Peebles Elementary hosts PBIS showcase NAES student starting Christmas Card project Try and tell them that nobody cares Senior Profile: Ethan Thompson 15-point lead vanishes, Hounds fall in season opener Deer Gun Season results down all across Ohio Hometown Christmas in Peebles rings in the holiday season Manchester Elementary receives 2016 Momentum Award Drug bust in West Union Stephen C Foster Donna Rivers WUES students perform as part of Honor Choir Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak access completed Hall of Fame Christmas in Portsmouth Thyme to trim the Christmas Tree Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES
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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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