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  • Military Veterans Resource Center

    Director of Operations Tim Taylor (left) helps counselor Dave Miller assemble a box that will be used to collect donations for Ohio veterans during an all-day training session held Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Military Veterans Resource Center in Northland. CHRIS PARKER/THISWEEKNEWS

    Nonprofit's mission: Help veterans find jobs

    It's a new name but the same mission for a Northland-based nonprofit organization that seeks to help veterans find jobs.
  • New Albany-Plain Local Schools

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    Lenora Angles takes a picture of her daughter, Sophia, during the first day of school Aug. 25 in New Albany.

    New building opens to much excitement

    The New Albany 1-8 building was buzzing Monday morning, Aug. 25, on the first day of school with the 300 students and 12 teachers who christened the first 12 classrooms in the new facility.
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    Ed and Barb Elberfeld ride through German Village in lederhosen and dirndl, Saturday, Aug. 23. The Elberfelds are selling tickets for Elderfest which is planned for Sept. 13.

    Elderfest event is seeking to raise money for Village Connections

    When it comes to marketing, Ed Elberfeld is from the old school.
  • Aug. 29-Sept. 1

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    Tommy Pappas, owner of Tommy's Diner in Franklinton, poses for a portrait with a lamb burger. Pappas, is a co-chairman of the upcoming Greek Festival. The lamb burger will be among many food options that will be available during the four-day celebration.

    Greek culture, food to be celebrated at festival

    For 25 years, Tommy Pappas was content to be a behind-the-scenes guy at the Greek Festival.

Cane's: 'We screwed up'

A whole team of people from Raising Cane's Ohio sought to make amends last week with Clintonville residents upset by the removal of trees over the Bill Moose Run, cleared to make room for one of the chicken-finger restaurants at 5132 N. High St.

Gahanna police search for suspects following Monday shooting

10TV: The shooting was reported just before 1 p.m. on Allanby Court.

District files labor complaint against Reynoldsburg Education Association

The Reynoldsburg school district has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the Reynoldsburg Education Association, charging that the teachers’ union “walked away” from a conceptual agreement reached three weeks ago.
Ohio House hearings

Mankins' testimony to support Common Core

Marysville Schools Superintendent Diane Mankins will lend her support to Common Core in testimony before the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday, Aug. 27 -- with the full backing of the school board.

Another chunk of land soon could join Sunbury

Sunbury's westward expansion likely will continue with its third annexation request this year.
Moved to softball practice field

Johnstown, JYAA agree on new cell tower site

The village of Johnstown and the Johnstown Youth Athletic Association successfully have compromised on a deal for placement of a new cellphone tower at the JYAA's Belt Field Sports Complex.

District seeking bids for new school buses

The Canal Winchester Board of Education voted unanimously Aug. 18 to seek bids for four new school buses -- three conventional vehicles that seat 78 students and one handicap-accessible bus with a wheelchair lift that can hold up to 36 passengers.

Potential changes to Pataskala's mayor's court: fee increase, new post

Pataskala City Council is expected to vote next month on potential changes to the city's mayor's court.
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Sports

  • Boys Soccer

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    Senior midfielder Donny Deep, a first-team all-state player last season, returns to lead Liberty.

    Expectations remain intact for Patriots' seniors

    With 12 seniors on his roster, Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer coach Rick Collins sees no reason to lower expectations.
  • Girls Soccer

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    Jerome's Mya Howard (right) pursues Scioto graduate Summer Cartwright last season. Howard was first-team all-league and third-team all-district a year ago.

    Coffman's goals remain intact

    The goals remain the same for the Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team.
  • Girls Tennis

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    Senior Madi Schott is one of the top returnees for the Central girls tennis team and 16th-year coach Kelli Rings. The Tigers will play host to Toledo St. Ursula on Friday, Aug. 22, and the Pickerington Central Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 23.

    Thomas sisters aiming for return trip to state

    Pickerington High School Central girls tennis coach Kelli Rings would be happy if her team's season lasted just as long this year as last.
Boys Soccer

Thomas looks to build on strong finish

The Thomas Worthington High School boys soccer team is hoping to pick up where it left off last season.
Boys Soccer

Westerville Central looking to take next step

After reaching a Division I district final each of the past two seasons, the Westerville Central High School boys soccer team is hoping to advance further this year.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Passing key for UA girls soccer team

Upper Arlington girls soccer coach Chris Merrick hopes to lose count of how many of his players touch the ball during any given possession this season.
Girls Soccer

Pickerington North faces 'interesting' test

The inevitable turnover that impacts every high school sports team has hit the Pickerington North girls soccer squad a little harder than expected.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    Brewers Pat Tyznik (left) and Cameron Lloyd (center) and owner Geoff Towne are getting ready to release the first four big-batch beers at Zauber Brewing Co. near Grandview Heights.

    Local brewer ups ante with expanded output

    Zauber Brewing Co. releases its four big-batch beers to the public Aug. 21.
  • Daughtry shares the bill with the Goo Goo Dolls and Plain White T's Monday, Aug. 25, at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

    Fischer’s Fab Five

    Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White T's and more round out the Fab Five.

Grab and go -- or sit and sip -- at Daily Growler

Many Powell residents place heavy traffic among their top complaints about the city.

Werk Out Music & Arts Festival

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.
Wine Wisdom

California sauvignon blanc has depth and richness

The crisp, refreshing flavors include melon, lime and grapefruit notes, Wine Wisdom columnist Roger Gentile says.
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