In 25 years of working with newspapers and magazines, Paul Batterson has had the pleasure of being a bar with Billy Martin, almost being run over by Paul Newman and being snubbed by David Hasselhoff. He was born in Columbus, graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia and spent three years in Frankfurt, Germany before returning to Columbus. He lives here with his wife, Nancy, and children Alicia and Grant.

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Middle aged white man with red sunglasses on singing with wide mouth open into a standing mic in front of a guy playing drums
07 March 2018

As a child, John Lyon, also known as Southside Johnny, believed Billie Holiday would come into his room at night and sing him lullabies. The front...

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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...

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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 (...

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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-...

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06 July 2016

There’s a void in Kyle Harrison’s trophy case. The Ohio Machine midfielder has won championships at every level.

Every level but one.

In high...

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04 May 2016

As a defender for the Columbus Crew SC, Michael Parkhurst likes to make the most...