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    Mifflin Township firefighters Matt Crotty and Steve Fagen enter a home on South Hamilton Road as part of a training drill.

    Emergency responders train using Hamilton Road homes

    About 200 central Ohio emergency responders will have had an opportunity to train in Gahanna by the time 10 homes are demolished along South Hamilton Road and Rocky Fork South this month.
    Sarah Overdier performing at the 2014 Columbus Arts Festival.

    Festival musician happy to return to 'second home'

    At this weekend's annual Westerville Music & Arts Festival, visitors will see some familiar faces on the event's two stages.
    Sean Schultz and Evan McCullen are the owners of Strange Loop Records in the Grandview area. The shop, which opened in November, specializes in vinyl and hosts concerts and comedy events.

    Love awaits music buffs at Strange Loop

    As school-age friends attending Columbus Academy, Sean Schultz and Evan McCullen shared a love of music and a dream.
  • Franklin County Fair

    Truitt Thomas of Urbana readies his lawn mower for an upcoming competition Saturday, July 19, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard. This is the first year a lawn mower class has been included in the fair's demolition derby.

    Lawn mowers added to demolition derby

    Demolition derbies are a tradition at the Franklin County Fair, but this year, the fair is showcasing a first-of-its-kind, last-driver-standing competition.
  • Guide to central Ohio farmers' markets

    Shopping at a farmers' market is a great way to eat local and get fresh, flavorful produce. Find a market near you in our county by county guide to area markets.
Hastings Middle School

UA police charge three juveniles with aggravated robbery

Upper Arlington police have charged three teenage boys accused of beating a 17-year-old boy during a failed robbery attempt at a local school.

Extension of PROS tax up to voters

At its final regular meeting of the summer July 1, Westerville City Council unanimously passed a resolution to place a 20-year extension of the city's 0.25-percent income tax for parks projects on November's ballot.

Yard could be generating millions for city by 2020

With the influx of 3,000 jobs from Nationwide Insurance's corporate campus, Grandview Heights is projected to see its net income-tax revenue from the Grandview Yard development increase sixfold by 2020.
July 15 at Encore Performing Arts Center

School board meeting will be held in larger venue

The Reynoldsburg Board of Education has switched the location of its July 15 meeting to accommodate the "large turnout of teachers" that Reynoldsburg Education Association (REA) spokeswoman Gina Daniels said is expected to attend.

Hilliard police to hotel tenants: 'We're watching'

Hilliard police say a recent operation achieved the desired results of reducing criminal activity at the city's hotels.

Pier One e-center will add 175 jobs to Grove City

Pier One Imports is bringing 175 new jobs to Grove City, and the city is offering the company incentives for the project.

Grove City ranked best place to live in Ohio

CreditDonkey, a credit card comparison website headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., recently conducted a study of the best cities in Ohio.
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  • All-Time ThisWeek Basketball Team

    B.J. Mullens, a 2008 Canal Winchester graduate, was the captain of ThisWeek's Super 12 team as a senior before moving on to Ohio State and the NBA.

    Canal Winchester duo head list for boys squad

    During his 27-year tenure as coach of the Canal Winchester High School boys basketball team, Kent Riggs watched his program grow from being in the state's smallest division to its biggest by the 2011-12 season.
  • Football

    Coffman athletics director Tony Pusateri compiled a 130-74-2 record in 20 seasons as football coach at DeSales, Westerville South and Reynoldsburg.

    Pusateri enters hall of fame

    Tony Pusateri said he was surprised and deeply humbled when he learned he would be inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame.

New ADs share desire to excel

Although Nathan Bobek, Chris Ludban and Eric Ryan realize a rivalry exists amongst their programs, the athletics directors at Hilliard Bradley, Darby and Davidson high schools have a common goal.
Women's Soccer

Eagles seeking to build chemistry in first season

As a first-year amateur women's soccer team, the Columbus Eagles expected to have their share of growing pains -- not the least of which is having all players on the same page.

Youth summer program aids SWCS teams

Five years ago, in its first year of existence, the South-Western Youth Team Tennis program had 14 participants.
Girls Basketball

O'Mara selected to take over Grandview program

Brian O'Mara is quite familiar with the Grandview Heights High School girls basketball program and has more than 30 years of coaching experience, but that doesn't mean he isn't willing to seek advice now and then in his new role.
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  • Table Talk

    Tracey Studer, co-owner of the Explorers Club.

    Explorers Club regroups, returns to original mission

    The quirky Merion Village restaurant has trimmed down the menu, offers more approachable dishes.
  • The Columbus Symphony Orchestra will present Patriotic Pops on Saturday, July 5, at Columbus Commons.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    Shadows Fall, Patriotic Pops, Motley Crue, Bret Michaels and more round out this week’s loaded Fab 10.

Fischer's Fab 10

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Bear Hands, Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Annalise Emerick and more round out this week's Fab 10.

Tatoheads buys Hal & Al’s in Merion Village

Faithful customers of Hal & Al’s have only a few days left to enjoy the regular vegan menu.

Creative Strings Festival

The 12th annual Creative Strings Workshop & Festival is an intensive week filled with clinics and live performances, providing string players of all ages with the opportunity to learn from and play alongside world-class teaching and performing artists.
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