People and their pets

by Taylor Swope

We tracked down a few familiar faces, including a popular news anchor, a Blue Jacket and the Zoo's boss, to ask them about their furry friends.

Pet chronicles

Here's a mix of tips about training, shopping and more.

Columbus Monthly Pet Contest

After sifting through more than 100 photos for our Cutest Pet Contest, we were torn between two submissions. So we created a new category and named two winners.


The sheriff of Capitol Square

by Dave Ghose

Tom Charles doesn't care if you think he's the J. Edgar Hoover of Ohio or the last honest man in state government. The Ohio inspector general has wrongdoing to uncover, budget dollars to chase, headlines to grab. And even the ugliest political showdown of his career won't stop him. That is, if it doesn't cost him his job.

Sustainable marriages

by Steve Wartenberg

There's a lot of talk about sustainable this and sustainable that. But what about matters of the heart? Three power couples talk about their longtime unions.

HOMES/A special section

The winners of our Renovation Competition are revealed in the annual remodeling issue. Plus, architects and interior designers give tips on how to mesh the old with the new and a look at the dying art of reupholstering.


Retirement living

by Kristin Campbell

To stay or to go? That's the question facing many aging parents as they ponder their living arrangements. Here are tips regarding the decision to remain in a home or move into assisted living facilities. Plus, there's a directory of Central Ohio senior communities.


Culturewise: Through the fog

A photographer paints an unsettling picture.

by Jory Farr

Around town: Garden of dreams

Accidental success reaps an overabundant harvest.

by Molly Willow

Welcome to my world: What a zoo

Some people belong in a cage, too.

by John Petric



In defense of our restaurant reviewer.


What's the big deal about pets?

City Journal

Meet a young woman on the verge of a Guinness World Record.


Why OSU picked Clark Kellogg as a trustee.

Bargain Bits

Groceries with a few dings and dents sold cheap.


Scenes from the Celebration for Life gala.

Columbus Calendar


Alex Pratt joined the Pelotonia staff despite a harrowing bicycle accident.

by Susan Owens

Nightlife: After Dark

Party planning can be murder.

Columbus Classified


Compromising positions

by Christie Robb



Pho Asian Noodle House and Grill and Route 62 Barbecue

Dining Notes

A taste of Argentina.

Guide to Dining Out

Fresh Look

El Vaquero