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Beulah Park work should start in 2017

Beulah Park is an integral part of Grove City's history, and Columbus developer Pat Kelley is looking to break ground next year on the next chapter in the story of the former horse-racing track and event center.
Jackson Township

Woman rescued from early morning house fire

Jackson Township firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1700 block of Borror Road about 6 a.m. this morning, Dec. 6.

Military notes

* U.S. Air Force Airman Harold J. Erwin II, son of Anitra Wolfe of Glasgow, Kentucky, and Harold Erwin of Columbus and grandson of Gayla and Ted Erwin of Grove City, recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

College notes

* Local students named to the dean's list at Ohio Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies for the fall 2016 semester include Jill Anderson, Angela Brooks-Judson, Kylee Fadley, Amber Kelley, Jay Marlowe, Michael Oldfield, Timothy Oldfield, Cara Readout, Anthony Sharpe, Linda Skaggs and Shari Turner.

Dancing in 'The Nutcracker'

BalletMet will present its annual production of "The Nutcracker" from Dec. 9 to 24 at the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Grove City students from the BalletMet Academy who will perform include (from left): Chloe Seeley, Brooklyn Dustman and Sarah Cuckler. Seventeen performances are scheduled, with ticket prices ranging from $29 to $89. Tickets can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center, 39 E. State St., and To purchase tickets by phone, call 614-469-0939 or 800-745-3000.

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

Cram the Cruiser Toy Drive, 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St. The city and the Grove City Division of Police will collect donations and unwrapped toys for children under the care of Franklin County Children Services. Participants can drive through or visit with Santa and get a photo. Donations also can be dropped off at City Hall, 4035 Broadway; the Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. and the Safety Complex, 3360 Park St. through Dec. 9. For more information call 614-277-1718.

Holiday season is here

As hundreds of people lined Broadway on Dec. 2 in anticipation of Grove City's annual holiday parade, one little boy sounded a general alert when he stepped into the roadway and looked down the street.

Crews stand ready for winter weather

Grove City is "prepped and ready to go" for winter weather.
Police beat

Grove City: Car reported stolen shortly after motel rendezvous

The Grove City Division of Police received a call Nov. 27 from a Reynoldsburg man who said his car had been stolen the previous day from a motel in the 1900 block of Stringtown Road.
Cram the Cruiser

City's toy drive ensures gifts for children in need

For children under the care of Franklin County Children Services, the holiday season can be filled with confusion, anxiety and a sense of displacement rather than cheer.
Township Spotlight

Support from all corners drives annual toy collection

I have been a firefighter-paramedic with the Jackson Township Division of Fire for 10 years, and for half that time I have coordinated the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2672 Firefighters for Kids toy drive for children up to age 12.
Franklin County

Study to determine if abatements work

Using data from seven central Ohio cities, a Massachusetts agency will conduct a study to determine if tax abatements granted to businesses between 1995 and 2015 actually created economic growth or merely shifted the tax burden to others.

Grove City police still searching for man who fled traffic stop

The Grove City Division of Police last week issued an arrest warrant on five charges, including a felony charge of receiving stolen property, against a Grove City man.

Cutting calories

Runners and walkers in the fifth annual Thanksgiving Wattle 5K take off on Lamplighter Drive in Grove City as the race begins Nov. 24. About 1,450 people participated in the event, which raised $16,000 for the Grove City Food Pantry and $1,250 for the Grove City Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, according to organizer Mark Sigrist.

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