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    The Rev. William Croy is pictured with his wife, Dorothy Croy, in their Powell home in March 2014. The pastor died Jan. 29 after a long fight with ALS.

    Croy’s kindness, guidance changed lives

    Miriam Bowers Abbott joined Maple Grove United Methodist Church in 2002, about the same time the Rev. William Croy became the pastor.
    Joan Rodrian Mace, a 90-year-old Hilliard resident pictured at the Ohio State University Airport, was an accomplished flight instructor for most of her life. Although she no longer pilots aircraft, she remains active in aviation by volunteering as a judge for the National Association of Flight Instructors by grading college students in aviation programs in a variety of skills competitions.

    Mace's top-flight career still being lauded

    Thousands of commercial pilots, recreational fliers, military aviators and at least one Blue Angel owe their skill and precision in the skies to the same instructor: Joan Rodrian Mace.
  • The Works

    A uniform from the 1st Infantry Division, left, sits on display as part of "The Great War Comes Home" at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology in Newark. The World War I exhibit, which features many artifacts from local residents, is on display until April 11.

    Exhibit highlights county's role in WWI

    Suzanne Bressoud, The Works' director of marketing and communications, hopes the museum's temporary World War I exhibit not only will educate visitors about the conflict, but also about Licking County's large number of contributions to the war effort.
  • Endangered species

    The endangered Indiana bat weighs about one-quarter of an ounce.

    Bats play into city's hotel plan

    Local governments are no strangers to red tape. Laws governing how and why municipalities can begin work on their projects are wide-ranging and often complicated.
  • Weather where you live

    Winter bird feeding: the basics

    Feeding birds is a great way to brighten a dreary winter day. You are not only helping our fine feathered friends survive and thrive during the coldest time of the year, but your family also will be rewarded with enjoyment.
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  • Boys Basketball

    Luke Durbin, a senior at Kilbourne, sits with his brother, Nathan, a 2013 graduate of Tree of Life. Nathan was to play for Wittenberg but missed his freshman year because of concussions and was diagnosed with leukemia last summer.

    Honoring the footsteps he follows

    Luke Durbin of the Worthington Kilbourne High School boys basketball team began playing the sport at a young age because he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his older brother.
  • Girls Basketball

    North senior Symone Simmons, a Wright State signee, has bounced back to lead the Warriors after missing two games with a sprained patella tendon.

    Simmons returns to lead North

    Everything was going perfectly for Symone Simmons in her return from a knee injury, then came a play that made everyone associated with the Westerville North High School girls basketball team hold their collective breath.
  • Ready Roundup

    Ready senior Andy Hunter is thankful to be playing basketball again after having surgery on his optic nerves in the fall.

    Hunter happy to be playing following eye surgery

    The moment always will bring fond memories to Ready High School senior Andy Hunter.
  • Girls Basketball

    Paige Cannon (center) passed 2014 graduate Natalie Carpenter to become Johnstown-Monore's all-time leading scorer.

    Cannon becomes Johnstown’s all-time leading scorer

    Paige Cannon became the all-time leading scorer for the Johnstown-Monroe High School girls basketball team on Jan. 24.
  • Football

    Central's DaVon Hamilton (right) wrestles Lancaster quarterback Alex Butsko to the ground in a game last season.

    Pickerington Central's Hamilton switches to Ohio State


Northridge applies to MSL; LCL looking to expand

Northridge High School has submitted an application to the Mid-State League in an effort to become more competitive in its sports programs.

State team tournament establishing foothold

It took Westerville North High School wrestling coach David Grant two years to fully get used to the state team tournament.

Area boys teams make big impression in poll

There is something "sexy," as one area coach recently put it, about what has been going on in central Ohio high school boys basketball the past few weeks.
Swimming & Diving

Gahanna honors Chang's memory

During most seasons, the Gahanna Lincoln High School swimming and diving program selects a team T-shirt in the preseason and then another just before the postseason as a sign of solidarity.
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  • Table Talk

    Chris Corso and general manager James Shaskus stand in the dining room at Forno, a new restaurant that has opened at 721 N. High St. in the Short North.

    Forno finding its niche with upscale, laidback features

    The new Short North restaurant has signature-pizzas and classic Italian cocktail bar.
  • The touring production of Anything Goes will be presented at the Ohio Theatre Feb. 3-8.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    Anything Goes, CSO, Shooter Jennings, Jonny Craig and Melanie Martinez round out the Fab Five.
Shadowbox Live

Comedians to compete in Quiz Box championship

In Jimmy Mak's view, everyone wins at Quiz Box. Some, of course, win bigger than others. The championship game of Quiz Box will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at Shadowbox Live in the Brewery District. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

Curtain Call

Area plays, shows and performances ending in the next week.

Random Notes

Zachariah's Red Eye Reunion, Women's Choral Festival, and another installment of Songs at the Center on tap this weekend.

Staying alive: Musical youth find danger at camp

Cloak & Dagger recently has revived Mystery at Camp Killapunk, described as a "Saw meets Glee" type of production.
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