Sunday, January 12th, 2014

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County and ODOT reopen talks about widening Route 42

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The Madison County commissioners want to facilitate further economic development along U.S. Route 42 near the I-70 interchange. Last year, they initiated a project that will enhance water service to the area. Last week, they revived long-stalled discussions about the possibility of widening Route 42 to four lanes ...

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New ODOT facility going up on Route 29 in West Jeff

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is building a new garage to serve Madison County. The facility is going up on 15 acres located between Jefferson Industries and Buckeye Ready Mix on State Route 29, a quarter-mile north of Route 40 in West Jefferson. Construction started in July of last year and is slat...

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City looks for new ways to sell off Armory property

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The city of London is looking to take a new approach to selling the property known as the Armory. Located at 15 E. Second St., the two-story brick building originally belonged to the Ohio National Guard. The city bought the long-vacant building in the 1990s to house an after-school program for middle school studen...

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Champaign Residential assumes tenancy on county land lease

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor On Jan. 6, the Madison County commissioners approved a tenant substitution for county-owned property on State Route 38 north of London. The property is the site of Oakwood Meadows, a 12-person residential facility operated by Champaign Residential Services Inc. The facility serves people with developmental disabil...

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Mayor urges action in state of the city address

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The city of London is looking to take a new approach to selling the property known as the Armory. Located at 15 E. Second St., the two-story brick building originally belonged to the Ohio National Guard. The city bought the long-vacant building in the 1990s to house an after-school program for middle school studen...

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Trustees debate how to spend casino revenue

By Michelle Dupler Staff Writer Franklin Township should see its first payment from a $39 million agreement with Columbus in mid-January. The agreement to share tax revenues from the Hollywood Casino on Georgesville Road was signed on Dec. 17, with the first payment under the agreement due 30 days after the deal was finalized. That is welcome news ...

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London Quick Recall team is ‘In the Know’

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Young minds are like sponges, drinking up knowledge. The young minds on London High School’s Quick Recall team are super absorbent. They’ve been mopping up the competition the last couple of years. A typical Quick Recall match pits two four-person teams against one another. Over the course of three 12-minute round...

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Mount Sterling fire station has new big rig

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor There’s a new big rig in the house. On Dec. 11, the Tri-County Joint Fire District took delivery of a new 21-ton fire engine for the Mount Sterling station. The vehicle replaces the station’s 1988 engine, which was transferred to the district’s Clark’s Lake station in Pickaway County. Clark’s Lake is retiring its ...

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Food pantry helps more clients than ever before

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The number of people seeking and receiving food from the Madison County Food Pantry is up by nearly 20 percent over last year. “There’s been a general increase every year for a number of years in a row, but in the last five months of 2013 we’ve had the biggest increase in the history of the organization,” said Jim...

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London Recreation youth hoops numbers way up

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Participation in the city of London’s youth basketball leagues is up by 50 percent over last year. A total of 275 youngsters are playing hoops this winter compared to roughly 180 last winter. Parks and Recreation Director Ben McCoy attributes the increase, in part, to momentum from last year’s successful season an...

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