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Bexley Photos of the Year

Great pictures aren't made often. While we always strive to make interesting pictures out of ordinary events, special pictures -- the ones that stick with you long after the assignment has ended -- are rare occurrences. We know the feeling right before something amazing happens: Our pulse quickens, our hand steadies and our eyes focus in. The shutter clicks and if we're lucky, we've captured something timeless. These are our best pictures of the year, but they are your stories, and we thank you for letting us capture them. — Joshua A. Bickel, chief photographer
RYAN M.L.YOUNG
Ben Hodge, 8, is fitted for a bike helmet by Bexley police officer Joe Chapman during the first Bexley Safety Expo held May 9 at the Bexley City Schools' Cassingham Complex. The event featured discussions on block watches, sessions on bicycle safety and a simulator designed to illustrate the dangers of texting while driving.
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Worthington Photos of the Year

Great pictures aren't made often. While we always strive to make interesting pictures out of ordinary events, special pictures -- the ones that stick with you long after the assignment has ended -- are rare occurrences. We know the feeling right before something amazing happens: Our pulse quickens, our hand steadies and our eyes focus in. The shutter clicks and if we're lucky, we've captured something timeless. These are our best pictures of the year, but they are your stories, and we thank you for letting us capture them. — Joshua A. Bickel, chief photographer
JOSH BICKEL
Dan Schlicting, left, of Worthington, practices his juggling routine as Oliver Downs, 1, center, of Worthington watches with his grandfather, Alden Thorn, right, during Pancake Day in March.
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Whitehall Photos of the Year

Great pictures aren't made often. While we always strive to make interesting pictures out of ordinary events, special pictures -- the ones that stick with you long after the assignment has ended -- are rare occurrences. We know the feeling right before something amazing happens: Our pulse quickens, our hand steadies and our eyes focus in. The shutter clicks and if we're lucky, we've captured something timeless. These are our best pictures of the year, but they are your stories, and we thank you for letting us capture them. — Joshua A. Bickel, chief photographer
LORRIE CECIL
Former Ohio State University and NBA player Lawrence Funderburke visits with Etna Road Elementary School students in April. Funderburke told students about growing up poor in a high-crime area of Columbus and how he worked hard not only in basketball but in the classroom to succeed.
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Bexley Photos of the Year

Great pictures aren't made often. While we always strive to make interesting pictures out of ordinary events, special pictures -- the ones that stick with you long after the assignment has ended -- are rare occurrences. We know the feeling right before something amazing happens: Our pulse quickens, our hand steadies and our eyes focus in. The shutter clicks and if we're lucky, we've captured something timeless. These are our best pictures of the year, but they are your stories, and we thank you for letting us capture them. — Joshua A. Bickel, chief photographer
RYAN M.L.YOUNG
Ben Hodge, 8, is fitted for a bike helmet by Bexley police officer Joe Chapman during the first Bexley Safety Expo held May 9 at the Bexley City Schools' Cassingham Complex. The event featured discussions on block watches, sessions on bicycle safety and a simulator designed to illustrate the dangers of texting while driving.
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Worthington Photos of the Year

Great pictures aren't made often. While we always strive to make interesting pictures out of ordinary events, special pictures -- the ones that stick with you long after the assignment has ended -- are rare occurrences. We know the feeling right before something amazing happens: Our pulse quickens, our hand steadies and our eyes focus in. The shutter clicks and if we're lucky, we've captured something timeless. These are our best pictures of the year, but they are your stories, and we thank you for letting us capture them. — Joshua A. Bickel, chief photographer
JOSH BICKEL
Dan Schlicting, left, of Worthington, practices his juggling routine as Oliver Downs, 1, center, of Worthington watches with his grandfather, Alden Thorn, right, during Pancake Day in March.
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Whitehall Photos of the Year

Great pictures aren't made often. While we always strive to make interesting pictures out of ordinary events, special pictures -- the ones that stick with you long after the assignment has ended -- are rare occurrences. We know the feeling right before something amazing happens: Our pulse quickens, our hand steadies and our eyes focus in. The shutter clicks and if we're lucky, we've captured something timeless. These are our best pictures of the year, but they are your stories, and we thank you for letting us capture them. — Joshua A. Bickel, chief photographer
LORRIE CECIL
Former Ohio State University and NBA player Lawrence Funderburke visits with Etna Road Elementary School students in April. Funderburke told students about growing up poor in a high-crime area of Columbus and how he worked hard not only in basketball but in the classroom to succeed.
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Bexley Photos of the Year

Great pictures aren't made often. While we always strive to make interesting pictures out of ordinary events, special pictures -- the ones that stick with you long after the assignment has ended -- are rare occurrences. We know the feeling right before something amazing happens: Our pulse quickens, our hand steadies and our eyes focus in. The shutter clicks and if we're lucky, we've captured something timeless. These are our best pictures of the year, but they are your stories, and we thank you for letting us capture them. — Joshua A. Bickel, chief photographer
RYAN M.L.YOUNG
Ben Hodge, 8, is fitted for a bike helmet by Bexley police officer Joe Chapman during the first Bexley Safety Expo held May 9 at the Bexley City Schools' Cassingham Complex. The event featured discussions on block watches, sessions on bicycle safety and a simulator designed to illustrate the dangers of texting while driving.
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Worthington Photos of the Year

Great pictures aren't made often. While we always strive to make interesting pictures out of ordinary events, special pictures -- the ones that stick with you long after the assignment has ended -- are rare occurrences. We know the feeling right before something amazing happens: Our pulse quickens, our hand steadies and our eyes focus in. The shutter clicks and if we're lucky, we've captured something timeless. These are our best pictures of the year, but they are your stories, and we thank you for letting us capture them. — Joshua A. Bickel, chief photographer
JOSH BICKEL
Dan Schlicting, left, of Worthington, practices his juggling routine as Oliver Downs, 1, center, of Worthington watches with his grandfather, Alden Thorn, right, during Pancake Day in March.
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Whitehall Photos of the Year

Great pictures aren't made often. While we always strive to make interesting pictures out of ordinary events, special pictures -- the ones that stick with you long after the assignment has ended -- are rare occurrences. We know the feeling right before something amazing happens: Our pulse quickens, our hand steadies and our eyes focus in. The shutter clicks and if we're lucky, we've captured something timeless. These are our best pictures of the year, but they are your stories, and we thank you for letting us capture them. — Joshua A. Bickel, chief photographer
LORRIE CECIL
Former Ohio State University and NBA player Lawrence Funderburke visits with Etna Road Elementary School students in April. Funderburke told students about growing up poor in a high-crime area of Columbus and how he worked hard not only in basketball but in the classroom to succeed.
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