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  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Tessa Steinemann (center) of Columbus helps unload donated pet food with Phyllis Gubanc of Reynoldsburg during a pet food drive Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Charity Newsies building in Clintonville. Donated food will go to local nonprofit organizations PetPromise and Faithful Forgotten Best Friends, which will give the goods to those in need.

    Pet food donations helping two organizations

    A nonprofit organization that seeks to foster appreciation of all animals recently completed a two-week campaign to benefit two other all-volunteer groups that work to keep people and their pets together -- even when the people can't afford to feed their pets and even when the people don't have a home of their own.
  • FRED SQUILLANTE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Dr. Michael Caligiuri, CEO of the James, speaks during the dedication of the expanded facility Friday, Nov. 7.

    OSU dedicates '21st-century cancer center'

    With pomp and pageantry, officials last week unveiled the new Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and ushered in a new era they said could lead to a cancer-free world.
  • School to work

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Zackory Price, 16, uses an angle grinder to remove a bolt from a headlight during his Technology of Automotive Diagnostics and Repair program class at the South-Western Career Academy Oct. 20.

    Academy puts students in auto jobs

    One of the busiest auto repair garages in Grove City is located in a rather surprising place: the South-Western Career Academy.

All-day kindergarten expected to boost enrollment

The South-Western City School District has begun planning the logistics for moving to adding an all-day, every-day kindergarten program in the fall of 2015.
Reducing infant mortality

City buys wellness truck tractor, targets 3 hot spots

The city of Columbus took two significant steps last week in helping to reduce the infant mortality rate.

Police investigate shooting death of West Side man

Columbus police are investigating the murder of a West Side resident who was shot to death Nov. 19 in a possible robbery.
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.

Superior band

The Westland High School Marching Band earned a Superior rating, the top available score, at the Ohio Music Education Association State Marching Band Finals Nov. 7 at Brunswick High School.
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