Life with the quads

by Katy Delaney

For Mom, Dad and sister Jillie, everyday routine in their Westerville household gave way to the exciting and exhausting adventure of Anne, MacKenzie, Katherine and Evan

Features

Man in motion

by Ray Paprocki

Ohio State's latest athletic director works at hauling the department into the modern era, running a $35 million business with aggressiveness and aplomb, "I love it," says Andy Geiger.

Trouble on 12th

by Jeff Long

For the past two years, 12th Avenue across from the OSU campus has been Riot Central. This fall started no differently, with drunken students versus cops, with fires, violence and arrests.

Pets in the workplace

by Jill Hawes

We look at a handful of businesses where animal companionship brightens the day, including a winsome puppy in public relations and a sociable cat in an art gallery.

Departments

Upfront

Columbus Monthly has some experience with pets in the workplace as well. Hear the story of Lucky, a fortunate kitten picked up from the side of the road by art director Sharon Hunley.

Letters

City Journal

Janet Lewis, executive director of Common Cause Ohio, resigns after 11 years, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra loses its children's choir, and a look back at Georgeann Wells' "The Dunk."

Insider

Rumor has it Mayor Greg Lashtka won't seek a third term, the Columbus Club diversifies, and Vice President Al Gore sports a Wexner Center T-shirt.

Columbus Calendar

Politics

Paying more, recycling little.

by Dan Williamson

Books

On board the USS Mason

by Eric Lytle

Health

The pain control debate

by Lisa K. Zellner

The Family

Creative diversions for toddlers

by Michelle Lemmon

Bargain Bits

by Maggie Kozelek

Columbus Classified

Finale

Sounds in the night

by Dan Williamson

Restaurants

Reviews

Wesley's World Fusion Cuisine and Chasens Restaurant and Bar

Dining Notes

Guide to Dining Out

Miscellany

Hilliard: A place for everyone

A special suburban section on one of the fastest-growing communities in Ohio, featuring Hilliard's efforts to balance economic development, residential growth and quality of life.

Holiday Gift Guide