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Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at 78 S. High St. This free family event welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by the lighting of the historically decorated state of Ohio holiday tree. Refreshments, arts and crafts activities, games and performances by local choirs are included. The Columbus Metropolitan Library will offer a holiday story read along, and a free photo station will capture visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For more information go to
Operation Evergreen

Trees carry messages of hope and home to troops overseas

Volunteers lovingly tucked ornaments, notes and cards around 100 fragrant Fraser firs and white pine trees last week, hoping to put a smile on a soldier's face by sending holiday cheer from home through Operation Evergreen.
NCC development committee

Panel's year-end agenda includes 6 cases Dec. 2

The final meeting of the year for the Northland Community Council development committee, scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, has a robust agenda with no less than six cases scheduled to be considered.

Lunch-and-learn focused on keeping good workers

The second in a quarterly series of "lunch-and-learn" sessions convened by the Northland Area Business Association last week focused on how not to lose good employees.
March primary election

Mentel seeks county commission seat

Mike Mentel will make another run at political office this spring when he takes on fellow Democrat Paula Brooks in the race for a seat on the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.
Safe-sleeping campaign

Agency hopes 'ABCs' will lower infant death rate

The fact that Franklin County continues to lose more than 20 babies each year -- roughly the equivalent of a kindergarten class -- to unsafe sleep environments has encouraged Columbus Public Health to push harder in its fight against infant mortality.

College notes

Breyanna Tripp of the Northland area was named to the Kent State University dean's list for the 2015 summer term.

Making marks

Northland-area students named to the honor and merit rolls for the first grading period of the 2015-16 school year at St. Charles Preparatory School are:

Coming up

Storytellers of Central Ohio, "Tellabration 2015 For Grown-ups," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Ohio History Center Auditorium, Interstate 71 and 17th Avenue. Doors open at 7 p.m. For this event a grownup is someone who can comprehend and appreciate a 90-minute concert of diverse and entertaining stories. All tickets are $5. For more information go to

Chicken-keepers: New city law would cost a lot of scratch

Feathers are flying over Columbus Public Health's proposal seeking tougher regulation of domestic farm animals.
Karl Road

Another senior-care facility proposed

A local developer wants to build a senior-care facility in Northland that would serve patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Police beat

Northland: Products, cash, television stolen from nail salon

A nail salon on East Dublin-Granville Road was broken into, according to a report filed at 9:29 a.m. Nov. 11.

Tour promotes creativity with LEGOs

The LEGO Creativity Tour wants to present the building blocks of a good time for youths and adults alike.

CAHS students will stage 'Leaving Iowa'

For Sam Alexander, the Columbus Alternative High School production of the play Leaving Iowa will mark his first time in the lead role, and he's pumped.
Cleveland Avenue-Route 161

NCC officers oppose use of digital billboard

The chairman and vice chairman of the Northland Community Council's development committee fear that converting a billboard at Cleveland Avenue and East Dublin-Granville Road to a digital sign would make an already dangerous intersection even more so.

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