Much of what took place in Canal Winchester and Groveport in 2016 can be filed under one heading: construction. Projects present and future were advanced, delayed and reworked.

Much of what took place in Canal Winchester and Groveport in 2016 can be filed under one heading: construction. Projects present and future were advanced, delayed and reworked.

Here are the highlights, in no particular order:

No BrewDog yet

* BrewDog's promise to produce "beer by July 2016" at its new U.S. headquarters in Canal Winchester went by the wayside as the company dealt with a series of delays. New deadlines call for the restaurant and taproom to open in February and for BrewDog beer to roll off the line in April.

High school rising

* Construction continued on a multimillion-dollar project to build a new Groveport Madison High School and renovate a warehouse to provide space for the district's Cruiser Academy, administrative offices, transportation, buildings and grounds and information technology departments.

Levy reversal

* Canal Winchester Board of Education members changed their minds about asking voters to approve a 23-year, 0.5-mill levy set for the Nov. 8 ballot, with revenue to be used for maintenance of an addition at Canal Winchester High School. Buoyed by Treasurer Nick Roberts' second look at finances, the board nixed the request in August.

Designing a station

* Madison Township trustees decided in October to hire Turner Construction to oversee the design process for Fire Station 183, to be built at 3232 Noe-Bixby Road. Voters approved a 5.25-mill levy in 2015 for the new fire station. Trustees anticipate groundbreaking for the project early in 2017.

New Bell Inc. facility

* Bell Inc., which produces custom packaging for companies, opened in June in Groveport and celebrated its first investment outside North Dakota in September with a ribbon-cutting and tours of its $27 million facility at 6300 Commerce Drive. As of September, it had generated more than 100 jobs in Groveport.