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Westerville development

Future of dealership isn't clear

After more than a year without any progress, odds are "50-50" the planned Volkswagen dealership on the north side of Westerville may never come to fruition.

Westerville school were on brief lockdown after nearby stabbing

Westerville's McVay Elementary School was locked down briefly Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22, as police searched for a suspect in a stabbing case.

Coming Up

St. Joan of Arc 25th annual craft show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 10700 Liberty Road S, Powell. The event will feature more than 100 vendors offering handmade crafts, a bake sale and raffle baskets. Sponsored by the Women's Club of Powell. Admission is free.

College notes

* Kenneth Hagans of Westerville recently received a master of business administration degree from Western Governors University.

High schools plan for conferences

Parent-teacher conferences will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28 and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Westerville Central High School, 936 Eastwind Drive.

Westerville Public Library news

The Westerville Public Library is at 126 S. State St. For more information or to register for the following programs, call 614-882-7277 or visit westervillelibrary.org.

Neighbors in the news

* Jeffrey Bracken and Natalie Schaublin, teachers at Westerville North High School, recently received a $2,000 grant as part of the 2016 Voya Unsung Heroes awards competition.

Military notes

Idriss A. Mansaray, a U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet at Bowling Green State University, recently completed a Cadet Troop Leader Training assignment.
Rock the 'Ville redux

Sidewalk artists brave rain to create

Dark skies threatened to rain out Uptown Westerville's rescheduled Rock the 'Ville, but merchants, musicians and chalk artists persisted, determined to hold the event rain or shine.
Newell Rubbermaid bouncing out

Westerville leaders not surprised Elmer's didn't stick around

Newell Rubbermaid is laying off the few remaining employees at its Elmer's Products Inc. facility in Westerville and closing the site permanently, according to a letter sent Sept. 2 to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.
Police beat

Westerville: Resident reports theft of political signs

A Westerville man called police to report the repeated theft of presidential campaign signs from his lawn.

Educators try to connect calculations, card grades

Letter grades on the Westerville City School District's final state report card were on the low side -- the district received component grades of C for Achievement, D for value-added Progress, B for four- and five-year graduation rates, C in Prepared for Success and two F grades, in the categories of Gap Closing and K-3 Literacy.

Taxpayers on hook for 'free' college courses

"Free college credit" for seventh-graders and older students -- the lure of the popular dual-enrollment program that Ohio put into effect a year ago -- isn't free for school districts.

Elmer's departure from Westerville is official

Newell Rubbermaid is laying off the few remaining employees at its Elmer's Products Inc. facility in Westerville and closing the site permanently, according to a letter sent Sept. 2 to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

On the move

* Eric Van Buskirk of Westerville recently was hired as the director of Crane Family Office Inc.

Westerville Public Library news

The Westerville Public Library is at 126 S. State St.
Westerville Public Library

Chips make lighter work of tracking

When visitors borrow and return materials from the Westerville Public Library, a new bit of technology will be making the process smoother and easier.
Sept. 11 remembrance

Beam is gathering point for reflection

On that clear, sunny morning of Sept. 11, 15 years ago, the girder was a section of the World Trade Center's North Tower, just above where the first airliner struck.
Police beat

Westerville: Teens facing charges for multiple thefts

Three 16-year-old Westerville boys were arrested after police found them with a variety of items allegedly stolen from area vehicles.
Arts Council of Westerville

Random art displays have purpose

To reintroduce themselves to the Westerville community and add a splash of art to Uptown, the Arts Council of Westerville is putting together a series of spontaneous exhibits throughout the city.

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