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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

All New!!

2013 Chevrolet Malibu 35MPG!

See West Union Summer Fest Baby Pageant Pictures on Page 10

544-2331 Covering.....Adams County, Aberdeen and Buena Vista Summer Solstice Celebration at Serpent Mound June 20

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Awkal Gets Reprieve From Governor

Photo by Tom Cross

Visitors enjoying the sunset at Serpent Mound during the Summer Solstice event, June 20. The Friends of Serpent Mound (FOSM) will be holding their annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Wednesday, June 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to officially welcome in the arrival of summer. Join with hundreds of other people who come to Serpent Mound during the Summer Solstice event to herald in the first day of summer and walk around the effigy mound as volunteers explain the multiple lunar and solar alignments that are incorporated into the curves of this ancient marker. This year’s celebration offers a variety of speakers and topics. Members of the American Society of Dowsers will be on hand to explain what dowsing is and its connection with the park along with many different hands on activities. Music and story-

telling is on tap plus information on the Serpent Mound Crypto-explosion crater and its local geology will be explained. Originally Serpent Mound was contributed to the Adena Culture; however who built Serpent Mound is still one of its many secrets and mysteries. The Friends of Serpent Mound hope to shed new light on those mysteries each year. "There are so many interesting aspects to Serpent Mound and it seems we find out something new each year," said Delsey Wilson, FOSM Media Chairperson. Serpent Mound is managed by The Arc of Appalachia for the Ohio Historical Society and is located at 3850 St. Rt. 73, Peebles. For more information go to

OSP Seeking Help

The Ohio State Highway PAtrol is seeking help in locating a white car hauler towing three cars on Tuesday, June 5 on Graces Run Road around 3:00 p.m. According to the report the car hauler was westbound on Graces Run Road and attempted to drive into the covered bridge in Harshaville and struck the overhead structure with his load. Then the car hauler fled the scene. According to an eye witness who was working in the yard nearby said it was a white car hauler was hauling thee cars with one over the cab, another on the back and one on the tow from behind. It is believed the license was RVF-7325. However, troopers report that the license is not on file and no combinations to date have matched the vehicle. The witness mentioned that the truck stopped and a couple guys got out and looked at it then proceeded to cross the

bridge then struck the bridge. The subjects got out removed the debris to the side of the road turned around and left. Upon entering the Harshaville Bridge Warning Signs are posted "Covered Bridge Low Clearence" and another "Through Trucks Prohibited." There had been a height warning sign hanging from the overhead on the bridge, but had been torn down from a previous crash. The bridge overhead had a previous damage and was being secured by several support cables. The damage as a result from this crash was a temporary support cable, two wooden cross beams, a wooden Roofing Tie beam with two wooden supports. A piece of the plastic wind visor broken off one of the vehicles being hauled. It was labled "Nissan."

Abdul Awkal was scheluled to be put to death on Wednesday, June 6 has been spared until June 20 with Governor John R. Kasich (R) stepping in after the he was influenced by Cuyahoga County Judge Stuart Friedman's decision on Monday that there was probable cause Awkal isn't mentally fit to be put to death. Friedman's ruling was not enough to stop the execution, however. The reprieve now gives Friedman until June 20 to conduct a mental review of Awkal. On May 18, the Ohio Parole Board recommended against clemency for Awkal by a vote of 8 – 1. On January 7, 1992, Abdul Awkal, now 52, murdered his wife, Latife Awkal and her brother, Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz, inside the Courthouse in Cleveland. Awkal had a meeting with his estranged wife, who was seeking a divorce. His wife arrived early with their baby to meet her brother; both waited in the hallway for Awkal to arrive. When he arrived, he confronted his wife and brother-inlaw in the hallway. Awkal shot them both at close range. He picked up the baby girl who was left on the bench outside the room and hurriedly ran through the basement halls. When armed deputies confronted him, he pointed his gun at the baby's head. A deputy shot Awkal as he tried to escape. In November 1992, a jury found Awkal guilty of two counts of aggravated murder with prior calculation and design with a multiple-murder death penalty specification and recommended a death sentence, which the trial court imposed. Starting in 2001, Awkal began writing letters from prison to the CIA and the

White House, claiming to have valuable intelligence about terrorists. Awkal, according to Stewart's evaluation, believes he received coded messages from the CIA and the president via TV shows on CBS and NASA's channel. He diagnosed Awkal with schizoaffective disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, and said both were possibly the result of a childhood spent with an extremely violent father in war-torn Lebanon.

Firefighters Respond to Brush Fire inside Vil age Limits

Photo by Troy Jolly

The Manchester Fire Department and Life Squad responded to the area of 3rd and Cemetery Friday evening, June 8. Acting Chief Jeff Bowling was on routine patrol and noticed smoke coming from the area. Bowling located the fire then notified the Adams County Communications Center to page the firefighters to the area. As emergency crews arrived on scene they extinguished a small brush fire out in a field. Manchester Mayor Troy A. Jolly men-

tioned that recreational fires are allowed only in a manufactured and approved outdoor container or fire place where the fire can be controlled. Brush and leaves are not allowed to be burned within the village limits. The village residents to bring there unwanted brush and limbs to the Street Department behind the old School Monday-Friday during working hours. Earlier in the week firefighters responded to a mattress on fire on Cemetery Street.

Extension Welcomes New Educator

West Union Summer Fest Queen and Her Court

Pictured: Amy Habig, is the newly hired Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Educator for OSU Extension in Adams, Brown and Highland Counties.

Pictured: 3rd Runner Up Kelsey Young, 2nd Runner Up Mikayla Chamblin, 1st Runner Up Kaitlyn Kingsolver and Queen Sarah White.

Abdul Awkal

OSU Extension in Adams, Brown and Highland counties welcomes Amy Habig, originally from Greene County is the newly hired Family

and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Educator. Habig pursued training in Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness, and Health at Purdue University and completed a Dietetic Internship at Cornell University. She obtained a Master’s of Public Health Nutrition from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before joining The Ohio State University Extension, Habig worked with the National Dairy Council, WIC Program, University of Rochester Medical Center, and Texas AgriLife Extension. While participating in 4-H in Greene County, Ohio, Habig discovered that she greatly enjoyed the FCS projects and activities. Her 4-H experience and passion for helping others improve their health and quality of life drew her to a career with Extension. Habig says, "I am excited

about the unique opportunity to share my FCS-related knowledge and research with residents in Adams, Brown, and Highland counties." Habig will be housed in the Highland County office and can be reached at 937-393-1918 or via email at

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Nunsense Musical, Sheriff's Office Investigates Assault on Firefighters, Sweeping Successes, Pit Stop at Wal-Mart, Grand Jury Report and Adams County Sheriff Intake and Release Report.


The following obituaries are on page 3 of this week’s edition: Roger J "Butch" Hodge, Sr

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Nunsense Musical

Pictured: Sister Mary Hubert and Sister Mary Amnesia - Cindy Amen and Beth Huntley. One of off-Broadway's biggest musical hits is coming to Adams County. "Nunsense," a musical comedy by Dan Goggin has swept the country, even the world, with productions by professional companies and amateur groups alike. Its artistic success is evidenced by nine sequels and "look-a-likes." Here's a peek at the plot: The Convent of the Little Sisters of Hoboken had a tragedy (food poisoning) resulting in the demise of 52 of its inhabitants (if this doesn't sound like a comedy, be patient!). Regrettably, there were insufficient funds in the Convent's treasury to provide a proper burial for all, so the disinterred few were placed in

the cold storage awaiting availability of burial money (It keeps getting funnier!). The Mother Superior (Betsy Miskell) decides to put on a variety show to raise the needed cash. (You'll see not only the variety show, but also the hilarious preparations for it). Director Carl Sneider, the musical impresario of West Union High School, has put together a cast of six remarkably talented women. In addition the Reverent Mother are some extraordinary singers and dancers, several of whom are professionally trained. Beth Huntly, choral and general music teacher at West Union High School, sings the role of the slightly zany Sister Mary Amnesia; Cyndi Amen, star of several past productions and outstanding mezzo-soprano, plays the part of Sister Hubert; Elisha Porter, librarian at West Union High School and lifetime Adams County resident, sings Sister Robert Ann and Jennifer Griffis, a college theater performance major and now a West Union Elementary teacher, sings Sister Mary Leo. Splendid piano accompaniment is provided by Nancy Schneider, now known as Sister Mary Steinway. The show opens on Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. in West Union High School's round room and continues there on Friday and Saturday also at 7:00 p.m. and closes on Sunday, June 17th at 3:30pm. For more information call Bonnie Harover at 937-544-2711 or 937-544-2825 evenings and weekends.

Sweeping Successes

Have you ever noticed all the litter in our streams? Ever wonder how it got there? Ever think about how hard it is to remove the litter from our streams? Do you realize how harmful it can be to wildlife and water quality? The answer to these questions and many more are addressed each year during the Brush Creek Sweeps. Each year the Adams and Scioto Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Adams Brown Recycling and Litter Prevention, and the Friends of Scioto Brush Creek work together to host the annual Brush Creek Sweeps. It is important to note that there are two completely separate “Brush Creeks” in our area. Ohio Brush Creek flows down through the middle of Adams County and empties into the Ohio River just east of DP&L Killen Station. Scioto Brush Creek headwaters begin on the east side of Peebles and flows towards Otway, along with the South Fork, beginning in the area of Blue Creek, joining the main stem and dumping into the Scioto River at Rushtown. Most people understand that the litter they see along roadways eventually will likely end up in our streams. The easiest most efficient way to keep our streams clean is to prevent litter in the first place. The second most efficient method is to pick it up along the roadsides before it has a chance to enter our streams. The hardest, most labor intensive way is to remove it from the stream itself. Many times the litter found in the stream will become snagged or tangled and likely will become a permanent eyesore until someone comes along to remove it. Once litter makes it to the stream there is little chance that it will be removed and properly disposed of. What usually happens is one of two things. It will eventually wash downstream and accumulate with the other trash from the rest of the watershed, creating a massive problem, or it becomes a permanent eyesore, along with all the other trash that accumulates, for many years to come. The Friends of Scioto Brush Creek is working hard to reduce this problem in Scioto Brush Creek and downstream. Originally started in 2007, we have now completed our 6th year. The purpose of the Friends and the Sweep is to maintain or improve the water quality of Scioto Brush Creek through education, awareness, and the involvement of local residents. First, they educate and create awareness through events like Scioto Brush Creek

Day with the Northwest Elementary students, the informational display at the Rarden Whitetail Deer Festival, and information found on our website. Second, they have adopted a 2 mile stretch of SR 348 beginning at Otway and faithfully keep it clean throughout the year and have done so now for 5 years! Last, but certainly not least the group hosts a canoe-based cleanup of a different section of the creek each year. We estimate that over 4 tons of litter has been removed from the stream through this event. This is all litter that otherwise would likely never have been removed. This year on May 19, 2012, the Friends removed trash from Arion Road to Tatman Coe Road, which covers nearly 3 miles of stream. Fifteen hardworking, dedicated volunteers filled 7 canoes to capacity with almost one ton of garbage. Although the work was hard, we all enjoyed a beautiful day on one of the cleanest streams in the entire state of Ohio. After lunch we enjoyed a group discussion of the history of this stream led by Scioto SWCD Education Specialist, Kate Sowards. At the end of the event, the litter was picked up and properly disposed of by Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste District. On May 12, 2012 thirty-seven volunteers cleaned Ohio Brush Creek from Williamson Road near the Highland County line all the way to just below the SR 73 bridge near Serpent Mound. This section is often off limits to this event due to low water levels during most years. This was one of those rare years that we were able to float this section. Being located nearer to the headwaters, this stretch seemed to be cleaner than further downstream. We were still able to remove an impressive 2559 pounds of debris. Of that total, there was 1567 lbs. of steel, 80 lbs. of car batteries, 40 lbs. of aluminum, and 350 lbs. of tires, all of which were recycled. The remaining 522 lbs. of garbage was properly landfilled. Special thanks to Adams County Waste and Recycling and Adams Clermont Solid Waste District for handling all the debris collected. After lunch, with assistance from Eric Davenport, the group explored the creek riffles with kick seines looking for freshwater macroinvertebrates. These aquatic insects are indicators of the quality of the water. Judging from the samples we collected, Ohio Brush Creek has excellent water quality and this group is working hard to help it stay that way. As a side note, this marks the 21st straight year that this sweep has been held, hoping for many more! Thanks to all who helped to make these events possible. Also, thanks to all that do their part behind the scenes picking up trash or practicing conservation wherever they may find it. If you would like to learn more about Scioto Brush Creek feel free to visit the Friends website at If you have any interest in either the Ohio or Scioto Brush Creek Sweep please contact Bill Wickerham at Adams SWCD at 937-798-4018. Let’s all do our part to help keep our streams clean!

The Informer

Publication of Adams County Press, LLC P.O. Box 801 West Union, OH 45693 Phone (937) 544-6460 Fax (937) 544-6459 Publisher - Troy A. Jolly News- Ads- Letters to the Editor may be written on any topic. Those deemed by the Editor and/or Publisher to be libelous or slanderous will not be published. Each letter must include the writer’s name, address, and telephone number. Name and city will be published. Address and phone number will not. Readers are reminded that the letters do not necessarily reflect the views of The Informer.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Assault on Firefighters

Timothy M. Gray

Nathan Gray

Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reported that on May 31, at 11:36 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 7547 J. Bolender Road, Felicity to a report of firefighters being assaulted at the scene of a tractor fire. Sheriff Wenninger stated that the incident started when the Hamersville Fire Department was dispatched at 11:09 p.m. to a report of a tractor fire near a barn at 7547 J. Bolender Road. Firefighters arrived on scene at 11:26 p.m. and found two subjects trying to put out the fire with a garden hose. The Hamersville Fire Department proceeded to extinguish the tractor fire with their equipment which evidentially angered the subjects with the garden hose. The subjects then proceeded to physically assault multiple fire department personnel who were at the scene. Firefigters held the suspects down until deputies arrived on scene.

The suspects have been identified as Timothy M. Gray, 22 and Nathan Gray, 27, both of Felicity. Sheriff Wenninger stated that upon arrival, Deputies found both suspects to be intoxicated. They were arrested at the scene and were charged with six (6) counts of Assault (F-4); one count of Disrupting Public Service (F-4); one count of Obstructing Official Business (F5); and one count of Misconduct at an Emergency (M-1). The suspects were arraigned in Brown County Municipal Court and Nathan Gray was released on June 1, 2012 after posting a $10,000.00 surety bond. Timothy Gray remains incarcerated at the Brown County Adult Detention Center on a $50,000.00 cash, surety, property bond. Sheriff Wenninger would like to thank the Georgetown Police Department for their assistance at the scene.

Pit Stop at Wal-Mart

The Dale Earnheart Jr. Mt. Dew car stopped in at the West Union Wal-Mart Friday, June 8. Mt. Dew was doing this promotion to increase sales over Pepsi according to the representatives.

Grand Jury Report The Adams County Grand Jury reconvened in response to recent felony criminal charges against people alleged to have broken the law in Adams County. The Grand Jurors are average citizens of Adams County who meet regularly during a four-month term. Although the activities of the Grand Jury are confidential under Ohio Law, the indictments that they present are a matter of public record. Prosecutor David Kelley would like to thank the Grand Jurors for responding on short notice to hear these serious cases. Under the United States and Ohio constitutions, all people charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guility beyond a reasonable doubt. During the Grand Jury session, the following people were indicted for felonies: Pamela A. Franklin, 41, of Peebles, was indicted on the charges of Attempted Murder with Specifications, Felonious Assault (two counts) with Specifications and Improperly

Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle. Felonies of the 1st, 2nd and 4th Degrees. Michael Baker, 36, of Seaman, was indicted on the charge of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a Felony of the 3rd Degree. Under Ohio criminal sentencing guidelines: 1st Degree Felony is punishable by a prison term of 3 - 11 years and/or a maximum fine of $20,000. 2nd Degree Felony is punishable by a prison term of 2 - 8 years and/or a maximum fine of $15,000. 3rd Degree Felony is punishable by a prison term of 9 - 36 months and/or a maximum fine of $10,000. 4th Degree Felony is punishable by a prison term of 6 - 18 months and/or a maximum fine of $5,000. 5th Degree Felony is punishable by a prison term of 6 - 12 months and/or a maximum fine of $2,500.

Adams County Sheriff Intake and Release Report June 1 - 8 Angela Kaye Abner, 29, West Union, Trafficking in Drugs Heroin. Booked 6/6. Neal Anthony Badgett, 18, Manchester, Probation Detainer. Booked 6/1 Released 6/6. Michael David Baker, 35, Seaman, Manufacturing in Drugs. Booked 5/29 Released 6/4. James W. Bennington, 37, Blue Creek, Domestic Violence. Booked 5/25 Released 6/4. Richad Bevins, 61, Seaman, Sexual Imposition. Booked 6/4. Donnie Allen Bradley, 27, Peebles, Driving Under Suspension. Booked 6/4 Released 6/8. Scotty J. Bryant, 39, West union, Probation Detainer. Booked 5/30 Released 6/7. Shyonda Kaye Burton, 22, Stout, Theft. Booked 5/21 Released 6/1. Theadesa D. Combess, 39, Manchester, Breaking and Entering, Possession of Drugs - Heroin. Booked 6/6. Dustin Lee Deaton, 20, West Union, Probation Detainer. Booked 6/7. Ronald G. Dickens, 46, Manchester, Assault, Vandalism and Disorderly Conduct. Booked 4/26 Released 6/1. Samantha Lynn Diggs, 38, Manchester, 2 Counts Aggravated/Trafficking

Drugs and Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor Charge. Booked 2/3 Released 6/1. Brandi Edinger, 24, West Union, Bond Revoked. Booked 6/5. Derek Matthew Edinger, 25, West Union, Bond Revoked. Booked 6/4. Robert W. Fisher, 27, W. Portsmouth, Theft. Booked 6/4. Chad Allen Francis, 22, West Union, Contempt of Court. Booked 5/2 Released 6/4. Pamela Ann Franklin, 41, Peebles, Felonious Assault. Booked 6/4. Kristina Michelle Grooms, 38, West Union, Trafficking in Drugs Heroin. Booked 5/14 Released 6/4. Bobby Lee Hanshaw, 27, West Union, Domestic Violence. Booked 6/1 Released 6/4. Jennifer Rose Hayslip, 33, West Union, Illegal Assembly of Chemicals for Manufacturing of Drugs. Booked 6/6 Released 6/6. William Logan Hayslip, 20, West Union, Theft. Booked 6/7. Lee B. Hobbs, 35, West Union, Convey Prohibited Items to Detention Facility. Booked 6/1 Released 6/4. Crystal M. King, 35, North Vernon, Ind., Corrupt Activity and

Trafficking in Drugs. Booked 6/2. Russell Lawson, 40, Winchester, Failure to Appear on Felony Charge. Booked 6/4 Released 6/7. Jessica R. Liljie, 28, West Union, Probation Detainer. Booked 4/16 Released 6/1. Patrick Shawn Minton, 47, West Union, Probation Detainer. Booked 5/31 Released 6/6. Dennis James Mowen, 32, West Union, Theft. Booked 4/11 Released 6/6. Andrew Scott Mullenix, 24, Williamsburg,Domesti c Violence. Booked 6/2 Released 6/4. Marie Nichols Phillips, 21, Manchester, Trafficking in Drugs Heroin. Booked 6/6. Amanda K. Reid, 23, Peebles, Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor Charge. Booked 6/1 Released 6/1. Cody Lee Ross, 19, West Union, Failure to Appear on Misdemeanor Charge. Booked 5/15 Released 6/1. Shae Danielle Stephens, 27, Manchester, Failure to Appear on Misdemeanor Charge and Failed to pay citation. Booked 6/2 Released 6/4. Heather Marie Tankersley, 33, Peebles, Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor Charge. Booked 5/20 Released 6/1.

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Adams County Relay for Life

Roger J. “Butch” Hodge

Roger J "Butch" Hodge, Sr of Manchester, OH died at his home Tuesday, June 5, 2012. He was born July 1, 1953 in Avon, Ky to the late Roby and Merlee (Brooks) Hodge, Sr. He was a construction worker. He is survived by his wife: Rebecca Curry Hodge of Manchester, OH, 2 sons: Roger Hodge, Jr and Jody Hodge of Maysville, KY, a step son: Shannon (Bonnie) Boldman of Blue Creek, OH, 2 daughters: Angie (Neil) Shivener of Blue Creek, OH and Cassie Hodge of KY, 2 step daughters: Rebecca (Robert) Carver of Quincy, KY and Rhonda (Eric) Grooms of West Union, OH, 4 brothers: Lloyd Buck Nesbitt, Tony Hodge, and Roby (Vonda) Hodge, Jr all of Manchester, OH and Richard Nesbitt of Clintonville, KY, 4 sisters: Sandra (Fred) Owens and Mary (George) Griffith of Manchester, OH, Dorothy (Gary) Urban) of FL, and Mildred Bennet of Cynthiana, KY, and 20 grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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The Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be meeting on Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Venture Productions, Inc.

2012 Summer Recreation

Pictured is (L/R): David "Bo" Blythe, Sarah Blythe and Shirley Leaadingham. Adams County Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society was held last Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9 at the Adams


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Ring the Bells for 1812 event on June 18

The Governor Thomas Kirker Chapter of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 will be presenting a special program on the Courthouse lawn on Monday, June 18. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. According to Sis McCoy, who is helping to plan the event, at Noon those in attendance will "Ring the Bells for 1812" along with many others across the United States to mark the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The United States declared war on Great Britain on June 18, 1812. Following closely on the heels of the American Revolution, the War of 1812 helped cement American independence, and firmly reinforced to European nations a clear concept of American identity ...that of a people willing

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The Summer Reading Program is in full swing at the Adams County Public Library. Each library is offering weekly events for preschoolers, school age children, and teens. Special events are scheduled each week – watch for visits from wildlife preservation group Raptor, Inc, with some special owls, the Fancy Free Cloggers, and other special guests. Parents and children are invited to stop by your local library branch, and sign up to join the Summer Reading Program. Kids can participate by checking out and reading library books, keeping track of

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to fight for their freedom against overwhelming odds, and win. It was during this war that the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner, later to become our national anthem, were written by Francis Scott Key. Andrew Jackson led a coalition of American fighters to victory against superior odds at the battle of New Orleans. And the American Navy, led by the USS Constitution to win an unexpected victory against renowned British Naval forces, energized the American public with the resolve to fight the war to a successful conclusion. Please join them in celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and be sure to bring a bell!

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The Adams County Juvenile Court is sponsoring the annual Summer Recreation. It is open to all Adams County residents ages 8 through 17. The event will be held at the Adams County Fairgrounds June 18 - 29. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch is provided and bus transportation provided for Seaman, Peebles and Manchester. Activities include corn-

hole, basketball, homerun derby, volleyball, dodge ball, sidewalk chalk, jump rope, ladder ball and so much more. If you have a 75% attendance by the last day on June 29 then you will be eligible to go to Coney Island. Registration is Saturday, June 9 and Saturday, June 16 and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Adams County Fairgrounds. You must bring proof of age.

Learn to Play Games from the Past Learn how to play games from the past at the Page one-room School on Sunday, June 24, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Children will learn how to play Drop the Hankerchief, Over and Under, Pass the Ring and Drop the Clothespin. After

the games are finished, the children will go inside and make a ball and a whirligig to take home. The school is owned and operated by the Adams County Retired Teachers and is located on the corner of Page School and Vaughn Ridge Road.

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County Fairgrounds. Walkers spent the night walking and booths around the track at the fairgrounds wee selling items to help raise money.

Pictured: The US Capitol after the burning of Washington, D.C. in the War of 1812. Watercolor and ink depiction from 1814, restored.

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their reading, entering to win prizes, and attending Summer Reading events. This year’s theme is “Dream Big… Read!” To see a full schedule of events, visit the Library’s website at On Wednesday, June 13, at the Manchester Public Library, preschoolers can wear PJs to a pajama party at 10:30 am! In the afternoon, school-age kids are invited to a pajama party at 3:00 pm. On Thursday, June 14, at the West Union Library, kids of all ages can join in a pajama party at 10:30 am. At 5:30 pm, teens are invited to a costume party themed “Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies.” Wear your scariest creation, and learn facts and fiction about your favorite monsters. On Tuesday, June 19, at 3:30 pm, children are invited to gather at the North Adams Library for a summer reading event featuring dreams. Bring a clean plastic jar, with a lid. On Wednesday, June 20, at 10:30 am, join Kathy Behr at the Peebles Public Library to

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Board of Adams County Commissioners through the Adams County Department of Job and Family Services is seeking a qualified provider to coordinate and provide transportation services to eligible residents of Adams County. Contracted services are to be provided for the period beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Requirements for this program are outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP) package. All proposals which conform to the RFP will be reviewed. We strongly urge you to review the criteria prior to completion of the RFP in order to better understand how the contract will be awarded. The RFP package may be obtained at the Adams County Department of Job and Family Services, 482 Rice Drive, West Union, Ohio 45693 (937) 544-2371. Questions concerning the RFP can be submitted to the attention of: Sue Fulton, Director Adams County Department of Job and Family Services 482 Rice Drive, PO Box 386 West Union, Ohio 45693 (937) 544-2371 Deadline for submission: 11:00 A.M., Friday June 15, 2012. Any proposal arriving later than 11:00 A.M., June 15, 2012 will be considered unresponsive and will not be reviewed. The Board of Adams County Commissioners and the Adams County Department of Job and Family Services reserves the right to reject any and all proposals in whole or in part.

learn more about bats! All ages are invited to attend this special event. Next Monday and Tuesday, June 18 -19, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, join us at the West Union Public Library for two evenings of free, hands-on, introductory computer training. Participants will learn basic computer and Internet skills. Classes are free, but space is limited. Please call the West Union Library at 937-544-2591 to reserve your spot. These classes are sponsored by the Connect Ohio Program and the Adams County Public Library. Library Hours: Mon thru Sat 10 am – 5 pm Except Tuesdays, when Peebles & North Adams open at 10:30 am Extended Evening Hours: Monday – Peebles till 7 pm Tuesday – North Adams till 6 pm Wednesday – Manchester till 7 pm Thursday – West Union till 7 pm Days Closed: Tuesday – Manchester Wednesday – West Union Thursday – Peebles Friday – North Adams

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a one vehicle fatal motorcycle crash. The crash occurred on June 10, 2012 at approximately 03:29 P.M. on S.R. 247 just south of Mile Post 21, Scott Township, Adams County, Ohio. A 2010 Harley Davidson, Ultra Classic operated by Janet E. Balsamo, age 62, of Huber Heights, Ohio was traveling southbound on S.R. 247. Ms.Balsamo traveled off the right side of the

roadway in a curve and struck a ditch. Ms. Balsamo was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest in a ditch. Ms.Balsamo was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Adams County E.M.S. responded to the scene to transport the victim to the hospital. Ms. Balsamo was pronounced dead at Adams County Regional Hospital. The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway PatrolGeorgetown Post.

In Memory June 9, 1958 to January 19, 2011 This is our second Father's Day without you Dad/ Papaw. Father's Day is not the same. We don't have you to buy cards for or pick out little gifts, just to say we love you. Now it's tears at your graveside and putting flowers around your headstone. I know I have to keep going for Mom and your grand kids. Even though it's hard. Help me be as good of a dad as you were to me. Even though I didn't listen half of the time. I didn't know what I had until you were gone, and now it's to late. I'm glad you're not suffering anymore and watching over our family and friends. You are our guardian angel. Guiding us in the right direction, gone but not forgotten.

Dennis Long

written by Amy Long Love, Wayne, Amy and kids; your wife, Mary Leah; family and friends

Hope Van Location Change The Hope Van has changed the location of one of it's stops. Beginning June 14 the van will now be on the Courthouse Square beside Blake Pharmacy parking lot

on the 2nd Thursday of each month. This stop was formally located at Wal-Mart. The van will continue to be at Wal-Mart on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Adams County Health Department 923 Sunrise Ave., West Union 544-5547 Immunization Clinic Thusday, June 14, 1:00 4:00 p.m. Start early and give your child their required vaccine called Tetanus-DiphtheriaPertussis (Tdap). All children entering 7th grade will

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need to have this before school begins this August. This is given at the Health Department or Hope Van. Doctor Clinic Friday, June 15, in the afternoon. HIV/AIDS testing is Thursday, June 14 from 11:00 - 12:00 at the Health Department, Hepatitis C testing is also available at the same time upon request. Call the Health Department for date and time of testing. Hope Van Schedule Tuesday, June 12, Blue Creek 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Thusday, June 14, West Union beside Blake Pharmacy 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (New Location) Tuesday, June 19, Manchester 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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Senior Living

Adams County Senior Citizens Raise your flag and fly it high With honor, love and pride Many still march beneath its waves And for it, many have died…. Thursday, June 14th is Flag Day! Our flag is a proud symbol of our United States of America. So, let Old Glory wave and be thankful for what she represents. We have so many freedoms in our country that we take for granted. The freedom to worship the way we believe, to live where we want and come and go as we please and the right to voice our opinions on whatever topic we choose. On this Flag Day, let us remember just how lucky we are to live in a land where we are afforded such freedoms. When we see Old Glory waving, take a moment and thank God for this great land and the many privileges we still enjoy as US citizens. Even with its faults – there’s no place as great as America! Happy Father’s Day! If you’re fortunate enough to still have your Dad with you, be sure to show him how much you love and appreciate him this Sunday, June 17th! You’ll never know how precious they are until they’re no longer with you. Well, they’re at it again! It seems that some people have nothing better to do than to try to scam some poor soul out of their hard-earned money. This recently happened in Brown County. A male with an accent calls you on the phone, stating that he is with your insurance company and “needs to verify information such as name, address, age, etc. so that he can send out new medical cards”. The caller then asks you for banking information to verify who they are speaking with.

Never give out important personal numbers such as address, date of birth or social security number to anyone calling you on the phone. Don’t fall for this scam! If it really was your insurance company – they already have this information on file. You can become a victim of identify theft in a heartbeat and it’s really hard to get things straightened out if this occurs. Be smart! Don’t be scammed! Come on out and get involved in some of the activities we have every week here at the Senior Center. The 3rd Monday each month from 1-4 pm we have a Knitting Class, each Tues. & Thurs. 10-11 am is Gentle Chair Yogi Class. Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm is “Movie & Popcorn” time. The Scrappy Quilters Club meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from 10 am – 3 pm. Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30 we have card games. On the 2nd Friday at 11 am GENESIS comes to check blood pressures/blood sugars. We welcome volunteers to help with any activities you might be interested in doing. Your involvement and input helps us to serve you better. Call 544-3979 or drop by the Senior Center and visit with us. Services and activities are FREE. It’s YOUR Senior Center. We want YOU to enjoy it! Hollywood Casino Trip coming up on June 15th. Cost is $39.00. Limited seats available. Time is running out! Then…We have a trip to the “National Quartet Convention” in Louisville, KY. scheduled for September 14-16! Join us for hours of great gospel music and meet many of your favorite Gospel Groups, plus visit the Louisville Science Center, shop at St. Matthews Mall and Florence Mall and

attend Sunday morning service at Graceland Baptist Church. Cost” $399.00 per person/double occ. For more info, call 937-544-3979. The ABCAP Summer Crisis Program started on June 1st and runs through August 31st. This program can provide assistance on your electric bill up to $250.00. To apply for an air conditioner, the household must not have received one in 2009, 10 or 11. For eligibility requirements, more information or to schedule an appointment, call ABCAP at 1-800-233-7891. O.K. We may be growing older, but consider the alternative. Some people never have the privilege. And, by making certain lifestyle choices, we can age actively and be our best in body, mind and spirit. BODY: Studies show that if we eat right and exercise, we can remain active as we age. Smoking, drinking or drugs can age our body a lot faster and bring on conditions that we are better off without. MIND: We can always learn something new if we keep an open mind and keep our brain active through activities and engaged in something that is of interest to us. Work on your favorite hobby or start a new one. Read, write, paint or draw, work puzzles, play games, scrapbook or sew – whatever you enjoy. SPIRIT: We are so much more than body and brain. We need to always nurture and develop that little “spark” that makes us unique and special. There is no one else just like you. Everyone is different. That’s what makes the world go round. JUST A THOUGHT: A Dad is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.

Build a Healthy Meal June 2012 Monthly Column June welcomes summertime – sunshine, backyard barbeques, vacations and outside fun. It’s a time of the year when we all feel a little more motivated to exercise and eat better. Fresh summertime fruits and vegetables make it a little easier to be creative with our diets, but it’s always important to incorporate a healthy meal year round – not only for seniors, but for all ages. Take a look at these tips from the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and kickstart your healthy meal program. 1) Make Half Your Plate Veggies and Fruit – Vegetables and fruit are full of nutrients and may help to promote good health. Choose red, orange, and dark green vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes and broccoli. 2) Add Lean Protein – Choose protein foods, such as lean beef and pork, or chicken, turkey, beans or tofu. Twice a week, make seafood the protein on your plate. 3) Include Whole Grains – Aim to make a least half your grains whole grains. Look for the words “100% whole wheat” on the food label. Whole grains provide

more nutrients like fiber, than refined grains. 4) Don’t Forget the Dairy – Pair your meal with a cup of fat-free or low-fat milk. They provide the same amount of calcium and other essential nutrients as whole milk, but less fat and calories. Don’t drink milk? Try soy milk (soy beverage) as your beverage or include fat-free or low-fat yogurt

– Use a smaller plate at meals to help with portion control. That way, you can finish your entire plate and feel satisfied without overeating. 8) Take Control of Your Food – Eat at home more often so you know exactly what you are eating. If you eat out, check and compare the nutrition information. Choose healthier options such as baked instead of fried. 9) Try New Foods – Keep it interesting by picking out new Pamela K. Matura, foods you’ve never Executive Director tried before, like mango, lentils, or Monthly Column kale. You may find a new favorite! Trade fun and tasty recipes with friends or find them online. in your meal. 10) Satisfy Your 5) Avoid Extra Fat – Sweet Tooth in a Healthy Using heavy gravies or Way – Indulge in a natusauces will add fat and rally sweet dessert dish – calories to otherwise fruit! Serve a fresh fruit healthy choices. For exam- cocktail or a fruit parfait ple, steamed broccoli is made with yogurt. For a great, but avoid topping it hot dessert, bake apples with cheese sauce. Try and top with cinnamon. other options, like a sprinFor more information kle of low-fat parmesan about our Chronic Disease cheese or a squeeze of Self-Management Classes, lemon. call our Agency at 1-8006) Take Your Time – 582-7277. We can also Savor your food. Eat assist you with any quesslowly, enjoy the taste and tions concerning long-term textures, and pay attention care options and home and to how you feel. Be mind- community-based services ful. Eating very quickly and what programs and may cause you to eat too services might be available much. for you or someone you 7) Use a Smaller Plate might know.

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Brownie and Roll. Friday, June 15 Pork, Sweet Potatoes, Cabbage, Applesauce, Stuffing and Bread. Monday, June 18 Breaded Cod Sandwich,

Cubed Potatoes, Broccoli, Pears and Tartar Sauce. Tuesday, June 19 Spaghetti w/Meatballs, Italian Blend Vegetables, Tossed Salad w/Dressing and Garlic Biscuit.

Cuffs and Collars Field reports from Ohio Division of Wildlife Officers Southeast Ohio Wildlife District FourOn the evening of November 26, 2011, several wildlife officers worked a law enforcement project in Vinton County. The project was focused on deterring spotlighting and road shooting of wildlife. The first stop of the night involved individuals spotlighting from an all-terrain utility vehicle. Officers also found a loaded rifle and shotgun in the vehicle. Shortly after midnight, another wildlife officer witnessed a vehicle stop in front of his location. Seconds later, a passenger in the vehicle shot from the roadway. Officers stopped the vehicle and observed two individuals in the vehicle. After investigation, the officers were able to determine the passenger of the vehicle had shot at a raccoon with a .22 caliber rifle. A total of three individuals were issued multiple summonses during the project for wildlife and firearm violations. All three individuals were found guilty of the charges in the Vinton County Court. During the 2011 deer gun season, Wildlife Officer Dan Perko received a TIP regarding the alleged shooting of multiple bucks by an individual in Athens County who was also reported to be in possession of untagged deer parts. Officer Perko and Officer Chris Dodge attempted to contact the individual and found multiple untagged deer parts in plain view. The officers returned the next day after determining no deer were taken illegally with a rifle, but several of the deer parts viewed the day before were missing. After further questioning, it was determined the parts had been removed from the residence and hidden under a bridge several miles away. The evidence was recovered and a total of 67 illegal deer parts were seized. The defendant was found guilty on several charges of untagged deer parts and all evidence was ordered forfeited to the state and destroyed. Northwest Ohio Huron County Wildlife

Officer Josh Zientek was working deer hunting regulation compliances when he received a complaint from an upset landowner. The landowner informed Officer Zientek that he owns vacant land and had decided to go out deer hunting that morning, but found that someone else had beat him to his own tree stand. The landowner immediately backed out and did not get into an argument with the hunter. Instead he decided to do the right thing and contact the Division of Wildlife. Officer Zientek arrived at the property and was greeted by the

upset landowner. The landowner pointed the officer in the direction of the hunter. The landowner also mentioned that he has been having problems with this type of activity since he took ownership of the property. Officer Zientek located the hunter in the tree stand and issued him a summons to appear in Norwalk Municipal Court where he was found guilty for hunting without written permission. The next day, Officer Zientek ran into the landowner at a local deer processor. The landowner was dropping off a deer that he had shot that morning out of his tree stand. During the statewide muzzleloader deer season, Putnam County Wildlife Officer Jason Porinchok observed an individual walking along a fencerow. The individual was not wearing any hunter orange and was carrying what appeared to be a bag and a long gun. After seeing the officer, the individual discarded the items he was carrying. When contacted by Officer Porinchok and asked what he was doing the man replied, “Scouting.” Officer Porinchok informed the man that he was going to walk to the fencerow

and retrieve what he believed to be a firearm. Along the fencerow Officer Porinchok found a bag of traps and a stick placed behind a tree. The individual then admitted that he was setting traps. He stated that he did not know why he tried to hide what he was doing. Then Officer Porinchok discovered that the man had not purchased a fur taker permit. Officer Porinchok cited the man to appear in the Putnam County Court for trapping without a fur taker permit. He pled guilty and showed the court that he had purchased a valid resident fur taker permit prior to his court date. He paid a $25 fine and $56 in court costs. While working deer enforcement in Ashtabula County, Lake Erie Investigators Matt Fisher and Larry Klapp contacted four individuals in the field that had been hunting deer. The investigators asked to see their hunting licenses and deer permits. One of the hunters stated that he did not have his hunting license and deer permit with him. The investigators informed the man that he needed to have his hunting license and deer permit with him while hunting deer. The individual was later cited for failure to carry and exhibit his deer permit while hunting deer. While on patrol in Athens County, Lake Erie Investigator Gary Manley and Athens County Wildlife Officer Dan Perko observed a hunter returning to camp after hunting. As they pulled onto the property, a second hunter with a shotgun was walking away as a third hunter knelt down in the brush. Officer Perko walked over to the third hunter that was kneeling and discovered the man field dressing a deer. The deer was not tagged with a temporary tag. Investigator Manley checked the other two hunters for licenses and inspected their shotguns for plugs. Both shotguns were unplugged. Both of these hunters were issued a summons for having a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells. Officer Perko issued the other hunter a summons for not temporary tagging a deer immediately where it fell.

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June 17 Plan a Father's Day Fishing Trip Gift certificates for fishing licenses make great gifts Searching for that perfect gift for Father’s Day on June 17? Buying Dad a gift certificate to purchase his license and take him fishing can provide a wonderful day fathers will not soon forget. Gift certificates are available at for fishing and hunting licenses, turkey or deer hunting permits, Ohio Wetland Habitat Stamps, Wildlife Legacy Stamps and Wild Ohio magazine subscriptions. Gift certificates can be purchased for any amount and are valid one year from the date of purchase. Gift certificates can only be purchased and redeemed online. Visit and click on fishing for more details about choosing the

right bait, places to fish, fish identification and even how to fillet and cook fish after catching them. Recipes are also available at Anglers age 16 and older are required to have a valid fishing license to take fish, frogs or turtles from Ohio waters. Fishing licenses are available at bait and tackle stores, outdoor outfitters, major department stores and at An Ohio fishing license is one of the best recreational bargains available, costing state residents only $19 a year. Ohio residents born on or before Dec. 31, 1937, can obtain a free fishing license at any license vendor. Residents age 66 and older born on or after Jan. 1, 1938, are eligible

to obtain a reduced-cost senior fishing license for $10. A one-day fishing license is also available for $11, an amount that can be applied toward the cost of an annual license. Fishing in Ohio has been great this year, and there is something to catch in every corner of the state. The Division of Wildlife recommends visiting these places, listed by fish species, for a great day of fishing. The Ohio River and its tributaries are a great spot. Manchester Mayor Troy A. Jolly said, "We have had a lot of activity on the village riverbanks already this year and with the boat dock in the middle of town and rest rooms are available on our Front Street Park."

There's More to Father's Day Than Just Ties Somewhere between when Father's Day was first established in June of 1910 and present day the tie has become synonymous with the holiday. One may never know just who introduced the tie into the picture. It certainly wasn't the person credited for making Father's Day a mainstream holiday. Sonora Dodd, of Washington, came up with the concept for a "father's day." She thought of the idea while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909, and realized there should be a similar day set aside to honor fathers, most especially her father, William Smart. Smart was a Civil War veteran and also a widower, who raised his six children all on his own. When Dodd became an adult, she realized how selfless her father had acted and how difficult it must have been to raise such a large family. In his honor, she held a father's day in Spokane, Washington on June 10 -- her father's birthday. The idea of the holiday was sup-

ported by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924. But it wasn't until 1966, when President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Day, and subsequently when President Richard Nixon signed the law in 1972 that the holiday became permanent. Since then Father's Day has been celebrated annually worldwide. And, the sale of ties spikes considerably at that time of year. After all, could there possibly be a gift that fits Dad more perfectly than a tie? The answer is a resounding yes. By now your father may have enough ties to fill his closet. So this year, consider a gift that may be more heartfelt and unique. Here are some ideas: Music and movies: Reasearch Dad's favorite musical artists or actors and put together a care package filled with DVDs or CDs. If he's a high-tech sort of fellow, download MP3 tunes that he can use on his iPod or similar player. * Food: It's often been said that the way to a man's

heart is through his stomach. Play upon this notion by cooking Dad his favorite foods or treating him to a night out at a restaurant he's wild about. * Family portrait: What Dad doesn't like to brag about his kids? Set up a photo opportunity with a local photographer or enlist another family member to take a picture when the gang is all together. Enlarge the image and frame it for his desk, workshop, or any place Dad loves to hang out. * Detail his car: Give dad a gift certificate to a car wash or auto spa. He'll leave with his prized set of wheels sparkling clean. * Novelty ties: If giving a tie is a family tradition, try any number of novelty ties that might fit Dad's personality. Or better yet, purchase a light-colored tie in a solid shade. Design a greeting or picture on your computer and print it out on iron-on transfer paper. Adhere to the tie with a warm iron and you'll have a one-of-akind personalized gift.

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What's New In Dad's Day Gifts? Every year, shoppers across the country hit the stores looking for heartfelt gifts for both Mother's Day and Father's Day. While some of Mom's favorites, such as chocolate, flowers or jewelry, will never go out of style, when scouring the stores for Dad you may come up short on ideas. That's because it's often hard to figure out what Dad would most appreciate. Whether Dad is a new father or a seasoned veteran who already has a few grandchildren, the options for Father's Day may seem limiting if you don't use your imagination and think creatively. Here are some starting off points to consider. * Does Dad like to drive? For the dad who is a driving enthusiast or car buff, a host of options exist. Help Dad accessorize or take care of his wheels with a car wash and detailing. Seek out a local car wash and purchase a gift certificate. If Dad likes to get his hands dirty, look for a detailing kit and buy him some new washing supplies. But dads who are car enthusiasts don't just love to take care of their vehicles, they often love to hit the open road as well. Take Dad on a weekend road trip. This can be an especially good gift for the father who still loves the road but can no longer drive himself. Plan an adventure to get away and see some sights. Because Father's Day falls in June, the welcoming weather most regions of the country enjoy throughout the month makes it a perfect time to hit the open road. * Has Dad recently relocated? If your father recently moved out of a region where he had grown up or was accustomed to, be it to retire or further his career, consider a gift that

gives him a slice of home away from home. For example, lots of men are big sports fans. However, when it's time to retire, they might move far away from their favorite teams and lose touch as a result. A gift such as a satellite radio or satellite television can ensure they don't miss a minute of their favorite team's action. Such gifts work for dads who aren't sports fans as well. Because satellite radios and televisions offer local channels from all across the country, Dad can stay in touch with his hometown even if he's now living thousands of miles away. * Is Dad a history buff? For the Dad who loves history, a trip to a historic locale can be a great gift. Whether Dad is a war buff or a sports fanatic, a number of options exist. For the Dad who is a baseball fan, consider a ballpark tour of some the sports' famous parks, such as Fenway Park in Boston or Wrigley

Field in Chicago. If Dad is an avid golfer, consider a round of golf at one of the country's historic courses. For the father who loves the History Channel, a number of historic locales exist throughout the country that can offer a unique glimpse into the country's storied history, such as Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia or The Alamo in Texas. For those with free reign on budgets, how about a trip to trace Dad's lineage? * Does Dad like to relax? Few Father's Day gifts are as much a homerun as a new chair. Seemingly since the beginning of time, dads have always had a favorite chair to come home to and relax in after a day at work. A new recliner or easy chair could be just what Dad needs. Because these items can be expensive, enlist a sibling or two to help pay for the gift.

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HealthSource of Ohio is pleased to welcome Lisa Rothwell, Esq. to its Board of Trustees. "I welcomed the opportunity to serve Pat on this board primaWylie, Sandy Baker, rily because I believe in Casey Rutledge this organization's goals & and mission. I have been a Kinhalt Household Hints patient at Stacy HealthSource To preserve leftover locations in Ripley and COSMETOLOGIST egg yolks for future use, Seaman since I came back Candied Sticks and 2 teaspoons instant minced place them in small bowl here fromPickle law school 1 quart whole sour or dill onion. and add 2 tbsp. salad oil. have always received pickles, drained. 1 teaspoon celery seed. Then put in the refrigeraexcellent treatment and 3 cupsregardless sugar. tor. The yolk will remain of the 1 teaspoon mustard seed. care 1/4 cup coarsely income I had,"chopped says 1/2 teaspoon dried hot pep- soft and fresh and if kept pickled sweet cherry pep- pers. this way they can be used Rothwell. pers. Yield: 1 quart pickle sticks. in many ways. Lisa is a local gal, born and raised in Adams County. Graduating from North Adams High School in 1986, Lisa received her Bachelor of Science Pictured:HealthSource President & CEO Kim Patton and degree from the Lisa Rothwell University of the Board MemberThere were five flies in the kitchen, Cumberlands in 1990, her which one is the cowboy? Master of Arts from Union Lisa serves on the boards and The one onthe theun-insured." range! College in 1993 and began of several organizations HealthSource of Ohio is to turn teaching locally until and strives to give a aprivate, not-for-profit Howback do you pot of soup into gold? 2000. She then received the community. Throworganization in 14 carrots!serving comin Adams, "While on the Board, I munities her law degree from Clermont, hope that I can In help Regent University. theeverylong run,Brown, it's not the years inyour Highland and Health Practicing since 2008, one realize that life, but the lifeClinton, in your years. Lisa’s general practice law Source is a community Fayette counties. firm, Rothwell Law medical center designed to Office, focuses on the treat everyone -- the George Perry legal needs of families. insured, the under-insured

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Manchester Mayor's Court Logan M. Brumley, Underage Consumption. Fine $150.00 Court Cost $80.00. Devin R. Garrelts, Drug Abuse. Continued to 7/2/12. Devin R. Garrelts, Operate under the Influence and Expired Plates. Continued to 7/2/12. Brittany M. Griffith,

Driving Under Suspension. Continued to 7/2/12. Otto J. LeMaster, Speed 60/50. Fine $90.00 Court Cost $80.00. Terry R. Littleton, Physical Control, Judgement Entry. Marie E. Moore, Failure to Reinstate License. Continued to 7/2/12.

Loretta S. Perkins, OVI, Continued to 7/2/12. Loretta S. Perkins, Operated w/Expired License. Continued to 7/2. David Sanders, Criminal Damaging. Guilty $1,200. Jacqueline S. Smith, Passing in Marked No Passing. Fines $90.00 Court Cost $49.00.



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Pictured: Climbing Clever Cloverbuds 4-H Club at their officer induction ceremony. Have you noticed the beautification happening around the square in West Union? The Climbing Clever Cloverbuds 4-H club planted flowers in the flower pots around the square and extended area (some of the businesses maintain their own pots). A requirement of 4-H clubs is to do a community service project each year. This year the Climbing Clever Cloverbuds decided to plant flowers to help make our town a prettier place to visit. A special thank you to Tom Runyan for giving us a discount on the flowers . You can stop by and visit him at the Panhandle intersection of SR 125 and 136. In recent years, they have also visited the shut-ins at nursing homes and painted the trash cans at the Adams County Fairgrounds. The advisors of the club are Regina Boling, Matt Hilderbrand, Monja Kingsolver and Audra Williams. Pictured: Alexa and Kiersten Rowe

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Devon Letcher, Victoria Bumgarnder, Craig Bracken and Christopher Smalley. Manchester: Michael Ayers, Jessica Grisset, Jonathan Holsinger, Harrietta Sue Littleton, Charles Blevins Jr, Robert Boler, Melissa Burke, Timothy McKee, Deborah Polley, Jennifer Applegate, Darrell Baldwin, James Bloomfield, Carey Bohn, Mary Boyer, Ricky Brown, Amanda Brumley, William Brumley, Wesley Conn, Brandi Gilkison, Crystal Gloss, Andrew Hughes, Angelo Kennedy, Brandon Layne, Margaret Murray, Marie Phillips, Patricia Phillips and Sheena Rife. Stout: Jason Powers and Jonathan Campbell. Lynx: Arthur Morgan and Lisa Bender. Blue Creek: Wendy Meade, Donald Manis Otway: Justin Cassidy, Clarissa Hersman, Kenneth Carver Jr and Daniel Bragg. Winchester: Teddy Neal, Nicholas Dawson and Jessie Creighton. Aberdeen: Daniel Henson, Joseph Workman and Corey Watson. Ripley: Sandra Herrman Decatur: Doris Cook Felicity: Robert Sturgill

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Local Government

Adams County Commissioners The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session May 29, 2012, with the following members present: Roger Rhonemus and Brian Baldridge. (Mr. Cooper was absent due to a death in the family). Linda Mendenhall, assistant clerk, was also present for the meeting. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the minutes as read. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve a grant agreement with Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for Community Based Corrections 407 Non-residential Felony program as presented by Angie Richmond, court administrator. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve additional appropriations and return of

advanced funds. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and Roger Rhonemus to approve an amendment to the agreement between Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation and the Adams County Commissioners for an extension for the Jaybird Access Road Restructuring project upon the recommendation of Holly Johnson, economic development director. Vote: Rhonemus yea,

Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldrige to approve a contract between Southern State Community College Adult Opportunity Center and Adams County Job and Family Services for the Basic Skills and GED Preparation Classes upon the recommendation of Sue Fulton, Director. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded

by Brian Baldridge to approve bills for payment. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea E.C.D. Holly Johnson met with the board to discuss the following issues at the economic development office: Jaybird Road Phase I; Sewer Phase II; Employee Wellness Grant update; Moving Forward Grant Program; Adams County Health & Wellness Coalition Foundation Grant; OPWC Request to Proceed to be signed; discussed homeless shelter



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exterior improvements; updated board on St Route 41 S Peebles Sidewalk project; Ms. Johnson’s schedule. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to authorize Mr. Rhonemus to sign the Ohio Public Works Commission Request to Proceed for the Jaybird Road Rehabilitation Project as requested by Holly Johnson, economic development director. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea Continued on page 8

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HOMES FOR SALE HOMES R2 – WEST UNION – Frame home with vinyl siding, 1411 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, nat. gas furnace, C/A, 2-car det. garage with heat & A/C, 10x12 building. PRICE REDUCED TO $48,000. 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.

laminate flooring. Nice starter home or rental property in nice location. $39,500. R32 - PEEBLES - Frame home with vinyl siding, 1383 SF living area, 4 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, gas furnace plus elec. heat, , small barn, home is in need of repair. $35,000. R38 – SEAMAN – Partial brick/vinyl sided home, 1188 SF living area plus full basement, 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, fuel oil furnace, C/A, F/P, hardwood floors, 2-car garage, 2 covered porches. PRICE REDUCED TO $102,900. 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.

R16 – MANCHESTER – 2 apartments with 1 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen in each apt., elec. heat, city water/sewage. Apartments rent for $100/week per apt. Property also has 2 mobile home hook-ups. PRICE REDUCED TO $44,900. 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, hot water heat, wood burning f/p, new windows. $64,900 – MAKE OFFER. 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. $54,900. R24 – PEEBLES – INVESTMENT PROPERTY – Vinyl sided home built in 2005 with 3 apartments totaling 2940 SF (980 SF for each apt.), each apt. has 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, city water/sewer, each apt. currently rents for $450 per month. PRICE REDUCED TO $130,000.

H14 – PEEBLES – Frame home with vinyl siding remodeled in 2010, 1428 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, elec. furnace, heat pump, fuel oil backup heat, C/A, 14x20 metal building, 12x20 apartment building finished all but plumbing with fuel oil furnace, carpet, laminate flooring. Property is 1.88 acres with creek, woods, 2 water taps. $79,900. H16 - WEST UNION - 4.88 acres with newly remodeled frame home with vinyl siding, 2204 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, large kitchen with appliances, dining room, large laundry room, elec. furnace, heat pump, C/A, F/P, 1-car garage, 3 barns (40x40, 36x36, 40x24), pond. PRICE REDUCED TO $139,900. - MAKE OFFER. H18 - WEST UNION - 6.285 acres with 1997 DW with cedar siding, 1296 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, utility room, all appliances, elec. furnace, C/A, wood burning F/P, laminate flooring, new 24x18 det. garage, wrap-around deck, new metal roof, small barn, very nice location with view of Ohio Brush Creek. $99,000. H20 - NEW LISTING - 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. $149,900.

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, hardwood floors, city utilities, heat pump, nice .6 acre lot. $119,900. 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.

county water, 40x72 barn and small barn. $129,900.

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.

H22 – WEST UNION – 1997 DW, 1460 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, elec. furnace, C/A, public water, 2-car att. garage, front & back decks, nice location on 1 acre next to Adams Lake. PRICE REDUCED TO $98,500. 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. $49,900.

HOMES WITH ACREAGE H2 - WEST UNION - Frame home with vinyl siding built in 2004, 1568 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, elec. furnace + wood stove tied into duct work, C/A, 28x40 det. garage with 14x40 lean-to, 12x14 shed. Home sets on 2.171 acres in very nice location. PRICE REDUCED TO $110,000. MOTIVATED SELLER. ADDITIONAL ACREAGE AVAILABLE. H6 – PEEBLES - 1.29 acres with vinyl sided home built in 1997, 1792 SF living area, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, new elec. heat pump, C/A, county water, vinyl & hardwood floors, 2-car garage, storage building. $139,900. 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. $84,000.

R26 – CHERRY FORK – Frame home with vinyl siding, 948 SF living area, 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, gas furnace, heating stove, county water, enclosed back porch, 10x12 building, nice back yard, good space for garden. $31,000. MAKE OFFER.

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.

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,

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,

H28 – WEST UNION – 5.3 acres with 1991 Palm Harbor mobile home (14x70), 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, new elec. furnace, county water, front porch & back deck, 2 small barns. $59,900. 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 – PEEBLES – 2.278 acres with 1998 Clayton mobile home (14x70), 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, elec. furnace, heat pump, gas wall heater, C/A, county water, 28x48 garage, large front porch, carport, shed. $59,900.

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. 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. H40 – WEST UNION - This spectacular custom built country home is surrounded by 38 pristine acres of woods & meadows that feature a meandering stream & lots of wildlife. The best craftsmen in the area constructed this spacious & immaculate home that includes 5 BR, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, 4 F/P, and a completely finished basement. Lots of wood flooring, cabinetry, crown molding, and stunning finish work can be seen throughout. This home is elegant, yet warn and charming and provides the opportunity to live in a private setting that is only minutes from the county seat. Nature lovers will appreciate the woods along the sparkling stream, swinging in the breeze on the oversized front porch, or simply basking in the sunroom on a lazy summer day. Your family will enjoy the peace and joy of living in the most beautiful and scenic county in Ohio. By the way---Bring all your stuff!---A two-car att. garage and a large 4-car garage with huge overhead attic solves all storage problems! Impossible to completely describe---SEEING IS BUYING! $399,000. H42 – PEEBLES – 25+ acres with good hunting, deer stands, riding trails, frame home with new vinyl siding, new windows, some new carpeting, 1700 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, utility room, computer room, all appliances, elec. furnace, county water, hardwood floors, large deck, 3 barns, 2 horse stalls, located near Mineral Springs Lake. $99,900. H44 – WEST UNION – Gorgeous brick home on 3.48 acres, 1835 SF living area plus full finished basement, 4BR, 3 full baths, kitchen with top grade cherry cabinets, large pantry, Italian ceramic flooring, appliances, dining room with beautiful chandelier, living room with 12 ft. ceilings & F/P, utility room. Basement has full kitchen, large family room, storage room, storm/root cellar. Gas furnace, C/A, Anderson windows, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. 2 large porches with paddle fans, insulated 2-car garage, 36x36 barn with loft, 2 horse stalls & workshop, 24x40 barn, 2 fenced pasture meadows. Many more amenities. $279,900.

FARMS - BUILDING LOTS - VACANT LAND - BUSINESS FARMS F2 – BLUE CREEK AREA – 23.3 acre farm with 1 ½ story frame home with vinyl siding, 2460 SF living area, 4 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, elec. furnace, C/A, public water, 2 wells, 36x24 garage, 42x36 barn, 40x60 barn, 60x30 storage shed, cellar, pond, small creek. PRICE REDUCED TO $143,500. F4 – 102 Acre Farm at Cedar Mills – If privacy & seclusion is what you are looking for, this is the place for you. 102.41 acres located on a dead-end road. Approx. 75 acres are wooded & 25 acres are tillable making this the perfect place for hunting, ATV’s or just a great place for getting away from it all. Property includes a 100+ year old 2-story, 4 BR home with all utilities, 30x50 barn, 2 storage buildings (20x30, 10x16), 2 septic systems, all new fence. PRICE REDUCED TO $259,000. 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. Call for more details. $230,000. 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, flooring 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. F14 – WEST UNION – 45 acres +/- in great location near schools, acreage is mostly level with approx. 12 acres of woods, 2 mobile homes which each rent for $350/month, both mobile homes have 3 BR, 1 bath, all appliances, county water, septic, storage building. $149,900. 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. L4 – WEST UNION – 1.006 acre town lot, utilities available, some

woods. $8,500. L6 – WEST UNION – Corner lot in good location within village, all utilities available, no restrictions. Nice spot to build home or apartments. PRICE REDUCED TO $6,500 L8 – WEST UNION – 1 acre lot in good location, nice place for new home or mobile home, county water available. PRICE REDUCED TO $9,900. 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

V14 – WEST UNION AREA – 2 wooded acres on blacktop county road with over 300 feet of road frontage, county water available. $10,900. V22 – WEST UNION – 59 acres with approx. 25 acres of woods. PRICE REDUCED TO $88,500. 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

V4 – OTWAY AREA – 196 wooded acres. $195,000.

B2 – SEAMAN – 4000 SF building located on Main St. under traffic light. Building has extensive fire damage. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION TO $17,500 - MOTIVATED SELLER.

V8 – WINCHESTER – Nice 3 acre building lot with 34x18 garage and 24x30 barn, city water/sewer, all contents go with property (tools, lawn mower, motorcycle, tiller etc.). $42,500.

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.

V10 - OTWAY - 92.962 wooded acres bordering Shawnee State Forest, 2 small barns, electric & water available, nice hunting land & nice place to build home. $152,000.

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.

V12 – LYNX – 71.75 mostly wooded acres with frontage along state highway, 48x36 pole barn, beautiful spot to build new home. $150,000.

8 - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - The Informer

Adams County Commissioners Mel Myers, sheriff’s department, requested a transfer of funds from county general to the Law Enforcement Trust-Sheriff. These funds were proceeds from the recent county auction. This request was approved. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Dana Whalen discussed legal issues with the board. Kenny Moore and Tony Blevins, Adams County Honor Guard, requested funds in the amount of $2,000.00 to assist in funding military funeral services performed by the honor guard. Presently they attend 75-80 funeral services each year. Donations are received, however they do not cover all the costs incurred including transportation van fuel and rental costs for firearms. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve a grant from county to the Adams County Honor Guard in the amount of $2000.00. These funds will be used by the honor guard for military funeral services to honor and recognize our county’s dedicated veterans and their sacrifice for our country. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea County Engineer David Hook and Mike Hughes, Resource Manager, discussed the following issues with the board: Poplar Grove OPWC revision to be signed; GIS. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve an amendment to Ohio Public Works Commission Project agreement titled Poplar Grove Road Landslide repairs as recommended by County Engineer Hook. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea County Auditor David Gifford discussed adoption of a resolution of the board’s intent to borrow funds for the energy efficiency project for the HVAC and building improvements. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to enter into executive session with David Gifford, Auditor to discuss personnel at 11:50 a.m. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldridge to reconvene from executive session at 12:02 p.m. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldridge to enter into executive session with JFS Director Sue Fulton to

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discuss personnel at 1:15 p.m. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldridge to reconvene from executive session at 1:23 p.m. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the promotion of Casey Moore from Eligibility Referral Specialist I to Eligibility Referral Specialist II as recommended by Sue Fulton, JFS Director. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve the promotion of Carolyn Scott from Eligibility Referral Specialist I to Eligibility Referral Specialist II as recommended by Sue Fulton, JFS Director. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Brian Baldrige and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve the employment of Dawn Fowler as a Clerical Specialist I as recommended by Sue Fulton, JFS Director. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the employment of Rebecca DeMint as a Clerical Specialist I as recommended by Sue Fulton, JFS Director. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve an amendment to the 2012 Department of Youth Services Grant agreement as presented by Angie Richmond, court administrator. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea Carolyn Belczyk, county extension director, filed the 2013 OSU extension budget request. Personnel and operating costs were discussed. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to adopt a resolution of intent to secure borrowed funds for the purchase of energy efficiency HVAC and building improvements estimated cost of $1,100,000. Vote: Rhonemus yea, Cooper absent, and Baldridge yea It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to adjourn at 3:47 p.m. Vote: All yea.

Adams County Land Transfers Chris and Annette Black to Lloyd G. and Carol Baker, 0.399 acres, Seaman Village. $40,000. US Bank and RASC 2006KS9 to Eric W. Countryman, 8.465 acres, Franklin Twp. $78,000. Nathan T. Johnson to Fist State Bank, Seaman Village. $78,000. Michael S. and Maria T. Knauff to Sharon Rivers, Peebles Village. $14,025. Homer F. and Bessie L. Evans to Adams County Agricultural Society, 2.591 acres, West Union Village. $23,325. Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage to Angela R. Fisher, 0.294 acres, Tiffin Twp. $14,225. Mary L. Sexon to Angela R. Fisher, 1.757 acres, Tiffin Twp. $10,000.

Terri Throckmorton to Scott Business Enterprises, 1.00 acres, Sprigg Twp. $10,000. Grooms Enterprises to Lisa M. Taylor, 0.704 acres, West Union Village. $17,000. Corbett J. and Carol Phipps to Linda S. Grooms, West Union Village. $52,500. Robert H. and Sharon Swearingen to Robin Elliott, Winchester Village. $41,000. Douglas E. McIlwain Decd. to Steven and Miriam Miller, 30.87 acres, Oliver Twp. $110,025. Danna and Jerry Holbrook, David W. and Marian Thomas, Holly J. and Danny Stringer, Michelle A. and Wayne Norman to Benjamin J. and

Adams County Court Of Common Pleas MARRIAGE REPORT Denver L. Noe, 41 and Melissa Ann Nichols, 28, both of Manchester. Dakota Wade Lewis, 24 and Lauren Renee Daulton, 23, both of Manchester. Justin Michael Cline, 21 and Elizabeth Grace Crawford, 20, both of Seaman.

Lawrence Wayne Grooms, 55 and Daisy Ann Davis, 38, both of West Union. Jonathon H. Lewis, 23 and Beth Ellen Curtis, 22, both of Peebles. Roger Dale Cohn Jr., 43 and Cassandra Elizabeth Ingram, 40 both of West Union.

Sealed Bids Being Accepted by Village of West Union for South Street Property The below described real estate shall be sold by the Village of West Union in accordance with Section721.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Village of West Union is accepting “Sealed Bids” on two parcels of real property located on South Street, Cherry Street and Market Street in the Village of West Union. Parcel I contains 3.763 acres, more or less. (Legal description available at the West Union Village Clerks Office or the Adams County Recorders Office.) Parcel II contains 0.87 acres as described below. (Legal description available at the West Union Village Clerks Office or the Adams County Recorders Office.) Bids must be credible and comparable to current real estate values, based on land use and purpose. Any and all bids can be rejected by the West Union Village Council without discourse. “Sealed Bids” must be received by or before noon (12:00) July 6, 2012. Bids will be opened by the Mayor and Village Council at its regularly scheduled meeting July 10, 2012. Awarded bidder will be notified in person, by telephone or by US mail in a timely fashion. Bids must be submitted in person or by US Mail to the Village of West Union Clerk, P.O. Box 395, 33 Logan’s Lane, West Union, Ohio 45693.

Taryn C. Bailey, 1.4806 acres, Meigs Twp. $87,000. Mark Branscome to Samuel R. and Shay D. Beighle, 1.03 acres, Meigs Twp. $47,600. Duane T. and Evelyn T. Wamsley, Trustee and Duane T. and Evelyn T. Wamsley, Trust to Michael R. and Shirley M. Shepard, 1.50 acres, Winchester Twp. $88,000.

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Quilting and Needle Arts Featured Artist of the week

Pictured: Needle turn applique I made for my daughter. Artist name: Sylvia Evans Baker Medium: fabric History: I began making my clothes at the age of 12. Both my grandmothers were seamstresses and quilt makers. I am proud of my Appalachian heritage and feel that quilting sustains an important part of our past. I love the history of quilting. Our ancestors did so much with so little and that is apparent in old quilts. I love to teach sewing techniques and to encourage others to find fun ways to discover and express their own creativity. How long have you been an artist? I learned to crochet when I was 11. I started drawing when I was very young. The love of drawing is still with me. I enjoy water color painting and photography, also. Current project: I am doing a patriotic challenge quilt for our Loose Thread Quilters group. Next project: I have been gathering supplies for wool applique for months. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready to get started on that. Sellor Keep Art: I have never sold my work. I give it as gifts. I have made high school graduation quilts for Pictured: Crazy quilt with a photo of my grandmother Yazell. my grandchildren.

Pattern of the Week

Since this is the second week of the month, I am going to talk about the nine-patch. For teaching beginners, there is no better choice of quilt block than the nine-patch. The entire block is made up of 3 rows of three squares where the fabric choice and placement determines the pattern. These blocks can be set together in a checkerboard manner with plain square blocks, can be set on point, and other patterns. You can have more fun with the pattern and it is great to use for novelty fabric, especially for children.

Dear Miss Needles Dear Miss Needles: I want to know how to make a pattern larger. Can I go to a copier and make it larger or is that a bad idea? Signed, Tired of Tiny Blocks Dear Tired: Sometimes it works well and other times it distorts the blocks a little. With curved pieces such as drunkardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s path and orange peel, there are times when it is best to either purchase or make a template with a Compass and protractor to ensure your lines are even. If you try it, use scrap fabric to piece a trial block to how well the pattern worked. Always tweak the pattern first before cutting your good fabric. Dear Miss Needles: I would like to use my clothes from my childhood to make a quilt, is there any thing I need to

be careful of? Signed, Cleaning Closets Dear Cleaning: I have used clothing in the past and have had trouble with the direction of the grain of the fabric, some of the fabric being thicker or thinner or more faded and worn. Also there are times when the fabric is so warn I does not lay flat. These quilts can be a great way to preserve memories but make sure you thry and use the same types of material such as all cotton or 50/50. Good luck. One of the prettiest quilts I ever saw was made by Imogene Gilkison and was made from clothing. If you have a question for Miss Needles, please e-mail her at or write to her in care of The Informer.

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summer fest BaBy pageant

Summer Fest Little Miss Little Miss Elayna Kingsolver, 1st Runner Up Anna Patten, 2nd Runner Up Alexis Rowe and 3rd Runner Up Hannah Hobbs.

Summer Fest Little Mr. Little Mr. Damion Doss, 1st Runner Up Ryan Scott, 2nd Runner Up Carson Best and 3rd Runner Up Wiatt Trailor.

Princess Princess Shania Stricklett, 1st Runner Up Tori Young, 2nd Runner Up Haley Knauff and 3rd Runner Up Ashley Hayslip.

Prince Prince Kristopher Mack.

Girls 0-6 Months 1st Place Myra Lerouge, 2nd Place Alea Grace Taylor and 3rd Place Tenslie Hill.

Boys 0-6 Months 1st Place Samuel Covert, 2nd Place Jayden Day and 3rd Place Killian Buda.

Girls 7-12 Months 1st Place Aryanna Tolle, 2nd Place Jadia Hanson and 3rd Place Preslee Miller.

Boys 7-12 Months 1st Place Jasper Walker, 2nd Place Aaron Jackson Hayslip and 3rd Place Grayson Day.

Girls 13-18 Months 2nd Place Alexis Dawn Taylor, 1st Place Madison Clarkson and 3rd Place Summer Adkins.

Boys 13-18 Months 1st Place Colt Perry Ward, 2nd Place McKinlee Spradlin and 3rd Place Michael Sites.

Girls 19-24 Months 1st Place Aiyana Izod, 2nd Jerzi Tong and 3rd Place Raelynn Johnson.

Boys 19-24 Months 1st Place Michael Lykins, 2nd Place Brian Hayslip and 3rd Place Trenton Polley.

25-30 Months Boys 1st Place Jonathan Doss, 2nd Place Gavin Rowe and 3rd Place Tyren Pennington .

Girls 31-36 Months 1st Place Amanda Baldwin, 2nd Place Alyah Lee Fay Spicer Lyons and 3rd Place Makenzie Creamer.

Boys 31-36 Months 1st Brayden Bayless and 2nd Place absent from photo.

THE INSURANCE EXCHANGE Little Tot Girls Little Tot Apriella Buda, 1st Runner Up Jaelley Turner, 2nd Runner Up Jaelley Turner, 3rd Runner Up Emma Jones and 4th Runner Up Skylan Pennington.

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Phone: (937) 544-2326 Toll Free: (800) 205-3100 Fax: (937) 544-2200 Little Tot Boys Little Tot Jayden "Boogie" Moore 2nd Runner Up Braylon Ricketts and 1st Runner Up Traevyn Maxfield.


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