The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is looking to build ties with the new heating and cooling company coming to Mount Sterling, the chamber's director told the county commissioners Monday morning. Director David Kell, who also oversees the chamber's community investment arm, told the commissioners his organization is working on five projects.

Inclined to skip a few hours of sleep to squeeze in some holiday shopping? If you do, think twice before getting behind the wheel. A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that missing an hour or two of sleep can double the risk of crashing, and that driving after sleeping five hours or less is just as dangerous as driving drunk.

Assisting at the crash scene were members of the Sheriff's Rescue Unit, Fayette County EMS, Jefferson Township Fire Department, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. A one-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Madison County resident Monday morning on State Route 41 Northwest near the intersection of Carrs Mills-Jamestown Road in northwest Fayette County.

A London man accused of keeping his girlfriend against her will for a month and beating her may claim mental illness as a defense. Allemang waived his right to a speedy trial in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday to give his attorney Jesse Stacy, more time to work on the case.

Since 1902, folks in this Madison County village have looked to the clock near the town square. Not just as an accurate timepiece, but as an emblem of their heritage.

A London woman charged in the death of a 7-month-old baby boy intends to take the case to trial, it seems. Jessica Carter, 35, was arraigned in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

A man has been charged with felony assault after he headbutted, bit and kicked two Plain City police officers during an altercation last month. Shawn Writesel, 41, of Canal Winchester, was arraigned in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday on two counts felonious assault, first- and second-degree felonies, and two counts of assault, both fourth-degree felonies.

Madison County Master Gardeners pose for a photo while working on the group's 2016 Community Goodwill Project, performed at the interior courtyard at London Health & Rehabilitation. The Madison County Master Gardener Volunteers worked several hours Nov. 12 in the interior courtyard at London Health & Rehabilitation for the group's 2016 Community Goodwill Project.

Jake Green, center, and Jennifer Natyes, right, help distribute pie, silverware and drinks to those picking up a free Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at Phat Daddy's in London. The restaurant was staffed by 25 friends and family of Harris and her employees.

"Claymation Zombies," a short feature by Jake Jolley, is one of the official selections of this year's London Film Festival. The festival is held at the London State Theater during Olde Fashioned Christmas, on the evening of Nov. 28. The London Film Festival will once again be held at the London State Theater during downtown London's Olde Fashioned Christmas on Monday, Nov. 28. "This year's selections include two films that premiered at the State during the year," Rob Treynor, owner of the London State said.

Josh and Cara Skaggs, with their adopted daughters, Teaira and Nakiyah. The family's home was the sixth for the girls in about 18 months.

The interior of the former Jewett's Hometown Market on 299 Yankeetown Road, in Mount Sterling. The bidding was hosted online by Ohio Real Estate Auctions with bids starting at $200,000.

The Madison County Master Gardeners were recognized with a Conservation Partner Service Award for having exemplified our mission of promoting responsible land use decisions for conservation, protection and improvement of soil and water resources. They received a plaque from the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District and a certificate from Ohio Senator Bob Hackett.

After several years of closure, the bridge on Rosedale-Plain City Road reopened last week according to the engineer's report to the Madison County commissioners on Monday. The bridge runs over Little Darby Creek and has been closed since at least 2010, forcing motorists to take a detour on Marysville-London Road, according to Engineer Bryan Dhume.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated the guidelines for safe sleep for infants. More than 3,500 infants die every year in the United States from sleep-related deaths which include SIDS .

Our church had a free Thanksgiving Dinner for the community on Wednesday night and we were blessed to serve a number of families in the London and Madison County area. There was good food and great fellowship.

A London man accused of holding his girlfriend against her will for 31 days and beating her was arraigned in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Travis Allemang, 25, of London, has been charged with three counts of second-degree felonious assault and one count third-degree felonious abduction.