WUES students perform as part of Honor Choir Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak access completed Hall of Fame Christmas in Portsmouth Thyme to trim the Christmas Tree Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters
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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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