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G-J hoping third time is charm for levy 5.2 mills to appear on May ballot; resident says board hasn’t been fiscally responsible By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Gahanna-Jefferson school district plans to take a third stab at an operating levy May 3. This time voters will be asked to approve a three-year, 5.2-mill levy that would generate about $10-million annually, Superintendent Mark White said. If approved, it would cost an additional $159

annually per $100,000 of assessed property valuation. The board Jan. 13 voted to set the millage amount, and a special board meeting will be held Jan. 28 to place the levy on the ballot. The district’s proposed 6.8-mill levy came up short by 96 votes in November, and a 9-mill levy request in May was defeated by about 500 votes. Prior to announcing the district’s in-

tent, White noted the narrow defeat in November and said the district “respects” those who voted “with us” and those who didn’t. Resident Joe Schneider said he isn’t against the quality education Gahanna provides, but he said the school board hasn’t been fiscally responsible. He also said the Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that the state’s way of funding schools is unconstitutional.

“I suggest we — the school board, administration and voters — hold their feet to the fire and do something,” Schneider said. “Get something done so we don’t have to continue voting down tax levies. I don’t care if it’s zero to 1 mill, it’s unconstitutional.” White said the district is seeking a lower millage amount based on $7-million in reductions that’s currently being planned for 2011-12. An outline will be released

next month to detail budget items and program changes and goals, he said. White said non-personnel cuts of about $1.5-million would include supplies, technology, professional development, field trips and other areas within central-office budgets. He said he would recommend personnel cuts that would amount to about $5.5-million. See LEVY, page A2

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Gahanna set to begin design work for expansion By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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Sure, temperatures this week might hover above 32 degrees, but last week’s chills and snowfall prompted Joe Baileys of Blacklick to take his daughters, Claire Baileys (center), 6, and Maria Baileys (right), 4, and their friend, Sofia Cook, 5, to the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course to do some sledding Jan. 15. Gahanna parks superintendent Mike Musser said he refers families to the golf course, 220 Olde Ridenour Road, for sledding.

Gahanna plans to expand its fiber-optic network into the office, commerce and technology (OCT) district as a way to retain and expand businesses. City council was scheduled to vote Jan 18 on a $35,000 contract with Columbus Fiber Net to perform design work for the first three segments of a four-phase expansion. Development director Sadicka White told council the need is “urgent” because expiring tax abatements in the OCT district require immediate business retention. “We can also advance our competitiveness regionally and nationally to attract new businesses,” she said. The source for funding the expansion, White said, would come from the industrial zone that has a current balance of $887,946. The installation of 4.25 miles of fiber optics would be in the air and below-ground conduit lines, she said. “Businesses have said they would move out if See FIBER OPTICS, page A2

Council members debate whether to seek trail grant By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

It could be the end of the road for a path along the Big Walnut Creek if council refuses to support legislation to apply for grant funding through the Clean Ohio Trail Fund (COTF). City parks and recreation director Tony Collins on Jan. 10 asked council to support an ordi-

I urge council to consider this. We may not have a grant like this in the future.

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nance to apply for a grant that would provide funding to complete about 3,000 feet for section 3 of the Big Walnut Trail. There’s no cost to apply for the grant, he said. Section 3 would connect the existing trail near the bridge, between Woodside Green and Academy

Park, and proceed south, making a connection to Nob Hill Drive. The cost is estimated at $343,000. The city is proposing a 75-percent grant. If approved, Collins said, the city’s obligation would be $82,000 to 86,000, with completion expected in 2012. Council president David Samuel questioned the need for Gahanna to spend $86,000, considering the poor economy. “I’m aware of the financial situation,” Collins said. “We felt it’s important to still bring this forward. … The city’s investment for such a great return has been minimal compared to the overall benefit of the community.” Collins said the city has gone through the same grant application process for the past two years, and Gahanna received an 80-20 matching grant during the last round. In September, Gahanna accepted a $366,021 check from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources through the COTF grant to construct sections 1 and 2 of the Big Walnut Trail, totaling 6,316 feet, an outlook point, drainage, See TRAIL GRANT, page A2

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Members of Peligro are (from left) Tyler Viers, bass; Jon Suh, guitar; Dominic Frissora, vocals; Chandler Eggleston, guitar; and Luke Hatfield, drums.

Peligro goes to SchoolJam, wins it all By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Gahanna teen band Peligro will be featured at the SchoolJam Germany contest in the spring, having won the title of “Best Teen Band in the USA” on Jan. 15 in Anaheim, Calif. Peligro was one of 10 high school band finalists that competed in the second annual SchoolJam USA competition. The band includes senior Chandler Eggleston, rhythm guitar; freshman Dominic Frissora, vocals; sophomore Luke Hatfield, drums; sophomore Jon Suh, lead guitar; and sophomore

Tyler Viers, bass. Peligro was judged on musicianship and stage presence when the band played three original songs called “Hollywood Red,” ”My Satisfaction” and “Lay it Down.” “It was unreal,” said Suh, who also received an individual award for best guitarist from among 20 others in the competition. “When they said our names as winners, we couldn’t believe it. I still can’t believe it. It’s like a dream. I just never thought in a million it would happen.” Frissora said Peligro performed second in the lineup of 10 bands. “After we went on, we felt like we nailed

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it,” he said. “There was tons of great talent there.” Viers said the band began celebrating after hearing their name as the winners. “When it happened, I can’t even describe it,” Viers said. “I felt great after we played. It was the biggest stage we every played. … The rest of that night I thought I was dreaming. The next day I was talking to someone about it, and I knew we really did it.” As a result of winning the contest, the band won a private music-video recording session on the John Lennon Educational Bus See PELIGRO, page A2

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LEVY Continued from page A1 Fifty-five employees could receive reduction-in-force notices in March, pending the number of retirements and the amount of state budget cuts. To maintain an equal cut in services, White said, the personnel reductions would be spread across administrators, teachers and support staff in proportion to the amount of the budget spent in those areas. White said he also would recommend that all salary step increases be frozen for the next school year for all administrators and support staff. “The board cannot freeze teacher step increases or step increases for bus drivers because Ohio state law requires that the steps be given to the unions; however, those unions have the right to voluntarily not take the step increases,” he said. Board member Jill Schuler said she struggles with placing the tax request on the ballot unless all employees make a commitment. She cited no flexibility with personnel costs that make up 80 percent of the district’s budget. “The sacrifices some are making need to be made by the whole,” Schuler said. White said the district has not heard from the teachers union on its plans regarding any concessions; however, the association leadership and many teachers have said they are open to finding creative solutions to help with the funding crisis. Thus far, he said, more than 95 percent of administrators have agreed to take two furlough days next year to reduce their salary, thus saving the district more than $20,000. A freeze in salaries of support staff would save more than $90,000, he said. White said busing options also are being studied to determine appropriate cuts to save money and that a recommendation would be made in February. He also will make a recommendation next month for pay-to-participate fees for extracurricular activities, he said.

PELIGRO Continued from page A1 on Jan. 16. “It was pretty cool with all the gear on there,” Viers said. “They blacked out the bus and had LED lights shining on us.” Recording on the John Lennon bus was “amazing,” Frissora said. “The guys on the bus were great, and it was very professional,” he said. “We got our first track on, and we shot (video) for each instrument.” Frissora said he’s “psyched up” for the trip to Germany in April. Peligro advanced to the finals held in downtown Disney after the public cast a total of 112,000 votes online for their favorite teen band from among 47 competitors nationwide. Peligro also won $1,000 toward the purchase of new music gear, as well as $5,000 for Gahanna Lincoln High School’s music program. Suh also won a pedal-board prototype that hasn’t yet been released publicly, as well as strings and other items donated by competition sponsors. SchoolJam USA is an established music initiative, originally developed by MM MusikMedia Germany to promote popular and rock music in schools throughout Germany.

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fencing, signs, site furnishings and site preparation. Collins said Gahanna residents have noted trail connectivity as a top priority on surveys. “We don’t know what the status of grants will be in the following year,” he said. Samuel asked Collins if he thinks walking trails are still a high priority in these tough times. “I think so,” Collins said. Councilman John McAlister said the city doesn’t have $80,000plus for bike trails. “I’m not in favor of the application,” he said. “I’ll vote no anyway.” Council committee chairman Brian Larick said the money isn’t available in the 2011 appropriations. “That means we have to dip into something else,” he said. “That’s my concern.” Samuel said he wants to make sure parks come first and then trails. He asked if the city would be charged any fees other than the $80,000-plus. Finance director Angel Mumma said the money might not come from the general fund, when it comes to a local match. “I don’t want it to be a foregone

If we don’t help bankrupt the state of Ohio, someone else will.

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conclusion it will,” she said. Mumma said $30,000 to $50,000 could be offset through other park accounts. Mayor Becky Stinchcomb said another city would get the grant money if Gahanna doesn’t apply or if its request is denied. mkuhlman@thisweeknews.com “I urge council to consider this,” www.ThisWeekNEWS.com she said. “We may not have a grant like this in the future. We may not have another opportunity. Once we build it, we’ll be done.” McAlister said he understands Stinchcomb’s reasoning but said, “If we don’t help bankrupt the state of Ohio, someone else will.” Collins said one section of the Big Walnut Trail is finished, and the second section is under construction. “This would be another section,” he said. “There’s a fourth section that goes under (Interstate) 270.” Collins said there’s a total of

$800,000. Councilman John McAlister said the city is banking on recouping the cost through income taxes. “Is there any estimate how long to recoup?” he asked. Mayor Becky Stinchcomb said the bigger question is how many businesses would the city lose if it doesn’t proceed with the fiber infrastructure. Gahanna information-technology director Tom Kneeland said the city would build a utility it owns. “We’ll grant (companies) the ability to use it,” he said. “Carriers aren’t going to come in until there are businesses already there.” White said to look at the fiber expansion as a fourth utility for the city. “We do have some properties that can immediately take advantage of it,” she said. “Eventually, it will pay (for itself). We’re looking for long-term return on investment. We’ll use the money that was generated there to reinvest in that area. It’s an appropriate use.” Council member Nancy McGregor asked how businesses currently get their Internet services. “Some are getting it through cable,” White said. “This goes beyond Internet access,” Kneeland said. “We’re only limited by physics. There’s no finite limit yet. We’re well positioned. We’ve gone from 100 megabytes a second to gigabytes and still expanding.” Council member Beryl Anderson asked if the expansion of fiber optics would be obsolete in 10 years. Kneeland said it wouldn’t. “Is this the norm around America?” McAlister asked. “Are cities expected to do this, like the 1930s pipeline?” Stinchcomb said yes, fiber is the fourth utility. Emery said other cities like Dublin, New Albany and Westerville are offering fiber as business incentives. “We’re on the forefront,” he said. “We’ve been working hard on potential users,” Stinchcomb said. “This is critical. We could lose business if we don’t move. It’s of a critical nature we put this infrastructure in.”

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they can’t have the reliability of broadband,” White said. “We’re talking about this as retention strategy as well as about growth.” She said Lucent Alcatel is going to Dublin because the city offered cash, two fiber-optic lines and an income-tax rebate. “That’s what we have to compete with,” White said. “We need to use fiber as a new incentive.” The first phase of the expansion would take seven to eight weeks at a cost of $233,532. The expansion would affect 38 commercial properties along Science Boulevard, Claycraft Road, Gahanna Parkway, Taylor Station Road and Taylor. White said the seven-week second phase, costing $226,354, would run along Taylor Station, Taylor and Cross Pointe and affect 29 properties. The third phase of the fiber expansion, affecting 26 properties, would take nine weeks and cost about $365,000. It would include Claycraft, Morrison Road, Tech Center Drive and Taylor Station. The cost and time frame of the fourth phase are yet to be determined, according to White. “We’re still working on it, but it would involve another 30 commercial properties at the eastern boundary,” she said. This expansion plan builds upon the city’s previous investment in fiber-optic infrastructure over the past 10 years, White said. The current fiber-optic network has 144 strands of fiber extending over 13 miles throughout the city, touching more than 670 individual property owners. The purpose of the expansion plan is to use industrial-zone funds to make this public infrastructure investment designed to increase the accessibility of broadband services for Gahanna businesses. City service director Terry Emery said the money is in the budget for the contract with Columbus Fiber Net, which already has done all of the city’s existing fiber restoration and maintenance. “They are excellent to work with,” he said. “Once the design is completed, we’ll come back to ask to bid for phase 1.” Potentially, Emery said, Columbus Fiber Net could be one of the bidders for the entire proj- mkuhlman@thisweeknews.com ect that would cost about www.ThisWeekNEWS.com

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Remaining Clark Hall space filled big packages on the space to be occupied by Eastland-Fairfield and Columbus State and authorized soliciting bids, as well as amendments to professional agreements with the architect, construction manager and commissioning consultant for Columbus State. Board member Windy McKenna said it’s “great” to have Columbus State be a part of Clark Hall. “I think it will be a wonderful addition to the building there,” she said. “It’s a great fit. Eastland-Fairfield is looking forward to sharing the facility with them and us with them.” Superintendent Mark White said Clark Hall should be a moneymaking venture and create a revenue stream for the district. Valladares said construction manager The Quandel Group Inc. has been very frugal. “We’re pleased with them, and the architect team has worked well together,” he said. Prior to the board’s regular meeting Jan. 13, an organizational meeting was held and Charley Wise was elected president with a 3-2 vote. Board member Scott Mounts nominated Wise for president and voted for him, as did

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Occupancy for Gahanna-Jefferson schools’ Clark Hall is full, with Columbus State Community College leasing the last available space on the first floor of the building. The school board approved lease and buildout agreements with Columbus State during its Jan. 13 meeting. Gahanna-Jefferson treasurer Julio Valladares said Columbus State would rent space from G-J over the next three years, with an option to renew. The rent amount to G-J is $162,397 for the first year, $166,780 for the second year and $171,711 for the third year. In addition to Columbus State, the EastlandFairfield Career & Technology Schools will occupy the first floor of the three-story, 50,000square-foot facility. Gahanna-Jefferson will offer classes on the second and third floors of the approximately $13-million building that’s being constructed to relieve the overcrowded Gahanna Lincoln High School. The board also approved the design and

Jill Schuler. Wise also voted for himself. Claire Yoder had nominated herself for president, and McKenna seconded the nomination. Wise, a 1997 G-J graduate, is in the fourth year of his first term on the board. If colleagues want him in a leadership position, Wise said, he’s willing to take on that role. “I want to serve, and I’m willing,” he said. Yoder was elected to the board in 2001, and her current term expires Dec. 31 2013. Mounts was nominated to be vice president by Schuler, and he was elected unanimously to that position. The appointment of board members to various committees is expected to occur later this month. The board set 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month as the regular meeting date in the Gahanna Council Chambers, 200 S. Hamilton Road. An additional meeting will be held at 4 p.m. June 29 for the end of fiscal year 2011 financials.

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Finding ways to make life better for Gahanna businesses and the community will be a theme this year for the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce. During the chamber’s Jan. 13 annual meeting and installation luncheon, chairman Ron Wolfinger said, “Proven ways to grow your business” will be the 2011 theme. “We’ll strive hard to work together,” he said. “We want to continue that theme.” Like budget woes with Gahanna’s city and schools, the chamber’s financials showed it spending more revenue than it generated in 2010. The Gahanna chamber brought in $152,504 and spent $156,851 for a loss of $4,347. Nonetheless, the chamber’s end of year balance showed $9,877 along with a CD valued at $34,108. “We’re still in good shape and moving forward,” Wolfinger said. The 2010 Taste of Gahanna, the chamber’s signature event, showed an increase in attendance from 632 in 2009 to 682 in 2010. Taste of Gahanna allows local

businesses to showcase their food and services, with proceeds earmarked to provide educational programming for chamber members. The 14th annual Taste of Gahanna will be on Oct. 13, while the 22nd annual chamber golf outing is set for June 27 at the Jefferson Country Club. Wolfinger reported chamber membership dipped slightly from 437 in 2009 to 432 in 2010. He said one chamber goal this year is to increase member enrollment by 5-percent. Other 2011 goals include providing more tangible benefits to members and implementing an online dues payment option. Wolfinger said the chamber is also “retooling” its website to enhance communication through advertising exposure. Other goals include more involvement at chamber events, promotion of member-to-member support and continued relationships with community leaders. During the annual meeting, the board of directors was installed by Gahanna council president David Samuel. The 2011 directors include Rick Conover,

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Gahanna’s leaders should live within our means To the editor: The Gahanna city administration and a study group selected by the administration have concluded that our city income tax should rise from 1.5-percent to 2.5-percent of residents’and employees’annual income. They state that Gahanna’s income tax rate has not changed for 33 years. The group argues that the tax increase will bring in, annually, $10-million new and needed tax dollars. Presently, the income tax brings in about $15-million annually. The group feels that an additional $10-million will allow residents to see vibrant and ubiquitous city services. They reason that additional tax dollars will prevent cutbacks and reductions in services. They raise a good concern. We all love this community and we want the best for our neighbors, our children and our children’s children. From my perspective, as Gahanna mayor from 1983 to 2001, these arguments, though well intentioned, are wrong on all counts. Although the Gahanna income tax has been the same 1.5-percent for the last 33 years, city income has not been static. Each time, every time, a resident or employee in Gahanna receives a raise, the city of Gahanna receives a percentage of that raise. Gahanna city government income has increased every year throughout those three decades, until the recent recession. An income increase for the city through the additional tax is premised upon the idea that employers, employees and residents are captive and cannot escape the new tax. Certainly, if the tax is

imposed, city income tax will increase in the short run. But the good and creative employers of the Business Park are mobile. Many, if not most, lease their facilities. They can easily relocate to other locations that have lower property tax and lower income tax rates. One of the reasons that the central Ohio suburbs have attracted commercial growth is because the cost of doing business in the suburbs has been less than the same activity in Columbus. Over the past year we have read about large corporations headquartered in Columbus seeking new suburban homes as a result of the income tax increase. Many industries have moved to America’s south or overseas for the same reason. Detroit is probably the best example of a city that thought it could impose any tax it wanted. Detroit is at 2.5-percent and has experienced an outmigration that has left the city desolate. Citizens of Gahanna are also potentially mobile. Central Ohio has seen an exodus of residents to Delaware, Licking, Fairfield and Union Counties. Many middle-income residents have left Franklin County and moved to areas that have lower taxes. The proposed tax increase will, over time, result in a loss of income to the city, not an increase. If I am reading auditor Mingo’s website correctly, Gahanna brings in about $67.47 per $1,000 of property valuation (mil). Dublin brings in about $72.71/mil and Whitehall about $22.20/mil for comparison. For many decades, Gahanna City Councils have worked to produce a strong Busi-

ness Park and a thriving commercial base. The goal has been to design a Gahanna that offers affordable amenities to its residents, a healthy school system and a great place to build a business. We have so many young residents struggling to make mortgage payments and who are welcoming new babies to their households. Other citizens are trying their best to pay back student loans. Families are sacrificing to help their children with tuition. Retired residents are adjusting to living on reduced incomes. City income is down because our residents’ income is down. Our business owners have seen sales slump and many employees are seeing reduced hours and lost commissions. As evidenced by the last election, the voters are asking for greater fiscal responsibility and accountability during these tough economic times. The city government is presently living above its income. A financial imbalance has become the norm for our administration and a majority of council. Gahanna can have a great government that lives within its income; a government that lives well on 1.5-percent of its resident and employee income. Gahanna is a green, healthy community where neighbors help each other. It is an affordable and thereby diverse community. The city of Gahanna has an adequate income tax. We should not raise the tax; instead we should expect our public leaders to live within our means. Jim McGregor Gahanna

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Columbus 1861: growing, — with the pains to prove it Columbus in the early days of Ohio cities, 1861 was a town with a very good but it soon feeling about itself. Over the past would be. few decades, Ohio’s capital city B u t had grown from an almost invisColumbus in ible village of fewer than 2,000 1861 was inhabitants into a thriving city of doing quite more than 18,000 people. well and Other cities in Ohio were doing ED showed every considerably better, to be sure. LENTZ sign of even Cincinnati was the largest city in greater the state and indeed in the region. progress in the next few years to It was “the Queen City of the come. West.” And Cleveland to the north It was not hard to see why. was growing rapidly as well. It In the early 1830s, Columbus was not as large as most other was a village of fewer than 3,000

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Continued from page A4 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. 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,

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This is a view of Third and Broad streets, looking south across the fence at the eastern yard of the Statehouse. The churches in the distance are along South Third Street. This is one of the earliest views of Statehouse Square and shows the yard where the crowd gathered to hear President Abraham Lincoln speak.

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 19th-century 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. 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. Ed Lentz writes a history column for ThisWeek.

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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 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. 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

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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 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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Mifflin Township trustees meet the day of the month at the Gahanna Call Alan Meisterman at 475-2898. third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Branch Library, 310 Granville St. Call Gahanna Rotary Club, noon at the township meeting hall, 155 Olde Heather at 414-0555 or Barbara at Wednesdays at the Jefferson Country Ridenour Road. 269-7181. Jefferson Township trustees meet Club, Blacklick. Call Brad Schneider at Community Bible Study, for women 471-8444. at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth and children through sixth grade, 9:30Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord, 7 Tuesdays of the month at the township 11 a.m. Thursdays at Peace Lutheran p.m. the third Thursday of the month hall, 6545 Havens Road. Gahanna, 455 Clark State Road. Visit at New Albany Village Hall, 99 W. Main Gahanna Civil Service Commission columbusnortheastcbs.org or call (614) St. meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tues855-9832. Gahanna Black Parents Associa- day of the month at Gahanna City Hall, Sunrise Masonic Lodge 783 meets tion, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the 200 S. Hamilton Road. at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays month at GLHS, room A160, 140 S. Gahanna Parks and Recreation of the month at 211 W. Johnstown Hamilton Road. Board meets at 7 p.m. the first WednesRoad, Gahanna. Friends of Big Walnut Creek and day of the month at Gahanna City Hall, Soroptimist International of North- Tributaries, 7:30 p.m. the third Tues- 200 S. Hamilton Road. east Suburban Franklin County, an or- day of each month, 4991 Johnstown Gahanna Planning Commission ganization for professional women, Road. Contact R.C. Bostard at (614) meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of the 470-9699. Wednesdays of the month at Gahanmonth at the Mifflin Township Administrative Building, 155 Olde Ridenour Road. Celebrate Recovery, a Bible-based recovery program for adults, 6 p.m. Fridays at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Road. Dinner and childcare to age 11. Call 866-5864, ext. 115. Kiwanis Club of Eastern Columbus, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, at the VFW, 4100 E. Main St. Visit the Web site at www.kiwanis.org. Olde Gahanna Community Partnership, 8:15 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Olde Gahanna Sanctuary, 82 N. High St. The group represents business and residents in the Olde Gahanna area. For more information, visit www.oldegahanna.com. Book Club, 7 p.m. the first WednesLION DANCE PERFORMANCES day of the month at the Gahanna FRIDAY, JAN. 28TH & Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. Call Ann at SAT., JAN. 29TH AT 6:30PM 478-2928 for more information. 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Gahanna trying to find answers in post By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers The Gahanna Lincoln High School girls basketball team hasn’t had many post players find the eventual success that 2010 graduate Haley Schmitt did a year ago. On the way to making the ThisWeek Super 12 last season, the now-Cleveland State University freshman averaged 14.2 points and eight rebounds. She finished her prep career with 961 points.

Trying to fill the role Schmitt played has required a group effort this season. The improved offense of senior guard Tiyona Marshall has helped the Lions compensate by becoming a more perimeter-based team. She was averaging 14 points and had made a teambest 15 3-pointers through 11 games. Taking on Schmitt’s job as rebounder and defender inside the paint have been senior Tiana Thompson and sophomore Zenobia Bess. It’s not been an easy task for either

player. “It’s a little difficult because Haley finished on a lot of her plays,” Bess said. “It’s been hard, but (we’re) adjusting to it. We don’t have very many players actually in the post this year.” The 6-foot Bess has shown flashes of growth on the offensive end. She had 13 points in a 56-40 victory over Westerville South on Nov. 26 and was averaging 7.3 points through 11 games, making her as the team’s third-leading scorer behind Marshall and sophomore guard Chrishna Butler (10.7).

Thompson is 6-1 but had seen little varsity time before this season. She had four points in a 51-43 loss to Reynoldsburg on Jan. 7. Junior Mi’Eshia Parker, who missed the Reynoldsburg game with an injury, is another player who has seen action inside. She scored six points in a 66-46 victory over Grove City on Jan. 3. Gahanna’s only losses through 11 games were to Pickerington North (56-24 on Dec. 21) and the Raiders. Marshall was held to three points by

North but scored 21 against Reynoldsburg on 9-for-15 shooting. According to coach Rick Hauser, Bess needs to be more physical to have increased success on both offense and defense. “Tiyona Marshall has played extremely well for us,” Hauser said. “We’re a lot better when (Marshall) is on the floor. I think the thing with (Bess) is that she’s just not aggressive enough. Our guards have been our leading scorSee GIRLS, page B2

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DiGiando to play at Colorado College By TREY SMITH ThisWeek Community Newspapers

ward, but the team’s scoring surge following an 0-6-2 start that featured only 13 goals also can be traced to the development of younger players such as junior Sean Moser and sophomore Austin Hays. The Lions scored 46 goals in their

Gahanna resident Jordan DiGiando has signed a letter of intent to play Division I hockey for Colorado College. The former U-18 Ohio AAA Blue Jackets member said former Ohio State assistant coach Jason Lammers helped persuade him to play for the private liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs. Lammers is an assist with the Tigers under coach Scott Owens. “I had a great relationship with Jason Lammers. He was an assistant coach at Ohio State, and that was my first choice at the time,” DiGiando said. “But coach Lammers then moved to coach at Colorado College, and he recruited me there. I went for a visit and fell in love with the school, the people and the area. Everything there is very top notch and done professionally.” Colorado College competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association with NCAA Frozen Four regulars such as Denver, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. DiGiando is looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities. “I’m excited to start that next chapter of my life and get the education that has been offered to me,” he said. “To play D-I college hockey is a very exciting opportunity for me and my family alike. I’ll be hard at work this summer making sure that I’m ready for the jump to college and college hockey.” Colorado College also offers a unique academic structure. The school has used the Block Plan since 1970. According to the school’s website, the plan divides the academic year into eight three-and-a-half week segments. Students take one principal course at a time, and professors teach only one. “I really liked the Block Plan when it was explained to me,” he said. “I believe it’s very good for the student-athlete. You only have to focus on one class, one test and one teacher at a time.” DiGiando left Gahanna after his junior year and has spent the last two years living in Iowa and playing in the United States Hockey League. He spent the 2009-10 season playing for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders and graduated from George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. DiGiando tallied 12 goals and nine assists in 53 games with Cedar Rapids. Before the 2010-11 season, DiGiando was selected in an expansion draft by the Dubuque Fighting Saints and has recorded six goals and seven assists in 29 games. Playing in the USHL has provided the 19-year-old forward with a valuable learning experience because of the high level

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The Lions’ Aaron Roberson drives the baseline past R.J. Raglin of Reynoldsburg on Jan. 7.

Boys Basketball

Warr provides versatility off Lions’ bench By JARROD ULREY

third in the state poll and secin the ThisWeekSPORTS.com Super 7. “Personally, I’ve never felt this good,” Warr said. “I’m used to winning, but to win this much is a good feeling.” Warr has been a significant part of that success despite coming off the bench. Though he scored just three points as Gahanna beat Reynoldsburg 7039 on Jan. 7, he was averaging 7.9 points through 10 games, making him the Lions’ thirdleading scorer. Warr has provided a spark in two particular areas: outside shooting and rebounding. After making nine 3-pointers all of last season, he made seven of his first 15 attempts this season. Through 10 games, he was

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Although many of the Gahanna Lincoln High School boys basketball team’s nine seniors played limited roles a year ago, nearly all of them got to be participants in some form in the team’s Division I state tournament run. The same can’t be said for senior Trey Warr, but that hasn’t kept him from quickly fitting in this season. After being the most consistent inside threat in his first season on varsity a year ago for Reynoldsburg, Warr transferred to Gahanna for his final prep season. The 6-foot-3 forward has contributed in various areas for the Lions, who are ranked

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Aaron Jackson of Gahanna Lincoln tries to put up a shot despite being fouled by Reynoldsburg’s Ryan Carter during the Lions’ 70-39 rout of the visiting Raiders on Jan. 7.

shooting 49 percent from the floor overall and was the team’s second-leading rebounder at 4.3 per game, including averaging 3.3 on the defensive end. “The thing we like is that he’s

so versatile,” coach Tony Staib just gives us a boost, and he said. “He can finish above the seems very happy coming off rim, he can drive it and he can the bench.” rebound. Every night he can Warr scored a team-best 14 have stats in every category. See BOYS, page B2 He’s not one-dimensional. He

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Improving Lions looking to alter standings By KURTIS ADAMS

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The Gahanna Lincoln High School hockey team has played its way back to an even record in the Capital Hockey Conference. The Lions are 4-4 with eight points in league play with three games this weekend, including a matchup with firstplace Cincinnati Moeller on Saturday at Cincinnati Gardens. The Crusaders and Dublin Jerome are tied for first in the 14-team league at 8-1 (16 points). Olentangy Liberty is third at 7-0 (14 points) and is the only team without a league loss. The seventh-place Lions, who participated in the Walter F. Ehrnfelt Tournament last weekend in Strongsville, resume their CHC schedule against St. Charles on Friday at the Dispatch Ice Haus. They also play fourth-place Olentangy Orange (4-3-1, 9 points) on Sunday at Chiller Easton. “We’re looking a lot better than we were early in the season,” senior forward Quentin Holmes said. “I see us playing pretty well in the second half. It just comes down to finishing at the net and piling up the wins.” The Lions put together a season-best three-game winning streak before falling 5-0 to Upper Arlington in their most re-

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Gahanna’s Andy Yates battles for the puck with Denis McPhillips of Watterson during a game earlier this season. The Lions are 6-12-3 overall and 4-4 in the Capital Hockey Conference.

cent league game on Jan. 8. They defeated Dublin Scioto 10-0 on Dec. 31, Worthington Kilbourne 5-2 on Jan. 1 and DeSales 3-2 on Jan. 7. “We’ve got a lot of upside going into the second half,” coach Dante Scuderi

said. “We’re still a young team playing so many sophomores, but we’re gaining experience and confidence. As the season has gone along, we’ve shown we can be competitive every night.” Holmes is the most experienced for-

Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the Gahanna Lincoln hockey team: *Dec. 17 — Lost to Olentangy 6-4 Dec. 19 — Defeated Cincinnati Sycamore 6-1 Dec. 21 — Lost to Troy 6-4 *Dec. 31 — Def. Dublin Scioto 10-0 *Jan. 1 — Def. Worthington Kilbourne 5-2. Quentin Holmes and Sean Moser scored two goals apiece. *Jan. 7 — Def. DeSales 3-2. Austin Hays scored two goals and Nick Kasubinski made 28 saves. *Jan. 8 — Lost to Upper Arlington 5-0 Last Friday-last Monday — Played in Walter F. Ehrnfelt Tournament in Strongsville. The Lions tied Maumee at 0, lost to Kalamazoo (Mich.) 7-2, lost to Sycamore 6-5 and def. DeSales 3-0. *Friday — St. Charles at Dispatch Ice Haus Saturday — Cincinnati Moeller at Cincinnati Gardens. The Crusaders and Dublin Jerome lead the CHC at 8-1 each with 16 points. Sunday — Olentangy Orange at Chiller Easton Of note: The Lions are 6-12-3 overall and 4-4 in the CHC. *Capital Hockey Conference game


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Several of district’s top teams to be on display By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Three central Ohio high school boys basketball teams ranked in the top 10 in the Division I state poll, as well as several other expected area powers, will be in action this weekend at a pair of college venues. The ninth annual Ohio Play-By-Play Classic, which in past years has been held at Ohio State, features four games Saturday at Capital University and three Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. An event Saturday at Ohio State forced organizers to find an alternative location for games that day. “We haven’t played at Capital before, but it’s a really nice facility,” said Dublin Coffman coach Jamey Collins, whose team opens the event at 2 p.m. Saturday against Walnut Ridge. “They had a little jam up because the Schottenstein Center wasn’t available on Saturday, but the organizers were up front about it. It’ll be good for the kids to be in that environment.” Below is a breakdown of the matchups at the Play-By-Play Classic: •Dublin Coffman vs. Walnut Ridge — After winning a Division I district championship and going 20-4 a year ago, Coffman was fourth in the ThisWeekSPORTS.com Super 7 for Jan. 10-16 despite having several new players in key roles. Senior guard Christian Heine is a four-year varsity play-

er and key member of the team’s backcourt and senior guard Zack Riddle is averaging 17 points in his first season with the Shamrocks after transferring from Watterson. Walnut Ridge was first in the City League-South Division entering play last Tuesday and features one of the area’s biggest frontcourts. Senior Austin Traylor, a 6-foot-4 forward who has verbally committed to play football for Wisconsin, is averaging 19 points. Senior Dwayne Bazemore is a 6-10 post player. “They’re just loaded with talent,” Collins said. “They’re the type of team we’ll have to play in the tournament, so it will be a good test for us.” •Gahanna vs. Chillicothe — The only matchup that features two stateranked teams will pit Gahanna, the No. 4 team in Division I last week, against Chillicothe, the No. 2 team in Division II a week ago. The Lions are led by senior Stevie Taylor, an Ohio University signee who is averaging 16 points, three assists and 2.7 steals. Jamel Morris, Brandon Smith and Trey Warr are other key players among a nine-member senior class that has Gahanna ranked second in the ThisWeek Super 7 poll. Chillicothe sports a frontcourt that features 6-9 junior Malik London and 6-7 senior Jalen Ragland but also has a pair of talented players in the backcourt in sophomore point guard Zach

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Below is a list of the games in the ninth annual Ohio Play-By-Play Classic: SATURDAY (games at Capital University) 2 p.m.: Dublin Coffman vs. Walnut Ridge; 3:45 p.m.: Gahanna vs. Chillicothe; 5:30 p.m.: Westerville South vs. Burlington (N.J.) Life Center Academy; 7:15 p.m.: Northland vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary SUNDAY (games at Ohio State) 12:15 p.m.: Canal Winchester vs. Hartley; 2 p.m.: Teays Valley vs. St. Bernard Roger Bacon; 3:45 p.m.: Fairfield vs. Peebles

Johnson and senior Tyler Manion. “I love Capital’s gym,” Lions coach Tony Staib said. “It’ll be a good environment.” •Westerville South vs. Burlington (N.J.) Life Center Academy — South, which was ranked sixth in the state poll last week and third in the Super 7, has a Division I recruit in Wisconsin-signee Traevon Jackson. The 6-2 guard averages 17 points and more than four assists for the Wildcats, who have a trio of other ball-handlers with significant experience in seniors Ben Jones and Damarkeo Lyshe and junior Isaiah Rogers. Life Center won nine of its first 12 games and features 6-8 senior forward Laquinton Ross (21.5 ppg, 10.9 rebounds), senior guard John Johnson (18.5 ppg, 3.6 assists) and junior guard Andre Horne Jr. (13.5 ppg, 7.2 rebounds). Ross signed with Ohio State

At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the Gahanna Lincoln boys basketball team:

Continued from page B1 points in a 65-33 win over Columbus East on Dec. 18 and led with 14 during a 78-56 win over Grove City on Jan. 3. He also has contributed defensively as Gahanna held five of its first 10 opponents to under 40 points. “I was really pleased with the way we defended against Reynoldsburg,” Staib said. “Any time you can hold an OCC team to 39 points, I think that defensively we really set the tone of the game. Trey is a very respectable kid who’s fit in well with the chemistry of our team.” “It was a big thing for me when I decided to move,” Warr said. “A lot of people heard about it. My mom and I got an apartment down the street from (Gahanna Lincoln) and I’m really enjoying it so far. Coach Staib is open to talking about

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*Last Friday — Defeated Groveport 57-33. Jamel Morris scored 13 points, including two 3-pointers, and Stevie Taylor scored 12 as the Lions led 47-19 after three quarters. Last Saturday — Def. Delaware 5445. Morris and Trey Warr scored 12 points apiece and Jordan Martin scored 11. Gahanna led 37-25 at

anything if you need to talk to him. I played with Jamel (Morris) and Brandon (Smith) in AAU, and other than that I’m getting to know the guys.” •OF NOTE — Gahanna’s final non-league game of the regular season will take place at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Capital University when it faces Chillicothe in the Ohio PlayBy-Play Classic. It will mark the only contest of the seven-game, two-day event to feature two state-ranked teams, as Chillicothe was second in the Division II state poll last week.

halftime. *Friday — At Newark. Gahanna beat the Wildcats 62-38 on Dec. 7. Saturday — Play-By-Play Classic at Capital University (3:45 p.m.) vs. Chillicothe *Tuesday — Home vs. Lancaster. The Lions beat the Gales 71-34 on Dec. 10. Of note: The Lions are 12-0 overall and 7-0 in the OCC-Ohio. *OCC-Ohio game

in November. •Northland vs. Akron St. VincentSt. Mary — Northland is off to another solid start despite losing 2010 Naismith Player of the Year Jared Sullinger to graduation, with senior guard Trey Burke taking on the leading role. A Michigan-signee, Burke heads a cast that also features 6-8 juniors Jalen Robinson and Devon Scott as well as junior guard Jordan Potts. The Vikings were fifth in the state poll last week and first in the Super 7. St. Vincent-St. Mary split its first 10 games, as senior DeVonte Beard (14.9 ppg), senior Ricky Johnson (11.8 ppg) and 6-6 junior Lorenzo Cugini led the way offensively. •Canal Winchester vs. Hartley — Two of central Ohio’s best Division II teams this season have been the Hawks and Indians, who were first and third, respectively, in the area coaches poll last week. Hartley, which snapped DeSales’ 50game home winning streak with a 5140 victory Jan. 7, is led by 6-6 sophomore post player Jacob Matuska and senior forward Kendal Sherrod. Seniors Joe Collier (6-5 post player), Sam Jones (6-0 guard), Kyle Schriml (6-1 forward) and Michael Walker (510 guard) are among the top players for Canal Winchester. “Kids enjoy playing at the (Schottenstein Center),” said Indians coach

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Kent Riggs, whose squad last competed at the Play By Play Classic in 2008. “It’s been a good experience for us over the years. Hartley is playing really well right now, so we know we’ll have our hands full.” •Teays Valley vs. St. Bernard Roger Bacon — Teays Valley opened by winning seven of its first eight games, holding opponents to an average of 40.5 points. Senior Nate Anderson, a 6-9 post player and North Carolina-Wilmington signee, leads the Vikings. Other key players are Tyler Dresbach and Cole Bowling. Roger Bacon was 7-3 at the mid-point of its regular season, with senior guard Paul Byrd (15.6 ppg, 4.3 rebounds) and 6-6 senior Jabriel Coaston (11.9 ppg, 4.7 rebounds) leading the way. •Fairfield vs. Peebles — Fairfield won six of its first nine games, as junior guard Jeff Woods led in scoring (9.7 ppg). The Indians have been holding opponents to an average of 46 points per game. Peebles got off to a 6-1 start, with 6-2 seniors Andy Countryman and Blake Justice leading the way. Justice had 42 points in a 67-65 loss to Manchester on Dec. 28, and Countryman scored 29 in an 89-49 win over Chillicothe Southeastern on Dec. 3. julrey@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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Continued from page B1 ers, and when they’re not scoring, we’re in trouble. “With our post play, I do think that (Thompson) has been playing a lot better and she’s been earning more minutes.” •TOUGH STRETCH — Hauser was hoping that the Lions would go 3-1 during the four-game stretch that began Jan. 7 against Reynoldsburg. They lost that game and had their game against Watterson on Jan. 11 postponed because of bad weather. Gahanna rescheduled the game with Watterson for last Tuesday and plays host to

The Cavaliers, who won six of their first seven games, are led by post players Malik London (6-9) and Jalen Ragland (67) and guards Zach Johnson and Tyler Manion. “We played Chillicothe (last) summer at Ohio State, and they’re a very talented team,” Staib said. “Malik London is a big post player and they have guards that can light it up. We go at Newark (Friday) and then come back and play the next afternoon.” Continued from page B1

Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the Gahanna Lincoln girls basketball team: *Last Friday — Defeated Groveport 67-61. Tiyona Marshall scored 21 points, including three 3-pointers, and Quiera Lampkins scored 15 to lead Gahanna, which outscored the Cruisers 41-26 over the final two quarters. Last Sunday — Def. Solon 54-28 in Fairfield Federal All-Ohio Prep Shootout at Pickerington Central. Marshall

Newark on Friday before traveling to Lancaster on Tuesday. The Lions were seventh in the ThisWeekSPORTS.com Super 7 for Jan. 10-16 and Watterson was fourth. In the first matchup against Newark, Gahanna led 24-22 at halftime before outscoring the

scored 18 points to lead Gahanna, which led 25-12 at halftime and outscored Solon 23-11 during the third period. Last Tuesday — Played Watterson *Friday — Home vs. Newark. Gahanna beat the Wildcats 50-42 on Dec. 7. *Tuesday — At Lancaster. The Lions beat the Gales 64-49 on Dec. 10. Of note: The Lions were 11-2 overall before last Tuesday and are 6-2 in the OCC-Ohio. *OCC-Ohio game

Wildcats 15-9 during the third quarter en route to a 50-42 win on Dec. 7. Marshall led the Lions with 17 points, with Butler scoring 14 and sophomore point guard Quiera Lampkins scoring 10. julrey@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio (GCSTO) is looking for new athletes. GCSTO was ranked by USA Swimming as one of the top 100 teams in America in 2009 according to the national governing body USA Swimming. The team will practice at Columbus Academy, the Concourse Hotel Fitness Club, St. Charles Preparatory School and the Columbus School for Girls. New swimmers are allowed two weeks with the team to see what it has to offer. For more information, contact GCSTO coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or stevenye@sbc-

Lessons available in shot put, discus Former U.S. Olympic coach Criss Somerlot will provide shot put and discus lessons at a “throws center” at 189F W. Olentangy St. in Powell. The lessons are for athletes in high school and junior high. Somerlot, who lives in Powell, was a U.S. Olympic coach in 2004 and 2008. He also was a coach and teacher at Centerville High School near Dayton. For more information, contact Somerlot at (614) 560-1251 or csomerlot@aol.com.

Chiller Easton, but after this weekend that’s the only game remaining against an opponent currently above them in the standings. “We’ve got Moeller, Orange and Jerome back to back to back,” Scuderi said. “That’s a tough stretch for anyone. “We’d like to win them all, of course, but picking off even one or two of them would really give us a boost.”

next nine games and went 5-4. “Not any one guy really stands out,” Scuderi said. “Quentin Holmes is putting the puck in the net, but we’re showing good variety in our offense. Austin Hays is scoring, too, and Sean Moser is setting the pace. He’s getting a lot of time on special teams. He’s a real physical player.” Still, the Lions could use a signature CHC victory before playing in the Blue Jackets Cup, which kadams@thisweeknews.com begins Feb. 11. They face Jerome on Jan. 29 at www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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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.

busy week for the 1 A Columbus Symphony Or-

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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LEGAL NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Education of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District until 4 pm, local time, on February 8, 2011, at the Treasurer’s Office, 160 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230, and opened and read immediately thereafter in the High School Cafeteria Annex, 140 S. Hamilton Rd., for all labor, material, and services necessary for the Eastland-Fairfield Career Center at Clark Hall Tenant Improvement, located at the northwest corner of Hamilton Road and Granville Rd., Gahanna, OH, (estimated construction cost = $659,219.21) as described in the Contract Documents prepared by Bird Houk. Direct all questions to David Gregg, The Quandel Group (phone: 614-570-1775 or email: dgregg@quandel-ohio.com). Bids received after this time will not be accepted. A copy of this legal notice is posted on the District’s web page, www.gahannaschools.org, under District News; click on “Seeking Bids for Eastland-Fairfield Career Center at Clark Hall", describing this next phase of the project. Contract Documents may be examined without charge during business hours at: Dodge and Builder’s Exchange Plan Rooms, 1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus; Quandel Group’s office, 8181 Worthington Rd., Worthington, OH; and the Central Ohio Minority Business Administration, 1000 E. Main St., Columbus; and may be purchased from Key Blueprints Inc., 195 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43215, Phone 614-228-3285 for a refundable deposit of $50.00/set payable to GahannaJefferson Schools. Shipping charges are separate. Partial sets will not be issued.

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We have been here from the beginning. We know New Albany Best!

January 20, 2011

NEW ALBANY REALTY, LTD. 220 market Street Suite D • New Albany, Ohio 43054 Phone 614.939.8900 • Fax 614.939.8925 www.newalbanyrealty.com

PLANTER’S GROVE

ACKERLY PARK

STONEGATE ESTATES

RESERVE AT CLARK STATE

Subtantially remodeled, power planters grove location across from park! 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA. Refinished hardwood floors, updated kitchen & BA’s. Beautiful fenced yard, 3-car garage, fireplaces in great room and den, all new paint, fixtures and appliances! Amazing all season sunroom.

Gorgeous Georgian Dutch colonial exterior, fresh, clean & classic, coastal themed interior. 2010 Parade entry by New England homes/Garth auctions, 2009 BIA people’s choice award winner! Great value, lots of bonus features & upgrades inc largest master closet you’ve ever seen! Well below price to construct!

2009 BIA Development of the Year! Five beautiful home sites remaining! Private cul-de-sac neighborhood in Gahanna secluded yet close to all amenities. Enjoy views of ponds, woods and wildlife. Amazing prices!

Great Blacklick location within minutes to Easton, Airport, Downtown and more! Wooded home sites in great cul-de-sac neighborhood. Connectivity to walking trail to Jefferson Community Park! Choose your own builder! Lot prices starting at $60,000!

Offered at $535,000 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

Offered at $899,000 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

Offered at $79,000 - $179,000 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

Offered starting at $60,000 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

NEW ALBANY FARMS

TIVERTON

NORTH OF WOODS

NORTH POINTE

Unique opportunity on 8 acres is a Kevin Knight custom built home with 8 bedrooms, 9 baths, a pool & car barn w/office, kitchen, & BA located in gated community, The Farms. Country setting, but close to everything!

LOOK AGAIN! Extensive work just completed Jan 2011. Quality Guzzo custom build beautifully fnshed w/awesome views of NACC golf course, lg crnr lot, rare 3rd flr w/full bath, granite/stainless kitchen w/Viking appl’s inc. prof. range, wrmng drwr, wine refrig, fnshed LL w/home theatre. Motivated Seller-Bring Offer!

Great Bob Webb custom-built home on large corner lot! Features include hardwood flrs thru-out 1st flr, study w/french drs, white kitchen open to sunny casual DR & GR w/FP, beautiful formal DR & LR, large brick paver patio and private backyard! 2-car side loading garage & finished LL. Walk or bike to Market Sq & NACC!

Immaculately maintained, neutrally decorated 1st flr MBR on lg cornr lot! Features inc. hrdwd flrs, 2-story GR w/FP & tons of nat. light, white kitchen w/sunny casual & formal DRs, & loft perfect for 2nd lvl den, playroom or home office. Huge backyard! New carpet, faucets, HVAC, back steps, new roof & 2005 hot water tank.

Offered at $4,750,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $1,199,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $435,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $209,900 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

TIVERTON

HAMPSTED VILLAGE

BRANDON

UPPER ALBANY

Welcome hm to this pristine Jeff Block custom built hm in beautiful Tiverton featuring granite S/S Chef’s kit, lg casual DR, GR w/built-in entrtnmnt cntr, huge owners retreat w/oversized shower, prof fin LL w/media area, rec rms, bathrm & lots of storage! Large lot w/brick paver patio. Steps from NACC golf course & leisure trl!

This exquisite Trumbull pln w/lg frnt porch features 1st flr MBR, open flr pln & fabulous outdoor living complete w/private patio & hot tub! New carpet thru-out, new bamboo HDWD flr in study, new roof, whole house water softener & purifier, central vac. Finished LL w/BA. Sports court & 2.5-car garage!

Unique custom home w/fine details & finshs inc. HDWD flrs, granite in kitchen, laundry & all baths, priv carrg ste w/sprate LR & BR, finishd LL, lrg raised brick patio, huge fencd bckyrd, 3-car gar. Mostly brick w/Hardie-Plank, 3-zone HVAC, tankless hot water htr, & drct vent FP. Close 2 walking trails & greenspaces!

Spectacular curb appeal-wide front porch overlooks the park! Fabulous “Langford” model, similar to Chiswell plan. 2-story foyer, spacious kitchen w/stainless appliances, jetted tub in MBR, beautiful décor, open great room!

Offered at $720,000 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

Offered at $429,900 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

Offered at $669,900 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

Offered at $179,900 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

CLIVDON

PICKETT PLACE

PICKETT PLACE

HAMPSTED VILLAGE

Stately home with private backyard and golf course views. 1st flr master with sitting area and fireplace, dual WIC’s and large master bath, french doors leading to private back yard and patio. Dual staircase entering large kitchen with center island, SS appl. Family room with fireplace. Wood paneled den, finished LL.

Truly one of the best lots in Pickett Place! Comfortable int & ext. living spaces, ample bedrms each w/full bath, great flow throughout, HW flooring, granite & stainless kitchen, 2nd story laundry, 9' ceilings on 1st flr & 2nd floors, speaker system, slate patio, screened porch, & irrigation sysm. Fabulous!

Wow an Entertainer’s Delight! This home boasts of comfortable living spaces both inside and out! Resort Style back yard with multiple living spaces including Screened Porch, Raised Deck, and Paver Patio. Upgrades throughout includes Glass-Paned French & Pocket Doors, 9' Ceilings, Surround Sound, Backup Generator & more.

Must come take a look! Total renovation with all new stainless appliances, granite surfaces, travertine in master bath, new hardwood flooring, 5 BR, bonus room included with full bath & closet! New carpet, fixtures, hardware, finished lower level with half bath! Great lot!!

Offered at $999,000 Jean Lesnick @ 537-5376

Offered at $499,900 Jean Lesnick @ 537-5376

Offered at: $649,000 Jean Lesnick @ 537-5376

Offered at $445,050 Jean Lesnick @ 537-5376

NEW ALBANY FARMS

NEW ALBANY FARMS

THE CRESCENT

THE CRESCENT

Authentic Barn home on 2.2 ac w/vaulted open post & beam architecture. Slate & wood flooring, custom kitchen w/oversized copper island. 1st floor guest suite w/deluxe bath could be 2nd Owners Suite. Large guest bedrooms w/private baths, Owners BR w/Spa-like shower, custom cabinetry & bedroom sized closet.

Reduced $250,000! New Albany Farms, custom barn home on 1.5 ac lot w/stunning features that include vaulted owners suite w/sitting rm, gourmet kitchen w/cherry cabinetry w/Viking & Thermadore appliances, vaulted family rm w/wall of windows, Finished LL w/home theatre, carriage suite over 3-car garage.

Classic Georgian-Palladian Home steps from the Golf Course, NACC & Market Street shopping. 6,333 SF finished in this 6 BR, 6.1 BA home. 4-car garage. 3 FP. Marble & Brazilian Cherry floors. Lg kitchen w/new appliances. Finished lower level. Wine locker w/150+ bottle wine storage. Seller will lease for $5,000/mo.

WOW! This parade home has been completely remodeled with new kitchen & new master bath. Kitchen open to family room & morning room & overlooks english gardens & brick terraces. 1st floor owners suite w/large sitting room. Oversized guest bedrooms w/generous closets. Slate roof, new wood floors, new carpet, lighting & more.

Offered at $1,225,800 Alan Hinson @ 348-8000

Offered at $998,800 Alan Hinson @ 348-8000

Offered at $899,800 Alan Hinson @ 348-8000

Offered at $898,800 Alan Hinson @ 348-8000

Alan Hinson

Laura Kohler

614-348-8000

614-425-0183

Jane Kessler Lennox Jean Lesnick 614-939-8938

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LauraK@newalbanyrealty.com

JaneL@newalbanyrealty.com

614-537-5376

Janice Moorehead

Mark Neff

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M. Kate & Tony Thomas

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