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


Last year's performance "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" are from left: James Sintz, Ann Walter, Joshua McClymont, Josh Streit, Allison McClymont and Christa Wolfe. Last year's performance "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" are from left: James Sintz, Ann Walter, Joshua McClymont, Josh Streit, Allison McClymont and Christa Wolfe.


Ten fatal crashes have occurred in Madison County this year, a jump from just four in 2013, according to local law enforcement officials. The increase prompted the West Jefferson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol to pursue a month-long traffic safety initiative, beginning on Nov. 30. "It is clear that in fatal crashes, the lack of safety belt usage and alcohol/drug use have been predominant contributing factors," according to a post spokesperson.


High winds, light rain and an Ohio State University football game on television all contributed to slightly smaller-than-normal crowds at the celebration. Plain City Mayor Sandra Adkins spoke prior to the tree-lighting at Bicentennial Park, saying, "We've had snow, rain and ice at past Christmas Under the Clocks, but I think this is the windiest one yet."


A total of $10,000 in grants from the Ohio School Facilities Commission will improve radio communications among the five buildings in Jonathan Alder Local Schools and eventually lead to quicker communication with local law enforcement agencies, Superintendent Gary Chapman announced at Monday's board of education meeting. Grants totaling $25,000 from the OSFC helped the district install secured entry systems at each building in recent years.


Colleen Davis speaks with Plain City police officers Saturday night during an open house at The Red Rooster antique shop, 133 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City. On Friday, the store received an email from the zoning inspector saying that opening the store would be in violation of the Ohio Building Code.


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.


Following is the real estate transactions from the Madison County Recorders Office for the week of Nov. 24 through Dec. 1. Randy M. Miller and Beverly S. Miller to Randy M. Miller Trustee, Beverly S. Miller Trustee and Miller Family Revocable Trust, 211.691 acres and is 211.999 acres plus 33.0845 acres, in Paint Township, plus Unit 222, Sheffield, Phase 1, in London, fee exempt. Michael C. Quilter and Donna S. Quilter to Thomas J. Schockman and Marcia L. Schockman, Lot No.


Rock On Ice's Greg Butauski carves names in ice for the little ones during Christmas Under the Clock last year. Rock On Ice's Greg Butauski carves names in ice for the little ones during Christmas Under the Clock last year.


Twenty-one-year-old Seth M. McDowell already was feeling the emotion of the occasion as he, the son of a police officer killed in the line of duty, was sworn in as a police officer himself. What brought him to tears was a gift from his girlfriend, a plaque.


A Plain City man was arraigned in court last week on a total of 25 charges for stealing $75,000 of materials from fellow residents at Suburban Trailer Park. Kegan Kelley, 26, was held Friday on a a $200,000 cash surety bond.


Samantha Althouse, Master of Education, and Brianna McCray, Master of Education, both of Plain City, received their degrees from Miami University.


Brookside Mezzanine Partners has made an undisclosed investment in Media Source . Based in Plain City, Ohio, MSI is a provider of content, information and advice to the library market.


Plain City council member Nick Kennedy refused to vote in favor of any financial resolutions, such as employee raises, until hearing from the newly-hired consulting firm. Plain City council member Nick Kennedy refused to vote in favor of any financial resolutions, such as employee raises, until hearing from the newly-hired consulting firm.


EDITOR'S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested or cited by the Madison County Sheriff's Department. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.