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Cruisin’ Plain City

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The 12th annual Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In, presented by Bob Chapman Ford, is returning to the village streets with a new date.The show, which includes collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles from around the Midwest, will take place Saturday, Aug. 23 as opposed to the first weekend in August, as has been done in the past.From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. vintage vehicles will line Main Street and Chillicothe Street in Uptown Plain City. Cruise-In-goers will be able to take a trip down memory lane, side-by-side with vintage vehicles like a 1957 Thunderbird, a 1936 Chevy pickup or over 200 other fine automobiles.


Cat returns home two years after disappearance

Calleigh the Cat is back on her Arbuckle Road porch, following a two-year absence that’s a mystery to her owners - the Downing family.“It’s amazing to me,” said Tonya Downing. “We thought she was dead.”Calleigh wandered onto the Downings’ property in 2010 from parts unknown. To say she was a feral (wild) cat is a misnomer since she seemed pretty tame and immediately adopted Mark, Tonya and their three children.Calleigh...

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Methodist Church rummage, bake sales next weekend

The First United Methodist Church in London is holding its rummage sale and bake sale fundraiser Aug. 7 to 9.The sale will be held in the church’s basement. The address s 52 N. Main Street.A special sale will be held Aug. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. Guests may fill a bag for $5.Volunteers are needed each day until the day is completed. Also, volunteers with trucks are needed Monday, Aug. 11 to deliver leftover items to charities.The bake sale will b...

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Upcoming events at Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library

Upcoming events at the Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library:Summer Reading Safari — Sign up at the library or on our website and go on a wild reading adventure with us this summer. Call the library for more information.Safari Sidekicks — Does your child want to volunteer to help other children with reading skills or does your child need a little extra help themselves? Sign up for Safari Sidekicks, which are every Wednesday...

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Riding for a mission in a small world

Madison County folks have a connection they may not know about.The pictures shown with this report were sent to Andie Dunbar, who lives in London. They were taken by her sister in Prudhoe Bay (Deadhorse, Alaska). Her sister, Les Dunbar, is the post master in Deadhorse and she was with the welcoming party the day we arrived in Deadhorse.Needless to say, I was shocked when the Postmaster of Deadhorse said her sister lived in London, Ohio. She took these pictures and asked ...

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Mitchell family gather for 200th year anniversary

On Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, the Mitchell Family of Jerome Township hosted a 200th year anniversary celebration of their farm. About 90 extended family members attended the two-day celebration.On Saturday, attendees toured the Mitchell Cemetery, located on state Route 38 west of Plain City, where six generations of the Mitchell family are interred. Sunday, there was a picnic on the lawn of the Mitchell Homestead located at 9619 Mitchell Dewitt Road, Plain City. Enterta...

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Council: Use of leg trap ‘reprehensible’

The Village of Plain City is considering requiring residents to hire professionals for nuisance management after discovering a local man is setting out leg-hold traps in his yard to capture squirrels.One of the main concerns is that the man’s home on the 400 block of South Chillicothe Street is within close proximity to Plain City Elementary School.“It’s sad that we have to have this discussion,” councilwoman Leslie Perkins said during Monday̵...

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McIlroy refocuses as PGA Tour returns to Ohio

AKRON — The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind.McIlroy had plenty of fun with golf’s oldest trophy after his wire-to-wire win in the British Open. He celebrated with friends in England, took the jug out for a night on the town in Belfast with his buddies, and brought it with him when he returned home to Florida. And yes, it’s with him at Firestone this week at the Bridgestone Invitational.“I’...

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Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams

CHICAGO — As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder:What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize?No need to wonder anymore. The old BCS system is out. A four-team playoff to determine a national champion is being implemented this season, and that could open some more opportunities for the Big Ten and the other four power conferences....

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London librarian erects ‘Little Free Library’

Librarian Jack Phoenix is taking his librarian profession to another level.He’s thinking “little.”Phoenix’s full-time job has him at the London Public Library. But at his home, in an apartment complex off of Lafayette Street, Phoenix has erected a Little Free Library (LFL).The LFL is an organization whose mission is to erect tiny libraries of books in various spots in a community. Phoenix learned about the concept at littlefreelibrary.o...

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Speeding, littering complaints heard at council

Too much speeding, littering and mown grass in catch basins.Mount Sterling resident Bobi Little brought those three concerns before the village council Monday evening.Concerned about safety on Columbus Street, Little said those who appear to be driving over the posted speed limit “are repeaters.” She said she’s observed as many as “five in a row” driving what appears to be over the posted limit.Little expressed the concern because...

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Dunk a dignitary at the London Ribs and Jazz Fest

Various local dignitaries will be at the London Ribs and Jazz Fest this weekend waiting to be dunked in the Dunk Tank.The “Dunk a Dignitary” schedule includes:Friday, Aug. 15 to 5:45 p.m. — Common Pleas Court Probation Officer, J. Ryan Tobin6 to 6:45 p.m. — Linda Granger (London Municipal Pool)7 to 7:45 p.m. — Municipal Court Probation Officer, Josh Clifton8 to 8:45 p.m. — Lo...

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Bead Deamons shooting for success

The Bead Deamons Youth Trapshooting Team of the Madison County Fish & Game Association wrapped up its 2014 season with two first-place finishes in the Advanced Intermediate Division of the Fairfield Club’s invitational shoots in Harrison in May and June and a third-place in the Ohio Scholastic Clay Target Program competition on June 16.Coach Marie Dradt said team practice began in February. The 14 members then participated in seven invitational, zone and state competitions be...

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Murphy completes residency program

Plain City resident Dr. Amber Murphy has completed her OBGYN residency program at Riverside Methodist Hospital and will be joining Specialists in Women’s Health Care, located in Dublin and Westerville.Murphy will start seeing patients in the office on Aug. 4, and appointments can be scheduled at (614) 659-9519.She is a 2003 graduate of Jonathan Alder High School, a 2006 graduate of Otterbein College and a 2010 graduate of The Ohio State University Medical School....

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Mullet inducted as a collegiate scholar

Jacob C. Mullet, of Plain City, has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).He graduted from Jonathan Alder with honors, played basketball and several scholarships and honors. His parents are Marianne Cooper and Alfred Mullet.“NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievements. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects...

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‘Special’ deputies provide more than reinforcement

There are deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office who are termed “special.” It’s not because they’re volunteers; it’s because of why and what they bring to the community and law enforcement.Similar to a reserve unit, these 120 deputies are members of the Madison County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.Its legacy goes back to 1965 when the unit was formed to assist the sheriff’s office in helping keep the peace in Madi...

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U.S. Marines push Golden Eagles to new heights

It doesn’t matter whether or not it says it on the calendar but last week was the last week of summer vacation for high school sports athletes.No school doesn’t start up for another few weeks or so, but with the start of high school sports seasons officially coming next week, that makes this one the dreaded week of serious conditioning.At Madison-Plains High School the football program affectionately refers to it as “Hell Week” and coach Jason Hun...

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Backpack and school supply giveway

The West Jefferson United Methodist Church, 36 S. Center St., is having its annual backpack giveaway from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, for students in the area of West Jefferson and Galloway within Madison County.School age students kindergarten through 12th grade will be provided with school supplies, new socks and underwear. Parents may pick up school supplies for absent children.Backpacks will be given to students tha...

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