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April 25, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVI No. 20

City plans traffic

light updates, as

well as removals

Messenger photos by Theresa Hennis

Race cars zip around the track on Aug. 17 at the London Quarter Midget Speedway at the Madison County

fairgrounds. The concrete speedway is the second fastest quarter midget track in the nation. The cars are

scaled-down versions of full-sized race cars. Racers’ safety suits, helmets and shoes are made of flame retardant

materials just like NASCAR drivers wear.

Race day at London Speedway

By Theresa Hennis

Staff Writer

The London Quarter Midget Speedway

opened its 2021 race season on April 17-

18. Families and other supporters gathered

at the track, located on the Madison

County fairgrounds, to cheer on the young

drivers. The sport is for children ages 5 to

16.

Dave Young, a South Bloomfield resident

and one of the track’s founders, was

among the fans on hand.

“I’ve been doing this for 40 years,” he

said. “My kids and grandkids raced. It’s a

good family sport. I don’t think most people

know how safe this sport is for the

kids. It has one of the best safety records

in sports.”

The Central Ohio Quarter Midget Racing

Association, part of the United States

Auto Club Association (USAC), runs the

London Speedway. In addition to a full

race schedule, the group sponsors arriveand-drive

events during which youngsters

who are curious about the sport can take

a few laps in tuned-down cars.

Often, the quarter midget race cars are

mistaken for go-karts.

Kali Bush, 10, poses with her quarter midget race car at the London

Speedway. She is proud that she won her very first race at

the London track.

“These cars are scaled down race cars. They’re complicated little

machines which are very different from go-karts,” said Lee

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By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

A traffic light project could mean a brighter future for London,

albeit with fewer lights overall.

City leaders are looking to replace the city’s aging traffic lights

with brighter, more efficient LED lights, as well as remove six lights

altogether.

“We have had numerous complaints from citizens throughout the

winter and spring that the lights aren’t bright enough,” said Rex

Castle, London’s safety service director. “We’ve gotten reports of

people running lights because they couldn’t tell they were red.”

Breakdowns are a problem, too. Parts for the 20-year-old lights

are difficult to find—

not just the lights, but

also the computers

and control boxes that

operate them. City officials

have been talking

for several years

about replacing them.

“The lights we

have now are obsolete,”

Castle said.

“There are no new

parts to fix them. The

company we rely on to

get parts only has two

or three of those units

on the shelves we can

scavenge parts from.

Messenger photo by Grant Zerkle

The city of London plans to replace its

aging traffic lights with brighter, more efficient

LED lights and updated control

systems. The project also includes removing

lights at six intersections, including

the lights at First and Main streets.

When they’re gone, they’re gone. We don’t want to get to that point.”

The project encompasses 16 to 18 intersections. The average cost

per intersection is $35,000, for a total project cost of $560,000 to

$630,000.

The cost would be more, however the city plans to remove lights

altogether from six intersections, saving $210,000. Those intersections

are:

• High and Union streets;

• High and Oak streets;

• High Street and Westmoor Drive;

• Main and First streets;

• Main and Second streets; and

• Main and Fourth streets.

Before the lights are deactivated at those six intersections, the

city will post signs for 30 days notifying motorists of the upcoming

change. After the 30-day period, the lights will be deactivated and

stop signs will be installed.

City administrators plan to ask permission from city council to

apply for a loan to cover the cost of the light project. The plan is to

bundle the light project with the purchase of a new fire engine for the

fire department. The engine’s approximate cost is $430,000. The combined

total would give the city a chance at a better loan rate, Castle

said. The proposed legislation likely will go before council on May 6.


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Run a marathon or half marathon in London

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

What started out as a joke is now the opportunity to run a full

or half marathon in London, Ohio, and benefit a good cause.

“Ever since I moved to London, I’ve thought it would be hilarious

to be able to say, ‘I ran the London marathon,’” said David Mars,

an Akron native who moved to Madison County a little over two

years ago from Westerville. He’s been riffing on the London, England,

comparison ever since.

Mars, who flips houses for a living and serves on London’s downtown

revitalization committee, has run “bunches of marathons” and

used to compete on an elite running team. Last year, COVID-19

shut down many in-person races. Now that such events are opening

up again, he decided to make good on his joke and give people a

chance to get out and race.

With the help of the London Community Organization, Mars is

putting on a marathon and half marathon on May 29. The race

starts and ends at Merri Mac Park.

“We’re going all out with a British theme. We’ll have a bagpiper

at the start and finish and maybe the halfway mark. We have a

British folk band that’s going to play. We’ll have British flags flying,”

Mars said.

He also has incorporated a charitable element with help from

Dwyer Insurance Agency

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Amy Rees, president of the London

Community Organization

(LCO). Rees suggested that he

partner with LCO for the nonprofit

aspect. She then suggested

he make Merri Mac Park

the beneficiary. Rees works for

the city of London; city leaders

and community members are

making a push this year to improve

the park.

Mars expects 200 to 300 runners

to sign up for either the full

marathon (26.2 miles) or half

marathon (13.1 miles). Once out

of Merri Mac Park, runners will

head to Center Street and then on to the

bike path headed toward West Jefferson.

The turn-around is at Battelle Darby Creek

Metro Park. He said the flat course should

be a big draw.

“Everybody loves a flat course. As a

marathon runner, I know how, in the late

stages of a race, any hill or turn is your

enemy. Your only friend is momentum. In

London, we have a bike path that goes

straight forever. That’s just a recipe for

speed,” Mars said.

Anyone is welcome to enter the race. The

entry fee for the marathon is $90 and comes

with a full-zip, lightweight hooded sweatshirt,

finisher medal, and swag from local

businesses. The entry fee for the half

marathon is $65 and comes with a vintagestyle

race shirt, medal, and promotional offers

from local businesses. Registration runs

through May 24.

Mars also welcomes elite athletes to

enter the race. The time standards

to qualify as an elite athlete are as

follows: men’s marathon, 2:35 or

better; men’s half marathon, 1:15;

women’s marathon, 2:55; women’s

half marathon, 1:25.

Prize money will go to the top

finishers.

The race will start at 7 a.m. (6

a.m. if the heat index is above 80

degrees). Staggered start times are

planned in accordance with health

department guidelines for COVID-

19. The course will remain open for

five hours after the last competitor

starts.

Volunteers are welcome.

“The more the merrier. It is helpful to have people on the course

to look after the runners and make sure we run a safe event. Especially

with it being a late-season marathon, it might be hot,” Mars

said.

He also encourages non-entrants to make donations to benefit

the park.

To sign up for the race and/or make a donation, go to https://runsignup.com,

click the “Find a Race” button in the top right corner,

then search for “London OH Marathon.”

To volunteer or for other information, send email to davidtmars@gmail.com

or visit “londonohmarathon” on Facebook.

Plain City 4-Miler returns

to Pastime Park on June 26

The 15th Annual Plain City 4-Mile Run/Walk is moving back to

Pastime Park. The event is set for June 26 at 8 a.m.

The flat course winds through Plain City’s historic district and

surrounding neighborhoods via roads and trails. Event shirts (lightweight,

breathable and moisture wicking) and finishing medals are

guaranteed for the first 125 registrants; desired shirt size is guaranteed

for those who register by May 21.

The entry fee is $35 for timed entrants and $30 for untimed entrants.

The price increases to $40 after June 26 through race day.

On-site race day registration starts at 7 a.m. To register, search for

“Plain City 4 Mile Run/Walk” at https://runsignup.com.

The COVID-19 protective plan includes:

• sending off runners individually or in small groups from the

starting line (approximately every 15-seconds);

• making hand sanitizer available;

• requiring masks for everyone on-site, including staff, volunteers

and spectators, as well as for runners/walkers when they are

not on the course; and

• no water station along the course; bottled water will be available

at the finish.

If necessary, the race will switch to a virtual format if government

mandates prevent an in-person event.

Support Rockin’ on the Run

Each year, Rockin’ on the Run raises money and awareness for

pediatric brain tumor research. The focal point is a 5K run, which

is virtual this year. Several other fundraisers are taking place in

conjunction with the event, as well.

• Virtual 5K run—suggested dates are May 9-15. Go to www.rockinontherun.org

to sign up.

• Silent auction—May 1-15. Visit biddingowl.com/rockinontherun;

• M&M Diner—May 3. Homemade chicken and noodles with

mashed potatoes and corn. The cost is $10. Meals will be sold from

4 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) in a drive-through format at the diner,

165 E. Center St., London. No call-in orders. Bring extra cash for

the 50/50 drawing.


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Promoting safe sleep for infants

Lunches at County Senior Center

The Madison County Senior Center, 280 W. High St., London,

welcomes anyone, no matter their age, to pick up lunch between

11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. weekdays. Orders must be placed by 10

Family Health & Wellness Drive-Through a.m. by calling (740) 852-3001. The cost is $5; cash only.

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Health and wellness agencies in Madison

County are stepping up efforts to spread the

word about safe sleep environments for

young children following the recent sleeprelated

deaths of two infants in London.

“When you have a couple of recent infant

deaths, it really hits home in a small community,”

said Amanda Morgan, early childhood

program manager for the Madison

County Department of Family and Children.

“As agencies here in the community—

with how closely we work together—it has

really pulled us all together to realize what

all we are doing and what more we can do

to help.”

Education is key, she said. The Department

of Family and Children reviews safe

sleep practices with every family who enrolls

in their early childhood programs, such

as Help Me Grow and Early Head Start.

They also conduct safe sleep questionnaires

with families they serve who are expecting

a child or who have a newborn. The questionnaires

ask parents about sleep accommodations

at home. Pediatricians and other

agencies, such as WIC (Women, Infants,

and Children), share the same type of information

with parents.

Rocking Horse Community Health Center

in London launched a social media campaign

this month to share tips for safe sleep

environments for infants. Among them are

the ABCs of Safe Sleep: Alone, Back, Crib.

Every week in Ohio, three babies die in

unsafe sleep environments. According to information

from the Ohio Department of

Health, babies are safest alone, on their

back, in an empty crib. Babies who sleep on

their backs are less likely to choke than

those who sleep on their stomachs. Two out

of three babies who died while sleeping were

sharing an adult bed, couch, or chair.

Other safe sleep tips include: using a

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,

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Wigal, father of Zach Wigal who competed

on opening weekend.

Several NASCAR legends, including Ed

Carpenter, Kyle Bush and Jeff Gordon, got

their start in quarter midget racing.

Zach Wigal, 13, hopes to one day be a

NASCAR driver.

“If I can’t drive for NASCAR, I want to

work on the cars,” he said. “I like racing.

You get to meet kids all around the country.

Traveling is the most fun part.”

Those travels can take racing families to

not only tracks like London Speedway, but

The Madison County Healthy Child and Family Consortium is

hosting a Family Health and Wellness drive-through event from 10

a.m. to noon May 1 in the rear parking lot of Madison County Department

of Job and Family Services (DJFS), 200 Midway St., London.

The public is invited to drive through for local resources information,

raffle items, and fun giveaways. For details, call (740) 852-7189.

Among the features agencies are: Madison County early childhood

programs, Caresource, Head Start, Madison County Public

Health/WIC, Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene

and Madison Counties, Madison County DJFS, London Public Library,

Chrysalis Health Ohio, Presbyterian Childcare Center, Rocking

Horse Community Health Center, Madison County Board of Developmental

Disabilities, and Action for Children.

firm sleep surface, like a mattress, covered by a fitted sheet in a

safety-approved crib or play yard; making sure nothing is covering

the baby’s head; dressing the baby in light sleep clothing, like a

one-piece sleeper; and leaving blankets out of the crib.

On May 1, the Madison County Healthy Child and Family Consortium

will incorporate safe sleep information into its Family

Health and Wellness Day. The free drive-through event is geared

toward families with children ages birth to 5 years old.

Following the news of the infant deaths in London, London

Mayor Patrick Closser sat in on a recent consortium meeting. He

is helping to spread the word about safe sleeping environments, in

part, by sharing information from the Rocking Horse awareness

campaign on his mayor Facebook page.

“This really got to me, and I wanted to see what I could do as a

mayor, as a citizen, and as a human,” he said. “If we can reach just

one parent, it will be worth it.”

The Department of Family and Children also is working to promote

its Partners Plus grant which provides families with equipment

to keep their children safe at home. Among those items are

cribs, toddler beds and pack-n-plays. Funded by the Ohio Children’s

Trust Fund, the program is open to income-eligible families who do

not have an open case with Madison County Children’s Services.

To learn more about the program, contact Amanda Morgan at (740)

845-3880 or amanda.morgan@madison.oh.gov.

For more information about how to reduce the risk of Sudden

Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep-related causes of infant

deaths, visit safesleep.ohio.gov.

To learn more about the Family Health and Wellness drivethrough

event, call (740) 852-7189.

Pancake breakfast and silent auction May 22

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. Go to www.charityauctionstoday.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. Items cannot be shipped or delivered.

also major speedways around the country.

“We were running inside Daytona, Indianapolis Motor Speedway,

and Darlington on the infields,” Wigal said.

Girls, as well as boys, enjoy the sport. Kali Bush, 10, traded

cheerleading for racing.

“It’s really fun racing and spending time with family and friends.

I won my very first race at this track,” Bush said, referring to the

London Speedway.

Organizers consider the track to be one of the best-kept secrets

in London. They hope to change that by raising awareness. Spectators

are admitted free of charge, making race weekends a budgetand

family-friendly option for entertainment.

To check out future race dates or to get more information about

quarter midget racing, visit the association’s Facebook page at

www.facebook.com/COQMR or call (614) 439-8666.

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Zoning map open house and water plant tours

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

In the coming weeks, Mount Sterling residents

will have in-person opportunities to

learn about village zoning and the village

water plant.

Since January, Mount Sterling’s planning

and zoning committee has been working

on an update of the village zoning map.

Residents are invited to take a look at the

map and offer feedback at an open house

scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the

Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E.

Main St.

Tom Hale, the village’s zoning director,

David Kell, executive director of the Madison

County Chamber of Commerce and

Community Improvement Corp., Stephen

Hale, the village’s solicitor, and members of

the planning and zoning committee will be

on hand to answer questions.

The map update began after residents

approached village leaders with questions

about the zoning of their properties. The

group’s mission is to finish what was

started more than 25 years ago but never

finished.

“The lands that ultimately were annexed

into the village—much of that zoning was

left empty,” said council member Andy

Drake, a member of the planning and zoning

committee.

The group has filled in the blanks and

fixed some designations and is looking for

feedback from the public. The goal is to

make the map reflect what Mount Sterling

looks like today and what residents want it

to look like in the future.

“We haven’t made massive changes, but

we do want to know what people think,”

Drake said.

“The whole point of having a zoning map

is to set the expectations of homeowners,

business owners, folks who want to start or

expand a business here, so they know where

they can do that... The whole point is so

everybody knows where they sit in terms of

zoning.”

Water plant tours

On May 19, the public is invited to tour

the village’s new water plant at 440 Yankeetown

St. Tours will be offered between

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and again from 5 to 7

p.m.

Village leaders and several of the plant’s

operators will be available to answer questions.

Residents can bring in samples of

their water for testing.

“We’ve never done this before. It will give

residents insight into what the facility looks

like and a chance to talk directly, one-onone,

with the operators,” said Courtney

Bricker, Mount Sterling’s fiscal officer.

Spring Cleanup

Another interactive event on Mount

Sterling’s calendar is coming up May 7-8. In

partnership with Mount Sterling Church of

the Nazarene, the village is hosting

Cleanup Days. Organizers welcome suggestions

for projects that will spruce up private

and public property around town. They also

welcome volunteers.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. both days. Anyone who has a cleanup

project or wants to volunteer can call Mayor

Marci Darlington, (740) 869-2040, ext. 1, or

the Nazarene Church, (740) 869-3127.

Speed Control and Parking Violations

On April 12, village council approved the

placement of stop signs to help with traffic

control on New and High streets. Drake,

chair of the street committee, said residents

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

The Stokes Township South Solon Fire

Department recently purchased a new-tothem

piece of fire fighting equipment that

will improve not only local fire safety efforts

but also mutual aid to other communities.

The 1993 International tanker replaces

the Chevy Kodiak tanker the department

purchased new in 1995. The Kodiak’s tank

leaked and was not repairable. The department

bought the International for $25,000

from Liberty Township in Palestine, Ohio.

The “new” tanker holds more water

(2,750 gallons vs. the Kodiak’s 2,000 gallons)

and can deliver water to portable

dump tanks from the driver’s side, passenger’s

side, and rear of the vehicle. The Kodiak

only delivered water from the back.

The increased water capacity and versatility

in delivery means the department can

be of even more service in mutual aid situations

with neighboring fire departments,

said Chief Jeff Phillips.

The International also has three sections

of cross-lay hose lines, a top-mounted deck

gun that allows crews to extinguish fires

more quickly, and a fold-down storage container

that holds a portable water tank with

a 3,000-gallon capacity.

have requested speed controls in the area.

“We have a lot of traffic right now using

those two streets as a cut-through based on,

obviously, the bridge being out. We really

need help. It’s a safety issue.”

Council member Becky Martin, chair of

the nuisance and abatement committee, reported

on ongoing research into establishing

a parking violations bureau. She said the

group discovered the village already has

provisions on the books for such a bureau

but that the fines, some only $10, are outdated.

The committee has reached out to

other towns of similar size to Mount Sterling,

asking about their fee structures.

“We’re not in the business of just trying

to stir up reasons to charge residents… we

just want to make sure the community is

being served well,” Martin said. “We want

to make sure that all of the businesses have

parking spaces open for their shoppers…

and that the streets are cleared off when we

need to remove snow and things like that.”

New tanker for Stokes

Township Fire Dept.

“We took possession of the tanker two

months ago. We’ve had it on a training—a

brush fire scenario—and it worked really

well,” Phillips said.

The department’s fleet includes the

tanker, an engine, and a grass fighter.

“I would like to thank the Stokes Township

trustees for allowing us to purchase

this much needed tanker and the village

and township residents for voting for our

fire levy to allow us to have the funding to

purchase such nice equipment,” said

Phillips, who has served as chief since 2016.

The Stokes Township South Solon Fire

Department is an all-volunteer fire department

that averages 30 runs per year and

covers a 35 square-mile area. The station is

located at 7105 E. Main St., South Solon.

Ten individuals currently serve as volunteer

fire fighters. The department is always

looking for more volunteers. Interested parties

must live in the department’s coverage

area, attend three fire meetings, and receive

an approval vote from the department’s association

after which they will go through a

training and certification process.

For more information about the department

or becoming a volunteer, visit the department’s

Facebook page or send email to

stokestwp.fire350@gmail.com.

The Stokes Township South Solon Fire Department recently replaced its tanker.


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Pleasant Twp. mourns loss of another trustee

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

The Pleasant Township board of trustees

has suffered another loss.

Daniel Fryer, elected as a write-in candidate

in the 2019 election, passed away on

April 2. He was 75 years old and a resident

of Mount Sterling. Fryer is the second

Pleasant Township trustee to pass away in

the last several months. Gary Neff, who

served on the board for 10 years, died on

Dec. 15.

“Dan was a great trustee. He was very

dedicated to it, even though he was a writein

candidate and hadn’t planned on running

in the beginning,” said Kathy Endres, Pleasant

Township fiscal officer. “He would ride

the roads and check signs. He would follow

up on any resident complaint... He worked

really well with the other trustees.”

The remaining trustees, Sam Junk and

Brian Hampton, who filled Neff’s seat, appointed

Mark Harden to Fryer’s seat on

April 12. Harden previously served as a

trustee from 2015 through 2019. He had

planned to seek reelection in 2019 but did

not make the ballot due to an error on his

candidacy petition.

As for why he likes serving as a trustee,

Harden said, “I like to keep my eyes on

everything. I travel a lot of the roads around

here anyway where I farm. It’s just kind of

interesting work.”

Harden has lived in the area since 1965.

His father, Kenneth, served as a Pleasant

Township trustee for 24 years.

Fryer’s term expires at the end of 2023.

Harden will fill the seat through the end of

this year. The remaining years of the term

will be up for election on this year’s general

election ballot. Harden said it is “pretty possible”

he will run in November for a chance

to retain the seat.

The unexpired seat won’t be the only seat

up for election in Pleasant Township on

Nov. 2. In fact, all three trustee seats and

Volleyball grudge match set

The Madison County Special Olympics

Tigers volleyball team will hold its annual

grudge match against representatives of

London’s police and fire departments at 6

p.m. April 29 at London High School.

The match is held to promote Autism

Awareness Month.

To learn more, call the Madison County

Board of Developmental Disabilities at

(740) 852-7050.

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the fiscal officer seat will be on the ballot.

Normally, the terms are staggered, but the

unexpected vacancies have altered the pattern.

Both Junk’s and Hampton’s seats naturally

expire at the end of this year.

Endres was appointed to the vacant fiscal

officer seat in April 2020. She is serving

through the end of this year. The remaining

years of the term, which expires on March

31, 2024, will be up for election on this

year’s Nov. 2 ballot.

Endres said she plans to run in November

for a chance to retain the seat. She previously

served as fiscal officer from 2010

through 2019. She did not seek reelection in

2019 but accepted an appointment to the position

when no certified candidates made it

on the 2019 ballot.

The deadline to file for candidacy as a

non-partisan candidate in the Nov. 2 election

is Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. Township trustees

are non-partisan. For filing information,

visit the Madison County Board of Elections

website at www.boe.ohio.gov/madison or

call (740) 852-9424.

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Pool will be open to residents and non-residents

By Josephine Birdsell

Staff Writer

The West Jefferson village pool is reopening

for the season.

Opening day will be May 29 or May 31,

depending on availability of lifeguards, said

Mayor Ray Martin.

This year, the pool will be open to nonresidents,

as well as residents. Last year,

the village limited admission to residents

only as part of COVID-19 safety measures

regarding capacity.

This year, the village hopes to increase

pool capacity to approximately 150 people,

compared to last season’s initial limit of 50

people (later increased to 75). Before setting

the limit, the village is waiting on guidelines

from Madison County Public Health.

New admission rates are in place for this

year’s pool season. Pricing depends on residency.

In most cases, West Jefferson residents

receive a discount. For example, a

single-person season membership is $120

for residents and $200 for non-residents.

Family memberships (two adults and up to

five children under the age of 22) are $170

for residents and $250 for non-residents.

Babysitter memberships (one adult and up

to five children under the age of 18) are $250 gives kids a chance to go somewhere and do

for residents and non-residents. Memberships

are free for individuals over the age of For more information about the upcom-

something,” Martin said.

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ing pool season, contact Shelton Stanley,

Residents and non-residents receive a West Jefferson’s special events and recreation

manager, at (614) 307-6543.

$10 discount on their memberships if they

purchase them before June 1.

In other news, the village is asking residents

to light blue lights outside their

Daily admission rates to the pool do not

vary based on residency, but they do vary homes from May 7 to May 19 in a show of

based on age. Admission is free for children support for the village police department.

2 years old and younger. Admission for children

who are 3 to 5 years old is $2. Admis-

West Jefferson is donating lights to the po-

The ACE Hardware distribution center in

sion for people ages 6 to 59 years old is $4. lice department. Village residents can receive

free lights through the “Village of West

After 5 p.m., admission is $2 for everyone.

Village leaders are excited to reopen the Jefferson Ohio” app, available for free download

in the app store and compatible with

pool.

“It’s the biggest amenity we have, so it Apple and Android devices.

Vaccines for MP students

Messenger photo by Theresa Hennis

An April 16 groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction on an upscale

restaurant, apartments, and condominiums on State Route 56 SW in London.

Breaking ground in London

By Theresa Hennis

Staff Writer

On April 16, developer and London resident

Paul Gross broke ground on construction

of an upscale restaurant, 60

independent living apartments, and 60 active

living condominiums. The development

is located on land adjacent to Gross’s

Bluebird Retirement Community on State

Route 56 SW in London.

Gross, members of the Madison County

Chamber of Commerce, London Mayor

Pat Closser and members of London city

council, and Bluebird resident Charles

Stafford, founder of the third-generation

company heading up the construction,

were among those who took part in a

groundbreaking ceremony.

The first phase of construction will

focus on the restaurant.

“The county needs a fun, hip and really

nice place to eat,” Gross said. “The restaurant

will feature locally sourced meats

and will offer a fine-dining atmosphere for

those who want a sit-down meal and a

high-end bar for more casual dining.”

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By Josephine Birdsell

Staff Writer

Madison-Plains Local Schools is offering

optional COVID-19 vaccinations for students.

The district will hold two vaccination

clinics in the high school building for eligible

students.

The first clinic is set for April 30 during

normal school hours. The second clinic will

be held three weeks later on May 21 during

normal school hours.

Students must be at least 16 years old to

qualify for the vaccine and must fill out a

registration form on the school district website

by April 27. Students must print their

registration form, have it signed by their

parent or guardian, and present it at the

time of vaccination. Parents do not need to

be present at the time of their student’s vaccination.

Students are not required to get vaccinated.

The clinic is part of the district’s

“continued efforts to be good partners in the

community,” said Chad Eisler, superintendent.

In other news, as COVID-19 case numbers

in the district remain static, district

leaders and students are looking forward to

end-of-year events.

Prom will take place on April 24 at Wren

Farms. The in-person event requires students

to wear facemasks that cover the nose

and mouth at all times.

Graduation is set for May 28 at 7 p.m. If

weather permits, the ceremony will take

place outdoors in the football stadium. Each

student can invite 10 family members. Families

will sit in “pods” socially distanced from

other families. If weather does not permit,

the district will hold graduation indoors,

and each student will be able to invite four

family members.

The district will announced a final decision

about the location of graduation by

noon on May 27.

events

Community Art Show

slated for May 6-June 6

The London Visual Arts Guild will host

its 6th Annual Community Art Show May

6-June 6 at the new London Arts Center,

121 E. First St., London. An opening reception

is planned for 2-4 p.m. May 8. Regular

art center hours are: Thursday and Sunday,

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

National Day of Prayer

will take place May 6

A National Day of Prayer will take place

at noon May 6 on the Madison County

Courthouse lawn in London.

Next Full Moon bike

ride scheduled April 27

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.


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Severe Weather

Disasters can happen anywhere: Be prepared

This past year has illustrated that the

public must remain vigilant and protect

themselves from a host of potential incidents

and hazards, including severe

weather. Disasters can happen anytime,

anywhere, and Ohioans should be prepared.

“Everything we focus on here in Ohio is

about safety and preparedness. It’s about

getting vaccinated and slowing the spread

of COVID-19. It’s about keeping Ohioans

healthy and saving lives now and in the future,”

said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

“Whether a medical emergency or severe

weather event, it’s imperative that Ohioans

know how to respond during times of crisis.”

In a coordinated effort with the Ohio

Committee for Severe Weather Awareness

(OCSWA), DeWine is encouraging all

Ohioans to prepare themselves for spring

and summer weather hazards and home

emergencies.

“Severe weather is not going to put itself

on hold because of COVID-19. Ohio’s temperatures

often fluctuate between cold and

warm during late winter or early spring,

which is the perfect formula for tornadoes,”

said Sima Merick, executive director of the

Ohio Emergency Management Agency.

“Fortunately, we didn’t have any tornadoes

this winter. But last January, two separate

EF-0 tornadoes touched down in

Miami County on the same day. Being a

Midwestern state, we have to be ready.”

Merick said now is the perfect time to not

only restock your emergency supplies, but

also review your emergency plans and practice

your safety drills.

Prepare for Weather and Home Emergencies.

Families, schools and businesses

should update or create their safety plans,

practice tornado and fire drills, and determine

where to go and what to do in the

event of flooding, thunderstorms, tornadoes

or a fire. OCSWA encourages Ohioans to integrate

COVID-19

safety protocols into

their plans and practice

taking shelter

while following social

and physical distancing

guidelines. Disposable

face masks,

hand sanitizer, and

disinfecting wipes

should be included in

emergency supply kits.

Know Ohio’s Weather Hazards. Ohio’s

weather hazards from early spring into

summer include snowmelt and flooding, tornadoes,

and thunderstorms. Visit the

OCSWA website to view current Ohio

weather and review severe weather safety

and preparedness information.

Weather-Ready Tip: Never attempt to

“Severe weather is not going to

put itself on hold because of COVID-

19. Ohio’s temperatures often fluctuate

between cold and warm during

late winter or early spring, which is

the perfect formula for tornadoes.”

–Sima Merick, executive director,

Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Now is the perfect time to restock your emergency supplies, review

your emergency plans and practice your safety drills.

cross a flooded road on foot or in a vehicle.

Manhole covers or the ground underneath

could be washed away.

Know the Difference between Storm

Watches and Warnings. A tornado watch

means conditions are favorable for the development

of tornadoes

in and near

areas designated by

the National Weather

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safety if the watch is

upgraded to a warning

or if threatening

weather approaches.

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means a tornado is imminent or has

been sighted. Warnings indicate impending

danger to life and property. Seek safe shelter

immediately.

Weather-Ready Tip: Knowing a “safe

place” is the most essential preparedness activity

to save a life from severe weather. No

matter where Ohioans are, they should know

where to go if severe weather approaches.

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warnings, remember to DUCK!

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U — Get UNDER something (such as a basement staircase or

heavy table or desk);

C — COVER the head;

K — KEEP in shelter until the storm has passed.

Many Ohio counties have outdoor warning sirens that sound

when severe weather is imminent. During storm watches or warnings,

listen to your National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

(NOAA) Weather Radio or your local news for current weather

conditions and information.

Cell phones may also alert you to storm warnings. Wireless

Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are free notifications delivered to mobile

devices as part of a public safety system. WEAs can notify listeners

of imminent weather, local emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate

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Severe Weather

Review insurance policy for property protection

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Insurance

Director Judith L. French urge Ohioans to evaluate the adequacy of

the insurance they have for their property and personal belongings,

including for coverage for damage and losses caused by flooding.

“Each year, it’s important to prepare for and review your insurance

policies relating to severe weather,” DeWine said. “Severe

weather can happen quickly, causing significant damage to your

property.”

Just one inch of floodwater can cause $25,000 of damage to a

home, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“People without adequate insurance protection risk encounter

costly out-of-pocket repairs,” French said. “I encourage people to

carry out an insurance review with an agent and to also reach out

to the Department of Insurance with their insurance questions and

concerns. We are here to help.”

DeWine and French ask Ohioans do the following:

• Review coverage amounts. Most standard homeowners,

renters and business insurance policies generally cover rain, hail,

lightning, wind and tornado damage. However, people should review

if their coverage amounts reflect the value of their property

and possessions. Also, review any policy exclusions.

• Consider flood insurance. A standard property insurance policy

typically does not include flood damage. The federal government’s

National Flood Insurance Program provides most flood

insurance policies. Sold by insurance agents, a 30-day waiting period

applies before coverage begins. Visit www.floodsmart.gov for

information. Determine if coverage for sewer or drain backup is appropriate

to add to your policy.

• Evaluate personal possessions coverage. Actual cash value

pays the value of the item the day it was destroyed.

Replacement cost coverage pays in

accordance with the value of a comparable

item at the current market price. Renters

should consider renters insurance to protect

their possessions.

• Assess roof repair/replacement deductible.

Most policies have a wind/hail deductible.

It is either a flat dollar amount or

a percentage amount based on the home’s

insured amount, not the damage amount.

Be clear on how much you may have to pay.

• Determine after-the-fact expenses

coverage. Inquire if the policy pays for such

things as fire department charges, temporary

repairs, debris removal, trees and

shrubs, personal property storage, and certain

living expenses.

• Conduct a home inventory. Listing

your possessions with photos and their values

will prove worthwhile during claim filing.

It will also help determine if you have

adequate amounts of insurance. Download

a free home inventory app or print out an

inventory checklist available online at

www.insurance.ohio.gov.

For more tips and insights, review the

Ohio Department of Insurance severe

weather preparation and recovery toolkit on

its website. The department's insurance experts

at 1-800-686-1526 or consumer.complaint@insurance.ohio.gov

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Severe Weather

Power outages: What to expect and what to do

Major storms can result in extended

power outages that may impact the whole

community and the economy. A power outage

is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly.

A power outage may:

• disrupt communications, water and

transportation;

• close retail businesses, grocery stores,

gas stations, ATMs, banks and other services;

• cause food spoilage and water contamination;

and

• prevent use of medical devices.

Power Outage Tips

• Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.

• Use a generator, but only outdoors and

away from windows.

• Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat

your home.

• Disconnect appliances and electronics

to avoid damage from electrical surges.

• Have alternate plans for refrigerating

medicines or using power-dependent medical

devices.

• Check with local officials about heating

and cooling locations open near you.

Preparing for a Power Outage

Take an inventory of the items you need

Tips for tornado safety

that rely on electricity. Plan for batteries and other alternative

power sources to meet your needs when the power goes out, such

as a portable charger or power bank. Have flashlights for every

household member. Determine whether your home phone will work

in a power outage and how long battery backup will last.

Know Your Medical Needs

Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for

medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines.

Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures

and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for

life.

Food Storage

Have enough nonperishable food and water. Keep freezers and

refrigerators closed. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about

four hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48

hours. Use coolers with ice if necessary. Monitor temperatures with

a thermometer. Throw out food if the temperature is 40 degrees or

higher.

Using Appliances During Outages

Install carbon monoxide detectors with battery backup in central

locations on every level of your home. Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

Generators, camp stoves or charcoal grills should always be

used outdoors and at least 20 feet away from windows. Never use a

gas stovetop or oven to heat your home. Turn off or disconnect appliances,

equipment or electronics. Power may return with momentary

surges or spikes that can cause damage.

Returning After a Power Outage

• When in doubt, throw it out. Throw

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McCLELLAND

Jon A. McClelland, 68, of London died on April 10, 2021, in The

Ohio State University Hospital. Born on Dec. 31, 1952, in Columbus,

he was a son of Kenneth and Rosemary (Dehmann) McClelland.

A 1971 graduate of The Plains High School, Jon then received

his associate degree from Franklin University. He started his career

with Ohio Willow Wood and then worked and retired from General

Motors in Columbus. A lifelong member of Mount Sterling United

Methodist Church, Jon had also volunteered for the Tri County Fire

District for 50 years. For 30 years, he volunteered for the Sterling

Joint Ambulance District, retiring as chief. He also volunteered for

30 years with the Range Township Fire Department. In 1981, Jon

received the Medal of Valor from the Ohio State Legislature for saving

a child’s life during a house fire.

Survivors include: his wife of 42 years, Sue (Gray) McClelland;

son, Andrew (Rebekah) McClelland; daughter, Jessica (Paul)

Berick; granddaughters, Graycen McClelland and Vera Berick;,

brothers, Timothy (Judy) McClelland and Scott (Debbie) McClelland;

many nieces and nephew; and sister-in-law. Kathy McClelland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and

brother, Mark McClelland.

A memorial service was set for 1 p.m. April 24 at Mount Sterling

United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Karen Crawford, Rev.

Harry Scott, and Rev. Carolyn Scott officiating. Interment was set

to follow in Bethel Cemetery. Friends called at the Mount Sterling

fire department on April 23.

Memorials in Jon’s name may be made to any of the following:

Tri County Joint Fire District, 7 W. Columbus St., Mt. Sterling, OH

43143; Range Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 140, Sedalia,

OH 43151; Sterling Joint Ambulance District, 20 S. London St., Mt.

Sterling, OH 43143; or First United Methodist Church, 110 S. London

St., Mt. Sterling, OH 43143.

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

Crematory, London. Condolences for the family may be sent to

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

CAVINEE

Paul Lee Cavinee, 73, passed away on April 15, 2021. He was a

member of West Jefferson United Methodist Church and a graduate

of West Jefferson High School Class of 1965, where he played football

on the 1962 state champion team. He also was a member of the

West Jefferson Optimist Club and West Jefferson Athletic Boosters.

He served as commissioner of WJYAA and coached pee wee football,

baseball and softball. Paul was an avid stock car and drag racing

participant and fan. He enjoyed fishing and family poker night.

Paul was preceded in death by: parents, Pete and Martha Cavinee;

sisters, Sandy Cavinee and Connie Pennington; father- and

mother-in-law, Jack and Annie Salyer; and sister-in-law, Brenda

Salyer Lightfoot. He is survived by: his loving wife of 52 years, Judy;

children, Paul Jason Cavinee, Kacey Lynne Cavinee and Justin

(Angela) Cavinee; siblings, Debbie (Bobby) Archey and Kim Cavinee;

brother-in-law, Chip (Karen) Salyer; grandchildren, Jordan,

Phil (Amanda), Lillie, Ezekiel and Asher; brother-in-law, Gary

Lightfoot; and numerous loving relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Heartland Hospice, 116

Morris Road B, Circleville, Ohio, 43113. Visitation and a Celebration

of Life service took place on April 20 at West Jefferson United

Methodist Church. The family was served by Rader-McDonald-Tidd

Funeral Home, West Jefferson.

WEBB

Dallas Vincent James Webb, 25, of London died on April 16,

2021, in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Born on June 14, 1995, in

Columbus, he was the son of James and Allison (Payne) Webb. Very

talented with electronics, Dallas spent most of his time working in

construction and remodeling.

Survivors include: his mother and father, Allison and James

Webb; sister, Ashtyn Webb; grandparents, James E. and Jenna

“Mamaw” Webb; grandfather, Jeffrey A. Hunter; very special aunt,

Jennifer (Dan) Hunter; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was

preceded in death by his grandmother, Sherry Delbianco.

A celebration of life is being planned for a later date. The family

is being served by Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London.

Condolences may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

PINKERTON

Brian M. Pinkerton, 51, passed away at Doctors Hospital

(Columbus) on April 18, 2021. Brian was born on July 25, 1969, in

Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his loving mother,

Linda Browning, and stepfather, Tom Davis. Brian is survived by

his son, Matthew Pinkerton, and uncle, Chuck Davis. May he rest

in peace. Arrangements were handled by Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral

Home, West Jefferson.

CLIFTON

Norma Jean “Rose” Clifton, 89, of Plumwood died on April 19,

2021, in Springfield. Born on Jan. 18, 1932, in Plumwood, she was

a daughter of James Daniel and Alta J. (Stockwell) Harsh.

She had attended the former Plumwood United Methodist

Church. Rose loved quilting and her family. She also had a passion

for traveling, making to every state except Hawaii.

Survivors include: her children, John (Ramona) Clifton, David

Clifton and Carolyn Jean (Dave) McSurley, all of Plumwood; daughter-in-law,

Cindy Clifton of Plumwood; 12 grandchildren and 19

great grandchildren, plus two on the way; brother, John Harsh; several

nieces and nephews.

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

L. Clifton; daughter, Carol Jane “Janie” Harsh; sons, Carl Clifton,

James Clifton, Paul Franklin Clifton; brothers, Raymond Harsh,

James Harsh; and sister, Mildred Sargent.

Funeral services were held on April 22 in Eberle-Fisher Funeral

Home and Crematory, London, with Pastor Wayne Stuntz officiating.

Interment followed in Plumwood Cemetery. Condolences may

be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

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Velma Athlee Walters, 92, of

London passed away peacefully on April 16,

2021.

Born November 22, 1929, in Church Hill

Tennessee. Daughter of George K. and Fannie M.

(Lloyd) Churchwell both of Tennessee.

Velma was a homemaker all her life, she enjoyed

baking, crafts, home decorating, and gardening.

She is survived by her son David (Marion) Walters

and Sandra (Frank) Miller both of London. Grandchildren

Damon (Heidi) Dickerson, Brian (Jen)

Dickerson, Tonja (Matt) Davenport, Chad Bryant;

Great Grandchildren John Dickerson, Brandyn

Wolf, Kailey Wolf, Graham Dickerson, Georgia

Dickerson, and Christian Bryant.

She was preceded in death by her husband,

William Fred Walters in 2008 and her brothers

William and Lloyd Churchwell; sisters Joyce Allen,

Wanda Phillips, Irene Pleasant, and infant

Churchwell.

A very special thank you to Frank Miller, Tonja

Davenport, and Karen Cook.

A private viewing and interment ceremony will

be held on April 21, 2021, at Rose Hill Burial Park

in Springfield, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for

donations to be made to the Alzheimers Association

at https://act.alz.org/donate. Arrangements

in care of Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration

Center, Springfield. Condolences may be

expressed to her family by visiting

www.jacksonlytle.com

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City of London Parks & Recreation Department

NOTICE OF JOB POSTING

Seasonal Maintenance Worker

The position of Parks & Recreation Seasonal Maintenance worker is

now open. Applications are being accepted from 8:00am, April 19,

2021 until 4:00pm, May 5, 2021.

Job Responsibilities:

Required to work 25 to 30 hours per week. Duties include, but not

limited to: mowing, trimming and edging, trash removal & pick-up,

bathroom maintenance & cleaning. Will be required to work

weekends.

Requirements:

The employee works under the direct supervision of the Street

Superintendent. Must be able to operate a zero-turn mower,

blowers, push mowers, string trimmers and a UTVs. Must be able to

pick up a minimum of 50 pounds. The applicant must possess a

valid driver’s license.

Applications are available in front lobby of City Hall at 20 S. Walnut

Street, London, Ohio and can also be downloaded from the City

website at http://www.londonohio.gov/current-open-positions.

Return applications:

- Drop or mail to 20 S. Walnut Street, Suite 100, London, OH 43140

- Email to admin@londonohio.gov

The pay range for this position is $11.00 - $25.00 per hour,

depending on qualifications. EOE

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Village of Midway

Annual notice is hereby given, in accordance with Ordinance 2018-02

Section 1-All owner(s), lease(s), agent(s), or tenant(s) having charge of any

land or property within the Village of Midway, upon which grass or noxious

weeds are growing, must be placed into a state of compliance with this

Ordinance within five days after such publication and maintained at a height

of not more than six (6) inches.

The complete text of this ordinance may be viewed at

Midway Village Town Hall

13830 Main St., Sedalia, OH 43151

The 2020 Annual Financial Report for the Village of Midway is complete

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13830 Main St., Sedalia, OH 43151

Jennifer Hall

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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 May 18, 2021 - 6:00 pm at 1 South

London Street, Mount Sterling, OH 43143

to hear the following case(s):

Applicant; Jeffrey R. Walston is requesting a

variance to install a 6’ foot privacy fence

at209 Yankeetown Street.

For Information on the above case(s)

please contact

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Village of West

Jefferson Planning and Zoning Commission will hold

a public hearing on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – 6:30

pm at the Community Center, 230 Cemetery Road to

hear the following case(s):

Applicant; Robert C. Wright is requesting a variance

to exceed the allowable coverage at 216 Danbury

Road.

Applicant; William Kouzny is requesting a variance to

exceed the allowable lot coverage at 332 Parkdale

Road.

PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE PRIOR TO THE

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please contact

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Regular business hours.

(Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

closed from 12:00-1:00)

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NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION

The Board of Elections of Madison County, Ohio issues this Proclamation and

Notice of Election. A PRIMARY ELECTION will be held on TUESDAY, MAY 4,

2021, at the usual place of holding elections in the City of London, Jonathan

Alder Local School District and Madison-Plains Local School District for the

purpose of choosing the following officials:









City of London Treasurer

City of London Auditor

London City Council President

London City Council First Ward

London City Council Second Ward

London City Council Third Ward

London City Council Fourth Ward

London City Council At-Large

And determining the following questions and issues:

PROPOSED INCOME TAX (RENEWAL)

Jonathan Alder Local School District

Madison, Franklin and Union Counties

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall an annual income tax or 0.5% on the earned income of individuals residing

in the school district be imposed by the Jonathan Alder Local School District, to

renew an income tax expiring at the end of 2021 for 10 years, beginning January

1, 2022, for the purpose of providing for current expenses?

PROPOSED INCOME TAX (RENEWAL)

Madison-Plains Local School District

Madison, Fayette and Franklin Counties

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

Shall an annual income tax of 1.25% on the earned income of individuals

residing in the school district be imposed by the Madison-Plains Local School

District, to renew an income tax expiring at the end of 2023 for 10 years,

beginning January 1, 2024, for the purpose of current expenses?

By Order of the Board of Elections

Madison County, Ohio

MM APRIL 25, 2021

NOTICE OF LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE

COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LONDON, OHIO

Noce is hereby given to the passage of the following

ordinances or resoluons of the London City Council.

The complete text of each ordinance or resoluon may

be obtained or viewed at the offices of the City Law

Director or the City Auditor at 20 South Walnut Street,

London, Ohio, or online at the London City website:

Londonohio.gov

Ordinance 135­21 A resoluon adopng the

recommendaons of the Tax Incenve Review Council

Date of passage: 04/15/21

Amy Rees

Clerk of London City Council

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GRAND FATHERS CLOCK; DEHUMIDIFIERS; ELE FIRE PLACE HEATER; LAMPS; WINE COOLER;

MICRO; CHARMGLOW S.S GAS GRILL; PRINTER OTHER MISC.

COLLECTIBLES – GLASSWARE - PRINTS: OVER 20 LONGABERGER ® BASKETS; PRECIOUS

MOMENTS; CLASS OF 1953 LONDON H.S.PIC; TERRY REDLIN AND ROE PRINTS; H.M. QUILTS;

ANNIVERSARY CLOCK; LOUISVILLE SLUGGER MICKEY MANTLE BAT SEV MISC.

MOWERS – TOOLS - GUN SAFE: TORO 4220 ZERO TURN MOWER W/42” DECK; PUSH MOWER;

HONDA 2800 PSI PRESSER WASHER; WEED EATER; YARD TOOLS; HAND AND POWER TOOLS;

SOCKETS; LADDERS; ELE CHAIN SAW; DBL END GRINDER; VISE; TREADLOK GUN SAFE.

GOLF MEMORABILIA - AND MISC: SEV WOOD SHAFT IRONS; EARLY DRIVERS; SPALDING, BIG

BERTHA, MCGREGOR GOLF CLUBS; SEV SIGNED PIN FLAGS FROM MEMORIAL, MASTERS,

HERITAGE TOURNEYS; LPGA SIGNED PIN FLAG; SEV HATS, PICS, BALLS SIGNED BY ARNOLD

PALMER, NICKLAUS, TIGER WOODS, COUPLES, LOPEZ AND SEV OTHER GOLF PROS; LG TIGER

WOODS LIMITED EDITION MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT DISPLAY; GOLDEN BEAR MASTERS PIC;

SEV NUMBERED GOLF PRINTS; FRED COUPLES MASTERS SCORE CARD; WOODS, PALMER,

WOODY HAYES BOBBLEHEADS; SEV MIN GOLF TOYS; COLL OF VOLUNTEER BUTTONS FROM

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SCULPTURES; BUSHNELL RANGE FINDER. THIS IS AN ABBREVIATED LIST OF WHAT IS TO BE

OFFERED IN GOLF MEMORABILIA.

OWNERS: PHYLLIS MILLER

CO - P.O.A. JENNIFER BUNSTINE & JOHN MILLER

AUCTION CONDUCTED BY: GEOFF SMITH REALTOR/AUCTIONEER

LONDON, OH – (614) 204-1175

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