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Roaring into a new season

Nine charter amendments set for ballot

Gahanna's Charter Review Commission believes nine amendments it has recommended would improve city operations if voters approve them Nov 8.

Council considers Central Park abatement plan

Gahanna City Council is considering legislation that would bring new construction to Central Park and generate $508,659 in revenue for the city over 20 years.

Backyard chicken plan to get a look

Legislation to permit backyard chickens is headed to the Gahanna Planning Commission for review.
Police beat

Gahanna: Reports of 'marijuana smell' filed with police

Gahanna police said several complaints have been received from neighbors over time in connection to the smell of marijuana at a North Stygler Road residence, according to a complaint received at 7:07 p.m. Aug. 22.

Couple indicted for selling laced candy to Gahanna students

Two Columbus residents have been indicted on several counts of drug-related charges in connection with hard candy containing hash oil that sent two Gahanna Lincoln High School students to Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Feb. 3.

National Park Service turns 100 amid maintenance concerns

Sometimes, the heating and air-conditioning system at the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Visitors Center goes on the fritz.

Coming up

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Back to school

Newest staff members settling in

New Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools Superintendent Steve Barrett said he's excited about the hiring of 40 new staff members -- including six who are filling new positions -- for the 2016-17 school year.
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City revisits policies on heels of Williams case

The city of Gahanna released information today (Aug. 18) that police Lt. Dan Williams, a 20-year veteran of the force, allegedly falsified public documents and time records related to hours he had been compensated.

WWII veteran joins flag-disposal event

A Johnstown American Legion Post 254 open house offered one decorated World War II veteran the chance to reminisce about his Gahanna connections.

Ducks and run

Button Lebouton with the Amazing Giants entertains the crowd during the annual Great Columbus Duck Race & Run at Creekside on Aug. 20. The event is a benefit for the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Coming up

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On the move

* Hope Sharett of Gahanna recently was hired as the director of community stewardship for the Crane Group.

Scouting news

Girl Scout Troop 1208 of Gahanna recently donated 317 new board games to Gahanna Residents In Need.
Helping Flint, Michigan

Lincoln junior leads citywide water drive

The Gahanna Lincoln High School Student Council is asking for the community's help in donating packaged water to help others in need.

Great Columbus Duck Race & Run returns to Creekside

One lucky duck will win a yearlong lease on a BMW m235i convertible or cash equivalent during the Great Columbus Duck Race & Run, which starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, with registration for a 5K/10K run at Creekside, 101 Mill St.
Police beat

Gahanna: Vandals target vehicle, mailboxes

Gahanna police recently responded to several incidents of vandalism.

School's in

Most Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools students started back to school Wednesday, Aug. 17, but high school sophomores, juniors and seniors return Thursday, Aug. 18.

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