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  1. Soapbox derby: Central duo in championship racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 13 | This Week Community News

    Two Pickerington High School Central students recently earned the right to compete next month against the best soapbox racers in the world at Akron's hallowed Derby Downs Track. Since 1936, hundreds of youths and adults have striven to qualify for an opportunity to ride down the Derby Downs hill in the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron.

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  2. 101-year-old WW II veteran: Luck helped add to long lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 5 | This Week Community News

    Tom Shafer gave a talk a while ago at the Gillie Senior Recreation Center about his experiences during World War II, but he had not gotten that far along when his allotted hour was up. He didn't get to that part in a recent interview, either, but that is understandable.

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  3. Northridgea s Briggs takes superintendent job in PickeringtonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | This Week Community News

    The district announced via press release and on its website Thursday morning, May 25, that Briggs, superintendent of the Northridge Local School District in Licking County is expected to be hired after action is taken at a special school board meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 30. Briggs had been identified as a finalist for the post, along with Scott Nelson, superintendent of the Sylvania City School District in northwest Ohio, and Isaac Seevers, superintendent of the Greeneview Local School District in Jamestown. Briggs will replace Valerie Browning-Thompson, who in April announced she would retire at the end of this school year.

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  4. Lanier to replace Spinner at Westerville CentralRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | This Week Community News

    Thomas Lanier, Pickerington High School North's assistant principal, has been hired as Westerville Central High School's next leader. Lanier, 49, will be paid an annual salary of $119,000 plus benefits valued at $19,600 for a total package of $138,600 annually, according to Greg Viebranz, director of communications and technology.

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  5. Holding on to hope: Family seeks treatment options for son with cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | This Week Community News

    A Pickerington couple whose 6-year-old son has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumor is weighing options for seeking treatment outside the United States while hoping for more time and a medical miracle. Until Christmas break at Sycamore Creek Elementary School, Dean Bandavanis was living a happy and seemingly normal life alongside his classmates and at home with his 8-year-old brother, Keller.

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  6. Bishoff leaving House seat, moving to San DiegoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | This Week Community News

    State Rep. Heather Bishoff is stepping down from the Ohio House of Representatives, effective immediately, and is preparing to head west. Bishoff, 43, was in her third term in the House, representing the 20th District, which includesCanal Winchester, Groveport, Hamilton Township, Obetz, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, part of Truro Township and Whitehall.

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  7. Football: Hillerich to take over at Pickerington NorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | This Week Community News

    Nate Hillerich will be the third coach in the history of the Pickerington High School North football program, it was announced April 21. He replaces Tom Phillips, who stepped down in late March to become director of player personnel for the University of Cincinnati football team after heading the Panthers' program the last 10 seasons. Hillerich coached Hamilton Township the last seven seasons, leading the Rangers to Division III playoff berths each of the past three years and compiling a 52-23 record that included six winning seasons.

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  8. a Dreamlanda authora s visit canceledRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | This Week Community News

    The visit by the author of "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic" scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, in Pickerington High School North has been canceled. Tyler's Light president Wayne Campbell on April 19 said former Los Angeles Times journalist Sam Quinones recently suffered a heart attack while in Atlanta.

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  9. Pickerington superintendent to retire June 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 | This Week Community News

    Pickerington Local Schools Superintendent Valerie Browning-Thompson has announced her intent to retire at the end of this school year. Browning-Thompson, who has served as Pickerington's superintendent since August 2014, submitted her resignation to the Pickerington Board of Education during its meeting April 3. It was accepted by unanimous vote.

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  10. Girls Basketball: Reynoldsburg, Newark, Dublin Coffman, Pickerington...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | This Week Community News

    It was clear early on to the Reynoldsburg High School girls basketball team that it had a battle on its hands March 4 in a Division I district final against Watterson at Ohio Dominican University. The fifth-seeded Eagles haven't won a district title since 2004, but they built a 14-3 lead before the Raiders' Adrian Crockwell hit a 3-pointer late in the first quarter.

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  11. Basketball: Central sweeps North in Pickerington doubleheaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | This Week Community News

    Those in the capacity crowd who saw Jeremiah Francis rally the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team from a second-half deficit Jan. 27 might be surprised to know he was playing at less than 100 percent. He didn't look the part, scoring 11 consecutive points spanning the third and fourth quarters to erase a six-point deficit and power the third-ranked Tigers to a 62-59 win over visiting Pickerington North in the OCC-Ohio Division.

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  12. Volunteers of America store fire: Pickerington Lions Club drive helps restock storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | This Week Community News

    When word quickly spread that a fire at a warehouse Jan. 2 destroyed the entire inventory for the Volunteers of America of Ohio, the Pickerington Lions Club mobilized to sponsor a donation collection drive to help re-fill the coffers for those in need. When word quickly spread that a fire at a warehouse Jan. 2 destroyed the entire inventory for the Volunteers of America of Ohio, the Pickerington Lions Club mobilized to sponsor a donation collection drive to help re-fill the coffers for those in need.

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  13. Pickerington: Man arrested on drug, weapon chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | This Week Community News

    A 20-year-old man was arrested on drug and weapon charges Jan. 1 when Pickerington police investigated a report of a person slumped over inside a vehicle with its engine running. Reports said the man was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, trafficking in drugs, drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  14. Local Lions Club drive to help restock storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | This Week Community News

    When word quickly spread that a fire at a warehouse Jan. 2 destroyed the entire inventory for the Volunteers of America of Ohio, the Pickerington Lions Club mobilized to sponsor a donation collection drive to help re-fill the coffers for those in need. According to Volunteers of America officials, the 25,000 square foot warehouse off West Broad Street in Columbus held more than 225,000 pounds of clothes and overall about $450,000 worth of items, all lost in the devastating blaze.

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  15. Technology, levy are top focus areas for schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | This Week Community News

    Establishing a revenue stream to maintain and enhance facilities, introducing more technology into classrooms and "fine tuning" the school calendar are among the top objectives of Pickerington Local School District officials in 2017. Next May, the Pickerington Local School District will ask local voters to support a 3-mill permanent improvements levy that would generate about $3.6 million for maintenance of current facilities, technology infrastructure, safety and security improvements and upgrades to district athletics facilities.

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  16. Pickerington: Couple charged after child left unattended in vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | This Week Community News

    A Canal Winchester couple were each charged with child endangering Dec. 18 after Pickerington police said they left a young child unattended in a vehicle while they were inside a business in the 1000 block of Hill Road. Reports said the 62-year-old man and the 50-year-old woman left the child -- no age was listed in the report -- alone for 45 minutes in the vehicle without the engine or heater running when the outside temperature was 26 degrees.

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  17. Reynoldsburg: Thieves get away with security camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | This Week Community News

    Two shoplifters got away with $2,000 worth of security cameras at about 4 p.m. Dec. 17 from a Reynoldsburg business in the 2700 block of Taylor Road . * Police responded to the report of a break-in at 7 a.m. Dec. 18 at a business in the 6400 block of East Main Street .

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  18. 0.91-mill, 25-year bond issue paid in fullRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2016 | This Week Community News

    Pickerington taxpayers will receive moderate relief in 2017, after the last payment of a 25-year library bond was made in December. In 1991, the Pickerington community passed a 25-year, 0.91-mill bond issue that not only helped the Pickerington Public Library maintain and expand funding, but allowed it to relocate from Olde Pickerington Village to its current 25,000-square-foot home at 201 Opportunity Way.

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  19. 2016 photos of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2016 | This Week Community News

    Hannah Wheeler , 18, and Mattison Wenger, 17, were mixing paint for skin tones while working on a mural May 26 at the David Johnston Memorial American Legion Post 283 in Pickerington, Ohio. Part of the mural depicted David Johnston, for whom the post is named.

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  20. Top five stories of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2016 | This Week Community News

    Choosing the top-five stories of 2016 in Pickerington isn't as easy as it sounds, but the ThisWeek Pickerington Times-Sun staff has compiled the best topics we covered. The estimated $8.1 million state Route 256 Safety Project was completed in Early spring.

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