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    Cyclists in the criterium women's category 1/4 race up Second Avenue during the Tour de Grandview, held Friday, June 17, in Grandview Heights.

    Get on your bikes and ride!

    Jenny Lin, organizer of the Northland Partners for Opportunity meetings, holds up a list June 8 meeting of items still up for discussion from an earlier round of nonprofit gatherings.

    Group hopes to revive 'Taste of Northland'

    Northland Partners for Opportunity plan to start work next month on putting together a "Taste of Northland" as a "small step" toward celebrating the area's diversity.
    Volunteer Shari Fronckel and Roxy, a Labrador retriever mix, cuddle in the play area at the Licking County Humane Society on June 16. The humane society is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

    Humane society marks 50 years

    Licking County Humane Society officials are gearing up to celebrate 50 years serving people and pets in the area.
    Tom Bogard leads a group of students up the Olentangy River during the River Rats ecology class, part of the Ohio Wesleyan University Junior League Camp, on Thursday, June 16. Bogard is a science teacher at Berkshire Middle School in the Olentangy Local School District. Students come from across central Ohio to attend the camp.

    Camp's lessons clear as mud

    Every summer, the Olentangy River turns into a living classroom for gifted students from all over central Ohio.
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  • ThisWeek to name each area football teams’ ‘Mount Rushmore’

    For each of the past seven summers, the staff at has taken a look back at some of the greatest moments and athletes in central Ohio sports since the creation of ThisWeek Community News in 1989.
  • Football

    Alex Miles is one of eight former Watkins Memorial players who will compete in the Licking County-Muskingum Valley All-Star game Friday, June 24, in Newark.

    Licking County squad unites for all-star game

    Even after the first day of practice, Jeff Severino could see the makings of team unity.
  • Delaware Hayes Roundup

    Pacers senior Madi Huck gets a high five from teammate Mackenzie Stonebraker during a game earlier this season. Huck recently was named the Gatorade Ohio Softball Player of the Year.

    Huck named softball player of the year in Ohio

    Madi Huck has never been one to take personal honors for granted, no matter how many she has accrued as a pitcher for the Delaware Hayes High School softball team.
  • DeSales Roundup

    Jennie Finotti, a junior attacker who was named first-team all-region and all-state, scored a team-high 76 goals for the state champion Stallions to break the single-season school record for the third consecutive season.

    Girls lacrosse team relishes first title

    Trying to find the right words to describe his happiness June 4, DeSales High School girls lacrosse coach Joe Finotti emphasized his pride in the program as it celebrated its first state championship.

LeVert overcomes adversity to reach NBA

Pickerington High School Central graduate Caris LeVert is set for the next chapter of his basketball career.
Girls Track & Field

Coffman's Steiner named Gatorade Ohio Athlete of Year

Abby Steiner, who recently completed her sophomore year at Dublin Coffman High School, has been named the Gatorade Ohio Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Liberty wins fifth consecutive All-Sports Award

The "Liberty Way" has come to be a formula for success.
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    Bob Szuter, who founded Wolf's Ridge Brewing Tap Room with his father, Alan, sits at the bar. The Tap Room now offers a full complement of tavern fare.

    Brewpub gives Tap Room customers new menu

    Wolf's Ridge Brewing will serve its Tap Room guests a new menu.
    Todd Gross, owner and a certified executive chef of "Chef T's Pub" poses for a portrait in his restaurant in Olde Pickerington Village.

    Chef T's aims to please with handcrafted dishes

    Chef Todd Gross said he looks to diners for inspiration.
    Natalie Appelbaum displays some of the takeout meals she offers at her business, Pocket Produce, on High Street in Clintonville.

    New grab-and-go venue opens in Clintonville

    For Natalie Appelbaum, hunger joined necessity as the mother of invention.

Book resurrects recipes from 3 iconic central Ohio restaurants

Three former central Ohio restaurants are being remembered for their contributions to the nation’s food scene in a new book chronicling historic American restaurants and their recipes.

Restaurant review: Basi Italia

There is no better way to embrace summer in Columbus than by sharing a delicious plate of Zucchini Pronto on the quaint patio of Basi Italia.

Celebration offers 30 homemade German dishes

More than two dozen authentic German dishes will be offered at the seventh annual Schmeckfest, slated for Sunday, June 19, at the Germania Singing and Sport Society in the Brewery District.

Staff Q&A:

Does central Ohio need more ciabatta?
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