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  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Beau, a golden retriever belonging to Carey Culley, leaps from the diving board during the Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department's annual Doggie Dippin' event Aug. 18 at the Hilliard East Municipal Pool.

    Dogs have their day at East pool

    Many dogs appeared timid about jumping into the Hilliard East Municipal Pool last week, but that simply gave Bentley, a 7-year-old cocker spaniel, even more room to operate.
  • Ironman 70.3

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    Mike Vulanich, a Dublin native who lives in San Francisco, waits to get a bottle of water after winning the Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon Aug. 21 in Selby Stadium in Delaware. Vulanich finished a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bicycle ride and a 13.1-mile run in four hours, 12 minutes and 53 seconds.

    Dublin native Vulanich wins Delaware triathlon

    A resident of San Francisco for six years, Mike Vulanich had what he considers one of his greatest experiences in sports when he cheered on the Cleveland Cavaliers as they beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 to win the NBA championship June 19 in Oracle Arena.
  • BROOKE LAVALLEY/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Painters (from left) Dawn Naylor, Amber Miller, Hannah Naylor, Hakim Callwood and Makaylia Wright work on a 100-foot mural on the renovated Victory Ministries Center of Hope building on East Main Street. Completed in July and August, the mural is one of three pieces of public art that have emerged this summer in Whitehall.

    Art for our sake

    Building on the momentum of three new displays of public art in Whitehall, city leaders are working to identify future sites.
  • Weather where you live

    Flood warnings fell short

    A 1,000-year flood. Forty thousand homes damaged. The biggest disaster in the United States since Superstorm Sandy.
  • Veterans resource guide

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

  • Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

    JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEK
    Johnstown-Monroe's Justin Franklin breaks loose on a punt return during a 42-38 win over St. Clairsville in a Division IV, Region 13 semifinal last season. The Johnnies will open at Chillicothe on Friday, Aug. 26.

    Football season opens with road test

    Beginning the season on the road is never easy, but Isaia Jacob is ready.
  • Ironman 70.3 Ohio

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Beau Burkley, a Dublin native and a member of the Central Ohio Triathlon Club, will be competing in the Ironman 70.3 Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 21, in Delaware. Burkley faces the extra challenge of monitoring his Type 1 diabetes during competitions.

    Competitors motivated to test their mettle

    Living in an enviable locale and closing in on a promotion in the Air Force, Beau Burkley didn't welcome his 40-pound weight loss.
Commentary

ThisWeek set to tackle another football season

Two-a-days are a memory as are the scrimmages. Yes, another football season is set to kick off Thursday, Aug. 25, in central Ohio when Lancaster vists DeSales and Licking Valley is at Newark Catholic, and it's about time!
Football

Tigers are No. 1 in preseason Super 7

There are a couple things to take from the preseason Super 7 poll.
Grandview Heights Roundup

Boys squad adapting to new coach

After winning consecutive district titles, the Grandview Heights High School boys soccer team underwent a leadership change.
Northridge Roundup

Seniors ready to shoulder load, lead football squad

Trevor Roach and his fellow seniors on the Northridge High School football team can't wait to run onto the field for their final home opener.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • BROOKE LAVALLEY/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Amy Nguyen, 23, recently opened A Taste of Vietnam at 652 High St. in Worthington.

    Vietnamese restaurant joins Old Worthington scene

    A Taste of Vietnam has taken over the former Rivage Bistro & Lounge space in Old Worthington.
  • TYLER STABILE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Bill Gilbert (center) of Columbus and Kevin Hanson of Dublin prepare to order as other patrons enjoy meals at Jack & Benny's Downtown Diner in Columbus on Aug. 10.

    Jack & Benny's takes 'hangover food' downtown

    A North Campus hangout known for feeding legions of hungry Ohio State University students has added a downtown Columbus location.
  • BROOKE LAVALLEY/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Jason Baehr, chef and owner of FireFly American Bistro, stands in the dining room of his restaurant Aug. 4 in New Albany.

    FireFly gives lighter menu a try in New Albany

    FireFly American Bistro has replaced Rosa & Rocco's in New Albany.

BrewDog's U.S. crowdfunding tops $1M

Ohio is ground zero for investors taking a leap into BrewDog's American version of its Equity for Punks crowdfunding scheme.
Giant Eagle

Store opens with fanfare, brisk business

If its first couple of days of being open are any indication, business is brisk at the new Giant Eagle Market District Express at 2242 E. Main St. in Bexley.

Craft beer among casualties of Hilltop warehouse fire

A fire at Dick Cold Storage on the Hilltop destroyed the headquarters of 17th Star Distributing and its inventory of beer from new craft brewery Commonhouse Ales. 17th Star has two other facilities and distributes several small brands.

Restaurants, more coming to pair of 'great-looking' Powell buildings

Powell residents can expect to see more downtown-area offices, restaurants and shops spring up soon after Powell City Council approved the second of two neighboring retail complexes last week.

Staff Q&A:

What's the strangest doughnut flavor you've tried?
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