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    Fariba Mohammadyar (left) teaches a class at her studio, Majestic Belly Dancing, Oct. 23. The class is preparing for a show in the McConnell Arts Center Dec. 21. Mohammadyar also teaches classes at Carriage Place Recreation Center. Also pictured are students Kinya Knight and Kyaris Soriano (right).

    Instructor thought belly dancing days were behind her

    When Fariba Mohammadyar came to the United States 18 years ago, she was leaving behind Europe, where she grew up, and Iran, where she was born.

    One of the clowns in the Dead Clown Hall of Fame, part of Rib's 3D Funhouse at ScareAtorium, was photographed though 3D glasses. ScareAtorium is located in the former PharMor store at Northland Plaza, 2605 Northland Plaza Drive, Columbus. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Oct. 16 through Nov. 1, with "lights on" tours offered on Sundays.

    ScareAtorium's frightful fun includes 2 attractions

    Most people think a haunted house attraction is tossed together in late September.
    Wild Birds Unlimited manager Chris Sheley (left), and his parents, franchise owners Donna and Tom Sheley, pose in their new location at 6654 Sawmill Road in Dublin. Wild Birds Unlimited had been at their old location on Riverside Drive for 28 years.

    Wild Birds Unlimited makes new nest on Sawmill Road

    After nearly 30 years on Riverside Drive, a Wild Birds Unlimited franchise was forced this past summer to take wing.
Ebola preparedness

Health officials launch coordinated procedures

Local health officials want to assure the public they are prepared if an Ebola outbreak occurs in central Ohio.
Police beat

Four women report continued harassment

Four women, one from Grove City and the rest residents of Willoway Circle South contacted Columbus police at 8:57 a.m. Oct. 25 to report ongoing harassment by another woman who accuses them of spreading rumors about her.
Issue 4

Children Services seeks 1.9-mill renewal levy

Franklin County Children Services is seeking a 10-year, 1.9-mill renewal levy -- Issue 4 -- on the general election ballot Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Charter changes outlined for NCC

Deep review of the city charter led to 19 proposed revisions; They will appear as 3 grouped issues on the ballot

The "fundamental law of the city" can use a little updating after more than a century, state Rep. Michael F. Curtin said at the Oct. 7 Northland Community Council meeting.

KIPP Columbus poised for expansion at new campus

A former Columbus State Community College golf course off Agler Road is now the new campus for an expanded local branch of a network of charter schools that serve disadvantaged students.
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