The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will hold a second birthday bash for Beco March 27.

Zoo to celebrate elephant birthday

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will hold a second birthday bash for Beco March 27.

The baby Asian elephant was born on March 27, 2009, and the zoo will celebrate with free cake, games and activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beco will receive a gift from his keepers, and Manny Manatee and Polly Polar Bear will be on hand to celebrate. Visitors will also get a chance to play trivia, pachyderm putt-putt and other activities.

"Beco's Big Year" author Linda Stanek and "Frenemies" author John Becker will also be in attendance to sign books.


Kish advances in

drafting competition

Marysville's Jason Kish, a student at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, earned gold in Architectural Drafting at a recent regional SkillsUSA competition.

He advances to the state level competition.