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  • Licking County Library

    Krystle Lowery looks over the video collection in the Licking County Library bookmobile parked July 27 outside the Pataskala LEADS food pantry on Adams Lane.

    Bookmobile delivers on outreach services

    The best part of running a bookmobile outreach is meeting all the people and seeing their smiling faces, said Brock Hutchison, head of outreach services for the Licking County Library.
    Henry Dyer, 6, reads to Sheri Weiner and therapy dog Murphy during Tail Waggin' Tutors session Thursday, July 30, at the Mary E. Babcock Library in Johnstown.

    Kids respond to gentle, tailed tutor

    At the Mary E. Babcock Library, a sandy-colored goldendoodle named Murphy lay on a lime-green fleece blanket, softly panting, his tail wagging.
    Olivia Bump (left) of Clintonville, who attends both Whetstone High School and the Ohio State School for the Blind, rehearses Friday, July 24, as a member of the All-Ohio State Youth Choir. The choir will perform up to eight times a day during the state fair.

    Teen hits right notes in state choir

    Olivia Bump has perfect pitch, which is practically perfect for being a member of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.
    Volunteer Jessie Cooper helps paint the new mural inside the pedestrian tunnel under Dublin Road at Brandonway Drive on Friday, July 24.

    Mural forges community bond

    Dublin's latest mural may be underground, but it's got its eye on the sky.
    Jane Hartman of Hilliard looks at a pepper for sale by John Evans and his son, Samuel, 7, of That's My Farmer of Galion on July 22, 2014 during the Hilliard weekly farmers market.

    Farm markets

    Looking to buy local? Then check out our guide to seasonal farm markets.
  • Weather where you live

    'When thunder roars, go indoors'

    Lightning strike fatalities are up nearly 50 percent this year and are on pace to be the highest in a decade.
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  • Week 6: Nos. 1-5

    The Columbus Dispatch file photo
    Upper Arlington's Brian Ramey tries to elude Cincinatti Colerain's Mike Bumpus during a Division I state semifinal in 2000. A week later, the Golden Bears defeated Solon 15-9 to cap a 15-0 season. The state title was the first for a central Ohio team in the big-school division.

    Upper Arlington squad broke barrier, tops list

    The 2000s were a groundbreaking era for high school football in central Ohio.
  • Football

    South receiver Abu Daramy (left) breaks a tackle from Hilliard Bradley's Demias Herd during a game last season. Daramy, a Yale recruit, often thinks about his father, Abu-Bakarr Daramy, who was killed during the civil war in Sierra Leone in West Africa in 1996 -- less than four months before Abu Daramy was born.

    Father continues to inspire Daramy

    Lining up at wide receiver or kick returner for the Westerville South High School football team, Abu Daramy often would think about his father, Abu-Bakarr Daramy.
  • Tri-County Aquatics League

    Jamie Zang and the Pickerington Tiger Sharks were second in Division III with 146 points.

    Chevington Woods shines at championships

    The Chevington Woods Kingfish finished first in 31 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatic League championships held July 23 and 24 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool.
  • Surburban East Swim League

    Eastmoor's Tyler Mansfield won the 50-yard butterfly, 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke in the girls 15-18 division of the SESL Championships on July 23 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.

    Eastmoor secures varsity championship

    The Eastmoor Swordfish set Suburban East Swim League meet records in five events en route to winning their third consecutive Varsity Division championship July 23 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.

Area squads ready for preseason tests

During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
North-East-West Swim League

Dublin Arctic edges Pacific for title

Moments after it was announced that the Dublin Arctic swimming team had won the North-East-West (NEW) league championship July 20 at Dublin Community Pool North, coach Katie Mathews used the word "shocked" to describe how she and her athletes felt about the title.

Weather hampers new turf project at Newark's White Field

The true summer weather that arrived last week was welcomed not only by sunbathers, but also by Newark High School.

Cooper does it all in first year for Bobcats

Mikayla Cooper knew she would have an opportunity to play as a freshman on the Ohio University softball team.
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  • Table Talk

    Artisan sausage-maker hopes to be innovator

    David Lesgold is the owner of Salumi Couture in the Columbus Food Hub on the Near East Side.
  • James Cotton will perform Friday, July 24, as part of the Rhythm on the River concert series.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    Bluesman James Cotton isn't called "Superharp" just because.

Ohio State Fair: Music as varied as food

The Ohio State Fair, in all its glory, an event so grand that a Critic Crony once dubbed it "the biggest (adjective deleted) fair in the world," opens next week.
First Draft

Breakfast stout is soft, smooth and luxurious

When most people think of warm-weather beers, they think of patio pilsners, lawn-mowing lagers and backyard blonde ales. Dark beer is a mere afterthought during the summer months.

Question of the week: Are paletas the next big thing?

Some ThisWeek staffers say yes, others no. Still others ask, "What's a paleta?"

Restaurateurs: Liquor will flow again at Corbin's

After serving as the flagship home of Prohibition, Westerville doesn't have many historic alcohol-related locations.
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