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September 11th

Berne native gets AC AD post

September 11, 2013

    After several months of searching – including the hiring and almost immediate resignation of Roger Newton – Adams Central Schools finally has a new athletic director (AD), filling the void created with the retirement last year of longtime AD Rick Minnich.
    The board of education hired Jerry Amstutz, a Berne native who had applied for the job prior to the hiring of Newton. After hearing of Newton's resignation, Amstutz contacted the school again to express his interest in the position, and the ball was rolling.

NA OKs 2013-14 teacher contract

September 11, 2013

    The North Adams school board on Tuesday evening approved a contract with the North Adams Teachers Association for 2013-14. The contract contains language that implements a state-mandated method of evaluating teachers and subsequently determining a rate of increase in salaries.

SAdams budget up for adoption

September 11, 2013

    Although a public hearing on the 2014 budget was scheduled as part of the regular monthly meeting of the South Adams Schools Board of Trustees, there were no members of the public in attendance to comment on the document on Tuesday night.

September 10th

Berne council sets up TIF area

September 10, 2013

    The city of Berne continues to march towards improving the city as council on Tuesday night passed a new tax increment financing (TIF) resolution for a large portion of the downtown area, including the area where the former Dunbar Furniture Corporation is located on Fulton St.

County opens culvert bids; Primco request put on hold

September 10, 2013

    The opening of bids for replacement of three large culverts on Piqua Road was the main order of business at the weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners Monday afternoon. Highway department supervisor Mark Mitchel stated that all three culverts "are located within a half mile of each other," so it made sense to create one bidding process that covered all three projects.

Wreck today takes life of city woman

September 10, 2013

    An early-morning crash just south of Decatur has claimed the life of a Decatur woman.
    According to information released by the Adams County Sheriff's Department, emergency crews were dispatched at 2:28 a.m. today to U.S. 33 just southeast of Salem Road. The preliminary report states that a vehicle driven by Helen L. Cooper, 58, of Decatur, was traveling southbound on U.S. 33 and crossed the center line, striking a northbound vehicle driven by Michael G. Mitchel of Decatur.

September 9th

Benefit co-ed softball tourney adds second name this year

September 9, 2013

    Plans have been announced for the 2013 Brittany Raymond Arnold and Lyncoln Hess Memorial Tournament, a co-ed softball event.
    "In addition to remembering Brittany Raymond Arnold, we are also remembering Lyncoln Hess in this year’s benefit," organizers said in an announcement. Lyncoln is the late daughter of Alicia Hirschy and Jesse Hess.

Housing Development Planned

September 9, 2013

    It was learned at this week's Decatur City Council meeting that a new housing development is planned for an area at the northern edge of the city.
    Belle Farm Estates, to be developed by Biggs Property Management, will cover some 92 acres in an area near Common Ground Church, which is situated at the corner of Bellmont and Piqua roads, and the Crossing at Bellbrook apartments, also a Biggs development.

Monument fountain having problems

September 9, 2013

  
    The restored fountain at the Peace Monument on the courthouse square was working again late last week, but continues to have problems.
    It had been turned on a couple of days prior to the August 26 rededication ceremony, but was turned off three days later when some lining inside the area to which the water flows came loose (blue lining seen in photo).
    Then, when it was turned on again last week, some leaks were discovered, so it may be off again soon.

Monument fountain having problems

September 9, 2013

  
    The restored fountain at the Peace Monument on the courthouse square was working again late last week, but continues to have problems.
    It had been turned on a couple of days prior to the August 26 rededication ceremony, but was turned off three days later when some lining inside the area to which the water flows came loose (blue lining seen in photo).
    Then, when it was turned on again last week, some leaks were discovered, so it may be off again soon.

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