John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser 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

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

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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