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Minerva Park officer reports seeing howler monkey

Since Thursday morning, Feb. 4, Minerva Park police have been searching for what they believe is a howler monkey in the village.

Bill would protect abuse victims' privacy

Thanks to a bipartisan effort -- and some personal inspiration -- a pair of central Ohio lawmakers helped guide unanimous passage of a House bill to shield the personal information of domestic violence victims.
City notes

New fire division rating aids residents, business

Earlier this year, the city was proud to announce the Westerville Division of Fire received an upgrade in its rating from the Insurance Services Office Inc. to class 2 from the class 3 it had held for about two decades.

Tunes & Tales turns 30

Bowl-A-Thon scores funds for scholarships, music

Whether you're a gutter ball guru or have talent to spare, bowling can be fun, said Tara Trigg, one of the coordinators of the Westerville Community Bowl-A-Thon.

Children's concert set for Feb. 14

The Westerville Concert Band will present a children's concert, "Heroes and Superheroes," from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mount Royal Ave.

College notes

* Westerville students named to the fall 2015 president's list at Kent State University include: Maria Peck, Rebekah Ciesniewski, Sydney Green and Zachary Nickels.

Hoff Woods plan advances to council

The city of Westerville is one step closer to expanding Hoff Woods Park after receiving unanimous approval from the planning commission.

Military notes

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jadin L. Dickerson, son of Shawna Bobst of Westerville and Chris Dickerson of Waverly, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

Officials: State data mistakes are a concern

The Westerville City School District will not appeal results on the partial 2015 state report card, but found a number of errors that could affect final results and some students' ability to graduate in May.
Police beat

Westerville: Felony charges filed after argument

A 23-year-old Westerville man was arrested and charged with felonious assault, robbery and kidnapping -- all felonies -- after he was accused of beating a 24-year-old Columbus man with a handgun.

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

Writing contest entries sought

Local writers have a little less than a month to enter the 10th annual Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest.

It's snow fun

Pilot program brings EpiPens to schools

All Westerville schools soon will have the ability to deal with life-threatening allergic reactions under a new policy in which the district will stockpile epinephrine auto-injectors, or EpiPens.

City officials: Water is safe

Some of Westerville's drinking water doesn't meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards, but city officials say that's no cause for concern.
Police beat

Westerville: Electronics stolen in home burglary

Someone broke into a house in the 1200 block of Central College Road and stole a variety of electronics the afternoon of Jan. 19.

Convicted scammer sentenced to 5 years in jail

A Columbus man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison and must repay more than $50,000 for scamming elderly and disabled residents into paying him for repair work he never completed or performed haphazardly.

Symposium showcases students' science savvy

Lightning flashed and thunder rolled in a dark room in the Westerville South High School library as three students gave a lively demonstration on "The Science of Lightning."

Church concert scheduled for Jan. 30

A mid-winter concert will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Church of the Messiah's McVay Fellowship Hall, 51 N. State St., Westerville.

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