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

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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