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

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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