John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten 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


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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