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$1.3 million eminent domain case

No decision announced on whether city will appeal

After more than a month of silence, Westerville officials have yet to determine whether they will appeal a case that could cost the city more than $1.3 million.

Immunization clinic set up for children

Franklin County Public Health will offer childhood immunizations by appointment only at a clinic set for 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the Westerville Division of Fire, 400 W. Main St.

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.

Real World, Real Money

623rd Field Artillery Unit

Korean War guardsmen reunite -- maybe for last time

Most of them were teenagers when they became members of the National Guard's 623rd field artillery unit out of Springfield, Ky., before they went to Korea in 1951.
'From Devastation to Hope'

9/11 memorial draws lesson of good springing from bad

It's been 13 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, shook the nation.

District report card: five A's, three B's, one F

The Westerville City School District received A's, B's and one F in its annual report card from the Ohio Department of Education. There is no overall grade for districts or schools yet. with those planned to return next year.

Scrawled threat ends in 14-year-old's arrest

Just minutes before school began at Westerville South High School Monday, Sept. 15, Westerville police arrested a 14-year-old boy who they believe threatened a school shooting the same day.
Police beat

Westerville: Jogger finds deceased man by road

A 63-year-old man was found dead Sept. 8 on the street in front of an Uptown residence in the first block of West Plum Street, Westerville police reported.

Resident faces charges in deaf-community scam

A Westerville woman who is deaf faces charges of theft from an elderly person for her role in a scam that reportedly preyed upon other members of the deaf community.
'Imagine Westerville'

Officials hold joint meeting to set project's course

As another step in the city's Imagine Westerville project, Westerville City Council and Planning Commission members held a joint session Sept. 9 to discuss the community's opinion on the development plan, and to add their own input.

66 new teachers in class; more may be needed next year

The Westerville City School District hired 66 teachers this year and could be looking to hire more next year.
2013-14 report card

Westerville school district earns five A’s, three B’s, one F

The Westerville City School District received A’s, B’s and one F in its annual report card from the Ohio Department of Education. There is no overall grade for districts or schools yet. with those planned to return next year.

Power ball

OLC honors Barlow as Hall of Fame Librarian

The Ohio Library Council has recognized Don W. Barlow of the Westerville Public Library as its 2014 Hall of Fame Librarian.

Central College to get new life as Head Start site

Central College Elementary School will open its doors again for preschool students next month in a partnership with the Child Development Council of Franklin County.

Fire Chief Ingles stepping down after 25 years

The indelible image of an American firefighter is of a courageous hero running into a burning building to save lives and extinguish flames.

Police seek info on SUV involved in motorcycle accident

After two weeks of searching for a suspect in a possible hit-and-run case, Westerville police are asking the public to help them track down the owner of a blue Ford Expedition that allegedly ran a motorcyclist off the road Aug. 22.
Police beat

Westerville: Bomb threat phoned from within Westerville North

An unknown male called in a fake bomb threat from Westerville North High School to Westerville police on the morning of Sept. 2, police reported.

Threat on bathroom wall is found at Westerville South

After a threatening message was found in graffiti on the wall of a bathroom at Westerville South High School, Principal Steve Andersson sent a cautionary letter to families of students Monday, Sept. 8.

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