The local leadership of this Columbus suburb carved out roughly 40 parks and erected facilities like the Westerville Community Center, which touts a track, gymnasium, pool, and climbing wall. Every fourth Friday of the month local businesses do sidewalk sales. Otterbein University plays a role in social activities among residents and community initiatives like Westerville Area Resource Ministry collect food to help families and people out of work. Crime is nearly nonexistent thanks in part to community engagement that includes neighborhood block watch and participation in National Night Out.
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