Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

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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