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.

Township debates Valleyview coverage

By Amanda Amsel Staff Writer The Franklin Township Fire Department, along with the city of Columbus Division of Fire and Grandview Heights Division of Fire are...

GHAC seeking nominees for commission seats

If the idea of sticking up for your community before potential developers and Columbus City Council appeals to you, then here’s your chance. At a...

Trustees discuss solutions for water woes

By Amanda Ensinger Staff Writer Water and sewer rates have been a big concern for Prairie Township residents for many years. At a recent board meeting, the...

Expanding Hispanic programs at Hilltop YMCA

By Christine Bryant Staff Writer A local man is working to ensure more services and educational programs are provided to the Hispanic community in west Columbus. Ricardo...

Letters to the editor

Have something on your mind? Write a letter to the editor! Submit yours to www.columbusmessenger.com.   Campaign media driven As this farce of a political campaign continues,...

Cycling for the trees

By Christine Bryant Staff Writer As a 12-year-old, Michael Frankhauser was determined to save up for his first road bike. He succeeded, but the bicycle was so...

Farmers’ Market coming to Hilltop

By Christine Bryant Staff Writer Those in the Hilltop area looking for locally grown produce won’t have to venture far this summer. A grassroots effort under way...

Prairie Township concerned about safety services

By Amanda Amsel Staff Writer Prairie Township officials and residents are concerned about coverage in the township amid reports of staffing issues within the Franklin County...

Two Hilltop rec centers to close in 2009

Messenger photo by Rachel Scofield Christopher Artis helps Darryelle Anderson, age 6, Teavah...

Decision time for SWCS voters

“It will never be cheaper to build new schools than it is right now.” That is the message Dr. Bill Wise, superintendent of the South-Western...

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