Adams County Information

An Adams County woman and two children escaped serious injury in an automobile accident during last week's winter storm. First responders were called to the scene of the accident on Corboy Road, near Route 136 at approximately 1:28 p.m. on Friday, Jan.22.

An Adams County woman has come under investigation after she passed out while driving a borrowed car in West Union on Wednesday, Jan. 27. According to West Union Police Chief Roy Stricklett, Grooms was traveling west on Walnut Street when the 2004 Dodge Stratus she was operating careened off the roadway and crashed into the porch of a two-story brick house.

Pick up a copy of the library's New Book List and a calendar of events each month when you stop by the Adams County Public Library. In February, watch for some of these anticipated titles: "Cometh the Hour" by Jeffrey Archer, "Death of a Nurse" by M.C. Beaton, "The Restoration" by Wanda Brunstetter, "Remembrance" by Meg Cabot, "The Art of War" by Stephen Coonts, "She's Not There" by Joy Fielding, "Breakdown" by Jonathan Kellerman, "A Girl's Guide to Moving On" by Debbie Macomber, "Violent Crimes" by Philip Margolin, and "Midnight Sun" by Jo Nesbo.

When Daril and Judy Arnold of West Union first began helping stray cats that showed up at their home, they had no idea what a commitment they were taking on. The 33 cats, which range in age from kittens to seniors, represent a rainbow of fur colors, eye colors, coat lengths, and personalities.

In her 14 years of service with the Adams County Emergency Medical Service, EMT Tina Knechtly has been witness to every parent's nightmare - the loss of a child: The loss of hopes and dreams, the potential that will never be realized, the future forever changed in the mangled wreckage of automobiles. When she sent her 17-year-old twins, Sara and Justin, off to school on Friday, Jan. 15, she'd given Sara the usual speech about "getting up earlier so you won't always be running late."

Pictured here is the administrative team for the Adams County Ohio Valley School District. From left, Superintendent Richard Seas, Sarah McDaniel, John Lewis, Charlie Bess, Tom Reed, Judy Campbell, and Treasurer Brian Switzer.

The show will celebrate the beauty of the Flint Hills through the art form of barn quilts, Sarah House, program manager with the Great Overland Station said in a news release. Barn quilts were started by Donna Sue Groves, of Adams County, Ohio.

Well, winter has arrived and I must share that I am not too happy about it. I'm just a little envious of some of our snowbird friends in Florida.

The Adams County Public Library is giving away a free Windows 10 computer by random drawing. To enter, attend two free, one-hour computer training sessions at the library between now and March 31. AmeriCorps volunteer Melissa Downs offers computer training and help sessions at each library, thanks to Guiding Ohio Online, a grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio and ServeOhio.

An Adams County man who survived a recent car accident that tragically killed two local teenagers, is struggling to overcome injuries he sustained in the crash. Ivan Ward, 73, of West Union, has remained hospitalized since the December accident, and is expected to spend several more months in recovery and rehabilitation.

Seated above are Alexa Rowe, Gavin Rowe, and Kiersten Rowe; Standing are Commissioner Brian Baldridge, Nanette Knechtly, Barbie Rowe, Commissioner Stephen Caraway, and Commissioner Paul Worley. 4-H members and advisors met with the Adams County Commissioners on Monday.

Adams County Waste and Recycling will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., closed Wednesday and Sunday.