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 Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam

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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