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  • Visiting children's author

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    Ryan "Coach" Sloth prompts J.W. Reason third-grader Ahmed Ibrahim (far right) to respond to classmates Cade Pedroza (far left) and Josh McNamara as they pretend to bully him during a skit to teach the class why bullying is "not cool." Sloth visited the school Feb. 10.

    Sloth not slow to discourage bullying

    A former professional football player and coach delivered a character-building message last week to students at Hilliard's J.W. Reason Elementary School.
  • 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

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    Students (from left) Rose Aly, Kate Glaser, Oliver Bellamy, Nicholson Baird and Chad Lewis go over lines during a rehearsal for The Mystery of Edwin Drood , to be staged at Upper Arlington High School Feb. 25-28. The audiences at each of the four performances will decide how the show will end.

    Audiences will decide how each show will end

    The Upper Arlington High Schools vocal music department will dig deep into the Dickens vault to present The Mystery of Edwin Drood -- and audiences at each of the four performances will decide how the show will end.
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    Olentangy Orange High School students (from left) junior Courtney Dorsey, sophomores Gabby Bertaggia, Audrey Mertz and Hannah Lower, and seniors Meghan McCloskey and Bre Medillin pose Monday, Feb. 8, at the school with portraits they created as part of the Memory Project. The portraits eventually will be sent to the students who inspired them in Madagascar.

    Art students' portraits could be kids' only selfies

    An art project at Olentangy Orange High School is allowing students to give a personal gift to children thousands of miles away.
  • Gahanna Community Theatre

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    Brian Horne as Bud Frump and Molly Domanski as Smitty perform a scene from the Gahanna Community Theatre production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at Gahanna Lincoln High School on Feb. 8. For more photos from rehearsals, go to ThisWeekNEWS.com.

    How to Succeed promises 'smiles and laughs'

    The Gahanna Community Theatre will present How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying next weekend.
  • Columbus International Children's Choir

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    Elizabeth Martin, 13, of Columbus sings during the Columbus International Children's Choir rehearsal in Bethel United Methodist Church on Feb. 6. The choir was rehearsing for the Central Ohio Singing Competition Winners Concert and CICC Talent Show planned for Feb. 28 at Capital University. The group is raising money to travel for a performance at the Vatican this summer.

    World-travelers raising funds for performance at the Vatican

    Music has taken the Columbus International Children's Choir around the world.
  • Veterans resource guide

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

  • Wrestling

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    Central Crossing senior Kameron Teacher has become one of the top heavyweight wrestlers in the state after nearly quitting the team as a freshman. Teacher was 33-0 entering the Comets' match against Dublin Coffman on Feb. 3 in the Region 6 semifinal of the state team tournament.

    Teacher's persistence pays off

    As improbable as it may seem given his success with the Central Crossing High School wrestling team, Kameron Teacher nearly walked away from the sport as a freshman.
Olympic Marathon Trials

Area trio to compete in Los Angeles

Laura Kaulen didn't know it at the time, but she began laying the foundation for her trip to the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials more than 20 years ago.
Signing Day

Big Ten football entices central Ohio recruits

Of the nearly 100 central Ohio high school seniors who have committed to play college football, just 18 have signed letters of intent to compete for a Power Five conference program.

Area soccer recruits make college decisions

As has been the case for the last several years, national signing day Feb. 3 was a busy time for central Ohio high school boys and girls soccer players.
Hockey

Parity on display in chase for Blue Jackets Cup title

Parity is alive and well in the Capital Hockey Conference.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table talk

    GARY SEMAN JR./THISWEEK
    Himalayan Grille has taken over the former Mykonos Taverna and Bakery site at 1307 Stoneridge Drive in Gahanna.

    Momo on menu at new Himalayan Grille in Gahanna

    A new central Ohio restaurant is one of a select few local establishments with momo on the menu.

Starliner could land on Main in Old Hilliard

Starliner Diner, the popular local eatery that has served patrons for more than two decades at 5240 Cemetery Road, is poised to relocate to Old Hilliard and become part of the city's effort to revitalize the historical district.

Hilliard could be a future site for Smashburger

A made-to-order gourmet hamburger restaurant is a "smash" in Gahanna again after Smashburger, 109 N. Hamilton Road, reopened Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Smashburger reopens at Clark Hall

A made-to-order gourmet hamburger restaurant is a "smash" in Gahanna again.
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