Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic

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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