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Coming Up

Westerville Central Music Boosters, pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mount Royal Ave. Admission will be $7 for adults and children 13 years old and up, $5 for ages 1 to 12 years old, no charges for those under 1.

Westerville North wins funds in vote

The Westerville North High School Warriors recently received a $10,000 McDonald's Activities Grant from McDonald's Restaurants of Columbus and Central Ohio.

College notes

* Westerville-area students who graduated from Columbus State Community College after the summer 2016 semester include: William Allen, Adam Amici, James Bradshaw, Madison Charnes, Anna Ciora, Murana Conteh, Natalia Hoffman-Shaw, Bernice Johnson, Robin Kayser, Steven Klinge, Summer McCann, Joe Oliver, Andrew Posani, Anthony Prculovski, Saidi Senkondo and Nathan Stover.

Tree stands as symbol of strength, motivation

Classmates from high school and college remember Jamie Shaver Mayberry racing around softball bases, her sandy hair covered in diamond dust.

Meal, music contribute to Habitat

For this year's iteration of the Westerville Habitat Partnership's Progressive Christmas Concert, organizers have added a dinner element in hopes of raising even more money for Habitat for Humanity.
Holiday happenings

Cheer available in abundance at weekend events

The first weekend in December officially kicks off the holiday season in Westerville.
Westerville Civic Theatre

Play evokes radio's early days in telling Scrooge story

Westerville Civic Theatre brings "A Christmas Carol" to life with a twist-a live vintage radio broadcast-where the audience watches actors portray the well-loved characters, but also create sound effects for the radio and commercials for "extra-fancy" fruitcake.
Police beat

Westerville: Burglary results in $6,000 loss for residents

Westerville police said residents in the 300 block of Northgate Court reported their apartment was burglarized sometime on the night of Nov. 14.

Former Westerville teacher accused of sexual abuse while tutoring

A former Westerville teacher is accused of molesting two boys he tutored in math at their homes in Upper Arlington.
Franklin County

Study to determine if abatements work

Using data from seven central Ohio cities, a Massachusetts agency will conduct a study to determine if tax abatements granted to businesses between 1995 and 2015 actually created economic growth or merely shifted the tax burden to others.

Honoring veterans

World War II veteran Harold Hamler salutes the American flag during the playing of the national anthem and reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance during a Veterans Day breakfast Nov. 11 at the Westerville Community Center.

Westerville dancers part of holiday show

The Central Ohio Youth Ballet production of "The Nutcracker" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Midland Theatre, 36 N. Park Place, Newark.

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

'Best Christmas Pageant' set to run

Columbus Children's Theatre will present "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" Nov. 25 through Dec. 18 at the Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St.

Coming Up

City of Westerville, Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 at Westerville City Hall, 21 S. State St. Live holiday music and a candle-lighting ceremony are planned. Paige's Playhouse and the Westerville Community Band will perform.

Westerville365 magazine ceases publication

The issue of Westerville365 magazine that was published in late October will be the last.

Walking tour gives 'Carol' a twist

Tickets have been selling out fast for "Uptown Scrooge," an interactive walking tour performance of "A Christmas Carol" that takes the audience on a journey with Scrooge, shouting "Bah, Humbug!" through the streets and shops of Uptown Westerville.

Spurlock's pop-up plays out as potential prank

For Morgan Spurlock's most recent act, the filmmaker appeared to trick most of central Ohio.
Police beat

Westerville: Interaction turns into a robbery

A Westerville girl was robbed while attempting to purchase a gun from a 17-year-old Westerville boy.
Westerville Public Library

Five-star rating marks fourth year

For the fourth year in a row, the Westerville Public Library has been recognized as an elite library in the country.

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