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Jones opens RJW America Inc.

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Ralph Jones had a dream.He believes if you want your dreams to come true, don’t sleep.Ralph Jones’s dream is to provide trade training for anyone who’s lost a job of an unskilled nature in a factory. It took a while, but Jones held a grand opening of the RJW America, Inc. Wednesday morning at its location at 117 S. Main St., London.RJW America Inc. is a nonprofit organization, Jones said in a release.He’s targeting the factory worker, who worked on an assembly line, and has been laid off.“After the unemployment runs out, they have no trade to fall back on,” Jones continues.


Elliott different from Hyde, but that’s OK

COLUMBUS — Comparisons are inevitable at Ohio State.From the day he was recruited out of St. Louis in a spirited battle with Missouri, the alma mater of both his parents, Ezekiel Elliott was supposed to be the next Carlos Hyde, the next Beanie Wells, the next big thing at running back.While Elliott is a different type running back than Hyde who does different things, he appeared to send a message last Saturday night that he is ready to assume Hyde’s role as t...

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LHS stays league perfect

Creatures of habit.One of the fears of any coach is when his/her team comes across a lesser-skilled opponent, the squad will deviate from its usual way of executing and ‘play down’ to their athletic adversary.All season long, London High School volleyball coach Darrell Eades has reminded his players that the secret to success is consistency, no matter the match-up.His Red Raiders took those words to heart and made quick work of an over-matched Whit...

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Langermeier is ‘in the middle of everything’

Linebacker T.J. Langermeier and the Capital University football team thought they knew exactly what was coming when the Crusaders played host to Wilmington on Sept. 20. Last year, the Quakers had displayed a pass happy offense that gained over 355 yards through the air in a 25-21 loss to Capital.The five-foot-11, 205-pound senior quickly found out Wilmington was going to try something new this time around. The Quakers decision to rely on their ground game was met with mixed results...

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Athletic Bexley will test WJ

The high school football season is officially past the halfway point in the regular season and the West Jefferson Roughriders are just now getting their footing.“We’re continuing to grow,” West Jefferson coach Shawn Buescher said. “Our inexperienced guys are starting to find themselves, they’ve got some good reps under their belts and are starting to string things together.”West Jeff snapped a three-game losing streak last week with a ...

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End of season banquet

The London Middle School Club Golf Team recently held their end of season banquet at Cappy’s. The golf team consists of fifth through eighth graders from London and other districts. The team is coached by Susan Thompson and practices at National Road Golf Course in West Jefferson. Front row from left are: Cade Smith, Caleb Hughes, Nate Bell and Kayla Clinger; second row: Hayden Mitchell, Andy Fullmer, Briannah Hughes and Bella Swindall. Absent from the picture were Ashton Anders and Aid...

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Upcoming events at Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library

Upcoming events at the Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library:Halloween Costumes — Halloween costumes are available to anyone during the month of October.Flu Shot Clinic — Flu shots provided by The Madison County/London City Health District will be available at the library from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3. Patients should bring insurance and pharmacy cards.Sunflower Tole Painting — At 10:3...

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100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller

Oct. 2, 1914Madison County Democrat — West Jefferson High School Notes — The Junior Class will render the following program: Song, class; original story, Carmen Hambleton; book review, Rachel High; recitation, Edna Huff; magazine review, Herbert Kell; biography, Mary McCoy; current events, Lester White; anecdotes, Mabel Olney; debate, Elsa Schmidt, Robert Dietsch, Etta Solomon (Chenos) and Theodore Woodrow; song, class. ...

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FitzGerald admits missteps, focuses on issues as campaign winds down

LIMA — Despite a 22-point deficit in the polls, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is determined to continue to make his case to voters in the final weeks leading up to November’s election.Part of that effort was spent Wednesday morning at The Lima News, meeting with local editors as well as editors from other Ohio-based Civitas Media newspapers.“My philosophy in running for governor or any governmental office has been the same,” he ...

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Respecting Life this October

October is traditionally observed as Respect Life Month in Catholic churches across America. Since the practice began, countless other denominations, faiths, and people of good will have come together each year to take a stand for the cause of life.Here in Madison County, we are blessed to live in a county and state that generally upholds the culture of life. Prevailing pro-life public opinion has produced our pro-life General Assembly. And strong pro-life leadership from our curre...

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Child and teen cancer in Ohio

A recent report on cancer affecting children and adolescents in Ohio, released by the Ohio Department of Health, holds multiple key findings. The types of cancer, risk factors, incidence and survival probability differ from those that develop in adults.

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County golfers come up short

It wasn’t hard to tell which of the two Madison County high school boys golfers competing in the Division II district tournament held Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Apple Valley Golf Course, had been in that pressure-packed environment before.The more than 20-shot difference between the two told you all you needed to know about how much experience. London junior Ethan Drummond posted a round of 84 to tie for 48th-place, while West Jefferson sophomore Drew Womble struggled to finish wi...

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West Jefferson and the curfew siren

West Jefferson residents are familiar with the loud, sweeping sound of the nightly curfew siren. The alert has stopped generations of village residents for decades, alerting them to go home.What many don’t know is, how did the siren get there?The curfew siren was once used throughout the country in small towns, but has remained as a routine evening signal in the village. Its current purpose is to alert those under 18 that they should no longer be out and about. The...

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When you have an original painting

With an original painting, what do you really have?To some people, you have something you like to hang on your walls. To others, you have something pretty to decorate with and to some it is merely a financial investment. But what is really there? Canvas, paint, frame and a special part of that artist. You have something the artist thought worthy of their time and effort. Yes, we all know and realize this as basic to having an original work of art.

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Open house for Knaub Saturday

Rachel (Cultice) Knaub will celebrate her 105th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 380 Keny Blvd., London.It will be hosted by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Jim Penix, of London; grandchildren, Jim Penix Jr., of London, Teri, of Columbus; great-granddaughter, Mika; and great-great-granddaughter, Kealee, of Spencerville.No gifts are requested. She loves cards.All relatives and friends ...

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Retirees meet for September gathering

President Sylvia Hildreth called the September meeting to order and welcomed 34 people and particularly those who were attendees for the first time or hadn’t been to the meeting for awhile.Each person identified themselves and told where they had retired from. She introduced her husband, Jim Hildreth, who presented the video “Connector Readiness for 2014” made available through Ohio Public Employee Retirees Inc. Discussion followed the video concerning what might ...

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Ohioans warned of payment scam

COLUMBUS — Columbia Gas of Ohio is warning its customers to beware of a telephone scam that has surfaced in several areas in Ohio over the past few days.The scam is apparently targeted at both individual customers as well as small businesses. A caller claiming to be from Columbia Gas informs the customer that they owe money from their past bill and must pay immediately or face termination of service. Business owners are instructed to make the transaction by purchasing a money...

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CPR, first-aid classes offered at MCH

CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Madison County Hospital for the public and health care providers. Classes are held in the Park Avenue Medical Building, 55 Park Ave., London.Recertification class — This class is for individuals who have been trained in CPR/BLS (Basic Lifesaving) within the last two years. Cost is $50 per person. Skill checks are $25 per person.Classes will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, Tuesday, Oct. 28, Thursday, ...

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