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  • STEFANIE HAUCK/THISWEEKNEWS
    The new entrance to the planetarium at COSI Columbus.

    COSI planetarium returns after 10-year hiatus

    When COSI kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration in March, part of the event included launching a campaign to reopen the planetarium.
  • Operation Evergreen

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    Barb Bloetscher, of Grandview Heights, and Jim Slyh, of Gahanna, finish inspecting Christmas trees Nov. 13 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg. The trees, donated by Christmas tree farmers throughout Ohio, will be shipped to Kuwait and Afghanistan as part of Operation Evergreen.

    Annual project sends holiday cheer to troops

    Soldiers stationed overseas will open some early holiday gifts this year -- fragrant, 6-foot white pines or Fraser firs donated by more than 40 tree farms and ready to trim with ornaments handmade by Ohio schoolchildren.
  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Retired Air Force Col. Thomas Moe hugs his granddaughter, Addison Moe, after speaking to her eighth-grade class Nov. 13 at Berkshire Middle School. The colonel was a prisoner of war in Vietnam from January 1968 to March 1973.

    Vietnam POW shares harrowing account with students

    It's been 41 years since retired Air Force Col. Thomas Moe was released from a Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp, but he still remembers the code perfectly.
  • Weather where you live

    'Project Prepare': Know terms to help keep your family safe

    WBNS-10TV and the American Red Cross are teaming up to keep you and your family safe as winter weather approaches. "Project Prepare" is a multi-year educational initiative to help Central Ohio plan for severe weather and other natural disasters.
Northland

Knights Inn being shut down as nuisance property

Yet another Northland motel is being shut down as a public nuisance.

Worthington Hardware closing

Worthington Hardware, a Worthington landmark for more than a century, is about to close its doors.

Developers of Powell apartments file lawsuit over charter amendment

A recently approved charter amendment aimed at blocking new apartment and condo developments in the city of Powell has been challenged in court.
Thomas Worthington

Wrestling coaches resign, withdraw resignations

Three Thomas Worthington High School wrestling coaches resigned but then withdrew their resignations after meeting behind closed doors with the school board Nov. 12.

Proposal for Daydream Inn draws rousing praise

After getting the go-ahead from Powell's Planning and Zoning Commission, the Daydream Inn is starting to look more like a reality.
'North Side Fix'

Next phase of 270/23 project slated to start next summer

Construction on the next phase of the Interstate 270/U.S. Route 23 interchange improvements, known as the North Side Fix, will begin next summer.

Crowe receives OSBA all-Ohio award posthumously

In front of 10,000 of her former peers, longtime Westerville school board member Cindy Crowe was posthumously honored with the Ohio School Boards Association's most coveted award.
New-Albany Plain Local

Cuts have generated expressions of concern, leaders say

New Albany-Plain Local School District leaders say they are hearing concerns from parents about cuts implemented Nov. 5, the day after Issue 3 was rejected at the polls.
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Sports

  • Athletes of the Year

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    Dublin Jerome's Ellee Bullock finished 24-1 and won the OCC-Cardinal Division Player of the Year, as well as sectional and district championships.

    Top performers highlight fall season

    As the fall season winds down, it’s time to announce our Athletes of the Year.
  • 2014 Super 25 Football Team

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    Dublin Coffman junior quarterback Gunnar Hoak completed 174 of 267 passes (65.2 percent) for 2,572 yards with 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Shamrocks finished 11-1.

    Work ethic helps send Coffman's Hoak to top

    It's an hour before practice, and Gunnar Hoak already is on the field.
Grandview Heights Roundup

Coach: Boys soccer team inspires community

Many young soccer players around central Ohio dream of being a World Cup star or playing for the Columbus Crew.
Softball

South's Kelbley inducted into OCC hall of fame

Longtime Westerville South High School softball coach Jerry Kelbley has earned several awards during his career.
Football

Coffman's season ends with loss to Wayne

Dublin Coffman High School football coach Mark Crabtree huddled with his players for one last time this season Nov. 15 at Bellefontaine.
Football

Central seniors proved worthy

Following the fourth perfect regular season in coach Jay Sharrett's 12 years, the Pickerington High School Central football team saw its season end for the second year in a row in the second round of the Division I, Region 2 playoffs.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

    Brian Reed poses in front of one of his two Mojo TaGo food trucks. Reed Will open a Mojo TaGo restaurant Saturday, Nov. 22, in Powell. It will open as a carryout only with an adjacent 45-seat dining room for parties through the holiday season. The dining room is expected to open by April.

    Mojo food truck owner adding storefront in Powell

    Brian Reed is bringing affordable, creative “fresh Mex” fare to the Columbus suburb.
  • Sierra Hull will play Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza Friday, Nov. 21.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    The Columbus Symphony Orchestra has always sounded great, but, beginning with its concerts Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, at the Ohio Theatre, audiences will hear it in a whole new way.
  • BIG Something will be in concert Nov. 29, at Skully's Music Diner.

    Fischer's (early) Fab Five

    Welcome to the Nov. 27 edition of the Fab Five a week early. Next week's edition of The Beat will be our annual preview of holiday season shows.

Random notes

Attention high school bands: The third annual Instaband contest, sponsored by Groove U is coming up. The competition will be held over a few weekends in February 2015 -- live shows to determine central Ohio's top band composed of high school musicians. Twenty bands will be selected to participate.

Symphony seeks educator nods

The Columbus Symphony is accepting nominations for its annual Music Educator Awards, honoring individuals who make a difference in the community through their dedication to music education and their efforts to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for music education.

Elvis tribute concert planned

The Martin Janis Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds will host "4 Shades of Elvis," a tribute to the music of Elvis Presley, Saturday, Nov. 22.
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