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Tolles’ turf and landscape students compete nationally

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Tolles Career & Technical Center’s Sports Turf and Landscape Management students recently competed at two events — the National Collegiate Landscape competition at Colorado State University and the Ohio FFA State Nursery and Landscape Contest — and walked away with strong finishes at both.


No school recommended for unvaccinated kids

COLUMBUS — Central Ohio officials are warning that children without mumps vaccinations might have to miss weeks of school if an outbreak of the illness hits classrooms.Officials have confirmed 230 cases of the contagious viral illness in the area this year. They say 145 of those are linked to Ohio State University.Recent reports say that the health commissioners for Columbus and surrounding Franklin County wrote letters to schools encouraging vaccinations....

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Jeffers powers Golden Eagles to first baseball victory

There’s nothing like playing a heated rival to bring out your very best.The Madison-Plains baseball team entered its match-up at London Monday, April 14, winless and need of a confidence boost. The Golden Eagles had played teams close here early in the season, held leads in half of their games, but had been unable to make the necessary plays down the stretch to secure victory.That all ended in emphatic fashion as the visiting Eagles (1-7) got big hits when they nee...

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NCAA urges schools to discuss pitfalls of unions

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA contends that unionization by college athletes could lead to fewer scholarships and championships as well as a drop in academic support and career counseling.In a set of talking points issued to school leaders late last week, college sports’ largest governing body urged school leaders have a unified voice on the topic that could dramatically alter college athletics.This document includes some traditional points of emphasis for the NCAA...

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London Middle School musicians excel

Several London Middle School vocal and instrumental students attended the Ohio Music Education Association solo and ensemble contest on Saturday, April 5, held at Westland High School.Receiving Superior ratings (I, the highest given) on instrumental solos were Sadie Large, Leila Oswalt, Danielle Bechtel, Julie Adkins and Lily Marriott.Additionally, the London Middle School Saxophone trio, comprised of Oswalt, Collin Thompson, and Thomas Eagle also received a superior on ...

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Jesus lived in a police state

“There is no evidence that Jesus himself openly advocated violent actions. But he was certainly no pacifist. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I have not come to bring peace, but the sword.” (Matthew 10:34 | Luke 12:51).” ― Reza Aslan, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”Those living through this present age of SWAT team raids, police shootings of unarmed citizens, roadside strip searches, and inv...

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Tolles partnering with Jonathan Alder Jr. High

Jonathan Alder Junior High School will partner with Tolles Career & Technical Center next year to offer classes in engineering, manufacturing and information technology, following action by the Alder board of education on Monday, April 14.School board members approved an agreement aimed at preparing Alder students for “meaningful career pathways,” beginning in seventh grade. The Tolles board is expected to approve the agreement in coming weeks.Alder curriculu...

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Save your quarters

The Run for Hope team will host a quarter auction from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the West Jefferson United Methodist Church, 36 S. Center St., West Jefferson.Food will be available, including brisket sandwiches.All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.For more information, call Donna Hockenbery at (614) 879-6551.

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Roderick C. Pounds Jr. and Saebra L. Cox, of London, announce the birth of a son, Royal Cashmere Pounds, born Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Madison County Hospital in London.He weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce and has five siblings, Leroy Page, 8, Shalyn Cox, 6, Roderick Pounds, 9, Rikkia Pounds, 13, and Regan Pounds, 7.Maternal grandmother is Lynn Cox, of West Jefferson.Paternal grandparents are Roderick C. Pounds Sr. and Pamela Pounds, of Columbus....

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Jonathan Alder rolls past Heath, stays undefeated

With nearly every key member of the team back from a team that advanced all the way to the Division II state championship game last spring, expectations surrounding the Jonathan Alder baseball team were extremely high this spring.The Pioneers (6-0, 3-0) are doing their best to live up to such lofty heights, as they sport a perfect record. But it’s not the team’s record that is catching the attention of those in the know, it’s how Alder has gotten to this point....

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Madison-Plains tops defending state champion

The Madison-Plains softball team was winless as of Wednesday, April 9, that’s no longer the case after a strong weekend showing by the Golden Eagles.Coach Kevin Stockham’s team picked up four victories in a three-day span and all of a sudden the Eagles have the look of a squad that many expected to compete for a Mid-State League Ohio Division crown.Madison-Plains High School (4-2, 1-1) shutout visiting Grandview 3-0 Thursday, April 10, walloped Worthington Ch...

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Green jacket and golden moment for Bubba Watson

AUGUSTA, Ga. — For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits.When he won the Masters for the first time in 2012, he went to New York the next day for a media tour. He wore his green jacket walking the streets of Manhattan while going from one interview to the next one, and he was amazed by the attention it brought. No other piece of clothing in golf gets that kind of reaction.But that was the extent of it.Watson spok...

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More farms seek easements

The commissioners approved Monday, April 14 the next set of applicants in the county’s agricultural easement purchase program for 2014, as recommended by Julia Cumming, of the soil and water district.Cumming recommended adding to the list of eligible farms the names of Dale Sheridan, 179 acres, and Pat and Larry Kelly, 150 acres. Cumming said both farms have applied and slipped under today’s (Tuesday) date as deadline.Those two farms would also be on the list...

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Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

WASHINGTON — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.That’s because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose.In fact, it can make them “hangry,” a combination of hungry and angry, said Ohio State University psychology researcher Brad Bushman.“We need glucose for self-control,” said B...

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Proposal calls for new strategies on autism

BOSTON — A bill that would establish a state autism commission and proposes other strategies for addressing the needs of the growing number of children diagnosed with the disorder is expected to come up for a vote in the Massachusetts House of Representatives this week.The measure unveiled by House leaders on Monday calls for the development of a training program to help school districts and teachers educate students with autism with the goal of keeping as many children as po...

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Troopers seize meth, marijuana during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop along Interstate 70 led to the discovery of a number of illegal substances.Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stopped a 2007 Lincoln Mark LT pick-up truck, with California registration for speed, following too closely, marked lanes and unsafe lane change violations on Interstate 70 eastbound, near milepost 88, in Madison County at 3:48 p.m., on April 8.According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, “criminal indicators were observ...

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Grove City man sentenced in corpse abuse case

Tye Fannin said fear and panic led him to dump the lifeless body of Bridget Blaney, 33, in a Mt. Sterling-area driveway last November.The 32-year-old Grove City man was sentenced on Friday, April 11, to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to abuse of a corpse as part of a deal with the Madison County Prosecutor’s office.The charge is a fifth-degree felony punishable by up to a year in prison.Blaney, of Circleville, died of a drug overdose on Nov...

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Singing the prasises of State Champions

A real reason to celebrate.The Madison County Tigers Special Olympics basketball team finished its dream season in style as they defeated Belmont County 49-24 in the title game last month at Bowling Green State University. The Tigers are affiliated with the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD).Led by 28 points from Adam Campbell, the Tigers captured its first hoops title since 2010.“We won because we played great as a team,” C...

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