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  • Ronald McDonald House

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    Judy Skinner has been volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus since its founding in 1982. Skinner's motivation for volunteering is her son, Greg, who died of leukemia in 1978.

    Volunteer's dedication spans 30 years

    In the late 1970s, Judy Skinner heard only whispers that Columbus would be home to a Ronald McDonald House.
  • VIDEO

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    Pilot Dogs trainer Steve Hoyt, left, takes a blindfolded Calista Harper around the building with a Labrador retriever in training to simulate walking with a guide dog.

    Puppy raisers fundamental to Pilot Dogs training program

    Pilot Dogs, a central Ohio nonprofit, has been serving the blind community for more than 60 years by providing guide dogs.

District starts year with new schools, technology

The new school year is off and running.

Women raising ruckus to fight ovarian cancer

Wearing flashy garb and carrying a message of hope, a group of central Ohio women are speaking out this month to raise awareness about an often undetected and deadly form of cancer.
Sept. 21 at four city locations

Gyimah predicts Let's Move event will do well

Let's Move, Columbus, an effort to get families to make physical fitness a part of everyday life, is just around the corner.
Great Placemakers Lab

Planner touts neighborhood walkability at event

Professional planner Eric Fredericks likes walkable neighborhoods, so much so that he's made them his avocation.
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