Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs 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 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

West Union Village Council holds March 21 meeting

West Union Village Council met in regular session on March 21 at the Municipal Building with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. After the Call to order and Pledge to the flag came roll call: John R. Lafferty-present, Mark Brewer-present, Benny McCarty-present, Jason Buda-present (arrived at 7:10 p.m.), Randy Brewer-present, Steve Rothwell-present. Also in attendance were  Tanya Johnson-Clerk, Shelley Gifford-Treasurer, Jerry Kirker-Village Administrator/Fire Chief, Tim Sanderson-Police Chief. Visitors included Teresa Diane Ward, Danni Studebaker WULS, Darrell Rockey-WULS, Donna Young.

Teresa Diane Ward, who is running for Adams County Commissioner, shared a few thoughts with Council.

A motion by Benny McCarty to approve the Minutes at the regular meeting on 3-8-16 as distributed was seconded by John R. Lafferty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed. A motion was presented by Mark Brewer to approve payment of bills submitted, seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Resolution 2016-6 new state fee- Surcharge for FTA Warrant $25; Change Certified Mail Fee to $7; change name from Warrant Block to Registration Block for Mayor’s Court, motion by Benny McCarty, seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, resolution passed.

A motion was made by Benny McCarty to have Spring Clean-Up on April 21 and 22 and seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A discussion on the indigent person protocol followed with no action taken, and the topic tabled until the next meeting.

Danni Studebaker and Darrell Rockey, WULS, informed Council that the Life Squad had 125 runs since the last council meeting and Squad 5 is back in service. Jerry Kirker, Village Administrator/Fire Chief told Council he was working with the Solicitor on a few water issues and that EPA had come to visit the Municipal Building because of a complaint from an individual. The employees are also working on meters and a water leak. Council member Randy Brewer requested the employees check on a problem on Allen Street, Kirker will check into this matter.

Tim Sanderson, Police Chief, informed Council that the Police Department had a meeting to make sure everything is being done correctly. Also, he discussed issues concerning education for officers, evaluation forms and press releases.

Mayor Grooms spoke to Council on an Out Reach Rehab Clinic (just out patient), and Council requested more information.

A motion by Benny McCarty for executive session ORC121.22 G5 confidential matters was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea. A motion was made by Benny McCarty to return to regular session, seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea.

A motion was presented by Jason Buda to adjourn and seconded by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, and the meeting was adjourned.

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