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  • Beekeeper Barry Conrad of Canal Winchester will display a bee beard at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27 and Aug. 3, and at 1 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the Ohio State Fair's beekeeping exhibit outside the DiSalle Center, north of 17th Avenue.

    State fair to feature honey, bee-beard exhibit

    Ohio State Fair visitors should expect some buzz at a beekeeping exhibit, where a man will sport a beard of bees -- thousands of them.
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    Ashley Jervis, 14, of Whitehall smiles while crossing home plate during a Stars League baseball game Friday, July 18, at John Bishop Park. The park hosts games between two teams of young people with special needs every other Friday night in June and July.

    Stars find home at Bishop Park

    As the first drops of rain begin to fall, Caleb Welday, 16, dons a batting helmet and grips his bat. He stands in the box, chokes up on his bat, and takes a mighty cut at the first pitch.

Tyler's Light anti-drug message earns national award

A Pickerington-based drug education and awareness group's work to take its message to communities near and far recently earned it national recognition.
Franklin County Fair

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.

Jackowski succumbs to cancer

Longtime Westerville schools administrator Curt Jackowski lost his eight-year battle with cancer Sunday, July 20, succumbing to the disease at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. He was 48.

Charges are dismissed but officer could be indicted

Felony drug charges against a Madison Township police officer and his wife were dismissed July 10 in Franklin County Municipal Court, but the case is still under investigation by Hilliard police.

Autistic kids taking Shakespeare to heart

Shakespeare's plays are written to the rhythm of the human heartbeat.

UA council officially drops plans to develop services-center site

As expected, Upper Arlington City Council on Monday, July 21, voted to rescind a rezoning of 5.36 acres at the city’s Municipal Services Center site.

City's second CNG station 'an amazing investment'

Columbus has the largest compressed natural gas station open to the public in the Midwest and quite possibly in the entire country.

City looks at Livingston Avenue reconstruction

The city of Columbus wants to reconstruct Livingston Avenue from Front Street to east of Parsons Avenue.

CAC makes play for city funding

Time will tell how much Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund money comes Clintonville's way and what projects it will pay for, but the chairman of the area commission's planning and development committee predicted it will be worth the wait.
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Sports

  • All-Time ThisWeek Basketball Team

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    Trey Burke, a 2011 Northland graduate, averaged 23.9 points, 6.6 assists and 2.2 steals in being named Ohio's Mr. Basketball as a senior. He now plays in the NBA with the Utah Jazz.

    Redd, Burke top list for boys team

    Although he wasn't selected until the second round of the NBA draft, no central Ohio high school basketball player since 1990 has accomplished more at the professional level than Michael Redd.
  • Suburban Swim Club League

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    Swim and Racquet's Sophia Barger competes in the girls 8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke during the SSCL championship meet July 8 at the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center.

    Swim & Racquet wins seventh straight title

    The Upper Arlington Swim & Racquet Club continued to roll in the Suburban Swim Club League meet.
  • Special Skills Football Invitational

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    OSU offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin instructs Andrea Kontras during the Special Skills Football Invitational at Hilliard Bradley.

    Disabled athletes embrace chance to learn

    Jeff Brewer considers himself an avid Ohio State football fan.
  • Martial Arts

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    Taiyo Marang, a junior at DeSales, demonstrates a take down on fellow Shuai Jiao student Juan Gabriel on July 10. Marang won the 60-kilogram title May 22 at the 2014 Europe-Rome World Shuai Jiao Tournament.

    Marang earns national, world titles

    Taiyo Marang admitted he wasn't good at Shuai Jiao the first time he tried that form of martial arts four years ago.
Girls Basketball

Holiday Classic ends run after 27 seasons

In its heyday, the girls basketball tournament that became known as the Lady Panther Holiday Classic attracted nationally-ranked teams -- a group that sometimes included its host -- and such crowds that games were shown on closed-circuit television in the school commons for fans who couldn't get seats.
Baseball

Cowles selected MVP of Heartland tournament

Tyler Cowles hasn't slowed down since helping the Grove City High School baseball team reach a Division I regional semifinal this past season.
Men's Golf

Sowards qualifies for PGA Championship

Dublin's Bob Sowards secured another berth in the PGA Championship with a strong showing in the PGA Professional National Championship held June 22-25 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Girls Basketball

Kloepfer fired after 11 seasons at North

Coach Jim Kloepfer will not have his contract renewed after 11 seasons leading the Westerville North High School girls basketball program.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    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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