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<strong>March</strong> <strong>29</strong>, <strong>2020</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXV No. 19<br />

Champer<br />

for <strong>Madison</strong> County<br />

Commissioner<br />

Paid for by Champer for Commissioner<br />

New fund to help<br />

local non-profits<br />

during pandemic<br />

Taxes By<br />

Jeff Johnson<br />


Pay your tax fees<br />

out of<br />

your refund!<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Kristy Zurbrick<br />

London resident Wavealine Kelso plays “Amazing Grace” on piano at her birthday celebration. She turned<br />

101 years old on <strong>March</strong> 1. Click on the “<strong>Madison</strong>” tab at www.columbusmessenger.com to view a video.<br />

To the tune of 101 years old<br />

By Kristy Zurbrick<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> Editor<br />

Judging by Wavealine Kelso, one would guess a<br />

good nature is the secret to long life.<br />

She doesn’t know a stranger, happy to chat with<br />

anyone as long as they speak loudly. (She’s hard of<br />

hearing.) She can reel off song after song on the piano,<br />

as long as someone points her fingers to middle C at<br />

the start. (She’s legally blind.) She gamely rolls with<br />

whatever challenges or opportunities come her way.<br />

(She once conducted a Mexican funeral.)<br />

“I’ve had an interesting life. It’s a long one, you<br />

know,” she said with a chuckle during an interview a<br />

few days after her 101st birthday on <strong>March</strong> 1.<br />

Wavealine was born to Harold and Lillian Kelso in<br />

1919. She grew up in Sedalia and later moved with her<br />

parents to London where she has lived ever since—with<br />

the exception of four years in Texas and travel to the<br />

planet’s five largest continents.<br />

Much of Wavealine’s globetrotting came with her<br />

work for the Church of Christ in Christian Union.<br />

Wherever she went, she did whatever was needed.<br />

Much of the time, that was teaching school. Sometimes,<br />

it was filling unexpected vacancies, including<br />

stints as a principal and, as in the case of the aforementioned<br />

funeral, as a minister of sorts.<br />

“Whatever there was to do, you didn’t have a choice.<br />

You just did whatever was needed to be done,” she<br />

said.<br />

See WAVEALINE page 3<br />

54 S. MAIN ST.,<br />

LONDON, OH 43140<br />

740-852-6500<br />

The board of directors of the United Way of Clark, Champaign<br />

& <strong>Madison</strong> Counties announced the creation of the Clark Champaign<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> COVID-19 Community Fund to support individuals<br />

and families affected by the impact of the coronavirus.<br />

“COVID-19 is not only a health crisis but an economic crisis, as<br />

well,” said Steven McCready, United Way board president. “The<br />

steps our communities have and will take for the foreseeable future<br />

in response to the health crisis will undoubtedly leave a significant<br />

number of our most vulnerable population unable to meet their<br />

basic needs. This unprecedented need for services will leave many<br />

of our non-profit agencies without the financial resources to meet<br />

the anticipated demand.”<br />

The Clark Champaign <strong>Madison</strong> COVID-19 Community Fund<br />

has been established to ensure that every dollar donated to the fund<br />

remains in the organization’s three counties. As with every gift to<br />

United Way of Clark, Champaign & <strong>Madison</strong> Counties, every dollar<br />

stays in the county from which the donation was received or designated<br />

by the donor.<br />

“It is unclear as to what the needs for our communities will be<br />

over the course of the next few months, but what we do know is that<br />

our first priority is to assist our food banks/food pantries in feeding<br />

the hungry and to ensure that the homeless have appropriate shelter,”<br />

said Kerry Lee Pedraza, executive director. “For this reason, as<br />

dollars are donated and received by the fund, they will be distributed<br />

to such agencies as Second Harvest Foodbank, Interfaith Hospitality,<br />

Caring Kitchen (Clark, Champaign), HELP House, Good Samaritan<br />

Food Pantry and Bridges Community Action (<strong>Madison</strong>.)”<br />

Della Selsor Trust is making a lead gift of $10,000 to the fund.<br />

Any organization or business interested in joining the Della Selsor<br />

Trust should contact Kerry Pedraza at (937) 324 -5541.<br />

Others interested in making donations may do so online at<br />

www.uwccmc.org/covid-19-community-fund or by sending a check<br />

to: Clark Champaign <strong>Madison</strong> COVID-19 Community Fund, c/o<br />

United Way, P.O. Box 59, Springfield, OH 45501-0059. Donors may<br />

designate the county to which their gift goes. All donations are taxdeductible.<br />

All funds received will be distributed to the counties<br />

without any allocation for administrative overhead.<br />

“It is not just financial resources that are needed at this time,<br />

but our communities are in desperate need of volunteers,” Pedraza<br />

said. “With increased financial needs and the direction for vulnerable<br />

populations to refrain from being out in the public, a significant<br />

void has been left. For those in our community that are able and<br />

willing to give of their time, volunteer opportunities for all three<br />

counties are listed at www.uwccmc.org/volunteer.”<br />

For more information, contact Kerry Lee Pedraza at<br />

kpedraza@uwccmc.org or (937) 324-5551.<br />



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Engineer prioritizes emergency and critical work<br />

Other county offices and agencies<br />

also making operational changes<br />

By Kristy Zurbrick<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> Editor<br />

Just as schools and businesses are adapting their operations in<br />

an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), so to<br />

are <strong>Madison</strong> County government offices and agencies.<br />

Among them is the county Engineer’s Office, which closed its<br />

doors to the public on <strong>March</strong> 20. Three days later, County Engineer<br />

Bryan Dhume made the decision to delay routine maintenance work<br />

on the county’s roads and ditches in light of the “Stay at Home”<br />

order issued by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department<br />

of Health.<br />

“On (<strong>March</strong> 23), we decided to send our highway workers home<br />

where they are on standby for emergency and critical work,” Dhume<br />

said on <strong>March</strong> 24. “We want to make sure we take care of our team<br />

as best we can. The job I need them to do right now is stay at home<br />

and be ready to respond.”<br />

He does have at least two supervisors out on the county and<br />

township roads on a rotating basis, patrolling for any issues that<br />

need attention.<br />

Dhume said his office’s prioritization of emergency<br />

and critical work over routine maintenance will remain<br />

in place at least through April 6, the length of the “stay<br />

at home” order as of the <strong>Messenger</strong>’s press time on<br />

<strong>March</strong> 25.<br />

“When the weather starts to warm up, the grass in<br />

the ditches will need to be mowed, and we’ll have (road<br />

and bridge) construction jobs to do. That will make it<br />

hard to keep our highway workers at home,” he said.<br />

The entire staff at the Engineer’s Office remains on<br />

active pay status at this point. The engineers and administrative<br />

staff are working remotely.<br />

“We’re still responding to calls, emails and regular<br />

mail,” Dhume said.<br />

Another contact option is the “citizens request” function<br />

on the Engineer’s Office website. Residents can<br />

submit reports online of drainage issues, potholes and<br />

other issues, as well as general questions.<br />

“The ‘citizens request’ is a new system we implemented<br />

late last year. This is a perfect example of a useful<br />

time for it,” Dhume said.<br />

In addition to adjusting daily operations, Dhume<br />

said he is preparing for likely adjustments to the Engineer’s<br />

Office budget. With fewer people out on the roads<br />

due to COVID-19, he expects a significant decrease in<br />

gas tax receipts which fund road and bridge work across<br />

the state.<br />

“Diesel sales are holding pretty true to projections<br />

right now, but gasoline is down by double digits, depending<br />

on the information you’re looking at,” he said.<br />

To reach the <strong>Madison</strong> County Engineer’s Office, call<br />

(740) 852-9404. To access the “citizens request” online<br />

reporting system, go to www.co.madison.oh.us, click on<br />

“Engineer” under “Departments,” then choose “Citizen<br />

Request” from the column on the left side of the page.<br />

Other county office changes<br />

Other county government offices and agencies reporting<br />

operational changes to the <strong>Messenger</strong> include<br />

the following. For the most up-to-date information, be<br />

sure to check the agencies’ websites and social media<br />

pages.<br />

Sheriff’s Office<br />

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in the interest of<br />

public safety and the safety of staff members, the <strong>Madison</strong><br />

County Sheriff’s Office has suspended the following<br />

services at its administration office, 23 W. High St.,<br />

London:<br />

• Conceal carry services, background/fingerprinting<br />

services, and in-person public record requests. The office<br />

• Fairfield Township trustees. The<br />

trustees cancelled their April 6 meeting.<br />

The next meeting is set for 8 p.m. April 20<br />

at the township building, 9100 Big Plain-<br />

Circleville Rd., unless otherwise publicized.<br />

• Peace Officers Memorial. The <strong>2020</strong><br />

Ohio Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony,<br />

previously scheduled for May 7, has been<br />

canceled in response to recommendations<br />

from the Centers for Disease Control and<br />

Prevention for controlling the spread of<br />

COVID-19. Hundreds of law enforcement officers<br />

from across the state attend the annual<br />

ceremony at the Ohio Peace Officers Training<br />

Academy in London to honor fallen colleagues<br />

and their families. A private<br />

ceremony will be scheduled at a later date for<br />

will continue to issue Concealed Carry Permits for<br />

which applications were already made.<br />

• Public records requests are available by email request<br />

at records@madisonsheriff.org or by phone at<br />

(740) 845-1817.<br />

• Health care workers who need background/fingerprinting<br />

services should call the Court Services Division<br />

at (740) 845-1822 to schedule an appointment.<br />

“We are being proactive in our approach to limit exposure<br />

as best we can,” said Sheriff John Swaney. “If a<br />

14-day quarantine is issued to our staff, it would greatly<br />

limit our ability to perform our mission. We hope this<br />

inconvenience is short-lived and we may resume normal<br />

operational service to our community.”<br />

Auditor’s Office<br />

The <strong>Madison</strong> County Auditor’s Office is temporarily<br />

closed to the public. The office continues to process<br />

forms, licenses, transfers, appeals and other documents.<br />

Call the office to arrange the handling and delivery of<br />

documents, as well as to ask questions or express concerns,<br />

(740) 852-9717.<br />

Treasurer’s Office<br />

Effective <strong>March</strong> 18, the <strong>Madison</strong> County Treasurer’s<br />

Office is open on a day-to-day basis with limited contact<br />

with the public in order to combat COVID-19. Anyone<br />

who needs to pay real estate or manufactured home<br />

taxes should mail payments instead of visiting the office.<br />

Anyone who feels the need to visit the office should<br />

call first: (740) 852-1936. The Treasurer's Office mailing<br />

address is P.O. Box 675, London, OH 43140.<br />

Extension Office<br />

The Ohio State University Extension Office-<strong>Madison</strong><br />

County, 217 Elm St., London, is temporarily closed. All<br />

staff are working remotely and can be reached by email<br />

or by calling the office’s main phone line at (740) 852-<br />

0975.<br />

Contact information is as follows:<br />

• Arlene Duffey, duffey.2@osu.edu, office associate;<br />

• Frances Nicol, nicol.115@osu.edu, 4-H;<br />

• Mary Griffith, griffith.483@osu.edu, agriculture<br />

and natural resources; and<br />

• Deetra Huntington, SNAP-Ed program, huntington.41@osu.edu.<br />

Information resources for COVID-19<br />

• <strong>Madison</strong> County Public Health, (740) 852-3065,<br />

madisonpublichealth.org;<br />

• Ohio Department of Health, coronavirus.ohio.gov;<br />

COVID-19 Ohio Department call center, 1-833-427-<br />

5634, 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.; and<br />

• Centers for Disease Control, cdc.gov.<br />

Postponements of local events<br />

the families and agencies of officers who<br />

were killed in the line of duty in 2019. In addition,<br />

those officers and their families will<br />

receive full recognition at the 2021 ceremony.<br />

• Library scholarship<br />

Applications are available for the Marjorie<br />

Hanson Memorial Scholarship, offered<br />

by the Mount Sterling Friends of the Library.<br />

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the<br />

Friends are extending the due date for<br />

scholarship applications. Request an application<br />

at reece.melissa.b@gmail.com. Type<br />

“scholarship” in the subject line. All completed<br />

applications are due by June 1. The<br />

deadline for some documentation will be<br />

suspended as necessary on a case-by-case<br />


www.madisonmessengernews.com <strong>March</strong> <strong>29</strong>, <strong>2020</strong> - MADISON MESSENGER - Page 3<br />

Attorney General warns of virus-related scams<br />

Fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19)<br />

pandemic could give rise to an outbreak of scams, Ohio Attorney<br />

General Dave Yost warns.<br />

“COVID-19 is not the only thing we have to protect ourselves<br />

against,” Yost said. “Thieves and crooks prey on fear and uncertainty.<br />

Ohioans need to inoculate themselves against an outbreak<br />

of scams with knowledge and good practices.”<br />

Yost encourages Ohioans to follow these tips to avoid coronavirus-related<br />

scams:<br />

• Watch out for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease<br />

Control and Prevention (CDC) or other expert sources with<br />

special advice or information about the Coronavirus. Legitimate information<br />

is available for free on the CDC’s website.<br />

• Ignore online advertisements promoting cures for the Coronavirus.<br />

According to the Federal Trade Commission, “There currently<br />

are no vaccines, pills, lotions, lozenges or other prescription<br />

or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus<br />

disease 2019 (COVID-19) online or in stores.”<br />

Research nonprofit organizations and crowdfunding campaigns<br />

before donating. A database of registered charities is available on<br />

the Ohio Attorney General’s website. Avoid groups that pressure<br />

you into donating and never donate via cash, gift cards, wire transfer<br />

or prepaid money card. These are the preferred payment methods<br />

of scammers.<br />

Be cautious of anyone going door-to-door offering Coronavirus<br />

testing or temperature readings and requesting personal information.<br />

Call law enforcement immediately if you see a suspicious per-<br />


Continued from page 1<br />

In some cases, the task at hand was to provide music. Wavealine<br />

speaks fondly of her time in Texas, especially the makeshift church<br />

services her organization conducted for people who lived just across<br />

the border in Mexico. She and the minister would cart a portable<br />

organ down to the campsite where a crowd would be waiting for<br />

them.<br />

“We didn’t have a stool for the organ, so somebody would run to<br />

get a bucket for me to sit on... I must have been a sight!” she said.<br />

Wavealine is primarily self-taught on piano. She took a few lessons<br />

as a youngster, but those stopped when her father contracted<br />

tuberculosis and money got short.<br />

“I played enough by ear that I got along OK,” she said.<br />

Wavealine’s many church friends can attest to her abilities. Marlin<br />

Dowler said that when his wife and he sang duets at church,<br />

they’d rely on Wavealine to provide accompaniment. Ray Justice<br />

said all one has to do is hum a tune, and Wavealine can catch right<br />

in on piano.<br />

Those talents came in handy during her long career as a school<br />

teacher right here in <strong>Madison</strong> County. After graduating from<br />

Sedalia High School, she taught at Danville School for nine years.<br />

She later held teaching positions at <strong>Madison</strong> Rural, Sedalia and<br />

London and filled in at several other schools. She enjoyed playing<br />

piano before and between acts of the junior and senior plays. She<br />

also taught music in all grades at the high school level.<br />

Her career in education also included time spent teaching third<br />

and fourth grade, then fifth and sixth grade. She once taught high<br />

school Spanish when the regular Spanish teacher got fired<br />

“I got by,” she said of that particular task.<br />

Hester Anders was a student of Wavealine’s at Danville School.<br />

She remembers her having the right temperament for her vocation.<br />

“She had the patience to have young kids to teach,” Anders said.<br />

“I just liked to teach. I liked my work,” Wavealine said.<br />

Her career, her devotion to her faith, her travel and friends—<br />

they’ve made for a full life. When asked why she never married,<br />

Wavealine laughed and said, “I didn’t have time!”<br />

Wavealine celebrated her 101st birthday with friends, former<br />

students, and her church family at <strong>Madison</strong> Senior Living, where<br />

she lives. There were balloons, a generous spread of food, and cake.<br />

Wavealine capped off the festivities with an impromptu concert on<br />

the facility’s community room piano.<br />

“I’ve had a fun life—a good life,” she said.<br />

son. Never let strangers into your home.<br />

Commission website and stay tuned for updates from<br />

Beware of emails and other attempts to “phish” for reliable news sources.<br />

your personal, financial and medical information. When When online, avoid clicking on unknown links or popups<br />

and never download any suspicious email attach-<br />

in doubt, do not share. If the source claims to be your<br />

bank or a government agency, confirm they are legitimate<br />

by calling the organization at a phone number you software designed to steal your personal information or<br />

ment. Doing so could infect your devices with malicious<br />

have verified.<br />

lock your computer until you pay a ransom.<br />

Amid discussions of providing working families with Consumers who suspect an unfair or deceptive sales<br />

government checks, know that nothing has been formalized<br />

yet. For more information, visit the Federal Trade fice at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.<br />

practice should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Of-<br />

Community resiliency grants<br />

ServeOhio, in conjunction with its partners, the<br />

American Electric Power Foundation and the Corporation<br />

for National and Community Service, announces<br />

the availability of grants to support community resiliency<br />

initiatives that mobilize residents to address<br />

significant needs in their community as a result of the<br />

coronavirus (COVID-19).<br />

Grant awards will range between $500 to $2,000,<br />

and projects must take place prior to April 30, <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Examples of such initiatives may include:<br />

• organizing a food drop-off program for at-risk populations<br />

(children, older adults, etc.);<br />

• organizing a diaper drive;<br />

• organizing a toiletry drive to support residents unable<br />

to purchase essentials; and<br />

• creating cards and letters for older adults in nursing<br />

homes.<br />

There is no requirement for residents to physically<br />

come together for this initiative. Social distancing is encouraged.<br />

These funds are intended to support initiatives<br />

that mobilize the power of local communities to<br />

solve complex problems as a result of COVID-19.<br />

How can the funding be used?<br />

The grants support projects that provide opportunities<br />

for citizens to solve an immediate need caused by<br />

COVID-19. Funds may not be used for staffing, travel<br />

costs, gift cards, awards, or administration or overhead<br />

costs. All awards will be paid by reimbursement upon<br />

submission of the project report and documentation of<br />

expenditures.<br />

Who is eligible to apply?<br />

Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including,<br />

but not limited to, volunteer centers, school districts,<br />

community colleges, universities, and local<br />

governments are eligible to apply.<br />

Ready to apply?<br />

For the application and instructions, go to<br />

https://serve.ohio.gov/Grants-Funding/National-Daysof-Service-Funding.<br />

Applications will be accepted<br />

through April 1, <strong>2020</strong>, and projects must take place<br />

prior to April 30, <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Direct questions to Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss at Rebeccah.Verhoff-Kiss@serveohio.gov.<br />

ServeOhio is the state’s commission on service and<br />

volunteerism and is part of the Ohio Department of<br />


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Surfing sports channels in the wee morning hours can leave one<br />

perplexed. You can’t believe what they have on. One morning, it<br />

was a cornhole tournament. Another, an axe throwing contest. Before<br />

that, a poker tournament and the rugged sport of bocce ball.<br />

What next? Someone doing a crossword or jigsaw puzzle against the<br />

clock?<br />

For something to be considered a sport, I feel that strength, endurance,<br />

sweat, skill and at least some athleticism should be involved.<br />

I try to be liberal in my interpretation, especially now that<br />

I am in my golden years and ping-pong is as close as I get to grueling<br />

competition. If there’s competition and it’s entertaining to<br />

watch, I’ll do my best to go with the flow. I’ll try to learn more about<br />

it and usually end up accepting it, although maybe not liking it.<br />

Luckily most are obvious sports and beyond question. Yet, some<br />

I’ll always question. I’ve come a long way. Thanks to the Olympics,<br />

I even accept and (sort of) enjoy curling. It’s fun to watch, and I find<br />

it helps me to vent my pent up anger, listening to all of the players<br />

screaming at the top of their lungs. Note: I still prefer to watch real<br />

sports like hockey, baseball, football and college basketball. I’ve excluded<br />

pro basketball. To me, that’s too much like the pro wrestling.<br />

There’s one sport I’ve never questioned as being a sport. I just<br />

don’t enjoy watching it. Hence, it doesn’t meet all my criteria. I’ve<br />

tried and tried for years, given it more chances to captivate me than<br />

I’ve given the Browns and Indians, but I just can’t get into it. I readily<br />

admit it’s me, not the<br />

sport.<br />

By way of lead-in, after<br />

giving it two seconds to suck me in, I<br />

flipped from that exciting cornhole tournament<br />

I mentioned earlier to a riveting soccer<br />

match from overseas, with team names<br />

I’d never heard of and couldn’t pronounce.<br />

The sport’s network regularly pipes in<br />

these matches, so someone must be watching<br />

them. For me, it was like switching<br />

sides during a good nap, from cornhole to<br />

soccer.<br />

Settle down, soccer fans. I realize there<br />

are many of you out there, and it’s without<br />

question the most popular sport in the<br />

world. It’s just not a fun sport for me as a<br />

spectator. I’d rather watch the june bugs<br />

devour my bushes or the faint white dot of the International<br />

Space Station streaking across the nighttime sky.<br />

It’s obviously a sport. It meets my requirements to<br />

rightfully be called one—except that it’s downright boring<br />

and that’s an automatic disqualification. Plus, a few<br />

of the rules make little sense to me. Why must the clock<br />

run continuously during an injury or some other delay,<br />

instead of using an official timeout. Sure, the official<br />

supposedly tracks the idle time and adds it back later,<br />

but the fans aren’t in the loop.<br />

I enjoy watching a good shutout in hockey, baseball<br />

and football, or a good defensive effort on the college<br />

basketball court—but not in every game. I also like to see<br />

scoring. It helps keep me awake. I have a need for at<br />

least a little excitement.<br />

Since my taxes are going to partially fund the new<br />

Columbus Crew stadium, I forced myself to watch the<br />

season opener. Nice match. Good defense. The Crew<br />

won 1-0. History says we can count on most matches<br />

having that same explosive scoring. In 2018, the Crew<br />

scored 43 goals in 34 matches; in 2019 it was 39 goals<br />

in 34 matches. That’s barely a goal per match. Pass the<br />

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When you watch a soccer match on TV,<br />

the fans are always bouncing about in the<br />

stands and going bonkers. When a rare<br />

goal is made, you can probably hear them<br />

cheering on Mars. I’ve never understood<br />

what all the excitement is about.<br />

In the spring, when youth soccer leagues<br />

get rolling, I’ll observe the activity on the<br />

fields as I saunter by during the dog walk.<br />

Even the dog looks confused. The fields look<br />

like a beehive a bear stuck his paw into for<br />

honey. Little bodies move in every direction<br />

like the fighter planes at the battle of Midway.<br />

Some stand motionless and uninterested,<br />

looking blankly into the sky as the<br />

ball goes by their feet and the parents and<br />

coaches scream away.<br />

The chaos depends on league age level, resembling<br />

the airport in Atlanta during the rush hours for the<br />

youngest level. As I walk on, my thoughts usually turn<br />

to thinking how grateful I am soccer wasn’t very popular,<br />

let alone even discovered in most towns, when I was<br />

a kid. We had more exciting sports, like using an old<br />

building wall and a crummy abandoned dirt field<br />

pocked with potholes for stickball, or dodging cars playing<br />

touch football in the neighborhood street.<br />

Soccer is everywhere now. It’s been pushed hard by<br />

the sport’s media and it’s still growing, no doubt here to<br />

stay. I’m trying to contain my excitement. The easiest<br />

thing for me to do is change the channel again. Maybe<br />

I’ll find a cricket or rugby match so I can get really confused.<br />

Maybe I’ll find some muscle-bound man pulling<br />

a truck with a chain. Perhaps there’s a surfing competition<br />

on, bull riding, powerboat racing, cliff climbing.<br />

Or, maybe I’ll luck out and find a hot dog eating contest,<br />

a real sport (and heartburn) I can identify with (burp).<br />

Dave Burton is a guest columnist for the Columbus<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers. He lives in Grove City.<br />

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London Rotary Student of the Month: London<br />

Smart & hard-working<br />

The London Rotary<br />

Club is pleased to honor<br />

senior Quinn Santucci as<br />

London High School’s<br />

<strong>March</strong> Student of the<br />

Month.<br />

Students of the month<br />

are selected by school administrators<br />

based on<br />

their academic and extracurricular<br />

achievement<br />

and positive<br />

character.<br />

Santucci has a 4.18<br />

grade point average and<br />

is ranked eighth in her<br />

class. Her favorite subject Quinn Santucci<br />

is math.<br />

She is a three-year member of the National<br />

Honor Society and a two-year member<br />

of student council. She is a two-year<br />

member of Quick Recall and a four-year<br />

member of the International Thespian Society.<br />

She has been in the cast of five musicals<br />

and four plays during high school. She is a<br />

five-year member of the marching band and<br />

four-year member of the concert band.<br />

When asked to name a school staff member<br />

who inspires her, Santucci named math<br />

teacher Hana Woodson.<br />

“Mrs. Woodson is so<br />

strong and kind no matter<br />

what, and she is always<br />

there for her students,”<br />

she said.<br />

About Santucci, Woodson<br />

said, “Quinn is a great<br />

blend of intelligence, personality,<br />

strength and<br />

work ethic. She knows<br />

what it takes to be successful<br />

and is willing to<br />

put in the work to achieve<br />

it. She has been a pleasure<br />

to have in class for the<br />

past two years.”<br />

After graduation, Santucci<br />

will attend Columbus<br />

State Community College in the honors<br />

psychology program after which she will<br />

transfer to a four-year college. She is the<br />

daughter of Tony and Meghan Santucci of<br />

London.<br />

The London Rotary Club has a proud history<br />

dating back to 19<strong>29</strong>. It is a member of<br />

Rotary International, a volunteer organization<br />

of 1.2 million business and professional<br />

leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian<br />

service and help build good will and<br />

peace.<br />

London Rotary Student of the Month: <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains<br />

Village secures legal services<br />

By Andrew Garrett<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Like other municipalities in the<br />

county, Mount Sterling village council<br />

took precautions to prevent the spread of<br />

the coronavirus (COVID-19) by closing<br />

town hall to the public during its meeting<br />

on <strong>March</strong> 23. As usual, the proceedings<br />

were aired through a live video feed available<br />

through Youtube.<br />

Council passed only one piece of legislation<br />

during the session—a resolution authorizing<br />

the village to enter into contract<br />

with Frost Brown Todd LLC for legal<br />

services. This would effectively fill the vacancy<br />

for village solicitor left when former<br />

solicitor Mark Pitstick resigned from the<br />

position in late December.<br />

According to Mayor Marci Darlington,<br />

who met with Stephen Smith, director of<br />

the firm’s Columbus office, the firm regularly<br />

deals in municipal law and has experience<br />

with the Ohio Municipal League.<br />

Frost Brown Todd is a large law firm.<br />

• Mount Sterling Public Library has cancelled<br />

curbside services. Until further notice,<br />

patrons should not return checked-out<br />

items to the library drop box.<br />

• Plain City Public Library is offering<br />

As of yet, a specific attorney has not been<br />

assigned to Mount Sterling, Darlington<br />

said.<br />

Initially, the plan is for the solicitor to<br />

charge by the hour and come only to select<br />

meetings, thereby saving the village some<br />

money, with the possibility of a flat monthly<br />

rate being negotiated at a later time.<br />

Such select meetings would include the<br />

nuisance and abatement committee meetings,<br />

Darlington said. One of the tasks assigned<br />

to the new solicitor will be drafting<br />

code for the village’s code enforcement.<br />

Another will be drafting procedure and<br />

then training council on it.<br />

Council member Becky Martin brought<br />

to the rest of council’s attention a problem<br />

with the wording of the contract. It referred<br />

to the solicitor as reporting to a village<br />

manager, a position that is not part<br />

of Mount Sterling’s administrative structure.<br />

The oversight was noted, and Darlington<br />

and council agreed to have the<br />

term stricken from the contract.<br />

Update on library operations<br />

only essential curbside services. Examples<br />

are educational needs and necessary social<br />

services as defined in the Ohio Department<br />

of Health’s “Stay at Home” order. Call (614)<br />

873-4912 for details.<br />

Tesi pursues goals with<br />

discipline, confidence<br />

The London Rotary<br />

Club is pleased to honor<br />

senior Addison Tesi as<br />

<strong>Madison</strong>-Plains High<br />

School’s <strong>March</strong> Student of<br />

the Month.<br />

Students of the month<br />

are selected by school administrators<br />

based on their<br />

academic and extracurricular<br />

achievement and positive<br />

character.<br />

Tesi has a 3.894 grade<br />

point average. Her favorite<br />

course is Chemistry II. She<br />

was a captain of the girls’<br />

soccer team. Her sophomore<br />

year, she was the<br />

leading rebounder on the girls’ basketball<br />

team. She also was a varsity cheerleader.<br />

She is a member of the National Honor Society.<br />

When asked to name a school staff member<br />

who inspires her, Tesi named French<br />

teacher Beatrice Omwomo.<br />

“She always pushes me to do my best,<br />

and she always has a great attitude and<br />

loves what she does,” Tesi said.<br />

Addison Tesi<br />

Regarding Tesi, Omwomo<br />

stated, “During the<br />

four years that I have been<br />

honored to teach Addison,<br />

she has proved that determination<br />

and zeal leads to<br />

success. She identifies her<br />

goal—academic or extracurricular—pursues<br />

it with discipline<br />

and self-confidence,<br />

and does her best always.<br />

Addison is brilliant, diligent,<br />

optimistic and reliable.”<br />

After graduation, Tesi<br />

plans to attend the University<br />

of Cincinnati and major<br />

in health sciences (pre-medicine).<br />

She is the daughter of January Reilley<br />

and Shawn Tesi.<br />

The London Rotary Club has a proud history<br />

dating back to 19<strong>29</strong>. It is a member of<br />

Rotary International, a volunteer organization<br />

of 1.2 million business and professional<br />

leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian<br />

service and help build good will and<br />


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Second attempt at through-hike put on hold<br />

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By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Up until recently, Bryan Wade never<br />

gave hiking much thought. There weren’t a<br />

lot of trails to explore growing up in West<br />

Jefferson. As a teen, he didn’t get much of a<br />

kick out of the family outings to southern<br />

parts of the state. And as a working adult,<br />

he seldom had time to pick up a book and<br />

read about the experiences of new or experienced<br />

trekkers.<br />

“It just wasn’t something I paid much attention<br />

to,” said Wade, a 1997 West Jefferson<br />

High School graduate now living in New<br />

Albany. “And I can honestly say it wasn’t<br />

something I had always dreamed of doing.”<br />

That mindset changed, however, as the<br />

credits rolled on a television screen.<br />

It was a little over three years ago when<br />

Wade came across a film called, “A Walk in<br />

the Woods.” In the 2015 film, starring<br />

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, Redford’s<br />

character decides to experience something<br />

new in life after attending one too many funerals<br />

and hearing one too many stories<br />

about the ailments of people his age. In an<br />

act that those close to him deemed absurd,<br />

he chooses to through-hike the Appalachian<br />

Trail as that new experience. The film is<br />

based on a 1998 memoir by Bill Bryson.<br />

Wade started watching the film simply<br />

as a good way to pass the time. By the time<br />

it ended, he began contemplating his own<br />

“act of absurdity.”<br />

“Something about that film just stuck<br />

with me,” he admitted.<br />

Wade began looking up videos of people<br />

hiking the famed trail and came to the conclusion<br />

that it was something he needed to<br />

do. Unlike the experience of Redford’s character<br />

in the film, the reaction of Wade’s family<br />

was more supportive. Somewhat.<br />

“My mother [Linda] was freaked out,” he<br />

said, laughing. “She didn’t want me to go;<br />

she definitely didn’t want me to go alone,<br />

and she was afraid that I would be attacked<br />

by bears. Everyone else, though, was really<br />

supportive of my decision.”<br />

Instead of getting his trail legs cut on<br />

hikes throughout the state, Wade hit a<br />

stair-climbing machine at the gym with a<br />

40-pound pack strapped to his back almost<br />

every day.<br />

“I had joined a bunch of hiking groups<br />

online, and they all say that you can’t really<br />

prepare for the hike,” he said. “They said<br />

that the trail trains you and that is how you<br />

learn.”<br />

Still, he did manage weekends of 20- and<br />

30-mile walks, in addition to the work on<br />

the stair climber to gain more endurance.<br />

In April 2019, he flew down to Georgia to<br />

start his four- to six-month long, 2,190-mile<br />

through-hike of the Appalachian Trail.<br />

As a “strong extrovert,” Wade said it was<br />

hard to adapt at first. While the Appalachian<br />

Trail Conservancy estimates that<br />

more than 3 million visit the trail (which<br />

runs through 14 states) and more than<br />

3,000 people attempt a through-hike each<br />

year, there are long stretches of absolute<br />

solitude where not a single person can be<br />

found.<br />

“Besides getting accustomed to the long<br />

hikes with a 40-pound backpack on, that<br />

was one of the hardest aspects of the hike,”<br />

said Wade. “It was difficult to be alone with<br />

your thoughts sometimes. The silence would<br />

get in your head. It would make you ask a<br />

bunch of questions about your life and the<br />

decisions you have made. I often asked myself<br />

‘Why am I out here?’”<br />

After a few days on the trail by himself,<br />

Wade ran into a friend he met on an online<br />

hiking group, and they linked up for a<br />

stretch. It was fortunate, too, as his partner<br />

alerted him to the presence of a bear.<br />

“Wes (who hailed from British Columbia)<br />

was hiking up in front of me, and I saw him<br />

startle,” Wade said. “I came a bit closer and<br />

saw the butt-end of a couple of cubs.”<br />

Luckily, Wade did not experience the<br />

anger of a mama bear that day, or any day<br />

that followed.<br />

In the span of a month, Wade traversed<br />

multiple states, walked hundreds of miles<br />

Bryan Wade stands in an area known as Charlie’s Bunion in the Smokey Mountains at<br />

about the 200-mile mark of the Appalachian Trail. An injury later cut short his 2019 attempt<br />

at a through-hike of the trail.<br />

Bryan Wade, a West Jefferson native, poses by the Mile 1 marker of the Appalachian Trail<br />

on Springer Mountain, Georgia, the southern terminus of the trail. It was April 11, 2019,<br />

the first day of his first attempt at a through-hike of the trail. He had hoped to start his second<br />

attempt on <strong>March</strong> 23 of this year, but COVID-19 concerns have postponed his plans.<br />

and ascended the trail’s highest peak, Clingmans<br />

Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains.<br />

It was shortly after that experience that an<br />

injury cut his through-hike plans short.<br />

While descending a mountain trail in<br />

Tennessee, Wade’s leg got caught up in a<br />

tree root and brought him crashing to the<br />

ground. Grimacing in pain, Wade watched<br />

as his knee swelled and knew immediately<br />

that his journey was over.<br />

“Once I heard that pop, I knew it was<br />

time to get off the trail,” he said.<br />

After hobbling down the trail for several<br />

miles on one good, albeit bruised, leg, Wade<br />

ran into a resident of the town of Erwin who<br />

took him to an urgent care facility. Once<br />

there, he was diagnosed with a knee sprain<br />

and told to stay off of it for several months.<br />

Back home in New Albany, where Wade<br />

co-owns a credit card processing company,<br />

he rested up but couldn’t stop thinking<br />

about his lost chance to through-hike the<br />

Appalachian Trail. He decided he had to do<br />

it again and set his sights on a spring start<br />

this year.<br />

This time, he said, his mother was more<br />

supportive, especially once she learned he<br />

would be taking a recently retired friend<br />

with him.<br />

Together, they planned to start their<br />

hike in Georgia. The southern terminus is<br />

the more traditional way to start the trail,<br />

rather than the northern terminus in<br />

Maine. Their go date was to be <strong>March</strong> 23.<br />

Several days before the duo was to set<br />

off—Wade with a much lighter back, and<br />

Doug Kramer with newly purchased gear—<br />

the Appalachian Trail Conservancy sent a<br />

letter asking hikers to postpone their plans<br />

due to the outbreak of the coronavirus<br />

(COVID-19). It stated concern for the hikers,<br />

the closure of popular lodging locations,<br />

and a potential strain on the local, and often<br />

rural, hospital systems.<br />

Wade said he was disappointed when he<br />

heard the news but completely understood<br />

the request. He said that interaction—the<br />

hikers helping each other, the locals providing<br />

food and travel to shelters—is an irreplaceable<br />

aspect to the journey.<br />

He said he doesn’t know when the conservancy<br />

will lift their request but that, in<br />

the meantime, he will continue to live with<br />

the experience of hiking a portion of the Appalachian<br />

Trail.<br />

“It is an all-encompassing adventure that<br />

challenges you and affects you spiritually,<br />

emotionally and physically,” he said.<br />

He said that when he was on the trail<br />

hiking through forests and valleys and<br />

across bald mountains, he had never felt so<br />

close to God.<br />

“It was like you could hear his voice and<br />

see his work in everything,” he said.<br />

While taking comfort in his spirituality,<br />

Wade said he has to start working on his<br />

comfort with solitude.<br />

“I’m still not there yet,” he admitted.<br />

“That is one thing I am not looking forward<br />

to on this next through-hike attempt.”<br />

Still, he said he looks forward to the challenge<br />

when it presents itself again and has<br />

encouraged others to partake in their own<br />

act of absurdity in the future.<br />

To follow Wade’s adventures, find him at<br />

the_wade_to_trail on Instagram or on Facebook.

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Connecting cooped-up kids with outside world<br />

By Christine Bryant<br />

Staff Writer<br />

With Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order in place<br />

and many children entering their third week of being cooped up in<br />

the house due to school closures, families are looking for ways to<br />

engage with the outside world without leaving home.<br />

The good news is, several organizations in central Ohio, across<br />

the state, and nationwide are offering virtual experiences to keep<br />

life interesting.<br />

An independent agency<br />

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Ashley Winebrenner, Agent<br />

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden<br />

allows users to check out and download ebooks.<br />

Although the Cincinnati Zoo (cincinnatizoo.org) is This offers families a great way to read new books<br />

closed, staff members are bringing animals into the without having to leave the house.<br />

homes of individuals across the country.<br />

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems<br />

Every weekday at 3 p.m., the staff hosts a Home Safari<br />

Facebook Live event that allows viewers to get an ganization’s artist-in-residence, Mo Willems, for his<br />

The Kennedy Center invites families to join the or-<br />

up-close look at a dedicated animal each day. Animals lunch doodle (https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/).<br />

Participants can learn how to draw,<br />

that have received the red carpet treatment so far include<br />

a rhino, cheetah and penguins.<br />

doodle and explore writing by visiting his studio virtually<br />

every day.<br />

Each segment ends with an activity that individuals<br />

can do at home, making this the perfect activity for families<br />

participating in online schooling.<br />

crayons ready when watching the episodes, which are<br />

Have some paper and pens, pencils, markers or<br />

Columbus Makes Art<br />

posted every weekday at 1 p.m.<br />

The Columbus Makes Art website (columbusmakesart.com/virtual)<br />

features a long list of options for vir-<br />

using the hashtag, #MoLunchDoodles.<br />

Families are invited to post their art on social media<br />

tual and outdoor experiences.<br />

Storytime with Oliver Jeffers<br />

These include events such as a Virtual Spring Art Artist Oliver Jeffers is offering a stay-at-home learning<br />

opportunity on his website (oliverjeffers.com).<br />

Fair hosted by the Columbus College of Art and Design<br />

from 5 p.m. April 10 through midnight April 12.<br />

Families can join him for a storytime at 2 p.m. on Jeffers’<br />

Instagram account, @oliverjeffers. For those who<br />

OhioDance Virtual Dance Collection offers an interactive<br />

website (https://vdc.ohiodance.org/) that documents<br />

dance history in the state with more than 100 reading books on his website for viewing anytime.<br />

can’t make the storytime, Jeffers posts videos of him<br />

videos, histories and milestones.<br />

National Weather Service<br />

The Ohio History Connection’s “Learn at Home” page For science junkies, the National Weather Service-<br />

(ohiohistory.org/learnathome) is a portal to activities designed<br />

to engage kids in grades K-12 in the state’s his-<br />

kids on its Twitter account (twitter.com/nwsmemphis).<br />

Memphis office is posting daily science experiments for<br />

tory.<br />

Experiments feature topics like how thunderstorms<br />

Another great resource for in-home learning is form and how clouds produce precipitation. Ingredients<br />

WOSU Classroom’s daily e-newsletter, created in partnership<br />

with PBS KIDS. Sign up for free at found around the home.<br />

needed for the experiments include items commonly<br />

wosu.org/classroom/learningathome.<br />

Virtual fitness centers<br />

COSI<br />

Keeping active can be difficult when cooped up at<br />

COSI (Center of Science and Industry) is closed temporarily,<br />

as well, though staff are providing engaging free virtual classes that help individuals stay in shape,<br />

home. YMCA Columbus (ymcacolumbus.org) is offering<br />

science videos through COSI Connects, the organization’s<br />

Digital Doorway for at-home science learning. The organization also offers several family resources<br />

even when stuck indoors.<br />

Each day, COSI (cosi.org/cosiconnects) releases on its site (ymcacolumbus.org/kids-family-resources) that<br />

videos that showcase hands-on science experiments include ideas like soccer drills and seven-minute HIIT<br />

families can try at home.<br />

(high-intensity interval training) workouts for kids.<br />

Ohio Digital Library<br />

Planet Fitness (planetfitness.com) is also offering<br />

Anyone with a library card can take advantage of the free live streaming “work-ins” each day at 7 p.m. on<br />

Ohio Digital Library (ohdbks.overdrive.com). This site Facebook Live and on the gym’s Instagram page.<br />

Gas pump stickers itemize taxes<br />

A new sticker soon will be affixed to most gas pumps in<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> County. The stickers itemize the taxes included<br />

in the price of a gallon of fuel in order to inform the consumer,<br />

explained <strong>Madison</strong> County Auditor Jennifer<br />

Hunter.<br />

The stickers are required through last year’s state<br />

transportation budget, which also raised the state tax on<br />

gasoline by 10.5 cents per gallon on July 1, 2019. The<br />

diesel fuel tax increased by 19 cents per gallon. Proceeds<br />

from the fuel tax are used to maintain and upgrade<br />

Ohio’s roads and bridges.<br />

“These stickers are another informational tool that<br />

will benefit consumers. It increases the transparency of<br />

fuel prices for <strong>Madison</strong> County residents,” Hunter said.<br />

The approximately 4x4-inch stickers will show a breakdown<br />

of state, local and federal taxes levied on gasoline and<br />

diesel fuels, along with the total tax amount. The Ohio Department<br />

of Agriculture created and paid for the stickers.<br />

The Auditor’s Office will affix the stickers during routine<br />

inspections conducted by the office’s weights and<br />

measures staff. Gas tax stickers must be placed on the<br />

gas pumps in each county and city jurisdiction by September<br />

of this year. They do not need to be used if tax information<br />

is displayed in another way, such as on a video<br />

screen or in a prominent place at the gas station. Stickers<br />

For more information about the new gas pump stickers<br />

that itemize fuel taxes, call the <strong>Madison</strong> County<br />

Auditor’s Office at (740) 852-9717.

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City’s revamped website includes online bill pay<br />

By Kristy Zurbrick<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> Editor<br />

The city of London’s revamped website,<br />

londonohio.gov, launched earlier this<br />

month. Changes include a more userfriendly<br />

format, some new content, and interactive<br />

services, including an online<br />

payment option for utility bills.<br />

“The site is more streamlined. There are<br />

less tabs, so people can get to the information<br />

easier and quicker,” said Amy Rees, administrative<br />

offices executive assistant, who<br />

spearheaded the changes.<br />

From the home page, users can navigate<br />

to pages for the various government departments,<br />

safety services, staff contact information,<br />

community links, and job opportunities.<br />

The home page also is the place where<br />

the city posts highly important notices. Currently,<br />

those notices include a link to <strong>Madison</strong><br />

County Public Health’s information<br />

regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and<br />

an announcement about the temporary closure<br />

of city offices to the public.<br />

Special notices specific to city departments<br />

will be posted to those departments’<br />

individual pages. For example, the city<br />

posted a note on the Board of Public Utilities<br />

(BPU) page asking residents to refrain<br />

from flushing items other than toilet paper.<br />

The city of London recently launched its newly revamped website.<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Jeff Pfeil<br />

And the rain came down<br />

Heavy rains came down on <strong>March</strong> 20, dropping more than three inches of rain in<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> County. Shown here is the flooding that occurred at Hank’s All Purpose Storage<br />

along U.S. Route 40, west of West Jefferson.<br />

The note pertains to the shortage of toilet<br />

paper related to COVID-19.<br />

Other new features on the website include<br />

information about BPU’s new billing<br />

system, specifically the public’s three options<br />

for paying online. The board accepts<br />

electronic checks, automatic withdrawals<br />

from customer checking accounts, and payment<br />

with credit cards through the website.<br />

“People have been waiting on that for a<br />

long time,” Rees said about the online credit<br />

card payment option.<br />

The city’s website has always listed job<br />

opportunities within the city government,<br />

but users usually had to hunt through the<br />

various department tabs to find them. Now,<br />

all city job openings and accompanying applications<br />

can be found under the “job opportunities”<br />

tab.<br />

obituaries<br />

New content on the police department’s<br />

page includes news releases and a clickable<br />

link to the department’s mobile phone app.<br />

Several of the city’s spaces—including the<br />

Cowling Park shelter and gazebo, municipal<br />

pool shelter and picnic tables, city hall conference<br />

room and city hall multi-purpose<br />

room—are available for hourly rental. Now,<br />

those interested in renting one of the spaces<br />

can check availability under the website’s<br />

parks and recreation tab.<br />

Rees said she plans to keep the site’s<br />

community events calendar up-to-date and<br />

welcomes any organization holding events<br />

or programs in London to contact her with<br />

information.<br />

To learn more about the city of London’s<br />

website, contact Amy Rees at (740) 852-<br />

3243 or arees@londonohio.gov.<br />

TOOPS<br />

Anna Lou (Radabaugh) Toops, 88, of<br />

Bloomingburg, Ohio, went to be with Jesus<br />

on <strong>March</strong> 23, <strong>2020</strong>, at Four Seasons in<br />

Washington Court House. She was born in<br />

Mount Sterling on Feb. 11, 1932, to John<br />

and Grace (Crawford) Radabaugh. Anna Lou<br />

was a registered nurse at Walter Reed in<br />

Washington D.C. and then at Grant Hospital<br />

in Columbus, Ohio, before retiring. Then<br />

she worked at the Kroger in London for another<br />

10 years. She was a member of Mount<br />

Sterling Church of the Nazarene for more<br />

than 40 years and was a kind and loving soul<br />

that will be truly missed. She was preceded<br />

in death by: her parents; her husband by 359<br />

days, Alvin Gene Toops, to whom she was<br />

married for 64 years; brothers, William Sr.<br />

(Barbara) and Roger (Betty) Radabaugh; sisters,<br />

Ellen Mae (Lester) Meadows and<br />

Dorothy (Sidney) Bennett; brothers-in-law,<br />

Weldon, Roy and Bill Toops; sisters-in-law,<br />

Helen Dixon, Margaret Moore and Lois<br />

Toops. She leaves behind: brothers-in-law<br />

and sisters-in-law, Raymond Toops, John<br />

(Thelma) Toops, Connie Toops and Clyde<br />

Moore; and numerous nieces and nephews.<br />

Due to the COVID-19 concerns, there was no<br />

visitation. Services will be held at the convenience<br />

of the family. A memorial service<br />

will be held at Mount Sterling Church of the<br />

Nazarene at a later date. Burial will be in<br />

Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Sterling. Memorial<br />

contributions may be made to the<br />

church. The family is being served by Rader-<br />

Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home, London.<br />

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Council members take precautions at meeting<br />

By Andrew Garrett<br />

Staff Writer<br />

London city council held what will likely<br />

be one of its quickest meetings of the year<br />

on <strong>March</strong> 19, in part a measure to prevent<br />

the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).<br />

Rather than conduct business from their<br />

usual places on the stage of the municipal<br />

meeting room, council members modeled appropriate<br />

social distancing by being seated<br />

individually at tables scattered at least six<br />

feet from each other on the main floor.<br />

Residents were given access to the meeting<br />

only through online video of the proceedings.<br />

Mayor Patrick Closser, who did not attend<br />

the meeting, had previously closed the<br />

city building to the public.<br />

This will remain the format for the foreseeable<br />

future, at least until the health crisis<br />

has been curtailed.<br />

Council member Rich Hays hoped to<br />

allay some of the unease residents might be<br />

feeling by squashing a rumor regarding the<br />

presence of the National Guard in the city.<br />

“Today, I heard there was a rumor that<br />

the National Guard was here at a car dealership,”<br />

he said. “I went and checked and<br />

no, no...it’s not that bad, folks. Everything’s<br />

going to be okay.”<br />

Council President Henry Comer also<br />

gave words of encouragement.<br />

“We are a strong community and a<br />

strong country, and we will make it through<br />

this turbulent time,” he said before reminding<br />

residents to take time to check in on<br />

their neighbors, wash their hands often, and<br />

respect social distancing.<br />

Despite the brevity of the session, council<br />

managed to pass a number of pieces of<br />

legislation including:<br />

• a resolution changing the city policy<br />

manual to reflect that upon retirement<br />

after 25 years of service, all city employees<br />

will be entitled to payment for 50 percent of<br />

their accumulated unused sick leave with a<br />

maximum payment of 960 hours;<br />

• a resolution adopting the recommendations<br />

of the Tax Incentive Review Council—<br />

Food pantry changes<br />

In a continuing effort to keep its volunteers,<br />

clients and the community safe, the<br />

Good Samaritan Food Pantry in West Jefferson<br />

is cutting its food pantry hours in<br />

half for the month of April and May.<br />

Clients will still have five opportunities<br />

to pick up food, and Wednesday and Saturdays<br />

will still be available. If they wish,<br />

clients can pick up both of their boxes on<br />

their first trip of the month so they oly have<br />

to come to the pantry once.<br />

April food pantry dates: April 1, 2-3 p.m.;<br />

April 4, 10-11 a.m.; April 15, 2-3 p.m.; April<br />

18, 10-11 a.m.; April <strong>29</strong>, 2-3 p.m.<br />

May food pantry dates: May 2, 10-11<br />

a.m.; May 13, 2-3 p.m.; May 16, 10-11 a.m.;<br />

May 27, 2-3 p.m.; May 30, 10-11 a.m.<br />

For details, call (614) 379-3212 or email<br />

goodsamfp.1995@gmail.com.<br />

essentially the continuation of agreements<br />

between London City Schools, the city, and<br />

local employers such as Stanley Electric and<br />

BST for tax exemptions for these businesses<br />

as public financing methods used as a subsidy<br />

for redevelopment, infrastructure, and<br />

other community-improvement projects;<br />

• an ordinance authorizing increasing<br />

appropriations in the amount of $133,000<br />

for the purchase of a dump truck for the<br />

street department, a new police cruiser, and<br />

materials for structures at the municipal<br />

pool complex, namely a concrete base for the<br />

new splash pad and roofing for the bathhouse.<br />

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Up close with the bison<br />

On <strong>March</strong> 22, the bison herd at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park was grazing close to<br />

one of the walking trails, giving park visitors a great view. The park is located just<br />

outside of West Jefferson. On <strong>March</strong> 22, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department<br />

of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, announced a “Stay at Home”<br />

order that went into effect at 11:59 p.m. <strong>March</strong> 23 and will remain in effect until 11:59<br />

p.m. April 6, unless the order is rescinded or modified. As of the <strong>Messenger</strong>’s press<br />

time on <strong>March</strong> 25, individuals were still permitted to go to public parks and open outdoor<br />

recreation areas, providing they comply with social distancing requirements.<br />

(Note that the state has ordered public access playgrounds to close because they<br />

may increase the spread of COVID-19.)

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Case No. CVH<strong>2020</strong>0033<br />

Antioch Free Will Baptist Church,<br />

formerly known as Antioch Community Church, Plaintiff<br />

vs.<br />

H.G.C. Alkire, Trustee in Trust for the<br />

Christian Church, et. al, Defendants<br />

To the following Defendants of the above­captioned case whose name(s) and<br />

address(es) are unknown:<br />

H. G. C. Alkire, Trustee in Trust for the Christian Church<br />

John M. Smith, Trustee in Trust for the Christian Church<br />

Asalom N. Wilson, Trustee in Trust for the Christian Church<br />

J.S. Robinson, Trustee in Trust for the Christian Church<br />

F. O. P. Graham, Trustee in Trust for the Christian Church<br />

Unknown Successor Trustee(s) in Trust for the Christian Church<br />

The Christian Church<br />

Unknown Successor(s) and/or Assign(s) of the Christian Church<br />

Antioch Free Will Baptist Church, formerly known as Antioch Community Church, has<br />

filed an Action to Quiet Title to the real property located at 12285 Kiousville Palestine<br />

Road, Mount Sterling, Ohio 43143;<br />

PPN: 17­00704.000.<br />

The purpose of such action is to declare that Antioch Free Will Baptist Church,<br />

formerly known as Antioch Community Church, is the true and lawful owner of the<br />

aforementioned real property by virtue of exclusively, openly, notoriously,<br />

continuously, and adversely occupying and using the aforementioned real property<br />

for twenty­one (21) years, and vest title in Antioch Free Will Baptist Church, formerly<br />

known as Antioch Community Church, free and clear of any and all claim(s) of<br />

Defendants.<br />

On the 12th day of February, <strong>2020</strong>, this Court has Ordered that Plaintiff make service<br />

via Publication.<br />

You are required to answer the above Action within twenty­eight (28) days of the<br />

date of the last publication, which will be one the <strong>29</strong>th day of <strong>March</strong>, <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

By: Aaron P. Miller, Esq., Attorney for Plaintiff<br />

Flax Miller Law Firm LLC<br />

117 W. High Street, Suite 105, London, OH 43140<br />

(740) 852­3000<br />

Date: February 12, <strong>2020</strong> Judge Eamon P. Costello<br />

MM FEBRUARY 23, MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, <strong>29</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />


Pleasant Township,<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> County<br />

will hold a special meeting<br />

April 1, <strong>2020</strong><br />

at 9:00 a.m. to appoint a<br />

Fiscal Officer.<br />

MM MARCH 22, <strong>29</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

MM<strong>2020</strong>214<br />

MM<strong>2020</strong>157<br />




JUDGE<br />


OF<br />

Jayden Riley Bentley<br />

to<br />

Jayden Riley Wertz<br />

Case No. <strong>2020</strong>6007<br />



[R.C. 2717.01]<br />

Applicant hereby gives notice to<br />

all interested persons that the<br />

applicant has filed an Application<br />

for Change of Name in the<br />

Probate Court of <strong>Madison</strong> County,<br />

Ohio, requesting the change of<br />

name of Jayden Riley Bentley to<br />

Jayden Riley Wertz.The hearing<br />

on the application will be held on<br />

the 7th day of May <strong>2020</strong>, at 2:00<br />

o’clock P.M. in the Probate Court<br />

of <strong>Madison</strong> County, located at 1<br />

North Main Street, Room 205,<br />

London, Ohio 43140.<br />

MM MARCH <strong>29</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

MM<strong>2020</strong>215<br />




Case No. DRA 20190188<br />

Heidi Samons, Plaintiff<br />

vs.<br />

Joseph Samons, Defendant<br />

To the Defendant, Joseph Samons, whose last<br />

known address is 3747 Sycamore Lane, London OH<br />

43140, and whose whereabouts cannot now be<br />

determined through reasonable effort:<br />

The Plaintiff, Heidi Samons, your spouse, has filed an<br />

action for divorce against you for the purpose of<br />

terminating the marriage and resolving all matters<br />

related thereto. You are required to file an answer in<br />

the above captioned action within twenty­eight (28)<br />

days of the date of the last publication, which will be<br />

on the 26th day of April, <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Dale A. Frenz (0083233)<br />

Attorney for Plaintiff<br />

1 South Main Street<br />

London OH 43140<br />

614­519­4622<br />

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Summons By Publication<br />

In the Matter of<br />

Rn R (M)<br />

Alleged Dependent Child<br />

To: Cynthia Rizzo, Ika 40 N. Union St., London, OH 43140<br />

Gino Chiusano, Ika 218 Cape May Ave., Bayville, NJ 08721<br />

Putative Father, address unknown<br />

A complaint for has been filed in this Court by the State of<br />

Ohio/<strong>Madison</strong> County Children Services, alleging dependency of<br />

Rn R (M), DOB 10/21/2009, pursuant to O.R.C. 2151.04. This<br />

matter has been set for pretrail at the <strong>Madison</strong> County Juvenile<br />

Court, 1 North Main Street, London, OH 43140, on May 4, <strong>2020</strong>,<br />

at 2:30 p.m. and at the call of the Court thereafter.<br />

You are indicated as being the parents of said minor child and<br />

notice of said complaint is hereby provided in accordance with the<br />

law and the provisions of RULE 16, Rules of Juvenile Procedure.<br />

If a party is indigent, the Court will appoint counsel to provide<br />

representation upon request. If you believe that you qualify,<br />

contact the Court at (740) 852-0760.<br />


Juvenile Judge<br />

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MM MARCH <strong>29</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

MM<strong>2020</strong>216<br />

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M<br />


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Office Hours: Tuesday 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.<br />


TDD #1-800-750-0750<br />

This institution is an equal opportunity<br />

provider and employer.<br />

xÎnformation<br />



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xClassified Services<br />





BETTER<br />

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THE<br />


• Alignments<br />

• Batteries • Oil Changes<br />

• Brake Service<br />

• New or Used Tires<br />

• TheTireShopandLube.com<br />

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Specializing in Pet Owners<br />

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Block Work & Excavation<br />

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and Bath, LLC<br />

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HOME<br />


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SINCE 1973<br />

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Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.<br />

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or 614-863-9912<br />

4-5 M<br />

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HOME<br />



& Remodeling Services<br />

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614-271-5793<br />



Mulch • Edging<br />

Spring Clean-up<br />

Sealcoating Estimates<br />

614-649-1200<br />


LAWN &<br />


Steve Mast<br />



• Mowing<br />

• Mulching<br />

• Trimming<br />

• Removals<br />

614-309-3338<br />

Fully Insured<br />

Free Estimates<br />


McClaskie<br />

Lawn Service<br />

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Owner<br />

740-248-3674<br />

Serving<br />

Central Ohio<br />

& Surroundings<br />


Mowing-mulching-trimming<br />

Free Est. 614-397-0566<br />

MOVING<br />

Aaron Allen Moving<br />

Local Moving Since 1956<br />

Bonded & Insured<br />

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Celebrating 60 yrs in business<br />

3-<strong>29</strong> A&M<br />

4-26 M<br />

4-19 M<br />


WOW<br />

Painting - Power Wash<br />

Interior - Exterior<br />

Residential & Commercial<br />

Wood Repair<br />

Drywall Repair<br />

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Website: wwwpaintingllc.com<br />

wowpainting@live.com<br />


Anthony Pest Control<br />

Termite/Bed Bug Work<br />

at Reasonable Prices.<br />

614-600-8841<br />

Please Leave Message<br />


CHRIS’<br />


“Plumbing & Drain Professional<br />

That You Can Count On”<br />

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Call For A Free Phone Estimate<br />

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30% OFF with AD<br />



Sandblast Dustless - Ag-<br />

Paint - Rust Removal -<br />

Vintage cars - wood - boat<br />

trailers. 614-989-9759<br />


REPAIR<br />

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service. Clean, oil, adjust<br />

in your home. $49.95 all<br />

work gtd. 614-890-5<strong>29</strong>6<br />

4-19 M<br />

4/12 A/M<br />

Classified Services<br />


Only $1 per line<br />

❏ Check for one additional FREE week.<br />

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First<br />

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Print Your Ad Below…<br />

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advertisement. The lessor of 4 words or 22 characters per line. We reserve the right to use abbreviations<br />

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$<br />

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Paint - Rust Removal -<br />

Vintage cars - wood - boat<br />

trailers. 614-989-9759<br />

❏ Cash<br />

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❏ VISA ❏ MC<br />

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Exp. Date<br />

Minimum Charge $5.00

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YES!<br />

W e are<br />

here for you.<br />

Dear Community Member,<br />

The health and well-being of our patients, visitors and team memb ers, as well as the communities we serve, remains our top priority.<br />

We recognize that these are challenging times and many families rely on us for healthcare information. We want to assure you that<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> Health is monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) developments, as this is an ever-evolving situation. We currently have a<br />

team from <strong>Madison</strong> Health working closely with <strong>Madison</strong> County Public Health, and other state and national health authorities,<br />

in an effort to remain proactive. We are taking every precaution to maintain a safe environment at <strong>Madison</strong> Health.<br />

Dana E. Engle<br />

President and CEO, <strong>Madison</strong> Health<br />

(UPDATED)<br />

Actions recently implemented:<br />

Visitor Restrictions: Hospitalized and Emergency Department patients – Visitors are no longer allowed.<br />

Birthing Center patients – One support person allowed during the duration of their stay. No visitors under 18 years of age.<br />

Exceptions: End of life situations, minors (under the age of 18 may have two visitors if they are parents/guardians) and individuals with<br />

<br />

<br />

Visitor Screening: All visitors to <strong>Madison</strong> Health will be screened for symptoms and travel/exposure history.<br />

All physicians and employees are being screened daily as well.<br />

Entrance Closures: All visitors should use the Emergency Department entrance and Park Avenue Medical Building only.<br />

The Main entrance and Birthing Center entrance are closed until further notice.

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