Friday, April 25th, 2014

Madison Messenger

Looking for ways to keep swimming pool open

Lori Thomas is urging London City Council to think outside the box—and outside city tax dollars—when it comes to funding the municipal swimming pool. Faced with budget issues, the city is seriously considering not opening the pool next summer. Thomas, a Choctaw Lake resident, works with Madison County children through a job in social se...

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Parks & Trails folks set sights on next bike path feature

The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails (FMCPT) never stop finding ways to improve the bike path that runs through Madison County. In conjunction with the City of London, the non-profit group is applying for a Clean Ohio Green Space grant to build a small observation deck overlooking the city-owned wetlands located off of East Center Street...

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People To People trip expands teen’s horizons

Elizabeth Bennett (in the white helmet at the far back right) is all smiles as she and her fellow People To People ambassadors enjoy a white water rafting trip on the Inn River in Scoul, Switzerland. (Posted Sept. 26, 2012) Elizabeth Bennett is a sophomore at London High School. She was a student ambassador with People to People, an international,...

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Update on London bridge projects

Two bridge projects are in the works for the city of London. One is a total replace-ment; the other involves improvements to prevent flooding. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) inspected and deemed the bridge on Toland Street to be beyond repair. The bridge sits near the baseball park. The city has contracted with DLZ, a firm from the Co...

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Tolles students make furry friend connection

Students in the small animal care program at Tolles Career and Technical Center prepare to bathe a dog up for adoption at the Humane Society of Madison County. (Posted Sept. 25, 2012) The community has a need; Tolles answers the call. As simple as it sounds, thats pretty much how the story unfolded for Danielle King, assistant manager for the Human...

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West Jefferson Council split on tax director pay rate

The pay rate for the newly named part-time income tax department director was debated at the West Jefferson Village Council meeting Sept. 17 and, in the end, Jane Jacob got a pay raise. Jacob was hired Sept. 4 and initially  her salary was set at the 15-year level, but council amended the legislation to pay her at the 10-year level. The issue...

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Area Metro Parks offer variety of activities

Messenger photos by Jeff Pfeil Kaylin Babbert, Metro Parks naturalist, describes honey bees to the group assembled during the Metro Five-0 Honey Hike held Sept. 8 at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. (Posted Sept. 25, 2012) The Metro Parks system includes three parks in or near Madison County. For details about any of the following pro-grams, go to...

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Fall recycling drives set

(Posted Sept. 25, 2012) The Madison County/Union County program of the North Central Ohio Solid Waste District is conducting a series of fall recycling drives. For more information, contact Darlene Steele, program coordinator, at (740) 852-3800, ext. 214, or dste...@co.madison.oh.us. No household hazardous waste or tires will be accepted at any of...

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Letter to the Editor: London levy

(Posted Sept. 25, 2012) Although I am not a native daughter of Ohio or of the city of London, I have lived here for almost 18 years and have come to enjoy and appreciate living in a small, rural, relatively safe and family friendly environment. Having been born and reared in New York City, I know what a difference it makes to be able to enjoy a sim...

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Madison County’s high school marching bands – 2012

(Posted Sept. 25, 2012) Madison County is home to four marching bands from Jonathan Alder, London, Madison-Plains and West Jefferson high schools. All four recently performed at the Madison County Marching Band Festival. Photo courtesy of Lifetouch JONATHAN ALDER MARCHING BAND: (front row, from left) Megan Grigsby, Abigail Gordon, Carly Dubosh, Ele...

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