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    The crowd listens as Dublin Scioto High School junior Madysen George, 17, reflects on the meaning of Memorial Day during ceremonies Monday, May 25 in Dublin.

    Slideshow: Memorial Day

    Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many communities observed the holiday with parades, fundraising events and ceremonies.

    Children cool off in the pop-up fountain at Easton Town Center.

    Free events abound at Easton Town Center this summer

    If you're looking to save some money but still have fun this summer, you might want to check out the many planned events at Easton Town Center.

    A group of volunteers from DeSales High School are busy painting table legs in the wood shop at the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, 118 S. Yale Ave. in Franklinton.

    Furniture bank can use donations, volunteers

    Spring-cleaning season is here, and items that no longer may be useful to one person could help someone else.
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  • DeSales Roundup

    Parker Plesich and the DeSales boys volleyball team were seeking their second state berth in three seasons when they played Mount Vernon in a Division II regional final May 22 at Westerville Central.

    Mom's prodding helps Mullins excel

    Miss Mullins admits she is not afraid to ride her son, Derrius Mullins, when she thinks the sophomore needs some extra prodding as a thrower for the DeSales High School boys track and field team.
  • Boys Volleyball

    Members of the Davidson boys volleyball team celebrate with the East Region championship trophy May 22 after defeating Pickerington North 25-20, 25-15, 25-22.

    'Cats stop North in region final

    The Hilliard Davidson High School boys volleyball team will be looking to win its second state championship in the Division I state tournament this weekend at Capital University.
  • Watkins Memorial Roundup

    Evan Caniff (center) won the 100 and 200 meters to lead the Watkins Memorial boys track and field team to the championship in the LCL meet May 15 at Granville.

    Track teams sweep LCL titles

    The Watkins Memorial High School track and field teams dominated the LCL meet May 12 and 15 to defend their league titles.

Lions win fifth district title in six years

Winners of five Division I district championships in six seasons, the Gahanna Lincoln High School softball team has gotten pretty comfortable with its setting at the regional tournament.

Hinkle named Northridge coach

Shawn Hinkle will lead the Northridge High School football program, pending school board approval.

Boulware steps down as Kilbourne coach

Jeff Boulware has stepped down as coach of the Worthington Kilbourne High School baseball team.
Watterson Roundup

Baseball team earns district championship

The Watterson High School baseball team beat Licking Valley 2-1 in eight innings in a Division II district final May 21 at Beavers Field in Lancaster to capture its first district title in eight years.
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  • Table Talk

    Juan Ramirez has opened Alegria's Seafood at 2584 Bethel Road in the Carriage Place Shopping Center with his wife, Melissa. The grand opening was held May 5. In front of Ramirez is the large seafood soup and large red snapper Nayarit style.

    Seafood restaurant docks at new port of call

    Alegria’s Seafood has moved from Dublin to a cozier storefront on Bethel Road.
  • Cirque du Soleil's Kooza

    Cirque du Soleil will bring Kooza to Columbus June 4 through July 5, performing in its giant blue and yellow big-top setup on West Mound Street at the future home of the Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex (the former Cooper Stadium site).

    Ibarra's risky work with wheel makes the show

    When Cirque du Soleil performer Jimmy Ibarra was asked by The Beat how he came to be an acrobat on the apparatus called the Wheel of Death, his first answer was, "it was crazy."

Soprano Zamora finds calling with Opera Columbus

Soprano Camille Zamora will phone in half of her performances with Opera Columbus next week.

Fischer's Fab 5

Admit it. Twenty-five years ago, you were in your 20s and you went to see the Rolling Stones because "how much longer are they going to be around?" And now you're the age they were then and they're the age your parents are now and you're going to Ohio Stadium on Saturday, May 30, because ... well, you know why.
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