Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser 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

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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