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  • State tournament

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    Bluffsview Elementary School fifth-graders (from left) Terra Brooks, 11, Lucy Crisafulli, 10, and Reagan Warnecke, 10, prepare their shots during archery practice Monday, March 2, at Bluffsview. Athletes from the school will compete in the state championships against more than 1,200 competitors during the Arnold Sports Festival this weekend.

    Bluffsview archers target the Arnold

    Bluffsview Elementary School's archery team soared at a state qualifying contest early in the year and is headed for the Arnold Sports Festival this week.
  • RYAN M.L. YOUNG/THISWEEKNEWS
    Reitter Stucco's Jack Reitter (left), Fritz Reitter (center) and Bobby Reitter pose for a portrait Feb. 27 in the company's King Avenue offices. The brothers' great-grandfather founded the business in 1915.

    Company builds on family legacy

    For any company, reaching 100 years in business is a milestone.
  • Arnold's Quest For Talent!

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    Westerville Central High School freshman Cory Conkel, 14, will be performing on his banjo during the Arnold's Quest For Talent! competition Saturday, March 7 at the Ohio Expo Center, part of the Arnold Sports Festival taking place in Columbus this weekend.

    Talent takes center stage at Arnold Kids Expo Saturday

    Cory Conkel is a 14-year-old Eagle Scout who enjoys bluegrass music and working on cars with his dad, Gary, in their garage.
  • Weather where you live

    Calling all young winter artists

    Do you have a young aspiring artist at home? If so, we invite his or her participation in the second ThisWeek Community News-10TV News coloring contest.
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Sports

  • Fred Squillante | Dispatch
    Steve Hall, left, was an assistant to boys basketball coach Ray Corbett at Grandview. Hall also had served as girls tennis and girls basketball coach.

    Hall was 'rock' for athletes he shepherded

    Steve Hall always seemed to have a smile on his face and time for others.
  • Basketball

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    Ready girls basketball coach Joe Lang is among some coaches who wonder if a "mercy rule" should be added in the second half of blowouts. "In that situation, you can't really win, and I'm not into demoralizing the other team," he said. "It's not fair to the kids."

    Adding mercy rule 'worth a conversation'

    Since taking over as Ready High School girls basketball coach in 1981, Joe Lang has won five Division III district finals and more than 450 games.
Club Hockey

Newark captures Blue Jackets Cup title

The Newark club hockey team didn't win the Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League regular-season championship, but no other team from the league is rolling like the Generals.
Boys Basketball

Westerville South shifts focus to tourney

Westerville South High School boys basketball coach Ed Calo gave his team a little time to celebrate after it clinched the program's first outright league championship since 2011.
Boys Basketball

Baich nears scoring mark for Jerome

Mason Baich needs just one point to take sole possession of the career scoring record for the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team.
Swimming & Diving

Liberty's Thatcher aims high at state

Cameron Thatcher already has set a pair of records this season, earning the highest diving scores in state and Division I district meet history.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    Araceli Montano poses with two platters of food at Taqueria Guadalajara, 6140 Cleveland Ave. Montano owns the restaurant, which took over the old Jeddo Kabab space, with her brother, Alfredo, and other family members.

    Taqueria Guadalajara concentrates on classics

    The old-school Mexican restaurant has opened on the North Side of Columbus.
  • Pianist Thomas Lauderdale joins the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for concerts in the Southern Theatre Feb. 27-28.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    CSO's American Roots Festival, Nickelback, Barry Manilow and more round out the Fab 10.
  • Joe Cocker

    Shadowbox pays homage to legendary bluesman

    The recent passing of Joe Cocker touched his legion of fans worldwide, including Shadowbox Live founder/CEO/executive producer Stev Guyer, a longtime fan who, rumor has it, has performed the singer's tune in the past with his own special flair.

Clintonville getting Chipotle-style Vietnamese restaurant

6-1-Pho, offering Vietnamese-style street food, is opening July 1 in Clintonville.

Random Notes

Darlings of America's Got Talent, the young musicians and dancers of the Willis Clan will return to Dublin for a Feb. 27 show at Dublin Scioto High School with the school's Irish Fiddle Fetish and the Otterbein University Orchestra. The concert is a fundraiser for the Scioto High School music program.

Film festival accepting entries

The Wexner Center for the Arts is accepting submissions for the Ohio Shorts 2015 juried short film and video festival, for both the Adult and Youth divisions.
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