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German Village will be aglow in Old World charm for Village Lights

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.

Coming up

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
Village Notebook

True blue Friends of Schiller Park deserving of gratitude

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.
Safe-sleeping campaign

Agency hopes 'ABCs' will lower infant death rate

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.
Police beat

German Village: Pipes stolen from Forest Street residence

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

Mentel seeks seat on county commission

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.

‘Mayor of Frank Fetch Park’ dies at 81

Jerry Glick, a larger-than-life figure for several decades in German Village, died Saturday, Nov. 21.

New tour promotes creativity with LEGOs

The LEGO Creativity Tour wants to present the building blocks of a good time for youths and adults alike.

Zaenger stepping down from Charitable Pharmacy

Six years after being named its executive director, Allan Zaenger will step down from the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio.

Chicken-keepers: New law would cost a lot of scratch

Feathers are flying over Columbus Public Health's proposal seeking tougher regulation of domestic farm animals.

Treatment of Schiller pond begins

A company has begun treatment of the Schiller Park pond after elevated levels of toxic algae recently were discovered in the water.

Coming up

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

Holiday decorating

Making marks

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:

Holocaust survivor shares a firsthand history lesson

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.

Property owner revises house plan for empty lot

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.

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