What you missed for Dec. 23

Joel Oliphint
joliphint@columbusalive.com
Paul McCartney introduces the 10th year of Sgt. Peppercorn's Marathon via a pre-recorded video on Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Bluestone.

Saturday marked a particularly memorable 10th edition of Sgt. Peppercorn's Marathon, in which Joe Peppercorn of the Whiles leads a merry band of musicians through a 13-hour concert of every single Beatles song in chronological order. Each year it's a ridiculously impressive musical and physical feat, but this year Sir Paul McCartney himself introduced the show via a pre-recorded video. Read all about how this video came to be, which began with an earnest letter from a fan and ended with a real Beatle signing off on this beloved Columbus event.

Yeah, yeah, Buckeye football and Clemson all that, but man, this OSU basketball team is the real deal. Over the weekend, No. 5 Ohio State beat No. 6 Kentucky 71-65 in the CBS Sports Classic.

In what has become an anticipated Christmas tradition (at least for me), Saintseneca released a new holiday song titled "Winter Breaking." It's great, of course.

Several former employees of Mount Carmel Health filed a lawsuit alleging the hospital system defamed them and former Dr. William Husel, who has been charged with killing 25 patients via high doses of painkillers.