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. 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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