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<strong>January</strong> 28, <strong>2024</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXIX No. 4<br />

Paid for by Friends of Cory Coburn<br />

LCS to overhaul<br />

LES playground<br />

By Kristy Zurbrick<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> Editor<br />

London City Schools plans to completely replace the playground<br />

at London Elementary this summer. The playground serves students<br />

in kindergarten through fifth grade.<br />

The district posted a request for proposals (RFP) on Jan. 16, looking<br />

for a single company to handle excavation of the current playground,<br />

as well as design and installation of the new playground in<br />

the same spot.<br />

The current playground was constructed in 2004 when the new<br />

elementary school was built. It is divided into two areas: one for<br />

grades K-2 that covers 7,600 square feet and one for grades 3-5 that<br />

covers 10,220 square feet.<br />

“After 20 years, the equipment is beginning to show wear and<br />

needs replacement,” states the RFP.<br />

Dr. Lou Kramer, school district superintendent, said one of the<br />

biggest issues with the current playground is surface maintenance.<br />

The entire playground is covered in mulch.<br />

“There are areas around the playground that have eroded over<br />

time. We keep adding more and more mulch each year to the fall<br />

zones which is becoming pretty costly,” he said.<br />

The district wants the new playground to have a more low-maintenance<br />

surface, such as artificial turf or a poured-in-place rubberbased<br />

material.<br />

The district also has been doing more and more repairs to and<br />

replacement of equipment, such as the recent replacement of a slide.<br />

“All those things are indicating that the equipment is coming to<br />

the end of its life,” Kramer said.<br />

He noted the playground serves approximately<br />

950 students per school day and<br />

sees significant use by the public after<br />

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school hours.<br />

Kramer estimates the project will cost<br />

several hundreds of thousands of dollars.<br />

He said he will know a more fine-tuned<br />

number once potential vendors submit proposals.<br />

The district will use federal Elementary<br />

and Secondary School Emergency<br />

Relief (ESSER) funds to cover most, if not<br />

all, the cost, he said.<br />

To prepare the RFP, district leadership<br />

met with students, parents, and staff to get<br />

an idea of the type of equipment they would<br />

like to see installed in the new playground.<br />

Kramer said the students were especially<br />

helpful in identifying the parts of the current<br />

playground that see the most use.<br />

“We also did a comparison to (the city of<br />

London’s) Cowling Park, looking at the type<br />

of equipment they have that we don’t have<br />

and talking about what we might like to include,”<br />

Kramer said.<br />

The tentative timeline for the project is:<br />

• Feb. 2—Deadline for vendor proposals;<br />

• Week of Feb. 5—Contract notification;<br />

• June 3—Construction begins;<br />

• July 15—Construction complete; and<br />

• Aug. 12—Ribbon cutting.<br />

Derek Dingus<br />

Joan Boyle<br />

Jerod Conley<br />

Sabrina Vallery<br />

Bailey Stephens Davison<br />

Athletic Hall of Fame<br />

MP names<br />

inductees<br />

<strong>Madison</strong>-Plains Local Schools will induct<br />

five individuals and three teams into<br />

the district’s Athletic Hall of Fame at a<br />

banquet set for 6 p.m. Feb. 10 in the high<br />

school gymnasium.<br />

Tickets are $20, include dinner, and<br />

must be purchased online by Jan. 29 at<br />

goldeneaglesathletics.com/HTtickets.<br />

The district asked the public to submit<br />

nominations. From those submissions, a<br />

committee comprised of the athletic director,<br />

coaches, and community members selected<br />

this year’s honorees.<br />

Joan Boyle<br />

Joan Boyle was a dedicated educator<br />

and coach at <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains for many<br />

years. She made a positive impact on the<br />

lives of <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains students and athletes.<br />

She was a girls’ indoor and outdoor<br />

track coach for over 20 years, serving as<br />

the head girls’ outdoor coach for 16 years.<br />

She was an assistant coach of the 2001<br />

team that won the Buckeye Athletic Conference<br />

league championship.<br />

Boyle was a boys’ and girls’ golf coach<br />

at <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains for over 20 years, serving<br />

as the boys’ golf head coach for 14 seasons.<br />

Her 2016 team won the Ohio<br />

Heritage Conference South Division<br />

championship.<br />

She also coached middle school girls’<br />

basketball for a season.<br />

Prior to coming to <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains, she<br />

was the first female athletic director in<br />

Ross County, Ohio. She also was inducted<br />

into the Unioto Athletic Hall of Fame.<br />

Derek Dingus<br />

<strong>Madison</strong>-Plains Class of 2011<br />

Derek Dingus was an outstanding<br />

track and field athlete for <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains.<br />

During his time at <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains, he set<br />

and still holds school records in four<br />

events: long jump, 22 feet 3 inches; 110-<br />

meter hurdles, 15.01 seconds; 400-meter<br />

dash 50.63 seconds; and 200-meter dash<br />

22.34 seconds. He was twice named the<br />

team’s most valuable player.<br />

During his high school career, Dingus<br />

qualified for the regional track meet in<br />

five events (200-meter dash, 400-meter<br />

dash, 110-meter hurdles, long jump, and<br />

high jump), including qualifying for the<br />

regionals three times in the 200-meter<br />

See HALL of FAME page 2


PAGE 2 - MADISON MESSENGER - <strong>January</strong> 28, <strong>2024</strong><br />

www.madisonmessengernews.com<br />

Norwood students raise money for Honor Flight<br />

After reading an article in Scholastic<br />

News, students in Renee Hall’s third-grade<br />

class at Norwood Elementary in West Jefferson<br />

organized a school-wide fundraiser to<br />

benefit Honor Flight, a national organization<br />

that transports American veterans to<br />

Washington D.C. to see war memorials at<br />

no cost to the veterans. Participating students<br />

each paid $1 to wear pajamas to<br />

school on Jan. 11. The effort raised $1,080<br />

for Honor Flight Columbus Inc.<br />

The Friends of the Mt. Sterling Public Lbrary<br />

Cordially Invite You to a<br />

VICTORIAN Victorian<br />

Sweetheart and Dolly Plus Me Tea<br />

<br />

10, <strong>2024</strong><br />

2:00 - 4:00 <br />

Tickets at the door:<br />

$10.00 Adults, $5.00 Children<br />

Tables of 6 to 8 seats can be reserved.<br />

Contact 740-869-3548 between<br />

<strong>January</strong> 21 and February 2 to<br />

reserve tables and to borrow Victorian apparel.<br />

Tea Theme:<br />

The Language of Flowers<br />

Dolls are welcome to attend<br />

Silent Auction, Boutique, and Dolly store<br />

will be open for shopping<br />

HALL of FAME<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

dash. As a senior, he ran his career best 200-meter dash time at regionals and<br />

qualified for the Div. II State Track and Field Championships where he finished<br />

14th.<br />

Sabrina Vallery Woodruff - <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains Class of 1996<br />

Sabrina Vallery Woodruff was an amazing all-around athlete for <strong>Madison</strong>-<br />

Plains.<br />

In volleyball, she was named first-team all-conference three times and honorable<br />

mention all-Central District twice.<br />

In basketball, she scored 1,203 career points. Her career total is still second<br />

in school history (boys or girls). She also tied the school record for points in a<br />

game with 39. She was named first-team all-conference twice and received all-<br />

Central District recognition all four years, as well as third-team three times and<br />

honorable mention once.<br />

After graduation, Vallery Woodruff received a full athletic scholarship to play<br />

Div. 1 basketball at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. While at Marist,<br />

she led the team in scoring two seasons and was named<br />

team captain four years. She also received numerous<br />

awards for her success on the court and in the classroom.<br />

In addition to being selected third-team all-league in the<br />

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, she was a four-time<br />

Academic All-American and the Marist College Class of<br />

2000 Sportswoman of the Year.<br />

Jerod Conley - <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains Class of 1992<br />

Jerod Conley was a standout athlete for <strong>Madison</strong>-<br />

Plains, graduating in 1992.<br />

In football, he was a four-year letter winner. During<br />

his four seasons playing varsity football, <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains<br />

never had a losing season. As a junior, Conley was named<br />

honorable mention all-Central District as <strong>Madison</strong>-<br />

Plains won its only league championship<br />

in football.<br />

As a senior, Conley was<br />

named first-team Div. IV All-<br />

Ohio in football as a defensive<br />

lineman. He was the first <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains<br />

athlete in any sport to<br />

be named first-team All-Ohio. He<br />

also was named first-team all-<br />

Central District and selected to<br />

the Columbus Dispatch All Star<br />

team.<br />

In basketball, Conley was a<br />

three-year varsity letter winner<br />

and was first-team all-conference<br />

twice (Kenton Trace Conference<br />

and Buckeye Athletic Conference).<br />

As a senior, he was named<br />

honorable mention All-Ohio and<br />

Norwood Elementary<br />

teacher Renee<br />

Hall (left) and Beth<br />

Johnson (right), executive<br />

director of<br />

Honor Flight Columbus<br />

Inc., stand with<br />

third-graders who<br />

helped to organize<br />

and promote a PJ<br />

Day fundraiser to<br />

benefit Honor Flight.<br />

The students are:<br />

(from left) Layla<br />

Spezzalli, Paisley<br />

Duffy, Ruby Adams,<br />

Jamie Cosgrove,<br />

Jacy Perkins and<br />

Raelynn Barr.<br />

second-team all-Central District. He also led central<br />

Ohio with an 86-percent free throw percentage.<br />

Bailey Stephens Davison - <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains Class<br />

of 2015<br />

Bailey Stephens Davison is one of the greatest<br />

golfers in the history of <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains. She set or tied<br />

the school record for 9 holes (38), 18 holes (78), and 36<br />

holes (167). She earned first-team all-league honors<br />

three times (South Central Ohio League and Mid-<br />

State League) and was a league tournament medalist<br />

twice (SCOL and MSL).<br />

In her junior and senior seasons, Stephens Davison<br />

had a combined record of 695 wins, 82 losses, and 14<br />

ties. She played on some of the most successful teams<br />

in the history of <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains, winning three league<br />

championships, one in the SCOL and two in the MSL.<br />

Her senior year, the Golden Eagles became the first<br />

team in school history to qualify for the state tournament.<br />

The team finished ninth in Div. II with<br />

Stephens placing 21st as an individual.<br />

Stephens Davison went on to golf collegiately on<br />

scholarship at Ohio Dominican University.<br />

2012, 2013, and 2014 <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains Girls Golf<br />

Teams<br />

The <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains girls’ golf program had an incredibly<br />

successful run from 2012 to 2014. It started<br />

with the team winning the SCOL championship in<br />

2012. After moving to the MSL, the team won two additional<br />

league championships.<br />

The 2013 team had a season record of 56 wins and<br />

6 loses. The 2014 team had a season record of 56 wins<br />

and 9 loses. The 2014 team was the sectional champion,<br />

district runner-up, and qualified as a team for<br />

the Div. II Golf State Tournament. The team finished<br />

ninth at the state tournament with a score of 744.<br />

They are the only team in <strong>Madison</strong>-Plains history to<br />

qualify for an OHSAA state tournament as a team.<br />

Numerous golfers on the teams received all-league<br />

recognition: Kaylin Dill (four times including league<br />

Player of the Year), Christin Bowshier (four times),<br />

Bailey Stephens Davison (three times), and Morgan<br />

Hunter (once).<br />

Dill, Bowshier, and Stephens Davison are co-holders<br />

of the school record for lowest 9-hole score at 38.<br />

Stephens Davison also set the school records for 18<br />

holes and 36 holes, 78 and 167, respectively.<br />

Other team members included Hailey Matheny, Savanna<br />

Nelson, Emma Davis, Blair Bryant, and Regan<br />

Rubel. The teams were coached by Jim Miller who was<br />

named the 2014 Central District Coach of the Year.


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www.madisonmessengernews.com <strong>January</strong> 28, <strong>2024</strong> - MADISON MESSENGER - Page 3<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Kristy Zurbrick<br />

Members of the London Fire Department and other community leaders recently made a surprise visit to one<br />

of their own, retired London fire fighter Dave Ridenour: (seated, from left) Ridenour and retired London Fire<br />

Chief Dick Minner; (standing) fire fighters Andrew Mantell, David Trujillo, and Austin Fultz; London Mayor Patrick<br />

Closser; current Fire Chief Todd Eades; Lt. Chad Lawhun; and fire fighter Chuck Fultz.<br />

Taking time to say ‘thank you’<br />

Friends scholarship<br />

Casey O’Neill (left), president of Mount Sterling Friends of the<br />

Library, presents a $1,500 check to Emma Wethington, winner<br />

of the 2023 Marjorie Hanson Memorial Scholarship. Applications<br />

for the <strong>2024</strong> Marjorie Hanson Memorial Scholarship are<br />

available at the library and from the guidance counselor at<br />

<strong>Madison</strong>-Plains High School.<br />

By Kristy Zurbrick<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> Editor<br />

Making the effort to recognize someone for their service<br />

is always time well spent.<br />

On Jan. 18, London Fire Chief Todd Eades and several<br />

of his crew members paid a surprise lunchtime visit<br />

to Dave Ridenour, a retired London fire fighter and resident<br />

at <strong>Madison</strong> Senior Living Community in London.<br />

Helping to coordinate the visit was Megan Reisinger,<br />

sales and marketing manager at <strong>Madison</strong> Senior Living<br />

Community. Reisinger and her fellow staff members<br />

decked out the dining room with flame-shaped placemats,<br />

fire hydrant cookie towers, and fire fighterthemed<br />

balloons. They also displayed photos from<br />

Ridenour’s days with the fire department.<br />

Ridenour was surprised and touched by the visit.<br />

Nodding to the table full of fire fighters surrounding<br />

him, he said, “I might not know them personally, but<br />

they are still brothers to me. Once you’re a fire fighter,<br />

you’re always a fire fighter.”<br />

Ridenour served his entire fire fighting career with<br />

the London Fire Department, starting in 1959 as an apprentice<br />

and retiring in 1980 as a lieutenant. During his<br />

tenure, he created the department’s fire prevention officer<br />

position and fire prevention bureau.<br />

“We did inspections of properties, like hospitals,<br />

nursing homes, manufacturing, schools—anything that<br />

was inherently dangerous,” he explained.<br />

Ridenour loved his job.<br />

“They say that if you love what you do, you never<br />

work a day in your life. That’s the way it was for me.<br />

There was something every day that I looked forward<br />

to, even if it was just testing hose,” he said.<br />

Eades said Ridenour has been a long-time supporter<br />

of the fire department even in retirement. For example,<br />

in 2006, Ridenour came out to watch the crew train<br />

after delivery of a new fire engine. Ridenour also keeps<br />

a list of where all former London fire fighters are buried,<br />

helping the department to locate graves for flag placement.<br />

Eades has ordered a custom sweatshirt and a quilted<br />

jacket, both featuring the fire department’s logo, to present<br />

to Ridenour at a later date.<br />

Other special guests at the surprise visit were Dick<br />

Minner, retired London fire chief for whom Ridenour<br />

worked, and London Mayor Pat Closser.<br />

Eades said the fire department is always happy to<br />

recognize former employees. A few years back, the department<br />

held a breakfast for retirees. In 2016, fire<br />

fighting veterans were special guests at the department’s<br />

150th anniversary celebration.<br />

Geib elected school board president<br />

The London City Schools board of education held<br />

their annual organizational meeting on Jan. 9, electing<br />

Marshall Geib as board president and Donovan Cooper<br />

as board vice president for <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

They also set appointments to boards and committees<br />

as follows:<br />

• London City Business Advisory Council representatives—Darryl<br />

Brown and Lisa Reay;<br />

• Facilities and Finance Committee representatives—<br />

Geib and Juliet Wendler;<br />

• London City Schools Foundation board representatives—Brown<br />

and Wendler;<br />

• London City Schools Safety Committee—Cooper;<br />

• Tax Abatement Committee liaison–Geib;<br />

• Tolles Career & Technical Center Board of Education<br />

representative–Geib;<br />

• Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) student<br />

achievement–Reay;<br />

• OSBA legislative liaison—Reay; and<br />

• OSBA annual conference delegate and alternate—<br />

Reay and Wendler, respectively.<br />

Regular school board meetings take place monthly at<br />

6:30 p.m. in the high school College and Career Readiness<br />

Center. The remaining dates for <strong>2024</strong> are: Feb. 13,<br />

March 19, April 9, May 14, June 25, July 9, Aug. 13,<br />

Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10.<br />

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Home Decor, Militaria<br />

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Trail ambassadors volunteered over 3,000 hours<br />

The <strong>Madison</strong> County Park Board Commissioners Dr. Tony<br />

Xenikis and Chris Wallace recognized trail ambassador volunteers<br />

for their hours of service at the annual meeting of the Friends of<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> County Parks and Trails (FMCPT). The meeting took<br />

place Jan. 17 at the <strong>Madison</strong> County Engineer’s Office. FMCPT is<br />

a nonprofit dedicated to <strong>Madison</strong> County Parks and its piece of the<br />

Ohio to Erie Trail.<br />

A total of 24 volunteers gave 3,116.5 hours of their time in 2023,<br />

including 972.5 hours volunteered by Gregg Alexander, 519 hours<br />

by Jim Pozy, 398 hours by Wayne Roberts, 149 hours by Alan<br />

Knowles, and 145.5 hours by Harry Huffman.<br />

Trail ambassadors promote trail camaraderie, help trail travelers<br />

with advice and information, highlight the local community, and<br />

At the Friends of <strong>Madison</strong> County Parks and Trails annual meeting, <strong>Madison</strong> County Park Board Commissioners<br />

create a welcoming environment for everyone on the trails in <strong>Madison</strong><br />

County. Ambassadors also assist with trail maintenance, such<br />

Dr. Tony Xenikis and Chris Wallace recognized individuals who volunteered as trail ambassadors last year:<br />

(from left) Jim Pozy, Harry Huffman, Gregg Alexander, Scott Smallwood, Jeff Kepner, Commissioner Chris Wallace,<br />

Commissioner Tony Xenikis, John Allison, Wayne Roberts, Dina Pierce, Jimmy Little, Jim Price, Alan<br />

as clearing honeysuckle, blowing leaves off the trail, and weeding.<br />

FMCPT is looking for volunteers who are at least 18 years old,<br />

Knowles, and Marilyn Lowery.<br />

enjoy riding on the Ohio to Erie Trail, and have the ability to communicate<br />

positively with staff, trail users, and property owners ad- https://fmcpt.com/programs/ or call Julia Cumming, administrator, at (740) 852-4003.<br />

jacent to the trail. To learn more, visit <strong>Madison</strong> Soil and Water Conservation District program<br />

‘Self Reliance’ puts forth a wildly absurd story<br />

On Jan. 19, 1924, Collier’s<br />

magazine published a short<br />

story titled, “The Hounds of<br />

Zaroff,” better known today as<br />

“The Most Dangerous Game.”<br />

Written by Richard Connell<br />

and illustrated by Wilmont Emerton Heitland, it centers<br />

around a big game hunter who ends up being<br />

hunted for sport by his fellow man. Widely considered<br />

to be one of the most influential short stories ever written,<br />

it would inspire thousands of authors and screenwriters<br />

to put their own spin on the wealthy hunting<br />

the less fortunate solely for their own entertainment.<br />

Jake Johnson, best known as the endearingly schlubby<br />

bartender Nick Miller in Fox’s hit sitcom, “New Girl,” is<br />

one such screenwriter. While putting pen to paper during<br />

the pandemic lockdown in 2020, Johnson envisioned a<br />

slightly happier version of the award-winning short story,<br />

complete with a romantic element and a message about<br />

the positives of human connection. Although the story<br />

within the film can be a little hit-or-miss, “Self Reliance”<br />

is overall an amusing watch, albeit wildly absurd.<br />

In the movie, now streaming on Hulu, Johnson plays<br />

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whose life is a constant cycle of<br />

mundane tasks. He wakes up at 7<br />

a.m., hops on his elliptical, hatewatches<br />

the news, goes to work,<br />

heads out for an evening drink<br />

solo, and goes home to his mother’s<br />

house to do it all over again. The<br />

only occasional change is when<br />

Tommy stops by his ex-girlfriend<br />

Theresa’s (Natalie Morales) house<br />

where he thinks about knocking to<br />

ask what went wrong in their relationship<br />

but leaves before he can put his fist to the door.<br />

Tommy knows he is stuck in an abyss-sized rut, but<br />

he doesn’t know what he can do to get himself out of it.<br />

Then comes a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with an actor<br />

who offers him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to<br />

change his ways. The only caveat is it just might end up<br />

getting him killed.<br />

While out for a walk one evening, Tommy is approached<br />

by Andy Samberg (playing a parodic version<br />

of himself) who tells him about a dark web reality show<br />

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ANDIE<br />

BILL<br />

BURROW<br />

CEREMONY<br />

CLOUDY<br />

DEN<br />

FEBRUARY<br />

FORECAST<br />

GROUNDHOG<br />

HIBERNATE<br />

LORE<br />

MACDOWELL<br />

MOVIE<br />

MURRAY<br />

PENNSYLVANIA<br />

PHIL<br />

PREDICT<br />

PUNXSUTAWNEY<br />

SECOND<br />

SHADOW<br />

SPRING<br />

SUNNY<br />

TRADITION<br />

WEATHER<br />

WEEKS<br />

WINTER<br />

Solution on page 8<br />

where hunters stalk a willing individual for 30 days. If they catch<br />

the individual, the individual dies. If they do not, the individual collects<br />

$1 million. At first, Tommy doesn’t see the appeal of the game.<br />

“My life sucks, but I don’t want to die,” he states — but then he is<br />

offered a somewhat attractive loophole. The only way he can be<br />

killed is if he is found alone.<br />

To Tommy, the loophole seems like an easy enough way around<br />

an almost certain demise: just keep someone by your side at all<br />

times and collect a nice paycheck for the effort. So, he agrees to the<br />

terms of the game but is horrified to learn no one in his immediate<br />

family is willing to stick by his side every second of the day for a<br />

month straight. (Note: It isn’t that they don’t want to; it’s more like<br />

they don’t believe him and the rules of the absurd game.)<br />

Using what little money he has, Tommy pays a sweet, unhoused<br />

man named James (a brilliant Biff Wiff) to shadow him day and<br />

night, but James turns out to be unreliable. Feeling he needs a<br />

backup plan, Tommy meets Maddy (Anna Kendrick) who tells him<br />

she is also a participant in the twisted reality show. Believing the<br />

odds will be in their favor if they stick together, the two recluses<br />

form a quick bond, but things may not be as they seem with Maddy.<br />

Although “Self Reliance” might seem far-fetched, its execution is<br />

deceptively competent and confident, largely due to the skill of the actors<br />

involved. Johnson and Kendrick work well together, and all the<br />

secondary characters seem to bring a wink and a smile to the ridiculous<br />

story within the movie. The fun they are having with the material<br />

is infectious, as is the charm they bring to this oddball movie.<br />

Despite the heaviness of the century-old source material, no such<br />

darkness lurks in this movie. On occasion, it makes you feel it will<br />

venture into shadowed corners, but it pulls up at the last moment<br />

to offer a laugh or an absurd observation. While that may annoy<br />

those who are looking for something more serious, it’s sometimes<br />

nice to watch something light and weird instead.<br />

Grade: C+<br />

Dedra Cordle is a <strong>Messenger</strong> staff writer and columnist.<br />

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DILLION<br />

James “Jimmy” Dillion, 70, passed away on Jan. 15,<br />

<strong>2024</strong>, in London Health and Rehabilitation. He was born<br />

on Sept. 1, 1953, son of Willis and Harriet (McClaskie)<br />

Dillion. Jimmy was loved by so many and, in return, he<br />

loved so many. He was a ray of sunshine to those who<br />

knew him. He gave the best hugs to everyone.<br />

He worked at MATCO for 35 years. During his years<br />

at MATCO, he received the Employee of the Year Award.<br />

He also received the Dorothy Allison Lifetime Appreciation<br />

Award for being in the first class of children to start<br />

school at Fairhaven. He was a member of the Green Hornets<br />

Basketball Team and the bowling league.<br />

Jimmy enjoyed attending softball games and watching<br />

his great-nieces compete. He also enjoyed listening to<br />

music, and he liked to paint. One of his paintings was selected<br />

to be displayed at the 2008 Accessible Expressions<br />

Visual Arts Exhibition at the State of Ohio Senate. But,<br />

his greatest joy was just spending time with his family.<br />

Jimmy will sadly be missed by his sisters, Connie<br />

(Mike) Riegel and Donna (Gene) Vickers, and numerous<br />

nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his<br />

parents; sisters, Mary Jane Conley, Delores Lambert,<br />

Gloria Myles; and brother, Elmer Reffit.<br />

Calling hours and funeral services were held Jan. 20<br />

in Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London,<br />

with Pastor Denny Tatman officiating.<br />

The family would like to extend a special thank-you<br />

to VIA Quest Hospice and the nursing staff at London<br />

Health and Rehabilitation. Memorial contributions may<br />

be made to: <strong>Madison</strong> County Vineyard to benefit the<br />

Kindness Ministries, 106 Olive St., London, OH 43140;<br />

or to <strong>Madison</strong> County Special Olympics, 500 Elm St.,<br />

London, OH 43140. Condolences may be shared at<br />

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.<br />

ROGERS<br />

Wesley Keith Rogers, 66, of Mount Sterling, Ohio,<br />

passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 17, <strong>2024</strong>, in Corewell<br />

Health, Trenton, Michigan. Born on Jan. 20, 1957, he<br />

was a son of Everett Rogers and Ruthanna (Bolinger)<br />

Rogers.<br />

Professionally, Wes spent his career driving a truck<br />

for Five Aces Specialized Transport. He also formerly<br />

owned and operated Rogers Repair, where he worked<br />

on a variety of farm machinery. Wes was a workaholic<br />

through and through and always fully devoted himself<br />

to whatever he put his mind to.<br />

He leaves behind: his loving fiancée, Nancy Gilpen;<br />

five children, Allen (Kellie) Schaub, Elizabeth Rogers,<br />

Brian Mossbarger, Nathan Rogers (fiancée Taylor Elliott),<br />

and Shane (Leah) Mossbarger; grandchildren,<br />

Judy Schaub, Mary (Peter) Morris, Tori Schaub, Kaylee<br />

Mossbarger, Joy Murray (Dillon Eastwood), Peyton<br />

Hutslar, Huntyr Rogers, Emilie Mossbarger, Kami<br />

Mossbarger, Sophie Mossbarger, Adisyn Mossbarger,<br />

Sadie Mossbarger; great-grandchildren, Theo, Serenity,<br />

Michael, Nathan, Samuel, Evelyn, and Lily who is on<br />

the way; brother, Paul (Marietta) Rogers; niece,<br />

Rhawnie Rogers, and nephew, Jordan (Sandra) Rogers;<br />

great-nephew, Kayden Rogers; and many good friends,<br />

including Brad Hayes and David Garen.<br />

Wes was preceded in death by his parents.<br />

Visitation was held on Jan. 22 in Eberle-Fisher Funeral<br />

Home and Crematory, London. A funeral service<br />

was held on Jan. 23 with Pastor Kevin Behrer officiating.<br />

Interment followed in Pleasant Cemetery, Mount<br />

Sterling.<br />

Condolences for the family may be shared online at<br />

www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.<br />

obituaries<br />

GARTIN<br />

John “Ralph” Gartin, 88, of London, Ohio, passed<br />

away on Jan. 18, <strong>2024</strong>, at his home. Born on Oct. 24,<br />

1935, in Harts, West Virginia, he was the son of Silas<br />

and Carrie (Browning) Gartin.<br />

Ralph was a veteran and honorably served his country<br />

as a soldier in the United States Army. After his<br />

service, he moved to Ohio and worked for the JT Edward<br />

Steel Company for over 20 years. He then worked<br />

at General Motors before retiring in 1998. He was a<br />

member of UAW Local 969.<br />

Ralph was a faithful member of Antioch Freewill<br />

Baptist Church in Mount Sterling. He loved the outdoors<br />

and never stopped moving. He enjoyed hunting,<br />

fishing, raising chickens, and watching purple martins.<br />

Ralph raised a garden every year that rivaled any in<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> County. He loved listening to bluegrass music.<br />

Ralph was known as a kind, wise, gentle, and generous<br />

soul who never knew a stranger. He was a dedicated<br />

family man who always thought of others before himself.<br />

Ralph was a blessing to everyone who knew him,<br />

especially to those who called him family.<br />

Ralph is survived by: his daughter, Joyce Richardson;<br />

son, Larry (Diane) Gartin; grandsons, Derek (Hannah)<br />

Richardson, John (Dana) Gartin, Brandon Gartin;<br />

step-grandchildren, Logan, Sydney, and Maddux<br />

Golden; great-grandchildren, Brylee, Trey, Charlotte,<br />

and Ryan Gartin; siblings, Leonard (Joanne) Gartin,<br />

Ronald (Sandy) Gartin, and Audrey (Lee) Blaine; best<br />

friends, Art and Connie Salyer; and many nieces,<br />

nephews, and beloved family members.<br />

Ralph was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife<br />

of 44 years, Barbara (Porter) Gartin; and his siblings,<br />

Mescal Frye, Ray Gartin, Maxine Workman, Okey<br />

Gartin, Odessa Manns, and Hettie Gartin.<br />

Calling hours and funeral services were held on Jan.<br />

24 in Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London,<br />

with Pastor Jim Blankenship officiating. Interment<br />

followed in Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Sterling.<br />

The family suggests donations in Ralph’s name be made<br />

to: Antioch Free Will Baptist Church, 12285 Kiousville-<br />

Palestine Rd., Mount Sterling, OH 43143. Condolences<br />

may be shared at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.<br />

FIGUEROA<br />

Robyn Elizabeth Juliana Figueroa, 34, of London,<br />

Ohio, died unexpectedly on Jan. 22, <strong>2024</strong>, in <strong>Madison</strong><br />

Health. Born on Oct. 2, 1989, in Newark, she was a<br />

daughter of Luis Figueroa and Paula (Wells) Figueroa.<br />

Robyn was a devoted sports mom, supporting her<br />

children in football, cheerleading, basketball, baseball,<br />

volleyball, and many other London sports teams. She<br />

was a Harry Potter fanatic who enjoyed both watching<br />

movies and reading the book series over and over again.<br />

Above all, she loved her family dearly and cherished the<br />

time they were able to spend together.<br />

She leaves behind: her beloved daughter, Kiera Iler,<br />

and son, Kaidyn Burks; mother, Paula Figueroa, and<br />

father, Luis (Krista) Figueroa; brother, Luis Figueroa<br />

Jr., and sister, Lealani (Mark) McCoy; boyfriend,<br />

Jimmy Owen; stepson, James Owen, and stepdaughter,<br />

Andrea Owen; nieces and nephews, Rebecka Myers,<br />

Tristen Derifield, Trenton Derifield, Bailey Derifield;<br />

aunts, Alma (Tim Sharrock) Jones and Laura (Richard)<br />

Conley, and uncle, LeRoy Wells.<br />

Calling hours and a memorial service were held on<br />

Jan. 27 in First Baptist Church, 250 Toland St., London,<br />

with Pastor Damien Sneed officiating.<br />

The family was served by Eberle-Fisher Funeral<br />

Home and Crematory, London. Condolences may be<br />

shared at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.<br />

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Grover H. Powell Sr. (91) died <strong>January</strong> 9, <strong>2024</strong>. He was<br />

born in Columbus, OH on April 2, 1932 to William and Clara<br />

(McKenzie) Powell. He is survived by his daughter, Darla Penix<br />

and his grandchildren, Dawn Clark, Heath Clark, Kyle Powell<br />

and Karson Abrams and his great grandchildren, Nolan Powell,<br />

Owen Powell, Brandon Clark, Kaitlin Clark and Cody Clark.<br />

Grover was preceded in death by his parents; his children,<br />

Grover Powell Jr., Bryan Powell and Sabra Powell-Abrams.<br />

Grover served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War earning<br />

the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was awarded the Korean<br />

Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He<br />

was a member of The Chosin Few. After his military service,<br />

he spent a career at the Ohio Penitentiary earning the rank of<br />

Major.<br />

The family held a graveside service with honors on Saturday,<br />

<strong>January</strong> 13, <strong>2024</strong> at Pleasant Cemetery 14220 Era Rd. in Mt.<br />

Sterling, OH.


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Alzheimer’s Family Support Group meets monthly<br />

The Alzheimer’s Family Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at St.<br />

John’s Lutheran Church, 380 Keny Blvd., London. For more information, call Pat Baynes at (937) 269-<br />

3605. Everyone is welcome.<br />

Room repurposing<br />

tips for empty nest<br />

It can be bittersweet when adult children decide the time has come<br />

to move out of the family home. Parents perhaps get their first trial<br />

run of this scenario when their children go off to college or enlist in<br />

the military. Rooms are left empty, if only for a certain period of time.<br />

Eventually, those rooms will remain empty as adult children move out<br />

of the house for good.<br />

Converting a child’s bedroom into an area for adults may take some<br />

planning. It can be exciting to regain space, but at the same time, it<br />

can be disheartening to convert a child’s bedroom once and for all.<br />

When the time comes and homeowners are emotionally ready to tackle<br />

bedroom conversions, these tips can help the process go smoothly.<br />

• Repurpose the space for them. Give a childhood bedroom an adult<br />

spin without changing too much. If furniture is in good shape, replace<br />

the bedding, change the flooring, swap out artwork, and remove<br />

“youthful” items like toys, trophies, and other collectibles. When the<br />

child comes home to visit, he or she will still feel comfortable in the<br />

space.<br />

• Create extra storage. The bedroom can be transformed into a<br />

walk-in closet or dressing space. According to the design experts,<br />

many clients request this type of dressing room situation. There’s a<br />

bonus if the layout allows the space to connect to the owner’s suite or<br />

bathroom. This is a major overhaul, so homeowners should enlist a<br />

professional contractor.<br />

• Make a fitness center. A bedroom can be turned into a home gym<br />

to make working out more convenient. Homeowners should take inventory<br />

of equipment they may have and then figure out where existing<br />

and new equipment will go. They may need to consult a structural<br />

engineer to ensure that the flooring can bear the weight of additional<br />

equipment.<br />

• Create a work space. One of the best ways to transform adult children’s<br />

bedrooms is to convert the spaces into home offices. Those who<br />

have been setting up “desks” at dining room tables or elsewhere may<br />

be excited about the prospects of finally having a private, dedicated<br />

space to work from home.<br />

• Turn it into a craft room. The bedroom can be converted into a space<br />

to explore hobbies and various other interests. A dedicated craft space, a<br />

reading nook, a place to store photography equipment, or another function<br />

can serve as a useful way to repurpose an empty bedroom.<br />

Empty nesters have many possibilities when it comes to converting<br />

their children’s old bedrooms into adult spaces.<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> County Senior Center activities<br />

The <strong>Madison</strong> County Senior Citizens Center is located at 280 W.<br />

High St., London. For details, call (740) 852-3001.<br />

Jan. 29–8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise class; 9 a.m., chair volleyball;<br />

9:30 a.m., crocheting, knitting, and needle crafts; 10:30 a.m.,<br />

sitting exercise/strengthening; 1 p.m., euchre<br />

Jan. 30–9 a.m., quilting class, 10 a.m., bowling; 4-7 p.m., billiards,<br />

hand and foot cards, workout room open<br />

Jan. 31–8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise class; 9 a.m., chair volleyball;<br />

12 p.m., bridge<br />

Feb. 1–9 a.m., chair volleyball<br />

Feb. 2–8:30 a.m., indoor walking/exercise class; 9 a.m., painting<br />

class; 10 a.m., hand chimes; 1 p.m., free movie for members.


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Reading is good for you<br />

Research is ongoing in an effort to understand<br />

more about what can be done to reduce<br />

dementia risk and cognitive impairment.<br />

Reading may be something to explore. A<br />

study published in 2021 in Neurology found<br />

that high levels of cognitive activity, such as<br />

reading, playing games like checkers and puzzles,<br />

and writing letters, can delay the onset<br />

of Alzheimer’s disease by five years among<br />

those aged 80 years and over.<br />

Here’s how people can read more:<br />

• Carry a book or e-reader. Turn to a book<br />

rather than a cell phone for entertainment<br />

while waiting at appointments, school pickup,<br />

commutes, and other times when waiting<br />

is necessary.<br />

• Get newspapers delivered. Getting the<br />

news online can be convenient, but once<br />

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Preplanning your funeral, memorial service,<br />

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yourself. There is an old saying: “The palest<br />

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While offering peace of mind knowing that<br />

you are looking out for the needs of yourself<br />

and your family, preplanning your services allows<br />

you to make the important decisions<br />

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you’re on the internet it’s easy to go down<br />

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sites. Rather, pick up a newspaper.<br />

You’ll be strengthening cognitive health and<br />

supporting your local community.<br />

• Join a book club. Book clubs are popular<br />

ways to meet new people and read regularly.<br />

Socialization opportunities and reading are<br />

great for seniors who may worry about cognitive<br />

health.<br />

• Get a library card. Visiting the library is<br />

still a fashionable thing to do. It’s often a community<br />

hub for activities and provides the<br />

most affordable place to get reading material.<br />

• Stop into a bookshop while shopping.<br />

Make a point of popping into a book retailer<br />

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Jeffersonian Senior Center members meet twice a month<br />

The Jeffersonian Senior Citizen Center, 174 E. Main St., West Jefferson, meets from noon<br />

to 2 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month for potlucks and events. Anyone 50 and<br />

older is welcome to stop in to learn more. The cost to become a member is $10 per year.<br />

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10 Commitments<br />

To Ohio Senate District 3<br />

Dear Neighbor,<br />

When I took office a year ago, I developed my legislative priorities,<br />

referred to as “The 10 Commitments” that focus on key<br />

areas to make Ohio a stronger, more vibrant state and positively<br />

impact the lives of every citizen in Senate District 3. I<br />

am happy to report my progress…<br />

#1. Strengthening Ohio's Workforce:<br />

● Member of the Senate Workforce and Higher<br />

Education Committee<br />

● Hosted Ohio’s first POWERUP Career Expo at the Ohio<br />

Statehouse providing Ohioans with access to career<br />

resources and opportunities<br />

● SB 30 - Allow person under 16 to work after 7 p.m.<br />

during the school year<br />

● SB 104 - Regards the College Credit Plus Program<br />

#2 Creating Affordable Housing Solutions:<br />

● Chair of Ohio’s first Senate Select Committee on<br />

Housing<br />

#3 Improving Ohio's K-12 Education System:<br />

● Member of the Senate Education Committee<br />

● SB 1 - Revise Education Law and Department duties<br />

● SB 79 - dropout prevention and recovery for<br />

community schools<br />

● SB 162 - Improves academic intervention services<br />

● SB 168 - education regulation reform<br />

● SB 182 - establish Foster-to-College Scholarship<br />

Program<br />

#4 Expanding Economic Opportunity:<br />

● SB 82 - Allow certain retailers to retain a portion of<br />

state sales tax<br />

● SB 166 - Minority business direct loans for working<br />

capital<br />

#5 Improving Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform:<br />

● Vice-Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee<br />

● SB 53 - Lowers minimum age for original appointment<br />

as a police officer<br />

● SB 101 - Abolish the death penalty<br />

● SB 122 - Revising the law regarding bail<br />

#6 Increasing Access to Justice:<br />

● Now enacted into law is SB21 Venue for appeal from<br />

an agency order<br />

● SB 147 - Enact the Voter Modernization Act<br />

#7 Protecting Religious Freedom and Expression:<br />

● SB49 - The RED Bill - Religious Equity for students k-12<br />

#8 Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing:<br />

● SB 93 - Medicaid expansion of doula services for<br />

expectant mothers<br />

● SB 95 - Authorize the operation of remote dispensing<br />

pharmacies<br />

#9 Revitalizing Marginalized Communities:<br />

● Chair of Ohio’s first Senate Select Committee on Housing<br />

● Member of Senate Community Revitalization Committee<br />

● SB 54 - Establish New African Immigrants Grant & Gift Fund<br />

● SB 210 - Designates Ohio Black Media Week<br />

#10 Supporting Local Government:<br />

● SB 53 - Lower minimum age for original appointment as a<br />

police officer<br />

● SB 194 - Increase certain Ohio Police and Fire Pension<br />

Fund contributions<br />

Results matter, so let’s work together. Subscribe and follow<br />

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March 17 at the London Arts Center, 121 E.<br />

First St. The show features artwork by individuals<br />

who teach LVAG classes. An opening<br />

reception is set for 2-4 p.m. Feb. 3.<br />

Regular gallery hours are: Thursday and<br />

Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Saturday, 10<br />

a.m.-2 p.m. Open studio hours are Tuesday,<br />

4-7 p.m. Admission is free.<br />

Visit londonvisualartstguild.org or Facebook<br />

for information on classes, workshops,<br />

exhibits, and events.<br />

Sterling Joint Ambulance<br />

District Meeting<br />

The Sterling Joint Ambulance District<br />

will meet at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 to discuss and<br />

approve the <strong>2024</strong> permanent appropriations/budget.<br />

Monthly meetings are held at<br />

8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month<br />

at the squad bay, 24 S. London St., Mount<br />

Sterling, unless otherwise publicized. The<br />

public is welcome.<br />

Genealogical Society<br />

The <strong>Madison</strong> County Genealogical Society<br />

meets quarterly in the Genealogy Library<br />

at London City Hall, 20 S. Walnut St.,<br />

Suite 108.<br />

The next meeting is set for 7 p.m. Jan.<br />

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Rich Oil, 278 Lafayette St.<br />

Speedway, 102 W. High St.<br />

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Dwyer Hardware, 150 S. Main St.<br />

Cappy's Pizza, 225 Lafayette St.<br />

WEST JEFFERSON<br />

West Jefferson Hardware, 228 E. Main St.<br />

Anders & Associates, 46 E. Main St.<br />

SOUTH SOLON<br />

Stokes Township/South Solon Fire Station,<br />

7105 E. Main St.<br />

31. <strong>Madison</strong> County Recorder Rachel Fisher<br />

is the guest speaker. She will share information<br />

about the information available at<br />

the Recorder’s Office at the courthouse. Plat<br />

books, military records, and online resources<br />

offer important information for genealogists.<br />

Participants also will learn how<br />

to trace the history of a property online.<br />

The public is welcome to attend the chapter’s<br />

meetings. Meeting dates for the rest of<br />

the year are April 24, July 31, and Oct. 30.<br />

Indoor Walking Program<br />

Plain City’s Active Agers Indoor Walking<br />

program runs Mondays, Wednesdays, and<br />

Fridays, 9-11 a.m., through March 22 (except<br />

Feb. 19) at the Ball House, a climate<br />

controlled building at 237 W. Bigelow, Plain<br />

City. This free program is open to anyone 18<br />

or older. All participants must sign a<br />

waiver. No pets or children are permitted. If<br />

school is cancelled, walking is cancelled.<br />

Blood Drives<br />

The American Red Cross is holding a<br />

blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan.<br />

31 at Tolles Career & Technical Center,<br />

7877 U.S. Rte. 42, Plain City. To make an<br />

appointment, download the Red Cross Blood<br />

Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or<br />

Google Play, or text BLOODAPP to 90999.<br />

Appointments also may be made online at<br />

RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-733-<br />

2767.<br />

Soil & Water Conservation<br />

The <strong>Madison</strong> Soil and Water Conservation<br />

District’s monthly meetings for <strong>2024</strong><br />

will be held at 7:30 a.m. the second Wednesday<br />

of each month in the <strong>Madison</strong> County<br />

Engineer’s conference room at 825 U.S.<br />

Hwy. 42 NE, London. The public is welcome<br />

to attend. Any changes in this schedule will<br />

be published in the <strong>Madison</strong> <strong>Messenger</strong>.<br />

Al-Anon<br />

Al-Anon meetings are taking place at 12<br />

p.m. on Wednesdays at West Jefferson<br />

United Methodist Church, 36 S. Center St.<br />

(Room 4 on the second floor). Parking and<br />

Pick up the <strong>Messenger</strong> at following locations:<br />

LAKE CHOCTAW<br />

Marathon Station, 2180 Old Columbus Rd.<br />

MIDWAY<br />

Vallery & Dorn Insurance, 13769 Main St.<br />

MOUNT STERLING<br />

Ben & Joy's, 35 S. London St.<br />

Sterling One Stop, 35 W. Columbus St.<br />

PLAIN CITY<br />

Ace Hardware, 625 W. Main St.<br />

Yutzy's, 6010 Converse Huff Rd.<br />

Der Dutchman, 445 S. Jefferson Ave.<br />

the entrance are located on the side of the<br />

church.<br />

Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and<br />

friends of alcoholics who share their experiences,<br />

strength, and hope to solve their common<br />

problems. Organizers believe that<br />

alcoholism is a family illness and that<br />

changed attitudes can aid in recovery.<br />

Mt. Sterling Community Center<br />

The Mount Sterling Community Center<br />

is located at 164 E. Main St. For details, call<br />

(740) 869-2453.<br />

Jan. 29—9 a.m.-12 p.m., indoor open play<br />

pickleball<br />

7-9 p.m., men’s open gym basketball<br />

Jan. 30—3-6 p.m., food pantry for income<br />

eligible households. Pre-packed food boxes<br />

are delivered to your vehicle. Bring proof of<br />

residence at first visit and picture ID every<br />

visit. Call (740) 869-2453 for details.<br />

7-8 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous<br />

Jan. 31—9 a.m.-12 p.m., indoor open play<br />

pickleball<br />

10 a.m.-3 p.m., sewing for adults<br />

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., senior lunch program<br />

for anyone 60 and older, RSVP by calling<br />

(740) 869-2453<br />

5-6 p.m., all levels yoga class, $10<br />

Feb. 1—10 a.m.-12 p.m., food pantry for<br />

income eligible households. Pre-packed food<br />

boxes are delivered to your vehicle. Bring<br />

proof of residence at first visit and picture<br />

ID every visit.<br />

Feb. 2—9 a.m.-12 p.m., indoor open play<br />

pickleball<br />

5-7 p.m., indoor open play pickleball<br />

7-9 p.m., open gym volleyball for ages 16<br />

and older<br />

Feb. 3—10 a.m.-3 p.m., sewing for all ages<br />

and abilities<br />

Feb. 4—7-8:30 p.m., HEAT training (plyometrics/speed<br />

and agility), grades K-12.<br />

Free (food drive donation items appreciated).<br />

Feb. 9—Bake sale at Chase and North<br />

Valley banks, 9:30 a.m. until sold out<br />

March 16—Spring bazaar<br />

March 23—Egg-Streme Community<br />

Easter Jam<br />

Produce Market–Second and fourth<br />

Tuesdays of every month.<br />

Letters to the Editor Policy<br />

The <strong>Madison</strong> <strong>Messenger</strong> welcomes letters<br />

to the editor. Letters can be of any topic,<br />

as long as they are not libelous or slanderous.<br />

Letters that do not have a signature,<br />

address and telephone number, or that are<br />

signed with a pseudonym, will be rejected.<br />

Only the author’s name and town of residence<br />

will be printed with the letter. Telephone<br />

numbers will not be published.<br />

The <strong>Madison</strong> <strong>Messenger</strong> reserves the<br />

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NOTICE OF TIME OF VIEW AND FIRST HEARING TO THE OWNERS<br />

OF SYLVINA J. WILSON DITCH #224<br />

Rev. Code, Sec. 6131.07<br />

Sylvina J. Wilson Ditch #224<br />

Petitioned by:<br />

Bruce Roberts - Keith Roberts - Jack Marchbanks and others<br />

To the Owners of land named in Petition and of Legal Record on the Date<br />

of its Filing:<br />

You, and each of you, are hereby notified, that on the 1st day of November,<br />

2023 the above petitioners filed a petition to clean and remove obstructions<br />

from, to locate, to construct, to reconstruct, to deepen, to grade,<br />

to widen, to alter and/or to straighten an existing drain and/or watercourse,<br />

and place system known as Sylvina J. Wilson Ditch #224 on County<br />

maintenance.<br />

On the course of hereinafter set forth. The Construction of the improvement<br />

is necessary, and will benefit the petitioner(s) and will be conducive<br />

to the public welfare.<br />

The following is the course and termini of said proposed improvement,<br />

to-wit:<br />

Starting at the northern property line of Gary & Teresa Funk (3668 State<br />

Route 142 NE, London) and the southern property line of Keith and Violet<br />

Robert, thence in a southerly direction along the existing tile through the<br />

lands of Funk, crossing under State Route 142, thence continuing in a<br />

southeastern direction along the existing channel through the lands of<br />

LJKJ Rome Hilliard, LLC, under the existing railroad to a point in the lands<br />

of LJKJ Rome Hilliard, LLC to be determined in order to establish sufficient<br />

drainage for benefitting property owners.<br />

All it is claimed that the improvement will affect property owned by you,<br />

and you are an owner named in the petition and of legal record on the<br />

date of its filing, you are hereby notified that the Board of <strong>Madison</strong> County<br />

Commissioners of said County have fixed the 13th day of February <strong>2024</strong><br />

at 11:00 a.m. at the <strong>Madison</strong> County Commissioners Office at 1 N. Main<br />

Street, London, Ohio as the time and place for the first hearing on the<br />

petition.<br />

Amy Rees<br />

Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> County, Ohio<br />

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING<br />

The London City Council will be<br />

conducting a public hearing at the<br />

regular meeting on February 15, <strong>2024</strong>,<br />

at 6:30 p.m., in City Council Chambers,<br />

located at 20 South Walnut Street,<br />

London.<br />

ORDINANCE 238-23 - Sponsored by<br />

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official zoning map. 216 E. First St., London,<br />

OH from M1 to R3.<br />

Kris Miller<br />

London City Council Clerk<br />

MM JANUARY 14, 21 & 28, <strong>2024</strong><br />

MM<strong>2024</strong>109<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE<br />

The financial report for<br />

Fairfield Township <strong>Madison</strong> County, Ohio,<br />

has been filed with the State of Ohio Office of<br />

the Auditor for the year ending<br />

December 31, 2023.<br />

A copy is on file at the office of the fiscal<br />

officer, 9100 Big Plain-Circleville Road.<br />

Vickie Timmons, Fiscal Officer<br />

Fairfield Township, <strong>Madison</strong> County<br />

NOTICE OF SALE Under Judgment of<br />

Foreclosure of Liens for Delinquent Land Taxes<br />

In the Common Pleas Court of <strong>Madison</strong> County, Ohio<br />

Donna L. Landis, Treasurer <strong>Madison</strong> County, Ohio, Plaintiff<br />

vs.<br />

Donald Beauman, et al., Defendants<br />

Case No. CVE 20160247<br />

Whereas judgment has been rendered against certain parcels of real property for<br />

taxes, assessments, charges, penalties, interest, and costs as follows:<br />

PPN: 10-01832.000<br />

Address of Property: 153 West Pearl Street, West Jefferson, OH 43162<br />

Situated in the State of Ohio, County of <strong>Madison</strong> and City of London, and further described<br />

in the Official Record volume 290, Page 1764, in the Recorder’s Office, <strong>Madison</strong><br />

County, Ohio.<br />

Last known owner: Donald Beauman & Jennifer Beauman<br />

Amount of Judgment: Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars and Seventy-Five<br />

Cents ($13,800.75); plus any other taxes, penalities, interest, assessments and costs<br />

that may be due and payable by the date of the sale of the real property described<br />

herein;<br />

Whereas, such judgment orders such real property to be sold by the undersigned to<br />

satisfy the total amount of such judgment plus any other taxes, penalties, interest,<br />

assessments and costs that may be due and payable by the date of the sale of the<br />

real property described herein;<br />

Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that I, John R. Swaney, Sheriff of <strong>Madison</strong><br />

County, Ohio, will sell such real property at public auction, for cash, to the highest<br />

bidder of an amount that equals at least $14,500.00 at 10:00 a.m. at the <strong>Madison</strong><br />

County Courthouse in London, Ohio on Friday, the 23rd day of February, <strong>2024</strong>. If any<br />

parcel does not receive a sufficient bid, it shall be offered for sale, under the same<br />

conditions of the first sale and at the same time of day at the same place on Friday,<br />

the 8th day of March, <strong>2024</strong>, for an amount that equals at least $14,500.00.<br />

All properties sold at Sheriff’s Sale is on an “as-is” basis and has no warranty or guarantee.<br />

The Treasurer nor the Sheriff are liable for the condition of the property.<br />

John R. Swaney, Sheriff<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> County, Ohio<br />

MM JANUARY 28, <strong>2024</strong><br />

MM<strong>2024</strong>119<br />

MM JANUARY 28, <strong>2024</strong><br />

MM<strong>2024</strong>120<br />

MM JANUARY 28, FEBRUARY 4 & 11, <strong>2024</strong><br />

MM<strong>2024</strong>122<br />

The 2023 Annual Financial Report<br />

for Pleasant/Darby Cemetery<br />

<strong>Madison</strong> County, Ohio<br />

has been completed and is available for public<br />

inspection at the office of the fiscal officer.<br />

Submitted by:<br />

Pleasant/Darby Cemetery<br />

Mike Graham, Fiscal Officer<br />

14220 Era Road<br />

Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143<br />

MM JANUARY 28, <strong>2024</strong><br />

LEGAL NOTICE<br />

MM<strong>2024</strong>121<br />

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The financial report for the Hurt Battelle<br />

Memorial Library, West Jefferson, Ohio,<br />

has been filed with the Auditor for the<br />

year ending December 31, 2023. A copy is<br />

on file at the office of the Fiscal Officer,<br />

270 Lilly Chapel Road, West Jefferson,<br />

Ohio<br />

Don Hemmelgarn, Fiscal Officer<br />

Hurt Battelle Memorial Library<br />

MM JANUARY 28, <strong>2024</strong><br />

MM<strong>2024</strong>123


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theme each week. Preschoolers can practice<br />

the alphabet with a letter activity after the<br />

regular storytime is over.<br />

• FAFSA Help. Register for a 20-minute<br />

time slot between 5 and 7 p.m. to get help<br />

filling out FAFSA forms. Volunteers will<br />

help with FAFSA questions, free Wi-Fi resources<br />

about college, and more. The student<br />

and parent(s) will need to have their<br />

FSA ID and password ready for FAFSA<br />

completion. Those participating also will<br />

need to bring a fully charged laptop or their<br />

student’s school-issued Chromebook. If families<br />

do not have access to a laptop or<br />

Chromebook, they should contact the library<br />

staff before registering for a time slot.<br />

• Kindergarten Club. On Feb. 1 from<br />

6:30 to 7:15 p.m., children ages 3-6 can practice<br />

the alphabet and motor skills to prepare<br />

for kindergarten.<br />

HBMLibrary<br />

Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library is located<br />

at 270 Lilly Chapel Rd., West Jefferson.<br />

Call (614) 879-8448 or visit<br />

hbmlibrary.org.<br />

• Storytime. Wednesdays and Friday at<br />

10:30 a.m.<br />

• Winter Seas Reading Program. Each<br />

child, ages 5-12, who checks out seven books<br />

gets a free COSI Connect Water Kit while<br />

supplies last.<br />

• Companions for Kids. Through February,<br />

the library is collecting new stuffed animals<br />

for first responders of <strong>Madison</strong><br />

County to give to children in emergency or<br />

trauma situations.<br />

• Booklovers. The group will meet at 4<br />

p.m. Feb. 5 to discuss “The Wager: A Tale of<br />

Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder” by David<br />

Grann.<br />

• Friends of the Library. The group will<br />

meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7. To learn more<br />

about the group, contact library Director<br />

Chris Siscoe at (614) 879-8448.<br />

• Warm Up West Jefferson. The library<br />

is accepting donations of new or gently used<br />

blankets and winter gear. The items are<br />

available for anyone to take.<br />

Mount Sterling Library<br />

Mount Sterling Public Library is located<br />

at 60 W. Columbus St. Call (740) 869-2430<br />

or visit www.mtsterlingpubliclibrary.org.<br />

• Ladies Night Out Movie. The group<br />

will watch “The Holdovers” (R) on Jan. 29<br />

at the library. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.<br />

Ladies only are invited to RSVP to this<br />

potluck movie night by calling the library or<br />

texting Melissa at (614) 315-7939. Pizza,<br />

popcorn, cold drinks, and flavored coffees<br />

are provided. The Ladies Night Out Movie<br />

program takes place the last Monday of<br />

each month.<br />

• Storytime. Sessions resume on Feb. 5<br />

at 10:30 a.m.<br />

• Batters, Splatters, & Platters. Registration<br />

is open for the next session of this<br />

kids’ cooking club. The club will meet at 6<br />

p.m. on Feb. 5, March 4, March 18, April 1,<br />

April 15, and April 22. Call the library for<br />

details and to register.<br />

• Silent Auction. The Mount Sterling<br />

Friends of the Library have silent auction<br />

baskets on display at the library and are<br />

taking bids up until the day of the Victorian<br />

Tea set for Feb. 10. Bids can be placed online,<br />

as well, on the Friends’ Facebook page.<br />

• Victorian and Dolly Plus Me Tea. The<br />

Mount Sterling Friends of the Library will<br />

host their annual Victorian Tea from 2 to 4<br />

p.m. Feb. 10 at First United Methodist<br />

Church, 110 S. London St., Mount Sterling.<br />

Tickets will be sold at the door the day of<br />

the event. New this year is a Dolly Plus Me<br />

theme that includes a silent auction, boutique,<br />

and dolly store for 18-inch dolls. Tickets<br />

are $10 for adults and $5 for children.<br />

Tables of six to eight seats can be reserved<br />

in advance. Contact Casey at (740) 869-3548<br />

through Feb. 2 to reserve a seat or table or<br />

to borrow Victorian apparel.<br />

Plain City Library<br />

Plain City Public Library is located at<br />

305 W. Main St. and online at<br />

www.plaincitylib.org. Call (614) 873-4912.<br />

• Author Talk: Teresa Woodard. At 6 p.m.<br />

Jan. 31, Teresa Woodard will talk about her<br />

co-written book, “American Roots: Lessons<br />

and Inspiration from the Designers Reimagining<br />

Our Home Gardens.” Stick around afterwards<br />

for a book signing and sale.<br />

Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.<br />

The <strong>Madison</strong> County Master Gardeners<br />

are the event sponsors.

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