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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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  • 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.
  • Football

    Olentangy senior quarterback Deeb Haber has passed for 2,835 yards and 31 touchdowns this season and is 29-4 as a starter in his career.

    Olentangy's Haber named Super 25 captain

    It might sound surprising to hear from a quarterback who is closing in on 7,000 career passing yards, but Olentangy High School's Deeb Haber long considered college baseball his future rather than football.

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.
Girls Basketball

Tigers playing with urgency, determination

The Pickerington High School Central girls basketball team opened Nov. 21 with a 59-43 home win over Upper Arlington, eight months and 16 days after last season ended with a second consecutive district semifinal loss.
Reynoldsburg Roundup

Girls basketball team features young talent

Despite the loss of five 2015 graduates, Reynoldsburg High School girls basketball coach Jack Purtell was feeling optimistic about his team's potential throughout the preseason thanks to a solid group of young players.
Athletes of the Year

Honorees highlight 2015 fall season

As the fall season winds down, it's time to announce our Athletes of the Year.
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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.

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

Many ThisWeek staffers prefer the fruit by itself.

Annual JCC film fest continues

Event tries to appeal to varied tastes.
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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