Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Westside Messenger

Authors tales include Camp Chase

Mary Katherine Ransburg became so fascinated with first-person story telling from a woman’s point of view that characters began forming in her mind. “Most re-enactments are geared to soldiering,” said Ransburg of a competition held when she had chaired the 1992 program at the Confederate Cemetery on Sullivan Avenue. But this prese...

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Local gas station to host mock explosion

At 7 a.m. on Sept. 6, a mock Improvised Explosive Device (IED) will detonate at the Marathon Station in Franklin Township and the Township fire department will be dispatched. The exercise is part of a county-wide training exercise organized by the Franklin County Board of Health. Upper Arlington will begin the day with its mock disaster scheduled f...

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Photos: Franklin Heights Falcons flying high

Messenger photos by Pat Donahue With time and options running out, Franklin Heights quarterback, Rian Kennedy (above) chose to run for it, and did so for 43 yards covering both sides of the field, and found the end zone with 14 seconds left in the game. The touchdown run put the Falcons on top after a close, back and fourth game with Riverside Steb...

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Pounding pavement safer for CCS kids

   Messenger photos by Whitney Wilson Coy Columbus Councilman Hearcel Craig, Greater Hilltop Area Commission Chairman Gary Baker, II and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman flip the switch on the new safety lights installed on Mound Street in front on West Mound Elementary.    Mayor Coleman tells passing vehicles on Mound Street to...

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2007 general election candidates and issues

FRANKLIN CO. ISSUES Franklin County Senior Options 5 year, 0.9 mill replacement tax FRANKLIN CO. MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGES Full term commencing 1-1-08 (one to be elected) Scott Van Der Karr Full term commencing 1-2-08 (one to be elected) Joseph L. Mas Amy Salerno Full term commencing 1-3-08 (one to be elected) James E. Green Joy Harris Unexpired term...

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Column: NFL players punishment not harsh enough

The other day I was watching an NFL pre-season game. The talk was not about football, but rather Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Michael Vick and his dogfighting case. I will admit, I am not a huge football fan and I am not that familiar with NFL rules, but it seems like the commentators keep focusing on issues like the gambling and drug involve...

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SWCS happy with district scores

The school year just started and already South-Western City School board members are talking report cards.   At the Aug. 27 district work session, Roby Schottke, the executive director of instructional support from the district, was on hand to give his assessment on the annual report card that the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released in...

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Prehistoric playtime

   Messenger photos by Whitney Wilson Coy “Walking with the Dinosaurs: the Live Experience,” made its way into Columbus with a roar as they opened the 4-night event at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on Aug. 22. The show, which just completed a sold out 10-week tour in Australia, uses 15 life-sized dinosaurs who walk, roar and...

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Column: Practice makes perfect for FT fire department

Messenger photos by Whitney Wilson Coy Dillman plays her part as a “victim” while Franklin Township firefighter David McGee evaluates her condition. Linda Dillman, Columbus Messenger staff writer, helps prepare for the staged “shooting” by applying makeup to a “victim,” Michael Begin, a medic with the 285th Natio...

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Townships seek resident input on Town Center

Residents from Prairie Township, Brown Township and the City of Columbus were seated in the auditorium of Westland High School on Aug. 28, awaiting discussion about the proposed Darby Accord Town Center. Those who attended to hear the plan and see proposed illustrations, however, left disappointed. The only plan in place right now, is a plan to pla...

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