Archive for January, 2017


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January 1942 Miss Alice Stewart of West Union was the first woman in West Union to bake a “War Cake.” A piece of the cake was presented to the Defender office to pass their judgment on and met with full approval, along with that of Attorney Charles H. Wilson.

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Peebles to be featured in new documentary

Trent Jones is a man of two worlds. The one which he knew in his youth in Adams County, and the other – three thousand miles away in Los Angeles where he has spent his entire adult life.

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Peebles to be featured in new documentary

Trent Jones is a man of two worlds. The one which he knew in his youth in Adams County, and the other – three thousand miles away in Los Angeles where he has spent his entire adult life.

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Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations

Pictured are some of the bike racks and the fix-it stations located throughout Adams County. These hoop-style bike racks allow cyclists to safely lock their bicycles while they are doing business in their local communities.

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Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week

The Adams County Board of Commissioners Wednesday proclaimed Jan. 8-14 as Adams County 4-H Week. The theme for the week is “Discover Yourself in Adams County 4-H.”

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Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week

The Adams County Board of Commissioners Wednesday proclaimed Jan. 8-14 as Adams County 4-H Week. The theme for the week is “Discover Yourself in Adams County 4-H.”

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5 injured in explosion at power plant in Adams County

Five people were injured in an explosion at a power plant in Adams County Tuesday, according to the sheriff's office. Sheriff Kimmy Rogers said at least two people have been transported to area hospitals, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.

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5 hurt in DP&L plant explosion in Adams County

It was reported around 1 p.m. Tuesday at its J.M. Stuart Station, a four-unit coal-fired power plant, according to the Environmental Protect ADAMS COUNTY, Ohio – Five people are hurt following a plant explosion at a Dayton Power and Light location in Adams County. It was reported around 1 p.m. Tuesday at its J.M. Stuart Station, a four-unit coal and diesel-generator facility, according to DP&L's website.

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Peter A Bennington

Peter A Bennington, 53, of Manchester, OH died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at his home. He was born in Adams County, OH on May 30, 1963 to Elbert “Jr” and Alice Bennington.

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Peter A Bennington

Peter A Bennington, 53, of Manchester, OH died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at his home. He was born in Adams County, OH on May 30, 1963 to Elbert “Jr” and Alice Bennington.

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