Gerald Grooms Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip

Commissioners hold Dec. 21 meeting

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Dec. 21, 2015, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Paul Worley, and Stephen Caraway. Clerk Becky Brodt was also present. The meeting was opened with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Commissioner Brian Baldridge.

The minutes of the previous regular session were approved and spread upon the pages of the Commissioners’ Journal. Roll Call Vote: all yea

Commissioners examined, approved and ordered the bills paid.

The Board conducted a Directors’ meeting at 9:30 a.m. To review the current projects and status of each department under the jurisdiction of the Adams County Board of Commissioners. Those in attendance were as follows: EMS Director Etta Sparks, Special Projects Director Donnie Swayne, Facilities Director Sally Hayslip, ECD Director Holly Johnson, JFS Director Sue Fulton, GIS Director Angelena Newman and H.R. Director Diane Ward.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement for Adams, Brown, Pike and Scioto County effective as of the 1st day of July 2016 by and between the County Commissioners in Adams, Brown, Pike and Scioto Counties of the State of Ohio, referred to as SO Consortium. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to amend resolution 2015-469 the partial vacation of A. J. Nixon Road that runs south approximately 860.62 feet and terminates at a one acre tract owned by Mike and Sharon Anderson. The Monroe Township Trustees signed a letter of approval. Roll Call Vote: all yea

JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the Board to discuss a service contract to be approved. Ms. Fulton also discussed the maintenance agreement MOU.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Addendum of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), between the Board of Adams County Commissioners through Adams County Department of Job and Family Services, and Adams Brown Community Action Partnership (ABCAP) for staff coverage at OhioMeansJobs Adams County Ohio Stop Center, upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the blanket travel for Adams County Department of Job and Family Services for the Director and for all employees as approved by the Director, to travel to and within the following counties in order to perform the normal course of their duties. Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Union, Vinton, Warren, Washington Counties in Ohio and Mason County in Kentucky. Authorization period is Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016 as needed. Roll Call Vote: all yea

EMS Director Etta Sparks met with the Board to discuss Adams County EMS policies and procedures.

Mr. Larry Bennett met with the Board to discuss Katzman Logan Halper and Bennett Consultation Agreement.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the $50 cell phone stipend for January through December 2016 for employee Rick Setty. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to establish the following new funds in preparation for 2016, no appropriations will be made in 2015 but funds need to be established for January 1, 2016 appropriations, upon the recommendation of ECD Director Holly Johnson. Roll Call Vote: all yea

HR Director Diane Ward met with the Board to review the 2016 county general fund budget.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the bid proposal from Prestress Services Industries LLC for Nichols Ridge bridge beams, in the amount of $94,500. Engineer David Hook determined the selection Prestress Services LLC bid proposal due to the expedited delivery date agreed upon. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Agreement for Services between Adams County Commissioners and Randalyn C. Worley to provide legal representation for all indigent persons who have child support contempt charges brought against them, at the request of Court Administrator Angie Richmond. Vote: Baldridge, yea Worley, abstain Caraway, yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Agreement for Services between Adams County Commissioners and Sarah Shelton to provide legal representation for all indigent persons who have child support contempt charges brought against them, at the request of Court Administrator Angie Richmond. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to adjourn.

For more information on County Government, visit adamscountyoh.com or call the Board of Commissioners at 937-544-3286.

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