Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk 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

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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