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Coming Up

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program assists unemployed residents of Franklin, Delaware and Licking counties workers with securing employment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized training, upgrading of skills and job search. Age, income and residency requirements apply. Call 614-258-7295 or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

College notes

* Columbus and Galloway students who graduated from Columbus State Community College after the summer 2016 semester include Kaltun Abeeb, James Amelung, Abdullahi Bilal, Aaron Biscup, Margaret Cadden, Michelle Finn, Rachel Glasner, Kaitlynn Holbert, Shauna Jacobs, Jaclynn Kunz, Jeffrey McCannon, Ashley Rondy, Zachary Smith, Richard Ugland and Nuredin Wosho.

Seasonal greenery

Franklin County

Study to determine if abatements work

Using data from seven central Ohio cities, a Massachusetts agency will conduct a study to determine if tax abatements granted to businesses between 1995 and 2015 actually created economic growth or merely shifted the tax burden to others.
News from neighbors: Grove City

'Do-not-knock' registry under consideration for peddlers

Grove City leaders are considering creating a "do-not-knock" registry for residents who don't want commercial peddlers visiting their homes.
Death Row story

Exoneration called 'God's providence'

The Rev. Neil P. Kookoothe is not only a Catholic priest at the Church of St. Clarence in North Olmsted, but also a registered nurse and an attorney.

Coming Up

Westland Senior Citizens, 11 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Columbia Heights Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road. All are welcome. For more information, call 614-878-8996.

Appointments open for Dec. 15 immunizations

Franklin County Public Health will offer adult and child immunizations by appointment only from 9:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Prairie Township Fire Department, 123 Inah Ave., Columbus.
Environmental Court

New approach to aid hoarders

When Daniel R. Hawkins became the third judge in the history of the Franklin County Environmental Court three years ago, he was aware that his predecessors, Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr. and Harland H. Hale, occasionally convened trials on-site.

Bo's sports dome eyes 2017 opening

Programs are scheduled to begin Jan. 2 at Bo Jackson's Elite Sports, the 114,000-square-foot air-filled dome that recently rose from the ground on Cosgray Road across the street from Homestead Park.

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