Madison Press- RSS Feed http://madison-press.com/ http://madison-press.com/ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:56:43 EST 1800 Ferguson to appear in ‘Nutcracker’ next month http://madison-press.com/news/news/150668284/Ferguson-to-appear-in-Nutcracker-next-month COLUMBUS — Lia Ferguson, daughter of London natives Phil and Juliann Ferguson, and the granddaughter of Madison County's Dr. Brawley Arikawa, has been selected to join the talented cast of professional dancers, students and gymnasts who... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:20:14 EST Pioneers will battle height with speed http://madison-press.com/news/sports/150649129/Pioneers-will-battle-height-with-speed The Jonathan Alder girls basketball program hasn't had a whole lot of success over the years, but new coach Bob Wehner is hoping the on-the-field success the Pioneers have had in other sports will spill over to his basketball... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:20:13 EST Letter: Government leaders should follow the law http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150685856/Government-leaders-should-follow-the-law Dear Editor,Citizens: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:02:16 EST Dancing deficit no waltz in the park http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150609688/Dancing-deficit-no-waltz-in-the-park When elements come together at a specific time and something happens, it's often referred to as “a perfect storm.” We all know, for the most part, storms are no fun. With the events of this week, I can say I'm in the midst of... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:46:16 EST Olde Fashioned Christmas schedule http://madison-press.com/news/news/150692006/Olde-Fashioned-Christmas-schedule The schedule for London's Olde Fashioned Christmas, taking place Monday, Dec. 1, includes:5 p.m.• Lighting of Downtown Luminaries — Downtown London Association Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:49:08 EST No waiting for ‘Black Friday’ http://madison-press.com/news/home_top-news/150698576/No-waiting-for-Black-Friday Shoppers swarmed the Walmart in London Thursday evening to snag the store's special Thanksgiving Day deals. The parking lot was completely full shortly after 6 p.m., and some shoppers anticipated waiting hours to check out their holiday items. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:13:02 EST There’s a skunk in the courthouse http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150648448/Theres-a-skunk-in-the-courthouse It was about 5:45 a.m. Monday when my husband sent me a text message asking me to button down the hot tub cover in the backyard in anticipation of the wind storm forecasted for that afternoon. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:52:06 EST Downtown readys for holiday season http://madison-press.com/news/home_top-news/150671880/Downtown-readys-for-holiday-season The annual Olde Fashioned Christmas has a new feature this year designed to not only add sparkle to downtown, but also bump up the reserves of local food pantries. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:46:06 EST So are we forgiven or not? http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150683996/So-are-we-forgiven-or-not The Bible says in Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Notice the fifth word: “no.” Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST A visit to the Holy Land The Pursuit of Truth and Belief in GodThe Pursuit of Truth and Belief in God http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150683383/A-visit-to-the-Holy-Land-The-Pursuit-of-Truth-and-Belief-in-GodThe-Pursuit-of-Truth-and-Belief-in-God Reading the Scriptures in the Holy Land deepens our appreciation for the context of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. On pilgrimage we walk over the same ground where he walked. The experience brings you closer to him. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST London residents to sing in concert http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150641689/London-residents-to-sing-in-concert London residents and members of the St. Joseph Cathedral Choir, Kevin Lohr and Shannon Treynor, will be participating in the cathedral's “Lessons and Carols” Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. The annual choral and brass... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:31:08 EST Christmas Celebration 2014 http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150642117/Christmas-Celebration-2014 The Rosedale Bible College chapel, 2270 Rosedale Road, Irwin, is holding its 2014 Christmas Celebration at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7. Participants in Rosedale Bible College's Christmas Celebration '13 join their voices in singing a piece... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST Mt. Sterling prepares for holidays http://madison-press.com/news/home_top-news/150685933/Mt.-Sterling-prepares-for-holidays The buzz Monday evening, Nov. 24 in the Mount Sterling council chambers was about the anticipated holiday celebration, taking place Dec. 5-7. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:06:12 EST UMC offering activities during Old Fashioned Christmas http://madison-press.com/news/news/150668719/UMC-offering-activities-during-Old-Fashioned-Christmas The United Methodist Church in London is going all out for this year's Old Fashioned Christmas, being held Monday, Dec. 1. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:42:06 EST Elida council agrees to keep Metzger as administrator http://madison-press.com/news/home_top-news/150688106/Elida-council-agrees-to-keep-Metzger-as-administrator Council members in the Village of Elida have agreed to keep West Jefferson's former Public Service Director David Metzger in his current position as their village administrator Tuesday. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:08:25 EST London woman accused of assaulting officer http://madison-press.com/news/home_top-news/150685963/London-woman-accused-of-assaulting-officer A 21-year-old London woman was arraigned in Madison County Common Pleas Court Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a London Police Department (LPD) officer. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:08:23 EST Soil and water district needs manpower http://madison-press.com/news/home_top-news/150625923/Soil-and-water-district-needs-manpower Members of the Madison County Soil and Water District (SWD) visited county commissioners on Monday to make their pitch to hire another employee. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:07:19 EST Plain City moves forward with 2015 raises http://madison-press.com/news/home_top-news/150670664/Plain-City-moves-forward-with-2015-raises Plain City council members took action Monday to move forward with allowing village employees to be eligible for raises in 2015. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:15:09 EST London man killed in crash http://madison-press.com/news/home_top-news/150684011/London-man-killed-in-crash A London man was killed Tuesday night in a single vehicle accident in Madison County. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:01:36 EST Letter: London residents, open your wallets http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/150676954/London-residents-open-your-wallets Dear Editor,The London Board of Public Utilities is preparing to take a big chunk of your money. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:18:06 EST