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  • Dublin Irish Festival

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    Alan Curran (left), 20, and Luke Jacobs, 16, play the bagpipes during a Dublin Irish Festival kickoff event at the Dublin Giant Eagle Market District store Friday, July 25. Brian Ferrier, regional director of operations for Giant Eagle Inc., is the 2014 Dublin Irish Festival honorary chairman. The festival will run Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3, on 40 acres in Dublin’s Coffman Park.

    All things Irish will fill Coffman Park Aug. 1-3

    The Dublin Irish Festival will fill Coffman Park offering music, dancing, culture and other Emerald Isle activities Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3.
  • Children's Hospital benefit

    Every October, the Capital City Corvette Club purchases Etch A Sketch toys for Children's Hospital patients. Columbus artist Tim George, known as Mr. Etch A Sketch, helps deliver them.

    Cars will cruise to Creekside

    A car show is coming to Gahanna's Creekside area to rev up support for children.

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    Grove City High School softball assistant coach Audie Hayes gives her former players from this year's Division I state runner-up team a hug before they take the field for the 2014 Grove City Alumni Softball Tournament, on the fields at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Saturday, July 28.

    Fired up for their first Alumni Tournament

    The 32nd annual Grove City Homecoming and Alumni Softball Tournament filled downtown Grove City and the fields at Our Lady, Fryer Park and Murfin Fields over the weekend.

    Pilot Dogs trainer Steve Hoyt, left, takes a blindfolded Calista Harper around the building with a Labrador retriever in training to simulate walking with a guide dog.

    Puppy raisers fundamental to Pilot Dogs training program

    Pilot Dogs, a central Ohio nonprofit, has been serving the blind community for more than 60 years by providing guide dogs.
  • UAPD, sheriff seek help in identifying suspected credit-card thief

    The Upper Arlington Police Division and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help to catch a suspect they believe stole credit cards from two area businesses in March and April and used them to purchase $600 in credit cards.
Permanent improvements

Gahanna-Jefferson board poised to move forward with November levy

The Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education on Aug. 4 is expected to move forward with putting a permanent improvements levy on the November ballot.
North High Street

Cleared land at Raising Cane’s site frustrates environmental groups

Some Clintonville residents were raising hell last week as a North High Street lot was cleared for a Raising Cane’s restaurant.

District looking at options to curb drug use

Data on drug abuse is prompting Bexley City Schools officials to open a dialogue about what can be done to create a good environment for learning and student wellness.
From 11 to 14 percent

Board raises managers' retirement payments

The Worthington Board of Education will pay approximately 14 percent of each administrator's salary into his or her state retirement account beginning this year, according to a three-year benefits package approved by the board Monday night, July 28.
State reading mandate

'Guarantee' holds back 119 SWCS third-graders

A total of 119 South-Western students have yet to reach the benchmark set by the state's Third-Grade Reading Guarantee and will not officially be moving on to fourth grade when the new school year begins Sept. 2.
New Albany-Plain Local levies

District putting combined 8.9 mills on November ballot

The New Albany-Plain Local school board on July 28 unanimously approved a resolution of necessity to put a permanent 6.9-mill operating levy and a permanent 2-mill permanent-improvements levy on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Beekeeping dispute buzzes its way to Grove City Council

A dispute between next-door neighbors has led Grove City to draft legislation regulating beekeeping.
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  • All-Time ThisWeek Basketball Team

    Bruce Howard led Brookhaven to three consecutive Division I state tournaments from 2001-03, including a championship in 2002.

    Impressive group topped by Howard

    Among the boys coaches on the "All-Time ThisWeek Basketball Team," three who made the top 10 and five who made honorable mention had tenures of 20 years or longer.

Wells ready to roll in world tourney

Mary Wells' bowling achievements have enabled her to travel the world.

Athletes enjoy opportunity at Top Gun camp

Eating at a White Castle was just one of several wish-list events Ryan Hicks was able to check off after traveling from his hometown of Sacramento, Calif., to central Ohio.
Track & Field

Rispress, Austin excel for Buckeyes

Armand Austin and Jordan Rispress had different vantage points when they competed for the Ohio State men's track and field team at the NCAA Division I outdoor championships.
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  • Table Talk

    Nick Vlasidis stands outside Krispy Krunchy Chicken, his new quick-serve eatery at 700 E. North Broadway on the eastern edge of Clintonville.

    Latest fried-chicken spot touts private recipe, good service

    Krispy Krunchy Chicken, a new quick-serve eatery, has opened at North Broadway and Interstate 71.
  • The Iguanas will be in concert at Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    Cornmeal, Caravan of Thieves, The Iguanas, Eric Johnson and Sarah Clanton Schaffer round out this week's Fab Five.
Dublin Irish Festival

Irish-American band Solas blessed by longevity

Fiddler Winifred Horan, a founding member of Irish-American band Solas, never considered the possibility the band would be around for 15 years.

Random Notes

PromoWest Productions and the Greater Columbus Arts Council have announced the four artists selected as winners in the 30th Anniversary Exhibition, marking PromoWest's 30th anniversary.

Entertaining 'Scoundrels' opens season

The opening show in CATCO's 30th anniversary season is one long con.
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