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  • Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival

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    The 2013 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival Queen, Alissa Jones, competes in the spaghetti-eating competition during the 49th annual Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival at Huber Park Saturday, Aug. 16. Contestants were required to eat the pasta without using their hands.

    More than 5,000 enjoy tomato-flavored weekend

    Organizers estimate more than 5,000 people visited the 49th annual Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival last weekend, sampling fried green tomatoes, tomato-flavored ice cream, funnel cakes and other fair foods, or listening to live bands and sipping a brew in the beer garden.
Orange barrel zone

Detours, lower speed limits in effect on Brice Road

Motorists who travel Brice Road in Reynoldsburg will deal with significant traffic pattern changes, detours and a reduced speed limit for the next two weeks as crews continue working on a $4.8-million resurfacing and construction project.

Parent petition asks Reynoldsburg board to offer 'fair' contract

An online petition asking the Reynoldsburg school district to offer "a fair and equitable contract to the Reynoldsburg Education Association, showing value and respect," has gathered more than 500 signatures.
Police beat

Two neighbors injured in dispute over tall grass

It was weed trimmer vs. weed killer in a neighborhood dispute over tall grass last week.

Revamped Harley takes on new police role

The Reynoldsburg Community Event Bike -- a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle with custom chrome exhaust pipes and a red and blue underbody light kit -- attracted lots of attention at the Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival, especially after dark.

Farmers market adds extra day to schedule Sept. 18

Regular Farmers Market Thursdays are coming to an end this month, but vendors asked for a bonus market day in September to accommodate the late harvest.

Classes resume in Reynoldsburg, teacher contract unresolved

Reynoldsburg students headed back to class this week with teachers considering whether to strike and Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning promising that schools will remain open even if members of the Reynoldsburg Education Association hit the picket lines.
Council vote on animal laws

Member wonders if ad hoc group was 'a sham'

Two weeks after Reynoldsburg City Council voted to reject all recommendations to change the city's animal ordinance, a local veterinarian who was a member of the ad hoc committee named to study the existing laws is wondering if it "was a sham."
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