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Choctaw residents owe $50K in sewer bills

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Somebody has not been paying its sewer bill.Madison County Sewer District manager Tom Taylor and his assistant, Nathan Peters, reported Monday morning to county commissioners that delinquent sewer bills amount to $100,000.Of that sum, nearly half of it, $49,000, is concentrated in the Choctaw Lake development.The pair also reported additions to homes in the development have been built over the easements. Because some structures, such as decks, have been built on the actual easement, it makes it difficult for sewer department personnel to conduct routine maintenance or make necessary repairs to equipment.It was also reported long term maintenance “has not been performed.”


London band alumni night Oct. 10

Former members of the London High School Marching Band are being welcomed back for homecoming.Alumni night will be held Friday, Oct. 10. All former LHS alumni band, flags, rifles, majorettes and drill team members invited to participate.Practice will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the band room. Prior to the game there will be an FFA tailgate if any alumni would like to come eat dinner with the band before the game.For more information,...

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Kevin W. and Kristy L. Riley, of Grove City, announce the birth of a daughter, Bria Katelyn Riley, born Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Madison County Hospital in London.She weighed 8 pounds and has a brother, Zane Riley, 3.Maternal grandparents are Karen Lindsey, of London, and the late Kenneth Lindsey.Paternal grandparents are Wade and Lynn Riley, of Grove City.Maternal great-grandparents are the late Juanitta and Bob Dorn and the late...

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MDA Fill the Boot raises $3,000

London firefighters raised $3,000 on Labor Day weekend for the Muscular Dystrophy Fill the Boot campaign. For two days, firefighters collected donations in tall boots. Front, Drake Wilkins; from left: Firefighters Cory Yutzy, Shayne Niemet, Tiff Roberts and Lt. Nic Smith. Standing: Pat Cusick, MDA executive director for central Ohio.

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A beautiful race day

It was a nice day to go outside for a while.On Terry Nance’s last vacation, he and his wife Connie would sit out on the back porch and drink their coffee.And on each of those days, Terry would have his phone and play the 1968 hit by The Rascals, ‘Beautiful Morning.’On Saturday Terry had that song going through his head as he put the final touches on the preparations for the annual cross country meet hosted by London High School and held at th...

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Fatal accident claim’s London woman’s life

A London woman was killed Saturday night in an automobile accident in Madison County.The crash took place about 8:30 p.m. on Glade Run Road, north of Big Plain-Circleville Road, according to the West Jefferson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.Upon arrival, troopers found a single passenger vehicle, a 1991 Toyota Corolla, involved.Traci N. Raymond, 22, of London, was the sole victim.According to officials, Raymond was driving on Glade Run Road w...

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Not ‘wild’ pumpkins

Imagine Barry Kuck’s surprise when he drove by the pumpkin patch established by the Beginners to Winners 4-H club and saw someone loading their car with pumpkins and driving away.It happened last Sunday morning, Sept. 21.Beginners To Winners planted three acres of pumpkin seeds in a lot adjacent to 289 Lafayette St., located between the entrance to a subdivision and a strip mall.The 4-H club has been harvesting the pumpkins and selling them. The funds ar...

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‘Fishing’ lands man in jail

“Fishing” is not commonly known as a criminal offense, but in the case of Tennessee man Shane Ervin, it just might be.Ervin was arrested at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday at Buckeye Car Wash in London after video surveillance allegedly captured him tampering with a coin changing machine, according to a London police report.When police arrived, they found a ten dollar bill with fishing line taped to it, along with a small reel of fishing line.Ervin is susp...

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Free clinics remain needed despite ACA

A new report released by the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) reveals that over the last two years, the nations 1,200 free and charitable clinics have seen a 40 percent increase in patient demand, despite the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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High court puts off start of early voting in Ohio

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been set to begin Tuesday.The justices’ order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from state officials to wipe out a week in Ohio when people could both register to vote and cast ballots. The state’s Republican officials have been trying to trim the number of days for early voting and restrict weekend and evening hours.The moves prompted a lawsuit from ...

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No wholesale changes for OSU defense

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer can make a team meeting uncomfortable if he chooses to.Monday at his weekly press conference, he recalled a meeting the day after a 52-49 win over Indiana in 2012 that he described as “nasty” because he saw a lack of effort along with a lack of success from Ohio State’s defense.It would not have been surprising if he had taken the same approach on Sunday after the Buckeyes gave up touchdown passes of 83 yards, 78 yards and 6...

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Two plea to cashing fake checks

Two co-defendants pled to a count of forgery Monday in Madison County Common Pleas Court. One took the guilty plea, and one pled no contest.Danielle Malone, 32, of Springfield, and Amy L. Sias, 24, of West Jefferson, were charged for their participation in a forgery ring.A member of the group manufactured phony payroll checks and instructed others to cash them at London-area stores — Walmart, Kroger and London Food Mart — according to assistant county prosecu...

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JA falls to state-ranked Grandview

The Jonathan Alder boys soccer team had a chance to measure itself up against the very best teams in the state Saturday, Sept. 27, when it played at Grandview, the No. 2 state ranked squad in Division III.But despite circling the game on their schedule and gearing up especially for the Bobcats, the Pioneers fell short, falling 4-2.“After spending the past few days talking about and working on coming out to play from the opening whistle, we came out completely flat,...

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Education news

Students namedto the Dean’s ListShawnee State University Provost Alan Walker, Ph.D., has released the Dean’s List for the Summer Semester 2014.Lauren George, of South Vienna, has been named on the list for Summer Semester 2014. To be named on the list, students must be full time and achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.Located in Portsmouth, along the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State Univ...

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Letter: Trick-or-Treaters should be cautious

Dear editor,Beggars and parents should beware. Whatever day Mount Sterling Village Council decides to have Trick-or-Treat, all those participating need to be extra cautious while out and about on the sidewalks and streets.Speeding vehicles, day or night, are not in short supply in the village, and the situation only seems to be getting worse.Be careful and have fun.B. J. LittleMount Sterling...

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Letter: Sprucing up village shows pride

Dear editor,Sprucing things up is usually seen in the spring, but in Mount Sterling fall seems to be just as good for getting things done.I don’t know how many people have noticed, but the Pleasant Township Trustees building on London Street has undergone a serious renovation inside and out, including landscaping.The building on East Main Street, probably best known as being the former home of the Satellite bar, has been renovated inside...

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Letter: It’s time for the truth in Benghazi

Dear editor,Citizens, don’t you all think it is about time that the truth is told about Benghazi?We have been lied to about all sort of reasons and no one is held responsible. There have been all sort of investigations with witness lying and still nothing is done.Within two weeks of the attack, the American Free Press stated that it was a terrorist attack and a gun running deal, and yet no one else picked up on it. I wrote letters to the...

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Gardening ‘small’

If the yard isn’t big enough to set out a garden plot, another option for would be gardeners is container gardening.Franklin County master gardener Judy Arnett, who also serves as president of the Central Ohio Water Garden Society (COWGS), spoke at the Farm Science Review about the benefits of container gardening.Want red peppers? Leave green ones on the plant and they will turn red.Never throw away an egg shell, Arnett said. It can provide nourishment t...

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