North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam

WEST UNION VILLAGE COUNCIL

The West Union Village council met in regular session at 7 p.m. on July 28at 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 Brewer – present, Steve Rothwell – present: Tanya Johnson – Clerk, Shelley Gifford – Treasurer, Jerry Kirker – Village Administrator/Fire Chief, Roy Stricklett – Police Chief, Lisa Rothwell – Solicitor.

A motion was made by Benny McCarty to approve the minutes of the regular meeting from July 14, 2015 as distributed, was seconded by Mark Brewerand in roll call vote, all yea, motion passed.

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

Resolution 2015-9 named the West Union Village appointment to the District 15 Public Works Integrating Committee. The Mayor requested council to accept his nomination of Jerry Kirker to this committee. The motion by Randy Brewer was seconded by Steve Rothwell with the roll call vote being all yea, resolution passed.

The Clerk spoke to council about putting Ohio Checkbook on the Village’s website and Council agreed.

The Mayor informed council on a few properties that have been mowed and cleaned up and vehicles that have been moved, as well as a number of dates and times that a few residents needed to comply by. Also, the Mayor told council of three properties in the village that have been taken down or are in the process of being taken down, South Street, Mulberry Street and Mound Street.

A Zoning Ordinance was discussed by all with no action being taken.

Jerry Kirker, Village Administrator/Fire Chief, informed council that the painting of the water tower will be finished on Friday and sterilization of the inside of the tower will be in about two and a half weeks. No date has been set for taking down the old water tower.

Roy Stricklett, Police Chief told council that the BAC Data Master machine was working great.

Council members discussed the possibility of putting a Dragon logo on the water tower. Kirker informed council there was a two-year warranty on the painting of the water tower and no action was taken.

The Clerk discussed the budget with Council. The Village Administrator will see the Clerk on these matters, and will bring it back to council by the next meeting.

The Mayor informed council that the new employee, Patty Foote, would need health insurance. A motion by Benny McCarty was seconded by Steve Rothwell. In a roll call vote, all yea, motion passed.

A motion was presented by Benny McCarty to adjourn, seconded by Steve Rothwelland in the roll call vote, all yea, meeting adjourned.

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