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  • Heroin Hits Home: Week Three

    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 three looks at what community members, medical staff and the state attorney general are doing to combat the problem.
  • VIDEO: FNL Band Edition

    The Central Crossing Marching Band is taking a journey to 'The Heart of the Warrior' in their competition show this year. The Japanese inspired show incorporates taiko drums and other effects as they take the audience through the story of a warrior getting ready for battle.
  • Gahanna Middle School South

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    Craig Belair gives a tour of the garden at Gahanna Middle School South on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

    Cafeterias serve harvest from school's garden

    Gahanna students have been enjoying the bounty grown by students in the Gahanna Middle School South Garden Club.
  • 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.
  • VIDEO

    Annual Green Energy Ohio tour kicks off this week 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.

Judge orders all sides to meet with mediator about school safety

A Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge today, Oct. 1, declined to close Reynoldsburg schools immediately because of the teachers strike but ordered district, union and parent representatives into a mandatory mediation that could last through Sunday.
Eminent-domain ruling

Westerville won't appeal decision, will pay $1.3M

Westerville officials announced Tuesday they will not appeal a court decision that will cost the city $1.3 million.
Brown Township fire protection

Potential consequences of levy failure still murky

Brown Township voters on Nov. 4 will be asked for a third time to approve a fire levy that would allow the township to maintain its contract with Norwich Township for EMS and fire-suppression services.
Old Worthington

Apartment plans tabled until concerns addressed

A proposal to create 23 new living units in the heart of downtown Worthington is drawing emotional responses from city residents.
Dublin's Avondale Woods

Rezoning would pave way for 360 residences

A proposed housing development could bring 360 new single-family and multifamily homes to Dublin's south side.

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.
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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

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    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.
  • Early Music in Columbus welcomes the Aulos Ensemble to Capital University's Mees Hall Friday, Oct. 3.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    Weekend music festivals: They're not just for summer any more.

Mojo Tago setting up a restaurant in Powell

Mojo Tago has made a pit stop in Powell.

Curtain Call

It's a fine season for theater, as these three offerings now in their second weekends indicate.

'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.
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