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Trustees now eyeing 2.9-mill replacement fire levy

Plain Township trustees Jan. 20 decided to reduce the requested millage for a potential levy on the May 5 ballot from 3 to 2.9.

Open house

Community foundation hires consultants for funding task force

The New Albany Community Foundation has retained consultants from Ernst & Young and the Parthenon Group to work with the school funding task force assembled earlier this month.

Most third-graders passed fall reading tests

Most of New Albany-Plain Local's third-graders passed the state reading test administered in October, according to district leaders.
New Albany Middle School

Young Eagles will display their many talents Feb. 6

New Albany Middle School students will get the chance to show the community their skills during Eagles Got Talent, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts.

The show must go on despite director's kidney failure

The New Albany Arts Council's junior theater group's successes have been special for director Josh McKinney, who has been on kidney dialysis since finding out he has renal disease last April.

Winding Hollow closing leaves little room for large events

Winding Hollow Golf and Events Center on Babbitt Road in Plain Township has closed this month, leaving several community organizations without a venue for large events.

Youth theater groups learn on the big stage in Atlanta

The Columbus Children's Theatre and New Albany Arts Council's junior theater groups were two of nine that received the Freddie G. Outstanding Production award during the 2015 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta from Jan. 16-18.
Police beat

New Albany: Orthodontics cash reportedly funneled to fraudulent insurance account

The New Albany Police Department is investigating the fourth-degree felony theft of nearly $12,000 believed taken between Nov. 9 and Jan. 15 from Maple Orthodontics, 260 Market St.

On the move

Finance Fund has announced the promotion of New Albany resident Diana Turoff to president of the statewide nonprofit financial intermediary.

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College notes

* The University of Akron has announced its fall dean's list. Among those named to the list were New Albany residents Anthony Hayes, Thomas Myers and Patrick Nie.
Jefferson Series lecture

Food author's view: Eating well is simpler than it seems

Food author Michael Pollan will speak at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts on Thursday, Jan. 29, as part of the New Albany Community Foundation's Jefferson Series of lectures.

City leaders say parking code needs an update

New Albany could update its parking code to include a recommended number of parking spaces for data centers and update requirements for commercial loading spaces.

Science Olympiad organizers gear up for Feb. 21 invitational

New Albany-Plain Local's Science Olympiad teams are preparing to host their fourth invitational on the district campus Saturday, Feb. 21.
Columbus Jewish Day School

Students learn value of King's message

Columbus Jewish Day School students celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a Jan. 16 assembly into which the students marched while singing "We Shall Overcome."

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