Snowy Walk To Class

Snowy Walk To Class

An Otterbein student walks across the snow-covered Alum Creek amphitheater on his way to a late afternoon class on the second day of Spring. My Final Photo for March 21, 2018.

Only sign of Spring

A gardener at Hoover Gardens places young annuals in pots as the nursery prepares itself for Spring planting although early forecasts for the first days of Spring include snow and freezing rain. My Final Photo for March 20, 2018.

Blue Turtle Power Wash

A painter power washes siding on Blue Turtle Tea & Spice on East Main Street as the company prepares for spring and using its outdoor garden. My Final Photo for March 19, 2019.

Green beer, butter, and batter

Two customers celebrating St. Patrick’s Day salute the day by tapping beer glasses filled with green beer before eating green pancakes covered in green butter at Jimmy V’s in Uptown Westerville. My Final Photo for March 17, 2018.

Sorting through the water damaged books

A librarian sorts through some of the books damaged by an overnight leak from a broken water heater at the Westerville Public Library. My Final Photo for March 16, 2018.

Pothole Journey Continues

City workers shovel hot mix asphalt into potholes on North Alley off Vine Street. My Final Photo for March 15, 2018.

Walkout Receives Police Protection

A Westerville police officer sits at the entrance to Heritage Middle School during a walkout by the students to express solidarity with a national movement to mark the one-month anniversary of the shooting incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed and 14 others were injured. My Final Photo for March 14, 2018.

State and Schrock Bus Stop Pad Repairs

A Karvo Construction crew waits as a decision is made about how much longer to wait before removing traffic cones and a tarp covering concrete laid earlier in the day to repair a section of the pad for a bus stop at the corner of State and Schrock. My Final Photo for March 13, 2018.

Water Rescue Training

Westerville firefighters practice rescuing an injured person from the waters of Alum Creek on West Main Street in the first of three days of water rescue training. My Final Photo for March 12, 2018.

Stepping into his future plans

Matt Chase completes another ascent up the stairs at Hoover Dam as he nears the end of 20,000 steps for the weekend as he trains for hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail. My Final Photo for March 11, 2018.

The Mattress Men at Central

A pair of Westerville Central students wearing mattress covers stand at the entrance to the school to attract shoppers to the annual track and baseball fundraiser. My Final Photo for March 10, 2018.

Daylight work for night lights

Under a cloudy sky, an electrician replaces a ballast in a parking lot light in front of OfficeMax on Huber Village Blvd. My Final Photo for March 9, 2018.

Pretty in pink smile

A Generations Performing Arts dancer smiles as instructed by the photographer’s assistant and her pink bear during the annual photo shoot at the studio. My Final Photo for March 8, 2018.

Snow Squall Obscures the Afternoon

A strong afternoon snow squall obscures the view across State Steet where shoppers hurry to find shelter in stores and their vehicles. My Final Photo for March 7, 2018.

Border Protection

Ohio State Patrol troopers block Grove Street at Main Street as a security barrier near where Ohio Gov. John Kasich will give his final State of the State speech on the Otterbein University campus. My Final Photo for March 6, 2018.

State of the State Preparations

Stagehands attach a screen to rigging on the stage at Fritsche Hall at Otterbein University where Ohio Gov. John Kasich will give his final State of the State speech Tuesday. My Final Photo for March 5, 2018. 

His choice of cookies

A young boy points out his choice for the buttercream frosting gingerbread cookie from the ones he collected during the Uptown Cookie Walk to help raise money for the families of two Westerville police officers who were killed. My Final Photo for March 3, 2018.

State of the State Preparations

City electric workers install State of the State banners on light poles in Uptown in preparation for Gov. John Kasich’s address Tuesday night. My Final Photo for March 2, 2018.

Cones headed back to the shop

A Westerville firefighter retrieves traffic cones placed on the corners of State and Main to test the turn radius if the sidewalks were extended into bumpouts as proposed in the Uptown Streetscape plans. My Final Photo for March 1, 2018.

Solitary saxophone

A saxophone busker performs to a single listener turning as she passes him in front of Graeters in Uptown Westerville on a warm winter day. My Final Photo for Feb. 28, 2018. 

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