A victim returned to his residence near Smith Calhoun Road in Plain City to find his wooden gun cabinet open, and his Mossburg Model 500 shotgun missing. The alleged theft took place between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Oct. 10. The shotgun is estimated to have a $1,000 replacement value, the report said.


Firefighters Scott McCain and Nathan Bidwell stand in front of the Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District's new 2014 Horton ambulance, while holding one of the two cardiac monitors purchased this year. On this November's ballot, Plain City and surrounding neighborhoods will be asked to fund the Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District with a 10 mill replacement levy.


The October meeting of the Plain City Book Club was held at the home of Miriam Beachy with Sue Anne Pieroni serving as co-hostess. A delicious pumpkin spice bundt cake was enjoyed by all.


The Ohio State Beekeepers Association will hold its fall conference at Tolles Career and Tech Center in Plain City Nov. 1. Several speakers will be featured and educational sessions will cover topics of interest to beekeepers, gardeners and environmentalists.... OTTAWA - The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will host Leipsic author Ray ... (more)


The Ohio State Beekeepers Association will hold its fall conference at Tolles Career and Tech Center in Plain City Nov. 1. Several speakers will be featured and educational sessions will cover topics of interest to beekeepers, gardeners and environmentalists.


About $6,000 is missing from the Village of Plain City's water department books, according to the results of a recent audit. The audit, performed by Columbus-based Holbrook and Manter, CPA, was requested by Mayor Sandra Adkins in May after village officials earlier this year discovered an $18,000 discrepancy between 2012 and 2013 water department revenues.


To many, it may have appeared that Plain City Village Council was ensnared in an endless cycle of debate over the use of leg-hold traps within the village. After hearing the presentations from three trapping experts, council voted Monday, Oct. 13 to table any pending legislation and to rely on existing state and local laws.


The Humane Society of Madison County is honors its 2014 Bonzi Award recipients at its 11th Annual Paws & Pals Dinner, a fundraising event for homeless animals month. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Der Dutchman in Plain City.


The Pixies for 2013 were helped by Mayor Sandra Adkins, far left. In front are: Wyatt Cloran and Lincoln Thrush.


Recently-fallen firehouse dog Ashes was honored with a memorial at the Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District Open House on Sunday. Recently-fallen firehouse dog Ashes was honored with a memorial at the Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District Open House on Sunday.


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


Cailyn Glick, daughter of Todd and Roxanne Glick of Plain City and stilt walker Jessica Minshall pose for a photo at the Plain City Fall Festival, held Saturday in the village. Despite the chilly temperatures, the festival had a great turn out, said organizer Leslie Perkins.


Elizabeth Files, of Plain City, has been cast in the role of a member of the chorus in Muskingum University's upcoming production of "Sophocles' Oedipus Rex," to be staged in the Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre of Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall on the campus in New Concord. Play dates for the performance are at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. There will be no performance on Saturday, Oct. 18. Tickets are available at the door prior to each performance or by calling the theatre box office at 740-826-8376.


In 2013, baskets and gifts were distributed to 196 families, which included more than 900 individuals. About 500 of those individuals were children.


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


The London Academy Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 40 S. Walnut St., London. The purpose of the meeting is to investigate charges or complaints against a public employee or official, and to consider and act on a proposed agreement.


A scarecrow performer flashes a smile during last year's Plain City Fall Festival. The event, benefiting the village's fireworks display, returns Oct. 11. A scarecrow performer flashes a smile during last year's Plain City Fall Festival.