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Tolles’ turf and landscape students compete nationally

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Tolles Career & Technical Center’s Sports Turf and Landscape Management students recently competed at two events—the National Collegiate Landscape competition at Colorado State University and the Ohio FFA State Nursery and Landscape Contest—and walked away with strong finishes at both.


Jeffers powers Golden Eagles to first baseball victory

There’s nothing like playing a heated rival to bring out your very best.The Madison-Plains baseball team entered its match-up at London Monday, April 14, winless and need of a confidence boost. The Golden Eagles had played teams close here early in the season, held leads in half of their games, but had been unable to make the necessary plays down the stretch to secure victory.That all ended in emphatic fashion as the visiting Eagles (1-7) got big hits when they nee...

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NCAA urges schools to discuss pitfalls of unions

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA contends that unionization by college athletes could lead to fewer scholarships and championships as well as a drop in academic support and career counseling.In a set of talking points issued to school leaders late last week, college sports’ largest governing body urged school leaders have a unified voice on the topic that could dramatically alter college athletics.This document includes some traditional points of emphasis for the NCAA...

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London Middle School musicians excel

Several London Middle School vocal and instrumental students attended the Ohio Music Education Association solo and ensemble contest on Saturday, April 5, held at Westland High School.Receiving Superior ratings (I, the highest given) on instrumental solos were Sadie Large, Leila Oswalt, Danielle Bechtel, Julie Adkins and Lily Marriott.Additionally, the London Middle School Saxophone trio, comprised of Oswalt, Collin Thompson, and Thomas Eagle also received a superior on ...

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Jesus lived in a police state

“There is no evidence that Jesus himself openly advocated violent actions. But he was certainly no pacifist. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I have not come to bring peace, but the sword.” (Matthew 10:34 | Luke 12:51).” ― Reza Aslan, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”Those living through this present age of SWAT team raids, police shootings of unarmed citizens, roadside strip searches, and inv...

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Tolles partnering with Jonathan Alder Jr. High

Jonathan Alder Junior High School will partner with Tolles Career & Technical Center next year to offer classes in engineering, manufacturing and information technology, following action by the Alder board of education on Monday, April 14.School board members approved an agreement aimed at preparing Alder students for “meaningful career pathways,” beginning in seventh grade. The Tolles board is expected to approve the agreement in coming weeks.Alder curriculu...

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Save your quarters

The Run for Hope team will host a quarter auction from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the West Jefferson United Methodist Church, 36 S. Center St., West Jefferson.Food will be available, including brisket sandwiches.All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.For more information, call Donna Hockenbery at (614) 879-6551.

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Roderick C. Pounds Jr. and Saebra L. Cox, of London, announce the birth of a son, Royal Cashmere Pounds, born Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Madison County Hospital in London.He weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce and has five siblings, Leroy Page, 8, Shalyn Cox, 6, Roderick Pounds, 9, Rikkia Pounds, 13, and Regan Pounds, 7.Maternal grandmother is Lynn Cox, of West Jefferson.Paternal grandparents are Roderick C. Pounds Sr. and Pamela Pounds, of Columbus....

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