Westerville News & Public Opinion

Westerville Top Stories

  • CHRIS PARKER/THISWEEKNEWS
    Central Ohio Dance Camp students perform to showcase what they learned during the weeklong camp Friday afternoon, Aug. 8 at the Generations Performing Arts Center, 11 W. College Ave.

    Dance camp showcase

    For the last day of camp, master instructors in ballet, hip-hop, jazz and tap dance from Chicago and New York were brought in to Generations to work with the students, prior to their wrap-up performance for friends and family members.
  • Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital

    Six volunteers who have worked at the hospital since its opening 30 years ago recently were honored by Mount Carmel St. Ann's. Pictured in the hospital's new main entrance lobby are (from left): Marcia Staub, Donna Karshner, Judy Joseph, Loretta Thomas, Becky Eldridge and Sue Miller.

    30 years later, volunteers still answering the call

    When St. Ann's hospital opened in Westerville 30 years ago, it needed volunteers.
  • Westerville residents Julie and Chris Hedrick pose with their awards at the Ohio Valley Regional Emmys Aug. 2.

    Westerville couple collects Emmys for video work

    Emmy awards aren't always for glamorous small-screen actors and big-name network television shows.

Westerville OKs purchase of abandoned hotel

Westerville City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 12, approved the purchase of a dilapidated hotel property near the southern entrance to the city on State Street.
Temporary busing to Mark Twain

Path construction keeping students from walking, bicycling to school safely

Delays in construction of the city's multiuse path along Walnut Street near Spring Road has made access to Mark Twain Elementary School and Walnut Springs Middle School difficult for students who walk or ride bicycles to school.

Board OKs raises for Kellogg, Griffith

The Westerville school board approved raises for its two top administrators Monday, Aug. 11.

Chamber backs extension of city's PROS tax

Westerville's proposed renewal of its PROS tax received a vote of confidence last week when the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce announced it is backing the extension on November's ballot.
Police beat

Woman charged with stealing co-worker's meds

A Gahanna woman was arrested and charged with felony theft of drugs for reportedly stealing six prescription bottles and their contents from a co-worker at a business in the 300 block of Polaris Parkway, Westerville police said.

Ohio council honors Barlow as Hall of Fame Librarian

After more than 25 years as director of the Westerville Public Library, Don Barlow was recognized as a Hall of Fame Librarian by the Ohio Library Council July 28.

Two veterans groups plan cooperation

After a meeting between their commanders, American Legion Young-Budd Post 171 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7883 are planning more cooperation between the two Westerville groups that represent military veterans.

4 businesses seek OK to sell alcohol

Westerville area voters will decide local liquor options for four establishments on November's ballot.
Evolving graduation requirements

New system replaces OGT for this year's freshmen

This year's incoming Westerville freshmen will forego the Ohio Graduation Test and have different requirements for their diploma.
Chamber Corner

Leadership Westerville now accepting applications to join its Class of 2015

If you answer yes to these following questions, you should strongly consider applying for the Leadership Westerville program.
more Westerville news

Sports

Coverage of Central, North and South High School sports teams

Education

Westerville City School District news, including database searches

Cops & Courts

Westerville police reports and other crime news, including database searches