Charity Newsies continues to serve students

Charity Newsies has slightly altered its operational structure to provide clothes for kids in need during this odd year. This nonprofit organization, headquartered in Clintonville, donates 100 percent of its funds to providing new school clothes for children in need. Its mission is to leave no child with lack of appropriate clothing for school. With this year’s COVID-19 pandemic keeping […]

Pathy’s passion for books, baseball creates a few hits

The 25 years that longtime Worthington resident Sam Pathy took to finish Wrigley Field Year by Year: A Century at the Friendly Confines were a labor of love for the man who grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. “My mom took me to Ladies Day games at Wrigley Field when I was a kid,” Pathy said. “Women got […]

Whetstone trio make OSU marching band

Three Whetstone High School graduates persevered through the challenges of this odd year to make Ohio State University’s marching band. Virtual tryouts were held in mid-August, with the Braves trio learning their fate Aug. 22. A post on the Whetstone Academy of Performing Arts Facebook page announced that Tyler Kotaka and Nathan Hochstetler would be marching in Row C and […]

Moskowitz Brown leads Local Matters

For many low-income Columbus residents, healthy food can be hard to find. Local Matters, a Columbus-area non-profit organization, seeks to address this problem by helping people access nutritious food and learn ways to prepare it. “Local Matters’ mission is to create healthier communities through food education, access and advocacy,” said Clintonville resident Michelle Moskowitz Brown, executive director of Local Matters. […]

Walker ready to kick trade center into gear

The location can be hard to find, yet it is a place where Luke Walker hopes to make it easy for young people to find their true calling. His new trade center for auto mechanics is scheduled to open this month at 620 Oakland Park Ave., with a grand opening celebration in mid-October. Nestled between the railroad tracks and the […]

Wildflower eases worries of customers

As restaurants were able to reopen for both patio and dine-in eating, a favored Clintonville restaurant remained closed. Many people were questioning the fate of Wildflower Café, a Clintonville staple at 3420 Indianola Ave. since 1999, with some believing the restaurant was closed for good. However, Wildflower Café’s owner Patrick McCarthy decided to reopen at the end of July, only […]

Pit crew nearly ready to fire up BBQ spot here

After a somewhat pandemic-related delay, Pit BBQ will open its doors sometime this September. Judging by the long line that gathered for a recent food truck preview organized by local Realtor Ryan Deeter to raise funds for the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, enthusiasm is already high. The 4219 N. High St. site, where 9-Round Fitness previously was located, will be […]

New farmers market sprouts in Beechwold

During a time that has seen farmers markets close or at least rethink how they operate, a new farmers market has cropped up at 4662 Indianola Ave. Organized by Joseph Swainway of Swainway Urban Farm, this farmers market – which enforces social distancing and mask-wearing — plans to operate outside through November, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Saturday. Swainway […]

Play: CBUS reaches for new heights in indoor excitement

The words “indoors” and “adventure” are rarely used together. But the team behind Play: CBUS are trying to change that in a big way, by opening their huge facility this month at 535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd. on the northern edge of Worthington. Owner Greg Carlin said he’s not just providing a venue but an activity he hopes will get visitors […]

Eagles athletes take field for rare home game

To play, or not to play? That has been the question for athletic directors, coaches and athletes for the past six months during this year’s COVID-19 pandemic. With the order that Ohio high schools could begin limited forms of training back in June, teams were able to get back on the field or court. But the fear loomed that starting […]