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Heit Center programs open to all

The Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany is fully open at 150 W. Main St. and so are the various classes organizers hoped to offer.

Coming up

New Albany Rotary Club, annual pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. March 21, at the Church of the Resurrection, 6300 E. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany.

College notes

Kent State University has announced its dean's list for the fall 2014 semester. New Albany residents named to the list were Roberta Bailey, Eoanna Ragias and Mitchell Weisgerber.

Entrants flock to expanded walking race

Registration for the 11th annual New Albany Walking Classic opened this month and the event once again appears on its way to an early sellout, according to organizers.

Beech Road widening project slated to begin March 2

Motorists traveling on Beech Road north of state Route 161 likely will experience delays while the road is being widened.
Guest column

Future depends on public schools

From Feb. 1 to 3, I was honored to have the opportunity to represent New Albany and other central Ohio school districts at the National School Boards Association's 2015 Advocacy Institute.

Feb. 26 black history event open to the community

In celebration of Black History Month, New Albany-Plain Local students will present Rhythm Nation at 6 and 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road.
Police beat

New Albany: Teen trio arrested for theft of roundabout sign

The New Albany Police Department has theft charges pending against three teenage boys who attempted to steal a yield sign valued at $150 from the Main and Market streets roundabout.

Junior musical auditions planned for March 7

The Rose Run Players have scheduled March 7 auditions for Shrek the Musical Jr., which will be performed July 9 to 12 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts.

College notes

New Albany students who received degrees/named to honor roll at Ohio State University.

Coming up

Knights of Columbus in Gahanna, fish-fry dinners to support multiple charities, 5 to 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 20 through March 20, in the Hutta Gymnasium attached to St. Matthew School, 807 Havens Corners Road. The Lenten dinners are all you can eat. For a schedule and dinner menu, visit There will be special value pricing for families.

District receives clean audit

A recent financial audit of the New Albany-Plain Local School District by Auditor of State Dave Yost's office has returned a clean audit report.
State of the Schools

Budget cuts fuel questions for Domine

More than 60 people attended the New Albany-Plain Local State of the Schools address Feb. 12 in the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts and 80 more watched the presentation on a live video stream.

Doctor prescribes personal approach to medicine

Dr. Jeffrey Milks said he has practiced medicine for 33 years because caring for others is more than a job.

Board not sold on tuition-based all-day kindergarten

A tuition-based all-day kindergarten pilot program received mixed reviews from the New Albany-Plain Local school board Feb. 9.

Board sets guidelines for teachers' performance pay

The New Albany-Plain Local school board Feb. 9 voted unanimously to approve standards for teachers' performance-based pay increases that were part of the contract negotiated last year with the Plain Local Education Association.

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