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    The Ohio Village Muffins's season is April through September and you can catch a game at Ohio Village or throughout Ohio. A complete 2014 schedule is online at

    The BEAT we mean, visits with the Ohio Village Muffins

    The Beat is typically all about the arts — but we’re sports fans, too, just like most of you. The annual Ohio Cup, a vintage base ball (yes, it used to be two words) tournament/festival hosted by the Ohio Village Muffins, is a real treat.
    Elizabeth Adams (left) and Scarlett Gray-Saling have their hands full of ferrets in Saling's home Wednesday, Aug. 13. The two will compete against each other in the Ferret Buckeye Bash, scheduled Aug. 23 at the Northland Performing Arts Center.

    Ferret show had to scamper to find new venue

    The Ferret Buckeye Bash, the annual show put on by Heart of Ohio Ferret Association and Rescue Inc., raises funds to care for the mischievous pets left homeless for one reason or another.
  • Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival

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    The 2013 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival Queen, Alissa Jones, competes in the spaghetti-eating competition during the 49th annual Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival at Huber Park Saturday, Aug. 16. Contestants were required to eat the pasta without using their hands.

    More than 5,000 enjoy tomato-flavored weekend

    Organizers estimate more than 5,000 people visited the 49th annual Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival last weekend, sampling fried green tomatoes, tomato-flavored ice cream, funnel cakes and other fair foods, or listening to live bands and sipping a brew in the beer garden.
  • Farmers markets

    Looking for fresh fruits and vegetables? Check out our farmers market guide.

Contract talks resume Sept. 5 between Reynoldsburg teachers, district

Negotiating teams representing the Reynoldsburg Education Association and the Reynoldsburg Board of Education will return to the bargaining table Sept. 5 to work with a federal mediator.

Dublin Road stretch north of Glick reopens

A stretch of Dublin Road north of Glick Road was reopened Thursday, Aug. 21, a day ahead of schedule.
Eminent domain case

Appeals court upholds award for $1.3 million

After four years of legal battles, James Taylor, owner of the US Bank property at 833 S. State St., is one step closer to a $1.3 million check from the city.
Former Hoggy's

Cameron Mitchell's The Barn opening Sept. 17

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek, a new Cameron Mitchell upscale steak house, is hiring at Rogers Market.
$81,000 contract with Huffmaster

Reynoldsburg board ready to hire substitutes in case teachers strike

With a possible teachers strike pending, Reynoldsburg school board members voted 4-0 Tuesday night, Aug. 19, to hire a firm that provides substitutes to cross picket lines.
Columbus Duck Race & Run

Local couple hoping for cure for daughter's untreatable disease

A central Ohio couple hope the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital might save their 2-year-old daughter, who has a disease for which no treatment or cure is available.
Olympic Swim Club

Break-ins, vandalism force hiring of night security

For the first time in more than two decades, Olympic Swim Club’s owners have hired night security in response to recent break-ins and instances of vandalism.
Pataskala Ward 1

Councilwoman Sagar retained in recall election

The 320 First Ward residents who turned out for an Aug. 19 recall election voted almost two to one to retain Pataskala City Councilwoman Pat Sagar, according to unofficial results from the Licking County Board of Elections.

Hospital plans new ambulatory center

Nationwide Children's Hospital revealed a new development plan that would put a seven-story, 200,000-square-foot building on the outskirts of German Village.

Plans for new high school closer to drawing board

The Groveport Madison Board of Education approved a resolution at its Aug. 13 meeting that will move plans for a new high school closer to an architect's drawing board.

Delaware ‘purge’ threat likely nothing to fear

A social media post announcing a night of lawlessness and violence in Delaware appears unrelated to any credible threats, according to Delaware County law enforcement officials.
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  • Boys Soccer

    Senior midfielder Donny Deep, a first-team all-state player last season, returns to lead Liberty.

    Expectations remain intact for Patriots' seniors

    With 12 seniors on his roster, Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer coach Rick Collins sees no reason to lower expectations.
  • Girls Soccer

    Jerome's Mya Howard (right) pursues Scioto graduate Summer Cartwright last season. Howard was first-team all-league and third-team all-district a year ago.

    Coffman's goals remain intact

    The goals remain the same for the Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team.
  • Girls Tennis

    Senior Madi Schott is one of the top returnees for the Central girls tennis team and 16th-year coach Kelli Rings. The Tigers will play host to Toledo St. Ursula on Friday, Aug. 22, and the Pickerington Central Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 23.

    Thomas sisters aiming for return trip to state

    Pickerington High School Central girls tennis coach Kelli Rings would be happy if her team's season lasted just as long this year as last.
Boys Soccer

Thomas looks to build on strong finish

The Thomas Worthington High School boys soccer team is hoping to pick up where it left off last season.
Boys Soccer

Westerville Central looking to take next step

After reaching a Division I district final each of the past two seasons, the Westerville Central High School boys soccer team is hoping to advance further this year.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Passing key for UA girls soccer team

Upper Arlington girls soccer coach Chris Merrick hopes to lose count of how many of his players touch the ball during any given possession this season.
Girls Soccer

Pickerington North faces 'interesting' test

The inevitable turnover that impacts every high school sports team has hit the Pickerington North girls soccer squad a little harder than expected.
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  • Table Talk

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    Brewers Pat Tyznik (left) and Cameron Lloyd (center) and owner Geoff Towne are getting ready to release the first four big-batch beers at Zauber Brewing Co. near Grandview Heights.

    Local brewer ups ante with expanded output

    Zauber Brewing Co. releases its four big-batch beers to the public Aug. 21.
  • Daughtry shares the bill with the Goo Goo Dolls and Plain White T's Monday, Aug. 25, at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

    Fischer’s Fab Five

    Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White T's and more round out the Fab Five.

Grab and go -- or sit and sip -- at Daily Growler

Many Powell residents place heavy traffic among their top complaints about the city.

Werk Out Music & Arts Festival

To say that the cross-country journey made in 1964 by author Ken Kesey and his band of "Merry Pranksters" in a painted school bus christened Further was a "trip" is a double-meaning of the highest order.
Wine Wisdom

California sauvignon blanc has depth and richness

The crisp, refreshing flavors include melon, lime and grapefruit notes, Wine Wisdom columnist Roger Gentile says.
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