Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley

ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MINUTES

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Aug. 10, 2015, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Becky Brodt was also present. The meeting was opened with prayer and the pledge of allegiance led by Commissioner Brian Baldridge.

The minutes of the previous regular session were approved and spread upon the pages of the Commissioners’ Journal. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

The Board conducted a Directors’ meeting to review the current projects and status of each department under the jurisdiction of the Adams County Board of Commissioners. Those in attendance were as follows: EMS Director Etta Sparks, Special Projects Director Donnie Swayne, JFS Director Sue Fulton and GIS Director Angelena Newman.

Jerry Kirker, West Union Village Administer and ECD Director Holly Johnson met with the Board to discuss pursuing grant money to help with the cost of putting in sewer systems in the Crackle Subdivision, Gabbert Subdivision, and Hale Drive.

EMS Director Etta Sparks met with The Board to discuss EMS staffing.

Cheryl Copas of the Sheriff’s Office met with the Board to discuss budgetary expenses for inmate housing, medical supplies, and vehicle maintenance.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the service contract between Adams County Job and Family Services and The Counseling Center, Inc. for NET (non-emergency transportation) services to Medicaid eligible clients who are being serviced through the Adams County Outpatient Program, upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the MOU (memorandum of understanding) by and between Adams County Job and Family Services and Adams County Family and Children First Council and Adams County Prosecutor. This MOU identifies the Adams County Prosecutor as the Vendor for the SFY 2016 Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF) Grant Obtained by the Adams County Family and Children First Council (ACFCFC), upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the travel request for Angelena Newman and Amy Simpson for 2015 GIS Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio on September 21, 2015. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the County Risk Sharing Authority Member Voting Designation Form, Adams County Designate the Voting Representative Brian Baldridge and the Voting Alternate Diane Ward for 2016. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

Sue Fulton JFS Director met with board to discuss JFS building repairs. DLZ Consulting LLC is composing a conceptual report and proposed budget on the JFS building for Ms. Fulton to review.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to enter into Executive Session at 1:55 p.m. to discuss personnel according to O.R.C.121.22 (G)(7) with JFS Director Sue Fulton. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

Chairman Worley reconvened session at 2:15 p.m.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Child Support Awareness Month Proclamation, upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Those present were; Susan Hopkins, CSEA Supervisor DJFS/CSEA, Sue Fulton, CSEA Director DJFS/CSEA, Kenneth Armstrong, Attorney, Adams County Prosecutors Office, Barbara Moore, Attorney, Adams County Prosecutors Office, Charles Grove, The Peoples Defender. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the resignation of Mike Cluxton from the Children Services Board effective August 31, 2015. The Board would like to thank Mr. Cluxton for all his years’ service on the Children Services Board and in the community. The Board wishes him continued success in the future. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

Assistant Prosecutor Dana Whalen met with the board to discuss current projects and contracts.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the letter to be sent to The Olive Group LLC notifying them the contract is void. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the road damage settlement agreement between Adams County Commissioners and Paul Richter in the matter of West Fork Road, in the amount of $75,000.00. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to adjourn.

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Settlement approved for West Fork Road

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