Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

2013 August

CW Schools’ state report card results are in

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer Canal Winchester Schools’ administrators and staff are reviewing the results of the state’s latest district report card. Letter grades are awarded to districts based on their accomplishments. According to Canal Winchester Schools Superintendent James Sotlar, an overall grade will not be awarded until 2015. Test indicat...

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Narrow CW streets could see parking restrictions

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer It is difficult to navigate John Street and West Street in Canal Winchester when vehicles are parked on both sides of the streets. Canal Winchester City Council is considering legislation to restrict parking to one side of both streets following recommendations by Public Service Director Matt Peoples. John Street is 26...

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Issues filed for November 2013 election

Local questions and issues filed for the Nov. 5, 2013, election in Madison County are: • Jefferson Local Schools—0.5 percent income tax for five years; • Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities—1-mill, five-year renewal levy for operation and maintenance of Fairhaven programs for people with developmental disabilities; • Madison-Plains L...

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Bumper crop of candidates certified for November 2013 election

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor “It’s going to be a big election. We had over 80 petitions turned in,” said Tim Ward, director of the Madison County Board of Elections. In addition to the city of London races, several non-partisan races are on the Nov. 5 election ballot. The deadline to file candidate petitions for non-partisan races was Aug. 7....

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Franklin Twp. resident honored for beautifying road

By Michelle Dupler Staff Writer For more than 20 years Bob Shyrigh has laced up his walking shoes and traveled the half-mile stretch of Big Run Road East picking up garbage. He began the trek from his house to Gantz Road just for exercise, but the trash on the road bugged him. Shyrigh said he started carrying a bag and grabbed the burger wrappers a...

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Westgate’s Arts in the Park planned for September

By Sean V. Lehosit Westside Editor The Westgate Neighbors Association (WNA) is geared up for its second annual Arts in the Park, ready to showcase the musical and artistic talent of local residents. This year’s event is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Westgate Park. The festival is no longer month-long this year, according to Patti Von Niesse...

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GHAC addresses redevelopment projects in area

By Sandi Latimer Staff Writer The Greater Hilltop Area Commission (GHAC) approved two zoning requests on Aug. 13, which concerned redevelopment projects in the area. One request regarded the former K-Mart building on West Broad Street. Representative Donald Leach, an attorney for Dinsmore and Shohl, said his clients want to erect outdoor and indoor...

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It Takes A Village: Recreation centers build character in kids

By Tara Figurski Staff Writer I’m a firm believer in the importance of recreation for young people whether its sports, dance or community theater. I took classes at the Barnett Recreation Center about 30 years ago My children are blessed to be provided with a variety of activities. One daughter is a dancer. She’s at the dance studio three to four n...

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