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 Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee

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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