Jun 20

Arrest warrants filed in March death investigation

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 2:06 PM by Laura Oldham

On March 31, 2018, officers responded to a home in the 1200 block of Broadview Ave on a possible narcotics overdose. The victim, Haleah Myers, 17, of Dublin, Ohio, passed away several days later at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. Though an official cause of death has not been released by the Franklin County Coroner, this was the fourth reported overdose at the same residence since May of 2017.

Today, arrest warrants were filed for the following individuals as a result of the on-going investigation:

• Caleb Alexander, 20 – Felony count of tampering with evidence
• William Alexander, 44 – Felony count of possession of narcotics
• Shirley Alexander, 67 – Felony count of permitting drug abuse

Both William and Shirley Alexander were arrested this morning and transported to the Franklin County Jail. Caleb Alexander was located in Dayton, Ohio and taken into custody without incident. He is currently incarcerated at the Montgomery County Jail. This is still an on-going investigation. Additional criminal charges are pending. As such, no further comment will be made at this time.

Shirley, Caleb and William Alexander

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Jun 20

Grandview Heights City Council appoints steering committee for Growing on Tradition

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 10:21 AM by Laura Oldham

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS STEERING COMMITTEE FOR GROWING ON TRADITION AS NEXT STEP OF CITY PLAN

Grandview Heights Growing on TraditionGrandview Heights, OH -- On May 7, 2018, The City of Grandview Heights City Council appointed residents and stakeholders for Grandview Heights: Growing on Tradition as the next step in the city planning process. The 17 residents will be tasked with steering the process in an ongoing intensive discussion forum facilitated by planning firms McBride Dale Clarion and NBBJ. The Steering Committee will hold its first meeting on May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Building in Council Chambers, 1016 Grandview Avenue.

Council President Greta Kearns stated, “A large group of residents with diverse talents stepped up to contribute their time and energy to shaping the future of Grandview Heights and we as a council decided to appoint all 17 applicants. The Steering Committee is a microcosm of the community who will further develop the work done at community meetings to make for a robust and meaningful process and a blueprint for our future. We welcome our committee as we look toward the future.”

The following are members of the steering committee:
• Michael Amicon
• Matt Bierlein
• Allison Binkley
• David Blumstein
• Michael Bondy
• Sarah Bongiorno
• Betsy Gambone
• Nickie Evans
• Kyle May
• Dorothy Pritchard
• Kerry Ruberg
• Dave Schmeid
• Braden Schneider
• Mandy Simon
• Michael Staff
• Chris Szabo
• Melissa Palmisiano – GHCSD
• Al Cincione – GHPL
• Jamie Gentry – Planning Commission
• Rick Kinsinger – BZA
• Kent Studebaker – Marble Cliff
• Larry Goldin – Business Owner
• Jim Arnstutz – Business Owner
• Jeff Wagenbrenner – Business Owner
• Travis Eifert (EMHT) - Nationwide Realty
• Jeff Pongonis (MKSK) - Nationwide Realty
• TBD - Grandview Avenue Business Owner

Mayor Ray DeGraw added, “We had nearly 130 residents at the first public meeting who not only showed up, but were also ready to work. In addition to the applicants, Council appointed representatives of the Grandview Heights City Schools, the Grandview Heights Library, the business community, as well as our Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. We think it is a good group of people who will work hard to represent our city.”

In addition to the steering committee, the next Community Meeting will be held in June, with details being announced soon. To receive updates on the planning process, community members can subscribe to an email notification list at grandviewheights.org/growingontradition.

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About Grandview Heights: Growing on Tradition

Grandview Heights: Growing on Tradition is a community planning process for the City of Grandview Heights. This process aims to work collaboratively with residents and community stakeholders to create a common vision for Grandview Heights and drive our community forward. For additional information, visit grandviewheights.org/growingontradition.

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Jun 20

City of Grandview Heights to hold second meeting for community planning process

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 10:14 AM by Laura Oldham

Grandview Heights Growing on Tradition Community Meeting 2The City of Grandview Heights will hold its second public meeting for its Community Planning Process, “Grandview Heights: Growing on Tradition”, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Shelter at Wyman Woods from 7-9 pm.

The second meeting will be an open house. While there will be a quick recap and summary of the community feedback provided during Meeting 1 at the beginning, residents are encouraged to come anytime between 7-9, as their schedule allows. During the open house, participants will be invited to give specific feedback to further refine the work that was done at Meeting 1. The public is strongly encouraged to attend this, and all, of the Growing on Tradition Meetings as we work together to create a comprehensive strategic plan for the future of Grandview Heights.

Following the second public meeting, Grandview Heights residents will also have the opportunity to participate via an online tool to help obtain a broader reach for those who may not be able to attend. A link will be posted on the planning process website at grandviewheights.org/growingontradition soon after the meeting, as well as social media.

“We had a great start at the kickoff meeting in April,” said Mayor Ray DeGraw. “It was a nice mix of people who had to work as a team and really opened up the idea of what our community is and wants. This process will continue to build on previous findings and help guide us as a community into the future.”

McBride Dale Clarion will again guide the strategic planning process, with NBBJ working alongside McBride Dale Clarion to align community vision, programmatic needs and wants with civic space utilization and opportunities. Ultimately NBBJ’s track of the community planning process will break off into its own track to develop a Civic Campus Master Plan that can be executed by the City over a period of time.

The city invites the public to follow along on the website where the documents and meeting videos are posted.

Grandview Heights: Growing on Tradition is a community planning process for the City of Grandview Heights. This process aims to work collaboratively with residents and community stakeholders to create a common vision for Grandview Heights and drive our community forward. For additional information, visit grandviewheights.org/growingontradition.

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