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School Based Medical Clinic Dedication New Bill Banning Persons Under

18 Access to Tanning Facilities

Pictured (L/R): Becky Basford, MLSD Treasurer Karen Ballengee, Health Foundation Francie Wolgin, CEP of ACRMC Saundra Stevens and President MLSD Rick Foster.

Persons under the age of 18 would be refused access to tanning facilities in the State of Ohio unless prescribed by a doctor, under bipartisan legislation introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill (HB 131), sponsored by State Reps. Terry Johnson, R-McDermott and Michael Stinziano, DColumbus, would also require tanning facilities to “make reasonable efforts” to ensure that patrons are 18 or older. “Cigarettes cause cancer. Tanning beds cause cancer. Why do we protect our children from the dangers of tobacco smoke, but not from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning?” said Rep.

Stinziano. According to the Ohio State Medical Association, which backs the bill, indoor tanning causes melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Among those who had ever used a tanning device, 76% of melanomas were

attributable to tanning bed use, the OSMA said. Representatives Stinziano and Johnson provided sponsor testimony on Wednesday, May 1, to the House Health and Aging Committee and the bill is awaiting further review.

Adams Ranked Again Top 10 of Ohio's Turkey Season

Manchester Local School District held their Dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, April 30. Supt. Bob Ralstin welcomed those who were in attendance in the Round Room of the Manchester High School. "The MLSD has been working on this project for approximately for four years," said Supt. Ralstin. "I Approached by Karen Ballengee and Becky Basford requesting my approval to apply for a planning grant to establish a SchoolBased Health Center." MLSD believes that this will reduce student absences in turn increasing academic achievement. Reduce staff absences and this is a great need for better access to preventative health. The School Based Medical Clinic was first opened in August of 2011 and has been housed in the Elementary part of the School. The establishment of the SBHC was a result of many hours of collaboration among Manchester Local School District ACRMC – The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Shawnee State University. At the beginning we had 65% of our students enrolled – off to a good start. Through continued collaboration our group applied for a $500,000 federal grant

through Health Resources Service Agency along with the assistance of Senator Sherrod Brown. The school was fortunate to be awarded the $500.000 grant. One of 50 in the United States. The center will offer: Medical Services, Behavior Health Services, Dental and Vision Services for students, staff and community. Supt. Ralstin wishes to thank those involved with the project who were: Manchester Local Board of Education, ACRMC – collaborating partner, the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati – for funding to start, furnish and operate the SBHC, Dr. Lesia Langston-McKenna, DDS – dental equipment, Manchester Lion’s Club – financial support, HRSA $500,000 grant, DP&L Foundation – financial support, United Way – financial support, Adams County Medical Foundation – technical, administrative and funding support, Senator Sherrod Brown – support for HRSA grant, Shawnee State University – technical support, Manchester Educational Foundation – financial support, Especially – Karen Ballengee and Becky Basford for taking the initiative to write the grants, Randy Mullins and Bob McGregor – Architects and BB&E - General Contractor.

More Turkey Hunters Successful on Ohio's Opening Day For the opening day of Ohio’s 2013 spring wild turkey season, hunters harvested 2,762 wild turkeys, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The 2013 opening day total is a 24 percent increase from the 2012 opening day tally when 2,227 turkeys were killed. Ohio’s spring turkey season began Monday, April 22, and closes Sunday, May 19. The spring turkey season is open statewide except for Lake La Su An Wildlife Area in Williams County. Find more information in the 20122013 Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations, available where licenses are sold, and at The ODNR Division of Wildlife estimates that more than 70,000 people will hunt turkeys during the four-week season. Legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until noon from April 22 to May 5. Hunting hours May 6-19 will be one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Ohio's wild turkey population was estimated at 180,000 prior to the start of the spring season. Only bearded wild turkeys may be killed during the spring hunting season. A hunter is required to check their turkey by 11:30 p.m. on

the day of harvest. Hunters with the proper permits may kill a limit of two bearded gobblers during the four-week season, but not more than one wild turkey per day. A new tagging procedure implemented this year allows hunters to make their own game tag to attach to a wild turkey. Game tags can be made of any material (cardboard, plastic, paper, etc.) as long as it contains the hunter’s name, date, time and county of the kill. Go to the Turkey Hunting Resources page at for more information on changes to the game check process. All hunters must report their turkey harvest using the automated game-check system. Hunters have three options to complete the gamecheck: Online at or; Call 877-TAG-ITOH (877-824-4864); Any license agent. A list of agents can be found at or by calling 800-WILDLIFE (800-9453543). Game-check transactions are available online and by telephone seven days a week, including holidays. Landowners exempt from purchasing a turkey permit, and other people not required to purchase a turkey permit, cannot use the phone-in option.

Peebles H.S. TeacherSelected as Top 10 Teacherin GreaterCincinnati

Sneak Peek at the New Animal Shelter

Join the Humane Society of Adams County on Thursday, May 9, 2013, for a sneak peek of their brand new animal shelter facility. Guided tours of the facility will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The new building is located near WalMart in West Union. The driveway is located between Grandview

Weekend Outlet and the Adams County Shelter for the Homeless, off St. Rt. 41. This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information about this event, please contact Jessica Huxmann at 217-1622 or

Candidates Running for Office in Manchester The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run for Council and the Board of Public Affairs for the Village of Manchester has past. The deadline was Monday, May 13. Those who filed for Council: Incumbents Bryan L. Church, Michael F. Phipps, Randolph (Randy) L. Walters Jr., Megan C. Fuson, Teresa Blythe and Sarah Freeman. What makes this election interesting is

that Sarah Freeman is the daughter of Councilwoman Christine Henderson. If Freeman was elected it would be a mother daughter combination on the Village Council. For Board of Public Affairs the only candidate to file was Incumbent Deborah K. Clinger. The Write-In Filing Deadline is Monday, August 26.

The ODNR Division of Wildlife will update the total turkey harvest numbers on Monday, April 29, Monday, May 13, and Monday, May 20, at The turkey harvest numbers will be listed by county as well as statewide. Ohio’s first modern day wild turkey season opened in 1966 in nine counties, and hunters checked 12 birds. The total number of checked turkeys topped 1,000 for the first time in 1984. Turkey hunting opened statewide in 2000. A list of all wild turkeys checked during opening day of the 2013 spring turkey hunting season is shown below. The first number following the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for 2013, and the 2012 numbers are in parentheses. The counties with the most checked wild turkeys during opening day of the 2013 spring season were: Ashtabula (114), Muskingum (97), Coshocton (89), Guernsey (87), Tuscarawas (85), Harrison (76), Monroe (76), Belmont (72), Trumbull (70) and Adams (69). Results of Adams and surrounding counties: Adams: 69 (62), Brown: 58 (55), Highland: 41 (57), Pike: 44 (48) and Scioto: 40 (33). ATotal of all of Ohio's 88 counties were: 2,762 (2,227).

Pictured (L/R): Peebles H.S. Principal Linda Naylor, Robin Boling, Assistant Principal Jim Walls. On April 25, the top ten whole. teachers in the Greater Sandra Beam, Assistant Cincinnati area in grades K Professor of Education stated, through 12 were selected “CCU is sponsoring this spefrom a group of several hun- cial event because we value dred nominated. Robin the life-changing work of Boling, who teaches Spanish those who teach in Greater at Peebles High School was Cincinnati’s public and private one of the 10 who were select- schools. We want to thank ed for this evening of recogni- these hard-working communition. This event was hosted by ty servants and express aour Cincinnati Christian appreciation for their efforts University. on behalf of our city’s children The 10 nominees who and their families.” were selected as Teachers of During the presentation, Excellence for 2013 are teach- Mrs.Boling’s nomination was ers who: read to the crowd. This is an Have earned a track excerpt from that reading: record of excellence as educa“Mrs. Boling is a true tors professional, inspiring stuWho demonstrate high dents of varying backgrounds levels of integrity, character, and home lives with a tremenand service to their students dous ability to learn. Her leadand to our community as a ership skills of pulling stu-

dents and resources together are unsurpassed. She has been highly involved in teaching and participating in staff development training’s, Race to the Top, The District and Building Level teams, and the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, among many other activities. In addition, she always seeks advice to grow, and is innovative and dynamic in the classroom – infusing her students with tremendous motivation, and instilling in them an appetite for the joys of learning. She gives of her time and resources unselfishly and without reservation, starting a Spanish Club with extra events at PHS. She has a delightful sense of humor, is highly popular with the students, parents, and faculty, is a person of great moral principles, and leads by example in teaching her students to be the same.”


The following obituaries are on page 3 of this week’s edition: Charles H Anderson, Betty Jean Beekman, Jessie F. Evans, Linda A Gill, Ruth Kendall, Ariel Knoechelman, Kenneth L. Music, Sr., Darrell C. Myers Sr., Dorothy P. Young,

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23 ft. Sink Hole Opened Adams County's Got Talent

Pictured Back Row: Commissioner Stephen Caraway-M.C., Beth McNeilan-Co-Chair, Paul Hughes-3rd Sr. Division, Clown-Cathy Dailey-Co-Chair, Judge Brett Spencer, Harriett Groh, Tom Marshall and Mary Glass-Bakers Dozen Captain. Front Row: Jachin Irwin-3rd Jr. Division, Taylor Morrison-1st Jr. Division, Sydney Michael-Overall Outstanding, Brittany Burns-1st Sr. Division, Amanda Wallingford-2nd Sr. Division. Absent from photo is Nicholas Fisher-2nd Jr. Division. The Baker’s Dozen Christ. Thank you to everyone Cancer Relay For Life Team The talent not only who participated, attended, held their Adams County’s consisted of singers with worked, donated and to Got Talent search with 19 some playing the guitar and Rosie Young, Harriett Groh contestants participating for piano, but dancers, a and Ron Baker who opened, an absolute evening of great pianist, a banjo player, and closed the show and enterentertainment raising a caricature artist. The tained while scores were $2,200.00 for the American event was well attended and counted. Congratulations to Cancer Society-Relay For plans are being made to all the participants as all of Life. The Baker’s Dozen hold the second annual tal- you helped in raising money Relay Team represents the ent search for Adams for the cure of cancer. West Union Church of County next year. THANK YOU!

CDBG Bid Openings Pictured (L/R): Dale Holsinger and Leo Trotter is measuring the sink hole. Dale Holsinger and Leo Trotter was working on the Miller Young Farm recently. As Holsinger was plowing the field a sink hole opened up measuring 23 ft. The Farm is located on Steep Hill Rd., Monroe Twp.

Comment Period Now Open forCulvert Replacement Projects As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning & Engineering Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input on the following proposed projects in Adams and Pike counties. ADA-32-9.92 The proposed project is a culvert replacement on state Route 32 in Oliver Township. The project calls for replacing the existing metal pipe that is situated at the route’s 9.92-mile marker over West Fork Ohio Brush Creek with a

concrete box culvert. Some small trees and bushes will be removed as part of the roadway reconstruction portion of the project; however, none of the trees have habitat for the federally endangered Indiana Bat. In addition, the project will not require new right of way, and no homes or businesses will be removed by the project. Additional information regarding either of these projects, including a complete description, maps and plans sheets, is available online at

districts/D09/Pages/Public - I n v o l v e m e n t Process.aspx. Issues the public may wish to comment on include the effect on local residents, air quality, the local economy, and historic or cultural resources. Written comments should be submitted by May 13, 2013, or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to: Greg Manson, ODOT District 9 Environmental Supervisor P.O. Box 467; 650 Eastern Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 456701 E-Mail:

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Pictured is (L/R): Commissioners Paul Worley, Brian Baldridge and Stephen Caraway. The Adams County regarding the West Union $38,000 and JM Miller Commissioners met Sidewalk Replacement. Enterprises $38,900. Monday, April 29, at their Three bids were No action was taken. regular scheduled meeting. opened by the clerk they Chairman Commissioner At 10:30 a.m. the commis- are as follows: Cooper Brian Baldridge said, "We sioners had on the agenda a Excavating $42,300, will take the bids under CDBG Bid opening Shipley Construction consideration for review."

ODOT Travel Report The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9. For statewide information regarding road conditions affected by weather, construction, maintenance or accidents. Districtwide A raised pavement marker project is under way, and crews will be replacing RPMs on the state highway system at various locations in the district. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers and/or arrow boards when crews are at work. The project is anticipated to be completed by late spring. A districtwide herbicidal spraying project has begun, and crews are working along various routes throughout the district as weather permits. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of arrow boards and/or flaggers when crews are at work. The project is anticipated to be completed by late spring. A districtwide guardrail repair project is under way, with crews replacing guardrail along various routes throughout the district as weather permits. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of signals and/or flaggers when crews are at work. The project is anticipated to be completed by late summer. A pavement marking project has begun, and crews will be striping various routes on the state highway system throughout the district. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers and/or arrow boards when crews are at work. The project is anticipated to be completed by early summer. Adams County A pavement marking project is under way, and crews will be striping various county routes in the county as weather permits. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use

of flaggers and/or arrow boards when crews are at work. The project is anticipated to be completed by late spring.

POSTPONSED: A resurfacing project on S.R. 125 between C.R. 125A (Lynx Road) and the Adams-Scioto County line has been rescheduled to begin in late May. Once operation get under way, the route will be reduced to one lane during daytime, business hours, and traffic will be maintained by flaggers when crews are at work. The project is anticipated to be completed by November. Brown County S.R. 41 is reduced to one, 9-foot lane for a slip repair project at the 2.80-mile marker. The project site is situated between Slickaway Road and Poplar Street, approximately 2.25 miles north of Aberdeen. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. The project is anticipated to be completed by early summer 2013. A streetscape project is under way along North Main Street in Ripley, between Second and Fourth streets. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained on affected roadways with the use of flaggers as needed. The project is anticipated to be completed in early summer. A resurfacing project is under way on S.R. 131, and the route will be reduced to one lane between the Clermont and Highland County lines during daytime, business hours.

Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained by flaggers when crews are at work. The project is anticipated to be completed by November. Scioto County A slip repair will get under way next week in Scioto County as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation begin preliminary operations and impart lane restrictions on state Route 73. Crews from Shelly and Sands, Incorporated have began construction on S.R. 73 at the 8.50-mile marker, approximately 1.5 miles east of S.R. 348 at Otway and near Township Road 339 (Milt Jones Road). The route will be reduced to one, 10-foot lane and traffic will be maintained with temporary signals. “This year’s construction season is well under way throughout the state, and as we see more orange barrels, cones, flaggers and temporary signals in construction and maintenance zones, it’s important to remind motorists of the need for additional caution,” said Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson, noting that the most common causes of crashes are following too closely, failing to yield and maintain control, and speeding. “While the department takes great precautions to ensure motorists and workers are safe, motorists can help by exercising good judgment and common sense in the work zone,” he added. Shelly and Sands was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $551,193 to repair the slip, and all work is anticipated to be completed in early summer. For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at

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Obituaries Jessie F. Evans

Jessie F. Evans, 91, of Jefferson Township, died Saturday, May 4, at the Eagle Creek Nursing Center in West Union. She was born August 9, 1921 in Jefferson Township. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Hodge and Mary Louree (Nichols) Vickers, husband, James Russell Evans, son, Charles William Miranda, daughter, Connie Sue Miranda and a sister, Lucy Freeland. She is survived by one son, George (Gayla) Miranda of Blue Creek, two daughters: Betty Miranda Johnson, of Peebles and Carmelita Miranda (Lawrence) Shivener, of Blue Creek, one sister, Carolyn Franklin, of Oliver Township, four grandchildren: David Shivener and Tina Liston, both of Blue Creek, Stephanie Seaman, of West Union and Brian Johnson, of Cincinnati, seven great grandchildren, three nephews and one niece. She retired from Jefferson Township Schools and was a cook for 21 years. She was a former employee of the Sunset Bowl in Liberty Township and an employee of the former Marting’s Department Store in Portsmouth. She was a 1939 graduate of Jefferson High School in Blue Creek and attended a one room school on Churn Creek Road. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ-Golden Walkway in Jefferson Township, a member of the former Blue Creek Grange and served as an Adams County 4-H Club Advisor. The funeral service is Tuesday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor William Myers will officiate. The visitation is from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. The interment is at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Blue Creek.

Dorothy P. Young

Dorothy P. Young, 98, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, April 30, at the Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ripley. She was born April 23, 1915 in Champaign, IL., the daughter of the late Clarence and Alice Mae (Applegate) Hardyman. She was a homemaker and member of the Decatur Presbyterian Church. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by four brothers: Marshall, John, Arthur and Noble Hardyman and one sister, Laura A Sheeley. She is survived by her husband of 75 years Sherman Young, two sons: Lonnie Young and wife Gayle, of New Richmond, Keith Young and wife Faye, of Columbus, four daughters: Judy Campbell and husband Marvin, of Burlington, KY, Nancy Hooker and husband Jerry, of Cincinnati, Shirley Edmiston, of Russellville, Janet Pickerill and husband Gary, of Russellville, two brothers: Norville Hardyman, of Ripley, Lovell Hardyman, of Georgetown, two sisters: Della Mae Jones, of Troy and Wilma Jimison, of Mt. Orab, 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Friday, May 3, at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville. Rev Kevin Jodrey officiated. Burial followed at the Decatur Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Decatur Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Blvd, Mt. Orab, OH 45154. Friends and Families may sign Dorothy’s online guestbook at Questions call Meeker Funeral Home 937-377-4182.

Ruth Kendall

Darrell C. Myers Sr.

Darrell C. Myers Sr., 88, of West Union, died Friday May 3, at his residence. Mr. Myers was born February 11, 1925 the son of the late Clarence B. and Lula (Bayes) Myers in Adams County. Besides his parents; he was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Myers, two sisters: Ruth Jones and Sylvia Pavlak and two son in laws: Howard Rice and David Warren. Mr. Myers was a member of the Bentonville Christian Union Church and a Sunday School Teacher for many years at the Antioch Church. He was retired from Copeland. Survivors include his wife, Pat Myers of West Union, three daughters: Brenda Morrison and husband Jim, of Peebles, Judy Rice Warren, of West Union, Sheila Jones and fiance’ Hugh Black, of West Union, two sons: Pastor Darrell C. Myers Jr., and wife Ronda, of Peebles, Steve Myers and wife Roxanne, of West Union, one sister, Anna Lou Dyer and husband Hugh, of Hillsboro, 10 grandchildren, six step grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 19 step great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 7, at 11:00 a.m.. at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home in West Union, with Tom Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the West Union Cemetery with military graveside services by the Adams County Honor Guard. Memorials can be made to the Hospice of Hope 909 Kenton Station Drive Maysville, Kentucky 41056 or the Bentonville Christian Union Church 3192 Cabin Creek Road Manchester, Ohio 45144 Friends and Family may sign Mr. Myer’s online guestbook at

Linda A. Gill

Linda A Gill, 72, of Manchester, passed away on Friday, May 3, at the Meadowview Regional Medical Center under the care of Hospice of Hope. She was born on July 31, 1940 in Ripley, to the late Emerson and Evelyn (Steele) Jennings. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tammy Sue. Linda was the first female R.E.A. General Manager in the State of Ohio. She graduated from Orangeburg High School and the Draught Miller Business College in Cincinnati. She was a member of the Bentonville Community Church, the Order of Eastern Star Nathaniel Massie Chapter 548 and the Manchester Women's Club. Linda is survived by her husband, Earl David Gill, her daughter Cindy (William) Spandel, of Lebanon, three grandchildren Justin, Matthew and Emma Grace, also a sister, Janice (James) Bolte, of West Chester and a brother, James (Vicki) Jennings, of Reno, Nevada. The Funeral Service is Tuesday, May 7, at 2:30 p.m. at the Bentonville Community Church with Reverend John Greenlee officiating and burial in the Manchester Cemetery. Visitation will be at Wilson Home for Funerals on Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 Pp.m., with an Eastern Star Service at 8:00 p.m.. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056 Friends and family may sign an online guestbook at

Ruth Kendall, 95 years of Winchester, passed away Wednesday, May 1, at Adams County Manor. She was born in Adams County, on September 1, 1917 the daughter of the late Wilbur and Florence (Baumgardner) DeVore. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest who passed away in 1971, two brothers, Marion and Robert DeVore; two sisters, Maxine DeVore and Grace DeVore Skinner and one granddaughter, Sandra Dee Stone Griffith. Ruth attended Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Philip L. and Joyce Kendall, of Winchester, one daughter and son/law, Janet R. and Jim Turner, of West Union, one sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and Tom Snider, of Peebles, two grandchildren, Kevin Kendall and Susan Stone Roades and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 5, at the Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union. Rev. Dan Harrison officiated. Burial followed in the Winchester Cemetery. Wa l l a c e - T h o m p s o n Funeral Homes, BradfordSullivan Chapel in Winchester was in charge of the arrangements. To sign our online guest book, visit us at w w w. t h o m p s o n f u n e r a l

Charles H. Anderson

Charles H Anderson, 88, of Manchester, died Saturday, April 27, at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center. He was born in Coal Grove, OH September 11, 1924 to the late Harry and Barbara (Ackerson) Anderson. He was a former National Guardsman, a member of the Manchester American Legion and formerly did Painting and Duct Working. He is survived by a son, Charles Anderson, Jr and a daughter, Virginia Anderson both of Cincinnati, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, a special niece, Brenda Barnett and a special great niece, Christina Peters, both of West Union. Funeral services was held Wednesday, May 1, at the Wilson Home for Funerals. Rev Delmar Smith officiated. Burial followed at the Manchester Cemetery. Friends and family may sign an online guestbook at

Betty Jean Beekman

Betty Jean Beekman, 81 years of Peebles, passed away Monday, April 29, at the Highland District Hospital. She was born in Rarden, Ohio on May 10, 1928 the daughter of the late Elmer and Helen F. (Chestnut) McAllister. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Beekman, who passed away August 16, 1977, four infant brothers, one infant sister and sister Creola Hall. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Vicky Beekman, of Hillsboro, one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Charlie Wallingford, of Peebles and four grandchildren: Courtney Beekman, Heather Beekman, Kristin Wallingford and Brad Wallingford. Funeral services was held on Wednesday, May 1, at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles. Burial followed in the Locust Grove Cemetery. To sign our online guest book, visit us at w w w. t h o m p s o n f u n e r a l

Community News/Events Ariel Knoechelman

Ariel Knoechelman, 21 years of Peebles, passed away Saturday, April 27. She was born in Hillsboro, on November 4, 1991. She is survived by her father and step mother, Tony and Amy Knoechelman, of Peebles, mother and step father; Delsey and Jeff Wilson, of Batavia, paternal grandfather, John G. and Donna Knoechelman, of Peebles, paternal grandmother, Joan Knoechelman, of Peebles, maternal grandfather, Jim and Bev McKenzie, of Peebles, three brothers: James Wilson, of Batavia, Sebastian Wilson, of Batavia and Vincent and Dezray Risner, of Springfield, three sisters: Natasha Knoechelman, of Peebles, Tasha Risner, of Peebles and Tammy & Jim Abbott, of Portsmouth, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and step maternal great grandfather, Amos Cross, of Peebles. A gathering of family and friends was held on Sunday, May 5, at the Peebles High School Gymnasium. Celebration of life service was held at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Ariel Knoechelman Memorial Fund at any 5/3 Bank location. Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles was in charge of the arrangements. To sign our online guestbook go to

Kenneth L. Music Sr.

Kenneth L. Music, Sr., 75 years of Winchester, passed away Wednesday, May 1, at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center. He was born in Wheelrite, Kentucky on September 17, 1937 the son of the late Ben and Inez (Reid) Music. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He attended Pleasant Grove Enterprise Baptist Church, he was also a Baptist minister for numerous years and an Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jane (Zinkhon) Music, of Winchester; two sons and daughters-in-law: Kenneth L. and Rose Music, Jr., of Winchester and Scott A. and Valerie Music, of Williamsburg; three brothers: Ben of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Charlie of Auxier, Kentucky and Jerry Music, of Richmond, Kentucky; two sisters: Ruth Ann Scott, of Auxier, Kentucky and Ellie Goble, of Richmond, Kentucky; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services was held on Saturday, May 4, at the Winchester Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Bankhead officiated. Burial followed in the Winchester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. Mt. Orab, Ohio 45144. Wallace-Thompson Funeral Homes, Bradford-Sullivan Chapel in Winchester is in charge of the arrangements. To sign our online guest book, visit us at

The Adams County/Ohio Valley School District Board of Education will hold a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, May 02, 2013, at the Administration Office Conference Room beginning at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss negotiations, personnel and Joint Vocational School District. Any other business that may come before the Board.

Adams County Public Library

Pictured: Crystal Blevins and Vicki Knauff were both winners in our New Book Drawing at the Peebles Library. Plan to join us at the events are free and open to the Manchester Library on public. For more information, Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 am or to register, please call 937to hear local musician Roy 587-2085. Carpenter perform a collection Did you know you can of original and classic work manage your library account, tunes from the railroad, cross- see what you have checked roads and jailhouse. Roy's per- out, or renew your items using formance includes guitar, the Library Catalog online? dobro guitar, voice and har- Your library card number and monica. People of all ages are PIN give you access to the invited to attend this free per- library's resources online, and formance at the Manchester allow you to search for books Library. For more informa- and movies, request they be tion, call 937-549-3359. delivered to the library nearest Cindy Cates will hold a you, and manage wish lists of workshop on Growing Your items in your library account Own Herbs at the West Union in the catalog. Watch a short Library on Tuesday, May 14 at video explaining how you can 5:00 pm. Whether you plant use the Library Catalog by visyour herbs on the patio in pots iting in the ground, now's the alog. time to begin your planning. Free activities for chilThis workshop will discuss dren and parents are available everything you need to know each week at the Adams to get ready for planting herbs County Public Library. Story this spring. The workshop will Time with Adam at the cover techniques for planting Manchester Library is offered the most popular herbs, strate- every Monday at 10:30 am. gies for harvesting and pre- Come to Tot's Time with serving what you grow, and Sherry at the Peebles Library recipes that make the most of on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. your harvest. We will taste Join Tara for Story Time at the samples of herbal sugars, oils, West Union Library on vinegars, dips, and butters, and Thursdays at 10:30 am. Kris share recipes. offers an After School Special Come learn basic princi- for school age kids at the ples of flower arranging with North Adams Library on Deo Abellera at the Peebles Thursdays at 3:30 pm. Library on Wednesday, May 8 Watch for special proat 5:00 pm. Learn color com- grams, events, and activities binations, and how to create a by visiting our website, professional-looking flower To arrangement at home. Next find out more about all four Wednesday, May 15 at 5:00 Adams County Public Library pm, Deo will lead a class on branches, follow the Adams Advanced Cake Decorating County Library on Facebook, techniques, and demonstrate Pinterest, Twitter, and how to create a variety of cake YouTube. finishes in stiff icing. Both Library Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Golden Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Betty Jo Baldridge will be celebrating 50 years in marriage this May 18, 2013. Their children, Brian (Lori) Baldridge and Jane (Biill) Hesler, along with their grandchildren, Casey and Alyson Baldridge, George, Duncan. Laura and hannah Hesler, will be having a reception in their honor on Sunday, May 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Cherry Fork Presbyterian Church in Cherry Fork, Oh. Richard and Betty Jo Baldridge were married on May 18, 1963 at Trinity United Methodist Church in McConnelsville, Oh. Request no gifts, please.

In loving Memory of Chief Bruce Troutman May 6, 2012 Forever in my heart Forever in my dreams Forever the best of the best I Love and miss you. Christine Troutman

Bible Quiz Playoff Quiz teams from 28 churches have been involved in Bible quizzes in four locations during the winter. Top teams from all four locations will participate Friday night, May 10, in an Olympic Quiz playoff at the Northwest High School Gymnasium (located on Mohawk Drive off S.R. 348 between Otway and Lucasville). Winning teams will receive trophies and members will receive gold, silver or bronze medals. Activities will start at

7:30 P.M. with singing by the congregation. Following the singing, the playoff will start. The Bible quiz rallies have been held at Minford, Otway, West Union and Waverly, with Bethany Ridge, Cedar Grove, East Liberty, Evergreen Baptist, Faith Community, Full Life Church, Northside CCCU, Union Hill, and West Union CU among the churches who have been involved. Bible Sword Drill has been another event of the

monthly Bible Quizzes. Contestants win by being the first to locate and read an announced Scripture reference. At the Olympic event a playoff will take place among area Sword Drill champions. If you think your church might be interested in becoming involved next year, or if you would just like to visit, come see what it's all about. The quiz program is a ministry of InFaith, with missionaries Jody and Beth Stevens, 740-259-0174.

Spring Gardening Questions By Faye Mahaffey, OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer “What is that pretty purple plant that I see everywhere in the fields?” asked a gardening friend of mine. My question to him was, “Did you stop and take a photograph of the plant?” Of course his answer was no. I explained that I could give him my best “guess”, but couldn’t confirm my answer without evidence. Purple Deadnettle, (Lamium purpureum), is gracing many fields and landscapes with its soft-textured, deep purple foliage and generally difficult-to-control habit. A winter annual, purple deadnettle germinates from seed in the fall or very early spring. By the time fields and gardens are dry enough to work, these plants are already full-sized and ready to flower. This weed branches from the base and will easily reach 1216 inches. Being in the mint family, the stems are square. Distinctly triangular leaves are purple to red and crowded near the upper portion of the stem. Lower leaves are larger and have longer petioles than upper leaves. Flowers are light purple. Each plant produces thousands of seed which can persist in the soil for several years! Henbit, (Lamium amplexicaule), is similar, but the leaves are deeply lobed or scalloped and spaced evenly along the stem. It also lacks the soft texture and purple coloration of the upper leaves. Henbit flowers will self-pollinate without opening. “Something is the matter with my Taxus in front of my house. What can I do? When I brush up against them some kind of dust goes up into the air! Do I

need to spray them?” This sort of phone call always puts a Master Gardener Volunteer in “research mode”. The answer appeared in a recent OSUE Buckeye Yard and Garden newsletter. Yews (Taxus spp.) produce male pollen cones that mature and release their pollen in early spring. As with other conifers that are primarily wind-pollinated, large amounts of pollen are produced and released into the wind to be carried to the female cones. Wind-pollination is less efficient than insect-assisted pollination, requiring larger randomly-dispersed quantities of pollen, to increase probabilities of successful pollination. Thus, when pollen shed occurs in these wind-pollinated plants, the vast quantities of pollen released may give the illusion that the plants are smoking. This event will be repeated by other conifers as spring progresses. Larger species, such as spruces and pines can fill the air with pollen clouds when it comes to their turn for releasing pollen. “When can I prune my forsythia?” Forsythia may be judiciously pruned after flowering by thinning out entire branches if the shrub becomes too dense, as well as by heading back to an outward facing bud to maintain the graceful arch of the branches. Pruning into geometric shapes (lollipops) does nothing to enhance the natural beauty of this shrub. “When should I stop harvesting my asparagus?” When spear diameter begins to decrease significantly, the harvest should cease and the plant allowed to produce mature ferns. The ferns spend the remainder of the year preparing for next year’s harvest. “Is it time to put out the

Local Government

Adams County Commissioners The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on April 22, 2013, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Diane Ward was also present. The meeting was opened with 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. The FEMA Road Slip Repairs Bid Opening was conducted at 9:30 a.m. Those present were as follows: Engineer David Hook, Deputy Engineer Lee Pertuset, Mike Hughes, Claudia Staley of Alan Stone Company, Inc., James Smith of Smith Construction, and Greg Bickle of U.S. Bridge. The following bids were received: Alan Stone Co., Inc. – Poplar Ridge Road $99,990.00, Lower Twin Creek $100,830.00, Cedar Mills Road $121,356.00 Smith Construction – Poplar Ridge Road no bid, Lower Twin Creek $107,306.00, Cedar Mills Road $137,086.00 Cooper’s Excavating, LLC – Poplar Ridge Road $107,384.40, Lower Twin Creek $99,330.00, Cedar Mills Road $142,248.00 U.S. Bridge – Poplar Ridge Road $63,698.74, Lower Twin Creek Road $65,521.89, Cedar Mills Road $80,849.36 Langenheim & Thomson Company – Poplar Ridge Road - $119,871.00, Lower Twin Creek Road $115,525.50, Cedar Mills Road $159,139.00 The bids were released to Engineer David Hook for review. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to establish May 25, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. for the purpose of disposing of obsolete and surplus government equipment and vehicles. The auction will be held at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the bills. Vote: All yeas. The board conducted the preliminary viewing for the proposed establishment of Tony Road in Sprigg Township at 10:00 a.m. Those present were as follows: Engineer David Hook, resident Charlie Barber, and Don Carter. The board was informed that Tony Road had nine permanent residents. Engineer David Hook agreed to provide a preliminary assessment of the necessary roadway improvements. It was moved by Paul

Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to establish Fund 252 Highway Safety Grant and correlating revenue and appropriation codes upon the request of Engineer David Hook. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the transfers, advances, and additional appropriations. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Adams County Transportation agreement amendment for Adams County Senior Citizens upon the recommendation of Transportation Director Sally Hayslip. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Adams County Transportation agreement amendment for ABCAP Home Care upon the recommendation of Transportation Director Sally Hayslip. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Energy Efficiency HVAC Controls Installation agreement with Kitchen Electric, LLC. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to proclaim April 28, 2013 through May 5, 2013 as Soil & Water Stewardship Week. Vote: All yeas. Those present were as follows: Local Soil & Water Chairman Jack Hazelbaker, Supervisor Chester Grooms, District Manager Allan Cluxton, and Anita Conaway Adams County Local Soil & Water Chairman Jack Hazelbaker, Supervisor Chester Grooms, and District Manager Allan Cluxton met with the board to discuss the administration of G.I.S. Vote: All yeas. The board celebrated Earth Day by placing a recycling container on the courthouse property. Those present for the event were as follows: Adams Clermont Solid Waste District Director Paul Braasch, Adams Brown Recycling Dan Wickerham, and Facilities Director Sally Hayslip. It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to proclaim May 2, 2013 as the National Day of Prayer in Adams County. Vote: All yeas. Those present were as follows: Rev. Kenneth Johnson, Sean Polhemus, Larry Anderson, and Coroner Larry Best. Coroner Larry Best met with the board to update the board pertaining to the activities of the Coroner’s Office. 9-1-1 Director Donnie Swayne and MARCS Radios representative Darrell Anderson, B & C Communications Jesse

Stanley, and EMS Director Etta Sparks met with the board to discuss public safety radio communications. Mr. Anderson explained the Multi Agency Radio Communication System (MARCS) shared communications services for Ohio Public Safety. G.I.S. employee Angelena Newman met with the board to discuss future department administration, her position, and the continuity of the program. The board held a phone conference with Engineer David Hook to discuss the following Tony Road preliminary improvement assessment for the proposed establishment: 1. Base/sub-base is nonexistent. Soil type conditions require excavation to a minimum depth of 16” for a sound roadway base using 8” of #4 stone, 8” of #304 stone, and a 2” depth of #57 stone surface 2. Drainage is nonexistent – ditch lines, roadway & driveway culverts, grading to achieve adequate drainage 3. Roadway is not sufficient for 2-way public access 4. A structure is encroaching into the roadway 5. General Scope of Work – Roadway excavation 4,000 CY, General excavation - 1,500 CY, Ditching 7,900 LF Road culverts (misc. diameter) – 10, Drive culverts 15, Roadway grading 13,000 SY, #4 stone -3,500 ton, #304 stone - 3,900 ton, #57 stone - 900 ton The Adams County Board of Commissioners received the following correspondence from Adams County Court Judge Alan W. Foster and Clerk of Courts Larry Heller: The Clerk’s Office has been sending out notices and issuing bench warrants for anyone that has been delinquent with outstanding fines and court costs. The first batch of notices was effective October 2012. As of April 22nd, the office has collected a total of $18,323.20 on outstanding fines and court costs, and closed out a total of 62 delinquent cases. A new law is in effect, HB 197, Ohio Revised Code 1901.44, 1905.202, 1907.25, and 2947.09 which allows a court to block the issuance or transfer of registration of any vehicle for a person who fails to appear or pay fines or costs imposed by a mayor’s, municipal, county, or common pleas court. Due to the amount of outstanding fines and court costs that is owed to Adams County Court, the Clerk’s Office will be following this procedure effective April 22, 2013 It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to adjourn. Vote: All yeas.

Delinquent Fines and Court Costs Hummingbird feeders?” Migration maps at indicate hummingbirds have been sighted in all parts of Ohio as of April 17. The Northward migration of the Ruby Throated Hummingbird is underway. So, dust off those feeders, clean them up, add one part sugar to four parts water and sit back and enjoy as the first hummingbirds of the year arrive to spend their summer with you! Are you interested in learning more about Miniature Gardens? Be sure to attend the May 16th gardening seminar being held at the Fincastle campus of Southern State Community College. Remember that all seminars are free and open to the public and will be held in the library from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget to e-mail your gardening questions to Brown County Master Gardener Mike Hannah at Be sure to include your phone number as well as any photographs pertaining to your questions. Rain, rain, go away. I am ready to dig in the dirt!

Adams County Court has been sending out notice to pay letters, and issuing bench warrants to anyone that has delinquent fines and court costs. The first batch of notice's was issued in October 2012. As of April 22nd, $18,323.20 has been collected on outstanding fines and court costs, and 62 delinquent cases have been closed. A new law is in effect, HB 197, Ohio Revised Code 1901.44, 1905.202, 1907.25, 2947.09; Allows a court to block the issuance or transfer of registration of any vehicle for a person who fails to appear or pay fines or costs imposed by a mayor's municipal, county or common pleas court. Due to the amount of outstanding fines and court costs that is owed to Adams County Court, Our clerk's office will be following this procedure effective April 22, 2013. Anyone that owes outstanding fines and or court

costs to Adams County Court needs to contact the court about outstanding accounts immediately. If a block is placed on your vehicle registration, all outstanding fines and or

court costs owed will be due in full as well as a $75.00 fee to release the block. You may call the clerk's office at (937)5442011. Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Politics & Government President Obama’s Nomination forU.S. Trade Rep. Democrats To Introduce Motor I look forward to meeting with U.S. Trade Representative nominee Mike Froman, and hearing his views on enforcing trade laws to ensure Ohio workers and businesses compete on a more level playing field, and how the Administration will work to narrow our goods trade deficit with China. With an ambitious trade agenda that offers opportunities to American workers and businesses, it's important to understand how nominee Froman will work with Congress and its often divergent views on trade policy. Brown is the author of the Currency Exchange and Oversight Reform Act, legislation that represents the biggest bipartisan jobs bill—at no cost to U.S. taxpayers—passed by the Senate in 2011. Brown plans on reintroducing the bill later this month. The legislation would allow the U.S. government to stand

up for American jobs when China cheats by manipulating its currency to give its exports an unfair advantage. Brown also has urged the Obama administration to put American businesses and workers first as it con-

Senator Sherrod Brown D-Ohio

tinues to negotiate terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Last month, Brown, U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), and U.S. Representative Sander Levin (MI-9), led a group of 49 of their colleagues in urging President Obama to prioritize American interests as negotiations continued with Japan on its potential entry to the TPP. Brown and his colleagues specifi-

cally cited Japan’s longstanding efforts to impose trade barriers and block U.S. exports as actions that have hurt the American economy, domestic job creation, and specifically its auto-industry. The TPP is a proposed trade agreement that currently includes the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Canada, and Mexico. Last month, Japan expressed its intent to join the TPP. Congress has the constitutional authority to set the terms of trade and commerce with foreign nations. The Administration is conducting the TPP talks using authority which officially lapsed in 2007, suggesting it will seek renewed Trade Promotion Authority, known as “Fast Track,” to conclude TPP negotiations, as well as other trade initiatives.

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Voter Study Committee Legislation Legislators Seek Action to Fix Repeated Mishandling of Voter Registrations by the Ohio BMV and Secretary of State. Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) and State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (DKent) will introduce legislation to study why Ohio continues to struggle to implement federal Motor Voter laws. Just days before the May primary election, the Ohio Secretary of State sent a huge backlog of voter registrations from the Ohio BMV to local boards of elections. Failing to send these registrations in a timely manner is a violation of both federal “Motor Voter” law and of state law. This is a repeat of the situation that occurred just before the November 2012 election, which affected the voter registration of nearly 100,000 Ohioans. “It is inexcusable that Ohio continues to be out of compliance with federal and state laws, especially when Ohioans’ rights to vote are at stake,” said Senator Turner. “This mistake by the Ohio Secretary of State and the BMV could once again adversely impact thousands of Ohio voters and potentially mean

that votes cast in good faith by Ohio citizens will not be counted.” Senator Turner and Rep. Clyde will soon introduce legislation that will set up a bi-partisan Motor Voter Study Committee to look at why Ohio is out of compli-

it immediately to ensure Ohioan’s are being properly registered to vote and their rights are protected.” The failure of the BMV and the Secretary of State’s office to transmit the voter registration updates in a timely manner adversely impacts voters in a variety of ways. Some voters who have requested Senator absentee ballots at their Nina Turner new address will have (D-Cleveland) had those requests denied because their registration updates were not transmitted in time. Even worse, other voters’ absentee ballots could be rejected State Rep. Kathleen Clyde because they have sent them in before these (D-Kent) updates have gone through. Still other voters will not know their correct polling place because they were not ance with federal law and to notified of the new location make recommendations in a timely manner. These about how we fix this prob- voters may be forced to cast lem affecting thousands of provisional ballots that Ohio voters. The bi-parti- have a strong chance of san study committee would being rejected. seek input from voters, “We can and we must voter advocates, election do better for all Ohio votofficials, the Secretary of ers,” stated both Senator State’s office, and state and Turner and Rep. Clyde. local BMVs. “We encourage our col“Following federal leagues in the House and laws is not optional,” said Senate to sign on to this Rep. Clyde. “We must important legislation and study this problem and fix we urge its swift passage.“

April Jobs Report The nation’s labor force participation rate remaining at the lowest level since the Carter Administration. Although the unemployment number has fallen slightly, it does not paint the full picture of the current state of our hurting economy. What the topline numbers don't tell you is that our labor force participation rate remained at the lowest level since 1979, meaning millions still have yet to see a real recovery and have given up hope of new opportunity.

Last week, I introduced the bipartisan CAREER Act to address inefficiency and redundancy in federal job training programs in order

better performance among training providers. Ensuring that America's workers are equipped with the skills required to obtain jobs currently open in the market is one important step toward putting U.S. Senator people back to work. There is still much Rob Portman more to be done to give (R) our economy the shot in the arm it needs to fully recover, and I will continue to push for progrowth tax, entitlement, to furnish participants with and regulatory reform needthe skills needed by ed for robust economic employers and incentivize growth and job creation.

Speaker Batchelder Decries Defamatory Statements Comparing Lawmakers To Nazis At a press conference, members of the House Democratic Caucus stood side by side with their keynote speaker who compared House Republicans to Nazis during World War II. In response to the tasteless comments by Joe Rugola of AFSCME, Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released the following statement: "There are 99 members of the Ohio House and 33 members of the Ohio Senate, each of whom has a diverse set of views and ideas— this is good for our democracy. While it is absolutely acceptable to have differing opinions

among legislators, likening House Republicans to Nazis is an absurd, disgusting and outrageous accusation. We live in a society where our citizens expect that our legislators can participate in a free exchange of ideas without fear of being likened to people

Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina)

who participated in some of the most atrocious acts in world history.

“I have been involved in and supportive of a number of Jewish organizations over the years, and I’m absolutely outraged by the baseless allegation that was made today. I call on Leader Budish, Representative Heard, and the rest of the House Democratic leadership team to publicly denounce the pathetic accusations made during their press conference today. While we may not agree on all policy items before the legislature, I hope that House Democrats and their allies will agree there is no room for such slanderous rhetoric to be used in any public forum.”

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From The Kitchen Of Pat Wylie

This Date in History On this May 7, date in history:

A Mother's Prayer Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day with little time to stop and pray, For life's been anything, but calm since You called on me to be a mom. Running errands, matching socks, building dreams with building blocks, cooking, cleaning and finding shoes and other stuff that children lose. Getting lids on bottled bugs, wiping tears and giving hugs. A stack of last week's mail to read, so where's

Pat Wylie, Sandy Baker, Casey Rutledge & Stacy Kinhalt COSMETOLOGIST the quiet time I need? Yet when I steal a minute, Lord, just at the sink or ironing board, to ask the blessings of your grace.

I see then in my small one's face that you have blessed me. All the while-and I stop to kiss that precious smile.

Jokes of the week by George What do you get if you cross a pit bull with a lassie dog? A dog that will chew your leg off and then run for help! A psychiatrist is a person who doesn't have to worry - as long as others do! A wife's definition of a retired husband. It is twice as much husband on a half as much money! George Perry

2002 China Northern Airlines flight 6163 crashes in the ocean near Dalian, China after a fire is reported on board, killing 112. 1992 Constitutional Amendment barring mid-term congressional raises passes. 1992 U.S. space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour). 1982 IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1. 1975 President Ford declares an end to "Vietnam Era." 1958 Howard Johnson sets aircraft altitude record in F-104, 27,810 m. 1955 U.S.S.R. signs peace treaty with France and Great Britain. 1947 General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution. 1946 William H. Hastie inaugurated as 1st black governor of Virgin Islands. 1945 SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22. 1942 Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion. 1942 Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed. 1941 British House of Commons votes for Churchill (477-3). 1934 World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines. 1915 Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost. 1888 George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera." 1875 German SS Schiller sinks near Scilly Islands, 312 killed. 1873 U.S. Marines attack Panama. 1864 Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500). 1862 Battle of West Point, Virginia (Eltham's Landing, Barnhamsville). 1840 Tornado strikes Natchez Miss, kills 317. 1800 Indiana Territory organized. 1789 1st Inaugurational Ball (for George Washington in New York City). In Sports 1997 Montreal Expos scores 13 in 6th Inning against the San Francisco Giants. 1995 Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 10-9 in 17 innings, 6 hours and 36 minutes played. 1994 Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle). 1992 Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 horse races. 1982 Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing. 1982 Oakland Raiders to move to Los Angeles. 1925 Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play. 1917 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Washington Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0. 1914 U.S. Congress establishes mother's day.

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R26 - NEW LISTING - SEAMAN - Partial brick/vinyl sided home, 1188 SF living area plus full basement, 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, elec. heat pump, C/A, wood burning F/P, hardwood floors, 2-car garage, 2 covered porches, new 200 amp elec. service, 0.434 acre corner lot. $103,000.

R4 – WEST UNION – Frame home with vinyl siding, 1020 SF living area, half finished full basement, 3 BR, 1 bath, living & family rooms, eat-in kitchen, gas furnace, heat pump, C/A, gas F/P, new windows, new floating floor, 1-car garage, fenced back yard. $84,900. R6 - PEEBLES – Very nice brick/wood sided home, 1308 SF living area plus finished basement, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, island bar & lots of nice cabinets, dining room, elec. heat, gas F/P, A/C, tile flooring & nice carpeting, 2car att. garage, concrete driveway, nice covered porch, excellent location near schools. $159,900.

R30 – SEAMAN – Frame home with vinyl siding, 2 BR (could be 3), 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with range, elec. heat, A/C, laminate flooring. Nice starter home or rental property in nice location. $39,500. R32 - MANCHESTER - Frame home with vinyl siding, 1034 SF living area, full basement, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, elec. heat, city water & sewer, floating floor, wheel chair ramp, 0.674 acre lot. $39,900. Additional 3.05 acres available with 5 mobile home hook-ups for $15,000.

R14 – WEST UNION – Brick/vinyl sided home, 1136 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room eat-in kitchen with appliances, utility room, new elec. heat, new carpet, 1-cat att. garage, front porch, large back deck. PRICED REDUCED TO $72,500. R16 - WEST UNION - Frame home with vinyl siding in good location near school, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, new roof 4 years ago, elec. heat, county water, insulated windows, carport, .606 acre lot. $49,500. R18 – WEST UNION – Newly remodeled brick/vinyl sided home, 1080 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, elec. furnace, county water, new flooring, carport, small barn. $69,900. R20 – MANCHESTER – 1 ½ story frame home with vinyl siding, 1293 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, full unfinished basement, new furnace, wood burning f/p, new windows, new carpet, 1-car garage. PRICED TO SELL AT $66,900. R22 – WEST UNION – Frame home with vinyl siding, 1764 SF living area, 4 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, cellar, gas furnace, gas F/P, 3 A/C, hardwood floors, 2-car att. garage, back deck, $5,000 worth of landscaping. PRICE REDUCED TO $49,900.

H8 - WEST UNION - 4.225 acres with DW, cabin, 2 barns, DW features 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen, all appliances, elec. furnace, 12x24 screened-in porch, 1-car garage. Cabin features 1 BR, 1 bath, kitchen with lots of cabinets, acreage has woods and abundant wildlife. PRICE REDUCED TO $79,900. H10 – WEST UNION - 7.387 acres in excellent location with 2584 SF brick/vinyl split level home featuring 3 BR, 3 1/2 baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, laundry room, 2-car att. garage & 2-car det.garage, 12x44 screened porch & 12x 44 covered porch, 12x27 deck, gazebo with hot tub, 16x32 in-ground pool, 1160 SF pool house with open floor plan includes living room/rec. room, kitchen, full bath, laundry facilities & 2-car attached garage. PRICE REDUCED TO 299,900. H12 – BLUE CREEK – 29.19 acres with log home, 1153 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, fuel oil stove, county water, 40x72 barn and small barn. $129,900.

R8 – PEEBLES – Frame home with vinyl siding, 1240 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living & family room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, full finished basement with 3 BR & TV room, hardwood floors, 30 ft. above-ground pool with deck, city utilities, heat pump, nice .6 acre lot. $129,900. R12 – NEW LISTING - WEST UNION - Frame home in nice location, 1242 SF living area, full basement, 4 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with range, city water/sewer. $49,900.

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, county water + 2 cisterns. Nice quiet setting which joins Brush Creek State Forest. $225,000.

H14 – MANCHESTER – 4.355 acres with 1995 DW featuring 1456 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, eat-in kitchen, elec.furnace, county water, refrigerator & washer included. $59,900.

R48 – WEST UNION – Frame home with vinyl siding, 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with appliances, utility room, public water/sewer, 10x16 building. PRICE REDUCED TO $35,900. R50 – WEST UNION - Newly remodeled frame home with vinyl siding, 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with nice cabinets, laundry room, basement, nat. gas furnace, city water/sewer, covered front porch, 12x12 storage barn, nice 1/4 acre lot. $44,900.

H18 – PEEBLES – 1.7 acres with beautiful brick/vinyl sided home, 1728 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 ½ baths, living room, eat-in kitchen, eat-in kitchen with nice cabinets & island with stovetop, all appliances, elec. heat, wood stove, C/A, hardwood floors, 6panel doors throughout, walk-in closets, open stairway, 2-car att. garage, large covered porch, barn with porch, beautiful landscaping. $159,900.


H6 - PEEBLES – 28.876 mostly wooded acres with 1994 DW

H24 – STOUT – 1.387 acres located on Ohio River, 14x70 mobile home, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, boat dock, steps to river, all furniture stays with home + grill & picnic table, 8x10 building. PRICE REDUCED TO $45,000. H28 -WINCHESTER - 7.86 acres in a nice country setting close to SR 32 with 2002 DW with vinyl siding remodeled in 2009, 1026 SF living area, 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, ref., range, washer & dryer, new dishwasher, elec. furnace, C/A, county water, wrap-around deck, hot tub with gazebo, 2-car det. garage, pond. $89,900. H30 – MANCHESTER – 1 ½ story brick home featuring 3426 SF living area plus full finished basement, 5 BR, 3 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, 2 nat. gas furnaces, 2 C/A units, gas F/P, hardwood & tile floors, 2car att. garage, front porch, 2 decks, 18x36 in-ground pool, 18x32 pool house. This is one of the nicest homes in the county. PRICED TO SELL AT $289,900. H32 - NEW LISTING - WEST UNION - 2-story home on 3.856 acres located near Adams Lake with view of lake, 1881 SF living area + full basement, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with dishwasher & range, dining room, elec. furnace with heat pump, C/A, county water, 2-car att. garage, 2-car det. garage with storage space on side, storm shelter in basement, large front & back decks, concrete patio, beautiful setting in convenient location. PRICED TO SELL AT $97,100 H34 – MANCHESTER – 2.32 acres with brick/vinyl sided home, 1176 SF living area plus finished basement, 2 BR with possible 3rd BR, 1 ½ baths, living & family rooms, kitchen & dining room, utility room, elec. furnace, F/P, county water, hardwood floors, large porch, 8x10 building. $59,900.

R60 – MANCHESTER – Brick home featuring 3151 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen with appliances, dining room, basement, nat. gas heat, C/A, 2 F/P, hardwood & tile floors, 2-car garage, 2-car carport, patio. A MUST SEE – PRICED TO SELL AT $145,000.

H4 - PEEBLES - 5.03 acres with well-kept frame home with vinyl siding, 1293 SF living area, 4 BR, office/5th BR, 1 bath(new), living room, eat-in kitchen, newer sunroom/utility room, partial basement, all appliances, gas furnace, C/A, nice carpet/tile flooring, new windows & doors, some new plumbing/updated electric, new concrete driveway & steps, Isaacs Creek runs behind back yard with shelter house by creek, 14x24 garage, 2 barns. Home is in move-in condition tucked away in eastern side of Adams county, very peaceful setting. $159,000.


H20 - BLUE CREEK - 3.756 acres with vinyl sided frame home, 2520 SF living area, 3 BR with large master suite added in 2009, 2 1/2 baths, living & family rooms, kitchen with new appliances, dining room, lots of closets, large storage area, elec. heat pump, C/A, Anderson windows, 3-car garage, large front porch. PRICE REDUCED TO $134,900. H22 – MANCHESTER - 3.083 acres with 1 1/2 story vinyl sided frame home, 1225 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen & dining room, utility room, county water, 36x40 barn.

H36 – MANCHESTER – 1.289 acres joining Nature Conservancy with frame home with redwood siding, 1680 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, finished basement with kitchenette, utility room, rec. room, heat pump, C/A, wood stove, 2-car garage, large screened porch, storage shed. PRICE REDUCED TO $119,000. H38 – SEAMAN - 13+ acres with home & cabin, Home is frame with vinyl siding, 1968 SF living area, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen with appliances, dining room, elec. furnace, heat pump, C/A, county water, double paned vinyl windows, 27x40 garage, 3 porches, pond, 20x36 pole barn, 16x26 cabin with electric & wood stove. $168,000.

FARMS - BUILDING LOTS - VACANT LAND - BUSINESS FARMS F2 - WINCHESTER - Beautiful 115.935 acre farm with approximately 65 tillable acres, 48 acres of pasture and 2 acres of woods, Frame home with vinyl siding, 2040 square feet of living area, full basement, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, mother-in law suite with 1 bedrooms, full bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, fuel oil furnace, wood burning fireplace, central air, new windows, new dimensional shingles, 2-car attached garage, several barns (120x74, 22x14, 60x24), 2 cisterns, well, 2 water taps, 2 septic systems, acreage is flat to rolling, mostly fenced, with creek and pond, farm is located on a dead-end road. PRICE REDUCED TO $489,000. F6 - PEEBLES - 28.631 acre mini farm with equipment, 1996 Clayton DW, 1475 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen & dining room, all appliances, elec. heat pump, C/A, wood stove, 2-car att. garage with storage room, 2 barns, shed, orchard, grape arbor, equipment too numerous to list. Property has abundant wildlife and would be a hunter's paradise. Call for more details. PRICE REDUCED TO $224,900. F8 - WEST UNION - 30 acre farm privately situated at end of dead end road, fully furnished 4-year-old frame home with vinyl siding, 2944 SF living area + poured walk-out basement, open floor plan, 3 BR all with walk-in closets, 2 full baths, living room, large kitchen with appliances, island & lots of cabinets, dining room, office, mud room, elec. heat pump, C/A with humidifier, wood furnace, gas stove, floor-

ing is combination of hardwood, tile & carpeting, att. garage, 2 decks, large machinery shed, large barn, 4 large outbuildings, horse facilities, 2 ponds. Owners are moving out of country so all furniture & appliances included with home, regretful sale. A MUST SEE! $395,000. F10 – BENTONVILLE AREA – 89.223 acre farm with approx. 70 tillable acres, Old 2336 SF farm house not in livable condition but could be rehabbed, 12x20 garage, 3 barns (48x36, 72x48, 28x26), corn crib. Good location, land could be farmed or developed. $311,500. F20 - WAYNE TWP. - ADAMS COUNTY - 67.5 acres of nice level farmland, 53.6 acres of cropland, 3.9 acres of pasture, 9.5 acres of woods, 550 feet of road frontage of SR 136. $234,900. Adjoining 3.05 acres with farmhouse, garage & very nice barn also available. BUILDING LOTS L2 – WEST UNION – POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING 1.429 acre lot close to town with water & electric available. PRICE REDUCED TO $12,500. OWNER WILL CONSIDER TRADE. L6 - MANCHESTER - 3.05 acres located within village with city water & sewer, 5 mobile home hook-ups. $15,000. L10 – WEST UNION – Very nice lot 0.706 acre lot in nice restricted subdivision, city water/sewage available, excellent spot for new home. $23,500.

VACANT LAND V2 - MANCHESTER - 33.45 acres located on dead-end road (approx. 80% wooded), 1500 gallon septic, natural spring, creek, 2 small barns, lots of wildlife, great for hunting and ATV riding. $70,000. V4 - WEST UNION - 1.928 acre building lot located in nice subdivision, approx. 1 acre of woods, all utilities available. $30,000. V6 - MANCHESTER AREA - 43.75 mostly wooded acres with creek, very good area for deer hunting, ample road frontage, great building site or place to hunt or get away & enjoy the country & wildlife, elec. & water available. $129,900. V7 - NEW LISTING - MANCHESTER AREA - 33.486 level to rolling mostly tillable acres, spring, county water available, 60x48 barn, great place for new home or horse farm. $128,000. V10 - OTWAY - 92.962 wooded acres bordering Shawnee State Forest, 2 small cabins, electric & water available, nice hunting land & nice place to build home. $152,000. V12 - BLUE CREEK - 33.7 acres with 30+ acres of woods, abundant wildlife, 4-year-old fence, county water available. $63,500. V14 – WEST UNION AREA – 2 wooded acres on blacktop county road with over 300 feet of road frontage, county water available. $10,900. V28 – MANCHESTER AREA – 10 partially wooded acres with

county water available, excellent place to build a home nestled in the hills of Adams County. PRICE REDUCED TO $24,900. BUSINESS B2 – SEAMAN – 4000 SF building located on Main St. under traffic light. Building has extensive fire damage. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION TO $12,500 - MOTIVATED SELLER. B4 – WINCHESTER – Full-time day care/learning center, fully stocked and state licensed for 36 children, large playground and parking lot with school bus pick-up and drop-off, 4 classrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen & dining room, office, laundry room, storage room, new furnace & windows, business provides good income. PRICE REDUCED TO $89,500. B6 - WINCHESTER - 2-story block building located in downtown Winchester, building is 2640 SF, lower level could be used for business space or converted into an apartment, upper level has a 4-room apartment. $24,900. B8 – PEEBLES – 1 acre lot with office building located in high traffic area in town. Property previously used as car lot. PRICED TO SELL AT $72,900. B18 – MANCHESTER – Large 2-story commercial building located on corner of Pike St. & Second St. (US 52), 2500+ SF on both floors. Building has previously been a hardware store but could be used for many types of business, also a storage area behind building, building has nat. gas furnace, C/A, city utilities. A good investment at $50,000.

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Adams County Court of Common Pleas CIVIL CASES D & P Partnership vs. William D. Walters, Foreclosure. Green Tree Servicing, LLC vs. Ronnie D. Himes, Foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Shannon W. Mccarty, Foreclosure. CIVIL DIVISION U.S. Bank National Association vs. Amy L. Hutchison, Entry granting summary judgement and decree in foreclosure filed. If sums due are not paid within 3 days an order of sale shall be issued. Bank of America, Na, Successor vs. Julia Smith, Finding and decree in foreclosure filed. If sums not paid in 3 days an order of sale shall be issued. Clayton Railroad Const., LLC vs. Michael Sussman, Judgement entry filed. Entry staying dispositions is modified to permit deposition of Michael Sussman to proceed in Philadelphia, PA, Mr. Cettel and Mr. Grimes agree, also agreed is nonoral summary judgement hearing is vacated and reset for 6/21/13 at 4 PM, Court will then decide on outstanding motions. Strategic Finance & Marketing vs. Clayton Railroad Construction, Copy of Judgement Entry filed. Entry staying dispositions is modified to permit deposition of Michael Sussman to proceed in Philadelphia, PA, Mr. Cettel and Mr. Grimes agree, also agreed is non-oral summary judgement hearing is vacated and reset for 6/21/13 at 4 PM, Court will then decide on outstanding motions. U.S. Bank, N.A. As Trustee of vs. Charles Minton Deceased, Judgement entry confirming sale and ordering deed and distribution filed. Bank of America, N.A. vs. Guy C. Starrett, Entry Confirming Sale and ordering deed and distribution filed. Bank of America, N.A. vs. Walter Messer Jr. Journal entry confirming sale, ordering deed and distribing sale proceeds filed. Fifth Third Bank, An Ohio vs. Dewey E. Conley, Entry withdrawing property from the sheriff's sale on April 22, 2013, filed. Oapse/Afscme vs. Adams Co/Ohio Valley Sch. Journal entry filed. For the reason neither side would be classified as a tontal "winner" or "loser" in these proceedings, cost of the arbitration is divided between each party, motion to vacate, modify or correct award is denied. Household Reality Corp vs. William D. Rogers, Order to extend fourteen day deadline and order continuing May 7, 2013 hearing filed. Hearing now set for 6/26/13 at 9 AM. Discover Bank vs. Paul M. Hershberger, Consent judgement entry filed. Parties agree to judgement amount and interest, defendant to maintain payment agreement. Carter-Jones Lumber Company vs. Doug Pertuset, Order filed. By agreement, defendant is granted until 5/18/13 to file response to the complaint. Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Denis R. Littleton, Order granting motion for order of possession filed. DOMESTIC RELATIONS DIVISION Loretta S. Riggs vs. David E. Riggs, Judgement entry filed. It is ordered that any child support payments received from the defendant shall be directed to Brenda & Allen Perkins effective 3/20/13. Susan M. Broten vs. Michael Rapp, Motion, entry and certification for appointed counsel fees filed. Donna Jean Thorp vs. William Earl Thorp, Journal entry filed. Court grants one final continuance in this matter and hearing is reset for 7/15/13. Sonya Mccann vs Mark Mccann, Entry filed. The hearing for contempt is rescheduled for 7/1/13 at 2 PM. Jennifer A Henry vs. Justin M. Henry, Magistrate's order filed. Hearing on motion regarding parenting time is set for 5/13/13 at 11 AM. Tonya Evans vs. Michael Evans, Magistrates decision and judgement entry filed. The motion of defendant to terminate shared parenting plan is granted. Defendant shall be residential and custodial parent with plaintiff having rule 16 parenting time. Kathy L. Rose vs. Lawrence I. Rose, Magistrates decision filed.The court finds the defendant in contempt of court for failure to pay the required amount for eye care servic-

es and for failure to comply with the court order to cooperate in filing a qdro for plaintiff's share of the thrift savings plan, an alleged retirement account divided according to the decree of divorce. Kathy L. Rose vs. Lawrence I. Rose, Judgement entry filed. The court adopts the decision of the Magistrate and enters judgment. For plaintiff's share of the theft savings plan, an alleged retirement account divided according to the decree of divorce. Valarie Ann Wolford vs. Jesse Allen Barrett, Notice of hearing and order to appear filed. Hearing on failure to pay support set for 5/30/13 at 10:30 AM. Mary D. Smith vs. James F. Smith III, Entry filed. The motion for contempt is scheduled for 6/14/13 at 11 AM. William Leonard Smith vs. Tonya Amber Smith, Magistrate's decision of dissolution of marriage judgement entry filed. Marriage dissolved. Wendy M. Hayslip vs. Adam L. Frye, Magistrate's decision filed. Marriage dissolved. Wendy M. Hayslip vs. Adam L. Frye, Judgement entry decree of dissolution filed. Marriage dissolved. Matthew David Taylor vs. Natasha Gaile Taylor, Magistrate's decision decree of disolution of marriage judgement entry filed. Dissolution granted. CRIMINAL DIVISION State of Ohio vs. Denise Pruitt, Judgement entry on sentence filed. Defendant sentence to 2 years community control, 200 hours of community service, $1000.00 fine and 6 months mandatory license suspension. State of Ohio vs. Eric Yates, Judgement entry filed. It is ordered that the defendant shall enroll in the community work service program to satisfy the financial obligations owed to the Clerk of Courts and Probation Department. State of Ohio vs. Christopher Hayslip, Motion to revoke community control, entry filed. Revocation hearing on 5/3/13 at 1:30 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Brandi Horn, Entry: Community control termination filed. It is ordered that defendant is restored to civil rights. State of Ohio vs. Cheyenne Jones, Judgement entry on revocation of community control filed. Defendant violated conditions of community control, sentenced to 18 months prison, credit for 176 days. Submit DNA testing, pay cost. State of Ohio vs. Kristina Abbott, Judgement entry on sentence filed. Defendant is sentenced to 9 months at ORDC with credit for 20 days served and $100.00 fine. State of Ohio vs. Keith Fooce, Journal entry filed. Court finds probable cause on alleged probation violations, Richard Campbell appointed as counsel, bond set at $15,000 O.R. with strict house arrest, full revocation set for 5/22/13 at 8:15 A.M. State of Ohio vs. James Land, Motion to revoke community control, entry filed. Revocation hearing on 5/3/13 at 2:30 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Brandon Retherford, Journal entry filed. Court finds that the defendant has violated alleged probation conditions; bond is as previously set and matter is set for sentencing on 7/22/13 at 8:30 A.M. State of Ohio vs. Adam Chamblin, Judgment entry on revocation of community control filed. Defendant has violated community control; defendant is sentenced to 18 mos in ODRC. State of Ohio vs. David Strange, Journal entry filed. Court finds probable cause on alleged probation violations, court appoints Nick Ring, bond set at $15,000 O.R., full revocation set for 6/10/13 at 11:30 A.M. State of Ohio vs. Amanda Lamb, Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, F-3; Sentencing set for 5/22/13 at 11:30 A.M. State of Ohio vs. Brian Long, Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to burglary, F-3; sentencing set for 6/5/13 at 1:30 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Cassey Smalley, Judgement entry on sentence filed. Defendant convicted of ILL/use of food stamps, sentenced to 2 years com control, 250 hours com service sweeping streets, $250 fine, $473.89 restitution, obtain

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employment & GED, county jail time from 7/3-7/6/13 unless employed, treatment, disqualified from food stamp program for 12 months, costs. State of Ohio vs. Lora Purdin, Entry filed. Sentencing continued to 5/13/13 at 11 A.M. State of Ohio vs. Brandon Kuhn, Judgement entry on sentencing filed. Defendant convicted of possession of heroin, sentenced to 2 years com control, 240 hours com service, $1280 fine, treatment, 200 hours cognitive behavior, 1 year license suspension, concurrent to case #20120154, forfeiture of truck, pay costs. State of Ohio vs. Charles Grooms, Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacturer of drugs, F-3; sentencing set for 5/1/13 at 8:15 A.M. State of Ohio vs. Charles Grooms, Judgement entry on sentence filed. Defendant convicted of illegal assembly, F3, sentenced to a stipulated term of 36 months in ODRC, 227 days jail credit, 3 year license suspension, $400 fine, costs. State of Ohio vs. Dustin Ramey, Judgement entry on sentence filed. Defendant convicted of felonious assault, F2, sentenced to 3 years ODRC, credit for 206 days, $350 fine, no contact with victim or juvenile co-defendants, pay costs. State of Ohio vs. Brandon Kuhn, Judgement entry on sentence filed. Defendant convicted of trafficking in heroin, sentenced to 2 years com control, 240 hours com service, $1280 fine, treatment, 200 hours cognitive behavior therapy, 1 year license suspension, all concurrent to case #20120142, pay costs. State of Ohio vs. Jason J. Nehus, Entry of continuance filed. Sentencing continued to 5/20/13 at 1 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Ronald King Jr., Judgement entry on sentencing filed. Defendant convicted of illegal mfg of drugs, F2, sentenced to 5 years sprion, credit for 213 days. 3 year driving privilege suspension, $500 fine, submit DNA testing, pay cost. State of Ohio vs. Joshua Goslin, Faxed entry on continuance filed. The change of plea hearing is continued to 5/20/13 at 1:30 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Carl Burke, Faxed entry on continuance filed. The final pretrial is continued to 5/22/13 at 2:15 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Jesse Lee Tabor, Faxed entry on continuance filed. The final pretrial is continued to 5/22/13 at 2:30 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Scott Gilliam, Journal entry filed. Court finds probable cause on alleged probation violation; Richard Campbell appointed as counsel, bond set at $4,000 CA/SU/10%; Full revocation set for 5/29/13 at 12:30 P.M. State of Ohio vs. William W. Walters, Journal entry filed. Motion to continue is denied. State of Ohio vs. Brian Carroll, Judgement entry on sentence filed. Defendant sentence to 2 years community control, 6 months intensive, 250 hours of community service, $2000.00 fine, 1 year license suspension and 1001 Lincoln LS is forfeited. State of Ohio vs. James R. Mitchell II, Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, F-5; sentencing set for 6/5/13 at 11:30 A.M. State of Ohio vs. Joshua Corrill, Motion to revoke community control, entry filed. Revocation hearing on 5/3/13 at 2 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Fredonna Burggraf, Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs/w. spec; sentencing set for 5/21/13 at 1:15 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Steven T. Woods, Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to trafficking in drugs, F-5; sentencing set for 6/4/13 at 11:30 A.M. State of Ohio vs. Gary Lunsford II, Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, F4. Sentencing on 5/29/13 at 1:30 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Gary Lunsford II, Journal entry filed. Defendant's bond is modified to $30,000. O.R. plus conditions. State of Ohio vs. Paul

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Chapman Jr., Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to aggravated possession and improperly handling of firearm; sentencing set for 5/23/13 at 2 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Brittany Gibbs, Journal entry filed. Warrant for removal to be issued for 5/3/13 at 1:45 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Brittany Gibbs, Motion to revoke community control, entry filed. Revocation hearing on 5/3/13 at 1:45 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Jeremy White, Journal entry filed. Defendant was brought before the court for bond violations and tested positive for heroine and not being at reported residence, bond is set at $10,000 CA/SU, matter set for final pretrial on 5/8/13 at 9 A.M. State of Ohio vs. Jeremy White, Faxed entry on continuance filed. The final pretrial is continued to 5/22/13 at 12:15 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Christy White, Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to 2 counts of illegal use of food stamps; sentencing set for 5/29/13 at 1 P.M. State of Ohio vs. William W. Walters, Copy of journal entry filed. Motion to continue is not well taken. State of Ohio vs. Roger Jarvis, Judgement entry on sentence filed. Defendant convicted of posession of drugs, F5, sentenced to 2 years com control, 120 hours com service, $1000 fine, $1350 restitution to Adams County Jail, 6 months license suspension, costs. State of Ohio vs. Joshua Forman, Judgement entry on sentencing filed. Defendant convicted of 2 counts aggravated possession of drugs, F5, sentenced to 2 years com control, 160 hours community service, $1000 fine, obtain employment and GED, treatment, 6 months license suspension and pay costs. State of Ohio vs. Joshua Forman, Judgement entry driving privileges filed. Limited driving privileges to the defendant from 5/1/13 through 10/10/13. State of Ohio vs. Heather Grooms, Journal entry filed. Defendant appeared for sentencing and prior to hearing tested positive for THC, opiates, came in with pill bottle full of urine and said that she paid her stepsisters for, $450 posted shall be forfeited; bond set at $10,000 CA/SU; matter set for sentencing on 5/9/13 at 12:30 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Charles Bennett, Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to attempted improper handling firearms in a motor vehicle; sentencing set for 6/11/13 at 1:30 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Tami Gilpin, Judgement entry on sentence filed. Defendant convicted of count 2 forgery, F5, sentenced to 11 months ODRC, credit for 67 days, pay restitution to Walmart in the amount of $392.53, pay costs of this action. State of Ohio vs. Connie Myers, Journal entry filed. Bond set at $10,000 O.R.; No contact with Tim McKee Jr, no alcohol consumption, if violates again will pay $45 a day to stay in jail. State of Ohio vs. Winston Delk, Plea of guilty, judgement entry of guilty filed. Defendant plead guilty to breaking & entering F5 and theft, sentencing set for 5/23/13 at 1 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Troy Brumley, Faxed entry on continuance filed. The plea hearing is continued to 5/20/13 at 1:30 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Donald Washburn, Entry order filed. Final pretrial on 7/2/13 at 1:00 p.M. and jury trial on 7/29/13 & 7/30/13 at 9 A.M. State of Ohio vs. William W. Walters, Journal entry filed. Motion to continue is not well taken. State of Ohio vs. Monica Gilliam, Pretrial order filed. Final pretrial on 7/29/13 at 1 P.M. and Jury trial to be set at final pretrial. State of Ohio vs. Aaron Boling, Faxed entry on continuance filed. The final pretrial is continued to 5/7/13 at 12:00 P.M. State of Ohio vs. Cathy Morgan, Faxed entry on continuance filed. The pretrial is continued to 6/5/13 at 12:00 P.M. State of Ohio vs. James Lawson, Journal entry- order assigning counsel filed. Richard Campbell appointed as counsel. State of Ohio vs. Jeffrey Black, Journal entry filed. Arraignment will be held on 5/3/13 at 11:30 A.M., warrant for removal shall be issued.

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Union, Disorderly Conduct/Intoxicated, Fine $150, Court Costs $64. Teresa M. Bonnett, West Union, DUS/Non Compl, Dismissed. Teresa M. Bonnett, West Union, Defect Muffler, Dismissed. Brady W. Hull, Reckless, Fine $150, Court Costs $104. Jennifer Applegate, Manchester, DUS/OVI Drug, Dismissed. Christopher R. Gertz, Cincinnati, Seat Belt DR, Fine $30, Court Costs $45. Todd G. Rukes, Rolling Meadow IL, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Shawna L. Brennan, Manchester, 65/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $86. Ryan C. Collins, Lucasville, 74/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Dean R. Mccoy, Hebron KY, Park/Public HWY, Fine $100, Court Costs $45. Zachary D. Simpson, Seaman, No OL, Fine $50, Court Costs $45. Lawrence K. Melvin, Wheelersburg, 73/60, Fine $43, Court Costs $74. Jeana M.Tadlock, Manchester, 74/55, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Kelly L. Mccaleb, Minford, 72/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Molly D. Delaval, Athens, 71/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Mark W. Cracraft, Athens, 66/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Richard C. Decker, Peoria IL, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Amy B. Day, Manchester, Seat Belt DR, Fine $30, Court Costs $45. Justin W. Davis, Winchester, Seat Belt DR, Dismissed. Justin T. Gray, Wilmington, 74/60, Fine $42, Court Cost $74. Lee R. Throckmorton, Blue Creek, 77/55. Fine $100, Court Costs $74. Jill Johnson, Winchester, Failure to Stop at Stop Sign, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Derek C. Minshew, Winchester, Seat Belt DR, Fine $30, Court Costs $45. Kenneth L. Davis, Springfield, 66/55. Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Scottie Colburn, Waverly, 76/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. Heather D. Frost, Peebles, 74/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Kristen M. Coffey, Russel KY, 80/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. Pauline M. Edwards, Reading, 76/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. Jordanna J. Downing, Winchester, 72/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Louis C. Spires, Lynx, Failure to Control, Fine $15, Court Costs $74. Brady W. Hull, West Union, Valid O.L. Fine $150, Court Costs $22. Krystal J. Sowards, Seaman, 77/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. William H. Knisley, Seat Belt DR, Fine $30, Court Costs $45. Micaela C. Montel, Batavia, 77/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. Robert T. White, New Richmond, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Hannah B. Kiser, 77/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. Autumn M. Brown, Manchester, 66/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Jennifer K. Binder, Fayetteville, 77/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. Steven W. Light, Martinsville IN, 73/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Ali A. Kerr, Cincinnati, 74/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Roger L. Humphries, Maysville KY, 78/60, Fine $100, Court Costs $74. Zelma J. Hanson, West Union, 68/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Lynden B. Riehle, South Salem, 68/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. David C. Merfert, Seaman, 75/60, Fine $42, Court Costs $74. Shiela D. Elkins-Siders, Manchester, 66/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. J.W. Fleshman, West Union, 65/55, Fine $22, Court Costs $74. Adams County Court Of Common Pleas


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In 2012 there was corn planted in March. After some of the problems with early planted corn last year, the common theme from most farmers was the same, “I am in no hurry”. That was around the first of April, today is the last day of April and there is only a very few scattered acres of corn planted in Adams, Brown and Highland Counties to my knowledge. With the month of May starting on Wednesday of this week, the “I am in no hurry” might still hold true, but there may need to be some changes in the plan at this point. There might be a need to adjust a few things from the original plan. Parts of the three counties had significant rainfall on Sunday. I had an inch and a half in the gauge at home. I have heard that there was less than a half of an inch in some areas of the three counties. I was in some fields last Friday pulling soil samples and found the soil to be wet enough that it was difficult to get out of the probe, so it may still be a while longer before it is dry enough to plant in ideal soil conditions. This includes the soil temperature which is cooler than normal for the first of May. So, here we are the first of May and we may or may not have herbicides or fertilizer applied. If burndown is still needed you may need to adjust your plan especially for soybeans. The following is from the recent CORN newsletter that is put together by OSU Extension County Educators and State Specialists on a weekly basis. OSU State Weed Specialist Mark Loux contributed this article. The weeds obviously continue to get bigger under warm, wet conditions, and what is a relatively tame burndown situation in early to mid-April can become pretty hairy by early May. It’s obvious from the calls and emails we have received, along with observations of our research plots, that there is a substantial difference in weediness between the fields treated with herbicides last fall versus the lack of a fall treatment. Among other benefits, the fall treatment does definitely allow a clean start in the spring that persists for a while and ‘buys time’ in a delayed planting situation. The fields that did not receive fall herbicides are much more of a concern as we try to adapt burndown programs to a delayed start that allows the overwintered weeds to create problems. For many weeds, increasing the glyphosate rate to 1.5 lbs ae/A or higher in mixtures with 2,4-D or Sharpen, will help compensate for larger weed size. This will not help with glyphosate-resistant marestail, and the other issue for marestail is that by the time we can finally plant, we will be unable to use 2,4-D rates higher than 0.5 lb (and this rate still requires a 7 day wait to plant). The mixture of glyphosate plus 2,4-D has become less effective over time in some fields for marestail control. Recommendations to improve control have included application to smaller plants, and increasing the 2,4-D rate to 1.0 lb/A, and so the current situation will probably introduce more variability in marestail control. In fields with larger marestail that did not receive a fall herbicide treatment, control could be improved by supplementing the glyphosate/2,4D with another herbicide that has activity on emerged marestail, or replacing the glyphosate with another herbicide. A reminder that there are

Reasons for this include: 1) the activity of some residual corn herbicides (e.g. atrazine, mesotrione) on emerged weeds; 2), the ability to use dicamba around the time of planting; 3) the tolerance of emerged corn to 2,4-D and dicamba, and 4) the overall effectiveness of available POST corn herbicides. Overall, while not adequately controlling emerged weeds David Dugan prior to soybean planting can Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural make for a tough season, there is just more application flexiResources bility and herbicide choice for Ohio Valley Extension corn. Having said this, be Education sure to make adjustments as Research Area Adams/Brown/Highland necessary in rate or herbicide selection in no-till corn fields. Counties This week the CORN Liberty, with an emphasis on Newsletter covered the followthe use of current stock for ing additional topics: Weather POST treatments instead of for Outlook, Foliar Fungicide burndown. A review of the Application for Early Disease soybean burndown options for Control, Fungicide Efficacy larger weed situations follows, for Control of Wheat Diseases, with emphasis on marestail Adjusting Corn Management Practices for a Late Start, Risk control. 1. Where at all possible, of Bt Resistant Western Corn keep 2,4-D ester in the mix, Rootworms in Ohio, Western even if it means waiting anoth- Corn Rootworm Control and er 7 days to plant soybeans. Delayed Planting Effects on Plant the corn acres first and Corn Yield: A “Historical” come back to soybeans to Perspective. I send the CORN allow time for this. Have the burndown custom-applied if Newsletter out on a weekly basis to a list of producers who labor or time is short. 2. To improve control have asked to be added to my with glyphosate/2,4-D, add e-mail list. If you would like Sharpen or another saflufenacil to receive the CORN newsletherbicide, as long as the resid- ter, send me an e-mail to ual herbicides in the mix do and let me include flumioxazin, sulfentra- know that you would like to be zone, or fomesafen. It’s also added. In addition to this list possible to substitute Sharpen for row crops I also have lists for 2,4-D when it’s not possible for tobacco, beef, dairy, forto wait 7 days to plant, but this ages, vegetables, wine grapes, may result in reduced control swine, sheep, goats, and more. of dandelion, and large deadnettle and giant ragweed. FDA Proposed New Food Where the residual herbicide in and Safety Rules for the mix does contain flumiox- Produce Recently I have had some azin, sulfentrazone, or fomesafen, and it’s not possible to people ask me about the new change the residual, adding rules for raising and selling metribuzin can improve burn- produce. Will there be a down effectiveness somewhat. change is the next question 3. Consider substituting followed by what are the proGramoxone or Liberty for posed changes and who should glyphosate? Gramoxone is the be concerned with the proless expensive and more avail- posed changes. A recent eable choice here, but generally mail from OSU is the source less effective than Liberty on for the following. At this point there has not marestail. Gramoxone should be applied with metribuzin and been a change, and it is not 2,4-D in a typical no-till situa- definite that there will be, it is tion. Use the higher labeled only a proposal. Of course rates of Gramoxone, and a growers or producers will spray volume of 15 to 20 gpa most likely be concerned. In for best results. A considera- addition to growers who might tion here is that in large no-till be concerned about how the weed situations, high rates of new rules will affect their farm glyphosate typically have more operations, grocery store buyvalue that high rates of ers and other wholesale buyers Gramoxone or Liberty, with of fruits and vegetables. Plus the exception of glyphosate- anyone interested in farm practices that can decrease the resistant weeds. 4. Among all of the resid- risk of food-borne illness from ual herbicides, chlorimuron fresh produce. The proposed produce contributes the most activity on emerged annual weeds and safety rules focus on standards dandelion. This is probably for growing, harvesting, packmost evident when the chlo- ing and holding produce on rimuron is applied as a premix farms. They are geared toward with metribuzin produce, including fruits, veg(Canopy/Cloak DF, etc). This etables, herbs, mushrooms, may not be much of a help for sprouts and nuts, that are likemarestail control, since many ly to be eaten fresh. Not populations are ALS-resistant. included is produce that is Cloransulam (FirstRate) has rarely consumed raw, such as activity primarily on emerged potatoes, or is destined for ragweeds and marestail, as commercial processing. The rules apply to conlong as they are not ALSresistant. We have on occasion ventional and organic farms to greenhouses. observed the a reduction in and systemic herbicide activity Hydroponic produce is also when mixed with residual her- included. The proposed rules are bicides that contain sulfentrapart of the 2011 Food Safety zone or flumioxazin. 5. It is possible to substi- Modernization Act. For more go to tute tillage for burndown her- information, bicides. Make sure that the tillage is deep and thorough danceRegulation/FSMA/ and enough to completely uproot click on the links associated weeds. Weeds that regrow with the produce safety rules. A 2012 study from the after being “beat up” by tillage are often impossible to control Centers for Disease Control for the rest of the season. and Prevention associated proTillage tools that do not uni- duce with 46 percent of all formly till the upper few inch- foodborne illnesses in the U.S. es (e.g. TurboTill) should not between 1998-2008. Just last week, the FDA be used for this purpose. 6. Late burndown in corn announced it was extending is typically a less dire situation the comment period on the procompared with soybeans. posed rules to Sept. 16, 2013. currently some extenuating circumstances that limit the extent to which we can modify burndown programs. The first of these is the lack of labels that allow the addition of Sharpen to mixtures that contain flumioxazin (Valor), sulfentrazone (Authority), or fomesafen (Reflex). The second is the depleted supply of

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Cuffs & Collars Field reports from ODNR Division of Wildlife Officers Central Ohio Last deer season, Fairfield County Wildlife Office Tony Zerkle received a call from a property manager stating that he found a gut pile on his property and followed drag marks to a neighboring house. Officer Zerkle contacted the resident of the home in question. The homeowner stated that he had no knowledge of the event. A check of the Division of Wildlife deer harvest record showed that the resident’s father had checked in a deer the day the gut pile was discovered. The deer was checked in as a landowner harvest 10 miles away. Officer Zerkle followed up by collecting samples from the gut pile and samples from the father’s deer at the taxidermist. These samples were submitted for DNA analysis. The results concluded that the deer in question was a 100 percent match to the gut pile. During the investigation several other violations were discovered. The two men received 13 charges and appeared in the Franklin County Municipal Court. The men agreed to a plea bargain, pleading guilty to four charges resulting in $2,110.00 in fines, restitution, and court cost, included one hunting license revocation and two year probation. During the month of February, Wildlife Officer Josh Elster had several complaints of snagging and over bagging of saugeye at the Deer Creek Lake Spillway, located in Pickaway County. Officer Elster worked with Wildlife Officers John Coffman and Tony Zerkle to target the problem. The officers worked a variety of projLEGAL NOTICE Ordinance 2013-7 replacing Resolution 2010-6Closing Alleyway A. Resolution 2013-8 to amend Official Certification of Estimated Resources Water Operating. Resolution 2013-9 approving the village participation in a "Pre-Tax" contribution plan for the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund. Resolution 2013-10 to Adams County Board of Election with intention to proceed to levy a tax in excess of 10 Mill Limitation Fire. Resolution 2013-11 to Adams County Board of Election with intention to proceed to levy a tax in excess of 10 Mill Limitation Police. The remainder of these Ordinances and Resolutions may be viewed or copy obtained at the Village Clerk's Office at 33 Logans Lane, West Union, Oh. 45693. Tanya Johnson, Village Clerk 4/30,5/7

ects to observe fishing violations. A total of 10 summonses were issued for snagging and over bagging of saugeye and for litter in the targeted area. Ohio law requires game fish to be returned back into

the water if hooked anyplace other than inside of the mouth. Northwest Ohio State Wildlife Officer Brian Bury, assigned to Sandusky County, had a very busy deer season with some unusual cases. Probably the most unusual was a call about two deer that had fallen through a river. Officer Bury responded along with the fire department's air boat. The air boat is used from time to time to rescue deer that have fallen through the ice. Officer Bury arrived to find only one deer in the water and it was deceased. The second deer was able to make its way out of the river. The fire department’s call was canceled. Then Officer Bury spotted two hunters with a small boat breaking ice to get to the deceased antlered deer. They proceeded to load the deer into their boat, almost capsiz-

ing in the process, and returned to shore. Officer Bury met the men at the shore and learned that one of the hunters had shot the large buck as it was struggling to get out of the frozen water. It is illegal to shoot a deer that is (swimming) in water. In addition, they had no life jackets, no lettering on the boat, and no registration for the boat. The hunter was cited for shooting a deer in water and the deer was held as evidence. The hunter was fined $400 and the deer was forfeited to the Sandusky County Food Pantry. In January 2013, State Wildlife Officer Matthew Leibengood, assigned to Seneca County, received a complaint of various wild animal carcasses that had been dumped in a Seneca County ditch. The officer conducted an investigation using new technology that is available to wildlife officers and, as a result, a man was charged with stream littering, a misdemeanor of the third degree on a first offense. The defendant was found guilty in the Fostoria Municipal Court and ordered to pay $272 in fines and court costs. In addition, the defendant was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $140 to the township for cleanup costs. It is the hunter’s or trapper’s ethical responsibility to dispose of their wild animal carcasses in a lawful manner that does not negatively impact the image of hunting and trapping.

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Pictured is Jo Balz and Juanita Fritz residents of Assisted Living preparing for the Rummage Sale. OVM Resident Council held a Rummage and Bake Sale at Ohio Valley Manor on April 25-27. The sale included a variety of items including baby clothes, youth clothes, women’s clothes, men’s clothes, home decorations, toys, electronics, etc. The proceeds will go toward the purchase of a sound system which will allow for residents who have difficulty hearing to participate in activities they may not have been able to in the past. The system will be installed in Parkview Dining Room and Birch Place Dining Room where most of the resident activities take place. “OVM is excited about the purchase of the hearing impaired sound system,” said Pam Sauer, Activities Director, “and we are look-

ing forward to helping Resident Council raise funds in order to purchase the sound system.” OVM Resident Council will be doing various fundraisers throughout the year raising funds to purchase the hearing impaired sound system. If you have any questions please contact our Activities Department at 937-392-4318. Ohio Valley Manor, Inc. is located North of Ripley, Ohio on U.S. Highway 62 and 68. Providing Better Tomorrows, OVM healthcare options include: Outpatient Rehabilitation and Wellness, Home Health, Short-term Rehabilitation, Assisted Living Community, Memory Care and Long-term Care. Visit to learn more about our services, facility and healthcare team.

Dining with Diabetes Cooking School Program The Ohio State University Extension Offices in Adams, Brown, and Highland Counties will be offering a Dining with Diabetes Class series on May 16, 23, and 30 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Classes will be held at West Union First Baptist Church, located at 201 N. West St., West Union, OH 45693. The classes are open to individuals with diabetes, their family members, caretakers, and other support persons. The classes are open to all Adams, Brown, and Highland County residents. Participants should plan to attend all classes. Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school program for people with diabetes and their families. Classes will provide 6-hours of nutrition education with a Registered Dietitian to assist you with diabetes management and will include cooking demonstrations on how to prepare foods using less fat, salt, and sugar without cutting taste. Participants will have the opportunity to taste a variety of foods and receive a packet of recipes for main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. At Dining with Diabetes, you will: · Watch live cooking demonstrations. · Sample delicious food prepared for you. · Gain new insights on healthy eating. · Learn new skills to manage your diabetes. Instructors for the classes will be Delores McFarland, Registered Dietitian and Director of Food & Nutrition with the Adams County Regional Medical Center, and Amy Habig, Extension Educator for Family and Consumer Sciences with Ohio State University Extension in Adams, Brown, and Highland

Counties. Also, the Adams-Brown Diabetes Education Coalition will offer a Shopping Matters® grocery store tour for Dining with Diabetes participants on Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Shopping Matters® is a program of the Share Our Strength national nonprofit organization and it is nationally sponsored by the ConAgra Foods® Foundation and Walmart. Shopping Matters® involves a guided grocery store tour, and it is aimed at helping families make healthy and affordable food choices. After attending the Shopping Matters® tour, you should be able to: · Identify at least three economical Amy L. Habig Extension Educator, ways of purchasing Family and fruits and vegetables. · Practice Consumer Sciences Ohio State comparing unit prices. · Practice University Extension - Adams, Brown and comparing food labels. · Practice Highland Counties identifying whole grains. Thanks to the generous support of the Brown County Sugar Helpers, those Dining with Diabetes participants who attend the Shopping Matters® tour can participate in the $10 Challenge, during which they can shop for $10 worth of free nutritious foods from the grocery. To register for classes, download and mail-in a registration form from,, or Or, you can call the Ohio State University Extension Office at 937-393-1918 or e-mail Amy Habig at Payment and registration to hold a spot for you is required by Monday, May 13. A follow-up Dining with Diabetes reunion class will be held at a later date.

VolunteerCoaches Needed forFalls Management Program Do you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling? Would you like to help people manage their concerns about falls and increase their physical activity? The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) is looking for community coaches to assist with facilitating its falls management program entitled “Matter of Balance.” Volunteer coaches will continue to support the classes in their individual communities after they complete training through the AAA7. An upcoming coaches training will be held in Rio Grande (Gallia County) in May for those interested in serving as a volunteer coach in their community. Currently, the AAA7 is recruiting coaches for Matter of Balance in all ten of the counties they serve which includes Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton. Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Participants in the class learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength. Coaches for Matter of Balance help participants become more confident about managing falls and help participants identify ways to reduce falls. In addition, coaches lead exercise to help participants increase their strength and balance. Coaches should have good communication and interpersonal skills; exhibit enthusiasm, dependability and a willingness to lead small groups of older adults; and have the ability to lead low to moderate level exercise. Once trained, coaches can schedule their classes for twice a week for four weeks or once a week for eight weeks. Classes are two hours

long each. The upcoming Volunteer Coach training will take place in Rio Grande, Ohio, at the University of Rio Grande at Bob Evans Farms Hall, Room 201. The training will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Attendees will be provided with assistance in organizing classes and materials for support. Anyone interested in A Matter of Balance either as a participant or volunteer workshop leader, should contact the local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. by calling Vicki Woyan at 1-800-582-7277, extension 215. Those who are interested in the training on May 22nd must pre-register by calling the AAA7 by May 15th. The Area Agency on Aging District 7 is a non-profit corporation that helps coordinate programs to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently at home or in their community through long-term care home and community-based options. The AAA7’s Aging and Disability Resource Center is available to help provide assistance and answers to any questions the community may have regarding long-term care options and resources. The community can call Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm to speak directly to a nurse or social worker who will help answer any questions the caller may have. Those interested in learning more can call toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 (TTY: 711) or e-mail at The Agency also has a Facebook page located at

This week I want to talk about penny rugs. It seems that projects made with this style are popular now. There were several projects at The Loose Thread Quilt show and wonderful examples. I have seen quilts use this idea. There are conflicting stories from where the penny name came from but Circa 1800's folks saved every scrap of wool and used the small scraps to make dresser covers and little art pieces to use to brighten up their home. These are livingly called Penny rugs. You can cut up that itchy old wool suit if you want, but I buy the squares of felt at the fabric store. Sometimes i but a yard or two, depending on the project. The picture is of a penny rug I made and sold on eBay. The pieces are cut out of felt and appliqued using a blanket stitch onto pf a felt base. After completing the project, I lined the bottom with another piece of felt so folks could not look at the back and it is better too for the table top. This patter is free styled but any round cap or object can serve as a pattern. Also, remember, I am left handed so I worked by blanket stich in the opposite direction than most right handed folks. Just like painting a painting, start with the background and build your project up to the top, adding each layer at a time. Don't get too hung up on making your blanket stitches perfect. Some of mine were far from it but at least folks know it is hand made. Next week, we hope to give a list of the blocks so far in the Informer Civil War Quilt Challenge.

Dear Miss Needles

Dear Miss Needles: I purchased my first embroidery kit and I am not sure how to cut and use my floss. The pattern talks about strands. Can you give me some pointers? Is two strands one doubled through and knotted like normal thread? Sign me Knot Amused Dear Knot: Here are a few tips to get you started. First, read specifically what the directions call for, Personally, when I was a child, I learned to cut a length of embroidery floss from the skein no longer than fron your elbow to your wrist. I still measure it that way when free-stying pillow cases. Most instructions call for two or three threads and the skein usually has six threads wrapped together. After cutting the length, count two or three, what ever the pattern calls for, and choose the ones next to each other, then simple pull them apart to separate them from the threads you do not need. Save the ones you

are not using . If you thread the floss through the needle in the direction it came form the skein, it is supposed to be easier to thread. I really think this is where the tip from our Peebles Reader about threading would be really handy. Sometimes it is hard to get them threadded together. One of the hardest things to do is to kept the threads even, keep them from knotting and from getting tangled under neath. When the famous saying was written that went along the lines of...these are the times that tries women's souls,they had to have been threading needles at the time. Dear Miss Needles" How do I knot my embroidery floss and how do I secure it after using it. Also, any suggestions on making a French Knot? Signed, Fake Frenchie Dear FF: I use the same method for forming a knot in all of my hand sewing. Thread your needle, then tale

the other end of the thread and put the needle across it so an X is formed. then take the needle and wrap the thread around it twice, and hold the wrapped thread while you pull the needle through. you will end up with a perfect knot every time. To make a French Knot, pull tour needle and thread through to the right side of the fabric in the desired spot for the French Knot. Pull it through and then take the needle, hold it like across the place in the thread that is closed ot the fabric. Wrap the needle twice around the floss, and then puch the needle down close to the same hole it came through. Pull the needle from the underside and you should end up with a perfect French Knot. And remember, practice makes perfect. Send us a picture of your project. Do you have a question you would like Miss Needles to answer? If so, write to her at The Informer, or e-mail her at

Adams County Senior Citizens Happy Mother’s Day! Sunday May 12th is Mother’s Day! It is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May and the first observance was in 1907, when Nina M. Jarvis of Philadelphia wanted to honor her mother and all mothers. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation making Mother’s Day a national observance, “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country” and celebrating it by displaying the U.S. Flag on all public buildings. If you are fortunate to still have your Mother with you, be sure to do something special for her, show her your love and thank her for all the things she has done for you. It doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate, just something from your heart to make this day as special for her as possible. (This year, I am giving my mom a month’s worth of clogging classes…shhhh, don’t tell her though!) May is older Americans Month! If you haven’t already marked your calendar, I hope you will make plans now to attend our annual All-County Senior Citizens Day Celebration, which will take place on Tuesday, May 21st at the Adams County Fairgrounds with Peebles seniors as hosts. The Theme this year is “Unleash Your Power: Be a Golden Buckeye!” This is our big blow-out that we have every spring to honor and “show off” our Senior Citizens. If you have been there in the past years, I know you’ll want to come again, but if you have never attended – you don’t

know what you are missing!! Lots of yummy, covered dish, carry-in food, great entertainment and speakers, well deserved awards, door prizes and a whole lot of fun and fellowship together. Senior Citizens represent the generation that has cared for us so well, whether personally – through guidance as parents and grandparents or in a broader sense of having provided our history. You don’t want to miss it! Since May is such a “Patriotic” month and Military Spouses Day is May 10th, here is a simple way you can show your support: Write a card or a letter expressing your thanks and appreciation to a Military Spouse. A letter of encouragement from you can go a long way for the spouse to keep up the spirits of the loved one who may be far away serving for our wonderful country. You may send your letter/card to a nonprofit organization such as Support Military Spouses, 3457 Apex Peakway, Apex, NC, 27502 and they will include it in one of the thousands of care packages they distribute every year to military families at Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson military bases. Beltone. A Beltone Representative will be at the Senior Center on May 17th from 9am-3pm. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Mary at 1-740-353-1021. SEOLS. South Eastern Ohio Legal Services will be at the Senior Center on May 28th from 1pm-4pm. To schedule

an appointment, please call Ms. Spradlin at 1-800-837-2508. 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 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Each Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00am – 11:00am is Gentle Chair Yoga Class, with the exception of May 14th, Yoga will be moved to Monday, May 13th from 10am11am. P.E.R.I. Meeting will be held on May 14th from 10am12pm. On Tuesday afternoons at 1:00pm we have Movie & Popcorn time. The Scrappy Quilters Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Marsha McCormick from OSU will be here the second Wednesdays each month at Noon. Each Thursday from 12:30pm-3:30pm 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. Services and activities are FREE. It’s YOUR Senior Center. We want YOU to enjoy it. For more info: 5443979. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 8am– 4:30p.m. JUST A THOUGHT. This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis

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Peebles Elementary Students of the Month April After-School Program Salutes the Troops

Pictured above are the April Students of the Month at Peebles Elementary School. The students are: PRESCHOOL: Kaelyn Musser and Collin Turner. KINDERGARTEN: Colt Seaman, Caiden Kidder, Chloe Wesley, Colt Johnson, Whitney Witten. 1ST GRADE: Ellie Stephens, Dakota Chamblin, Toni Jones, Izzy Scott. 2ND GRADE: Madison Moon, Michael Hudgel, Garrett Workman, Autumn Schulz. 3RD GRADE: Jaxon Wszeborowski, Shea Perin, Devon Roepke. 4TH GRADE: Ashley Pelletier, Ashley Wolke, Sebastian Newman. 5TH GRADE: Carlie Cluxton, Weston Browning, Jordan Cameron. 6TH GRADE: Kylie Sims, Ricky Murphy, Amanda Montgomery.

Local Report Cards Released, Changes Ahead Superintendent Rodney Wallace Every year the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) publishes a Local Report Card (LRC) to grade the performance of each school and district in the state. The report card is typically released in August every year. The 2012 report card release was delayed because of an investigation into some Ohio school districts attendance reporting procedures. The 2012 report cards were finally released on February 27, 2013. The Adams County Ohio Valley School District for the 2012 district local report card was once again rated “effective.” Ohio is changing the Local Report Card System. A new report card was approved by the General Assembly in December 2012. The present report card uses six labels to describe school performance: Excellent with Distinction, Excellent, Effective, Continuous Improvement, Academic Watch and Academic Emergency. The new local report card will use A through F letter grades like most of us received when we were students. Much of the information reported to parents and the public will also be changed. Under the new system, schools and districts will receive letter grades for the following six categories. Achievement – This category is based on a series of 24 state tests that measure the level of achievement for each student in a grade and subject. Presently 75 percent of students must score proficient on these tests to earn the point for the indicator. Starting in the 20132014 school year, a school must

have 80 percent of their students reach proficient to earn the point. Gap Closing – In this category specific groups of students, such as students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged students, are compared academically to all students. This is to determine if there are gaps in achievement between groups of students. A grade will be assigned for closing the achievement gaps among all groups. Graduation Rate – There will be two graduation rate measures; the four year rate includes those students who earn a diploma within fours of entering their freshman year. The five year rate includes those students who graduate within five years of entering ninth grade. We all know achieving a high school diploma and beyond are important. Young adults with a bachelor degree earn more than twice as much as those without a high school diploma. Progress – The data from state tests over multiple years are examined through a series of calculations to produce a value-added designation for each school and district. This measure highlights the importance of providing the curriculum and instruction that will help all students grow academically every year. K-3 Literacy – This category measures how well schools and districts are helping young students who are reading below grade level. Prepared for success – Students must graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge to be successful in college or a career. This component measures students’ college and career readi-


Grades in these six areas will be combined to produce a single overall performance grade for the school or district. While grades in most specific areas will begin August 2013, overall grades will not be issued until August 2015. Ohio’s new Local Report Card will also include other important information, such as how many students earn college credits in high school, graduate with honors, receive credentials that prepare them to directly enter the workforce and if they are ready for college and careers. The new report cards will be published online starting in August. For more information go to or feel free to call my office. Graduation Ceremonies Graduation ceremonies for the class of 2013 are quickly approaching. The graduation dates and times for the high schools of Adams County Ohio Valley School District are as follows. West Union High School – Friday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m. North Adams High School – Saturday, May 18, at 1:30 p.m. Peebles High School – Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the graduating seniors and their families for a job well done. The high school principals and members of each school’s graduating class will be discussing the upcoming graduation on our monthly radio program. Please tune in on C103 on Wednesday, May 8, at 10:00 a.m.

On Monday, April 29, students with the After-School Program were able to display their artistic abilities as well as their "creative visions" as they presented an Art Show which consisted of the theme, "We Salute Our Troops and Veterans." Manchester Local Schools is "student- centered." This representation clearly defines the effort that is put into their artwork, flower-boxes and various art projects. This would not be possible without the help of Ms. Caroline Grooms, Mrs. Nicole Pollitt (Site Directors of BASIS),

Mrs. Crystal Roberts (Art Teacher), Mr. Tony Sparks (Agricultural Science Teacher), Lisa Morrison and Jenny Lockhart ( for preparing a spaghetti dinner) and Shannon Stewart for her devoted time to the After- School Program, plus all the After-School Staff and parents of the Manchester Community. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, May 10, in the Manchester Elementary Cafeteria. Additional pictures can be viewed on the Manchester Local Schools Art Website at

MLSD Presented Proclamation

Pictured L/R: Francie Wolgin, Jim Schwab, Supt. Bob Ralstin and Treasurer Karen Ballengee. The State of Ohio presented the Manchester Local School District with a Proclamation on the achievement of Opening the School Based Medical Clinic. The presentation was at the Dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, April 30, at the Manchester High School.

Climbing Clever Cloverbuds 4-H Club Reporter Madison Taylor On April 18, the Climbing Clever Cloverbuds 4-H Club met at the home of Conner and Cameron Campbell. The meeting was called to order by President, Connor Campbell. All members present participated in reciting the pledges

and roll call was taken by Secretary, Caley Grooms, by each member’s favorite color. The Treasurer’s report was presented by Jacob Calvert. Lindsey Taylor, Health Officer, presented her report on “My Plate.” The Safety Officer’s report was presented by Kaitlyn Davis on

“Tornados.” The club discussed ideas for fair booth, community service details, and bake-off. Our activity for the meeting was the Knockout game. Refreshments were provided by Daulton Shivener and Lashea Smitson. The meeting was adjourned by Zane Kingsolver.

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Local Sports Swayne Signs with EKU

Pictured: Front row Hayleigh Swayne and Shane Swayne (father & asst. coach)Back Row

Richard Smalley(head coach) Trent Arey (Athletic Director) Mrs. Naylor (principal)

By Brit, Informer Sports A Senior from Peebles done something this week that has never happened in our county before. Miss Hayleigh Swayne signed her intent papers on Thursday, May 2, for a full softball scholarship to a Division 1 school. Hayleigh will be attending Eastern Kentucky University and will be a Kentucky Colonel this upcoming fall. Getting a full scholarship is hard enough, then to get it through softball is even harder, but to get a Division 1 school, that means one thing. You are an exceptional athlete and that's just what Hayleigh Swayne is. When asked Hayleigh said that EKU was her first verbal ofter and she took it. Hayleigh has went and took her official visit and has decided her Major will be to become a Dental Hygienist and wants to get an Associate in Business Management. Hayleigh has traveled year round to play on many different teams to make herself a better, well rounded, athlete and luckily and former

teammate from her summer team Hayley Flynn from Philo High (Northern Ohio) will be joining her at EKU to play softball as well. Coach Richard Smalley had some special words to say about Hayleigh, "I've had the pleasure to coach Hayleigh since she was in little league and she has the best work ethic of any softball player I have ever coached. Swayne is a Natural athlete and tremendous competitor. She is what all young athletes should strive to be on the field." I've had the pleasure to get to know Hayleigh through basketball and softball this year and you couldn't find a kinder more determined young lady that never gives up and is a born leader on the field and will step up on the ball court as well. Her parents are wonderful and have dedicated their life to Hayleigh's future and it has paid off tremendously. They are all very proud of her along with her teammates and school. Congratulations Hayley and keep up the hard work.

Lady Indians Run West Union By Brit, Informer Sports The Lady Dragon's traveled to Peebles hoping to add a "W" in their win column right before tournament time begins, but it seemed West Union just couldn't get any luck with their bats. Kristen Grooms got an infield hit, but was thrown out at first bringing Ashley Ross up to the plate. Ross was walked to first by Peebles Pitcher Hayleigh Swayne. Natasha Barr batted third in West Union's line up cranking one into right field getting herself a base hit advancing A.Ross. Dragons Hinton and Thornberry both struck out sending the Lady Dragons out into the field to try and stop the strong Peebles batting line-up. Senior Hayleigh swayne started her team out by hitting one deep center to rally her team and put her on first. As Haley Greene was up to bat Swayne stole second and Greene hit a infield ball giving herself the out, but brought Swayne in for the first run for Peebles and Greene the RBI. West Union's Pitcher Mary Hinton walked Sierra Stone. West Union ended the first inning with Brooke Smalley and H. Pointer getting the 2nd and 3rd out, but it wouldn't get any better for the Dragon's and Peebles Hayleigh Swayne Struck out three in a row in the second. West Union just could'nt pull it together to score a single run the entire game. In the 2nd inning Hayleigh Swayne hit a home run over the center field wall the day before Swayne was due to sign her letter of intent to a Division 1 school making it a very memorable game for Senior H. Swayne. Alex Mcfarland also scored a run in the second. Peebles capatilized in the 3rd inning scoring 3 runs . Mariah Knuaff, Stephanee Whitley and Alex Mcfarland all had one each, Hayleigh Swayne had her third run of the game in the 5th followed by Brittany Stephens.

Pictured: Hayleigh Swayne coming in to

get cheers from her teammates after hitting a Home Run the day before signing on to play for Div 1 Eastern Kentucky University. Two crossed the plate in the 6th and final inning by Haley Rolfe and Brooke Hoop giving Peebles the win 10-0. Peebles Coach Smalley said after the game," I was impressed with West Union's fundamentals, batting is what made the difference in the game. Our girls played a good team game and defensively made plays in key situations." Cieraa Stone had two good bats and Swayne threw a good game leaving her with 7 Strike Outs, 0 Errors, 5 Hits, 3 RBI's and 3 Runs. The Indians and Lady Dragon's went on to finish the rain out game from two weeks when the rain stopped the game in the bottom of the 5th with Peebles leading 3-2. Neither team advanced or scored giving Peebles the win with the score remaining 3-2.

Warriors Slay Lady Dragons By Brit, Informer Sports The Lady Dragons started the 1st inning strong looking like a tough team to beat with Natasha Barr, Erin Ross and Ashley Ross all scoring runs and CeCe Howard with a RBI to start the Dragons off on the right track, but in

the 3rd inning the Dragon's train derailed when Eastern took the lead 5-3 causing the Dragons to lose steam and was not able to recover. Eastern went on to win 13-3 with the game being called in the 6th inning due to run rule.

By Brit, Informer Sports The Manchester Lady Hounds played a hard tight game against the Lady Georgetown G-Men this week. The Ladies played a crisp game against the Lady G-Men with a lot of team members contributing on the offensive side. Morgan Johnson went 4 for 5 with one double, 2 runs and 2 RBI's followed by Taylor Himes who went 3 for 4 at bat with all 3 being doubles giving herself 2 runs across the plate and one RBI. Brooke Henley pitched for Manchester giving up 6 earned runs, striking out 5, and one walk but had a double at bat, a

run and a RBI. Delaney Young contributed going 50% at bat with a double and 2 RBI's, but it just wasn't enough. The Lady Hounds took the fall 7-6 on a hard loss. On March 2, the Manchester Lady Hounds matched up against the tough Lady Fairfield Lions. The Greyhounds last meeting with Fairfield left them short 8-6 . Hoping to make a come back and even the score. The Ladies played hard, but pitcher Brook Henley had a few too many errors with 7 unearned runs. Henley did manage to strike out five and Brett Himes pulled a double, but the Hounds just wasn't on their game and took a bigger loss 9-3.

Dragon's Pick up 2 Wins

Pictured: Trent Price squaring up for the hard hit. By Brit, Informer Sports Dragon's Fired up. Lance Holbrook and Kyle The Crowds came out to support both sides Taylor both roared a ball out into left field getas the Peebles Indians hosted the West Union ting them on bases and eventually bringing Dragons on Wednesday. Fleshman, Holbrook and Taylor all across the The Dragons got in their batting order threshold giving the Dragon's 4. Peebles fought working hard and giving themselves a lead with back with force in the 6th with Brady Johnson Jesse Helterbritle starting off as lead batter get- and John Penn both scoring for the Indians takting the hit and eventually bringing himself ing it to 4-2. across home as Kyle Taylor and Wesley With West Union unable to score any in the Fleshman both grabbed hits giving West Union 5th and 6th Peebles gave it one last go and Tyler a 3-0 lead over the Indians Tyler Gray was able Grey got the hit and made a double play out of to score in the 3rd inning, but that was all that it, Johnson and Jacob Gross came up to bat and would be the rest of the game leaving West was walked loading the bases. Caleb Rayburn Union to take the win 3-1. Peebles Coach Brian came up to bat and was walked bringing Gray Seaman said, "We played really well our batting in leaving Peebles down by 1. just wasn't our best and base-runner blunders Alex Seaman headed to the plate and hit a really costs us" long high ball to center field Nathan Grooms Peebles went on to host Dragon's to finish making a remarkable catch and giving Peebles the rain out game from two weeks prior starting their 3rd out finishing the game giving the the game at the bottom of the 4th with 1-0 West Dragon's their 2nd win of the day 4-3. Both Union Lead. teams played a tough game showing they were The first batter up for West Union was ready for tourney action coming soon. Wesley Fleshman who hit a double that got the West Union is 10-8 and 3-6 in the league.

Little League Begins

By Brit, Informer Sports Little League all around Adams and Brown County swung into their season hard this week with each team having two or three games a week, practices and trav-

eling to and from the games. Good Luck on all the hard work and time all the Little Leaguers are dedicating! Keep up the great work for your friends at The Informer.

Peebles Swayne Goes Big against Devils Twice By Brit, Informer Sports The Peebles Lady Indians met with the North Adams Lady Devils twice this week in competition with Hayleigh Swayne playing two big games. Their first match-up was directly after Swayne met to sign intent papers for Eastern Kentucky University and you could tell the energy was running through her. She was 3 for 3 with a home run over the fence in the 2nd inning bringing her team off the bench and to home plate to greet her. Swayne added 2 singles, a RBI and 11 strike outs to her stats for the game. Brooke Smalley contributed to her team with 2 singles along with Brittany Stephens adding a single. Peebles took the win from North Adams 3-2. "I was really impressed with Spriggs. She is an excellent pitcher for North Adams and does a really nice job with mixing up her pitches. The Lady Devils have very much improved in all aspects of the game," said Coach Smalley. Peebles Ladies had their second match up with the Lady Devils on Saturday, with Hayleigh Swayne going 2 for 4 with a double

Pictured: Hayleigh Swayne heading to the dugout after hitting a Home Run along with her teammates. and a single along with Haley Greene who was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI's, Mariah Knauff also contributed a triple with Hayley Pointer having 2 singles. The Lady Indians went on to win 4-2 with a huge comeback from behind to win in the top of the 7th. Our seniors led the way scoring 3 runs with Brooke Smalley laying down the game-winning-bunt to bring Haley Greene in. Swayne improved to 10-0 with 7 strike outs.

Lady Hounds take Hard Losses Dragons take two Hard Hits

Peebles High School Blood Drive Hoxworth Blood Drive will be coming to the Peebles High School on Friday, May 10, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:00-2:30 p.m.

By Brit, Informer Sports The West Union Dragon's matched up against Lynchburg this weekend with high expectations coming off 2 wins against Peebles. The Dragons jumped out in the first inning bringing 7 straight batters in looking like they were going to grab another win, but Lynchburg went on a scoring spree in the 3rd, 4th and 5th scoring 8 in the 5th innning alone handing West Union the loss 16-9. The Dragons hoped to Rebound back

against Eastern after the skillful playing against Peebles earlier in the week that earned them two wins but that just wouldn't be the case. The Warriors came out strong shutting out the Green Dragons completely 10-0. Coach Inman said, "We grabbed two much needed wins (against Peebles) heading into the tournament draw. Or defense and and pitching came out strong in those two games, I hope we can get it back going into the first tournament game."

Rockets shot down by Lady Indians By Brit, Informer Sports The Lady Indians matched up against the Fayetville Lady Rockets on Friday, May 3, knowing that Fayetville would be a tough match-up for Peebles but the Lady Indians brougt their "A" game. Alex McFarland had a huge day at the plate with a homerun over the fence, a double and a sacrifice fly. Along

with that McFarland added 6 RBI's. Hayleigh Swayne went 2 for 3 at bat with a double, a single and a walk. Swayne improved to 9-0 with 7 strike outs and 0 errors. "This was a huge win for us against an outstanding team, this one meant a lot to our team," said Coach Smalley.

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