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07/19/2017 10:26 PM
London joins Central Buckeye Conference -

London City Schools will join the Central Buckeye Conference in 2019, despite strident objections by school board member Marv Homan. On Tuesday, board of education members approved a district move from the Mid-State League to the CBC with Homan casting the only "no" vote.


07/18/2017 11:40 PM
Cars battle at the Fairgrounds grandstand -

Stokes Township Firefighters take care of a competitor's car which caught fire during the Smash-It Demolition Derby competition at the Madison County Fair. An often wet and muddy county fair concluded with a fiery finish with the Smash-It Demolition Derby Saturday night at the Madison County Fairgrounds' grandstand.


07/18/2017 07:05 PM
London Literally Stank In The Summer Of 1858 - Just Ask Dickens And Darwin

Londoners may feel hot this summer, but historian Rosemary Ashton says it's nothing compared to what the city endured in 1858. That was the year of "The Great Stink" - when the Thames River, hot and filled with sewage, made life miserable for the residents of the city.


07/17/2017 07:44 PM
Xenikis named Grand Showman of Showmen -

Kosta Xenikis, 14, of London and a member of the Speedy Spurs 4-H Club, was named Grand Showman of Showmen on Friday at the 2017 Madison County Junior Fair. Xenikis was also the junior fair's premier beef exhibitor.


07/13/2017 04:40 AM
100 years ago with Charlie Miller

The July social meeting of the M. E. Church Men's Bible Class was held at the home of Simon E. Baker on the National Pike, on Monday evening, July 2. Topics of the day were discussed and subjects pertaining to the Sunday school lessons for the third quarter of the year, commencing in the book Isaiah, where the studies left of 18 months ago. Mr. Baker's daughter-in-law of Bethel Chapel south of London was present with the family and a program of vocal and instrumental music was given, also hymns by the class.


07/13/2017 12:30 AM
Architectural scavenger hunt -

Do you recognize this building? If so, you have a chance to win a Basic Family Membership to COSI. Stop in the London Public Library to pick up an Architectural Scavenger Hunt form, then start on your search around London.


07/12/2017 10:36 PM
Europe awaits local singing teens

Madison County teenagers from left, Nicole Evans, Luke Peart and Ruth Peart will be leaving for Europe in less than a week. They are part of the New World Singers, a select group from within the Columbus Children's Choir.


07/12/2017 10:36 PM
Better that "Fair' so far

Parents and their kids wait in line Wednesday to buy ride tickets for "Kids Day" at the annual Madison County Fair. That was the reaction Wednesday from Madison County Fair attendees and officials as the fair hits the halfway point of the week, with a number of major events still to come today, Friday and Saturday.


07/06/2017 10:54 PM
This is a test - it's only a test

When we moved to London back in 1978, a traffic jam was something unheard of. If two cars got to the same light at the same time, it was basically because every planet had aligned and the sun was setting in the west.


07/06/2017 08:33 PM
Former Mount Sterling mayor heads to trial

Former Mount Sterling Mayor, Charlie Neff, right, stands with his attorney, Scott Mergenthaller, left, while informing Judge Joseph T. Campbell that they would be taking the case to trial. Mount Sterling's former mayor is heading to trial this August after refusing a deal to plead guilty to theft in office charges.


06/30/2017 11:45 AM
Man charged with involuntary manslaughter of two Toledo firefighters assigned to prison

The man charged with involuntary manslaughter of two Toledo firefighters found out where he will be serving out his sentence. It's hard to believe that summer is flying by so fast, but it's almost time to get ready for the Fourth of July.


06/28/2017 06:46 PM
Madison County Fourth of July 2017

Madison County is celebrating America's Independence Day for five days, with festivals in the north, south and east from Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4. Mount Sterling kicks off festivities with its Community Days Festival, which starts Friday at noon at Veterans Field, located on 24 N. High St. In addition to carnival rides and fair food, events include a chili cook off at 4 p.m. and the Little Mister and Miss Firecracker contest from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, followed on Saturday by a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. car show at Dairy Freeze on London Street, Rock 'n' Roll Trivia with Village Council member David Timmons and his brother John at the community center from 2-4 p.m. and a visit by the Newport Aquarium from 6-8 p.m., featuring penguins.


06/27/2017 07:57 AM
Midget Racing at Fairgrounds

Almost 300 young racers from across America are flocking to London this week at the Madison County Fairgrounds for the Quarter Midget Eastern Grands. The speedsters, as young as five and as old as 16, start practicing this week Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The competition starts Thursday with heat races and lower mains at 9 a.m. ending at 6 p.m. Friday the a-mains will race from 9 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. Then the kids will head off to Indianapolis for more racing Saturday and Sunday.


06/27/2017 03:36 AM
Birth Announcements

Lisa Jones , of Logan, announces the birth of a son, Liam James Lee Jones, born Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Madison Health in London. He weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces.


06/26/2017 11:27 PM
Londoner accused of running drug lab heads to trial

David Sias, 32, of London, is planning on going to trial over charges of illegal manufacturing of meth, a first-degree felony, illegal assembly of the chemicals to make meth, a second-degree felony, and possession of meth, also a second-degree felony. A trial date is yet to be set due to the revelation by Sias to Fox that he had more witnesses for the attorney to interview for the case.