Nicholas Creamer, 61, of Delaware, was sentenced to three years in prison in Madison County Common Pleas Court after receiving his tenth OVI charge. "There comes a time when you just have to be held accountable for your actions," Judge Eamon Costello told Wiley in court.

The county's insurance cost is expected to raise about 12 percent next year - the first significant increase in several years, a consultant reported to Madison County Commissioners on Monday. Commissioners received a quarterly report from Mike Kendell, a benefit specialist with the County Employee Benefits Consortium of Ohio .

A Georgesville man appeared in court Monday after almost a year-and-a-half with an arrest warrant out in Madison County. Harland Hanshaw, 29, was arraigned on a single count of complicity to burglary in Madison County Common Pleas Court.

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On Aug. 20, 1794, a battle was fought between a confederation of American Indian tribes under the Miami Chief Little Turtle and an American army under the command of Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne.

As a journalist, I've had my fair share of angry, ridiculous phone calls from someone accusing me of writing a slanted news article. Those folks often claim I'm trying to pursue a personal agenda - something that's laughable because my only agenda all day is eating chocolate at least once.

Rice has received a promotion to account manager from her employer, Century Link, a telephone and internet provider, and is required to move to the company's headquarters in Monroe, La. Rice has been with the company for 15 years.

My name is Klarissa Brown. I am 17 years old and I am currently a senior at Madison-Plains High School.

An empty whiskey bottle props open a window of the condemned building, and a drug user's spoon and makeshift pipe litter the front entrance. It's an unwanted snapshot of this Madison County city - empty storefronts, unemployment, substance abuse and blight - and part of a scrapbook that leaders are trying to close.

While the approval of Mount Sterling's grant application for the competitive Community Development Block Grant funds is not a lock, there is a good chance the grant will be favorably considered. The village is willing to put up matching funds at more than 100 percent of the grant application - something that is favorable, according to Whitaker Wright, a CDBG consultant for Madison County commissioners.

The parking lot of the Dollar General store in Plain City was under water Saturday. This photo was submitted by Amber Schreck Martinez.

The former treasurer for the Madison County Agricultural Society - also known as the fair board - was arraigned in Madison County Common Pleas Court Tuesday on three counts of failing to file state income tax returns for the organization. Brenda K. Roseberry, 63, of West Jefferson was indicted by the grand jury last week for failing to file the returns and pay third-quarter payroll withholding taxes for the fair board in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

A West Jefferson resident is facing both felony criminal charges and a civil lawsuit, stemming from her former job as treasurer of the Madison County Agricultural Society - also known as the fair board. Brenda K. Roseberry, 63, was indicted by the grand jury last week on three counts of failing to file state income tax returns and pay third-quarter payroll withholding taxes for the fair board in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

That is more than the population of Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland combined. It is a huge number.

The avian flu virus, which has led to the deaths of more than 44 million chickens and turkeys in the Midwest, has yet to be found in Ohio. But state officials said banning all poultry shows is a necessary step to protect Ohio's $2.3 billion poultry industry.

The Madison-Plains Local School District added two assistant principals to its administrative staff Tuesday evening at the board of education's regular meeting. Jason Weese, will join the staff of the 7-12 school while Brad Miller will move from teacher to assistant principal in the K-6 facility.

Stan Hanson, 72, has given $220,000 in recent years to support the Mount Sterling Public Library and other village causes. In all, Hanson - a retired executive who hasn't lived in Mount Sterling in more than 50 years but credits it with shaping his character - has given $220,000 to help the village in recent years.