A nine-year-old boy unscrews the door of a bluebird house for cleaning in a prairie field at Hoover Reservoir along Sunbury Road under the direction of his grandfather who watches from a short distance. My Final Photo for February 7, 2023.
Birdwatchers scan Hoover Reservoir looking for ripples from birds breaking the smooth waters of the lake just after sunset Tuesday. My Final Photo for February 6, 2024.
A bagpiper exits the sanctuary at Heritage Christian Church after the Celebration of Life Ceremony for retired Westerville Battalion Chief Andy Hicks who died last week, My Final Photo for February 5, 2024.
When mom and dad are distracted from their feeding duties at the St. Paul Spaghetti Dinner this toddler takes control and grabs Dad’s fork to serve himself. My final Photo for February 4, 2024.
Two fishermen stand at the edge of Hoover Reservoir Saturday with the afternoon sun reflected in the high waters of the lake. My Final Photo for February 3, 2024.
Jessie and Mark attend their rods with lines tossed into Hoover Reservoir in hopes of retrieving large catfish on a chilly and windy Friday afternoon.
Rooftops and buildings in Uptown Westerville feel the warmth of the sun after several weeks of cold and wet weather. My Final Photo for February 1, 2024.
Jeweler Bill Morgan resets a 1.28-carat diamond in its mount after examining the stone during repairs at Morgan’s Treasure in Uptown Westerville. My Final Photo for January 31, 2024.
The footer for the southern patio at High Bank Distillery is filled with about 30 yards of concrete pumped into forms that outline the shape of the raised deck. My Final Photo for January 30, 2024.
Plants and flowers in the front window of Talbott’s Flowers in Uptown get a spray wash to clear away the winter dust and cobwebs. My Final Photo for January 29, 2024.
A young chess player makes his opening move during a chess club meeting match at the Westerville Public Library Sunday afternoon. My Final Photo for January 28, 2024.
Mother and daughter stand with the plants and seeds they gathered at the Seed and Plant Exchange Saturday afternoon in the Westerville Public Library. My Final Photo for January 27, 2024.
Sledders gather at the top of the snow-covered hill at Alum Creek Park South after an overnight storm brought seven inches of snow to central Ohio. My Final Photo for February 17, 2024.
A line of westbound cars sits idle on Central College at the bridge below Hoover Dam waiting for police to open the roadway following a series of car crashes without injury during the evening snowfall. A group of drivers, passengers, and parents of drivers stand together waiting for tow trucks to remove their vehicles. My Final Photo for February 16, 2024.
The brick facade at the new Ampersand restaurant and apartment building on West College is power-washed Thursday as the building replacing the Book Harbor bookstore gets closer to opening. My Final Photo for February 15, 2024.
Vases filled with roses sit ready for arrangements at Talbott’s Flowers in Uptown Westerville for delivery and sale to the affectionate on Valentine’s Day. My Final Photo for February 14, 2024.
City service workers use three crescent wrenches for leverage and another to rotate a broken section of the fire hydrant in front of Westerville Antiques to make repairs after it failed during a routine inspection last week. My Final Photo for February 13, 2024.
Acorn Nursery’s greenhouses covered in plastic for the winter sit along Alum Creek just below the Alum Creek Park dam, in the background. My Final Photo for February 12, 2024.
With the Red Bank bridge at the horizon and a minimum of four boats to race on a winter day, a quartet of sailors from the Hoover Sail Club pass the final buoy on the final race Sunday afternoon. My Final Photo for February 11, 2024.