Madison Press- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:02:41 EST 1800 Baking for the humane society Dottie the miniature dachshund garners a head massage from Carla Braner, right, and the attention of Cathy Leistikow, left, and the dog's owner, Denise Nibert, center. Nibert just bought the big box of buckeye-decorated sugar cookies, held by... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:34:04 EST Revitalizing American manufacturing and innovation One of my most important jobs is to advocate for working families in Ohio. Middle-class families have felt squeezed by the number of jobs going overseas, especially in the manufacturing sector. A report released last week from the Economic Policy... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:30:18 EST Alder bowling picks up pace The Jonathan Alder boys bowling team improved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference play Tuesday, Dec. 16, after sweeping a MOAC tri-match played at Marion Blue Fusion Lanes. The Pioneers defeated Marion Harding (2,274-2,221) and... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:07:04 EST Swifty may become Shell station The former Swifty gas station on Lafayette Street in London may soon be a self-serve Shell gas stop and convenience store. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:06:07 EST Plains girls improve to 4-1 There aren't going to be many teams the Madison-Plains boys basketball squad will face this year that will be as athletic as the bunch it faced Thursday, Dec. 18, at Whitehall-Yearling. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:05:07 EST 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