Robert D Hill Lady Devils blank West Union 7-0 in SHAC soccer finale Vikings invade and conquer the Greyhounds Outpouring of community support for local business woman with cancer Manchester mourns teen killed in single-car crash Kylie S Lucas Sharon R Grooms Steven L Wootten Forest J McDaniel Ralph O Grooms Adams County teenager dies in auto accident Charles N Vance Wesley M Baldwin James Kennedy Tom A Mihalovich Brand hat trick leads North Adams past West Union 5-2 in SHAC soccer action Senior Profile: Bryant Lung Lady Hounds pull off thrilling Senior Night win Volleyball milestones continue to pile up at North Adams Banner season for Lady Indians soccer SHAC holds Junior High Volleyball Tournament Tournament match ups set for volleyball and soccer Senior Profile: Morgan Edmisten Hounds dominate, improve to 3-4 Is this not the best time of the year? Volley For The Cure is another big success Getting everything we ask for Oh, that dreaded leaf project Manchester: Adams County’s oldest community looks to the future with hope Congressman visits Manchester’s newest business Six candidates vie for MLSD School Board Highway 41 road work stalls MFD holds annual Safety Day for kids, families Lenora Mckee Virgie Cole Helen J Damron Karen S Lockhart Donna M Pelfrey Russell D Pollitt, Sr Karen S Lockhart Harris named Director of Shelter for the Homeless Local candidates abundant on November ballot Senior Profile: McKinlee Grooms Lady Dragons finish third in district golf tourney Lady Devils challenged, but survive to extend SHAC streak to 60 Rally falls short, Lady Hounds fall in five sets to Fairfield Senior Profile: Jessica Newman Lady Indians get shutout win over West Union, 2-0 Erwins host annual Herb Fair Bentonville: A community at the crossroads of Adams County history Tranquility, Wilson Homestead host annual Heritage Days Why we get back up Your local newspaper, the real deal Welcome to the morning klatch Oleda F Saunders Frank A Golden Shirley A Tully Hubert Knauff John T Shupert Celebrate the sports pages Gould, Woolard, defense lead Hounds to second win George E Lucas Betty A Johnson Hayes sentenced Sue Day Devils headed back to state golf tourney Earl R Fields Alberta L Steward Gregory Terry Linda Taylor Levies slated for November ballot Manchester residents forming neighborhood watch group West Union teachers receive prestigious award Crum arraigned in Brown County Common Pleas Court Seaman: A small town with a big heart and a family spirit Seaman Fall Festival again draws large crowds NAES participates in weekend food program AES Ohio Generation assumes control of DP&L assets West Union, Peebles take home county XC crowns Lady Devils win a soccer buzzer-beater Senior Profile: Brooklyn Wylie Lady Dragons move to districts Green Devils win sectional golf title West Union hosting fourth annual Alumni Volleyball Game Gray breaks Lady Indians’ single season goals record Senior Profile: Chase Cummings Lady Dragons cruise to SHAC title Hupp ties school record with five goals in Lady Devils’ win over Southeastern For 14th time in 15 years, Dragons claim SHAC Boys Golf Championship Getting life in order See those signals of the season Jury returns verdict in former Manchester police officer’s trial Larry Peters Gary L Hughes Sr Deanna L Parker Stephen R Fetters Bonnie Hawkins Clifton J DeMint Steven L Kimberlin When you just know

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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