For Maddie Kupsky, normalcy proved triumphant on Friday night: The Dublin Scioto High School marching band performed its first halftime show of the football season without a visible hitch. Though seemingly an unremarkable accomplishment, the program at Westerville South High School included the baritone-playing Kupsky, who is legally blind - the first visually impaired marching-band member that director Jim Gray has led in his 31-year career.
The story of "James and the Giant Peach Jr." asks readers and viewers to suspend reality. And that is just fine with Sarah Anne and Mary Beth Kauffman. The two sisters from Grandview Heights portray sisters in the CATCO Is Kids production that opens Friday.
Gary Bogart easily lists the many whats, wheres and whens of his 48 years of volunteerism. In rapid-fire succession, the effervescent 85-year-old recites his efforts in behalf of Special Olympians, students at the Ohio State School for the Blind, patients at the Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare hospital and others.
When she attends the Great Columbus Duck Race & Run in Gahanna, Chrissy Spayde will see the thousands of yellow ducks in Big Walnut Creek not as toys but as little rubber warriors. Each one, after all, will have been bought by a sponsor, with proceeds benefiting the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
CIRCLEVILLE - Jen Auteri doesn't visit her oldest son's grave as often as she once did. "When it first happened, I would come here every day," she said of Evan Palmer's plot in Forest Cemetery. "But now, if I'm at home, I can just pretend he's out with friends or something."
Alex Chien began tending bar to pay the bills. Soon, the work will take him overseas. The resident of Gahanna won a regional competition two months ago in Detroit. Next week, the 25-year-old will travel to London - along with nine other regional champions - to vie for the North American title in a U.S.
Rarely has a success story at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium caused so much sadness. The zoo announced on Wednesday that Nora, a polar bear born there in November, will move next month to the Oregon Zoo in Portland. She will remain on public display through Sept. 5.
Those attending the All Ohio Balloon Festival this weekend may take heart in knowing that plenty of entertainment options don't involve free-floating rides. The July 30 hot-air balloon crash near Lockhart, Texas, in which 16 people were killed, caused festival general manager Kevin Behrens to review his event's safety measures.
The Ohio Arts Council awarded more than $12 million in grants for fiscal year 2017, an increase of more than $1 million from 2016, the council announced today. Executive director Donna Collins credited the boost in state funding for allowing the group to increase its support.
Maddie Kupsky sees blurry lines on the marching-band practice field, but she has a clear vision. Legally blind since birth, the 15-year-old is focused on marching with the Dublin Scioto High School band, then ranking as the first blind member of the Ohio State University marching band to participate in all performances.
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