VIDEOThe 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.
Reynoldsburg Tomato FestivalOrganizers 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.
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.
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Olympic Swim Club
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.
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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.
An online petition asking the Reynoldsburg school district to offer "a fair and equitable contract to the Reynoldsburg Education Association, showing value and respect," has gathered more than 500 signatures.
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.
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.
It's what some German Village residents have wanted for quite some time: an additional pedestrian crossing on busy Whittier Street.
A Columbus man is facing sexual battery charges after he allegedly committed a sex act with a 14-year-old girl in a Lewis Center park.
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.
Marysville has landed a supporting role in a new commercial touting the Acura TLX.
Boys GolfDublin Jerome High School boys golf coach Craig Zesiger has some bad news for his team's opponents.
DeSales RoundupOne of the motivational slogans displayed in the office of DeSales High School boys golf coach Tom Eckl reminds him of last year's team, which had a program-record third-place finish in the Division II state tournament at NorthStar.
The last time the Westerville South High School girls golf program had a Division I state qualifier was in 1999 when Tiffany Bell finished fourth on Ohio State's Gray Course.
Upper Arlingon Roundup
If last season was any indication, a strong performance in the OCC-Central Division might signal greater success for the Upper Arlington High School boys golf team.
Over the past eight seasons, the Pickerington High School North girls golf team has won six OCC-Ohio Division championships.
The Olentangy Orange High School girls tennis team nearly qualified both of its doubles teams to the Division I state tournament last season.
Many Powell residents place heavy traffic among their top complaints about the city.
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.
The crisp, refreshing flavors include melon, lime and grapefruit notes, Wine Wisdom columnist Roger Gentile says.