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This week in the arts, May 19-25 - Entertainment & Life  The Columbus Dispatch

CLASSICAL MUSIC• Carpe Diem String Quartet, family concert, 1 p.m. Sunday, Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St.; free; ...



Hairspray themes not lost on Whetstone High School actors  ThisWeek Community News

In his 1988 film "Hairspray," John Waters took on issues of segregation, body shaming and beehive hairdos within the incongruous confines of a popular teen ...



Brave the Future: Whetstone High School applauded during student sneak peek  ThisWeek Community News

Dozens of families braved frigid temperatures Jan. 29 to attend the fifth annual Brave the Future at Whetstone High School. It was an opportunity for future ...



Whetstone High School homecoming: Parade, festival to benefit more than Braves  ThisWeek Community News

Homecoming is a pretty big deal at high schools around the country. At Whetstone High School, homecoming is a really big deal where it has evolved to become ...



Flags at Whetstone High School make every day a banner day  ThisWeek Community News

Students at Whetstone High School, particularly in recent years, can point to locations around the globe as the place where they or their parents came from. Now ...



Christopher Ray brings new energy to Whetstone High School stage  ThisWeek Community News

Christopher Ray appeared in his first theatrical production when he was a middle schooler in his native West Chester. "I did it to impress a girl," he recalled, "and ...



Forever Unknown -- featuring teens from Pickerington, Clintonville -- out to show alt rock lives  ThisWeek Community News

A band of teens from Pickerington and Clintonville -- inspired by rockers who made historic noise before they were born -- has sought to pick up the torch and ...



Columbus school using famous musical to help students with life lessons  10TV

A musical set in the 1960s is being used as a way to break barriers of racism, sexism and body image issues for high school students. "There's a problem with ...



Volunteers can help Whetstone put on 'best face'  ThisWeek Community News

A tradition possibly unique to Whetstone High School will return Aug. 9. The annual Whetstone High School Community Cleanup of the grounds and courtyards ...



Columbus school-closing plans: Whetstone High sits in floodplain, which might weigh in Centennials favor  Columbus Dispatch

Whetstone High School, there's a problem. The Columbus school district is floating competing plans to close either Whetstone or the neighboring high school to ...



Former Whetstone High student sentenced to time served in 5-year-old gun case  The Columbus Dispatch

In a five-year-old case that opened the door for more-aggressive searches of Ohio students, a Franklin County judge agreed on Thursday to drop a felony ...



Whetstone High School homecoming parade to salute band director  ThisWeek Community News

Josh Reynolds, who had the tough task of replacing legendary Whetstone High School band director Rick Burkart, is gratified that in only his fourth year he has ...



Whetstone breakfast takeaway: Soft skills are key  ThisWeek Community News

For this year's annual Clintonville Business Leaders Community Breakfast, held Oct. 23, Whetstone High School Principal Janet Routzong wanted to find out ...



Football: Jones replaces Poff as Whetstone coach - Sports  ThisWeek Community News

Don Poff has stepped down after six seasons as football coach at Whetstone High School and has been replaced by a longtime assistant coach with the ...



After hours: Columbus Police officers have variety of other jobs off-the-clock  The Columbus Dispatch

More than 140 Columbus police officers also have a second job or another source of outside income, a review of division records by The Dispatch shows.



Police: No injuries after CCS school bus crash in southeast Columbus  10TV

Columbus Police confirms 12 students were on board a Columbus City School bus when it collided with another vehicle Friday morning.



Dominion Middle School: Parents see positives in potential move  ThisWeek Community News

As Columbus City Schools officials work their way through the latest round of musical buildings, several Dominion Middle School parents say they tentatively are ...



Police: Attempted abduction at park by Whetstone High School  ABC6OnYourSide.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Police are investigating an attempted abduction in the Whetstone neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.Officers were ...



Nobody Showed Up To An Anti-Abortion Walkout In Columbus  WOSU

Wednesday's "Pro-Life Walkout" was supposed to be the anti-abortion answer to last month's "March For Our Lives." Rather than calling for gun regulations,



Hundreds of Columbus students participate in national walkout to promote safety  ABC6OnYourSide.com

Columbus City Schools held a variety activities Wednesday to promote safety as students locally and nationally are planning walkouts on the one-month ...



Columbus parking meters free Monday in observance of Veteran's Day  The Columbus Dispatch

Motorists in Columbus can park free at city parking meters Monday in observance of Veteran's Day.Veteran's Day is Sunday but will be observed in Columbus ...



Whetstone celebrates 50 years  Columbus Dispatch

Richard Burkart has seen "a great deal of change" since he attended Whetstone High School in the 1970s.



Crew SC | New season brings joy to fans  The Columbus Dispatch

At 11:51 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2017, Columbus resident Jon Lusch should have been asleep preparing to teach the next day at Whetstone High School when he ...



Big Walnut Winter Sports Schedules  Sunbury News

Sat. Jan. 5, TBA: Girls Varsity Gymnastics, Worthington Kilbourne HS Invitational, Away, Worthington Kilbourne High School, 1499 Hard Rd, Columbus OH ...



Red White & Boom and July 4th: Everything you need to know  The Columbus Dispatch

Looking for parking, traffic and other information on Red White and Boom 2018? We've got you covered. Plus info on fireworks in Franklin, Union, Delaware, ...



Independence Day celebrations, fireworks - News  The Columbus Dispatch

All events are July 4 unless otherwise noted.DELAWARE COUNTY•Delaware: Parade, 3 p.m., begins at Delaware County Fairgrounds, east on Pennsylvania to ...



BRAVES NEW WORLD  ThisWeek Community News

This weekend's graduation will scatter Whetstone High School seniors to the winds of change. College beckons many; others will turn to trade schools to help ...



Brass band ushers in summer at Park of Roses concert  The Columbus Dispatch

From the hum of air conditioners to the aroma of outdoor grills, certain surefire signs announce that summer will soon be upon us. Equally indicative of the ...



Girls Volleyball: Whetstone halts Centennial's league winning streak  ThisWeek Community News

The Whetstone High School girls volleyball team beat host Centennial 25-11, 25-13, 25-16 on Sept. 7 to end the Stars' City League-North Division winning ...



Whetstone Homecoming parade set for Friday night  ThisWeekNews

The ninth annual Whetstone High School homecoming parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, before the Whetstone High School vs. East High School.



Tributes | vindy.com — LAWRENCE 'LARRY' MARSH DAVIS  Youngstown Vindicator

Youngstown, Ohio | Tributes, In Memoriam, Deaths, Obituaries, for Warren, Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Poland.



One Linden plan set to transform Columbus neighborhood with 10 big ideas - Columbus Business First  Columbus Business First

We have time, but not much time,” Ginther said. “The next 20 years will dictate where the city goes, I believe, over the next 100.”



Ellen Theresa (Corbett) Wensink  Sandusky Register

Oct. 11, 1947–Jan. 7, 2019 Ellen Theresa (Corbett) Wensink, 71, residing in Monroeville, unexpectedly passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Cleveland ...



Clintonville Go Public Has One Mission: Keep Students In Public Schools  WOSU

Want to see something cool?” Matt Hysell asks, popping his head into a classroom. He's marching down the hallway almost before I can answer.



Thousands lose power in Franklin County; Several schools closed  10TV

AEP says over 5000 customers were out of power in North Columbus near Clintonville Friday morning.



Surge of young voters register for Ohio election  The Columbus Dispatch

More than 10000 young people who reside in Ohio's hotly contested 12th Congressional District have registered to vote just since mid-February. But will they ...



Clintonville choir's YouTube video catches eyes, ears in NYC  ThisWeek Community News

Thank you, YouTube. That could well be the motto over the next year for members of the Clintonville Community Choir.



To Stay in the City with Kids, Parents Band Together to Improve Columbus Schools  Columbus Monthly

City-dwelling parents are refusing to join the exodus of young families to suburban school districts, choosing instead to stay in the homes and neighborhoods ...



Whetstone: Frozen treats welcome freshmen  ThisWeek Community News

Dilly Bars by the dozens were handed out Aug. 16 to incoming Whetstone High School freshmen and their family members. The old-fashioned ice-cream social ...



Whetstone Roundup: Baseball team seeking another City championship  ThisWeek Community News

The Whetstone High School baseball team will try to reload and extend its unprecedented streak of City League championships this season. The Braves ...



CCS helps former ECOT students with transition  ABC6OnYourSide.com

Saturday, nearly 100 former ECOT students found out where they would continue their education after ECOT's announcement it would cease operations.Former ...



The Open Gym Report: Columbus East and Columbus Whetstone  Land-Grant Holy Land

We took a look at two of the rising programs in the Columbus City League-North division on Tuesday. Check out our latest open gym report.



Arway dies after battle with cancer - News  ThisWeekNews

Former Whetstone High School boys basketball coach Kevin Arway died Dec. 7 after a more than two-year battle with cancer.



Former Canfield tennis coach Larry Davis dies  Youngstown Vindicator

Staff report. CANFIELD. Larry Davis, Canfield High School's boys tennis coach for 37 seasons before retiring in 2014, died Saturday. He was 68. Davis taught ...



Ohio Supreme Court Upholds School Search of Unattended Student Backpack  Education Week

Ohio's highest court has upheld a warrantless school search of a high school student's unattended book bag, ruling that such searches are justified by schools' ...



More Columbus schools data scandal officials finally facing state discipline  The Columbus Dispatch

Five more Columbus school principals connected to the district's data-manipulation scandal could lose their state-educator licenses. The Ohio Department of ...



School administrators who have been subpoenaed - News  Columbus Dispatch

The following individuals have had their records subpoenaed as part of the Ohio Department of Education's investigation into the manipulation of student data in ...



Girls soccer team eyes another City title - News  ThisWeekNews

With 11 returning letterwinners, including six starters, the Whetstone High School girls soccer team is taking aim at its fifth consecutive City League ...



Girls team to lean on intelligence - News  ThisWeekNews

First-year Whetstone High School girls basketball coach Rickie McClanahan is hoping his team's IQ on the court matches its GPA to help offset what he thinks ...



Ohio Supreme Court rules backpack search that found bullets was constitutional  cleveland.com

The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that searching a high school student's backpack did not violate a student's privacy rights. The search found bullets ...



Theodore Decker: Mother wants someone to talk about her son's death  Columbus Dispatch

Sometimes, alone in her South Linden house, she presses a piece of her son's clothing to her nose and breathes in. Ernestine Beatty-Anderson keeps Michael's ...



Ohio Supreme Court: backpack searches fair game on school property  Dayton Daily News

In the interest of protecting children, school officials can search students' bags on school property without first obtaining warrants, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled ...



Clintonville Area Commission throws support behind Metro Parks levy  ThisWeek Community News

All six of the Clintonville Area Commission members on hand for the Oct. 4 meeting gave their thumbs-up to the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks levy ...



Prosecutors office had inkling of Columbus schools data scandal  The Columbus Dispatch

Four years before the public learned that Columbus City Schools administrators were routinely changing student records to make the schools and district look ...



Columbus City Schools Pilots Food Truck to Boost Interest in School Lunch  columbusunderground

Columbus City Schools is tackling food insecurity with a novel approach: bringing food trucks to high schools. The pilot program kicked off this week, starting ...



Boys team striving for winning season  ThisWeekNews

Three starters have returned to help the Whetstone High School boys basketball team in its quest for its first winning season in six years.



Ginther sending daughter to private school, not Columbus City Schools  Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther is sending his 6-year-old daughter to the Wellington School, an elite private academy in Upper Arlington, Columbus Monthly ...



Metro park hits mark with archery course, foam-animal targets  The Columbus Dispatch

Ollie Kramer aimed his compound bow, drew the bowstring and released, the arrow hitting his target. A stegosaurus. On a recent sunny Sunday afternoon, the ...



Former Whetstone Principal Tied To Data-Fixing Scandal Won't Get Licenses Back  WCBE 90.5 FM

Former Whetstone High School principal Amy Dennis, who is implicated in the Columbus City Schools' attendance data-fixing scandal, has agreed not to re.



Columbus proposal would close 7 schools - News  Columbus Dispatch

Columbus City Schools administrators recommend closing seven schools this summer: Brookhaven and Independence high schools, a middle school and four ...



Baseball squad looks to add to City title streak  ThisWeekNews

The Whetstone High School baseball team will be looking to extend its streak of City League championships to five this season.



Field-trip policy in Columbus schools may be altered yet again  Columbus Dispatch

It's an age-old rule: You can't go on the field trip unless you turn in the consent form, signed by a parent. But Columbus City Schools made it much more ...



Students' camp helps girls work through tough time  ThisWeek Community News

Girl drama -- it's, like, the worst, amirite? That's why two longtime friends -- Marisa Tayal, 14, of Clintonville and Edee Malley, 16, of Old North Columbus -- want ...



Family of Columbus woman killed in hit-and-run releases statement  10TV

The family of a Columbus woman who was struck and killed while jogging in Westerville Monday morning released a statement Tuesday. In the statement, Linda ...



Two extensions of Olentangy Trail in works, but plan to connect them tricky  The Columbus Dispatch

Metro Parks plans to begin work this year on a mile-long section of the Olentangy Trail in Delaware County. The Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks ...



Columbus students tout yearlong service projects for scholarships  The Columbus Dispatch

At the beginning of the academic year, when four seniors at Centennial High School began discussing what their school was missing, they ultimately landed on ...



School official tied to Columbus data scandal resigns  Columbus Dispatch

Two top-level Columbus school administrators - one of whom has been implicated in the district's data scandal - have resigned.



Boys team expecting to make strides  ThisWeekNews

Having returned four starters, the Whetstone High School boys basketball team expects to see great improvement this season under second-year coach Richie ...



Data-changing ex-principal who got bonus says he was forced out because of race  Columbus Dispatch

A Columbus principal who was forced out for manipulating data is claiming the school district targeted him for termination because he is black. Christopher ...



What Privacy Do Students Have? Ohio Supreme Court Hears Backpack Seizure Case  WOSU

A case originating at a Columbus high school was heard by the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday. It revolves around how and why a student at a public school ...



Who are the Scholar-Athlete Award winners?  The Columbus Dispatch

Introduced in May 1982, the Dispatch Motorists Insurance Group Scholar-Athlete Awards annually honor the best and brightest high school students in central ...



Online apparel brand gets new boss, pondering possible store  Columbus Business First

A familiar name now is leading a growing Columbus apparel company. Zachary Traxler, founder and CEO of Traxler Custom Printing, has been named CEO of ...



Complete list of central Ohio's 2016 Fourth of July events  Columbus Dispatch

All activities are on July 4th unless otherwise noted.



Teams stand ready during crises - News  ThisWeekNews

When tragedy strikes a Columbus school, Cheryl L. Ward goes into action.



16-year-old saves brothers from North Side house fire  Columbus Dispatch

When she's asked what she did over Christmas break, 16-year-old Abbi Swank won't have a typical answer. The Whetstone High School junior is credited with ...



Writer delves into infamous Graceland murder  ThisWeekNews

Christie Mullins, a 14-year-old sophomore-to-be at Whetstone High School, wasn't supposed to be at Graceland Shopping Center when she met her death Aug.



DIY 3-D printer opens doors - News  ThisWeekNews

Computer-science students at Whetstone High School have spent the last 10 weeks building something that can build things.



Candidate profile: Ginther grew up in atmosphere of service  Columbus Dispatch

Andrew J. Ginther's friends emptied out of the East Side gym on a cold December day as his newly formed campaign staff whispered attaboys and words of ...



Student privacy before Ohio Supreme Court in backpack search case  Education Dive

A school security guard at Whetstone High School in Columbus, OH, found a gun in an 18-year-old's backpack in 2013, and the state's supreme court will next ...



Unanimous Ohio Supreme Court Rules School's Bookbag Search That Led To Gun Was Legal  The Statehouse News Bureau

The Ohio Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a student's constitutional rights weren't violated by a search of an unattended book bag that led to the.



Many tied to Columbus schools data fraud already retired or resigned  Columbus Dispatch

Most of 14 Columbus schools employees who had ties to the student-data scandal slipped away quietly. They retired or resigned. The district said yesterday that ...



Girls soccer team starting to jell  ThisWeekNews

The Whetstone High School girls soccer team is beginning to find its rhythm.



Whitehall 32, Whetstone 18: Whitehall bounces back behind Koons, Upchurch  Columbus Dispatch

Whitehall senior quarterback Cody Koons got on a roll early. On the Rams' first drive last night, Koons took a snap out of the shotgun, dropped back a couple of ...



Boys squad hitting comfort zone - News  ThisWeekNews

The Whetstone High School boys basketball team continues to improve.



Mentor-A-Buckeye Helps High Schoolers Aim For College And Beyond  WOSU

Even if high schoolers have the grades to get to college, they might not know how. That's where Mentor-A-Buckeye comes in. Three Ohio State students are.



Ex-jail worker indicted, accused of sex inside jail with inmate  The Columbus Dispatch

A civilian who worked at the Franklin County jail faces up to five years in prison after he was indicted Monday for sexual battery of an inmate. A grand jury ...



Whetstone Roundup: Waitkus displays heart with golf team  ThisWeek Community News

Victor Waitkus has displayed heart and desire since joining his teammates on the Whetstone High School boys golf team in early August. The junior underwent ...



State Revokes License Of Figure In CCS Data Rigging Scandal  WCBE 90.5 FM

One of the key figures in the Columbus City Schools' attendance data scrubbing scandal has had her license revoked.



Dispatch Special Report - News  The Columbus Dispatch

In a three-day series, The Dispatch examines the city's economic segregation and wage disparity. We report on the wage divide, how workers struggle to thrive ...



WMU's Sky Broncos capture fourth place in national competition | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's Sky Broncos finished fourth in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's championship competition ...



Finding Christie Mullins murderer-40 years too late  Columbus Monthly

It took 40 years to find Christie Mullins' killer. But the final verdict, and a police apology, didn't feel much like justice.



Postponed 'Rope' ready to go - News  ThisWeek Community News

The show will go on. The Whetstone High School Theater Company will present Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope" at 7 p.m. April 27 and 28. The drama was ready to ...



Clintonville Rusty Bucket goes to voters with liquor options - Columbus Business First  Columbus Business First

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is still finding new sites in Central Ohio, but its next restaurant is going to need the backing of voters. The Columbus-based ...



Weinland Park Rebuilds After Decades of Gang Violence  Columbus Monthly

The Short North Posse, a violent gang of drug dealers that has terrorized the North Side neighborhood of Weinland Park for 25 years, has left a scar on the ...



Boateng, boys cross country team take City titles  ThisWeekNews

Ike Boateng led the Whetstone High School boys cross country team to its third consecutive City League championship and its sixth league title in seven years.



Coordinate 'passing the baton' with your team to reach the IT project finish line  TechRepublic

What do IT projects and track sprints have in common? Timing and team coordination are crucial. Follow these three principles during your day-to-day IT project ...



Court Points Out The Fourth Amendment Still Protects Public School Students From Illegal Searches  Techdirt

Students don't sacrifice their Constitutional rights when they walk through the school's door. Their protections are somewhat diminished but they don't evaporate ...



Sky Broncos place fifth in national championship event | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's famed precision flight team, the Sky Broncos, captured fifth place in the 2016 National Intercollegiate Flying ...



Football team needs win over Stars to finish .500  ThisWeekNews

The Whetstone High School football team will play host to Centennial in its season finale Friday, Oct. 30.



Republican Bill Would Mandate Ohio Schools Teach About Fetal Development  WOSU

A new bill has been introduced in the Ohio House that would require health classes cover fetal development and offer students information on where they can.



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