Columbus Dispatch Production & Distribution Center
5300 Crosswind Drive
Columbus, OH
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


10 a.m. – Opening Remarks & Introductions – Anne Coburn-Griffis, Lima News, Chair

10:15 a.m. – Discussion of Current Activities

  • “Standard Recipes,” teachers guide released in December 2008
  • “Ohio: The Inside Story,” curriculum guide released in 2008
  • Ohio NIE website maintained by ONA
  • Solicitation of local sponsorships through Ohio Newspapers Foundation
  • Additional comments

11 a.m. – Discussion of Future Projects

11:30 a.m. – Sharing Local NIE Programs

Noon – Lunch (provided by ONA)

12:45 p.m. – Resume Sharing

2 p.m. – Adjournment

Please RSVP to Sue Bazzoli at ONA by e-mail at or by telephone at 614-486-6677, ext 18. If you plan to share any of your local programs during the afternoon session, please bring at least 25 copies of any handouts.

Deadline for registering is Monday, March 22.

Directions to the Columbus Dispatch Production & Distribution Center:

270 to Georgesville Road – exit west.
Go less than a mile to Bolton Field Street.
Right onto Bolton Field Street.
Go about a 10th of a mile to Crosswind Drive.
Left onto Crosswind Drive.
Go about a 10th of a mile to The Dispatch Production Facility entrance which will be on your right.
Please stop at Security checkpoint. They will have a list of attendees and direct you to the Activity Center behind the Production Facility.

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