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Race for Breast Cancer Awareness, 7:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at Franklin Heights High School, 1001 Demorest Road, Columbus. The 5K race will begin at 9 a.m. on the track. Proceeds benefit the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Registration before Sept. 17 costs $20 for adults, $10 for ages 11-18 and free for ages 10 and younger. For more information or to register, visit
Flying high

Civil Air Patrol squadron's open house designed to pique interest of students

Christina Verplatse is too young to get behind the wheel of a car -- but in the cockpit, she's an old pro.

Report card results mean 'work to do'

The South-Western City School District earned failing grades on three of the six components of the 2015-16 state report card released Sept. 15 by the Ohio Department of Education.
Columbus Charter Review Committee

Two parties differ on worth of panel

Franklin County Republican Central Committee Chairman Brad Sinnott says the local GOP is maintaining a healthy skepticism over the recent convening of a Columbus Charter Review Committee.
Local races and issues

First of four candidates nights is set for Sept. 27

Dave Paul fears that, amid the storm and fury of the presidential election this year, people may be turned off by politics.
Heroes for Heroes

5K race was tough slog for good cause

The Heroes for Heroes 5K obstacle race Sept. 11 at Civic Park had a dual purpose this year, according to race committee member Michelle Brennan: to honor the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and help a good cause.

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South-Western City Schools

Board OKs more pay for administrators

The South-Western City School District board on Sept. 12 approved a three-year agreement with the district's administrators that provides a 2.25 percent pay increase each year.

New regulations open doors for drone operators

Thanks to new rules from the Federal Aviation Administration, the world of commercial drone flight is no longer the wild west.

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