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Wednesday  August 20, 2014 

Chalker is new development director
Chalker
The new economic development director for Adams County says he has a lot to learn. But James Chalker also has a lot of ideas and passion for Adams County. Chalker, 55, was appointed as the new Adams County economic director on Monday by county commission, and he says he will be "easing into the job" between now and next Friday, when he takes the reigns from outgoing economic development director Elaine Collins.


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Busted!
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - An Ohio State Highway Patrol traffic stop early Saturday morning led to the discovery of three alleged methamphetamine labs at a home approximately 2.5 miles north of the community of Locust Grove. As a result, arrest warrants were issued for 11 Adams County residents.

Peebles man killed while working on car
PEEBLES - A local man died Tuesday night at a residence on Eastern Avenue, when the car he was working on slipped off a jack and pinned him underneath.
WUES to present "Aladdin Jr." Saturday
Magic carpets, wish-granting genies and musical numbers will all come together on the stage as the West Union Elementary Performing Arts program presents "Aladdin Jr." to the public on Saturday, March 27.
Last dogs go to rescues
A temporary shelter for six dozen dogs removed from properties in Lynx and West Union in March closed up shop last Thursday at 5 p.m. after the last dogs were picked up by rescue organizations.
25 years ago in Adams County
Within the Service: Airman Michael J. Webb, son of Russell M. and Mary E. Webb of Winchester, has been assigned to Chanute Air Force Base, III. after completing Air Force Basic Training. John W. Wesley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peebles, has enlisted U.S. Air Forces Delayed enlistment program.
25 years ago in Adams County:
Let's Do It - Paper gets its name from papyrus, a reed used by the ancient Egyptians fro writing material. Paper, as we know it, was invented in China in A.D. 105, and made from the inner bark of a mulberry tree.
Correction
In the March 3 People's Defender, we incorrectly reported in a Public Record page court news item, that Richard W. Dickens II  had been charged with disorderly/intoxication. This is not correct. He had been charged with speeding, and the charge was dismissed. We apologize and regret the error.
North Adams basketball documentary to premiere
While our schools' basketball teams are fighting to stay alive in the tournament, a new documentary tells the story of one local team that went all the way.
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C-103 All-Star Game takes off on April 2
With the regular season come and gone and the tournament now over with, local basketball players have hung up their jersies and the cheerleaders have put up their pom-poms and are now waiting for next season when it starts all over again. Well, most of them have anyways. For a select few seniors, however, there is still one last game before they truely end their high school basketball and cheerleading careers: the annual C-103 All-Star game.
Venture Hawks fly high to finish 3-3 on season
The Venture Hawks soundly defeated the Wildcats of Highland County on March 4 at the Oliver Gymnasium. Leading scorers were Darell Grooms with 34, Brian Carroll, 18, Roy Johnson, 16 and two apiece for Connie Riggs and Michael Bailey. The final score was 72-50. The Hawks ended their season with an even record of 3-3.
Lady Devils headed for District match
The North Adams Lady Devils stayed hot this weekend, despite a snow delay moving their game from Saturday to Sunday, as they headed to Waverly to take on the Tomcats of Trimble High School in District semi-final action. The Lady Devils came out strong, closing out the match with a 53-42 win.
Hounds shatter Indians' golden record
It was the upset of the year last Wednesday night as the Manchester Greyhounds travelled to Peebles High School to take on the 19-0 Indians in a match that would decide the fate of the Tribe's perfect season.
Adams Lake to be stocked with trout
Fishing season in Adams County kicks off with the state's first stocking of trout in this year. According Doug Maloney, Division of Wildlife District Five Fisheries Biologist, Adams Lake will be stocked with approximately 2,400 rainbow trout ranging in size from 10 to 13 -inches long on March 12.
The Triangle Choke - Jon Fitch
Jon Fitch has run the gamut of emotions during his tenure within the UFC. He climbed the ladder in impressive fashion then lost a brutal war against Georges St. Pierre for the Welterweight Title at UFC 87.
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