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Ohio State football | NFL draft: Ezekiel Elliott used local designer for draft

Ohio State football | NFL draft: Ezekiel Elliott used local designer for draft
cantonrep.com — Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott and Grove City-based fashion designer Ethan Weisman had the same thought at the same time:What if Elliott, famous for his cropped-top uniform look, wore a cropped top at the NFL Draft?'At first, we were joking about it, and then we both said, 'Yeah,

Ohio State football | NFL draft: Ezekiel Elliott used local designer for draft

Ohio State football | NFL draft: Ezekiel Elliott used local designer for draft
timesreporter.com — Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott and Grove City-based fashion designer Ethan Weisman had the same thought at the same time:What if Elliott, famous for his cropped-top uniform look, wore a cropped top at the NFL Draft?'At first, we were joking about it, and then we both said, 'Yeah,

Ohio State football | NFL draft: Ezekiel Elliott used local designer for draft

Ohio State football | NFL draft: Ezekiel Elliott used local designer for draft
buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott and Grove City-based fashion designer Ethan Weisman had the same thought at the same time: What if Elliott, famous for his cropped-top uniform look, wore a cropped top at the NFL Draft?

Where I Eat: Jordan Keiser

Where I Eat: Jordan Keiser
dispatch.com — NAME: Jordan Keiser | AGE: 39 | RESIDENCE: Hilliard | OCCUPATION: Human resources Q: Since you work Downtown, what are some of your favorite lunch spots? A: I like Market 65 (65 E. State St.), where you make your own salads. I get the caramel-apple vinaigrette. At El Arapazo (47 N.

Delightful donkey that helps kids gets birthday bash

Delightful donkey that helps kids gets birthday bash
dispatch.com — Saturday is probably not his birthday, but a donkey as special as Eddie still deserves to be celebrated. Eddie is a therapy animal at PBJ Connections, a nonprofit organization based in Pataskala that uses equine-assisted therapy to help children. A party will take place at Glow Putt Indoor Mini Golf in Gahanna.

High-school plays draw dedicated patrons with no link to school

High-school plays draw dedicated patrons with no link to school
dispatch.com — The backstage area at Pickerington North High School bustled with activity and nervous chatter as the cast members recently prepared for opening night of their spring musical, "Catch Me If You Can." When Bliss Harlan walked into the room, however, many of the young thespians stopped to greet the 74-year-old with hugs and handshakes.

Picnic With the Pops Pops lineup for summer adds beats with Nelly

Picnic With the Pops Pops lineup for summer adds beats with Nelly
dispatch.com — The annual Picnic With the Pops series promises to seem hipper this year, especially when hip-hop artist Nelly performs July 9 with the Columbus Symphony. The two-time Grammy-winning rapper, who has sold more than 20 million albums, is best-known for hits such as "Hot in Herre" and "Shake Ya Tailfeather."

Low-pressure sessions welcome, encourage ukulele-playing beginners in Franklinton

Low-pressure sessions welcome, encourage ukulele-playing beginners in Franklinton
dispatch.com — A strummed ukulele, it turns out, produces a sound and a smile. During a recent gathering of Strings Attached in the Franklinton neighborhood, about 25 people played and sang the Culture Club hit "Karma Chameleon." The musicians grinned at one another, their toes tapping and shoulders swaying.

Old barns reborn as venues for public use

Old barns reborn as venues for public use
dispatch.com — Ohio Wildlife Center officials are hoping that a 19th-century barn will help fulfill their 21st-century needs. Chances are good that it will, based on the success of a similar barn erected last year at the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Young dancers to perform at OhioDance Festival

Young dancers to perform at OhioDance Festival
dispatch.com — The way Monica Kridler sees it, children don't need to be taught to dance as much as they need to be encouraged to do what comes naturally. "Dance is part of our DNA," said the founding artistic director of Momentum, a yearlong dance program taught in plenty of schools.
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May 02, 2016

It might be 60 degrees in our office right now. Or it might be 59. Been going on for weeks. #bluefingernails

May 02, 2016

@Lima_Usher Ush! Congratulations (right?) -- I enjoyed reading the column and re-living some of those memories. Wish you the best.

Apr 28, 2016

Good thing they have all those new emojis so I can properly react to this. twitter.com/ohioaj/status/…

Apr 28, 2016

Cutest thank-you card ever. Thank you, Ohio Wildlife Center. pic.twitter.com/vhha14LF54

Apr 28, 2016

Aw, shoot, at $5 a pop and always ready, I've bought many -- most for my teen, but not all! twitter.com/Aportzline/sta…

Apr 28, 2016

Can't say I'm shocked. If you're an extra in it, though, go find the DVD! twitter.com/DispatchAlerts…

Apr 28, 2016

@derek2k3 Again, not arguing that it was a nice gesture. The older model just seemed odd to me.

Apr 28, 2016

I love how every time I have a story in the paper, LinkedIn emails me, "You appeared in Dispatch.com" Oh wow, really?

Apr 28, 2016

@bjbethelCMGO Maybe. But might need fixing much more often? Again, nice gesture, but seems odd.


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