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Village Notebook

Friends of Schiller Park: Don't confuse high maintenance with high standards

Stop to think about this ... we have a patron poet. How many communities are built on a foundation of an appreciation of literature?
Smoke Signals

Students should be extra vigilant in university housing

From 2007-2011, an estimated 3,800 university housing fires occurred in the United States each year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
From the Superintendent's Desk

Feedback helps identify district principles, goals

I would like to begin my column this week by thanking all of you for a great start to the school year.
City notes

Partnerships helped city earn grant award from AEP

Early this summer, we put out a broad invitation to the community to participate in the Upper Arlington AEP Ohio Energy Savers Program.
School notes

Latest UA state report card reflects significant progress

If you have been reading the news the last few weeks, you are aware that the Ohio Department of Education released its local report cards for the 2013-14 school year.
Schools Notebook

Speaker, conference inspire youth to follow through

We decided to go to the conference, "because i said i would," after hearing Alex Sheen speak at our school. With tickets provided by Bexley Schools, our group arrived at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Sept. 6, took a photo in front of a big banner, and found our seats.
A walk in the park

Efforts could extend monarch butterflies' reign

A host of little brown grasshoppers and a few dozen clouded sulphur butterflies kept me company during a recent late-summer walk through the prairies at Blues Creek Preserve in Ostrander. Goldenrod and Indian grass towered over my head on all sides, with a variety of other prairie plants -- partridge pea, New England aster, ox-eye sunflower and black-eyed Susans -- gracing the edges of the trail.
As it were

Turnpikes debut in early 1800s

Life in frontier Franklin County was certainly not for the weak or faint of heart.
As it were

City at forefront of Prohibition

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were times of great struggle for a variety of political, economic and social reforms in America.
As it were

Newspaper history 'convoluted'

It was not the first newspaper to be published in Franklin County. Yet, The Western Intelligencer and its successors certainly had a long life.
As it were

1840s saw push for education

It is August and the public schools of central Ohio are open. This was not always the case.
As it were

Starling recalls 1840s Columbus

In July, 1846, a young man arrived in Columbus from Russellville, Ky. Starling Loving was 18 years old and a nephew of Lyne Starling, one of the four founding "proprietors" of the capital city.
As it were

Brooks built innovative prison

His mother was the first white child born on the site of what would later be Columbus. His father was a New England expatriate who, like so many others of his generation, went west to find a new life in a new land.
As it were

Township tales are complicated

Looking at a current map of Franklin County and its townships, it is easy to see the county is divided into 17 townships of various shapes and sizes.
As it were

Primitive remedies ruled frontier

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the College of Medicine at Ohio State University.
As it were

America's road comes to town

On Oct. 5, 1825, Jonathan Knight rode into Columbus at the head of a party of men. Some were soldiers in uniform. Among them was young Joe Johnston, a West Point cadet, who would later achieve some fame as a Confederate general.
As it were

1835 brought city's first theater

Much of our image of early frontier America is often described as the struggle of brave men and valiant women against the forces of nature, an endless wilderness and the dangers of attacks by vicious animals and people who did not like the newcomers very much.
As it were

July 4 feted even amid Civil War

As the United States approached the 88th anniversary of its independence in 1864, it might seem the country was not particularly in the mood to celebrate.
As it were

July 4 feted even amid Civil War

As the United States approached the 88th anniversary of its independence in 1864, it might seem the country was not particularly in the mood to celebrate.
As it were

First City Hall a sight to behold

Today when one talks about "City Hall" in Columbus, our attention is drawn to the impressive public building which has been part of the civic center along the Scioto River since it was completed in 1928.