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Man charged with dumping body remains in jail

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One of two Columbus-area men charged with dumping the lifeless body of London resident Jordyn L. Hollingsworth in a ditch in early July remains behind bars.Corey Roberts, 24, is in the Franklin County Jail under a $15,000 surety bond.Roberts and co-defendant Nicholas McCord, 22, were indicted by the county’s grand jury on July 17 on charges of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and abuse of a corpse, a fifth-degree felony, according to court records.Roberts pleaded not guilty at a July 21 arraignment before Judge Stephen McIntosh. No arraignment is scheduled for McCord, who is free on a signature bond, records showed.

 

Be The Church to take place Aug. 10

On Sunday, Aug. 10, Plain City will again celebrate its annual Be The Church Sunday. Of course we are called to be the church every day. This outward sign is a witness and an opportunity. The many service projects will witness to the compassion of the church for all her brothers and sisters.There will also be an opportunity to share across denominational lines. We serve one Lord. Plain City United Methodist Church Pastor Blaine Keane frequently mentions how edifying it is that the ...

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50th wedding anniversary to be celebrated

Frank and Doris Dixon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 18.They were married in 1964 at the Methodist Church in Mount Sterling.He worked for 24 years at Asarco in Columbus and retired in 2001 from Stanley Electric in London.She worked for 21 years at RG Barry and retired in 2004 from Sears.They have four children, Brenda Robins (Jim), Diana Coffman (John), Jerry Dixon and Douglass Webb. They have six grandchildren and sev...

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Births

Tracy Underwood Jr. and Ashlie Taylor, of Columbus, announce the birth of a daughter, Chloe Jayne Underwood, born Monday, July 14, 2014, at Madison County Hospital in London.She weighed 9 pounds and has a sister, Aubrey, and a brother, Colten.Maternal grandparents are Sandy Taylor, of Columbus, and Mathew Taylor, of London.Paternal grandparents are Kim Root and Tracy Underwood Sr., of Plain City.Maternal great-grandfather is Bill Ta...

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Manziel battling playbook, Hoyer in first NFL camp

BEREA, Ohio — Johnny Manziel has quickly learned his college days — on the field anyway — are over.Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Browns, Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.He’s doing all he can in the classroom to grasp Cleveland’s offense, but the former Heisman Trophy winner is finding that once he’s behind center, everything is moving faster than expected....

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Just how good is the guarantee?

It broke.Yep. It broke. Remember last week, I told you I needed to buy a new string trimmer for lawn work around the house and I had spent quite some time in a garden store looking for the right one? I had narrowed the decision down to two models, and finally chose one based upon it’s 5-year warranty. I thought if something is guaranteed for five years, it has to be OK, right?Not necessarily.I had not completed even half of the trimming needed around our...

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Things I have learned in my lifetime

In celebrating my recent birthday, I found myself caught up in a case of nostalgia. I never imagined I would really get this old. Not that I am old, mind you, but I have reached the point in life I never thought I would when I was younger. Had I known I would get this old, I would have saved some of the energy I wasted during my teenage years.How was I to know that as you got older your supply of energy began diminishing?

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McClelland ‘going home’

The spacious room was clearly in take-apart status. A bookshelf stood empty, but boxes, stacked nearby were filled with volumes.A group of four-by-six-inch photos, with colored backs, were placed on the corner of Sue McClelland’s desk. They were photos of children she had taught while she was youth minister at First United Methodist Church in London.A sort through revealed some of those children had moved from church youth group to college. But McClelland laughed h...

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Feedback invited on health department’s emergency response plans

One week after the Sept. 11, 2001 al-Qaeda terrorist attacks, letters with anthrax powder were mailed to several news outlets and two U.S. Senators’ offices. These bioterrorist acts killed five people and made 17 others sick. They made thousands of people fearful that white powder found in their homes, cars or public buildings might be anthrax. Many called their local health departments for help. Nearly every health department in the country took these calls and sent employees to look i...

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100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller

July 31, 1914Madison County Democrat — Dr. W. L. Olney has purchased the property of Supt. E. L. Porter on Center Street and will move to same in the near future. (Dr. “Lester” W. Olney was born in 1880 and at first was a teacher in 1900 in West Jefferson. In 1907 he married his wife Bessie and was doctoring in West Jefferson by 1910. He died around 1928 and Dr. J. W. Hurt took his place. Bessie died in 1968 at age...

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Big Ten sets sights on powerful Ohio State

CHICAGO — For just a moment it was a different Urban Meyer. He was agitated and a little uncertain.After standing up at the end of two hours of interviews at a table at the Big Ten football media days on Tuesday, he thought he had lost his cell phone.But the crisis was quickly resolved when it was pointed out he had put it into his suit coat pocket and then removed the coat sometime during the interviews.Meyer refers to Ohio State’s back-to-back lo...

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Sharing the experience

A clean blank sheet of paper. A place to put down your thoughts. Some fear the blank page or the white canvas of a painter. But if you are a basically creative person, you don’t fear much, you just jump in and see what kind of mess you can make. And yes, sometimes you just end up making a bigger and bigger mess and I’ve done it more than a few times. After you have made your mess then you can get down to the essence of your creativity.

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London Gridiron Club holds fundraiser

The fledgling London Football Gridiron Club held its second fundraiser, a golf outing and pig roast at the National Road Golf Course near West Jefferson, on Saturday, July 19.About 15 teams, made up of 60 local residents, participated in the event. Backing came from 45 sponsors, according to D.J. Jones, the club’s spokesperson.“We’re getting behind the new head coach (Kyle Cutler) and the football program,” Jones said.A “meet the ...

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Quarter midgets create giant appetites

A racing event held in London last weekend had a positive effect on local restaurants, owners reported this week.The Eastern Grand, the biggest national event put on by the Quarter Midget Racing Association, had a “grand” presence in town. Quarter midget racing is a family activity and after a day of racing, families are hungry and looking for a place to eat.And eat they did.The Madison Press polled some local restaurants, all of which rep...

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Tibbals back at LoCI

New London Correctional Institution warden Terry Tibbals is glad to be back.It’s been a while since the first time, 1999, when he was a deputy warden of special services, but it’s obvious from the smile on his face that Tibbals, 49, is happy to be in the top position. He took over from Deb Timmerman Cooper, who retired earlier this month.Tibbals is now in his 28th year in the field of corrections. He looks forward to working with the staff of LoCI, which he r...

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Cruisin’ Plain City

The 12th annual Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In, presented by Bob Chapman Ford, is returning to the village streets with a new date.The show, which includes collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles from around the Midwest, will take place Saturday, Aug. 23 as opposed to the first weekend in August, as has been done in the past.From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. vintage vehicles will line Main Street and Chillicothe Street in Uptown Plain City. Cruise-In-goers will be able to take a ...

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Cat returns home two years after disappearance

Calleigh the Cat is back on her Arbuckle Road porch, following a two-year absence that’s a mystery to her owners - the Downing family.“It’s amazing to me,” said Tonya Downing. “We thought she was dead.”Calleigh wandered onto the Downings’ property in 2010 from parts unknown. To say she was a feral (wild) cat is a misnomer since she seemed pretty tame and immediately adopted Mark, Tonya and their three children.Calleigh...

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Methodist Church rummage, bake sales next weekend

The First United Methodist Church in London is holding its rummage sale and bake sale fundraiser Aug. 7 to 9.The sale will be held in the church’s basement. The address s 52 N. Main Street.A special sale will be held Aug. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. Guests may fill a bag for $5.Volunteers are needed each day until the day is completed. Also, volunteers with trucks are needed Monday, Aug. 11 to deliver leftover items to charities.The bake sale will b...

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