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  • Operation Evergreen

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    Barb Bloetscher, of Grandview Heights, and Jim Slyh, of Gahanna, finish inspecting Christmas trees Nov. 13 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg. The trees, donated by Christmas tree farmers throughout Ohio, will be shipped to Kuwait and Afghanistan as part of Operation Evergreen.

    Annual project sends holiday cheer to troops

    Soldiers stationed overseas will open some early holiday gifts this year -- fragrant, 6-foot white pines or Fraser firs donated by more than 40 tree farms and ready to trim with ornaments handmade by Ohio schoolchildren.
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    Chaplain Carl Bradley separates the poppies American Legion Post 798 members were selling on Veterans Day.

    Poppies for remembrance

    Bradley served in the Air Force from 1973-1981.Reynoldsburg American Legion Post 798 chaplain Carl Bradley, separates the poppies to sell. Officers from Post 798 were selling poppies and collection food for the Helping Hands Pantry in the parking lot of the Kroger and Ace Hardware in Reynoldsburg on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Bradley served in the Air Force from 1973-1981.

Slate Ridge Elementary repeats as award-winner

Stellar scores on this year's state report card led to Slate Ridge Elementary School receiving its fifth-consecutive School of Promise award and its second High Performing School of Honor award from the Ohio Department of Education.

Donations fund new gravestone for city's founder

After nearly 160 years, the headstone marking the grave of James C. Reynolds -- for whom Reynoldsburg is named -- was nearly illegible, weathered into obscurity like other grave markers from the 1800s at Fairmount Cemetery in Jacksontown.

Grocery store owner pistol-whipped, robbed of $300

Reynoldsburg police continue to search for an armed robber who terrorized customers and pistol-whipped the owner of a Livingston Avenue grocery store in broad daylight last week.
Police beat

'Very intoxicated' man hands over bags of marijuana

Police charged a man with drug abuse at 9:52 p.m. Nov. 10 in front of a business in the 7000 block of East Main Street.
Franklin County auditor's report

Only 1.5 percent of triennial-update values challenged

Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo attributes public acceptance of a new normal concerning real-estate values as the reason for a significant reduction in the number of property owners disputing property evaluations.

City to spend $1 million on water, sewer projects

Reynoldsburg City Council approved contracts Monday, Nov. 10, that will kick off about $1 million in water and sewer projects to be paid from the water department’s capital improvement projects (CIP) fund.
Pine Quarry Park

No money in city budget to replace two bridges

Reynoldsburg city officials and residents agree that two pedestrian bridges in Quarry Park need to be replaced.
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