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Blanton rape, kidnapping trial continues at courthouse

A nine woman, three man jury with four alternates was seated on Monday, Aug. 21 in the rape and kidnapping trial of an Adams County teen with Judge Brett Spencer presiding. Denny W. Blanton,Jr. 18, of Manchester is accused of allegedly kidnapping and raping a minor girl from the Peebles area on Feb. 22, 2016.

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Blanton rape, kidnapping trial continues at courthouse

A nine woman, three man jury with four alternates was seated on Monday, Aug. 21 in the rape and kidnapping trial of an Adams County teen with Judge Brett Spencer presiding. Denny W. Blanton,Jr. 18, of Manchester is accused of allegedly kidnapping and raping a minor girl from the Peebles area on Feb. 22, 2016.

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Republican committee appoints new Commissioner

The central committee of the Adams County Republican Party has appointed Ty R. Pell to the county commissioner's seat vacated by Stephen Caraway earlier this month. Pell was one of 10 candidates vying for the position.

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Michael L Morgan

Michael Lee Morgan, age 68, of West Union, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 at home. He was born July 15, 1948 in Tiffin Township in Adams County.

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Michael L Morgan

Michael Lee Morgan, age 68, of West Union, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 at home. He was born July 15, 1948 in Tiffin Township in Adams County.

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Defender celebrates 150th year of publication

Newspapers chronicle human experience. The history of any newspaper is really the history of the people, places, and events covered in its pages.

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Wayne Township and Manchester join OhioCheckbook.com

The village of Manchester and Wayne Township have joined hundreds of Ohio villages, townships and counties in providing its citizens easy access to local government finances by launching their online checkbooks with OhioCheckbook.com. The website, created by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, has set a new national standard for government transparency by putting all state and local spending information on the internet.

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Timothy E. Mahon

Timothy E. Mahon age 54 of Hartford City, Ind. died Sunday Aug. 7, 2016 in Keystone, Ind.

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Cowboy Copas concert is Aug. 20

The Adams County Historical Society will present the ninth annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert at the community center in Blue Creek on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. The featured music will be the John Simon Band, the Randy Copas Band with Rosie Young and Karen Boldman, and special guest Kathy Copas Hughes. Food will be served and a cake auction will be held.

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