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  • From Kohl's to go-karts

    STEVE WARTENBERG/THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Bob Conrad is renovating a vacant Kohl's store at 4045 W. Broad St. into an indoor track for electric go-karts. He plans a mid-October opening of the new business.

    Buckeye Raceway will take over West Side space

    Rob Conrad is ripping up tiles and laying down a quarter-mile track inside a vacant 135,000-square-foot building that was once a Kohl's store at 4050 W. Broad St.
  • VIDEO

    ERIN HOLL/THISWEEKNEWS
    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.

Board gives Garside 5-year contract extension

The South-Western Board of Education unanimously approved an early five-year contract extension with Treasurer Hugh Garside at its meeting Monday, Aug. 11.

Library officials like no-extension plan for Columbus Street

The debate whether to extend Columbus Street through the proposed site of the new Grove City library remains ongoing, but library staff and officials are happy with the design they have -- without the extension.

Extension comes down to dueling developers

The future of Beulah Park has become a contrast between two developers, but the one with the option to buy the property might not wait around for City Council to decide which option it prefers.

West to host Back to School Night

West High School, 179 S. Powell Ave., will host a Back to School Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18.

'Bee Lady' reaps golden bounty

It's been a banner year for the German Village Bee Lady.

Event to support Ohio Military Reserve

The State Guard Association, the charitable foundation supporting the Ohio Military Reserve, will hold a fund raising/public outreach event Aug. 23, at the Buffalo Wild Wings Georgesville Square, 1690 Georgesville Square Drive in Columbus.
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