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2011 December

Westside Year in Review – 2011

The Westside saw the implementation of several projects in 2011, including the improvements of some main roads and the casino project. Here are some highlights: January • Franklin County launches sanitary sewer projects in the Mon-E-Bak and Brown Road areas. February • Columbus City Council invests $4 million toward building new sidewalks...

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MORPC almost ready to hear demolition bids for first eight house

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) completed the environmental review for eight blighted structures in Franklin County, which were approved to be torn down in November. In an effort to help townships remove nuisance properties, the Franklin County commissioners allocated $350,000 for the removal of 17 structures throughout the county...

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Grove City mayor takes oath of office

Grove City Mayor RichardIke Stage (left) is sworn into office by Congressman Steve Stivers after being re-elected in November. The mayors wife, Shelah Stage, took part in the ceremony. The oath of office was held on Dec. 28 in city council chambers....

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City shows support for Meals-on-Wheels

Grove City Mayor RichardIke Stage (right) presents a check to Charles Gehring, president and chief executive officer of LifeCare Alliance at the Evans Center. The city of Grove City continued its support of the LifeCare Alliances Meals-on-Wheels program with check presentations to the organization on Dec. 21 at the Evans Center in Grove City....

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Letters to the editor – UPDATED Dec.28

I used to be afraid of teenagers Two years ago I was asked to serve as president of the Canal Winchester Performing Arts Boosters (CWPAB). I have never been a fan of high school age children but agreed to take the position.   In these two years, I have come to realize these young adults are amazing, dedicated, and enjoyable people. The student...

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Drumming up holiday cheer

The Groveport Madison High School Percussion Ensemble recently performed a tropical holiday mix of world music spanning from West Africa to the Americas at the Columbia Gas of Ohio in Columbus. The students who performed were:  Morgan Clark, Sarah Landuyt, Will Eldridge , James Tanner,  Robert Spivey, Caleb Marsee, Madison Ziccardi and Ca...

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Young history buff compiles old photos of South Charleston

Joshua Murray holds a copy of a DVD he recently completed featuring 370 old photos of South Charleston. Among Murrays favorite photos in the collection is this one of a sprawling mansion that once stood on Route 41, just north of town. It belonged to descendants of the family who made Ball canning jars. Fire destroyed the home around 1910. The Clin...

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Winter hike series starts Jan. 7

(Posted Dec. 28, 2011) Franklin County Metro Parks will kick off its 2011 winter hikes series on Jan. 7. The schedule includes 13 guided and unguided hikes, each at a different park in the system, including parks that reach into Madison County. There is no charge to participate. Anyone who completes at least seven of the hikes will receive a decora...

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Spahn awarded rank of Eagle Scout

Sam Spahn (Posted Dec. 28, 2011) The Boy Scouts of America awarded Sam Spahn the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor held Dec. 4 at Brennan Loft in London. Spahn is a member of Troop 104 sponsored by London First United Methodist Church.    Boy Scouts, leaders, family and friends were part of the ceremony. Spahn thanked his fello...

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Column: Outsider reminisces about old LHS gym and field

News that London and Madison-Plains high schools might soon join the Mid-State League brought back memories for me of when London was a member of the Mid-Eight League from the late 1950s until the leagues demise in the early 1970s. Groveport was a member of the Mid-Eight League during that time. As a former basketball player and a 1974 graduate of...

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