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National Night Out returns to West Jeff

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The Village of West Jefferson is expanding its participation in a national program that tries to build neighborhood camaraderie and crime prevention awareness.The village is once again partnering with the Target Corporation for grant support and physical assistance for National Night Out. The event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the grassy area in front of the village swimming pool on Inwood Road.

 

ShockBox helmet sensors in at Madison-Plains

The quarterback shouts signals to his teammates so they know the play called. There’s another signal which will come from the heads of the Madison-Plains football players this season, and it will be sent to the sidelines.Sending that signal will be the ShockBox impact indicator, a high-tech device which fits neatly into the helmet’s crown. Held there by fabric fastener, the device sends a signal to the team’s training staff if a player sustains a sharp enough blow...

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Major drug sweep

Rain wasn’t the only thing coming down in Madison County on Wednesday morning.Officers from five law enforcement agencies swept through London, West Jefferson and outlying communities with warrants to arrest 31 suspected drug dealers and users.Law enforcement officials initially expected to pick up as many as 34 people, based on recent developments.“Operation Bases Loaded” topped a four-month investigation by the Madison County Drug Task Forc...

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Birthday and anniversary to be celebrated

The family of RJ (Rollan) and Paula Lynn are hosting a celebration for RJ’s 80th birthday and his and Paula’s 50th wedding anniversary.Friends and family will be gathering from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at Madison Lake, at the shelter on the beach side.Please bring your own drinks. Meal not provided. Come all and help us celebrate.

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West Jefferson Homemakers study forgiveness

The West Jefferson Homemakers met at the home of Connie Little for their July meeting. Attending were Irene Yates, Liz Harper, Joanne Thomas, Blair Wooddell, Wanda Parks, Sue McDowell, Nancy McNabb and Joann Feen.Liz Harper, president, led everyone with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and the Homemaker’s Creed.Minutes of the previous meeting were read and the treasurers report was given by Wanda Parks. A vote was taken for possible donations. The group voted t...

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Counting down to football

Front from left, senior Seth Jones and junior Hayden Thompson; at back, junior Zane Foucht and senior Ben Martin take time out from the London Football Summer Camp to point out the countdown time until the London vs. Urbana home opener for the Red Raiders. Head Coach Kyle Cutler says that London has used seven of its 10 allotted summer camp days to prep for the start of two-a-day practices on Friday, Aug. 1. The Red Raiders open with the Hillclimbers on Friday, Aug. 29.

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Introspective views

Looking inside ourselves for a fresh view of the outside, we all make up our own worlds. How we see things, how we feel about the things we see. The trouble is that we don’t let others into our worlds. They are private. We do not want others to share our truth so we become isolated by our own choices.

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London Public Library events

The following is a list of programs offered by the London Public Library:Magnets — At 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 explore the world of magnets with a COSI educator. Learn about poles, create a maglev train, and feel electromagnetic forces.Ballon Mystery Magic — At 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 join Erica Carlson and Sedgewick the hedgehog as they uncover the mystery of balloons.The London Public Library is l...

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Major drug sweep

Rain wasn’t the only thing coming down in Madison County on Wednesday morning.Officers from five law enforcement agencies swept through London, West Jefferson and outlying communities with warrants to arrest 31 suspected drug dealers and users.Law enforcement officials initially expected to pick up as many as 34 people, based on recent developments.“Operation Bases Loaded” topped a four-month investigation by the Madison County Drug Task Forc...

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100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller

July 24, 1914Madison County Democrat — Mrs. Daniel Priest of Columbus, was called here by the sickness of her aunt, Mrs. James Chambers. (Daniel Priest had a cooper (barrel making) business on Pennsylvania Avenue along side of the railroad tracks in the late 1800s. Much oak timber was cut north of town and lumber and barrels were shipped out on the railroad.)— Prof. E.L. Porter, superintendent of West Jefferso...

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Circleville man identified as victim at Deer Creek

The man who died on Monday at Deer Creek Lake has been identified. He is John M. White of Circleville.White was in his fishing boat Monday afternoon when he was stricken with what has been described as a medical incident. Nearby observers apparently saw White in distress and waded out to assist.According to a report from Matt Eiselstein of Ohio Department of Natural Resources, several “Good Samaritans” assisted White by returning him to his craft after he had...

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Births

Ruth Valencia, of Washington Court House, announces the birth of a son, Kaden Leovardo Valencia, born Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Madison County Hospital in London.He weighed 10 pounds 1.2 ounces.Justin Guy Coffey and Alleisha Rachell Whited, of London, announce the birth of a daughter, Amyah Rachell Coffey, born Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Madison County Hospital in London.She weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces.Maternal g...

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Veteran pleads guilty to assault, fleeing

A disabled military veteran who led authorities on a high-speed chase along westbound U.S. Route 40 last year pleaded guilty this week to fleeing and assault charges.James P. Shannon III, 40, of West Jefferson, who served in the Persian Gulf War and suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, pleaded guilty in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Monday to failure to comply and aggravated assault in connection with a series of incidents in May 2013.An additional charge ...

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Clock tower shot at moment in time

Madison County commissioners Paul Gross, left, and David Dhume, and Reagan Gross stand with a limited edition photograph of the clock tower of the Madison County clock tower. The photo, the ninth of 20 printed, is signed by the photographer, Hermann Chenoweth, who took the photo in 1986. The photo was given to the commissioners by Dave Wheatley.

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Meet me in the middle

Bethany Feustel, left, of Delaware, and her Wright State University chum, Anna Talbert, of Kettering, found a spot in London to meet, have lunch (at Ronetti’s) and take a walk on the Prairie Grass Trail on Tuesday. Feustel said after looking up London online, she found it to be in the middle between their two residences. A group of coneflowers in the foreground give the shot its pink shading.

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Burglary ‘fence’ sentenced to community control

The former Urbana woman who acted as a “fence” for a burglary ring that included her 20-year-old daughter was sentenced to two years of community control on Tuesday.Debra L. Riley, 54, pleaded guilty in Madison County Common Pleas Court in January to multiple counts of receiving stolen property as part of a plea deal with the prosecutor’s office.On Tuesday, visiting Judge Robert D. Nichols ordered Riley to undergo random drug tests and pay $9,729 in res...

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Humane Society offering reward for vandalized mailbox

The Humane Society of Madison County (HSMC) is offering a reward of $300 for information leading to arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalizing the organization’s mailbox.The humane society’s mailbox was set on fire Tuesday, July 8 or Wednesday, July 9, said Betty Peyton, shelter director. Staff members are currently viewing parking lot cameras, which also capture the road traffic, she said.The HSMC is located outside West Jefferson on Plain Ci...

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Allstate Exteriors gives to Rockin’ on the Run

Allstate Exteriors served as a “Hero Donor” and recently donated $2,500 to Rockin’ on the Run. Present for the check presentation were, from left, Rockin’ on the Run members Dodie Winebrenner and Erica Beathard, vice president Ashley Winebrenner, and Allstate Exteriors owners Lynna Mullins and Joe Mullins.

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