A beautiful early fall night marked the end of the 2014 OhioHealth 4th Friday season on Sept. 26.
I recently had the opportunity to attend the "Meet the Candidates" Forum at the Northland Performing Arts Center. I was both delighted and dismayed.
For many years, children in the Westerville City School District have benefited greatly from our city's fabulous Parks and Recreation facilities.
As 54-year residents of Worthington, we are understandably concerned about what seems to us a rush to approval of redevelopment plans for portions of the Old Worthington area.
Since 1985, Licking County residents have cared for abused and neglected children by supporting the Licking County Children Services levy.
This is David Hile, superintendent of the Licking Valley schools and executive director of the Children's Reading Foundation of Licking County, writing to encourage my fellow Licking Countians to support the Licking County Library System's 1-mill renewal levy during this fall's elections.
The future of Delaware County is very bright thanks to the hard work and diligent efforts of Jacob Fathbruckner.
I wanted to share my experience and thoughts on why it's imperative to vote for the Jefferson Township Fire Department and EMS levy (Issue 39) that will be on this November's ballot.
I really wish I could help to vote Chad Monnin into SOME office for Ohio. But, in early voting this year I've cast my ballot for the Anne Gonzales for Ohio's 19th House District.
As a Westerville resident who lives on the southeast corridor, I am grateful that Westerville has done much to improve this side of the city.
I was raised in a Columbus suburb with two parks directly across the street from each other. One had a few soccer fields while the other some tennis courts, basketball courts, and a playground.
On Nov. 1, 1971, Westerville imposed its first income tax. It was 1/2 percent. On July 1, 1983, it went up another 1/2 percent to 1 percent. On Jan. 1, 1999, it went up another 1/4 percent. Finally on Jan. 1, 2009, it went up 3/4 percent for a total now of 2 percent. See the pattern here?
I am writing in support of Westerville Parks and Recreation and Issue 24.
While many of those reading this have never had to use the emergency services that the Jackson Township Fire Department provides, they can't be sure that in the future they will never have to make that 9-1-1 call.
As citizens of Grove City and Jackson Township, you and I individually represent the "power of one" in assuring the ongoing presence of adequate resources to maintain our current quality of high standards of fire and emergency services that literally save lives.
Thanks to Dr. Robert Chosy, Worthington City Council member, and Richard Hunter, chairman of the Municipal Planning Commission, for continuing the conversation about development in Old Worthington.
The community has been nearly unanimous in voicing its opposition to the proposed Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern at the corner of High Street and Croswell.
Do you know that October has been Information Literacy Month?
Many thanks to Kristopher Keller, the Clintonville Area Commission's District 8 representative, for championing a resolution to ban plastic bags in Columbus. Plastic bags are a scourge on our land and water.
Justice Judi French should retain her seat on the Ohio Supreme Court.
As a former Recreation Advisory Committee chairman, Planning Commission member and a current Uptown Review Board member, I can share from experience that parks are a vital key to major development projects within the city, in how they are integrated into plans and in how they positively impact the area.
As co-chairmen of the renewal Delaware City School levy that will appear on the November ballot, we are writing to express our support of this issue and to urge Delaware voters to vote "yes."
For many years, the Delaware County justice system has been well-served by David Gormley, first as an assistant prosecuting attorney, then as our Municipal Court judge. Now, that public service can continue as Judge Gormley runs for the open position in the Delaware County Common Pleas Court.
Apartments in downtown Powell -- come to our little downtown and spend a tank of gas while you idle standstill in traffic and at the light. Don't walk down the street without your gas mask.
The recent letter to the editor from Bob Radigan ("Local taxes are too high to justify more levies," ThisWeek New Albany News Oct. 16) was exactly right: The property taxes are way too high in the New Albany area compared to the rest of central Ohio.
I am concerned about the proposed High Street/Croswell Road development by Rusty Bucket Tavern and Crawford Hoying Real Estate Development.
I had the pleasure of chairing the 2012 CAC elections, and as chairman, my only concern was making sure the outcome was fair and accurate. The outcome was considered by some to be a welcome change. Almost three short years later, I'm not convinced. Since then, we've seen our ravines threatened, even bulldozed, and large-scale development slated in most commission districts. While I don't believe all development is bad, I do believe that there is a right place for good development.
Vote no on Issue 3, which includes a 6.9-mill operating levy.
A few Powell residents want, by charter amendment, a resident from each of only four of the more than 30 Powell subdivisions and one nonresident to update Powell's comprehensive plan and decide its future instead of the broad-based group of Powell residents who are already updating the comprehensive plan.
Traffic. Traffic. Traffic. Sitting in Powell traffic is a waste of my time. Feel the same way? Unless frustrated homeowners take control of Powell's future; our traffic problems are only going to get worse.