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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.
  • Franklin County Fair

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    Gamble flies off the dock chasing a toy that Jenny Resendez threw during the long-jump event of the DockDogs competition July 12 at the Franklin County Fair. Resendez and Gamble are from Bellville.

    Canines make a splash in DockDogs contest

    Dart II, a 20-month-old Belgian Malinois, was panting when led back to his kennel after his first DockDogs aquatics competition July 12 on the opening day of the Franklin County Fair.
House Bill 85

New law raises homestead exemption for disabled veterans

Many disabled Ohio veterans will get some property tax relief, thanks to a bill Gov. John Kasich has signed into law.
Franklin County Junior Fair auction

Competitors' hard work brings in fair trophies

The Franklin County Junior Fair livestock auction, which concludes the Franklin County Fair, also is the culmination of about 18 months of work for hundreds of 4-H members.

Scout's project to make Eagle creates Grove City Community Disc Course

Over the years, members of Grove City Boy Scout Troop 275 have completed a number of Eagle Scout projects that have benefitted the community.

State fair to feature honey, bee-beard exhibit

Ohio State Fair visitors should expect some buzz at a beekeeping exhibit, where a man will sport a beard of bees -- thousands of them.
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