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February 17, 2011

HER plans move to downtown site By CANDY BROOKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers HER Realtors plans to move into one of Worthington’s most historic downtown buildings. The company has been located at 6902 N. High St. for many years. It has received city approval to occupy the northern two-thirds of the former Curio Cabinet space at 681 High St. The space has been vacant for several

years. It is located in the Kilbourne commercial building, which is believed to be the oldest commercial building in Ohio in continuous commercial use. Currently zoned for downtown commercial use, it has served a wide variety of uses since Worthington founder James Kilbourne built it in 1808 as his home and offices for his survey business. It has also been the offices of the Western Intelligencer, the area’s first newspa-

per; a funeral home; the Worthington Hotel; and many shops. Unlike other downtown shops, the building does not have large storefront windows, making it a hard sell for most retailers. The city would not like to see the original double-hung windows changed, said city development coordinator Lynda Bitar. Such changes are not planned by HER. With that in mind, and because HER will probably bring much-needed foot

traffic downtown, the Municipal Planning Commission approved a conditional-use permit on Feb. 10. Initially 20 people – three employees and 17 agents – will work out of the office. An additional 10 agents are expected to be added during the next two years, according to a letter to the city from Ron Hildebrand of Real Living HER. On average, there will be eight to 12 people present at any time, he said. Client and walk-in traffic will vary, but likely

will average 10 people per day, he said. Private parking is available behind the building and overflow parking is located immediately to the west in the public lot. Retail space of 1,300 square feet will remain on the south side of the building. The old HER building, which is located directly behind the PNC Bank at 6900 N. High St., will be razed and a new Primrose School built on the site. cbrooks@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

A number of private school students may miss the bus

A TASTE OF SCANDINAVIA

By CANDY BROOKS

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Dancers perform Scandinavian dances during the annual Worthington International Friendship Association dinner at the Worthington Presbyterian Church on Feb. 11. In addition to the costumed Scandinavian dancers, the celebration featured Scandinavian dishes.

City to fix leaking windows at entrance to community center By CANDY BROOKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The city will spend more than $400,000 to fix the leaking, peeling, crumbling entry pavilion at the Worthington Community Center. Though the community center addition is only eight years old, the unsightly problem became visible several years ago. Worthington City Council hired an architectural firm to study the problem and recommend and design a solution. On Monday night, council voted to move ahead with bidding on the contract to do the actual work. DLZ of Worthington has designed what it believes will be a solution to the problems, which also extend to the windows of the

A rendering of the new entrance to the Worthington Community Center.

game room and large exercise DLZ estimates the work will the problem, council has also room at the center, as well as the cost $370,000. DLZ is being paid struggled with questions of why main problem in the two-story, $54,500 for its work. See CENTER, page A2 glass entryway. Besides seeking a solution to

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The Worthington Schools will attempt to save $214,000 a year by no longer busing 43 students to ten private schools. The Worthington Board of Education on Monday heartily endorsed a recommendation from administrator George Joseph and transportation director George Sontag. Several board members called the recommendation a “no-brainer.” The actual recommendation is to no longer provide transportation to private and charter school for fewer than ten students. Currently, the district pays $221,674 annually to bus such students. In one case, one student is bused to one school at a cost of $10,918 a year. The district also buses two students each to two schools, and four to seven students to seven schools. The state reimburses the district with $7,654 a year, total. The problem is, the district is not sure the state will buy the district’s argument that it is impractical to bus those students. Once the parents of these students are notified of the district’s plans, they can choose to accept an annual payment of $178 a year to provide their own transportation, or they may appeal the decision to the Ohio Department of Education. If an appeal is made, the district must continue to bus the children until a decision is made. And no one is sure what the state may decide. “This is a very, very unchartered area, we don’t know where it will lead,” Sontag said.

Currently, the district pays $221,674 annually to bus such students. In one case, one student is bused to one school at a cost of $10,918 a year.

Board president Marc Schare asked why the limit was ten, suggesting the district might want to look at stopping the costly busing of even more private and charter school students. “It is irresponsible to not go forward,” he said. The district is studying ways to save money as recommended in the state audit that was done last year. Besides cutting back on private school busing, Joseph and Sontag are exploring the idea of adjusting the starting times of two elementary schools, which could save as much as $100,000 a year. Also being explored is changing bus routes to all schools. Board policy requires the transportation of all elementary and middle school students who live more than 1.5 miles from school. But 473 elementary and middle school students who live within that limit are bused to school. At the high school level, 159 students are bused who live within the district limit of two miles. No changes will be made until conditions are investigated in each case, Joseph said. Board member Julie Keegan complimented the work of Joseph and Sontag. “You’ve done a great job using the information to help the district make changes,” she said.

Couple charged in theft of copper downspouts By CANDY BROOKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers A couple has been arrested in connection with the theft of copper downspouts from a Worthington church and a nearby home. Richard Jesse James, 29, and Jeannette Brooke Phillips, 23, were each

charged with one count of receiving stolen property, a level five felony. Police have no current addresses for either of the suspects, who they say are boyfriend and girlfriend. James’ charge is connected to the theft on Feb. 4 from St. Michael Church, 5750 N. High St. Phillips is charged with the theft of

downspout on the same date or the next day from a house in the 100 block of West Southington Avenue, about three blocks from the church. More charges may be pending, since police in Worthington as well as Columbus, Upper Arlington and Bexley are investigating similar thefts. The most recent downspout theft

occurred overnight on Feb. 7 from an insurance company at 5760 N. High St. Two sets of footprints were found in the snow where $600 worth of copper downspout had been stolen. “We have three cases we’re looking at,” said Worthington detective Mark Marshall. “Are they the suspects in all three? Probably.”

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ARB approves ‘back room’ sign for Rivage By CANDY BROOKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers Worthington’s newest downtown restaurant will welcome back-door customers. The Worthington Architectural Review Board on Feb. 10 approved an awning and sign over the rear door of Rivage Atlantique. The new restaurant, which owner Brett Holland said he hopes to have ready to open next month, is located at 652 High St., in the former Caffe Daniela site. The rear door is located next to the public parking lot off East New England Avenue. The sign will say “The Back Room at Rivage Atlantique.” A bar will be located in the rear portion of the restaurant, which will feature seafood served in the style of New England and the south Atlantic low country. Also at the Feb. 10 meeting, the ARB approved an 800 square-foot addition to the home at 849 Oxford Street. Several neighbors objected to the addition, which will include a small addition on the front and a larger one on the rear of the home. The current one-car garage will be converted to

storage and living space; an addition on the north side of the house will be removed to make way for a new driveway leading to a new garage, which will be part of the rear addition. Neighbors expressed concern about proposed projecting bay windows on the rear addition, possible drainage problems, the future of several large trees, and materials that will be used in construction. “I don’t see that type of architecture on a window anywhere in Worthington,” said Michael McVey, 101 W. Clearview Ave. Applicants are Brian McGarry and Alli Gentile, who purchased the home in August. The vote was 4-0, with Jo Rogers, Amy Lloyd, Mikel Coulter, and Richard Hunter voting yes. The other three ARB members were not present. Also approved by the ARB were: • New signs for the convenience store at the BP station, 7141 N. High St., which will become a Duke & Duchess Shoppe; • A fence built in May 2010 around the rear yard at 897 Morning St. • An addition of a screened porch and rear foyer at 117 W. South St. cbrooks@thisweeknews.com

CENTER Continued from page A1 the problems occurred at the center, where the addition was built in 2002. On the advice of counsel, it decided not to pursue legal action. The architect for the addition, including the striking entrance, was Moody Nolan. The contractor was Apex/M&P from Blacklick. DLZ architect Doug Moody said he believed the problem was the large number of joints, connections and places where water could infiltrate the walls of windows. His company’s solution includes fewer joints. A “curtainwall system” similar to those used in high-rise buildings will be installed, he said. The contractor will water-test the system during construction

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THEFT Continued from page A1 From the house on West Southington, five downspouts were removed. The estimated value is $500. When the couple scrapped some of the metal, they put down the license plate of the vehicle used during the theft and the woman gave her name, and even her fingerprint. According to Worthington Lt. Michael Dougherty, the pair acts as a kind of Bonnie and Clyde team during daytime thefts. She knocks on the door and, if no one is home, he immediately tears down the downspouts. Besides copper downspouts, thieves in recent months have also taken many catalytic converters from vehicles and air conditioning units from homes and businesses. In each case, the items are sold for scrap. Often, the money goes to support a drug habit, Marshall said.

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Program promotes CSA This year, why buy your fruits and vegetables from California and beyond when you can get a wider selection – that’s more nutritious and delicious – from an area farm? We’ve all heard about the three R’s and other proplanet practices, but what most of us don’t realize is that the process of getting our food to the dining room table is an environmental backbreaker. Food cultivation, production, transportation and storage, not to mention retail procedures, are inefficient and expensive. Enter community supported agriculture (CSA). For the past two decades, CSA has become a popular way for the public to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here’s what happens: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Consumers purchase a share (also called a “membership” or “subscription”) and are entitled to a weekly allotment of produce throughout the farming season. The arrangement is a win-win for farmers and subscribers. The former get payment early in the season, which helps with the farm’s cash flow, and they can complete some marketing chores in advance, before their long days of fieldwork begin. Subscribers get produce that’s fresher, healthier and tastier than anything purchased in a supermar-

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ket — as well as the opportunity to get to know the farmer growing their food. The idea is simple, but its impact has been profound. In some areas of the U.S., the demand exceeds the number of CSA farms to fill it. Because the government does not track CSAs, an official count is not available. But LocalHarvest, an online database of CSAs nationwide, had over 3,500 CSA farms registered with its website, LocalHarvest.org, in 2010. The organization’s website states that when it was founded in 2008, only 557 CSAs registered. You can get answers about CSA straight from the farmer’s mouth by attending the library’s upcoming program, “Find Your CSA Here.” Scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 1), it will feature representatives from a number of local farms – including Marysville’s Wayward Seed Farms – who will be on hand to discuss CSA basics and what each offers members. The session will start at 1 p.m. at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St. Hillary Kline is communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.

program begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Worthington Park Library. • Text Me, a new book discussion group for teens, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, to talk about Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Parttime Indian.” Next month’s meeting is planned for March 21; the selected title is Marjane Satrapi’s “The Complete Persepolis.” Both discussions will be held at Northwest Library. • Adults can bring their lunch for Strange & Twisted Tales, a “storytime” series for adults. Each program starts at noon at Old Worthington Library. Feb. 22: “Big Rage” by Margo Lanagan. March 29: “The Werewolf” and “The ErlKing,” both by Angela Carter. • At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, noted restaurateur and sustainability advocate Liz Lessner will be joined by representatives of Fresh Box Catering and Cause Impact to discuss social entrepreneurship and how it’s changing business and our lives. The program will be held at Old Worthington Library. • The Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group will discuss Helen Simonson’s “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Old Worthington Library.

Neighbors in the news Woods featured in OWS exhibit Gloria Woods of northwest Columbus is a featured artist in the Ohio Watercolor Society’s traveling exhibition. The exhibit will be on view at various locations in Ohio throughout 2011. For a schedule, visit www.ohiowatercolorsociety.com.

Worthington native places first Samantha Craig of Worthington, along with a team from Ohio University’s College of Engineering and Technology, placed first in the Institute of Navigation’s first robotic snowplow competition, held in St. Paul, Minn. Craig and her teammates beat competitors from five other teams and also received top honors for best design presentation. The team received a $2,500 check for its first-place finish and $500 for best design. Craig and her teammates, or Team MACS (Monocular Autonomously Controlled Snowplow), began work on their robot last summer. Team MACS plans to use the award money for their studies and to fund future competitions.

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This 1908 photo shows the Columbus Lateral Canal near the West Main Street locks. Beginning June 12, 1908, the area was covered over and converted into a playground.

LENTZ Continued from page A4

As it were

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 was the water high enough to carry the

great flatboats. And at that time the current was so swift that many boats were lost. The pioneer settleED ments of central Ohio were LENTZ 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 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 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. See LENTZ, page A5

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Library news The following programs are offered by Worthington Libraries. Old Worthington Library is at 820 High St., Northwest Library is at 2280 Hard Road and Worthington Park Library is at 1389 Worthington Centre Drive. Call (614) 807-2626. • The next installment in the Increasing Biodiversity in Suburbia series will focus on gardening for birds, including recommendations on appropriate food and nesting sites. The session will start at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 17) at the Griswold Center, 777 High St. • At the beginning of each Art of the Story program, participants will find out the month’s featured story, which they must retell using only the supplies provided. This month’s program begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, at Northwest Library. • During Old Worthington Library’s upcoming program, Find Your CSA Here, representatives of a number of local farms will be on hand to discuss Community Supported Agriculture basics and what each CSA offers members. The session begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. • During Let It Snow, teens can take on their friends during an indoor snowball fight and discuss new winter books, plus make snow cones and mini snow globes. The

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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. Factories, inexpensive housing and even less attractive taverns and other amusements 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 in a few years, the canal began a long, slow decline. An attempt to revive the canal was unsuccessful.

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 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 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 cap- Ed Lentz writes a history column tured the imagination of the city. for ThisWeek.

The Worthington Griswold Center, 777 High St., offers programs for people who are retired or are age 55 and older. Activities for Feb. 17 through Feb. 23: • Thursday — Open Wii Play, 8 a.m.; e-mail 1 and 2, 9 a.m.; Ski Outing at Snow Trails, 9 a.m.; Bear Hugs, 10 a.m.; Strength Class, 10:15 a.m.; Pilates-Based Mat Work, 11:15 a.m.; Double Deck Pinochle, noon; Beginning Line Dance, 12:15 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:15 p.m.; Watercolor: Exciting Paintings, 1 p.m.; Chair Volleyball, 1:15 p.m.; Widowhood Support, 2 p.m.; Table Tennis, 3:15 p.m.; TW Dinner Theatre—“My Fair Lady,” 4:45 p.m.; Increasing Biodiversity in Suburbia, 7 p.m. • Friday — AARP Tax Assistance, 8 a.m.; Fit-Stik and Tubing, 8:15 a.m.; Fun and Fitness, 9:15 a.m.; Eat Better/Feel Better, 10 a.m.; Chess Club, 10 a.m.; Strength Class, 10:15 a.m.; Hatha Yoga, 10:30 a.m.; Balance and Flex, 11:15 a.m.; Soup on Fridays, noon; Stroke Support, noon; Spanish for All Levels, 1 p.m.; Bunco Party, 1 p.m.; Pool and Darts, 1 p.m.; Harmonaires entertain at Heritage Day Health, 1 p.m., Love in the

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Afternoon, 2:30 p.m.; Table Tennis, 3 p.m. • Saturday — Worthington Farmers Market, 10 a.m. • Monday — Griswold Center closed for President’s Day. • Tuesday — Art at the Griswold, 8:15 a.m.; New Attitude, 9:15 a.m.; Play Reading, 10 a.m.; Strength Class, 10:15 a.m.; Current Events W and F, 11 a.m.; Zumba, 11:15 a.m.; Circuit Training, 11:15 a.m.; Adventures in Writing, 1 p.m.; Table Tennis, 1:15 p.m.; Speaking French, 1:30 p.m.; Advanced Line Dance, 5 p.m.; Card Part y, 5:30 p.m.; Colored Pencils, 6 p.m.; Belly Dancing, 6:30 p.m.; Card Party, 7 p.m. • Wednesday — Registration open. Walking, 8:30 a.m.; Pool and Darts, 9 a.m.; Fun and Fitness, 9:15 a.m.; Shopping at Kroger, 9:45 a.m.; Knit Wits, 10 a.m.; Easy Line Dance, 10:15 a.m.; Intermediate Line Dance, 10:45 a.m.; Chair Yoga, 11 a.m.; Open Painting, 11:30 a.m.; Amazing Race Detour, 11:30 a.m.; African American Women Civil War, 12:30 p.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Texas Hold ’Em, 1 p.m.; Theatre Class, 1:45 p.m.

The following programs, classes and events are offered by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, 777 Evening St. The MAC is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday and until 9 p.m. Thursdays. Building admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.mcconnellarts.org or call 431-0329. • “Effects of Time: Mike Salrin,” “Coming Home to Roost: Marty Shuter,” “Childish Issues: Evelyn Davis” and “Dance in Motion: Stephanie Matthews” are on view through March 6. Salrin’s photography aims to document the beauty in rusted metal, peeling paint or the grime of an empty warehouse. Shuter will present a lighthearted look at chickens through ceramic sculptures. Davis will feature mixed-media works examining the symbiotic relationship of childhood and adulthood. Matthews is a photographer of dance and movement who practices what she calls “emotionbased” photography. • The MAC writers group meets every other Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The next meeting is

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• Overnight on Feb. 6 in the 800 block of Robbins Way, a garage door was left open. Vehicles were ransacked and a snow blower was stolen. • On Feb. 8 at 8:30 a.m., police were called on a report of three intoxicated students at Thomas Worthington High School. They admitted smoking marijuana before school. They were suspended, but no charges were filed. • On Feb. 8 at 2 p.m., two people were arrested for stealing a shopping cart at CVS, 918 High St. • On Feb. 8 between 8 and 9:30 p.m., a GPS was stolen from a vehicle in the 400 block of East Wilson Bridge Road. • On Feb. 9 between 4:30 and 9:45 p.m. at Thomas Worthington High School, a purse was stolen from a gym floor. • On Feb. 10 between 1:30

Thomas Worthington will present “My Fair Lady” at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 in the Hottenroth Auditorium. Pictured are cast members Candice Kight (Eliza Doolittle) and Dane Kirk (Henry Higgins).

TWHS to stage ‘My Fair Lady’ Thomas Worthington High School Theatre Repertory will present “My Fair Lady” at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 in the school’s Hottenroth Auditorium, 300 W. Granville Road. The show is directed by Bronwynn Hopton, who is assisted by student directors Emma Crowe, Emily Utsler, Emma Mayhood and David Aspery. Choreography assistance was provided by Hillery and Myvonwynn Hopton.

Featured in the cast are Candice Kight as Eliza Doolittle, Dane Kirk as Henry Higgins, Zach Tarantelli as Colonel Hugh Pickering, Ellie Rodgers as Mrs. Pearce, Warren Smith as Alfred P. Doolittle and Lea Vander Molen as Mrs. Higgins. The production will include a 38-piece live orchestra rehearsed by Doug Wright and conducted by Ryan Alexis. Russ Blain designed the lighting and David Hopton designed the Higgins Library. Tickets are $8 at the door.

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and 3 p.m., items were stolen from a vehicle parked at the fishing access, 600 W. Wilson Bridge Road. • On Feb. 10, a woman reported that her daughter was being bullied by other students at Kilbourne Middle School. • On Feb. 10 between 5 and 8:10 p.m., luggage was stolen from a vehicle at the Holiday Inn, 7007 N. High St. • On Feb. 10 between 3:50 and 4 p.m. at Worthingway Middle School, 6625 Guyer St., a phone was stolen from a locker. • On Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. at BP, 7141 N. High St., a man purchased three 20-ounce beers and drank them on the lot. He begged money from customers, became belligerent, and refused to leave. Police arrested the 28-year-old Columbus man and charged him with disorderly conduct and open container.

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The Thomas Worthington and Worthington Kilbourne high school boys basketball teams will be seeking community bragging rights on Friday, Feb. 18, when the squads meet at Kilbourne in an OCC-Central Division rematch. The Cardinals beat Kilbourne 49-40 on Jan. 14 to take a 6-2 lead in the alltime series, but the Wolves are looking to beat Thomas for the third time in four games, after sweeping the Car-

dinals last season. “We both want bragging rights, so this rivalry means everything,” Thomas senior center David Herbst said. “We beat them earlier this year, but this will be the last game against each other for all of the seniors, so it’s really important to us.” Even more importantly, both squads are trying to gain a boost in momentum and confidence in their last regularseason game before the Division I district tournament. The Cardinals open district play

against Briggs on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Worthington Christian Middle School, while the Wolves open against Newark on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Hilliard Bradley. “A win in this game would be a big momentum booster, so we can go into the tournament on a good note,” Kilbourne senior guard Austin Parker said. “This is our senior night and we don’t want to end our season with a loss to our biggest rival.” The Cardinals will try to exploit their height advantage by passing the ball

inside to post players Jordan Cowgill (6-foot-10) and Herbst (6-8). In the first meeting, Cowgill scored 18 points and sparked his squad in the third quarter when Thomas outscored Kilbourne 13-5 to take a 31-22 lead. Herbst had eight rebounds and six points. Leading Thomas in scoring average through 17 games were Cowgill (11.4), Julian Henderson (9.4), Will Hill (7.2), D.J. Lightfoot (7.2) and Herbst (5.5). “We’re the only team in our division of the OCC with two towers like this, so we want to get the ball inside be-

cause they’ve done a good job of scoring or kicking the ball back out to open players on the perimeter when other teams double down on them,” Cardinals junior guard Wes Lindenmuth said. “Kilbourne plays tough defense, but we’ve got to stay composed and not lose our cool under pressure. We need to run what we want to run.” Parker said it’s crucial that 6-7 senior post players Jack Burian and Kevin Carey stay out of foul trouble so they See BOYS, page B2

Girls Basketball

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Trenton Harper is among many Thomas Worthington swimmers who will compete in the Division I boys and girls district meets Feb. 18-19 at Ohio State.

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Reeder leads Cardinals into district By PAUL BATTERSON ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Sam Reeder has gotten to know New Albany swimmer Alex Alfonso’s style very well this season. At the Division I district meet on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Ohio State, the Thomas Worthington High School senior wants to apply what he’s learned. Reeder is seeded first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of

21.78 seconds while Alfonso is second (21.87). In the 100 free, Alfonso is first (47.76) and Reeder (48.22) is second. “It was really fun racing against Alfonso,” Reeder said of Worthington boys sectional meet on Feb. 12. “He and I have been racing against each other in the 50 and 100 free (all season). We’re going to be racing against each other next week and most likely again at states.”

Swimmers must finish in the top three at district to automatically qualify for the Division I state meet Feb. 24-26 at Canton’s Branin Natatorium. Additionally, 11 at-large bids in each event are given out statewide based on time. Reeder said every time he looks over into the next lane, he expects to see Alfonso. “I know he is going to be a challenge for me the rest of the

way,” Reeder said. “He’s more of a distance guy. He’s really strong in that back 50 and I kind of fell apart there (at sectional). “It’s like any time you go against someone over and over and over again, you kind of get a feel for how he’s going to race.” Fittingly, the Eagles and Cardinals were neck-and-neck at sectional. New Albany scored 238 points to edge Thomas (195) while Kilbourne was seventh (96).

The Cardinals won the girls meet with 194 points while the Wolves failed to score. The Thomas boys had 11 individuals qualify for district in 18 events and advanced all three of their relays. Thomas is sixth in both the 200 medley relay (1:45.1) and the 200 free relay (1:33.11) and eighth in the 400 free relay (3:25.95). Joining ReedSee SWIMMING, page B3

Worthington Christian Roundup

Boys team looking to make long tourney run By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Despite having its first losing record under coach Kevin Weakley a year ago, the Worthington Christian High School boys basketball team advanced to a district final for the seventh consecutive season. Can the Warriors follow a similar regular-season path to success in this year’s Division III district tournament? That question likely was on the minds of coaches throughout the seeding meeting on Feb. 13. Worthington Christian, which received the 15th seed for the 25-team district tournament, will open the postseason against Johnstown at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Olentangy Orange. The Warriors would play fourth-seeded North Union on Feb. 26 if they beat the Johnnies, and sixth-seeded Columbus Academy or No. 7 Marion Pleasant likely would be looming in a district semifinal. Most importantly for the Warriors is that they seem to be playing better as the tournament approaches. After losing four in a row to drop to 5-10, Worthington Christian had its best offensive performance while beating Grove City Christian 86-57 on Feb. 8 and then followed with wins over Berne Union (50-34 on Feb. 10) and Ready (56-51 on Feb. 11). “I think there are several good teams in Division III and there really aren’t any great teams,” said Weakley, who took

over the program in 2000-01. “If they’re playing well at the right time, a lot of teams can win the district this year. If we’re playing well at the end of the season, we know we can put ourselves in position again.” Worthington Christian’s late-season surge has been aided by a recent philosophical change on offense. Sophomore Addison Taylor Jr. and junior Kyle Wade have received increased playing time, and each has contributed. Against Grove City Christian, Taylor scored 12 points to complement a 17-point showing from Matt Fredrick that included five 3-pointers. The Warriors have added more screening and set plays to create more opportunities for spot-up jump shots. “What we’ve found is that our strength is not using the dribble to create offense, which has been the staple of our system for the last 15 years,” Weakley said. “We’re trying to adjust and have a more structured offense. We’re trying to be flexible with the skill sets we have, and it’s taken us a little while. In the past we’ve used dribbling to try to get to the basket, but we’re trying to set the ball up at the top and run screen action.” Junior Brooks Weygandt is the Warriors’ leader in scoring average at 11 points and Fredrick is averaging nine points. That duo has continued to lead the way offensively in Worthington Christian’s new of-

By Chris Parker/ThisWeek

The Thomas Worthington High School girls basketball team is in the midst of a 12-day layoff between games. The Cardinals, who concluded the regular season with a 5132 loss to Central Crossing on Feb. 11 to drop to 12-7 overall, have a bye in the first round of the Division I district tournament and will play eighth-seeded Newark or Hilliard Darby in the second round at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Olentangy. “(The wait) gets us out of our normal rhythm, but it also gives us time to physically and mentally prepare for the upcoming tournament,” coach Laurie Barr said. “We have some things we need to get better at, so I’d say it’s an advantage.” Newark lost to Pickerington North 53-38 on Feb. 12 to drop to 14-6. The Wildcats won seven of their final nine regular-season games. Among the top players for Newark are Paige Cashin, Reed Huffman, Maggie Mitchell and Chelsea Steen. Through 18 games, Cashin was shooting 60.1 percent from the field and Mitchell was shooting 52 percent from the field and 49.4 percent from behind the 3-point line. Huffman and Steen were among the area leaders in assists, averaging 4.5 and 4.4, respectively. “They’re well-coached and play together as a team,” Barr said of Newark. “Cashin is a solid post player. Once she moves inside, she’s hard to stop. Mitchell is a great freshman guard and they have a couple of good guards to go along with her.” The Cardinals played Darby twice in OCC-Central Division play, defeating the Panthers 5932 on Jan. 3 and 62-40 on Feb. 8. The Panthers closed the regular season with a 42-29 win over Westland on Feb. 11 to improve to 4-16. “Darby’s getting better,” Barr said. “They’re young, but they’re improving from where they were when we played them at the beginning of the season.” Thomas finished 9-5 in the OCC-Central to place fourth, behind Upper Arlington (13-1), Dublin Coffman (11-3) and Hilliard Davidson (10-4), and ahead of Worthington Kilbourne (5-9), Central Crossing (5-9), Darby (3-11) and Westland (0-14). “We’re coming together as a team,” Barr said. “We’ve improved on some fundamental things defensively. The effort has always been there, but we’re making reads quicker and playing solid defense for longer periods of time.” •Kilbourne plays Olentangy Liberty in the first round of the district tournament at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Hamilton Township. The winner plays fifth-seeded Pickerington North or Franklin Heights in the second round at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Hamilton Township.

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GIRLS Africentric’s Raven Ferguson 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.

Visit ThisWeekSPORTS.com for complete coverage of central Ohio high school basketball. Throughout the week, Hoop It Up offers previews of top games, recaps of great performances, polls, slideshows, videos and player features on Top stories the more than 150 boys and Boys Basketball: Westerville girls basketball teams in ThisWeekSPORTS.com’s South is setting its sights on the postseason after earning coverage area. the top seed in the Division I district tournament Feb. 13. Top games Girls Basketball: Reynoldsburg’s best regular season in GAMES OF THE WEEK BOYS: Northland vs. Walnut program history is now comRidge, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, plete. Next up: The Raiders’ Feb. 19, at Columbus East. quest for a Division I state title. Hockey: Liberty became the This is the City League chamfirst team outside Dublin to pionship game. GIRLS: District tournament win the Blue Jackets Cup. Commentary: Mr. High games are under way. School Sports, Larry Larson, Top performances profiles Will McKinney’s Africentric girls basketball team, which has become a local and BOYS Olentangy Liberty’s Jake statewide powerhouse in eight Bischoff scored seven of his seasons. game-high 27 points during overtime as the Patriots edged Quotable Beechcroft 55-54 in a non“I went to the net hard, like league game Feb. 12. Liberty improved to 13-6 with the we’re taught to do, and when I saw the puck sitting there in victory.

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the crease, my eyes got huge like dinner plates, and all I had to do was tap it in.” — Liberty’s Jimmy Ruska, who scored the game-winning goal in the championship game of the Blue Jackets Cup on Feb. 13.

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Continued from page B1 will be available to defend and rebound against the Cardinals’ post players. Burian got into early foul trouble in the first meeting and spent much of the game on the bench. “If we stay out of foul trouble it will really help because our (post players) are good enough to play with their big guys,” Parker said. “We’ll have Connor Dahn for the whole game and that will help because he got a concussion in the first game against Thomas.” Leading Kilbourne in scoring average are Parker (12.1), Dahn (8.3), Burian (6.9), Brian Hanks (6.3) and Blake Collins (6.1). Burian said the Wolves must do a better job of getting the ball to and setting screens for Parker in the rematch, as they are 82 in games in which he has scored 12 or more points and 09 when he has scored 10 or fewer points. “I don’t think they should be able to have an answer for Austin, because he’s such a good athlete and scorer,” Burian said. “We’ve got to get him the ball and let him make plays.” Herbst said Lightfoot and Henderson will take turns guarding Parker. Henderson had 11 rebounds, five points and played solid defense against Parker in the first meeting. Parker, who was averaging 12.5 points entering the game, scored only seven points. “D.J. or Julian will guard Parker,” Herbst said. “They held him down the last time and we’ll need them to do it again.” Burian said Thomas’fans made a difference in the first meeting and he’s hoping the Wolves’fans will have an equally big impact on the game at Kilbourne.

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Below are recent results and coming schedules for the Kilbourne and Thomas boys basketball teams: KILBOURNE *Feb. 8 — Defeated Central Crossing 66-40. Blake Collins scored 16 points and Austin Parker scored 12 points. *Feb. 11 — Lost to Dublin Coffman 63-40. Parker scored 10 points. Feb. 12 — Lost to Pickerington North 51-45. Connor Dahn scored 17 points and Jack Burian scored 11 points. *Feb. 18 — Home vs. Thomas Feb. 23 — Newark in first round of Division I district tournament, 6 p.m. at Hilliard Bradley. Winner plays eighthseeded New Albany in second round, 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Heath. Winner plays in district semifinal, 11:45 a.m. March 5 at Fairgrounds Coliseum. Of note: The Wolves are 8-11 overall and 5-8 in the OCC-Central.

THOMAS *Feb. 8 — Def. Hilliard Darby 42-39. Jordan Cowgill scored 15 points. *Feb. 11 — Def. Central Crossing 6644. Will Hill had 13 points and seven assists. Julian Henderson scored 13 points. Feb. 14 — Def. Olentangy Orange 5137. Cowgill scored 22 points. Feb. 15 — Played Jonathan Alder *Feb. 18 — At Kilbourne Feb. 22 — Briggs in first round of Division I district tournament, 8 p.m. at Worthington Christian Middle School. Winner plays third-seeded Upper Arlington in second round, 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Bradley. Winner plays in district semifinal, 2:30 p.m. March 5 at Fairgrounds. Of note: The Cardinals were 12-6 overall before Feb. 15 and are 8-5 in the OCC-Central. *OCC-Central game

points as Newark defeated Logan 52-33 on Feb. 12 to improve to 12-7 heading into its regularseason finale on Friday, Feb. 18, at Lancaster. “If we play hard, I think we’ll have a shot,” Souder said. “Defensively, we’ve been there most nights. We’ve just got to get our offense going. It’s that old saying, ‘When you shoot good, you look good.’” Thomas’ tournament opponent, Briggs, beat Beechcroft 59-51 on Feb. 11 to improve to 8-11 heading into its regularseason finale against Whetstone on Feb. 15. Charles Harvison scored 19 points and Julian Muse added 15 for Briggs against Beechcroft. Lindenmuth said the Cardinals will focus on playing strong defense in the tournament. “Our coaches are buckling down and we’re working hard at stepping up our defense because the tournament is about to start, and you need to play good defense to win tournament games,” Lindenmuth said. ablankenship@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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Continued from page B1 Since 2005, Kilbourne and Liberty have combined for just two tournament wins, with the Wolves defeating Watkins Memorial 3831 in 2008 and the Patriots defeating Darby 36-35 in 2005. “It’s going to be an interesting match-up,” coach Steve Palmer said. “They’re long and tall and there are going to be times when we’ll have our guards on their posts. It’s going to come down to who can win those matchups.” Liberty lost to Ready 41-38 on Feb. 12 to fall to 4-16. It was the Patriots’ fourth loss in a row. However, the Patriots have been playing better in recent weeks. They defeated 13th-seeded Westerville North 38-37 on Feb. 4 and lost to Olentangy, the top-seed in Division II, 57-55 in overtime on Jan. 28. Liberty had lost to Olentangy 72-31 on Dec. 18 and had lost to North

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Cardinals, Wolves earn OCC championships By AARON BLANKENSHIP ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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The Thomas Worthington High School gymnastics team has been ranked second behind DeSales in the area coaches poll for most of the season, even though the Cardinals posted the highest team score in the area (135.6 points) in a win over Upper Arlington on Jan. 27. Therefore, the Cardinals are looking to make a statement when they face the Stallions at the district meet on Feb. 26 at Worthington Kilbourne. “We’ve been voted second in the coaches poll, but we want to prove everybody wrong by beating DeSales and winning a district title,” senior Kristi Fahy said. At district, the top three teams will advance to the team state meet on March 4 at Hilliard Bradley. The top eight individuals in each event will qualify for the individual state meet on March 5 at Bradley. Last year, Thomas finished second (133.375) at district behind DeSales (135.325) and qualified for state for the first time since 1997. “We’ve had some good team scores, but so far we haven’t hit in all four events in the same meet,” coach Marci Skeen said. “If we can hit in all four events, I think we’ll do very well.” The Cardinals scored 133.575 points to win the OCC-Ohio Division meet on Feb. 12 at Kilbourne ahead of Olentangy (132.55), Dublin Coffman (130.2), Hilliard Darby (129.6), Grove City (128.95) and Upper Arlington (120.675). Thomas finished first in the OCC-Ohio with a 5-0 record, ahead of Darby (4-1), Olentangy (3-2), Coffman (2-3), Grove City (1-4) and Upper Arlington (0-5). “This was a tough OCC meet,

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Kilbourne and Thomas Worthington gymnastics teams: KILBOURNE Feb. 12 — Finished first (134.975) in OCC-Central Division meet ahead of Olentangy Liberty (128.775), Delaware (121.6), Dublin Scioto (109.625), Hilliard Davidson (108.125) and Westland (70.5) Feb. 17 — Home vs. Olentangy Orange and Thomas Feb. 26 — District meet at home THOMAS Feb. 12 — Finished first (133.575) in OCC-Ohio Division meet ahead of Olentangy (132.55), Dublin Coffman (130.2), Hilliard Darby (129.6), Grove City (128.95) and Upper Arlington (120.675) Feb. 17 — At Kilbourne with Olentangy Orange Feb. 26 — District meet at Kilbourne

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Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Kilbourne and Thomas girls basketball teams: KILBOURNE *Feb. 8 — Defeated Central Crossing 43-41. Mary Francis Gardner had 14 points. *Feb. 11 — Lost to Dublin Coffman 55-39. Olivia Zimmerman had 10 points. Feb. 17 — Olentangy Liberty in first round of Division I district tournament, 8 p.m. at Hamilton Township. Winner faces Pickerington North or Franklin Heights in second round, 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at Hamilton Township. Winner plays in district semifinal, 6 p.m. March 1 at Hamilton Township.

64-25 on Dec. 21. Part of the reason for the Patriots’ improvement has been the return of senior forward Allyson VanGundy, who missed six games with an ACL tear in her left knee. “VanGundy is not driving to the rim like she used to, but she’s still a huge part of their team,” Palmer said. “She’s a warrior, coming back from an ACL tear and playing the way she is. She’s

Of note: The Wolves are 10-10 overall and finished 5-9 (tied for fifth) in the OCC-Central. THOMAS *Feb. 8 — Def. Hilliard Darby 62-40. Frannie Frazier had 26 points and Whitney Miller scored 12. *Feb. 11 — Lost to Central Crossing 51-32. Frazier had 10 points. Feb. 23 — Newark or Hilliard Darby in second round of Division I district tournament, 6 p.m. at Olentangy. Winner plays in district semifinal, 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Liberty. Of note: The Cardinals are 12-7 overall and finished 9-5 (fourth) in the OCCCentral. *OCC-Central game

battle-tested and she’s going to try to will her team to a win.” The Wolves, who fell to 10-10 with a 55-39 loss to Coffman on Feb. 11, have not played Pickerington North or Franklin Heights this season. North finished the regular season 15-5 and Franklin Heights finished 1-19. pbatterson@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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(109.625), Hilliard Davidson (108.125) and Westland (70.5). The Wolves finished with a 50 record to capture a second consecutive OCC-Central title, ahead of Liberty (4-1), Delaware (3-2), Davidson (2-3), Scioto (1-4) and Westland (0-5). “This was our best team score of the year,” coach Cindy Fushimi said. “This wasn’t easy because Olentangy Liberty has been doing really well lately, and everybody’s team scores have been improving. Our scores on bars, vault and floor were good, and beam wasn’t terrible, but we could’ve done better.” Erica Rodriguez placed first on vault (8.9), bars (8.725), beam (9.225), floor (9.05) and all-around (35.9). Stephanie Keller was second on vault (8.75), fourth all-around (32.65), fifth on floor (8.8) and sixth on beam (7.9). Celeste Fushimi-Karns finished third on bars (8.15), fourth on vault (8.35) and fifth on beam (8.075) and all-around (32.525). Selena Fushimi-Karns placed third on floor (8.95) and all-around (33.225), fourth on beam (8.175) and fifth on vault (8.3). Erin Knickerbocker was third on beam (8.425). “Everyone who needed to hit did their very best and helped us win,” Selena Fushimi-Karns said. Kilbourne finished third (133.3) at district a year ago to qualify for state for the first time since 2000. “We haven’t hit that 135 mark yet, like DeSales and Thomas have, but we’ve been close behind them,” coach Fushimi said. “A lot of teams are vying for those top three spots and it’s a toss-up really. It’s hard to have a perfect meet. ... We need to eliminate mistakes, because each fall is a half-point.”

so it’s a big accomplishment,” senior Paige Conant said. “I’m happy with how I did on beam, because it’s the first time I’ve had the highest (balance beam) score on my team all year. Winning OCC is important, but the most important meet is still to come, because performing well at district is what gets you to state.” Kacie Washburn placed second on vault (8.675), Leah Carloni tied for second on uneven bars (8.55), Tatiana Diaz-Packard finished fifth on bars (8.15) and Conant placed sixth on beam (8.3). Anna Glover tied for fourth on the floor exercise (9.0) and was sixth in the all-around (33.225). “A lot of people contributed to this,” senior Carli Schartman said. “We want to continue to have meets like we had here, but we can still do better. There’s always room for improvement.” •Kilbourne scored 134.975 points to win the OCC-Central meet on Feb. 12 at home ahead of Olentangy Liberty (128.775), ablankenship@thisweeknews.com Delaware (121.6), Dublin Scioto www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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“It was a whole different game at Thomas, because their gym seems dark and their students packed the gym and were loud,” Burian said. “I want our fans to take it to heart that they were out-cheered by Thomas’ crowd in the first game, so they should challenge themselves to be louder and more obnoxious than Thomas’ fans when we play them at our place.” Thomas coach Bob Miller is optimistic that the Cardinals’ fans will make the short drive to Kilbourne to help nullify the Wolves’ home-court advantage. “We always get great support from our student body and that helps us,” Miller said. “I think it’s going to be very loud on both sides of the bleachers when we play at their place. It’s always a great environment for a high school basketball game when we play Kilbourne.” Against Newark in the tournament, Kilbourne coach Tom Souder said it will be crucial for his offense to patiently work for open shots. Junior guard Devon Ash scored 14 points and 6-4 senior center Bret Woolard scored 13

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Liberty wins Blue Jackets Cup despite penalties By AARON BLANKENSHIP and SCOTT HENNEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Olentangy Liberty High School hockey coach Jack Hoogeveen felt like his team had to stay out of the penalty box to beat Dublin Coffman in the Blue Jackets Cup final Feb. 13 at the Dispatch Ice Haus. He could only smile and shake his head after the second-seeded Patriots racked up 10 penalties leading to nine power-play opportunities for the fourthseeded Shamrocks, but still managed to earn a 3-2 victory. The Patriots improved to 23-8-1 overall and became the first team outside of Dublin to win the Blue Jackets Cup. Coffman, which dropped to 21-8-1, won Blue Jackets Cup titles in 2004, ’05 and ’09, while Dublin Jerome won in ’06, ’07, ’08 and ’10. “When we’re five-on-five we can play with anybody, so we talked about avoiding selfish penalties and staying out of the box,” Hoogeveen said. “I thought there was no way we could win if we gave up that many power plays, because Coffman has a good power play and a lot of good scorers. But our penalty-kill units grinded it out, and our goalie gave us a chance to win.” Junior goaltender Eddie Arcy had 33 saves and didn’t give up a goal during two five-on-three Coffman power plays in the first period.

SWIMMING Continued from page B1 er in the top 10 are Trenton Harper, who is 10th in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.86), and Philip Mueller, who is seeded 10th in the 500 free (5:17.28). The girls team has three swimmers and all three relays seeded in the top 10. Claudia Doyle, who placed fifth in the 100 backstroke (57.40) at state last year, is seeded second in the 100 back (58.99) and fifth in the 50 free (24.89), while Maren Reeder is third (1:09.02) and Julia Valentine is seeded fifth (1:09.41) in the 100 breaststroke. The Cardinals are ranked third in the 200 medley relay (1:52.23), fourth in the 400 free relay (3:44.54) and ninth in the 200 free relay (1:44.49). •The sectional brought home the message to Kilbourne distance swimmer Keeler Callahan that even in a long race, little things can make a difference. Callahan edged New Albany’s David Huddle by .32 of a second to win the 200 free (1:47.35) and placed second in 4:58.01 in the 500 free, .09 of a second behind the Eagles’ Chase Honeycutt (4:57.92). “I felt really good in the 200

WARRIORS Continued from page B1 fensive setup, with senior point guard Josh Petrel taking on a critical role in moving the ball. Junior Luke Rettstatt also has contributed significantly of late. “Brooks Weygandt, who is obviously our leading scorer, works best coming off screens in the 15-foot area,” Weakley said. “Luke Rettstatt is really good at coming off screens. Luke spent a lot of time in the offseason getting better but wasn’t quite there at the beginning of the season. We’ve also had two (junior varsity) players who have really energized us in Addison Taylor, a sophomore, and Kyle Wade, who’s a junior.” •The girls basketball team entered the Division IV district tournament hoping it could use its athleticism to its advantage. The Warriors, who earned the second seed at the drawing Feb. 6, opened the postseason Feb. 16 against Grove City Christian at Granville. If Worthington Christian beat the Eagles, it will play in a thirdround game at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 against sixth-seeded Tree of Life or Danville at Westerville North. The Warriors beat Tree of Life 46-41 on Feb. 3, as Kelsey Morgan scored 13 points, Allie Custer had eight points and Stacy Hecker and Audrey Rettstatt each added seven.

Arcy’s tournament included 13 saves in a 3-0 win over seventh-seeded Olentangy Orange on Feb. 10 and 14 saves during a 3-2 win over sixth-seeded Upper Arlington in a semifinal on Feb. 11. “The toughest saves were in the first period during those five-on-threes,” Arcy said. “It felt like they were constantly in our zone and we couldn’t get into a groove, so I just tried to keep us within a goal to give our team a chance to win this game.” Coffman scored its first goal during a Liberty power play midway through the second period when Kevin Putnam stole the puck, skated the length of the ice and beat Arcy one-on-one. Liberty’s Ethan Hollingsworth scored off an assist from Robert Koehler early in the third period to tie the game, before Sam O’Brien scored on a fouron-three power play to put Coffman ahead 2-1 with 10 minutes, 2 seconds remaining. O’Brien was assisted by Gregory Strine and Matt Smith. Smith returned to play in the tournament after missing the previous 15 games with a broken wrist. The Shamrocks’ forward line of O’Brien, Putnam and Ian Flinders was effective throughout the tournament, scoring six goals in Coffman’s 10-3 win over fifth-seeded St. Charles on Feb. 10 and both goals in its 2-1 semifinal win over top-seeded Jerome on Feb. 11. “Our first line is tough to contain, because those guys have so much creativity and skill,” said Coffman assis-

At a glance Below are the results of each round of the Blue Jackets Cup, which was held Feb. 10, 11 and 13 at the Dispatch Ice Haus, Chiller North and Ice Works: Feb. 10 — Olentangy Liberty defeated Olentangy Orange 3-0; Dublin Coffman def. St. Charles 10-3; Dublin Jerome def. Olentangy 62; Upper Arlington def. Cincinnati Moeller 5-2 Feb. 11 — Liberty def. Upper Arlington 3-2 and Coffman def. Jerome 2-1 in semifinals; Olentangy def. St. Charles 4-3 and Moeller def. Orange 2-1 (OT) in consolation games Feb. 13 — Liberty def. Coffman 3-2 in final

tant coach Scott Adamick, who filled in as head coach for Perry Pooley, who was coaching his son’s youth club hockey team in a tournament in Montreal. “We played well and had our chances. Look at the number of power plays we had that we didn’t capitalize on, especially with the two-man advantage. It’s do-or-die in those situations and when you don’t score on power plays, most of the time it comes back to bite you. But give credit to their goaltender, because he played phenomenal.” The Patriots tied the game at 2 less than three minutes after O’Brien’s goal when Koehler fired a shot off goaltender Nathan Schuman’s pads and Kyle Horner knocked the loose puck into an open portion of the net. With only 28.4 seconds left, Schuman saved a shot by Christopher Bergamesca only to have Jimmy Ruska poke the puck through the goaltender’s

At a glance Below are the district qualifiers with sectional time and district seeds for the Kilbourne and Thomas boys and girls swimming teams: KILBOURNE BOYS Keeler Callahan: 200 free (1:47.35, fourth), 500 free (4:58.01, sixth); Mitchell Guist: 100 back (59.96, 19th), 200 IM (2:11.92, 25th); Riku Kaida: 100 back (58.95, 17th), 200 IM (2:12.13, 27th); Matt Lacey: 100 back (1:01.33, 21st), 100 fly (58.81, 23rd); Conor Lemmon: 200 free (2:00.1, 28th), 500 free (5:18.44, 25th); Ryan Wiet: 50 free (23.93, 29th), 100 free (52.3, 27th); Jake Wood: 200 free (1:54.74, 19th), 500 free (5:17.76, 24th); 200 medley relay (1:49.69, 14th); 200 free relay (1:40.34, 19th); 400 free relay (3:35.12, 14th) KILBOURNE GIRLS 400 free relay (4:21.61, 24th) THOMAS BOYS Michael Allison: 100 breast (1:04.81, 16th); Edgar Caraballo: 200 free (1:53.41, 15th); Jesus Caraballo: 50 free (23.49, 20th), 100 free (51.82, 21st); George Doyle: 100 breast (1:07.32, 30th), 200 IM (2:08.9, 17th); Trenton Harper: 100 breast

free,” said Callahan, the only Kilbourne swimmer seeded in the top 10. “I was down by a body length in the third 50 and came back to win it. It was not my best time, but I was happy with it. “Sectionals aren’t too big of a deal. I just keep swimming hard in practice even though we’re going down in yardage.” Kilbourne advanced seven boys

(1:03.86, 10th), 200 IM (2:05.16, 12th); Philip Mueller: 500 free (5:17.28, 10th), 200 IM (2:10.19, 20th); Matt Reed: 100 breast (1:05.57, 20th); Sam Reeder: 50 free (21.78, first), 100 free (48.22, second); Adam Wolf: 200 free (1:54.25, 17th), 500 free (5:17.28, 22nd); Michael Wolf: 200 free (2:01.21, 29th); Mason Zurvochak: 100 back (58.4, 14th), 100 fly (57.8, 19th); 200 medley relay (1:45.1, sixth); 200 free relay (1:33.11, sixth); 400 free relay (3:25.95, eighth) THOMAS GIRLS Katie Allison: 50 free (26.05, 14th); Carly Davis: 100 free (56.29, 13th), 200 free (2:02.86, 11th); Claudia Doyle: 50 free (24.89, fifth), 100 back (58.99, second); Abby Jank: 100 free (56.61, 14th), 200 free (2:03.77, 13th); Cassandra Laios: 200 free (2:06.08, 17th); Maren Reeder: 500 free (5:36.09, 15th), 100 breast (1:09.02, third); Julia Valentine: 100 breast (1:09.41, fifth), 100 fly (1:03.21, 16th); 200 medley relay (1:52.23, third); 200 free relay (1:44.49, ninth); 400 free relay (3:44.54, fourth)

to district. All of them will be swimming in two events. Additionally, all three of the Wolves’ relays advanced. The only team to advance for the Kilbourne girls was the 400 free relay, which is seeded 24th in 4:21.61. pbatterson@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Worthington Christian boys basketball, girls basketball and boys bowling teams: BOYS BASKETBALL Feb. 8 — Defeated Grove City Christian 86-57. Matt Fredrick made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points for the Warriors. Feb. 10 — Def. Berne Union 50-34. Brooks Weygandt had 21 points to lead the Warriors, who outscored the Rockets 19-9 in the fourth quarter. Feb. 11 — Def. Ready 56-51. Addison Taylor scored 13 points and Josh Petrel added 11 as Worthington Christian had 10 players score. Feb. 15 — Played Mansfield St. Peter’s Feb. 18 — At Hartley Feb. 22 — Johnstown in first round of Division III district tournament, 8 p.m. at Olentangy Orange. Winner plays fourth-seeded North Union in second round, 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Dublin Scioto. Winner plays in district semifinal, 8 p.m. March 2 in Fairgrounds Coliseum. Of note: The Warriors were 8-10 before Feb. 15. GIRLS BASKETBALL Jan. 24 — Def. Millersport 54-15. Au-

Worthington Christian led 2013 at halftime and held off a late rally by the Trojans to win its sixth consecutive game. Victoria Thompson, a junior post player, scored 14 points for Tree of Life against the Warriors and is her team’s leading scorer at 11 per game. She also averages more than 10 rebounds. Seniors Joung Oh and Kelly Huston and sophomore Kristen Crews each average nine points. Sophomore Courtney Prior and freshman Janelle Wilcox have been other players who

drey Rettstatt scored 11 points to lead the Warriors, who had 11 players score. Feb. 8 — Def. Wellington 52-26. Kelsey Morgan scored 11 points and Ali Spayde added 10 for Worthington Christian, which led 31-10 at halftime and outscored the Jaguars 7-0 during the third quarter. Feb. 11 — Lost to Columbus School for Girls 56-48 Feb. 12 — Def. Liberty Union 60-57. Rettstatt scored 23 points and Stacy Hecker added 17. Feb. 16 — Played Grove City Christian in second round of Division IV district tournament. Winner plays sixthseeded Tree of Life or Danville in third round, 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Westerville North. Winner plays in district semifinal, 6 p.m. March 1 at Westerville Central. Of note: The Warriors were 14-5 before Feb. 16. BOWLING Feb. 18 — Sectional tournament at Eastland Lanes. The top six teams and top six individuals not on qualifying teams advance to the district tournament Feb. 26 at HP Lanes.

have begun contributing for the Warriors, according to coach Adam Heath. “I think our comfort level is definitely in the open court,” Heath said. “There’s not a whole lot of teams that can do that (in Division IV). Janelle Wilcox has played a few more meaningful minutes for us and I think Courtney Prior has been playing really in the second half of the season.” julrey@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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Below are the results of each round of the Blue Jackets Cup consolation tournament, which was held Feb. 11-13 at the Dispatch Ice Haus and Chiller North: Feb. 11 — DeSales defeated Watterson 111; Dublin Scioto def. Worthington Kilbourne 6-2 Feb. 12 — Thomas Worthington def. Scioto 4-0 and DeSales def. Gahanna 3-2 in semifinals Feb. 13 — Thomas def. DeSales 4-0 in final; Gahanna def. Scioto 9-0 and Kilbourne def. Watterson 12-2 in consolation games

day, Feb. 20, at the Dispatch Ice Haus. Coffman beat Kilbourne 10-0 on Jan. 29. The winner advances to a district quarterfinal to play Thomas Worthington, Olentangy Orange or seventh-seeded St. Charles at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Ice Haus. Last year, the Wolves lost to Dublin Scioto 3-1 in the opening round of district. •Thomas is 22-14 after winning its second consecutive Blue Jackets Cup consolation tournament by beating DeSales 4-0 on Feb. 13 at the Ice Haus. Will Byars, Shane Hartlaub, Nick Highley and Graham Nadler all scored. The Cardinals open district play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Chiller Dublin against Orange. The teams split this season, with Thomas winning 32 in overtime during the Thomas MLK Tournament on Jan. 14 and the Pioneers winning 6-5 on Feb. 4. The winner plays at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, against St. Charles at the Ice Haus. The teams tied at 3 on Dec. 17. The winner advances to a district quarterfinal to play Kettering Alter, Kilbourne or Coffman at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Ice Haus. Last year, the Cardinals lost to Centerville 5-0 in the opening round of district.

legs for the winning goal. “I went to the net hard, like we’re taught to do, and when I saw the puck sitting there in the crease, my eyes got huge like dinner plates, and all I had to do was tap it in,” Ruska said. To reach the final, Coffman upset topseeded Jerome as Putnam and O’Brien scored and Schuman had 27 saves. “Our guys were pumped to play that game, because Jerome is our rival and they were the No. 1 seed,” Adamick said. “That was a more up-tempo game and it was almost more emotional and energetic than the Liberty game because both teams wanted it so badly.” •TOURNEY INFO — Kilbourne is 5-20-1 entering district play at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Chiller Dublin against Kettering Alter. The teams have not played this season. ablankenship@thisweeknews.com The winner advances to play third- shennen@thisweeknews.com seeded Dublin Coffman at 5 p.m. Sun- www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

Schools announce coaching vacancies The following central Ohio schools are seeking coaches: Delaware — Football. Send résumé to athletics director Clint Fetty at fettycl@dcs.k12.oh.us. Hamilton Township — Assistant softball, middle school baseball. Send résumé to athletics director Mark Beggrow at mbeggrow@hamiltonlocal.k12.oh.us. Hilliard Darby — Girls golf, assistant junior varsity boys soccer. Send résumé to Chad Schulte, athletics director, Hilliard Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard, 43026 or e-mail chad_schulte@hboe.org. Johnstown-Monroe — Track, junior varsity baseball. Contact athletics director Mike Carter at (740) 967-2721 or wmcarter@johnstown.k12.oh.us. Olentangy — Girls soccer. Send résumé to athletics director Jay Wolfe at jay_wolfe@olentangy.k12.oh.us by March 4.

Thomas Worthington — Assistant track and field specializing in pole vault. Send résumé to athletics director Dan Girard at dgirard@worthington.k12.oh.us or fax to (614) 883-2275. Upper Arlington — Field hockey. Send résumé to girls athletics director Jodi Palmer at jpalmer@uaschools.org. Watterson — Assistant boys track and field specializing in sprints and jumps. Contact coach Matt McGowan at runohio@ee.net or (740) 5870376. Wellington — Middle school assistant baseball and softball. Send résumé to athletics director Elizabeth Clapacs at clapacs@wellington.org. Westerville South — Assistant boys and girls soccer. Contact athletics department at (614) 7976004. Westland — Volleyball. Send résumé to Greg Burke at greg.burke@swcs.us.

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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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7 In an incredible marriage

1 Into its 16th year, RIVER-

DANCE 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.

3 We’ll admit we had no idea

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.

5 Pakistan-born and SoCal-

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 TuesWow. We wracked our day, Feb. 24. 6 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 mucolytics and some allergy med-

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

pledge $10 for each of their 13 Buckeye in her honor. Operation Buckeye depends ure with their own money, ex- upon a network of Army chappecting to send perhaps 20 gift lains, the National Guard and ocboxes to soldiers. casionally Ohio State University They wound up sending 94 that head football coach Jim Tressel first time around, Jim Caronis re- to come up with the names of solcalled last week. The letters of ap- diers in need of the pick-me-up preciation received in return were one of the boxes could provide. heart-warming, so when Nancy Caronis was a member of the asked her husband if they were same fraternity,Alpha Tau Omega, going to do it again the next year, as Tressel and his brother. The lathe replied: ter has served as honorary chair“You betcha!” man of Operation Buckeye and With the help of a growing num- Caronis said that on one of his visber of like-minded people, Caro- its to the war zone, Tressel renis said that the second year’s batch turned with 500 names for the orof boxes increased to 184. ganization. To date, the total is 18,000 Often, these are enlisted men boxes. and women with little in the way Caronis hopes that figure tops of family support back home, ac25,000 by the end of 2011. cording to Caronis. Nancy Caronis passed away “If you’ve got nobody writing this past Nov. 3, and her husband a letter to you, you’re sure as heck now carries on with Operation not getting a box,” Caronis said.

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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

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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. 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. Information about volunteer opportunities is available at www.operationbuckeye.org/volunteer.

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Mim Strait organizes items that will be boxed and sent to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq as part of Operation Buckeye. The organization is staffed only by volunteers and 100 percent of the donations goes to items for the boxes as well as shipping. For more information on the organization, visit www.operationbuckeye.org.

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