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  • 2015 Big Sister of the Year

    Katie Brosmer (right), who was recently named Big Sister of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters, visits with her current little sister, Daijah Scott, a senior at St. Francis DeSales High School, Wednesday, March 25, at Brosmer's Columbus residence.

    Brosmer balances teacher, mentor roles

    Daijah Scott doesn't know what her life would be like without her Big Sister -- possibly a real mess.
  • Maj. Gen. Charles Griffin

    Kevin Bennett talks about Granville native Maj. Gen. Charles Griffin's role in the Civil War in his presentation, "Surrender at Appomattox: The Licking County Connection," on Tuesday, March 24, in the main branch of the Licking County Library.

    Granville native played key role in end of Civil War

    The son of a Granville merchant helped put an end to the Civil War.
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    Seventh-grader Brian Roshon, 13, right, wheels a bike into the cafeteria for repairs during a meeting of the B.A.S.E. bike club at Bunsold Middle School.

    Bike repair program is wheel deal for students

    Abandoned bicycles once clogged the fence line of the Marysville Division of Police impound lot, but a group of middle school students have breathed new life into the "bike graveyard."
    Debbie Lee (left) and Carol Lake help fill Easter eggs with candy March 11 at the Whitehall City School District's administrative offices in preparation for the city's egg hunt.

    Community Easter Egg hunts

    Happy Spring! Here's your guide to egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, helicopter egg drops, kite flying and more.
  • Weather where you live

    'Tis the season for sneezing

    After a long and bone-chilling winter most of us have been counting down the days to spring. Now that it's here, there's a new headache to deal with -- literally.
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  • Boys Basketball - Div. I State Final

    Westerville South coach Ed Calo looks on during the postgame ceremony.

    Wayne's pressure defense denies South state title

    The Westerville South High School boys basketball team’s pursuit of the program’s first Division I state title came up short in a 65-57 loss to Huber Heights Wayne on March 28 at Ohio State.
  • Super 12 Boys Basketball Team

    Seth Towns, a 6-7 junior forward, averaged a team-high 21 points and 12 rebounds in leading Northland to a Division I regional final and 22-6 record.

    Northland's Towns named area's top player

    Seth Towns isn't planning to take it easy over the next few months.
  • Fan poll

    Dublin Coffman sophomore Dominick Demas gestures to the fans after winning a title at 138 pounds.

    Who is the area’s best wrestler?

    The award-winning sports staff at ThisWeek Newspapers will be announcing its Super 12 wrestling team in the April 2 editions.
  • Super 12 Girls Basketball Team

    Senior Kym Royster is the all-time leading scorer at Newark.

    Newark's Royster named area's top player

    With senior Kym Royster leading the way, a number of memorable moments have taken place this season for the Newark High School girls basketball team.
City Notes

Eastmoor Academy, Walnut Ridge advance to state

Although the Eastmoor Academy boys basketball team is making its first appearance in the state tournament and Walnut Ridge hasn't been to state since winning the Class AAA title in 1971, at least their coaches have some experience at that level.
Girls Lacrosse

Veteran Kilbourne set to defend state title

The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls lacrosse team has plenty of reasons to feel optimistic heading into this season.
Gahanna Lincoln Roundup

Gahanna baseball team again aiming for state

With a large junior class taking big strides forward late last season, the Gahanna Lincoln High School baseball team surprised its way to a second consecutive Division I state tournament.
Marysville Roundup

Marysville's Rahmani joins elite company

Marysville High School senior wrestler Taleb Rahmani joined some elite company by winning a Division I state title March 14 at Ohio State.
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  • Table Talk

    J.C. and Charlane Lasmanis stand inside of JC's Just Chili, a carryout restaurant that is opening Friday, March 27, at 1617 W. Fifth Ave. in the Grandview Heights area.

    ‘Craft chili’ cook finds carryout space near Grandview

    J.C. Lasmanis of JC’s Just Chili says he’ll put his chili up against the best in town.
  • The Gaslight Anthem will play the Newport Music Hall Saturday, March 28. Northcote opens. Tickets are $25. Visit

    Drummer's confession: He's a fan of the band

    The Gaslight Anthem drummer Benny Horowitz admitted that, while it might sound arrogant (or, as he put it, "Lars Ulrich-y"), he is a fan of The Gaslight Anthem.

Curtain calls

Two area musical productions of vastly different tones wrap this weekend.

Fischer's Fab Five

Jazz Arts Group, Tycho, Stevie Wonder and more.

Staff Q&A: Is there such a thing as too much flavor?

Many ThisWeek staffers say they like lots zest in their food.
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