Thursday, April 17th, 2014



2009 March

Spring Sports Preview: London

London Tennis: All lettermen are back Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick London’s varsity and junior varsity tennis teams include: (front row, from left) Dhwip Mistry, Ryota Nakamura, Yuta Nakamura, Levi Johnson, Eli Gladman, Erik Thomas; (second row) Jacob Buckland, Josh Rowland, Jacob Estep, Eric Gunthorp, Jason Thomas, Ryan Homeier, Coach...

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Spring Sports Preview: Jonathan Alder

Jonathan Alder Tennis: Added sport holds court Messenger photo by Kristy Zurbrick Jonathan Alder’s new tennis team includes: (front row, from left) Brittany Moser, Juanita Smith, Conner Blacka, Adam Warren, David Vawter, Tyler Hall, Jacob McNamee, Seth Becker, Denis Aurelius; (second row) Sean Branam, Taylor Yaish, Caleb Colvin, Emily Brooks,...

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Anyone can be a penny pincher

Don’t let the singing white doves or the cute flower girl fool you. Getting married can be stressful. But getting hitched when the economy is in the tank and the average cost of a wedding is more than $20,000 doesn’t make it any easier. Every night for the past two weeks, I’ve found myself looking on Web sites for ways to save on...

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Residents worried new business may bring trouble

A new establishment, Infinity Social Club, has opened at 3659 West Broad St. in Franklin Township in the space previously occupied by Big and Tall. Martha and Jerry Tabor, who live on Broadlawn Avenue, told Franklin Township trustees they were concerned about this business and the type of clientele it may attract. Franklin Township Fire Chief Richa...

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Residents who want yard waste service may have to pay

The Columbus Department of Public Service is recommending a new yard-waste subscription program for weekly residential collection. Faced with budget challenges, Columbus did not renew its $4 million contract in February with Rumpke of Ohio Inc. for weekly citywide service. With approval from council, the department set aside funds in hopes of deter...

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PT sets new criteria for street lights

Prairie Township Trustees have approved revising criteria for street light installation. Because street lights are installed through a street light assessment district, Township Administrator Tracy Hatmaker said, requests for lights must meet one of two criteria. The first requirement is that the location for the light must be on a major collection...

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Grener project to eleminate pedestrian bridge

Plans to renovate the South Grener Avenue corridor have reached the next level. Township trustees awarded Double Z Construction of Columbus the bid for the first phase of the South Grener Avenue project, at a meeting held March 25. Double Z’s bid came in more than $65,000 less than the estimated cost of the project, at $918,000, according to...

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FT purchasing new equipment

Franklin Township will purchase a new backhoe using federal dollars. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sent the township more than $50,000 to repay clean-up expenses incurred after a windstorm last Sept. 14 as a result of Hurricane Ike. That money may only be used for certain purchases, but a backhoe would qualify, explained Jim Steven...

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District threatens to cut busing for Lincoln Village residents

Administrators in the South-Western City School District say transportation costs will take a hit, unless voters approve the 8.3-mill tax levy. The proposed transportation cuts were discussed at the March 23 board of education meeting. If Issue 15 fails, district leaders said they would have to cut high school busing. The district also plans to exp...

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Abandoned properties returned to township

Prairie Township Trustees have approved the transfer of land at Mix and Stiles Avenue from the Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation. In May 2008, the township and COCIC – who had been given ownership of the land by Franklin County and the township – partnered to tear down three apartment buildings at 299 and 328 Mix Ave., and...

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