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Set up for success

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer With more than three decades of head coaching experience under his belt, Herb Sharfenaker knows the importance of having a good...

Long-time Messenger staff writer will be missed

Sandi Latimer, a long-time staff writer for the Columbus Messenger Newspapers, died on Aug. 19 from several medical complications. She was 75 years old. Sandi...

Hilltop history

By Josephine Birdsell Staff Writer Jennie Kepler stood at the front of the Westgate Lodge ballroom, alongside a neatly laid line of papers, each detailing a...

Township uses funds from speeding tickets for student scholarships

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer Several Westside students received a little help from a local township as they continue their education. At a recent Franklin Township...

Local candidates on the ballot

According to the Franklin County Board of Elections, the following candidates filed to run for local offices in the General Election. Here is the...

Resource website launched on the Hilltop

By Josephine Birdsell Staff Writer Franklinton Urban Empowerment Lab, a non-profit focused on community development, launched a new website to share information on resources in the...

Juanita Kaufman remembered for her service to community

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer It was a bittersweet day for those in attendance at the Aug. 6 Franklin Township National Night Out. While smiles were shared...

Westside residents hop on the Peace Train

By Dedra Cordle Staff Writer Patti Von Niessen was on a mission. As the executive director of Summer Jam West, a local non-profit organization whose goal is...

Township continues to raise funds for sports field

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer James Gant, the Prairie Township Community Center director updated the trustees about a special needs sports field at a recent board...

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