Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek Discover Ohio’s Ancient Cultures during Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound Summer Reading Program ends as new school year approaches Lady Hounds preparing for 2017 volleyball campaign, looking for more improvement A servant’s hands Oh my, nothing better than a sweet tooth Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday A Saturday night peek at a gridiron future McDowell, McCarty awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships Adams County Medical Foundation awards Dr. Bruce Ashley Legacy Scholarships Your kid on heroin Jerry W Olinger Douglas R Burchett Wayne Cowles Shirley Collins Jack L Yates Wayne Grooms Sr Adams County Building and Loan merging with Southern Hills Community Bank Ahead of Sales Tax Holiday, Attorney General DeWine offers tips for consumers Delores L Cook Harold L Smith Pell, Seas have high hopes for new SSCC campus ‘We prayed and believed it was going to happen’ 4-H Scholarships awarded during Fair Week Showmanship Sweepstakes concludes Junior Fair Competitions Junior Fair Crops are a Premium Show Southern Ohio’s only blackberry farmer wants to make berry pickin’ fun again Challenges ahead for new MLSD Superintendent SAY Soccer celebrating 50 years North Adams hosts Youth Football Mini-Camp Lady Dragons host Soccer Shootout 38 years later, Indians football returns It’s time Ten years and twenty goats later When nobody is watching When a blackberry wasn’t just a cell phone, but delicious Heroin user’s mom says addiction is a disease, not a choice Mary A Wallingford Rickey L Vincent Pauline Ertel William Bryant ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves

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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