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08/24/2016 03:43 PM
Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door

After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door. A planet that is rocky like Earth and only slightly bigger has been discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri , the nearest star to our solar system, scientists reported Wednesday.

08/23/2016 06:34 PM
Two-week trial anticipated for Johnson

Former Mount Sterling Village Administrator Joe Johnson, right, signals family members in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. Defense attorney Scott Culbert is at left.

08/23/2016 02:10 PM
Virgin Trains challenges Corbyn's train-too-full claims

Virgin Trains has taken issue with British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn's claim he was forced to sit on the floor on a recent journey. The Labour leader, who has called for public ownership of railways, said the lack of seats is "a problem that many passengers face every day."

08/22/2016 01:50 AM
S. Korea, US start drills despite N. Korea's nuclear threat

South Korea and the United States began annual military drills Monday despite North Korea's threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal. Such fiery rhetoric by Pyongyang is not unusual.

08/20/2016 11:35 AM
North Korea calls diplomat defector 'human scum'

North Korea said Saturday that a senior North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea is a criminal and "human scum," in its first official response to the defection. The official Korean Central News Agency also accused Seoul of using the defection of Thae Yong Ho, formerly a minister at the North Korean Embassy in London, for propaganda aimed at insulting the North Korean leadership.

08/20/2016 07:30 AM
Overnight subway service in London to serve 50,000 a weekend

London Mayor Sadiq Khan took the first Victoria line train on the new service early Saturday, chatting with passengers and marking the milestone. City leaders hope the new service will make the British capital a truly 24-hour city on the weekends and bolster its economy.

08/20/2016 05:30 AM
Madison County parishes receive grants -

Madison County Roman Catholic parishes received more than $32,000 in grants from The Catholic Foundation during the organization's most recent fiscal year. Of those dollars, St. Patrick parish in London was given $4,500 for sending five staff members to Denver in 2015 for The Amazing Parish conference.

08/20/2016 01:10 AM
UK leader says there will be 2 celebrations for Olympians

Britain's prime minister says there will be celebrations in London and in Manchester to mark the accomplishments of athletes taking part in the Olympics and the Paralympics. Theresa May's decision comes after cities outside the capital complained loudly that the capital was having all the fun despite the fact that competitors come from all over the country.

08/19/2016 08:59 PM
London Cornet Band playing concert -

The London Band was established in 1855. Several members played in Union Army bands during the Civil War.

08/19/2016 08:59 PM
Soil and Water District Board seeks candidates -

Would you like to have a leading role in local conservation issues and natural resource protection? Here is your opportunity. The Madison Soil and Water District is looking for candidates to run for their Board of Supervisors.

08/18/2016 09:35 AM
Birth Announcements

Matthew and Carrie Popovich , of Canal Winchester, announce the birth of a son, Carter Robert Popovich, born Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Dublin. Charlie and Lori Troxell , of South Charleston, announce the birth of a daughter, Scarlett Elise Troxell, born Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Madison Health in London.

08/17/2016 10:19 AM
6 injured by electric shocks from amusement park ride

Police say six people were hospitalized for injuries they received when a ride at an amusement park in Connecticut shocked them. Officers in New London were dispatched to Ocean Beach Park shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday following reports of the injuries.

08/16/2016 06:38 PM
Woman faces prison for assault -

A West Jefferson woman involved in a three-way fracas in the village on April 28 pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felonious assault charge. Christina A. Nehr, 35, of 46 Pennsylvania Ave., now faces up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine for the second-degree felony conviction.

08/16/2016 11:44 AM
Drive sober or get pulled over

This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America's roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating.

08/15/2016 05:00 AM
Ohio State's Mascot's Image Show Accuracy Of Precision Hybrid Planting

OHIO STATE'S MASCOT'S IMAGE SHOW ACCURACY OF PRECISION HYBRID PLANTING Aug. 15, 2016 Source: Ohio State University news release Since mid-June, The Ohio State University mascot has been seen in a cornfield north of London, Ohio, and will remain there until harvest. The image, made possible by prescription planting the field with two hybrids with different maturity dates, is a way to draw attention to Ohio State research of multi-hybrid planting technology, said Andrew Klopfenstein, project coordinator in Ohio State's Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.