Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Eastside Messenger

Lost farmland

  One of the charming things about living in central Ohio is its close proximity to the agricultural communities.   Drive 20 minutes in just about any direction from downtown Columbus and it is almost guaranteed that you will eventually come across a field of soybeans, corn or another crop.   But little by little, and very quietly, d...

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Eastside Halloween events and times

Pickerington   Haunted Village 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 27 Downtown Olde Village, W. Columbus St. Details: Free event sponsored by the city of Pickerington and OPVBA   Trick or Treat at the Library 1 to 3 p.m., Oct. 28 Pickerington Public Library Details: Let your young ones show off their costumes and collect a treat in a safe, friendly environ...

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Buckeyes move to No. 1

Ohio State University defeated Indiana 38-10 in Ohio Stadium on Oct. 9 and moved to No. 1  in the AP poll after Alabama lost to South Carolina. Ohio Stadium is reflected in a sousaphone as The Best Damn Band In The Land performs their pre-game routine before the start of the OSU-Indiana game. Ohio States Daniel Herron fights off the tackle of...

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Reynoldsburg PD investigate shooting

Reynoldsburg Police Department officers are investigating a shooting that took place on Brent Court. At about 12:39 p.m. Sept. 30, police officers responded to 6351 Brent Court on reports of a shooting, according to a news release. Officers discovered one male who had been shot and was alive. He was transported to a hospital. Subsequently, officers...

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Officials work to alleviate I-70, S.R. 256 headaches

Congestion near the intersection of I-70 and S.R. 256 has been a source of concern for the city of Pickerington for some time.   “The two-mile section of State Route 256 from I-70 to just north of Refugee Road is No. 75 on the Ohio Department of Transportations (ODOT) ‘Hot Spot list of non-freeway crash locations in the state, City...

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State’s plan to fight obesity concerns Pickerington Schools

More than one of every three children ages 10 to 17 in Ohio is overweight or obese.   “The problem is widespread, affecting children in every corner of our state, said Dr. Leona Cuttler of the Ohio Family Health Survey.   Healthy Choices for Healthy Children legislation, Ohio Senate Bill 210 and Ohio House Bill 373, passed this summ...

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Pickerington looks at solar panels to power facilities

Pickerington has the opportunity to facilitate one of the largest solar panel projects in the state by a governmental entity.   During the Sept. 22 service committee meeting, the committee made a motion to authorize the city manager to write a letter of intent and to move forward in negotiations with Tipping Point Renewable Energy.   The...

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Volunteer program invigorated

Thanks to the efforts of a renewed volunteer program, Pickeringtons old downtown area – as well as two area parks – will be revitalized on Oct. 9.   According to Mayor Mitch OBrien, this falls volunteer day is an expansion of a very successful spring event held with Grace Fellowship in the old downtown area. He said the goal is to...

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Fire buffs assist first responders at scenes

Brett Barber is a responder to the responders.   He, along with about 27 central Ohio residents, are active members of the organization Box 15 Club Inc., a response unit that assists emergency personnel at the scene of major fires or catastrophic events.   On scene, members provide rehydration, nutrition and core temperature stabilization...

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Pig roast, book sale this Saturday

The Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society will host its Pig Roast, Flea Market, Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25.   The flea market has just added a pig roast to this annual event. The museum will also be open during the event.   This event is the historical society’big fund raiser for the year. The historical socie...

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