WUES students perform as part of Honor Choir Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak access completed Hall of Fame Christmas in Portsmouth Thyme to trim the Christmas Tree Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters
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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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