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    Nick Gallo (left) and David Koenig display one of the New York-style pizzas available at Gallo's Tap Room, 5019 Olentangy River Road in northwest Columbus.

    Gallo's expands menu thanks to larger kitchen

    Gallo's Tap Room, known for its better-than-average craft brew selection and decent tavern food, has entered a new phase with food, beer and whiskey.
  • FNL Band Edition - Hilliard Davidson HS

    Week two of the high school football season brings us to Hilliard Davidson High School where the band is busy perfecting their competition show, "Classical ReMix."
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    Drivers complete practice runs Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in preparation for the Little Brown Jug. The 69th edition of the Jug will be run Sept. 18. The focus effect in this image was created using a tilt-shift lens.

    Infrastructure woes take back seat to fair fun

    This year's Delaware County Fair will take place amid fair officials' fight for more funding for infrastructure repairs.
  • Pretty fly for a hardware guy

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    Manager Alec Moore checks out a customer Aug. 20 at Nutter Hardware in Upper Arlington -- one of the coolest stores in the world, according to Ace Hardware Corp.

    Nutter Hardware among Ace's coolest stores

    A devotion to customer service and the melding of old-fashioned features with cutting-edge technology recently earned Nutter Hardware a very hip designation.

Board sides with CAC, rejects cell-tower variances

Variance requests that would have permitted a 100-foot cell tower to go up less than 50 feet from residential property near Indianola Avenue were unanimously rejected last week by members of the Board of Zoning Adjustment.
Groveport Madison schools

Project will include gym, auditorium

The Groveport Madison Board of Education voted unanimously last week to include a new gymnasium and auditorium in the project to build a new high school.

Cell tower talk unveils existence of bus operation

What started as a discussion at last week's Northland Community Council development committee about placing a cellphone tower on a Morse Road property turned into complaints that the site is being used as an illegal bus terminal.

Romanoff is a Walking Classic fixture

Linda Romanoff says she was in the right place at the right time when she learned about the first New Albany Walking Classic in 2005.
Raises for city leaders?

Councilman's idea catches some off-guard

Whitehall City Council members are poised to consider legislation providing salary increases for the offices of mayor, auditor, treasurer, city attorney, president of council and council members.
Columbus to Chicago High-Speed Passenger Rail Corridor

Marysville on board to explore rail service

The city of Marysville has joined with a coalition of municipalities and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission on an environmental impact study for a high-speed passenger rail line from Columbus to Chicago.

Southwest Licking Jennell: Bus woes are being rectified

Southwest Licking Superintendent Robert Jennell said the district's transportation staff members continue to "tweak" bus routes following a problematic first day of school that was full of wrong turns.
Joint Economic Development District

Sunbury, township mull details

Two agreements between the village of Sunbury and surrounding Berkshire Township are the likely next steps ahead of a coming wave of commercial development in the area.
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Sports

  • Week 1 Recap

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    The Canal Winchester football team celebrates its victory over Groveport 28-19, as the two teams met for the first time in 50 years.

    Canal Winchester 28, Groveport 19

    The first game between the Groveport and Canal Winchester high school football teams since 1964 went down to the wire, as the visiting Indians won 28-19 when Elijah Miller returned a botched field-goal attempt for an 83-yard touchdown with 57 seconds left.
  • Week 1 Recap

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    Ziyad Rasul of Hilliard Davidson is tackled by (from left) Vennie Sapp, Tre Morgan and Xavier Moore of Grove City.

    Grove City 6, Hilliard Davidson 0

    The Grove City High School football team kicked off the Mike Lanza era by defeating visiting Hilliard Davidson 6-0 on Aug. 29.
  • Girls Cross Country

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    Lindsey Ruff is one of four returnees from Davidson's top seven last season.

    Strong state meet is focus for Davidson

    Based on its performance in the Division I state meet last year, the Hilliard Davidson High School girls cross country team has elevated its expectations.
Girls Cross Country

Offseason brought out best in Kilbourne

After being diagnosed with cancer in March, Worthington Kilbourne High School girls cross country coach Melanie Williams went through months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, causing her to miss many of the team's spring and summer training sessions.
Boys Cross Country

Liberty out to maintain high level of success

Despite losing five of its top runners to graduation, the Olentangy Liberty High School boys cross country team has high expectations for this season.
Gahanna Lincoln Roundup

Volleyball team seeks consistency

Having back-to-back large senior classes benefited the Gahanna Lincoln High School girls volleyball team the past two seasons.
Commentary

We have you covered for another football season

About this time every year, this question seems to pop up all the time: "Are you ready for some football?"
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

    CHRIS PARKER/THISWEEKNEWS
    Nick Gallo (left) and David Koenig display one of the New York-style pizzas available at Gallo's Tap Room, 5019 Olentangy River Road in northwest Columbus.

    Gallo’s expands menu thanks to larger kitchen

    New York-style pizzas and hand-crafted sandwiches are part of the lineup at the Northwest Side tavern.
  • Maps & Atlases will play The Basement on Sunday, Aug. 31.

    Fischer’s Fab 10

    The much-publicized and thus R. Kelly-less Fashion Meets Music Festival is finally upon us.
  • Aug. 29-Sept. 1

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    Tommy Pappas, owner of Tommy's Diner in Franklinton, poses for a portrait with a lamb burger. Pappas, is a co-chairman of the upcoming Greek Festival. The lamb burger will be among many food options that will be available during the four-day celebration.

    Greek culture, food to be celebrated at festival

    The 49th annual Greek Festival will take place Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High St. in the Short North area.

Random notes

Each of the next two weeks, The Beat will include a look ahead at the 2014-15 performing arts seasons for central Ohio producers and presenters. The two-part arts season preview is not only a heads-up for what's coming from arts organizations but also a look inside season programming with a representative from most major organizations.

Restaurateur eyes Uptown Westerville brewery-deli

Despite the city's long history with the Prohibition movement, a first-time restaurateur has decided that Uptown Westerville is the perfect place for a brewery.

Brewery will bring block party to downtown Delaware Friday

Beer garden, local bands will highlight event that benefits Delaware women's club.
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