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 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

WU Village Council holds Nov. 10 meeting

The West Union Village Council met in regular session on Nov.10 at the Municipal Building with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. The meeting began with the call to order, Pledge to the flag, and roll call: John R. Lafferty-present, Mark Brewer-present, Benny McCarty-present, Jason Buda (arrived at 7:10 p.m.), Randy Brewer-present, and Steve Rothwell-present. Also in attendance were: Tanya Johnson-Clerk, Shelley Gifford-Treasurer, Roy Stricklett-Police Chief, Lisa Rothwell-Solicitor. Visitors in attendance were Donna Young, Darrel Rockey, Terri Motil, and Matt Sheeley.

A motion was presented by Mark Brewer to approve the minutes of the regular meeting from Oct. 27 as distributed, which was seconded by Benny McCarty with a roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A motion by Steve Rothwell to approve payment of bills was submitted and seconded by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A motion was made by Benny McCarty to accept the statement of receipts for Mayor’s Court for the month of October for the net amount of $8,218.25, seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Ordinance 2015-6 amending the Income Tax Ordinance was discussed and Mayor Grooms requested this ordinance to be postponed until next meeting. Council agreed.

Ordinance 2015-7 to set temporary appropriations for 2016 was presented in a motion by Benny McCarty for the first reading, seconded by Mark Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A discussion was held on the property insurance, then a motion by Benny McCarty for the property insurance in the amount of $52, 263 was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Terri Motil, EMS, spoke to Council on the number of runs the Life Squad had performed, Christmas dinner, a “Thank You” to the village employees for finding the problem with life squad, and the passing of the EMS tax levy.

Roy Stricklett, West Union Police Chief, discussed with Council some changes with Ordinance 2009-16 and the Solicitor will check into this matter. Also, Stricklett told Council about a felony arrest and a few cars that had been broken into.

The Mayor told Council about the housing of prisoners renewal contract with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office and a motion by Benny McCarty for the contract was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Lisa Rothwell, Solicitor, informed Council about the Income Tax Ordinance and assured Council it will be ready for the next meeting.

Matt Sheeley from the West Union Lions’ Club discussed the parade route for the Adams County Shining Bright Parade to be held on Nov. 28. A motion was made by Randy Brewer to close the parade route and Market Street from Main Street to Mulberry Street for this event, seconded by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Donna Young discussed the problems of parking on the Courthouse square. The Mayor will check into this matter.

Council member Jason Buda congratulated Mayor Ted Grooms, Clerk Tanya Johnson, Council member John R. Lafferty and Benny McCarty for being re-elected. Council agreed. Also, Buda informed Council that the Fire Department applied for a $50,000 grant. He also would like to change the seating of Council.

Roy Stricklett, Police Chief, spoke on the way warrant round ups were handled and failures to comply with the payment plan.

Council member Jason Buda congratulated Mayor Ted Grooms, Clerk Tanya Johnson, Council member John R. Lafferty and Benny McCarty for being re-elected, Council agreed. Also, Buda informed Council the Fire Department applied for a $50,000.00 grant. He also would like to change the seating of Council.

Council member Randy Brewer discussed the parking problem on North Street, with no action being taken.

A motion by Mark Brewer for executive session ORV 121/22 G1 personal was seconded by John R. Lafferty, roll call vote: all yea. A motion was presented by Benny McCarty to return to regular session, roll call vote: all yea.

The motion by Benny McCarty to adjourn the meeting was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, and the meeting was adjourned.

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