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City notes

'Westerville Imagined' efforts are for city's next generation

There is a saying that people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan. Westerville has a long history of good planning, with significant activity in the last five years. Since 2010, the city has published an operational strategic plan, master plans for Uptown and Parks and Recreation, and an economic development and branding study. These initiatives demonstrate our commitment to continually assessing where we want to be as a community, developing actionable strategies and plans, and aligning our resources accordingly.

College notes

* Lily Davenport of Westerville was named to the dean's list at the University of the South for the Easter 2015 term.

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Kile up for new challenge at Early Learning Center

Teachers have fresh faces in their classrooms and the Westerville City School District's Early Learning Center also has a fresh, yet familiar, face.

Neon glow in the Friday night lights

Physics contest weighs on students

Police beat

Westerville: Woman carrying knife in street taken to hospital for evaluation

A Columbus woman was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital for a mental health evaluation after she was found walking down a Westerville street while carrying a knife around 8 p.m. Aug. 26.

Four-story hotel planned at former Knight's Inn site

After sitting vacant for nearly a year, the space once occupied by Knight's Inn at 32 Heatherdown Drive finally has a new plan.

Scout donation to help sick kids

Cub Scout Pack 85, chartered under St. Paul's Catholic Church in Westerville, recently donated $500 to the Mason Woods Charitable Foundation in support of families with children battling cancer.

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.

Summer graduates recognized

'The Upside of Downsizing'

Program focus: The nitty-gritty of relocating to smaller living space

As the housing market continues to gravitate toward smaller homes and even rental units, a program at the Westerville Community Center aims to help guide those looking for a smaller home.

WARM food fest keeps on trucking

For its second iteration, organizers of the Great Westerville Food Truck Fest are hoping to top their 10,000-visitor debut in 2014.

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

City eyes annexation of two small parcels

Westerville is in the process of adding two small pieces of annexed land from neighboring townships.

Business news

Westerville Veterinary Clinic has announced its new owner is Dr. Damian Giancola, a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine with experience in emergency veterinary surgery.

9/11 Heroes Run set for Sept. 12

The 9/11 Heroes Run will be held for the fourth year in a row in Westerville on Sept. 12.

Applications accepted to honor school staff

Applications will be accepted through Sept. 25 for the fall 2015 Westerville City Schools A+ Employee Recognition Program.

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History-tourism link to be studied

The Ohio Humanities Council has been awarded a grant of more than $15,000 to fund a pilot project in Westerville tying together history and tourism.

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