Adams County Information

The Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau recently had the Kirker Covered Bridge repainted and added a quilt square to the historic covered bridge. Built in 1890, the Kirker Bridge on St. Rt.

Ohio's state auditor says a tiny river town with no mayor, no clerk and no financial records is "unauditable." Auditor of State Dave Yost says no financial records were provided during its biennial audit of the Adams County village of Rome.

Two Adams County 4-H teens were recently selected to serve as members of the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council. They are Molly Bauman of Otway, and Jordan Crum from Peebles.

It's a beautiful day as visitors to Serpent Mound wave to friends from the tower that overlooks the 1/4 mile long effigy. Photo by Roy Willman In conjunction with Peebles Old Timers Days, Adams County residents will be treated to free parking while visiting Serpent Mound from .

It takes a team effort, such as seen with these folks preparing the meals, to make the annual Junior Fair Beef BBQ a success year after year. It's one of the oldest methods of cooking.

Usually seen at the Adams County Fair collecting the award for being the oldest man present, but 96-year old Seaman resident Tom Hughes got an award of a different kind on Friday, Sept. 2, this one courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Where were you? Were you at work? Were you in school? Were you at the grocery or visiting a friend? Chances are you remember with great clarity exactly where you were on that cloudless September morning fifteen years ago when the unthinkable happened. America was attacked.

Should public school students be drug tested? It's a controversial subject and even though statistics do not yet back up the effectiveness of such programs, many high schools across the country are turning to this approach to fight the growing drug problem. During the 2016-17 school year Manchester Local School District will become the first Adams County school to implement drug testing for students involved in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

Elsworth Cook Jr. age 66 years of West Union, died Friday Sept. 2, 2016 at the Adams County Regional Medical Center.

Lester Boldman age 72 years of West Union, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at the Adams County Regional Medical Center.

The 2016 Winchester Homecoming Festival Queen Contest was held on Friday, Aug. 26 with Haley Porterfield being crowned as the 2016 Queen. Porterfield, center, is pictured here with Second Runner-Up Kristian Alcorn, left, and First Runner-Up Paige Demlow, right.

A stepped-up Labor Day initiative, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is seeking to keep Adams County drivers safe during the Labor Day weekend. Bringing attention to the problem of impaired driving during the Labor Day holiday is a collaborative effort between the Ohio Traffic Safety Office, the Ohio State Patrol, Adams County Safe Communities and the Adams County Economic Development office.

The accolades continue to roll in for The People's Defender as the newspaper continues to be honored for 150 years of outstanding service to the citizens of Adams County. On Friday, Aug. 26, Stephen Caraway, Southwest Regional Liaison for Ohio Governor John Kasich, was on hand at the Defender offices in West Union to present a resolution from the Governor to the paper's staff, commending the paper for 150 years of commitment.