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02/20/2017 06:30 AM
Crime Stoppers: Test drive turned into car theft

The Crime of the Week, according to Crime Stoppers, was committed on Jan. 31 at Coughlin Automotive Dealership in London in Madison County.  An unidentified person, described as black with long straight hair that could have been a wig, went into the dealership about 30 minutes before it closed and asked to test drive a 2008 gray Cadillac Escalade. The suspect gave a salesperson what appeared to be a valid Ohio ID, but didn't return the car when the dealership closed.


02/19/2017 06:07 PM
London mayor: 'Cruel' Trump should be denied state visit

London's mayor says that President Donald Trump shouldn't receive a state visit in Britain because of his "cruel" policies on immigration. Sadiq Khan said Sunday the U.S. president should not get VIP treatment when he comes to Britain later this year because of his "ban on people from seven Muslim-majorities countries" and his decision to block refugees from entering the United States.


02/19/2017 02:07 PM
Voters in Ecuador choosing between change, continuity

Ecuadoreans are choosing Sunday between a candidate who vows to continue President Rafael Correa's populist platform or one of several more conservative contenders who pledge to attack corruption and cut taxes to stimulate the Andean nation's flagging economy. Polls suggest it will be a tight election, with no candidate likely to garner enough votes to win the first round.


02/19/2017 09:56 AM
Fashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberry

London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with shows by Preen, Topshop, Mulberry and others taking place at many sites in the more-chic-than-usual British capital. A fleet of Mercedes-Benz sedans is ferrying VIPs from venue to venue as buyers, bloggers and wannabes gauge each show for that elusive dash of something special and off the wall.


02/18/2017 01:38 PM
London fashion: Conran goes green, Goddard loves contrasts

London Fashion Week is on its second day, with Saturday's womenswear previews for fall and winter including the latest designs by Gareth Pugh, Emilia Wickstead, Simone Rocha and Italian designer Donatella Versace's Versus line. Conran's look this year was built around what he called "everyday pieces" - vests, skirts, leather dresses - simply cut in evocative colors like purple, mustard, magenta and apple.


02/17/2017 10:55 PM
Report: Islamic State group's 'business model' near collapse

The Islamic State group is hemorrhaging money with every piece of territory it loses, according to a new analysis that found that the group's "business model" is on the path to failure. The analysis released Saturday by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence and the accounting firm EY found that the self-proclaimed caliphate's financial resources have been drained substantially since the days beginning in mid-2014 when it captured banks, oil wells and entire warehouses of weapons as it amassed land.


02/17/2017 01:03 AM
Iota Beta planning kitchen bingo

Marjorie Daniels, Janet Orban, Debbie Maxwell and Linda Maharrey joined together to discuss details of the upcoming Kitchen Bingo Fundraiser on Sunday, April 2 for Iota Beta. The event is being held April 1 at the Madison Senior Center, 280 W. High St., London.


02/16/2017 08:41 PM
Three London residents charged with selling heroin -

Joshua Davis, 35, is charged with five counts of drug trafficking, three fifth-degree felonies and two fourth-degree felonies. Davis allegedly sold cocaine twice and heroin once last June.


02/16/2017 08:41 PM
New London Public Library director Bryan Howard is a lifelong patron - 4:49 pm updated:

As a young kid in 1997, Howard would ride his bike to the London Public Library to read as much about his golf icon, Tiger Woods, as he could. A London native, Howard spent so much time in the library that he was offered a job restocking books at the age of 15. More than 20 people applied for the position following the December resignation of former director Mike Hensel, according to interim director and current fiscal officer Rebecca Stickel.


02/16/2017 08:41 PM
Police investigating a hit lista at London Middle School -

A criminal investigation has been opened at London Middle School after it was discovered multiple middle school girls created a "hit list" with the names of about 30 students. The list, drafted on a student's Google Drive, included a variety of ways each student could be hurt.


02/14/2017 10:37 PM
Birth announcements

Brad Carpenter and Katie Combs , of London, announce the birth of a son, Abel Thomas Robert Carpenter, born Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Madison Health in London. Chella Marie Ambrosi , of London, announces the birth of a daughter, Kalifornya Rayne Ambrosi, born Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Madison Health in London.


02/14/2017 09:11 AM
Key business lobby warns UK not to play favorites in Brexit

A key business lobby warned Britain's government Monday not to play favorites among industries when it negotiates the country's exit from the European Union, saying that ignoring any sector would hurt the entire economy. The Confederation of British Industries and the international law firm Clifford Chance also said in a new report that it is critical for the government and the EU to have some sort of agreement in place by the end of the legally mandated two-year negotiating period to avoid "significant commercial and economic disruption."


02/14/2017 04:51 AM
Haitian man admits role in scheme to stage dozens of crashes

A Haitian man has admitted in federal court he was involved in a scheme to stage dozens of car crashes in Connecticut and collected up to $30,000 per wreck by submitting bogus insurance claims. Jacques Fleurijeune, also known as "Magic," pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.


02/14/2017 12:39 AM
Music students perform at OMEA contest -

Recently, some local vocal and instrumental students participated in the annual Ohio Music Education Association event held at Pickerington North High School. Students were given ratings ranging from good to superior for their performances.


02/13/2017 08:25 PM
St. Patrick School hosting Valentine's dance for middle schoolers Saturday

St. Patrick School eighth grade students front row from left, Joseph Davis and Vinny Cover; back row, Kiefer Rogerson, Camron Ryan, Drew Carter, Kylee Scott, Victoria Cavallaro and Aiden McCoy plan for the annual middle school Valentine's Dance, to be held Feb. 18. Love is in the air this time of year. And a local school shows how much it loves the youth of its community.