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Wasserman steps down as London football coach

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Jerry Wasserman has logged a whole lot of miles pacing up and down the sidelines of high school football games over the last 50 or so years, the last eight at London High School.Those strolls, and father time, however, have finally caught up with the longtime coach as he announced earlier this week to his team that he’s resigned his coaching position.The coach’s mind is still sharp as ever, but he admits that it’s his body that’s preventing him from going any further.“The biggest problem is my back,” Wasserman said. “I’ve been having a lot of trouble with my back. I’ve limped around the last couple years and I just decided it was time.


West Jeff topples London ace Carey in 9-4 win

Just how well is the West Jefferson baseball team swinging the bats these days? They just pounded the ball to the tune of 17 hits against one of the best pitchers not only in Central Ohio but the entire state.The Roughriders (10-3, 5-1) banged around London starter and Bowling Green State University signee Zac Carey in a 9-4 victory over the host Red Raiders (3-9, 1-5) Monday, April 21.West Jeff coach Jason Bogenrife knows how good the standout Carey is and knows how imp...

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London may remove five traffic lights

Five traffic lights within the City of London are likely on their way out, based on recommendations of a recent study.Safety-services director Steve Hume said legislation authorizing removal of traffic lights from five intersections will come before city council on May 1. Stop signs will replace electric signals at all five intersections.“All will become two-way stops,” Hume said.Signals slated for removal are located at:• East Hig...

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Driven to distraction

We’re all guilty, but not necessarily as “charged.” Maybe some of you HAVE been charged but…Who among us, who drives a vehicle, has:• eaten/drank while driving• talked on the phone while driving• looked for a CD to load while driving• searched the back seat with a “free” hand for an item• read while driving• applied make-up (sorry girls, this rep...

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R.I.T.A. makes pitch to London

Members of London City Council were on the receiving end of a strong sales pitch from an income tax billing and collection agency on Monday, April 21.In a presentation before council’s finance committee, Chuck Hawk of Cleveland-based Ohio Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.) said the city could save $142,000 annually by contracting with R.I.T.A. for services.London’s tax department currently employs a director, assistant director and full-time specialist....

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Ohio law addresses oil and gas well waste

When someone installs an oil and gas well on my property, is there any waste? If so, what kind?

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The dangerous selfie

While posting a selfie to a social media network may seem like a fun, innocuous thing to do, hidden dangers lurk in those photos.Here are five easy tips to help one avoid problems which selfies can create:1. Remove GeotaggingMany people may not be aware that photos taken with a cellphone often include geographical coordinates of where the photo was taken. This data is embedded into the data of the photograph. The location data in a photo is ca...

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London Public Library events

The following is a list of programs offered by the London Public Library:Toddler Story Time: ages birth to 3 years — Parents are invited to bring their children to story time which will engage them with books, music, puppets, fingerplays, and other enriching activities. The next Toddler Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29.Preschool Story Time: ages 3-5 years — Bring your child to this story time w...

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