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March 14th, 2014

Rural sewer questions fielded by board

March 14, 2014

    Members of the Adams County Regional Sewer District’s board of trustees, with their attorney and project engineer absent, were forced to talk in generalities instead of specifics Thursday evening when explaining some aspects of the county’s first-ever rural sewer project to a handful of affected homeowners.
    The board met at Riverside Center in Decatur for its regular monthly meeting, with several concerned citizens in attendance.

Lunch prices at AC will go up next year

March 14, 2014

    The price of school lunch for Adams Central students will see a substantial increase next year as the AC board of education Tuesday unanimously approved the proposed hike.
    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lori Richmond reported the increase is due to federal regulations requiring schools increase the cost of lunch each year. What is unusual about this year is the amount of the increase.

SA Musical

March 14, 2014

The South Adams High School Music Department will present its spring musical “School House Rock Live!” at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday night in the Burkhalter Auditorium. The plot evolves around young teacher Sidney Sprunger and her first day of teaching. Above, Ellerie Baer, front, goes through the paces during Thursday’s dress rehearsal.
Photo by Mike Lamm
 

March 13th

Breaking News

March 13, 2014

    The Adams County Emergency Management Agency announced the travel status of Adams County has been downgraded to advisory.
    Advisory is the lowest level of local travel advisory. It means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

Lehman: ‘We shouldn’t have had school’

March 13, 2014

    North Adams Superintendent Brent Lehman has taken responsibility for the decision to keep North Adams Community Schools open Wednesday despite adverse weather conditions.
    “The decision was made at 6 a.m. while it was still raining and 34 degrees,” Lehman explained. He accepted full responsibility for the decision, saying the call was his and he regrets the decision.

Winter storm brief, but intense

March 13, 2014

    Another day, another 5.25 inches of snow. Although officially spring is just a week away, Adams County residents are still feeling the sting of Mother Nature’s wrath after yet another winter storm slammed the area Wednesday.
    Another day, another 5.25 inches of snow. Although officially spring is just a week away, Adams County residents are still feeling the sting of Mother Nature’s wrath after yet another winter storm slammed the area Wednesday.

Judge attributes overcrowding at jail to increasing drug use

March 13, 2014

    The Adams County Jail has been averaging a daily head count of around 70 inmates lately, Adams County Circuit Court Judge Chad Kukelhan said Monday during a State of the Judiciary address presented to members of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce.
    And that’s simply unacceptable.
    The jail was designed to hold 53 inmates, and the state would prefer the county to run at 80 percent of max capacity — about 40 inmates — Kuklehan said.

March 12th

Travel status upgraded to watch level

March 12, 2014

    Adams County is upgrading the travel status to watch level immediately. The upgrade means the conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential or emergency travel is recommended. Emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies and other organizations.

Jail/court estimated cost: $26.6 million

March 12, 2014

    The total projected cost associated with the construction of a new Adams County jail and superior court building is estimated to be $26.6 million, Todd Samuelson, a partner with the accounting firm of H. J. Umbaugh and Associates, Plymouth, informed county council Tuesday morning.
    Umbaugh has been retained to assist the county with the financing aspects of the project, and appeared before council to update the full body on funding data the firm had arrived at through discussions with the delegated committee and consultants.

NA school bus in ditch

March 12, 2014

A school bus from the North Adams school district found the going difficult on Piqua Road this morning as heavy snow and high winds hampered travel in the county. According to reports, no students were on the bus at the time of the slide-off. North Adams was the only school in the county that did not cancel classes this morning. The Adams County Emergency Management Agency issued a travel level advisory by 8 a.m. today.
Photo by Ashley Thieme
 

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