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Military notes

Spc. Ray Fisher, of Columbus, recently completed combat training with the Ohio National Guard's 812th Engineer Company at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana.

College notes

* Columbus students who were named to the Ohio State University dean's list for the spring 2016 semester include Fardowsa Abdiwahab Abdirahman, Omar A. Abdouni, Ama Nyaniba Aidoo, Grace Alguire, Asha Abdilahi Ali, Jason Matthew Allen, Mariamawit Amha Alula, Grace Minnick Anderson, Daniel Darko Appiah, Bryan Hall Arnold, Ama Dufie Asamoah, Lalka Atanasova Babaleeva, Laurel Cecelia Bellomy, Taylor Allyssa Brown, Daxston Forrest Cates, Andrey Chadayev, Joseph A. Chagnon, Emily Cheng, Destiny Briana Morgan Clardy, Christopher David Clark, Matthew Robert Colatruglio, Dominic Richard Colombini, Mackenzie Conkling, Curtiss York Cropper, Fred Darko, Kathryn Michelle Davis, Jillian Laraine Deas, Kumar Dhital, Vi Phuong Dinh, Deo N. Dulal, Manal El Hayba, Alexander Aregay Embaie, Paris Devaughn Erskine, Alan Gerardo Esparza Gutierrez, Kristin Evelyn Faulkner, James Caleb Fisher, Ndemafia Fobellah, Emily Rose Frontz, Karla Valeria Garcia, Divam Giri, Justice Janee Harley, Rebecca Lynn Hartman, Nicole Harvey, Ayne Abdukadir Hassan, Nasro Nasir Hersi, Javonne Rochelle Hill, Miranda Renee Hladik, Kristen Anne Huyett, Mandy Yen Huynh, Joseph Anthony Ingland, Angela Nicole Jackson, Thomas Layne Jackson, Sarah Lee Jefferson, Vincent E. Johns, Brianna Lee Jones, Mohamed Lamine Kaba, Ruth Ellen Keysor, Mackenzie Elizabeth Kirk, Allie Kirkbride, Noelle Lee Klein, Samuel Asante Kwarteng, Tina Lam, Hope Anne Leimbach, Charlette Lin, Jeremiah Ryan Lozier, Amiah Maquel Matthews, India Jai'Lynn McDougald, Thomas Mengesha, Andrew Michael Merz, Thierry Koge Metuge, Jordan Miller, Jamal Bashir Mohamed, Mubarik Bashir Mohamed, Yasmin Mohamud, Taylor Elaine Moore, Kelsey Marie Morris, Kaelan Senkjir Mortensen, Amjed Awadelkarim Mukhtar Osman, Chrysencia LaShawn Muller, Rebecca Erin Neff, Cam Phuong Thi Nguyen, Ha Khanh Nguyen, Stephanie Uche Nnadi, Danielle Marie O'Brien, Emmanuela Oppong, Emmanuel Konadu Osei, Aaron Christopher Payne, Olivia Louise Pina, Alyssa Nicole Purman, Athena Joy Bowen Puski, Loan Ngoc Thanh Quan, Zev Dovid Reich, Alexander William Reinhart, Naya Cha Revere, Prakash Rizal, Jonathan Tracy Robinson, Abdulrahman Yusuf Salah, Grace Catherine Satow, Jason Sin Kit Suen, Abdulrahman M. Shabana, Abbas Siddiqui, Alieu Sidibeh, Margaret Marie Simon, Daniel Joseph Smith, Justin Michael Smith, Rachel Eileen Spear, Ian Fitzgerald Strapp, Melissa Sandra Theodore, Kevin Thai-Hung Truong, Victor Vang, Kiley Marie Walker, Kevin R. Walsh, James W. Walsh, Andrew Todd Weeks, Olivia Marie Whitman, Eric Richard Williamson, Kiara Jenae Willis, Elizabeth Reid Wishart, Mary Catherine Woods, Devin Nicole Woods, Zhuohui Wu, Marcos Ye, Zachary Alexander Zaworski, Elizabeth Marie Zehala and Shawnee Xiangyi Zhao.

On the move

Michael Downey, of Columbus, recently was appointed to the Military Veterans Resource Center board of directors.

Brilliant start for Stallions

Senior Options

Leaders tout usefulness of services

As far as Janet Caldwell is concerned, the Franklin County Office on Aging is like a good neighbor.

Draft of proposal full of 'lofty ideas' on improving food access

Collaboration is the name of the game when it comes to improving the local food system.

COTA officials say approval of sales-tax renewal is 'critical'

With half its funding sources expiring at the end of the year, the Central Ohio Transit Authority is seeking to renew its 10-year, 0.25 percent sales tax on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Police beat

Northland: Hungry thief steals $100 in food

A Glen Grove Lane woman called Columbus police at 10:50 p.m. Aug. 25 to report that between 10 and 10:10 p.m. that day, someone broke into her home through an unlocked kitchen window.

New date set to reopen Northern Lights library

Patrons of the Columbus Metropolitan Library eager to see the Northern Lights Branch's new digs will have to be patient a little longer.
Spanish Immersion Academy

Raising school profile

Even though it's now 29 years old, the Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy hasn't had a very high profile, in the opinion of Parent Teacher Organization President Monika Martin.

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Age-Friendly Columbus

Surveys first step in keeping seniors happy

Age-Friendly Columbus surveys will go out the first week of September to 1,500 randomly selected residents throughout Columbus who are 50 or older.
Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Goal: More recognition for facility

Job No. 1 for Dawn Tabata is to raise the profile of the Grange Insurance Audubon Center.
Police beat

Northland: Contractor reports equipment stolen

Tools and equipment valued at $2,200 were reported stolen Aug. 17 from an apartment on Ironwood Court. The owner, a 35-year-old man, said he had been hired to do construction work on an apartment and left the equipment secured inside overnight, but it was missing when he returned at noon the next day. A window was broken to gain entry to apartment, according to the report.

Meetings set on Food Action Plan draft

The draft of a plan aimed at improving food access for all residents of Columbus and Franklin County is being aired in an ongoing series of public meetings.

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