NEWS


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Prison equipment auction nets $686K
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Mason Park improvement moves forward
Madison Health patients to get records at fingertips

Madison Health patients to get records at fingertips

Madison Health patients will have their security at the tip of their finger, beginning next Tuesday.The hospital has partnered with Columbus-based Cr...

August 27th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


One ugly truck: Plain City man wins radio show contest

One ugly truck: Plain City man wins radio show contest

Believe it or not, the trucks looked good at one point.But it’s been a few years. Now, they’re just ugly.Bob Tobin, of Plain City, took ho...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Man pleads guilty to apartment arson

Man pleads guilty to apartment arson

A London man admitted on Friday to setting his Sheffield Boulevard apartment on fire nearly two years ago.Jackie L. Edwards, Jr., 58, whose last known...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Falcons fly at LoCI

Falcons fly at LoCI

The first falcons born at London Correctional Institution (LoCI) have flown the coop during the first year of the program aimed to benefit both prison...

August 26th, 2016 |  


London library collecting items to aid Louisiana flood victims

London library collecting items to aid Louisiana flood victims

The London Public Library is collecting items to help Louisiana flood victims.The items will be distributed by the Baton Rouge bookmobiles to the floo...

August 26th, 2016 updated: August 26th, 2016. |  


Do all roads lead to Heaven?

Do all roads lead to Heaven?

Well, I did it. I became the proud owner of a “My Pillow” this week. Now, I know they are a little pricey but they are cheaper than a Slee...

August 26th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Alder, London start season 3-0
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BG game brings back memories for Meyer
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Saluting the Madison County Marlins
LHS falls after 2-hour delay

LHS falls after 2-hour delay

Lightning doesn’t always strike twice.Arnold Schwarzenegger struck gold with a ‘Terminator’ sequel.Likewise did Marlon Brando with t...

August 30th, 2016 updated: August 30th, 2016. |  


Alder takes down Marysville, 35-10

Alder takes down Marysville, 35-10

Prior to the start of the season Jonathan Alder coach Brett Glass talked about how he and his coaches had to be creative in how they were going to get...

August 30th, 2016 updated: August 30th, 2016. |  


AFC North race will tight, tense

CINCINNATI — Round 1 was a raw affair in Pittsburgh on Nov. 1, when the Bengals rallied to win after a week of long-distance name calling.The re...

August 30th, 2016 updated: August 30th, 2016. |  


Area teams off to fast starts

The West Jefferson boys soccer team is off to a strong start.Despite losing their first game of the season Saturday, the Roughriders are still sportin...

August 30th, 2016 updated: August 30th, 2016. |  


Romero sharp as Indians roll WJ in opener

Romero sharp as Indians roll WJ in opener

West Jefferson seemed up to the task of competing with Mechanicsburg when the Indians rolled into town Friday night. But they didn’t have Kaleb ...

August 27th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


High school schedule

Saturday, Aug. 27Boys golfWest Jefferson, London, Madison-Plains at MSL Midseason Tourney at Turnberry GC, 1 p.m.Jonathan Alder at Mount Gilead Inv., ...

August 27th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


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LIFE


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50th wedding anniversary to be celebrated
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100 years ago with Charlie Miller
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Seek and ye shall find
100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

Aug. 25, 1916Madison County Democrat — The Rev. H. G. Solomon of North Vernon, Indiana, is a guest at the Rest Home of Rev. Jennie Linn. Mr. Sol...

August 25th, 2016 updated: August 25th, 2016. |  


Cunninghams celebrate 50th anniversary

Cunninghams celebrate 50th anniversary

Lloyd and Rev. Sandie Cunningham celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sunday, July 17 with a vow renewal ceremony at Mt. Zion African Methodist Episco...

August 25th, 2016 updated: August 25th, 2016. |  


Most of us do not know ourselves

Most of us do not know ourselves

One of the most quoted phrases out of our ancient world was the statement, “Know thyself.” I wonder why they thought it was so important. ...

August 18th, 2016 updated: August 18th, 2016. |  


Readers win piggy banks

Readers win piggy banks

Mt. Sterling Public Library awarded a silver piggy bank to their summer reading participant Alex Reece. The drawing was from a fishbowl of entries rea...

August 18th, 2016 updated: August 18th, 2016. |  


A wonderful event happened this past Sunday

A wonderful event happened this past Sunday

This past Sunday, our granddaughter graduated from Ohio State University. She accomplished this in three years while working at three part-time jobs b...

August 11th, 2016 updated: August 11th, 2016. |  


OPINION


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‘Crypto,’ illness from the water
Editorial: Turnpike test could prove self-driving really works

Editorial: Turnpike test could prove self-driving really works

Ohio’s toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehi...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Test dairy, nutrition IQ with MyPlate quizzes

Test dairy, nutrition IQ with MyPlate quizzes

My son, who is 11, says that since butter is made from milk, it should be counted as a dairy food. I know that it’s not dairy, but can you help ...

August 27th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


Quick short rib recipe perfect for fall

Quick short rib recipe perfect for fall

It’s coming. It’s subtle — some might say sneaky — but it’s right around the corner. How do I know?Oh, there are lots of...

August 27th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

Making a difference by combating the heroin epidemic

For the last three years I have worked on legislation to transform the federal government’s response to the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic...

August 27th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


End of Ssummer recipe redux

End of Ssummer recipe redux

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and that the Amish school next to us will soon be filled with scholars eager to begin anot...

August 27th, 2016 updated: August 27th, 2016. |  


Letter: Tell commissioners how you feel about administrator

Dear Editor,As a candidate for Madison County Commissioner and responsible taxpayer I must express my opposition to the creation of the Madison County...

August 26th, 2016 |  


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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