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Calling all green thumbs

The garden is a partnership among the city, children services and Lowe's. Plots are $5 for the season.

Whitehall officer placed on leave after complaint

A Whitehall police officer was placed on paid administrative leave Friday, March 20, pending an ongoing investigation, Safety Director Chuck Underwood confirmed this week.

Council OKs city's purchase of vacant apartments

Whitehall City Council members at their March 17 meeting authorized the city administration to purchase property on Shumaker Lane that it intends to rehabilitate and redevelop.

Audit finds few problems with school district's bus services

The Ohio Department of Education looked into the Whitehall City School District's transportation services and found only a few areas that need improvement.

Coming up

Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, ShenaniGames event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at Wolfe Park in Bexley. Four-person teams will compete in feats of skill, strategy and silliness. Food trucks from Tortilla and Skyward Grille will be on hand. Cost is $30 per team member, $120 per team. This tax-deductible donation will help raise awareness and provide financial support for Ohio victims of sexual violence. To register go to For more information, email or call 614-678-5476.

Man charged in Feb. 13 shooting

Whitehall police arrested a man Friday, March 20, in connection with the city's second slaying of 2015, which occurred Feb. 13 at an apartment building on Rickenbacker Avenue.

State's efforts, personal vigilance can thwart tax fraud

As the IRS's April 15 deadline looms, many are procrastinating on filing their 2014 tax returns.
Police beat

Whitehall: Friend not welcomed by man with (fake) pistol

Whitehall police arrested a 26-year-old man on two counts of aggravated menacing, unlawful restraint and domestic violence at 12:55 a.m. March 15 in the 700 block of Valerie Lane.

Council member, longtime Rams announcer dies

Hundreds of family members and friends of Larry Gilmore, the voice of the Whitehall Rams for more than a decade, celebrated his life at a memorial service March 21 at the Whitehall Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

Easter eggs are up for grabs Saturday at John Bishop Park

The Whitehall Community Celebration Association will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at John Bishop Park.

Beechwood applauds students' efforts

Beechwood Elementary School recently recognized its November/December Students of the Month. Teachers nominated the students for being outstanding role models, demonstrating strong character and exhibiting excellent work habits in the classroom.

Coming up

All Saints Academy/Christ the King Church, Lenten Fish Fry, 5 to 8 p.m. March 27, in the gymnasium at All Saints Academy, 2855 E. Livingston Ave. For more information, call the academy at 614-231-3391.

A sweet gig

The event, organized by the Whitehall Community Celebration Association, begins at 10 a.m. March 28 at John Bishop Park.

Leaders work to complete 'blueprint for development'

Whitehall administrators hope to have a comprehensive development plan presented for City Council's consideration within the next three to four months.

ReAct's after-school fun sparks reading gains

When Etna Road Elementary School teacher Lorna Good calls out, "Don't just read," her students shout back: "React!"

Police seek suspects in March 10 shooting

Whitehall police are investigating last week's early-morning shooting at an East Main Street bar.

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