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Military notes

* U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Caitlin E. Newell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

College notes

* Libby Roesch of Pickerington was appointed student ambassador, Order of Tiberius, at Lake Erie College. Roesch is a junior double-major in adolescent/young adult education and mathematics.

Neighbor in the news

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy has announced resident Bridget McCrate Protus has been awarded the college's 2015 Josephine Sitterle Failer Alumni Award.

On the move

Franklin University has named Dr. Leslie King as dean of the College of Health & Public Administration.

Parks and recreation

Programs offered by the Pickerington Parks and Recreation Department, 100 Lockville Road, are listed. For more information call 614-833-2211.

Senior news

Upcoming programs and events at the Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Drive, are listed below.

Heavy rains took toll on area's drainage systems

The saying "when it rains, it pours" is an appropriate representation of what occurred the evening of July 12 in the Pickerington area.
Violet Festival

New location, attractions planned for revamped event

After a one-year hiatus, the show will go on as a revamped Violet Festival gets set to open a four-day run at a new venue on the grounds of Tollgate Elementary School and Tollgate Middle School, 12089 Tollgate Road N.W. in Violet Township.
Violet Township

Residents irked by proposed housing development changes

Heron Crossing, a proposed 180-unit housing development planned by M/I Schottenstein Homes for a 109-acre tract in Violet Township, is undergoing consideration by the Violet Township Board of Trustees.
Fairfield County

OSU Extension to offer tutorial about water canning

The Fairfield County Ohio State University Extension Office and the Pickerington Public Library next month will partner to host a food safety and preservation program about water canning.

YA Author Fest is Saturday at North

The Pickerington Public Library will host its second-annual YA Author Fest Saturday, July 25 at Pickerington High School North.

Coming up

Pickerington Violet Township Historical Society, Annual Summer Picnic, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Smeck Historical Farm, 7395 Basil Road, Baltimore. The group will gather at the picnic shelter in the back of the park. The dinner is free for members, $5 for nonmembers. For reservations, due Aug. 1, email PickHistSociety@hotmail.com or call and leave a message at 614-382-5989.

College notes

Pickerington area residents who were named to the honor roll for the 2015 spring semester at Ohio State University are:

Making marks

Lindsay Tarr and Brianna Smith of Pickerington Central High School and Kylie Green of Pickerington North High School were among the 11 Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools who competed at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference June 22-26, in Louisville, Ky.

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