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  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Eighth-grader Manasa Akella, 13, looks to the white board for the dimensions of a sheet of wood while working on a project Nov. 20 in the New Albany-Plain Local Fab Lab.

    Students of all ages using Fab Lab

    Students from New Albany and other districts are learning how products are made through the New Albany-Plain Local Fab Lab, an MIT fabrication laboratory that opened at the high school this fall.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Frankie Moorhead, 9, of Granville, pets Rocky, a 12-year-old haflinger draft horse, while Dottie Kluesener, an equine specialist, supervises during an open house Oct. 5 at PBJ Connections in Pataskala. PBJ Connections is an equine-assisted therapy program for kids and young adults.

    Therapy horse Rocky's road leads to Pataskala farm

    Rocky might not look like a therapist, with his big brown eyes and long blond hair, but the 12-year-old horse has been helping PBJ Connections of Pataskala diagnose children's mental-health issues for the past four years.

Residents ask city to step up as busing cuts loom

Several residents asked New Albany City Council on Nov. 18 for help with crosswalks because school district leaders plan to cut busing in January.

Police now have authority to tow illegally parked cars

New Albany City Council on Nov. 18 voted 6-0, with Colleen Briscoe absent, to allow the police department to tow illegally parked cars.

Council approves amended 2015 budget

New Albany City Council approved the 2015 budget on Nov. 18, but it included a few changes to the initial proposal.

Stefanov awarded 2.5 percent raise, $12,000 bonus

New Albany City Council on Nov. 18 voted 6-0 to renew City Manager Joseph Stefanov's contract for another year.

City Council OKs tax abatement for Anomatic expansion

The Anomatic Corp. in New Albany is ready to expand its product line to include decorated plastic and glass bottles for beauty products, according to company officials.
Franklin County auditor's report

Only 1.5 percent of triennial-update values challenged

Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo attributes public acceptance of a new normal concerning real-estate values as the reason for a significant reduction in the number of property owners disputing property evaluations.
Volunteer Citizen of the Year

VETMotorsports founder honored for service

An Upper Arlington man who founded a nonprofit motorsports organization to give renewed purpose to military veterans last week was named the 2014 Columbus Volunteer Citizen of the Year.
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