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    Store owner Cathy Daum (left) works with Cynthia Adkins during a workshop Friday, July 24, at Quilt Beginnings, 6591 Sawmill Road. Daum recently was named Rookie of the Year by sewing machine manufacturer Bernina of America.

    Quilter's journey has many pieces

    It took Cathy Daum 17 years to complete her first quilt.
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    Olivia Bump (left) of Clintonville, who attends both Whetstone High School and the Ohio State School for the Blind, rehearses Friday, July 24, as a member of the All-Ohio State Youth Choir. The choir will perform up to eight times a day during the state fair.

    Teen hits right notes in state choir

    Olivia Bump has perfect pitch, which is practically perfect for being a member of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.
  • Drug epidemic

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    Chief Floyd Golden said the Marysville Division of Police has used these opioid overdose kits, which contain naloxone hydrochloride, twice since officers began carrying them in June.

    Spike in ODs spurs police to act

    Eighty law enforcement officers in Union County are now equipped with an opioid overdose drug that can mean the difference between a second chance and a tragic end.
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    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.
  • Weather where you live

    Soggy, cool summer now half over

    Time sure flies! Here we are halfway through summer, and some of you may be wondering if summer passed us by.
  • ThisWeek News' E-Edition

    It's like reading the paper without the actual paper.
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Sports

  • Week 5: Nos. 6-10

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    Dublin Coffman wide receiver Jake Stoneburner eludes Pickerington Central's Eisen Hardey during their Division I regional semifinal in 2007. Stoneburner, who later played at Ohio State, finished with 74 catches and 15 touchdowns as the Shamrocks went 13-1, losing to Cincinnati St. Xavier 10-7 in a state semifinal.

    Greatness doesn't hinge on title

    Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.
  • Football

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    South receiver Abu Daramy (left) breaks a tackle from Hilliard Bradley's Demias Herd during a game last season. Daramy, a Yale recruit, often thinks about his father, Abu-Bakarr Daramy, who was killed during the civil war in Sierra Leone in West Africa in 1996 -- less than four months before Abu Daramy was born.

    Father continues to inspire Daramy

    Lining up at wide receiver or kick returner for the Westerville South High School football team, Abu Daramy often would think about his father, Abu-Bakarr Daramy.
  • Tri-County Aquatics League

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    Jamie Zang and the Pickerington Tiger Sharks were second in Division III with 146 points.

    Chevington Woods shines at championships

    The Chevington Woods Kingfish finished first in 31 of 77 events during the 11-team Tri-County Aquatic League championships held July 23 and 24 at the Canal Winchester Municipal Pool.
  • Surburban East Swim League

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    Eastmoor's Tyler Mansfield won the 50-yard butterfly, 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke in the girls 15-18 division of the SESL Championships on July 23 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.

    Eastmoor secures varsity championship

    The Eastmoor Swordfish set Suburban East Swim League meet records in five events en route to winning their third consecutive Varsity Division championship July 23 at Gahanna Swim and Racquet Club.
North-East-West Swim League

Dublin Arctic edges Pacific for title

Moments after it was announced that the Dublin Arctic swimming team had won the North-East-West (NEW) league championship July 20 at Dublin Community Pool North, coach Katie Mathews used the word "shocked" to describe how she and her athletes felt about the title.

Weather hampers new turf project at Newark's White Field

The true summer weather that arrived last week was welcomed not only by sunbathers, but also by Newark High School.
Softball

Cooper does it all in first year for Bobcats

Mikayla Cooper knew she would have an opportunity to play as a freshman on the Ohio University softball team.
Football

Spielman camp mixes instruction, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    Owners Harold "Sam" Baker (left) and Melanie Baker and general manager Steve Muntean pose for a portrait at Harold's American Grille, 671 High St., last Thursday, July 16. The new restaurant, which was slated to open Wednesday, July 22, will feature classic American cuisine.

    Crowded restaurant scene no problem for Harold's owners

    When Harold "Sam" Baker moved his office to Old Worthington 30 years ago, he said the area was rife with vacancies.
  • James Cotton will perform Friday, July 24, as part of the Rhythm on the River concert series.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    Bluesman James Cotton isn't called "Superharp" just because.

Ohio State Fair: Music as varied as food

The Ohio State Fair, in all its glory, an event so grand that a Critic Crony once dubbed it "the biggest (adjective deleted) fair in the world," opens next week.
First Draft

Breakfast stout is soft, smooth and luxurious

When most people think of warm-weather beers, they think of patio pilsners, lawn-mowing lagers and backyard blonde ales. Dark beer is a mere afterthought during the summer months.

Question of the week: Are paletas the next big thing?

Some ThisWeek staffers say yes, others no. Still others ask, "What's a paleta?"

Restaurateurs: Liquor will flow again at Corbin's

After serving as the flagship home of Prohibition, Westerville doesn't have many historic alcohol-related locations.
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