2021-11-01

Faas elected Kiwanis Club president

The Worthington Linworth Kiwanis Club has elected new leaders for the current year. Caitlin Faas, Ph.D., was elected to serve as president through Sept. 30, 2022. She is a certified life coach and author of the recently published book titled Unstuck: Three-step system to help high achievers move from stress to flow. Faas and her family recently moved to Worthington […]

Trains in Worthington have a long track record


As the Worthington Parks & Recreation Department develops a train-viewing and education center near McCord Park, it seems appropriate to reflect back on a time when trains played a vital role in local transportation. Imagine a very hot summer day in 1903 in Worthington. You and your family would like to go north to an amusement park to catch some […]

Anthem, Gateway sites see progress


As the year marches on, so does progress on the various development projects throughout Worthington. The 220,000-square-foot Anthem building at 6700 N. High St. now has one tenant, First Bank of Central Ohio. “The bank occupies 8,000 of that square footage and we are glad they are there,” said David McCorkle, assistant city manager and economic development director. “But we […]

Family, friends add spice to butcher’s life


If life presents paprika, especially to a butcher of Hungarian extraction, expect that butcher to delve into Hungary’s rich tradition of cured and smoked meats. There is a pretty good chance some szalonna might make an appearance. Dan Varga, owner of the new Hungarian Butcher, said he hopes to be open in early November, after his final inspection. Until then, […]

Mall merchants optimistic despite recent uncertainty


Rumors of the Worthington mall’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. After enduring shutdowns, mask mandates and every other pandemic-related obstacle for the past 20 months, retailers are ready for a return to a more traditional holiday shopping season. For tenants of the Shops at Worthington Place, the holidays arrive with extra anticipation of redevelopment of their host property. Phase I […]

Old Bag of Nails reaches silver anniversary


As a local business celebrates its 25th anniversary, leaders are looking back on how their business has grown and changed through the past quarter century. The Old Bag of Nails, which opened in 1996 in Old Worthington, was the first restaurant in the popular chain that now spans across the state. “The building we are in used to be part […]

City considers possibility of parks foundation


City of Worthington leaders are continuing to work on the creation of a Parks and Recreation Foundation. Such a foundation would be used to raise funds privately, according to Darren Hurley, Parks and Recreation Director, who addressed City Council Oct. 11. The need for additional funds has existed for some time, he explained. The Parks Master Plan was completed in […]

Edgework, Swoon bring new and old together


The pairing of “new and locally created” with “old and from around the world” might seem a little odd at first glance. But this partnership, which blossomed after an online connection, is making a successful go of it just south of Clintonville at 2505 Silver Drive. That’s where Edgework Creative and Swoon Rugs have set up shop in a huge […]

Stroup brings high-energy artwork to High Road


Stepping into High Road Gallery and Art Studio this month, visitors will be met with the artwork of Alex Stroup. He’s an up-and-coming local artist who is bold with his color and imaginative with his design. Stroup’s art show, available for viewing until Saturday, Nov. 20, is titled “Energy Never Dies.” Stroup described it as Japanese mythical influences on psychedelic […]

Walkers take big steps in fight against hunger

The CROP Walk for Hunger, a community event sponsored by Church World Service, is the oldest walk to fight hunger in the nation. The first CROP Walk, which took place in 1969, raised $25,000 to fight hunger in Bismarck, ND. This year there were 1,300 CROP Walks for Hunger in communities across the country. The Worthington CROP Walk, now in […]