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    Carl Strout, 91, leads a group of CrossFit coaches and athletes from CrossFit Veneration as they move equipment Oct. 15 from the gym's Jersey Street location through Johnstown to a new location at the former bowling alley, 101 Recreation Drive. Strout is a World War II veteran who was a hospital corpsman with the 2nd Marine Air Wing and is one of the Veneration members. Strout's grandson, Storm Strout, is the owner of CrossFit Veneration.

    Quite a workout

  • Get tickets to the Super 25 Team awards banquet

    After more than two decades of naming the Super 25 High School Football Team in the papers, ThisWeek Community News will announce the team live at an awards banquet!
  • Trick-or-Treat

    Central Ohio communities have listed their 2016 Beggars Night schedules:
  • NEW: Marching Orders

    Check out ThisWeek's new special section devoted to the U.S. Armed Forces, with videos, stories, military notes, links and a veterans resource guide.
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  • Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

    Johnstown's Jonah Armentrout (65) and Jesse Farley team up to take down Garth Medors of Watkins Memorial as Nate Taylor (11) closes in during their game Sept. 16. The Johnnies, who were 8-0 before playing Utica on Oct. 21, will close the regular season at Heath on Friday, Oct. 28.

    Johnnies set to tackle Bulldogs

    Aaron Latiolais has confounded opposing defenses this fall, but the Johnstown-Monroe High School football team may have some insight into corralling the Heath senior quarterback.
  • Golf

    Bexley's Trevor Binau tees off on No. 18 during the final round of the Division II state tournament Oct. 15 at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. Binau earned medalist honors.

    Bexley’s Binau wins Division II boys state title

    Central Ohio did not receive a team trophy in the Division II boys golf state tournament Oct. 14 and 15 at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course, but two area sophomores finished with the top two individual scores.
  • Friday Night Live: 2016 Preview Guide

    Check out ThisWeek's comprehensive guide on central Ohio high school football teams, including rosters, schedules and an in-depth look at offenses, defenses and special teams. Or look for the guide at any central Ohio Menards store.
Gahanna Lincoln Roundup

Teams win league titles

Gahanna Lincoln High School added three league championships to its fall sports resume last week.
City League Notes

Beechcroft boys soccer team wins league title

The ability to break down barriers has served the Beechcroft High School boys soccer team well this fall.
DeSales Roundup

Agin raises game in goal for boys team

Chase Agin's goalkeeping is part of the reason the DeSales High School boys soccer team enjoyed an undefeated regular season and is the top seed in the Division II district tournament.
Girls Tennis

Centennial's Weil, CSG's Madison win district singles titles

The Central District will feature a pair of underclassmen in the Division I state girls tennis tournament Oct. 21 and 22 at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
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    Fortune Chinese Restaurant owner Jiahe Weng and manager Margaret Tong display dim sum at their restaurant, 3635 W. Dublin-Granville Road in Columbus.

    Fortune puts its stock in bite-sized dim sum

    For those who enjoy dim sum, Fortune is smiling in northwest Columbus.
    Brian Munk removes a chicken leg from the smoker at the Huntsman's Smokehouse, a new takeout-barbecue enterprise that also specializes in catering.

    Huntsman's delivers on takeout-barbecue model

    Since March, the Huntsman's Smokehouse has been rolling out its own brand of takeout barbecue enhanced by homemade sauces and proprietary dry rubs.
    John "Guido" Magnacca, executive chef of the Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City, is marketing his Italian Twisty Rolls throughout central Ohio. The rolls are made by Pirom's Inc. in Lancaster using Magnacca's recipe and marketed under J. Guidos Foods LLC.

    Chef's creations make pizza a finger food

    John "Guido" Magnacca has put a new twist on an old classic.

He's got a way with curds

What a friend Kent Rand has in cheeses.

Staff Q&A:

When did you last have cherries jubilee?

Winter greens provide fresh, versatile eating in cold months

Just because corn and tomatoes are done for the season doesn’t mean the harvest is over.

Giordano's deep-dish 'za coming to Polaris store

The Polaris area will play host to the first Giordano's restaurant in Ohio.
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