The Heritage Tree Program was launched in 2009 by the Madison County Master Gardeners volunteers to build awareness of our county's trees and to encourage residents and businesses to continue to plant trees to enhance the county.

Do you enjoy reading old letters, or finding your BFF's picture in your high school yearbook? Maybe examining old artifacts or maps is more your style? At the Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library, 270 Lilly Chapel Road, in West Jefferson, the public can discover a photograph of the graduating seniors of 1883, examine a piece of rail that once supported the Interurban on its run through West Jefferson, or read a letter written by the architect who designed the village hall after the Cedarville town hall. These items and more are part of the West Jefferson Remembers collection.

Ginnie Myers Morgan, will portray her ancestor Ann Truitt Jones, who was a pioneer immigrant to Madison County from Maryland in 1818, not long after the new town of London, Ohio was formed. Her dad, Edson Myers, has been a charter member of Madison County Historical Society since 1965.

Commissioner David Dhume, left, listens to County Auditor Jennifer Hunter,right, explain why increasing the county's conveyance fees on real estate purchases by $1 would be helpful in regaining revenue potentially lost in cuts. Fearing more cuts to local government funding, Madison County officials on Monday made the case for raising real-estate conveyance fees during a public hearing held on the matter.

Madison County's Dave Hertlein inspects his beehive. He and his wife Nancy will discuss backyard honeybees at The Madison County Garden Expo, which will be held Saturday, April 1 at the Madison County Fairgrounds.

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 were approved this week, and the county engineer is recommending a roundabout be added in the future.

A former bookkeeper in the Madison County village of Mount Sterling pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge on Friday for her role in helping a former administrator steal from the public's checkbook. Victoria L. Sheets, who had been the village fiscal officer for more than five years before resigned in February 2016, pleaded guilty in Madison County Municipal Court to a single count of falsification for helping then-Village Administrator Joe Johnson lie and get his public-pension benefits before he was eligible.

A former corrections officer will be spending the next year behind bars after he shot up heroin while on the clock at the prison. Billy Glispie, 25, of Jeffersonville, pleaded guilty to illegal conveyance of drugs, a third-degree felony, in Madison County Common Pleas Court Thursday.

Leanna Brooks, 29, of Bellefontaine, pleaded guilty to theft, a fifth-degree felony in Madison County Common Pleas Court Thursday. A "sting" was set up - the resident left cash in his unattended wallet and cameras were set up to catch the perpetrator red-handed.

An OVI checkpoint will be held in Madison County Friday evening, the West Jefferson Post of The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday morning. "Based on provisional data, there were 381 OVI related fatal crashes in which 415 people were killed last year in Ohio," stated Lt.

Members of the London High School FFA and their instructor, Dana Snyder, speak to Professor Scott Shearer, chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University, following Thursday's breakfast event. Professor Scott Shearer, chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University, speaks to attendees at the London Rotary Club's annual Rural Urban Day Breakfast, held Thursday at the Madison County Senior Center.

Authorities want the public's help to determine what happened to a Madison County woman who was found dead Thursday morning. Just after 7:30, a passerby in the 2800 block of Route 323 Southeast in Range Township called the Madison County Sheriff's Office to report a body in the roadway.

A former Madison Correctional Institute inmate is facing new felony charges less than a week after being released from prison for allegedly beating up another inmate. Andre Martin, 29, was arraigned Wednesday in Madison County Common Pleas Court on one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony.

Madison County Democrat - Miss Maple Grove and Carl Emmelheintz were united in marriage on Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Baer, by Rev. C. E. Hill in the presence of a few invited friends.

As the unofficial spokesman for the Beast's castle, Lumiere and the exquisite dancing napkins lead the castle of characters in rolling out the red carpet for Belle in West Jefferson High School's production of Beauty and the Beast. Lumiere , Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth discuss the situation going on at the castle.

A man facing felony charges in Madison County is already in trouble again for allegedly attempting to rob a Darbydale convenience store at gunpoint. Hamm pulled a gun on the clerk at the AmeriStop Food Mart and gas station in the western Franklin County community of Darbydale around 9:30 p.m. and demanded money, according to media reports.

A resident has been banned from attending Madison-Plains school board meetings after comments he made were interpreted as a threat on the superintendent's life. During the public comments section of the board meeting on Feb. 21, Joe Myers, who frequently attends the board meetings, raised his usual concerns on handicapped accessibility, infrastructure and the contents of the school library.