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  • ERIC GEORGE/THISWEEKNEWS
    Mary Adkins drives a horse-drawn wagon during Mint Day at Jorgensen Farms in Plain Township on Sunday, July 20. See story, Page A6.

    Mint Day showcases farm's local produce

    When Val Jorgensen opened an organic farm on Walnut Street in northern Plain Township in 2002, she wanted to create a business that not only produced local food, but also taught people about it.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    The pillars mark the entrance to the Northmoor neighborhood.

    Pillars of the community

    The man who made the bottom of one of the Northmoor pillars disappear last week while the top stone remained in place is a mason, not a magician.
  • Delaware received this MaxxPro MRAP from the U.S. Department of Defense.

    Delaware police chief: Armored vehicle will be useful here

    Delaware's police chief said he views a former military vehicle recently acquired by the department as a defensive tool, not a weapon.

UA council officially drops plans to develop services-center site

As expected, Upper Arlington City Council on Monday, July 21, voted to rescind a rezoning of 5.36 acres at the city’s Municipal Services Center site.

City's second CNG station 'an amazing investment'

Columbus has the largest compressed natural gas station open to the public in the Midwest and quite possibly in the entire country.

City looks at Livingston Avenue reconstruction

The city of Columbus wants to reconstruct Livingston Avenue from Front Street to east of Parsons Avenue.
Haus und Garten Tour

Society officials are thrilled with receipts

The German Village Society's Board of Trustees was literally popping the champagne corks over this year's Haus und Garten Tour.

CAC makes play for city funding

Time will tell how much Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund money comes Clintonville's way and what projects it will pay for, but the chairman of the area commission's planning and development committee predicted it will be worth the wait.

Autistic kids taking Shakespeare to heart

Shakespeare's plays are written to the rhythm of the human heartbeat.

Charges are dismissed but officer could be indicted

Felony drug charges against a Madison Township police officer and his wife were dismissed July 10 in Franklin County Municipal Court, but the case is still under investigation by Hilliard police.
Aug. 1 and 2

Blues & Ribfest 'keeps getting bigger, better'

It's been five years since the blues rolled into town, and Canal Winchester residents are about to get another taste of music and barbecue Aug. 1 and 2 at the fifth annual Blues & Ribfest.

BZA gives city approval to raze house from 1850

The city of Marysville has won round two of its battle with the Union County Historical Society over the demolition of a home to make way for more Uptown parking.
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Sports

  • All-Time ThisWeek Basketball Team

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKSPORTS
    Trey Burke, a 2011 Northland graduate, averaged 23.9 points, 6.6 assists and 2.2 steals in being named Ohio's Mr. Basketball as a senior. He now plays in the NBA with the Utah Jazz.

    Redd, Burke top list for boys team

    Although he wasn't selected until the second round of the NBA draft, no central Ohio high school basketball player since 1990 has accomplished more at the professional level than Michael Redd.
  • Suburban Swim Club League

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    Swim and Racquet's Sophia Barger competes in the girls 8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke during the SSCL championship meet July 8 at the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center.

    Swim & Racquet wins seventh straight title

    The Upper Arlington Swim & Racquet Club continued to roll in the Suburban Swim Club League meet.
  • Special Skills Football Invitational

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKSPORTS
    OSU offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin instructs Andrea Kontras during the Special Skills Football Invitational at Hilliard Bradley.

    Disabled athletes embrace chance to learn

    Jeff Brewer considers himself an avid Ohio State football fan.
  • Martial Arts

    RYAN M.L. YOUNG/THISWEEKSPORTS
    Taiyo Marang, a junior at DeSales, demonstrates a take down on fellow Shuai Jiao student Juan Gabriel on July 10. Marang won the 60-kilogram title May 22 at the 2014 Europe-Rome World Shuai Jiao Tournament.

    Marang earns national, world titles

    Taiyo Marang admitted he wasn't good at Shuai Jiao the first time he tried that form of martial arts four years ago.
Girls Basketball

Holiday Classic ends run after 27 seasons

In its heyday, the girls basketball tournament that became known as the Lady Panther Holiday Classic attracted nationally-ranked teams -- a group that sometimes included its host -- and such crowds that games were shown on closed-circuit television in the school commons for fans who couldn't get seats.
Baseball

Cowles selected MVP of Heartland tournament

Tyler Cowles hasn't slowed down since helping the Grove City High School baseball team reach a Division I regional semifinal this past season.
Men's Golf

Sowards qualifies for PGA Championship

Dublin's Bob Sowards secured another berth in the PGA Championship with a strong showing in the PGA Professional National Championship held June 22-25 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Girls Basketball

Kloepfer fired after 11 seasons at North

Coach Jim Kloepfer will not have his contract renewed after 11 seasons leading the Westerville North High School girls basketball program.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Sous-chef Michael Ledbetter (left) and executive chef Dan Varga display a few of the dishesat Double Comfort, which is scheduled to open July 19 in the Short North. The dishes are macaroni and cheese, red beans and rice, collard greens, chicken and waffles, bacon-infused cornbread, and the traditional three-piece chicken dinner.

    Southern-style fried chicken is Double Comfort signature dish

    The new restaurant in the Short North has a philanthropic side, too.
  • 2014 Jazz & Rib Fest

    Blair Crimmins and his band, The Hookers, will play the Jazz & Rib Fest at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, on the American Electric Power Stage. Visit hotribscooljazz.org. The band will play a free show Friday night, July 18, at Hollywood Casino. Visit hollywoodcolumbus.com.

    Band boasts high-energy tunes

    Blair Crimmins & the Hookers is a party band -- no matter what kind of party you want to have.
  • Manhattan Transfer joins the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for Picnic With the Pops Saturday, July 19.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    Ted Nugent, Gavin DeGraw, Popcorn Pops and more round out the Fab Five.

Food-truck fleet rolls into Whitehall next week

The city of Whitehall hopes an expanded offering of entertainment and food -- and a little cooperation from Mother Nature -- will increase attendance at the city's second Food Truck & Fun Festival, set July 26 on South Yearling Road between Etna Road and Langley Avenue.

Random Notes

If what you're doing on your summer vacation is visiting the Columbus Museum of Art, you've noticed there's quite a bit of construction going on. And if you knew there was construction, but thought it would make it difficult to visit the museum, feel free to reconsider.
Wine Wisdom

Deep Sea Red is deliciously ready

The 2009 Central Coast wine has a lot: nice acidity; soft, sweet tannins, oak integration and a hint of smoke, Wine Wisdom author Roger Gentile says.
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