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I-270-Route 33 ramps, bridges open this month

Motorists traveling on Interstate 270 and U.S. Route 33 in Dublin will have fewer traffic restrictions this month, but the interchange project isn't done.
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Cemetery Road reopens after gas leak

The portion of Cemetery Road in Hilliard that was closed for a gas leak Dec. 7 has reopened, according to authorities.
Hilliard, school district, township

Local leaders seek collaboration

Hilliard City Schools Superintendent John Marschhausen called the Dec. 5 gathering of representatives from four local governments "a great first step" toward more effective collaboration.

College notes

* Zachary Castle and Andre Tucker, both of Hilliard, were named to the dean's list at Ohio Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies for the fall 2016 semester.

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. Hilliard students from the BalletMet Academy who will perform include: (first row, from left) Noelle Hampton, Karis Pritchard, Cassidy Shelton; (second row) Kayla Boudreau, Eden Lanham; (third row) Devon Lee, Sumi Ashley Ichikawa, Andrew Haugh, Aubrey Lanham, Lia Ferguson and Jordan Sheppard. 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.

Coming up

Hilliard Kiwanis Club, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Heritage Golf Club, 3235 Heritage Club Drive, Hilliard. Programs involve community service and youth programs with the schools in Hilliard. For membership information, visit

Holiday season arrives in Hilliard

Hilliard Mayor Don Schonhardt oversaw the lighting of the city's 20-foot artificial tree at Hilliard's Station Park after performances by choirs from Darby High School and Scioto Darby Elementary School during the Hilliard Holiday Hop on Dec. 1.

2017 budget likely will bolster police force

Hilliard City Council next week is expected to adopt a general-fund operating budget that will include funding for two additional police officers in 2017.
Police beat

Hilliard: Failure to pay for cab ride ends in drug charges

Hilliard Division of Police officers arrested a 36-year-old man on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug-abuse instruments at 11:35 p.m. Nov. 28 in the 3800 block of Park Mill Run Drive.
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.

Food pantry takes stock at new home

The brown paper bags full of food were packed and lined up on the counter of the Hilliard Food Pantry on Nov. 26. All were tagged with a name and an assigned pickup time.

Coming up

Red Cross blood drives, 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at St. Brendan the Navigator Church, 4475 Dublin Road, and 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Hilliard branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4772 Cemetery Road. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit

Old library's sale won't hold up new facility

Mayor Don Schonhardt said Hilliard is not prepared to sign on the dotted line to purchase the Columbus Metropolitan Library branch on Cemetery Road, but library officials say the decision would not affect the opening of the new Hilliard branch at Hickory Chase in late 2017 or early 2018.

Erb wants more officers on police force

A Hilliard City Council member says he will use the general-fund operating budget due later this month to increase the authorized strength of the police division in 2017.

City's holiday-event season is here

Numerous holiday events in Hilliard begin with city's Christmas-tree lighting Thursday, Dec. 1, and the Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Police beat

Hilliard: Men robbing pharmacy show knife, take oxycodone

An armed robbery was reported at the CVS Pharmacy, 4610 Cemetery Road, at 5:50 p.m. Nov. 26, according to the Hilliard Division of Police.

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