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Jefferson Township to host meeting for project

Area residents are invited to attend a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, to discuss a proposed repair and resurfacing of Havens Road between Mann and Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road.

The meeting will be at New Horizons Church, 2100 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, just south of Havens Road.

Jefferson Township is hosting the meeting for the purpose of applying for Ohio Public Works Commission funding, which requires that a public-information meeting be held to inform residents of future work.

Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and express opinions about the project by submitting a comment form during the meeting.

Anyone who's unable to attend but would like additional information should call Joe Gerhart, Jefferson service superintendent, at 614-861-2440 or email

Interstitial cystitis walk slated Sept. 6

The second annual walk for interstitial cystitis, a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Gahanna Middle School West, 350 N. Stygler Road.

Walk coordinator Anita Bosaw said patients from around the world unite every September to raise awareness about interstitial cystitis.

Sponsorships, donations and registrations can be made by emailing Bosaw at or calling 614-940-5602.

Anyone wanting to walk for the cause can go online to to register.

All proceeds from the walk will be donated to the Interstitial Cystitis Association's research fund.

Valladares honored for financial report

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools treasurer Julio Valladares has been recognized with the certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the fiscal year 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

The certificate of achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Valladares' financial report has been judged by a GFOA panel, who determined it had met the high standards of the program.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving about 17,500 government finance professionals, with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

District outlines free-meal policy

The Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District has announced its 2014-15 policy for free and reduced-price meals.

Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Application forms have been distributed to all homes in a letter to parents and guardians.

To apply for free or reduced-price meals, parents and guardians should complete the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school. A complete application is required.

-- Marla K. Kuhlman