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

OVSD school board meets

The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board met on Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Career and Technical Center in West Union (CTC). The meeting opened with the Pledge to the flag and approval of the agenda and minutes.

The board recognized two new Teacher’s Aides from Peebles Elementary, Heather Bergquist and Miriam Levi.

Treasurer Tina Hageman presented the Treasurer’s Report/Business citing donations from local organizations who had provided funds to schools within the district.

The Adams County Common Pleas Court donated $585 with $195 going to each of the county high schools to facilitate participation in HOBY Leadership Youth Conference.

Founded by actor Hugh O’Brian, the HOBY Youth Leadership Foundation is an organization dedicated to “training and nurturing the young leaders of tomorrow.” Its mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower students to achieve their highest potential.

The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is a non-profit youth leadership development program for high school scholars. HOBY sponsors 10,000 high school sophomores annually through its over 70 leadership programs in all 50 states and 20 countries. Since its inception in 1958, over 400,000 young people have participated in HOBY-related programs.

One high school sophomore from every high school in the United States, referred to as an “ambassador,” is welcome to attend a state or regional HOBY seminar. From each of those seminars, students are offered the opportunity to attend the World Leadership Congress.

The concept for HOBY was inspired in 1958 by a nine-day visit O’Brian had with famed humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Africa. Dr. Schweitzer believed “the most important thing in education is to teach young people to think for themselves.”

West Union Alumni and Friends donated $2,000 for carpeting and acoustic panels in the WU Elementary music room, and for the 5th/6th grade field trip to see the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

The Seaman Lions Club donated $400 to purchase shoes and clothing for the nurses station at North Adams Elementary school. Additionally, there was an anonymous donation of $250 for shoes and clothing at West Union Elementary school.

Several issues regarding personnel were also on the agenda.

The resignations of teachers, Tom DeAtley effective Aug. 1, 2016 for retirement and Lindsey Hedge, substitute teacher, effective Oct. 5, 2015.

The board also approved the employment of Pamela Nuss as part-time special education aide under classified contract and employment of certified substitutes for the current school year, Braylon Boling and Sue Fulton.

The employment of classified substitutes for the current school year included: Carly Jenkins as Aide, Aleisha McCleese as bus driver, Larry D. Newman as custodian, Calla Schutte as an aide, and Ralph (Junior) Shiveley Jr. as a bus driver.

Supplemental contracts for 2015-16 were Jerry (J.R.) Kirker as Volunteer Assistant Girls Basketball coach at WUHS, and Angela McGraw as high school yearbook advisor at the OVCTC.

Family Medical Leave for the 2015-16 school year for Jane Hughes from Oct. 20 to Nov. 3, Kristi Thoroughman from Oct. 6 through Nov. 21, Andrea Wamsley from Sept. 28 to Dec. 1, and Julie Weeks Oct. 19, 2015 Intermittent.

Administrative advisory issues considered included the

S.A.T.H. District Fellowship for the current school year at $200.00 membership.

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By Patricia Beech

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