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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 VOL. 17 NO. 1

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News and Information from the City of Westerville

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News and Information from the City of Westerville

Wild Life

Fostering the proper appreciation of nature is a lifelong endeavor for county wildlife officer

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Know. Understand. Care.

Taking Initiative

Westerville Area Resource Ministry launches Senior Initiative on its 45-year anniversary

20 Growing Strong

Community for Life

Westerville Garden Club has been celebrating local landscapes for 70 years

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22 Won’t You Be My...

Westerville focuses on neighborliness during the month of October

24 Around Westerville 26 living

Natural Selection

Grand Reveal September 15 & 16

Madame Deja Vu Gets a Makeover

Goodies, giveaways and great deals!

Garage becomes great room with wall of windows and strong connection to nature

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One With Nature

Otterbein professor is dedicated to the environment and her recognizable dogs

30 bookmarks

Recommendations from the Westerville Public Library

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Otterbein University presents Rumors 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21; 8 p.m. Sept. 22, 23, 29, 30; Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., www.otterbein.edu

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Extra Ordinary Lives: Portraits from a Divided Land Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., www.otterbein.edu

Sept. 22 Communication Building, 33 Collegeview Rd., www.otterbein.edu

Sept. 10

Cops & Kids Day Noon-4 p.m., Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., www.westerville.org

Sept. 10

The Great Westerville Food Truck Fest Noon-7 p.m., Nationwide Sept. 2 Children’s Hospital Close to Rock the ’Ville 1-7 p.m., Uptown Westerville, Home Surgery Center, www.uptownwestervilleinc.com 433 Cleveland Ave., www. warmwesterville.org

Sept. 6-Oct. 25

Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays, Uptown Westerville, www.marketwednesday.com

Artists of Parkside Village David Myers Art Studio & Gallery, 7 W. Main St., www.davidmyersart.com

Sept. 11

Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday: Fall Fest 6-9 p.m., Uptown Westerville, www.visitwesterville.org

Sept. 29

SIP of Concord 7-9:30 p.m., Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Rd., Columbus, www.concordcounseling.org

Sept. 30

The Hoover Columbus Fall Classic 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hoover Reservoir, 7701 Sunbury Rd., www.westervillecrew.org

9/11 Memorial Observation Noon-1 p.m., First Responders Park, 374 W. Main St., www.westerville.org

Sept. 8-24

Curtain Players Theatre presents Wendy Darling 8 p.m. Sept. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23; 2 p.m. Sept. 17, 24; Curtain Players Theatre, 5691 Harlem Rd., Galena, www.curtainplayers.org

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October Oct. 1

Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival 1-5 p.m., McVay Elementary School, 270 S. Hempstead Rd., www.westerville.k12.oh.us

Oct. 7

The Classic 5 p.m., Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mt. Royal Ave., www.westerville.k12.oh.us

Westerville North Marching Band Invitational

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Oct. 8

Congenital Heart Walk 10 a.m., Westerville Sports Complex, 455 Executive Campus Dr., events.congenitalheartwalk.org

Oct. 8

Fire Prevention Week Open House 1-4 p.m.; Fire Stations 111, 112 and 113; www.westerville.org

Oct. 14

Taking Tea with Mrs. Lincoln 10 a.m.-noon, Hanby House, 160 W. Main St., www.hanbyhouse.org

Photos courtesy of Westerville Area Resource Ministry, Jay Thurston and Westerville City Schools

Oct. 14

Westerville Garden Club 70th Anniversary Party 1-5 p.m., Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., www.westervillelibrary.org

Oct 19-28

Otterbein University presents Adding Machine: A Musical 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19; 8 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28 Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St., www.otterbein.edu

Oct. 20-Nov. 5

Curtain Players Theatre presents Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 8 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28, Nov. 3, 4; 2 p.m. Oct. 29, Nov. 5; Curtain Players Theatre, www.westervillemagazine.com

Westerville Central Arts & Crafts Bazaar

Oct. 28

5691 Harlem Rd., Galena, www.curtainplayers.org

Oct. 21

Westerville North Marching Band Invitational 1 p.m., Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Rd., www. westervillenorthbands.org

Oct. 25-Dec. 1

Annual Studio Artists Exhibit & Sale David Myers Art Studio & Gallery, 7 W. Main St., www.davidmyersart.com

Oct. 28

Uptown Westerville Bourbon Crawl Time TBA, Uptown Westerville, www.uptown westervilleinc.com

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Midnight Madness 6 p.m.-midnight, town Westerville, www.uptown westervilleinc.com

Westerville Central Arts & Crafts Bazaar 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mount Royal Ave., www. warhawkacademicboosters.org

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NEWS FROM THE CITY OF WESTERVILLE • SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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City Leaf Collection Begins Oct. 16 The 2017 Leaf Collection program for the City of Westerville kicks off Monday, Oct. 16. The Westerville Public Service Department has scheduled five pickups per household through Friday, Dec. 22. Collections occur within 10 days from the assigned “set out” date (see the 2017 Collection Schedule). “Residents can also place leaves in paper, biodegradable bags and other yard waste containers and set out with their yard waste pickups on Mondays,” said Kevin Weaver, Director of Public Service. “This is especially nice to remove smaller piles of leaves between the times crews are there with the vacuum.” The Public Service Department recommends the following tips and guidelines for efficient leaf collection:

2017 Collection Schedule The Public Service Department requests residents rake leaves to their tree lawns by 7 a.m. on the dates below to help ensure timely pickups. Pickup Begins Round One Round Two Round Three Round Four Round Five

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• Rake all leaves to the tree lawn (in between the sidewalk and the street), but not in the street, the day before the start of your scheduled collection. • Ensure leaf piles are free of large sticks, twigs and any trash or debris that could cause damage to the leaf collection equipment and injuries to personnel. • Avoid parking vehicles in front of leaves during scheduled collection times. The City collected approximately 5,700 cubic yards of leaves in 2016. These collections help keep leaves from accumulating in storm sewer drains and protect downstream water quality. For more information about the program, schedule and status updates, visit www.westerville. org/leafcollection. Please contact the Public Service Department directly with any questions or concerns at 614-901-6470 or publicservice@westerville.org.

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CityReporter

Staff Profile

Nick Jones Helps “Shore Up” Fire Division Equipment with Grant Proposal Writing

You recently helped secure a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Yes, we received a grant for about $22,000 to purchase structural shoring equipment. First responders use this equipment to stabilize structures that have become compromised; for example, if a car crashes into a building.

Firefighter/Medic Nick Jones at Westerville Fire Station 111

Westerville firefighters wear many different hats throughout their shifts. In the case of firefighter/medic Nick Jones, when he’s not responding to calls, he has taken on the task of writing grant proposals to help the Westerville Fire Division (WFD) acquire cutting-edge equipment. Why did you take on this career path? My friend’s father was a firefighter. He took me for a ride-along and I absolutely fell in love with the profession. He described the job as one where, when he was off, he couldn’t wait to go back to work. Once it’s in your blood, you can’t stop. After 10 years with WFD, do you agree? Absolutely. It’s a fantastic job. I’m very blessed. What’s the best thing about your job? Getting to hang around with people I like every day. You’re surrounded by 10 September/October 2017

your friends, you go on runs and you get to help people. I love the hands-on nature of the job. I love not doing the same thing every day. I’m built for this. It’s how I’m wired. You say no two days are alike. What do you mean? You never know when a call is going to come in or what that call is going to be. One call could be for a car accident, the next could be a pediatric emergency. You just never know what’s going to come through. What has been the most rewarding experience in your time at Westerville? I would say the job in and of itself is rewarding every day. It’s a blessing to be able to do something I absolutely love, that I’m passionate about, and provide for my family and be surrounded by great individuals. I have role models and mentors here.

Why was it important for WFD to get this equipment? Previously, if we needed to shore up or support a structure, we had to use four-by-four wooden posts. When we would get to a scene, we had to nail everything together. The new shoring system can be in place in a fraction of the time with far less manpower. These shores are exponentially stronger than the lumber alternative as well. We no longer need to worry about the integrity of wood that is splitting, bowing or twisting when building a shoring system. It’s much safer for the first responders and the people we are helping. What does having this new shoring equipment mean for Westerville? It means we have a better ability to respond quickly and efficiently to big incidents. For instance, we’ve had cars crash into buildings in Uptown. They’re infrequent calls, but when they come in, they are high-risk. Having equipment that is reliable, safe and quick to assemble is essential. What do you do when you’re not helping to make Westerville a safer place? I enjoy spending time with my wife, four children, dog, two birds and cat. www.westervillemagazine.com


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Public Safety Profile

Fire Division Encourages Residents to Remember “Every Second Counts”

The Westerville Division of Fire joins the National Fire Prevention Association this October in encouraging residents to create and practice a plan for escaping their homes in case of a fire. “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week, from Sunday, Oct. 8 to Saturday, Oct. 14. During the week, Westerville fire stations will welcome residents of all ages to visit from 1-4 p.m. “We use Fire Prevention Week as a way to invite residents to come see the fire houses, the equipment and the firefighters that are working for them every day,” said Chief Fire Marshal David Williams. “There’s also fire safety programming, from puppet shows to education. It’s a fun event for the entire family.”

At Station 111, 400 W. Main St., fire experts will demonstrate various types of recommended fire alarms and also how to clean bathroom exhaust fans. “One of the most common causes of fire right now is bathroom exhaust fans,” said Chief Williams. “It’s just dust. One of the easiest things we can do to prevent fires is to clean these fans properly. “ Beyond prevention, Chief Williams said it’s important for residents to have

a plan in case an emergency, such as a home fire, happens. “Most people exit and enter their homes from the same door every day,” he said. “You need to keep in mind your alternative exits in case your main exits are blocked.” Chief Williams also emphasizes the need for all members of the family to practice the escape plan. “It’s extremely important for children to know how to execute the escape plan, especially if something happens and you become separated. It can make all the difference,” Chief Williams said. For more information about Fire Prevention Week and important fire prevention information, visit www. westerville.org/fire.

Westerville Electric Division Shines Bright in Community The American Public Power Association has named the first full week of October Public Power Week. The Westerville Electric Division has been dedicated to powering the City for more than 100 years. The Division is the only municipally-owned and operated suburban electric provider in Central Ohio. “Being a municipal utility empowers us to use community dollars for the common good; to invest in local priorities like a stronger economy, greener alternatives and lower utility bills for the betterment of the community,” www.westervillemagazine.com

said Chris Monacelli, Electric Utility Manager. Community means a lot to the Electric Division. It has Westerville Electric Division lineworker Taylor Riedy become a fixture at community demonstrates climbing safety. events such as the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market and 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday Monacelli said. celebrations. Additionally, this year, the The Westerville Electric Division Division donated 2,500 high-efficiency maintains 4,230 street lights, 3,149 LED light bulbs to WARM and has utility poles, 294 miles of electric committed to donating 10 bulbs to lines and much more. To learn more each new client of the organization. about your public power utility, visit “It’s important that the residents www.westerville.org/electric or call know that we’re working for them 614-901-6700. September/October 2017

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CityReporter

Development Profile

Getting to it: Year One at The Point

October marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of The Point at Otterbein University, an effort that brought together representatives from education, industry, business and government to create a single destination for learners, thinkers, makers and dreamers. That destination was a dramatically refurbished 61,000-square-foot warehouse, located at 60 Collegeview Rd., equipped with lab and collaboration space and cutting-edge prototyping equipment. Erin Bender, Executive Director of The Point, said the idea for the space first came about as a necessity: the University needed a place to house its new Systems Engineering program. “We started the conversation with the City of Westerville thinking about how we could better leverage our relationship and capabilities and, from an economic development perspective, how we could grow the region,” said Bender. Today, The Point is an entrepreneurial ecosystem where Otterbein students have access to nearby innovative experiential learning opportunities, and busi- The Point at Otterbein University is located at nesses of all sizes have 60 Collegeview Rd. access to cost-effective research development resources. A feasibility study found that the facility stood to bring in 200 new jobs with a total annual payroll of about $16 million to the region. The City carefully considered the opportunity and recognized that this was a partnership worth entering, pledging $1 million in support over five years. “The Point’s ability to support the growth of businesses from various industries, as well as entice the skilled work force of the future to set roots in our community, makes it an incredibly valuable asset to the City of Westerville,” said Jason Bechtold, Economic Development Director. True to the nature of The Point, Otterbein’s goals for the first year were built around learning the ropes – or wires, as it were. “We wanted to have occupancy by some tenants, to successfully provide a learning environment for our engineering students and to learn and understand how to launch the Makerspace,” Bender said. The Point met these goals, opening at capacity for leasing space, providing meaningful opportunities for students and hiring a lab manager to help move forward the Makerspace, a creative space that will be open to creators in the community. With continued growth and success, The Point at Otterbein is poised to be a fixture in the economic success of the region. For more information about the facility’s tenants and plans for the future, visit www.otterbeinpoint.com. 12 September/October 2017

This Day in History

One Hundred Years Ago, New Wheels Were Big Deals Imagine if, when you bought a vehicle, it became news to the entire City. Such was life 100 years ago in Westerville. On Thursday, Sept. 6, 1917, The Public Opinion reported that the area was soon to have two new Ford Model T vehicles. The first belonged to Mr. Francis Barnhart, of New Albany, who purchased a brand-new Ford Touring, and the second to none other than Ernest H. Cherrington, editor-in-chief and manager of the Anti-Saloon League’s American Issue Publishing Company. Cherrington, it was reported, had purchased his second Ford Model T Coupelet. Written more than three years after Henry Ford implemented the first moving assembly line, the article stated that “The Ford Company has been swamped with orders in spite of the fact that they are making about 90 cars a day in Columbus alone.” This and hundreds of other fascinating facts, materials and artifacts are on display at the Westerville Public Library’s Local History Center. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Sunday. Visit www. westervillelibrary.org/antisaloon to learn more.

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Interactive Map Reveals Best Bets for City Foliage

Mark Your Calendars Household Hazardous Waste Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Westerville Service Department, 350 Park Meadow Rd. The City of Westerville, in partnership with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), provides the second of two annual collection programs for residents to properly dispose of hazardous household waste. See www.westerville.org/HHW for a full list of acceptable items. Last year’s collection totaled more than 14.66 tons of waste. Cops & Kids Day Sunday, Sept. 10, 12-4 p.m. County Line Road at Cleveland Avenue The Westerville Division of Police hosts this popular annual event for family-friendly interaction with law enforcement agencies from across central Ohio. Attendees will be able to learn about the equipment and technology law enforcement professionals use every day. Additionally, kids will be invited to participate in games and other fun activities. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early; the first 1,500 children will receive a free gift. For more information, visit www.westerville.org.

There’s something about fall in Westerville. It’s difficult to begrudge the chill in the air when it brings with it such beautiful sites and cozy memories. While it may be tempting to retreat indoors, the City is encouraging residents to make the most of the shorter days and take in the foliage that Westerville has to offer. The City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff, in partnership with the Urban Forestry team, maintain an interactive tree viewer map on the City’s website. New this fall is the ability to search for specific tree types and a button that shows some of the best fall foliage viewing spots within City limits. Each year the region is treated to about six weeks of vibrant foliage with “peak” color typically appearing on cool, dry days toward the end of October. Considering its 40-plus-year heritage as a Tree City USA, Westerville has no shortage of fall color to offer. “We are truly a City within a Park. We take special care of our trees,” said Parks and Urban Forestry Manager Matt Ulrey. “In the fall, you hear the sound of leaves rustling down the street, you smell autumn in the air from anywhere you stand because of all of the natural spaces that we have.” Ulrey is a certified arborist and maintains tens of thousands of City trees with the support of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He recommends checking out Boyer Nature Preserve (452 E. Park St.), Hannah Mayne Park (164 S. Knox St.), Heritage Park (60 N. Cleveland Ave.), Hoff Woods Park (556 McCorkle Blvd.) and Metzger Park (137 Granby Pl. West) as best bets for colorful trees. “It’s a great time to get the family outside and explore City parks and paths,” Ulrey said. “There’s so much to take in.” To explore the City tree map and learn more about the City’s Urban Forestry program, visit www.westerville.org. www.westervillemagazine.com

Great Westerville Food Truck Fest Sunday, Sept. 10, 12-7 p.m. Nationwide Children’s Hospital Close to Home Surgery Center, 433 Executive Campus Dr. Now in its fifth year, the Great Westerville Food Truck Fest, benefiting the Westerville Area Resource Ministry, pairs community and generosity with more than 30 food trucks. Familyfriendly music, entertainment and much more round out this popular event. Active Shooter Plan of Action Training Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. City Hall, 21 S. State St. The Westerville Division of Police offers free Active Shooter Plan of Action training to the general public. This program is designed to help attendees understand the dynamics of active shooter situations, and includes emergency protocol, police response to active shooter situations, prevention methods and more. For more information, visit www.westerville.org. Trick or Treat (Beggar’s Night) Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. Citywide The annual tradition of Trick or Treat (Beggar’s Night) will be observed on Halloween night, which is Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. The City coordinates Trick or Treat via the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC). As a reminder, Trick or Treat is not an official City-sponsored event. When weather conditions are poor, the City does not attempt to delay, postpone or otherwise recommend rescheduling Trick or Treat without a major compelling reason, such as severe weather warnings (heavy thunderstorms with lightning, hail, etc.) or a non-weather related community threat. A weather forecast of rain, cold weather or wind would not meet these conditions. Parents and guardians are always encouraged to exercise their best judgment in determining whether or not weather conditions are safe and/or convenient for trick-or-treating. For more information or future dates, visit the City website online at www.westerville.org/beggarsnight. September/October 2017

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CityReporter Mini Shutterbugs Every year, the “Shutterbugs” submitted photo feature that runs in the July/August edition of Westerville Magazine has been overwhelmingly popular. For that reason, we’ve decided to give our readers more opportunities to send in their photos and feature one per issue in this space. This issue’s photo was submitted by Alice Miglets. Please send photo submissions to westervillemag@gmail.com by Sept. 30 to be considered for the November/December issue. Photos must be high-resolution and horizontal.

Westerville Community Contacts FIRE/MEDICAL/POLICE EMERGENCY. 9-1-1 Gas/Carbon Monoxide Leaks. . . . . . . . . . . 9-1-1 Mental Health Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1-1 Fire, non-life threatening emergency. 882-2213 Police, non-life threatening emergency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 882-7444 City Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . www.westerville.org Community Affairs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 901-6400 Animal Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6863 Animal Removal (dead at roadside). . . 901-6740 Cemeteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6740 City Manager’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6400 TDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6413 Clerk of Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6410 Digging (Ohio Utilities Protection Service). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-362-2764 Economic Development. . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6403 Electric Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6700 Electrical Outages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6700 Street Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6700 Tree Trimming Near Electric Lines. . 901-6700 Finance Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6440 Fire Division Headquarters. . . . . . . . . 901-6600 CPR/First Aid Training. . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6600 Human Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6406 Income Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6420 Leaf Collection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6740 Mayor’s Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6419 TDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6418 Parks & Recreation Department. . . . 901-6500 Inclement Weather Hotline . . . . . . . 901-6888 Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6530 Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6500 Everal Barn & Homestead . . . . . . . . 901-6570 Parks Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6591 Highlands Park Aquatic Center. . . . 901-7665 Recreation Program Center. . . . . . . 901-6531 Senior Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6560 Shelter Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6515 Urban Forestry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6598 Permits Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6650 Burning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6600 Parade/Block Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6410 Security Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6482 Zoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6650 14 September/October 2017

Planning & Development Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6650 Planning, Engineering & Zoning. . . 901-6650 Traffic Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6670 Code Enforcement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6816 Police Division Headquarters. . . . . . . 901-6450 Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6470 Detectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6475 Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6482 Recorded Information Line. . . . . . . . 901-6879 Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6450 Service Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6740 Sewer Emergencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6740 Sewer Line Maintenance. . . . . . . . . 901-6740 Stormwater Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6740 Street Emergencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6740 Street Maintenance Repairs. . . . . . . 901-6740 Trash/Recycling Collection. . . . . . . . 901-6740 Water Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6740 Water Line Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . 901-6740 Traffic Violations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6419 Tree/Storm Damage (in right of way). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6591 After hours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6790 Tree Trimming (in right of way). . . . . . . 901-6598 Utility Billing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6430 askutilitybilling@westerville.org Water Plant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901-6770 Other Community Service Contacts Airport—Port Columbus. . . . . . . . . . . . 239-4083 Concord Counseling Services . . . . . . . 882-9338 COTA Bus Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228-1776 Delaware County General Information. . . . . . . . . 740-548-7313 Franklin County Board of Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525-3160 Property Taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525-3696 Voter Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525-3100 Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital. . . . . 898-4000 Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 882-8917 Westerville Area Resource Ministry. . . 899-0196 Westerville City Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . 797-5700 Westerville Historical Society. . . . . . . . 891-0821 Westerville Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 882-7277 Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 794-0401

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By Ann Poirier Photo by Jeffrey S. Hall Photography

Wild Life

Top right photo courtesy of Brad Kiger

Fostering the proper appreciation of nature is a lifelong endeavor for county wildlife officer

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ver since he was a child, Brad Kiger has loved the outdoors. From hunting and fishing to kayaking and camping, he’s passionate about it all. It was this passion that drew him to pursue a career in wildlife. Today, Westerville resident Kiger is proud to hold the title of wildlife officer for Franklin County. As Franklin County’s wildlife officer, a role he has held since 2001, Kiger wears many hats. His main duty is enforcing laws throughout the county. He’s responsible for everything wildlife-related that happens in Franklin County, which mainly consists of protecting Ohio’s wildlife and educating people about it. Among Kiger’s responsibilities are: • Enforcing wildlife rules and regulations, such as bag limit, license and permit checks, hunting regulations, and fishing regulations; • Arresting people on private and all stateowned or administered and agreement lands in violation of hunting, fishing, trapping, litter, firearms regulations and all other laws and regulations falling within scope of jurisdiction; • Serving summonses and executing warrants; • Preparing affidavits; • Testifying in court; • Monitoring and inspecting license-issuing agents for compliance; • Conducting preliminary stream litter and water pollution investigations; • Conducting inspections of fish kills and collecting water samples on fish kill-related incidents; • Responding to complaints from landowners concerning trespassing by hunters, trappers and others; and • Preparing required reports. Another component of his job as wildlife officer is education. Kiger teaches hunting and firearm safety; conducts fishing, hunting, trapping and waterfowl identification clinics; speaks to sports and conservation clubs, school groups and other organizations; prepares news releases; and even appears on radio and TV programs to educate people about wildlife. Finally, as Franklin County’s wildlife officer, Kiger also conducts game and fish management activities, which include specimen collection, wildlife surveys, creel and bag limit checks, and habitat management. September/October 2017

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Though Kiger is in his dream job now, the path to get there wasn’t always smooth. When Kiger attended The Ohio State University, he pursued a degree in forestry. However, as he prepared to graduate, he discovered that he needed one more class that wasn’t offered until the following year. As a result, Kiger ended up staying at OSU for an additional year. He took this opportunity to sign up for classes he thought would be fun, not simply classes he was required to take. A few of these were wildlife classes – and Kiger fell in love. “I took several wildlife classes and loved them. That’s when I knew what I was going to do with my life,” Kiger says. “After graduation, I applied for jobs as a wildlife officer. But within a short time, I was offered a job as a seasonal park officer, so I took it.” Kiger aimed to get as much experience as he could in pursuit of a job that would make him excited to go into work each day. It seemed natural, he says, to turn his passion into his job, and he had long wanted to be a wildlife officer. “A lot of people told me that it was too hard and that you had to know someone to become a wildlife officer. I was told that there was no chance,” says Kiger. “But one day, something clicked. I wanted to prove

everyone wrong and achieve my dream. After two attempts, I was successful, and I finally became a wildlife officer. I’ve loved every day since.” Aside from working outdoors every day, Kiger says he loves that no two days are the same and he never knows how the day will unfold. “On any given day, I might check fishing licenses or hunting licenses, answer complaints about violations, teach someone how to shoot a shotgun or bow, talk to a school group or civic group, or even answer questions about nuisance animals or just wildlife in general,” he says. “Sometimes I’m even in multiple counties in one day. I might give a citation in one county, deal with an injured deer in another county and then do a school program in another county. Occasionally, I even go from law enforcement to educator to doing a wildlife survey all in one day.” Kiger is also on the Wildlife Officer Training Team, where he ensures officers are trained on self-defense, firearms, use of force and more. Kiger grew up in Galion. He moved to Westerville 12 years ago and loves the community, he says. Kiger and his wife, Lyn, have two children, Allison and Ashley, who are active in

4-H, love horses and enjoy playing sports in Westerville. As Kiger reflects on the last 16 years in his role as wildlife officer for Franklin County, he says there are countless perks of being in his dream job. “One of the most rewarding parts of my job is passing on the heritage of hunting and fishing,” Kiger says. “I’ve been in my role long enough now that I’ve seen young kids in hunter education classes, or helped them shoot their first shotgun or bow, and now they’re all grown up and passing on to others what they’ve learned. Knowing that I’m part of something with so much history is really a wonderful thing.” Ann Poirier is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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By Jenny Wise

Taking Initiative Westerville Area Resource Ministry launches Senior Initiative on its 45-year anniversary Left: The Westerville Area Resource Ministry receives a check from Mount Carmel Health System for its Kids Lunch Club. Below: WARM works with McDonald’s to provide lunches, back-toschool backpacks and school supplies to students in need.

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he Westerville Area Resource Ministry is celebrating its 45th birthday the only way it knows how: by launching a new initiative for the betterment of the community. WARM, founded in 1972 as Paul’s Pantry, provides short-term assistance, educational and employment services, and spiritual support to community members in need. Though WARM works to help all people in the community, this year there is a special focus on senior community members. Just as Almina Smock, founder of Paul’s Pantry, recognized the need of one family in her parish, WARM recognizes the needs of the growing and aging community. “We recognize that the senior population is forever growing,” says WARM Director of Development and Communications Cheryl Wooten. “We are committed to helping make the lives of seniors better.” Inspired by the growing need for senior services and its mission to do compassionate work in Westerville, WARM has launched the Senior Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to put a focus on developing 18 September/October 2017

services specifically to meet the needs of senior community members. “We try to actively address what their concerns are by visiting the senior living communities,” says Wooten. Through a partnership with UnitedHealthcare, WARM will host an educational event at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 in celebration of National Medicare Education Week. With programming specific to senior health and wellness, along with some insurance and assistance options available to seniors, the event is emblematic of the yearlong Senior Initiative. The event is designed to prepare seniors in the community for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period with the knowledge needed to make confident, informed decisions about their Medicare coverage. Local UnitedHealthcare representatives and a Walgreens pharma-

cist will address attendees’ top questions and will be available to speak one-on-one. “Health care coverage options can be overwhelming, but selecting a Medicare plan can be simple,” says Rick Dunlop, CEO of Medicare and retirement for UnitedHealthcare in Ohio. “Our goal during National Medicare Education Week is to make information easily available so people can learn about their Medicare choices and confidently choose coverage that meets their health and budget needs.” The event is free and open to the public, but those who plan to attend should register online at www.nmew.com or call 855-603-7423. UnitedHealthcare will also host a Facebook Live broadcast on Sept. 18, answering questions about Medicare. Ultimately, WARM wants to help its clients become self-sufficient, thus its separate program intended to help able-bodied clients find jobs. Every meeting with a WARM staff member is tailored to the individual and his or her needs, especially when it comes to senior clients. “As people start aging (more), you have to look at the total wellness and well-being of the individual,” says Wooten. Some senior clients are still able to work, while others are retired and/or face disabilities that restrict them to their homes. Depending on where a client is in his or her professional life, WARM’s assistance through its HOPE Program can vary greatly. An ablebodied senior may be in search of a job, in which case WARM will connect the client with a senior employment agency. “Sometimes, seniors don’t have resources to turn to or their family members are very far away,” says Wooten. “Sometimes the hand up – not hand out – becomes a hand around the shoulder, providing support to individuals who may feel they are facing challenges alone.” The HOPE Program empowers clients by providing assistance with budgets and personal goals, while meeting nutritional needs. Weekly meetings with senior clients allow WARM counselors to check in on www.westervillemagazine.com


them and see how they are adapting to their changing lifestyles, and if there are issues that have arisen since the previous meeting. Additionally, these meetings are scheduled so frequently to keep up with the changes in the medical industry pertaining to insurance and assistance programs. “We also work with Cornerstone Community Church, which provides monthly meals to our senior clients,” says Wooten. “It not only provides a meal, but also a sense of community.” Moving forward, WARM plans to form more partnerships with organizations that focus on senior needs and living options.

Photos courtesy of Westerville Area Resource Ministry

History Lesson From the passion of one woman in 1972 to the passion of an organization and its community in 2017, WARM continues to serve residents in the borders of the Westerville City School District with programs and services aimed to facilitate positive change. “(The 45-year anniversary) is a celebration of provision and transformation and of our major fundraisers,” says Wooten. A special event to celebrate the anniversary, held July 29, invited community members and partners to come together for an evening of appreciating the past and looking to the future. Those in attendance had the chance to meet and get to know the WARM staff before sitting down for a meal together. The event proceeded into a discussion of WARM’s history and goals for the future. Over the past 45 years WARM has grown exponentially, transitioning from Paul’s Pantry in 1996. It outgrew its previous 6,300-square-foot facility and upgraded to 40,000. The growth is, in part, a product of a growing Westerville community, but it’s also the result of increased awareness and recognition for WARM over the years. “Poverty knows no border and when things happen, the resources here make WARM an attractive option” for those struggling to be self-sufficient, says Wooten. Jenny Wise is an assistant editor. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Westerville Garden Club has been celebrating local landscapes for 70 years

Franklin County 4-H Shooting Club members work with the Westerville Garden Club to plant annuals in the flower beds at the First Responders Park.

By Lindsey Capritta

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n 1947, a small group of Westerville residents came together with a simple goal of discussing their shared love of gardening. In addition to the seeds they planted in the ground that year, a seed of an idea was planted in their minds. Soon enough, the idea became the Westerville Garden Club, growing alongside members’ flowers. Over the past 70 years, the club has been a staple of Westerville, and it has developed and expanded alongside the community. From that founding group of five members, the club has grown to 77 members, all of whom contribute to its success in the Westerville area. In addition to its regular projects in the community, the club has been celebrating its anniversary throughout the year, with multiple events and even a birthday cake. The celebration will culminate with

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a special flower show Oct. 14, the exact date the club began 70 years earlier, at the Westerville Public Library. The event runs from 1-5 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Tradition is one of the club’s priorities, and members work to stick to it even when challenges arise. “People always ask, ‘Why do we have the plant sale every year the Saturday before Mother’s Day?’ Every year it rains, it’s a day known for raining,” says Jan Rector, a club member. “Back when the club first started, it had a big connection to (Otterbein University). They had their first plant sale the same weekend as Homecoming to have business. We’ve done that ever since.” Rector has been a club member since 1970, but she was familiar with it long before she joined. Her mother, Mary Ruth Rector, joined almost immediately after the family moved to Westerville in the 1960s and remained a member for over 50 years. “Back in the day, it was join the bridge club or the garden club,” says Rector. “When we came in, it was right when Westerville was growing, and new members were replacing the older ones.” “The community was beginning to develop around then,” says Vickie Muse, club president. “The garden club really grew alongside Westerville.”

One significant club effort is the maintenance of parks and landscapes around the community, including Boyer Nature Preserve, the Blue Star Memorial and a replica of an 1800s kitchen garden at the historic Hanby House. Members teach gardening classes at the community center and participate in youth gardening programs in schools. The group also contributes to fundraising endeavors. Recently, it exceeded its $700 goal for Rwanda relief charity Seeds of Friendship. Members also donated gardening tools, seed packets and gloves. Over the years, the club has racked up 19 awards from the Garden Club of Ohio, nine of which were first place prizes. One of these prizes was for the WesterFlora Garden Tour, which has been going strong for 27 years. “When we first moved to Westerville, WesterFlora was the first thing to interest me,” says Linda Laine, the club’s publicity chairman, who also received an award for her publicity work for the club. “I didn’t know anything about gardening when I started. I was transplanting dandelions. I just thought they were pretty flowers. You have to start somewhere.” Laine won a few “best in show” awards in WesterFlora before joining the garden club. Now, she helps plan and run the tour. “It’s rough sometimes to attract people, but we always get people in time,” says Laine. “There are a lot of beautiful houses in the area.” Garden club meetings are held at the library on the second Tuesday of each www.westervillemagazine.com


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month. Though the make-up of the club has changed over the past seven decades, its goals with regard to beautification and camaraderie have remained consistent. “Month to month, we really like coming together,” says Muse. “Word of mouth has people coming and bringing friends, and we have a real variety of new members. We have members from South America, India, England, a lot more men. They are all interested in gardening and sharing. We learn from them as much as they learn from us.” Lindsey Capritta is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Won’t You Be My...

Westerville focuses on neighborliness during the month of October By Jake Nerone

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has grown out of many observations that nowadays people are absorbed inwardly, focusing on themselves, their electronics, etc, and not outwardly, looking at those around them.” The city has gotten a long list of Westerville organizations on board to make Neighbor2Neighbor month a success, including Westerville City Schools, the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Westerville Division of Police, Otterbein University, the Westerville Area Ministerial Association, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, OhioHealth, Leadership Westerville, the Westerville Area Resource Ministry and Neighborhood Bridges. Acts of kindness will be documented on the endeavor’s Facebook page, Neighbor2Neighbor Westerville, and Instagram page, N2N Westerville. They will also be submitted to Otterbein, which is keeping a running tally, in an effort to achieve 100,000 acts of kindness. There will also be a scaven-

ger hunt that will get neighbors to interact with each other throughout the community and compete for prizes. “We … will be encouraging everyone to do something kind for their neighbors during this month and let us know what they have done,” says Cocuzzi. “We want to record all these neighborly acts and promote our community for its friendliness, kindness and neighborliness.” Residents can report acts of kindness by emailing dir@n2nwesterville.org. Jake Nerone is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. www.westervillemagazine.com

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ith people across the country becoming more and more caught up in their electronics, it can be easy to forget to do the little things. A lot of people have little to no contact with the people living right next door. But the city of Westerville is working to change this trend by naming October Neighbor2Neighbor month. The effort is aimed at helping neighbors to get to know and support one another. “Neighbor2Neighbor is an initiative to inspire neighborliness in Westerville,” says Westerville Mayor Kathy Cocuzzi. “It


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Around Westerville WesterFlora Garden Tour Photos courtesy of Linda Laine, Valerie Muse and Joe MacDuffie

Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music & Arts Festival Photos courtesy of Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce

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living

By Garth Bishop

Natural Selection

Garage becomes great room with wall of windows and strong connection to nature

The great room also connects to the master bath via a sliding door system.

To maximize the view, much of what was once wall space in the garage has become window space in the great room. “The whole back of the house is glass,” says Miller.

The great room now sports a fantastic view, and opens to the dining room.

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hen Bill Miller and Tommy Dole decided their house needed an upgrade, they wanted something that could connect them to nature, and also be suitable for entertaining. Different though those goals may have been, the finished product accomplishes both and more, Miller says. The Westerville-area couple – who have lived in the house since 2013 with their dog, Lila – worked with Davidson Builders to transform their home. What was once the garage is now a great room overlooking Hoover Reservoir, and an entirely new attached garage has been built to replace it. All told, about 1,200 square feet of living space was added. That’s on top of about 400 square feet added a few years back, when Miller and Dole worked with Davidson to add onto the master bedroom – opening up the space, installing vaulted ceilings and adding more glass for a better view of the reservoir. The original impetus for the remodel, Miller says, was a trip to a spa resort. When the couple realized it would be impractical to add spa features to the house, their priorities shifted to adding more living and entertaining space.

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The couple worked with Closets by Design to finish off the interior of the closet, which is equipped with a washing machine, a dryer and folding tables. The end result is a significant reduction in hassle when it comes to laundry; previously, the laundry facilities were at the opposite end of the house from the master bedroom, and they sometimes wouldn’t make it back after they were dry. “We previously had our clothes in probably six places around the house,” says Miller.

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on the table By Charles Williams

One With Nature

Otterbein professor is dedicated to the environment and her recognizable dogs

Candy Canzoneri with her two Irish wolfhounds, Finn and Druid

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self-proclaimed “major treehugger,” Candy Canzoneri has always loved being outside, and has made it one of her life’s goals to be a good steward of nature. “I was a kid that pretty much stayed outdoors. Whether I was climbing trees, riding horses, going to summer camp, I was always involved in something outside. They practically had to make me come inside when I was a kid,” says Canzoneri. “I think it’s a part of my DNA. I always loved being outdoors and wanted to take care of it.” Canzoneri, a professor of English at Otterbein University, has long been an advocate for passive greenspace – areas of protected or conserved land where development is not allowed in hopes of

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preserving the natural environment. To that end, she founded the Greenheads environmental group with the intent of keeping the Westerville creek bottom area from being anything more than woods and trails. After the success of that project, the group continued its work in the city. “We have planted wetland plants and cleared out invasives over the years,” says Canzoneri. “We also had a boardwalk planned, but that’s where the money ran out.” Though the group is in a holding pattern due to lack of funding, Canzoneri has no shortage of ideas on preservation of Westerville’s natural areas. “I think one of the great things about Westerville, and what we should be aiming to protect a little more, is the green corridor

along Alum Creek,” she says. “We could expand it, even.” Another way Canzoneri has taken action to protect the environment was to become a member of a project to preserve Otterbein Lake. The lake was created naturally by the hydrology of the area and had become full of aquatic life, but was at risk of becoming “a sludge pit,” Canzoneri says. “We wanted to save it because it was a viable lake,” says Canzoneri. “We got it drained, we got it re-contoured. Some of it was done through grant money and of it was done through donations, but we managed to save the lake.” In addition to her love of the environment, Canzoneri also loves animals, as evidenced by her two Irish wolfhounds, Finn and Druid. The Irish wolfhound is the tallest breed of dog, averaging 34 to 35 inches – almost 3 feet – in height. The dogs can reach up to 7 feet tall when standing on their hind legs. The dogs can’t be missed when Canzoneri walks them every day through Westerville, no matter the weather. During those walks, Canzoneri always gets questions about the size of the dogs. “I’ve had people ask me, ‘Is that a bear? Is that a wolf?’” Canzoneri says, laughing. “I even had somebody ask if my dog was a camel once.” Canzoneri also owns a yellow labrador named Moon that is a rescue dog. “I usually like to keep one rescue dog around at a time,” she says. Charles Williams is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. www.westervillemagazine.com


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From the Westerville Public Library

Recommended Reads from Susan Carr, Youth Services Librarian

I Won a What? By Audrey Vernick (picture book) Paired with hilarious illustrations, this funny story is about a boy who wins the grand prize at the fair’s goldfish booth, which turns out to be a whale.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy By Tedd Arnold (reader) Oh no! Buzz’s grandma has swallowed Fly Guy. Inspired by the song, Grandma tries to free Fly Guy by swallowing other animals. But will it work? Beginning readers will love this wacky take on a classic.

Dino Files #1: A Mysterious Egg

Hamster and Cheese

By Stacy McAnulty (first chapter book)

By Colleen AF Venable (juvenile graphic novel)

When Frank and Sam’s grandmother uncovers a dino egg in a neighbor’s field, the cousins are excited, but not prepared for the real surprise when the egg hatches. First in a series.

Someone is stealing Mr Venezi’s sandwiches, and Hamisher the hamster asks Sasspants the guinea pig to investigate the crime. Young readers will soon figure out the culprit, but not before getting hooked on this cast of crazy characters.

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Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the Fullest

Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

By Laura J. Moss

By Willard Spiegelman

A how-to guide for adventurous cat owners, this book will leave you with no choice but to bring your cat on your next hike, camping trip or excursion.

This collection of essays drawn from the author’s career reflects upon relishing simple moments, indulging in nostalgia and the follies that age brings.

Susie’s Senior Dogs

Wrinkles

By Erin Stanton

By Paco Roca

Inspired by the online sensation advocating the adoption of elderly dogs, these rescue stories are sure to inspire you to adopt one of your own.

In this graphic novel, Ernest is committed to a home for the elderly because he has Alzheimer’s disease. He learns how to deal with his diagnosis and embrace his new community.

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