A city worker stands atop a section of trunk cut from the base of the city hall Christmas tree so it would properly fit into the hole where it will be decorated for lighting ceremonies Friday night. My Final Photo for Dec. 2, 2019.
The skull of a young buck sits on a bed of fall leaves along a creekbed from a stream near Africa Road that leads to Alum Creek. My Final Photo for Oct. 22, 2019.
Electricians completed installing and powering the new neon lights attached to the 8 State marquee after it was damaged by a truck in May 2018. My Final Photo for Oct. 21, 2019.
A young girl carves a face into one of the more than 2,000 pumpkins being prepared for the Greater Westerville Pumpkin Glow beginning Tuesday at Heritage Park and continuing for five days. My Final Photo for Oct. 20, 2019.
A young boy runs from Big Walnut Creek where he’d been collecting mollusk shells from the exposed creekbed. My Final Photo for Oct. 19, 2019.
A farmer runs his combine through the soybean fields below the Yarnell barns Friday hoping to get most of his fields harvested before rain begins next week. My Final Photo for Oct. 18, 2019.
A crew cuts out rounds of sidewalk at the entrance to the brick walk at Java Central to check the location and density of the roots for the massive oak as the city prepares to build a platform around the tree and a bump-out for the sidewalk to protect the tree when the Uptown Westerville sidewalk and road project continues next spring. My Final Photo for Oct. 17, 2019.
Westerville Parks and Recreation workers remove hanging baskets and planters from poles and the sidewalk in Uptown Westerville the morning after the Democratic presidential debate. My Final Photo for Oct. 15, 2019.
Two women carrying homemade protest signs built from file folders, markers, staples, and yardsticks stand at Grove and West Main before the start of the Democratic presidential debate in Westerville. My Final Photo for Oct. 15, 2019.
A city work crew began leaf collection a few days early clearing leaves along Home Street near Otterbein University where the Democratic presidential debate will be held Tuesday. My Final Photo for Oct. 14, 2019.
A parasailer floats over one of the fields at the Westerville Sports Complex on Cleveland Ave. just as the sun sets. My Final Photo for Oct. 13, 2019.
A pair of rowers move into position for the start of one of the races in The Hoover – Columbus Fall Classic rowing regatta Saturday morning on Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for Oct. 12, 2019.
Otterbein University maintenance crew power washes the rubber roof of the Rike Center where Democratic presidential candidates will debate Tuesday night. My Final Photo for Oct. 11, 2019.
Otterbein students navigate their way past Westerville city workers placing barriers on the sidewalk and new flashing lights at the crosswalk on West Main Street as part of the preparations for the Democratic candidate’s debate. My Final Photo for Oct. 10, 2019.
A road work crew removes the orange barrels from Spring Road to open the street both directions after most of the rebuilding of the road was completed Wednesday. My Final Photo for Oct. 9, 2019.
Hon. Guillaume Lacroix, left, Consul General of France to the Midwest, stands with World War II veterans after presenting the French Legion of Honor to John Jay, seated at right next to his daughter, in ceremonies at the American Legion Hall in Westerville. My Final Photo for Oct. 8, 2019.
A pair of deer pass each other in one of the small overgrown fields late in the afternoon at the Braun Farm property on Cleveland Ave. My Final Photo for Oct. 7, 2019.
Apple Butter Music - Westerville musician and instructor Gary Puckett plays his banjo near the log cabin during the Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival at McVay Elementary. My Final Photo for Oct. 6, 2019.
Pumpkin Picking - A family looks over the large selection of pumpkins at Westerville Troop 560's annual sale displayed in front of Masonic Hall on South State Street. My Final Photo for Oct. 5, 2019.
A work crew repairs the leaking water line that leads to the new First Watch restaurant being built at State and Huber Village Blvd. in Westerville. My Final Photo for Oct. 4, 2019.
Foggy Morning Walk - A woman checks her phone as she walks along the path at the sports fields on Cleveland Ave. on a foggy morning. My Final Photo for Oct. 3, 2019.
Westerville police officers greet a customer at Meijer during Coffee With A Cop Day. My Final Photo for Oct. 2, 2019.