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  • Dublin Youth Strings Orchestra

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    Dublin Youth Strings Orchestra members Adam Illcin (left) and Jason Guo practice prior to a performance at last week's Ohio Music Education Association conference in Cincinnati. Only four orchestras from throughout the state were selected to play.

    State performance earns musicians rave reviews

    The Dublin Youth Strings Orchestra played a tough crowd last week.
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    Nick Soulas stands Jan. 26 near a dwindling supply of pastries at Jolly Pirate Donuts, 3923 E. Broad St. The store closed Jan. 30.

    Shop's closing leaves doughnut-sized hole

    John F. Kennedy was president, the Beatles were an obscure British club band, and the phrase Super Bowl Sunday had never been uttered when Nick Soulas opened the doors of Jolly Pirate Donuts at South Hamilton Road and Fairway Boulevard in 1961.
  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Indian Trails Elementary School first-grader Hannah Sarnes, 6, reads a book during the grand opening of the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Canal Winchester branch. The new library is located in what was once a gym at the Canal Winchester Education Center.

    CML opens branch in former gym

    The Canal Winchester school district, the city and the Columbus Metropolitan Library embarked on a new partnership Jan. 25 with the opening of a new CML branch in the Canal Winchester Education Center.
  • KEVIN PARKS/THISWEEK
    Chad Wells, a Clintonville resident who plans to open a Whit's Frozen Custard store in his neighborhood by mid-April, shows off a fresh batch of salted-caramel custard at his Short North location.

    Latest scoop: Whit's is coming

    Chad Wells plans to bring a new chill to Clintonville.
  • Veterans resource guide

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

  • Wrestling

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    Central Crossing senior Kameron Teacher has become one of the top heavyweight wrestlers in the state after nearly quitting the team as a freshman. Teacher was 33-0 entering the Comets' match against Dublin Coffman on Feb. 3 in the Region 6 semifinal of the state team tournament.

    Teacher's persistence pays off

    As improbable as it may seem given his success with the Central Crossing High School wrestling team, Kameron Teacher nearly walked away from the sport as a freshman.
Hartley Roundup

Family inspires Wairegi's drive for success

Salmika Wairegi developed into one of central Ohio's best girls golfers the last few years, and she also cherishes her time as a member of the Hartley High School girls bowling team.
City Notes

Vikings, Nubians to meet for title

For the second time in Bill Spencer's three seasons as coach, the Northland High School girls basketball team will meet Africentric for the City League championship.
Girls Basketball

Lakewood clinches first league title since 1995

The Lakewood High School girls basketball team clinched its first league title since 1995 by beating host Licking Heights 63-49 on Feb. 1.
Football

Smaller programs can be beneficial for recruits

Gahanna Lincoln High School defensive lineman Jonathon Cooper might have the highest profile among area seniors who have committed to Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
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Arts.Food.Fun

Italian Village brewpub opening Feb. 11

Favorite neighborhood bar shuts down with scant warning; White Castle part of new development.

Patrick J's goes dark; White Castle may return to site

A restaurant that a Casto Co. official vowed "everybody ... will go to and like" could be coming to the Carriage Place Shopping Center on Bethel Road thanks to a recommendation from the Northwest Civic Association Board of Trustees.

New owners reopen Colonial Candy

The Colonial Candy Shoppe is open again under new owners -- and its former owner has a new job.
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