Madison Messenger - January 17th, 2020

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January 17, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVI No. 7

Off on the right foot

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Bells will ring to

honor those lost

to the pandemic

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

At 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Mount Sterling United Methodist Church

will join churches across the country in ringing their church bells

in remembrance of victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Dec. 31, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced he is planning

a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

to honor those who have died as a result of the virus. The ceremony

will take place on Jan. 19, the day before he is sworn into office. His

inaugural committee is inviting communities to light up buildings

and ring church bells that day in “a national moment of unity and

remembrance.”

“In Madison County, 28 of our loved ones have died of the virus,

and this just seems to be a meaningful way to remember those folks

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Messenger photo by Theresa Hennis

London High School students Alicia Skinner (left), acting as Lady Trelawney, and Luke Peart, acting as Long

John Silver, rehearse a scene from “Treasure Island.” The cast has had only two on-stage rehearsals, with

all other rehearsals held online due to COVID-19. Director Scott Blanton is pleased with the students’ dedication

to memorizing lines and making every moment at stage rehearsals count as showtimes draw near.

LHS stages ‘Treasure Island’

On Jan. 19, Mount Sterling United Methodist Church will ring the

church bells in remembrance of victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The church’s bell tower dates back to 1911.

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Audience limited to family

members of student actors

By Theresa Hennis

Staff Writer

London High School’s performing arts students are

gearing up to present “Treasure Island,” a play based

on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel of the same name

written in 1883.

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the play is not

open to the general public, with only families of the

participating students permitted to attend the performances

scheduled for Jan. 23-24.

“‘Treasure Island’ is one of my favorite stories

about a kid going from a young adult to an adult, maturing

along the way and learning for himself which

adults he can trust,” said Scott Blanton, London High

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School English teacher and play director.

Playwright Phil Willmott’s version of the play is

the first adaptation inspired by real-life female adventurers.

“The female pirates learn to stand up against the

male-dominated society of the 1800s,” Blanton said.

Willmott changed the gender of several of the central

characters without compromising Stevenson’s

classic novel.

“I really appreciate the girl power that goes into

the role,” said senior Alicia Skinner, who plays Lady

Trelawney. “A lot of my lines involve empowering

women and that women can do anything and are as

good as men. My character defies the typical role of

the time. She is supposed to be a certain way because

she is a noble lady, but she doesn’t believe in that. She

thinks she should have just as much fun and adventure

as men. I love the role.”

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Vaccines for school staff possible in February

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

With the possibility that vaccines for COVID-19 will be made

available to school staff in the coming weeks, Jonathan Alder Local

Schools leaders are talking about what that could mean for returning

to fully in-person learning.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently announced the inclusion of

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in the next phase of the vaccine rollout. The

target date for administering first doses to

this group is the first week of February.

To determine how many vaccines could

be needed, Madison County Public Health

sent out a planning tool to all of the school

districts in the county the week of Jan. 10.

School staffers are being asked to fill out

and return a form stating whether they

would be interested in taking the vaccine

and, if so, if they would take it as soon as it

is available or at a later date.

Timing for vaccination of school employees

will depend on supply, said Chris Cook,

Madison County’s health commissioner.

Currently, the county is receiving 100 doses

of vaccine per week, he said.

At the Jan. 11 school board meeting,

Shannon Foust asked his fellow board members

if they would be in favor of returning

students and staff to fully in-person learning

once staff members have had the chance

to get vaccinations. All of them said they

would.

“The minute we can get students back in

school full-time, we should do it,” said board

member Steve Votaw.

Foust and Votaw acknowledged that

there is no way to etch in stone a timeline

for when that could happen because data,

safety conditions, and logistics related to the

pandemic and administration of vaccines

are constantly changing.

“It’s encouraging, though,” Foust said.

Jonathan Alder Superintendent Gary

Chapman suggested that the board plan to

meet again later in the month in the hopes

that more concrete information about staff vaccines would be available

at that time, allowing the board to make decisions about learning

formats moving forward.

As of Jan. 11, Jonathan Alder had: 10 positive cases, including

one staff member; 48 people in quarantine, including two staff

members; and 26 people in isolation, including one staff member.

In other business:

• The board accepted a donation of $208.48 from New California

Presbyterian Church to pay outstanding school fees.

• The board thanked the Plain City Church Fellowship for distributing

Christmas baskets to 124 families representing 296 students

in the school district.

• Board members watched a video message in which students

from around the district thanked them for their service. January is

School Board Recognition Month.

• Chapman reported that he hopes to recognize Ray Russell and

his children, Rod Russell and Nancy Patterson, in person at the

next school board meeting. The family donated $50,000 for the design,

purchase and installation of a video message board to be

placed outside the high school.

Organizational Meeting

Prior to the regular January meeting, the board held its annual

organizational meeting. Foust was elected to serve as board president

for 2021; Mary Jo Boyd will serve as vice president.

Board member committee assignments were set as follows:

• Tolles Career & Technical Center—Bill McCartney, who also

was named as the district’s representative on the Tolles school

board for a three-year term starting this month;

• Insurance—Foust;

• Technology—McCartney and Christine Blacka;

• Board policy update and review—Blacka and Boyd;

• Jonathan Alder Community Support Coalition—Boyd and Mc-

Cartney;

• Strategic planning—Foust and Votaw;

• Financial advisory—Foust and Votaw.

The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the high school media center

the second Monday of each month with the exception of June when

the board will meet on June 28. The dates for the other meetings

are: Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13,

Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13.

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Another unique aspect of the play is that it includes interaction

with the audience.

“We’re limited in how we can do that. There will be a little audience

interaction, with social distancing,” Blanton said.

The school’s theater department has presented “Treasure Island”

in the past, but this time a larger cast is on board. Blanton said he

liked the idea of spreading out the lines to allow more students to

participate.

With limited rehearsal time due to COVID-19, this shorter version

of the play, which runs just over an hour, fit the bill. Blanton

found a creative way around fewer chances to rehearse in person,

holding the first month of rehearsals online through Google Meet.

“Our goal was to memorize the lines and hit the ground running

when we could get on stage, and the students met that goal,” Blanton

said.

Others filling lead roles in addition to Skinner are senior Luke

Peart as Long John Silver and sophomore Anthony Holfinger as Jim

Hawkins.

One costume challenge was fashioning a peg leg for the Long

John Silver character.

“We looked online for practical advice on how to make one, strap

it on, and hide the strap,” Blanton said.

For set design, the students are trying their hands at building a

ship deck for a backdrop, and Blanton is pulling a treasure chest

from his own home storage.

“You know you’re an amateur when your furniture is on stage

more than you are!” he laughed.


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BELLS

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Shoe donations benefit

London Schools program

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

This year started off on the right foot—and the left—

for London City Schools’ Raider Rack.

Patrick Closser, mayor of London and owner of

Casey’s Carry-Out & Drive-Thru, got things strolling

late last year by donating 42 pairs of shoes to the Raider

Rack, which serves students in pre-kindergarten

through 12th grade who don’t have ready access to new

clothing, coats and shoes.

Teachers refer students to “shop” for needed items at

Raider Rack “stores” located in each of the district’s

buildings. The stores are stocked with donations from

the community. Everything is free to the students.

“I was blessed that my business was able to stay

open throughout the whole pandemic. I decided I

wanted to do something nice for the community through

my business,” Closser said about his donation.

He reached out to Melissa Canney, student support

specialist for London City Schools and coordinator of the

Raider Rack, to see what items were most needed. Canney

said the answer was easy—shoes.

“Since we are in our fourth year, we’ve learned what

the needs are and what the kids like,” Canney said.

“Shoes are not usually donated because they are expensive

and yet they are often needed because kids grow

out of shoes so quickly.”

Closser contacted Donny Atwell, manager of Shoe

Sensation in London at the time, and the store’s corporate

office.

“They have always been great partners to the community,

and they said they could help. They let me purchase

shoes at a discount,” Closser said.

The giving didn’t stop there. Shoe Sensation’s corporate

office reached back out to Closser, saying they

wanted to do more. They organized a five-hour Mayor’s

Messenger photo by Jeff Pfeil

London Mayor Patrick Closser (left) and Brittany Ragland (center), manager at Shoe Sensation, present a donation

to Melissa Canney (right), student support specialist for London City Schools and coordinator of the

Raider Rack. The London shoe store held a Mayor’s Day Sale on Jan. 3; customers received a 10 percent discount,

and 10 percent of sales went to the Raider Rack in the form of gift cards.

Raider Rack off on right foot

Day Sale on Jan. 3 during which customers received 10

percent off their purchases, and 10 percent of the value

of those purchases went to the Raider Rack in the form

of gift cards. The store added an additional $200 gift

card on top of that.

“The day of the Mayor’s Day Sale was a huge success

with the store doing over triple their normal business.

It was great to see our community come together for

such a great cause while supporting a local business,”

Closser said.

“We mainly wanted to donate to London City Schools

because everyone goes through hard times, and there

are some kids that don’t get what they need for school

or just on a day-to-day basis,” said Brittany Ragland,

current manager at Shoe Sensation. “We just wanted to

do something for the London City Schools to put a smile

on the kids’ faces and just take some stress from the

parents.”

Closser praised Atwell, who has since passed away,

for coming up with the outreach idea.

“He was a wonderful man who loved his community.

I am glad he was able to be a part of it,” Closser said.

Canney said she will use the Shoe Sensation gift

cards to purchase shoes for all three Raider Rack stores.

Last year, the Raider Rack served 182 students.

With the stores on site, school staff can provide immediate

assistance to students.

“A shopping trip at the store can boost a student’s

self-esteem and self-confidence, and it can provide immediate

comfort for the remainder of the school day,”

Canney said.

Donations are always appreciated, she added. The

most popular items among students are Red Raider

gear, girls’ black leggings, and boys’ jogger pants. Items

can be dropped off to the attention of Melissa Canney

at the London Elementary school office, Monday-Friday,

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Checks can be made out to London City Schools and

mailed to 380 Elm St., London OH 43140, attn: Melissa

Canney/The Red Raider Rack.

For more information, call (740) 852-5700, ext. 2109.

and to celebrate all they meant to our communities,” said Rev. Sue

McClelland, who serves as secretary at Mount Sterling United

Methodist Church and is a retired deacon.

Dr. Rev. Karen Crawford, the church’s pastor, has invited other

area churches to join in by ringing their bells. At services at the

church, she regularly offers up prayers to those directly impacted

by the pandemic.

The church has not yet decided how many times they will toll

the bells, but the number will correlate in some way with the toll

the pandemic has taken locally and/or nationally.

“I think it will help people take pause and reflect on all those

people’s lives,” McClelland said.

As of Jan. 12, Madison County Public Health was reporting a

total of 3,269 cases of COVID-19 in the county since the start of the

pandemic. Of those, 2,900 have been confirmed cases; 369 have

been probable cases. There have been 128 hospitalizations and 28

deaths as a result of the virus. The median age of cases in the

county is 44 years old. The youngest person in the county reported

to have contracted the virus was 5 months old; the oldest was 98

years old.

As of Jan. 12, the Ohio Department of Health was reporting a

total of 792,938 cases across the state since the start of the pandemic,

41,863 hospitalizations, 8,805 confirmed deaths, and 997

deaths as classified under the Centers for Disease Control’s expanded

death definition.

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is

reporting more than 22.5 million cases and more than 375,000

deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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SIMS, Robert Lewis “Bob”, age 95,

formerly of London, OH and Tucson, AZ, passed away

Monday, January 4, 2021 at Hospice of Miami County in

Troy, OH. Bob was born October 27, 1925 in Marion, OH,

son of the late Raymond L. & Sara J. (Curtis) Sims. He was a

proud U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, receiving two Purple

Hearts during the Battle of the Bulge. He was honored to

be a part of the Honor Flight to Washington in 2013.

On May 15, 1948, Bob married the love of his life, Wanda (Lawles), and they

were blessed to share 72 wonderful years of marriage. Bob is survived by his

wife Wanda; daughter Robyn (Duane) Wolf of Vandalia, OH; daughter Janet

(Greg) Lee of Westerville, OH; and granddaughter Grace Wolf of Newport News,

VA.

While living in London, Bob and Wanda owned and operated Sims Florist for

33 years. He had a true passion for creating beautiful flower arrangements and

taught many others the art of arranging. Bob’s passion for floral design earned

him multiple awards.

Following their retirement, Bob and Wanda moved to Arizona, which became

their second home. Bob enjoyed playing golf and was proud of his hole in one.

He enjoyed traveling, hiking, playing ping-pong and cards, attending potlucks

and the Arizona heat. He valued his church relationships and the church

families he met everywhere he lived.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home,

Vandalia, Ohio, where a private family service will be held. Interment will be

at Concord Cemetery, Grove City, Ohio. If you wish to send a Thinking of You

card to Wanda, please forward to Wanda Sims, 6400 S. Co. Rd. 25A, Tipp City,

Ohio 45371.

In Memory of Beverly

Feb 6, 1939 – Jan 21, 2011

She was just a teen aged girl from Missouri who fell in love with a G.I. Stationed at

Ft. Leonard Wood. She had quit school during her sophomore year to go to work

to help support her widowed mother and 10 siblings. She was a little short girl

just a little over 100 lbs, but she could pack a wallop. After just knowing him for 6

weeks, her sweetheart was discharged from the army and went 2000 miles away

to seek his fortune. Little did he realize that his fortune was still sitting in Missouri.

After almost a year he saw the light, just like the prodigal son. Over the phone he

proposed to her and she said yes. A wedding was scheduled in Ohio after a Sunday

morning church service, but alas he didn't realize that the license that he got in

Missouri was only good in Missouri. On 9/11/58 they were married in a parsonage

in Missouri and on 9/14 were “married” again in West Jefferson, Ohio. She came as

just a little girl from Missouri but Oh what she became. She only had 10 years of

school, but she had the smarts and common sense to do most anything. Shortly

after the wedding she told her husband, “Don't you ever hit me, you have to go to

sleep sometime and I have an iron skillet.” She was a worker. It was a one day

honeymoon and then back to work. Two years later she presented her husband

with a beautiful daughter, three years later another one.

She quit work until the children were in school, and then she was always home

for them. She raised the children as her husband was always involved in something

that took his time, and she did a great job. When her oldest daughter became

pregnant, she said I hope it's a girl, I could never love a little boy. On February 22,

1995 Jake was born, she changed over night, they were inseparable from birth to

the time of her death 15 years later. She was tight with her money, a garage saler

and trash picker, and knew her antiques. She saved her family a lot of money and

acquired a number of valuable antiques.

She was opinionated, and spoke her mind. You either liked her or didn't. You always

knew where you stood with her. If she liked you she'd give you the shirt off

of her back, she was always for the under privileged and down trodden. Her

outspokenness must not have affected too many people her funeral was one of

the largest seen in years. She was a great organizer, she organized and would feed

over 100 people at her church dinners. She was known as “The flower Lady of West

Jefferson.” For years she planted and maintained flowers along Main Street. She

and her husband purchased a 155 year old house that was falling down, and she

made a show place of it with her flowers. In 2003 she was found with breast cancer,

it never slowed her down.

After a mastectomy and chemo it looked like it was licked. Then in 2005 it

returned, more chemo and radiation. Some thought that the radiation would slow

her down, but it seemed to energizer her and she would come back and work all

day in the flowers. At the James Cancer Hospital she got the nick name of the

Energizer Bunny. In 2008 the cancer had gone to her lungs. She was a fighter,

where ever she was she inspired people, and influenced a lot of people by her

faith. She gave hope to people who were fighting the same battle. Her quote was

“I've had a good life, I know where I'm going and I'm ready to go.” On January 21,

2011 she got her reward.

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KNIGHT THOMAS

Nona J. Knight Thomas passed away on Dec. 7, 2020, at the OSU

Wexner Medical Center after a lengthy battle with heart, lung and

kidney disease. She was born on Dec. 3, 1935, to Lester and Allura

May Rigdon, in Caledonia, Ohio. Nona was preceded in death by

her parents, two brothers, six sisters, and her husband, Larry

Thomas. Nona is survived by: daughters, Suzette (Jimmie) Moran

and Marcia Finney, both of London; grandchildren, Dan (Amanda)

Moran, Heather (Dave) Shingler, Amanda (Jason) Adelsberger,

Rich (Hannah) Bivens; great-grandchildren, Evan and Tristan

Moran, Finley and Hadley Shingler, Ana Adelsberger, and Adrianna,

Maxximus and Maggie Bivens; extended family, Steve

(Tonya) Thomas, Tammy (John) Call, Scott (Carrie) Thomas,

Shawn (Courtney) Thomas, and a host of Thomas grandchildren

and great-grandchildren. Nona adored each of her family members.

Nona was formerly employed by Creamer Sheet Metal, Otis Elevator,

The Madison Press, London Florist, Stan Dritz Law Firm, and

Snappy Mart. She taught herself the art of calligraphy, loved making

greeting cards and was very proud of memorizing all the books

of the bible, the states, and their capitals. A special thanks to the

staff at Fresenius Dialysis Center in London and the staff at the

OSU Wexner Medical Center. Memorials may be made in Nona’s

memory to the Madison County Humane Society or by giving blood

to the Red Cross. Due to unforeseen circumstances, a memorial

service has been postponed to a later date. Arrangements have been

entrusted to Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home & Cremation

Services, London. Condolences may be sent to www.rldfh.com.

KILGORE

June L. Kilgore, 99, of Springfield died on Dec. 8, 2020, in her

residence. She was born on June 14, 1921, in Madison County, Ohio,

the daughter of Charles R. and Delphine (Holland) Morcher. June

is survived by: her daughter, Judith Lippott of Columbus; granddaughter,

Jerri Smith-Bush of Springfield; great-grandchildren,

Stacie and Aaron Bush of Springfield; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Robert Kilgore,

1984; daughter, Jerrie Kilgore, 1965; and brother, Bill

Morcher. According to Mrs. Kilgore’s wishes, there was no funeral

service. Arrangements were entrusted to Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral

Home and Cremation Service, London. Condolences may be

sent to www.rldfh.com.

HACKWORTH

Earl Hackworth Jr., 84, of Columbus died on Dec. 19, 2020, at

Darby Glenn Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hilliard. Earl was born

on Aug. 21, 1936, in Ironton, Ohio, the son of Earl and Evelyn

(Craft) Hackworth Sr. He had been a member of Broadman Baptist

Carolyn (Slone) Sapp, age 77,

went home in the arms of Jesus on

January 11, 2021 unexpectedly at

her home. Preceded in death by

parents, Robert and Willa Slone;

husband, Roger Sapp; son, Richard

(Ritchie) Sapp and brother, Doug

Slone. Survived by brother, Bobbie

Slone; sister, Delores (Dee) Storts; several nieces and

nephews and friends, along with special friends who she

worked with at the Columbus Messenger, Phil - Publisher,

Kathy, Paulette, Andrea, Rick, Doug, Greg, Theresa,

Ashlee, Chuck and Mike (Madison Messenger) Grant,

Becky, Kristy and Jim Durban for 34 years.

Arrangements by Jerry Spears Funeral Home with

Crematory, 2693 W. Broad St, Columbus OH. Memorial

service will be at Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Ohio at the

convenience of the family. No visitation will be observed.

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Church and had been employed by Creamer

Metal Products, London, as a welder, for 22

years. He also sold insurance for Western-

Southern and served as a member of the

United States Army. Earl is survived by: his

sister, Tina J. (Mike) Hale of Springfield;

brothers, Paul William “Bill” (Jane) Hackworth

of London, Ted (Kay) Deneca of

Largo, Fla., and Steven (Tammy) Deneca of

Springfield; great-granddaughter,

Breaunna J. Hackworth; daughter-in-law,

Mary Hackworth of Grove City; sister-inlaw,

Nancy Hackworth of London; and numerous

nieces and nephews. He was

preceded in death by: his parents; step-father,

Sherman Deneca; wife, Louella Hackworth;

son, Mark David Hackworth; sister,

Dorothy Hackworth; brother, Edward Hackworth;

and granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann

Hackworth. A graveside funeral service was

held on Dec. 29 at Range Township Cemetery,

Sedalia, with Pastor Wayne Stuntz officiating.

Arrangements were entrusted to

Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home &

Cremation Service, London. Condolences

may be sent to www.rldfh.com.

PERSINGER

Florence (Warfel) Persinger, 79, received

her angel wings on Dec. 26, 2020, after a

lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease,

surrounded by family at her home. She was

born in Plumwood, Ohio, on June 22, 1941.

Florence was a retired school bus driver for

Jonathan Alder School District. She was active

with her bus colleagues in many social

and fundraising activities. She was a member

of Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship

Church and was their first piano player

when meeting in a house. Florence shared

her musical talent, playing for many church

services, children’s’ musicals, weddings and

singing with family around the piano. She

was the best mom and grandma ever, hauling

kids to ball games, swim lessons and

Sunday School. She was a dedicated

farmer’s wife, doing chores, driving tractors,

and always making homecooked meals. She

loved all animals but especially her cats.

Florence was preceded in death by: her parents,

Roger and Loa (Grewell) Warfel; only

sister and husband, Janet and Paul Brown;

and grandson, Brock Eichenauer. She is

survived by: her husband and childhood

sweetheart, Robert Persinger, having celebrated

their 60th wedding anniversary this

summer; four children, Connie (Kent)

Eichenauer, Daniel Persinger, Barbie

(Bryan) Reed and David Persinger; seven

grandchildren, Daniel Persinger, Chrissy

(Blake) Moe, Brian (Laura) Ayres, Cheri

Persinger, Kile (Ashley) Eichenauer, Jared

(Alyssa) Ayres and Becky Ayres; nine greatgrandchildren;

and several nieces and

nephews. A funeral service was held on Dec.

30 at Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home,

London. The service was officiated by Rev.

Mark Miller. Memorial contributions may

be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation

for Parkinson’s Our Goal: An Urgently

Needed Cure. Condolences may be sent to

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SCARBERRY

Frank J. “Johnnie” Scarberry, 67, of

Westerville died on Jan. 2, 2021, at Heartland

of Westerville. Johnnie was born on

June 27, 1953, in Williamson, W.Va., a son

of Frank T. and Kathleen (Blackburn) Scarberry.

He is survived by: his children,

Jonathan (Melissa) Scarberry of Columbus,

and Brandy Scarberry of Galloway; siblings,

Brenda Gibney and David Scarberry, both

of London, Pam (Greg) Fitchpatrick of

Springfield, Judy (Kevin Jarrell) Stevens of

London, Roger (Missy) Scarberry of North

Carolina, and Richard (Kelly Fox) Scarberry

of Columbus; grandchildren, Elijah, Peyton,

Hunter, Kaden, Chace and Avannah; numerous

nieces and nephews. He was preceded

in death by: his parents, and brothers,

Freddie and Randy. A funeral service was

held Jan. 11 at Lynch Family Funeral

Home, London. The funeral home respectfully

requested that those attending the

services wear a mask. Social distancing was

observed accordingly. Condolences and remembrances

may be sent to www.rldfh.com.

LONG

Lois A. Long, 87, of Williamsport, Ohio,

passed away on Jan. 5, 2021, in Circleville,

Ohio. Born in Columbus, Ohio, to the late

Melvin and Geneva Jordan, she was also

preceded in death by her beloved husband,

Eldon, daughter, Vanessa Long, and her sister,

Donna Paul. Lois is survived by her

sons, Jeffrey Long and Eldon J. Long II,

seven grandsons, two granddaughters, 14

great-grandchildren, and many loving and

special friends. A funeral service was held

on Jan. 8 at Porter-Tidd Funeral Home,

Mount Sterling. Burial followed at

Springlawn Cemetery, Williamsport, Ohio.

Visit www.portertiddfuneralhome.com to

share favorite memories of Lois and to send

condolences to her family.

HOLLOWAY

Edward Jay Holloway, 69, of London died

on Jan. 6, 2021, at Doctors Hospital West,

Columbus. Ed was born on Sept. 28, 1951,

in Mansfield, Ohio, a son of Herbert C. and

Ruth (Jackson) Holloway. Ed loved to fish in

all manners. He was an electrician for 45

years. He adored his grandkids. He coached

his daughter in softball and was involved

with his son’s baseball. He was a loving and

caring husband. Ed is survived by: his wife

of 43 years, Ki “Colleen” Holloway; children,

Aron Holloway of Groveport, Mike (Melissa)

Holloway of London, Shawn (Lori) Holloway

of Mount Vernon, and Kaitlin (Chris) Morrison

of Lebanon; brothers, Dick (Linda)

Holloway of California, Tracy (Shelly) Holloway

and Jeff Holloway, all of Columbus;

grandchildren, Aubrey, Gianna, Vivian, Ciaran

and Frances; several nieces and

nephews, including a special niece, Melody.

He was preceded in death by his parents. A

funeral service was held on Jan. 13 at Lynch

Family Funeral Home, London. Condolences

may be sent to www.rldfh.com.

HAMMONS

William “Billy” Eugene Hammons, 83, of

London died on Jan. 8, 2021, in his residence.

Billy was born on Feb. 9, 1937, in

London, Ohio, the son of Henry and Bertha

(Riffit) Hammons. He had been employed by

Gantner Screw Products in Springfield for

many years. Billy was an outstanding pool

player and loved to fish, go to the horse

races at Scioto Downs, and scratch-off’ lottery

tickets. He visited his daughter every

day and loved his Cincinnati Bengals. He is

survived by: children, Brenda (Gene) Dennen

of London, Lonnie Hammons of London;

brother, Donnie (Harriett) Hammons of

Lafayette; grandchildren, Joshua Shawn

Hammons, Brian Wayne (Erica) Johnson,

Gregory Allen Hammons, Mandy Dawn

Johnson, Patricia Nicole “Niki” Hammons

(Anthony) Cogossi, Andrea Ruschelle Hammons

(Josh) John, Michael Eugene (Brittany)

Hammons; 17 great-grandchildren; 5

great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces

and nephews. He was preceded in death by:

his parents; wife, Josi Geneva (Sparks)

Hammons; son, Jack Allen Hammons. A funeral

service was held Jan. 14 at Lynch

Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services,

London, with the Rev. Jerry Poff officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Hill

Cemetery, London. Condolences may be

sent to www.rldfh.com.

SALYER

James Roger Salyer, 84, of West Jefferson

passed away on Jan. 9, 2021, in Circleville.

Jim graduated from West Jefferson High

School Class of 1955. He was a proud U.S.

Air Force veteran and a graduate of The

Ohio State University in 1975. He retired

from Western Electric after 30 years of service

and OSU Hospital in the I.T. Department.

He was preceded in death by his

parents, Ransom and Lillie Salyer, and

brothers, Jack and Joe Salyer. James is survived

by: his loving wife, Karen of 32 years;

children, Janet (Jim) Baker and Jayne Oswalt;

step-children, David (Sandi) Pezdirtz,

Ann Greenwood, Stephen (Paula) Pezdirtz,

and Krista Julian; grandchildren, Kirby

(Sean) Wary, Dan (Meghan) Oswalt, Kyle

Baker, Kathryn Oswalt, Kendra Baker and

Korey Baker; great-grandchildren, Marleigh,

Cambria, Noel, Cade, Teller, and

Micah; many step-grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

A funeral service was held on

Jan. 13 at Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral

Home, West Jefferson. Burial followed at

Hampton Cemetery, West Jefferson.

DIETSCH

Deborah K. Dietsch, 62, of West Jefferson

left this earth on Jan. 11, 2021, at

Mount Carmel Grove City. Born on Jan. 17,

1958, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the

daughter of the late Robert E. and Mary B.

(Frey) Dietsch. She was a member of Sts.

Simon and Jude Catholic Church and a life

member of V.F.W. Post 7005 and the Ladies

Auxiliary, all of West Jefferson. Survivors

include: daughter, Amber R. (James N.)

Daniels of Springfield, Ohio; cherished

grandchildren, Thomas J. Price and

Cheyenne L. Cook of Fairborn, Ohio, Dante

J. Daniels, Dakota R. McGarey, Chance J.

Daniels, Jada D. Easterday, and Colton N.

Daniels, all of Springfield; numerous

beloved cousins; special friends, Annette M.

Holden and Carrie L. Catapano; brother,

Dirk A. (Tina L.) Dietsch; nephew, Samuel

R. Dietsch; and niece, Sadie R. Dietsch.

Shew as preceded in death by: her father,

Robert E. Dietsch in 1999; mother, Mary B.

Dietsch in 2013; special aunt, Pauline F.

Beachy in 2016; and great friend, Virginia

A. Terry in 1999. A funeral service will be

held at 11 a.m. Jan. 18 at Rader-McDonald-

Tidd Funeral Home, West Jefferson, with

Father Dwayne McNew officiating. Interment

will follow at Hampton Cemetery,

West Jefferson.

McGRAW

Beverly Ann (Radabaugh) McGraw, 81,

of Ypsilanti, Mich., passed away on May 21,

2020, at her home. Beverly was born on Oct.

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She graduated from Midway High School

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(James) Davis; nephew, Jonathan (Angie)

Radabaugh; and great-niece and greatnephews,

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Velma Pollard 89, of Argillite, Ky, was

called home on January 1, 2021. She was born on

November 13, 1931 to the late Dwight Myers and

Nellie Myers Wilson in Ross county, Ohio. She was

a longtime resident of West Jefferson and a

member of the Baptist Church. She was loved by

everyone who knew her. Her love for her family

and her furbabies was immense. She is preceded

in death by her only sibling, John Myers, her only

son, Ricky (Skip) Pollard, husband of 32 years, Jack

N. Pollard and her parents. She is survived by

daughters, Jackie (Jack) Cain, Kim (Joe) Marcum,

Tammy (Gerry) Hicks and Angela McCall, her

loving furbaby Molly, 15 grandchildren, several

great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by Wright's

Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky. A memorial service

will be held at a later date by the family.

Contributions can be made to the Madison

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LCS: Hoping to be fully in-person in February

By Josephine Birdsell

Staff Writer

London City Schools is looking at a potential

switch to fully in-person classes

starting in early February.

Following the winter break, the district

resumed classes in a hybrid model on Jan. 4. The district has had a

positive start to the semester, said Dr. Lou Kramer, superintendent.

“We are planning for a hopeful transition (to in-person classes)

at the end of the month, provided our case numbers and the county

case numbers continue in a positive direction and the advisory is

dropped at the end of this month,” Kramer said.

The district has had a total of 63 COVID-19 cases since the start

of the school year. Twenty-four staff members and 35 students

tested positive for the virus, with the high school being the most affected.

The district and Madison County saw a large increase in cases

following Thanksgiving break, leading to a mandate, later changed

to an advisory, by Madison County Public Health that required

schools to operate in an online format until winter break. Six-foot

of social distance between all students and staff on school campuses

is required until early February, at this time. The district did not

have enough instructional space to adequately distance all students

at once, so it moved to a hybrid format.

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“So, allowing the mandate of six-foot social distancing to lapse

at the end of month seems like a real possibility,” Kramer said.

The district is also preparing to make the COVID-19 vaccination

available to school employees.

School employees who are in-person in schools are able to receive

the vaccine during Tier 1B of the vaccine’s release, which is estimated

to arrive in February, according to Gov. Mike DeWine’s office.

Using a planning tool provided by Madison County Public

Health, the district is polling school employees to see how many are

willing to be vaccinated.

“A great deal of planning is taking place right now, so that we

can work with the health department to get vaccinations out,”

Kramer said.

community calendar

Republican Central Committee

The Madison County Republican Central Committee will meet

at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Madison County Engineer's Office, 825 U.S.

Rte. 42, London.

Health Board

The Madison County London City Health District’s regular

board meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Jan. 18. To join the teleconference,

call (937) 249-6810. When asked for the conference ID number,

enter 112081543 followed by the # symbol.

Developmental Disabilities Board Meeting

The Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities will

hold its annual organizational meeting at 4 p.m. Jan. 21 via Zoom.

In the event that the

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Darby Twp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 3.10 1.00 1.50 1.60 35.35 12.50 65.00 0.252207 0.155527 48.606565 54.890764

Darby-Fairbanks .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 3.10 1.00 1.60 40.85 12.50 69.00 0.252034 0.102849 51.609708 61.903431

Plain City Corp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 2.80 1.00 1.50 1.60 35.35 7.25 12.50 71.95 0.234890 0.140504 55.049680 61.840764

Deercreek Twp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 1.40 1.00 1.50 1.60 40.30 7.75 63.50 0.326925 0.216522 42.740322 49.750854

Deercreek-Jon Alder .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 1.40 1.00 1.50 1.60 35.35 7.75 58.55 0.239858 0.172077 44.506336 48.474898

Fairfield Twp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 6.15 1.00 1.60 48.45 67.15 0.446087 0.049140 37.195260 63.850309

Jefferson Twp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 12.50 1.00 1.50 1.60 37.16 63.71 0.139474 0.044299 54.824137 60.887742

Jefferson-Jon Alder .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 12.50 1.00 1.50 1.60 35.35 61.90 0.266326 0.163996 45.414430 51.748677

Jefferson Corp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 11.50 1.00 1.50 1.60 37.16 1.00 63.71 0.139474 0.044299 54.824137 60.887742

Monroe Twp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 1.50 1.00 1.50 1.60 35.35 7.75 58.65 0.239449 0.171784 44.606336 48.574898

Deercreek Twp-Jeff Corp .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 1.40 1.00 1.50 1.60 40.30 0.90 7.75 64.40 0.322356 0.213497 43.640322 50.650854

Oak Run Twp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 0.00 1.00 1.60 48.45 7.75 68.75 0.409614 0.034518 40.589082 66.376897

Paint Twp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 4.40 1.00 1.60 48.45 7.75 73.15 0.397246 0.049105 44.091470 69.557981

Pike Twp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 4.72 1.00 1.60 40.85 58.12 0.284659 0.125008 41.575658 50.854556

Jefferson Twp.Annex .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 12.50 1.00 1.50 1.60 37.16 0.90 64.61 0.137531 0.043682 55.724137 61.787742

Pleasant Twp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 .90 1.00 1.60 48.45 9.30 71.20 0.437276 0.025232 40.065997 69.403516

Mt. Sterling Corp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 .80 1.00 1.60 48.45 1.00 9.30 72.10 0.431817 0.024917 40.965997 70.303516

Pleasant-Westfall .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 .90 1.00 4.20 33.48 9.30 58.83 0.262663 0.149392 43.377574 50.041315

Pleasant-Miami Trace .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 .90 1.00 2.70 32.57 9.30 56.42 0.137183 0.033466 48.680148 54.531877

Range Twp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 7.00 1.00 1.60 48.45 5.80 73.80 0.445479 0.036622 40.923683 71.097320

Midway Corp. .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 6.50 1.00 1.60 48.45 6.40 5.80 79.70 0.433144 0.053274 45.178491 75.454104

Range-Miami Trace .80 .50 .50 4.00 1.15 3.00 7.00 1.00 2.70 32.57 5.80 59.02 0.160661 0.047346 49.537834 56.225681

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For sad, dreamy sci-fi, watch ‘Midnight Sky’

It may seem counterproductive to watch a melancholy film when

in a melancholy mood, but I have discovered such films can offer a

sense of comfort—most of the time, that is.

A melancholy film can: provide respite because its plot frequency

is on your current wavelength; offer a shimmer of hope that, some-

Basket project helps

124 Plain City families

This year, the Plain City Church Fellowship’s Christmas Basket

Project took on a new look. With the help of several individuals and

churches in the community, gift cards for food and gifts for the children

were delivered to people in the Jonathan Alder School District.

As a result, 124 families were served, including 296 children. With

the support of businesses, the school district, churches and many

individuals, we were able to provide help to many in need this

Christmas. We thank you for your continued support.

Christmas Basket Committee: Dave McCray, Jim Kaufman,

Beth Beach, Brenda DeLeon

Donations appreciated

2020 was a hard year for everyone, but that didn’t stop this community

from coming together to help those in need this Christmas

season. Thanks to generous donations from individuals, churches,

and groups in Madison County, HELP House provided 62 families

with Christmas gifts—that’s 205 children! Without you, this event

wouldn’t have been possible. So, to all those that sponsored a family

or donated as part of a toy drive, thank you! You helped make this

event better than we could ever imagine.

Kelly Armfelt

HELP House

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where along the way, things

can get better; and serve as

a reminder that things can

always be worse.

“The Midnight Sky”—a

sad and dreamy science fiction feature directed by

George Clooney—offers some hope, but really is geared

toward those who wish to take solace in the fact that

the world in which the characters reside is a whole lot

more messed up than our current reality.

When the film opens, a cataclysmic event has befallen

our planet. Thousands of humans and animals

have died from the air they breathe and millions of humans

have been displaced from their home countries.

They are trying frantically to find a location that will

allow them to survive, at least for a few more months

and years. Among the few hundred evacuated to an underground

shelter are those who live on a remote outpost

in the Arctic Circle. As the doctors, researchers and

their families are trying to squeeze into a helicopter

that will take them far away from this unnamed and

undescribed disaster, a lone inhabitant has decided to

stay behind. That person is Augustine Lofthouse

(Clooney), a terminally ill scientist who volunteers to

essentially die alone in order to try to make contact with

a slew of astronauts who are still on exploratory missions

in space.

One such spacecraft currently “online” is the Aether,

whose five-person crew is en route from a two-year mission

to Jupiter’s moon—a moon that Augustine discovered

decades prior and theorized could sustain human

life. While it is known he desperately wants to warn the

crew of the event on Earth, it is strongly hinted that he

also wants to know if his theory is correct. (Hey, we

can’t fault the man for it. I would want reassurance of

how smart I was, too, before finding permanent rest.)

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medication, tracking the expanding cloud over

the planet via ominous computer, and trying to tinker

with the weaker communication signal so he can contact

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material—an adaption of the novel “Good Morning, Midnight”

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

OHIO REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26

THE STATE OF OHIO, MADISON COUNTY

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff

vs.

Herman E. Dague et. al., Defendant

Case No. CVE20190057

Parcel No. 18-00917.031

Address: 488 Wingate Pl., Mt. Sterling, OH 43143

In pursurance of an order of sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction,

at the door of the courthouse in London, Ohio. The above named property was appraised at

$220,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount on Friday, 29th day of

January, 2021, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. If no bids at that time, the property will be offered up again

on Friday, 12th day of February, 2021. There will be no minimum bid for the second sale. Any

additional costs and taxes owed for the action that are not covered by the sale, will be collected

within 30 days of the confirmation from the purchaser. However, the Plaintiff has the right to

redeem the property within 14 days of the sale by paying the full purchase price to the clerk of

courts, and will be considered the successful purchaser of the sale.

The complete legal description can be found in the office of the Madison County Recorder, in

the Madison County Courthouse located at 1 N. Main Street, London, OH 43140.

Being the same property conveyed by deed recorded in volume 274, page 584 of the Madison

County Ohio Records.

Last known owner: Herman E. Dague et. al

Said premises located at: 488 Wingate Pl., Mt. Sterling, OH 43143

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

appraisal may or may not have been an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff nor

the appraisers are liable for the condition of the property that was appraised.

Terms of Sale: $10,000.00 will be due the day of the sale, balance due within 30 days of

confirmation.

Additional fees to be paid to the Sheriff, include, transfer tax & conveyance fees which will be

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

Delinquent taxes will be paid by the plaintiff, current taxes prorated to the purchaser to the date

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

be responsible for those costs, allowances, and taxes that the proceeds of the sale are insufficient

to cover.

John R. Swaney, Sheriff

Tina J. Sabin, Deputy

Madison County, Ohio

Mark Lembright, Attorney

P.O. Box 31909 Independence, OH 44131

MM JANUARY 3, 10, 17, 2021

Public Notice

The Somerford Township Board of

Zoning Appeals will be meeting on

the following dates in the year 2021;

January 25th, April 28th, July 28th,

October 27th. All meetings are open

to the public and will take place at

7:00 P.M. at the Somerford Township

Hall.

Brian Knowles

Somerford Township Zoning Inspector

MM JANUARY 17 & 24, 2020

MM2021119

MM2021101

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

PROBATE DIVISION

Case No. 20191079A

Summons By Publication

Carla J. Goodwill, et. al

vs.

Chasity Skidemore, et. al

To: 1. Mary K. Pruyn

2. Unkonwn daughter of Richard C. Pruyn

3. Unknown issue of Mahala Reinhard Latham, and

4. Unknown heirs of John R. Reinhard, defendants

A complaint has been filed in this Court by Carla J.

Goodwill, Dennis L. Reinhard, and Mark A. Reinhard

alleging that the will admitted will admitted in case

no. 201901079 on 09/17/2020 at this Court is and

shold be declared invalid.

You are or may be an heir in the decedent’s estate

and notice of this complaint is hereby provided in

accordance with the law and provisions of R.C.

2107.03. You are required to answer or respond

either within twenty-eight days after the publication

or at such other time after the publication that

is set as the time to appear or within which to

respond after service of such summons.

CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN

Juvenile Judge

Madison County, Ohio

MM DECEMBER 27, JANUARY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2021 MM2020439

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

EAMON P. COSTELLO, JUDGE

STATE OF OHIO

vs.

MEREDITH M. BOSTIAN; BARBARA J. HOUSE

CASE ­ IN RE: FORFEITURE OF $65,400.00

UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF AN INTEREST

IN ABOVE PROPERTY, ADDRESS UNKNOWN

PETITION FOR FORFEITURE

[R.C. 2981.02 AND/OR 2981.05 AND/OR 2901.01 (A)(13)]

Petitioner hereby gives notice to all interested persons

that the Petitioner has filed a Petition for Forfeiture of

$65,400.00 Cash to the Ohio State Highway Patrol and

the Madison County Prosecuting Attorney.

On April 9, 2019, On Interstate 70 Westbound near Mile

Post 72, in Madison County, Ohio, the Ohio State

Highway Patrol seized alleged criminal proceeds; towit:

$65,400.00 Cash. Anyone with an interest in this

property allegedly subject to forfeiture may petition

the Madison County Common Pleas Court to release

the property pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Division

2981.01(G) and 2981.03(D).

MM JANUARY 17 & 24, 2021

MM2021115

NOTICE OF SALE Under Judgment of

Foreclosure of Liens for Delinquent Land Taxes

In the Common Pleas Court of Madison County, Ohio

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

vs.

Stephen D. Newman et al., Defendants

Case No. CVE20200062

Whereas judgment has been rendered against certain parcels of real property

for taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, interest, and costs as follows:

PPN: 24-01029.000

Address of Property: 2575 Arbuckle Road, London, Ohio 43140

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

Somerford and being further described as being in Deed Book 251, page 772,

in the Madison County Recorder’s Office.

Last known owner: Stephen D. Newman

Amount of Judgment: Six Thousand Six Hundred Thirty-nine Dollars and

Eighty-one Cents ($6,639.81); plus any other taxes, penalities, interest, assessments

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

real property described herein;

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

to satisfy the total amount of such judgment plus any other taxes,

penalties, interest, assessments and costs that may be due and payable by

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

Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that I, John R. Swaney, Sheriff

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

cash, to the highest bidder of an amount that equals at least $7,000.00 at

10:00 a.m. at the Madison County Courthouse in London, Ohio, on Friday, the

29th day of January, 2021. If any parcel does not receive a sufficient bid, it

shall be offered for sale, under the same conditions of the first sale and at the

same time of day at the same place on Friday, the 12th day of February, 2021,

for an amount that equals at least $7,000.00.

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

or guarantee. The Treasurer nor the Sheriff are liable for the condition of the

property.

John R. Swaney, Sheriff

Madison County, Ohio

MM JANUARY 3, 10, 17, 2021

MM2021102

The first meeting in 2021

for the Fairfield Township Board of Trustees

of Madison County, Ohio,

will be Monday, January 18, 2021.

Thereafter, meetings will be held on the first

Monday and on the third Monday of each month

at the township building, 9100 Big Plain-Circleville

Road, at 8:00 p.m., unless publicized. All meetings

are open to the public.

However, due to COVID-19, please contact the

fiscal officer, Vickie Timmons, by calling

(614) 877-4488, or you can leave a message

on the township telephone recorder at

(740) 845-0873, so that proper accommodations

will be provided.

MM JANUARY 17, 2021

MM2021121


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xLegal Notices

NOTICE TO OWNER OF LAND AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED

IMPROVEMENT OF ASSESSMENT, OF DATE

OF THE FINAL HEARING AND OF FILING CLAIMS

FOR COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGES

(For Publication)

Rev. Code Sec. 6131-16

In the Matter of the Monroe Bidwell

Single County Ditch No. 202

Petitioned for by Anthony Murry Jr.

vs.

Office of the Board of County Commissioners

Madison County, Ohio

April 28, 2020

You are hereby notified that the County Engineer filed in this office on the

5th day of January, 2021, the maps, profiles, plans, schedules and reports in

the above named improvement, and the assessment/damages on each tract

of land as estimated and described in the schedule,

And you are further notified that the Board of County Commissioners of the

County has fixed the 2nd day of February, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at the Madison

County Engineer’s Conference Room, 825 US RT. 42 NE, London, Ohio, as the

time and place of the final hearing by the Commissioners on the report of the

Engineer, and on the proceedings for the improvement, and that all claims for

compensation of damages must be filed with the Clerk of the Board of County

Commissioners before that date; and that if bonds or notes are to be issued for

the improvement, you must give written notice within twenty-one days after the

final hearing of your intention to pay in cash and if you do not give notice of your

intention to pay cash within twenty-one days the installments will be payable

with interest added at the same rate that bonds or notes bear interest. Cash funds

received in excess of the final costs will be returned to you by the County Auditor

after the project has been finalized.

Katie Wiseman

Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners

Madison County, Ohio

MM JANUARY 10 & 17, 2021

MM2021112

The following matters are the subject of this public notice by the Ohio

Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public notice, including

any additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting

information, a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at:

http://www.epa.ohio.gov/actions.aspx or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50

W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-3037

email: HClerk@epa.ohio.gov

Approved Permission for Open Burning OAC Chapter 3745-19

Tolles Career & Technical Center

7877 US 42 South, Plain City, OH 43063

ID #: CD21-01

Date of Action: 01/04/2021

This final action not preceded by proposed action and is appealable to

ERAC.

Approval of Open Burning Permission for Firefighting Training.

MM JANUARY 17, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Cash Basis Annual Financial Report

of Pleasant Township for year ended

December 31, 2020, has been completed.

The report is available for public review

at the office of the Fiscal Officer,

84 N. London Street

Mt. Sterling, OH 43143

Kathy Endres, Fiscal Officer

Pleasant Township, Madison Co.

MM JANUARY 17, 2021

LEGAL NOTICE

MM2021126

MM2021113

PROBATE COURT OF

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN,

JUDGE

IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME

OF

Damoni La’Trae Johnson

to

Damoni Easton James

Case No. 20206034

NOTICE OF HEARING ON

CHANGE OF NAME

[R.C. 2717.01]

Applicant hereby gives notice to

all interested persons that the

applicant has filed an Application

for Change of Name in the

Probate Court of Madison

County, Ohio, requesting the

change of name of Damoni La’

Trae Johnson to Damoni Easton

James. The hearing on the application

will be held on the 18th

day of February 2021, at 1:30

o’clock P.M. in the Probate Court

of Madison County, located at 1

North Main Street, London, Ohio

43140.

MM JANUARY 17, 2021

MM2021114

PROBATE COURT OF

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN,

JUDGE

IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME

OF

Stacey Lynn Jordan

to

Stacey Lynn Jones

Case No. 20206035

NOTICE OF HEARING ON

CHANGE OF NAME

[R.C. 2717.01]

Applicant hereby gives notice to

all interested persons that the

applicant has filed an Application

for Change of Name in the

Probate Court of Madison

County, Ohio, requesting the

change of name of Stacey Lynn

Jordan to Stacey Lynn Jones.

The hearing on the application

will be held on the 11th day of

March, 2021, at 1:30 o’clock P.M.

in the Probate Court of Madison

County, located at 1 North Main

Street, London, Ohio 43140.

MM JANUARY 17, 2021

MM2021116

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NOTICE OF LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LONDON, OHIO

Noce is hereby given to the passage of the following ordinances or resoluons of the London City Council. The

complete text of each ordinance or resoluon may be obtained or viewed at the offices of the City Law Director or

the City Auditor at 20 South Walnut Street, London, Ohio, or online at the London City website: Londonohio.gov

ORDINANCE 198­20 AMENDING 618 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES

Date of Passage: 12/17/20

RESOLUTION NO. 203­20 AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN

APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT

PROGRAM AND EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS REQUIRED.

Date of Passage: 12/3/20

RESOLUTION NO. 204­20 INCREASING APPROPRIATIONS

Date of Passage: 12/3/20

ORDINANCE 205­20 AMENDING ORDINANCE 195­20 TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES AND

OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF LONDON, STATE OF OHIO, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER

31, 2021

Date of Passage: 12/17/20

RESOLUTION 206­20 AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY SERVICE DIRECTOR TO APPLY FOR AND ACCEPT A GRANT FROM

THE FIREFIGHTERS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Date of Passage: 12/17/20

RESOLUTION 207­20 INCREASING APPROPRIATIONS

Date of Passage: 12/17/20

RESOLUTION 208­20 INCREASING APPROPRIATIONS

Date of Passage: 12/17/20

RESOLUTION NO. 209­20 AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A SUBGRANT WITH

MADISON COUNTY

Date of Passage: 12/17/20

RESOLUTION 210­20 INCREASING APPROPRIATOINS

Date of Passage: 12/17/20

RESOLUTION 211­20 AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY SERVICE DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A SUBGRANT AGREEMENT

WITH MADISON COUNTY

Date of Passage: 12/17/20

RESOLUTION 212­20 INCREASING APPROPRIATONS

Date of Passage: 12/17/20

RESOLUTION 213­20 INCREASING APPROPRIATIONS

Date of Passage: 12/17/20

Arlene Duffey

Clerk of London City Council

MM JANUARY 10 & 17, 2021

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

PROBATE DIVISION, JUVENILE COURT

Case No. 22030025

Summons By Publication

In the Matter of

Dh H (M)

Alleged Dependent Child

To: Anna Hines, lka 5 Lamplight Ct., London, OH 43140

Stephon Hite, lka 1444 Delta Rd., Springfield, OH 45505

A complaint has been filed in this Court by the State of

Ohio/Madison County Children Services, alleging dependency of

Dh H (M), DOB 06/21/2019, pursuant to O.R.C. 2151.04. A

permanent custody hearing has been scheduled at the Madison

County Juvenile Court, 1 North Main Street, London, OH 43140,

on February 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. and at the call of the Court

thereafter.

You are indicated as being the parents of said minor child and

notice of said complaint is hereby provided in accordance with the

law and the provisions of RULE 16, Rules of Juvenile Procedure.

If a party is indigent, the Court will appoint counsel to provide representation

upon request. If you believe that you qualify, contact

the Court at (740) 852-0760.

CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN

Juvenile Judge

Madison County, Ohio

MM JANUARY 17, 2021

MM2021122

MM2021109

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

PROBATE DIVISION, JUVENILE COURT

Case No. 22030026 & 22030027

Summons By Publication

In the Matter of

Ja D (M) & An D (F)

Alleged Dependent Children

To: Amy Sias, 210 Huston St., Circleville, OH 43113

Joshua Davis, Address Unknown

Gregory & Melissa Birman, 1115 E. Choctaw Dr., London, OH 43140

A complaint has been filed in this Court by the State of

Ohio/Madison County Children Services, alleging dependency of Ja

D (M), DOB 06/02/2009, & An D (F), DOB 10/04/2011, pursuant to

O.R.C. 2151.04. A dispositional hearing has been scheduled on

February 3, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Madison County Juvenile

Court, 1 North Main Street, London, OH 43140, and at the call of the

Court thereafter.

You are indicated as being the parents of said minor children and

notice of said complaint is hereby provided in accordance with the

law and the provisions of RULE 16, Rules of Juvenile Procedure. If

a party is indigent, the Court will appoint counsel to provide representation

upon request. If you believe that you qualify, contact the

Court at (740) 852-0760.

CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN

Juvenile Judge

Madison County, Ohio

MM JANUARY 17, 2021

MM2021123


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NOTICE OF BID

Sealed bids will be accepted for a City-Wide Water Meter Replacement

Program-Automated Meter Reading or Advanced Metering

Analytics by the Board of Public Utilities of the City of London, State

of Ohio office of said Board 20 South Walnut St., Suite 104, London,

Ohio until Ten O’clock A.M., Monday, February 1, 2021, and

publicly opened at the same time.

A Complete bid packet, of which this legal notice is a part, is on file

for inspection and may be downloaded from the City’s website

www.londonohio.gov or picked up at 20 South Walnut St., London,

Ohio 43140, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday

through Friday. Due to COVID-19 the Administration Building is

closed to the Public, if you are picking up a packet in person call 740-

852-1867 and we will be glad to meet you at the door with a packet.

Board of Public Utilities of the City of London, has the right to

reject any and all bids.

MM JANUARY 17, 24 & 31, 2021

Public Notice

A public hearing will be held by the

Somerford Township Board of Zoning

Appeals on Monday, January 25th at

7:00 P.M. at the Somerford Township

Hall 91 SR 56. This meeting is to

consider a request by Creative Carpet

for a conditional use permit, to

rebuild a damaged structure, at the

address 80 SR 56 London, OH 43140.

Any questions may be presented at this

time; the public is invited to attend.

Brian Knowles

Somerford Township Zoning Inspector

MM JANUARY 17 & 24, 2021

MM2021120

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OF

Robert Matthew Lyrin

Forrest Lee Vanover Hunt

to

Robert Matthew Lyrin

Vanover-Hunt

Case No. 20216001

NOTICE OF HEARING ON

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interested persons that the applicant

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Puzzle solution

Adams elected school board prez

S Z S R L E D A N K H H N M E

Z E P P E L I N A V C F F L X

C H B O A T E L Y G G U B G S By Linda Dillman

Adams joined the West Jefferson community

more than a decade ago and is a volun-

changes could be coming next month re-

Superintendent William Mullett said

W Y N D O N P G N R I I R K P Staff Writer

H A Z E L I B O M O T U A T E The new year brought changes to the Jefferson

Local school board with the end of

teer with the West Jefferson Youth Athletic garding COVID-19 policies.

C W H L E L C Y C R O T O M V

Association and Jefferson Local high school “Come February, it looks like the schools

H B A S I G G R E I E L I E H David Harper’s long tenure as president and

and middle school athletics.

could have some modification of COVID

P U J M K Z O V U B L D L N A the start of new leadership.

She was elected to the school board in quarantine procedures for students and staff

T S P E X C N X O I G E I A V Melissa Adams was elected as board

November 2017. Her current term runs to in the classroom or on the bus,” Mullett said.

Y A C H T O I A C U S N H L B president on Jan. 11 after having previously

the end of 2021. Quinn’s current term is up Mullett said the changes will give staff

K R P O C A R R I A G E T P G served as vice president, and Mike Quinn

at the end of 2023.

and students a better chance at staying in

N M A L O D N O G Q R O R H P stepped into the vice president seat. Harper

Following the annual organizational school.

F B D M O T O J M A R T A X I remains as the liaison to Tolles Career and

meeting and during regular business, the In other action, the board accepted the

P A I H H F E R R Y E K I B Z Technical Center, and Whitney Duemmel

board accepted a donation of coats, hats, resignation of Kevin Morrison, middle school

H L P A D H H R W A G O N F D volunteered to serve as legislative liaison.

gloves and scarves to Norwood Elementary assistant boys’ basketball coach, effective

from the West Jefferson Police Department. immediately, and approved a contract with

The donation is valued at $500.

Keegan Wolfe to replace Morrison.

Fewer virus cases at MP

By Josephine Birdsell

Staff Writer

Madison-Plains Local Schools returned

to classes on Jan. 11.

The district returned in a hybrid educational

model, with 50 percent of students inperson

on Mondays and Tuesdays and the

remaining 50 percent of students in-person

on Thursdays and Fridays. All students

have virtual classes on Wednesdays.

The district removed tables and other

furniture from classrooms to ensure that all

students and staff members are six feet

apart in classes, in the cafeteria, and in the

gymnasium.

The district is seeing waning COVID-19

cases, as is Madison County as a whole.

“We are hopeful that they will remain

good,” said Chad Eisler, superintendent.

The district is planning for the distribution

of the COVID-19 vaccination to staff

members in the district. The vaccine will be

available to staff members in schools in

Phase 1B of the vaccine’s release, which is

anticipated to arrive in February, according

to Gov. Mike DeWine’s office.

Staff members will not be mandated to

receive the vaccination, but it will be available

to all staff members who want it.

In other news, the district is continuing

to deliver meals to families. Families participating

in the hybrid educational model can

receive three days’ worth of meals, including

breakfast and lunch, per child to account for

the school days where their child is not at

school. Families whose students are fully remote

can receive five days’ worth of meals

per child.

Meals are delivered at bus stops each

Wednesday. Families must sign up to receive

meals.

Ribbon cutting

Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home, 124 E. High St., London, is now Lynch Family

Funeral Home. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Jan. 8. J Dodds, a former

owner, retired in August 2020. Dodds and Mike Lynch purchased the funeral home

from Dave Rader in the 1980s. Now, Lynch, his wife, Barbara, and his daughter, Liz,

own and operate the funeral home. Following an apprenticeship, Liz will become a

licensed funeral director. At the ribbon-cutting, Mike commented that the funeral industry

has changed a lot since the 1980s but that Lynch Family Funeral Home’s service

and slogan of treating families like family remains the same.

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