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'You will get caught'

Whitehall keeps vow to drug dealers

Today, somewhere in Whitehall, it is likely at least one officer from the narcotics unit of the city's police department is closely watching a location for drug trafficking.

Ex-development director Lorek dies

The Old English motif on South Yearling Road is one of the visible reminders of the work of former Development Director Daniel J. Lorek, who died Nov. 14 at the age of 57.

College notes

* Whitehall-area students named to the dean's list at Ohio Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies for the fall 2016 semester include Tanya Campbell, Erna Clark, Kenyon Davis, Tierra Ford, Denitra Hairston, Brian Hathaway, Kamar HoSang, Catherine King, Anthony Murphy, Steven Stewart Jr., Elrecco Thomas and Brittainy Wright.
Tax abatements

Study to determine effectiveness

Using data from seven central Ohio cities, a Massachusetts agency will conduct a study to determine if tax abatements granted to businesses between 1995 and 2015 actually created economic growth or merely shifted the tax burden to others.
Police beat

Whitehall: Car trouble escalates when woman pulls gun

Whitehall police arrested a 37-year-old woman for aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, at 9:15 p.m. Nov. 19 at her residence in the 300 block of Westphal Avenue.

Whitehall selects firm to develop Commons at Royal Landing site

Whitehall residents can learn about the city’s redevelopment plans for the Commons at Royal Landing at one-hour public meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Whitehall City Hall, 360 S. Yearling Road.

Two new Little Free Libraries give neighborhoods access to books

Whitehall students have new inroads to improved literacy and reading skills now that Cbus Libraries has established two Little Free Library locations in the city.

Coming up

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Parks and recreation commission

Thurman steps down, foils ouster

Whitehall City Council members Dec. 5 are expected to consider the nomination of a new member to the city's seven-seat parks and recreation commission.

Splash pad begins to rise

A groundbreaking ceremony was set to be held Nov. 21 for the construction of a $1.2 million splash pad at John Bishop Park.
Police beat

Whitehall: Teenager allegedly had knife at high school

Whitehall police arrested a 14-year-old boy for possession of a weapon in a school safety zone at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Whitehall-Yearling High School, 675 S. Yearling Road.
Franklin County Environmental Court

Hoarders get help with new approach

When Daniel R. Hawkins became the third judge in the history of the Franklin County Environmental Court three years ago, he was aware that his predecessors, Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr. and Harland H. Hale, occasionally convened trials on-site.

Death Row exoneration called 'God's providence'

The Rev. Neil P. Kookoothe is not only a Catholic priest at the Church of St. Clarence in North Olmsted, but also a registered nurse and an attorney.

Coming up

Reading Buddies, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4445 E. Broad St. Students in grades K-3 can improve their reading skills. For more information, call 614-645-2275.

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