Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners

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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