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 Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek Discover Ohio’s Ancient Cultures during Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound Summer Reading Program ends as new school year approaches Lady Hounds preparing for 2017 volleyball campaign, looking for more improvement A servant’s hands Oh my, nothing better than a sweet tooth Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday A Saturday night peek at a gridiron future McDowell, McCarty awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships Adams County Medical Foundation awards Dr. Bruce Ashley Legacy Scholarships Your kid on heroin Jerry W Olinger Douglas R Burchett Wayne Cowles Shirley Collins Jack L Yates Wayne Grooms Sr Adams County Building and Loan merging with Southern Hills Community Bank Ahead of Sales Tax Holiday, Attorney General DeWine offers tips for consumers Delores L Cook Harold L Smith Pell, Seas have high hopes for new SSCC campus ‘We prayed and believed it was going to happen’ 4-H Scholarships awarded during Fair Week Showmanship Sweepstakes concludes Junior Fair Competitions Junior Fair Crops are a Premium Show Southern Ohio’s only blackberry farmer wants to make berry pickin’ fun again Challenges ahead for new MLSD Superintendent SAY Soccer celebrating 50 years North Adams hosts Youth Football Mini-Camp Lady Dragons host Soccer Shootout 38 years later, Indians football returns It’s time Ten years and twenty goats later When nobody is watching When a blackberry wasn’t just a cell phone, but delicious Heroin user’s mom says addiction is a disease, not a choice Mary A Wallingford Rickey L Vincent Pauline Ertel 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

Commissioners hold Feb. 8 regular meeting

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Feb. 8, 2016, in the Adams County Government Center, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. 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 ye.

The 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, JFS Director Sue Fulton, ECD Director Holly Johnson, and GIS Director Angelena Newman.

JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the Board to discuss leasing office space to Adams County Department of Developmental Disabilities. Ms. Fulton also updated the Board on current programs.

Treasurer Lisa Newman met with the Board for the Quarterly Investment Advisory Board meeting at 10:30 a.m. Treasurer Newman reviewed the investment activities for the past quarter.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the renewal of the Independent Contractor Agreement with Solterra Communications for ongoing website development and consultations services. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the document management agreement with Modern Office Methods, Inc. to lease an additional copier for the sheriff’s office, upon the recommendation of Sheriff Kimmy Rogers. Roll Call Vote: all yea

ECD Director Holly Johnson met with the Board to discuss licensing fee for the digital works program.

Ted Grooms, West Union Village Mayor, Jerry Kirker, Village Administrator, Daniel Schaefer, Principal Utilities Planner with Brandstetter Carroll Inc., Holly Johnson, ECD Director, and Assistant Prosecutor Dana Whalen met with the Board to discuss the villages beginning phases of extending sanitary sewers from the village to these unincorporated areas of Liberty and Tiffin Township, Crackle Subdivision, Gabbert Subdivision, and Hale Drive. Assistant Prosecutor Dana Whalen was tasked to draft a MOU between the county and village.

Assistant Prosecutor Dana N. Whalen met with the Board to review upcoming contracts and projects.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to adjourn.

The Board held an additional Work Session at 10 a.m. on Feb. 11, 2016. The Board met with Pat Beech from The Peoples Defender. The Board also met with the Dog and Kennel Department, Sally Hayslip, Director, Mike Darnall, Deputy Dog Warden, and Donnie Swayne, Deputy Dog Warden.

For more information on County Government, visit adamscountyoh.com or call the Board of Commissioners at 937-544-3286.

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West Union sewer project discussed

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