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  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    Avonna Boysel, 16, of Hilliard checks her smartphone while waiting to weigh in her goats for competition July 16, the opening day of the Franklin County Fair. Boysel has raised goats for three years and is a member of the Bit of Luck 4-H Club in Hilliard.

    Organizers report good start for fair turnout

    The 2016 Franklin County Fair concludes its eight-day run Saturday, July 23, at the fairgrounds in Hilliard and early attendance figures look good.
  • KEVIN PARKS/THISWEEK
    Matt Emmelhainz of Ironwood Wolves strokes Lucian's neck while Rachel Lauren explains to an audience at the Karl Road branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library how they came to start the group, a USDA-licensed educational program in central Ohio.

    Wolves' bad rep unearned

    Wolves aren't so big, and they're not so bad, either.
  • Weather where you live

    Stay safe as temperatures soar

    The dog days of summer are here. A heat wave is developing across the Eastern United States, and central Ohio will feel the effects.
  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Elijah Miller, 8, of Etna gets a better look at the grounds from atop an antique tractor on display July 8 during the 11th annual Outville Antique Power Show at the Harrison Township complex.

    Display of power

  • Veterans resource guide

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

  • Golf

    FRANK DIRENNA/THISWEEK
    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer talks about his team during the 30th annual Joe Mortellaro Golf Classic on July 11 at Scioto Reserve.

    Matta, Meyer raise money for Ronald McDonald House

    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and men's basketball coach Thad Matta love promoting their programs while also raising money for a good cause.
  • THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH FILE PHOTO
    Nick Vannett, a tight end and defensive lineman at Westerville Central who caught 46 passes for 606 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in 2010, went on to great success at Ohio State before being picked in the third round of this year's NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

    Series names each school's best

    Week 4 focuses on the OCC-Cardinal Division.
Swimming

Scioto ends New Albany's title run

Knowing what was at stake, New Albany Country Club and Scioto Country Club swimmers of all ages took turns crowding around a whiteboard on which results were posted as the Private Country Club Athletic League championships wound down July 11 at Ohio State.
Swimming & Diving

Hilliard repeats as SSCL champion

The Hilliard Marlins built a huge lead halfway through the Suburban Swim Club League meet July 12 at Annehurst Pool in Westerville and made it stand despite a furious charge from Swim and Racquet Club.
Football

Miller displays passion, gives back at ProCamp

Braxton Miller's passion for interacting with young athletes was evident July 13 and 14 at Worthington Kilbourne High School.
Football

Kohl, Williams excel at Ohio Dominican

Cameron Kohl and Zack Williams have been inseparable since the seventh grade, playing football at Hilliard Heritage Middle School before starring at Darby High School.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • TOM DODGE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Brothers Tommy (left) and Nick Gallo have opened the new Gallo's Tap Room in Powell.

    Gallo's brings 'affordable quality' to Powell

    The latest Gallo's Tap Room might not have a high-profile location, but it does have something many other restaurants in Powell covet: parking.
  • TYLER STABILE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Co-founders Tim Struble (left) and Tony Tanner stand for a portrait July 6 inside their shop, the Butcher & Grocer, in Grandview Heights.

    New butcher shop beefs up on Ohio products

    The Butcher & Grocer might seem like a throwback to a simpler time.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF DESCHUTES BREWERY
    Deschutes Brewery drew crowds to its Street Pub held last year in Cleveland. The Oregon-based brewery will hold a similar event from 2 to 10 p.m. July 9 at Genoa Park in downtown Columbus.

    Beer takes center stage at brewery's block party

    Deschutes Brewery is throwing a block party downtown, with a nod toward fans and a popular central Ohio nonprofit.

Warren eager for life after Katzinger's

After more than 30 years of running one of Columbus' most popular delis, Diane Warren has some personal time coming.
Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest

Severinsen to pair with Stripling for show

Legendary trumpeter Doc Severinsen said it's hard to believe almost 25 years have passed since he was band leader of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."

BrewDog's opening delayed until fall

BrewDog's promise of serving beer from its new U.S. headquarters in Canal Winchester in August won't be met, thanks to various delays that have pushed opening day into October or November.

Staff Q&A:

How does bacon-wrapped shrimp sound?
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