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    Annual Green Energy Ohio tour kicks off today at Ohio State

    The largest Green Energy Ohio event showcasing “green” initiatives at homes, businesses, farms and a metro park will takes place this week.
  • Heroin has become a local epidemic. No longer an inner-city problem, it pervades every central Ohio suburb. It's a community problem.

    Heroin Hits Home: Week Two

    In this three-week series, ThisWeek Community News talks to law enforcement, school officials, treatment professionals and addicts about the extremely addictive drug and what can be done to solve the problem. Week two looks at how widespread the epidemic is in our communities from law enforcement's point of view.
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    Lisa Daris, owner of Olentangy Paddle, demonstrates proper paddling technique before beginning a tour Friday, Sept. 26, on the Olentangy River. Daris is wrapping up her first season of operating the kayaking tours, most of which launch from Clintonville.

    Getting kids, adults back outside? That's a paddlin'

    Lisa Daris went from publishing to paddling. Actually, the Mount Air resident has been kayaking central Ohio waterways for the past decade, so when she got laid off from McGraw Hill, she decided to turn an avocation into a vocation.
  • Friends of Schiller Park

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    Lisa Parks Godfrey models a necklace available for purchase Sept. 24 at her home. The necklace and other items will be featured as part of the Martinis & Monograms fundraiser for the German Village Society scheduled Oct. 10.

    Men, women celebrate at different venues for same cause in Village

    The guys will sip bourbon, nosh on flavorful bites, puff on cigars, tap their toes to music and bid on items in a silent auction.

High court rethinks ruling on Powell ballot issue

Powell residents will get to vote on the creation of a commission charged with guiding the revision of the city’s comprehensive plan after the Ohio Supreme Court reversed its previous decision this week.
Giant Eagle

Site plan receives commission's blessing

A new Giant Eagle grocery store to be built on East Main Street cleared another hurdle as the Bexley Planning Commission unanimously approved Continental Real Estate's site plan for a two-story, 30,000-square-foot Giant Eagle Market District Express.

CAC member targets plastic grocery bags

One member of the Clintonville Area Commission hopes Columbus will follow Chicago's lead when it comes to plastic bags.

Lawsuit on hold, parent-teacher meetings cancelled in Reynoldsburg

While striking Reynoldsburg teachers mull the latest contract proposal from the district, parents are chafing at new rules barring them from school parking lots and worrying about student safety under Huffmaster substitutes.
Marysville schools

District will redraw elementary boundaries

Marysville school officials are working on a redistricting plan to balance elementary school enrollment and address overlaps in transportation.
Southwest Licking

Three construction options up for discussion Oct. 2

In preparation for an Oct. 2 special meeting to discuss options for new construction, Southwest Licking school board President Don Huber presented three plans during the Sept. 18 board meeting.

Road projects that begin Bridge Street district grid on schedule

Work on two roads that will be part of the Bridge Street District network is underway.
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Sports

Commentary

Whetstone's Arway determined to win battle against cancer

Kevin Arway had to deal with a harsh reality the last seven seasons coaching in the same league that produced NBA talent like Northland's Jared Sullinger and Trey Burke.
Girls Volleyball

Central's Myers secures place in program history

Even though the Westerville Central High School girls volleyball team was set to begin its summer camp July 14, coach Shaun Servick told junior Katie Myers to take the morning session off.
Centennial Roundup

Wilburn performs on, off field

As someone who has performed on stage in front of hundreds of people and has even read poetry on a national live webcast, Lake Wilburn is used to being in the spotlight.
Tennis

DiLorenzo enjoys first U.S. Open

Sept. 1 turned out to be something of a landmark day in the tennis career of New Albany High School senior Francesca DiLorenzo.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    Executive chef Jeffrey Hairston poses for a portrait at Black Point, 570 N. High St. in the Short North. Fresh seafood is the specialty of the Hyde Park Restaurant Group's newest eatery.

    Elegant Black point earns points for style, fare

    Hyde Park Restaurant Group’s latest restaurant puts an emphasis on seafood.
  • Six String Concerts welcomes Cheryl Wheeler to the Columbus Performing Arts Center Friday, Sept. 26.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    Songwriter Cheryl Wheeler, sax-man Mark Turner and the rock 'n' soul of Barrence Whitefield are among those featured in this week's Fab 10.
VIDEO

Dashing dogs, dance lessons add to fun at Columbus Oktoberfest

The 49th annual event will be held Sept. 26-28 at the Ohio Expo Center/Ohio State Fairgrounds, 717 E. 17th Ave.

'Twisted' marks landmark collaborative artistic effort

If you combined Opera Columbus, BalletMet Columbus and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra all in the same program -- and on stage simultaneously -- things could get pretty twisted.

Black Point opens Oct. 2 in Short North

Hyde Park Restaurant Group’s splashy new seafood restaurant is slated to open Oct. 2 in the Short North.
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