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  • KEVIN PARKS/THISWEEK
    The title characters in Heathers: The Musical (from left) Sarina Hyland, Kelsey Hopkins and Elizabeth Zimmerman rehearse a scene April 27 from the production.

    Musical takes macabre look at high school life

    A darkly comic musical based on a darkly comic movie will have its regional premier under the bright lights at the Northland Performing Arts Center.
  • Village Connections

    GARY SEMAN JR./THISWEEK
    Ed Elberfeld and Kristen Schweitzer, executive director of Village Connections, take a pedicab for a spin April 25 to sell tickets for the organization's upcoming fundraiser, Village Derby Day. The event will be 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Germania Singing und Sport Society building, 543 S. Front St.

    Derby Day celebrates race, raises funds

    Using a pedicab to traipse around German Village, Ed Elberfeld and Kristen Schweitzer have been hitting the streets to sell tickets to Village Derby Day.
  • Jefferson Award winner

    SARAH SOLE/THISWEEK
    New Albany resident Beth Gibson won a Jefferson Award for founding Buddy Up Tennis, an organization that helps children and young adults with Down syndrome play tennis.

    Gibson matches up tennis 'buddies'

    Buddy Up Tennis, a fitness program for children and young adults with Down syndrome, began with one boy and one coach, according to founder and New Albany resident Beth Gibson.
  • Weather where you live

    Pollen counts bloom early

    If you have been suffering with allergies this spring, you are not alone.
  • Veterans resource guide

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

  • Girls Rugby

    FRANK DIRENNA/THISWEEK
    Marysville Knights girls rugby assistant coach Katrina Dague (center) describes a tackling technique to Karleigh Mahood as Hannah Fluharty looks on during a practice April 25 at Lewis Park in Marysville.

    Enthusiasm strong for 'cool sport'

    Despite a limited roster, the six-player Marysville Knights girls club rugby team isn't short on enthusiasm.
  • Track & Field

    JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEK
    Central's Jaydan Wood hands the baton to Hannah Skinner in the 800-meter relay during the Dublin Invitational on April 16 at Dublin Coffman. Both have contributed to one of the area's best 1,600 relays.

    North's Kamara fitting in fine

    Jannie Kamara hasn't had trouble fitting in with the Pickerington High School North girls track and field team, according to coach Jim Langenderfer.
  • National Signing Day: Where they're going

    Numerous central Ohio high school athletes have made their college decision. See the latest list and check back for updates.
Lacrosse

Recruiting standard undergoing review

Matt Triplet and Jack DeSantis had what in other sports could be considered a curious exchange the first time they met.
Football

Lee, Perry, Vannett selected in NFL draft

After not having any players from central Ohio selected in either of the last two NFL drafts, three were chosen during this year’s event held April 28-30 in Chicago.
Football

Area players shine in All-Star Classic victory

From a high school football talent perspective, central Ohio proved April 30 that its 2016 graduating class stacked up just fine compared to the rest of the state.
Delaware Hayes Roundup

Girls track team shows balance

The Delaware Hayes High School girls track and field team has displayed balance and depth this season, which bodes well for the future, according to coach Andy Graham.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Courtesy of Corso Ventures
    This rendering shows the proposed patio expansion at Standard Hall, which is set to open in June in the Short North.

    Standard hopes to set just that for service, ambience

    The buildout of the Short North continues.
  • Table Talk

    Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch
    Louie Pappas puts a plate together for customer Kris Adrian at Graze Seasonal Market Grill in the Mettler-Toledo building at 1900 Polaris Parkway.

    Graze offers custom meals for Polaris workers

    Louie Pappas has adopted the build-your-own-meal business model for his latest restaurant.
  • Table Talk

    TOM DODGE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Chef Chris Gibbs shows off "the Cowboy" April 7 at the Paddock Pub, 1005 Richardson Road, Groveport. The restaurant is located at the Links at Groveport golf course, but is open to all.

    Golf club's pub now offers homemade grub

    Scott Heimlich says although he's taken a laid-back approach with his new restaurant, he has not sacrificed quality or service.

Rockmill agrees to return with smaller patio

Left with few options, the ownership of Rockmill Brewery has agreed to consider a smaller patio at its proposed German Village location.
Olde Pickerington Village

Chef T's offers eclectic fare

A new restaurant in downtown Pickerington is creating a buzz for its inventive twist on traditional fare.
Jazz & Juleps and GartenMarkt

Jams, jellies, plants among items offered

Sweet Thing Gourmet has rolled out three custom jellies and jams for the Jazz & Juleps event and the GartenMarkt in German Village.
Can-do attitude

Picklesimons find niche in homemade jams

Mother and daughter team Bev and Jennifer Picklesimon began making homemade jams for family members.

Staff Q&A

Question of the week: Is seaweed the next big thing?
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