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  • Organ donation recipient

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    Anthony Hines recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of his heart transplant. The Northland resident had suffered from heart problems for several years and had a defibrillator implanted before he was placed on a waiting list for a new heart in May 2010. The transplant surgery occurred just five days later at the Ohio State University Medical Center.

    Five years later, Hines celebrates life-changing transplant surgery

    Anthony Hines won't be forgetting his sister's birthday, if he ever did.
  • ANDREW MILLER/THISWEEKNEWS
    A Vietnam War-era Huey helicopter lands at Motts Military Museum in Groveport, delivering guests invited to participate in the May 23 opening of a new wing at the museum.

    Motts Museum expansion funded by private donations

    After 10 years in the making, a new wing opened at Motts Military Museum over Memorial Day weekend -- doubling the size of the current exhibition space.
  • KRISTEN ZEIS/THISWEEKNEWS
    The Alley Vintage and Costume shop owner Kit Matulich poses for a portrait in her store May 27. The Alley has vintage items from the 1800s through 1980.

    Father's love of Halloween inspired vintage clothing store owner

    The rabbi struck a disco pose in his disco clothes.
  • VIDEO

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    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.
  • PAUL VERNON/THISWEEKNEWS
    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.
  • 2015 Memorial Tournament preview

    As the tournament that Jack built tees off for the 40th time, the sights, the course and the atmosphere make this PGA Tour stop special for both golfers and fans.
  • VIDEO

    STEFANIE HAUCK/THISWEEKNEWS
    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.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    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.
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Sports

  • State Champions -- Boys Volleyball

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    Darby's Patrick Snyder celebrates with teammates May 30 during the Panthers' five-set victory over Cincinnati St. Xavier in a Division I state quarterfinal at Capital. Darby won the state title with a five-set victory over Beavercreek a day later.

    Panthers handle pressure, win title

    The timing was right for the Hilliard Darby High School boys volleyball team.
  • 2015 Memorial Tournament preview

    As the tournament that Jack built tees off for the 40th time, the sights, the course and the atmosphere make this PGA Tour stop special for both golfers and fans.
Track & Field

Comets advance pair to state

The Central Crossing High School girls track and field team never advanced more than one individual athlete to the Division I state meet in any given season through its first 12 years of existence.
Softball

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.
Baseball

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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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    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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