Training rescue in the morning

Fire fighters and medics work around a rescue dummy during training exercises in Uptown Westerville Saturday morning . My Final Photo for April 30, 2016.

Spring portraits in Uptown

A couple laughs as they are directed by a photographer and her assistant while having their portraits taken in an alley in Uptown Westerville. My Final Photo for April 29, 2016.

With their new lamps

A couple carries away lamps they bought at the Senior Center garage sale Thursday in Westerville. My Final Photo for April 28, 2016.

Hydrant’s dirty hydraulics

Rust-colored water bursts from a fire hydrant after it is first opened off Schrock Road as city workers test and lubricate emergency services components. My Final Photo for April 27, 2016.

Fiber optic cables through Uptown

A contractor pulls fiber optic cable along utility poles through Uptown Westerville along North State Street to a nearby business upgrading their data connectivity. My Final Photo for April 26, 2016.

Spring check of the hives

Beekeeper Mel Sword inspects the largest of his four hives on the Braun Farm property on Cleveland Ave. My Final Photo for April 25, 2016.

Battery fire wrecks retro upgrade

Westerville fire fighters, a city electrical worker, and the car’s owner inspect the lithium-ion batteries that started a fire destroying the car. My Final Photo for April 24, 2016.

Seven Church Tour greetings

Father Joshua Wagner, left, and Father Don Franks clown while posing for photos with the entourage for the Seven Church Tour in Amish Country. My Final Photo for April 23, 2016.

Walking in the rain

A preschool class carries their umbrellas as they follow teachers on a morning walk in the rain in Uptown Westerville. My Final Photo for April 22, 2016.

Balloon release in remembrance

Family and friends release balloons after funeral services in Blendon Cemetery Thursday. My Final Photo for April 21, 2016.

Their new drone at the park

A father and son test their skills operating a new drone over the field at Presidents Park along the Ohio-Erie bike trail. My Final Photo for April 20, 2016.

Conversation and kids along the clothesline

With her nine-month-old son playing in the grass and her pregnant friend at her side, a woman hangs her wash on a clothesline behind her house on East Home Street. My Final Photo for April 19, 2016.

Officer Smith Honor Guard

Pallbearers carry the casket of Columbus Police SWAT Officer Steven Smith into St. Paul Catholic Church. My Final Photo for April 18, 2016.

Blue ribbons mark Westerville’s sorrow

Two of about 30 volunteers tie blue ribbons on trees and pole along the route where police cars will lead a procession carrying the body of Columbus SWAT officer Steven Smith who was killed in the line of duty to St. Paul Catholic Church for services. My Final Photo for April 17, 2016.

Uptown at dusk

Three women stand at the edges of dusk’s shadow on the fire escape of the apartment at College and State as a vintage truck waits for the traffic signal to switch in his favor. My Final Photo for April 16, 2016.

Frog Friday at Highlands

Mark Dilley, at center, shows toads, minnows, and small fish to children and their parents gathered for Frog Friday at the wetlands at sunset in Highlands Park. My Final Photo for April 15, 2016.

Contrails in the western sky

A series of early morning contrails slice through the western sky. My Final Photo for April 14, 2016.

Best seat in baseball

An Otterbein baseball fan sits in his chair at the apex of a small hill along the left field line at Fishbaugh Field during a game Wednesday. My Final Photo for April 13, 2016.

Flowers by Doris gets new shingles

A roofer scrapes away old shingles on the roof of Flowers by Doris as a quarter moon rises in the sky behind him. My Final Photo for April 12, 2016.

Poison Ivy ready for a warm spring

Poison ivy still dormant from the winter wraps its tendrils around one of the trees at the entrance to the Braun Farm on Cleveland Ave. My Final Photo for April 11, 2016.

Cool spring day at Boyer Nature Preserve

Cloudy skies move over the still waters and still brown plants on a cool spring afternoon at Boyer Nature Preserve in Westerville OH. My Final Photo for April 10, 2016.

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