Madison Messenger - April 11th, 2021

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April 11, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVI No. 18

List of volunteer

and donation opportunities

around Madison County

pages 4-6

New logo and

more fireworks

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

The city of London now has a logo.

Mayor Patrick Closser unveiled the design at the April 1 city

council meeting. It features the city’s name, a set of buildings, and

an arrow pointing up.

The house in the logo represent the citizens and families that

are the backbone of the community,

Closser said. The storefront

represents the businesses that

continue to thrive in the community.

The courthouse is included

as the most well-known landmark

in the city and in Madison County

and as a symbol of the city’s heritage.

The arrow climbing over the

buildings sends the message that

City of London’s new logo

the city will prosper into the future.

“With great teamwork, we

know the sky is the limit,” Closser said of the logo’s theme.

For many years, a seal that features compass points inside a circle

has appeared in city communications and on city vehicles. While

the seal has its place, Closser said, the new logo is the tool the city

will use to convey “what the city is about and where it is heading.”

Soon, it will appear on signage, t-shirts, marketing materials and

possibly city vehicles.

“We’re going to start getting it out there so we have more of an

identity,” Closser said.

See LONDON page 2

Somebunny says, ‘Hi!’

Messenger photo by Becky Barker

The Easter Bunny was a hit at Mount Sterling Community Center’s drive-through Easter event, held on April

3. Many communities and organizations around the county hosted drive-through festivities this year.

West Jeff adds properties to reinvestment area

By Josephine Birdsell

Staff Writer

West Jefferson village council added

properties to a Community Reinvestment

Area (CRA) agreement at their regularly

scheduled meeting on April 5.

The properties include a 2.4-acre parcel

on Enterprise Parkway and 180 acres along

U.S. Route 40. Core 5-WJS LAND LLC

owns both properties.

The CRA agreement provides a 100 percent

property tax exemption on the two

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properties for the next 10 years.

The agreement is designed to fuel development

in the village, providing more jobs

for village residents, said John Mitchell,

West Jefferson’s public service director.

Core 5 plans to build three buildings on

the 180-acre property. Design plans for the

buildings are not set, however Core 5 plans

to build a warehouse, such as a distribution

center or manufacturing plant.

Core 5 also plans to extend U.S. Route 29

to the end of their property. The project will

require Core 5 to extend water and sewer

Pay your tax fees

out of

your refund!

54 S. MAIN ST.,

LONDON, OH 43140

740-852-6500

systems, as well. The Route 29 extension

will be tax exempt.

The 2.4-acre property is attached to a

larger property that Core 5 recently purchased.

The larger property was already

covered by the CRA agreement. Adding the

2.4-acre property to the agreement allows

Core 5 to expand into the area.

In other news, the village extended the

Family First Coronavirus Response act

until June 30, 2021.

The act uses Coronavirus Aid, Relief and

Economic Security Act funding to pay government

employees if they test positive for

COVID-19 or if they are quarantined by

Madison County Public Health.

The act does not cover police officers as

they are critical personnel, Martin said.

If police officers are issued a quarantine,

they must still go to work, but the village

monitors their temperature and symptoms

daily and keeps them away from the public

as possible. If an officer tests positive for

COVID-19, they may quarantine with pay.

The act was first passed in March 2020.

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COMPETITOR’S PRICING

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Duffey, Extension’s ultimate team player, retires

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

As a child, Arlene Duffey participated in 4-H for one year, didn’t

experience camp, and didn’t complete her fair project. So, as an

adult, when she applied for the office associate job at Madison

County OSU Extension, she knew nothing about Extension programming

and services.

“I walked out the door thinking, ‘I blew that interview,” she recalls,

“only to be offered the job the next day.”

That was 37 years ago. Duffey went on to become more than familiar

with Madison County Extension; she became the office’s ever

present, always reliable rock.

“I have had the pleasure of working with two family consumer

science educators, seven agricultural agents, and eight 4-H educators,”

said Duffey, who retired on March 31.

She also flew solo on several occasions when staffing changes,

vacancies, and budget cuts left her as the office’s sole employee.

When asked about her years with Extension, Duffey talks more

about the people with whom she worked than she does herself—

praising her co-workers and 4-H participants, parents, advisors and

volunteers.

“I’ve met hundreds of wonderful, caring individuals over my 37-

plus years who made my job so easy and pleasant,” she said.

Among them were former 4-H educators Eleanor Ames and Roxann

Sommers, who showed her the ropes early on, and 4-H club advisors

Pat Gallimore, Roseann Harbage and Kevin Stockham, who

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London, OH 43140

(740)852-0654

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Arlene Duffey retired on March 31 after more than 37 years as the

Madison County Extension office associate.

have been with the program as long as she has.

Madison County has an outstanding, caring base of 4-H volunteers

and parents. I personally cannot ever remember a volunteer

saying ‘no’ to help at events,” Duffey said.

From her long list of accomplishments and involvement, it is apparent

that Duffey herself rarely said “no.” Considered the ultimate

team player by her co-workers, Duffey pitched in wherever and

whenever she could, from providing leadership to the Master Gardeners

program to spearheading the creative baking contest which

engages youths who would not otherwise be involved in 4-H and

raises funds to make the fairgrounds more accessible.

“I also was given the liberty of writing news articles and newsletters

and organizing 4-H events with a lot of help from the 4H Committee

members and volunteers. Our pre-COVID rally event was

one of our best,” she said.

Over the course of three-and-a-half decades, Duffey has seen

generations of 4-Hers grow up.

LONDON

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Fireworks

London will celebrate Independence Day with 50

percent more boom than it did last year. On April 1,

council voted 6-1 to increase the mayor’s budget for this

year’s fireworks from $10,000 to $15,000, upon council

member Rich Hays’ suggestion. Carla Blazier cast the

lone “no” vote.

“For such a small portion of our overall budget, to

add that $5,000 really does mean a lot to the citizens,”

Closser said. “I’ve already had people reach out to me

and thank me and thank (council) for doing that.

“People need something. We need just to sit back and

stare at the sky. If we can, instead of 20 or 25 minutes,

be able to do that for 35 minutes, just that little extra

bit, sitting there with your family, being able to watch

those fireworks go off, is just an amazing thing.”

Henry Comer, council president, agreed.

“That is really going to help bring a sense of normalcy,”

he said.

The fireworks display will take place eon July 3.

COSI Kits

For the second year in a row, COSI (Center of Science

and Industry) is moving its annual Science Festival

online. In-person festivities, including satellite

events in areas outside of Columbus, have been cancelled

due to COVID-19.

To engage children living in those satellite cities,

COSI is sending out “STEM lunchboxes.” STEM stands

“When my first 4-H members, counselors

and Junior Fairboard members walked

back into the Extension office to be 4-H volunteers

and start their own clubs, I started

to feel a little older,” she said. “Then, as

they enrolled their own kids in 4-H and

those kids are now college graduates or

married and have kid of kids of their own…

I just have a to say that age is only a number

and you are only as old as you feel!”

To bid Duffey farewell, the Extension Office

created a webpage where people could

post memories, photos, and messages of

thanks and congratulations.

Kirk Bloir, assistant director of Ohio’s 4-

H Youth Development, summed up Duffey’s

career nicely, writing: “Thank you for the

countless ways you’ve helped to make the

best better, Arlene. You’ve been the glue

that’s held the program together and the

shoe that’s helped to kick it up a notch.”

Duffey has earned awards for her dedication

to Extension, including the 2019 OSU

Extension Support Staff Excellence Award

and the 2017 Dorothy Rex Inspirational

Award. She said the most memorable recognition

was the 1998 Friend of 4-H Award.

Along the way, Duffey has helped to establish

4-H as a tradition in her own family.

Her sons were members of the Kountry

Kids 4-H Club and attended 4-H Camp. Her

granddaughter, Addy, participated in

Cloverbud day camps. Her grandson, Gavin,

was looking forward to Cloverbud camp this

year until COVID-19 led to its cancellation.

As for her retirement plans, Duffey said

they include spending time with her grandchildren,

traveling, volunteering, and working

for Bryan Wilson’s Hudson’s Edge

Catering & Events.

for science, technology, engineering and math. The

boxes include STEM-related activities based on a NASA

theme. A total of 500 boxes are headed London’s way.

Of those, 350 are going to London City Schools and 150

are going to St. Patrick School.

The boxes will arrive by the end of April.

City business

• The city is cracking down on property owners who

have not paid their bills even after given plenty of opportunity

to do so. As a starting point, they are looking

at closed accounts that are several years delinquent. On

April 1, they voted unanimously to collect payment

through property taxes, in cooperation with the Madison

County Auditor’s Office, on a North Main Street account

that is delinquent by more than $700. Closser

said council can expect to see more of these types of ordinances

in the coming weeks.

• Council voted unanimously to appoint Amy Rees

as the new council clerk. She replaces Arlene Duffey

who retired at the end of last month after 32 years of

service. Rees will perform the clerk duties in addition

to her job as executive assistant for the city’s administrative

offices.

• Council voted 6-0 to close a portion of the alley that

runs parallel to Virginia Avenue, between Columbia

and Chandler avenues. Originally, the petitioner requested

vacation of the entire alley, but council decided

on a partial closure after hearing from citizens with concerns

that included property access. Council member

Josh Peters abstained from the vote.


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West Jeff’s mock trial team Zooms back to state

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

A little more than a year ago, two mock trial teams from West

Jefferson High School qualified for state competition. It was the

fifth time in nine years the program qualified for the big show and

the first time with two teams. Excitement was high...until organizers

pulled the plug the night before the competition due to COVID-

19.

Fast forward to this year. West Jefferson qualified for state

again, this time with one team. On that team were many of the students

who lost out on the state experience last year.

“They had kind of a sense of, ‘We want to finish what we

started,’” said Jenny Siddiqi, the team’s advisor.

The road to state qualification looked much different this time

around. Practices and competitions took place over Zoom, an online

video conferencing platform, instead of in person. The team worked

through the technical challenges of sound, camera angles, and split

screens to facilitate direct- and cross-examinations and to share exhibits.

“At first, we wondered how this was going to work, but it surprisingly

worked pretty well,” said Siddiqi, who co-advises the group

with Marla Farbacher, a local resident and attorney. “It was a lot

to figure out on top of learning about the case.”

Each year, the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, sponsor

of the Ohio Mock Trial Competition, writes an original case based

on a relevant constitutional issue. The case details are presented to

mock trial teams in the fall. Students must prepare arguments for

prosecution and defense.

This year’s case involved a teen accused of murdering a love interest.

When told there was an eyewitness, the teen took a plea

deal. Afterwards, the witness expressed uncertainty about whether

the accused person was actually the person who committed the

crime. With that information, the accused teen wanted to rescind

the plea deal.

In preparing the case, mock trial team members learned about

plea bargaining, the importance of eyewitnesses, and the Brady

rule, which requires prosecutors to disclose exculpatory evidence in

the government’s possession to the defense. Exculpatory evidence

is evidence that could excuse, justify or absolve the alleged fault or

guilt of a defendant.

The West Jefferson students who tackled this year’s case in-

West Jefferson High School’s mock trial team qualified for state competition this year. The team included: (front

row, from left) Raina Peter, Taylor Fry, Harley Johnson, Emma Hostetler; (back row) Riley Marshall, Annabel

Phipps, Olivia Foreman, Jessica Fling, Tennessee Jennings and Autumn Lewis. Not pictured: Grace Kitchen.

cluded:

• prosecution team—junior Tennessee Jennings and

sophomore Autumn Lewis as attorneys; juniors Annabel

Phipps and Grace Kitchen as witnesses;

• defense team—junior Jessica Fling and senior

Emma Hostetler as attorneys; senior Taylor Fry and

junior Riley Marshall as witnesses;

• timekeeper—junior Olivia Foreman;

• alternates—seniors Raina Peter and Harley Johnson.

The team won both trials at district and regionals to

advance to state competition which started on March

11. From among approximately 220 teams statewide,

West Jefferson was one of 19 teams to qualify for state.

The group won their first trial but got knocked out of

the competition after losing the second trial by a few

points. Only four teams made it out of the first two

rounds.

“We were really pleased with how they did. We were

up against a really good team, Orange High School from

northeast Ohio,” Siddiqi said.

About the season overall, she continued, “We went

from not knowing how we were going to do this in the

new format to, at the end of the day, having what I

think is one of the strongest teams West Jefferson has

ever had.”


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Volunteer Opportunities Guide

Madison County is full of opportunities to

volunteer time or donate materials.

Check out the possibilities.

Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

many organizations are closed or

have altered their procedures and need for

volunteers. Be sure to call ahead for details.

This list provides a snapshot of how you can

help these organizations, now and in the future.

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4-H of Madison County

OSU Extension Madison County

217 Elm St., London 43140

Phone: (740) 852-0975

Contact: Frances Nicol

Volunteers needed: 4-H volunteers for

year-round help, as well as volunteers who

have experience with various project areas for

livestock, food and nutrition, cake decorating,

natural resources, woodworking, etc.

Wish list: Monetary donations for youth

scholarships and county resources. Donations

for 4-H Camp Clifton to ensure youth

can attend camp this summer.

Adult Basic Literacy Education

179 S. Main St., London 43140

Phone: (614) 587-5718

Contact: Lynne Alexander

Volunteers needed: Assisting clients with

computer skills, filling out forms, computing

simple math problems, and upgrading general

skills; reading to and with clients; answering

telephones; grading tests.

Wish list: Pens, pencils, tablets, copy

paper, notebooks and binders, sheet protectors,

file folders, pocket notebooks, cartridges

for printers, computer programs, used books,

magazines with labels removed, crayons, coloring

books and puzzle books.

American Red Cross, Central and

Southern Ohio Region

www.redcross.org

Contact: Andy Guidugli, volunteer specialist,

(513) 484-7961, volunteerohio@redcross.org

The positions listed below are currently

where the greatest need lies, however, many

other positions are available; see more info at

www.redcross.org.

Volunteers needed:

• Blood Donor Ambassadors to work local

blood drives welcoming donors, running signin

and helping with snacks for the donors.

• Disaster Action Team (DAT) members to

work with a team to provide timely response

to mainly home fires in Champaign, Clark and

Madison counties and work to be sure that

the residents’ immediate needs are met

(food, shelter and clothing).

• Volunteer Services Volunteers to recruit

and engage volunteers at the American Red

Cross. They work with the Volunteer Services

Department to ensure an adequate workforce

exists to help deliver the Red Cross mission.

Interested individuals can explore all volunteer

opportunities and register to volunteer

by following these directions:

1. Visit www.redcross.org/volunteer

2. Scroll down the page to the red “Find

My Volunteer Opportunity” button and click it.

THANK YOU

The Madison County OSU Extension Office would like to

recognize all of the 4-H Volunteers that play a vital role in

the Madison County 4-H program! You exhibit passion and

dedication in all the hard work you do for the youth in 4-H.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by

what we give” ─ Winston Churchhill. Thank you for

continuing to give your time, talents, and resources to 4-H

and for helping promote positive youth development.

If you are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer, please contact the

Madison County OSU Extension Office at 740-852-0975 or email Frances

Foos, 4-H Educator, at foos.61@osu.edu. There are positions for club/

organizational advisors, resource and project volunteers, and other short

term opportunities throughout the year. Typically applications are due in

February for the upcoming 4-H year.

3. Browse volunteer opportunities in your

community by using the zip code search tool

or interest quiz.

4. Create a username and password in

“Volunteer Connections.”

5. Complete all application steps including

authorizing a background check.

COVID-19 note: Most of the volunteer positions

are still running as ARC provides essential

services to the community. Some have

been modified so that more can be done virtually,

but some still are face-to-face. ARC is

taking extra precautions–sanitizing thoroughly

and providing personal protective equipment

to volunteers and staff.

Food Thru Faith Cupboard

51 W. Center St., London 43140

Phone: (740) 852-4735

Hours: 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday

Wish list: Monetary donations; food donations

of canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni

and cheese, jelly, noodles, pork and

beans, tuna, corn muffin mix, teabags, hot

chocolate; bar soap, toilet tissue.

COVID-19 note: The pantry is operating

under its normal hours. The only difference is

that clients are not permitted in the building.

FMCPT (Friends of Madison County

Parks and Trails)

Phone: (614) 205-6754

Web site: https://fmcpt.com

Contact: Wayne Roberts

Volunteers needed: Trail cleanup; nature

preserve work; new Community Mural Project.

Wish list: Donations to support trail and

camping area maintenance and improvement.

Also, FMCPT memberships which help

finance trail-related projects, sponsored

rides, and activities throughout the year.

Good Samaritan Food Pantry

36 S. Center St., West Jefferson 43162

Phone: (614) 379-3212

Website: www.goodsamfp.com

The pantry is open to Madison County residents

in the 43162 and 43119 zip codes and

in the Canaan and Green Meadows mobile

home communities. Hours are Wednesdays

from 2 to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 11

a.m.

Wish list: Food donations with a special

need for tuna, soup (not vegetable), pasta,

peanut butter, jelly and eggs. Fresh produce

from gardens. Toiletries, soap, toilet tissue.

Monetary donations are always welcome.

COVID-19 note: The pantry continues to

operate. Clients must wait outside until they

are instructed to come in. No more than four

clients are in the pantry area at a time. Everyone

must wear a mask. All clients are being

served in a timely fashion.

HELP House

122 E. Center St., London 43140

Phone: (740) 852-1980 or 852-4844

Contact: Dee Heilman

Volunteers needed: Year-round to sort and

hang clothes (mornings). Help with unloading

food truck on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Stocking shelves. Soup kitchen preparation

and shopping for customers on Mondays

from noon to 6 p.m. Customer shopping and

delivery of customers’ orders to their vehicles

on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Help

with outreach programs. Help with computer

check-ins and general area organization.

Wish list: New children’s socks and underwear

and gently used spring and summer

clothing for newborns through teens; money;

non-perishable food; meat items; personal

care items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant,

feminine hygiene products); baby

care items (large diapers size 4-6, wipes,

baby food); $10 gas cards; plastic bags.

Humane Society

2020 Plain City-Georgesville Rd., West

Jefferson 43162

www.hsmcohio.org

Phone: (614) 879-8368

Contact: Meg Werner or Cathy Leistikow

Public hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.;

Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Closed Mondays

and major holidays.

Volunteers needed: Foster care, walk and

socialize dogs, socialize cats, cat and dog

kennel cleaning, follow-up calls to families

who adopted, fundraising and PR events, festival

events, building maintenance. Go to

hsmcohio.org to fill out a volunteer form.

Wish list: Doggy poop bags, treats for

dogs and cats, toys for dogs and cats, paper

towels, Lysol wipes, gift cards to Staples,

Walmart and Kroger. Purina One dog food.

Purina Complete cat food, Purina Kitten

Chow. Check out the Society's wish list on

amazonsmiles.com; type in "hsmcohio." A

wish list is posted on the Society's website,

as well.

COVID-19 note: The Humane Society is

currently closed to the public. Anyone interested

in adopting a pet is asked to fill out an

application at hsmcohio.org.


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Volunteer Opportunities Guide

Madison County is full of opportunities to

volunteer time or donate materials.

Check out the possibilities.

Hurt-Battelle Memorial Library

270 Lilly Chapel Rd., West Jefferson 43162

Phone: (614) 879-8448

Contact: Chris Siscoe

COVID-19 note: The library is holding off on volunteers

until in-library programs and events can resume.

Wish list: Office supplies, craft materials, and new toys

for giveaways and drawings. The library is not accepting

book and movie donations at this time. Please do not

leave donations outside of the library. Businesses interested

in sponsoring the library’s Summer Reading Program

are asked to contact Director Chris Siscoe.

London Public Library

20 E. First St., London 43140

Phone: (740) 852-9543

Contact: Andy Scaggs

COVID-19 note: The library has suspended its volunteer

opportunities due to COVID-19. When it is possible to

reinstate those opportunities, the library will welcome volunteers

to deliver library items to homebound individuals

and care facilities and assist with programs and other

events. Hours are flexible. Must be at least 14 years old.

London Visual Arts Guild

121 E. First St., London 43140

P.O. Box 362, London

Website: www.londonvisualartsguild.org

Contact: Sandy Fox, (937) 207-7400

Wish list: The guild operates the London Arts Center,

which was renovated over the past year while closed due

to COVID-19 regulations. Classes and exhibits resume in

May. The guild could use tabletop easels, paint brushes,

and canvas boards in various sizes.

Madison County Food Pantry

137 Maple St., London 43140

Phone: (740) 852-5822

Contact: Jim Witwer, (614) 404-4718

Volunteers needed: People to help on short notice.

Open 9-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Help with

bagging food.

Wish list: Hygiene items, canned fruits and vegetables,

meals in a can (stew, meat, spaghetti), tuna, soup, peanut

butter.

COVID-19 note: The pantry continues to operate during

the pandemic. Guests are not permitted in the building;

instead, it’s a drive-up format for picking up goods.

Also, anyone wishing to donate items is asked to call Jim

Witwer to make arrangements.

Madison County Historical Society

260 E. High St., London 43140

Phone: (740) 852-2977

Contact: Ned DeCamp, museum director

Volunteers needed: To help with exhibits, odd jobs,

yard work, data entry, office work, general and spring

cleaning of outdoor venues, and repair, washing and ironing

of costumes. The museum is open 1 to 4 p.m. every

Wednesday and Sunday.

Wish list: Monetary donations, paper products, and

other items (call for details).

Madison Health

210 N. Main St., London 43140

Contact: Jamie Adams, (740) 845-7052

Volunteers needed: Reception desk (greeting and

wayfinding), gift shop cashiers, mail sorting and delivery

within the hospital. special project volunteers to assist

with bulk mailings and events, such as the Memorial Golf

Classic, Heartfelt Holidays, Lights of Love and Auxiliary

fundraisers.

COVID Note: Madison Health is returning some volunteers

to service and will be adding additional volunteers

as appropriate.

Madison County Senior Center

280 W. High St., London 43140

Phone: (740) 852-3001

Contact: Janisse Williams

Volunteers needed: Kitchen, dining room, telephone

calls to shut-ins.

COVID-19 note: The center is currently closed and will

remain so until it is deemed safe for senior members to interact

with each other. For that reason, no volunteers are

needed at this time.

Meals on Wheels

Lifecare Alliance

P.O. Box 187, London 43140

Phone: (740) 845-7325

Contact: Leah Baird

Volunteers needed: To deliver lunches to shut-ins and

senior citizens in Madison County. Various routes available.

Any schedule can be accommodated, from once a

month to five times a week. Flexible, 45 to 60 minutes per

route. Minimum age: driving age (ride-along helpers may

be younger).

COVID-19 note: Meals on Wheels is still delivering

meals in Madison County. Due to the pandemic, the delivery

process has changed to ensure social distancing for

clients. Last year, the program experienced a surge of volunteers

at the start of the pandemic. Those number have

decreased as people have returned to work. In the meantime,

the number of people qualifying for meals has increased.

As a result, there is a great need for volunteers.

Mt. Sterling Community Center

164 E. Main St., Mount Sterling 43143

Phone: (740) 869-2453

Contact: Megan Witteman

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-

6 p.m.

COVID-19 note: The community center has suspended

opportunities for new volunteers due to COVID-

19. When it is possible to reinstate those opportunities,

the center will welcome volunteers to stock shelves for

the food pantry, work the reception desk, help with toddler

and youth activities, monitor open gym, help with the

community garden, help with fundraising, and assist with

the summer lunch program and special events.

Wish list: Non-perishable food; financial donations.

Mount Sterling Community Museum

60 W. Columbus St., Mount Sterling 43143

Phone: (740) 869-9305

Director: Steve Chambers

Wish list: Donated or loaned artifacts. Subject display periods will

be announced throughout the year. Monetary donations and old photos

of Mount Sterling welcomed. The museum also is looking for

Mount Sterling and Madison-Plains high school yearbooks, especially

one from the 1980s.

COVID-19 note: The museum is open but no events or programs

are planned at this time.

Mount Sterling Public Library

60 W. Columbus St., Mount Sterling 43143

Phone: (740) 869-2430

Contacts: Sharon Morgan/Steve Brindza

Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.;

Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Volunteers needed: The library would like to take this opportunity to

thank all of its volunteers of years past. Due to the ongoing pandemic,

the library is not accepting new volunteers at this time. If you are a student

age 16 and up and in need of service hours, the library will work

with you to accomplish this. The library hopes to return to accepting

volunteer applications in the months ahead.

Wish list: Monetary or material donations.

COVID-19 note: The library is open to the public with programming

returning in April.

Plain City Food Pantry

156 W. Main St., Plain City 43064

Phone: (614) 733-0909

Contact: Bonnie Chuha

Volunteers needed: On Mondays and Fridays to unload trucks,

8:30-11:30 a.m.; on Saturdays to load clients’ cars with food, 9 a.m.-

noon. Volunteers also are needed to help in the food pantry thrift shop.

Wish list: Non-perishable food, including canned low-sugar fruit,

canned low- or no-sodium vegetables, tuna fish, macaroni and

cheese, spaghetti sauce, noodles, cake mixes, meals in a can with

pull-top lids. Toiletries and other personal items, such as toilet paper,

soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, and laundry soap.

COVID-19 note: Clients are not permitted in the building. They are

asked to pull around to the back of the building and stay in their cars.

Volunteers will bring food to their cars. The pantry is open to the public

on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon.


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Volunteer Opportunities Guide

Madison County is full of opportunities to

volunteer time or donate materials.

Check out the possibilities.

Special Olympics

510 Elm St., London 43140

Phone: (740) 852-7052, ext. 1917

E-mail:

lincoln.comer@madison.oh.gov

Contact: Lincoln Comer

Volunteers needed: Coaches, chaperones,

and unified partners to assist

with Special Olympics events. Madison

County competes year round in softball,

bocce, soccer, volleyball, golf, bowling,

basketball, alpine skiing, track, power

lifting, equestrian events and flag football.

Wish list: Monetary donations for uniforms,

sports equipment and tournament

expenses.

COVID-19 note: The Summer Games

and many other Special Olympics events

have been cancelled. The best case scenario

is softball starting sometime in July.

“This is so depressing for the athletes,

their families and myself,” said Lincoln

Comer, director of Special Olympics

and community recreation for the Madison

County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

“But with a little luck, we all pull

through unscathed and that is what truly

matters. My greatest hope is that people

rediscover the importance of family and

friends during the crisis.”

Welcome Table

Meals served at St. Paul AME

Church, 11 W. Center St., London 43140

P.O. Box 162, London

Contact: Michelle Budd, (614) 330-

0252

Volunteers needed: Individuals or

groups to prepare meals which are distributed

on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. A

limited number of volunteers are packaging

the food and handing it out.

Wish list: Paper supplies, styrofoam

cups, plates, large and small bowls,

utensils, Reynold’s Wrap, sugar, paper

towels, coffee, creamer, and cash donations.

COVID-19 note: Welcome Table continues

to serve meals during the pandemic,

but all are carryout. Guests are

not permitted inside the building.

Clean-up crew at trailhead

Friends of Madison County Parks & Trails volunteers cleaned up the primitive camping area

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Clean-Up Day in London

The Downtown London Association is organizing

a cleanup day in downtown London.

Anyone interested in helping is asked

to meet at 2 p.m. April 18 in the city parking

lot next to Loving Care Hospice. Bring gloves

and rakes. Trash bags will be provided.

Baked Steak Dinner

First United Methodist Church, 52 N.

Main St., London, is hosting its 59th semiannual

spring dinner on April 27 for 4 to 7

p.m. The dinner will be served in a drivethrough

format. The church is not permitted

to serve walk-up or carryout meals due to

COVID-19 restrictions. The meal includes a

choice of baked steak or pork tenderloin,

real mashed potatoes, seasoned green

beans, chocolate Texas sheet cake, homemade

cole slaw, ice cream and water.

Pancake/Sausage Breakfast

and Silent Auction

The Friends of Madison County Parks &

Trails (FMCPT) will hold their annual pancake

and sausage breakfast as a drivethrough

event from 8 to 10 a.m. May 22 at

the Madison County Senior Center, 280 W.

High St., London. The cost is $7 and includes

pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs,

a fruit cup, and water or juice.

The annual silent auction has moved online.

Bidding is open now through May 15.

New and gently used items are up for bid.

For details, go to www.charityauctionsto-

day.com/auctions/FMCPT-Silent-Auction-

2021-21641. Winning bidders can pick up

their items during the pancake breakfast

drive-through on May 22, 8-10 a.m. The alternate

pickup day is May 23, 11 a.m.-noon,

at the senior center.

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

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.

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

164 E. Main St., (740) 869-2453.

April 12-17—10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, walking

in the gym

community calendar

April 13—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 14—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 15—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.

April 17—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.

• Curbside Service and Limited In-Library

Services. Monday, Wednesday and

Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday,

10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2

p.m.

• 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.

• Princess Tea. Program bags for the annual

Princess Tea are of limited supply.

Stop by the library as soon as possible starting

at 10 a.m. April 12.

• Button Blossoms. This month’s Adult

Program To Go features creating spring art

with buttons. Bags will be available first

come, first served through curbside pickup

starting April 12.

• Library Board Meeting. The board will

meet at the library at 6 p.m. April 13. The

building and grounds committee will meet

prior to the normal meeting at 5 p.m. To attend,

contact the director at siscoe@hbmlibrary.org.

• Prom Dress Drive. Prom attire is available

at the library throughout the month of

April. You do not need an appointment to

browse the selections. To donate a dress, call

the information desk at (614) 879-8448.

Mount Sterling Library

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

www.mtsterlingpubliclibrary.org. The library

is open with regular hours and continues

to offer curbside pickup.

• Preschool Storytime. The library has

reinstated preschool storytime. Sessions

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

group is for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

• Friends of the Library. The group will

resume in-person meetings with their next

meeting on 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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Vigilance required when walking furry friend

I rarely watch PBS—too much culture for my crude existence. But

recently, I stumbled across something exciting on PBS’s “Masterpiece’—a

new adaptation of the 1978-1990 series, “All Creatures

Great and Small,” the story of a 1930s veterinarian, James Herriot,

set in Yorkshire, a historic county in England. I loved reading the

books that inspired the original series. The new series is=s truly excellent—better

than the original—and I’m glad to see it will be back

for another season. Watching it turned back the pages to my college

days when I lived and worked at a veterinary clinic much like the

one portrayed in the books and no TV.

The veterinarian I worked for was very much like Herriot. His

practice was split about 80 percent small animals and 20 percent

large animals. His life was his work. He was totally dedicated to it

as many vets were in those days. There were no after-hour emergency

clinics in those days. He or his associate was on call 24/7/365.

It was not unusual for me to get a middle-of-the-night call in my

downstairs clinic apartment to assist with an emergency. We’d head

out to a dairy farm for a calving or milk fever case, perform surgery

in the clinic for dogs hit by cars, or remove quills from a dog that

tangled with a porcupine. A recent dog walk triggered a flashback

to one specific emergency.

We’d just locked up the clinic after a long day. I was back in my

tiny apartment where I had just finished de-doggyfying myself with

a long shower. The clinic intercom phone rang. “Dave, got a dog

emergency coming in, going to need you.” The vet’s house was attached

to the clinic, just like Herriot’s was.

Within minutes, we were back in the clinic and the dog arrived—

a very heavy, full grown Saint Bernard. He was bleeding profusely

from multiple areas. The owner said the dog lunged through the living

room window when another dog walked by outside. He shattered

the glass, sustaining several severed veins and arteries and

injured tissue. He was in bad shape, and I could see concern in the

doctor’s eyes.

Surgery lasted for quite some time, but the doctor got him sewn

back together and the bleeding stopped. His loyal clinic resident

dog, a docile Chesapeake Bay retriever named Lancer, graciously

donated much needed blood, something he’d been called on to do a

few times before. The injured dog beat the odds and went on to recover.

Memories of that night came back as I walked my dog and went

by a house that always worries me. It has two large-breed dogs that

stand on top of the living room couch and lunge repeatedly at the

window, barking like guard dogs as we walk by. When there’s full

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sunlight, you can see the glass

move. I always let out a sigh of

relief when we get by. So far, the

window has held. But who

knows? Two big dogs lunging

with all their weight, hitting the window at the exact

same time in a certain way? They’re tempting fate. I

can’t understand why the owners continue to ignore the

obvious, ominous risk.

That situation happens more than you’d think. But

it’s usually the smaller breeds, so I don’t worry as much.

Many dogs (and a few neighbors) let us know we’re not

welcome as we walk by. That’s natural and fine, so long

as they are contained. Some even wag their tails in

friendship and whine at the front door. A few have managed

to burst out the front door and come at us, not in

friendship. Years ago, one came at my dog, and I got

tangled in the leash and pulled down. Luckily, we were

able to get things under control without any damage to

me or the dogs.

It all comes down to responsibility and anticipation.

If you are a responsible dog owner, you anticipate and

assess situations and react accordingly to prevent obvious

risks. If you are not and do neither, things can

happen, sometimes bad things. I live with the memory

of jury duty in 1987, when we heard the case of a little

girl who was mauled by two dogs that escaped a poorly

secured back porch. It was a senseless tragedy that a

little forethought could have prevented.

When I go for a walk, I keep my eyes far ahead. If I

see a situation that might present a problem, often a

loose dog, I try to avoid it by waiting or changing my

route. There are times I can’t avoid it and try to prepare

myself. Controlling my large dog can be difficult. Sometimes,

I must yell at the top of my lungs at a loose, rapidly

approaching, aggressive dog while dragging my

large dog out of harm’s way. It leaves me exhausted and

my dog puffing and panting.

Dogs have Houdini genes and can be incredible escape

artists. It’s natural for some to answer the distant

call of the wild, especially if they are bored or don’t get

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regular exercise. They find

ways to get out of their enclosures.

Sometimes, the owners

don’t realize until hours later

that they are gone. Meanwhile,

the loose dogs are dodging

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successfully, or wreaking

havoc with other dogs in the

neighborhood or beyond.

When the dogs return, their

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the escape route. Soon, the jail

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A popular neighborhood

website is always filled with

dog notice postings: lost,

found, two large dogs seen

running down… Has anyone

seen.., etc. It’s disconcerting

how many active posts there

are, but also encouraging how

fast helpful responses come in from concerned neighbors.

They often result in happy resolutions. But sometimes

the posts remain unresolved and sometimes

resolved, but on a sad note.

Situations arise with dogs, things happen, and they

will get loose. That’s understandable and acceptable

under the assumption the owner recognizes it shouldn’t

and deals with it. Maybe that’s the root of the problem.

Perhaps a few just don’t realize things can happen or

refuse to deal with it. We’ve all asked the question,

“Why do they even have a dog?” Some folks just

shouldn’t have one. They just aren’t prepared to accept

the responsibilities and, apparently, just aren’t able to

comprehend the far-ranging risks.

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Find out what your soil needs by doing a test

ask a master

gardener

Jane Kutzley

Right now, before gardening is in full

swing, is the best time to do a soil test. You

will have the results back in time for most

of the planting to be done this season and

will know exactly what your soil needs for

maximum productivity.

Why do a soil test? A soil test will provide

information about the nutrients currently in

your soil and, more importantly, what is

needed. This is valuable both for growing

lush gardens and for thick healthy lawns. It

could very well pay for itself in money saved

on unneeded fertilizers because you will

know exactly what is needed. No more applying

a little of this “just in case” or some

of that because “I always do.”

You will also be able to match soil pH (a

measure of acidity) to the appropriate

plants. Most soils in Madison County are

somewhat alkaline. Plants that prefer a

more acidic environment (such as azaleas)

will not thrive in alkaline soil and should be

eliminated from consideration. Blueberries

also prefer acidic soil so, rather than planting

blueberries in the garden, Madison

County gardeners should choose a variety of

blueberries bred for growing in containers.

It will be much easier to control the soil pH

Madison Messenger staffers won several

awards in the 2020 MACPA (Mid-Atlantic

Community Papers Association) editorial

contest.

Staff writer Theresa Hennis won first

place in the COVID-19 coverage category

with “Taking grassroots approach to helping

in crisis,” a story about one woman’s efforts

to collect care package items for nursing

home residents and recruit seamstresses to

sew masks for frontline workers.

In the same category, editor Kristy Zurbrick

took second place with “Painting a

new way to celebrate graduation,” a story

Before planting, test your soil to see what nutrients it needs and to determine its pH levels.

in a container than in the garden bed.

Frequently, a soil test will offer information

as to why a particular plant failed to

thrive. For example, yellowing, or chlorosis

of a plant’s leaves, can often be diagnosed

by a soil test. Armed with knowledge, you

can apply exactly the right nutrient(s) for

improved growth.

How do you do a soil test? It’s easy and

reasonably quick. Call the Madison County

Messenger staffers win awards

about Jonathan Alder Local Schools’ creative

solutions to honoring graduating seniors

during the pandemic.

Zurbrick also earned an honorable mention

in the feature story category for her

piece, “To the tune of 101 years old,” about

London resident Waveline Kelso.

Staff writer Dedra Cordle took second

place in the feature story category for “She

is London’s first state wrestling champ,”

about London teen Grace Jones, who won

the 116-pound class at Ohio’s first girls’

state wrestling championship.

Extension Office at (740) 852-0975 and ask

about obtaining the test kit(s) and about information

as to where the soil samples

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should be sent. Follow the instructions that

come with the kit as closely as possible,

using one kit per growing area. Mail them

in, along with the small testing fee, and

wait. When your results are returned, examine

them closely, then call the Extension

Office again to set up an appointment to

talk to the Extension agent or the Extension

educator about interpreting the results.

That’s it!

Here is a very helpful website that will

give you complete instructions and more

reasons to do soil testing:

https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1132.

Test before you grow. This is one test you

cannot fail!

Jane Kutzley is a member of the Madison

County Master Gardeners. Watch for details

about the program’s new Ask A Master Gardener

Help Line, coming soon.

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long as they are not libelous or slanderous. Letters that do not have a signature, address

and telephone number, or that are signed with a pseudonym, will be rejected.

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numbers will not be published.

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his granddaughter, Sera.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents,

Robert and Mary Fryer, and his loving

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Fryer,and Emily Fryer; brother, David (Linda) Fryer; sisters, Susan

(Jimmy) Blue and Sandy (Kenny) Black; and granddaughter, Sera

Fryer.

Arrangements were handled by Porter-Tidd Funeral Home,

Mount Sterling.

JONES (RALPH)

Ralph Allen Jones, 85, of London, Ohio, went home to the waiting

arms of the Lord and many family and friends on April 2, 2021,

at Grant Medical Center after a courageous two-year journey with

cancer. Born in Columbus, Ohio, on April 16, 1935, to John

Ellsworth Jones and Mary Elizabeth Terry Jones, Ralph was the

eldest of three sons. He married the love of his life, Elsie Jean Colwell

Jones, on July 31, 1957. From this bond a daughter, Jacqueline

Sue Jones Holton of London, was born in 1964.

Ralph was rarely idle with his hands, his mind or his heart. He

worked in his workshop until his health would not allow him, only

recently, although he was still thinking of things he could do when

he got better. He began his woodworking/carpentry apprenticeship

with his father and grandfather at the age of 13 and had worked in

the trade ever since while working other jobs on the side along the

way. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union and helped erect

dormitories for the Ohio State University, as an example. He helped

design and build the original Cowling Park shelter house in London,

a project he was proud to be a part of. He worked numerous factory

jobs including his turn in the ranks at the Brillo plant. He dabbled

in horse racing and rodeos, riding Brahma bulls, and feather weight

boxing.

In his later years, Ralph became known for furniture building,

repair and refinishing. He was a forum admin on Wood Magazine

where he did tutorials and quizzes, deeply engraining himself in

the woodworking community worldwide. His last formal employment

position was that of carpentry teacher at the Madison Correctional

Institute.

During his life, he was also committed to the military. He joined

the Marines and was on the front lines in

the Korean conflict. After the Marines, he

signed up for the Army National Guard and

later the Air Force Reserves, from which he

retired in 1995. During his military career,

Ralph earned silver stars and two Purple

Hearts, among numerous other awards. He

was active in VFW Post 1176. He performed

taps every Memorial Day with the group at

all London ceremonies for 42 consecutive

years.

In his spare time throughout his life,

Ralph played a wash tub bass and harmonicas

in various country, gospel and bluegrass

music groups. He performed at the

Grand Ole’ Opry, Renfro Valley and local

venues and festivals.

Although he was a hard worker, he had

a sense of humor and was very proud of his

family. He was always quick to tell a joke or

tease.

Ralph is survived by: his daughter;

granddaughter, Desiree Holton (Nick De-

Vivo) of California; step-grandson, Kenneth

W. (Rebekah) Holton of Georgia; step-greatgrandson,

Kenneth D. Holton of London;

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step-great-granddaughter, Madison Holton; step-great-great-grandchildren;

numerous nieces and nephews; brothers- and sisters-inlaw;

cousins and friends. He also leaves behind his beloved fur kids,

Geovoni and Patches. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Elsie;

son-in-law, Michael Holton; parents; brothers, Ronald E. Jones and

Raymond A. Jones; grandparents; numerous beloved aunts, uncles,

brothers- and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Although Ralph’s hands are now idle, the creativity, work ethic,

drive and love of country and life will carry on through his family

that he cherished and his work will be dabbled throughout the lives

of those who he shared his work with. Never to be forgotten. Oh,

the stories he could tell. If he touched your life in one way or another,

please continue his story.

The family would like to thank the Madison Health Oncology

Team for their amazing care, concern and compassion during his

journey. Appreciation also goes to the crew at the M&M Diner for

treating him so special.

Public visitation was set for 4-7 p.. April 9 in Eberle-Fisher Funeral

Home and Crematory, London. Public funeral services were

set for 1 p.m. April 10 at the funeral home with Pastor Virgil Green

officiating, followed by interment with military honors in Somerford

Township Cemetery. Covid-19 guidelines will be followed. You can

attend the outdoor interment at the cemetery and not attend the

funeral service, if you wish. Condolences for the family may be sent

to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

MARTIN

James R. Martin, 85, of London died on April 2, 2021, in Grant

Hospital, Columbus. Born on Jan. 1, 1936, in Madison County, he

was the son of James T.L. and Gwyneth Lois (Shepherd) Martin.

For over 30 years, Jim worked for North American Rockwell, where

he retired as a manager. A member of First Presbyterian Church,

he also belonged to Chandler Lodge 138 F&AM, AASR Valley of

Columbus, Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the SAR, First Families

of Ohio, The OSU Marching Band, AARP Ohio and the Madison

County Senior Center.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 63 years, Frances Ann (Mc-

Cormack) Martin; son, Jeffrey Todd (Kim) Martin; daughter, Maria

Gwyn (David) Hill; grandchildren, Jacob, Benjamin, Hannah and

J.T. Martin, Caleb and Ira Gill and Hailey Hill; great-grandchild,

Jackson W.H. Gill; sisters, Theda (Charles) Carson and Eleanor

(Fred) Ballard; niece, Carrie (Tony) Worthington; and nephews,

Greg and Randy Smith. He was preceded in death by his greatgrandchild,

A.J. Gill.

Per Jim’s request, there were no services and cremation will take

place. The family is being served by Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home

and Crematory, London. Condolences may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

PARKER

Diana E. “Sue” Parker, 72, of London died on March 31, 2021, in

her residence. Born on April 26, 1948, in London, she was a daughter

of William and Lucille (Evans) Carpenter. Diana was a former

teacher at Trinity Christian Academy and attended Pentecostal

Church of Christ in London, where she was a Sunday School teacher

and assisted with the bus ministry of the church.

She is survived by: her husband of 54 years, Charles W. Parker;

daughter, Charma Parker; son, Douglas (Shannon) Parker, both of

Tennessee; grandsons, Ross Schwartz, Nathaniel Parker and

Jayston Parker; sister, Linda (Roy) Weese of Point Pleasant; several

nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Betty Carpenter. She was

preceded in death by: her parents; grandson, Charles Schwartz;

brothers, James and David Carpenter; sisters, Dixie Puckett and

Sandy Alexander.

Funeral services were held on April 6 in Eberle-Fisher Funeral

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

Interment followed in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Memorial

contributions may be made to: International Pentecostal Church,

3333 E. National Road, Springfield, OH 45505. Condolences may be

sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.


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Lifeline of Ohio breaks record, saves 446 lives

Lifeline of Ohio passed the most significant

benchmark in its 35-year history: 446

lives saved in 2020 through organ donation

and transplantation. This number reflects

the largest amount of lives saved and healed

in the organization’s history.

Serving central and southeast Ohio, Lifeline

of Ohio coordinated lifesaving gifts from

165 organ donors in 2020, resulting in 517

organs transplanted. In addition, the organization

recovered healing gifts of tissue from

584 donors, while 234 cornea donors gave

the gift of sight. Newer to Lifeline of Ohio is

their Placenta Donation Program which acquired

199 placentas in 2020.

“In a year of unthinkable loss, our donors

and their families made it possible for 446

people to celebrate 2020 as the year they received

the gift of life, and thousands of others

to see the future with new eyes, less pain

and more healing,” said Kent Holloway,

CEO. “We continue to be thankful for each

of our donors, the dedication of our staff

members and the transplant programs we

are fortunate to work with.”

Tyler Parker is among the lives saved in

2020 by donors. He was born in 2007 with a

congenital liver disease which eventually

obituaries

led to his need for a transplant. Nearly two

years after being added to the national

transplant waiting list, Tyler and his family

received the call on March 13, 2020, that a

liver was available. Post-transplant, Tyler,

13, is thriving and is active, able to go to

school and be a great big brother to his two

little sisters.

“A selfless donor gave my family a second

chance at life through an incredible liver

transplant,” said Tyler’s mother, Holly. “I

will be forever grateful and humbled to have

my son alive and well.”

Lifeline of Ohio serves 78 hospitals in 38

counties in Ohio, including Madison County,

and two in West Virginia. In 2020, the organization

worked closely with donor families

and transplant centers to ensure every

opportunity for donation was maximized to

save the greatest number of lives. Although

a record number of lives were saved through

donation in 2020, there are more than 3,000

men, women and children in Ohio waiting

for an organ transplant and hundreds more

await tissue and corneal transplants.

To register in the Ohio Donor Registry,

visit https://lifelineofohio.org/register-as-adonor/.

JONES (ZY’AIRAH)

Zy’airah Lee’andrya Nicole Jones, 7

weeks old, of London died on March 29,

2021, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Born on Feb. 6, 2021, in Grove City, she was

the daughter of Catherine Ferriman and Jeremy

Jones.

She is survived by: her mother and father;

Auntie Grandma Ashley Kuebler;

brothers, Denzel and Xavier Jones; grandparents,

Carmen Jones, Alan Detty, and

Tammy Detty; great-grandmother, Tonya

Buchanan; aunts and uncles, Jermaine

Jones, Jamie Jones, Tracie Jones, Daniel

Detty, Jennifer Kidder, Jimmy Kuebler,

Elizabeth Kesler, April Wilson, and Billy

Kesler; many cousins including Cyonna

Shumway, Whitney Jones, Auria Jones,

Jaysmyn Jones, Kellon Bolin, Jayla Bolin,

Jallisa Bolin, Carolyn Hoosier, and Richard

Hoosier; and her godmother, Oshzina

“Naya” Colwell.

A graveside service and interment was

held on April 6 at Oak Hill Cemetery with

Rev. Mike Hodge officiating. The family was

served by Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and

Crematory, London. Condolences may be

sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

HENRY

Jerry L. Henry, 60, of London died on

March 24, 2021, in Toledo. Born on Dec. 8,

1960, in Columbus, he was the son of

Thomas Lealon and Jewell (Griffith) Henry.

Jerry excelled at landscaping and construction,

especially carpentry. He loved fishing,

music and going to concerts, cooking, tinkering,

the Cleveland Browns, was a habitual

bike rider and was a great storyteller. He

was always willing to lend a helping hand

to whomever needed one.

Survivors include: his daughter, Hannah

Marie Henry; stepson, Brandon Kennedy;

siblings, Tom (Shari) Henry, Bill Henry,

Mary Lou (Buck) Daily and twin sister

Jenny (Brad) Hunter; many nieces and

nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by:

his father and mother; son, Clay; brothers,

Richard “Dick” and John; sister, Joy; and

good friend, Donnie Farquhar.

Funeral services were held on April 9 in

Newport Church of Christ in Christian

Union with Bill Henry officiating. Interment

followed in Kirkwood Cemetery, London.

The family was served by

Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory,

London, where condolences may be

sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.


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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 60

South Walnut Street, London, Ohio, or online at the London City website:

www.londonohio.gov

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delivery of a community reinvestment area agreement, and declaring an emergency

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in contracts of the State of Ohio Department of Transportaon

Date of passage: 04/01/21

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Date of passage: 04/01/21

Amy Rees

Clerk of London City Council

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PUBLIC NOTICE

MM2021229

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

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MM2021230

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

PROBATE DIVISION, JUVENILE COURT

Case No. 22130005 & 22130006

Summons By Publication

In the Matter of

Rn E (F) & La E (F)

Alleged Dependent Children

To: Ashley Edmonds, LKA 1048 Sheffield Blvd. Apt. E., London, OH 43140

Dalton Edmonds, LKA 1048 Sheffield Blvd., Apt. E., London, OH 43140

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

Ohio/Madison County Children Services, alleging dependency of

Rn E (F), DOB 12/04/2017 and La E (F), DOB 02/07/2019, pursuant

to O.R.C. 2151.04. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled on

Monday, April 19, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. and an adjudication hearing

has been scheduled on Monday, May 17, 2021, at 2:30 p.m.at the

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

43140, and at the call of the Court thereafter.

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

notice of said complaint is hereby provided in accordance with the

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

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

representation upon request. If you believe that you qualify,

contact the Court at (740) 852-0760.

CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN

Juvenile Judge

Madison County, Ohio

MM APRIL 11, 2021

MM2021228

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

PROBATE DIVISION, JUVENILE COURT

Case No. 22130001

Summons By Publication

In the Matter of

Cr L (M)

Alleged Dependent Child

To: Breanne Earles, 186 Washington Ave., London, OH 43140

John Levings, II, LKA 305 E. Columbus Ave., Bellefountaine, OH 43311

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

Ohio/Madison County Children Services, alleging dependency of

Cr L (M), DOB 09/15/2009, pursuant to O.R.C. 2151.04. A pretrial

hearing has been scheduled on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 2:15

p.m. and an adjudication hearing has been scheduled on

Monday, May 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Madison County

Juvenile Court, 1 North Main Street, London, OH 43140, and at

the call of the Court thereafter.

You are indicated as being the parents of said minor 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 11, 2021

MM2021231

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

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the City Law Director or the City Auditor at 20 South Walnut Street,

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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

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Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on Tuesday

April 20, 2021 - 7:00 pm at 20 South Walnut Street to

hear the following case(s):

Applicant/Owner: James Harper is requesting a variance

to exceed the maximum lot coverage at the subject

property 314 Jacob Lane.

Applicant: Paul Rausch / Owner: London Madison Road

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On Site Laundry Available

HUD Vouchers Accepted

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xEmployment

External Job Posting

Public Service Street Labor and Maintenance Worker Full Time

The Village of West Jefferson is accepting applications for a Permanent Full-

Time Public Service Street Labor and Maintenance Worker. This position will

work in the Street and Parks Departments and may help and assist in the Water

and Wastewater Departments as needed. This person will perform physical labor

shoveling and raking asphalt, concrete, sand, dirt, leaves, snow and other road

construction materials. They may also be required to operate small to light

equipment including chain saws, weed-eaters, chippers, leaf vac’s, mowers,

generators, air compressors, hydraulic tools, jackhammers, snow plows, bucket

trucks, street sweepers, and other equipment.

This position will report directly to the Public Service Supervisor. A high school

diploma or GED, and a valid commercial driver’s license class B and preferably a

class A. The pay range for this job classification is $19.00 up to $23.68 for the

2021 year. The work hours are generally 7:30 am to 4:00 pm however emergency

and scheduled overtime is required and mandatory and or hours are flexible

dependent on the need. The Village of West Jefferson is an equal opportunity

employer and offers a competitive wage and benefit package. A detailed job

description and questions may be obtained in the office of the Director of Public

Service at 28 E. Main Street, West Jefferson, Ohio.

Interested applicants shall complete a Village of West Jefferson application

which can be obtained online at “westjeffersonohio.gov” or at Village Hall 28

E. Main Street, West Jefferson, Ohio 43162 and submitted no later than 4:00 pm.

April 19th.

WANTED

Host/Hostess • Back-Up Cooks

Grill • Servers • Dishwashers

You Can Work 29+ Hrs. Based on

Your Availability & Performance

Immediate Full/Part-time Openings

We Offer:

• Weekly Pay

• Paid Training

• No Tip Sharing

• Paid Vacation

• Employee Meal Discount

• Position/Salary Advancement Plan

• Discount Purchase Plan

Apply online at crackerbarrel.com/careers for

Grove City Location 614-871-1444

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• Monday-Friday

• Health Insurance • Paid time off

Now Hiring

Apply at: www.lneohio.com/job-seekers

Or Call 614-442-7703

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Attention: If you or aloved

one worked around the

pesticide Roundup

(glyphosate) for at least 2

years and has been diagnosed

with non-Hodgkin’s

lymphoma, you may be

entitled to compensation.

855-341-5793

INSURANCE

Low Cost Insurance

lowcostburialsolutions.com

HELP WANTED

HIRING

Weekend

Bartenders

Apply at

EAGLES 950

16 S. Union,

London OH

Between 11:00-11:00

Immediate

Openings

5/2 M

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

Jefferson Local Schools is seeking

conscientious and safety oriented

individuals to fill both regular and

substitute bus driver positions.

Regular positions start at $17.89/hr.

plus benefits &

Substitute positions at $16.00/hr.

We will provide training for the

right candidate!

Come join the Roughrider team!

Applications are available online at

www.west-jefferson.k12.oh.us or at

906 W. Main St.

West Jefferson, OH 43162

Contact 614-801-2195

with any questions.

INDEPENDENT

CONTRACTORS

NEEDED:

Deliver The Columbus Dispatch in the

London area.

Requires early hours, ability to work on

your own. Dedication and

dependable transportation needed

Make up to $300 weekly

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Call, text (614-496-1715) or

email rcottman@dispatch.com

DRIVERS WANTED

• Home Daily

• Class A CDL (can assist with tanker endorsements)

• benefits offered: health insurance, retirement, paid

vacation, uniforms

• annual income between 60 and 100K

• no slip seating

We are essential workers

If interested contact:

PENCE’S MILK TRANSPORT

Germantown, Ohio

Cell: 937-313-0768 Office: 937-696-2032

HELP WANTED

Janitorial

Position

Available

Deer Creek Lake

Daytime hours

$17.00/hr

Call

800-284-0112 or

cuiservices.com

for info & application

4/11 M

HELP WANTED

FOOD

MANUFACTURING

OPERATORS

1st Shift, FT-PT Avail.

Competitive wages

Health/Dental/Vision Ins.

Matching 401K

740-852-9243

ksmith@ohioprocessors.com

244 E. 1st St.

London, 43140 4/18

M

WANT TO BUY

WANTS TO Purchase

minerals and other oil &

gas interests. Send details

to: P.O. Box 13557,

Denver, CO 80201

BE YOUR OWN BOSS!

INDEPENDENT

CONTRACTORS

WANTED

If you have a reliable

car and would like to

earn extra money,

then why not deliver?

• Deliver 1 or 2 days a week

• Flexible delivery hours

• Work close to home - often

in or near your neighborhood

CONTACT US

1-888-837-4342

www.thebag.com

• Deliver 7 days a week

• Delivery before dawn

• Work close to home - often

in or near your neighborhood

CONTACT US

614-461-8585

www.dispatch.com/delivery

WANT TO BUY

We Buy Junk Cars &

Trucks. Highest Prices

Paid. 614-395-8775

ANTIQUES

WANTED

Victrolas, Watches,

Clocks, Bookcases

Antiques, Furn.

Jeff 614-262-0676

or 614-783-2629

MISCELLANEOUS

FOR SALE

TORO Riding Mower

Model #1438-$450, Great

cond. 740-506-0335

Different Mowers

Different Prices. Very good

mowers - 937-324-3444

Epson WF360 Color Printer-$50,

Martin Acoustic

Guitar model D1251-$650,

Brinkley Towable Yard

Sweeper-$100. OBO. All

like new. 740-506-0335

RENTALS

102 Elmhurst, London

3 BR house. $1000 mo

$1000 dep. 614-419-3852

VACATION RENTALS

Englewood, Florida

Palm Manor Resort

Within minutes of white

sand Gulf beaches,

world famous Tarpon

fishing, golf courses, restaurants/shopping,

Bush

Gardens. 2 BR 2 BA

condos with all ammenities,

weekly/monthly, visit

www.palmmanor.com

or call 1-800-848-8141

City of London

Water Department

The City of London Board of Public Utilities is

accepting applications for a

Water Department Assistant Operator

beginning 8:00AM, April 5, 2021 until

4:00PM April 16, 2021.

Applications and the job description may be

picked up at the Board of Public Utilities office at

20 S. Walnut Street, Suite 104, London, Ohio 43140

Monday through Friday, 8:00AM until 4:00PM.

Applications can also be downloaded from the

City of London website at Londonohio.gov

The pay range for this position is $18.40 ~$22.40,

this is a second shift position with weekends and

holidays.

No Applications will be accepted after

April 16th at 4:00PM.

City of London

Please send applications to:

City of London Board of Public Utilities

PO Box 649, London, Ohio 43140

“The City of London is an Equal Opportunity Employer”

Penske Logistics seeks warehouse associates, order

selector/picker/forklift operator, to become part of our

excellent team in Groveport, OH. This is a great

opportunity for individuals who are safety conscious

and have a pleasant, outgoing attitude who want to

excel in a warehouse environment. Multiple shifts

available.

Penske values the well-being of our employees and

their families. That's why we offer competitive wages

and a wide range of benefits, including medical and

dental insurance, 401k and pension plans, flexible

dependent care and medical spending accounts,

spouse and child life insurance, employee referral

bonus, and discount with Penske partners.

833-320-1201

Local New Construction

Plumbing Contractor

seeking experienced

Rough & Finish Plumbers.

Please visit our website for more information

and to apply on line at:

http://plumbingsolutionscolumbus.com/employment/

or call, 614.235.6007


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xClassified Services

INFORMATION

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LOOK TO

THE PROFESSIONALS

IN OUR

SERVICE DIRECTORY

For Service

“That Is Out Of This World”

GARAGE DOORS GARAGE DOORS ROOFING ROOFING TREE SERVICE TREE SERVICE

Jeff Boyd

Tree Trimming

Tree Removal

Stump Grinding

FREE ESTIMATES

740-845-LAWN

BLACKTOP

SANTIAGO’S

Sealcoating & Services LLC

Quality Materials Used

SPRING IS HERE!

Driveway Seal & Repair!

Top Seal Cracks!

Residential & Commercial

Mulching, Edging & Clean-ups

“Ask for whatever you need.”

BBB Accredited-Fully Insured

Call or text for Free Est.

614-649-1200

CARPET CLEANING

INFORMATION

4/11

A&M

DIRT BUSTERS

SPRING SPECIAL!

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For Info Call

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CONCRETE

EDDIE MOORE

CONSTRUCTION

Quality Concrete Work

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

Block Work & Excavation

Stamp Patios,

Bsmt. Wall Restoration

35 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.

Free Ests. 614-871-3834

Buckeye City

Concrete & Excavating

* Concrete * Foundations

* Waterlines * Drains

*Catch Basins

614-749-2167

buckeyecityconcreteand

excavating@yahoo.com

ALL-CITY CUSTOM

CONCRETE

All Types Concrete Work

New or Tear Out-Replace

39 Yrs. Exp.

(614) 207-5430

Owner is On The Job!

4/11 A/M

DOG GROOMING

Kountry Klipping LLC

Pet Grooming

Daycare

By Terri Lynn

46 N. London St.

Mt. Sterling, OH 43143

(614) 354-7716

Bring in this ad for $5 off

FENCING

EAZY FENCE

Chain Link - Wood

No Job Too Big or Small

All Repairs ~ Free Est.

Insured. 614-670-2292

HAULING

Dumpster Rental

4 days - $250.00

to drop off & haul away

$25 extra/day over 4 days

Tires - $10.00 each

No Hazardous Materials

Contact Zane Tabor

on Facebook or

Call 614-254-1131

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

IMPROVEMENTS

Handyman Cafe

“Serving Up Solutions

For All Your Handyman

Remodeling Needs”

Painting, Flooring,

Bathrooms, Kitchens,

Doors/Windows,

Siding/Roofing

Home Repairs/Maintenance

740-837-0287

Accepting MC/Visa/AE/Discover

4/25 M

4/11 M

5/2 M

HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

SINCE 1973

Phil Bolon Contr.

Windows & Siding

Decks, Kitchens, Baths

Room Additions,

Flooring, Roofing

Bsmt Waterproofing

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.

47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.

Lic.-Bond-Ins.

4/11

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or 614-863-9912

For Free Estimates

On Carpenter Work,

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Call: 4/18 M

740-426-6731

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Ask For Marvin

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Kitchen

and Bath, LLC

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Residential/Commercial

614-879-5827

Choose Local & Save

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SLAGLE

HOME REMODELING

Baths, Kitchen,

Plumbing and Electrical.

All your Handyman needs

No Job too Big or Small

Over 30 Yrs. Exp. Lic.-Bond-Ins.

Jerry

614-332-3320

4/4 M

5/2 M

LANDSCAPING

QUALITY

LAWN &

LANDSCAPE

Steve Mast

COMMERCIAL &

RESIDENTIAL

• Mowing

• 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 &

PLASTER

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

in your home. $49.95 all

work gtd. 614-890-5296

TREE SERVICES

Brewer & Sons Tree Service

• Tree Removal

• Tree Trimming 4/25

A&M

• Stump Grinding

• Bucket Truck Services

Best Prices • Same Day Service

614-878-2568

5/2 M

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