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Council sees tax hike as inevitable By JEFF DONAHUE ThisWeek Community Newspapers It isn’t a matter of if or when Bexley voters will see a tax increase on the ballot, but how much. Facing the potential loss of estate tax and local government fund revenues on top of an anticipated $1.2-million budget deficit, Bexley City Council members agree that they have no choice but to seek a tax increase in November. The only issue remaining to be resolved is how much additional funding they will ask voters to approve. Finance and judiciary committee chairman Ben Kessler told city council Feb. 8 that the pending state budget crisis will likely take its toll on municipalities across

A closer look Over the past 10 years, estate tax revenues have accounted for approximately 17 percent of Bexley’s annual operating revenues. That number has varied from a high of $4.3-million (33.6 percent of operating revenues) in 2009 to a low of $482,046 (5.4 percent) in 2007.

Ohio. With Gov. John Kasich’s biennial budget yet to be released, widespread cuts are anticipated in an effort to deal with a projected $8-billion budget deficit. Assistant House majority whip Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and state Rep.

Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) jointly introduced legislation Jan. 12 to eliminate the Ohio estate tax, also known as the “death tax.” House Bill 3 would allow small business owners, farmers and homeowners to pass on their assets to their heirs without being taxed twice on their life’s savings. Ohio currently has the lowest estate tax exemption in the U.S. Just $338,333 of a taxable estate is exempt from the estate tax, compared to an average exemption amount of approximately $1.7million for other states with an estate tax. Over the past 10 years, estate tax revenues have accounted for approximately 17 percent of Bexley’s annual operating revenues. That number has varied

from a high of $4.3-million (33.6 percent of operating revenues) in 2009 to a low of $482,046 (5.4 percent) in 2007. According to statistics provided by finance director Beecher Hale, local government funds from the state have accounted for an average of nearly $1-million per year (or 9 percent of operating revenues) over the past 10 years. “This is a particularly challenging time,” Kessler told his fellow council members. “The hope is that, at the very least, we know where we stand by July 1. We’re going to continue to advocate in the financial interest of the city but we’re not going to have any pat answers in the next couple of months. We’re not going to know where any of this really lies until July 1.”

Tim Madison announces run for Bexley City Council By JEFF DONAHUE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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After being crowned Winter Homecoming King, Bexley High School senior Spencer Stanley gets a hug from senior Kendra Wilson after she crowned him during halftime of the girls basketball game against Columbus Academy at Bexley High School on Feb. 11. Wilson is captain of the girls soccer team and it is tradition for the girls soccer team captain to crown the Winter Homecoming King.

Education Foundation’s Bravo! event set for Feb. 27 gan for the whole entire Bexley Education Foundation,” said event chairwoman Lynnette Evans. “We wanted The Bexley Education Foundation’s to promote that this year.” Bravo! fundraiser will feature a silent One of the highlights of this year’s auction and food from event is the silent 20 area restaurants. auction, Evans said. Proceeds from the The auction incommunity party supcludes trips to North port efforts of the eduCarolina, Ohio cation foundation. The State University annual fundraising event football game tickwill be held Feb. 27 ets, Disney parkfrom 7 to 11 p.m. at the hopper passes and DSW home office, 810 a Gatlinburg, Tenn., DSW Drive. travel package with The theme for this tickets to Dollyyear’s event is “What’s wood. Possible.” “We had a lot of moms go into busi“’What’s Possible’ is their new slo- ness making purses, jewelry, hats,”

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Kessler said regardless of how the state budget crisis is resolved, the city has issues of its own that must be addressed. “Even before House Bill 3 hit, in context of our 2011 budget discussion, we were all sitting here looking at trending and looking at forecasts and saying something has to give here,” he said. “We’re going to have to make some substantial cuts or we are going to have to look at some new revenue options.” Kessler said his original plan was to spend the first quarter to six months of 2011 reviewing the city’s options. “That was back when we had a somewhat more static image of what our budg-

A familiar name in Bexley political circles is back in the news. The name is Madison, and no, it isn’t longtime Bexley Mayor David Madison. Timothy G. Madison, a 46-year-old attorney and son of the former Bexley mayor, has announced he will seek a seat on Bexley City Council in November. Four of the seven seats on Bexley City Council are up for election in November. Incumbents Ben Kessler, Mark Masser, Jeff McClelland and Jed Morison are yet to announce if they intend to seek re-election. “My desire to run for Bexley City Council is born from my passion for the city,” Madison told ThisWeek Bexley. “Bexley is my home. I believe in the city of Bexley. I have deep roots here, was raised here, and my wife and I are raising our five kids here.” Madison describes himself as an independent and said he has spent 34 years of his life in the Bexley community. He and his wife of 17 years, Jenny, a nurse at Mt. Carmel Hospital, have five children, Jonah (11), Grace (9), Canaan (9), Natalie (9), and Tess (6). All are students at Cassingham El-

ementary School. “Bexley is facing some extremely difficult financial challenges and I am committed to researching and exploring all options in order to reach a balanced budget and serve in the best interest of all Bexley citizens,” Madison said. “My recent involvement with the 4th of July event and the Bike Helmet Law has only strengthened my belief in Bexley and has convinced me to further my involvement in public service. It would be an honor to represent the caring and involved citizens of our community who make our city thrive in order to create an equally thriving future.” Madison has practiced as a real estate/business attorney since 1994. He is a founding partner of Madison & Rosan, LLP, a real estate, business, and commercial litigation law firm. After graduating from Bexley High School in 1982, Madison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1987. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Capital University Law School in 1994. Madison said he doesn’t think an income tax increase is the answer to the city’s fiSee MADISON, page A2

Evans said. “A lot of those local people are supporting (Bravo!) this year by getting items on the floor.” The silent auction also features student-created artwork from all three elementary schools, Bexley Middle School and Bexley High School. This year’s vendors include The Top, Cherbourg Bakery, Raising Cane’s and The Old 40 Tavern. “We try to stick with Bexley restaurants … ones that people go to or have Bexley business people involved with them,” Evans said. “We do have Katzinger’s Deli and Raising Cane’s. We really do try to support the community.” Proceeds from the event are used to See BRAVO!, page A2

Diane Peterson resigns from Bexley school board By JEFF DONAHUE ThisWeek Community Newspapers Diane Peterson, a member of the Bexley City Schools Board of Education since 2002, is resigning, effective Feb. 28. School board president Joan Fishel announced Peterson’s resignation for “personal reasons” during the board’s Feb. 14 meeting.

A Bexley High School graduate who returned in 1998 to live in the community, Peterson was first elected to the board in 2001. Her tenure began as current Superintendent Mike Johnson started his job in Bexley. She was instrumental in fosterDiane Peterson ing initiatives such as the im-

plementation of educational best practices. Peterson served as board president from 2007-08 and was elected to a third term in 2009. According to state law, the board must appoint a replacement for Peterson within 30 days of the effective date of her resignation. State law also dictates that, because more than half of Peterson’s term remains, the person appointed by the board can only serve through De-

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Continued from page A1 nancial woes. “The most obvious pressing issue is the 2010 and 2011 deficit budgets coupled with the possible loss of income from both the local government fund and the estate tax,” he said. “These are not easy challenges to overcome. However, I will do all I can to balance the budget without the need to secure additional funds from taxpayers. I am fundamentally against an increase in income tax and will work diligently to avoid an increase. I am discussing this issue with many informed people in the community right now and hope to have some concrete plans in the coming months.” Madison said he has five primary goals for the city. They include: 1. Making Bexley government more transparent, visible, and accessible to the citizens 2. Making Bexley City Council more fiscally responsible 3. Improving relationships with the Bexley Schools and Capital University 4. Maintaining and improving the Bexley Police and Recreation Departments 5. Bringing more jobs into Bexley. Madison said he has a vision for Bexley City Council. “My vision is for council to be more than a body that simply votes on issues put before it,” he said. “I want council to lead the city by having a vision and plan for the future of Bexley. When I am on council, we will commence long-term strategic planning to ensure the successful future of our city. Council must be comprised of

proactive and dynamic leaders, working together with the citizens to initiate new and forward-thinking concepts.” Madison said he thinks he possesses the skills to strengthen city council. “My 16 years as a practicing real estate/business attorney and business owner is a skill that will be invaluable as a member of city council,” he said. “I have worked with real estate developers, business owners, and lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate development, including financing, zoning/land use, and construction. I have learned to compromise, something that I think all elected officials need to understand is essential to getting things done in the best interest of the citizens. I will advocate for the citizens in all Council decisions. While not all citizens will likely agree with every one of my decisions, I guarantee they will know where I stand on each issue.” Madison said he also has a unique historic perspective on the city. “I also bring to city council an understanding of the history of Bexley. In my 34 years of living in Bexley and having our children in the school system, I have the benefit of knowing a large number of citizens and I am able to reach out to them for an understanding of what they want Bexley to be. My campaign will not be based on what I want for Bexley, but what the citizens want for Bexley.” Madison said residents can learn more about him and his campaign by visiting his website at tim@madisonforbexley.com. jdonahue@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

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Continued from page A1 “I am appreciative for the many learning experiences I have had during my tenure and for the citizens of Bexley with whom I have worked to build on the successes of the past and plan for the future,” Peterson wrote in her letter of resignation to the board. “It was truly an honor and a pleasure serving the district that served me well as a student.” Fishel praised Peterson for her service to the district. “Ms. Peterson has been a tremendous asset to the board and her input will be sorely missed,” said Ms. Fishel. “I deeply appreciate her dedication to Bexley’s children.”

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Columbus’ rivers did not provide a useful waterway With the opening of the Scioto Mile, the Scioto River will once again be an attraction that will draw people both to downtown and the city as a whole. After all, people were drawn to the forks of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers a couple of centuries ago because the water was clear and clean. And it was widely believed that a place where two rivers came together would soon be a center of profitable river trade. The water was clear and clean and had been drawing people to its banks for several thousand years. Native Americans lived here for centuries and built large Indian mounds nearby. Mound Street is named for one of them. Thousands of deer came down to the river to drink in molting season and covered the water in a blanket of shedding deer fur. With a wry directness, Native American gave the stream a new name — “Hairy River.” But the profitable river trade the pioneers expected to undertake with huge cargo laden flatboats was not to be. The river was too narrow in many places and the current too treacherous. The pioneer settlements of central Ohio were rather isolated for a number of years. Until the canal came. Canals are not a new idea. One can find them at any number of places in the ancient world where people needed an artificial waterway. But canals are expensive to build and costly to maintain. For that reason they are often built by governments. As the land across the Appalachian Mountains began to be settled after the American Revolution, men like Henry Clay began to argue that government should finance “internal improvements” like roads, canals and river work to “open the West” to com-

merce. And all of this should be financed by the federal government. Many people in the East were not ED thrilled with the idea that LENTZ their taxes should subsidize public works that would help the Ohio River valley compete with their own commerce. So canals were more a dream than a reality for a number of years. Then the extraordinary success of the Erie Canal linking the East to the Great Lakes captured the imagination of the country in the years after the War of 1812. Soon many Ohioans were talking about canals and building one in the state. But talk was really the only result. Like many other times in the state’s history, forceful leadership was needed to bring canals to Ohio. In this case, that leadership was provided by Ethan Allen Brown. As early as 1816, Brown, a Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, had written to Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York seeking information about the canal system of that state. When Brown was elected governor in 1818, he proposed building a canal and continued to press for its construction. In the end the Ohio General Assembly agreed and studies were made as to possible locations. Two major canal systems — the Miami and Erie in the west and the Ohio and Erie in the east — were built with the support and supervision of a number of people as committed to the project as Gov. Brown had been. Important among them was Alfred Kelley. Kelley had come to Columbus in 1816 to represent Cleveland in the assembly. He served for the next several decades, eventually

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representing Columbus as well. As a member of the Canal Commission he personally supervised the construction of much of the canal. When the economic depression of the 1830s threatened Ohio’s ability to pay interest due on its canal bonds, Kelley would pledge his own home as collateral to ensure payment on the bonds. Through the efforts of Kelley and many others, Columbus was linked to the main line of the Ohio and Erie Canal by a Feeder Canal that entered the city near the place where Bicentennial Park is today. The canal and the recently arrived National Road transformed Columbus. As late as 1832, Columbus was a frontier village of a few thousand people. By 1834, Columbus was a city of 5,000. The canal and its people captured the imagination of the city. Longtime resident Emily Stewart later remembered, “The first canal boats seemed like fairy palaces. They were painted white and the windows had green shutters and scarlet curtains. The inside panels of the cabins contained pictures and mirrors. The officers of the passenger boats were gentlemen. The cabin was a dining and sitting room in the daytime, but was converted into a sleeping apartment at night. There were staterooms at each end for the ladies, whose comfort was further promoted by the attentions of a polite and diligent stewardess. For years after the canal was opened, the boats always came in with a band of music playing on board. The captain of the boat usually played the clarinet for the entertainment of the passengers…” But all of this growth and success came with a price. The riverfront between the Main Street Canal Basin and the Broad Street Bridge came to be filled with docks for canal boats and canal warehouses soon lined the waterfront. The river, once clear and pristine, soon became little more than an open sewer. The golden age of the Ohio and Erie Canal lasted for less than 30 years. By 1850, the first railroad had arrived in Columbus and the canal began a long, slow decline.

When Matt Lampke returns from military deployment in the Middle East, his seat on Bexley City Council will be waiting for him. In December, council President Jeff McClelland said he was considering the possibility of naming a temporary replacement for Lampke during his deployment. On Feb. 8, McClelland announced that after investigating the issue

he had decided to leave Lampke’s city council seat open until he returns. “We have discussed in Matt executive sesLampke sion and I have also had some individual conversations with various council people about a replacement for Mr. Lampke,” McClelland said. “It is my current intention to defer, or

not to take any action to appoint a replacement for that position.” Lampke could be absent from city council meetings for as long as a year. The three-term councilman announced in November that he was being deployed to Iraq. Lampke is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He received only a seven-day notice that his unit was being deployed. At the time of Lampke’s deployment, councilman Mark Masser learned that he might have to

undergo surgery. With two members missing, council members expressed concerns about having a quorum for meetings. Masser later chose not to have the surgical procedure, so the quorum issue never materialized. This is the second time in Lampke’s career that he has had to temporarily vacate his city council seat for military duty. In 2003, he was mobilized for a 5-month period. jdonahue@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

Schools’ health, wellness summit produces short, long term goals By TARA STUBBS-FIGURSKI ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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I have just completed my first semester as assistant principal at Bexley Middle School and I feel very fortunate to work with such a talented and passionate staff. Just as I am excited about the staff I work with, I cannot say enough good things about our students. Each day, they come to school ready to learn and willing to meet the challenges set before them. Whether it is through our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) projects, community service days, fine arts or core curriculum, our students consistently amaze me with their knowledge and skills. Bexley Middle School is proud to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) school. We were the first Middle Years Program in the state of Ohio and continue to be considered a model school for others looking to add this program. IB gives our school a framework for everything that we do. From scheduling, to course offerings, to instruction time, to community service; it helps us to stay true to our mission statement: Dedicated to educating the middle level child for academic excellence, developing informed, responsible, Ed Lentz writes a history column respectful, and productive global for ThisWeek.

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citizens. We are currently in the process of preparing for a site visit from IB as part of our program evalJASON uation.The CAUDILL staff has been collaborating diligently to establish our strengths and developing proposals for improving our school. The site visit will help to validate the practices we have implemented over the past four years and provide us with an opportunity to share our growth. Moving forward as a community, we have some very real educational challenges ahead. It is more important than ever that every child leave high school with the option of pursuing whatever career they choose. The societal cost of not having a competitive work force is great and we as a community have a moral obligation to each and every

child: we must prepare our students for what lies ahead. They will not be expected to simply be vessels of knowledge, but rather they will be expected to be critical consumers who know how to find, interpret, and communicate information in a way that others can understand. We as a staff recognize that what we do during a student’s middle school career has a very real impact on the rest of their lives and we look to make the most of every opportunity. While the challenges of preparing all students for the unknown may seem daunting at times (and impossible at others) there is no place I would rather be. This community has time and again shown its support for education and I know that together we will continue to meet challenges head on and give students the education they deserve. Jason Caudill has been Bexley Middle School’s assistant principal since August 2010.

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A health-and-wellness summit held by Bexley City Schools has generated ideas to improve student health across the district. The summit, held last month, featured breakout sessions on a variety of topics, including school lunches, locally grown food and exercise. A session on school lunches featured representatives from Ohio Action for Healthy Kids, an organization whose goal is to promote healthier children, exercise and eating in schools, Bexley City Schools board member Marlee Snowdon said. “That can be a hot topic that can bring some negative responses,” Snowdon said. “It was really a very positive group. They kept coming up with ideas on how we can change things to make things healthier.” One of the group’s recommendations was having an economist take a survey to determine what kids will eat, what can be served for lunch. There is an economic reality to the school lunch program, Snowdon said. “You can’t just put Brussels sprouts out every day and think you can make any money,” she said. Pediatrician Mary Lynn Niland said the group generated some good ideas and it was good for educators, parents and the community to sit down together and discuss helping children become healthier. “I sat in the school lunch subgroup,” she said. “The first step is looking at school lunch as a business. There are economics involved.” Her group was interested in trying some small changes in the lunch menu to see if

students would embrace them. The school district has been making small changes to its menu for awhile now. “We want to continue to be able to look at introducing healthier foods into the menu on the lunch line that kids will continue to buy and eat,” Niland said. The group also came out of the breakout session wanting to offer more education for families and children. She said if you teach the parents how to make healthy choices, they teach the children how to make healthy choices. A third idea was to start doing tastings in the cafeteria once a month or every other month. School officials could put out a healthier food for students to try and students would vote on whether they would like to see it featured on the lunch menu, Niland said. She took an interest in pediatric obesity about two years ago when it started to gain a lot of media attention. Now she’s interested in what kids eat and getting children more active. “It all sort of ties together,” she said. “Our kids are not eating healthy. Everything is processed.” Michael Jones of Local Matters led a breakout session on “locally grown goodness/farming/gardening.” Bexley residents Diane Grosser and Barb Newbig who lead Bexley’s community garden also participated. “We had some elementary school teachers interested in gardening for the school,” Snowdon said. “Laura Robertson Boyd, a local chef, came up with some neat ideas for short- and long-term goals and getting kids more into the earth.” Some ideas generated by the group include

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creating gardens at each of the schools; having students make rain barrels in class; composting; and using produce grown in gardens in the cafeteria. Another group looked at classroom celebrations. Some suggestions were posting a chart of healthy drinks and snacks, an extra recess rather than food for a celebration and creating healthy celebrations by donating a book for the room. “They had all sorts of ideas for different classroom celebrations and different awards,” Snowdon said. The group looking at exercise suggested introducing a proposal to the board of education to incorporate 60 minutes of daily exercise, a running club for elementary school children at recess and family activity nights sponsored by the parent teacher organization. Another idea that came from the summit was a program called “Eat like a Caveman.” The week-long program encourages students to eat minimally processed healthy food, things that a caveman would eat, give up television for a day (a caveman wouldn’t have one) and walk to work or school (a caveman wouldn’t have a car). “It is a community program we are encouraging the schools to embrace,” Snowdon said. Health and wellness is such a large concept it is difficult to get your arms wrapped around the entire concept, Snowdon said. She said the summit was a starting point that produced action plans which will take time, energy and volunteers to implement. tstubbs@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

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‘Hairspray’ By Lorrie Cecil/ThisWeek

Lynn Hay, a Bexley resident, practices juggling with the Jest Jugglers on Jan. 27 at the Schiller Park Recreation Center in German Village. To view a video from the Jan. 27 meeting of the group, log on to www.ThisWeekNews.com.

The Bishop Hartley High School drama department will present “Hairspray” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-26 in the Dick Geyer Gymnasium at the school, 1285 Zettler Road. Pictured are cast members Aaron Wells, of Columbus; Emma Miller, of Baltimore; Mark D’Andrea, of Westerville; Brooke Nerderman, of Gahanna; Mariah Hasson, of Columbus; Evan Chandler, of New Albany; and Liz Miller, of German Village. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Jest Jugglers members say Education hobby is worth the effort BHS teacher By GARY SEMAN JR. ThisWeek Community Newspapers They stand across from each other, pitching clubs back and forth at an almost hypnotic speed. Others toss bird seed-filled balls in the air, trying to keep them suspended before gravity and fatigue take their toll. Yet another one hops on a unicycle, attempting to incorporate basketballs into his routine — without falling. This is just another day in the lives of the Jest Jugglers, a group that meets each Thursday night at the Schiller Park Recreation Center in German Village. Founded in the early 1980s, the outfit is the longest-running juggling group in central Ohio, according to Owen Smith, co-director of the organization. It accepts jugglers of all coordination levels and there is no cost to join. “We do have people from all walks of life,” said Smith, a mechanical engineer who lives in Powell. His son, Evan, an exercise enthusiast, said juggling is a good workout. “You can really work up a sweat,” he said. So what does it take to become a good juggler? “Dedication,” the elder Smith said. Not to mention a few tools of the trade, such as clubs, balls and rings. It can be a fairly inexpensive prospect for beginners, but some of the more expensive equipment, such as the bowling pinshaped clubs, can run $45 each. Most practitioners consider juggling seven ob-

jects the pinnacle of the craft. Wes Bourne, a Johnstown resident who joined Jest Jugglers five years ago, said it took him the past 18 months to work up to five. “To me, juggling is a sport,” he said. “The more balls and patterns, the better.” Some juggling routines conjure up images of impending disaster — torches, knives, bowling balls and chainsaws whirling about, just centimeters away from the body. Owen Smith said performers still use those instruments, but they’re not part of the local group’s regular meetings at the recreation center. “I haven’t done dangerous stuff in a while,” said Smith, who has spun a number of sharp objects in the air. “Actually, juggling on the unicycle wasn’t the safest thing, either.” Indeed, dangers do exist. Matt Jergens, a professional juggler, took a club to the face at the Jan. 27 gathering. “It hardly ever happens but when it happens, it happens to me,” the Westerville resident joked. Jergens began juggling as a senior in high school almost 20 years ago. Now, he makes a living doing it. “I practiced every day. It took a while,” he said, adding that he does about 300 shows a year. Lynn Hay, of Bexley, enjoys the countless challenges juggling presents but prefers to take things slow. “I’m happy where I am,” she said. “I don’t want to be a superstar.” gseman@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

wins award Colleen Ruggieri, an English teacher at Bexley High School, is the recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English Affiliate Journal Award. The award honors her work as co-editor of “The Ohio Journal of English Language Arts” (OJELA), a publication of the Ohio Council of Language Arts. Under Ruggieri’s co-editorship, OJELA was peer reviewed and selected as the best affiliate journal in the nation based on its scholarly content, quality of writing, coverage of issues, organization, layout and physical appearance.

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Ruggieri joined the BHS English department last fall. She previously served as an English teacher at Canfield High School and Boardman High School in northeastern Ohio. In 2009, Ruggieri was named the Martha Holden Jennings Master Teacher of Ohio. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Ruggieri holds a master’s degree in English education from Kent State University, and an additional master’s degree in curriculum from Ashland University. She has completed postgraduate work at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English campuses in Vermont and Alaska.

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The Beat Arts, eats and fun in central Ohio “Cradle of Filth at the Newport.” The Beat figures we wouldn’t go that far. The club’s actually kind of nice.) Tickets are $20/$22. Call 1800-745-3000.

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1 Into its 16th year, RIVERDANCE still rules. It’s been seen live by more than 22 million people in 40 countries, has played more than 10,000 performances – and been written about by tens of thousands of Joe Moriarty arts writers all looking for the next clever play on words for something to do with feet and fast and Irish. Columbus native Joe Moriarty is the current lead in the dance spectacular, which plays five shows at the Palace Theatre Feb. 18-20. Tickets are $62.50-$22.50. Call (614) 469-0939. 2 Three days after Valentine’s

Day, The Orlando Consort presents “Amoré: Love and Marriage in the Italian Renaissance” at Capital University’s Mees Hall. Timeless and universal, these themes have inspired artists throughout history. The Orlando Consort will share some from but a brief period. Featured composers are Ciconia, Busnoys, Desprez, Mouton, Arcadelt and Verdelot. Tickets are $27/$22/$12. Call (614) 469-0939.

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what Biffy Clyro was about when we got word they were planning a Friday, Feb. 18, gig at The Basement. But The Beat is an admitted sucker for cool and/or interesting band names, and this def-

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initely fits the bill. The British trio hasn’t gotten as much traction as compatriots like Coldplay or Muse, but Biffy boasts no less a flair for the dramatic. Moving Mountains opens for the Friday show. Tickets are $10/$12. Call 1-800-745-3000.

4 You’ve heard Broadway vet Liz Callaway’s voice even if you don’t know it. She’s also handled singing parts in animated features including Anastasia (performing the Academy Award-nominated Journey to the Past), Aladdin and the King of Thieves and Beauty and Liz Callaway the Beast, among a host of others. Of course, if you’ve seen the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers or The Look of Love, you’ve seen her and known it. Callaway joins the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for a pops concert celebrating the works of Stephen Sondheim (this year marks his 80th birthday) and Frank Loesser (marking the 100th an-

niversary of his birth) Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $66.50-$20.50. Call (614) 228-8600.

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raised, jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi is a leading voice in bringing modern sounds of his native land to audiences in the U.S. and around the globe. His instrumental jazz outfit, Invocation, joins Abbasid for a performance of his program “Motherland” at the Wexner Center for the Arts Saturday, Feb. 19. The program sets Pakistani qawwali music in Abbasi’s contemporary jazz world. Tickets are $17. Call (614) 2923535.

of two powerful elements of popular culture, Brooklyn rock n’roll quartet Atomic Tom is perhaps best-known, and at least was initially-known, as a result of the video posted to YouTube of the band performing its song Take Me Out on four iPhones on the New York subway. Presumably, for the band’s Tuesday, Feb. 22, show at The Basement, they’ll have more traditional instruments and amps and what-have-you. Tickets are $10. Call 1-800745-3000.

8 It’s fair to say that Amy

Grant and Michael W. Smith were among the 4-5 artists that ushered in the modern era of Christian music. Arguments can be made on every side concerning whether that was a good thing, but their relevance to popular music can’t be denied. And now they’re on tour together again for the “2 Friends” tour, which makes a stop at Grove City Church of the Nazarene Tues6 Wow. We wracked our day, Feb. 24. brains trying to think of Tickets are $75-$25. Call 1ways to enhance for your reading 800-965-9324. pleasure a reasonable description of British metal band Cradle of 9 Pop-rock singer-songwriter Filth not already summed up niceJeffrey Gaines writes tunely in the band’s moniker. ful, well-crafted songs of yearnSo anyway CoF is headlining ing, confession and insight. the “Creatures from the Black The kind of stuff that ought to Abyss” Tour, also featuring Nacht- get his music played all the time mystium, Turisas and Daniel Li- on the radio. But as we know, it oneye, which stops at the New- doesn’t always work that way. port Music Hall Tuesday, Feb. 22. Gaines will play Newark’s Mid(The best part, and we’ve told land Theatre Thursday and Friyou about this before, is getting day, Feb. 24-25. Tickets are $27.50. an e-mail with the subject line Call (740)-345 LIVE.

Tiempo Libre will play the Lincoln Theatre Friday, Feb. 18. Tickets are $30. Call (614) 469-0939. Read more from The Beat’s interview with Jorge Gomez in the BeatBlog at www.ThisWeekNews.com.

10 Jorge Gomez and his mu- traditional Cuban forms with Latin

sical compañeros were going to make timba music, despite what people told them about the challenges of finding audiences for the hybrid form among U.S. audiences. In 2000, Gomez found himself in Miami, reuniting with many friends from their days playing the clubs around Havana, Cuba. They had each had classical training alongside their cultural accumulation of Latin and Afro-Cuban musical styles like son, salsa and even santeria. And from Cuba, each had traveled with their families via a different geographical path to Miami — pianist/keyboardist Gomez first to Guatemala, others to far-flung places like Argentina, Italy and Spain. The friends were making music separately, in supporting bands for a number of top acts, but decided “we had to play this music we left behind,” Gomez told The Beat. “The first thing that came into my mind was that (timba) was the only thing we could do,” he added. “That or nothing.” Timba is a modern hybrid of

jazz, featuring instrumentation not typically found in Cuban music, resulting in something “a little deeper sounding and more energetic,” Gomez explained. The friends named their new band Tiempo Libre, or “free time,” as it started out as a side project for each. Despite what they were told about their music’s potential appeal to American audiences, Tiempo Libre didn’t stay a side project for long. “In 2004 we released our first album and got our first Grammy (Award) nomination. In 2006 we released our second album and got our second Grammy nomination,” Gomez related, with a chuckle that indicated he was being less than self-aggrandizing. Of course, those who told him it wouldn’t work had to be saying “OK, OK. We get the point.” Tiempo Libre has since earned a third Grammy nomination, and timba has taken Gomez and mates around the world. “U.S., Europe, Israel, Australia. We’re always getting a lot of support,” Gomez said. “It’s like ‘Wow, we know we’re doing the right thing.’”

Lots of vino and voluptuous food at Tucci’s in Dublin The first thing you notice when you tread into the terrific Tucci’s is a chalkboard with 16 special wines listed on it. These are all available in two-, four- and sixounce pours that will never be overoxidized because Tucci’s owns a fancy Enomatica machine. If you’ve never seen one, they’re sleek, state-of-the-art appliances that feature high-tech wine preservation systems and deliver automated pours. Given this fact — and the existence of about 150 more wines on Tucci’s menu — it’s clear vino is big here. But you could have gathered that from all the burgundyred accents in the casually elegant restaurant or from the convivial laughter bubbling up from its bustling, bottle-laden tables. Don’t think that Tucci’s is consistently busy just because of its hooch, though. No, this prettily

MENU by G.A. Benton golden-glowing eatery with both intimate and communal seating serves some of the best food around. Toss in a friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, and you have one of the top-tier restaurants in the area. Tucci’s menu is big but not overwhelming. It’s filled with influences from Italy, Asia, California and even Hawaii. Most of these influences surface in the huge Outrigger Canoe Combo appetizer ($17). That fun, fry-happy app came with a boatload of: spicy scallops (perfectly “blackened,” served with a mustardy sauce and cooling gorgonzola); calamari laced with ba-

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The Outrigger Canoe Combo and Chorizo-Crusted Grouper at Tucci’s.

nana peppers and Parmesan (matched with a sort of Italian salsa); colorful Big Island Chips (made with root veggies like taro and lotus); and a shiitake, tomato and onion filled eggroll with a cit-

rusy soy sauce. For a more modest starter, pick the Bibb Salad ($7). Like an elegant upgrade from that popular and still-resurgent iceberg wedge, its tender leaves of bibb lettuce were coated in a horseradishy gorgonzola dressing and further flattered by crispy bacon lardons and diced tomatoes. Some of the best dining deals here are Tucci’s good, handmade pizzas ($10-$12) and stylish pastas ($10-$18, available in smaller sized and priced portions). From the latter, the Spaghetti Bolognese ($10 for the “small” — it was big) was a winner. A chunky, believable and completely delicious bolognese sauce was tossed with whole wheat pasta. The sophisticated entree had a complex, parmesan-enhanced richness slightly leavened by bits of bright tomato.

Tucci’s 35 N. High St., Dublin 614-792-3466 Web: tuccisbistro.com Cuisine: Italian Price: $$$ ($20-$30 per person) Patio: Yes Hours: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday lunch, 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Tucci’s proudly serves organically raised, grass-fed beef. This makes its great 14-ounce New York Strip Steak ($35) a relatively guiltrestrained splurge. Beautifully grillseared, it was thick and lean but super juicy and had a mild but nice “chew.” Its very fine plate mates (garlicky sauteed spinach and mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and a fruity “cabernet demi”) were

cleverly designed to keep the focus on the high-grade meat. Seafood’s prevalent here, too. It comes in various varieties and styles, but even fish eschewers probably couldn’t resist the refined fish-n-chips treatment of the Chorizo-Crusted Grouper ($23). I loved its crunchy crust (with bits of spicy sausage) and goat cheese potato cake as well as its spicy “tomatoscallion emulsion.” To finish, the buttery and caramel-y Apple Tartlette ($7) — with big clusters of candied nuts plus smoky, spicy and gingery notes — was more complex than I might’ve thought. Ditto for this excellent restaurant. To read G.A. Benton’s blog visit ColumbusDiningGuide.com.

Professional kitchen hopes to attract food entrepreneurs A vacant warehouse on the city’s East Side soon will be transformed into commercial kitchen for bakers, candy-makers and mobile push-cart operators. The Economic and Development Policy Institute is developing the 8,000-square-foot space as a way to encourage job growth through entrepreneurship, said Bob Kramer, director of food services and safety for the nonprofit agency. “The basis of the community bakery and commissary area is to provide a commercial setting for those food entrepreneurs who want to start a business,” said Kramer, former food-safety supervisor for Columbus Public Health. “At the same time we can provide them a menu of services, including business training, food-safety training, marketing and also loans, if necessary.” The facility, off I-670 at 1655 Old Leonard Ave., is expected to open by June 1. The space will be split up into to two areas. The bakery will have four

separate bake stations, each equipped with a convection oven, large mixer, preparation table, reach-in cooler, sinks, stovetop range and other necessary equipment. The mobile food-cart commissary will have individual cart storage units equipped with a secure fence and locked door, and other essential kitchen amenities. In addition, the warehouse will have a walk-in cooler and freezer available for cold storage along with an area for dry storage available for all who use the facility. State law allows some home-based companies to produce food – jellies, jams, pretzels and bread, for example – for resale. The EDPI facility, meanwhile, provides those businesses with an opportunity to expand by working with commercial equipment in a larger space that’s licensed by the Ohio Depart-

This computer-generated image depicts a commercial kitchen being developed by the Economic and Community Development Institute.

ment of Agriculture and Columbus Public Health, Kramer said. Push-cart operators, which are not self-sufficient and need to work from a base of operations, also could find the new facility attractive, he said. Kramer said that although a pricing structure has

not been set, the organization is looking at hourly rentals for the bakery and longer-term leases for the mobile food-cart commissary “We’re going to be open to whatever their needs are,” Kramer said. For more information, call 614-732-0896.

■ Dietitian Jennifer Burton offers helpful tips to those are trying to lose weight and ■ Geri Ziemba has taken her passion for keep it off. comfort food to the Dublin Village Tavern. was founded, she was Several of her recipes have named general manager. elevated the place’s standing Back then it was known as Jennifer Burton in the local pub world. a bar with food, she said. Ziemba, general manager “Now we’re known as an eating establishof the 11-year-old restaurant, ment more than a drinking establishment,” created one of the hottest she said. items – the Irish egg rolls, Ziemba said she enjoys the challenge of which are basically Ruben Geri Ziemba developing recipes for the tavern. sandwiches wrapped up in won ton skins and “I kind of treat this place like my baby,” she deep-fried. said. “I’m always looking for ways to make it But that’s not all. The latest chef to con- better.” tribute recipes for Food & Wine developed Recipe of the week the recipes for meatloaf, crab cakes and other tavern favorites. As for the other pub classics, the kitchen makes the sauce for the chicken wings. Burgers are hand-patted, never frozen. In the summer, Ziemba uses real key limes for key lime pie. It all goes back to her childhood, when her parents owned a comfort-food restaurant in suburban Detroit. She held every job in the Wishing Well, from busing tables to working in the kitchen. See Geri Ziemba’s recipe for carrot cake at In 2000, when the Dublin Village Tavern www.ThisWeekNews.com/foodandwine


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Surgery an option for sinus problems Frequent sinus infections in children are a common problem, especially for children in daycare settings. The average child can have six to 10 upper respiratory tract infections a year that have symptoms including nasal discharge and blockage. Other factors that contribute to frequent sinus infections are environmental allergies, exposure to second-hand smoke, immunodeficiency, congenital craniofacial anomalies and some inherited conditions. Children with lung problems such as asthma and cystic fibrosis often have related sinus problems. Most viral infections will resolve without treatment. A small percentage will progress to bacterial sinusitis that will require antibiotics for treatment. Narrowing or blockage of the nasal passages or sinus openings may increase the chances that a cold will progress to bacterial sinusitis. Often, children may need medication to help treat sinus problems. This could include nasal steroids, nasal saline, mucousthinning medications called mu-

colytics and some allergy medications such as antihistamines. In a small percentage of children, surCHARLES gery may be ELMARAGHY necessary to relieve the blockage and open the sinuses or nasal passages. Prior to any surgery, a thorough work-up is necessary in order to determine the appropriate treatment course. Younger children do not typically need surgery on the sinuses as their sinuses are still developing. Younger children with frequent sinus infections often have their adenoid, a patch of tissue located where the nose and throat join, removed. The adenoid can be a haven for bacteria and can often block the nasal passages. Removing the adenoid is a simple and painless surgery that can be very effective. When the sinus problem is more involved than an enlarged adenoid, the sinuses need to be imaged via a special X-ray called

a CT scan. A CT scan is the best way to investigate the anatomy of the sinuses and determine if the openings of the sinuses are blocked. If sinus openings are blocked, they can be enlarged using special instruments and a small camera called an endoscope. This is called endoscopic sinus surgery. Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Rhinology Clinic is unique in that it offers allergy testing and endoscopic evaluation during the same visit. This allows both the allergist and otolaryngologist to determine an appropriate treatment plan. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider prior to starting or stopping any treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Dr. Charles Elmaraghy is a member of the Department of Otolaryngology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor of clinical otolaryngology at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Metro Park district The following is a list of Met• Annual training for new volropolitan Park District of Colum- unteers will begin in March. Apbus and Franklin County pro- plicants will be required to attend grams for this week. one session each week, on either Thursday or Saturday mornings, Battelle-Darby Creek for four consecutive weeks. Metro Park Prospective volunteers will learn 1775 Darby Creek Drive, background information about Galloway the Metro Park District and In• Preschoolers: Ssssnakes, 11 niswood, as well as the practical a.m. or 1 p.m. Friday at the Cedar knowledge needed to participate Ridge Lodge. Learn about snakes in volunteer activities. These acthrough a story, song and craft. tivities are varied, with program • Full Moon Snow, 6:30 p.m. help, greeting and garden mainFriday at the naturalist’s office. tenance among the greatest needs. Take a briskly-paced four-mile Volunteers are asked to donate at walk through woods and prairies. least 40 hours per year of their • Calling All Canines, 6 p.m. time. Class size is limited. More Saturday at the naturalist’s office. information is available by callTry to entice wild canines using ing Emily Eby, volunteer coorrecordings and calls. dinator, at (614) 895-6226. • Bison, 1 p.m. Sunday at the naturalist’s office. Take a three- Sharon Woods Metro Park mile hike and welcome the park’s 6911 Cleveland Ave., newest inhabitants, the American Westerville bison. • Adult Full Moon Hike, 6-7:15 p.m. Friday at the Apple Ridge Blendon Woods Metro Park bulletin board, for adults only. 4265 State Route 161 E., Take a fast-paced 3.5-mile hike Westerville along gravel, paved and natural• Preschoolers: Puppets at the surface trails. Bird Feeders, 1 p.m. Saturday at • Skunk Cabbage Ramble, 1 the Nature Center. Enjoy a pup- p.m. Saturday at the Spring Holpet show about animals at the low Lodge, 1069 W. Main St, birdfeeders and make a simple Westerville. Take a short off-trail birdfeeder. hike to search for this aromatic • Homeschoolers: Polluting the wildflower and then warm up with Planet, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednes- a cup of cocoa. day at the Nature Center, for ages • Owls of Ohio, 6 p.m. Sunday 6-12. Use the Enviroscape, an in- at the Spring Hollow Lodge, 1069 teractive miniature model of the W. Main St, Westerville. Visit Earth, to discover how pollution with live owls from the Ohio Naaffects the environment and all ture Education. Take an optionliving things. al short hike to search for owls in the woods. Inniswood Metro Gardens 940 Hempstead Road, Slate Run Metro Park Westerville 1375 state Route 674 N.,

Canal Winchester • Full Snow Moon Hike, 7 p.m. Friday at the Buzzard’s Roost Picnic Area. Take a one-mile hike through woods and fields. • Bird House Building, 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the maintenance shop. Make birdhouses using hammers and screwdrivers. The boxes will be installed in the park in the spring. In the fall, builders will receive a certificate to see what birds are nested in their houses. Participants are asked to bring a Phillips-head screwdriver.

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The Bexley High School boys basketball team will be cramming for its first-round test in the Division II district tournament. The 11th-seeded Lions, who were 10-8 overall before playing Licking Valley on Feb. 15, will face 12th-seeded Hilliard Bradley in the opening round at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Grove City. The winner plays Olentangy or Hamilton Township in the second round at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Grove City. “They’re a team that’s not in the MSL-Ohio (Division), so we have to do our homework,” coach Dave Gustin said of Bradley. “Generally, when we’ve faced teams the second time around in our league, we have tapes on them and we do some tweaking on what we did the first time. Since it’s a non-league (opponent), we’ve got to get as much information as we can on them.” Bradley was 8-10 before playing Dublin Scioto on Feb. 15. The Jaguars defeated Olentangy Orange 63-46 on Feb. 11, outscoring the Pioneers 38-16 in the second half. Trent Weaver scored 19 points to lead the Jaguars. Bradley has struggled in highscoring games, as it was 2-7 when allowing 50 or more points and 6-3 when allowing under 50. Before playing Licking Valley, the Lions had won back-to-back games. They avenged a 63-55 loss to Newark Catholic on Jan. 7 by defeating the Green Wave 60-51 on Feb. 8 and beat Lakewood 73-56 on Feb. 12. Five players scored in double figures in both wins. Gustin credited the Lions’ defensive play and improved guard play for the wins. “These guys want to guard people more and are really sharing the ball,” Gustin said. “Jalen (Robinette) is seeing the floor more for us and our other guards, Ethan Kinsley and Tyler Bring-

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Bexley boys basketball team: *Feb. 8 — Defeated Newark Catholic 60-51. Evan Porter had 14 points and Josh Lake and Jalen Robinette scored 11 apiece. *Feb. 12 — Def. Lakewood 73-56. Jon Primes had 22 points, Robinette had 14 and Tyler Bringman had 10. *Feb. 15 — Played Licking Valley *Feb. 18 — At Columbus Academy. The Lions defeated Academy 76-72 on Jan. 21. Feb. 22 — Hilliard Bradley in first round of Division II district tournament, 8 p.m. at Grove City. Winner plays Olentangy or Hamilton Township in second round, 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Grove City. Of note: The Lions were 10-8 overall and 6-6 in the MSL-Ohio before Feb. 15. *MSL-Ohio game

man, are gaining more experience and getting better.” •The boys and girls swimming teams will have eight individuals and four relays competing in the Division II district meet on Friday, Feb. 18, at Ohio State. Hayden Humphrey of the boys team is seeded third in the district in the 100-yard breaststroke after swimming a time of 1 minute, 4.84 seconds at the Columbus Academy sectional meet on Feb. 12. The girls team has three individuals seeded in the top 10, as Anna Bauer is seventh in the 50 freestyle (26.66), Sierra Humphrey is ninth in the 100 breast (1:16.29) and Claire Beckett is 10th in the 100 breast (1:17.45). At district, the top three finishers in each boys swimming event and top four finishers in each girls swimming event automatically qualify for the state meet Feb. 23-26 at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. In addition, 11 at-large state berths in each swimming event will be awarded based on statewide times.

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Jill Clark dribbles around Erin Simmons of Columbus Academy on Jan. 8. The seventh-seeded Lions will play eighth-seeded DeSales or See LIONS, page B3 Sparta Highland in their Division II district tournament opener at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Olentangy Liberty.

St. Charles Roundup

CSG Roundup

Wrestlers prepare for sectional

Basketball team enters tourney with momentum

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The St. Charles Preparatory School wrestling team was unable to defend its CCL title, but Chris Suozzi believes he can call upon his experience in the coming weeks. The senior 135-pounder won his second consecutive league title in the round-robin CCL meet on Feb. 12 at Watterson. “It was definitely one of my goals after winning last year (at 125 pounds),” said Suozzi, who is 22-11 overall. “It’s not easy to do, dealing with the pressure and the expectations of being a defending champion. You have to prove yourself every time you go on the mat, so it’s great to be able to do this a second time.” The Cardinals will compete in a Division I sectional on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Marysville. The top four in all weight classes advance to the district Feb. 25-26 at Hilliard Darby. “It’s a big-time confidence builder going into sectional,” Suozzi said. We’re kind of in a tough sectional and any edge we can get

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Chris Suozzi (top) of St. Charles battles Hartley’s Jacob Croswell during the CCL championships on Feb. 12 at Watterson. Suozzi won the individual title at 135 pounds.

will help.” Other teams at the sectional include, Briggs, Darby, Delaware, Grove City, Hilliard Davidson, Marysville, Mount Vernon, Thomas Worthington, Upper Arlington, Watkins Memorial, Westerville South and Whetstone. “It will depend on the draw and who is healthy on who will get out to district,” coach Joe Moyer said. “I think Ryan Sanders will be second seeded (at 215 pounds) and we’ll see from there.” Sanders enters the postseason 28-9 after

finishing second in the CCL to Evan Jackson of Hartley. Jackson beat Sanders 6-3 in the league meet as the Cardinals standout fell to 1-3 this season against his rival. Also finishing second at the CCL meet were Mason Tigner (145), Kenny Sweeney (160) and Eric Kinsley (171). In the CCL team scores, Ready won the title with 256.5 points followed by DeSales (183.5), St. Charles (150), Hartley (137) and Watterson (48). See CARDINALS, page B2

The Columbus School for Girls basketball team overcame a slow start to post a 7-3 record in its final 10 regular-season games. The Unicorns enter the Division III district tournament with some momentum, and they like their draw. CSG plays a first-round game against Amanda-Clearcreek at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Dublin Scioto. The winner advances to the second round against eighthseeded Columbus Academy or Newark Catholic at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Granville. The Unicorns lost to Amanda-Clearcreek 42-41 on Feb. 3 and defeated Columbus Academy 47-37 on Feb. 8. Coach Stephanie Jones believes the Unicorns should have beaten Amanda-Clearcreek. Guard Enri Small hit what would

have been the winning shot with 1 second remaining, but she was called for charging and the basket was waived off. “We got every shot we wanted, we just struggled to shut down their post player,” Jones said. “We just need to be more physical and stronger in the post. We need to defend the post better. (Amanda-Clearcreek) is very beatable.” Amanda-Clearcreek’s post player is 6-foot-2 Jenna Ruble. She scored 16 of her team’s 42 points in the win over CSG. The Unicorns went 1-7 in the CCL, getting their only win by defeating Ready 51-40 on Feb. 5. CSG ended the regular season 9-11 overall by beating Worthington Christian 56-48 on Feb. 11. Imani Caldwell scored 24 points, Jacqueline Carroll had 14 points and Small added 12 points See UNICORNS, page B3

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Africentric’s winning culture embraced by players In a relatively short amount of time, Africentric has built a winning tradition in girls basketball. In its eight years of existence, Africentric has won two state championships and five City League titles under coach Will McKinney. The Nubians’ fifth City championship came Feb. 12 in a 60-52 victory over previously unbeaten Northland before a large and enthusiastic crowd at Mifflin. Africentric’s senior star, Raven Ferguson, led the way with 22 points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals. It was her fourth consecutive City championship game and her third victory. “This one really means a lot to me because we ran the City League for a

while, but we didn’t get it done last year (against Brookhaven) and that was hard,” she said. “At Africentric we have a tradition of winning, so bringing the trophy back to our school LARRY after missing it a year LARSON ago is great and, since this is my senior year, it makes it even better.” Talking about her team’s performance against Northland, Ferguson said, “Beating a great team like Northland meant we had to compete hard on every play of the game and every second of the game up and down the court. We

wanted to be the team who could say that we beat an unbeaten Division I team. We wanted to be the team who could say that Northland is now 18-1 and we are the one, and it truly took a full team effort to do it. “Every player on our team stepped up this week. Players that didn’t see action in the game worked so hard in practice to get us ready. Everyone has a role on this team and as long as we are all working toward the same goal we will be just fine. I know that experience means a lot and we have been in so many big games and in tough situations in those big games, and I think that helped us a lot against Northland. I feel like I have played in that atmosphere all four years that I have been at Africentric.

“This team is very special because it has lots of talented girls who can compete at a high level. Earlier in the year the younger players were trying to learn about high school basketball and us five seniors had to teach them how to play Africentric basketball and how to play hard and play under pressure. Since this is our last chance, we as seniors want to win so bad and we push each other and we push our teammates, but as the year has worn on, the younger players have grown and now they are pushing us. There are no slackers on this team.” Looking ahead to the postseason, which begins Tuesday, Feb. 22, for Africentric, Ferguson said, “The City League title is a wonderful boost for us going

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The Hartley High School girls basketball team lost in a Division II district semifinal the past two seasons, and the Hawks know getting past that hurdle won’t be easy this season. The sixth-seeded Hawks, who lost in a district semifinal the past two seasons, open the tournament with a second-round game against Lakewood at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Marysville. If Hartley advances, it could face top-seeded Olentangy in a district semifinal at 8 p.m. March 1 at Pickerington North and likely would face thirdseeded Hilliard Bradley, seventh-seeded Bexley, eighthseeded DeSales or 11th-seeded Licking Valley in a district final at 8:30 p.m. March 3 at Ohio Dominican University. “(Playing Olentangy) would be a huge game,” coach Mike Lanza said. “It was a tough decision to make as to where to go on the bracket, and we kind of felt this was the best place for us. There’s never going to be an easy semifinal game.” Hartley gained momentum heading into the tournament with a 51-49 overtime win over Watterson on Feb. 5. The loss was Watterson’s first in CCL play. Jaana Motton led the Hawks with 13 points. Anna Kirk and Robin Kraus had 11 points apiece and Jyla Hicks scored 10. “It was a real big game, and we were real pleased with the outcome,” Lanza said. The win wasn’t enough to capture the CCL championship. The Hawks finished 6-2 in the league, one game behind Watterson (7-1). DeSales was third at 4-4, followed by Ready (2-6) and Columbus Schools for Girls (1-7). Lanza said he is pleased with the way his team has played despite having a challenging regular-season schedule, which he thinks has helped the Hawks prepare for the postseason. “I think we’ve handled pres-

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sure a lot better, and we’ve been able to hold our poise down the stretch of games and finish,” Lanza said. “We’re hoping that carries over into the tournament.” •The wrestling team heads to the Division II sectional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Hilliard Bradley. The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the district tournament on Feb. 25-26 at Columbus East. Other seeds in the sectional with the 10th-seeded Hawks are Olentangy (No. 1), Jonathan Alder (No. 2), Whitehall (No. 4), Bradley (No. 7) and London (No. 11). “Everybody that’s in the lineup has a shot to qualify for district,” coach Kevin Petrella said. “I think it helps that, as a whole, the Central District in Division II this year is a little thin, at least more so than in the past. As a team, I think a top-four or top-five finish would be a goal.” The Hawks competed in the CCL meet on Feb. 12, finishing fourth (137 points) behind Ready (256.5), DeSales (183.5) and St. Charles (150), and ahead of Watterson (48). Evan Jackson (215 pounds) and Jordan Dickerson (heavyweight) were league champions. “I think we’ve just been getting better as the season has gone on,” Petrella said. “We’ve improved our technique and have been wrestling well. I’ve seen a lot of good stuff from the guys recently.” •Members of the boys and girls swimming and diving teams will compete in the Division II district meet on Friday, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb. 19, at Ohio State. The top three finishers in each boys swimming event, the top four finishers in each girls swimming event and the top two finishers in boys and girls diving automatically advance to the state meet Feb. 23-26 at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. The girls team finished second (204) behind champion

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Hartley’s Patrick Moran (top) tries to submerge Sean O’Brien of Watterson in their match at 130 pounds during the CCL championships on Feb. 12. The Hawks will compete in the Division II sectional at Hilliard Bradley on Saturday, Feb. 19.

At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Hartley boys basketball, girls basketball, bowling, swimming & diving, and wrestling teams: BOYS BASKETBALL *Feb. 4 — Lost to DeSales 50-49 *Feb. 7 — Defeated St. Charles 3330 *Feb. 11 — Def. Watterson 37-30 Feb. 12 — Def. Wellington 76-35 Feb. 16 — Played Horizon Science Feb. 18 — Home vs. Worthington Christian Feb. 25 — Lakewood or Columbus South in second round of Division II district tournament, 6 p.m. at Grove City. Winner plays in district semifinal, 8 p.m. March 3 at Fairgrounds Coliseum. Of note: The Hawks were 16-1 overall before Feb. 16 and finished 7-1 in the CCL. GIRLS BASKETBALL *Feb. 5 — Def. Watterson 51-49 Feb. 7 — Def. Grandview 36-21 *Feb. 9 — Def. CSG 48-22 Feb. 14 — Def. Sidney Lehman Catholic 59-46. Anna Kirk scored 15 points. Feb. 23 — Lakewood in second round of Division II district tournament, 6 p.m. at Marysville. Winner plays in district semifinal, 8 p.m. March 1 at Pickerington North. Of note: The Hawks are 15-4 overall and finished 5-2 in the CCL. *CCL game BOWLING *Feb. 3 — Boys: Def. Watterson 2,413-1,806; Girls: Lost to Watterson 1,718-1,703 *Feb. 4 — Boys: Def. Linden-McKinley 2,155-1,411; Girls: Def. Linden 1,550-981 *Feb. 7 — Boys: Def. Grandview 2,242-1,546; Girls: Def. Grandview 1,603-1,196 Feb. 18 — Sectional at Eastland Lanes. The top six boys and girls

Granville (281) and ahead of third-place Columbus Academy (190) in the sectional Feb. 12 at Columbus Academy. Andrea Cottrell won the 100yard breaststroke (1 minutes, 7.03 seconds) and the 200 individual medley (2:11.32), Taylor Shotwell won the 100 backstroke (1:02.33) and the 200 medley relay of Brianna Archambeau, Jessica Carpenter,

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into the district tournament because once you win a championship, all of us want the next title even more and there are three more we can win. We have the district, regional and state tournaments ahead and, of course, we have coach McKinney leading the way. He is a great coach and a father figure for all of us. He is just not a coach, he teaches us about life. I love the family feeling at Africentric and always have loved it. We are all in this together.” Look out Division III. I’ll see you at a game.

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teams and top six boys and girls individuals not on a qualifying team advance to district Feb. 26 at HP Lanes. Of note: The boys finished 16-0 overall and 13-0 in the COHSBC-Central Division. The girls finished 10-3 overall and 9-2 in the COHSBC-Central. *COHSBC-Central match SWIMMING & DIVING Below are the district qualifiers with sectional times and district seeds: BOYS Ronnie Bolden: 50 free (22.51, third), 100 fly (53.17, second); Patrick Kelly: 200 IM (1:57.85, first), 100 back (55.91, second); 200 medley relay (1:51.28, sixth); 200 free relay (1:41.9, 18th) GIRLS Brianna Archambeau: 100 fly (1:05.18, 16th), 100 free (1:00.06, 16th); Victoria Barlay: 200 IM (2:36.62, 17th), 100 breast (1:18.65, 13th); Jessica Carpenter: 100 fly (1:00.59, third), 100 free (55.27, second); Andrea Cottrell: 200 IM (2:11.32, first), 100 breast (1:07.03, first); Abby Evans: 50 free (27.86, 25th), 100 breast (1:19.66, 16th); Hope Kahrig: 100 fly (1:04.79, 12th), 500 free (5:50.59, eighth); Amber Krieger: 200 free (2:15.64, 12th), 500 free (6:09.49, 22nd); Molly Shonk: 100 back (1:10.85, 28th); Taylor Shotwell: 100 fly (1:01.87, fifth), 100 back (1:02.33, second); Alexa Williams: 200 IM (2:44.68, 29th), 100 free (1:01.75, 26th); 200 medley relay (1:51.91, first); 200 free relay (1:50.2, eighth); 400 free relay (3:51.04, second) WRESTLING Feb. 12 — Finished fourth (137 points) in CCL meet behind Ready (256.5), DeSales (183.5) and St. Charles (150), and ahead of Watterson (48) Feb. 19 — Division II sectional tournament at Hilliard Bradley. The top four in each weight class advance to district Feb. 25-26 at Columbus East.

Cottrell and Shotwell finished first (1:51.91). The boys team finished fourth (104) at sectional behind Granville (283), Columbus Academy (237) and DeSales (125). Patrick Kelly won the 100 back (55.91) and 200 IM (1:57.85). www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

Entering the postseason, Sweeney has an overall record of 16-11 and 112-pounder Adam Suhr is 17-17. Knisley is 10-18 and 140-pounder Lloyd Furuta is 17-19. “Suhr is .500, but he has wrestled in one of the toughest weight classes in the area,” Moyer said. “He could wrestle well enough to reach district.” Last year at sectional, the Cardinals were third (150.5) of 13 teams at Pickerington Central behind Olentangy Liberty (260) and Mount Vernon (194) and ahead of fourth-place Marion-Franklin (130). Robert DeJaco (152 pounds) and John Mackessey (160), both 2010 graduates, were champions. Suhr (103) and Sanders (189) were third, as were 2010 graduates Kevin Colvin (119) and Daniel Latz (135). Another 2010 graduate, Kevin Cook, was fourth at 145. •The basketball team will open the Division I district tournament against Whetstone at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Hilliard Bradley. The Braves were 11-8 before playing Briggs on Feb. 15 but had lost six of their previous eight games. Whetstone is led by Cameron Vines, who averaged 21.8 points, 4.0 assists and 2.9 steals through 19 games. The 6-foot-3 senior guard scored 34 points in a 7961 loss to Beechcroft on Feb. 11. Matthew Wallace, a 6-3 senior forward, has added 9.3 points and 6.9 rebounds a game, and 6-5 senior forward Leo ClearyFoeller was averaging 6.9 rebounds with 4.4 points. Ross Homan, a 6-1 junior guard, was scoring 5.4 points with 3.5 rebounds and 6-2 senior guard Jesse Volk added 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest. The winner plays seventhseeded Dublin Coffman or Logan in the second round at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Hamilton Township. St. Charles lost to DeSales 48-46 on Feb. 11 to drop to 8-9 overall. Dane McLoughlin scored 19 points and J. Schroeder added nine points. In the CCL, first-place Hartley is 7-1, followed by DeSales (6-1), Watterson (3-4), the Cardinals (2-5) and Ready (0-7). On Friday, Feb. 18, Ready plays at St. Charles and DeSales plays Watterson at Ohio Dominican. The Cardinals played a non-

At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the St. Charles bowling, hockey and swimming teams: BOWLING Feb. 18 — Sectional at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl Of note: The Cardinals are 10-3 overall and finished 9-2 in the COHSBCCentral. HOCKEY Feb. 10 — Lost to Dublin Coffman 10-3 in opening round of Blue Jackets Cup. Elliot Cooke, Eric Cooke and Brennan Weiner all scored. Richard Griffin had 44 saves. Feb. 11 — Lost to Olentangy 4-3 in consolation round of Blue Jackets Cup. Eric Cooke scored twice and Daniel Schirtzinger scored once. Teo Juratovac had 26 saves. Feb. 20 — Olentangy Orange or Thomas Worthington in second round of district tournament, 7 p.m. at Dispatch Ice Haus. The seventhseeded Cardinals had a first-round bye. Winner plays in district semifinal, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Dispatch Ice Haus. Of note: The Cardinals are 16-13-3 overall and finished 7-4-2 in the CHC. They were seventh in last week’s district coaches poll behind top-rated Dublin Jerome. SWIMMING & DIVING Feb. 12 — Finished second (280) in six-team Division I sectional at Upper Arlington behind champion UA (414) and ahead of third-place Coffman (128) Feb. 19 — Division I district meet at Ohio State Below are the district qualifiers with sectional times and district seeds: Sam Aslaner: 200 IM (2:07.94, 15th), 500 free (5:08.66, 15th); Hayden Birnbrich: 50 free (23.07, 13th), 100 free (50.13, ninth); Matt Brown: 100 fly (54.78, sixth), 100 breast (1:04.92, 18th); Daniel Cogan: 200 IM (2:07.57, 14th), 100 fly (56.15, 14th); Josh Cohen: 100 free (52.34, 28th), 50 free (23.75, 24th); Chris D’Angelo: 100 breast (1:03.98, 11th); Will Grodesky: 100 free (50.51, 12th), 50 free (22.98, eighth); Max Herath: 200 IM (2:06.35, 13th), 100 breast (1:04.1, 12th); Caleb Jack: 500 free (5:02.6, eighth), 200 free (1:51.4, 11th); Franz Kabelka: 500 free (5:09.17, 16th), 200 free (1:55.19, 20th); Alex Kocher: 100 free (51.49, 19th), 100 back (56.47, ninth); Nick McKinley: 100 breast (1:02.3, sixth), 200 IM (2:02.84, sixth); Natty Patterson: 500 free (5:07.5, 13th), 200 free (1:54.4, 18th); Zach Poltor: 50 free (23.0, ninth), 100 back (56.53, 10th); Orion Swanson: 100 fly (55.04, ninth); Brian Willi: 100 fly (53.75, first), 100 back (55.23, fourth); 200 free relay (1:31.28, fifth); 400 free relay (3:24.35, seventh); 200 medley relay (1:43.16, third)

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had 22 points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals as her team beat previously undefeated Northland 60-52 in the City League championship on Feb. 12 at Mifflin.

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Boys Basketball: Westerville South is setting its sights on the postseason after earning the top seed in the Division I district tournament Feb. 13. Girls Basketball: Reynoldsburg’s best regular season in program history is now complete. Next up: The Raiders’ quest for a Division I state title. Hockey: Liberty became the first team outside Dublin to win the Blue Jackets Cup. Commentary: Mr. High School Sports, Larry Larson, profiles Will McKinney’s Africentric girls basketball team, which has become a local and statewide powerhouse.

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•The girls basketball team will not see a familiar opponent in the Division II district tournament until at least a semifinal. The seventh-seeded Lions will face eighth-seeded DeSales or Sparta Highland in the second round of the tournament at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Olentangy Liberty. The winner faces thirdseeded Bradley, 11th-seeded Licking Valley or Utica in a district semifinal at 6 p.m. March 1 at Pickerington North. While the Lions haven’t played DeSales or Highland, coach Jim Strode said his team has faced similar styles of play. “We know what we have in Highland and DeSales,” Strode said. “We do not have to worry about (matching up with) two or three 6-footers there. They are similar size to us.” Senior Sara Prater said closing the regular season with back-toback wins over Columbus East (52-44 on Feb. 9) and Columbus Academy (53-37 on Feb. 11) was an important step in the final preparation for the tournament. The Lions finished third in the MSL-Ohio at 9-5, behind Granville (10-4) and Licking Valley (10-4), and ahead of Newark Catholic (8-6), Academy (7-7), Lakewood (5-9), Heath (4-10) and

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At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Bexley girls basketball, swim and wrestling teams: GIRLS BASKETBALL Feb. 9 — Defeated Columbus East 52-44. Jelicia Shelton had 18 points. *Feb. 11 — Def. Columbus Academy 53-37. Shelton scored 18 points and Kylee Soga scored 17. Feb. 23 — DeSales or Sparta Highland in second round of Division II district tournament, 6 p.m. at Olentangy Liberty. Winner plays third-seeded Hilliard Bradley, Licking Valley or Utica in a district semifinal, 6 p.m. March 1 at Pickerington North. Of note: The Lions are 13-7 overall and finished 9-5 in the MSL-Ohio. SWIMMING & DIVING Feb. 12 — Boys: Finished fifth (83) in 20-team Division II sectional meet at Columbus Academy, behind champion Granville (283); Girls: Finished seventh (79) of 16 teams, behind champion Granville (204) Feb. 18 — Division II district meet at Ohio State Below are the district qualifiers with sectional time and district seeds: BOYS Ian Davis: 200 IM (2:23.45, 16th);

Whitehall (3-11). Bexley trailed East 29-16 at halftime before outscoring the Tigers 36-15 in the second half. “The past couple of games, we haven’t done so hot,” said Prater, whose team had lost three of its previous four before the wins. “After halftime, we said, ‘We’re not losing.’Our defense led to our offense. When we play good defense, that starts our offense.”

Hayden Humphrey: 100 breast (1:04.84, third); Jacob Turner: 200 free (2:06.52, 30th), 500 free (5:39.83, 19th); 200 medley relay (1:56.8, 18th); 400 free relay (4:26.59, 28th) GIRLS Anna Bauer: 50 free (26.66, seventh), 100 free (58.43, 12th); Claire Beckett: 200 free (2:16.58, 14th), 100 breast: (1:17.45, 10th); Sierra Humphrey: 100 breast (1:16.29, ninth); Maya Saar: 500 free (5:57.68, 15th); Georgia Sutter: 200 free (2:17.26, 15th), 500 free: (6:13.95, 28th); 200 medley relay (2:06.44, 13th); 200 free relay (1:52.27, 12th) WRESTLING *Feb. 10 — Def. Lakewood 33-24; lost to Whitehall 59-9 Feb. 19 — Division II sectional at Hilliard Bradley. Top four finishers in each weight class advance to district Feb. 25-26 at Columbus East. lso at the site are Bradley, Buckeye Valley, Eastmoor Academy, Hartley, Independence, Jonathan Alder, Linden-McKinley, London, Mifflin, Olentangy, Watterson and Whitehall. Of note: The Lions finished 2-5 in the MSL-Ohio. *MSL-Ohio contest

•Girls soccer coach Scott Dempsey recently received the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity award at the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association postseason banquet. Recipients are selected by directors or executive committee of their respective organizations. pbatterson@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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Continued from page B1 against Worthington Christian. “Things are coming together and starting to mesh, so I think things are looking good for the tournament,” Jones said. “I knew it was going to be a slow start for us, learning a new system and everything. But I’m happy we’ve made some runs and built up our confidence.” •Members of the swimming and diving team will attempt to qualify for the Division II state meet when they compete at the district meet Friday, Feb. 18, at Ohio State. To be an automatic state qualifier, an individual or relay must finish in the top four at district. Only the top two divers advance. Columbus School for Girls has been training all season to peak now, so coaches Chris Chenault and Mallory Hoffman are expecting good performances from the Unicorns. CSG competed in a Division II sectional Feb. 12 at Academy. The first-place finisher in each event qualified for district, with 27 at-large qualifiers also advancing based on the best times from the Central, East and Southeast district sectionals. The Unicorns finished fourth (160 points) behind Granville (281), Hartley (204) and Academy (190), with 16 teams scoring. Ranndi Grubbs won the 100 butterfly (59.82 seconds) and was fourth in the 100 freestyle (55.38), Taylor Lint was fifth in

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At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the Columbus School for Girls basketball team: BASKETBALL Feb. 3 — Lost to Amanda-Clearcreek 42-41 *Feb. 5 — Defeated Ready 51-40 Feb. 8 — Def. Columbus Academy 47-37 *Feb. 9 — Lost to Hartley 48-22 Feb. 11 — Def. Worthington Christian 56-48 Feb. 17 — Amanda-Clearcreek in first round of Division III district tournament, 8 p.m. at Dublin Scioto. The winner will play either No. 8 Columbus Academy or Newark Catholic in the second round, 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Granville. Winner plays in a district semifinal, 8 p.m. March 1 at Olentangy Orange. Of note: The Unicorns are 9-11 overall and finished 1-7 in the CCL. *CCL game

the 200 free (2:13.43) and fifth in the 500 free (5:52.30), Laura Hadley was fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:29.62) and Keiko Wilkins was sixth in the 500 free (5:52.30). The 200 free relay of Grubbs, Hadley, Erin Smith and Meredith Swartz finished second (1:46.19), and the 200 medley relay of Grubbs, Hadley, Lint and Swartz was fourth (2:00.64). The 400 free relay of Lint, Smith, Wilkins and Erin Balasky finished fifth (4:09.16). The Division II state meet is Feb. 23-25 at Branin Natatorium in Canton. www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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Below are the district qualifiers with sectional time and district seeds for the Columbus School for Girls swimming and diving team: SWIMMING & DIVING Erin Balasky: 50 free (28.00, 27th), 100 back (1:07.15, 14th); Olivia Beeson: 200 IM (2:41.15, 21st), 100 breast (1:18.98, 15th); Ranndi Grubbs: 100 fly (59.82, first), 100 free (55.38, fourth); Laura Hadley: 200 IM (2:29.62, ninth), 100 fly (1:08.53, 21st); Taylor Lint: 200 free (2:13.43, seventh), 500 free (5:52.30, 10th); Erin Smith: 50 free (27.57, 19th), 100 free (1:01.93, 28th); Meredith Swartz: 50 free (26.78, eighth), 100 free (59.09, 13th); Keiko Wilkins: 100 fly (1:08.71, 22nd), 500 free (5:53.36, 11th); 200 medley relay (2:00.64, fourth); 200 free relay (1:46.19, second); 400 free relay (4:09.16, 10th)

DeLong signs with Buckeyes Bexley High School senior Meredith DeLong signed a letter of intent on Feb. 9 to play for the Ohio State women’s soccer team. A midfielder and defender, DeLong missed last season with a knee injury. She was second-team all-district in 2009 and verbally committed to Ohio State last fall. The Buckeyes reached a national semifinal last season but lost to Notre Dame 1-0.

GCSTO holds January meet The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio played host to a meet on Jan. 16 at

Columbus Academy. Bexleyarea participants included: Ages 9-10 girls •Grace Brigdon: 50 free (41.10); 50 back (45.32); 100 IM (1:39.15); 50 breast (49.18); 100 free (1:27.91) •Elizabeth Brown: 50 free (35.97); 50 back (sixth, 42.54); 50 breast (51.52); (10th, 47.32); 100 free (ninth, 1:22.79) •Kenzie Compton: 50 free (39.46); 50 back (45.78); 50 breast (53.34); 50 fly (54.28) •Gabrielle Jonas: 50 free (40.50); 50 back (49.66); 50 breast (55.63); 50 fly (55.55) •Alexandria Lape: 50 free (46.53); 50 back (51.43); 50 breast (54.32); 50 fly (56.29) •Audrey Mapley: 50 free (42.36); 50 back (49.62); 50 breast (1:02.04); 50 fly (1:01.97)

•Alexandria Parsons: 50 free (42.77); 50 back (49.90); 50 fly (59.25) In the 11- to 12-year-old girls division,Avital Spira competed in the following: 100 IM (1:38.39); 50 free (38.15); 50 breast (10th, 46.39); 50 fly (10th, 44.07); 100 breast (ninth, 1:44.58) Ages 13-14 boys •Benjamin Hoffman: 200 IM (second, 2:34.62); 100 back (second, 1:09.08); 100 fly (third, 1:14.62) •Patrick Lape: 100 IM (third, 1:24.89); 50 free (third, 31.94); 100 free (third, 1:12.28); 100 breast (fourth, 1:44.59); 50 back (fifth, 48.l3) •Patrick Lawrence: 200 IM (first, 2:25.69); 100 back (first, 1:08.32); 100 fly (first, 1:05.96)

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Operation Buckeye founder hopes to top 25,000 boxes this year By KEVIN PARKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Operation Buckeye started out on the dining room table of founder Jim Caronis’Worthington home. It moved into his garage when his late wife, Nancy Priode Caronis, wanted someplace to serve Thanksgiving dinner. The nonprofit organization, which packs and ships boxes of snacks, candy, Girl Scout cookies, playing cards and other items to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan to help lighten the burden and gloom of being far from home, now has its headquarters on North High Street in Clintonville, a post office box for donations in Westerville and volunteers throughout central Ohio. Caronis said last week that he was inspired to launch Operation Buckeye back in 2006 after reading a piece by the late Dispatch columnist Mike Harden about a local Army officer and his soldiers who, instead of coming home from South Korea, were diverted instead to further duty in Iraq.

Caronis immediately told his wife he wanted to send boxes of goodies to those poor military personnel, who so abruptly found themselves diverted from reuniting with loved ones to putting their lives on the line. They decided to pledge $10 for each of their 13 grandchildren and match that figure with their own money, expecting to send perhaps 20 gift boxes to soldiers. They wound up sending 94 that first time around, Jim Caronis recalled last week. The letters of appreciation received in return were heart-warming, so when Nancy asked her husband if they were going to do it again the next year, he replied: “You betcha!” With the help of a growing number of like-minded people, Caronis said that the second year’s batch of boxes increased to 184. To date, the total is 18,000 boxes. Caronis hopes that figure tops 25,000 by the end of 2011. “Each and every year we’ve grown, and we continue to grow,”

Caronis said. Nancy Caronis passed away this past Nov. 3, and her husband now carries on with Operation Buckeye in her honor. Operation Buckeye depends upon a network of Army chaplains, the National Guard and occasionally Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel to come up with the names of soldiers in need of the pick-me-up one of the boxes could provide. Caronis was a member of the same fraternity,Alpha Tau Omega, as Tressel and his brother, OSU running backs coach Dick Tressel. The latter has served as honorary chairman of Operation Buckeye and Caronis said that on one of his visits to the war zone, Tressel returned with 500 names for the organization. Often, these are enlisted men and women with little in the way of family support back home, according to Caronis. “If you’ve got nobody writing a letter to you, you’re sure as heck not getting a box,” Caronis said. Girl Scout cookies and beef

jerky have been among the most requested items on the part of soldiers serving in war zones, according to the Operation Buckeye chairman, but the volunteers who pack the boxes also include things like magazines donated by Half Price Books, wet wipes offered by Buffalo Wild Wings and playing cards among the 45 to 50 items contained in each. “We call them care boxes,” Caronis said. “They’re sort of like snowflakes; there’s no two alike.” A small American flag and, as the name implies, a buckeye are among the “signature items” contained in each. While many of the items included in the “care boxes” are donated, the cost of shipping them falls on Operation Buckeye, and it’s gone up from $8.50 a box to $10.95 today. “The purpose of our mission is to bring a touch of home to the soldiers who are away from home for a long time,” Caronis added. Information about volunteer opportunities is available at www.operationbuckeye.org/volunteer.

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For cent OH systems consulting/ development co. Duties: develop through business research & business analysis quality software plan based on objectives, coordinated w/project plans; using variety of software tools & technologies; develop innovative approaches; plan for impact of projects; anticipate factors likely to create change, & take appropriate action; break complex projects down into meaningful subprojects; assess project design/implementation; maintain control of accepted changes; resolve project issues; apply project life cycle methodology; provide reports; hold regular meetings; ensure team members understand project purposes; provide feedback; build/maintain commitment by seeking appropriate participation; identify individuals who can expedite project; take budgetary cycle into acct; obtain sufficient factual information. Requirements include master’s degree in computer science or any engineering field; 3 yrs. exp. in/with/using Informatica, Teradata, Oracle & Workload Manager, or 3 yrs. exp. in/with/using Informatica, Netezza, MQ Series & Facets. Qualified applicants send resume to ICC, attn: K. Clementz, 2500 Corporate Exchange Dr. 320 Columbus, OH 43231.

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Amity Home CARE AIDE PART-TIME OR PRN Various Day Shifts Available Must be state tested nurses aide or certified home health aide. One year experience in home care High School Diploma Valid drivers license/insurance Apply in person at 3863 Trueman Court, Hilliard, OH 43026 email hr@macintosh company.com or fax to 614-358-6280 Are you dependable and accurate? We are looking for additional RNs . Office experience a plus. Our corporation treats you as a real person. Please give us a call at 614-207-5988 and ask for Nick. You get to set your schedule!

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Sr. Consultant, App Development, Cardinal Health, Dublin OH. Qualifications: Req. BS in Comp. Sci., MIS, Eng’g, Math. or related and 60 mo. progressive ly responsible systems programming and analysis exp. (or MS plus 36 mo. Project Engineer exp.), including: 36 mo. Bach Deg or for deg equiv working with business in Civil Eng or Mech Eng & analysis skill set, 24 mo. exp w/ customized convey with ERP and 4 mo. with or sys: overhead & invert Vastera. Also requires ed P&F, friction drive sys, demonstrated knowledge carriers & sublifters & devel of HTS classification, coun- customized comp prgrms try of origin determination, & structural design review expert license evaluation in AutoCAD. Apply to HR, and international trade and Daifuku America Corp, logistics supply chain. All 6700 Tussing Rd, experience may have been Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 gained before, during, or after degree. Send resume to elizabeth.norman@ cardinalhealth.com or Cardinal Health, Inc. Attn. Elizabeth Norman, 7000 Cardinal Place, Dublin, OH 43017. EOE M/F/D/V Diversity Works Here. Must love sports.

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Education Coordinator & Exposure Control Liaison MedFlight, a premier criti cal care medical transpor tation company, seeking a full-time qualified nurse to serve as Education Co ordinator and Exposure Control Liaison. In this dual role you would be re sponsible for assisting in the development, imple mentation and coordina tion of internal and exter nal education programs. We offer a competitive salary/benefits package and warm, supportive work environment. For more information on the position, please visit our website at www.medflight.com. You can submit your resume/application to: MedFlight ATTN: HR Dept./Education 2827 W. Dublin-Granville Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43235 Fax: 614-734-8091 Phone: 877.633.8376 www.medflight.com EOE FRONT DESK NW office seeks enthusiastic candidate with strong ability to multi-task. Great people skills a must. Fax resume to 614-336-3727 or info@ powellvisioncenter.com

Front Desk Several positions open in the Westerville and Worthington area, duties include check in and check out, answering phones, scheduling, EHR scanning and indexing, Must have 2 or more yrs exp working as a medical receptionist to be considered. We offer excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, and 401k plan. Pre-employment drug screening, nonsmoking facility. Only qualified candidates email their resumes to hrassist@copcp.com FRONT OFFICE MEDICAL CLERK Busy Worthington Podiatry office seeks PT/Flex Front Office Medical Clerk/Floor Assistant. GXMO cert. pre ferred but not necessary. Salary based on exp. Email resume to wpa@wpa-foot.com or fax to 614-785-6543.

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Full time or contract posi tion available in our Lon don Ohio office for experi enced professional to provide individual, group and family therapy in an outpatient behavioral health care program to adults, adolescents and their families. Requires a Master Degree in Social Work, Counseling or relat ed field with competency in Chemical Dependency preferred. Position offers pleasant professional en vironment, competitive salary and excellent ben efit plan with full time. Send resume to: Mental Health Services Attn: London 1345 N. Fountain Blvd. Springfield, Ohio 45504 LPN Growing Oral Surgury Practice seeking an LPN. Oral Surgery experience helpful, but not required. Benefit package avail. Please fax resume to: 614-457-9710, attn Alice

Maryhaven Case Aide Part-time Responsible for client safe ty and security in a pro gram serving adult clients. Duties include observing and monitoring client be havior and emotional sta tus. Must demonstrate abil ity to keep accurate docu mentation. Experience working with substance abuse dependence and/or mental health preferred. Requirements: Must have a GED or equivalent. Experi ence working with sub stance abuse dependence and/or mental health preferred. Apply in person or send re sume to: Human Resour ces, 1791 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, Ohio 43201, Fax: 444-3541, e-mail to jobs@maryhaven.com, or apply on-line at www.mary haven.com. No Phone Calls Please. EOE

Maryhaven Certified Medical Assistant Candidate will perform rou tine laboratory tests and sample analyses; monitor and document the health status throughout stay; provide education and re ferrals; maintain sensitive and confidential informa tion. Performs vital signs on incoming clients. Greets clients, complete registration forms, and gives instructions regard ing client care. Answers phones, files and main tains medical records.

The Therapist provides clinical services to individ uals, families and groups in a community-based program. This person is Requirements Must be cer responsible for identifying tified as a medical assis therapy issues and provid tant and have a High ing high quality client School Diploma or GED, a care and case manage minimum of one-year expe ment. The therapist also rience in medical assis provides prevention, con tance. Knowledge of sultation and educational HIPPA laws Knowledge of services to community First Aid, CPR and re groups and community sponding to emergency agencies. LSW/LPC situations. required.

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Medical Assistant Full time Medical Assistant/ Clerical needed to work between two separate offices, two days a week working at East practice in the early hours and the remaining work week working at the Westerville office. Candidate must be flexible with travel. Hours are M-T 8:30am5:30pm F- 8:30amnoon. Duties will consist of heavy blood draws, injections, ekg’s, and checking the patients out. Qualified candidates fax resumes to 614-221-9722.

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FT positions available for interventional pain management practice. Experience a plus. Interested candidates, please fax resume Attn: Practice Manager 614-777-5777

Medical Biller Immediate full time open ing for experienced medical office collections and billing individual. Excellent benefits and salary Please send resume to Laurie Nicholls Administrator Midwest Retina 6655 Post Road Dublin, Ohio 43016 lnicholls@ midwestretina.com NO PHONE CALLS

Medical Practice Manager A growing and successful medical/surgical practice in Newark Ohio seeks an established Practice Man ager who possesses strong leadership and of fice management experi ence. The ideal candidate will exhibit a high level of proficiency in various as pects of medical practice management including: fi nancial mgmt, business development and physi cian recruitment. Qualified candidates may submit their resume to: newarkOHIOpracticemana ger@yahoo.com Medical

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Operating Room Registered Nurses We are in the process of expanding/renovating our surgery department. Become part of our growing team! For more information about these positions, to apply, and to learn other featured details about Knox Community Hospital, please visit: knoxcommhosp.org Fax 740-399-3170 Phone 740-393-9021 EOE

Nurse Wanted Part Time Nurse (RN) needed for flexible job teaching evening delegated nursing classes, & in home consumer visits. Some day or weekend hours may be expected. Must have MR/DD Train the Trainer certificate. Competitive pay/ positive environment. Part time only available. If you want to become part of our exciting team and mission, then fax resume to (614) 471-6912 or apply at www.lifestartinc.com. EOE NURSING

SIGNATURE HEALTH SERVICES Seeking RNs & HHAs for growing agency. FT & PT avail. Fax resume to 614501-2934 or call Debbie at 614-501-1879

OPTICAL ASSISTANT/ TECHNICIAN Busy Optometric practice in OSU/Upper Arlington area seeks outgoing indi vidual with great communi cation skills. Optometry ex perience a plus. Excellent benefits. Fax resume to 614-262-1948

OPTICAL LAB Nexus Vision Group is looking for experienced, dedicated people to fill the following positions: Customer Service Inspection Lab Tech Prior DVI experience a plus. Call Juan at 614-801-0500

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Ashbury Rehab is seeking occupational, physical, & speech therapists for home care in Franklin or Fairfield counties. Attractive visit rates & flexible schedule. Fax resume to 740-756-7006 or email heather@ashburyrehab.com

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Come Grow with Us! Seek ing personable individual w/excellent phone skills, busy pediatric office, FT, good benefits. Basic computer knowledge help ful, Fax resume to Pediatric & Adolescent Practitioners, 614-509-6001. Medical Secretary Multi-Specialty practice in need of a Medical Secreta We offer many great bene ry. Qualified applicants fits, including health, den - Apply in person or send re must have prior medical sume to: Human Resour tal, vision, 401(k), an onexperience working with ces, 1791 Alum Creek site fitness room, and gen patients and physicians Drive Columbus, Ohio erous time off. If you are both in person and on the 43201, Fax: 444-3541, interested in learning telephone, scheduling e-mail to more about opportunities surgeries, appointment jobs@maryhaven.com, or available at Southeast, scheduling, medical billing, apply on-line at www.mary Inc. send resume to: insurance verification, etc. haven.com. No Phone Southeast Inc., HR Dept., Must be dependable, able Calls Please. EOE 16 W. Long St., to multi-task and have ex Columbus, OH 43215 cellent organizational, or e-mail at ThisWeekNews.com communication, and hr.applications follow-up skills. Athena @southeastinc.com. Practice Management sys Community news tem EOE exp. preferred. Urolo gy exp. a plus. Travel re Sports quired to satellite offices. Please email resume Videos w/salary history & requirements to: Contests ThisWeekNews.com hrmedoffice@aol.com Click on CLASSIFIEDS! EMAIL YOUR AD!

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Physician Integrated Health Care The person in this posi tion is responsible for per forming physical assess ments and delivering med ical care and services to Southeast clients. This person also is responsi ble for making referrals for medical evaluations and follow-up with clients’ test results. Consultation with Medical Director, Clinical Directors and oth er Southeast staff mem bers is also an important function of this position. We offer many great bene fits, including health, den tal, vision, 401(k), an onsite fitness room, and gen erous time off. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities available at Southeast, Inc. send resume to: Southeast Inc., HR Dept., 16 W. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215 or e-mail at hr.applications @southeastinc.com. EOE

Home Health Director We currently have an opening for a Home Health Director supporting Amity Home Health Care.

Operating Room and Float Perioperative RNs Scrub or circulating OR roles: 1-2 years OR experience No Holiday Work/ No Weekend Work/ No On-call Work Send resumes to Nurse Recruiter by fax: 614.257.5291 or email: Rosalee.Rizo@va.gov Offers full range of benefits: Life-insurance, Long-term insurance, Federal Employees Retirement System, Vacation and Sick Leave and Paid Federal Holidays. AA/EOE

This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and managing Home Health Care and Home Care operations to ensure customer quality of life and care and maintain compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations. Oversee and deliver effective stewardship of all company resources in delivering quality care of customers and clients. Provide direct leadership and guidance to all employees. Develops and proactively manages the budget and expenses. Oversees the maintenance of complete and accurate customer records and ensures compliance with policies, procedures and regulations. Successful candidates must have: ∂ Current licensure to practice as an RN in the State of Ohio ∂ Five plus years of related and management experience ∂ Strong customer service skills ∂ Excellent communication skills, written and oral We offer competitive compensation in a dynamic team environment. Interested applicants can apply to: hr@macintoshcompany.com or fax resume to 345-9513.


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Certified Occupancy Specialist For affordable housing community. Must be profi cient in Section 8. Excel lent opportunity for aggres sive, results oriented pro fessional. Competitive wage, benefit package, 401K. Self starters email resume to: marcs@ imsteam.net EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER CHOOSE WHEN YOU WANT TO WORK! $8/hour Growing logistics company needs assoc’s to pack and label product. Lifting up to 30 lbs. 1st and 2nd shift. Need for project work on the west side of Columbus. To apply: East- Visit 1555 Brice Rd. West- Visit 1125 Georgesville Rd. North- Call 614-841-2500 CLEANING - FT For sorority in Athens, OH. Must be dependable and responsible. Mon-Fri. Day hours. Please fax resume to 610-771-4530. COLLECTIONS Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, a national collections law firm located in Dublin, seeks motivated individuals for its govern ment collections practice. These are full time posi tions with evening hours. We offer an excellent wage & bonus package with paid training, medical benefits and a 401(k). Please fax resume to 614-889-5015 or e-mail to suzanne.colwell @lgbs.com. EOE

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LINEN ATTENDENT A Regional Leader in the medical linen service in dustry is seeking a dependable, qualityminded linen attendant to pack & distribute linen carts within Nationwide Children’s Hospital that is willing to work any shift. Must have HS diploma or GED. Criminal bkground check & drug test required. Please send resume or ap ply M-F 8A-2P at 2901 E. 4th Ave. Bldg 1 Doors A & B, Cols, OH 43219. (Entry at 600 N. Cassidy) EOE.

PART-TIME WITH A $500.00 SIGN ON BONUS Calvary Home Care hiring for RN’s and STNA’s for the Columbus area. Premium wages! Home care experience preferred. Fax resume to 614-889-9102.

Senior Independence, a not-for profit faith based Home Health Organization, is seeking the following professional:

Medicare Biller Senior Independence is currently seeking an experienced Medicare Home Health Biller. Qualified candidate will have demonstrated experience submitting Medicare claims electronically, knowledgeable about Medicare guidelines and preferably has experience with Allscripts. The successful candidate will possess an Associates Degree with Accounting coursework or Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Business preferred. Strong computer skills are required with Excel fluency a must. Must have 3-5 years experience submitting Medicare claims. hr@corp.oprs.org

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Capital University is seeking an Accounting Assistant to process all cash receipts and assist in the University Accounts Payable functions. Must have one year of office experience or training. Previous cashiering experience is preferred. For a full job description please visit: www. capital.edu/employment. Please send cover letter and resume electronically to: jobs@capital.edu. Capital University is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. ASSISTANT MANAGER

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Street presence! Stately stone & stucco 2-story w/slate roof. Architectural integrity, 9' ceilings, 5 BR, 4.5 BA. 954 SF, lg proportion rooms, library/den, 2 stairways. Screened porch, lg mstr BR suite, owned by same family since 1967. Needs some updating but unlimited potential. Easy addition possibilities. Quiet tree lined street. $649,000

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Highly desirable Bexley 1 floor plan, 2,867 SF, street presence, 3 BR, 2 full BA, open floor plan, family room addition ’89, master BR addition ’89, exposed HDWD flrs, insulated windows, 1st flr laundry, 2-car attached rear load garage, lg over sized lot, trees, ex N. Bexley location, close proximity to two 30 acre parks. $395,000

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The Ravines at McNaughten. Perfect for the empty nester! 1st flr mstr suite, 2 BR, 2 full BA, 1,388 SF. Living room w/gas log fireplace, open flr plan, exposed HDWD flrs. Numerous upgrades! 1st flr laundry, screened porch. Best location! End unit, abutting trees. Privacy. Co-Listed w/Helen Ricaurte. $152,000

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Prestigious Preston Rd. stately stone 2.5-sty w/slate roof. 28' great rm, 1st flr mstr BR add ’82, cathedral ceilings w/wd beams, 7 BR, 4.5 BA incl 3rd flr, architectural integrity, leaded glass windows. Total privacy, walled patio + in-ground pool ’82, extensive landscaping, sprinkler system, quiet street, close to 30 ac Wolfe Pk. Cols taxes. $875,000

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Street presence! Prestigious N Columbia Ave. Total renovation ’00 through ’10, 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 4,632 SF. New Chef’s kit 2000/10 w/cherry, granite + SS appl’s. Fam rm/master BR addition ’96. 30'x24' fam rm, lg mstr BR ste w/new mstr BA ’05 + custom walk-in closet 2010. 3 patios, private walled rear yd, tennis ct + basketball. MINT! $995,000

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Excellent Central Eastmoor location, 2-story with 2 bedrooms 1 1/2 baths plus family room, 1,280 SF, newer windows, exposed hardwood floors, freshly painted throughout, fireplace in living room, professionally landscaped gardens, 1-car detached garage, excellent condition, walking distance to St. Catharine’s Church & Synogogues. Listed by Helen Ricaurte. $125,000

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Highly Desirable Central Eastmoor. Custom built ’91. Stately stone 2-sty, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 3,116 SF Open flr plan, great rm w/ cathedral ceiling, abundant natural light. 1st flr office, 9'11" 1st flr ceilings, 1st flr laundry. Deck, brick patio, extensive landscaping, sprinkler system. 3-car garage. Ex. Condition. $439,900

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Street presence! Prestigious N Columbia. Total renovation + addition ’07 thru ’10. 4 BR, 3 full & 2 half BA, 5,526 SF. Great room w/14' ceiling, new Chef’s kit w/cathedral ceiling, large island + SS appliances. 1st floor master BR suite w/sitting room, office + his/her baths. 1+ acre, park-like lot, 2 patios, extensive landscaping. A 10+. $1,728,000

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Totally renovated condominium. Highly desirable Lakes at Harrison Pond. 3 BR, 3 ½ BA, 1 ½ story, approx $48,000 in renovations. 2,424 SF plus finished lower level. 1st floor mstr BR, new mstr BA ’05, new guest BA ’05, new hdwd flrs ’05, new kit appl’s ’05+, new carpet ’05. Year round sunroom w/ abundant nat light. New dimensional asphalt shingle roof ’09. Greenspace, 2-car attached gar. Excellent condition, New Albany address, Gahanna taxes. $239,900

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496 N. DREXEL AVENUE

Total renovation ’07 to ’10. Street presence. Prestigious N. Bexley. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2,073 SF incl new LL FR 2009. Open flr, new windows, new roof, new Chef ’s kit w/maple, SS appl + granite. New 1st flr lndry, new BA, new HDWD flrs, new HVAC, new doors. New paver patio. Extensive landscaping. 2-car gar/side load. Like a Bexley condo! 10+ $279,900

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Highly desirable N Drexel Ave stately stucco. 2.5-sty, Craftsman architecture, approx 3,600 SF, 5 BR, 3.5 BA incl 3rd flr. Historic renovation & addition ’94, foyer w/open stairway & landing, updated kit w/granite peninsula. FR add ’94, new 3-car garage ’94, extensive landscaping, sprinkler sys ’98. Large park-like lot. A+ N. Bexley location. $619,000

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333 INDIAN MOUND ROAD

Street presence! Brick Colonial 2-story on a .8 acre lot w/ ravine & creek. Renovation ’07 to ’10. 4 BR 2.5 BA, 3,136 SF. Architectural integrity, chef ’s kit w/new grnt + SS appl, fam rm, 1st flr office + sunroom. Mstr BR with new mstr BA ’08. Extensive landscaping, new sprinkler sys ’08. New driveway, stoop & walk ’09, fenced yd. Mint! $435,000

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2575 E. LIVINGSTON AVENUE

Highly desirable Berwick. Totally renovated residential/office/ business use property. Poss uses (group home for adults or foster care; dual family situation; extended family; dentist office) 4 BR, 3 BA, 3 half BA, 2-sty w/Stucco ext, approx $40,000 in renovations, 4,453 SF plus bsmt, abundant storage space. Kit open to dining rm/liv rm, 2 WBFP, freshly painted throughout entire home. 2-car attached gar + additional parking spaces. Totally separate liv areas from office. R3 use. Excellent condition. Columbus Taxes. $319,000

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1378 HADDON ROAD

Highly desirable Berwick’s Haddon Rd. Brick 2-sty! 4 BR, 2 full + 2 half BA, 2,806 SF, lg proportion rms throughout. Liv rm w/12' ceiling, updated kit, lg fam rm w/WBFP. 1st flr office, lg master BR w/walk-in closet. Rec rm, huge park-like rear yard w/deck, patio + screened porch. Fenced rear yd. Frt sprinkler sys. Ex Condition! $339,000

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164 S. STANWOOD ROAD

Central Bexley, nicely renovated stone & shingle 2-story, charm + architectural integrity, natural woodwork, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, family room, sunroom, 2 wood burning fireplaces, 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1,769 SF, extensive landscaping, 2 patios, paver patio w/waterfall. $288,500

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945 KENWICK ROAD

Street presence! Totally renovated stone & aluminum Cape Cod ’03 to ’10. 4+ BR, 2.5 BA, 1,341 SF + newly fin LL ’07. Renovated kit ’93, liv rm w/WBFP, new LL BR, full BA, fam rm + exercise rm. New roof ’03 new wiring ’05, new 2.5 BA. Ext landscaping, fenced rear yard, covered patio. Renovated 1+ car garage + addl carport + 3rd park pad. $147,500

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155 N. ARDMORE ROAD

Street presence. N Bexley 2-story w/fam rm/mstr BR additon 1991. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2,355 SF, foyer, formal liv rm & din rm. Lg fam rm, updated kit 2010 w/newer appl’s, ceramic tile flr & Corian countertop, 1st flr laundry, lg mstr BR w/cathedral ceiling, lg mstr BA & walk-in closet, freshly painted interior. Ex N Bexley location. $319,000

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115 S. KELLNER ROAD

Excellent Central Eastmoor location, 3/4 acre lot, needs a lot of TLC but has a lot of potential, 1st floor master suite, 2,065 SF. Stone & Stucco Ranch, 3 Bedrooms & 2 1/2 baths, open floor plan, exposed hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, 1st floor laundry room, family room opens to patio. Being sold “AS IS”. $115,000. Listed by Helen Ricaurte.

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