Archive for October, 2017


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Ralph Swearingen

Ralph Swearingen age 81 years of West Union, Ohio died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Mr. Swearingen was born on October 1, 1936 the son of the Myron and Mary Swearingen in Adams County, Ohio.

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Ralph Swearingen

Ralph Swearingen age 81 years of West Union, Ohio died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Mr. Swearingen was born on October 1, 1936 the son of the Myron and Mary Swearingen in Adams County, Ohio.

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Ralph Swearingen

Ralph Swearingen age 81 years of West Union, Ohio died Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Mr. Swearingen was born on October 1, 1936 the son of the Myron and Mary Swearingen in Adams County, Ohio.

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Tranquility, Wilson Homestead host annual Heritage Days

A village of white muslin canopies greeted visitors to the annual Heritage Days Festival at the John T. Wilson homestead in Tranquility last weekend. Members of the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee set up their 18th century living history encampment on the lawn surrounding the historical Bed and Breakfast for two days of educational fun and games.

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Tranquility, Wilson Homestead host annual Heritage Days

A village of white muslin canopies greeted visitors to the annual Heritage Days Festival at the John T. Wilson homestead in Tranquility last weekend. Members of the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee set up their 18th century living history encampment on the lawn surrounding the historical Bed and Breakfast for two days of educational fun and games.

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Erwins host annual Herb Fair

The grand finale of Adams County's festival season, the Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival, is expected to draw thousands of tourists to the county this weekend. Hosted by Herb and Kim Erwin on their 110-acre Grindstone Farm, the fair will feature over 150 vendors and crafts people, classes, entertainment, and fresh food, in addition to thousands of pumpkins of various shapes and sizes – some of which will be launched from the Erwin's giant pumpkin cannon.

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Hayes sentenced

Joshua Hayes, the former Manchester police officer convicted last week on 45 counts of improperly and illegally using law enforcement databases to collect information on individuals for his own personal use, will serve 180 days in the Adams County Jail. Additionally, he is required to complete 180 hours of community service and pay $5,000 in fines.

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Sisters Lucy and Annette Braun devoted their lives to illuminating nature

Sisters Lucy and Annette Braun at Beechwood Camp in Hueston Woods, Ohio, in 1910. photo/Courtesy of W.S. Turrell Herbarium, Miami University by Elissa Yancey Photos by Lisa Ventre, and courtesy of the Cincinnati Museum Center and the W.S. Turrell Herbarium at Miami University ecades before two University of Cincinnati alumnae became the groundbreaking women STEM researchers known around the globe for their passion for nature and conservation, they spent happy childhood days scrambling into a horse-drawn streetcar that took them from their home in Walnut Hills to the forested wilds of Rose Hill in Avondale.

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Manchester residents forming neighborhood watch group

A rash of robberies in the village of Manchester has prompted residents to take action they hope will make their town a safer place. “People are uneasy and they're ready to take back their village,” says Joey Darnell, who along with Annissa Cooper is spearheading an effort to form a neighborhood watch group.

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Stephen R Fetters

Stephen Ray Fetters, 61 years of Peebles, passed away Friday September 29, 2017 at his residence. Steve was born June 10, 1956 in Adams County, OH., the son of the late Clarence E. and Thelma Marie Fetters.

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