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Commissioners to help historical society
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Touring the Torch
Fun at the festival

Fun at the festival

Sophie Malone, 4, amused herself by blowing bubbles Friday, while mom, Stacey Malone, of Springfield, sold “pampering products” at the Lon...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Time for work to begin

Time for work to begin

Work by the Durable Slate company officially began on Plain City’s historic uptown clock this week, according to village officials. The clock wa...

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


London Strawberry Festival Shortcake contestants

London Strawberry Festival Shortcake contestants

The London Strawberry Festival Shortcake contestants are from left: Jazlynne Lowe and Kilah Parsley. .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlo...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Who’s your idol?

Who’s your idol?

For almost 20 seasons, there was a show entitled “American Idol” in which individuals tried out to become the best singer of the season. M...

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Not smart enough to be an idiot

Not smart enough to be an idiot

In my experience, everybody has a slice of “idiot” somewhere hiding inside them. The trick is not to let it show itself at the wrong time....

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Columbus Division of Fire promotes Saltsman to rank of Battalion Chief

Columbus Division of Fire promotes Saltsman to rank of Battalion Chief

COLUMBUS — A London man was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief at the Columbus Division of Fire, announced Chief Kevin O’Connor.Steph...

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 27th, 2016. |  


SPORTS


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Rolling along
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Tiger Woods progressing in rehab
Anthony among 10 set for U.S. Olympic hoops

Anthony among 10 set for U.S. Olympic hoops

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knick has agreed to chase a fourth Olympic men’s basketball medal, while Toronto teammates Kyle...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Security big concern for Olympics in Rio

Security big concern for Olympics in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — The head of Brazil’s intelligence agency in Rio de Janeiro says many countries are voicing concern about security during ...

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Building leaders at M-P

Building leaders at M-P

For four hours members of the Madison-Plains High School football team were pushed physically and mentally during the Marine Corps Leadership Seminar ...

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Massive crowd shows for title parade

CLEVELAND — Cheered by a sea of wine-and-gold dressed fans spilling off sidewalks and choking the streets, LeBron James and the Cavaliers are pa...

June 23rd, 2016 updated: June 23rd, 2016. |  


Gap between U.S. and soccer’s elite is wide

HOUSTON — Minutes after Lionel Messi and Argentina had finished a 4-0 mauling of the United States in the Copa America semifinals, Jurgen Klinsm...

June 23rd, 2016 updated: June 23rd, 2016. |  


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LIFE


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Why I love to include water in my paintings
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Iota Beta inducts new officers
Mr. Puppet comes to town

Mr. Puppet comes to town

The Mt. Sterling Public Library brought Mr. Puppet to town at the Mt. Sterling Community Center for a lively show. Many children in the audience were ...

June 16th, 2016 updated: June 16th, 2016. |  


100 years ago with Charlie Miller

100 years ago with Charlie Miller

June 9, 1916Madison County Democrat — “A Father’s peril,” What would you have done?Here are two paragraphs from an old, yellow...

June 9th, 2016 updated: June 9th, 2016. |  


When I teach art I teach awareness

When I teach art I teach awareness

When I am teaching art, I try to teach to awareness. I tell my class about things they see every day and help them notice more about them. They learn ...

June 9th, 2016 updated: June 9th, 2016. |  


Monroe annual banquet set for June 18

The Monroe Alumni Association officers met recently to plan the 2016 annual banquet and meeting which will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at ...

June 9th, 2016 updated: June 9th, 2016. |  


Bonaccis to celebrate 50th anniversary

Bonaccis to celebrate 50th anniversary

Deacon Anthony and Elaine Bonacci will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 18, with renewal of vows at 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Jo...

June 9th, 2016 updated: June 9th, 2016. |  


Community Calendar

Saturday, June 4• West Jefferson Route 40 Sidewalk Show & Car and Motorcycle Show. Sidewalk show 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street from Cheste...

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


OPINION


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The Amish and adoption
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Cicadas are out — must be summer
When camping, keep food safety in mind

When camping, keep food safety in mind

We are planning to go camping for a long weekend this summer and I want to be sure we’re smart about the food we bring and prepare. What should ...

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


Letter: Niemeyer worthy of OEA endorsement

Dear Editor,As a retired teacher and longtime member of Ohio Education Association (OEA), I was thrilled to learn that Barb Niemeyer, candidate for Oh...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Who’s your idol?

Who’s your idol?

For almost 20 seasons, there was a show entitled “American Idol” in which individuals tried out to become the best singer of the season. M...

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Not smart enough to be an idiot

Not smart enough to be an idiot

In my experience, everybody has a slice of “idiot” somewhere hiding inside them. The trick is not to let it show itself at the wrong time....

June 24th, 2016 updated: June 24th, 2016. |  


Raise a mug to new beer law

Many people in Ohio have been known to “ tip a few” now and then. A wide range of beer drinkers call Ohio home. Some will never stray from...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


For those eligible, voting should be easy

For those eligible, voting should be easy

The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primar...

June 23rd, 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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