Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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An ounce of prevention…

By Andrea Cordle Westside Editor Westside resident Frank Torma, 65, considered himself healthy. He practiced yoga and enjoyed a good hike, but he also enjoyed a bit too much fast food – particularly White Castle. About eight months ago, Torma had a physical. He was prediabetic. After a period of denial, Torma decided to do something about his condi...

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Library project moving along

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor City leaders took another step toward relocating the Grove City Library. At the Feb. 18 meeting, Grove City Council unanimously approved legislation to appropriate $2.5 million for the development of the new library. Law Director Stephen Smith said the measure enables the city’s administration to move forward with ...

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Franklin Township back on ballot

By Michelle Dupler Staff Writer Franklin Township voters will have a second chance to approve or reject participation in an electricity and natural gas discount program. Township trustees unanimously agreed at a special meeting this month to send the electric and natural gas aggregation questions to the ballot again in May. The ballot measure would...

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YMCA program helps to prevent diabetes

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer “I don’t want to know” is a statement Connie Crump hears all too often. As the chronic disease coordinator and the active older adults coordinator for the Vaughn E. Hairston YMCA, Crump encourages those in her care to get screened for prevalent diseases. Unfortunately, “I don’t want to know” is the common response Crump...

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Residents tackle crime in Georgesville

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer Having lived in Georgesville for the past three years, Lori Sayre is familiar with her surroundings. She knows her neighbors, knows what vehicles they drive, and even knows what time they typically get home from work. Lately though, she has been noticing unfamiliar activity in the area. Sayre and her husband, Rusty live...

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CIC setting goals for 2014

By Amanda Amsel Staff Writer A community organization is contemplating what goals they want to set for the coming year. The Prairie Township Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) is brainstorming ideas about what goals they want to achieve to improve the community. “In 2005 business and community leaders came up with a list of objectives,” said T...

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Boundary plan approved in SWCS

By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor Some students in the South-Western City Schools District may have a new school to call home come 2016. At a recent meeting, the board of education unanimously approved a new boundary plan for the 2016/17 school year. “The need to change the boundaries comes from the construction project,” said David Stewart, distri...

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Civic groups respond to CW City Council regarding grant information

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer A handful of non-profit organizations in Canal Winchester say they did provide the necessary documentation for bed tax grants they received from the city in 2013. During the Feb. 3 Canal Winchester City Council finance committee meeting, a list of applicants for 2014 grants was up for consideration. However, following ...

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Reynoldsburg kids try their hand at Winter Olympics’ events

By Elizabeth Goussetis Staff Writer At Taylor Road Elementary, three students try to make their way across the gym on the same pair of makeshift skis. “Right! Left! Right! Left!” their classmates cheer them on. The three boys traverse the gym on a pair of long wooden blocks with three straps. This is the cross-country skiing event, one of six event...

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Reynoldsburg workshops help students learn to read

By Elizabeth Goussetis Staff Writer Parents of beginning readers often ask what they can do to help their child learn to read. “When they find out what area their child needs help on, their first question is always ‘what can I do at home?’” said Mia Broward, a Title 1 intervention specialist at Herbert Mills Elementary. With the state’s new third g...

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