A pair of older kids lies in the middle State Street pretending to be suspended in midair by a make-believe parachute sketched in chalk during Fourth Friday in Uptown Westerville. My Final Photo for May 25, 2018
A pair of hands holds steady translucent panels depicting the American skyline being installed on one of the memorials at the Field of Heroes on Cleveland Ave. in Westerville. My Final Photo for May 24, 2018.
Shoppers and drivers were treated to a rare sight in Uptown Westerville as the Columbus Police Academy Fun Run navigated its way along State Steet on the first leg of the run. My Final Photo for May 23, 2018.
A worker uses a post hole digger to excavate for a new fence to be built along the northern edge of city hall and the newly renovated walkway and seating area. My Final Photo for May 22, 2018.
A red-winged blackbird nest with four eggs sits confined between tall stalks of hay grass in one of the fields at the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for May 21, 2018.
An Ohio red fox tracks prey in the grass on the side of Hoover Dam. My Final Photo for May 20, 2018.
Water lilies blossom in the wetland at Highlands Park. My Final Photo for May 19, 2018.
A memorial for Hannah Starver who died in a house fire sits beneath a tree in the front yard of the house as a demolition crew removes it. My Final Photo for May 18, 2018.
Hanby Elementary first graders run under an inflated parachute during their field trip to Alum Creek Park. My Final Photo for May 17, 2018.
Students young and old had the opportunity to handle farm animals including this turkey chick on the front lawn of the Westerville Public Library Wednesday. My Final Photo for May 16, 2018.
Eric Moore orders his lunch from Leeana as at the Renaissance Hotel serves its first meal after the ceremonial ribbon cutting marking the opening of the new hotel in Westerville. My Final Photo for May 15, 2018.
Window washers clean the glass portico covering the entrance to the Renaissance Hotel as it prepares for a grand opening ribbon cutting Tuesday after nearly two years of planning and construction. My Final Photo for May 14, 2018.
Two anglers fish opposite sides of a freshwater isthmus jutting into Big Walnut Creek below Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for May 13, 2018.
Kids crowd the waterproof button preparing to start the new splash pad water fountain at the grand opening of the new Hanby Park behind the library. My Final Photo for May 12, 2018.
Grandfather uses his smartphone to record a Mother’s Day greeting for the mother of two of his granddaughters using the flowers in front of Talbott’s Flowers as the background. My Final Photo for May 11, 2018.
A gardener walks through one of the greenhouses at Hoover Gardens filled with flowering hanging baskets and trays of annuals destined for home gardeners in Westerville. My Final Photo for May 10, 2018.
Blendon Township workers replace flags on the chain link fence bordering the Dempsey Road Bridge over I-270 as part of the township’s spring cleanup before Memorial Day. My Final Photo for May 9, 2018.
A landscaper sprays a mixture of water, grass seed, and a green mulch onto sections of Hanby Park as it nears completion of the installation of a new playground and water spray area. My Final Photo for May 8, 2018.
A demolition crew removes the concrete pad that once held the car wash at Glengary Plaza in Blendon Township where Aldi plans to build a new grocery store. My Final Photo for May 8, 2018.
Flowers left by a parishioner sit at the feet of the statue of Mary at the shrine near the entrance to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, Ohio. My Final Photo for May 6, 2018.
Parents use digital cameras and smartphones to photograph their children posing in Inniswood Gardens before going to spring prom. My Final Photo for May 5, 2018.
Henry the Boston rests from all the May The Fourth Be With You festivities in Uptown Westerville in his usual position, the front window of Cinda Lou’s. My Final Photo for May 4, 2018.