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  • Sean R. Johnson

    KEVIN CORVO/THISWEEK
    Hilliard police Chief Robert Fisher lights a candle held by Olivia Johnson, the 11-year-old daughter of officer Sean R. Johnson, during a vigil for the 16-year veteran of the Hilliard Division of Police on May 22. Johnson died May 19 in an on-duty motorcycle-training accident.

    Officer's death 'leaves a hole' in Hilliard

    The Hilliard community is helping the Hilliard Division of Police cope with the loss of Sean R. Johnson, the first officer to die in the line of duty since the division was established in 1960.
  • Joshua A. Bickel/ThisWeek
    U.S. Air Force veteran Robert Arn, then 91, salutes during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a Memorial Day ceremony at Otterbein University two years ago.

    Memorial Day 2016

    The following is a list of 2016 Memorial Day observances, events and activities for central Ohio communities.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    Avery Corbett, 6, of Westerville ventures out to find wildlife during the Wetlands Workshop Saturday, May 21, at Highlands Park in Westerville. Mark Dilley, a professional wetland scientist, led the program about wetland ecology and wildlife.

    Wetlands wanderers

  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Montrose Elementary School third-graders Hannah Hertzler, left, and Jude Clark perform "Revenge of the Sharks," a shadow-puppet show they wrote with classmate Olivia Yoder. On May 16, third-graders in Emily Reiser's art class performed their original shadow-puppet shows for the kindergarten classes.

    Out from the shadows

  • Weather where you live

    Prepare for severe weather

    Severe weather season has arrived in Central Ohio, and it's always a good idea to review what you would do and where you would go when severe thunderstorms or tornadoes approach.
  • Veterans resource guide

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

  • Softball Roundup

    JOHN HULKENBERG | THISWEEK
    Central Crossing’s Ally Gruen (19) celebrates the Comets’ 12-1 win over Olentangy Liberty in a Division I district final May 23 at Pickerington Central. Alongside are Cassady Coukart (10) and Emily Gant (2).

    Central Crossing wins first district title since 2012

    The Central Crossing High School softball team won its first district championship since 2012 in convincing fashion.
  • Bexley Roundup

    PAUL VERNON/THISWEEK
    Bexley senior Shai Saar and sophomore doubles partner Mark Nudelman earned a spot in the state tournament Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, in Mason following a 6-0, 6-1 win over teammates Josh Meyer and Christian Roddy in a district semifinal May 19 at Columbus Academy.

    Saar, Nudelman qualify for state

    The road to the Division II state tournament has been anything but typical for a pair of Bexley High School boys tennis players.
DeSales Roundup

Baseball team wins district title

Batting practice hasn't been orthodox lately for Justin Antoncic, or so his DeSales High School baseball teammates thought.
Rowing

Westerville advances two boats to nationals

Considering there have been seasons when three times as many of his team's rowers have qualified for USRowing Youth Nationals, Westerville high school club coach Matt Chase wouldn't describe his program as being content with its latest regatta.
Softball

Francisco steps down as North coach

Coach Joe Francisco has announced that he has stepped down after 25 years leading the Westerville North High School softball program.
Boys Lacrosse

Bradley coach suspended late in season

The Hilliard Bradley High School boys lacrosse team finished the season under a new coach after Andrew Buck was suspended.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • GARY SEMAN JR./THISWEEK
    Yang Hai Lu stands behind the counter of Bento Go, a quick-casual Asian restaurant expected to open June 1.

    Pair pick quick-serve Japanese for next venture

    Yang Hai Lu and Zhen Rong Zhang have officially quit retirement.
  • Gary Seman Jr./ThisWeek
    Gogi is in the former San-Su location, 1138 Bethel Road.

    Do-it-yourself Korean BBQ returns to Bethel Road

    Korean-style barbecue, where customers have the option of cooking on special inset grills at each table, has returned to Bethel Road.
  • ERIC ALBRECHT/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Brian Swanson, owner of Balboa in Grandview Heights, holds a plate of grilled mahi fish tacos in the new restaurant.

    Laidback, coastal vibe the goal at Balboa

    Balboa is the latest hip spot on Grandview Avenue, with large open doors separating the dining room from the 70-seat patio that fronts the street.

Dashing Diner's day dawns

Johnstown resident Tiffany Hollis said she used to "play restaurant" with her grandpa when she was a little girl, working a pretend cash register.

Staff Q&A

Question of the week: Will braised celery ever make a big comeback?
End of an era heralds new beginning

Starliner Diner closes doors at Cemetery Road, but will move to Old Hilliard

May 8 seemed like a normal Sunday morning at Starliner Diner.
Parking variances

Schmidt's and Rockmill to face additional scrutiny

When it comes to parking variances in German Village, just "how much is too much?" has not been clearly defined.
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