Friday, March 7th, 2014

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LHS stages ‘How to Succeed in Business’

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor London High School’s production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” is packed with singing, dancing and corporate ladder greed.  “Melinda Scott, my assistant director, saw the musical on Broadway last summer and thought it would be a great match for our kids,” said director Teri Gray.  “We have a...

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Exhibit: Paintings depict exterior and interior landscapes

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor In his exhibit, “Sacred Landscapes,” artist Harry Croghan presents exterior landscapes—based on what you see outside—and interior landscapes—based on what you feel inside. The show, featuring over 30 acrylic and oil paintings, is on display through March 30 at Gallery On High, 5 E. High St., London. Many of Crogha...

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Madison County well represented at state wrestling tourney

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Eight wrestlers from Madison County competed at the 77th Annual Ohio High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Tournament held Feb. 27-March 1 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Of those eight, four made the medals podium. Jonathan Alder Troy Caldwell, Div. II state champion at 220 pounds, was ...

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Mad skills on the mat: Alder’s state champion

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor On March 1, Troy Caldwell stood atop the podium as Jonathan Alder’s first state wrestling champion since his coach, Ron Thomas Jr., did the same 28 years ago. Caldwell, a junior, won the Div. II state title for the 220-pound weight class. The 77th Annual Ohio High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Tourna...

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West Jeff’s Parsons Award goes to Buscemi and Phillips

By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer With the presentation of the 2014 Ralph L. Parsons Award, the village of West Jefferson honored Thomas Buscemi and the late Thomas C. Phillips for their outstanding community service. The two men were recognized in a ceremony on March 3. Buscemi owns Ann and Tony’s Restaurant in West Jefferson. Phillips was a longtime...

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Demolition begins on apartments

By Amanda Amsel Staff Writer Demolition of the Metro West Apartments began last week after a lengthy dispute with the Prairie Township Trustees and the apartment owners Showgates, LLC and Windgate, LLC. “Demolition started with a smaller utility building and then demolition of one of the larger buildings will begin,” said Tracy Hatmaker, Prairie To...

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Honoring the trailblazers

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer The village of Urbancrest honored those who have blazed trails in and out of the community during the sixth annual Black History celebration. Among those honored was Louis Sharp, who served as mayor of the village from 1980 until 1983. Under his guidance, the amenities of Urbancrest changed dramatically. He helped usher...

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Future engineers

By Sandi Latimer Staff Writer Set goals, aim high and work hard to get there is what West High School alumnus Robert Woods told students. “I knew I wanted certain things in life,” the 1990 graduate told engineering students at West High School on Feb. 26 when they displayed their projects for an Engineering Week exhibition. “I had to have goals and...

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Lunch prices could increase in SWCS

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor The price of a student lunch could increase next school year. Beth Glitt, food services supervisor for the South-Western City Schools District, presented her price proposal to the board of education at the Feb. 24 meeting. According to Glitt, the last time the district had a lunch price increase at the elementary l...

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Puppeteer wows crowd at Groveport Madison talent show

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor After all the high energy modern music acts, athletic dancers and smooth singers performed at the Groveport Madison High School Talent Show, ventriloquist Langston Hatch quietly strolled onto the stage armed with a puppet and a sharp sense of humor. Hatch immediately won over the audience with rapid fire jokes voi...

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