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  • Heroin has become a local epidemic. No longer an inner-city problem, it pervades every central Ohio suburb. It's a community problem. Young people are getting hooked in increasing numbers. For some, there is hope through rehabilitation and treatment. For others, the story ends tragically in death.

    Heroin Hits Home

    In this three-week series, ThisWeek Community News talks to law enforcement, school officials, treatment professionals and addicts about the extremely addictive drug and what can be done to solve the problem. Week one looks at the faces of addiction.
  • 'From Devastation to Hope'

    Speaker Mike Walsh salutes as Taps are played during the 9/11 memorial.

    9/11 memorial draws lesson of good springing from bad

    It's been 13 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, shook the nation.
$1.3 million eminent domain case

No decision announced on whether city will appeal

After more than a month of silence, Westerville officials have yet to determine whether they will appeal a case that could cost the city more than $1.3 million.
'From Devastation to Hope'

9/11 memorial draws lesson of good springing from bad

It's been 13 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, shook the nation.

District report card: five A's, three B's, one F

The Westerville City School District received A's, B's and one F in its annual report card from the Ohio Department of Education. There is no overall grade for districts or schools yet. with those planned to return next year.

Scrawled threat ends in 14-year-old's arrest

Just minutes before school began at Westerville South High School Monday, Sept. 15, Westerville police arrested a 14-year-old boy who they believe threatened a school shooting the same day.
Police beat

Jogger finds deceased man by road

A 63-year-old man was found dead Sept. 8 on the street in front of an Uptown residence in the first block of West Plum Street, Westerville police reported.

Resident faces charges in deaf-community scam

A Westerville woman who is deaf faces charges of theft from an elderly person for her role in a scam that reportedly preyed upon other members of the deaf community.
'Imagine Westerville'

Officials hold joint meeting to set project's course

As another step in the city's Imagine Westerville project, Westerville City Council and Planning Commission members held a joint session Sept. 9 to discuss the community's opinion on the development plan, and to add their own input.

66 new teachers in class; more may be needed next year

The Westerville City School District hired 66 teachers this year and could be looking to hire more next year.
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