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101-year-old voter casts ballot

Galloway resident Roma Thompson, 101, casts her ballot Oct. 28 with help from poll worker Joan Johnston at the Franklin County Board of Elections....

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Cougars put on a comedy

Westland High School students are hoping to get laughs when they presentThe Craving, a comedy by Don Zolidis. In the play, screenwriter Terry Morris has written his first screenplay. His dreams are answered when Hollywood decides to produce it, but the dream turns into a nightmare when the play is changed to a zombie flick. In the Westland producti...

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“Voices” concerts to benefit food bank

“Voices Off Broadway, Little Theatre Off Broadways vocal repertoire group, will hold concerts to help benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank at the theater, 3981 Broadway in Grove City. “He Sang, She Sang will feature Broadway tunes with a twist – the men will sing female parts and the women will sing male parts. The group will perform co...

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CW’s Adopt A Family program looking for givers

The holidays are approaching and the annual Adopt A Family Program will again be coordinated by Canal Winchester Human Services.   Last year the program assisted 90 families, which included about 300 individuals.    "There is no doubt the demand for assistance will be significantly higher this year as the demand for all the prog...

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Help the Trojans beat Team Hunger and win Souper Bowl

Bonnie Lockwoods third-grade class is among the top collectors in Miami View Schools harvest food drive, which runs through Nov. 18. The class that collects the most food each week gets the Souper Bowl trophy (front) in their room for a week. Led by star playersDetermination,Diligence, andGiving Spirit, the Miami View Trojans plan to beat Team Hung...

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Eastside events for week of Oct. 30

Turkey shoot The Summit Station Lions Club will hold its annual turkey shoot at the club on Summit Road, south of Broad Street every Sunday through Nov. 27. Signups at 10 a.m. First shoot starts at noon.   Theater fundraiser The Pickerington Community Theatre will host its third annual charity auction to benefit the organization from 6 to...

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Pantry kicks off food drive

The Olde Pickerington Village Business Association is sponsoring its annual food drive to support the PCMA food pantry of Pickerington.   From Nov. 1-5, businesses throughout Olde Village Pickerington will have collection boxes for individuals to drop off their non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations.   “We always ne...

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Buy a light, change a life

In the past year, the number of families the PCMA Food Pantry of Pickerington has served has increased by 25 percent.   “We’re still seeing an increase with every month higher than last year,” said Dianna Kassouf, the pantry’s director.   The food pantry is funded solely through donations from the community, and to...

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Two candidates want to be village mayor

The election is Nov. 8 and village of Urbancrest residents will decide who gets to be their mayoral representative. There are two people on the ballot; one is the incumbent, Joseph Barnes Sr. His challenger is Veronica Shepherd. Joseph Barnes Sr. Barnes said he is running for re-election because he wants to prepare and preserve the community for fu...

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Township signs on with trash hauler

Jackson Township residents will have their trash, recyclables and yard waste collected by Local Waste for the next five years. Trustees at their Oct. 25 meeting, approved a contract where Local Waste will not only pick-up household waste, but also yard waste and recyclables through Dec. 31, 2016. “We decided several years ago to go with a sin...

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