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    Jonathan and Drew Scott of the hit TV show Property Brothers entertain the crowd June 24 during the grand opening of the Tanger Factory Outlet Center in Berkshire Township.

    Mall jam-packed as leaders beam

    After years of preparation, construction and planning, Delaware County has its first outlet mall.
    Cyclists in the criterium women's category 1/4 race up Second Avenue during the Tour de Grandview, held Friday, June 17, in Grandview Heights.

    Get on your bikes and ride!

    Tom Bogard leads a group of students up the Olentangy River during the River Rats ecology class, part of the Ohio Wesleyan University Junior League Camp, on Thursday, June 16. Bogard is a science teacher at Berkshire Middle School in the Olentangy Local School District. Students come from across central Ohio to attend the camp.

    Camp's lessons clear as mud

    Every summer, the Olentangy River turns into a living classroom for gifted students from all over central Ohio.
  • Veterans resource guide

    Guide to benefits, health resources and more for veterans of all eras.
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  • Football

    Clayton Bullard (91), a 2014 Johnstown-Monroe High School graduate, underwent surgery in December to repair a torn labrum and fractured scapula in his left shoulder. He expects to be fully recovered entering his junior year at Urbana University.

    Bullard bouncing back from surgery

    Clayton Bullard had had enough of the pain.
  • Series names each school's best

    Over the past two-plus decades, central Ohio high school football has made its mark in just about every way imaginable.
  • Delaware Hayes Roundup

    Senior Madi Huck, who had a 0.50 ERA and 230 strikeouts in 140 innings in the circle and also batted .556 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI in leading the Delaware Hayes softball team to a 23-1 record, was named the Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year.

    Huck named softball player of the year in Ohio

    Madi Huck has never been one to take personal honors for granted, no matter how many she has accrued as a pitcher for the Delaware Hayes High School softball team.
  • DeSales Roundup

    Jennie Finotti, a junior attacker who was named first-team all-region and all-state, scored a team-high 76 goals for the state champion Stallions to break the single-season school record for the third consecutive season.

    Girls lacrosse team relishes first title

    Trying to find the right words to describe his happiness June 4, DeSales High School girls lacrosse coach Joe Finotti emphasized his pride in the program as it celebrated its first state championship.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring season

Now that the school year is over and summer is upon us, it's time to announce our Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
U.S. Olympic Trials

Abby Johnston qualifies for Summer Games in diving

In line to clinch the United States’ final berth for the 2016 Summer Olympics in women’s 3-meter springboard diving, Abby Johnston held her own June 26.

LeVert overcomes adversity to reach NBA

Pickerington High School Central graduate Caris LeVert is set for the next chapter of his basketball career.
Girls Track & Field

Coffman's Steiner named Gatorade Ohio Athlete of Year

Abby Steiner, who recently completed her sophomore year at Dublin Coffman High School, has been named the Gatorade Ohio Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
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    Bob Szuter, who founded Wolf's Ridge Brewing Tap Room with his father, Alan, sits at the bar. The Tap Room now offers a full complement of tavern fare.

    Brewpub gives Tap Room customers new menu

    Wolf's Ridge Brewing will serve its Tap Room guests a new menu.
    Todd Gross, owner and a certified executive chef of "Chef T's Pub" poses for a portrait in his restaurant in Olde Pickerington Village.

    Chef T's aims to please with handcrafted dishes

    Chef Todd Gross said he looks to diners for inspiration.
    Natalie Appelbaum displays some of the takeout meals she offers at her business, Pocket Produce, on High Street in Clintonville.

    New grab-and-go venue opens in Clintonville

    For Natalie Appelbaum, hunger joined necessity as the mother of invention.

Book resurrects recipes from 3 iconic central Ohio restaurants

Three former central Ohio restaurants are being remembered for their contributions to the nation’s food scene in a new book chronicling historic American restaurants and their recipes.

Restaurant review: Basi Italia

There is no better way to embrace summer in Columbus than by sharing a delicious plate of Zucchini Pronto on the quaint patio of Basi Italia.

Celebration offers 30 homemade German dishes

More than two dozen authentic German dishes will be offered at the seventh annual Schmeckfest, slated for Sunday, June 19, at the Germania Singing and Sport Society in the Brewery District.

Staff Q&A:

Does central Ohio need more ciabatta?
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