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Past articles by Sarah:

New Albany approves luxury housing — for cars

A Michigan man is proposing to build private garages in New Albany allowing residents to stores their cars in luxury. The starting price: $160,000. → Read More

Dublin moves to remote learning for start of academic year

Dublin City School District students will begin the school year learning at home. Board members on Aug. 4 voted 5-0 to approve a resolution for returning → Read More

Nearly a fourth of Dublin students — so far — choose online instruction

About 24% of Dublin City Schools students plan to learn remotely via an online academy for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.As of Friday, → Read More

New Albany-Plain Local leaders want parents' feedback on resuming classes

New Albany-Plain Local School District parents have a chance to weigh in on options for how students will resume classes Aug. 19.The district has notified parents via email about an electronic survey, said district spokesman Patrick Gallaway.“Their feedback will be crucial in planning for the return of school,” he said.The survey closes Friday, June 19, Gallaway said. Results likely will be… → Read More

New Albany Farmers Market opens June 25 in church parking lot

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has caused changes to the New Albany Farmers Market – most notably its location. The market, which has been → Read More

Pandemic complicates mission of Franklin County domestic-violence shelter

Franklin County's domestic-violence shelter, LSS Choices for Victims of Domestic Violence, has 120 beds. On April 28, 90 people were staying there; by May → Read More

New Albany-Plain Local maintains traditions for May 23 virtual graduation

New Albany High School senior Eric Ji credits Mary Cook, his 11th-grade AP chemistry teacher, with imparting to him the necessity of putting in effort to → Read More

Community members 'adopt' New Albany High School seniors

Even though New Albany High School seniors have been robbed of many experiences and events that typically define graduation season, their community has → Read More

Calls to Dublin lessen, standard procedures changing during pandemic

Calls for service from the Dublin Police Department have decreased significantly compared to the same time period last year, according to Chief Justin → Read More

Dublin City Schools preparing for cut in state funding

The Dublin City Schools district is beginning to take cost-saving measures as it prepares for a reduction in state funding expected for the coming fiscal → Read More

New Albany police have taken more offense reports than first months of 2019

Over the first third of 2020, which includes the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the New Albany Police Department has recorded a small increase in total → Read More

New routines create challenges for central Ohio college students at home

Although Callista Popp's experience as a college freshman essentially ended March 16 because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the 18-year-old has → Read More

Columbus Metropolitan Library seeks photo uploads to preserve local history

Central Ohio residents now have an easy way to help the Columbus Metropolitan Library system preserve local history for future generations. My Upload, the → Read More

3D printers create masks to battle COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

When Granville resident Susan King's neighbor, Dr. Cara Harasaki, texted her asking if she knew anyone who had 3D printers, one of the first people King → Read More

Pet therapy: Furry friends might offset stay-at-home stress

Deb Bitzan’s poodle mixes, Rufus and Tesla, have started popping into her home office and circling her standing desk around noon on weekdays.They know lunchtime is when they get to go outside and play, said Bitzan, a 32-year-old downtown Columbus resident.Bitzan is a CoverMyMeds employee and has been working at home for the past few weeks because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.Initially,… → Read More

Anomatic receives incentives to expand in New Albany International Business Park

A longtime tenant of the New Albany International Business Park is expanding. Anomatic Corp., a contract manufacturer specializing in anodized aluminum → Read More

New Albany 7-year-old Ava Laine jumps at ninja challenges

Ava Laine is a 7-year-old ninja warrior.Motivated by watching "American Ninja Warrior" on NBC with her brother Owen, 10, the New Albany Primary School second-grader decided to try it for herself.Her foray into obstacle courses and skills performances landed her at the National Ninja League's World Championships from Feb. 21 to 23 in Greensboro, North Carolina.Competitors in each age group… → Read More

Plain Township Fire Department has changed during John Hoovler's decades as chief

Although he was eligible to retire eight years ago, Plain Township Fire Department Chief John Hoovler said he didn't feel ready. Until now. "I think → Read More

School Rocks Party Box: Dublin woman brings more than fun to schools

When Dublin resident Tia Gannon saw how much her children enjoyed their Bailey Elementary School class parties with games and snacks, she began thinking → Read More

2020 census includes online-response option

It’s officially time for the census. Today is the day residents should start receiving invitations to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census, said → Read More