Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten 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

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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