More Grove City News

In brief

Grove City, the Ohio State University Extension and Franklin County will offer a free homebuyer education workshop series from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 20 in the lower-level conference room at Grove City Hall, 4035 Broadway.

College notes

* Local students who recently graduated from the Ohio State University include Amy Berio, William Frost, Nicholas Hager, Rodney Jones, Tyler McCoy, Rebecca Oppermann, Sittikiat Saelim, Travis Smith, Kendal Witherup and Kendra Zarbaugh.

Library notes

The following programs are offered by Southwest Public Libraries. For more information, visit For outreach services, call 614-875-6716, ext. 159.

Coming up

Boo on Broadway, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 on Broadway south of Grant Street to Grove City Road and Park Street from Arbutus Avenue west to the first driveway west of City Hall. Local businesses and civic organizations will hand out treats from doorways and tables along Broadway, which will be closed to traffic. For more information or to reserve a table, call 614-277-3050.
Jackson Township Fire Department

SimMan shifts EMS field training to lab

He might be a "dummy," but the SimMan patient simulator helps Jackson Township make sure its firefighters and prospective hires will be smart and skillful when treating real patients.

New Grove City Library opens to fanfare

Plenty of people streamed into the Grove City Library on Oct. 16 to check out books, DVDs -- and the new building itself.

Charter reviewers using 2009 work as starting point

A charter-review task force will decide over the next several months whether to recommend any changes to the Grove City charter.
Police beat

Grove City: Illegal parking tips officers to stolen vehicle, groceries

A car illegally parked in a fire lane earlier this month turned out to have been stolen out of Columbus, according to the Grove City Division of Police.

Annual carnival acclimates future Crossing students

On the day of its annual homecoming football game, Central Crossing High School put out a welcome mat for students who someday will be calling the school home.
South-Western Subject Matter

District seizes opportunity with ELL program

When we were children, many of our parents talked about the beauty of opportunities being grounded in the simple concept of not knowing when or how they might arise.

Beautiful Savior celebrates 50 years in community

When Beautiful Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded, church members might have been forgiven if they wore their gym clothes to services instead of their Sunday best.

HighBall revelers haunt High Street this weekend

At HighBall Halloween, "You are what you wear," or so the event's tagline says.

Market's cheesemonger has a way with curds

What a friend Kent Rand has in cheeses. The Westerville resident has been the cheesemonger at Weiland's Market in Clintonville for the past four years, but his credentials as an expert in all things fromage were affirmed over the summer, when he was one of 155 people to pass the sixth American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional exam.

Ardent 30-year cop in no hurry to retire

When she was growing up in the 1970s, Teri Ruslander watched television shows like "Police Woman" and "Adam-12" and imagined what it would be like to be a police officer.

Coming up

Peace Corps Stories, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Ave. The event will feature two authors who have served in the Peace Corps, as well as several central Ohio volunteers retelling their experiences through stories. For more information, email

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