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Discovering library's wonders

The classes, to be held at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 9, feature songs, books and other activities for infants and toddlers.

City Council approves two tax breaks to attract, retain jobs

At the recommendation of Economic Development Administrator Jason Bechtold, Westerville City Council members approved tax offsets for two businesses at their Nov. 17 meeting.

Dec. 1 vote expected on 2016 spending

Westerville City Council is expected Tuesday, Dec. 1, to vote on a spending plan for its nearly $38.5 million in anticipated revenue next year.

March 15 ballot will include six-year fire levy

Westerville City Council seek a new fire levy on the March 15 ballot.
Westerville ArtsLine

Community choir looking for singers of all ages

All ages are invited to join with others who love to sing and become a member of the new Westerville Community Choir, formed with the support of the Arts Council of Westerville.

Craft show fundraiser will feature homemade wares

Anyone looking for handmade gifts this Christmas might find potential purchases at the 18th annual Gingerbread Cottage Craft Show, a fundraiser hosted by the Westerville South High School Instrumental Music Boosters.
Small Business Saturday

Merchants welcome shoppers Nov. 28

After spending the early hours of Black Friday at big-box retailers and scrolling through online sales, Uptown Westerville shop owners are hoping central Ohio residents will spend some time at their shops for American Express' Small Business Saturday.
Police beat

Westerville: Video-game equipment, shoes stolen in burglary

A Westerville resident reported his home in the 900 block of Cross Country Drive East was burglarized between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 16.
Ohio veterans

Briggs joins father in hall of fame

Since he returned from serving in Operation Desert Storm, Alan Briggs didn't think he had accomplished all that much.

Coming up

Snowflake Castle 2015, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7-12 at the Everal Barn and Homestead, 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Participants can visit Santa's Workshop, make a wooden toy to paint and take home, have photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and visit the gift shop. Tickets, $5 per child, are on sale at Reservations are required for children to build a toy. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

College notes

* Brittany Stites of Westerville was named to the summer term dean's list at Marion Technical College.

Evening of Elegance

The chamber's largest fundraiser of the year drew more than 250 people representing 150 businesses and is expected to raise more than $30,000.

Library staffers see stars again

For the third year in a row, the Westerville Public Library has earned a top ranking from Library Journal, placing it among the top 1 percent of institutions in the nation.

WARM, Rotary seek 22 tons of groceries

As families prepare for their holiday meals, the Westerville Area Resource Ministry and the Rotary Clubs of Westerville are preparing for the year's biggest food drive.

Westerville Schools news

* Knights of Columbus representative Scott Muehlbauer visited the Westerville city schools administrative offices Oct. 15 to present a $3,789.18 check to the Special Education Department.

Making marks

Westerville-area students named to the honor and merit rolls for the first grading period of the 2015-16 school year at St. Charles Preparatory School are:

Westerville Public Library news

The Westerville Public Library is at 126 S. State St. For information, call 614-882-7277 or visit

Honor roll

Westerville North High School

Capriccio Youth Choir plans Nov. 22 concert

Capriccio Youth Choir will open its fifth season with music that celebrates old and new favorites in a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Westerville Community United Church of Christ, 770 County Line Road, Westerville.

Otterbein to present dance concerts Nov. 19 - 22

The Otterbein University Department of Theater and Dance will present its annual dance concert, Dance 2015: Famously Yours ... Forever at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Fritsche Theatre in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.

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