Madison Messenger - April 4th, 2021

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Shekinah • page 5

Jonathan Alder • pages 6-7

London • pages 8-9

SPRING SPORTS REPORT

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Madison-Plains • pages10-11

West Jefferson • pages 12-13

Southeastern • pages 14-15

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April 4, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVI No. 17

Back on track

London High School’s track program hosted

the annual Red Raider Relays on March 27.

Seven teams competed. Overall team results

for the boys were: first, Harding (117 points);

second, Olentangy Berlin (108); third, Madison-Plains

(68); fourth, London (66); fifth,

Bishop Ready (18), and seventh, Delaware

Christian (8). Overall team results for the girls

were: first, Olentangy Berlin (112); second,

Harding (84); third, Bishop Ready (58); fourth,

London (48); fifth, West Jefferson (32); sixth,

Delaware Christian (30); and seventh, Madison-Plains

(24).

London senior Kylee Scott finishes the

final leg of the girls’ 4x400 relay, taking

her team to a second-place finish.

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Shortly after taking first place in the high jump with a jump of 6'-3", Madison-Plains senior

Paul Bryant helped his team take second place in the 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay.

West Jefferson sophomore Owen Clerico cleared 5'-4'' in the high jump. With that jump,

he claimed a share of fourth place.

Nicotine

use on the

rise locally

Nicotine use is rising in Madison County,

concerning health officials, especially during

the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 commonly attacks the lungs,

meaning that inhalants of any kind can lead

to increased risk of complications and

death.

Part of the rise in nicotine use across

adults in the region can be attributed to increased

stress and anxiety due to the pandemic,

in addition to the malaise commonly

brought on by the cold and dark winter season.

But nicotine may add to feelings of

stress and anxiety, rather than help.

“It’s a common misconception that smoking

or using tobacco products can alleviate

stress,” said Amanda Hampton, manager of

Madison County Prevention. “Nicotine is a

stimulant and, therefore, will increase feelings

of anxiety, making you feel worse. The

withdrawal from nicotine is the release that

most people feel.”

Teens are particularly at risk for increased

nicotine use during this time as a

lack of school structure, socialization and

other activities can lead them to seek entertainment

in drugs and alcohol. Additionally,

adults’ increased drug and alcohol use can

influence teens to pursue substance use

themselves.

Parents can set a good example for the

entire family by eliminating or reducing

drug and alcohol use at home, and by engaging

teens in family activities. Studies show

that teens in families more likely to do

things together are less likely to use substances.

Parents also can lead by example to show

their teens how to effectively manage stress

and use healthy coping skills, rather than

turning to nicotine or other substances.

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Rallying around girl fighting rare eye cancer

Retinoblastoma (RB) is a rare form of eye cancer that usually effects

children. Lilly Chapel resident Brayli McClaskie, who is not

quite 2 years old, was diagnosed with RB last year and has undergone

treatments at Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

Brayli’s right eye is now stable, however, her left eye still contains

cancer. Brayli will go to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for

specialized chemotherapy. The treatment involves running a wire

from the trunk of her body to a spot behind her left eye to directly

treat the cancer. This cycle of treatment could last four to six

months.

Brayli’s parents, Cole and Renee McClaskie, are both self-employed.

As such, they have flexibility in their schedules but do not

have paid time off or a health savings plan. They rely heavily on

family and friends to take care of their other two children as they

seek the best care they can for Brayli.

The London Lions Club learned of Brayli’s fight through her

grandmother, Bridget McClaskie, and family friend, Liz Finchum,

a Lions Club member. The club donated $1,000 to the family to

help with expenses.

“We are so pleased to be able to help this family out” said Lions

President Skeeter Nelson.

Friends have organized a poker run to raise funds for the family.

The event is set for April 17 and will start and end at Blackwood

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London Lions Club members Gary and Anita Likens (far left) and club President Skeeter Nelson (far right) present

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form of eye cancer.

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or visit #Prayforbray on Twitter.

Free child safety items available

Madison County Family and Children First received

a $10,000 Early Childhood Safety Initiative grant to

purchase safety items for eligible families.

Families with children ages birth to 5 years old can

receive safety items valued at up to $200. Among the

items provided through the program are baby gates,

cribs, toddler beds, outlet plug covers, safety latches,

baby monitors, car seats, strollers, swaddle sacks and

pack-n-plays.

Eligibility is based, in part, on income. Interested

families cannot have a current open case or previous

substantiated case with Child Protective Services.

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(740) 845-3880 or amanda.morgan@madison.oh.gov.

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NICOTINE

Continued from page 1

• Teens and adults can reach round-the-clock crisis support from

Crisis Text Line by texting 4HOPE to 741-741.

• Additional crisis support is available through the National Suicide

Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255.

• To learn more about coping skills, visit

www.coronavirus.ohio.gov or www.mhanational.org/covid19/wellness-copingskills.

In addition, Madison County Prevention is offering the following

free virtual events:

• “Stanford VAPE”—Learn basic facts about e-cigarettes and the

harm they cause, April 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. Sign up at

www.eventbrite.com/e/stanford-vape-tickets-142259410727

• “Parent Stressors and Coping Techniques” is a fun, interactive

and creative workshop, May 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sign up at www.eventbrite.com/e/parent-stressors-coping-techniques-tickets142260006509.

Anyone interested in joining a community-focused initiative to

reduce the effects of substance use, depression and suicide can contact

Erin Fawley at efawley@madisonpublichealth.org and ask

about joining the We C.A.R.E. Coalition. The coalition meets the

third Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. and currently conducts

meetings virtually.

ity. People who take proactive steps to manage their stress—whether

it’s learning to set boundaries, investing more time in relationships

and personal growth, or seeking out help from mental health specialists—tend

to see better health overall,” said Dr. Greta Mayer,

CEO of the Mental Health Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and

Madison Counties (MHRB). “By including teens in the process and

engaging them in activities, these positive outcomes can be shared

across the entire family.”

One example of how families can engage their teens is to make

lists of skills, talents or activities to do or learn together, and setting

aside time to dedicate to those tasks.

The following are resources for parents and teens interested in

learning more about how to manage stress and reduce nicotine use

in their communities:

• For adults, turn to the Clark Greene Madison Warmline instead

of a cigarette when things get tough. Call (937) 662-9080 to

talk to a peer supporter for free, 24/7.

• Teens who struggle with nicotine use and need support can

talk through their problems with a specialist by texting

DITCHJUUL to 88709.

Calling for entries for art show

The London Visual Arts Guild extends an invitation to Madison

County area residents to participate in an art exhibit called “Changing

Horizons.” The exhibit will be held May 6 through June 6 at the

new London Arts Center, located at 121 E. First St. in a former

school building.

Due to the pandemic, no shows were held at the center last year.

“Changing Horizons” will be the first of many shows to be held at

the center this year.

For more information about how to submit artwork for the exhibit,

stop by the Arts Center. Temporary

hours are 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m.-

noon Saturdays.

Application forms are available at the

following downtown London businesses:

Yesterday’s Ewes, 100 S. Main St.; Relevant

Co,, 24 S. Main St.; Mimi’s Vintage Pickins,

5 S. Main St.; and Yes & Amen, 115 E. High

St.

(614) 619-9295

For more information about mental

health and substance use resources in

Clark, Greene and Madison counties, visit

www.mhrb.org. For more about smoking

cessation, visit the Madison County Public

Health website at www.co.madison.us/services/public_health.

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• Double Wine Selection

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Frank’s Fish and Seafood

Market to open

second superstore

If you like seafood, you will love this news!

Frank’s Fish and Seafood Market, 5251

Trabue Road, is known for its frozen lobster

tails, King Crab legs, Snow Crab clusters,

orange roughy, lake smelts, fresh chopped

clams, squid tubes and tentacles, caviar, salted

baklava, fresh cod, fresh eel, octopus, fresh

lump crabmeat (non-pasteurized), Florida stone

crab claws, snow crab cocktail claws, and

special order only live lobsters.

Now owner Frank Gonzalez is opening a

second retail superstore at 2410 Hilliard-Rome

Road in mid-April that will give customers more

opportunities to purchase and enjoy great

seafood.

According to Gonzalez, the new superstore

(which will not include a restaurant) will be five

times bigger than the original store.

“We will be able to serve customers better

and offer more items. Plus we will have double

the wine selection,” said Gonzalez, who added

the business also supplies 250 stores and

restaurants.

The new superstore is open seven days a

week. Hours are Monday through Saturday from

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4

p.m.

The existing store hours are Monday 8 a.m.

to 5 p.m. and Tuesday thru Saturday 8 a.m. to 6

p.m., closed Sunday.

Visit both locations to enjoy the finest in

fresh fish and seafood to be found in Central

Ohio.

For information call 614-878-3474 or visit

franksfishandseafoodmarket.com.


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Loveable pets await forever homes

Humane Society to

host golf fundraiser

The following are among the pets up for

adoption at the Humane Society of Madison

County. If you are interested in adopting a

pet, fill out an application online at

www.hsmcohio.org or call the shelter at

(614) 879-8368.

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Mixie

On March 16, the shelter received three

senior kitties in need of new homes. Mixie

is the 12-year-old calico girl with an estimated

birthdate of March 2009.

Mixie may be older, but don’t let that

number fool you. She still has lots of spunk

left in her. She is a very sweet and loving

girl that believes everyone is her best friend,

and she loves to be the center of attention.

Mixie gets along well with other kitties

and probably wouldn’t mind living with a

calm dog. This girl is full of personality and

loves to make the shelter staff and volunteers

smile.

Adoption fees are $80 for kittens up to 6

months old and $60 for cats 7 months and

older. The fee includes a FeLV/FIV test,

spay or neuter, shots, deworming, and a

one-year rabies shot (if old enough). Fees

can be paid by cash or credit card.

Dorito

Dorito arrived at the shelter on March 21

after a citizen found him out and about. He

is big guy, a pitty mix weighing in at a

whopping 70 pounds. Dorito is deaf, but

that doesn’t stop him at all. He is always

happy and ready to be out and about with

people.

Dorito is getting better at learning his

hand signals. When he met some other dogs,

he did really well and was very interested

in playing, but he is a big strong boy which

can put off some dogs. When Dorito visited

the kitty room, he was more afraid of the

cats than anything, so the shelter would like

to see him go to a home without kitties.

Dorito is also all about love. He will

gladly plop himself on your lap and give you

lots of wet, sloppy kisses. He is a very clean

and tidy guy in his kennel. Dorito’s estimated

birthday is March 21, 2019.

Adoption fees for dogs are as follows:

shelter dogs, $150; prison dogs, $200; puppies,

$250; popular pure-breeds, $400. Fees

includes a Home Again microchip, shots, deworming,

heartworm testing (if old enough),

spay or neuter, and a one-year rabies shot

(if old enough). All dogs that are adopted

must leave with a county license at an additional

cost of $17. The license fee is cash

only. Adoption fees can be paid by credit

card or cash.

Humane Society Info

The Humane Society of Madison County

(HSMC) remains closed to the public.

HSMC continues to accept applications for

its adoptable pets, schedule meet-andgreets

for adopters, and schedule appointments

when possible for the public.

To request an appointment, send email

to contact@hsmcohio.org, call (614) 879-

8368 or visit HSMC on Facebook.

Shelter visitors are asked to wear a mask

at all times.

The Humane Society is located at 2020

Mixie

Dorito

Plain City Georgesville Rd., West Jefferson,

www.hsmcohio.org. The shelter appreciates

donations of supplies. For a list of items, call

(614) 879-8368.

Golf Outing

The Humane Society will hold its inaugural

golf outing on June 21 at Heritage

Golf Course, 3525 Heritage Club Dr.,

Hilliard. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. followed

by a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

The cost to enter a foursome is $500 and

includes valet bag service, a golf cart, two

drink tickets per person, and lunch.

Sponsorship packages also are available

at the following levels: Cat’s Meow ($100),

Top Dog ($750), Water Bowl ($1,000), Best

Friends ($1,000), and Humane Hero

($1,500). For more information about becoming

a sponsor, contact Dan Hadden at

dhadden77@gmail.com.

Registration forms and sponsorship commitments

are due by May 1. For more information,

call (614) 879-8368 or visit

hsmcohio.org, or email


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2021 SPRING SPORTS REPORT

SPRING

SPORTS REPORT

Shekinah

Softball

March 27..............................Patriot Prep

Academy (11 a.m./1 p.m.)

March 29..................@ Ridgedale (5 p.m.)

March 30@ Delaware Christian (5:30 p.m.)

April 3 ....@ Liberty Union (12 p.m./2 p.m.)

April 5 ................................@ Worthington

Christian (5:15 p.m.)

April 8 ..............Fisher Catholic (5 p.m.)

April 12 ....................................Delaware

Christian (5:30 p.m.)

April 15 ....................................Granville

Christian (5:30 p.m.)

April 16 ..............Wellington (5:30 p.m.)

April 17 ..@ Southeastern (11 a.m./1 p.m.)

April 19 ..................@ Tree of Life (5 p.m.)

April 20 ..............Tree of Life (5:30 p.m.)

April 22 ..@ Madison Christian (5:30 p.m.)

April 23......................................Madison

Christian (5:30 p.m.)

April 24 ........................................Marion

Harding (11 a.m./1 p.m.)

April 27 ....Oakstone Academy (5 p.m.)

May 3 ....@ Granville Christian (5:30 p.m.)

May 4 ..@ Amanda-Clearcreek (5:15 p.m.)

May 7....@ Grandview Heights (5:15 p.m.)

May 8........Greeneview (11 a.m./1 p.m.)

SHEKINAH FLAMES

Photo courtesy of Photograph-X Sports & Events

Shekinah Christian’s varsity softball team: (front row, from left) Josie Harris, Brooke Cooley, Hope Ferguson, Alayna Schrader and

Anais Bauermeister; (back row) Head Coach Paul Kilzer, Rylee Headings, Sophie Spires, Lilly Kilzer, Addyson Tabor, Ali Giddens,

Annie Harless and Assistant Coach Faron Tabor.

Shekinah

Baseball

March 27 ..................................Oakstone

Academy (3 p.m.)

March 30 ..................................Delaware

Christian (5:30 p.m.)

April 1 ........................................Madison

Christian (5:30 p.m.)

April 8 ....................................@ Africentric

Early College (5:30 p.m.)

April 12 ..................................@ Delaware

Christian (5:30 p.m.)

April 15......................................Granville

Christian (5:30 p.m.)

April 17 ................@ Southeastern (1 p.m.)

April 19 ..............@ Tree of Life (5:30 p.m.)

April 22....@ Madison Christian (5:30 p.m.)

April 26 ......@ Mansfield Christian (5 p.m.)

May 3......@ Granville Christian (5:30 p.m.)

May 6 ..................Tree of Life (5:30 p.m.)

May 10 ......Oakstone Academy (5 p.m.)

Photo courtesy of Photograph-X Sports & Events

Shekinah Christian’s varsity baseball team: (front row, from left) Team Manager Jacoby Oxley, Dean Harris, Isaac Yutzy, Ian Purdy,

Caleb George, Carson Yoder; (back row) Assistant Coach Josh Oxley, Nick Kauffman, Clay Showalter, Connor Slabaugh, Wyatt Helmuth

and Head Coach Jonathan Purdy. Not pictured: Matt Botkin.


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SPORTS REPORT

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Jonathan Alder Baseball

April 5 ..................@ Bellefontaine (5 p.m.)

April 7 ..................Bellefontaine (5 p.m.)

April 9 ....................Indian Lake (5 p.m.)

April 10 ..............................Heath (noon)

April 12 ....................Tecumseh (5 p.m.)

April 14 ....................@ Tecumseh (5 p.m.)

April 16..................@ North Union (5 p.m.)

April 17 ..........................DeSales (noon)

April 19 ..............@ Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.)

April 21 ..............Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.)

April 23 ..........@ Benjamin Logan (5 p.m.)

April 24Licking Valley @ VA Stadium in

Chillicothe (8 p.m.)

April 26 ........................@ London (5 p.m.)

April 28 ........................London (5 p.m.)

April 30 ..........................Urbana (5 p.m.)

May 1 ............Bishop Watterson (noon)

May 3 ......Springfield Shawnee (5 p.m.)

May 5 ......@ Springfield Shawnee (5 p.m.)

May 7 ..........................@ Graham (5 p.m.)

May 10 ....@ Columbus Academy (5 p.m.)

May 12 ............................Bexley (5 p.m.)

May 14 ................Mount Vernon (5 p.m.)

May 15 ............@ Newark Catholic (noon)

Photo courtesy of Diane Spagnuolo Photography

Jonathan Alder High School’s varsity baseball team: (front row, from left) Jonathan Keith, Pryce Watson, Jackson Bennett, Brady

Corbitt, Owen Braithwaite, Nathan Clark, Chase Maynard; (second row) Zach Yates, Hank Shoemaker, J.T. Keith, Nick Riedel, Rodney

Brandel, Tyson Mast; (back row) Alec Schrock, Assistant Coach Brett Glass, Head Coach Craig Kyle, Assistant Coach Vince Graber

and Koen Murdock.

Jonathan Alder Softball

April 5 ..................@ Bellefontaine (5 p.m.)

April 7 ..................Bellefontaine (5 p.m.)

April 9 ....................Indian Lake (5 p.m.)

April 10 ......Bishop Watterson (10 a.m.)

and Wheelersburg (2 p.m.)

April 12 ....................Tecumseh (5 p.m.)

April 14 ....................@ Tecumseh (5 p.m.)

April 16..................@ North Union (5 p.m.)

April 19 ..............@ Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.)

April 21 ..............Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.)

April 23 ..........@ Benjamin Logan (5 p.m.)

April 24 ..........................Mechanicsburg

@ Plain City Pastime Park (8 p.m.)

April 26 ........................@ London (5 p.m.)

April 28..........................London (5 p.m.)

April 30 ..........................Urbana (5 p.m.)

May 1 ....................Lebanon (11 a.m.) and

North Canton (3 p.m.) @ Gahanna Lincoln

May 3 ......Springfield Shawnee (5 p.m.)

May 7 ..........................@ Graham (5 p.m.)

May 10 ................Marysville (5:15 p.m.)

May 15 ..................Centerville (10 a.m.)

Photo courtesy of Diane Spagnuolo Photography

Jonathan Alder High School’s varsity softball team: (front row, from left) Abby Harrington, Abby Bush, Danielle Phipps, Sydne Hermiller,

Kylie King, Alyssa Miller, Lilly Walker; (back row) Evan Platfoot, Liz Lombardi, Shanna Higgins, Erin Coffey, Danielle Robbins,

Kiersten Dolby, Marlee Jacobs and Jaxsyn Murdock. Not pictured: Jaden Phelps.

Jonathan Alder Lacrosse

April 8 ..........Canal Winchester (7 p.m.)

April 10 ........................@ Newark (1 p.m.)

April 14 ................@ Licking Valley (7 p.m.)

April 16 ..................Chaminade Julienne

April 17 ................................John Glenn

April 21 ..........Licking Valley (7:30 p.m.)

April 23 ..............Johnstown (7:30 p.m.)

April 24 ......................@ Westerville North

(1 p.m./2:45 p.m.)

April 30..........@ Dayton Carroll (7:30 p.m.)

May 1........................................Bellbrook

May 5 ..................Big Walnut (7:30 p.m.)

May 7 ........................@ Oakwood (7 p.m.)

May 12 ..........Kettering Alter (7:30 p.m.)

May 14..................Marysville (7:30 p.m.)

Photo courtesy of Diane Spagnuolo Photography

Jonathan Alder High School’s lacrosse team: (front row, from left) Corey Kingry, Kyle Hines, David Meredith, Will Heisler, Blake Seum,

Mason Wolford, Wyatt Kaizer, Eli Nicol; (second row) Aspen Cameron, Cam Smith, Mason Arbogast, Ryan Bailey, Nick Lisska, Conor

Costello, Jack Kennedy, Morgan Seum, Braden Walker; (back row) Coach Troy Cameron, Coach Eamon Costello, Nathan Lee, Evan

Catanella, Scott Wallace, Andrew Heisler, Head Coach Rob Davis and Coach Jason Arbogast. Not pictured: Logan Wolgemuth, Breckin

Francis, J.J. Bay, Alex Kerr, Carson Greiner and Forrest Gregory.


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JONATHAN ALDER PIONEERS

Jonathan Alder

Track

March 27 ..............@ Springfield Shawnee

Relays (11 a.m.)

April 6 ................London, River Valley and

Whitehall @ London (4:30 p.m.)

April 9 ........................@ Hilliard Davidson

Premier Meet (TBD)

April 10 ......................@ Hilliard Davidson

Premier Meet (9 a.m.)

April 13 ............Marysville, Buckeye Valley

and Fairbanks @ Marysville (5 p.m.)

April 16 ..................Virg Rankin Invitational

@ North Union (4:30 p.m.)

April 21 ..@ Mechanicsburg Quad (5 p.m.)

April 23............Bobcat Booster Invitational

@ Grandview Heights (4:15 p.m.)

April 30 ........................@ Benjamin Logan

Invitational (4:45 p.m.)

May 4 ......Madison County Championship

@ London (4:30 p.m.)

May 6@ Miami Trace Invitational (4:30 p.m.)

May 11 ......................CBC Championship

@ Indian Lake (4:30 p.m.)

May 14 ......................CBC Championship

@ Indian Lake (4:30 p.m.)

Photo courtesy of Diane Spagnuolo Photography

Jonathan Alder High School’s boys’ track: (front row, from left) Sergey Dutt, Teagan Headings, Will Jackson, Joey Walker, Taber Headings,

Caleb Keene, Cameron Newell, Wyatt Kaizer; (second row) Giovanni Placek, Nick Lisska, Jonas Watkins, Josh Kaeser, Caleb

Freyhof, Mason Daniel, Omar Rodriguez; (back row) Coach Tre McIntosh, Colyn McDaniel, Gabe Lopresti, Landon Carsey, Brady

Tremayne and Coach Justin Creps. Not pictured: Zach Russell, Michael Conley, Sam Stage, Noah Kuck, Lucas White, Cooper McBride,

Robbie Head, Jackson McCoy and Matthew Perkey.

Jonathan Alder

Tennis

March 30 ........@ Bellefontaine (4:30 p.m.)

April 1 ............Kenton Ridge (4:30 p.m.)

April 5............................London (4 p.m.)

April 6 ............@ Northwestern (4:30 p.m.)

April 8 ..............@ Hilliard Bradley (4 p.m.)

April 9 ......................@ Marysville (4 p.m.)

April 12................@ Hilliard Darby (4 p.m.)

April 13 ................Tecumseh (4:30 p.m.)

April 15 ..........................................Urbana

@ Melvin Miller Park (4:30 p.m.)

April 16 ..............Bishop Ready (4 p.m.)

April 17 ..Hilliard Bradley Doubles (9 a.m.)

April 19 ..........Bellefontaine (4:30 p.m.)

April 20 ..........@ Kenton Ridge (4:30 p.m.)

April 22 ....................@ London (7:30 p.m.)

April 26 ..........Northwestern (4:30 p.m.)

April 29................@ Tecumseh (4:30 p.m.)

April 30 ............@ Buckeye Valley (4 p.m.)

May 1 ..@ Teays Valley Invitational (9 a.m.)

May 3..............@ Delaware Hayes (4 p.m.)

May 4 ........................Urbana (4:30 p.m.)

May 6 ..........................Grandview Heights

@ McKinley Field Park (4:30 p.m.)

May 13 ................@ Sectional Tournament

Photo courtesy of Diane Spagnuolo Photography

Jonathan Alder High School’s girls’ track: (front row, from left) Maggie Malone, Peyton Liford, Sarah Cosgrove, Joselyn Zuro, Hannah

Yates, Ana Medici, Hannah Green, Avery Murdock, Avery Wynk, Maddie Saiter; (second row) Morgan Spencer, Lauren Murphy, Kendall

Keene, Reggan Gray, Maddy Headings, Natalie Heflin, Morgan Hicks, Sarah Sowers, Helena O’Connor, Jessica Kelley, Emma Kennedy;

(third row) Elizabeth Chin, Julia White, Lindsey Garman, Liza Streit, Olivia Finke, Laura Detweiler, Madison Crabtree, Mattie Shoemaker,

Alexis Ahner, Maya Sivillo, Coach Justin Creps; (back row) Coach Tre McIntosh, Kate Curtiss, Victoria Sanguino, Allie Piccolantonio,

Hailey Lisska, Maddie Davis, Evie McDaniel, Elaina Winslow, Madeleine Freyhof and Kiera Tilton. Not Pictured: Emily Smith, Lesli Sanchez,

Kyla Fryman, Georgie Wheeler, Allison Caldwell, Angel Church, Hailey Glandon, Maddie Harrington, Ava Riddlebaugh and Ashley Warren.

Photo courtesy of Diane Spagnuolo Photography

Jonathan Alder High School’s boys’ varsity

tennis team: (front row, from left)

James Ratliff, Isaac Banks, Owen Hecht,

Drew Corbitt, Charlie Aurin, Joshua Weakley;

(second row) Coach Matt Carpenter,

Dominic Gantz, Drew Bailey, Austin Heiss,

Trevor Cox, Levi Honigford, Coach Ryan

Swinehart; (back row) Jack Kinsey, Reed

VanKirk, Riley Woods and Ben Haskins.

Not pictured: Jacob Zang, Dom Dellapina,

Aaron Knox, Grant Welsch and Trey Whisner.


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Photo courtesy of

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London High School’s

varsity baseball team:

(front row, from left)

Aiden McCoy, Kaleb

Goodwin, Jaret Eisler,

Vincent Cover, Andrew

Carter, Dalton White,

Logan Minner; (second

row) Tyler Scaggs,

Derek Moore, Reid

Gates, Carson Greenhill,

Logan Worthington;

(third row) Ryan

Fullmer, Averie Clifton,

Elijah Mitchell, Jacob

Payne; (back row) Assistant

Coach Marcus

Stone and Head Coach

Trey Solon.

London Tennis

April 5 ..................................@ Jonathan Alder (4:30 p.m.)

April 6 ..........................................Tecumseh (4:30 p.m.)

April 8......................................@ Bellefontaine (4:30 p.m.)

April 12..........................Hamilton Township (4:30 p.m.)

April 13..............................................Urbana (4:30 p.m.)

April 15 ..................................Kenton Ridge (4:30 p.m.)

April 19..........................................@ Shawnee (4:30 p.m.)

April 20 ..................................Northwestern (4:30 p.m.)

April 21 ..................................Bishop Ready (4:30 p.m.)

April 22................................Jonathan Alder (7:30 p.m.)

April 26 ........................................@ Tecumseh (4:30 p.m.)

April 27....................................Bellefontaine (4:30 p.m.)

April 29 ............................................@ Urbana (4:30 p.m.)

May 4 ....................................@ Kenton Ridge (4:30 p.m.)

May 5....................................West Jefferson (4:30 p.m.)

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London High School’s boys’ varsity tennis team: (front row, from left) Alex

Homan, Will Kerry, Isaac Cappell; (second row) Vernon Hochstetler, Zack

Wall, Jake Duvall, Blake Dailey; (back) Coach Adam Haman.

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London Baseball

April 5 ......................Shawnee (11 a.m.)

April 7 ........................@ Shawnee (5 p.m.)

April 9..................@ Northwestern (5 p.m.)

April 12 ..............@ Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.)

April 14 ..............Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.)

April 16 ........................@ Urbana (5 p.m.)

April 17 ..Columbus Academy (11 a.m.)

April 19 ................@ Bellefontaine (5 p.m.)

April 21 ................Bellefontaine (5 p.m.)

April 23 ........................Graham (5 p.m.)

April 26 ............Jonathan Alder (5 p.m.)

April 28 ............@ Jonathan Alder (5 p.m.)

April 30 ..........Benjamin Logan (5 p.m.)

May 3 ......................@ Tecumseh (5 p.m.)

May 5 ........................Tecumseh (5 p.m.)

May 7 ....................@ North Union (5 p.m.)

May 11 ............@ West Jefferson (5 p.m.)

May 13 ..........................@ Bexley (5 p.m.)

London Softball

April 1 ......................@ Fairbanks (5 p.m.)

April 2 ....................Indian Lake (5 p.m.)

April 3............@ Miami Trace (11 a.m. DH)

April 5 ........................Shawnee (5 p.m.)

April 7........................@ Shawnee (5 p.m.)

April 8 ..................Northeastern (5 p.m.)

April 9..................@ Northwestern (5 p.m.)

April 10............Springfield (11 a.m. DH)

April 12 ..............@ Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.)

April 14 ..............Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.)

April 15 ............@ Madison-Plains (5 p.m.)

April 16 ........................@ Urbana (5 p.m.)

April 17 ..................@ Grandview Heights/

Olentangy Orange (10 a.m. TRI)

April 19 ................@ Bellefontaine (5 p.m.)

April 21 ................Bellefontaine (5 p.m.)

April 22........................Greenon (5 p.m.)

April 23 ........................Graham (5 p.m.)

April 26 ............Jonathan Alder (5 p.m.)

April 28 ............@ Jonathan Alder (5 p.m.)

April 30 ..........Benjamin Logan (5 p.m.)

May 3 ......................@ Tecumseh (5 p.m.)

May 5 ........................Tecumseh (5 p.m.)

May 7 ....................@ North Union (5 p.m.)

Photo courtesy of

Peters Photography

London High

School’s varsity softball

team: (front row,

from left) Abby

Weiner, Raven Large,

Lydah Moore,

Kennedy Nickell, Cadence

Doughman,

Elli Trimble; (middle

row) Natalie

Zabloudil, Chloe Snyder,

Sabrina Burke,

Briana Peterman,

Allie Moore; (back

row) Coach Shane

Crawford, Josie

Cover, Macy Baker,

Marissa Horn, Trinity

Thomas and Coach

Cassie Crawford.


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LONDON RED RAIDERS

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March 27 ....Red Raider Relays (noon)

March 31 ........@ Shawnee Quad (5 p.m.)

April 6 ................River Valley, Whitehall,

Jonathan Alder (4:30 p.m.)

April 10 ............................@ Northwestern

Invitational (2 p.m.)

April 16 ..........................Chieftain Relays

@ Bellefontaine (4:30 p.m.)

April 20 ............................@ Bloom Carroll

Dual (4:30 p.m.)

April 23..........................@ Licking Heights

Invitational (4:30 p.m.)

April 27..................................@ Columbus

Academy Quad (4:30 p.m.)

April 30 ........................@ Benjamin Logan

Invitational (4:45 p.m.)

May 4............................Madison County

Quad (4:30 p.m.)

May 7 ....................................@ Circleville

Invitational (4:30 p.m.)

May 11 ....................CBC Championships

@ Indian Lake (4:30 p.m.)

May 14..............CBC Championships Day

@ Indian Lake (4:30 p.m.)

Note: London’s track team photos will

be published at a later date.

Messenger photo by Pat Donahue

London senior Ashton Wolford (left) takes the handoff from junior

Gordon Zavior for the final leg of the boys’ 4x100-meter relay. The

Raiders finished fourth at the Red Raider Relays on March 27

Messenger photo by Pat Donahue

London pole vaulter Riley Colestock was flying higher than ever

at the London Red Raider Relays. She reset her personal record

three times at the March 27 meet. It was the first time Colestock

had pole vaulted in an event since seventh grade when her personal

best was 7’0. The London freshman cleared 7'-6, 8' and 8'-

6'' to take second place at this year’s relays.

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Madison-Plains Track

March 27 ........@ Red Raider Relay (noon)

April 5 ..........@ Mechanicsburg (4:30 p.m.)

April 9 ....@ Westfall Invitational (4:30 p.m.)

April 12 ..................@ Greeneview (5 p.m.)

April 15 ..........@ Liberty Union (4:30 p.m.)

April 20..............@ Miami Trace (4:30 p.m.)

April 23..........@ Grandview Inv. (4:30 p.m.)

April 30..........@ Millersport Inv. (4:30 p.m.)

May 4 ....................Madison County Quad

@ London (4:30 p.m.)

May 10 ..................................OHC Prelims

@ Mechanicsburg (4:30 p.m.)

May 13 ....................................OHC Finals

@ Mechanicsburg (4:30 p.m.)

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MADISON-PLAINS GOLDEN EAGLES

Photo courtesy of Downtown Photography

Madison-Plains High School’s track team:

(front row, from left) Andrew Geyer, Eric

Bush, Amy Burchett, Kinsey Null, Addisyn

McPherson, Hannah Dyer, Allison Dudgeon,

Monica Spergin, Gabby Welch; (second

row) Coach Jim Miller, Roger

Doughman, Ken Shafer, Jerry Slagle,

Jakob Slagle, M.J. Hamm, Coach Andy

Crawford; (back row) Cainan Kelly, Josh

Champer, Ben Stoughton, Isaiah White,

Mason Brown, Blayne Williams, Michael

Brown, Paul Bryant, Evan Fisher and Will

Leaisure. Not pictured: Laura Sampson

and Coach Joanie Boyle.


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MADISON-PLAINS GOLDEN EAGLES

Photo courtesy of Downtown Photography

Madison-Plains High School’s varsity softball

team: (front row, from left) Bailey

Ernst, Taylor Harden, Kirstin Eades, Gabby

Litchfield, Marissa Mullins, Sierra Wall,

MyKaleigh Mullins, Emma Rife, Head

Coach Kevin Stockham; (back row) Jordyn

McPherson, Chloe Kelly, Rylee Davis,

Cidny Long, Megan Robinson and Molly

Barber. Not pictured: Hailey Hill and Assistant

Coach Kelley Neal.

Madison-Plains Softball

March 27 ......................Westfall (1 p.m.)

March 29 ....................Greenon (5 p.m.)

March 30 ............@ Southeastern (5 p.m.)

March 31 ........@ Berne Union (5:15 p.m.)

April 2 ....................Greeneview (5 p.m.)

April 3..................North Union (11 a.m.)

April 3 ................................Elgin (3 p.m.)

April 5 ......................@ Cedarville (5 p.m.)

April 6..............@ Catholic Central (5 p.m.)

April 9 ..............Mechanicsburg (5 p.m.)

April 12 ................@ Northeastern (5 p.m.)

April 13 ....West Liberty Salem (5 p.m.)

April 15..........................London (5 p.m.)

April 16 ............................@ Triad (5 p.m.)

April 19......................Fairbanks (5 p.m.)

April 20 ............@ West Jefferson (5 p.m.)

April 23 ......................@ Greenon (5 p.m.)

April 26 ..............Southeastern (5 p.m.)

April 27 ..................@ Greeneview (5 p.m.)

April 30 ....................Cedarville (5 p.m.)

May 1 ..............Newark Catholic (11 a.m.)

& Grandview Hts. (1 p.m.) @ Grandview

May 3 ............................Catholic Central

(5 p.m. - senior night)

May 6 ....................Washington (5 p.m.)

May 8 ......................@ Whiteoak (11 a.m.)

Madison-Plains Baseball

April 1 ......@ Emmanuel Christian (5 p.m.)

April 2 ....................Greeneview (5 p.m.)

April 5 ......................@ Cedarville (5 p.m.)

April 6..............@ Catholic Central (5 p.m.)

April 9 ..............Mechanicsburg (5 p.m.)

April 10 ..................Grandview (11 a.m.)

April 12 ................@ Northeastern (5 p.m.)

April 13 ....West Liberty Salem (5 p.m.)

April 14 ........Whitehall-Yearling (5 p.m.)

April 16 ............................@ Triad (5 p.m.)

April 17 ......................................@ Marion

Pleasant (11a .m./1 p.m.)

April 19......................Fairbanks (5 p.m.)

April 20 ............@ West Jefferson (5 p.m.)

April 23 ......................@ Greenon (5 p.m.)

April 24................@ Worthington Christian

(11 a.m./1 p.m.)

April 26 ........South Charleston (5 p.m.)

April 27..................@ Greeneview (5 p.m.)

April 28 ..............@ Tree of Life (7:30 p.m.)

April 30 ....................Cedarville (5 p.m.)

May 1 ........................@ Westfall (12 p.m.)

May 3 ..............Catholic Central (5 p.m.)

May 4 ..........................Greenon (5 p.m.)

May 6 ..............................Briggs (5 p.m.)

May 7 ..................@ Southeastern (5 p.m.)

May 8 ..................Miami Trace (11 a.m.)

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WEST JEFFERSON ROUGH RIDERS

West Jefferson Softball

April 5 ..................................................Northeastern (5:15 p.m.)

April 6..........................................@ West Liberty Salem (5:15 p.m.)

April 7..........................................................@ Westland (5:15 p.m.)

April 8..................................................Bishop Ready (5:15 p.m.)

April 9 ..................................................@ Southeastern (5:15 p.m.)

April 12 ........................................................Greenon (5:15 p.m.)

April 13 ............................................@ Catholic Central (5:15 p.m.)

April 14 ............................................Upper Arlington (5:15 p.m.)

April 17..........................Lakewood/Cardington (11 a.m./3 p.m.)

April 19 ..................................................@ Greeneview (5:15 p.m.)

April 20 ............................................Madison-Plains (5:15 p.m.)

April 22 ..................................................@ North Union (5:15 p.m.)

April 23 ..............................................................@ Triad (5:15 p.m.)

April 26 ......................................................Fairbanks (5:15 p.m.)

April 27..............................................@ Mechanicsburg (5:15 p.m.)

April 29 ..............................................@ Buckeye Valley (5:15 p.m.)

April 30 ................................................@ Northeastern (5:15 p.m.)

May 3..........................................West Liberty Salem (5:15 p.m.)

May 4................................................Delaware Hayes (5:15 p.m.)

May 7 ..............................................@ Franklin Heights (5:15 p.m.)

West Jefferson Baseball

April 5 ........................................................Northeastern (5 p.m.)

April 6 ..............................................@ West Liberty Salem (5 p.m.)

April 9 ........................................................@ Southeastern (5 p.m.)

April 10 ........................................Worthington Christian (noon)

April 12 ..............................................................Greenon (5 p.m.)

April 13 ..................................................@ Catholic Central (5 p.m.)

April 15 ............................................................Cedarville (5 p.m.)

April 16 ....................................Watterson @ Paint Stadium (5 p.m.)

April 17 ..................................................Newark Catholic (noon)

April 19 ........................................................@ Greeneview (5 p.m.)

April 20 ..................................................Madison-Plains (5 p.m.)

April 23 ....................................................................@ Triad (5 p.m.)

April 26 ............................................................Fairbanks (5 p.m.)

April 27 ..................................................@ Mechanicsburg (5 p.m.)

April 30 ......................................................@ Northeastern (5 p.m.)

May 1 ..................................................................Academy (noon)

May 3 ..............................................West Liberty Salem (5 p.m.)

May 4 ........................................................................Triad (5 p.m.)

May 6..................................................................@ Westfall (5 p.m.)

May 7 ..............................................................@ Fairbanks (5 p.m.)

May 8....................................................@ Olentangy Liberty (noon)

May 10 ....................................................Buckeye Valley (5 p.m.)

May 11..................................................................London (5 p.m.)

May 15 ........................................................Bishop Ready (noon)

Photo courtesy of Downtown Photography

West Jefferson High School’s varsity softball team: (front row, from left) Myra Harper, Lena Carsey, Allie Gookin,

Trinity Heskett, Peyton Filby, Ashleigh Armentrout, Kassandra Simmons; (second row) Railee Caldwell, Lexi

Swaney, Abby Arteaga, Taylor Maynard, Victoria Dunigan, Kaleigh Johnston; (back row) Coach Jim Stevens,

Coach Tony Caldwell, Layla Farley, Brooke Mannon, Laney Lambert and Coach Taylor Bowman.

Photo courtesy of Downtown Photography

West Jefferson High School’s varsity baseball team: (front row, from left) Gavin Campbell, Zach Brown, Dylan

Lambert, Thomas Fuller, Korbin Keith, Brandon Baird, Ethan Switalski, Cameron Elkins; (second row) Coach

Gary Baird, Kyle Heiser, J.D. Bowman, Ryan Danford, Adam Fry, Blake Patrick, Coach Jace Miller; (back row)

Coach Jason Bogenrife, Mason Book, Ethan Miller, Canyon Schneider, Nick Phillipi and Coach Terry Lambert.


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WEST JEFFERSON ROUGH RIDERS

Photo courtesy of Downtown Photography

West Jefferson High School’s track: (front

row, from left) Autumn Lewis, Riley Marshall,

Kathryn Stephens, Charles

Stephens, Ty Martin, Noah Boucher, Tennessee

Jennings, Kyra Buckland; (second

row) Seth Huffman, Leanna Kovalchik,

Harley Johnson, Jessica Fling, Mia Campbell,

Brooke Raver, Cyril Peter, Coach

Samantha Hockenbery; (third row) Aliyana

Soloha, Emily Clark, Jacob Brown,

Spencer Postle, Arianna Frybarger, Madelyn

Gaus, Kaitlyn Campbell, Emma Brown;

(back row) Emily Farrand, Madison

Hunter, Jacob Kronk, Timothy Leskiv, Allison

Vaught, Gabe Cutler and A.J. Keyt.

West Jefferson Track

April 5 ........................OHC North Preview

@ Mechanicsburg

April 13 ..................@ West Liberty Salem

April 16 ..........@ Riverside Inv. (4:30 p.m.)

April 20 ..................@ Northeastern Quad

April 23 ..@ Bobcat Invitational (4:15 p.m.)

April 29............@ Fairbanks Quad (5 p.m.)

April 30 @ Mechanicsburg Relays (5 p.m.)

May 4 County Quad @ London (4:30 p.m.)

May 7........@ Northeastern Inv. (4:30 p.m.)

May 10 ....OHC Prelims @ Mechanicsburg

May 13 ......OHC Finals @ Mechanicsburg

West Jefferson Tennis

March 30..................@ Greenon (4:30 p.m.)

April 1 ..........Catholic Central (4:30 p.m.)

April 5 ....................Cedarville (4:30 p.m.)

April 7 ................@ Northeastern (4:30 p.m.)

April 12................@ Greeneview (4:30 p.m.)

April 14 ....................Greenon (4:30 p.m.)

April 15 ............@ Bishop Ready (4:30 p.m.)

April 19 ..........@ Bishop Hartley (4:30 p.m.)

April 20 ........@ Catholic Central (4:30 p.m.)

April 22 ..................@ Cedarville (4:30 p.m.)

April 26..............Northeastern (4:30 p.m.)

April 28 ................Greeneview (4:30 p.m.)

April 29..................@ Grandview (4:30 p.m.)

May 3 ......@ Hamilton Township (4:30 p.m.)

May 5 ........................@ London (4:30 p.m.)

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March 31 ........@ Catholic Central (5 p.m.)

April 1 ....................@ Graham (5:45 p.m.)

April 2................Yellow Springs (5 p.m.)

April 5 ....................@ Greeneview (5 p.m.)

April 6 ........................@ Greenon (5 p.m.)

April 7 ......................@ Northridge (6 p.m.)

April 9................West Jefferson (5 p.m.)

April 12 ............@ Mechanicsburg (6 p.m.)

April 13 ................Northeastern (5 p.m.)

April 14 ....@ Emmanuel Christian (6 p.m.)

April 15 ..................Washington (5 p.m.)

April 16 ......@ West Liberty-Salem (5 p.m.)

April 17 ......Shekinah Christian (1 p.m.)

April 19 ..............................Triad (5 p.m.)

April 20......................@ Fairbanks (5 p.m.)

April 22..........................@ Urbana (6 p.m.)

April 23 ....................@ Cedarville (5 p.m.)

April 26 ............@ Madison-Plains (5 p.m.)

April 27 ..........Catholic Central (5 p.m.)

April 29 ................@ Southeastern (7 p.m.)

April 30 ..................Greeneview (5 p.m.)

May 3 ..........................Greenon (5 p.m.)

May 4 ........................Cedarville (5 p.m.)

May 7................Madison-Plains (5 p.m.)

May 8 ........................@ Fairlawn (11 a.m.)

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Southeastern

High School’s

varsity baseball

team:

(front row,

from left)

Rowan Ziolo,

Chase

Brown, Aidan

Harbage,

Mason Coil,

Cole Erskine,

Kason

Spears; (second

row)

Zachary

McKee,

Austin Miller,

Sam Smith,

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April 26 ................................@ Madison-Plains (5 p.m.)

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April 30 ......................................Greeneview (5 p.m.)

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Southeastern High School’s girls’ track:

(front row, from left) Mary Sulfridge, Raelyn

Severt, Lily Bertemes, Aubree Moore,

Peyton Isaac, Jerica Summers; (second

row) Kaleigh Clark, Jordan Soule, Layni

Bonifay, MaKayla Robinson, Zoey Workman;

(back row) Cordelia Rice, Shelby

Nicholson, Lilly Hudson, Kelsey Clemens,

Jana Honer and Skylee Miller.

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Village Heritage Commission is sitting pretty

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

The South Charleston Heritage Commission is sitting pretty.

A couple of weeks ago, a gentleman from Mechanicsburg donated

a set of three theater seats to the historical society. The seats fold

up, have carved metal legs, and are lashed together with metal

straps. The gentleman purchased the seats at a yard sale in Plattsburg

20 years ago and was told then that they were from the South

Charleston Opera House.

“It’s very plausible that they are,” said Sue Mattinson, Heritage

Commission president, noting that confirming the seats’ origins is

tricky.

Most of the commission’s old photos of the opera house show the

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recently purchased a stash of memorabilia

stored in the attic of an old

A recent donation to the South Charleston Heritage Commission farmhouse. Among the items were scrapbooks

is this set of theater seats thought to be from the historic South

full of early 1900s newspaper clip-

Charleston Opera House.

pings and a framed 1872 diploma (above)

from South Charleston High School’s first

stage rather than the audience, leaving little to go on by way of comparison.

Based on patent drawings of the opera house’s original

graduating class.

seats, the commission can confirm that the seats were not among Road, just outside of South Charleston. It is

the first to occupy the space.

commonly known as the Roberts house;

“Even if they’re not from here, they are of the era of the early Susan Merritt, Thomas’s granddaughter,

years of the opera house... We are delighted with this gift,” Mattinson

married Reuben Roberts.

said.

Susan was in South Charleston High

Built in 1878 and still in use, the opera house is located on the School’s first graduating class. Her framed

top floor of South Charleston’s town hall at 35 S. Chillicothe St. The 1872 diploma was among the treasures the

well-maintained venue hosts a variety of events, including annual Heritage Commission purchased when the

community Christmas concerts and a Civil War era-themed grand attic stash went up for auction.

ball on New Year’s Eve.

The commission also purchased scrapbooks

In the not-so-distant past, local amateur actors staged plays

full of newspaper clippings and other

there. The venue also is popular as a rental option for weddings and memorabilia.

other functions and has caught on as a sweet spot for recording. “They provide a look at a lot of the dayto-day

Local grade school students can attest to the opera house’s terrific

life of South Charleston from the

acoustics. Each year, Josh Murray, a teacher at Southeastern early 1900s. It adds to our historical knowledge

Local Schools, takes third-graders on a historical walking tour of

of the village,” Mattinson said.

South Charleston. The opera house is one of the stops.

Heritage Days

“They get to stand on the stage and sing a song. It’s great to Heritage Commission members are excited

watch their eyes light up as their voices reverberate. They sound

to begin planning this year’s Heritage

like a full choir!” Mattinson said.

Days Festival, set for Sept. 25-26. Last

Scrapbooks, pictures, memorabilia

year, the commission cancelled the festival

In addition to the theater seats, the Heritage Commission recently

and many other events due to the COVIDthe

acquired a trove of scrapbooks, photos and memorabilia from 19 pandemic. The 150th Sesquicentennial

attic of an old farmhouse.

School Committee plans to hold events in

Built in 1852, the Thomas Merritt house sits on Old Springfield conjunction with the festival.

Library offers COVID test kits

Clark County Public Library will begin offering free,

take-home COVID-19 test kits to the public starting on

April 5. The library will receive a limited supply of the

kits to distribute to the community. The State of Ohio

is partnering with distribution sites throughout the

state, like libraries, to make testing for COVID-19 more

accessible to its citizens.

“We feel that this is a way in which we can do our

part to help eradicate the pandemic by providing free

COVID rapid tests to Clark County residents,” said library

Director Bill Martino. “The test will be distributed

to residents at our five locations using contact-less

curbside delivery, thereby mitigating any potential

COVID transaction between library staff members and

those requesting a kit.”

The free test kits will be available for pick-up at any

Clark County Public Library location, via the library’s

curbside service only. More details on how the public

may reserve and pick-up the kits will be announced on

the library’s website, ccplohio.org, and social media

channels.

The Houston branch, 5 W. Jamestown St., can be

reached at (937) 462-8047. The branch’s curbside

pickup hours are: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and

1-6 p.m.; Friday-Satureday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.


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Top bowlers in CBC league

The Central Buckeye Conference recently released its all-conference

team listings for high school bowling. Jonathan Alder and London

are members of the conference’s Kenton Trail division.

Boys: Team champion—Jonathan Alder. All-conference from

Jonathan Alder—(first team) Nathan Clark, Jackson Lane, John Jordan;

(second team) Levi Honigford. All-conference from London—(second

team) Josh Corwin; (special mention) R.J. Smith.

Girls: All-conference from Jonathan Alder—(first team) Lana Kirts,

Danielle Phipps, Kadie Walter; (second team) Satavia Kempton;

(special mention) Shea Huntington. All-conference from London—

(second team) Raven Large.

Messenger photo by Theresa Hennis

The London Kiwanis Club hosted a drive-through Easter event in the London High School parking lot on

March 27. The group distributed bags of candy and free ice cream cards from Dairy Queen.

Messenger photo by Theresa Hennis

Matt Williams (right) of London is all smiles as he receives a bag

of candy from London Kiwanis Club President Dylan Follrod.

On March 27, the London Kiwanis

Club hosted a drive-through Easter

giveaway at London High School.

The club, which is celebrating its 60-

year anniversary, had hoped to bring

back its annual egg hunt at Cowling

Park. The hunt was cancelled last year

due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was

cancelled again this year due to the ongoing

pandemic and social distancing

guidelines.

“Last year, we didn’t do anything at

all which was sad,” said Stephanie

Mack, club secretary. “This year, we

reached out to the city, and they said

we could do it with changes, and London

High School was nice enough to let

us have it here. Dairy Queen donated

cards for a free ice cream, and our club

donated the candy for the bags.”

Messenger photo by Jeff Pfeil

Nico Wright, 5, and his mother, Megan, pose for a picture with

the Easter Bunny at West Jefferson’s Easter celebration.

Messenger photo by Jeff Pfeil

Tommy Colwell, 7, holds an egg he collected

at West Jefferson’s Easter egg

hunt for children with special needs. The

village parks and recreation department

hosted the event the morning of March

27, along with a community hunt in the

afternoon, both at Converse Park.


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TV theme songs make commute more enjoyable

Winners announced for

Messenger ham contest

Each year, the Madison Messenger coordinates a giveaway drawing

in celebration of Easter. Participating merchants collect entries.

Each winner receives a $30 gift card toward the purchase of a ham.

This year’s participating merchants and winners are:

• State Farm Insurance—Raymond Kelly, London;

• Midland Title Trust—R.J. Timmons, London;

• Buckeye Realty Group—Many Hostetler, London;

• Chaney & Thomas Insurance—Carrie Betz, Mount Sterling;

• West Jefferson Hardware—Dean Bollinger, West Jefferson;

• Ernie’s Pharmacy—Brittani Cain, London;

• Lifetime Vision Center—Tony White, West Jefferson;

• Dwyer’s Hardware—Bobby Ferguson, London;

• Quick Lane—Michael Budd, London;

• Wilson Printing & Graphics—Jim Riggsby, London;

• Merchants Bank—Pam Tyree, London;

• Remax Leading Edge—Doug Bachtold, London;

• Yoder Hardware—Teresa Heineman, Plain City.

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One of the rewards of retirement is sitting in my easy chair,

peacefully sipping coffee while watching the morning traffic reports,

knowing the frustrations of commuting are no longer my worry. Recent

morning news detailed multiple spinouts, accidents and standstills

after frost froze on bridges and overpasses. The reports stirred

up memories of my commuting days.

For 25 years, I traveled 23 miles to work, heading south on Route

23 in the dark morning hours, passing through a Barney Fife town

whose economy depended on speeding tickets. Coming home, with

the slightly improved safety of daylight, I often opted to use Route

104. As unsafe as 23 was, 104 was 10 times worse at any hour.

The overall down-and-back scenario reminded me of that Audie

Murphy World War II movie, “To Hell and Back.” Some days were

good, some bad, and too many were downright nasty.

I remember one rough day during which I tried to cast a positive

spin on horrible month-end cost numbers to make management look

better. Mentally frazzled, I signed out at the guard shack and

headed through the security fencing to my car.

I started humming, “Born Free.” The closer I got to my parked

car, the louder I hummed. Sanity was finally restored with me sitting

in my car. I started the car, flipped on the radio, and headed

out of the parking lot. I opted against one of my usual venom-filled

political talk shows, else risk road rage. I stopped instead on a station

that was apparently going

off the air for good. That’s the

last thing I remember about the

trip home as my mind went on

autopilot. Next thing I knew, I

was getting out of the car in the garage, wondering

where I’d been.

The DJ on the station I selected had compiled a collection

of older TV theme songs. I lost track of time as

he went back in time. The show was put together

chronologically, starting with a few tunes from my Ice

Age childhood days of the 1950s.

Everyone, regardless of age, knows the theme song

from “Bonanza.” I can still see the family of Ben

Cartwright and his sons, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe,

riding their horses on the Ponderosa ranch. It was the

era of westerns. “Rawhide” had singer Frankie Laine

wailing, “Ride’em in, let’em out, cut’em out, ride’em in,

Rawhide,” as trail boss Gil Favor and ramrod Rowdy

Yates (Clint Eastwood) drove the cattle to market. Then

there was “Wagon Train”—no singing, just music as the

westward heading wagon crew rode into the picture. My

father liked “Dragnet” and its distinctive police like introduction,

“Dum de dum dum….dum de dum dum

dum…DUM!”

So many others great opening theme songs lured us

in to watch the show: “I Love Lucy,” “The Honeymooners,”

“The Lone Ranger,” and “The Real McCoys.”

Enter the 60’s. The theme songs rekindled so many

flashbacks. Fred Flintstone and kids were echoing

Yabba-Dabba-Do off every neighborhood wall. Gilligan

and the Skipper crashed their boat, the S.S. Minnow,

into an island during a storm and ended up in our living

rooms. Jed, Granny, Elly May and their intellectual

marvel son, Jethro, were driving Beverly Hills snob

banker Milburn Drysdale crazy. Andy and Barney were

keeping Mayberry safe without guns, while we wondered

who was whistling that catchy theme song. Meanwhile,

Mary Tyler Moore was in Minneapolis working

for a difficult boss, Lou Grant, and with an egotistical

newscaster, Ted Baxter. The theme song said she was,

“going to make it after all” and she did just that.

Picture this!

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piano, with Edith breaking

just about every window in TV

rooms across the country when

they wailed, “Those were the

days.” “Happy Days” brought

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and the Fonz had us all trying

to imitate his “Aaay.”“WKRP

in Cincinnati” had the zany

disc jockey, Dr. Fever, and

inept radio station crew trying

to stay afloat. The “M*A*S*H”

theme song was all instrumental

but let us know to sit

down and enjoy some good,

nonstop humor. The song from

“Welcome Back, Kotter” had

us recalling funny experiences

from our own schools and our

own cast of Sweathogs.

There were so many others, far too many to list here.

Each rekindled its own memories of time and place.

So, what’s my favorite theme song? A very distant

second was “Believe It Or Not” from the short-lived

“Greatest American Hero.” It had a way of boosting your

spirit: “Look at what’s happened to me. Suddenly I’m on

top of the world.” Far and away my favorite is the

“Cheers” theme song. After a hard day of work and life’s

challenges, it just made you feel good to feel like someone

always valued and welcomed you.

The DJ’s show was a fun trip back in time and one of

the few times I felt the commute was too short. Unfortunately,

my home reprieve would also be too short.

After a few winks, I’d be heading back down to Camp

Runamuck for another feeble attempt to make the business

numbers sing. Maybe I’d think about more theme

songs along the way and hear Rod Serling say, “You’re

about to enter the Twilight Zone.” Such is the life of the

commuter.

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Odenkirk saves ‘Nobody’ from being unwatchable

What does it take to be a believable action

star? In the past, all it took was being

a male with a mountain of muscle, a spoton

oil game to highlight the tan, or a strategically

shorn tuft of hair on an otherwise

smooth chest.

Over the years, the qualifications have

changed, allowing a new wave of people

(women, even!) with less buffed and bronzed

physiques to share a place on that mantle.

The latest example of an actor playing

against type and donning the glistening cape

of a potential new action star is the great and

underappreciated Bob Odenkirk. With a

background in comedy and his most known

role being the morally dubious attorney Saul

Goodman in the “Breaking Bad” universe,

Odenkirk has not had many chances to be a

man of physical action. After all, with his

slight frame and sweet face, he doesn’t exactly

scream, “I can mess you up.” But he

was given that chance with “Nobody,” and

you can tell he relished the opportunity.

Taken as a whole, “Nobody” is not a great

film. There is little substance and the secondary

characters are paper thin, but

Odenkirk makes it watchable. He plays his

role with vulnerability, gravitas and slyness,

all the while giving the audience a

the reel deal

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wink, knowing

you’re thinking,

“This is the guy

they chose for this

role?” But that is

what makes the

film somewhat compelling—

he plays it

so well that if any other actor, especially a

known action star with muscles, had said

yes it would be largely unbearable.

In “Nobody,”Odenkirk plays Hutch

Mansell, an ordinary man living an ordinary

existence. A montage shows that all of

his days are the same: he wakes up, jogs,

does chin-ups in a passive-aggressive manner

near a billboard with his wife’s face on

it, rides a bus to work, and stares at spreadsheets

for hours while working alongside

his father-in-law and obnoxious brother-inlaw.

It’s a normal life, minus the chin-up

thing, and he is mostly OK with it.

All of that changes one night when

Proper mowing techniques

improves lawn’s appearance

Proper mowing practices are a critical

part of a healthy lawn. The length at which

grass is mowed is the most important part

of mowing. When a lawn is mowed too short,

the grass thins out, and during the dry days

of summer, it will quickly brown out with

decreased chances of recovery.

Current best practice is to set your

mower for a minimum of three inches in

height. Three-and-a-half or four inches is

even better. By doing this, you will need to

mow less frequently. Oftentimes, with a

very short lawn, it is not the grass but the

invasive weeds that grow faster and need

mowing sooner.

By mowing the grass as high as possible,

the increase in surface area for each grass

blade promotes increased photosynthesis.

This provides energy to the roots which enlarge

and, in turn, can then provide more

nutrients to the green blade. It is a very

nearly perfect cycle rudely interrupted by

the occasional mowing and the subsequent

decrease in surface area.

A lovely plus to the higher grass is the resulting

reduction in weed growth. Because

the lawn is taller and thicker, the weed

seeds are now more effectively shaded and

less inclined to sprout. Also, the thicker,

healthier tangle of roots under the surface

will prevent some of the seeds that do sprout

from gaining a foothold. Your lawn will look

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greener and healthier, and have fewer

weeds, just by mowing higher.

In addition to allowing the grass to grow

longer, it is also very important to sharpen

the cutting edges of your mower blades. Dull

blades will leave a ragged, frayed edge on

the grass. The grass will have a lot of work

to do sealing off those open surfaces and injuries.

The increased surface area of a

ragged cut also will provide more opportunity

for bacteria, fungi or viral agents to invade

and cause disease in your lawn. A

sharp blade will provide a cleaner cut so the

grass can more easily repair the injury and

get back to normal function more quickly.

Sharpen the mower blades in the spring

before that first mowing event. It’s a DYI job

if you’re handy and, if not, garden shops can

do it for you. If you have extensive lawns,

those mower blades will need sharpening

again mid-season.

Improved mowing practices are such an

easy way to help your yard look better. Your

lawn will reward you for your efforts.

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Hutch interrupts a home invasion. After

startling the two robbers, a man and a

woman who seem unsure of themselves, he

calmly tells them to take what they want

and leave. In their mad dash, they take a

handful of loose cash, items in a fruit bowl

and his watch. As they demand his ring, his

teenage son (Gage Munroe) tackles one to

the ground and chaos ensues. Rather than

unleash a smackdown that you know is bubbling

under the surface, Hutch allows them

to escape, drawing the scorn of his son, wife,

neighbor, and the police officer who responded

to the scene.

Knowing that his actions, or lack thereof,

were correct for the situation, Hutch soaks

in the ridicule from his wife’s family and accepts

it at face value. “I did the right thing.”

But when his daughter indicates that the

robbers stole her beloved Kitty Cat bracelet,

he snaps and goes looking for trouble.

Unlike most characters in similar movies,

Hutch isn’t a man with a past who is pulled

back into the mix after a series of unfortunate

events. Instead, Hutch is a man with a

past who willingly goes back into the mix

after a series of unfortunate events. No matter

how ridiculous his motives are, the movie

is all the better for it because it allows

Odenkirk to shine—and give shiners.

While it’s fun watching Odenkirk get his

action game on (no oil here, though he does

break out in a sweat after dispatching some

baddies), the movie does not live up to the

potential of his presence. The writers and

director had a genuinely great actor on their

hands, one willing to go just about any place

they want (even the close quarters of a bus

for a tense and prolonged fight sequence).

But the material, with its odd Russian drug

lord side plot and thin construction of the

Mansell family, does him a disservice.

Overall, “Nobody” is not a film that takes

itself too seriously—always a bonus in relation

to action films—and it does feature some

excellent fight choreography. But if the creators

(who also created “John Wick”) want

to make the transition into a franchise,

they’re going to need material that better

fits the actors’ talent and satisfies an audience

starved for a storyline that is not completely

convoluted.

Grade: C

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.

In Memory Of

Donna Marie (Nance) Smith

Date of Birth: May 22, 1935

Entered Eternal Life: April 8, 2020

Graveside Services: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Madison Mills Cemetery, Fayette County, Ohio

Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home

1355 W. Main Street, West Jefferson, Ohio

Remember Her

Remember her laugh, her grin, her stories, and her smile,

And remember these things for quite a while.

We all know she loved being a wife.

Her husband, children and grandchildren

were the love of her life.

We will remember her with laughter and tears,

and will never forget her in the upcoming years.

Don’t be afraid to say her name

As we will know it will never be the same.

Heaven gained a new Angel Today

Soar High Donna as you will never be forgotten.


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Sally Jo (Zellar) Hoey December 23, 1943 - January 3, 2021

Our beloved wife and mother, Sally Jo Hoey, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3,

2021. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, William Edward (Ted) Hoey and her

daughter and sons, Julie Hoey (Bill) Miller, Doug (Laura) Hoey and Jay (Alicia) Hoey. Sally is

also survived by her “daughters at heart” Marianne (Serge) Benoit and Isabel Sapriza,

exchange students who remain close to Sally and the family still today. Sally is also survived

by her cherished grandchildren, Liam and Delaney Miller, Will, Molly and Gavin Hoey, Alison

and Zachary Kittle, Faye, Reece and Josephine Hoey, and William Benoit; her sisters Martha Zellar and Crystal

(Steve) Zellar Hinkle; her nephews Jess (Tiffany) Hartman and Ian Hinkle; grand-niece Avery Hartman; and

many lifelong friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Lana Mae Zellar Boots, who passed away on May

2, 2020.

Born on December 23, 1943, to the late Ruth Genevieve (Ross) & Attorney Jay Bernard Zellar, Sally grew up

in Zanesville, Ohio, with her sisters, Lana, Martha and Crystal. She graduated from Zanesville High School

in 1961 and attended Ohio University. She returned to Zanesville to work at Ohio Bell and married William

Edward (“Ted”) Hoey from Cambridge, Ohio, on December 26, 1966. Sally’s priority was her family, and she

was a devoted wife and loving, caring mother. While supporting her husband and raising three children,

she went back to school part-time to attain her bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Ohio Dominican

College in Columbus, OH. A voracious reader herself, Sally sought to nurture and inspire the love of reading

in children of all ages and worked at the London Public Library for several years while her children were

young.

Sally joined the S & L Creative Carpet in 1984. Starting as the bookkeeper, her role and responsibilities grew

as she enjoyed learning all aspects of the flooring business. Sally’s passion and business acumen led her to

purchase the company in 1989. As one of Central Ohio’s first female business owners, she successfully

managed and grew the business, now known as Creative Carpet Flooring Mill Outlet, for over 30 years.

Philanthropy and service were important to Sally and she enjoyed being an active member of London’s

Rotary International and the Chamber of Commerce. She was an energetic supporter of Madison County

Hospital and cherished the time she spent volunteering with the Madison County Hospital Auxiliary, as

well as the Crisis Pregnancy Center and Coover Club. Sally was also a faithful parishioner at St. Patrick’s

Roman Catholic Church in London and later St. Francis by the Sea in Hilton Head, SC.

Sally will be remembered most as a loving, vivacious, generous, energetic, fun-loving and strong-willed

“force” who touched the lives of so many. Anyone who knew Sally knows that food was her “love language,”

and she showered her love on family and friends in the form of delicious dinners and fun times together.

She very much enjoyed entertaining and was a fantastic cook, known for her signature appetizers and

scrumptious Christmas cookies.

But it was her grandchildren (and grand-niece) that were the real loves of her life. She made frequent trips

to visit them and loved hosting family and friends at her home on Hilton Head Island. Her limitless generosity,

adventurous spirit, love of travel, boundless energy and “can-do” spirit were her hallmarks. She was

always busy juggling work and planning her next adventure. We have fond memories of many great family

trips together, from the Smoky Mountains to Orlando to Palm Springs to Paris. Sally was also a fierce

competitor who was always up for a game of cards, her favorite being the Five Crown tournaments she

played with her friends and grandchildren. Last but not least, Sally was always game for a “quick trip” to a

nearby casino where, whether it was a God-given gift or the luck of the Irish, she always seemed to win.

She will remain in our hearts forever. Due to COVID-19, Sally’s funeral service was postponed and will take

place this coming Friday, April 9, 2021. The funeral mass will be at 11am at Christ Our Light Parish (St.

Benedict Church) at 701 Gomber Avenue (corner of North 7th Street and Gomber Avenue) in Cambridge,

OH. Family visitation will take place an hour before mass at 10am at the Church.

The family understands everyone is in different situations given the current pandemic and appreciates the

love, support and prayers from all. We will be following appropriate CDC guidelines for the funeral mass

and reception. In addition, the service will be livestreamed for those who would like to join us virtually.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sally’s memory to Madison Health Foundation at www.

madison-health.com (210 N. Main Street, London, OH 43140) or the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at

https://cholangiocarcinoma.org/sally-hoey/.

community calendar

Full Moon Bike Rides

The Friends of Madison County Parks & Trails is hosting free bike rides on nights when

the moon is full. Each ride starts at Phat Daddy’s Pizza, 15 E. First St., London. Ride options

are 14 miles and 25 miles. Dates and times are: April 27 at 7:30 p.m., May 26 at 8

p.m., June 24 at 8:30 p.m., July 24 at 8:30 p.m., Aug. 22 at 8 p.m., Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.,

and Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Health District Board

The Madison County London City Health District will meet at 5 p.m. April 12. To join

the teleconference, call (937) 249-6810. Enter the conference ID number: 628 912 072 followed

by the # symbol.

Developmental Disabilities Board

The Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities will meet at 4 p.m. April 15

via Zoom. In the event the meeting is cancelled, it will be rescheduled for the following

Thursday.

Blood Drive

The Madison County Board of Developmental

Disabilities is hosting an America

Red Cross blood drive from noon to 6 p.m.

April 30 in the Fairhaven School gym, 510

Elm St., London. To schedule an appointment,

call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit Red-

CrossBlood.org (sponsor code: Fairhaven).

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.

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.

April 5-10—10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, walking

in the gym

April 6—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

April 7—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

April 8—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.

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April 10—10 a.m.-3 p.m., sewing for

adults.

Second and fourth Tuesdays in April

Produce market.

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. Starting

April 1, the library will be open until 7 p.m.

on Tuesdays and Thursdays for curbside

and in-library browsing. 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.

Mount Sterling Library

Mount Sterling Public Library is located

at 60 W. Columbus St. Call (740) 869-2430

or visit www.mtsterlingpubliclibrary.org.

The library is open with regular hours and

continues to offer curbside pickup. Facemasks

are required inside the building.

• Preschool Storytime. The library is reinstating

preschool storytime. Sessions will

take place at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays starting

April 5. The group is for children ages 3

to 5 years old.

• Virtual Victorian Tea Party. The

Friends of the Library will hold a Virtual

Victorian Springtime Tea at 2 p.m. on 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.

• Library Board. The board will meet on

April 8 at 6:15 p.m., following the Community

Museum meeting, in the conference

room at the Mount Sterling Community

Center, 164 E. Main St. Facemasks and social

distancing are required. The capacity

limit is 10 people. Call the library ahead of

time for a head count.

• 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. Capacity is limited to 10 people.

Anyone new who wishes to attend should

call or text the group president at (614) 315-

7939 or send a private message through the

library’s Facebook or Instagram pages.


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obituaries

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RADCLIFF

Robert P. Radcliff, 79, of London died peacefully at

home on March 26, 2021. He was born in Columbus on

Jan. 28, 1942, to the late Clyde and Anna (Santore) Radcliff.

Bob was a proud Navy veteran and retired from

the United States Post Office. He was an avid golfer

who valued the years spent with his golfing buddies at

National Road Golf Course.

Bob leaves behind: his loving wife of 56 years, Bonnie

(Moreau); his daughter, Dee (Larry Lavy) Gooch of

Grove City; son, Steve (Laura) Radcliff of Chagrin Falls;

his granddaughters, Sarah Radcliff, Heather Gooch,

Taylor Gooch, Molly Radcliff and Caryn Radcliff; brothers,

David (JoNell) Radcliff of Texas and Richard (fiancée

Mary Goodrich) Radcliff of Grove City; and

several nieces, nephews, friends and relatives, including

Terrie Radcliff.

A private memorial mass will be celebrated at the

convenience of the family on April 7 at 11 a.m. at St.

Patrick Catholic Church, London, with burial in St.

Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, London. A celebration of

Bob’s life will be held this summer. Memorials in Bob’s

name may be made to: Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box

445, London, OH 43140. The family is being served by

Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

STIRES

Victor Andrew Stires, 62, of London, Ohio, went

home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 26, 2021.

He was born on April 24, 1958, in Columbus, Ohio, to

Frederick and Freda (Holton) Stires.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Victor is

survived by: wife, Kathy Mae (Wright) Stires; children,

Jason Stires of Columbus, Jennifer (Bryan) Montgomery

of London, and Jacob (Lydia) Stires of Obetz;

granddaughter, Victoria Montgomery; brothers, Dan

(Drusilla) Stires of Pataskala, Bill (Julene) Stires of Circleville;

sister, Sheila (Jack) Brown of Circleville; and

too many special friends to name.

Victor was a loving husband, father and grandfather

who cherished spending every minute with his family.

He has a wonderful, kind heart with a tremendous

sense of humor and was extremely quick-witted. He has

the best Donald Duck impression. Loved to make everyone

laugh and easily made a friend. He would also stop

what he was doing to help no matter the case. Victor

was there. Victor recently retired after 30 years at M.H.

Eby as a maintenance man. Victor and Kathy recently

celebrated 45 wonderful years of marriage with fond

and everlasting memories with their children and

granddaughter. He valued his family above all else in

life, a trait he proudly passed on to his children.

Victor, on his third anniversary with his wife, went

fishing with his brother and uncle that evening. After

fishing, they all got lost in the nearby corn field and

spent four hours in the dark searching for their ride

home. And he mentioned, they didn’t catch a single fish

all night. He loved hunting, golfing and taking his children

fishing. Victor loved his sports. No matter what

season, he had his Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland

Browns, or Indians on with his family. His passion was

unmatched.

A funeral service was held on April 1 at Porter-Tidd

Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, with Rev. Bill Stires

and Rev. Dan Stires officiating. Burial followed at

Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Sterling. Visit www.portertiddfuneralhome.com

to share a favorite memory of Victor

or to send condolences to his family.

MANSFIELD

James E. Clifton, 62, of Plumwood died on March 27,

2021, in OSU Medical Center, Columbus. Born on Aug.

10, 1958, in Columbus, he was a son of Robert and

Norma (Harsh) Clifton. Jim loved his family and being

outdoors. He was employed with Honda of America in

Marysville.

Survivors include: his wife of 32 years, Cindy (Mc-

Combs) Clifton; sons, Robert Clifton (Heather Holley)

and Cory (Alexa) Clifton; a granddaughter due in June;

his mother, Norma Clifton; brothers, Jack (Mona)

Clifton and David Clifton; sister, Carolyn (Dave) McSurley;

father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Darla Mc-

Combs; brothers-in-law, Bobby (Paula) McCombs and

Jeff (Valerie) McCombs; sister-in-law, Dianne (Preston)

Basham; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He

was preceded in death by: his father, Robert; brother,s

Frank and Carl Clifton; and sister, Janie Harsh.

Funeral services were held on March 30 in Eberle-

Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London, with Ed

Banion officiating. Interment followed at Plumwood

Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be sent to

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

MOREHART

Diana M. Morehart, 70, of London died on March 29,

2021, in Mount Carmel Hospital, Grove City, Ohio. Born

on July 21, 1950, in Columbus, she was a daughter of

Thomas and Gladys (Massie) Bobo - now Carpenter.

Diana was a former hospice volunteer and member

of Trinity Episcopal Church. Her life’s work and passion

was taking care of her many special clients in her licensed

massage therapy practice in Springfield, Ohio,

for over 32 years.

Survivors include: her husband of 51 years, Jerry

Morehart; son, Todd (Kathy) Morehart; daughter, Angela

(Quinton Beyer) Morehart; grandchildren,

Rheanna Morehart, Colton Morehart, Micah Anderson

and Lily Beyer; her mother, Gladys Carpenter; sister,

Karen (Randy) Bobo Williams; brothers, Tom Bobo and

James (Cathy) Carpenter; many nieces, nephews and

cousins; and several special aunts from the Bobo family.

Per Diana’s request, there were no services. Memorial

contributions may be made to: the Arthritis Foundation

at www.arthritis.org; or NAMI - Clark, Greene

and Madison Counties, 222 East St., Springfield, OH

45505.

The family was served Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home

and Crematory, London. Condolences may be sent to

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

HATFIELD

Roy L. Hatfield, 81, of London died on March 30,

2021, in his residence. Roy was born on March 3, 1940,

in Pike County, Ky., the son of Bert and Thelma (Mc-

Dowell) Hatfield. He retired from General Motors after

32 years of employment. He also worked at London

Florist, K Mart for 15 years. He also served as pastor at

the Gospel Tabernacle Church, London.

Roy is survived by: his loving wife, June Hatfield;

stepdaughter, Tammy (Jim) Holley of Ashtabula; stepson,

Charles (Krisma) Long of Florida; daughter-in-law,

Kendra Hatfield of London; brother, Bert Hatfield of

London; grandchildren, Tyler (Vanessa) Hatfield of

Hilliard, Lindsey (Chuck) Smith of Orient, Taylor (Winston)

Smith of London, Theren (Abbey) Hatfield and

Joel (Josey) Hatfield, all of London; great-grandchildren,

Blake Hatfield, McKenzie and Charles Smith,

Winston Smith Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews. He

was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Barbara, and son,

Steven.

Roy’s family invites friends to call at Lynch Family Funeral

Home & Cremation Service, London, on April 5 from 11 a.m. to 1

p.m.. A funeral service will follow with Rev. Steve Hix and Rev.

Kenny Smith officiating. An interment service will follow at Paint

Memorial Cemetery, London. Memorial contributions may be made

to Loving Care Hospice, London. Condolences may be sent to

www.lynchfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Janine Rene (Artis) Gueye “Duckie” 60,

of Vine Grove, KY passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021,

in Elizabethtown, KY.

She was born on June 1, 1960 in London, OH to Richard Artis

(Flora) and Sharon (George) Hall.

Janine was a housewife married to Falou (Papa) Gueye for

17 years. She enjoyed helping her husband with his trucking business.

Janine loved to cook, enjoyed reading her Bible, and loved spending time

with her family and friends. Janine was a funny, loving person, and had the

gift of Gab.

Janine is survived by her husband Falou. Her children Jazmyne (Dee) of NV,

Julius and Janetta of OH, her grandchildren whom she deeply adored Elias

of NV, Jada, Robert and Aiden of OH, MJ of NV. her stepmother Flora of OH.

Siblings Yvette (Jeff ) of FL, Kristi of KY, Marla of OH, Toria of NV, Jeff of OH

Step- sisters Bonita, Missy, and GeGe. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces

and nephews and friends whom she deeply loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, daughter Jerrica, and

brother Richard,

The family of Janine (Duckie) Gueye will have a celebration of life that will

be provided at a later date.

The family would like to thank DaVita Dialysis of Elizabethtown KY for always

treating Janine like family. In lieu of flowers and donation please make a

contribution to DaVita Dialysis in 2807 Ring Rd Elizabethtown, KY 42701.

And the family would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of prayers

and condolences at this difficult time.

EasterJoy

What does Easter mean to you?

Maybe as a child it meant an

Easter-egg hunt followed by the

promise of a long, playful summer.

As an adult,

there are many reasons

to celebrate Easter. Whatever your

reason, hopefully, it means the

beginning of something good.

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Shred-It Day

Virtual bash aids Pioneer athletes

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. For details, call the Water

Department at (614) 879-8655, option 1.

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The Jonathan Alder Athletic Boosters

did not let a pandemic squash their annual

fundraiser. They decided to take it virtual

this year.

“It was a tough decision to make,” says

Boosters President Tricia Kidd. “In December,

we finally made the decision to go virtual

and we were amazed at the awesome

response!”

Thomas Fenner Woods Insurance

Agency, the main event sponsor, provided

bags for distribution of auction items.

The Virtual Bash started with a reverse

raffle that sold all 50 tickets in two days.

“There were four cash prizes, and the

winner of the final ticket drawn got their

choice of an auction item,” said Jean Sowers,

vice president and event co-chair.

“Christy Hatcher of Lil e’s was the final

ticket winner. She is one of our sponsors and

a great supporter of JA athletics.”

To help promote the event, sponsors

recorded promotional videos bringing in

hundreds of views. Jan & Tony’s Pizza recruited

the Jonathan Alder track team to

“toss” their name around while Smiles to

Love employees did a skit in Alder gear.

The Virtual Bash raised $46,761.87 of

which nearly $37,000 goes directly to team

accounts. The silent auction featured 194

items with the wrestling team raising the

most money for their program.

“We are grateful for our parents, coaches,

sponsors and the Alder community who

stepped up and either purchased an item or

donated to the event,” Kidd said. “We are

planning to return to an in-person event

next year, but it is wonderful to know we

can count on Alder Nation to support us

even in a virtual environment.”

To learn more about the Jonathan Alder

Athletic Boosters, visit www.jaboosters.com

or email information@JABoosters.com. The

group’s next meeting is set for April 13 at 7

p.m. Board officers are: Tricia Kidd, president;

Jean Sowers, vice president; Jen

LaFayette, secretary; and Angie Matessa,

treasurer.

Sterling Exchange opens on London Street

Sterling Exchange, 27 N. London St., Mount Sterling held a grand opening on March 20. On hand for the

ribbon-cutting ceremony were: (front row, from left) Brent Wilson, Carol Wilson and Jane Kline of Sterling

Exchange; (back row) Madison County Chamber of Commerce President Becky Martin and Chamber member

Barbie Wallace. Located in the historic Citizen’s Bank building, Sterling Exchange sells a mix of vintage,

salvaged and up-cycled antiques, collectibles and home furnishings. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5

p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (740) 831-4355.

Basket auction at library

Mount Sterling Public Library is auctioning off themed baskets for its Virtual Victorian

Springtime Teatime. Bids are being accepted now through the end of the event, which

will take place at 2 p.m. April 10. Bids may be sent by private message to the library

Facebook or Instagram pages, or texted to (614) 315-7939. All proceeds will benefit library

programs, materials and improvements. Bids may be paid via cash, check or

money order or through Zelle to Mount Sterling Friends of the Library.


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xLegal Notices

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

PROBATE DIVISION, JUVENILE COURT

Case No. 22130008

Summons By Publication

In the Matter of

Dn S (M)

Alleged Dependent Child

To: Sasha Hamlin, LKA 2170 Gables Lake Dr., Hilliard, OH 43026

Tyler Smallwood, Unknown

Putative Father, Unknown

Teri Hamlin, 7040 Price Hilliard Rd., Plain City, OH 43064

A complaint has been filed in this Court by Attorney Rebecca

Brooks, on behalf of, Teri Hamlin, alleging dependency of Dn S (M)

(DOB 11/24/2018), pursuant to O.R.C. 2151.04. An initial hearing

has been scheduled at the Madison County Juvenile Court, 1

North Main Street, London, OH 43140, on Monday, April 19, 2021,

at 2:00 p.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 APRIL 4, 2021

MM2021224

The Madison County Board of Elections will be open the following hours for

Early Voting for the May 4th, 2021 Primary Election.

Sunday

May 2 1-5

MMM MARCH 28 & APRIL 4, 2021

Monday

April 12 8-5

April 19 8-5

April 26 8-7

May 3 8-2

VOTE CENTER - Dates and Hours

Tuesday

April 6 8-5

April 13 8-5

April 20 8-5

April 27 8-7

Wednesday

April 7 8-5

April 14 8-5

April 21 8-5

April 28 8-7

Thursday

April 8 8-5

April 15 8-5

April 22 8-5

April 29 8-7

Vote Center Address:

1423 State Route 38 SE London, Ohio 43140

Friday

April 9 8-5

April 16 8-5

April 23 8-5

April 30 8-7

Saturday

May 1 8-4

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NOTICE OF TIME OF VIEW AND HEARING

TO VACATE TOWNSHIP ROAD

(Publication)

Rev. Code Sec. 5553.045 and 5553.04

In the Matter of the Old 729 Road

Office of the Board of County Commissioners

Madison County, Ohio

March 16, 2021

As Hereby Notified, that on the 16th day of March, 2021 the Madison County

accepted the following resolution:

Whereas, there currently exists within Stokes Township, Madison County, Ohio

a township road describes as follows: Old 729 Road, (herein after referred to

as the “township road”), and

Whereas, the Stokes Township Board of Trustees finds that it would be in the

interest of public convenience to vacate said township road,

Whereas, the Stokes Township Board of Trustees have the authority to petition

the Board of Commissioners for Madison County, pursuant to Ohio Revised

Code 5553.045 and 5553.04 to vacate said township road.

Therefore, the Stokes Township Board of Trustees hereby resolve and Petition

the Board of Madison County Commissioners vacate the above described

township road pursuant to the authority granted under the Ohio Revised

Code.

You are hereby notified that the Board of Madison County Commissioners

have fixed the 20th day of April, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the driveway of

3750 St. Rt. 323 South Solon, Ohio 43153, as the time and place for view

thereon and also on the 27th day of April, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., at the

Madison County Courthouse conference room, London, Ohio, as the time

and place for the hearing.

Katie Wiseman

Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners

Madison County, Ohio

MM MARCH 28 & APRIL 4, 2021

MM2021214

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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

Agency. The complete public notice, including any additional instructions for submitting

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

http://www.epa.ohio.gov/actions.aspx or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049,

Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-3037 email: HClerk@epa.ohio.gov

Final Issuance of Permit to Install

Highland Real Estate Group

Facility Description: Wastewater

ID #: 1410120

Date of Action: 03/19/2021

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

Project: Madison Meadows Pump Station

Project Location: 10885 Lafayette-Plain city road, Plain City

Application Received for Air Permit

Eberle Fisher Funeral Home Inc

103 North Main St, London, OH 43140-1144

ID #: A0068655

Date of Action: 03/24/2021

Renewal for existing human crematory.

Final Issuance of Permit-To-Install and Operate

Tuffco Sand and Gravel Inc

8195 Old State Route 161, Plain City, OH 43064

ID #: P0129933

Date of Action: 03/25/2021

Renewal PTIO for existing aggregate processing plant with roadways, storage piles and mineral

extraction/overburden removal. General permits 5.1, 7.2, 10.1, and 8.1.

MM APRIL 4, 2021

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xLegal Notices

NOTICE FOR BIDS

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

Commissioners, 1 North Main Street, London, Ohio, 43140, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

at 09:15 A.M., Ohio Standard Time for the purpose of APPLICATION OF PAVEMENT

MARKINGS ON VARIOUS ROADS WITH TRAFFIC PAINT (2021 Madison County

Pavement Marking Program) according to specifications on file in the Madison County

Commissioners’ Office.

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

envelope marked “2021 Madison County Pavement Marking Program” on the outside.

Bid packets may be obtained from the Madison County Engineer, 825 US 42 NE, London,

Ohio, 43140 or can be downloaded from http://sharepoint/publicaccess/default.aspx or

under “Notices” on the Madison County website at www.co.madison.oh.us. Contact the

Madison County Engineer’s Office at 740-852-9404 for more information.

Bidders must be ODOT Pre-Qualified: “Work Type 45-Pavement Markings” and shall be

pre-qualified at the time of the bidding, at the time of award, and throughout the life of

the construction contract.

Bids will be furnishing labor, equipment, and materials.

Bids shall be unit price and total price.

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

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

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

Bidders shall comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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

Price Bid.

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

defects in the bids.

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

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

By Order of the Board of

Madison County Commissioners

Katie Wiseman, Clerk

MM APRIL 4, 2021

MM2021223

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:

hp://ci.london.oh.us/

RESOLUTION 129­21 AMENDING RESOLUTION 124­21

Date of Passage: 03/04/21

ORDINANCE NO. 130­21 APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE

EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA

AGREEMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

Date of Passage: 03/04/21

Arlene Duffey

Clerk of London City Council

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City of London Historic

Review Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday April

13, 2021, 4:00 p.m. at 20 South Walnut Street, London,

OH 43140 to hear the following case(s):

Applicant; Jeffrey Johnson, Business; Johnsons Tax

Services has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness

for exterior painting at 54 South Main Street.

Applicant; D Kennedy LLC, Business; Kennedy applied

for a Certificate of Appropriateness for new signage at

121 South Main Street.

Applicant; Scott Siegfried, Business; MVCDC has applied

for a Certificate of Appropriateness for window graphics

at 50 South Main Street.

For Information on the above case(s)

please contact Tom Hale at 614-379-5250

The City of London

Building and Zoning Department

20 South Walnut Street, Suite 105,

London, Ohio, 43140

Regular business hours:

(Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 12:00 pm)

"The City of London is an Equal Opportunity Employer"

MM APRIL 4, 2021

MM2021225

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Village of

Mount Sterling Zoning and Appeals

Committee will hold a public hearing on

Tuesday April 20, 2021 - 6:00 pm at 1 South

London Street, Mount Sterling, OH 43143

to hear the following case(s):

Applicant; Daniel & Chandra See is requesting

a variance to install an 8’ privacy fence

at 94 Jefferson Street.

Applicant; Deanna Pettit, Business; Hammer

Time Pub is requesting a variance to install

a sign at 27 South London Street.

For information on the above case(s)

please contact Tom Hale at 614-379-5246

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The Madison County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. which is a private

non-profit corporation intends to submit a Proposal for a capital grant

under the provision of 49 USC Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act

to provided transportation service for the elderly within the Madison

County service area, also to Franklin County and Clark County. The grant

Proposal will request Modified Minivan Light Transit Vehicle Body, LTV.

It is projected that 25-30 elderly persons will use the service 5 days a

week/52 weeks a year for various activities, including transportation to

medical appointments, grocery store, bank, beauty shops, Adult Day

Care and other places they need to go.

The Madison County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. invites comments and

proposals from all interested public, private and Para transit operations

including taxi operators, for the provision of transportation service to

the elderly within our service area.

Operators who are interested in offering proposals to provide service

should contact M. Bradley, Executive Director at Madison County Senior

Citizens Center, 260 West High Street, London, Ohio 43140 to obtain full

details of the type of transportation service that is needed prior to

preparing a proposal.

Written comments or proposals must be submitted within 30 days to

the agency at the above address with a copy to the Ohio Department

of Transportation, Office Transit, 1980 West Broad Street, Mail Stop 3110,

Columbus, Ohio 43223; Attention: Administrator.

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

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PROBATE DIVISION, JUVENILE COURT

Case No. 22130007

Summons By Publication

In the Matter of

Ec M (M)

Alleged Dependent Child

To: Sheila Mason, LKA 3005 Counts Rd., South Solon, OH 43153

David Renaker, LKA 19 Antietam St., London, OH 43140

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

Ohio/Madison County Children Services, alleging dependency of

Ec M (M) (DOB 05/31/2016), pursuant to O.R.C. 2151.04. An initial

hearing has been scheduled at the Madison County Juvenile

Court, 1 North Main Street, London, OH 43140, on Monday, April

26, 2021, at 2:00 p.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

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MM APRIL 4, 2021

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xEmployment

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Available positions are for substitute drivers

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4:00PM April 16, 2021.

Applications and the job description may be

picked up at the Board of Public Utilities office at

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xFocus on Rentals

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MANUFACTURING

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Health/Dental/Vision Ins.

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London, 43140 4/18

M

Janitorial

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Available

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ANTIQUES

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or 614-783-2629

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Professional On-Site Management,

Pet Friendly

4/11 M

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minerals and other oil &

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to: P.O. Box 13557,

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We Buy Junk Cars &

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FOR SALE

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mowers - 937-324-3444

Epson WF360 Color Printer-$50,

Martin Acoustic

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Brinkley Towable Yard

Sweeper-$100. OBO. All

like new. 740-506-0335

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3 BR house. $1000 mo

$1000 dep. 614-419-3852

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ROOFING

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TREE SERVICES

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TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

3093 W. Broad St., Cols.

614-367-9000

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Daycare

By Terri Lynn

46 N. London St.

Mt. Sterling, OH 43143

(614) 354-7716

Bring in this ad for $5 off

HAULING

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Tires - $10.00 each

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Contact Zane Tabor

on Facebook or

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JUNK REMOVAL

& MORE

• Junk Removal

• Estate Clean-out

• Interior Demolition

• Gutter Cleaning

10% off for Senior Citizens

Free Estimates

Mike Redding

614-352-0442

HOME

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740-837-0287

Accepting MC/Visa/AE/Discover

4/25 M

4/11 M

4/4 M

HOME

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SINCE 1973

Phil Bolon Contr.

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Room Additions,

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47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.

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4/11

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4/4 M

4/4 M

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Steve Mast

COMMERCIAL &

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• Mulching

• Trimming

• Removals

614-309-3338

Fully Insured

Free Estimates

MOVING

Aaron Allen

Moving

Local Moving since 1956

Bonded and Insured

614-299-6683

614-263-0649

Celebrating

over 60 yrs

in business

PLASTERING

DRYW

YWALL &

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4/25

A&M

REPAIR

Textured Ceilings

614-551-6963

Residential/Commercial

BIA

SEWING MACHINE

REPAIR

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.

service. Clean, oil, adjust

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TREE SERVICES

Brewer & Sons Tree Service

• Tree Removal

• Tree Trimming 4/25

A&M

• Stump Grinding

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