Thursday, April 24th, 2014

2012 May

Time running out to submit items for time capsule

The London and Madison County bicentennial committees are asking the public for suggestions and submission of items to place in a time capsule to be sealed and dedicated on July 4 at Bicentennial Park in London. The county celebrated its 200th birth-=day in 2010. The city reached the same birthday in 2011. They are sharing one time capsule, and its...

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Taylor Blair bridge closes June 4 for replacement

The Taylor Blair Road bridge that crosses Little Darby Creek in West Jefferson will close on June 4. The Ohio Department of Transportation is building a wooden covered bridge to replace the deteriorating old metal truss bridge. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of October. The bridge and roadway will reopen at that time. Detour sig...

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Mount Sterling Homecoming back on the streets

The Hamilton Forrest Band       Festival hours:       6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday       6 to 11 p.m. Friday       Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday       Ride specials:       6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday;...

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June 1 in London: Art and ice cream

Georgetta Darr, a London Visual Arts Guild member, sketches Meghan Riley and Kurt Lattimer, who are modeling clothing from Mabes Sporting Goods. Portrait demos are once again part of the lineup for Londons Art Walk and Ice Cream Social set for 4 to 10 p.m. June 1. The newest version of downtown Londons Art Walk and Ice Cream Social will take place...

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It’s a zoo out there!

As a Zoo School student at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Jonathan Alder junior Morgan Shafley conducted research on how Beco, the zoos 3-year-old Asian elephant (shown here with his mother, Phoebe), interacted with other elephants in the exhibit. At Zoo School, Jonathan Alder junior Rosanna Miller observed how feathertail gliders used their exhi...

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Auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

(Posted May 25, 2012) Madison County Arts Council expects its summer musical to beamazing and wants the community to be a part of it. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will hit the London High School stage July 20-22. The show follows the Biblical journey of Joseph and his coat of many colors. There are solo and chorus roles for a...

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Three brothers, surgeon and wife remembered at Camp Chase

Messenger photo by Sean V. Lehosit Monty and Margaret Chase stand at the front gate of the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery dressed in Civil War era clothes. An agreement made more than 100 years ago between two opposing veterans of the Civil War promised to care for the resting place and remember the men who paid the ultimate sacrifice. This tradit...

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Habitat for Humanity helps veterans become homeowners

Future Habitat homeowners, the Wells family, with volunteers from Diamond Hill Investments, corporate sponsor of this first Habitat for Heroes home. Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 250 families in Franklin County own homes. Now the organization is reaching out to veterans through its Habitat for Heroes program. On May 19, the walls were r...

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Galloway man to compete in wood carving competition

Messenger photo by Tara Figurski Galloway resident Ted Scherer is one of 12 artists chosen is the U.S. to compete in a stump carving competition in Colorado. Scherer has carved wood for 40 years and has used a chainsaw for 20 years. Galloway resident Ted Scherer is one of 12 artists chosen in the United States to compete in a national tree stump ca...

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The Dream Team

Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle On May 5, the Central Crossing NJROTC Drill Team went to Daytona Beach, Fla., to compete against hundreds of their peers in the 2012 National High School Dream Team Championships and came home winners. The cadets captured first place in the color guard, first place in the armed regulation drill events, and fifth plac...

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