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 Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic

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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