that faced the room, we would finish with the back of the couch (side that usually faces the wall). After tacking the backing along the top, we blind

sewed the sides to the other pieces nailed on with the circular needle. The stitching looked great, almost unseen and it goes relatively fast. The longer ones are for tufting or sewing the cushion covers shut, but the middle size round one is for sewing blind seams, usually in the back of the chair or couch. Usually it is the last piece you are attaching. Do you have a question you would like Miss Needles to answer? Please e-mail her at or write to her in care of the Informer.

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SSCC Honors Lists for Fall Semester Adams County 4-H Joining the Revolution Southern State Community College has released its president’s and dean’s list for academic excellence for Fall Semester 2012. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a specific number of academic credit hours. Those who achieve the dean’s list are also fulltime students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Chartered in 1975, Southern State Community College offers associate degree programs, certificate programs, bachelor’s degree completion through on-site partnership agreements, adult basic literacy courses and workforce training programs. With four campus locations— Fayette Campus in Washington Court House, Central Campus in Hillsboro, South Campus near Sardinia, and North Campus in Wilmington—Southern State provides close-tohome convenience and a supportive community experience. Delivering on its mission to provide an affordable, accessible, high-quality education, Southern State offers flexible scheduling with day, evening, weekend, online and hybrid courses, and a tuition rate that is one of the lowest in the state. Named to the President’s List from Adams County were: Jack Chalker, of Blue Creek, Ashley Rose, of Manchester, Elizabeth Fernandez, Haley Greene, Glenna Hackworth and Samantha Wood, of Peebles, Charles Mack, Jessica Porter and Christa Young, of Seaman, Garyson Trotta of Stout, Lindsey Baker, Matthew Copas, Mackenzie Harover, Brooke Horton and Theressa Mangus, of West Union, Adam Foster, Ashley Lucas, Jessica Stout and

Alexandria Wigginton, of Winchester. Named to the Dean’s List were: Tyler Peterson, of Manchester, Sandra Norman, Otway, Emily Douglas, Cody Jordan, Caila Knauff, Jeremy Knauff, Darrell Lane, Andrew Lewis, Cheyenne McIntosh, Heather Reed and Nathan Stephens, of Peebles, Andrew Campton, Buffie Chappius, Brooklynn Jefferson, Kayden Johnson, Colin Ryan and Matthew Thatcher, of Seaman, Darryl Adkins, Alicia Allen, Bianca Dickens, Gabrielle Fish, Michael Griffith, Amber Grooms, Wanda Hall and Kaitlyn Newman, of West Union, Courtnee Clark and Harley Ward, of Winchester. Named to the President’s List from Brown County were: Lauren Heath, Aberdeen, Ashley Sherwood, of Fayetteville, Jennifer Patrick, Angela Rios, Kristi Vaughn and Miranda White, of Georgetown, Emily Turner, of Hillsboro, Gideon Meyer, Carolyn Mullins and Kali Spires, of Russellville, Kayla Lawson, Alexis Lennert and Abigail Troutman, of Sardinia, Macie Cooper, of Winchester. Named to the Dean’s list were: Sylvester Gardner, of Bethel, Bethany Powell and Lawrence Wolf, of Fayetteville, Alicia Richmond, Machaela Riggs and Andrea Tracy, of Georgetown, Emily Bolender and Meranda Jennings, of Hamersville, Crystal Mounts, of Mt. Orab, Ariel Haitz and Ta’Keyah Stevens, of Ripley, Maria Johnson and Stacy Sandlin, of Russellville, Christie Bailey, Katelyn Handra, Dawn Heinzl, Lindsey Hopkins, Hailee Lainhart, Erin Luke, Sydney Yockey and Jessica Zile, of Sardinia, Jessica Puckett and Rebecca Worley, of Winchester.

Several area residents have been named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List for the 2012 fall semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List honor, a student must be enrolled fulltime and maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Area residents named to the Dean’s List from the main campus are:

Adams County: Paige E. Newman, of Peebles, Junior (4.0). Brown County: Julia K. Baker, of Mt. Orab, Junior and Dara R. Howser, Sophomore (4.0), Jacob M. Boehm, of Blanchester, Junior (4.0), Hannah M. Fetters, of Lake Waynoka, Sophomore (4.0), Kristin M. Finkbeiner, of Fayetteville, Senior (4.0) and Brad J. Hamilton, of Ripley, Sophomore.

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By:Sam DeAtley, Adams County 4-H member and President, Adams County Junior Fair Board Everybody knows that 4H has a huge impact on today's youth and tomorrow’s leaders. Recently the national 4-H organization started a movement called the Revolution of Responsibility. This movement is designed to get current 4-H members even more excited about the program and to begin using the skills they learn in 4-H to impact their communities in significant ways. The Adams County 4-H program is excited and proud to announce that we will be joining the Revolution! Sam DeAtley, a member of the Stirrin’ Up Dust 4-H Club and president of the Adams County Junior Fair Board, with the support of the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee, Extension staff, and outstanding members of the community, will be starting a program she calls “Revolution of Rabbits.” This unique program will offer under-privileged or at-risk youth the opportunity to raise and exhibit market rabbits at

the 2013 Adams County Fair. Qualifying youth will join a 4-H club, learn about rabbits and rabbit care, and receive three young rabbits to raise as their project. The program will loan the members all of the supplies necessary for the project, including a rabbit hutch, feed, feeders, waterers, and record and resource books. The program will also provide the young rabbits. After completing the requirements and selling their pen of market rabbits at the Sale in July, each participant will return $50 of the sale proceeds to cover program costs, which provides sustainability to the program. Participants will receive the balance of the sale proceeds, which could average $75 or more. The goal of this program is to teach youth responsibility as they learn to care for animals, keep feed and financial records, and so on, while at the same time having the opportunity to make friends and excel in the 4-H program. DeAtley would like to thank all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations which are helping make this project possible: the Adams

County 4-H Advisory Committee for providing startup funds, Donnie Swayne for breeding and donating rabbits, McCoy Lumber for donating materials, and the OVCTC carpentry class and its instructor, Brent Harper, for building the hutches. To qualify for the program, youth must be at least 8 years old and in the third grade through age 18, joining 4-H for the first time, unable to participate in a market animal project without some assistance, willing to attend 4-H club meetings, participate in the Rabbit Clinic on April 27 and the annual 4-H skillathons in May, and exhibit and sell a pen of market rabbits in the 2013 Fair. The youth will also need strong family support to be successful in the program. Interested youth or their parents or guardians may contact DeAtley or Carolyn L. Belczyk, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, at OSU Extension Adams County, via email at or via phone at 544.2339. Youth must be enrolled in a 4-H club by March 1, so prompt response is required.

ACOV Spelling Bee The Adams County Ohio Valley School District Spelling Bee is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at West Union Elementary in the cafeteria. In the event of cancellation, the make-up date is Tuesday, February 19, same time and place. The Bee will be a contest for the winners of the school-level Spelling Bees in the district. The public is cordially invited to attend. Spelling Bee pins will be provided by the Adams County Chamber of Commerce. Trophies will be provided by the Ohio Valley Education Association.

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Local Sports

JV Lady Jays Wins Greyhounds Win Over Dragons

Britney Bennington, Informer Sports The Manchester JV Lady Hounds came onto the floor hoping to come back after their last big loss to the Ripley Lady Blue Jays, but that wouldn't be the case. The Lady Hounds were defeated 63-44. Lady Hounds Coach Erin Reed said, "The girls played good, it was an improvement from the last match up. Ripley beat us by more than double what they did tonight." The first period was a rough one for the JV Hounds. With the Blue Jays coming out scoring the first basket from a steal that led to a fast break layup, putting 2 on the board. Lady Hounds Bethany Sweeney and Summer Wilbur did all they could, the two combined for a total of nine points in the first with Sweeney making a three from almost mid-court at the buzzer to finish the period with the Lady Jays 20-9. Lady Jays Alayna Blackburn, came out on fire combining 4 field goals,1 for 2 at the line and a three to give her 12 points in the first 7:00 minutes of play. Coming into the second period the Lady Hounds picked up the tempo with Sweeney hitting one from behind the arc, getting the Lady Hounds teams momentum going. The Lady Hounds next possession #1 Tess Burns crashed the boards after a missed shot rebounding and fighting to put it back up making the shot, drawing the foul and turning it to a three point play. Lady Jays Carlee Haitz put in two back-to-back jumpers for four quick points only for the Hounds Haylee Adams to answer back, adding seven points to the Lady Hounds scoreboard. Adams was three for four on her free throws and four points from the field. At the close of the half The Lady Hounds had brought the score within 8 with the score board reading 36-24. Coach Reed said, "I think we handled the ball well the first half. They need to work on their

defense. We are a quick team, but the team are freshman mostly with some never playing before this year and need to learn the fundamentals. Makayla Smith came off the bench and played a great defensive game, grabbing a lot of rebounds, shes improved so much." The second stanza started with numerous calls for traveling and double dribbling. The third period being the lowest scoring period of the game for both teams with the Lady Jays only scoring 13 and the Lady hounds scoring 8. With frustration and emotions running through the players and crowd the ref had to stop the game and huddle in players from both teams to warn them to calm down and regain composure, both teams went into double bonus. Lady Jays Carlee Haitz had 7 of the 13 for the Blue Jays and Sweeney had four points with Ali Tadlock and Montana Hamilton each with 2 to close the third with Lady Jays 47-34. Opening the fourth period the struggling Lady Hounds kept trailing farther behind. #4 Wilbur added 9 of the 10 scored for the Lady Hounds, but it was no where near enough. The Blue Jays kept up the pace with Blackburn making three goals from the field and 3 of 5 from the line to add 9 more to her tally on the night. She would end up as the high scorer of the game with 24 points followed by Carlee Haitz with 20 respectively. For the Lady Hounds Bethany Sweeney had 14 on the night with runner up Summer Wilbur having 12. The final score ended up 63-44. Coach Kent Caudill stated, "Our girls executed the ball well. We were a little sluggish at times, but did hustle on defense. We need to work on defense. It is Alayna Blackburns birthday tonight and she done very well, a nice present to her."

Ripley Wins Over Manchester By Britney Bennington, Informer Sports The Manchester Lady Hounds came out strong in the first period hoping to add a win to their shaky season against the Lady Blue Jays, but as the night went on the Hounds lost momentum sealing their fate with a loss 53-38 on Monday, January 25, at the Manchester High School. Lady Hounds Hannah Rideout, came out strong for Manchester leading the way in the first period with four field goals to have eight of the 16 points scored in the first. Haylee Adams and Rainelle Casey assisted with 4 points a piece to bring the Hounds ahead 16-14 at the end of the first period, the only time Manchester would lead the entire game. Moving into the second period #23 Niya Royal for the

Lady Blue Jays led scoring with seven points from the first and adding nine in the second to give her 16 points in the first half. The Hounds Tess Burns was six of eight from the stripe, leaving her with six points and Rainelle Casey drained a three helping keep the score close. Two baskets were made by Ripley's Tori Boone with Jessica Garrison including a three and concluded with Jaden Royal busting a long ball from behind the arc to give the Blue Jays 33 at the half. Manchester trailed slightly with 27 heading into the locker room. Starting the second half the Lady Hounds came out and went from hot to cold with Himes hitting a field goal and Adams making a jumper to give them the only four points of the third period. Ripley didn't come out much better only knocking down two

three pointers and a field goal to give them eight points in the third. Ripley started the fourth a little warmer with the team working together and having multiple scorers. #4 Garrison busted a three and a layup to give her 5 of the 12 points scored in the final period. Rideout came out shooting like she had in the first making two from behind the arc giving her six points in the fourth. Rideout would end up being the Lady Hounds high scorer of the night with 15. Despite her efforts the Lady Hounds were still defeated 53-38. Coach P.J Wagner said, "We played good the first quarter. it went down hill from there. We need to play fast the whole game. They start strong but fizzle out. We need to finish strong and hard."

By Britney Bennington, Informer Sports The decision was made Tuesday, January 29, with West Union traveling to Manchester, to settle the score with both teams having a win. The rubber match game would decide. It was a nail biter from tip-off until the final seconds ticked down with the Hounds coming out ahead 43-40 over the defeated Dragons. Greyhounds Coach Aaron Lockhart said, "Good rivalry game, it lived up to the hype. Both teams played hard and we were fortunate to come out on top." The show down started with energy and motivation to win. Both teams were hustling up and down the hardwood with plenty of fouls and on the floor scrambling from both teams that showed it was going to be a long physical game. West Union came out showing that they were playing as a team. with crisp passes and shooting by several players. James Sellars, came out leading his team in scoring the first period with two field goals and a free throw to give them five points. Greyhounds Sean Frost, matched that with five points of his own and Austin Hughes came up with a basket and two from the stripe to give him four that ended the period with a tie 11-11. Heading into the second period Hounds Braxton Gaffin, came out battling for his team charging the lane and fighting inside to put up two. bringing it to 2:40 minutes left in the second with the scoreboard reading 17-16. Dragons Brady Hinkle, grabbed a steal from Hounds Frost, to foul him and send the team into Bonus foul shooting. Hinkle went to the line to make both shots and bringing it to 2118 with 1:49 to go. At the buzzer Dragons Adam Hall, busted a jumper to bring the visiting Dragons trailing by one. Heading into Halftime Hounds lead 21-20. Starting the second half Gaffin, came out just as hot as the first half by making back to back baskets making the home crowd roar. The Dragons gained control putting the ball into Kade Miller's hands. Miller drilled a three bringing the score 25-23 with 1:50 left in the third period. Gaffin, sunk another basket drawing a foul, but couldn't bring it to a three point play. After rebounding the ball Sellers grabbed an offensive board, putting it back up for two and drawing a foul. Sellers missed the foul shot and the Hounds rebounding. A. Hughes, drove the ball weav-

ing through two defensive jerseys, to put up a lay up and finishing off the third period at 31-25. With six minutes remaining in the fourth period with the Dragons trailing and the Dragon team looking frustrated, making mistakes and forcing things on the offensive end that wasn't there. Finally #00 Trent Price pulled up for a jumper adding two to the scoreboard. With 5:00 minutes to go a time out was called to talk strategy and settle down. Back on the floor some bad calls were made leaving some upset players and a frustrated crowd. The clock was ticking to 3:00 minutes to go Greyhounds Phillip Thomas, drained a three to keep the hounds momentum going. Dean Hall answered back to the Dragons by popping a short jumper leaving Coach Lockhart to call a time out with 2:00 on the clock and the score 36-31. With time ticking down and a minute left the Dragons had no choice, but to foul. Gaffin, went to the line and missed his free throws leaving him three for seven in the fourth and nine for 14 on the night. A.J. Frost came down the line and pulled up for a three trying to close a gap for West Union, but missed with Manchester rebounding. Shawn Frost shot, but was off the mark and was fouled. Going to the line making one and missing the second, leaving him four for six in the fourth. West Union brought the ball down the floor giving Price a hurried shot causing a miss with no offensive rebound. Hounds Smith, rebounded the ball and was instantly fouled. Dragons Coach Tarrop called a time out with 00:38 on the clock. The Hounds ball coming into play was passed to Gaffin and was fouled by Price. It was Price's fifth foul and it took it out of the game. Gaffin went to the line making the foul shots. The Dragons brought the ball back in passing it to Miller. Miller made one from behind the arc with 00:18 to go, but it wasn't enough to gain control for the Dragons. The Hounds stayed on top winning 43-40 at Home. Coach Lockhart said, "Missing Austin Smith effected us, but the kids moving up were great and was more consistent. They played a good game." Braxton Gaffin was the high scorer of the night with 19 points. Dragons Coach Tarrop said, "Manchester came out short handed, but was on fire. They out rebounded us and they had enough points to win. Brady Hinkle came off the bench and done well for us."

JV Dragons Win

Lady Indians Rolled Over Lady Dragons By Britney Bennington, Informer Sports Vohn Hoop's Peebles Lady Indians rolled over the West Union Lady Dragons 87-20. "That game was one of the better ones of the season. Coach Hoop said, "It was the best shooting of

the year for these girls." The Lady Indians tied for 16th in the state record book with 14 three pointers in one game. Peebles played a tough game from start to finish working together as a team. High scorer on the night was Sydney

Pell with 29 points, Baylee Wallace followed with 19 and Brooke Justice had 15 respectively. Coach Hoop said, "We need to work on our defense some but our offense was the best I've seen them play."

Jr. High Boys and Girls Basketball Final Standings 7th Grade Boys Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Record 1. Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . .10---2 1. Lynchburg-Clay . . . . . .0---2 3. Whiteoak . . . . . . . . . . . .8---4 4. Ripley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7---5 5. Fayetteville . . . . . . . . . .5---7 6. Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1--11 6. Manchester . . . . . . . . . .1--11 7th Grade Girls Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Record Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11---1 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11---1 Lynchburg-Clay . . . . . . . . .7---5

Fayetteville . . . . . . . . . . . .6---6 Ripley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5---7 Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . .1--11 Whiteoak . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1--11 8th Grade Boys Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Record Peebles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13---0 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10---3 Ripley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9---3 North Adams . . . . . . . . . . .7---4 Lynchburg-Clay . . . . . . . . .6---6 Fayetteville . . . . . . . . . . . .6---7 Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . .5---8 West Union . . . . . . . . . . . .3--10

Whiteoak . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3--10 Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1--12 8Th Grade Girls Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Record Lynchburg-Clay . . . . . . . .13---0 Ripley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11---2 Peebles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10---3 North Adams . . . . . . . . . . .9---4 Whiteoak . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7---6 Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6---7 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4---9 Fayetteville . . . . . . . . . . . .3--10 West Union . . . . . . . . . . . .2--11 Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . .0--13

Sunset Bowling scores High Game Scratch - Male 279 . . . . . . . . . . . .Bryon Kirker 279 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fuzzy 279 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lyle Bilyeu 275 . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Gaffin 268 . . . . . . . . . .Jeremy Newton 267 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Ratliff 266 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Ratliff 262 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aaron Lehr 247 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fuzzy 245 . . . . . . . . . . . .Bryon Kirker 244 . . . . . . . . . .Mike Downing 236 . . . . . . . . . .Randy Chandler 236 . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Murphy 227 . . . . . . . . .Joseph Rowland 226 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lyle Bilyeu 226 . . . . . . . . . . .James Hilliard 225 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rob Davis 224 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tony Kerr 220 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pat Brown 220 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ed Clos High Game Scratch Female 222 . . . . . . . . . . .Sally Florence 206 . . . . . . . . . . . .Joyce Demint 190 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nola Reeder 189 . . . . . . . . . . .Jill Humphrey 182 . . . . . . . . .Ruth Wickerham 179 . . . . . . . . . .Mandy Furtado

175 174 169 165 164 160 159 157 157 156 153 153 151 148

. . . . . . . . .Jennifer Seaman . . . . . . . . .Katherine Hillard . . . . . . . . . .Debbie Wheeler . . . . . . . . . . . .Billie Burton . . . . . . . . .Katherine Hillard . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carol Silcott . . . . . . . . . . . .Brenda Smith . . . . . . . . .Daylene Bentley . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ellen Jolly . . . . . . . . .Amanda Newton . . . . . . . .Linda LeFrancois . . . . . . . .Linda LeFrancois . . . . . . . . .Dianna Rowland . . . . . . . . . . . . .Donna Riley

High Series Scratch - Male 750 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Ratliff 730 . . . . . . . . . . . .Bryon Kirker 719 . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Gaffin 697 . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Murphy 679 . . . . . . . . . .Mike Downing 678 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Ratliff 666 . . . . . . . . . .Jeremy Newton 662 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lyle Bilyeu 653 . . . . . . . . . .Randy Chandler 639 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fuzzy 631 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aaron Lehr 629 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rob Davis 624 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tony Kerr

612 610 605 601 598 591 588

Dec. 8 - 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fuzzy . . . . . . . . . . .Danny Horton . . . . . . . . . . . .Glenn Arnold . . . . . . . . .Joseph Rowland . . . . . . . . . . . .Bryon Kirker . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pat Brown . . . . . . . . . . .Chad Wheeler

High Series Scratch Female 548 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nola Reeder 508 . . . . . . . . .Jennifer Seaman 500 . . . . . . . . . . . .Joyce Demint 499 . . . . . . . . . . .Jill Humphrey 496 . . . . . . . . .Ruth Wickerham 491 . . . . . . . . . . .Sally Florence 480 . . . . . . . . .Katherine Hillard 448 . . . . . . . . . .Debbie Wheeler 440 . . . . . . . . . . . .Billie Burton 437 . . . . . . . . .Daylene Bentley 431 . . . . . . . . .Katherine Hillard 429 . . . . . . . . . .Mandy Furtado 428 . . . . . . . . .Dianna Rowland 424 . . . . . . . . .Amanda Newton 422 . . . . . . . .Linda LeFrancois 400 . . . . . . . . . . . .Brenda Smith 399 . . . . .Marjorie Swearingen 387 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ellen Jolly 386 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Donna Riley 383 . . . . . . . . .Dorothy Geeslin

By Britney Bennington, Informer Sports The West Union Dragons came to visit the Manchester Greyhounds. The Hounds were looking for a win, but unfortunately fell short 42-9. The JV Hounds just couldn't connect with the basket that night. The first period started with Tyler Sininger and Brady Hinkle trading buckets both having two baskets a piece and Gareth Shelton busting a three to give the Dragons 11 points at the end of the first. #11 Trey Brooks wearing blue scored the only four points of the half for the Hounds in the first quarter. The second period didn't go any better for Manchester who never scored a point, but that didn't stop the Dragons Timmy Snider from hitting 4four field goals and being two for three from the line to have 10 points by the half. Teammate Trent Price helped out by putting five more on the scoreboard making two baskets and being 50% from the stripe making 1 of 2. G. Shelton and Dylan Dunn contributed to their team with Shelton making both his free throws and Dunn being one for two on his left

the score 29-4 at the half. Coming back onto the floor after the break West Union kept their stride with two buckets made by Cody Rigdon then Jacob Miley making a field goal and a foul shot finally Dylan Dunn adding two for two from the line totaling six collective points. The Dragons showed team play and good passing while T. Snider added three more to his total giving him 13 on the night. Mason Applegate was fouled and made two for two on his free throws, ending the drought and giving Manchester six points on the board at the end of the third. Finishing out the fourth period Tony Hostetter was the only one to score for the Dragons making a basket and one from the line leaving him with three points to finish West Unions scoring. Hounds Austin Redman made a field goal giving him two for the night and #40 Gabe Horsley went to the free throw line to shoot five times, but only making one, giving him one of the total nine points Manchester had on the night. The Dragons rolled over The Manchester Greyhounds 42-9 taking the win back to West Union.

Area Basketball Teams Schedule North Adams Green Devils Boys Tuesday, February 5, North Adams vs. Lynchburg-Clay, Home 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, North Adams vs. Eastern Brown, Away, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, North Adams vs. Western Brown, Away 6:00 p.m. Girls Thursday, February 7, North Adams vs. West Union, Away 6:00 p.m. Peebles Indians Boys Tuesday, February 5, Peebles vs. Portsmouth, Home 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, Peebles vs. Fayetteville, Away 6:00 p.m. Girls Thursday, February 7, Peebles vs. Lynchburg-Clay, Home 6:00 p.m.

West Union Dragons Boys Tuesday, February 5, West Union vs. Western Latham, Home 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, West Union vs. Ripley, Home 6:00 p.m. Girls Thursday, February 7, West Union vs. North Adams, Home 6:00 p.m. Manchester Greyhounds Boys Tuesday, February 5, Manchester vs. Green, Home 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, Manchester vs. Whiteoak, Away 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, Manchester vs. Portsmouth West 6:00 p.m. Away Girls Thursday, February 7, Manchester vs. Fayetteville, Home 6:00 p.m.

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“Working With You For A Healthy New Year� Financing Your Health New Challenges in Paying for Your Health Care

WE DID IT! The Adams County community started the New Year off right by donating a total of 100 units of blood to save lives. Since one unit of blood can impact three different recipients this indicates that our donors impacted 300 lives! We had 125 people attempt to donate b l o o d and 3 people w h o donated a " do uble" unit. This hospital blood drive was held on, Jan. 2 at The Adams County Regional Medical Center and was coordinated by one of the ACRMC Volunteens, Mackenzie Harover. With hard work and a challenging goal of 100 units, Mackenzie set out to exceed the ACRMC all time high of 70 units. With the help of the community getting involved and their desire to help we surpassed the previous all time high

by 43%. I would like to thank: all those who came and donated; those who came to donate but was deferred; the Manchester High School and the Peebles High School for letting us place a "signup" table at basketball games; all the different business sites where we p l a c e d posters for the blood drive and to ACRMC employees who donated. I must also say that the Hoxworth employees were very efficient and friendly in keeping the donors moving. The second donor van during the day certainly helped. "It was a great community effort and success" states Saundra Stevens. It gives Adams County residents the recognition they deserve for being a caring and giving community.

Traditionally, Adams County Regional Medical Center (ACRMC) has offered payment plans and terms to self pay patients and those with high deductible insurance. Unfortunately, the hospital can no longer afford this service. Over the next four to six weeks, many patients of Adams County Regional Medical Center (ACRMC) will be receiving letters inviting them to contact a patient financial counselor to refinance or settle their balance with the hospital. As many of you have heard, there is less money coming into the hospital as a result of lower inpatient volumes, decreasing reimbursement and also, falling collectability of accounts. Right now the hospital is carrying a large amount of old debt from former patients of the hospital. Unfortunately, although we appreciate the effort some patients make to pay on their outstanding balances with a small amount per month, the hospital can no longer afford to carry those accounts. We do not charge interest on balances. In addition, the hospital has to pay the physicians, nurses and staff who provided that care therefore $50.00 a month on a $5,000.00 balance, for example, threatens our ability to meet payroll and pay suppliers. The solution is NOT to send everyone to a collection service. No, ACRMC wants to make this an easier process for both our patients as well as to allow us

to meet our financial goals to stay in business. The range of solutions will all fall within a one year (12 month) time frame. Generally, those solutions will be: * Pay off your balance in the next 12 months, if you are able. Increase your payments so that the balance is paid off within 12 months. * Finance your balance within the next 12 months: o Credit card - ACRMC will provide convenient, monthly billing to your credit card. The balance must be charged to your credit card in full within the next 12 months. o Finance company ACRMC will be working with finance companies to finance your balance. Our Patient Financial Counselors (937-3863400, Extension 3449) will assist you with questions on how to apply. While we regret this change which will impact many of our patients and families in the community, we are among the last regional hospitals to make these changes in our billing and collections processes. The business side of health care has been changing rapidly and dramatically. We can no longer afford to carry outstanding balances, but we can partner with banks and finance companies to assist you in meeting your health care needs today and in the future.

Adams County Regional Medical Center (ACRMC) Scholarship Applications Now Available Applications for various scholarship programs are now available for 2013 graduates and other individuals pursuing health related careers. The scholarships available are as follows: * ACRMC Board of Trustees Health Related Scholarships o 4 $1000.00 scholarships are given o The applicants must be in a health related field o There is no commitment to return to Adams County o An OVCTC student applicant will be categorized with his/her home school * $500 Phyllis Mosier Nursing Scholarship o One $500 award will be given to a 2013 High

School graduate, preferably from West Union High School o Applicants have to be accepted in an accredited Registered Nursing program * $500 ACRMC Employee Child Scholarship o One $500 award given to a current year graduating child of an ACRMC employee o Employee can be fulltime, part-time or pool o Applicant does not have to be pursuing a career in a health-related field o Child does not have to be a student in the local school district * ACRMC Auxiliary Health Related Scholarship o Varying amount given to selected individual(s) who are pursuing a health related degree

o Is not limited to current year graduate o Must commit to return to Adams County to practice o Annually renewable * Johnson Memorial Health Related Scholarship o Varying monetary awards given to individuals o Is not limited to current year graduates o Applicant must be pursuing a career in a healthrelated field o Must commit to return to Adams County to practice o Annually renewable * Adams County Health Related (aka David E. Pixley Memorial) Scholarship o 1 scholarship will be given to a 2013 graduate of any Adams County School

o The amount of the Scholarship will vary o The applicant has to plan to pursue a career in a health related field o The ACRMC Scholarship Committee will interview applicants and select a recipient, but award will actually be dispersed via the Scioto County Area Foundation (SCAF). o The application for this award is separate from all other ACRMC scholarships. The "Scioto Co. Area Foundation Application and Financial Needs Assessment" must be completed and their procedure for filing it must be followed for this award. o The application is available at the Guidance Counselor's office.

Scholarship applications are currently available at all Adams County Schools in the Guidance Counselors office. Completed packets must be turned in to Carol Thomas, ACRMC Administrative Assistant, 230 Medical Center Drive, Seaman, OH, 45679, no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2012. The application packet for the Adams County Health Related Scholarship, funded through the Scioto County Area Foundation, must follow their specific guidelines and be submitted to them by their specified deadlines. These are also available in the Guidance Counselors office. For any further information please contact Carol Thomas at 937-386-3001.

The Christ Hospital Cardiology Services at Adams County Regional Medical Center Please be assured that all Cardiology services provided by The Christ Hospital at Adams County Regional Medical Center shall remain in place. The Cardiologists shall continue to see patients in the ACRMC Out-Patient Clinic. Appointments for the Cardiology Clinic may be scheduled by calling 937-386-3451.

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