Marcia R Baldwin Juanita N Lewis Mary K Hilterbran Jack D Reed ‘I had no gumption except to get high’ Long-lost siblings meet for the first time after nearly six decades apart Freedom Festival to honor the American Flag ‘Music and Memory’ at Adams County Manor renews lives lost to dementia Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy takes gold at 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Toole awarded Winchester Alumni Scholarship Lady Devils host Summer Varsity Shootout In 14U, Peebles finishes regular season with blowout win Der professionelle Basketball-Traum Local pair attend Wabash College Wrestling Camp Shootouts in the summer time Eight dollars and three keys When life gets messy Hot summer days were no sweat Janice McGlothin Jeannine O Evans Gerald Grooms Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders

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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