Adams County Information

The Friends of the North Adams Library would like to thank the Adams County community for their support of the annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper. The Friends had a wonderful turn-out for this community event.


Pictured above after the ceremonies top rename part of of State Route 41 after Specialist 4 Samuel A. Johnson are from the left, Larry Browning, Regina Browning Johnson, Holly Johnson, State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson, and U.S. Congressman Brad Wenstrup. Pictured above after the ceremonies top rename part of of State Route 41 after Specialist 4 Samuel A. Johnson are from the left, Larry Browning, Regina Browning Johnson, Holly Johnson, State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson, and U.S. Congressman Brad Wenstrup.


Authorities responded to a shooting on at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 1315 Beaver Pond Road in Peebles. Peebles Police Chief Robert Music and Sheriff's Deputy Jason Daniels were the first to arrive and found that the occupant of the residence, Elmer Phillips, 48, of Peebles had been shot with a .380 caliber from a handgun.


The Counseling Center, Inc. in Adams County is expanding addiction and mental health treatment services with the opening of a new, larger facility, located 210 N. Wilson Drive, in West Union, to house Outpatient Services for women and men 18 or older, battling alcohol and other drug addictions. The Adams County Counseling Center, Inc. will hold an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, along with tours and refreshments to introduce the facility to the public.


The Adams County/Ohio Valley Board of Education approved Project Lead the Way for the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center on Thursday, March 12. Project Lead the Way was presented to the board by Tad Mitchell, supervisor of OVCTC, at their regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12, and The People's Defender covered the discussion in the Wednesday, Feb. 18 edition. Project Lead the Way is a nationwide, interactive curriculum based on real-world and business situations.


As temperatures increased across the region, melting snow from the last blast of winter - that dropped a foot of snow around the county March 4-6 - has caused widespread flooding throughout the Ohio River Valley, drowning areas of Adams and Brown counties along the river and near the creeks that snake their way down toward it. According to the National Weather Service, the Ohio River crested in Cincinnati at 57.77 feet the afternoon of Sunday, March 15, nearly six feet above flood stage.


It was mostly an uneventful meeting at the Tuesday, March 10, regular meeting of the West Union Village Council. Much of the discussion focused on street repairs and new businesses moving into the village.


On Tuesday, March 4, Adams County Economic and Community Development and the Adams County Commissioners received approval from the Village of Manchester to proceed with applying for grant funding for the clean-up of eleven sites in the village limits. Manchester Village Council met for a regular meeting at the Manchester Community Building on Tuesday night, and Holly Johnson, Director of Economic and Community Development, presented the council with the results of the first phase of the Ohio Voluntary Action Program through the EPA.


The water level markers off the boat ramp in Manchester shows the Ohio river at almost 50 feet on the evening of Tuesday, March 9. The water level markers off the boat ramp in Manchester shows the Ohio river at almost 50 feet on the evening of Tuesday, March 9. A sedan became stranded on a road as Castle Run near Blue Creek flowed over its banks on Wednesday, March 4. A sedan became stranded on a road as Castle Run near Blue Creek flowed over its banks on Wednesday, March 4. Another sedan became stranded in high water as its driver attempted to make it through the creek crossing on Robinson Hollow Road. Another sedan became stranded in high water as its driver attempted to make it through the creek crossing on Robinson Hollow Road.


This event is open to all 4-H members with an interest in the subject matter, regardless of what projects they are taking. Those enrolled in related projects will learn about project requirements, pre-fair judging, and Ohio State Fair expectations.


The Adams County Ohio Valley School District released the financial data section of their state report card at the Thursday, Feb. 26, meeting at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center. Tina Hageman, treasurer, presented the information during her report to the board.


March has definitely lived up to the idiom that it comes in like a lion. Hopefully, it stays with it and goes out like a lamb.


From The People's Defender Facebook page, a front porch shot of the weather. Post your front porch shots to our Facebook page.


State Route 247 was closed to traffic on Saturday at the intersection of Tom Brown Road for a two-vehicle accident that resulted in five victims being transported to Adams County Regional Medical Center. At 9:32, Deborah Walford, 49, of Hillsboro was driving a 2005, grey Ford Explorer southbound on state Route 247 when she attempted to turn left onto Tom Brown Road.


The Adams County Humane Society is looking for individuals who would like to use their creative artistic talent for a great cause with "Paint a Pup." A pup statue that is, for the Humane Society's upcoming fundraising dinner auction.


The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Feb. 18 with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Becky Brodt was also present.


The Seaman Village Council met for a regular meeting on Monday, March 4 in the mayor's office at the Seaman Community Building. Several topics were brought up for discussion by council members, but much of the focus was on the installation of new equipment at the waste water treatment plant.