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Golden Bear Scare

Scenes from the 2014 Golden Bear Scare Halloween attraction, presented annually by the Upper Arlington Civic Association at UA's Smith Nature Park.

Fending off the competition

Strategic plan

UA schools aim for 'relentless focus on learning'

A "relentless focus on learning" and "clear, high expectations for great learning and teaching" are among the goals listed in a new strategic plan for Upper Arlington schools that was presented to the public for the first time last week.

City tax issue, county races top Nov. 4 ballot

Upper Arlington voters will determine if an increase to the city's income tax rate will be approved when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4.

AEP installing cable, conduit system in Dierker Road area

AEP Ohio officials last week said they're nearing the midway point for work in the Dierker Road area in Upper Arlington that will include upgrading electrical cables and better protecting them.
Police beat

Upper Arlington: Backup sent after dispatcher loses contact with officer

Upper Arlington Police Division officials dispatched backup officers to the 2300 block of West Lane Avenue Oct. 23 after an officer making a traffic stop at approximately 7:30 a.m. did not respond to multiple attempts by headquarters to maintain contact with her.

Issue 23 backers report raising more than $80,000

A group of Upper Arlington residents supporting a proposed local income tax increase from 2 percent to 2.5 percent raised more than $80,000 for their effort, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed with the Franklin County Board of Elections by the Oct. 23 deadline.
Campaign finance reports

Mingo ahead of Schadek in fundraising, spending

Incumbent Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo held wide margins in campaign fundraising and spending over challenger Mike Schadek, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed with the Franklin County Board of Elections.
City notes

Projects made possible by grants, partnerships

Last Thursday, with a beautiful sunny fall day as our backdrop, city, schools and library leaders gathered with two special guests in celebration of a project made possible through community visioning, partnerships and grant money.
Charter bus accident

Wellington students treated after Oct. 21 crash in Canada

Few details have been released about an Oct. 21 accident involving a charter bus carrying 30 eighth-graders and three chaperones from The Wellington School.
Upper Arlington tax measure

Issue 23 backers raise more than $80,000

A group of Upper Arlington residents supporting a proposed 25-percent local income-tax increase raised more than $80,000 for their effort, according to pre-election campaign finance reports released Thursday, Oct. 23.

For those who would pay, Issue 23 could cost more than $400 a year

A proposed 25-percent income tax increase would raise the median Upper Arlington taxpayers' annual costs by more than $400, but supporters maintain it's an investment that has to be made.

Lining the route

City notes

Upper Arlington residents have questions, feedback about Issue 23

It has been a busy and interesting fall for me, with 30-plus meetings added to an already full schedule in order to discuss Issue 23. It has been gratifying to have so many residents come to these meetings already informed but ready to discuss the finer details.

New health-care contract saves city $190K

Upper Arlington officials said 2015 will represent the fourth consecutive year in which the city will pay less for its employee health-care coverage than it did in 2011.

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