Bexley PD Offers a Self Defense Program for Women

January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018 - Columbus School for Girls

Bexley PD is offering a rape aggression defense program in January of next year. The R.A.D. program will meet the needs of women who want to learn more about self-defense education in a relatively short period of time. Instructors are nationally certified. The R.A.D. system is the only self-defense program endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Sessions will be held on January 10, 17, 24, and the 31st of 2018 - all four classes are mandatory for participation, and space is limited. For information on registering, please contact Sgt. Dawn Overly. She can be reached at (614) 559-4456 or


Announcing the Jeffrey Mansion Atrium Project

Bexley Community Foundation Supports the City's Proposed Atrium Project

The City of Bexley is excited to announce the Jeffrey Mansion Atrium Project! This is an initiative that the City has been working on for years, and with the extreme generosity from the Bexley Community Foundation, we are moving forward with writing the next chapter of the Jeffrey Mansion story. The atrium space will serve as a multi-purpose venue for recreation programming and special events.

The Bexley Community Foundation will conduct its first ever Capital Campaign to raise $1 million to support the City’s Jeffrey Mansion Project. The new space will be ADA accessible, include a catering kitchen, and provide space for the Jeffrey Mansion preschool, summer camp, and a variety of recreation programming. These upgrades will make the Mansion a state of the art facility that will provide the best programming and event space to all residents of Bexley. View a video outlining the history of the mansion, the need for the project, and preliminary project design.  The campaign is just beginning. To learn more, please visit


Columbia Gas Purging Excess Natural Gas

Tuesday, September 19 - Central Bexley

Dexel Avenue High pressure main installation (North side of Broad Street to Sherwood Avenue to Dawson Avenue across Main Street to Pleasant Ridge Avenue) is wrapping up. As a result Columbia Gas will be purging the remaining natural gas left in their old line on Tuesday September 19th, 2017. To do this, a riser pipe will be installed over the old gas main on the east side of Pleasant Ridge Avenue between Mound and Astor Avenues. The gas will be released into the atmosphere for several hours and eventually ignited resulting in a five (5) to ten (10) foot flame which will burn for several hours. This is a normal operating procedure for gas companies, and Columbus Fire has been notified and will be observing the operation until complete.


Commonwealth Park Public Workshop

September 25, 6:30 pm at Bexley City Hall

The Commonwealth Park Master Plan Steering Committee has been working to create a framework for the development of a master plan for Commonwealth Park. The committee will hold a public workshop on Monday, September 25th at 6:30 pm at Bexley City Hall, where residents will be encouraged to provide input on park design options.

Please spread the word to neighbors, friends, and family about this public workshop, as this plan should reflect the needs and wants of the community. Your input will be vitally important as the design team works to develop a first draft for the Commonwealth Park Master Plan.   

For more information please visit or contact the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department.


Free Community Yoga Classes at the Fountains

September 10, 17, 24, October 1, & 8 - 9:30 am, Capital University Fountains 

Take an hour from your Sunday as a way to treat yourself to free Vinyasa Flow yoga classes! We've teamed up with Bexley Yoga to offer 5 community yoga classes on September 10, 17, 24, October 1, & 8 starting at 9:30 am. The classes will be held at Capital University's campus, by the reflection fountains in the center of campus. The skill level is appropriate for all participants for ages 13+. There is no cap on attendance, so bring a friend with you! This series was made possible through the generosity of the Main Event committee.