More Westerville News

Coming up

Christmas Box Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. To register, call 614-779-6321 or email

Blendon students of the month

Westerville's Blendon Middle School recently announced its November/December PRIDE Students of the Month.

Huber Ridge students enjoy new books

Westerville Partners for Education (WPE) and the Westerville Kiwanis Club brought their Book Bonanza to students at Huber Ridge Elementary School, collecting books from local bookstores, parents, club members and even pupils from other schools.

Locals in 'The Nutcracker'

BalletMet Columbus will present The Nutcracker through Dec. 27 at the Ohio Theatre.

Nominations sought for GEM awards

The deadline for GEM award nominations is Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.

Westerville Public Library news

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

20 going on 60, for the Charity Newsies

This year was Lund's 20th participating in the paper sale to benefit local needy children. But that's got nothing on his father, Don Lund, also of Westerville, who has sold the Charity Newsies edition each year for 60 years. Don Lund was fighting a bug this year but still made it to the intersection to sell copies for about 15 minutes early Saturday morning.

Schools may make PE optional for athletes

Beginning next school year, some Westerville high school students may not have to take a physical education class.

Student charged with making threat using social media app

A 15-year-old Westerville North High School student was arrested Friday, Dec. 12 after threatening gun violence at school via a social media application.
Police beat

Westerville: Woman reports sexual assault

A 23-year-old Lewis Center woman called police and reported she was raped by a Westerville man at his home on the night of Dec. 12, Westerville police reported.
City year-in-review

Parks tax vote, hotel highlight city's '14 news

As has largely been the case for Westerville in recent memory, 2014 was a year of planning for the future.

Prescription Hope navigates clients to drug discounts

In the complex, convoluted landscape of the country's health insurance and medical system, many people fall through the cracks.

Former addict assists others through jobs program

After losing everything to drugs, Dan Hurst got clean and used a $5 loan to rebuild his life and -- eventually -- to teach job skills to central Ohio's special-needs community.

Choir, orchestra students' holiday concert Dec. 16

Choir and orchestra students at Westerville South High School will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Westerville South High School auditorium, 303 S. Otterbein Ave.

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.

On the move

Tony DiBlasi of Westerville was recently named project manager of Renier Construction's Project Construction Team.

Coming up

To add, remove or update a listing, email
Bingham Property

Council OKs annexation of 73-acre tract

After months of planning, the 73-acre tract of land known as the Bingham property is officially a part of the city of Westerville.

8-story hotel, more coming to 'Westar Place'

After purchasing most of the former Altair business park in May, the city of Westerville finally has concrete plans for the space.

Bel Lago switches hands, closes for remodeling

The Bel Lago restaurant has closed while its new owners rebrand the restaurant and remodel the interior.

view past issues