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  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Drivers race toward the finish line during an elimination race of the Little Brown Jug, held Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. For more photos, see Page A8 or visit the Delaware page at ThisWeekNEWS.com.

    Harness racing 'alive and well' in Delaware

    Limelight Beach captured the Little Brown Jug on a perfect day for racing in Delaware.
  • Kevin Corvo/ThisWeekNEWS
    Detectives from the Hilliard Division of Police and investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations work outside a Cosgray Road residence in Norwich Township on Sept. 19 to determine the cause of death of a man whose body was found inside the house.

    Hilliard police investigating 'suspicious death' in Norwich Township

    Hilliard police are investigating a “suspicious death” that occurred Friday, Sept. 19, in Norwich Township.
  • ERIN HOLL/THISWEEKNEWS
    The John Deere Titan II columbine slide is the latest addition at Leeds Farm.

    Leeds Farm opens this weekend, celebrates 20 years with special activities

    Leeds Farm opens this weekend for its annual season, offering hay rides, zip lines, pumpkins and more.
  • Heroin has become a local epidemic. No longer an inner-city problem, it pervades every central Ohio suburb. It's a community problem. Young people are getting hooked in increasing numbers. For some, there is hope through rehabilitation and treatment. For others, the story ends tragically in death.

    Heroin Hits Home

    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 one looks at the faces of addiction.
Strike Update

Open office hours cancelled, students chafe at strict class schedule

Reynoldsburg schools announced this afternoon, Sept. 22, that open office hours with Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning have been cancelled tonight and next Monday.

Black Point opens Oct. 2 in Short North

Hyde Park Restaurant Group’s splashy new seafood restaurant is slated to open Oct. 2 in the Short North.
Day 2 of strike

Strict schedules greet students in Reynoldsburg on Monday

After a Friday that Reynoldsburg students characterized as chaotic, a new email missive from Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning promised such strict new rules for students while teachers are on strike that parents on the Raider Strong We Care Facebook page called the requirements “prison-like.”

Crossroads will partially shut down for upgrades

A project to improve a well-traveled intersection just southwest of the city of Delaware will lead to about a month of road closures.
Marysville schools

District eyeing free all-day kindergarten

The Marysville school district may establish all-day, every-day kindergarten next school year -- without tuition costs.

Supreme Court rules three Powell initiatives off ballot

The Ohio Supreme Court on Friday, Sept. 19, ruled that a proposed Powell charter amendment to create a resident-led board to review the city’s comprehensive plan will not be placed on the Nov. 4 ballot.

RHS students walk out, REA says substitute staffing levels inadequate

Reynoldsburg High School students walked out of school this morning in support of their picketing teachers, claiming the classes manned by Huffmaster substitutes were “chaotic and unorganized.”
Update

PLSD superintendent: Disciplinary action possible for Butcher

The all-time winningest high school girls basketball coach in Ohio history pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and might face disciplinary action from the Pickerington Local School District.
Pumpkinpalooza

Fall fun at fruit farm will support hospital unit

The advent of autumn brings to mind colorful leaves, cool evenings, bonfires, football -- and the annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza.
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Sports

Commentary

Prep football mercy rule has its share of detractors

There were several rules changes implemented by the Ohio High School Athletic Association for football this season, with the most notable being the addition of a mercy rule.
Boys Golf

Jerome completes perfect run to OCC title

The Dublin Jerome High School boys golf team clinched its 11th league championship in as many years of existence.
Watterson Roundup

Girls golf team wins 12th straight MOGGL title

The Watterson High School girls golf team had more than twice as many opponents to contend with in the MOGGL this season after the league decided to no longer divide its 12 teams into two six-team divisions.
Girls Tennis

Pickerington Central wins seventh straight league championship

With the OCC-Ohio Division championship secured, Pickerington High School Central girls tennis coach Kelli Rings is confident the Tigers are ready to tackle the next phase of their season.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

    RYAN M.L. YOUNG/THISWEEKNEWS
    Jenso Soto poses for a portrait at the newly opened Mezcal on Hard Road.

    Chef takes different approach to Mexican at Mezcal

    The new restaurant on the Northwest Side puts a spin on several classic dishes.
  • PHOTO BY JENNIFER ZUMDA
    BalletMet Columbus dancer Courtney Muscroft, Columbus Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jean-Sebastian Roy and Opera Columbus singer Katherine Rohrer represent the three arts companies that will present Twisted Sept. 25-28 in the Ohio Theatre. Tickets start at $10. Visit capa.com.

    '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.

Orchestra transforms Carpenter's tunes

Songs From the Movie is a record that Mary Chapin Carpenter had wanted to make for some time.

Fischer's Fab Five

Really, it's enough to say the Columbus Jazz Orchestra will be joined by singer Mary Wilson. Columbus' own big-time big band joined by as big-time a female singer as there is? Yeah, that's enough.
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