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* Reynoldsburg and Blacklick students named to Ohio Christian University's dean's list for the fall 2016 semester include Samantha Back, Cheri Boyd, Deborah Boyd, Todney Deslandes, Robert Edwards, Lykeishia Jackson, Toccara Kennedy, Dwayne Lopes, Veronica McDaniel-Caldwell, Kevin Pickens, Carmen Pruneda, Roscoe Robey, Holly Scovell, Sonia Smith, Elijah Thoms and Viniece Wilson.
Members of the Ohio Senate recently honored Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Zachary Bannister, who died during a training deployment with his unit in Kenya.
Charity Newsies' annual newspaper drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at more than 70 street corners throughout Columbus, including the first location from 1907 at Broad and High streets.
Holiday concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. at the RHS Performing Arts Center, 8579 Summit Road. Reynoldsburg High School's vocal music department and Waggoner Road Junior High will perform. Concert is free.
Seeking a superintendent
After voting to not renew Tina-Thomas Manning's contract in September, the Reynoldsburg Board of Education officially will begin the search for a new superintendent when they listen to presentations from two search firms.
Christmas lights valued at approximately $80 were taken from outside of a residence in the 8400 block of Firstgate Drive on Dec. 2. Officers were dispatched to the location at about 7:19 a.m. where the owner said the lights had been on at 2 a.m. that same date. Two hours later, she noticed the lights were missing.
Columbus Metropolitan Library
The Columbus Metropolitan Library system will stand to lose more than $370,000 a year after it eliminates fines for overdue materials Jan. 1.
Christmas on the Towne, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, along East Main Street between Lancaster Avenue and Waggoner Road. Events include visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn carriage rides and a Secret Santa Shop, plus music and other entertainment.
Using data from seven central Ohio cities, a Massachusetts agency will conduct a study to determine if tax abatements granted to businesses between 1995 and 2015 actually created economic growth or merely shifted the tax burden to others.
Toys for Kids
The Truro Township Fire Department is depending on community help to make sure Reynoldsburg children have a happy Christmas.
Parents Day Out
Reynoldsburg families in need of childcare for a holiday shopping trip could consider a Parents Day Out service being offered by two Reynoldsburg churches.
Winter's cold won't stop the fun atmosphere when the student council presents a Winter Carnival on Dec. 7 to benefit Reynoldsburg High School Special Olympics.
A resident in the 7800 block of Grandley Court reported at 7:37 p.m. Nov. 21 that three power tools were stolen from his garage.