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  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    Westerville police officer Colin Phillips sits with his new K9 officer, Rigby, in between training exercises April 28 at Ohio State University.

    New officer on fast track in fighting crime

    The newest officer with the Westerville Division of Police officially started his job this week, and at just 2 years old, he's the youngest member of the force.
  • 19th Metro Park

    TOM DODGE/DISPATCH
    Tim Moloney, executive director for Metro Parks, sits at the urban backpacking trail campsite May 2 at the new Scioto Grove Metro Park.

    Hiking touted at Scioto Grove

    Backpacking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking are some of the activities available at the newest Metro Park located along the Scioto River in Grove City.
  • Jefferson Award winner

    SARAH SOLE/THISWEEK
    New Albany resident Beth Gibson won a Jefferson Award for founding Buddy Up Tennis, an organization that helps children and young adults with Down syndrome play tennis.

    Gibson matches up tennis 'buddies'

    Buddy Up Tennis, a fitness program for children and young adults with Down syndrome, began with one boy and one coach, according to founder and New Albany resident Beth Gibson.
  • KEVIN PARKS/THISWEEK
    The title characters in Heathers: The Musical (from left) Sarina Hyland, Kelsey Hopkins and Elizabeth Zimmerman rehearse a scene April 27 from the production.

    Musical takes macabre look at high school life

    A darkly comic musical based on a darkly comic movie will have its regional premier under the bright lights at the Northland Performing Arts Center.
  • Be prepared for hailstorms

    It is not unusual to see hail in severe thunderstorms, but the amount and size of hail this year has been amazing.
  • Veterans resource guide

    Guide to benefits, health resources and more for veterans of all eras.
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Sports

  • Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Maddie Lusk of Johnstown-Monroe dives back to third base after avoiding the tag by Northridge's Madie Legg during their game April 18. The Johnnies were 17-7 overall and 8-3 in the LCL-Cardinal and had clinched at least a share of their first league championship since 2008 before playing Licking Heights on May 5.

    Softball team wins outright league title

    Maddi Lusk and Erin McConnell had waited awhile for this.
  • Boys Tennis

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Christian Keen and the North boys tennis team will play at Gahanna on Friday, May 6, seeking their fifth consecutive OCC-Ohio Division championship.

    Panthers on cusp of OCC title

    For all the changes the Pickerington High School North boys tennis team has endured this season, one thing has remained the same.
  • National Signing Day: Where they're going

    Numerous central Ohio high school athletes have made their college decision. See the latest list and check back for updates.
Marysville Roundup

Cruise, Kennedy make their mark

Marysville High School's Blake Cruise and Kathleen Kennedy have vaulted their way into the track and field program's record book, and each has aspirations of even higher goals.
Softball

Reynoldsburg snaps 101-game league losing streak

For the first time since the 2009 season, the Reynoldsburg High School softball team has earned a league victory.
Lacrosse

Recruiting standard undergoing review

Matt Triplet and Jack DeSantis had what in other sports could be considered a curious exchange the first time they met.
Football

Lee, Perry, Vannett selected in NFL draft

After not having any players from central Ohio selected in either of the last two NFL drafts, three were chosen during this year’s event held April 28-30 in Chicago.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • ERIC ALBRECHT/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Helen Wong, manager of the Dessert Bowl, displays some of the desserts and appetizers offered in the university-area restaurant.

    Exotic desserts offered at campus-area shop

    An alternative to ice-cream cones and frozen yogurt has joined the Columbus dessert scene just in time for summer.
  • Courtesy of Corso Ventures
    This rendering shows the proposed patio expansion at Standard Hall, which is set to open in June in the Short North.

    Standard hopes to set just that for service, ambience

    The buildout of the Short North continues.

Ruby bringing steakhouse to downtown Columbus

A Jeff Ruby steakhouse is coming to Columbus.
German Village

Commission recommends against Schmidt’s expansion

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant will forge ahead with plans to expand despite disapproval from the German Village Commission.

Cap City announces Bridge Park location

Cap City Fine Diner and Bar will join the Bridge Park development in Dublin.

Staff Q&A

Question of the week: Is Korean gochujang the next big condiment?
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