When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson 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

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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