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UA Stage Presents “Mean Girls” for Older Adults

**Update: Reservations for the UA Stage performance are currently full. Since 2013, the Upper Arlington Civic Association has been treating UA older adults to a dinner and sneak preview of the Upper Arlington High School Vocal Music Program’s latest musical offering. For 2024, UA residents aged 60-plus and current 2024 members of the Upper Arlington Senior Center are invited to attend…

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2024 Community Relations Innovation Grant Recipients Announced

The Community Relations Innovation Small Grant Program was established in 2022 to support community-based, innovative approaches to fulfilling the Community Relation Committee’s (CRC) Purpose, Mission and Vision. That year, two grants were awarded – to Rainbow UA for their UA Pride event, and to the Upper Arlington Schools for their Longest Table community discussion. The 2023 grant program grew in…

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Parks and Rec Staff Participate in Beam Signing Ceremony

Bob Crane Community Center Scheduled to Open in Spring 2025 Parks and Recreation Department employees gathered at the Municipal Services Complex on January 30, 2024, to be a part of a special tradition—signing a steel beam that will become an integral part of the Bob Crane Community Center. With smiles on their faces and pride in their hearts, these individuals,…

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UAPD Detective Assists in Years-Long Dark Web Narcotics Case

Defendant Pleads Guilty in Largest Single Cryptocurrency and Cash Seizure in DEA History An Indian national admitted guilt in U.S. District Court on January 26, 2024, for orchestrating a dark web narcotics conspiracy. This operation facilitated the trafficking of hundreds of kilograms and tens of thousands of pills of controlled substances across the United States. The defendant established a sprawling multi-million-dollar…

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Tri-Village Packers Program Expanding to Support Children Over Spring Break

Formed in 2023, the community partnership known as the Tri-Village Packers exceeded its goals for supporting children who are experiencing food insecurity in both Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights over the 2023 Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks to the combined efforts of several community service groups, in collaboration with Upper Arlington and Grandview city and schools representatives and generous donations from the…

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Search for New Police Chief

New Police Chief Recruitment Brochure Following the retirement announcement of current Police Chief, Steve Farmer, the City has contracted with GovHR USA, an Illinois-based recruiting, consulting, and staffing firm for public and non-profit sectors, to lead a nationwide talent search. A brochure detailing the position can be accessed here. Interested candidates are invited to apply for the position through the…

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8 Local Businesses Featured on 614 Restaurant Week Menu

Central Ohio restaurants offering 3-course meals ranging from $15 to $50 Celebrate the culinary diversity of the Upper Arlington community during 614 Restaurant Week, where local businesses take center stage, showcasing their gastronomic prowess. Participating restaurants are treating diners to a delightful experience with specially crafted 3-course menus, available for dine-in and carry out from January 22-27, 2024. CHOP5 Salad…

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Thompson Playground Final Design

New Thompson Park Playground Update

Our sincere thanks to everyone who provided us with feedback on the new Thompson Park Playground. The design has been finalized and our playground vendor - Midstates Recreation - will be onsite this spring to install the new playground, with plans for completion in time for the 2024 Summer Camp. Check our project webpage to view the full set of…

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Winter Weather Reminders

While we’ve already had a taste or two of wintry weather, the next couple of months typically include their fair share of snowstorms. To help all in our community navigate the season safely, we have a few winter weather updates and reminders to share with you. Snow Removal The City provides exceptional snow removal services, with the aim of returning…

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Northam Park Tennis Complex Improvements

With the start of the New Year, work is getting underway on the renovation of the Northam Park Service Building and Tennis Complex. Upper Arlington based Marker Construction will serve as the general contractor for this project. Crews are scheduled to start site preparation the week of January 15, 2024, with demolition of the existing park service building happening shortly…

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Mayor’s Court Outstanding Funds Notice

THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS HAVE OUTSTANDING FUNDS/CHECKS THAT WERE PAID TO THEM FROM THE UPPER ARLINGTON MAYOR’S COURT. If you did not receive the funds/check, please notify the Clerk of Court so a new check can be issued. All funds remaining unclaimed will be turned over to the City of Upper Arlington on April 1, 2024. UNCLAIMED FUNDS ADCOMP SYSTEMS…

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Enhanced Meter Project

The City of Columbus is currently in the process of upgrading water meters with new models as part of the ongoing Enhanced Meter Project. Installations will occur in the City of Upper Arlington beginning in January 2024, with the first phase happening at residential and commercial properties located south of Zollinger Road. Installations will be performed at no additional cost…

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2022 City Council Members

2024 Upper Arlington City Council

The first official business of the year for Upper Arlington City Council was focused on welcoming its newest members and selecting Council leadership for the next two years. Heidi Munc and Todd Walter were sworn into office for their first terms on City Council, and John Kulewicz was sworn into office for his second term. Council members selected Ukeme Awakessien…

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