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Dec. 7, 2013: Plain City’s Christmas Under the Clock

On Dec. 7, 2013, the 12th annual Christmas Under the Clock will be held at Main (Route 161) and Chillicothe streets in Plain City. The event is free and begins at 5 p.m. with a tree lighting ceremony and closes at 9 p.m. with a prize drawing at the Plain City Historical Society, 111 W. Main St. The grand prize of a VISA gift card is back times two;...

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Dec. 2, 2013: Old Fashioned Christmas in London

  Downtown London will bustle with holiday spirit during the annual Old Fashioned Christmas celebration set for 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2, 2013. Open houses, carriage rides, live entertainment and more are planned on and around Main Street. This year’s major sponsors are Madison County Hospital and the Downtown London Association. In addition to busi...

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Madison County area toy drives in full swing

Opportunities abound for donating toys and other holiday cheer to families in need in the Madison County area. • West Jefferson Adopt-a-Family and VFW Post 7005. The West Jefferson Com-munity Association and VFW are collecting toys for children up to high school age who live in West Jefferson and/or are enrolled in the Jefferson Local School Distri...

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Driving miles to deliver meals and smiles

By Linda Dillman, staff writer On a weekly basis, West Jefferson High School’s student council members put service into practice by delivering meals to area residents. The organization’s affiliation with Lifecare Alliance’s Meals on Wheels began in January 2005 when Dustin Hardgrove, then a senior at the school, wanted to do more for his community....

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County sales tax collections continue to increase

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Madison County’s collection of sales tax continues to trend upward. On Nov. 25, County Treasurer Jennifer Hunter reported that the county took in $503,351 in sales tax in September, the latest month for which figures are available. Last September, the collection was $448,138. In September 2011, the number was $374...

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Recount set for Mt. Sterling Council race; new winner certified in London Council race

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The Madison County Board of Elections certified the Nov. 5 general election results on Nov. 26. The official results reflect a thorough counting of all ballots cast, including absentee and provisional ballots. The certification revealed changes in the outcomes of two races compared to the unofficial results announ...

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Roughriders move on to state semi-finals

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer The West Jefferson Roughriders traveled to Good Samaritan Stadium at Clayton Northmont High School to take on the Hamilton Badin Rams in the Div. V regional final game in Region 18 on Nov. 23.  The Roughriders were victorious, notching a 17-6 win in a contest played on a snow-covered field with wind chills in the s...

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Ohio Cobra Club says thanks with donations to city and county

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Every June, the Ohio Cobra Club holds its annual car show in conjunction with London’s Strawberry Festival. And every fall, the club presents donations to the city and county in appreciation for accommodating the show. At the Nov. 21 London City Council meeting, Rob Pierce, president of the Ohio Cobra Club, presen...

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Chamber of Commerce elects officers for 2014

On Nov. 19, the Madison County Chamber of Commerce elected officers for the 2014 board of directors: • president, Mike Boerger of Boerger Farms; • first vice president, Kathy Henry of Stanley Electric U.S. Co.; • second vice president, Kim Wilson of Tolles Career and Technical Center; • third vice president, Patrick Closser of Casey’s Carry-Out and...

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Hospital devises a plan for growth

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor In a visit with the Madison County commissioners on Nov. 12, new Madison County Hospital CEO Dana Engle talked about plans for growth at the hospital. He said the hospital’s volumes and market share have declined over the years. In an effort to reverse that trend, he and the hospital board have developed a set of ...

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