More German Village News
Village Lights, which ushers in the yuletide spirit with discounted merchandise, caroling, free hot chocolate and candle-lit streets, returns Dec. 6 to German Village.
The 2015 Jingle Bell Run/Walk, 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High St. Participants can wear a holiday-themed costume as they run or walk to raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis. A Snowflake Run for children is set for 9:35 a.m. For registration information go to jrb.org.
I wrote lots and lots of columns for the German Village Gazette back in the day, and my favorite effort each and every year was the Thanksgiving edition when I got to call the reader's attention to the small details that shape our collective good fortune.
The fact that Franklin County continues to lose more than 20 babies each year -- roughly the equivalent of a kindergarten class -- to unsafe sleep environments has encouraged Columbus Public Health to push harder in its fight against infant mortality.
About $700 worth of copper pipes were stolen between 9 a.m. Nov. 14 and noon Nov. 15 from a residence in the 400 block of Forest Street.
March primary election
Mike Mentel will make another run at political office this spring when he takes on fellow Democrat Paula Brooks in the race for a seat on the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.
Jerry Glick, a larger-than-life figure for several decades in German Village, died Saturday, Nov. 21.
The LEGO Creativity Tour wants to present the building blocks of a good time for youths and adults alike.
Six years after being named its executive director, Allan Zaenger will step down from the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio.
Feathers are flying over Columbus Public Health's proposal seeking tougher regulation of domestic farm animals.
A company has begun treatment of the Schiller Park pond after elevated levels of toxic algae recently were discovered in the water.
Color Me Scarlet and Gray 5K, a color run for all ages, 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave. Upon arrival, participants will receive scarlet and gray light-up necklaces, scarlet and gray color packs and T-shirts. Music, food and a Kids Zone will be included. All adults will receive a beer at the post-race party. Partial proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information go to colormescarletandgray5k.com.
German Village students named to the honor and merit rolls for the first grading period of the 2015-16 school year at St. Charles Preparatory School are:
Gahanna resident John Koenigsberg beat the odds, surviving the Holocaust as a Dutch boy who was hidden from the Nazis by a Catholic family in The Netherlands.
The lot at 799 S. Third St. will remain vacant for the foreseeable future while its owner once again looks to revise plans for a new house.