NEWS


3:03 pm
Updated: 3:10 pm. |    
Madison-Plains schools to close Monday due to sickness
Would you like a burp with that hiccup

Would you like a burp with that hiccup

Looking at the alarm clock by my bedside, it clearly read 2:37 a.m. The loud buzzing sound was not in my head after all. Who in the world could be cal...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


You need to know about this

You need to know about this

If you have read this column for any amount of time, you know that I usually take every day occurrences and turn them into “Something To Think A...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Ohioans seek residency requirement for marijuana cultivation

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Some Ohioans wanting to start a medical marijuana business are urging regulators to add a residency requirement, at le...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Jefferson Local Schools closing for remainder of week due to overwhelming sickness

Jefferson Local Schools closing for remainder of week due to overwhelming sickness

Jefferson Local Schools will be closed for the rest of the week due to a major flu outbreak.Superintendent Bill Mullett made the decision Wednesday af...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


West Jefferson man sentenced to 8 years prison for plotting wife’s murder

West Jefferson man sentenced to 8 years prison for plotting wife’s murder

When authorities knocked on the door of Kathleen Ludwick’s West Jefferson home last March, she had no idea why they were there.“My life wa...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Madison-Plains considering paid assessment of decades-old infrastructure

Madison-Plains considering paid assessment of decades-old infrastructure

Old infrastructure can lead to new problems.That’s why Madison-Plains’ director of operations is recommending the school board look into g...

March 22nd, 2017 updated: March 22nd, 2017. |  


SPORTS


4:10 pm |    
Roughriders ready to work

MPHS will rely on youngsters

Madison-Plains softball coach Kevin Stockham may have a few more grey hairs atop his head at the end of the upcoming season.He has a good reason for i...

March 24th, 2017 |  


London ready to take field

London ready to take field

The London High School softball team lost a handful of key contributors off of last year’s team which finished 10-15. Red Raiders coach Kelly Ne...

March 24th, 2017 |  


New surroundings for Golden Eagles

There’s an excitement in the air as the Madison-Plains baseball team gets ready to start the 2017 season.The baseball Golden Eagles return a tal...

March 24th, 2017 |  


WJ still chasing district title

WJ still chasing district title

The West Jefferson softball team has knocked on the door for four straight years, this time around it’s ready to kick it in.The Lady Roughriders...

March 24th, 2017 |  


A lot of changes for London baseball

Changes are coming for the members of the London High School baseball team.A new coaching staff with a new philosophy on how to approach the game has ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Manfred: WBC tournament was major success

LOS ANGELES — Even before the United States took the field to face Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship on Wednesday night, R...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


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LIFE


1:23 pm |    
Mayor visits Masonic lodge
Roby elected DAR outstanding junior member

Roby elected DAR outstanding junior member

London Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently elected Elizabeth Roby as the chapter outstanding junior at the Ma...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Daisies visited take a ‘sweet’ trip to Caesar Creek

Daisies visited take a ‘sweet’ trip to Caesar Creek

The Deer Creek Daisies Garden Club traveled to Caesar Creek Pioneer Village in Waynesville on March 18 to attend the 2017 Maple Syrup and Pancake Brun...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Donate to West Jeff history

Donate to West Jeff history

Do you enjoy reading old letters, or finding your BFF’s picture in your high school yearbook? Maybe examining old artifacts or maps is more your...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Bush sworn in as secretary

Bush sworn in as secretary

Katrina Bush, left, was recently sworn in as the secretary of the Mt. Sterling Public Library and Community Museum boards. Rebecca Burns, right, a mem...

March 15th, 2017 |  


Iota Beta donates blankets for cancer patients

Iota Beta donates blankets for cancer patients

Members of the Iota Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Phi recently donated soft fleece blankets to the Madison Health Cancer Center.Board certified medical onc...

March 15th, 2017 |  


That little voice that guides

That little voice that guides

Throughout my life, I have been guided. Sometimes it is angels whispering in my ear when I am dreaming. Other times it is a small voice inside my head...

March 15th, 2017 |  


OPINION


3:30 pm |    
An open letter to charities
3:00 pm
Updated: 6:04 pm. |    
Hamburger Sub Casserole provides comfort
2:03 pm |    
START with children in mind

Their view: Time for techies to apply talents to real world

At a turbulent moment in the online media business, the fate of Yahoo and buzzed-about CEO Marissa Mayer offers cautionary tales for policymakers and ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

This year’s National Nutrition Month encourages you to “Put your best fork forward,” a friendly reminder that every bite counts. We ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Would you like a burp with that hiccup

Would you like a burp with that hiccup

Looking at the alarm clock by my bedside, it clearly read 2:37 a.m. The loud buzzing sound was not in my head after all. Who in the world could be cal...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


You need to know about this

You need to know about this

If you have read this column for any amount of time, you know that I usually take every day occurrences and turn them into “Something To Think A...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Seek truth or seek understanding

Seek truth or seek understanding

I have sought truth for much of my life. What I realized only recently is that my truth is different from your truth or someone else’s truth.The...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Throughout March, we celebrate Women’s History Month. We reflect on the achievements of so many women — so often unrecognized — that...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


9:00 am
Updated: 12:01 pm. |    
Fore! Chamber hosts annual golf outing
Martha’s Corner dedicated to Dr. Geib

Martha’s Corner dedicated to Dr. Geib

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” — Walt DisneyOn April 12, a section in the...

April 20th, 2016 |  


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 |  


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