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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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Dog recovered in Adams Co. theft case reunited with owners in Missouri

A dog that was recovered in a theft investigation in Adams County, Ohio has now been reunited with its rightful owners in Missouri. Cora Burton said her family's two dogs disappeared in Moscow Mills, Missouri in November.

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Dog recovered in Adams Co. theft case reunited with owners in Missouri

A dog that was recovered in a theft investigation in Adams County, Ohio has now been reunited with its rightful owners in Missouri. Cora Burton said her family's two dogs disappeared in Moscow Mills, Missouri in November.

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Phyllis Morgan

Phyllis Morgan, 88, of West Union, Ohio passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Clermont Mercy Hospital in Batavia, Ohio. She was born October 14, 1929 in Cedar Mills in Adams County, Ohio.

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Humane Society needs volunteers

The Humane Society of Adams County is currently soliciting for volunteers. These volunteer positions are well suited to retired or semi-retired individuals.

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