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Three sentenced to six months prison

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Three suspects were sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday in Madison County Common Pleas Court.• Robert Szempruch, 24, of Granville, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to drug possession. He has criminal history in Clark, Montgomery and Franklin counties.Sczempruch was arrested for possessing heroin during a routine traffic stop in December 2013.Judge Eamon Costello gave Sczempruch permission to finish a stay at MonDay Community Correctional Institution, a Dayton facility that offers addiction treatment, before he serves his term in a Madison County prison.The MonDay Program runs for a maximum of six months, so Szempruch must turn himself to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office by March, 2015, Costello said.

 

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Saturday, Sept. 13Drug trafficking suspect Jasmine Cain entered the London Police Department about 4 a.m. wanting to know if she had a warrant. She was on house arrest at her mother’s house, but said her mother “put her down” because of her drug problem. She said she thought about going to her father’s, but thought she would relapse because she used to get high there often.She was taken to Tri-County Jail for bond violation. Her p...

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Pre-sale tickets for Plains-London game

Looking to alleviate potential long lines prior to the Madison County high school football showdown between host Madison-Plains and London Friday, Sept. 26, at Plains, both schools will be offering a chance to buy tickets prior to game time.MPHS will sell tickets during the school’s two home volleyball matches Wednesday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, Sept. 25, starting prior to 5 p.m. and continuing through the start of the varsity match around 7 p.m.London High School wi...

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Enhanced dining experience unveiled at Madison County Hospital

Madison County Hospital recently unveiled the newly renovated G.C. Diner to an eager group of special guests, employees, volunteers and physicians.The Diner is named in honor of Gladys Campbell, a 24-year employee of the Madison County Hospital medical records department, whose estate gift funded the project.“We’ve been talking a lot internally about providing a positive experience for our customers and, looking around the diner, this couldn’t be a bett...

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Revitalizing neighborhoods and communities

The financial crisis devastated homeowners and investors in Ohio and across the country. In the years since, we’ve made great progress but we know that the economy cannot fully recover until the housing market does.Cleveland’s Thriving Communities Institute estimates that there are 50,000 abandoned properties in Ohio that have fallen into disrepair. Vacant properties lower surrounding property values and can increase the likelihood of crime within the neighborhood. Ohio...

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Timely repair

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‘Monumental’ fundraiser a success

The goal for the initial fundraiser for Mount Sterling’s veterans monument was met and then some.Mount Sterling council member Heather Rice reported to fellow members Monday evening the goal for the “monumental” motorcycle ride on Sept. 13 was $1,000. When it was completed, she said the inaugural fundraising event raised $1,065.“It was a complete success,” she said.To reflect that success, she reported donations for the event̵...

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Pioneer Mortgage to give toward clock repair

A Plain City business is working to assist in the fundraising campaign for repairs to the village’s signature downtown clock.Pioneer Mortgage Services has announced it will offer the village $250 for each person in the Jonathan Alder School District who signs up to refinance their home, or conducts a purchase through Pioneer Mortgage from Sept. 19, 2014 through March 31, 2015 and closes by April 30.Plain City Village council is soliciting donations to help pay for ...

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Leg-hold trap topic remains divisive among council

Plain City Village Council continued to discuss and debate the issue of using leg-hold traps within the village limits during Monday night’s council meeting. No new resolutions nor ordinances were introduced.Ohio wildlife officers Matt Teders and Joshua Shields visited council, demonstrating how various live animal traps work, and answering questions as to what is enforceable under Ohio law.The officers brought examples of four live-catch traps: leg-hold, snare, bo...

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Roof repair to cost $10,200

Madison County commissioners on Monday approved an estimate for some repair work to be performed on the Madison County Courthouse. The amount is $10,200.During the last winter, still remembered for its bitterness, county offices on the second floor experienced the steady drip, drip, drip of snow melt and rain. The in-office precipitation was particularly bothersome on the side of the building facing Fourth Street, at the point nearest the sheriff’s office.

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Pass defense not only OSU question vs. UC

COLUMBUS — When the first question about how Ohio State’s often-maligned pass defense will hold up against Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel and his receivers on Saturday was asked a few minutes into Urban Meyer’s press conference on Monday, he said, “Here we go.”The Ohio State football coach might have been thinking, “What took you so long?”Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel threw for six touchdowns in a 58-34 UC win over Toled...

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What’d you say, honey?

Not so long ago I wrote a column about how my parents, during my formative years, often said I was hard-headed. They, of course, were talking about my mental state of mind. But it very well could have applied to the physical version, too.In this day and age where it seems like we hear about concussions and the problems they cause almost daily, I sometimes wonder how I made it this far without suffering one.Call it blind luck, a thick skull, or what have you, but in a tim...

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Bird’s the word

Unlike many others who have the European hobby of racing homing pigeons, Steve Pronai isn’t retired.Far from it. Pronai is the Madison County prosecutor — an elected job which keeps him pretty busy.“That’s why I suck,” he explains. “The guys that win most the time has the time to train them.”In the backyard of the well-kept home he shares with his wife, Liz, on Country Ridge Lane, a matching shed serves as the home of ...

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Kasich coming to London Oct. 3

Ohio’s governor will be in London during the coming weeks.Governor John Kasich will appear from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the party’s county headquarters, 60 W. High St. Doors will open at noon.The public is welcome.The appearance is in conjunction with a “get out the vote” message, said Steve Saltsman, chairman of the Madison County Republican Party.“I know it’s not a good time for working people, but ...

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Raiders JV tops Kenton Ridge

The London JV Red Raiders hosted the Kenton Ridge Cougars Saturday morning, Sept. 20 at Bowlus Field and came away with a rewarding 12-6 victory.The Cougars took a 6-0 halftime lead with 15-yard touchdown run. London tied the score in the third quarter with a 33-yard pass from Josh Handley to Jimmy Dulin. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Handley snuck into the end zone from 1-yard out to end the scoring. London had gained the short field when Josh Dulin blocked a Kenton Rid...

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Tuesday, Sept. 23Boys golfNo. 7 London in D-II sectional tournament at Oakhaven Golf Course, 9 a.m.No. 8 Jonathan Alder, No. 20 West Jefferson in D-II sectional tournament at Players Club at Foxfire, 9 a.m.No. 10 Madison-Plains in D-III sectional tournament at Darby Creek Golf Course, 9 a.m.TennisJonathan Alder at River Valley, 4 p.m.Cross country...

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JA, WJ boys pick up wins

The Jonathan Alder boys soccer team bounced back from a disappointing loss with a strong victory over Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference foe Pleasant Thursday, Sept. 18.The Pioneers (6-2-1) topped the visiting Spartans 3-1, putting a smile on the face of coach David Lanka.“Overall, our guys played strong for the match,” Lanka said. “We got shelled the other night by Bexley and we needed a response which is just what we got. We were physically strong on the ba...

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Kimbler leads London to victory

When opposing coaches and teams sit down to prepare to play the London girls soccer (3-3-2) team you can bet the first name that comes to their mouths is that of Red Raiders standout Ally Kimbler.The do-everything junior can conceivably be used at any position on the field and have a major impact on the game. She can play the role of sweeper and mark up an opposing team’s best offensive player. She can play midfield and act as the quarterback of the London offense and with he...

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