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    Painter Gail Kelley poses for a portrait with her English setters, Bella (left) and Bogart, last week at her Clintonville home. Kelley, a 2009 graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design, will display her paintings of dogs through Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Weiland’s Market, 3600 Indianola Ave.

    Weiland’s welcomes canvas canines this week

    A funny thing happened on Gail Kelley’s way to becoming an artist: She got sidetracked into a long career in retail and, for the past 21 years, as the owner of a Two Men and a Truck franchise.
  • Clintonville artist Tom Baillieul's "Heaven is a Happy Place" substitutes a suicide bomber's face with the iconic smiley face.

    Smiley faces invite new POVs on current events

    Ad executive Harvey R. Ball, who died April 14, 2001, was "the strongest claimant to having invented the smiley face, that 100-watt yellow grin adorning tote bags, letters (and) car bumpers," according to his obituary in The New York Times.

Cane's: 'We screwed up'

A whole team of people from Raising Cane's Ohio sought to make amends last week with Clintonville residents upset by the removal of trees over the Bill Moose Run, cleared to make room for one of the chicken-finger restaurants at 5132 N. High St.

Woman's 100-mile run to benefit rabbit rescue

Hoosier was a well-loved bunny. His owner, Shannon McLoughlin Morrison, will celebrate the life of her first pet rabbit, who died in 2011, by running 100 miles to benefit Ohio House Rabbit Rescue Inc. and its efforts to purchase its adoption center.

Vandalism saddens Olympic pool owner

For the first time in more than two decades, Olympic Swim Club's owners have hired night security in response to recent break-ins and instances of vandalism.
Police beat

Man returns to apartment, finds burglar inside

Two watches, together worth $1,600, along with $20 worth of golf balls were stolen in a burglary in the 3700 block of North High Street that was reported at 4:10 p.m. Aug. 19 after one of the residents reportedly found the suspect in his apartment. The victim told Columbus police he had observed the suspect walk into the apartment building, but it was not until he walked into his residence that he discovered the man was intent on breaking and entering. The nearby apartment of a woman also was burglarized, reports said; damage to each of the doors was estimated at $200.

E-Waste recycling event scheduled

RecycleForce Columbus and the Clintonville Farmers Market will hold an e-Waste collection event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 30, at the intersection of Dunedin Road and North High Street.
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