Madison Press- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 1 Feb 2015 02:10:13 EST 1800 Less than one week to file petitions A total of 24 individuals have taken the first steps to run for office in the City of London or as West Jefferson mayor. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:06:35 EST Romans dismisses civil case The Madison County man suing Ford Motor Company for the death of his wife and two children motioned to dismiss his civil case Friday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:33 EST Jury: Man guilty of ‘hitting a lick’ A Madison County jury found a Plain City man guilty of “hitting a lick” Friday, as he was convicted for burglary and receiving stolen property. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:26:32 EST Mt. Sterling buys land for water plant Mount Sterling village council approved on Friday purchasing 11.37 acres of land to re-site the new water plant. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:41:35 EST Catholic schools week Students from St. Patrick School in London work on a corporal works of mercy bulletin board project in their pajamas during national Catholic schools week (Jan. 25-31). For this project, students were assigned a saint, charity and each's works... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:51:31 EST Stock up and plan for snow day lunches My children always eat their breakfast and lunch at school. Money is tight, and we don't always have extra food on hand, which is a problem when school is canceled at the last minute because of the weather. I don't want my children... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:55 EST Friendly flat rock and pizza pockets I first met Gloria and Daniel Yoder back in 2011 on a hot — brutally hot — summer day in their rural southern Illinois settlement when I was working on writing “Amish Cooks Across America.” What struck me immediately about... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:54 EST Rotary Club gets quizzed Members of the London Rotary Club were quizzed by a group of high schoolers this week.Five representatives of the London High School Quick Recall Team attended Thursday's meeting, held at the Madison County Senior Center. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:06:32 EST ODNR director’s focus is improving parks DARKE COUNTY — The Ohio Department of Resources is focusing its attention on improving state parks, oil and gas safety and regulation as well as the quality of the state's water. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:51:32 EST Farmers experiencing tax increase When local farmer Dennis Wilt opened the envelope with his property tax bill this month, he was surprised to see the number staring back at him. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:46:31 EST WJHS student places in essay contest Mitch Denes, a senior at West Jefferson High School, finished in sixth place in the Voice of Democracy essay contest in the VFW's District 11. The district had about 700 entries for the contest. He will receive about $350 in scholarship funding... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:36:34 EST London police reports EDITOR'S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested or cited by the London Police Department. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Tuesday, Jan. 13 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:36:31 EST Alder gets geographic National Geographic Bees were held at three Jonathan Alder Schools in January. The winners will get a crack at a $50,000 scholarship if they can advance to the national bee. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:31:33 EST Family facing cancer gets financial help BELLBROOK — Rick O'Grady has been a City of Bellbrook maintenance worker for the past 16 years and was a Bellbrook graduate. He has dedicated his career in helping to make Bellbrook the best it can be. He is married to Rochelle and enjoys... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:01:33 EST For sale: One lying bathroom mirror I confess that I am not at my best early in the morning prior to my bathroom ritual. As far as I am concerned, the bathroom is a sacred place of refuge before facing the world. It is a place where I can prepare myself to meet the world as well as... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:31:34 EST 30 years on the bench When a policeman or postal worker stops Judge Glenn Hamilton in the grocery store and thanks him for putting their lives on the right track back when they were 16, the judge knows he has a great job. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:06:33 EST An icy start Law enforcement crews and towing services stayed busy Thursday morning as a glaze of ice covered everything. Most of the accidents reported were “slide-offs,” apparently due to driving too fast for slippery conditions. Road signs along... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:06:32 EST Freedom is not free On Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day, we publically recognize that our freedoms have come at a great price and we thank those who paid that price. The personal price of freedom is our responsibility. When freedom is exercised responsibly,... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:41:32 EST So much to do, so little time How many times have you faced the situation where you had so much to do and so little time to do it in? Whether it was a daily schedule, a weekly schedule, a monthly schedule or a yearly schedule — you didn't have the time to finish?... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:31:33 EST WJ man pleads to OVI A West Jefferson man pleaded guilty to a single count of OVI Wednesday in Madison County Common Pleas Court. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:11:31 EST