Madison Press- RSS Feed Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:40:52 EST 1800 Twenty-five arraigned on drug charges Twenty-five area residents netted in a July 23 round-up of suspected drug dealers were formally charged on Friday with felony offenses. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mom’s making ratatouille from summer veggies I will preface this column by stating unequivocally that I will not knowingly choose to live in the same house with free-range rodents. Trust me on this. I see differences in the Guinea pigs my grandchildren keep as pets versus mice (and their... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Unger chosen as MPHS principal Though Madison-Plains Local Schools had numerous applications for the high school principal's position, the board of education (BOE) Thursday evening chose someone from their own back yard. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Being good sports on vacation See you again in about 30 years.That was the message from my 10-year-old son Reid as he shook hands with Jeff Idelson, current President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum last month in Cooperstown, New York. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Waiting to go home The Fourth of July is a time for food, fun and celebration — which often involves fireworks — but the Independence Day blasts aren't fun for every person and canine. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Madison Press’ print edition has new look The print edition of The Madison Press now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST M-P football visit good for Mount Sterling Dear Editor,I would like to thank Coach Jason Hunt and the Madison-Plains football squad for coming to the Village of Mount Sterling. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Should I stay or should I go? To my fellow world travelers, I have reached the point in every trip where I cannot believe I will be leaving soon. I have come to the point where I could choose to ignore my plans of leaving in 10 days. However, this is not possible. I must think... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST WJ must refund $70K to ODOT$70K-to-ODOT A 2013 state agency accounting error now has the Village of West Jefferson returning a large sum of money back to the state of Ohio that was tied to the Main Street Enhancement Project. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Births Paul Charles Toomey Jr. and Kimberly Alexandra Carnahan, of London, announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Grace Toomey, born Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Madison County Hospital in London. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST How good is the guarantee? This week, I needed to buy a new string trimmer for the yard work around our home. I looked at several brands and finally made my decision based on the warranty of the product. It literally came down to how long the trimmer was guaranteed. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A year older but not that much smarter I think I am in a rut. No matter how hard I work, I do not seem to be getting any further along in life. Could it be that somewhere in my past, I peaked and did not realize it? If so, I wish I knew about it so at least I could have the consolation... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thy will be done In the Lord's Prayer we pray that God's Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. His Will is accomplished perfectly in heaven, but what about on earth? God's Will is also perfectly accomplished on earth. Sin seems to be a violation... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Quarter midgets ‘rule’ at fairgrounds Participants in quarter midget racing's biggest event this week have literally taken over the Madison County Fairgrounds. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murder victim was London native A 51-year-old Columbus woman killed in a murder/suicide this week was a London native. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Eight drug suspects remain in jail Eight of 26 people arrested during Wednesday's “sweep” of suspected opiate dealers and users in and around Madison County remained behind bars on Thursday. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Johnny Be Good: Browns expect Manziel to behave BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny will be good.That's what the Browns expect from Johnny Manziel now that training camp is about to start. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The plague of addiction Once upon a time, drug abuse was something “others” dealt with. Now, chances are pretty good we all know someone affected. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cincinnati bear moves eastward The 2-year-old male black bear that toured suburban Cincinnati in recent weeks to the delight of local residents and reporters continues to move east along the Ohio River, according to state wildlife officials. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Arnett Howard closes out concert series Columbus Jazz artist, Arnett Howard will play at the London Public Library at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 25 as the concert series comes to an end for the year. Howard will thrill the audience with his high energy and multi-facetted performance... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST