Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic


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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