Thursday, April 24th, 2014

2009 July

South Charleston: Status report on election filings

The filing deadline for the Nov. 3 election is less than three weeks away. Several seats are up for election for a variety of boards and commissions in the South Charleston area. Candidates have until 4 p.m. Aug. 20 to file petitions with the Clark County Board of Elections (BOE). To date, a handful of people have picked up petitions for candidacy...

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South Charleston: Hometown man takes village helm

Josh Rice, South Charleston’s village adminstrator On July 21, the South Charleston Village Commission made it official. Josh Rice is South Charlestons new full-time administrator. Rice has served as interim administrator since late March. Prior to that time, he worked maintenance for the village for eight years. His experience fits well with...

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South Charleston Calendar of Events

Heritage Commission Open House From 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 9, the South Charleston Heritage Commission will open its historic train depot and log house on Mound Street to the public for tours. Legion car show will be Aug. 15 American Legion Post 176 will host its 16th annual Cruzin the Park car show from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at South Charleston Community...

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Remember When: Wanda’s Cafe, etc.

This is South Main Street in London as it looked in the 1960s. It shows the gas station and house that were torn down to build a bigger gas station/convenience store. It shows Wandas Café that was just torn down to make way for a parking lot. The storefronts were torn down and replaced with a storage barn for Dwyers Hardware. The final build...

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Bricks and more salvaged from demo

Martha Davis (left), a retired London teacher, and Eileen Arikawa, a current London teacher, hold bricks from the old elementary school building, once known as the Central Building. Nate Wells, a homeschooled student, wanted to see a building come down in person. Parts of the old London Elementary—or Central Building as some called it—w...

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Bison will once again roam county’s prairies

Prairie expert Jack McDowell displays a sprig of wild mint he plucked while leading a tour of one of Battelle Darby Metro Parks prairies in July. If prairie expert Jack McDowell gets his way, bison will once again roam the meadows of Madison County, and with them will come the reemergence of plant and animal populations that have since died off. Se...

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142-year-old school comes down

  In 1866, contractor Edwin Bird began construction of what was to be known as London Schools Central Building. Dedicated in June 1867, it cost $50,000 to build. Bird made no money on the project, as post-war wages doubled for bricklayers and other laborers. The schools features included two 19-foot-square, 100-foot high towers, one at the fro...

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Wagnalls’ woes

The financial glory days for the Wagnalls Foundation in Lithopolis once hovered around $11 million, but a wish list that included a pair of additions and the downturn in the stock market plunged reserves down to less than $3 million. The foundation started by Mabel Wagnalls as a tribute to her family and a gift to the community, is languishing in a...

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Groveport policeman heading to Iraq

WORTH A Groveport police officer has been serving his community and is now heading overseas to serve his country. Groveport reserve police officer Daniel Worth, 26, who is also an E4 Specialist in the Ohio National Guard, will leave for two months of training in August and then go to Iraq for 400 days to help support the Iraqi police and U.S. force...

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Reynoldsburg, Truro Township enter into EMT-SWAT agreement

Reynoldsburg SWAT has been dispatched on nearly 25 missions in 2009.  However, not all raids occurred within Reynoldsburg, Reynoldsburg Brad McCloud says. Every time the Reynoldsburg SWAT team stormed through a suspect’s door, specially trained medics from Truro Township readied themselves for potential injuries. The Emergency Medical Te...

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