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

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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