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    Gabriela Mershad of New Albany competes with Skara Glen's Basel on Sept. 21 in the New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix.

    Volunteers are crucial to Classic's success

    The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day on Sept. 21 was attended by 15,000 people and raised an estimated $1.7 million for the Center for Family Safety and Healing, a nonprofit that partners with other organizations to stop family violence.
    Drivers race toward the finish line during an elimination race of the Little Brown Jug, held Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. For more photos, see Page A8 or visit the Delaware page at

    Harness racing 'alive and well' in Delaware

    Limelight Beach captured the Little Brown Jug on a perfect day for racing in Delaware.
    The John Deere Titan II columbine slide is the latest addition at Leeds Farm.

    Leeds Farm opens this weekend, celebrates 20 years with special activities

    Leeds Farm opens this weekend for its annual season, offering hay rides, zip lines, pumpkins and more.
  • Heroin has become a local epidemic. No longer an inner-city problem, it pervades every central Ohio suburb. It's a community problem. Young people are getting hooked in increasing numbers. For some, there is hope through rehabilitation and treatment. For others, the story ends tragically in death.

    Heroin Hits Home

    In this three-week series, ThisWeek Community News talks to law enforcement, school officials, treatment professionals and addicts about the extremely addictive drug and what can be done to solve the problem. Week one looks at the faces of addiction.

Fire destroys Northland apartment building

A fire at an apartment building off Tamarack Boulevard sent 10 people, including four children, to the hospital early Sept. 23.

School board reviews $7.5 million in potential cuts if ballot issue fails

The New Albany-Plain Local school board on Sept. 22 reviewed $7.5 million in potential cuts if Issue 3 fails in the November general election.
District bus service

Policy has families fuming over loss

A handful of concerned Bexley families have voiced concerns over the abrupt halt of bus services affecting a number of high school students, including those with special needs, two weeks into the school year.

Another car wash has High Street in its sights

A Goo Goo was a no-go in south Clintonville. Now a Moo Moo wants to move into a more northern part of the neighborhood.
Columbus City Schools

Officials not happy with latest report card, but note progress

On the surface, Columbus City Schools showed a less-than-impressive performance on the latest state report card, earning five F's, one D, one C and two A's.

Roundabout opens at Market and Main in New Albany

The roundabout at Market and Main streets opened Sept. 20 after nearly four months of construction, but city officials warned parts of it will be closed this fall as more features are added.

Grouping of proposed charter changes raising concerns

The grouping of proposed Columbus city charter revisions voters will face Nov. 4 has raised some concerns for League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus members, said David Patton, chairman of the education committee.
Strike Update

Open office hours cancelled, students chafe at strict class schedule

Reynoldsburg schools announced on Sept. 22, that open office hours with Superintendent Tina Thomas-Manning have been cancelled for the next two weeks.

Black Point opens Oct. 2 in Short North

Hyde Park Restaurant Group’s splashy new seafood restaurant is slated to open Oct. 2 in the Short North.
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Prep football mercy rule has its share of detractors

There were several rules changes implemented by the Ohio High School Athletic Association for football this season, with the most notable being the addition of a mercy rule.
Boys Golf

Jerome completes perfect run to OCC title

The Dublin Jerome High School boys golf team clinched its 11th league championship in as many years of existence.
Watterson Roundup

Girls golf team wins 12th straight MOGGL title

The Watterson High School girls golf team had more than twice as many opponents to contend with in the MOGGL this season after the league decided to no longer divide its 12 teams into two six-team divisions.
Girls Tennis

Pickerington Central wins seventh straight league championship

With the OCC-Ohio Division championship secured, Pickerington High School Central girls tennis coach Kelli Rings is confident the Tigers are ready to tackle the next phase of their season.
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  • Table Talk

    Jenso Soto poses for a portrait at the newly opened Mezcal on Hard Road.

    Chef takes different approach to Mexican at Mezcal

    The new restaurant on the Northwest Side puts a spin on several classic dishes.
    BalletMet Columbus dancer Courtney Muscroft, Columbus Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jean-Sebastian Roy and Opera Columbus singer Katherine Rohrer represent the three arts companies that will present Twisted Sept. 25-28 in the Ohio Theatre. Tickets start at $10. Visit

    'Twisted' marks landmark collaborative artistic effort

    If you combined Opera Columbus, BalletMet Columbus and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra all in the same program -- and on stage simultaneously -- things could get pretty twisted.

Orchestra transforms Carpenter's tunes

Songs From the Movie is a record that Mary Chapin Carpenter had wanted to make for some time.

Fischer's Fab Five

Really, it's enough to say the Columbus Jazz Orchestra will be joined by singer Mary Wilson. Columbus' own big-time big band joined by as big-time a female singer as there is? Yeah, that's enough.
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