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November 6, 2022 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVI No. 47

See South Charleston news, pages 8-9

Veterans Day services

set around the county

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Playoff win

Messenger photos by Jeff Pfeil

West Jefferson traveled to Newcomerstown Oct. 28 to play in the

first round of OHSAA Div. VI Region 23 playoff action. The

Roughriders won the game 49-14 to advance to the second round.

(ABOVE) West Jefferson receiver Mason Book fights for extra

yards after a pass reception against the Trojans. Book led the Riders

with five receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown. He added

an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Running back Tanner Salyer leaps for the goal line for a rushing

touchdown. Salyer rushed for 48 yards on seven attempts and tallied

seven receptions for 84 yards.

Veterans Day services and programs in

Madison County are as follows.

Madison County Senior Center

The Madison

County Senior

Center will host a

Veterans Day program

at noon on

Nov. 11. The center’s

chimes group

will perform.

Lieut. Col. Kenton

Komives, a native

of London, is the

guest speaker. He

was commissioned

Lieut. Col. Komives

in U.S. Army as an infantry officer in 2004

from the University of Toledo.

Komives was deployed to eastern

Afghanistan in 2005, southern Iraq in

2007, southern Afghanistan in 2012,

Mosul, Iraq, in 2017, and southern

Afghanistan in 2019. In 2015, he served

with the United Nations Command Military

Armistice Commission in Korea and

served as a DMZ inspector in the eastern

portion of the country.

Komives has held leadership positions

at Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Bliss, Texas,

Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bragg, N.C.

Currently, he is the chief of operations for

the Third Armored Corps at Fort Hood.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business

administration from the University

of Toledo and a master’s degree in administration

from Central Michigan. He is a

graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic

Course, Maneuver Captains Career

Course, and the Army Command and General

Staff College.

His military awards and decorations

include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert

Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist

Badge, Ranger Tab, Army

Achievement Medal, Army Commendation

Medal, Meritorious Service Medal,

and Bronze Star Medal.

All veterans who visit the center Nov.

11 will receive a free lunch; lunch is served

from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The center is located

at 280 W. High St., London. For

more information, call (740) 852-3001.

Mount Sterling

Mount Sterling American Legion Post

417 will hold a Veterans Day service at 11

a.m. Nov. 11 at Veterans Park, located

across from town hall, 1 S. London St. Rob

Stufflebean, pastor at the United

Methodist churches in Derby and Five

Points, is the guest speaker.

All veterans and the public are invited to

attend the service. Veterans who wish to

participate are asked to arrive by 10:30 a.m.

The Ladies Auxiliary will host a dinner

at the post for all veterans on Nov. 13.

Each veteran is welcome to bring a guest.

The social hour starts at 5 p.m. with dinner

served at 6. To RSVP, contact Jean

Liston at 740-207-6527 by Nov. 7.

Plain City

Plain City American Legion Post 248

will host a memorial program at 1 p.m.

Nov. 11 in the gymnasium at DNA (the

former elementary school), 240 W. Main

St., Plain City. The program is open to the

public. Kenneth L. Bonnell, retired Army,

is the guest speaker

West Jefferson

Norwood Elementary, 899 Norwood

Dr., West Jefferson will honor veterans

with a ceremony in the school gymnasium

at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 11. The service is open

to the public.

Norwood Principal Sue Barte will deliver

the welcoming message, followed by

the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Fifth-graders

will share their essays on “What America

Means To Me.” Brigadier General Maria

Kelly, is the guest speaker. Representatives

from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post

7005 and American Legion Post 201 will

participate in the ceremony. The West Jefferson

color guard will perform a 21-gun

salute. High School student Clara Drummond

will play “Taps” to bring the ceremony

to a close.

In the afternoon, Julie Collins will talk

to fifth-graders about her military service.

For details, call (614) 879-7642.

See pages 13-16 for a special tribute

to local veterans


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Jonathan Alder play promises interesting plot

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Jonathan Alder High School’s theater

program will present “Ghostlight,” a play by

Stephen Gregg, Nov. 10-11 at 7 p.m. and

Nov. 12-13 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditeria.

New to role of Jonathan Alder’s play director,

Daniel Rodriguez Hijo wanted to

take the fall production in a new direction.

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Messenger photo

by Kristy Zurbrick

Among the

members of

the cast of

Jonathan

Alder High

School’s presentation

of the

play, “Ghostlight,”

are:

(from left)

Vanora Vowell

as Mrs. Collister,

Cam Bayless

as

Tan-tan, Anna

Gribbell as

Garbiela, Leah

Polsinelli as

Mogpin, and

Matt

Hirschberg as

Jackson.

this one,” he said. “Since this is my first year

as director, I wanted to find something very

unique and unlike anything that’s ever been

done in the district.”

He also wanted a show that would work

with a diverse group of student actors and

one with a script and characters the actors

could really latch onto.

The storyline revolves around Garbiela

Nettles, a disenfranchised high schooler

who transfers to a prestigious school only to

become entangled in a 15-year-old tragedy

to which she has surprising connections.

Whereas Garbiela is very moody, the student

playing her, junior Anna Gribbell, is

just the opposite in real life. And yet, she

has been able to embrace the role.

“Anna is pretty new to plays. It’s something

she’s always wanted to do. She was

too nervous to audition before, but this year

she gave it a shot and ended up landing the

lead role,” Rodriguez Hijo said. “She was

able to connect to the character very well

right off the bat. She understood her tone,

the way she speaks, what her character

needs to do. She knows Garbiela inside and

out.”

Senior Zoe Yates plays Fantine, a fun,

high energy person who likes to talk and

share and wants a best friend to hang out

with because she’s actually quite lonely.

“Zoe did some plays when she was in

middle school, but this is really one of her

first higher-end performances, let alone a

lead. Much like Anna, she spends her time

mainly in the marching band program,” Rodriguez

Hijo said.

Seniors Maya Sivillo and Olivia Cramer

are playing vocal roles in which they are

heard but not seen. They are essentially the

voices in Garbiela’s head.

“They were a little concerned about it initially.

We’ve never done anything like this

at Jonathan Alder. But they have really

come into it,” Rodriguez Hijo said, adding

that Sivillo and Cramer also play characters

on stage.

Altogether, the cast and crew adds up to

approximately 40 students. Most of the participants

are active in band and choir programs

but new to the fall play.

“To see that growth is fun, and the kids

seem to be enjoying it. It’s cool to see them

have this other outlet for their creativity,”

Rodriguez Hijo said.

He added that he loves his new job as

play director.

“I love Alder and their programs. To be

able to direct and see the potential I see in

it has been a dream come true,” he said.

Rodriguez Hijo is a 2018 Jonathan Alder

graduate who also serves as instructor for

the junior high school drama club program

and organizes summer theater productions

in Plain City featuring local adults, junior

high students, and high school students.

Assisting him with the fall play is Kristin

Tillyer.

Tickets to “Ghostlight” are $10 each and

can be purchased online at https://givebutter.com/jafp22.

Choctaw hosting blood drive

sheriffpatrol@choctawlake.com to sign up to

give blood. Include your full name, email address,

and phone number to complete registration.

After giving blood, donors will be

treated to cheesy potatoes, baked beans, hot

dogs, and brownies, courtesy of the deputies.


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75 years for Jefferson Twp. Fire

The Jefferson Township Fire Department celebrated

75 years of service (1947-2022) at the fire station on Oct.

29. A short program recognized present and past fire department

members, as well as Jefferson Township

trustees and fiscal officers. A meal by Ann & Tony’s

Restaurant and a social hour were part of the celebration.

Delivering brief speeches were: Dylan Wildman,

president of Jefferson Firefighters Local 3029; Jeff Pfeil,

chairman of the Jefferson Township trustees; Wayne

Francis, chairman of the Fairfield Township trustees;

and Ray Martin, mayor of West Jefferson. Prior to the

event, letters of recognition were presented by State

Rep. Bill Dean, State Senator Bob Hackett, U.S. Congressman

Mike Carey and U.S. Senator Rob Portman.

Members of the Jefferson

Township Fire

Department from

over 50 years ago include

(from left) Skip

Henderson, Larry

Baker, Larry Meadows,

Paul Prottengeier,

Rick

Forrest, Bob Godden,

Ron Holcomb

and Bob Barton.

Fire Belles members Betsy Postle, Debbie Forrest and Bev Hall were recognized. The

Fire Belles were family members that raised funds for the fire department and provided

drinks and snacks during working fires and then a meal for the firefighters after a return

from a fire and cleanup at the fire station.

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obituaries

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LONG-YOUNG

Kathy Lee Long-

Young, 67, of London

died on Oct. 21,

2022, in her residence.

Born on Aug.

14, 1955, in Columbus,

she was the

daughter of Ruth

(Davis) and Milton

Hall.

Impressed by her

sweet and earnest

personality, everyone with whom she interacted

couldn’t help but share their life story

with her.

While raising her children, Kathy was a

dedicated member of Amlin United

Methodist Church, during which time she

was always found helping with fellowship

meals and chit-chatting with everyone

around the room.

Kathy held lead office manager roles in

the lawn care industry, followed by 14 years

with Heflin Home Remodeling in

Marysville, Ohio, before retiring to enjoy

playing the piano, singing aloud to her favorite

songs, and making friendly acquaintances

in her community.

She uplifted everyone she spoke with, always

showing genuine concern for their

well-being, and praising them for their individuality.

Survivors to whom she imparted her

kindness include: her children, Travis Long

of Whitehall and Jessica (Terry) Gbur of Indiana;

step-daughter, Lori (Antonio) Diaz of

Arizona; grandchildren, Elias and Decklan

Long, Emily and Lincoln Gbur, Olivia and

Ethan Diaz; former husbands, Mark Long

and Gary Young; mother, Ruth Mills of London;

brother, Lee Hall; sister, Barbara

Tucker; nieces and nephews, Benjamin

Tucker, Hannah (Bryce) Klouse, Chas

(Zula) Swanson and David Swanson; several

aunts and uncles and numerous

cousins.

She’s reunited with those who preceded

her in death, including: her father; her

grandmother, Blair Hall and Grandma and

Grandpa Davis; sister, Marilyn Hall; sister,

Penny Swanson; and step-daughter, Katie

Young.

Her family is holding a memorial reception

on Nov. 12 from 12 to 4 p.m. at 637 Circle

Dr., London, for all who wish to stop by

and share fond memories.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks

donations be made to the Celebrate Recovery

ministry or an addiction recovery or

mental health organization of your choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted

to Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and

Crematory, London. Condolences for the

family may be shared at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

DORAN

Jason A. Doran, 48, died unexpectedly on

Oct. 23, 2022. He was preceded in death by

his father, Jerry Doran, and granddaughter,

Ruth Noel Doran.

He is survived by: his wife, Shannon

(Karnes) Doran; sons, Brandon (Lauren)

and Gunnar Doran; granddaughter, Alora

Lynn; mother, Linda Doran; sister, Kelly

(Dean) Hoenie; nieces and nephews, Logan

(Tate) Stover, Ethan Hoenie, Emmalee and

Tanner Harding, and Santino Carnevale;

great-nephew, Wesley Allan Stover; and his

beloved dog, Pyper.

There are too many friends to list because

Jason did not know a stranger. But

there are many close friends who will mourn

his loss. He will be missed by his special

buddy, Colton Bendure, one of his favorite

playmates.

Jason worked for IBEW Local 71 for

more than three decades. He is survived by

all of his union brothers and sisters.

The family received friends on Nov. 1 at

the West Jefferson Community Center. A

celebration of life was held on Nov. 2 at the

Della Selsor Building, Madison County

Fairgrounds, London.

The family requests donations be made

to honor his granddaughter at www.nationwidechildrens.org.

Select “Direct my gift” to

Heart Center.

Please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com

to share condolences with

Jason’s family. Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral

Home assisted the Doran family.

PHILLIPS

Tracy (Rockwell) Phillips, 53, of Columbus

passed very peacefully on Oct. 23, 2022,

in her residence. Born on Sept. 27, 1969, in

London, she was a daughter of Sharon

Rockwell.

After graduating from London High

School, Tracy went on to pursue a career as

a trade show manager in horticulture and

advertising. Tracy was a dedicated mother

and grandmother and cherished the close

memories she was able to make spending

time with her family.

She is survived by: two sons, Cole and

Tucker Phillips; grandson, Hunter Phillips;

and fur friend, Sofie. Tracy was preceded in

death by her mother.

In accordance with Tracy’s wishes, there

will be no public services.

The family is being served by Eberle-

Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London.

Condolences may be shared at

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

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CARROLL

Jean K. (Cupp) Carroll, 84, passed away on Oct. 25,

2022. She was born to Francis and Dorothy Cupp in

New Holland, Ohio, where she grew up with her elder

brother, Jack. She lived the majority of her life in and

around the Washington Court House Ohio area. While

raising her family, she lived in Grove City, Ohio, and

then eventually returned back to Washington Court

House to live out her remaining years.

Soon after graduating high school, Jean did work as

a model and continued her education in the cosmetology

management field. While simultaneously raising her

family, she eventually became the owner/manager of

her own salon which she ran successfully for more than

a decade. After ending her 20-plus-year career in cosmetology,

she became the owner/manager of an established

tavern and successfully operated it for nearly 20

years until she reached retirement. After retiring, she

was active with her church and enjoyed assisting the

American Red Cross with blood donations.

Jean was preceded in death by: Francis Seymour

Cupp (father), Dorothy Kathleen Nance (mother), Jack

Fredrick Cupp (brother), Stephenie Rae Hall (daughter),

and Philip Carroll (stepson).

She is survived by: Virgil Alvin Carroll (husband),

Robert Scott Hall (son), Theresa Lynn Gossett (daughter),

Daniel Gossett (son-in-law), Ashley Gossett Strong (granddaughter),

Anna Gossett South (granddaughter), Aleah

Gossett (granddaughter), Charlea Hall (granddaughter),

Dillon Hall (grandson), Amya South (great-granddaughter),

Jonah South (great-grandson), Nora Strong (greatgranddaughter),

Mila South (great-granddaughter),

Eveline Strong (great-granddaughter), Dreama Carroll

(stepdaughter), and Chris Carroll (stepson).

Visitation and a celebration of life was held on Oct.

28 at Porter Tidd Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, with

Pastor Danny Dodds officiating. Burial took place at

Washington Cemetery in Washington Court House.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s

Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN

38105. Services were entrusted to Porter Tidd Funeral

Home, Mount Sterling. Please visit www.portertiddfuneralhome.com

to share condolences with the family.

PETERS

David M. Peters, 73, of London died on Oct. 25, 2022,

in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born on

March 10, 1949, in Columbus, he was the son of H.M.

and Retha (Hayes) Peters.

A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, David had

worked and retired from Stanley Electric. He was a

member of Madison Memorial Post 105, American Legion,

and loved spending time with his family.

David’s sons and grandchildren were the love of his

life. He always enjoyed coaching his boys on the sport

fields and courts. David also loved attending his grandchildren’s

activities and sporting events. His favorite vacations

were Royal Caribbean cruises and family

vacations, especially on the beach. When asked how he

was, David would always say, “Marvelous!” So, we want

to think and hope he had a marvelous life.

Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Beth (Whiteside)

Peters; sons, David M. (Melissa) Peters II of Mount

Sterling, Joshua E. (Gretchen) Peters and Nathan M.

(Amy) Peters, both of London; grandchildren, Kelsie

(Alex) Murphy, McKenzie (Josh Strohl) Peters, Aiden

McCoy, Jacey Peters, Bryce Peters, Ellie Peters and

Max Peters; step-grandchild, Jojo Strohl; sisters,

Amaryllis “Amy” (Jim) Mersey of Florida and Merrill

Harrison of Baltimore, Md.; several nieces and

nephews; and his fur babies, Lucie and Baylie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and

brother-in-law, Delroy Harrison.

Visitation and a memorial service was held on Oct.

30 in Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London,

with Alex Murphy officiating.

Memorials in David’s name may be made to the

Chillicothe Veterans Administration c/o Voluntary

Services, 17232 State Route 104, Chillicothe, OH 45601,

(740) 773-1141, ext. 117422. Condolences for the family

may be shared at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

STOUT

Kimberly Riann Nicole Stout, 16, left us on Oct. 25,

2022. She was born on Oct. 12, 2006.

Kimberly attended and played softball at West Jefferson

High School. She was a force, an incredibly

strong and confident young woman. She made everyone

around her feel supported by her strength and goodness.

Her friends and family always knew that eventually she

would take over the world.

No one has favorites, but if they did it would be Kimberly.

At family gatherings, you would always find Kimberly

surrounded by her younger cousins with as many

as she could carried in her arms. She was the child matriarch,

she was so generous with her love, and she was

completely loved and adored in return.

Only two weeks ago, she celebrated her Sweet 16 and

her Nana Geri, great-aunt Colie and great-aunt Barb

took to the backyard stage. Kimberly wanted a Mama

Mia! Party, so they performed the song “Super Trooper”

in full, bedazzled brilliance. This wild wonderful fun

and splendor was a perfect reflection of who Kimberly

was and how much her family loved her.

Kimberly loved musicals and was a lover of the arts.

It was a dream of hers to travel to Paris and to one day

become an art teacher. She was also a fierce competitor

on the softball diamond. She loved the sport and loved

her teammates, and she loved Friday night Roughrider

football games under the lights. Anything and everything

Kimberly did, she put her whole heart into. She

was a social butterfly and could be found at a friend’s

house as often as her own. She loved staying with the

Rogers family so often that it became her second home.

And she spent so much time with her Aunt Nikki that

not only was Nikki like a second mom but the two were

inseparable. They were best friends. Everywhere she

went, she brightened the space with her light.

Her mom adds that Kimberly was extremely loud in

the kitchen, especially late at night. She was the best

big sister to her siblings. She was always dancing and

was the most amazing, stubborn, loveable ball of perfection

that’s ever walked the earth.

Kimberly was taken away too young, and we are

heartbroken. She will be forever missed and forever remembered.

Kimberly is survived by: her mother, Ashley; her father,

Nevada; her siblings, Carson and Kinsley; and her

biological father, Randy. Additional survivors include

grandparents, Geri and Mark Cox, Pam Berry, Ronald

Zimmerman, and Dennis Stout. Aunts and uncles include

Favorite Aunt Nicole (Kiki) Stout (Steve), Elizabeth

and Ryan Shannon, Michael and Erika McGovern,

Jennifer and Joe Rhoades, William Cox, Danny Cox,

Markie Cox, Morgan Zimmerman, Adam Zimmerman,

Ronnie Zimmerman, Wendy Holbrook, Steve and

Brenda Martin, Nikki Oiler, Shelby Jones; many aunts,

uncles, cousins, and special friends, who all loved her

and will miss her greatly.

A Celebration of Life was held for Kimberly on Nov.

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

Please visit www.radermcdonaldtiddfuneralhome.com to share

a favorite memory of Kimberly or condolences with her family.

OVERFIELD

Larry Franklin “Leroy” Overfield, 62, of South Solon died on

Oct. 27, 2022, in his residence. Born on May 27, 1960, in Marysville,

he was a son of Ruth (Barton) and Larry Overfield.

Leroy had worked for Stage Fencing and LOVED to ride his motorcycle!

Survivors include: his daughter, Summer (Thomas J.) Cook, and

her children, Tristen and Shane Manley and James Cook; stepdaughter,

Dee-Anne (Todd) Moore, and her children, Abby and

Maddie Moore; sisters, Tonya (Danny) Harper, Katrina (Thomas)

Paschke and Bridgett Adams (fiancée Lonnie Travis; several nieces,

nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by: his father, Larry; mother and stepfather,

Ruth and Tommy Dillion; grandparents, Hazel and Johnny

Barton; and sister, Becky Overfield.

Visitation was held Oct. 29 at Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and

Crematory, London. The family suggests memorials in Larry’s

name be made to: Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445, London, OH

43140.

Condolences for the family may be shared at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

WILSON

Donald “Donnie” Wilson, 56, of London died on Oct. 27, 2022, in

his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born on Dec. 7,

1965, in London, he was the son of Donald B. and Carolyn (Simmons)

Wilson.

Donnie was a 1984 graduate of London High School, where he

was active in track, cross country, and was a delegate to Boys State.

After graduation, he attended DeVry Technical Institute and The

Ohio State University. Donnie was a robotic technician engineer at

Jefferson Industries (JIC) for 26 years. He enjoyed golf, music, computers,

and a variety of sports.

Donnie was a member of First Baptist Church of London where

he was saved and baptized.

Survivors include: his mother, Carolyn Wilson; aunts and uncles,

Flora Artis, Judy (Rick) Jackson, Delores Ward, Ellsworth

(Sherri) Simmons Jr., Lance (Angela) Simmons, Eldon “Moe” (Virginia)

Wilson, Marilyn Hall, Blanche (Terry) Mayo, Saundra Chandler,

Brenda (Martin) Russell Jr. and Mike Wilson; special cousins,

Natalie Jackson and her children and Gregg (Melissa) Chandler;

special friend, Beth Patridge; a host of other cousins and friends.

Special acknowledgement to his cousin Marcus Russell who took

exceptional care of him in his last days.

Special thank-you to the First Baptist Church of London family

for their love, prayers, and support.

He was preceded in death by: his father, Donald; grandparents,

Ellsworth and Imogene Simmons and Eldon and Gertrude Wilson;

aunts and uncles, Tony Simmons, Shirley Hoosier and Reida

Turner.

Visitation and a celebration of Donnie’s life was held on Nov. 2

in First Baptist Church of London with Pastor Damion A. Sneed

officiating.

Memorials in Donnie’s name may be made to: The James Cancer

Hospital and Solove Research Institute at www.cancer.osu.edu/fordonors-and-volunteers.

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

London. Condolences for the family may be shared at

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

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Legion Post 176 celebrates 100th anniversary

Veterans Day services

will take place on

Nov. 11 at memorial

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

South Charleston American Legion Post

176 will host a Veterans Day ceremony on

Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the veterans memorial

at the corner of Woodward and South

Church streets.

The post is celebrating its 100th anniversary

this year. In honor of the milestone,

members had a new sign made for the post

which is located at 108 William St. They debuted

the sign as part of their float in the

South Charleston Heritage Commission’s

Heritage Days Festival parade in September.

The sign is now affixed to the fence wall

at the post.

Also on the float were four individuals

who have been Post 176 members for more

than 50 years: Terry Cassel, John Corbitt,

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Howard Myers and Bob Varner. Others who

have been members for more than 50 years

include Jack Slattery, Dan Spitzer, Fred

Tindall (69 years), and Dick Woods.

The post is active in the community and

well known for their porkchop dinners. They

hold several dinners each year, setting up at

a large Southeastern High School track

meet each spring, at the community garage

sales in June, at their own cruise-in car

show in August, and at the Heritage Days

Festival each fall.

This year, they had a special request for

their dinners. Sunrise Co-op in South

Charleston ordered 300 dinners to be given

to farmers as they brought their grain into

the co-op on Oct. 22.

“We cooked them at the post, then took

them to Sunrise and passed them out to whoever

wanted them. It was our first time doing

this,” said Howard Myers, service officer.

Most of the proceeds from the porkchop

dinners go to scholarships for graduating

Southeastern High School seniors. Last

year, the post gave out approximately

$7,000 in scholarships.

In addition to hosting a Veterans Day

ceremony every year, the post observes Memorial

Day with ceremonies at the Catholic

and Greenlawn cemeteries. Members also

provide color guard services at Southeastern’s

home football games.

The post is named for five men who died

in the line of duty: John Allen, World War I;

brothers Charles Myers and Floyd Myers,

World War II; James Hohn, Korean War;

and Carl Sparrow, Vietnam War.

The post’s current officers are: Robert

Webb, commander; Ed White, adjutant;

Steve Nickels, finance officer; Dave

Clemens, chaplain; Jeff Lench, first vice

commander; Ronnie Wilson, second vice

commander; and Howard Myers, service officer.

There are 81 members altogether.

Long-time Post 176

members ride on a

float in the Heritage

Days parade.

As part of their celebration of the post’s 100th anniversary, members of American Legion

Post 176 had a new sign made. It is affixed to the fence at the post, 25 William St.

Library fun: Board games, movies, turkeys

Houston Library is located at 5 W. Jamestown St.,

South Charleston. Call (937) 462-8047 for details.

• Thanksgiving Activity Bag. Children ages 2-12 are

invited to pick up a bag to take home between now and

Nov. 23 while supplies last.

• Closed. All Clark County public libraries will close

at 5 p.m. Nov. 23 and remain closed through Nov. 24.

• Storytime. Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers

takes place at 11 a.m. on Thursday mornings through

Dec. 1. Books, rhymes, music and crafts are planned. To

sign up, call the library.

• After-school Movie. A PG-rated film will be shown

at 4 p.m. Nov. 7. Call the library for the movie title.

• Turkey Hunt. Between Nov. 14 and Nov. 23, find

Tom Turkey’s new hiding place each day to receive a

small treat. (Limit one per day.)

• LEGO Club. Second and fourth Mondays of each

month (except Dec. 26), Nov. 14, Nov. 28 and Dec. 12.

For school-aged children. 3:30-5 p.m. Show off your creativity.

All supplies are provided. Creations will be left

on display at the library until the following month.

• Board Game Night for Adults. Enjoy an evening

out on Nov. 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Jim and Kim Breeze will

provide a variety of games and instructions.

• Pokemon Trading Card Game Club. Join fellow

Pokemon fanatics to talk, battle, trade (with parents’

permission), and show off your collection. Participants

must bring their own cards. For ages 6-12.


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South Charleston

Stop for Coffee & Conversation

By Kristy Zurbrick

visiting the shops for coffee have stopped and thanked

Madison Editor

Waring or Police Chief Brian Redish for everything

Once a month, South Charleston’s village manager

from prompt brush pickup to police officers going above

and police chief—and often one of the village commissioners—invite

the public to chat with them informally

and beyond on a call.

“We haven’t really gotten a whole lot of complaints.

at one of the shops in town. They call it Coffee & Conversation,

and the idea is to offer a casual atmosphere

Nothing really negative at all. It’s been positive feedback,”

Waring said.

in which anyone can feel comfortable sharing concerns,

That’s not to say they aren’t open to complaints, constructive

criticism, or simply ideas of what residents

ideas, or praise about village government business.

The monthly, hour-long meetups started over a year

would like to see more or less of.

ago as an alternative for residents who can’t or don’t

“We would love to have more people come and sit

want to attend formal village commission meetings but

down with us. If someone has issues or ideas they don’t

do want to share their thoughts with village officials.

want to bring to the meetings, we’d love to hear them.

“Being on record (at a formal meeting) is daunting

That’s why we do Coffee & Conversation,” Waring said.

for some people. At Coffee & Conversation, there is no

It also has proven to be a chance to learn about activities,

events, and services offered by different groups

record. People can say their piece and not have to have

everybody in town be able to see it,” said Trecia Waring,

and entities around town. At the last Coffee & Conversation,

one of the local pastors sat down with the village

village manager.

Coffee & Conversation takes place at 8 a.m. the first

officials to tell them about his church’s volunteer work,

Wednesday of each month and rotates between Village

children’s activities, and a harvest party open to the

Cup, 17 S. Chillicothe St., and All In Flavor, 9 S. Chillicothe

St. The next session will take place on Dec. 7 at

public. The village officials shared the event details on

the village’s Facebook page.

Village Cup.

To learn more about Coffee & Conversation, call

To date, the feedback has been positive. Customers

South Charleston town hall at (937) 462-8888.

Music and dance at Opera House

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Christmas at the Opera House, a long standing holiday

tradition, will take place this year on Dec. 3 at 7

p.m. at the opera house at South Charleston Town Hall,

35 S. Chillicothe St.

The South Charleston Heritage Commission hosts

the event. Admission is free; donations are accepted.

The program features Christmas-themed music and

dance performances by talented children and adults

from in and around the community.

“It’s a festive way to start off the Christmas season,

and a great way to support your friends in the community,”

said Carol Wildman, director.

The program includes group and solo performances

by members of the South Charleston Community Choir.

The choir started rehearsals in mid-October. Members

of Southeastern High School’s student choir are among

the vocalists who make up the community choir. Wildman

is still welcoming anyone who would like to join

the group. Rehearsals take place on Sundays at 5 p.m.

at First Presbyterian Church, 15 N. Chillicothe St.

Southeastern High School’s band will perform group

numbers and possibly some solo or small-group pieces.

The children’s dance troupe that was formed for last

year’s Christmas at the Opera House resulted in its leader

holding dance classes throughout this past year. Some of

the individual classes will perform at this year’s event.

Anyone who would like more information about

Christmas at the Opera House or would like to become

a member of the community choir can contact Carol

Wildman at (937) 605-2267.

Parks & Rec District sets activities

The National Trail Parks and Recreation District,

1301 Mitchell Blvd., Springfield, serves Clark County.

For details, call (937) 328-7275 or visit www.ntprd.org.

Miracle on Mitchell Holiday Bazaar Open House

Miracle on Mitchell will take place Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m.,

at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District. The

event is free and open to the public and will feature

items from local vendors. Table space is available; call

(937) 328-7275.

Thanksgiving Shoebox Parade Float Entry

Enter the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Shoebox Parade.

Enter as a family, business, organization, or individual.

Create a float using a shoebox or something similar and

drop it off at the NTPRD Administration Building by

Nov. 10. Your float will be pulled along a road and city

backdrop while parade announcers read its description,

just like in holiday parades. All of the floats will be

filmed to create a video parade. The parade will be aired

on the NTPRD Facebook page at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving

morning. The theme this year is “Movie Magic.”

Find the rules and regulations on the NTPRD website.

Trail Tots

Trail Tots is for children ages 3-5 along with an adult

and will be held Nov. 17, 10-11 a.m., at the National

Trail Parks and Recreation District Administration

Building. Explore and learn outdoors with literature,

hands-on-activities, sensory play, music and nature

walks. Registration is $8. The deadline to register is

Nov. 14. Registration is available online by going to

ntprd.org or by calling 937-328-7275.

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Romantic comedy uses star power to shine

A vital piece missing in the romantic comedies of late—besides a

truly original plot—is the lack of genuine movie stars. To be fair and

kind to up-and-coming actors and the well-known faces cast in their

stead, they mostly do an admirable job of trying to sell these products

of pure fluff to the masses, but it is the movie star that can

make even the most standard rom-com pop off the screen.

“Ticket to Paradise”, a romantic comedy released solely into the

theaters on Oct. 21, understands the power stars can hold. Truthfully,

the movie doesn’t have a great script, but it doesn’t have to

because George Clooney and Julia Roberts are speaking its words.

And it’s not even that romantic, but it doesn’t have to be because

Clooney is smiling his crinkly smile and Roberts is giving her clarion

call laugh. Heck, it’s not even particularly good, but it doesn’t

really have to be because these sparkling and beautiful people are

throwing their sparkle and beauty around in a movie whose locale

is as equally sparkling and beautiful.

This is a film that knows it is not a great piece of cinematic art,

but it effortlessly wields the power of the movie star and somehow

manages to be light and fun and mostly charming. With the shininess

of the stars and the magnificent beachscapes, it lulls you into

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looking past its general ho-humness

and asks that you bask in

a world you could never dream

of living in—or afford to, for most

of us.

In “Ticket to Paradise,”

Clooney plays David Cotton, a bachelor architect living

in Chicago who, after nearly 20 years of being divorced,

still gripes about his first and only wife to anyone willing

to lend an ear—or just be in his general vicinity. For

her part, Roberts plays Georgia Cotton, a gallerist semiliving

with her pilot boyfriend. After nearly 20 years of

being divorced, she still gripes about her first and only

husband to anyone willing to lend an ear—or just be in

her general vicinity.

Although they are bitter exes to the core, David and

Georgia have managed to raise a nearly perfect daughter,

Lily (Kaitlyn Dever), who has just graduated from

law school and is on her way to a prestigious job at the

top law-firm in Illinois. To celebrate Lily’s accomplishments,

David and Georgia have paid to send her and her

best friend, Wren (Billie Lourd), on an all-expenses paid

vacation to Bali for two months before they have to get

used to the soul-sucking grind of adulthood.

Feeling as if they did a good deed by working together

on this project, the (when put together) demonic

duo agrees to never see or speak to the other again.

They do just that until Lily shoots off an email saying

she met a wonderful local man named Gede (Maxime

Bouttier) and they plan to marry within a week’s time.

Not wanting their daughter to make the same mistake

as they did—David and Georgia married right out

of college, and Georgia put her career on hold to support

her family—they strike a rare truce and agree to work

together to sabotage their daughter’s impending nuptials.

While the film does not fully acknowledge how

truly awful their mission is and how off the deep-end

they are, the genuine movie stars play their parts so

well they manage to infuse their characters with pathetic

charm so you do not outright hate them for their

occasional bouts of wretchedness.

the reel deal

Dedra Cordle

This romantic comedy likes

to split its time between the two

couples, one fresh in the bloom

of love and the other, well, decidedly

not—or so it seems. Over

the course of trying to crush

their daughter’s heart and

spirit, the latter pair can’t help

but get swept up in the magic of

the island and the unresolved

issues that frayed their once loving

friendship and romance. Although

both of the couples could

use a bit more romantic chemistry, it’s hard to deny the

adults are the most interesting pairing to watch, much

of it due to the fact that they were given the most material

to work with and had the characters who were the

most developed. It also doesn’t hurt that they are played

by movie stars who know how to chew the fat from any

scene.

“Ticket to Paradise” is a movie where you can see

how much fun the actors had filming it, and for the most

part, that translates out of the screen and with the audience.

But with its over-reliance on the star power of

Clooney and Roberts, some aspects of the film suffer

from a lack of attention paid to other important elements,

like the dialogue or development of secondary

characters you are also supposed to care about.

Overall, this film isn’t a bad one, but if you are able

to withstand the presence of Clooney and Roberts together

again, you’ll probably notice the cracks in the

foundation a bit more. But if you just want to turn off

your brain and watch beautiful people do ugly things

and then put in some work to beautify themselves again

in a majestic location, then this might be something you

want to check out when you get a chance.

Grade: B-

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer and columnist.

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Levy is for safety

services, not new

community center

On Nov. 8, a levy issue will appear on the ballot asking

the citizens of London to support the city of London

divisions of fire/EMS and police. I am encouraging

everyone to vote for the levy.

There is misinformation being stated about the levy

that I would like to correct.

This levy is for the divisions of police and fire/EMS

only and is not for the construction of a community center.

The ballot language clearly states how the funding

will be utilized. There is no mention of a community

center on the ballot, and it would be illegal to use those

funds for that purpose. I encourage everyone to read the

ballot language which can be found on the Madison

County Board of Election’s website.

This levy for our safety services is needed for many

reasons. Four years ago, the city of London rescinded a

3-mill property tax that funded EMS services. We did

not want to overtax the citizens and wanted to collect

only what is needed. We promised that the department

could operate for three years without additional funding.

In fact, we were able to efficiently operate for four years

and are just now asking for an increase for the correct

and known amount needed. The funding will go to the

Division of Fire/EMS operations and the many services

they provide. I am proud that within those four years,

we have increased our services by having firefighting

and EMS services on both sides of the railroad tracks.

In 1986, the London Police Department moved into

their current location at 10 E. First St. This was to be a

“temporary home” for the department. Thirty-six years

later, they are still in the same insufficient building. The

current building is one-third of the recommended size

for what our police department needs. This new police

facility will provide secure holding rooms, IT servers, offices

and many others things needed to efficiently and

effectively operate. This move will keep our officers safer

and help them better serve the community.

When voting on Nov. 8, please remember that these

are the men and women who keep you safe, serve our

community around the clock, run towards danger and

come to our aid during medical emergencies. They are

always there when you need them, and now they need

you to vote for the levy!

Patrick J. Closser

Mayor of London

New police station

very much needed

As you are probably aware, there is an important income

tax levy for public safety services on the Nov. 8

ballot here in London. Voters will be asked to approve a

0.4 percent income tax increase from the current 1.5

percent tax currently in place. It should be noted that

the 1.5 percent is below the average for municipalities

our size, which is 2 percent.

The funds generated from this increase will supplement

the London fire/EMS division operations and also

cover a debt of approximately $10 million to design and

construct a modern, functional police facility.

As the city police chief, I would like to share my

thoughts on the need of constructing a new police building.

While you personally may not have many interactions

with your police division, (which most would agree

is a good thing), we do have serious concerns about our

current facility. When I was appointed chief in 2016, it

was well known that the current facility needed to be addressed.

However, there were other pressing needs for the

city administration to handle first, which we understood.

The city made a number of improvements, including renovation

of city hall, relocation of the street department to

a refurbished facility, and consolidation of fire and EMS

which included the addition of a second facility remodel.

It is now time to address the aging police facility.

City council approved the first step by funding a professional

needs assessment for the police department.

This study was important in obtaining an objective view

from an experienced architectural firm. The needs assessment

outlined what an agency our size and composition

would require in a functional and safe facility, documenting

the many areas we are currently lacking with our

present facility. As I understand it, the department was

moved into the current location in 1986 as a temporary

solution. Since that time, the department has grown, the

services offered to the community have expanded, and

needs of the community have increased significantly.

For the sake of brevity, I will not list all the specifics

of the needs assessment. Many expected areas of a

proper facility are either non-existent or multiple uses

are combined into inadequate spaces. We currently have

approximately one-third of the recommended square

footage. Our facility lacks a safe and secure environment

for officers, arrestees, and visitors due to the size

and more importantly the layout of the converted building.

I encourage you to take the time to stop by and visit

the department to see for yourself the many areas

needed for improvement. The members will gladly give

you a quick tour of the facility.

In closing this letter, I would like to acknowledge the

past support and acts of appreciation we have received

from the community. I enjoy the great partnership we

have with community members and believe that you

should be proud of the agency you have serving your

community. I may be a little biased, as I see daily the

efforts put forth by the men and women of the London

Police Department. I hope you choose to further support

your community and its police force by voting for the

public safety levy.

Best regards and stay safe.

Chief Glenn Nicol

London Police Division

Fire/EMS request

public’s support

To all the citizens of London:

You have the opportunity to directly impact the quality

of life and quality of services that you receive as citizens.

Funding your fire/EMS department prioritizes

public safety in your community, allowing for equipment

purchases, staffing, facility maintenance, and programming

in a timely manner.

In 2019, we assumed the duties of providing emergency medical

transport care in our community. At that time, we also eliminated

a 3-mill property tax levy that resulted in a cost savings to homeowners.

During the process of secession from the emergency medical

district, I was asked how long we could operate without

additional funding. My answer was three years. We are now finishing

up our fourth year. During that time, our world has changed

dramatically. Who could have ever predicted a worldwide pandemic?

Despite that, your fire/EMS department continued to operate

when others simply shut their doors.

In that time frame, we have seen the best and worst days of

many people. We continue to strive to improve and develop more

value-added programs to offer the community. By having the ability

to interact more frequently with our citizens, we have enjoyed the

opportunity to deliver the message of prevention in a time that is

proactive instead of reactive. Many times, when our fire/EMS crews

respond to emergencies, we take the time to educate citizens on inherent

risks they may not be aware of within not only their homes,

but their place of employment. That interaction can be invaluable.

I have received multiple messages, letters, and phone calls from citizens

expressing their thanks for our crews going the extra mile.

Your fire/EMS department does much more than respond to

emergencies. Your fire/EMS department touches almost every way

of life that you experience. For your children, we are there to give

them the message of fire prevention. We are there if they stray from

that message to help them understand the dangers of fire with juvenile

fire setter’s classes. We are there for your newborns in providing

consultation on child seat safety. For teenagers, we have

developed programs to teach CPR and first aid to our high school

students. For adults, we continue our message of fire prevention by

inspecting businesses and making sure a safe environment is provided

so you can work, shop and eat safely. We are there for your

parents when they need assistance with their smoke and carbon

monoxide detector. We are there for you even when you just need a

help up when you have fallen and need a boost and no one else is

available. We provide a helpful reminder to ensure that your home

is safe from trip hazards and electrical overloading. We are there.

The point is that we are there for most of your needs. We would

like to continue to provide the quality of care that you have become

accustomed to. We understand that there is never a good time to

ask citizens for an increase in funding. We are there for you when

you are in need, and we hope that you are there in our time of need.

We have no choice but to come to you, the taxpayer and ask for additional

funding. We understand that the future seems cloudy and

unpredictable. But we need your help to continue to provide quality

care for all your needs.

Please vote for public safety on Nov. 8.

Chief Todd D. Eades

London Fire/EMS Division

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Mt. Sterling schedules another cleanup day

By Kristy Zurbrick

Madison Editor

Mount Sterling residents are responding

well to cleanup days organized by the village—so

well, in fact, that the village has put

another cleanup day on the calendar.

Each year, the village sponsors a large

cleanup day in the spring. This year, they

decided to add a mini fall cleanup on Oct.

22. The response was bigger than expected.

“I wasn’t expecting as much of a turnout

as we got. We were so busy,” said council

member Rob Longcoy, adding that people

were still waiting to dispose of items after

the trash receptacle reached capacity.

For that reason, Longcoy requested that

council approve a second fall cleanup which

will take place Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon.

If needed, hours will be extended to 4 p.m.

The event is designed specifically for bulk

items, such as beds, mattresses, couches,

and brush.

Residents looking to get rid of bulk items

can bring the items to the dump themselves

during the cleanup hours or call town hall,

(740) 869-2040, ahead of time to make

arrangements for pickup at their homes.

Items left for pickup must be placed at the

curb. Cleanup crew members will not enter

personal dwellings.

Longcoy noted that the cleanup is not designed

for regular household trash that

Rumpke or Waste Management picks up.

He also said that tires, concrete, old paint

cans and other hazardous materials, computers,

televisions, and appliances containing

freon will not be accepted.

Monitors will be stationed at the dump to

be sure people participating in the cleanup

are Mount Sterling residents.

Fiscal oversight ends

In October, the state officially released

the village from fiscal oversight. The release

has been six years in the making. The need

for oversight stemmed from theft and fraud

committed by former village officials.

“We have officially reached the end of fiscal

oversight,” said Andy Drake, village

council president pro tem, at the Oct. 24

council meeting. “That’s a huge, huge

achievement, and looking back over the

work that was done, it is hard to say anything

other than the results speak for themselves.”

He continued, “This village is on solid fiscal

ground, it’s well run, and most importantly

we’re committed to open government

and community involvement in everything

we do.”

He thanked everyone who worked toward

the goal and thanked the fiscal oversight

board, saying it wasn’t a glamorous

civic duty but one done well by all involved.

“Frankly, it helped us move on from what

I think everyone would say is kind of a dark

time,” Drake said. “In the community, I realize

there are those who will have a very

difficult time forgiving or forgetting what

has occurred, and I don’t necessarily disagree

with that. But what I would ask

everybody to do is spend more time and put

more energy into looking forward and help

us invest in the village and grow the village.”

David Timmons, who ha been a council

member throughout the six years of oversight,

said he is proud of the hard work

everyone put in.

“We had to watch every nickel. To be

where we’re at today, I just feel so glad,” he

said.

Community Appreciation Dinner

American Legion Post 417 and the

Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce are

hosting a Community Appreciation Dinner

12-2 p.m. Nov. 19. The dinner is free and

open to anyone who lives or works in the village.

There are no income requirements.

Meals will be available for dine-in, carryout,

or delivery. Dine-in and carryout meals

will be served at the Legion Post, 27 Clark

St., Mount Sterling. Anyone requesting delivery

can call the Legion at (740) 869-2795.

The meals include turkey, ham, and all

the traditional Thanksgiving fixings.

Upcoming meetings

The following council committee meetings

will take place in council chambers at

town hall:

• Streets—Nov. 2 at 8 a.m.

• Water/wastewater—Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m.

• Nuisance/abatement—Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.

• Parks and recreation—Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

• Records and retention—Nov. 4 at 8 a.m.

• Planning and zoning—Nov. 22 at 6 p.m.

The next regular council meeting is set

for Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

Meetings are open to the public.

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To All of the Veterans Who have Served

Please join us for our Veterans Day Program November 11th at 12:00

Madison County Senior Citizens Center 280 West High St. London (740) 852-3001


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VETERANS DAY

Honoring All Who Served

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Madison-Plains does well on state report card

The Ohio Department of Education recently

released the 2022 Ohio School Report

Cards. The report cards include five components

that receive ratings from one to five

stars. This year’s report cards provide information

on the progress of districts and

schools in five areas including achievement,

progress, gap closing, early literacy, and

graduation.

Madison-Plains Local School District met

or exceeded state expectations in all five

components, earning its highest ratings in

gap closing and achievement. Based on the

overall ratings through the state’s new star

system, Madison-Plains is the highest overall

rated school district in Madison County,

earning 18 out of a possible 25 stars.

Madison-Plains earned a five-star rating

for gap closing, a component that shows how

well schools are meeting the performance

expectations for students in English language

arts, math, and graduation. It also

measures how schools are doing in supporting

English learners to increase language

proficiency, reducing chronic absenteeism

for all students, and identifying gifted students

and providing gifted services. Madison-Plains

exceeded state achievement and

graduation goals for all subgroups.

The district earned a four-star rating in

the achievement component which measures

students’ academic achievement using

a performance index score. The performance

index measures the test results of every student,

not just those who score proficient or

higher. Schools and districts receive points

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on the index for every student who takes a

test. The higher the performance level on

the state tests, the more points awarded toward

the index score.

Madison-Plains earned 82 percent of the

maximum possible points. The district attributes

this success to the hard work of its

teachers and staff and their continual efforts

to improve performance for all students.

“I would like to thank our teachers and

all of our staff for their hard work to help

our students learn as much as they have,”

said Chad Eisler, Madison-Plains superintendent.

“I would like to congratulate our

students, also. They are doing well, and we

are proud of all of them, as well as our

teachers and staff.

“I would also like to extend my appreciation

to our parents and guardians for their

support. There is more work to be done, but

there are good things happening in the

Madison-Plains Local School District.”

LONDON FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS

CHRISTMAS CANDY SALE

in the Masonic Temple, 65 N. Main St., London

(corner of Main & Fifth Sts.)

Nov. 14 - Dec. 21, 2022

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am-7:00pm Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Curbside pick up orders call (740) 506-7493

Open Sunday for Olde Fashioned Christmas Nov. 27th 2:00pm-6:00pm

Candy Favorites $/lb Candy Favorites $/lb

1 Belgian Choc Filled $6.00 31 Milk Choc Sea Salt Car $8.00

2 Bridge Mix $6.00 32 Mixed fruit Slices $3.00

3 Buckeyes, Box of 12 $7.00 33 Mocha Meltaway $8.00

4 Carmel Creams $4.00 34 Neon Worms $4.00

5 Cherry Slices $3.00 35 Non Pareils $8.00

6 Choc Covered Caramels $6.00 36 Orange Slices $3.00

7 Choc French Mint $8.00 37 Peanut Brittle $5.00

8 Choc Marshmallows $8.00 38 Peanut Brittle, Choc $6.00

9 Chocolate Raisins $6.00 39 Peanut Butter Cups $6.00

10 Chocolate Stars $5.00 40 Peppermint Puffs $5.00

12 Chocolate Toffee Mix $6.00 41 Snowflake Pretzels $5.00

13 Chocolate Toffee Pretzels $6.00 42 Spearmint Leaves $3.00

14 Cinnamon Balls $3.00 43 Spice Jelly Drops $3.00

15 Coconut BonBons $6.00 44 Xmas Sour Gummies $3.00

16 Coconut Dips $8.00 45 Xmas Tree Pretzels $5.00

17 Cashew Snapper $8.00 46 Yogurt Almonds $5.00

18 Dark Choc Drops $4.00 47 Yogurt Pretzels, Mint $5.00

19 Dark Choc Mini Mint $5.00

Clusters

20 Dark Choc Cherry Slices $5.00 49 Vanilla $6.00

21 Dark Choc Sea Salt Carm $8.00 50 Maple $6.00

22 Dark Choc Peanuts $6.00 51 Caramel $6.00

23 Deluxe Hard Candy $5.00 52 Pecan Caramel $8.00

24 Double Dipped Peanuts $5.00 53 White Choc Cashew Cara $8.00

25 English Toffee $8.00

Sugar Free

26 Giant Gels $3.00 54 1 Lb. $10.00

27 Gummy Bears $3.00 55 1/2 Lb. $ 6.00

28 Kringles Caramel $6.00 56 3/4 Lb. $ 8.00

29 Malted Milk Balls

30 Milk Choc Drops

$6.00

$5.00

57 Sugar Free $ 4.00

58 Baskets Fee

$ 3.00

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Eagles volleyball teams

win conference titles

The seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball teams from Madison-Plains both won Ohio Heritage

Conference titles in the South Division Tournament on Oct. 8 at Greeneview High School. The

seventh-graders defeated Cedarville in the championship. The eighth-graders defeated

Southeastern to repeat as conference champions.

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All-league football honors

The Central Buckeye Conference recently

announced its all-league awards for

football. Jonathan Alder and London are

members of the league’s Kenton Trail division.

Offense first team

• Interior linemen—Andrew Heisler, junior,

Jonathan Alder; Alonte Hewston, senior,

London; Connor Fulton, junior, London.

• Running backs—Cameron Jewell, junior,

Jonathan Alder; Zach Jones, junior,

London.

• Special teams—Elijah Mitchell, senior,

London.

Defense first team

• Defensive linemen—Baylor Petzinger,

senior, Jonathan Alder.

• Linebackers—Caleb Miller, senior,

Jonathan Alder; Sean Johns, senior, London.

Offense second team

• Interior linemen—Aidan Burke, senior,

Jonathan Alder; Riley Hay, senior, London;

Braden Ditello, junior, London.

• Running backs—Noah Sollars, sophomore,

London.

Defense second team

• Defensive linemen—Ty Moore, junior,

Jonathan Alder; Andrew Sims, junior, London;

Payton Gravley, senior, London; Chase

Payne, sophomore, London.

• Defensive backs—Hank Shoemaker,

senior, Jonathan Alder; Bryce Smith, senior,

Jonathan Alder.

• Special teams—Charlie Aurin, junior,

Jonathan Alder.

Special mention

Wyatt Kaizer, senior, Jonathan Alder;

Gavin Braden, senior, London.

Sportsmanship award

Doug Nussbaum, senior, Jonathan

Alder; Joe Osborn, senior, London.

LMS teams take

home many titles

London Middle School’s sports teams enjoyed

a successful fall season.

The seventh-grade volleyball team won

the conference tournament, finishing the

season with a 21-0 record.

The eighth-grade volleyball team finished

as runner-up in the league tournament,

ending the season with a 19-2 record.

The seventh- and eighth-grade football

teams both finished the season undefeated

with records of 8-0. They both won league

titles.

The soccer team went undefeated, as

well, going 15-0 and winning the Circleville

Tournament to finish out the season.

Madison-Plains’ seventh-grade volleyball team: (front row, from left) Hannah Morrow,

Bella Wilson, Arianna Moore, Ayslynn McCracken, Sophia Stires, Skyler Mayabb;

(back row) Coach Rickelle Davis, Kaitlyn Hodges, Sydney Thomas, Ava Mace, Chloe

Mason, Hanna Crabbe, Aubrey Cress and Coach Deb Browning.

Madison-Plains’ eighth-grade volleyball team: (front row, from left) Kelci Mitchell, Ariel

Stout, Kenzie Vallery, Addi Phillips, Cambria Webb; (back row) Coach Rickelle Davis,

Sadie Mason, Rae Fisher, Kastin Little, Megan West and Coach Deb Browning.


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Grief Group

Beverly Hume, M.Div., has completed extensive training on

coaching people as they deal with the end of life of a loved one. She

will be offering a free group beginning Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at First

United Methodist Church of London, 52 N. Main St. The group is

free and open to the community.

Writers & Illustrators Show

The London Visual Arts Guild is hosting a Writers & Illustrators

Show through Nov. 20 at the London Arts Center, 121 E. First St.

Gallery hours are: Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturdays,

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open studio takes place 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays.

MCBDD Holiday Open House

The Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 500

Elm St. (behind Fairhaven School), London, is hosting a holiday

open house 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 9. The public is invited to tour themed

and decorated offices, take pictures with Santa, and enjoy refreshments

and a craft sale. Students served by the board and its Tigers

Advocacy Group made the crafts. RSVP to Susan Thompson at (740)

852-7050, ext. 1820, or susan.thompson@madison.oh.gov by Dec. 2.

Newborn/Infant Support Group

Daines Village, Rocking Horse Community Health Center, and

Nationwide Children’s Hospital are hosting a free newborn/infant

support group for parents and grandparents. The event is set for 6-

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1143 Daines Court, London. Participants will be treated

to dinner, receive support for themselves and their new

bundles of joy, and have the chance to win prizes. For

details or to register, call (740) 845-7286, ext. 704.

Board of Developmental Disabilities

The Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities

will hold its regularly monthly meeting at 4

p.m. Nov. 10 at the administrative office, 500 Elm St.,

London. If the meeting needs to be rescheduled, it will

take place the following Thursday at the same place and

time.

Additionally, the board will hold a public hearing at

3 p.m. Dec. 8 to discuss goals and objectives for the 2023

Annual Action Plan. The meeting will take place at the

administrative office.

Madison-Plains Facilities

Madison-Plains Local Schools has changed the dates

for its community meetings to talk about the future of

the district’s buildings. The new meeting dates are Nov.

17 at the Mount Sterling Community Center and Dec.

5 in the high school gym. Both meetings start at 7 p.m.

West Jefferson Events

West Jefferson’s parks and recreation department is

hosting the following activities:

• Shop Hop—Nov. 26 at the West Jefferson Community

Center. Vendors interested in participating can

contact Shelton Stanely at (614) 307-6543 or sstanley@westjeffersonohio.gov.

There is no fee to setup as a

vendor and no admission fee for shoppers.

• Snowflake Dane—Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m., at the Community

Center. This winter formal is open to children in

fifth grade or younger. Admission is a requested $1 donation.

Concessions will be sold by donation. Proceeds

go to West Jefferson’s Adopt-A-Family program.

Fair Board Meetings

The Madison County Fair Board has made a change

in the time and location of their regular meetings. The

board is now meeting at 7:15 p.m. the first Wednesday

of each month at the Butcher Block Restaurant, 2280

State Rte. 56 SW, London.

Women and Wine

Junior Achievement of Mad River Region, which includes

Madison County, is hosting their “Women &

Wine” event on Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Windy

Knoll Banquet Center, 500 Roscommon Dr., Springfield.

Food, wine, and live and silent auctions are planned.

Tickets are $40 plus an unwrapped item for the live

auction. Those who purchase their tickets by Nov. 1 will

receive a hand-painted wine glass. Visit

https://madriver.ja.org/events/ja-women-and-wine-fall

to purchase tickets.

Der Dutchman Fundraiser

for Humane Society

The Humane Society of Madison County is holding

its annual charity fundraiser on Nov. 12 at Der Dutchman

Restaurant & Bakery, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain

City. The event includes live and silent auctions, a 50/50

raffle, and presentation of the 2022 Bonzi awards.

Handmade jewelry, toys and other items will be available

for purchase. Credit cards, checks and cash will be

accepted. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 5:30 p.m.

to have time to browse the items for purchase and up

for auction.

Doors open at 5:30. Dinner starts at 6:30. The cost is

$35 per person ($15 for ages 10 and younger). The family-style

dinner includes roast beef and chicken, mashed

potatoes with gravy, dressing, corn, bread, beverage and

dessert. The vegetarian entrée includes a choice of fish

or steamed veggies which includes mashed potatoes,

corn, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.

The reservation form can be found at www.hsmcohio.org

or stop into the shelter at 2020 Plain City

Georgesville Rd. N.E., West Jefferson, OH 43162.

Hope for the Holidays

Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care is hosting Hope for the

Holidays, a grief support program, at 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at

Marysville Nazarene Church, 1126 N. Maple St.,

Marysville. The event provides the opportunity for

those who are grieving to honor and remember their

loved ones who have passed away.

The event is free. Due to limited seating, reservations

are required and will be accepted until Nov. 9 or

until capacity is reached. To make reservations, call

(937) 469-0565 and indicate the number of attendees.

Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care provides hospice services

to patients and their families in Union and Madison

counties. It also provides home healthcare services in

Madison County.

Plain City Events

The following events are coming up in Plain City.

Visit www.plain-city.com for a full listing.

• Holiday Lights—Beginning Nov. 28 at Pastime

Park.

• Santa’s Mailbox—Beginning Nov. 28. Mailbox located

uptown at Bicentennial Park.

• Route 42 Holiday Hop—Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-noon, featuring

Route 42 businesses in Plain City.

• Christmas Under the Clock—Dec. 3, 4-7 p.m., uptown

Plain City.

Alzheimer’s Family Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Family Support Group meets at 6

p.m. the first Thursday of each month at St. John’s

Lutheran Church, 380 Keny Blvd., London. For more

information, call Pat Baynes at (937) 269-3605. Everyone

is welcome.

Madison County Senior Center

The Madison County Senior Citizens Center, 280 W.

High St., London, offers the following activities. The

cafe is open to all ages, Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-

1 p.m. For details, call (740) 852-3001.

• Nov. 7—8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise class; 9

a.m., chair volleyball; 9:30 a.m., crocheting, knitting

and needle crafts; 10:30 a.m., sitting exercise and

strengthening; 1 p.m., euchre; 4 p.m., Delightful Dining

trip departs

• Nov. 8—9 a.m.-3 p.m., quilting class; 10 a.m., bowling

at Madison Lanes; 1:30 p.m., Matter of Balance class

• Nov. 9—8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise class; 9

a.m., chair volleyball; 10:30 a.m., aerobic/strengthening

class; 12 p.m., bridge; 1 p.m., yoga stretch; 2 p.m., diabetes

and weight loss support group

• Nov. 10—9 a.m., chair volleyball; 1:30 p.m., Knowing

the Signs of Alzheimer’s class

• Nov. 11—8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise class;

11 a.m., Veteran’s Day lunch and program; 1 p.m., free

movie.


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Holiday Helper Toy Drive

The Holiday Helpers Firefighters Toy Drive is under

way. Madison County families in need, with children

ages 0-12 years old, who want to receive gifts are encouraged

to sign up as soon as possible. Families can

sign up at Job & Family Services, 200 Midway St., London.

For details, call (740) 852-4770. Anyone who would

like to “adopt” children for which to buy gifts, make a

monetary donation, or donate toys can call 852-4770.

London Public Library

London Public Library, is located at 20 E. First St.

Call (740) 852-9543 or visit www.mylondonlibrary.org

for details.

• Nov. 8—Toddler Time, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story

Time, 11 a.m.; Book Club, 7 p.m.

• Nov. 9—The Personal Life of Edgar Allan Poe, 6:30

p.m.

• Nov. 10—Kindergarten Club, 6:30 p.m.

• Nov. 11—Closed

• Nov. 12—Movie (“Minions: The Rise of Gru”), 3 p.m.

• Ongoing—Book Bingo, daily through Nov. 26.

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.

• Storytime. Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

• Thanksgiving. On Nov. 7, adults are welcome to

pick up a program-to-go that features a napkin holder

craft, word puzzles and more.

• Library Board. The board will meet at 6 p.m. Nov.

8 in the meeting room. To attend, contact the director

at csiscoe@hbmlibrary.org.

• Closed. The library will be closed on Nov. 11 in observance

of Veterans Day.

• Build-A-Bridge Challenge. Children in grades K-5 are

invited to register to build bridges for Three Billy Goats

Gruff to cross. The program is set for 11 a.m. Nov. 12.

• Toy Drive. The library is a drop-off location for the

Firefighters Toy Drive beginning Nov. 14.

• Warm Up West Jefferson. The library is accepting

donations of new and gently used blankets and winter

gear. The items will be available to take for anyone who

needs them.

Mount Sterling Library

Mount Sterling Public Library is located at 60 W.

Columbus St. Call (740) 869-2430 or visit www.mtsterlingpubliclibrary.org.

• Friends of the Library. Mount Sterling Friends of

the Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 on the library’s

main level. New members are always welcome.

• Board of Trustees. The library’s board of trustees

will meet at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 10 immediately following

the Mount Sterling Community Museum meeting.

Meetings are open to the public.

• Family Craft Take & Make. The Friends of the Library

will hold a family-friendly craft take-and-make

from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the library. The theme is

Christmas décor and gifts made of upcycled items. No

registration is needed. The event is open to all ages.

• Closed. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving

holiday Nov. 24-26. No items will be counted as

late or overdue or collect fines on days of closure.

• Ladies Night Out.

On Nov. 28, the monthly movie night for ladies will

feature “Top Gun: Mavericl” (PG-13). Doors open at 6:30

p.m. No early admittance. Seating is limited to 12-15

people. This is a potluck event, so bring any dish you

wish to share. Pizza, popcorn, soda, bottled water, and

flavored coffees will be provided. A door prize drawing

will result in a lucky winner. RSVP by calling the library

or text Melissa at (614) 315-7939. Please do not

RSVP if you are not sure you can attend.

• Book Club. The Around Town Book Club will meet

at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in the lounge by the fireplace at Deercreek

Lodge. As per tradition, this will be the group’s

annual Christmas party. Everyone is asked to bring a

gift-wrapped, gently used book for the book exchange.

Refreshments will be provided, and a fun activity will

result in a prize winner. The discussion will be centered

on the book, “Once in a Lifetime’ by Mary Monroe.

Copies are available at the library now. New members

are always encouraged to attend.

• Batters, Splatters & Platters. Registration for the

next Kids Cooking Club will open Dec. 15 and run

through Dec. 30. The class will be for kids 9-12 years

old and will start in January.

• Little Free Library Pantry. A ribbon-cutting is in

the works for a little free library pantry on the library

grounds. The Friends of the Library are accepting donations

of books and non-perishable canned and boxed

food items. The library pantry will operate on the honor

system of “Take what you need, leave what you can.”

Stayed tuned for details about a dedication and ribboncutting.

• Bookmobile. On Nov. 16, the bookmobile will make

stops at the parking lot of Grace Community Church in

South Solon from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and the parking lot of

Sedalia Christian Church from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. The library

will accept requests for items to be checked out,

reserved or delivered at these locations. Call the library

with your requests.

• Storytime. 10:30 a.m. on Mondays. The program is

open to children ages 3-5.

• Kodak Digital Scanner. The library has a new

Kodak digital scanner. The easy-to-use device can handle

slides and developed film negatives, converting

them to standard JPG images. One USB and cord powers

the machine, then lets users send pictures to a folder

on a laptop where it can be copied to a flash drive.

HELP House Outreaches

Volunteers from H.E.L.P. House Community Outreach

are sponsoring a drive-through Thanksgiving outreach

Nov. 19, 9 am-noon. Individuals and families in

need will receive a box of perishable and non-perishable

food items, including meat, vegetables and fruit. Clients

must register for this event.

The community is invited to support this annual outreach

with donations of canned corn or green beans,

brownie mix, gravy, jelly, macaroni and cheese, canned

fruit, vegetable oil, boxed stuffing, potato flakes and

noodles, turkeys and hams. Volunteers are needed to

pack boxes and organize food items on Nov.16-17, 6-8

p.m., as well as on the day of the event, 8 a.m.-noon.

Additionally, H.E.L.P. House is sponsoring a Little

Lambs Christmas outreach Dec. 17, 9 am.-noon. Clients

must register for this in-person shopping event.

H.E.L.P. House also will match families in need with

area individuals and families that are willing to purchase

gifts for the holiday season. Sponsors, as well as

families in need, are encouraged to register to purchase

and receive gifts beginning Nov. 1.

Contact H.E.L.P. House for more information at

(740) 852-1980 or via email at

helphouseoutreach@gmail.com.


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St. Patrick School brings back Halloween parade

One of the most beloved traditions at St.

Patrick School in London is the annual Halloween

walk from the school to the London

Health & Rehabilitation Center. Nearly all of

the students dress in costume, make the short

walk to the center, then parade through the

halls, bringing cheer to residents and staff.

For the past two years, the school has

been unable to do this community outreach

due to COVID-19 restrictions, but they got

the green light to revive the tradition this

year, doing so on Oct. 28.

“This is always a fun time of the year for

our students, and we all wanted to spread

that joy around to the rest of the community,

particularly to our seniors who are facing

some adversity in their life right now,”

said Principal Rick Logue.

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle

St. Patrick School students and residents of the rehabilitation center joke around during

their hallway parade. The younger students at the school made cards for the residents.

Shirley and Richard Helton pass out candy to St. Patrick School students visiting the

London Health & Rehabilitation Center. Richard, a resident of the center, said the students’

visit brought forth sweet memories of his childhood when he would go out trickor-treating

in his neighborhood dressed as a clown. “That was my favorite costume to

wear,” he recalled.

HEAP program offers help

with home energy expenses

The Ohio Department of Development

and Bridges Community Action Partnership

remind senior citizens in Ohio that assistance

is available to help with their home

energy bills.

The Home Energy Assistance Program

(HEAP) helps Ohioans at or below 175 percent

of the federal poverty guidelines pay

their heating bills. Applied directly to the

customer’s utility or bulk fuel bill, the benefit

can help manage heating costs.

Senior citizens may go to their local Area

Agency on Aging office for help with assembling

the required documents and completing

their HEAP application. Senior citizens

may also visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov to

apply online or to download a copy of the application.

When applying, individuals need to have

copies of the following documents:

• most recent utility bills;

• a list of all household members (including

birth dates and Social Security numbers);

• proof of income for the past 30 days for

all household members (12 months for certain

income types);

• proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency

for all household members; and

• proof of disability (if applicable).

HEAP benefits are applied to an individual’s

energy bill after Jan. 1. Applications

for the HEAP program must be received by

May 31, 2023.

For more information or assistance with

applying for a HEAP benefit, contact

Bridges Community Action Partnership at

(740) 852-3511 to make an appointment. To

be connected to your local Energy Assistance

provider, call (800) 282-0880 (hearing

impaired clients may dial 711 for assistance)

or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov.


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Romantic comedy uses star power to shine

A vital piece missing in the romantic comedies of late—besides a

truly original plot—is the lack of genuine movie stars. To be fair and

kind to up-and-coming actors and the well-known faces cast in their

stead, they mostly do an admirable job of trying to sell these products

of pure fluff to the masses, but it is the movie star that can

make even the most standard rom-com pop off the screen.

“Ticket to Paradise”, a romantic comedy released solely into the

theaters on Oct. 21, understands the power stars can hold. Truthfully,

the movie doesn’t have a great script, but it doesn’t have to

because George Clooney and Julia Roberts are speaking its words.

And it’s not even that romantic, but it doesn’t have to be because

Clooney is smiling his crinkly smile and Roberts is giving her clarion

call laugh. Heck, it’s not even particularly good, but it doesn’t

really have to be because these sparkling and beautiful people are

throwing their sparkle and beauty around in a movie whose locale

is as equally sparkling and beautiful.

This is a film that knows it is not a great piece of cinematic art,

but it effortlessly wields the power of the movie star and somehow

manages to be light and fun and mostly charming. With the shininess

of the stars and the magnificent beachscapes, it lulls you into

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can be of any topic, as 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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looking past its general ho-humness

and asks that you bask in

a world you could never dream

of living in—or afford to, for most

of us.

In “Ticket to Paradise,”

Clooney plays David Cotton, a bachelor architect living

in Chicago who, after nearly 20 years of being divorced,

still gripes about his first and only wife to anyone willing

to lend an ear—or just be in his general vicinity. For

her part, Roberts plays Georgia Cotton, a gallerist semiliving

with her pilot boyfriend. After nearly 20 years of

being divorced, she still gripes about her first and only

husband to anyone willing to lend an ear—or just be in

her general vicinity.

Although they are bitter exes to the core, David and

Georgia have managed to raise a nearly perfect daughter,

Lily (Kaitlyn Dever), who has just graduated from

law school and is on her way to a prestigious job at the

top law-firm in Illinois. To celebrate Lily’s accomplishments,

David and Georgia have paid to send her and her

best friend, Wren (Billie Lourd), on an all-expenses paid

vacation to Bali for two months before they have to get

used to the soul-sucking grind of adulthood.

Feeling as if they did a good deed by working together

on this project, the (when put together) demonic

duo agrees to never see or speak to the other again.

They do just that until Lily shoots off an email saying

she met a wonderful local man named Gede (Maxime

Bouttier) and they plan to marry within a week’s time.

Not wanting their daughter to make the same mistake

as they did—David and Georgia married right out

of college, and Georgia put her career on hold to support

her family—they strike a rare truce and agree to work

together to sabotage their daughter’s impending nuptials.

While the film does not fully acknowledge how

truly awful their mission is and how off the deep-end

they are, the genuine movie stars play their parts so

well they manage to infuse their characters with pathetic

charm so you do not outright hate them for their

occasional bouts of wretchedness.

the reel deal

Dedra Cordle

This romantic comedy likes

to split its time between the two

couples, one fresh in the bloom

of love and the other, well, decidedly

not—or so it seems. Over

the course of trying to crush

their daughter’s heart and

spirit, the latter pair can’t help

but get swept up in the magic of

the island and the unresolved

issues that frayed their once loving

friendship and romance. Although

both of the couples could

use a bit more romantic chemistry, it’s hard to deny the

adults are the most interesting pairing to watch, much

of it due to the fact that they were given the most material

to work with and had the characters who were the

most developed. It also doesn’t hurt that they are played

by movie stars who know how to chew the fat from any

scene.

“Ticket to Paradise” is a movie where you can see

how much fun the actors had filming it, and for the most

part, that translates out of the screen and with the audience.

But with its over-reliance on the star power of

Clooney and Roberts, some aspects of the film suffer

from a lack of attention paid to other important elements,

like the dialogue or development of secondary

characters you are also supposed to care about.

Overall, this film isn’t a bad one, but if you are able

to withstand the presence of Clooney and Roberts together

again, you’ll probably notice the cracks in the

foundation a bit more. But if you just want to turn off

your brain and watch beautiful people do ugly things

and then put in some work to beautify themselves again

in a majestic location, then this might be something you

want to check out when you get a chance.

Grade: B-

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer and columnist.

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xLegal Notices

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY OHIO

Bank of America, N.A.

vs.

John Doe(s), Name(s) Unknown, the Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees,

beneficiaries of Sonya S. Chafin, AKA Sonja S. Chafin and their unknown

spouses and creditors; and the unknown spouse of Sonya S. Chafin,

AKA Sonja S. Chafin, et al., Defendants

Case No. CV 20220182

Judge Eamon Costello

LEGAL NOTICE

John Doe(s), Name(s) Unknown, the Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees,

beneficiaries of Sonya S. Chafin, AKA Sonja S. Chafin and their unknown

spouses and creditors; and the unknown spouse of Sonya S. Chafin, AKA

Sonja S. Chafin, whose last known address is 460 London Road, West Jefferson,

OH 43162, will take notice that on September 26, 2022, Bank of

America, N.A filed its Complaint in the Madison County Court of Common

Pleas at P.O. Box 557, 1 North Main Street, London, OH 43140, assigned

Case No. CV 20220182 and styled Bank of America, N.A vs. John Doe(s),

Name(s) Unknown, the Unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, beneficiaries

of Sonya S. Chafin, AKA Sonja S. Chafin and their unknown spouses and

creditors; and the unknown spouse of Sonya S. Chafin, AKA Sonja S.

Chafin, et al. The object of, and demand for relief in, the Complaint is to

foreclose the lien of Plaintiff's mortgage recorded upon the real estate

described below and in which Plaintiff alleges that the foregoing defendant

has or claims to have an interest:

Parcel number(s): 10-00286.000

Property address: 460 London Rd, West Jefferson, OH 43162

The defendant named above is required to answer the Complaint within

twenty-eight (28) days after the last publication of this legal notice. This

legal notice will be published once a week for three successive weeks.

Angela D. Kirk, Attorney

Manley Deas Kochalski LLC

P. O. Box 165028

Columbus, OH 43216-5028

614-220-5611

adk@manleydeas.com

MM OCTOBER 30, NOVEMBER 6 & 13, 2022

MM2022426

MADISON COUNTY SANITARY SEWER AND WATER DISTRICT

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Compact Track Loader

The Madison County Sanitary Sewer and Water District will receive Sealed

Bids for the purchase of a Compact Track Loader prior to November 22, 2022,

at 11:30 a.m. Bid packets received subsequent to November 22, 2022 at

11:30 a.m., will be rejected.

Specifications for the referenced equipment may be obtained upon request

from Nathan Peters, Accounting Officer, 1860 Old Springfield Road, London,

Ohio 43140, by calling 740-845-1707 or via email at

nathan.peters@madison.oh.gov

The winning bid will be awarded to the responsive and responsible bidder

who offers the lowest cost in accordance with the specifications set forth in

the bid packet. THE BID WILL BE AWARDED TO ONE AND ONLY ONE

VENDOR.

Notice is further given that all bids received in a timely manner will be publicly

opened and read about at the Madison County Board of Commissioners

meeting on November 22, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. This meeting will be hald a

the Madison County Court House, 1 North Main Street, London, Ohio 43140.

The Madison County Sanitary Sewer and Water District or the Madison

County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

MM OCTOBER 30 & NOVEMBER 6, 2022

MM2022421

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

Case No. DRA 20210196

Judge Costello

ASHLEY KEESE, Plaintiff

vs.

JAMES LACOY, Defendant

The defendant, James LaCoy’s last known address

2317 Home Road, Springfield, OH 45503, and that

service of Summons cannot be made because the

present whereabouts of the defendant is unknown

to plaintiff; that by reasonable diligence the residence

of the defendant cannot be ascertained

through inquiry, former associates, or correspondence;

will take notice that on October 22, 2022,

Ashley N. Keese, is the plaintiff in this action and has

filed an action for divorce against James LaCoy in the

Court of Common Pleas of Madison County, Ohio,

the same being Case No. DRA20210196 in said

Court, praying therein for Divorce. Defendant is

required to answer said complaint within twentyeight

days after the last publication date of

November 20, 2022. Said cause will be heard on a

date as soon as meets the convenience and requirement

of the court. In case of your failure to answer

or otherwise respond as permitted by the Ohio Rules

of Civil Procedure, within the time stated, judgment

by default will be rendered against you for the relief

demanded in the complaint.

Renae E. Zabloudil, Clerk of Courts

Kristin Palmer, Deputy Clerk

Ryan N. Sander, Attorney for Plaintiff

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus

1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206

(614) 737­0151 (Office) (614) 224­4514 (Fax),

rsander@columbuslegalaid.org (E­mail)

MM OCT. 16, 23, 30 & NOV. 6, 13, 20, 2022

MM2022407

Sale of Real Estate

Madison County

Foreclosure Auction

Case# CV20220091

U.S. Bank Trust, N.A. as Trustee for

LSF10 Master Participation Trust

vs

Peggy Lee Pearson, Unknown Heirs at

Law, Devisees, Legatees, Executors

and Administrators of

Gary R. Pearson, deceased, et al.

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

Property Address:

8650 Oday Harrison Road, Mt. Sterling, Madison, Ohio,

43143

Legal Description:

Full Legal Listed on Public Website; Parcel Number:

17-00166.000

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

on 11/15/2022 at 10:00 a.m. for a minimum of 7 days.

Property may be sold on a provisional sale date should the

third party purchaser fail to provide their deposit within

the allotted time.

Provisional Sale Date: 11/29/2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Sales subject to cancellation. The deposit required is

$5000.00 to be paid by wire transfer within 2 hours of the

sale ending. No cash is permitted.

Purchaser shall be responsible for those costs, allowances,

and taxes that the proceeds of the sale are insufficient to

cover.

To view all sale details and terms for this property visit

www.Auction.com and enter the Search Code:

CVE20220091 into the search bar.

MM OCT. 23, 30 & NOV. 6, 2022

MM2022414

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

OHIO REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26

THE STATE OF OHIO, MADISON COUNTY

Carrington Mortgage Services LLC, Plaintiff

vs.

Debra K. Laird et. al., Defendant

Case No. CVE20210139

Parcel No. 07-00098.000

Address: 3560 West Jefferson Kiousville Rd., London, OH 43140

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

auction, at https://madison.sheriffsaleauction.ohio.gov. The above named property was

appraised at $120,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount on Friday,

2nd day of December, 2022, at 10:00 o’clock a.m. If no bids at that time, the property will be offered

up again on Friday, 16th day of December, 2022. There will be no minimum bid for the

second sale. Any additional costs and taxes owed for the action that are not covered by the sale,

will be collected within 30 days of the confirmation from the purchaser. However, the Plaintiff

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

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

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

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

Being the same property conveyed by deed recorded in volume 198, page 2126 of the Madison

County Ohio Records.

Last known owner: Debra K. Laird et. al.

Said premises located at: 3560 West Jefferson Kiousville Rd., London, OH 43140

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

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

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

Terms of Sale: $5,000.00 will be due the day of the sale, balance due within 30 days of

confirmation.

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

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

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

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

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

to cover.

John R. Swaney, Sheriff

Tina J. Sabin, Deputy

Madison County, Ohio

Reisenfeld & Associates

3862 Red Bank Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

PROBATE DIVISION, JUVENILE COURT

Case No. 22230023, 22230024 & 22230025

Summons By Publication

In the Matter of

Ty F (F), Dn F (M) & Kn F (M)

Alleged Dependent Children

To: Demetria Foster LKA 10500 State Route 665, London, OH 43140

Christian Foster LKA 10500 State Route 665, London, OH 43140

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

Madison County Children Services, alleging dependency of Ty F

(F), DOB 02/18/2014, Dn F (M), DOB 12/15/2015 & Kn F (M), DOB

03/30/2018, pursuant to O.R.C. 2151.04. An initial hearing has

been scheduled at the Madison County Juvenile Court, 1 North

Main Street, London, OH 43140, on Monday, November 21, 2022,

at 1:45 p.m., and for adjudication hearing on Friday, December

16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., 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

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xLegal Notices

Sale of Real Estate

Madison County

Foreclosure Auction

Case# CV 2019 0162

PNC Bank, National Association

successor by merge to National City Bank

vs

Douglas Ramsey

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

Property Address:

9182 Nioga Toops Road, Mount Sterling, Madison,

Ohio, 43143

Legal Description:

Full Legal Listed on Public Website; Parcel Number:

07-00240.000

Bidding will be available only on www.Auction.com

opening on 11/15/2022 at 10:00 a.m. for a minimum

of 7 days.

Property may be sold on a provisional sale date should

the third party purchaser fail to provide their deposit

within the allotted time.

Provisional Sale Date: 11/29/2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Sales subject to cancellation. The deposit required is

$5000.00 to be paid by wire transfer within 2 hours of

the sale ending. No cash is permitted.

Purchaser shall be responsible for those costs,

allowances, and taxes that the proceeds of the sale are

insufficient to cover.

To view all sale details and terms for this property visit

www.Auction.com and enter the Search Code:

CV 2019 0162 into the search bar.

MM OCT. 23, 30 & NOV. 6, 2022

MM2022416

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: www.londonohio.gov

Ordinance 184­22 ­ An Ordinance approving the

eding and inclusion of certain Ordinances as parts of

the various component codes of the Codified

Ordinances; providing for the adopon and

publicaon of a new maer in the updated and

revised Codified Ordinances; repealing Ordinances in

conflict therewith; and declaring an emergency

Date of passage: 10/20/2022

Amy Rees , Clerk of London City Council

MM OCTOBER 30 & NOVEMBER 6, 2022

LEGAL NOTICE

MM2022429

In accordance with ORC 5715.16 and 5715.17,

notice is hereby given that the

Madison County Board of Revision

has completed its work of equalization and

transmitted such returns to the Auditor; where

they are open for public inspection. Except for

those set by the State; the Board will hear

complaints in accordance with ORC 5715.11.

MM OCTOBER 30 & NOVEMBER 6, 2022

MM2022422

Sale of Real Estate

Madison County

Foreclosure Auction

Case# CV20210183

CitiMortgage, Inc.

vs

William Shaw, Jr., aka

William E. Shaw, et al.

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

Property Address:

3660 Sycamore Lane, London, Madison, Ohio 43140

Legal Description:

Full Legal Listed on Public Website; Parcel Number:

29-00405.000, 29-00407.000 & 29-00408.000

Bidding will be available only on www.Auction.com

opening on 11/15/2022 at 10:00 a.m. for a minimum

of 7 days.

Property may be sold on a provisional sale date should

the third party purchaser fail to provide their deposit

within the allotted time.

Provisional Sale Date: 11/29/2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Sales subject to cancellation. The deposit required is

$5000.00 to be paid by wire transfer within 2 hours of

the sale ending. No cash is permitted.

Purchaser shall be responsible for those costs,

allowances, and taxes that the proceeds of the sale are

insufficient to cover.

To view all sale details and terms for this property visit

www.Auction.com and enter the Search Code:

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when ice forms or upon request of Commissioners. Bidders must provide all equipment, labor & materials and submit

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Locations:

1. Madison County Courthouse, 1 North Main Street, London, OH 43140.

2. Municipal Court Building, 55 N. Oak Street, London, OH 43140.

3. Sheriff’s Parking Lot, 23 W. High St. London, OH 43140.

4. Madison County Title Office and License Bureau 13 N. Oak Street, London, OH 43140.

5. Prosecutor Office, 59 N. Main Street, London, OH 43140.

6. Job & Family Services, 200 Midway, London, OH 43140.

7. Lafayette Street Commercial Property, 284-306 Lafayette, London, OH 43140.

8. Madison County, Board of Elections, 1423 State Route 38 SE, London, OH 43140.

9. Sheriff’s Office & EMA at the corner of Elm & Garfield.

10. OSU Extension Office, 217 Elm Street, London, OH 43140.

Obtain more detailed specifications and bid sheet from County Commissioner’s Clerk Sissy Wiseman at 1 North Main,

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MM2022443

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Notice is hereby given that Final Hearing regarding

the establishment of the Mid-Ohio

Water and Sewer District will be held before

the Honorable Judge Eamon Costello, Court

of Common Pleas of Madison County, Ohio

and the Honorable Judge Don W. Fraser, Court

of Common Pleas of Union County, Ohio, on

the 2nd day of December, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at

the Court of Common Pleas of Madison

County, Ohio.

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Notice of Bid

Sealed bids will be accepted for demolition of

buildings at 60 S. Walnut Street (old school

complex) by the City of London, State of Ohio at

the Administration Office, 20 South Walnut St.,

Suite 100, London, Ohio until 9:00 O’clock A.M.,

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publicly opened immediately thereafter.

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MM OCTOBER 30 & NOVEMBER 6, 2022

MM2022430

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The City of London is requesting statements of qualifications

for professional consulting services for the

East Side Water Treatment Plan Improvements and

Water Well Development. It is the intention of the

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