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Eminent-domain ruling

Westerville won't appeal court ruling, will pay $1.3M

Westerville officials announced Tuesday they will not appeal a court decision that will cost the city $1.3 million.

Planners pan M/I's proposed Central College houses

For the second time in two months, members of the Westerville Planning Commission told representatives of M/I Homes that they are not satisfied with what the developer is proposing for a large housing project in the Central College area.

Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival slated Sunday at McVay Elementary

The Westerville Lions Club will host the sixth annual Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at the log cabin at McVay Elementary School, 270 S. Hempstead Road.

Open house at fire stations Sunday

As part of its National Fire Prevention Week observance, the Westerville Division of Fire will host open houses at its three firehouses from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.

Otterbein 'O' Club golf outing Oct. 13

The Otterbein 'O' Club's 40th Annual Fall Golf Classic will take place Oct. 13 at The Lakes Golf and Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road

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. Oct. 27, at the Westerville Division of Fire, 400 W. Main St.

Neighbors in the news

Tim Cain and Jean-Claude Ndongo of Westerville have been named to Otterbein University's Alumni Council.
New school year calendar

Hours dedicated to state testing irks school board

As the Westerville school district adjusts its calendar from days to hours, district leaders and Board of Education members are complaining about the volume of time spent on state testing.

Suspended coach faces arraignment Tuesday

Suspended Westerville South High School football coach Rocky Pentello faces an arraignment Tuesday, Oct. 7, after being arrested and charged with assault and endangering children.
Police beat

Westerville: Teen charged with breaking into grandma's house

An 18-year-old Westerville resident was arrested for burglary and suspected of trafficking in drugs after a neighbor called police to report seeing him climb through a window into his grandmother's house in the first block of Electric Avenue, Westerville police reported.
8 State Bistro

Valet parking raises Planning Commission concerns

The proposed 8 State Bistro took its first step toward a plan for valet parking when the esterville Planning Commission approved a variance for the building's parking restrictions.
Former Knights Inn demolished

City looks for new user of cleared hotel site

The longtime Westerville eyesore known as the former Knights Inn property has been demolished.

Westerville Public Library news

Westerville Public Library is at 126 S. State St. For more information or to register for the following programs, call 614-882-7277 or visit

Tryouts Oct. 1-2 for 2014 'Westerville's Got Talent'

Auditions are approaching for this year's Westerville's Got Talent.

Symphony to host Oct. 10 wine tasting

The Westerville Symphony at Otterbein University will present its annual wine tasting, Pairings, at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at the Lakes Golf and Country Club.

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.

Making Marks

* Andrew (Drew) Mantenieks, a pupil at Walnut Springs Middle School, was recognized by the Westerville City Schools Board of Education on July 28 for having received the R.A. Horn Outstanding Student Achievement Award from the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities.
Genoa Township

Police chief: Stop shows 'crime does happen here'

On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 7, Genoa Township residents got a reminder that central Ohio crime isn't limited to Columbus.

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College notes

* Ashley Salyers of Westerville has been awarded the President's Scholarship through the Scholarship for Excellence program at Youngstown State University.

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