Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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Cruiser old timers to take on the varsity team in baseball

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Dylan Frank loves baseball and his community. Frank found a way to combine the two by organizing a baseball scrimmage between Groveport Madison alumni and the current Cruiser varsity squad. The event will be held April 26 at 5 p.m. on the varsity baseball diamond at Groveport Madison High School, 4475 S. Hamilton ...

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Schools review funding for students with disabilities

By Elizabeth Goussetis Staff Writer Reynoldsburg school administrators held a public hearing April 14 to solicit comments from the public on the use of federal funds for special education. The hearing is held every year and is a mandatory requirement of the district as a condition of receiving the funding. However, this year, no one from the public...

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Firefighters seek to change fire code to help protect classrooms from attackers

By Tara Figurski Staff Writer Truro Township firefighters are advocating for a change to the statewide fire code that would make classrooms safer in the event of an active shooter situation. Truro Township Fire Department Lt. Joe Posey said current fire code prohibits schools from barricading a classroom door. A barricaded door makes it more diffic...

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Efforts being made to improve Brice Road/Livingston Avenue area

By Dustin Ensinger Staff Writer The city of Reynoldsburg’s effort to clean up the Brice Road/Livingston Avenue corridor is working well so far, according to the police officer charged with the effort. Officer Tim Kessler, assigned as a community resource officer to the southwestern part of the city since the beginning of the year, told Reynoldsburg...

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Style show celebrates American youth

By Amanda Amsel Staff Writer See the hottest fashions, while also supporting area students, at the Violet Township Women’s League fashion show. The VTWL will host its 15th annual luncheon and style show at 11 a.m. on April 26 at the Tall Timbers Banquet and Conference Center, 3831 National Road SW in Reynoldsburg. The event kicks off with the selli...

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Gardening events in Madison County

(Posted April 14, 2014) By Teresa Woodard, Madison County Master Gardener It’s time to feed your gardening mind, and there are plenty of upcoming opportunities to learn. Check out events on seed starting, fairy gardening and more. • Community Expo. (April 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at London Elementary.) Stop by the Master Gardeners’ booth to learn about s...

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Families invited to Child Abuse Prevention carnival

(Posted April 14, 2014) By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor On the southwest corner of the Madison County courthouse lawn, 408 blue and silver pinwheels spin in the wind. The pinwheels represent the number of child abuse reports made to Madison County Children Services in 2013. To promote child abuse prevention, the Madison County Department of Job ...

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Stalled out negotiations finally come to resolution

(Posted April 11, 2014) By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor The city of London and the unions representing the city’s street department employees, clerks and Board of Public Utilities employees have finally signed off on a contract agreement. Negotiations started in October but stalled when the city and the unions could not agree on all parts of the...

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London firemen agree to no wage increase for 2014

(Posted April 11, 2014) By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor London firefighters agreed to no wage increases for the first year of their new three-year contract. City council approved the contract in a special meeting on April 7. The contract is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014, and runs through Dec. 31, 2016. With the agreement, the firefighters union ha...

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Aging Galbreath Hall padlocked

(Posted April 11, 2014) By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer Wanting to know more about the closing of Galbreath Hall, supporters of the West Jefferson Youth Athletic Association (WJYAA) turned out in force at the April 7 village council meeting. The audience filled every seat, stood along the wall behind council members, and lined the hallway leading to...

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