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07/25/2017 08:00 AM
Justice Insider: Smoker sues over extra work hours to offset breaks

A pack of cigarettes costs $6 and up, and smokers grumble. But when a Union County woman says she was told to work 40 minutes extra each day to make up for taking breaks to smoke, that's where one smoker drew the line.


07/12/2017 11:45 PM
Full steam ahead

Tractors, trucks, engines, farm implements of all sorts, along with a variety of steam powered and old-fashioned gadgets are filling Plain City's Pastime Park this week, part of the annual Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association show.


07/06/2017 09:32 PM
Plain City rapist sentenced

Gary L. Zornes, 52, of 230 1/2 North Ave. in the village, accepted an agreement to plead guilty to counts nine, 19, 24, 29 and 34 of the total of 34 charges filed against him. These are, respectively, a first-degree felony of raping a child under the age of 13, a third-degree felony of sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and two fourth-degree felony charges of gross sexual imposition.


07/04/2017 07:39 PM
Independence Day celebrations go on

Cars are lined up at Mount Sterling's Dairy Freeze for their car show as part of the Community Days Festival. The Timmons Brothers, Dave, center, and John, right, host their annual trivia show, held at Mount Sterling's Community Center.


07/04/2017 06:26 AM
Woman, 11-year-old daughter collect thousands of diapers for needy families

The aroma fills the dank cellar of Jerome United Methodist Church in Plain City, where dozens of colorful boxes of diapers pack fill free-standing black shelves. In early 2015, a friend of Amy Smith's received an email from the Huggies brand with a message about diaper donation banks, prompting the friend to start a charity.


06/28/2017 05:49 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.