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    Gary Emmit and other cast members rehearse for S.S. Vaud-Villities , to be presented April 24-27 at the Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus. Information about tickets is available online at or by calling 614-262-7469.

    Vaud-Villities spring show sets sail April 24-27

    Audience members at the 72nd annual production of Vaud-Villities will not be attending as much as they will be setting sail.
    Todd Williams helps Naomi Mustapha, 5, with reading at the Karl Road Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Monday, March 3. Williams, a former teacher, volunteers with the library’s new Reading Buddies program.

    Former teacher happy to help with library Reading Buddies

    Time on his hands and a teacher's knowledge of the worlds that reading can unlock led Todd Williams to volunteer for a program aimed at helping third-graders move on to the fourth grade.
    Charlene Lamprecht of Columbus (center) lifts weights during the Active Older Adults Fitness class Feb. 12 at the North YMCA, 1640 Sandalwood Place. Lamprecht's Silver Sneakers class meets from 9-10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and involves a combination of stretching, weight training and mobility exercises. Participants must be at least 65 years old.

    Age-appropriate exercise advice for seniors: 'Just move'

    When Margaret McCullough prepared to start a new session of the Active Older Adult Program she leads at the North YMCA, one of the participants breathed a sigh of relief and commented, "At least you're not one of those skinny young things."

Shootings shock, sadden leaders in the community

It's supposed to be a place where people get healthy, not face death.
Morse Road corridor study

OSU students suggest greenways, 'Northland hubs'

The final step in fine-tuning a plan to further help redevelop the Morse Road corridor is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30.
Septic tanks not allowed

City to enforce law requiring sewer connections

Many Columbus property owners with septic tanks are facing thousands of dollars in fees and construction costs for being required to tap into the city's sanitary sewer lines.
Zoo levy

Factions argue value of return on investment

Supporters and critics of Issue 6 are making their final arguments as the May 6 ballot nears.

Special Needs Science Fair marks 20th anniversary

The 20th edition of a science fair that holds special needs students in Columbus City Schools to the same standards as their peers is set for Friday, April 25.

Community Day planned at Brookhaven April 26

One last time. Brookhaven High School alumni and students will have a final opportunity to walk the halls and connect with old classmates on Saturday, April 26.
Police beat

Youths report they were robbed of cellphone, shoes

Two youths reported they were assaulted and robbed in the 5000 block of Maple Canyon Avenue between 7 and 8 p.m. April 16.
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