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Man charged with abducting girlfriend back in court

Man charged with abducting girlfriend back in court

A London man accused of keeping his girlfriend against her will for a month and beating her may claim mental illness as a defense.Travis Allemang, 26,...

December 1st, 2016 |  


Ohio’s deer-gun season opens with more than 18,000 deer harvested

Ohio’s deer-gun season opens with more than 18,000 deer harvested

Madison County hunters bucked the statewide trend on Monday, checking more deer on the opening day of the annual gun hunting season than on the same d...

December 1st, 2016 |  


Restored Plain City clock comes home for Christmas fest

Restored Plain City clock comes home for Christmas fest

Plain City is officially ready for Christmas.The village’s iconic clock was returned to its base Wednesday morning following a six-month major r...

December 1st, 2016 |  


State to lease, not sell prison farm land

State to lease, not sell prison farm land

An announced plan to sell farm land associated with Madison County’s two state prisons is temporarily on hold.Instead, the state will lease 1,29...

December 1st, 2016 |  


Council approves waste facility repairs

Council approves waste facility repairs

More than $30,000 worth of emergency repairs for Mount Sterling’s waste water treatment plant were approved during Monday’s village counci...

November 30th, 2016 updated: December 1st, 2016. |  


Infant death case set for spring trial

Infant death case set for spring trial

A London woman charged in the death of a 7-month-old baby boy intends to take the case to trial, it seems.Jessica Carter, 35, was arraigned in Madison...

November 30th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Chemistry is the key at West Jeff
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Lady Raiders looking for leaders
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JA girls get boost

Nowak takes reins at MPHS

By Chris [email protected]’s a lot of new surrounding the Madison-Plains girls basketball team this season.A new coach, philosop...

December 3rd, 2016 updated: December 3rd, 2016. |  


Flames aiming for league crown

By Chris [email protected] Shekinah Christian School boys basketball team feasted from beyond the three-point arc a year ago. The Flames...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


MPHS boys ready to go

Year two of the Joe Stewart-era is underway at Madison-Plains High School and the Golden Eagles boys basketball team is much further along than where ...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


JA expects to compete

JA expects to compete

By Chris [email protected] Jonathan Alder boys basketball team will have a different look in 2016-17, but the way coach Brent Cahill see...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Ohio State should like decision on playoff

Ohio State should like decision on playoff

The jury is still out but it looks like the verdict is a foregone conclusion.If Ohio State is not one of the four teams announced as participants in t...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Alder boys ready to go

The Jonathan Alder boys bowling team has tasted success over the years, but this year’s team is younger and will need to put in the work if the ...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


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LIFE


It’s really winter out there

It’s really winter out there

The trees are mostly barren, the grass is more golden than green. I’m not real crazy about November, especially when I have another birthday to ...

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


Upcoming events at the Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library

Upcoming events at the Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library

The Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library has announced its upcoming events:• Storytimes are at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.• Stories & More: Pi...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Birth announcement

James Travis and Kayleisha Payne, of London, announce the birth of a son, La’Veon James Travis, born Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at Madison Health in...

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


Birth announcements

Brandon Cassidy and Jennifer Ernst, of London, announce the birth of a daughter, Amella Rae Cassidy, born Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Madison Health in...

November 12th, 2016 |  


Upcoming events at the Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library

Upcoming events at the Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library

The Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library has announced its upcoming events:• Storytimes are at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.• The library board meet...

November 11th, 2016 |  


Mt. Sterling Public Library events

Mt. Sterling Public Library events

Upcoming events at the Mt. Sterling Public Library:• There will be no Preschool Storytime Monday, Nov. 7.• The library will be closed in h...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


OPINION


A trade agenda that puts Ohio jobs first

A trade agenda that puts Ohio jobs first

I have spent the past two decades fighting bad trade deals that cost Ohio jobs. One of my first acts as a member of Congress was helping lead the char...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

In Luke 15:11-24, we read what Charles Dickens said is “the greatest short story in history.” Even if you don’t go to church on a re...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


The only contest I really win each year

The only contest I really win each year

I am somewhat of a competitive person, in some degree. I like a good challenge and I certainly like to win. Going up against the Gracious Mistress of ...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Editorial: Motorists need tired truckers off the highway

During a period when semi-truck crash fatalities exploded past 4,000 for the first time in seven years, legislation could sneak past Congress that wou...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Sometimes you get the best seat in the house

Sometimes you get the best seat in the house

I’ve spent much of the past 20 years living in the sports world’s version of an ivory tower (not literally, of course, but how cool would ...

November 30th, 2016 |  


Newspapers, the answer to fake news

Newspapers, the answer to fake news

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free … it expects what never was and never will be.” — Thomas JeffersonThere is good n...

November 30th, 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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