Future looking grim for county’s coal-fired power plants Lady Hounds grab win number two, downing Augusta 51-35 Greyhounds down North Adams in SHAC action, 61-50 PHS inducts pair of girls’ squads into Athletic Hall of Fame Michael G Rogers Local business donates shotguns to WUPD Senior Profile: Shannon Runyan Reds employees recognize Dr. King’s ‘Spirit of Service’ Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong

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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