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Kasich budget veto means less for Worthington schools

Worthington City Schools Superintendent Trent Bowers said Gov. John Kasich’s final state biennium budget wipes out a “significant” revenue stream for Worthington City Schools.

Coming up

Worthington Resource Pantry, Walk Worthington, a series of health-related speakers before walks held at 6 p.m. July 15 and 29, as well as Aug. 12 and 26, at the Old Worthington Library, 820 High St.

Library notes

The following programs are offered by Worthington libraries. Old Worthington Library is at 820 High St.; Northwest Library is at 2280 Hard Road; and Worthington Park Library is at 1389 Worthington Centre Drive. Call 614-807-2626.

Making marks

First Financial Bank awarded two Worthington high school graduates college scholarships June 15.

McConnell Arts Center

The following programs, classes and events are offered by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St. The MAC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Late hours until 9 p.m. are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Building admission and parking are free. For more information, visit mcconnellarts.org or call 614-431-0329.

Library fills the gap in students' learning

It sounds like a water-slide ride on a hot, sunny day, but the "summer slide" is not fun when it happens to school-age children -- it's more like ice cream melting down the side of a cone, as children lose reading and math skills over the summer.
Lifestyle's plans for UMCH site

Firm's pitch isn't catching on with residents

Lifestyle Communities representatives unveiled their tentative plans for a 571-unit mixed-use development on Worthington's United Metho-dist Children's Home site for the first time Monday, June 29.
Police beat

Worthington: Man takes cash, loses it gambling

An employee of a business in the 7100 block of High Street allegedly stole more than $2,000 from the business before gambling it away.

July Fourth events include run, picnic

The Colonial Hills 4th of July Extravaganza! will take place Saturday, July 4, at Selby Park.
Worthington City Council

Bob Chosy stopping at 20 years of service

When the general election rolls around in the fall, one of the most familiar faces on Worthington City Council will not be among the candidates, having decided not to fight to retain his seat.
A tour of the town

House speaker sees what is working in city

Thanks to an invitation from "longtime friend" state Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington), Worthington had a special visitor Monday, June 29, when Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) came to town.
Board of Education candidates

Two incumbents intend to be on fall ballot

Only the two incumbents have taken out petitions to run for two open seats on the Worthington City Schools Board of Education with the filing deadline a month away.
Library lines

Author Crsytal Allen to lead July 8 children's workshop

What could turn life around for The Laura Line's 13-year-old main character? The last thing she expects -- a school assignment.
School athletics fees

Group seeks larger percentage; board looks at scale

An increase in Worthington City Schools' pay-to-play fees may be considered to help boost district athletics budgets, along with recommendations from a program advisory committee.

Library notes

The following programs are offered by Worthington libraries. Old Worthington Library is at 820 High St.; Northwest Library is at 2280 Hard Road; and Worthington Park Library is at 1389 Worthington Centre Drive. Call 614-807-2626.

McConnell Arts Center

The following programs, classes and events are offered by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St. The MAC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Late hours until 9 p.m. are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Building admission and parking are free. For information, visit mcconnellarts.org or call 614-431-0329.

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