Give My Regards to Broadway Joyce Berry Joe L Easter William E Foster Margaret Belcher John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson Nation’s #1 movie comes to stage Artectis hosts grand opening Waiting for the ax to fall, who’s to blame? WU Seniors going to State Sci. Fair Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll Finding the strength to endure

Adams County Commissioners Minutes

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Oct. 19, 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 Stephen Caraway.

The minutes of the previous regular session were approved and spread upon the pages of the Commissioners’ Journal. Roll Call Vote: all yea

The 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, JFS Director Sue Fulton, ECD Director Holly Johnson, Facility Director Sally Hayslip, HR Director Diane Ward and GIS Director Angelena Newman.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the allocation of funds collected in 2015 through Marriage License Fees special account for YWCA and Reach Out Inc. to be distributed 50/50. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the 9-1-1 Maintenance Schedule for Frontier Communications between the Adams County Commissioner and Frontier Communications of America, Inc., upon the recommendation of Special Projects Director Donnie Swayne. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the travel request for Auditor David Gifford for the County Auditor’s Association of Ohio 2015 Winter Conference. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the GIS Map Copy Prices effective January 1, 2016, upon the recommendation of GIS Director Angelena Newman. Roll Call Vote: all yea

EMS Director Etta Sparks met with the Board to discuss Adams County EMS personnel.

Michael Weinstein and ECD Director Holly Johnson met with the Board to discuss Buster Class Sites in Manchester.

Assistant Prosecutor Dana N. Whalen met with the Board to discuss current projects, and contracts.

The Board received a road petition for A.J. Nixon Road on Oct. 13, 2015. The petition was forwarded to the Assistant Prosecutor Dana N. Whalen for legal research into a previous court case ordering that a portion of this road was to remain public. Ms. Whalen found since the owners of the properties have changed, the Board has set a viewing date for the road on December 4, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., public hearing to follow.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the plans for the courthouse security/ renovation project for the purposes of cost analyses, upon the recommendation of Assistant Prosecutor Dana N. Whalen. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the plans for the work release facility for the purposes of cost analyses, upon the recommendation of Assistant Prosecutor Dana N. Whalen. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to adjourn.

The Commissioners held a work session on Oct. 22, 2015, 10 a.m. The Board met to discuss the 2016 County Budget. The Board also held a phone conference with Darin Schweickart of DS2 Architects to discuss building plans for the Courthouse Security / Renovations and Work Release Project. Assistant Prosecutor Dana N. Whalen met with the Board to discuss current projects.

For more information on County Government, visit adamscountyoh.com or call the Board of Commissioners at 937-544-3286

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