From Franklin Park's Merry and Bright to Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo, there is no reason to be bored while the kids are on winter break.
Larson's Toys and GamesAn old-fashioned Upper Arlington toy store that has sold classic, hands-on playthings to generations of children will close its doors in January -- or possibly sooner, if the stock is sold before then.
It's like reading the paper without the actual paper.
Weather where you liveIf you ask me, if it's going to snow this time of year, it better snow on Christmas Day. But historically the chances of "white Christmas" are rather low here in Central Ohio. And there is no guarantee of a white Christmas this year.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command is tracking Santa Claus again this Christmas, and ThisWeek is watching.
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The Groveport Madison Board of Education agreed unanimously Dec. 10 to approve a $4,105,221 agreement with VSWC Architects of Mason to design a new high school.
High school construction
The Johnstown-Monroe Board of Education, in partnership with the Church of the Ascension, announced Monday, Dec. 22, that the district has agreed to purchase 4 acres for $20,000 for the new high school building site.
Dec. 28 event
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine last week convened the first meeting of his Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training, which was formed to ...
Whitehall resident Stefanie Huber will not see her daughter, Amiyah, unwrap Christmas presents today.
Delaware police are investigating a shooting that occurred on the city’s south side this morning, Dec. 22.
West Licking Joint Fire District
The city of Pataskala and other jurisdictions in the West Licking Joint Fire District again must await a decision about former fire Chief David Fulmer's future.
Coca-Cola will be the beverage provider for the Johnstown-Monroe Local Schools beginning in January.
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FootballRoger Lewis took advantage of a second chance.
One of the busiest high school basketball teams over the holidays in recent years has been the Centennial boys.
Groveport Madison Roundup
Led by Tre Charles-Martin, the Groveport Madison High School boys basketball team earned its first win of the season by beating Hilliard Darby 65-47 on Dec. 16.
Licking Heights Roundup
Ty Yeager recognizes what his younger brother, Luke Yeager, is going through as he tries to make the adjustment from middle school to high school varsity wrestling.
For the first time since 1993, the Central District had no representatives in any of the state finals. So is central Ohio football really as bad off as it seems at the state level?
Table TalkTyphoon takes over the old Chandra’s Kitchen location 10 N. Sandusky St.
If Josh Krajcik, the Columbus-via-Wooster singer, has gotten over that he should have won the 2011 edition of TV's The X Factor rather than be its runner-up, perhaps The Beat should too.
Perhaps Chip Davis never set out to invent a genre of music, revolutionize and reinvigorate the idea of modern Christmas music, start the largest independent record label in the business, win a Grammy Award and sell a host of records (19 gold, four platinum and nine multiplatinum records among them).
VIDEOSure The Beat loves writing about the arts, but, like most of you, we love our sports, too. And before the calendar turns to 2015, the ultimate in performing arts-meets-sports, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters, make a stop at the Schottenstein Center Monday, Dec. 29 at 1 and 6 p.m.
BalletMet Columbus' annual holiday-season production of The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition, and this year the company has a bonus gift to the community at the close of the ballet's run.
The Grandview Heights City School District's Kids' Club before- and after-school child-care programs at Stevenson and Edison schools are serving as art galleries this week.
Stonybrook United Methodist Church invites the community to performances of its Christmas cantata, Darkness into Light: A Christmas Musical Journey, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Stonybrook church, 485 Cherry Bottom Road.