Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary

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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