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    Joan Rodrian Mace, a 90-year-old Hilliard resident pictured at the Ohio State University Airport, was an accomplished flight instructor for most of her life. Although she no longer pilots aircraft, she remains active in aviation by volunteering as a judge for the National Association of Flight Instructors by grading college students in aviation programs in a variety of skills competitions.

    Mace's top-flight career still being lauded

    Thousands of commercial pilots, recreational fliers, military aviators and at least one Blue Angel owe their skill and precision in the skies to the same instructor: Joan Rodrian Mace.
  • The Works

    A uniform from the 1st Infantry Division, left, sits on display as part of "The Great War Comes Home" at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology in Newark. The World War I exhibit, which features many artifacts from local residents, is on display until April 11.

    Exhibit highlights county's role in WWI

    Suzanne Bressoud, The Works' director of marketing and communications, hopes the museum's temporary World War I exhibit not only will educate visitors about the conflict, but also about Licking County's large number of contributions to the war effort.
  • Endangered species

    The endangered Indiana bat weighs about one-quarter of an ounce.

    Bats play into city's hotel plan

    Local governments are no strangers to red tape. Laws governing how and why municipalities can begin work on their projects are wide-ranging and often complicated.
  • Weather where you live

    Winter bird feeding: the basics

    Feeding birds is a great way to brighten a dreary winter day. You are not only helping our fine feathered friends survive and thrive during the coldest time of the year, but your family also will be rewarded with enjoyment.
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  • Football

    Central's DaVon Hamilton (right) wrestles Lancaster quarterback Alex Butsko to the ground in a game last season.

    Pickerington Central's Hamilton switches to Ohio State

    Pickerington High School Central senior defensive lineman DaVon Hamilton announced his commitment to play football for Ohio State on Jan. 26.
  • Ready Roundup

    Ready senior Andy Hunter is thankful to be playing basketball again after having surgery on his optic nerves in the fall.

    Hunter happy to be playing following eye surgery

    The moment always will bring fond memories to Ready High School senior Andy Hunter.
Boys Basketball

Pickerington Central shocks Northland at Play-By-Play Classic

The victory it earned in the Jared Sullinger Play-by-Play Classic on Jan. 24 felt like a long time coming for the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team.

Royster, Blacksten nominated for McDonald’s game

Newark High School senior Kym Royster and Newark Catholic senior Jill Blacksten are among the nominees for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game, which will be held April 1 at Chicago’s United Center.
Whitehall-Yearling Roundup

Boys bowlers eye league title

After falling short of winning another Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference-South Division title last year, the Whitehall-Yearling High School boys bowling team has used that as motivation this season.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Scott provides boost for boys team

Skyler Scott has given the Canal Winchester High School boys basketball team a boost after missing last season with a shoulder injury.
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  • The J. Geils Band will perform with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Thursday, Jan. 29, at Nationwide Arena. Tickets are $89/$69. Visit

    J. Geils Band revisiting older material on new tour

    Peter Wolf and the rest of his J. Geils Band mates still like to get together every so often and blow your face off.
  • Table Talk

    The Angry Bear Kitchen, operated by (from left) chefs Jarod Norris, Tyler Minnis and Daniel Scalzo was chosen the recipient of the Best New Restaurant of 2014 award in food & wine's online poll.

    Voters pick Angry Bear Kitchen as Best New Restaurant

    The University District spot bests the competition in our online poll.
    Owner Derek Maklezow is ready to serve specialty sandwiches and beer at Prost Beer and Wine Cafe on Friday, Jan. 16. The restaurant at 7354 E. Main St. is located in a building that was once a city fire station.

    New cafe is 'family affair' for Arizona transplant

    Diners have a new choice for "high casual" dining in Olde Reynoldsburg, with the opening of the Prost Beer and Wine Cafe in a building that once housed a fire station.

New cafe is 'family affair' for Arizona transplant

Diners have a new choice for "high casual" dining in Olde Reynoldsburg, with the opening of the Prost Beer and Wine Cafe in a building that once housed a fire station.

Longtime pastry chef launches her own bakery

What's the secret ingredient to a really good pastry? According to a local expert in crafting the confections, it truly is love.

Dublin Village Tavern chef joins F&W

Matt Sheskey says customers appreciate the quality of the tavern’s scratch-made food.
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Random Notes

It's NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus.
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Fischer's Fab Five

Joyous, raucous and plaintive at all the right times, throwback honky-tonk country outfit Margot and the Pricetags hits all the right notes, figuratively speaking.
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