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 North Adams hosts Youth Volleyball Camp Time to get “Stroke Savvy”

ADAMS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Sept. 8, 2015, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Paul Worley, and Stephen Caraway. Clerk Becky Brodt was also present. The meeting was opened with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Commissioner Stephen Caraway.

The minutes of the previous regular session were approved and spread upon the pages of the Commissioners’ Journal. Roll Call Vote: Baldridge yea, Caraway yea, Worley abstain.

Commissioners examined, approved and ordered the bills paid.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to enter into Executive Session at 9:13 a.m. to discuss personnel according to O.R.C.121.22 (G)(7). Roll Call Vote: All yea.

Chairman Worley reconvened the session at 9:35 a.m.

The board conducted a Directors’ meeting at 9:35 a.m. 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, ECD Director Holly Johnson, JFS Director Sue Fulton, and H.R. Director Diane Ward.

The Board received and signed final performance report for Ohio Community Development Block Grant Program B-F-13-1AA-1 and B-P-13-1AA-1, upon the recommendation of ECD Director Holly Johnson.

Special Projects Director Donnie Swayne met with the Board to discuss 9-1-1 Coordinator and Dog and Kennel Department.

Prosecutor David Kelley met with the Board to discuss office space.

Treasurer, Lisa Newman met with the Board to conduct the third quarter investment advisory meeting. Ms. Newman reviewed last meetings minutes with the investment advisory board, which consists of Commissioner Caraway, Chairman, and Commissioner Baldridge, Member.

Auditor David Gifford met with the Board to discuss the Senior Citizens Contract and USDA 2015 Cruiser Loan.

Court Administrator Angie Richmond and Facilities Director Sally Hayslip met with the Board to discuss 3rd floor courthouse public/employee bathroom remodel.

HR Director Diane Ward met with the Board to discuss FAA contracts to be approved. Ms. Ward also discussed insurance and BWC concerns.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the FAA Close-out report for AIP grant 3-39-0112-009-2014 B, upon the recommendation of Facilities Director Sally Hayslip. Roll Call Vote: All yea.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the FAA pay request #9 for AIP grant 3-39-0112-009-2014, upon the recommendation of Facilities Director Sally Hayslip. Roll Call Vote: All yea.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the FAA pay request #10 (Final) for AIP grant 3-39-0112-009-2014, upon the recommendation of Facilities Director Sally Hayslip. Roll Call Vote: All yea.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the FAA 4th Quarter FY 15 report (final) AIP grant 3-39-0112-009-2014, upon the recommendation of Facilities Director Sally Hayslip. Roll Call Vote: All yea.

JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the Board to discuss building repairs to the JFS Building located on Rice Drive in West Union Ohio.

EMS Director Etta Sparks met with the Board to discuss to discuss the hiring of EMS Volunteer Rodney Sapp. It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the hiring of Rodney Sapp as an Adams County EMS Volunteer. Roll Call Vote: All yea.

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

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to enter into Executive Session at 4:00 p.m. to discuss personnel according to O.R.C.121.22 (G)(7) with Assistant Prosecutor Dana Whalen. Roll Call Vote: All yea.

Chairman Worley reconvened session at 4:30 p.m.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to adjourn.

For more information on County Government, visit adamscountyoh.com or call the Board of Commissioners at 937-544-3286

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Board conducts Investment Advisory Meeting with Treasurer

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