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WJ businesses to host sidewalk sale Nov. 1

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A fall sidewalk crafts and vendors show is being held in downtown West Jefferson.The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the corner of Pat’s Pizza at Chester Street, to the split of State Route 142 and U.S. Route 40.Several business will have sales and door prizes, as well as raffles.More than 25 vendors will crafts, baked goods and antiques will be participating, including Repurposefully Yours, Midnight Creationz, Larry B’s, & Etc., Use it Again, Bambino’s, The Village Antique Treasures & Gifts and the Main St. Thrift eBay Store.Additional parking will be available at Pat’s Pizza, Huntington Bank, FirstMerit Bank, and near the police station.

 

County properties to be revaluated this year

Madison County will be completing a revaluation of all county property values.This revaluation is one of the many statutory duties required of the county auditor’s office, according to Auditor Jennifer S. Hunter.Property values are required to be reappraised every six years with an update of values done every three years in between. The last reappraisal of all property values was done in 2008, with an update performed in 2011, she said.

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JA rolls to fourth straight win

The Jonathan Alder High School football team has officially turned its season around.The Pioneers went 1-3 in the first four games of the year but defeated North Union 21-13 Friday, Oct. 17, to increase their winning streak to four games, including decisive wins over Buckeye Valley (40-14, Oct. 3) and Upper Sandusky (42-0, Oct. 10).“Our defense has been playing extremely well,” Alder coach Brett Glass said. “It was a great senior-led win for us tonight....

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Columbus Academy schools Madison-Plains, 47-13

Madison-Plains had a mission to show that last week’s defeat at Bexley was a temporary setback. But after a solid first quarter, the Eagles found themselves on the wrong side of another rout, losing to visiting Columbus Academy 47-13.The Eagles led 13-7 in the second quarter but made a series of mistakes and got nothing after that.“That’s two weeks in a row that we played very poorly. Top to bottom, it was a poor effort,” Eagles’ coach Jason...

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Bobcats top WJ, 7-2

Milking it for all its worth.Long ago, French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur was saddled with finding an effective way to cure ills.His invention of high heat followed by swift cooling went so well, the universal process now bears his name.The West Jefferson High School football team has had their own pasteurization-type season as the Roughriders have been hot and cold throughout the year.In Friday’s Mid-State League match-up with Gr...

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Raiders fall 20-6

Years from now when the London High School football team is an annual contender for league championships under coach Kyle Cutler, it will look back at games like the one it played Friday, Oct. 17, and laugh.Until then fans are going to have to suffer through the growing pains of building a contender.The Red Raiders (2-6, 0-4) battled visiting Whitehall (5-3, 4-0) for four hard-fought quarters, but came up on the short end of a 20-6 decision.

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Waterfowl hunting opportunities extended for locals

Waterfowl hunting dates and bag limits for the state’s 2014-15 season are set, following action by the Ohio Wildlife Council on Oct. 15.Once again, Interstate 70 marks the line between north and south hunting zones, giving Madison County hunters extended opportunities to bag ducks, brant, mergansers, coots and geese.The Ohio Division of Wildlife divides Ohio into three migratory game bird hunting areas: north and south zones, as well as the Lake Erie marsh zone....

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Reweigh results in lesser sentence

A second weighing of evidence resulted in a London man’s plea to a lesser charge Friday in Madison County Common Pleas CourtCorey Rice, 29, of London, pleaded guilty to a count of drug possession. Rice was charged with possessing 20.2 grams of cocaine, which is a second-degree felony.The evidence was reweighed on request of the defense, and weighed 19.6 grams, which is a third-degree felony.A different analyst at the Bureau of Criminal Investigation weig...

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Lions pancakes stacked to give family wheels

What do a Super Bowl team member, a local service club and a stack of pancakes have in common?All three are volunteering their time and talent to help out a local family in need.The London Lions will hold a benefit breakfast for the Fletcher/Anders family from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 25 at Madison Senior Living, 351 Keny Blvd.For a donation of $6, breakfast will be pancakes (all you can eat), sausage and beverages. All proceeds of the breakfast will be ...

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LHS boys advance; WJ girls fall

The task was steep, but West Jefferson girls soccer coach Jason Phillips knew his Lady Roughriders would be up to the challenge.Facing the top-seeded Grandview (15-0-2) on the road with a spot in a district semifinal on the line, Phillips knew his team would give its best effort Thursday, Oct. 17, against the Bobcats. The Roughriders (10-5-3) did just that, battled to the very end in what turned out to be a 2-0 defeat that ended their season.

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MCH holds Ebola drill

Staff members at Madison County Hospital participate Friday in a drill to prepare in the event that Ohio has a confirmed case of Ebola. The drill was conducted by the hospital’s designated Ebola Preparedness Team and was held in conjunction with emergency department nursing staff, according to a MCH spokesperson. The drill focused on the patient screening process, patient isolation procedures, application and removal of personal protective equipment, and the use of telephone notificatio...

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LPD hires three auxiliary officers

London City Council met for its regular meeting Thursday, Oct. 16. Business during the brief meeting included:• The police department has hired three new auxiliary officers during the previous weeks, reported Chief Dave Wiseman. Those individuals are Timmeka Jackson, Michelle Leza and Emily Breece. The department is also in the process of hiring two full-time officers, which will bring full-time officer staffing levels up to 17, Wiseman said.

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Enforcing trade laws to support businesses

When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1 billion in exports supports nearly 5,000 domestic jobs. And in Ohio, more than one quarter of our state’s manufacturing jobs rely on exports.

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Upcoming Halloween events

Halloween-related events are being planned locally.• The annual children’s Halloween party, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the West Jefferson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7005, 1 Veterans Way, West Jefferson.There will be games and refreshments. Don’t forget to wear your costume.To make reservations call Jeannie at 614-209-2567.Later that evenin...

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Gloria adores her mom

Hello to one and all!This week I would like to introduce you to someone who means a lot to me, someone who has played one of the most important roles in my life (that is besides my husband). I have many friends who are very near and dear to me, but this particular person has probably done more for me than anyone else ever has. You guessed it! It’s my dear mother (Dorcas Raber). Little did I know or was even able to fathom what my parents have done for me until I had a child o...

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A Las Vegas vacation in retrospect

Everyone should do something wild and goofy from time to time, if only to have something to talk about for the next five years. This is a philosophy with which my children are very familiar.My usual vacation preferences revolve around family and friends, quiet getaways and a chance to relax. Las Vegas isn’t a spot that ordinarily would pop to the top of my list. The opportunity for a week immersed in the Las Vegas culture presented itself when daughter Ingrid, son-in-law Gary...

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United Way’s 2-1-1 connects people to community

Everyone at some time in their life, needs a little help.United Way’s 2-1-1 has been helping people find the resources that they need for more than 25 years.The program is among a select group of organizations that has been accredited by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), one of only 130 accredited 2-1-1’s in the United States.Accreditation is recognition of excellence in information and referral services after successful comp...

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Sheriff’s deputies host fundraising dinner

Dinner is served … by your sheriff’s deputies.A fundraiser for the Madison County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (MCDSA) will be held at the Amish kitchen Der Dutchman in Plain from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20The buffet-only dinner will cost $13.99.Deputies will serve the tables. A portion of the dining check, bakery and gift shop items purchased will go to MCDSA charity work in the county.MCDSA is made up of 100 full t...

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