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2010 August

Pickerington residents may see prescription assistance

Pickerington residents may soon have access to assistance that will offset some of their prescription drug costs.   During a July meeting, council approved the first reading of a resolution that would authorize the city to participate in a prescription drug discount program.   The program, offered by the National League of Cities (NLC), w...

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City to open Holton Trail

The city of Grove city will mark the grand opening of its newest multi-purpose trail on Holton Road with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and celebration focused on bicycle safety on Aug. 19. This trail marks the important connection of Hoover Road to Buckeye Parkway, including safe access to Buckeye Woods Elementary School, Jackson Middle School and Cr...

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Balloons and Tunes to light up the night

The city of Grove City and Giant Eagle are proud to present the Balloons & Tunes Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival on Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28 at Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Blvd. The event, formerly Balloons Off Broadway, will feature 20 unique hot air balloons in coordination with the Central Ohio Balloon Club. Event hours are F...

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London considers fines for yard waste in streets

London City Council is considering a new law that would prohibit placement of grass clippings and yard waste in the street. The penalty for violations would be fines and possible charges for cleanup. The law would apply to residents, property owners, renters, businesses and industries. Violators would be subject to up to a $50 fine. Each subsequent...

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Jefferson Local waives BMI screening for one year

The latest unfunded Ohio mandate, legislation establishing a new body mass index (BMI) screening program and upping physical education standards, is forcing school districts back to the books to balance the new requirements with a shrinking bottom line. For Jefferson Local Schools, the process involves seeking a one-year waiver from the state...

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Candidates and issues for the Nov. 2 election

(Posted Aug. 10, 2010) The following candidates and issues will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot in Madison County. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 4. For more information, call the Madison County Board of Elections at (740) 852-9424. CANDIDATES West Jefferson Council (unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2011)—Ronald Garver, Paul Holden, Steven...

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Alder to host anti-violence program inspired by Columbine victim

In an attempt to create a more positive atmosphere at school, leaders of Jonathan Alder Local Schools are bringing the nationally acclaimed Rachels Challenge to the area on Sept. 1. The program, designed to stem bullying and violence, will take place in two sessions during the day for students—one for high schoolers and another for grades 5-8...

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Pickerington landmark gets new look

  Since the first game in the fall of 1966 against Canal Winchester, Tiger Stadium, also known asthe Ditch, has been host to teams from around the area and a very intense student section.   “Tiger supporters have laid the framework for the tradition of excellence in Pickerington Central athletics, resident Jeff Baker said.Now commun...

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City welcomes Center for Higher Education

The city of Grove City announces the opening of the Grove City Center for Higher Education this fall. The institutions involved have come together to provide a broad base of educational opportunities not available through a single institution. A grand opening ribbon cutting and education fair will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the South-Weste...

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Wildermuth wins at State Fair

Christy Wildermuth of Canal Winchester exhibited the Reserve Champion Corriedale Market Lamb at the 2010 Ohio State Junior Fair. Huffman’s Market and Direct Sales Distributor Showrite purchased Wildermuth’s lamb for $1,350. Wildermuth, pictured here at right holding the lamb, is the daughter of Jerry and Gina Wildermuth and is a member...

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