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    John Umpleby, chairman of the annual Charity Newsies fund drive, stands amid some of the coats stored at the Charity Newsies building in Columbus. The coats and other clothing will be donated to Franklin County children in need. Charity Newsies volunteers will collect cash donations on street corners at several central Ohio locations Dec. 12 during the 108th annual Charity Newsies fundraising drive.

    Extra, extra! Newsies in streets Dec. 12

    It will be a familiar sight for central Ohioans: Charity Newsies volunteers will hit the streets Dec. 12 to raise money to help clothe Franklin County's school-age children in need.
    Indian Springs Elementary School teacher Al Crawford ran 51 miles Saturday, Oct. 24, to celebrate his 51st birthday and raise money for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Last year he ran 50 miles; he hopes to increase the length of his run every year to match his age. Crawford's wife, Allison, is a breast cancer survivor.

    Teacher's run grows longer with age

    To celebrate the milestone of his 50th birthday last year, Al Crawford ran that many miles -- from his home in Reynoldsburg to Indian Springs Elementary School, where he teaches fifth grade.
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