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  • Heroin has become a local epidemic. No longer an inner-city problem, it pervades every central Ohio suburb. It's a community problem. Young people are getting hooked in increasing numbers. For some, there is hope through rehabilitation and treatment. For others, the story ends tragically in death.

    Heroin Hits Home

    In this three-week series, ThisWeek Community News talks to law enforcement, school officials, treatment professionals and addicts about the extremely addictive drug and what can be done to solve the problem. Week one looks at the faces of addiction.

Supreme Court rules three Powell initiatives off ballot

The Ohio Supreme Court on Friday, Sept. 19, ruled that a proposed Powell charter amendment to create a resident-led board to review the city’s comprehensive plan will not be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Ruling: Board emails didn't break state law

An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that four members of the Olentangy school board did not violate state open-meetings law by swapping emails.

Olentangy alum coming soon to theater near you

When Blake Sheldon got his first role on a cable television show, he was too overwhelmed to tell all of his friends.

Developer adds new senior facility to Powell plans

A Denver-based company already developing a senior apartment complex in Powell hopes to build an assisted-living community in the city as well.
Orange Township

Trustees set Oct. 30 as Beggars Night

Beggars Night will be Thursday, Oct. 30, in Orange Township, despite one trustee's protests.
Police beat

Juveniles face charges after burglary report

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies arrested four juvenile suspects recently for their alleged involvement in a burglary in Lewis Center.

Job loss provides missing ingredient for sweet treat

Even if you've never seen a horse race, Fern Upshaw thinks you'll love a taste of the Little Brown Jug.

Former OSU facility will house Olentangy students

The Block O logo that once represented Ohio State University on a Lewis Center building now stands for Olentangy schools.
State report cards

Olentangy moves closer to goal of straight A's

The Olentangy Local School District received a report card from the state last week that most students would be proud to show their parents.
A walk in the park

Efforts could extend monarch butterflies' reign

A host of little brown grasshoppers and a few dozen clouded sulphur butterflies kept me company during a recent late-summer walk through the prairies at Blues Creek Preserve in Ostrander. Goldenrod and Indian grass towered over my head on all sides, with a variety of other prairie plants -- partridge pea, New England aster, ox-eye sunflower and black-eyed Susans -- gracing the edges of the trail.
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