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Council: Use of leg trap ‘reprehensible’

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The Village of Plain City is considering requiring residents to hire professionals for nuisance management after discovering a local man is setting out leg-hold traps in his yard to capture squirrels.One of the main concerns is that the man’s home on the 400 block of South Chillicothe Street is within close proximity to Plain City Elementary School.“It’s sad that we have to have this discussion,” councilwoman Leslie Perkins said during Monday’s regular meeting. “Our concern is [this man’s property is] near the school — kids are in his yard, meter readers are in his yard, domestic animals are in his yard. It’s just not the right thing to be doing in the Village of Plain City.”


McIlroy refocuses as PGA Tour returns to Ohio

AKRON — The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind.McIlroy had plenty of fun with golf’s oldest trophy after his wire-to-wire win in the British Open. He celebrated with friends in England, took the jug out for a night on the town in Belfast with his buddies, and brought it with him when he returned home to Florida. And yes, it’s with him at Firestone this week at the Bridgestone Invitational.“I’...

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Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams

CHICAGO — As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder:What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize?No need to wonder anymore. The old BCS system is out. A four-team playoff to determine a national champion is being implemented this season, and that could open some more opportunities for the Big Ten and the other four power conferences....

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London librarian erects ‘Little Free Library’

Librarian Jack Phoenix is taking his librarian profession to another level.He’s thinking “little.”Phoenix’s full-time job has him at the London Public Library. But at his home, in an apartment complex off of Lafayette Street, Phoenix has erected a Little Free Library (LFL).The LFL is an organization whose mission is to erect tiny libraries of books in various spots in a community. Phoenix learned about the concept at littlefreelibrary.o...

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Speeding, littering complaints heard at council

Too much speeding, littering and mown grass in catch basins.Mount Sterling resident Bobi Little brought those three concerns before the village council Monday evening.Concerned about safety on Columbus Street, Little said those who appear to be driving over the posted speed limit “are repeaters.” She said she’s observed as many as “five in a row” driving what appears to be over the posted limit.Little expressed the concern because...

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Dunk a dignitary at the London Ribs and Jazz Fest

Various local dignitaries will be at the London Ribs and Jazz Fest this weekend waiting to be dunked in the Dunk Tank.The “Dunk a Dignitary” schedule includes:Friday, Aug. 15 to 5:45 p.m. — Common Pleas Court Probation Officer, J. Ryan Tobin6 to 6:45 p.m. — Linda Granger (London Municipal Pool)7 to 7:45 p.m. — Municipal Court Probation Officer, Josh Clifton8 to 8:45 p.m. — Lo...

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Bead Deamons shooting for success

The Bead Deamons Youth Trapshooting Team of the Madison County Fish & Game Association wrapped up its 2014 season with two first-place finishes in the Advanced Intermediate Division of the Fairfield Club’s invitational shoots in Harrison in May and June and a third-place in the Ohio Scholastic Clay Target Program competition on June 16.Coach Marie Dradt said team practice began in February. The 14 members then participated in seven invitational, zone and state competitions be...

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Murphy completes residency program

Plain City resident Dr. Amber Murphy has completed her OBGYN residency program at Riverside Methodist Hospital and will be joining Specialists in Women’s Health Care, located in Dublin and Westerville.Murphy will start seeing patients in the office on Aug. 4, and appointments can be scheduled at (614) 659-9519.She is a 2003 graduate of Jonathan Alder High School, a 2006 graduate of Otterbein College and a 2010 graduate of The Ohio State University Medical School....

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Mullet inducted as a collegiate scholar

Jacob C. Mullet, of Plain City, has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).He graduted from Jonathan Alder with honors, played basketball and several scholarships and honors. His parents are Marianne Cooper and Alfred Mullet.“NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievements. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects...

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‘Special’ deputies provide more than reinforcement

There are deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office who are termed “special.” It’s not because they’re volunteers; it’s because of why and what they bring to the community and law enforcement.Similar to a reserve unit, these 120 deputies are members of the Madison County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.Its legacy goes back to 1965 when the unit was formed to assist the sheriff’s office in helping keep the peace in Madi...

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U.S. Marines push Golden Eagles to new heights

It doesn’t matter whether or not it says it on the calendar but last week was the last week of summer vacation for high school sports athletes.No school doesn’t start up for another few weeks or so, but with the start of high school sports seasons officially coming next week, that makes this one the dreaded week of serious conditioning.At Madison-Plains High School the football program affectionately refers to it as “Hell Week” and coach Jason Hun...

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Backpack and school supply giveway

The West Jefferson United Methodist Church, 36 S. Center St., is having its annual backpack giveaway from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, for students in the area of West Jefferson and Galloway within Madison County.School age students kindergarten through 12th grade will be provided with school supplies, new socks and underwear. Parents may pick up school supplies for absent children.Backpacks will be given to students tha...

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Something new at London Rib and Jazz Fest

The London Rib and Jazz Fest continues to add new attractions to keep the two-day event fresh.Spokesperson Amy Rees said new food and entertainment vendors are coming to the festival.“The festival gets bigger, busier and better every year with more people attending and more vendors and artists wishing to participate,” Rees said. “Going to a two-day event enabled us to expand the festival to accommodate all of the interest. We also felt that extending th...

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DAV’s ‘Forget-Me-Not’ Days steps off

Madison County commissioners, from right, David Dhume, Mark Forrest and Paul Gross each drop a dollar in the donation can held by Dave Beekman, Commander of Chapter 93 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) as chapter member Icle Davis, left, looks on. The chapter’s drive, Forget-Me-Not Days, to assist disabled veterans will begin later this week and run through mid-August. In London, look for DAVs at the Speedway location on U.S. Route 42 near I-70 on the the following dates: July 31,...

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Hayes picked as JAJH’s new principal

Jonathan Alder Junior High’s new principal is Plain City resident J. Clint Hayes, 36.Board of education members hired Hayes at a special, early morning meeting on Monday.Hayes replaces Chris Piper, who resigned in June to become superintendent of Triad Local Schools in Champaign County.Most recently, Hayes was assistant principal at London Middle School for two years. He also served as Alder’s junior varsity baseball coach in 2008.London...

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Commissioners commend law enforcement

In response to the city and county law enforcement’s drug sweep of last week, the county commissioners on Monday issued an informal commendation of their efforts to impede drug trafficking in Madison County.In the commendation, David Dhume, speaking for the commission said, “Opiates and heroin are a huge problem. We need the task force investigating and arresting these folks. The efforts of the task force … are worthwhile.”

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Gospel Road stops at Fairhaven

All roads lead to Fairhaven School.Last week, Gospel Road — a group of Columbus Dioceses Catholic-sponsored youth who spend their summer helping others — made their way to Madison County.The contingent of approximately 200 teenagers were accompanied by adult supervisors and performed community service work at more than 30 sites throughout Madison, Franklin and Union counties.

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Fresh veggies from the garden is a highlight

Editors Note: Lovina Eicher has decided to no longer write The Amish Cook column. I wish her well in life’s challenges and opportunities ahead and feel blessed to have spent so much wonderful time with the Eichers.Nothing lasts forever. And in the media business, personalities come and go. “Regis and Kathy Lee” becomes “Regis and Kelly,” which becomes “Kelly and Michael.” Personalities change, but shows can stay the same. The Amish Cook col...

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