Madison Press- RSS Feed Mon, 25 May 2015 15:11:18 EST 1800 Remembering the fallen The flags fluttered with intensity in Monday's strong wind as the annual Memorial Day service began throughout Madison County. Mon, 25 May 2015 14:36:32 EST Birth announcements James Dixon and Shannon Miller, of Mechanicsburg, announce the birth of a daughter, Emery Hope Dixon, born Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Madison Health in London. Mon, 25 May 2015 14:31:33 EST Protect yourself from identity theft Many of the clients we see at the health department have come in to purchase their birth certificate because they have either lost or had their purse or wallet stolen. They need their birth certificate in order to purchase their replacement drivers... Mon, 25 May 2015 14:31:31 EST West Jeff ‘s Rev. Glade to retire A beloved West Jefferson reverend is retiring…again.West Jefferson Rev. Glade May was honored for 16 years of ministerial service to the village during a recent West Jefferson Village Council meeting. Mon, 25 May 2015 13:06:31 EST B-C pushes way past West Jeff, claims title Two highly questionable calls in one half inning prevented the West Jefferson High School softball team from possibly winning a Division III Central District title Friday evening. Fri, 22 May 2015 22:31:32 EST City employees may receive bonuses instead of raises Department heads working for the City of London may receive a one-time $1,300 bonus this year in lieu of a salary increase. Fri, 22 May 2015 18:06:31 EST Ranking Urban Meyer’s ‘top 15’ Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer once said when he was a commentator at ESPN that he always liked to make a list of his top 15 players on the roster, and then do everything he could to be sure each made an impact. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:56:33 EST Family duet to echo ‘Taps’ The Memorial Day service in West Jefferson will have a special feature to toot its horn about.For the first time, a man and his granddaughter will conclude the ceremony at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with echo “Taps.” Fri, 22 May 2015 16:51:38 EST Pool opening delayed The London pool is slated to open Saturday, May 30 — a week after its anticipated first day. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:36:34 EST High School Schedule Saturday, May 23SoftballNo. 2 Jonathan Alder vs. No. 5 Granville at Pickerington Central in D-II Central District final, 1 p.m.Track Fri, 22 May 2015 16:11:31 EST JA prepares for district final rematch The Jonathan Alder softball team is getting the same opponent in this year's Division II district championship game that it got a year ago, but it's definitely a different team. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:06:32 EST A salute to military families Each May, we take time as a country to celebrate our veterans, lifting them up for all the sacrifices they have made for the freedoms we have. And doing so is the good and right thing. We wouldn't be the country we are without them. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:41:42 EST Hall of fame inductees George Peyton, London High School class of 1981, left, and Clayton Burke, London High School class of 1989, were among the 2015 inductees into the London City Schools' Fine Arts Hall of Fame. Also inducted were: Angela Cain Crawford, London High... Fri, 22 May 2015 15:01:33 EST Awaken your senses in downtown London I was driving to work through downtown London Friday morning when I first saw the new veterans banners — the long-discussed, much-anticipated, Veterans Memorial Drive banners — hanging on the city street poles. Fri, 22 May 2015 14:36:33 EST Madison County Real Estate Following is the real estate transactions from the Madison County Recorders Office for the week of May 12-18.Warranty DeedsTuesday, May 12 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:31:41 EST Celebrate sweet summertime with sweet corn Another school year is coming to a close — fast. Fri, 22 May 2015 14:31:37 EST Amish treasure hunt and homemade strawberry crisp “Grandpa's are coming!” “Grandpa's are coming!” Fri, 22 May 2015 14:31:32 EST Boy Scouts place flags on graves Boy Scout Troop 873, of Plain City, placed flags on graves at Forest Grove Cemetery on Tuesday, May 19. This was the troop's 13th year of assisting the veterans with placing the flags. From front row from left are: John Carter, Joe Kinsley and... Fri, 22 May 2015 14:01:31 EST DAR chapter recognizes Vietnam vets A new flag commemorating veterans of the Vietnam War will be flown in London's Bicentennial Park, thanks to a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Thu, 21 May 2015 17:41:31 EST Grandparents ‘school’ elementary pupils One hundred forty-three Plain City Elementary students interviewed grandparents on Thursday to get a feel for local history of 50-plus years ago. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:06:36 EST