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enues, especially when it comes While East Main Street is con- to tax abatements granted by the sidered the hub of commercial city for new developments such and retail business activity in the as the Bexley Gateway project. city of Bexley, most residents “Main Street certainly has a diprobably don’t realize that ap- verse tax base,” Kessler said. “The amount of abated propproximately 40 percent of the frontage along the street is ex- erties is minimal, and in instances where those empt from properties are property taxes. Institutional and non- abated, the As both the municipality profit exempt users new developin and Bexley such as Capital, Trinity Sem- ments place are not City School District strug- inary and Trinity Church, Con- only producgle with fund- gregation Torat Emet, Mon- ing more tax ing issues, the trose Elementary, Bexley Li- property revenue, even fact that much of the brary, and yes, City Hall, help abated, than valuable Main to anchor Main Street and they did prior their abateStreet frontage provide a community fabric to ment, but is occupied by entities that helps businesses to they are also providing that don’t pay grow and succeed. more revenue property taxes in income is a mixed BEN KESSLER taxes than the blessing, ac— chairman of Bexley City prior uses cording to Council’s finance and did.” city and judiciary committee And, while school district a significant officials who agree that there are factors that amount of Main Street frontage outweigh the loss of potential is occupied by tax exempt inrevenues from property taxes. stitutional users, Kessler said Ben Kessler, chairman of Bex- they are a vital part of the comley City Council’s finance and judiciary committee, says there See MAIN STREET, page A2

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From top to bottom, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Capital University and Christ Lutheran Church are three examples of tax-exempt properties along Main Street. Although they do not pay property taxes, employees pay income taxes and their presence brings foot traffic to businesses in the area.

School district to keep focus on finances in 2011 By TARA STUBBS-FIGURSKI ThisWeek Community Newspapers Calendar year 2011 will see continued focus on Bexley City Schools finances and the departure of several veteran educators. Despite the passage of a 6.5-mill levy, Bexley educators will continue to monitor district finances, said Superintendent Mike Johnson. Johnson was particularly pleased with Bexley residents who helped run the campaign. The levy committee was headed by

Craig Burford, Michele Kusma and Susan Zanner. “We were able to bring some new people forward,” Johnson said. “That is important because this won’t be the Mike last time we’ll have to Johnson pass a levy. This community is always looking for ways to support its children.” School board president Joan Fishel said

one focus of the 2011-12 school year would be to remain fiscally strong. “Economic recovery will be slow and there will likely be significant cuts in our state funding,” she said. However, she said, a cautious budget does not mean tentative programming; the district looks to build on strengths and eliminate weakness and create growth opportunities. The district will realize a cost savings with the departure of two administrative leaders: Dr. Anne Hyland, director of cur-

riculum and instruction, and Dr. Barry Zwick, operations director. The departures will result in a reorganization of the school district central office, which will result in increased efficiency and cost savings. In the spring, Johnson expects to interview and identify new personnel to serve in the revamped roles of curriculum director and business office manager. Hyland and Zwick will retire in August. See DISTRICT, page A3

Land-use group to present findings Jan. 25 By TARA STUBBS-FIGURSKI ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Bexley Land Use Strategy Commission will present its final recommendations to Bexley City Council at 7 p.m., Jan. 25. The land-use commission began meeting in 2009 to develop longterm strategies for Bexley and make recommendations for the next 10 years for four study areas: Livingston Avenue from Ferndale to Mayfield; Main Street; North Cassady and Delmar; and Alum Creek between Livingston and Main Street. “We have gone through the public process,” said council member Ben Kessler, who chairs the commission. “We had a public workshop in the summer. We are looking for public feedback.” The commission also has a Facebook group and a blog. A tent was set up at the city’s Labor Day block party to gather feedback, Kessler said. “I think it is important any time you come to council and present recommendations that call for strong changes … it is very important to have it vetted through the public,” he said. ” Commission members also presented their findings at a retreat for Bexley commissions. One idea that emerged from the retreat was the need for comprehensive zoning reform, an idea that was touched on lightly in the initial land-use draft. “We got some strong feedback that the Bexley zoning code is outdated and needs to be totally rewritten,” Kessler said. The group will recommend allowing fast food restaurants on Livingston Avenue to have drivethrough windows. While the windows would be unwelcome on Main Street, Livingston Avenue is a different story. “I think there is some recognition that Livingston is not the same as Main Street,” Kessler said. “There are fast-food (restaurants) on the Columbus side. While we are recommending a change in Bexley policy, we are not talking about a revolutionary shift.” The commission also looked at the idea of relocating city hall off Main Street, Kessler said. Members received consistent feedback from the community that it is important to keep city hall on Main Street. “It is a part of the fabric of what makes Main Street Main Street,” Kessler said. Members also addressed building up the streetscape on Main Street to enhance identity. There is a need to revise infrastructure See USE, page A2

Bexley Education Foundation awards grants to teachers By TARA STUBBS-FIGURSKI ThisWeek Community Newspapers Bexley teachers will receive more than $25,000 from the Bexley Education Foundation for 201011 school year projects. Communication coordinator Laura Wise-Blau said the foundation awards the grants two times

a year, with second semester being the smaller grant period. “The grants that we make in the winter are for programs that happen during the second semester of the school year,” she said. The largest number of grants is typically awarded in March for programs that cover the entire school year, she said.

A grant for $2,000 was awarded to Bexley High School to bring in a national reading and writing instructional expert to train staff to incorporate higher level reading and writing instruction across the curriculum. “Like 98 percent of the class of 2012 went on to college,” Wise-Blau said. “This is really a college prep district. They want to have students

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MAIN STREET Continued from page A1 munity. “Institutional and nonprofit exempt users such as Capital, Trinity Seminary and Trinity Church, Congregation Torat Emet, Montrose Elementary, Bexley Library, and yes, City Hall, help to anchor Main Street and provide a community fabric that helps businesses to grow and succeed,” Kessler said. “These users bring traffic to Main Street, and their use is synergistic with the shops, offices and restaurants on Main Street. Without them our shops wouldn’t be as vibrant or successful, and certainly the feeling of community that is essential to Bexley’s vitality wouldn’t be the same without them.” Kessler said the institutional users create added value for the community. “Even though these properties don’t pay property tax, they create an added value that allows the properties that do pay property taxes to thrive,” he said. “And they are also typically strong bases for payroll tax revenue, which is important to the city.’ Kessler said he thinks the current mix is a good one. “Could we have an excess of institutional exempt users? We could at some point, but I don’t think that we are there today. I think that the current balance we have is a good one. We still have underutilized properties on Main Street and properties that are available for development, so we’re not at the point where we are turning down revenue-enhancing opportunities on Main Street in favor of, or because of, tax exempt uses. And despite hard economic conditions, it seems like we’re seeing new users come to Main Street each month; in general vacant properties are turning over quickly with new owners and tenants, and our restaurants, galleries, shops, and offices are thriving.” Kessler said he thinks the community benefits from the current mix of users on Main Street. “I think that a more important question for Bexley today and going forward is not how much property tax revenue is being generated by these properties, but rather, how are these properties contributing to the fabric of Main Street? Are they positioned to interact with their Main Street frontage? Does the character of their institution and the placement of their buildings encourage pedestrian traffic to their front door? Do they add to the sense of community? I think that Bexley is fortunate in that our institutional users really do accomplish all of the above, and we as a city are proud to have them as neighbors, and hopefully being a member of our community is richly beneficial to them as well.” Bexley City School District Treasurer Chris Essman noted that many of the tax exempt Main Street users have contributed to the community for decades. “Capital University provides many great assets to the Bexley com-

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munity and its employees form one of the largest groups paying income tax to the city of Bexley,” Essman said. “… Tax-exempt properties such as the library and Montrose Elementary School are long-time Main Street institutions.” However, he said the district supports the idea of redevelopment of the current city hall property on Main Street. “We support the city continuing to explore using the City Hall property in a different manner in the future, which might make the property taxable,” Essman said. “ Obviously, this would benefit both the city and the schools.” Essman added that he thought Main Street properties involved in a city Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement and tax abatement program are generating results. “The property in Bexley that has been included in the TIF and given partial abatements has created new business and new residential property for the community,” he said. “In all cases, the tax-abated property is bringing in more property tax dollars to the city and the school district than did the old property. In addition, the businesses have generated new income tax collections for the city. The bottom line on the tax abatements centers on the question of whether the properties would have been built without the abatements. I think that they would not have. In the short term, the schools receive a little more money. Longer term, the district will receive the full value of the new property.” Bexley Economic Development Director Bruce Langner said only about 10 percent of property tax revenues go to the city. “We get a small portion of the property tax,” he said. “I think it’ in the range of 10 percent. Our main source of revenue is the income tax. So, properties that are tax exempt, like Capital University, they’re a huge employer, so we’re receiving revenue from the income tax from all of those employees over there. It would the same with Montrose school and city employees as well.” Langner said the most significant impact on the city is on Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenue. “All of the increased value on Main Street, since we filed our TIF application with the state in 2006, whatever increased property values that would have come from those properties would have gone into our TIF fund, which will be used for public improvements on Main Street,” he said. jdonahue@thisweeknews.com

Continued from page A1 Montrose Elementary received a $15,000 grant for its outdoor learning center. The outdoor learning center was approved by the Bexley school board in July 2009 and the city the following month. Plans call for several oval picnic tables with removable umbrellas on a concrete brick surface with a compass rose engraving in honor of former principal Terry Black. The learning center is designed as an outdoor classroom built to accommodate 25 children. The BEF grant will allow the school to hit its fundraising targets more quickly, said Principal Charles “Quint” Gage III. “Right now we are looking at $40,000 to get this completed,” he said. “We have a fundraising effort where you can buy a brick paver with a name on it for $100.” Montrose also held two student talent shows that raised

$1,500 each. Gage said Montrose is hoping to break ground on the outdoor learning center this summer with a completion date of fall 2011. A grant for $2,953 was awarded to Cassingham Elementary fifth-grade classes for a pilot program testing seat cushions and their effectiveness on helping students, particularly those with ADHD, stay focused on school tasks. “This is not just ADHD,” WiseBlau said. “We’ve turned it into a student-run science project. They will compare more than one kind of wiggle seat. The students will be collecting data on each seat.” A grant for $5,420 was awarded to fifth-grade teachers across the district to bring in a nationally recognized sound sculptor to serve a residency at each elementary. The sculptor will help each fifth-grade class plan and create a sound sculpture, followed by performances at each school.

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Continued from page A1 like sidewalks and crosswalks, add park benches and other visual clues to create clusters of activity associated with a vibrant main street, Kessler said. Keeping in line with that idea, Kessler said the commission identified the need to improve pedestrian access along Main Street. There are long stretches of Main Street without a crosswalk and a need for more defined crosswalks and better signage. “The center of Worthington is a great example of how that can work,” Kessler said. “We need to make pedestrian crosswalks feel more highlighted and defined.” Commission members believe it is important to make sure activity is occurring on both sides of Main Street, Kessler said. Dialogue with Capital University has been positive as the university strives to think of interactive uses for its side of Main, Kessler said. “There can be interactive uses on the Capital side even if it’s not retail … streetscape benches for people to sit on and eat Graeter’s Ice Cream,” he said. “In the future buildings could have some sort of space that is oriented more toward Main Street.” Council will be asked to approve an ordinance with recommendations from the commission. Some recommendations can be realized immediately with passage of the ordinance while others are long-term goals that will require consistent follow-through,

A closer look The land-use commission began meeting in 2009 to develop long-term strategies for Bexley and make recommendations for the next 10 years for four study areas: Livingston Avenue from Ferndale to Mayfield; Main Street; North Cassady and Delmar; and Alum Creek between Livingston and Main Street.

Kessler said. A first reading of the legislation is scheduled for January 25. “Others are more of a concept that the city should embrace when planning for future development,” he said. The commission plans on following up with additional ordinances that contain recommendations, Kessler said. One recommendation is to create a longterm mechanism for carrying out goals for the city. “City council has the kind of structure right now where we react to ordinances,” Kessler said. “We have a committee meeting to discuss ordinances before a council vote.” That is not a great setup for council to have introspective, strategic discussions about the goals for the city and whether or not those goals are on track, Kessler said. tstubbs@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNEWS.com

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Academy hosts dinner Columbus Torah Academy held its 52nd annual Scholarship Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in December. Nearly 400 people attended the event honoring Bexley residents Dr. Ivan and Marcie Gilbert (pictured), who are among the school’s founders. The school’s choir performed several songs in Hebrew and English. Videos highlighted the Gilberts’ hopes for the school’s future and the school’s growing athletic program. The dinner raised $100,000, which will be used to fund tuition scholarships and school operations.

DISTRICT Continued from page A1 Fishel said filling the void left by Zwick, Hyland and Cassingham principal Barb Heisel, who is also retiring in August, will be a huge challenge for the next year. Fishel said with ample time to plan central office reorganization and search for a replacement, she is confident the new hires will move the district forward. Led by board member Marlee Snowdon, a health and wellness group plans a summit on Jan. 29 at the Cassingham complex from

9 a.m. to noon. It will feature guest speakers addressing nutrition, exercise and childhood development. An important milestone for Bexley schools in 2011 will be the anticipated reauthorization of International Baccalaureate programs at Cassingham Elementary and Bexley Middle School. In 2007, the two schools were the first in the state at their respective levels to receive the IB designation. IB requires periodic review of the programs to make sure that schools are maintaining standards. tstubbs@thisweeknews.com

James Kebe, Bexley resident and school district substitute teacher, will conduct a free program, “Caring for Aging Parents: Preparing Before a Crisis Occurs.” The sessions will be held at the Cassingham Complex Community Room on Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Kebe holds a Master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University. His studies focused on care for the elderly. He has also worked as a pastoral associate at St. Catharine Church in Columbus. The February programs are for those who may find themselves faced with tough decisions regarding the care of an elderly parent or loved one. “You may soon face the ‘crisis’: a broken hip, a stroke, a no-

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enforcement officer to check and fine hundreds of property owners, who don’t seem to care a darn for the walking safety of their neighbors, and the service personnel, including mail carriers, who come to our front doors no matter what the weather conditions. I urge Bexley residents to get out for some early morning exercise, and clear their property of ice and snow, so that everyone can be safe.

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What started out as two archeologists scrambling to fill a void has burgeoned into a 45-employee Northland-based company with offices in four states offering services dealing with ancient history as well as completely modern issues and problems. What is today the ASC Group Inc. Cultural and Environmental Consultants, with headquarters on Freeway Drive North, was founded by business partners and Clintonville residents Shaune M. Skinner and Elsie Immel-Blei on April 1, 1986, as simply Archeological Services Consultants. “ASC Group Inc. is a certified, women-owned cultural and environmental resources management company,” according to its website. The cultural part provided the underpinnings for the enterprise when the Ohio Historical Society, as a result of a potential con-

ice offered. Skinner and ImmelBlei, archeologists for the society, faced losing their jobs so, with the blessing of the director, started their own firm to provide the surveys, which are required by federal regulations for many types of development and land use. It was a propitious time to get into the field, so to speak, according to Skinner, now president of the company; business partner Immel-Blei is more involved in the financial end of things. In about 1986, Skinner said, the federal Office of Surface Mining had just been sued for failing to comply with a requirement to conduct archeological surveys before mining operations started. As a result, coal companies were lined up waiting for a whole backlog of these surveys to be conducted. For the first two years of the company’s existence, all Skinner and Immel-Blei did was

where nothing or archeological significance was found or halted where there was. “All we needed were shovels,” Skinner recalled “Back then, people wrote reports on typewriters. We didn’t have to go out and buy a building. We didn’t have to buy a lot of expensive equipment.” With the expansion of services over the years since, ASC Group Inc. has had to buy a building, lots of expensive equipment and has expanded to have offices in not only Columbus but also Cleveland, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Pa.; and Huntington, W.Va. Although archeological investigations remain a mainstay of ASC Group’s business, operations have expanded to embrace architectural history as well as ecological and environmental services. The latter aspects, added in the early 1990s, provided the impe-

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Off-field tragedy, upsets among top stories From staff reports As we begin 2011, we take a look back at the highs and lows of central Ohio high school sports for 2010. There was tragic news off the field, as Rico Butler, who helped the Hilliard Davidson football team win the Division I state championship in 2009, drowned in a quarry. There were stunning upsets, including the Northland boys basketball team, which lost to Gahanna 71-45 in a Division I regional final despite being ranked No. 1 in the country and the defending state champion. And there was triumph on the football field, as two members of the CCL, Hartley and Watterson, captured state championships. Here’s how the year stacked up through the eyes of the sports staff at ThisWeek Community Newspapers. We hope you enjoy the look back at 2010 as much as we did. TWICE AS NICE: The CCL has only five teams in football but produced two state champions in Hartley and Watterson. Hartley, led by running back Noah Key, defeated Chagrin Falls 34-13 in the Division IV state final on Dec. 3 at Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium to finish 13-2 and capture its first state championship since 1986. Watterson overcame six turnovers to beat Akron Buchtel 13-12 in the Division III state final on Dec. 4 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium to finish 13-1 and win its first state title since 2002. Key, the Division IV Player of the Year who rushed for 2,755 yards (8.8 yards per carry) and 40 touchdowns, rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against Chagrin Falls, which finished 13-2. Omar Lane also had a big game, rushing for 117 yards and a touchdown on six carries. The Hawks went 5-for-5 on fourth down, recovered an onside kick and held Chagrin Falls to 159 total yards. “I don’t know if there were a ton of people who picked us to win the game,” Hawks coach Brad Burchfield said. “We taped all the pundits saying that Chagrin Falls is going to win the game and played it for the kids (the night before the state final). We’re happy to take that underdog role.” Watterson, which won its final 10 games, held Buchtel to 204 total yards but was not able to

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No. 1: Watterson’s T.J. GIlles (left), Matt Redfield (39), Patrick Rhomberg (4), Brad McCurdy (11), Ray Cook (35) and the rest of the Eagles celebrate after a 13-12 victory over Akron Buchtel in the Division III state championship game Dec. 4 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon. Fellow CCL member Hartley also won a state title, beating Chagrin Falls 34-13 in the Division IV final.

pull away from the Griffins because of turnovers. The Eagles, who had 258 yards, lost three fumbles and threw three interceptions, including one that was returned 80 yards for a touchdown. With Watterson trailing 12-6, Ray Cook scored on a 3-yard run and Tim Carter kicked the extra point to put the Eagles ahead with 10 minutes, 50 seconds left. On their ensuing possession, the Griffins drove from their own 23-yard line to the Watterson 6, only to be stopped on fourth-and-1. Buchtel, which finished 114, got the ball back three plays later on the Watterson 21 as the result of an Eagles fumble. However, on second-and-15 from the Eagles’ 26, Jared Simpson sacked Griffins quarterback Stephen Parker for a loss of 12 yards and Brad McCurdy intercepted Parker on the next play

to help seal the victory. “These guys know as well as I do how great of an accomplishment this season was,” Eagles coach Dan Bjelac said. “There were a number of behind-the-scenes things that happened. This team found ways to get it done all year.” Linebacker Matt Redfield was the state’s co-Defensive Player of the Year and district Defensive Player of the Year. STUNNING UPSETS: The Northland boys basketball team and Gahanna boys soccer team both were ranked No. 1 in the country for much of their respective seasons, but neither was able to defend their respective state championships, or even return to the state tournament. Northland lost to Gahanna 7145 in a regional final on March 20 at the Fairgrounds Coliseum. The loss snapped a 37-game

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winning streak for the Vikings, who finished 23-1. Gahanna’s four-guard offense helped it shoot 23-for-38 from the floor, with Stevie Taylor and Rob Brandenberg (19 points apiece) leading the way. The Lions advanced to state for the first time, where they lost to eventual champion Massillon Jackson 62-50 in a semifinal on March 26 to finish 26-1. “As time goes on, people will remember our Northland game more than playing in front of 15,000 people at the Schott,” said Lions coach Tony Staib, whose team was ranked second in the final state poll behind Northland. “It was a team everybody said that couldn’t be beat. The way we beat them, it was one of those magical games that puts an exclamation point on the season for these guys.” Jared Sullinger, now playing for Ohio State, had 24 points

and 15 rebounds to lead the Vikings, who lost despite outrebounding Gahanna 36-18. Northland, which had beaten Cincinnati Princeton 60-58 in the 2009 state final, spent several weeks as the No. 1-ranked team in the country, according to most national polls. Among the Vikings’victories were a 5352 win over Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep on Dec. 17, 2009, and a 47-46 win over Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy on Jan. 16. Both of those games were televised on ESPN. Ranked first for most of the season in the ESPN/Rise poll, the Gahanna boys soccer team lost to Olentangy Orange 2-1 in double overtime in a Division I regional final on Nov. 6, marking its only loss in its last 44 games. The Lions had beaten Orange 3-0 on Sept. 9 and had outscored their opponents 96-9. The Pio-

neers lost to Centerville 2-1 in a state semifinal on Nov. 9. Gahanna finished 19-1-1, with its only other blemish being a 1-all tie against Massillon Jackson on Oct. 2. Orange’s Colton Bloecher scored the winning goal against the Lions with 4:24 left in the second overtime. “It’s shocking,” said Gahanna senior forward Chris Davis, who scored with 3 seconds left in the first half to give the Lions a 1-0 halftime lead. “We were so determined to win. It’s devastating. I didn’t expect this at all. I thought we were going to win and go to the state semis.” OV E R C O M I N G TRAGEDY: The Hilliard Davidson football team fell short in its quest to repeat as Division I state champion, finishing 13-1 after losing

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Football needs additional signing dates for recruits On Feb. 2, a few dozen high school football players from central Ohio will be among the thousands nationally who officially make their college decisions known. For many, signing a letter of intent will be nothing more than a formality to complete what has been known for months, and sometimes even years. Accepting a scholarship offer can seem like a no-brainer for some players such as Westerville Central senior tight end Nick Vannett, one of the country’s best at his position who said last July that playing for Ohio State would be “truly a dream come true.” Most, of course, don’t have it that easy. In the high-stakes world of prep recruiting, athletes are getting scholar-

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ship offers at younger ages than ever before. When you’re a school from a BCS conference such as the Big Ten, having an early plan for how you’ll fill out your JARROD 2011 recruiting class ULREY — and for that matter, those in 2012 and 2013 — is just good business strategy. This trend hasn’t been without its obstacles for college football programs, which often are left in limbo until the official signing day or later waiting for athletes to make up their minds. In late October, Dublin Coffman senior quarterback Cole Stoudt verbally

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2010: THE YEAR IN REVIEW Continued from page B1 to Huber Heights Wayne 28-14 in a state semifinal on Nov. 27. Still, it was another successful season for the Wildcats, especially when taking into consideration that the Davidson football family was dealt a major blow when running back Rico Butler drowned May 25 while swimming with friends in a quarry. Butler would have been a senior this year. “I think everyone would have taken a 13-1 season,” said coach Brian White, whose team won its 11th OCC championship by finishing 7-0 in the OCC-Central Division. “Coming into this year, we weren’t exactly sure how everything was going to pan out and what the kids’reaction to losing Rico was going to be. There were a multitude of questions about things coming into this year.” The Wildcats dedicated their season to Butler by wearing a sticker with the No. 5 — Butler’s jersey number — on their helmets. “They certainly didn’t forget about Rico all year long,” White said. “They kept him in the back of their minds all year long, but fortunately it was kind of in the back of their minds. They used it as just enough motivation to get themselves prepared to play, but at the same time, Mr. Butler (Rico’s dad, Rico Sr.) even said back last spring when Rico’s accident happened that he didn’t want the kids going out and playing this year for Rico. He wanted them to play for themselves and they did a little bit of a combination of both, and it worked out well for them.” The Wildcats also experienced tragedy during the 2009 season when 16-year-old Arthur Lane was struck by a train and killed on the eve of the team’s 16-15 win over Cleveland Glenville in the state final. NATIONAL RECOGNITION ON HARDWOOD: Not only was Jared Sullinger of the Northland boys basketball team named Ohio’s Mr. Basketball for the second consecutive season after averaging 23.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks, he was

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No. 4: Jared Sullinger had another big season for the Northland boys basketball team, garnering Ohio’s Mr. Basketball award for the second consecutive season along with earning McDonald’s All-American and Naismith National Player of the Year honors. It was a bittersweet season, however, as Sullinger’s Vikings, the defending state champions and top-ranked team in the country, were stunned by Gahanna 71-45 in a regional final. The Lions’ upset victory, coupled with the Olentangy Orange boys soccer team’s shocking 1-0 win over defending state champion Gahanna in a regional final, was voted the No. 2 story of the year.

named Naismith Player of the Year, an honor bestowed on the top player in the nation. Sullinger, a 6-foot-9 forward now starting for Ohio State as a freshman, also was named McDonald’s All-American, Jordan Brand All-American and Parade magazine Player of the Year. He finished as Northland’s all-time leading scorer with 1,972 career points. Sullinger was named MVP of the McDonald’s All-American

game on March 31 at Ohio State, despite having to go to a hospital the morning of the game for what was thought to be food poisoning. He scored 22 points and had seven rebounds in the East allstar team’s 107-104 loss to the West. Sullinger also participated in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Satch Sullinger, Jared’s father

Below are the rest of the top 25 stories from ThisWeek Sports in 2010. For more details on each story, please visit ThisWeekSPORTS.com. No. 6: Reynoldsburg girls track and field team defies odds by winning second consecutive Division I state title, while the Hartley girls finished runners-up. No. 7: Upper Arlington girls swimming and diving team earn sixth consecutive Division I state title. No. 8: Lakewood softball team captures third consecutive state title. No. 9: Central Ohio players sweep the Division I and II state titles in boys tennis. No. 10: Twin brothers Chris Uhle and Joey Uhle of Olentangy Liberty top one another for state pole vault record. No. 11: Westerville North boys cross country team only can wonder what might have been at Division I state meet. No. 12: Harvest Prep girls basketball team produces Division IV state championship. No. 13: Two area wrestlers capture state titles. No. 14: Columbus Academy junior Morgan Ransom earns Division II state girls golf title.

and Northland’s coach, was named Naismith Coach of the Year. SPECIAL DELIVERY: St. Charles golf coach Anthony Mampieri almost missed the crowning moment of his team’s season. On the morning of the second day of the Cardinals’ dominating performance at the Division I state tournament, his wife, Leeanne, went into labor with the couple’s third child. Cristiano Matthew Mampieri was born about four hours before the Cardinals teed off on Oct. 23, allowing Mampieri an opportunity to meet his team at Ohio

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No. 15: Cousins Ashley Thai and Lauren Thai of Hilliard Bradley win doubles title in Division II state girls tennis. No. 16: Upper Arlington and Dublin Jerome capture state titles in boys lacrosse. No. 17: A year after area boys soccer teams swept all three state championships, no central Ohio team wins a title. No. 18: Westerville Central’s Mary Wells rolls to girls bowling title as Warhawks place second. No. 19: Area coaches reach career milestones. No. 20: Two longtime area coaches step down. No. 21: Hilliard Davidson baseball team upsets topseeded Grove City in Division I district tournament. No. 22: Four area Division I boys basketball teams finish the regular season undefeated. No. 23: The Dublin Coffman and Big Walnut girls volleyball teams lose in their state finals matches. No. 24: Thomas Worthington field hockey team falls short in state championship. No. 25: Childhood friends vie for NCAA men’s soccer title.

State’s Scarlet Course before the start of the second round. “He got there and gave them a pep talk before they were to tee off and then went back to the hospital for a while,” assistant coach Eric Horvath said. “He told me he had a favor to ask of me, and then takes off early.” “Eric said that he felt like he was the Dennis Hopper character from the movie ‘Hoosiers.’ You know when Gene Hackman gets kicked out of the (basketball) game and hands (Hopper’s character) the scorebook and tells him he’s the coach now,” Mampieri said with a wide grin. “It wasn’t anything like that, but

(Eric) did a great job.” When Mampieri returned to the course a few hours later, St. Charles was well on its way to its second consecutive state title. The Cardinals shot a record 610, breaking the previous mark of 611 set by Cleveland St. Ignatius in 2002 and Upper Arlington in 1993, and finished well ahead of runner-up St. Ignatius (621). Senior Michael Ricaurte was tournament medalist with a 144 over 36 holes. Mampieri resigned as coach after the state tournament, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.

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Capital University softball coach Nan Payne and pitching coach Alan That will hold clinics in January and February for girls grades five through 12. The schedule includes hitting clinics from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 and Feb. 5; a pitching clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 22; a catching clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 22; and a defensive clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 12. Each clinic is limited to 50 participants. A brochure with registration information is available at capitalcrusaders.net. For additional information,

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imenting with digital sampling software and creating mashups, Gregg Michael Gillis displayed a clever ear and got tagged “a lawsuit waiting to happen” by no less than the New York Times Magazine. Gillis settled on stage name Girl Talk, started releasing records and took the clubs by storm. Girl Talk will play Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Thursday, Jan. 6. Tickets are $25. Call 1800-745-3000.

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Bill Glover was quite fond of his appetizer: braised pork belly drizzled with jalapeno ketchup and served with creamed corn. One of his customers, who apparently had a sensitivity to spiciness, had other ideas and wasn’t shy in sharing her thoughts. “She looked at me with this real callous face and said, ‘Where do you get off putting this on the menu? My tongue is swollen and I can hardly talk.’” Glover, chef and owner of Sage American Bistro in the University District, said he apologized but the guest wouldn’t relent. He asked, in front of a room full of astonished onlookers, what he could do to make her happy. She said nothing and stormed off with her dining companion, who also had a choice expletive for the chef. So the customer’s always right? It depends on who you ask. “You always have to lean on the side of the guest is right,” Glover said. “But on the food-service side you can’t believe the things we encounter. People leave this profession because they get bitter dealing with the public.” Indeed, pleasing guests is the objective of any diligent restaurateur. Certainly, they have some legitimate complaints: a forgotten fork, cloudy wine glass or cold chicken fricassee. So how does one differentiate constructive criticism from downright abuse? Industry veteran Paul Liu, owner of Haiku and Bento Go Go, said customers cross the line when they insult the staff. “A lot of times when you talk civilly with them, the owner or the manager talks to them, they behave differently,” Liu said. “Sometimes they don’t and when they don’t, you politely ask them to leave.”

It’s an endless discussion in the “The food is an important comfood-service industry, said Jarrod ponent” of restaurants, he said. Clabaugh, director of communi- “But there are plenty of people cations for the Ohio Restaurant who will eat mediocre food if the Association. service is world-class.” “We always encourage our His company sends secret dinmembers to train their staffs on ers in to test the determination of the importance of etiquette,” he servers. They will, for example, said. “Whenever a customer’s re- say they found a hair on their burgquest can be followed, like leav- er. The servers too often will look ing a particular item out of a dish, for the wayward lock or quibble they should do their best to meet with customers when the solution that request.” is simple: “Toss the old one away Most patrons are easy to please, and get them a new one,” Cannon Clabaugh said. said. “But, some customers’requests “Service is a lost art in this incan be overreaching,” he said. “It’s dustry,” he said. “Those that stay important to walk the line care- focused on it usually have better fully.” sales growth, significantly better Howard Cannon of Restaurant profits and a significantly better Consultants of America, based in culture and environment than those Alabama, said restaurants can who don’t.” never overvalue customer service. “In the old days it was ‘The customer’s always right,’” he said. “Now you Recipe of the week can barely get an operator to agree with that. Ultimately they’re not trained to believe it.” Cannon said the industry has grown so much, so fast, that operators couldn’t teach the finer points of service to their staff. And, in his professional world, “Frenchie” fries, courtesy of there is no substitute for David MacLennan of Latitude 41. first-rate customer relations.

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Central Ohio band New Hollow to perform at pre-inauguration event By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

New Hollow, the New Albanybased teen band that released its first CD single Nov. 1, will play during a weekend of inauguration events for Gov.-elect John Kasich. The band is scheduled to play from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Statehouse. The event, “Family Day at the Ohio Statehouse,” is free and runs from 1 to 4 p.m. It is one of several planned leading up to Kasich being sworn in as Ohio’s 69th governor Jan. 10. One of Kasich’s two daughters is a fan and the band will work well with the theme, said organizer Kate Borges. “They seem to fit best with the ‘Family Day’atmosphere,” Borges said. New Hollow band members plan to sign posters for fans after their performance. The band features New Albany residents Mick Clouse, 16, who sings and plays

New Albany resident Mick Clouse, 15, a member of local band New Hollow, rocks out during the Tween Brands concert at the New Ablany Classic.

guitar; Evan West, 16, who sings and plays keyboard and bass; and Chad Blashford, 15, who plays drums and sings. Since winning a “battle of the bands” competition at a New Albany Fourth of July celebration in 2009 and performing the following year at the celebration, New Hollow has been playing on increasingly bigger stages. The band

opened for David Archuleta at the New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day horsejumping event and they sang the national anthem before the Dallas Cowboys’ football game on Thanksgiving. The band has been aided by Tween Brands, which released its first CD single in Justice stores. That single topped music charts

for six consecutive weeks and sold 140,000 singles without ever being played on the radio. “Family Day” was planned partly with Kasich’s wife, Karen, in mind, Borges said. Karen Kasich hopes to lead Ohio’s fight against childhood obesity, so the event will feature many organizations that can help support children’s wellness, she said. “The focus is on wellness and the different resources that can help,” Borges said. Visitors also may watch a video that chronicles the history of Ohio’s inaugurations. “It will be on a continuous loop in a couple different locations,” Borges said. Borges said children attending the event would receive a gift bag that includes information and trinkets provided by the participants. “Family Day” is organized by the nonprofit corporation KasichTaylor New Day Committee. The entire schedule of events is listed on www.newdayohio.com.

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