General Canal Winchester news

Art on the Canal Art Stroll
The 2021 Art on the Canal Art Stroll will be held on May 15 from noon to 6 p.m. in historic downtown Canal Winchester. According to Destination Canal Winchester, because 2020 was a difficult year for small businesses including artists and fine crafters, those who participate this year will not be charged. For information visit

CW Farmers’ Market
The 2021 Canal Winchester Farmers’ Market will begin on Saturday, May 29 and run through Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. For information visit

Blues and Ribfest cancelled
Canal Winchester Blues and Ribfest officials recently announced on Facebook that the event, scheduled for the summer of 2021, has been cancelled due to circumstances surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They plan for the festival to return on July 29-30, 2022.

Farm has new hours
Metro Parks’ Slate Run Living Historical Farm, 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The farm is closed on Monday.

Dr. Bender Scholarship
Canal Winchester City Council announced two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in honor of the late Dr. John Bender, a former council member for 17 years. Graduating seniors may review eligibility requirements and submit applications online at Applications will also be available in the guidance offices at Canal Winchester High School and Bloom-Carroll High School. Completed applications and materials are due by 4:30 p.m. on May 28. Recipients of the Dr. John Bender scholarship will be recognized at the June 21, Canal Winchester City Council meeting.

Kindergarten registration
Online registration for Canal Winchester Schools’ 2021-22 kindergarten be will be April 5 to May 7. Your child must be age 5 on or before Aug. 1, 2021 to be eligible to attend kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. Go to and click on the “Kindergarten Registration 2021-22” link for instructions. Online registration must be completed by April 7 for your child to participate in Kindergarten Round Up. Kindergarten Round Up will be May 12-14 at Indian Trail Elementary, 6767 Gender Road. For information call (614) 837-4533.

Tax filing deadline extended
The Ohio Department of Taxation extended the deadline to file and pay Ohio individual income tax for tax year 2020, from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. As a result, the municipal income tax filing deadline for individual taxpayers has been automatically extended to May 17, 2021 as well.

Late filing penalties and late payment penalties and interest will not be imposed for the period of April 15, 2021 through May 17, 2021 for these extended filings and payments.
The payment due date for the tax year 2021 first quarter estimated tax payment, and the filing and payment due dates for business net profit taxpayers, are not impacted by this extension. However, RITA will not impose late filing penalties, or late payment penalties and interest for the period of April 15, 2021 through May 17, 2021 for first quarter 2021 estimated tax payments or business net profit filings and payments.

Spring City Work Day
On April 24, Brockstrong will host a Spring City Work Day from 9 a.m. – noon in Canal Winchester. Join them as they pick up trash and spruce up the concessions stand at Hanner’s Park, work in the community garden at the food pantry and more. To register visit,

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