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BalletMet's Intensive Program fits the name

Dance students from all over the world give up summer jobs and vacations to go back to school for a summer dance program at BalletMet Dance Academy in Columbus.

Coming up

St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church, annual Serbian Festival, noon to 10 p.m. July 26 at the church, 1840 N. Cassady Ave.

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.

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

Garden treasures bloom

Sunny skies and sub-80s temperatures pulled flocks of visitors to the WesterFlora Garden Tour Sunday, July 20.

Jackowski succumbs to cancer

Longtime Westerville schools administrator Curt Jackowski lost his eight-year battle with cancer Sunday, July 20, succumbing to the disease at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. He was 48.

Tapestry tour weaves history, help for housing

With its annual Tapestry of a Town historical tour July 27, the Westerville Habitat Partnership aims to raise funds for the future by showcasing the past.
Police beat

Westerville: Police charge man with domestic violence and assault

Westerville police arrested and charged a man with domestic violence and assault July 13 after he reportedly assaulted his wife.

Blendon Township man arrested in brutal attack

A deadly shooting involving a divorced couple ended in the man's unsuccessful suicide attempt Monday morning, July 21.

Central College TIF eyed for parkland purchase

In order to facilitate the creation of a new city park within a major new development in the Central College area, Westerville City Council plans to establish a Tax Increment Financing District on a portion of the property, located east of Sunbury Road and south of Central College Road.

Locals hail Downtown Connector to Alum Creek Trail

When Columbus City Council approved a connector to the Alum Creek Greenway Trail July 14, Columbus residents weren't the only ones in central Ohio looking forward to pedaling into Downtown.

Vote brings 3 percent raises for administrators, staff

The Westerville Board of Education has approved pay raises for district administrators and administrative staff.

Louisville museum doffs hat to Westerville resident's creation

You can take the girl out of Kentucky, but you can't take Kentucky out of the girl.

Crowe's ALS fight ends

Friends and colleagues are remembering Cindy Crowe as a passionate proponent of education who found ways to give back to the community even as she dealt with a terminal disease.

Eye-catching art

Highlands Park Aquatic Center

Pool's fest all about cool fun

Parks have festivals and stadiums have concerts, but Westerville's Highlands Park Aquatic Center is hosting its own summer celebration Saturday, July 19, with its annual SummerFest.
Comprehensive Community Plan

City hopes document will guide decisions

Westerville is changing. To deal with these changes, the city's staff is preparing a Comprehensive Community Plan in hopes of achieving some consistency.
Police beat

Westerville: Argument builds, brings in police for an investigation

A series of disputes between an employer and an employee came to a head July 10 when the business owner called Westerville police to accuse the employee of breaking into the building in the 600 block of McCorkle Boulevard after he was fired.
Otterbein University

Guidance counselors pedal in for 'pit stop' tour, lunch

It's summer break for most Otterbein University students, but there will still be some learning happening on the campus this week.

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

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