Future looking grim for county’s coal-fired power plants Lady Hounds grab win number two, downing Augusta 51-35 Greyhounds down North Adams in SHAC action, 61-50 PHS inducts pair of girls’ squads into Athletic Hall of Fame Michael G Rogers 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

WEST UNION VILLAGE COUNCIL

The West Union Village Council met in regular session on Sept. 22, 2015 at the Municipal Building with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. A call to order, the Pledge to the flag and roll call was taken: John R. Lafferty, present, Mark Brewer, Present, Benny McCarty, present, Jason Buda, arrived at 7:25 p.m., Randy Brewer – present, Steve Rothwell, present, also in attendance: Tanya Johnson – Clerk, Shelley Gifford, Treasurer, Jerry Kirker, Village Administator/Fire Chief, Roy Stricklett, Police Chief, Lisa Rothwell, Solicitor.

Motion by Mark Brewer to approve the Minutes of the regular meeting on Sept.8, 2015 as distributed, second by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Motion by Randy Brewer to approve the payment of bills submitted, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call cote: all yea, motion passed.

Ordinance 2015-4- closure of South Alley, tabled until next meeting due to advertisement.

Ordinance 2015-5- to vacate a portion of Market Street, tabled until next meeting due to advertisement.

Ordinance 2015-6 amending the Income Tax Ordinance, motion by Benny McCarty for the 1st reading, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Resolution 2015-12 compliance with the 2013-2014 audit, motion by Steve Rothwell, second by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Mayor Ted Grooms congratulated Council member Randy Brewer for being named Produce Manager of Year, Council agreed.

Report by Jerry Kirker, Village Administrator/Fire Chief

1. Discussion on the meeting with the Adams County Commissioners on the news sewer line for parts of Liberty and Tiffin Townships.

2. The Village is waiting for the final inspection on the water tower so it can be filled. The telemetry system is up and working.

3. Ben Games’ property next to new water tower is being worked on.

Lisa Rothwell, Solicitor, spoke to Council on the Income Tax Ordinance, sentencing a Mayor’s Court Case, and an Administrative Policy for Burial of Unclaimed Persons and Indigent Persons.

The Mayor told Council that Terri Motil, EMS, will be here at the next meeting to address the Council. Also, Jessica Huxmann, who lives in the Watts Subdivision, has requested to have chicken at her residence, no action was taken.

Council member John R. Lafferty discussed a concern of his with the traffic light at the corner of St Rte 41, State Rte 125, Walnut Street, No action was taken.

Council member Jason Buda told Council if they want to put a levy on the ballot that it must be in by Dec. 16.

Motion by Randy Brewer for executive session ORC 121.22 G5 and G1, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call cote: all yea. Motion by Steve Rothwell to return to regular session, second by Benny McCarty, roll call cote: all yea.

Motion by Benny McCarty to accept the Mayor’s recommendation to remove Jeff McCarty from EMS committee, and place Shelley Gifford as Chair person, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call cote: all yea, motion passed.

Other items discussed were: trees that need to be removed, annexation, too many cats and assisted living facilities.

Motion by Benny McCarty to adjourn, second by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, meeting adjourned.

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