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MARCH/APRIL 2018 VOL. 17 NO. 4


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CityReporter News and Information from the City of Westerville

09 city reporter

News and Information from the City of Westerville

15 faces

Truly Transformative

Kathy Krendl prepares to retire after eight years at Otterbein’s helm

18 in focus

Thinking Outside the Box

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The Westerville Education Foundation celebrates 25 years of innovation in education

20 Taking it to the Streets


Westerville’s 4th Friday events return for their biggest year yet

Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

22 Around Westerville 24 Are You Being Served?

Future and current leaders of Westerville come together for annual Service Day

26 living

Twanging and Turning

Wood shop, gathering area and music room for banjo practice fill out lower-level remodel

28 on the table


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Tour explores Westerville’s dry past and craft beverage present


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A Walk to Remember

Recommendations from the Westerville Public Library

On the Cover: Kathy Krendl Photo by Danielle Kravec of Live. Laugh. Photograph. Story on page 15

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March 31

History of Westerville: Hance Manufacturing 7:30-9 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St.,


Meet the Author: Ernest Cline 7 p.m., Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Rd., Columbus,

March 1-4

Arnold Sports Festival Throughout Columbus, www.

March 1-4

Otterbein University presents Opera Theatre 8 p.m., March 23 and 24; 2 p.m., March 25; Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St.,

March 23-April 8

Curtain Players Theatre presents The Trip 8 p.m. March 23, 24, 30, 31, April 6 and 7; 2 p.m., March 25 and April 8; Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Rd., Galena,

Westerville North High School presents Mary Poppins 7 p.m., March 1-3; 2 p.m., March 4; Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Rd.,

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Westerville Symphony presents Masterworks 2 5 p.m., Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.,

March Westerville Parks Foundation Bunny Hop 5K 8 a.m., Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., Spring Eggstravaganza 9 a.m., Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave.,

March 31

Westerville Civitan Club Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m., Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.,

Serving Our Seniors Day 9 a.m.-noon, Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave., Bunny Bar Hop presented by Young Professionals 6-10 p.m., Uptown Westerville, www.westerville

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March 10

Westerville Lions Club Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m., American Legion Young-Budd Post 171, 393 E. College Ave.,

March 12-April 27 Senior Art Exhibitions Miller Gallery, Art and Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Rd.,

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Tenor Daniel Neer 8 p.m., Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St.,

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Otterbein University presents Thoroughly Modern Millie 7:30 p.m. April 5; 8 p.m. April 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14; 2 p.m. April 8; Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.,

Photos courtesy of Dan Winters,, City of Westerville, Otterbein University and Arts Council of Westerville

April 7

Leadership Westerville Service Day 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave., www.

FRIENDS Stutter-Step 5K Run/Walk 9 a.m., McNamara Park, 7049 Big Walnut Rd., Galena,

April 16

Westerville Concert Band and Otterbein Wind Ensemble 8 p.m., Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.,

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Westerville South High School presents The Pajama Game 7 p.m. April 20 and 21, 2 p.m. April 22, Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave.,

April 22

Westerville Symphony and Otterbein University Combined Choirs present Masterworks 3 5 p.m., Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.,

April 27

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday: Arts in the Street 6-9 p.m., Uptown Westerville,

April 27-29

Westerville Central High School presents Beauty and the Beast 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28, 3 p.m. April 29, Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mt. Royal Ave.,

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Katie Dunning Spring Dance 6-8 p.m., Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St.,

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The Westerville Division of Police would like to extend sincere gratitude to the Westerville community as well as the entire central Ohio region for your support after the devastating loss of Officer Anthony Morelli and Officer Eric Joering, who were killed in the line of duty on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Please continue to keep their families in your thoughts and prayers as they work through these difficult times.

In the face of this tragedy, your kindness did not go unnoticed. From donations of flowers, food and notes of condolences, to blue ribbons, lights and yard signs, we felt your overwhelming generosity and we thank you.

We are shaken, we are heartbroken but we remain Westerville Strong.

Officer Morelli was a 29-year veteran of WPD. He was a husband and a father of two. Officer Joering had been with WPD for 16 years. He was a husband and a father of four.

We ask that you also continue to support your Westerville Division of Police officers, communications technicians and support staff, for they, too, have lost two members of their family.

To find ways to support WPD, please visit www.westerville. org/westervillestrong.

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Staff Profile

Meet Dan Langton, Employee of the Year

ing reports; managing the lab and asset databases; maintaining, repairing, installing and improving equipment; attending meetings; responding to customer inquiries; working with contractors; assisting with capital projects; and other tasks associated with maintaining compliance and a continuously operating water plant.

2017 Westerville Employee of the Year Dan Langton with City Manager David Collinsworth

Since the beginning of his 16-year career with the City, Westerville Water Facilities Superintendent Dan Langton has maintained highly respected relationships with community partners such as the Ohio EPA and has often been consulted about best laboratory operating procedures and updates. From daily maintenance of the City’s equipment at the water plant and its associated facilities, to the planning of major capital improvement projects and managing a fully compliant water laboratory, Langton is a study in initiative, leadership and vision. It’s these qualities and many others that led his City colleagues to name Dan the 2017 Employee of the Year. Congratulations on this achievement. What does this award mean to you? Just being nominated for this award is a huge honor, and as I sit here, I am 10 March/April 2018

still surprised I was chosen. Sometimes, working at the water division can feel like working in a vacuum; it is not a bad thing, just one of the aspects of the job. Receiving this award reassures me that this is not a reality. Why did you choose this career path? I initially chose this career path because of my interest in science and the environment. I also have a chemistry degree from the University of Dayton, and it was important for me to find a career related to my field of study. What is a typical day on the job like for you? Water quality and compliance are the two most important aspects of my job, so most tasks are prioritized around what needs accomplished in the lab. Once the lab work is completed, a typical day might involve fil-

What is the most rewarding experience you have had in your years with the City? The most rewarding experience I have had in my career with the City was being part of the project to design, construct and commission the recently upgraded water plant. This $12 million project also represented the continued trust and support the leaders of the City of Westerville have in the team of employees at the Water Division and their ability to operate a sustainable water plant well into the future. What’s something about your job that might surprise people? One thing about my job that might surprise people is the quality of the water we produce at the City of Westerville Water Division compared to the water quality of various bottled water companies. Water utilities are generally more heavily regulated by federal, state and local authorities than bottled water companies, and a large number of bottled water companies get their water from municipal sources. I think a lot of people just assume that because they purchase water in a bottle, it is safer and of better quality than what is coming out of their tap, and that may not always be the case.


Lighter Construction Season Anticipated for 2018 Residents can expect fewer orange barrels on the roads this spring as fewer major roadway improvement projects are scheduled for the year. Here is a quick guide to the 2018 construction season. The 2018 Street Improvement Program, including several smaller projects, is expected to be awarded in March. Once this happens, a timeline will be released. For more project updates, visit the GoWesterville Interactive Map at construction. In the aggregate, the City has a budget of about $6 million for interior street improvements in 2018. Among the planned projects are: The Big One: Cleveland and Schrock Work began to improve traffic and safety conditions along Cleveland Avenue, between I-270 and the JPMorgan Chase & Co. signal, and Schrock Road between Schrock Hill Court and Cleveland Avenue, began in summer 2017. This was a feat in multi-agency cooperation, as the City worked with the city of Columbus, Ohio Department of Transportation and Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission to fund this approximately $14 million project almost entirely with grants. This project is engineered to keep motorists moving alongside the extensive renovations. Through traffic and access to businesses, Sharon Woods Metro Park and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital are being maintained at all times, though single lane closures should be anticipated between the non-peak hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Other Notable Projects New Medians: Cleveland Avenue and Maxtown Road New medians to prohibit left turns across traffic will help address a

growing problem with traffic crashes attributed to left turn movements. Some left turns into these areas will still be permitted as marked. Expect them to be installed on Cleveland Avenue at Westerview Drive and on Maxtown Road at the access drives to Northridge Crossing/ Northgate Plaza. Resurfacing County Line and Maxtown Roads County Line Road, between Spring and Find project facts and timelines at Sunbury roads, and Maxtown Road, between State Street and Spring Road, Heads Up: Spring Road in 2019 will be repaired and resurfaced to Beginning in March 2019, Spring protect underlying layers of pave- Road will undergo improvements ment from deterioration. Expect between East Schrock Road and East single lane closures and traffic shifts Walnut Street. The project will include during this work. pavement reconstruction, new curbing, enhanced pedestrian crossings Vancouver Drive and storm water controls/treatment. This residential thruway connect- These improvements are funded ing Huber Village Boulevard to East in part thanks to a combination of Schrock Road will be completely grants and low-interest loan totaling reconstructed to provide a smoother $2 million recommended by the Ohio traveling experience for motorists. Public Works District 3 Integrating Utility upgrades will also be made Committee. during this time. The road will be This work follows the first phase closed to through traffic with local of construction, along the southern traffic maintained. portion of Spring Road, between East Schrock Road and Huber Village Library Road Boulevard, which similarly involved Running between the City facility the total reconstruction of existing at 64 E. Walnut St. and the Wester- pavement and new curbing. This initial ville Public Library, this road will get phase of Spring Road improvements some needed TLC in the form of was substantially complete by Sepplane and overlay work and widen- tember 2017. ing. It’s currently anticipated that For a comprehensive list of improvethe road will be closed for a short ment projects, visit www.westerville. duration with traffic detoured dur- org/construction. ing construction. March/April 2018



Public Safety Profile

Need New Smoke Detectors? No questions asked; you call, we’ll install

The Westerville Division of Fire wants residents to know that the only thing chirping this spring should be the birds, not smoke detectors. Under the “You Call, We’ll Install” program, residents can have firefighters come to their home and install smoke detectors free of charge. There are plenty of reasons residents might let their smoke detectors go untested or unchecked. Chief Fire Marshal David Williams doesn’t need to hear any of them. The only thing he wants is for residents to call the fire division to schedule their free installation. “We don’t ask questions. We don’t ask how much money you make or if you’re physically able to do this yourself. It’s never asked,” Chief Williams said. “The only question is if you’re going to call us or not. That’s really what we’re after.” Simply put, smoke detectors save lives. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three of every five home fire deaths result from fires in homes where smoke detectors were not present or not working. “There’s a general idea of people that, ‘It’s not going to happen to me, so I don’t bother with it,’” said Chief Williams. “But we know all too well that it can happen to anyone.” Resident Sara Penny called after learning about the program in the Westerville Community Recreation Guide. “I noticed my smoke detectors had never gone off, even after burning toast, so I knew it was time to get them checked,” she said. Soon after she called, three firemen and a lieutenant from Westerville Station 113 reported to her house to install new smoke detectors. They even brought their own ladder. With Penny’s two children, Jordan, 8, and Alyssa, 6, present, the firefighters took time to discuss the family’s 12 March/April 2018

fire escape plan and best practices for smoke detector maintenance. “I thought it was great, very helpful,” Penny said. “They explained every step to me and the kids as well.” Chief W illiams knows this type of education is key to preventing tragedy in Westerville. For more information about the You Call, We’ll Install program, visit www.

Westerville Division of Fire Lt. Doug Walters discusses proper smoke detector installation with resident Sara Penny and her children, Alyssa, 6, and Jordan, 8.

Electric Division Offering Battery Recycling The Westerville Electric Division is charging up the City’s recycling efforts by offering battery recycling to residents. The program, which began in February, aims to keep batteries from winding up in Rumpke’s trucks and facilities as well as the landfill. Disposing of batteries in your regular trash can be dangerous. A notice on Rumpke’s website stated that “Rumpke experienced more than a dozen fires at its Cincinnati and Columbus recycling facilities in 2017. We also continue to see numerous truck fires across the company. The culprit: batteries.” To help eliminate this issue, the Electric Division will place marked collection receptacles inside and outside of its facility, located at 139 E. Broadway Ave., throughout the year. When enough batteries are collected, they will be taken to the Westerville Public Service Department for safe disposal. Accepted batteries include: lithium (rechargeable), lead acid wet cell (vehicles) and typical household (AA, AAA, C, D, etc.). For more information, call the Electric Division at 614901-6700, email electric@ or visit www.


Economic Development Profile

Barrel and Boar

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Barrel and Boar opened in January, featuring rustic food and décor.

When Barrel and Boar opened its doors Uptown at 8 State St. in January, it was more than an opening; it was a homecoming. Owner Stan Riley, a 27-year veteran of the restaurant business, grew up in Westerville and recently moved back. For his fourth Barrel and Boar restaurant in central Ohio, Riley knew Westerville was a good fit – for both his children and restaurant family. “Westerville is amazing now between the Recreation Center, the parks,” Riley said. “I mean, Uptown Westerville alone, it’s amazing.” For a restaurant centering on prime cuts of meat, Barrel and Boar has undergone an extensive evolution. It began with Yoho’s Catering Co., one of the first commercial barbecue restaurants and caterers in the region, where a teenage Riley started as a dishwasher. Years later, he took the opportunity to purchase the company, rebranded it as Holy Smoke BBQ and worked with his team to refine the menu. “Of course, we had the barbecue, and we wanted to communicate that we had 12 Ohio craft beers on tap, quality ingredient cocktails and an above-average wine list,” he said. Years later, the name Barrel and Boar was realized. Inside the Uptown restaurant, diners will be served classic barbecue meals surrounded by exposed brick walls, weathered wood and other rustic décor. Riley describes his food as simple, clean and made the old-fashioned way. “All of our recipes are really simple; there are only four or five ingredients in most of them,” Riley said. “There’s no shortcut.” Though simple is the name of the game, fast is not. “In some ways, it’s easier to produce, and some way, it’s harder. The hard part is we only get one shot a day; it takes 14 hours to cook, and that’s it,” Riley said. “We’re a

Income Tax Filing Tuesday, April 17 Income tax forms are available on the City of Westerville website for 2017 income tax, due Tuesday, April 17. Visit www. or look for links from the front page of the site to access forms and helpful information. The Income Tax Department offers assistance to all filers, including form preparation, expanded office hours and e-filing services. Extended office hours will be offered Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m.noon and Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, contact the department or stop by the office to speak with a representative. 64 E. Walnut St. Westerville, OH 43081 Phone: 614-901-6420 Fax: 614-901-6820 Email: Regular Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hydrant Flushing Begins Sunday, April 22 The City of Westerville Department of Public Service will be starting its annual hydrant flushing program beginning Sunday, April 22. The program will run around the clock in order to flush the more than 2,445 hydrants in the City’s system. All hydrants are flushed once a year to help clear the water lines of particulates that may build up over time. For more information, visit

scratch kitchen. We don’t buy anything. We even hand-cut our own fries.” Jason Bechtold, Economic Development Director, said the restaurant is the right fit for Uptown. “We are happy to have another family friendly restaurant in Uptown,” he said. “It’s been a great addition.” Riley prides himself on creating an establishment that people can visit in flip-flops or dressier wear; a place where parents can have a nice night out and kids will enjoy their meals. “When they come in, they should expect good hospitality, good food and good value,” he said. “You should enjoy yourself and have a good time.” For more information, visit March/April 2018


CityReporter This Day in History

seemed to be holding a consultation of some sort.” When they saw him, the group drove away. According to the article, “It is almost a certainty that the party contemplated a bank robbery and had they not discovered Westerville’s night bank robbery thanks to some watchman would have finished stealthy observation and quick the job.” This and hundreds of thinking one Friday morning. other fascinating facts, materiAccording to the publication, als and artifacts are on display Marshal Tedrow first noticed Marshal Ernest at the Westerville Public Lithe “invaders” erratically driv- “Teddy” Tedrow brary’s Local History Center. was the first ofing through town and peering ficial Town Marshal Hours are Monday-Saturday, into the windows of two banks. in Westerville. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Sunday. Marshal Tedrow “made his way Visit www.westervillelibrary. down the street unseen by the group who org/antisaloon to learn more.

Westerville Watchman Foils “Would-Be Robbers” Today, the City of Westerville proudly boasts a full staff of highly trained officers and detectives. So, though it may be hard to imagine a time when our City required only one watchman, such was the case 100 years ago. One watchman in particular, the City’s first, was Marshal Ernest “Teddy” Tedrow. He was credited in the Public Opinion as saving Westerville from a “probable”

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Truly Transformative

Kathy Krendl prepares to retire after eight years at Otterbein’s helm


his June marks the end of an era for Otterbein University. After eight impactful years, Kathy Krendl will retire from her role as the university’s first woman president. In her time at Otterbein, she has grown Otterbein’s presence in Westerville and central Ohio, created opportunity for innovation and more community engagement through the Point, and embodied the values highlighted in not only the institution’s past, but also her own. Serving Otterbein Though she always made a point of teaching as an administrator, Krendl’s first year at Otterbein was hectic, coinciding with the transition from quarters to semesters. In her second year on the job, though, she began the Women and Leadership First-Year Seminar. Not only did teaching this seminar give her the opportunity to understand the struggles of the faculty in the midst of this curricular transformation, it also highlighted Otterbein’s rich history of inclusion. “Part of my goal as president here was to get the community to more fully appreciate our history: (having) a stop on the Underground Railroad, admitting African-American students before the Civil War, being founded on the principle of March/April 2018


coeducation, recruiting Japanese students from the internment camps in WWII,” Krendl says. “There was this history of commitment to openness, to access, to inclusion, to diversity, to opportunity.” Krendl led Otterbein in developing new undergraduate and graduate programs, and in 2016, she launched Otterbein’s STEAM Innovation Center, the Point, which connects students, educators, businesses and economic planning and development partners in a state-of-the-art facility designed to put education into practice. “The Point and the Innovation Center are amazing, and I give all the credit to Kathy to drive that,” says Mark Thresher, chairman of Otterbein’s board of trustees. “We’re reaching out to businesses that

we never talked to before. … We’re now graduating students that are probably more marketable in their areas than they ever were before.” As chairman, Thresher played a role in hiring Krendl and encouraged her to think big and see the potential for Otterbein beyond Westerville. Krendl’s implementation of the Where We Stand Matters strategic campaign did just that by focusing on three pillars: access and affordability, building a model community, and campus renewal. “Our doors are open; you’re welcome here. If you want to seek a higher education, and you’re willing to work for it, we’ll try to make that as affordable as possible,” says Krendl. “So we’ve frozen tuition for five years in a row. I don’t know

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anybody else who is doing that, but that’s our commitment to make (Otterbein) as affordable as possible.” A Formative Past As one of six children, Krendl grew up working on her family’s farm in Spencerville, Ohio and was ready to work hard for everything in life. “My parents were both important role models for me in terms of the kind of partnership they had and raising us and helping us set our aspirations,” says Krendl. “It was a very busy time, but I began to see from a very early age that you could do more if you worked together.” Working her way through college at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, Krendl graduated and moved back to Ohio to teach high school English in Auglaize County for four years. There, she had the chance to teach adult education two nights a week, in addition to her college prep English course during the day. Krendl embraced the opportunity and was able to help many people reach their individualized goals. “This isn’t about if you have the ability you can get what you need,” says Krendl. “This is about the barriers that people have to navigate from different social policies or immigration policies or their own social inability to accept being illiterate. It was really transformative for me to say, ‘My gosh, this makes a difference in people’s lives.’” Krendl went on to be the first visiting scholar at Children’s Television Workshop, where she worked on shows, such as Sesame Street, designed to reduce the achievement gap of America’s youth through public media. With a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and a doctorate in communication from University of Michigan, Krendl eventually made the leap from faculty to administration when she implemented a system-wide flexible degree completion program as Dean of the School of Continuing Studies at Indiana University. “My job was to bring technology as a solution for making education more accessible for students who confronted social barriers or life barriers to accessing higher education,” says Krendl. “So that was really a part of my research agenda, but also part of my commitment to educational access and the transformative power of education.” What’s Next? Krendl will officially retire in late June at age 67, but she has no intention of being idle. She and her husband, Richard, plan to move to Virginia to be closer to their daughter and her family just outside of

Blacksburg. Though she doesn’t have any definitive plans yet, Krendl is looking forward to finding some sort of professional activity with the flexibility to be able to spend time with family and get to know her grandchildren. “It’s hard for me not to think about doing something in education in some way,” she says. “Whether it’s K-12 volunteering or guest lecturing or something for one of the institutions in the region, I want to continue to be actively engaged in education, because it’s where my life has been spent.” As for her replacement, Thresher says it will be hard to choose someone to fill such big shoes. “We’re going to miss Kathy. We are in the middle of a search right now; it’s going to be a hard replacement,” says Thresher. “People wouldn’t be as thrilled with Otterbein, and we wouldn’t have the number of people, and the quality of the folks applying to be Kathy’s replacement, if it weren’t for the great job she did.”

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Thinking Outside the Box

The Westerville Education Foundation celebrates 25 years of innovation in education


ith a little help from the Westerville Education Foundation (WEF), local classrooms are becoming incubators for innovation. Since 1993, the foundation has funded creative projects at every school in the Westerville City School District. Now, in its 25th year, it continues to empower teachers at every grade level to pursue their outside-the-box ideas. “There are so many educators out there with creative ideas, but there isn’t always funding for those projects in the school budget,” says Beth Weinhardt, co-chair of WEF’s Events and Marketing Committee. “The money has to go toward textbooks, salaries and new buildings.”

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Though district dollars may not be immediately available, WEF leverages community support to fund grants to help teachers’ ideas become realities. Once a year, teachers and staff can complete a short grant application describing their idea, its intended impact on student engagement and projected cost. To generate additional dollars outside of the regular grant cycle, the A Westerville Education Foundation grant helped pay for a hyfoundation also hosts an droponic gardening program at Westerville South High School. online module for teachers to post project ideas and push them out to milkweed and parsley to support North’s social media, parents and alumni. monarch butterfly efforts. “It’s fun to see what ideas the educators come up with,” says Weinhardt. “They’re Stand Up for Learning the ones in the classroom every day who At school, students “are all but forced can creatively figure out what’s best for to sit for hours on end throughout classes their students, and then come to us.” and lunchtime five days each week,” says Over the last 25 years, WEF has pro- Mark Twain Elementary School teacher vided more than a quarter of a million Chris Henricksen. dollars for projects submitted by more than After noticing his fifth-graders becom250 teachers and staff across the district. ing more fidgety in the classroom, Henricksen applied for a $6,000 grant to purchase Hydroponics Lab 30 standing-bias desks and stools for the One such classroom project was an 2015-16 school year. Thanks to WEF, he indoor hydroponic garden for chemistry successfully piloted this idea to increase atstudents at Westerville North High School. tention and well-being among his students, In fall 2007, AP chemistry teacher Jeff one that the broader district may have an Bracken received a $1,000 grant to grow eye on for the future. plants under hydroponic conditions, without soil. The Student Connections Initiative What began as a small garden 10 years The recipient of WEF’s largest grant to ago has grown significantly into an op- date, $9,800, the Student Connections portunity for student entrepreneurship. Initiative is brainchild of Sandra Brogdon, Bracken and his students have sold basil Cynthia DeVese, Jill Huck and Tami Santa to local restaurants, handcrafted natural – four women deeply invested in diversity soaps and bath bombs, and even grown and inclusion.

The program launched the Spirit Book Club, bringing more culturally diverse reading into Heritage Middle School; the Mentors Opening Doors Enriching Lives (M.O.D.E.L.) mentoring program, introducing middle school girls to women who live and work in the community; and the Minority Scholars program, helping underserved students succeed in AP and IB level classes in all three high schools. “Something that started out very small with the Westerville Education Foundation grant has turned into something huge we took on as a district,” says DeVese. Moving Forward This past December, the foundation hired its first-ever executive director, Colleen Moidu. An alumna of Westerville South High School, Moidu found out about the position while volunteering at South after her oldest son started kindergarten. Considering her background in nonprofit management, the foundation couldn’t have found a more perfect fit for the role. “For a number of years, we’d talked about bringing on a part-time executive director focused on building relationships and gaining support across the district and community,” says Erick Carter, WEF president. “I wish we’d done it sooner, based on the energy (Moidu) has brought.” This decision was solidified right off the bat with the success of Double Donation December. Owing much to the enthusiasm Moidu brought to the team, the monthlong campaign exceeded its goal, raising more than $22,000 in donations from individuals and local businesses. “I think we all remember those teachers who went above and beyond,” says Moidu. “The foundation really supports those teachers, making sure that every teacher who has a vision can implement that vision in the classroom.” Mikayla Klein is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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Taking it to the Streets Westerville’s 4th Friday events return for their biggest year yet By Lydia Freudenberg


th Friday season is right around the corner in Westerville, and 2018 will be the monthly warm-weather event’s most ambitious year yet. The first Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday event of the year is slated for April 27. And thanks to a collaboration between the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau and the city of Westerville, all six 4th Friday events this season will see State Street closed in Uptown Westerville to make a larger, more inviting venue. In 2017, 4th Friday averaged 11,000 visitors per event. For organizers, it was a testa-

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ment to the events’ immense popularity. But it also presented a problem. Conditions were getting cramped. “As this thing grew, we realized we need more room and that we were landlocked,” says Jeff Hartnell, executive director of the bureau. “People were saying, ‘I don’t like coming down anymore, it’s so crowded.’” Organizers tested out the street closure this past August for Dog Days of Westerville. The easier access to display booths and shops without the hassle of cars led to a 3,000-person increase in attendance, Hartnell says – clear evidence that the effort was worthwhile, as the city approved street closures for all six 2018 events. “It allows us to add more entertainment and more activities geared to the attendees and families,” he says. “And (we’re) providing all of this in a safe environment.” With the expansion, the latest layout now accommodates 160 vendors, including merchants, information booths and food options, including newcomers and old standbys such as Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus. A portable stage will bring a new light to performances. And to accommodate adolescents, there will be open mic singing, games and even small

rides, such as a spinning contraption known as the Human Gyroscope and the bucking Shark Rider. “We’re just trying to make sure (the events) cover every age and every stage,” says Hartnell. “It’s just plain oldfashioned going to be fun.” Visitors can also expect more shuttles that go to and from nearby parking lots and the State Street Venue. Able to cycle to the affair? A new, free bike corral monitored by the Westerville Bike Club, which will offer safety inspections and refill tires, is another new addition. Hartnell says the expansion also offers more people the opportunity to demonstrate their talent. That’s particularly true for April’s arts-themed event, Arts in the Street, previously known as Uptown Alive!. Guest can enjoy additional live music, dancing and shops with art exhibits. “We’re discovering that we have so much talent in our community and we want to showcase it,” says Hartnell. “Our sense of community is very strong … and we want people to realize the fun of living in Westerville.” The September event – previously known as School Daze, then Fall Fest, now Farm in the City – will also make a theme adjustment that focuses more on the fall season. Hartnell says the schools will now be recognized with a recurring section of the event each month. The street closure is just the beginning of making the events more extensive and, organizers hope, more successful for the community. Hartnell has big dreams for Westerville, particularly Uptown.

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“(4th Friday Events) helped the Uptown grow. That’s what they were supposed to do, to put the heartbeat back into the uptown area,” he says. “I’m pretty excited about the street closing and what we can do with that. … It would be a great feather in everyone’s cap if we could make this uptown the most successful in central Ohio, and I think we’re pretty darn close.” Lydia Freudenberg is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at

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Are You Being Served? Future and current leaders of Westerville come together for annual Service Day By Bianca Wilson


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ship is intended to increase community support for Westerville, while Leadership Westerville will help support Neighboring Bridges expand to additional communities, with Dublin and Hilliard among the cities mentioned. “Service Day has a profound impact on the community,” says Matt Lofy, 2013 alumnus and manager of Leadership Westerville. “We hope to make their spring a little bit more beautiful for them.” This year’s Service Day will be the first since the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce took over the day-to-day operations of Leadership Westerville, and Lofy’s first as manager of the program. When Leadership Wester ville first began looking to hire a new manager, board members saw there was a need for more administrative support to facilitate greater

reach throughout the community, which led to a more integrated partnership with the Chamber. This change has already paid dividends, generating a greater presence within the community and on social media platforms. Many small business owners have already cleared their schedules to apply for participation in the next program. Bianca Wilson is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

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he heart of a thriving community lies in the involvement of its members, and Service Day, hosted by Leadership Westerville and Leadership Today, offers a prime opportunity for such involvement. Taking place April 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Service Day is an annual endeavor that seeks to assist individuals in the community, with special focus on the senior and homebound citizens of Westerville. This year, the organization has taken a slightly different approach, dividing up into smaller groups to partner with various nonprofit organizations in the area leading up to and on Service Day. One of these organizations is Westerville-based My Very Own Blanket, which aims to provide every child in foster care with a pillowcase and blanket personalized with his or her name. Another partnering nonprofit this year is Neighboring Bridges, founded by Westerville resident Rick Bannister. Neighboring Bridges seeks to connect local organizations and individuals via social media with community members in need to help address specific, individual needs. This mutually beneficial partner-


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Twanging and Turning Wood shop, gathering area and music room for banjo practice fill out lower-level remodel


hen Dennis and Genia DeVendra were aiming to move from their German Village home in 2017, they had a couple of unique priorities. They worked with Kresge Contracting, Inc. to renovate the home they were buying in Windsor Village, and after a three-month remodeling process, the house’s lower level finally has those crucial elements. It’s anchored by a bar and gathering area with a sizable kitchen island, off of which are two less common features: a wood shop and a music room. The project included a substantial addition, and a complete transformation of the lower level, which no longer bears any resemblance to the way it looked before. The central area for entertaining was Genia’s idea. Getting to the wood shop from the main room means going through a bathroom and an anteroom with shelves containing Dennis’s creations. The separation was deliberate, as the lath is loud and dusty.

Kresge used Cambria quartz for the island countertops, replacing an old island with a marked-up laminate countertop. The company also added a water connection and cabinets. The floors in the main area are made of premium plank vinyl.

The music room is heavily insulated with acoustic paneling – partly so Dennis and any friends playing with him aren’t distracted by outside noises, partly so their noises don’t disturb anyone outside. The banjo, Dennis says, is a very loud instrument; “basically a drum with strings.” “When I was playing downstairs (before the room was built), it would resonate through the rest of the house,” he says. 26 March/April 2018

The wood shop and music room were Dennis’ priorities – the former because of his decade-plus penchant for woodturning, the latter for his more recent banjo interest. Dennis has been turning wood for 12 or 13 years, he says, inspired by a longtime interest. He worked with Westerville-based Woodworkers of Central Ohio to train – an arduous process, as Dennis is blind and had to ask Genia to watch the training videos and describe them to him. He now primarily makes bowls, but has made a wide variety of objects over time, including gilded boxes, vessels, vases, goblets, Christmas ornaments and even funereal urns for both of his parents. Before recently picking it up again, Dennis played the banjo for about six

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“It’s usually pitch black in here when I’m turning,” he says.

The door to the wood shop has weatherstripping to keep dust in, and the shop itself is equipped with a vent to filter dust out of the air.


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people are “ The wonderful and the

Genia and Dennis in the storage room connecting the main area to the wood shop.

years three decades ago, inspired by a PBS special on comedian Steve Martin, an accomplished banjo player himself.

work is superb. I trust everyone that comes to my house and their decisions. It is just a great relationship.

- Arnetts

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on the table By Laura Cole

A Walk to Remember Tour explores Westerville’s dry past and craft beverage present


ntil late 2006, Westerville was known as the “dry capital of the world.” In the 12 years since Westerville went wet, new craft beer and spirits have been booming. It’s fitting, then, that a new historical tour of the city would incorporate both of these worlds. Columbus Brew Adventures, which organizes tours of breweries and other drinking establishments throughout central Ohio, recently introduced a Westerville walking tour. Tour guides

will go into depth about the origins of Temperance, the Westerville Whiskey Wars, the Anti-Saloon League and the city’s leadership on the quick path to national prohibition. “As with most of our tours, we work hard to connect guests with owners, brewers and passionate staff at each spot to create a personal connection and insights into each business,” says Jim Ellison, cofounder of Columbus Brew Adventures. “For this specific tour, we explain the rise of Prohibition. … Guests end the tour

Tour participants get a behind-the-scenes look at Temperance Row Brewing.

with a deep appreciation for the great craft beverage businesses of today.” The tour explores Uptown Westerville and Temperance Row. Along the way, guests will visit and sample at many craft destinations to see all that Westerville now offers today, despite its dry past. The stops include Meza Wine Shop, Schneider’s Bakery, Good Vibes Winery, Asterisk Supper Club, Temperance Row Brewing/Uptown Deli and Brew, and Buckeye Brewcraft. In addition to history, guests will have the chance to sample wine, beer, spirits and a variety of foods as well. Though the oldest establishment on the tour is Schneider’s, which opened in 1957, the first of them to take advantage of Westerville’s no-longer-dry status was Meza, which opened in 2008 following the first alcoholic beverage served in 2006. “We love being included in the Columbus Brew Adventures Westerville tour. We have now been a part of the Uptown Westerville scene for 10 years and were the first wine shop in this once dry area,” says Meza owner Tatjana Brown. “The historical 28 March/April 2018

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tie to the Prohibition era makes the vibrant community even more of an exciting place to hang out and drink.” The tour, which runs select Saturdays from March to October, covers one mile and lasts three and a half hours. More information is available at www.columbus Laura Cole is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at

The first alcoholic beverage served in Westerville since the onset of Prohibition was served at Michael’s Pizza in January 2006. The spot at 15 E. College Ave. Uptown is now occupied by Thai Grille.

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From the Westerville Public Library

Recommended Reads from Susan Carr, Youth Services Librarian

Fancy Nancy: Splendid Speller By Jane O’Connor (reader) During a test, wordloving Nancy runs into trouble when she can’t remember the right spelling for a word and peeks at her best friend’s paper for reassurance. What will Nancy do now?

Class Act By Kelly Starling Lyons (first chapter) Fourth-grader Jada Jones is excited to be a candidate for student council until she faces challenges she’s not sure she can overcome – like her fear of public speaking.

I’m OK; Building Resilience Through Physical Play By Jarrod Green (parent/teacher) Making a case for allowing children to take some risks while they play, this book offers guidelines for parents and caretakers to help kids get the most out of their adventures.

Auma’s Long Run By Eucabeth Odhiambo (juvenile fiction) Auma wants to run, wants to learn and wants to be a doctor. But she may not get a chance after AIDS robs her of her parents. Set in 1980s Kenya, this book pulls no punches.

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Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time By Tanya Lee Stone Examine the barriers to education that girls face around the world – including poverty, child marriage and human trafficking – and learn how the removal of these barriers means a better life for whole communities.

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