Archive for November, 2014


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Adams County grand jury hands down indictments

A grand jury issues an indictment after reviewing the evidence presented and finds that there is probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed. Those indicted are still innocent until found guilty by a jury of their peers in a court of law.

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Three arrested in drug bust

The Manchester Police Department received information concerning a possible drug deal on Thursday, Nov. 20. The suspects were on their way to Adams County to sell heroin, and, with the forewarning, Chief Jeff Bowling and Officer Jason Mallott of the Manchester Police Department and Sergeant Matt Windle of the Seaman Police Department worked with a confidential informant to set-up a controlled buy. The suspects demanded that the exchange take place at the Manchester First Stop.

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Tree lighting on Nov. 29

The Adams County Lions Clubs will hold the fourth annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Adams County Courthouse on Saturday, Nov. 29. Booths will open 5 p.m. as individuals arrive for the parade line-up. Christmas Treats will need to be registered by 5:30 p.m. prior to the start of the parade, which will get underway between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. Once the parade has ended, the Liberty Band will entertain the crowd with Christmas music, before the cast of “Anne of Green Gables – The Musical” arrives to perform a sneak preview for the audience.

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ACOV discusses proposed rental policy changes

The Adams County/Ohio Valley Board of Education held a regular meeting at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center on Thursday, Nov. 20. The board usually meets every other week; however, this meeting was moved ahead due to the normal meeting time falling on Thanksgiving Day. No students or staff were recognized at this meeting, but West Union Elementary School showed the presentation they gave at a recent conference meeting.

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Dog tags scheduled to go on sale Dec. 1

It’s that time of year, when snow covers the ground, lights are hung on houses, people flood to the stores to buy gifts, and Fido needs new dog tags. That last one may have caught some off-guard, but, while it may not be that high on the to-do list, dog tags will start being sold on Monday, Dec. 1. Until Jan. 31, individuals can purchase a one-year dog license for $10, a three-year dog license for $30, a permanent dog license for $100, and a kennel license for $50.

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Lions Clubs set Christmas Tree Lighting

The Adams County Lions Clubs are inviting all community residents to “An Adams County Christmas” tree lighting event on 5 p.m. Nov. 29 on the Adams County Courthouse square. This event is part of a cooperative effort of Manchester, Peebles, and West Union Lions Clubs to provide a family-friendly community event for the holiday season.

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Caraway Pumpkin now a century farm

From left, Stephen Caraway, Adams County Commissioner; Angela Caraway, owner; David Gifford, Adams County Auditor; DeAnne Jane Caraway, daughter of owners; Brian Baldridge, Adams County Commissioners; Forrest Caraway, owner; Paul Worley, Adams County Commissioner; Mark Tolle, Adams County Recorder; and Lisa Newman, Adams County Treasurer, were present as the Caraway Pumpkin Farm was recognized as a century farm by the State of Ohio.

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Seaman First Stop plans to expand into grocery

The Seaman Village Council met on Oct. 6 for a regular board meeting. Members present include Leigh Ann Sims, Trina Sparks, William Shelby, David Hancock, David Merfert.

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Fire destroys Manchester home

Another home in Adams County was struck by fire this week. As this extremely cold weather settles in the county and residents start heating their homes, the chances of structure fires start increasing.

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Fire destroys Manchester home

Another home in Adams County was struck by fire this week. As this extremely cold weather settles in the county and residents start heating their homes, the chances of structure fires start increasing.

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