POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners called session in the Meigs County Common Pleas courtroom to accommodate extraordinarily high attendance.
The similarly numerous agenda items reflected hosting Meigs County archery students, members of Meigs County EMS and American Legion Auxiliary, the County Engineer’s office, and the head of the Department of Jobs and Family Services.
The commissioners recognized Meigs County EMS (Emergency Medical Services) as part of National EMS Week. The proclamation called attention to “the hard work and dedication of our EMS personnel” as Director of Meigs EMS Robbie Jacks introduced Capt. Jamie Jones, Paramedic Sara Woodward, EMT Sandi Smith, Lt. Teresa Johnson and EMT Dillan Andrews.
“We have a great group of professional EMT’s, paramedics and dispatchers that work alongside of police and fire to serve the needs of their community,“ he said.
The board also took the opportunity to mention “the many departments and fire houses that responded to the huge May 16 fire in Middleport. We are blessed with first responders, and the public appreciates them.”
Meigs and Eastern school districts were honored for their success growing and implementing their archery programs, and the surrounding benefits like outdoor learning skills and student engagement cultivated by the all-volunteer staffs.
Coaches Chris Adams, of Eastern, and Albert Banks, of Meigs, spoke briefly to the packed room, emphasizing their pride in the students and the learning opportunities of the sport.
“We draw the comparison between the arrow and life. We want to be in tune with the bow, the arrow and the target — and we want to be the arrow in life,” Adams said.
Joanne Newsome and Barb Fry, of the American Legion Auxiliary, were present for a resolution regarding Poppy Day on Nov. 11, the annual celebration of Armistice Day. Originally worn in remembrance for the end of World War I, the red poppy flower has grown into a larger commemoration of veterans.
The commissioners passed a resolution declaring the conditions of portions County Road 28 an emergency, and which authorizes County Engineer Gene Triplett extra leverage to proceed with repairs.
Vacated equipment from the old Veteran’s Memorial Hospital was sold to Tammy Ball for $750, after she expressed interest to the board. The board is empowered to sell the material if value at less than $2500 and of no interest to the county, and Mr. Ihle stated “we have no plans for it, and hopefully it can provide the county some use this way.”
A Health Initiative meeting will be held June 20 at 10 a.m. in the Pomeroy Courthouse. Officials, directors, and health providers will be in attendance, which is open to the public.