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From 11 to 14 percent

Board raises managers' retirement payments

The Worthington Board of Education will pay approximately 14 percent of each administrator's salary into his or her state retirement account beginning this year, according to a three-year benefits package approved by the board Monday night, July 28.

Fresh Thyme gets approvals months ahead of schedule

Less than four months after its first announcement of plans to build a new grocery store in Worthington, InSite Realty has all of the city approvals it needs to begin construction of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market at 933 High St.

Minton estate auction draws hundreds of bidders, buyers

Pieces of Worthington history went to the highest bidders last week at the auction of the estate of Harvey and Jane Minton.
UMCH site

Office setback still a sticking point, but council will get final say Sept. 2

The nagging question remaining over the development of the United Methodist Children's Home site appears to be one of setbacks.
Police beat

Worthington: Duo accused of pointing BB gun at driver

An 18-year-old man and a juvenile allegedly pointed a BB gun at a motorist on Huntley Road at Schrock Road at 4:41 p.m. July 27.
Library lines

Gill takes child's play seriously

Award-winning children's musician Jim Gill says that when he writes his songs, he tries to imagine what the song would be like in a room with 15 families -- including a kid with special needs, a kid without special needs, moms and dads, grandmas -- and how it would look if everyone was singing and playing it togeth-er.
Library lines

Northwest Library cooks up new club

It's a bad idea to browse a cookbook right before lunch. It's an especially bad idea when the cookbook is Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible.

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

Four local high school graduates are the 2014 recipients of $750 scholarships from the Worthington City Schools Parent Teacher Association Council (PTAC).

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 or call 614-431-0329.

High Road Gallery exhibit focuses on 'Treasures'

High Road Gallery at 12 E. Stafford Ave. in Worthington is exhibiting the works of the Creative Women of Color with a show titled "Where I Dwell: Treasures Within,"

Neighbor in the news

Yvonne Staton of Worthington recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

Coming up

Worthington Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays on streets in downtown Worthington.

College notes

Mohamad Choueiki of Worthington was among the spring 2014 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration. He was also named to the dean's list for the spring 2014 semester.

On the move

OhioHealth has announced that Susan Merryman of Worthington has been named vice president of communications for the not-for-profit, healthcare organization.
Taste of Worthington

J. Gilbert's filet is best entree again

The perennial crowd favorite -- filet mignon with mashed potatoes -- again won first place in the entree division at A Taste of Worthington.

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