Archbishop Desmond Tutu greets student ambassadors from Tremont Elementary School. Tutu is the National Youth Advocate Program’s 1998 Advocate of the Year and spoke at the NYAP 20th-anniversary conference at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in downtown Columbus. PHOTOGRAPHER: JIM GERMAN



Ohio Governor George Voinovich (left) and Columbus Mayor Greg Lashutka laugh it up while spraying water from balloons during the finale of Wednesday’s official kick-off of construction of the new COSI at the old Central High School. The celebration at the river front amphitheater praised the efforts of private and public support for the COSI project which will be completed in 1999.  PHOTOGRAPHER: JIM GERMAN



Jesse Oddi (left) reacts as his prison sentence is read in court Monday, November 16, 1998. The former Franklin County Clerk of Courts was sentenced to 6 years in prison for stealing nearly $450.000 in juvenile traffic payments since 1985.  PHOTOGRAPHER: JIM GERMAN



Vijay Singh hits out of the back bunker at the 16th hole Monday at Muirfield. Singh finished the tournament at 14 under par to win the 1997 Memorial Tournament.  PHOTOGRAPHER: JIM GERMAN



Ken Newstrom, Director of the OSU Airport, poses Friday morning on the ramp. Newstrom is retiring after 35 years of service with the university, 20 of which he served as director.  PHOTOGRAPHER: JIM GERMAN



Emileigh Brenneman, 7, of Galena is captured as she walks out of a jail cell block while touring the old Delaware County Jail Wednesday evening. Brenneman was with her sister Lanie, 5, and grandmother Janet Brenneman who is the director of the Board of Elections and 20/20 Committee member.  PHOTOGRAPHER: JIM GERMAN



Heather Ridinger hefts a ladder back onto its rack during a physical agility test Saturday at the Northwest Career Center. Ridinger, a part-time firefighter for the Johnstown Fire Department, hopes to earn one of six part-time spots with the Plain Township Fire Department.  PHOTOGRAPHER: JIM GERMAN



Upper Arlington Fire crews work to extinguish a late-night blaze on Cambridge Boulevard near Club Road.  PHOTOGRAPHER: JIM GERMAN



Silhouetted against the Saturday afternoon sun, Greg Fisher (left) and his daughter Martha, 11, of Gahanna sail a remote control boat at Griggs Reservoir. The boat belongs to George Fisher – Greg’s father and Martha’s grandfather – who was also at the river along with the rest of the Fisher Family.  PHOTOGRAPHER: JIM GERMAN