Madison Press- RSS Feed Wed, 4 Mar 2015 21:32:27 EST 1800 (No heading) Diana Shaw, night-shift editorial assistant: 614-607-0747Andrea Chaffin McKinney, editor: 740-506-3216Chris Miles, sports editor, 614-893-0987— Wed, 4 Mar 2015 19:46:31 EST Let’s lower the voting age to 12 I remember in 1971 (I was 15) when states ratified the 26th Amendment, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. That seemed reasonable at the time, but it turns out we should have lowered it even further. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:26:31 EST Awakening to spring You need it when? Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:06:33 EST Republicans endorse Closser for mayor Madison County republicans have picked their man.The party's central committee voted Tuesday to endorse Patrick Closser for London mayor. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:06:31 EST Fund set up for hit and run victim A fund has been set up to support the family of the Cincinnati-area man who was fatally struck on Interstate 70 Tuesday morning in Madison County. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:06:33 EST High School Schedule Thursday, March 5Boys basketballNo. 19 Jonathan Alder at No. 2 Whitehall in D-II Central District Tournament, 7 p.m. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:01:53 EST College sports dip in gender, racial hiring RALEIGH, N.C. — A diversity report released Wednesday on college sports has issued its lowest grade for racial and gender hiring practices in its nearly two-decade history. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:01:52 EST NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:01:49 EST A contrast in styles Just how big of a mountain will the Jonathan Alder boys basketball team be attempting to climb when it travels takes on No. 2 seed Whitehall-Yearling Thursday in a Division II Central District tournament second-round game tipping off at 7... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:01:47 EST Lions apply knockout blow Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was known for saying, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”Meaning everyone has a plan until something bad happens. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:01:45 EST Local farm bureau attends Ag Day Four members of the Madison County Farm Bureau attended the Ag Day at the Capitol event Feb. 25 at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbus. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:31:31 EST Lions donate to clock tower The Plain City Lions Club contributed $1,000 toward the Plain City village clock tower restoration fund during its meeting held Feb. 26. Plain City Village Council member Leslie Perkins, left, accepted the check from Lions Club member Bob Merkle. This... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:06:33 EST Madison County sheriff’s reports Monday, Feb. 9 • A burglary was reported at a residence on the 5000 block of State Route 665 in London. The incident took place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:06:31 EST Madison County Real Estate Following is the real estate transactions from the Madison County Recorders Office for the weeks of Feb. 17 through March 2. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:31:36 EST 100 years ago with Charlie Miller March 5, 1915Madison County Democrat — The Domestic Science Club was delightfully entertained at the home of Mrs. J. A. Baer on Thursday afternoon. After the regular program a lunch was... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:31:35 EST Sometimes it is painful to paint I hung an unfinished painting in the entry way of our home. The light is mostly daylight there and my wife encouraged me to paint there during these winter days. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:31:34 EST Daisies learn about essential oils The Deer Creek Daisies spent an evening dining at Damon's in Wilmington and learning about the increased use of essential oils across the country. Terri Kidder was the guest speaker for the evening and she spoke about the Young Living products... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:31:33 EST 20th Century Club holds February meeting The Twentieth Century Club of London met at the Coover Memorial Club House at noon for a lunch and meeting on Friday, Feb. 13.Hostesses for this meeting were: Beverly Miller, Liz Lassel, Luanna Barker and Claudia Justice. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:01:33 EST Skilled students wanted Milt Kniss knows manufacturing.He wants young people in Madison County to know that manufacturing has greatly changed. Along with that, there is a skill set needed to obtain a high-paying position in the field. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:36:32 EST WJ, Plains have seasons end The high school basketball season came to an end of a pair of Madison County boys teams Monday evening, March 2 as both West Jefferson and Madison-Plains were pounded during the Division III Central District tournament. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:31:32 EST