Hometown Christmas in Peebles rings in the holiday season Manchester Elementary receives 2016 Momentum Award Drug bust in West Union Stephen C Foster Donna Rivers WUES students perform as part of Honor Choir Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak access completed Hall of Fame Christmas in Portsmouth Thyme to trim the Christmas Tree Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14

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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