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  • Dublin Irish Festival

    Members of Irish Fiddle Fetish perform during the Dublin Irish Festival kickoff party Friday, July 17, at the Giant Eagle Market District in Dublin. The three-day Irish Festival begins July 31 and runs through Aug. 2 in Dublin's Coffman Park.

    Experienced festival attendees, volunteers say time is the key

    Time is key to getting the most out of the Dublin Irish Festival, experienced attendees say.
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    John Kasich with his wife Karen and twin daughters Reese and Emma at the Ohio State University's Ohio Union in Columbus.

    Kasich officially in GOP race as candidate 'for us'

    During a press conference held in the student union of his alma mater, Ohio Gov. John Kasich officially announced his candidacy for president of the United States on Tuesday, July 21.
    Karen Waldbillig Kasich stands on the staircase at the governor's residence in Bexley. The painting beside her, "The Summit," by Howard Chandler Christy, is on permanent loan from the Ohio History Connection. Christy, who was born in Morgan County, was popular in the early 20th century. He also painted "The Signing of the Treaty of Greenville" on display at the Ohio Statehouse and "The Scene at the Signing of the Constitution" at the U.S. Capitol.

    Leveraging the limelight

    If choosing her family's home near Westerville over the governor's residence in Bexley was supposed to be a complicated, controversial and politically vexing issue, someone forgot to tell Ohio's first lady, Karen Waldbillig Kasich.
    Jane Hartman of Hilliard looks at a pepper for sale by John Evans and his son, Samuel, 7, of That's My Farmer of Galion on July 22, 2014 during the Hilliard weekly farmers market.

    Farm markets

    Looking to buy local? Then check out our guide to seasonal farm markets.
  • Weather where you live

    Soggy, cool summer now half over

    Time sure flies! Here we are halfway through summer, and some of you may be wondering if summer passed us by.
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  • Week 5: Nos. 6-10

    Dublin Coffman wide receiver Jake Stoneburner eludes Pickerington Central's Eisen Hardey during their Division I regional semifinal in 2007. Stoneburner, who later played at Ohio State, finished with 74 catches and 15 touchdowns as the Shamrocks went 13-1, losing to Cincinnati St. Xavier 10-7 in a state semifinal.

    Greatness doesn't hinge on title

    Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.
  • Football

    Brandon Schoen, a 2012 Orange graduate, will enter his senior year for the Ohio Dominican football team as the program's all-time leading rusher with 3,246 yards despite battling injuries his first three seasons.

    Schoen rushes into ODU record book

    Brandon Schoen has had enough of injuries.
  • Greater Columbus Swim League

    Plain Township's Luke Parson competes in the boys 14-and-under 200-yard medley relay during the GCSL meet July 14 at Jack Florance Pool in Delaware.

    Stingrays cruise to another championship

    The 55th season of the Greater Columbus Swim League ended in familiar fashion, with the Delaware Aquatic Racing Team winning its seventh consecutive overall title.
  • Private Country Club Athletic League

    Olivia Bergmann of New Albany Country Club swims her leg of the girls 13-14 200-meter medley relay during the PCCAL meet July 13 at Ohio State. The Penguins won the event and Bergman also won the 50 backstroke and 50 butterfly to help New Albany win its sixth consecutive league title.

    New Albany enjoys continued domination

    It makes little difference to the New Albany Country Club swimming team whether it is competing in the Country Club Swim League, which it dominated the past five years, or the new Private Country Club Athletic League.
North-East-West Swim League

Dublin Arctic edges Pacific for title

Moments after it was announced that the Dublin Arctic swimming team had won the North-East-West (NEW) league championship July 20 at Dublin Community Pool North, coach Katie Mathews used the word "shocked" to describe how she and her athletes felt about the title.

Weather hampers new turf project at Newark's White Field

The true summer weather that arrived last week was welcomed not only by sunbathers, but also by Newark High School.

Cooper does it all in first year for Bobcats

Mikayla Cooper knew she would have an opportunity to play as a freshman on the Ohio University softball team.

Spielman camp mixes instruction, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.
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  • Table Talk

    Owners Harold "Sam" Baker (left) and Melanie Baker and general manager Steve Muntean pose for a portrait at Harold's American Grille, 671 High St., last Thursday, July 16. The new restaurant, which was slated to open Wednesday, July 22, will feature classic American cuisine.

    Crowded restaurant scene no problem for Harold's owners

    When Harold "Sam" Baker moved his office to Old Worthington 30 years ago, he said the area was rife with vacancies.
  • James Cotton will perform Friday, July 24, as part of the Rhythm on the River concert series.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    Bluesman James Cotton isn't called "Superharp" just because.

Ohio State Fair: Music as varied as food

The Ohio State Fair, in all its glory, an event so grand that a Critic Crony once dubbed it "the biggest (adjective deleted) fair in the world," opens next week.
First Draft

Breakfast stout is soft, smooth and luxurious

When most people think of warm-weather beers, they think of patio pilsners, lawn-mowing lagers and backyard blonde ales. Dark beer is a mere afterthought during the summer months.

Question of the week: Are paletas the next big thing?

Some ThisWeek staffers say yes, others no. Still others ask, "What's a paleta?"

Restaurateurs: Liquor will flow again at Corbin's

After serving as the flagship home of Prohibition, Westerville doesn't have many historic alcohol-related locations.
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