Adams County Information

Three children were injured and transported by ambulances from the scene of a multiple vehicle accident in the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 13. First responders arrived on scene at Eckmansville Road to find a rear-end collision between two cars. Jeremy Burns, 30, of Peebles, was driving southbound on Eckmansville Road in a red, 2012 Nissan Sentra while being followed by Lora Zimmerman, 34, of Winchester, driving a red, 2006 Dodge Charger.

Those driving the roads of Adams County on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 16, may have seen the Sheriff's Office had a deputy patrolling in a military surplus humvee. Fox 19's Local News featured the vehicle in a segment in their Monday evening news, showing how the humvee has been a great addition to the Sheriff's fleet of vehicle.

The Adams County Public Library Board of Trustees, Director, and staff are excited to announce an increase in open hours for all branches of the Adams County Public Library. Starting March 2, all four libraries will be open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and will continue to be open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The Manchester Local School District Board of Education held a regular board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Manchester High School Round Room. While the Manchester Educational and Athletic Center stood at the forefront of the agenda, other noteworthy topics were discussed.

A Market Hog Clinic has been scheduled to help 4-H and FFA members enrolled in the market hog project learn the skills needed to successfully raise and show a market hog at the 2015 Adams County Fair. The clinic, set for the morning of Saturday, March 7, will help members and their families learn to select the ideal market hog, about how to keep their market hogs healthy, how to feed their market hogs to an appropriate weight by fair time, and about hog showmanship and show preparation.

The Adams County/Ohio Valley School Board met for a regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center. Board member Judy Campbell was absent from the meeting.

Former Adams Co. Deputy Chief Jeffrey McCarty appeared in court Tuesday for his arraignment.

Chief Deputy Jeffrey McCarty, 46, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 15 on first-degree felony charges of rape involving an underage girl. The serious allegations have been under investigation since Monday, Jan. 5. Upon learning of the allegations, Sheriff Kimmy Rogers states that he requested that David Kelley, Adams County Prosecutor, perform an independent investigation.

Arthur D. Moman, 56, of Manchester, was arraigned on Friday, Feb. 6, after being indicted on one count of murder by the Adams County Grand Jury on Thursday, Feb. 5 for the stabbing death of Ricky Francis, 32, of Manchester, on Monday, Feb. 2. Judge Brett Spencer of the Common Pleas Court set Moman's bond at $500,000. Murder is a special felony with a penalty of imprisonment for an indefinite term of 15 years to life.

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Feb. 2 with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Becky Brodt was also present.

The Pesticide Re-certifications are all complete as of Thursday, Feb. 12 for Adams, Brown and Highland Counties. That includes the two hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training programs, too.

On Thursday, Feb. 5, the Seaman Police Dept. received a call from an individual who had purchased a trailer off of Craigslist and discovered that it had been stolen.

Firefighters used over 20,000 gallons of water to battle the fire allegedly started by Colman Bentley at 1600 Cedar Mills Road on Saturday, Feb. 7. Firefighters used over 20,000 gallons of water to battle the fire allegedly started by Colman Bentley at 1600 Cedar Mills Road on Saturday, Feb. 7. BRUSH CREEK TWP. - Firefighters dispatched for a structure fire in a trailer with an add-on owned by Linda Bentley at 1630 Cedar Mills Road at 3:17 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. West Union Life Squad, West Union Fire Department, Green Twp.

The past few months have been very busy for Adams County Regional Medical Center, but now that things have become a bit more steady, one last change will take place. Saundra Stevens, Chief Executive Officer of ACRMC gave notice to the Board of Trustees that she intends to retire on May 1, 2015.

The day will feature coordinated meetings with state officials interested in the advancements Adams County is making in various endeavors including travel and tourism, agriculture, education, and health and wellness. "This event will allow the participants to put Adams County's best foot forward," said Mike Pell, president of the Leadership Adams Board of Trustees.

First of all the Farm Bill concerns everyone. For a quick look at the highlights including Farm Safety Net, Research, Nutrition Program and more go to this USDA link that shows changes to the 2014Farm Bill:

The man that pleaded guilty to burning down the Newcomb Hotel in 2013 pleaded guilty to another crime in court Tuesday. Mathew Clark pleaded guilty in Adams County Court to one count of burglary and one count of theft over $10,000 and under $100,000 Tuesday afternoon.