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12/01/2016 06:05 PM
Plain City DAR swears in new officers

Chaplin Pat Rose swears in the 2016-2019 officers: Janet Kaufman, registrar; Jennie Lester, treasurer; Wanda DuPuis, corresponding secretary; Joy Ballard, vice regent; and Valerie Merideth, regent. The Plain City Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Nov. 12 for its last business meeting of a busy year.


12/01/2016 01:54 PM
Man charged with abducting girlfriend back in court

A London man accused of keeping his girlfriend against her will for a month and beating her may claim mental illness as a defense. Allemang waived his right to a speedy trial in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday to give his attorney Jesse Stacy, more time to work on the case.


12/01/2016 09:34 AM
Restored Plain City clock comes home for Christmas fest

Workers tighten down bolts before removing structural beams used to hoist the 4,100-pound structure back to its base. An upclose look at the clock shows shiny white paint, pristine numerals and clean clock faces.


11/30/2016 02:35 PM
Plain City re-installs its 1902 clock tower after major renovation

Since 1902, folks in this Madison County village have looked to the clock near the town square. Not just as an accurate timepiece, but as an emblem of their heritage.


11/30/2016 10:15 AM
Man charged with biting, head-butting, kicking Plain City officers -

A man has been charged with felony assault after he headbutted, bit and kicked two Plain City police officers during an altercation last month. Shawn Writesel, 41, of Canal Winchester, was arraigned in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday on two counts felonious assault, first- and second-degree felonies, and two counts of assault, both fourth-degree felonies.


11/29/2016 11:29 AM
New eatery offers drive thru, window service during winter

Melissa Flynn and Jason Flanery's new eatery in southwest Delaware started its fifth week Monday.Country Kitchen Express, 3783 U.S. Route 42, will serve breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays during the off-season months.


11/26/2016 10:33 AM
Clock or not, UPCO's Christmas Under the Clock lights celebrates 15 years

Greg Butaski of Rock On Ice goes old school with an ice pick while working on a Santa ice carving at the 2012 Christmas Under the Clock. Rock On Ice returns this year.


11/22/2016 11:42 AM
Rosedale-Plain City bridge reopened

After several years of closure, the bridge on Rosedale-Plain City Road reopened last week according to the engineer's report to the Madison County commissioners on Monday. The bridge runs over Little Darby Creek and has been closed since at least 2010, forcing motorists to take a detour on Marysville-London Road, according to Engineer Bryan Dhume.


11/16/2016 05:02 PM
'Harry Potter' fans await movie 'prequel'

When as an adult Harry Potter sent his son off to Hogwarts - with the credits rolling on the eighth and final film in the beloved series - fans might have thought that J.K. Rowling's wizarding world was forever in the rearview mirror. "I was sad, but I wasn't devastated when it was over," said the Northwest Side resident, a fan of the series since the 1990s.


11/16/2016 12:57 PM
Drama over Plain City fireworks -

A change in who is overseeing Plain City's Fourth of July celebrations is causing fireworks between the village's mayor and a volunteer committee headed by a council member. The village is setting aside $10,000 in the 2017 budget to pay for fireworks - the first time the money has been allocated since 2012.


11/15/2016 09:20 AM
Ruby drama celebrates 10 years

The senior cast of the Marysville Ruby drama group are front row from left: Parker Dillinger, Timothy Comstock, Colby Scott, Trevor Brumfield, Evan Bailey, Max Dillinger, Asher Schirtzinger, Makenna Renevier, Krista Canfield and Joy Scott; second row: Carson Dillinger, Thomas Carpenter, Connor Brumfield, Drew Schirtzinger, Jonah Bailey, Walter Cuddington, Dylan Lemley, Haley Lemley, Abbie Comstock, Sarah Carpenter, Megan Moore and Jenna Canfield.


11/10/2016 11:01 AM
Dinner and auction to benefit troubled boys

Chief Spencer Hostetler and some of the boys who will benefit from the Boys Camp BBQ Chicken Dinner & Auction, being held Friday in Plain City. A fundraiser will be held in Plain City on Friday to raise money for three summer camps aimed at helping boys in need of therapy for behavioral and emotional problems.