Alan Froman, The Columbus Dispatch

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The Columbus Dispatch

Grandview Heights, OH, United States

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Past articles by Alan:

Grandview Heights library levy gets strong voter approval

Voters on May 3 approved Issue 1, a six-year renewal of the Grandview Heights Public Library's 4.5-mill operating levy, by a wide margin. → Read More

Grandview Heights Schools: Angela Ullum named chief academic officer

Grandview Heights Schools' new chief academic officer will be a familiar face. The school board voted June 29 to approve Angela Ullum for the position. → Read More

Grove City OKs Pulte Homes' preliminary plan for 145-acre, 399-home development

A residential development proposed by Pulte Homes of Ohio will move toward a final development plan, but the developer will work with the city to address traffic and other issues. → Read More

Grandview Heights mourns Shin Iisaka, cycling enthusiast known for his kindness

You didn’t have to know Shin Iisaka very well to find out he had a spirit of kindness and generosity.“I’ve had so many people tell me that Shin would ask them about their family and their kids and he didn’t even know them,” Joe Bechtel said.“That’s just the kind of person he was,” Bechtel said. “He was always ready to extend a hand of friendship instead of a fist. We could all learn from… → Read More

South-Western committee to help 2020 graduates have their moment

South-Western City Schools has formed a committee that includes senior student leaders from the district's four high schools to review options and make a → Read More

South-Western educators adapting to classes without buildings

The extension of remote learning through the end of the current school year is a challenge for both teachers and students.But teachers in the South-Western City School District who have been holding virtual classes are finding silver linings in the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic cloud."There's that expression about how when one door closes another opens," Grove City High School visual arts… → Read More

Grandview Heights closes pool for 2020, cancels Memorial Day parade

Grandview Heights Mayor Greta Kearns announced Saturday, May 2, that the city's Memorial Day Parade has been canceled and the municipal pool will remain → Read More

Virus can't mask local robotics teams' ingenuity

Maintaining a sufficient supply of protective face masks is one of the most pressing needs for health-care personnel working on the front lines during the → Read More

Grove City restaurant damaged by fire

An early morning fire Wednesday damaged Blu-Willy's Restaurant, 3985 Broadway in Grove City.The fire is under investigation and a damage estimate is being → Read More

Easter preparation: Central Ohio churches have faith in social-distanced worship

In central Ohio, and throughout the nation, most church parking lots will be empty on Easter Sunday, April 12. But that does not mean Christians will not → Read More

Grove City's call center easing flow of assistance, information

In its initial days of operation, the employees operating the city of Grove City's call center logged questions and concerns that ranged from adults → Read More

Recycling, yard-waste collection will alternate weeks in Grandview

The city of Grandview Heights announced Monday, March 30, that beginning Monday, April 6, alternating biweekly recycling and yard-waste collection will → Read More

Dancing gets Grandview Heights students' life skills in step

Like a scene from a Jane Austen movie, the 50 middle school students lined up with their dance partners. As the music started, the students began slowly → Read More

Grove City's inspections of property go digital

A property-inspection blitz in Grove City is expected to be completed by mid-March. But the benefits of Operation Clean Sweep extend beyond identifying → Read More

Class at South-Western high schools puts entrepreneurs on track

For about two hours each day, Heather Sayre's room at Grove City High School is an incubator and a classroom. Seniors participating in the second year of → Read More

Family band steps up for Grandview Heights' Ox Roast

"Shop local" is a commonly heard phrase in central Ohio, but when it comes to the Ox Roast, "rock local" applies, too. The → Read More

South-Western City Schools' summer school helps all students

Summer school isn’t a last chance for students needing to pass a class; it’s about achievement. “There’s a stigma about summer → Read More

Grandview Heights group with eye on traffic picks up speed

Grandview Heights' Traffic Advisory Group has been stuck in neutral over the past year, but the group has shifted into high gear as the city begins to → Read More

Grove City's DORA debuts July 20

Grove City’s new Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area will be active for the first time Saturday, July 20. Customers who purchase an alcoholic drink from a DORA-authorized establishment and have it served in a DORA cup will be able to take their drink with them to stroll and shop within the set boundaries in Grove City’s Town Center. “All of the alcohol establishments will be having drink… → Read More

Grove City museum connects baseball fans with game's history

As a boy growing up during the 1970s in Dayton, Tracy Martin was a baseball fan, and more specifically, a fan of the Cincinnati Reds' great Big Red Machine teams. "I collected baseball cards and my family went to some Reds games," he said. "I'd buy pennants and programs and keep the ticket stubs and scorecards." As he grew older, his love of baseball merged with an interest in history. "I… → Read More