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    Retired Air Force Col. Thomas Moe hugs his granddaughter, Addison Moe, after speaking to her eighth-grade class Nov. 13 at Berkshire Middle School. The colonel was a prisoner of war in Vietnam from January 1968 to March 1973.

    Vietnam POW shares harrowing account with students

    It's been 41 years since retired Air Force Col. Thomas Moe was released from a Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp, but he still remembers the code perfectly.
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    A wreath of poppies sits at the base of one of the granite flagpoles at the Greater Powell Veterans Memorial after the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The wreath was made by students at Powell's Village Academy.

    Veterans Day in Powell

    The city of Powell hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Village Green Park, 47 Hall St.

Developers of Powell apartments file lawsuit over charter amendment

A recently approved charter amendment aimed at blocking new apartment and condo developments in the city of Powell has been challenged in court.

Schools look for 'creative space' at upper levels

The Olentangy Local School District will grow in enrollment by slightly more than 2,000 students -- or about 11 percent -- over the next decade, according to a conservative estimate by a planning firm hired by the district.

Proposal for Daydream Inn draws rousing praise

After getting the go-ahead from Powell's Planning and Zoning Commission, the Daydream Inn is starting to look more like a reality.
Galena and Berkshire Township

Officials: Proposed merger about malls

Village of Galena officials say they want no part of a plan to merge with Berkshire Township, which they say two residents are plotting to delay development east of Interstate 71.

Wildlights on ice: Skating rink returns to zoo

Add ice skating back to the list of ways to celebrate the holiday season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Donor erases OHS turf debt

Thanks to an anonymous donor's quarter-million-dollar gift, Olentangy High School athletes will play on fully funded turf for years to come.

After easy win, Lewis hopes to foster cooperation

Genoa Township Trustee Barb Lewis said she will work to bring the spirit of cooperation to the Delaware County Board of Commissioners after easily winning a seat on the board last week.

Deal with Rumpke saves Powell residents cash

Powell residents will pay less to take out the trash during the next three years thanks to a new contract between the city and Rumpke.
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