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all R friends teaches skill sets, tries to find matching jobs

For adults with disabilities, finding work can be a challenge.
PROS tax renewal

Senior Center members back Issue 24 plan

Issue 24, the proposed renewal of Westerville's 0.25-percent PROS tax, would fund parks improvements tailored to families, bicyclists and athletes, as well as new projects that would drastically change the parks landscape within the city.
Police beat

Westerville: Daughter facing charges after dad reports drug use

Charges of child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia are pending against a woman after her father brought evidence of her drug use to Westerville police Oct. 11 out of fear for his grandson's safety.
Budget review

City expects to add no positions through 2019

Budgeting season is underway in Westerville, as city department managers present their expected spending plans for 2015 to City Council.

Hair dye helps unite North's 'Cheaper' cast

Westerville North High School students started to feel like a family in preparation for this week's production of Cheaper by the Dozen.

Pentello resigns from coaching, will retire from teaching

Longtime Westerville South High School football coach Rocky Pentello announced his resignation from coaching and retirement from teaching Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Board picks a bone with state's gap-closing grade

When Westerville City School District board members received the district's annual report card from the Ohio Department of Education in September, they weren't pleased with the results.

Chamber's Evening of Elegance on tap

For its largest fundraiser of the year, the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce is channeling a Cuban attitude with the annual Evening of Elegance.

City's online survey deadline Oct. 20

Just days remain for Westerville residents to voice their opinions to city staff members in this year's resident survey.

Harvest Festival planned for Oct. 25

The Otterbein University Center for Community Engagement will host the Helping Harvest Festival of Sharing from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Otterbein Community Garden, 390 N. Spring Road.

Volunteer of the Year nominations sought

Direct Energy and ThisWeek Community News are seeking nominations for the third annual Columbus Volunteer Citizen of the Year award.

Eager safety learner

Police beat

Westerville: 18-year-olds take clothes, may be charged

Two 18-year-old Columbus women may face charges of burglary and breaking and entering after taking clothes from a Westerville residence about 2 p.m. Sept. 29, Westerville police reported.
Chamber corner

Westerville chamber appoints new trustees

The Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Andrew Bounds of Walmart to the Chamber Board of Trustees, effective October 2014.

Uptown parking plan on its way to City Council

Westerville's city staff has made its final presentation to the community before taking its new Uptown parking plan to city council for approval.

Seniors hope for another Ham and Bean Dinner record

For their 31st annual Ham and Bean Dinner, organizers at the Westerville Senior Center are preparing for a possible third record-setting year in a row.

Vietnam vets recognize Gray as teacher of the year

The Vietnam Veterans of America have recognized Westerville North High School teacher Scott Gray as the organization's Educator of the Year.

Sets, dark plot fuel South's classic 'Dracula'

Before being introduced to Bram Stoker's Dracula, most of what Westerville South High School students knew about vampire folklore was bad Transylvanian accents and what they had seen in pop culture.

New PROS projects target five main areas

Westerville officials are targeting five main areas where they plan to use funds from a proposed 20-year renewal of the city's 0.25 percent Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces (PROS) income tax.

Local man charged with creating child pornography

A former Westerville volunteer youth sports coach was arrested and charged in federal court Oct. 2 on charges that he created child pornography.

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