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  1. Hilliard far from only Franklin County suburb to switch to a city managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Proponents argued that one of the reasons Hilliard should adopt a city-manager form of government was because it would align the city with many of its neighboring suburbs. Voters handily approved the switch by an 18-percentage point margin Tuesday, setting into motion a 14-month transition away from an elected mayor to a professional manager appointed by city council.


  2. Federal funding for schools' internet connectivity might dry up next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | The Columbus Dispatch

    This school year could be the last chance for nearly 200 Ohio districts to tap into millions of dollars to upgrade the technology that connects students to high-speed internet. Because it's unclear whether the federal funding will be reauthorized, advocates and state officials are making it a priority to get the word out about the "E-rate" program so the money isn't left unspent.


  3. Former Hilliard parks official pleads guilty to theft of $270,000 from poolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    A former deputy director of the Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department admitted Wednesday that she stole more than $270,000 from the city's swimming pools and altered documents to hide the thefts. Heather H. Ernst, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of theft in office and one count of attempted tampering with records in Franklin County Common Pleas Court and agreed to pay back the money.


  4. Russo, Yassenoff square off in 24th House District debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Described by one questioner at the Upper Arlington Rotary Club as “reasonable candidates in an unreasonable political climate,” 24th House District opponents Allison Russo and Erik Yassenoff squared off in a civil debate Tuesday. “That's the thing about being an Upper Arlington resident - we have very similar values and believe very similar things, and it's hard to find strong differences between us,” said Yassenoff, a Republican and former Upper Arlington councilman and policy advisor for Gov. John Kasich's administration.


  5. Despite job growth, Franklin County poverty rate remains highRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    When it comes to job and population growth, Franklin County has long been a powerhouse. But it still has a higher percentage of poor residents than the rest of Ohio and the nation.


  6. Fire departments connect seniors staying in their homes with servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Norwich Township Fire Chief Jeff Warren was happy to be wrong. He thought the number of people enrolled in his fire department's collaborative program with National Church Residences was around 100.


  7. Here's what you need to know to start your Thursday Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Household income in Franklin County has finally caught up to where it was at the start of the Great Recession, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday. The American Community Survey data also indicated that the county's poverty rate is moving downward, closer to the 15 percent level it was at when the nation fell into economic crisis a decade ago.


  8. Franklin County program helps frequently jailed women chart new pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    One half of Rachael Cook's artwork was labeled Secrets. That's the stuff that keeps the 26-year-old Linden-area woman hooked on drugs.


  9. Editorial: Keep central Ohio green; vote to replace Metro Parks levyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Chances are, the Metro Parks replacement levy on November's ballot would pass without any help; in a recent survey of registered voters in Franklin County, 82 percent said they support the measure. Still, The Dispatch is glad to urge a vote for the Metro Parks levy, for the extraordinary value the park system brings to central Ohio at modest cost.


  10. Hilliard school district ready to open new, updated buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    The first day of classes for Hilliard City Schools is Wednesday, about a week after the start for most other suburban districts in central Ohio. The district needs that extra time because it has spent the past nine weeks shuffling their school buildings.


  11. Franklin County Sheriff's Office adds two more therapy dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    The Franklin County sheriff's office is adding two more dogs to a special therapy unit that has grown in popularity since its launch a little more than a year ago. Kit, a standard poodle, and Woody, a labradoodle, were introduced Saturday during the WAG! festival, an annual event that draws thousands of people and dogs to Prairie Oaks Metro Park in Hilliard for K-9-focused festivities.


  12. 101 years old, Franklin County Fair changes with the timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    As it celebrates its 101st anniversary, the event is laden with its folksy traditions. But its organizers say it's changing to stay relevant.


  13. Michael Arace | Stress, blood clot can't slow BurgessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    If you're a blood clot and you look for people who swallow stress with a smile, like Dwight Burgess, you roll with them. Burgess, 58, is the men's soccer coach at Wittenberg University, the executive director of the Hilliard Ohio Soccer Association and the color analyst for Crew SC broadcasts.


  14. Westerville bans smoking in public parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Smokers who visit Westerville's public parks soon will be required to extinguish their cigarettes and put away their vape pens. The Westerville City Council agreed to ban smoking in the suburb's public parks Monday night, joining Columbus and a growing number of surrounding cities.


  15. Lots of school construction means lots of requests for levies, bond issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Five districts - Grandview Heights, Dublin, South-Western, Whitehall and Worthington - plan to approach voters this fall for the go-ahead to build. Others are farther along in the process.


  16. Community event on opioid abuse designed to help save lives in Linden Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Members of the Linden community joined together Tuesday night to take the fight against the opioid epidemic into their own hands. The "Save Lives Linden" event provided attendees training in CPR, use of naloxone, how to make drug disposal bags, provided resources and featured a panel that spoke on the crisis in the community.


  17. Man who used hidden camera to take nude images of teenager gets one year in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    "Pure immorality and weakness" were the words a Hilliard man used to explain why he hid a camera in a changing room at an aquatics center and captured nude images of a 17-year-old female lifeguard. Justin F. Budding, 23, apologized to the victim Friday in a Franklin County courtroom and in a letter to the judge.


  18. 5 medical marijuana sales sites approved for ColumbusRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    The dispensary announcement is an important step in the more than two year process the state is in the midst of to get medical marijuana to eligible patients. The announcement was delayed last month because the pharmacy board had yet to complete validating the minimum requirements for applicants, such as background checks.


  19. Some schools drop GPA rankings, questioning their valueRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Hilliard schools will no longer give numerical rankings to graduates, starting with those entering high school this fall, the district announced last week. The number just doesn't mean what it used to, school officials say, with the escalating arms race over grade-point average among students.


  20. FutureReady back with new leader and mission focused on birth to age 5Read the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2018 | The Columbus Dispatch

    After about a year on hiatus, a public-private agency, created to bolster education in Columbus by helping its children, is back in operation. In late March, the board of directors for FutureReady Columbus selected Jane Leach, a former administrator in the Columbus and Hilliard schools, to be FutureReady's next leader, nearly 12 months after the former chief executive departed.


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