In this three-week series, ThisWeek Community News talks to law enforcement, school officials, treatment professionals and addicts about the extremely addictive drug and what can be done to solve the problem. Week one looks at the faces of addiction.
The Central Ohio Transit Authority's park-and-ride facility and SmartRide New Albany shuttle service to New Albany's business parks have been up and running since Sept. 2.
Bring your bikes, skateboards, razor scooters and in-line skates -- (remember those?) -- but leave the cars at home.
Zachary Traxler didn't enjoy the corporate world. He didn't feel he fit in while working for a multimillion-dollar business information website.
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In a last-minute effort to avoid a teachers strike, the Reynoldsburg school district and the Reynoldsburg Education Association (REA) will meet in another bargaining session with a federal mediator at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.
New Albany Community Authority
The New Albany Community Authority on Sept. 11 voted 5-0 to forward $7 million to New Albany from the economic-development fund to pay for projects associated with L Brands' expansion in the International Personal Care and Beauty Campus.
A hoped-for community meeting to help clear the air about the proposed redevelopment of the Olympic Swim Club site will not take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, as had tentatively been planned.
Between an increased demand for road salt and the fact that many Ohio waterways froze, preventing new shipments of salt making it to port, last winter posed a significant challenge for municipalities.
Groveport Madison schools
Groveport Madison School District busing is back up and running, but not for some daycare students.
Despite concerns that a car rental service may deprive the city of revenue, Bexley City Council unanimously approved legislation Sept. 9 enabling Car2Go to station its vehicles within the city.
It's nearly time for the third annual Pawpaw Festival.
The block “O” logo that once represented Ohio State University on a Lewis Center building now stands for Olentangy schools.
50th Anniversary Football SeasonSince joining the OCC in 1981, the Pickerington High School Central football program has helped set the standard for the most popular prep sport in the area's largest league.
The Dublin Coffman High School community has rallied to support one of its student-athletes.
FootballAfter an emotional offseason, Westerville Central High School's Nate Jackowski is glad to be back on the football field.
Canal Winchester RoundupCanal Winchester High School cross country coach Jeff Kline figured Bryce Carroll wouldn't be a key runner for the boys team in the first half of the season after missing all but two weeks of summer training and the opening meet while undergoing basic training in a U.S. Army boot camp.
Upper Arlington Roundup
Although he remembered virtually every detail of an impressive stretch for his team in late August, Upper Arlington High School boys golf coach Ron Mautz still smiled as he flipped through his scorebook.
The Olentangy Liberty High School girls soccer team's four four-year starters have seen plenty of each other on the field during their careers, but the Patriots' program is to the point where they're not sure when they might play together.
Just as Mary Patton felt like she was beginning to peak as a volleyball player last spring, she began to experience pain in her lower back.
Mark Hundley, the only coach in the 11-year history of the Dublin Jerome High School football team, has announced that he plans on stepping down at the end of the season.
Table TalkEl Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille opens on High Street in the former Buffalo Wild Wings location.
Despite boasting no fewer than 40 No. 1 songs on the country charts, Ronnie Milsap might be one of country music's lowest-profile legends.
Arts season preview, Part II
Part II of The Beat's annual arts season preview offers a look at what arts "presenters" have planned for 2014-15.
Arts season preview, Part I
Part I of The Beat's annual arts season preview offers a look at what arts "producers" have in store for 2014-15. Next week, Part II will focus on arts "presenters."