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 Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee

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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