James Donohoe, left, and Wilma Sparks will show a selection of their photos in an exhibition starting Thursday, July 2 at the Gallery on High, 5 E. High St., London. They are life-long photographers who capture the world around them.


Greg King of the financial services firm Edward Jones in London, recently won the firm's Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. The award is named after Edward Jones Sr., who founded the firm in 1922 under the principle that financial advisors should be treated as business partners rather than employees.


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The former Madison County juvenile/probate judge will be honored in this year's Fourth of July parade in London, serving as the grand marshal. Since he took the bench in 1985, Hamilton's life has been dedicated to working with juveniles and handling custody cases, among other lawful responsibilities.


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Madison County prosecutor Stephan Pronai holds one of his homing pigeons in the backyard of his London home. Races have been cancelled statewide amid a ban on all poultry meets, sales and exhibits as a precaution to spreading the avian flu.


As a journalist, I've had my fair share of angry, ridiculous phone calls from someone accusing me of writing a slanted news article. Those folks often claim I'm trying to pursue a personal agenda - something that's laughable because my only agenda all day is eating chocolate at least once.


Kelso and Judy Wessel, of London, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house this Saturday, June 27. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Wessel Farm, 1590 Cumberland St., London. The open house is hosted by Bryce and Renee.


A single-car rollover crash took place on State Route 38 near Old Xenia Road outside London about 11:35 a.m. Thursday. Cody Jones, of London, and a juvenile received minor injuries from the incident, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Department.


It did not take long for the Avon Local Schools to find a new treasurer after current treasurer, Jim Hudson, announced he would be leaving the district to become the treasurer for the New London Local Schools, effective Aug. 1. The board of education approved extending a three-year contract to current Elyria City Schools Treasurer Katie Henes last week during a special meeting. Last month the board met with Finding Leaders, an Independence-based firm specializing in educational administrator position searches to discuss a timeline for the new treasurer hiring process.


Stacy Roberts, an employee for Albanese Concessions in Hilliard, prepares to distribute lemonade, grilled cheese and more at the 2015 Strawberry Festival in downtown London. The festival will kick off Thursday at 11 a.m., and run from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.


My name is Klarissa Brown. I am 17 years old and I am currently a senior at Madison-Plains High School.


An empty whiskey bottle props open a window of the condemned building, and a drug user's spoon and makeshift pipe litter the front entrance. It's an unwanted snapshot of this Madison County city - empty storefronts, unemployment, substance abuse and blight - and part of a scrapbook that leaders are trying to close.


The parking lot of the Dollar General store in Plain City was under water Saturday. This photo was submitted by Amber Schreck Martinez.


Charles Garwood, of Plain City, has been named to the Dean's List for spring semester at Malone University. Students on the dean's list shall have carried a minimum of 12 hours with grade and shall have received a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.


It has hundreds of students, but only five teachers. When it gets its per-student state funding, it doesn't spend all of it on its students, but instead funnels a large portion to its sponsor, the London City Schools.


Shawn Hurley, who was convicted of assaulting an off-duty London police officer in 2008, was sentenced to six months in Tri-County Regional Jail the same year. The victim said in a letter to the court that he objected to the expungement request, citing two facial surgeries that he had to undergo because of the resulting injuries and sinus problems that he currently has because of the injuries.