Madison Press- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:01:31 EST 1800 Harbaugh mum on reported offer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:49:04 EST Get what you deserve this Christmas “You deserve it!” It must be true — I hear it all the time on TV. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:33:09 EST When it comes to food, play it safe Over the weekend, we did some holiday shopping and stopped at the grocery store. We were out for longer than I anticipated, and we left food in the car for about three hours before we got home. Is that food OK to eat? It was chilly, but... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:33:07 EST Gloria carols and makes Christmas cut-outs Holiday greetings to all!Can it really be true that Christmas is just around the corner? Is 2014 actually coming to a close in a few weeks? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:32:22 EST Birth Jesse Strickland and Traci Yerian, of London, announce the birth of a son, Aiden Glenn Strickland, born Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Madison Health in London.He weighed 5 pounds 14 ounces. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:31:14 EST Underdog card nothing new for OSU’s Meyer COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer's smile said, “You don't know the half of it.” Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:28:02 EST BPU: We need more water “We must have (additional) water to progress.”That was the message delivered by members of the London Board of Public Utilities to a packed city council chambers on Thursday. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:15:11 EST Crackdown on impaired driving coming This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. The Madison County Safe Communities Coalition has a message for those celebrating with alcohol this holiday season: Drive Sober or Get Pulled... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:21:04 EST LoCI escapee captured after 22 years The Beach Boys sang about “getting away from it all” in their 1988 recording of “Kokomo.” But while they're dreaming about a tropical location, Roger Perdue, a former escapee from London Correctional Institution, chose... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:59:04 EST Christmas in a box The U-shaped assembly line moved like a well-oiled machine. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:59:05 EST Stivers to serve on rules, finance committees WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) has been selected to serve on the House Committee on Rules in the 114th Congress. Additionally, Stivers will continue to serve on the House Financial Services Committee. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:04:06 EST Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:15:08 EST Here they come a Waffling True grits.The London High School Band has had a solid reputation of serving up good music for many decades in Madison County.Now they have teamed with a local restaurant to serve up its supporters. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:11:08 EST High School Schedule Friday, Dec. 19Boys basketballWest Jefferson at Worthington Christian, 7:30 p.m.WrestlingMadison-Plains at Waterloo, 4 p.m. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:00:07 EST From armory to daycare Mandy's Daycare has begun operations at a new location, the old London Armory on East Second Street. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:57:10 EST Alder girls down Hilliard Darby Roughly one-third of the way through the season, the Jonathan Alder girls basketball team looks like it will definitely be a contender in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:43:09 EST Wilhelm Award presented to namesake for work on Ohio Barns Friends of Ohio Barns, a statewide nonprofit group, organized more than 15 years ago to promote the conservation and protection of Ohio's barn heritage, has presented Dr. Hubert Wilhelm with an award named in his honor. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:40:07 EST Madison Plains funds go to new bus, furniture The Madison-Plains Board of Education took its first steps toward modernizing the furnishings in its schools.It also drove to make the bus fleet more modern as well. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:33:04 EST Tow, Tow, Tow Nine-year-old Cayden Michael of London visits with Santa Claus outside Merchants National Bank, 279 Lafayette St., in London, on Wednesday night. The Santa visit was arranged by Ed Barker of Barker's Towing/Recovery and Tires. Barker said that... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:31:06 EST ‘Bricks and mortar’ yields cash Despite having to pay back funds to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) in a settlement, the London Academy won't be hurt financially. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:31:05 EST