Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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New London school board member has legal experience

By Amanda Amsel Staff Writer The London Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Darryl Brown to the board. “I am honored by this opportunity to serve,” Brown said. “I hope I can help make our schools even more successful and give students the tools they need to be successful in life.” A 20-year resident of London, Brown brings a variety of ...

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This art exhibit is “Keen”

By Amanda Amsel Staff Writer A local father and son are joining forces in an effort to showcase their breathtaking artwork. Jim Keen of London and Tom Keen of South Charleston, Ohio, are partnering to present some of their original artwork at the Gallery on High. The exhibit will run from Feb. 3-28 at the gallery, 5 E. High St. in London. “The exhi...

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“Navigators” help with Affordable Care Act

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer Seeking affordable health care, but baffled by the Affordable Care Act selection process? Wary of the Website? Have no computer and looking for assistance? Madison County’s ACA navigator can help. Ohio’s ACA Exchange is providing free support via local “navigators,” who lead individuals and small employer groups throug...

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Truro places levy on ballot; trustees consider pay cut

By Tara Figurski Staff Writer The Truro Township trustees have placed a levy on the May 6 ballot. Voters are being asked to approve the same levy they defeated in November. If the .75 mill levy is approved by voters, it would cost the homeowner of a $100,000 home about $26.25 a year in additional taxes. The levy is needed to balance the general fun...

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Reynoldsburg might share baseball facilities

By Dustin Ensinger Staff Writer Reynoldsburg City Council is considering an agreement that officials say would put Reynoldsburg’s baseball facilities to more use. Reynoldsburg City Council voted 5-1 in favor of sending a resolution authorizing Mayor Brad McCloud to enter into an agreement with the Central Ohio Clippers Organization for the use of f...

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Economic development discussed in Franklin Twp.

By Michelle Dupler Staff Writer Franklin Township has its eye on economic development, but just how to accomplish that remains a question. Township trustees at the Jan. 16 meeting, discussed the potential creation of either a joint economic development district or a joint economic development zone in partnership with Columbus. Such a district or zo...

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Feeding the family

By Christine Bryant Staff Writer A local organization is working to make sure residents struggling with poverty can keep their four-legged family members. The Sedona Grace Foundation provides dog and cat food to area food pantries, including the Mid Ohio Foodbank in Grove City, so people experiencing hard times don’t have to give up their pets beca...

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City of Groveport to crunch its energy numbers; plus other Groveport news

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor   The city of Groveport is looking to upgrade its facilities to save on energy costs. Groveport City Council is considering entering into a $1.3 million energy program contract with Dynamix to improve utility consumption and managing costs for the city. Councilman Shawn Cleary expressed concern at the cost of...

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Park board seeks grant for bike path sealcoating

  By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor A portion of the bike path that runs through London is due for sealcoating. The Madison County Metropolitan Park Board is applying for grant funding to cover a large chunk of the cost. Julia Cumming, a Madison County Soil and Water Conservation employee, serves as the park board’s consultant and grant writer. On...

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MP students play hide-and-seek with art journal

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor You might find one under a chair in the gym. On a shelf in the library. On top of lockers. Or behind a toilet in the girls’ bathroom. Hide-and-seek is half the fun of the MP Journal Project. Shortly after winter break, Madison-Plains K-6 art teacher Jessie Mace hid five blank journals in different spots around Mad...

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