It's almost time to celebrate our freedoms, and some will be celebrating even more joyously this week due to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to lift marriage bans for same-sex couples in states that had them.

It's almost time to celebrate our freedoms, and some will be celebrating even more joyously this week due to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to lift marriage bans for same-sex couples in states that had them, including Ohio. When the fireworks end, those with newly bestowed rights to marry might want to study up on how the law might look at their union in the unfortunate event of a divorce.

Some 5,000 young volleyball players will celebrate Independence Day in Columbus as part of the USA Volleyball's 2015 Boys' Junior National Championships from Sunday through July 5 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Players ages 12-18 on 479 teams-the most ever for the competition-will vie for top honors in two divisions. The previous high mark was 420 teams in 2013. Columbus' convention center hosted the girls' national championships in 2012.

A short work week for the July 4 holiday will give some of us nice respite. But what about when you return to the office? Artwork can provide a more lasting remedy for beating the workplace blues. Check out our new Office Space Live for photos and video on how the developer of Easton Town Center has enlivened office space there with large-as-life tropical-themed works by Florida artist Lisa Remeny

And while you have some time off later this week, plan for more family fun at summer's end by attending The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day September 20 on the grounds of the Wexner home in New Albany. The event supports The Center for Family Safety and Healing , a nonprofit dealing with family violence. The full day of festivities includes internationally-sanctioned equestrian jumping competition and much more family activities and entertainment.

Happy 4th of July!