More West Side News

All-day kindergarten expected to boost enrollment

The South-Western City School District has begun planning the logistics for moving to adding an all-day, every-day kindergarten program in the fall of 2015.
Reducing infant mortality

City buys wellness truck tractor, targets 3 hot spots

The city of Columbus took two significant steps last week in helping to reduce the infant mortality rate.

Police investigate shooting death of West Side man

Columbus police are investigating the murder of a West Side resident who was shot to death Nov. 19 in a possible robbery.

Pet food donations helping two organizations

A nonprofit organization that seeks to foster appreciation of all animals recently completed a two-week campaign to benefit two other all-volunteer groups that work to keep people and their pets together -- even when the people can't afford to feed their pets and even when the people don't have a home of their own.
Franklin County auditor's report

Only 1.5 percent of triennial-update values challenged

Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo attributes public acceptance of a new normal concerning real-estate values as the reason for a significant reduction in the number of property owners disputing property evaluations.

Superior band

The Westland High School Marching Band earned a Superior rating, the top available score, at the Ohio Music Education Association State Marching Band Finals Nov. 7 at Brunswick High School.

OSU dedicates '21st-century cancer center'

With pomp and pageantry, officials last week unveiled the new Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and ushered in a new era they said could lead to a cancer-free world.
Southwest Public Libraries

Outreach program brings library services to patrons

The staff of the Southwest Public Libraries Outreach Services Program brings the library to those who can't bring themselves to the library.

School district: K-Parent Connect results promising

Thirty-four students and their parents participated in the K-Parent Connect program in the South-Western City School District last year and results showed a positive impact on pre-K literacy, district leaders say.

Organizers expect biggest Wattle yet

The Thanksgiving Wattle 5K Run/Walk returns Nov. 27 to Grove City and event organizer Mark Sigrist expects the number of participants to continue growing.

Prescription Hope navigates clients to drug discounts

In the complex, convoluted landscape of the country's health insurance and medical system, many people fall through the cracks.

Ohio State fund helps military veterans connect

Four years ago, New Albany resident Jim Miller was standing with 17 of his friends at his father's grave in Arlington National Cemetery when he decided he wanted to help veterans.

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