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    Parag Pathak (left) and his daughters, Rhea Pathak, 10 (center), and Anya Pathak, 6 (right), pass a costumed ‘ghoul’ while taking a guided walk Thursday, Oct. 23, through Smith Nature Park. The family took part in the annual Golden Bear Scare, sponsored by the Upper Arlington Civic Association.

    Golden Bear Scare

    Scenes from the 2014 Golden Bear Scare Halloween attraction, presented annually by the Upper Arlington Civic Association at UA's Smith Nature Park.
    Upper Arlington's Gavin Voss looks for a shot against Cincinnati Princeton's Jesse Kufeldt guards during the first half of their state water polo tournament match Friday, Oct. 24, at Thomas Worthington High School. The Golden Bears won 17-7 en route to a sixth-place finish.

    Fending off the competition

Strategic plan

UA schools aim for 'relentless focus on learning'

A "relentless focus on learning" and "clear, high expectations for great learning and teaching" are among the goals listed in a new strategic plan for Upper Arlington schools that was presented to the public for the first time last week.

City tax issue, county races top Nov. 4 ballot

Upper Arlington voters will determine if an increase to the city's income tax rate will be approved when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4.

AEP installing cable, conduit system in Dierker Road area

AEP Ohio officials last week said they're nearing the midway point for work in the Dierker Road area in Upper Arlington that will include upgrading electrical cables and better protecting them.
Police beat

Backup sent after dispatcher loses contact with officer

Upper Arlington Police Division officials dispatched backup officers to the 2300 block of West Lane Avenue Oct. 23 after an officer making a traffic stop at approximately 7:30 a.m. did not respond to multiple attempts by headquarters to maintain contact with her.

Issue 23 backers report raising more than $80,000

A group of Upper Arlington residents supporting a proposed local income tax increase from 2 percent to 2.5 percent raised more than $80,000 for their effort, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed with the Franklin County Board of Elections by the Oct. 23 deadline.
Campaign finance reports

Mingo ahead of Schadek in fundraising, spending

Incumbent Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo held wide margins in campaign fundraising and spending over challenger Mike Schadek, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed with the Franklin County Board of Elections.
City notes

Projects made possible by grants, partnerships

Last Thursday, with a beautiful sunny fall day as our backdrop, city, schools and library leaders gathered with two special guests in celebration of a project made possible through community visioning, partnerships and grant money.
Charter bus accident

Wellington students treated after Oct. 21 crash in Canada

Few details have been released about an Oct. 21 accident involving a charter bus carrying 30 eighth-graders and three chaperones from The Wellington School.
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