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Worthington's Bowers on assessments

'Too many testing events' disrupt education

The state's "next-generation assessments" were designed to measure critical-thinking skills better than last year's multiple-choice tests, but many educators faced with scheduling two 20-day testing windows are telling legislators, "Enough is enough."

Tiberi relocates local office

U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township) announced that his central Ohio office has moved to 250 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 100, in Worthington.

Public forum set for March 30

Citizens for Historic Worthington will hold a public forum on the Showe-Masonic Lodge project at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, at Old Worthington Library, 820 N. High St.

McConnell Arts Center

* The Exhibition on Screen series continues with a look at the work of Rembrandt, from work at London's National Gallery and Amsterdam's Rikjsmuseum, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27. Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door.

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.

Events to celebrate National Library Week

Worthington Libraries will celebrate National Library Week, April 12-18, with events April 15 and 16.

Easter services to be held

Worthington Christian Church, 8145 N. High St., will offer a Good Friday program April 3, and three Easter morning services April 5.


The Worthington Board of Education in May 2011 approved $102,000 in funding for the Thomas Worthington High School synthetic-turf field, with the balance coming from public donations.

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College notes

* Mollie Jeck of Worthington, daughter of Nelson Jeck and Patricia Stevens, has been named to Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, at Ashland University. She also is a member of the Honors Society at the university, where she was named to the dean's list for the fall 2014 semester. Jeck is a 2011 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne High School and majoring in early childhood education.

Brass concert set at All Saints Lutheran

All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High Street, Worthington, will welcome The Capital Brass for a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 29. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering accepted to benefit the continuing programs of Concerts at All Saints.

Fly, kite, fly

Citizens group pitches pocket park to public

Citizens for Historic Worthington have purchased advertisements, called council members and spoken at public meetings.
North Side Fix

Dimensions Drive closed, probably until August

The Ohio Department of Transportation's ongoing North Side Fix project has changed the traffic patterns again on and near U.S. Route 23.
Police beat

Worthington: Gun, other items stolen from East Schreiner home

Someone broke into a home on the 6600 block of East Schreiner Street on March 20 and stole a handgun and other items.
Summer school

Program designed to keep skills from sliding

With summer-school registration opening this week in Worthington, school board members learned how to slow down the "summer slide" that is believed to widen the achievement gap between richer and poorer students.

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