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Posted March 24, 2017 in Administration by Anna Subler

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Keep up-to-date with the most recent media stories about the City of Hilliard

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Roundabout debate set to ramp up again

Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard City Council on Monday, March 27, is expected to resume discussion on whether the engineering firm Burgess & Niple is best suited to conduct a study to determine what changes might reduce accidents at three roundabouts in the city.

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City accepting charter-review commission applications

Hilliard Northwest News

Want to serve on Hilliard’s charter-review commission? Keep reading to find out how. Hilliard City Council President Nathan Painter said he wants diversity on the 11-member charter-review commission he hopes is in place by July 1.

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State of the City will address finances

Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard’s “banner year” in terms of finances will be the focus of the annual State of the City address, according to Mayor Don Schonhardt. Schonhardt, who is in the second year of his fourth term as mayor, will deliver the address at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in council chambers at the Hilliard Municipal Building, 3800 Municipal Way.

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Eye on the Environment: Earth Day brings opportunities to volunteer, recycle

Monthly guest column from the Hilliard Environmental Sustainability Commission – Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard’s 10-member Environmental Sustainability Commission is making final preparations for its fifth annual Earth Day celebration, which will be themed “Love the Earth.” Earth Day will be celebrated April 22 all over the country and is the official national holiday for spotlighting Mother Nature. Like previous years, Hilliard community members will come together and fill the local recreation center and senior center grounds to demonstrate its importance.

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Central Ohio cities spearhead SB 331 suit

Hilliard Northwest News

Several central Ohio municipalities are moving forward with legal action aimed to overturn Ohio Senate Bill 331, which was scheduled to take effect today.

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Text-to-911 could arrive by year’s end

Hilliard Northwest News

Franklin County residents likely will be able to text their emergencies to 911 in lieu of making a call by the end of the year.

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Police say truck driver who led officers on chase was impaired

Columbus Dispatch

A Michigan truck driver who led several area police departments on a slow chase for nearly 30 miles on Interstate 270 Wednesday night has been charged with impaired driving and other offenses.

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‘Erratic’ truck driver led police on 34-minute chase

Hilliard Northwest News

PrintThe Hilliard Division of Police anticipates only misdemeanor charges against a 63-year-old Michigan semitrailer driver who failed to stop during a chase March 15 that lasted about 34 minutes. The truck was swerving and driving on the left berm during most of the chase.

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House Bill 69: Proposed law could alter TIF funding

Hilliard Northwest News

A proposed state law that would exempt some township fire and EMS districts from municipal-approved tax-increment-financing agreements could make TIFs ineffective for cities, according to Hilliard Mayor Don Schonhardt.

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Alcohol might be permitted at some Old Hilliard events

Hilliard Northwest News

If Hilliard City Council approves, this summer, residents will be able to walk a section of Main Street while sipping a craft beer or listen to a concert at Hilliard’s Station Park while enjoying a glass of wine. City Council is being asked by Mayor Don Schonhardt to act upon a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, sometimes referred to as a DORA.

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Decision on roundabout study postponed until March 27

Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard City Council members again have postponed a decision concerning a study of three accident-prone roundabouts in the city. After more than 90 minutes of debate March 13, City Council members opted to table for a second time legislation to appropriate $220,000 for a professional-services contract with Burgess & Niple to study the roundabouts on Main Street at Cemetery and Scioto Darby roads and the one at Davidson Road and Britton Parkway.

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Emergency agency checking to ensure more 911 calls aren’t misrouted

Columbus Dispatch

After discovering a cellphone call to 911 from Hilliard was sent to the wrong dispatching center, Franklin County officials want to know why as they seek to ensure emergency calls are sent to correct locations. “That’s what we’re going to find out,” said Cecilia Weirick, Franklin County regional 911 communications coordinator.

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