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May 22nd, 2012

Solid waste boss pushes for employee pay boost

May 22, 2012

    Adams County Solid Waste Management District Director Hank Mayer said Monday he is willing to forego a pay increase of his own next year, so long as employees of the district get what he called a well-deserved wage hike.
    Speaking to members of the solid waste district's board of trustees, Mayer gave a preliminary budget overview that included a proposed 2 percent pay increase for solid waste employees.

Gregg, Pence name women running mates

May 22, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With the addition of two women to gubernatorial tickets, it’s almost guaranteed that the next duo to run Indiana will be a man and a woman — for the third consecutive time.
    Republican candidate Mike Pence toured the state Monday with his choice for lieutenant governor: state Rep. Sue Ellspermann. The pair said they will focus on economic development if elected in November and said her candidacy is not about attracting female voters, but about choosing the best candidate.

BHS students get lesson in owning, operating a business

May 22, 2012

    The teams had catchy names: Sweetie Pies, BEB's Buckeyes, Morning Glaze Donuts. Team members made confectionaries and sold them. Some made a profit, which was donated to the charity of their choice. Other teams were less financially successful.
    But in the end, the students of Bellmont High School economics teacher Brian Lineberry all received a valuable lesson in the pitfalls of owning and operating their own business as part of a Project Based Learning exercise that wrapped up recently.

May 21st

County's jobless rate lowest in near 4 years

May 21, 2012

April jobless (released May 2012)

Adams County jobless
rates, last 12 months
7.0% in April 2012
8.0% in March 2012
8.3% in February 2012
8.5% in January 2012
8.5 % in December 2011
8.3% in November 2011
8.1% in October 2011
7.8% in September 2011
8.0% in August 2011
8.1% in July 2011
8.0% in June 2011
7.8% in May 2011
7.6% in April 2011

Dangerous old building a year older

May 21, 2012

Want to help?
    Matt Vondren said personal letters from residents of the neighborhood around the old street department building can be a great help in securing a grant by writing personal letters and giving details, "not just saying it should come down." Those interested should contact Mayor John Schultz at City Hall.

Buying new picked over rehabbing old

May 21, 2012

    Faced with a dilemma of either updating a batch of aging IV pumps (that were also facing a manufacturers' recall) or purchasing new ones, the Adams Health Network Board of Trustees spent nearly $240,000 at a recent hospital board meeting to buy nearly 70 new units.
    Chief Financial Officer Dane Wheeler told board members the purchase was the best way to go and the hospital would save money by buying new instead of rehabbing the old machines, some of which were 15 years old; plus, they would be getting a superior product.

May 18th

BHS senior ‘pays forward’

May 18, 2012

    Cody Walters, who stands about 5-7, was one of the toughest guys on that Bellmont Sectional football championship team last fall. Today, in the eyes of many, he stands much taller than the new World Trade Center building going up in New York City; taller than that "world's biggest" in Dubai.

Birch: ‘Support overwhelming’

May 18, 2012

    Within a few days following major surgery for breast cancer, Katie Birch was out and about. She attributes it all to the outpouring of love from the community.
    "You know, I've been getting out a lot (since May 1 surgery) and a lot of people have been surprised by that," Birch said on Wednesday. "But I attribute all of that to the community, to the love that I've been shown. It's all been so postitive; I have no room for negative."

Courts to get second security officer

May 18, 2012

    Once again, judges Frederick A. Schurger and Patrick R. Miller, along with Sheriff Shane Rekeweg, addressed the Adams County Council this week regarding the ongoing issues with security in the courts. The result was an agreement to add an additional security officer.
    Schurger told council members that even though there have been several studies done about possible solutions, so far there has been no action.

May 17th

City toughens trash/debris law

May 17, 2012

    Junk in your yard? Grass not mowed? Dilapidated vehicle out front ... or in the back yard?
    If so, you're probably going to be getting a visit from city officials in the near future, and this time — thanks to an amendment to the city's trash and debris ordinance approved on Tuesday night by city council — you're not going to be able to ignore the warning without being subject to penalties.

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