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    Sam Storer releases his bowling ball while playing a game at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace 5707 Forest Hills Blvd., on Friday, Aug. 28. The Columbus Graphics Commission has approved a variance for an off-premises sign that the business' owners hope will make more people aware of the facility.

    'Traditional' bowling alley pins hopes for future on new sign

    It has been called the "Country Club of Ohio bowling centers," and part of the name is "Palace," but the 64-lane bowling alley at the Columbus Square Shopping Center doesn't pretend to exclusivity or cater only to royalty.
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    Shay-Jahen Merritte and Nate DeMars of Pursuit pose for a portrait in their new Short North location Monday, Aug. 31.

    Pursuit clothing store set to open in Short North

    Pursuit, the men's clothing store founded by Northwest Side resident Nate DeMars as a pop-up shop that became a mobile operation, is about to go formal.
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    Observers (from left) Union County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Crabtree, Barbara Taylor, Adam Hewitt and Sheriff Jamie Patton stand by as U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) takes a test "drive" on an interactive driving simulator in the sheriff's office Aug. 27.

    Driving simulator: 'Most effective way to educate'

    The Union County Sheriff's Office plans to visit Union County high schools and safety events with a new interactive driving simulator to educate youths about the dangers of distracted driving.
  • Weather where you live

    What's up, woolly bear?

    The debate over the winter forecast continues. The National Weather Service is warning of a powerful El Nino which may mean above average temperatures and near average snowfall. The Old Farmer's Almanac has a dire prediction for frigid temperatures and a "slew" of snow.
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    A line forms at the Franklin County Board of Elections last October.

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    Jane Hartman of Hilliard looks at a pepper for sale by John Evans and his son, Samuel, 7, of That's My Farmer of Galion on July 22, 2014 during the Hilliard weekly farmers market.

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Sports

  • Football

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    Scioto's Jestin Penn tries to break from the grasp of Worthington Kilbourne's Jared Happ on Aug. 28. The Irish lost the Battle of Hard Road 27-24 and will play at Coffman on Friday, Sept. 4.

    'Rocks, Irish eager for showdown

    Gavin Sturdivant got his first taste of varsity action in the Dublin Coffman High School football team's opening game.
  • DeSales Roundup

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    Senior Creighton Barrett, a two-time regional qualifier, returns to lead the DeSales boys cross country team.

    Cross country coach ecstatic about team

    First-year DeSales High School cross country coach Ben McGinnis used to keep an eye on what the Stallions did during the fall, but it was more through second-hand information than being hands-on.
  • Watkins Memorial Roundup

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    Junior Raechal Schoenberger is among the top returnees for the Watkins Memorial girls cross country team and seventh-year coach John Jarvis.

    Runners focusing on league success

    The Watkins Memorial High School boys and girls cross country teams again are seeking to make a deep run into the postseason.
Football

Signature win on line for rivals

Deeb Haber is ready for the game that is like no other for the Olentangy High School football team.
Watterson Roundup

Volleyball team bonds on training trip to N.C.

The Watterson High School girls volleyball team improved its fitness level and sharpened its skills during a seven-day stay in Corolla, N.C. in July.
St. Charles Roundup

Football team snaps streak in season openers

For the first time since 2010, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team could celebrate after its opener.
City League Notes

Cougars to get season started against Devils

The top two teams in the final computer ratings in Division IV, Region 13 last season will get the matchup they weren't able to have when the Beechcroft High School football team plays host to Marion-Franklin on Friday, Sept. 4.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    John Lane, director of operations, poses for a portrait Aug. 20 inside the newly renovated dining space at the Winking Lizard Tavern, 1380 Bethel Road.

    With renovation, Winking Lizard hopes to stand out

    After a four-month construction project, the company is eager to show off the Bethel Road store.
  • The Delta Saints will be in concert Friday, Aug. 28, at the Rumba Cafe.

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Random notes

News and notes on Columbus' arts scene.
Actors' Theatre

'Miser' teaches money can't buy love

Actors' Theatre of Columbus will dust off a timeless classic for its last play of the 2015 season in Schiller Park. The Miser by Moliere will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, and at the same time every Thursday through Sunday through Sept. 6.
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