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  • ALAN FROMAN/THISWEEKNEWS
    Eagle Scout candidate Eli Warner (center) works to site his planned meditation space at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery with the help of (from left) his father Nate Warner, Troop 275 Assistant Scoutmaster Jerry Rouch and Troop 275 Scoutmaster Larry Buehler.

    Eagle project adding meditation space at cemetery

    A Grove City Boy Scout is leading an effort to convert a barren area at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery into a peaceful and pleasant site for meditation.
  • From Kohl's to go-karts

    STEVE WARTENBERG/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Bob Conrad is renovating a vacant Kohl's store at 4045 W. Broad St. into an indoor track for electric go-karts. He plans a mid-October opening of the new business.

    Buckeye Raceway will take over West Side space

    Rob Conrad is ripping up tiles and laying down a quarter-mile track inside a vacant 135,000-square-foot building that was once a Kohl's store at 4050 W. Broad St.
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    ERIN HOLL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Pilot Dogs trainer Steve Hoyt, left, takes a blindfolded Calista Harper around the building with a Labrador retriever in training to simulate walking with a guide dog.

    Puppy raisers fundamental to Pilot Dogs training program

    Pilot Dogs, a central Ohio nonprofit, has been serving the blind community for more than 60 years by providing guide dogs.

New principal ready to jump in at new school

It's hard to say who will be more excited about moving into the new Monterey Elementary School building when the school year begins Sept. 2 -- the students or their new principal.

Heinzerling has plans for donation from Shriners

An area organization plans to put a financial gift to work in helping to improve the lives of its charges.
Franklin County Auditor's Office

Local schools, municipalities to get cut of $10.5 million

The Franklin County Auditor's Office will return $10.5 million to local schools and municipalities after finding savings in the triennial update process.
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Homework Help Centers open for new school year

For the 10th year in a row, the Columbus Metropolitan Library system is offering kids a place to study after school.
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