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12/15/2017 01:30 PM
Living in a wind farm: Communities divided over pursuit of clean energy, its incentives
Wind farms generate clean energy. They also produce some unwelcome effects: Strobe-like shadow flicker. Loud, whooshing sounds. And throbbing, air-pressure pulsations. Some living in these wind farms say it's tolerable. Others say it's hell.

12/14/2017 06:53 PM
Sheriff's office: PACT offers help during tragic times
At a crime or accident scene, when a victim or family member is traumatized or in pain, Franklin County sheriff's deputies will be able to turn to clergy members to help them find comfort.Seven clergy members in the first Police and Clergy Together program, or PACT, completed their training Dec. 11. They will work in Prairie, Pleasant, Jackson and Franklin townships in western and southwest Franklin County, the sheriff's-office zone that receives the most runs for violent crime. [...]

12/14/2017 06:40 PM
Delaware's goal: Keep Crew here
Less than a week after Ohio's attorney general threatened legal action to keep Columbus Crew SC from leaving town, the city of Delaware joined a chorus of voices arguing against the move.Delaware City Council on Dec. 11 unanimously passed a resolution urging team owner Anthony Precourt "to keep Crew SC in Columbus."Although Mapfre Stadium sits about 25 miles south of Delaware on the grounds of the Ohio Expo Center, Councilman Chris Jones said he thinks the proposed [...]

12/14/2017 06:39 PM
Apartments would cater to seniors
A developer plans to build a 92-unit apartment complex for seniors on a vacant property on Delaware's west side.Delaware City Council on Dec. 11 conducted a first reading of legislation that would approve the final development plan for Burr Oak Commons. Treplus Communities' plan calls for the construction of 25 apartment buildings and a common building on about 20 acres off state Route 37.The proposed complex would sit between the city's Lantern Chase subdivision and [...]

12/14/2017 06:04 PM
Cemetery's ex-owners sentenced
The former owners of a Berlin Township cemetery will serve years in prison for stealing from their customers.According to a news release from the Delaware County Prosecutor's Office, Theodore L. Martin, 54, on Dec. 8 was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to 14 felony counts of theft beyond the scope of consent.On the same day, his wife, Arminda K. Martin, 47, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to 15 felony counts [...]

12/14/2017 12:31 PM
One dead, four injured in Delaware County crash
One person is dead and as many as four others are being treated for injuries after a crash in Delaware County this morning.

12/13/2017 05:20 PM
Police: Two dead in murder-suicide on Penn State-Beaver campus
The Beaver County, Pa., coroner’s office is on the scene of a double shooting at Penn State-Beaver that state police have said is a murder-suicide.

12/13/2017 05:03 PM
No foul play suspected in J-M stadium fire
The Johnstown-Monroe Local School District will work to replace what was lost in a fire that destroyed the press box, locker room and concession stand Dec. 10.Superintendent Dale Dickson said district leaders and the community are deeply saddened by the loss of stadium facilities but very glad nobody was hurt in the blaze.Kelly Stincer, spokesperson for the state fire marshal’s office, said the fire appears to have started in [...]

12/13/2017 02:34 PM
Tale's heroes intend to entertain
Superheroes and classic fairy tale characters may not be who they appear to be in "Super Tale," a children's show written and directed by Westerville Central High School senior Noah Martin.The public can check out the show at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the high school, 7118 Mount Royal Ave."I wrote 'Super Tale' because Whittier (Elementary) had specifically asked us if we would perform a show for them," Martin said. "At the time, another senior and I had been writing [...]

12/13/2017 02:26 PM
Shows won't go on for WOCC
Responding to a steep decrease in viewership, Westerville and Otterbein University are pulling the plug on their public-television channel – WOCC-TV, also known as Channel 3 – and replacing it with a new online option.WOCC will be replaced by "Westerville TV," an exclusively online platform the city will use for live broadcasts of meetings, events, weather and other announcements on the city's website, [...]

12/13/2017 02:21 PM
Starting a movement
Encounter sparks grassroots stance against discrimination

12/13/2017 02:18 PM
'Visionary' leadership earns honor for UA's Imhoff
Upper Arlington schools Superintendent Paul Imhoff has been named 2018 Superintendent of the Year by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators.The association announced the award Dec. 1."Paul is a leader among leaders," said Gail Kist-Kline, superintendent of Mason City Schools and one of the people who supported Imhoff for the award."Paul is truly a visionary," Upper Arlington Board of Education President Robin Comfort said. "He understands our [...]

12/13/2017 01:57 PM
Fairfield County program targets opioid addiction
There is little debate that the opioid problem rampaging through the Ohio heartland is firmly entrenched in the Pickerington area as well, but progress is being made on the front lines.The Pickerington Police Department has responded to 81 drug overdose calls in 2017, a significant increase over the previous year, according to Pickerington Police Commander Tod Cheney.Cheney told Pickerington City Council's Safety Committee on Dec. 6 the department was called on 50 drug [...]

12/13/2017 01:43 PM
Tesla charging stations spark little resistance
Powell residents may get a charge out of the latest improvement planned at Village Green Park.The city's Development Committee on Dec. 5 gave the administration approval to move ahead with the installation of four electric-vehicle charging stations in the site's parking lot off Hall Street.Rocky Kambo, planner with the city's development department, said the effort to bring charging stations to Powell started uneventfully more than two years ago. Kambo said he sent a [...]

12/13/2017 01:34 PM
Future Berlin Bears select eighth-grader's logo as best
A soon-to-be Berlin Bear's artwork will be immortalized as a logo for Olentangy's newest high school.The Olentangy Local School District on Dec. 7 announced Kali Bateman, an eighth-grader at Berkshire Middle School, had designed the winning entry in the contest to create Berlin High School's logo. The district's fourth high school is set to open for the 2018-19 school year on Berlin Station Road in Berlin Township.Berlin Principal Todd Spinner said about 15 future [...]

12/13/2017 10:06 AM
New Hilliard K-9 has French connection
Jawaak is a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois born and raised in France; his co-star is officer Dustin Kaiser, not Gene Hackman or Roy Scheider.

12/13/2017 09:37 AM
Worthington City Council: Last call on bar's monkey business
Worthington leaders will oppose the renewal of a liquor permit for the bar where a double homicide occurred in November.Worthington City Council voted Dec. 11 to object to the renewal, less than a month after two men reportedly shot each other outside Monkey's Bar & Grille at 6116 Huntley Road on Worthington's east side.They were Worthington's first homicides in more than two decades, according to Anne Brown, a Worthington spokeswoman.Worthington Division [...]

12/13/2017 09:21 AM
Crosswoods' Bravo, Winking Lizard sites earmarked for development
A developer appears poised to tear down the Winking Lizard tavern and Bravo Cucina Italiana in Crosswoods to add residential rental units in the retail center.Westerville-based Metro Development is seeking to build a 168-unit "extended-stay facility" called Hayden Reserve in Crosswoods, the north Columbus commercial district off U.S Route 23, just north of Interstate 270 and Worthington.Hayden Reserve would be built on the sites occupied by Winking Lizard, 100 [...]

12/13/2017 06:30 AM
Apple awards Finisar $390M to build components in Texas
Apple has awarded optical communications components manufacturer Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to increase spending on research, development and production on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers.

12/13/2017 06:30 AM
What is a VCSEL?
VCSELs — an acronym that is pronounced “vixels” in the tech world — are small semiconductor devices that emit light vertically and measure the depth at which that light is reflected.