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Stanley plans expansion

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Stanley Electric is planning a major expansion which is expected to bring 150 new jobs to London.The business is in the early stages of the proposed expansion. The automotive parts supplying company wants to build a 600,000 square-foot manufacturing facility on a tract of land near its current location on High Street (State Route 142).To make the project move forward, Stanley has requested tax incentive from London City Schools (LCS) and the City of London. The tax measure the company is seeking leaped its first hurdle Monday evening.


BizFest! to celebrate Union County innovation

MARYSVILLE — To recognize and celebrate the contributions that businesses and entrepreneurs make to Marysville and Union County, officials are launching a new community event known as BizFest!Scheduled on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 9, the event is a celebration of local business, entrepreneurialism, and innovation that will feature a number of fun and exciting events recognizing the accomplishments of our local business community.

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OSU’s offense is rolling

COLUMBUS — Coaches. They’re never satisfied.After Ohio State rolled up 710 yards against Cincinnati last week, Urban Meyer had a question for Ohio State’s offense.“Coach Meyer was asking, ‘You got 700 yards, why didn’t we get 800?’ offensive tackle Darryl Baldwin said. “We did a lot of good things on offense but we know we can do even better than that.”

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Husted’s office coming to London

The Secretary of State’s office will take questions and provide information to Madison County residents during their office hours.The local stop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 10 at the London Public Library, 20 E. First St.In addition to making voter registration forms and election information available, representatives will be on hand to answer questions and distribute materials to those interested in learning more about the other functions of the offi...

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Lions improve Pastime Park

On Saturday, Sept. 13, seven members from the Plain City Lions Club and one member of the Milford Center Lions Club reworked the existing walking path in Pastime Park, adding an additional 30 feet to the pathway. Plain City Lions Gary Hay, Gary Gibeaut, Bob Merkle, Dave Montgomery, and Milford Center Lion Dave Metcalf, Bruce Cornett, Chick Foust, and Jim Mitchell provided and operated the equipment to complete the work. Mitchell and Cornett are improving and extending the walking path at Past...

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London band alumni night Oct. 10

Former members of the London High School Marching Band are being welcomed back for homecoming.Alumni night will be held Friday, Oct. 10. All former London High School alumni band, flags, rifles, majorettes and drill team members invited to participate.Practice will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the band room. Prior to the game there will be an FFA tailgate if any alumni would like to come eat dinner with the band before the game.For more infor...

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Investing in manufacturing and innovation

In Ohio, and across the United States, manufacturing is helping to lead our economic recovery. Manufacturing has a larger multiplier effect than any other industry. For every $1 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy. Ohio manufacturers are some of the most competitive in the world and workers are innovating right on the shop floor.To make manufacturing’s recovery permanent, we must support American workers, shifting away from an “innovate here, m...

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Before cosigning a loan, know the risks

Shakespeare probably said it best: “Neither a borrower, nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend.” Four hundred years later, people still wrestle with whether or not to help out a loved one by loaning them money or cosigning a loan.Perhaps you want to help your kid qualify for a better student loan rate or assist your widowed mom with refinancing her mortgage. Before you cosign anything, however, make sure you understand the risks involved.H...

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MCH to host Race for Recovery Oct. 11

Madison County Hospital will host its second annual Race for Recovery from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the London High School track, 336 Elm St.“The purpose of the event is to bring awareness to both Physical Therapy Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month in order to promote healthy living prevention, hope and recovery,” said Myah Thies, director of Therapy Services at Madison County Hospital. “In Madison County, we have an extremely high inciden...

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Raiders sets their goal toward a cure

The London High School varsity girls soccer team will host Goal for a Cure on Thursday, Oct. 2 at London High School. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. against Mid-State League opponent, Grandview Heights.In order to raise money for breast cancer awareness, team members sold T-shirts to classmates, school staff and the community. They also sought donations from local businesses such as pledges for each goal scored during the game.

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Immigrant pleas to possession

An illegal immigrant from Mexico pleaded guilty to drug possession Tuesday in Madison County Common Pleas Court.Erick Cardenas, 25, was indicted in October, 2013 for possessing cocaine.Cardenas’ proceedings were delayed because of a deportation hearing. A Spanish translator assisted Cardenas with communication during the hearing.His sentencing hearing is currently scheduled for Dec. 9.Brandon Semler can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 161...

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WJYAA goes Pink

The West Jefferson Youth Athletic Association (WJYAA) is inviting members of the community to come out to Converse Park in West Jefferson on Saturday, Oct. 4, to help the organization support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.WJYAA will be hosting a complete day of youth football in the “Go Pink” celebration starting at 10 a.m. and running until 9 p.m. All football players and cheerleaders will be wearing pink.

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Eagles’ state dream comes true

For many high school athletic teams lofty preseason goals are nothing more than glorified dreams.Talk of state tournament participation and winning state titles can often be filed away with winning the lottery and one day being able to fly like a bird.But for the select few, those goals are very real and often attainable through hard work and dedication.The Madison-Plai...

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South Walnut Street railroad crossing to close

Some London drivers will need to find another route during the coming days.The railroad crossing on South Walnut Street will be closed from Oct. 3 to Oct. 10, as the railroad company completes repairs.The company will be bringing up the crossing to street level, said Steve Hume, the city’s safety-service director.Several crossings throughout the area will undergo repairs, Hume added. The Cherry Street crossing is currently undergoing maintenance....

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MP tops London 40-7 in JV action

The Madison-Plains Golden Eagles JV football team defeated the London Red Raiders Saturday, Sept. 27, by the score of 40-7.Cameron Near opened the scoring for the Eagles with a 1-yard touchdown run. Near also scored two-second quarter touchdown’s on runs of 10 and 6-yards. Plains’ Cody Redding also scored a third quarter touchdown on a 33-yard run.London finally got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter on a 5-yard pass from Garrett Warner to Aaron Cremeens...

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Mt. Sterling changes Trick-or-Treat date

The Village of Mount Sterling will hold its Trick-or-Treat event from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1. The date was approved by the village council in a special meeting held Monday evening.The council chose to revisit its first time slot on Oct. 31, after a release of the dates suggested by the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Council (MORPC) were released.However, the council did not select the MORPC-approved date of Thursday, Oct. 30, for 2014.

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October is Energy Awareness Month

COLUMBUS — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and Ohio Development Services Agency are partnering to increase awareness of energy efficiency during Energy Awareness month.Throughout October, the agencies will provide tips on reducing energy costs as well as information on energy assistance programs.“It is important that consumers are aware of ways that they can better manage their energy consumption,” PUCO Chairman Thomas W. Johnson stated. ...

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Tracking heroin deaths

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine met with Ohio coroners, law enforcement and health officials Tuesday in London to discuss ways to better track and classify drug-related deaths.The individuals who make up DeWine’s Overdose Prevention Task Force (OPTF) met for the first time at the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).“I just felt that the best way to get on top of this thing and actually get something done was to get everybody in a room,” DeWin...

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