Halloween and trick-or-treat is slowly creeping up on the county. Unlike horror film monsters, though, it brings candy and festivities for residents young and old.


This year's Friends of 4-H were the county's five local farm supply dealers, Chapparal Feed and Farm Supply, Cherry Fork Farm Supply/Winchester Farm Supply, Crum Farm Supply, Dinsmore Farm and Fleet, and W. C. Milling Co/Seaman Farm, Garden and Pet Center. Shown are, from left, Adams County Pork Queen Shy Burns; Ed Fannin, representing Crum Farm Supply; Clover; and Savannah Smith, second runner up, Adams County Fair queen contest.


Linda Bradford, West Union, signs the Basket of Love she made for a Meals on Wheels recipient. This jar candle basket is the same type of basket that will be woven and donated this holiday season.


David Hook, Adams County Engineer, announces a change in office hours beginning Monday, Oct. 20. The Engineer's Office is located at 75 Willow Drive in West Union. Office hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


A big thank you for all those who attended our open house last Saturday, Oct. 4. We had a nice turn out and appreciate the support. The National Anthem was sung by Annette Grooms and left many with tears in their eyes.


The Adams County Public Library is offering a new program to help community members learn computer skills through classes and one-on-one assistance. Starting in October, the library will host AmeriCorps Volunteer Melissa Downs, who will provide free technology training at the library, and also at other locations around the Adams County community.


The Adams County Ohio Valley Board of Education met for a regular meeting at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center on Thursday, Oct. 10. As the 4-H Advisor and Recognition Dinner was being held in the cafeteria of the OVCTC, the board gathered in a classroom for the meeting. The board approved the hiring and resignations of personnel; however, no new full-time teachers were hired or resigned.


Betty Newell was driving eastbound on State Route 32 when her vehicle was struck. Her passenger, Harold Newell, was declared dead at the scene.


West Union Village Council met in regular session at 7 p.m., on Sept. 9 at the Municipal Building with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding.


Thomas Jefferson Davis, candidate for 90th district State Representative, spoke at the opening of the Adams County Democratic Party headquarters on Sunday, Oct. 5. Thomas Jefferson Davis, candidate for 90th district State Representative, spoke at the opening of the Adams County Democratic Party headquarters on Sunday, Oct. 5. The Adams County Democratic Party held the grand opening of its headquarters at 115 West Main Street in West Union on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 5. The event was attended by Thomas Jefferson Davis, candidate for 90th district State Representative; Paul Worley, Adams County Commissioner; Russ Arey, State Central Committeeman, and his wife Dana; and Roy Gabbert and Janet Campbell who are members of the Adams County Board of Elections.


In late June, West Union was experiencing a streak of burglaries at residences and local businesses. At the time, authorities wouldn't discuss the details of the case due to the ongoing investigation.


Present during the Veterans Services open house are, from left, Paul Worley, Adams County Commissioner; Gerald Naylor, board member; William "Bill" Conn, board member; Russ Todd, transportation/clerk; Garry Mitchell, board member; and Dean Collins, Veterans Service Officer. Present during the Veterans Services open house are, from left, Paul Worley, Adams County Commissioner; Gerald Naylor, board member; William "Bill" Conn, board member; Russ Todd, transportation/clerk; Garry Mitchell, board member; and Dean Collins, Veterans Service Officer.


The Adams County Senior Citizens Office will be open on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13 with all of our regular services. If you have any questions, please call 544-3979.


Adams County Commissioners Paul Worley, left, and Stephen Caraway read and sign the proclamation declaring October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Friday, Oct. 3 Honoring Those That Serve event. Adams County Commissioners Paul Worley, left, and Stephen Caraway read and sign the proclamation declaring October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Friday, Oct. 3 Honoring Those That Serve event.


The YMCA after-school program at the West Union Elementary School had its last day on Friday, Oct. 3. Currently the Adams County Ohio Valley School District does not have another program lined up to take its place. The YMCA program began halfway through the school-year last year in February.


The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board of Education met in a regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the West Union Elementary School.


Southwest Regional Medical Center closed around 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26. It is unknown if they will reopen.