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Past articles by Nate:

Upper Arlington voters show overwhelming support for library

Upper Arlington voters renewed a 2-mill operating levy, as well as an additional 1 mill for operations by a wide margin May 3. → Read More

Kim Barlag hired as CEO and president of Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce

Kim Barlag has been hired as chief executive officer and president of the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce. → Read More

Volunteers help beautify parks, Olde Pickerington through Adopt-A-Flowerbed program

Pickerington officials hope a relatively small investment in public flower beds will be followed by a bloom of renewed civic pride and a more beautiful city landscape. → Read More

Upper Arlington voters overwhelmingly approve issue in support of community center

Upper Arlington officials can proceed with plans to issue $55 million in bonds for the building of a 95,300-square-foot community center at Kingsdale. → Read More

Developer to meet Upper Arlington's demands for Golden Bear Shopping Center

After a year of negotiations, the developer of the Golden Bear Shopping Center says he now intends to abide by Upper Arlington officials’ demands. → Read More

Aldi plans store in Upper Arlington's Kingsdale Shopping Center

Aldi Inc. hopes to open a grocery store to the Kingsdale Shopping Center in Upper Arlington. → Read More

2020 Picktown Palooza has been canceled

The volunteer-run Picktown Palooza music and community festival has been canceled because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Panger Productions → Read More

Pickerington rolls out to mark World War II nurse's 95th birthday

Adorned with a birthday tiara and cradling flowers, Dorothy "Pete" Peterson basked in the love of family members and friends even more than she did the late-spring sun on the afternoon of June 3 outside her condominium."I'm just so overwhelmed," she said.This day, Peterson's 95th birthday, was a milestone. It was filled with what she said were the keys to her maintaining health and happiness… → Read More

Upper Arlington to open tennis, baseball, softball play May 26

As Upper Arlington officials prepare to open two of the city’s three swimming pools next month, they also planned to lift closures of public tennis courts and allow youth baseball and softball leagues to open Tuesday, May 26.As precautions against the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, a number of recreational activities have been prohibited at public parks by the state of Ohio. Those… → Read More

Upper Arlington targets June 8 to open two community pools

Upper Arlington officials plan to reopen two of the city’s three swimming pools June 8 but would do so with restrictions in place.Pending approval from Franklin County Public Health, which as of May 19 hadn’t authorized the opening of public swimming pools due to concerns related to COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Upper Arlington officials would open Tremont Pool and Devon Pool.In addition, pools… → Read More

Upper Arlington's Lions, Optimist Club alter Easter plans but still will help those in need

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has forced the cancellation of most traditional Easter events, two Upper Arlington service clubs are → Read More

Upper Arlington singer-songwriter Kea Corso wins Groove U's Instaband

At 15, Kea Corso's eyes are opened wide to the world around her.Her abilities to observe and empathize with peers have inspired her burgeoning songwriting career.They also helped propel her to the grand prize in Groove U's Instaband competition, which culminated with live performances Feb. 27 at Skully's Music-Diner, 1151 N. High St. in Columbus, before a panel of local music-industry… → Read More

Upper Arlington allocates nearly $7 million for street projects

Upper Arlington city officials have contracts in place to reconstruct four city streets and provide maintenance work to 12 more in 2020. Not including → Read More

Upper Arlington officials pleased with addition of CoGo stations

The bicycle-sharing stations around Upper Arlington have been well-received, according to city officials, and will remain an alternative transportation → Read More

Pickerington Food Pantry seeks help to replace failing freezer

Faced with the loss of a display freezer, the Pickerington Food Pantry is asking the community for financial help that would continue to allow the organization to provide beef, pork and poultry to people it serves.Three months after taking over as the pantry's executive director in November 2017, Vanessa Niekamp was confronted with the first repair for the pantry's three-door freezer.Since then,… → Read More

Upper Arlington opts for fourth medical-marijuana moratorium

The Upper Arlington City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a fourth moratorium on marijuana cultivation, processing and retail-dispensing → Read More

Upper Arlington eyes permanent ban on medical marijuana businesses

Upper Arlington City Council is expected to decide Monday, March 9, if medical-marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to operate in the city. In June 2016, → Read More

Upper Arlington senior Cassie D'Angelo helps judge Freedom Prize contest

An Upper Arlington High School senior who believes young people have the power to change the world for the better was one of 24 members of an international panel that judged proposals seeking to do just that.Once she chooses a college to continue her schooling, 18-year-old Cassie D'Angelo plans to major in international politics or international relations. She said much of her motivation for… → Read More

Upper Arlington police investigating Feb. 21 armed robbery of Barnes & Noble

Upper Arlington police continue to investigate an armed robbery that occurred Feb. 21 at a local bookstore. According to Upper Arlington Police Division reports, a 41-year-old employee of Barnes & Noble, 3280 Tremont Road, was the only one in the store when an unidentified man entered with a firearm at 9:44 p.m. The store closed at 9 p.m.The employee wasn’t injured, and reports said the robber… → Read More

UPDATED: No foul play expected in Upper Arlington police officer Brian Brown's death

An Upper Arlington police officer died unexpectedly Feb. 22, according to a Facebook post by the Upper Arlington Police Division this morning, Feb. 23. → Read More