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  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Nadia Staneart, 6, gets a kiss on the hand from her mother, Alicia Staneart, after being named 2016 Little Miss Firecracker on June 29 at the Johnstown Opera House.

    Little Miss Firecracker

  • BRENT CLARK/THISWEEK
    The Dublin Kiwanis Club celebrated its 50th Frog Jump Saturday in Coffman Park. ABOVE: Kaleigh Simmon encourages her frog to jump during an early heat in the frog competition.

    50th frog jump full of flying amphibian fun

  • Parade grand marshal

    KEVIN PARKS/THISWEEK
    Jack Park's office is filled with Ohio State Buckeyes memorabilia. The Upper Arlington resident, author of three books about OSU football, will be the grand marshal for the Northland Independence Day parade.

    Park surprised to be chosen

    Pleased, and more than a little surprised, were Jack Park's reactions to being informed he had been selected as the 2016 Northland Independence Day Parade grand marshal.
  • Veterans resource guide

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

  • Series names each school's best

    Over the past two-plus decades, central Ohio high school football has made its mark in just about every way imaginable.
  • Football

    COURTESY OF URBANA UNIVERSITY
    Clayton Bullard (91), a 2014 Johnstown-Monroe High School graduate, underwent surgery in December to repair a torn labrum and fractured scapula in his left shoulder. He expects to be fully recovered entering his junior year at Urbana University.

    Bullard bouncing back from surgery

    Clayton Bullard had had enough of the pain.
  • Delaware Hayes Roundup

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Senior Madi Huck, who had a 0.50 ERA and 230 strikeouts in 140 innings in the circle and also batted .556 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI in leading the Delaware Hayes softball team to a 23-1 record, was named the Gatorade Ohio 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

    JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEK
    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.
U.S. Olympic Trials

Cottrell leads way for central Ohio swimmers

As far as her college coach is concerned, Andee Cottrell's improvement from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials to those held last week in Omaha, Nebraska, exemplifies the essence of the sport.
Club Soccer

Ohio Premier boys win U16, U18 regional titles

The Ohio Premier club soccer program never had won a regional championship before June 29.
Athletes of the Year

Area's best highlight spring season

Now that the school year is over and summer is upon us, it's time to announce our Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
Basketball

LeVert overcomes adversity to reach NBA

Pickerington High School Central graduate Caris LeVert is set for the next chapter of his basketball career.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Courtesy of the Eagle Food & Beer Hall
    Fried-chicken sandwich

    Eagle owner hopes to take fried chicken to new heights

    Eagle Food & Beer Hall has joined the diverse Short North dining scene.
  • TOM DODGE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    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.
  • BROOKE LAVALLEY/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    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.

Cookbook review: Sweet treats plucked for bible on desserts

Shelly Jaronsky has offered a blog about desserts on her website, cookiesandcups.com, since 2008 and compiled more than 125 of her favorite recipes into her first cookbook.

Breaking Bread | Patriotism that's edible: Who can resist it?

Sometimes when I open my mouth. I hear the words not only of my mother coming out but also of my grandmother and great-grandmother.

Restaurant review: Himalayan Grille

Rehabbing the attractive, former Mykonos Taverna and Bakery Greek restaurant space into the Himalayan Grille looks to have been surprisingly easy.

Staff Q&A:

What are your thoughts on duck pastrami?
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