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01/13/2017 06:57 PM
Landowners: No water lines, no development

So says property owners and realtors associated with the highly-desirable land at the intersection of State Route 161 on the U.S. Route 42 bypass in Plain City. Those stakeholders addressed village council Monday evening, asking council members to consider investing in extending the village's water and sewer lines north to the land.


01/13/2017 02:17 PM
Potential jury trial for police assault case

Shawn Writesel, 41, of Canal Winchester, appeared in Madison County Common Pleas Court for his formal pretrial hearing on Thursday. Writesel is charged with two counts felonious assault, a first- and second-degree felony, and three counts assault, fourth-degree felonies.


01/13/2017 11:49 AM
Local farmer serving on Trump ag committee to speak at Extension meeting

Just hours before Donald Trump is inaugurated into office as U.S. President, Ohio farmers have an opportunity to talk about the new administration's Agricultural Advisory Committee with a local member of the committee. Plain City farmer Fred Yoder is the guest speaker for OSU Extension's Jan. 20 breakfast meeting at the Red Brick Tavern in London.


01/12/2017 05:05 PM
Couple announces engagement

Dave and Jan McGrew of Plain City are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki, to Ivan Mast III of Galloway. Ivan graduated from Jonathan Alder High School and Muskingum University.


01/12/2017 12:16 PM
Plain City wants changes to intersection before new subdivision increases traffic

Cars buzz through the busy intersection of Plain City-Georgesville and Converse-Huff roads in Plain City. Zoning changes for a new subdivision at the intersection are pending, but officials have concerns about safety with the increased traffic.


01/12/2017 09:43 AM
Masonic Lodges to observe 300th anniversary

More than 80,000 Masonic members in 480 lodges in Ohio are making plans for the celebration, according to Worshipful Brother James Carlson, Master of Urania Lodge in Plain City On June 24, 1717, in London, England, four lodges decided to create the Grand Lodge of England, he said. The structure of organization has continued for three centuries and has spread around the world.


01/11/2017 12:19 PM
Alder board elects Foust as president

Shannon Foust was elected president of the Jonathan Alder Local Schools Board of Education on Monday. Mary Jo Boyd will serve as vice-president for 2017.


01/11/2017 07:21 AM
Icy roads again delay classes; driving, walking tricky

Traffic backed up on I-270 north of East Broad Street early Wednesday, as seen in an Ohio Department of Transportation traffic camera. Temperatures dipping below freezing early Wednesday has turned wet roads and sidewalks icy, and several school districts are delaying the start of classes.


01/10/2017 11:02 AM
Tolles priority application deadline for sophomores approaching -

Students interested in attending Tolles for the 2017-2018 school year have an important deadline approaching in order to receive the best consideration for admission to the career-technical programs offered at the Plain City campus. State regulations limit Tolles to enroll 25 new students per program.


01/07/2017 08:39 AM
Ag breakfast series planned

I hope everyone enjoyed a great holiday season with family and friends. As we move into the New Year, this is a great time to step back, take a look at how we have been doing things in the past and think about ways to improve.Hopefully some of the information for some upcoming educational events will be of interest to you.OSU Extension Delaware ... (more)


01/06/2017 06:03 PM
Man who assaulted police officers attends court hearing -

A man accused of assaulting two Plain City police officers appeared in Madison County Common Pleas Court Wednesday for an informal pretrial hearing. Shawn Writesel, 41, of Canal Winchester, is charged with two counts of felonious assault, a first- and second-degree felony, and three counts of fourth-degree felonious assault.


01/06/2017 11:42 AM
Alder coalition fights against suicide - 10:30 am updated:

Two school desks are draped in flowers at Jonathan Alder in 2015, following two suicides in two weeks by students. Two years after back-to-back tragedies at Jonathan Alder High School, one community group's efforts to combat suicide have flourished into a support network for the entire Plain City community.


01/04/2017 10:43 AM
16th century faire coming to Plain City

The Reformation Renaissance Faire will be held for the first time on weekends Sept. 23 through Oct. 8 at Pastime Park in Plain City.