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Health Department appeals to November voters Vol. 151, Issue 42

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Strict government mandates could leave the county without critical health services BY PATRICIA BEECH PEOPLE'S DEFENDER

Are Adams County residents in danger of losing their local Health Department? The short answer is yes! The longer answer – yes, if the department fails to the meet the state standards required for accreditation. The Ohio Board of Health has mandated that all county health departments become accredited – a lengthy and costly process which places the very existence of many rural health departments in jeopardy. Every county health department in Ohio must pay an initial $14,000 application fee, according to

Dr. William Hablitzel, Commissioner of the Adam's County's Health Department. "In cities and larger counties that application fee isn't an issue," Hablitzel explains. "The money we get to take care of the community and the people comes from the villages and the townships, and they can't give anymore, they've given their all." The current funding provided by the county's villages and townships will be inadequate to meet the bill for accreditation, so this November Adams County voters are being asked to pass a county-wide, fiveyear, .05 mill health services levy to ensure that coun-

Browning gets hands-on look at NASA's latest robotics

ty residents will continue to have local Health Department services. Additionally, Hablitzel says that funding the Health Department through a levy will allow townships and villages to keep more of their own money for the benefit of their citizens. So what will it cost? The average Adams County property owner should expect to pay about $14 a year, less than a nickel a day. In return the community benefits from the basic, but critical services provided by the Health Department including: immunizations for children and school nurses, a free clinic for the uninsured and under-insured, inspections of retail food

Wearable robots are designed to work with humans and improve performance BY PATRICIA BEECH PEOPLE'S DEFENDER

NASA has given a whole other meaning to "lending a helping hand". Scientist and techs from the Johnson Space Center in Houston recently visited the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion plant in Piketon to present one of the latest advances in robotic technology, the RoboGlove. The glove is basically a wear-

able robot featuring an exomuscular design that includes four sensors in the fingertips which can be fine-tuned to the individual user. Kim Browning of Peebles, a RadCon Tech at the plant had the opportunity to try out the glove. "It was amazing," Browning said. "As you grab something, the glove increases your grip strength, and when you want to release,

operations, septic systems, swimming pools, hotels, and campgrounds, tracking and preventing the spread of communicable diseases such as the flu, and the ability to respond to emergency situations such as floods and severe storms. In short, the problems they solve makes them the government agency that the public cannot safely do without. So, what happens if the levy doesn't pass?

"The director of the Ohio Department of Health has made it clear that he will have our responsibilities reassigned to other county health departments," said Hablitzel. "That's what we risk if we do not become accredited, having outsiders and other communities deciding what happens in our county." Hablitzel says he prefers a "neighbors helping neighbors" approach at the Health Department. "The

state rules and codes have to be followed," he explains. "But there's also ways to meet the spirit of the rules so that it fits the community, and that's what we're always trying to do. When we go out to inspect a septic system for instance, if repairs are needed, we will often call the Office of Economic Development and try to find a grant to help the people find funding for the repairs to their system. That's the kind of service and attention to the community that I don't think we'll see if we have to bring in outsiders from other health departments to do the job." For more information about the Adams County Health Department call (937) 544-5547.

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Kimberly Browning of Peebles, right, is fitted with the Kimberly Browning of Peebles, left, shows that even NASA RoboGlove, as part of the “Science of Safety” with all its advanced technology, the RoboGlove is still good for an old-fashioned high five. workshops. you just relax your hand." The RoboGlove is designed not only to increase grip, but also to prevent arm fatigue and problems associated with repetitive motion such as carpal tunnel.

Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday

The robotic demonstrations were part of the Department of Energy's "Science of Safety" workshops. During the event, Browning and other personnel at the Portsmouth plant partnered with expert

roboticists and researchers from universities, private industry and non-profit research organizations. "It was a collaboration of science and health and safety personnel to work more effectively and get the job

done safely, and in a timely manner," said Browning. The event included 12 demonstrations from participating universities, National Laboratories, other government agencies

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After 62 years of styling hair, proprietor of Ruby's Beauty Shop is still going strong BY PATRICIA BEECH PEOPLE'S DEFENDER

Ruby's Beauty Shop is a West Union landmark. The little red cottage sit-

ting on the corner of Logan's Lane is an oasis of sorts for its regular customers. It's a place where kindred spirits meet to talk and exchange stories, and


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if they're lucky, gain a little advise from the proprietor, Pat Wylie. Wylie, who turned 80 years-old last week, has worked 62 years in the little shop she once shared with her mother, and now shares with her daughter. The grandmother and great-grandmother of ten runs what might be the most unique boutique in town. People calling for appointments are given a multi-generational choice of beauticians. “I ask them if they want young, middle aged, or old, and I tell them, if they're in a hurry to choose young, and if they've got time to spend, choose old,” said Wylie. At 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon Wylie is behind her stylists chair putting the finishing touches on a customer's hairdo. She doesn't look her age, or act it. Her dark hair is carefully styled, her nails neatly manicured, and her feet are

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At 80 years old, beautician Pat Wylie is still going strong at Ruby’s Beauty Shop. clad in black socks and sil- she is.” mother was always giving ver slides. Her green eyes Another customer to others - she bought sparkle when she laughs. chimes in, “She and her wedding dresses for girls, She has not lost interest mother both were like that she bought formals, she in life or the opportunities - they're very giving to bought band uniforms, she it offers. “I love life,” she people in need.” would do anything for the says. “My mother loved Wylie smiles at the school, she even sent a life and my daughter loves compliments and says, “I couple girls to beauty life, we were raised to love love living in a small school.” life.” place where people know Wylie is understandably “She's a great person,” and take care of each proud of her mother, Ruby says long-time customer other.” Potts, who in 1948 started Karen Grooms. “She is Wylie says she and her the family's beauty busialways giving to others sister were taught to give ness. See WYLIE / 5 that's the kind of person and help others. “My


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Dorothy Edenfield

Dorothy Mae Long Edenfield was born July Patricia Clift 28, 1925 in Winchester, Ky. And died peacefully Patricia “Pat” Clift age Clift and wife Karen of in her sleep on Saturday 70 years of Lynx, died Dayton; one daughter-inmorning, Oct.15, 2016, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 law Debbie Clift of at her residence. Mrs. Clift Seaman; one sister, Betty while a resident of Asbury was born on March 21, Sandy and husband Wayne Towers, Greencastle, Ind., 1940, the daughter of the of Vandalia; three sister-in- after a short decline in health. late William and Catherine laws, Velma Helton and Dorothy was married to (Powers) Roser in Dayton. Doyle of Beavercreek, George Paul Edenfield of Besides her parents she Verna Clift of Trotwood, Seaman, born April 13, was preceded in death by and Janet Clift of Ohio; her husband Larry Clift several grandchildren, sev- 1913 and who died July Sr., two sons, Larry Clift eral great-grandchildren and 19, 1989 in Mooresville, Jr. and Billy Clift, daughseveral nieces and nephews NC. They met while both were working for the ter Laura Diane and greatand cousins. Crosley TV plant in granddaughter Paislee Funeral services were Cincinnati and were marDickens. held on Sunday, Oct. 16, ried Nov. 27, 1947 at the Mrs. Clift was the for2016 at 2 p.m. at the mer owner and operator of Thompson-Meeker Funeral Covington (Ky.) Methodist Church. They Hickory Valley. Home with Anthony had 41 years of happy Survivors include three Young officiating. Burial marriage, during which daughters, Cherie Clift followed in the McKee Myers and husband Ron of Cemetery. Visitation was she was a housewife and he was a farmer and postal Georgia, Catherine Clift held from noon until 2 Grooms and husband Bill p.m. the day of the service worker. She had a previous short marriage to of Lynx, and Nina Clift at the Thompson-Meeker Elmo Snowdon of Davis and husband Dave of Funeral Home. Winchester, Ky. during Lynx; one son, Patrick World War II. Dorothy is survived by Jerry Paquette son, George Ernest Jerry Paquette age 67 and Carrie of Amelia, Edenfield, daughter-in-law, years of West Union, John Haynes and Tracy of Anita Lynn Poole passed away Wednesday, Rockledge, Fla., and Edenfield both of Oct. 12, 2016 at the Robert Haynes and University of Cincinnati Stephanie of El Hospital. Mr. Paquette Paso,Texas; one brother was born on June 4, 1949, ,Gary Paquette and Joyce the son of Helen (Hogue) of Vandalia: 15 grandchilPaquette and the late Jerry dren; several nieces, Earl Paquette in nephews and cousins. Gouverneur, NY. Funeral services were Mr. Paquette served on held on Saturday, Oct. 15, Any youth with the Adams County EMA 2016 at noon at the uncashed checks from the board, Adams County Thompson Meeker Funeral Adams County Fair Mass Casualty committee, Home in West Union with Livestock and Small was an amateur radio oper- Military services by the Animal Sales should cash ator and part of the Adams County Honor them within the next 30 DeForrest amateur radio Guard. Visitation was held days. club, a volunteer examiner the day of the service from Checks are void after 90 for amateur radio, and a 10 a.m.-noon. Following days. sky warn weather spotter. the services Mr. Paquette Survivors include his was cremated. wife Kim Paquette of West Memorials can be made Union; mother Helen to the West Union Life Paquette of Beavercreek; Squad or the West Union three sons, Steve Paquette Fire Department. Oct. 7-14, 2016 Bonnie Jean Orr Ethan Wade Cadwallader, Bonnie Jean Orr, 64, of A Memorial service will 21, of Peebles to Brooke Alexandria Turner, 19, of West Union, died Saturday, be held at 5 p.m. on Peebles Oct. 15, 2016 at the Friday, Oct. 21 at the Michael Shane Trotter, Batavia Nursing Care Wilson Home for Funerals Center. She was born on in Manchester. Rev Roger 41, of West Union to Bobbie Dawn Abbott, 38, Jan. 8, 1952 to the late Lovejoy will officiate. Ernest and Dora Mae Visitation will be Friday of West Union (Bays) Stegall. from 3- 5 p.m.

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Greencastle, Ind.; grandchildren, George Edward Edenfield and wife Mary Edenfield of Marengo, Aimee Lynn Edenfield Voskuhl of Wilmington, Lorena Elaine Edenfield of Anchorage, Alaska, Sara Elizabeth Edenfield Hudson and husband David Hudson of Flora, Ill. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by her mother, Frances Long Abney, her sister Mary D. Long Anderson, and her grandparents, William Henry Long and Susie Smith Long, who had raised her as their child. Visitation services were held at Bradford-Sullivan Funeral Home in Winchester on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 from noon2 p.m. Visitation was be followed by a brief graveside service at 2:30 p.m. in the Cherry Fork Cemetery, where she was laid to rest next to her late husband George Edenfield. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.

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The Liberty Farmers 4-H Club hosted a Petting Zoo on Oct. 15 at TSC in West Union. This helped promote the TSC paper Clover Program. Members present were Joseph Kimmerly, Samuel Michael Kimmerly, Calista Gorman, Savanna Gorman, and Karrie Streber. Advisors present were Linda Kimmerly, Samuel Kimmerly Jr and Jennifer Taylor. Many Thanks to all that came out and supported the 4-H program. Pictured above at Saturday’s event are Karrie Streber with Glitter (Alpine goat) Max (Joseph Kimmerly fair steer in Trailer),Joseph Kimmerly, Samuel Michael Kimmerly, Calista Gorman, and Savanna Gorman.

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Preparing for Flu Season West Union People’s Defender

The flu season typically spans the fall and winter months in the United States, with the illness peaking between December and March. Now is the time to prepare. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The illness can be mild to severe and some infections can result in hospitalization or even death. There are actually four types of influenza viruses. Type A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics almost every year. Influenza type C viruses cause mild respiratory illness and are not associated with Preparing for epidemics. Type D viruses are primarily found in cattle and are not known to cause human illness. Symptoms of influenza often develop suddenly and include fever, body aches and muscle pain, headache, sore throat, dry cough, and fatigue. The body aches and pains are often severe. Nausea and vomiting are not typical, but can be seen in children. In most healthy people, symptoms resolve in 5-7 days, the worst of the symptoms lasting 3-4 days. The fatigue and dry

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cough though, can take a week or more to fully resolve. Influenza generally travels from person to person through the air, although touching one’s eyes, nose or mouth after touching a contaminated surface may also spread the illness. It was previously thought that influenza virus traveled only a short distance by large particle droplets during coughing or sneezing, but recent studies have shown that the virus can spread up to 6 feet from an infected person via minute particles released in the air during talking and breathing. It can take one to four days after being exposed to influenza to develop

symptoms of the disease. Adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before their symptoms start and up to five to seven days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Getting a yearly flu vaccine—which will be discussed in a future article— is the single best way to protect you and your family from influenza. Other preventative actions include avoiding close contact with sick people, frequent hand washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and refraining from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you get the flu, stay home from school or work and do not return until you have been fever free for 24 hours. Call your doctor to see if antiviral drugs might be appropriate for you. Antiviral drugs, if started early in the illness, can lessen the severity and shorten the duration of influenza. Flu shots and more information about influenza are available at the Adams County Health Department, (937) 5445547.

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Fifth grade students at North Adams Elementary recently welcomed Dr. Todt from Shawnee State University, who spoke to the students about careers in the field of Science.

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books to make a selecOnce again I am tion from a stamp catagoing to reflect back in log and to me it seemed time to the 1950’s and like the items were 1960’s and maybe even somewhat inflated in the 1970’s to bring up a topic I never really had a cost. I know Mom got a scotch plaid cooler. This full grasp of. Back then was something she wantgas stations and grocery ed badly but felt it a frill stores and a few other she couldn’t just buy, so larger establishments she paid them 70 or 80 would offer to give the books of Top Value customer a gift if they were to purchase a dollar Stamps. That cooler was like the Holy Grail amount or a list of ceraround our house for a tain items. Basically, the customer was to a degree long time, and we all had the yellow stains to bribed to shop in their prove it. store. The gas stations What comes stayed involved to mind first to with this way of me were the luring customers filling stations. until about 1973 With the purwhen the oil busichase of say ten ness went wild dollars or a fill and gasoline shot up (ten dollars up over .70 cents then was a fill a gallon. Then the up) you would fast food restaube given a stepped into drinking glass. Rick Houser rants their shoes and One gas station The Good began offering gave out red Old Days glasses, dishes, candles. My and toys for the Mom would kids. I could go to Arby's frequent that station and get a nice drinking because she liked and glass but if my children wanted as many candles were around I was as she could get. All strongly persuaded to go free of course. Now the where I could buy two rest of us liked the kids meals. After childrinking glasses and dren the truth is I didn’t glass dessert bowls, and get many drinking glasscoffee mugs. It seemed es. that every gas station Really this wasn’t a offered something a cusnew concept. Go back to tomer could get for the Buster Brown and Tag amount of gasoline purhis dog who sold you a chased. Not only was it pair of shoes and the offered but it seems to child would get a free me in looking back that whistle. Go way back to almost every customer Cracker Jacks and we was of course more than were guaranteed to get a happy to receive these prize in every box and at gifts. that time the prizes were Now the gas stations weren’t the only place to pretty neat. Post Toasties always had a pack of shop for loot. Grocery stores also offered coffee cat’s eye marbles in them. If we each one mugs, encyclopedias named a product with a (one volume per purprize, we would have a chase), and even a comlist that probably will plete set of china to never end. serve 12 with. This deal I could be wrong but it would keep a person seems these days the coming back for a good prize with the purchase while but when is a thing of the past. Thanksgiving rolled Today it just seems that around the table sure everything is face value. looked grand. There To pull into a gas station seemed to always be a and be offered enough gimmick offering a new items to halfway furnish product that the consumer just couldn’t resist your house is a thing no more. I can’t tell you the or live without. last time I saw a Top What jumps out to me Value Stamp or an S & the most was the Kroger H Stamp. At first store in Bethel that gave thought we think it was a out Top Value Stamps. My Mom was hooked on time where you got something for nothing these babies big time. but if you look closer it She had a large glass was a time where you pitcher that sat on a got something for somecounter in our kitchen thing. That era is over. and that was where she Today it is nothing for would put her new nothing. Sure, a person stamps in. Mom was a frugal lady but she made can collect coupons and if all the effort is put certain that when she went to Kroger she had a into it they can get more for less, but society shopping list as long as today doesn’t want to she was (4' 11‘’). She take the time to cut and made sure her trip was sort. That would be too not a waste and when much like licking those she got ready to pay the stamps. cashier, she handed over Today take the sale what looked like a bill and a bank card and Brinks truck full of Top after filling your grocery Value Stamps. list, check out and The stamps had to be between their computers licked and placed in and your plastic, a large books so that they could be easy to redeem. When transaction occurs and at its end there is really litMom got enough stamps she would have the fami- tle to no trace you were ever there. Someday ly during TV time to maybe you will look in help put the stamps in the paper and see where the books. The stamps you can get water glasswere a golden yellow es with your 50 dollar and so was the glue on the back. What I remem- purchase. Maybe? Rick Houser grew up ber most about this was on a farm near Moscow when we finished the in Clermont County and glue from the stamps faded into our hands and loves to share stories his stories and other topics. lips so much we all He may be reached at looked like bad cases of yellow jaundice. It would take so many

Letters to the Editor

West Union People’s Defender

Supporting the Health Department Levy To The Editor:

continue to provide many needed health care services that our residents use on a daily basis. Some of the nursing services include adult and childhood immunizations, BCMH (assists children with special health care needs), school health nursing, travel immunizations,

communicable disease control, tuberculosis tests, pneumonia vaccines, etc. The Health Department also provides environmental health services, birth and death records, and community health promotion and planning. I have the utmost respect for the professionalism of

the Adams County Health Department staff and board. PLEASE VOTE YES on NOVEMBER for the citizens of Adams County.

we would do odd jobs or sell pop bottles for spending money. Many values you learn when you are young stay with you forever. One of the best things we had were the small country stores with the old metal pop coolers. We

could go in and get those big bottles of red creme soda that were ice cold and so good. It seems like a simple little thing but it was really special to us. Our parents didn't have to worry about us being subjected to such things as alcohol sales because

they didn't sell it. I guess the ones before us thought it wise not to compromise their values or maybe they just sat down and counted the real costs. Maybe we should too.

It is appropriate to remember that the people pay for the costs of the election and the salary of the office holders, giving their interests primary over the private ambition of a candidate or party committee. The Republican Party is a private organization, made up o f private citizens. It is a serious offense for one of its committees to deny other people the vote in choosing their elected officials. Because the consequences of corrupting the democratic process wound all of the people who depend on its integrity, it would be better if the Republican committee members failed to accomplish their ambition, the argument of being unprepared for the contingency of needin g an alternate candidate not withstanding. The abridgement of the equal protection extends to the men who have identified themselves as candidates for the office of County Commissioner, in that they shoulder the personal costs of their commitment to enter office through the election process; while, if the Republican ballot manip-

ulation succeeds, one of the commissioners seated after the election, thoug h he chose to be unnamed on ballot, would enter office by an appointment made by a Republican committee, without the expense of an election campaign. A contract of rapport develops between the people and the candidates who have won their confidence and their vote that inspires people to good works during the term of office. Trust in the leadership develops because the people can see that their vote transforms a private citizen, one of their own, from a candidate to an elected public official, a leader. The Republican Committee's attempt to by-pass the trust building that occurs because of the election process, distances the public office from the people, who see the appointment as the objective of a small group of operators within the party system. It would be better to fail the ballot manipulation outright on le gal grounds before the election, rather than allow it to jettison the trust and cooperation that the process was designed to

build between elected officials and the electorate. Ambition can obscure a lot of things, but good laws rely on clarity, and good public administration demands attention to the law and awareness that every action is held to a standard of truth by accountability in the public record . It seems misguided to use the procedures designed for fairness in ways they were not intended, because someone had to think about how they could twist what is straightforward into an advantage for themselves. We did this playing baseball as boys, making up the rules as we went along, arguing (and lying) about strikes and balls, and fair and foul balls, just to win. Government has to be different. People's lives depend on it. Just government, at very level, stands on the people's trust in the Constitution, in the laws and procedures of order, and in the people they have elected.

Before our country changed, life was carefree and fun. You could drive up to an airport front entrance, unload, walk non-stop with bags down the terminal ramps, up to the gates, through he metal detectors, and board. Imagine that-so easy. I should know, I‘ve been on my fair share of planes. Once while running late, a hostess held the door open as I charged towards her, dragging my bags and screaming for her to “wait!” If I tried that today, I’d

be a suspect and shot down, not that anyone can get that far without being scanned, ID’d, waiting for hours and stripped of essentials. So what is my point you ask? Times change you say, it will never be like it was. Terror happens, it is the new normal. people get shot, stabbed, and blown up. How can we stop it? Well, our present administration isn’t going to stop it. Not now, not later. You see, they accept us as acceptable collateral damage. Part of the process which

happens, as they advance their agenda to multi-cultualize us, regardless as to how, they get it done. If we die, it is worth it to them, it’s for the greater good, which expands other ideologies and religions throughout our country and the world. Our occasional deaths are just numbers. Not to mention, these newcomers vote for them. Ladies, we have a Godgiven right to defend ourselves and this is our last chance. There are many reasons why I love Donald Trump. He has a plan. he says, let’s hunker down, become energy independ-

ent, secure our borders and investigate thoroughly newly arriving people. Send back the trouble makers and let in the gratefully here. No, he is not God and he can’t do it all, but like me, he remembers the good times and he has the heart, the will, and the love for our country to bring back some of the security we have lost and make America safe and great again.

Oliver Township voters be aware. We are being asked to approve a permit for Murphin Ridge Inn and Restaurant to sell liquor higher than 21% on Sundays, in addition to wine and beer. This is a change from the current license. I embraced the Inn and Restaurant when I moved in to the neighborhood in 2010 and really enjoyed the former owners, Daryl and Sherry McKinney. I

ate there many times and recommended the inn and cabins for out-of-town company wishing to stay over. Recently I called the current owners to make a dinner reservation. I was told I could not get a reservation for Tuesday or any other night the following week. No explanation. Two days later I was with friends who called and were able to make reservations for the exact

day and time I had requested and been denied. Since I am a neighbor, I went in to speak with the owner. She told me that she always takes people with certain last names, but I did not have the “right” last name. Now I am being asked to approve a liquor license to be used for others, but I cannot get a reservation. I would suggest to all voters that it would seem like the

Murphin Ridge Inn and Restaurant ownership has little interest in those of us actually living in Oliver Township. Rather, service is “reserved” for people from out-of-town and/or with the “right” last name. My recommendation would be to vote NO for such inequity. Thank you for your consideration.

As a retired school nurse from the Adams County/Ohio Valley School District, I am asking the citizens of Adams County to please vote for the upcoming Adams County Health Department levy. This will enable them to

Sincerely, Mrs. Linda Hamrick, BSN, RN West Union, Ohio

Count the costs of voting for alcohol sales To the Editor,

As someone who has lived in Liberty Township most of my life I've learned there are some things many of us have in common. Growing up there wasn't much money so as kids

Voting privileges cannot be legally abridged by political maneuvers: the costs are too great To the Editor,

By their recent ballot manipulation the Republican Central Committee intends to deny the people equal participation in the vote for all three offices of the Board of County Commissioners, and tries to take the privilege of filling one those seats to itself by engineering an appointment. The motives of the Republican committee for this ballot manipulation, whether to maintain a majority on the B oard of Commissioners, by giving a seated commissioner a better chance of competing with Democrat Mr. Richard M. Dryden, do not justify the abridgement of the voting privileges of the electorate they create. The motive to win always exists in politics, but it is never sufficient to justify political maneuvering that abridges the voting privileges of the people. That undermines the foundation of democrac y. The abridgement of the right to vote and of equal protection by the law is specially proscribed in the Constitution of the United States.

Women supporting Trump To the Editor,

Vote no in Oliver Township

Kevin Young West Union, Ohio

Matthew McCluskey Manchester, Ohio

Nancy Orth Women Supporting Trump

Sincerely, Margie Morrison Oliver Township voter

The letters on this page do not reflect the opinions of The People’s Defender.

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Community Announcements

Ag Society has Director Opening for Central at Large The Adams County Agricultural Society has a Director opening for Central At Large. A letter of interest with your name, address, and phone number should be mailed to P.O. Box 548 West Union, Ohio 45693 before Nov. 2.

Peebles Foodbank giveaway is Oct. 22 The Peebles Foodbank will hold a food giveaway at 8 a.m. on Oct. 22 at the Church of Christ Outreach Center on Nixon Avenue. This is for Peebles residents only. USDA guidelines apply and ID is required. Humane Society “Howl-OWeen” is Oct. 22 The Humane Society of Adams County’s “Howl-OWeen” dinner and auction is Saturday, Oct. 22at the GE Employee Park at 1200 Jaybird Road in Peebles, from 5-7 p.m. The cost is

$20 a person and includes a dinner from the Scioto Ribber. Call (937) 544-8585 to reserve your tickets.


Council will be holding a membership dinner on Oct. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church in West Union. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Sally White at (937) 386-3302.

Venture Productions Board meeting is Oct. 25 Venture Productions will hold its quarterly Board meeting on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. at Venture Productions. Venture Productions Housing Services, Inc. will hold its meeting directly following at approximately 4:30 p.m.

ACOVSD Board meeting is Oct. 27 The Adams County Ohio Valley School District Board of Education will hold a board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Career and Technical Center beginning at 7 p.m.

Arts Council holding membership dinner Oct. 27 The Adams County Arts

Interfaith House holding free coat and blanket day on Nov. 5 The Interfaith House will be holding a free coat and

Southern Ohio ESC Board meets Oct. 25 The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board will have its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at 7 p.m., at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, 39 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro.

ACRMC Trustees meet Oct. 27 A regular meeting of the Adams County Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at 230 Medical Center Drive in Seaman.

Winchester Happenings


The annual Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. (immediately following trick-or-treat) in the W3CU gym. This event is free. We will have inflatables, a raffle, cake auction, and costume contest. Plans are in the making for a hayride, possibly through our haunted cemetery. The Knothole league will be serving a chili supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. for a nominal donation. For all you folks who like to bake, we need donations for the cake auction, with 100% of the proceeds going toward supporting our community events. This year we also made a generous donation to the Village for new Christmas decorations. We are in need of volunteers to help set up and decorate tables on Thursday evening. Our prayers go out to Matt Johnson whose mother passed away last week. Judy Johnson, age 72, is survived by her husband Jerry, Sr., children Cynthia Ocampo of Seaman, Matt Johnson of Winchester, Jeannine Johnson of Hillsboro, Jerry Wayne Johnson, Jr. of Wilmington and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Dale and Blanche Elizabeth Thompson. There are certainly lots of people in our community who continue to need our prayers and support.


From page 1 “I don't see how she made it,” says Wylie, “She worked till 1 a.m. some nights. Before I went to bed, I'd stand and feed her dinner because she wouldn't stop to eat.” Wylie says she got her work ethic from her mother. “I was brought up to believe that if you're able to get up, walk around, and get dressed, then you're able to come to work,” she says. “We were taught that you have to keep up, but as I said, I worked for my mother, and I've never worked anyplace else.” Customers at Ruby's walk into a tiny waiting room that was the original beauty shop opened by Wylie's mother 68 years ago. Now it is a shrine to her memory. The vintage chairs lining the walls all came from Mrs. Potts' original salon, the painted walls are decorated with her mother's state licenses, photos, and a plaque recognizing her 55th year in business. Mrs. Potts worked another seven years in the shop before retiring at the age of 80 for health reasons. Wylie has no intention of following suit. “I won't retire until all my customers are gone, then I'll consider it, but as long as I'm able, I'll be up here

On Thursday, Oct. 20, (third Thursday every month) W3CU Compassion Ministries will be hosting the food and clothing program from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the building adjacent to the church. The nutrition education program will begin in the main church at 1:30 p.m. hosted by Marsha McCormick. If you have questions about eligibility for the program, please call 6950025. The United Methodist Women met at the church fellowship room on Monday evening Oct. 10. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the tables were decorated in pink. Diane Lewis had the devotions before the food prepared by the committee was served. The President, Kathy Willman then introduced the speaker for the evening, Beverly Mathias from the Adams County Health Department. She gave a very interesting and informative talk about cancer and asked if anyone who was a cancer survivor would share their story and several did. A short business meeting followed. Clipboards were passed around for people to sign up for the

from Tuesday to Saturday, ” she says laughing. “Until then, I'm going to try to keep up with myself, and stand behind the chair, and give people advice.” Wylie wasn't always enthusiastic about being a beautician. “I didn't want to go to beauty school,” she says. “I had to work in my mother's shop when I was a little girl. My job was picking hairpins up off the floor with a magnet every evening, so I was really tired of it.” Graduating from high school at 17 years old, she says she didn't have many options. “I wanted to leave home, everyone does at that age,” she said. “So, I went to live with my aunt in Dayton and I went to beauty school.” During her training Wylie returned home every weekend to work in her mother's shop. “Mother would try to teach me how to do things her way, and I'd tell her 'Mother, I'm going to beauty school and I have to do things the way they're teaching me. When I'm out of beauty school, you can teach me your way.” Through the years, both she and her mother have given many other young beauticians a start in their busy shop. “My mother was very good about that, many of them are still working,” Wylie says, but adds that it

Election Day dinner. Instead of a November meeting the evening will be spent preparing for the dinner the following day. Seventeen members and one guest brought candy to the meeting to be given out for Trick or Treat. October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we need to support our local victim’s advocacy program (Kim Newman, Prosecutor’s Office) by wearing purple. Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): Lucille Wheatley had a daughter Eula Mae Swick in 1925 in Winchester. She married Carl Rudisill before 1934. Carl was from West Virginia but he, his mother, two brothers and a married sister were in the 1930 census in Winchester. Carl was listed as a farmer and his brothers were in school. All of them except the two brothers were back in West Virginia by 1934 and Carl was working as a coal miner. The brothers graduated from Winchester High School, William in 1935 and Woodrow "Rudy" in 1937. They lived with an aunt while going to school. Rudy was an outstanding basketball player and Winchester won the county championship in 1936 and 1937. Rudy went on to college at Holbrook in Manchester. Red Roush and he were in the same class at Winchester and at Holbrook and both played basketball and football.

is becoming more difficult for stylist to succeed in business. “So many have quit the business that were so good,” she says, “In beauty work you have no insurance, and today insurance is the main thing.” At 80, Wylie is considered a fount of wisdom by customers who bypass the waiting area to gather in the salon. “She's always willing to help,” says Grooms. “If you have something on your mind and you need to talk to somebody, you can talk to her.” People who come seeking advice from Wylie don't always hear what they want to hear. She says she tells them the truth: “I love them, and when you truly love somebody, you have the right to tell them the truth, even it it's good or bad, or it hurts.” Concerning beauty shop gossip, Wylie shrugs and says, “We don't know what goes on under the dryers.” She relates tales of angry customers calling her mother to complain that they were the subject of shop gossip. Mother would tell them, “It may have been told, but I didn't hear it.” Wylie says that after she expanded the shop's space it became impossible to hear customers talking. “We don't hear a thing,” she says, “And besides, all the gossip comes from barber shops, not beauty salons.”

blanket day for its clients on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. There is a one blanket limit per household.

Hope House sponsoring two new support groups Hope House has announced two new support groups, aimed at helping families dealing with addictions. The Loved Ones Support Group beings on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 67:30 p.m. as an educational support series for family members whose lives have been touched by addiction. Hope Is Rising begins Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 67:30 p.m. and is a faithbased support group for individuals seeking to re-claim their lives from addictions. The groups will meet at the Hope House Christian Counseling Center at 24 E. Water Street in Sinking Spring. COAD4Kids offers childcare services If you are a parent searching for care or an individual interested in providing childcare, COAD 4Kids can help. Call 1-800-577-2276 or locally 740-354-6527 for information about childcare and the free services offered.

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for children (ages 5-12) of Ohio Can meets in Seaman parents who attend the proOhio Can, a non-profit gram is available as well. For group pro-active in raising more information contact money to get the community Dan Sheridan at 937-205involved in drug awareness 5464 or Carol Sheridan at and prevention, will meet on 513-509-3911. the first Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Solace of Adams County at the Seaman Community meeting twice a month Building. The group plans on Solace of Adams County, putting together meaningful a local community group events to gather support in that supports individuals Adams County. Snacks and who have suffered the loss of beverages will be provided. a loved one to drugs, will For more information, call meet on the second and 937-217-1527 or email fourth Friday of every month solaceofadamscounty@gmai from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the second floor Conference Room of the Adams County Reformers Unanimous to Regional Medical Center. meet The group will also provide The Reformers support to recovering Unanimous Addiction addicts, as well as advocatRecovery Program is held 7 ing prevention and bringing p.m. every Friday at 106 awareness into the commuRice Drive in West Union. nity. Snacks and beverages For information contact Phil will be provided and for Fulton at 937-587-1797 or more information, call 937Ron Baker at 937-544-4110. 217-1527 or email Celebrate recovery A Christ-centered recovery Narcotics Anonymous program for people who meeting every Thursday struggle with addictions or Narcotics Anonymous a 12any life-controlling issue will step recovery plan, will meet meet on Mondays from 6 at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at the 8:30 p.m. at Church 180 Holy Trinity Parish at 612 E. located at 2556 Moores Mulberry Street in West Road, in Seaman. A program Union.

West Union Village Council meets on Sept. 27

The West Union Village Council met in regular session on Sept. 27, 2016 at the Municipal Building with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. After the call to order and pledge to the flag came roll call: John R. Laffertypresent, Mark Brewer-present, Benny McCarty-present, Jason Buda-present, Randy Brewer-present, and Steve Rothwell-present. Also in attendance were Tanya Johnson-Clerk, and Jerry Kirker-Village Administrator/Fire Chief. Visitors were Darrell Rockey-West Union Life Squad Cpl. Shawn Grooms, Kent Bryon-CT Consultants, Donna Young, Danni Studebaker-West Union Life Squad, and Robert Cantrell. The Mayor announced that Lisa Rothwell, Solicitor would not be attending this meeting. Jerry Kirker introduced Kent Bryon from CT Consultants, at this time. A motion by Benny McCarty for executive session ORC 121.22G2 contract was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote; all yea. A motion was made by Steve Rothwell to return to regular session, seconded by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea. A motion by Steve Rothwell for Resolution 2016-16 authorizing the Village Administrator to prepare and submit an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) program for Round 31 was seconded by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, resolution passed. Robert Cantrell spoke to Council about property he owns at the intersection of SR 41S and SR 125, the Village Administrator will check into this matter. A motion was presented by Benny McCarty to approve the minutes of the regular meeting on Sept. 13, 2016 as distributed, and seconded by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. A motion by Mark Brewer to approve payment of bills submitted was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: five yea, John R. Lafferty abstained, motion passed. The Clerk suggested the third reading of Ordinance 2016-7 be postponed until next meeting, Council agreed. A motion by Benny McCarty to renew an agreement with Highland County for the housing of prisoners was seconded by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. Cpl. Shawn Grooms spoke to Council on a few items for the Police Department; quotes for the lights, sirens, etc. for the new police cruisers, classes for police officers and signs that will be put around the library. Darrell Rockey, WULS, advised Council on the number of runs since last

meeting. Also, Rockey talked about new tires for Squad 5, the Village Administrator will help with matter. Tanya Johnson, Clerk, requested to amend the estimated resources for 2016 so the village can close the land for the new water tower. A motion by Benny McCarty for Resolution 2016-17 to amend the official certificate by $70,000 was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, resolution passed. The Clerk told Council there was a brochure with their mail about the 2016 Annual Conference with the Ohio Municipal League and if anyone would like to attend to let her know. She also mentioned a resolution for the use of the credit card. The Solicitor is working on this resolution. Johnson told the Council several meetings back that they were given a copy of the Administrative PolicyBurial of Unclaimed Persons and Indigent Person; the Clerk requested it to be adopted, a motion by Benny McCarty for Resolution 2016-18 to adopt this policy was seconded by John R. Lafferty, roll call vote: all yea, resolution passed. Council member Steve Rothwell requested a Finance Committee Meeting with the committee, Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer and Village Administrator on October 10. Report from Jerry Kirker, Village Administrator/Fire Chief 1. ODOT will have a ribbon cutting and open house at their new facility on Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. 2. The employees worked yesterday and into the night to replace a culvert on SR 41S. 3. The Village had five trees removed. 4. Kirker told Council the blacktop on SR 247 has been completed, but needs to be striped. 5. The West Union Firemen Chili Supper will be held on Oct. 8 from 4 - 9 p.m. A motion by Steve Rothwell to accept the Mayor's recommendation of Jerry Kirker as an OPWC board member was seconded by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed, and Kirker accepted this position. Also, the Mayor had a "Thank You" letter from the Family of Teddy R. Sininger on the five block dedication. The Mayor announced that Tammy Fields was doing an excellent job in the Mayor's Court and he would like to take her off the probation period and

give her a raise. A motion by Benny McCarty to raise Tammy Fields up to $9.50 per hour, starting this pay period, was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. The Mayor talked about a new state law called the Zombie Law. He will have more information on this next meeting. A motion by John R. Lafferty for executive session ORC 121.22 G1 personnel was seconded by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea. The motion was made by Steve Rothwell to return to regular session, seconded by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea. Council meeting Mark Brewer requested to have a Police Committee Meeting, one hour before the next Council meeting on Oct. 11. Other items discussed were: work on the state garage building, properties that need to be cleaned up, the America Ramp Company, bike racks and tire pumps. A motion was presented by Benny McCarty to adjourn and second by Mark Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, meeting adjourned.


From page 1 and industrial research organizations. Members of USW Local 689 participated in the demonstrations and provided extremely useful feedback to the developers. In addition to the robotic glove, Browning and her coworkers got a close up inspection of "FirstLook" and "PackBot" robots. The FirstLook robots are designed for rugged use and can perform a visual inspection of an area and communicate with one another by radio. In unknown and potentially dangerous emergency situations, the FirstLook provides information from greater distances, thereby ensuring the safety of responding personnel. The PackBot, built by Endeavor Robotics senses chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive devices. It also provides HazMat detection and mapping, and has been battletested by the military. Browning admits she had some reservations about meeting with the NASA techs. "We weren't sure how well they'd communicate with us," she said. "But, they listened to our ideas because they want to know how their products should be adapted to work in our situation at the Portsmouth plant."

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Memorable experience for West Union, North Adams boys BY MARK CARPENTER PEOPLE'S DEFENDER

Even though the final results may not have been what they hoped for, last Friday and Saturday will be two days that a group of young men from West Union and North Adams will not soon forget. They spent those two days playing 36 holes of golf as part of an elite group of golfers, those competing in the OHSAA Division III State Tournament at the North Star Golf Club in Sunbury, Ohio. When you are playing in the state tourney, the competition is pretty steep , but the Dragons were making their consecutive trip to state so the nerves may have been a little calmer than those of the North Adams boys, but

both teams acclimated themselves well and took home a lifetime of memories. The state championship went to Cincinnati Seven Hills while the individual state champion was Columbiana's Jared Wilson, who shot 71 on both days for a 36-hole total of 142, winning the title by six strokes. For West Union, the top two golfers in state play were dead even after 26 holes, with Craig Horton closing out his high school career with an 88 on the first day and an 83 on the second for a 171 total. Even with Horton was Elijah McCarty, who went 82-89 and also finished at 171. Jacob Pell was next for West Union, shooting 85 and 93 to finish at 178, with senior Tyler Fowler

Photo by Patrice Yezzi England

Photo by Patrice Yezzi England

Pictured here are the West Union and North Adams boys golf teams who participated in last weekend’s Division III state golf tournament. The Dragons placed ninth in the state and the Devils 12th. carding 87 on day one and following that up with a 95 for a total of 182. Eli Fuller was the fifth Dragon on the course and he finished with a 188 (93-95). North Adams was paced by lefty Noah Lung, who scored 91 on the first day and 87 on the second for a

total of 178. Senior Patrick England was next, finishing his high school golf days with a 94 on the first 18 and an 86 on the second, for a total of 180. Junior Colt Shumaker fired a 92-93 for a twoday total of 185, followed by classmate Bryant Lung at 188 (98-90). The final

Photo by Patrice Yezzi England

golfer on the course for the devils was sophomore Carson Hall who had a two-day score of 233 (119-114). Overall, the Dragons finished ninth in the tournament and the Devils 12th. Both teams will have numerous golfers return-

ing in 2017, with the Dragons bringing back three of their top five and the Devils four, and with both programs having JV squads to draw up more talent from. All in all, it was a season to remember for both teams and all their followers.

Photo by Patrice Yezzi England

West Union’s Eli Fuller follows through on one of his North Adams’ Bryant Lung lines up a putt in action In his final appearance as a high school golfer, West shots during last weekend’s state golf tournament at from the Division III state golf tournament held last Union’s Craig Horton gets the ball set for a putt the North Star Golf Club. weekend. attempt in action from the Division III state golf tournament.

Lady Indians get Senior Night win over West Union

Peebles rallies from 2-0 deficit to win in five BY MARK CARPENTER PEOPLE'S DEFENDER

The tables turned last Thursday night on the West Union Lady Dragons volleyball squad and not

in a good way. After rallying from being down two sets to none earlier in the week to defeat Manchester, the Lady Dragons found themselves on the other side of the

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West Union’s McKenzie Bickett goes full extension on this kill attempt during the Oct. 13 varsity volleyball match in Peebles.

table as they traveled to Peebles for the Lady Indians' Senior Night. On this night, it was the home team that found themselves down by two sets as West Union came to town and took set one 25-19 and set two 25-21. With their backs to the wall, the Lady Indians came back with a fury, winning the third set 2520 and then the fourth, 2513. That set up the always exciting and decisive fifth set which fittingly ended on a serve by Peebles senior Brittany Lloyd as the Lady Indians took the set and the match, 15-11. “We really played a great first two sets,” said West Union head coach Debbie McClanahan. “After that, we just seemed to run out of steam.” After the match, the three seniors from both teams were honored-from West Union, Kendall Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender Gallowitz, Brittany Caldwell, and Gloria It’s a battle at the net between Peebles’ Tatum Arey and West Union’s Kiersten Rowe in action from last week’s varsity volleyball match in Peebles, won by the See Volleyball / 8 Lady Indians in five sets.



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SPORTS EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, The People’s Defender will profile an Adams County senior student/athlete so our community and readers can get to know better these outstanding young people who participate both in athletics and academics in their high school. NAME: Craig Horton

SCHOOL: West Union High School PARENTS: Danny and Tina Horton


FAVORITE THING ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Playing in the Kiely Cup at the Canterbury Golf Course

LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT HIGH Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender SCHOOL SPORTS: West Union’s Jaycee Baldwin, right, goes for the tip play over the outstretched Conditioning

arms of Peebles’ Josey Myers in play from last week’s varsity volleyball match MOST MEMORABLE in Peebles.

Volleyball From page 7

Purdin, and from Peebles, Jessica Johnson, Sara McFarland, and

Brittany Lloyd. Both teams began their postseason on Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Southeast District Division III sectional tournament and both were on their home courts.

The Lady Dragons hosted Northwest while the Lady Indians entertained Lucasville Valley. The results of those matches were not available at press time.

is the annual tradition of Bowl Day, culminating in the “Super Bowl”. The action will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the thirdfourth grade Sugar Bowl which will put the Eastern Brown JV versus the West Union JV. Up next at 5 p.m. will be the Rose Bowl, matching up the Manchester Varsity and

the West Union Varsity (fifth and sixth graders). The JV Super Bowl is set for 6:30 p.m. and will see Manchester battling North Adams, and the night concluded under the lights at 8 p.m. with the Varsity Super Bowl, pitting North Adams vs. Eastern Brown.


After a long and exciting season for all, the surviving youth football programs in the area are all set for this coming Saturday, which will be a big day at Freedom Field in West Union. Saturday

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MOMENT: Competing in two golf state championships FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST OR GROUP:

Craig Horton


PLACE YOU’D LOVE TO TRAVEL TO: Scotland to play golf





WOULD LOVE TO TRADE PLACES FOR A DAY WITH: Phil Mickelson FUTURE PLANS: Go to college to become an Engineer

COMING THIS WEEKEND: Landon Wright from North Adams High School


Varsity Girls Soccer 10-11-16 N. Adams 6 Piketon 0 10-14-16 N. Adams 9 W. Union 0 Varsity Boys Soccer 10-12-16 N. Adams 3 W. Union 2 Ripley 4 Peebles 1 10-15-16 N. Adams 4 Adena 0 E. Brown 3 Peebles 0 Fairfield 3 W. union 1 High School Football

10-14-16 Symmes Valley 54 Manchester 6

JV Volleyball 10-10-16 N. Adams d. Northwest 25-18, 25-20 10-13-16 N. Adams d. Ripley 25-16, 25-13 Varsity Volleyball 10-10-16 N. Adams d. Northwest

25-13, 25-7, 25-12 10-11-16 Fayetteville d. Manchester 25-22, 18-25, 25-17, 25-19 10-12-16 W. Union d. Manchester 25-22, 25-19, 27-29, 24-26, 15-8 10-13-16 N. Adams d. Ripley 25-5, 25-5, 25-8 Peebles d. W. Union 19-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-13, 15-11

Dragons fall in tourney opener Fairfield advances with 3-1 win BY MARK CARPENTER PEOPLE'S DEFENDER


The 2016 season came to an abrupt end last Saturday afternoon for Coach Kevin Hunter and his West Union Dragons Photo courtesy of Holt Photography boys soccer squad as they hosted the Fairfield Lions in a Division III sectional semi-final contest. As happens often in the Southeast District tournament, two teams from the Southern Hills Athletic Conference were matched up in the postseason and the Dragons were looking to move on, especially with the memory of a recent 2-1 win over the Lions fresh in their minds. Unfortunately, things didn't go the way of the home team this time around as a shortage of available bodies saw West Union playing at times two players short and the Lions took advantage and # ! " moved to the sectional title game with a 3-1 victory. “We were missing five

Card of Thanks

As I have finished my treatments for breast cancer, I would like to express my appreciation to the community. First of all, I would like to thank God for His presence and strength in my life; the employees of Blake Pharmacy and the "Blake Girls" for sponsoring "Debbie Days", all who contributed to, and supported this fund raiser through donations and purchases. To my fellow employees at the National Bank of Adams County for the extra work they had when I was unable to be there; Anita & Chris Harover for the Pink Ribbon Campaign; and Mary Gifford for the T-shirt project. To OHC and Adams County Cancer Center staffs for the wonderful care I received while I was a patient, and to various churches and individuals for all their prayers. May God richly bless each and everyone. Thank you all so much, Debbie Newman

Pastor Gary Brown and the Locust Grove Faith Community Church

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October 21 & 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. and October 23 at 10:30 a.m.

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Preaching & Singing by: The Lore Family

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West Union’s Trevor Neal scored the only goal for his team in their 3-1 loss to Fairfield, and he got the game’s only bloody nose after colliding with the Lions’ goalkeeper. players today,” said Coach Hunter. “Four were out with injuries and another was away on vacation so we were going with just 11 guys.” Even with the obstacles, the game started well for the Dragons as they got a goal from Trevor

Neal in the first 45 seconds of the game, but the pace of the game after that, called “run and gun” by Coach Hunter, was not conducive to the short West Union bench. The

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Greyhounds host October Basketball Camp


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Morgan Memorial Camp draws enthusiastic youngsters

educator who tragically lost his life in an auto accident in 2005. Approximately 47 boys and girls attended the BY MARK CARPENTER the game, therefore his three-day camp, which camp was delayed until PEOPLE'S DEFENDER was originally set to be fall, and from Oct. 4-6, a four days but the final group of enthusiastic For the most part, basnight had to be cancelled youngsters joined ketball camps in the because of the Darnell, his staff, and a county take place in the manhunt/lockdown situanumber of MHS high summer but an exception tion in the area on Oct. 7. school players for the took place in early “We spent three hours 2016 Shane Morgan October in Manchester. each evening working on Memorial Basketball New boys varsity basketthe fundamentals of Camp. The camp is dediball coach Joey Darnell offense and defense,” said cated to the memory of was hired a little late in Coach Darnell. Shane Morgan, a local “Everything from basic fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, learning how to communicate with your teammates, and the proper footwork of shooting right and lefthanded layups. We also had numerous games and challenges each night. Each camper got their own basketball and tshirt.” “Overall, I thought the camp went really well. Our numbers were really good considering that we Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender had the camp in the fall, the first time I can ever Manchester varsity players Mason Bilyeu and remember doing that. We Kaulen Cox help these campers with their dribbling were also right in the middle of football seaskills at the 2016 Morgan Memorial Camp. son.”

Lady Devils are tournament ready

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Manchester freshman boys coach Michael Walls instructs these young campers in the art of the defensive slide at the 2016 Morgan Memorial Camp, held the first week of October at MHS. “I want to dig a little deeper and start to teach these kids some of the more important things at a younger age,” Darnell continued. “I've coached high school kids in the past that couldn't tell me where the 'mid-line' was. Each night, we had a station where we just went over basketball court terminology.” No varsity coach can

put on a successful basketball camp without a lot of good assistance, and Darnell had current MHS coaches Josh Hamm, Michael Walls, Greg Scott, and Adam Poole on hand, Also lending a hand were current Greyhound players Kaulen Cox, Colton Thornburg, Chase Darnell, Ryan Dryden, Justin Aldridge, Tanner

Utterback, Declan Huron, Mason Bilyeu, and Jamie Combs. Melissa Darnell handled all the paperwork and registration and “Threads and Inks” made all of the camp t-shirts. “I also want to thank Jeanie and Gary Morgan,” said Darnell. “They are phenomenal people and such a wonderful family.”

North Adams ends regular season with two shutout wins BY MARK CARPENTER PEOPLE’S DEFENDER

It was an impressive regular season for Coach Dave D’Avignon and his North Adams Lady Devils soccer squad, but that is all behind them now as they have their sights set on a postseason run. North Adams finished the regular season at 11-2-3, 61 in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference with their only defeat coming to SHAC champion Lynchburg, and the Lady Mustangs were the only SHAC team to score on the Lady Devils in 2016. That last stat mirrors the fine season of Lady Devils’ goalkeeper Madee Shipley, who broke her own record (one that she had set twice), with nine shutouts in 2016.

Shipley also holds the NAHS career record with 25 shutouts, one which she will add to next year in her senior season. The final two of those “clean sheets” came in the final two regular season contests for the Lady Devils as they hosted Piketon on Oct. 11 and came away with a 6-0 win and three days later hosted West Union, where they posted a 9-0 victory. In the Piketon win, junior Lakyn Hupp had her second hat trick of the season (she would add her third in the win over WUHS), and senior Kitasha Mesmer had three assists, adding to her school record, now totaling 38 in her four years. “Piketon is a first-year program just getting used to varsity play,” said Coach


Churn Creek Church Blue Creek October 20th - 22nd

7:00 p.m. nightly Evangelist: Rev. Clarence Hall Special Singing:

The Churn Creek Gang (nightly) Scott Campbell (Thursday) The Wright’s Chapel Singers (Friday) Marvin Hartley & the Old Friends Gospel Singers (Saturday)

Pastor: Rev. Volley W. Reed Assistant Pastor: Rev. Ralph Hayslip

D’Avignon. “They fought hard and did a lot of things well. We were able to substitute liberally and get everyone a lot of playing time.” On Friday, Oct. 14, the Lady Devils hosted a very game West Union squad, with a group of just 11 Lady Dragons who play their hearts out for 80 minutes without the luxury of substitutions, as opposed to the North Adams available bench. The Lady Devils got three goals in the first half, the first by Mesmer on a beautiful shot from a tight angle into the top right corner of the net, then added goals by Hupp and another by Mesmer. The second half saw North Adams pull away, with three more goals from Hupp, one by Allison Harper, and a pair from Breanna Piatt, including the game’s final score on a nice left-footed kick that got past West Union goalie Caitlyn Cooper. “It has been a good season for us,” added Coach D’Avignon. “There are a few games that we would like to have back, but that is always the way it is. I am proud of my girls for earning a number two tournament seed and a second place SHAC finish. Now it is on to the tournament.” The North Adams tourney run began on Oct. 18 when they again faced Piketon in a sectional final, with a trip to the districts in Waverly on the line. The Lady Dragons began their postseason a day earlier, hosting Northwest on Monday, Oct. 17.

Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

North Adams’ Cloie Vance (5) rushed forward to defend this boot by West Union’s Cami Latham during the Lady Devils’ 9-0 win over the Lady Dragons on Oct. 14.


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Dragons ran into more bad luck when Neal collided with the Lions' goalie and ended up with a bloody nose, and later Zane Kingsolver and a Fairfield player ran hard into each other, forcing Kingsolver to the sideline, leaving West Union playing 9 vs. 11. The Lions took full advantage, scoring two goals while the Dragons were shorthanded. The two injured players were able to return, giving the home team a full lineup on the field, but according to Coach Hunter, Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender “they were never really able to find a rhythm.” Fairfield scored again West Union goalie Mikala Wolke (52) goes low to to lead 3-1 and in the stop this shot by North Adams’ Lakyn Hupp (6). game's final minutes, Hunter shifted his lineup around to allow his eight seniors to move to the front and play together as a unit one final time as the clock ran out on their 2016 campaign. “Although it was a humbling defeat for us, Fairfield certainly earned their win today,” added Coach Hunter. The Dragons closed their season with a record of 5-9-3, but they are a team that has put themselves on the radar of a lot of opposing squads for the 2017 campaign. A win for the Dragons would have set up an interesting sectional final between the Dragons and rival North ! " # # $ % $ && county Adams, but instead it will be Fairfield battling ! & !& '( ) ! " * the Devils for the $ + & ! , " Division III sectional championship on ( Wednesday, Oct.19 at 5 p.m. North Adams earned their spot in the sectional final with a 4-0 win over Adena on Saturday.


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MEEKS, WATSON AND COMPANY, located in Georgetown, Ohio is seeking enthusiastic, motivated, mechanical minded individuals looking for an entry level position with room for growth. General machine shop duties include operating radial drill press, lathe, horizontal and vertical band saw, grinders, etc. Positions to be filled include fabricators, welders, and assemblers. Please call 937-378-0220 for information and to apply. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Previous basement excavation experience a must. Able to operate loader, dozer & bobcat. Clean driving record. Brewer Excavating 513-236-6341.

EMPOWERING PEOPLE is seeking experienced, compassionate and dedicated people who like a challenge and enjoy working with the DD population. If you are looking for a great career opportunity, please apply. FT 2nd/3rd shifts available in Clermont/Hamilton counties. $11-$13/hr. based on exp. w/excellent benefits. Duties include assisting w/ADLs, med passing, transportation, etc. Must be 18 yrs. w/clean valid driving record. Send resume to: info@ or apply in person at 350 Kolb Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014. DRIVERS WANTED Tanker Endorsement Needed Earn up to $300 a day 2 Years Experience Class A CDL Local Hauling $500 Sign-on Bonus (See details at TCB office) Call TCB Trucking 513-309-7559 513-625-8183






MACA Plastics, Inc. in Winchester, Ohio is looking for highly motivated individuals to join their team oriented company. MACA is looking for operators & assemblers. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Shifts. Interested candidates can apply in person @ 2455 Cross Road Winchester, Ohio Or contact Phone - 937-544-8618

HELP WANTED Christian Drivers, Plus owner operators, CDL Class A with tanker & TWIC; 2 years exp. home when you need to be. Drivers $800 to $1,500 per week, call Victory Lane Express LLC, (937)217-2189 or (937)587-1122


Avid Bowhunter and Professional Carpenter looking to trade skilled labor for hunting opportunities. Contact Joe at (740) 296-0284 APTS UNFURNISHED

Seaman - Spacious 3 bdrm, w/washer dryer hookup, includes water, sewer & trash. You pay electric. $650 security dep.-$650 mo rent. 1-year lease. We do background checks. Close to parks & school. We accept Section 8, Metro 937927-5741

Seaman - 2bdrm apt, w/washer dryer hookup, includes water, sewer & trash. You pay electric. $475 security dep.-$475 mo rent. 1 year lease. We do background checks. Close to parks and school. We accept Section 8, Metro 937927-5741


Now Accepting Applications Island View Apartments at 302 Cemetery St., Manchester. We offer 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for family, elderly, handicap, or disabled residents. Rent based on 30% of adjusted income. Contact Kay Chandler 937-549-1324 or Richards Management at 888-576-6468 for details. TTD/TTY 800-750-0750. This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer & equal housing opportunity.

BATAVIA - 2 & 3 bedroom apartments available with open wait list. Accepting applications M-F, 9am-4pm. Apartments are income based. 513-732-3804 HOUSES FOR RENT

FOR RENT Small 2 BDR, 1 Bath Country home for rent, $500 Deposit, $500 Month/Lease Requirement, Need references, No smoking, No pets, Please call (937)587-3441 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT

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2 bdrm upstairs apartment:West U n i o n . Wa s h e r / D r y e r hookup, applia n c e s , water/sewage and lawn care furnished. No pets. $450mo/plus deposit. and 1 bdrm apartment in West Union, appliances, water/sewage, lawn care furnished. No pets. $350 mo/plus deposit. Call 937-515-1424 FARM MERCHANDISE

Patented Happy Jack Flea Beacon: Control Fleas in the home without toxic chemicals or costly exterminators. Results overnight! Dinsmore Farm & Fleet (937)544-3332 ( FIREWOOD

FIREWOOD FOR SALE $60 a pick up load, $130 for a cord delivered locally, white oak, red oak, hickory, 6 month seasoned (937)217-8481 FIREWOOD FOR SALE Call Sizzle Sticks (937)544-7159

for a busy tax office in Clermont County. Must have experience. Seasonal day shift. We pay competitive wages. Starting at the end of November through April 15th SEND RESUME TO:



The Adams Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities

is looking to hire 2-3 people to work with adults with disabilities. Direct care workers provide support, personal care and quality assurance for job training and other individual goals while at the workshop and in the community. Applicants must apply in person to Venture Productions located at 11516 SR 41, West Union OH. Monday-Friday 8am-3pm. Applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED, must be 18 years of age, must pass a criminal background check and have a valid driver’s license. Drivers must be at least 21 years of Age. The Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




Must be experienced, current PTIN. We offer competitive wages. This is for seasonal day shift. SEND RESUME TO:

for 1 & 2 bedroom apartments at:

Georgetown 1 Apartments: 401 Marshall Ave. Georgetown, OH 45121 APPLY AT: 610 MARKLEY AVE. GEORGETOWN, OH 45121 or call for details at:


Stove, refrigerator, and on site laundry. Possibility of rental assistance. "Metro Accepted" TDD #419-526-0466 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”


FIREWOOD FOR SALE Semi loads of Oak firewood, 8’ lengths, 4-20” in diameter, Appox. 12.5 cords per truck load, $85.00/per cord locally, Credit Cards accepted, Prompt Local Delivery, Call (920)787-2506 for more information HAY & GRAIN

MIXED HAY FOR SALE - 5x5 round bales $30.00, also square bales $4.00 937-618-1410

HAY FOR SALE Pure Timothy, Pure Orchard Grass, Pure Alfalfa, Alfalfa/Orchard Grass Mix, Mixed Grass. Large Round Bales (4 X 5 net wrapped) and small square bales available. Crawford Farms 937-779-7560 HAY FOR SALE Clover, Timothy, Vetch, Fescue, 800 # bales, $15, Unity area (937)544-5425

HAY FOR SALE $25.00 per roll, Good quality 4 X 5 ft bales, will discount to volume buyers, (937)5447133

Large round bales of hay. Recently baled.. Price $30 each. Call Clarene Barnhill 5442760.


FOR SALE 2003 Ford Explorer, 4.0 engine, nice looking vehicle, 120,000 miles, needs transmission work, $1,500, 1941 Ford 9N Tractor has pond bucket, has new tires in front, $1,500 Call: (937)558-8276

For Sale 1994 Redman Mobile Home, 3 BDR, 14 X 70, as is, $5,000, call Dan (937)698-3140

FOR SALE 12 acres land, John Deere 350-B Dozer 6 way blade, Freeman 4000 Loader with forks, 2 - 066 Stihl Chain Saws, (937)549-3349 VENDOR OPEN HOUSE Clever Container, 31, Cocoa Rose Paparazzi, Pampered Chef October 22, 2016 1 to 3pm 2126 Nichols Ridge Rd, Seaman, (513)309-6413

Jigsaw Puzzles $1.00 each, (937)798-8038

FOR SALE Pullets, 7 months old, 6 Leghorns laying, Rhode Island Reds laying raised on our farm, $8.00 each, Call 544-5174 PERSONALS

SINGLE WHITE Christian male age 71 who doesn’t drink or smoke looking for a single white Christian woman age 56-66 for a lasting relationship & to share expenses. 937-373-3730.


for 1 & 2 bedroom apartments at:

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Stove, refrigerator, and on site laundry. RENT BASED ON INCOME TDD #419-526-0466

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Male looking for female age 40 to 60, Mate to live on small farm to raise animals (937)382-1216, if no answer, please leave msg.


FOUND Male German Shepherd dog found in the area of White Oak Rd in Blue Creek, black in color, Please call: (937)587-3578 MISSING DOG To the person/persons who took the Boxer bulldog from behind the house on Tri-County Highway: You know who you are, we know who you are, just bring the dog back where you got him and there will be no questions asked (937)515-4931 (937)-515-4457


NO HUNTING OR TRESPASSING 28 + Acres 1235 Davis Memorial Road, Peebles, 93 Acres, Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles at the foot of Peach Mountain AUTOS FOR SALE

1998 Dodge Van, 115,000 actual miles, green in color, 3 rows, dual sliding doors, air, automatic power steering and brakes, $2,200.00 Call (937)544-2529

2003 Chevy Tracker, red in color, convertible top, 4 X 4, air, auto and runs good, asking $4,500 or best offer, Call (937)2170592 AUTO FOR SALE 2005 Buick LaSabar 111,670 miles, $4,000 Call (513)255-9755

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ESTATE/BARN SALE 2779 Steam Furnace Rd, Peebles, Oct. 21 & 22, Last one this year, many other items added, tools, hardware, books, records, tapes. Old radios & cameras, pictures, tart work, china, old kitchen items, many many other things come out & we will give you a good deal!


PUBLIC AUCTION Location: 180 Flaugher Hill Rd., Aberdeen, OH 45101 U.S. 52 East of Wm. Harsha Bridge. Signs Posted.

FURNITURE, ANTIQUES, & MISC ITEMS Wine Cabinet, Glass Top Table, Dressers, Glassware, New Fireplace Insert still in box.

Inside Rain or Shine Large Garage Sale October 20th & 21st, 8am to 4pm, 1595 TriCounty Rd, Winchester, tools, antiques, 1996 Ford Van, misc. items

Lunch served

GIANT BARN SALE LOCATED AT: 5426 ST. RT. 134 GIANT POLE BARN - RAIN OR SHINE OCTOBER 20, 21, & 22 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Rain or Shine Call Wendy at 937-444-1885. Antiques, marble dresser, Thomas Kincade prints, Coke items, Christmas items, dolls, Camel items, advertising items, large 5 quart jug, china cabinet, jewelry, glassware, pottery, Winnie the Pooh items, Star Trek, pillow,s cast iron, large wood boat, JohnnyRockets glassware, Cincinanti Reds items, music, cigarette advertisement, table chairs, end tables, walkers, gun cabinet, magazines, old comic books, beer items, old skillets, quilts, wash basin, perfume bottles, pitchers, tools, biscuit board, bowls, ladies vanity items and much, much more!!!!! MOVING SALE 83 Broadway St. Seaman Oct. 21 & 22 Oct. 28 & 29, 9am to dark Household Plunder, glasswear, curio cabinets, furniture, microwave oven, filing cabinets, gardening tools

Not responsible for accidents

SALE CONDUCTED BY Wm. J. Holton 513-218-4100 Jesse Mckenzie 513-218-2541 Associate of Gustin Realty

Large Annual Yard Sale at Wickerhams (937) 779-4405 Wed. October 19 thru Sat. Oct. 22, 9a.m. to 6 p.m. from West Union, go W. to Old Cincinnati Pike then 1.7 mile to 2403 Old Cincinnati Pike, Large variety of items, lots of good books, housewares, tools and hardware, lots of miscellaneous, many at “you name the price”. Come on down, you will find good items that won’t break the budget. BIG MOVING SALE Seaman, Ohio Call anytime (937)515-1617, (937) 386-1025, side by side door refrigator with ice maker, 2 gas stoves, generators, honda, kawaski, everything in house must go!


NEW LISTING! You will love your new 3 bedroom 2 bath home resting on a huge lawn, It has newer siding and roof. Enjoy the beautiful hardwood floors downstairs, the full walkout basement offers endless possibilities. This home is minutes to the grocery and shopping area. You need to come and see this home for only $69,000. Call Ray today!

NEW LISTING! This is a deal! Come and see this 4 bedroom, 2 bath mobile resting on 2 partially fenced acres, it’s ready for you. The property includes a 21x36 barn with horse stahls, and a loft. The property includes a 21x30 detached garage, a tree house, some land scaping and lots of room to grow! Priced at $34,500. Call Wade to schedule a viewing.

THIS HOME NEEDS HELP! Resting on a double lot with a block garage. This home has newer siding and roof but needs everything inside - Come and design your own home. Priced at $29,900. Land contract available. Call Wade. TWO STORY HOME! This 4 bedroom 2 story home rests on 3 acres with woods and along the edge of a creek. The home has a rear deck, a large barn, and two entrances. Priced at $89,900. Call Wade today. RIVER VIEW! One acre overlooking the river, beautiful views, and a beautiful stone wall. Water, septic, and electric are all in place. Priced at $39,900. Call Ray. THIS 1 1/2 STORY HOME is walking distance to the lake. It’s cottage style rests on a double lot with a sun room, and privacy fence. The property has 3 outbuildings, a fire pit, a small fish pond and a rear patio area with outside speakers. Priced at $84,900. Call Ray. NEW LISTING! A Great Country Setting. 5 acres for $22,500, or 10 acres for $45,000, or buy all 15 acres for $65,000. Call Wade for details and enjoy autumn in the country. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY-! This mobile home park offers 10 pads, each with a black top driveway and utilities. The park also includes a 3 bedroom stick built home, the park is fully rented, priced at $185,000. Call Richard. 62 ACRES of commercial property on the Ohio River, lots of road frontage and river frontage. Endless possibilities. Start working on your dream plans Now! Call Richard. NEW LISTING! 2 1/2 acres of country fun! Water and septic in place. Easy access location. Priced at $33,000. Call Ray for your personal viewing.

Richard Shriver 937-927-0125

Angela Smith 937-927-0125

Bob Kelley 937-763-3377

Sandy Kearns 937-365-1734

Carol Stafford 740-248-8237

Clark Castle 937-795-2178

Lawrence J. Perry 614-264-4373

Ray Mustard 937-725-2083

A GREAT PLACE TO CELEBRATE FALL! You must come and see this 4 bedroom 2 bath home. This quad level home offers brand new flooring throughout, huge family room, living room, and an attached 2 car garage. Exit the dining room to a rear deck and take in the wooded view and rolling fenced meadows. This home rests in the center of 10 acres with a large barn with horse stahls, water and electric. The farm also includes 2 two horse stahl loafing shacks and a chicken house! This farm has lots of extras. Come and visit! Agent Owned. New Price $224,900. Call Johanne Today!

NEW LISTING! A beautiful fall view! 17 acres surround this 3 bedroom 2 bath home. This home has new laminate floors, new roof, new windows, and lots of closets. This home has a rear deck and an above ground pool. The property has 10 wooded acres, 6 tillable acres and is fully fenced. Come over and take a look. Priced at $144,900. Call Ray for a personal tour today!

NEW LISTING! A great camping location. One wooded Acre with road frontage on 2 roads, county water available. Priced at $10,000. Owner wants an offer! Call Richard. POSSIBLE LAND CONTRACT! 2 bedroom home with partial basement in Hillsboro. This home rests on a large lot, with storage building. Priced at $34,900. Call Sandy. FEELS LIKE THE COUNTRY! This comfortable 2 bedroom home rests on a double lot with terraced gardens in the back, and a garage with a workshop. The home includes a fireplace, large eat in kitchen, fantastic laundry room, and covered front and rear porches. Priced at $39,900. Call Rob today! HUNTING OPPORTUNITY! 10 acres with woods, a creek, and great hunting! Water and septic in place. Ready for you to build your home or move in a mobile. Priced at $39,900. Call Wade. NEW LISTING! Be your own boss- Business Opportunity! This well established drive thru business offers alcohol, cigarettes, a variety of grocery items, pizza, sandwiches, wings, salads, and more. This opportunity is being offered turn key to include all kitchen equipment, inventory, coolers, security system, cash registers, if you need it - it’s already here. Priced to sell at $289,900. Call Richard today.

Auction Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 29th 10:00AM - James Reeves Auction 5901 Marathon Edenton Rd., Williamsburg, OH Wednesday, Nov. 2nd 10:00AM - 73 Self Storage SR 73, Hillsboro, OH

Todd Ireland 937-716-0795

Bill Tharp 937-393-4605

Dennis Case II 740-707-6806

Dave Inman 937-403-1616

Robert Castle 937-795-2178

Kirk Knoblauch 937-382-8508

Johanne S. Purbaugh 513-616-7443

Wade Shriver 937-509-3370


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Remodeling - Repairs General Maintenance

Dawn Brodt - 937-728-0131

Marla May - 937-544 4504

George Bushelman - 937-217-2175

Angela Caraway - 937-544-7292

Robert Pell - 937-544-3230 Roger Dillon - 544-5439

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HOME HA-327//FAMILY HOME!! - RUSTIC RANCH HOME & 3 ACRES - Situated on a corner lot with frontage on state highway and side street, home features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths custom built kitchen cabinets, 3 storage buildings, car port and side porch. A 28x28 barn, beautiful pine grove. And 16x30 garage. Asking $89,900 H-438//NEW LISTING!!-ADORABLE RANCH HOME!-3 Bedrooms, att garage, black top drive, nice yard with a covered rear porch. Situated in a quiet subdivision- West Union- city utilities. Asking $54,500

H-437//NEW LISTING!!-CHARMING HOME!-Situated on a quiet street at the edge of town, many new updates including wiring, and laminate flooring, 3 bedrooms, 1 b ath full unfinished basement. An open living family and kitchen area. Many windows for natural light, a nice back yard with a detached garage and mature shade. Asking $68,500

H-439//NEW LISTING!!-HUNTING CABIN!-This home would make an excellent weekend getaway, or a permanent home, everything in great condition, property has currently been used for hunters. Sprigg Twp. 36x24, kitchen appliances as well as washer and dryer stay, city water. $34,900

HA-467//MOTIVATED SELLER!!-JOINS THE NATURE CONSERVANCY!!-THE OHIO RIVER IS JUST ACROSS THE STREET!-Beautiful Views of The Ohio River, public campground and boat ramp just up the road-9.25 Acres mostly wooded, excellent Hunting or Nature Lovers Paradise-2 separate home sites featuring 2 single wide homes with city water, electric, and septic. Owner lives in one home and rents the 2nd. A pole barn/garage with concrete floor a large bar with game room in the back. OWNER WANTS AN OFFER! $59,900

HA-472//ESCAPE FROM IT ALL! - This 2 bedroom furnished cabin features an abundance of natural light, with the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the back yard haven. Situated on 3.007 beautiful acres. Well groomed trails, perfect for hiking, hunting or taking in the sounds of nature. Electric and county water, short hike from State Nature Preserve. Everything stays! Priced to sell $42,900.


deep water frontage, a cabin with a wrap-around porch, bedroom, kitchen, bath, and living room on the main level large open loft. A shooting range, small pond, out buildings, city water, electric and telephone. Fishing-boating-swimming-hunting, this place has it all!! Asking $168,500

rate living quarters, an elevator leading to the main level with an open floor plan, cathedral ceiling, hard wood floors, large open kitchen-living-family-and dining room. Large bath with Jacuzzi tub, and separate shower. Gorgeous views of the Ohio River-Plenty of Natural light, nice back yard , a wrap around deck to enjoy the view. Kitchen is equipped with a large island and seating for 6 custom cabinets and large pantry. Great for family gatherings & weekend Fun. Public boat ramp across the street and large vacant owned by the city, so no one can build between this home and the River. Asking $215,500

HA-461// HOME & 10 ACRES!!-Beautiful setting featuring open yard and mature shade, nice garden area, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, ranch DW, kitchen appliances stay, open kitchen and living room with a wood burning fireplace, central air and heat. Rear deck and a front porch, nice outbuilding with 2 rooms, and electric. An older shed and a spring, county water. Ask- F-398//-NEW LISTING!!-A RARE FIND! 176.24 ACRES FARM- Frontage on State highway and ing $69,500 county road, excellent location just 6 miles off State HA-469//HOBBY FARM & 3 ACRES!-MOTIVATED Route 32, ground is mostly tillable. Property is curSELLER!-Flat to gently rolling land, nice garden rently signed up for Conservation Reserve Program area, a barn with 2 stalls and storage, fenced pasture for instant income approximately $9,000 a year, it expires 9/30/17. This farm will make an excellent crop, livestock, and or development property, land is flat to gently rolling. This land is also abundant with trophy size whitetail deer and would make an amazing hunting property. $686,400.

for that 4-H project, Large pond, Farm house is great condition with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, hardwood flooring, a breezeway for an extra room adjoining the oversized 2 car garage, with overhead storage. Kitchen appliances and washer/dryer stay. Nice side porch to hang out and enjoy the surroundings. Asking $129,500 HA-452//30.2 ACRES OF ROLLING LAND-Nestled in a private setting featuring 4-5 acres of open land and remainder in cedars and hardwoods, a flowing creek, 2 bedroom, 2 full bath mobile home featuring a 50x20 deck to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and enjoy the wildlife. Near Amish Community. City water and Electric. $116,500

F-397// END OF THE ROAD PRIVACY!-53 Pristine Acres & Amazing 3 level farm house, featuring 5000 sq ft of living space, 4 bdrms (with potential for more), 3 ½ baths. 17x21 Master with his/hers walkin closets, jacuzzi tub and raised dbl vanity. Large country kitchen with loads of maple cabinets, bar area incorporating the large open great room, magnificent 2 story stone wood burning fireplace, providing a dynamic atmosphere, cathedral ceiling, a full finished walk out basement w/mother-in law suite and or great hang out for the kids, plus an unfinished 2nd story bonus room with heat and air, att oversized 2 car garage. 32x56 Amish built pole barn with 2 overhead doors for a drive-thru, work shop, a basketball court, concrete floor, and stalls. 16x20 equipment shed. Also a 14x72 newly remodeled mobile home situated on the farm for rental income or tenant housing. Approximately 12 acres of woods, abundant with wildlife, great hunting or nature viewing. This Home was built in 2002 by one of the county’s finest craftsman. Come view this exceptional treasure! Many extras! Asking $499,000

HA-453//6.5 ACRES & LARGE POND-Peebles V-630//NEW LISTING!!-VACANT LAND!-4.3 area-Large DW featuring 3 bedrooms 2 full baths, ACRES- Beautiful scenic setting on a quiet dead end Living room, family room Extra large master bdrm road with open and wooded land, electric, and counHA-471//BEAUTIFUL OHIO BRUSH CREEK try water available, excellent building site or weekFRONTAGE-600 FT-HOME & 36.778 ACRES-Enjoy end getaway, abundant with whitetail deer and wild the privacy and seclusion of this hidden treasure with turkey. $22,500 with room for a sitting area as well. Wood burning fireplace, open living and kitchen area, utility room with outside entrance. Open land area for a camper hook up and large stocked pond. This property is only 2 miles from Mineral Springs Lake and Resort, easy access to State Route 32 . Call for Details. OWNER WANTS AN OFFER!!!! $114,500

HA-468//AMAZING RIVER HOME!!-This unique home was built in 2005, ground level features a concrete stamped drive, 3 car garage, with work area, storage room, full bath and a separate room which would make a nice bedroom, excellent for a sepa-


Steve Brown - 937-725-0044

Angela Waits - 937-779-7004

V-636//-NEW LISTING!! MATURE WOODED LAND - Privately situated near the end of a dead end road, mature hardwoods, county water and electric are available. Great weekend retreat or building site. Asking $14,500.

V635//-POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE- NEW LISTING!! EXCELLENT HUNTING & RECREATIONAL LAND!-27.74 - Hunting & Recreational property-hiking, camping, and ATV riding. Close proximity to Shawnee State Forest & Lodge. Property features mature trees, as well as approximately 2.5 buildable acres for permanent residence or cabin. Electric and county water available. $59,500. V-634//-NEW LISTING!!-10.5 ACRES-SOUTHERN OHIO AT ITS FINEST! - Excellent hunting land, weekend retreat, or building site, land is gently rolling with mature trees, abundant wildlife, and existing trails. Loft-style Amish cabin, county water and electric on site. $42,000.

V-633//NEW LISTING!-112 ACRES-JOINS NATURE CONSERVANCY!-Excellent hunting or Nature Lovers Paradise!- Very private near the end of a dead end road in a valley setting abundant with wildlife and mature hardwoods, several trails, a primitive cabin, electric and county water are available, creek, and rock formations. This property is only 2 miles from The Beautiful Ohio River and public boat ramp. Enjoy everything Southern Ohio has to offer! Asking $196,000. V-555// WEST UNION AREA! BUILDING LOT SITUATED-In a new restricted subdivision with beautiful homes, black top streets, city water, sewage, and underground electric. Featuring 4.5 acres, approximately 1 acre open and remainder in woods, situated at the end of a dead end street, for extra privacy. Asking $35,500

V-625//GREAT HUNTING OR RECREATIONAL LAND!-3 Acres-Situated not far from the Ohio River, Beautiful Ohio Brush Creek and The Nature Conservancy, Water and electric are available, mostly wooded land. Asking $10,500 COMMERCIAL

C-402//MANY POSSIBILITIES!!- 1835 Sq ft building with an office and bathroom, and 2 great rooms, a large garage with electric and concrete floor, parking area, this building has many possibilities, and has been used as a auto repair, real estate office, a V-629//NEW LISTING!!!-6.66 ACRES-Vacant land church, work out gym, and more. Call for details, mostly tillable and gently rolling situated on a quiet much exposure. West Union area. Call for details. dead end road. Abundant with wildlife, scattered $64,900 woods. Currently in crops. Asking $25,500. C-401//GREAT INCOME PROPERTY!!-This propV-628//OHIO RIVER LOT-Over 100 ft of Ohio River erty features 3 mobile homes on a nice corner lot in frontage. Nice lot with county water and electric Peebles. Generating a great monthly income! Many available. Breathtaking Views- Rural and Quiet!! possibilities! Call for details. Asking $52,500 Only $19,900. C-122//GREAT LOCATION!-On State Route 41 just V-632// POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING AVAIL- pass the Walmart, 2.84 acres all city utilities, Owner ABLE - VACANT LAND-11.297 ACRES!-Property ready to Sell! $169,500. WANTS AN OFFER! is flat to gently rolling mostly tillable, featuring 2 creeks, excellent building site or recreational prop- C-130//EXCELLENT EXPOSURE!-1.19 Acre-Corerty. Electric and water are available. $37,500 ner of State Route 32 and State Route 247, excellent location for a business. Asking $249,900




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Oct. 14, 2016 Civil Cases

Deutsche Bank National Trust vs Unknown Heirs At Law, Shirley, Action: Foreclosures Fifth Third Bank vs Tim L. Setty, Action: Foreclosures H&S Financial vs Robert Mccane, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry Filed. (H & S Financial shall henceforth be deemed the Plaintiff in this case.) Fifth Third Bank vs Nesbit, Randall Buryl, Judgment Entry: Agreed dismissal entry filed. (Complaint and counterclaim is dismissed.) Dennis Matthew Chapman vs Dpl, Inc, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Court, on its own motion, finds it necessary to reschedule the final pretrial currently scheduled herein for 2/17/17. Said hearing will be held on 2/16/17 at 1 p.m.) American Express Bank, Fsb vs James Smith, Judgment Entry: Entry on satisfaction filed. (The Judgment within this matter is fully paid and satisfied.) Lvnv Funding Llc vs Russell Biggs, Judgment Entry: Affidavit and order and notice of garnishment of property other than personal earnings and answer of garnishee filed. Progressive Specialty Ins Co vs Jenilyn Lea Walker, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry Filed. (Plaintiffs motion for summary judgment has been heard on 10/7/16. Court finds plaintiffs motion well taken. It is ordered, adjudged, and decreed judgment rendered against defendant, on the issue of liability only. Court notes defendant offered no pleadings contra to plaintiffs motion for limited summary judgment.) Civil Division

Gayla Beth Fritzhand vs Estate of Donald K Shelton, Judgment Entry: Entry of Plaintiffs motion for summary judgment filed. (The court finds the plaintiff have a legal right to part of the estate and orders partion of the Estate in favor of the Plaintiffs. Court appoints appraisers and their report is due 11/18/16.) Convergence Receivables L.C. vs Mary

A. Robbers, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Appearing to court, upon review of file, matter filed on 3/17/16. Original method of service was returned, unclaimed. 5/5/16 summons/complaint were reissued by regular us mail with certificate of mailing. Items were not returned to court. Counsel instructed to proceed to move matter along within next thirty days.) JP Morgan Chase Bank, National vs Billy J. Parker, Judgment Entry: Entry granting Plaintiff’s motion for leave to file amended complaint filed. Plaintiff shall be and hereby is granted leave to file an amended complaint Tim Peterson vs Village of Manchester And, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Oral request of defendants Counsel to file response to plaintiffs motion for permanent injunction, it is ordered that defendants counsel shall have until 10/21/16 at 12 p.m. to file said response.) Discover Bank vs Thomas L. White, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Appearing to court, upon review of the file, service of summons was complete on 5/13/16. Plaintiff has taken no further action in this proceeding. Counsel is instructed to take action to move case along toward resolution.) Discover Bank vs Joshua R. Hall, Judgment Entry: Telephone conference notice, telephone conference checklist filed. (Telephone conference on 12/12/16 at 1:00 p.m.) Citimortgage, Inc vs Tammy Marion, Judgment Entry: Telephone conference notice, telephone conference checklist filed. (Telephone conference on 12/12/16 at 2 p.m.) Cathy Lynn Simon vs Paula Lee Aulino, Judgment Entry: Pre-trial Order Jury trial filed. (Trial by jury on 7/24/16 at 9 a.m.) Cathy Lynn Simon vs Paula Lee Aulino, Judgment Entry: Scheduling order filed. (Final pre-trial on 6/29/17 at 11:30 and trial to jury on 7/24-25-26-27/17 at 9 a.m.) Freedom Mortgage Corporation vs Jerry Lewis, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry and decree of foreclosure filed. (If sums due are not

"I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears." Psalm 34:4

Phyllis Jane Lloyd Young was born to William Taylor and Grace Lee (Wasson) Lloyd on December 2, 1929 in Liberty Township. God called her home on May 31, 2016 at the age of 86 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard "Sparky" Young and two sons-in-law; David Newman and Ronnie Bradford. She is survived by her three loving daughters; Marilyn Francis (Ed), Connie Phelps (Tim), and Debbie Newman (Larry), all of West Union; one sister; Virginia Satterfield of West Union; three grandchildren; Sarah Newman and Rachel Newman both of West Union and Wesley Newman (Whitney) of Lawshe in Adams County; three great-grandchildren; Alisha Hargett of West Union and Walker and Wylie Newman of Lawshe; sisters and brothers in law, several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Phyllis married Howard "Sparky" Young on October 17, 1953. They enjoyed 47 wonderful years together before his death on February 18, 2001. She was a loving mother to her three girls; Marilyn Sue, Connie Lee and Deborah Ann and was always there to help when needed. She was loved dearly by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of West Union High School, Class of 1947. She was a former member of Liberty Chapel Methodist Church in Liberty Township and current member of the West Union Christian Union Church where she had served as president of Ladies Aide and a member of the Care Team. She enjoyed sending birthday and anniversary cards to church members and tried to remember all the sick. She and Virginia Grooms were Advisors together for the Cook, Sew and Grow 4-H club in West Union for several years. Phyllis enjoyed working at Blake Pharmacy and Blake's Hallmark. She retired from Blakes after 42 years. She loved being manager at the Hallmark Shop where she took pride in meeting her customers' needs and keeping the store clean and organized. She appreciated her coworkers and they respected her dedication. Phyllis spent the last two months of her life earnestly waiting on God to take her home. Her body was frail and her spirit weak, but her love for the Lord and desire to make heaven her home was strong. She knew what was waiting on her. "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank everyone for texts, phone calls, Facebook comments, flowers, food, visits, donations to West Union Christian Union Church and Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley and attendance at Mom's visitation/funeral. All acts of kindness will be remembered for years to come. A special thanks to Lafferty Funeral Home for their help during the service, Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley for all the excellent care during Mom's illness and the pall bearers. A huge thank-you goes to the West Union Christian Union Church for all their support, the delicious funeral meal, and especially Pastor Lee for his visits and comforting words at the funeral. We would also like to thank our husbands for carrying out responsibilities at home during the time we were away caring for Mom. May God bless you all, Marilyn Francis, Connie Phelps, Debbie Newman

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paid within 5 days, an order of sale shall be issued.) Jackie Ruark, Individually & vs Leanne M. Parrack, Judgment Entry: Telephone Conference Notice, telephone conference checklist filed. (Telephone conference notice, telephone conference checklist filed. (Telephone conference on 12/12/16 at 9 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Stephen Dale Eury Aka Stephen, Judgment Entry: Telephone conference notice, telephone conference checklist filed. (Telephone conference on 12/12/16 at 10 a.m.) Karen Thompson vs Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Judgment Entry: Telephone conference notice, telephone conference checklist filed. (Telephone conference on 12/15/15 at 10 a.m.) Jason Mallott vs The Village of Manchester, Judgment Entry: Telephone conference notice, telephone conference checklist filed. (Telephone conference on 11/30/16 at 1:30 p.m.) Toby P. Smalley, CoTrustee vs William L. Smalley, Trustee, Judgment Entry: (Scheduling hearing on motion) filed. Motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, the court sets matter for 11/10/16 at 2 p.m.) Criminal Division

State of Ohio vs Jeremiah Swayne, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (The court finds the motion for judicial release not well taken and denied.) State of Ohio vs Brian Carroll, Judgment Entry: Sentencing entry of revocation of community control filed. (Def’s community control is revoked and he is sentenced to and additional one year community control through 4/26/18, treatment and directed by the probation dept, pay cost, subject to random drug testing, DNA testing. State of Ohio vs Rodney Zimmerman, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Hearing on bond modification held on 10/6/16 defendants previous bond is modified to 1) $20,000 O.R. Journal Entry filed. (Hearing on bond modification held on 10/6/16. Defendant’s previous bond is modified to 1) $20,000 O.R. 2) New address: 412 North East St. Hiilsboro, OH 45133. All prior terms and conditions of bond shall remain as sentencing on 12/14/2016 AT 11 a.m.). State of Ohio vs Rodney Zimmerman, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Matter before court on 10/6/16 for full hearing on motion to revoke community control. Defendant violated probation conditions. Bond set at $20,000 O.R. new address noted by court. Matter set for sentencing on 12/14/16 at 11:00 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Destany Jarvis, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry community work service filed. (It is ordered that the def. is to report to the probation dept. and work 60 hrs and payment will go toward probation fees.) State of Ohio vs James Johnson Jr., Judgment

Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Motion for judicial release not well taken and is denied.) State of Ohio vs Kelly Scott, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Hearing concerning def’s ngri plea will be 10/18/16 at 1:30 p.m. A warrant to remove shall be issued.) State of Ohio vs Cory Tackett, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Def. was not at home and outside of the hours of curfew. It is ordered that a capias be issued.) State of Ohio vs Daniel Fristoe, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry on sentence filed. (Def. convicted of AGG possession of drugs F5 and Count II having weapons under disability F3 and sentenced to 5 yrs comm. Control, Intensive supervision for six months after release from Star, attend treatment per Brown Co. probation office, OL Suspension for six months with limited privileges. Two Muzzelloaders are forfeited to ACSO, scope returned to owner, pay cost, complete Star, def. to remain in jail State of Ohio vs Paige Buschard, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Def. failed to appear for sentencing. A capias is to be issued.) State of Ohio vs Paige Buschard, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Bond reverts to a straight CA/SU and def. placed in the custody of the ACSO. Sentencing will be 10/26/16 at 9 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Cheyenne Bennington, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Matter came before 10/5/16 for hearing on motion for treatment in lieu of conviction and change of plea. Order that matter shall be continued to 11/16/16 at 2:15 p.m. Defendant ordered to bring treatment plan and bed date from counseling center.) State of Ohio vs Christina Young, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. Final pretrial set for 10/19/16 at 1:30 p.m. and jury trial on 10/31/16 & 11/1/16 at 9:00 a.m. State of Ohio vs Brandon McNamara, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry on sentence filed. (Defendant convicted of tampering with records F3 and sentenced to two yrs comm. Control, 200 hrs comm. Service, $1,000 fine waived if def. maintains full time employment for one year, pay cost and DNA test.) State of Ohio vs William Hall, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Def. failed to appear for hearing 10/5/16. It is ordered that a capias be issued.) State of Ohio vs Michelle Hodges, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Def. failed to appear for hearing on 10/6/16. It is ordered that a capias be issued.) State of Ohio vs Matthew Osborne, Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, aggravated possession of drugs.) State of Ohio vs Darin Pribble, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry on sentence filed. (Def. convicted of illegal assembly or possession or chemical for the manufacture of drugs F3 and sentenced to 3 yrs comm. Control, 1

year intensive supervision, 240 hrs comm. Service, $5,000 fine, OL suspension 6 months commencing 10/15/16, complete the RU program, pay cost and submit to DNA testing.) State of Ohio vs Christopher Hale, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Jury trial previously for 10/31 and 11/1/16 are hereby continued due to motion to vacate trial and motion for change of plea hearing filed by counsel on 10/5/16. Change of plea hearing now set for 10/28/16. Change of plea hearing now set for 10/28/16 at 10 a.m. and sentencing on 11/30/16 matter 10:15 a.m.) State of Ohio vs Clinton Waters, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (This matter is continued to 10/19/16 at 2:45 p.m.) State of Ohio vs Clinton Waters, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Final pretrial will be 10/19/16 at 2:45 p.m. A warrant for removal is to be issued.) State of Ohio vs David E. Deininger Jr, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Hearing on bond modification held 10/6/16. Defendants previous bond is modified to $50,000 O.R. and new address noted.) State of Ohio vs Denny Blanton Jr., Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (It is ordered that the def. be returned to the county to prepare for jury trial by 11/3/16 at 12 noon. A warrant for removal is to be issued.) State of Ohio vs Justin Clay, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. Bond Modification hearing was held and the previous bond is modified to $20,000 O.R. Bond. State of Ohio vs Justin Clay, Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment Entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, Impropertly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and domestic violence. Sentencing set for 11/15/16 at 12:45 p.m. Counts II and IV of the indictment dismissed. State of Ohio vs Denny Blanton Jr, Judgment Entry: Judgment Entry Filed. (It is ordered that exhibit A filed with the def’s motion to dismiss is hereby sealed.) State of Ohio vs Zackary McKee, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. Video conference could not take place on said dates. Matter is rescheduled for arraignment on 10/26/16 at 10 a.m. State of Ohio vs Jeremy White, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. $20,000 O.R. Bond effective 10/6/16. State of Ohio vs Jeremy White, Judgment Entry: Plea of guilty, Judgment entry of guilty filed. (Defendant plead guilty to, aggravated possession of drugs. Sentencing set for Nov. 10, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. State of Ohio vs Nathaniel Waller, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Def. granted permission to move.) State of Ohio vs Nathaniel Waller, Judgment Entry: Journal Entry Filed. (Def. is granted permission to move.) Domestic Cases

Samantha Deiniger, West Union vs David Deiniger,

West Union, Action: Divorce without children Bill R. Hatcher, West Union vs Khalidya M. Hatcher, West Union, Action: Dissolution without children Domestic Relations Division

Joanie M. Hacker vs Kevin D. Hacker, Judgment Entry: Notice of hearing and order to appear filed. (Hearing on failure to pay support set for 11/29/16 at 2:15 p.m.) Karen R. Rice vs William N. Rice, Judgment Entry: Magistrates Order Filed. (New contempt motions is continued to hearing on 12/1/16 at 10:30 a.m. Obligor shall appear.)

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO CASE NO. CVH 20160320 LEGAL NOTICE VILLAGE OF PEEBLES PLAINTIFF VS WILMA TOLLE, DECEASED AND THE UNKNOWN EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, SUCCESSORS, HEIRS AND ASSIGNS OF WILMA TOLLE AND THE UNKNOWN TENANTS OF 61 THIRD STREET, PEEBLES, OHIO DEFENDANTS Defendant Wilma Tolle, deceased, unknown executors, administrators, successors, heirs and assigns of Wilma Tolle, and unknown tenants of 61 Third Street, Peebles, Ohio whose addresses are unknown, are hereby notified that the Village of Peebles has filed a complaint to abate the nuisance that exists at 61 Third Street, Peebles, Ohio. Said Defendants are notified that the unknown executors, administrators, successors, heirs and assigns of Wilma Tolle, and unknown tenants of 61 Third Street, Peebles, Ohio, are required to answer said complaint within 28 days after the last publication of this notice. Said answer should be filed with the clerk of this court whose address is listed below and a copy served upon plaintiffs attorney who is DANA N. WHALEN, and whose address is 310 North Market Street, West Union, Ohio 45693. Larry Heller, Clerk of Courts 110 West Main Street West Union OH 45693 PD 9-14-16, 9-21-16, 9-28-16, 10-5-16, 10-12-16, 10-19-16 ---------------------------------------SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Franklin Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the new Franklin Township building on Cemetery Road for the purpose of appointing a trustee to a vacated position for the unexpired term. Becky Sanders, Fiscal Officer PD 10-19-16 ---------------------------------------2017 Schedule Meeting West Union Village Council Meetings for 2017 all meetings will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 33 Logans Lane, West Union, Ohio 45693. January 3 and 24 February 14 and 28 March 14 and 28 April 11 and 25 May 9 and 23 June 13 and 27 July 11 and 25 August 8 and 22 September 12 and 26 October 10 and 24 November 14 and 28 December 12 Tanya Johnson, Village Clerk PD 10-19-16 ----------------------------------------

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West Union Highland County: • Samaritan Outreach in Hillsboro • Our Daily Bread through the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church Fayette County: • The Well in Washington Court House Projects to date have ranged from serving food, sorting items, stocking pantries, landscaping, staffing a yard sale to working with individuals with disabilities and packing backpacks for local children in need. “At our First State Bank, our mission is to ‘Serve Our Community with Passion’ and one way we accomplish this is by volunteering with these vital organizations that do so much to enrich the lives of local residents,” said Michael Pell, First State Bank President/CEO. “As a locally owned and operated community bank, we decided it was important

For the second consecutive year, First State Bank has implemented a company-wide initiative to “give back” to the communities it serves through employee volunteerism. Since Jan. 2016, nearly 100 First State Bank employees have donated their time and talents to non-profit organizations across Adams, Brown, Highland and Fayette Counties. The organizations selected as part of the program this year included: Brown County: • The Veteran’s Home in Georgetown • Helping Hands in Mt. Orab Adams County: • The Humane Society of Adams County in West Union • The “Blessings in a Backpack” Program through Church 180 in Seaman • Venture Productions in

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The First State Bank volunteer team helping with the “Blessings in a Backpack” program with Church 180 in Seaman. for our people to get involved and help make a difference locally,” said Pell. First State Bank offers customers a full range of products including traditional, personal, commercial and agricultural loan and deposit solutions.

Family in single-car accident on Oct. 11

Additionally, First State Bank customers have the option of convenient online and mobile banking. FSB Mobile App users also now have the option of mobile check deposit, so checks can be deposited anywhere, anytime.

Dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and high value products while enhancing shareholder value, First State Bank has been a trusted and respected community institution since 1884. With a loan production office in Clinton

County and banking center locations in Adams, Brown, Highland, Fayette and Hamilton Counties, all banking center operations and management are locally controlled. To learn more about First State Bank, visit

Two minors escape injury, further charges pending BY PATRICIA BEECH PEOPLE’S DEFENDER

accident may be pending against a father suspected of driving under the influence while his two minor

Further charges rising from an Oct. 11 vehicle

children were passengers in the car. First responders were called to the accident scene on St. Rte.. 136 at approximately 11 p.m.last Tuesday. According to Trooper Joshua Hunter of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Christopher Chaffin, age 29, of Seaman was traveling northbound on Route 136 when he drove his red 2005 Buick Lucerne off the left side of the roadway, struck a utility pole, and overturned



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● Never smoke in bed or near an open oxygen source, gas stove or other flammable object. ● When cooking, don’t leave pots and pans unattended. Use a timer to remind you of food in the oven. Avoid wearing loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking. ● Don’t overload electrical outlets or extension cords. The Senior Services Levy with a .20 mill increase will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Our agency receives money from this levy to help with our operating expenses and to provide senior citizens with homecare and/or transportation services. Without this levy, our agency would not be able to provide these much needed services that help seniors stay in their homes and get the medical care that they need. The .20 mill increase is levy money that would go directly to ABCAP to support the Meals on Wheels program for Adams County. If you have any questions, please stop by our agency. MediGold, a supplement to Medicare, will have a seminar to learn more about MediGold as well as sign-up at the following location:

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● Nov. 16 at the Wayne Township/Cherry Fork Firehouse Conference Room starting at 4 p.m. For more information, please contact: Cara Mia Mullenix at 1-800-9644525. State HEAP applications are now available at our agency for the 2016-2017 winter season. We have an aide to assist any senior 60+ with filling out their applications for State assistance only. Please call to schedule an appointment at 544-3979. An aide will be at Prather’s IGA on Friday, Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m. to distribute HEAP applications and for you to ask questions. Check us out on Facebook. You can log on and see what we have going on here by typing inside the Facebook Search bar: “Adams County Senior Citizens Council” to find us. We post daily so click on us to see what may be going on here. We add tips for seniors for your continued health and even a bit of fun. Just A Thought: “When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.” ~Author unknown


Applying to college? Free help with the applicaThe Ohio Department of tion process is available at Commerce Division of the Adams County Public State Fire Marshall has a Library. Get step-by-step flyer for “Fire Safety Tips assistance filing the for Older Ohioans” with FAFSA, preparing college these suggestions: applications, planning and ● Install a smoke detecediting scholarship essays, tor on each level of the finding scholarships, reghome and inside each bedistering for the ACT, and room. finding free ACT test ● Check the smoke preparation resources. detectors monthly and Counselor Ed Huck is change the batteries at available for walk-in least twice a year. appointments on certain Caregivers are encouraged dates. to check detectors for Call to schedule a perthose who are unable to do sonal appointment at it by themselves. another time. Ed will be at ● Make a fire escape the Peebles Library from 2 plan for the home and – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, know two ways out of the Oct. 19 and Nov. 2, at the home. North Adams Library from ● Make any necessary 2 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, accommodations, such as Oct. 26 and Nov. 9, and at providing exit ramps and the West Union Library on widening doorways to select Tuesday and facilitate an emergency Thursday afternoons. Call escape. 544-2591 or 587-2085 to ● Speak to family schedule an appointment members, the building or learn more. manager or neighbors One-on-one assistance about your fire safety plan with computer and techand practice it with them. nology questions is avail● Ask emergency able at each Adams providers to keep senior County Public Library. citizens’ special needs AmeriCorps member information on file. Jordan Werring is serving ● In multi-story homes, as a computer tutor in the make arrangements to library, thanks to a sleep on the ground floor, Guiding Ohio Online if possible, or near an grant awarded by the State exit. Library of Ohio and ServeOhio. Jordan is Edge of Appalachia Preserve System announces Fall available to help with questions about using 2016 Eulett Center After Hours Series computers, finding inforSUBMITTED BY free public talks about Center and enjoy an hour mation or completing interesting things in of something new and CHRIS BEDEL tasks online, or using perAdams County. Don’t go interesting. sonal tablets or laptops. right home after work. For more information Join The Edge of Whether you are interested Grab a friend and come to contact Preserve Director, Appalachia Preserve for the museum’s Eulett Chris Bedel at (937) 544- in beginning computer tutoring, or would like 2880 ext 11 or help with a more advanced Or just show up the day of topic, Jordan is happy to provide training custhe event at Eulett Center tomized to your needs. at 4274 Waggoner Riffle Get started with email Road in West Union. No registration or calling in is or social media, learn about cloud storage, necessary. understand best practices in personal security online, learn Microsoft Office, get help filling out online applications, or ask questions about your Windows 10 laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Jordan will be at the Peebles

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Whitney, the Pet Partners reading therapy dog, visits the North Adams Library each Wednesday at 3 p.m. Come read with her! Library on Mondays from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., the West Union Library on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., the Manchester Library on Wednesdays from noon- 7 p.m., the North Adams Library on Thursdays from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., and the Peebles Library on Fridays from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Call to schedule an appointment, or ask about scheduling a Wednesday evening appointment at the library nearest you. Teens are invited to a Halloween Party with Ms. Julia at the North Adams Library on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Come play “Zombies vs Humans” with Nerf guns, show off your costumes, eat snacks, check out the latest zombie books, and watch the teen movie “Warm Bodies.” Elementary and middle schoolers are invited to join Ms. Julia at the North Adams Library for a Spooktacular Halloween Party on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. We’ll play games, have a costume contest, face painting, candy and refreshments,

and award prizes. Call (937) 386-2556 for more information. Ms. Tara invites preschoolers and siblings to Book or Treat at the West Union Library on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Wear your favorite costume, and visit library staff in their offices to receive a book or treat. The West Union Library Book Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. to read “Be Frank with Me” by Julia Claiborne Johnson. The North Adams Library Adult Book Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “A Road Unknown” by Barbara Cameron. Pick up a copy of each month’s book club title at the library desk. Everyone is welcome. Learn more about the library’s book clubs online at The Adams County Public Library is open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Visit us online at

Carters will celebrate 50th Anniversary

Tom and Sharon Carter of Seaman will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 23. They plan to celebrate this wonderful day with their family.

Trunk or Treat Friday, October 28th 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Peebles United Methodist Church 1730 Measley Ridge Rd, Peebles For the past 11 years, the Peebles United Methodist Church has had the pleasure of having "Trunk or Treat". Once again, we invite you to join us. Safe and fun for all - trunks with candy and free hotdogs!

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