Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Where should library bookmobile go this summer?

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor What stops should the Mount Sterling Public Library add to its bookmobile route for the summer? During the school year, the bookmobile stops at Madison-Plains Local Schools on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. New stops are needed for these time slots when the schools are closed this summer.  “We’ll likely stop goin...

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CW looks to raise auto license fee; also bed tax grants awarded

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer Looking to bump up auto license tag fees by $5, Canal Winchester City Council discovered the road department has a greater need than the potential $35,000 the additional fee could bring in. Council is considering an ordinance to raise the license fee to the maximum amount allowed by the state. Proceeds from the additio...

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Dads watch out for kids at schools

By Elizabeth Goussetis Staff Writer Aaron DeLong walks down the halls of Baldwin Road Junior High, where his three kids go to school. He sees a boy he knows and gives him a high five. His daughter, Kesiah, is at her locker. Her eyes light up when she sees him. DeLong, a volunteer at the school as part of the Watch D.O.G.S. (stands for Dads of Great...

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New cameras for police cruisers; plus, budget talks

By Dustin Ensinger Staff Writer The city of Reynoldsburg’s police cruisers could soon receive new in-car cameras. Reynoldsburg City Council will consider a resolution to purchase $90,000 worth of dashboard cameras. “We are in grave need of replacements for our in-car camera system,” said Police Chief Jim O’Neill. “Our current system is severely out...

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West Jeff residents upset over towed cars

By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer The issue of heavy snows and parked cars came to a head Feb. 17 when five West Jefferson residents complained to village council about their cars being towed and paying steep fees to retrieve them. Tonya Kean, Gary Bolin, Pete and Rhonda Berry, and Steve Cilli said their vehicles were towed from streets to make it eas...

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Plea made for repairs to West Jeff’s Galbreath Hall

By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer Members of the West Jefferson Youth Athletic Association (WJYAA) approached West Jefferson Council Feb. 17, asking for repairs to Galbreath Hall, home of youth athletic programs in the area.  “Twice this winter, pipes have frozen,” said WJYAA board member Herman Stanley. Stanley said association representatives had me...

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Students directing plays this weekend at Madison-Plains

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor A mummy, the grim reaper and animal-people are among the characters that will fill the stage when Madison-Plains High School presents its annual student-led plays Feb. 28-March 2.  “We asked our student-directors to pick a theme this year. They chose horror/science-fiction,” said Briana Richardson, co-advisor to t...

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Groveport’s plans for a new water plant derailed

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Groveport City Council fell one vote short of approving financing for the city’s new water plant. In February, council voted 3-2 to approve an ordinance to use $2.18 million in 20-year bonds or bond anticipation notes to finance construction of the city’s new water plant. However, according to the city charter, fo...

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GM Schools outline cuts and reinstatements that would result from levy decision

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor The Groveport Madison Board of Education has approved plans for what will happen if the upcoming levy/bond issue fails or if it passes. “It’s clearly a choice for the community,” said Groveport Madison Schools Superintendent Bruce Hoover. “Approval will keep the district academically competitive while failure will...

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Improvements to limit traffic on Demorest Road

The city of Grove City is making infrastructure improvements to Demorest Road north of the intersection at Southwest Boulevard. Demorest Road will be closed to through traffic between Southwest and Big Run South Road, from March 10 to May 6, weather permitting. The project improvements include new turn lanes, traffic signal upgrades, curb ramp repl...

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