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    South-Western City Schools Superintendent Bill Wise (left) talks with members of a tour group getting a preview of Harmon Elementary School Friday, Aug. 22.

    School tour unveils what district bought

    A few finishing touches remain and some boxes still need to be unloaded, but the South-Western City School District's four new elementary school buildings will be ready when the school year opens Tuesday, Sept. 2.
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    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.
Sept. 2 start

School district continues work on facilities, curriculum

The new school year opens Tuesday, Sept. 2, in South-Western City School District with much of the focus on construction and curriculum.
Ohio School Breakfast Challenge

Campaign encourages kids to eat in the morning

A full stomach makes for a more open mind.
Military Veterans Resource Center

Nonprofit's mission: Help veterans find jobs

It's a new name but the same mission for a Northland-based nonprofit organization that seeks to help veterans find jobs.
Great Placemakers Lab

City planner to welcome audience participation

Kyle Ezell plans to do more than speak: he plans to, ... well ..., plan.

Children's choir gets Carnegie Hall invite for 2015

Members of the Columbus International Children's Choir returned last month from participating in the 2014 World Choir Games in Latvia, earning gold and silver medals.

Budding entrepreneurs to get expert advice at expo

City officials are reaching out to people looking to start their own small businesses in Columbus.
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