Mandy's Daycare co-owner Henry Comer stands in front of Comer's Ice Cream and Diner, which will be a small restaurant in the daycare. Comer said all served food will be made in house.

A London Correctional Institution inmate who escaped 22 years ago has been caught in Indiana and will return to complete at least five years of his sentence for grand theft, the State Highway Patrol announced today. Investigators learned on Dec. 12 that Roger Perdue, 71, and his wife were attempting to leave their home in Kokomo, Ind.

London resident Wayne Tatman was approved Monday evening as the person to fill the vacancy of the board of directors of London Academy. He was one of two applicants for the position, left vacant by the retirement of Phyllis Alder.

The beginning band, comprised of first-time middle school instrumentalists and fifth-graders, performed first, doing selections from the Sound Innovations book and "Jolly Old St. Nick." This is the first year that the beginning band meets five days a week.

The London High School animal science classes donated chickens to the H.E.L.P. House in London for Thanksgiving. From left: Bradley Wilson, Tyler Leach, H.E.L.P. House founder Dee Heilman, Alex Bennet and McKayla Stone.

London woman Kayla Crager was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Crager is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Robert D. Ritchie to Steven R. Shipley and Sandra R. Shipley, Lot No. 78, Hidden Creek, Phase 4, in Jefferson Township, fee $175.

A London man arrested and charged in the July Madison County drug sweep was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Friday. Corey Rice, 29, pleaded guilty in Madison County Common Pleas Court to a count of drug possession in October.

The air traffic control system controlling London airspace has been restored after a technical failure, the UK air traffic management company NATS said Friday, but travelers can expect disruption and cancellations to flights. "We are in the process of returning to normal operations.

Recognizing a trend that some London City Schools students are lacking a supporting family environment at home, district officials on Tuesday discussed hiring a social worker. Board president Marv Homan made the suggestion, saying he wants to see grades go up on report cards, but realizes challenges exist.

Famed local storyteller London Jim Smith will present a dramatic reading of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" during Madison County Arts Council's Sounds of the Season. The annual event will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 at London's First United Methodist Church.

Do police officers have the proper training to differentiate between an active shooter and a report of someone with a gun? That's just one of the questions Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for a new working group to examine while looking at Ohio's police officer training. DeWine announced the group consisting of community leaders and law enforcement officials from around the state today while at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission in London, Ohio.

Timothy Finney, 26, was charged with a single count of drug abuse. Madison County Common Pleas Court Judge Eamon Costello approved attorney Seth Shertzinger's motion for drug treatment instead of conviction.

Sen. Nina Turner speaks during an announcement by Gov. John Kasich of a new task force to improve community-police relations from the Lincoln Room in the Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department released its conclusion that Cleveland police officers too often use excessive force and violate people's civil rights.

Lola Baisden, of London, happily fills her basket with bulk candy at the Candy Shoppe, operated by the Women's Federation of Clubs in the Masonic Temple, 65 N. Main, London. Baisden said the candy shoppe is an annual holiday stop and for her and dates back to the days when the bulk candy sale was operated out of the Newport firehouse.

Ashley McQuirt, 27, will serve one year and nine months in prison for charges of drug trafficking, grand theft and burglary. McQuirt was also charged for breaking into her brother's home and stealing a firearm, as well as stealing her mother's credit card.

A Delaware man was sentenced to five years in prison on two indictments Tuesday on several drug and weapons charges. Michael Garrett II, 29, pleaded guilty in Madison County Common Pleas Court in October to receiving stolen property, weapons under disability, carrying a concealed weapon and drug trafficking on one indictment.