Friday, April 18th, 2014

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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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City leaders debate use of cameras

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor Grove City Council and the city administration debated the use of privately owned security cameras on city property. The discussion occurred at a recent council meeting after resident Bill Ferguson brought the issue to light. According to Law Director Stephen Smith, the city was approached by Sound Communication to...

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Alder filing lawsuit over leaky roof at Monroe

(Posted April 17, 2014) By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer           Jonathan Alder Local Schools plans to file a lawsuit in an attempt to recoup money spent to repair the roof at Monroe Elementary. The roof leaked water and air after installation and had to be replaced. On April 14, the school board agreed to start action against the project designer,...

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Spring clean-up in Prairie Township

By Amanda Amsel Staff Writer As the weather turns warm, Prairie Township is doing its own spring cleaning and encouraging residents to pitch in. The township will host its annual Prairie Township Spring Clean Up from April 25 to May 5. The clean up events are organized by volunteers and vary from location to location. “We always have this event for...

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Mt. Sterling Library will ask for levy in November

(Posted April 16, 2014) By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Mount Sterling Public Library plans to ask voters to approve a five-year 0.4-mill levy for operating expenses. The issue will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. Without a levy on the books, the library operates mainly on money from the state, which has decreased significantly over the past five y...

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Groveport Council approves funding for new water plant

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor On its second try, Groveport City Council passed legislation to finance the city’s new water plant after a councilman reconsidered his vote. Council voted 4-1 on April 14 to approve a resolution to use $2.18 million in 20-year bonds or bond anticipation notes to finance construction of the city’s new water plant....

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