Archive for February, 2018


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Twenty years ago, our family uprooted from suburban Philadelphia and moved to Adams County, Ohio. It wasn't a hasty decision.

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Dogs possibly stolen in Adams County now up for adoption

Authorities couldn't find the owners of all 17 dogs taken from a mobile home in Peebles, according to the Adams County dog warden. Now, officials are trying to find good homes for the pups.

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February 13, 2018 ] – Pieced Together’ documentary coming to Adams County News

“Pieced Together” is the first documentary film about the American quilt square trail movement. Directed by Peabody Award-winning veteran of ABC News, Julianne Donofrio, “Pieced Together” tells the story of how one woman's love for her mother changed the American landscape – and saved her life after job loss, breast cancer, and multiple health concerns.

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Sheriffa s Office will continue providing police protection in Manchester

The Manchester Village Council, on Monday, Feb. 5, voted to accept a contract with the Adams County Sheriff's Office to police the municipality while the village continues to climb out of a fiscal emergency more than 20 years in the making. The Sheriff's Office has provided police protection in the village since last year when the council voted to disband the police department on the recommendation of the Ohio State Auditor's Office.

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February 8, 2018 ] Jury begins deliberation in Tumey trial News

The eight-man, four-woman jury seated in the trial of an Adams County man charged with kidnapping and assault began deliberation Thursday afternoon following closing arguments by the defense and prosecution teams in Adams County Common Pleas Court, with Judge Brett Spencer presiding. Charles Rubin Tumey was charged with two counts of kidnapping and four counts of felonious assault after he allegedly forcibly restrained and beat his live-in girlfriend, Donna Baker, 51 of Peebles, holding her captive at their residence near Peebles from Oct. 9 to Oct. 12, 2016.

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Criminal Prosecutor Kris Blanton files petition for Court of Appeals election

Adams County Assistant Prosecutor Kris Blanton officially files his petition with the Scioto County Board of Elections to become a candidate for judge on the Fourth District Court of Appeals. Back in August 2017, Adams County Assistant Prosecutor Kris Blanton announced his candidcay for the position of the Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeals.

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Fire rips through Bentonville business

An Adams County business is closed after being damaged by fire and smoke during an early morning blaze that closed St. Rt. 41 for several hours.

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Georgia Woolard: A voice for the people

Residents across Adams County, in early January, mourned the loss of one of Adams County's most iconic and well-known citizens, Georgia Woolard. A longtime columnist for, and owner of the Manchester Signal, Woolard passed away Jan. 11 at the Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Mayville, Ky.

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Hospital, Sheriffa s Office partner to provide drug abuse education

Since taking office, one of the main missions of Adams County Sheriff Kimmy Rogers has been to battle the county's drug problems, and to start that fight by educating the youth of the county on the dangers of addiction. Here, Sheriff Rogers speaks to a group of students in Peebles, expalingin just that point-that addiction can be stopped.

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Stitch Happens, LLC is open for business

Retirement is a time to do the things you always wanted to do, but never had time for, and that is exactly what Maria Sowards says she is doing in her new business, “Stitch Happens”. “This is something I always wanted to try,” says the former MRI X-Ray tech who retired from the Adams County Regional Medical Center in November of 2017.

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