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

WEST UNION VILLAGE COUNCIL

West Union Village Council met in regular session on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building, with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. Call to order, pledge to the flag and roll call: John Lafferty – present, Mark Brewer – present, Benny McCarty – present, Jason Buda – present, Randy Gifford – present, Steve Rothwell – present; also in attendance: Tanya Johnson – Clerk, Shelley Gifford – Treasurer, Roy Stricklett – Police Chief, Lisa Rothwell – Solicitor.

The 2016 Tax Budget Hearing, after some discussion, motion by Benny McCarty to accept the budget, second by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A motion was made by Mark Brewer to approve the minutes of the regular meeting on June 23, 2015 as distributed, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A motion by Steve Rothwell to approve payment of bills was submitted, second by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A motion was introduced by Benny McCarty to approve the statement of receipts from Mayor’s Court for the month of June for the net amount of $6,149.94, second by Mark Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Next came the report from Roy Stricklett, West Union Police Chief.

Stricklett told council he was having the Solicitor check into a matter where a person is asking about policy and procedures, type of weapons and various other questions and council agreed to have this checked out.

Officers Young, Myers and Grooms are being sent to a free BCA Operator Training Class for the BCA Datamaster machine. Officer Sanderson has passed his test to be senior operator for this machine.

Stricklett talked about a mini round-up at the fair, and other items pertaining to the fairgrounds.

Mayor Grooms informed council that the village had a resident that passed away. The Police Department and Clerk, Patty Foote, did a great job finding the next of kin and taking care of this situation.

Council member Randy Brewer informed council of property that needs to be cleaned up, trees that need to be cut, and potholes that need to be filled. Brewer had a request to have the minutes entered on the village’s website. The Clerk will begin to include the minutes on the website.

Also, council member Randy Brewer told council the ex-council member, Shawn Francis, was in the hospital, and to include him in their thoughts.

A motion was made by Jason Buda to bring Patty Foote to a full-time employee, starting July 27, 2015, $10 per hour, and no insurance, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A motion by Mark Brewer to bring Debbie Vires to a full-time employee, starting July 27, 2015, $10 per hour, and no insurance, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

The mayor requested that council go by the cemetery and check out the new signage.

A motion was made by John Lafferty for executive session ORC 121.22 G2 property and G1 personnel, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea. Motion by Steve Rothwell to return to regular session, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea.

The motion to adjourn was made by Steve Rothwell, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, meeting adjourned.

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2016 tax budget accepted

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