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  • CHRIS PARKER/THISWEEKNEWS
    Wright Elementary School librarian Marisa Saelzler has her photo taken with students Eyhad Tiba (right) and Haja Dabo after the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Little Free Library installed by Saelzler at the school Monday, June 1.

    Little Free Libraries are being created in Dublin

    A little library could do big things for students this summer.
  • ERIC GEORGE/THISWEEKNEWS (2)
    Grove City Mayor Ike Stage (center) speaks to Metro Parks Director Tim Moloney (right) at the groundbreaking ceremony for Scioto Grove Metro Park Thursday May 28. Additional photos online at ThisWeekNEWS.com/GroveCity.

    Scioto Grove, 600 riverfront acres 'fill void'

    Officials hiked through mud, gravel and tall grass last week to help make way for central Ohio's newest Metro Park.
  • ANDREW MILLER/THISWEEKNEWS
    A Vietnam War-era Huey helicopter lands at Motts Military Museum in Groveport, delivering guests invited to participate in the May 23 opening of a new wing at the museum.

    Motts Museum expansion funded by private donations

    After 10 years in the making, a new wing opened at Motts Military Museum over Memorial Day weekend -- doubling the size of the current exhibition space.
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    Children cool off in the pop-up fountain at Easton Town Center.

    Free events abound at Easton Town Center this summer

    If you're looking to save some money but still have fun this summer, you might want to check out the many planned events at Easton Town Center.
  • PAUL VERNON/THISWEEKNEWS
    Jane Hartman of Hilliard looks at a pepper for sale by John Evans and his son, Samuel, 7, of That's My Farmer of Galion on July 22, 2014 during the Hilliard weekly farmers market.

    Farm markets

    Looking to buy local? Then check out our guide to seasonal farm markets.
  • 2015 Memorial Tournament preview

    As the tournament that Jack built tees off for the 40th time, the sights, the course and the atmosphere make this PGA Tour stop special for both golfers and fans.
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Sports

  • Regional Champions -- Baseball

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    The Central baseball team celebrates with the championship trophy following a 9-6 victory over Olentangy Liberty in a Division I regional final May 29 at Dublin Coffman. The Warhawks will play Cleveland St. Ignatius in a state semifinal Thursday, June 4, at Huntington Park.

    Central heading to state tourney

    Since Westerville Central High School opened in 2003, the baseball team has enjoyed success at the district level, especially recently.
  • State Champions -- Girls Lacrosse

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKSPORTS
    Upper Arlington girls lacrosse players (from left) Anna Schildmeyer, Anna Piscopo, Molly Plasket, Olivia Schildmeyer and Mary Nicole Scott celebrate a goal by Olivia Schildmeyer in the first half of the Bears' 13-8 win over Medina in a Division I state semifinal May 29 at Westerville Central. UA defeated Cincinnati Sycamore 12-8 in the state final the next day to win its second state championship in three years and sixth overall.

    Bears defeat Aviators for title

    Upper Arlington High School girls lacrosse coach Wendy Pinta admits not all state championships are created equal.
  • State Champions -- Boys Volleyball

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    Darby's Patrick Snyder celebrates with teammates May 30 during the Panthers' five-set victory over Cincinnati St. Xavier in a Division I state quarterfinal at Capital. Darby won the state title with a five-set victory over Beavercreek a day later.

    Panthers handle pressure, win title

    The timing was right for the Hilliard Darby High School boys volleyball team.
  • 2015 Memorial Tournament preview

    As the tournament that Jack built tees off for the 40th time, the sights, the course and the atmosphere make this PGA Tour stop special for both golfers and fans.
Regional Champions -- Track & Field

North boys win another regional title

The Pickerington High School North boys track and field team advanced to state in most of the events it expected to and even had some competitors who were less certain of making it join what it hopes is a big celebration this weekend.
Boys Lacrosse

Liberty rolls past 'Rocks, wins region

It had been a long day for the Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team, but the wait was worthwhile.
Track & Field

Comets advance pair to state

The Central Crossing High School girls track and field team never advanced more than one individual athlete to the Division I state meet in any given season through its first 12 years of existence.
Softball

Lions win fifth district title in six years

Winners of five Division I district championships in six seasons, the Gahanna Lincoln High School softball team has gotten pretty comfortable with its setting at the regional tournament.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Juan Ramirez has opened Alegria's Seafood at 2584 Bethel Road in the Carriage Place Shopping Center with his wife, Melissa. The grand opening was held May 5. In front of Ramirez is the large seafood soup and large red snapper Nayarit style.

    Seafood restaurant docks at new port of call

    Alegria’s Seafood has moved from Dublin to a cozier storefront on Bethel Road.
  • Cirque du Soleil's Kooza

    Cirque du Soleil will bring Kooza to Columbus June 4 through July 5, performing in its giant blue and yellow big-top setup on West Mound Street at the future home of the Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex (the former Cooper Stadium site).

    Ibarra's risky work with wheel makes the show

    When Cirque du Soleil performer Jimmy Ibarra was asked by The Beat how he came to be an acrobat on the apparatus called the Wheel of Death, his first answer was, "it was crazy."

Soprano Zamora finds calling with Opera Columbus

Soprano Camille Zamora will phone in half of her performances with Opera Columbus next week.

Fischer's Fab 5

Admit it. Twenty-five years ago, you were in your 20s and you went to see the Rolling Stones because "how much longer are they going to be around?" And now you're the age they were then and they're the age your parents are now and you're going to Ohio Stadium on Saturday, May 30, because ... well, you know why.
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