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National FFA Week celebrated at Plains

National FFA Week celebrated at Plains

The Madison-Plains FFA Chapter last week celebrated National FFA Week.FFA Week is celebrated by chapters all across the nation. These chapters and the...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Madison-Plains FFA volunteers at food bank

Madison-Plains FFA volunteers at food bank

On Friday, Jan. 27, 14 members of the Madison-Plains FFA Chapter gathered at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank facility in Grove City to sort and pack frozen foo...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Severe weather poster contest open to students

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is looking for students in first through sixth grades, including specialized instruct...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Four Tolles Power Sports & Automotive Services students advance to SkillsUSA State Contest

Four Tolles Power Sports & Automotive Services students advance to SkillsUSA State Contest

Tolles’ Power Sports & Automotive Services program, which specializes in outdoor power equipment, lawn and garden equipment, agricultural eq...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Survey shows Madison-Plains may need to expand community outreach with non-parents

Survey shows Madison-Plains may need to expand community outreach with non-parents

Based on the results of a recent survey, Madison-Plains may need to work on reaching out to non-parents in the district, according to a presentation b...

February 24th, 2017 |  


London Rotary Club’s speech contest winner encourages others to support local businesses

London Rotary Club’s speech contest winner encourages others to support local businesses

A London High School student’s plea asking the community to support local businesses has earned her a first-place award from the London Rotary C...

February 24th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Moving onto districts
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Red Raiders rising

High School Schedule

Wednesday, March 1Girls basketballNo. 3 Shekinah Christian vs. No. 6 Granville Christian at Westerville South in D-IV Central District semifinal, 7 p....

February 28th, 2017 |  


Votto’s enthusiasm returns for ′17

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Youth dominates the Cincinnati Reds’ roster this spring. Maybe that’s helping rekindle Joey Votto’s intensit...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Minner delivers in clutch

Minner delivers in clutch

The gymnasium at London High School was as full as its been for any game all season long Friday.Hundreds of fans packed the stands for a Division II C...

February 27th, 2017 |  


High School Schedule

Tuesday, Feb. 28Girls basketballNo. 6 Eastmoor Academy vs. No. 2 London at Franklin Heights in D-II Central District semifinal, 7 p.m.Boys basketballN...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Spartans working on NCAA resume

RALEIGH, N.C. — Michigan State and Tom Izzo have repeatedly made March the Spartans’ month with strong finishes and Final Four runs. The S...

February 24th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Iota Beta Sorority donates ActionWipes to LFD

Iota Beta Sorority donates ActionWipes to LFD

Iota Beta Sorority recently purchased ActionWipes for the London Fire Department. The ActionWipes will be used to remove possible carcinogens from exp...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Arts guild announces March class schedule

Arts guild announces March class schedule

The London Visual Arts Guild is offering March art classes at it’s Studio 7 building, 7 E. High St., London.• Beginning Stained Glass, for...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Feb. 23, 1917Madison County Democrat — Mr. and Mrs. William Beedle entertained the Married People’s Card Club at their home on Tuesday eve...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Feb. 16, 1917Madison County Democrat — Dr. A. F. Green reports a new born son in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bridenstine, on the Georgesville...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Book club shares memories of Plain City library

The Plain City Book Club met at the Plain City Historical Society on Feb. 8 with president Rosemary Anderson as hostess.Because co-hostess Karen Kile ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Friends of Library host annual Victorian Tea

Friends of Library host annual Victorian Tea

The Friends of the Library’s Sixth Annual Victorian Tea was held Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Mount Sterling First United Methodist Church.More than...

February 15th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Standard set by Honest Abe
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In politics, talking is better than dodging

Tapeworms in salmon a potential risk

Tapeworms in salmon a potential risk

I heard a recent report that some salmon in the U. S. has been found to have tapeworms. That has me worried — is salmon still safe to eat?In mos...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Do it while you can

Do it while you can

Everyone feels passionate about something. Some things or people are lifelong passions. Why else would we see decades-long happy marriages, devoted pa...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Patience at nap time yields a good rest

Patience at nap time yields a good rest

“Okay, it’s time for an afternoon nap. Let’s all settle down and be as quiet as possible,” I told my little ones.“Mom, m...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Not too late to test for radon

Not too late to test for radon

There’s nothing better than a personal story about health to encourage you to take action to protect your own health.My family and I have lived ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


More needed to fight overdoses

Ohio lawmakers are asking good questions about the money that Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget would devote to the state’s opioid epidem...

February 24th, 2017 |  


I’ll do it first thing tomorrow

I’ll do it first thing tomorrow

You would think being a husband as long as I have been I would have learned the fine art of negotiating with my wife.When I got married, somebody told...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 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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