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  • Eastland Performing Arts

    Student actors who will portray roles in the Eastland Performing Arts production of "Little Women" include (back row, from left) Erin Chapman as Jo, Jaymi Horn as Marmee and Brooklyn Crawford as Meg; (front row) Reagan Duchesne as Beth and Michele Schmitz as Amy.

    Staging of 'Little Women' marks program's 20th year

    The Eastland Performing Arts theater program will mark its 20th year with a production of the musical Little Women, based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.
  • Westerville Public Library

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    Dancers Matthew Keller (left) and Rachel Keller demonstrate swing dancing steps during "Jitterbug, Jump and Jive," an event held Sunday, March 22 to celebrate the reopening of the Anti-Saloon League Museum and Local History Resource Center at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.

    Renovations re-invigorate history displays

    With a fresh look and a revamped space, coordinators at Westerville's Anti-Saloon League Museum and Local History Resource Center at the Westerville Public Library are hoping to provide a better experience of the city's rich history.
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    First-year teacher Abbey Cochran, with students Omar Hussein (behind and to the left of Cochran), Kiera Campbell (front left), Isaac Fellner (front right), Averie Mangini (behind and to the right of Cochran) and the rest of her first-grade class Friday, March 20, is teaching in the same Scioto Darby Elementary School classroom where she was once a student.

    First-year teacher savors familiar setting

    On their first day in a classroom, few teachers would find their surroundings as familiar as did Abbey Cochran last August at Scioto Darby Elementary School.
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    Debbie Lee (left) and Carol Lake help fill Easter eggs with candy March 11 at the Whitehall City School District's administrative offices in preparation for the city's egg hunt.

    Community Easter Egg hunts

    Happy Spring! Here's your guide to egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, helicopter egg drops, kite flying and more.
  • Weather where you live

    'Tis the season for sneezing

    After a long and bone-chilling winter most of us have been counting down the days to spring. Now that it's here, there's a new headache to deal with -- literally.
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Sports

  • Super 12 Boys Basketball Team

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    Seth Towns, a 6-7 junior forward, averaged a team-high 21 points and 12 rebounds in leading Northland to a Division I regional final and 22-6 record.

    Northland's Towns named area's top player

    Seth Towns isn't planning to take it easy over the next few months.
  • Boys Basketball

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    South's Kaleb Wesson looks to shoot despite pressure from Naquon Haynes of Northland during a Division I regional final March 21 at the Fairgrounds Coliseum. The Wildcats prevailed 70-63 and will play Garfield Heights in a state semifinal Friday, March 27, at Ohio State.

    Westerville South to face Garfield Heights in state semifinal

    In coach Ed Calo's 28 seasons at Westerville South High School, his boys basketball teams have traveled to several venues, won 10 league titles and captured four district championships.
  • Fan poll

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    Dublin Coffman sophomore Dominick Demas gestures to the fans after winning a title at 138 pounds.

    Who is the area’s best wrestler?

    The award-winning sports staff at ThisWeek Newspapers will be announcing its Super 12 wrestling team in the April 2 editions.
  • Super 12 Girls Basketball Team

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    Senior Kym Royster is the all-time leading scorer at Newark.

    Newark's Royster named area's top player

    With senior Kym Royster leading the way, a number of memorable moments have taken place this season for the Newark High School girls basketball team.
City Notes

Eastmoor Academy, Walnut Ridge advance to state

Although the Eastmoor Academy boys basketball team is making its first appearance in the state tournament and Walnut Ridge hasn't been to state since winning the Class AAA title in 1971, at least their coaches have some experience at that level.
Girls Lacrosse

Veteran Kilbourne set to defend state title

The Worthington Kilbourne High School girls lacrosse team has plenty of reasons to feel optimistic heading into this season.
Gahanna Lincoln Roundup

Gahanna baseball team again aiming for state

With a large junior class taking big strides forward late last season, the Gahanna Lincoln High School baseball team surprised its way to a second consecutive Division I state tournament.
Marysville Roundup

Marysville's Rahmani joins elite company

Marysville High School senior wrestler Taleb Rahmani joined some elite company by winning a Division I state title March 14 at Ohio State.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    J.C. and Charlane Lasmanis stand inside of JC's Just Chili, a carryout restaurant that is opening Friday, March 27, at 1617 W. Fifth Ave. in the Grandview Heights area.

    ‘Craft chili’ cook finds carryout space near Grandview

    J.C. Lasmanis of JC’s Just Chili says he’ll put his chili up against the best in town.
  • The Gaslight Anthem will play the Newport Music Hall Saturday, March 28. Northcote opens. Tickets are $25. Visit promowestlive.com.

    Drummer's confession: He's a fan of the band

    The Gaslight Anthem drummer Benny Horowitz admitted that, while it might sound arrogant (or, as he put it, "Lars Ulrich-y"), he is a fan of The Gaslight Anthem.

Curtain calls

Two area musical productions of vastly different tones wrap this weekend.

Fischer's Fab Five

Jazz Arts Group, Tycho, Stevie Wonder and more.

Staff Q&A: Is there such a thing as too much flavor?

Many ThisWeek staffers say they like lots zest in their food.
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