Plain City Ohio

Plain City News

08/23/2016 07:25 PM
Plain City intersection moves forward

Decker Construction Company of Columbus submitted the sole bid for the project, which will add a traffic signal at West Avenue and U.S. 42 - adjacent to Der Dutchman restaurant. The company bid $906,407 - just slightly over the estimate of $900,000.


08/22/2016 07:03 AM
Letter: We need remedy for highway backups

The Dispatch welcomes letters to the editor from readers. Typed letters of 200 words or fewer are preferred; all might be edited.


08/18/2016 09:42 AM
Cars, trucks coming to Main Street -

You never know what you're going to see at the Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In. This 1950 Divco milk truck was brought to the 2015 show by Mike Jackson of Milford Center.


08/17/2016 01:21 PM
Two Brothers Butcher Shoppe headed to North Market

Two Brothers Butcher Shoppe, run by Robert and Richie Schuman of the Schuman's Meats family, is scheduled to open this fall. The new butcher replaces Bluescreek Farm Meats, which left earlier this year after a 23-year run at the market to focus on a new shop in Plain City .


08/17/2016 11:07 AM
John Deere employees volunteer at pantry - 9:00 am updated:

The John Deere Training Center, 9005 Heritage Drive, Plain City, sponsored a community service project by the employees on Friday, July 29. The employees worked at the Plain City Food Pantry, 156 W. Main St., Plain City. The project was set up by the United Way of Union County.


08/12/2016 09:37 AM
Village considers contracting utility services

Plain City is considering a partnership with the City of Marysville to provide water and wastewater services - a move village officials see as proactive as the area continues to grow. It's something officials first discussed 10 years ago, said village administrator Kevin Vaughn, and has come back to the table as development increases.


08/11/2016 09:55 AM
Jonathan Alder High School air conditioning repaired for school year - 8:00 am updated:

Superintendent Gary Chapman declared all buildings in Jonathan Alder Local Schools "ready to go" for the Aug. 17 opening day. But the noticeable absence of air conditioning in the high school during Monday's board of education meeting prompted board member Shannon Foust to question that statement.


08/09/2016 05:37 AM
Griffith marks one year at Extension office -

It's been one year since Mary Griffith was hired as the agriculture and natural resources educator at the Madison County OSU Extension Office. The position was filled last year for the first time since 2008 through a joint investment between the county and state.


08/06/2016 09:20 AM
Chief: No evidence of cats being killed in village -

Despite rumors and reports to the contrary, no cats have been found decapitated in Plain City, according to the police department. Plain City Police Chief Dale McKee said there was an incident reported in late June about a man who believed his cat's tail had been cut off, but "no one has come in to say their cat was decapitated."


08/04/2016 11:17 AM
Berry and Troyer to exchange vows

Stephen Berry of Plain City and Michael and Dawn Johnson of London announce the engagement of their daughter, Aliscia M. Berry of London to Alex J. Troyer of London, son of Rodger and Connie Troyer of London. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Raymond and Pat Berry of Plain City and the late Albin and Betty Danielson of Jamestown, New York.


08/04/2016 11:17 AM
Roby to celebrate 90th birthday

The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Big Darby Baptist Church, 6921 Plain City-Georgesville Road, Plain City. The family requests no gifts.


07/30/2016 11:01 AM
Hammond sworn in at PVFD - 9:00 am updated:

Firefighter Shane Hammond was sworn in June 22. He brings the staff up to 14 full-time members at the Pleasant Valley Fire Department. Stephen Thompson and Caleb Scott were both hired as additional full-time firefighter/paramedics at the June 2 fire board meeting.


07/27/2016 02:26 AM
Marshall's Van Horn, Smith and Yurachek on pre-season awards watch lists

The Football Writers Association of American named Marshall University offensive tackle Clint Van Horn to the Outland Trophy Watch List, an award given to the nation's outstanding interior offensive or defensive lineman. Van Horn, a senior from Beckley, was also on the 2015 list before missing most of the season due to an injury.


07/26/2016 10:08 PM
Plain City intersection hits another road block -

The long-anticipated project is slated to improve the intersection adjacent to Der Dutchman. Specifically, it includes adding a traffic light and turn lanes at the intersection of West Avenue and U.S. Route 42. The village has spent $173,300 purchasing property from nearby owners for the project.