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  • VIDEO

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    One of the clowns in the Dead Clown Hall of Fame, part of Rib's 3D Funhouse at ScareAtorium, was photographed though 3D glasses. ScareAtorium is located in the former PharMor store at Northland Plaza, 2605 Northland Plaza Drive, Columbus. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Oct. 16 through Nov. 1, with "lights on" tours offered on Sundays.

    ScareAtorium's frightful fun includes 2 attractions

    Most people think a haunted house attraction is tossed together in late September.
  • Friday Night Live Band of the Week

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    Members of the Dublin Jerome High School Marching Band practice the piece "Blue Skies" during rehearsal last week. The school will be hosting the inaugural Dublin Band Showcase this Saturday, Oct. 18.

    Jerome band's 'Blues' proving to be award-winning

    The Dublin Jerome High School Marching Band has the blues this year.
  • STEFANIE HAUCK/THISWEEKNEWS
    Leeds Farm in Delaware County is celebrating 20 years of fall fun with several special events including a witches night, haunted hayrides and more.

    Halloween 2014

    From the spooky to the downright terrifying, we have you covered when it comes to Halloween. Trick-or-Treat times, fall festivals, Halloween parties, pumpkin parades and more.
  • 2014 General Election coverage

    Check out ThisWeek's coverage on issues and races, read letters to the editor and try our interactive guide to what's on the ballot before you vote.

Man charged with trafficking after drugs sicken Delaware students

The Delaware County Drug Task Force on Thursday, Oct. 16, arrested a man who allegedly trafficked in drugs that put two Hayes High School students in the hospital.

After delay, council approves 22 condos, retail space

Powell City Council last week approved the final development plan for a mixed-use condominium complex on South Liberty Street three weeks after a clerical error postponed the vote.

Tuller Flats deal could help pay for John Shields Parkway

The proposed Tuller Flats development that is expected to bring 420 apartments to Dublin could help pay for the majority of the construction costs for John Shields Parkway.

Library board expected to OK deal with Grove City

Southwest Public Libraries Director Mark Shaw said his board of trustees should accept the newest proposal from Grove City for a joint venture to build a new library in the Town Center.

Forecast, salt demand has municipalities scrambling

Paying significantly more for road salt is a necessary reality for many central Ohio municipalities this year with a potential harsh winter looming.
Planning and zoning

Commission OKs sign variance for Knights Inn

Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission members on Oct. 9 approved a sign variance for Knights Inn, 3950 Parkway Lane.
154 units

Commission approves new senior-living facility

The Gahanna community will have more housing available for older residents with a new 154-unit senior living facility.

New Albany-Plain Local school board approves list of contingency cuts

The New Albany-Plain Local school board on Oct. 13 unanimously approved a list of cuts that would be made if Issue 3 fails in the Nov. 4 election.
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Sports

Girls Golf

Jerome wins fourth consecutive state title

A year after becoming just the second program to win three consecutive Division I state high school girls golf championships, Dublin Jerome topped that accomplishment.
Girls Tennis

UA duo downs Pickerington Central’s Thomas sisters for Division I doubles title

A week after settling for a runner-up finish in a district final, the Upper Arlington High School doubles team of senior Audrey Berger and sophomore Kyra Jung left with a Division I state championship.
Boys Golf

St. Charles, Upper Arlington finish tied for runner-up

The depth of the St. Charles boys golf team helped it leave the Division I state tournament Oct. 18 on Ohio State’s Scarlet Course with hardware.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    Meshikou co-owner Mike Shek displays an assortment of the restaurant's offerings.

    Meshikou adds to rich Bethel Road restaurant scene

    The Japanese ramen restaurant has a sleek design focused menu.
  • Rascal Flatts will be among the headliners for the inaugural Buckeye Country Superfest next June in Ohio Stadium.

    City, 'iconic' stadium score with Superfest

    Two things happen when it's announced that, for the first time in 12 years, a concert will be held inside Ohio Stadium: One, the venue will be repeatedly referred to as "iconic;" and two, sports metaphors will abound.
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks will play Skully's Music Diner Wednesday, Oct. 22.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    The Columbus Symphony Orchestra's annual Baroque Festival this year provides the added benefit of Nicholas McGegan's leadership.
Q&A

Gilkyson employs inspiration, tenacity in her songwriting

Singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson has been making burnt-edges Southwestern-style folk music that is both traditional and forward-looking for more than 20 years. The daughter of folk songwriter Terry Gilkyson (best-known for his The Bare Necessities from Disney's The Jungle Book), she is known for literate songs that often draw attention to the larger issues of the time. She was kind enough to answer some of The Beat's questions via email prior to her Oct. 21 show at Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza.

Stauf’s gets brewing on S. Third St.

The coffee shop has an in-house roaster, homemade desserts at former Cup O Joe/MoJoe Lounge location.

Neighborhood's haunted side on tour Oct. 22

The spookier side of German Village will be the subject of an upcoming walking tour that includes five haunted stops.
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