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Council approves sale of Armory; adds $35K to parks and rec budget

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London’s historic Armory at 15 E. Second St. will soon be home to Mandy’s Day Care, following action by city council on Thursday, April 17.Council members approved a 10-year land contract to sell the 84-year-old former military installation to Henry and Mandy Comer for $66,000. The Comers own Mandy’s Day Care, now located at 55 S. Oak St.Under terms of the land contract, the Comers will pay 4 percent annual interest and assume responsibility for taxes and insurance. Title will transfer on April 1, 2024.The sale amount includes all exercise and sports equipment in the building. The city’s rental agreement with a low-frequency radio station in The Armory transfers to the Comers.


Easter brunch made easy with delicious make-ahead egg casserole

Plan an Easter gathering everyone can enjoy with a make-ahead menu that includes crowd-pleasing brunch casseroles packed with everyone’s favorite flavors and leaves you plenty of time to spend with the family.“Combine all-star breakfast ingredients like eggs, bacon and cheese into a single dish in this Cheesy Bacon & Egg Brunch Casserole, seasoned with ground mustard and nutmeg,” said Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens. “The best part about this rec...

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West Jeff, London win; eye upcoming showdown

There was no letting up for the West Jefferson softball team as it stepped outside of the Mid-State League Ohio Division to play a good Division I softball squad in Whetstone Thursday, April 18.West Jeff had been red-hot at the plate heading into the non-league tilt and the Roughfiders (7-2, 5-0) continued their torrid pace as they scored 14 runs, collected 11 hits and thoroughly dominated the host Braves (4-4) in a 14-0 run-rule shortened game.“The girls played wo...

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Roughriders top Academy, move into tie for league lead

The West Jefferson baseball team finds itself tied atop the Mid-State League Ohio Division standings after an impressive victory over Columbus Academy Thursday, April 17.The Roughriders (9-3, 5-1) dumped the Vikings 7-2 to grab a share of the league lead.“We knew going into the game that they are a very strong team, their pitching is what we were really worried about,” West Jeff coach Jason Bogenrife said. “But you know we take the attitude of we’...

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Otterbein Equine Dressage Team named Reserve Champion at National Championship

WESTERVILLE — Otterbein University’s equestrian team finished as the Reserve Champion team at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championship horse show held on April 12-13 at Averett University in Danville, Va. Coach Kari Briggs also received the Teresa L. McDonald Coach of the Year Award.The team consisted of senior Julia Spatt of Castle Rock, Colo., at First level with a second-place finish; sophomore Kailey Giancola of Jordan, Minn., at Upper Training...

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Now with Pens’ attention, Jackets prep for Game 2

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t feel they’re doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.“It’s not about missed chances, or feeling sorry about it,” goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky said at Thursday’s optional workout, 13 hours after falling 4-3 in Pittsburgh.The Blue Jackets had 11 skaters appear in their very first playoff game. Yet ...

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Hear history on Seeburg at Mt. Sterling museum

The Mt. Sterling Museum has a new sound.Listen for Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Elvis and more.The museum received a donation of a 1961 Seeburg jukebox from local resident Danny Crawford. He and his wife were downsizing their collection of “stuff.” Crawford thought if it were in the museum, more people could enjoy it.He had been negotiating the donation to the museum since it was managed by the late Denny Morris. Morris’ passing put the process ...

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Here’s what to do with those ‘rabbit’ eggs

The spring holidays, whether Christian, Jewish or secular signify renewal, freedom from oppression, a rebirth of sorts. They are partially a celebration of all the best things about the season.For Christians, Easter signifies the resurrection of Jesus and His subsequent ascendance into Heaven — a time of rebirth.

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