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London man breaks into dollar store with hammer, steals detergent to trade for heroin

London man breaks into dollar store with hammer, steals detergent to trade for heroin

A London man accused of breaking into a local dollar store with a hammer to steal laundry detergent is facing felony charges.Joseph Hamilton, 39, of L...

February 17th, 2017 |  


State Auditor Dave Yost to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

State Auditor Dave Yost to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost will be speaking at this year’s Lincoln Day Dinner, a fundraiser to benefit the Madison County Republican Party.The event...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Plain City may borrow millions to fix utility lines, consolidate village offices

Plain City may borrow millions to fix utility lines, consolidate village offices

Plain City is considering taking on nearly $4 million of debt to knock out some much-needed capital improvement projects, largely repairs on its water...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Police investigating ‘hit list’ at London Middle School

Police investigating ‘hit list’ at London Middle School

A criminal investigation has been opened at London Middle School after it was discovered multiple middle school girls created a “hit list”...

February 16th, 2017 |  


New London Public Library director Bryan Howard is a lifelong patron

New London Public Library director Bryan Howard is a lifelong patron

For Bryan Howard, his love of the library started with his love for golf.As a young kid in 1997, Howard would ride his bike to the London Public Libra...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


The strange myth of multitasking

The strange myth of multitasking

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is an expert when it comes to multitasking. Although I have lived with her for over 45 years, I still do not kn...

February 16th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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JA teams sweep sectional
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MPHS’ Sampson advances to state
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Lady Raiders cherish title

High School Schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 21Girls basketballNo. 11 Grandview at No. 9 West Jefferson in D-III Central District tournament, 7 p.m.No. 11 Delaware Christian vs. No....

February 20th, 2017 |  


NASCAR hoping to spice it up

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series eage...

February 17th, 2017 |  


NBA All-Star weekend by the numbers

NEW ORLEANS — You know the names. Now know the numbers.With the NBA’s All-Star weekend events getting underway in earnest Friday, hereR...

February 17th, 2017 |  


High School Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 18Boys basketballMadison-Plains at London, 7:30 p.m.Grove City Christian at West Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.WrestlingMadison-Plains at Mechani...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 17th, 2017. |  


Cavs roll into All-Star break

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving added 26, Kyle Korver made six 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled into the Al...

February 16th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Birth announcements

Brad Carpenter and Katie Combs, of London, announce the birth of a son, Abel Thomas Robert Carpenter, born Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Madison Health ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Feb. 9, 1917Madison County Democrat — Miss Etta Solomon (Chenos) of Springfield, was home the first of the week with her mother, Mrs. Hannah Sol...

February 8th, 2017 |  


The quiet

The quiet

The quiet — a time to listen to the still voice within you. I could be reminiscing the past during this time, thinking of my loss, but I choose ...

February 8th, 2017 |  


100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Feb. 2, 1917Madison County Democrat — Dr. C.B. Tanner, of Columbus, left Tuesday for Boston, where he will enter Harvard Graduate School of Medi...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Painting teaches perspective

Painting teaches perspective

Everyone needs purpose to keep going, especially when your life has changed so completely. For me right now much of that purpose has a lot do with my ...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Dark chocolate is a healthier option
The world outside is waking up early

The world outside is waking up early

Weather has always held a certain fascination for mankind. I’ve lived in several states. In a number of those places, I’ve heard the phras...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Matters of life and death and a comforting soup

Matters of life and death and a comforting soup

Editor’s Note: “Too melancholy,” I said to myself as I did something I rarely do: sent this column back to Gloria for some major rev...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Russian reality: Playing straight with the bear, avoiding claws

In considering the evolution of U.S.-Russian ties it is important to remember that there are advantages to good relations with the bear, a neighbor vi...

February 17th, 2017 |  


The threats to our representative democracy

The threats to our representative democracy

With so much turmoil in Washington and around the country these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the crises of the moment. These are, indeed,...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Stop the flu at work

Stop the flu at work

Ohio is currently in the height of flu season. Influenza is highly contagious and spreads by droplets in the air when people with the flu cough, sneez...

February 16th, 2017 |  


The strange myth of multitasking

The strange myth of multitasking

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is an expert when it comes to multitasking. Although I have lived with her for over 45 years, I still do not kn...

February 16th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Fore! Chamber hosts annual golf outing
Loving Care hosting spring dinner & auction

Loving Care hosting spring dinner & auction

Loving Care Hospice and Home Health’s Annual Spring Dinner and Auction “Your Greatest Adventure” will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, M...

April 20th, 2016 |  


Madison Health Auxiliary seeks homemade donations for countywide bake sale

Madison Health Auxiliary seeks homemade donations for countywide bake sale

It’s a golden event! The 50th annual Madison Health Auxiliary Bake-Nic is set for Friday, May 6 at various locations throughout the county.Curre...

April 20th, 2016 |  


Pharmacists honored for 50 years service

Pharmacists honored for 50 years service

Two Plain City pharmacists were recently recognized for their combined 100 years of service to the practice of pharmacy.Registered Pharmacists Robert ...

April 13th, 2016 |  


Chamber of commerce seeks board members

Chamber of commerce seeks board members

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals to join its board of directors.There are currently two open seats on the board.“We...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


Chamber of commerce seeking ambassadors

Chamber of commerce seeking ambassadors

Are you looking for a way to get involved in your local community?The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is in search of people willing to serve as vo...

March 9th, 2016 |  


Dr. Gary Erdy joins Madison Health in Mt. Sterling

Dr. Gary Erdy joins Madison Health in Mt. Sterling

Madison Health has announced Dr. Gary Erdy, MD, a primary care practitioner, has joined its family of physicians. Erdy will care for patients at Madis...

March 9th, 2016 |  


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