A Columbus man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday in Madison County Common Pleas Court for burglarizing a Plain City home with the assistance of his two sons. Assistant county prosecutor Nick Adkins said Thomas has a considerable criminal history, and has led his two 18-year-old sons into the same lifestyle.


A wreath of white carnations was placed at the obelisk of Worthy Pratt in Darby Cemetery Sunday, May 10. It was part of the ceremony of marking Pratt's grave with a bronze marker designating him as a veteran of the war of 1812. A wreath of white carnations was placed at the obelisk of Worthy Pratt in Darby Cemetery Sunday, May 10. It was part of the ceremony of marking Pratt's grave with a bronze marker designating him as a veteran of the war of 1812.


The Police Wives of Ohio donated cruiser care kits and other items to the Madison County Sheriff's Department and other agencies Friday, as part of National Police Week. From left, member Anna Short, Deputy Roberta Braithwaite, Deputy Anna Bingman and member Destiny Venrick.


Jonathan Alder High School in Plain City, Ohio will be forced to change its school's logo after the University of Arizona recently sent the school a "cease and desist" letter citing that high school's logo is nearly identical to that of the university's. According to an ABC News 6 report , the block A logo worn by Alder's athletic teams has been in use for years despite its striking resemblance to the block A employed by the University of Arizona.


Left, Doug Duvaul, ministry leader of Celebrate Recovery of Grove City, hugs Steve Gumm, local businessman and recovering addict. Duvaul had numerous pieces of literature available to visitors to the open house of the London Recovery Project held Wednesday evening.


The Starlight Riders 4-H Club is sponsoring an equine first aid clinic at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 18, at Tolles Career & Technical Center. The clinic will be held in the school's Animal Management & Services lab, located on campus at 7877 U.S. Route 42 S., Plain City.


Fireworks committee members Colleen Davis and Leslie Perkins, both of whom are also council members, requested the village waive the standard $600 fee for the use of Pastime Park. The committee planned to use the park twice in the coming months: once for a "Spring Chicken Flea Market" to be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, and once on Independence Day for the actual fireworks display.


Tim Suter, representing the First Energy Foundation , presents Uptown Plain City Organization president John Rucker with a check for $2,500 for the clock tower restoration fund during Monday night's village council meeting. The clock's restoration is estimated to cost $60,000.


Shawn Kaeser sent an email to Mayor Sandra Adkins and village council Monday afternoon announcing his resignation, effective immediately. He was not present at the evening meeting.


The Jonathan Alder High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 23, at the Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for conversation, photographs and pie swaps.


Amy Henry, of South Charleston and Ellen Snyder, of Plain City, were among the more than 1,800 University of Dayton students receiving their degree during 2015 spring undergraduate commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 3. They received their degrees along with actor Martin Sheen, whom the university presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree for his lifelong commitment to peace, social justice and human rights exemplifying the Catholic, Marianist university's mission, during the undergraduate commencement ceremony in University of Dayton Arena.


London City Council members are sick of dancing around the issue: they want the administration to complete employee evaluations, especially when requesting salary raises. Council has been periodically questioning why the administration does not perform evaluations for several months, but the issue came to head this week when Mayor David Eades requested a 5 percent salary increase for all department heads.


A Plain City man was sentenced Friday in Madison County Common Pleas Court after nearly a year-and-a-half on the lam. Joseph Yruegas, 28, pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking and entering Nov. 8, 2013, and did not appear for his sentencing hearing afterward.


In His Presence Healing Rooms Ministry is hosting Joan Hunter for a healing conference this summer at Carmel Christian Center Church in Plain City. The conference will take place Sunday, June 21 and Monday, June 22, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day at the church, 9720 State Route 161 East.


The 210,000-square-foot office building at 333 W. First St. just sold at auction for $441,000 to New California Enterprises LLC. A Columbus-based investor has purchased a large downtown Dayton office building, but is not ready to reveal his plans. The vacant 210,000-square-foot seven-story office building at 333 W. First St. was auctioned on March 25 , and the sale closed last week.


Chief James "Jim" Hill submitted his resignation letter to Mayor Sandy Adkins on Friday, the village announced Tuesday. His last day with the department will be Wednesday, May 13. In the letter, emailed May 1 to Adkins and council members, Hill did not specifically state the reason for his resignation.


The volunteer musical experience will "benefit the Plain City community and provide an opportunity for you to continue, maintain or renew your musical skills and love of the art join the band," a spokesperson said. The Plain City Community Band aspires to become a concert band made up of woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments performing a diverse repertoire of American pop, patriotic, show tunes and traditional favorites.