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July 4 festivities include two bands

This year's Independence Day festival in New Albany will have a double helping of musical performers.
Busy Route 62 intersection

City chooses roundabout as solution

New Albany will move forward with a roundabout at the intersection of Greensward and Lambton Park roads and U.S. Route 62.

Cultural-arts district planned near McCoy

A plan for a cultural-arts district within New Albany should materialize within a year, according to Craig Mohre, president of the New Albany Community Foundation.
Police beat

New Albany: Four accused of trespassing at business

Four people were issued criminal-trespass warnings at 2:15 p.m. June 15 when they were caught in a locker room at a business on Club Lane where a Columbus man's $300 phone was stolen. The phone was recovered.

Amphitheater funds begin to add up

Plans for an amphitheater near New Albany's Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts are taking shape as funding starts to roll in.

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College notes

* Sara Ohm of New Albany recently received a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Ohio Northern University.

Neighbors in the news

* Jenn Geiger of New Albany recently accepted an apprenticeship for the 2016-17 season with the Actors Theatre of Louisville Professional Training Company.
New Albany-Plain Local

District could bolster 'gifted' program

New Albany-Plain Local Schools officials are weighing whether to add more staff members to the program for "gifted" students, which make up about one-third of the district's enrollment.

Questions remain about park at Main and High

Local land that could become a park still has a garage sitting on it that needs to be demolished, according to New Albany officials.
Police beat

New Albany: Crack pipe found after worker is charged with theft

A Columbus woman allegedly attempting to steal perfume from an assembly line was later found to be concealing a glass crack pipe, according to recent New Albany police reports.
Sech's malt beverage

New Albany-based pair market bawdy-named brew

Two young entrepreneurs with central Ohio ties are hoping a wider audience soon will appreciate Sech's appeal.

Senior's message to girls: Be kind

Emily Herman moved to New Albany as a fifth-grader, and the now high school senior described her transition to a new school as quite an adjustment.

Suspected local bank robber arrested in Miamisburg

A 35-year-old Columbus man accused of robbing a Huntington National Bank branch in New Albany was arrested June 16.

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