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04/14/2017 02:53 AM
Genomics takes bull selection to the next level

Genomic analysis has changed the genetics business so that top animals are now selected on the basis of statistics rather than eye appeal. "One of the things that has happened in our industry is genomics.


04/13/2017 10:28 PM
Madison County Public Health gets ready for mosquito season

Mosquito season is starting soon and Madison County Public Health wants the public to get ready, as the insects can spread disease. Jennifer Michaelson, the director of environmental health, said that this year may or may not yield more of the blood-sucking insects, as it's entirely weather dependent.


04/13/2017 05:17 PM
Teaching safety at Tolles

Tolles Career & Technical Center superintendent Kim Wilson smiles despite taking out several cones during a demonstration Thursday. The Plain City Police Department showed students and teachers alike how impaired vision can affect your abilities.


04/11/2017 10:35 PM
Boil alert issued in Plain City after water main break -

A boil advisory was issued in Plain City on Monday after a contractor struck a 10-inch water main line, flooding the area and bringing work to a stop. The contractors were working at the intersection of U.S. 42 and West Avenue to install traffic light poles, village administrator Kevin Vaughn told members of village council that evening.


04/11/2017 07:49 PM
Drug 'Take-Back' in Plain City this month

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at three locations: The event is sponsored by the Union County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Richwood Police, Plain City Police, Memorial Hospital and the Union County Drug Free Coalition. The public is encouraged to turn in potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescriptions.


04/10/2017 03:33 PM
Files given academic award at ceremony -

Elizabeth Files of Plain City earned a Special Academic Award at Muskingum University's Scholarship Recognition Day, held March 31 on the campus in New Concord. She has also been inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa at Muskingum University.


04/06/2017 07:19 PM
Farewell from the newsroom - 6:10 pm updated:

I moved to London more than 10 years ago, but I didn't really get to know this community until three years ago when I accepted the job as editor of The Press. Now I can tell anyone willing to listen about the hardworking people, inspiring causes, great businesses, wonderful organizations and current events Madison County has to offer.


04/05/2017 05:28 PM
Throwback Thursday! -

This postcard photo, taken in Plain City following a "cyclone" on June 16, 1912, was submitted by Fred Hayes of Grove City. Hayes said his grandmother received the postcards from her sister, who lived in the village at the time of the storm.


04/04/2017 05:41 PM
Plain City enacting noise ordinance, marijuana ban -

Village council recently introduced legislation to ban "excessive" noise, specifically during the hours of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Excessive will not be measured by decibels, but by what someone of "ordinary sensibilities" would consider "unreasonable" or "unnecessary," the law states. Exceptions during daytime hours include sounds from school or village-sponsored events, construction, trash trucks, emergency response sirens, parades and home maintenance equipment, such as lawn mowers and air compressors.


04/04/2017 03:12 PM
Plain City librarians secure grant for summer food service

From left are, Sarah Schaff from Denison University, Gina Maida from the University of Mount Union, Missy Lodge awarding the library the grant, Kate McCartney from the Marysville Public Library, Gregg Gassman from the State Library and Shane Hoffman of the Plain City Public Library. Representatives from The Plain City Public Library have been selected as one of four groups receiving grants through a state program to provide food service to children over the summer.


04/03/2017 07:34 PM
Firefighters train on new torch with Tolles

Firefighters Nathan Bidwell, left, and Zack Helman of the Pleasant Valley Fire District in Plain City pose with the new equipment the department purchased with donations from The Lions Club of Plain City and the Plain City Polar Bear Club. An area fire department is in top shape to respond to vehicle crashes following the recent purchase of new vehicle rescue equipment.


04/03/2017 02:31 PM
CAUV legislation to be discussed April 11 -

Proposed legislation to adjust the Current Agricultural Use Valuation tax for farmers will be discussed at a meeting April 11. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. April 11 at Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson , Plain City. It will feature attorney Ted Finnarn, member of Ohio's Agricultural Advisory Committee of the Division of Tax Equalization, Department of Taxation.


03/31/2017 06:27 PM
Easter Egg Hunts planned -

If you don't see your Easter Egg Hunt on the list, please send information - date, location and contact information - to [email protected] London Kiwanis Club annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Saturday, April 8 at Cowling Park in London. All children from 1-10 years old are invited, along with adult supervision.


03/29/2017 07:10 PM
Tolles superintendent Kim Wilson to retire in August -

Superintendent Kim Wilson learns about skills being developed in Pre-Vet from Reagyn Semler during her monthly student advisory council meeting. Tolles Career & Technical Center Superintendent Kim Wilson announced on Wednesday she will retire in August, ending a 36-year career in education.


03/27/2017 02:40 PM
A tale of system integration success

A system integrator can make all the difference in a company's productivity. The knowledge and experience a good system integrator can offer can help keep a line from going down or help find the best solutions and technologies for a company's needs.