More Worthington News

Coming up

"Respook, Rewear, Rescare" costume swap, 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Worthington Community Center, 345 E. Wilson Bridge Road. Those wishing to participate should bring any clean, gently used children's Halloween costume to the community center any time before Oct. 1 to receive one ticket per costume donated. Each ticket will be good for a costume on the day of the exchange. Participating children also can enjoy activities, pictures with a princess or superhero and a healthy treat. Attendance is free. For information, call 614-436-2743 or visit

Library system set to end fine charges

As of Saturday, Oct. 1, Worthington Libraries no longer will charge fines for overdue materials.

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. Visit or call 614-431-0329.

College notes

* Several local residents received bachelor's degrees this spring from Denison University in Granville.

Neighbors in the news

* Geri Granger of Worthington was recognized by the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District with the Educator of the Year Award at the district's 70th annual meeting and board of supervisors election.

Schools collecting goods in Food Fight

The fifth annual Battle of Hard Road Food Fight sponsored by Worthington Noon Lions Club and Dublin Lions Club will be held this year at the Oct. 7 game between Worthington Kilbourne and Dublin Scioto high schools at Kilbourne.

Market Day merriment

United Methodist Children's Home

Commission gives advice on latest plan

The latest development plan for the former site of the United Methodist Children's Home made its debut in the public realm last week and received largely optimistic opinions.
National anthem protests

OHSAA advises officials to focus on the game

With the number of high school athletes kneeling or otherwise demonstrating during the playing of the national anthem rising, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has instructed its officials not to react to those decisions.
Police beat

Worthington: Multiple cars damaged in Huntley Road area

Worthington police received reports of multiple car break-ins in the area of Huntley Road between Sept. 16 and 18.
Columbus Academy

Fourteen achieve Merit semifinalist status

Columbus Academy's 14 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are an accomplished group, according to school leaders.
Library Lines

Sessions offer tips for college success

Homework isn't always fun, but it's fact of life for students, and of particular importance to college-bound students for whom grades can make or break an application.

Strait knows what he hopes to do as chief

From the time Jerry Strait interviewed for a job at the Worthington Division of Police, he made his aspirations clear.

Coming up

Phoenix annual garage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 24 in the gymnasium at Phoenix Middle School, 2341 Snouffer Road, Worthington. Proceeds benefit technology programs at the school. For more information, call 614-450-4100.
Library lines

Book sale a big deal for everyone

There's an event happening this weekend that's become an area tradition on Saturdays in the fall. Can you guess what it is?

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