2020-11-01

Lions spruce up East Wilson Bridge Road

Although the Worthington Noon Lions Club focuses on philanthropic initiatives from fundraising activities, it also conducts community service projects to make a positive impact on the city of Worthington. Club members spent a warm and sunny afternoon Oct. 7 walking East Wilson Bridge Road to pick up litter. This community service project was done with the assistance from the Worthington […]

Club improves walking path at Slate Hill Elementary

On Saturday, Oct. 17, a team of Kiwanians took to the back field of Slate Hill Elementary School to make drastic improvements to the walking path between the school and the adjacent apartment complex. “There was a hodgepodge of stones, particle board and plywood running about 25 feet out from the fence line,” said Worthington-Linworth Kiwanis Club President Phil Hock. […]

Worthington residents to lead Kiwanis Club of Northern Cols.

Two Worthington residents recently were inducted as officers in the Kiwanis Club of Northern Columbus, which serves the communities of Beechwold, Clintonville, Worthington and beyond. New President Sam Kiner and President-elect Chris Engel live in Worthington. Other officers inducted during an October online ceremony were Immediate Past President Randy Ketcham; Secretary John McMillen; and Treasurer Bob Thompson. Even during these […]

McConnell center staff strives to maintain access to arts, programs


The year 2020 has been difficult for arts organizations, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing many of them to shut their doors, some permanently. However, Worthington’s McConnell Arts Center has managed to carry on despite the difficulty. “We were in a good place before the pandemic, a better place then we’ve been in a couple of years through a lot of […]

Agency bridges gaps to help families in need


A local non-profit is bridging the gap between people in need and individuals who can help. Neighborhood Bridges Worthington was founded in 2018 and helps match people in need with resources that can provide them assistance. Led by Area Director Ray Lees, the group serves people who might not have access to assistance programs – or are in urgent need […]

Football team opts for more game experience


After beginning the 2020 season 1-4, Thomas Worthington’s football program had a decision to make. Either enter the Division I playoffs – which for the first time was open for any team that competed in the regular season – or schedule four more games to round out more of a normal 10-game slate. “We took a long hard look,” said […]

Holidays won’t be the same in local schools


With end-of-the-year holidays right around the corner, many schools in Worthington are trying to get creative to allow students to celebrate, while also keeping them socially distanced. While this will not be easy, local educators said they are up for the challenge. “There are a number of activities we can’t do as a group this year, but we are trying […]

Right wines help ease our way through holidays


“But first, wine.” This mantra may help us all make it through the 2020 holiday season. When the in-laws arrive two hours early and before the first backhanded compliment, “But first, wine.” Thanksgiving plans get changed at the last minute because … 2020, “But first, wine.” Before banter and bickering begins to blow up, “But first, wine.” It really works […]

Johnson’s impact began with humble beginnings


Have you ever wondered how a young man who came west from New England in 1814, with a small trunk of combs to sell, had by mid-century become the wealthiest man in Worthington? Born in Mansfield, Conn., Orange Johnson trained as a horn smith before heading west after the War of 1812 to seek his fortune. Attracted by James Kilbourn’s […]

Coaches creates tradition of excellence


As the fall of 1999 began, fans of Thomas Worthington’s field hockey program could rightfully be proud of its tradition and excited about its future. After all, the Cardinals could boast a state championship, back in 1988, and had just hired a new coach in Terri Simonetti Frost. “When I first came in,” Simonetti Frost said, “I knew that if […]