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  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Jeremy McElwain (center), a camp counselor with the Woodward Park Community Center, goofs around with some of the kids he mentors while swimming July 1 at the Northland Swim Club. The community-owned facility will mark its 50th season with special activities July 10-12.

    Northland Swim Club marks 50th season of fun in the sun

    Public pools throughout central Ohio have of late been on shaky ground -- with some having that ground taken out from under them altogether -- but the Northland Swim Club splashes on.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Sally Crane Cox of Gahanna sits atop her horse as several foxhounds circle after she called them back during a demonstration at the Rocky Fork Headley Hunt Benefit Show and Hunt Team Challenge on Saturday, June 27, at Redtail Ridge Farm in Johnstown. Crane Cox, who is one of the club's joint masters of foxhounds, said the sport of fox hunting has a long history in central Ohio.

    Hunters relish chance to release hounds

    Though it might seem like an obscure sport to some, fox hunting has long been a central Ohio tradition, according to local enthusiasts.
  • LEAH KLAFCZYNSKI/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH (2)
    Columbus Division of Fire personnel K.R. Peters and S. Buchanan demonstrate how a decontaminating foam is used Wednesday, June 24, at Battelle's King Avenue campus.

    Battelle tests defenses against radiological attack

    Technologies that would potentially be used by emergency responders to contain and decontaminate an urban area after a radiological accident or attack were given field tests June 24 at Battelle's King Avenue campus.
  • Weather where you live

    Will real summer weather ever materialize this year?

    The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays of the year. A perfect time to visit with family, eat too much at cookouts and sit out on a blanket to watch fireworks. When I think of the Fourth ... I think of summer! But where is the real summer weather this year?
  • PAUL VERNON/THISWEEKNEWS
    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.
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Sports

  • Week 2: Nos. 21-25

    EAMON QUEENEY/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Godwin Igwebuike rushed for 1,981 yards and 25 touchdowns and was the Division I district Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 as Pickerington North went 12-2.

    Pickerington schools make mark

    Although it posted back-to-back perfect regular seasons in 1976 and '77 and also had unbeaten regular seasons in 1980 and '92, it wasn't until 1999 that the Pickerington High School football team made its first appearance in a state semifinal.
  • Boys Golf

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKSPORTS
    Grant Godfrey, who will be a senior at Delaware Hayes, continues to recover from an auto accident on Dec. 28, 2014, which resulted in a severe injury to his right elbow. Godfrey qualified for the Division I district tournament all three years and reached the state tournament as a sophomore.

    Accident doesn't diminsh Godfrey's focus

    The path of Grant Godfrey's golf career took an unexpected turn last winter.
  • Athletes of the Year

    JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEKSPORTS
    Pickerington North's Nick Gray, a senior and Ohio State recruit, helped lead the Panthers to the school's first team state title in any sport. He defended his championship in the 400 meters at the Division I state meet June 5 and 6, placed second in the 100 and 200 and ran a leg on the winning 1,600 relay.

    Area's best highlight spring sports season

    Now that the school year is over and summer is upon us, it's time to announce the Athletes of the Year for the spring season. Here are the honorees:
Football

Top Gun Showcase provides opportunity

Dublin Jerome High School football player Matthew Preininger hopes to make a favorable impression when he participates in Football University's Top Gun Showcase for the third consecutive year.
Softball

Pro career wasn't on Johnson's radar

Groveport Madison High School product Emma Johnson admitted she initially was perplexed when Kent State softball coach Karen Linder asked her this spring if she would be interested in continuing her pitching career professionally.
Cricket

Area kids delving into sport at Dublin camp

Like many young children, Vikram Srikonda has begun playing traditional sports like basketball and baseball. He plans on trying out for soccer in the fall.
Club Soccer

Central Ohio squads fall short in regional

None of the seven central Ohio club soccer teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Cup from June 20-24 in Fox Cities, Wis., captured a championship.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

    RYAN M.L. YOUNG/THISWEEKNEWS
    Some of the dishes offered at Aab's India Restaurant's new location in Bexley (clockwise from top) include: Saag Paneer, Malai Kofta, basmati rice, chicken tandoori, nan and garlic nan, chicken tikka and aloo choley.

    Aab India spices up Bexley’s restaurant scene

    Sobha Singh Dhillon, the owner of three Aab locations, has more central Ohio stores planned.
  • Amy Black, with both Sarah Borges and the Muscle Shoals Revue Band, will play Natalie's on Tuesday, July 7. Tickets are $20. Visit nataliescoalfiredpizza.com.

    Hometown vibes inspire rootsy record

    It started with a song Amy Black wrote for her father and led to what the singer-songwriter called "an awakening."
  • Cirque du Soleil's Kooza

    Cirque du Soleil will bring Kooza to Columbus June 4 through July 5, performing in its giant blue and yellow big-top setup on West Mound Street at the future home of the Sports Pavilion & Automotive Research Complex (the former Cooper Stadium site).

    Ibarra's risky work with wheel makes the show

    When Cirque du Soleil performer Jimmy Ibarra was asked by The Beat how he came to be an acrobat on the apparatus called the Wheel of Death, his first answer was, "it was crazy."

The Eagle to replace La Fogata in Short North

The owners of Bakersfield will open a modern comfort-food restaurant next year in the Short North.
Merion Village

Explorers Club closes

After a four-year run on Columbus’ South Side, the Explorers Club has closed.

Fischer's Fab 10

Cincinnati's Walk the Moon is fun, fresh and vibrant, but also tuneful, hooky and smart. Sadly, it's also sold out, as in the band's scheduled June 26 show at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. This is a bummer. So The Beat offers a double-slate of 10 Fab shows to help ease the pain.

Frozen confections under development on South Side

Alchemy Juice Bar + Café is working on recipes for paletas, Latin-American frozen confections.
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