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College notes

* Bianca Anderson, of Galloway, was named to the Binghamton University dean's list for the spring 2016 semester.

EcoFest showcases 'green' living

Henceroth Park has facilities that make it eco-friendly 365 days a year, but the park was "greener" than usual Aug. 20 for the second annual Grove City EcoFest.

School board signs off on new teachers contract

The South-Western City School District board approved a new three-year teachers contract Aug. 22.
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Heroes for Heroes race aids veterans

Reynoldsburg's parks and recreation and police departments, along with the Truro Township Fire Department, will host the third annual Heroes for Heroes 5K obstacle race on a significant date this year: Sunday, Sept. 11.
Age-Friendly Columbus

Surveys first step in keeping seniors happy

Surveys will go out the first week of September to 1,500 randomly selected residents throughout Columbus who are 50 or older.

Auction to help save shelter dogs

Gail the pit bull had probably already eaten the towel by the time she arrived at the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center.

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Body cameras CPD braces for more records requests

As the city of Columbus purchases body cameras for its police force, it also expects to add about dozen people to deal with a projected increase in public-records requests.

Doors to five new SWCS schools to open Aug. 24

The new school year will begin Aug. 24 in the South-Western City School District with the official opening of the new school buildings constructed in the last phase of the district's Ohio Facilities Construction Commission project.

Heart and sole: Church doles out 6,000 shoes

Many local elementary schoolers will start school next week with a spring in their step, thanks to Cypress Church.

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