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  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Eighth-grader Manasa Akella, 13, looks to the white board for the dimensions of a sheet of wood while working on a project Nov. 20 in the New Albany-Plain Local Fab Lab.

    Students of all ages using Fab Lab

    Students from New Albany and other districts are learning how products are made through the New Albany-Plain Local Fab Lab, an MIT fabrication laboratory that opened at the high school this fall.
  • CHRIS PARKER/THISWEEKNEWS
    The Rev. Tim Muller of Ascension Lutheran Church on Morse Road said he is especially grateful this Thanksgiving for the person whose donation of organs and tissues through Lifeline of Ohio made the surgical repair of his injured shoulder possible. Muller fell and shattered his right shoulder last December and completed nine months of post-surgical physical therapy.

    Minister thankful for unknown tissue donor

    The Rev. Tim Muller is especially thankful this holiday season, his first with a shoulder that was surgically repaired using bone from an unknown donor.
  • STEFANIE HAUCK/THISWEEKNEWS
    The new entrance to the planetarium at COSI Columbus.

    COSI planetarium returns after 10-year hiatus

    When COSI kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration in March, part of the event included launching a campaign to reopen the planetarium.
  • Weather where you live

    'Project Prepare': Know terms to help keep your family safe

    WBNS-10TV and the American Red Cross are teaming up to keep you and your family safe as winter weather approaches. "Project Prepare" is a multi-year educational initiative to help Central Ohio plan for severe weather and other natural disasters.

Mayor Coleman announces he won't run next year

Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced his time as mayor will end when his fourth term is up next year.

Grove City soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Grove City soldier was killed in Afghanistan.

Gahanna-Jefferson educators testify before legislature on testing limits

Gahanna-Jefferson educators recently addressed the Education Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives, challenging them to make sure school is a place for learning and not just testing.

Apartment developers fulfill pledge, file lawsuit

The developers of a planned Powell apartment complex have made good on their promise to sue to overturn a city charter amendment aimed at blocking multifamily housing developments.

FCCS seeks Holiday Wish donations

Franklin County Children Services is seeking to make a brighter Christmas for local youngsters.

UA's police dispatchers receive new, 3-year contract

Upper Arlington's police dispatchers have a new contract in place that spells out raises ranging from 2 percent to 2.75 percent over three years.
Volunteer Citizen of the Year

VETMotorsports founder honored for service

An Upper Arlington man who founded a nonprofit motorsports organization to give renewed purpose to military veterans last week was named the 2014 Columbus Volunteer Citizen of the Year.

Uptown Westerville appreciates plug for Small Business Saturday

While Uptown Westerville and its small shops and businesses are often a focal point of the local community, the national Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 has local merchants hoping for a boost in both profits and awareness.
Association's appeal

SBNA challenges approval, January hearing scheduled

The final chapter has yet to be written in the drama surrounding Capital University's plan to add light poles and a new sound system to its Bernlohr Stadium.
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Sports

  • Girls Basketball

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    Pickerington Central senior guard Taylor Johnson is among the 12 central Ohio girls basketball players selected to ThisWeekSPORTS.com's Preseason Super 12 team.

    Preseason Super 12 Team, Super 7 Poll

    A year ago, the two teams that represented central Ohio at the state girls basketball tournament were eventual Division III state champion Africentric and first-time Division I state qualifier Dublin Coffman.
  • Athletes of the Year

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    Dublin Jerome's Ellee Bullock finished 24-1 and won the OCC-Cardinal Division Player of the Year, as well as sectional and district championships.

    Top performers highlight fall season

    As the fall season winds down, it’s time to announce our Athletes of the Year.
  • 2014 Super 25 Football Team

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    Dublin Coffman junior quarterback Gunnar Hoak completed 174 of 267 passes (65.2 percent) for 2,572 yards with 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Shamrocks finished 11-1.

    Work ethic helps send Coffman's Hoak to top

    It's an hour before practice, and Gunnar Hoak already is on the field.
Football - Division II State Semifinal

Olentangy vs. Cincinnati La Salle

The Olentangy High School football team had just won its first regional championship, and despite some smiles, high-fives and celebratory dancing in the locker room Nov. 21 at Westerville Central, at least one player did his best to downplay history.
Football - Division V State Semifinal

Hartley vs. Canton Central Catholic

As he held the regional championship trophy, Hartley High School senior football player Cavell Bennett tried to savor the moment.
Girls Basketball

Bradley shooting for district title

The Hilliard Bradley High School girls basketball team has its sights set on winning its second district championship.
Girls Basketball

Central Crossing looks to rise in OCC standings

The Central Crossing High School girls basketball team plans to be better than its 5-18 record of a season ago.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

    GARY SEMAN JR./THISWEEKNEWS
    Todd Mills poses with homemade raspberry pop at his new restaurant, Acre, located at 2700 N. High St. in Clintonville.

    MBA project leads to fertile Acre in Clintonville area

    The latest farm-to-plate restaurant takes over the former Talita’s location at 2700 N. High St.
  • Sierra Hull will play Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza Friday, Nov. 21.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    The Columbus Symphony Orchestra has always sounded great, but, beginning with its concerts Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, at the Ohio Theatre, audiences will hear it in a whole new way.
  • BIG Something will be in concert Nov. 29, at Skully's Music Diner.

    Fischer's (early) Fab Five

    Welcome to the Nov. 27 edition of the Fab Five a week early. Next week's edition of The Beat will be our annual preview of holiday season shows.

Random notes

Attention high school bands: The third annual Instaband contest, sponsored by Groove U is coming up. The competition will be held over a few weekends in February 2015 -- live shows to determine central Ohio's top band composed of high school musicians. Twenty bands will be selected to participate.

Symphony seeks educator nods

The Columbus Symphony is accepting nominations for its annual Music Educator Awards, honoring individuals who make a difference in the community through their dedication to music education and their efforts to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for music education.

Elvis tribute concert planned

The Martin Janis Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds will host "4 Shades of Elvis," a tribute to the music of Elvis Presley, Saturday, Nov. 22.
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