Archive - Mar 14, 2012
The North Adams Community Schools corporation is poised to take over as the lead legal authority of the Adams-Wells special needs cooperative, pending a meeting scheduled for Monday between the superintendents of the six school districts in the two counties.
The cooperative serves some 1,500 special needs students in the two-county area, providing services ranging from classroom instruction for emotionally and mentally handicapped students to occupational and physical therapy services.
The Adams Central Board of Education received, and approved, four letters of resignation Tuesday evening. One was from Mrs. Carolyn McCammon, who has been teaching at AC for 29 years.
“Nothing compares with this school,” said McCammon in her letter of resignation. “We have a culture of excellence that is shared by all, and we also have the freedom to pursue educational goals that will enhance student learning.”
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, meeting with the Adams County Council on Tuesday, requested and received a transfer from the cumulative jail fund of approximately $75,500 for repairs to the dispatch center located in the Adams County Jail.
Rekeweg said the dispatch center is in need of some cosmetic repairs, such as painting and new carpeting; however the bulk of repair work that should be addressed immediately is the infrastructure itself.
Harold B. Fortney, 83, of Convoy, Ohio, died Monday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Louise (Cranor) Fortney on February 24, 2011.
Visitation will be Sunday at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, from 1-5 p.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church, west of Convoy.
Wilmer P. Werling, 83, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012, at River Terrace, Bluffton.
He was a former resident of rural Ossian.
Mr. Werling was born March 1, 1929, in Ossian, to the late Rufas and Marie Werling.
He was an Ossian High School graduate, an American Legion and VFW member, and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.