Mayor Patrick Closser announced at Thursday's London City Council meeting that Tony Brake plans to resign next month to "pursue other opportunities." Brake met with Closser and safety-service director Joe Mosier on Wednesday, the mayor said.

A London man who broke the leg of a 7-month-old baby girl was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday in Madison County Common Pleas Court Ethan Dempsey, 25, of London, pleaded guilty in January to one second-degree felony count of child endangerment. He was also ordered three years of post release control, essentially parole.

When it comes to the game of conference re-shuffling, the ball is officially in the court of two Madison County school boards. On Monday, the Greenon Local School District's board of education unanimously voted to leave the Central Buckeye Conference in favor of the Ohio Heritage Conference, a four-year commitment that takes effect with the 2017-18 school year.

The Choctaw Lake Property Owner's Association and Madison County Farm Bureau are teaming up to provide a free workshop on the topic this month. The Precision Ag Workshop will take place from noon to 2 p.m., Feb. 11. at the Choctaw Lake Lodge, 2875 Oneida Drive, London.

Sandy Fox, a member od the London Visual Arts Guild, holds an adjustable hook which is a component in the guild's new picture-hanging system. It is completely adjustable horizontally and vertically.

A table of retired teachers ate heartily Monday afternoon at Ben & Joy's restaurant in Mount Sterling. The group, some 60 strong, filled several long tables in the restaurant's auxiliary dining rooms.

A Kettering man who was arrested when he returned to work two days after leading West Jefferson police officers on a high-speed chase will spend one year in prison. Ricky L. Cain Jr., 39, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree felony failure to comply Monday morning in Madison County Common Pleas Court.

Youth cattle showmen and women turned out for the inaugural BEST winter classic held at the Madison County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. Numerous breeds were represented by nearly 300 head of steers and heifers.

Whitaker Wright, city planner with Community Development Consultants of Ohio, conducts the first hearing of 2016 for CDBG on Monday during the meeting of the Madison County Commissioners. Whitaker Wright, city planner with Community Development Consultants of Ohio, conducts the first hearing of 2016 for CDBG on Monday during the meeting of the Madison County Commissioners.

Jackie Edwards, 57, of Whitehall, was arraigned in Madison County Common Pleas Court Friday morning. He is charged with one first-degree felony count of aggravated arson and one second-degree felony count of aggravated arson.

EliteFTS, a global giant in the fitness industry, operates its online Mecca from this building at 138 Maple St. in London. Last year, sales reached about $8 million, and the company only focuses half of its dual mission on product distribution.

The jury trial for a Columbus man charged with receiving stolen property was rescheduled Thursday morning after new evidence came to light in the final days before the trial date. Shortly after midnight on Sept.

Russ Miller owns more than 400 acres off U.S. Route 40 just east of West Jefferson's village limits. He's working to recruit a developer to build a few hundred new homes on the land over the next decade or two.

Volunteers of the Trail Sentinel Program were recognized for their hours of service on behalf of the Madison County Park District by Commissioners David Dhume and Paul Gross at the Friends of the Madison County Parks and Trails annual meeting held at the Madison County Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 20. From left are: Jim Price, Jerry Miller, Paul Gross, David Dhume, Harry Huffman, John Allison, Will Jones and Gene Pass.

Village council approved a four-year contract with the Madison County sheriff's office during Monday's regular meeting. The amount of the agreement is $253,087 per year.

"What a wonderful museum you have right here in London! I'm telling my sister in Columbus she needs to come here and see this." Those were the comments of a woman from Oregon who attended Jonathan Alder Days last September at the Madison County Historical Society.

Jefferson Township residents will vote in March on whether an as-yet-unbuilt Turkey Hill mini-mart and gas station will be allowed to sell wine, beer and mixed beverages on Sundays. The mini-mart and gas station will be located at 9580 W. Broad St., according to ballot language posted on the Madison County Board of Elections website.