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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

    Fall is just around the corner

    The countdown to autumn is on. The first day of fall is less than a month away, arriving on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Without a doubt this is my favorite season of the year.
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    A line forms at the Franklin County Board of Elections last October.

    Election 2015 | Fall Ballot

    See what races and issues will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.
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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.

    Farm markets

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Sports

  • 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.
  • New Albany Roundup

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    Junior Alexis Rudy, a middle blocker and opposite-side hitter, is one of the top returnees for the New Albany girls volleyball team.

    Volleyball team wins with balance

    New Albany High School girls volleyball coach Karen Morlan believes balance has been the key to the Eagles having racked up 34 wins the past two seasons.
Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

Offseason work key for boys team

An offseason filled with workouts could make a difference for the Johnstown-Monroe High School boys soccer team.
Northridge Roundup

Volleyball squad is looking to take next step

The Northridge High School girls volleyball program might be on the rise.
Field Hockey

Hunter's leukemia battle inspires Liberty

The Olentangy Liberty High School field hockey team has had a lot of work to do during the offseason after losing nine players to graduation, including Miami University recruits Kendall Hunker and Madelyn Passerella.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Field hockey team is on radar

Coming off a season in which her team finished 13-4-1 overall, Upper Arlington High School field hockey coach Kelly Roderick hopes that success put the Golden Bears on the radar, both locally and statewide.
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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.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    The 10 best bets for this weekend.

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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