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2010 September

Steele sworn in as West Jefferson’s first female mayor

On Sept. 27, Darlene A. Steele became the 23rd mayor in West Jefferson’s 180-year history and the first female to hold the job. Harold Walker Jr. (right), the village’s public service director, administered the oath of office. On Sept. 27, Darlene A. Steele became the first female mayor in West Jefferson’s 180-year history. She to...

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Original play explores Amish heritage

Framework Man (played by Ryan Freed), left, and Newcomer (Elizabeth Yoder), right, disagree with each other, while Historical Man (Preston Yoder), tries to mediate. Historical Youth, played by Stephanie Sharp, writes a letter to her bishop, protesting the canceling of the young peoples Bible study. (Posted Sept. 28, 2010) "Remember Us," a...

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National Road marker installed at Red Brick

Messenger photos by Mike Munden A crowd of about 50 people attend the unveiling of an Ohio National Road Association interpretive sign at the Red Brick Tavern on Sept. 15. The National Road, which spans over 700 miles across six states, was the first federally funded interstate highway in the United States. Now, Madison County boasts one of 60 inte...

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Collection Day targets tires, electronics, TVs and medicine

On Oct. 16, the Madison County/London City Health District will collect scrap tires, old pharmaceuticals, electronics and televisions at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London.   The collection will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants should use the Garfield Avenue entrance to the fairgrounds. A flu clinic also will be held during these h...

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A sure sign of butterflies

Messenger photo by Mike Munden Students and gardeners show off the new custom-made sign for London Elementary’s butterfly garden: (front row, from left) third-graders Dominic Davis, Ryan Peterman, Jada McNeil, Seth Best and Rachael Alexander; Madison County Master Gardeners Linda Granger, Lexie Burfield and Marlene Dorko. A beautiful sign now...

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Groveport residents go on Honor Flight

Photo courtesy of Ernie Bell Ken Davis,  84,  of Groveport,  is a World War II veteran and who was in combat in the Phillippines. A member of Company A, 1st Infantry, 6th (Red Star) Division, he received a Bronze star. He is pictured here on Sept. 18 (left) as he prepares to board a flight to Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Fli...

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CW plans tire sweep at Walnut Creek

The village of Canal Winchester will hold its third annual tire sweep and creek cleanup along Walnut Creek from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 16. Village staff will work with volunteers to remove tires from Walnut Creek between the Washington Street bridge and Walnut Woods Metro Park. The event is being coordinated through the village’s Division o...

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Artist’s book to help CW Human Services

Canal Winchester artist Dick Weiser, along with his wife, Jo, and their grandson, Rex, have published a book entitled, "A Collection of Watercolor Painting and Wood Carvings From 1972 to 2009." Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Canal Winchester Human Services in support of the programs it provides the Canal Winchester...

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Ride and drive quarter midget racers Oct. 23

The new quarter midget race track at the fairgrounds in London hosted its first race Sept. 25-26. Caden Hoyt stays ahead of Cason Hocevar in the Junior Stock division of the Region IV finals at the Central Ohio Quarter Midget Racing Association’s track in London. Chad Karmol removes a thin layer of rubber from the tires of a car to be driven...

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Buckeye pride: Game photos

Ohio State’s Buckeyes beat Ohio University 43-7 on Sept. 18. They play Eastern Michigan on Sept. 25. Ohio State’s Jake Stoneburner makes his first touchdown, bringing the score to 26-0 in the second quarter against Ohio University. Terrelle Pryor achieved an Ohio State record on Sept. 18 when he completed 16 consecutive passes. The OSU...

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