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February 24, 2019 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXIV No. 14

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Suspect found guilty of murdering accomplice

By Andrew Garrett

year-old Zachary Edmond.

Staff Writer

While Jackson did not physically shoot

London resident Tevin Jackson, 25, was

Coffey, he was charged with his friend’s

found guilty of the murder of his accomplice,

murder due to the fact that under Ohio law,

24-year-old Justin Coffey, on Feb. 15 in the

a death resulting of another person while in

Madison County Court of Common Pleas.

the commission of certain violent felonies

Jackson also was found guilty of felonious

qualifies as murder.

assault and aggravated burglary. Additionally,

Judge Eamon Costello found Jackson

Security was tight throughout the fiveday

trial. More than 10 sheriff deputies

guilty of possession of weapons under disability.

flanked the courtroom as the jury entered

its verdict.

Jackson was exonerated of the charge of

It took approximately eight hours of deliberation

for the 10 women and two men of

aggravated murder in the shooting death of

28-year-old William Benson, as well as the

the jury to reach their verdict. They had 35

charge of attempted murder against 29-

exhibits of evidence from the prosecution

Two of three seats filled

and 15 from the defense, as well as 26 pages

of jury instructions to consider before coming

to a decision.

According to Madison County Prosecutor

Stephen Pronai, Jackson is looking at a

maximum of 40 years in the penitentiary.

Prosecution had initially hoped to enter into

a plea deal of 25 years to life, but could not

come to agreement with the defense who insisted

on a flat 25 years of incarceration, he

said.

Defense attorney Jon Paul Rion was satisfied

with the jury’s verdict.

“I have a lot of respect for this jury and

for the amount of time and consideration

they put into their decision,” he said.

The charges originate from what officials

called a soured home invasion attempt that

took place at the Lamplight Court apartment

of Benson and Edmond in London on

Jan. 22, 2018.

The defense maintained that Jackson

and Coffey had arrived at the apartment

only hoping to collect on some money owed

to them.

According to authorities, Jackson and

Coffey took advantage of one of the residents,

letting his dog back into the apartment

to forcibly enter the residence and

See MURDER page 2

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Mount Sterling village council filled two

of three vacant council seats at a special

meeting on Feb. 19. The third seat could be

filled at council’s next regular meeting on

Feb. 25.

Between Feb. 7 and Feb. 11, Rebecca

Burns, Tammy Vansickle and Tom Ward resigned

from the six-member council. By

Ohio Revised Code, it is up to the remaining

council members to appoint replacements

Michael Bennett Craig Hix

within 30 days of receiving resignations.

The remaining members—Lowell Anderson,

Becky Martin and David Timmons—put mented, “There’s going to be some tough de-

mayor said. To Bennett and Hix, he com-

a call out for anyone interested in filling the cisions in the future, but I’m sure you guys

seats. According to Martin, 12 people expressed

interest leading up to the special than causing havoc that we’ve experienced

are up to making those decisions rather

meeting on Feb. 19. The three sitting council

members interviewed all of the candi-

Bennett is a 15-year resident of the vil-

in the past.”

dates over the course of three meetings. lage and formerly owned a home décor shop

They selected two from the pool of candidates

to fill two of the seats and opted to ment of Corrections, having worked as a

in town. He is retired from the Ohio Depart-

continue accepting resumés through Feb. 22 correctional captain at the Correctional Reception

Center in Orient. He currently

in pursuit of filling the third vacant seat.

The two new council members are works at Home Depot.

Michael Bennett and Craig Hix. Mayor Billy “I want to make a difference,” Bennett

Martin administered the oath of office for said of his reason for expressing interest in

both at the start of the special meeting. He serving on council.

noted that he had only known the men by He has volunteered with a group of business

owners and citizens known as the Mar-

sight before meeting them during interviewsket

Crew to put on events designed to bring

“I think we have two individuals who are people to downtown Mount Sterling.

going to work hard for this community,” the See MT. STERLING page 2

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Jeff Johnson

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Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle

4-H: Right on target

More than a hundred children and their families came out to the Della Selsor Building

at the Madison County Fairgrounds Feb. 13 to learn more about 4-H programs and

special interest activities. Dubbed “4-H Rally Night,” the event featured dozens of informational

booths, live animal displays, and even bikes that make food. Here, Matt

Teders, Madison County’s game warden with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, helps

McKenzie Stires, 11, shoot a bow and arrow. Stires is a member of the Mud Run Hustlers

4-H Club. See more photos on page 5.

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Interim athletic director hired

By Michael Williamson

Staff Writer

Madison-Plains Local Schools has a new

interim athletic director.

In a 3-1 vote on Feb. 19, the district

school board approved the hiring of David

Brandon Wright to the interim position.

Wright, an assistant athletic director in Circleville,

will officially begin his 68-day contract

on March 1.

Board member Cory Coburn cast the single

vote against the measure. (Board member

Kelly Cooley was absent from the

meeting.) Coburn cited a lack of conversation

about the responsibilities of the position

and of the future full-time director.

“I look at this position as a potential cost

savings, and it challenges (the board) to get

creative with the position,” Coburn said. “I

have a hard time supporting the hiring of an

interim director for, essentially, three

months, without us having that conversa-

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“We have a lot of empty storefronts I

want to see filled. I’d like to see our downtown

area improve,” he said.

As for what he brings to the council table,

Bennett said, “Good common sense.”

Hix is a 29-year resident of Mount Sterling.

He retired six year ago as a machinist

at Armaly Brands in London following a 43-

year career with the company. He and his

wife raised three daughters who all graduated

from Madison-Plains Local Schools. He

tion.”

Coburn added that the district has not had an athletic director

for the last two months and he hoped to have research ahead of the

Feb. 19 meeting on “creative” ways to better utilize the position beyond

athletics.

Superintendent Chad Eisler said there was a “tremendous

amount of work to be done,” including wrapping up the 2018 athletic

year and securing schedules for the upcoming spring and fall.

“We agreed to hire this position and then do the research,” Eisler

said. “Going without an athletic director, in my strong opinion, is

not an option.”

Eisler agreed to regularly update the board on his research into

how other districts structure their athletic director positions.

Also at the meeting, the district spotlighted several student

achievements, including the efforts of district and county spelling

bee participants and the Quick Recall team. Fourth-grade spellers

Chevy Jewell and Brooklyn Fraley were named champion and runner-up,

respectively. Sixth-grader spellers Addison Hawkins and

Matthew Harris were named champion and runner-up, respectively.

The next regular school board meeting will be held at 7 p.m.

March 19.

currently volunteers as a courtesy cart driver at Madison Health in

London.

“I plan to stay living here for a long time, so I want to see the

village improve and get better,” Hix said of his decision to apply for

one of the vacant council seats.

He said he’d like to see a grocery store back in town, adding that

it would help to attract more residents.

Bennett and Hix will serve out the remainder of the unexpired

terms, as will the third appointee. All of the seats that were vacated

expire on Dec. 31, 2021.

About the initial pool of applicants, council member Becky Martin

said she was impressed with the amount of interest. As for what

stood out about Bennett and Hix, she said, “Their demeanor, levelheadedness

and sense of pride in the community.”

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take a stash of marijuana and cash from the roommates at gunpoint.

In the ensuing melée, all four men were shot, with one bullet

striking and passing through Jackson before striking and fatally

injuring Coffey.

Jackson claimed self-defense as his defense against the charges,

as it was Edmond who fired first and that he was defending himself

from Benson.

Jackson had previously told authorities that he had been shot

by an unknown assailant while in Springfield.

Evidence showed that Benson had been lying on his back at the

time that he was shot, with his assailant on top, and that his body

bore two muzzle burns on the chest, indicating firing at extremely

close range. The bullet, recovered after Benson’s body was removed

from the scene, was buried approximately 9 inches into the ground.

A magnum .357 revolver matching the bullet used to kill Benson

was found at the fence line of the apartment complex. The DNA in

blood samples taken from the fence and the revolver matched Jackson’s

DNA.

After the gun battle, Jackson drove himself to Springfield Regional

Medical Center for treatment before being transferred to a

hospital in Dayton. Edmond, who was not charged in the incident,

was driven to Madison Health by a neighbor. Coffey was transported

to Grant Medical Center in Columbus where he later succumbed

from his injuries. Benson died at the scene, on the ground

outside of the apartment.

On Feb. 15, a tearful Jackson looked to the audience and said, “I

love you, Mom,” before being escorted out of the courtroom.

Sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 8.


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Mt. Sterling posts administrator job

NOTICE TO

MOBILE HOME TAXPAYERS

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Mount Sterling village council took up several pieces of legislation

on Feb. 25 that were left in limbo at the previous meeting before

which three council members resigned.

At the start of the Feb. 25 meeting, two new council members,

Michael Bennett and Craig Hix, were installed. The six-person

council needs at least four members present to read and act on legislation.

Bennett and Hix bring council’s numbers to five.

Village administrator position

Council voted 5-0 to post the job opening for a village administrator.

The village has been without an administrator for more than

a year. Courtney Bricker, fiscal officer and council clerk, has been

handling many of the duties.

Mayor Billy Martin said the Ohio State Auditor’s Office, which

is overseeing the village’s finances, has urged the village to hire an

administrator and to do so soon. The job comes with an annual

salary of $63,000. New to the job description is the requirement that

applicants have waste water and water operating licenses.

The administrator’s duties are to oversee the village and its employees.

The person who fills the position will manage public utilities,

supervise street and sidewalk maintenance, manage finances

appropriated by council, prepare budgets, appoint and evaluate village

employees, seek grant funding, supervise zoning and building

requests, and handle bids and contracts for repairs, services and

equipment, among other duties.

Public records requests

The village now has a policy that outlines how a person can request

public records and how the village will fulfill those requests.

In the last month, a person made a large public records request,

and Bricker discovered the village did not have a policy in place.

Council member Becky Martin said a committee researched the

public records policies of other cities and villages and modeled

Mount Sterling’s new policy after Grove City’s.

The new policy, which council passed 5-0, defines public records,

lists what kind of records can be released, outlines the hours public

records are available and the cost for copies and mailing, and explains

how a person can make a public records request.

A person requesting public records is not legally required to fill

out a form, identify himself or herself, or provide the purpose for

the request. The village does have a public records request form,

though. A person making a request can choose to fill out the form,

listing the records they want to see, which would, according to the

policy, “allow the village to efficiently retrieve the records.”

The policy requires the village to provide prompt response to requests

and provide copies, if requested, “in a reasonable period of time.” If

records cannot be provided while the person requesting them waits, the

village will contact the person when the records are available.

The records are available to view during regular business hours,

weekdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Copies on 8.5x11-inch paper are 15 cents

per page. If copies are mailed, the person making the request will

be subject to the cost of postage and mailing materials.

Requests can be made in person at village hall or by phone, mail

or fax. Requests or questions can be directed to the council clerk at

(740) 869-2040.

Rules of council

Council is considering two changes to the village’s rules of council,

the guidelines that set council’s procedures.

Currently, any member of the public who wants to address council

must submit a public participation form by noon on Friday before

council’s Monday night meeting. The proposed change would allow

people to submit the form up until the time the meeting starts. The

form would go to the mayor. Anyone who wants to give a formal

presentation before council would still have to notify the council

clerk by noon on Thursday prior to council’s Monday night meeting.

The second change involves the delivery of information packets,

containing agendas and legislation, to council members prior to

meetings. Currently, they are delivered to council members’ doors.

If the rules are changed, the packets would be sent to council members

by email. Any council member who wanted a hard copy would

have to request it from the council clerk then pick it up at his or

her mailbox at town hall.

The changes will be up for a second reading at council’s next regular

meeting, set for 7 p.m. Feb. 25.

Additional business and discussion

In other action, council members:

• authorized the hiring of Cody Lindsey to run the water plant.

Lindsey has the required licensing to operate the plant and will be

a full-time employee. Tyler Curtis, the former water plant operator

who has been helping out part-time while the village looked for a

replacement, will stay on for a period of time to train Lindsey. Lindsey’s

pay rate is $17 per hour.

• considered changing Jack Dill’s status from a contracted service

provider to a village employee. Dill works

part-time as the village’s parks and recreation

director. Bricker said Dill will not need

the village’s health insurance, should the

change be made. The legislation passed 4-1

on the first reading, with Lowell Anderson

casting the “no” vote. It will be up for a second

reading at council’s next meeting.

• approved naming the alley between

Memorial Park and 17 E. Main St. as Timmons

Way. A dedication is being planned

for Memorial Day weekend, according to

David Timmons, council president pro

temp.

Mayor Martin commented that someone

has been using his name, identity and

phone number to make comments about village

business on social media.

“It is simply not me. It is someone who

holds a grudge...against me because of the

seat that I sit in,” he said. “If I have a comment

to make, it will be on the village web

page.”

Photography exhibit opens this week

The London Visual Arts Guild will host an exhibition,

““Photography on Deck and Beyond,” Feb. 28-March 31 at

Gallery On High, 5 E. High St., London. The show features

the photography of Jo Ann Saylers.

Saylers was born and raised in New Orleans and

worked for more than 30 years in the maritime industry.

She moved to London 13 years ago and started her own

business. She audits and surveys tow boats around the

United States an performs safety and fatigue mitigation

training. Her work affords her the chance to pursue one of

her favorite hobbies—taking pictures of unique areas.

The show’s opening reception is set for 5 to 8 p.m.

March 1 and is free and open to the public. Regular gallery

hours are: Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Photo by Jo Ann Saylers

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Getting technical sets kids up for work success

Individuals can disagree on many topics, but there is one topic

that keeps coming up in our school districts that we must all work

to improve. How do we

prepare students to be

successful at work? As

parents and educators,

we dream that our kids

will be more successful

open forum

Emmy Beeson

than our generation. We often hear about preparing our kids to be

college- and career-ready. What does that mean?

CNBC reported in 2017 that only 54.8 students complete a college

degree in six years. Six years! Over the last decade, it has become

clear that many students are starting programs with lack of

direction. Regardless of whether a student completes his or her program,

once a student fails to continue enrollment in a post-secondary

program, the student loan bills start showing up. Lack of

direction and debt: That is what many of our young people are facing

because we have lived through a generation that has declared,

“The only way to be successful as an adult is to go to college.”

How do we prepare students to make good choices that lead to

being a successful adult? How do we teach them to follow their passion?

Many students blindly enroll in a post-secondary program because

they believe that is the path for everyone. For years, we have

engrained into the heads of almost every student and parent that a

bachelor’s degree is the new high school diploma. Many of us have

thought that the college experience is one that every student should

have. The rising cost of tuition and room and board forces us to step

back and question if this is a truth. With the increasing skills gap

related to high demand career fields such as construction and manufacturing,

we have to ask, “Is a four-year degree the only way or

is it one of the ways?” Employers are repeatedly sharing that the

philosophy of college for all is highly problematic for the economy.

We speak with local business and industry partners daily that

tell us they do not have enough skilled workers to keep up with the

needs of our economy. Unfortunately, if we do not fill these positions,

many companies may face the severe consequence of shutting

down or moving the business to a place where they can fill their

openings. At this point, you may think these positions are low paying

positions. Why wouldn’t individuals be flocking to high paying,

stable jobs? The answer to this dilemma is both lack of skill training

and misconceptions about the career fields.

This is where Tolles Career & Technical Center takes center

stage. Career technical education provides a viable pathway for students

toward good-paying careers. An increasing number of students

are already taking advantage of that opening, but we must

also change attitudes about career technical education and many

skilled trade professions.

For students questioning if a traditional college is right for them,

career technical education offers a foundation for a variety of occupations

that won’t require years of college and the debt that comes

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with it. For those students that are interested in pursuing

a career that requires a traditional college educa-

Dublin City and Hilliard City schools juniors and senputer

networking. All Madison County, Fairbanks,

tion, career technical programs can pave the way for iors are eligible to take advantage of these programs

earning college credits as a high school student and and remain a student at their home school. Courses at

being hired in positions that offer tuition reimbursement.

This is where everyone can agree: Let’s help rience. All students are required to earn a diploma. Why

Tolles becomes an extension of their public school expe-

match student interests and aptitudes with employment

and the ability to earn a living wage.

career?

not earn a diploma plus a jumpstart to an in-demand

Tolles Career & Technical Center offers 21 programs

ranging from construction technologies and welding and Emmy Beeson is superintendent of the Tolles Career &

fabrication, to pre-nursing, pre-pharmacy, and com-

Technical Planning District. Tolles is located in Plain City.

Paternity in Ohio: Who’s the dad?

When a child is born in Ohio, a

mother may give her baby any

name she chooses but certain laws

must be followed when adding the

father’s information to the birth

certificate. If the mother was married at the time of

birth or at any time during the 300 days before the

birth, the husband is considered the legal father of the

child and his name is listed on the birth certificate.

When parents are not married, the child will not

have a legal father listed on the birth certificate unless

both parents have their information and notarized signatures

completed on the “Acknowledgement of Paternity”

affidavit. The affidavit can be used to add a father

to a child’s birth certificate, as well as change the last

name of the child up until the child reaches the age of

23. The affidavit may be signed and notarized at the

hospital when the child is born; the father’s name will

be added immediately to the child’s birth certificate.

If the parents were not able to sign the affidavit at

the hospital, the affidavit may be signed and notarized

by any notary. The form is available at Madison County

Public Health where staff members can also notarize

signatures. The affidavit does not have to be signed by

the parents at the same time. If the father is out of

state, the mother can have her signature notarized on

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the father to be signed and notarized

as well. The father will be

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State office of Vital Statistics receives

and processes the affidavit.

Sometimes the legal husband is not the father of the

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to put the biological father’s name on the certificate

unless the mother has a divorce decree stating the

man she was married to has not fathered any children

with her. If the mother has not been able to get a legal

divorce, she may request paternity testing to be done at

a child support enforcement agency in the county where

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the results of the genetic testing to issue orders to add

or to change the father on a birth certificate if needed.

For more information on adding a father to a child’s

birth certificate, visit www.oh-paternity.com or contact

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Susie Hyden is a registrar in the vital statistics department

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Madison County’s new 4-H leader sets goals

Building on teen

programs and

communicating

4-H’s many facets

By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle

Frances Nicol is the new Madison

County Extension educator

of 4-H youth development.

Madison County’s 4-H Rally

Night is described as an evening of

discovery. Potential members roam

informational booths, looking for

anything that might pique their interest.

Current members do the

same, albeit modifying their quest to

find more activities.

Parents, many of whom were 4-

Hers in their youth, seek specifics

from program leaders while trying

to gauge their children’s interest before

their children drag them to the

big and small animals display.

These types of scenarios played

out once again at this year’s 4-H

Rally Night, held Feb. 13 at the Della

Selsor Building on the Madison

County fairgrounds in London. One

variation from Rally Nights of years

past was the presence of a new 4-H

program director.

Earlier this month, Frances Nicol

started her job as the new 4-H educator

of youth development for the Ohio

State University Extension-Madison

County. She seized Rally Night as the

perfect opportunity to get to know

current and potential 4-Hers, advisors

and parents.

“I was able to meet a whole bunch

of new people, discover some of the

programs that are being offered, ask

questions of club leaders and advisors,

and learn more about this great

Great turnout for Rally Night

community where I will be working,” she said.

Nicol’s journey to her new position began many years ago when

she was first a tag-along to her older siblings who participated in

4-H then a member herself.

“I guess you could say I decided to follow in their footsteps,” said

the Union County native.

At age 8, Nicol began showing steer in her county’s junior fair.

“It was my dad’s idea,” she said. “He showed cattle at fairs and

wanted us to learn how to do it.”

Though she wasn’t crazy about showing steer at first, Nicol said

it turned out to be a big lesson in responsibility.

“We had to take care of them, feed them, wash them and walk

them every day,” she said. “It taught us responsibility right off the

bat.”

In addition to showing steer, Nicol was involved in sewing and

nutrition projects and later the Future Farmers of America.

“There was so much I was interested in,” she said.

As a freshman at Fairbanks High School, Nicol joined the Union

County junior fair board and became a camp counselor, supervising

younger children as they discovered their own love of the outdoors.

“I think being a camp counselor was one of the most fulfilling

roles I have had in 4-H,” she said.

Upon graduating from high school in 2014, Nicol attended The

Ohio State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in agriscience

education in 2018. During her time at the university, she

was a 4-H program assistant in Union County and an OSU Extension

program assistant for 4-H camping and older youth. The latter

was a position she held for more than a year before taking the job

in Madison County.

Nicol said she looks forward to leading the youth programs in

Madison County. One of her goals is to engage older youth and build

on teen programs. She hopes to visit local schools to talk about the

4-H organization and the programs they offer.

“When I was in college, we did a lot of engagement with children

in urban school districts,” she explained. “Most were under the impression

that 4-H was just for rural farm kids but that is not always

the case. What I would like to see is more engagement with children

and youth that have that perception and show them some of the

other programs we have beyond raising animals.”

Nicol said she is also is excited to help the junior fair board prepare

for the Madison County Fair this summer.

“They will do all the work they normally do,” she said. “I’ll just

be there to answer any questions and get water for them when they

need it.”

Tonka, a 30-year-old miniature horse, proved to

be a great recruiting tool. Siblings Ella and

Chippy Ballah try to divert Tonka’s attention from

the feed. It didn’t work.

MADISON COUNTY

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Lincoln Day Dinner

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Social Hour-6:00 p.m. • Dinner-7:00 p.m.

Froning Center at St. Patrick School - 226 Elm Street - London, Ohio

Jenny Sweet, 4-H key leader for dog projects,

oversees a meet-and-greet between her English

setter, Journey, and potential 4-Her, Lydia Bigham.

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle

At Madison County’s 4-H Rally Night, held Feb. 13 at the

Madison County Fairgrounds, children got to learn about

what the program offers. Here, Ivy Lewis, 8, churns ingredients

to make a strawberry smoothie using the

Blender Bike. The modified bicycle was on loan from the

Clark County Extension program.

JUSTICE JUDITH L. FRENCH, GUEST SPEAKER

Supreme Court of Ohio

Event co-sponsored by the Madison County Republican

Central Committee and Women’s Club

$35 per person payable at the door. Please RSVP to Nicholas Adkins,

Chairman at nickadkinslaw@gmail.com or call (614) 648-2337


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Rotary’s Four Way Test Award goes to Freed

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Everybody knows somebody whose very

nature it is to help others.

On Feb. 14, the London Rotary Club honored

five such somebodies at their annual

Service Above Self awards. The presentation

took place at the Madison County Senior

Citizens Center in London.

Rotary member Misty Bradley introduced

the four Service Above Self winners.

Member Kelly Snyder introduced the annual

Four Way Test Person of the Year.

Four Way Test Person of the Year

• Marcus Freed

Rotary’s Four-Way Test asks the following:

1) Is it the truth?; 2) Is it fair to all concerned?;

3) Will it build goodwill and better

friendships?; 4) Is it beneficial to all concerned?

“Marcus Freed is dedicated to helping

others both here in our community and

across the world, and is a true example of

the ideals of Rotary,” Snyder said.

Freed worked as a fourth-grade teacher

at London Elementary for 12 years and as

a guidance counselor at London Middle

School for 20 years.

In retirement, he spends his time in

many volunteer pursuits, including hours at

Madison Health where he greets visitors

and helps them find their way around the

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“Whether he is outside selling geraniums

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he does it with energy and enthusiasm. He

even spent Christmas Day caroling for the

patients who had to be in the hospital,” said

Snyder.

Freed is immersed in prison ministry.

Through the Horizon Prison Initiative, he

helps inmates examine their faith and find

strength, hope and forgiveness. He also volunteers

with Kairos Prison Ministry.

For the past 10 years, Freed has participated

in Ride for Missions, pedaling and

raising money for missionaries around the

world. Last year, he biked 375 miles over

five days from Memphis, Tenn., to Montgomery,

Ind.

Also in 2018, he traveled twice to El Salvador

to take part in Wheels for the World.

Each time, he helped to distribute more

than 200 wheelchairs to children and adults

with disabilities. In the past year, his service

to others also has included donating

blood platelets 23 times at the Red Cross for

cancer patients. The two-hour process gave

him time to continue studying Spanish as a

second language.

Upon accepting the Four Way Test Person

of the Year award, Freed thanked the

many mentors he’s had in his life, including

his parents, siblings, and wife. He also

thanked God. He praised Rotary as an organization

with a focus on humanitarianism.

Service Above Self honorees

• Carol Ansel

Carol Ansel started her career with

Madison County Children Services and has

spent the past 25 years at the Madison

County Board of Developmental Disabilities

(MCBDD).

“Carol puts those that we serve first and

is always spending her personal time assuring

the health and safety of our folks,” wrote

Susan Thompson, MCBDD superintendent,

in her nomination letter.

In addition to her duties as family support

services director, Ansel serves on many

statewide committees and has been active

with Special Olympics.

“The last years at the county board have

been very fulfilling and rewarding,” Ansel

said.

A resident of London since 1986, she is a

past president of the community’s former

Jaycees chapter and belongs to First Presbyterian

Church, where she has served as a

deacon and played in the bell choir.

She is the mother to 24-year-old twins

who, during their school years, kept her

busy with the London soccer and football

programs.

• Phyllis Follrod

Anyone born in Madison County in the

past 50-some years likely knows Phyllis

Follrod. A retired registered nurse, the London

native worked from 1963 to 2017 in the

obstetrics department at Madison Health.

She helped to deliver multiple generations

of babies. Ironically, Follrod herself

was born at home.

“I still get emotional because I miss it,”

she said about her work at the hospital. “To

anybody I have touched, I love you all.”

Follrod is an active member of Newport

United Methodist Church, where she often

can be found in the kitchen, making noodles

or pies for an upcoming church dinner.

• Diane Furbee

In the fall of 2016, St. Patrick Church in

London partnered with Madison Senior Living

Community to host community suppers,

Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick

Brendan Shea (right), vice president of the London Rotary Club, congratulates this year’s

winners of the Service Above Self awards: (from left) Phyllis Follrod; Marcus Freed,

named Four Way Test Person of the Year; Diane Furbee; and Mary Anne Wood. Carol

Ansel, also a winner, is not pictured.

offering a hot meal to anyone looking for

one. Diane Furbee serves as St. Patrick’s

point person on the project, which now includes

meal delivery and feeds up to 200

people the second and fourth Wednesdays of

each month. Furbee also coordinates the

church’s Healing Meals ministry, providing

meals to parishioners who are recovering

from surgery or other hospital stays.

“We couldn’t do what we do without lots

of volunteers,” Furbee said. “It’s a great way

to touch people—through a meal.”

Last summer, the church hosted the

Gospel Road community service program.

Furbee coordinated meals and snacks for

the 150 high school students and chaperones

involved in the ministry. She also

served many years as the church’s coordinator

for the Welcome Table, a food ministry

in London, and she regularly volunteers at

HELP House.

• Mary Anne Wood

During her 18 years as children’s librarian

at London Public Library, Mary Anne

Wood has coordinated thousands of programs

for the community’s youth, from storytimes

for infants and toddlers to

scavenger hunts for teens and visits from

the Columbus Zoo, COSI and Newport

Aquarium. She is best known for the summer

reading program which encourages

children to read during their time off from

school.

Wood is all about connecting children

with the library in any way she can. She

regularly travels to area preschools, daycares

and Head Start to perform programs

for children who are not able to get to the library.

She visits schools in different storybook

costumes and stresses the value of having a

library card. She created a new “student library

card” that gives children ages 5-17 the

ability to check out five books at any time

and access to library materials even if their

parents’ card is not in good standing.

About her job, Wood said, “I just do it because

I love it. I love the kids. I have fun.

I’m a kid myself.”


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Major paving project starts this spring in West Jeff

By Michael Williamson

Staff Writer

A major reconstruction and paving project

will move forward this spring in West

Jefferson.

On Feb. 18, council members awarded

the Walnut/Fellows reconstruction project

to Columbus Asphalt Paving. The project,

which has a projected start time of early

April, will cost $808,597.28.

“We’ll send out the notice of award this

week, and it usually takes about four to six

weeks to get under contract and get started,”

said Randy VanTilburg of the engineering

consulting firm Mannik & Smith Group.

“That lines up with the first of April.”

The reconstruction will encompass large

sections of Fellows Avenue and Walnut

Street where pavement will be removed and

replaced.

“Some of the sections will be ground down.

Some will have curb work and replacement,”

said Steve Johnston, council president.

“There might be stormwater drains put in

and adjustments made to piping.”

Although early stages of construction are

scheduled for April, the bulk of the construction

is planned for June through August to

minimize school-related traffic.

“Since that is a major thoroughfare, we

have to have it clear for the season,” Johnston

said.

Also at the Feb. 18 meeting, council confirmed

the appointments of Taylor Patterson

as full-time public service water and

sewer clerk and Deborah DiLeo as clerk of

council. DiLeo replaces Jack Herrel, who

will stay on as an assistant.

In other action Monday, council:

● authorized supplemental appropriations

to the general, capital projects, water

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and sewer funds in the amount of $1.8 million.

● awarded the Darby Creek water and

sewer line extension project to J&J

Schlaegel of Urbana. The cost is

$1,625,676.50.

● authorized a contract to lease a printer

that will be used to copy blueprints and scan

them into digital files. The village will lease

the machine for $388 a month.

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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle

The 8th Annual Victorian Sweetheart Tea

took place Feb. 16 to benefit the Friends

of Mount Sterling Library. Event organizer

Casey O’Neill estimates that this year’s

event was the largest to date with approximately

80 people in attendance. In addition

to serving up treats, the Friends

awarded prizes. For instance, Lauretta

Spies was honored for having the most

birthdays (she is 95). Jordan Wilkins won

a prize for being the youngest boy in attendance.

Shown here are scenes from

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one of the winners in the “Most Interesting

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“Hello, Dolly!” in 2000. (ABOVE RIGHT)

Arabelle Gainey, 8, showcases her parasol.

(BOTTOM LEFT) Ten-year-old Lily

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Catholic Faith Classes

Anyone interested in finding out more about how to become a

Catholic is invited to attend informational sessions at St. Patrick

Catholic Church, 61 S. Union St., London. Sessions are held at 7

p.m. on Wednesdays. For details or to inquire about an alternative

time, email mberryhill@stpatricklondon.org or call (740) 852-0942.

Cemetery Cleaning

Spring cleaning of Fairfield Township cemeteries begins March

20. Winter decorations and old flowers should be removed prior to

that date. New spring decorations and Easter flowers will be honored.

HBMLibrary

270 Lilly Chapel Rd., West Jefferson, (614) 879-8448.

• Library Closed. Feb. 18 in observance of Presidents Day.

• Storytimes. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Feb. 27

theme: “New to You.” March 1 theme: “Happy Birthday to You, Dr.

Seuss!”

• Family STEAM: World Wildlife Day. Learn about endangered

animals and what humans are trying to do to save them at 6 p.m.

Feb. 25. Registration is required to make sure all children get a free

giveaway. Call the library for details.

London Library

20 E. First St., (740) 852-9543.

• Storytimes. Toddler Time, for ages 0-3 years old, meets on

Tuesdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-6 years old, meets on Tuesdays

from 11 to 11:45 a.m. for stories, songs, fingerplays and a weekly

letter activity.

• Friends of the Library. The group will meet 6-7 p.m. Feb. 25.

• DIY Herbal Balms and Salves. At 6 p.m. Feb. 27, use herbs and

oils to make a basic healing salve to take home. All supplies will be

provided. Space is limited to 20 people. Registration is required.

Stop by or call the library.

• Play Date. This book-themed hour of socializing, messy art, toys

and sensory table fun, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Madison County Senior Center

280 W. High St., London, (740) 852-3001.

Feb. 25: 8:30 a.m., indoor/walking exercise class; 9 a.m., chair

volleyball; 9:30 a.m., crochet, knitting and needle crafts; 10:30 a.m.,

sitting exercises/strengthening; 1 p.m., euchre

Feb. 26: 9 a.m., quilters; 10 a.m., bowling; 1:30 p.m., Rays of

Hope Support Group; 5 p.m., cards and billiards; 5:30 p.m., line

dancing

Feb. 27: 8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise; 9 a.m., chair volleyball;

10:30 a.m., aerobics/strengthening class; 12:05 p.m., bridge

Feb. 28: 9 a.m., chair volleyball

Feb. 29: 8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise; 9 a.m., painting

class; 1 p.m., chimes.

Mt. Sterling Community Center

164 E. Main St., (740) 869-2453.

Feb. 25: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 6-7 p.m., Zumba; 7:30-9:30 p.m.,

open gym basketball for high schoolers and adults

Feb. 26: 3-6 p.m., free produce market for income eligible households;

4-7 p.m., food/clothing pantry; 5-6 p.m., Take Pounds Off Sensibly;

6:30-7:30 p.m., boot camp exercise class; 7:30-9 p.m., volleyball

for high schoolers and adults; 8-9 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous

Feb. 27: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., adult sewing

Feb. 28: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., food/clothing pantry; 6:30-7:30 p.m., boot

camp exercises; 7:30-9 p.m., volleyball for high-schoolers and adults.

March 2: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., sewing for all ages and abilities

Mount Sterling Library

60 W. Columbus St., (740) 869-2430.

• Storytime. Sessions are held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and include

stories and crafts for ages 2-5 years old.

• Ladies Night Out. Watch a recently re-

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leased movie at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 on the library’s

big screen. This month’s selection is

R-rated. Bring a potluck dish.

• Around Town Book Club. The group

will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the home of library

staffer Angela McFarland, 231 Yankeetown

Rd., Mount Sterling. McFarland, a

group travel coordinator, will present a

slideshow related to the club’s February

theme, “Blind Date with a Book.” Participants

are invited to select a wrapped book

on display at the library; hints will be provided

about the book’s story. This way, participants

won’t be able to judge a book by its

cover, setting them up for a blind date with

an unknown book Each book is set in a different

state. Refreshments will be provided.

The club is open to older teens and adults.

• WeJoySing. This popular, free learning

program returns on March 6. Classes focus

on musical, emotional, social, physical, intellectual

and psychological development.

Classes meet for 30 minutes on Wednesdays

for nine weeks. Space is limited to 12 children

per class. Caregivers must be present.

Ages 12 months to 36 months meet from

10:30 to 11 a.m. Ages 3 years old to 5 years

old meet from 11:10 to 11:40 a.m. Call the

library to sign up.

• Mount Sterling Community Museum.

The museum, located on the library’s lower

level, will reopen March 1.

Plain City Library

305 W. Main St., (614) 873-4912.

• Kids’ Book Club and Reading Challenge.

Join this club for children in grades

4-6 at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 to take part in the

2019 Kids Reading Challenge. Participants

will read one book per month from a variety

of categories, talk about it with other kids,

and explore related topics. Members get

sneak previews at new library books before

they hit the shelves. February’s title is “How

to Steal a Dog” by Barbara O’Connor. Copies

of the book are available for checkout.

• Make Program: 3-D Printing. At 7 p.m.

Feb. 27, Plain City resident Andy Leer will

introduce library visitors to the world of 3-

D printing and share tips for what to look

for when purchasing a 3-D printer. Leer recently

moved to Plain City and has spent

the last five years working and consulting

in the maker movement.

Republican Women’s Club

The Madison County Republican

Women’s Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26

at Madison Senior Living Community, 351

Keny Blvd., London.

Soil and Water Conservation

The Madison Soil and Water Conservation

District’s next meeting will take place

at 11 a.m. March 13 in the conference room

at 831 U.S. Rte. 42 NE, London. The public

is welcome to attend. All subsequent meetings

will take place at 8 a.m. the second

Wednesday of the month: April 10, May 8,

June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9,

Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.


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Rotary Student of the Month: Madison-Plains

Mast has bright future

The London Rotary Club

is pleased to honor senior

Bradan Mast as Madison-

Plains High School’s February

Student of the Month.

Students of the month are

selected by school administrators

based on their academic

and extracurricular

achievement and positive

character.

Mast has a 3.728 weighted

grade point average and is

ranked eighth in her class. Her

favorite course is Biology II.

Mast has been a member Bradan Mast

of the volleyball team for four years. In that

time, she has earned second-team all-Central

District and first-team Ohio Heritage

Conference honors. She has also been a

member of the school’s powerlifting team,

placing second in the state for Div. V and

Div. 6 for girls in the 125-pound weight class.

She has also been a member of National

Honor Society, for which she served as treasurer,

and Key Club for two years.

When asked to name a staff member who

inspires her, Mast named Molly Niese, who

teaches biology, anatomy and physiology.

“She always has a positive outlook on life,

encourages you to be the best

version of yourself, and is a

great role model for setting

goals and achieving them,”

Mast said of Niese.

Niese commented, “In the

two years that I have had the

pleasure of having Bradan in

class, I have watched her

work wholeheartedly in

everything she does. She inspires

me to do the same on a

daily basis. I look forward to

seeing her name in the spotlight

next year for tearing up

the volleyball court at Capital

University ... but I am even more excited for

her future as a nurse because I have no

doubt that she will continue to pour her

heart into her work and will bring great joy

and hope to everyone she encounters.”

Mast is the daughter of Brian and Darcey

Mast.

The London Rotary Club has a proud history

that dates back to 1929. It is a member

of Rotary International, a volunteer organization

of 1.2 million business and professional

leaders united worldwide to provide

humanitarian service and help build good

will and peace.

London High School’s wrestling team won the Kenton Trail division of the Central

Buckeye Conference: (front row, from left) Coach Aaron Akers, statisticians Sadie

Smith and Hailey Kingery, Antwaun Burns; (back row) Antonio Burns, Garrett Weldon,

Thad Huff, Grace Jones, Dustin Massie, Darian Huff,Josh Colvin, Jack Minner, Ethan

James, Michael Plunkett, Jeremiah Yearout, Gabriel Lenigar, Nick Scaggs, Dominic

Davis, Josiah Kennedy, Brady Fisher and Head Coach Richard Burns.

Raiders win conference title

London High School’s wrestling team

traveled to Bellefontaine on Feb. 16 and,

after a full day’s action, won the Central

Buckeye Conference—Kenton Trail Division

league title.

Wrestlers competed that day in two divisions,

scoring points individually for

their teams. When the points were tabulated,

London won the Kenton Trail Division

with 176 points. St. Paris Graham,

who London wrestled earlier this month in

the state team meet, won the Mad River

Division with 318.5 points. Graham had

11 individual league champions.

London placed in 12 of the 14 weight

classes in the Kenton Trail Division:

• second place—Brady Fisher at 106

pounds, Dominic Davis at 126 pounds,

Antwaun Burns at 145 pounds;

• third place—Ethan James at 132

pounds, Josh Colvin at 152 pounds, Antonio

Burns at 195 pounds, and Thad Huff

at 220 pounds;

• fourth place—Grace Jones at 113

pounds;

• fifth place—Tyjaun Jackson at 120

pounds and Jack Minner at 182 pounds;

• sixth place—Jeremiah Yearout at 138

pounds and Dustin Massie at heavyweight.

Rotary Student of the Month: London

Student-athlete excels

The London Rotary Club

stating, “Even when my

is pleased to honor senior

classmates and I struggle,

Joshua Colvin as London

Mr. Boyd always believes in

High School’s February Student

of the Month.

Boyd commented, “From

our ability to pull through.”

Students of the month are

coaching him in youth soccer

selected by school administrators

based on their aca-

year, it has been a pleasure

to teaching him his senior

demic and extracurricular

to see Josh's growth.”

achievement and positive

After graduation, Colvin

character.

plans to attend college and

Colvin has a 3.301 grade

pursue a degree in information

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Mary Magdalena

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She was born to Alvin and Katie (Beachy)

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Preceded in death by husband Alvin in 1989,

infant brother Marvin in 1930, and son-in-law,

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City, Ohio; Verda Swartzentruber, Dalton, Ohio;

42 grandchildren and 73 great grandchildren.

She was a faithful child of God and member of

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United States Navy veteran of Korea, Ted

had worked for the London Wastewater Department,

the former State Highway Department

and retired as parts manager

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in 1989. He was a member of First United

Methodist Church of London. Survivors include:

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grandchildren, Cody (Kristen) Price and

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Charlotte Jean (Mayabb) Callahan, 72, of

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Ohio. Born on Feb. 2, 1947, in Bourbon

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had been a payment processer for

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include: her son, Dewey (Michelle)

Callahan of Lithopolis; grandchildren,

obituaries

expected to be heavier than in previous

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as soon as possible.

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account statements, and interest statements

from banks;

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aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide.

Alexis, Justin and Makenzee; brothers, Darrell

(Vikki) Mayabb of Grove City, Donnie

Mayabb of London; sister, Brenda (Larry)

Hunt of London;and several nieces,

nephews and cousins. She was preceded in

death by: her husband, Donovon “Sonny”

Callahan; her parents; and her brothers,

Herbert and Jimmy, and sisters, Sue and

Sharon. Calling hours were held at Eberle-

Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London,

on Feb. 21, followed by a graveside

service in Somerford Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The

Ronald McDonald House of Charities,

katherine.mallory@rmhc-centralohio.org, or

The Absolute Hospice Foundation, abshospicefoundation.org.

MILLER

Damer Arnold Miller, 81, of South Vienna

died on Feb. 16, 2019, in Mount

Carmel Medical Center. Born on Sept. 18,

1937, in Waterloo, he was a son of Damer

and Georgia (Clarkston) Miller. Arnold had

worked for the Silver Machine Co. in South

Vienna, starting in 1963. Survivors include:

his wife of 62 years, Patricia (Harrington)

Miller; sons, Tony (Sue) Miller, Dale Miller

and Andy Miller; daughter, Dawn (Denny)

Goettge; seven grandchildren; 11n greatgrandchildren;

sister, Loretta Bonham;

brother, Marlin Powers; several nieces and

nephews; sister-in-law, Maureen Powers;

and the Harrington Family. He was preceded

in death by: his parents; step-father,

Mack Powers; brothers, Mike and Marvin

Powers. Funeral services were held Feb. 20

in Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory,

London, with Mike Hughes officiating.

Interment followed in Plattsburg Cemetery.


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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

Home Point Financial Corporation, Plaintiff

vs.

Charles L. Fraley, et al. Defendants

Case No. CVE20190008

Judge Eamon Costello

LEGAL NOTICE FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION

The Court finds that the service of summons cannot be made other

than by publication on Defendants, Unknown heirs, next of kin and

beneficiaries of the Estate of Charles L. Fraley (deceased) and

Unknown executor, fiduciary or administrator of the Estate of Charles

L. Fraley (deceased), whose last known place of residence is:

unknown, each of you will take notice that on, Plaintiff, filed a

Complaint for Foreclosure in the County Court of Common Pleas,

being, which has a street address of 183 New Street, Mt. Sterling,

OH 43143, being permanent parcel number PPN 18-00381.000.

Plaintiff further alleges that by reason of a default in payment of said

Promissory Note, the conditions of said Mortgage have been broken

and the same has become absolute.

Plaintiff prays that the Defendant named above be required to

answer and assert any interest in said real property or be forever

barred from asserting any interest therein, for foreclosure of said

mortgage, marshalling of liens, and the sale of said real property,

and that the proceeds of said sale be applied according to law.

Said Defendants are required to file an Answer within twenty-eight

(28) days after last publication, which shall be published once a

week for three (3) consecutive weeks, or they might be denied a

hearing in this case.

Submitted by:

David W. Cliffe (0059537)

Franco M. Barile (0080301)

D. Anthony Sottile (0075101)

Sottile and Barile, LLC

11351 Pearl Road, Suite 102

Strongsville, OH 44136

Voice: (440) 572-1511

Email: foreclosure@sottileandbarile.com

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11: of Melissa Perry, London, OH - Compressor, ladder,

tools, household items.

13: of Michelle Dehart, London, OH - Furniture, dolly,

clock, household items.

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household items.

48: of Randy Cauley, London, OH - Mattresses, furniture,

toys, household items.

53: of Billy Howard, London, OH - Furniture, household

items.

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

Location: 192 Maple Street, London, OH 43140

FEBRUARY 17 & 24, 2019

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The following matters are the subject

of this public notice by the Ohio

Environmental Protection Agency. The

complete public notice, including any

additional instructions for submitting

comments, requesting information, a

public hearing, or filing an appeal may

be obtained at:

http://www.epa.ohio.gov/actions.aspx

or

Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA

50 W. Town St.

P.O. Box 1049,

Columbus, Ohio 43216.

Ph: 614-644-3037

email: HClerk@epa.ohio.gov

Final Issuance of Permit to Install

Battelle Memorial Institute

Facility Description: Wastewater

ID #: 1271138

Date of Action: 02/08/2019

This final action not preceded by

proposed action and is appealable to

ERAC.

Project:

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Filtration Unit

Project Location:

1425 Plain City-Georgesville Road

West Jefferson

MM FEBRUARY 24, 2019

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City of London Board of

Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Tuesday,

March 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at 20 South Walnut Street,

London, OH 43140 to hear the following case:

Applicant, Adam & Tia Sexton, 123 & 125 South Union

Street, requesting a variance for replacing a concrete pad

surrounding the building at the subject property located

at 123 & 125 South Union Street.

Information on the above case is available for public

review at the City of London, Building and Zoning

Department, 20 South Walnut Street, Suite 105, London,

Ohio, 43140 during regular business hours.

For any questions concerning this case please contact

Tom Hale or Paul Oswalt at 740-852-7045

MM FEBRUARY 24, 2019

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LEGAL

Legal Notices

PLEAS NOTICE OF SALE Under Judgment of

Foreclosure of Liens for Delinquent Land Taxes

In the Common Pleas Court of Madison County, Ohio

Donna L. Landis, Treasurer Madison County, Ohio, Plaintiff

vs.

William E. Morris, et al., Defendants

Case No. CVE20180185

Whereas judgment has been rendered against certain parcels of real

property for taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, interest, and costs

as follow:

PPN: 28-00190.000

Property Address: 13035 S. Washington Street, South Solon, Ohio 43153

Situated in the State of Ohio, County of Madison and in the Village of

South Solon, Ohio and being more fully described in Deed Volume 261,

Page 534, Madison County Recorder’s Office.

Last Known Owner: William E. Morris and Voretta Jane Morris

Amount of Judgment: One Thousand Three Hundred Forty Dollars and

Sixty-Two Cents ($1,340.62); plus any other taxes, penalities, interest,

assessments and costs that may be due and payable by the date of the

sale of the real property described herein;

Whereas, such judgment orders such real property to be sold by the

undersigned to satisfy the total amount of such judgment plus any other

taxes, penalties, interest, assessments and costs that may be due and

payable by the date of the sale of the real property described herein;

Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that I, James Sabin, Sheriff

of Madison County, Ohio, will sell such real property at public auction,

for cash, to the highest bidder of an amount that equals at least

$1,500.00 at 10:00 a.m. at the Madison County Courthouse in London,

Ohio, on Friday, the 15th day of March, 2019. If any parcel does not

receive a sufficient bid, it shall be offered for sale, under the same

conditions of the first sale and at the same time of day at the same place

on Friday, the 29th day of March, 2019, for an amount that equals at least

$1,600.00.

All properties sold at Sheriff’s Sale are on an “as-is” basis and have no

warranty or guarantee. The Treasurer nor the Sheriff are liable for the

condition of the property.

James P. Sabin, Sheriff

Madison County, Ohio

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NOTICE FOR BIDS

Notice is hereby given that bids will be received at the office of the Madison

County Commissioners, 1 North Main Street, London, Ohio, 43140, on Tuesday,

March 19, 2019 at 11:00 A.M., Ohio Standard Time for the purpose of furnishing

and applying Asphalt Seal Coating of the Roberts Pass Trail and Trailhead during

the year 2019 according to specifications on file in the Madison County

Commissioners’ Office. The bids will be opened and read aloud immediately

thereafter at the same date, time, and location.

Bids shall be submitted on forms furnished by the Madison County Engineer in

a sealed envelope marked “ROBERTS PASS TRAIL ASPHALT SEAL

COATING PROJECT” on the outside. Sealed bids shall be submitted to the

Madison County Commissioners’ Office at the address listed above.

Bid packets can be downloaded from http://sharepoint/publicaccess/default.aspx

Bids will be furnishing labor, equipment, and materials.

As specified in R.C. 153.54, a bidder must submit a bid guarantee in the form of

either:

(1) a bond for the full amount of the bid, or

(2) a certified check, cashier’s check, or letter of credit in the amount of 10% of

the bid.

Bids will be awarded to the lowest and best bidder, based on the grand total.

The Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to

waive any defects in the bids.

The Notice to Bidders is posted on the Internet and may be viewed on the Madison

County web page at: http://sharepoint/publicaccess/default.aspx

By Order of the Board of

Madison County Commissioners

Katie Wiseman, Clerk

MM FEBRUARY 24, 2019

LEGAL NOTICE

Sale of Real Estate

Madison County Foreclosure Auction

Case# 20180147

US Bank National Association

vs

Ross Goodman, et al.

The description of the property to be sold is as follows:

Property address: 7580 STATE ROUTE 323, Mount

Sterling, Madison, Ohio, 43143;

Legal Description: Full Legal Listed on Public

Website; Parcel Number:17-00226.002

Bidding will be available only on www.Auction.com

opening on 03/12/2019 at 10:00 am for a minimum of

7 days.

Sales subject to cancellation and postponement. The

deposit reqired is $5,000.00 to be paid by wire transfer

within 24 hours of the sale ending.

Purchaser shall be responsible for those costs,

allowances, and taxes that the proceeds of the

sale are insufficient to cover.

To view all sale details and terms for this property

visit www.Auction.com and enter the Search

Code CV 20180147 into the search bar.

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

OHIO REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26

THE STATE OF OHIO, MADISON

COUNTY

Specialized Loan Servicing, Plaintiff

vs.

Anthony D. Ruzicka et. al., Defendant

Case No. CVE20180222

Parcel No. 29-00078.000

Address: 4055 Cheseldine Rd.

London, OH 43140

In pursurance of an order of sale in the above entitled action,

I will offer for sale at public auction, at the door of the courthouse

in London, Ohio. The above named property was

appraised at $137,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than

two-thirds of that amount on Friday, 15th day of March, 2019,

at 10:00 o’clock a.m. If no bids at that time, the property will

be offered up again on Friday, 29th day of March, 2019. There

will be no minimum bid for the second sale. Any additional

costs and taxes owed for the action that are not covered by

the sale, will be collected within 30 days of the confirmation

from the purchaser. However, the Plaintiff has the right to

redeem the property within 14 days of the sale by paying the

full purchase price to the clerk of courts, and will be

considered the successful purchaser of the sale.

The complete legal description can be found in the office of

the Madison County Recorder, in the Madison County Courthouse

located at 1 N. Main Street, London, OH 43140.

Being the same property conveyed by deed recorded in

volume 125, page 683 of the Madison County Ohio Records.

Last known owner: Anthony D. Ruzicka et. al

Said premises located at: 4055 Cheseldine Rd., London, OH

43140

All properties sold at Sheriff’s Sale are on an “as-is” basis and

have no warranty or guarantee. The appraisal may or may not

have been an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff

nor the appraisers are liable for the condition of the property

that was appraised.

Terms of Sale: $5,000.00 will be due the day of the sale,

balance due within 30 days of confirmation.

Additional fees to be paid to the Sheriff, include, transfer tax

& conveyance fees which will be added to the balance due.

All funds paid to the Sheriff must be in cash or certified check.

Delinquent taxes will be paid by the plaintiff, current taxes

prorated to the purchaser to the date of the auction. The

purchaser assumes all taxes from the date of the auction. The

purchaser shall be responsible for those costs, allowances, and

taxes that the proceeds of the sale are insufficient to cover.

James P. Sabin, Sheriff

Tina J. Sabin, Deputy

Madison County, Ohio

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

OHIO REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26

THE STATE OF OHIO, MADISON

COUNTY

First Guaranty Mortgage Corp., Plaintiff

vs.

Brandon S. Grotsky et. al., Defendant

Case No. CVE20180197

Parcel No. 10-00672.000

Address: 244 Short St., London, OH 43140

In pursurance of an order of sale in the above entitled action,

I will offer for sale at public auction, at the door of the courthouse

in London, Ohio. The above named property was

appraised at $122,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than

two-thirds of that amount on Friday, 15th day of March, 2019,

at 10:00 o’clock a.m. If no bids at that time, the property will

be offered up again on Friday, 29th day of March, 2019. There

will be no minimum bid for the second sale. Any additional

costs and taxes owed for the action that are not covered by

the sale, will be collected within 30 days of the confirmation

from the purchaser. However, the Plaintiff has the right to

redeem the property within 14 days of the sale by paying the

full purchase price to the clerk of courts, and will be

considered the successful purchaser of the sale.

The complete legal description can be found in the office of

the Madison County Recorder, in the Madison County Courthouse

located at 1 N. Main Street, London, OH 43140.

Being the same property conveyed by deed recorded in

volume 305, page 1668 of the Madison County Ohio Records.

Last known owner: Brandon S. Grotsky et. al

Said premises located at: 244 Short St., London, OH 43140

All properties sold at Sheriff’s Sale are on an “as-is” basis and

have no warranty or guarantee. The appraisal may or may not

have been an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff

nor the appraisers are liable for the condition of the property

that was appraised.

Terms of Sale: $5,000.00 will be due the day of the sale,

balance due within 30 days of confirmation.

Additional fees to be paid to the Sheriff, include, transfer tax

& conveyance fees which will be added to the balance due.

All funds paid to the Sheriff must be in cash or certified check.

Delinquent taxes will be paid by the plaintiff, current taxes

prorated to the purchaser to the date of the auction. The

purchaser assumes all taxes from the date of the auction. The

purchaser shall be responsible for those costs, allowances, and

taxes that the proceeds of the sale are insufficient to cover.

James P. Sabin, Sheriff

Tina J. Sabin, Deputy

Madison County, Ohio

Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, Attorney

P.O. Box 165028, Columbus, OH 43216-5028

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