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Armes lauded as champion of education

Whitehall City School District officials last week formally dedicated the Walter Armes Learning Center at Whitehall-Yearling High School in honor of the current board president and longtime district advocate.

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Whitehall Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Reading Buddies, practice for children ages 6 to 11, 4 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursdays at 4445 E. Broad St. For more information call 614-645-2275.

Cheap gym's arrival scuttles plans for city fitness center

Whitehall is scrapping plans for a new fitness center at Whitehall Community Park, 402 N. Hamilton Road, after city leaders learned last week that Planet Fitness plans to open a facility at the nearby Great Eastern Shopping Center.
EMS coordinator

Leaders: Position doesn't jibe with 24-hour shifts

The Whitehall Division of Fire is poised to name a dedicated emergency medical services coordinator by January, Fire Chief Preston Moore said.
License-plate readers

Technology helps police in high-profile manhunts

Police in New York City used the same technology to arrest a Whitehall triple-murder suspect as Virginia State Police used to find the man who fatally shot two journalists on live television Aug. 26 before committing suicide.
License-plate readers

Technology aids police in high-profile searches

Police in New York City used the same technology to arrest a Whitehall triple-murder suspect as Virginia State Police used to find the man who fatally shot two journalists on live television Wednesday, Aug. 26, before committing suicide.

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Whitehall homicide suspect arrested in New York

Police in Queens, N.Y., have arrested one suspect in a triple homicide that occurred Aug. 19 at the Shaker Square Apartments in Whitehall.

Squeaky clean

City hopes grant will fund most of Etna Road project

The city of Whitehall will apply for a multimillion-dollar grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission to improve Etna Road between South Hamilton and Country Club roads, Development Director Zach Woodruff said last week.

City leaders mull commercial use for freshly cleared lot

Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard says the demolition of a condemned apartment building last week is just the first step in a concentrated and continuous effort to identify and eradicate problem sites in the city.
Police beat

Whitehall: Man arrested after trying to break into ex's home

Whitehall police arrested Antwan Dwayne Childs, 35, of Maryland Avenue in Columbus at 4:30 a.m. Aug. 20 on a felony charge of burglary and misdemeanor charges of possession of drugs, aggravated menacing and domestic violence, according to police reports.

District shrinks busing radius for three elementary schools

Only students living within about a half-mile of their Whitehall elementary school are eligible for busing after Whitehall school board members acted Aug. 13 to halve the minimum qualifying distance.

Section of high school will be renamed in Armes' honor

Whitehall school board members and city officials will gather at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Whitehall-Yearling High School, 675 S. Yearling Road, to formally dedicate the Walter Armes Learning Center in honor of the board's president.
National Senior Games

90-year-old Baird brings home golfing gold

His knee was new to him.
Columbus Mayor

Coleman's energy challenge falls short

The objective: Get buildings of at least 50,000 square feet to reduce their energy consumption by 20 percent annually.

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