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College notes

* Mackenzie Leland, a freshman communication major from the Northland area, was among Bob Jones University students named to the fall 2015 dean's list.

Stairwell mural aims to foster inspiration, unity at high school

Putting some finishing touches late last week on a large and colorful mural he designed for a stairwell at Northland High School, artist Jeremy Jarvis said the faces depicted in it are serious for a reason.

New hotel-licensing law enforced for first time

The first instance of enforcement of a new law requiring hotels and motels in Columbus to receive a permit to operate took place Feb. 1.
Ulry Road rezoning

Apartments still the main sticking point for request

The Northland Community Council development committee voted against approving a mix of apartments, condos and an assisted-living facility on a 60-acre parcel along Ulry Road when the rezoning request came before the members in March 2015.

Syphilis rates increasing among Franklin Co. men

Franklin County still is in the depths of a syphilis outbreak and the number of infected individuals has increased by 47 to 348 cases in 2015.
State of the City

Ginther's school ties return him to WHS for speech

Andrew J. Ginther, the mayor, soon will return to where Andy Ginther, the student, once prowled the halls.

Recent truck tailgate thefts spark concern over crime

The theft of four pickup-truck tailgates the Columbus City Attorney's Office believe might have been stolen by the same man could emerge as a bigger trend.
Police beat

Northland area: Computers, cash reported stolen during robbery

Officers responded to a report of a robbery in the 4400 block of Calderwood Drive at 6:10 p.m. Jan. 31. At the scene, police spoke with a man who said he was robbed of a $200 laptop computer, a $600 tablet computer and $80 in cash.
'380' numbers arrive

10-digit dialing now required in 614 area code

The day of the long dial has arrived as the new 380 area code joins the longstanding 614 area code in central Ohio.

Development panel recommends rejection of Ulry Road proposal

The Northland Community Council development committee recommended Jan, 27 that a proposal for apartments, condominiums and a senior citizen facility on 10 acres off Ulry Road near Warner Road be rejected.
Imagine Productions

Past, present meet in one-night revue

For its inaugural show at the Northland Performing Arts Center, members of Imagine Productions will stage a kind of retrospective of all previous 16 productions at the old venue, the Wall Street nightclub in downtown Columbus.

Scammer sentenced to 5 years in jail

A Columbus man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison and must repay more than $50,000 for scamming elderly and disabled residents into paying him for repair work he never completed or performed haphazardly.

Qualified candidates sought to run for NCC offices

Alicia Ward has developed a deeper appreciation of her neighborhood and her neighbors since becoming vice president of the Northland Community Council in early 2014.
Eyes on the sky

Weather-spotter training scheduled March 5

For all the sophisticated technology brought to bear on warnings of possible severe weather, a set of startled eyes spying a funnel cloud remains vital.

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