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Columbus middle school hosts ‘Girl Talk’ to promote peace and beauty

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Choosing peace over violence and loving yourself are two very important themes that a local organization in Central Ohio hopes to instill in kids at a young age.

Students at Johnson Park Middle School in Columbus got a few life lessons Monday; learning how to be leaders and mentors.

“It inspires us to do good and shows how much we are appreciated,” said Johnson Park Middle School 8th grader, Kyanna Rodriguez.

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Ohio State men’s basketball pulls away from Merrimack in win

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Roddy Gayle Jr. scored 20 points, Zed Key added a double-double off the bench and the Ohio State men’s basketball team used a big second-half run to break away from Merrimack in a 76-52 victory on Nov. 15.

A 3-pointer from Bryan Etumnu and a pair of free throws by Samba Diallo had Merrimack within six points with about 9 1/2 minutes to go. Ohio State responded with a 16-0 run in which Jamison Battle hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points, giving the Buckeyes a 65-43 lead with 5 1/2 minutes remaining.

The Buckeyes extended the run to 24-3 and led 73-46 with 2:13 to go.

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AWS opens 20th Think Big Space at a Central Ohio school

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened another new Think Big Space Classroom at a Central Ohio School.

On Nov. 13, AWS held a ribbon cutting at Jonathan Alder Canaan Middle School in Plain City. This is the second space in the Johnathan Alder school district and 20th in Central Ohio, more than anywhere else in the world.

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Ryan Earns 200th Win at Ohio State with 53-0 Victory over Edinboro

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No. 7 Ohio State (2-0) earned its second dual victory of the season with a 53-0 win over visiting Edinboro (0-1) Sunday at the Covelli Center. The win gave Tom Ryan, head coach of the Buckeyes, his 200th dual victory at Ohio State. He now has 309 for his career.

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Giving sight through sound: A Columbus school for the blind marches into student success

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Giving sight through sound. Each note, an open window to the world, giving clear vision that at one time wasn’t there.

Teachers indicate for blind students, music can provide a great form of self-expression, help kids share their feelings and literally develop a rhythm for life.

The Ohio State School for the Blind is providing that drum beat of success for students.

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Ohio Soccer Takes Down Buffalo 1-0

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The Ohio women’s soccer team (3-4-2) won their first game in Mid-American Conference play by beating Buffalo (4-2-3) 1-0 this afternoon (Sept. 24). The Bobcats’ win was Buffalo’s conference loss since 2021.

Sophomore goalkeeper Celeste Sloma (Columbus, Ohio) faced the first action of the game for the Bobcats. In quick succession, the sophomore faced two challenging shots that threatened the Bobcats. However, she was able to keep them out and maintain the 0-0 score.

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A crowd of 500 fans were on hand for the first fall practice open to the public in remembered history

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he Ohio State University Buckeyes hit the practice fields at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Thursday morning for the start of fall camp in front of 500 fans who paid $30 apiece to attend (and receive a cool hat) and a large media contingent. This is the first fall camp practice open to the general public that anyone on hand could remember. The team will practice in front of 500 fans again Friday before closing the remaining practices.

Camp started with 120 Buckeyes on the active roster, a number that grew by 10 with a recent NCAA decision to increase numbers during fall camp. Ohio State’s team is comprised on offense of six quarterbacks, eight running backs, eight tight ends/fullbacks, 17 wide receivers and 19 offensive linemen. On defense, Ohio State has 11 cornerbacks, 11 linebackers, 12 safeties and 19 defensive linemen. There are nine special teamers on the roster.

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An early look at the 2023-24 Ohio State roster

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — For a program that generally plays a defensive style, their NCAA playoff debut was an eye-opener for fans who had not seen Ohio State hockey previously.

The Buckeyes blasted past Harvard 8-1 in the Bridgeport Regional, before falling to Quinnipiac — as seemingly every Big Ten team did at some point in March or April.

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OhioHealth, Columbus State to build health care school

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OhioHealth and Columbus State Community College announced a partnership to create a new training center to address workforce shortages in the health care industry.

According to a news release, the joint $120 million investment will drastically increase the number of professionals trained in five health care fields, addressing the need for patient-care specialists in central Ohio.

Over the next 10 years, Columbus State will double the number of students in nursing, surgical technology, medical imaging, respiratory therapy and sterile processing.

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Columbus Alternative High School grad receives $1 million in scholarship offers

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Recent Columbus Alternative High School graduate David Garcia Natividad has tallied more than $1 million in scholarships for college, but it was his time playing soccer with friends at Westgate Park that he thinks really set him on a proper footing for success.

“It really helped me build discipline — that’s really where I started to hold myself accountable — is through soccer. I just started going every day and just pushing myself,” the 17-year-old Hilltop resident said.

Now, Garcia Natividad has earned quite the haul in scholarship offers after applying to nearly two dozen schools. He’ll be attending Johns Hopkins University in the fall, where he plans to study electrical and computer engineering.

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