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Westerville Public Library news

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Tryouts Oct. 1-2 for 2014 'Westerville's Got Talent'

Auditions are approaching for this year's Westerville's Got Talent.

Symphony to host Oct. 10 wine tasting

The Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University will present its annual wine tasting, Pairings, at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at the Lakes Golf and Country Club.

Senior News

The Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St., is sponsored by the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department for people age 55 and older. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The phone number is 614-901-6560.

Making Marks

* Andrew (Drew) Mantenieks, a pupil at Walnut Springs Middle School, was recognized by the Westerville City Schools Board of Education on July 28 for having received the R.A. Horn Outstanding Student Achievement Award from the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities.
Genoa Township

Police chief: Stop shows 'crime does happen here'

On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 7, Genoa Township residents got a reminder that central Ohio crime isn't limited to Columbus.

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College notes

* Ashley Salyers of Westerville has been awarded the President's Scholarship through the Scholarship for Excellence program at Youngstown State University.

Blendon plans memorial to honor Jane Juergens

Blendon Township officials are aiming for construction next year of a memorial to honor late resident Jane Juergens, who was stabbed to death by a troubled teen while jogging in the park Oct. 20.

TIF will pay for new park in Central College

Westerville City Council last week approved creation of a new Tax-Increment Financing district to aid development of a major project in the Central College area, east of Sunbury Road.
Police beat

Westerville: North student charged with assault on school bus

An 18-year-old student at Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Road, was arrested Sept. 19 after assaulting another student on a school bus, Westerville police reported.

Wraps come off Uptown parking plan Tuesday

Westerville city staff has been working for months with Walker Parking Consultants to improve parking in Uptown, and organizers are ready to share their progress with residents at an open house from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Body found in Hoover identified

Blendon Township Police have identified the dead man found in Hoover Reservoir last week.

Columbus Academy boasts dozen Merit semifinalists

Columbus Academy has 12 students from this year's senior class who have been named semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Appropriations budget moves past $200M

The Westerville school board at its meeting Monday, Sept. 22, approved a $211.2 million appropriation budget for the 2014-2015 school year.

District will put Fab Labs to use at middle schools

The multi-million dollar mobile MIT Fabrication Laboratories have rolled into central Ohio's school districts.

Kellogg sees 'steady' report card results

The Westerville City School District maintained stable results with this year's annual State Report Card issued by the Ohio Department of Education, district administrators said.

5 local students named Merit semifinalists

Five Westerville students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.

Otterbein plans $50 million 'Stand' fundraising campaign

Otterbein University officials announced a $50 million comprehensive campaign during its homecoming pre-game ceremony Saturday, Sept. 20.

Music & Arts Festival earns publications' kudos

Established in 1974 as a street festival, the Westerville Area Chamber Music & Arts Festival is now respected as one of the finest outdoor juried arts festivals in Ohio.

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