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  • BROOKE LAVALLEY/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Painters (from left) Dawn Naylor, Amber Miller, Hannah Naylor, Hakim Callwood and Makaylia Wright work on a 100-foot mural on the renovated Victory Ministries Center of Hope building on East Main Street. Completed in July and August, the mural is one of three pieces of public art that have emerged this summer in Whitehall.

    Art for our sake

    Building on the momentum of three new displays of public art in Whitehall, city leaders are working to identify future sites.
  • Weather where you live

    Flood warnings fell short

    A 1,000-year flood. Forty thousand homes damaged. The biggest disaster in the United States since Superstorm Sandy.
  • Veterans resource guide

    Guide to benefits, health resources and more for veterans of all eras.
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Sports

  • Johnstown-Monroe Roundup

    JOHN HULKENBERG/THISWEEK
    Johnstown-Monroe's Justin Franklin breaks loose on a punt return during a 42-38 win over St. Clairsville in a Division IV, Region 13 semifinal last season. The Johnnies will open at Chillicothe on Friday, Aug. 26.

    Football season opens with road test

    Beginning the season on the road is never easy, but Isaia Jacob is ready.
  • Ironman 70.3 Ohio

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Beau Burkley, a Dublin native and a member of the Central Ohio Triathlon Club, will be competing in the Ironman 70.3 Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 21, in Delaware. Burkley faces the extra challenge of monitoring his Type 1 diabetes during competitions.

    Competitors motivated to test their mettle

    Living in an enviable locale and closing in on a promotion in the Air Force, Beau Burkley didn't welcome his 40-pound weight loss.
Commentary

ThisWeek set to tackle another football season

Two-a-days are a memory as are the scrimmages. Yes, another football season is set to kick off Thursday, Aug. 25, in central Ohio when Lancaster vists DeSales and Licking Valley is at Newark Catholic, and it's about time!
Football

Tigers are No. 1 in preseason Super 7

There are a couple things to take from the preseason Super 7 poll.
Grandview Heights Roundup

Boys squad adapting to new coach

After winning consecutive district titles, the Grandview Heights High School boys soccer team underwent a leadership change.
Northridge Roundup

Seniors ready to shoulder load, lead football squad

Trevor Roach and his fellow seniors on the Northridge High School football team can't wait to run onto the field for their final home opener.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • BROOKE LAVALLEY/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Amy Nguyen, 23, recently opened A Taste of Vietnam at 652 High St. in Worthington.

    Vietnamese restaurant joins Old Worthington scene

    A Taste of Vietnam has taken over the former Rivage Bistro & Lounge space in Old Worthington.
  • TYLER STABILE/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Bill Gilbert (center) of Columbus and Kevin Hanson of Dublin prepare to order as other patrons enjoy meals at Jack & Benny's Downtown Diner in Columbus on Aug. 10.

    Jack & Benny's takes 'hangover food' downtown

    A North Campus hangout known for feeding legions of hungry Ohio State University students has added a downtown Columbus location.
  • BROOKE LAVALLEY/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Jason Baehr, chef and owner of FireFly American Bistro, stands in the dining room of his restaurant Aug. 4 in New Albany.

    FireFly gives lighter menu a try in New Albany

    FireFly American Bistro has replaced Rosa & Rocco's in New Albany.

BrewDog's U.S. crowdfunding tops $1M

Ohio is ground zero for investors taking a leap into BrewDog's American version of its Equity for Punks crowdfunding scheme.
Giant Eagle

Store opens with fanfare, brisk business

If its first couple of days of being open are any indication, business is brisk at the new Giant Eagle Market District Express at 2242 E. Main St. in Bexley.
Rapid Fired Pizza

New restaurant promises fast, personalized orders

Westerville will have access to some of the fastest pizza in central Ohio by the end of the year.

Staff Q&A:

What's the strangest doughnut flavor you've tried?
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