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Democratic candidate touts farming background

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Democrat Scott Wharton said his John Deere green and yellow campaign colors were chosen to remind voters of what he is: a farmer.The U.S. congress candidate stopped by The Madison Press Tuesday after campaigning at the Farm Science Review. He will run against two-term Republican Steve Stivers for the 15th Congressional District Seat in the November election.Wharton is a farmer from Amanda in Fairfield County, and currently a pilot for Delta Airlines. He is a fifth-generation veteran, and served in Desert Storm.He said his experience as a farmer would be helpful for the many farming communities in the 15th district, including Madison County.


Tolles to host Madison County College Fair

Tolles will host the annual Madison County College Fair from 9 to 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 at Tolles Career & Technical Center, 7877 U.S. Route 42 South, Plain City.Admission is free and open to juniors and seniors in high school or parent and adults looking to explore post-secondary opportunities.More than 50 post-secondary institutions are expected to be present during the annual event for students and parents exploring what’s next after high school. Accord...

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Farmers with wings

Wednesday was a nice day for flying.Because of friendly flying conditions, about 30 pilots flew in to Madison County Airport to attend the Farm Science Review.But they don’t spend a lot of time parking their aircraft and then walking some distance to the airport control tower to hop on the shuttle. Those 30 pilots and their passengers receive a helping hand — and a ride — from the Ohio Flying Farmers (OFF).The OFF is hired by the Farm Science...

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Woods says is strength back, not swing

WINDEMERE, Fla. — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt in the gym pretty hard” and he is on schedule to resume competition in December. But he still hasn’t hit a golf ball since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship on Aug. 8, and still doesn’t know when he will.

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LHS students study cancer at OSU

London High School students got to go far beyond the book in their Contemporary Literature class, visiting a research laboratory at The Ohio State University to learn more about cancer research.The featured piece in the class is “The Fault in our Starts,” a novel by John Green about two teenagers who were diagnosed with terminal cancer. Teacher Lindsay Williams said the goal for the 18-student class was to get students to experience, not just read about, the effect that...

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City of London receives state audit award

The City of London is one of seven municipalities which received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit reports.Ohio Auditor Dave Yost made the announcement Tuesday.The award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:• The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’...

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Pyles to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Douglas) Pyles, of London, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 20, with their family at Cap City Diner.Wayne Pyles and the former Mary Margaret Smith were married on a Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20, 1964 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Myersville, Maryland.Wayne retired from Sears & Roebuck in 1993 and then from Distribution Fulfillment Services in 2000.Mary worked at the US Atomic Energy Commission in Germa...

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County girls soccer teams improving

As the 2014 soccer season nears the midway point the girls teams in Madison County are coming along nicely. The majority of the squads are young and gaining confidence with each passing day.London 10,Briggs 1“Our team has greatly improved since last year, and I am extremely proud of the hard work and effort they have put in during our season so far,” Red Raiders coach Lindsay Williams said.The Red Raider...

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London gets offensive, pounds Northeastern

That’s a little more like it.Those were thoughts of those close to the London High School boys soccer team, following a 9-0 shutout of host Northeastern Tuesday, Sept. 16.The Red Raiders improved their record to 5-2-2 and just as important helped to erase the memory of a recent 2-2 draw against Grove City Christian.“After our poor performance last Thursday and some good hard work done at practice Friday and Monday the boys were eager to get back ou...

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TSC hosting Pet Appreciation Week

Tractor Supply Co., 304 Lafayette St., London, will host family and pet activities at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of Pet Appreciation Week.Held Sept. 17-21, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the joy of owning animals.As part of the main event on Saturday, Tractor Supply will feature pet adoptions through a partnership with, demonstrations on pet nutrition, discounts on p...

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No more excuses: You need a flu vaccine

Even healthy people need a flu vaccine.Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease which affects the lungs and can lead to serious illness, including pneumonia. Even healthy people can get sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time or even be hospitalized. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Pregnant women, young children, older people, and people with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes a...

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Miller receives Hospice Caregiver Award

A Madison County resident was recently presented with the Shoedinger Hospice Caregiver Award.Mary Miller, RN, received the award at the September meeting for the Circle of Friends, a volunteer group for Loving Care Hospice & Home Health.When Loving Care Hospice became established in 1993, Miller was one of the first volunteers. She then became the first paid employee and just last year retired, but still is an active volunteer for the organization, a spokesperson said....

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100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller

Sept. 18, 1914Madison County Democrat — No news for Sept. 18.

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Ensuring clean drinking water

Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal blooms.A high level of phosphorous in the lake is a contributing factor to the algal blooms, and I’ve recently announced funds to help farmers implement conservation practices that reduce phosphorous runoff into the lake. But we must ad...

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I don’t feel creative today

The faucet of creativity seems to be turned off so what should I do?Just do, you don’t have to create, you can just be. Your total being is not wrapped up in being creative. Bodies and minds shut down for a reason. A continuously creative mind without breaks will burn out or burn up all its energy reserves and some of these are connected to one’s life reserves.

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DAR discusses the Constitution during meeting

The Hannah Emerson Dustin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has begun a new program year.The chapter held its monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 8, at the Mills Lounge at the Marysville Methodist Church.Regent Terrie Lewis welcomed all and called the meeting to order. The group recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the Star-Spangled Banner.Chapter secretary Sandra Ostgaard read the minutes. Regent Lewis gave the treasurer’s report.

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By Dean Shipleydshipley@civitasmedia.comTwo sizable entities in the field of Ohio agriculture announced each will commit $1 million for the purpose of ensuring good water quality in Ohio, it was announced Tuesday.The Ohio State University and the Ohio Farm Bureau will each contribute to improving the water resources of the Buckeye state.Speaking to a tent-packed audience attending the vice-president’s luncheon at the Farm Science Review near L...

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Columbus Academy wins MSL boys golf

The Columbus Academy boys golf team won the Mid-State League Ohio Division Post-season Tournament Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Darby Creek Golf Course and also walked away with the overall league crown.The Vikings fired a blistering round of 299 at Darby Creek and easily finished ahead off tournament runner-up Bexley (312). Worthington Christian was third at 327, while London was fourth (328). Grandview was fifth (353) and was followed by Madison-Plains (357) and West Jefferson (363)....

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