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Three injured in crash on Route 56

Three injured in crash on Route 56

Three people were injured in a wreck that flipped a pick-up truck late Thursday morning.The accident, which involved a vehicle from the Madison County...

January 19th, 2017 updated: January 19th, 2017. |  


Candle sparks home fire in Monroe Township

Candle sparks home fire in Monroe Township

The top floor of a house in Resaca was severely damaged after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning.Central Township Joint Fire District was called...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Throwback Thursday!

Throwback Thursday!

This is the image printed on a Plain City post card. The caption reads “Barn at John Tedrick’s residence, Plain City, Ohio, after cyclone ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Opioid drug overdose cases double in Clark County within the last 24 hours

Opioid drug overdose cases double in Clark County within the last 24 hours

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) sent an alert to the Clark County Combined Health District (CCCHD) Wednesday afternoon with notification that Clar...

January 18th, 2017 updated: January 18th, 2017. |  


Second chance for Springfield drug user

Second chance for Springfield drug user

A young Springfield drug user was given a second chance in court Tuesday.Paul Jackson, 22, pleaded guilty to possession of meth, a fifth-degree felony...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Water plant plans go through

Water plant plans go through

Plans for a water treatment plant near businesses on the interchange of Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 42 are underway, after commissioners approved pre...

January 18th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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JA to host tourney
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Cheer champions
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County teams pick up wins
Cheer champions

Cheer champions

Pioneer Optimist Youth Cheer competed in the Dublin Jerome High School Americheer Competition on Sunday, Jan. 15. The team finished in first place in ...

January 20th, 2017 updated: January 20th, 2017. |  


High-octane offenses in title games

This should be fun.The conference championship teams feature big-time offenses — yes, we know, the Steelers didn’t look like one in the re...

January 19th, 2017 updated: January 19th, 2017. |  


Dubinsky scores twice in Jackets win

COLUMBUS — Brandon Dubinsky hadn’t scored a goal since Dec. 9 at Detroit, a 17-game stretch during which he had chances but couldn’t...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Warriors rout Cavs, 126-91 in rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors certainly looked ready to trade some more blows with LeBron James and the Clevelan...

January 18th, 2017 updated: January 18th, 2017. |  


Super Bowl berths on the line

Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan.Quite a quartet of QBs is heading to the NFL’s conference championship games next ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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Legion hosts chili cook-off
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Barnhart, Speer to wed
Iota Beta preparing for 2017

Iota Beta preparing for 2017

Members of the Iota Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Psi are looking ahead to their work for cancer research during the coming year.The Ohio State Convention ...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Birth announcements

Timothy Lykins and Kayla Miller, of London, announce the birth of a daughter, Myah Lynn Lykins, born Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Madison Health in London...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Masonic Lodges to observe 300th anniversary

Masonic Lodges to observe 300th anniversary

Plain City Masons are among those observing the 300th anniversary of modern Freemasonry this year.More than 80,000 Masonic members in 480 lodges in Oh...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Couple announces engagement

Dave and Jan McGrew of Plain City are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki, to Ivan Mast III of Galloway.Ivan is the son of Iva...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Coloring: Not just for kids

Coloring: Not just for kids

Coloring books are for adults, too. Researches say coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness....

January 11th, 2017 |  


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 11• West Jefferson Athletic Boosters, 7 p.m., West Jefferson High School library, 1 Roughrider Drive, West Jefferson. Everyone i...

January 6th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Mideast chat in Paris

Senior officials of some 70 countries and international organizations gathered in Paris on Sunday to try, one more time, to move forward the project t...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Develop fair plan to redraw districts

Surely, Ohio legislators can do the same thing for the state’s congressional districts that they did for themselves in 2015 — find a more ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Jan. 19, 1917Madison County Democrat — Miss Mary Stickley who has been suffering with tonsillitis for the past two weeks was able to resume her ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


How my presidential inauguration would go

How my presidential inauguration would go

Tomorrow we will see the inauguration of the Donald Trump as President of the United States of America and, if his Twitter account is to be believed (...

January 18th, 2017 updated: January 18th, 2017. |  


Obama just won’t go away

Obama just won’t go away

Donald Trump will give his closely watched inaugural address this week. It will be a great one. Trust him. Fantastic, even. Possibly beyond belief. Be...

January 18th, 2017 |  


When Facebook takes control

When Facebook takes control

My personal Facebook page barely exists. I do virtually nothing on it. However, that doesn’t stop Facebook from sending messages about me. Such ...

January 18th, 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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