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Deputies become servers for fundraising effort

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Fifteen deputies of the Madison County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association traded their uniforms and sidearms for aprons, order pads, soft drinks, apple pie and a lot of fun Monday evening.They opted to become servers and bus people at the association’s third annual fund-raising dinner held at Der Dutchman in Plain City. The event raised approximately $1,200 that will help finance the association’s annual food basket Christmas Box program. From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., the association received 15 percent of each customer’s bill.


PC book club discusses fall favorites

The October meeting of the Plain City Book Club was held at the home of Miriam Beachy with Sue Anne Pieroni serving as co-hostess. A delicious pumpkin spice bundt cake was enjoyed by all.The meeting was called to order by President Jane Denhart.Members answered roll call by stating their favorite fall fruit or vegetable. Along with sharing their favorites, members reminisced about trips to orchards and farms.Audrey Kise provided more fabric squares for the mem...

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Fairfield Township seeks levy renewal

Fairfield Township is seeking a five-year renewal levy for fire protection and emergency services.The 4.5-mill levy is projected to raise $136,000 annually and cost $100 for a $100,000 home, according to the Madison County Auditor’s office.

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Hurt-Battelle library seeks renewal

Books are on the ballot in West Jefferson.The Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library is seeking renewal of a tax levy passed in 2009. The levy is projected to generate $279,000 per year.The levy is $46 per year for a home valued at $100,000, according to the Madison County Auditor’s Office.Library director Cathy Allen said the levy accounts for 50 percent of the library’s funding, and is essential to basic operation.“(If the levy fails) we...

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Detrick cast in BalletMet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

COLUMBUS — Alexis Detrick, daughter of Joanne and Lance Detrick of London, has been selected to join the talented cast of professional dancers, students and gymnasts who will perform Gerard Charles’ “The Nutcracker” 15 times during the month of December.From Clara and Fritz to angels and mice, 151 children will share the stage with BalletMet’s professional dancers during its annual holiday production of “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 12-27 at the O...

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100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller

Oct. 23, 1914Madison County Democrat — Mrs. Mary Matheney and Victor Timmons were married, Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride by Rev. Woodrow. They have the best wishes of their many friends.— Miss Lucille Pence, (Mrs. Charles Miller) of Granville, was home on Saturday and Sunday, the guest of her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. W. H. Pence.— Bruce Lewis was elected secretary and treasurer of ...

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Keep seeds cool and dry when storing

What’s the best way to store leftover seed for the following season?Cool and dry are the keys to good seed storage. Often, gardeners enclose seed packets in an airtight jar or plastic container with a shallow layer (or small packet) of silica gel in the bottom to absorb excess moisture. The container can be placed in the refrigerator or in a very cool basement where the temperature is about 40 degrees. Many seeds will maintain their viability for three to fiv...

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OUR VIEW: Make your voice heard

Pumpkins and falling leaves are giving way to pink ribbons. And purple ones. And blue ones.National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Bullying Prevention Month all share the 31 days of October.There’s one other observance on the crowded calendar: Free Speech Week, which started Monday and continues through Sunday. During the same time frame, Madison County residents have the opportunity to cast their ballots early....

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End of the road

London High School senior Conner Osterloh puts the pressure on a Bexley player in Division II Central District tournament action Tuesday, Oct. 21. London was unable to keep up with the talented Lions and fell 10-2. Bexley scored less than a minute into the game and led 9-0 at the half. Bryce Swartz and Nate Newman scored the goals for the Red Raiders. London ended the season with an 9-8-2 record.

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Championship season

The Jonathan Alder Eighth grade volleyball team just finished up a championship season that saw the Pioneers go 19-1 en route to winning the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division regular season and tournament championships. “This was a great group of girls who worked really hard,” coach Cathy Corbitt said. The members of the team are front row from left: Abby Jester, Sydney Beard, Hunter Kaltenbach, Hunter Larison and Sara Cornelius; second row: Sarah Labuhn, Abby Doza, Corrin...

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Auditions sought for Ohio talent competition

A nonprofit hospice organization is seeking auditions for a statewide talent show.Auditions for the eighth annual “Ohio Has Talent!” competition will be held Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 in Van Wert.The top 20 acts will take part in the Feb. 28 Ohio Has Talent! show also held in Van Wert at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. All entertainment talents are welcome — single and group acts — especially those other than singing and dancing, to provide variet...

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Election letter writing tips

Throughout the years, the exchange of ideas through letters to the editor has been the lifeblood of a newspaper’s editorial page.It is important to allow local residents the opportunity to express their opinions about issues and candidates, whether they are contrary to our beliefs or not. This is true especially during election season when some letters are bound to prompt responses and spawn a public debate.There’s an art to composing a well-written election ...

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Letter: Cemetery levy funds are sorely needed

Dear Editor,I wish to clarify and add to the information presented to the Village of Mount Sterling council on Oct. 13, 2014 and subsequently reported in both the Press and Tribune.The Pleasant Darby Union Cemetery has a 1.0 mil levy on the November ballot. If it is passed, the current 0.5 mil will expire.This levy is needed for operation and maintenance of the cemetery and equipment. Two of the mulching mowers need replaced ...

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Madison County Senior Center weekly activities

The Madison County Senior Center weekly activities are:Monday, Oct. 279 a.m. — Chair volleyball9:30 a.m. — Crocheting, knitting and needle crafts10:30 a.m. — Sitting exercise/strengthening1 p.m. — EuchreTuesday, Oct. 289 a.m. — Quilting Class10 a.m. — Bowling at Madison Lanes1:30 p.m. — Rays of Hope Support Group open ho...

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When I look at things

When looking at things, I try to really see them for what they are, what they were and what they might turn into. Sometimes you have to wait on something before you can use it or maybe understand it.

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Letter: Say ‘thank you’ to the Keepers of The Valley

Dear Editor,The Keepers, Pleasant Valley Fire, Station 261, Plain City Fire Rescue, FDPC — no matter what you call them, it all adds up to a team of firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs that are always there when we need them.When we call, they come. They work 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year in all kinds of weather, holidays included.

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Keeper of the Ring

When London High School assistant football coach Diyral Briggs extends his hands out to help a player, one of the first things the high school student notices is Briggs’ right ring finger. On the finger is a diamond-crusted, 2010 Super Bowl ring Briggs earned when he was a back-up linebacker with the Green Bay Packers.The ring, according to Red Raiders head coach Kyle Cutler, is always a conversation starter.“I’ll make fun of him for still wearing that ...

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Little Monster Bash to be held Oct. 29

Scooterbug Boutique and Limelight Photography in London are hosting a children’s costume event, The Little Monster Bash.Families may bring their child in costume to the businesses’ location, 12 W. High St., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 29. The child’s photo will be taken, and guests will be led on a “haunted alley tour.”The costume photos will be shared on Facebook by Limelight Photography for the parents to access.There will also be ...

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