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June 23, 2011 Weather-alert system OK'd, but delayed By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers Gahanna residents won't be able to receive weather-warning alerts until at least late July, despite city council's June 20 approval of CodeRED legislation through the Emergency Communications Network Inc. Council has an existing contract for CodeRED, but the system is used for boil alerts, bioterrorism warnings and other emergencies. The service currently doesn't include weather notifications. James Williams, the city's director of emergency operations, had negotiated a three-year contract with ECN, with the first year at a discounted rate of $3,750 and successive years at $7,500. In May, Williams told council the city had been offered a half-off discount that would have started July 1 and continued until June 30, 2012, when the contract could be renewed. The offer expires June 30. Because council didn't have the five votes needed for the requested emergency passage, the effective date would be July 21 at the earliest for the weather notification to be added to the contract. Council members who voted for the legislation were David Samuel, Brian Larick, Shane Ewald and Tim Pack. John McAlister dissented, and Beryl Anderson and Nancy McGregor were absent. Had five members approved, the measure would have been enacted immediately. Still, the majority of a quorum ap- proved, so the measure passed but won't be enacted until after ECN's offer deadline. Williams told ThisWeek he would seek an offer extension from ECN. Gahanna has used CodeRED for four years, but the current system involves the city manually putting out an alert that Gahanna records, said Brian Hoyt, public information manager. Williams said the weather notification system would be implemented on an opt-in basis, allowing residents the option of receiving notification directly from the National Weather Service's forecast office in Wilmington, near Cincinnati. He said residents would be able to register on the city's website to be notified of warnings for tornados, severe thunderstorms and winter storms on their cell phones and residential home phones. Residents could select the warnings they want to receive and could receive warnSee COUNCIL, page A3 (From left) Middle School East students Savannah Cofer and Mackenzie Wilson, Columbus Academy student Varun Vallabhaneni, East student Wayne Stegner and coach Haruna Cofer will compete at National Championship Week in Orlando. Trash idea takes Gahanna team to national contest By MARLA K. KUHLMAN Photos by Tim Norman/ThisWeek ThisWeek Community Newspapers Super Chikan (left) and Watermelon Slim perform for a packed audience during the 13th annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival on June 18. Watch a video from the event at www.ThisWeekNews.com. Beat goes on at Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers Despite sporadic rain over the weekend, the music kept playing at Gahanna's 13th annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival. The event was "wonderful" with a popup rain shower on Friday night (June 17) and an occasional drizzle during the rest of the festival, said Karen Eylon, director of the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau. "I was pleased with the number of people who came out with the weather that was less than stellar," she said. "We were really lucky. All around us was severe weather. Even as close as New Albany, they were having weather different than ours. Other than a pop-up (rain shower) on Friday night, the rest of the time there was an occasional See FESTIVAL, page A2 The crowd listens to the Super Chikan and Watermelon Slim performance. The Mechanically Operated Litter Eliminator will take a team of four local students to Orlando this week for a national competition. The team, coached by parent Haruna Cofer, is one of eight finalists nationwide that advanced to the competition through the Christopher Columbus Awards. Team members are Gahanna East seventh-graders Savannah Cofer and Wayne Stegner, eighthgrader Mackenzie Wilson and Columbus Academy seventh-grader Varun Vallabhaneni. The Christopher Columbus Awards are part of a national program that encourages science, technology, engineering and math among middle school students. The program challenges students to work in teams of three or four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply a scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem. "The twist is that it has to be an invention that helps the community in some way," coach Cofer said. "The kids focused on the problem of the trash collection system that hasn't changed a lot in 40 to 50 years. They came up with a more fuel-efficient, cleaner, underground trash collection system." The team invented a specialized box that would be shared by neighbors for trash, she said, and they wouldn't have to wait for trash pick-up day. "An underground robot would pick it up and take it to a transfer station," Cofer said. "The robot would go from neighborhoods to the transfer station. The way the children envision it, you'd have a magnetic charge card that only charges for the amount you throw away. That would encourage you to compost and recycle, and you only pay for what you throw away." A separate bin would be available for recyclables. "This would be expensive," Cofer said. "It's a cool idea." As part of their research, the team talked to Gahanna city engineer Karl Wetherholt and to representatives from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio. "The idea is to encourage kids to go into science and engineering," Cofer said. The team's entry was one of 30 See CONTEST, page A3 No change recommended for city's fence code By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers After months of review, Gahanna's planning commission recommended no changes be made to the city's fence code. Gahanna City Council received the recommendation June 20. The commission has been examining possible revisions to a section of city code that prohibits privacy and/or chain link fences in side and front yards. The current code allows only open, non-enclosing fences of up to 42 inches in height in the side yard. Brock and Kelly Robertson erected a 72-inch-high fence and requested the fence code be reviewed. Robertson hoped the commission would modify the fence code to allow privacy fences and allow homeowners the right to build a fence as they see fit. He said some residents have fences that are six feet high and lower, extending beyond the back corner of their homes. "I am irritated and very disappointed that the planning commission saw no need to change the current code," Robertson said. "More importantly, I am even more disappointed by the fact the planning commission did not see an issue with the enforcement of the code." The commission decided June 8 to recommend no changes after soliciting input from local police and fire leaders, as well as reviewing fence codes from other cen- tral Ohio communities. Commission member Jennifer Price said the fence issue has been thoroughly discussed and any change could be dangerous. Mifflin Township Assistant Fire Chief Fred Kauser provided a detailed report to the commission, noting that if a resident were to experience a fire, unobstructed access to all sides of the house provides the best opportunity for safe, fast and efficient firefighting and rescue operations. Regardless of height, he said, fences and other barriers impede access to any part of the structure and would lengthen the amount of time required to stretch hose lines, place ground ladders and other firefighting equipment necessary to perform rescue and control during a fire at a residence. A 42-inch fence would accommodate the passing of equipment from firefighters located on both sides, provides fire managers the ability to observe operations and monitor firefighting activities, and is scalable by firefighters if they need to suddenly evacuate the yard. A 72-inch fence would not permit these activities, Kauser said. Regardless of the commission's decision, Kauser asked the city to consider providing an educational pamphlet to homeowners who have applied for fence permits. He said the fire division would be willing to prepare the information. Gahanna Police Chief Dennis Murphy said a six-foot-high privacy fence shields a residence from both police and neighbor observation while obscuring burglars. "If homeowners have an expectation that all police officers can scale a six-oot privacy fence in case of an emergency, I would recommend they lower their expectations or lower their fence," he wrote. Commission member David Thom said some time has been spent reviewing the fence code. "I think we did our job," he said. "We reviewed comments from fire and police. We also reviewed codes of three or four other cities. I see no significant reason to change the code. A variance is available to residents." DIRECTORY News: (740) 888-6100 firstname.lastname@example.org Sports: (740) 888-6054 email@example.com Retail ads: (740) 888-6017 firstname.lastname@example.org Classified: (740) 888-5003 email@example.com Customer Service: 1-888-837-4342 Weekly newspaper. Daily updates. Central Ohio's choice for community news. food and wine expand your tastes Presented by: ThisWeekNEWS.com | ThisWeekSPORTS.com Visit ThisWeekNews.com/foodandwine Page A2 ThisWeek Community Newspapers Rocky Fork Enterprise June 23, 2011 FESTIVAL Continued from page A1 drizzle here and there. I don't think it kept people away. Overall, I think it was a wonderful event and the people who came had a great time." No attendance figures were available by press time, but Eylon said Saturday evening attracted the largest crowd. "In the short period of time I was at the south gate Saturday, there were people coming in from Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago," she said. "It was amazing to me when I was walking from stage to stage on Saturday, they were all packed." In addition to blues headliners Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans and James "Super Chikan" Johnson on Saturday evening, Eylon said, local groups Capital Sound and the Urban Jazz Coalition attracted crowds. Columbus resident Gary Smith said he attended the festival to hear the Urban Jazz Coalition. "For $3, you can't beat it," he said. "This is my first time coming. I'll absolutely come back. Next year, I'll attend on Friday, too. "I listen to blues music quite often." Gahanna resident Peter Combs is also a fan of jazz and blues. "It's all good," he said. "This has a community feel, as opposed to a festival downtown. This gives me a chance to get out of the house." Christina Heller moved to Gahanna last August, so last weekend's festival was her first. "It's really nice," she said. "I'm spending time with my 3-year-old daughter, Brooklyn. We'll be back next year." Twenty-year Gahanna resident Linda Kramer attends the festival each year. "I like it," she said. "It's always a good time." Blacklick residents Chris and Terri Manack attended the event for the first time on Saturday with their children. "We're just music fans," Chris Manack said. "I like anything with horns. This is very well-organized." "I'm enjoying it myself," Devine Tolbert of Columbus said. "I come for all of it. I like jazz and blues." Attendees had the opportunity to hear about 90 hours of music on five different stages throughout the weekend. This year the festival offered an expanded Musical Discovery Zone that included a stage and free interactive activities for youth. "I think it worked out really well," Eylon said. "It was a big success. Moving it to the VFW Memorial was a great decision. The offerings were educational, entertaining and there were engaging activities," she said. "I think that was a great addition." Performers at the Musical Discovery Zone on Saturday evening included Rising Stars Contest winner Pett Crow. The duo includes 11-year-old Brandon Pettiford of Gahanna and 14-year-old Lewis Center resident Wes Crow. The two won the 2011 contest after competing in a June 4 preliminary round against five groups. Pettiford and Crow decided to pair together after competing separately during last year's Rising Stars Contest, Eylon said. SUMMER TIME SPECIAL Evening Buffet $9.95 & get the 2nd HALF PRICE and July Monday through Thursday during June 5:00-9:00 evening buffet OLDE SUMMIT TOWNE RESTAURANT & PARTY HOUSE 14163 Board Street, Pataskala Open 7 Days a Week Mon. - Sat. 11am - 11pm Sun. 11am - 7pm Call For Reservations: 740-927-8950 Visit our website A locally owned network of 23 for breaking news. award-winning community newspapers. 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Date_____________ Parent/Guardian Signature ____________________________________ 5530 � � June 23, 2011 ThisWeek Community Newspapers Rocky Fork Enterprise Page A3 COUNCIL Continued from page A1 ings 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If the city were to discontinue the expanded contract, a 30day notice would be required for cancellation at the end of the first contract year. Council had requested several committee meetings to debate the necessity of the service prior to the June 20 approval of the CodeRED addendum with ECN. Pack said he has researched the proposal extensively and said the key to the program's success is to inform residents about signing up. During a June 13 committee meeting, Pack said 500 residents in Tallmadge (near Akron) registered the first day CodeRED was offered there, and 1,700 registered in the first 30 days. He said it's especially good for senior citizens, adding that his mother told him she would want it. McAlister said residents already enjoy layer upon layer of warning systems. "I don't see where we need to spend money on another warning system," he said. Samuel said the program would provide a good backup in case computer systems were to fail. If ECN approves the offer extension, residents would be notified about when they may opt in for the weather warnings, Williams said. CONTEST Continued from page A1 semifinalists chosen from entries across the nation before being selected as one of eight finalist teams to compete June 19 to 23 in Florida. As a finalist, the team won an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World to attend National Championship Week. While there, the students will compete for savings bonds, a $25,000 Columbus Foundation community grant and a $200 development grant to further refine their idea. OPEN IN FRIDA G Y JUN E 24TH FREE MOVIE! "Jurassic Park" (PG-13) Fri. June 24th 9pm start Friday Flicks in Gahanna BETTER FOOD FAST. 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Several local businesses have donated prizes for raffles and auctions. Area bands and entertainers will perform, including Variety Pack, Acoustic Brew, Charlie Tatman and Looking South. Clowns KayKay and Bizzy will entertain the kids. For more information, visit www.GahannaMoose.org. Metro Park district � Brown Bag Lunch: Bald midnight Saturday. Fish Darby The following is a list of Columbus and Franklin County Eagles, noon Friday at the Na- Bend Lakes and Beaver Lake. Metropolitan Park District pro- ture Center. Discover fun and Sharon Woods Metro Park exciting facts about the nationgrams for this week. 6911 Cleveland Ave., al bird. Westerville � Campfire Sing-Along, 7:30 Battelle-Darby Creek � Firefly Frenzy, 9 p.m. Frip.m. Saturday at the Oak Coves day at the Schrock Lake West bulMetro Park Picnic Area. Toast marshmal- letin board. Learn about fireflies 1775 Darby Creek Drive, lows and share in a song around and how to talk to them while Galloway � Preschoolers: Frogs, 11 a.m. a campfire. Bring seating and taking a one-mile walk. or 1 p.m. Friday at the Cedar food to roast. � Metro Five-0: History Ridge Lodge. Learn about amHike, 10 a.m. Saturday at the phibians and follow their path Inniswood Metro Gardens Maple Grove bulletin board. from egg to adult. Learn park history while walk940 Hempstead Road, � Late Night at Pleasant Valing two miles through the State Westerville ley, Saturday at the Pleasant Val� Music in the Garden: High Nature Preserve. ley bulletin board, 9137 state Street Stompers, 3-5 p.m. SunRoute 62. The Pleasant Valley day at the Education Pavilion. Slate Run Metro Park area will be open until midnight The first in this three-part series 1375 state Route 674 N., on the last Saturday of each features a Dixieland band. Canal Winchester month through September for � Butterflies by Tram, 2-5 � Sunny Sundays, 1:30-3:30 fishing, hiking, stargazing and p.m. Sundays at the Herb Gar- p.m. Saturday at the Buzzard's pet hikes. den entrance. Members of the Roost Picnic Area. Take a tram � Bison, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Herb Society of America Cen- ride and learn how to identify naturalist's office. Take a two- tral Ohio Unit will answer visi- butterflies. Tram runs continumile hike and learn about the tors' questions. ously between the picnic areas bison that now graze the park's � Evening Garden Walk, 7 and the historical farm. prairies. p.m. Sunday at the Garden entrance. Take a guided stroll Slate Run Blacklick Woods Metro Park through the gardens. Living Historical Farm 6975 E. Livingston Ave., 1375 state Route 674 N., � Summer Children's ProReynoldsburg Canal Winchester gram: Insects as Pollinators, � Going Batty, 8:30 p.m. Fri- 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday and � Crafts for Kids, 10:30 a.m.day at the Ash Grove Picnic Area. Wednesday at the Education noon Friday and Saturday. Try Watch bats as they catch their Pavilion, for ages 8 and younger, your hand at some take-home dinner on the fly. accompanied by an adult. Learn crafts from the days before glue � Nature Kids: Hunt & about insects and the role they sticks and plastic. Gather, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Mon- play in pollinating our favorite � Wheels on the Farm, 10 day at the Reservable Picnic foods. a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 Area, Sassafras Shelter, for ages a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Play a game 6-12. Test your hunting skills by of "I Spy" and discover the many Prairie Oaks Metro Park using an atlatl and make crafts 3225 Plain City-Georgesville ways wheels are used on the using natural objects. farm. Road, West Jefferson � Fishing for Kids, 7:30 p.m. Blendon Woods Metro Park Friday at Darby Bend Lakes, Interpreters and assistive lis4265 state Route 161 E., 2755 Amity Road. Try to catch tening devices for persons with Westerville a fish in the pond as the sun sets, hearing impairments are avail� Metro Five-0: Brain Exer- for ages 15 and younger. Limit- able for any program. Call 891cise Hike, 10 a.m. Friday at the ed poles and bait available. 0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedNature Center, for ages 50 and � Late Night Fishing, 8 p.m.- ule these services. older. Take a two-mile hike that engages body and mind. Community � Preschoolers: Big Trees, 10 Newspapers a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Measure yourself and your toddler against the park's trees. Pub. No. 468-920. ThisWeek is printed on recycled paper. � Family Ravine Hike, 2 p.m. Lee Cochran Rich Gibson Saturday at the Nature Center. Scott Hummel Community Editor Sports Editor Advertising Sales firstname.lastname@example.org (740) 888-6017 Hike down a wild ravine, then email@example.com Marla Kuhlman Adam Cairns firstname.lastname@example.org up the Sugarbush Trail to a camp- Community Reporter Chief Photographer email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org fire for snacks. Local Office: 7801 N. Central Dr., Lewis Center, OH 43035 Dr. Karen Altschuld Audiologist McNaughten Rd. Nearly 5,000 lunches are expected to be served to local youth over summer, thanks to the Gahanna Summer Lunch Club. Karen Brantley, lunch club director, said the program was started four years ago through a partnership of local churches, called The Bridge of Gahanna. Although the free-lunch program is targeted to families who are eligible for free or reduced-priced lunches within the Gahanna-Jefferson schools, it's open to anyone. "We welcome everyone who comes through the door," she said. The program began June 13 and will continue through Aug. 19. Goshen Lane Elementary School serves as the program's takeout "grab and go" site, and Royal Manor and Lincoln elementaries are the "hot spots," where youth could sit down to a hot meal. "We target a lunch site where there's the strongest poverty in the community," Brantley said. Lunch is available at Goshen from noon to 12:15 p.m. on weekdays and at Royal Manor and Lincoln from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Anyone, business or organization with questions about the program should call Brantley at (614) 476-9100 or email email@example.com. The program kicked off with about 125 meals being served June 13, but Brantley said that fig- ure likely would increase to about 150 daily meals by this week. Last year, the program served 4,500 hot meals, with the sponsorship of several of the Gahannaarea churches, restaurants and businesses. "It's exciting to be a part of a community that supports those in need," Brantley said. "It's truly something to celebrate in our community, in light of the financial strain on so many." The 2011 sponsors of the lunch club program are All Saints Episcopal, First Baptist Church, LIFE Vineyard, Lighthouse Church, Mifflin Presbyterian, New Life Gahanna, Peace Lutheran, Shepherd Nazarene, St. Matthew Catholic, Stonybrook United Methodist and Walnut Creek Presbyterian. Lunch donations are from Bellacinos Pizza, Donatos Pizza, Gahanna Pizza Plus, Telhio and YMCA. Bronze sponsors are The Pine Box Agency and Upscale Resale. Silver sponsors are Computer Helper Publishing Inc., Creekside Chiropractic, Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation and Park National Bank. Gold sponsors are Bunch Dentistry, Connie and Richard Conover, Design Technologies, Kristal & Forche Orthodontics, North Central Counseling of Gahanna, Three Leaf Productions, Anderson Tax & Consulting and the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools administration. 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If we make a substantive error in news coverage, we want to correct it. If you believe an error has been made, call the local office news number that appears in this box. CNS is not responsible for unsolicited photographs, manuscripts, press releases, etc. June 23, 2011 ThisWeek Community Newspapers Rocky Fork Enterprise Page A5 Engagement Baker, Insana nuptials planned Courtney Baker of Gahanna andAnthony Insana of Lewis Center have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Colby and Deborah Baker of Granger, Ind. She is a graduate of Purdue University and is assistant general manager for Courtyard Marriott. The future groom is the son of Pietro Insana of Wickliffe, Ohio, and the late Catena Insana. He is a graduate of Ohio State University and is vice president of AXA Advisors. The couple has set an Aug. 6 wedding date. The ceremony to be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville. 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