Page 1

The Informer - 50 CENTS -

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

All New!!

2013 Chevrolet Malibu 35MPG!


Covering.....Adams County, Aberdeen and Buena Vista

25 - 131

Man Arrested forThreatening Victims with a Gun Attorney Greg Carroll Resigns from Practicing Law

Evans Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that on Sunday, June 10, at approximately 1:52 p.m., Brown County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Park Street in Decatur, for a report of a man with a gun threatening multiple subjects at the residence. The victims stated that the suspect, who was known to them,

had entered the residence and pointed a gun at them threatening to kill them all. He then reportedly left the residence in his vehicle. The suspect was identified as Donnison L. Evans, 57, of Cherry Fork Road, Winchester. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office was notified to make an attempt to contact the suspect at his residence located in Adams County. Evans was located and questioned about the incident. He was later transported to the Brown County Adult Detention Center and was charged with four counts of Aggravated Menacing a Misdemeanor of the First Degree and one count of Aggravated Burglary a Felony of First Degree. Evans was released on Monday, June 11, after posting $50,000 cash, surety, property bond which was set by Brown County Municipal Court. Sheriff Wenninger stated that the weapon used was a .45 caliber Hi Point semi auto pistol which was recovered at the time of Evans’ arrest at his residence. No one was injured at the time of the incident. Sheriff Wenninger would like to thank the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in locating the suspect.

Manchester H.S. Receieves The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Award The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries announced that 238 school libraries are being awarded $1,126,315 in grants for 2012. The schools receive grants of up to $5,000 to expand, update and diversify their library book collections. Partnering this year with the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries was the Target Corporation. Through their programs like Take Charge of Education and Target School L i b r a r y Makeovers, Target donates a significant portion of their giving towards educational causes with a focus on helping students achieve reading proficiency. The Target Corporation is committed to playing an active role in supporting education, with special emphasis on early childhood reading. Through their generous support this year, ten additional grants were awarded to deserving schools throughout the nation. The grant application process is administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region with guidance from The Laura Bush Foundation’s Advisory Committee. The grants are funded

through generous donations to the endowment from individuals, corporations and foundations. The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries was founded in 2002 as a fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Since its inception, the Laura Bush Foundation has awarded more than $9.5 million to schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. In addition to these yearly grants, the Foundation has also awarded more than $6.3 million to school libraries in the Gulf Coast region to rebuild their library book collections that were lost or destroyed by hurricanes or storms. The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to support the education of our nation’s children by providing funds to update, extend and diversify the book and print collections of America’s school libraries. Further information is available at The Manchester High School was awarded along with two other Ohio schools.

West Union Envirothon Team Scores Big at State

Pictured: Front (L/R): Advisor Donnie McCarty, Adam Foster and Eli Bedel. Back: Samantha Taylor, Brigit Stricklett and Kaitlyn Lee. June 11-12 marked the Kaitlyn Lee, and Eli Bedel. all. This is quite an accom24th Ohio Envirothon compe- After many hours of field plishment since the majority tition and was held at Deer research and study time, this of the teams that compete at Creek State Park in Pickaway group of eager students head- state level are students of an County. Five "Area ed off for the state competi- actual Environmental Science Envirothons" are conducted tion. Only the best of the best class at their school. The around Ohio late each spring. are given an opportunity to smaller, more rural schools The top four teams from each compete at the Ohio enlist team members that do of these Area competitions, or Envirothon and Adams not have that advantage, so to 20 teams, progress to the Ohio County was definitely well be able to rise to the challenge Envirothon. In 1996 the Ohio represented. This group of 5 that the West Union team did, Envirothon was expanded to a students earned the right to expresses quite an achieve2-day event, incorporating a compete from a pool of 1500 ment. team presentation requirement of Ohio’s top students. Too often, we fail to recthat further challenges all parSince this event is an out- ognize students who devote ticipating students. The state door environmental competi- their time to academics. These level Ohio Envirothon is held tion, it takes place regardless young adults have acquired in a different part of Ohio each of the weather. The first day’s knowledge in many areas that year. The top-scoring team in testing was held in the rain, will benefit them the rest of the Ohio Envirothon is eligi- which added an extra chal- their lives. They also learn to ble to compete in the Canon lenge to the teams. Day two become wise stewards of our Envirothon, hosted by a dif- featured an oral team presen- natural resources and help ferent state or Canadian tation of a predetermined protect our environment. Who province every year. topic chosen by the test com- knows where this experience Adams County was rep- mittee. A banquet and awards will lead them? Hats off to resented by a five member ceremony concluded the Advisor Donnie McCarty for team from West Union High event. Only the top three his commitment and many School, coached by Donnie teams are recognized, with the hours of guidance, and conMcCarty. The team members first place team advancing on gratulations to five of Adams are: Adam Foster, Samantha to National competition. West County’s finest students. Taylor, Brigit Stricklett, Union earned 3rd place over- You’ve made us proud!

Local Attorney Greg Carroll, of Seaman, who had been practicing law since 1988 filed on April 18, 2012 with the Supreme Court of Ohio to resign from practicing law in Ohio. The paper work that was filed explained that Carroll's resignation as an attorney and counselor at law is accepted as a resignation with disciplinary action pending. It is further ordered that from and after that all rights and privileges extended to practice law in the State of Ohio be withdrawn and shall cease to hold himself as an attorney to appear in courts, to either directly or indirectly, to render services as an attorney or counselor at law to or for any individuals, corporation or society within the State of Ohio. It is further ordered that Carroll refrain from practice of law in any form being principal, agent, clerk, employee of another and is forbidden to appear in the State of Ohio as an attorney and counselor at law before any court, judge, board, commission or other public authority and is forbidden to give another an opinion as to the law or advise. If employed Carroll shall refrain from direct client contact and from receiving, disbursing, or otherwise handling any client trust funds or property. It is further ordered that Carroll will notify all clients being represented in pending matters the resignation and consequent disqualification to act as an attorney and also notify the clients to seek legal service elsewhere. Regardless of any fees or expenses he shall deliver to all clients being represented

Carroll in pending matters any papers or other property pertaining to the client, or notify the clients, of a suitable time and place where the papers or other property may be obtained. He shall refund any part of any fees or expenses paid in advance that are unearned or not paid and account for any trust money or property in the possession or control. Carroll failed to give The Informer a statement.

Adams County JuniorFairQueen Contest Finalists

Carolyn L. Belczyk Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development - OSU Extension Adams County Five finalists have been selected through preliminary interviews to compete for the title of 2012 Adams County Junior Fair Queen. These finalists will ride in the parade on Sunday afternoon, July 15, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The final selection of the queen and her court will take place during the Fair’s Opening Ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. that evening. The finalists will be interviewed by Don Bowles of C103 Radio, who will be serving as Master of Ceremonies. Finalists include Megan Brown, Chyenne Creech, Samantha DeAtley, Mikkie Fitzpatrick, and Sarah McIlwain.

Megan Brown, 18, Peebles, is 2012 graduate of Peebles High School. She has been a member of the Hackleshin Gang 4-H Club for 10 years. She has taken numerous foods projects and represented the county 4-H program at the Ohio State Fair. She has also served on the county’s Fashion and Nutrition Committee and assisted with the Style Revue and Nutrition Activity at the Fair. Brown is an active member of the Union Hill Church of Peebles, helps with the local food pantry every month, and was very active in school activities, including BETA Club. She says she’d like to serve as Adams County Fair Queen “because I would be a good role model for fellow 4-H’ers.” Brown is the daughter of David and Lisa Brown, Peebles.

She is the daughter of Michael Creech and Ameicko Nehus. Creech is active in 4-H and FCCLA. Her 4-H accomplishments include serving as club president and as second runnerup in the 2012 Equine Queen Contest, and winning the 2011 Senior Gymkhana Outstanding Exhibitor award. She participated with her 4-H club, the Lawshe Shadow Riders, in the recent Adams County Relay for Life, and represents FCCLA on the Adams County Junior Fair Board. She, too, hopes to serve as a positive role model for not only Adams County youth, but youth across the state of Ohio.

Samantha DeAtley, 17, Bentonville, will be a senior at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center this fall. She is a seven-year member of 4-H and is also a member of the OVCTC FFA, where she serves as vice-president. She is the 2012 Equine Queen Contest first runner-up and president of the Adams County Junior Fair Board. She also represents the county’s 4-H members on both the Adams County 4-H Horse Committee and the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee. She was recently appointed to the role of State 4-H Ambassador. She attends the Bentonville Christ and Christian Union and is a member of the church’s Bible Bowl team. DeAtley is the daughter of Jay and Carry DeAtley, Bentonville.

served as the 2011 Adams County Equine Queen, has competed in the State Junior Horse Show at the Ohio State Fair, and counsels at an area 4H camp each summer. She is also a member of the Blue Creek Tabernacle youth group. Fitzpatrick is the daughter of Gary and Carol Fitzpatrick, Stout. She believes serving as Fair Queen would be a great opportunity and experience, and she “would be a good role model for the kids to look up to.”

Sarah McIlwain, 18, West Union, is a 2011 graduate of North Adams High School and is currently a student at Miami University of Ohio. She is the daughter of Doug McIlwain (deceased) and Angel McIlwain. She’s a 14-year 4-H member, served a year on the Adams County Junior Fair Board, and was also a Girl Scout. She attends the West Union Presbyterian Church, wrote for the Young Defenders section of the Peoples Defender, and was in BETA Club and National Honor Society. She says she always looked up to the Fair Queen and wants “to be able to set an example for younger 4-H’ers and FFA members.” The 2012 Adams County Junior Fair Queen Contest is being managed by a committee of the Junior Fair Board, including Chy Creech, chair, Callie Ralston, co-chair, and Alyson Baldridge. Adult coordinators include Crickett Crase and Debbie Carrington.

Page 2 Stories are:

Manchester Cleaning Up, Men Charged for Car Theft and Weapons, St. Rt. 41 Slip Project Set to Begin and World War II Veteran Honored.


Chyenne Creech, 18, Seaman, is a 2012 graduate of the Restaurant Management program at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center.

Mikkie Fitzpatrick, 17, Stout, is a 2012 graduate of the Farm Business Management program at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center. She is an active member of the Green Hustlers 4-H Club, the OVCTC FFA, and the Adams County Junior Fair Board. She

The following obituaries are on page 3 of this week’s edition: Sandra L. Palmer Knauff, Johnny C. Tolle and Ron Irwin.

2 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - The Informer

Manchester Cleaning Up Men Charged for Car Theft and Weapons

The Manchester community came together on Saturday, June 16 for the Annual River Sweep. The event brought out 28 village residents to work along the shoreline. Trash, couches, chairs and tires were collected and taken to the River Park for pick-up. T-shirts, pizza and beverages were given to those who participated. Since 1989, this award-winning cleanup for the Ohio River and its tributaries brings thousands of volunteers to the riverbanks to collect tons of trash and debris. River Sweep encompasses the entire length of the river, from its origin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to its end in Cairo, Illinois. The River Sweep includes 1,962 miles of shoreline and many tributaries. More than 21,000 volunteers from public organizations, civic groups, recreational clubs

and the general public volunteer each year. Coming from the six states that border the river, collecting more than 20,000 tons of trash and other debris from the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries. The participating states include Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Mayor Troy A. Jolly said, "I'm thankful that individuals and families came together to help clean-up Manchester's shoreline, we all worked hard this past Saturday." The Manchester Area Neighborhood Association was busy during the same time cleaning the curbs from 8th Street down Broadway. Mayor Jolly wants to thank all the residents who helped this past Saturday, to make the Village of Manchester a cleaner place.

Chad Conley

Mark Cole

The Adams County Prosecutor's Office announced last week that two Adams County residents were sentenced to prison. Chad Conley, of Winchester, appeared for sentencing in the Adams County Common Pleas Court. Judge Brett M. Spencer sentenced Conley to 18 months at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Mark Cole, of Peebles, appeared in the Common Pleas Court and plead guilty to

Having a Weapons While Under Disability. Judge Spencer sentenced Cole to 30 months at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Prosecutor David Kelley would like to thank the Probation Department for their efforts that resulted in the successful prosecution of the Conley Case and Sheriff's Department for their efforts that resulted in the successful prosecution of the Cole Case.

World War II Veteran Honored

St. Rt. 41 Slip Project Set to Begin Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will undertake a slip repair project on State Route 41. Imparting lane restrictions later this month. “As a result of severe flooding last year, we have a greater number of slip repair projects in this year’s construction season St. Rt. 41 is just one of many routes in the District 9 area that was affected and will be repaired by contractors,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson. Starting Monday, June 25, crews from the Alan Stone Company will begin operations and

reduce S.R. 41 at the 0.72-mile marker to one, 9-foot lane. Situated between Sinking Spring and the Highland - Adams County line, the project site is located just north of Township Road 423 (Brushcreek Road). Alan Stone, of Cutler, was awarded the contract in the amount of approximately $281,829 to repair the slip. Throughout the construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. The project is anticipated to be completed by late September or early October.

Judge Releases May Statistics Judge Alan W. Foster of the Adams County Court has filed the Court's report with the Supreme Court of Ohio for the month of May 2012. The Court had a total of

347 New Cases filed in May. There were nine Felony Cases, 29 Misdemeanor Cases, two DUI Cases, 263 other Traffic Cases, two Personal Injury and

Property Cases, 29 Contract Cases, 10 Eviction Cases and three Small Claims Cases. During the same period, the Court terminated a total of 264 cases.

Adams County Sheriff Intake and Release Report June 8 - 14 Angela Abner, 29, West Union, Trafficking in Drugs Heroin. Booked 6/6 Released 6/11. Richard Bevins, 61, Seaman, Sexual imposition Victim Impaired. Booked 6/4 Released 6/13. Donnie Allen Bradley, 27, Peebles, Driving Under Suspension. Booked 6/4 Released 6/8. Theadesa D. Combess, 40, Manchester, Breaking & Entering and Possession of Drugs - Heroin. Booked 6/6 Released 6/12. Marty K. Dotson, 36, West Union, Trafficking in Drugs. Booked 5/12 Released 6/11. Robert W. Fisher, 27, W. Portsmouth, Theft. Booked 6/4 Released 6/11. Chad Allen Francis, 22, West Union, Probation Detainer. Booked 6/11. Heather Dawn Grooms, 21, West Union, Disorderly Conduct ans Held for another department. Booked 6/13 Released 6/15. Lavone Ray Grooms, 40, Manchester, Probation Detainer. Booked 5/23 Released 6/13. Lisa Sue Grooms, 40, West Union, Trafficking in

Drugs - Heroin and Possession of Drugs - Heroin. Booked 3/21 Released 6/11. Bobby Lee Hanshaw, 27, West Union, Domestic Violence. Booked 6/8 Released 6/13. Mark A. Harp Jr., 32, West Union, Probation Detainer. Booked 6/11. Adam Wade Henderson, 30, Georgetown, Non support. Booked 5/16 Released 6/13. Joey Don Isaac, 43, Dayton, Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor Charge. Booked 6/12 Released 6/14. Mark S. Koller, 48, Winchester, Illegal Assembly of Chemicals for Manufacturing of Drugs. Booked 5/30 Released 6/13. David R. McClanahan III, 26, West Union, Assault. Booked 3/27 Released 6/13. Candace M. Mitchell, 26, West Union, Trafficking in Drugs. Booked 6/11 Released 6/12. Tessa D. Montgomery, 33, Lynx, Probation Detainer. Booked 6/13. Michael L. Perry, 36, Blue Creek, Resisting Arrest and Drug Paraphernalia. Booked 6/9 Released 6/11. Marie Nicole Phillips, 21,

Trafficking in Drugs Heroin. Booked 6/6 Released 6/13. Cheyenne M. Richendoller, 32, Winchester, Probation Detainer. Booked 5/29 Released 6/12. Joni Kay Sanders, 36, Manchester, Trafficking in Drugs. Booked 6/9. Christopher W. Shiveley, 30, Peebles, Failure to Appear on a Felony Charge. Booked 6/9. Derk H. Smith, 39, Peebles, Disorderly Conduct. Booked 6/8 Released 6/9. Lance R. Smith, 49, Peebles, Disorderly Conduct. Booked 6/9 Released 6/9. Randy L. Smith, 44, Peebles, Disorderly Conduct. Booked 6/9 Released 6/9. Jesse Lee Tabor, 26, Seaman, Failure to Appear on a Misdemeanor Charge. Booked 6/13 Released 6/15. Jerod W. Thacker, 32, Manchester, Domestic Violence. Booked 6/11 Released 6/12. Kenneth Edward Young, 38, Goshen, Theft. Booked 5/1 Released 6/11. Carlie Jean Zornes, 37, West Union, Probation Detainer. Booked 5/30 Released 6/13.

The Informer

Publication of Adams County Press, LLC P.O. Box 801 West Union, OH 45693

Pictured is Orville "Pickles" Frazier – admiring the Medal of Valor he just received. Orville "Pickles" Frazier was honored with a Medal of Valor at Ohio Valley Manor on June 7. A veteran of World War II, Frazier has received 4 purple hearts, 2 silver stars, 1 bronze star and 4 additional medals for his service to his country. Most recently Frazier was inducted into

the Ohio Military Hall of Fame, but was unable to attend the ceremony in Columbus, Ohio due to illness. Family and friends brought the ceremony to him as they gathered at OVM. Doug White presented Frazier with the Ohio Military Hall of Fame Medal of Valor. White is a friend of the family and former Ohio Senator and was honored to present the Medal of Valor to Frazier at OVM. Frazier returned to Aberdeen in 1945 after serving his country, where he married Catherine Marie Clark and together they raised three children, Melissa, Rick and Larry. Frazier was a staple in the community of Aberdeen; he served as a member of the city council. Frazier was an Aberdeen firefighter for 30 years and severed as fire chief for 10 years. The celebration for Frazier was concluded with refreshments, time for visiting and looking at Frazier’s World War II memorabilia and medals. Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located north of Ripley, Ohio on U.S. Highway 68. Focused on your health and wellness, OVM healthcare options include outpatient therapy, short-term rehabilitation, subacute care, assisted living, memory care, long-term care and home health. Visit to learn more about our services, facility and healthcare team. See more Medal Ceremonies on page 5.

Happy Father’s Day from








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.


*With Approved Credit. Without Tax, Title and fee.

See everything we have in-stock at


33 Dodge City Drive, Peebles, OH 587-2621 - 800-956-6727

The Informer - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 3

Obituaries Sandra L. Palmer Knauff

Johnny C. Tolle

Sandra L. Palmer Knauff, 55,of Jamestown, died Wednesday, June 13, at her home. She was born July 21, 1956 in West Union, to the late Joseph and Freda Scott Palmer. She was a homemaker and attended the Hickory Ridge Church. She and her husband, Michael, had been married for 35 years as of April 17. She is survived by her husband, Michael W. Knauff of Jamestown, three sons Chad Knauff of Sabina, Justin (Kella) Knauff and Jeffrey Ferguson both of Xenia, six brothers Jeff (Cathy) Palmer of Hillsboro, Robert (Joyce) Palmer of Dover, Ky., Gene (Beverly) Palmer of Maysville, KY., Danny (Rosie) Palmer of Manchester, Stephen Palmer of Batavia, and Ronnie Palmer of Ripley, six sisters Shirley (Charles) McClur of Greenfield, Ind., Evelyn Dugan of Ripley, Brenda (Michael) Meranda and Terry (Larry) Meyer both of Cincinnati, Gladys (Craig) Cluxton and Lois (Wendell) Hughes both of Manchester and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16 at Wilson Home for Funerals. Rev Billy Newton officiated. Burial followed at the Putney Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.

Ron Irwin

Ron Irwin, 55, of West Union, died Tuesday, June 12. He was born October 5, 1956, in Maysville, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by parents, Donald E. Irwin and Joyce L. (Tucker) Irwin. He is survived by wife, Peggy (Lorenzo) Irwin of West Union; two daughters Melissa (Stacy) Vinson and Judy (Joey) Traylor, both of West Union; one brother Jerry (Carolyn) Irwin of Manchester; three sisters Brenda (David) Kinhalt of Green Township in Adams County, Connie (Troy) Bilyeu of Manchester, Linda Irwin of Manchester four grandchildren David Irwin, Khloe Vinson, Jasmine Traylor, Wyatt Traylor, many uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces. He was co-owner and operator of Ron’s Heating, Cooling, Electric and Plumbing Service of West Union for 26 years. He was a former employee of West Union Electric and Plumbing Company in West Union for 8 years. He was a member of the Northside Church in West Union and he attended the West Union Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Northside Church, 400 North Street, West Union, OH 45693, and Ron Irwin’s grandchildren’s fund, c/o Peggy Irwin, 217 Tower Drive, West Union, Oh. 45693. The funeral service was Friday, June 15, at Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc. in West Union. Pastor James Richard Lloyd officiated. The interment was at West Union Cemetery.

Ross Gr ocer y 309 W. 4th Street Manchester 549-4580 K.B. Bologna . . . .$1.19 Lb. Kahn’s Bologna . .$2.59 Lb. Turkey Breast . . .$2.59 Lb. Ham & Cheese . .$3.39 Lb. Ham . . . . . . . . . . .$2.59 Lb.

Johnny C. Tolle, 72, of Unity, died Tuesday, June 12, at his residence. Mr. Tolle was born February 14, 1940 the son of the late John A. and Violet G. (Setty) Tolle in Adams County, besides his parents he was proceeded in death by two brothers Gary and Chester Tolle and two sisters Shirley Tolle and Marie Hodge. Survivors include his wife Beverly Tolle of Unity; six sons Mike Tolle and wife Kathy of Texas, Kenny Tolle and wife Linda of Peebles, Jeff Tolle of Winchester, Troy Tolle and Mark Tolle both of Unity, Shawn Isaac of Middletown; three daughters Pamela Nix of Alabama, Sherri Mathews of Manchester, Mariah Isaac of Unity; one brother James Tolle of Peebles; six sisters Pearl Conway of Zanefield, Juanita Kelly of Piqua, Naomi Snodgrass of Williamsburg, Eunice Burgess of Lynx, Janet Browning of Batavia, Judy Rogers of West Union, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16, at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home, West Union, with Mike Bender officiating. Burial followed in the Tolle Family Cemetery, in Unity. Memorials can be made to the Helping Hands at the Gospel Lighthouse Chapel in Blue Creek. Friends and family can sign Mr. Tolle’s online guestbook @

Funeral Directory Lafferty

Funeral Home Inc.

John R. Lafferty, Owner & Manager Established 1848 205 S. Cherry St., West Union, Ohio


Thompson Meeker Funeral Home (Formerly Beam Funeral Home) 216 W. Mulberry St. West Union, Ohio



Homes for Funerals, Inc. 35 W. 2nd St., Manchester, Ohio


Monuments Peebles Monument Company

172 N. Main St., Peebles, Ohio 45660


236 N. Market St., West Union, Ohio 45693

937-544-2931 Holsinger Monument & Rock Engraving


206 N. Pleasant St., West Union

Penny Saver 308 E. Main St. West Union


Little Debbie Snack Cakes $ .99 a box Del Monte Vegetables $ .75 a can Cereral $1.99 a box Dog Food $12.99 40 lb. bag Cat Food $9.99 lb. bag

West Union

Special 16 Inch Pizza 2 Topping


$ 99

544-7100 or 5443784 Manchester 549-2291 or 549-3643 Peebles 587-3308 or 587-2959 Seaman 386-2121 or 386-2713 Aberdeen 795-2523 or 795-2522 Credit/Debit Card Accepted!

Community News/Events The Area Agency on Aging District 7 Board of Trustees Meeting will be held Monday, June 18 at the SOMC Friends Center in Portsmouth. For more information call 800 582-7277. The Adams County/Ohio Valley School District Board of Education regular board meeting is Monday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. at the West Union Elementary. A Records Commission Meeting will be held directly following the regular board meeting. The Ohio Valley Joint Vocational School District Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center.

Attorney Michelle Wickerham Has License Revoked The Ohio Supreme Court recently revoked the license of former Attorney Michelle Wickerham for multiple violations of state attorney discipline rules in her dealings with more than 30 clients. Wickerham once practiced law in West Union. Wickerham accepted fee advances from dozens of clients, but then failed to attend scheduled meetings and court appearances or to complete promised legal work in the clients’ cases, she also failed to respond

to requests for information about the status of their legal matters and then failed to refund the unearned fee advances despite clients’ requests The court found aggravating factors that she acted with a selfish motive, committed multiple violations that caused harm to multiple clients and failed to cooperate with disciplinary authorities in the investigation of her misconduct. The court also noted that it had imposed an interim

suspension against Wickerham’s law license in April 2011 to protect the public following the filing of multiple client grievances against her and another administrative suspension imposed in November 2011 for failure to comply with biennial attorney registration requirements. Two of the 47 victims of Attorney Wickerham will be awarded reimbursed a total of $2,177 as a result of Wickerham’s failure to provide the services

Letter to the Editor

"Shouldn't Take it Personal" Comment from coach The school official said that they would let me know by May 21 of their decision on this incident. Some members of your community are in a dispute over an incident that happened at a softball game on May 15. It was an away game. What people don't realize is that I, the father of the player involved in the incident, was sitting on the other side of the dugout across from first base and had a clear view of the incident. The other parents were sitting behind home plate and did not have the clear view that I had.Where I was sitting, I was close enough to watch the girls come in and out of the dugout and make their facial expressions. After my daughter misplayed a ball in the field and the inning ended, the girls were coming into the dugout. My daughter was coming into the dugout and a coach approached her and shoved her. I could see the coaches face when he came out of the dugout. It was a face of anger and frustration. The shove was not a playful shove or one to get her attention. It was a full on angry shove. When the coach shoved my daughter, I saw another one of the coaches just drop his head, turn his back and walk away. The next inning my daughter almost made an outstanding play and the coach yelled "now that's what I mean."

Wickerham requested from the Clients’ Security Fund of Ohio.

My daughter will never play softball for the school again because of this incident. In my opinion the school has given the coaches the okay to do whatever they want to get the attention of the players. This latest incident is not the only time the school has allowed something like this to go on with one of my children. Just imagine being a young child getting sick and vomiting on yourself. Then getting sat out in the hallway by yourself nobody comforting you. The same child was made to strip to look for bruises. One of my daughters was waiting for the bus and a school official called her a "sweet prostitute." Another of my daughters was touched inappropriately by members of a boys sports team. The boys involved were made to watch a movie and run laps. The following is a quote from our player's handbook. "During the season our goal for you is to gain valuable knowledge about the game, build strong friendships, self confidence, work ethic, trust and good long-lasting memories both on and off the field. As of yet nobody has apologized to my daughter or have called to inform us of any action involving the latest incident. MEMORIES Rick Davy Hillsboro

Adams County Public Library A new Online Catalog is now available through the Adams County Public Library’s website. The new Catalog is part of the Library’s recent software transition, and allows Adams County Public Library patrons to continue accessing public library materials from all over Ohio. Patrons can use the Online Catalog to search for items, check due dates and renew borrowed library materials, and place requests for items, by logging in with your complete library card number and PIN. Guides and video tutorials for the new Catalog are available at Summer Reading events continue at all branches of the Adams County Public Library! Watch for these events in the coming week: Wednesday, June 20 – Join Kathy Behr at 10:30 am at the Peebles Public Library to learn about bats! These friendly mammals fly with sonar powers and feed on pesky insects. All ages are welcome to attend this special event. Thursday, June 21 – If you missed seeing wildlife group Raptor, Inc, at the Peebles and North Adams Libraries, you can still catch their presentation and meet some wild birds of prey at the West Union and Manchester Libraries. If you’ve never met an owl up close, come to the West Union Library at 10:30 am, or the Manchester Library at 2:00 pm. Raptor, Inc, is a non-profit agency that cares of injured birds of prey and returns them to their natural environment. Teen Summer Reading at the West Union Library continues at 5:30 pm with a program exploring the effects of food and sleep on your health and mood. Hungry? We’ll prepare a delicious wrap to eat. Tuesday, June 26 – Do you like to play car games while traveling? A car game like “I spy” or “the license plate game” was the beginning of the Quilt Barn Trail, and it started right

ABCAP Senior Nutrition Menu Wednesday, June 20 Grilled Chicken Breast, Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts, Buttered Corn, Apple, Spice Cake and Bread. Thusday, June 21 Salisbuy Steak w/Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Succotash, Pears and Roll. Friday, June 22 Taco Salad with Taco Meat,

Black Beans, Rice, Salsa, Tortilla Chips and Pineapple. Monday, June 25 Chicken Tenders, Hash Brown Casserole, Green Beans, Bread, Fruit Cocktail and Cookie. Tuesday, June 26 Ham Slice, Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower, Juice and Bread.

Adams County Health Department 923 Sunrise Ave., West Union 544-5547 Immunization Clinic Thursday, June 21 1:00 4:00 p.m. Hope Van Schedule Tuesday, June 19

Manchester 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21 Seaman 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 Peebles 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

THANK YOU I would like to thank my family and friends who made my surprise birthday party a special occasion. Thanks for the cards, gifts and your presence. Thanks to Joyce Polley for planning the surprise party and Debra's Creations for the pictures. Your love and kindness is greatly appreciated. Elva Tolle

here in Adams County. Come to the North Adams Library at 3:30 pm to learn how one young girl’s dream blossomed into reality. Wednesday, June 27 – The Cat in the Hat will be here – you’ll see! He loves to read, and so do we. Join us at the Peebles Library at 10:30 am. Kids can wear their pajamas to this Summer Reading event. For more information, call your local branch of the Adams County Public Library. A full schedule of Summer Reading Program events is available on our website, Library Hours: Mon thru Sat 10 am – 5 pm Except Tuesdays, when Peebles & North Adams open at 10:30 am

Happy Birthday for big 60 Just turned 60 and not quite as tall This favorite son who's known by all Could have been a pro at basketball Lucky for us, he chose criminal law

4 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - The Informer

Adams County Senior Citizens Paul Hall & Associates Honored at National Sales Conference SUMMER HAD ARRIVED! Well, actually summer officially begins Wednesday, June 20th, but it seems to have gotten a headstart with all the hot temperatures and humidity we’ve been having. Even though the kids seem to thrive on this kind of hot, sticky weather – heat can be a killer, especially among the elderly! Hot weather can place a dangerous strain on your body, especially your heart. When temperatures and humidity climb, they can overwhelm your body’s ability to get rid of excess heat, and the result can make you very sick or even kill you. So, when the temperature climbs, drink plenty of fluids, wear loose, light clothing, don’t overdo it, just take it easy –and if you have to be outside, but sure to put on sunscreen and stay in the shade as much as possible. It’s better to be safe than sorry! MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The Manchester Senior Citizens will be having their monthly meal/meeting next Friday, June 28th at 12 noon at their community building. They have special entertainment planned with Roy Carpenter singing. It’s a covered dish, carry-in, so whip up some goodies and go join them. It’s always a fun time! 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! 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. DO YOU ALWAYS WEAR A SEATBELT? Even though it’s a state law, many people still just jump into their vehicle without giving it a second thought. Some say, “I’d rather be thrown clear of an accident!” And, that might be fine if you could choose where you would land. But, you’re likely to be thrown onto the concrete road or into the path of on-coming traffic. Statistics show that being thrown from the car makes you 25 more times likely to



INSURANCE AGENCY Auto - Home - Mobile Home Flood - Farm - Life Business & Specialty Lines Office: 937-544-3123 Office: 937-544-3795 Home: 937-587-3293

313 East Main Street West Union, OH 45693

suffer a fatal injury during a crash. So, take that extra second and buckle up! The ABCAP Summer Crisis Program 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. When people think about health and wellness – we tend to think about it from the neck down. But, the health of your brain plays a vital role in everything you do. Research shows that a sharp, active mind is a great defense against Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia. Lots can be done to keep your brain healthier as you age – some are fun and easy! NUMBERS COUNT: Keep your body weight, blood sugar level and cholesterol levels within recommended ranges. BRAIN FOOD: Eat lowfat, low-cholesterol foods that includes colorful vegetables and fruits. BODY WORK-OUT: It doesn’t have to be anything strenuous, just do what you can. Physical exercise keeps the blood flowing and actually encourages new brain cells. MIND JOG: Read, write, play games, do crossword puzzles – anything to keep your brain in motion. BE SOCIABLE: Go to your local Senior Center, library or hospital and volunteer to help out. You will certainly be a welcome breath of fresh air. Interact with others, everybody needs somebody, sometimes. It will take your mind off your own problems as you help someone else. JUST A THOUGHT: People are funny. They spend money they don’t have - to buy things they don’t need - to impress people they don’t like.

Pictured (L/R): President Nationwide Agribusiness Gary Douglas, Paul Hall, Justin Holbrook and Chairman Nationwide Agribusiness Jeff Zellars. Paul Hall, President of Paul Hall & Associates of Mt. Orab and Justin Holbrook, Vice president of Sales, Blanchester, were recognized at the Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company national sales conference held in Monterey, Ca., as among of the company's leading writers of farm insurance. They are On Your Side Master Farm Certified Agents. The Annual FAST Track Conference was held in recognition of top-producing agents in sales of new farm insurance policies during 2011. "Farm coverage is a highly specialized line of insurance," said Jerry hillard, Farm Sales Director, Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance

Company, Des Moines. "Only agents who specialize in this highly complex type of business can provide our farm customers with important advise and counsel. Our FAST Track Conference recognizes agents who have made this commitment." While more than 9,300 agencies write farm insurance for Nationwide, only 94 qualified for the 2012 FAST Track Conference. Paul Hall & Associates were one of the 3 in Ohio and again was the largest writer in Ohio. "Congratulations to Paul Hall and Justin Holbrook on reaching this level of recognition," said Hillard. "and for their recognition ongoing dedication to protecting Ohio Farmers."

Cuffs and Collars Field reports from Ohio Division of Wildlife Officers Southeast Ohio One evening in late May, State Wildlife Officer Ted Witham received a voicemail from a concerned sportsman in regard to a motor vehicle that had driven onto a state wildlife area and was “tearing the place up.” Officer Witham quickly proceeded to the location of the violation and could hear loud banging coming from the bottom of the valley. Officer Witham approached the area and could see four individuals and two Jeeps in front of him. Officer Witham noticed that a black Jeep was hopelessly buried in the mud up to its doors and a red Jeep was hung up in the creek bed with a flat front tire. After securing the scene and talking with the group, Officer Witham was able to ascertain that one individual had driven the black Jeep onto the wildlife area a couple of days earlier and got it stuck. He then borrowed his friend’s red Jeep and drove it onto the area in an attempt to free the first vehicle. In the process of driving to the first vehicle, the red Jeep blew a tire and ended up stuck in the creek bed. Officer Witham issued two citations to the individual for operating a motor vehicle in a non-designated area. The subject appeared in court, was found guilty, and was ordered to pay $406 in fines and court costs. Northwest Ohio Last fall, Wildlife Officer Jason Parr set up a spotlighting enforcement project in the Crawford County. Officer Parr had received numerous complaints over the past few years from landowners and hunters in Crawford County pertaining to a group of hunters from Michigan. The calls were primarily related to hunting without permission and spotlighting deer. A spotlighting enforcement project was set up in 2010 for this group of hunters, without success. In 2011, another spotlighting enforcement project was set up in Crawford County for this group. During this project, State Wildlife Officers Josh Zientek and Greg Wasilewski observed a truck parked near a woodlot. The truck possessed a Michigan license plate and matched the description of the suspects’ vehicle. A person dressed in camouflage clothing was also observed standing along the side of the truck.

Officer Zientek and Officer Wasilewski spoke with the man. The man told the officers that he had been helping a friend look for a deer that had been shot. He also stated that they were unable to find the deer. After further investigation, it was determined that one hunter had shot a large buck earlier in the evening, but didn't have an either-sex deer permit to tag the deer with. The hunter had already field dressed the deer and dragged it a short distance. Officers Zientek and Wasilewski located the suc-

cessful hunter's tree stand, compound bow, and deer; however, there was no sign of the hunter. Officer Parr and Wildlife Officer Supervisor Kevin Russell joined the search for the man. After approximately 45 minutes of searching and calling out for the hunter, the man was finally located. Officer Wasilewski located the hunter hiding in a nearby semitruck trailer. The hunter was handcuffed, for safety reasons, and escorted back to the vehicles. The hunter began to cooperate. That evening, the hunter who harvested the large buck was issued one summons for harvesting a deer without obtaining a deer permit and a second summons for failing to immediately attach a deer permit to the dead deer where it fell. He later posted bond at the local police department and was released. Officer Wasilewski and Officer Zientek seized the deer as evidence, which was later scored by an official deer scorer at just over 160 inches. Later the hunter who harvested the deer was also charged with deterring state wildlife officers for hiding in the trailer. A summons was also issued to the hunter’s friend for aiding in a wildlife violation. He pled no contest in the Crawford County Municipal Court, was found guilty, and received a $250 fine with $125 suspended. Including court courts he paid a total of $214 for his assistance in the violation. The hunter who harvested the deer pled not guilty to all three charges. After a pre-trial, the hunter

received: a one-year hunting license revocation, was ordered to pay $1,500 toward the restitution value of the illegally harvested deer, forfeiture of his compound bow and its accessories, forfeiture of the entire deer, 180 days in jail with all 180 days suspended, a $500 fine with all $500 suspended, and five years of probation in which the hunter must abide by the laws of the state of Ohio. In total, the hunter was ordered to pay $1,724. Information provided to Officer Parr from concerned landowners and hunters in Crawford County made this case possible. Another option of providing information is Ohio's TIP, "Turn In a Poacher." TIP is helping to curtail poaching throughout the state. TIP is designed to involve the public in reporting wildlife violations. Citizens who observe wildlife violations should record the information then call the TIP tollfree hot line at 1-800-POACHER or visit the Web at You do not have to give your name...just the facts. Northeast Ohio During the 2011Deer Gun season, Medina County Wildlife Officer Eric Moore, Summit County Wildlife Officer Brennan Earick and Wildlife Investigator Rick Louttit were checking hunters when they observed an individual talking on a cell phone walking out of the woods. As they pulled into the field where several vehicles were parked, the man who was talking on the cell phone disappeared into the thicket. Officer Moore entered the woodlot attempting to locate the individual. Shortly thereafter, Officer Louttit indicated that two hunters were walking out of the woods, only one of them carrying a firearm. The officers contacted the hunters and determined that the individual was carrying an unplugged shotgun. The other hunter claimed he was not hunting, but rather driving deer for his partner. Investigator Louttit and Officer Earick went back in the woods and found two dead deer that had been freshly killed and partially field dressed. The results of the investigation revealed that the hunter without the firearm had left his unplugged shotgun in the field after he saw the officers. He also had killed both deer and failed to tag them. Both individuals were charged with several wildlife offenses.

Market Rabbit Tattooing Scheduled Carolyn L. Belczyk Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development OSU Extension Adams County 4-H and FFA members who want to exhibit market rabbits in the 2012 Adams County Fair must bring their rabbits to the fairgrounds on Thursday evening, June 21, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to have them tattooed. Members must have been properly enrolled in the market rabbit project by organization deadlines in order to exhibit rabbits at the fair. They may tattoo as many as four rabbits, which will be shown in pens of two at the fair. Rabbits should be 8-10 weeks old at time of fair check-in on July 15, and each rabbit in the pen must weigh from 3.5 to 5.5 pounds on July 15 in order to compete for champion, OME recognition, and to sell in the Adams

County Junior Fair Small Animal, Baked Goods, and Crop Sale. Rabbits in a pen should be as identical as possible in weight, age, appearance, conformation, and size. Meat pens with one or more underweight or overweight rabbit may be show in designated underweight or overweight classes and in showmanship, but cannot compete for champion or be sold through the sale. The Rabbit Show at the fair will be held on Tuesday, July 17, beginning with Showmanship at 8:30 a.m. The show will be held in the Junior Fair Activity Building. Travis West, Extension Educator, Vinton County, will be the judge for this year’s show. Anyone needing more information at the tattooing or show at the fair may contact OSU Extension Adams County at 937-544-2339.

The Informer - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 5

Politics & Government Governor Signs Eight Bills Into Law Rep. Schmidt honors Adams County Veterans' with ceremony Governor John R. Kasich signed the following pieces of legislation into Ohio law last week. H.B. 292 Sponsored by Anne Gonzales (R) The bill creates licensure requirements for genetic counselors, modifies laws governing the State Medical Board and creates visiting clinical professional development certificate for those not licensed in Ohio. H.B. 327 Sponsored by Anne Gonzales (R) authorizes employers who meet certain requirements to receive a job creation tax credit for the employment of home-based employees and requires the Director of Development to issue a report on the credit in six years. H.B. 341 Sponsored by Michael Henne (R) changes laws governing fraternal benefit societies, insurance

company investments and adverse benefit determinations. H.B. 408 Sponsored by Louis Terhar (R) changes the composition of certain metropolitan housing authorities. H.B. 491 Sponsored by Ron Young (R) and Casey

the assessment, levy and collection of taxes in Ohio. It also makes changes to laws governing peer review of public accounting firms. S.B. 202 Sponsored by Bill Seitz (R) specifies the responsibilities of owners of property towards trespassers, specifies the circumstances in which Guest Column the owner of a property Gov. John R. would be responsible Kasich (R) Ohio for the death or injury of a trespasser, and declares that the American Law Institute’s finalized "Restatement Third of Kozlowski (R) designates Torts: Liability for Physical June as "Ohio Wines and Emotional Harm" does Month," and allows certain not constitute the public agency liquor stores to sell policy of Ohio. alcoholic beverages for S.B. 302 Sponsored by consumption on- or off- Gayle Manning (R) revises premises. the requirements for backH.B. 508 Sponsored by ground investigations for Peter Beck (R) makes the Solid, Hazardous and changes to laws governing Infectious Wastes Law.

Pictured: Congresswoman Jean Schmidt presents medals Friday to two brothers who served aboard separate ships in the Navy during the Vietnam War, Charles Abrams (with his dog, Copper, on his lap) and Arthur Abrams, both of Peebles. The men had requested the congresswoman's help in obtaining the medals they earned for their combat duty. "We've been out (over 40) years, and someone finally says Job well done," said an appreciative Charles Abrams. The medals were presented to the men during a Friday ceremony at the congresswoman's Adams County office in Peebles.

Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Dr. Terry Johnson for election with rare “A+” Rating Portsmouth, Ohio – 04 June2012 – Rick Jones, Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) Region Leader, announced that Ohio State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson has been awarded a coveted endorsement rating. Johnson is the 89th District incumbent serving in his first two year term. He is running for election to the new 90th District, formed in the recent redistricting. The 90th District will include all of Adams, Scioto and a portion of Lawrence Counties. The BFA is a political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the right of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation. “We work to elect progun candidates and lobby for pro-gun legislation,”

Jones said. “Endorsements from Buckeye Firearms are not “given” to candidates, they are earned! With his diligent dedication to protecting and advancing our Second Amendment rights, Representative Johnson has more than earned this endorsement from the BFA.

ever receive.” “The Second Amendment is part of our U.S. Constitution,” Johnson commented. “It is part of our Bill of Rights. As Americans, we are unique in that we have so many liberties. We must not take them for granted! We must guard against the erosion of all of our constitutional Guest Column rights, and seek to restore those that have State Representative been infringed. To allow any of them to Terry Johnson slip away is to become R-Ohio less American. I will not tolerate this – I will fight to my last breath to defend our way of It is my pleasure and honor life, our God-given rights, to announce that he has been our Constitution.” endorsed for the office of Representative Johnson Ohio Representative in the is a stalwart supporter of 90th District. Not only has Second Amendment rights he earned that endorsement, and currently is sponsoring he has also received an House Bill 495, which “A+” rating, something that would expand concealed very, very few have or will carry reciprocity to additional states and simplify Ohio gun law. Johnson is a physician in Scioto County Financial Advisor where he lives with his wife, Jennifer, a pharmacist. 481 Tucker Dr He has four sons and a P.O. Box 218 granddaughter who also live Maysville, KY 41056 there. Johnson is a retired Ohio Army National Guard Bus. 606-759-9910 Colonel and senior flight Fax 877-516-3173 surgeon. He completed Cell 937-725-0417 three tours of duty in the Iraq War.

Ronald B Lynch

Contacting your government Auditor David Gifford 544-2364

County Court Judge Alan W. Foster 544-5251

Clerk of Courts Gary Gardner 544-2344

Member of Congress Second District – Ohio Jean Schmidt 740-354-1440

County Commissioners Roger Rhonemus Brian Baldridge Justin Cooper 544-3286 Engineer David Hook 544-2943 Prosecuting Attorney David Kelley 544-3600 Recorder Mark Tolle 544-5051 Sheriff Kimmy Ray Rogers 544-2314 Treasurer Lisa A. Newman 544-2317 Judge – Court of Common Pleas Brett Spencer 544-2921

United States Senator – Ohio Senior Senator Sherrod Brown (202) 224-2315 Junior Senator Rob Portman (202) 224-3353 Office of the Governor John R. Kasich (614) 466-3555 State Senator Tom Niehaus 614-466-8082 State Representative Danny R. Bubp 88th House District 614-644-6034 State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson 89th House District (614) 466-2124

Pictured: Congresswoman Jean Schmidt presents medals to Russell Pollitt of Manchester on Friday. Pollitt, 86, earned the medals in the Army during World War II. He was joined by his three sons and other family members. He had asked her help in replacing the medals, which were lost in traveling home after being discharged in 1946. The congresswoman presented him with the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other commendations at Veterans Memorial Park in Manchester. About three dozen people attended the ceremony in the Manchester Veteran's Park. Last week, some local veterans were awarded medals for their military service by U.S. Representative Jean Schmidt. Schmidt held two ceremonies in the in Peebles and the other in Manchester. Brothers Arthur and Charles Abrams of Peebles joined the Navy on the same day in November 1963. Both men served until late 1967, but on different ships. Arthur served as a fireman and boiler technician on the US.S. Colonial. Charles worked in the aviation department, assigned to the U.S.S. Constellation. On Friday, both men were awarded the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam Service medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 device with help from the Congresswoman's Peebles office. A ceremony also took place in

Manchester today at Veterans Memorial Park, where 86 year-old Russell Pollitt received numerous medals for his service in World War Two, including the Battle of the Bulge. The Army initially rejected Pollitt when he first tried to join after graduating from Manchester High School because of his poor eyesight. The Army changed its mind. Pollitt lost all of his medals during his travels in the world, except for a tattered Purple Heart. Today, he received a new Purple Heart, along with the Bronze Star. Pollitt's three sons.... Bobby, Timmy and Rusty all live out of town. All three showed up at today's ceremony as an early Father's Day present. Pollitt's 14 year-old great grandson was also on hand. Private First class Pollitt was discharged on July 4th, 1946

Military Sales To Keep Abrams Tank Plant Production Going Abrams Tank Manufactured at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima Senator Sherrod Brown (D) concerned over the U.S. Army’s reliance on foreign military sales to sustain production of the M1A2 Abrams tank, sent a letter today to the Defense Department urging the agency not to leave the viability of the tank subject to the needs of foreign nations. “Keeping the Abrams modernization and production program going is critical for our national security and military readiness,” said Brown. “Relying on foreign military sales is a risky proposition that leaves our industrial base vulnerable to the demands of foreign countries. Ensuring adequate funding for the production

of at least 70 tanks per year is fiscally responsible, keeps the local economy in Lima strong, and helps bolster our national security.” “I remain concerned that we as a nation are depending on foreign mili-

Senator S h e r r o Brown D-Ohio

tary sales (FMS) to sustain domestic tank production. It is my judgment and experience that this leaves too much to chance,” the letter states. “We cannot afford to leave the fate of a uniquely skilled U.S. industrial base to the whims and economies of other nations. I ask for your continued support for addi-

tional U.S. funding to ensure the viability of the U.S. tank industrial base.” Brown has been a longtime champion of the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC). Brown recently met with Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) to discuss funding for the JSMC in d the Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Authorization bill, and in April 2012, sent him a letter urging preservation of the Abrams tank program. He also sent letters to U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and the Obama Administration in 2011 urging them to reject plans to end the M1A2 Abrams tank modernization program for Fiscal Year 2012, and met with workers and management at the JSMC in 2010.

The Private Sector is Doing Fine Senator McConnell released the following statement after the President’s press conference where he claimed the ‘private sector is doing fine’ and called for even more Washington spending. “Whether the President wants to acknowledge it or not, we are now living in the Obama Economy, and no ‘post-it note’ proposal can reverse the damage done by his policies over the past three and a half

years. It’s baffling that in the face of all evidence to the contrary, this President still believes that spending money we don’t have to

economy would respond much more favorably to providing the tax certainty Americans deserve by extending all the tax rates and assuring employers they do not have to budget for the largest tax Mitch increase in American hisMcConnell (R) tory next year. The Ky. U.S. Senate Obama Economy is even Republican slower now than when Minority Leader we extended the rates in 2010—raising taxes on job creators in this slow inflate the government is economy is simply not the the answer to America’s elixir for his failed polieconomic problems. The cies.”

6 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - The Informer

From The Kitchen Of Pat Wylie Adams County Court Criminal/Traffic Disposition Report Drain pickles. Remove tips; cut into medium sticks. Return to jar. Add all ingredients. Cover; chill at least 24 hours, preferably 2 days. Turn upside down occassionally. Pack into smaller gift jars, adding syrup. Store in refrigerator.

Pat Wylie, Sandy Baker, Casey Rutledge & Stacy Kinhalt COSMETOLOGIST Candied Pickle Sticks 1 quart whole sour or dill pickles, drained. 3 cups sugar. 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pickled sweet cherry peppers.

2 teaspoons instant minced onion. 1 teaspoon celery seed. 1 teaspoon mustard seed. 1/2 teaspoon dried hot peppers. Yield: 1 quart pickle sticks.

Household Hints To preserve leftover egg yolks for future use, place them in small bowl and add 2 tbsp. salad oil. Then put in the refrigerator. The yolk will remain soft and fresh and if kept this way they can be used in many ways.

West Union Village Council The West Union Council met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on May 22, at the Municipal Building, with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. The pledge to the flag, call to order and roll call: John Lafferty, Steve Rothwell, Benny McCarty, Jason Buda, Randy Brewer and Neil Morrison present. Also in attendance Clerk Tanya Johnson, Treasurer Shelley Gifford, Village Administrator/Fire Chief Jerry Kirker, Solicitor Lisa Rothwell Copeland. Visitors Judy Brown, Chester Sininger, Ben Miller and Stephen Ogg. Chester Sininger addressed the council on a property he owns at 206 East Mulberry St., motion by Morrison to place a residential parking sign at the side of this property, second by Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Motion by Morrison to approve the Minutes of May 8. second by McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Motion by Rothwell to approve payment of bills submitted, second by Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Judy Brown spoke to the Council on the South Street property, no action was taken at this time. Steve Ogg, Tax Administrator told Council the West Union Post Office has a P.O. Box available at this time, motion by Buda to open the new p.o. box in the village of West Union, but to leave the p.o. box open, which is in Mt. Orab, for one year, second by Neil Morrison, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Also, Ogg told Council he would be getting a new telephone number for the Village tax office. Report from Jerry Kirker, Village Administrator/Fire Chief 1. The West Union Fire Department has received a grant from the State Fire Marshall for: $10,000 for SCBA and protective clothing.

2. Sally Hayslip called and said there will be some work done on the Courthouse; Mulberry Street between Cross St. and Market Street will be closed for a day. 3. Discussion on the new 4 way stop sign at the corner West Street and South Street, Council decided to try a "Slow Children at Paly" sign at this intersection. 4. Kirker met with the Adams County Commissioners about the Title Department moving into the Municipal Building, Solicitor has the first draft of the contract ready to take to the commissioners. The mayor told Council he had a request to place a mirror across from Sparks Street so turns can be made out on St. Rt. 247, Council decided it was not financially feasible. Also, the mayor thanked Jerry Kirker for all the work he has done to help move the Title Department into the Municipal Building. Buda discussed a few times with Council: stop signs, paper work for the census and the June 5, Council meeting at 6:00 p.m. Brewer asked if the fire hydrants had been flushed, Village Administrator response was not for this year. Morrison made a motion to purchase a 2009 Crown Vic for a police cruiser at the price of: $12,435, second by McCarty, roll call vote: 3 voted yea and Lafferty, Buda, Brewer voted nay. the mayor broke the tie with a nay vote, motion failed. Also, Morrison told the council that Combs and Scott Towing has donated a car for Summer Fest and it will be setting in front of the Municipal Building for advertising. Ordinance 2012-4 to amend Ordinance 2012-3 video service provider, motion by Brewer, second by McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed; and declaring an emergency, motion by Rothwell, second by Brrewer, roll

call vote: all yea, ordinance passed. There was a Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 29, at 7:20pm at the Municipal. Motion by Randy Brewer for executive session ORC 121.22 GI, compensation of personnel, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea. Motion by Neil Morrison to return to regular session, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea. Motion by Benny McCarty for executive session ORC 121.22 G2, sale of property, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea. Motion by Steve Rothwell to return to regular session, second by Jason Buda, roll call vote: all yea. Motion by Randy Brewer to select insurance policy: Aetna-OH MC Choice $3000. -80% for the employees health insurance, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Motion by Randy Brewer to accept bids on the South Street property; bids must be in by July 6, before 12:00(noon) and the bids will be opened on July 10, at the regular council meeting, second by Jason Buda, roll call vote; 4 yea, Lafferty, Morrison-nay, motion passed. Lisa Rothwell Copeland, Solicitor reported to Council on 2 litigation's cases, Mayor's Court cases, drafting the contract for the Title Department, Water and Sewer agreement, Zoning, wavier for parking lots, sewer at the Barnes Subdivision and the bids specs on the South Street property. Other topics discussed were: CIC property, finger print kits, properties that need to be cleaned up and mowed. Motion by Benny McCarty to adjourn, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, meeting adjourned.

West Union Village Council met in special session West Union Village Council met in special session at 6:00 p.m. on June 5, the west Union Fire Department, Station 18, with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. The pledge to the flag, call to order and roll call: John Laffertypresent, Steve Rothwell-present, Benny McCarty-present, Jason Buda-present, Randy Brewerpresent, Neil Morrison-present, Tanya Johnson-Clerk, Jerry Kirker-Village Administrator, Lisa Rothwell Copeland-Solicitor and visitors. Mayor Ted Grooms told the visitors what the special meeting was about: Tap fees, meters and NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX BUDGET Two copies of the 2013 Adams County Tax Budget will be on file with the Adams County Auditor by July 1, 2012. Notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of July, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. a public hearing will be held on the 2013 County Tax Budget prepared by the Board of Adams County Commissioners for the next succeeding fiscal year ending December 31, 2013. Said hearing will be held at the office of the Board of County Commissioners, 110 W. Main Street, Room 102, West Union, Ohio. By Order of the Board of Adams County Commissioners

Diane Ward, Clerk

sewer user's agreement. At this time, the Mayor introduced Holly Johnson, Economic Development, she passed out 4 handouts: 1. West Union Water/Sewer Department's users' agreement 2. Ohio Department of Health- Law and Rule Information 3. West Union Water/Sewer Department-tap fees and rates sheets 4. Findings from EPA and Barnes Subdivision, the Dulaney Addition and Bloom Area After much more discussion, motion by Randy Brewer for NOTICE

The West Union Village Council will hold it's Annual Budget Hearing for 2013 at 7:00 p.m. during regular Council meeting on July 10, 2012 at the Municipal Building, 33 Logans Lane, West Union, Oh. 45693. Tanya Johnson Village Clerk


Ordinance 2012-5 amending ordinance 2008-16 Policies and Procedures Handbook - Bereavement and declaring an emergency. The remainder of this ordinance may be viewed or copy obtained at the Village Clerk's Office at 33 Logans Lane, West Union, Oh. 45693. Tanya Johnson Village Clerk

executive session ORC 121.22 G3, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea. Motion by Randy Brewer to return to regular session, second by Neil Morrison, roll call vote: all yea. After More discussion on, on the tap fees the Mayor explained there were 2 options for the residents to pick from for payment of the tap fees and all residents must be in agreement: 1. Payment up front of the $900.00 tap fees- this can be paid in one lump sum or payment arrangements can be made with the Village Water/Sewer Department with no interest. 2. Let the tap fees be paid with the sewer project loan over 20 years at 1% interest (no amount was given for the payback per month). After more discussion, motion by Steve Rothwell to adjourn, second by Neil Morrison, roll call vote: all yea, meeting adjourned.

Judge Alan Foster Eric T. Gaffin, Stout, 67/55, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Donnie C. Napier, Manchester, No Tail Lights, Fine $15.00, Court Cost $74.00. William T. Ludwick, Harrison, 72/ 60, Fine $79.00, Court Cost $74.00. John D. Leshy, San Fransisco, CA, 73/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Chris Burelson, Dunbar, WV, 74/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Kelley L. Mccable, Cincinnati, 75/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Rebecca M. Heck, Cincinnati, 73/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Donna D. Manchester, West Union, 69/55, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Jonathan M. Rachanski, Orlan Park, IL, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Ray A. Fox, Peebles, 80/60, Fine $100.00, Court Cost $74.00. Russel L. Zokaites, Christiansburg, WV, 73/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Jason L. Gorman, West Union, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. Ralph T. Kinman, Liberty Twp, 67/55, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Randy E. Braken, Peebles, 49/40, Fine $15.00, Court Cost $74.00. Terry Milby, West Union, 70/55, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Douglas Rose, Bentonville, Disorderly Conduct, Fine $100.00, Court Cost $120.00. Rodney M. Watson, West Union, Fail Control, Fine $15.00, Court Cost $74.00. Ski Hurd, West Union, Theft, dismissed Without Prejudice. Daniel Mills, Peebles, Menacing, Dismissed Per Plea Agreement. Monica Delk, Traffic/Drugs, Defendant Waived Preliminary Hearing, Bound Over to the Adams County Grand Jury. Bond: $25,000.00 Cash/Surety. Pamela A. Franklin, Peebles, Felon/Assault, Dismissed Without Prejudice, This Matter Was Presented to the Adams County Grand Jury. Pamela A. Franklin, Peebles, Felon/Assault, Dismissed Without Prejudice, This Matter Was Presented to the Adams County Grand Jury. Billie J. Kuran, Cenerville, Dus/Fail Reinst. Billie J. Kuran, Cenerville, 74/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Rebecca A. Jackson, Cincinnati, 77/60, Fine $100.00, Court Cost $74.00. Kaitlin H. Kuntz, Cenerville, 77/60, Fine $100.00, Court Cost $74.00. Vadena J. white, Manchester, 66/55, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Robert V. Shular, Barbersville, WV, 73/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Randall M. Myrtle, Portsmouth, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. Emily M. Alley, Fayetteville, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Kandra D. Roland, seaman, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. Robert C. Hayslip, Seaman, Seat Belt/Pass, Fine $20.00, Court Cost $45.00. Pegi Wiles, Lynx, Fail Control, Fine $15.00, Court Cost $74.00. Danny E, Thompson, Winchester, seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. Heidi Mahon, Mt Orab, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. David w. Higle, Ripley, Regist. Viol., Fine $25.00, Court Cost $45.00. Donald C. Wilson, Peebles, 66/55, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Adam R. Rider, Piketon, 69/60, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Christina L. Gibbs, Peebles, Fail Control, Fine $15.00, Court Cost $74.00. Christina L. Gibbs, Peebles, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $22.00. Steven C. Wilson, Seaman, 75/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. James A. Shafer, Blue Creek, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost

Kris Blanton

Attorney At Law P.O. Box 849 West Union (937) 544-5019 Divorce/Custody -Wills - Real Estate By Appt. Only

MILLER’S REPAIR Sales & Service of Mowers, Chainsaws, Trimmers, and other Small Engines

Echo Trimmers

Allen Miller

Toro Mowers

9 3 7 -5 5 4 4 -7 7831

620 Wheat Ridge Rd. - West Union, Ohio

$45.00. Kelsey M. Burns, West Union, 68/55. Raymond W. Walsson Jr, Mt Orab, 77/60, Fine $100.00, Court Cost $74.00. Raymond W. Walsson Jr, Bethlehem, DUS/Drug Off, Fine $100.00, Court Cost $63.00, Jail 180 Days, 180 Days Susp. Bobby L. Hanshaw, West Union, DUS-Child Support, Court Cost $163.00, 60 Hrs Community Service. William L. Hayslip, West Union, Attempt Theft, Dismissed Per Plea Agreement. William L. Hayslip, West Union, Crim. Trespass, Court Cost $152.00, Jail 30 Days. Jonathan T. Johnson, West Union, Attempt Theft, Dismissed Per Plea Agreement. Michelle L. Smith, Winchester, Seat Belt/Dr. Jonathan T. Johnson, West Union, Crim.Trespass, Fine $250.00, Court Cost $141.00, 1 Year of Community Control. Jonathan R. Abbott, Peebles, Obstrtructing Justice, Dismissed Plea Agreement, Jail 180 Days, 180 Days Susp. Shae D.Stephens, Manchester, Fail/Tag/Dog, $64.00. Ernest Gregory, Cincinnati, Domestic Violence, Dismissed Without Prejudice. Bruce E. Chapman, Peebles, Disorder/Intox, Fine $100.00, Court Cost $64.00. Amanda R. Shively, Peebles, Fail/Tag/Dog, Fine $100.00, Court Cost $64.00. Chrisotpher S. Holcomb, Peebles, Poss. Marijuanna, Fine $150.00, Court Cost $22.00. Timothy May, West Union, Open Flask, Fine $100.00, Court Cost $64.00. Thomas C. Chapman, Louisville, KY, 72/55, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Emory A. Dials, Portsmouth, Valid O.L., Fine $100.00, Court Cost $78.00, No Points. Adam J. Debord, Physical Cont., Fine $100.00, Court Cost $128.00, Mand Alcohol Counsel at Least Once a Month For 24 Months 2 Yr Probation, Jail 180, 180 Days Susp. Kara L. Ulery, West Union, Valid O.L., Fine $100.00, Court Cost $127.00, Amend Charge No OL No Points. Kara L. Ulery, West Union, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $35.00, Court Cost $22.00. Michelle L. Tully, Manchester, OVI/1st, Fine $375.00, Court Cost $125.00, 2 Yr Probation 1st 6 Months ISP Twice Wkly Drug Screen, Jail 180 Days, 130 days Susp. Jonathan R. Abbott, Peebles, OVI/1st, Fine $375.00, Court Cost $172.00, 2 Yr Probation, Jail 180 Days, 175 Days Susp. Amber L. Temple, Hillsboro, 75/55, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Steven L. Taylor, West Union, Physical Cont., Court Cost $105.00, Jail 180 Days, 170 Days Susp. Carol A. Khouri, Avon, 88/60, Fine $150.00, $75.00. Zachary D. Simpson, Seaman, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. Brooklyn S. Kitchen, Peebles, 57/45, Court Cost $74.00. Yvonne K. Dill, Wilmington, 75/60, $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Kevin W. Burroughs, Williamsburg, Seatbelt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. Deborah L Smith, West Union, 69/55, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Gregory A. Roy, Blue Creek, Regist.Viol., Fine $25.00, Court Cost $45.00. Christopher S. Holcomb, Columbus, 73/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Amanda Landrum, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Bryan E. Yale, Georgetown, 67/55, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Kimberly J. Jameson, Wheelersburg, 71/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Tyler S.Williams, Seaman, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. Patricia B. Neu, Chevy Chasen, MD, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Khalid P. Bhatti, Dunbar WV, 69/60, Fine $26.00, Court Cost $74.00. Matthew A. Unger Seaman, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00.

Chris D.Wright, Sardinia 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Ethan S. Carraher, Mt Orab, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. David J. Thompson, West Union, 66/55, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Richard E. Cox, West Union, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. Carolyn N. Johnston, Peebles, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Zachary C. Fetchu, Akron, 74/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Rachel N. White, Florence, KY, Expire/OL/Less6, Fine $23.00, Court Cost $22.00. Rachel N. White, Florence, KY, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Aparna Chada, Cincinnati, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Pamela L. Sutter, Sardinia, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Floyd Abbott Jr, Blue Creek, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $35.00, Court Cost $45.00. Jamie R. Vogler, West Union, Fail Stop Sign, Fine $15.00, Court Cost $74.00. Dennis R. Littleton, Manchester, Fail Stop Sign, Court Cost $74.00. Elizabeth J. Pendell, Peebles, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Qi Guo, Glen Allen, VA, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Coen R. Weiler, New Palestine, IN, 85/60, Fine $150.00, Court Cost $74.00. Chad O. Hinkle, Sardinia, Fail Control, Sarah A. Mcmanus, Cincinnati, 80/60, Fine $100.00, Court Cost $74.00. Jessica N. Darnell, West Union, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. Crystal N. Adkins, Manchester, Child Restraint, Fine $50.00, Court Cost $74.00. Cynthia L. Broughton, Batavia, 73/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Gary W. Stone, Peebles, Park/ Public Highway, Fine $55.00, Court Cost $45.00. Dustin K. Toney, West Union, 75/55, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Matthew J. Beaver, Winchester, 67/55, Fine $22.00, Court Cost $74.00. Tyler J. Sterling, West Union, Park/Public Hwy, Fine $55.00, Court Cost $45.00. Pawnee E. Wilson, Seaman, Seat Belt/Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. David F. Swail, Cincinnati, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Joyce L. Toohey, Peebles, 71/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Gerald A, Hughes, Jackson, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Brandon M. Pistole, seaman, seat Belt/ Dr, Fine $30.00, Court Cost $45.00. Allen W. Baker, Manchester, 71/55, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Joseph M. Auflick, Nelsonville, Regist.Viol., Fine $25.00, Court Cost $22.00. Joseph M. Auflick, Nelsonville, 72/60, Fine $42.00, Court Cost $74.00. Donald J. King, West Union, Seat Belt/Driver, Fine $30.00 Court Cost $45.00. Brandon S. Weber, W. Portsmouth, 69/55, Fine $22.00 Court Cost $74.00. Eric T. Wilson, Fairmont, W.Va., 75/60, Fine $42.00 Court Cost $74.00. Mark S. Johnson, Milford, 71/60, Fine $42.00 Court Cost $74.00. Charles E. Curran Jr., Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, 75/60 Fine $42.00 Court Cost $74.00. Jimmy K. Jenkins II, Fredericksburg, W. Va., 75/60, Fine $42.00 Court Cost $74.00. Edward J. Holmes, Lexington, Ky., 76/60, Fine $137.00 Court Cost $74.00. Alfred W. Barhorst, Greensburg, Ind., 71/60, Fine $42.00 Court Cost $74.00. Nikki J. Fooce, Peebles, 71/60, Fine $42.00 Court Cost $74.00. Jessica L. David, Richmond, Va., 75/60, Fine $42.00 Court Cost $74.00.

CORNERSTONE Remodeling And Construction Interior & Exterior Remodeling Room Additions - New Homes

In business since 1980!

John Chamblin 937-544-3595

W. C. Milling Co. LLC (937) 386-2282 Seaman Farm, Garden, & Pet Center (937) 386-2134

Right/Way Feeds

The Informer - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 7

Local Government

Adams County Commissioners The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, June 4, 2012 with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Justin Cooper, and Roger Rhonemus. Clerk Diane Ward and Assistant Clerk Linda Mendenhall were also present. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the bills. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve the transfers, additional appropriations, and advances. Vote: All yeas. Court Administrator Angela Richmond met with the board to discuss grant approvals. It was moved by Roger

Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the Ohio Department of Youth Services Subsidy Grant application upon the recommendation of Court Administrator Angela Richmond. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Subsidy Grant Agreement for CommunityBased Corrections Programs 408 NonResidential Misdemeanant upon the request of Court Administrator Angela Richmond. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the FAA Airport Lighting Rehabilitation Grant 3-390112-0811 pay request #5 in the amount of $95,913.00. Vote: All yeas. Annex Architectural Barriers bid opening was

held at 9:30 a.m. E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson was present. The following bid was received: Cornerstone Construction $34,000.00. The bid was released to Ms. Johnson for review. The FY 2011 CDBG Changes Public Hearing was conducted at 9:30 a.m. for replacement of the Manchester Storm Sewer project with the West Union Pump Lift Station project. E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson was present. E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson met with the board to discuss the following: Jaybird Road Project railroad property acquisition, Sewer Phase II - pre-construction meeting, Village of West Union special meeting will be 6/5/12, Moving Forward Grant, Brushy Fork Conference, and Downtown Revitalization grants for the villages. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by

Justin Cooper to approve the JFS payroll of $54,711.35 for pay period May 20, 2012 through June 2, 2012 upon the request of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the JFS/Limited English Proficiency Plan upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the JFS service contract with McNeilan’s Trash Removal upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the JFS service contract with Ohio River Valley Fire Protection upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote:

All yeas. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the JFS vendor agreement with Heidi McAdow as service coordinator for Adams County Family & Children First Council upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the JFS vendor agreement with Billy Bloom as service coordinator for Adams County Family & Children First Council upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the JFS vendor agreement with Sheila Maggard for Council Coordinator for Adams County Family & Children First Council upon the recommendation

of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to approve the JFS/ABCEOI Adams County Family & Children First Council Help Me Grow agreement amendment upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the JFS/ABCEOI Adams County Family & Children First Council FY 2013 Help Me Grow agreement upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the JFS/Vandyke copier maintenance agreement upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. Continued on page 8


R. GUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544-2224 Craig Harover - Broker JOE EARL JONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544-3684

202 N. Pleasant Street, West Union, Ohio

Business Phone 544-2400 Home Phone 544-6925 Bill Holton - Auctioneer - 513-312-1043

PAT MUSTARD . . . . . .937-728-0633 or 544-7073 BILL HOLTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513-312-1043 CRYSTAL SUTTERFIELD . . . . . . .937-217-9662 ROSIE YOUNG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513-403-4126 WALT YEAGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544-2434 DALE MENDENHALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544-5385 LUCINDA HANSGEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544-3353 LESLIE MCCLANAHAN . . . . . . . .937-217-3716 OMAR VANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .937-763-6362

JESSE MCKINZIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513-218-2541 LAWRENCE (LARRY) YOUNG . . . . . .544-3479 MICHAEL WILLIAMS . .937-217-1579 or 386-2484 NELSON ATKINSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587-3728 NANCY ATKINSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587-3728 MARK KAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .937-217-0397 TRACY KAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .937-217-0554 JANET WAGNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373-3111 BRENDA MCCLANAHAN . . . . . . . . . . .695-0257 DANNY DICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .937-779-7930 AMY SIMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .937-725-2185


f/p, all new windows, large covered porch, 2-car garage. Home is in great condition. $92,900. R19 – WEST UNION – 1 ½ story frame home with vinyl siding, 1915 SF living area, 3+ BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, elec. & nat. gas heat, C/A, covered front porch. $69,900.

acres with beautiful 2010 Fleetwood DW, 1960 SF living area, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, elec. heat pump, C//A, F/P, deck with hot tub, 24x36 horse barn with 3 stalls & tack room, 2 additional barns, 12 tillable acres, 7 acres of pasture, excellent location. $169,900.

R21 – WINCHESTER – POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING - 0.918 acre with 1997 DW, 1170 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, all appliances, elec. furnace, C/A, new windows, floating floor, 2car garage, covered front porch, concrete patio, extra lot with water & sewage. $89,900 – MAKE OFFER.

R1 – SEAMAN - Brick home featuring 2660 SF living area, 2+ BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, storage room, elec. heat, A/C, 2-car att. garage, front porch, large back porch, large fenced back yard, mother-in-law suite has 1 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen & dining room. $89,900.

H5 – WEST UNION – 2 acres +/-with 1997 Palm Harbor DW, 1647 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, new gas furnace, C/A, county water, 2-car att. garage, 15x40 barn, beautiful setting on dead end road. $139,000. H7 – WINCHESTER – 2 acres with 2-story vinyl sided home, 1072 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, elec. heat, 2 A/C, county water, all new windows, 3-car garage, shed. Home has been remodeled in past 5 years, very private. $110,000. R29 - PEEBLES - Exceptionally nice 3 BR home in Peebles. 1144 SF of living space. Home sets on nice lot with a big backyard. 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, utility room. Elec. furnace with heat pump, C/A, city water/sewage. This is a must-see and priced to sell at $89,900! R31 – MANCHESTER – Frame home with vinyl siding in a nice country setting with beautiful view, 1200 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, full basement, new gas furnace, C/A, new roof, 2car garage, garden spot. $89,000.

H9 – WEST UNION – 1.32 acres with 14x70 mobile home in good condition, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, utility room, elec. furnace, A/C, county water, nice location on private road. PRICE REDUCED TO $39,900. H11 – BLUE CREEK – DW with block foundation & 2story addition, 1976 SF living area, 3 BR with porch off of upstairs BR, 2 full baths, living room, large family room with gas F/P, kitchen with appliances, dining room, elec. furnace, county water, underground 200 amp elec. service, garage. 2 acres +/-. PRICE REDUCED TO $79,900.

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

R9 – CYNTHIANA – Fixer upper, frame home with vinyl siding, 3 BR, living room, kitchen, metal roof, carport. PRICE REDUCED TO $8,500. R13 – WEST UNION - Well-maintained frame home with vinyl siding, 1344 SF living area, 3 BR, 1 bath, living & family rooms, kitchen & dining room, utility room, all appliances, elec. heat, gas F/P, 2 A/C, deck, 3 storage buildings, nice location. $85,000. R17 - MANCHESTER - 1 1/2 story frame home with vinyl siding, 1225 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, elec. & gas heat, C/A, gas

H19 – MANCHESTER – 2 acres with 1120 SF farm house, 3 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen with appliances, dining room, utility room, elec. furnace, County water, screened-in deck, 28x42 barn. PRICE REDUCED TO $54,000. 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.

R23 - MANCHESTER - Frame home with vinyl siding, 624 SF living area, 1 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with pantry, all appliances, elec. heat, A/C, 1-car garage, front & back porches, nice starter or retirement home, very neat. $34,900. MAKE OFFER.

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

wildlife, would make very nice weekend getaway or spot to build new home. PRICE REDUCED TO $49,900.

H1 – MANCHESTER – Frame home with vinyl siding, 2036 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, mother-in-law suite, living & family rooms, kitchen with appliances, dining room, elec. furnace, C/A, county water. Home sets on 5.434 acres with 4 acres of woods. $105,000. H3 - WEST UNION - Mini farm for horses or cattle, 20+

H25 – MANCHESTER – 5.614 acres with 16x80 Century mobile home, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, all appliances, gas furnace, new wood burning F/P, C/A, county water, patio, 10x12 building, 14x70 storage trailer. $49,900. H29 – WEST UNION - 1.4 acres with 12x60 mobile home, 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with stove top oven, fuel oil furnace, county water, small barn. PRICE REDUCED TO $19,900.

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

H21 – MANCHESTER – 25.77 acres with combination brick/vinyl sided home built in 2002, 2118 SF living area plus full finished basement, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen & dining room, all appliances, 2 gas furnaces, 2 C/A units, hardwood floors, 24x58 detached garage with 24x12 lean-to, blacktop driveway. Home is located in a nice, private country setting on dead-end road. $309,000.

H33 – WEST UNION – 25.166 acres with approx. 23 acres wooded, frame home with aluminum siding, 1260 SF living area, 3 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, eat-in kitchen with appliances, utility room, elec. furnace, C/A, 2 garages, rear deck, large pole barn. $139,900.

H13 - WEST UNION - Frame home with vinyl siding on 12.33 acres, 2160 SF living area, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living & family rooms, kitchen & dining room, nat. gas furnace, C/A, gas F/P, 2 garages, 48x36 barn. PRICED TO SELL AT $90,000. H17 – WEST UNION – 10.188 acres, cabin with electric & county water, outhouse, very nice location, lots of

H41 – PEEBLES – 5 acres with 2005 modular home, 2025 SF living area, 4 BR, 2 full baths, living room, extralarge kitchen with bar area, lots of counter space, appliances, dining room, elec. furnace, C/A, county water, shed, security system. $99,900. H45 – LATHAM – 1.6 acres with very nice 2005 mobile home (14x60), 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with appliances, elec. furnace, A/C, 2 porches, 2 buildings, beautiful landscaping, creek, located near Longs Retreat for recreation. $42,500.

FARMS - BUILDING LOTS - VACANT LAND - BUSINESS FARMS F1 – PEEBLES - A truly magnificent retreat on 75.91 private and secluded acres bordering Brush Creek State Forest. You won't believe the peaceful and tranquil setting for this 2-story modern western cedar 3 BR home with a huge 2-story det. 3car garage and loft. The home features a master BR with full bath on the first level and 2 BR and a full bath upstairs. The living room is nearly 21 feet long with a beautiful wood floor and wood burning F/P. A large dining room opens into the living room and also features a wood floor. A full kitchen and a laundry room are on the first level with an outside entrance into a large 19' X 27' screened-in back porch. The det. garage has a concrete floor and features a 2nd story two room art and craft studio that could also be converted into an apartment. Public water and electric have been installed underground and follow the winding driveway that leads through the woods and into the rock lined yard with fire pit and unique nature inspired landscaping. There are wide trails throughout the property that are ideal for peaceful walks or 4 wheeling - you will think you are in a national park! If you love nature and privacy, you will love it here! This property can serve as a permanent home, week-end retreat or hunting lodge and borders a public blacktop road yet is less than 15 minutes from town. PRICE REDUCED TO $239,900.

F3 – MANCHESTER – 101.452 acres with approx. 20 acres tillable, 40 acres of pasture and 40 acres of woods, 40x60 barn with 30x60 lean-to, large pond, beautiful spot for new home, great for horses & ATV’s, lots of trails. $209,000. F9 – WEST UNION – Nice mini farm in good location close to town, 39.2 acres with 30.5 acres tillable, frame home with vinyl siding, 1248 SF living area, 2 BR (could be 3), 1 bath, living & family rooms, kitchen & dining room, all appliances, gas furnace, county water, 1-car garage, 3 barns (30x50, 20x30, 20x30). PRICE REDUCED TO $149,900. F11 - PEEBLES - 14.349 acre mini farm with 2160 SF frame home with vinyl siding, partial basement, 2 BR, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen with appliances, elec. heat pump, C/A, wood stove, county water + cistern, 60x80 barn with 5 horse stalls, 80x20 implement shed, corn crib, creek, stocked pond. $189,000. F13 – WINCHESTER – 51.12 mostly tillable acres, 1 ½ story partial brick/vinyl sided home, 2432 SF living area, 4 BR, 1 bath, living room, kitchen & dining room, basement, fuel oil furnace, county water, 2-car detached garage, 2 big barns with sheds, concrete block barn, corn crib, silo. Property has lots of road frontage, will divide. $230,000. Seller will also sell house, barns with 25 acres for $150,000.

F15 - PEEBLES - 71.539 wooded acres with lots of big cedar trees and some timber, 2 campers, county water, septic system & electric on property. $189,900.

creeks, nice camping spot with creek & trees, great views, corn & wheat base. Great for horseback riding, ATV’s, hunting, camping. $247,900.


V3 – RARDEN – POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING – 13.55 wooded acres, good for hunting/recreation. $29,900.

L1 – SEAMAN - .373 acre lot with water and septic. $7500. L3 – CHERRY FORK - .28 acre corner lot located at the intersection on 2 state highways with water & septic. PRICE REDUCED TO $9,999. L5 – WEST UNION – 0.54 acre town lot, water/sewer available. $14,000. L11 - WEST UNION - Building lot conveniently located with all utilities available. $10,000. L13 - SEAMAN - 2 town lots with all utilities available. $8,995. L15 – PEEBLES – 0.165 acre lot with old home that needs tore down, all utilities available. $14,900 – MAKE OFFER. VACANT LAND V1 – PEEBLES – 100 mostly level acres (62 tillable) with 2

V7 - OTWAY - 79.778 acres with 25 acres tillable, water & electric available, large barn, great place for new home, beautiful setting. $135,000. V9 - BLUE CREEK - 40 acres of recreational property, abundant wildlife, great for hunting. $99,000. V11 – MANCHESTER – 4.004 acres with water tap, woods, electric available, lots of wildlife. $12,000. V13 – MANCHESTER – 3.028 wooded acres with some timber, water & electric available. $7,200. BUSINESS B9 – WEST UNION – INVESTMENT PROPERTY – 4 mobile homes located on town lot, each home features 2 BR, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, city water & sewage. PRICE REDUCED TO $39,900.

8 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - The Informer

Adams County Commissioners The Poplar Grove Landslide Bid opening was conducted at 10:30 a.m. Engineer David Hook, Mike Hughes, and U.S. Bridge representatives Greg Bickle and Art Rogovin were present. The following bid was received: U.S. Bridge $517,684.60. The bid was released to Mr. Hook for review. Engineer David Hook and Mike Hughes met with the board to discuss the summer employee that is being provided by ABCAP through the Youth Summer Program. Medical Mutual representative Melinda Brown and W.B. Green representative Linda Jackson met with the board to discuss the second quarter experience. E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson was also present to discuss the BWC Wellness Grant application in correlation with the benefits offered by Medical Mutual. Auditor’s Office Payroll Clerk Joye Ross met with the board to discuss payroll establishment for Adams County Humane Officer Christine Troutman. JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the board for personnel action. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to hire Brenda Blanton as an intermittent worker effective 6-18-12 at $11.30 per hour upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Brian Baldridge to establish compensation for Adams County Humane Officer Christine Troutman effective January 1, 2012 at a rate of $425.00 per year. Vote: All yeas.

Cont. from page 7

E.C. D. Director Holly Johnson met with the board to discuss the possible donation of property located at 18455 S.R. 41 from Wells Fargo to the county, the Jaybird Road Project railroad property acquisition, and the Jaybird Road Project Notice of Intent for the Ohio EPA. Judge Alan Foster met with the board to discuss travel to Columbus, Ohio for the Ohio Municipal and County Court Summer Conference during July 16-18, 2012. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Justin Cooper to approve the Jaybird Road Project Notice of Intent Ohio EPA permit upon the recommendation of E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson. Vote: All yeas. Facilities Director Sally Hayslip met with the board to discuss the energy efficiency improvements Palmer Conservation Consulting Agreement and loan acquisition for the proposed building improvements. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Palmer Conservation Consulting service agreement for energy efficiency building improvements upon the recommendation of Facilities Director Sally Hayslip. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Roger Rhonemus and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the following travel: Alan Foster, Ohio Municipal/County Court Summer Conference, Columbus, OH, 7/16-18/12, $607.00. Vote: All yeas. It was moved by Justin Cooper and seconded by Roger Rhonemus to adjourn at 2:10 p.m. Vote: All yeas.

Adams County Land Transfers Norman and Millie Lipps to Scott D. and Karen J. Wright, 10.508 acres, Bratton Twp. $85,500. Debra S. Tolle to John S. and Marianne T. Holewski, 9.541 acres, Monroe Twp. $47,000. Amanda Grace and Dennis Lee Landrum II, Thomas Lee and Ida J. Maddy to Jeffrey Alan and Diana Cruschelli Maddy, 2.24 acres, Franklin Twp. $1,000. Jerry W. Scarborough to Nature Conservancy, 71.313 acres, Brush Creek Twp., $128,375. George C. and Mary K. Reed to Philip A. and Mary

Adams County Court Of Common Pleas MARRIAGE


Richard Michael Emerson Jr., 31, Amelia and Adriann Brooke Meade, 23, Peebles. Johnny Lee Wright, 45 and Linda Sue Thompson, 36, both of Winchester. Justin Daniel Leis, 23 and Cindy Beatrice Dupree, 23, both of Peebles.

McNeilan Trash Removal Commercial And Residential Service Call

937 544-4060

L. Montgomery, Peebles Village. $19,500. Richard Dale Bradford to Robert J. and Susan L. Stevens, 0.39acres, Franklin Twp. $4,000. George E. and Diana L. Sowards to Ty J. and Brooklyn A. Stephens, 0.359 acres, Peebles Village. $20,000. Daniel E. and Anita D. Beasley to Wesley R. and Christi J. Ward, Trustee and Ward Family Trust, 13.00 acres, Winchester Twp.

$299,500. Stanley and Paula Wagner to Joseph Grooms, 0.92 acres, Rome. $15,000. Floyd and Carol Hatfield to Mark W. and Jerri L. Cracraft, 22.50 acres, Sprigg Twp. $146,500. Farm Credit to Joe Somuk, 6.506 acres, Bratton Twp. $8,500. Jonathan R. and Christine Richardson to MLM Properties, LLC., 20.001 acres, Liberty Twp. $28,000.

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.

Troutman Benefit a Success A benefit for the family of deceased Manchester Police Chief Bruce Troutman was held at the Manchester Community Building on Saturday, June 9, 2012. The benefit was a success, proving once again that the people of Adams County are generous and loving, looking beyond our own hearths to help friends in need. According to Albert Pike, "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." The organizers of the benefit would like to take this chance to thank the following businesses and individuals who cared so deeply for Chief Troutman and his family. Please help us repay their generosity by giving them your patronage. Thank you. Dean Brown, Auctioneer Manchester Police Department West Union Police Department Troy Jolly, The Informer, Manchester The Peoples Defender, West Union Crum Feed Supply, Peebles Young's IGA, Manchester Young's IGA, Seaman Paul Scott, CPA, West Union Roy Gabbart Law Office, West Union SolTerra Communications, West Union Studio 4:13 Tattoos, Peebles OK Auto Parts, Peebles Main Street Mall, Peebles The Villager, Peebles Cabin Fever, Peebles Ace Hardware, Peebles Greene Chiropractic, Peebles Peebles Monument Company McCoy Lumber, Peebles Malcolm's, Peebles White Star Restaurant, Peebles

Giovanni's Pizza, Peebles Village Inn, Peebles Hometown Pizza, Peebles Gospel Connection, Peebles Blake's Pharmacy, Manchester NuImage, Peebles Shear Magic, Peebles Snappy Tomato Pizza, West Union Adams County Florist, West Union Adams County Country Club, West Union Debra Meyer Designs Joe & Jill Edgington Mike & Teresa McCann Bob Smith Jay Jacobs Jeff & Jessica Huxmann Steve & Barb Lewis Barbara Mitchell Linda Rosslan Ed & Melva Kimball Harry & Peggy Buttlewerth

CLASSIFIEDS Vehicles For Sale

1991 Chevrolet Kodiac. Automatic 12 ft. bed. Asking $4,000.00. Call 937 5445643. TFN

Construction Equipment

Services Offered

Services Offered



Heisler's Bakhoe and Dozer Service Stone, Creek Gravel, Dirt, Demolition and Cleanup, Septic Systems Installed. Licenced and Insured. Call 937 544-5643. TFN

Now Buying hard & soft wood logs. Also 3" & Up Cedar Logs. CALL FOR PRICING 937-205-4303 or 937 587-2577. TFN


Help Wanted

For Sale

John Deere 350C Dozer 6 Blade. Good undercarriage. Price $8,500.000. Call 937 544-5643. TFN

Office Equipment

Need a rubber stamp? Call Southern Ohio Business Source Printing and Office Supplies! We offer a large variety of rubber stamps and self-inking stamps, all backed by our quality guarantee. 937544-1000.

For Sale

Nice office desks and filing drawers. Call 937 779-9219. TFN

No Hunting or Trespassing Yard Sale

No Hunting or Trespassing


Central Boiler Outdoor Wood Furnaces. Kelly Jones 937 725-2431. TFN

For News Tips Call 544-66460

Help Wanted

Drivers needed May Lease Option. CDL Class A plus tanker, Minumum 2 years Driving Experience plus good driving record needed. Phone 937 217-2189. 6/5

No Trespassing, Hunting, Fishing or 4-wheeling on property. 30 acres Franklin Twp., 77 acres Bratton Twp., Day or night. Shirley Myers.

Yard Sale

Community yard sale at 70 Vine Street in Peebles on June 13 from 9 to 5.

Services Offered

Services Offered

Let us clean for you.

Home/office/cleaning Call 937-217-9292 Estimates given by appointment

Mail your Classified ad to The Informer Classifieds $ 1.00 for the first 12 words .05 thereafter. ______ (1) ______ (5) ______ (9) ______ (13)

_______ (2) _______ (6) _______ (10) _______ (14)

_______ (3) _______ (7) _______ (11) _______ (15)

_______ (4) _______ (8) _______ (12) _______ (16)

Mail to: The Informer, P.O. Box 801, West Union, Oh. 45693 Please Include your money for the ad

The Informer - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 9

Quilting and Needle Arts Featured Artist of the week - Girl Scout Troop 1694


SSCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program

Pictured: Thirty-eight students join 907 before them as graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program at Southern State Community College during a June 7 pinning ceremony.

Since the person I had planned on featuring was not available, I wanted to feature a quilt made by Girl Scout Troop 1694 and donated to a charity event and was sold. It now hangs in a law office in West Union. The troop also made lap quits for some folks int he nursing home. This week is Girl Scout day camp so next week we will feature some art from camp. This quilt top hung in the girl scout booth at the Adams Couty Fair two or three years back. I do hope there are a lot of quilts displayed at the fair this year, as well as a lot of art projects.

Pattern of the Week This week, our block is for the serpent mound. Since this week is celebrating summer soltice at the mound, I decided to feature the block this week. The pre-historic effigy mound is reported to be the largest serpent effigy mound in the world. In the pattern, I have took a little creative license with the exact shape and dimension as we often do in quilting. Again, all of the blocks in The Informer Civil War Quilt Challenge can be pieced or embroidered.

Thirty-eight graduates of Southern State Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program were recognized June 7 during a recent pinning ceremony at the college’s Central Campus in Hillsboro. Graduate Ashley Brannan opened the evening ceremony with a recitation of the nurse’s prayer, followed by the welcome and introductions by graduate Cathy Keaton. “We’re proud—and grateful—for the career field you have chosen,” said Dr. Ryan McCall, SSCC Vice President of Academic affairs, who welcomed the guests and congratulated the students on their accomplishments in the nursing program. Dr. Julianne Krebs, director of Southern State’s nursing program, introduced the college’s nursing faculty and staff. “Join us in the excitement and joy as we celebrate the passage of these graduates into the nursing practice,” said Dr. Krebs. Following the welcome and introductions, the Jacobson Memorial Scholarship Award was presented. In 2000, a scholarship was established to honor JoAnne Jacobson, who taught

for the college’s nursing program from 198696. The Jacobson Memorial Scholarship Award is presented to a nursing student during the ADN pinning by members of the Jacobson family. First-level nursing student Brooke Hayner was awarded this year’s scholarship. Graduates Jessica Hart and Lloyd Red Gallimore served as the evening’s guest speakers. During the pinning of graduates, friends and family members of nursing students are welcome to join their loved one on stage and pin the graduate with the Associate Degree Nursing graduate pin. Graduate Micah Daniel led the lighting of the candle while the ADN graduates recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge. Closing remarks were delivered by graduate Tammy Miller. The June 2012 graduating class from Adams County: Tammy A. Hawthorn of Winchester, Michelle L. Stroup of Peebles, Amber Nichole Thiel of West Union and Danielle LeeAnn Wallace of Peebles. From Brown County Melinda Ann Kiser of Sardinia, Christina M. Layman of Sardinia and Kimberly S. Rich of Mt. Orab.

Colonial America Field Trip Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students in the Ohio Valley Talented and Gifted program recently completed a unit of study on Colonial America. Eighty-four students, parents, and teachers traveled to Virginia on a parent funded trip to experience first hand the hardship and excitement of the colonial period. On May 6-8, the group toured Monticello, Yorktown, Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg. The group is pictured outside the Yorktown Victory Center.

Scholarship Available

Dear Miss Needles Dear Miss Needles: I have a problem with my thread knotting when hand quilting. Can you help? Sign me: Tied in Knots Dear Tied in Knots: When hand quilting I have also have had problems with my quilt thread knotting. I once was quilting in a hoop and held it upside down to move it and my needle and thread twirled for some time, unwinding. I have read suggestions to try and make sure you use the thread in the direction from which it comes off of the spool, to using shorter pieces.I once tried to coat my thread with candle wax and ended up ruining my ironing board cover. You are to warm the thread and then pull it through the wax to coat it so it doesn't tangle or knot. I have tried using shorter pieces of thread but it means more time

spent threading needles and tying on and off. I even purchased the pre-coated thread. I have read how to pull in the same direction as the stitches, to suggestions of intricicate ways to undo the knots. So I am going to give a shout out to the readers. Does anyone have a good way to keep the thread from knotting up when doing hand quilting? Please send up your suggestions to Dear Miss Needles: I took an old coloring book my daughter had and traced some figures out of it and made a quilt block. Now I want to sell the quilt. Did I violate any copyright laws? Signed, Anita Money Dear Anita: I can not give you legal advice but I do want to point




17858 St. Rt. 247 Seaman

386-2181 Offer Expires 6/25/12

Shawnee Diner

1974 US Rt. 52 - Stout - 740-858-6400

FREE DESSERT w/purchase of Diner (Specials Daily)

offer expires 6/25/2012

SNAPPY TOMATO PIZZA 112 W. Mulberry Street West Union, Ohio 45693

(937) 544-5583

2 Sandwiches for $10 Now Delivering to Manchester Expires 6/252012

out that it is fine to use quilt fabric that has copyrighted images in them. The issue arrises when someone has a copy right to a specific image and design and you use it without permission. Also the level of exact likeness versus abstract use is also a contributing factor. That is why I simply love old quilt patterns! The copyright has expired and you can use them with your artistic license to create your own work of art. Think about Andy Warhol and his paintings of a can of Campbell's Soup. The label is a trademark, yet his painting was a work of art depicting a can and so it did not violate the law. If you have any doubts what so ever, contact an attorney for advice. Do you have a question you would like Miss Needles to answer, please write to her in care of The Informer or email her at

The Order of the Eastern Star in Adams and Scioto counties, which includes Nathaniel Massie Chapter in Manchester and West Union Chapter, will be offering a 4500 scholarship for the 201213 school year to a deserving Adams County college student who has attained the rank of sophomore or higher in the fall of 2012 in a 2,3, or 4 year degree program and who is currently enrolled in a college or university. The applicant is not required to be a member of the Eastern Star, nor have relatives who are members of the Eastern Star or the Masonic Bodies. Applications must be received by July 1, 2012. The scholarships will be awarded in August. Applications may be obtained by calling Mary Gaffin, 549-3036 or Ruth Smalley 587-2417 or email or

Area Residents Graduate from Wilmington College Wilmington College conferred 306 graduating seniors with Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS) and Masters inEducation (MED) degrees at its 136th annual commencement ceremony. Graduates, some receiving special honor recognition, were from WC’s main campus, Cincinnati Branch in Blue Ash and the degree completion program at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Wilmington College, a career-oriented liberal arts institution affiliated with the Society of Friends (Quakers), is located in southwestern Ohio, approximately one hour from Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton. The Blue Ash branch serves a large number of non-traditional students. Additional information may be obtained at Area residents from the main campus are: Cara J. Roettele of Peebles and Rachel M. Herman of West Union, Cheryl A. Hamilton of Bethel, Jeffrey D. Williams of Blanchester, Michael J. McCafferty and Phillip J. Wiederhold of Fayetteville, Diane M. Watson of Georgetown and Daniel D. Hutchens of Mt. Orab.

Page one-room School Did you play games at school like Drop the Hankerchief or Tag? If you did you will enjoy an afternoon of memories as we learn how to play games of the past at the Page one-room School on Sunday, June 24, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Located east of West Union on the corner of Page School and Vaughn Ridge Road. The school is owned and operated by the Adams County Retired Teachers.

10 - Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - The Informer

The Informer, June 19, 2012 Updated Edition  
The Informer, June 19, 2012 Updated Edition  

The Informer, Adams County