West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls 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

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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