People's Defender- RSS Feed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:15:45 EST 1800 Cherry Fork audit released by state Auditor of State Dave Yost's office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. Audit reports are released semi-weekly. The Village of Cherry Fork audit was released Thursday, Nov. 20. There were no findings for recovery in the... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:05:03 EST It’s not what you did, it’s what you didn’t do David was a self employed business man; a logger and sawmill owner. He was in his mid-50s when he was admitted to Hospice with terminal cancer. I expected David to be rugged, strong, reserved and self-reliant. Boy was I wrong, as I frequently am when... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:31:07 EST Dog tags scheduled to go on sale Dec. 1 It's that time of year, when snow covers the ground, lights are hung on houses, people flood to the stores to buy gifts, and Fido needs new dog tags. That last one may have caught some off-guard, but, while it may not be that high on the to-do... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:25:06 EST Historic Academy gets landscaping facelift We recently had the pleasure of restoring the landscape at the Salem Academy in Ross County. The Salem Academy is a stately Federal-style building with locally quarried limestone walls 18 inches thick. This historic landmark is the focal point of... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:45:09 EST MARRIAGE LICENSE Gary E. Hile, 36, of West Union to Dorothy Marilyn Rigdon, 67, of West Union. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:13:06 EST Here comes winter weather This morning's “surprise” was three inches of snow on the deck railing! The snow is still falling and I am getting ready to head outside with my camera for the perfect photo for this year's Christmas letter. The wet snow has... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:24:07 EST Time has gone fast with children Hello everyone from our home to yours! It's a very November-ish day: cool, cloudy and gray. It's a perfect day to stay inside and sip on a cup of coffee as I write. I am Dorcas Raber, mother of Gloria Yoder. I will be filling in for her as... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:13:11 EST COMMON PLEAS Criminal CasesState of Ohio vs. Andrew Mitchell, judgment entry, matter set for a hearing on reconsideration of bond on 12/17/14 at 1:30 p.m. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:24:07 EST Manchester OKs sale of old school property The Village of Manchester has accepted a buyer's bid on the old elementary and high school in Manchester. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:58:03 EST Lions Clubs set Christmas Tree Lighting The Adams County Lions Clubs are inviting all community residents to “An Adams County Christmas” tree lighting event on 5 p.m. Nov. 29 on the Adams County Courthouse square. This event is part of a cooperative effort of Manchester,... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:16 EST Caraway Pumpkin now a century farm Caraway Pumpkin Farm in Blue Creek was declared an Ohio Century Farm on Monday, Nov. 17, at the Adams County Courthouse. Two plaques were presented, with one given to the Caraway family. The other now hangs in the central hallway of the courthouse... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:12 EST Fire destroys Manchester home Another home in Adams County was struck by fire this week. As this extremely cold weather settles in the county and residents start heating their homes, the chances of structure fires start increasing. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:46:04 EST Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher Class offered Staff report Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:34:14 EST Volunteer firefighter course set Staff report Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:31:17 EST Heritage Candlelight House Tour set for Dec. 14 The Ripley home tour will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 starting at the Ripley Museum, located 219 N. Second Street. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased the day of the tour at the museum. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:23:19 EST Additional winter meeting dates listed As I typed that title it seems crazy that we already have snow on the ground. Many area farmers are nowhere near finished with harvest. In addition to the Farm Bill Meetings that I listed last week, and appear later in today's column, I have... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:52:21 EST SSCC women still looking for first ‘W’ Still searching for their first victory of the 2014-15 season, the Southern State women's basketball squad hosted the SSCC USCAA Basketball Classic on Nov. 14-15 on their home court at the Patriot Center in Hillsboro. That first win still proved... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:44:12 EST Know this before reading new Social Security statements No matter how far away you are from retirement, it's important to understand your Social Security benefits – and there's a particularly good reason to do it now. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:09:13 EST Language on execution drugs flaunts open records law The State of Ohio botched its last execution. The convicted killer struggled for nearly 25 minutes before finally succumbing. Officials attributed it to the difficulty in obtaining the drug “cocktail” needed – drugs that apparently... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:24:12 EST Dryden’s Den: Week 12 NFL Picks Last Week: 7-8 Overall: 105-55-1 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:24:06 EST