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  • Ben and Nicole Boes of Grove City pose with some of the equipment they use to hunt for paranormal activity - and an old doll they recently bought from the estate of Ruth Sawyer Jividen.

    As Halloween beckons, couple searches for paranormal proof

    Searching for the paranormal can be like angling for a lunker, said Ben Boes.
    Parents and children walk through the trunk-or-treat line at Dublin's annual Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 16.

    Trick-or-Treat times

    Trick-or-Treat a handful of communities is tonight (Oct. 31). Most haunted houses (ScareAtorium, Haunted Hoochie, etc.,) close for the season soon! But never fear, Scary Plants at Franklin Park Conservatory runs through Nov. 9.
  • 2014 General Election coverage

    Check out ThisWeek's coverage on issues and races, read letters to the editor and try our interactive guide to what's on the ballot before you vote.
    Gabriella Leach (right), a second-grader at Hoffman Trails Elementary School, holds up a sign to honor veterans participating in the Hilliard Veterans Day Parade on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. She was joined by classmate Shayne Lintz (left). Hoffman Trails principal Shelli Miller and first-grade teacher Renee Hammersmith worked with parents to organize students attending the parade.

    Veterans Day 2014

    Veterans Day is Tuesday, Nov. 11. Many communities are planning ceremonies and other events to commemerate the day. Also, if you are a veteran check out our guide to free meals, travel, hotels and more on or around Veterans Day.
  • Weather where you live

    Chris says not as cold but snowier this winter

    If the Old Farmer's Almanac is right, Ohio is in for another brutal winter. ... But the meteorologists at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) see our winter much differently. ... So which forecast do we believe?

Northstar Cafe plans restaurant, corporate HQ for UA

The owners of Northstar Cafe have submitted plans to open a restaurant and to locate their corporate headquarters In Upper Arlington, according to city officials.

Bowers to succeed Tucker as Worthington City Schools superintendent

Trent Bowers, assistant superintendent of Worthington schools, will step into the top position July 1.

Reynoldsburg school board OKs strike bonuses for some personnel

Reynoldsburg Board of Education members reduced athletic and music participation fees for students by almost half, but the news caused barely a ripple among a crowd of teachers and parents when it was announced at a school board meeting last week.

Hilliard police chief wants to ban U-turns

Police Chief Doug Francis is recommending Hilliard City Council enact an ordinance prohibiting U-turns in the city unless a sign specifically permits them.

Slideshow: Halloween 2014

Highlights from haunted houses, Trick-or-Treat, Monster Bash, Spooktacular and more.

Drug education free seminar is scheduled for Nov. 8

Caregivers and anyone else who has a connection to children can learn the latest street terminology and trending drug uses at an upcoming drug education class presented by Operation: Street Smart and sponsored by the Violet Township Fire Department.
Ohio SPJ

Statewide journalism contest honors ‘ThisWeek’ staff

ThisWeek Community News was honored with six awards in the 2014 Ohio SPJ Awards contest Saturday, Oct. 25, including the top award for the best newspaper website in Ohio.
COTA Park and Ride

Rezoning request to have public hearing

A plan for a new COTA Park and Ride lot in Canal Winchester will get a public hearing, along with City Council's consideration, after the city's Planning and Zoning denied a rezoning request.
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Field Hockey - State Semifinal

Columbus Academy advances, will play Saturday for three-peat

The Columbus Academy field hockey team is returning to a familiar scene.
Girls Volleyball - Regional Semifinal Roundup

Film study pays off for DeSales

The DeSales High School girls volleyball team watched just enough film from a loss to Grove City on Aug. 23 to pick up tendencies for its Division I regional semifinal against the Greyhounds on Oct. 30 at Hilliard Davidson.
Girls Volleyball - Regional Semifinal Roundup

Hartley moves on to regional final

The Hartley High School girls volleyball team advanced to a Division II regional championship match with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-10 win over Carrollton on Oct. 29 at Zanesville.
Boys Soccer - Regional Semifinal Roundup

Coffman reaches fourth straight regional final

The Dublin Coffman High School boys soccer team earned its fourth consecutive Division I regional final berth with a 3-0 win over Canal Winchester on Oct. 29 at Gahanna.
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  • Table Talk

    Sidecar Global Catering is opening Red Brick Occasions, a new event space located at 118 E. Main St. in downtown Columbus. Chef Anne Sheridan is shown here with three of her dishes, wasabi deviled eggs with pickled ginger, baby backed brie with caramel apple sauce and hummus cones.

    Barcelona owner opens 'comfortable' event space Downtown

    Red Brick Occasions offers industrial warehouse vibe on Main Street.
  • Capital Cities will play the Newport Music Hall Wednesday, Nov. 5. Openers include Night Terrors of 1927 and Cherub. Tickets are $25/$27. Visit

    Capital Cities climbs from jingles to show headliners

    That you can hear the music of Capital Cities in several television advertisements makes perfect sense -- Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian came together initially to write jingles.
  • Liza Ferschtman will join the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for concerts today through Saturday, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, in the Southern Theatre.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    Celebrate All Hallow's Eve and All Saints Day with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, which will present "Angels & Demons" today through Sunday, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, at the Southern Theatre.

Hey Hey will offer limited menu after departure of chef

Owner Sue Gall said she will reinstitute a limited menu with the departure of Matt Heaggans.

Hofbrauhaus offers boisterous taste of Germany

Even before its scheduled opening Tuesday, Oct. 28, Hofbrauhaus at Grandview Yard had drafted a large following.
Roger Gentile

Wine guru loved people, sharing his knowledge

The late Roger Gentile left behind legions of friends, wine aficionados

Curtain Call

It's closing weekend for a handful of productions around town.
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