Peebles Elementary hosts PBIS showcase NAES student starting Christmas Card project Try and tell them that nobody cares Senior Profile: Ethan Thompson 15-point lead vanishes, Hounds fall in season opener Deer Gun Season results down all across Ohio Hometown Christmas in Peebles rings in the holiday season Manchester Elementary receives 2016 Momentum Award Drug bust in West Union Stephen C Foster Donna Rivers WUES students perform as part of Honor Choir Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak access completed Hall of Fame Christmas in Portsmouth Thyme to trim the Christmas Tree Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES
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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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