Thursday, April 17th, 2014



2010 June

Relay For Life raises over $115,000 for Cancer Society

The Madison County Relay for Life was held at West Jefferson High School June 18-19. So far, participants have collected over $115,000, well over their goal of $101,000. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Relay teams have until Aug. 31 to collect contributions for this years event, and many events are still planned by the many teams. The t...

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New home for Lithopolis government

Messenger photo by Linda Dillman Following a six-year-long process, Lithopolis Mayor Eric Sandine and the Lithopolis village offices moved into permanent headquarters in a new municipal building on Lithopolis Road. The complex is located in a renovated 100-year-old farmhouse previously owned by the Fridley family. Following stints in a now-defunct...

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Hospital recognizes local businesses for their donations

(Posted June 20, 2010) Business Partners who made new pledges to the Madison County Hospital Foundation over the year are: (front row, left to right) Dr. Michael Reuter, Radiology Inc.; Kevin Flax, Midland Title West; Anne Carter, Iota Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority; Joan Denes, MCH Auxiliary; Teresa Harsh, Stanley Electric; Gary Feliks, cor...

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Pride on its way

Pride will be coming soon, says the Southwest Area Commission. At their June 16 meeting, the commission announced that select communities within the southwest region were chosen to be one of the four areas that will host the popular event known as Neighborhood Pride.  Neighborhood Pride, which was created by Mayor Michael B. Coleman in 2000, i...

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Mosquito spraying starts June 17

The Franklin County Board of Health has been actively trapping mosquitoes throughout Franklin County since early May. The very warm spring and recent rainy patterns have created ideal breeding conditions for large numbers of culex and flood water nuisance mosquitoes. Traps are beginning to show very high numbers of culex mosquitoes. Culex mosquitoe...

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Burglaries on the rise in Madison Township

Imagine walking in the door from a long day at work only to discover you have been robbed, in the middle of the day, in a neighborhood filled with people. Scary thought? Yes, but also a reality, primarily for a few residents of Sun Valley (Blacklick Estates), according to Madison Township Police Detective Jim Galvin. Galvin reported daytime burglar...

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Strawberry Festival schedule of events

(Posted June 16, 2010) Thursday, June 24 11 a.m.—Festival and vendors open;  Brownie Troop 2134 leads opening ceremonies 11:10 a.m.—Stage practice for Shortcakes, Little, Young/Prince, Jr. and Miss contestants Noon—Modeling Contest (winners will be announced immediately after the contest) 1 p.m.—Lauren Kelly performs 3...

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Shorter Strawberry Festival still packed with fun

(Posted June 16, 2010) The 2010 London Strawberry Festival is one day shorter, but packed with just as much fun. Set for June 24-26, the festival takes place in downtown London, primarily along South Main Street. Crowd favorites, like the Cobra car show, food vendors and baby contest, are back. New attractions and activities are on the schedule, to...

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Playing Mom to a 10-pound baby with a tail

Cody, our four-month-old boxer mix While I know raising a baby is much, much harder than raising a puppy, I think this past week I came the closest Ive ever been to knowing what its like to have a child.   I love animals. Ive had them practically my whole life. Whether they were fish, hermit crabs, dogs or cats, I loved them all the same. Ive...

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Finally: Cap and gown

London resident Terry Nance (right) participated in commencement ceremonies at Ohio University on June 12. He and his fellow physical education major, Joe Conlon (left) of New York, were among over 140 graduates of the Class of 1970 who attended. Due to student protests over the Vietnam War, their class had been the only one in the universitys hist...

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