Peebles Elementary hosts PBIS showcase NAES student starting Christmas Card project Try and tell them that nobody cares Senior Profile: Ethan Thompson 15-point lead vanishes, Hounds fall in season opener Deer Gun Season results down all across Ohio Hometown Christmas in Peebles rings in the holiday season Manchester Elementary receives 2016 Momentum Award Drug bust in West Union Stephen C Foster Donna Rivers 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

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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