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  • STEAM Center

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    Michael Hudoba, assistant professor in systems engineering, shows two of last year’s systems engineering projects, the Otterfill 3000 and the Spree Sorter, which are on display in the freshman lab at Otterbein University’s new STEAM Innovation Center.

    Benefits go beyond Otterbein

    Otterbein University will officially launch its biggest project in years with the Saturday, Oct. 1, grand opening of its Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Center.
    Ali Wolff, a New Albany resident, and Quirie 2 leap over a gate while competing during the 19th New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day on Sept. 25 at the Wexner estate in New Albany. The annual event includes a festival, concert and equestrian show-jumping competition, which includes world-class riders and even a few locals like Wolff. The Classic was founded by Abigail Wexner and is a fundraiser for the Center for Family Safety and Healing.

    Classic at its finest

    Tom Burns, director of Perkins Observatory, discusses potential changes that a new partnership with Preservation Parks could spur. A fundraising campaign could lead to the construction of a planetarium, among other renovations.

    Perkins Observatory, parks join forces, plan renovations

    A renovation and expansion project aimed at turning Perkins Observatory into an educational hub for central Ohio students could be written in the stars.
  • Weather where you live

    Warm temps usher in fall

    What's your favorite season? Hands down, mine is fall. I love football, campfires and cool nights!
  • Veterans resource guide

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

    Senior running back Victor White has rushed for 970 yards and 12 touchdowns on 115 carries for the Eagles, who will play host to Canal Winchester in the OCC-Capital opener on Friday, Sept. 30.

    Practice makes perfect for Eagles' White

    Pat Samanich needed only a few practices to see Victor White had the physical gifts to become a star high school football player.
  • Whitehall-Yearling Roundup

    Siraj Muhammad has been a key component for the Whitehall football team this season. He's rushed for 676 yards and 10 touchdowns on 100 carries and has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in all five games.

    Muhammad leads football team

    As a leader on the Whitehall-Yearling High School football team, senior running back Siraj Muhammad hasn't lost faith in his squad despite its 0-2 start in the MSL-Ohio Division.
  • Friday Night Live: 2016 Preview Guide

    Check out ThisWeek's comprehensive guide on central Ohio high school football teams, including rosters, schedules and an in-depth look at offenses, defenses and special teams. Or look for the guide at any central Ohio Menards store.
National anthem protests

OHSAA advises officials to focus on the game

With the number of high school athletes kneeling or otherwise demonstrating during the playing of the national anthem rising, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has instructed its officials not to react to those decisions.

Liberty moves into top spot

Two weeks ago, Pickerington Central was a unanimous No. 1 pick in the Super 7 poll.

Schiano brothers spark Vikings

When twin brothers John and Matt Schiano moved from Tampa, Florida, over the summer and enrolled at Columbus Academy, football coach Robin Miller sensed his team would reap the benefits.
Watkins Memorial Roundup

Boys soccer team nears league title

Moments after the Watkins Memorial High School boys soccer team cleared a major hurdle in its quest for the LCL title, first-year coach Corey Kirk wanted his players to guard against any premature celebration.
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    Owner Sue Gall and chef Richard Hammond display some of the menu items that will be available at the Hey Hey Bar and Grill in Merion Village. After nine months of remodeling, the Merion Village tavern will resume offering food again this week.

    Customers will help set Hey Hey Bar and Grill menu

    After an extensive kitchen remodel, the Hey Hey Bar and Grill is rebooting its menu to deliver a more consistent and varied dining experience for customers.
    Brothers Keith (left) and Bret Bordner, owners of Cardo's Pizza & Tavern in Pickerington, have been making renovations, including a new patio, and will expand the menu in November.

    Brothers lighten up Cardo's, will expand its menu

    Keith and Bret Bordner are trying to make Cardo's a household name once again in Pickerington.
    Owners Tim and Jami Moretti and Jami's son, Tommy Householder (right), have opened Palle By Moretti at 1021 W. Fifth Ave. in Columbus. Householder is the restaurant's beverage director.

    Morettis roll out meatball-centric restaurant

    If it can be rolled into an edible orb, Tim Moretti probably has tried it.

Oktoberfest will tap German roots Oct. 1

Grove City will get into the Oktoberfest spirit with a new event offering craft beers and German-style food, games and entertainment.

Staff Q&A:

What's your favorite dish with fresh basil?

The Zen of homemade pizza focuses on process, not perfection

Some people do woodworking; some paint; some garden. I cook. I find pleasure in the craft. Truly. Nearly every day, I look forward to working on my granite countertop using my collection of tools and my magnificent range. That’s why I make pizza.
Breaking Bread

Commentary: Balance traditional holiday meals with new dishes, author says

The Jewish High Holidays begin Sunday with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, and will continue through the end of Yom Kippur on Oct. 12.
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