In the Regional Universities–Midwest category, Otterbein University was named #9 in the U.S. News; World Report 2023 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.”

Westerville in the News

Westerville in the news showcases all that we know the city to be - a place with something to see, do, eat and explore for everyone. Don't just trust our word for it. Hear from others on why Westerville is such a great place to visit, live and work. Read these news articles featuring Westerville.

Building Columbus Awards: COhatch's project won our Historic Preservation category

Columbus Business First
Sept. 3, 2023

Real estate is at the heart of Columbus Business First’s coverage so this year we added an awards program specifically recognizing projects elevating the city’s skyline and contributing to the community’s growth. We honored one project for Best Historic Preservation.

Adventure Coming to Westerville: New Park Slated for 2025

Columbus Underground
Aug. 4, 2023

A new “adventurous” experience designed for all ages is coming to Westerville, and it could be a “crown jewel” for the region. Edge Adventure Park, scheduled to open in 2025.

Columbus area gelateria ranked ‘Ohio’s Best Ice Cream Shop’ in 2023

July 25, 2023

24/7 Wall St. released their exclusive ice cream list for 2023, measuring their rankings based on a consideration of ratings and reviews from general interest sites, including Food & Wine, Taste of Home, Reader’s Digest, as well as other numerous, regional sites. Their list named a gelato shop tucked into a business center in downtown Westerville, earning national recognition as “Ohio’s Best Ice Cream Shop.”

Meet Amy Winter Cabilovski, owner of Edwin Loy Home

Canvas Rebel
July 20, 2023

Amy is a native of Westerville, Ohio and graduated from Otterbein (College) University. With a background in Art & Design and roots in the furniture business, it just seemed natural to combine her passions — and thus, Edwin Loy Home was born in July 2012.

High Bank Distillery taking over historic Westerville post office

Columbus Business First
May 17, 2023

A building that once was a historic hub of anti-alcohol propaganda is getting new life as a restaurant and speakeasy-style bar.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Westerville, OH

Bring Fido

There are numerous pet friendly restaurants in Westerville that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables.

Uptown: Sale of historic post office property may deliver new restaurant

Columbus Dispatch
May 4, 2023

Westerville residents could be enjoying a new restaurant with a cocktail at the old post office, 28 S. State St., by the end of 2023.

Popular pizzeria opening gelato scoop shop and mini-market with jarred sauce, fresh-baked bread

Feb. 28, 2023

According to franchisee Michael Carlson, DiCarlo’s is currently planning a Gelato scoop shop and mini-market within its Uptown Westerville restaurant. Carlson said the gelato flavors will be finalized soon, and the scoop shop will open at the Westerville location in “a month or two.” Likewise, several other offerings in the new mini-market, including fresh-baked bread, peppers, and jarred DiCarlo’s pizza sauce will also be available then.

Meet Andy Piper

Voyage Ohio
Feb. 9, 2023

Learn more about Java Central's Andy Piper. Starting as a barista in Bluffton, OH while studying music at the local university and now one of the co-owners of Java Central Café in Westerville.

Tickets available for the Westerville Uptown Cookie Walk

Columbus On The Cheap
Feb. 2, 2023

Stroll through Westerville’s historic district, enjoying the shops and businesses while you collect cookies on the Uptown Cookie Walk on Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 12-4 pm. Tickets would make a great inexpensive gift for Valentine’s Day, and a fun activity to look forward to!

10.5 acre outdoor “Adventure Park” with canopy walks and more proposed for Columbus area

Jan. 10, 2023

The City of Westerville announced it will hold a public meeting to consult the Westerville community about the proposed addition of a  10.5-acre outdoor recreation space called Edge Adventure Park.

The Arts Council’s second annual Westerball showcases Westerville’s best artistic talent

CityScene Columbus
Jan. 2, 2023

Westerball’s organizers aim to create a night enjoyable for all ages and interests. Activities include a kid’s art gallery with awards, a silent art auction, live dance performances, live music, photo backdrops, art galleries and installations featuring art from all different mediums, food, drinks, and more.

The Top 10 Restaurants in Columbus

Columbus Underground
Dec. 31, 2022

If you’re looking for the best restaurants that Columbus has to offer, look no further. Our readers cast their votes for their favorite spots in town, and the top 10 list is here to help guide you to greatness, with one of Westerville's own making the top 10.

This Ohio Food Trail Highlights The Iconic Dish That Is Columbus-Style Pizza

Only In Your State
Oct. 26, 2022

Columbus-style pizza is an iconic Ohio dish that's in a league of its own. It's so special, in fact, that there is an entire food trail devoted to this Buckeye State specialty. The food trail blazes through 18 delicious dining spots, from historic eateries to the new kids on the block, including two Westerville pizza shops.

Westerville ArtsLine: Live music, performances and more close out the fall season

The Columbus Dispatch
Oct. 23, 2022

Fans of the arts have many opportunities in November to embrace original art, live music and gift browsing, as well as attending dramatic performances, plus author and historical talks.

Fun Things to Do in Westerville with Kids

Lakes and Lattes

Traveler, eater, storyteller and creator of Lakes and Lattes shares her experience exploring Westerville with her daughter. On their day in the city, they shopped, learned about Westerville’s history, admired public art and ate throughout the city.