Madison Press- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:03:36 EST 1800 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 Stivers to serve on House Rules and Financial Services 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. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:46:07 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 Manziel looking for better showing BEREA — One game. One hard-to-forget, miserable game Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel would change if he could. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:31:04 EST Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sprint informed NASCAR it won't extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:55:10 EST Sounds of the season On Sunday, Dec. 14, Madison County Arts Council presented its annual holiday gift to the community with Sounds of the Season. Vocal and instrumental performers entertained the audience gathered at London's First United Methodist Church. Among... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:34:07 EST Naughty is as naughty does During this time of year, I make it a practice to stay away from the kitchen area as much as possible. This past week, I do not know what I was thinking, but I went into the kitchen to pour myself a cup of coffee. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:31:13 EST The meaning of Christmas The word “Christmas” is a contraction of “Christ's Mass.” The focus was upon celebrating the birth of Jesus by attending Mass. For many Catholics, the highlight is attending Midnight Mass. While there is no evidence that... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:31:12 EST Dickens’ Christmas mystery For fun Christmas reading this season, I highly recommend John Grisham's “Skipping Christmas” or Maeve Binchy's “This Year It Will Be Different.” For a more thought-provoking read, however, I suggest Charles... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:31:11 EST Look at people through the eyes of love How many times have you looked at someone, and because of the way they dress, or the way they spoke or the way they lived their life, you pretty much made up your mind to either not like them or to not be friends with them? We're told that we... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:31:10 EST I love loosies and the people who sell them The cops who ganged up on Eric Garner, got him into a chokehold, and mashed his face into the sidewalk didn't intend to kill him. They intended only to show him who's boss on the streets of Staten Island — and show him in a way he... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:31:08 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.Saturday, Nov. 29 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:29:10 EST Tatman chosen for London Academy board London resident Wayne Tatman was approved Monday evening to fill the vacancy on the board of directors of London Academy. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:25:06 EST