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  1. Helping others is hallmark of Jefferson Awards finalists' effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | This Week Community News

    Five people will be named Jefferson Award winners Thursday, April 2, but 15 more will be honored for their work around central Ohio. The Jefferson Awards, founded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Ohio Sen. Robert Taft in 1972, honor the work of unsung heroes in the community.

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  2. Gahanna Taco Bell robbery suspect soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | This Week Community News

    Gahanna police are seeking the public's help to identify a man who allegedly robbed Taco Bell, 1330 Stoneridge Drive, about 9 p.m. Thursday, March 19. The suspect approached a female employee at the counter and told her he wanted the cash from the register while simultaneously pointing to his right pocket, implying he had a gun, police said. The employee opened the register and set the money on the counter, which the suspect then grabbed with his left hand.

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  3. Celebrate the Arts in AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | This Week Community News

    In celebration of April is Arts Month in Westerville, the Westerville City Schools will highlight the artwork of students in grades kindergarten through 12 at two exhibits in the community. Also in April, literary artists who are finalists in the Celebrate the Arts Writing Contest, sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville, Westerville Public Library and Westerville News & Public Opinion , will be honored at receptions.

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  4. Former firefighter, son charged in drug holdupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | This Week Community News

    Westerville police have arrested two men in connection with three armed robberies in the Westerville area between Feb. 27 and March 16. Jeffrey T. Young, 49, and his son, Aaron J. Young, 22, both of 8929 Loudon St. in Johnstown, were arrested Friday, March 20 as suspects in the robberies. The three incidents occurred at the New Albany-area Kroger pharmacy, 5161 Hampsted Village Center Way, Feb. 27; the Westerville CVS pharmacy, 1202 County Line Road, March 11; and the Blendon Township Kroger pharmacy, 5991 S. Sunbury Road, March 16. Westerville police Detective Mike Pavolino, who had been working the case, said it was "fair to say" the robberies were very similar.

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  5. School lunch prices will go up a dime this fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | This Week Community News

    At the regular Westerville City School Board meeting, board members approved increasing school lunch prices by 10 cents for the 2015-16 school year. Elementary school lunches this year are $2.50 and will rise to $2.60.

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  6. Westerville: Woman charged with using illegal drugs at hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | This Week Community News

    A 25-year-old Etna Township woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug abuse instruments after using drugs in the bathroom of Mount Carmel St. Ann's. 500 S. Cleveland Ave. , March 18, Westerville police reported.

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  7. Armed robbery suspects arrested in WestervilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | This Week Community News

    Westerville police have arrested two men in connection with three armed robberies near New Albany and Westerville between Feb. 27 and March 16. Jeffrey T. Young, 49, and his son, Aaron J. Young, 22, both of 8929 Loudon St. in Johnstown, were arrested March 20 as suspects in the robberies. The three incidents occurred at the New Albany Kroger at 5161 Hampsted Village Center Way in Columbus on Feb. 27, the CVS at 1202 County Line Road in Westerville on March 11 and the Kroger at 5991 S. Sunbury Road in Blendon Township on March 16. Westerville police Detective Mike Pavolino, who had been working the case, said it was "fair to say" the robberies were very similar.

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  8. Northland: Police department investigates officer-involved fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | This Week Community News

    Columbus police are investigating a March 21 incident in which an officer shot and killed an armed man who allegedly attacked him as the officer was filling out a report at a North Side house. Jason L. Smith, 42, whose address was not available, was pronounced dead about 6:25 p.m. inside 4604 Summit St. The officer, whose name has not been released, was dispatched at 5:58 p.m. to the house after residents called for help because of threats made against a family member, police said in a news release.

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  9. Robbery suspects arrested in WestervilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | This Week Community News

    Westerville police have arrested two men in connection with three armed robberies in the Westerville area between Feb. 27 and March 16. Jeffrey T. Young, 49, and his son, Aaron J. Young, 22, both of 8929 Loudon St. in Johnstown, were arrested March 20 as suspects in the robberies. The three incidents occurred at the Kroger at 5161 Hampsted Village Center Way in Columbus on Feb. 27, the CVS at 1202 County Line Road in Westerville on March 11 and the Kroger at 5991 S. Sunbury Road in Blendon Township on March 16. Westerville police Detective Mike Pavolino, who had been working the case, said it was "fair to say" the robberies were very similar. 1 comment

  10. History towers over LeVeque family's estateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | This Week Community News

    Built in 1841, the home off Africa Road in Orange Township is owned by the descendants of Katherine LeVeque. The site also served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

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  11. Middle-schoolers advance to state geography bee semi-finalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | This Week Community News

    Reece Rexroad, a seventh-grader at Walnut Springs Middle School and Maxwell James, an eighth-grader at Genoa Middle School, will compete at state-level competition of the National Geographic Geography Bee March 27. This is just a sample questions that two Westerville middle school students might be seeing when they compete in the state-level competition of the National Geographic Geography Bee on March 27 at Ohio Dominican University.

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  12. Residents asked to help 'refine details' of new planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | This Week Community News

    Westerville's new comprehensive plan -- branded as Imagine Westerville -- is just months away from its final destination in front of City Council. But city planners are asking residents to come to one last series of meetings to help shape the plan before its final adoption.

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  13. All-day kindergarten option comes to WestervilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | This Week Community News

    This year, for the very first time, families enrolling a kindergarten student in the Westerville City School District have the opportunity to enter a lottery for a spot in our new All-Day Kindergarten Program. Recent conversations about ADK date back to 2009 when Ohio began requiring its public schools to offer ADK programming.

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  14. Extension opens to trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | This Week Community News

    After nearly six months of construction and finishing touches, the new Worthington Road extension opened for traffic Monday, March 16. The $6.3 million extension, reaching from County Line Road to Polaris Parkway and, with a stub road to the west, to Old Worthington Road, began development in 2012, and paving began in mid-October. The project isn't completely finished but Westerville Planning and Development Director Karl Craven says the remaining work will be minimal.

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  15. History towers over LeVeque family's estateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | This Week Community News

    An Orange Township home that previously served as a sanctuary for runaway slaves and a retreat for one of central Ohio's most prominent families has seen a lot of history. Until last spring, the five-bedroom manor off Africa Road, just southeast of the Interstate 71 overpass, was the home of Katherine LeVeque, philanthropist and former owner of downtown Columbus' LeVeque Tower.

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  16. History towers over LeVeque family's estateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | This Week Community News

    An Orange Township home that previously served as a sanctuary for runaway slaves and a retreat for one of central Ohio's most prominent families has seen a lot of history. Until last spring, the five-bedroom manor off Africa Road, just southeast of the Interstate 71 overpass, was the home of Katherine LeVeque, philanthropist and former owner of downtown Columbus' LeVeque Tower.

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  17. Smart meters will become opt-out, not opt-inRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 10 | This Week Community News

    Westerville residents still will be able to avoid upgrading to "smart meters" for their city water and electricity service, but soon they'll need to "opt out" rather than requesting the meters. The new meters are designed to communicate with customers and service departments alike, and can monitor electric and water usage in real-time, as well as detect outages, leaks and other issues.

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  18. Renovated, expanded Pointview to welcome students in fall 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | This Week Community News

    Westerville City Schools' renovation and expansion of Pointview Elementary School will take an estimated 18 months to complete and cost $5.5 million, district officials said. The renovation and expansion, carefully designed to create "inspirational learning environments," should be complete for students' return to class for the start of the 2016-17 school year.

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  19. Westerville: Employee's car stolen while he worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | This Week Community News

    A Gahanna man's vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of Kroger, 55 W. Schrock Road , while he worked during the early morning of March 2, Westerville police reported. The man was working to stock the store overnight, and hung his jacket up in an aisle with his car keys inside, police reports said.

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  20. New PROS projects may be outside 5-year windowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | This Week Community News

    Four months after passing a 20-year extension of Westerville's PROS tax, which funds parks and recreation projects, city leaders aren't expecting a plan for the incoming funds anytime soon. Parks and Recreation Director Randy Auler said his department will go through its standard five-year budgeting process this spring, but won't be giving Westerville City Council a specific outline for items detailed in plans for PROS funding.

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