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IRS debt probe to take weeks or months By LISA AURAND ThisWeek Community Newspapers An independent auditor and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation have joined the investigation into Grove City’s unpaid withheld federal payroll taxes. The investigation into why the money wasn’t paid likely will take weeks or months rather than days, said deputy city administrator Mike Wasylik. The Internal Revenue Service last month told the city it owed about $685,905 in unpaid taxes. An initial in-

vestigation identified more unpaid quarterly tax returns totaling about $370,000. The city earlier said city police also are investigating, and the Franklin County prosecutor and state auditor’s office had been contacted. “I don’t want to portray it like we’re dragging our feet,” Wasylik said, “but since there is a criminal investigation going on, the BCI auditors will have some priority over who has access to what.” The city plans to contract with GBQ Consulting of Columbus to perform an

… The BCI auditors will have some priority over who has access to what.

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independent audit of the city’s books, said law director Stephen Smith Jr. of the Schottenstien Zox & Dunn firm. City council president Ted Berry emailed Smith and the other council members Jan. 6, emphasizing that GBQ’s

audit results and recommendations should be reported to city council and the city administration at the same time, “so concerns can be expressed and questions asked. “We also must be completely trans-

parent in this investigation,” Berry wrote, and should “make sure the citizens of Grove City also have an opportunity to speak and be heard.” “This whole issue is a black eye on Grove City and we just need to make sure that the public, at every turn, has the chance to hear what we’re hearing,” Berry told The Record. “It’s better if everything’s heard in public where we’re able to ask questions, and if somebody else asks quesSee IRS DEBT, page A2

No new talks set with SWCS unions

City expects COMETS COACH to receive grant for Stringtown By LISA AURAND ThisWeek Community Newspapers A $6.3-million grant will help Grove City widen the last four-lane segment of Stringtown Road. The Ohio Public Works Commission is expected to officially award Grove City the grant in March and distribute funds in July, city administrator Phil Honsey said. “This project scored high enough that we’re pretty certain regarding the funding outA closer look come,” Honsey said. “The city ex- The updates will include pects an an- new water and sewer lines, nouncement by the addition of a dedicated the state in the turn lane, streetlights, next few months sidewalks, a dedicated regarding the bicycle lane and ADA curb final funding de- ramps. Other changes include signal timing and cision.” At its Jan. 18 traffic engineering. meeting, city council will hear a first reading of an ordinance that would approve $422,297 in professional services for the project, including engineering by EMH&T, and preparation of bid documents, Honsey said. The project is expected to cost $7.1-million, with just under $1-million of those costs for professional services, which includes engineering. The construction will affect Stringtown Road between Hoover and McDowell roads, city spokesman Don Walters said. “Columbus Street all the way down to Broadway has been widened and updated, and then from McDowell to Interstate 71 is now all perfect,” he said. The widening of Columbus Street and Stringtown Road began in the 1980s, Walters said, when “much of that was a two-lane road. There was no curb and gutter, no sidewalks. “Technically we’ll now have a perfect shot down from Interstate 71 to the main street of the town,” he said. The updates will include new water and sewer lines, the addition of a dedicated turn lane, streetlights, sidewalks, a dedicated bicycle lane and ADA curb ramps. Other changes include signal timing and traffic engineering, Honsey said. Engineering is expected to begin in late 2011 with construction beginning in March 2012.

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Unions representing teachers and classified employees have gone more than six months without reaching new contracts with South-Western City Schools, a situation district officials don’t think has happened before. Both the South-Western Education Association and the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, which represents nonteaching personnel, have been without contracts since June 30. Federal mediators are handling negotiations, but district negotiators have not met with SWEA since Dec. 20 or OAPSE since mid-November. The mediators in the separate talks set the meetings and no new talks have been set for either union. Prior to the Jan. 10 school board meeting, superintendent Bill Wise said he did not know how long talks would continue with the unions without any significant breakthroughs. Regarding the Dec. 20 meeting with teachers, Wise said he could not discuss what issues are on the table. “I don’t feel we are significantly closer together but at least we are addressing the issues,” he said. This is the first time district officials can remember talks with either union going into January, he said. SWEA president Rolla Beach said after the Jan. 10 meeting that teachers are continuing to negotiate in good faith.

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Grove City preparing to survey local businesses next week, with the survey im-

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Grove City is just days away from sending out its first survey of local businesses. First, however, mayor Richard “Ike” Stage plans to send a letter to the city’s 1,600 businesses, asking for their participation. City community and business relations officer Don Walters said the letter will go out within the

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“I have the mayor’s letter in front of me and I’m tweaking Grove City officials decided to conduct the survey based on it,” Walters said Jan. 6. The letter announces the busi- growth in the city’s business sector during the last 20 years. ness survey — a supplement to Businesses provide 71 percent of the city’s revenue. the city’s biennial survey of its residents — and asks business“We probably will refine some ters said. es to participate, Walters said. wording,” Walters said. Grove City officials decided Other than some slight The mayor's letter will direct to conduct the survey based on changes, the survey is ready to the businesses to a website where growth in the city’s business secbe mailed, he said. they can take the survey, Wal- tor during the last 20 years. Busi-

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nesses provide 71 percent of the city’s revenue. The hope is that the survey will lead to better communication between the city and its businesses. Grove City hired Columbusbased research company Saperstein Associates to help develop the questions and administer the survey at a cost of $22,000. Questions will cover city services, business tax incentives, traffic flow, zoning and the efficiency

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IRS debt probe to take weeks, months Continued from page A1 tions, we’re able to understand what point they’re trying to get at.” Berry emphasized that city council doesn’t have any more knowledge about the situation than the public. “I think some people think that the council members know what is going on, and the fact is we don’t,” he said. Berry pledged to keep the independent audit proceedings public and said he would call special meetings just to discuss audit results, if necessary. The city has taken steps to settle its bill. It paid the IRS $187,000 for the fourth quarter of 2010 and $300,000 in initial pay-

ments toward previous quarters beginning in 2007. Further payments won’t be made until the independent auditor investigation is finished and the city learns whether its appeal of federal penalties and interest is successful, Wasylik said. “That’s still a work in progress as to what the final bill is,” he said. State Rep. Cheryl Grossman, mayor of Grove City from 1996 to 2008, said state audits were conducted annually when she was mayor, and they turned up no major concerns. “I was shocked,” Grossman said of her reaction to the news that Grove City owed back taxes to the IRS.

“When (former city finance director Robert Behlen) retired, (city administrator) Sharon Reichard had a forensic auditor look over the books before they hired a new finance director,” she said, adding that, as mayor, she’d had nothing to do with the city’s books. Assistant city finance director Jackie Kincade, who handles the payroll taxes, was placed on paid administrative leave in December. On Jan. 11, the city announced she had retired effective Jan. 7. Being placed on leave is standard procedure in these types of cases and does not indicate guilt, Smith said earlier. Kincade has denied any wrongdoing.

No new talks set with SWCS unions Continued from page A1 After “the two bargaining sessions in December, I was more hopeful” some movement was beginning, he said. Teachers last fall began performing only duties required in their contracts, and basically not working beyond the school day. Beach said on Jan. 10 that teachers are discussing other methods that might help speed talks along. OAPSE representatives, who didn’t attend the Jan. 10 meeting, previously have said the school board needs to treat classified workers fairly. Last summer, an administrators’ union reached a one-year contract with South-Western. The administrators receive no base-pay raises and pay more toward health insurance. Step pay increases — granted for longevity and education

— are still being given. OAPSE and SWEA voluntarily gave up base pay raises for 2009-10, but received step pay increases. The school last year earlier approved a five-year financial forecast that includes no base staff salary increases for fiscal year 2011. More than 100 teachers crammed into the board room for the Jan. 10 meeting, many wearing blue SWEA T-shirts, to show support for the union. Some held signs proclaiming that teachers are united. Three longtime South-Western teachers — Julie Haack, Camilla McComb and Cartell Payne — addressed the school board, mainly telling board members how valuable good teachers are to the district. “We want a fair and equitable agreement,” Haack told the board. “I believe I make a dif-

ference in the lives of SouthWestern City School students.” McComb thanked the board for also supporting students but said teachers need to know they have the board’s backing, too. “Is South-Western a place where teachers feel ... supported? Are you the board of education a supporting presence?” Payne said South-Western is the only district she has taught in during her 32 years as a teacher. She said over the years that teachers have shown commit-

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The past can tell us its story in a lot of ways — with diaries, letters and descriptions by people of the events that make up their lives. We can also learn a lot about a city by looking at pictures from time to time, especially if the picture is clear and crisp and full of detail. And this picture is just that. ED It was taken about 100 LENTZ years ago. A photographer placed his camera about a third of the way into the intersection of State and High streets in Columbus and aimed it to the south along High Street. The photographer has been careful to take a picture without too many people, whose rapid movement might only show up as an occasional blur in the image. The photographer wants as much precise detail as possible because this picture, like many others, will later be made into a postcard. But in the making of the postcard image — even with a lot of color added — some of the original detail of the photograph is lost. In the original photograph, much of what made downtown Columbus a special place in the early 1900s can be seen once again. Columbus in the early 1900s was known as the Arch City. It is easy to see why. Straddling High Street every half-block or so is a series of metal arches illuminated by electric lights and topped with American flags. Each of the lights is a clear incandescent light bulb, just like the ones many of us still use at home. And each of them needed to be changed when they burned out, which in those days was rather frequently. Nevertheless, the arches were popular and had been for some time. The arches had originally been erected in 1888 when more than 250,000 people came to Columbus for the 22nd annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. Ohio’s rather modest capital city had never seen anything quite like the tent city the veterans built during their more than weeklong stay. The arches were originally designed to be temporary and keep the streets lit during the convention to deter crime. However, they proved to be quite popular. Eventually, the wooden arches, lit by gas, were replaced by the metal arches lit by electricity that we see in this picture. The arches also provided electric power to the streetcars that traveled along the brick streets of Columbus. Columbus had grown a lot since the veterans came to town in 1888. The opening of the Hocking Valley’s coal, lumber and iron resources after the Civil War led to the rise of several major industries in a city that had once been mostly a commercial and governmental center. By 1910, Columbus was a city of more than 180,000 people and, among other things, was the “Buggy Capital of the World.” We are looking at the commercial heart of this growing city. But it is also a place where many people still live. Columbus, like most cities, has a few skyscrapers. But most of the commercial buildings in the city are still four and five stories tall. Built in an era before elevators, they reflect the

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simple fact that most people will not walk up more than a few flights of stairs to their homes or places of business. Many of these buildings have metal fire escapes attached to their fronts and sides. While the buildings look substantial, most of their interiors are made of wood and the threat of fire is still quite real in a city where gas lights are as common as electric bulbs. Along the sidewalk to the right can be seen what appear to be a number of large stone blocks along the curb. These are steps to provide more easy access to one’s carriage. While automobiles are becoming a more common sight, many people still rely on horsedrawn carriages as well as the streetcar system to make their way around town. The shops and stores along High Street provide the widest variety of goods and services to the people who live and work nearby. Most of these merchants have placed large signs on their stores and projecting from them advertising their services. They range from Murnan’s taxi service and “sports parlor” on the left to the more elegant Goodman Jewelers on the right. In the distance on the right, at the corner of Town and High streets, can be seen the distinctive tower of the F. & R.

Lazarus department store. There are other distinctive elements of this city of a century ago. Watches were a luxury many people could not afford; the timepieces were worn only on special occasions. To help keep track of the time, large clocks like the one at the right of the picture stood at many major intersections. To meet the need for information, some of the city’s several newspapers were sold by newsboys (and occasionally newsgirls) like the ones we see to the left of the picture. Most of the people we see in the picture seem reasonably welldressed in suits and ties for the men and fashionable dresses for the ladies. By the standards of our time, they are indeed well-dressed and — in mostly wool clothing — probably a bit uncomfortable. But by the standards of their day, this was just the common attire of day-to-day life. This was a world that had changed a lot during the lives of the people we see here. But for the most part, these people were accustomed to change and had learned to live with it. And perhaps that is just as well, since a lot more change was not all that far away. Ed Lentz writes a history column for ThisWeek.

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During the past decade, bed bug complaints in Ohio have increased dramatically. The workgroup has determined the best possible approaches to assist Ohio communities in dealing with these pests.

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A bed bug report released last week by the Ohio Department of Health is waiting for a cue from state leaders. After seven meetings, the Ohio Bed Bug Workgroup report was released Jan. 5 and included 10 recommendations to prevent and control the spread of the bug that carries no disease, but feeds on human blood. The workgroup formed in early 2010 included pest management, housing, government and public health representatives gathered “to assess the growing bed bug problem, identify how it is currently being handled across the state and determine the best possible approaches to assist Ohio’s citizens and communities in prevention and control efforts,� the report said. Bed bugs are often found near sleeping areas and can easily “hitchhike� undetected on common items such as clothing, bags and furniture. “During the past decade, bed bug complaints in Ohio have increased dramatically,� ODH director and workgroup chair Alvin Jackson said in a news release. “The workgroup has determined the best possible approaches to assist Ohio communities in deal-

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ing with these pests.� Jennifer House, public affairs officer for the ODH, said the report was given to the recently sworn-in Gov. John Kasich, outgoing Gov. Ted Strickland and general assembly leaders. “We’ll await guidance from our legislative leaders on how they’ll work this out,� House said. The workgroup is also awaiting word on a few grants that could move recommendations forward. Bed bugs have been relatively unknown pests in the past 50 years, but recently emerged because of safety and environmental changes, resistance to pesticides available to the public and pest management companies, increased international travel and little experience dealing with the bugs, the bed bug report theorized. Bed bug outbreaks have been

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reported in homes, apartments, hotels, nursing homes, residential facilities and senior living centers. In central Ohio, bed bug complaints were under 50 in 2007, but increased to more than 100 in 2008 and nearly 450 in 2009, the report said. During the course of its work, the group identified the lack of education, effective pesticides, collaboration between various agencies and the high cost of bed bug treatments as serious roadblocks in dealing with the problem. The report recommended getting pest control companies “effective and safe alternatives to those (pesticides) currently available for the control of bed bugs.� Some bed bugs are resistant to currently available pesticides, which leads to the need for multiple treatments. Some people cannot afford several treatments,

the report said. The Ohio Department of Agriculture has petitioned the U.S. EPA to “provide an emergency exemption for the residential use of� the pesticide Propoxur, but has so far been denied. House said Strickland wrote another letter to the U.S. EPA on Dec. 20 asking the agency to reconsider the ban on propoxur, but “right now we’re awaiting response.� The report recommends continuing requests for Propoxur, and asking the U.S. EPA and other federal agencies to facilitate and register bed bug pesticides that are “safe, effective and affordable.� Other recommendations revolve around statewide education and awareness in addition to developing ways to deal with the problem at local health departments. Finding ways to help low income people with bed bug prevention and control, as well as inspections for hotels and motels also made the list of recommendations. For a full list of recommendations or more information, the bed bug report can be found online at odh.ohio.gov/features/ odhfeatures/bedbugsfeature.aspx.

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Swimming often can be a discouraging sport, but senior Caroline Kruczynski tells the newcomers to the Central Crossing High School girls swimming and diving team not to judge their success until the end of the season. “One of the things I always tell them is, ‘You’re going to have good days and bad ones, but you’re not going to see how far you’ve come until the end

of the season,’” Kruczynski said. Coach Robert Boggs said Kruczynski is speaking from experience. Kruczynski hadn’t been swimming competitively before joining the Comets’ program three years ago and struggled her first year. “When she first started, she had just one stroke, the freestyle, and that one wasn’t very pretty,” Boggs said with a laugh. “But she is one of those people who can excel at whatever she sets her mind to.” Kruczynski now holds all but two

of the Central Crossing swimming records: the 500-yard free and 100 butterfly. This season, she set records in the 200 individual medley (2 minutes, 31.7 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:19.23) in a dual meet with Delaware on Dec. 3 and the record in the 100 free (59.29) in a dual meet against Grove City on Dec. 14. Last season, Kruczynski set the program mark for the 200 free (2:12.79) at the Division I sectional meet and the records for the 50 free (26.99) and 100 backstroke (1:02.5) at the district

meet. Kruczynski doubts most of her records have a long shelf life. “It’s really gratifying to see your name in the record book, but I know there are a lot of freshmen on our team now that in four years will probably break them,” she said. Kruczynski is sure to be tested at the OCC-Central Division meet Jan. 29 at Thomas Worthington. Last season, the girls team placed sixth with 76 points, behind Upper Arlington (432), Thomas (293), Dublin Coffman (204), Wor-

thington Kilbourne (107) and Hilliard Darby (76) and ahead of Hilliard Davidson (68). The boys team finished seventh (48), behind UA (435), Thomas (215.5), Coffman (208), Kilbourne (144.5), Davidson (111) and Darby (106). Thanks to UA, the OCC-Central is one of the toughest conferences in the state. Last season, the UA girls won their sixth consecutive Division I state championship and the UA boys finSee SWIM, page B2

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share wishes for 2011 The beginning of the year brings a chance to set goals and kindle hopes of good things that could occur. Here are the 2011 wishes of some of central Ohio’s top high school athletes. Stevie Taylor, Gahanna boys basketball: “I wish that my team LARRY stays unbeatLARSON en throughout the season and, personally, that I can break the school scoring record.” Abby Chin, Upper Arlington girls swimming: “My wish for 2011 is to swim NCAA cut times and Olympic trial cut times so I can be ready for 2012.” Kyle Annis, Hilliard Davidson football: “My wish for the new year would just be for everyone to be safe and enjoy time with their families.” Hannah Stefanoff, Grandview cross country and track: “My new year’s wish is to have a healthy winter of training which can lead into a successful track season this spring and to stay positive through these winter months.” Joey Tomko, Gahanna baseball: “I wish that my family and friends have a healthy 2011. I hope that all my friends graduate and have successful college careers.” Chris Diaz, Watterson boys tennis: “My wish for 2011 is to have a great and successful start to four years of college and for college to be the best years of my life up to that point.” Joey Uhle, Olentangy Liberty pole vault: “My wish is real short and simple. I wish for warm weather during the track season.” Nick Netotian, Whitehall boys bowling: “For the new year, I look forward to my final year competing with my teammates on the bowling and baseball teams at Whitehall. I am also very excited about graduating with my class of 2011 and starting college this fall.” Niki Flower, Upper Arlington girls tennis: “I wish that my shoulder injury gets better so I can work harder and get ready for college tennis. I also hope that by doing so, I can have the confidence to not be intimidated by any task given to me, whether it be in sports or in the classroom.” Ron Tanner, Eastmoor Academy football and basketball: “In 2011, I would like to truly get better every day. If I begin to improve every day, then I know I will be the best that I can be.” May all of you have your wishes come true in the coming year. I’ll see you at a game.

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Josh Wimer of Central Crossing gains the upper hand on Thomas Worthington’s Will Coleman in a match at 103 pounds during a quad meet Jan. 6 at Worthington Kilbourne. The Comets compete today at Hilliard Davidson against the host Wildcats, Dublin Coffman and Upper Arlington in OCC-Central Division action. Grove City travels today to Pickerington Central to face the host Tigers and Pickerington North in OCC-Ohio competition.

Girls Basketball

Central Crossing seeks better offense

Larry Larson is a former athBy Chris Parker/ThisWeek letics director at Grandview High School. He can be heard as “Mr. Grove City’s Taryn Allmon looks to shoot after driving past Allissa Turkovich of Central High School Sports” on WTVN Crossing during their game Dec. 18. The Greyhounds face Pickerington North today at home after playing Ready last Tuesday. 610 AM.

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The next time the Central Crossing High School girls basketball team plays Thomas Worthington, it hopes the result is different. The Comets’ offense fell stagnant last Friday in a 66-46 loss at Thomas, marking the second game in a row in which that happened. Central Crossing closes the regular season Feb. 11 at home against the Cardinals. “We definitely want to win against Thomas Worthington on our senior night, so that’s going to be a big game,” senior post player Allissa Turkovich said. “We’re going to have to work on moving the ball on offense and getting better shots and finishing.” Five days earlier, the Comets fell to Worthington Kilbourne 36-23. Their offense disappeared in the fourth quarter, as they were outscored 17-1 in the period. “We just have some work to do offensively moving the basketball and setting better picks,” coach Neil Hohman said. “It seems like the girls were shooting the shots, but we’re not hitting as many and that’s kind of slowing us down and making us a little hesitant.” The Comets have had good offensive production from several players, including leading scorer Jalynn Graham, who had 20 points last Friday. Another one of those players has been guard Lindsey Carmean, who is out with a broken finger. Carmean is expected back before season’s end, but her absence has taken away a consistent ball-handler. Central Crossing’s goal of moving up in the OCC-Central Division took a hit with the loss to Thomas. It was the Comets’ fifth consecutive league loss. The loss dropped Central Crossing to 2-5 in the OCC-Central. Dublin

At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Central Crossing and Grove City girls basketball teams: CENTRAL CROSSING *Dec. 21 — Lost to Upper Arlington 49-37 Dec. 30 — Lost to Hilliard Bradley 50-29 *Jan. 3 — Lost to Worthington Kilbourne 36-23. Olivia Davis scored seven points. *Last Friday — Lost to Thomas Worthington 66-46. Jalynn Graham scored 20 points and Elizabeth Ward scored 12. Last Saturday — Defeated Franklin Heights 59-20 *Friday — Home vs. Westland *Jan. 21 — At Dublin Coffman Of note: The Comets are 4-8 overall and 2-5 in the OCC-Central. *OCC-Central game GROVE CITY *Dec. 21 — Lost to Newark 72-17 Dec. 23 — Lost to Licking Heights 65-58 Dec. 28 — Lost to Teays Valley 57-45 in Teays Valley Holiday Classic Dec. 29 — Lost to Jonathan Alder 57-45 in Teays Valley Holiday Classic *Jan. 3 — Lost to Gahanna 66-46. Taryn Allmon and Alyssa Sammeth scored 11 points apiece. *Last Friday — Lost to Pickerington Central 63-30. Kristen Mesler scored eight points. Last Tuesday — Played Ready *Today — At Pickerington North *Jan. 21 — At Reynoldsburg Of note: The Greyhounds were 2-10 overall before last Tuesday and are 1-6 in the OCC-Ohio. *OCC-Ohio game

Coffman, Thomas and Upper Arlington are tied for first at 6-1, followed by Hilliard Davidson (4-3), Kilbourne (3-4), Central Crossing, Hilliard Darby (1-6) and Westland (0-7). The Comets, who finished fifth in the OCC-Central last season, can earn the unofficial title as the top team in South-Western City Schools. Central Crossing plays host to Westland on Friday. A win would give the Comets a sweep over SWCS teams See GIRLS, page B2


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Grove City Christian School boys basketball coach Chris Timlin promised an emphasis on the basics when his team returned to practice this week. The Eagles are 2-7 overall and 0-4 in the Mid-Ohio Christian Athletic League heading into their game against Gahanna Christian on Friday. Timlin pointed to turnovers and collapses in the final quarter as the primary reasons for his team’s struggles. The Eagles are averaging 18 turnovers, have allowed an average of 24.2 points in the fourth quarter and are shooting just 53 percent (71 of 135) from the free-throw line. “I definitely think we should have a couple more wins,” Timlin said. “We have what it takes to be successful against our opponents. We’re having a real difficult time slamming the door shut when we have our opportunities. We’re struggling right now getting the ball into the basket. “The foul line has been a huge deterrent for us so far this season. It has

cost us a couple of (wins), and that’s really frustrating because that’s something I pride myself on and that’s something we work very hard at in practice.” Grove City Christian’s last game was a 63-56 loss to Madison Christian in a MOCAL contest Jan. 6. Timlin said because of long stretches between games his team has emphasized improvement during practice. The Eagles have eight days between their loss to Madison Christian and their contest against Gahanna Christian. After facing Gahanna Christian, Grove City Christian will have another eight days off before playing Delaware Christian on Jan. 22. Gahanna Christian has emerged as a top team in the MOCAL, as it was 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the MOCAL before playing Temple Christian last Tuesday. Last season, the Eagles split their two league games with Gahanna Christian, winning 78-60 and losing 69-48. Senior Sam Hatfield, who saw limited playing time last season, leads Grove City Christian in scoring at 9.4 per game.

SWIM Continued from page B1 ished third at state. “It always pushes us,” Boggs said of the league meet. “We get a chance to see what the real competition is like and it forces us to get better. It’s an advantage for us, but at the same time, it can be frustrating.” •The Grove City boys and girls teams believe the Pickerington Central Invitational on Jan. 22 at the Lancaster YMCA will serve as a barometer. In addition to the Greyhounds and Central, expected to compete at the meet are Central Crossing, Amanda-Clearcreek, Bloom-Carroll, Canal Winchester, Darby, Davidson, Fairfield Christian, Fisher Catholic, Hilliard Bradley, Lancaster, Olentangy Orange, Pickerington North and Reynoldsburg. “This is the first time we’ve swam at this meet before, so we don’t know what to expect,” coach Amy Miller said. “An event like this should show us where our kids are and what events they should be swimming in when they compete in the (OCC-Ohio meet on Jan. 29 at Thomas Worthington).” The boys team has been led by senior Braxten Judkins, who placed fifth (48.92) in the 100 free and seventh in the 50 free (22.32) at the Ned Reeb Invitational on Dec. 11 at Ohio State. The girls team has been led

At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Grove City Christian boys and girls basketball teams: BOYS Dec. 27 — Lost to Middleburg Heights Midpark 69-33 in Gilead Christian Holiday Tournament Dec. 28 — Defeated Euclid New Day Academy 85-43 in Gilead Christian Holiday Tournament *Jan. 6 — Lost to Madison Christian 63-56 *Friday — Home vs. Gahanna Christian

“We’re starting to understand how coach Timlin wants to run everything and everybody is starting to buy into his system,” Hatfield said. “Since we’re starting to buy into everything, everything is starting to click better.” Senior Jonathan Clark and sophomore Derek Vaughn both are averaging 9.2 points, followed by junior Ben Whitaker at 8.1. “Obviously, when you lose more than you win, you’re frustrated,” Timlin said. “I could see even (in the loss to Madison Christian) that the kids were frustrated. The one thing that

At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Central Crossing and Grove City swimming and diving teams: CENTRAL CROSSING Dec. 3 — Boys: Lost to Whetstone 77-72, lost to Delaware 120-44; Girls: Defeated Whetstone 89-84, lost to Delaware 102-65 Dec. 11 — Boys: First (94) in Dresden Tri-Valley Holiday Relays; Girls: Finished third (72) behind champion Tri-Valley (126) Dec. 14 — Boys: Lost to Grove City 85-72; Girls: Lost to Grove City 87-68 Dec. 18 — Boys and girls combined to finish sixth in 28-team Mount Vernon Invitational, behind champion Mount Vernon Dec. 29 — Boys: Finished first in Mount Gilead Holiday Relays; Girls: Finished first Jan. 5 — Boys: Finished first (88) ahead of Northland (70) and Whetstone (58); Girls: Finished first (94) ahead of Whetstone (86) and Northland (53) Jan. 6 — Meet against Pickerington Central postponed and has yet to be rescheduled Saturday — Boys: Def. Newark 6412, lost to Tri-Valley 54-36; Girls: Def. Tri-Valley 55-39, def. Newark 62-32 Last Tuesday — Competed against Grove City and Whetstone Friday — At Columbus School for Girls Saturday — Worthington Invitational at Thomas Worthington Tuesday — Reynoldsburg and Watkins Memorial at Grove City YMCA

by junior Ashley Miller who placed 22nd (2:05.58) in the 200 free and 28th (1:04.18) in the 100 back at the Ned Reeb Invitational. “The kids are swimming faster than they were (at this time) a year ago,” coach Miller said. “Last year, we weren’t sure what was

GROVE CITY Dec. 4 — Boys: Def. Marysville 9332; Girls: Lost to Marysville 68-63 Dec. 11 — Boys: Finished 18th (62) at Ned Reeb Invitational at Ohio State, behind champion Upper Arlington (407); Girls: Didn’t score at Ned Reeb. Upper Arlington (471) won. Dec. 14 — Boys: Def. Central Crossing 85-72; Girls: Def. Central Crossing 87-68 Dec. 17 — Boys: Def. Bexley 111-58; Girls: Def. Bexley 85-83 Dec. 18 — Boys: Finished second (209) in Grandview’s Yule at the Pool, behind St. Charles (312). Braxten Judkins was first (49.45) in 100 freestyle and second (23.03) in 50 free, Jack Bailey was first (58.66) in 100 butterfly and third (2:17.0) in 200 IM, and Ty Payne was fifth (1:10.35) in 100 breaststroke; Girls: Tied Wilmington for fourth (129), behind Pickerington Central (165), CSG (157) and Columbus Academy (132). Kaitlyn Camp was fourth (2:12.09) in 200 free and Ashley Miller was fourth (2:27.94) in 200 IM. Dec. 28 — Boys: Lost to Westerville South 60-48; Girls: Lost to Westerville South 76-33 Jan. 6 — Boys: Def. Pickerington Central 84-32; Girls: Lost to Pickerington Central 84-32 Last Tuesday — Competed against Central Crossing Today — Pickerington North at Lancaster YMCA Wednesday — Gahanna at Grove City YMCA

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“One of our major goals this year is for the second time to win the South-West district,” Turkovich said. “We’re looking for a win (over Franklin Heights) and another one against Westland.” •Grove City rode an eight-game losing streak into last Tuesday’s game against Ready. The Greyhounds will face a stern test today when they travel to Pickerington North, which beat Grove City 78-24 on Dec. 2. The Greyhounds are sixth at 1-6 in the OCCOhio, behind Reynoldsburg (7-0), North (5-1), Gahanna (5-2), Newark (4-2), Pickerington Central (3-4) and Lancaster (2-5) and ahead of Groveport (0-7).

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for the second year in a row. The Comets defeated Franklin Heights 5920 last Saturday behind 15 points from guard Kourtney Inks. Central Crossing took control of the game by holding the Falcons to five points in the first half. The Comets beat Grove City 57-36 on Dec. 18 and defeated Westland 75-37 on Dec. 3. In the first game against Westland this season, Carmean had 16 points, followed by Jasmin Clark with 13 points, Graham and Inks with 12 points and Olivia Davis with 11. Westland still is searching for its first win. The Cougars fell to 0-11 overall after losing to Darby www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com 54-40 last Friday.

Schools announce coaching vacancies The following schools are seeking coaches: Dublin Jerome — Boys golf, girls soccer. Send résumé to Nick Magistrale, athletics director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, 43016 or e-mail magistrale_nick@dublinschools.net. Hamilton Township — Assistant softball, middle school baseball. Send résumé to athletics director Mark Beggrow at mbeggrow@hamiltonlocal.k12.oh.us. Hilliard Bradley — Boys volleyball, football, boys soccer. Send résumé to athletics director Chip Ebert at chip_ebert@hboe.org. Hilliard Darby — Boys volleyball, boys soccer, assistant boys soccer. Send résumé to Chad Schulte, athletics director, Hilliard Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard, 43026 or email chad_schulte@hboe.org. St. Charles — Golf. Send résumé to athletics director Dave Lawler at dlawler@cdeducation.org. Wellington — Middle school assistant baseball and softball. Send résumé to athletics director Elizabeth Clapacs at clapacs@wellington.org. Westerville Central — Track coach specializing in jumps and sprints. Contact athletics director Andy Ey at (614) 797-6827 or eya@wcsoh.org. Westerville South — Boys soccer, assistant boys and girls soccer. Contact the athletics department at (614) 797-6004. Westland — Football, volleyball. Send résumé to Greg Burke at greg.burke@swcs.us.

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couldn’t get us into a holiday tournament. I tried, but they were all booked up. It’s tough to go a whole Christmas break, especially when you go into a Christmas break with the kind of momentum that we had coming out of the Madison Christian game. I was afraid that we would show up flat against Wellington, and that’s exactly what happened.” Grove City Christian was 3-6 overall and 2-2 in the MOCAL before playing Gahanna Christian last Tuesday. The Eagles lost 54-29 to Fairfield Christian last Friday. Little was disappointed with her team’s first-half effort but saw improved play in the second half. Mianna Webber led Grove City Christian with 10 points and Brooke Warner scored seven. “One of the biggest things from last year to this year is this team doesn’t give up,” Little said. “Even when we’re down by a lot, the girls fight back in it. They’re really pulling together as a team. We are so close to putting it all together.”

they’re going to find out about me is that I know how to take a punch and get right back up. I’m hoping that philosophy will translate during the second half of conference play.” •Girls coach Megan Little believes much of her team’s struggles stem from an inconsistent schedule. After beating Madison Christian 51-47 on Dec. 18, the Eagles did not return to action until Jan. 4 when they lost to Wellington 43-38. “It’s mental mistakes,” Little said. “We had too many days off at Christmas break. I was hired so late that I www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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Wrestling

Rapid weight loss a concern for competitors By JEREMY STEWART

wrestler an advantage, because he should have a larger frame and stronger muscles than a competitor who is naturally smaller. Hackett’s success at 171 pounds earned him a scholarship to Arizona State. The need for some to lose weight had some like Pickerington Central coach Jason Allen calling for a later start to the wrestling season. Olentangy coach Matt Hammons wanted to level the playing field by having the OHSAA use the same assessor to run the weight certification tests. Perhaps no school in the area deals with the dichotomy of football and wrestling conditioning like Hilliard Davidson. In wrestling, Davidson won the Division I district championship last season and was chosen to represent the Central District at the state duals on Jan. 9. However, three of Davidson’s four state qualifiers last year were members of the football team, which won the Division I state championship in 2009 and made it to a state semifinal this past fall. Had Davidson won its state football semifinal on Nov. 27, wrestling state qualifiers Chase Delande, Nolan Gill and Alex Mickley would have been playing football on Dec. 4, the same day that the wrestling team opened its season. Because he played football at a lighter weight, Delande was able to join the wrestling team for the opener on Dec. 4, but Gill and Mickley didn’t make their debuts until Dec. 28. Coach Dominic DiSabato had to put off filing weight certifications until Gill and Mickley were able to reach their target weights. Not only did the pair miss nearly a month of the season, but Davidson also had to postpone a Dec. 16 dual with West Jefferson until Jan. 26. Mickley was listed at 170 pounds on the football roster and is wrestling at 152. Gill was listed at 174 for football and is competing at 140 for wrestling. “My first day back I lost like five pounds, and then the next day it was another five pounds,” Mickley said Dec. 16. “Then the next day I would eat the littlest thing and be right back up. Last week was tough, but this week the weight really started dropping.”

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Wrestling is different from other high school sports. If an athlete doesn’t make weight, he doesn’t compete. It is the only team sport in which weight, more than skill, determines a position. That’s why one of the most important times on competition day is the weigh-in. The NCAA and high school athletics associations across the country have tried to stamp out the practice of rapid weight loss since collegiate wrestlers Billy Jack Saylor, Joseph LaRosa and Jeff Reese died trying to make weight in 1997. The OHSAA has been heavily involved in the weigh-in process since the 2006-07 wrestling season. Coaches interviewed by ThisWeek unanimously agreed the OHSAA’s weight certification program has been a positive, but they said there are questions about its effectiveness and its fairness to athletes who also compete in a fall sport. “I think the idea of the (program) is good, but it doesn’t eliminate the severe weight cutting,” Reynoldsburg coach Jared Ball said. “They crash early. The idea now is to be at their weight at the beginning (of the season).” Each of the college wrestling deaths came after a period of extreme weight loss. Reese was trying to get down to the 150-pound weight class and had lost a reported 17 pounds in three days. Severely dehydrated, the Michigan wrestler died in the locker room at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor as he tried to weigh-in. Saylor, a Campbell University wrestler, and LaRosa, who competed at Wisconsin-La Crosse, died under similar circumstances. The OHSAA’s weight certification program attempts to eliminate rapid weight loss by establishing a minimum weight at which a wrestler can compete during the season. The minimum weight, called the “alpha weight,” takes into account hydration level and bodyfat percentage. Teams typically spend an afternoon during the preseason getting the entire roster certified. Wrestlers undergo a

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Hilliard Davidson senior Nolan Gill (right) battles Mark Martin of Lakewood St. Edward in a first-round match at 135 pounds during the Division I state tournament last season. Gill was listed at 174 pounds as a football player for the Wildcats last fall and his wrestling season was delayed until he could lose weight in order to compete at 140 pounds.

urinalysis to prove they are not dehydrated, and once adequate hydration is established, they have their body-fat percentage determined. If a male wrestler’s body fat is 7 percent or less (12 percent or less for females), he is not allowed to wrestle at a weight class lower than his weight at the time of certification. Wrestlers with more than 7 percent body fat are allowed to lose weight, but only in small weekly amounts determined by the OHSAA’s weight-loss formula. “The only guarantee that you’ll be allowed to wrestle at a certain weight is if you weigh in at that weight hydrated,” Ready coach Chance Van Gundy said. “If you’re hydrated at 140 (pounds) with 7 percent body fat, you’ll be able to wrestle 140. But if you weigh 140.1, you have to wrestle up.” Since this formula determines where athletes can wrestle once the season starts, Van Gundy meets with prospective team members early in the fall to

determine where they might fit in the lineup once the season begins. This helps wrestlers establish a goal weight and they can use the fall to trim down before getting certified, unless they’re playing a fall sport. Getting in shape for wrestling is especially difficult for football players. At the heavier weights, football and wrestling have some shared benefits, but most of the weight classes would be considered small for football players. No one knows the difference in conditioning philosophy like Jason Hackett, a football player and state champion wrestler for Hamilton Township who graduated in 2003. “Football coaches push size to have bigger, stronger kids,” said Hackett, who now coaches at Hamilton Township’s middle and high schools. “I’d like to see (the hydration test) in the middle of the season. They’ll lose that weight just because they work that hard (in wrestling practice). I loved football

and wrestling, but they’re different types of conditioning.” In 2002, Hackett won a Division II state wrestling championship at 171 pounds after he helped the football team make the playoffs. Had the hydration test been in place at that time, Hackett said he wouldn’t have been able to compete at 171. He ended the football season at 205 pounds and needed until January to lose the weight. According to the rules at the time, he had to wrestle half of his matches at his lowest weight to be eligible for the postseason. “It took a lot out of me,” Hackett said of losing the weight. “I really do like how the hydration test is set up. The way I look at it, you might have to bump up a weight, but you’re going to need that strength. You can’t cut weight to where you’re not going to be able to step on the mat.” Hackett also said finding the proper weight class is important. He said moving down in weight can give a www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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Ready High School baseball coach Harry Caruso will direct a spring training program from Feb. 27 to April 3 for players in grades 1-12. The program will be held in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions are planned in advanced hitting, pitching and catching.

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film composer/pianist will perform a concert paying tribute to Dave Grusin, the Academy Award-winning film composer who, this weekend, pays tribute to film composer Henry Mancini in concerts with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Or at least if there’s any justice, one will. Point being, Grusin’s career is heavily influenced by the great Mancini, so it would be appropriate to carry on the tradition. The CJO program is “A Night at the Movies,” and features Mancini tunes like The Pink Panther Theme and Baby Elephant Walk alongside other classic film repertoire, including Somewhere Over the Rainbow and As Time Goes By.

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A jazz pianist (and record label exec — he’s the “G” in contemporary jazz giant GRP Records) as well as composer, Grusin’s film scores include Heaven Can Wait, On Golden Pond and Tootsie. Tickets for the Jan. 14-15 concerts at the Southern Theatre are $41-$49. Call (614) 294-5200.

STOMP is still cool. And hot, evidenced by the continuing presence of a North American Company, a permanent London Company and a European tour, all in addition to its 14-year continuous run in New York City. The brooms, plungers, trash cans and lighters are all back, but the troupe is always on the lookout for new “instruments” — this latest tour includes tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. STOMP runs at the Palace Theatre Jan. 14-16. Tickets are $22.50$57.50. Call (614) 469-0939. there a power-hipster cat3 Is egory on modern pop

music? If so, that’s where Oberhofer lives. When we first heard their stuff, we figured it wouldn’t be long until we heard that in a television ad — turns out o0Oo0Oo (yes, that’s a song title) is in a Sobe Water commercial already. The Beat — always the last to Who’da thought banging on 2 stuff you found lying around know. Oberhofer, with opener Cloud could be an international sensaNothings, plays The Basement tion?

Friday, Jan. 14. Tickets are $8$10. Call 1-800-745-3000. neverending is 4 Seemingly the supply of high-caliber singer-songwriters from Canada. Scotland-born David Francey has made his home in the Toronto area since his family moved there when he was a youngster. His upbringing in a working-class neighborhood imbues his songwriting with a poetic sense of the day-to-day. His latest work is a collaboration with Mike Ford of Moxy Früvous, inspired by their two-week journey aboard a 750foot bulk carrier on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Amelia Curran is a Maritimes native and resident for whom songwriting is but one of her pursuits — she is also a playwright and actress. Her songwriting hardly suffers from her varied interests — check her latest, Hunter, Hunter, for evidence of this. The two will perform Friday, Jan. 14, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20-$23. Call (614) 470-FOLK. STOMP

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5 The longest-running off-Broadway comedy is an interactive to marital aid gifts etc. You can personally hand them to the bride affair, for which, as the happy couple exchanges vows, the audience plays the part of family and friends joining them for the reception feast and the hilarious family drama that ensues, courtesy of the Nunzio and Vitale “families.” This all-inclusive, interactive matrimonial experience includes the ceremony, reception, a sit-down, Italian baked ziti dinner, champagne toast, wedding cake, music, dancing and much more. In addition to cast members straight from the NYC production, 19 local actors will be in on the fun. Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding plays the Cardinal Health Ballroom at the Lincoln Theatre Jan. 20-30 for 10 shows. Tickets are $65/$75. Call (614) 469-0939. For folks who might consider taking in the show but don’t know quite what to expect, director Tony Lauria (not that Tony) was kind enough to answer some questions for The Beat. The Beat: What should I wear? Tony Lauria: Dress comfortably, casual. If you have a wild side, Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding plays the Cardinal Health Ball- wear something fun but not something that pulls focus. room at the Lincoln Theatre Jan. 20-30 for 10 shows. TB: Should I bring a gift? Tickets are $65/$75. Call (614) 469-0939. TL: Many people bring gag gifts. Folks have brought anything

and groom! TB: What’s happening when we “enter the scene”? When it’s time to begin, will it be more like a show or a wedding? TL: Characters will arrive on the scene about 20 minutes before “curtain.” The party starts as soon as you arrive and grab a beer. You will feel like you are attending the most outrageous wedding you have ever been to in your life! TB:Will there be dancing? TL:Yes, plenty, so wear comfy shoes. TB: How “interactive” should I plan to be? TL: You should be as interactive as you are comfortable with without being inappropriate. TB: Is there an example (maybe something that has actually happened somewhere) of something that’s too interactive? TL: Yes, we have had overzealous guests get a bit too personal with some of the actors. Common sense is encouraged. You are not allowed to touch the Nun or the Stripper! Unless of course you are invited to! For more on Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding, read the BeatBlog at www.ThisWeekNews.com.

Scampering waiters and above-average food at new Poblano’s MENU Except for the hardest-working and quickest-moving wait staff in town — servers literally, stunningly and unfailingly jog across its wide-open and winding-around spaces — Poblano’s is nothing you haven’t seen before. That said, this bright and tidy newish Mexican restaurant’s food was consistently a cut above the norm. Occupying a rambling, double-decker edifice spread out over several rooms, Poblano’s is a big and splashy establishment. Kind of fun in a kitschy and touristy way, its brash color scheme alternates from one tropically tinted wall to the next. So as your head whirls as you try to follow that kinetic wait staff moving to the beat of relentlessly uptempo cumbia music, your eyes will rush past tones like tan-

by G.A. Benton gerine orange, avocado green, mango yellow and chili pepper red. After the arrival of fresh and above-average chips and salsa, you’re probably going to want some of the slightly orange-flavored house margaritas. I recommend the worth-it upcharge for a lasts-forever (and potent!) half pitcher of “Poblano’s” Margaritas ($17) made with Hornitos tequila and Cointreau. Appetizer-wise, though the homey, oregano-flecked and salty chicken and tortilla soups were both pleasant enough (each $2.50), my favorite starter was the extra-large and super-valued

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The El Amigo entrée and Tres Leches cake at Poblano’s.

Whitefish Ceviche ($6.50). I liked how its abundant, creamy and unblemished avocado chunks calmed down the assertive yet enticing fresh lime juice mixture

(with diced tomato and onion) in which the plentiful chopped raw fish was “cooked.” From the “House Specialties” entrees, El Amigo ($15) will definitely live up to its name and be your friend — if, like me, you’re a big eater. A virtual Mexican smorgasbord on a single plate, it was spilling over with nicely seared shrimp plus rice and beans (they grace most every meal and yes, they’re better than most), crisply grilled slices of thin beef (carne aside) and a boneless, skinless chicken breast. Both terrestrial proteins tasted great beneath their layers of rich melted Mexican cheese and zesty, greasy chorizo (but what wouldn’t?) Real Mexican chiles rellenos have an eggier batter than you generally get in America. Since I got something approximating that at Poblano’s, I’d rate theirs

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($10.50) on the higher side. I mixed and matched a chicken (stewy) with a beef (hamburger vastly improved by being cooked with onion, carrot and potato) to fine effect. Though I doubt it was completely made from scratch, the mole sauce on my Enchiladas Poblanos ($9.50) was thicker, less sweet, richer and more complex (tasting of roasted chilies with a hint of cinnamon) than average.

It was slathered over a trio of tortillas wrapped around chicken stewed with rajas (roasted poblano pepper strips). Nice. Also quite nice was a massive platter of Chile Verde ($11). That one featured huge chunks of tender, stewy pork shoulder enlivened by a piquant tomatillo salsa. I’m a sucker for Pastel de Tres Leches, and Poblano’s version ($4.50) did not disappoint. Soaked in sweetened condensed milk, slightly perfumey and elaborately decorated with caramel icing piped into rococo decorations, it was a piece of cake that tasted as good as it looked. To read G.A. Benton’s blog visit ColumbusDiningGuide.com

Powell pizzeria serves up classic New York-style pies After Brooklyn Pizza opened on New Year’s Day, the New Yorkers started filing in. One guy was from Brooklyn, another from Staten Island. Long Island was represented, as was Albany. Owner Anthony La Cerva didn’t know there were so many Empire State transplants living in central Ohio. “There’s a lot of pressure on me,” he said. But it seems he has a hot, cheesedripping commodity – a New York-style pizza, complete with a crispy, foldable crust, 100-percent mozzarella and a house-mixed sauce. “The only thing that’s missing is the water,” he said. La Cerva’s goal was to create a true pizzeria, similar to the ones his father owned in the New York metropolitan area. “When I was a kid, I was stuck at a table folding pizza boxes,” he said. Thin-crust pizzas, cut into triangles no less, appeared to be an anomaly in central Ohio. Rarer still were by-theslice options. “Maybe the pizza places (in town) don’t think they make enough money on it,” he said. “I’m stumped. In New York, they’re all over the place.” Brooklyn Pizza, a carryout at 30 Grace Drive, has taken over the former Joshua’s Pizza in a strip center just north

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Brooklyn Pizza owner Anthony La Cerva makes a pizza in the kitchen of the new restaurant in Powell. Brooklyn Pizza offers individual slices and whole New York-style pies.

of the restaurant-laden intersection at Liberty and Olentangy streets. La Cerva said he’s somewhat concerned about the lack of foot traffic in his strip center but is confident his product is singular enough to draw people from all over the region. “I want to be the exclusive,” he said. “Everybody’s going to have to come over here.” Pies come in 14 and 16 inches, plus a 16-by-16 Sicilian alternative. Toppings include the traditional to more designer choices, such as roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes. A 16-inch

oats is being served at Starling’s new breakfast-and-lunch spot, Jodi’s Home Cooking, which recently took over the 29-seat Grace Diner space at 240 N. Liberty St. She admits that most customers haven’t even heard of it. “But once they taste it, they love it,” said Starling, who ran the Sunbury Grill for three years. It has myriad uses – for example, complementing omelets – or is enjoyable as a side, she said. Starling’s customers can get a GLT – a goetta, lettuce and tomato sandwich. She also has a parade of homemade dishes, including buttermilk biscuits and gravy, soups, chili, pancakes and such. Her potatoes are fresh-cut and her burgers are hand-patted. Prices range from $3 for a la carte items to $7.99 for meals. “I love to cook. I like to cook anything,” she said. “I’m not much of a baker. I love to cook comfort food that fills people up.” Jodi’s Home Cooking is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday. For more information, call 614-785-0474.

pepperoni, for example, is $15.50. A slice of pep is $2. Other products, such as calzones, strombolis and Italian dinners, will be phased in over time. Delivery is not yet an option. The place is open for lunch and dinBlue Agave, a new restaurant from ner hours daily. For more information, the founders of El Vaquero, has opened call 614-436-8900. in the Polaris area. The Mexican restaurant has taken In other news from Powell: Count Jodi Starling as a proud pur- over the former Barnum & Tibbetts site, 496 Polaris Parkway. veyor of goetta. The menu is essentially the same as Known as Cincinnati caviar, the German sausage fortified with steel-cut the other El Vaqueros but there are a

few additions, general manager Eduardo Pedroza said. One is the tableside preparation of guacamole, using fresh ingredients, he said. An order for $5.99 serves more than two people. Other variations include more seafood dishes, vegetarian options and the choice of spinach and wheat tortillas. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily. For more information, call 614-891-6011.

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SOFTWARE ENGINEER Pillar Technology Group, LLC hires Software Engi neer in Columbus, OH. Duties: apply the principles and techniques of comput er science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the design, develop ment, testing, and evalua tion of the software and systems that enable client s’ computers to perform their many applications, re search, plan, and design various software applica tions based on client speci fications, responsible for Validation/Testing of soft ware applications as per client’s requirements, cre ate or modify software to fit client’s needs, interact with clients to better under stand their needs and opti mize software design. Send Resume to HR Man ager, 5597 Covington Meadows Ct. Westerville, OH 43082.

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Women Veterans Program Manager: Responsible for administering, planning, monitoring, and evaluating the Women Veterans Health Program to include outreach activities, collects and analyzes data as well as case managing, consultation and/or education of Women Veterans health issues to providers, staff and community. Prefer BSN with at least 1-2 years experience in Women’s Health.

Operating Room/Float Perioperative RN: Scrub or circulating OR roles; prefer BSN with at least 1-2 years experience.

Primary Care RNs and LPNs: 1-2 years experience in an outpatient clinic or inpatient-hospital setting; prefer BSN for RNs Send your resumes to ROSALEE RIZO, RN, 614.257.5291 or Rosalee.rizo@va.gov Offers full range of benefits: Health Benefits, Life Insurance, LongTerm Insurance, Federal Employees Retirement System, Vacation and Sick Leave and Paid Federal Holidays. AA/EOE

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Miniature Schnauzers akc black/silver 6wk old vet checked tails docked dew claws removed $250 each call 740-289-1435 akc mini ature schnauzer black and POODLES, TOY, AKC, silver female 4yrs old. 7 wks old, 2M, 2F, 3 black $100 and 1 cream. Wormed and 1st shots. Parents on prem ises. Raised w/kids. Started paper training. To place an ad for $200 each. Call 614-208your bazaar or 3698 / 614-877-4124.

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BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the following appeals have been filed with the Board of Zoning Appeals: 1.)Jason Francis, representing M/I Homes, Parcel 040009226 (Pinnacle The Greens), for a variance to Section 1329.18(a) of Grove City’s Codified Ordinances to use fill in the Special Flood Hazard Area on a residentially zoned property. 2.) Brian Smith, representing PNC Bank, 2500 Stringtown Road, for a variance to Section 1145.16(e)(1) of Grove City’s Codified Ordinances to exceed the 8-foot permitted height for groundmounted signs by 2 feet. Such appeals will be heard at 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 24, 2011, at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio. The City of Grove City Board of Zoning Appeals Grove City, Ohio

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