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Council eyes infrastructure decisions Pump station, fiber-optic access needed for opening of business park east By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspaper With several new facilities scheduled to open this summer in New Albany’s business park east, village council was on the clock earlier this week to finalize components of the area’s infrastructure. One of the concerns included the installation of a pump station and an underground water system needed to fight fires in the area.

“There’s insufficient municipal water support in that part of the village of New Albany, not enough volume and pressure in the mains to supply that complex, given the size of the facilities out there and the sprinkler system requirements,” said Chief Dudley Wright of the Monroe Township Fire Department. New Albany’s business park east is along the east and west sides of Beech Road. The land north of state Route 161 in Licking County is served by the Monroe Township Fire Department.

Wright explained that the pump house would pull water from large ponds and run the water into a 16-inch underground water main that would provide water for sprinkler systems in the buildings and fire hydrants in the area. The municipal water system will be used to operate sinks and restroom facilities, he said. Wright said Columbus, which provides water service to the area through an agreement with New Albany, would have to build a water tower in the area at some point. But he said the pump

station and water system would suffice until that happens. “We’ve spent a lot of time down there during the construction process, doing daily inspections,” Wright said. “We anticipate there will be a demand more for EMS (emergency medical services) than fire, but we have good cooperation with our neighbors. If there’s a major emergency, several departments will respond.” The Plain Township Fire Department, with a station on U.S. Route 62 (John-

stown Road), would also be called when Monroe Township is dispatched to the area, Wright said. “We’d certainly like to address the travel distance with a fire station down there, but we would need a revenue stream to fund that,” Wright said. He said tax abatements granted to local companies building in business park east do not favor fire departments. Abatements reduce the amount of propSee INFRASTRUCTURE, page A2

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(Above) Eighth-grader Ethan Fox waits for his entrance on stage during a Feb. 10 rehearsal for New Albany Middle School’s production of “Oh, What a Tangled Web!” (Below) Jess Flowers (left) and Natalie Wotring rehearse for the play, which was the first production by middle school students in recent memory.

Middle school revives theater program By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers New Albany Middle School’s first theater production in several years was a one-act comedy that kept the audience laughing throughout the performance. “The whole thing is like crazy, confusing and funny and I love it,” said seventh-grader Alex Sines, one of the young actresses in “Oh, What a Tangled Web.” Eighth-grader Jordyn Fina, another of the eight cast members, agreed. “It is very, very out there,” she said. “It’s loud and it’s got a lot of different elements in it.” Director Sara Reichley, who is in her first year teaching Spanish at the middle school, said she had hoped to revive the school’s theater program when she came to New Albany last year. She said she hoped to start a theater program during her interview when she first saw the stage in the cafeteria. Principal Andy Culp said it has been awhile since the middle school had such a program. “It’s been at least five or six years since there’s been a middle school drama performance at New Albany Middle School of this nature, that rests outside of the school day,” he said. Even though the stage wasn’t used much outside of some community productions in the sum-

mer, Reichley didn’t forget about it. Her instincts about potential interest in theater “Three months ago in my Spanish class, we must have been right: About 70 students showed were doing an impromptu skit and the students up to audition for the play’s eight parts. were great,” Reichley said. “It was unbelievable,” Reichley said. “We had She said it reminded her of the stage and she 20 come back (for second readings).” asked administrators if the school could start a See THEATER PROGRAM, page A6 theater group.

The New Albany-Plain Local School District is conducting a phone survey to gauge the community’s perception of its performance. “Conducting a community survey has been an interest of the (school) board for some time,” said communications director Jeff Warner. “With the development of a new strategic plan and the hiring of a new superintendent, the timing is perfect.” Warner said the survey would start Feb. 17 and will involve asking a random sample of community members about their opinions on the strategic plan and how the district is performing in general. Other questions will involve such topics as academic performance, fiscal responsibility and diversity training. “This will provide us with a strong baseline of data, not only on our current performance but on their priorities for improvement, as well as their vision for the future,” said Superintendent April Domine. “This is critical data for planning priorities and strategic planning and it will guide us on how to move forward with the strategic plan.” The district’s strategic plan was developed last year with input from more than 130 local people, including a 38-member planning committee and 10 action teams that developed strategies for reaching the planning group’s objectives. Warner said the district is working with Columbus-based public-opinion research firm Saperstein Associates to complete the survey. Questions were developed by the board and Domine and the district’s leadership team added their input before the final questions were determined. The district is paying Saperstein Associates $15,000 for the project, which includes pre-testing and survey development, completing the survey, analyzing the data received and putting the data into a final report, WarnSee PHONE SURVEY, page A6

Organizers of local Special Olympics team off to a fast start By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers Several local parents and teachers are organizing a Special Olympics team for New Albany. “Special Olympics is a year-round ongoing program of training and athletic events for people aged 8 and older with intellectual disabilities or cognitive delays,” said Amy Thomas, one of the parents organizing the team.

To answer questions and explain more about the Special Olympics, Thomas has scheduled an information session for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23, at the New Albany branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Market Street. Thomas said her son, Matthew, has participated in Westerville’s Special Olympics program and when New Albany teacher Barry Ward suggested forming a local team, she responded. Ward is a wellness teacher and adapted phys-

ical education specialist for New Albany-Plain Local schools. “New Albany continues to have a growing population of adults and children with disabilities,” Ward said. “However, in a small community there are limited opportunities for participation in sport competition that is developmentally appropriate and specific for people with disabilities. “Some of New Albany’s residents with special needs currently have to trav-

el to other local communities to fulfill the desire to participate in sports programming. Having a Special Olympics program within New Albany will allow residents with disabilities the opportunity to participate and compete in sports within the community where they live.” Thomas concurs. “To have a local team can be the pride of a small town, plus it’s more convenient getting to practices and stuff,” she said.

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INFRASTRUCTURE Continued from page A1 erty taxes paid and fire departments collect money through levies based on property taxes, he said. The Monroe Township Fire Department is at the corner of Oregon Street and Route 62 in Johnstown, more than 6 miles away from the closest section of the business park. Scott McAfee, village communications director, said the first facility that will be completed in business park east is Accel Inc., which hopes to open on site in June. According to the company’s website, Accel “develops innovative packaging solutions” and works with clients on “merchandising, package engineering, contract manufacturing, inventory control, logistics and marketing and/or promotions.” Accel is consolidating its has offices in Lewis Center and a distribution center in Whitehall by constructing a 500,000-squarefoot building to house manufacturing, distribution, research and development and headquarter operations. The $20-million project is expected to create 25 jobs and retain 206 positions, according to information from the state. Last fall, village council approved a 10-year, 100-percent abatement on real property taxes for the company which could be extended another five years if the company meets certain criteria, including joining the New Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, partnering with a local group for sponsorship and connecting to the village’s BlueAlbany fiber-optic network within three to five years. The state’s job-creation tax authority also approved a 5-year, 45-percent credit against state taxes, valued at $133,381 over the term, and the Ohio Controlling Board approved a $25,000 Rapid Outreach Grant for the acquisition of new machinery and equipment. The state’s package requires Accel to maintain operations at the site for eight years. On Feb. 15, village council considered several pieces of legislation related to the business park east pump station.

One ordinance would allow the village to appropriate $100,000 for the pump station from the economic development fund. The economic development fund was created with revenue from income taxes collected in the various business parks in New Albany, McAfee said. He said 35 percent of the income-tax revenues goes to the village, 35 percent goes to the New Albany-Plain Local School District and the other 30 percent goes into the economic development fund. “These economic development funds are used to pay the minimum debt on past infrastructure projects within the business park and must be used for projects inside business park,” McAfee said. “The remainder stays in this fund and can be used to further pay down the debt of those past projects or pay for new infrastructure projects.” The village’s legislative report to council said the bids for the project came in at more than 10 percent over the village’s project estimate of $775,000. According to the report, “to complete the construction in time for Accel to use the pump facility for fire suppression, (the) administrator is requesting that council waive competitive bidding (in a separate resolution) and authorize him (the administrator) to renegotiate and execute an amended contract.” McAfee said there may not be time to rebid the project and get a new bidder “up to speed” to get the project done in time. “I think it would be very, very difficult, given the timeline we’re working with,” he said. The ordinance was proposed as emergency legislation that would waive the second reading and allow passage immediately. Council also had to consider the resolution to waive the competitive bidding requirements and allow village administrator Joseph Stefanov to contract with one of the entities that initially bid on the project. According to the legislative report, “should the village attempt to rebid the fire pump house through the formal process (of four weeks), it will be impossible to complete the project

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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. Only at a few times of year ED was the water LENTZ high enough to carry the great flatboats. And at that time the current was so swift that many boats were lost. 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 for one reason or another. But canals are expensive to build and costly to maintain. For that reason they are often built by governments and not by private enterprise. As the land across the Appalachian Mountains began to be settled after the American Rev-

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olution, men like Henry Clay began to argue that government should finance “internal improvements” like roads, canals and river work to “open the West” to commerce. And all of this should be financed by the federal government. Of course many people in the East were not thrilled with the idea that 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 representing Columbus, as well. As a member of the Canal Commission he personally supervised the construction of much of the canal. When the economic See AS IT WERE, page A5

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Professor lectures on ‘FDR’ to students, community By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers Students and adults in New Albany were able to hear a presentation by Jean Edward Smith of Marshall University this week when he visited New Albany High School and was the second guest speaker in the community lecture series at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts. “This is part of the sharing we do with the high school and part of a collaboration between education, entertainment and schools, even schools outside New Albany,” said Kristin Ferguson, marketing director for the McCoy center. Smith spoke to NAHS students on Feb. 14 and to adults at the official lecture at the McCoy center Feb. 15 about one of his latest books, “FDR.” Smith said Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president, practiced “liberalism without apology” and called his work a portrait of his life and career. “FDR was the most dominant political figure in the 20th century,” he said. Smith said his hope was to provide the highpoints of Roosevelt’s life in the time given him for both presentations. Smith is a professor of political science at Marshall University and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he worked for 35 years. He has written several other books and biographies on political individuals and is regularly asked to speak on different subjects, he said.

Smith was the second speaker in the McCoy center’s lecture series, organized with participation from local community members. The series features a variety of speakers to interest the community and provide an educational component for the local schools, Ferguson said. “It’s a treat for the students to have someone of that caliber speak to them,” Ferguson said. Two more lectures are scheduled. Robert Schuhl will present “American Politics at the Breaking Point” on March 22. Schmuhl is director of the John W. Gallivan Program of Journalism, Ethics and Democracy at the University of Notre Dame. The final lecture on Wednesday, April 20, will feature Clarence Jones, a writer and scholar who was Martin Luther King Jr.’s speechwriter and adviser. His presentation is titled “What Would Martin Say?” A previous lecture in January featured Thomas Jefferson impersonator William Barker and d Chappell, director of architectural and archaeological research with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Barker also visited classrooms in New Albany while he was in town. The lecture series is supported by the New Albany Community Foundation. Each presentation is held in Mershad Hall in the McCoy center, which seats about 130. Each lecture usually lasts between 45 and 50 minutes, which allows time for questions from the audience. lwince@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

Coming up Soroptimist International of Northeast SubTo add, remove or update a listing, e-mail urban Franklin County, an organization for editorial@thisweeknews.com. professional women, 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Mifflin Township Event Administrative Building, 155 Olde Ridenour Columbus Jewish Day School Open House, Road. 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays throughout February, Friends of Big Walnut Creek and Tribu150 E. Granville Road. Tour the facility, partictaries, 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month ipate in school activities and meet Gina Freeat 4991 Johnstown Road. Contact R.C. Bostard man. Contact Rebecca Gurk at 939-5311 or at (614) 470-9699. rgurk@cjds.org. New Albany Baseball and Softball Board, 7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Meetings Plain Township Fire Station, 9500 Johnstown The New Albany Chamber of Commerce Road. meets the third Thursday of each month. Visit Columbus Christian Writers Association, www.newalbanychamber.com for the meeting 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each time and location. To RSVP, call (614) 855-4400 month at the New Albany library branch, 200 or e-mail office@newalbanychamber.com. Market St. For more information, e-mail BarNew Albany Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Wednes- bara Taylor Sanders at BTSanders@columdays at Mia Cucina Restaurant, 5525 New Albany bus.rr.com or visit www.cwacolumbus.com. Road W. Business and professional leaders are New Albany Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6916 Ceninvited to attend. New Albany Communicators, a Toastmas- tral College Road. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and a meetters International Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and ing follows at 7 p.m. Call (614) 855-1973 for third Tuesdays of each month at Nazarene Church, more information. 6000 Johnstown Road. Contact Tammy O’Neill See COMING UP, page A5 at (614) 551-7146 or e-mail jtkoneill@gmail.com.

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AS IT WERE rors. 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 warehouses lined the waterfront. Factories, inexpensive housing and even less attractive taverns soon followed. The river, once clear and pristine, soon became little more than an open sewer and a place few people willingly visited for leisurely recreation. 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 within a few years, the canal began a long, slow decline. An attempt to revive the canal around the turn of the century was unsuccessful, as well.

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depression of the 1830s threatened Ohio’s ability to pay interest due on its canal bonds, Kelley would pledge his own Columbus 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. In 1860, a state arsenal — now the Cultural Arts Center — would be built next to the canal to permit easy movement of arms and ordnance in and out of the capital city. 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 five thousand people. Large numbers of travelers and immense quantities of freight arrived by both road and water and more than a few Columbus residents made their fortune in the new crossroads capital city. 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 Ed Lentz writes a history column cabins contained pictures and mir- for ThisWeek.

Government New Albany Planning Commission, 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St. New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St. New Albany Architectural Review Board, 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St. New Albany Village Council, 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St. Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St. Plain Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Plain Township Fire Station, 9500 Johnstown Road.

Support groups Grief Support Group, sponsored by Grace Brethren Church, meets one Tuesday a month in the conference room of the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. Call 891-2187. New Albany Alzheimer’s Support Group, 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at New Albany United Methodist Church, 20 S. Third St. Call 939-0350.

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THEATER PROGRAM Continued from page A1 The cast included Jess Flowers, Natalie Wotring, Josh Billings, Ethan Fox, Patrick Curley, Cameron Fachman, Fina and Sines. Assistant principal Steve Gehlert complimented the first production. “The kids were just incredible,” he said. “The production was so fluid on stage. “I know there’s a lot of buzz right now and a lot of excitement about it. Next year, the goal is to continue and even maybe do a couple of productions. Everyone’s really excited about it right now.” When she got her cast in place, Reichley said, she told the students they were like artists working on blank canvases. She said they paint every day, adding colors to the canvas and creating their characters. “Their canvases are filled now and they’re learning about themselves,” she said before the first performance. Assistant director and teacher Erin Garner said they had a variety of students involved with different experience levels. “Some had quite a bit of experience and some had never done a play before,” Garner said. “We had to remind the students that it is important to memorize lines, one of the basic principles of theater.”

Reichley said the young thespians improved in many facets. “It’s been unbelievable for me to see these kids,” she said. “When they first came to practice they were shy. As we’ve progressed, so have their grades and their characters.” “Oh, What A Tangled Web” is a story set in motion by a girl’s lie, which is told in the play’s first scene. The girl tells her sister’s boss that her sister died, which is why she won’t be able to come to work that night. When the boss shows up at the family’s home, he finds a grieving family but does not understand the family is grieving over a cat that recently died. The sister, meanwhile, had gone out with a boy. “There are a lot of different characters who work well together to make a very funny story,” Fina said. Performances were held Feb. 11 and 12 on stage at the middle school cafeteria, which was transformed into a house set by one of the crew’s parents, David Fachman. Reichley said Fachman donated the set and brought in a crew to set it up before final rehearsals. Several other students were involved in the production, with many working behind the scenes on audio and sounds and others producing promotional posters and programs for the show. “We found we could use their abilities, but they don’t have to

be on stage,” Garner said. Assistant director and teacher Sheri Brasseur also worked with the students to help them do their hair and makeup. Fox, an eighth-grader, said makeup was just one of the keys to making him look like a little old man to play his part. “I pretend I have dentures and use cracking voices,” Fox said after putting glasses low on his nose and squinting. No tickets were sold for the production. Instead, guests were encouraged to make a donation to support Southeast Inc., a Columbus-area mental health organization. Reichley said each production will benefit a community group and she said she hopes to continue the program with the small budget allotted by the district. “We plan on doing two oneacts (plays) a year … and also continue to plan on having a nice set, with a lot of students involved, a lot of parent involvement, refreshments every plan and always done (as a benefit) for an organization,” she said. Culp said there is a maximum supplemental budget of $580 that could be used for the middle school drama program. The budget for “Oh, What a Tangled Web” was $230. lwince@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

PHONE SURVEY Continued from page A1 er said. The survey is expected to take about 13 minutes. Warner said the survey questions may be used later to gauge the district’s performance and how the community’s perception of the district changes. “We need to understand what the perceptions of the community are and learn what their vision of the future and of the schools is, to lead us to prioritize our work in the future,” Domine said. Domine said using an outside source that specializes in surveys was important.

“This is a highly critical first step in truly knowing what the current community perception is in our strengths, our quality, our areas for improvement and what is essential to prioritize for the future,” Domine said. At the end of her first 90 days as superintendent, Domine said, she hopes to use the data, combined with more information she’s been collecting from students, staff and residents, to gain an accurate picture of the district’s status. She already has been meeting with student councils and members of the community and she plans to hold staff focus

groups in the near future. “We will be compiling the data from these surveys, along with data that we will be obtaining from our students and staff, to help us to set priorities and identify next steps as we work to implement our strategic plan,” she said. “Once we have completed our analysis of the data, we will report the findings to the board of education and post the information on our website so that you can be kept informed of our work and track our progress.” lwince@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

‘Hairspray’ 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.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Continued from page A1 we’ve had so far,” Thomas said. She said Ward promoted the team to teachers and a flyer was sent out to students in the district’s special education classes. The group also is working with New Albany Special Connections, a nonprofit organization formed in 2002 “dedicated to serving the population of children with special education needs from preschool through high school and their families” within the district,” according to its website. “People with disabilities often have more leisure time then their non-disabled peers,” Ward said. “Having a local Special Olympics program in New Albany is an opportunity for adults and children with disabilities to fill this leisure time in a way that helps them develop a variety of skills in an authentic setting.” New Albany Special Olympics is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization. Thomas said she has approached only one local organization to talk about donations: the New Albany Women’s Network (NAWN). “We will need donations to help with equipment and entrance fees for state events,” she said. The first state event is slated for June 24 to June 26 at The Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium and could cost the team up to $2,000. Thomas said that fees are $140 per athlete or coach and one coach is required for every three athletes.

“Initially, coaches and volunteers can make do with equipment from their own garage,” Thomas said. She said she would likely begin raising funds for equipment and fees for fall events, such as bowling and soccer. Thomas also has scheduled several local events that will not require entrance fees. Those include the Area 6 Regional at Denison University on May 1; the Columbus Classic at Whetstone High School on May 7; the Amanda-Clearcreek Special Olympics event May 14; the Delaware Invitational on June 4; and a dual meet at Westerville Central High School on June 8. “It’s fun for them and it gives them a chance to be part of a team,” Thomas said. “Special Olympics gives people with a disability a chance to be part of a team, to get involved in the community, and most importantly, to have fun while exercising.” Ward said being part of a local team “can help them (the participants) develop confidence and pride knowing that they live in a community that cares by providing opportunities specific for people with disabilities.” Thomas said she hopes to get the team involved in other local events, such as the Founders Day and Fourth of July parades. For more information, e-mail NASpecialOlympics@gmail.com. lwince@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

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The New Albany High School girls basketball team will face an evenly matched opponent when it opens play in the Division I district tournament. The Eagles, who went 12-8 in the regular season, are the 19th seed in the 42-team field. They will meet 20thseeded Dublin Jerome in a first-round game at Olentangy on Saturday, Feb. 19. The Celtics are 11-8 overall. The winner advances to play 12th-

seeded Hilliard Davidson or Groveport in the second round at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Olentangy. “It should be a pretty evenly played game, too,” New Albany coach Jamie Puryear said of the postseason opener. “I came away from the draw (meeting) fairly pleased with our spot on the bracket and the first matchup.” The Celtics dropped their final two games of the regular season, including a 40-36 overtime loss to Dublin Scioto on Feb. 11 as Kaitlin Miller scored 16 points. Like New Albany’s

Hannah Scipio, Miller leads her team in scoring as a sophomore. Miller’s 5foot-11 frame can present matchup problems on the perimeter. Jerome’s Sarah Auker, a 5-10 post player, scored 13 points and senior guard Brooke Carrel had 12 in a 5247 upset of Jonathan Alder on Feb. 7. The Pioneers are seeded fourth for the Division II district tournament. Jerome also has 6-2 Lindsay Rieland playing in the post. “They have some big kids who are good around the rim,” Puryear said.

“We’ll be working on block-out drills a lot in practice this week, and we’ll need to keep the basketball in front of us during the game. ... We’ve got several days to prepare and that’s a positive thing for both teams.” The Celtics also have a 49-44 win over OCC-Cardinal Division-champion Olentangy on Feb. 4 to their credit. That was their fourth victory in a fivegame winning streak that ended with a 35-31 loss to Marysville on Feb. 8. Jerome was 5-5 at one point in January. “I told the girls it’s not where you

start but where you finish,” Jerome coach Matt Martin said. Despite a 52-39 loss to Westerville North in the finale on Feb. 11, the Eagles won two of their final three games in the regular season. They defeated Big Walnut 41-31 on Feb. 8 and Delaware 54-41 on Feb. 11 to finish 10-4 and take third place in the OCCCapital behind Olentangy Orange (131) and Hilliard Bradley (12-2). Big Walnut went 9-5 to place fourth and See GIRLS, page B3

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League features tourney favorites I don’t see it happening this year, but it certainly would be no big surprise if all three Division I girls basketball district-champion trophies awarded March 5 at Olentangy Liberty High School go to members of the OCC-Ohio Division. That was the case a year ago when KURTIS Reynoldsburg, ADAMS Pickerington North and Gahanna emerged from their respective brackets to turn the regional at Otterbein into a de facto OCC-Ohio postseason tournament. The Raiders won it in classic March Madness style, too, stunning North 45-34 in the final as coach Dave Butcher lost to a Reynoldsburg team for the first time in his career. Now, the top-seeded Raiders are looking like a virtual lock in their bracket. They swept North during the regular season to capture their first OCC-Ohio title and show that last year’s upset was no fluke. Moreover, nobody from central Ohio has beaten them yet. North, meanwhile, is seeded fifth and is the second-lowest seeded team in its bracket behind third-seeded Olentangy Orange, which I think might be in over its head should the Pioneers advance to meet the Panthers in the final as the seedings indicate. Butcher has won seven consecutive district championships at North, 22 in a row overall and 24 in 27 seasons over the course of his career. There’s little reason to believe those streaks won’t continue, especially given that senior post player and Villanova-signee Kavunaa Edwards is one of the area’s best players right now. That brings us to the other bracket, where second-seeded Northland could be the team that eventually crashes the OCC-Ohio postseason party. Despite Northland’s 60-52 loss to Africentric in the City League championship game Feb. 12, there’s a lot to like about the Vikings, who finished 18-1 in the regular season. They have a group of proven scorers, veteran leadership and enough size on the baseline to thwart the challengers in their bracket, seventh-seeded Gahanna included. If the seedings hold, we’ll see Gahanna and eighth-seeded Newark clash in a district semifinal. Pay attention to that one because the future of the OCC-Ohio will be on display. Gahanna’s four sophomores, including point guard Quiera Lampkins, are playing key roles for the Lions, who might be 0-4 against Reynoldsburg and Pickerington North, but they are a combined 14-2 against everyone else. On the other bench, Newark has been rejuvenated by a bevy of promising underclassmen, including sophomore post player Paige Cashin and freshman shooting guard Maggie Mitchell. Newark also is 14-2

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Erikk Paakanen and the New Albany boys and girls swimming and diving teams will compete in the Division I district meet Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at Ohio State. The boys won a sectional title Feb. 12 at Thomas Worthington.

Swimming & Diving

Eagles better prepared for district By CORY STEGER

ished fourth at state in Division that finished 10th (1:38.51), while Alfonso, Gleason, David to advance only three relays and Huddle and Chase Honeycutt one individual to the Division I were disqualified in the 200 free state meet last season. relay. The girls 200 free relay Matt Gleason, a 2010 gradu- of Stephanie Jones, Fanny ate, was third at state in the 100 Mandy, Franciska Mandy and butterfly (50.71 seconds) and Haley McLellan finished ninth 12th in the 100 breaststroke (1:39.75) at state. (59.74). He also joined 2010 Coach Dave Wharton believes graduate Robert Huey and Alex the Eagles will have more sucAlfonso on the 200 medley relay cess this year.

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The New Albany High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams hope a second year of Division I competition will lead to more success at this weekend’s district meet at Ohio State. While the girls team was state runner-up and the boys team fin-

“At district, it’s deeper in Division I than it is in Division II,” Wharton said. “The competition is stronger, but we’ve competed against Division I schools all year long, so it’s not going to be a surprise to us. It won’t be a shock.” District gets started on Friday, Feb. 18, with Division I boys diving. Division I boys and girls swimming and Division I girls diving are Saturday, Feb. 19.

The top three finishers in each swimming event and the top four divers automatically advance to state Feb. 24-26 at Branin Natatorium in Canton. In addition, 11 at-large state berths for each swimming event will be awarded based on times statewide. “My objective for (the athSee SWIM, page B3

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Jalen Rhea and the New Albany boys basketball team conclude the regular season on Friday, Feb. 18, at Mount Vernon. The Eagles defeated the Yellow See ADAMS, page B3 Jackets 44-29 on Jan. 14.

The brackets for the Division I district tournament have been drawn up, but the New Albany High School boys basketball team isn’t ready to start thinking about the postseason just yet. The OCC-Capital Division-champion Eagles, who were voted the eighth seed in the 42-team tournament, still have to play their regular-season finale at Mount Vernon on Friday, Feb. 18. That concludes one of central Ohio’s most challenging schedules coming down the stretch. New Albany’s final three opponents were a combined 46-10 at the time of the draw meeting on Feb. 13. “If this doesn’t help get us ready for the tournament, I don’t know what will,” coach Sam Davis said after a 57-50 overtime loss at home on Feb. 11 to Delaware, which improved to 13-6 overall. “It’s a real gauntlet.” The Yellow Jackets, who are 15-4 overall, have won six consecutive games, including 68-54 over Ashland on Feb. 12. They’ll be out to avenge a 44-29 loss on Jan. 14 that ended their nine-game winning streak to open the season. The Eagles also played top-seeded Westerville South in a non-league game Feb. 15. The Wildcats entered the contest 180 and the Eagles were 15-3. “The teams we’re playing here at the end, it’s like the tournament’s already started,” senior guard Ryan Mayle said. “It’s

At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the New Albany boys basketball team: Feb. 1 — Defeated Westerville North 49-48. Nick Sosh scored 19 points to lead the Eagles, who posted their fourth victory by five or fewer points. *Feb. 4 — Def. Franklin Heights 53-28. Sam Krebs had 15 points while Sosh added 14 for the Eagles, who led 16-2 after the first quarter. *Feb. 8 — Def. Big Walnut 60-33. Ryan Mayle scored 16 points as the Eagles captured the outright OCC-Capital title and pushed their winning streak to five games. *Feb. 11 — Lost to Delaware 57-50 (OT). Mayle posted season highs in points (24) and 3-pointers (six). The Pacers opened overtime with a 7-0 run and outscored New Albany 17-10. The Eagles also got a pair of 3-pointers each from Sosh and Jalen Rhea, giving them 10 for the night and a combined 27 in four games. Feb. 15 — Played Westerville South *Feb. 18 — At Mount Vernon. The Eagles won the first-round game 44-29 on Jan. 14 and held the Yellow Jackets to a season-low point total. Feb. 26 — Newark or Worthington Kilbourne in second round of Division I district tournament, 6 p.m. at Heath Of note: The Eagles were 15-3 overall before Feb. 15 and are 12-1 in the OCC-Capital. *OCC-Capital game

good playing this kind of competition, though.” The Pacers pushed their conference winning streak to six games by defeating New Albany, which was trying to become the first team to go undefeated in See BOYS, page B2


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BOYS Mayle said the Eagles have learned something from their previous losses, which included a 61-51 setback against third-seeded Upper Arlington in a matchup of undefeated teams on Jan. 22 and a 51-49 setback against fifthseeded Pickerington North on Jan. 29.

Continued from page B1 OCC-Capital play since Dublin Scioto in a 10-game schedule in 2007-08. Delaware and Mount Vernon now share second place at 10-3 while Olentangy Orange is fourth at 9-4. The Eagles trailed Delaware 40-37 until Mayle knocked down the fifth of his six 3-pointers — from the right corner with 25.1 seconds remaining — to tie the game and complete the scoring in regulation. The Pacers opened overtime with a 7-0 run and outscored New Albany 17-10 in the period. “Going undefeated in a 14game (league) schedule is very tough,” said Davis, whose team is 12-1 in the OCC-Capital. “Our boys, they’re down right now as By David Yunker/ThisWeek you might imagine. Our job as a Tim Eldridge of Academy is surrounded by a trio of Licking Valley defenders during the host Vikings’ coaching staff is going to be to get 70-57 victory Feb. 12. them back up and ready to play.”

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It shouldn’t be too difficult for Columbus Academy girls basketball coach Heather Gepper to get her team motivated for its Division III district tournament opener. The eighth-seeded Vikings play MSL-Ohio Division foe Newark Catholic in the first round at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Dublin Scioto. The 16thseeded Green Wave swept the season series with Academy, winning 39-37 in the season opener on Dec. 2 and 43-33 on Jan. 14. “The girls know what kind of team Newark Catholic is,” Gepper said. “They’re actually pretty pumped to play them. It’s going to be a big rivalry between us. They’re actually really excited for it.” The winner will play Columbus School for Girls or Amanda-Clearcreek in the second round at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Granville. Academy enters the tournament at 12-8 overall and finished 7-7 in the MSL-Ohio, placing fifth behind co-champions Licking Valley and Granville (10-4) as well as Bexley (9-5) and Newark Catholic (8-6). Lakewood (5-9) was sixth, followed by Heath (4-10) and Whitehall (3-11). Guards Lauren Blair and Caroline Wollenberg, forward Andrea Spencer and post player Erin Sims lead Newark Catholic, which is 10-10. “We have to change up our press a little bit,” Gepper said. “What really killed us the last couple of times we played them was their post, so defending their post a little differently, mixing up our defenses and trying to speed the game up a little bit is what I’d like to do to try to change the outcome a little bit.” Academy enters the tournament looking to end a two-game losing streak. The Vikings lost to Columbus School for Girls 47-37 on Feb. 8 and lost to Bexley 53-37 on Feb. 11. Against Bexley, Erin Simmons scored 14 points and LaShaun Ransom scored 11. •The boys basketball team received the sixth seed in the Division III district tournament and plays Madison Plains in the first round at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Olentangy Orange. The Vikings were 12-5 overall and 8-4 in the MSL-Ohio before playing Lakewood on Feb. 15. Academy entered the week riding a three-game winning

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streak, including a 70-57 win over Licking Valley on Feb. 12. Zach Ratcliff led the Vikings with 17 points. Tim Eldridge was leading the Vikings in scoring through 17 games, averaging 13.1 points, followed by Ratcliff (12.9) and Daniel Aronowitz (12.6). Ratcliff was leading the team in rebounding, averaging 8.5. Madison Plains, a member of the South Central Ohio League, was 6-10 after beating Washington Court House Miami Trace 56-50 on Feb. 11. Key players for the Golden Eagles include Ryne Davis, James Henry and Garrett Dugger. “The two things that always mean the most is making some noise in the league and then trying to make some noise in the tournament,” Academy coach Christopher Jones said. •The bowling teams are preparing for their first sectional tournament. The Vikings will compete in a sectional on Friday, Feb. 18, at Eastland Lanes. The top six boys and girls teams and the

SWIMMING & DIVING Feb. 12 — Boys: Finished second (237 points) at Division II sectional at Columbus Academy behind Granville (283); Girls: Finished third (190) at Division II sectional at Academy, behind Granville (281) and Hartley (204) Feb. 18 — Division II district meet at Ohio State Below are the district qualifiers with sectional time and district seeds: BOYS — Brett Balasky: 100 back (58.84, fourth), 200 free (1:57.01, 13th); Mitchell Dreisbach: 500 free (5:43.38, 23rd); Andy Li: 100 breast (1:03.25, 26th); John Petrie: 50 free (24.12, 16th), 100 back (1:02.6, 11th); William Rosler: 100 free (47.93, first), 100 fly (53.07, first); Ben Sinvany: 100 breast (1:09.88, 15th), 200 IM (2:17.2, 11th); William Westwater: 50 free (22.93, sixth), 100 free (50.69, fifth); Conrad Wuorinen: 200 free (1:52.92, seventh), 100 fly (56.43, fifth); 200 free relay (1:31.38, first); 400 free relay (3:18.7, first); 200 medley relay (1:55.77, 16th) GIRLS — Abby Brown: 100 back (1:05.27, eighth), 100 fly (1:00.55, second); Lauren Burke: 100 free (57.95, ninth), 200 IM (2:20.79, fourth); Lauren Cullen: 100 back (1:06.8, 12th), 100 fly (1:02.74, ninth); Lexie Eagleson: 200 IM (2:45.58, 30th); Annie Lee: 100 free (58.3, 11th), 100 fly (1:04.92, 14th); Cami Mampieri: 50 free (27.75, 23rd), 100 breast (1:20.69, 18th); Maggie McGuire: 50 free (27.36, 16th); India Sherman: 50 free (26.38, fourth), 100 breast (1:10.63, fourth); Bekka Stahl: 50 free (27.66, 21st); Sarah Wilson: 500 free (5:29.82, sixth), 100 fly (1:02.21, sixth); 200 free relay (1:47.33, third); 400 free relay (3:54.34, third); 200 medley relay (1:55.55, second) WRESTLING Feb. 18-19 — Division III sectional at Madison Plains

top six individuals not on a qualifying boys or girls team advance to the district tournament on Feb. 26 at HP Lanes. The boys team finished 3-10 in the COHSBC-Central Division and the girls team finished 6-5. Christian Amland leads the boys team with a 140 game average, followed by Neel Koyawala (136), Victor Liu (129) and Hale Scheckelhoff and William Starkoff (124). Kristen Lampe leads the girls team with a 133 average, followed by Alyssa Rock (118) and Carolyn Vara (117). “I don’t know that any of us knew exactly what to expect in our first season,” coach Dan Olexio said. “You always hope for the best. Both teams learned a lot, grew a lot. There’s a good buzz around school about the bowling team. I wouldn’t be surprised if we have quite a few people come out for the team even above what came out this past year.” www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Columbus Academy boys basketball, girls basketball, bowling, swimming & diving, and wrestling teams: BOYS BASKETBALL *Feb. 8 — Defeated Granville 77-62 *Feb. 12 — Def. Licking Valley 70-57 *Feb. 15 — Played Lakewood *Feb. 18 — Home vs. Bexley. The Vikings lost to Bexley 76-72 on Jan. 21. Feb. 22 — Madison Plains in first round of Division III district tournament, 6 p.m. at Olentangy Orange. Winner plays Marion Pleasant in second round, 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Dublin Scioto. Of note: The Vikings were 12-5 overall and 8-4 in the MSL-Ohio before Feb. 15. GIRLS BASKETBALL *Feb. 7 — Def. Granville 49-46 Feb. 8 — Lost to Columbus School for Girls 47-37 *Feb. 11 — Lost to Bexley 53-37 Feb. 17 — Newark Catholic in first round of Division III district tournament, 6 p.m. at Scioto. Winner plays Amanda-Clearcreek or CSG in second round, 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Scioto. Of note: The Vikings are 12-8 overall and finished 7-7 in the MSL-Ohio. *MSL-Ohio game BOWLING *Feb. 2 — Boys: Lost to Beechcroft 1,668-1,486; Girls: Def. Beechcroft 1,605-1,173 Feb. 12 — Boys: Finished seventh (2,722) in eight-team MSL tournament, behind first-place Circleville (4,245); Girls: Finished sixth (2,437) in eight-team MSL tournament, behind first-place Whitehall (3,558) Feb. 18 — Sectional tournament at Eastland Lanes Of note: The boys finished 3-10 in the COHSBC-Central and the girls finished 6-5 in the COHSBC-Central. *COHSBC-Central match

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was followed by Delaware (68), Mount Vernon (3-11), Watkins Memorial (3-11) and Franklin Heights (0-14). Scipio finished strong. She had 20 points, seven assists and four steals against Big Walnut and 28 points with five assists and four steals against Delaware. She totaled 16 points with five assists and four steals against Westerville North. Scipio committed just two turnovers during that stretch, and she shot 58.8 percent from behind the 3point line (10 of 17). “She’s playing well at the right time,” Puryear said. “Our teams feed off her at both ends of the

floor.” Scipio totaled 28 points and senior Madi Miller matched that number in four postseason games a year ago as the Eagles advanced to a district final before losing 68-56 to top-seeded Pickerington North. They are seeking a fourth consecutive trip to a district champi-

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Below are the district qualifiers with sectional time and district seeds for the New Albany boys and girls swimming and diving teams: BOYS — Alex Alfonso: 50 free (21.87, second), 100 free (47.76, first); John Angell: 50 free (23.39, 17th), 100 free (52.04, 23rd); Cullen Challacombe: 200 free (1:52.77, 12th), 100 back (58.94, 16th); Chase Honeycutt: 100 fly (55.13, 10th), 500 free (4:57.92, fifth); David Huddle: 200 free (1:47.67, sixth), 100 fly (54.63, fifth); Frederick Jenny: 100 free (49.78, eighth), 100 breast (1:03.64, eighth); Brendan Murphy: 200 IM (2:14.01, 29th); Erikk Paakanen: 100 breast (1:06.94, 26th); Phillip Smoyer: 50

letes at district) is to make it to the next level,” Wharton said. “If they’re swimming fast on top of that, then that’s gravy.” The athletes are on the same page, Alfonso said. “I’m hoping to place in the top two in both the 50 (freestyle) and the 100 free,” he said. “I’d also like to see our 200 free relay and 400 free relay win, and I’m fairly confident we can do that.” New Albany enters district off a solid performance at sectional Feb. 12 at Thomas Worthington. The boys won with 238 points, ahead of Thomas (195) and Olentangy Liberty (163). The girls finished third (148) behind champion Thomas (194) and Liberty (173). The top two finishers in each event automatically qualified for district, and there were 26 atlarge berths for each event based on times from other sectionals. Alfonso went into sectional hoping to set personal records by breaking 48 seconds in the 100 free and 22 seconds in the 50 free. He won the 100 free in 47.76, breaking the meet record of 48.27 set by Gahanna’s Pat Adkins in 1999. Alfonso finished the 50 free in 21.87, topping the previous meet

record of 21.98 set by Dublin Coffman’s Brian Oldham in 1999. But he placed second in the event behind Thomas Worthington’s Sam Reeder, who also bested Oldham’s mark by finishing in 21.78. Alfonso, Frederick Jenny, Honeycutt and Huddle won the 200 free relay (1:29.54) by breaking Coffman’s 1999 meet record of 1:30.99. “I was really pleased with how I swam, and how the team swam today,” Alfonso said. “I wanted to go sub-22 (seconds) in the 50 (free) and sub-48 (seconds) in the 100 (free), and I did that. So yeah, it was a really great day.” Other winners for the boys were Huddle in the 100 fly (54.63), Honeycutt in the 500 free

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free (23.84, 27th); Corey Ziegler: 100 back (58.4, 15th); 200 medley relay (1:44.05, fourth); 200 free relay (1:29.54, second); 400 free relay (3:17.43, third) GIRLS — Olivia Barnes: 200 IM (2:16.7, eighth), 100 back (1:03.32, 17th); Elly Gleason: 50 free (25.53, 11th), 100 free (56.75, 16th); Lindsey Guth: 50 free (26.74, 27th), 100 free (58.04, 29th); Amanda Jenny: 200 free (2:13.03, 28th); Stephanie Jones: 50 free (24.97, fourth), 100 free (55.06, eighth); Haley McLellan: 200 free (2:02.76, 10th), 500 free (5:29.47, ninth); 200 medley relay (2:03.5, 19th); 200 free relay (1:42.19, fourth); 400 free relay (3:46.27, seventh)

(4:57.92) and the 200 medley relay of John Angell, Cullen Challacombe, Honeycutt and Erikk Paakanen (1:44.05). Huddle was second in the 200 free (1:47.67), and the 400 free relay of Alfonso, Challacombe, Jenny and Huddle was second (3:17.43). Stephanie Jones won the 50 free (24.97) and joined Olivia Barnes, Elly Gleason and Haley McLellan on the winning 200 free relay (1:42.19). McLellan placed second in the 200 free (2:02.76) and Barnes was second in the 200 individual medley (2:16.70). “I thought the girls did really well,” Wharton said. “We had some swims from some girls that we hadn’t seen before, time-wise.” www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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combined to take 12 of the past 15 regional berths, with Dublin Coffman standing as the lone exception as it won district titles from 2007-09. Current members of the OCC-Ohio also swept the district championships in 2006 when Pickerington North, Gahanna and Pickerington Central won their respective brackets. Central captured the first of four consecutive district titles that season, and a stable of young guards coming up through its program tells me a similar run could be forthcoming. I don’t see that happening this year, but the route to Otterbein will run through the OCCOhio nonetheless.

when losses to North and Reynoldsburg are subtracted from the equation. That isn’t to say Reynoldsburg is going anywhere anytime soon, either. The Raiders start only one senior, and the rapid development of sophomores such as Destini Cooper and Alyssa Rice gives Reynoldsburg plenty of staying power. “It’s great to be young and good,” Newark coach J.R. Shumate said recently. “(Raiders coach) Jack (Purtell) has got it figured out.” In fact, the overall youth I see in the OCCOhio tells me that the league will continue to be showcased at the local regional for years to come. There’s history to consider, too. Under the cur- kadams@thisweeknews.com rent alignment, teams from the OCC-Ohio have www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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onship game. “We’re quite a bit younger than we were going to the tounament last year,” Puryear said. “But we won two of our last three games, so we’ve got something to build on.”

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Classic Georgian-Palladian Home steps from the Golf Course, NACC & Market Street shopping. 6,333 SF finished in this 6 BR, 6.1 BA home. 4-car garage. 3 FP. Marble & Brazilian Cherry floors. LG kitchen w/new appliances. Finished LL. Wine locker w/150+ bottle wine storage.

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

Architecturally beautiful home sited on a 1.12 acre lot with direct views of Lambton Parks multi-acre green space. 8,000+ SF finished in this 5 BR, 5.3 bath home. Finished in a refreshing cosmopolitan style w/an open floor plan. Outdoor entertaining spaces. Warm Owners suite with 2nd floor viewing deck. Cooks Kitchen

Builder owned home in perfect condition. 4 BR, 4.5 bath home w/finished lower level. New paint, new carpet, wood floors on entire 1st floor, vaulted owners suite, kitchen w/stainless appliances, eat-in island & granite tops. 1st floor laundry. Large terrace perfect for entertaining. Extra 2-car garage can be built.

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

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

Offered at $1,645,800 Alan Hinson @ 348-8000

Offered at $429,800 Alan Hinson @ 348-8000

HOOVER RESERVOIR HOMESITE

UPPER FENWAY Beautiful lot in upper Fenway. Close stroll to two parks, market street shops, schools. Exc condition, original owner, Bob Webb built. Fantastic screen porch w/2nd level veranda. Huge MB w/sitting area, deluxe bath & incredible closet! Great kitchen w/granite, SS appl, open to 2-story great rm! Owner licensed in Ohio.

FIRE SALE PRICES!!! MAKE OFFERS NOW!!!

ACKERLY PARK

Fantastic lakefront lot on Hoover. Hard to find gorgeous trees and water. This private cul-de-sac located conveniently to Westerville, New Albany and Polaris. Trees galore and plenty of topo for walk-out basement. Hoover sailing club at the end of the street. Bring your own Architect for awesome building opportunity.

Offered at $250,000 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

Offered at $449,000 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

2009 BIA Development of the Year! Magic 4-car garage/ carriage suite on incredible one acre lot. Five beautiful home sites remaining! Private cul-de-sac neighborhood in Gahanna secluded yet close to all amenities. Enjoy views of ponds, woods and wildlife. Price dropped from $325,000 to $179,000

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

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

Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

BEXLEY

EDGE OF WOODS

UPPER CLIVDON

CLINTONVILLE

No detail overlooked in this complete 2001 renovation. Enjoy the character and detail of an old house with all of the technology of a new house. Breath-taking oversized lot with complete privacy. Potential live in apartment over detached garage and amazing master suite and upstairs study.

Enjoys premium site on NACC golf course nestled in quiet gated Edge of Woods enclave. Features inc 1st flr MBR, lovely formal DR w/butler pantry, lg GR w/FP & wall of windows, 2 BRs up w/private BAs, & finished LL. Oversized brick paver patio overlooking the fairway & lots of shade & privacy! Walk to dinner at NACC!

Great opportunity to build on one of the last premier lots in New Albany. Wonderful golf course views in Upper Clivdon neighborhood. Call today for additional information!!

Cutest House in Clintonville! Lots of upgrds - updatd kitchen w/new counters, sink & SS appl’s, great brzway off kitchen, deep shelvg in MBR clsts, new clset orgnzrs, 2nd lvl blcny/deck, freshly painted interior, new glass blck bsmt wndws, lg frnt porch w/new stone garden bed,deck & patio & large fncd backyard, well-maintained!

Offered at $2,900,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $1,095,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $450,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $259,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

FENWAY

FENWAY

RURAL NEW ALBANY LOT

LAMBTON PARK

NEW PRICE! Stunning brick Georgian sits beautifully on wooded lot! W/over 6,500 SF, this amazing home has an open floor plan, huge GR, morning rm, study & LR. Lg granite kit & 2 spacious dining areas. Wonderful owners retreat plus 3 addt’l BRs on 2nd flr & carriage ste w/BA. Finished LL w/bar & BA. Private backyard!

Prestigious cul-de-sac location, private wooded lot, open flr plan, Just North of New Albany. A beautiful lot for a amazing finishes - 10' ceils, deep crown molding, floating wonderful home! staircase. Large gourmet kit w/new appl’s; Hdwd flrs just refinished; Luxurious mstr suite w/new marble mstr BA & large dressing rm; LL has wet bar, media rm, rec rm, exercise rm, bath w/both steam and sauna; Large brick patio w/lovely water feature. Plans available for possible carriage suite. Agent owned.

Stately, commanding, yet warm & welcoming, this amazing residence is resplendent w/ sumptuous details. Mic de Guilu designed kitchen, French paver flooring & antique elements, English & French fixtures, saltwater pool ,spa & pavilion, attached & detached garage w/full apt. See attached virtual tour.

Offered at $914,900 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

Offered at $849,900 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

Offered at $2,750,000 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

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Offered at $159,900 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

M. Kate & Tony Thomas

Alan Hinson

Jane Kessler Lennox

Jean Lesnick

Janice Moorehead

Mark Neff

614-348-8000

614-939-8938

614-537-5376

614-260-2883

614-402-8929

614-939-1234

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