2015: Community Year in Review

Development of City Hall site, southwest area big in '15

Bexley City Hall's move, the start of construction of the new Giant Eagle Market District grocery store, a new nondiscrimination ordinance and several initiatives designed to promote development in southwest Bexley were among the top local stories in 2015.

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Development, led by BrewDog, was 2015 top story

In a city where development is booming, BrewDog easily earned top-dog status as the most important story of 2015 in Canal Winchester.

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Battle for mayor's seat among 2015's top stories

Nothing was bigger in Columbus in 2015 than the race for mayor.

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Development plans stir up area residents (again) in 2015

Major redevelopments -- one that took place and another that didn't -- were on the minds of Clintonville residents during 2015.

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Parkway, mall, courthouse revved up in 2015

Progress was the theme of 2015 in Delaware County and the city of Delaware as officials broke ground on or announced plans for multiple projects expected to influence the growth of the area for years to come.

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Growth a key theme -- what a surprise, eh?

Growth has been a big theme for Dublin in 2015 as the school district saw a jump in enrollment and construction projects to attract business and people were started throughout the community.

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Voters elect new mayor; G-J settles suit

Gahanna elected a new mayor for the first time in more than a decade, and a commission recommended the city retain its strong-mayor form of government this year.

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From burl bowls to brewpub, 2015 was busy year in The Village

As the saying goes, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

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2015's trying times balanced by triumphs in Grandview

The Grandview Heights community, so defined by its schools, experienced both tragedy and triumph in 2015.

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Development was the catalyst for big news in 2015

Editor's note: Choosing five stories from a year's worth of headlines can be a daunting task, but some newsmakers have a way of standing out above the rest. Although many stories were under consideration, these top five stories are among the most significant reported on by ThisWeek Hilliard Northwest News during 2015.

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Schools work on new facilities, village repeals tax credit

The Johnstown-Monroe Local School District developed concept drawings for two new facilities, reached a contract agreement with teachers and welcomed a new high school principal and treasurer in 2015.

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Online retailer's Etna choice delivered big news in 2015

Editor's note: Choosing five stories from a year's worth of headlines can be a daunting task, but some newsmakers have a way of standing above the rest. Although many stories were under consideration, these top five are among the most significant reported on by ThisWeek Licking County News staff members during 2015.

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Facilities, programs improved in 2015

Some big changes came to Marysville in 2015.

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Amazon subsidiary's arrival among headliners for 2015

Editor's note: Choosing five stories from a year's worth of headlines can be a daunting task, but some newsmakers have a way of standing out above the rest. Although many stories were under consideration, these top five stories are among the most significant reported on by ThisWeek New Albany News during 2015.

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NCC's 50th anniversary among year's high points

The Northland Community Council, a one-of-a-kind organization in Columbus, celebrated its uniqueness and longevity with a banquet Oct. 28.

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OSU airport commitment, area plan update top stories

After facing decades of uncertainty about the fate of the Ohio State University Airport off West Case Road, Northwest Side residents were able to breathe a sigh of relief in June when the dean of the College of Engineering announced a renewed commitment to not merely keeping the facility, but also upgrading it.

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Growing pains continue in Powell, Olentangy

With no end in sight to population growth and development in southern Delaware County, stories related to officials' plans to deal with those issues dominated the headlines in 2015.

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Bicentennial, Rt. 256 work, OhioHealth top headlines

A yearlong 200th birthday celebration punctuated by a three-day Labor Day weekend party complete with a dazzling fireworks show showed residents and visitors alike that Pickerington treasures its past as much as it looks forward to the future.

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City, schools saw voters choose change in 2015

Editor's note: Choosing five stories from a year's worth of headlines can be a daunting task, but some newsmakers have a way of standing out above the rest. Although many stories were under consideration, these top five stories are among the most significant reported on by ThisWeek Reynoldsburg News during 2015.

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Development projects, house explosion top 2015 list

The past year was a busy one in Upper Arlington, with no shortage of construction projects and a few controversies popping up along the way.

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Business boomed in 2015

The announcement of the massive Westar Place project -- and its hotel centerpiece -- at the end of 2014 set the stage for a year of development and growth for Westerville in 2015.

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Developments in business, traffic dominate city's news

For Worthington, 2015 was a year of setting up for the future.

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