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  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    Seventh-grader Ayan Culbreath, 12, answers questions after presenting his invention -- a combination heating and vibration pad for dogs -- during "Shark Tank Jr.," held Feb. 4 at Rosemore Middle School.

    Young inventors swim with sharks

    The next generation of innovators showcased its brainpower and ingenuity last week during a Shark Tank Jr. competition at Rosemore Middle School.
  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Emily Clotts, 7, picks out some books Tuesday, Feb. 2, during the Licking County Library Bookmobile's twice-a-month stop in Pataskala's Woodington neighborhood. Emily's mother, Amanda, who home-schools her daughter, said she has a crate of books delivered during each stop.

    Drivers add personable touch to bookmobile

    Everybody knows your name on the bookmobile.
  • MARLA K. KUHLMAN/THISWEEK
    Nichol Walton and her 5-year-old son, Jaxon, share a book and a laugh Feb. 2 at the Mary E. Babcock Library. They regularly attend the children's section.

    Babcock Library marks 10 years

    Johnstown's Mary E. Babcock Library will turn a page in the history book Monday, Feb. 15, marking its 10-year anniversary.
  • Delaware County Historical Society

    THOMAS GALLICK/THISWEEK
    Donna Meyer (left), executive director of the Delaware County Historical Society, stands in front of the Barn at Stratford with Connie Hoffman, the venue's manager, Jan. 28. The society will operate the 1840s barn on Stratford Road in Delaware as a wedding and event venue, while the adjacent house will serve as a museum and the new headquarters for the organization.

    Barn, house make 'wonderful gift'

    The Delaware County Historical Society has found a way for brides and grooms to step into the past as they walk down the aisle.
  • Veterans resource guide

    Guide to benefits, health resources and more for veterans of all eras.
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Sports

  • Wrestling

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    Central Crossing senior Kameron Teacher has become one of the top heavyweight wrestlers in the state after nearly quitting the team as a freshman. Teacher was 33-0 entering the Comets' match against Dublin Coffman on Feb. 3 in the Region 6 semifinal of the state team tournament.

    Teacher's persistence pays off

    As improbable as it may seem given his success with the Central Crossing High School wrestling team, Kameron Teacher nearly walked away from the sport as a freshman.
Hartley Roundup

Family inspires Wairegi's drive for success

Salmika Wairegi developed into one of central Ohio's best girls golfers the last few years, and she also cherishes her time as a member of the Hartley High School girls bowling team.
City Notes

Vikings, Nubians to meet for title

For the second time in Bill Spencer's three seasons as coach, the Northland High School girls basketball team will meet Africentric for the City League championship.
Girls Basketball

Lakewood clinches first league title since 1995

The Lakewood High School girls basketball team clinched its first league title since 1995 by beating host Licking Heights 63-49 on Feb. 1.
Football

Smaller programs can be beneficial for recruits

Gahanna Lincoln High School defensive lineman Jonathon Cooper might have the highest profile among area seniors who have committed to Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
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Arts.Food.Fun

Italian Village brewpub opening Feb. 11

Favorite neighborhood bar shuts down with scant warning; White Castle part of new development.

Patrick J's goes dark; White Castle may return to site

A restaurant that a Casto Co. official vowed "everybody ... will go to and like" could be coming to the Carriage Place Shopping Center on Bethel Road thanks to a recommendation from the Northwest Civic Association Board of Trustees.

New owners reopen Colonial Candy

The Colonial Candy Shoppe is open again under new owners -- and its former owner has a new job.
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