Madison Messenger - March 21st, 2021

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Hoping to put on ‘as normal a fair’ as possible

Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle

Cade Smith of West Jefferson positions his alpaca, “Ernie,” in front of the judge during

the overall showmanship event at last year’s Madison County Fair. Most of the shows

involving large animals will take place in the Eby Arena at this year’s fair.

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Stephanie McCloud, director of the Ohio

Department of Health, signed a new order

on March 11 that permits fairs and animal

exhibitions to reopen and sets new rules for

COVID-19 safety at such events.

“It’s welcome news,” said Paul Gross,

Madison County senior fair board president,

who said plans for this year’s Madison

County Fair are in full swing. “I think it’s

important to have something the community

and the kids can rally around.”

Last year’s fair was restricted almost exclusively

to 4-H and FFA exhibitions. There

were no rides, midway games or open livestock

shows, and concessions were limited.

“This year, we’re hoping to go forward

with as normal a fair as we can, but, as you

know, it’s a day-to-day thing due to the pandemic,”

said Dave Monnin, fair board vice

president.

This year’s Madison County Fair is

scheduled for July 11-18. The fair board has

added an extra day to the fair, running it

from Saturday to Saturday, rather than the

traditional Sunday to Saturday.

Several new features are planned, all of

which are designed to bring more people to

the fair, Gross said. Among them are significant,

guaranteed prizes for open shows. For

example, $1,000 will go to the grand champion

steer exhibitor.

Following the absence of open shows at

last year’s fair, “there’s a real pent-up demand

and desire for kids to get out and exhibit,”

Gross said. “We’re making a real

concerted effort to have massive open

shows... We hope to draw from around the

state.”

Admission to this year’s fair will be $10.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, that admission

price will include rides. Gross said

he hopes this will attract more people to the

fair during the middle of the day.

Also new is a livestock show for youths

who are not enrolled in 4-H or FFA. Current

4-H and FFA members will provide the animals

and mentor the entrants. Just like

other shows, judges and prizes will be involved.

“This is for kids who haven’t had the opportunity

to show an animal but would like

to give it a try. I think it’s going to be super

cool for those kids,” Gross said. “It also will

be great for the 4-H and FFA kids. They

love to show what they know and help others.

It embodies everything the program is

about.”

As for nightly entertainment, several

tried and true favorites are back on the

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EMA and library offering free at-home test kits

At-home test kits for COVID-19 are

available in Madison County. The test kits

are available free of charge for people who

have symptoms of COVID-19.

The Madison County Emergency Management

Agency (EMA) will provide a test

kit to a Madison County resident who requests

one. EMA Director Deb Sims said

that residents can call to schedule a time to

pick up a test kit.

“We are excited to partner with Madison

County Public Health to offer these test kits.

Residents can call 740-852-4200 during the

week to set up an appointment to pick up a

kit,” she said.

Whenever possible, a family member or

friend who is not sick should pick up the test

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and results are accurate.

According to Madison County Health

Commissioner Chris Cook, Ohio is one of

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The test kits are free but are not intended

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“These kits are accurate when used by

people who have at least one symptom of

COVID-19,” Cook said.

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chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty

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West Jefferson village council approved a contract with Choice

One Engineering for the administration and inspection of construction

on Lilly Chapel Road.

The village will pay Choice One $35,000 for their services.

“This contract is really a continuation of their previous contract,”

said John Mitchell, West Jefferson’s director of public service.

Beginning in August 2020, Choice One designed the reconstruction

of roughly a quarter-mile of Lilly Chapel Road, ment.

from Garfield Avenue to the fork at West Jefferson The department performs building inspections and

Kiousville Road and Merriman Drive. The reconstruction

plans include replacing all asphalt and putting in Madison County, the village of Plain City, the city of

related services not only for West Jefferson, but also for

new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveway approaches London, and the village of Mount Sterling. As such, inspectors

must be able to work remotely all over the

and drainage. The village paid Choice One $55,200 for

the reconstruction plans.

county.

The entire project, including design and construction,

is estimated to cost approximately $795,000. The tops in their vehicles. But because the laptops are all

Currently, the village supplies inspectors with lap-

village is set to pay approximately $405,000 of the cost connected to a server, they often operate slowly.

out-of-pocket. A grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission

will cover $195,000. The village will take out a ciency,” Mitchell said.

“Switching to cloud should increase speed and effi-

zero-interest loan from the state to cover the remainder The switch will cost $30,000 total. However, the village

will only pay $10,000 of the cost. The city of London

of the cost.

The village plans to open public bidding to find a construction

company to execute the redesign. Bidding will well.

and Madison County are each set to pay $10,000, as

open on March 23. Construction will begin once a company

is chosen.

or early fall.

The switch is estimated to take place in late summer

In other news, the village is purchasing cloud-based “For us, it’s the sooner the better, of course,” Mitchell

software for the Building, Planning and Zoning Depart-

said.

Donate to Easter basket outreach

HELP House is collecting donations for its annual

Easter Basket outreach. Donations are due by noon on

March 23. All candies must be individually wrapped (no

bulk candies, such as jelly beans). Needed items are as

follows:

• plastic Easter eggs (packaged);

• wrapped candies in chocolate and non-chocolate varieties;

• individual boxes or bags of jelly beans;

• Peeps candies;

• chocolate candies such as crosses and bunnies;

• small toys, games, books (can be Christian

themed);

• Easter stuffed animals or fluffies, such as bunnies,

ducks and chickens;

• monetary donations to fill gaps of items not donated.

HELP House already has plenty of baskets and packages

of grass.

Drop-off hours are Monday, noon-6 p.m., and Tuesday,

9 a.m.-noon. HELP House is located at 122 E. Center

St., London.

Volunteers are needed to prepare the Easter basket

bags. Hours are: March 24, noon-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.;

and March 25, 6-8 p.m. Volunteers also are needed to

hand out the bags on the outreach days: March 27, 3:30-

6 p.m.; March 29, 8:30 a.m.-noon; and March 31, 8:30-

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Enrollment down this year but growth expected

By Josephine Birdsell

Staff Writer

The Cowardly Lion had it right.

The lovable, yet nervous, feline from

“The Wizard of Oz” famously dreamed for

bravery.

With a swipe of a pen in signing a proclamation

at their March 2 meeting, the Madison

County commissioners endorsed March

as Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness

Month. This year’s theme is to take

time to know someone with a disability and

recognize that they “Have Courage.”

Annually, the commissioners endorse

DD Awareness Month. They support the

Madison County Board of Developmental

Disabilities (MCBDD) and the people the

board serves throughout the year.

“The fact that ‘Have Courage’ is the

theme this year is very appropriate,” said

MCBDD Superintendent Susan Thompson.

“So many of the individuals we serve have

shown courage this past year as we all know

the difficult challenges that the pandemic

has presented.”

On hand for the proclamation signing

were MCBDD consumers Laura Cotton and

Debbie Morris, as well as their direct service

provider, CRSI’s Judy Coy.

Following a five-year growth trend, London

City Schools experienced a 2 percent

drop in enrollment this school year over last

school year.

While enrollment at the middle school

and high school grew modestly this year, the

elementary school’s enrollment decreased

by 72 students—a significant drop.

“We can attribute that specifically to a

smaller kindergarten class and (an increase)

in the number of children who chose to be

homeschooled this year. We would suspect

both of those factors are likely due to the pan-

Celebrating courage

demic,” said Dr. Lou Kramer, superintendent.

Despite this year’s decrease, district

leaders expect enrollment to grow over the

next several years.

From the 2015-16 academic year to 2019-

20, the district’s enrollment grew by 180

students. Projections show an additional

200 students in the next five years as more

families are attracted to London due to increases

in economic development and housing

in the area.

“This year was somewhat of a blip. Once

pandemic restrictions ease even further

back to normal, the growth pattern should

be back to normal,” Kramer said.

“These ladies represent the many people

we serve who have had several aspects of

their lives uprooted due to the pandemic,”

Thompson said. “But they, like countless

others, have been fortunate to have helpful

direct care staff like Judy who have helped

guide them through these unprecedented

times.”

MCBDD Family Support Services Director

Carol Ansel shared with the commissioners

the process through which

individuals with disabilities have received

the COVID-19 vaccine. This included a registration

process facilitated by Ansel and

her staff, as well vaccines administered by

MCBDD’s Health Services Coordinator

Denise Zerkle, a registered nurse. Ansel

and Thompson acknowledged the assistance

offered by Madison County Public Health.

“The organization of the vaccine schedule

by Carol and her staff have allowed us to be

more efficient with the distribution at the

Madison County Board of DD Office,”

Thompson said. “Also, we are fortunate to

have Denise to administer the vaccine as

she was a familiar face who helped calm a

potentially-stressful situation.”

The district will use the enrollment projections

to make decisions about personnel,

programs and facilities.

Existing programs are retaining and attracting

students, so the district will continue

its available programs, Kramer said.

In August and September 2020, district

leaders met with architects to consider potential

renovations at the high school, the

building experiencing the fastest enrollment

growth. Decision were put on hold, pending

the pandemic’s impact on enrollment.

In other news, the district returned to

fully in-person instruction on March 1. In

the week of March 8, 20 students and staff

members—out of a total campus population

of 2,500—were isolated or quarantined due

to exposure to COVID-19.

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“We’re really excited to be back, and so

far our students and our families are just as

excited as we are,” Kramer said.

The district is providing an optional summer

intervention program for all students to

prepare for the 2021-22 school year.

Elementary and middle school students

can sign up for a series of three two-week

sessions centered around various themes.

The program will take place in person on

campus. The district will provide transportation,

breakfast and lunch for participating

students. So far, 160 elementary

school students and 61 middle school students

have signed up. High school students

can participate in a blended program, completing

most course work online with occasional

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March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. They were joined by several individuals

served by Madison County Board of DD: (front row) Laura Cotton, Debbie Morris,

CRSI Direct Service Provider Judy Coy; (back row) MCBDD Family Support Services Director

Carol Ansel, commissioners Mark Forrest and Chris Wallace, MCBDD Superintendent

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Spelling perfection still the goal of modified bee

This year’s Madison County Spelling Bee

looked a little different, but the aim for contestants

was the same as it has always

been—spell until you are the last one standing.

Anna Engle, an eighth-grader at

Jonathan Alder Junior High, was the last

one standing on March 2 at Tolles Career &

Technical Center in Plain City. She was one

of six contestants who made it to the secondto-last

round in the oral spelldown. When

the other five misspelled their words, Engle

had to spell the next word correctly to win.

A misspelling would mean the other five

would reenter the competition. With the correct

spelling of “exodus” (a mass departure),

Engle took the title.

Due to COVID-19, the number of students

invited to participate in the bee was

reduced to three per grade level per participating

school. To further reduce the number

of people in attendance to allow for

social distancing, entrants were limited to

two guests each.

In a change from previous years, all entrants

participated in both the written and

oral portions of the bee. Traditionally, the

written test serves as an elimination round.

“We probably had 10 more kids in the

oral round than we normally have, but half

as many kids overall,” said Karen Crites

Grigsby, bee organizer and curriculum director

at Madison-Plains Local Schools.

For the oral spelldown, students sat at

socially distanced desks on the floor of the

Tolles auditorium, rather than sitting on

chairs on the stage. They were masked

throughout except when they took the stage

individually to spell.

While the setup was different this year,

all of the participants entered with the

same hope—to exit as a top speller.

Plaques went to top-performing students

by grade level in both the written and oral

portions of the bee. Plaques also went to the

overall winner and runners-up in the oral

spelldown.

Written test winners by grade:

Fifth grade—(tie) Izzie Duffy (Norwood

Elementary, West Jefferson) and Madelyn

McCartney (Canaan Middle School);

Sixth grade—Sammy Cameron (Canaan

Middle School);

Seventh grade—(tie) Olivia Rodenmayer

(Jonathan Alder Junior High) and Andy

Wood (Madison-Plains Junior High);

Eighth grade—Anna Engle (Jonathan

Alder Junior High).

Oral round winners by grade:

Fifth grade—Izzie Duffy (Norwood Elementary,

West Jefferson);

Sixth grade—Cooper Hudson (London

Madison County Spelling Bee written test winners by grade level were: (from left) Olivia

Rodenmayer (seventh grade, tie), Anna Engle (eighth grade); Izzie Duffy (fifth grade, tie),

Sammy Cameron (sixth grade), Madelyn McCartney (fifth grade, tie) and Andy Wood

(seventh grade, tie).

Anna Engle (far left), winner of this year’s Madison County Spelling Bee, is joined by

the runners-up: Joel Mitchell, Izzie Duffy, Cole Berkey, and Cooper Hudson. Not pictured:

runner-up Sidney Madden.

TEST KITS

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schools and several other locations that

serve high-needs populations.

“We put these at-home test kits into our

schools so parents could access a free test if

their student has a symptom of COVID-19,”

Cook reported. “We know there is a need for

fast testing in our county.”

Dr. Lou Kramer, superintendent of London

City Schools, said the test kits are another

tool to keep kids safely in school as

much as possible.

“If a student has symptoms, we can offer

the parent or guardian a test kit to use at

home. If it’s negative, they can get back to

school quickly after their other symptoms

resolve,” he said.

Cook said that the test kits are a reliable

option for sick people who want to know if

they have COVID-19, especially if they are

not able to make an appointment for a test

with their healthcare provider.

Madison Health continues to offer diagnostic

testing at their hospital testing center,

and that is the most reliable testing we

have,” Cook said. “But this is another great

option for our residents.”

Middle School);

Seventh grade—(tie) Cole Berkey (London

Middle School) and Sidney Madden (Madison-Plains

Junior High);

Eighth grade—Anna Engle (Jonathan

Alder Junior High)

Overall winner and runners-up

Overall champion—Anna Engle (Jonathan

Alder Junior High)

Overall runners-up—(five-way tie) Joel

Mitchell (Jonathan Alder Junior High);

Cooper Hudson (London Middle School);

Izzie Duffy (Norwood Elementary, West Jefferson);

Sidney Madden (Madison-Plains

Junior High); Cole Berkey (London Middle

School).

Chamber update goes virtual

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions,

the Madison County Chamber of Commerce

and Community Improvement Corporation

(CIC) cannot hold their annual dinner in

person this year. Instead, a free, virtual update

will take place at noon on March 23 via

Zoom. Among topics covered will be the

number of home permits issued last year,

what companies are interested in bringing

new homes to Madison County, development,

workforce initiatives, and Chamber

programs for 2021. For meeting login information,

contact David Kell at (740) 490-

8110 or david@madisoncountyohio.org.

Positive antigen tests are reported to the

Ohio Department of Health as probable

cases. Positive cases are required to isolate

at home for at least 10 days so they do not

spread COVID-19 to other people. Since the

kits only test for COVID-19, people should

check with their healthcare provider to rule

out bacterial infections or co-infection with

other viruses.

Test kits at West Jeff library, too

There is a second source in Madison

County for at-home COVID-19 test kits.

Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library, 270 Lilly

Chapel Rd., West Jefferson, is working with

the State of Ohio and Madison County Public

Health to provide test kits.

Abbott BinaxNow rapid COVID-19 antigen

at-home test kits are available at no

cost through the library’s curbside service.

Curbside hours are: Monday-Friday, 10

a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Internet, a smart phone, and a computer/tablet

are required to take the test

and receive results. A valid email address is

required to set up an account and receive results.

For more information, call the library at

(614) 879-8448.


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Enforcing nuisance and parking violations in MS

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Mount Sterling village council is working to put more

teeth into enforcement of nuisance and parking violations.

At the March 8 council meeting, Becky Martin, chair

of council’s nuisance and abatement committee, reported

that the village solicitor has put together a form

letter to send to anyone who violates nuisance laws. Examples

of violations are properties with overgrown

grass and weeds, broken-down cars parked in the yard,

and accumulated trash. Neglected buildings also can be

cited for building code violations.

“There are several buildings in town that are in really

bad shape, that are getting to the point of dangerous,”

Martin said, adding that the village soon will send

letters to the most obvious violators.

Martin also brought up the topic of parking violations.

The village has ongoing issues with residents

leaving cars parked on streets during snow emergencies,

as well as violating posted two-hour parking limits

around town.

The two-hour parking violations are a problem especially

for downtown businesses, she said.

“We’ve had years and years and years of no enforcement

of it,” she commented.

Deputy Jack Dill said the Madison County Sheriff’s

Office can write tickets for such violations, but that the

fine is $180 and goes to the county. As an alternative,

he suggested that the village create its own parking violation

bureau. The Sheriff’s Office would still write the

tickets, but the village would set the fine amount (likely

much lower than $180), and the money would go to the

village instead of the county. Martin said village leaders

are looking into this.

In other reports, council member Andy Drake, chair

of the finance committee, said the group is holding several

special sessions to talk about everything from capital

improvements and infrastructure to public safety

and the village’s management structure. One of the next

big discussions, he said, involves the old water tower. It

is due for inspection and cleaning. The inspection could

yield a recommendation to patch or replace the tower.

Council member David Timmons, chair of the

safety/block watch committee, said the group has been

discussing the pros and cons of reestablishing the village’s

police department. Currently, the Madison

County Sheriff’s Office provides safety services to the

village.

House fire

Mayor Marci Darlington, fiscal officer Courtney

Bricker and other members of council urged the community

to pitch in to help a local family. The Stage family,

who lives on Market Street, lost everything,

including their five dogs, in a house fire on March 6.

James Burgoon, a relative, has coordinated a

fundraiser to help the family. Details can be found by

searching for “Stage Family” at gofundme.com. Additionally,

donated items can be placed in a collection box

at Dollar General, 10850 Third St., Mount Sterling. The

family is in need of food, clothing and other necessities.

Utilities window opens

The village has reopened its utilities window for inperson

bill payments at town hall. The window is open

on Wednesdays only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors must

wear masks and practice social distancing.

Residents also have the option to pay their bills online or drop

payments off in the lockbox located inside the town hall lobby.

In other news

• The village of West Jefferson provides building and zoning

services to Mount Sterling. Council approved a change to the contract.

Now, Tom Hale, the building and zoning inspector, will perform

only building and zoning work. Previously, he also was paid

for “additional duties as assigned,” including administrative work.

With the change, Mount Sterling now pays West Jefferson $10,000

per year instead of $25,000 per year.

• Martin confirmed that the village’s spring clean-up day will

take place on May 8 and start at approximately 9 a.m. The village

and Mount Sterling First Church of the Nazarene are partnering

on the project.

• Members of the parks and recreation committee sold candy

bars and donated the $900 in proceeds to the parks and recreation

department. Council voted to accept the donation.

• Jay Pettey, council president, invited community residents to

attend committee and council meetings to give input on a variety

of village issues.

“Please give your opinion in our meetings in public. I get it: Facebook

is easier to go on, but show up—be a part of the solution. I think

that’s going to help us really strive,” he said.

New transport chairs at hospital

Madison Health recently rolled out a new

style of wheelchair for patients needing assistance

while receiving care at Madison

Health. Thanks to the support of generous

donors, 35 new transport chairs were purchased.

These chairs, called Staxi, allow hospital

staff to transport patients in a smooth and

safe manner. The chair surface is more sterile

and easier to sanitize. Staxis are available

throughout the hospital, including

hospital entrances and the Park Avenue

Medical Building.

“Our community has always been charitable

and supportive of Madison Health.

Due to the pandemic, we were unable to

host Heartfelt Holidays, our annual

fundraising gala. This project provided a

way for people to continue their support of

enhancing patient care,” said Ginger Kronk,

vice president of development at Madison

Health. “Providing the latest medical equipment

for patients remains a priority for

Madison Health as we continue to grow and

provide the best care, close-to-home.”

Madison Health’s former supply of

wheelchairs has been donated to two organizations.

Some were donated to H.E.L.M.

(Health Equipment Loan Ministry), a free

local service for those in need of medical

equipment. The remaining chairs were donated

to Joni & Friends, a volunteer organization

that delivers wheelchairs to those in

Madison Health team members, Tom Good and Debbie Weisman,

demonstrate the use of the new Staxi transport chairs at the hospital.

These chairs were made possible through donations to the

Madison Health Foundation.

need in developing countries worldwide.

For details about the Madison Health Foundation, contact Ginger

Kronk at gkronk@madison-health.com or (740) 845-7056.


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BUTCHER

Kathren Louise (Caldwell) Butcher, 86, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died

on Feb. 28, 2021, at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla. She

was born on July 9, 1934, a daughter of Wyman Erie Caldwell and

Esta Frances (Beaver) Caldwell. She is survived by: her son, Jerry

Lee Smith (Arlene Brakley) of Indiana; granddaughters, Cindy,

Ruby and Jerilyn; seven great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren;

her daughter, Judy Lynn Dean (Gerald T. Kerr) of

Florida; brother, Kenneth Caldwell; nephews, Kenneth Paul Caldwell,

John Caldwell; sister, Hazel DeVault; nephew, Jim DeVault;

niece, Kay DeVault; sister, Jean Thrasher (Caldwell); nephew,

Kevin Caldwell; nieces, Bonnie Stutes (Jim Stutes), Sandy Eisnaugle

(Preston Eisnaugle III), Terri Green, Gina Caldwell; and

nephew, Billy Caldwell. Kathren retired to Clearwater, Fla., where

she was a longtime resident. She enjoyed the beaches and vacationing

on cruise ships. Due to COVID-19, no services are being held at

this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lynch Family Funeral

Home & Cremation Service, London.

SIDEBOTHAM

Gary L. Sidebotham, 85, of London, Ohio, passed away on Feb.

28, 2021, after a short battle with leukemia. He was born on Oct.

12, 1935, in Kenton, Ohio. Gary was preceded in death by his parents,

Edward and Athalyne Sidey (Sidebotham). He is survived by:

his devoted wife and best friend of 48 years, Barbara (Bell) Sidebotham;

children, Ronald (Cottie) Sidebotham, Lori Graves and

Julie Neal, all of Maine, Debbie (Joe) Clem of Sunbury, Ohio, and

Tamie Curry of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren;

sister, Patricia Goeller of Bradenton, Fla.; and many

other relatives and dear friends. Gary served four years in the U.S.

Coast Guard and retired from the Columbus Division of Fire. He

enjoyed good health in his 27 years of retirement. He loved his family

and friends, his extensive music and movies collection, and traveling.

Gary embraced his wife’s sorority, Phi Beta Psi, which raises

money for cancer research. He attended 45 Phi Beta Psi national

conventions across the U.S and was a dedicated volunteer at Madison

Health Hospital in London. Gary never knew a stranger, and

the sound of his laughter was infectious. Arrangements are being

Kevin S. Earles, 57 of North Lewisburg, Ohio

passed away on Friday, March 13, 2021 in his home

surrounded by his loving family.

Kevin was born July 13, 1963 in London, Ohio. He married

his wife, Carolyn Hixon on May 12, 2005 and celebrated 16

years. Kevin was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose

Lodge #1651, Marysville, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles,

Goshen Aerie # 3974. He retired from Honda after 34 years of service. Kevin was

an avid Harley motorcycle rider and the owner of a 1968 Corvette. He was a

Cleveland Browns fan. Kevin enjoyed traveling, especially going to Jamacia. He

loved spending time with his family and friends, but the apple of his eye was

his granddaughter, Katy.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Carolyn Earles; his parents, Harley and Deloris

(Ramey) Earles; children, Kaleigh Earles, Brandy (Christy Haubiel) Daniels, and

John (Sarah) Huxley; granddaughter, Katy Huxley; sisters-in-law, Howard

(Brenda) Pidcock, Jeff (Melissa) Lallo and Michael “Tricky” (Mary Beth) Botkins;

fur baby, Booker; special friend, Jerron Overfield as well as several nieces and

nephews.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Brian “Buddy” Earles.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Melissa Lallo, Brenda

Pidcock, Mary Beth Botkins, Pam Stokes and John Lutz.

Guests are respectfully asked to wear masks and attendance will be monitored

to ensure safety for everyone attending. In addition, the family has requested

that everyone please dress casually.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11-1 p.m. on Friday, March

19, 2021 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME,

North Lewisburg, Ohio. Funeral service will follow with Pastor Jordan Millice

officiating.

Burial will take place in April, 2021 at Fairview Cemetery, Mutual, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

handled by Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Service,

London. Graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Phi Beta

Psi, c/o Tamie Curry, chapter secretary, P.O. Box

340712, Columbus, OH 43234-0712.

SMITH

Georgia Adella Smith, 93, died on March 5, 2021, at

home where she was residing with her daughter, Sandy

Holley, in Boston, Ky. Georgia was a longtime resident

of London, Ohio. She was born on June 14, 1927, to Albert

and Clara Francis. She was an accountant for the

State of Ohio Bureau of Disability. She was an active

longtime member of First United Methodist Church of

London and current member of Boston Community

Church in Boston, Ky. Georgia was preceded in death

by: her husband, Harry C. Smith Sr.; parents, Albert

and Clara Francis; two sons, Harry Smith and Harry C.

Smith Jr.; and three brothers, Bill, Edward, and Marvin

Francis. Survivors include: four daughters, Georgia

Adele Browne, Sylvia Claire Blackburn, Sandy June

Holley, and Carrie Lynn Smith; two sisters, Clara Savage

and Edna Bergmann; 12 grandchildren; and 11

great-grandchildren. Cremation has been chosen. Private

memorial services will be held at the convenience

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

made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.act.alz.org.

The family is being served by Eberle-Fisher Funeral

Home and Crematory, London. Condolences may be

made to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

NKRUMAH

Nana Sandys Bodom Nkrumah, 60, peacefully transitioned

to his eternal reward on March 6, 2021. Sandys

was born on May 19, 1960, in Akyem-Abodom, Ghana.

Sandys was one of 11 children to parents Kwasi Bodom

and Amma Ohenewaa and is survived by his brother

and three sisters. Sandys attended school in Ghana all

the way through to his bachelor’s degree. In 1998,

Sandys came to the United States to pursue his masters

and doctoral programs at Ohio University Athens, ultimately

gaining his Ph.D. in education and curriculum.

Sandys was the father of five wonderful children: Ohenewaa

Nkrumah, Nana Kwasi Bodom Nkrumah,

Ohenebah Amoah Nkrumah, Kate Rhoda Danchi

Nkrumah, and Ruth Ama Nkrumah-Martey. Sandys

was a man of compassion who loved helping others and

carried that into his employment with Catholic Relief

Services and the Heinzerling Foundation. Sandys felt

his greatest life’s passion, however, was his passion for

prayer. He spent many hours each day interceding for

others and expressing his love for Jesus Christ. We are

confident that he has heard those longed-for words,

“Well done, thy good and faithful servant, enter into the

joy of the Lord.” A funeral service was held on March 20

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

with Minister Chris Hinzman officiating and interment

at Hampton Cemetery, West Jefferson.

MATHENY

Mary Emma Lou (Moore) Matheny, 91, passed away

on March 10, 2021. Emma Lou was born in Gallipolis

Ferry, W.Va., on Nov. 5, 1929, to William Reuben Gardner

and Ocie Mae Price. She is survived by: children,

Linda Lou Williams (Ed) of Marblehead, Ohio, Karen

Sue Nibert (Roger) of South Bloomfield, Ohio, William

L. Fletcher (Shonda) of Grove City, Ohio; grandchildren,

Michelle (Darryl) Crace of London, Ohio, Mark (Erica)

Nibert of England, Bryan (Stephanie) Nibert of Circleville,

Ohio, William (Lori) Fletcher of Commercial

Point, Ohio, and Kenneth Mounts of Texas; 18 greatgrandchildren

and nine great-great-grandchildren. She

was preceded in death by: husbands, Michael Matheny,

Norman Moore and Bertie Fletcher; daughter, Patricia

Ann Alvaredo; granddaughter, Angela Colaner; grandson,

Samuel Patterson Jr.; brothers, Lester and Charles

Ray; and sisters, Marguerite and Virginia. She owned

and operated Moore’s Bait Shop at Madison Lake for

many years. She was loved by everyone who met her

and loved doing word search puzzles. She loved having

her cookies and coffee in the evening. She was baptized

at the Lutheran church in West Jefferson. A big thankyou

to Pickaway Manor for taking excellent care of her

and also Berger Hospital. Funeral services were held

on March 16 at Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home,

West Jefferson, with Pastor Faron Tabor officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed at Valley

View Memorial Gardens, Xenia, Ohio.

RICKS

Lillian Marie (Arnett) Ricks, 86, of Circleville died on

March 10, 2021, in Logan Elm Health Care Center.

Born on April 3, 1934, in Madison County, she was a

daughter of Jessie and E. Jane (Ames) Arnett. Lillian

had been a nurse’s aide at various nursing home in the

area, and she loved to dance. Survivors include: her

sons, Harold Eugene Roark Jr. of Circleville and John

Fred (Kim) Roark of London; grandchildren, Constance

Cockrill of Virginia and Angie Landon of Marysville;

great-grandchildren, Jaedan, Jaelyn, Jason and Justin

Shaffer and Cyondah Keller; great-great granddaughter,

Everly Clewling; niece, Anita Pittinger of Hilliard;

and her dog and companion, Mollie. She was preceded

in death by: her parents; infant daughter, Karen; sister,

Virginia Dillion; grandsons, Justin Roark and Jason

Dean; and step-father, Bill Moore. The family invited

friends to call at Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory,

London, on March 12. Memorials in Lillian’s

name may be made to Ohio Health Hospice at

www.foundation.ohiohealth.com. Condolences may be

sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

CORSON

John A. Corson, 90, of London died on March 11,

2021, in his residence. Born on May 4, 1930, in London,

he was a son of Alva “Doc” and Iva (Herdman) Corson.

John A. had worked and retired from BCI in 1985 and

was also a licensed insurance agent for 19 years. A U.S.

Navy veteran, he belonged to Madison Memorial Post

105, American Legion, and was a longtime member of

the Lincoln Continental Club. Survivors include: his

wife, Catherine “Katie” Corson; sons, Duane O. (Mary

Jane) Corson and Bryan A. Corson; grandchildren, Angela

Corson, Mallory (Brian) Popovich, Daniel Corson,

Nathan Corson and Sloan Corson; great-grandchildren,

Briana Popovich and Maxwell Popovich; niece, Sharon

(Archie) Armentrout. He was preceded in death by his

parents and brother, Ted Corson. A celebration of John’s

life will be held at a date to be determined. Public visitation

and funeral services were not observed due to

COVID-19. Memorials in John’s name may be made to

the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. The

family is being served by Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home

and Crematory, London. Condolences may be sent to

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.


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PETERSON

David Peterson, 83, formerly of London died on March 11, 2021,

in Arbors West. Born on Aug. 24, 1937, in Madison County, he was

a son of Leroy and Glenna (Gossett) Peterson. David was a carpenter

by trade, had worked at Tanner & Robison Lumber and retired

as a custodian at Fairhaven School. He was a member of the former

Progressive Nine and Madison Memorial Post 105, American Legion.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Neva (Trent)

Peterson; daughter, Karen Redmond; brothers, Leroy “Pete,” Eldon,

Robert, Emerson and Donald Peterson; and sisters, Kathryn Davis

and Imogene Simmons. Survivors include: his children, Eric (Zina)

Evans, Jamelin Wilson, Marcella Hoosier, Gerald (Regina) Hoosier,

Denise (Dwayne) Clark, Cheryl Cooper, Jerome Hoosier and Valerie

(Richard) Mabra; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren;

brothers, Richard (Janet) Peterson, Matthew Peterson and Charles

Peterson; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Peggy Peterson.

Funeral services were held on March 15 at Eberle-Fisher Funeral

Home and Crematory, London, with Rev. Richard Peterson officiating.

Interment followed in Deercreek Township Cemetery. The

family suggests memorials in David’s name be sent to Bella Hospice

at www.bellacarehospice.net. Condolences for the family may be

sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

CUNNINGHAM

James E. Cunningham Sr., 70, of London died on March 14,

2021. Born on Nov. 4, 1950, he was the son of Sherman and Clara

(Edley) Cunningham. He had a love for classic, old-school cars and

horses, and enjoyed detailing his vehicles in all his free time. In addition

to his mother, he is survived by: children, James (Jessica)

Cunningham Jr., Chad (Stefanie) Cunningham, Jamie Peterson,

Jephtha VanDunk, Erica Mock, Calvin Cunningham, Johnathen

Heatherly, and Zachariah Cunningham; grandchildren, Isaiah, Julian,

Gabriel, Karly, Jalen, Jayda, Kailee, Kyra, Korren, Devin,

Rayen, Malik and Malcolm; great-grandchildren, Javen, Roen, and

Kingston; sisters, Donna (Ed) Wade, Charlene Jones, Betty Mc-

Cauley, and Phyllis Cosby; and close friends, Johnny, Tony, Larry

and Joe. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his

son, Gabriel Cunningham, and brothers-in-law, J.D. McCauley and

Gilbert Jones. A celebration of life will be scheduled in the future.

The family is being served by Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory,

London. Condolences for the family may be sent to

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

ROBERTS

Lena M. Roberts, 94, of West Jefferson,

Ohio, passed on March 14, 2021, at Sterling

Place Care Center in Mount Sterling, Ohio.

Born to the late F.B. and Lyda Debord, she

was the last of 14 children. Lena was a longtime

member of London First Church of

God. She was preceded in death by: her

beloved husband, Carman Roberts; daughter

and son-in-law, Joyce and T.G. Davidson;

parents, F.B. and Lyda Debord; her six

brothers and seven sisters; and her son-inlaw,

Early R. Jenkins Jr. Lena is survived

by: her daughter and son-in-law, Clara and

John Cain; grandchildren, Woody and Jack Jenkins, Katina Davidson,

Lori Powers and Tonya McDade; 14 great-grandchildren; 12

great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Raymond Borders; sister-in-law,

Janice Debord; many nieces, nephews and cousins, including

special niece and her husband, Darlene and Jim Huffman;

special friend, Barbara (John) Adkins, and many others friends. The

family extends a special thank-you to Loving Care Hospice and

Mount Sterling Place Care Center for their wonderful care and compassion.

A funeral service was held on March 18 at Rader-McDonald-Tidd

Funeral Home, West Jefferson, with Pastor Thomas

Gardner officiating. Burial followed at Hampton Cemetery, West

Jefferson. To share a favorite memory or send condolences to the

family, visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com.

THACKER

Shirley L. Thacker, 85, of Mount Sterling,

Ohio, a former long-time resident of

Harrisburg, Ohio, passed away on March

14, 2021, at Monterey Care Center in Grove

City, Ohio.

Born in Madison County, Ohio, to the

late Lesley and Marjorie Wilson, Shirley

worked at Sears for many years. She also

worked with individuals with disabilities, a

job she thoroughly enjoyed. Shirley attended

Mount Sterling Freewill Baptist

Church. She went to many gospel sings and

loved country music, especially George Jones. Shirley enjoyed camping

and cruising but loved the time she spent with her family.

Shirley was preceded in death by: her parents, Lesley and Marjorie

Wilson (Beekman); her stepfather, Everett Beekman; her husband,

James Thacker; sons, Jeffrey Thacker, Mitchell Thacker and

Brian Thacker; granddaughter, Amy Thacker; sisters, Virginia

“Jenny” Baker (Ernie) and Jewell Liff (George); brother, Bill Wilson;

and special friend, Loyd Stires. She is survived by: her sons, Duane

(Phyllis) Thacker of Mount Sterling and Gregory (Kathleen)

Thacker of Grove City; daughter-in-law, Tina Thacker of Orient;

sister-in-law, Virginia Wilson of Florida; 10 grandchildren, 26 greatgrandchildren,

one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and

nephews. A funeral service was held on March 16 at Porter-Tidd

Funeral Home, Mount Sterling. Burial followed at Pleasant Cemetery,

Mount Sterling.

HOLCOMB

Phyllis (Gardner) Holcomb, formerly of Fellows Avenue in West

Jefferson, Ohio, quietly moved permanently to heaven on March 15,

2021. She lived a wonderful life that lasted 99-and-a-half years.

Phyllis Geneve was born in Warren, Pa., to James and Harriet

(Northrup) Gardner on Aug. 24, 1921. She lost her father at age 6,

and her mother raised her and her two sisters

alone. She grew up in Ridgway, graduated

high school, and went on to attend

business school. Phyllis met the love of her

life, Clyde Holcomb, and married him in

1949, starting a loving partnership that

lasted 55 years until Clyde’s death in 2004.

In addition to her parents and husband, she

was preceded in death by her two sisters,

Beverly Dendorfer and Ceora Bester.

Over the years, Phyllis survived raising

three extremely rambunctious children,

cancer, the loss of her love, and a broken

hip, living on her own until recently when

she moved in with her daughter at Buckeye

Lake. She loved reading, traveling, and

camping with Clyde, family, and friends,

doing word search puzzles, watching Alex

Trebek, and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes.

She many times lamented the fact

that she outlived so many of her friends,

and enjoyed it when we reminded her that

she “was older than sliced bread” (Google

it).

She is survived by: sons, Steven Holcomb

(Cynthia) and Ronald Holcomb (Robin);

daughter, Deborah Douglas (Mike); grand-

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Spreading the message that kindness matters

It all started about six years ago. As I was looking through a

magazine, this phrase caught my eye: “ Be kinder than necessary,

for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”

Later, I had Wilson Printing & Graphics in London print those

words and a smiley face on some cards. My wife, Carol, and I are

now on our third box of 250 in a box. We have passed these out in

person, in cards, letters and bills, and at motels, restaurants, grocery

stores and our church.

I recall a few incidences that happened. I gave a lady one of my

kindness cards in the store one day, and as I was going to my car, she

shouted to me from two car rows over that the card “made her day”!

Another time, we were staying at a motel and were looking for

someone to give a card to. Walking down the hallway, I saw the door

to the laundry room half open. I walked in and asked the lady if she

had ever been given a thank-you or a tip for her work. “No,” she

said, “I never have.” So, I gave her a kindness card and a tip. She

was lost for words. We also gave one to the hotel manager since he

deals with a lot of unhappy and tired people looking for rooms. He

said, “You are the one that gave the card and tip to my laundry lady.

She was so excited that someone cared.”

Looking through a gift shop one day, I saw a framed quilt piece

that had two words on it: KINDNESS MATTERS. I had to buy it!

It hangs on our wall. Since then, I have had a ball cap and a shirt

printed up with a smiley face and those two words on them.

We experienced kindness a few weeks ago. Our pastor and his

son removed the snow from our driveway and sidewalks. Madison

County Public Health has done a great job with COVID-19 vaccine

shots. The volunteers were a great help, making sure our paperwork

was ok and that we were in the right line for the shot. One

day, the snow was deep and the temperature was only 8 degrees,

and they were still there to help. Great job!

Jesus is our example: His time here on earth was being kind

(eph.4:32). Showing compassion, helping others and being generous—we

should do no less.

The season is getting ready to change, and it will be a great time

for the young people to help people of all ages with their yardwork.

We all have a desire to be needed. Many people need a kind word

or deed to give them encouragement and hope. Call them or send

them a card, e-mail or text.

You will find out that helping others will make your problems so

much smaller. We all know someone who needs help. My hope is

that everyone reading this story will help someone soon.

It will make a difference in your life!

Don Carter

London

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FARM PAGES

Watch out for farm equipment on roadway

By Wayne Dellinger

Union County Extension Educator

Spring planting season will soon be under way across the

state of Ohio. After challenging planting seasons in recent

years, farmers will be taking advantage of every window of opportunity

to get seeds in the ground.

The combination of spring planting equipment on the road

and increased motor vehicle traffic with more people transitioning

from telecommuting back to work from COVID-19 means

an increased risk of incidents on local roadways.

In the period from 2009 to 2018, more than half of the farm

fatalities in Ohio were related to tractor use, according to the

OSU Extension Ag Safety & Health, Farm Fatality and Injury

Database for Ohio. Of these tractor-related fatalities, about 14

percent were the result of roadway collisions.

In 2020 alone, the total number of incidents between farm

units (farm equipment and farm trucks) and motor vehicles in

Ohio was 380, according to the Ohio Department of Public

Safety, Ohio Traffic Crash Facts. Of these 380 incidents, three

resulted in fatalities and 99 resulted in injuries. This total was

down significantly from 2019 when there were 462 crashes. The

decrease can be attributed to the pandemic, as fewer motor vehicles

were on the road in 2020 due to temporary businesses

shutdowns and more people working from home.

Distracted driving is an ongoing concern on local roadways.

It is important to remember closure time when coming up behind

slow-moving vehicles. In less than seven seconds, a motor

vehicle traveling 55 mph will close 400 feet behind a tractor

traveling 15 mph.

Being aware and anticipating farm equipment actions on the

roadway will help decrease the risk of collisions. When ap-

proaching from the rear, watch for

signals from the operator, whether

it be a yellow turn signal or hand

signal. With larger equipment, often

it is difficult for the operator to see

traffic coming from behind. Watch

for upcoming field drives where the

operator may turn before attempting

to pass. If you are preparing to

meet a piece of equipment, watch for

guardrails, mailboxes and road signs

that may prevent the operator from

getting over far enough to meet

safely.

Farm equipment operators can ity and keep the operator in communication of upcoming hazards or

do their part by ensuring their situations while moving from farm to farm. Finally, when possible, attempt

to move equipment at off-peak motor vehicle travel times.

safety lighting and marking equipment

are clean and functional. For the past year, taking drives in the country has been one of the

Using escort vehicles in both the few enjoyable and acceptable activities we’ve been able to do. We need

front and rear may increase visibil-

to enjoy the view, watch out for farm equipment, and stay safe.

Farm Bureau offers scholarships

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The Madison County Farm Bureau

is offering scholarship awards

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members’ children. Preference is

given to applicants majoring in agriculture.

The scholarship is for the

purpose of continuing higher education

at a two- or four-year college,

university or technical school.

Applications will be accepted

from students meeting the following

qualifications:

• must be a high school senior or

graduate (freshman status in college)

of a Madison County high

school;

• must be enrolled as a full-time

student in a four-year college/university

program, or in a two-year technical program for the fall quarter/semester

of 2021; and

• parents/guardian or applicant must be a Madison County Farm

Bureau member.

Scholarship awards must be used towards the student’s tuition

and fees and will be processed through the scholarship office of the

chosen school. The dollar amount will be at the scholarship committee’s

discretion, not to exceed the budgeted amount.

Criteria considered in awarding scholarships include a student’s

academics, community activities, grade transcripts, and three letter

of references

Completed applications are due to the scholarship committee by

March 31, 2021. They can be mailed to: Madison County Farm Bureau,

P.O. Box 368, Hilliard, OH 43026. Or e-mailed as a PDF to:

madison@ofbf.org.

The Farm Bureau office will notify all applicants of the winners.

Visit https://ofbf.org/2021/01/04/2021-madison-county-farm-bureau-scholarship/

for an application.

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USDA extends CSP deadline to end of March

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

announced on March 12 that it is accepting Conservation

Stewardship Program (CSP) renewal

applications through March 31 for more than

11,000 contracts set to end this year. CSP is

USDA’s largest working lands conservation program

with more than 90 million acres enrolled.

“In fiscal year 2020, NRCS helped enhance 9.3

million acres of land enrolled in CSP,” said Terry

Cosby, acting chief for USDA’s Natural Resources

Conservation Service (NRCS). “CSP continues to

prove its worth by helping farmers and ranchers

advance their business operations through conservation

enhancements on their land that sustain

the natural resources that improve productivity

and their bottom lines.”

Participants with existing CSP contracts that

close on Dec. 31, 2021, can benefit from recent program

changes by renewing their contracts for an

additional five years if they agree to adopt additional

conservation practices on their land. Applications

to renew expiring contracts are due by

March 31.

About the Program

CSP is for working lands, including cropland,

pastureland, rangeland, non-industrial forestland

and tribal lands. The program helps producers

build on existing conservation efforts while

strengthening their operations. CSP provides

many benefits, including increased crop yields, decreased

inputs, wildlife habitat improvements and

resiliency to weather extremes. It also encourages

the adoption of new technologies and innovative

management techniques.

Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest

landowners earn payments for actively managing, maintaining

and expanding conservation activities like cover

crops, buffer strips, pollinator and beneficial insect habitat,

and soil health activities while maintaining active agricultural

production on their land.

Changes in the 2018 Farm Bill authorize NRCS to accept

new CSP enrollments through 2023 and make additional

improvements to the program, including higher payment

rates for specific conservation activities on working lands.

More Information

Producers interested in contract renewals or applying

for CSP for the first time should visit the CSP webpage or

contact their local USDA service center.

While USDA offices are currently closed to visitors because

of the pandemic, Service Center staff continue to

work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and

other digital tools. To conduct business, contact your local

USDA Service Center. Additionally, more information related

to USDA’s response and relief for producers can be

found at farmers.gov/coronavirus. Madison County’s USDA

Service Center can be reached at (740) 852-4003.

Madison-Plains’ 2020-21 FFA officer team

This year’s Madison-Plains

High School FFA officer team

includes: (front row, from left)

Luke Furbee, student advisor;

Allison Dudgeon, historian;

Alyson Petee, president;

Morgan Rowe, vice president;

Chrysten Kell, reporter;

(back row) Caden Alkire, secretary;

Crystal Weimer, sentinel;

Kinsey Null, assistant

secretary; Brooke Edwards,

assistant reporter; Laura

Sampson, assistant treasurer;

and Lucas Stephenson,

treasurer.

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FAIR

Continued from page 1

schedule after a year hiatus. The week

will kick off with the rodeo on the first Saturday.

The dirt drag races, always a “crowd

favorite,” Monnin said, are set for Sunday.

Motocross will take place on Thursday,

truck pulls on Friday, and the demolition

derby on the second Saturday. The fair

board is looking into securing entertainment

for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

nights, as well.

Camping will be permitted with the

same safety regulations the state issued

last May, and more concessionaires are expected.

New health order regarding fairs

The Ohio Department of Health has issued

a state order outlining new rules for

COVID-19 safety at fairs and animal exhibitions.

Highlights are as follows:

• Everyone on the fairgrounds must

wear a mask except when actively eating or

drinking.

• Six-foot social distancing must be

maintained when possible, including when

anyone is standing in line. Where possible,

six-foot distancing should be marked with

MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK

CELEBRATES

AGRICULTURE!

March 14 th marks National Ag Day. A time when

producers, agricultural associations, corporations, agencies,

and countless others across America gather to recognize

and celebrate the abundance provided by Agriculture.

signage, tape or other means.

• Organizers are to discourage large

gatherings of people on the midway, in

buildings or on other parts of the grounds.

Where possible, organizers should arrange

for one-way traffic.

• The maximum number of spectators

permitted at an outdoor grandstand event

must be 30 percent of the grandstand’s capacity.

The maximum number of spectators

at an indoor event must be 25 percent of the

building’s capacity.

• Buildings accessible to the public must

be open as much as possible to allow good

ventilation.

• Sanitation stations must be provided

throughout the grounds, especially near

food concessions and in barns.

• During exhibitions, competitions and

auctions, family members will have priority

seating in the viewing area. Each family

should group together in the viewing area,

with six feet between families.

• In areas designated for food and drink

consumption, tables must be six feet apart

and seat no more than 10 people.

• The fair board must designate an onsite

compliance officer for all hours of operation

to ensure compliance with the state

health order. This person will serve as the

contact for the local health department and

law enforcement agencies.

The order states that if the pandemic situation

continues to improve, more restrictions

will be lifted. If it deteriorates,

additional, targeted restrictions will be

made.

Excelling at meats evaluation

Madison-Plains FFA member Molly Barber

placed seventh individually in the

state for Meats Evaluation and Technology

and helped her team earn a secondplace

banner.

Madison-Plains FFA member Mackenzie

Dixon placed second individually in the

state for Meats Evaluation and Technology

and helped her team earn a secondplace

banner.

Come see our lending team

for your borrowing needs.

Left to right:

Cassie Williams, Steve Adams,

Ashley Stokes

Merchants National Bank supports Agriculture, not only

on Ag Day, but as we have done for the past 140 years and

will continue to do in the future! We admire and have a

sincere appreciation for our agricultural community!

We thank you,

Merchants National Bank

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Many Easter activities are now drive-throughs

Communities around Madison County are

holding a variety of Easter activities over the

next couple of weekends. Most of the events

have shifted from traditional egg hunts to

drive-throughs featuring goodie bags.

• London Kiwanis Club drive-through

and food drive

The Kiwanis Club of London is holding

its annual egg hunt as a drive-through

event this year. Club members will pass out

free bags of Reese’s peanut butter eggs from

10 to 11 a.m. March 27 in the London High

School parking lot. Each child in the car will

receive one bag of goodies. This is a first

come, first served setup. The Easter Bunny

might make an appearance.

The event also includes a food drive. Club

NOTICE OF PROPOSED MAJOR UTILITY FACILITY

Fox Squirrel Solar, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary EDF Renewables Development,

Inc., is proposing to build the Fox Squirrel Solar Project, a solar-powered generation

facility located in Oak Run, Pleasant, and Range Townships, Madison County, Ohio.

The facility will have a maximum total project generating capacity of up to 577

megawatts. The purpose of the facility is to generate electricity to the PJM marketplace.

Fox Squirrel filed its application with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) for a certificate

to construct, operate, and maintain the proposed facility in OPSB Case No.

20-931-EL-BGN. A copy of the application is available on the OPSB website at

http://dis.puc.state.oh.us/CaseRecord.aspx?Caseno=20-0931&link=DIVA and Fox

Squirrel’s website at https://geenexsolar.com/projects/fox-squirrel-solar/.

On January 22, 2021, the OPSB established the procedural schedule in this case. The

first notice of the procedural schedule was published in the Madison Messenger, a newspaper

of general circulation Madison County, Ohio on February 7, 2021.

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

the continued state of emergency, and given the passage of Am. Sub. H.B. 197, the

local public and adjudicatory hearings will both be held using remote access technology

that facilitate participation by telephone and/or live video on the internet. Therefore,

the public hearing in Fox Squirrel’s OPSB case shall consist of two parts and will use

remote access technology that facilitates participation by be telephone and/or live video

on the internet:

(1) A local public hearing, pursuant to R.C. 4906.08(C), will be held on March 30,

2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

(a) Persons that wish to provide testimony regarding the project or that plan to

join the remote access event must:

• Register with the Consumer Call Center for the Public Utilities Commission

of Ohio (PUCO) before 12:00 p.m. on March 29, 2021, at

https://opsb.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/opsb/events/fox-squirrel-public-hearing

or by calling 1-800-686-7826. Testimony will be limited to five minutes in

duration.

• Individuals who have registered to testify will be asked to speak beginning

shortly after 6:00 p.m. All those registered to testify should be prepared to speak

at that time. For those testifying by telephone, the OPSB staff will contact them

by telephone when it is time for their testimony and connect them to the public

hearing.

members will collect canned and non-perishable

food items to donate to HELP

House. Donations are not required to participate

in the egg drive-through.

• West Jefferson drive-through

West Jefferson’s parks and recreation department

is hosting an Easter event on

March 27 (rain date April 3) at Converse

Park/Jack “Rock” McDowell Athletic Complex

located at the end of Converse Avenue.

It will be set up as a drive-through with

stations at which participants will get out of

their cars to pick up bags of goodies. The

Easter bunny will be on hand to say “hi.”

Two drive-through times are planned.

The first is at 9:30 a.m. and is reserved for

children with special needs and their families.

Registration is required for this time

slot. A registration link can be found on

Facebook at “Village of West Jefferson

Parks and Recreation Department.”

The second drive-through time is at noon

and is open to the community. Registration

is not necessary for this time slot.

For information on how to register for

the special needs drive-through or for details

about any other part of the event, contact

Shelton Stanley at (614) 307-6543.

• Plain City egg hunt

The village of Plain City and Vineyard

Church of Plain City will host an egg hunt

at noon on March 27 at Pastime Park. The

rain date is April 3. Participants are asked

to wear masks.

• Mount Sterling drive-through

The Mount Sterling Community Center

will not host its traditional Easter egg hunt

this year. Instead, the center is holding a socially

distanced, drive-through event.

From 10 a.m. to noon on April 3, the center

will hand out bags of eggs filled with

goodies and other treats for children up to

11 years old. The bags will be handed out at

the cars. The event will take place rain or

shine. The Easter Bunny might make an appearance.

Pre-registration is required. Send email

to msccinc@embarqmail.com. Social distancing,

masking and frequent sanitizing

will be in effect. The center is located at 164

E. Main St. For details, call (740) 869-2453.

• If access or other issues are experienced during the local public hearing, individuals

should immediately use the chat function within WebEx or contact the

OPSB’s legal department at 1-614-466-6843 for assistance.

(b) Interested individuals who wish to attend the public hearing remotely and not

offer testimony can do so by calling +1-408-418-9388 and entering access

code 173 947 9770. The local public hearing will also be live streamed for

viewing at https://www.youtube.com/user/PUCOhio.

Additional information is available by viewing the OPSB’s web site at

https://opsb.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/opsb/events/fox-squirrel-public-hearing or by

calling the PUCO’s Consumer Call Center at 1-800-686-7826.

(2) An adjudicatory hearing to commence on April 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

Public comments can be provided in writing on the OPSB’s website at

https://opsb.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/opsb/help-center/contact-us, by electronic mail

to contactOPSB@puco.ohio.gov, or by mail to the OPSB 180 E. Broad St., Columbus,

OH 43215. Written comments should reference Case No. 20-931-EL-BGN.

The following map shows the proposed layout of the Fox Squirrel facility. An online

version of the map and a link to additional detailed maps can be found here:

https://geenexsolar.com/projects/fox-squirrel-solar/.

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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.

March 22-27—10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, walking

in the gym

March 23—10-11 a.m., Take Off Pounds

Sensibly

3-6 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. Bring proof of residence to the

first visit and a picture ID to every visit.

Call (740) 869-2453 for details.

8-9 p.m.—Alcoholics Anonymous

March 24—10 a.m.-3 p.m., sewing for

adults

5-6 p.m., all-level yoga class, cost is $5

per session, class size is limited to 10 participants

with social distancing, masks and

sanitizing as directed by the Centers for

Disease Control

March 25—10 a.m.-12 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. Bring proof of

residence to the first visit and a picture ID

to every visit.

March 27—10 a.m.-3 p.m., sewing for

adults.

Mount Sterling Library

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

• Book Club. This club will discuss

“Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring

Story of the Woman who Saved the Appalachian

Trail” via Zoom at 7 p.m. March

25. First-time participants should send an

email to the facilitator at

reece.melissa.b@gmail.com or send a private

message to the library Facebook or Instagram

pages at MtSterlingPublicLibrary.

In April, the club will resume in-person

meetings. The group will discuss “All Creatures

Big and Small: The Warm and Joyful

Memoirs of the World’s Most Beloved Animal

Doctor” by James Herriot. The meeting

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event room at the Mount Sterling Community

Center, 164 E. Main St. Facemasks are

required. Anyone joining the club for the

first time is asked to RSVP by calling or texting

the facilitator at (614) 315-7939.

If there are people interested in continuing

to meet via Zoom, a Zoom Book Club

meeting will take place at 7 p.m. May 4 featuring

the James Herriot book.

• Take & Make Crafts. The Friends of the

Library have created take-and-make kits

that allow participants to decorate a teapot

or assemble and decorate your own teacup.

The teapot craft is designed for all ages, preschool

and up. The teacup craft is for schoolage

youth and involves use of a glue gun, so

younger youth may need assistance from an

adult.

• Virtual Victorian Tea Party. The

Friends of the Library will hold a Virtual

Victorian Springtime Tea at 2 p.m. April 10

via Zoom. The virtual event replaces the

Friends’ annual in-person event. Wear your

best version of a Victorian-style hat or top,

and have your teacup ready. The event will

include a guest spotlight on the proprietor

of Uptown On Main, a teahouse in Westerville,

a history of teatimes and tea etiquette,

the proper way to set a table service for tea,

show-and-tell of anything tea-related, an

auction of tea-themed items, and recognition

of contest winners in a variety of categories.

• Friends of the Library. The group will

resume in-person meetings with their next

meeting, set for April 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the

Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E.

Main St.

• Scholarships. The Friends of the Library

are offering the Marjorie Hanson Memorial

Scholarship for eligible students.

Pick up an application to see if you or someone

you know qualifies. Sponsored by the

Hanson family, the scholarship is for students

graduating in the 2020-21 academic

year who attend Madison-Plains High

School or live in the school district and are

home schooled in an accredited online program.

Applications are available at the library

and high school, as well as by request

(reece.melissa.b@gmail.com), and are due by

May 1. The winner will be announced at the

virtual Madison-Plains scholarship banquet.

Plain City Library

For up-to-date information about library

services, visit plaincitylib.org/covid-19 or

call (614) 873-4912. The library is located at

305 W. Main St.

• Virtual Cartooning Class. At 2 p.m.

March 30, award-winning cartoonist and

humorous illustrator Rick Stromoski will

teach participants how to create their own

cartoon characters and draw facial expressions

and animals. This virtual workshop is

appropriate for children in grades 3-7 and

will be held on Zoom. Registration is required.

The first 30 children to register will

receive art supplies ,compliments of the library.

Register at plaincitylib.org; click on

the Events link.

• Kids’ Food Pickup. On Mondays from

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., pick up five shelf-stable

meals per child each week at the library.

The child does not need to be present.

Other Kids’ Food Pickup locations in the

Plain City area include:

- Mondays, 3:15-4:30 p.m. at Trinity

Chapel CCCU, 77 W Center St., Milford

Center;

- Tuesdays, 2:30-4:00pm at Canaan Community

Mobile Home Park, 5130 Plain City

Georgesville Rd., Plain City;

- Tuesdays, 3:30-4:00 p.m. at Green

Meadows Mobile Home Park, 1 Thorn Locust

Ln., London;

- Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. at Journey Community

Church, 11100 Lafayette-Plain City

Rd., Plain City.

Project partners are Children’s Hunger

Alliance, D.N.A. Community Center, Journey

Community Church and Maranatha

Community Fellowship.

• Online Storytime. Mondays at 10:30

a.m. Visit the library’s Facebook, Youtube

and Twitter channels for online storytimes

complete with songs, rhymes and books for

all ages.

• Bedtime Storytime. Tuesdays at 6:30

p.m. Visit Facebook, Youtube and Twitter

for live storytimes, including stories,

rhymes and songs.

HBMLibrary

Hurt-Battelle Memorial Library, 270

Lilly Chapel Rd., West Jefferson, offers the

following activities and services. For details,

call (614) 879-8448 or visit hbmlibrary.org.

• In-Library Browsing and Curbside

Service Hours. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5

p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call the library

to schedule an appointment to browse

or use a computer.

• HBMLibrary Feeding Program. The library

is working with Children’s Hunger Alliance

to help feed children during the

school year. Snacks/meals are available for

children ages 2-18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

weekdays. There are no income requirements.

Call the library information desk for

details.

• Board Game Collection. The library

now has board games available for checkout.

• Friends of the Library. The group will

meet at 6 p.m. April 29. For details, call the

library.

Chamber of Commerce

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce

and Community Improvement Corporation

(CIC) are holding the following

meetings, programs, and events.

Community Update: March 23. Due to

current COVID-19 restrictions, the Chamber

and CIC cannot hold their annual dinner

in person this year. Instead, a free,

virtual update will take place at noon on

March 23 via Zoom. Among topics covered

will be the number of home permits issued

last year, what companies are interested in

bringing new homes to Madison County, development,

workforce initiatives, and

Chamber programs for 2021.

For meeting login information, contact

David Kell at (740) 490-8110 or

david@madisoncountyohio.org.

Solar 101: April 20. Learn about the solar

industry and the economic impact it has in

a community during a “Solar 101” program

set for April 20. The program is free and

will take place over Zoom. For login information,

contact David Kell at david@madisoncountyohio.org

or (740) 490-8110.

Annual Chamber Golf Outing: May 20.

The golf outing will be held May 20 at the

London Country Club. For more information,

contact Suzanne Williams at

suzanne@madisoncountyohio.org or (740)

852-2250.

Pup Cups at Dairy Queen

The Dairy Queen Grill & Chill in London

is celebrating its one-year anniversary, and

they have included the Humane Society of

Madison County in the celebration. So, for

the entire month of March, the London DQ

is donating a portion of proceeds from

Madison County Senior Center

The Madison County Senior Center, 280

W. High St., London, welcomes anyone, no

matter their age, to pick up lunch between

11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. weekdays. Orders

must be placed by 10 a.m. by calling (740)

852-3001. The cost is $5; cash only.

St. Patrick Fundraiser

St. Patrick School’s annual fundraiser is

going virtual this year. The “Under This

Roof” dinner-auction is set for April 17. The

goal is to raise $20,000 for a new roof for the

school located at 226 Elm St., London. Donations

of money and auction items are welcomed.

For details, call (740) 852-0161.

Deercreek Township Trustees

The Deercreek Township trustees will

meet on the following dates in 2021. Meetings

take place at 7 p.m. at the township

hall, 75 Middle St., London: April 5 and

April 19, May 3 and May 17, June 7 and

June 21, July 5 and July 19, Aug. 2 and

Aug. 16, Sept. 6 and Sept. 20, Oct. 4 and

Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and Nov. 15, Dec. 6 and Dec.

20.

Shred-It Day

The village of West Jefferson will hold a

shred-it day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May

8 at village hall. Documents can be dropped

off for shredding; binder clips must removed

but staples can remain. For more information,

call the Water Department at (614)

879-8655, option 1.


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CLASSIFIED ADS

Deadline: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

To place an ad, call 740-852-0809 or stop by the London office at 78 S. Main Street

xLegal Notices

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

OHIO REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26

THE STATE OF OHIO,

MADISON COUNTY

Roth Construction Columbus, LLC, Plaintiff

vs.

Brittany P. Muncy et. al., Defendant

Case No. CVE20190137

Parcel No. 31-02481.000, 31-02482.000, 31-02483.000, 31-0284.000

Address: 239 North Main St., London, OH 43140

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

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

$160,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount on Friday, 2nd day of

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

Friday, 16th day of April, 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 291, page 2247 of the Madison

County Ohio Records.

Last known owner: Brittany P. Muncy et. al

Said premises located at: 239 North Main St., London, OH 43140

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

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

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

Terms of Sale: $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

Isaac, Wiles & Burkholder LLC, Attorney

2 Miranova Pl., Ste. 700, Columbus, OH 43215

MM MARCH 7, 14, 21, 2021

The Jefferson Local School District is announcing

a request for proposal for a contract for the

operation of the district’s food service program

beginning for the 2021-2022 school year. A copy of

the request for proposal can be obtained by visiting

the district website or contacting district treasurer

Mr. Mark Ingles at mingles@westjeff.org

An optional meeting with interested proposers to

review specifications and to walk through facilities

will be held by appointment only.

Please submit any questions regarding the RFP to

the district treasurer by noon on Tuesday March

30, 2021. Any questions received will be answered

and posted on the district website.

All proposals must be received via email or by

regular U.S. mail by 4 pm on

Monday April 19, 2021

℅ Mr. Mark Ingles

906 West Main Street , West Jefferson, OH 43162

The projected award date for the contract is June

14th, 2021.

MM MARCH 21, 2021

MM2021208

MM2021186

Sale of Real Estate

Madison County

Foreclosure Auction

Case# CVE20200161

MidFirst Bank

vs

Ford, James R., et al.

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

Property Address:

7175 Cleveland Street, South Solon, Madison, Ohio 43153

Legal Description:

Full Legal Listed on Public Website; Parcel Number:

28-00076.000, 28-00077.000

Bidding will be available only on www.Auction.com opening

on 04/06/2021 at 10:00 a.m. for a minimum of 7 days.

Property may be sold on a provisional sale date should the

third party purchaser fail to provide their deposit within the

allotted time.

Provisional Sale Date:

04/20/2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Sales subject to cancellation. The deposit required is $5000.00

to be paid by wire transfer within 2 hours of the sale ending.

No cash is permitted.

Purchaser shall be responsible for those costs, allowances,

and taxes that the proceeds of the sale are insufficient to

cover.

To view all sale details and terms for this property visit

www.Auction.com and enter the Search Code: CVE20200161

into the search bar.

MM MARCH 14, 21, 28, 2021

MM2021194

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

PROBATE DIVISION, JUVENILE COURT

Case No. 21920123

Summons By Publication

In the Matter of

Ra P (M)

Delinquent/Dependent Child

To: Jennifer Parfitt, lka 1274 Kent St., Columbus, OH 43205

James Parfitt, lka 1067 Hardesty Pl Apt E, Columbus, OH 43204

Vickie Kisor, lka 148 Maplewood Ln, London, OH 43140

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

Ohio/Madison County Children Services, alleging dependency of

Ra P (M) (DOB 05/31/2006), 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 April

14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., and at the call of the Court thereafter.

You are indicated as being the parents or custodian 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 MARCH 21, 2021

MM2021207

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

OHIO REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26

THE STATE OF OHIO,

MADISON COUNTY

Choctaw Lake Property Owners Association

vs.

Gilbert C. Warner, Jr. et. al., Defendant

Case No. CVE20180155

Parcel No. 24-01478.000

Address: 2055 Cherokee Dr., London, OH 43140

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

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

$225,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount on Friday, 2nd day of

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

Friday, 16th day of April, 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 192, page 59 of the Madison

County Ohio Records.

Last known owner: Gilbert C. Warner, Jr., et. al

Said premises located at: 2055 Cherokee Dr., London, OH 43140

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

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

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

Terms of Sale: $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

Kaman & Cusimano LLC, Attorney

8101 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43235

MM MARCH 7, 14, 21, 2021

MM2021184

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

OHIO REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26

THE STATE OF OHIO,

MADISON COUNTY

Huntington National Bank, Plaintiff

vs.

Mary Jane Cronenwett et. al., Defendant

Case No. CVE20180149

Parcel No. 24-00366.000

Address: 2648 W. Choctaw Dr., London, OH 43140

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

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

$235,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount on Friday, 2nd day of

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

Friday, 16th day of April, 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 230, page 379 of the Madison

County Ohio Records.

Last known owner: Mary Jane Cronenwett, et. al

Said premises located at: 2648 W. Choctaw Dr., London, OH 43140

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

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

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

Terms of Sale: $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

Kaman & Cusimano LLC, Attorney

8101 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43235

MM MARCH 7, 14, 21, 2021

MM2021185

Legal Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Madison County Commissioners are

considering vacating the following: Within Paint Township, Madison

County, Ohio a township road described as follows: 16’6”

unimproved alley between lot 6 and 7 in the town of Newport, from

SR 38 and Main Street, (therein after referred to as “Alley”); and the

Paint Township Board of Trustees finds that it would be in the

interest of public convenience to vacate said Alley. The Paint Township

Board of Trustees have the authority to petition the Board of

Commissioners for Madison County, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code

5553.045 and Ohio Revised Code 5553.04 to vacate said Alley. Therefore,

the Paint Board of Trustees hereby resolve and Petition the

Board of Madison County Commissioners to vacate the above

described Alley pursuant to the authority granted under the Ohio

Revised Code.

The view for this vacation is scheduled for March 23, 2021 at 11:00

a.m. at the site of 6795 SR 38 SE, London, OH 43140, and the hearing

for this vacation is scheduled on March 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the

Courthouse Conference Room, 1 North Main Street, London, Ohio

43140. All interested parties are hereby notified of their right to

attend.

Madison County Commissioners

Madison County, Ohio

MM MARCH 14 & 21, 2021

MM2021196

PROBATE COURT OF

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN,

JUDGE

IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME

OF

Courtney Lynn Keller

to

Courtney Lynn Campbell

Case No. 20216009

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 Courtney

Lynn Keller to Courtney Lynn

Campbell. The hearing on the

application will be held on the

6th day of May 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 MARCH 21, 2021

MM2021209

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Madison County Board of Elections

Qualifications:

•You are a citizen of the United States.

•You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.

•You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election

in which you want to vote.

•You are not incarcerated (in jail or in prison) for a felony conviction.

•You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.

•You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.

Methods of Voter Registration:

• Mail

• In Person

• Online

Places you can register:

• The Madison County Board of Elections

• Any library

• BMV

• olvr.ohiosos.gov

Our office is located at 1423 State Route 38 SE, London, Ohio 43140 and is open

daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Board Office will remail open until 9:00 p.m.

for the voter registration deadline on April 5th, 2021.

MM MARCH 21, 2021

PROBATE COURT OF

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN,

JUDGE

IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME

OF

Scotlynn Faye Keller

to

Scotlynn Faye Campbell

Case No. 20216008

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 Scotlynn

Faye Keller to Scotlynn Faye

Campbell. The hearing on the

application will be held on the

6th day of May 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 MARCH 21, 2021

MM2021210

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

GENERAL DIVISION

OF MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

1 N. Main Street, London, OH 43140

Case No. CVE20210014

MM2021197

William Paul Kirk, in his capacity as Trustee of the William Paul Kirk Revocable Trust

U/T/D April 23, 1987, et. al., Plaintiffs, vs. Unknown Successor(s)-in-Interest and/or

Assign(s) of The Columbus, London, and Springfield Railway Company, also known

as The C. L. and S. Railway Company, Defendant(s)

To the following Defendant(s) of the above-captioned case whose name(s) and

address(es) are unknown:

Unknown Successor(s)-in-Interest and/or Assign(s) of The Columbus, London, and

Springfield Railway Company, also known as The C. L. and S. Railway Company

William Paul Kirk, in his capacity as Trustee of the William Paul Kirk Revocable Trust

U/T/D April 23, 1987, et. al., has filed an Action to Quiet Title to the real property

located on or near State Route 56, London, Ohio 43140; PPN#24-00975.000.

The purpose of such action is to declare that William Paul Kirk, in his capacity as

Trustee of the William Paul Kirk Revocable Trust U/T/D April 23, 1987, et. al., are the

true and lawful owners of the aforesaid real property by virtue of exclusively, openly,

notoriously, continuously, and adversely occupying and using the aforesaid real

property for a period of twenty-one (21) years, and vest title in William Paul Kirk, in

his capacity as Trustee of the William Paul Kirk Revocable Trust U/T/D April 23, 1987,

et. al., in fee simple, free and clear of any and all claim(s) of Defendant(s).

On January 28, 2021, this Court has Ordered that the Plaintiffs make service via

Publication.

You are required to answer the above-captioned Action within twenty-eight (28)

days of the date of the last publication, which will be March 21, 2021.

By: Aaron P. Mller, Esq., Flax Miller Law Firm LLC, 117 W. High Street,

Suite 105, London, OH 43140 (740) 852-3000, Attorney for Plaintiffs

MM FEBRUARY 14, 21, 28, MARCH 7, 14, 21, 2021

MM2021154


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CITY OF LONDON

APPLICATIONS AND CIVIL SERVICE

EXAMINATIONS FOR POLICE OFFICER

The City of London, Ohio is creating a list of eligible candidates for future

openings with the London Police Department. The City of London will be

accepting applications and conducting a Civil Service examination for the entry

position of POLICE OFFICER. Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years

of age, have a High School Diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, and

be certified by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy (OPOTA) within one

(1) year of the date of being hired. Applicants are required to pass a background

check, oral interviews, medical exam, OPOTA fitness standards test and a

polygraph examination prior to employment. The City of London, Ohio is an equal

opportunity employer offering a starting salary of $21.85 an hour to $30.89 an

hour, shift differential, uniform allowance, paid vacation after the first year,

personal days, health insurance, educational allowance and other benefits.

The following adjustments shall be made to the score of applicants on the

condition that they pass the entry level examination with a raw score in all

sections of 70% or greater. Additional credit shall be awarded to a maximum of

30% of the raw score. The London Civil Service Commission will not accept

documentation for credit unless received by 4pm on May 7, 2021 at the City of

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1. Veteran’s credit – 20% additional credit shall be granted to Ohio residents

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