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Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest

Winning entries from eighth year published

To recognize and encourage the talents of literary artists, the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Public Library and the ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion invited writers of all ages to be a part of the community's eighth annual Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest.

Rushdie: Writers are world's 'rememberers'

The acclaimed, controversial novelist Sir Salman Rushdie has written award-winning fiction, been knighted by the Queen of England and has been the subject of an Iranian assassination call.

Uptown Plan will identify 'catalytic projects'

The city of Westerville has been looking for ways to revitalize its Uptown district for some time and has been working on the Uptown Plan for more than a year. At a City Council work session April 8, council members and city planning staff discussed the latest update to the plan, including input from the community.
More orange barrels in Westerville

Decker gets $1.3 million contract for street rebuilds

Get ready for more orange barrels and construction crews. Westerville's annual street rehabilitation project soon will be in full swing.

Magnet school programs will grow again

Magnet school programs will return for second- and third-graders at Hanby and Emerson elementary schools next school year.

Cross Walk will follow new route on Good Friday

For the first time in more than 20 years, the annual Good Friday Cross Walk coordinated by the Westerville Area Ministerial Association will follow a different route for the Easter weekend tradition.
'Real Money, Real World'

Finance course is eye-opener for students

Westervillle South High School senior Steven Lyman was trying to decide between a new minivan or maybe a used sedan.
Police beat

Westerville: Electronics reported stolen in E. Home Street burglary

A house in the 200 block of East Home Street was burglarized April 7 when an unknown suspect found a spare key in the back of the residence, Westerville police reported.

WARM buys building, plans move in May

After more than 40 years of service to the city, the Westerville Area Resource Ministry is moving to a larger $1.2 million facility at 150 Heatherdown Drive.
'Anne Frank and Me'

Today, World War II entwine in play

Westerville North High School actors cross cultures and time with their spring play Anne Frank and Me.

'Gateway' project in final phase

After months of construction and more than a year of planning, the city of Westerville's gateway improvements project is finally entering into its final phase.
Police beat

Westerville: Stumbling women stopped in store, arrested on warrants

Westerville police were called when two women -- ages 28 and 34 -- were seen stumbling through a department store in the first block of Huber Village Boulevard April 4. An employee said neither woman could walk or stand up straight, and both appeared intoxicated.

No developments in arson investigation

More than two weeks after announcing that four homes were targeted by an arsonist, the Westerville Division of Police still is looking for a break in the case.

Percussionists hope to drum up a win in Dayton

The Westerville Indoor Percussion Ensemble will compete in Winter Guard International World Finals in Dayton this weekend.

Three students are state finalists in Laws of Life contest

Three Westerville students have advanced as finalists in the state's Laws of Life essay contest.
School notes

District is on solid financial footing despite state maneuvers

Last December, Westerville Board of Education members and representatives from the district's Leadership Team met at our Early Learning Center for the board's annual year-end retreat.

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