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Morgan Croak coaxes his 8-year-old border collie, Cailin, to climb the teeter-totter at the dog park at Scioto Audubon Metro Park Jan. 14. The park recently opened the 2-acre enclosure near the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St.

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Section of park goes to the dogs By GARY SEMAN JR. ThisWeek Community Newspapers Cavorting canines in the German Village area have new digs to call their own. Franklin County Metro Parks has opened a new dog park at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park near the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St. The 2-acre dog park is past the climbing wall on the north side of the property. The fencedin area includes two sections, one for large dogs and another for small ones, each with agility courses. The entire area cost $42,000 to build. “I’m sure when spring comes, it’s going to

tem to have a dedicated area for leash-free activity, she said. A closer look “We’re kind of getting into dogs having more amenities,” Hanley said, adding that 12 parks The 2-acre dog park is past the climbing have dedicated pet trails. wall on the north side of the property. She said the dog park is one more amenity The fenced-in area includes two secfor the park, which has a climbing wall, sand tions, one for large dogs and another for volleyball courts, fishing spots, bird-observasmall ones, each with agility courses. tion decks and areas for water recreation. Heather Starck, director of the Audubon be a mecca for all the dogs and dog owners,” Center, said the leash-free dog area helps the said Peg Hanley, spokeswoman for the Metro organization fulfill its mission of sustainability. Parks. “The reason we support the dog park idea Dogs not in the designated area must be on a leash, she said. Scioto Audubon is the third park in the sysSee DOG PARK, page A2

Charitable Pharmacy to expand this year By GARY SEMAN JR. ThisWeek Community Newspapers The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio will head into its second year of operation serving 50 percent more people and filling twice as many prescriptions. Allan Zaenger, executive director and pharmacist for the organization, located inside the Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. in German Village, said the increase in patients is understandable, given the economy and cost of medication. “After you get past food, clothing and shelter, one of the biggest gaps people have is related to health care,” he said. “And one of the most expensive things related to health care is the medicine they take.” The Columbus Foundation is helping the pharmacy grow with a $115,000 grant. The foundation was one of the original donors to the Charitable Pharmacy, which is a joint project of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, Access Health Columbus and several other groups. The $115,000 will go toward additional staffing and targetSee PHARMACY, page A3

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Tian Yao, a third-year pharmacy student at The Ohio State University, reshelves medicines at the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio on Jan. 14. The pharmacy, located inside the Livingston United Methodist Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. in German Village, recently received a $115,000 grant from the Columbus Foundation.

Downtown magic show to highlight art of illusion By GARY SEMAN JR. ThisWeek Community Newspapers Ron Spangler remembers the trip to his first Magi-Fest well. He didn’t make it. In 1978, he was headed there with a friend but a terrible snowstorm forced his mom to turn the car around and go home. Three years later, he successfully

attended what he says is one of the biggest and oldest magic conventions in the country, and he hasn’t missed once since. Spangler, an Upper Arlington resident, has been named director of the 79-year-old convention, to be held Jan. 27-29 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. The Columbus convention, established in January 1932, is expected

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German Village resident Matthew Ferris again will run for a seat on Columbus City Council. Ferris, a financial adviser whose office is in the Brewery District, was one of four council candidates endorsed by the Franklin County Republican Central Committee last week. “I am so excited to finally show the people of Columbus what it would be like to get somebody on council with a different perspective,” he said. The others were Alicia Healy, her husband, Joseph Healy, and Daryl Hennessy. They will square Matthew Ferris off against Democratic council incumbents Andrew Ginther, Hearcel Craig, Zachary Klein and Michelle Mills. The latter two recently were appointed. Earl W. Smith, a retired Columbus police sergeant, is the Republican nominee for mayor. He will face incumbent Democrat Michael B. Coleman, who is seeking a fourth term. Ferris, 31, is a self-described conservative but said he is open-minded. “I don’t care where we get new ideas from — Republican, Democrat, independent — that doesn’t matter to me as long as we get new ideas,” he said. “That’s the important thing.” Ferris and Healy, who both lost in the 2009 council race, were strong opponents of the 0.5-percent city income-tax increase, which was passed in August of that year. Ferris was particularly critical of Coleman’s budget, which is under review by council. The mayor is asking for a $706-million budget, which represents a 7.5-percent increase over 2010. Ferris said the budget adds more layers of bureaucracy and oversight. “So the dollars aren’t getting to the end user,” he said. “It’s creating more government jobs.” With three council seats open in 2009, Ferris had the fourth-highest vote total, losing by about 1,100 votes. Despite the outcome, he said, he likes his chances and those of his Republican colleagues. “I think if you don’t feel confident, why are you running?” he said. “I feel confident we will win

to draw about 600 people from across the country. “Every magician convention has a different angle,” said Spangler, a mechanical engineer. “One of our particular angles is we want to be a family-friendly convention. We want to be known for that.” While the convention is generally for practitioners and devotees of magic, the general public is invited

to attend the convention’s annual magic show at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Veterans Memorial. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. They are available online at www.magifest.com or will be on sale at the box office the night of the show. The headliner is Greg Frewin, who has his own theater in Niagara Falls.

Ginther cites teacher as inspiration By KEVIN PARKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers When the late Ruth Colleen Saddler-Hale retired from a 25-year career with Columbus City Schools, then-Superintendent James G. Hyre told her: “We are sure that you have been a great inspiration to many boys and girls who have attended our schools.” She most definitely was to one of them. A boy no longer, but still boyish-looking at age 35, new council President Andrew J. Ginther says the woman who taught him in the fourth grade was “the best teacher I ever had.” See GINTHER, page A3

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Cailin, an 8-year-old border collie belonging to Morgan Croak, plays in the snow at the new dog park at Scioto Audubon Metro Park Jan. 14.

rent pet, a 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Kessie, also was attacked in an alley near the park. “People are more inclined to disregard my dog’s fear,” she said. “People just think they have the right to let their dogs run.” Druen said she has long been

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Continued from page A1 Spangler described it as a Las Vegas-style magical review, complete with a juggler, dancers and assistants. Meanwhile, the convention involves magic shows, lectures, competitions and sales of merchandise. The origins of Magi-Fest can be traced to two Ohio magic dealers, Sylvester Reilly and Robert Nelson. They co-founded Ring No. 7, a local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, in 1928. Spangler, 47, described the convention as a sort of family reunion, with a lot of veterans of the convention introducing their

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children to the craft. “With a lot of kids, it just sticks. It stays with them. It stayed with me,” he said, adding that he doesn’t get to perform as much as he did in the past. Magic has changed over the past few decades, especially with

the arrival of the Internet, which has revealed many closely guarded secrets, Spangler said. “If people really want to find it they can find it,” he said. “So magicians are trying to reinvent themselves to keep it fresh.” Jim King Sr. of wholesale supplier MAK Magic on the West Side has been involved with the convention for about 50 years. He said he’s watched participation grow, as well as interest in magic in recent years. “There’s more activity with magic, partly because of the Internet,” he said. “People can get on there and see stuff they normally wouldn’t see.”

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GINTHER I’m always trying to figure out how the most people can benefit from a situation.” After college, Ginther was a legislative aide to state Sen. Dan Brady, D-Cleveland, which is how he met his wife, Shannon. The two just had their first child, Clara Caroline, five and a half months ago. Ginther said that his future wife was working for a state representative from Richland County and they were introduced by a mutual friend. The two dated for a year, during which time Andrew made his first bid for elective office, an unsuccessful run for the Columbus Board of Education. “She cannot blame buyer’s remorse,” Ginther said of Shannon. “She knew what she was getting.” What she was getting was someone who, at the age of 24, wanted to go to bat for the school system that had produced him. “I was tired of listening to people talk poorly about Columbus schools,” Ginther said. “As a matter of fact, I had a great experience in Columbus City Schools.” Although he finished in the middle of the pack of a crowded field that first political campaign, the onetime coordinator of the of violence prevention for local nonprofit organization Strategies Against Violence Everywhere was elected to the school board on a second try. He remained there for six years, until being appointed to city council in February 2007. He was elected in his own right that fall and chosen as president on Jan. 3, succeeding Michael C. Mentel. “There’s probably not a more fascinating place to serve a community than city council,” Ginther said. Any given day can involve issues as varied as trash pickup and job creation and everything in between, he added. In light of his rise from school board to council and now council president, Ginther said that people often ask if he’s interested in moving even further up the political scale. “Washington has absolutely no appeal to me, and probably never will,” Ginther insisted. This, he added, is a good thing, since Shannon has no desire to be a single parent with him off in the capital. Partisanship is what Washington is all about, in Ginther’s view, and that’s not the case with Columbus City Council, and not just, he added, because all of the

members and even the mayor are Democrats. “There’s not a Republican way or Democratic way to plow the streets,” Ginther said. Ginther works as community outreach coordinator for Triumph Communications Inc., a central Ohio consulting company that provides services in public relations and political campaign management. “This is a pretty special place, Columbus,” Ginther went on, citing the willingness of the city’s voters to increase the income tax to help fund city services. During one of the “worst economic recessions in my life, the people were willing to embrace the future,” he added. To that end, Ginther said that he and the others on council must “remain diligent” in fulfilling pledges made in the campaign leading up to voter approval of the income tax increase. Those include reforming city government, saving money by creating fair compensation packages for city workers and an “unprecedented economic development agenda” to retain existing jobs and bring in new ones. “People always ask me,” Ginther said, “what’s the most important: People working and working good-paying jobs.” The Ginthers live in Clintonville, two streets away, the council president said, from the street on which he grew up. kparks@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

Continued from page A1 ing patients with diabetes and airway disease, Zaenger said. The pharmacy, with an annual budget of roughly $350,000, is qualifying about 15 new patients a week and should reach 1,500 this year, which is a 50-percent increase. Officials with the pharmacy, founded Feb. 26 last year, projected filling 7,500 prescriptions in 2010, less than half the prescriptions already filled. Zaenger said that number would increase to 30,000 in 2011. “Even with all of that, we’re really scratching the surface of the population in Franklin County that has limited access to medicine,” he said. The pharmacy also has a preventative-care aspect. Pharmacists meet with patients to discuss diet and lifestyle habits. Also, beginning Feb. 2, the pharmacy will hold “Living with Diabetes” classes, which will offer advice on how to cope with the disease, as well as provide information from resident experts. Additional classes will be held March 2 and April 6. The pharmacy, which purchases a small amount of medication, receives most of it from facilities that don’t dispense the medication, samples from manufacturers and assistance programs. Ohio law prohibits citizens from giving their personal prescriptions to the pharmacy.

Patients, who must qualify for the help, are generally referred through social-service agencies, shelters and primary-care practices. The organization also has quantifiable value, Zaenger said. For every $1 it receives, the pharmacy gives away $4.43 in medicine and pharmacy services. That number is expected to increase to $8 this year. Many who seek the pharmacy’s services take as many as seven drugs a week, totaling several hundred dollars a month. One is Denise Chalfant, who is unemployed and seeking disability benefits because of her medical conditions. Without the pharmacy, it would be virtually impossible to acquire the medicine, she said. “The staff is really nice,” Chalfant said. “I think it’s great the volunteers help those of us who don’t have the means.” Zaenger said the central Ohio community has been “overwhelmingly responsive.” “We have an increasing number of individuals who will make donations of a few dollars to several hundred dollars,” he said. “I think increasingly in our culture, people who take a medicine every day understand what it would mean to them if they didn’t have their health-benefit coverage.” gseman@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

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“I think I learned more in the fourth grade than I have since,” Ginther said during an interview last week. He recalls in particular a book report Mrs. Hale had him do in the fourth grade, one of a wearying many book reports she had her students do at the old Brentnell Elementary School, on the life of the late Robert Kennedy. “She really pushed me to think about ways to serve and act on behalf of the public and the community,” Ginther said. Ruth Hale, the wife of Ohio State University vice provost and professor emeritus Frank W. Hale Jr., for whom the Black Cultural Center on campus is named, died on Nov. 23, 2001. Andy Ginther was born on April 27, 1975, in Riverside Hospital. He grew up in Clintonville, the third of four children born to a social worker mother and a father who was an attorney specializing in helping foster parents. Foster children were on hand most of the years he grew up, Ginther said, sometimes as many as four at a time. After graduating from Whetstone High School, where he had played several sports, Ginther said that he was too slow to make the football squad at Ohio State, but there was room for his athletic abilities on the team at tiny Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. It was founded in 1947 by the Religious Society of Friends, more commonly known as Quakers. Teachers and administrators at Earlham strongly encouraged students to study abroad, Ginther said, and the only added cost was the plane ticket. Ginther’s was to Ireland, where he studied peace and conflict resolution at the University of Ulster and Queen’s College while teaching at public schools in Belfast and Derry, the very center of “The Troubles” where peace has often proven to be elusive and conflicts never seen to get resolved. However, Ginther said that the “best, most powerful examples” of the areas in which he was studying were to be found in places like Belfast and Derry. Ginther vividly recalls participating in a panel discussion involving former terrorists who tortured and killed Catholics and Protestants because that’s what they were taught to do, only to later realize, sometimes in prison after meeting their opposite numbers on the other side of the religious divide, that they had been “sold a complete lie.” Ginther, who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Earlham, also served in consecutive internships at the Carter Center in Atlanta, where he taught nonviolence and dispute resolution to children. All that peace and conflict resolution and nonviolence studying and teacher has had an affect on how he handles himself, Ginther said. “Some folks say that I’m too reserved, laid back,” he admitted. “I’m a deliberative person, not an emotional, reactive person.

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has turned into another, which, well, you get it. This is standard operating procedure for work on JODY an old house GRAICHEN (or “haus” in this case). But the lessons learned in these projects have been huge and not just for Kevin as the current caretaker of this cottage. The biggest lesson is perhaps the most basic: Owning a rental property means caring for said rental property. Now, it’s hard for me to make that statement without appearing to dig at my own office or other previous owners for not properly caring for a rental property. That is not the case at all. But I do think it is safe to say that when one owns a property that he or she doesn’t live in, it is easy to overlook the basic dayto-day maintenance and upkeep requirements that older homes have.

I know that when I lived in German Village, I was very fortunate to have an attentive landlord who lived just two blocks away and was always willing to fix quickly whatever minor problem we had. And I knew at the time just how lucky I was. Through my years of working with properties in the village, I’ve seen my fair share that are neglected by absentee landlords, who — best intentions or not — just did not have the time to deal with their properties in our neighborhood. After all, out of sight, out of mind. In each of these cases, I always wished that the landlord would trust someone local to oversee the property and deal with those everyday issues and malfunctions. I cannot stress enough that I’m not knocking landlords. Are they as committed to the neighborhood as owner-occupiers? Maybe not. But are they as financially invested? Sure. And did the society get its start 51 years ago See VILLAGE, page A7

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Columbus 1861: Growing, — with the pains to prove it Xenia was a terminal point for the Little Miami Railroad. Board a train in Columbus and with a ED change, one LENTZ would soon be in Cincinnati — where perhaps one wanted to be in the first place. What was it like to live in Columbus in 1861? In a few words, it was smelly, noxious and a little on the dangerous side. If we could take you back right now to the Columbus of 1861 and put you down at Broad and High streets, you would immediately notice several things. First, you would probably notice that your eyes were watering. The reason for this was not hard to find. Columbus in 1861 is a city that runs on coal. Burning coal heats one’s house, powers one’s business and is commonly used for many other purposes.

Over the city hangs a pall of black smoke. The ash from that smoke clings to clothing and hair and seeps into the lungs. It will stain the brick of German Village houses and cling to the gravestones in the Old North Graveyard, where the North Market is today. Second, you would probably notice the smell of the city. Columbus in 1861 is a city where most people walk most of the time. The residents walk to school and to church. They walk to the market and walk to their business and other interests. When the people of Columbus are not walking, they are riding in a conveyance pulled by horses. The streets are full of horses — pulling carriages, and wagons and simple buggies. And all of those horses leave in the city streets a lot of what horses leave behind. A whole crew of convicted criminals spends most of their days walking the streets and picking up the detritus of the horses. See AS IT WERE, page A5

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Columbus in the early days of 1861 was a town with a very good feeling about itself. Over the past few decades, Ohio’s capital city had grown from an almost invisible village of fewer than 2,000 inhabitants into a thriving city of more than 18,000 people. Other cities in Ohio were doing considerably better, to be sure. Cincinnati was the largest city in the state and indeed in the region. It was “the Queen City of the West.” And Cleveland to the north was growing rapidly as well. It was not as large as most other Ohio cities, but it soon would be. But Columbus in 1861 was doing quite well and showed every sign of even greater progress in the next few years to come. It was not hard to see why. In the early 1830s, Columbus was a village of fewer than 3,000 people. Since it was created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1812, the town had grown slowly but surely. Then, in the early 1830s, the Ohio Canal and the National Road arrived in Columbus. In less than two years, Columbus moved from being a village of 3,000 to a city of 5,000. And the growth of the city was far from over. In the 1840s and 1850s, Columbus became a major center of transportation and trade. And most of the growth of those years had little to do with canals or the national road. It was the coming of the railroad that made all the difference. In 1850, the Columbus and Xenia Railroad chugged into Columbus and established itself at the northern boundary of the city, where the convention center is today. In case one might wonder why a railroad was built to Xenia — a nice place, but rather small — the answer lay with people who had little to do with the town.

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My dear friend Kevin took on a massive project a few years ago: ownership of a historic cottage in German Village. It is a cottage that has, over time, become synonymous with the German Village Society itself. The society was a previous owner and featured its likeness on printed materials, not to mention using the cottage for meetings, ticket sales and fundraising headquarters. And the cottage sits smack in the middle of arguably the busiest block of the busiest street in German Village. Not only does Kevin live in a fishbowl with big windows quite literally on the sidewalk, but he also lives under the microscope of everyone enjoying a drink at Cup O’Joe or walking to and from Starbucks, St. Mary Catholic Church and the Meeting Haus. So, it goes without saying that any work Kevin planned to do on his cottage would be seen by anyone and everyone in the village. And, for quite some time, one seemingly innocent project has turned into another, which

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But now it was finally done. Occupied in 1857 after the old Statehouse burned in 1852, the new Statehouse was finally completed in 1861. It was worth the wait. It is one of America’s truly great buildings and a reflection of the strong and dedicated people who built it. On Feb. 13, 1861, Abraham Lincoln, soon to be inaugurated as President of the United States, passed through Columbus. After speaking to the Ohio General Assembly, he moved to the steps of the state capitol and spoke to the people. He concluded his brief remarks by saying, “I am doubly thankful that you have appeared here to give me this greeting. It is not much for me, as I shall soon pass away from you, but we have a large country and a large future before us, and the manifestations of goodwill towards the government, and affection for the Union which you may exhibit are of immense value to you and your posterity forever. (applause) In this point of view, it is that I thank you most heartily for the exhibition you have given me and with that allow me to bid you an affectionate farewell.” (deafening applause and cheers) In less than two months the “affection for the Union” of Columbus, Ohio, and the rest of the nation would be tested as never before with the beginning of the American Civil War.

But the most dangerous part of Columbus was the part most people never saw. The average life expectancy of an adult male in Columbus in 1861 was considerably less than 50 years. Unlike our own time, the life expectancy of adult women was even less. The death rate among women was higher because of complications of childbirth. The death rate among both men and women was higher because of a number of ailments for which vaccines and other curative medicines had yet to be discovered. In spite of all of these dangers and disagreeable aspects, people continued to come to the city of Columbus. They came for the same reasons people have been coming to cities for the past several hundred years: The city was where opportunity was waiting. To really appreciate the wonder of a city like Columbus, all one had to do in 1860 was wander to the middle of town and gaze across Statehouse Square. Rising from the middle of the square was one of the great buildings in 19thcentury America. More than 20 years earlier, in 1839, the small, frontier state of Ohio had decided to build a new statehouse. It was thought the building would be done in two years and cost about $200,000. The Statehouse took 22 years to build and cost $2,200,000. Ed Lentz writes a history column for ThisWeek.

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Meetings Trilo Grogan Toastmasters, 7 to 8:15 p.m. first and third Thursdays of each month at the Family Life Center, 907 Lexington Ave. For more information, visit www.trilogrogan.freetoasthost.info. Merion Village Association, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each See COMING UP, page A7

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that same display to the Southern Theatre Saturday, Jan. 22. Their program includes selections by Bach, Debussy, Bernstein, Praetorius, Rossini and Mozart. Tickets are $40-$15. Call (614) 469-0939.

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any good collective, 3 Like each of the three legendary-

chestra begins at the Ohio Theatre Friday and Saturday, Jan. 2122, with the second in the CSO’s winter Russian Masterworks programs. Associate conductor Peter Stafford Wilson takes the podium for the concerts, which include Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. (Does it get any bigger?) Guest cellist Julian Schwartz joins in, as well. Tickets are $20.50-$66.50. The orchestra celebrates its 60th anniversary with a gala performance featuring guest pianist Lang Lang Thursday, Jan. 27. (More on Lang in the BeatBlog.) Newly appointed maestro JeanMarie Zeitouni conducts the pro-

in-their-own-right members of The Flatlanders has a role to play. Joe Ely is the performer — dude makes records and plays out. Jimmie Dale Gilmore is the mystic — he even looks the part, with his flowing gray mane and weatheredand-wise countenance. Butch Hancock is the poet — a songwriter’s songwriter through and through. The trio played here on its “reunion tour” but will appear this time without band in tow — just Ely, Gilmore and Hancock in a stripped-down, acoustic master show. The Flatlanders will play the Columbus Maennerchor Sunday, Jan. 23. Tickets are $30. Call (614) 462-2636.

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gram, which includes Mussorgsky/Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition and features Lang on pieces by Liszt and Chopin. Tickets are $97.50-$37.50. Call (614) 228-8600.

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chamber shredders. friends/colleagues who’d played off-the-wall rock n’ roll tunes. 4 Rootsy That’s what we’ve decid- in various combinations over the Touring in support of their ed is an ideal way to describe Punch Brothers, the quintet fronted by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, formerly of Nickel Creek. Grown organically out of

5 Anberlin guitarist Christian McAl-

haney offered that one of the best things about their current co-headlining tour with Circa Survive is keeping the sets to a controlled length in order to save the singers’ voices. When it’s suggested he would need no such favor, he deadpanned, “Right. My fingers never get tired.” A good thing, given the amount of time the modern rock quintet spends on the road. McAlhaney said the band won’t rehearse together for this upcoming tour because of the length of the previous one and the shortness of the break between. “We just played these songs a bajillion times in a row, so we’ll likely just have an e-mail exchange about a set list and that’s it,” he said. McAlhaney said he’ll fly in to Richmond (Virginia, the next tour stop) and meet the rest of the band a day before the show.

Anberlin, with co-headliner Circa Survive and opener Foxy Shazam, will play the Newport Music Hall Saturday, Jan. 22. Tickets are $18.50/$21. Call 1800-745-3000.

The heavy touring schedule is dictated in part because the band has a new record out — Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place hit late in 2010 and debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 Albums.

“The last record (New Surrender), we felt like it was rushed,” McAlhaney explained. “We signed with Universal Republic just after Cities came out, and they wanted new material. We were tour-

years, Punch Brothers combines traditional acoustic instruments (mandolin, guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass), players with mad skills and repertoire from extended, composed pieces to covers of

ing and writing — it ended up being OK. “But we decided for Dark to really take our time,” he said. “It was very planned-out. We had a clear idea of what we were trying to get at.” Which was a record more moody and challenging while retaining the band’s anthemic approach. Another way Dark finds the band stretching itself is in arrangements. McAlhaney said one of his favorite songs on the record is Pray Tell, which is very percussion-heavy. “At one point in the recording process, there were seven people playing drums in the studio,” he said. “It was very cool mixing all that percussion.” The title of the album is taken from a Dylan Thomas poem, and McAlhaney said he was sold right away. “We are just poachers (of the line), but to me, it’s a dark but hopeful phrase,” he explained. “This record has more of

2010 release, Antifogmatic, Punch Brothers return to the Lincoln Theatre stage Monday, Jan. 24. Tickets are $26. Call (614) 469-0939.

a darker feel, but no matter how tough life is, there’s a light at the end.” McAlhaney said signing with a major label wasn’t necessarily planned, but it fit with the group’s goals. “There’s a saying that if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans,” McAlhaney said. “But obviously, in everything you do, you have goals and a plan to achieve them. We have a group agreement on what we’ll do and what we won’t do. As long as there’s growth and momentum — we just don’t want to spin our wheels. “The bigger the band gets, the better,” McAlhaney said with a laugh. “I love the idea of art for art’s sake, but art doesn’t pay the rent.” For more from The Beat’s interview with Anberlin guitarist Christian McAlhaney, read the BeatBlog at www.ThisWeekNews.com.

Cumin Indian Restaurant a fine replacement for Bayleaf When I heard Bayleaf was going out of business, I grimaced. The Polaris-area restaurant was one of my favorite places for Indian food. But when I heard the Cuisine of India people were taking over, I cheered up. You see, like Bayleaf, Cuisine of India is modern and authentic, serving both beloved classics and lots of contemporary-style dishes popular in cosmopolitan Indian cities. So when I waltzed into Cumin Indian Restaurant my expectations were pretty high. After a few visits, I realized this newbie was destined to shoot to the top of my Indian food list. Other than closing off the formerly open kitchen, Cumin’s owners haven’t performed any drastic cosmetic makeovers. It’s still a big, modern, open and airy room with few, if pleasant, decorations (chiefly multi-hued, saucer-shaped chandeliers) to distract visitors from

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by G.A. Benton the task at hand — masticating on fabulously flavored chow. While buffets aren’t usually my thing, Cumin’s is, especially on weekends. That’s when the chaat station gets cranking, and I’m an inveterate fan of chaat. If you’ve never had them, chaats are Indian street-sold snacks that are meat-free riots of bold condiments, wild flavors and manifold textures. Fortunately, this generalization held true on a recent — and blissfully lengthy — lunchtime stopover at Cumin’s great buffet. In front of a longish line and manning a mammoth round pan, the buffet’s chaat guy began with a crispy puck of a potato pancake. To that he added a scoop of soupy,

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The Mixed Kabob Platter at Cumin: lamb, mixed grill and chicken.

highly seasoned chickpeas. Then came the garnishing : tart yogurt; chutneys of coriander (spicy) and tamarind (sweet); diced raw onion, tomato and cilantro; plus a finishing dusting of exotic, eggy-tasting chaat masala. It’s a crazy mess to eat, but I find its push-me/pullme flavors and textures to be an incomparable delight.

Post-chaat, there’s a dizzying array of buffet choices — the thing goes on forever. I counted six meat entrees (two in kabob form); five veggie entrees; two soups; two rice dishes; a large salad/condiment bar and four desserts. I liked everything I tried, but was especially fond of the Baigan Bharta (wonderful eggplant stew),

Aloo Cabbage (addictive mixed vegetable curry), and spicy, sweet and sour chicken dumplings. As for non-buffet appetizers, the huge, dense and firm chilimarinated homemade cheese kabobs (Paneer Shaslik, $9) had a great grilled flavor but their accompanying veggies (onion, garlic, peppers) were disarmingly uncooked. For an explosive curry, go for the Cumin Melthi Harydi ($12). Featuring a complex, aromatic, rich, carrot-colored gravy with a sneaky heat, the head-spinning dish was cleverly equipped with refreshing, mouth-cleansing sticks of ginger. Awesome. On the tamer side, but still terrific, was Cumin’s sizzling grill

($15, easily feeds two). Like a giant platter of mixed Indian fajitas, it’s a great way to sample several items on Cumin’s large menu. The “grill” was a round-up of about five kinds of smokily seared, delicious kabobs, my favorites of which were Haryali Tikka (juicy, boneless chicken chunks in a zesty pesto) and Lajwab Seek kabob (huge logs of ground lamb with minced green pepper, onion and cilantro). The mammoth dinner came with fluffy basmati rice and excellent dal. While none of Cumin’s desserts disappointed, the Gajar Halwa ($4 — milky, cardamomy, nutty and fruity shredded carrots) — was especially fun to munch. To read G.A. Benton’s blog, visit ColumbusDiningGuide.com

Greek diner near UA takes simple approach to food, ambience Yiagos and Stratis Kostoglou had simplicity in mind when opening Greek to Me. The menu, for the time being, is a small and manageable collection of breakfast and lunch fare served in a humble dining room with blue and white gingham tablecloths and some Greek accents. “We want to make sure we serve good Greek food. We don’t want to make things complicated,” said Stratis, who opened the store with his father at 4697 Reed Road in Northwest Columbus. The breakfast items consist of the familiar – omelets, pancakes, French toast and typical sides, such as bacon, links and home fries. The lunch menu offers similarly approachable dishes, such as gyros,

subs, moussaka, pastitsio and souvlaki. They wanted prices to be inviting, too, as most entrees run between $6 and $8. It is the first restaurant for the pair. Yiagos worked as a steward on Greek cargo ships, helping coordinate three meals a day, not to mention private functions, for 30 hungry sailors. He eventually opened A Matter of Steak in Westland Mall, which he later sold. Meanwhile, his son was an assistant kitchen manager at Texas Roadhouse. Greek to Me takes over 1,300 square feet of space that was most recently occupied by Pizzano’s. It seats 50.

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Yiagos Kostoglou shaves gyro meat in his new restaurant, Greek to Me, at 4697 Reed Road in Northwest Columbus on Jan. 13.

The Kastaglous have loftier ambitions for their bill of fare. They want to slowly introduce daily specials and hope to have a beer-and-wine license in place by this spring. They also plan to have dinner services available by summer. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch daily. For more information, call 614-725-4323.

restaurant business kept tugging at his apron strings. Lashish offers a variety of Middle Eastern sides, including falafel, babagannoush and hummus, plus soups, salads, kebabs and fish dishes. It also serves up several Greek classics, such as pastitsio and moussaka, and an array of desserts. He stresses freshness in his products. For example, he is grinding the meat in-house for his kebabs Lashish, the Greek, offering a large and rea- and burgers. Most items are $6 to $10. Large ensonably priced Mediterranean menu, has opened in trees are in $12 range. There is no alcohol. Northwest Columbus. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner hours The restaurant, owned by Mohammad Ballouz, daily. For more information, call 614-457-5800. has taken over 1,200 square feet of space at 788 Bethel Road, ramping up the international flair of the Olentangy Square shopping center, which includes Banana Leaf (vegetarian Indian), Min-Ga (Korean) and Bamboo Café (Vietnamese, Thai). ■ Even wine connoisseurs The cornerfind refreshment elsewhere. stone of the menu Wine Wisdom columnist Chris is genuine Dillman recommends Jolly shawarma: skewFor a video of this restau- ered sheets of Pumpkin Brewery’s Oro de Calrant, visit www.thisweek- lamb and beef, abaza online at www.thisweeknews.com/foodandwine. marinated for 48 news.com/foodandwine. Chris Dillman hours, cooked on a vertical rotisserie. The juices of tomatoes and Recipe of the week lemon, placed at the top of the assemblage, gloss the meat and add flavor. “You’ve got to go to New York to get this,” Ballouz said. With the pita option, he brushes the bread with hummus and adds Bermuda onion, mint and tart sumac. He finishes it off on a Panini grill to crisp the bread. A shawarma platter is an alternative. Ballouz is a familiar face on the central Ohio restaurant scene, having worked for a number of years for Niki Chalkias, the proprietor of FisherRaspberry brie chicken, courtesy of John man’s Wharf restaurants. “Guido” Magnacca of Cimi’s Bistro. Ballouz left the restaurant business and was a cultural adviser for the defense industry. But the


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Continued from page A4 with a group of absentee landlords? Absolutely. If what we are dealing with is a group of people willing to maintain their properties and invest in our community, great. But it does take that willingness to keep the properties looking and being their best versions of themselves. What I’ve learned through Kevin is how one minor lapse in maintenance can lead to an avalanche of other work. What seemed like a great maintenance idea 10 or 20 years ago doesn’t quite cut it by today’s standards and Kevin is learning of these little “band-aids” as he works. But he knows that past owners, since they weren’t perfect, were simply doing the best they could at the time. And he is now able to put his oh-so-perfect mark on the property and truly make it his — which is what being a “caretaker of a legacy” is all about. The bottom line is that maintenance counts, especially when it comes to rental properties. Kevin has a lot of projects on his hands, but they are of his own doing. Past owners, while not perfect, left him good bones to work with and a charming cottage that continues to be a focal point of Third Street and German Village. Those bones make German Village what it is and caretakers like Kevin keep our mission moving forward for future preservationists. So, to all of you out there, thanks, and keep up the good work. Jody Graichen is director of Historic Preservation Programs for the German Village Society.

month at the MVA Information Center, 1330 S. Fourth St. Southside United Neighbors/Southern Orchards Civic Association, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Parsons Avenue Library, 845 Parsons Ave. Call 2524580. Schumacher Place Civic Association, 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Check www.schumacherplace.org under the community link for meeting location. Inventors Network meets to discuss the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road. The meeting fee is $5 or $36 per year for members. Call 470-0144 or visit www.inventorscolumbus.com. New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month and get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit www.newneighborscolumbus.com for meeting times and locations. Power Lunch Columbus, a weekly workplace lunch-hour ministry, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ohio Theatre, 55 E. State St. Free. For more infor-

mation, call Kimberly Montgomery at (614) any time. Call Mount Carmel St. Ann’s at (614) 546-4180. 206-7962. Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at UMC for All People, 946 Parsons Ave. Support groups For more information, call David at 895German Village Al-Anon, 5:30 p.m. 1002. Sundays at Livingston Avenue Methodist Cocaine Anonymous, 10 a.m. Saturdays Church, 200 E. Livingston Ave. Hope and at UMC for All People, 946 Parsons Ave. help for friends and families of alcoholics. For more information, call David at 895Free parking. 1002. Cliffside 12 & 12, an Alcoholics AnonyColumbus Chapter of the National Stutmous group, 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at tering Project (NSP), 7 p.m. the second Glen Echo Presbyterian Church, 220 Cliff- Wednesday of each month at the J. Leonard side Drive. Open meeting; anyone may at- Camera Rehabilitation Center, 2050 Kenny tend. Call (614) 253-8501. Road. Meetings are free. Call 447-8568. Weight Control Support Group, 6 p.m. CORDS (Cancer Overcomers ReceivMondays at Parsons Baptist Church, 3930 ing Deliverance Support) meets 7 to 8:30 Parsons Ave. Call 491-1185 after 6 p.m. p.m. the second Tuesday and fourth ThursAlzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, day of each month at Grove City Church of 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Columbus the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road. Call Linda Alzheimer’s Care Center, 700 Jasonway Purcell at 875-2551, ext. 264. Couples pursuing adoption meet the Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer’s second and fourth Mondays of each month. disease. Call 459-7050. Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays For location and time, call Dee at 236-2678. at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, Sponsored by RESOLVE of Ohio. Emotions Anonymous, noon Saturdays 7 W. Henderson Road. Call 895-1002. Breast Cancer Support Group, led by at UMC for All People, 946 Parsons Ave. a psychologist, social workers and regis- For more information, call David at 895tered nurses. The groups are ongoing; join 1002.

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