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Mayor won't waver on July 4th carnival

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.
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Whitehall: Police chase, nab man after reported theft attempt

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.

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Task force looks for 'new beginning'

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.

Mayor pulls plug on July 4th midway

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.

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Members of the Maplewood Avenue church hoped to give away 400 pairs of shoes along with school supplies and other items during the event.

Finish line in sight for Whitehall schools' construction projects

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.
Police beat

Whitehall: Burglary report leads to chase, three felony arrests

Whitehall police arrested four people early Aug. 13 in connection with a burglary at a residence in the 400 block of Beechtree Road.

Sunday service set to honor slain officer

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.

New Beechwood principal hits ground running

Eric Riddle, Beechwood Elementary School's new principal, says he still gets butterflies on the first day of school.

District superintendent, treasurer ace evaluations

Whitehall City School District Superintendent Brian Hamler and Treasurer Steve McAfee each received a thumbs-up for their performances from board members last week.

Oasis building coming down at tech park

Demolition of a portion of the former Oasis Corp. plant on Poth Road is expected to occur in October, Whitehall Development Director Zach Woodruff said, making way for the development of 35 acres at the Airport South Commerce and Tech Park.

Tide turning in resident's battle against heroin

Whitehall-Yearling High School graduate Stefanie Huber knows she has to make amends for the lies she told while under the influence of heroin and hopes her successful completion of a program at Maryhaven -- and her efforts to continue treatment -- prove it.

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Meidl shaped city's parks department

Whitehall leaders recall Gary J. Meidl as a devoted family man who leaves a legacy as a coach and civil servant.

Whitehall church collects shoes, more for students who need them

A Whitehall church is helping children in need of a back-to-school necessity: shoes.

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