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  • Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest

    Certificates and gifts for the contest winners await presentation at the writers reception held Sunday, April 13 at the Westerville Public Library.

    Winning entries from eighth year published

    To recognize and encourage the talents of literary artists, the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Public Library and the ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion invited writers of all ages to be a part of the community's eighth annual Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest.
    Salman Rushdie presents his lecture April 10 at Otterbein University, appearing as part of the Vernon L. Pack Distinguished Lecturer Series.

    Rushdie: Writers are world's 'rememberers'

    The acclaimed, controversial novelist Sir Salman Rushdie has written award-winning fiction, been knighted by the Queen of England and has been the subject of an Iranian assassination call.
    Construction on the new south gateway streetscaping project continues in front of US Bank, 833 S. State St. The city initially offered the property owner $145,855 for the 0.205 acres taken by the improvement, but he argued in court that it significantly reduced the visibility of his property and was awarded $1.3 million.

    'Gateway' project in final phase

    After months of construction and more than a year of planning, the city of Westerville's gateway improvements project is finally entering into its final phase.
'Real Money, Real World'

Finance course is eye-opener for students

Westervillle South High School senior Steven Lyman was trying to decide between a new minivan or maybe a used sedan.

Uptown Plan will identify 'catalytic projects'

The city of Westerville has been looking for ways to revitalize its Uptown district for some time and has been working on the Uptown Plan for more than a year. At a City Council work session April 8, council members and city planning staff discussed the latest update to the plan, including input from the community.
More orange barrels in Westerville

Decker gets $1.3 million contract for street rebuilds

Get ready for more orange barrels and construction crews. Westerville's annual street rehabilitation project soon will be in full swing.

Magnet school programs will grow again

Magnet school programs will return for second- and third-graders at Hanby and Emerson elementary schools next school year.

Cross Walk will follow new route on Good Friday

For the first time in more than 20 years, the annual Good Friday Cross Walk coordinated by the Westerville Area Ministerial Association will follow a different route for the Easter weekend tradition.
Police beat

Electronics reported stolen in E. Home Street burglary

A house in the 200 block of East Home Street was burglarized April 7 when an unknown suspect found a spare key in the back of the residence, Westerville police reported.

WARM buys building, plans move in May

After more than 40 years of service to the city, the Westerville Area Resource Ministry is moving to a larger $1.2 million facility at 150 Heatherdown Drive.
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