Gerald Grooms Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip

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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