Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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Endless possibilities

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer When Dorance Nichols Hornsby became the president of the West High School Alumni Association last year, she set out to shake things up within the organization. “I felt it had become more of a meet for dinner type of thing and we were not doing enough to give back to the school and to the students,” said Hornsby. She beg...

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Breaking records

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer As a younger child, one of Jaden Mattox’s favorite things to do was to watch his older brother Gage wrestle. Whenever he was practicing with his friends in the basement, their father, Mark would have to bring Jaden downstairs because he would get fussy if unable to see what they were doing. Usually, he just sat there an...

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County working on Camp Chase Trail issues

By Sandi Latimer Staff Writer The Westland Area Commission learned about work on the Camp Chase multipurpose trail at its March meeting. Steve Studenmund, strategic planning and land acquisition manager for the Franklin County Metro Parks, told commissioners that work on the trail is being done this spring between Galloway and Hall Road. “By late 2...

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Groveport considers cost of living increase; also water plant vote on April 14

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Groveport City Council is considering a cost of living adjustment for city employees’ salaries. “We’re recommending increasing the current pay scale by 3.55 percent,” Groveport City Administrator Marsha Hall wrote in a report to council. “This does not increase current salaries, rather it increases both the minimu...

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Tourism generates money for Reynoldsburg

By Dustin Ensinger Staff Writer Reynoldsburg tourism is on the rise, and so is the revenue collected on each of the hotel rooms located within the city. Bed tax collections were up by 17 percent in 2012, according to Mary Hudson, executive director of the Reynoldsburg Visitors and Community Activities Bureau. Reynoldsburg’s 6 percent bed tax brough...

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Claims of harassment in Pleasant Township

  By Andrea Cordle Southwest Editor The assistant fire chief in Pleasant Township has resigned for what he calls continued harassment by another department employee. Last month, Assistant Fire Chief Ron Kern gave his letter of resignation to the township trustees. According to the letter, Kern said his reason for leaving was alleged harassment...

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Dress made of paper makes Governor’s art show

  By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor A great dress will turn heads. That’s what happened when London High School senior Carlie Mentzer entered her “A Dress of Many Words” in the annual Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. From among over 11,000 entries, Mentzer’s 5-foot tall paper sculpture of an ornate dress was one of 300 pieces selected as...

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Walnut Woods multi-use trails to link up this year

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor People will soon be able to access more of Walnut Woods Metro Park as the sections of paved multi-use trails in the park are expected to be connected soon. “We are hoping the connector trail construction will by completed by this summer,” said Mindi McConnell, Walnut Woods park manager. “We were hoping to get the ...

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Groveport Town Hall to be closed at least a month

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor Groveport Town Hall continues to dry out after a massive water leak drenched a portion of the building’s interior during the early morning hours of Feb. 12. The historic building has been closed since the incident and will remain closed until repairs are completed. “I would expect repairs to take at least a month,...

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Speaking the Truth

By Sandi Latimer Staff Writer Nineteenth century social activist Sojourner Truth, born a slave, recently visited the Kelton House in Columbus. Truth delighted her audience with stories of her life, from working the fields to creating a traffic jam in the nation’s capital when she boarded a horse car. “I must have been 9, 10 or 11 years old when I w...

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