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    Annual Green Energy Ohio tour kicks off today at Ohio State

    The largest Green Energy Ohio event showcasing “green” initiatives at homes, businesses, farms and a metro park will takes place this week.
  • Heroin has become a local epidemic. No longer an inner-city problem, it pervades every central Ohio suburb. It's a community problem.

    Heroin Hits Home: Week Two

    In this three-week series, ThisWeek Community News talks to law enforcement, school officials, treatment professionals and addicts about the extremely addictive drug and what can be done to solve the problem. Week two looks at how widespread the epidemic is in our communities from law enforcement's point of view.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Lisa Daris, owner of Olentangy Paddle, demonstrates proper paddling technique before beginning a tour Friday, Sept. 26, on the Olentangy River. Daris is wrapping up her first season of operating the kayaking tours, most of which launch from Clintonville.

    Getting kids, adults back outside? That's a paddlin'

    Lisa Daris went from publishing to paddling. Actually, the Mount Air resident has been kayaking central Ohio waterways for the past decade, so when she got laid off from McGraw Hill, she decided to turn an avocation into a vocation.
  • Friends of Schiller Park

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Lisa Parks Godfrey models a necklace available for purchase Sept. 24 at her home. The necklace and other items will be featured as part of the Martinis & Monograms fundraiser for the German Village Society scheduled Oct. 10.

    Men, women celebrate at different venues for same cause in Village

    The guys will sip bourbon, nosh on flavorful bites, puff on cigars, tap their toes to music and bid on items in a silent auction.

High court rethinks ruling on Powell ballot issue

Powell residents will get to vote on the creation of a commission charged with guiding the revision of the city’s comprehensive plan after the Ohio Supreme Court reversed its previous decision this week.
Giant Eagle

Site plan receives commission's blessing

A new Giant Eagle grocery store to be built on East Main Street cleared another hurdle as the Bexley Planning Commission unanimously approved Continental Real Estate's site plan for a two-story, 30,000-square-foot Giant Eagle Market District Express.

CAC member targets plastic grocery bags

One member of the Clintonville Area Commission hopes Columbus will follow Chicago's lead when it comes to plastic bags.

Lawsuit on hold, parent-teacher meetings cancelled in Reynoldsburg

While striking Reynoldsburg teachers mull the latest contract proposal from the district, parents are chafing at new rules barring them from school parking lots and worrying about student safety under Huffmaster substitutes.
Marysville schools

District will redraw elementary boundaries

Marysville school officials are working on a redistricting plan to balance elementary school enrollment and address overlaps in transportation.
Southwest Licking

Three construction options up for discussion Oct. 2

In preparation for an Oct. 2 special meeting to discuss options for new construction, Southwest Licking school board President Don Huber presented three plans during the Sept. 18 board meeting.

Road projects that begin Bridge Street district grid on schedule

Work on two roads that will be part of the Bridge Street District network is underway.
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Sports

  • DeSales Roundup

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    Sisters Julia (left) and Diana Brown and twins Dani and Doni Guanciale are the latest members of their family to play for the DeSales volleyball team. Each family has four daughters who have played in the program.

    'Brownciales' lead volleyball team

    They call themselves "the Brownciales."
Football

Squads looking for edge on special teams

When his team played host to Upper Arlington on Sept. 12, Gahanna Lincoln High School football player Jenisys Battle experienced how much of a difference there is between catching a punt in the backyard or while playing a video game, and catching one when thousands of fans are watching in a close game.
Commentary

Clear-cut rules needed for OCC tennis tournament

A schism, albeit one that was barely acknowledged, existed during the Division I high school girls tennis district tournament draw Sept. 21 at Gahanna.
Girls Golf

Local teams square off in prep for postseason

Before beginning the postseason, the high school girls golf programs in Hilliard, Olentangy and Westerville competed in events against their respective sister schools.
Watterson Roundup

Boys golfers win sectional in close shave

In an effort to motivate his team, Watterson High School boys golf coach Olin Melaragno promised his players that he would shave off his beard if they won a Division II sectional title.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

    RYAN M.L. YOUNG/THISWEEKNEWS
    Executive chef Jeffrey Hairston poses for a portrait at Black Point, 570 N. High St. in the Short North. Fresh seafood is the specialty of the Hyde Park Restaurant Group's newest eatery.

    Elegant Black point earns points for style, fare

    Hyde Park Restaurant Group’s latest restaurant puts an emphasis on seafood.
  • Six String Concerts welcomes Cheryl Wheeler to the Columbus Performing Arts Center Friday, Sept. 26.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    Songwriter Cheryl Wheeler, sax-man Mark Turner and the rock 'n' soul of Barrence Whitefield are among those featured in this week's Fab 10.
VIDEO

Dashing dogs, dance lessons add to fun at Columbus Oktoberfest

The 49th annual event will be held Sept. 26-28 at the Ohio Expo Center/Ohio State Fairgrounds, 717 E. 17th Ave.

'Twisted' marks landmark collaborative artistic effort

If you combined Opera Columbus, BalletMet Columbus and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra all in the same program -- and on stage simultaneously -- things could get pretty twisted.

Black Point opens Oct. 2 in Short North

Hyde Park Restaurant Group’s splashy new seafood restaurant is slated to open Oct. 2 in the Short North.
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