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    Byron Diaz and his children, Debra, 8, and Nathanael, 10, collect litter at Whitehall Community Park as part of an annual citywide cleanup day Saturday, Oct. 18.

    Putting litter in its place

    Around 95 volunteers were dispatched to pick up trash around the city.
    Rosemore Middle School eighth-grader Alax Hammonds sheds a few tears Friday, Oct. 10, while donating her hair to Children with Hair Loss. The fundraiser brought in more than $1,000 in the name of cancer prevention and support of victims. Alax's "stylist" is language arts teacher Laura Balogh.

    A cut above: Students, teachers donate hair

    While there is little data to prove it, many doctors and nurses agree that boosting a cancer patient's self-esteem through their appearance can lead to positive effects.
    Whitehall resident Stefanie Huber blows off some steam on the trampoline with her 5-year-old daughter, Amiyah, after a homework session. The two were about to leave for a pee-wee football game Sept. 30, where Amiyah is a cheerleader.

    Heroin split family, but healing has begun

    Just seven short months ago, 26-year-old Whitehall resident Stefanie Huber was behind bars at the Franklin County jail, in battle with her mother and separated from her daughter, Amiyah, whose 5th birthday she missed while incarcerated for a heroin-related arrest.

City task force ready to reveal new tack for Fourth of July

Members of a task force charged with devising an alternative slate of activities for the city's Fourth of July celebration expect to present their findings at the next meeting of Whitehall City Council committees, set Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Hotel out, assisted-living center in

The city of Whitehall and Reynoldsburg-based Wallick Communities have struck a tentative deal that would result in the transformation of the Ramada Inn, 4801 E. Broad St., into an assisted-living community for senior citizens.

Halloween Walk, new event slated

The Whitehall Community Celebration Association is sponsoring something old and something new for Halloween.

Safety lessons could be integrated into curriculum

It's been five years since kindergartners have participated in Safety Town in Whitehall -- and that gap has caught the eye of some city leaders, including Whitehall Councilman Larry Morrison.
Police beat

Good Samaritan robbed of cash in store parking lot

A Lancaster man told Whitehall police he was robbed at 11 p.m. Oct. 11 in the parking lot of United Dairy Farmers, 4374 E. Broad St.
20th House District race

Incumbent Bishoff faces challenger Mefford

Two business owners from Blacklick are vying for the Ohio House of Representatives' 20th District seat.
Nov. 4 election

Children Services makes case for renewal levy

Franklin County Children Services is working hard to protect neglected youngsters and earn voters' trust, an agency official says.
Franklin County auditor

Nov. 4 race pits incumbent against UA councilman

Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo says his leadership experience and dedication to efficient property appraisals set him apart in his bid for re-election next month, while challenger Mike Schadek promises to bring greater transparency and more ethical accountability to the office.
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