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    Driver applicant Olivia Harvey checks the front of her bus Monday, Oct. 20, while learning the district's pre-trip check routine at the South-Western Schools Transportation Department facility in Grove City. Before heading out on a route to transport students, drivers must complete a 193-point safety checklist of the bus.

    District stresses bus safety every week

    School buses are such a common sight, it can be easy to forget their important function.

    One of the clowns in the Dead Clown Hall of Fame, part of Rib's 3D Funhouse at ScareAtorium, was photographed though 3D glasses. ScareAtorium is located in the former PharMor store at Northland Plaza, 2605 Northland Plaza Drive, Columbus. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Oct. 16 through Nov. 1, with "lights on" tours offered on Sundays.

    ScareAtorium's frightful fun includes 2 attractions

    Most people think a haunted house attraction is tossed together in late September.

    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.

5th-grade teacher latest School Bell Award winner

Franklin Woods Intermediate School fifth-grade teacher Katie Hopkins is the latest recipient of the South-Western City School District's School Bell Award.
Ohio House of Representatives

Newbern challenges Curtin for 17th District seat

Incumbent Michael Curtin being challenged by Michael Newbern.

Children Services makes case for renewal levy

Franklin County Children Services is asking for a 1.9 mill renewal levy on the fall ballot.
Franklin County auditor

Nov. 4 race pits incumbent against UA councilman

UA councilman Mike Schadek is running against incumbent Clarence Mingo for the Franklin County Auditor seat.

Big pumpkin will be back at Boo on Broadway event

Boo on Broadway in Grove City to bring back popular feature.
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