People's Defender- RSS Feed Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:05:14 EST 1800 Rydell High comes to West Union The antics and characters of Rydell High School are now making their appearance at West Union High School as the school's Performing Arts Department is presenting the musical “Grease.” Move over John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:01:35 EST No-Hitter! For North Adams junior pitcher Jade Spriggs, it was a night to remember on April 24 as she approached perfection on the mound. Facing the West Union Lady Dragons, Spriggs fired a complete game seven inning no-hitter and was just one batter from a... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:46:32 EST Brushcreek readies for 15th season of racing (Peebles, OH) In June of 2001, Tom Partin and Brushcreek Motorsports, LLC opened what was once just a vision. The group of partners lead by the energetic Partin set out two years before to bring a first class racing venue to Peebles, OH. Finally, the... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:36:35 EST Dryden’s Den: 2015 NFL Mock Draft The mock draft in and of itself is a futile but fun exercise. The fact that some do multiple versions is comical given there is no reason a player would move up or down a team's board at this juncture. Furthermore, no media members have true... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:01:33 EST Garlic mustard – another big bully! As you walk the woods looking for wildflowers you might notice a “lovely” white blooming plant whose crushed leaves smell like garlic. Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a cool season, herbaceous, biennial herb in the mustard family... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:41:36 EST Backyard composting workshop planned Gear up for your gardening projects this spring. The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will offer a Backyard Composting workshop for Brown County residents. The workshop will take place 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, from at the Adams... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:41:33 EST Healthcare Provider CPR classes offered at SHCTC Healthcare Provider CPR class will be offered at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center. Learn how to perform CPR at the level necessary for hospital, nursing home and EMS employees following the American Heart Association guidelines. The class... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:36:34 EST US 62 construction work continues in Maysville MAYSVILLE, Ky. — Upgrades along a second section of US 62 at Maysville the week of April 27 will mean a three-week detour for out-of-town traffic. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:16:33 EST 2014 Farm Bill and livestock losses need reported Back in December and early February there were six Farm Bill meetings, following the two Farm Bill Dairy meetings in November, in the three counties. I was there for all eight of these, but somehow I missed this. There are provisions in the 2014 Farm... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:26:34 EST ROAD REPORT For the week ending May 2, the following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9. For statewide... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:21:32 EST Getting satisfaction from gardening and plants The essence of life is feeding your family and yourself. I challenge you to come up with a higher priority or purpose. It makes me wonder why so many people rush through their mealtimes without even tasting their food. An even bigger concern is the... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:16:36 EST Gloria’s motherhood musings; serves up meatball sub casserole;-serves-up-meatball-sub-casserole By Gloria YoderHello from flat rock Illinois. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:46:33 EST THE PEOPLE’S DEFENDER SENIOR PROFILE SPORTS EDITOR'S NOTE: Each week, The People's Defender will profile an Adams County senior student/athlete so our community and readers can get to know better these outstanding young people who participate both in athletics and academics... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:56:34 EST Dryden’s Den: OLB’s in the 2015 NFL Draft Outside linebackers are a loaded group no matter how classified. With the additions of Dupree, Gregory and Ray, it becomes an elite class. There are pass rushers galore. There could be as many as eight players from this grouping selected in the first... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:56:32 EST Five in a row Make that five wins in a row now for Coach Jeff Fryman and his North Adams Green Devils varsity baseball squad as they continued their hot streak with a 6-4 Southern Hills Athletic Conference win over Fairfield on April 21 in Seaman. The win improved... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:01:31 EST Justice earns honor PEEBLES - A school-wide assembly took place at Peebles High School on Friday, April 17 as the Ohio Army National Guard came to town to honor Peebles senior basketball standout Beau Justice. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:01:32 EST Hounds get SHAC win over Whiteoak After suffering two lopsided losses to Fayetteville in the week previous, Coach Kyle Brewer and his Manchester Greyhounds got back on the winning track on April 21 as they hit the road for a Southern Hills Athletic Conference tilt with the Whiteoak... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:01:31 EST Utility truck stolen from Wilmington Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports that on April 22, 2015 the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, the Wilmington Police Department and the Ohio State Patrol were involved in a pursuit with a utility truck which had been reported stolen... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:41:34 EST Youth Turkey Season sees increase in Adams County The just past statewide youth turkey season held April 18-19 saw a seven percent plus increase in the turkey harvest over last year. Excellent weather greeted the young hunters during the two day turkey season. Adams County youth hunters bagged a few... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:36:38 EST Dragons top Ripley 10-6 After two tough losses in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference the previous week in Lynchburg, the West Union Dragons varsity baseball squad was back in action on April 21 on a crisp, windy spring day as they went on the road to face the Ripley Blue... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:01:32 EST