Adams County Information

Virginia Rose Rodgers was a loving mother and grandmother. She also happened to be a great lover of books.


Staff and Board Members of the Adams County Humane Society gather on June 20 for the ribbon cutting of the newly opened Animal shelter. Pictured, from left, Jessica Huxmann , Nick Mason , Amanda Cantrell , Anita Harover , Karen Franklin , Brian Mason , Teresa Grooms , Phil Miskell , Vonda Jones , Sally White , Bob Smith , and Richard Potter .


Top row: Mike Parks, Tad Mitchell, Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, Russ Brewer Middle row: Rickey Deatley, Karlie Harper, Tyler Ryan, Josey Scott, Aaron Pertuset Bottom row: Jacob Miley, Daisee Young, Mckayla Smith, Kasey Hawkins, Taylor Wylie Top row: Mike Parks, Tad Mitchell, Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, Russ Brewer Middle row: Rickey Deatley, Karlie Harper, Tyler Ryan, Josey Scott, Aaron Pertuset Bottom row: Jacob Miley, Daisee Young, Mckayla Smith, Kasey Hawkins, Taylor Wylie Leadership Adams celebrated the graduation of 10 participants in their inaugural youth program Friday afternoon with a ceremony in West Union.


STATE FORECAST, HERE IS KEVIN ROBINSON. KEVIN: MORE DOWNPOURS, ANOTHER SOGGY WEDNESDAY EVENING.


Michael Meeks has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault on a peace officer in connection with the June 8 incident. The Adams County District Attorney's Office said Meeks, 39, who was also present at the residence at the Monte Vista Apartments at 2014 Emporia Street, pulled a gun on two parole officers with the Colorado Department of Corrections.


The Ohio Department of Transportation broke ground Monday on a new full-service maintenance facility in West Union which will replace the current garage on state Route 41. The new facility, located on CIC Boulevard off of state Route 41, will be over 15 acres and will be roughly 35,000 square feet. Among the amenities of the facility will be a roughly 20,000 square foot area for truck storage that will able to accommodate the entire fleet of trucks for Adams County, an over 9,000 square foot office and maintenance building and a roughly 5,000 square foot cold storage building which will include indoor wash bays, salt and material storage buildings and a new fueling station.


A special prosecutor has asked a western Illinois judge to deny a change of venue request from a former Illinois prosecutor accused of killing his first wife. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that special prosecutor Ed Parkinson sent an 18-page filing to the Adams County Court asking to keep Curtis Lovelace's trial in Quincy.


The Summer Reading Program is underway at the Adams County Public Library. We're inviting kids, teens, and adults to join us to read books, stop by for fun events, and earn prizes as you reach your reading goals.


Driving past the Olde Wayside Inn along Main Street in West Union, you might notice a brick-red dollhouse-looking box on a pole near the sidewalk. The structure is a "Little Free Library" which holds books for anyone with an interest in reading.


A local man is facing a felony breaking and entering charge after a resident of an apartment complex saw the man trying to gain access to a garage. Manchester Police and an Adams County Sheriff Deputy arrived on scene and took the suspect, Darrin Lambly, 50, of Manchester, into custody as he was standing in the doorway of the reported location.


In response to the Sunday, June 7, 2015 article regarding "Council votes against mayor." Fire Chief Rick Bowman made an alleged accusation that I threatened Monroe Township Trustees.


Make plans to join the West Union Senior Club for their carry-in dinner/meeting at noon Friday, June 12, at the Senior Center, located 10835 state Route 41S. This will be their first meeting of this year and in our new facility and we are looking forward to having them here.


After three decades of educating, Jim Walls, assistant principal for Peebles Elementary and High School, is eager to experience the next chapter in his life. Walls has been the assistant principal for Peebles Elementary since 2000 and then principal of both schools since 2011.


Clockwise from left, Kris Lanham, Tara Dryden, Sherry Thompson, and Deborah Cumberledge pose as the "Adams County Library Avengers." They will host the Summer Reading events at each Adams County library.


In case you missed it, there have been changes to the Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation in recent years. Eligibility is no longer only for those who once produced or had a tobacco quota.