The water superintendent's salary range was increased by 5 percent, per the request of members of the London Board of Public Utilities. Dan Leavitt, the current superintendent, will encounter increased responsibilities when he takes over management of the new plant, officials noted in their request.

Maynard, 27, met Courtney Penix, 24, in the parking lot the Westpointe Plaza Shopping Center on the Far West Side on April 27, 2015, to sell her a dose. Penix said she was struggling with withdrawal symptoms.

Paul Jackson, 22, pleaded guilty to possession of meth, a fifth-degree felony, in Madison County Common Pleas Court in December. He was picked up in West Jefferson after an officer ran his plates and discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest in Clark County.

The former village administrator of Mount Sterling smiled and joked as he pleaded guilty to several felonies Tuesday in Madison County Common Pleas Court. Joe Johnson originally faced 30 counts related to theft in office, carrying a maximum sentence of at least 70 years.

Soil in central Ohio can have high levels of radon gas. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and it can seep into homes.

Madison County Health District board members Jennifer Piccione, Ruth Roddy and Teresa Ames discuss business with commissioner Chris Cook during the first meeting of the year. Seeking to be proactive on future sewage issues, the Madison County/London City Health District voted on Friday to accept a grant to fund repairs of old household sewage equipment.

The appliances were paid for in part by the Madison County Deputy Sheriff's Association. Sheriff Jim Sabin requested the purchase be made during the association's monthly meeting on Monday.

Shawn Writesel, 41, of Canal Winchester, appeared in Madison County Common Pleas Court for his formal pretrial hearing on Thursday. Writesel is charged with two counts felonious assault, a first- and second-degree felony, and three counts assault, fourth-degree felonies.

Just hours before Donald Trump is inaugurated into office as U.S. President, Ohio farmers have an opportunity to talk about the new administration's Agricultural Advisory Committee with a local member of the committee. Plain City farmer Fred Yoder is the guest speaker for OSU Extension's Jan. 20 breakfast meeting at the Red Brick Tavern in London.

Cars buzz through the busy intersection of Plain City-Georgesville and Converse-Huff roads in Plain City. Zoning changes for a new subdivision at the intersection are pending, but officials have concerns about safety with the increased traffic.

A Dayton man charged with leading police on a high-speed chase through Madison County will take his case to trial. Stephone Brown, 30, is facing a third-degree felony charge of failure to comply in Madison County Common Pleas Court for events that took place July 31, 2016.

From left, commissoners Mark Forrest, David Dhume and David Hunter discuss with Julia Cumming, program administrator for the Madison Soil and Water Conservation District, agricultural easements and park grants. Madison County Commissioners have been pre-approved for more than $500,000 for purchasing agricultural easements to help preserve farmland in the county.

In December, the auto parts manufacturer, located on State Route 29 just outside of West Jefferson, sought tax abatements to build a $7.5 million expansion. The new addition would bring as many as 22 jobs to the area.

Members of the party's central committee elected Nick Adkins as the organization's chair last week. Adkins succeeds Steve Saltsman, former Madison County sheriff, who served as the chair for seven years, and as a member of the central committee for 34 years.

London police hope to make an arrest after a spate of residential thefts blocks apart in a five-hour span October. There were seven complaints from residents on Washington Avenue, Maple Street and 1st Street in Madison County.

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A man accused of assaulting two Plain City police officers appeared in Madison County Common Pleas Court Wednesday for an informal pretrial hearing. Shawn Writesel, 41, of Canal Winchester, is charged with two counts of felonious assault, a first- and second-degree felony, and three counts of fourth-degree felonious assault.