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Prison ordered for drug traffickers

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Two London women were sentenced to a year in prison Friday after being arrested and charged in relation to a Madison County drug sweep in July.Madison County Common Pleas Court Judge Eamon Costello sentenced both Ashley Fisher, 29, and Alisha Gonzalez, 23, after they both pleaded guilty to an amended four counts of drug trafficking in September.“You are a part of the machinery that is moving heroin through the county,” Costello said to Gonzalez in court.Ashli Stonerock represented Gonzalez at the sentencing hearing. Stonerock argued in favor of community control for her defendant, saying Gonzalez is currently clean.


Ending veteran homelessness in Ohio

In gratitude for their courage and sacrifice for our nation, my office helps U.S. veterans access their medical and disability benefits and the overdue or replacement medals that they have earned for their military service.At a ceremony at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati last week — where I had the honor of presenting a Vietnam War veteran with seven medals, including the Purple Heart — we were all reminded of just how important it is to recognize the contr...

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Another big win looks accessible for OSU

It’s not easy to get out of Penn State with a victory. Ohio State has won five times and lost five times there since Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1993.It’s also not easy to get into State College, Pa., where Penn State is located.State College is an attractive small city of 41,000 with a downtown that screams college town. It is surrounded by farmland in every direction and mountains that look a lot like big hills.And it’s not close to mu...

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London Public Library appreciates patrons

In 1902, a women’s group in the city of London sent a letter to the Philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, seeking a grant to build a public library.It took only three weeks for the group to receive word that Carnegie’s foundation was prepared to give $10,000 towards their cause. In January of 1905, the official doors of the London Public Library were opened.“Whenever I think of the library and its relationship with the community, I’m always taken back ...

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Letter: Spread of Ebola must be stopped

Dear editor:The outbreak of Ebola has the whole country in fear of this dangerous disease.We must stop the flow of people coming and going from West Africa with this awful disease.I have always known that history always repeats itself.Look what happened to the native Americans when the first people came from Europe. Many Indians could not fight off the small pox that destroyed many of the tribes.Step up to now we here in ...

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‘Surviving the Holidays’ seminar on Nov. 11

A free GriefShare “Surviving the Holidays” seminar will be held in Plain City. The program offers practical, actionable strategies for grievers to make it through the holiday season.At the two-hour seminar, attendees will view a video featuring advice from people in grief who have faced the holidays after their loss. Attendees will hear insights from Christian counselors, pastors and psychologists, and receive a holiday survival guide with more than 30 encouraging readi...

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Madison County Board of DD awarded four-year accreditation

The Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) recently received a four-year accreditation certification from the State of Ohio. The presentation was made at a recent Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities board meeting.“The administrator and staff of the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities are to be commended for their efforts in achieving this service accreditation, as recognized by the state’s review,” according to a p...

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Monster cookies are just the thing for Halloween

Boo! It’s time for the annual influx of “ghosties and ghoulies and things that go Bump! in the night!”Halloween got its start in North America in the 19th century, having been brought here by immigrants from western Europe. Far from the fun celebration we know today, the origins of Halloween were rather dark. Its origins were Celtic and their origins, centuries ago, were pagan. The celebration marked the end of summer and the beginning of the darker half of the ye...

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Gloria’s birthday present

Dear friends both far and wide,Hello from Flat Rock, Illinois. We’re having a full, yet interesting week. There are two things I’m especially looking forward to for this week. One is a brand new armoire my husband is making for my birthday and the other is a new pony that will be arriving on Friday. Hopefully in a week I’ll be able to fill you in on more details about the pony.

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Use Halloween to coach moderation

My 6-year-old daughter is excited about trick-or-treating this year, but I’m concerned about how to limit the candy she eats afterward. What’s the best way to handle Halloween?Actually, Halloween can be a perfect time to focus on balance and moderation in the diet. Figuring out how to fit sweet treats into a healthy eating pattern is a good lesson to learn early in life.So, how do you do that? It can be tricky. Too much restriction could temp...

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Marriage Applications

Following are the marriage applications from the Madison County Probate Court for Oct. 1-22.Thursday, Oct. 9Robert David Cochrun, 44, of West Jefferson, truck driver, and Kimberly Sue Wallace, 28, of West Jefferson, homemaker.Friday, Oct. 10Joseph Matthew Samons, 35, of London, MRDD support manager, and Heidi Ranea Reeves, 26, of London, stay at home mom.Wednesday, Oct. 15...

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Plain City wrap design to lead U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

While this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, the one chosen to stand before the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., is harvested from Minnesota, it will make the trip to the nation’s capital behind a truck with a Plain City-area connection.Associated Graphics, Inc. (AGI), located at 9021 Heritage Drive off of Industrial Parkway East of the village, created and installed a wrap to completely envelope the truck hauling the tree.

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Letter: Medication synchronization maintains health regimen

Dear Editor,According to studies, improper use of prescription medication, or non-adherence, costs the healthcare system as much as $290 billion every year in hospitalizations and other costly procedures that could have been prevented through proper medication adherence.As an independent pharmacist, I try to make it as simple as possible for patients to maintain their prescription regimen, and one of the new services we offer at Charleston Pharmacy to ad...

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Learn more about judicial candidates

Election Day is less than two weeks away. Before voting, I encourage you to do two things: educate yourself about judicial candidates and vote all the way to the end of your ballot.Why are these requests important? First, voters know less about judicial candidates than candidates for other offices. Second, judicial races are near the end of the ballot and many voters stop voting before they make it to that point.

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Tours scheduled in Mechanicsburg cemetery

MECHANICSBURG — On Saturday, Oct. 25, Stan Oliver will lead two tours of Maple Grove Cemetery that will highlight the fascinating and historical “residents” of Maple Grove.These tours are meant to be informational and are designed to be respectful and appropriate for the entire family (nothing scary, even though Halloween nears). The tour will highlight key residents and military personnel from Mechanicsburg’s past who have a final resting place in Maple Gro...

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Think about these things

Saint Paul writes in Philippians, chapter 4, verse 8: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”I believe this is the most profound wisdom that Saint Paul offers because it opens our hearts to the full knowledge of God’s mercy in Jesus Christ. I have observed on other occasi...

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What we really care about is food

Our community may have ongoing assaults, thefts, drug problems, education challenges, weather catastrophes and political campaigns and debates, but what we really care about is food.That’s right, food.Last week, tucked in between The Press’ coverage of all the other typical news events of the week — the court news, county commission actions, the controversial demolition of Galbreath Hall, benefits to help the needy, high school sports, even the...

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Rape suspect’s case will go to trial

A London man charged with multiple counts of rape will go to jury trial, his attorney said Thursday.Daniel Stanton, 25, attended his formal pretrial in Madison County Common Pleas Court. He was arraigned Aug. 29 on a $25,000 cash surety bond.Stanton was charged for an incident on July 19. He allegedly slammed a woman into a wall by the throat, threw her to the ground and later had sex with her. The victim only had sex with Stanton to avoid getting hit again, she told pol...

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