Students at Olentangy's three high schools are participating in a canned food drive to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Students at Olentangy's three high schools are participating in a canned food drive to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

The drive is a competition the schools are linking to two Sept. 26 football games, when Olentangy Liberty and Olentangy high schools will play for the first time, and Olentangy Orange will play New Albany.

New Albany High School also is participating in the food drive. Each school is trying to collect the most pounds of canned food.

The drive is being coordinated by R.W. Setterlin Building Co. The public may participate by leaving canned food at the school of their choice.

Both the football games will be at Crew Stadium. Orange and New Albany will play at 6 p.m. Olentangy and Olentangy Liberty will face off at 9 p.m.

In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, Orange Township Fire Department will hold an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Station 362, 7307 S. Old State Road.

Activities include fire-safety-house demonstrations, railroad crossing safety, home safety displays, fire safety videos, free balloons, refreshments, stickers and fire helmets.

Visitors can the new fire trucks, tour the recently renovated station and meet the firefighters.

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the event. Call 1-800-GiveLife (1-800-448-3543) to schedule, walk-ins welcome.

For more information, call the Orange Township Fire Prevention Office at (740) 548-7104.

Liberty Township resident Barbara Threlfall was honored for her 22 years of service at the township trustees' Sept. 15 meeting.

Threlfall, who retired in May, served as zoning secretary for the township. Her tasks included scheduling, preparing for, attending and typing minutes for the zoning commission meetings for 22 years and the board of zoning appeals meeting for 18 years.