More Bexley News
Friday, April 11, was just another ordinary day in Michael Featherstone's class at Bexley High School -- or at least as ordinary as things get in a class where the teacher is known for making history come alive through games, impersonations and lively discussions from his days abroad.
Meters on Main
Bexley City Council continues to debate the pros and cons of installing parking meters on East Main Street and other thoroughfares to raise revenue and control traffic flow.
Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler gave a progress report on the upcoming construction of a new Giant Eagle grocery store and the relocation of City Hall during the 2014 State of the Community event, held April 10 at the Columbus School for Girls.
Bexley police said a resident in the 2600 block of Bellwood Avenue reported someone attempted to gain access to her home by lifting a first-floor window on April 7.
Small Business Community Heroes
Direct Energy and ThisWeek Community News announce the launch of the first-ever Columbus Small Business Community Heroes award program. Nominations are being accepted until May 29. The online nomination form can be found by visiting directenergy.com/heroes.
NCAA Track and Field Championships
Ohio Wesleyan University will bring some of the best athletes in the country to central Ohio in May when it hosts the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
May 28 at Hyatt Regency
Former Ohio State and NFL great Eddie George will be the featured speaker at a luncheon next month geared toward debunking stigmas related to mental health issues.
"There was cruelty on every single level," Myrna Goldenberg, professor emerita from Montgomery College in Rockville, Md., told students at Bexley High School as she spoke of the horrors of the Holocaust.
Bexley will share in $1 million in state funding that will enable the city, along with Gahanna, Reynoldsburg and Whitehall, to upgrade its broadband fiber networks.
Pilot for Recreation & Parks
Bexley City Council is considering legislation that would compensate Recreation and Parks Department employees for working overtime to cover programming and special events and offer incentives for increasing the department's revenue.
In preparation for the upcoming pool season, city of Bexley officials are considering options for increasing safety at the David H. Madison Community Pool at Jeffrey Park.
Sixteen Bexley High School students and four teachers traveled to Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, in the Caribbean over spring break last month as part of the school's marine biology field study program.
The Bexley Community Book Club's 2014 selected author, Russell Banks, will speak at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at Bexley High School.
Bexley police reported a local candy shop was robbed at gunpoint last week.
Bexley City Schools has announced a new schedule for the administration of the spring Ohio Achievement Assessments.
Bexley's Friend of Education award, sponsored by the Board of Education, is given to a person who has made a significant contribution to public education in the city of Bexley and who is not a current employee of the Bexley City School District.