Lindsay Alyce JonesTo honor the late Lindsay Alyce Jones, her family invited students and staff to help decorate her floragraph, which will be displayed on the 2015 Donate Life Tournament of Roses Parade float.
Larson's Toys and GamesAn old-fashioned Upper Arlington toy store that has sold classic, hands-on playthings to generations of children will close its doors in January -- or possibly sooner, if the stock is sold before then.
Highlights from local community celebrations.
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Weather where you liveIf you ask me, if it's going to snow this time of year, it better snow on Christmas Day. But historically the chances of "white Christmas" are rather low here in Central Ohio. And there is no guarantee of a white Christmas this year.
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Columbus mayoral candidate Andy Ginther got a big, if not expected, endorsement from a top Democratic leader Wednesday, Dec. 17.
The city of Powell has admitted a charter amendment passed by voters in November includes an unconstitutional provision and has asked a federal court how to apply the amendment in the future.
Gahanna police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man who robbed Tan Pro, 358 South Hamilton Road, at about 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
After serving as a board member for 15 years and winning re-election last year, Reynoldsburg Board of Education President Andrew Swope resigned Tuesday night.
Worthington City Council has approved a 30-year tax-increment-financing district along the "spine" of High Street, in the city's historic downtown district -- Old Worthington.
Planning and Zoning
Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission members had a light agenda Dec. 11, approving three cases and postponing a fourth.
Take the F&W poll and vote for your favorite new place.
Two resident-led petitions could create additional hurdles for the two major development projects planned east of Interstate 71 in Berkshire Township and Sunbury.
FootballRoger Lewis took advantage of a second chance.
Less than three weeks before the start of the season, the Thomas Worthington High School wrestling team underwent a coaching change.
Boys Swimming & Diving
The Hilliard Darby High School boys swimming and diving team has returned only two of its five Division I state qualifiers from last season.
First-year DeSales High School swimming and diving coach Katie Mathews can identify the best strokes for each of her swimmers.
For the first time since 1993, the Central District had no representatives in any of the state finals. So is central Ohio football really as bad off as it seems at the state level?
Table TalkTyphoon takes over the old Chandra’s Kitchen location 10 N. Sandusky St.
If Josh Krajcik, the Columbus-via-Wooster singer, has gotten over that he should have won the 2011 edition of TV's The X Factor rather than be its runner-up, perhaps The Beat should too.
Perhaps Chip Davis never set out to invent a genre of music, revolutionize and reinvigorate the idea of modern Christmas music, start the largest independent record label in the business, win a Grammy Award and sell a host of records (19 gold, four platinum and nine multiplatinum records among them).
VIDEOSure The Beat loves writing about the arts, but, like most of you, we love our sports, too. And before the calendar turns to 2015, the ultimate in performing arts-meets-sports, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters, make a stop at the Schottenstein Center Monday, Dec. 29 at 1 and 6 p.m.
BalletMet Columbus' annual holiday-season production of The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition, and this year the company has a bonus gift to the community at the close of the ballet's run.
The Grandview Heights City School District's Kids' Club before- and after-school child-care programs at Stevenson and Edison schools are serving as art galleries this week.
Stonybrook United Methodist Church invites the community to performances of its Christmas cantata, Darkness into Light: A Christmas Musical Journey, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Stonybrook church, 485 Cherry Bottom Road.