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  • Weather where you live

    Cicadas emerge in Ohio

    They're back!
  • Mental blocks

    KEVIN PARKS/THISWEEK
    Anand Saha is all smiles as he poses with students from Duxberry Park Arts IMPACT Elementary School who participated in last week's inaugural Million LEGOs for Kids Challenge. Saha formed the organization that distributes LEGOs to schools and children.

    Students' creativity shines through in LEGO challenge

    Waiting for students from Duxberry Parks Arts IMPACT Elementary School to arrive for the very first Million LEGOs for Kids Challenge, Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe owner Anand Saha was simply beaming.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    Avery Corbett, 6, of Westerville ventures out to find wildlife during the Wetlands Workshop Saturday, May 21, at Highlands Park in Westerville. Mark Dilley, a professional wetland scientist, led the program about wetland ecology and wildlife.

    Wetlands wanderers

  • Historic Preservation

    Lorrie Cecil/ThisWeek
    Linda and Steve Smith have refurbished this 1870s era house in Marysville. The residence soon will be added to Marysville’s driving tour of historic homes and businesses.

    Backers say area's history is worth restoring

    Steve Smith knew it was perfect and just what he had been looking for.
  • GARY SEMAN JR./THISWEEK
    Lewis Center resident Heather Dugan, who wrote Date Like a Grownup, is one of 10 local writers who have signed up for Hometown Reads, an online service that connects authors with readers.

    New website for authors has local connection

    Heather Dugan is one of 10 Columbus authors who have joined Hometown Reads, a website that connects readers and writers.
  • Veterans resource guide

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

  • Softball Roundup

    JOHN HULKENBERG | THISWEEK
    Central Crossing’s Ally Gruen (19) celebrates the Comets’ 12-1 win over Olentangy Liberty in a Division I district final May 23 at Pickerington Central. Alongside are Cassady Coukart (10) and Emily Gant (2).

    Central Crossing wins first district title since 2012

    The Central Crossing High School softball team won its first district championship since 2012 in convincing fashion.
Boys Tennis

Central Ohio enjoys strong opening day at state

MASON — One of central Ohio’s four doubles qualifiers in Division I and nearly all of the area’s contingent in Division II has advanced to the second day of the state tennis tournament.
Softball

OCC releases all-league teams

The Ohio Capital Conference has released its all-league softball teams for the 2016 season.

Goldberger named Bexley athletics director

Eli Goldberger is coming home to take over the Bexley High School athletics department.
Girls Basketball

Morrison named Gahanna coach

Gahanna Lincoln High School chose the route of continuity when deciding on its next girls basketball coach.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • TOM DODGE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    John Heaphy, owner of the Lima-based chain, stands with his daughter, Jackie, and son, Tony.

    Pizzeria offers expansive menu of homemade options

    Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill has opened its first central Ohio location.
  • GARY SEMAN JR./THISWEEK
    Yang Hai Lu stands behind the counter of Bento Go, a quick-casual Asian restaurant expected to open June 1.

    Pair pick quick-serve Japanese for next venture

    Yang Hai Lu and Zhen Rong Zhang have officially quit retirement.
  • Gary Seman Jr./ThisWeek
    Gogi is in the former San-Su location, 1138 Bethel Road.

    Do-it-yourself Korean BBQ returns to Bethel Road

    Korean-style barbecue, where customers have the option of cooking on special inset grills at each table, has returned to Bethel Road.

Masters of Sech's

Two young entrepreneurs with central Ohio ties are hoping a wider audience soon will appreciate Sech's appeal.

Staff Q&A

Question of the week: What do you think of grilled-romaine salads?

Dashing Diner's day dawns

Johnstown resident Tiffany Hollis said she used to "play restaurant" with her grandpa when she was a little girl, working a pretend cash register.
End of an era heralds new beginning

Starliner Diner closes doors at Cemetery Road, but will move to Old Hilliard

May 8 seemed like a normal Sunday morning at Starliner Diner.
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