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College notes

* Laura Watkins of northwest Columbus was among the spring 2015 graduates of Washington University, receiving a bachelor's degree in chemistry with a focus in biochemistry.

Mayor's energy challenge has fallen short

The objective: Get buildings of at least 50,000 square feet to reduce their energy consumption by 20 percent annually.
Labor Day Arts Festival

Event to feature more than 150 artists

More than 150 artists and 25,000 visitors are expected to take part this year in the 49th annual Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts festival.

Lamborghini test-driver Balboni to attend Italian Gathering

The Italian Gathering will celebrate its 10th year with one of the biggest names in Lamborghini.

Library congress picks Columbus for next year's conference

In less than a year from now, Columbus will be teeming with library dignitaries from throughout the world.
Centennial High School

Band director relies on student leaders in camp

The marching comes first.
Ohio State University Airport

Investment will pay many dividends, dean says

People who want their Amazon.com orders delivered the same day might one day have research being conducted at the Ohio State University Airport to thank for finding ways civilian-operated drones can share air space with planes, David B. Williams, dean of the OSU College of Engineering, said last week during an appearance before the Metropolitan Club.
Police beat

Northwest Side: Woman says she was assaulted; her car, phone were damaged

A Bethel Road woman, 31, said she was assaulted and her property damaged at 6 p.m. Aug. 15.
Columbus City Council race

Politically connected Brown says she'll run on own merits

Even with a father who is well established in state and national politics, Elizabeth Brown said she will run on her own merits when seeking a seat on Columbus City Council this fall.
CCS students return to class Aug. 26

Good: 'Spirit of success' will be evident in classrooms this schoolyear

The first day of school begins Aug. 26 for more than 50,000 students in the Columbus City Schools district.
Northwest Civic Association

Trustees oppose request for sign variance

Northwest Civic Association trustees last week soundly rejected a request to add more names to the Kroger sign at the Crown Point Shopping Center on Bethel Road.
VIDEO

Dance studio owner says teaching 'gratifying'

After four lessons preparing a couple to make just the right impression for their first dance as husband and wife, Fred Astaire Dance Studio Northwest owner Daniel Tackett jokingly asked how they were getting along.

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