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  • PAUL VERNON/THISWEEKNEWS
    Members of the Straub dancers perform during Westerville's Got Talent at Westerville Central High School Saturday, Nov. 22. The annual talent show is staged by the Westerville Lions Club, with its proceeds helping to fund the club's philanthropic efforts.

    Showcase of Westerville talent

  • JENNIFER JARRELL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Longtime Westerville City School District administrator Chris Wanner is back on duty in Westerville schools, temporarily assigned as dean of students at Blendon Middle School. Seen here during lunch hour at the Otterbein Avenue school, Wanner is filling in for Blendon Assistant Principal Fred Tombaugh, who has been assigned as acting principal at Heritage Middle School.

    Wanner returns to district, filling in at Blendon

    He retired from Westerville City Schools in 2010, but Chris Wanner didn't go far. The former longtime district administrator is serving as the dean of students at Blendon Middle School, likely through the end of the year.

Bistro gets its big '8'

8 State Bistro may not be ready to open its doors yet, but owner Kevin Campbell finally has the permission of the Uptown Review Board to move forward with a lighted marquee and illuminated "8" that will certainly stand out on State Street.

Council OK's mixed-use plan for Braun tract

After more than a year of uncertainty, owners RSTLNE LLC and Otterbein University finally have Westerville City Council's approval to move forward on the development of a 95-acre tract known as the Braun Farm at Cooper Road and Cleveland Avenue.
Police beat

Would-be burglar stops by 3 houses

Three residential burglary attempts were reported with an hour on the same block in the city, Westerville police reported.

County charges man in fatal hit-skip

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Columbus man Saturday, Nov. 22, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in Blendon Township the day before.

Uptown appreciates plug for Small Business Saturday

While Uptown Westerville and its small shops and businesses are often a focal point of the local community, the national Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 has local merchants hoping for a boost in both profits and awareness.

Westerville seniors prep for 30th Snowflake Castle

For the 30th anniversary of Westerville's Snowflake Castle, organizers are expecting the largest turnout yet for the annual holiday celebration.

Post 171 members donate 75 Thanksgiving meals

Westerville's American Legion Post 171 began celebrating the holidays a bit early this year by delivering Thanksgiving to some veterans in need.

Explore artistic techniques, relax at Sip & Sketch

Sip & Sketch, a collaboration between the Arts Council of Westerville and Meza Wine Shop, is a wine tasting and casual art class that's perfect for any level of expertise.
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