Local business donates shotguns to WUPD Senior Profile: Shannon Runyan Reds employees recognize Dr. King’s ‘Spirit of Service’ Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk 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 COMMISSIONERS

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Sept. 14, 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 Paul Worley.

The minutes of the previous regular session were approved and spread upon the pages of the Commissioners’ Journal. Roll Call Vote: all yea

Commissioners examined, approved and ordered the bills paid.

The Board conducted a Directors’ meeting at 9:30 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, GIS Director Angelena Newman and H.R. Director Diane Ward.

JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the Board to discuss sending DLZ Contractors a rejection letter concerning their bid proposal for the JFS Building, due to cost feasibility, pending the approval of Assistant Prosecutor Dana Whalen.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve to send a letter rejecting DLZ Bid Proposal for the Adams County Job and Family Services Building, due to cost feasibility. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the appointment of Sandy Bailey to the Adams County Children Services Board unexpired term commencing September 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2017. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to cancel the work session on Friday Sept. 25, due to a scheduling conflict. The Board will be attending the OVRDC Commission Meeting in Chillicothe, Ohio. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve an amendment to the Agreement for Provision of Senior Citizen Services and Programs. Roll Call Vote: Baldridge yea, Caraway nay, Worley yea.

ECD Director Holly Johnson met with the Board to discuss current projects and grants. The Board signed the certificate of approval of final report by Collaborative Partners: Tourism Plan for Economic and Community Development Department.

Engineer David Hook met with the Board to discuss the establishment of road standards.

Judge Spencer met with the Board to discuss courthouse restroom improvements.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the certificate of final acceptance for the Pavement Crack Seal and Remarking at Alexander Salamon Airport, by Griffin Pavement Striping, Inc., 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 Lien and Claims Release for the Pavement Crack Seal and Remarking at the Alexander Salamon Airport, by Griffin Pavement Striping, Inc., upon the recommendation of Facilities Director Sally Hayslip. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to recess at 2:00 p.m. to attend the Post State Audit Meeting in the Government Center Conference Room. Roll Call Vote: all yea

Chairman Worley reconvened session at 2:30 p.m.

The Board met with the Liberty and Tiffin Township Trustees and the Village of West Union in the Government Center Conference Room to discuss un-sewered areas. Those present were: Tanya Johnson, Village of West Union Village Clerk, Ted Groom, Mayor-Village of West Union, Jerry Kirker, Village of West Union Village Administrator, Holly Johnson, ECD Director, David Hook, County Engineer, Jonathan Young, Liberty Township Trustee, Wendell Swearingen, Liberty Township Trustee, Richard Dryden, Tiffin Township Trustee, Robert McCarty, Tiffin Township Trustee, and Dana Whalen, Assistant Prosecutor.

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

The Board of Commissioners held a work session on September 17, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The Board met with Melinda Brown of Medical Mutual to review the counties quarterly report and renewal. HR Director Diane Ward was also present.

The Board and ECD Director Holly Johnson met with Andy Culbertson of MACA Plastics to tour the facility on Cross Road, and to discuss business updates.

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

Adams County Commissioners Stephen Caraway, Paul Worley, and Brian Baldridge
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Board discusses road standards with Engineer

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