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London pitches revised plan to trade recycling bins for carts, keep trash bags (for now)

London pitches revised plan to trade recycling bins for carts, keep trash bags (for now)

Red and green recycling bins will be traded for carts, but the London trash bags will stay — for now — under a revised plan for the city&#...

February 17th, 2017 |  


West Jeff middle schooler arrested, charged for carrying toy gun

West Jeff middle schooler arrested, charged for carrying toy gun

A West Jefferson Middle School student has been charged with inducing panic after he was spotted walking to school with a toy gun.A bus driver saw the...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 18th, 2017. |  


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 |  


SPORTS


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Alder freshmen win title
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JA teams sweep sectional
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MPHS’ Sampson advances to state

High School Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 23Girls basketballNo. 24 Madison-Plains at No. 1 Africentric/No. 23 Columbus Academy in D-III Central District tournament, 7 p.m.No. 9 ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


JA teams sweep sectional

JA teams sweep sectional

COLUMBUS — And the beat goes on for the Jonathan Alder boys and girls bowling teams.The Pioneers continued to roll toward the OHSAA state champi...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Shekinah teams close regular season

The Shekinah Christian boys basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 58-47 victory over Mid-Ohio Christian Athletic League foe Madison Chr...

February 20th, 2017 |  


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 |  


Lady Raiders cherish title

Lady Raiders cherish title

The London High School girls basketball team wasn’t expecting to be cutting down the nets this season.Lady Red Raiders coach Kevin Long thought ...

February 17th, 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


Dark chocolate is a healthier option

Dark chocolate is a healthier option

I want to give a sweet treat to my wife, but I don’t want to derail her healthy eating regime. What kind of sweets can I present to her?If you w...

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


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 |  


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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