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College notes

Upper Arlington residents Nicholas Blazek and Amy Early were named to the fall 2014 dean's list at Wheaton College. Blazek is a business economics major. Early is majoring in French.

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.

State of City presentations highlight Issue 23, future projects

Upper Arlington city officials highlighted last year's passage of the city's first income tax increase since 1983 and the work it will yield during the 2015 State of the City address Monday, Jan. 26.
City notes

City awaits details of Kroger plans at Kingsdale

One week, we heard the news that Macy's would be closing its doors at Kingsdale in March. The next, we got word that the property had already been sold, and the new owner is the Kroger Co.

UA unlikely to offer Kroger incentives for grocery store

Upper Arlington's city manager said last week he likely wouldn't support development incentives for a new grocery store at the Kingsdale Center, and hopes a recent buyer will construct professional offices.

City leaders say they were in the dark about Macy’s closure, sale

Eleven days after the Macy’s site at the Kingsdale Center was completed, Upper Arlington officials expressed frustration over a lack of communication with the buyer and seller, as well as concern over what might be developed.
New three-year contract

Salaries frozen, but teachers to receive bonuses

The Upper Arlington Board of Education unanimously approved a new three-year contract with teachers Jan. 26 that freezes the current salary schedule for the next two and a half years.
Contracts extended

Staton, Hummer get pay raises, retention bonuses

Upper Arlington City Council voted unanimously Jan. 26 to extend new contracts to City Manager Ted Staton and City Attorney Jeanine Hummer for four years and three years, respectively.

Two finalists remain for vacant parks director post

Upper Arlington last week moved another step closer to filling the city's parks and recreation director position after trimming the list of remaining candidates to two.

Three Tibor sculptures will find a home in UA

Four years after the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission began an effort to install several pieces by renowned sculptor Alfred Tibor in local parks, it appears three of the pieces have finally found a home.

Coming up

Columbus Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 31, at the Whetstone Community Center 3923 N. High St., Columbus. Ohio farm products such as fresh winter vegetables; homemade breads; hot sauces; maple syrup; jams and jellies; gourmet chocolates; honey; fresh eggs; meats such as chicken, ground beef and pork sausage; herbal teas, remedies and body care; roast coffees; herb dips, rubs and seasonings. Future dates are Feb, 7 and 21, and March 7 and 21.
Police beat

Upper Arlington: Man wearing ski mask seen in Tremont backyard

Upper Arlington police responded to the 2700 block of Tremont Road after a resident reported he saw a man wearing dark clothing and a ski mask standing in his backyard at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 25.

UA teachers, district agree on new contract

The Upper Arlington Board of Education approved a new three-year teachers’ contract today, Jan. 26, that freezes the current salary schedule for the next two and a half years, saving about $3 million for the district, according to Treasurer Andy Geistfeld.
UA parks director

From Scotland to Spokane, city’s search to fill job draws wide interest

A single name in the list of 101 applicants turned Upper Arlington’s search for a new parks and recreation director into an international one: Edward McGrane, hockey player and assistant coach of the Braehead Clan in Glasgow, Scotland.

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