Madison Press- RSS Feed Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:51:16 EST 1800 3-foot rule for bike safety It's probably the closest I ever came to dying. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:31:31 EST WJHS student places in essay contest Mitch Denes, a senior at West Jefferson High School, finished in sixth place in the Voice of Democracy essay contest in the VFW's District 11. The district had about 700 entries for the contest. He will receive about $350 in scholarship funding... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:36:34 EST London police reports EDITOR'S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested or cited by the London Police Department. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Tuesday, Jan. 13 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:36:31 EST Alder gets geographic National Geographic Bees were held at three Jonathan Alder Schools in January. The winners will get a crack at a $50,000 scholarship if they can advance to the national bee. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:31:33 EST Farmers experiencing tax increase When local farmer Dennis Wilt opened the envelope with his property tax bill this month, he was surprised to see the number staring back at him. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:26:32 EST Golden Eagles indoor battles at OSU The Madison-Plains High School Indoor Track and Field teams participated in its second indoor meet of the season Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ohio State University. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:11:31 EST High School Schedule Friday, Jan. 30Boys basketballWhitehall at Madison-Plains, 7:30 p.m.Worthington Christian at West Jefferson, 7:30 p.m.Jonathan Alder at Fairbanks, 7:30 p.m. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:01:35 EST Light calls controversy ridiculous DARKE COUNTY — The ridiculous controversy surrounding the New England Patriots leading up to Super Bowl XLIX would make a victory even sweeter, former Patriot left tackle Matt Light said. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:41:33 EST Column: Alder, community mourns loss of student So many times a team and its members are loosely referred to as a family. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:41:31 EST Golf world welcomes back Tiger SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tiger Woods faced dozens of reporters and cameras, a big gathering in a crowded section outside the clubhouse at the TPC Scottsdale. Just then, Jordan Spieth walked on a path above the staging area and smiled when he saw the... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:21:31 EST Family facing cancer gets financial help BELLBROOK — Rick O'Grady has been a City of Bellbrook maintenance worker for the past 16 years and was a Bellbrook graduate. He has dedicated his career in helping to make Bellbrook the best it can be. He is married to Rochelle and enjoys... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:01:33 EST For sale: One lying bathroom mirror I confess that I am not at my best early in the morning prior to my bathroom ritual. As far as I am concerned, the bathroom is a sacred place of refuge before facing the world. It is a place where I can prepare myself to meet the world as well as... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:31:34 EST 30 years on the bench When a policeman or postal worker stops Judge Glenn Hamilton in the grocery store and thanks him for putting their lives on the right track back when they were 16, the judge knows he has a great job. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:06:33 EST An icy start Law enforcement crews and towing services stayed busy Thursday morning as a glaze of ice covered everything. Most of the accidents reported were “slide-offs,” apparently due to driving too fast for slippery conditions. Road signs along... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:06:32 EST Freedom is not free On Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day, we publically recognize that our freedoms have come at a great price and we thank those who paid that price. The personal price of freedom is our responsibility. When freedom is exercised responsibly,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:41:32 EST So much to do, so little time How many times have you faced the situation where you had so much to do and so little time to do it in? Whether it was a daily schedule, a weekly schedule, a monthly schedule or a yearly schedule — you didn't have the time to finish?... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:31:33 EST WJ man pleads to OVI A West Jefferson man pleaded guilty to a single count of OVI Wednesday in Madison County Common Pleas Court. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:11:31 EST Road grant ‘officially’ approved The state has officially approved a $460,000 grant to help the City of London pay for a new road, paving the way for additional industrial development. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:06:33 EST High School Schedule Thursday, Jan. 29Girls basketballJonathan Alder at Pleasant, 7:30 p.m.Horizon Science at Shekinah Christian, 7:30 p.m.Bowling Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:01:35 EST Madison County sheriff’s report EDITOR'S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested or cited by the Madison County Sheriff's Office. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Tuesday, Jan. 13 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:21:36 EST