Monday, April 21st, 2014

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List of volunteer opportunities in Madison County

(Posted April 20, 2014) Madison County is full of opportunities to volunteer time or donate materials year-round. Many of those possibilities are listed below. Adult Basic Literacy Education 179 S. Main St., London 43140 Phone: (740) 852-9843 Contact: Lynne Alexander Volunteers needed: Assisting clients with computer skills, filling out forms, comp...

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Community Expo: family fun, food and vendors on April 26

(Posted April 18, 2014) By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor This year’s Community Expo features food, entertainment and over 40 vendors representing Madison County area businesses and organizations. Hosted by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, the expo is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at London Elementary, 380 Elm St. Admission is free. Ve...

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Drug Take-Back Day set in West Jeff, London and Mount Sterling

(Posted April 18, 2014) As part of a nationwide initiative, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will hold a “Drug Take-Back Day” on Saturday April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at two locations: the Madison County Community Expo at the London Elementary School at 380 Elm St. (Route 38) in London and at the parking lot of the Family Dollar store at 279 Y...

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WJ library preps for renewal levy, summer reading

(Posted April 18, 2014) By Linda Dillman, Staff Writer Cathy Allen, director of West Jefferson’s Hurt-Battelle Memorial Library, and Joel Kocher, library board president, attended the April 14 Jefferson Local school board meeting to share information about plans for a library levy renewal and summer reading activities. On March 18, the library boar...

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London Schools considers campus tobacco ban

(Posted April 18, 2014) By Amanda Amsel, Staff Writer The London school board is poised to ban tobacco use on campus for all staff members—the first step toward a completely smoke-free campus. On April 8, the board held a first reading on the proposed policy, which would prevent staff members from using tobacco on school grounds. The board is expec...

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Letters to the Editor

(Posted April 17, 2014) OSBA calls for MP levy support The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) strongly encourages residents to vote for the Madison-Plains Local School District’s 8-mill renewal levy on May 6. This levy will help ensure the district has the funds needed to maintain financial stability. The ballot measure will not require any addi...

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Career-tech education coming to Jonathan Alder Junior High

(Posted April 17, 2014) By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer Beginning this fall, Jonathan Alder Junior High students will have the opportunity to get career-tech education from nearby Tolles Career and Technical Center. The schools are forming a partnership in which Tolles will send two teachers to the junior high to provide instruction on engineering,...

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Longtime Alder hoops coach resigns

(Posted April 17, 2014) By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer Longtime Jonathan Alder High School girls’ basketball coach Terra McDaniels is stepping down. The school board accepted her resignation on April 14. McDaniels has coached at Jonathan Alder for 17 years, 11 as varsity head coach. During that time, she compiled a 177-86 record and a state champio...

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Township to bring on teens for summer program

By Amanda Amsel Staff Writer The Prairie Township Trustees approved the hiring of local high school students for the 2014 Summer Youth Program. Starting in 2002, the township employs up to 10 local high school students to perform various tasks throughout the township. “The students work with various crews to perform tasks that have to be complete i...

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Funds go to dog park

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor City officials anticipate that the new community dog park will attract many visitors. At the April 7 meeting, Grove City Council approved legislation to allocate $196,000 for improvements at Breck Community Park, which include more parking spaces to accommodate the patrons. The park originally had 19 parking spaces...

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