VIDEOThe Beat is typically all about the arts — but we’re sports fans, too, just like most of you. The annual Ohio Cup, a vintage base ball (yes, it used to be two words) tournament/festival hosted by the Ohio Village Muffins, is a real treat.
Reynoldsburg Tomato FestivalOrganizers estimate more than 5,000 people visited the 49th annual Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival last weekend, sampling fried green tomatoes, tomato-flavored ice cream, funnel cakes and other fair foods, or listening to live bands and sipping a brew in the beer garden.
The Ferret Buckeye Bash, the annual show put on by Heart of Ohio Ferret Association and Rescue Inc., raises funds to care for the mischievous pets left homeless for one reason or another.
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$81,000 contract with Huffmaster
With a possible teachers strike pending, Reynoldsburg school board members voted 4-0 Tuesday night, Aug. 19, to hire a firm that provides substitutes to cross picket lines.
Eminent domain case
After four years of legal battles, James Taylor, owner of the US Bank property at 833 S. State St., is one step closer to a $1.3 million check from the city.
The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek, a new Cameron Mitchell upscale steak house, is hiring at Rogers Market.
Columbus Duck Race & Run
A central Ohio couple hope the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital might save their 2-year-old daughter, who has a disease for which no treatment or cure is available.
Olympic Swim Club
For the first time in more than two decades, Olympic Swim Club’s owners have hired night security in response to recent break-ins and instances of vandalism.
Pataskala Ward 1
The 320 First Ward residents who turned out for an Aug. 19 recall election voted almost two to one to retain Pataskala City Councilwoman Pat Sagar, according to unofficial results from the Licking County Board of Elections.
Nationwide Children's Hospital revealed a new development plan that would put a seven-story, 200,000-square-foot building on the outskirts of German Village.
The Groveport Madison Board of Education approved a resolution at its Aug. 13 meeting that will move plans for a new high school closer to an architect's drawing board.
It's what some German Village residents have wanted for quite some time: an additional pedestrian crossing on busy Whittier Street.
A social media post announcing a night of lawlessness and violence in Delaware appears unrelated to any credible threats, according to Delaware County law enforcement officials.
Boys SoccerWith 12 seniors on his roster, Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer coach Rick Collins sees no reason to lower expectations.
Girls SoccerThe goals remain the same for the Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team.
Girls TennisPickerington High School Central girls tennis coach Kelli Rings would be happy if her team's season lasted just as long this year as last.
The Thomas Worthington High School boys soccer team is hoping to pick up where it left off last season.
After reaching a Division I district final each of the past two seasons, the Westerville Central High School boys soccer team is hoping to advance further this year.
Upper Arlington Roundup
Upper Arlington girls soccer coach Chris Merrick hopes to lose count of how many of his players touch the ball during any given possession this season.
The inevitable turnover that impacts every high school sports team has hit the Pickerington North girls soccer squad a little harder than expected.
Many Powell residents place heavy traffic among their top complaints about the city.
To say that the cross-country journey made in 1964 by author Ken Kesey and his band of "Merry Pranksters" in a painted school bus christened Further was a "trip" is a double-meaning of the highest order.
The crisp, refreshing flavors include melon, lime and grapefruit notes, Wine Wisdom columnist Roger Gentile says.