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Village notebook

Great Placemakers Lab program to focus on parent engagement

Maybe you're just starting to hear about the Great Placemakers Lab?
Schools notebook

Letters on card can't tell the whole story

A single letter, A through F.
A walk in the park

Misleading moth rewards a second look

When is a hummingbird not a bird?
History today

Family trees will bloom at society's event

New this year to the Powell Liberty Historical Society's Good Ol' Days: Revisiting the 1800s and Early 1900s event is a focus on genealogy.
Protect & Serve

Scammers often will target old and young alike

We want to pass along information this month to help residents heighten awareness of scams, and avoid becoming a victim of these prevalent and ever-changing crimes.
City notes

Events are filling city's summer-into-fall calendar

As I look back on the past few months, I wonder if summer ever actually started -- and yet here we are facing its end, with the kids cramming whatever fun they can into their last few days of vacation.
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.
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.
As it were

Sullivant fathered sons and city

I have written about Lucas Sullivant before. In fact, I have written about him more than once. He is a hard man to avoid in the founding of Columbus and central Ohio. Today, we look at him in a slightly different way. This is the story of a father and his sons.
As it were

Bellows' dad was local architect

George Bellows is recognized today as a truly great American artist. The creator of such masterpieces of American realism as two men fighting in Stag at Sharkey's and the touching portrait of his young daughter called Lady Jean was born and raised in Columbus.