Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job Alex K Miller Ann E Campbell Scott N Atkinson Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow Edwin P Prince ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley Volleyball teams honor young cancer patient


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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