Madison Press- RSS Feed Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:34:28 EST 1800 McIlroy refocuses as PGA Tour returns to Ohio AKRON — The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Council: Use of leg trap ‘reprehensible’ The Village of Plain City is considering requiring residents to hire professionals for nuisance management after discovering a local man is setting out leg-hold traps in his yard to capture squirrels. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams CHICAGO — As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder:What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST London librarian erects ‘Little Free Library’ Librarian Jack Phoenix is taking his librarian profession to another level.He's thinking “little.” Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Speeding, littering complaints heard at council Too much speeding, littering and mown grass in catch basins.Mount Sterling resident Bobi Little brought those three concerns before the village council Monday evening. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dunk a dignitary at the London Ribs and Jazz Fest Various local dignitaries will be at the London Ribs and Jazz Fest this weekend waiting to be dunked in the Dunk Tank.The “Dunk a Dignitary” schedule includes:Friday, Aug. 1 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bead Deamons shooting for success The Bead Deamons Youth Trapshooting Team of the Madison County Fish & Game Association wrapped up its 2014 season with two first-place finishes in the Advanced Intermediate Division of the Fairfield Club's invitational shoots in Harrison in May... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murphy completes residency program Plain City resident Dr. Amber Murphy has completed her OBGYN residency program at Riverside Methodist Hospital and will be joining Specialists in Women's Health Care, located in Dublin and Westerville. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mullet inducted as a collegiate scholar Jacob C. Mullet, of Plain City, has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Special’ deputies provide more than reinforcement There are deputies with the Madison County Sheriff's Office who are termed “special.” It's not because they're volunteers; it's because of why and what they bring to the community and law... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST U.S. Marines push Golden Eagles to new heights It doesn't matter whether or not it says it on the calendar but last week was the last week of summer vacation for high school sports athletes. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Backpack and school supply giveway The West Jefferson United Methodist Church, 36 S. Center St., is having its annual backpack giveaway from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, for students in the area of West Jefferson and Galloway within... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Something new at London Rib and Jazz Fest The London Rib and Jazz Fest continues to add new attractions to keep the two-day event fresh.Spokesperson Amy Rees said new food and entertainment vendors are coming to the festival. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST DAV’s ‘Forget-Me-Not’ Days steps off Madison County commissioners, from right, David Dhume, Mark Forrest and Paul Gross each drop a dollar in the donation can held by Dave Beekman, Commander of Chapter 93 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) as chapter member Icle Davis, left, looks... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hayes picked as JAJH’s new principal Jonathan Alder Junior High's new principal is Plain City resident J. Clint Hayes, 36.Board of education members hired Hayes at a special, early morning meeting on Monday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners commend law enforcement In response to the city and county law enforcement's drug sweep of last week, the county commissioners on Monday issued an informal commendation of their efforts to impede drug trafficking in Madison County. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Gospel Road stops at Fairhaven All roads lead to Fairhaven School.Last week, Gospel Road — a group of Columbus Dioceses Catholic-sponsored youth who spend their summer helping others — made their way to Madison County. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fresh veggies from the garden is a highlight Editors Note: Lovina Eicher has decided to no longer write The Amish Cook column. I wish her well in life's challenges and opportunities ahead and feel blessed to have spent so much wonderful time with the Eichers. 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 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