Grandview Heights

Beight's accomplishments in sports make Grandview proud

As a parent of three student-athletes in Grandview Heights, I know the challenges these students face when participating in multiple sports and extracurricular activities.
Upper Arlington

Recall effort is about city's tax-and-spend actions

The recall is about so much more than Northam Park. It's really about the nameless, faceless people who have the influence to control the tax-and-spending policies of the community by electing enough compliant individuals who make up the City Council.
Upper Arlington

Recall is an example of the democratic process

Mr. Groezinger, in his letter to the editor in the June 16 edition of ThisWeek Upper Arlington News, thinks council members have done nothing to deserve recall, but he's mistaken.
Upper Arlington

Recent story 'patently biased' against Save Northam Park

We UA residents find it distressing that our beloved local newspaper fails to maintain its expected journalistic integrity, deviating from strict objectivity in reporting the news.

Scientific errors should raise questions with report letter cites

In the June 9 issue of ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion, a letter to the editor accuses city officials of ignoring the "facts" about the dangers of fluoridated water.

Traffic-calming costly, will introduce problems

At the Clintonville Area Commission meeting June 2, it was reported that the proposed planted medians on High Street at Dunedin Road and Indianola Avenue at Melrose Avenue are in the design stage.
Upper Arlington

Council members have done nothing to deserve recall

Our neighbors who we've elected to City Council have nothing more to gain than any other citizen by choosing to upgrade Northam Park.
Upper Arlington

City actions continue to raise questions about transparancy

How revealing that the city attorney would respond to complaints about the destruction of council meeting recordings by asserting that its records retention practices meet legal requirements.

Fluoridation of water done under false pretense

The city of Westerville certainly presents the perfect picture of an idyllic community with its lampposts adorned with bright American flags and bountiful hanging baskets of flowers.

Help during city's Service Day was appreciated

I signed up to receive help May 7, Leadership Worthington's annual Service Day, and want to thank all the individuals who participated in this wonderful project.
Liberty Township

Trustees need to take responsibility

I read, with interest, Thomas Gallick's May 26 article in ThisWeek Olentangy Valley News about the attempted censure of Liberty Township's fire chief, Tim Jensen.
NW Columbus

Library board made right decision to sell land

Northwest Columbus will soon be home to a new police substation thanks to the cooperation of Worthington Libraries and the city of Columbus.

Retiring coach Hauser made positive impact

When my daughter called me from Ohio State to tell me her high school basketball coach, Rick Hauser, was retiring, my mouth dropped. I asked her to repeat herself.
Upper Arlington

Transparent government needs to listen to residents' wants

In a June 1 article in ThisWeek Upper Arlington News, City Attorney Jeanine Hummer asserts that motion language placed in the Jan. 25 city council minutes was "done in error but had no legal effect."
Upper Arlington

Erasure of recordings is affront to open, honest government

The letter published in the May 25 ThisWeek Upper Arlington News by the Upper Arlington city attorney offers legal cover for actions that are a clear affront to anybody interested in having their local government be open, honest and subject to public review.
Upper Arlington

Pattern of behavior in regard to Northam Park is troubling

A letter to the editor from the city attorney published in the May 25 ThisWeek Upper Arlington News is the latest example of a pattern many citizens find troubling.
New Albany

School board lacking in vision and leadership -- not finances

I do not take a stance here on decisions the New Albany Plain Local school board has made -- many I feel correct. That is not the point to this piece.
Upper Arlington

City Council's transparency meets state requirements

Written minutes prepared by the city clerk and approved by the Upper Arlington City Council are the official record of City Council meetings.
Upper Arlington

Community activism could change the Northam Park plan

Charlie Groezinger wrote a recent letter to the editor that I found sad and disappointing.
Upper Arlington

Feedback on Northam Park actually has been negative

In a ThisWeek article on May 18, Upper Arlington Community Affairs Director Emma Speight claimed that there has been "overwhelming" public feedback in favor of the Phase II Northam Park design.

G-J missing out on too much school funding

Ohio's school-funding formula is a complex one that involves a base amount of money the state deems appropriate for each pupil.
Upper Arlington

Remembering the high school tennis teams of yesteryear

A number of articles this spring have focused on the splendid Upper Arlington boys tennis team. This fabled program has produced 18 state championships since 1974.
Upper Arlington

Residents of community stand against Northam Park plan

I found interest in the letter last week referencing the "settlers" described as a "small vocal group."
Upper Arlington

Erasing meeting recordings hinders accuracy, openess

Many residents are perplexed over what is motivating our council president and city legal staff to erase recordings of all council meetings immediately after minutes are accepted.
New Albany

New Albany principal did right thing in the moment

Since the release of the story regarding New Albany Plain-Local Schools ("High School shuts down student club," The Columbus Dispatch, May 6), the barrage of negativity towards the administration of New Albany High School has been rampant and in abundance.
Upper Arlington

Small, vocal group does not speak for everyone

How much longer must we put up with the weekly letters from the "settlers" regarding Northam Park?

SON Ministries excels at serving students

I congratulate Serving Our Neighbors Ministries on its 10th year of the Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids.
Upper Arlington

Are city officials heeding input they sought?

Slowing down the planning process for Northam Park was the right thing to do.

Dialogue regarding corridor was lacking prior to vote

At the April 18 City Council meeting, just minutes before the vote establishing the new zoning categories for the Wilson Bridge corridor, Councilman David Norstrom revealed that ...

Efforts of Hughes, Duffey that backed pool grant appreciated

As president of Swiminc Inc., the nonprofit that runs Worthington Pools, I wanted to take a moment to extend a special thank you to our state senator, Jim Hughes, for his support and encouragement ...
New Albany

Pay-to-participate fees are hurting students

All children deserve the opportunity to thrive throughout their educational journey in New Albany.
Upper Arlington

No compelling reason to cut down trees, move playground

Spring is here and surveyor stakes are in bloom at the new (old) Tremont pool site, despite the fact that a final council vote on the plan is months away.

WYB congratulates baseball players, coaches on rankings

Last week the Thomas Worthington High School baseball team was ranked fifth in central Ohio, and the Worthington Kilbourne High School team was ranked eighth.
Upper Arlington

Shred Day benefits both the environment and community

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the fourth annual Golden Bear Shred Day/Food & Clothing Drive at Upper Arlington High School on Saturday, April 16, a great success.

City's oldest living tree doesn't receive the notice it deserves

Friday, April 29, is Arbor Day, the day on which we recognize the importance of trees.
Upper Arlington

Council needs to listen to residents about Northam Park

The city posted to its website the transcript of the comments provided at the April 7 public meeting for Northam Park Phase II.

Wayward range balls are costly, dangerous

We live in the Villas at Woodcutter condominium community directly across from the Kinsale Golf driving range. We shudder to think about this new golf season.