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  • THOMAS GALLICK/THISWEEK
    Tom Burns, director of Perkins Observatory, discusses potential changes that a new partnership with Preservation Parks could spur. A fundraising campaign could lead to the construction of a planetarium, among other renovations.

    Perkins Observatory, parks join forces, plan renovations

    A renovation and expansion project aimed at turning Perkins Observatory into an educational hub for central Ohio students could be written in the stars.
  • New Year's Day 2018 parade

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    Councilor Robert Davis (left), deputy lord mayor in locum tenens of the city of Westminster, England, presents a decorative plate to North Principal Mark Ulbrich after formally inviting the Panther Marching Band to perform at the 2018 New Year's Day parade in London during a ceremony Sept. 20.

    Pickerington North band will march in London

    The Pickerington High School North Marching Panthers will ring in 2018 in merry old England.
  • Weather where you live

    Warm temps usher in fall

    What's your favorite season? Hands down, mine is fall. I love football, campfires and cool nights!
  • Veterans resource guide

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

  • DeSales Football

    Lorrie Cecil/ThisWeek
    DeSales senior Jared Noble looks for running room against Lancaster in the opener Aug. 26. Noble is a 4.0 student who has committed to play for the University of Pennsylvania.

    Noble impresses on, off field

    The easiest place to find senior Jared Noble this fall might be on special teams for the DeSales High School football team, where he has made long kickoff returns a habit.
  • Bexley Roundup

    SCOTT HENNEN/THISWEEK
    Hannah Hilgeman, a senior on the Bexley volleyball team, has endured health issues because of a rapid growth spurt. Aside from knee problems, she's had several volleyball-related injuries, including breaking fingers, a concussion and breaking a tibia and fibula.

    Hilgeman handles growing pains

    Hannah Hilgeman has put up with growing pains for quite a while.
  • Northridge

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    Northridge senior Logan Garee takes instruction from defensive coordinator Mike King during practice Sept. 13. Garee is a three-year starter at running back and linebacker. He had rushed for 449 yards and seven touchdowns on 59 carries through the first three games.

    Vikings' Garee sets positive example

    Logan Garee sat on the bench at Viking Stadium on Sept. 12, watching the freshman football game.
  • 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.
Football

Teams adapt for Thursday spotlight games

Although it was only the fourth game of the season, several Bexley High School football players had their pictures taken with a trophy after a 21-7 win over Whitehall on Sept. 15.
Football

Tigers stay atop poll

While no longer a unanimous No. 1 pick, Pickerington Central retains a firm grip on the top spot in the Super 7 poll. Olentangy Liberty, which easily handled Hilliard Davidson on Sept. 16, grabbed the other first-place vote.
Marysville Roundup

Boys soccer team earns 'special' win

Marysville High School boys soccer coach Terry Smith has fond memories of his coaching tenure at Hilliard Davidson, especially guiding the Wildcats to the Division I state title in 2007.
POSTGAME VIEW

Intradistrict matchups add spice to prep football

One of the truly hilarious moments from Friday night of week 4 of the regular season occurred during the AM-820 high school football postgame show.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • TYLER STABILE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Brothers Keith (left) and Bret Bordner, owners of Cardo's Pizza & Tavern in Pickerington, have been making renovations, including a new patio, and will expand the menu in November.

    Brothers lighten up Cardo's, will expand its menu

    Keith and Bret Bordner are trying to make Cardo's a household name once again in Pickerington.
  • BARBARA J. PERENIC/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Owners Tim and Jami Moretti and Jami's son, Tommy Householder (right), have opened Palle By Moretti at 1021 W. Fifth Ave. in Columbus. Householder is the restaurant's beverage director.

    Morettis roll out meatball-centric restaurant

    If it can be rolled into an edible orb, Tim Moretti probably has tried it.
  • GARY SEMAN JR./THISWEEKNEWS
    Jialiang "Jay" Yue poses with Chinese hot pot (two types of broth), thinly sliced beef over cabbage and dipping sauce Aug. 29. Yue is co-owner of Secret Vessel, a hot-pot restaurant in the University District. Hot pot is emerging as the trendiest Asian cuisine in central Ohio.

    Central Ohio diners warming to hot pots

    Chinese hot pots are steaming a trail across central Ohio.

Duck Donuts franchisees confident concept will fly

Central Ohioans who frequent North Carolina's Outer Banks as a vacation destination soon will be able to get a local fix of an ever-present coastal doughnut purveyor.
Fox in the Snow Cafe

Summer opening is goal for restaurant

The hunt is over: Fox in the Snow Cafe will be spotted in German Village next year.

Room and board: Cafe will offer games, eats

Growing up in Dayton, Aaron Brown knew what family get-togethers would involve: board games.

Staff Q&A:

What is your favorite dehydrated food?
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