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MoveMMORE 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m. June 6 at Wolfe Park, 105 Park Drive, Columbus. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fees are $30 for adults and children 11 and up and $10 for children 10 and under. Chip timing is available for an additional $1.50. Food and live music will be included. For more information go to

Event will fund renovation of playground at preschool

The playground at Maize Manor Preschool was in serious need of some sprucing up, and not just for the children enrolled there.

Plea made for sidewalks along Maple Canyon

David Roseman is hoping to enlist the backing of the Northland Community Council and others in getting sidewalks installed along a stretch of Maple Canyon Avenue.
Red-light cameras

Lawsuit says ban unfair, unconstitutional

The city of Columbus has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Senate Bill 342, which effectively ends the use of red-light cameras.
Lions Club fundraiser

Breakfast, Easter egg hunt scheduled March 28

In the eight years since the Beechcroft Lions Club joined forces with the Sharon Woods Civic Association for a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt, the number of flapjacks served by the service organization has to be approaching 3,000, past president Rodger D. Heckel estimated last week.

MVRC offers veterans help with tax filing

Military Veterans Resource Center will provide free income tax filing assistance for military veterans until April 15 at its office, 1395 E. Dublin Granville Road, Suite 350, Columbus.
Police beat

Northland: Police department investigates officer-involved fatal shooting

Columbus police are investigating a March 21 incident in which an officer shot and killed an armed man who allegedly attacked him as the officer was filling out a report at a North Side house.

'World-class' administrator sought to replace McKnight

Alan McKnight, director of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, is retiring after 38 years of service.

City shifts pothole repairs into high gear

The city of Columbus has kicked pothole repair into high gear, pledging to patch the craters within three dry-weather days.
KickButt Columbus

Music and food are part of annual spring cleanup effort

Sherri Palmer would like to envision a city that didn't require swarms of volunteers to pick up cigarette butts and litter from the side of roads.

Coming up

St. Michael Church, Lenten Fish Fry sponsored by St. Michael Church 11445 Knights of Columbus, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, through March 27, at the church, 5750 N. High St., Worthington. Cost is $8 for regular dinners, $6 for small dinners and dinners of macaroni and cheese. All dinners include fries, cole slaw or apple sauce, roll and beverage. Clam chowder and desserts are available for $1 each. Drive-through and carry-out service will be available. For more information call 614-885-7814.
DeSales High School production

Students in cast learning history from 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'

Although Millie is supposed to be thoroughly modern, St. Francis DeSales High School students involved with the theater department's next production are fascinated with the period costumes and finding out what a "speakeasy" was, according to drama teacher Lori Arnett.

Liaisons: Motel closings proved helpful for area businesses

The employees and managers at the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant on East Dublin-Granville Road love Scott Clinger and Larry Geis.

Church to talk about suicide

Alarmed by reports of young people taking their own lives, members of a Northland-area church are sponsoring an event Sunday, March 22, aimed at reaching both teenagers and their parents.

Library shifts policy for CCTV images

Common sense has finally prevailed, in the opinion of Columbus police officer Scott Clinger.
Police beat

Northland: Thief gains access to home through dog door

A Denise Drive woman reported at 9 p.m. March 12 that someone broke into her home during the day by way of the dog door.

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