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Genoa meeting

The Genoa Township Employee Medical Insurance Advisory Committee will be meeting on Monday, July 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Genoa Township Conference Room, 5111 South Old 3C Highway, Westerville, Ohio 43082.

Ex-pill mill doctor dies in home invasion

WESTERVILLE (Associated Press) — Police say a former doctor and Ohio University trustee who pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion and running a pill mill in Columbus has been shot in an apparent home invasion.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Kevin Lake was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Maj. Steve Tucker says Lake’s son called 911 Thursday morning (June 22) and reported hearing gunshots after someone tried to break into the home. The officer says the family had recently received a written threat.

Lake pleaded guilty in January to evading $3.5 million in taxes and serving hundreds of patients daily at Columbus Southern Medical Center for prescriptions of oxycodone, hydrocodone and Xanax.

Lake resigned as a university trustee Jan. 21.

The shooting is under investigation.

Ice Age movie offered by Preservation Parks

The second of three animated Ice Age movies, offered by Preservation Parks of Delaware County, will be shown Friday, June 30 at Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road. “Ice Age: The Meltdown” will be shown at 9:30 p.m.; attendance is free and registration is not required. Movie-goers should bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on.

Prior to the movie, visitors can view the Ice Age exhibits in the Visitor Center and participate in hands-on activities.

Genoa Twp. Police Department is hiring

The Genoa Township Police Department is hiring. Benefits include: Salary of $35 an hour after 3 years; Shift differential of $1 per hour for 2nd and 3rd shift work; Education incentive pay for college degree; Tuition reimbursement; medical, dental, vision; Longevity pay after 5 years.

The job requirements are: age 21 or older; U.S. citizen or lawfully work in U.S.; High School Grad/GED; Valid OHIO State Driver’s License; Ability to Read/Speak English; Academy Certification; OPOTA certification.

Genoa Township is an equal opportunity employer. Follow the link to apply: https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/

Polaris free concert series Thursdays 6:30-9:30

Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Parkway, will have free concerts every Thursday 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Line Up:

June 29 – No regrets

July 6 – Paradise Island

July 13 – SWAGG

July 20 – Popgun

July 27 – Mojoflo

Aug 3 – Naked Karate Girls

Aug 10 – The Reaganomics

Concerts are open to the general public and admission is completely free. Pre-show activities begin at 6 p.m. Seating for the concerts is open-lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Please note, no sporting equipment, coolers, alcoholic beverages, picnic tables, balloons, pets or smoking is permitted. Attendees can purchase adult beverages from two local charities with all proceeds benefiting the charities’ causes.

Ohio Department of Transportation work

MORROW COUNTY

Through SATURDAY, JULY 1

SR 95

SR 95 (West High Street) CLOSURE between West Marion Street and Hickson Street

8 AM: SR 95 (West High Street) will be close in both directions

Detour: SR 95 EB (West Marion Street) to SR 42 NB to SR 95 (West High Street) or reverse

4 PM: All lanes open

SR 314 SB between SR 95 & Waterford Road

7 AM: SR 314 will be reduced to one lane of two-way traffic

Traffic will be maintained with flagging crew

5 PM: All lanes open

Completion: June 30

ODOT work in FRANKLIN COUNTY

Through FRIDAY, JUNE 30

SR 605

Pavement Work on SR 605 between New Albany City Limit & Bevelheimer Road

9 AM: SR 605 will be reduced to one lane of two-way traffic

Traffic will be maintained with flagging crew

3 PM: All lanes open

Completion: June 30

US 62

Pavement Work on US 62 between Licking County Line & Tibbet Road

9 AM: SR 605 will be reduced to one lane of two-way traffic

Traffic will be maintained with flagging crew

3 PM: All lanes open

Completion: June 30

Dublin Paving Project

Thursday, June 29, 2017

8 PM US 33 east reduced to one lane between SR 161/Post Rd. and Frantz/Post Rd.

8 PM the ramp from US 33 east to I-270 east closed. Detour: I-270 south to Tuttle Crossing Blvd. to I-270 north/east.

8 PM the ramp from US 33 east to Avery-Muirfield Dr. closed. Detour: US 33 east to I-270 south to Tuttle Crossing Blvd. to I-270 north to US 33 west to Avery-Muirfield Dr.

8 PM the ramp from Avery-Muirfield Dr. to US 33 east closed. Detour: US 33 west to SR 161/Post Rd. to US 33 east.

5 AM all lanes and ramps open.

Friday, June 30, 2017

8 PM US 33 east reduced to two lanes between Avery-Muirfield Dr. and I-270.

8 PM the ramp from US 33 east to I-270 east closed. Detour: I-270 south to Tuttle Crossing Blvd. to I-270 north/east.

8 PM the ramp from US 33 east to I-270 south reduced to one lane.

5 AM all lanes and ramps open.

Community Library events

July Youth Programs and Events

(registration required)

Make and Take Kids

July 3, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Miniature Tee-Pees

Keeping with the theme of Build-a Better World, we will build our own unique miniature tee-pees. Twigs, feathers, yarn, and imagination!

Ages 7-9. Free.

Robin’s Nest Shelf

July 7, 3-4 PM

Attract robins to your yard with a robin’s nest shelf. Preservation Parks will provide kits to build a nesting shelf in this hands-on building program.

All Ages. 1 shelf per family.

Cost $7 for supplies.

Drawing with Joe

July 8, 2-3 PM

Joe Sutphin, illustrator of Word of Mouse, a New York Times bestseller, and a 2017 Parents’ Choice Award® winner will present the painstaking process of illustrating a book, and demonstrate some of his own techniques for drawing. After inspiring the audience, you will have a chance to draw your own illustration with Joe!

Ages 7+. Free.

Rocketry Camp

July 10, 12, 14, 1-3:30 PM

Join rocketry enthusiast Ed Hingsbergen and member of Central Ohio Rocketry & Space Modeling Alliance to build your own rocket!

The rocket launch will be held at Freedom Park on Friday, July 14th (rain date, July 21st).

Ages 8-12 will meet July 10, 14; Cost $5

Ages 13-18 will meet July 10, 12, 14; Cost $10

Exploring the Outdoors

July 11, 2-3 PM

Come learn about our world! Various hands-on nature activities will engage attendees. Different activities,lessons, and games will be hosted at each session.

Ages 5-8. Free.

Visit with Krash

July 15, 1-2 PM

Meet Columbus Clippers mascot Krash, as we celebrate the end of another fun Summer Reading Club. (This is the last day to turn in your reading logs!) Bring your camera for photo opportunities. There will be a drawing for door prizes, including tickets to next week’s game!

All Ages. No registration. Free.

Columbus Clippers Game

July 20, 7:05 PM

Watch the Columbus Clippers take on the Syracuse Chiefs. The Clippers will recognize Community Library summer reading participants, and one of our top ten readers will be the one to throw the opening pitch!

All Ages. Registration ENDS July 8.

Cost $5 per person. Bleacher Seating Only.

Rain date TBD

Anime Club

July 22, 2-3 PM

Get ready for all of the fun and random events that we are planning including anime viewings, manga readings, random otaku moments, and just plain fun!

Ages 10+. Free.

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