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    One of the clowns in the Dead Clown Hall of Fame, part of Rib's 3D Funhouse at ScareAtorium, was photographed though 3D glasses. ScareAtorium is located in the former PharMor store at Northland Plaza, 2605 Northland Plaza Drive, Columbus. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Oct. 16 through Nov. 1, with "lights on" tours offered on Sundays.

    ScareAtorium's frightful fun includes 2 attractions

    Most people think a haunted house attraction is tossed together in late September.
    Fariba Mohammadyar (left) teaches a class at her studio, Majestic Belly Dancing, Oct. 23. The class is preparing for a show in the McConnell Arts Center Dec. 21. Mohammadyar also teaches classes at Carriage Place Recreation Center. Also pictured are students Kinya Knight and Kyaris Soriano (right).

    Instructor thought belly dancing days were behind her

    When Fariba Mohammadyar came to the United States 18 years ago, she was leaving behind Europe, where she grew up, and Iran, where she was born.
    Donald Church puts together an italian sub at Pizza Mart, 5413 Sinclair Road. The business recently opened under new ownership. It closed for repairs last fall after suffering extensive smoke damage from a fire at a nearby business.

    New owner, same recipes at reopened Pizza Mart

    Pizza Mart on Sinclair Road is back in business after a fire nearly a year ago threatened to close the venerable establishment for good.

Ethnic market under new ownership

Saraga International Grocery got a new lease on life when it recently switched hands.

Health panel members discuss Ebola preparedness

The topic was bound to come up.

Group to reveal results of population study Nov. 5

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is working with the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute and Columbus 2020 on a study of population growth through 2050.

Health committee leaders looking to find replacements

Scott Dowling and Sandy LaFollette would like to be replaced as co-chairmen of the North Side Health Advisory Committee.
Issues 6, 7 and 8

Columbus charter changes on Nov. 4 ballot

Columbus voters will be asked to approve 19 city charter amendments -- appearing as Issues 6, 7 and 8 -- on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Police beat

Teen pulled inside car during Karl Road in robbery attempt

A juvenile told officers he was dragged into a car by two men who went through his pockets and struck him between 4 and 5 p.m. Oct. 20.

KIPP Columbus poised for expansion at new campus

A former Columbus State Community College golf course off Agler Road is now the new campus for an expanded local branch of a network of charter schools that serve disadvantaged students.
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