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Man dies after going overboard at Deer Creek

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A 53-year-old man fishing on the lake at Deer Creek State Park died Monday afternoon of an apparent medical condition after bystanders said he fell overboard his boat.The man was apparently fishing alone in a fiberglass boat when a 911 call was placed, according to Eileen Corson, spokesperson for Ohio Department of Natural Resources. She said at least two calls came in from bystanders who saw the man fall overboard, climb back inside the boat, and collapse inside the vessel.Corson said good samaritans on shore observed the man in distress, waded out from shore approximately 80 yards and towed the boat to shore to administer CPR.Corson said a medical helicopter was called to the Mount Sterling-area park, but the man was not transported.

 

Wharton visits Madison County Fair

Scott Wharton, candidate for U.S. Congress from Ohio’s 15th District, chats with Alicia Ferguson, Madison County Fair Queen’s Attendant, about her upcoming entrance to the ROTC program at Miami University. Wharton is a Gulf War veteran.

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Murder suspect shoots himself during standoff

Following an overnight standoff with authorities at the Econo Lodge at the I-71/U.S. 35 intersection in Fayette County, a man wanted for murder in Hocking County attempted to take his own life Monday morning inside of the motel room by shooting himself in the head.

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H.E.L.P. House to provide back to school supplies

The H.E.L.P. House Community Outreach will provide backpacks and school supplies for area students in kindergarten through eighth grades from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16.Parents and guardians of children in need can register for school supplies at the H.E.L.P. House during open hours beginning the week of July 21.The H.E.L.P. House is currently accepting donations of backpacks and the following school supplies:• Plastic supply boxes̶...

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Authorities bust LoCI drug ring

A London Correctional Institution (LoCI) inmate and another former inmate ran a national heroin and cocaine trafficking ring from their Madison County prison cells, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil.During a July 18 press conference, Neil outlined day-to-day operations of the ring that involved current inmate Cesar Llamas, 38, and former inmate Jorge Palacios Gamez.Llamas is currently serving eight years for drug trafficking and racketeering in Franklin Count...

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Eades proposes tax agreement with Cleveland

The City of Cleveland would collect delinquent London income taxes under an agreement proposed by Mayor Dave Eades on Thursday.Eades told city council members Cleveland’s Central Collection Agency (CCA) provides income tax services to 68 other municipalities throughout Ohio and offers an alternative to services by the Ohio Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA).RITA representatives approached council in recent months with a plan to assume all London income tax collec...

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Sheriff: Time to renew 911 levy

It’s time to renew the 911 levy.Madison County Sheriff Jim Sabin on Monday brought that fact to the county commissioners’ attention during their weekly meeting. It is a .8-mill levy which raises $614,264 annually.Sabin said the amount raised by the levy “is close to the annual expenditures.”“It’s a good use of taxpayer funds,” Sabin said. “We’ve been able to upgrade the system and have one of the better sys...

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Plain City flushing hydrants next week

The Village of Plain City Water Department will begin its bi-annual flushing of the village’s fire hydrants next week.Flushing will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 through Aug. 1. Hydrant flushing is necessary to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes. Flushing is also done to test the hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available for fire operations.Flushing stirs up sedime...

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Of bare feet and lightning bugs

Usually at some point in the summer I receive some inspiration to write about my old adventures on the farm. Summers were usually pretty good, no school, maybe some Little League games, plenty of farm chores to keep you busy and some down time to have plain old fun.This past weekend was yard sales weekend in Georgetown. My son had a house full and three or four families pitched in on his big sale. One of my many jobs for this big sale was to help keep track of the granddaughter. Th...

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21st annual quilt show Aug. 28-31

The Goodtime Quilters Guild of Circleville will be hosting their 21st annual quilt show on Thursday, Aug. 28, Friday, Aug. 29 and Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 E. Mound St., Circleville.The quilt show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will be over 150 quilted items on display. The featured master quilter is Beth Starkey-Hill.There will be hourly door prizes, raffle quilt, food, d...

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Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told The Associated Press on Friday.It is unclear if the group would eventually want to move the NFL team to Toronto. The club is on the market after Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson died in March.The three people spoke to The Associ...

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Pinson could bolster Tar Heels’ perimeter defense

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Theo Pinson knows how to guarantee himself a significant role as a freshman at North Carolina — play defense.The 6-foot-6 swingman arrived this summer to help fill the Tar Heels’ need for backcourt depth and bolster UNC’s defense on the perimeter, where opponents blistered the Tar Heels in last season’s final two games.“You just have to worry about making the right play and playing defense at all times,” Pinson...

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NFL preseason watch: New coaches, star rookies

NEW YORK — It’s time to climb out of the pool, put down that frosty drink, discard the shades and fire up the high-definition TV.The NFL is back.Some training camps open this weekend, and the first preseason game is Aug. 3, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If it seems like the Texans just ended the draft by taking Mr. Irrelevant (defensive back Lonnie Ballentine of Memphis), well, it was only two months ago.Players, coaches and front office staffs...

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Dalton Cunningham

Dalton Cunningham, 11, of London, a member of the Fairfield Rascals 4-H Club, won first place lamb showmanship, top three in junior division and fourth place overall in showman of showmen at the Madison County Fair with his sheep, Bruce.

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2014 London Rib and Jazz Fest line up announced

The 2014 London Rib and Jazz Fest Committee has announced the line-up for the 2014 Rib and Fest.Friday, Aug. 111 a.m. to 1 p.m. — The Ukulele Cowboy Society1:30-3:30 p.m. — The Drifter Kings4-6 p.m. — Space for Rent6:30-8:30 p.m. — Johnny Mack and the Heavy Weights9-11 p.m. — Mojo...

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Friends group to hold bicycle tour at Rib and Jazz Fest

Day Two of the London Rib and Jazz Fest, Saturday, Aug. 2, will feature an activity that will justify taking that second helping of ribs: A bike ride.There’s nothing like a long bike ride, some 35 miles, to burn calories, speed up metabolism and generally make a bicyclist hungry for a meal. The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails (FMCPT) are happy to provide such an event.The ride will depart from the site of the Rib and Jazz Fest on Second Street between Ma...

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Fair has positive energy

The 125th anniversary edition of the Madison County Fair featured a revived fairgrounds with new buildings and fresh paint on most of the remaining structures. A positive energy swirled about the grounds as fresh sponsorial support bubbled up and spread over the in-town fairgrounds.Dusty Parker, ag society president, said he heard “a lot of positive comments on the look of the fair.” He felt those positives outweighed the negatives, “if there were any.”...

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West Jefferson police pedal on

The West Jefferson Police Department has a new tool to patrol the village, survey large public events and maintain a high, personal profile with area residents.Thanks to a specialized statewide training session, officers Josh Jacob and Mallory Wise are now patrolling the streets, alleys and parks of the village on bicycles.The pair took part in the police bike training class held June 2-6 at Ohio Wesleyan University. The Delaware Police Department and the International P...

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