PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job Alex K Miller Ann E Campbell Scott N Atkinson Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow


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.

Staff report

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