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Deputies become servers for fundraising effort

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Fifteen deputies of the Madison County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association traded their uniforms and sidearms for aprons, order pads, soft drinks, apple pie and a lot of fun Monday evening.They opted to become servers and bus people at the association’s third annual fund-raising dinner held at Der Dutchman in Plain City. The event raised approximately $1,200 that will help finance the association’s annual food basket Christmas Box program. From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., the association received 15 percent of each customer’s bill.

 

Alder returns to district final

Every team has a weakness, the Jonathan Alder volleyball team quickly identified Hamilton Township’s and exploited it in a Division II Central District semifinal played at Worthington Christian Middle School Tuesday, Oct. 21.The fourth-seeded Pioneers served aggressively in the direction of a couple of Rangers players and reaped the benefits as they topped No. 3 Hamilton Township 25-20, 25-12, 26-24 to advance to a D-II district championship game Saturday, Oct. 25, back at th...

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OSU coach returns to Penn State

COLUMBUS — At its best, Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is one of the loudest, one of the most intimidating football venues in the Big Ten.But Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson says there is an easy way to flip the switch off on all that.“The best way to block the noise out is to score points and play great defense. If you do that, it will be pretty quiet,” he said.Johnson should know. He was a Penn State assistant for 18 years ...

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Bengals looking for answers after shutout

CINCINNATI — Coordinator Hue Jackson was going over the Bengals’ many offensive failures with a group of reporters in his office on Monday afternoon when there was a knock on the door.“Come in,” Jackson said.The handle jiggled. The door stayed closed.“It’s locked,” Andy Dalton said from the other side of the door.So fitting. A day later, the quarterback still couldn’t get anywhere in trying to figure o...

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Eagle Scout project benefits Lifepointe Family Center

Alex Cox, a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 104 in London, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Lifepointe Family Center in London.He and his crew constructed four 4-foot and two 6-foot shelving units. They will be used to store and display items that are provided to families in need of infant supplies.Assisting Alex were 10 current and former members of Troop 104, along with six adult troop leaders. Royal Cabinets, Inc., Carter Lumber...

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Police: Man who approached child was trying to help

A case of what was initially reported as an attempt to abduct a child Monday is simply a case of misunderstanding, authorities said Tuesday.London police spent Monday searching for a man who had allegedly approached a child in the Amherst Meadows housing subdivision. The child, who is under the age of five, was playing in the front yard of a home before noon when a man approached on foot, the child’s parents originally reported to police.The unknown man started to ...

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Golden Eagles, Red Raiders continue to tackle cancer

The Spielman Gridiron Classic between Madison-Plains and London has concluded, but the fight to end breast cancer continues.Members of the public are being invited to join the Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital as they do their part in promoting breast cancer awareness in the community.Women may visit the center during the month of October for a mammogram and indicate their school of choice, Madison-Plains or London. At the end of the month, votes wil...

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Little Darby clean-up scheduled for Nov. 1

The Madison County Park District and Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting an invasive species removal day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Little Darby State Scenic River Preserve, 5995 Lafayette-Plain City Road, London.Volunteers will gather at the Grewell Road side and may park along the road.Volunteers will partner with trained staff of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to eliminate invasive species from the preserve and pick up trash. Tool...

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WJ submits grant applications

Three resolutions were unanimously passed at the West Jefferson Village Council meeting Monday night. Two of them approved the submission of grant applications to improve roads and waterlines.During the meeting, council:• Approved a resolution to submit an application for a $400,000 grant and $408,400 loan from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) to make improvements to Walnut Street and Fellows Avenue.• Approved a resolution to submit an appli...

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WJ residents question safety of demolition

Even in its final days, Galbreath Hall is remaining a hot topic.West Jefferson residents voiced concerns on the safety of the hall’s demolition at the village council meeting Monday night. The demolition began earlier in the day.Diane Jester, who lives next door to the structure, said her home has been damaged on the first day of demolition.“There are bricks sitting on the roof, and pipe is sitting on both the tall part of the house and the two sid...

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Three plead guilty to Mt. Sterling burglary

Three Columbus men pleaded guilty to burglary after breaking into a Mount Sterling residence with a juvenile and taking a firearm in April.Cory M. Swihart, 18, Marcus J. Knight, 19, and Jason K. Williams, 19, all pleaded to the same charge Tuesday in Madison County Common Pleas Court. A firearm specification and charge of grand theft were dropped in the plea agreement.Assistant prosecutor Nick Adkins said age and lack of criminal history of the suspects were considered i...

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Fundraiser benefits Food Thru Faith

Food Thru Faith, 51 W. Center St., London, is having a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26, at Bob Evans, 381 Lafayette St., London.The restaurant is donating 15 percent of the total sales. It will be valid for dine-in and carryout.A flyer must be presented at the time of check out.For a copy of the flyer, call Nancy Penix at 740-852-2792 or Karen King at 740-852-9258.

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital moves center’s Hilliard location

COLUMBUS — Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hilliard Close To Home Center has moved its location.The center will now be open at 4363 All Seasons Drive, just north of Cemetery Road, off of Britton Parkway. It will occupy 18,000 of 36,000 square feet of a two-story building.The move will enhance the patient experience by providing expanded services, a spokesperson said. Nationwide Children’s bring specialized pediatric expertise to the community, provided b...

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Charleston Pharmacy offers program to sync refills

Charleston Pharmacy, in South Charleston, is providing a new service geared to save patients time, money and hassle when it comes to their prescription drug refills.The program will also help address a national health care problem and reduce the country’s overall medical costs, said Twila Boyd, owner of Charleston Pharmacy“Many patients and families have multiple medications and getting all those refills can require several trips to the pharmacy each month,&#...

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That ‘early voting” brouhaha’

It seems to me that since the U S Supreme Court has agreed with the manner in which Ohio has chosen to define the length of time that Ohio voters may cast “early voting” ballots, a kinda quick overview of the situation is appropriate. Just in case you might have missed this particular brouhaha (that means a noisy ruckus), Ohio changed the number of days “early voting” is permitted from 35 days to 28.This change was challenged by the ACLU as being discriminat...

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Little Monster Bash to be held Oct. 29

Scooterbug Boutique and Limelight Photography in London are hosting a children’s costume event, The Little Monster Bash.Families may bring their child in costume to the businesses’ location, 12 W. High St., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 29. The child’s photo will be taken, and guests will be led on a “haunted alley tour.”The costume photos will be shared on Facebook by Limelight Photography for the parents to access.There will also be ...

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Man approaches child

Police are searching for a man who allegedly approached a child near Amherst Meadows subdivision Monday afternoon, according to London Police Chief Dave Wiseman.A child under the age of five was playing in the front yard of a home before noon when a white male in his late 30s approached on foot, Wiseman said. The unknown male started to walk away once he realized a parent was in the area with the child.What the man said is currently unknown, Wiseman said.The m...

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Meyer doesn’t want OSU to be satisfied

COLUMBUS — The J.T. Barrett bandwagon is rolling along, but there is one important person who hasn’t purchased his ticket yet.Ohio State’s redshirt freshman quarterback was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after throwing for 261 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 107 yards and two TDs in a 56-17 win over Rutgers.It was the second time Barrett has been named Player of the Week and the fourth ti...

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