Bexley's Hands Free Ordinance Takes Effect October 14th

Hands-on use of mobile devices restricted

At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, council voted to approve Ordinance 27-16, prohibitting the hands-on use of mobile communication devices while driving.  Under the new law, drivers must either use hands-free devices to make and receive calls (such as bluetooth in-car and after-market calling systems), or pull out of the flow of traffic to make or receive calls.  The law is very similar to laws in place in 14 states and many cities in the Cleveland region.  Signage will be installed at all entry-points to the City, and a public information campaign and a warning period will preceed enforcement.  

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Bexley Encourages Residents to Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project

Encouraging Inclusion of All Trick-or-Treaters This Halloween

Every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween. But kids with food allergies are often left out of the fun, since most candy is off limits.  The Teal Pumpkin Project, coordinated by the Food Allergy Research & Education organization (FARE), helps make sure all children will come home on Halloween night with something they can enjoy. It just takes one simple act: offering non-food treats, such as glow sticks or small toys, as an alternative to candy.  Last year, households from all 50 states and 14 countries participated. This is a worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all trick-or-treaters.

How to Take Part:

  • Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.
  • Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available.
  • Display a free printable sign (click here to download) to explain the meaning of your teal pumpkin.  We have some printed at City Hall you can pick up too!

Learn more about the effort at the Teal Pumpkin Project website.

P.S. Trick-or-Treat in Bexley will be observed on Monday, October 31st, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.


Ohio Big Green Egg "Eggfest" @ Jeffrey Park is Saturday, Sept. 24!

Cookoff Teams Compete September 24, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm at Jeffrey Park

The Ohio Eggfest is a Central Ohio based celebration of family, food and everything Big Green Egg! It’s bragging rights for the cook team that takes home the Popular Vote Award; it’s legendary status for the cook team that takes home the Very Prestigious Award, Award; it’s a day full of family, friends, and food that would make celebrity chefs reconsider their collective lives’ work!  100% of proceeds from the Eggfest benefit cancer research at The James through the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer organization. Attendees will get to sample food from competing teams, enjoy live music, activities, and a beer and wine tent.  Tickets are $25 for tasters, but the event is open to the entire community to come listen to the music and see the sights and sounds of the Eggfest.  For more information, visit


Bexley Urgent Care Now Open at Bexley Square!

Welcome Bexley's Newest Business - Open 7 Days a Week

Bexley Urgent Care is now open in the Bexley Square Shopping Center.  This privately owned urgent care is part of the Arlington Urgent Care family, which has been providing high quality medical care in the Columbus community since 2011.  Bexley Urgent Care is owned by Dr. Michael Rankin, M. D. who has been practicing emergency medicine for over 22 years.  He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Urgent Care Medicine and is a 1977 graduate of St. Charles Preparatory High School.

The center features four exam rooms, as well as a radiology suite and trauma, procedure and eye/audio rooms.  “Our focus on providing convenient, affordable care means that Bexley residents can rest assured that they have somewhere to turn for urgent-but not life threatening-situations.” said Molly Fulton, Practice Manager for parent company Arlington Urgent Care, Inc. Bexley Urgent Care is open 7 days a week and provides patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention from licensed providers, for a large scope of medical conditions. They are an accredited center through the Urgent Care Association of America and have met established standards and criteria for quality of patient care, safety, and scope of patient services.

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Mark Your Calendar for Joe DeLoss @ Bex Talks on Oct. 6th

Thursday, October 6 @ 7:00 pm at Bexley Public Library

The City of Bexley and Bexley Public Library's "Bex Talks" program continues on October 6th with Joe DeLoss, founder of Hot Chicken Takeover, social entrepreneur, and former Bexley resident.  Joe will join us for a talk about his start as a social entrepreneur, what has worked and what hasn't, HCT's unique employment and business model, and what he's working on for the future.  After the talk, attendees will have a chance for a Q&A session.  Refreshments provided.  Many thanks to the Bexley Community Foundation for sponsoring the Bex Talks series!