Hometown Christmas in Peebles rings in the holiday season Manchester Elementary receives 2016 Momentum Award Drug bust in West Union Stephen C Foster Donna Rivers WUES students perform as part of Honor Choir Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak access completed Hall of Fame Christmas in Portsmouth Thyme to trim the Christmas Tree Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14


The board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on June 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Becky Brodt was also present. The meeting was opened with prayer and the pledge of allegiance led by Commissioner Stephen Caraway.

The minutes of the previous regular session were approved and spread upon the pages of the Commissioners’ Journal. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the Juvenile Court Grant Agreement and Funding Application between the State of Ohio Department of Youth Services and Adams County Juvenile Court, upon the recommendation of Chief Probation Officer Joyce DeMint. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the FAA Grant 3-39-0112-009-2014 Pay Request No. 7, upon the recommendation of Facilities Director Sally Hayslip. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Amendment to the Purchase of Service Contract for the Adams County Job and Family Services and Adams County Juvenile Court to provide administrative duties for the Summer R.E.C. Program, upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

Germany Hill Road residents met with board to discuss concerns about current road construction on Germany Hill Road. Those present were: Bob Bentley, Betty Bentley, Judy Morrison, Debbie Morrison, R.E. Baldwin, Ric Pferfer, George Hecwig, Beth Frazer, Mike Frazer, Nancy Orth, Brenda Emery, Lee Pertuset, Deputy Engineer, Mike Hughes, and Charles Grove, The Peoples Defender.

The residents brought up the following concerns:

• Public safety and emergency vehicles getting to residents in a reasonable time.

• Why the road way was not ditched first, and why crusher run stone was not used?

• Difficultly driving due to the #304 stone.

• The residents feel the road has been neglected for the past 10 years.

Deputy Engineer Lee Pertuset addressed the group and explained the project and the following timeline:

• Mr. Pertuset explained that the State of Ohio allowed money for the project which is required to be used within a certain timeline. The funding was to be used to repair the roadway as a result of the ODOT State Route 247 project.

• The County was going to just repair the soft spots in the road but then decided to repair the entire road.

• Mr. Pertuset explained the scope of work to group, 304 stone will be the base layer. The next layer would be (possibly #67), and then chip and seal within 60 days.

• Mr. Pertuset reassured the residents that the stone application should be completed this week or next.

The County Engineer plans to pave Germany Hill next year.

The opening for the Alexander Salamon Airport Hay Bid was held in the Commissioner Office at 7:00 p.m. One bid was received from Moo Moo Valley Farms Inc., at $26.00 per acer for 25 acers for a total of $650.00. The bid was accepted and will be reviewed with legal counsel. Those present for the bid opening were: Tom Little

EMS Director Etta Sparks met with board to discuss personnel, purchasing of a new squad for Adams County EMS, and the EMS Levy.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve Josh Gift as an Adams County EMS Volunteer, upon the recommendation of EMS Director Etta Sparks. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the EMT basic training and books for David Stephenson, upon the recommendation of EMS Director Etta Sparks. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to authorize the EMS Director Etta Sparks to enter into a purchase contract agreement with McCoy Miller for the amount of $169,113.00, for the purchase of a new squad for Adams County EMS. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the support letter to Senate President Keith Faber to retain changes made in the House version of House Bill 64 for appropriations to the Appalachian Local Development Districts. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Proclamation Honoring the 200th Anniversary of Jacksonville. The Proclamation will be presented at the ceremony on Saturday June 13, 2015. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to adjourn.

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