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  • Beekeeper Barry Conrad of Canal Winchester will display a bee beard at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27 and Aug. 3, and at 1 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the Ohio State Fair's beekeeping exhibit outside the DiSalle Center.

    State fair to feature honey, bee-beard exhibit

    Ohio State Fair visitors should expect some buzz at a beekeeping exhibit, where a man will sport a beard of bees -- thousands of them.
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    Ashley Jervis, 14, of Whitehall smiles while crossing home plate during a Stars League baseball game Friday, July 18, at John Bishop Park. The park hosts games between two teams of young people with special needs every other Friday night in June and July.

    Stars find home at Bishop Park

    As the first drops of rain begin to fall, Caleb Welday, 16, dons a batting helmet and grips his bat. He stands in the box, chokes up on his bat, and takes a mighty cut at the first pitch.

Fire-truck recall affects UA's Ladder 72

A possible problem with aerial devices on various models of Dublin-based Sutphen Corp.’s fire trucks has, for now, grounded a portion of Upper Arlington’s fire services.

Reynoldsburg council: Timing isn't right to seek income-tax hike

After months of discussion about how to solve the city’s revenue woes, Reynoldsburg City Council members decided to table a proposal to raise the city’s income tax from 1.5 percent to 2 percent but left the door open to revisit a tax-credit reduction.

Tyler's Light anti-drug message earns national award

A Pickerington-based drug education and awareness group's work to take its message to communities near and far recently earned it national recognition.
Franklin County Fair

Attendance, proceeds surpass organizers' 2014 expectations

Popular attractions and promotions, coupled with a healthy dose of cool, dry midweek weather, boosted attendance at the 2014 Franklin County Fair.

Jackowski succumbs to cancer

Longtime Westerville schools administrator Curt Jackowski lost his eight-year battle with cancer Sunday, July 20, succumbing to the disease at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. He was 48.

Charges are dismissed but officer could be indicted

Felony drug charges against a Madison Township police officer and his wife were dismissed July 10 in Franklin County Municipal Court, but the case is still under investigation by Hilliard police.

Autistic kids taking Shakespeare to heart

Shakespeare's plays are written to the rhythm of the human heartbeat.

UA council officially drops plans to develop services-center site

As expected, Upper Arlington City Council on Monday, July 21, voted to rescind a rezoning of 5.36 acres at the city’s Municipal Services Center site.

City's second CNG station 'an amazing investment'

Columbus has the largest compressed natural gas station open to the public in the Midwest and quite possibly in the entire country.
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Sports

  • All-Time ThisWeek Basketball Team

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    Dave Butcher enters next season as the state's all-time winningest girls basketball coach with a 700-99 record in 31 seasons leading Pickerington and Pickerington North. Since 1990 his teams have won 22 district titles and five state championships.

    It's no surprise Butcher heads list

    Over the past 25 high school girls basketball seasons, there have been 16 state championships won by Central District programs.
  • Country Club Swim League

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    Zach Donley (right) and his sister, Miranda, of New Albany Country Club celebrate one of the team’s 21 victories during the CCSL meet July 14 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

    Bergmann leads New Albany to 5th straight title

    Olivia Bergmann of the New Albany Country Club swimming team didn't treat the Country Club Swim League meet like a practice, but she was relatively relaxed during the girls 11- and 12-year-old 50-yard butterfly final July 14 at Ohio State.
  • Football

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    Former Ohio State and NFL linebacker Chris Spielman addresses campers at the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 16 at Dublin Coffman High School.

    Intense Spielman keeps campers moving

    Never mind that this was a youth football camp. It's still football, and Chris Spielman is not about to lose his intensity.
Women's Rugby

Wilson to play for U.S. in World Cup

While schoolmates opted to participate in sports with less contact, Sarah Wilson decided to tackle one that's much more physical.
Women's Golf

Third time is charm as Petty wins County title

After finishing second the past two years in the Franklin County Women's Golf Tournament, Kasey Petty vowed to win the event this summer.
Softball

Switching sports gets Gamby back on field

Brittany Gamby probably wouldn't have guessed the means to the end, but the 2009 Pickerington High School North graduate recently left the University of North Carolina at Wilmington confident she milked the most out of her college experience.
Golf

NFL alumni swing into action for charity

Although there was just one winning team on the course in the Ohio NFL Alumni Caring For Kids Charity Golf Classic at the Medallion Club in Westerville on July 21, participants and volunteers said that children and central Ohio communities were the biggest winners.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    Nina Hawranick and Scott Francis own the Winemaker's Shop, 3517 N. High St. in Clintonville. Home brewing was in its infancy when the shop opened 40 years ago, but now it flourishes in central Ohio.

    Shop’s owners helped brew up new hobby in Columbus

    Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Winemaker’s Shop in Clintonville helped usher in a home-brewing trend.
  • Brody Dalle will be in concert at the A&R Music Bar Friday, July 25.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    The Ohio State Fair, in all its glory, has begun, with main stage entertainment at the Celeste Center getting underway Thursday, July 24.

Entertaining 'Scoundrels' opens season

The opening show in CATCO's 30th anniversary season is one long con.

New Taj Mahal opens in University District.

The restaurant has an extensive menu of North and South Indian dishes.
Brew Ha Ha

Laughter on tap courtesy of Shadowbox Live

The sixth annual Brew Ha Ha, a veritable comedy cavalcade, will be featured Tuesday, July 29, to Aug. 1 at Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St.

Local crooner to join Boyz II Men at Ohio State Fair

Christon Gray doesn't know if he'd call himself a celebrity just yet.
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