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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Mandatory Face Covering Requirement

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As per the State of Ohio order issued July 8 and the emergency proclamation signed July 2 by Mayor Maggard, all Franklin County and City of Whitehall residents must wear a facial covering/mask when:

  • In any indoor location that is not a residence;
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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Project Prevent Backflow

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View PowerPoint Presentation as prepared for the July 7 City Council Voting Meeting >>Project Prevent Backflow is designed to assist Whitehall residents install approved backwater valves on their home sewer lines. Program particip...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Splashpad at John Bishop Park Now Open: Reservations Required

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The Parks & Recreation Department has officially opened the Splashpad at John Bishop Park for the season! Due to COVID-19, reservations are required and all patrons are required to follow new health-safety policies.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Local Income Tax Filing Deadline

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Due to COVID-19, the local income tax filing deadline was extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020. File and pay online now.

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

City Council Affirms FCPH Declaration that Racism is a Public Health Crisis

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The City of Whitehall recognizes that as a local government, and as a community leader, that to be silent on the displays of racism seen in this country over the past few weeks and prior – including the murder of George Floyd among others &n...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Response in Whitehall

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Last updated: 4 p.m., Friday, June 12As a partner in promoting public health, and ensuring the safety and well-being of Whitehall residents, the City of Whitehall is continually engaging with the State of Ohio and Franklin County Public Health as the situ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Recent Flooding Event Declared Disaster by U.S. Small Business Administration

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Last updated: May 29, 2020From May 18-May 19, the Central Ohio region was hit with an extreme rainfall event, with a recorded 3.7 inches of rainfall in less than 24 hours. Whitehall saw more rainfall in six hours than during the entire flooding event that...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Garbage and Recycling Cart Program Consideration

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View presentation for June 9 City Council Committee Meeting >>

The City of Whitehall’s garbage and recycling collection contract with Local Waste expires later this year. In advance of the contract expiring, the City worked with the Solid W...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mayor's Court Adopts New Mandatory Text-to-Check-In Policy

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Mayor's Court resumed June 2. To help maintain social distancing guidelines, individuals are now required to text to check-in before entering City Hall.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Hydrant Flushing

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Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, Beginning May 19 thru July 16Starting in mid-May, the Division of Fire will begin flushing all fire hydrants in the City to ensure that each hydrant is working properly and to eliminate dirt and other debris that might cause th...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Make the 2020 Census Count for Whitehall

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As required by the U.S. Constitution, every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau, a non-partisan government agency, conducts a nationwide census to count the population of all 50 states, the Distri...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

WHITEHALL POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN FATAL MOTHER’S DAY SHOOTING

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On 5/10/20 at approximately 9:24 AM, Whitehall Police responded to the area of 1091 Fountain Lane on a report of gunshots.  Upon arrival, police discovered Dion Lamarr, age 37, deceased in the parking lot near his residence, 1091 Fountain Lane Ap...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

WHITEHALL POLICE ARREST MAN INVOLVED IN SKIMMING AND FORGING CREDIT CARDS AFTER HE FLEES FROM POLICE

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On 04/10/2020, Whitehall Police attempted to pull over Cortez Townsend who was the subject of a drug investigation and had multiple warrants out for his arrest.  While attempting the traffic stop, Townsend refused to pull over and fled from polic...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Fire at the Holiday Motel

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On 3/5/2020, at about 9:52pm, Whitehall Police and Fire units were dispatched to the Holiday Motel, 4420 E Main St. in Whitehall, OH, on a report of a fire. Arriving unites observed that one room of the motel was engulfed in flames. A 33-year-old female w...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Road Closure

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On 2/26/2020, at about 10:40pm, a vehicle struck a utility pole at the intersection of S. Hamilton Rd. and Etna Rd. Power lines are hanging down onto the roadway, and the intersection is closed at this time.

American Electric Power is on scene to make repa...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Whitehall Police Investigating Shooting Near El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

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On February 23, 2020 at approximately 11:17 P.M. Whitehall police received a call of multiple people fighting in the area of the El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant at 4740 East Main Street. Some of the people involved in the fight were reported to have guns. ...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Juvenile Arrested for Whitehall Attempted Homicide

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The Whitehall Police Department has arrested the juvenile suspect from the December 2nd Shooting that occurred in the rear of 850 South Hamilton Road

Gregorio Canchola, age 13, has been charged with one count of Attempted Murder. He was located at 425 Half...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

WPD Search for Juvenile Attempted Homicide Suspect

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On 12/2/19 at approximately 5:20 PM, Whitehall Police responded to the rear of 850 S. Hamilton Rd on the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, police found Rogelio Moran, age 21, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Moran was transpor...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Arrest Made in Whitehall Homicide

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On 11/7/19, at about 6:44pm, the Whitehall Police responded to 4450 Josephus Ave. on report of a shooting. Officers arrived to find 53 year old Thomas Battle suffering from gunshot injuries. Battle was transported to Mount Carmel East Hospital where he di...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Stolen Whitehall Police Cruiser

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On 10/16/19, at about 12:40am, the Whitehall Police were contacted by the Reynoldsburg Police to assist with a vehicle pursuit that originated in their city. A vehicle driven by Frederick Pace Jr, age 29, whose last known address was Sullivant Ave. in Col...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Narcotics Search Warrant Executed at 183 S. Burgess Ave. Columbus

The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit along with the Columbus Police Drug Enforcement Response Team and the Westside Safe Streets team executed a search warrant on Thursday, August 9th, 2019 stemming from an investigation into trafficking drugs ...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Narcotics Search Warrant Executed at 1804 E. Rich St. Columbus

The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit along with the Columbus Division of Police Drug Enforcement Response Team (Formerly Intac Unit) executed a search warrant on Friday August 2nd, 2019 at 1804 E. Rich St. Columbus, OH 43205 stemming from an in...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Narcotics Search Warrant Executed at 166 S. Ashburton Rd. Columbus

The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit along with the Columbus Police Drug Enforcement Response Team executed a search warrant on Wednesday, July 24th , 2019 stemming from an investigation into trafficking methamphetamine in and around the City o...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Whitehall Police Respond to a Homicide on 6/18/19

On 6/18/19 at approximately 11:25PM, the Whitehall Police responded to the area of McAllister Avenue and Pierce Avenue on the report of a silver car that had crashed into a fire hydrant, coming to a stop in the front yard of a home. A witness reported see...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Robberies

On 6/7/19, there were two robberies in a short amount of time in Whitehall. At about 5:22am, an unknown male entered the UDF at 4890 E. Main St. and demanded money from the cashier. The male fled the area with an undetermined amount of cash. At about 7:17...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Narcotics Search Warrant Executed at 6660 Christopher Park Lane, Canal Winchester

The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit along with the Columbus Division of Police INTAC Unit executed a search warrant on Thursday May, 30, 2019 at 6660 Christopher Park Lane in Canal Winchester, OH 43110 stemming from an investigation into traff...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Narcotics Search Warrant Executed at 914 S. Weyant Ave. Columbus

The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit along with the Columbus Division of Police Intac Unit executed a search warrant on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 914 S. Weyant Ave. Columbus, OH 43227 stemming from an investigation into trafficking in methamp...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Accidental Discharge

On 5/22/19, at about 7:05am, Whitehall Police Officer Tanner Williams was on the police department firing range. Officer Williams was alone on the range when his off duty firearm discharged, striking him in the left hand.

Officer Williams is a four year ve...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Whitehall Police Create "Internet Purchase Exchange Locations" at Police Department

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The Whitehall Police Department has now marked two spots at the police department as “Internet Purchase Exchange Locations.” These are commonly referred to as “Meetup Spots” and are used by buyers and sellers from o...

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Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2016

Whitehall Police arrest 5, seize drugs when serving warrant in investigation

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The Whitehall Police Narcotics Unit was investigating a shooting that occurred on Beechcreek Rd. on 11/03/16 at approximately 11:53pm. There are no known victims of this gunfire. As part of the investigation a search warrant was obtained from a judge and ...Read on...

Whitehall Division of Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2016

Whitehall Police seize thousands in cash, heroin as part of ongoing investigation

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The Whitehall Division of Police made a major bust Friday, Oct. 14th at a home on the east side of Whitehall.

More than $200,000 in cash was seized, along with 100 grams of heroin, firearms and drug manufacturing and packaging materials.

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