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  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Richard and Carol Shaver sprinkle dirt taken from the shortstop area of the Westerville North High School softball field on a tree being planted Nov. 19 in memory of their daughter, Jamie Shaver Mayberry. Mayberry was a 1992 graduate of Westerville North, where she was a star shortstop for the softball team.

    Tree stands as symbol of strength, motivation

    Classmates from high school and college remember Jamie Shaver Mayberry racing around softball bases, her sandy hair covered in diamond dust.
  • Weather where you live

    Team predicts first measurable snowfall

    When can we expect our first snow of the season?
  • Village Lights

    GARY SEMAN JR./THISWEEK
    Artist Michael Dickinson paints the windows at Schmidt's Fudge Haus in advance of Village Lights, slated for 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4. Schmidt's Fudge Haus, Schmidt's Sausage Haus und Restaurant and the Red Stable, all located on East Kossuth Street, are participating in the event, as will many other businesses throughout German Village.

    Stage set for holiday cheer, fun

    Per tradition, the cluster of businesses on South Kossuth Street will usher in the yuletide cheer for Village Lights.
  • Marching Orders

    Check out ThisWeek's new special section devoted to the U.S. Armed Forces, with videos, stories, military notes, links and a veterans resource guide.
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Sports

  • Football

    JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEK
    Hartley's Anthony Whitney celebrates the Hawks' 24-21 win over Steubenville in the Division IV state championship game Dec. 2 at Ohio State.

    Hawks down Steubenville on field goal to defend title

    It had been more than a decade and a half since a Central District program accomplished what the Hartley High School football team did Dec. 2 when it captured its second consecutive Division IV state championship.
  • Super 25 football team

    Aaron Latiolais, Heath

    Latiolais rarely came off field for Bulldogs

    With the first undefeated regular season in the Heath High School football team's 53-year history on the line Oct. 28 against Johnstown, Aaron Latiolais was ready for the challenge.
  • Athletes of the Year

    Honorees highlight 2016 fall season

    As the fall season winds down, it’s time to announce our Athletes of the Year.
Coffman Roundup

Hockey team aiming for return to state

The postseason run the Dublin Coffman High School hockey team put together last season had the exact effect that fourth-year coach Darcy Cahill was hoping it would during the offseason.
Reynoldsburg Roundup

Girls squad intends to prove itself

Despite not winning its league and having no seniors a year ago, the Reynoldsburg High School girls basketball team led eventual state-champion Wadsworth after three quarters before eventually falling to the Grizzlies in a Division I state semifinal.
Upper Arlington Roundup

Girls basketball team focusing on guard play

Macy Spielman is a point guard by trade, but as one of two returning starters for the Upper Arlington High School girls basketball team, the 5-foot-10 sophomore doesn't necessarily know where she'll be on the floor at any given time this season.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • JONATHAN QUILTER/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Austin Harrison steams a meal at CoreLife Eatery at 8742 Sancus Blvd. at Polaris on Nov. 30. Central Ohio's latest quick-serve restaurant, which allows patrons to build their own bowl-based meals, encourages diners to enjoy a healthful meal as part of an active lifestyle.

    CoreLife promotes healthful food, lifestyle

    CoreLife Eatery doesn't demand customers eat well -- but it's strongly encouraged.
  • BARBARA J. PERENIC/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    General manager Keli Flanagan said the new Napa Kitchen & Bar in Dublin is "trying to accommodate all kinds of different dining experiences."

    Dublin's Napa eatery raises toast to West Coast

    Napa Kitchen & Bar should give Dublin a taste of California wine country.
  • JONATHAN QUILTER/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Co-owners Aaron Mercier (left) and John Havens first met as students at the Wellington School in Upper Arlington. They've opened Rooks Tavern, a dry-rub barbecue restaurant on Chittenden Avenue near the Ohio State campus.

    Founders hope patrons crow about Rooks Tavern

    Rooks Tavern is using primitive cooking techniques -- smoke and fire -- to enhance a modern, sophisticated menu.

Staff Q&A:

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Block's Bagels

New year holds promise of new chapter

Block's Bagels, an East Side community landmark that will mark its 50th anniversary this month, is scheduled to reopen in early 2017 at 3012 E. Broad St.

Spurlock: Holy Chicken not a hoax

Time will tell whether Holy Chicken is a scam or sincere. But its founder and independent filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock, said the fast-food concept is here to stay and he plans to make Columbus home to Holy Chicken's first brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Behind the Menu | Carsonie's keeps customers coming

Carsonie’s Stromboli & Pizza Kitchen in Upper Arlington emerged from the recession in good shape.
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