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  1. Change, loss mark district's 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | This Week Community News

    A reception in honor of Westerville school board member Cindy Crowe was held at Westerville Central High School on May 15. Crowe, who resigned in May after 14 years on the board due to health complications from ALS, was joined at her reception by current and former members of the board Rick Bannister, Tracy Davidson, Nancy Nestor-Baker, Jeff Gale, Denise Pope, Alex Heckman and Mike Collins. Just months after Superintendent John Kellogg was hired at the end of 2013, 2014 marked a year of even greater change in the Westerville City School District.

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  2. 27th annual Tunes & Tales will present 'Ferdinand'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | This Week Community News

    The Westerville Public Library and the Westerville Symphony in January will present Tunes & Tale featuring Ferdinand the Bull, with music composed by Matthew Naughtin. The 2015 presentation marks 27 years of offering this popular blend of music and literature geared especially for children ages 4 to 8 and their families.

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  3. Commission OKs mixed-use Central College projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | This Week Community News

    After months of discussion about its various components, The Village at Central College finally has full approval from the Westerville Planning Commission. Broken into two final plans for the single- and multi-family sections of the 77.8-acre parcel, the final piece of the development was approved at the commission's Dec. 17 meeting.

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  4. Enrollment steady; poverty keeps growingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | This Week Community News

    Overall enrollment in the Westerville City School District is expected to remain stable but the number of economically disadvantaged students will continue to climb, according to data presented to the school board at its final meeting of the year. Jeff LeRose, the district's executive director of facilities and operations, presented the board with the enrollment and building capacity updates as part of the annual Facility Master Plan update.

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  5. Westerville: Appliances stolen from house for sale on FairdaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | This Week Community News

    A homeowner called Westerville police Dec. 16 to report the theft of several appliances from a house she owns on the 200 block of Fairdale Avenue . The woman had rented out the house "for years" according to the report, and recently put it up for sale.

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  6. Schools may make PE optional for athletesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | This Week Community News

    The Westerville City School District Board of Education is considering allowing students who participate in interscholastic athletics, marching band or cheerleading for at least two full seasons the option of waiving the half-credit PE requirement. Scott Reeves, the district's executive director of secondary academic affairs, told school board members at their meeting Dec. 8 that students who opt out of PE would be required to take a half credit elective in another course of study.

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  7. Parks tax vote, hotel highlight city's '14 newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | This Week Community News

    Westerville City Council members Larry Jenkins and Kathy Cocuzzi, with city Parks and Recreation Director Randy Auler watch Issue 24 results come in Nov. 4 at Jimmy V's in Uptown Westerville. The extension of the city's PROS income tax was approved by 60 percent of city voters.

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  8. Board OKs raises for Olentangy substitutes, tutorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | This Week Community News

    The Olentangy Local School District will pay substitute teachers and tutors more in 2015 in a move officials said will help the district stay competitive with nearby school systems. The school board voted 3-0 last Thursday, Dec. 11, to boost pay for substitute teachers, home instructors/tutors and classified substitute employees.

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  9. Annexation, improvements dominated city headlinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | This Week Community News

    Tyler Tucker, 9, from Westerville uses a snow blower to clear the driveway at the home of his grandfather, Oran Hoover, on Lockville Road in Pickerington. Significant snowfall and cold temperatures attributed to the "polar vortex" arrived in January, forcing city of Pickerington crews to use 1,303 tons of salt by Jan. 30, an amount that exceeded all of 2012.

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  10. Prescription Hope navigates clients to drug discountsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | This Week Community News

    In the complex, convoluted landscape of the country's health insurance and medical system, many people fall through the cracks. Pierce, Prescription Hope's president and CEO, describes the company as a "medication advocate," and guarantees its customers a flat rate of $25 per medication.

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  11. Plain Township's progress offset by fire-levy failureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | This Week Community News

    A new medic unit that cost $215,000 was one of the Plain Township Fire Department's equipment purchases in 2014. Plain Township hired four full-time firefighters and added new fire department equipment, but a rejected fire levy made the most ripples in 2014.

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  12. DeSales students honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | This Week Community News

    St. Francis DeSales High School students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation include: Rebecca Nordmoe of New Albany, Commended Student; Meghan Springer of New Albany, Commended Student; Stephanie Nnadi of Northland, National Achievement Scholar; Bailey Cadena of Gahanna, National Hispanic Recognition Award; Andrea Martinez of Northland, Commended Student; Mackenzie Kraker of Westerville, National Merit Semifinalist; Eunice Agyapong of Northland, National Achievement Scholar; Emily Piatt of Dublin, Commended Student; David Vincent of Lewis Center, National Merit Semifinalist; Charlie Mitchell of Worthington, Commended Student; and Patrick Palumbo of Worthington, Commended Student.

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  13. Slideshow: Happy holidaysRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | This Week Community News

    Ava Kellar, 9, relights the candle of friend Sophie Bordron, 10 as they stand in front of the Christmas tree in the courtyard of the Westerville Municipal Building, 21 S. State St., during the city's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 5. Worthington Kilbourne High School senior choir member Emma Leary, left, and classmate Steven Borchers perform during the Worthington Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Village Green Nov. 30. Zetta Graziosi, 6, paints her bear she made at the Snowflake Castle in Westerville's Heritage Park on Dec 1. The Snowflake Castle offered a variety of activities for children including making toys and visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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  14. Coming upRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | This Week Community News

    Unity Church of Delaware , presentation featuring the Rev. Elizabeth Reed, director of the Shalem Center, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14, at 4277 Columbus Pike.

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  15. Symphony to perform holiday concerts Dec. 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | This Week Community News

    The Central Ohio Symphony will present its annual holiday concert twice Sunday, Dec. 14 in Gray Chapel, inside Ohio Wesleyan University's University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Soprano Laura Portune of Columbus will perform as guest artist during the concerts, which also will feature a world premiere of Ice Dance by Westerville composer Ken McCaw, who wrote the piece for the Central Ohio Symphony.

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  16. Rotary clubs, WARM gear up for food drive SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | This Week Community News

    Although repainted election signs will remind some folks, members of the Westerville Rotary Clubs and Westerville Area Resource Ministry are hoping city residents don't forget to put their donation bags out for the annual food drive this weekend. About 12,000 Westerville residents received their bags in Consumer News Services' "The Bag" Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7, and the pickup of donations -- which could add up to nearly 30,000 pounds -- is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 13. Signs reminding residents to put their bags out for collection began appearing Thursday in neighborhoods where pickups are scheduled.

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  17. Lighting a challenge at LightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | This Week Community News

    Ava Kellar, 9, relights the candle of friend Sophie Bordron, 10 as they stand in front of the Christmas tree in the courtyard of the Westerville Municipal Building, 21 S. State St., during the city's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday evening, Dec. 5. This year's ceremony marked the 150th anniversary of Westerville native songwriter Benjamin Hanby's writing of Up on the Housetop, which remains a national favorite Christmas carol to this day.

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  18. Westerville: Man spotted breaking into vehicles at Sports ComplexRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | This Week Community News

    A pair of vehicles were broken into in quick succession at the Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave. , on the morning of Dec. 5, Westerville police reported. A Columbus man and a Westerville woman reported windows of their vehicles smashed and items stolen while they were walking the trails at the complex.

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  19. Seven earn A+ for going above and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | This Week Community News

    Cherrington Elementary School Principal Andrew Heck is a big fan of Amy Hinz. He likes how she continually pledges to not let students fall through the cracks.

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  20. 8-story hotel, more coming to 'Westar Place'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | This Week Community News

    After purchasing most of the former Altair business park in May, the city of Westerville finally has concrete plans for the space. With a new designation as "Westar Place," the 62-acre tract of land will be made into a Continental Real Estate mixed-use development, highlighted by a Marriott Renaissance hotel and conference center.

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