Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek Discover Ohio’s Ancient Cultures during Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound Summer Reading Program ends as new school year approaches Lady Hounds preparing for 2017 volleyball campaign, looking for more improvement A servant’s hands Oh my, nothing better than a sweet tooth Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday A Saturday night peek at a gridiron future McDowell, McCarty awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships Adams County Medical Foundation awards Dr. Bruce Ashley Legacy Scholarships Your kid on heroin Jerry W Olinger Douglas R Burchett Wayne Cowles Shirley Collins Jack L Yates Wayne Grooms Sr Adams County Building and Loan merging with Southern Hills Community Bank Ahead of Sales Tax Holiday, Attorney General DeWine offers tips for consumers Delores L Cook Harold L Smith Pell, Seas have high hopes for new SSCC campus ‘We prayed and believed it was going to happen’ 4-H Scholarships awarded during Fair Week Showmanship Sweepstakes concludes Junior Fair Competitions Junior Fair Crops are a Premium Show Southern Ohio’s only blackberry farmer wants to make berry pickin’ fun again Challenges ahead for new MLSD Superintendent SAY Soccer celebrating 50 years North Adams hosts Youth Football Mini-Camp Lady Dragons host Soccer Shootout 38 years later, Indians football returns It’s time Ten years and twenty goats later When nobody is watching When a blackberry wasn’t just a cell phone, but delicious Heroin user’s mom says addiction is a disease, not a choice Mary A Wallingford Rickey L Vincent Pauline Ertel William Bryant ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats

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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