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  • Into the inferno

    Firefighters from Washington Township and Norwich Township approach a burning airplane during a training exercise at the Washington Township Fire Department training facility July 15.

    Departments share training on plane crashes, propane blazes

    A part of an airplane and a large propane tank served as a classroom for Washington Township firefighters last week.
    Westerville resident Simone Armour, 14, (center) warms up during her modern dance class at BalletMet Dance Academy Summer Intensive Programs "Technique and Beyond" July 18.

    BalletMet's Intensive Program fits the name

    Dance students from all over the world give up summer jobs and vacations to go back to school for a summer dance program at BalletMet Dance Academy in Columbus.
  • Taste of Worthington

    Miles Bernardi, 2, eats a piece of Jet's Pizza with his father, Jeff Bernardi, during A Taste of Worthington on July 18.

    J. Gilbert's filet is best entree again

    The perennial crowd favorite -- filet mignon with mashed potatoes -- again won first place in the entree division at A Taste of Worthington.
    Summit Elementary School teachers Marianne Patterson, Pam Zwick, Tammy Groezinger and Megan Jenkins fight back tears at the July 15 school board meeting as they listen to Reynoldsburg Education Association Co-President David Schottner say he is leaving the district.

    District, REA remain far apart on contract offer

    With just days remaining before the contract between the Reynoldsburg school district and its teachers expires July 31, the two sides appear far apart on reaching another agreement.

Dublin police reporting rash of thefts, break-ins

Over the past two months Dublin has seen a spike in thefts.

Fire-truck recall affects UA's Ladder 72

A possible problem with aerial devices on various models of Dublin-based Sutphen Corp.’s fire trucks has, for now, grounded a portion of Upper Arlington’s fire services.

Reynoldsburg council: Timing isn't right to seek income-tax hike

After months of discussion about how to solve the city’s revenue woes, Reynoldsburg City Council members decided to table a proposal to raise the city’s income tax from 1.5 percent to 2 percent but left the door open to revisit a tax-credit reduction.
Grandview Yard development

Grandview Yard revisions get nod, leave some irked

In a sometimes-heated meeting Monday, July 21, Grandview Heights City Council unanimously passed several pieces of legislation, including approval of revisions to the original development agreement from 2009, that will allow the next phases of the Grandview Yard development to proceed -- and at a faster pace.
Special council meeting

MSC rezoning rescinded, attention turns to tax hike in UA

At least for now, Upper Arlington officials will not move forward with plans to build professional offices on green space at the city's Municipal Services Center.

Traffic, development 'angst' sullies Powell survey results

While 96 percent of residents consider Powell an "exceptional" or "better than average" place to live, not everything looked so sunny on a recent survey of city residents.

Study: Pickerington best city in state for home ownership

A California-based consumer advocacy website has validated through a data-driven study what Pickerington's biggest boosters have been saying all along -- it's a great place to own a home.

Grove City company charged with consumer law violations

The Ohio Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit against a Grove City business and its owner, charging consumer law violations.

Blacklick family finds harmony in honey-harvesting hobby

Beekeeping is all about health and wellness for the eight-member Parker family of Blacklick.
Franklin County Fair

Attendance, proceeds surpass organizers' 2014 expectations

Popular attractions and promotions, coupled with a healthy dose of cool, dry midweek weather, boosted attendance at the 2014 Franklin County Fair.
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  • All-Time ThisWeek Basketball Team

    Dave Butcher enters next season as the state's all-time winningest girls basketball coach with a 700-99 record in 31 seasons leading Pickerington and Pickerington North. Since 1990 his teams have won 22 district titles and five state championships.

    It's no surprise Butcher heads list

    Over the past 25 high school girls basketball seasons, there have been 16 state championships won by Central District programs.
  • Country Club Swim League

    Zach Donley (right) and his sister, Miranda, of New Albany Country Club celebrate one of the team’s 21 victories during the CCSL meet July 14 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

    Bergmann leads New Albany to 5th straight title

    Olivia Bergmann of the New Albany Country Club swimming team didn't treat the Country Club Swim League meet like a practice, but she was relatively relaxed during the girls 11- and 12-year-old 50-yard butterfly final July 14 at Ohio State.
  • Football

    Former Ohio State and NFL linebacker Chris Spielman addresses campers at the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 16 at Dublin Coffman High School.

    Intense Spielman keeps campers moving

    Never mind that this was a youth football camp. It's still football, and Chris Spielman is not about to lose his intensity.
Women's Rugby

Wilson to play for U.S. in World Cup

While schoolmates opted to participate in sports with less contact, Sarah Wilson decided to tackle one that's much more physical.
Women's Golf

Third time is charm as Petty wins County title

After finishing second the past two years in the Franklin County Women's Golf Tournament, Kasey Petty vowed to win the event this summer.

Switching sports gets Gamby back on field

Brittany Gamby probably wouldn't have guessed the means to the end, but the 2009 Pickerington High School North graduate recently left the University of North Carolina at Wilmington confident she milked the most out of her college experience.

NFL alumni swing into action for charity

Although there was just one winning team on the course in the Ohio NFL Alumni Caring For Kids Charity Golf Classic at the Medallion Club in Westerville on July 21, participants and volunteers said that children and central Ohio communities were the biggest winners.
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  • Table Talk

    Nina Hawranick and Scott Francis own the Winemaker's Shop, 3517 N. High St. in Clintonville. Home brewing was in its infancy when the shop opened 40 years ago, but now it flourishes in central Ohio.

    Shop’s owners helped brew up new hobby in Columbus

    Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Winemaker’s Shop in Clintonville helped usher in a home-brewing trend.
  • Brody Dalle will be in concert at the A&R Music Bar Friday, July 25.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    The Ohio State Fair, in all its glory, has begun, with main stage entertainment at the Celeste Center getting underway Thursday, July 24.

Entertaining 'Scoundrels' opens season

The opening show in CATCO's 30th anniversary season is one long con.

New Taj Mahal opens in University District.

The restaurant has an extensive menu of North and South Indian dishes.
Brew Ha Ha

Laughter on tap courtesy of Shadowbox Live

The sixth annual Brew Ha Ha, a veritable comedy cavalcade, will be featured Tuesday, July 29, to Aug. 1 at Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St.

Local crooner to join Boyz II Men at Ohio State Fair

Christon Gray doesn't know if he'd call himself a celebrity just yet.
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