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Rose Parade honors Sewell upon impending retirement

In the final year of a storied career, Mike Sewell's swan song recently received sweet accompaniment courtesy of a special recognition from the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Smith/Sanders properties

City Council unanimously OKs annexation pact

At a third reading of legislation, Pickerington City Council voted unanimously to approve an annexation agreement for the Smith/Sanders properties Feb. 17, which means 36 acres of land located to the southeast of the Refugee and Pickerington roads intersection in Violet Township will annex into the city of Pickerington.
Police reports

Pickerington: Dog bites Pickerington officer on his calf

Recent Pickerington Division of Police reports range from an officer bitten by a dog running at large to numerous thefts from residences, vehicles and businesses
Protect & Serve

Frigid weather brings additional set of challenges

As the cold weather continues, and snow and ice still threaten, we'd like to cover a few more areas of concern in these conditions.

Council to consider reviewing noise ordinance

Tweaking the noise ordinance in the city of Pickerington to make it more palatable to business interests was the topic of discussion at Pickerington City Council's Safety Committee meeting earlier this month.

Two large donations help Animal Food Pantry

Two recent donations have given the Animal Food Pantry Pickerington an abundance of resources to help pets and their owners in need during this frigid winter.
State of the Schools address

Successes, areas for improvement outlined

Progress and problems facing the Pickerington Local School District in the next several years were outlined in the "State of the Schools" address Monday, Feb. 23, at Pickerington High School North.

Makeup days might be on the horizon

A spate of brutally cold weather through January and February means the Pickerington Local School District will makeup missed class time in May.

Seniors, students share food, fun at Lakeview's monthly luncheons

There was barbecue, Bingo, jokes and jingles recently at Lakeview Junior High School, as student council members continued the tradition of a monthly senior citizens' luncheon.
State Route 256 overhaul

City says traffic snarls are expected eventually to give way to smooth ride

"Please be prepared -- be very prepared."

Planning Commission OKs site plan for assisted-living facility

A preliminary site plan for a proposed 47,760-square-foot, 132-unit assisted living facility to be located on more than 5 acres on the northwest corner of Diley Road and Hill Road North was approved by Pickerington's Planning and Zoning Commission by a 5-1 vote Feb. 10.

Two are killed in Saturday accident

A head-on collision between two vehicles resulted in the deaths of two people on Pickerington Road in Violet Township early Saturday morning, Feb. 14.

Pickerington 3rd-grader becomes 'Mini Meteorologist'

A Pickerington elementary school student with a penchant for reporting the weather recently took his skills to national television.

'State of the Schools' address Monday

Pickerington Local School District Superintendent Valerie Browning-Thompson and Treasurer Ryan Jenkins will deliver the district's "State of the Schools" address Monday, Feb. 23, in Pickerington High School North.

Coming up

Ohio University Lancaster-Pickerington, Celebrate Women 2015, March 20, on the university campus, 1570 Granville Pike. The annual women's conference will have the theme "Making a Difference." The keynote speaker is race and gender justice activist Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu. The conference will feature panels related to health, relationships and mentoring among other topics. Cost is $20, $15 for students, with a deadline of March 16. Partnering organizations include OHIO Women and the Ohio University Alumni Association. To register, go to

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