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Council OKs commission to study form of government

A seven-member Special Governance Commission will be formed to examine a change in the city's form of government, with passage of legislation by Gahanna City Council on Dec. 15.
2014: a year in review

Mayor says this is final term; Hamilton redevelopment begins

Longtime Mayor Becky Stinchcomb announced she wouldn't run for re-election; a group of residents proposed a city charter change; and Gahanna served as host to hundreds of first responders during 2014.

District leaders weigh options for vacated Clark Hall space

Gahanna-Jefferson school district leaders are planning to enhance educational opportunities for students and the community after learning Columbus State Community College would leave Clark Hall at the end of the school year.

Getting into character

Middle School South's Fowler named Ohio's Assistant Principal of the Year

Gahanna Middle School South assistant principal and New Albany resident Dr. Denver Fowler has been named Ohio's Assistant Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, qualifying him for the National Assistant Principal of the Year award.

Coming up

Christmas box workshop, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. To register, call 614-779-6321 or email

Gahanna police seek public's assistance to identify robbery suspect

Gahanna police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man who robbed Tan Pro, 358 South Hamilton Road, at about 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

Stonybrook to present 'Darkness into Light'

Stonybrook United Methodist Church invites the community to performances of its Christmas cantata, Darkness into Light: A Christmas Musical Journey, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Stonybrook church, 485 Cherry Bottom Road.
Police beat

Gahanna: South Hamilton Tan Pro robbed; suspect said he had a gun

A robbery was reported at Tan Pro USA, 358 S. Hamilton Road, at 7:08 p.m. Dec. 6.

Santa pause

Living Water plans to perform at local churches

Columbus band Living Water will present its concert narrative, On a Night Like This, at area churches this month.

Coming up

Ohio Herb Education Center, visits with Santa, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20, at 110 Mill St. Santa's elves and helpers will guide children to the letter writing station. Then they can visit with Santa and pose for a keepsake photo. They will complete a picture frame and other make and take crafts. Cost is $5 per craft, photo or $12 for three items.

Neighbors in the news

* Blacklick resident Rhonda Major-Mack was presented the Ambassador of the Year award at Lifeline of Ohio's annual Ambassador Appreciation Dinner on Dec. 2.

City expects to float pool operations another year

Gahanna City Council is scheduled to vote on the city's 2015 proposed budget Monday, Dec. 15.
Police beat

Gahanna: Resident asks officers for advice about holiday scams

Gahanna police recently responded to a resident who sought advice about holiday scams.

'Character Breakfast' offers holiday joy to participants

Children will have an opportunity to catch a pancake flipped to them by Chris Cakes and then watch storybook characters come to life in a skit called "Light it Up" on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Olde Gahanna Sanctuary, 82 N. High St.

Cookie bake-off set for Dec. 16

The Wellness Forum will offer a Healthy Holiday Cookie Bake-Off at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 510 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite G, Worthington.

Gingerbread houses will be showcased at local businesses

Gingerbread houses embellished with such edibles as gumdrops, candy ribbon and icing will fill Gahanna storefronts, thanks to the Convention & Visitors Bureau's second annual gingerbread contest that's open to anyone through Friday, Dec. 19.
Columbus Academy

Bexley actress returns for one-night performance

Actress Blythe Coons, a Columbus Academy alumna and Bexley native, will return to her school's Schoedinger Theatre, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, for a one-night show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16.

District mulling new IT advisory committee

Gahanna-Jefferson school district leaders are looking to form an information-technology advisory committee that includes professionals to advise the school board.

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