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* Northland area students named to the 2015 fall semester dean's list at Ohio Wesleyan University include Zoe Baumgartner-Brown and Todd D'Andrea.

NCC applauds use of licensing law

Now that the city's new hotel-licensing law has been enforced for the first time, Northland Community Council President Emmanuel V. Remy would like to see other aspects of government control brought to bear on problematic lodging operations.

Bill would protect abuse victims' privacy

Thanks to a bipartisan effort -- and some personal inspiration -- a pair of central Ohio lawmakers helped guide unanimous passage of a House bill to shield the personal information of domestic violence victims.

Celebrate One campaign stresses need for prenatal care

With an ongoing goal of reducing infant mortality rates in central Ohio, Celebrate One is working on an initiative that will provide pregnant women with prenatal care information and patient referral services.

Columbus: Recycling effort hitting high marks

Marking its fifth anniversary this year, RecyColumbus is putting up admirable numbers, the city's environmental steward said.

NCC retains 3 officers, chooses new treasurer

Northland Community Council representatives last week unanimously elected officers for 2016-17, with one new person joining the existing slate.

State medical director: Legionnaires' fairly common

Legionnaires' disease, an ailment that frequently finds its way into the media spotlight, is not all that uncommon in Ohio, according to the state's medical director.

Volunteer collects sleeping bags for the homeless

Canal Winchester resident Paul Workmaster is a man with a mission.

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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.

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