COTA Plus On-Demand Transit Pilot to Serve Northeast Franklin County During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has launched a COTA//Plus microtransit service to complement existing transit options during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new COTA Plus option is an on-demand pilot project to better serve northeast Franklin County customers impacted by COVID-19 service changes. The service is available from 7:00 a.m....
New Albany Ranked #18 on Safest Cities in Ohio List
SafeWise has ranked New Albany #18 this year among the top 20 safest cities in Ohio. We also topped the list of Central Ohio cities on that list. You can see the rankings and read the full report by clicking here.   This ranking serves as a reminder to help...
Kevin Deckop Named NAPD Sergeant
The New Albany Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Deckop to the role of police sergeant. Deckop will be the department’s fifth sergeant, filling the last of the open sergeant positions. Deckop has been a detective, patrol officer, school resource officer, bike officer, property room custodian,...
New Albany Postpones Traditional July 4th Celebrations in Conjunction with Other Central Ohio Communities
The City of New Albany is postponing its traditional Independence Day events, including the New Albany parade and festival coordinated by the New Albany Community Events Board, and the evening fireworks. Additionally, this year’s New Albany Symphony 5K run will be a virtual event; more information can be accessed here....
May 13: Blood Drive at Public Service
Blood donations are going to be important as we all continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. As elective surgeries are rescheduled, the demand for blood is going to sharply increase and we need to have blood on the shelves for the patients who need them. Along with The Philip...
New Albany Companies Manufacturing Essential Goods for America
Some manufacturers in New Albany’s International Business Park had never before produced hand sanitizer but saw a need and responded. Others were already producing sanitizers and soaps prior to the COVID-19 pandemic but ramped up production even more to meet consumer demand throughout the country. Still others in the park...
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community are honored. This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives...
Facebook Offering $100 Million in Small Business Grants Throughout US
Facebook is offering $100 million in small business relief grants across the United States, including Franklin County (Ohio). Businesses must be: for-profit companies with 2-50 employees; in business for more than a year; and experienced challenges from COVID-19. Apply directly at the Facebook Grants Hub.
April is Native Plant Month!
The month of April has been designated as the first ever Native Plant Month in Ohio! This month, please consider planting a native tree in your yard or community, plant one small plant or an entire garden to support native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, participate in a wildflower walk...
New Albany Police Alert 4-8-20
New Albany Police are looking for the person in this video who approached a home on April 8, 2020. He may have a partner driving in a car. Residents should keep an eye out for slow-driving vehicles in their neighborhoods. This should serve as a reminder to lock your doors,...