William Bryant ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves Fairgoers wanna iguana! SSCC moving forward with plans for Adams County campus Mary Wallingford Leslie V Lawrence Jr Fair hosts Cheerleading Competition Peebles FFA installs 2017-18 Officers Adams County Fair Baby Contest Seniors Citizens and Armed Forces Day at the fair Cheers! It’s mocktail time! North Adams Beta Club attends National Convention at Disney ‘You won’t believe the chaos it rains around you’ McCarty’s receive 4-H Alumni award McKayla Raines crowned 2017 Junior Fair Queen Eastern knocks off Peebles 10-5 to capture 14 U baseball tourney Just listen for the answer Time to teach a little History Fair hosts Little Miss and Mister, Toddler shows Jason E Palmer Dorothy Stephenson Shane G Varney The weekend I joined the Army David Stutz Patty Davis Battle results in new chief at the Division of Wildlife Join in with ‘Adams County Rocks’ After 500-mile journey, pigeon ‘drops’ in for a visit Nine-run third inning leads Peebles to upset win in SHYL 12U baseball tournament finals Willie L White David A Presley Connie Greene Carolyn Belczyk retiring from OSU Extension Young’s reign as Fair Queen ends, new journey begins Robert L Boone Esther C Malone Independence Day parade puts patriotism on display Being an addict’s mom: a sad and scary place to be White House newest addition to People’s Defender mailing list Young leaving Manchester to become Ripley Principal Leadoff homer holds up, Manchester takes 10U softball tourney 1-0 over North Adams North Adams tops Manchester in 12U semis Monday Night League concludes with SHAC showdown How we see ourselves In the good ole’ summertime Ronnie L Roush Elizabeth A Gifford Tom White Ivan H Copas Kathleen Lewis Paul Minton Jessica A Edmisten Workhouse helps free up jail space Penguin ‘chills’ with kids in library visit ‘Heroin has taken me to my darkest places’ The beauty of the giant combine West Union gets past North Adams 5-2 in 10U baseball tourney play Eastern Brown hosts annual Girls Soccer Shootout “It’s been a real community effort” Summer ball winds down for local squads Submit your Knothole team photos! Gokey, Morgan, Young to perform at 2017 Festival of the Bells Just looking around the room When in the course of human events When your dreams seem out of reach Ricky A Smith Ricky A Smith Dean McClellan Ruby O Shell Peggy R Atkinson Caroline E Fulton Marcia R Baldwin Juanita N Lewis Mary K Hilterbran Jack D Reed ‘I had no gumption except to get high’ Long-lost siblings meet for the first time after nearly six decades apart Freedom Festival to honor the American Flag ‘Music and Memory’ at Adams County Manor renews lives lost to dementia Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy takes gold at 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Toole awarded Winchester Alumni Scholarship Lady Devils host Summer Varsity Shootout In 14U, Peebles finishes regular season with blowout win

County commissioners hold final meeting of 2015

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Dec. 28, 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, ECD Director Holly Johnson, JFS Director Sue Fulton, GIS Director Angelena Newman and H.R. Director Diane Ward.

JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the Board to discuss a MOU maintenance contract to be approved.

Dr. William Hablitzel, Jason Work, and Diane Vickery from the Health Department met with the board to discuss changes in administration for 2016. Dr. Hablitzel talked about his background in medicine and his decision to move to Adams County. Dr. Hablitzel is looking forward to serving as the Health Commissioner of Adams County.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the 2016 Annual Appropriation for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2015. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to establish the following 2016 Regular Session meeting dates for the Adams County Board of Commissioners:

January 4, 11, 20, 25

February 1, 8, 16, 22, 29

March 7, 14**, 21, 29*

April 4, 11, 18, 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 31

June 6, 13, 21*, 27

July 6, 11, 18, 25

August 8, 15, 22, 29

September 7, 13*, 19, 26

October 3, 11, 17, 24, 31

November 7, 14, 21, 28

December 6*, 12, 19, 28

The regular meetings will be conducted in the office of the Adams County Board of Commissioners and will commence at 9 a.m. until business is completed with the exception of the following meeting: *Evening meeting – 6:30 p.m. until business is completed ** Start at 1:30 p.m. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the following 2016 first quarter Work Session dates: Jan. 8, 14, 29, Feb. 11, 26, March 11, 24. Work sessions will be conducted in the office of the Adams County Commissioners and will commence at 10 a.m. until business is complete. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the following 2016 Holiday Closures dates for the Adams County Commissioners’ office and departments under the authority of the board:

Jan. 1- New Year’s, Jan. 18- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Feb. 15- President’s Day, March 25- Good Friday/close at noon, May 30- Memorial Day, July 4- Independence Day, Sept. 5- Labor Day, Oct. 10- Columbus Day, Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day, Nov. 24-25, Thanksgiving, Dec. 26, in observation of Christmas, Jan. 2, in observation of New Year’s. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Adams County Board of Commissions and Adams County Department of Job and Family Services (ADJFS) for maintenance services. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the contract to provide Fair Housing Services between Adams County, Ohio and Ohio State Legal Service Association, upon the recommendation of ECD Director Holly Johnson. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway 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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Balanced budget approved for 2016

Submitted by Becky Brodt

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