People's Defender- RSS Feed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:40:06 EST 1800 Young’s 5 TD’s lead Hounds to victory After a very long bus ride, the Manchester Greyhound varsity football squad made it a worthwhile trip, improving their record to 2-1 on the season with a 52-42 win over the host Eminence Warriors. Eminence is nearly three hours from Manchester and the... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:01:12 EST Call the PR guy! “Get the PR guy on the phone.” Does anyone want to bet the over/under on how many times that phrase has been echoed in the offices of the National Football League in the past couple of weeks? Instead of basking in the glory of the... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:01:11 EST Dragons fall on Homecoming Day Though the day's Homecoming and Alumni festivities went well, the football game itself was a downer for the West Union Dragons as the Middletown Christian Eagles came to town and handed the home team a rather convincing 41-0 defeat. The loss... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:31:08 EST SHAC boys golf halfway complete The 2014 Southern Hills Athletic Conference boys golf tournament reached its halfway point on Sept. 11 and it was the West Union Dragons taking advantage of the familiarity of their home course to increase their lead in the team standings. Playing on... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:46:12 EST Junior High Hounds get first ‘W’ After beginning their 2014 season with two tough losses, the Manchester Greyhounds junior high football team got on the winning track on Sept. 11 as they hosted the Eastern Brown Warriors and rolled to a convincing 38-0 victory for their first victory... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:31:19 EST Split for Lady Devils soccer The roller coaster season for the North Adams Lady Devils soccer squad continued last week as the Lady Devils split two contests, blanking St. Patrick 5-0 and then dropping a heart breaker 2-1 to the Eastern Lady Warriors later in the week. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:15:10 EST Lady Devils are first SHAC golf champs Friday, Sept. 12 was a historic day for the Southern Hills Athletic Conference as the leagues hosted its first ever girls golf tournament championship. On a partly sunny day at the Adams County Country Club, golfers from six SHAC schools competed for... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:01:15 EST MHS Cheer places third In the recent Highland County Fair cheerleading competition, the varsity squad from Manchester High School placed third in the Varsity Mounding division. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:20 EST NAJH gets first gridiron win Jumping on their opponent quickly, the North Adams junior high football team picked up their first win of 2014 on Saturday, Sept, 13 as they shut out the Eastern Brown Warriors on the road 16-0. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:30:10 EST MLSD discusses properties with mayor The Manchester Local School District Board of Education met for a regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the Round Room at Manchester High School. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:28:18 EST (No heading) Opinion Page Submissions Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:27:09 EST Archbishop visits Adams County The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati visited Adams County on Friday, Sept. 5 to hold a special mass on a local farm. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:05:10 EST Lima prison break examined LIMA — The intense manhunt for two inmates who escaped the Oakwood prison Thursday evening began seconds after they scaled the first security fence, setting off an alarm. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:12:09 EST Rep. Wenstrup visits county Congressman Brad Wenstrup visited Adams County last Tuesday, Sept. 2 for a talk with local veterans to hear their concerns and answer any questions about Veterans Affairs healthcare. This session was one of many that Wenstrup has hosted around... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:12:12 EST Yost: Proposed GASB rule wrong for Ohio Ohio's state auditor says that an additional reporting requirement for local governments to add future healthcare liabilities to their annual reports “would inaccurately state the position of the government and would be... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:23:13 EST North Adams blanks Peebles 4-0 After falling to the Peebles Indians in a 1-0 heart breaker on Aug. 29, the North Adams boys soccer team was looking for a bit of revenge on Monday, Sept. 8, as they hosted the Indians on their home field in Seaman. This time the tables were turned as... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:31:15 EST Lady Devils get fourth win It was a girls county soccer battle on the field at North Adams High School on Sept. 8 as the Lady Devils welcomed to town the Peebles Lady Indians in a rematch of an Aug. 29 game won by the North Adams girls. The result was no different this time as... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:22:06 EST WUHS hosts 2014 Dragon Run After one cancellation because of the resurfacing of the track at West Union High School, the 2014 Dragon Run cross-country meet was held on Sept. 9. The work on the track had still not been completed by Tuesday but the race went on as planned, even... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:01:08 EST Dragonas lead after first day of SHAC tourney Day One of the 2014 Southern Hills Athletic Conference Boys Golf Tournament is in the books and it was the West Union Dragons, led by the play of freshman Elijah McCarty, taking the early lead in the team standings. Round one (of four) was played on... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:18:05 EST Seventh graders enjoy Conservation Field Days The Adams County Soil and Water District held the 11th annual Seventh Grade Conservation Field Days on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 9 and 10. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:08:06 EST