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District to apply for two state waivers Domine says more time needed to plan for all-day kindergarten, BMI screenings By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers The New Albany-Plain Local School District this month is expected to request waivers to delay implementation of all-day kindergarten and compliance with body-mass index (BMI) screenings for students.

Both are educational mandates approved by the state legislature. Superintendent April Domine told the school board Feb. 28 that she wants to request state waivers to allow the district to further investigate its options before starting the two programs. “We need to spend more time planning,” Domine said.

Domine reported to the board on both issues at the Feb. 28 meeting. In her report on all-day kindergarten, she said the district currently does not have the eight classrooms that would be needed at the K-1 building. The program also would require eight to 10 new kindergarten teachers, she said, which could cost between $640,000 and $800,000 an-

nually, and additional support staff, such as licensed support personnel, lunch aides, a custodian, bus drivers and food-service workers. All-day kindergarten is part of House Bill 1, which mandates that “all city, local and exempted village school districts” provide “all-day, every day kindergarten to each kindergarten student” beginning

in state fiscal year 2011. The state will allow waivers for districts that “can demonstrate that implementing all-day, every day kindergarten creates a hardship,” according to the Ohio Department of Education. Domine said all-day kindergarten is See DISTRICT TO APPLY, page A6

School board OKs five goals for Domine By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers The New Albany-Plain Local school board on Feb. 28 approved a list of goals for new superintendent April Domine. School board president Mark Ryan said the five goals will address different aspects of the educational process and when accomplished together, they would increase academic performance. The goals are: April Domine • To provide leadership to improve the academic performance of students. •To develop a school-community relationship that inspires community confidence and trust in the administration and operation of the schools. • To provide leadership that secures adequate facilities for the optimum level of operation of the school district. • To lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive human-resource management system (and staffing structure) that results in a positive, high-performing work culture that produces continuous improvement of student learning. • To develop fiscal practices and processes that inspire community confidence in the fiscal operation of the schools. See FIVE GOALS, page A7

NAWN fashion show slated March 12 By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers The 12th annual New Albany Women’s Network (NAWN) fashion show will help a local organization that provides treatment for addiction and affordable housing options for homeless women and their children. The fashion show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the New Albany Country Club, 1 Club Lane. The show is conducted runway style and features the latest fashions provided by local retailers. A silent auction and a marketplace, which features clothing, jewelry and accessories for sale, are also planned.

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Kevin and Heather Sorensen are opening a larger office for their optometry practice in a new office building at 6772 New Albany-Condit Road. Jennifer Chrysler, the village’s director of community development, estimated last summer that the new building would generate an additional $44,000 per year in property taxes.

Local optometrists expanding practice By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers The owners of Sorensen & Sorensen Optometrists are anticipating moving into their new office at 6772 New Albany-Condit Road (state Route 605) the first week of April. “We’ve owned our own practice for 11-anda-half years,” said Heather Sorensen. “We opened in New Albany at 68 N. High St.” New Albany residents Heather and Kevin Sorensen said they needed to expand their office and purchased land just north of their original location, where the new office soon will open. In the interim, their office was moved to a temporary location on New Albany Road West, until construction is completed.

The couple said they needed to move into a larger office to provide less waiting time for patients and better services. “We hope to reduce patient-wait times,” Heather Sorensen said. She said currently, patients may have to wait six weeks to get an appointment with one of them. The old office was 1,300 square feet and the new building is 3,400 square feet, she said. Kevin Sorensen said the new space includes more examination rooms and allows for a larger selection of eyeglass frames. The two are hoping the new space also will allow them to work together more, as opposed to seeing patients separately. “It will offer more patient flexibility,” Heather Sorensen said.

Construction began in September after an abandoned house that sat on the property was torn down. The property originally was zoned for residential use and was changed to commercial space by the village at the Sorensens’ request New Albany Village Council also approved an incentive for the business: a 10-year incometax credit. The incentive, approved July 6, provides a 40-percent credit for the first five years and a 35-percent credit for the final five. Jennifer Chrysler, New Albany’s director of community development, told council last summer the business has seven employees and an annual payroll of $417,000. She said the taxes collected from the property on the home that was See OPTOMETRISTS, page A2

Sorensens granted variances for landscaping plan By LORI WINCE The New Albany Planning ComThisWeek Community Newspapers mission on Feb. 23 approved three variances for the project that perThe owners of Sorensen & mit the landscaping to be installed Sorensen Optometrists will not have in two phases since the property is to install all the landscaping required being developed in two phases. by New Albany before the first of “Phasing is not allowed by code,” two office buildings on New Albany- said village planner Michelle MurCondit Road opens this spring. phy, who was explaining why the

landscaping variances were requested. Commission members Neil Kirby, Joe King and Ray Silverstein voted to approve the variances. Brad Shockey recused himself from the vote because he previously had leased space to the Sorensens. Kevin and Heather Sorensen, who

are moving their optometry practice to the new building at 6772 New Albany-Condit Road, requested the variances to install landscaping when a second office building is built on the property in the future. The Sorensens also own the See SORENSENS, page A3

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FRRC reviews salaries, student-to-teacher ratios By LORI WINCE

spring 2012, so it cannot change is an average of 23 students, she provide,” Ramsay said. As for costs per pupil, Ramcontract is negotiated. Ratios in the 2-5 building and say said keeping them flat would Currently, Ohio’s collective- New Albany Middle School vary be difficult partly because of conbargaining laws are being debat- between 15 and 17 per class. Ra- tracted pay raises and step ined at the state level. Senate Bill tios in the high school change de- creases for teachers based on 5, which was introduced in Feb- pending on the type of class, tenure. He also said growth in enruary and is making its way Domine said. rollment, inflationary costs asthrough the state legislature, would Domine said 26 to 28 students sociated with materials purchased limit the collective-bargaining may be enrolled in social studies and health insurance can increase power of public unions in Ohio. classes and 22 to 23 in English costs per pupil. Kohler said the school board’s classes but math, science and AdThe district also has not relegislative liaison Mike Klein is vanced Placement classes have newed a permanent improvements expected to report on S.B. 5 at a lower ratios, ranging between 10 levy set to expire in 2013. The future school board meeting. The and 21. She said extra attention levy provides $1-million for purFRRC has been discussing the often is needed in science labo- chasing textbooks, buses and issue of salaries since last year, ratories, math and AP classes. modular buildings and pays for before the bill was introduced, Other staff — such as librari- maintenance costs, Ramsay said. when committee members con- ans; art, music and wellness teachRamsay said the district is residered how they could save ers; language teachers; reading viewing health-care options for money for the district. Because specialists; computer instructors the next school year to see if costs salaries make up such a large por- and business teachers; and sup- can be cut. tion of the budget, the FRRC has port staff like counselors, school Kohler asked how much the requested the district examine its psychologists, nurses and date district gets in property taxes. staffing to determine ways to save specialists — can also skew the Ramsay said New Albany has the money while the existing con- numbers a bit, Domine said. highest total millage rate in tracts are in place. Committee member Dave Franklin County with the second“We’ve been talking about Maul said the district must be re- lowest percentage going to the these issues since before the bill alistic when adding new teach- schools. The area tax bill is inwas discussed,” Kohler said. “We ers and determine how many to creased by funds like the special have been talking about, or at least add in the right positions instead assessment through the New Alasking questions about, step in- of just adding teachers “for the bany Community Authority, creases and health insurance and sake of adding.” which collects a 4.75-mill annuother items like that and how those District treasurer Brian Ramitems will impact our long-term say said by reducing the number financial viability.” of new teachers hired by two, the One way to potentially save district could save $100,000 an+ tax & fees money in a district is by chang- nually, for example. ing student-to-teacher ratios, a The teachers union represensubject that came before the tative at the meeting, Joe ArmFRRC Feb. 22. priester, reminded the commitSuperintendent April Domine tee that at a certain point, some reported on current staffing lev- of the items discussed such as els, saying at lower grades, the student-to-teacher ratios can afnumber of students per teacher fect achievement. is kept lower. But, in some of New “Never do we want to affect Albany’s first-grade classes, there the educational value we already

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The financial review and reporting committee (FRRC) on Feb. 22 considered how the New Albany-Plain Local School District’s teacher salaries compare with other districts, potential cost cuts from student-to-teacher ratios and ways to keep per-pupil costs flat. According to information presented to the committee, salaries for staff members make up 80 percent of the district’s budget. New Albany teachers are on average the third-highest paid in Franklin County for most levels of experience and qualifications, though some variation is involved. For example, New Albany pays the thirdhighest salary in the county for teachers with a bachelor’s degree, but the district also pays the second-highest rate in the county for a teacher with a master’s degree and up to 5 years experience. Committee member Phil Derrow said he was surprised that many teachers would join the district just for an extra $1,000 to $2,000 a year and questioned whether the work environment should be touted over salary. He argued that increasing salaries by 4 percent annually as negotiated in some employment contracts is financially unsustainable for the district. School board vice president Laura Kohler said that issue probably would be an important topic at fall meetings when collectivebargaining agreements are discussed. The district’s current agreements do not expire until

OPTOMETRISTS Continued from page A1 torn down totaled $4,400. She estimated taxes would be at $44,000 after the first new building on the site was constructed. The property has room for another office building to the south and that property currently is for sale. Heather Sorensen said that space could accommodate a larger building up to 4,500 square feet. The new office is located at the northeast cor-

al assessment on properties in the New Albany Country Club Community. Those funds help pay down debt incurred in the late 1990s to build Fodor Road, improve the Plain Township fire station and build parts of New Albany High School. Ramsay said the area property tax bill is made even higher because of bond debt incurred by the district to build and handle growth and a levy collected by the New Albany Parks District, which collects money from within the district’s boundaries. “The school percentage as a percentage of the total tax bill is the second-lowest, and that’s overall,” he said. Committee member Chris Luffler asked how commercial businesses building in New Albany could help the schools. Ramsay said it takes two years for those taxes to be received by the district because taxes are collected in arrears. The district does receive revenue from new commercial businesses through an income-tax sharing agreement with the village of New Albany. Committee

member Dave Demers suggested Ramsay or another school official follow new projects closely to ensure the revenue is what was anticipated. In other business, the committee is waiting for the results of an internal financial review of the district. Domine said the review is being completed by the administration and is expected to be available for the committee later this month or in April. Committee members already have heard the results of an independent consultant’s external financial review of the district. The FRRC was created by the school board March 22 to assist the district in reviewing school finances. The committee includes five community members: Derrow, Maul, Demers, Luffler and Parag Patel. Also on the committee are Ramsay, Domine, school board members Kohler and Cheri Lehmann, director of business operations Ken Stark and three union representatives from the district’s two labor organizations. lwince@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

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NASA engineer to speak at McCoy By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers Kobie Boykins told people he wanted to build spaceships from the time he was 7 years old. That’s exactly what he does now. Boykins is a mechanical engineer for NASA. He helped to build and design two rovers, called “Opportunity” and “Spirit,” for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Boykins will be speak about his work at NASA and his dreams of finding life on Mars at 8 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road in New Albany.

“Opportunity” continues to explore the surface of Mars, sending back information and photographs. Boykins was responsible for the “design, fabrication, and build of the solar arrays that power the Mars Expedition rovers,” according to information from the McCoy center. Boykins’ visit is part of the McCoy center’s regular season of events that provides educational and entertainment opportunities for the community. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25 and are available through www.mccoycenter.org or by calling 614-245-4701. Kristin Ferguson, marketing director for the McCoy center, said “families interested

in space exploration to scientists, professors, engineers or anyone who likes a geographical type of scenario or story are going to be interested in listening to him. He’s a gregarious speaker.” NASA officials have called Boykins “one of the most intelligent people on earth,” and NASA has included him in its Marsapalooza tour, featuring six scientists and engineers that tour the country talking about both the challenges and accomplishments of the Mars Exploration Rovers Mission and sharing stories of space travel.

property at 6782 New AlbanyCondit Road. “The property is for sale,” Kevin Sorensen said, referring to the second lot. “We have no known date of construction but we hope it will be sooner rather than later.” The variances requested and approved were to: • Eliminate the requirement that landscaping along the eastern and northern property lines — surrounding the parking area — provide 75-percent opaqueness when the first building opens. Murphy said if the owners plant what is recommended by the village’s landscape architect for the second phase, the property “easily will achieve that (75 percent) over time.” • Reduce the amount of interior landscaping within parking areas. Murphy said the number of landscaping islands installed during the first phase would not meet the village’s requirement of covering 8 percent of the parking area. But when islands are installed with the second phase of the parking lot, the requirement would be met, she said. • Postpone installation of a portion of the landscape buffer surrounding the parking area. Murphy said the Sorensens have agreed to install a hedge around the entire parking area before

the second phase to screen neighbors from car headlights. They also have agreed to use existing plants on site and add to new plantings in two phases to further screen the parking area from neighbors. The variances were questioned by a few neighbors who live in The Enclave at New Albany, being developed by Ryan Homes. Kurt Beres, who is an architect, asked if the plantings around the parking lot for the second phase could include larger trees so the phases would look more natural and more like they were completed at the same time. Commission members included review of the plantings for the second phase to ensure more consistency, especially if a second building was not built within six months of the opening of the Sorensens’ office. Commission members also had to review the street trees that will be planted along New Albany-Condit Road. MSI Design, the firm the village uses for landscape-architecture consultation, recommended planting deciduous trees on that road, which is considered a rural corridor, Murphy said. Eric Remeis, the Sorensens’ landscape consultant, said ornamental plants are better for that area because of the distance between the road and the building,

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U.S. Army in 1908 was more ‘exclusive’ than one might think By the fall of 1908, the United States had not been at war for several years. And with the successful conclusion of the SpanishAmerican War and the Philippine Insurrection, America would not be involved in another major conflict until the outbreak of World War I in 1917. But that did not mean that the military could not use a few more good people from time to time. To that end, signs were seen in public places around Columbus that simply said “WANTED — AbleBodied Men for the U. S. Army.” A young man wishing to become part of that army was directed to what was then the second-largest Army recruiting station in the United States: Columbus Barracks on the northeast side of downtown Columbus. Originally opened in 1861 as the Columbus Arsenal at the outbreak of the Civil War, the facility was used a storage and distribution facility until 1875, when it became a recruiting station as well and its name was changed to Columbus Barracks. Expanding in size and complexity over the years, by 1908 it consisted of a number of buildings in addition to the iconic Shot Tower in the center of the grounds. These included barracks and even a bandstand for the musicians of the post. A reporter from a local paper in 1908 decided to see how a young man became a soldier. He visited Columbus Barracks and wrote a lengthy article about what he found. A few excerpts from the article will tell us a little about the post itself as well as the soldiers in training there. “Down by the gate, a sentry, chosen from one of the permanent companies, his clothing as spic and span as if he had just stepped from a fashion plate, swings up and down on his beat, his rifle polished and glistening in the evening sun’s rays. “A bunch of applicants — some in half military dress, some in workman’s clothes and few in derby hats and long-tailed coats — is just coming through the gate. They have been temporarily ‘passed’ by some minor recruiting station in Zanesville, Cincinnati or some other point, and are here for their final examination. “Their names are taken, each is given a bath, and after supper are tucked away in row upon row of iron beds, built one over the other, like berths in a steamboat.” In the days that follow, the men are closely examined, outfitted and prepared for service in the army. The process begins: “The men are now clean, registered and have expressed a desire for the branch of the service they wish to enlist in — cavalry, infantry, coast artillery, etc. Different branches of the service require different builds of men. For instance, the coast artillery has different regulations about adenoids and lack of certain teeth than does the infantry arm. ... All must have eight connecting ‘grinders’ however, for sometimes in the field, salted horse and hard tack are the only food for days. ... “The medical examination from start to finish is thorough. The applicant must be single (for the first enlistment) and physically perfect. ... He must have good sight, else the weapons the

government is to give him would be as a broomstick in the hands of a child; he must have no germs or tuED berculosis lurking in the LENTZ system; no tendency to hoard disease or other maladies. ... “All recruits must be between the ages of 18 and 35. He must not be under 5’4” in height. At that figure he must weigh at least 110 pounds. ... If he is physically sound and has come up to all the medical requirements, he is now sworn into the U. S. service as a recruit. “He gets a toilet kit first dash out of the box. This is all done up like a pair of shoes, in a neat box. There’s russet and a black belt and shoe polish, a hair brush, a tooth brush, a razor, soap, two towels, a whisk broom and a ‘housewife’ — a little packet containing threads, needles, buttons and whole lot of other things a man might want when his pants gets hung up on a barbed wire trocha. ... This costs Uncle Sam $3.01. “The applicant also gets tooth powder, a box of Tripoli to shine his buttons with, a gun brush, a shoe brush and a ‘button stick.’... The button stick is a piece of board, having a slot cut in it. This is slipped over the button and Mr. Applicant can shine his buttons to a fare-you-well, without getting any white powder on his clothes. “He gets a $6 olive drab blanket, not one of those National Guard affairs that years ago used to be used as a minnow seine between sleeps, but the real, frostdefying article. He gets an olive drab coat, trousers, leggins, three changes of underwear and six pairs

of socks. In addition he is served with four pairs of white medium weight gloves for dress affairs, and a cap and overcoat. ... To the heavy artillery, the outfit served is blue rather than olive drab. Then comes more clothes — a fatigue uniform (like overalls) but the color of new clear coffee is issued. “For 15 days or more, the embryo soldier learns to ‘guide right,’ ‘about face,’ ‘to the rear march,’ ‘ fours right about’and the other little details that are necessary to tell the right hand from the left — quick! Then he gets a gun and its ‘shold hawms,’ ‘c’rry hawms,’ ‘p’rade res,’until he can’t see. He learns the gun drill and is ready in about 30 days to be transferred to some command that is ‘shy’ on membership ... the first year — in peace times — he gets clothes, board, medical attendance, washing and $13 a month. ... If Mr. Applicant gets to be a good shot he gets $2 a month extra for marksman; $3 for sharpshooter and $5 a month extra for expert rifleman. A sergeant in charge of a mess gets $6 a month extra. There are all kinds of ways to make extra money in the army. “In 15 days he is carrying a gun and learning the rudiments of the Manual of Arms; in three years he is the finished product, the finest type of man on earth — the American soldier.” In 1922, the name of Columbus Barracks would be changed to Fort Hayes in recognition of Civil War soldier and American President Rutherford B. Hayes. The post would continue to be a recruiting center through the Vietnam era. Today, most of the site serves as the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center of the Columbus school district.

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Auditions slated to open next week for ‘Seussical Jr.’ By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers The New Albany Arts Council is holding auditions for “Seussical Jr.” on March 12. “The auditions are open to anyone in the central Ohio area and children now in grades three to nine,” said production director Josh McKinney. “The majority of the children are from New Albany but we have children from Reynoldsburg, Johnstown and all over.” The auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Broadway Bound Dance Centre, 6701 Bevelhymer Road in New Albany. McKinney said children may stop by any time before 1:30 p.m. to audition. “We usually have over 70 audition, so not everyone who auditions will make the show,” McKinney said. “Seussical Jr.” has 45 cast members and 12 are lead roles with solos and speaking parts, McKinney said. The production includes characters from the books of Dr. Seuss, including Horton

the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Miss Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and a little boy named Jojo. McKinney said that children wishing to audition should visit www.naarts.org and print an audition packet. The packet includes information about the auditions, rehearsals and the performances. It also includes permission slips that will be needed during the auditions. Final auditions will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on March 12 so all children who audition will know if they will be in the show. McKinney said rehearsals would be held at Broadway Bound Dance Centre beginning in June, once school is out for the summer. Rehearsals will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Performances will be July 8 to July 10 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road in New Albany. For more information, visit www.naarts.org. lwince@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

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survey of its residents, which includes information on an all-day kindergarten program, school board president Mark Ryan said the district should wait for that feedback before moving forward with a pilot all-day kindergarten program. Board vice president Laura Kohler said she was interested to read about Hilliard’s all-day kindergarten program, which she said is offered for identified, at-risk students. Kohler also asked about schools charging tuition for all-day kindergarten, another option that she said currently is being done by several Franklin County districts, including Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, Worthington City Schools and Grandview Heights City Schools. Domine said the state would not allow districts to continue charging for all-day kindergarten beginning in fiscal year 2012. Domine also reported on her intention to request a state waiver for the BMI-screening mandate. The screenings are part of Ohio Senate Bill 210, which was passed in June 2010. It is part of what is known as the “Healthy Choices for Healthy Children” bill and is expected to “reduce childhood obesity by providing students and parents with information about student health,” Domine wrote in her report. The law requires districts to conduct BMI screenings for kindergartners, third-graders, fifth-graders and ninth-graders, with the information distributed to parents. Parents will be able to opt out of the program. Domine said the district is working with a local group called Healthy New Albany, which was formed through the New Albany Community Foundation to address

health and wellness issues in the village. She said the administration wants to waive the implementation of BMI screenings for the 2011-12 school year to spend more time working with Healthy New Albany on this initiative. Together, she said, the two groups may be able to come up with a solution that would fit the district’s needs and also help the community’s overall health. Domine said the district must gather parents’input, as well, and determine the best way to report the information to them. “We need to get a waiver for next year and think how we can

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FIVE GOALS Continued from page A1 Each goal carries with it an objective of how to annually meet the goal and a reporting measure to ensure it is achieved, Ryan said. Board member Mike Klein asked that the goals be listed on the district’s website. Ryan said they would be posted there, but noted that they also are goals for the district and not just the goals of the superintendent. Domine has been working on the goals since she was hired in November, Ryan said, and she will continue to work on the five goals over the next five years. He said the goals are continuous and objectives and measures can be adjusted annually, as needed. Domine has several objectives related to the goals that she is hoping to meet by the end of the school year. She anticipates reporting to the board in July on implementation of several objectives listed in the district’s strategic plan. Those initiatives include: • Leveraging the professional learning community to improve student learning. • Benchmarking educational excellence • Enhancing community partnerships, such as the one with the New Albany Community Foundation. • Developing a plan to hire the most highly skilled staff that reflects a diverse population. • Reviewing safety plans and investigating

customer service programs to make the district a “welcoming, respectful and responsive environment for students, parents and staff,” according to the strategic plan. • Establishing a district communications plan. • Researching the development of a database of community resources. Domine also is expected to report to the board on the input she has gathered from public meetings and informal coffee sessions hosted in local homes. Domine said to date, with the district’s Jan.12 meeting introducing her to the community and the informal coffee discussions held in 10 local homes thus far, she has talked to more than 200 people about the district’s strengths and plans for growth and improvement. She said the district anticipates holding another public meetand-greet in April and she will continue attending the in-home sessions until then. To help achieve best fiscal practices this year, Domine plans to report to the district in May how the district has saved $500,000 this school year. In June, she will report on facility needs, which will be part of the goal of providing optimum operations for the district. In July, Domine is expected to provide a current assessment of the district’s management and staffing to evaluate the human-resource management system and staffing structure.

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Eagles set for rematch with Panthers By KURTIS ADAMS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

New Albany High School boys basketball coach Sam Davis isn’t worried about his team’s early tipoff in a Division I district semifinal. The eighth-seeded Eagles will meet fifth-seeded Pickerington North at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, March 5, in the second of six games that day at the Fairgrounds Coliseum. It’s a rematch of a regularseason contest the Panthers won 5149 on Jan. 29.

“To be honest, I hadn’t looked far enough ahead to know we were playing at that time,” Davis said after his team defeated Newark 65-58 in four overtimes in a second-round game Feb. 26 at Heath to improve to 17-4. “We went on the bracket where we thought we could advance the furthest. That is early, but we practice at that time of day (on occasion), so I don’t think it’ll be a big deal. “The thing in our favor, I think, is that while we haven’t always been a great team playing Friday (and then)

Tuesday, we’ve been rock solid when we’ve had a week to prepare (for an opponent).” In fact, the Eagles are 6-0 this season when having at least six days between games. They played Newark eight days after prevailing 46-38 in the regular-season finale Feb. 18 at Mount Vernon while wrapping up the outright OCC-Capital Division championship. New Albany had a first-round bye in the district tournament. Conversely, the Eagles played OCCOhio co-champion North the day after

defeating Olentangy Orange 60-55 in a key league game Jan. 28. Half of New Albany’s four losses came in the second game when it was playing on consecutive days, which included a 61-51 setback Jan. 22 at Upper Arlington in a matchup of undefeated teams at the time. That was an afternoon game that followed a 51-38 victory over host Hilliard Bradley the previous night. The other two losses that came in succession occurred during a stretch in which the Eagles played three games in eight days. After winning 60-33 on

Feb. 8 at Big Walnut, New Albany lost 57-50 in overtime to Delaware on Feb. 11 and 64-54 at Westerville South — unbeaten at the time — on Feb. 15. “I know I’ll be in bed early the night before (the district semifinal),” senior Nick Sosh said. “We’ll have to be up extra early for the shoot-around, but that’s OK. It could be (a disruption) if it was just a regular game, but not in the tournament. We’ll be ready to go no matter when the game is played.” See BOYS, page B2

Wrestling

Odierno reaches state tourney By KURTIS ADAMS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

thing, so that has helped me keep a cool head and not think about the pressure too much,” said Ritter, who is a member of the Ohio State Diving Club. Ritter will continue her diving career at the University of North Carolina. She chose the Tar Heels over Ohio State, Northwestern and Virginia. Ritter’s performance helped the Vikings finish 16th (56 points) at state behind champion Gates Mills Hawken (334). Abby Brown reached the final in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing fifth in 57.86 seconds. India Sherman was 17th in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.48) and 24th in the 50 freestyle (25.68). Sarah Wilson was 22nd in the 100 butterfly (1:00.45) and Lauren Burke was 22nd in the 200 individual medley (2:17.48).

New Albany High School wrestler Matt Odierno didn’t have a complete history of his opponent for a championship semifinal match at 215 pounds during the Division I district tournament. Still, the senior had enough information to know that he was about to face one of the strongest competitors this season in Springfield’s Devin Nye, who was sporting a 44-3 record entering the match. “He’s a freshman and was a junior high state runner-up,” Odierno said as he cited his prior knowledge of Nye, who was not ranked among the top 26 wrestlers in his weight class in Brian Brakeman’s High School Wrestling Forecast. “That’s about all I knew going in. “He was plenty tough, too. I feel like that was the longest match I’ve ever been through.” At least in part, that’s probably because a berth in the state tournament hinged on the outcome when the two squared off Feb. 26 on the second day of the district tournament at Hilliard Darby. Nye, who had pinned his first two opponents, quickly fell behind 2-0 and never led. Odierno, meanwhile, added an escape and reversal during the second period to move ahead 5-1 and eventually posted a 7-4 decision. Stunned, Nye dropped his next two matches in the consolation bracket and slipped all the way to sixth place. He failed to qualify for the state tournament, which runs from Thursday through Saturday, March 3-5, at Ohio State. “We knew that kid was good on his feet for a big guy,” New Albany coach Marc Cofer said. “There was a lot on the line. A win puts you in the state meet and a loss means you have to come back and wrestle again right away. That’s awfully tough. “Getting a first-period takedown was huge for Matt. After that, he kept himself in good position the rest of the way and never gave that kid a chance to really come back.” Odierno went on to place second with an 8-2 loss in the final to St. Charles’ Ryan Sanders, who was ranked 23rd in Brakeman’s report. Odierno, who is 42-5, was ranked 11th. The projected state champion is Wadsworth’s Nick Tavanello, who won last year’s 215 title and placed third at that weight as a freshman in 2009. Odierno, who was a state alternate last year, will face Elyria senior Jason Gott, who is 405, in his opening match at state. Tavanello, who is 44-1, and Sanders both landed in the opposite side of the bracket. None of the 16 wrestlers is undefeated and the only other returning state placer is Massillon Perry’s Anthony Wise, who was fourth at 215 last year. Wise, who is

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Clockwise from left, New Albany’s David Huddle, Frederick Jenny, John Angell and Alex Alfonso get ready to compete in the 200-yard freestyle relay final during the Division I state meet Feb. 26 in Canton. The Eagles finished 10th. For more photos from the meet, go to ThisWeekSPORTS.com and click on “Slideshows.”

Swimming & Diving

Alfonso earns pair of fifth-place finishes By CORY STEGER ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Last season Alex Alfonso of the New Albany High School boys swimming and diving team competed in the Division I state meet as a member of relays. The senior’s goal this season was to qualify for state in individual events. His dedication to offseason training and hard work in practices and meets throughout the season paid off with a pair high finishes at state in two individual events. In addition, he helped the 400-yard freestyle relay place eighth. Alfonso placed fifth in the 50 free (21.31 seconds) and 100 free (46.62) at state, which concluded Feb. 26 at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. He teamed with senior

to do well this year and I think my work paid off,” Alfonso said. “I At a glance wanted to do well for myself. I re•Finishes: Boys — First in OCC-Capialized the amount of work I did tal, first at sectional, third at district, last year was not enough. I dou12th at state; Girls — First in OCC-Capbled it, tripled it and was able to ital, third at sectional, eighth at district, improve my times.” did not score at state The boys team scored 64 points •Seniors lost: Boys — Alex Alfonso, Cullen Challacombe and David Huddle; at state to finish 12th behind chamGirls — Olivia Barnes and Rachel Burgei pion Cincinnati St. Xavier (312). •Key returnees: Boys — John Angell, “The highlight swim was the 50 Chase Honeycutt, Frederick Jenny, Brenfree,” coach Dave Wharton said. dan Murphy, Erikk Paakanen and Corey “It was fun to see (Alfonso) sprint Ziegler; Girls — Elly Gleason, Lindsey Guth, Amanda Jenny, Stephanie Jones, like that. The 50 free is such an Haley McLellan and Jennifer Metcalf exciting race because everything has to be just right. For him to Cullen Challacombe, senior David come out right in fifth place was Huddle and junior Frederick Jenny fun.” on the 400 free relay that placed The girls team was represented By Adam Cairns/ThisWeek eighth (3:12.13). at state by the 200 free relay that en“I went 100 percent at every pracAlex Alfonso stands on the podium after placing fifth in tice I could go to. I really wanted See SWIM, page B2 the 50 freestyle at the state meet Feb. 26.

Academy Roundup

Ritter satisfied to capture state diving title By FRANK DiRENNA ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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Academy’s Natalie Ritter performs a dive en route to winning the Division II title during the state meet Feb. 23 in Canton.

After finishing second in the state last season in the Division II diving competition, Columbus Academy’s Natalie Ritter set her sights on a return trip to state and that coveted championship. Ritter achieved her goal, winning the event Feb. 23 at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. She finished first with 454.8 points, just ahead of runner-up MacKenzie Tweardy of Elyria Catholic (452.6). “I knew a lot of people were expecting me to win, so I felt like I needed to for myself to be satisfied,” Ritter said. Ritter entered the meet seeded second behind DeSales’ sophomore Andrea Acquista. Acquista finished fourth (437.75). “I’ve been to a lot of meets this year with club diving and every-


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The 200 medley relay of Burke, Brown, Sherman and Wilson finished ninth (1:51.04). Wilson, Brown, Lauren Cullen and Annie Lee were 15th in the 200 free relay (1:42.53) and Burke, Lee, Brown and Wilson were 19th in the 400 free relay (3:43.84). William Rosler led the boys team at state. He finished second in the 100 free (46.13) to Canal Winchester’s Sam Decker (46.1) and second in the 100 fly (50.16) to Lima Shawnee’s Erik Risolvato (49.54). “There’s only one person in the state that doesn’t want William’s position,” coach Craig Yakscoe said. “Everybody else in the state would love to be where he was.” Rosler joined William Westwater, Conrad Wuorinen and Brett Balasky on the third-place 400 free relay (3:11.31) and fourth-place 200 free relay (1:26.5). “Overall, I was happy, especially with the relays being up there,” said Rosler, who finished first in the 100 free and second in the 100 fly last season at state. “I was a little disappointed finishing second, especially coming back from last year.” Wuorinen finished sixth in the 100 fly (51.11) and 12th in the 200 free (1:45.86). Westwater was seventh in the 50 free (21.78) and eighth in the 100 free (48.77), and Balasky was 22nd (57.11) in the 100 back. The boys team finished sixth (137) behind champion Hunting Valley University School (377). “It would have been nice to squeak in a first place or two here or there, but they did the best they could,” Yakscoe said. •The boys basketball team

tered the meet seeded 21st. Senior Olivia Barnes, sophomore Elly Gleason, junior Stephanie Jones and sophomore Haley McLellan combined to finish 23rd (1:40.88). Overall, Wharton was pleased with how the Eagles performed at state. “I thought they did a good job. Not everyone hit their mark but I think we finished strong,” he said. “Four swimmers made it back for a final run, and they all improved their times (in the finals), so that was good.” The performances at state capped another successful season for New Albany. At the district meet Feb. 19 at Ohio State, the boys team was third (197.5) behind champion Upper Arlington (432.5) and the girls team was eighth (102) behind champion UA (505). At the sectional meet Feb. 12 at Thomas Worthington, the boys team finished first (238.5) ahead of second-place Thomas Worthington (195.5) and the girls team placed third (148) behind Thomas Worthington (194) and Olentangy Liberty (173). Both the boys and girls teams were OCC-Ohio Division champions. The boys team scored 432 points in the league meet Jan. 29 to finish well ahead of runner-up Delaware (285) as well as Mount Vernon (166), Olentangy Orange (119), www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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The Vikings’ William Rosler placed second in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the Division II state meet in Canton.

survived scares in the first two rounds of the Division III district tournament to advance to a district semifinal against fourth-seeded North Union on March 2. The winner will play top-seeded Heath or eighth-seeded Horizon Science Academy in a district final at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Fairgrounds Coliseum. Academy and Heath met twice during the regular season in MSL-Ohio play, with the Bulldogs winning 59-56 on Dec. 8 and 55-47 on Jan. 29. Heath and Granville tied for first in the MSL-Ohio at 11-3, ahead of third-place Academy (10-4). Heath was 16-5 and Horizon Science was 19-2 before their district semifinal on March 2. Key players for Heath are senior forward Roger Gleckler, junior forward Rodney Porter and senior guard Mike Rice. Senior forward Anthony Kendrick leads Horizon Science. Seeded sixth, Academy reached the semifinal with a 4035 win over Madison Plains on Feb. 22 at Olentangy Orange and a 58-54 win over Marion Pleasant on Feb. 26 at Dublin Scioto.

The Vikings overcame a double-digit deficit in both games. Against Madison Plains, Kyle Turner led a balanced attack with nine points. Academy trailed 100 four minutes into the game, 19-11 after one quarter and 2218 at halftime before rallying in the second half. Against Pleasant, the Vikings fell behind 11-0 in the first quarter. Zach Ratliff had a gamehigh 28 points. “At this point of the season, you just want to survive and advance, so we were able to do that,” coach Christopher Jones said. “It hasn’t been pretty. It hasn’t been perfect, but it has been effective so far, so we can’t complain.” •Wrestler Dan Leathery’s season ended after going 0-2 at 140 pounds at the Division III district tournament Feb. 25 and 26 at Coshocton. The junior lost 17-1 to Coshocton’s Mason Ruby in the first round and 12-2 to Barnesville’s Mason Plumly in his first consolation match. Leathery finished the season with a 20-14 record. fdirenna@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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54 when New Albany was unable to get a tip-in on several chances just before the horn sounded to end the third overtime. “This was crazy,” said Sosh, who scored seven points in the fourth overtime and made four of five free throws, including two that gave New Albany a 60-58 lead it would not relinquish with 2 minutes, 1 second remaining. “I’ve never been a part of a game quite like that one.” North coach Pete Liptrap, whose team got a combined 39 points from its guards led by Tyler Kelly’s 15 in the first meeting with the Eagles, said he enjoyed the rowdy atmosphere the New AlbanyNewark game provided before his team took the floor next at Heath and defeated Teays Valley 55-37 in a second-round game. The Panthers, who have a decisive height advantage behind 6foot-5 forward Michael Klamo, 6-4 guard Trent Waybright and 6-6 center Justin Zielinski, improved to 20-1 with their 15th consecutive win. Liptrap also made light of the early tipoff for the district semifinal. The winner advances to play top-seeded Westerville South or Pickerington Central in a district final at 6 p.m. March 11 at the Fairgrounds. “As much as I’ve screwed up over the years,” Liptrap said with a laugh, “even I haven’t messed up too many games before noon.”

Sosh scored a season-high 27 points and also was stout defensively as the Eagles eliminated Newark, which is the winningest program in Central District history with nearly 1,500 all-time victories and a record 22 district titles. The Wildcats, who had five players foul out and ended the game with only one starter on the floor and one substitute left on the bench, finished 14-8. Their leading scorer, Jalen Dartis, scored no first-half points and was limited to only eight after averaging nearly 14 during the regular season. “I told the boys the first win in the tournament is the hardest to get,” Davis said. “This is our first (postseason) win at the Division I level, too, and that’s another one that’s awfully hard to get. I’m real proud of our boys. They changed defenses on us a lot, and we had chances to win this thing in regulation and the first three overtimes. But I liked the way we kept our composure.” Despite shooting 53 percent from the freethrow line during the regular season, the Eagles converted 23 of 37 attempts (62.2 percent) against Newark, including nine of 12 (75 percent) during the fourth overtime while outscoring the Wildcats 11-4. The game was tied at 39 at the end of regulation, at 43 after the first overtime and at 49 after kadams@thisweeknews.com the second. The score remained deadlocked at www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

WRESTLING Continued from page B1 34-6, is in Odierno’s side of the draw and the two would meet in the second round if both win their opening matches. “I’ve been waiting all year for the state-qualifying match. It feels great,” Odierno said as he tried to catch his breath after holding off Nye during the third period. “I feel like a giant weight’s been lifted off my shoulders. I can’t wait to get down there and see what I can do.” Odierno won his weight class at the sectional Feb. 19 at Pickerington North, and both Nye and Sanders also were sectional champions. New Albany’s

Tommy Chamberlain (145) and Alex Hake (heavyweight) were district alternates but did not get into the tournament. Odierno, who has been working out with former Eagles wrestler Larry Reichard, advanced to the district semifinal by defeating Beavercreek’s Nathan Bartell 10-5 in the first round and Dublin Jerome’s Brett Mowery 7-1 in the second. Reichard, a 2004 graduate, was a three-time state placer in Division III who won the state title at 189 as a senior. The Eagles, who scored 18 points from Odierno to place 31st in the team standings at district behind champion Olentangy Liberty (128), also previously

Kaltenbach receives academic honor New Albany resident A.J. Kaltenbach, a senior safety at the University of Dayton, has been named to the Pioneer Football League’s All-Academic first team. Kaltenbach, a DeSales High School graduate who is majoring in business marketing, was one of 11 Flyers selected for the league’s AllAcademic teams, most in the conference.

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Top performances BOYS New Albany’s Nick Sosh scored a career-high 27 points and added seven rebounds to lead his team past Newark 65-

Top stories Boys, Girls Basketball: ThisWeek’s writers have previews and recaps of all the area district tournament games. Wrestling: Central Ohio will be well represented at the 74th state tournament. Look for previews for all the area wrestlers. Swimming: The state meet is complete and central Ohio returned from Canton with plenty of first-place hardware. Bowling: Westerville Central’s boys and girls teams earned state berths by both taking home district tournament titles for the first time in program history. Gymnastics: The DeSales gymnastics team won a second consecutive district meet days after attending the funeral of a former teammate.

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competed in Division II until moving up last season. Odierno is the school’s first state qualifier in Division I. “My strength is better and my work ethic is better this year,” he said. “It’s been a little crazy in my mind, really, being a senior and all the pressure of making it to state. I knew it was now or never. That time has come now, so I’m ready to go.”

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Watkins Memorial (74), Big Walnut (60) and Hilliard Bradley (42). The girls team scored 343 points to finish ahead of Delaware (268), Orange (174), Mount Vernon (155), Bradley (114), Big Walnut (112) and Watkins Memorial (98). The boys team loses three seniors in Alfonso (freestyle), Challacombe (backstroke) and Huddle (freestyle/butterfly), and the girls team loses two seniors in Barnes (backstroke/individual medley) and Rachel Burgei (freestyle). In addition to Jenny (freestyle), among the boys expected to return are juniors Chase Honeycutt (freestyle/butterfly) and Corey Ziegler (backstroke), sophomores John Angell (freestyle) and Erikk Paakanen (breaststroke), and freshman Brendan Murphy (individual medley). In addition to Jones (freestyle), Gleason (freestyle) and McLellan (freestyle), among the girls expected back are sophomores Lindsey Guth (freestyle) and Jennifer Metcalf (diving) and freshman Amanda Jenny (freestyle). “Three of the guys who (qualified for finals at state) are coming back next year,” Wharton said. “I feel like overall we have a good base to build on for next year. It’s exciting that we have a young team, so we can build what we have on the boys and girls teams and hopefully have more make it to state.”

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Local children to act in play New Albany residents (from left) Kurt Wichman, Corey Bank, Lily Cole and Avery Bank are appearing in the upcoming Pleasure Guild production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Shows are scheduled for March 11-13 at the Palace Theatre. Proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the Ohio Theatre box office. For more information, visit www.pleasureguild.org.

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

This is one of the best condition homes on the market in this price range, excellent open, neutral home with three levels finished plus huge bonus room/full bath. Kitchen with granite and SS appliances, open to great room, private study. Incredible lower level with rec and media rooms, full bath and magic irish pub!

Great Blacklick location within minutes to Easton, Airport, Downtown and more! Wooded home sites in great cul de sac neighborhood. Connectivity to walking trail to Jefferson Community Park! Choose your own builder! Gahanna Jefferson School District.

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

Offered at $757,000 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

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

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

WINDALE FARMS

WATERSTON

ACKERLY PARK

EDGE OF WOODS

2009 kitchen remodel-TAKE A 2nd LOOK! Exquisite 5 BR, 4.5 BA & on secluded 4.88 acres w/waterfront view. 6,900 sq. ft of beautifully finished living space including wood paneled library, luxury 1st flr MBR, wine cellar, in-ground pool, loggia, hot tub, water features, deck, patios, porch, & lush gardens & landscaping!!!

Custom built w/in-ground saltwater pool on lrg lot! Elegant appts inc flr-to-clg wd panld study, lrg granite/stainless chef’s kitchen,1st & 2nd flr laundry, generous rm, luxury MBR w/sittg rm, carr ste w/LR/BR/BA & priv stairs. Fnsh LL w/bar, 5th BR, BA, theatre & huge rec rms. Private fenced backyard w/patio, & pool & outdr FP!

OPEN 9am-5pm EVERY SAT & SUN! 2010 Parade Home custom-built 5 BR brick Bob Webb home inc. legendary design & craftsmanship w/enduring quality & beauty. Granite/stainless chef’s kitchen, 1st flr study, ovrszed GR, lrg mudrm w/lockers/benches/cubbies; luxury MBR...steps away from Mkt Sqr’s library, shops & restaurants!

Enjoys premium site on NACC golf course nestled in quiet gated Edge of Woods enclave. Features inc. 1st flr MBR, lovely formal DR w/butlr pantry, lrg 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!

Offered at $1,599,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $1,475,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $899,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

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

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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