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Resident input sought as city eyes needs for transportation

It isn't just about cars anymore.

Gahanna's Collins tapped to lead Columbus parks

Gahanna Parks & Recreation Department director Tony Collins said he's leaving the city he has served for 15 years to take on a new challenge of leading the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department as director beginning June 11.
Columbus City Council race

Motil to run as a write-in for City Council

Joe Motil once again will seek a spot on Columbus City Council with a platform that calls for raising the minimum wage, reinstating public-access TV and establishing a link on the website that would include an open electronic discussion about any issues facing the city.

O'Connor appointed as new fire chief

Kevin O'Connor has been appointed the 24th chief of the Columbus Division of Fire, city officials announced Thursday, May 21. O'Connor, a 26-year veteran of the division, replaced recently retired Chief Gregory A. Paxton.

Coming up

Assistance League of Metro Columbus, garage-yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 29 and 30 at 1345 Pepperell Drive, Columbus. Household items, collectibles, antiques, books, records and compact discs will be offered. The league's Columbus chapter is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping men, women and children overcome adversity due to physical and mental abuse. For more information all 614-404-8709.

College notes

Kay Shanda of Northland was recently inducted into the international art honorary Kappa Pi at Marietta College. Shanda is a graduate of Northland High School and is majoring in environmental science.

Killer Dollz pack empowering punch

They may sport menacing pseudonyms such as Krystal Brawl, Mia Malicious, Saracuda and Izzy Akillya, but Clintonville Killer Dollz skaters are just as much about empowerment and self-esteem as they are about full-contact mayhem.

Advocacy group proposed for Northland parents

A Northland woman is seeking to create an organization that would be supportive of and provide advocacy for the public schools that feed into Beechcroft High School.

Stolen van leads to donation for Beechcroft

On Friday, May 22, the Shadowbox Live Arts Education program donated a drum set to Beechcroft High School.

Route 161 litter cleanup scheduled for May 30

The next community cleanup along state Route 161 is scheduled for Saturday, May 30.

In second century, 'Overbrook family' looks back, forward

Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Clintonville is 100 years old -- and counting.
Police beat

Northland: Juvenile injured in drive-by shooting

A juvenile was the victim of an apparent drive-by shooting that took place at 7:54 p.m. May 20.

Blind school 'carries flag' in Memorial Day parade

The Ohio State School for the Blind marching band will perform Monday, May 25, during the 2015 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

Readers finding 'swing space' library at closed Brookhaven

Slowly but surely, customers of the Northern Lights Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are beginning to find their way to its temporary quarters inside the former Brookhaven High School, 4077 Karl Road.

President of salons tells girls they are 'uniquely beautiful'

Debra Penzone, president of Charles Penzone Salons, was speaking to a group of middle school students at a mother-daughter event a few years ago.
Scofflaws need not apply

Panel will check code complaints before hearings

Common sense, William Logan believes, ought to prevail.

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