Adams County Information

Where do you go for help when you don't know where to go for help? That's a question county commissioners have attempted to answer by adding a web portal "Adams County Cares" to their government website - AdamsCountyOhio.gov. "The Adams County Cares program was launched in 2015 because oftentimes constituents have no idea where to turn when they have a problem," said Commissioner Stephen Caraway.


The Adams County 4-H Small Animal Committee has selected three Fur and Feather Ambassadors for the coming year. The new Ambassadors will participate in the 2016 Fair parade on , help out with the rabbit, goat, and poultry shows during the Fair, represent the program at the Fair small animal and livestock sales, and represent the program at next spring's clinics and quality assurance programs.


Adams County was saddened last month by the loss of a valued public servant. Sally Hayslip, 60, of Lynx, succumbed to cancer on Sunday, May 22 at the Hospice of Hope Inpatient Center at the Adams County Medical Center.


A graduation ceremony for the 2016 Leadership Adams Youth Academy was held on Friday, June 10 at the Adams County government building in West Union. The graduation concluded a five-day program aimed at helping students develop leadership skills through John Maxwell's YouthMax Program.


The Leadership Adams Class of 2016 members - Susan Huff, Bethany Pistole, Shalana Shreffler, Amy McClellan, Michael Hughes, Randy Chandler, Richard Seas, and Carl Trotter. A graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, June 9 at Moyer's Restaurant in Manchester for the 2016 class of Leadership Adams.


From left, Bill Conn, Dean Collins, Marvin Greene, Garry Mitchell, Russell Todd, Jr., and Jerry Naylor look after veterans' interests in Adams County. American Legion posts across the country are struggling to stay afloat as their membership numbers continue to fall.


Last week over 130 kids in Manchester participated in the first session of the 2016 Adams County Junior Deputy Boot Camp at the Nathaniel Massie Park in Manchester. The event is hosted by Sheriff Kimmy Rogers and the Adams County Sheriff's Office.


Newly selected 2016-17 Adams County Equine Ambassadors include, from left to right, Addi Jackson, Ryanna Shear, and Karlie Harper. They will represent the equine program at the 2016 Fair and in a variety of parades this fall.


Adams County residents have struggled against the tide of poor economic conditions longer than most care to remember. Struggling to stay afloat during hard times and good times has become a way of life and the only measure of success for far too many hardworking people in the county.


It's been 153 years since General John Hunt Morgan and his band of 2,400 Confederate raiders crossed the Ohio River, and traveling east, swept through 24 Ohio counties destroying property, stealing livestock, and terrorizing citizens before being routed by Union forces at Buffington Island in Columbiana County on July 26, 1863. Now, an hour-long documentary, Raiders on the Ohio, will detail Morgan's two-week-long campaign of terror through a collection of stories and oral histories narrated by the descendants of those who witnessed the historic event first-hand.


During a recent retirement reception, Peebles village officials and Mayor Victor Warfe praised the town's retiring Village Administrator and the outgoing Village Clerk for their service and dedication to the town. The two longtime officials, Administrator Dean Bailey and Clerk Sheila Browning were praised by their fellow employees and honored for their service with proclamations from the county Commissioners Office.


Summer Reading is almost here. Starting June 1, stop by your local Adams County Public Library to sign up, read books, and earn prizes.


Losing weight isn't easy for anyone. It's not just a matter of finding the right diet or mustering enough will power.


Elementary students from the Ohio Valley School District were rewarded for their hard work and academic achievements at the Presidential Awards Night The President's Award for Educational Achievement recognizes students who show outstanding educational growth, improvement, or commitment to intellectual development in their academic subjects. Proud parents, grandparents, and friends joined Superintendent Richard Seas, teachers, and members of the school board in honoring the students whose work throughout the 2015-16 school year earned them the prestigious award.


"Keeping an open dialogue with constituents is a top priority for me and I encourage people to take advantage of the opportunity to talk to a member of my staff," said Portman. "I've traveled to every county in the state and have found it helpful to hear about the issues that are of primary concern to Ohioans.


Etta McGuire is a 78-year-old woman who was last seen around 11 a.m. Tuesday at her residence on Saum Street in Clark County. She is believed to be driving a white 1993 Saturn SL with Ohio registration EYC2009 possibly heading to Fairborn, Adams County, Ohio or San Diego, California, according to a press release from the Clark County Sheriff's Office.