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First Unitarian Universalist Church, presentation of the documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, 6:30 p.m. May 31 at 93 W. Weisheimer Road. This often humorous documentary follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry on the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are afraid to talk about it.

Elementary school students auction their best shots

Members of the Winterset Elementary School Camera Club held the 19th annual auction of their best works from the year last week, making it possible some of them could be the children of participants in the very first one.

Northwest Area Plan update process moves forward

An update to the Northwest Area Plan will include a land-use map, and that's important, according to Mark Dravillas.
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Northwest side: Woman says walker of unleashed dogs threatened her

A 27-year-old Worthington Run Drive woman reported being threatened at 2:20 p.m. May 20 by a woman whose dogs she said she had kicked to prevent them from harming her own pooches.

O'Connor appointed as Columbus' new fire chief

Kevin O'Connor has been appointed the 24th chief of the Columbus Division of Fire, city officials announced Thursday, May 21.

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.

City needs input on future transportation plans

It isn't just about cars anymore.

Church to host pet blessing June 7

Family pets and service animals are invited to receive a special blessing June 7 at two outdoor worship services hosted by Northwest United Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive.

Patrick J's plans benefit to help earthquake victims

Patrick J's Bar & Grille, 2711 N. High St. in Clintonville, is hosting a fundraiser Thursday, May 28, to benefit victims of the two recent major earthquakes that have claimed nearly 10,000 lives in Nepal.

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.

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.

Book donation starts new chapter in kids' lives

An anonymous donor has given nearly 10,000 students in Columbus City Schools the gift of books.

People of all ages encouraged to join Summer Reading Club

The Columbus Metropolitan Library will give customers of any age another opportunity to keep their reading skills fresh during summer.
Police beat

Northwest Side: Debit card and prescription medicine stolen from residence

A 44-year-old Garylane Drive woman told Columbus Division of Police officers she refused entry to a person who came to her home at 3 a.m. May 17, but the individual got into the residence anyway because she had forgotten to lock the front door.

Academy schedules kindergarten screening

Imagine Columbus Primary Academy will hold its 2015 Kindergarten Round-up from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 16 at 4656 Heaton Road, Columbus.

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