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The member-led service committee at the North YMCA is taking a page from a local church and conducting a campaign to help keep people cozy this winter.
Yet another Northland motel was shut down as a public nuisance last week, forcing people who were staying or living there to move elsewhere.
The Rev. Tim Muller is especially thankful this holiday season, his first with a shoulder that was surgically repaired using bone from an unknown donor.
The final meeting of the year for the Northland Community Council development committee will feature a full agenda, although it won't be as "ambitious" as Chairman Dave Paul had feared.
With the help of $88,130 from the city of Columbus, Local Matters will help develop a comprehensive citywide food plan.
Volunteer Citizen of the Year
An Upper Arlington man who founded a nonprofit motorsports organization to give renewed purpose to military veterans last week was named the 2014 Columbus Volunteer Citizen of the Year.
An employee of Meijer, 5555 Cleveland Ave., told officers he tried to stop a shoplifter at 9:12 a.m. Nov. 19 but the woman threatened him with a Taser she was carrying.
Yet another Northland motel is being shut down as a public nuisance.
No one had to tell the new manager of the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Northern Lights Branch just how busy the place can be or how diverse the clientele is.
NCC's 50th anniversary
Northland Community Council representatives are being asked to canvass residents of their neighborhoods for long-ago photographs to help mark the organization's 50th anniversary.
The tentative schedule has been announced for next year's meetings of the Northland Community Council and the organization's main advisory panel.
Where there's fire, there's smoke -- and thanks to the popularity of backyard fire pits, that's becoming more of a problem for Columbus firefighters.
A North Meadows Court resident said she was robbed at gunpoint in her apartment at 5 a.m. Nov. 10. She said her purse, which contained $230 in cash along with her identification and several credit cards, was stolen.
Franklin County auditor's report
Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo attributes public acceptance of a new normal concerning real-estate values as the reason for a significant reduction in the number of property owners disputing property evaluations.
Reducing infant mortality
The city of Columbus took two significant steps last week in helping to reduce the infant mortality rate.
With nuisance hotels and motels fading as a problem in the Northland area, Columbus Division of Police personnel are exploring the idea of bringing some of the same crime-enforcement techniques to bear on troubled apartment complexes.