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Bexley's 'Newsweek' rankings climbing, at the top in central Ohio

Bexley High School climbed to 122nd place on "Newsweek" magazine's 2016 ranking of America's Top High Schools based solely on student performance. Bexley's ranking on the accompanying list, "Beating the Odds," (student performance accounting for student poverty rates) was 91.

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Upcoming programs and events at the Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., are listed below.

Dashing to the fitness line

East Main Street

Neighborhood leaders push for change

Tired of thefts, prostitution and blight plaguing the worn-looking area of East Main Street between Bexley and Whitehall, neighborhood leaders are pushing for a special-improvement district to pay for bicycle patrols, litter cleanup and beautification.
Labor Day Block Party

Families invited to bid summer farewell with 'great hurrah'

With summer winding down, the annual Bexley Labor Day Community Block Party will give residents one of the last opportunities of the season to participate in city-sponsored outdoor activities at Jeffrey Park, 165 N. Parkview Ave., and the David H. Madison Community Pool, 2100 Clifton Ave.
Police beat

Bexley: Items taken from resident's car, garage

Bexley police said a resident in the 200 block of South Dawson Avenue reported someone entered her unlocked vehicle that was parked in her driveway Aug. 16 and stole an MP3 player with two sets of headphones.
State report card

Johnson: Overall rating of B expected from ODE

Though results are preliminary, Bexley City Schools administrators are looking at how the district and its schools will be rated in the school report cards covering 2015-16 that the Ohio Department of Education is scheduled to officially release later this month.
Giant Eagle

Store opens with fanfare, brisk business

If its first couple of days of being open are any indication, business is brisk at the new Giant Eagle Market District Express at 2242 E. Main St. in Bexley.

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Connells Maple Lee store donates to cancer research

Connells Maple Lee Flowers & Gifts recently donated $790 to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

Bexley Public Library

Below are upcoming programs and events at the Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St.
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Superintendent Johnson leaving after 2016-17

For Bexley City Schools Superintendent Mike Johnson, the 2016-17 school year is his last.
Police beat

Resident reports stolen SUV

A resident in the 800 block of Montrose Avenue reported that on Aug. 15, someone stole his gold GMC Terrain SUV from the front of his residence.
Southwest Bexley

Ideas generated on how to improve area

As the development of athletics fields in the Ferndale Place/Mayfield Place neighborhood in southwest Bexley moves forward, members of the city of Bexley's Community Improvement Corporation are seeking solutions on how to revitalize the surrounding area.

The pool is the place to be

Lucas Smith, 3, and his sister, Lillya, 8, play in the leisure pool Aug. 10 at the David Madison Community Pool. The pool is celebrating its 10th anniversary with specials and Aug. 10 was half off on admission and hot dogs.

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