Firefighters battle a blaze inside a two-story home on Minshall Road in Stokes Township early Tuesday morning. A husband, wife and their two 2-year-old daughters lost everything in the blaze.

The Madison County Board of Elections on Tuesday certified the November general election, finalizing the results for all issues and races, including the tight race for Plain City mayor. Combining final tallies in village precincts in Madison and Union counties, Michael "Darrin" Lane won with 505 votes .

The number of juvenile offenders being prosecuted in Ohio's adult courts has dropped by more than half in the past six years. Some of the decline can be attributed to an overall decrease in juvenile crime.

Crystal and china dishware sets on display at R&R Furnishings in downtown London. The store offers furniture and upscale consignment items.

Julie Fox, left, central region extension director, along with county extension agents Kirsten Holt and Mary Griffith, speak to commissioners on Monday about plans for 2016. Holt wants to increase programming for teen 4-H members.

Madison County high school students who received Honda/OSU Partnership Math Medal Awards are from left: Delaney Geitgey, Jonathan Alder, and Grant Dersom, West Jefferson. Elena Richardson, London, also received an award .

It happened with the first of two wells being drilled for the county's new water project at U.S. Route 42 and I-70, the county's engineering firm, IBI Group, reported to Madison County commissioners on Monday. Sand is not necessarily a problem, said Commissioner Mark Forrest.

A 21-year-old man who led London police officers on a brief chase into cornfields north of the city in June was sentenced to two years of probation Monday morning in Madison County Common Pleas Court. David Tracy, 21, of London, previously pleaded guilty to one fifth-degree felony count of escape for fleeing from officers on June 18. Officers had taken Tracy into custody at a North Madison Road residence for a probation violation when he complained his handcuffs were too tight.

Tolles' future health professionals, part of HOSA, a career-technical student organization, will host their annual HOSA Health Fair on Wednesday. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7877 U.S. Route 42 S., Plain City.

Tammy Stoops, 47, of South Solon, was arraigned in Madison County Municipal Court on one count of fourth-degree felony theft in office. In her role as chief probation officer, Stoops allegedly stole $1,815 that was submitted to the office in 2014 to be paid as restitution on behalf of a juvenile probationer, then applied for county grant money in January to cover the theft, according to court documents obtained by The Madison Press .

There is no disputing that wearing a safety belt can save your life. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is encouraging all motorists to buckle up this upcoming holiday season and continue to do so throughout the new year.

The credential program, designed to foster the soft skills area employers found lacking in applicants, was a runner-up in the workforce development innovation category of the statewide organization's annual excellence contest. Officials from Madison County Future Inc., Community Investment Cooperation and Tolles Career & Technical Center partnered to design the workforce readiness credential last year.

Officials on Wednesday confirmed the procedure for how to replace London auditor Katie Hensel, who announced last week her resignation effective Nov. 27. Hensel was on the Nov. 3 election ballot as the only candidate running for the next auditor's term. She was unopposed in the May 2015 republican primary.

Singers Krissy Hartman and Matthew Tlahach rehearse "Song on the Sand" for MCAC's upcoming supper club music revue, slated for this weekend at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. Singers Krissy Hartman and Matthew Tlahach rehearse "Song on the Sand" for MCAC's upcoming supper club music revue, slated for this weekend at the Brennan Loft in downtown London.

The American Legion Post No. 105 of London recently presented a donation to the Madison County Historical Society.

A London man was sentenced to eight months in prison Tuesday morning in Madison County Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty to possession of heroin. Chris Mayes, 46, pleaded guilty to one fourth-degree felony count of possession of drugs.

A flurry of questions and concerns from Mount Sterling officials and a resident were expressed Monday over legislation that would give a raise to village council members and the mayor. Council members this week held a second reading of the ordinance, which would nearly double the mayor's salary, increasing it from $7,500 to $14,000 per year.