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    (From left) Sue Rudibaugh, Jack Sjogren and Jody Sjogren perform at the Sjogrens' home during the 2014 WesterFlora Garden Tour Sunday, July 20. Though musicians performed at each stop, the Sjogrens were the only tour hosts to also help provide the musical entertainment.

    Garden treasures bloom

    Sunny skies and sub-80s temperatures pulled flocks of visitors to the WesterFlora Garden Tour Sunday, July 20.
    Westerville resident Simone Armour, 14, (center) warms up during her modern dance class at BalletMet Dance Academy Summer Intensive Programs "Technique and Beyond" July 18.

    BalletMet's Intensive Program fits the name

    Dance students from all over the world give up summer jobs and vacations to go back to school for a summer dance program at BalletMet Dance Academy in Columbus.

Jackowski succumbs to cancer

Longtime Westerville schools administrator Curt Jackowski lost his eight-year battle with cancer Sunday, July 20, succumbing to the disease at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. He was 48.

Tapestry tour weaves history, help for housing

With its annual Tapestry of a Town historical tour July 27, the Westerville Habitat Partnership aims to raise funds for the future by showcasing the past.
Police beat

Police charge man with domestic violence and assault

Westerville police arrested and charged a man with domestic violence and assault July 13 after he reportedly assaulted his wife.

Blendon Township man arrested in brutal attack

A deadly shooting involving a divorced couple ended in the man's unsuccessful suicide attempt Monday morning, July 21.

Central College TIF eyed for parkland purchase

In order to facilitate the creation of a new city park within a major new development in the Central College area, Westerville City Council plans to establish a Tax Increment Financing District on a portion of the property, located east of Sunbury Road and south of Central College Road.

Locals hail Downtown Connector to Alum Creek Trail

When Columbus City Council approved a connector to the Alum Creek Greenway Trail July 14, Columbus residents weren't the only ones in central Ohio looking forward to pedaling into Downtown.

Vote brings 3 percent raises for administrators, staff

The Westerville Board of Education has approved pay raises for district administrators and administrative staff.

Louisville museum doffs hat to Westerville resident's creation

You can take the girl out of Kentucky, but you can't take Kentucky out of the girl.
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