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Education brief

* Five Columbus City Schools teachers recently were named 2016 Martha Holden Jennings Fellows.

Theater troupe tells tale of 'Dracula'

Standing Room Only Theatre will present Steven Dietz's take on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" at 8 p.m. Oct. 7-8 and 14-15, 2 p.m. Oct. 9 and 16 as well as 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14 in the Shedd Theatre at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus.
Northern Lights library

Wait over: New branch opens Sept. 24

The transformation is about to be unveiled.

Taxpayers on the hook for 'free' college courses

"Free college credit" for seventh-graders and older students -- the lure of the popular dual-enrollment program that Ohio put into effect a year ago -- isn't free for school districts.
Local races and issues

First of four candidates nights is set for Sept. 27

Dave Paul fears that, amid the storm and fury of the presidential election this year, people may be turned off by politics.
Police beat

Northland: Garage door opener used to enter house

Two Parkshire Drive residents told police someone used a garage door opener to break into their home, according to a report filed at 5:57 a.m. Sept. 12.

BunFest keeps growing

The Midwest BunFest -- now one of the largest gatherings in the country to celebrate rabbits as house pets -- will turn six years old when it returns to the Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd., on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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'Drive-thru prayer' to be offered at Victorious Life

Victorious Life Christian Center, 1875 Tamarack Circle North, will offer "drive-thru prayer" for Northland and surrounding area residents on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

CMAX work not set for Northland until '17

Residents and business owners along Cleveland Avenue in the Northland area won't have to get out the brooms and dusters for a while yet.
Nuisance hotel crackdown

Law led to widespread changes, official says

Hotels in Columbus, particularly the more affordable ones, have "improved immensely" in the past two and a half years, according to Assistant City Attorney William Sperlazza.
Police beat

Robber disables, steals alarm system

Someone broke into La Michoacana, 939 E. Dublin-Granville Road, between 10:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 7:30 a.m. Sept. 6 by cutting through the roof of the store. According to the police report, the alarm system was disabled by slicing the telephone wires.
Columbus Charter Review Committee

Parties differ on panel's worth

Franklin County Republican Central Committee Chairman Brad Sinnott says the local GOP is maintaining a healthy skepticism over the recent convening of a Columbus Charter Review Committee.

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