Daniel Stanton, 25, attended his formal pretrial in Madison County Common Pleas Court. He was arraigned Aug. 29 on a $25,000 cash surety bond.

A victim returned to his residence near Smith Calhoun Road in Plain City to find his wooden gun cabinet open, and his Mossburg Model 500 shotgun missing. The alleged theft took place between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Oct. 10. The shotgun is estimated to have a $1,000 replacement value, the report said.

Members of the public are being invited to join the Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital as they do their part in promoting breast cancer awareness in the community. Women may visit the center during the month of October for a mammogram and indicate their school of choice, Madison-Plains or London.

As of Wednesday, 1,795 ballots were cast and received by the Madison County Board of Elections, but Director Tim Ward expects more to be submitted during the final days leading up to the Nov. 4 election. Early voting is on pace, but perhaps a little on the light side, the county's top elections official reported Wednesday.

David Dhume, a Republican, has served as a Madison County commissioner for 18 years, and is not yet ready to retire. This fall, he is on the campaign trail for at least one more four-year term in office.

The Village of South Solon is seeking a five-year renewal levy for current expenses. Fairfield Township is seeking a five-year renewal levy for fire protection and emergency services.

The Madison County Park District and Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting an invasive species removal day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Little Darby State Scenic River Preserve, 5995 Lafayette-Plain City Road, London. Volunteers will partner with trained staff of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to eliminate invasive species from the preserve and pick up trash.

This revaluation is one of the many statutory duties required of the county auditor's office, according to Auditor Jennifer S. Hunter. Property values are required to be reappraised every six years with an update of values done every three years in between.

A second weighing of evidence resulted in a London man's plea to a lesser charge Friday in Madison County Common Pleas Court Corey Rice, 29, of London, pleaded guilty to a count of drug possession. Rice was charged with possessing 20.2 grams of cocaine, which is a second-degree felony.

As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, I was told that October - all 31 days of it - was Fire Prevention Month, which, in my humble opinion, is fine, even though since 1922 attention has been focused on Fire Prevention Week, which took place this year Oct. 5-11. But let's not overlook the folks who backstop fire prevention: the approximately 238 firefighters who man the seven fire departments in Madison County: London Fire Department ; Central Townships Joint Fire District ; Jefferson Township Fire Department; Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District; Tri County Joint Fire District; Range Fire Department; and Stokes Fire Department.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following individuals were arrested or cited by the Madison County Sheriff's Office. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

A licensed clinician sanitizes his hands after a simulated training session on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Anniston, Ala. Madison County Hospital plans to hold training drills over the coming week, including Friday.

A London woman accused of theft from the elderly did not appear at her court hearing Thursday. A warrant for her arrest will likely be issued.

"The Village of West Jefferson, located in Madison County, Ohio is seeking an experienced, fulltime Director of Public Service who shall be appointed by the Mayor with confirmation of Village Council," The posting stated. "This person will have the responsibility for construction, improvement and maintenance of all public works, buildings, roads, streets and all other public places of the Village plus the collection and disposal of wastes and the enforcement of sanitary regulations."

The Madison County commissioners on Tuesday signed a proclamation proclaiming October as Disabilties Employee Hiring Awareness month. Holding banner in blue shirts are Stanley Electric employees, Rickey Smalley, left and Charlie Sockman.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation in London recently held a Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Employees dressed in pink and brought in pink snacks to share with their sections to show their support.

However, renewal of a 0.75 percent income tax in 2016 is necessary for the district to stay in the black, Johnson cautioned board of education members on Monday. An additional one-half percent income tax, approved in May, brings total school income tax for Alder residents to 1.25 percent, beginning in 2015.