Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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Local Red Cross responds to rash of house fires

The American Red Cross of Scioto Valley is responding to an alarming number of home fires recently, leading to an urgent reminder to citizens to pay extra attention to fire prevention practices.  During the last week of January, volunteers and staff have provided assistance to individuals impacted by 10 home fires in the four-county area, which inc...

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Site plan approved for West Jefferson development

By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer Another company is making plans to build in the U.S. Route 40/State Route 29 area west of West Jefferson, and the village is getting ready for it. On Feb. 3, village council passed a resolution approving the final site plan for a development project known at this time as Project Green. The actual name of the company h...

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Alder approves ‘blizzard bags’ to make up lost school days

By Sandi Latimer, Staff Writer For Jonathan Alder Local Schools students, Feb. 5 was the 11th school day called off due to bad weather. It was also the first day they were instructed to access their “blizzard bags.” “Blizzard bag” is the term used for one day’s worth of assignments posted online for students to retrieve and work on at home during a...

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Chamber plans more food, more fun at 2014 Expo

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Expanded food and entertainment options are among the new attractions planned for this year’s Community Expo. The Madison County Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the ninth annual Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at London Elementary School.  “The Expo is a great way to bring the comm...

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Groveport plans to raise sewer rates

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor The cost of flushing is going up. Groveport City Council is considering raising the city’s sewer rate from $5.88 per 1,000 gallons to $6.23 per 1,000 gallons effective April 1. Groveport contracts with the city of Columbus for sewer service “Columbus has increased their sewer rate every year since 2008 totaling 25...

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Demolition makes way for new fairgrounds buildings

  By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor What stood for over 60 years came down in a matter of hours. On Feb. 4, the youth arena, fair office and floral exhibit hall on the Madison County Fairgrounds were demolished, making way for a new arena and com-munity building slated to be finished by June 1. Brian Hunter, an excavator from West Jefferson, ...

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Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids expands efforts to help

By Christine Bryant Staff Writ er It wasn’t too long ago that Nellie Krumlauf was thrilled with her accomplishment of raising $3,000 for families fighting pediatric cancer. Now, eight years later, her organization, Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids, has raised almost a million dollars and has turned into a nonprofit on a national scale. “I am so thankful a...

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Robotics team is hard at work

By Elizabeth Goussetis Staff Writer On Saturdays and every day after school, the robotics team at Reynoldsburg High School can be found welding, building, programming, testing, and re-testing. It’s build season for high school robotics teams. Their assignment? Design and build a robot that can throw a giant yoga ball through a football style goal p...

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CW Council presses grant applicants for more information

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer Organizations that received city funding last year must account for their 2013 spending before receiving a 2014 Canal Winchester bed tax grant Canal Winchester City Council wants a tighter accounting of public funds received by organizations. Out of seven organizations requesting a total of $25,275 in grants, Finance D...

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Women’s fashion company brings jobs to Groveport

By Rick Palsgrove Southeast Editor The city of Groveport’s commercial economic base continues to grow. Gwynnie Bee, a subscription-based women’s fashion apparel company that offers membership programs for customers, will move into a 75,000 square foot facility at 5650 Greenpointe Drive North in Groveport this year. According to Groveport Assistant ...

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