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Furniture bank can use donations, volunteers

Spring-cleaning season is here, and items that no longer may be useful to one person could help someone else.

Coming up

Heritage Celebration, noon to 6:30 p.m. June 6 and noon to 3 p.m. June 7 at Century Village at Fryer Park, 4185 Orders Road, Grove City. Guests can experience life in America between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War as re-enactors represent the military, craftsmen, musicians and homesteaders. Traditional music, period crafts, playing of traditional games and visits to the historic buildings including a one-room school, log home and working blacksmith shop will be included. The Ohio Village Muffins will play vintage 1860s baseball in period uniforms at 1 p.m. June 6. This annual event is presented by the city of Grove City and the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society. Admission is free, but donations to the Grove City Food Pantry are accepted.
Pink Out at Park

Walkers step up to fight cancer

Park Street Intermediate School students joined the battle against breast cancer Friday, May 15, by participating in the school's second Pink Out at Park event.

Vote closes the book on planning phase for library

Officials with the city of Grove City and Southwest Public Libraries are on board with the design for the new Grove City Library.

CCAD to host digital post-production studio

Two organizations are teaming up to make Columbus a serious competitor in the digital post-production industry.

Forum examines pros, cons of standardized tests

As Ohio legislators ponder whether to restructure the new PARCC and AIR state assessments based on the recommendations of a testing advisory committee, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus will hold a public forum on the subject.
High school graduations

4 ceremonies set May 30 at Celeste Center

The South-Western City School District's graduation ceremonies will have a new home this year.

Coming up

Columbus Historical Society, 2015 Columbus City Tour Series, starting at 9:30 a.m. May 23, June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26 and Oct. 24 at the society gallery, 333 W. Broad St. and COSI. Participants will travel through downtown with its historical centerpiece, the Ohio Statehouse; the Columbus Commons; the Short North Arts District; German Village; the Arena District; Olde Towne East; the Discovery District; and Franklin Park. Tours last two and a half hours and cost $30 per person, $27 for senior citizens, $24 for members of the Columbus Historical Society (unlimited ticket purchases for members). Registration and payment in advance are required. For reservations call 614-224-0822.

Byers is bullish on Grove City

George Kauffman said he finds it hard to believe Grove City hasn't had any other car dealerships over the past 40 years.

Man wants to build paintball park in township

A professional paintball player looking to bring a facility to the Columbus area identified Jackson Township for a possible location.

New college credit program ready for launch this fall

About 250 South-Western high school students have expressed interest in participating in the district's new Accelerated Learning Center.

Making marks

Bishop Ready High School senior David Wood recently completed the requirements to attain Eagle Scout status in the Boy Scouts of America. For his service project, he landscaped the grounds and refurbished/repainted the accompanying area at the nonprofit organization VOICEcorps in West Columbus. Wood is the son of David and Janet Wood of Galloway.

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