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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.

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.

Autistic kids taking Shakespeare to heart

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

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.
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

    PAUL VERNON/THISWEEKSPORTS
    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

    GARY SEMAN JR./THISWEEKNEWS
    Nina Hawranick and Scott Francis own the Winemaker's Shop, 3517 N. High St. in Clintonville. Home brewing was in its infancy when the shop opened 40 years ago, but now it flourishes in central Ohio.

    Shop’s owners helped brew up new hobby in Columbus

    Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Winemaker’s Shop in Clintonville helped usher in a home-brewing trend.
  • Brody Dalle will be in concert at the A&R Music Bar Friday, July 25.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    The Ohio State Fair, in all its glory, has begun, with main stage entertainment at the Celeste Center getting underway Thursday, July 24.

Entertaining 'Scoundrels' opens season

The opening show in CATCO's 30th anniversary season is one long con.

New Taj Mahal opens in University District.

The restaurant has an extensive menu of North and South Indian dishes.
Brew Ha Ha

Laughter on tap courtesy of Shadowbox Live

The sixth annual Brew Ha Ha, a veritable comedy cavalcade, will be featured Tuesday, July 29, to Aug. 1 at Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St.

Local crooner to join Boyz II Men at Ohio State Fair

Christon Gray doesn't know if he'd call himself a celebrity just yet.
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