Despite a road salt shortage in the U.S., Plain City should have enough salt to last through this winter. Four hundred tons of road salt sits in the village's new salt storage facility.


Jerome Township firefighters work to extinguish the blaze at 10540 Watkins Road in Union County, near Plain City, Saturday evening. Jerome Township firefighters work to extinguish the blaze at 10540 Watkins Road in Union County, near Plain City, Saturday evening.


John Helmuth and Karen Helmuth to David W. Helmuth and Aimee J. Helmuth, 1.8089 acres, in Darby Township, fee $110. David W. Helmuth and Aimee J. Helmuth to Eugene J. Miller and Miriam A. Miller, 1.8089 acres, in Darby Township, fee $110.


Local volunteers with Operation Christmas Child are preparing for their national collection week, Nov. 17-24. In order to aide those seeking to drop off shoe boxes, two locations in the Madison County area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child.


Plain City village administrator Kevin Vaughn discusses the formation of a master plan for Plain City parks with parks committee member Tom Jaskiewicz on Wednesday. Plain City village administrator Kevin Vaughn discusses the formation of a master plan for Plain City parks with parks committee member Tom Jaskiewicz on Wednesday.


New picnic tables and 27 cubic yards of mulch are among improvements to the public playground at the former Plain City Elementary School on Main Street in the village. High school sophomore Daniel Ciuca spearheaded the work as an Eagle Scout project.


The West Jefferson Council Finance Committee will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the village council chamber, 28 E. Main St., West Jefferson. The meeting is open to the public.


Plant reserve: One of the 114 burial plots in the Smith Cemetery State Nature Preserve in central Ohio. The site hosts tall grass prairie that once thrived here.


The law enforcement officers department will be enforcing safety initiative are front row from left: Madison County Sheriff Jim Sabin and West Jefferson Ohio Highway Patrol Post Commander Lt. Marty Fellure; back row, West Jefferson Police Chief Terry Ward, London Police Chief David Wiseman and Plain City Police Chief James Hill.


Amanda Bartow, a former U.S. Army Captain, is an Intensive Care Unit staff nurse at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. A combat veteran, Bartow served one tour in Iraq from 2009 to 2010 as a nurse with the 14th Combat Support Hospital.


A levy to support the Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District has passed, according to unofficial results from the Madison and Union counties' board of elections. In Madison County, the levy was passed with 1,237 votes in support and 486 votes against it.


Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has added a technical training instructor to their staff. Ryan Freeze will be teaching various continuing education courses within the technical department.


On October 8, around noon, a male entered The Golf Cart Company on Memorial Drive in Plain City and stole several semi-truck batteries. Right after that crime occurred, a person also struck at the Bonnie Speed Logistics on Estates Parkway.


The Darby Township Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, at the township hall, 8720 Cemetery Pike, Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. The Canaan Township Board of Trustees will meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, at the township building meeting room, 8055 U.S. Route 42 S., Plain City.


A West Jefferson man who was arrested in the Madison County drug sweep in July requested to continue his jury trial to Jan. 15 Friday. William Pratt, 24, is charged with two counts of drug trafficking.


For years residents in the unincorporated village of Kileville have had to put up with water sitting in their yards, but a multi-county effort may soon end their soggy days. Madison County Commissioners presided over a public ditch hearing held during their regular meeting Monday to discuss a remedy.