The Adams County Public Library offers a range of activities for community members of all ages, each week. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to bring young children to Story Time at the Manchester Library 10:30 a.m. Mondays, at the North Adams Library 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Peebles Library 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and at the West Union Library 10:30 a.m. Thursday.


The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Nov. 10 with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Diane Ward was also present.


Time is running out to sign up for a beginner computer class for any senior 60+ who would like to learn how to use the computer. A representative from the Adams County Library will be here at the Senior Center offering informative instruction.


NOT HAVE HELPED THAT MUCH. IT'S AN IN THE MOMENT TYPE OF SITUATION THIS MORNING.


An Adams County man received a 23-month prison term after a third instance of drug dealing followed by him fleeing from law enforcement. Thomas A. Smith, 38, of Winchester, was found guilty of heroin trafficking and failing to comply with police, both occurring in March 2014 in Clinton County.


With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, individuals, families, churches and groups in Adams County are working to make Christmas a reality for kids in need around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. Especially during November, Operation Christmas Child is moving into high gear while local volunteers prepare to collect gift-filled shoeboxes during National Collection Week, Nov. 17-24.


Chief Petty Officer Brian Seaman served as the main speaker at the Veterans Day observance held on the Adams County Courthouse lawn on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Chief Petty Officer Brian Seaman served as the main speaker at the Veterans Day observance held on the Adams County Courthouse lawn on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Local veterans attended the Veterans Day Assembly at North Adams High School on Friday, Nov. 7, and were treated to the North Adams band and choir giving performances in their honor, including the choir singing the anthems of each branch of the armed forces.


Visit the Adams County Public Library to plan for fall celebrations, learn a new skill, or discover your next favorite novel. The library adds newly published books by best-selling authors to our shelves every week.


Unofficial state and nation-wide election results are in for the 2014 Midterm General Election held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, and it appears that Republicans rallied to take a dominant position in both houses of Congress and retain control of state offices in Ohio. The official results of the election for Adams County will not be announced until Monday, Nov. 17. and a few states have close races that could slow the nation-wide official results being announced until the absentee and provisional votes are counted and any recounts are completed.


Courtesy photoThe lunch-time crowd grows in size as people file in for chili and a sandwhich at the United Methodist Church on Election Day. Courtesy photoThe lunch-time crowd grows in size as people file in for chili and a sandwhich at the United Methodist Church on Election Day.


For the past two months, the Manchester Police Department has been undertaking an investigation of illegal drug sales at a residence and storefront owned by Russell Ricketts of Manchester. Manchester police had received reports that drugs were being sold at Dad's Collectibles, located 20 East Second Street, and the owner's residence, 509 Pike Street in Manchester.


After a successful Appalachian Mountain Artisans Fest, Hilltop Designs in Winchester will be opening its doors again for next weekend's Appalachian Mountain Christmas, similar to the fall event but with a holiday twist. Under one roof, visitors will be able to peruse the works of 40 talented Southern Ohio artisans and craftsman showcasing their unique skills.


Now is the perfect time to visit the library to brush up on your computer skills. AmeriCorps service member Melissa Downs is offering free computer training at all four Adams County Public Libraries each week.


Halloween night was interrupted by the report of a shooting at 24537 state Route 125 in Blue Creek at 8:12 p.m. Deputy Randy Walter of the Adams County Sheriff's Office was the first to arrive on scene to find that Johnathan Shively, 14, of West Union had been shot. West Union Life Squad arrived soon after and called for Coroner Larry Best.


Flames almost fully engulfed the home on Ralston Road.A shed was destroyed and three to four acres were burned at Robinson Hollow Road. Flames almost fully engulfed the home on Ralston Road.A shed was destroyed and three to four acres were burned at Robinson Hollow Road.


An Adams County mother expected candy boxes her son received for Halloween to be loaded with calories. She didn't expect them to be loaded with ammunition.


Twenty-five volunteers showed up at four locations in Adams County to distribute 1500 pounds of potatoes and 552 cans of green beans on Saturday, Oct. 25. This effort is an annual project of Democrats in Adams County and part of Make A Difference Day. Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of community service and is the fourth Saturday of October.