More Olentangy News

Neighbors in the news

* Arjun Satyapriya of Powell recently was named a Patient Champion for the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon, set Oct. 16.

College notes

* Lewis Center-area students who were named to Otterbein University's dean's list for the spring 2016 semester include Brittany Barta, Korey Black, Kelsey Burkitt, Heather Byers, Tyler Cook, Rachel Dalton, Abby Dawson, Megan DeMott, Joshua Dufford, Sophia Fleshman, Amie Gale, Tessa Green, Kari Highman, Emily Hofacre, Matthew Hofacre, Rease Johnson, Ashley Legin, Megan McCabe, Katherine McCoy, Brianna Meinhart, Christian Meister, Katlynn Merringer, Bianca Morrone, Kelsey Powers, Stacy Rosenberger, Sara Rutherford, Lorien Salyer, Sarah Samuels, Lauren Sayers, David Seckel, Grant Seredick, Sarah Smith, Chelsea Snyder and Wesley Thompson.

Preservation Parks news

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Campers connect with police dogs

Two of Delaware County's most-loved crimefighters last week stopped by to lend a paw at Camp Can Do in Liberty Township.

City survey: Top scourge still traffic

A recent survey suggests a majority of Powell residents are dissatisfied with traffic in the city -- but not yet willing to say they would support a tax increase to alleviate it.

Savoir chef offers kitchen aid downtown

A chef who learned the ropes at a Powell country club has returned to the city to teach area residents how to be culinarily capable.

Route 315, Orange Road sections will close next week

A pair of road closures will affect Delaware County drivers next week.
Police beat

Olentangy Valley: Burglars hit drive-thru twice in seven days

Delaware County Sheriff's Office investigators are attempting to determine who robbed an Orange Township business in two separate incidents within a week earlier this month.

Three years after township shooting, two men indicted

More than three years after a man was found shot in southern Delaware County, two Columbus men have been indicted for murder.

Downtown Delaware in midst of business boom

When the Greater Gouda opened about a month ago, co-owner Terri-Lynne Smiles quickly learned the customer base of the specialty grocery store in downtown Delaware would not be limited to city residents.

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College notes

* Samantha Vaughan of Lewis Center was named to the 2016 Spring Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for her academic performance and participation in the soccer program at Youngstown State University.

Going with the flow

Matthew Flory, 4, gets a closer look at one of the rocks in the creek during Preservation Parks' Little Adventurers program, held July 12 at Shale Hollow Park ...
Powell storage facility

Plans bother commission

A developer plans to bring a three-story storage building to a 2-acre site on the city of Powell's west side.

Olentangy treasurer will return to Dublin schools

The Olentangy Local School District is in need of a new chief financial officer after Treasurer Brian Kern announced last week he will leave to fill the same role for the Dublin City School District.

'Complementary' is key word for retail project

Powell City Council already has approved one new commercial complex on West Olentangy Street, and a second continues to move through the city's planning and zoning process.

Lawsuit: Powell not abiding by its zoning code

Municipal zoning battles typically are fought by developers over legal interpretation of what can or can't be built, and can end up being resolved in county courts.
Police beat

Olentangy Valley: Thieves home in on Powell residents' golf clubs

Burglars sought out Powell residents' golf clubs in three separate incidents earlier this month.
Pokestops everywhere

Pokemon invade county parks, businesses

Anyone wandering the woods and parks of Delaware County has always been able to find birds, bugs and rodents -- but encountering a Pidgey, Weedle or Rattata remains a relatively new experience.
North Side Megafix

Relief around the bend for Route 23 drivers

The lengthy process of U.S. Route 23's involvement in the Ohio Department of Transportation's North Side Megafix project is nearly complete.

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