I have been a resident of Upper Arlington for all of my 48 years. I grew up in the UA schools and spent my summers at the UA pools.
Comments made by various City Council members about the upcoming referendum change, giving Worthington residents 60 days instead of 20 days to gather signatures for zoning changes, included dire forecasts about the potential chilling effect approval of this change might have on development within Worthington.
It was interesting to read Jim Burgess' recent criticisms of the Westerville school board in their unanimous decision to introduce a pilot all-day kindergarten program this year.
We must not be hasty in trying to compete with other area communities and pack our compact "utopia" with copy-cat developments.
In response to the ThisWeek Worthington News article, "Law Director: Amendment is worrisome," the purpose of Keep Worthington Beautiful is straightforward: give residents a strong voice in rezoning decisions that impact us all.
The article, "Law director: Amendment is worrisome," by Andrew King, printed Aug. 13 in ThisWeek Worthington News, is deserving of comment.
While Nate Ellis' Aug. 20, 2015, article presented an outline of the Aug. 17 open city council meeting at UAHS, it failed to capture the emotional sentiment from both sides of the discussion over Northam Park.
Those who drive through Old Worthington on High Street -- if you are familiar with the section of High Street that runs through Old Worthington, you know that a stoplight is found at every intersection except one -- at Stafford and High. This legal crosswalk is, unfortunately, not marked.
In response to Mr. Kandel's inappropriate and incorrect classification of the Save UA 911 group and the information we have disseminated (ThisWeek Upper Arlington News, Aug. 20), we must correct his misdirection on this issue.
On July Fourth, the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club held its annual Family Picnic on the front lawn of Thomas Worthington High School. It was a beautiful day and the event was a complete success, attracting thousands of participants.
Well, it has been some time since I harassed the city of UA via this forum, so now is as good a time as any to weigh in on Northam Park.
The eyesore planned for High Street at North Broadway is truly embarrassing.
I was directly involved in the public education programs when Franklin County first introduced 911 back in the mid-'80s. The Save UA 911 organization seems to have a hidden agenda which is fueling their campaign.
I felt compelled to write this letter in support of and appreciation for the collaborative efforts of so many individuals working to improve Northam Park.
I have been an advocate for common-sense gun-control laws since the 1990s. Then, in 2009, Mark Meeks shot and killed his wife and two children just six blocks from my home. I was horrified and have not been able to get it out of my mind. It still haunts me.
OK, I admit it: I'm getting older, just like my buddy up the street, Northam Park.
Just wanted to say thank you to the two young people that found my 70-year-old husband along the side of Reynolds Road on Aug. 2.