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New faces are guiding community forward

By CLIFF WILTSHIRE, Spotlight Editor & Publisher

When it comes to prognosticating, there is no better day on the calendar to do so than Groundhog Day. While many people turn to Punxsutawney Phil or Buckeye Chuck to see if he will see his shadow and predict six more weeks of winter – Phil did, and Chuck never emerged from his den – focus in Worthington turns to […]

Council requests study on affordable housing

Worthington city staff has been asked to proceed with a housing assessment to chart a course to provide affordable housing in Worthington. City Council members authorized the city manager Feb. 6 to launch the housing assessment. But it will likely be late summer or early fall begin the process starts, according to David McCorkle, assistant city manager and economic development […]

Thress, ‘star of the city,’ ends long run as city clerk

For the past t12 months, Kay Thress knew the day was coming. It arrived Feb. 17, when Thress locked the doors behind her at the Worthington Municipal Building and retired as Worthington City Council clerk, a position she held since February 2004. “It has been a great ride, but it felt like the right time,” to retire, Thress said while […]

Experience Worthington, Partnership announce schedule

On the heels of a special statewide award in the fall, another busy year is planned by Experience Worthington and the Worthington Partnership. The visitors bureau earned a RUBY Award from the Ohio Travel Association for its project Picture Worthington: History Walk. The project took first place in Spirit of Community, one of 17 overall award categories presented during the […]

Saverimuttu joins library’s board

Joseph Saverimuttu was sworn in Jan. 17 as the newest member of the Worthington Libraries Board of Trustees. Saverimuttu begins a seven-year term that will conclude in 2029. He replaces Lauren Fromme, who left the board in December 2022 at the completion of her term. Saverimuttu has lived in the Worthington school district since 2015. He has coached basketball for […]

FLOW offers ideas to protect local watershed

To “go with the flow” means to be relaxed and accept a situation as it is, rather than trying to change or control it. To go with the FLOW (Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed) is to be dedicated to preserving and enhancing the beauty and well-being of the Olentangy River. “FLOW is an amazing watershed group. We take our […]

Turkish group offers opportunities to donate

Several Worthington area groups are asking residents to contribute to relief efforts for the victims of the earthquake which struck Turkey and northern Syria Monday, Feb. 6. More than 20,000 people were killed and the numbers are expected to rise as volunteers and workers strive to clear out debris and search for survivors in the bitter winter cold. Just a […]

Council seeks more info on housing issue

Worthington City Council wants a housing study conducted before taking any action on issues related to affordable housing. Officials last month decided the time was not right to seek a $1.1 million bond issue in November to finance affordable housing in the city. City Council at its Feb. 6 meeting is expected to direct the administration in some manner to […]

Blue Boat prepares to dock in Gateway site

Blue Boat Counseling LLC will be relocating to the second floor of Gateway Building 4 with an address at 105 W. Wilson Bridge Road. The building will be the westernmost edifice in the development. The Worthington-based practice currently has offices at 5858 N. High St., south of Old Worthington. The move to the Gateway location represents a step up in […]

Community center to celebrate special anniversary

Worthington staff members and officials are preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the expanded Community Center this month. The celebration begins with Membership Appreciation Week on Monday, Feb. 13. This special week will feature live demos, entertainment, refreshments and more. All Community Center members will be eligible for daily giveaways and prizes including guest passes, swag bags, classes, and […]

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