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Northwest Columbus: Man reports suspicious call from bogus IRS agent

A Woodman Drive man, 52, contacted Columbus Division of Police officers March 25 at 8:37 a.m. after earlier that day receiving a telephone call reportedly from an official with the Internal Revenue Service.

New Winterset principal had 'huge shoes to fill'

It was, Audra Pearson admitted, a tough act to follow.
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.

'World-class' administrator sought to replace McKnight

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

Northwest Side: Eye implant dislodged after face punch

A 25-year-old Melody Lane woman told Columbus Division of Police officers she was going to need surgery after being punched in the right eye by a woman who was waiting for her outside her apartment at 1:30 p.m. March 21.

Meadow Park to host egg hunt

Meadow Park Church is hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at its Bethel Campus, 2425 Bethel Road.

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.

Coming up

Columbus Park of Roses, Spring Pruning, 8:30 a.m. March 28, starting at the volunteer office at the south end of the enclosed shelter house, 3901 N. High St. The public is invited to help staff and volunteers with the task of pruning. Refreshments will be served. People are asked to bring garden gloves and hand pruners. No gardening experience is necessary. Pruning takes several hours so participants are asked to dress for the weather. For information go to

College notes

Northwest area students who received degrees at Ohio State University's 2014 autumn commencement are:

Egg hunt, games set at area church

"Eggstravaganza" is coming to Northwest United Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive, on Saturday, April 4.

Coming up

Ohio Connections Academy, information session for parents and students, 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 20 at Fairfield Inn and Suites Columbus, Ohio State University, 3031 Olentangy River Road. Representatives of this e-school serving students in grades K-12 will answer questions about how the program works and how to enroll. Enrollment for the 2015-16 academic year is open. For more information go to
Central Ohio 2050: Planning for Growth

MORPC chief, COTA president to speak at forum

What will central Ohio look like and feel like 35 years from now?

Comfort dog, her ministry team keeping busy

Rosie is relishing her role.

Auditions set for Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'

As one production of Carriage Place Theatre winds down, auditions are scheduled for another.

Library nears fundraising goal as work continues

The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation is one step closer to its fundraising goal of $20 million for the Great Libraries Create program.

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