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 Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES

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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