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A crowd gathers at a town hall meeting in Hilliard Wednesday evening. It was attended by several Madison County constituents, including leaders of the county's democratic party and members of a newly-formed progressive PAC in Plain City.

A Plain City man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a boy over seven years is being held on a rare $1 million bond. Gary Zornes, 52, was arraigned Thursday in Madison County Common Pleas Court.

A fun evening of socializing, networking, food, wine and silent and live auctions will be held next month to benefit Junior Achievement students in Madison County. Junior Achievement Women and Wine will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 at the Brennan Loft, 158 S. Main St., London.

Emily Wilson, a senior at Madison-Plains High School, stands next to her three pieces of art currently on display at the Gallery on High in London. "Madison Memories," the current exhibition at Gallery on High, at 5 E. High St. in London, is a community show featuring the artwork of Madison County residents.

The London Police Department will start its own canine unit this year, joining other area law enforcement agencies. Arc, a Czechoslovakian German Shepherd, began his career in law enforcement in West Jefferson in July 2012.

Commissioner David Dhume and Julia Cumming, program administrator for the Madison Soil and Water Conservation District, review details for the purchase of land to close a gap through the county's bike trails. Madison County commissioners have purchased a plot to use for either a water tower and/or widening U.S. Route 42. Outlined in blue, the 2.4-acre plot was purchased for $10,000.

Susan K. Howard, 57, of Peoria, Ill., has been charged with attempted murder following a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike at the 88 milepost in Sandusky County's Rice Township. The incident occurred at 9:22 a.m. Saturday when a Milan post trooper made contact with Howard for a speed violation.

The Crime of the Week, according to Crime Stoppers, was committed on Jan. 31 at Coughlin Automotive Dealership in London in Madison County.  An unidentified person, described as black with long straight hair that could have been a wig, went into the dealership about 30 minutes before it closed and asked to test drive a 2008 gray Cadillac Escalade. The suspect gave a salesperson what appeared to be a valid Ohio ID, but didn't return the car when the dealership closed.

Former village administrator Joe Johnson pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges, including racketeering and theft in office, in Madison County Common Pleas Court last month. His crimes are now affecting the village, which is ending 2016 more than $400,000 in deficit in the general fund.

Madison County Democrat - Dr. A. F. Green reports a new born son in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bridenstine, on the Georgesville Road, last Monday. The ladies of the Harmony Club were entertained at the home of Mrs. Dr. W. H. Smith on Thursday afternoon.

St. Patrick School eighth grade students front row from left, Joseph Davis and Vinny Cover; back row, Kiefer Rogerson, Camron Ryan, Drew Carter, Kylee Scott, Victoria Cavallaro and Aiden McCoy plan for the annual middle school Valentine's Dance, to be held Feb. 18. Love is in the air this time of year. And a local school shows how much it loves the youth of its community.

The chart covering the rate increases in the county's sewer districts. The new rates will go into effect April 1. Residents at Choctaw Lake, among others, should expect a monthly sewer bill rate increase, after the commissioners on Monday voted to pass a recommended rate hike.

A workman cleans up some of the ceiling at the former Stinger's Lounge at 18 E. High St. in London. Starting in mid-march, it will become Shan's Bar and Grill.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Madison County Sheriff James Sabin announced today the arrest of a Madison County man accused of sexually assaulting a child over a period of several years. Gary Zornes, 52, of Plain City, was arrested this afternoon after an investigation by the Madison County Sheriff's Office uncovered the alleged assaults.

A man who was fired from Jefferson Local Schools last year for ordering pornography under his supervisor's name with a district credit card is back in trouble. This time, the former bus mechanic posed as a current employee and bought nearly $10,000 worth of items, sending the bills to the district.

Lowell W. Ludwick wanted to find someone to kill his wife at their West Jefferson home and make it look like a burglary that turned deadly. On Wednesday, Ludwick was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, based largely on audio from a hidden camera that recorded an incriminating conversation he had with the acquaintance-turned-informant.