Highland West Neighbors Association

"Building community ... working together."

The civic association for the area bound by Hague Ave on the west, Valleyview on the north, I-70 on the east, and Sullivant Ave on the south


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The NEWLETTERS are out!!

Fall/Winter 2014 Newletter

Click on the link to read the latest issue!


The Columbus Police now offer this tool for online crime reporting.  This greatly helps CPD in it's compilation of stats and in their decisions regarding police coverage.  Please use it!!  It even allows you to upload photos.

CLICK HERE to report crime!

Columbus Police Scanner - Listen Free!

We HAVE THEM! Bumper Stickers! Show your neighborhood pride by placing one on your bumper today! (Yes, they do remove easily!)

Join The HWNA

Note: Membership on this site is a privilege. It is but one of many ways our members can become involved in our organization. Members on this site are to adhere to common standards of decency and be respectful of others at all times. Any comments that appear on this site are not necessarily the views of the Highland West Neighbors Association or its affiliates. Please be mindful of our rules. Thanks!

Click here to join the HWNA.

Click here to Join us on Facebook.


Click here to see the Highland West Pride Video.



Highland West Neighbors Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


ADVERTISE WITH US!! Do it now to ttake advantage of our LOW introductory rate!

List your business in our directory!!   Our introductory rate is only $50/year for a basic listing; that's $4.16 per month, for a listing that includes your business category, name, address, phone number, and web address with a link to your website.  All advertising dollars will be used to support our website, community outreach, and our many other programs to make Highland West a better place.  Contact us at highlandwest@outlook.com

to set up your listing today!



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Highland West Neighbors Association Meeting!! This Thursday night at 7:00, the Hilltop Library. Please Come!

March 19, 2015


Meeting Agenda


I.    Call To Order

II.   Approval of the Minutes/Treasurer’s Report

III.  Presentation

              - Bruce Black, City of Columbus, Neighborhood Pride

IV. Committee Reports   (If any)



- New  Rec & Park Director to be appointed by the City!!!

- West Broad Pick-Up  4/25/2015

- Honeysuckle Removal Project/Rhodes  5/9/2015

- Bank Change

- The Hilltop African American Experience Event

V. Old Business

- Holiday Lights Awards

-Website change—auto check authorization

- Bank Change

- The Hilltop African American Experience Event

VI. New Business

VII. Adjourn


Blog Posts

Opening Day for Trails Event

Camp Chase Trail Day is March 28, 10am-2pm at the 8465 Alkire Rd trailhead in the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park.  
Self guided routes to the west, east or north will be available. Westbound Camp Chase Trail has gradual elevation and is recommended for beginners and people using rollerblades, strollers or wheelchairs.  The Friends of Camp Chase Trail will be on site 10a-2p to share information and answer questions.  Restrooms and Motor Vehicle parking are available on location and Trail Friends will supply the water bottle filling area. 
Learn more about the Rails to Trails Conservancy and Opening Day for Trails…

Posted by Jody Dzuranin on March 7, 2015 at 2:41pm

The Highland West Community Garden to Start Up Real Soon!!

Keep your eyes open for the announcement of our first community garden meeting for all those interested in gardening with us during the 2015 season.  The garden was expanded in 2013, so we have plenty of plots for families to grow fresh food in.  Our garden is based on the model of "family" or "household" plots where they can raise their own food to put on the table.  There also are a few "community plots" that everyone helps take care in which the produce is shared.  There are no income requirements in order to have a plot and you don't even have to live in Highland West ... our garden is open to all.  The only cost is a small charge for water which will be assessed to each plot at the beginning of the year.  SO PLEASE consider spending a summer getting to know your neighbors and to make some new…


Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on March 2, 2015 at 10:53pm

Thanks to everyone who participated in this years "Highland West: Holiday Lights 2014"!

Over 400 displays were seen and each were special in their own way.  This is probably the largest amount of participation since we started the contest back in December 2009.  The JUDGING is still taking place because so many streets had to be traveled, so many pictures taken and assembled.  We should have a winner by the end of this month, so please be patient!!  In the meantime, our photo section has some of the pictures scrolling in a slide show for you to look at and enjoy.  The slide show only allows so many, so it only contains a fraction of them selected at random.  There will also be another video made for 2015, just like we did in 2014, of various displays selected at random.  Thank you again for being a part of this display of neighborhood pride.  For all those who live outside our area that often say, "they just don't have any pride in anything over there", well, they obviously don't know what they're talking about!  We will be announcing the winners on the website and…


Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on January 17, 2015 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

Highland West Harvest Festival 2014

Posted by Rick M. on September 25, 2014 at 10:00pm

Bug Available For Your Bicycle From The City - No Charge

This information was provided by Jay McCallister (GHAC Safety Committee) and the City of Columbus.

"Here is a way to help recover your bike if it is stolen.  Free service of the city.   
There is also a way to "bug" your bike. Register your bike with the city of Columbus and receive a FREE chip to attach to your bike, making it easier for identification.

Posted by Rick M. on September 22, 2014 at 9:42pm

Ohio to Erie Trail Description Update

We have updated our Ohio to Erie Trail description to reflect the current route shown on the Ohio to Erie Trail Printed Map.  This route is mostly marked with "Ohio to Erie" trail signs as well. 

The information is online here:
East of London to Columbus
The Camp Chase Trail is 50% done and includes 8 miles in Madison County and Franklin County, it is completed through Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and a short distance to the east at Alton Road.  The section on to Galloway Road is under construction with the placement of a bridge over Hellbranch run.  
From the end of the Camp Chase Trail at Alton Road, follow Road Route: Alton (S) - Alkire (E) Alkire becomes Galloway Road.  The printed map uses Galloway Rd (N) - Hall Rd (E) - Norton Rd (N) - W.Broad St (E) - Westgate Blvd (N) - Steele Ave Bicycle…

Posted by Jody Dzuranin on September 4, 2014 at 3:47pm

National Bike-Route Passes Through Highland West

"Transportation Insider: New bike route will run across state"

By Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch

"The first Ohio section of what will become the largest official bike network in the world has been approved. A 313-mile route that stretches from Preble County on the Indiana border to Steubenville has been designated as U.S. Bicycle Rt. 50 by the Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Ohio’s route traverses several road segments and portions of 14 trails, including parts of the Olentangy, Alum Creek and Camp Chase trails in Columbus." For information, click…


Posted by Rick M. on July 31, 2014 at 1:00am

"Tending to vacant lot can lead to ownership" By Dominic Binkley.. The Columbus Dispatch

"When the house next door was left vacant five years ago, Susan Peters worried it would hurt her Franklinton property’s value.

First, she cleaned up the yard. Then she had the house boarded up and routinely mowed the lawn. After the city finally demolished the house in 2012, Columbus’ Mow to Own program offered her a new opportunity.

“Between my fencing it, landscaping it, my labor and all the expenses, I was able to purchase the land and attach it to my property for a little under $1,000,” said Peters, 65. “It’s fantastic.” The Mow to Own program lets property owners living next door to vacant lots in the city’s land bank earn “sweat equity” through their upkeep of the land. Nearby nonprofit organizations also are eligible. Since the city’s program started in 2012, 19 lots have been transferred and six more neighbors are working toward ownership, said Cynthia Rickman, spokeswoman for the Land Redevelopment Office. There are 835 vacant lots in the city’s land bank. “It’s a…


Posted by Rick M. on July 29, 2014 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

Please....Don't Forget to RECYCLE!

Accepted items

Here's what goes in the blue cart:

Aluminum and steel cans - and lids.
Flattened cardboard and pizza boxes (free of food and grease).
Plastic bottles/jugs.
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, cereal and other dry food boxes and phone books.
Glass bottles and jars.
Cartons and juice boxes.

Here's what doesn't:

No trash or yard waste.  The blue cart is for recyclables only.
No plastic bags.
No hazardous materials, such as oil, pesticides, paints, cleaners or batteries.
No syringes/needles.
No electronics or light bulbs.
No window glass, mirrors, dinnerware, ceramics or pots and pans.
No food.
No buckets or butter tubs.
No foil juice pouches.


No sorting required. Put all recyclables in the blue cart.
Lids, caps and labels can be kept on recyclable containers.
Do not place dirty recyclables, like un-rinsed jars, in the cart.
Reference the graphic on the lid of your blue cart if you are unsure whether or not an item is accepted.

Cart placement

The recycling cart should be set out for collection in the same location as trash is collected. So, if a household's trash is collected in the alley, the blue recycling cart should be placed in the same location used for collection of the green 90 or 300-gallon trash container on the designated recycling collection day. If a household's trash is collected at the curbside in front of the home, the blue recycling cart should be placed at the curbside.




Birthdays Tomorrow

The Highland West Neighborhood Plan: Business District

After a year of large amounts of public input, this was approved in 2006.  It has since disappeared from the City's Document Library, although it continues to be referenced in City documents, so as a service to you and for your efforts back then, we are providing a copy of it here!

Highland West Visioning Charette

Keep Hope Alive!!!


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