Two co-defendants pled to a count of forgery Monday in Madison County Common Pleas Court. One took the guilty plea, and one pled no contest.

A new report released by the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics reveals that over the last two years, the nations 1,200 free and charitable clinics have seen a 40 percent increase in patient demand, despite the implementation of the Affordable Care Act . The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 31 million Americans will remain uninsured by 2024, including many who qualify for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but face additional barriers to gaining coverage, such as language barriers, lack of transportation options and physician shortages.

Pumpkins planted in a field adjacent to the former location of Schuler's Bakery, are "camouflaged" by weeds as a way to deter thieves. However one party was literally caught in the act.

A 22-year-old woman was killed yesterday when her car ran off a road in Madison County and hit a tree. State Highway Patrol troopers say they aren't sure what caused Traci Raymond, of London, to veer off the road about 8:30 p.m. yesterday.

The Mount Sterling village council will answer that question - again - when its holds a special meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29 in village chambers to re-examine the village's date for Trick-or-Treat night.

Spiny amaranth, sometimes called spiny pigweed, is a troublesome weed of vegetables, row crops and pastures. Its sharp spines, which deter grazing and interfere with manual weeding and harvest, have earned spiny amaranth designation as the world's 15th worst agricultural weed .

A victim was allegedly robbed about 7 p.m. at Travel Centers of America on U.S. Route 42 in London. The victim told police that he and several others were playing Three-card Monte.

West Jefferson High School notes. The seniors expect to take up Shakespeare's "As You Like It," in the near future.

Robert Szempruch, 24, of Granville, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to drug possession. He has criminal history in Clark, Montgomery and Franklin counties.

Madison County commissioners on Monday approved an estimate for some repair work to be performed on the Madison County Courthouse. The amount is $10,200.

Misty Bradley, of the London Rotary Club, holds a racing pigeon belonging to pigeon aficionado and Madison County Prosecutor Steve Pronai. A pigeon race fundraiser is being held Sept.

A London woman will face up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of drug trafficking, burglary and theft. Ashley McQuirt, 27, of London, attended her formal pretrial in Madison County Common Pleas Court Monday.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address at Wells Academy/Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio in 2012. The governor will be in London at the Madison County Republican Headquarters Oct. 3. Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers his State of the State address at Wells Academy/Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio in 2012.

Common Pleas Court Judge Eamon Costello used the sentencing hearing as an opportunity to speak about the role of drugs in the community, and the "consequences" heroin and other opiates have on its users. Paul A. Darling III, 31, was charged for dealing the painkiller Oxycodone last year on Oct. 8, as well as heroin and hydrocodone on Oct. 21. Though the pre-sentence investigation recommended community control, Costello said he was put in a position where he had to make decisions with the knowledge of the heroin "epidemic" that is happening locally.

London Mayor Dave Eades told members of city council Thursday that has wouldn't be running for re-election in 2015, but would like to see others give it a try to make the race "interesting." Have you had a problem with the way London Mayor Dave Eades has run the city for the past 24 years? If so, he wants you to put your hat into the ring next year.

Michael J. Pottmeyer, Denise L. Pottmeyer, and Denise L. Schultheis to Denise L. Pottmeyer and Michael J. Pottmeyer, Lot No. 495, Choctaw Lake Subdivision, in Somerford Township, fee exempt.

As part of October being commemorated as Respect Life Month, the Madison County Right to Life is hosting its first Madison March for Life. Marchers will leave from the St. Patrick School gymnasium, 226 Elm St., London, at 4 p.m. and proceed to the Madison County Courthouse, then return to the school.