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  • Ben and Nicole Boes of Grove City pose with some of the equipment they use to hunt for paranormal activity - and an old doll they recently bought from the estate of Ruth Sawyer Jividen.

    As Halloween beckons, couple searches for paranormal proof

    Searching for the paranormal can be like angling for a lunker, said Ben Boes.
  • RYAN M.L. YOUNG/THISWEEKNEWS
    Parents and children walk through the trunk-or-treat line at Dublin's annual Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 16.

    Trick-or-Treat times

    Trick-or-Treat for most communities is tonight. Most haunted houses (ScareAtorium, Haunted Hoochie, etc.,) close for the season soon! But never fear, Scary Plants at Franklin Park Conservatory runs through Nov. 9.
  • 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.
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    Gabriella Leach (right), a second-grader at Hoffman Trails Elementary School, holds up a sign to honor veterans participating in the Hilliard Veterans Day Parade on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. She was joined by classmate Shayne Lintz (left). Hoffman Trails principal Shelli Miller and first-grade teacher Renee Hammersmith worked with parents to organize students attending the parade.

    Veterans Day 2014

    Veterans Day is Tuesday, Nov. 11. Many communities are planning ceremonies and other events to commemerate the day. Also, if you are a veteran check out our guide to free meals, travel, hotels and more on or around Veterans Day.
  • Weather where you live

    Chris says not as cold but snowier this winter

    If the Old Farmer's Almanac is right, Ohio is in for another brutal winter. ... But the meteorologists at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) see our winter much differently. ... So which forecast do we believe?

Ethnic market under new ownership

Saraga International Grocery got a new lease on life when it recently switched hands.

Reynoldsburg school board OKs strike bonuses for some personnel

Reynoldsburg Board of Education members reduced athletic and music participation fees for students by almost half, but the news caused barely a ripple among a crowd of teachers and parents when it was announced at a school board meeting last week.

Hilliard police chief wants to ban U-turns

Police Chief Doug Francis is recommending Hilliard City Council enact an ordinance prohibiting U-turns in the city unless a sign specifically permits them.
COTA Park and Ride

Rezoning request to have public hearing

A plan for a new COTA Park and Ride lot in Canal Winchester will get a public hearing, along with City Council's consideration, after the city's Planning and Zoning denied a rezoning request.
Students allegedly assaulted

End of bus driver's tenure with district is imminent

The Whitehall City School District will seek to terminate the employment of a district bus driver criminally charged with assaulting two students Oct. 14 if his resignation is not received prior to the Nov. 13 board meeting.

MORPC points out problem intersections

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has released its Top 40 Regional High-Crash Intersection report, with a handful of Canal Winchester-area intersections making the 2011-13 list.

Law enforcement seeks edge in fight vs. 'chemists'

Continuous tweaking of chemical recipes for synthetic marijuana has led to a seemingly never-ending struggle pitting so-called "chemists" against law enforcement officials and legislators.
Ohio SPJ

Statewide journalism contest honors ‘ThisWeek’ staff

ThisWeek Community News was honored with six awards in the 2014 Ohio SPJ Awards contest Saturday, Oct. 25, including the top award for the best newspaper website in Ohio.
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Sports

  • Fan Poll

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    Granville's Nikki Cox (8) was the Division II district Player of the Year at forward.

    Who is the best girls soccer player for 2014?

    The award-winning staff at ThisWeek Newspapers will be announcing its Super 12 girls soccer team for its Nov. 6 editions.
  • St. Charles Roundup

    PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN WARD
    St. Charles goalie Jack Lumpe defends during the Cardinals' 9-6 state semifinal win Oct. 25 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

    Water polo wins state

    Coach Geoff Gear knew his St. Charles Preparatory School water polo team was down but not out of the state championship game against Mason.
Columbus Academy Roundup

Field hockey team shooting for another state title

The Columbus Academy field hockey team will continue its pursuit of a third consecutive state title when it plays Watterson in a semifinal Friday, Oct. 31, at Upper Arlington.
Watterson Roundup

Field hockey team wins district

Grace Thomas made sure that the Watterson High School field hockey team cashed in on one of the few scoring chances it had against Olentangy Liberty in a district final Oct. 25 at Dublin Jerome.
New Albany Roundup

Maloney captures regional title

Almost everything went right for Dennis Maloney of the New Albany High School boys cross country team during the Division I regional meet Oct. 25 at Pickerington North.
DeSales Roundup

Boys team rolls to district title

Leading by one goal at halftime in a Division II district final against Bexley on Oct. 25 and waiting for its chance to pounce, the DeSales High School boys soccer team exploited a potentially important tendency.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    Sidecar Global Catering is opening Red Brick Occasions, a new event space located at 118 E. Main St. in downtown Columbus. Chef Anne Sheridan is shown here with three of her dishes, wasabi deviled eggs with pickled ginger, baby backed brie with caramel apple sauce and hummus cones.

    Barcelona owner opens 'comfortable' event space Downtown

    Red Brick Occasions offers industrial warehouse vibe on Main Street.
  • Capital Cities will play the Newport Music Hall Wednesday, Nov. 5. Openers include Night Terrors of 1927 and Cherub. Tickets are $25/$27. Visit promowestlive.com.

    Capital Cities climbs from jingles to show headliners

    That you can hear the music of Capital Cities in several television advertisements makes perfect sense -- Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian came together initially to write jingles.
  • Liza Ferschtman will join the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for concerts today through Saturday, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, in the Southern Theatre.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    Celebrate All Hallow's Eve and All Saints Day with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, which will present "Angels & Demons" today through Sunday, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, at the Southern Theatre.

Hey Hey will offer limited menu after departure of chef

Owner Sue Gall said she will reinstitute a limited menu with the departure of Matt Heaggans.

Hofbrauhaus offers boisterous taste of Germany

Even before its scheduled opening Tuesday, Oct. 28, Hofbrauhaus at Grandview Yard had drafted a large following.
Roger Gentile

Wine guru loved people, sharing his knowledge

The late Roger Gentile left behind legions of friends, wine aficionados

Curtain Call

It's closing weekend for a handful of productions around town.
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