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  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEK
    Ohio State University student and Operation BeYoutiful co-founder Lauren Palmar crowns Gabrielle Poulakis, 12, of Summerville, S.C, with flowers after she receives her new wig Friday, Feb. 5, at Atelier Salon on King Avenue. Poulakis has alopecia, which has left her mostly bald. Operation BeYoutiful, which provides wigs to girls going through hair loss, brought her to Columbus to receive her wig. Palmar is the daughter of Clintonville Rotary Club member Andi Palmar.

    Wigs do wonders for young girls

    They call it a "reveal."
  • KEVIN PARKS/THISWEEK
    Chad Wells, a Clintonville resident who plans to open a Whit's Frozen Custard store in his neighborhood by mid-April, shows off a fresh batch of salted-caramel custard at his Short North location.

    Latest scoop: Whit's is coming

    Chad Wells plans to bring a new chill to Clintonville.
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    Trey Osborne, 13, practices on a racing simulator in his Clintonville home. Trey recently moved up from quarter-midget vehicles to midget cars in his racing career; the cars can reach speeds of well over 100 mph.

    Life in the fast(er) lane

    Despite a serious crash on the track two years ago that put him in the intensive-care unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for six days, Trey Osborne of Clintonville never once thought about giving up on a career in racing.
  • Historical society

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    Artist Sandy Trinter holds a watercolor version of her painting of the former "Booster" headquarters on North High Street. The drawing will be featured in the fifth edition of a fundraising coloring book sold by the Clintonville Historical Society, to be unveiled Sunday, Jan. 17.

    Coloring books find unintended audience: grownups

    When Clintonville Historical Society members were exploring fundraising options in 2010, one of them brought up the issue of making the neighborhood's past more accessible to children.
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