Monthly Archives: October 2016

Some Good News


Red Carpet Inn – is expected to open before Thanksgiving.  According to Officer Clinger the hotel has met all of the requirements to open and he says the rooms are  very nice.
Hotel W – across the street from Red Carpet Inn is doing well and performing to all codes and requirements.
The former  “Cabaret” located on the north side of 161, East of  Walgreens is under renovation.  It is to be a laundry mat.  Officer Clnger & Geis stop in often to talk with the owners.
COTA’s new “Northland Transit Station” located in the out lot of the former Meijer’s on Cleveland Ave. is under construction.  For more information you can go to and check out their information.

Drive By Shooting on Jewett

Sunday, Oct. 23rd approx. 5:30-6pm a person  was walking on Jewett when someone shot from a moving vehicle.  The person walking was shot in the hip. They will recover thankfully.

10/25 Update:

Person who got shot lives on Jewett.  He is a male, black in his late 30’s.

CPD was given a description of two vehicles, one a black SUV and one a silver 4 door car headed toward Maple Canyon but it has not been confirmed that either of these vehicles were involved.

Free Trees – Oct. 22, 16




Councilmember Elizabeth Brown

Tom Kurtz, Owner, Kurtz Bros. Mulch and Soils

Kyle O’Keefe, Director of Innovation and Programs, SWACO

Brandi Braun, Chief Communication and Development Officer, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department


Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00 am

Indian Mound Recreation Center

3901 Parsons Avenue

Columbus, OH 43207


The City of Columbus is partnering with Kurtz Bros. Mulch and Soils and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio to provide 1,000 trees to Columbus Residents as part of Branch Out Columbus. These trees will help the City reach its goal to plant 300,000 trees by 2020.  The homes of our residents represent the biggest potential impact for this initiative.  Following a brief news conference, residents will see a demonstration on how to plant a tree and collect their trees for planting.


Where/When to Get Rid of Old Prescription Drugs

Franklin County to Participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Hanna M. Greer-Brown, Communications Manager


Columbus, Ohio – October 21, 2016 – SWACO is a proud partner in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means for disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse of medications. Properly disposing of prescription drugs also contributes to keeping our waterways and environment protected and healthy.

More than a dozen locations and partners are helping to bring this initiative to Franklin County which will be held on Saturday, October 22, from 10 am to 2 pm. Please don’t put prescription drugs in the trash. Instead, stop by one of these locations to safely dispose of prescription drugs:

Bexley Police Department
Bexley Police Department
2800 Delmar Rd., Bexley, OH 43209

Canal Winchester
Diley Ridge Medical Center
7911 Diley Rd., Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Clinton Township Firehouse #62
999 Chambers Rd., Columbus, OH 43212

Clinton Township Town Hall
3820 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43224

Franklin Township Offices
2193 Frank Rd., Columbus, OH 43223
*9 am to noon only

Mifflin Township Police
Parking Lot Behind Fire Department
2455 Agler Rd., Columbus, OH 43224

Dublin Police Department 
City parking lot north of Police Headquarters 
6670 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017

Perry Township Police 
7125 Sawmill Rd., Dublin, OH 43016

Groveport Police
5690 Clyde Moore Dr., Groveport, OH 43125

Hilliard Division of Police 
Joint Safety Services Building
5171 Northwest Pkwy, Hilliard, OH 43026

New Albany Police Department/Plain Township Fire Department 
Plain Township Fire Department
9500 Johnstown Road, New Albany, OH 43054

Upper Arlington 
Municipal Services Center
3600 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221

Westerville Division of Police 
Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital
500 South Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081

Sharon Township Police Department
95 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington, OH 43085

Worthington Police Department
6555 Worthington Galena Rd., Worthington, OH 43085

The following Kroger stores, in partnership with NBC4 and West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, are participating and will accept pills, liquid medicine, inhalers, needles, creams, and patches.

300 S. Hamilton Road in Gahanna
55 W. Schrock Road in Westerville
4656 Cemetery Road in Hilliard
3637 S. High Street in Columbus
1375 Chambers Road in Columbus
6095 Gender Road in Canal Winchester
2090 Crown Plaza Drive in Columbus

Franklin County is fortunate to be home to several permanent drug drop-off locations. For a complete list of those permanent sites, visit

Follow us on Twitter @SWACOGreen and tag us in your #FCDrugTakeBack photos to help raise awareness.

Alpine Elementary in need of Volunteer Crossing Guards

Alpine Elementary would like to have a volunteer or two to help with the afternoon crossing guard duties during the school year.

The school has both reflective gear and signs available for the volunteers.
The afternoon post begins at 3:20pm-3:50 or when there are no more students. (if you are picking up student’s this is something you could do while waiting on your kids.)
This is a great way to help in your community.
For additional information and interest please contact Greg at one ofthe following.
Greg Gammon
Vice President
Alpine Elementary PTO
(614) 266-8379