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High-tech Mid-Ohio Food Collective Hilltop Farm nearly complete

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Columbus, Ohio, USA Trevor Horn, the farm director at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, shows off the verti-grow towers at the farm on the Hilltop. The vertical design allows for more plants to grow in a smaller space.

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Liberty, Olentangy nab top-3 district showings

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The Olentangy Liberty and Olentangy boys wrestling teams had three district champions apiece en route to finishing second and third, respectively, at Friday and Saturday’s Division I district tournament in Hilliard.

The Braves got first-place points from Luke Mokros (106), Kurt Mokros (113) and Jake Piontkowski (138).

Luke Mokros cruised past Dublin Coffman’s Nick Lawrensen 14-6 in his final, Kurt Mokros blanked Mount Vernon’s Brock Blankenhorn 8-0 in his and Piontkowski outlasted Coffman’s Joseph Baumann 8-5 in a tiebreaker to claim a top seed heading into this weekend’s state showcase at Ohio State.

The Patriots’ top point producers included Jaxson Rosselli (120), Huggy Williams (126) and Prestyn Parks (132).

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New Indian restaurant featuring dosas and buffet just opened; already has raving reviews

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There’s a new spot in town for South Indian food, like biryani, momo, curries, masalas, and dosas. And if you’re in the mood for all of that – they also feature a buffet.

Dosa Kitchen recently opened at 1307 Stone Ridge Dr. in Gahanna, owned and operated by Govinda Guatam, who already owns the popular Indian establishment, Cumin & Curry.

“It’s a South Indian restaurant. We wanted to bring those flavors to Gahanna, since there aren’t any South Indian restaurants in that area,” Gautam said.

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Two central Ohio divers heading to the 2024 Paris Olympics

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DOHA, Qatar (WCMH) – Two central Ohio athletes have punched their tickets to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Ohio State announced that sophomore Lena Hentschel and her partner Jette Muller qualified for Paris after a sixth-place finish in the 3-meter synchronized dive at the World Aquatics Championships. The duo will represent Team Germany after finishing with an aggregate score of 273.93.

It is the second time Hentschel, who is from Berlin, has qualified for the Olympics. In the 2020 games at Tokyo, she won the bronze medal in the same event. She also became the eighth diver from Ohio State women’s swimming and diving to compete in the Olympic games.

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Pair of first-year journalism students earn national journalism award

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Two 2023 spring graduates of Gahanna Lincoln High School received notice Feb. 1 that a story they produced earned a national award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, or NATAS.

Mia Sammons and Jillian Sanders, first-year Ohio University journalism majors from Gahanna, earned a national Student Production Award in the Public Affairs/Community Service category for their project titled “The Beat Goes On.” The project was also the winner submitted by the regional Ohio Valley NATAS chapter.

Sammons said: “’The Beat Goes On’ is about JaShawn Scott, a former Gahanna Lincoln High School student who in 2019 died in a car crash. He was an organ donor and was able to save six lives, and he donated seven organs. If it wasn’t for the Scotts’ willingness to tell their son’s/brother’s story, this award would not have been possible.”

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Ohio State researchers work to boost rubber production through dandelion extraction

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Ohio State scientists are now working to increase the rubber production in the U.S. by researching ways to make the extraction of latex from dandelions and dessert shrubs more efficient as threats of plant disease in South America loom over the international rubber market.

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Ohio State University celebrates Black History Month by spotlighting two Black medical innovators

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — In honor of Black History Month, the Ohio State Medical Heritage Center is highlighting two Ohio natives who played integral roles in defining what innovation and determination looks like in medicine.

As a certified medical history illustrator at The Ohio State University, Anthony Baker is used to drawing veins, arteries and organs. He is usually able to As a certified medical history illustrator at The Ohio State University, Anthony Baker is used to drawing veins, arteries and organs. He can usually work with color, shade and depth, but for the 2024 Local Luminaries Coloring Book, all he had was lines.

“The extra lines, the thicker lines were used to create the overall shapes of the head and the body,” said Anthony Baker. “Thinner lines were used for subtle features, contours of the head and the ears, things like that.”

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Ohio State College of Nursing launches accelerated bachelor’s degree

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The Ohio State University College of Nursing is enrolling students in a new program to help graduates who already have their bachelor’s degree but now feel drawn to a career in health care.

The college launched the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (aBSN) program for students who have finished college in a non-nursing field, but desire to have a career in nursing. It’s a full-time program that can be completed in as few as 18 months.

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New pizzeria taking over home of long-standing central Ohio pizza spot

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Mr. T’s Pizza in Gahanna is now officially closed, but it won’t be long before another central Ohio pizza shop reopens the space.

According to a statement posted to the Facebook page of Dough Boyz Pizza in Galloway, the eatery is planning to take over the former Mr. T’s eatery.

Mr. T’s Pizza officially closed its doors on Feb. 3, and Dough Boyz plans to hold its grand opening on Feb. 7. The eatery is located at 207 W. Johnstown Rd. in Gahanna.

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Ohio University, West Virginia Northern Community College sign articulation agreements to enhance educational opportunities

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New articulation agreements between Ohio University and West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) create seamless transfer pathways for students working toward a bachelor’s degree. 

“These agreements further reinforce our commitment to ensuring that students have access to the higher education opportunities they need to establish meaningful, fulfilling careers,” Ohio University Eastern Dean of Campus and Community Relations David Rohall said. “At OHIO Eastern we have always valued transfer students from area community colleges, and we look forward to welcoming more West Virginia Northern Community College students to our campus.”

West Virginia Northern Community College students who obtain their Associate in Science with a concentration in criminal justice or social work will now have a framework to transfer credit to OHIO Eastern or any Ohio University campus to pursue their Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice or social work. These agreements are designed to remove barriers and bridge the gap between community college education and University programs, encouraging more students to continue their education.

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