Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday Missing Adams County man is found Lady Hounds fall to Whiteoak in slugfest Calvert’s walk-off gives Hounds 9-8 win over Whiteoak Charles A Benjamin Give My Regards to Broadway Joyce Berry Joe L Easter William E Foster Margaret Belcher John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson


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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