Adams County Information

Although horse thievery is no longer such an issue in mainstream society as it was in the 19th Century, the Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society still gathers together the last Saturday of every April to hold their annual banquet. This year's Annual Anti-Horse Thief Society Banquet will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Burning Heart Campground Cafeteria in Bentonville.

Tabatha Lynn Gardner, Peebles, complicity, dismissed without prejudice as the Defendant was sentenced to prison in a felony case in Adams County common pleas. Nathan D. Puckett, Winchester, illegal manufacture, dismissed without prejudice.

The People's Defender will be moving to a new location to better serve our readers and advertisers on Monday, April 27. While The Defender has been located on the courthouse square for decades - new technology, parking and unloading have become issues at the old location. The newspaper will be moving to a more modern office off state Route 41 in West Union.

The Adams County Public Library is celebrating National Library Week, and we invite you to join us! If you haven't visited the library in some time, now is the perfect chance to stop in and register for a free library card. Access millions of books and movies, including current best sellers, request items be delivered to your closest library branch, use public computers or free wireless Internet, or participate in one of our free events.

A kids item garage sale event will take place at the new animal shelter in West Union from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, rain or shine. Baby and kids clothing, kids furniture, children's books, and lots and lots of toys will be available.

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on March 30 with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Becky Brodt was also present.

The clinic will run from 9-11 a.m.Saturday, April 18, and will feature sessions on selection, showmanship, feeding and nutrition, biosecurity and animal health, and more. Participants will receive credit for attending small animal quality assurance.

Students participating are, front from left, Ronald Nolan, Jacob Gilkison, Jacob Back, Cody Hall, Isaiah Planck, Dodge Estle, Nichole Horsley, Phil Thomas, Robert Scott; and second row, Paul Hughes, Dog Warden; Zack Litteton, Michael Baldwin, David Bender, Dakota Hall, Hunter Dunn; third row, commissioner Brian Baldridge, Vohn Hoop, Masonry Instructor; Rick Setty, Sally Hayslip, Brent Harper, Carpentry Instructor; Jason Vesey, CTC Director; commissionersPaul Worley and Stephen Caraway.

Five-year old Riley Kirker is the epitome of Easter Egg hunters, dressed in her Sunday finest jelly bean dress and filling her basket at the 23rd annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Wilson Children's Home in West Union. A bright spring day on the Easter weekend greeted bunny watchers young and old to the Wilson Children's Home in West Union on Saturday, April 4 for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Adams County Children's Services.

The Adams County Commissioners proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

At last week's ACOVSD board meeting, Richard Seas was hired as the district's new superintendent, replacing the retiring Rodney Wallace. Shown are, from left, board member Tom Reed, board member Charalena Bess, Superintendent Seas, ACOVSD Treasurer Tina Hageman, board member Kent Bauman, board member Judy Campbell, and board member John Lewis.

The Hope Van is well known throughout this county since it has traveled many miles over the roads and stopped in the towns and villages to offer medical and social services. Carolyn Work RN-C PNP-C and Nancy Darby of Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities, Inc. wrote a grant to assist in fulfilling this dream.

I would like to call your readers' attention to an announcement in the People's Defender about Serpent Mound setting a date for public comment about the Serpent Mound Management Plan. The article refers to a draft management plan put forward by the Ohio History Connection .

April is Fair Housing Month. Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, the legal aid law office for Adams County joins with the Adams County Commissioners and the Adams County Economic Development Office in celebrating the anniversary of the passage of the landmark 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act.

Taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony on March 25 for the new site for the Adams County Counseling Center are, from left, Ed Hughes, CEO Compass and The Counseling Center; Kevin Blevins, vice president of Operations Compass; Elijah Sprague, AOD Counselor Adams County; Steve Boyle, transporter Adams County; Dr. Ron Turner, board of directors; Andy Albrecht, executive director of The Counseling Center; Brady Womack, president board of directors; Sue Shultz, director ADAMHS Board Adams, Scioto, Lawrence countie;, Mary Irwin, Women's Treatment director and interim director The Counseling Center Adams County; Jay Hash, clinical director/associate executive director of The Counseling Center; Mike Cluxton, board of directors; Angee Tuggle, director staff development/compliance; Sarah Hood, operations director; Andrea Queen, director of admissions, and Mark Cardosi, board of directors.