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Leach to seek re-election to UA council

Upper Arlington Mayor Don Leach this week announced he intends to seek another four years on City Council.

Coming up

Central Ohio Transition Network, third annual Celebration of Age event, "Stylin' with Wine & Chocolate," 7 to 9 p.m. June 15 at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center. TTN members who volunteered for various makeovers will show off their new look. The volunteers' stylists will share tips for clothes, jewelry and makeup for women over 50. Complimentary wine and chocolate will be available. Tickets can be purchased for raffle prizes, including style and makeover items. Register at Cost is $25 for members, $35 nonmembers. For more information visit

Neighbor in the News

Leadership UA has announced Sue Ralph as its 2015 Margine Moul Award recipient.

Upper Arlington Library

The following programs are offered by the Upper Arlington Public Library system. For more information, visit

Upper Arlington Senior Center

The Upper Arlington Senior Center, 1945 Ridgeview Road, offers multiple services as well as cultural, recreational, volunteer and educational opportunities. Sponsored by the UA Parks and Recreation Department, the center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

No answers yet on why Upper Arlington house exploded

As the investigation into exactly what caused an explosion that leveled an Upper Arlington house and damaged numerous others continues, City Engineer Jackie Thiel said Upper Arlington's infrastructure in the area was not damaged.

Replacing air-flow valves likely to cost city $120,000

Upper Arlington is considering spending approximately $120,000 to replace 11-year-old air heating and cooling equipment at the city's municipal building.
Golden Bear Rock Fest

Love, respect earned Shelby alumni recognition

A favorite teacher, coach and administrator who will be honored at this year's Golden Bear Rock Fest said he's a little taken aback at being singled out for recognition by the Upper Arlington Alumni Association.

UACF will 'Raise the Roof' for a good cause

An Upper Arlington nonprofit foundation that seeks to support enrichment programs throughout the community will host its signature fundraiser May 1.
Police beat

Upper Arlington: Police field more reports of fraudulent tax returns

Upper Arlington police received seven reports from residents who said their personal information had been used to file fraudulent tax returns. Complainants include:
Upper Arlington Historical Society

Annual meeting to feature McKnight paintings

The Upper Arlington Historical Society will add color to its annual organizational meeting later this month by featuring the paintings of one of its members.
City notes

Financial stability earns UA top scores from 2 agencies

I'm pleased to report that for the eighth consecutive year, we have achieved the highest possible financial ratings -- Triple A -- from two national ratings agencies. Moody's Investors Service has rated the city Aaa and Standard & Poor's has reaffirmed the city's AAA status.

No air guitar here

Students touched by Holocaust survivor's story

The horrors of the Holocaust have been well-documented, but Upper Arlington's middle school students and high school German students heard a firsthand account from survivor Eva Kor as she talked about her memoir, Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz.

Sip of UA will benefit Special Olympics

Volunteers from Upper Arlington Special Olympics will once again seek to fund a growing number of local athletes and their sports through an annual event featuring fine wines, craft beers and a smorgasbord of food.

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