Lady Indians go down in straight sets to Valley in sectional play Manchester hosts the inaugural Southern Ohio Cheer Challenge NAHS girls claim soccer sectional title Seas siblings are SHAC Cross-Country champions Lady Devils will collect fourth consecutive SHAC gold ball trophy Lady Hounds ousted in sectional tourney opener Peebles Lions Club holding Thanksgiving fund raiser FFA Fruit sales have begun, run until Nov. 18 Historical marker is repaired PES will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center Open House showcases new unit PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water

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 or call the Board of Commissioners at 937-544-3286.
Balanced budget approved for 2016

Submitted by Becky Brodt

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