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Beech Grove, Indiana

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Josh Fryar commits to Ohio State

Beech Grove, IN (July 4, 2019) — Indiana three-star offensive lineman Josh Fryar has committed to Ohio State, he announced via Twitter on Thursday.

Fryar, who is listed as a center but can play other positions on the offensive line, chose the Buckeyes over Indiana, Penn State, Purdue and Oregon. He is the No. 2 prospect out of Indiana.

While Fryar had offers from big programs like Alabama, Florida State, Oklahoma and others, Fryar essentially narrowed his recruiting focus to Indiana and Ohio State. His father, Jeff, was a legendary offensive lineman under former head coach Bill Mallory at Indiana, and the opportunity to stay close to home was there for the center.

Ben Davis graduate Dawand Jones, an Indiana All-Star basketball player, is an incoming freshman at Ohio State. Fryar said he talked with Jones on the first day of his official visit.

Listen to Josh Fryar commit to Ohio State

“It was funny because me and Dawand and three other players played basketball at a park the first night I was there,” Fryar said. “He basically told me if you want a great education, want to work your butt off and have a chance to play in the NFL, Ohio State is where you want to be.”

While there are plenty of football-related reasons to pick Ohio State, Fryar said he was also looking beyond his playing career. He plans to get into communications with an eye on broadcasting.
“Education wise, there are so many connections for broadcasting with Ohio State,” Fryar said. “If you look at ESPN or NFL Network, there are a lot of Ohio State graduates there. And in football, I feel like they are going to push me to the maximum.”

The atmosphere he felt at Ohio State's spring game in April juxtaposed with the intimate and genuine feeling he had during Ohio State's Buckeye Bash & Barbecue on June 21 provided a place where he felt home away from home though. Fryar also made a visit to Ohio State spring practice.

The Indiana center becomes the No. 19 commitment of Ohio State's 2020 class and the sixth offensive line commitment. He is one of four offensive line commits that are rated outside of the top-300 and will likely need to redshirt a year. While he is classified as a center, he can play guard or tackle in Columbus.

SOURCE: 24/7 Sports

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Beech Grove Celebrates

Beech Grove, IN (June 30, 2019) — Spend the first week in July celebrating events from July 2nd to July 5th in Beech Grove, Indiana. From Craft Beer to Art & Craft Shows, Food Trucks and more, these events will have you singing like Lee Greenwood before the week is done.
NOTE: All links go to their respective Facebook Pages.

Eagle mural behind the old meat market. Photo: Hannah Lee

Let us not forget tons of Fireworks at Sarah T. Bolton Park put on every year by the Beech Grove Promoters Club. Folks might also like the first Friday in July with live music.

All American Day in the Park & Fireworks
The All American Day in the Park and Fireworks on July 3rd at the Sarah T. Bolton Park starts at 4:00 PM . This year's National Anthem will be sung by the talented Breanna Faith at 9:00 PM. Enjoy food, music, games and fun with friends and family. Come early and grab a great seat for the fireworks, which will begin at dusk. Please note that vehicular traffic will not be permitted in the park, except for vehicles with a disabled parking permit entering to park for the duration of the event. Also, Yum Noms will be selling their cotton candy and light up cones during this event.

Yum Noms making Cotton Candy

There will be limited first come, first served disabled parking and once parked in those spaces, vehicles will not be able to leave until after the event is over and most pedestrians have left the park, so please plan accordingly.

More Info: All American Day in the Park & Fireworks

First Friday July
Many Main Street businesses will be open later so you can stop by and see what they have to offer. Organized by the Beech Grove Artist Collective, they will have over 15 artists showing and selling their artwork throughout the evening. They also will be hosting a Chalk Art Contest on the corner of 5th and Main from 3:00-7:00 PM. Food and drinks will be available and judging will take place at 7:00 PM. Participating businesses are: Beech Bank BrewingScarlet Grove Public HouseBeech Grove Clay WorksThe Y-shop Vintage and MoreRelics Redesigned, and Treasure Trove in the Grove.

MORE Info: First Friday July 5th

Food and Eats
If you start to get hungry after walking the Main Street stretch, stop by Street Chef food truck outside of Beech Bank Brewing. They sell delicious Italian style sandwiches that are sure to satisfy. Also, Mr. & Mrs. Food Services will have their gourmet hot dog trailer in front of Accurate PC at the corner of 7th and Main. They also sell walking tacos and cold drinks. Ball Park Pizza & Eatery II at 6th and Main serves up great pizza and is open till around 10:00 PM.

Hot Dog Menu

Well there you have it, have a great week Beech Grove!

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