Plain Township officials are taking action to jumpstart education for youth. Twp Parks Director, Rob Steinberg, says they are partnering with Malone University to launch a pilot academic program next month. He says the courses offer a chance for students to sit down in an academic setting and learn based on actual pre-K Ohio academic content standards.Steinberg says the class dates will be November 10th, 12th and 14th from 10 am to 12 pm at Diamond Community Park Indoor Sports Complex. For more information on the program and how to get involved go to whbc.com. If you're interested in participating in this program you can call township hall at 330-492-4689. It is 20 dollars in cash or a check written out to Plain Township Trustees. There is a maximum capacity between 35 and 40 students for the class
With the coldest air of the season on the way this weekend, it is time to start making sure your home is ready for it. There are several things you can do to make sure your house is prepared. Clear your gutters of debris that can clog drains and create ice and water damage. Walk around your house to make sure you have disconnected and drained all of your garden hoses. Winterize your irrigation system.
More than 1 in 6 Ohioans â more than 2 million people â donât have enough to eat and turn to pantries for food each year, according to a new report. The study released today by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks showed a 40 percent increase in hunger from four years ago.
A pizza delivery man was shot to death last night during a robbery on the East Side, Columbus police said. James A. Crabtree Jr., 45, was found by officers in the middle of N. Cassady Avenue, just north of E. 5th Avenue at 9:24 p.m. He had gunshot wounds in the upper body. Crabtree was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:33 p.m.
The cruiser video that the Highway Patrol supervisor watched raised red flags. The sergeant saw the trooper flirt with two women in a car that heâd stopped for suspected drunken driving. Then he turned off his microphone. It was that September 2013 incident that led this month to charges against now-former Trooper Bryan D. Lee, who authorities say failed to charge women heâd pulled over in exchange for sexual favors. Lee, 30, of Lancaster, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Columbus to four counts of violating the civil rights of four female motorists, as well as one count of engaging in cyberstalking.
Halloween events still linger, but as the calendar flips to a new month, Central Ohio lovers of all things comic books, superheroes, fossils, AC/DC tribute bands and scary plants will find lots to love in the next few days. Here are some of the best bets for weekend activities.