Archive for April, 2015


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Teen Injured During Collision With Adams County School Bus

A 17 year old female Otway resident suffered serious injury Thursday afternoon during a collision with an Adams County school bus. According to the State Patrol, the unidentified teen was flown by Air Evac to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after traveling left of center and colliding with the bus around 3:46 p.m. on State Route 125 in Brush Creek Township.

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Arts Council announces theater slate

Appalachian Regional Theater, the theatrical arm of the Adams County Arts Council, has announced its upcoming theater productions. The first show will be the classic, “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson, which will play June 4, 5, 6, and 7 at the Oliver School Theater on Wheat Ridge Road.

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Bentonville hosts Horse Thief banquet

Although horse thievery is no longer such an issue in mainstream society as it was in the 19th Century, the Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society still gathers together the last Saturday of every April to hold their annual banquet. This year’s Annual Anti-Horse Thief Society Banquet will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Burning Heart Campground Cafeteria in Bentonville.

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Criminal Traffic

Tabatha Lynn Gardner, Peebles, complicity, dismissed without prejudice as the Defendant was sentenced to prison in a felony case in Adams County common pleas. Nathan D. Puckett, Winchester, illegal manufacture, dismissed without prejudice.

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Defender announces move

The People’s Defender will be moving to a new location to better serve our readers and advertisers on Monday, April 27. While The Defender has been located on the courthouse square for decades – new technology, parking and unloading have become issues at the old location. The newspaper will be moving to a more modern office off state Route 41 in West Union.

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Library News

The Adams County Public Library is celebrating National Library Week, and we invite you to join us! If you haven’t visited the library in some time, now is the perfect chance to stop in and register for a free library card. Access millions of books and movies, including current best sellers, request items be delivered to your closest library branch, use public computers or free wireless Internet, or participate in one of our free events.

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Kids item sale offered at new animal shelter

A kids item garage sale event will take place at the new animal shelter in West Union from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, rain or shine. Baby and kids clothing, kids furniture, children’s books, and lots and lots of toys will be available.

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Commissioners’ Journal

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on March 30 with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Becky Brodt was also present.

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4-H and FFA Rabbit Clinic, tattooing, and fun show

The clinic will run from 9-11 a.m.Saturday, April 18, and will feature sessions on selection, showmanship, feeding and nutrition, biosecurity and animal health, and more. Participants will receive credit for attending small animal quality assurance.

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Career and Technical Students provide labor

Students participating are, front from left, Ronald Nolan, Jacob Gilkison, Jacob Back, Cody Hall, Isaiah Planck, Dodge Estle, Nichole Horsley, Phil Thomas, Robert Scott; and second row, Paul Hughes, Dog Warden; Zack Litteton, Michael Baldwin, David Bender, Dakota Hall, Hunter Dunn; third row, commissioner Brian Baldridge, Vohn Hoop, Masonry Instructor; Rick Setty, Sally Hayslip, Brent Harper, Carpentry Instructor; Jason Vesey, CTC Director; commissionersPaul Worley and Stephen Caraway.

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