Adams County, Ohio

Adams County News

12/02/2016 06:08 PM
Operation Christmas Child' collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children

From left, Linda Ralston, Angela Horvath, Judy Young, and Pat Mustard with the shoe boxes just delivered to the Collection Center and ready to be packaged and shipped. On Monday morning Nov. 21, a trailer loaded with 1707 shoe boxes filled with gifts for needy children collected by local churches and individuals departed West Union for distribution around the world as part of "Operation Christmas Child".


12/02/2016 02:01 PM
Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County

An Adams County woman is being charged with cruelty to animals after eight horses in various stages of neglect and starvation were found on her farm in the West Union area. An Adams County woman is being charged with cruelty to animals after eight horses in various stages of neglect and starvation were found on her farm in the West Union area.


12/02/2016 11:53 AM
Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony took place on Saturday, Nov. 26 as part of an Adams County Christmas in downtown West Union. A chilly but seasonal Saturday evening welcomed hundred of guests, young and old, to the lawn in front of the Adams County Courthouse for the sixth annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.


11/23/2016 06:04 PM
Historical Society honors veterans

The Adams County Historical Society honored veterans at their recent November meeting. They welcomed three speakers who told their experiences in the services to their country.


11/23/2016 01:56 PM
Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race

The official results of the 2016 election were released on Monday, Nov. 21 by the Adams County Board of of Elections. A stunning upset in the race for the Jan. 2 seat on the Adams County Board of Commissioners saw Republican challenger Teresa Diane Ward defeating Democratic incumbent Paul Worley by a narrow margin of 35 votes.


11/22/2016 01:29 AM
'Trees to Textbooks' shares revenues with local schools and communities

The students at Peebles Elementary School recently attended a "Trees to Textbooks" assembly featuring Smokey the Bear who shared his wildfire safety message followed by a check presentation to the district. Officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry presented a check to the school representing their share of timber sales revenues from Adams County's State Forest as a part of the "Trees to Textbooks" program.


11/21/2016 09:19 PM
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Ohio's deer gun season opens Monday, Nov. 28 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 4. Prior to that is the youth deer gun season opening this weekend, Nov. 19 -20 for hunters 17 years of age or younger. Thus far bow hunters in Adams County have harvested 811 deer which represents a near 30 percent decrease from the deer take a year ago when archers bagged 1,147 deer.


11/21/2016 04:47 PM
Winchester's Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant

Even though she is a remarkably beautiful woman, the most striking thing about Dinaleigh Baxter isn't her flawless good looks, nor is it her sharp intellect, or her polished communication skills, or her warmth and charm. The quality that best defines the 2010 North Adams graduate is her total devotion and appreciation of her Adams County roots.


11/17/2016 06:38 PM
GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration

The featured speaker at last week's Veterans Day program at GE in Peebles was World War II Medal of Honor recipient Herschel "Woody" Williams. Several hundred people were in attendance on Tuesday, Nov. 8 for the seventh Annual Veterans Day Celebration at the GE Aviation Test Site near Peebles.


11/14/2016 02:31 PM
Robert W Schomberg

Robert W. "Bob" Schomberg, 87 years of West Union, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at the Eagle Creek Nursing Home in West Union. Bob was born July 27, 1929 in Cincinnati, the son of the late William and Leona Schomberg.


11/12/2016 04:05 AM
Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday's election ballot

Adams County voters Tuesday approved two county-wide levies, including the General Health District Levy, insuring the county will keep its Health Department services. The measure passed by three percentage points, 51 percent to 48 percent, according to unofficial results from the Board of Elections.


11/07/2016 04:29 PM
Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14

You can give the gift of love this holiday season to disadvantaged children. It all begins with an empty shoebox.