Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr

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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