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London girl expands her outreach of warmth

By Theresa Hennis

comfortable enough with us to tell us what

Staff Writer

they need. The way they react and smile

Hailey Winebrenner, a 9-year-old London

resident and St. Patrick School student,

about Hailey helping them–you know they

are so appreciative. You can hear it in their

started Hailey’s Helping Hands a year ago,

voices.”

and her dream to help others is growing

Hailey wanted to expand her outreach,

strong.

and when she was referred to Lifepointe

Hailey said she felt a tug on her heart

Family Center in London, she donated

when she realized that many people weren’t

women’s clothes and baby items in November

and more items for babies and their sib-

warm in the winter. When a family friend

told her about the community outreach

lings in December.

meal hosted by London’s St. Paul AME

Hailey’s goals are as expansive as her

Church on Thursdays, she collected blankets,

coats, socks, raincoats, toiletry items,

heart for giving. Her latest outreach endeavor

is helping Philippians 2, a group

and more.

based in London that serves homeless

Hailey and her parents, Ashley and Tim

camps in Columbus. Hailey and her dad go

Winebrenner, have been delivering the donated

items to people who come to the

with the group to pass out coats and bags

with socks, food, blankets, and gloves to

church for meals. Hailey’s idea for more outreach

opportunities has grown from there.

homeless people every Thursday night.

“It’s heartwarming to see such a young

“I think it’s such a remarkable thing that

girl making such an impact in our community,”

Ashley said. “For her to connect the

her idea has grown,” said Ashley. “Even

though kids are young and might not think

dots makes me so proud.”

they have a voice, they do. They can change

For Hailey, letting people know they

the world. One of Hailey’s friends makes

matter is as simple and yet as profound as

blankets for her to give away, and they’re

fulfilling their basic human needs.

the first things taken off the table.”

“It makes me feel happy because I’m

Inspired by Hailey’s hard work, people

helping people to stay warm,” she said.

have been motivated to donate blankets,

coats, clothing, toiletries, and money for

Debbie Warner (back), director of Lifepointe

Family Center in London, welcomed

Hailey to spend on necessities for her outreach.

Hailey Winebrenner (front) to the center on

Giving, for Hailey and her family, involves

more than just handing out necessi-

Dec. 15. Hailey and her mom, Ashley Winebrenner,

dropped off blankets, coats,

ties to those in need–it means developing

clothing, baby toys, baby supplies, and

relationships with them.

more to help families in need. The donations

are one way Hailey, 9, is helping oth-

“The guys who come to the church are

warming up to us,” Ashley said. “They feel

ers through Hailey's Helping Hands.

Delivering Christmas cheer to kids: It’s the law

Messenger photo by Theresa Hennis

Several employees of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and their families shopped for Christmas gifts for

15 children from the Madison-Plains Local School District. Normally, the deputies and dispatchers shop with

the children in the store, but that did not happen this year due to COVID-19. The participating employees removed

their masks just long enough for a group picture after completing their shopping trip on Dec. 10. They

delivered the gifts on Dec. 19.

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Messenger

Law enforcement agencies around the county have made a tradition

of taking area children on shopping trips at Christmas. This

year, due to COVID-19, the kids aren’t in on the trips, but gifts are

stilling coming their way.

“We were all disappointed we couldn’t do Shop with a Cop this

year. We didn’t feel like it was the right time,” said Chris Floyd,

West Jefferson police chief. “Instead, we adopted three families recommended

by the school district. We got shopping lists so we can

do a meal and gifts for each family.”

Making donations to the project were members of the police department

and its auxiliaries, Main Street Deli, Fry & Associates,

and several other area businesses that chose to remain anonymous.

The London Police Department plans to spread Christmas cheer

to the children of 12 area families. Officers will deliver the presents

in a socially distanced manner. The families provided the depart-

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WJ Schools ratifies teachers’ union contract

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Jefferson Local Schools ratified a one-year contract on Dec. 14

with its teachers’ union with no increase in the base pay index, but

a jump in health insurance costs and a change in the weekly schedule

at Norwood Elementary.

The former one-year agreement expired in July. Superintendent

William Mullett said the contract was limited to a one-year agreement

primarily for financial reasons and the continued uncertainty

surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both sides met for the first time in-person approximately two

weeks ago.

“There’s really not much change,” Mullett said. “Teachers got a

step increase, but the base increase was zero. However, they will

get the benefit of a bump in pay if they have a step increase (based

on years in service, increases in professional academic level).”

According to Mullett, the district has not had an increase in

health care premiums for 10 years and the board was paying 93

percent of the monthly cost for the insurance.

With board approval, the cost for a family plan jumps from $140

a month to $210. The cost for a single plan goes from $70 to $100.

“That’s untenable long-term,” said Mullett, who said while the

increases are necessary, they are not going to fix the problem

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overnight. “The issue with health care is that it’s gone

crazy.

“This was a start. We hope to be able to get to the

point where the board pays 80 percent and teachers pay

20 percent. That’s pretty much the standard with school

districts.”

Another part of the new contract includes once-aweek

early release at Norwood on Wednesdays after

lunch, starting in January.

Norwood is on an all-day in-school model because of

the ability to socially distance classrooms. However, due

to quarantines and isolations, more children are forced

to engage in remote learning, resulting in more demand

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ment with wish lists that included not just toys, but also

practical items such as clothing.

“Our Shop with a Cop started close to eight or nine

years ago. One of the officers saw it as a community outreach

being done in other areas. So, we decided to start

it here,” said Glenn Nicol, London police chief. “We’ve

kept it going, and it grows stronger every year.”

In the past, the department has solicited donations

of merchandise and services from area businesses to

auction off to fund the Shop with a Cop program. This

year, they went a different direction.

“We did not feel it was appropriate to hit up the

small businesses this year,” Nicol said. “Instead, we received

(monetary) donations from various individuals

and businesses, and the officers themselves donated

over $1,000.”

The Madison County Sheriff’s Association delivered

gifts to 15 children in the Madison-Plains School District

on Dec. 19.

“We talked to the kids’ guardians and got to know

the kids that way because, of course, due to COVID, we

on teachers.

“When we began all-day, we selected one teacher for

remote learning,” reported Mullett, “but more and more

kids have to be isolated. Most of our teachers are now

doing both in-class and remote, and that’s a lot more

work for our elementary teachers.

“We’re making the change to early release one day a

week to help those teachers. Nothing changes at the

high school and middle school, though.”

Mullett said he will make a formal announcement

after the Christmas holiday about the early release

schedule at Norwood Elementary and what school will

look like when students return on Jan. 5.

couldn’t take the kids shopping with us,” said Dep.

Roberta Roberts. “We asked about their needs and their

wants. Their needs—like clothes, hats, and gloves—were

our first priority. It was touching that a lot of their

wants were things for their siblings.”

Roberts and 11 other members of the department

and their families went shopping at the London Walmart

on Dec. 10.

“I gave each deputy a picture of the child they were

buying for and their age, grade, favorite color, likes and

what they collect,” Roberts said.

Tom Coughlin of Coughlin Automotive covered the

cost of the gifts.

“He paid for everything. I wasn’t expecting that. I

had a little budget in mind, and he doubled it. He really

wanted these kids to have stuff,” Roberts said.

Shoe Sensation stepped up to the plate, too, with a

big discount. As a result, each child is receiving a pair

of tennis shoes and a pair of winter boots plus socks.

The Madison County Sheriff Deputies Association donated

money for gift wrap, gift bags and name tags.

“Having everything done local made it more personal,”

Roberts said.

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Fawley wins Exceptional People award

The Mental Health Recovery Board of

Clark, Greene & Madison Counties (MHRB)

recently announced the winners of its annual

Exceptional People Awards. The

awards honor people who have made significant

contributions to mental health and recovery

in MHRB’s tri-county area.

“These individuals exemplify leadership

through service, as recognized by their colleagues

and community members,” said Dr.

Greta Mayer, CEO of MHRB. “Especially at

a time when mental health and recovery

services are facing higher demands than before,

we are fortunate to have so many individuals

in our community who go above and

beyond to help others.”

In Madison County, Erin Fawley, director

of community health and accreditation

for Madison County Public Health and

chairperson for the We C.A.R.E. Coalition,

received the Jon “Charlie” Alder Award for

her outstanding contributions to mental

health, alcohol and drug services. Fawley is

credited with championing multiple lifesaving

initiatives, including the Madison

County Community Health Improvement

Plan and Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided

with Naloxone).

For additional information about mental

health and substance use resources in

Clark, Greene and Madison counties, visit

the Mental Health Recovery Board’s website

at www.mhrb.org.

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Public Health and chairperson for the We C.A.R.E. Coalition, is a recipient of an Exceptional

People Award, presented by Dr. Greta Mayer (right), CEO of the Mental Health and

Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties.




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The year 2020 was a year no one

expected. Within the Madison

County Chamber of Commerce and

Madison County Future Inc., we started the year full of

optimism, and we spoke confidently about the strong

residential, commercial, and industrial growth we anticipated

here in the county. We also were excited for

the opportunity to strengthen our members and community

through quality programming and events.

Truthfully, it seemed as though 2020 was going to be

one the strongest years we’ve had within the past

decade.

While we did experience growth in 2020, our community

also had to be strong and come together in response

to COVID-19. We saw businesses support each other

and the community make a strong push to support local

businesses.

The Chamber of Commerce was able to support local

businesses affected by COVID-19 in a variety of ways,

including holding educational sessions and providing information

about funds and resources. Soon after the announcement

of the Payroll Protection Program, the

Chamber worked with the Small Business Administration

to educate the local business community on how to

apply for and receive funds. In the fourth quarter, the

Chamber worked with the State of Ohio to distribute information

and educate small businesses about new

small-business relief programs.

The following are up-to-date funding numbers for

opinion

Chamber: Looking forward

letter

two programs in Madison County:

• Small Business Relief Grant

Funding ($10,000 per business)—17

businesses;

• Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund ($2,500 per

business)—17 businesses.

Although we need to acknowledge what has happened

in 2020, it’s time to look forward. The Chamber

and Madison County Future Inc. are excited for the upcoming

year. While we still have to deal with the affects

of COVID-19, we speak confidently about Madison

County continuing to grow in 2021. We also are excited

about programming that will be offered in 2021. We can

already share we will offer two programs for members

in January:

• Jan. 19 at noon—Legislative Update provided by

Hicks Partners;

• Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.—Columbus State Manufacturing

Extension Partnership: Cybersecurity (open to all businesses).

Virtual meeting details will be provided at a later

date.

We appreciate the support from our members and

the community. We look forward to working with our

members and the community to grow Madison County.

David Kell, executive director

Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Madison County Future Inc.

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MP looking at options

for instruction model

By Josephine Birdsell

Staff Writer

Madison-Plains Local Schools leaders are

discussing options for the district’s return to

classes in the second semester.

As of the Dec. 15 school board meeting,

the district had two active COVID-19 cases

and 10 people in isolation due to potential

exposure to the virus.

COVID-19 cases in the district have decreased

considerably since the switch to online

classes, said Superintendent Chad

Eisler. One month ago, at the school board’s

last regular meeting, the district had four

active cases and 80 students in isolation.

If cases continue to drop, the district

hopes to implement a hybrid model of education

in the second semester.

“We believe it’s important to get students

back into our schools in whatever way possible,”

Eisler said.

The district is not set up to move to a hybrid

model with half of the district’s students

in school at a time while also

complying with Madison County Public

Health’s requirement for six-foot social distancing

between all students and staff.

The district is working to switch out tables

in classrooms for desks or chairs to increase

space between students, Eisler said.

Additionally, the district sent a survey to

all families, allowing them the choose to enroll

their children in fully online classes in

the second semester. The district is awaiting

all responses before it determines what,

if any, resources must be reallocated for the

second semester.

Eisler suspects the district will need to

hire at least two teachers, one for the elementary

school and one for the intermediate

school.

“We recognize that having students in

the classroom, for the vast majority of students,

is the best way for them to learn,” he

added.

The district intends to communicate a

clearer plan for the second semester to district

families by the end of December.

Highway Patrol lauds

trooper and dispatcher

The West Jefferson post of the Ohio

State Highway Patrol recently named

Trooper Matthew A. Perez as Trooper of the

Year and Matthew A. Williams as Dispatcher

of the Year.

Fellow officers stationed at the West Jefferson

post chose Perez, 28, and Williams,

32, for recognition based on their leadership

abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment

of others, enthusiastic work attitude,

and cooperation with supervisors, peers, and

the public.

Perez joined the Highway Patrol in 2017

and served at the Springfield post prior to

his current assignment at West Jefferson.

Originally from Hilliard and a graduate of

London High School, Perez attended Notre

Dame College. He has received the Ace,

Criminal Patrol, Safe Driving, and Health

& Fitness awards.

Perez resides in Hilliard with his wife,

Loren, and daughter, Camila.

Williams joined the Highway Patrol in

2013 and has served at the West Jefferson

post. He is originally from Washington

Courthouse and a graduate of Washington

Courthouse High School. He graduated

from The Ohio State University.

He has been named Dispatcher of the

Year five other times—2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

and 2018. He is now in contention for the

2020 State Dispatcher of the Year award.


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Alder preps for hybrid model after winter break

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Jonathan Alder Schools plans to shift to its hybrid plan for instruction

when students return to school on Jan. 4 following the

winter break.

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grades, pre-kindergarten through 12th.

To create space and allow for social distancing protocols, custodians

are moving student desks, tables, chairs, and other furniture

into semi-trailer storage containers at each building.

At the school board’s Dec. 14 meeting, Superintendent Gary

Chapman said district leaders also are exploring an alternate instruction

model for students in grades K-4. The idea is to have these

students attend school in-person five days a week, half of them in

the morning and half of them in the afternoon. This would provide

students with daily, direct contact with their teachers. The idea is

still under exploration.

“Our plan is to communicate any updates and/or changes regarding

the status of our (return-to-school plans) no later than Wednesday,

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Cook, the county’s health commissioner, for

an update on Dec. 21.

“We will continue to monitor the conditions

at the state, county, and local levels,”

Chapman said.

As of Dec. 14, the school district had 10

active COVID-19 cases and 31 individuals

in quarantine. Going into Thanksgiving

break, the district had 11 cases and 121 individuals

in quarantine.

Chapman said the district chooses which

instruction pathway to follow based, in part,

on the ability to maintain appropriate

staffing levels.

“The type of pathway engaged may be

dependent upon student, teacher, and staff

COVID-19 absenteeism and access to appropriately

licensed substitutes,” he said.

Public input

During the public participation portion

of the Dec. 14 meeting, several parents of

students in the district commented on the

district’s instructional pathways.

Tyler Harriman said his son, a sixthgrader,

has done well with the set schedule

in full-remote mode. He said his son likes

the structure, and assignments are easier

to track. On the other hand, he said his

daughter, a second-grader, struggles with

spending so much time on the computer.

“She’s a bright kid, but she’s hurt by not

being in the classroom,” Harriman said.

“Getting our younger ones back in the classroom

really needs to be a priority.”

Diana McCoy, the parent of a senior at

the high school, said that remote and hybrid

learning is taking a toll on students’ mental

health and negatively impacting their education.

She read aloud a letter her daughter

wrote to the school board about this issue.

In the letter, McCoy’s daughter writes

about missing face-to-face interactions with

her peers and her teachers. She feels distant

from her friends and school community.

“It’s hard to stay connected to your community

over a screen,” she writes.

She noted that she and many of her

peers are finding it hard to focus while

learning at home and are experiencing

burnout. Additionally, in the current learning

environment, students are being held to

a different standard, she said, one that is

not on par with previous years of instruction

or with the standards expected in the

world outside of school.

After reading her daughter’s letter,

McCoy thanked the staff at Jonathan Alder

for the hard work they are doing in tough

circumstances. She said she would love to

see the district return to a traditional inperson

instruction model or, if that is not an

option, look into alternatives within the hybrid

format, such as allowing students an

additional day of in-person learning if they

feel they need it.

Sonia Walker, a parent of two students

in the district and an attorney, urged school

leaders to consult with the district’s attorneys

regarding the enforceability of orders

and advisories issued by the local health department.


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Fully in-person classes unlikely under mandate

By Josephine Birdsell

Staff Writer

London school board members discussed

plans for the second semester at their regularly

scheduled meeting on Dec. 15.

After the winter break, the district will

return to school in a hybrid model. Moving

to fully in-person classes is unlikely, said

Dr. Lou Kramer, superintendent.

A mandate from Madison County Public

Health requires six-feet of social distancing

between all students and staff. London’s

schools have enough space to allow classes

to resume in a hybrid model, with larger

classes relocated to larger rooms.

The district does not have the building

capacity to return to fully in-person classes

while the distancing mandate remains in

place.

“Provided the rule stays the same… we

will have great difficulty moving more children

into the schools and trying to move

fully in-person until the mandate is relaxed,”

Kramer said.

The district saw slight fluctuations in the

number of students opting to partake in

fully online classes in the second semester.

In the first semester, 23 percent of students

opted for a fully online option, while in the

second semester 21 percent are opting for

the fully online option. The district should

not have to reallocate major resources as a

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from Feb. 27 to March 30, 2021. Participants

can bowl with their team at the kickoff

on Feb. 27 or collect pledges and receive

a gift certificate to bowl two games. Participants

can choose between Victory Lanes

and Plain City Lanes.

With Option 1, participants form a fiveperson

team, raise $150 or more as a group,

and bowl during the Feb. 27 kickoff. Door

prizes, team costume and most-spirited contests,

prizes for pledges collection, and

snacks are planned.

With Option 2, participants form a fiveperson

team, collect $150 or more in pledges

as a group, and receive a gift card for two

games. Teams must reserve times with

their alley of choice between Feb. 28 and

March 31. Pledges must be turned in at either

alley on Feb. 27, at which time participants

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result of the change, Kramer said.

Roughly 1 percent to 2 percent of elementary

school students have decided to switch

from taking online classes to taking hybrid

classes in the second semester. Roughly 1

percent to 2 percent of high school students

are switching from hybrid classes to online

classes. The ratio of middle school students

participating in online versus hybrid classes

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Celebrities, whether they hail from the entertainment

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world, are often criticized for speaking out for a

cause. Much of this criticism comes from socalled

fans who are unhappy that their fave has

an opposing view or alternative life experience. But some of it comes

from non-celebrities within the cause who wonder if support from the

famous is solely for positive press.

Netflix’s “The Prom” tries to examine the latter phenomenon in

a cheeky, less serious way, however the focus is on the star-studded

aspect of the story. This directorial decision, however unconsciously

made, gives off a faint whiff of self-importance in an otherwise

sweet story about self-discovery and genuine activism.

The film, adapted from a Tony-nominated Broadway musical,

begins in a small town in Indiana at a Parent-Teacher Association

meeting. The PTA chair, Mrs. Greene (Kerry Washington), has

called an emergency meeting at the school, complete with the local

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press, to discuss one

student’s desire to

bring her long-term

girlfriend to the prom.

Mrs. Greene considers

the idea to be an abomination and encourages

the association to cancel the festivities

to be “fair to all students.” When the festivities

are cancelled, outrage is felt throughout

the LGBTQ community, their allies, and

the student body. The latter’s displeasure

and anger, however, is directed at Emma

(newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) who only

wants to have a nice evening with her girlfriend

and fellow seniors before graduation.

While this is happening in the Midwest,

outrage is brewing in New York City, but this

comes from a slew of Broadway actors mystified

that critics don’t love their latest play,

“Eleanor! The Eleanor Roosevelt Musical.”

Frustrated at being called unlikeable squirming

worms, former big-name stars Dee Dee

Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman

(James Corden) set off to find something to

“make their brand more appealing.”

Despite consuming a few alcoholic beverages

to get the ideas flowing, they come up

with nothing to make themselves more marketable

or likeable. While drowning in their

sorrows, they learn from fellow struggling

actors, Angie Dickinson (Nicole Kidman)

and Trent Oliver (Andrew Rannells), about

the goings-on in Indiana. Being a gay man,

Barry emphathizes with Emma’s plight.

Being considered one of the great “gay positive

icons,” Dee Dee can, too, in her own

way. Knowing they can make a difference

using their celebrity, the pair, alongside

Angie and Trent, set off for small-town Indiana

to “change the minds of those bigoted

monsters” and snag some positive press.

Though the story largely centers around

Emma and the challenges she and her closeted

girlfriend, Alyssa Greene (Ariana De-

Bose), face, the film’s primary focus is the

well-known cast of characters played by actors

Streep, Kidman, Corden and, to a lesser

degree, Rannells. I have not seen the Broadway

play in full—I did catch their showcase

at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

that, ironically, drew heavy criticism when

it featured a scene with the two female leads

kissing—I do not know if that is the case in

that medium, as well. But the film version

feels slightly less disingenuous with its focus

on them. Yes, they are the funniest parts of

the musical and, yes, to its credit, it does

show their characters trying to grow as fully

realized narcissistic adults, but the film

could have done a better job of balancing the

two topically important stories.

While “The Prom” is not a perfect film, it

is a bright, enjoyable look at two teenage

girls finding strength through their love for

each other, a mess of adults trying to improve

their behaviors to better themselves

and the world, and a possible future where

Broadway’s lights can shine again.

Grade: C+

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Plain City Public Library, in partnership

with the village of Plain City, announces

the installation of a StoryWalk at

Plain City’s Pastime Park.

The StoryWalk is an innovative way for

children and adults to enjoy reading and

the outdoors at the same time. Pages from

a children’s book are displayed in cases installed

along the walking path at Pastime

Park. As park visitors stroll down the trail,

they are directed to the next page in the

story.

The StoryWalk installation was made

possible through grant funds secured by

the Plain City Parks and Recreation Department

and a donation from the Friends

of the Plain City Public Library.

The StoryWalk project was created by

Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont,

and developed in collaboration with the

Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk is a

registered service mark owned by Ferguson.

Pastime Park is located at 270 N. Chillicothe

St., Plain City. The walking trail is

located next to the playground at the main

entrance to the park.

Amanda Warner, public services librarian

at Plain City Public Library, stands alongside

one of the panels of the new Story-

Walk installation at Pastime Park.

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inking big at Alder

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Through a partnership with Amazon

Web Services (AWS), Jonathan Alder Local

Schools will be encouraging students and

the community to “think big” starting next

school year.

AWS is donating $100,000 to the school

district to convert a classroom at the high

school into a Think Big Space. The idea is to

provide students in grades K-12 with a place

to stretch their imaginations, creativity, and

problem-solving skills and explore career

opportunities.

AWS will outfit the room with resources,

as well as brand and furnish it, according to

Dr. Misty Swonger, Jonathan Alder assistant

superintendent. The school district will

provide one teacher who will receive training

from AWS. The company will send mentors

to the space regularly to show students

how to use the type of tools and technology

Amazon employees use in their jobs.

“Workforce development is a big thing for

(AWS),” Swonger said, noting that the company

is funding Think Big Spaces in areas

where they are creating jobs.

AWS launched its first Think Big Space

last fall at an elementary school in Virginia.

The classroom at Jonathan Alder will be the

company’s first Community Think Big

Space. In addition to instruction for students,

AWS and the school district will host

Maker Days, opening the space to parents

and the community at large.

Swonger said the school district first

learned of the Think Big Space opportunity

on the morning of Dec. 14. By the end of the

day, a proposal was put together and a timeline

put in place.

Right now, the idea is to have elementary

school students make field trips to the

space, then take resource kits back to their

classrooms to continue learning. The focus

will be technology, coding, robotics, and the

like.

For older students, the focus likely will

be a mashup of math and career development,

with resources and guidance geared

toward things like quantitative reasoning,

data analysis, statistics, and probability.

This framework would align with the Ohio

Department of Education’s proposed plan to

issue new math pathways next school year

that nurture workforce and career development.

“Amazon will have the donation to us by

December with the goal of having a grand

opening next August,” Swonger said of the

timeline.

She noted that the project will be ongoing

and always evolving. The $100,000 coming

in December is just the first round of funding.

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Christmas Eve service change

Trinity United Methodist Church, Lilly Chapel, has changed

plans for their Christmas Eve service. They will hold an outdoor

candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24. It iwill last 15 minutes.

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Madison County is home to several food pantries and soup

kitchens. See below for information about each one, including

hours, requirements, locations, and services. Some have changed

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their processes to accommodate safety

measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Food Thru Faith, 51 W. Center St. London,

(740) 852-4735)

Open: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11:15

a.m. Families can receive food twice a

month. Drive-through only.

Requirements: Must provide proof of

London address/43140 zip code and copy of

social security card for every family member.

• HELP House Community Outreach,

122 E. Center St., London, (740) 852-1980

Open: Mondays, 4-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9

a.m.-noon; and Saturdays 9-11 a.m. Families

can receive food once a week from the

food pantry. Drive-through/walk-up only.

• Loving Kindness Kitchen (Soup

Kitchen) at HELP House Community Outreach,

122 E. Center St., London, (740) 852-

1980

Open: Mondays, 5-6:30 p.m. Drivethrough/walk-up

only.

Requirements: None at this time.

Madison County Food Pantry, 137

Maple St., London, (740) 852-5822, ext. 1

Open: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9-

11:45 a.m. Families can receive food once a

month. Drive-through only.

Requirements: None at this time.

• London Church of the Nazarene, 224

Elm St., London (740) 852-3498:

A Blessing Box located in the church’s

front yard is stocked with non-perishable

food and toiletries and is accessible 24 hours

a day, seven days a week.

• The Welcome Table, St. Paul AME

Church, 11 Center St., London

Open: Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., serving a nutritious

meal carryout style.

Requirements: None

• Good Samaritan Food Pantry, 36 S.

Center St., West Jefferson, (614) 879-8130

Open: Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.; Saturday,

10-11 a.m. Families can receive food twice a

month.

Requirements: The food pantry serves

anyone in the West Jefferson (43162) and

Galloway (43119) areas. Bring a picture ID

and a piece of current mail for proof of residency.

• Mount Sterling Community Center,

164 E. Main St., Mount Sterling, (740) 869-

2453

Open: Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.; Thursdays, 9

a.m.-1 p.m. Families can receive food once

month.

Requirements: Only serving families

with Mount Sterling addresses and/or who

have an 869 phone exchange. Bring a current

utility bill or current rent receipt, along

with a picture ID.

• Plain City Food Pantry, 156 W. Main

St., Plain City, (614) 733-0909

Open: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,

9:30-11:30 a.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-

noon.

Requirements: Picture ID (with an address

on it) and proof of income. Only serving

families in the Jonathan Alder School

District.


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Attorney General warns of vaccine-related scams

State Rte. 142 southbound

bridge closed until spring

The State Route 142 southbound bridge over I-70 closed on Dec.

11 for bridge deck replacement. Southbound traffic has been shifted

to the northbound bridge over I-70, and one lane of traffic is being

maintained in both directions. This traffic pattern will be in effect

until spring 2021.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is cautioning Ohioans to look

out for COVID-19 vaccine-related scams that will occur as the vaccine

is distributed.

“A single dose of information can vaccinate you against fraud,”

Yost said.

For example, consumers could see scammers impersonating distributors,

providers, or local health departments claiming to need

personal information, such as a Social Security number to get on a

list to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Other scammers could pretend to be able to help consumers jump

to the front of the line to get a vaccine, but ask for advanced payment

to secure their place in line. These communications could

come through email, phone call, postal mail, text message, or even

social media accounts. Do not fall for these scams.

Also, reports indicate that cards may be distributed to consumers

that have been provided the first dose of a two-dose vaccine. These

will likely be used to simply remind consumers to get their second

dose, not as official “passports” to gain entry into bars, restaurants

or other public areas, or to bypass public health orders. Therefore,

any attempts to buy these cards will be fruitless.

Early in 2020, published reports warned consumers to have their

guard up when going online to receive information for products and

services designed to help protect against COVID-19. In reality, computer

hackers were reportedly sending spam emails with links that

were designed to infect consumers’ computers with malicious software,

some of which may steal personal information or passwords

stored on their devices.

Within the first week of the COVID-19 lockdown in March, scammers

started emailing, calling, and texting Ohioans, trying to steal

their identity or money, according to data from Yost’s Constituent

Services Section.

Some of those scams asked people to pay for advice on how to

treat COVID-19, pay for access to care, and to give personal information

in order to get medication or prevent

infection.

To date, Yost’s office has received 39 complaints

of potential COVID-19-related

scams.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office recommends

several tips to help consumers

avoid potential virus- and vaccine-related

scams:

• Verify any vaccine-related information

with legitimate news reports. Double-check

any new “too-good-to-be-true” news or

claims. You may wish to consider contacting

your family doctor, your local health department,

or the statewide Ohio Department of

Health’s COVID-19 call center (1-833-427-

5634) to check on issues you are unsure

about.

• Look for some of the red flags of a scam,

such as being asked to wire money or send

a prepaid money card or gift card to a

stranger; being pressured to act immediately,

or being told to buy a product or service

where the company refuses to provide

any information in writing. Also look out if

you’re asked to keep conversations a secret.

• You likely will not need to pay anything

out of pocket to get the vaccine during

this public health emergency. You can’t pay

to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.

You can’t pay to get early access to the vaccine.

• No one from a vaccine distribution site

or health care payer, like a private insurance

company, will call you asking for your

Social Security number or your credit card

or bank account information to sign you up

to get the vaccine.

Consumers who suspect an unfair business practice or want help

addressing a consumer problem should contact the Ohio Attorney

General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.

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Happy Holidays!

Loving classic Christmas TV specials

Let’s talk about Christmas television

specials.

One of the most cherished is “A Charlie

Brown Christmas.” It first aired in 1965 and

was groundbreaking for its time. The Chris-

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tian philosophy expressed in Linus’s speech

about the first Christmas contrasts with the

secular commercialism that has become

part of the holiday observance.

I am joyfully thrust back decades in time

whenever I see this show.

Three years before “Charlie Brown”

aired, Mr. Magoo celebrated the holidays in

1962 with his vision-challenged version of

“A Christmas Carol.” While Mr. Magoo does

not draw the same devotion as Charlie, it is

worth the hunt to watch his version of

Ebenezer Scrooge.

Speaking of Scrooge–and I will argue

this until Rudolph’s red nose no longer

blazes a path through the night–there is

only one glorious cinematic version of

Charles Dickens’s masterpiece—the 1951

black-and-white film starring Alistair Sim.

It is as if Dickens wrote the timeless tale

with Sim in mind, framed against the gray

bleakness of London in the 1840s. Sim is the

consummate Scrooge, smug in his pursuit of

penny pinching and financial gain.

Sim blurs the line between actor and role

as he becomes the quintessential curmudgeon,

using his height to lurk over the less

fortunate with a craggy face that runs the

gamut from hardened miser to compassionate

uncle.

Scrooge’s redemption at the hands of a

trio of spirits showcases Sim’s dynamic acting

chops in a role made for the actor and a

holiday gift I unwrap year after year. If you

only have time to watch one holiday classic,

make it this version of “A Christmas Carol.”

Likewise, Irving Berlin’s homage to the

holidays, “White Christmas,” is another gift

I give myself.

The ending alone—where all the stage

trappings are pulled away to showcase the

snow falling outside as the four lead actors

waltz around in the most amazing holiday

costumes ever—is another cinematic Christmas

card.

“White Christmas”

whirls around the

screen in glorious color,

song and dance under

the stewardship of Bing

Crosby, Danny Kaye,

Rosemary Clooney and

Vera Ellen.

Yes, it is a classic

boy-meets-girl/boyloses-girl/everyone-is-happy-in-the-end

story, but it is so much more. It is also a tale

of doing something nice for someone who

gave so much. Will it or won’t it snow? And

its songs have stood the test of time.

What more could you ask for?

Unless it happens to be Rankin and

Bass’s stop-motion 1964 animation classic,

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” a boymeets-girl/boy-loses-girl/boy-finds-friendsand-a-snow-monster-and-gets-girl

story. Or,

if you rather, a Santa-makes-a-big-mistake

story. Rudolph saves Santa’s reputation, the

Island of Misfit Toys, and Christmas.

My list of holiday cinematic happiness is

not complete without mentioning my modern

favorites:“A Christmas Story,” “Emmet

Otter’s Jug Band Christmas,” “Christmas

Vacation,” “Elf,” “Jingle All the Way” and

“The Polar Express” (the ending makes me

cry every single time).

So, drag along a millennial or two, grab

a cup of hot cocoa (topped with marshmallows,

of course) and join me in the pursuit

of the classics—holiday style.

Linda Dillman is a Messenger staff writer.

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED

MAJOR UTILITY FACILITY

Big Plain Solar, LLC (Big Plain), a subsidiary of First Solar, Inc., a leading

global provider of photovoltaic systems, is proposing to construct and operate

the Madison Solar Farm Project (Project), an approximately 196-megawatt

solar electric generating facility in Oak Run and Fairfield Townships in

Madison County, Ohio. The general purpose of the Project is to maximize

energy production from available solar resources in order to deliver clean,

renewable electricity to the Ohio bulk power transmission system to serve the

needs of electric utilities and their customers. The Project will be located on

approximately 2,400 acres of leased private land with its facilities occupying

approximately 1,500 of those acres. A map showing the location and general

layout of the Project is below.

Big Plain has filed an application for a Certificate of Environmental

Compatibility and Public Need to construct, operate, and maintain the

Project with the Ohio Power Siting Board (Board) in Case No. 19-1823-EL-

BGN, which is now pending before the Board. The initial public notice of

Big Plain’s accepted, complete application was previously published in the

Madison Messenger on October 25, 2020.

The public will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed

Project. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public hearing for this

proceeding will not be held in person. Instead, the public hearing will be

conducted by telephone and live video on the internet, and will consist of

two parts:

1. A local public hearing, pursuant to R.C. 4906.07 and 4906.08(C), where

the Board shall accept testimony from any person on Wednesday, January

6, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the

hearing will be held virtually via Webex. Any person who wishes to provide

testimony about the Project or who plans to join the Webex event must

pre-register with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (Commission)

before 12:00 p.m. EST on January 5, 2021, at https://opsb.ohio.gov/wps/

portal/gov/opsb/events/big-plain-solar-local-public-hearing or by calling

the Commission at 1-800-686-7826. The testimony to be provided will

be limited to five minutes in duration. Any person who wishes to attend

the public hearing and not offer testimony can do so by calling +1-408-

418-9388 and entering access code 173 371 4980. The public hearing will

also be live streamed for viewing at www.youtube.com/user/PUCOhio.

Additional information regarding the hearing is available at

https://opsb.ohio.gov/wps/ portal/gov/opsb/cases/19-1823-el-bgn or by

contacting the Commission’s Consumer Call Center at 1-800-686-7826.

2. An adjudicatory hearing commencing on Tuesday, January 19, 2021,

beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the hearing

will be held virtually via Webex. To participate in the adjudicatory hearing,

intervention in the case is necessary.

Additional information regarding the Project, including the full case record

and a recent filing of a modification to the project footprint, is available at

https://dis.puc.state.oh.us/CaseRecord.aspx?Caseno=19-1823&link=DIVA.

The modification to the project footprint consists of moving the previous

substation location approximately 0.4 mile northwest to minimize impacts

to wetlands (new location shown in the map). Questions can be directed to

Big Plain at 877-228-3331 (and choosing option 2) or the Board at

866-270-6772. To learn more about the Project, you may also visit Big Plain’s

website at www.madisonsolarproject.com.

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CAIN

Jimmy Lee Cain, born on Jan. 19, 1957, in Columbus, Ohio, went

to be home with the Lord on Nov. 23, 2020. at 12:39 a.m. at Riverside

Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include: his

wife of 37 years, Gaynell Cain; children, Jamie (Mike) Weisman of

London, Jody (David) Miller of London, Christine (Curtis) Moore of

Chillicothe, Mo., and David (Trina) Palmer of London; grandchildren,

Whiteny, Derek, Paige, Bishop, Brooklyn, Shyanne, Keaton,

Avery and Elias; many great-grandkids; brothers and sister, George

(Vicki) Cain of London, Kenny (Sunshine) Cain of Florida, and Marcia

“Candy” (Harold) Trimble of Delbarton, W.Va.; many nieces and

nephews; and his longtime best friend, Leonard Johnson. He was

preceded in death by: his dad, mom, two brothers, a sister, and

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many aunts and uncles. He was a faithful member of

First Church of the Open Bible in Springfield, where he

served as a church trustee. Jimmy loved hunting, fishing,

camping, and his family, especially his grandkids

and great-grandkids. For 25 years, he worked for Sims

Construction before working and retiring from the

Madison County Engineer’s Office after 20 years. Funeral

services were held on Nov. 27 in Eberle-Fisher Funeral

Home and Crematory, London, with Pastor James

Ballard officiating. Interment followed in Kirkwood

Cemetery, London. The family suggests memorials in

Jimmy’s name be made to the American Heart Association

at www.heart.org. Condolences may be sent to

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

GORMAN

Richard W. “Rick” Gorman, 65, of South Solon died

on Dec. 7, 2020, in Columbus. Born on April 8, 1955, in

Columbus, he was a son of Roger and Jean (Rhanor)

Gorman. A graduate of Madison-Plains High School,

Rick had been a union electrician, belonging to and

serving as past president of IBEW Local 636, Columbus.

A faithful member of Grape Grove Church of Christ, he

had served as pianist and deacon of the church. Survivors

include: his son, Zachariah Gorman; daughter,

Katelind Gorman; brother, John Gorman; niece and

nephew, Chelsea Gorman and Tucker Gorman; aunt,

Ruth Gorman; and several cousins. He was preceded in

death by his father, mother, and several aunts and uncles,

including Homer Gorman. Funeral services were

held on Dec. 12 in Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and

Crematory, London, with Pastor William Lott officiating.

Interment followed in Grape Grove Cemetery. Visit

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

PETEE

Adam Petee, 42, of London died on Dec. 9, 2020, in

Madison Health. Born on April 17, 1978, in London, he

was a son of Sherry (Collins) and Tommy Petee. Adam

was a union electrician with the IBEW Local 683 and

loved hunting, fishing, building things and babysitting

his niece and nephew. Survivors include: his sons, Cody

Petee and Gavin Petee; mother and stepfather, Sherry

and Steve Kellum; brother, Sam (Jennifer) Petee; sister,

Kathy (Garrett) Fellure; nieces, Katlyn and Alyson;

nephews, Jaxson and Jacob; aunt, Donna (Danny)

Fisher, uncles, Ronnie (Natalie) Collins and Robert

(Debbie) Petee; many cousins, including special cousin,

Jason Hahn. He was preceded in death by: his dad,

Tommy; grandparents, Sam and JoAnn Collins and

Robert and Dolores Guthrie; aunts and uncles, Terry

and Gary Coil, Sharon Travis, Danny Collins, Greg

Collins, David Petee and Dianna Sanders and Cousin

Robbie Petee. Private services were held at the convenience

of the family. Memorials in Adam’s name may be

made to the funeral home for the benevolence of the

family. The family was served by Eberle-Fisher Funeral

Home & Crematory, London. Condolences may be sent

to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

HOPPER

Hazel E. Hopper, 89, passed away on Dec. 10, 2020.

She was born to the late Donnie and Mae (Jackson) Osborne

on April 22, 1931. She was a member of Church

of Christ in Hilliard, Ohio. Hazel was preceded in death

by: her husband, Harold Hopper; daughter, Elaine

Hansen; brother, Forrest Wheeler; and sister, Leah

Phillips. Hazel is survived by; her children, Yolanda

Williams, Sherry Hopper, and son-in-law Bill Hansen;

sister, Geraldine Blanton; grandchildren, Michele

(Gary) Powers, Kelly (Darren) Minton, Michael

Williams, Nikki (Bill) Raver, Heather (Dan) McLaughlin,

TyLea and Shelby Hopper; numerous great-grandchildren

and great-great-grandchildren, all of whom

will miss her greatly. A private family graveside service

was held on Dec. 15. Services were handled by Rader-

McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, West Jefferson.

HALL

Charlie E. Hall, 86, of London died on Dec. 13, 2020,

in his residence. Born on Nov. 2, 1934, in Wheelwright,

Ky., he was a son of Ermine and Dinah (Osborne) Hall.

Charlie was an electrician with IBEW Local 683 and

worked at Anheuser Busch in Columbus. A U.S. Air

Force veteran,, he was also a, active member of the

Madison County Senior Center. Survivors include: his

wife of 57 years, Ellie (Damron) Hall; son and daughter-in-law,

Charles E. and Wendy Hall III; grandchildren,

Helena Hall and Charles E. Hall IV; brother,

James Lewis (Shirley) Hall; sisters, Mary Rose Bailey

and Nancy Sue (James Henry II) Duncan; nieces and

nephews, James Henry Duncan III, Jeffrey Lewis Hall,

Dinah Frances Cicenas and Pamela Sue Duncan. He

was preceded in death by: his mother and father; son,

Michael; sister, Wauketa; and niece, Mary Rose “Rosie.”

A graveside service was held on Dec. 18 in Deercreek

Township Cemetery, London. The family suggests memorials

in Charlie’s name be made to: St. Paul

Lutheran Church, 55 Pasadena Ave., Columbus, OH

43228. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Eberle-

Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London. Visit

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

HASTINGS

Robert Hastings, 71, of West Jefferson, Ohio, passed

away on Dec. 13, 2020. He enjoyed spending time with

his family, mechanical work, playing poker, and listening

to all kinds of music. He retired after working 35

years at Fisher Cast Steel Products Inc. Robert was preceded

in death by: his parents, Robert and Mary Hastings;

son, Kevin Hastings; brothers, John and Rick

Hastings. He is survived by: his loving wife, Ada Hastings;

children, Tammy Darlington and Diana Hastings;

brothers, Kenny and Larry Hastings; grandchildren,

Misty, Ashley, Cody, Holly, Shelby, and Gage; and 11

great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Dec.

16 at Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, West Jefferson.

Burial took place at Hampton Cemetery, West

Jefferson. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing

was observed, and guests were required to wear

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Mt. Sterling Community Center

The Mount Sterling Community Center is located at 164 E.

Main St. Measures of social distancing, 10-person maximum attendance,

and frequent sanitizing and hand washing are part of the

center’s guidelines. For details, call (740) 869-2453.

Dec. 21-26—10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, walking in the gym

Dec. 21—10-11 a.m., chair exercises

Dec. 22—4-7 p.m., food pantry for income-eligible households.

Pre-packed food boxes will be delivered to your vehicle. Remain in

your vehicle, and you will be assisted in numerical order. If you are

a new household, bring a picture ID and proof of residence. Call

(740) 869-2453 for details.

8-9 p.m.—Alcoholics Anonymous

Dec. 23—6-7 p.m., all-level yoga class, $5 per class, limit of 10

participants, social distancing, masks and sanitizing

Dec. 24-25—Closed

Looking ahead—The center will be closed on New Year’s Eve and

New Year’s Day.

Fairfield Township Trustees

The Fairfield Township board of trustees will meet at 8 p.m.

Dec. 21 at the township building, 9100 Big Plain-Circleville Rd.

Appropriations for 2021 will be available for public input, and after

discussion, for board approval.

Due to COVID-19, state guidelines and orders will be followed.

Anyone who has township concerns and/or wishes to attend a meeting

is asked to contact the fiscal officer, Vickie Timmons, no later

than the Friday before the meeting, by calling (614) 877-4488. This

way, proper accommodations can be provided under the new regulations.

Additionally, messages can be left on the township telephone

recorder at (740) 845-0873.

Oak Run Township Trustees

The Oak Run Township trustees will

hold their end-of-year meeting at 7 p.m.

Dec. 21 at the township hall, 7090 Gregg

Mill Rd., London.

Stokes Township Trustees

The Stokes Township trustees will meet

at 7 p.m. Dec. 28 in the Stokes Township

Garage, 7105 E. Main St., South Solon. The

2021 appropriations will be available for public

inspection and input. After discussion,

they will be approved by the trustees. The

public is invited.

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license ID or credit card

numbers. Also beware of

ads that claim to guarantee

loans regardless of

credit and note that if a

credit repair company

does business only over

the phone it’s illegal to request

any money before

delivering its service. All

funds are based in US

dollars. Toll Free numbers

may or may not

reach Canada. Please

check with the Better

Business Bureau 614-

486-6336 or the Ohio Attorney

General’s Consumer

Protection Section

614-466-4986 for more

information on the company

you are seeking to

do business with.

Submitted by:

Pleasant/Darby Cemetery

Mike Graham, Fiscal Officer

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PROBATE COURT OF MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

ESTATE OF DOROTHY A. WADE, DECEASED

CASE NO. 20201122

NOTICE AND CITATION OF HEARING ON

APPOINTMENT OF FIDUCIARY

[R.C. 2113.06 and 2113.07]

To the following persons:

Nancy Rice, 10585 Anderson-Antioch Rd.

Mt. Sterling, OH 43143

Jeannette A. Chu has filed an application in this Court,

asking to be appointed to administer decedent’s

estate.

The hearing on the application will be held January 21,

2021 at 2:00 o’clock P.M. in this Court.

This Court is located at 1 North Main Street, Room

#205, London, Ohio 43140

You are one of the persons entitled to administer decedent’s estate,

and if you wish to be considered for appointment to do so you must

apply to this Court. If you do not apply, it will be considered that you

renounce your right to administer the estate. The Court may appoint

any suitable and competent person to administer the estate, giving

due weight to relative priority of rights to do so. Even if you decline

appointment yourself, if you know of any reason why the above

applicant is not suitable or competent, you should appear and inform

the Court.

s/Christopher J. Brown, Probate Judge

By: Jody Pickens, Chief Deputy Clerk

MM DECEMBER 6, 13, 20, 2020

MM2020429

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xEmployment

WANTED

SW CITY SCHOOLS

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

The South-Western City School

District is currently hiring drivers

for the 2020-2021 school year

$16.55/HR

Available positions are for substitute drivers

that can develop into “Regular” positions with

benefits. Interested individuals should submit

an application on our website at swcsd.us.

Follow the employment link. Applicants should

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screening. A high school diploma or equivalent

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EOE

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CHILD CARE

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GARAGE DOORS

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ROOFING

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TREE SERVICES

TREE SERVICES

Getting Your Home

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Check Out The

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Tree Trimming

Tree Removal

Stump Grinding

FREE ESTIMATES

740-845-LAWN

CARPET CLEANING

DIRT BUSTERS

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Any 5 areas $75.

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Specializing in Pet Odors

CONCRETE

EDDIE MOORE

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Quality Concrete Work

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

Block Work & Excavation

Stamp Patios,

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35 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.

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DOG GROOMING

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Bring in this ad for $5 off

FENCING

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1/17 A/M

12/20 M

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740-837-0287

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12-27 M

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1-10 M

1-10 M

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Celebrating

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PAINTING

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1-3 A/M

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PLASTERING

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