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    Harlen Lines, 8, center, and Leslie Pierre, 7, right, test the strength of their group's straw-and-tape tower during a session at the I.C.E. (imagine, create, engineer) Lab on Friday, Aug. 28, at Herbert Mills STEM Elementary School in Reynoldsburg.

    Lab students work to I.C.E. tasks

    Second-graders at Herbert Mills STEM Elementary School were civil engineers for a day last Friday at the I.C.E. Lab, designing "tennis ball towers" using only 20 drinking straws, 40 inches of masking tape, scissors, a tape measure and one tennis ball.
    Tony Howard recently was hired to take over as director of the Pickerington Public Library following former longtime director Suellen Goldsberry's retirement this summer.

    Howard eager to lead as Pickerington library director

    After taking over in mid-August, the new director of the Pickerington Public Library hopes to quickly immerse himself in the community and foster new strategies for growing the local library system's programs and services.
    Sam Storer releases his bowling ball while playing a game at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace 5707 Forest Hills Blvd., on Friday, Aug. 28. The Columbus Graphics Commission has approved a variance for an off-premises sign that the business' owners hope will make more people aware of the facility.

    'Traditional' bowling alley pins hopes for future on new sign

    It has been called the "Country Club of Ohio bowling centers," and part of the name is "Palace," but the 64-lane bowling alley at the Columbus Square Shopping Center doesn't pretend to exclusivity or cater only to royalty.
  • Weather where you live

    What's up, woolly bear?

    The debate over the winter forecast continues. The National Weather Service is warning of a powerful El Nino which may mean above average temperatures and near average snowfall. The Old Farmer's Almanac has a dire prediction for frigid temperatures and a "slew" of snow.
    A line forms at the Franklin County Board of Elections last October.

    Election 2015 | Fall Ballot

    See what races and issues will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.
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  • Football

    Scioto's Jestin Penn tries to break from the grasp of Worthington Kilbourne's Jared Happ on Aug. 28. The Irish lost the Battle of Hard Road 27-24 and will play at Coffman on Friday, Sept. 4.

    'Rocks, Irish eager for showdown

    Gavin Sturdivant got his first taste of varsity action in the Dublin Coffman High School football team's opening game.
  • DeSales Roundup

    Senior Creighton Barrett, a two-time regional qualifier, returns to lead the DeSales boys cross country team.

    Cross country coach ecstatic about team

    First-year DeSales High School cross country coach Ben McGinnis used to keep an eye on what the Stallions did during the fall, but it was more through second-hand information than being hands-on.
  • Watkins Memorial Roundup

    Junior Raechal Schoenberger is among the top returnees for the Watkins Memorial girls cross country team and seventh-year coach John Jarvis.

    Runners focusing on league success

    The Watkins Memorial High School boys and girls cross country teams again are seeking to make a deep run into the postseason.

Signature win on line for rivals

Deeb Haber is ready for the game that is like no other for the Olentangy High School football team.
Watterson Roundup

Volleyball team bonds on training trip to N.C.

The Watterson High School girls volleyball team improved its fitness level and sharpened its skills during a seven-day stay in Corolla, N.C. in July.
St. Charles Roundup

Football team snaps streak in season openers

For the first time since 2010, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team could celebrate after its opener.
City League Notes

Cougars to get season started against Devils

The top two teams in the final computer ratings in Division IV, Region 13 last season will get the matchup they weren't able to have when the Beechcroft High School football team plays host to Marion-Franklin on Friday, Sept. 4.
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Eddie Adams exhibition

Vietnam vet set to give multi-media performance Sept. 11

A performance from a Vietnam veteran will help close the Eddie Adams exhibition at the Dublin Arts Council.
All Dublin Acting Company

Students from 3 high schools take on Austen classic

The All Dublin Acting Company will perform Jon Jory's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at 7 p.m. tonight through Saturday, Sept 3-5, at Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland-Croy Road, and Sept. 10-12 at Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Road.
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