Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek Discover Ohio’s Ancient Cultures during Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound Summer Reading Program ends as new school year approaches Lady Hounds preparing for 2017 volleyball campaign, looking for more improvement A servant’s hands Oh my, nothing better than a sweet tooth Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday A Saturday night peek at a gridiron future McDowell, McCarty awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships Adams County Medical Foundation awards Dr. Bruce Ashley Legacy Scholarships Your kid on heroin Jerry W Olinger Douglas R Burchett Wayne Cowles Shirley Collins Jack L Yates Wayne Grooms Sr Adams County Building and Loan merging with Southern Hills Community Bank Ahead of Sales Tax Holiday, Attorney General DeWine offers tips for consumers Delores L Cook Harold L Smith Pell, Seas have high hopes for new SSCC campus ‘We prayed and believed it was going to happen’ 4-H Scholarships awarded during Fair Week Showmanship Sweepstakes concludes Junior Fair Competitions Junior Fair Crops are a Premium Show Southern Ohio’s only blackberry farmer wants to make berry pickin’ fun again Challenges ahead for new MLSD Superintendent SAY Soccer celebrating 50 years North Adams hosts Youth Football Mini-Camp Lady Dragons host Soccer Shootout 38 years later, Indians football returns It’s time Ten years and twenty goats later When nobody is watching When a blackberry wasn’t just a cell phone, but delicious Heroin user’s mom says addiction is a disease, not a choice Mary A Wallingford Rickey L Vincent Pauline Ertel William Bryant ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves

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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