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Urban Meyer Reacts To USC, UCLA Joining Big Ten

On Thursday night, former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer reacted to the monumental news that USC and UCLA are leaving the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in the near future. Meyer opened by saying he's seen a few conference realignment moves that didn't make too much sense to him. However, he sees a natural fit within the Big Ten for USC and UCLA thanks to the amount of players from Los Angeles already scattered around the Big Ten.
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Some Red, White & BOOM! fans waiting 30+ hours to see display

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Friday marks the return of Red, White & BOOM! in downtown Columbus. The massive display has been on hiatus since 2019, due to the pandemic. For some neighbors, waiting overnight to save their spot will make the event’s return all the more sweeter. “We got...
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Summer Fun: Family-Friendly Activities and Events Across Central Ohio

Looking to fill your summer schedule with fun, family-friendly activities? Columbus and its surrounding areas offer plenty of events and happenings for all ages—many of them free and easily accessible. From movies to art to outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone. Downtown Happenings for Families. The annual Commons...

Ohio State Football: C.J. Stroud gets snubbed

The Ohio State football program had the best offense in college football last season by every statistical category. A large reason for that was the strong play of C.J. Stroud, especially in the last two-thirds of the season. He really started playing at an elite level. Despite that, he apparently...

North Platte Nationals host Columbus

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The North Platte Nationals Seniors hosted Columbus for a double header at Bill Wood Field. In the first game of the double header, the Nationals got off to a rocky start going scoreless through the first two innings and allowing five Columbus runs to score.
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Tiger Dies After Contracting COVID At Ohio Zoo

A tiger at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio has died after developing pneumonia caused by COVID-19. The 14-year-old Amur tiger named Jupiter "had been on long term treatment for chronic underlying illnesses, which made him more susceptible to this virus," the zoo said in a statement on Facebook.

Best New Restaurant winner Kitchen Social eyes further expansion

When Kitchen Social opened its first location in late 2019, the restaurant industry had no idea what was coming. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, that Polaris restaurant thrived. Kitchen Social defied the odds and opened a second location in November 2021. That Bridge Park location quickly became...

Best of the Bus 2022

Held at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, this gala benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thanks to the help of its volunteers, the Mid-Ohio Food Collective provides more than 170,000 meals to central Ohio residents every day. Best Hometown Product. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. With bold and bright...

A mid-19th-century ex-B&B adds contemporary function to its classic look

Adding modern amenities while maintaining historic character can often be a challenge, especially when a home dates back to 1861 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. When Joe and Johnni Beckel began updates to their Granville home, they gave Dave Fox Design Build Remodelers the added...

The Best Rooftop Bars in Ohio

It's officially rooftop season–the glorious time of year where being outdoors is enjoyable and the sun sets much later than usual. Whether you’re enjoying a craft cocktail, some delicious food, or simply being around your friends, you have to agree that the atmosphere at a rooftop bar is certainly hard to beat.

When wife screamed, husband thought it was a bug. It was only a $542,000 winning ticket in Mississippi Lottery

A Columbus woman, still in shock, claimed $542,292.73 in prize money from the Tuesday, June 21, Mississippi Match 5 drawing. The player loves Mississippi Match 5 and plays every week, always choosing the Quick Pick option. Typically, she purchases five tickets each time. Something made her up that number and purchase 10 for Tuesday’s drawing. As she checked her numbers Tuesday night, it was the seventh ticket yielding her big win.
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Pickleball tournaments, themed restaurant on horizon

Pickleball is poised for growth, with tournaments and even a restaurant coming soon. An estimated 5 million people play pickleball in the United States, and hundreds play it in Knox County. Pickleball is a hybrid recreation sport that combines paddleball and tennis, and some describe it as table tennis, but...

According to the largest spirits competition in the world, this Columbus distillery has the best blended whiskey in the country

You don’t have to go very far to find the best blended whiskey in the country. In fact, you don’t even have to leave Columbus. That’s because—for the second straight year—a High Bank Distillery Co. product won the prestigious Best Of Show award at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, an event billed as the oldest and largest spirits competition in the world.

Cleveland Road Trips: 3 Midwest Eateries that are Havens for Foodies

Newark Ohio's Market Street Soda Works, Detroit's Joe Ann’s BBQ and more are all worth the trip. Summer is all about a cold drink after a long day in the sun, a backyard barbeque and making s’mores over a campfire. When it comes to delicious eats and refreshing drinks, there are favorites to be found all over the region.

New restaurant now open in the former home of DeArini’s

Even though the long-standing Columbus eatery DeArini’s has closed after more than 50 year, a new concept has already opened in the space. Kelley’s Pub & Patio, which was created by owner Ben Skinner after he purchased the restaurant earlier this year, will hold a party to celebrate its opening on July 8 at 7:30 p.m. Kelley’s opened to the public last month.