Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Madison Messenger

Three inducted into London High School Halls of Fame

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor London High School’s Athletic and Academic Halls of Fame welcomed three new members. On Oct. 4, prior to the start of London’s home football game against Grandview Heights, Ron Shoemaker was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame, and Joyce Hilde-brand and Sarah Gregg were inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame....

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West Jeff and developer looking at tax agreement

By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer West Jefferson council members are waiting to learn more before voting on a tax agreement related to property at State Route 29 and U.S. Route 40. Council President Ron Garver said he did not know much about the legislation, presented to village officials late on Oct. 4 by West Jefferson Law Director Ron Parsons who a...

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London moves forward with water improvement planning

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor On Oct. 1, London City Council gave the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approval to continue the engineering and design process for a second water plant, water tower and well field. CH2M Hill, an engineering firm out of Columbus, started the process a few years ago. They will continue the process, checking into ne...

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Local Guardsman sends flag from Afghanistan

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor An American flag that flew over Afghanistan is on display at the London Public Library. SPC Joseph Harris, 21, a London resident stationed with the National Guard in Afghanistan, sent the flag to the London Police Department. Harris is a 2010 graduate of London High School. While in school, he participated in the...

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Prime viewing for autumn leaf color

By Elizabeth Goussetis, Staff Writer Autumn is arguably the season Ohio does best. The changing leaves that provide the backdrop of all of central Ohioans’ favorite fall activities—corn mazes, apple picking, pumpkin carving, football games—are worthy of attention in and of themselves. In central Ohio, leaves should reach their peak color during the...

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CIC tapping point person for economic development

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The Madison County Chamber of Commerce will soon hire a director for its economic development arm, the Madison County Future Community Improvement Corp. (CIC). The Madison County commissioners are investing $200,000 in county funds over the next three years in support of the new position. The commissioners recentl...

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Grants come in for domestic violence awareness

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor As Domestic Violence Awareness Month gets under way, A Friend’s House is celebrating the receipt of two grants that will help to fund local programming. This fall, the Mary Kay Foundation awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the United States. A Friend’s House received a $20,000 gr...

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County airport looks to add another hangar

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Madison County Airport officials are waiting for a thumbs-up from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to move forward with construction of a new hangar. The airport’s existing hangars are near capacity, with about 50 planes stored on site. Another hangar would serve as an added revenue source, generating mon...

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Plain City fall festival features music, pumpkin carving, gun raffle

  The first annual Plain City Fall Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Pastime Park. The festival is presented by the Plain City Fireworks Fund committee. All proceeds will go toward fireworks and entertainment for next year’s Fourth of July celebration in Plain City. The schedule of events is as follows: • All day—Deeja...

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West Jeff’s first annual fall festival set for Oct. 12

By Kristy Zurbrick, editor The village of West Jefferson’s first annual Harvest Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12, 2013, at Garrette Park on Walnut Street. “We want more for the community to take part in. It’s a way to keep building camaraderie and that feeling of a friendly hometown,” said Mayor Darlene Steele. “And there’s n...

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