Westside Messenger

The Westside Messenger is a local bi-weekly newspaper covering the Westside of Columbus, Hilltop, Galloway, Franklin Township and Prairie Township.

Newspapers are delivered to homes, local businesses and by subscription.

Other sister Messengers are: The Grove City Messenger, The Groveport Messenger, The South Messenger, The Canal Winchester Messenger and the Madison Messenger.

Trustees plan another police levy after laying off staff

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer Franklin Township’s police department continues to fight increased crime in the area despite having less staff. Recently, the board of trustees...

Trustees table the hiring of an administrative assistant

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer A local township once again tabled a request to move forward with hiring an administrative assistant. At the recent Prairie Township meeting,...

Deputies ask residents to report suspicious activity in Prairie Township

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer At a recent meeting, the Prairie Township trustees discussed an increase in crime in the area. Among the items discussed was an...

Trustees discuss a limited home rule measure in Franklin Township

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer A local township is once again considering becoming a limited home rule government. At a special Franklin Township meeting, the board of...

A prehistoric display

By Linda Dillman Staff Writer The dinosaurs are coming! The dinosaurs are coming! A trio of prehistoric creatures will call the atrium of the Columbus Metropolitan Main...

Columbus Symphony comes to Columbus parks for free concerts

The Columbus Symphony announced a continuation of its partnership with the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department to present “Columbus Symphony Community Concerts,”...

ADAMH plans to build a crisis center on the westside

By Hannah Poling Staff Writer A new crisis center is planned for the westside of Columbus. Patrick Mclean, with ADAMH, attended the July meeting of the Westland...

Prairie Township officials discuss projects that need funding

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer At a recent Prairie Township meeting, officials discussed budgeting needs for the rest of the year and into 2023. Among the items...

New community development corporation will help the “Hilltop RISE”

By Andrea Cordle Westside Editor According to Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, “The Hilltop is back!” He made this statement at an event on July 14 to announce...

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