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Comedian Bill Burr coming to Columbus in 2024

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Grammy and Emmy-nominated comedian Bill Burr is coming to Columbus in 2024.

Burr will be performing at the Schottenstein Center on May 16 for his upcoming tour.

Burr made his debut as host of Saturday Night Live on Oct. 10, 2020, and has appeared on television shows, film and more.

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“Pitch a Friend Night” to help Columbus singles

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If you’re single and tired of introducing yourself to strangers, have a friend do it for you.

Driving the news: Bada Bean Bada Booze in Italian Village is gearing up for “Pitch a Friend Night” from 7-11pm Thursday.

The cafe and bar, at 231 E. First Ave., describes the event as “like Shark Tank, but for your single friends.”

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10-year-old dresses in Halloween costumes designed around wheelchair

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A 10-year-old from Delaware County has gained a lot of popularity over the years for his creative Halloween costumes, because they aren’t just any costume, they’re designed around his wheelchair.

He’s had some creative costumes over the years. Blake says that this year’s costume however, is his favorite so far and any Columbus Blue Jackets fan will understand why.

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Wayne County photographer takes winning wildlife stamp photo

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A photograph of a pair of cedar waxwings will be featured on the 2024 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources  Division of Wildlife. The winning photo was taken by Roni Leatherman, of Rittman, Ohio, in Wayne County.

Leatherman’s cedar waxwing photo was chosen as the winner of the 15th annual legacy stamp photo contest based on originality, composition, technical excellence, and overall beauty. Brenda Traffis, of Lake County, earned second place and Eric Tilson, of Wadsworth, came in third. The competition garnered 31 entries. All entries were required to be pictures of cedar waxwings.

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Kendall Jenner makes surprise appearances at two bars in Ohio

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Reality star and model turned business entrepreneur Kendall Jenner made stops at two Ohio bars on Monday to promote her new tequila company.

Jenner appeared at Townhall and Standard Complex in Columbus for an event promoting her 818 Tequila company.

Instagram stories from both bars showed Jenner waving to fans and pouring shots of her tequila at the bar.

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The life-changing journey for a Columbus Marathon runner

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – On Sunday approximately 12,000 runners will hit the pavement for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon. Before the event begins, the race will recognize the Lashutka Spirit Award winners, who exemplify bravery and perseverance.

One of them is Justin Boggs, who has truly seen his outlook on life change through running.

“At first, I used to run as a way to get in shape, but now, I want to get in shape so I can run better, run with more people and run longer,” said Boggs.

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Connecting with COSI: How to make ice cream

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — In this week’s “Connecting with COSI,” Education Specialist Lauren Sudimack shows Monica Day and her daughter Presley an exciting new way to make ice cream.

Based on Presley’s reaction, it must be pretty good.

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‘Life is a runway:’ Designer encourages uniqueness, bold styles ahead of Fashion Week Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 14th annual Fashion Week Columbus kicks off Sept. 24 and, for featured designer Xantha Ward, it will mark the third time that her pieces have hit the runways of the big event.

“I love creating accessories, ready-to-wear, and over-the-top pieces like avant-garde [and] couture pieces,” explained Ward. “My aesthetic is a mixture of Asian and African design. In the Asian, I love the wide kimono sleeves and the African comes in with the bright colors and batik fabrics and mudcloth.”

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Columbus Police host first-ever “Pathways to Greatness” event

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Community action groups across the city are continuing to address gun violence. Groups teamed up with Columbus Police on Sunday to host the first annual “Pathways to Greatness.”

This was a free event on the Columbus Commons. It was designed for teens specifically, ages 13 to 17.

Columbus police say this is part of the departments efforts in engaging with the community in a different way.

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Late Ohio singer ‘Nightbirde’ still making an impact

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Family members of the late singer Jane Marczewski, also known as “Nightbirde,” shared a special moment on social media about how the Ohio native’s electrifying performance on “America’s Got Talent” is still making an impact.

“Jane’s sister and brothers just landed in Los Angeles to attend @agt ‘live show’ as VIP guests,” the post’s caption read. “They’ll be rooting for the @mzansiyouthchoir who sang her song ‘It’s OK’. (Jane may be rooting from heaven tonight).”

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