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Cold for a cause

Four hundred people signed up to plunge into a pool of freezing water for the charity event, which benefits Special Olympics of Ohio. Pledges to Morbitzer's team will go to Westerville Special Olympics.

Northstar Cafe owners taking time; opening pushed to 2016

Northstar Cafe's Westerville location won't be opening its doors in 2015, but that's just fine with co-owner Darren Malhame.

Koble Greek-Italian Grill opens after partners' yearlong effort

After more than a year of work and planning, business partners Orion Trifoni and Ilias Strovolidis have finally opened the doors to the Koble Greek-Italian Grill in Uptown Westerville.

Local men plead guilty to child porn charges

Two Westerville residents arrested on child pornography charges in 2014 saw their cases move further in February.

47th Rotary Fish Fry set Sunday

Sunday, March 1 will mark the 47th Rotary Fish Fry and Bake, an annual event which has raised more than $400,000 for college scholarships awarded to Westerville-area students.
Police beat

Westerville: Man dead in apparent overdose

A 29-year-old Westerville man was found dead in his home Feb. 15 from a suspected heroin overdose, Westerville police reported.

Strike one for charity

Proceeds from the event benefitted the Westerville Symphony, Westerville Chamber Foundation and the Westerville Education Foundation.

Griffin to speak at church fundraiser for meal program

Ohio State football legend and two-time Heisman trophy winner Archie Griffin will speak at the Friday Fare fundraiser at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave.

Board awards contracts for middle school projects

The Westerville Board of Education Feb. 9 approved two contracts for summer 2015 capital improvements projects:
Westerville ArtsLine

Accessible Expressions Ohio presents 'A Day of Arts for All' exhibition

Started in 1996, Accessible Expressions Ohio is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of visual art for artists of all ages with disabilities. This professional development opportunity helps raise awareness about art and disability by presenting the art in inclusive settings.

College notes

Westerville area students who were named to the dean's list for the 2014 fall semester at Otterbein University are: Miranda Martin, Olivia LeRose, Samantha Birri, William Harkenrider, Ashley Bandy, Tyler Presas, Chelsea Snyder, Amie Gale, Rachel Kerr, Carly Marburger, Ross Pfeil and Emmanuela Bean.

Honor Flight reaching out to local Korean War vets

Nearly 400 veterans are on a waiting list to take part in this year's Honor Flight program, but organizers would like some more in line.

Central ready for earnest 'Our Town'

Student actors at Westerville Central High School this weekend will present Our Town, a play about a fictional but relatable American small town

Bokros eager to start service on City Council

John Bokros has been dreaming of being a member of Westerville City Council for 20 years.

Handler switches gears, not gaze, to write for adults

As author Daniel Handler addressed the crowd inside Westerville Central High School's auditorium, wind swirled around the building and snow covered the parking lot outside.
State auditor's finding

Two former employees must repay thousands

Two Westerville City School District employees received more than $9,000 in pay they were not due and now are on the hook to pay it back.
Police beat

Westerville: Resident one of many victims of thief who posed as maid

A resident who reported more than $3,000 worth of jewelry taken from her house in southeast Westerville was informed by a police detective that she's one of "at least 15" victims of a suspected thief masquerading as a maid.

Chief Morbitzer ready for cold dip

Polar bears and penguins won't be the only creatures taking a dip in the freezing water at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium this weekend.

County revisits idea of Big Walnut interchange on I-71

The idea of building an Interstate 71 interchange just south of Alum Creek Reservoir in Delaware County is an old one, but a planned study could give it new life.
Ohio Newspaper Association

'ThisWeek' wins 15 statewide awards

ThisWeek Community News publications were recognized with 15 awards from the Ohio Newspaper Association Feb. 11, in the ONA's annual contest among the state's weekly newspapers.

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