The CHIP program is designed to assist low and moderate income residents with means to make home repairs. The County CHIP program is offering:
-Home repair assistance: Funds are available to assist homeowners residing in London and in the County, outside of the city of London, to repair one or two major deficiencies to their owner-occupied single-family homes. CHIP home repair assistance is a grant.
-Private Owner Rehabilitation: Funds are available to help homeowners residing in London and in the County to bring their homes up to code. CHIP Home Rehabilitation assistance is deferred, 100% forgivable five-year loan.
Interested households should contact Emma Hall, Case worker, Madison County CHIP office to obtain additional information. The CHIP program telephone number is 937-728-8978
Mt. Sterling community rallies to save annual event
There were plenty of smiling faces in the Village of Mount Sterling Saturday, July 1 as roughly 100 kids participated in the annual James Cotton Youth Football Fun Camp held at Veterans Field.
The camp which was run by a collection of former Ohio State University football players, including Cotton, once again brought dozens of kids together and helped teach them various skills and techniques of the sport.
“It was a great opportunity for the kids to rub elbows with a lot of former Ohio State guys,” village administrator John Martin said. “The kids had a chance to learn from former players and ask them questions, and who knows this camp may influence whether someone wants to play football in the future.”
The camp was split into two sessions. The morning session which was for kids ages 8 to 11 which capped out at 75 students. The afternoon session had a total of 21 campers.
Martin said there were a number of individuals and local businesses that made the camp a reality. Tyler Curtis, a village employee, was the man on the ground taking a leadership role, making sure things ran smoothly.
“Tyler stepped up and took over,” Martin said. “He did a great job making sure everything ran well.”
Curtis said it was a complete team effort with plenty of others contributing their time and effort to making the football camp a success.
“Jack Dill and my co-worker Dennis Case gave up a lot of time Friday and Saturday morning to make sure we covered all the bases,” Curtis said. “Rhonda Stanford, Courtney Bricker and Betha Wahl took a huge load off my shoulders making sure kids were checked in properly and that every participant received a camp shirt.”
The camp likely wouldn’t have happened without the help of some key businesses, organizations and an anonymous donor.
With the Village facing the possibility of having to foot the bill for the camp itself, it got a big assist from the community. Keihin Thermal donated the entire $2,500 needed to bring Cotton’s camp to Mount Sterling. American Legion Post 417 contributed $500 to pay for the camp T-shirts and an anonymous donor then stepped up to cover any additional costs.
The local Sunoco gas station donated ice and Keihin Thermal made sure there was enough water and Gatorade for the campers to stay hydrated.
“This camp has become a good community builder,” Martin said. “Lots of people stepped in and made this a success. There were a lot of people in the village that wouldn’t usually be here. There was definitely an economic impact.”
The plan is to continue to provide the camp for the years to come. The camp was completely free for the participants and their families.
Reach Chris Miles at 740-852-1616, ext. 1618 or via Twitter @MadPressSports.
The Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce recognized The Dairy Freeze, located at 85 N. London St, for 60 years of operation in the village. Members of the Chamber and current staff was on hand as Owner Darrell Cooper received a plague commemorating the anniversary. Mr. Cooper also received a certificate of recognition on July 1st during the Community Days Festival from the Ohio State House of Representatives in a ceremony at the Community Center.
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Village garage sale of surplus items
The Village will be having a garage sale of items on Saturday, August 19th 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. The location of the sale is at the Village Street Garage, 231 South London St. If you have any questions, please call Townhall at (740)869-2040.