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Past articles by Pamela:

Forget the weather: Metro Parks winter hikes go on

As winter winds and snowy days descend on central Ohio, Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks will begin its 46th annual winter hikes as usual at → Read More

Reynoldsburg High School included in nationwide email threat

Reynoldsburg police checked out a threat about an “explosive device” emailed to Reynoldsburg High School’s Summit Road campus today, Dec. → Read More

Reynoldsburg schools closed because of sick bus drivers

Reynoldsburg City Schools students had an unexpected day off today, Nov. 5, because a large number of bus drivers called in sick. Although several social → Read More

Smalls pleads not guilty in Reynoldsburg murder case

A Columbus man entered not-guilty pleas in Franklin County Common Pleas Court July 10 to all charges against him in connection with the June murder or → Read More

Taylor Road apartments: Plans again sent back to planning commission

A rezoning request for a 240-unit apartment complex at Taylor Road and East Main Street didn’t proceed to a vote by the full Reynoldsburg City Council on July 9 after council’s public-service and transportation committee nixed Metro Development’s latest design. The committee instead sent the developer back to the city planning commission -- with a suggestion that the number of units be reduced… → Read More

Reynoldsburg: Murder suspect to be arraigned July 10

The man accused of murdering a Reynoldsburg resident with a hammer is scheduled to be arraigned on eight charges July 10 in Franklin County Common Pleas → Read More

Surprise! OhioHealth a partner in Reynoldsburg's YMCA community center

City leaders unveiled a surprise twist to the design for Reynoldsburg’s new YMCA community center June 28 when they unveiled final renderings for the project. A new partner has been added to the venture – OhioHealth - which will lease 13,000 square feet of the building for use by primary-care doctors. In fact, 13,000 square feet are being added to the building, bringing it to a total of 70,000… → Read More

Reynoldsburg police ID man found dead during wellness check

Reynoldsburg police are awaiting a coroner’s report about the death of David A. Vollette, 46, who lived in the 7700 block of Pembrook Drive. → Read More

Mount Carmel East: New hospital lobby ready; patient tower opens in June

A sea of silver greets visitors inside Mount Carmel East hospital’s new lobby, where gray armchairs and couches sit atop a long expanse of white tile and silver-white carpeting leading to a two-sided glass fireplace.Hanging from the ceiling are more than two dozen silver doves, elements of artist Zachary Oxman’s sculpture, “Soaring Pathways.”The new lobby opens Friday, part of a $310 million… → Read More

Mount Carmel East: New lobby ready; patient tower opens in June

Renovations aim to make Mount Carmel East ‘hospital of choice’ → Read More

Escape room tests players' skills

Call it role-playing with a time limit. → Read More

Kroger starts grading site for new Reynoldsburg store

The Kroger Co. began work this morning, March 5, to grade property on East Main Street in preparation for building a gas station that will be part of a → Read More

Update: Reynoldsburg's acting mayor signs pit-bull ban repeal

A possible 10-day wait to see if Mayor Brad McCloud would veto an ordinance that repealed Reynoldsburg’s ban on pit bulls is over, after City Council President Doug Joseph, as acting mayor, signed it into law this morning, Feb. 28. “Ordinance 25-18 is now law in the city of Reynoldsburg and will take effect in 30 days,” Joseph said. “No more lawsuits, no more delays. Freedom wins today in… → Read More

Reynoldsburg council votes to abolish pit-bull ban

New ordinance still could be vetoed by Mayor McCloud → Read More

Tomato Festival canceled for 2018

Finding a fried green tomato or a Belgian waffle will be more difficult this summer as the city's signature event -- the Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival -- → Read More

Candidates list for Reynoldsburg police chief narrowed to five

The list of candidates to be Reynoldsburg’s next police chief has been narrowed to five. They are: • Kimberly Nuesse, police chief for the village of Minerva Park since 2011 • David Plesich, a former lieutenant in the detectives bureau with the Hilliard Division of Police and a patrol officer with the police department in Charleston, South Carolina, since June 2016. • Ronald Gray, retired deputy… → Read More

Qusenberry, Barga, Begeny lead pack in Reynoldsburg school board

Reynoldsburg voters appeared to give the nod to two newcomers to fill two of three seats on the board of education Nov. 7, with Jeni Quesenberry, Rob Barga and incumbent Joe Begeny earning the most votes in Franklin County. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Quesenberry got the most votes in Franklin County, according to unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections, with… → Read More

Cicak wins auditor's race in Reynoldsburg

Veteran Republican City Council member Stephen Cicak edged out newcomer Mildred M. Johnson for Reynoldsburg City Auditor. With 98 percent of precincts → Read More

Hudson ousts Schare from Worthington school board; Best, Shim re-elected

Worthington school district voters re-elected two incumbents but a newcomer got the lion’s share of votes Nov. 7 in the race for three seats on the school board. With all precincts reporting, Nikki Hudson received 7,188 votes, or 23 percent of the votes cast, according to unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections. Sam Shim and Jennifer Best and were re-elected with 6,481… → Read More

Middle-school actors develop through boot camp

Middle-school students leap into character roles this week, working on scenes, monologues and learning professional audition techniques in an “Actors Boot Camp” to prepare for the spring production. Open to seventh- and eighth-grade students at Worthingway and Phoenix middle schools, the boot camp began Oct. 23 and runs through Friday, Oct. 27. The musical Peter Pan Jr., is the spring… → Read More