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    The Oho Village Muffins's season is April through September and you can catch a game at Ohio Village or throughout Ohio. A complete 2014 schedule is online at ohiohistory.org.

    The BAT...er...The BEAT we mean, visits with the Ohio Village Muffins

    The 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 Festival

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    The 2013 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival Queen, Alissa Jones, competes in the spaghetti-eating competition during the 49th annual Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival at Huber Park Saturday, Aug. 16. Contestants were required to eat the pasta without using their hands.

    More than 5,000 enjoy tomato-flavored weekend

    Organizers 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.
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    Elizabeth Adams (left) and Scarlett Gray-Saling have their hands full of ferrets in Saling's home Wednesday, Aug. 13. The two will compete against each other in the Ferret Buckeye Bash, scheduled Aug. 23 at the Northland Performing Arts Center.

    Ferret show had to scamper to find new venue

    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.
  • Farmers markets

    Looking for fresh fruits and vegetables? Check out our farmers market guide.
Olympic Swim Club

Break-ins, vandalism force hiring of night security

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.
Pataskala Ward 1

Councilwoman Sagar retained in recall election

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.

Parent petition asks Reynoldsburg board to offer 'fair' contract

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.

Hospital plans new ambulatory center

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.

Plans for new high school closer to drawing board

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.

Whittier-Mohawk gets pedestrian crossing

It's what some German Village residents have wanted for quite some time: an additional pedestrian crossing on busy Whittier Street.

Man charged with sexual battery at Highbanks

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.

Delaware ‘purge’ threat likely nothing to fear

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.

Acura TLX ad features Marysville footage

Marysville has landed a supporting role in a new commercial touting the Acura TLX.
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Sports

  • Boys Golf

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    Grant Lewis is one of four key returnees for the Jerome boys golf team, which is shooting for its fourth consecutive Division I state title.

    Celtics eye another state title

    Dublin Jerome High School boys golf coach Craig Zesiger has some bad news for his team's opponents.
  • DeSales Roundup

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    Junior Kyle Ransom is among the top returnees for the DeSales boys golf team, which finished in a program-best third place at the Division II state tournament last season.

    Boys golfers eye return to state

    One 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.
Girls Golf

Westerville South's Davenport eyeing state

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

UA boys golfers expecting strong season

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.
Girls Golf

Pickerington North looks to sustain success

Over the past eight seasons, the Pickerington High School North girls golf team has won six OCC-Ohio Division championships.
Girls Tennis

Phelps returns to lead Orange

The Olentangy Orange High School girls tennis team nearly qualified both of its doubles teams to the Division I state tournament last season.
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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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