Adams County Information

Michael Lee Morgan, age 68, of West Union, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 at home. He was born July 15, 1948 in Tiffin Township in Adams County.

Behind a 42 score from sophomore Deanna Caraway, the Lady Dragons held serve as they downed their two county opponents, scoring 173, with North Adams at 212, and Peebles at 239. Right on Caraway's heels for the Lady Dragons was Lindsey Daniel at 43, Alex Clark and Mackenzie Smith at 44, and Lucy Kersey at 45. Also on the course for West Union were Caitlyn Cooper , Linda Lynch , and Madison Fulton .

The village of Winchester is making preparations to kick off Adams County's fall festival season this weekend. The three-day Homecoming Festival beginning is sporting a new moniker, but its signature fare, Caramel Popcorn, remains the same.

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The village of Manchester and Wayne Township have joined hundreds of Ohio villages, townships and counties in providing its citizens easy access to local government finances by launching their online checkbooks with The website, created by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, has set a new national standard for government transparency by putting all state and local spending information on the internet.

Timothy E. Mahon age 54 of Hartford City, Ind. died Sunday Aug. 7, 2016 in Keystone, Ind.

The Adams County Historical Society will present the ninth annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert at the community center in Blue Creek on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. The featured music will be the John Simon Band, the Randy Copas Band with Rosie Young and Karen Boldman, and special guest Kathy Copas Hughes. Food will be served and a cake auction will be held.

The 20th annual Marine Corps League 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Aug. 20 at the Adams County Disabled Veterans Building, located at 5437 Wheat Ridge Road in West Union. The Run/Walk will begin at the DAV Building, then go out and back Wheat Ridge Road, and the run includes some hills.

Adams County Sheriff Kimmy Rogers leads his group of Junior Deputy Boot Campers in Seaman in the Pledge of Allegiance. United States Congressman Brad Wenstrup was on hand Thursday, July 28 for the kick off of Junior Deputy Boot Camp at Church 180 in Seaman.

In a story first reported by The People's Defender, Adams County Commissioner Stephen Caraway has announced he will resign after accepting a position with Ohio Governor John Kasich's administration. Caraway told the Defender that he had been talking to the governor's office about the position for a few weeks..