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  • Richard and Meta Hah take a turn on the floor with other members of the Mid-Ohio Boogie Club, which holds weekly dances at a former bank building on Schrock Road in Columbus.

    Mid-Ohio Boogie Club swings into action each Wednesday

    Nancy Friend of Shelby in Richland County found friends when she joined the Mid-Ohio Boogie Club nine years ago.
  • COURTESY OF ANNAMARIE GALLAGHER
    Gunnar Parrill, 9, was diagnosed earlier this month with desmoplastic small-round-cell tumors, a rare type of soft-tissue cancer that typically begins in the abdomen. A Pray for Gunnar Parrill Facebook page has been created to help the family.

    Boy's sudden cancer diagnosis has community rallying support

    Many in the Grove City community are rallying to support a Buckeye Woods third-grader and his family as the boy battles a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEK
    From left, Lily Harrison, Clara Bettin, Lily O'Brien, Kady Stewart, Eliana Hobbs and Luca Rosenberg play with snow and colored water during RecSchool on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Gantz Park in Grove City. The Grove City Parks and Recreation Department runs the nature-based preschool program for children ages 3-5 from September through May.

    Parks and rec preschool uses the great outdoors to teach

    The question of nature vs. nurture is not an issue in RecSchool, according to program officials.
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