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05/26/2016 11:46 PM
Area Memorial Day activities detailed

Jeff Reinhard, of Plain City, welcomes attendees to a "veterans salute" at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chuckery Wednesday afternoon.

05/26/2016 07:13 PM
Memorial Day observances planned - 9:00 am updated:

City of London employee Reid Snow unfurls a banner honoring World War II veterans and hangs it on a utility pole on West High Street this week. He and Darin Young hung flags and banners in honor of Memorial Day.

05/26/2016 02:52 PM
Millers inducted into Senior Citizen Hall of Fame

Levi and Cora Miller, front, were honored last week with their induction to the Central Ohio Senior Citizen Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging. County commissioners, from left, Mark Forrest, David Dhume and Paul Gross, issued a Certificate of Appreciation for the Millers' ongoing volunteer work in Madison County.

05/26/2016 10:21 AM
Festival interested in coming to Plain City

Vaughn said he could not reveal the name of the festival due to privacy purposes. Organizers have not yet ended their contract with the current location.

05/26/2016 10:21 AM
Plain City DAR reflects on historic quilt

Holding the quilt at the March meeting are: Valerie Merideth, Nola Freeman, Pat Rose, Joy Ballard, Nina Boerger, Wanda DuPuis, Jennie Lester, Roxana Mink, Cindy Schumaker and Janet Kaufman. Members of the Plain City Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently reflected on a historic quilt sewed by the club more than 50 years ago.

05/25/2016 10:07 AM
Heritage Days: Celebrating Plain Citya s history

A demonstrator shows a family how to make a broom during the seventh annual Der Dutchman Heritage Days, held Saturday, May 21. An Amish buggy is ready to wash and put in barn due to rainy day at the seventh annual Der Dutchman Heritage Days, held Saturday, May 21. The first group of Amish settled in Plain City in 1896 and grew into a thriving community. Today, many families in Plain City can trace their lineage to these prosperous Amish farmers.

05/21/2016 12:36 PM
Shoes for Shelters

Canine Collective , a private no-kill all breed dog rescue in Plain City, is accepting donations of gently worn, used or new shoes until June 30. Shelter officials say donors can drop off any size, gender or type of shoe at the Dublin Petsmart, 6010 Sawmill Road, Saturdays from noon until 3:00 p.m. or Mutts & Co., 7549 Sawmill Road, during regular business hours, or at the Canine Collective shelter, 11144 U.S. 42, Plain City, Saturday and Sunday between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. or by appointment

05/20/2016 09:10 AM

Tolles Career & Technical Center is investing $2.3 million to pump natural gas along U.S. 42 to its Plain City-area campus. But they aren't the only entity that stands to benefit from the roughly 14-mile natural gas line, running from west of the Farm Science Review - near the intersection of U.S. 40 and state Route 38 - to the technical school's campus.

05/19/2016 04:19 PM
Birth announcements

Eric Dustin and Lydia Beth Parker , of Mount Sterling, announce the birth of a son, Aiden William Parker, born Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Madison Health in London. He weighed 8 pounds 7.4 ounces and has a sister, Trinity Parker, 6, and a brother, Peyton Parker, 5. Forrest Tyler Weldon and Jordan Nicole Howland , of London, announce the birth of a son, Noah Forrest Weldon, born Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Madison Health in London.

05/19/2016 11:46 AM
Garden club members attend spring meeting

Open Gate Garden Club members that attended the Region 16 Spring meeting are front row from left: Becky Bushong, Judy Wessel, Harriet Dana, Joy Culler, Sherry Rector and Chieko Arikawa; second row: Karen Straley, Lois Reninger, Barbara Myers, Becky Davis, Lexie Burfield and Patricia Kelley; third row: Becky McCoy. The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, Inc., Region 16 Spring meeting and Flower Show was held at the Maranatha Church in Plain City on Thursday, May 12. The meeting was hosted by the two Madison County Federation of Garden Clubs: Open Gate and Open Path Garden Clubs.

05/19/2016 07:34 AM
West Jeff puts finances online

From left, Lauren Bowen, public affairs liaison, Ohio Treasurer's Office; Ray Martin, mayor, West Jefferson; Doug Eakins, council vice president, West Jefferson; Steve Johnston, council president, West Jefferson; and Dan Risko, deputy director of regional representatives, Ohio Treasurer's Office. The village is the second in Madison County to post their spending information online through, an initiative championed by the Ohio Treasurer's Office.

05/17/2016 09:18 AM
Time flies: Plain City clock successfully removed for restoration

Plain City's historic clock tower was in the air for less than a minute as a crane carefully placed it on a flat bed truck. The structure will be transported elsewhere in the village for the next four months while it undergoes a restoration.

05/17/2016 12:49 AM
Plain City boy wins pinball world title

Greg Kennedy, 11, of Plain City, plays one of the many pinball machines that line his basement's walls.

05/14/2016 05:24 AM
Stamp out hunger with canned food

Ann & Tony's Restaurant in West Jefferson has signed on to collect non-perishable food items for the Help Stamp Out Hunger campaign. Those customers coming in for a meal are asked to bring canned goods, food in a jar, dry pasta and beans, which will then be donated to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.

05/13/2016 08:09 AM
100-year-old Mechanical Clock Tower To Get $45k In Repairs

The Columbus Dispatch reports a crane will move the Seth Thomas clock in the suburban Columbus village of Plain City Saturday morning.