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Westerville man sentenced in tax scheme

After carrying out a fraudulent federal income tax refund scheme for four years, Westerville's Roma L. Sims was sentenced last week to more than eight years in prison and ordered to pay back more than $3.5 million.

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Longtime service director retiring Aug. 29

In nine years as Westerville's service department director, Frank Wiseman has dealt with snow, hurricane-force winds and downed trees.
Police beat

Westerville: Police get conflicting stories after soccer scrum

Westerville police were called to the Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., Aug. 17 after a soccer player and a fan -- both adults -- accused each other of assault on the field.

New community mural shows 'art is important'

A mural planned for nearly three months that had to dodge rainstorms and rescheduling has finally debuted along the Westerville Walk and Bike Route.

Rotary Club offers IHS scholarship

The Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club announced Aug. 20 that it will participate in a nationwide scholarship program for high school students interested in studying abroad.

School district awards 7 more diplomas

Seven more students earned their diplomas from Westerville Central, North and South high schools Monday night, Aug. 25.

Attorney General sues local business

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing a laser liposuction company that operates in Westerville and Beachwood for unfair and deceptive business practices.

Young people invited to 'Passport to the Arts' Sept. 26

Passport to the Arts invites all young people to explore the arts from 6 to 8:30 p.m. during 4th Friday Sept. 26.

Restaurateur eyes Uptown Westerville brewery-deli

Despite the city's long history with the Prohibition movement, a first-time restaurateur has decided that Uptown Westerville is the perfect place for a brewery.

Buckets of ice buoy local ALS donations

Westerville organization Winning the Fight Crowe-Wentzel ALS Research has seen an increase in donations thanks to community members participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge.
OhioHealth 4th Fridays

11,000 people -- and 300 dogs -- expected for 4th Friday

As August comes to a close, Uptown Westerville will be embracing the "dog days" of summer.
Eminent domain case

Appeals court upholds award for $1.3 million

After four years of legal battles, James Taylor, owner of the US Bank property at 833 S. State St., is one step closer to a $1.3 million check from the city.

New act for old theater: Upscale restaurant

Westerville residents who were hoping to restore Uptown's historic State Theater into a modern movie house aren't getting their wish, but the building will no longer sit vacant if a new proposal goes through.

Catch Otterbein grads on small screen this fall

Despite graduating from a theater program, a pair of Otterbein alumni find themselves starring not on the stage, but in television shows during the fall season.
Closed Knights Inn property

Council OKs purchase of abandoned hotel

Westerville City Council approved the purchase of a dilapidated hotel property near the southern entrance to the city on State Street.

Father, daughter work through mission to Africa

If given the choice to go to any continent, where would you choose?
Campus police records lawsuit

DeWine sides with student in Otterbein records fight

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has taken an interest in the public records lawsuit between a recent Otterbein University graduate and the university.
School district capital improvements

Big slate of summer work 'on time, under budget'

Summer capital improvement jobs across the Westerville City School District were completed on time and under budget, district officials report.

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