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  • Joshua A. Bickel/ThisWeek
    U.S. Air Force veteran Robert Arn, then 91, salutes during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a Memorial Day ceremony at Otterbein University two years ago.

    Memorial Day 2016

    The following is a list of 2016 Memorial Day observances, events and activities for central Ohio communities.
  • Police Memorial Service

    Dublin Police Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg speaks during the Dublin Police Memorial Service on May 13.

    Annual ceremony honors fallen officers

    Dublin community members paid tribute to law enforcement officers from Franklin, Union and Delaware counties who lost their lives in the line of duty during the annual Dublin Police Memorial Service on May 13 at the Dublin Justice Center.
    Lori Hagerman of Westerville sings with the Clintonville Mothersingers during a performance May 11 at Oakleaf Village. Hagerman has directed the group since 2003. Mothersingers groups were established nationwide at the behest of President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a way to demonstrate musical harmony to children and to help lift people's spirits in the midst of the Depression.

    Mothersingers keep tradition going

    A Depression-era effort to stave off the doom and gloom that followed the stock market crash is still alive and well in central Ohio.
  • Licking County Library

    Jason Westbrook of Newark checks out the engine of a black Ford Mustang GT during the third annual Licking County Library Cruise-In on May 6.

    Cruise-in drives resources for 'car guys'

    Bookmobile staff members said they were pleased with the third annual Licking County Library Cruise-In on May 6.
  • Weather where you live

    Prepare for severe weather

    Severe weather season has arrived in Central Ohio, and it's always a good idea to review what you would do and where you would go when severe thunderstorms or tornadoes approach.
  • Veterans resource guide

    Guide to benefits, health resources and more for veterans of all eras.
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  • Track & Field

    Orange's Anna Watson won the pole vault and the Pioneers girls and boys track and field teams earned a sweep in the OCC-Capital meet May 14 at Big Walnut.

    Collins leads Liberty boys in OCC meet

    Having set the Liberty Middle School record in the 200 meters as an eighth-grader, Trevor Collins couldn't blame anyone for thinking he would have a solid track and field career at the high school level.
  • DeSales Roundup

    Senior attacker Nick Musci scored a team-high 50 goals during the regular season for the DeSales boys lacrosse team.

    Underclassmen sparking boys lacrosse squad

    The DeSales High School boys lacrosse team's underclassmen couldn't be accused of simply falling in line when they joined the varsity ranks.
  • Bexley Roundup

    Bexley's Sophia Petrov throws the discus during the Milt Will Relays earlier this season at Canal Winchester. The Lions won the MSL-Ohio Division meet May 10 and 13 at London.

    Girls track team wins MSL-Ohio

    In preparing for this week's Division II district meet, the Bexley High School girls track and field team was ready for a shift in strategy.
Northridge Roundup

Bunstine, Webb bound for regional

Josie Bunstine was posed with an unexpected but welcome problem.
City Notes

Vikings girls team captures track title

As has been the case in nearly half of the 40 City League high school girls track and field meets, it was Northland that ended up on top this season.
Whetstone Roundup

City League title on line in baseball

The Whetstone High School baseball team will be seeking its fifth consecutive City League championship when it plays host to Briggs in the City final Thursday, May 19.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Blum seeks strong finish in girls track

Julia Blum was all too aware as she competed in the OCC-Cardinal Division track and field meet last weekend that she had entered the final month of her career.
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  • Gary Seman Jr./ThisWeek
    Gogi is in the former San-Su location, 1138 Bethel Road.

    Do-it-yourself Korean BBQ returns to Bethel Road

    Korean-style barbecue, where customers have the option of cooking on special inset grills at each table, has returned to Bethel Road.
    Brian Swanson, owner of Balboa in Grandview Heights, holds a plate of grilled mahi fish tacos in the new restaurant.

    Laidback, coastal vibe the goal at Balboa

    Balboa is the latest hip spot on Grandview Avenue, with large open doors separating the dining room from the 70-seat patio that fronts the street.
    Helen Wong, manager of the Dessert Bowl, displays some of the desserts and appetizers offered in the university-area restaurant.

    Exotic desserts offered at campus-area shop

    An alternative to ice-cream cones and frozen yogurt has joined the Columbus dessert scene just in time for summer.

Dashing Diner's day dawns

Johnstown resident Tiffany Hollis said she used to "play restaurant" with her grandpa when she was a little girl, working a pretend cash register.

Staff Q&A

Question of the week: Will braised celery ever make a big comeback?
End of an era heralds new beginning

Starliner Diner closes doors at Cemetery Road, but will move to Old Hilliard

May 8 seemed like a normal Sunday morning at Starliner Diner.
Parking variances

Schmidt's and Rockmill to face additional scrutiny

When it comes to parking variances in German Village, just "how much is too much?" has not been clearly defined.
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