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Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard sent a clear message during last week's City Council meeting that she will not be swayed from her decision to uncouple the city's Fourth of July carnival and fireworks, but added she is open to alternative suggestions.
Whitehall police arrested a 48-year-old Columbus man for robbery after he allegedly attempted to steal merchandise and run from police Aug. 16 at Walmart, 3657 E. Main St.
A 10-member committee will be asked to find an alternative to Whitehall's Fourth of July carnival, axed earlier this month by Mayor Kim Maggard in the wake of multiple arrests and a stampede of frightened patrons July 3 at John Bishop Park.
Whitehall's Fourth of July carnival -- the four-day extravaganza of carnival rides and games that traditionally leads up to the city's annual parade and fireworks show -- will not be held next year.
Members of the Maplewood Avenue church hoped to give away 400 pairs of shoes along with school supplies and other items during the event.
As the Whitehall City School District prepares for the first day of school Monday, Aug. 25, it's celebrating a milestone: the last year in which students and teachers will have to deal with construction for a long time.
Whitehall police arrested four people early Aug. 13 in connection with a burglary at a residence in the 400 block of Beechtree Road.
The Whitehall Division of Police will host a public memorial service for slain Whitehall officer Terry McDowell at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Little Flower and Saint Francis lanes, where residents of Norton Field erected a memorial to him.
Eric Riddle, Beechwood Elementary School's new principal, says he still gets butterflies on the first day of school.
Whitehall City School District Superintendent Brian Hamler and Treasurer Steve McAfee each received a thumbs-up for their performances from board members last week.