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  • ANDREW KING/THISWEEK
    Kathy Rausch of Westerville released two books last year that teach readers about the Indian symbols known as mandalas and that capitalize on the adult coloring trend.

    Local woman's books cater to coloring craze

    Some use yoga to relax. Others meditate or exercise. But in central Ohio and across the country, a trend of adults coloring and drawing has begun to replace some methods of relaxation.
  • Columbus International Children's Choir

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Elizabeth Martin, 13, of Columbus sings during the Columbus International Children's Choir rehearsal in Bethel United Methodist Church on Feb. 6. The choir was rehearsing for the Central Ohio Singing Competition Winners Concert and CICC Talent Show planned for Feb. 28 at Capital University. The group is raising money to travel for a performance at the Vatican this summer.

    World-travelers raising funds for performance at the Vatican

    Music has taken the Columbus International Children's Choir around the world.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    Seventh-grader Ayan Culbreath, 12, answers questions after presenting his invention -- a combination heating and vibration pad for dogs -- during "Shark Tank Jr.," held Feb. 4 at Rosemore Middle School.

    Young inventors swim with sharks

    The next generation of innovators showcased its brainpower and ingenuity last week during a Shark Tank Jr. competition at Rosemore Middle School.
  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Emily Clotts, 7, picks out some books Tuesday, Feb. 2, during the Licking County Library Bookmobile's twice-a-month stop in Pataskala's Woodington neighborhood. Emily's mother, Amanda, who home-schools her daughter, said she has a crate of books delivered during each stop.

    Drivers add personable touch to bookmobile

    Everybody knows your name on the bookmobile.
  • Veterans resource guide

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

  • Wrestling

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    Central Crossing senior Kameron Teacher has become one of the top heavyweight wrestlers in the state after nearly quitting the team as a freshman. Teacher was 33-0 entering the Comets' match against Dublin Coffman on Feb. 3 in the Region 6 semifinal of the state team tournament.

    Teacher's persistence pays off

    As improbable as it may seem given his success with the Central Crossing High School wrestling team, Kameron Teacher nearly walked away from the sport as a freshman.
Olympic Marathon Trials

Area trio to compete in Los Angeles

Laura Kaulen didn't know it at the time, but she began laying the foundation for her trip to the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials more than 20 years ago.
Signing Day

Big Ten football entices central Ohio recruits

Of the nearly 100 central Ohio high school seniors who have committed to play college football, just 18 have signed letters of intent to compete for a Power Five conference program.

Area soccer recruits make college decisions

As has been the case for the last several years, national signing day Feb. 3 was a busy time for central Ohio high school boys and girls soccer players.
Hockey

Parity on display in chase for Blue Jackets Cup title

Parity is alive and well in the Capital Hockey Conference.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table talk

    GARY SEMAN JR./THISWEEK
    Himalayan Grille has taken over the former Mykonos Taverna and Bakery site at 1307 Stoneridge Drive in Gahanna.

    Momo on menu at new Himalayan Grille in Gahanna

    A new central Ohio restaurant is one of a select few local establishments with momo on the menu.

Starliner could land on Main in Old Hilliard

Starliner Diner, the popular local eatery that has served patrons for more than two decades at 5240 Cemetery Road, is poised to relocate to Old Hilliard and become part of the city's effort to revitalize the historical district.

Hilliard could be a future site for Smashburger

A made-to-order gourmet hamburger restaurant is a "smash" in Gahanna again after Smashburger, 109 N. Hamilton Road, reopened Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Smashburger reopens at Clark Hall

A made-to-order gourmet hamburger restaurant is a "smash" in Gahanna again.
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