Second-graders at Herbert Mills STEM Elementary School were civil engineers for a day last Friday at the I.C.E. Lab, designing "tennis ball towers" using only 20 drinking straws, 40 inches of masking tape, scissors, a tape measure and one tennis ball.
After taking over in mid-August, the new director of the Pickerington Public Library hopes to quickly immerse himself in the community and foster new strategies for growing the local library system's programs and services.
It has been called the "Country Club of Ohio bowling centers," and part of the name is "Palace," but the 64-lane bowling alley at the Columbus Square Shopping Center doesn't pretend to exclusivity or cater only to royalty.
Weather where you liveThe debate over the winter forecast continues. The National Weather Service is warning of a powerful El Nino which may mean above average temperatures and near average snowfall. The Old Farmer's Almanac has a dire prediction for frigid temperatures and a "slew" of snow.
See what races and issues will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.
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Law-enforcement officials continue to investigate an apparent murder-suicide they responded to last night in Berkshire Township.
Shared services meeting
After more than three hours meeting to "discuss" shared services between Perry and Sharon townships, residents of the municipalities seemed to have more questions than answers.
Form of governance
Residents will have another opportunity to provide their views about a city-manager versus mayoral form of government during the Gahanna Governance Commission's second public hearing set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Gahanna City Hall.
Buckeye Ranch capital project
The Buckeye Ranch is renovating its Grove City campus and anticipates financial help from the city, in some fashion.
State Sen. Jim Hughes (R- Columbus) recently announced he had introduced legislation that would make it easier to shut down dangerous properties by expanding Ohio's nuisance law to properties on which violent acts have occurred.
The trial of a former Olentangy elementary school teacher accused of molesting multiple students is scheduled to begin in October.
Direct Energy and ThisWeek Community News invite central Ohio residents to recognize and reward the city’s tremendous volunteer spirit with the fourth annual Direct Energy Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award. Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, Sept. 3.
Drivers in Worthington will have to find another way around the railroad crossing on Schrock Road for about a week.
FootballGavin Sturdivant got his first taste of varsity action in the Dublin Coffman High School football team's opening game.
DeSales RoundupFirst-year DeSales High School cross country coach Ben McGinnis used to keep an eye on what the Stallions did during the fall, but it was more through second-hand information than being hands-on.
Watkins Memorial RoundupThe Watkins Memorial High School boys and girls cross country teams again are seeking to make a deep run into the postseason.
Deeb Haber is ready for the game that is like no other for the Olentangy High School football team.
The Watterson High School girls volleyball team improved its fitness level and sharpened its skills during a seven-day stay in Corolla, N.C. in July.
St. Charles Roundup
For the first time since 2010, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team could celebrate after its opener.
City League Notes
The top two teams in the final computer ratings in Division IV, Region 13 last season will get the matchup they weren't able to have when the Beechcroft High School football team plays host to Marion-Franklin on Friday, Sept. 4.
Table TalkTraditions at Scott seats more than 900 on two floors.
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Eddie Adams exhibition
A performance from a Vietnam veteran will help close the Eddie Adams exhibition at the Dublin Arts Council.
All Dublin Acting Company
The All Dublin Acting Company will perform Jon Jory's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at 7 p.m. tonight through Saturday, Sept 3-5, at Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland-Croy Road, and Sept. 10-12 at Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Road.