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Filling council vacancy

Treneff: Strong field will make decision tough

With 12 applicants for the open Westerville City Council seat vacated by Jenifer French, chairman Craig Treneff has had to make a contingency plan for what could be a lengthy process of appointing a new council member.

Call for Entries: Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest

The ninth annual Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest is now accepting entries.

Post 171 to recognize top performers in Americanism and Government Test

At their monthly meeting Feb. 4, members of Westerville's American Legion Post 171 and Auxiliary will recognize the top-performing students on this year's Americanism and Government Test, sponsored each year by the Legion and the Westerville City School District.

Ikea picks Polaris for central Ohio location

Ikea, an international symbol of good taste for those seeking affordable home goods, has announced it will take over 33 acres of the former Germain Amphitheater site adjacent to the Polaris Centers of Commerce in north Columbus.

January students of the month honored

The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized January students of the month Jan. 15.

'Jukebox Revue' to raise money for Honor Flight

The Westerville community, including the city, schools, citizens, businesses, service clubs and others, this weekend will host its sixth-annual Jukebox Revue, a concert to benefit Honor Flight Columbus.

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.

WSHS to perform Shakespeare comedy

The Westerville South High School Theatre Department, headed up by Matt Wolfe, will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8.

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

Westerville South High School honor roll

Westerville South High School honor roll.

'Soft opening' gives way quickly to crowds at Uptown Deli and Brew

When Tony Cabilovski took the paper off the windows of Uptown Deli and Brew Dec. 31, he anticipated a very soft opening that catered to family, friends and guests.
Hanawalt Road site

Council OKs preliminary plan for subdivision

Westerville City Council approved a preliminary plan and rezoning Jan. 20 of a 73-acre tract on Hanawalt Road commonly known as the Bingham property.

City pleased so far with relatively mild winter

Classes were canceled again Monday, Jan. 26. And that made three days this winter that Westerville schools closed due to inclement weather.
Police beat

Westerville: Woman reports phony Facebook page; ex is suspected

A 24-year-old Gahanna woman called Westerville police Jan. 24 to report someone had created a Facebook page using her name and photos.

Thanks to Hoover Gardens for spruce-up of McCorkle Boulevard post office grounds

To the Editor:
Endangered species

Bats play into city's hotel plan

Local governments are no strangers to red tape. Laws governing how and why municipalities can begin work on their projects are wide-ranging and often complicated.

Generations aims to spread out with 3rd Uptown site

Generations Performing Arts Center is hoping to expand again in Uptown Westerville by adding another facility at 33 E. Park St.

Uptown plea: They're paid for, so redeem those gift cards

Westerville small business owners have a gift card problem.

Davidson chosen to lead Westerville school board

Tracy Davidson said she is humbled to serve as president of the Westerville Board of Education.
Third-Grade Reading Guarantee

68.5 percent of 3rd-graders clear hurdle on first try

Nearly the same number of Westerville third-graders met the state's "guarantee" of their reading skills on their first shot this fall as in the year prior.

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