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11/14/2017 06:21 PM
Christmas Under the Clock Dec. 2

Santa makes a visit to the tree lighting before heading to Yoder's True Value Hardware for pictures. Take the wagons and go see him after the tree lighting.


11/14/2017 06:21 PM
Local students stage dramas for community

Students participating in "The Snow White Variety Show" and "A Not So Terrible Parable" in no certain order are, Trevor Brumfield, Ariana Castle, Joshua Castle, Amanda Comstock, Tim Comstock, Walter Cuddington, Carson Dillinger, Max Dillinger, Elijah Groff, Joshua Groff, Luke Groff, Emma Hagerdorn, Nick Kauffman, Benton Ludens, Megan Moore, Makenna Renevier, Asher Schirtzinger, Drew Schirtzinger, Colby Scott, Joy Scott and Abby Walter. Students from the Home on the Rock Ruby Enrichment program have been hard at work preparing two plays to perform for the local community.


11/12/2017 08:52 PM
Fine feathered friends

Jim Ward bent down and leaned in close so he could hear the young girl over the cacophony of clucking and crowing. Ward was judging the youth showmanship competition on Saturday at the Ohio National Poultry Show at the Ohio Expo Center.


11/10/2017 03:42 PM
Ohio Transmission acquires PK Controls of Plain City

Ohio Transmission Corp., a seller of industrial equipment and services in Columbus, is growing with the acquisition of a Plain City engineering services company. PK Controls of Plain City, with 74 employees, will add to the services provides by OTC, which now has about 900 employees and has offices across much of the South and Midwest.


11/08/2017 07:27 PM
Local outdoor writer presented with ODNR's Cardinal Award

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources presented the ODNR Hall of Fame Award to former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and First Lady Hope Taft and the Cardinal Award to journalist Jane Beathard of London. The event, which took place Monday, Nov. 6 along the banks of the Little Miami River, recognized the Tafts and Beathard for their achievements and ongoing contributions to the preservation and enjoyment of Ohio's natural resources.


11/08/2017 05:08 PM
Pumpkins in the Park a success -

The Gazebo at Pastime Park was a focal point as many families enjoyed taking family photos with it in the background. The first Pumpkins in the Park was held on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Plain City's Pastime Park.


11/06/2017 09:40 PM
Heated statewide issues, local battles today in Ohio

High-profile statewide measures on crime victims' rights and prescription drug prices will be decided today in Ohio, along with local elections including mayoral races in three of the state's four largest cities. In Madison County, there are more than a dozen contested races and nine issues on the ballot across the county.


11/03/2017 08:33 PM
Use of Narcon for ODs mixed in Madison County

The opioid epidemic continues to plague America and shows no sign of ending anytime soon. It has hit Ohio particularly hard, with 4,050 residents dying from unintentional overdoses in 2016, according to statistics by the Ohio Department of Health.


11/02/2017 05:53 AM
New, replacement issues on Nov. 7 ballot -

There are a handful of new issues and replacement issues on the ballot Nov. 7 facing Madison County voters. These include: - Plain City East - Local Liquor Option : This option would allow the sale of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor on Sunday between 10 a.m. and midnight by Ronald R. Winn, dba Lee's Sports & Spirits & Patio, an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit, who is engaged in the business of operating a bar/restaurant at 209 W. Bigelow Ave., Plain City.


11/02/2017 01:39 AM
Candidates for Darby Township Trustee seats -

The following are questionnaires submitted by two of the candidates running for two seats on the Darby Township Board of Trustees: I have always believed that our community will be as good as we make it. I believe in public service and have served on the Jonathan Alder Board of Education, Plain City Village Council, Plain City Planning and Zoning Commission and as Mayor of Plain City.


11/01/2017 02:23 PM
Women's Committee provides behind-the-scenes support to WSO

Jicha, whose mother-in-law was a native Woosterian, was driving through Wooster one day with her husband, Jim, on their way from their home in Plain City to Strongsville, where one of their children lives. They couldn't help but notice a lovely house for sale just a stone's throw from The College of Wooster.


10/31/2017 10:26 PM
Village of Plain City Council -

I would be honored to represent our town as a member of the Plain City council. I feel Plain City provides a close knit community for the people who reside here and I want to ensure that as residents, we continue to see transparency in our communication between elected officials and the community.


10/31/2017 10:26 PM
Dinner and auction to benefit troubled boys -

The fifth annual Boys Camp Benefit Auction and Dinner benefiting three wilderness boys camps will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 at Plainview Christian School, 8270 Amish Pike, Plain City. Available for dinner will be barbecue chicken, smoked ribs, and some unique and interesting items to bid on.


10/25/2017 03:13 PM
SOS program targets at-risk teens -

Melanie Luken, a Suicide Support Specialist at Nationwide Children's Hospital, presents Madison County families and school staff with information on the SOS: Signs of Suicide program on Tuesday at Canaan Middle School. The program teaches kids how to detect signs of depression and suicide in themselves or fellow students.


10/24/2017 06:35 PM
JA schools, church partner in hurricane relief effort -

Jonathan Alder High School students who packed the 50 cleaning buckets are from left: Will Engle, Hayden Mitchell, Cameron Skidmore, Breckin Francis, Gavin Heimlich, Caleb Keene, Luke Davis and Joey Sajdyk. The Plain City United Methodist Church and the Jonathan Alder School District teamed together in an effort to make an impact in the Hurricane Relief in Texas and Florida this past month.