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His cross to bear

For the first time in more than 20 years, the annual Good Friday Cross Walk coordinated by the Westerville Area Ministerial Association followed a different route on Good Friday. The walk started at First Presbyterian Church, wound its way through the Otterbein University campus and ended at the Church of the Messiah were Good Friday services were held.
Police records lawsuit

Slow-build led to Westerville native's fight with Otterbein

Anna Schiffbauer has lived within Westerville her whole life. She graduated from Westerville South in 2010 and moved around the block to attend Otterbein University.

Extension rolls from Polaris to County Line Road

After nearly two years in development, the extension of Worthington Road between Polaris Parkway and County Line Road is in its final stages of construction.
May 6 primary

Blendon seeks police levy renewal, plus 2 mills

For the first time since 2011, the Blendon Township Police will have a levy on May's primary election ballot.

Superintendent conquers challenge of Boston Marathon

They say you cannot call yourself a distance runner until you run the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon.

Reception, exhibit of artist's work at Community Center

Aisha Zawadi recently moved back to Dayton after living in Denver for more than 25 years. She is a former art teacher and professional artist whose art currently hangs in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

Results of annual LEGO competition released

Wilder Elementary School fifth-grader David Osborne was named Overall Grand Winner of 130 participants at the eighth annual Westerville City Schools LEGO Competition held April 5 at Heritage Middle School.

Robbins bowing out of Leadership Westerville

Leadership Westerville seeks a new organization leader as Executive Director Kristi Robbins steps down from her role next month.
Police beat

Westerville: Rape reported after officers leave scene of domestic incident

After a woman called Westerville police to report an altercation between she and the man living in her basement in the Hideaway Woods apartment complex in the early morning of April 14, she said the man -- an ex-boyfriend -- raped her.

Rushdie: Writers are world's 'rememberers'

The acclaimed, controversial novelist Sir Salman Rushdie has written award-winning fiction, been knighted by the Queen of England and has been the subject of an Iranian assassination call.

Magnet school programs will grow again

Magnet school programs will return for second- and third-graders at Hanby and Emerson elementary schools next school year.
Police beat

Westerville: Electronics reported stolen in E. Home Street burglary

A house in the 200 block of East Home Street was burglarized April 7 when an unknown suspect found a spare key in the back of the residence, Westerville police reported.

Uptown Plan will identify 'catalytic projects'

The city of Westerville has been looking for ways to revitalize its Uptown district for some time and has been working on the Uptown Plan for more than a year. At a City Council work session April 8, council members and city planning staff discussed the latest update to the plan, including input from the community.
More orange barrels in Westerville

Decker gets $1.3 million contract for street rebuilds

Get ready for more orange barrels and construction crews. Westerville's annual street rehabilitation project soon will be in full swing.

Church concert set for April 18

Church of the Messiah invites the community to a performance of "In My Place: Remembering Christ's Sacrifice of Love" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18.
'Real Money, Real World'

Finance course is eye-opener for students

Westervillle South High School senior Steven Lyman was trying to decide between a new minivan or maybe a used sedan.
Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest

Winning entries from eighth year published

To recognize and encourage the talents of literary artists, the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Public Library and the ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion invited writers of all ages to be a part of the community's eighth annual Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest.

Cross Walk will follow new route on Good Friday

For the first time in more than 20 years, the annual Good Friday Cross Walk coordinated by the Westerville Area Ministerial Association will follow a different route for the Easter weekend tradition.

WARM buys building, plans move in May

After more than 40 years of service to the city, the Westerville Area Resource Ministry is moving to a larger $1.2 million facility at 150 Heatherdown Drive.
'Anne Frank and Me'

Today, World War II entwine in play

Westerville North High School actors cross cultures and time with their spring play Anne Frank and Me.

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