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Condos on site of former shooting range get Powell’s nod

Powell City Council on Tuesday, May 19, voted unanimously in favor of a proposal for a condominium development at the site of the former Powder Room shooting range.

Seeing eye to eye

The presentation demonstrated how local purchases can affect the world's rain forests.
Data center in Orange Township

Plans scuttled; Amazon turns to New Albany

An Amazon subsidiary notified Orange Township officials last week it was abandoning plans to rezone a property in the township for a data-center complex after receiving incentives from New Albany.

Crowd backs fired Glen Oak teacher, who vows to fight

A Glen Oak Elementary School teacher told the Olentangy school board she would fight to keep her job after a split board voted to terminate her contract last week over bullying accusations.

Liberty Township gives departed administrator four months' pay

Records show Liberty Township's board of trustees has agreed to pay former Administrator Dave Anderson about $31,000 as part of a separation agreement.

Developer says 'upscale' apartments fill hole in Powell

A plan to build a high-end rental complex for seniors off Sawmill Parkway drew a mix of concern and support from neighbors last week at a meeting of Powell's Planning and Zoning Commission.

Assisted living OK'd after 180-degree adjustment

Powell's Planning and Zoning Commission last week approved a preliminary plan for an assisted-living facility after its developer agreed to change the building's orientation by 180 degrees.

Preservation Parks news

For more information about Preservation Parks of Delaware County or to register for a program, call 740-524-8600, extension 3 or email register@preservationparks. com.

Powell branch library news

The following programs are offered at the Powell branch of the Delaware County District Library, 460 S. Liberty St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 614-888-9160.

Orange branch library news

The following programs are offered at the Orange branch of the Delaware County District Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Contact or call 740-549-2665.

Military notes

* U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabriella C. Alband graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Making Marks

Bishop Watterson High School recently inducted 14 students into its chapter of the National Business Honor Society, including Powell residents Samuel Lewis, Collin Ruegg and Samantha Toscano.

Coming up

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According to New Albany City Council's May 13 legislative report, Vadata's investment in the initial phase of a potential data-center facility is expected to be around $300 million.

City's Memorial Day parade, ceremony set

The city of Powell will hold its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony starting at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25.
Police beat

Out-of-towner robbed after hitching ride from motel

A Gallia County man reported to Delaware County Sheriff's deputies that he was robbed May 6 in Berkshire Township after accepting a ride with a group of men.

County health district to students: 'Buckle up'

Recent research shows front-seat vehicle passengers who wear lap and shoulder belts reduce their risk of fatal injury by 45 percent.
History today

House's gardens near former glory

"My gardening days began at Grandma's," said Mildred McNeal, granddaughter of Mary and Albert Martin, in 2003 when the Powell Area Garden Club undertook a project to restore and add to the gardens at the Martin-Perry House.

A taste of spring

Coming up

CHA Animal Shelter, Par for Pets golf outing, 2 p.m. May 16 at Oakhaven Golf Club in Delaware. This event is a four person, best ball scramble. Tickets, at $99, include two drink tickets, unlimited range balls, use of the on-course beverage cart along with all-you-can-eat brats, burgers and sides after golf. Groups, pairs and single golfers may register by visiting A raffle, auction and award show are included. The driving range and registration will open at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit CHA, a nonprofit animal shelter in northeast Columbus.

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