Very young blonde girl looking tough holding a sword
23 February 2017

When Tierna Oxenreider of Reynoldsburg told her parents she wanted to take up a sport that allowed her to use a sword, her parents let her chase her dreams like any loving mom and dad would do.

And while they were surprised their...

Black man in blue t-shirt standing next to a boxing ring
02 February 2017

“First Person Singular” is an occasional column that focuses on impactful personalities in Central Ohio. 

It is written by JP Marat, a DJ and Producer for WCRS FM Community Radio in Columbus.

Seth Jones a black hockey player
31 January 2017

When Columbus Blue Jackets defensemen Seth Jones was traded to Columbus two years ago hardly anyone took notice because the team was in their usual mid-season funk and headed for another year out of the playoffs.

But now the...

Young woman with long blonde hair in a green sports jersey
07 December 2016

When she was a senior at Worthington Kilbourne High School, Lydia DeWeese wasn’t sure she had what it takes to play volleyball at the Division I collegiate level. This season, the middle blocker for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay...

Woman in bathing suit doing a flip in a dive
30 September 2016

Around this time last year, Abby Johnston’s life revolved around boards. The 2008 Upper Arlington High School graduate was either studying for them (Johnston is in her third year of medical school at Duke University) or she was diving...

Two guys playing soccer
30 August 2016

The Kamara of the present and the Kamara of the past found themselves on opposite sidelines when the Columbus Crew SC defeated the New England Revolution 2-0 on Aug. 20. Former Crew SC forward Kei Kamara, who just missed winning the MLS...


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