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Bistro gets its big '8'

8 State Bistro may not be ready to open its doors yet, but owner Kevin Campbell finally has the permission of the Uptown Review Board to move forward with a lighted marquee and illuminated "8" that will certainly stand out on State Street.

Council OK's mixed-use plan for Braun tract

After more than a year of uncertainty, owners RSTLNE LLC and Otterbein University finally have Westerville City Council's approval to move forward on the development of a 95-acre tract known as the Braun Farm at Cooper Road and Cleveland Avenue.

County charges man in fatal hit-skip

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Columbus man Saturday, Nov. 22, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in Blendon Township the day before.

Blendon announces PRIDE honorees

Blendon Middle School has recognized two students and a staff member as part of the 2014-2015 Blendon PRIDE program.

Blendon students spread holiday cheer at Pointview

Blendon Middle School National Honor Society students traveled to Pointview Elementary to host a Craft Club for more than 40 youngsters, who stayed after school to participate.

Career center looks for younger students' attention

Students often don't start thinking about their future occupations until they're in high school -- but the Delaware Area Career Center hopes a program expansion and new outreach efforts will put younger students on the right track sooner.

Coming up

City of Westerville, Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at City Hall, 21 S. State St. Live holiday music will be offered. Sponors include the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department.

Craft show returns to Cherrington

The Cherrington Winterfest & Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Admission is free.
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Explore artistic techniques, relax at Sip & Sketch

Sip & Sketch, a collaboration between the Arts Council of Westerville and Meza Wine Shop, is a wine tasting and casual art class that's perfect for any level of expertise.

District to hold Invention Convention

Westerville Schools will host a free Invention Convention Community Assembly from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Early Learning Center, 936 Eastwind Drive.

Hanby students learn from erosion experiment

Students in Sara Thiegs' science class examined erosion during a visit from the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District.

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. Dec. 22 at the Westerville Division of Fire, 400 W. Main St.

Local writer elected treasurer of national organization

Donna MacMeans of Westerville, the author of six Victorian historical romance novels and one contemporary suspense novel, has been elected treasurer of the executive board of Romance Writers of America (RWA).

Nutcracker cast

BalletMet Columbus will present The Nutcracker Dec. 12-27 at the Ohio Theatre.

On the move

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

Post 171 members donate 75 Thanksgiving meals

Westerville's American Legion Post 171 began celebrating the holidays a bit early this year by delivering Thanksgiving to some veterans in need.

Military notes

Air Force Airman Jesse M. Hood has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

Wanner returns to district, filling in at Blendon

He retired from Westerville City Schools in 2010, but Chris Wanner didn't go far. The former longtime district administrator is serving as the dean of students at Blendon Middle School, likely through the end of the year.

Uptown appreciates plug for Small Business Saturday

While Uptown Westerville and its small shops and businesses are often a focal point of the local community, the national Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 has local merchants hoping for a boost in both profits and awareness.
Volunteer Citizen of the Year

VETMotorsports founder honored for service

An Upper Arlington man who founded a nonprofit motorsports organization to give renewed purpose to military veterans last week was named the 2014 Columbus Volunteer Citizen of the Year.

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