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* Jeffrey Kerns, of Columbus, recently was named to the All-Ohio State Fair Band as a trumpet and cornet player. Kerns is a student at Oakstone Academy. He will perform every day of the fair, July 27 to Aug.7.

Newsies taking applications

Families with school-age children can apply to receive new clothes for the 2016-17 school year from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at the Charity Newsies Headquarters, 4300 Indianola Ave., Columbus.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church seeks more community bonds

The Rev. Phyllis A. Heffner said last week that people knock on the front door of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church almost every day asking for a handout, and she sometimes gives them a little money from her own pocket.
Columbus City Schools

Levy expected to raise money for personnel, infrastructure

The Columbus City Schools Board of Education on July 21 unanimously voted to place a 6.92-mill combination levy-bond issue on the Nov. 8 general-election ballot.

Attorneys help those with new names, genders

More than a dozen attorneys had volunteered as of last week to participate in what's being called Ohio's first Name and Gender Change Legal Clinic.
Special-election ballot

Issue 1 debated on run up to Aug. 2 vote

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, voters will decide if ward representation on Columbus City Council is necessary to replace an outmoded system or would lead to bitter political standoffs.

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Change for the better

Atnaw Mengiste, left, works out on a bench press machine inside the remodeled North YMCA, 1640 Sandalwood Place ...
Columbus Division of Police

Chief Jacobs reaching out through series of 'dialogues'

Columbus Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs held a series of five community meetings in early 2015 to find out what was on the minds of residents in different parts of the city.
Ironwood Wolves

Fairy tales disparage timid canines, group says

Wolves aren't so big, and they're not so bad, either.
Police reports

Northland: Multiple men rob home

Two Deborah Court men, ages 25 and 31, said five to six strangers invaded their home at 9:22 p.m. July 12, assaulting both of them and stealing one man's $600 cellphone.

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