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08/26/2016 12:06 AM
Letter: Niemeyer will strengthen communities

This summer I have had the great experience of interning on Barb Niemeyer's campaign for state representative. Barb is a retired teacher of 35 years and serves as a trustee in Choctaw Lake.


08/25/2016 02:57 PM
100 years ago with Charlie Miller

The Rev. H. G. Solomon of North Vernon, Indiana, is a guest at the Rest Home of Rev.


08/25/2016 10:23 AM
Local youth wins world championship title

Natalie Vargo, of Plain City, won in hunter hack at the 2016 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show, held Aug. 7 in Oklahoma City. Vargo showed her American Quarter Horse, Dancin N The Dirt.


08/23/2016 07:25 PM
Plain City intersection moves forward

Decker Construction Company of Columbus submitted the sole bid for the project, which will add a traffic signal at West Avenue and U.S. 42 - adjacent to Der Dutchman restaurant. The company bid $906,407 - just slightly over the estimate of $900,000.


08/22/2016 07:03 AM
Letter: We need remedy for highway backups

The Dispatch welcomes letters to the editor from readers. Typed letters of 200 words or fewer are preferred; all might be edited.


08/20/2016 03:58 AM
Madison County parishes receive grants -

Madison County Roman Catholic parishes received more than $32,000 in grants from The Catholic Foundation during the organization's most recent fiscal year. Of those dollars, St. Patrick parish in London was given $4,500 for sending five staff members to Denver in 2015 for The Amazing Parish conference.


08/19/2016 10:52 AM
Plain City man buys detention pond, puzzles officials -

A Plain City man surprised and puzzled officials when he paid full price for a detention pond at a county auction last week. The parcel, which the village planned to buy for $1, is mostly landlocked and comes with expensive obligations, officials say.


08/18/2016 09:42 AM
A Plain City 'institution'

Ada Beachy, left, chats with a vegetable stand customer, Kelly Woodrum, who buys all her vegetables from the 91-year-old Plain City resident. "They're beautiful," Woodrum says.


08/18/2016 09:42 AM
Cars, trucks coming to Main Street -

You never know what you're going to see at the Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In. This 1950 Divco milk truck was brought to the 2015 show by Mike Jackson of Milford Center.


08/17/2016 01:21 PM
Two Brothers Butcher Shoppe headed to North Market

Two Brothers Butcher Shoppe, run by Robert and Richie Schuman of the Schuman's Meats family, is scheduled to open this fall. The new butcher replaces Bluescreek Farm Meats, which left earlier this year after a 23-year run at the market to focus on a new shop in Plain City .


08/17/2016 11:07 AM
John Deere employees volunteer at pantry - 9:00 am updated:

The John Deere Training Center, 9005 Heritage Drive, Plain City, sponsored a community service project by the employees on Friday, July 29. The employees worked at the Plain City Food Pantry, 156 W. Main St., Plain City. The project was set up by the United Way of Union County.


08/12/2016 09:37 AM
Village considers contracting utility services

Plain City is considering a partnership with the City of Marysville to provide water and wastewater services - a move village officials see as proactive as the area continues to grow. It's something officials first discussed 10 years ago, said village administrator Kevin Vaughn, and has come back to the table as development increases.


08/11/2016 09:55 AM
Jonathan Alder High School air conditioning repaired for school year - 8:00 am updated:

Superintendent Gary Chapman declared all buildings in Jonathan Alder Local Schools "ready to go" for the Aug. 17 opening day. But the noticeable absence of air conditioning in the high school during Monday's board of education meeting prompted board member Shannon Foust to question that statement.


08/09/2016 05:37 AM
Griffith marks one year at Extension office -

It's been one year since Mary Griffith was hired as the agriculture and natural resources educator at the Madison County OSU Extension Office. The position was filled last year for the first time since 2008 through a joint investment between the county and state.


08/06/2016 09:20 AM
Chief: No evidence of cats being killed in village -

Despite rumors and reports to the contrary, no cats have been found decapitated in Plain City, according to the police department. Plain City Police Chief Dale McKee said there was an incident reported in late June about a man who believed his cat's tail had been cut off, but "no one has come in to say their cat was decapitated."