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  • Actors (from left) Tim Browning, Todd Covert and Ralph Scott appear in A Portable Theatre's spoof, "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)," opening Sunday, Dec. 6, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

    'Warped' play drains sap from Christmas stories

    Diana Vance, who is in charge of costumes, props and sound effects for A Portable Theatre's upcoming holiday production of Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!), has heard the spoof rehearsed many, many times.
    John Umpleby, chairman of the annual Charity Newsies fund drive, stands among some of the coats stored at the Charity Newsies building in Columbus. The coats and other clothing will be donated to Franklin County children in need. Charity Newsies volunteers will collect cash donations on street corners at several central Ohio locations Dec. 12 during the 108th annual Charity Newsies fundraising drive.

    Extra, extra! Newsies in streets Dec. 12

    It will be a familiar sight for central Ohioans: Charity Newsies volunteers will hit the streets Dec. 12 to raise money to help clothe Franklin County's school-age children in need.
  • Veterans resource guide

    Guide to benefits, health resources and more for veterans of all eras.
  • Weather where you live

    Snow may be late this year

    Halloween has come and gone. The leaves are almost down. Thanksgiving is a week away.
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  • Football

    Pete Dunkle (left) and Glenn Cheney of the Grandview Heights football team struggle with their emotions following a 13-9 loss to Kirtland in a Division VI state semifinal Nov. 28 at Mansfield Madison. The Bobcats finished 12-2.

    Kirtland ends Bobcats' record season

    A record season came to an end for the Grandview Heights High School football team Nov. 28 at Mansfield Madison.
  • Div. IV - State Title Preview

    Hartley quarterback Jake Ruby is tackled by Middletown Fenwick's Logan Gearhart during the Hawks' 26-14 win in a Division IV state semifinal Nov. 28 at Wilmington. Hartley will play Steubenville in the state final Nov. 5 in Ohio Stadium.

    Hartley vs. Steubenville

    Similarly to the last time the Hartley High School football team competed in a state championship game, its opponent has one of the state's richest traditions.
  • Division IV, State Semifinal

    Fred Squillante | The Columbus Dispatch
    Hartley coach Brad Burchfield hugs quarterback Jake Ruby after the Hawks defeated Middletown Fenwick 26-14 in a Division IV state semifinal Nov. 28 at Wilmington.

    Hartley 26, Middletown Fenwick 14

    WILMINGTON — Hartley High School football coach Brad Burchfield jokingly said that all he heard was “crickets” while standing with his players on the sideline as he made the most crucial fourth-down decision of a Division IV state semifinal against Middletown Fenwick.
Boys Basketball

'Cats aim for return trip to state

After reaching the Division I state title game a season ago and with the nucleus of that squad back, Westerville South High School boys basketball coach Ed Calo and his players understand there are high expectations for the team.
Whitehall-Yearling Roundup

Rams expect to advance in postseason

With a strong returning nucleus and several key additions, Whitehall-Yearling High School boys basketball coach Drew Williams expects his team to again advance far into the postseason.

Divisions I and II AP All-Ohio teams

Seventeen central Ohio football players earned first-team honors on the Associated Press all-Ohio teams for Divisions I and II announced Nov 30.

Area features plethora of standout basketball talent

Of the four central Ohio high school boys basketball teams that won Division I district championships a year ago, three have returned experienced casts headlined by players who made either first- or second-team all-district.
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  • Table Talk

    Troy Bellot ladles sauce on the Jamaican taco salad Nov. 18 at Passport Cafe & Catering near Grandview Heights. Bellot and two partners soon will open Passport Public House in Kikyo, a sushi restaurant at 3706 Riverside Drive. Kikyo will remain open for the time being. Passport Public House is expected to open in mid-February.

    Passport Café owner thinks new concept will take off

    Troy Bellot plans to open Passport Public House by Valentine’s Day in Upper Arlington.

German Village gets first look at Rockmill Brewery plans

Adding a brewpub to German Village doesn’t sit well with some residents, who say they worry about parking, noise and additional litter in the area.

Staff Q&A: Do you prefer your cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto?

Many ThisWeek staffers prefer the fruit by itself.
Zaftig Brewing

Zaftig Brewing: License transfer will clear the way for move

Zaftig Brewing is expanding its presence in Worthington, and soon will move to a site more than five times as large as its current location.
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