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The Buckeye state needs your help.Help is needed to slow down, if not stop, the spread of invasive species. They take the form of plants, insects and yes, even mammals.At the Farm Science Review on Thursday, extension educators not only talked about these undesirable “creeptures,” but also encouraged, not only control/eradication on a personal level, but also enlist others in the fight to control them.Lucas County Extension educator Amy Stone was joined by colleagues to talk about invasive species — and there are many. In fact, one wall of the huge tent was devoted to invasive species. Called the “the wall of shame,” large posters illustrated the species which need to be controlled.

 

West Jefferson homecoming court

The 2014 West Jefferson High School homecoming court are from left: Josie Hume, Alyssa Jacobs, Taylor Bowman, Madi Phillips and Haley VanHook.​​ The homecoming game is Friday, Sept. 19, at West Jefferson vs. Madison-Plains football game. The queen will be crowned about 6:35 p.m.

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HSMC offering $2K reward in animal cruelty case

Due to the generosity of several community members, a local humane society is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction for those responsible in a West Jefferson animal cruelty case.Betty Peyton, director of the Madison County Humane Society, said Thursday evening the board has agreed to give $500 toward the reward. Then, two community members stepped forward to contribute. One individual has agreed to give $500 and another $1,000.Both ...

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You don’t know what you don’t know

The Farm Science Review was held this week, and for the first time in 15 years, I participated in it.All of the other years, I dreaded the event. Thousands and thousands of cars coming into Madison County can make for really long traffic jams and I always had to figure out a route around it for those days. This year, representing a biological manufacturing company, I am an exhibitor, right smack dab in the middle of it. And for about nine hours a day, I talked to farmers and explai...

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Honor your father and mother

Most people think of the commandment to honor their father and mother as a commandment for children. None of the commandments were limited to “some” of God’s people. Our life long goal is to keep all of the commandments. All of our lives we will still be children of our parents, whether they are living or dead.When we are young, the commandment enjoins us to be obedient to our parents and other authorities. It requires respect for elders, teachers, and leaders in ...

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Upcoming church events in the community

• Family and Friend Day will be held at the Center Street Church of Christ in Christian Union, 180 W. Center St., London at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. There will be special music, drama, and a devotional by Pastor Lee Stanley. The theme is “Joy for the Journey.” A meal will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited.• St. John’s Lutheran Church, 380 Keny Blvd., London, children’s Sunday School will kick off at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, S...

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Saint Joseph Catholic Church celebrates 150 years

Saint Joseph Catholic Church is celebrating its 150th (Sesquicentennial) year in 2014.Located at 670 W. Main St., Plain City, the church continues as a Eucharistic Community whose mission is to be “Saints Alive” by knowing, loving, and serving God through Piety, study, and action, a spokesperson said.

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Planting trees and shrubs in the fall is good

Every fall, the garden centers seem to push trees and shrubs for fall planting. Is this actually a good time to plant, or is it just a way for them to sell more plants?

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WJ police recover suspicious plants

West Jefferson Police executed a search warrant on Brookdale Drive Thursday based on a tip of marijuana plants being cultivated in the backyard.Three potted plants were seized as well as one plant that was planted in the backyard.West Jefferson Police Chief Terry Ward said the scent of the plant was noticeable from outside the house.Though the plants have been recovered, Ward said the lab results would indicate whether they were marijuana.“It&...

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M-P: Report card moving in right direction

By Dean Shipleydshipley@civitasmedia.comEfforts taken in Madison-Plains Schools to improve testing scores is showing some results, administrators told the Board of Education (BOE) Tuesday evening during its regular meeting.Curriculum Director Karen Grigsby gave a brief explanation of the recently released report card from Ohio Department of Education. Overall, it shows the district is improving and moving academically in the right direction, she said....

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London Police reports

Friday, Sept. 5 Police responded to West Center Street about 7:40 p.m. where a man allegedly attempted to take his ex-wife’s car without a driver’s licence, or permission. The ex-wife sat in the car until police arrived.According to the report, the man took the keys out of the victim’s hand. The suspect said he did not have the keys and did not know where they were.The responding officer said it was clear the suspect was high...

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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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Democratic candidate touts farming background

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 fif...

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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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