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Planners OK psychiatric hospital — again By JENNIFER NESBITT ThisWeek Community Newspaper

Developers of a psychiatric hospital have another two years to construct an in-patient facility at the northwest corner of County Line Road West and Africa Road. The Westerville Planning Commission renewed its approval of plans for a 42,000square-foot, 64-bed psychiatric hospital on 8.85 acres at its Feb. 23 meeting.

The plans, put forth by United Psychiatric Corp., previously were approved by the planning commission in January 2008. However, the corporation failed to break ground on the property and allowed its site plan to expire after two years, in January 2010, per city code. Now, with the economy on the upswing, the company said it is ready to move forward with its plans for the inpatient facility. “We look forward to starting this proj-

ect immediately now that the economy has improved,” United Psychiatric Corp. chairman George Chopivsky said. Plans for the facility show a one-story main hospital building set back from the road at the northwest corner of the property. Two smaller office buildings would front Africa Road. Commission member Diane Fosselman cast the only no vote in the 6-1 approval at the Feb. 23 planning commission meeting.

Fosselman said she would have favored a one-year renewal but was concerned about renewing the site plans for another two years and having the property continue to sit vacant. “This is a very desirable corner, and I don’t like it having an uncertain future,” Fosselman said. “I just want to see some movement on this.” Chopivsky said the only thing that delayed development of the hospital was the economy, and now the company has

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District seeks waiver on all-day kindergarten By JENNIFER NESBITT ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Westerville City School district will ask the Ohio Department of Education to waive the requirement to implement an all-day, everyday kindergarten program. The school board voted unanimously at its Feb. 28 meeting to ask the state to allow the district to wait until the 2013-2014 school year to implement all-day kindergarten. Under former Gov. Ted Strickland’s House Bill 1, passed in 2009, school districts were required to implement all-day kindergarten in the 2010-2011 school year or seek a waiver. Westerville schools were awarded that waiver; recent legislation allows districts to seek another twoyear waiver. District administrators remain unsure as to whether the requirement for all-day kindergarten will be repealed by the new legislature. “Several bills have been introduced to eliminate the requirement due to the expected cuts in state funding,” district chief of academic affairs Karen McClellan said. McClellan has said Westerville would need to add an additional 21 full-time employees and 18 classrooms to accommodate an all-day kindergarten program. This would cost the district an estimated $1.98-

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Developers Romanelli and Hughes has slashed the size of a condominium development proposed near the southeast corner of County Line Road and North State Street. New plans presented to the Westerville Planning Commission Feb. 23 show 18 condominiums in nine buildings on 3.8 acres to the east of 374 N. State St. In September, the developer brought a proposal before the commission for a 30-unit complex comprising three residential buildings and three garages. “We’ve come back with a much smaller project that Mr. Romanelli believes is a much better project for this site,” said David Fisher, the attorney representing Romanelli and Hughes. Though the redesigned development included fewer condominiums total, planning commission members expressed concern about a development that would introduce nine buildings to the site. “I look at this site, and it just looks packed. It looks very busy,” member Brian Szuch said. Member Diane Fosselman agreed. “Even though you’ve lowered the density, the impact of the footprint is a concern,” she said. Another concern raised by the commission was the impact on the parcel’s tree canopy. Trees cover an estimated 79 percent of the parcel, city planner Lisa LaMantia said. Per city code, 40 percent of the site must retain the tree canopy. The trees will be removed from 2.3 acres, and when trees affected by construction are replanted, the developer would be about half an acre short of the 1.2 acres that must remain, LaMantia said. Other concerns from the com-

everything in place to move forward on the development. “We were ready to go (in 2008), and then the economy dropped,” he said. Another company was set to appear before the planning commission Feb. 23 with a proposal for a 40,000-square-foot psychiatric hospital on 8 acres in the Altair development, south of Polaris Parkway and west of Africa Road.


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Westerville’s leaders spoke directly to residents during the State of the Community address Feb. 22, sharing their organizations’ accomplishments and goals for the future. As is tradition, the annual address featured representatives of the city, school district, chamber of commerce and Otterbein University.

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CITY City manager Dave Collinsworth said Westerville has much to celebrate, including receiving accolades for its fiscal accountability from the state auditor’s office and a AAA bond rating. “We hope that these efforts instill a sense of civic pride that Westerville operates with award-winning efficiency and excellence, particularly when it comes to managing the resources entrusted to us by the tax-

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mission included that the development would add a curb cut across the bike path that follows County Line Road and that the architecture is not four-sided or ideal. “After reading the material, I had high hopes, and then I opened it up and all I saw were garage doors,” member Amy Koorn said of the architectural renderings. The planning commission did not enumerate so many concerns about the plans the company presented in September. “It’s almost better to go back to the other one,” commission chairman Gerald Domanik said. However, Domanik said, the city has worked well with Romanelli and Hughes before, and he said he trusts the company to solve problems brought up by the commission. “I know the applicant has been in these situations before,” he said. There is also a small stream at the south of the property that faces problems with overflow and erosion. The company is funding a study to make necessary fixes to the impact the development would have on the stream, Fisher said. Because that study has not been finished, Romanelli and Hughes did not seek a vote on the proposed development Feb. 23. The company plans to return with a more detailed development proposal as early as the planning commission’s next meeting on March 23.

million, most of which would be recurring expenses, she said. The district did place a poll on its website to gauge public opinion on all-day kindergarten, McClellan said. Of the 543 people who responded, 35.5 percent said the district should implement an all-day kindergarten program regardless of costs, 25.4 percent said the district should continue to plan all-day kindergarten but stop implementation if the state requirement were removed and 18 percent said the district should wait to see what happens with state funding before deciding whether to implement an all-day program. Ten percent of respondents said the survey did not present their opinions as an option. Nevertheless, the district’s administration recommended that the board move forward in seeking the waiver, in large part because of the cost. “At this point, it’s just not something that we can do,” school board member Kevin Hoffman said. Board president Kristi Robbins said the problem with the allday kindergarten requirement is that the state attached no funding to help districts with its implementation, meaning the burden for the program would have to fall to local taxpayers. “When we talk about unfunded mandates, this is the perfect example,” Robbins said. Superintendent Dan Good said the evidence-based model put forth in H.B. 1 would eliminates other programs that theoretically would have allowed districts to put money toward all-day kindergarten, but ultimately, there are no immediate funds for implementation. “The outcome is the same: In the end, there are no new dollars to support an additional program,” Good said. Requests for waivers are not due to the state until June 1, McClellan said, and the district expects to get its request in much earlier than that. She said the district should hear whether its request has been approved with three weeks of submitting it. “We are grateful for the opportunity to request a waiver,” Robbins said.

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Even with those accomplishments, he said, the district is looking to improve and plans to focus on helping students whose achievement is not where it should be. “We recognize that we still have individual students, student groups and schools that are not growing quickly enough to demonstrate ‘adequate yearly progress,’” Good said. “We will continue to focus our energies on nurturing a year’s worth of growth in each student.” Good said other district achievements in 2010 include having all three high schools recognized by Newsweek magazine as among the top high schools in the country, and having English as a Second Language (ESL) students meet all three state requirements as set by No Child Left Behind. Students also have shown a high level of service, Good said: The Westerville South girls volleyball team raised $7,000 for the Stephanie Spielman Fund for

Breast Cancer Research; students donated more than 200 pounds of fresh food to the Westerville Area Resource Ministry through the district’s community garden; and the three high schools raised $39,465 for Westerville Caring and Sharing. School board president Kristi Robbins highlighted the district’s Educational Opportunity for Success program, an 11-year-old program that helps at-risk high school students earn their diplomas. Over the past three years, Robbins said, enough students in the program have graduated in order to add nine percentage points to the district’s graduation rate. With the help of a grant, that program will expand and move from portable classrooms at Westerville North High School to 336 S. Otterbein Ave. Administrators whose offices

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Westerville are looking foward to competing with a Walmart for business. I understand the need to find a tenant for a long-vacant building, but I find it hard to believe that this is the best option. There is an abundance of property available in the Polaris area, in the midst of established businesses, that would be better suited for Walmart. Just a few years ago, Walmart proposed to locate in the developing business area of Po-

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laris/Maxtown Road and Westerville turned them down. So now it’s OK, in a more congested and residential area? The plans also state it will be a 24-hour store — that will surely be disruptive to the nearby residents. There is absolutely no need for three Walmarts within a 15-mile radius and Westerville certainly doesn’t need one in the heart of the city. Liesa Cordi Westerville

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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 ED number of LENTZ 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 pol-

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ished 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 tuberculosis lurking in the 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 See AS IT WERE, page A5

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The groups that collaborated to create the city’s sesquicentennial anniversary celebration two years ago has come together to help mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The Westerville Public Library, Westerville Historical Society, the Westerville Department of Recreation and Parks and the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau have created a yearlong list of events on Civil War history and the role Westerville played. “The reason we decided to do it is because there were so many people who were impacted by the Civil War from Westerville,” said Beth Weinhardt, local history coordinator for the library. “We had a lot of people who were veterans of the war, and we had a lot of families who were impacted. “The men were away, and there were farm families where the children and the wife had to pick up all of the stuff the father did while he was away,” she said. “We also had some cases where the father didn’t come home again. … We had a lot of Otterbein students who left to go fight.” Events range from lectures and presentations to the parks and recreation department’s live-action recreation of the Underground Railroad to an American Girl tea party at the library. “We really have tried to do things for all ages,” Weinhardt said. “Of course, that’s kind of something the library does, parks and

rec does and the Visitors and Convention Bureau does with their Fourth Fridays. We’re all used to varied audience groups.” One of the highlights will be the return of Ohio Chautauqua, which will present its Civil War program in Westerville from June 30 through July 4. The Chautauqua, which also visited Westerville for the city’s sesquicentennial in 2008, includes evening entertainment and living history performances and daytime history workshops. “It’s a popular program in many communities around the state,” Weinhardt said. “That’s definitely something for all ages when that comes.” Scheduled events are: • Civil War-era Clothing: Fashion Show and Try-it-On: 2 p.m. March 5 at the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St. Presented by the Ohio Historical Society, the event will showcase clothing from the 1860s and allow participants to try on garments. • Meet the Civil War Tea Lady: 4 p.m. March 19 at the Westerville Public Library. Civil War reenactor Kay Ruley will talk about women’s lives and duties during the Civil War while participants enjoy rose-geranium cake and tea. Sponsored by the Friend of the Library, the event is for people ages 8 and older. Call (614) 882-7277. • The Home Front: 7:30 p.m. March 25 at the Westerville Public Library. The Westerville Historical Society meeting will fea-

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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, frost-defying 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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CIVIL WAR Continued from page A5 ture presenter Susan Fulton, of the Ohio Statehouse-based Battery A of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery. • Fighting for Freedom: The Story of the U.S. Colored Troops: 2 p.m. April 22 at the Westerville Public Library. Anthony Gibbs, of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, will be in character as a Civil War soldier to discuss African-American contributions to the war and how the U.S. Colored Troops differed from their white counterparts. The program is for ages 6 and older. • Westerville in the Civil War: 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the Westerville Public Library. During the historical society meeting, Otterbein history professor Sarah Fatherly will speak. • Civil War Camp: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Program Center, 64 E. Walnut St. The program will immerse children ages 11 to 13 in a Civil War encampment. There will be a July 1 field trip to the Freedom Center in Cincinnati. For information, call Darcy Baxter at (614) 901-6543. • Ohio Chautauqua 2011: The Civil War: June 30 through July 4. There will be daytime events as well as a performance at 7:30 each evening in the tent at the Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave. • Vintage Baseball Game: 4 p.m. July 2 at the Westerville Sports Complex. The Ohio Village Muffins will challenge Westerville residents to an 1860s-style game of baseball. • History Exhumed! A Civil War Experience: 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 3 at Heritage Park and Everal Barn, 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Sponsored by the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau, there will be displays on Civil War camps, battlefield medicine and the Underground Railroad, as well as crafts and oldfashioned games for children. • Boy Soldiers of the Civil War: 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Westerville Public Library. Dennis Keesee, author of “Too Young to Die: Boy Soldiers of the Union Army” will discuss Civil War soldiers who were 17 and younger. Presented by the Friends of the Library, the event is for ages 12 and older. • Ohio and the Underground Railroad: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the library. Local history coordinator Beth Weinhardt will be the guest speaker at a Westerville Historical Society meeting. • Freedom Trail: A Dramatic Underground Railroad Experience: Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 at Heritage Park. The parks and recreation department, library and historical society program will give audience members a feel of what it was like to be part of the Underground Railroad. For ages 12 and older. Call 259-5028. • American Girl Tea Party Hosted by Addie: 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at Everal Barn. Children ages 6 to 10 will be able to enjoy Civil Warera tea with the American Girl from the same time period. • People Set Apart: Religious Conviction in the Civil War: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave. The annual historical society dinner will feature Muskingum University history professor emeritus Lorle Porter. Call 891-0821.

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Though Westerville City Schools have surpassed the stateallotted three calamity days, Superintendent Dan Good said he does not anticipate that the district will need to make up any additional days. Westerville took its fourth calamity day on Feb. 25. Two bills have been introduced in the state legislature — Senate Bill 18 and House Bill 36 — that would return the number of calamity days to five. The state mandate was reduced to three for this school year. Good said he expects one of those bills to pass, saving the district from having to make up any days at this point. “There’s been very little opposition from legislators,” he said. Even with the passage of those bills, the district could only cancel classes one more time without being required to make up days. Even if a bill is approved, the school district would have to make up days for morning kindergarten, which is canceled when there is a two-hour delay. Morning kindergarten had used six calamity days.



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COMMUNITY Continued from page A2 are located there will be moved to a new facility at 936 Eastwind Drive. Robbins said the district continues to be successful because of the efforts of the community. “It really does take a village to raise a child and people are proud to be associated with the Westerville City School District, thanks to the collective efforts of many,” Robbins said. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Speaking for the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the board Travis Sanders said the organization continues to focus on networking and bringing its 680 business and individual members together. “We want every business to attend chamber events and meet other businesses to build productive business relationships,” he said. Sanders said the chamber also served its members in 2010 through its cost-savings services. In 2010, he said, 99 businesses saved $222,268 on health insurance through the “group rated”

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The Beat Arts, eats and fun in central Ohio

FAB 5 By Jim Fischer The Beat sees that some Lady Gaga person is having a concert March 10 at the Schottenstein Center. How come you don’t hear that much about her? On to the Fab Five.

1 Celtic musicians make the

lage, bookended by gigs at the Hey Hey Bar and Grill on Whittier Street Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Great harmonies and fiery picking are common themes form all three shows. For details, call (614) 445-9512. CityMusic welcomes the ethereal Altan in concert Wednesday, March 9, at the Lincoln Theatre. The Donegal, Ireland, ensemble combines traditional ballads and dance tunes with contemporary folk songs in an acoustic setting, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh’s alluring vocals providing the perfect complement to the flute, fiddle and guitar accompaniment. Tickets are $26-$11. Call (614) 4690939.

rounds at all times of the year, but you know it’s getting into March when the density increases. Like during the next week, for example. The Dollyrots are prepared Neo-traditional party band Gael- 2 to unleash bubble-gum punk ic Storm, touring in support of its of the highest order on denizens latest CD, Cabbage, starts things of The Summit Friday, March 4. off Friday, March 4, at the NewFronted by Avril-meets-Gwenport Music Hall. Tickets are meets-Courtney Kelly Ogden, the $19.50/$25. Call 1-800-745D-Rots are probably best3000. known for their tunes BeAcoustic duo Switchcause I’m Awesome, Kick back will perform Me to the Curb and their original liturgical cover of Brand New Key. music at the It doesn’t get much more 11:30 a.m. fun, as the band Mass Sunday, tours the U.S, in March 6, at support of St. Mary 2010’s A Little Catholic Messed Up on Church in Blackheart German Records. That is, Vi l the label run by Joan Jett, a patron for and advocate of the Florida-based trio. The relationship could not be more apropos. Ranger Danger and Charlie Hustle open. Tickets are $8/$10. Call (614) 268-9377. Thomas 3 Chris King may have Trout Fishing in America

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son in O Brother,Where Art Thou?, but his real-life chops are bona fide. The son of bluesman Tabby Thomas, CTK peppered his blues with hip-hop and other forms, and later on hit it big acting in and scoring films, including O Brother and Ray. King, who has a new album due out call Sketches of Time, and his band will play the Lincoln Theatre Saturday, March 5, in a concert sponsored by the Jazz Arts Group’s Inside Track series. Local band The Floorwalkers opens. Tickets are $30/$25. Call (614) 469-0939. think children’s music 4 You that appeals to adults is a recent phenomenon? Then you haven’t been paying attention, as Trout Fishing in America — the duo of guitarist Ezra Idelet and bassist Keith Grimwood — has been at this game for about 30 years. Lullabies, story songs, audience participation and a goofy, self-deprecating sense of humor, all delivered via first-class folk-pop musicianship is TFIA’s MO. Trout Fishing in America will be in concert Saturday, March 5, at Newark’s Midland Theatre. Tickets are $20-$7.50. Call (740) 345-LIVE.

forming.’Ari Hest loves you. He just loves songwriting more. “There’s something about the feeling of coming up with a good melody or a good line,” Hest told The Beat. “That’s why I do what I do.” Hest, a Brooklyn-based pop singer-songwriter, has proven his adroitness in those other areas as well. In the midst of a heavy touring schedule, he self-produced his 2009 album Twelve Mondays. The project culminated a 2008 Web-based project in which he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday throughout the year, allowing fans to then select their 12 favorites for the album. “I made all the decisions,” Hest said. “So (for his new record, Sunset Over Hope Street), I gave up the reigns.” Specifically, to indie musician and producer Alex Wong. “I knew going in that this was going to be something I wasn’t used to, but it was very much an ‘I’d like to try this’ mentality,” Hest explained. “I knew going in I would be pushed. Alex uses a lot of strings and keyboard sounds – things I’m not used to. But I left much of the arranging to Alex. I worked on writing and re-writing songs.” While he consciously stepped back in making Sunset Over Hope Street, Hest admitted the making of this record tested his patience after the immediacy of his song-a-week project. “(Sunset) was recorded over a year, in between breaks while both Alex and myself were on tour,” Hest explained. “It was a long time in the making, with a lot of time to listen back to what we had done so far. I started to get slightly impatient, because the songs were done but not finished.” Patience is a theme throughout the album, although, Hest explained, in a more personal sense. “(The title track) is essentially about being patient waiting for something new to come along when you’re just getting out of something, and also feeling happy for the other person as they move on and you try to move on,” he said. The job, now that the album is complete and

Ari Hest will play the Rumba Café Saturday, March 5. The Mooncussers and Crowe open. Call (614) 268-1841.

tour forthcoming, was to “recreate the album with new arrangements for two people,” Hest said, explaining that, for this tour, he’s bringing along a drummer and that’s all. “The songs stand on their own,” Hest said. “They started out this way, so they don’t require a band.” The Columbus date is early in the tour. Hest said he’s looking forward to playing these new songs for audiences. “I hope everything resonates with people in some way,” he said, sounding like a person who cares about the songs the way every good songwriter should. ■ For more from The Beat’s interview with Ari Hest, read the BeatBlog at

Pickerington pizza shop is a real heavyweight champ The reputation of Catalfino’s pizza precedes it. For over a decade, Catalfino’s took first or second place in the Slice of Columbus competition. It scored several consecutive second places in the North American Pizza and Ice Cream Show. And Catalfino’s landed in the top 10 of the American Pizza Championship. Catalfino’s business also has a storied past going back to the mid-1970s. That was when the family that still owns and operates Catalfino’s co-opened their first one-oven, two-table shop on the East Side of Columbus. Decades of success, change, expansions and relocations eventually brought Catalfino’s to its newest spot in Pickerington a couple of years ago. This latest incarnation is a big and bright, nice but casual restaurant with a decidedly sporty at-

MENU by G.A. Benton titude. There’s lots of Buckeye stuff on the walls, plus tons of TVs beaming in games and races (it’s the kind of place where a NASCAR dad gets decked out in full stock-car regalia). Largely full of happy families, Catalfino’s also has a fully stocked bar detailed with a crazy parade of flattened beer caps. A crazy parade of “Man vs. Food”-type munchies can adorn Catalfino’s pizzas, salads, sandwiches and starters if you so desire. I so desired. That’s why I picked the funky Fagiolo Fries appetizer ($6). It was a big pile of “krinkle” cutters doused in a nice, black-pep-

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The Champion pizza at Catalfino’s in Pickerington.

pery homemade pasta and bean soup topped with melted provolone. Yeah, it sounds odd, but really it’s not far from chili cheese fries. Think of it as Italian-Amer-

ican poutine, if you want, but do think of it. Also think of the Chicago Combo ($9), which the menu says is fully endorsed by The Fan’s Mike Ricordati. Here, a decent Italian beef sandwich increased its girth by the addition of a spicy sausage patty. Was it an authentic Windy City dish? Not really. Did it’s blend of “jus” (I would have liked more), griddled roast beef, spicy sausage and giardiniera (hot pickled veggies) prove Ricordati knew what he was talking about (at least in this case)? You betcha. Of course Catalfino’s topnotch pizzas are the stars. You can design your own, go with a traditional combo or pick one of the shop’s over-the-top specialties ($8.50 to $22). If you’re considering the latter, here are some uncommon things Catalfino’s

Catalfino’s Italian 10501 Blacklick-Eastern Rd., Pickerington 614-575-5380 Web: Cuisine: Pizza Price: $ (up to $10 per person) Patio: Yes Hours: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.10:30 p.m. Saturday, 4-9:30 p.m. Sunday will toss onto their excellent, thin and crispy crusts: wing sauce, chicken and celery; BLT; spaghetti and meatballs; pulled pork. I’m generally not a fan of barbecue on pizza, but Catalfino’s Carolina pulled pork was a winner. I liked how its homemade

thick, tangy and smoky barbecue sauce complemented both the good meat and — wait for it — onion rings! Also terrific was the wellnamed Champion (ricotta, bacon, sausage, ham, pepperoni and much more). Catalfino’s menu says this pie’s won more than 20 awards in competitions, and I could see — and taste! — why. The menu also says The Fan’s Scott Torgerson declared the Spicy Italian “will be his final meal if he’s ever on Death Row.” After demolishing that irresistible grease bomb (killer spicy marinara plus double meats and cheeses), Death Row seemed almost redundant. To read G.A. Benton’s blog visit

Warma for the shawarma: Spit-roasted meats gaining popularity Behold the vertical rotisserie, a magnificent machine that is being used by a growing number of ethnic restaurants in Columbus. Spit-roasted options are the signature dishes at such newcomers as Lavash, Pita Hut, Los Guachos and Lashish, the Greek. The electric broiler rotates a composite of meat in front of bright-orange heating lamps, which melt away fat and leave the outside golden brown and glistening with moisture. The outer shell is then sliced off per order, and often placed in a pita or is part of a larger plate ensemble.

Most everyone is at least familiar with the gyro, brown cuts of herb-flecked meat cut from the large, twirling cylinder, and garnished with shredded lettuce, onions, tomatoes and tzatziki inside a soft pita. While not new, a different brand of twirling, carnivorous delight is tempting local diners: the shawarma. Several local restaurants offer their own variations.

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Lufti Ayoub, owner of the Pita Hut, cuts the shawarma on Feb. 26. The Pita Hut’s shawarma is seasoned with spices imported from Jerusalem.

Pita Hut in Clintonville has a Jerusalem-style, “As the ethnic population increases, these restauusing alternating layers of dark-meat turkey and rants will remain popular,” he said. lamb. Owner Lutfi Ayoub said the seasoning is Latif said the competition is good, opening up key to the alluring, complex flavor. He uses a blend diners to different cuisines and their spit-roasted of 10 herbs and spices, ground fresh in Israel and dishes. shipped to Columbus. He said he dry-rubs the “Bottom line: the customer wins,” he said. pieces of meat and marinates them, usually overnight, before placing them on the skewer for cooking. The place offers nine condiments, from hummus to cucumbers, for added flavor. “That’s the important part, always,” he said. The sauce also is a big part of the equation, says Recipe of the week Nasir Latif, owner of Lavash, also in Clintonville. He offers a simple but bold garlic sauce for his two shawarma options: a Lebanese-style using lamb and beef and a chicken selection. Latif said big beehive-shaped columns of meat pirouetting behind the counter help draw in customers. “It looks good,” he said. “It tastes good.” Shish Kebab Mediterranean Café and Café Istanbul use the rotisserie to make doner, the Turkish equivalent of gyro. Ilyas Batuk, chef and partner of Shish Kebab on Bethel Road, said the secret to excellent doner is using a good fat ratio – 25 percent – and forcefully compressing the ground beef and lamb mixture on the spit, which gives it a fine texture. “If you don’t have the fat, it’s no good,” he said. Customers seem to agree, as the doner is one of the top sellers in the restaurant. He makes 80 pounds each Friday and Saturday and another 50 pounds on Sunday, with smaller amounts during the rest of the week. Mike Polster, a partner of the Louis R. Polster Co., a restaurant-equipment supplier in the Brewery District, said he believes the sales of the ver- Orange butter cake with Grand Marnier, courtical broilers will continue to increase. tesy of Richard Blondin of the Refectory.

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Actors studio to open March 8 By JENNIFER NESBITT ThisWeek Community Newspaper

Westerville’s art scene is expanding. Professional actor John Hawk will open the John Hawk Actors Studio March 8 at 20 S. State St. There will be an open house at the studio from 1 to 5 p.m. March 6. Hawk has worked as an actor for more than 20 years in commercials, movies and theater. He moved back to Ohio four years ago and said he hopes to create the same feel in his studio that he experienced in similar studios in New York and Las Angeles. “I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great teachers. The experience I had, it was incredible,” Hawk said. “Seeing someone laughing hysterically, crying hysterically — I loved it. I hope to recreate what I miss.” After the open house, the studio will hold classes for those 18 and older each Tuesday and Thurs-

day evening. The classes will cover acting exercises, breathing and relaxation techniques, cold reading, freeze reading, scene studies and audition techniques. Since his return to Ohio, Hawk said, he has been surprised to find so many opportunities available to actors in his home state. “I thought I was leaving acting behind. It was refreshing that there was as much work as there is in Columbus and all of Ohio,” he said. Hawk said he has three films coming out later this year, including “Seven Songs About Thunder,” “Season of Darkness” and “The Greater Meaning of Water.” While the actors studio will aim to help local artists with their craft, Hawk said he also hopes running the classes will help him grow as an artist. “I believe that every good teacher learns from his students, so I’m hoping to take even my act-

ing to another level by getting back to the fundamentals and seeing other people have their own breakthroughs,” he said. The Westerville resident said he had set the goal of opening an actors studio, and while walking through Uptown, he noticed the vacant storefront. “It was really ideal for what I wanted. It seemed perfect,” Hawk said. Hawk renovated the interior to make it into to make a comfortable environment for actors. “It’s night and day from what it was,” he said. “It just grew into what it is, and I think it’s an ideal space for the class.” Classes at the studio will be limited to 12 people. “A lot of the teaching will be individualized, but it is all levels. I don’t want to deter people who are like, ‘Well, I’m not an actor,’” Hawk said. More information is available at

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the chamber office by calling (614) 882-8917 or through the chamber’s website, For more information about the Columbus2020! initiative, visit Future chamber events include Business After Hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 17 at Emerald Bank, 17 N. State St., with food sponsored by Old Bag of Nails Pub and Chocolaterie Stam; Business After Hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 14 at Cantina Laredo, 8791 Lyra Drive; Women in Business Luncheon, featuring “Your Lovely Bones,” presented by Janet Meeks, April 20 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, 500 S. Cleveland Ave., with bone density screenings from 11 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and luncheon from noon to 1 p.m.

Columbus2020! CEO Kenny McDonald will be the featured speaker at the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly luncheon, which will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 8 at the Medallion Club, 5000 Club Drive. McDonald will provide information about the Columbus2020! initiative and how it is working to grow the Columbus economy and benefit suburban communities. The luncheon costs $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Potential chamber members who are accompanied by current chamber members will receive the member registration price. Members who bring potential members will have their businesses entered into a drawing for Garden club to meet a chance to be featured in the Business Spotlight section of the March 8 at library chamber’s monthly electronic The Westerville Garden Club newsletter. will meet at 7 p.m. March 8 at Those interested in attending the Westerville Public Library, the luncheon can register through 126 S. State St.

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Ex-Blendon Twp. officers honored Blendon Township police officer Zach Smith and former township police Sgt. Michael Smith and officer Joe Pickering recently were among the recipients of Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s Awards of Excellence. The awards honor “the most outstanding law enforcement officers, judges and prosecutors in central Ohio for their dedication to fight against drunk driving,” according to information provided to ThisWeek. Michael Smith is now with the Columbus Police Department; Pickering is now with the Reynoldsburg Police Department.

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Westerville police reports • A 37-year-old woman was arrested and charged with theft after attempting to steal $105 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s, 133 Huber Village Blvd., at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 3. • A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI at 2 a.m. Feb. 3 at the corner of Spring and Hempstead roads. Police stopped the man after his vehicle was seen crossing the center line twice. After a positive test from a police dog, the man was found to have 3.82 grams of marijuana in his vehicle. He was charged with OVI, reckless operation, marked lanes and drug abuse in Franklin County Municipal Court. • A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI and underage consumption at 2:45 a.m. Feb. 4 at State Street and Schrock Road. Police stopped the man after the vehicle he was driving was seen making an illegal left turn into a parking lot. • A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI, reckless operation, not having an operator’s license and drug abuse at 11:25 p.m. Feb. 4 at Sunbury Road and Walnut Street. Police stopped the man after he was noticed driving erratically. He was found to be in possession of 1.157 grams of marijuana. • A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI and possession of drug paraphernalia at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 6 at State Street and Huber Village Boulevard. He was taken to Franklin County jail on an existing warrant for driving

under suspension, not having an operator’s license and a muffler violation. • A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI at 2:35 a.m. Feb. 6 at West Main Street and Ormsbee Avenue. Police stopped the man after they observed his vehicle appeared to be missing a headlight. • A 43-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI at 12:50 a.m. Feb. 7 at State Street and Huber Village Boulevard. Police stopped the man after noticing that his vehicle did not have an illuminated license plate and that he was weaving in and out of traffic lanes. • A 33-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 7 near 295 Cross Country Loop. He was stopped by a Blendon Township officer after the vehicle he was driving hit a parked car and then left the area. • A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI, reckless operation, noncompliance suspension, marked lanes violation and possession of marijuana at 12:45 a.m. Feb. 10 at Hempstead Road and Gentlewind Drive. Police stopped the man after his vehicle was observed crossing the center line twice. A passenger, a 37-year-old man, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. • A 38-year-old woman was arrested and charged with OVI and

endangering a child at 11:25 a.m. Feb. 11 at South State and Walnut streets. Police stopped the woman after a caller reported a drunken driver. A small child who was in the car was placed with Franklin County Children’s Services after officers found her to be inadequately dressed and badly scabbed. • A 21-year-old man, a 20-yearold woman and a 19-year-old woman were arrested and charged with theft at 5:40 p.m. Feb. 11 after allegedly attempting to steal more than $430 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s, 133 Huber Village Blvd. • A 54-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI at 1:30 a.m. Feb. 12 on Cleveland Avenue south of Main Street. He was stopped after he drove over a median in a parking lot, causing two of his tires to go flat. • A man reported someone entered his unlocked home in the first block of East College Avenue between 4:20 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 12 and stole tools. • A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI at 11:40 p.m. Feb. 15 at South Cleveland Avenue and Cooper Road. Police stopped the man after he was witnessed driving erratically. • A 36-year-old woman was arrested and charged with OVI, reckless operation, failure to signal and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle at 1:35 a.m. Feb. 16 at South State Street and Heatherdown Drive. Police stopped the woman after she failed to signal and made a wide right


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at 2 a.m. Feb. 26 at Sunbury Road and Windsor Village Drive. Police stopped the man after he failed to signal turns and ran a stop sign. • A 40-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI at 3:45 a.m. Feb. 26 at County Line Road and Retreat Lane. Police stopped the man after he ran a red light. • A 30-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI, reckless driving and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 27 at Cleveland Avenue and Old Coach Road. Police stopped the man after they noticed his vehicle did not have an illuminated license plate and crossed the center twice. • A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with OVI at 2:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at McCorkle Boulevard and Maxtown Road. Police stopped the man for speeding on Maxtown Road. • A 26-year-old woman was arrested and charged with OVI, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse at 3 a.m. Feb. 27 at Otterbein Avenue and Cherrington Road. Police stopped the woman after an officer witnessed her vehicle cross the center line. • A 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal $260 worth of merchandise from Meijer, 100 Polaris Parkway, at 3:05 p.m. Feb. 27.


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Wildcats’ Pannell rolls 300 at district By FRANK DiRENNA ThisWeek Community Newspapers

It was a memorable day for a pair of Westerville high school bowling programs at the district tournament Feb. 26 at HP Lanes. For the first time in program history, the Westerville Central boys and girls swept the titles, earning berths to the state tournament Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. Meanwhile, Westerville South soph-

omore Zach Pannell earned his first state berth after finishing second overall with a season-high 749 series to Groveport’s Chris Lane (762). Included in Pannell’s series score was his second career 300 game. Pannell, whose first perfect game came in a non-OHSAA-sanctioned event, rolled the 300 in his first game at district despite competing with an injured right thumb on his throwing hand. He also had games of 225 and 224. “All I was thinking about was throwing good shots,” Pannell said. “I’ve

been struggling with this thumb being ripped open. I was hoping that I would be able to bowl (at district) and that 300 helps out. The way I throw the ball just tears the thumb up. It started hurting a little in the Baker (games).” “After about his first or second practice shot, he had a pretty good look on the lanes and then he just started striking like crazy and never stopped,” South assistant coach Mike Craig said. Pannell had hoped to compete at state with his teammates, as the South boys team held the third and final state-

qualifying spot heading into the Baker games. However, Gahanna rallied by scoring a 1,145 in the Baker games — its top score of the season — to earn the final state berth with a total of 4,026, behind champion Central (4,168) and runner-up Zanesville Maysville (4,068). South finished fifth (3,953), behind fourth-place Circleville (4,000). Senior Jamie Robinson led Central with a 696 series to place fourth overall. “Our boys worked their butts off, not only (at district), but all year,” Cen-

tral coach Julie Wells said. “They’ve been working hard, they’ve been working as a team and they put it all out there (at district).” Gahanna will be making its first state appearance as a team. The Lions were led by senior Jacob Reed, who rolled a 666 series to finish fifth overall. “It was just a good group of kids working together and hitting their spares,” Gahanna coach Bruce Zink said. “We bowled the best Bakers we’ve See BOWLING, page C5


Warriors sending pair to state By FRANK DiRENNA ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Westerville North High School senior wrestler Stephen Alger knew this was his final opportunity to reach the Division I state tournament. After splitting his first two matches at the district tournament Feb. 25-26 at Hilliard Darby, Alger won his final four matches to finish third at 135 pounds and earn a berth at the state tournament, which is Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5, at Ohio State. Alger, who was 5-1 on the weekend, pinned Olentangy Liberty’s Anthony Michael (1 minute, 42 seconds) in the third-place match. Michael had defeated Alger 8-3 in a quarterfinal. “The loss made me want to work a lot harder,” said Alger, a four-time district qualifier. “I figured this is my last time, and I had to try as hard as I can.” Alger (26-9) will be joined at state by sophomore teammate Joe Herrera, who finished third at 112 at district. Herrera won his first two matches before losing to Dublin Coffman’s Ryan Murdock 8-1 in a semifinal. Murdock went on to win the title, defeating Miamisburg’s Jordan Branham 10-0 in the final. Herrera, who also will be making his first state tournament appearance, won his next two matches to finish 4-1 and secure third. Herrera (27-6) defeated Franklin Heights’ Jon Bloss 120 in the third-place match. Alger, who is ranked 16th in Brian Brakeman’s High School Wrestling Forecast, will open against Canton McKinley junior Ruben Burrows. Burrows is 34-4 and 13th in the Brakeman Report. “I’m really excited,” Alger said. “This is my first time ever at state. It’s been a life goal of mine. I want to place high. Joe and I are going to work out really hard and do the right things, eat right and rest. We’re going to do everything we can to achieve our goals.” Herrera, who also is 16th in the Brakeman Report, will oppose Oregon Clay’s Mike Screptock (35-6) in the first round. Screptock is ninth in the Brakeman Report. “I definitely wanted to go to state last year, but I’m finally there,” Herrera said. “I just want to get my face on the wall. I want to place. I just have to work harder than I’ve worked all year. I have to get my mind right and I think I’ll be good.” The state place finishers from North are recognized by having a plaque displayed at the school. The Warriors finished 14th at district (46 points) behind firstplace Liberty (128.5). Senior Ryan Ouzts was 2-2 on the weekend at 130 and finished the season at 25-4. Junior Trey Fisher (21-11) was 0-2 at 145 and senior Mitch Cousins (24-12) was 0-2 at

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South’s Riley Buer competes in the preliminaries of the 100-yard breaststroke during the Division I state meet Feb. 25. Buer went on to finish eighth in 1:05.99.

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Central relay places at state meet By PAUL BATTERSON

junior Taylor Schwartz and soph- Staab or I am Alex Schuttinger.’” Schuttinger’s brother, Nick, 400-yard freestyle relay that won the state title in the 100 butplaced seventh in 3 minutes, 34.5 terfly last year, and her sister, seconds. Samantha, a sophomore at Wat“They’ve had swimming terson, placed sixth in the 200 drummed into them for the last free (1:52.8) and 500 free five or six years,” said coach (4:58.19) this year. Ron Staab, whose family has “My brother was a phenomproduced three state qualifiers enal swimmer and I hope to take in Austin, Hillary and Chelsea. after that,” Schuttinger said. “His “Part of them thinks, ‘I don’t power and drive keeps me mowant to let my family name tivated. He’s always been there down.’ But another part says, ‘I for me. He told me to go out and want to forge ahead. I want peo- go after everything.” ple to know that I am Chelsea The Central girls scored 35

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CANTON — After being in the shadows of their older siblings, Westerville Central High School senior Chelsea Staab and freshman Alex Schuttinger carved out a legacy for themselves at the Division I girls swimming and diving state meet that concluded Feb. 26 at C.T. Branin Natatorium. Staab and Schuttinger, whose brothers won state swimming titles for the Warhawks, joined

points at state to place 17th behind champion Upper Arlington (286), which won its seventh consecutive state title. Schwartz placed 15th in the 200 free (1:56.07) and 16th in the 100 backstroke (58.97). “My swim in the 200 free wasn’t as good as the one (in the preliminary),” said Schwartz, who was seeded 16th in the 200 free and swam a 1:55.76 in the preliminary. “I’m a little disappointed with my time, but I did move up in the standings, so that’s exciting.”

Schuttinger placed 15th in the 100 free (53.17) and teamed with Schwartz, sophomore Marissa Kramer and Thompson to place 14th in the 200 free relay (1:39.73). “This is amazing. Just the fact that we made it to states as young as we are is really good,” Thompson said. “We got to see what it was like to be one of the fastest people here instead of being intimidated by everyone.” Schuttinger just missed makSee SWIM, page C2


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For the past two seasons, Westerville North High School boys basketball coach Kevin Thuman and Gahanna coach Tony Staib have had a predetermined date set aside in the Fairgrounds Coliseum. In 2009, Thuman and his Warriors defeated Gahanna 55-53 in a Division I district semifinal. The Lions exacted some revenge last season with a 60-54 overtime victory in a district final. At 8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 5, the teams have another appointment at the Fairgrounds in a district semifinal. “After the tournament draw, I saw Tony as we were walking out and he told me that we would have to stop meeting like this,” Thuman said. “We each have won once, so this is the rubber game.” The fourth-seeded Lions are 21-1 while ninth-seeded North is 17-5. Gahanna is led by 5-foot-11 senior point guard Stevie Taylor, an Ohio University signee who averages 16.1 points per game. Jamel Morris, a 6-2 guard, averages 10.1 points and 6-3 forward Trey Warr scores By Chris Parker/ThisWeek 7.2 per game. Aaron Jackson, a 6-4 forward, Zach Nickels of North grabs a rebound in front of Marysville’s Dillon Wilson averages 7.1 points. during the Warriors’ 62-35 victory in a first-round Division I tournament “Fortunately for us, it’s the last time we’ll See WRESTLING, page C5 game Feb. 23 at Delaware. see Stevie Taylor,” Thuman said. “It seems

Central, South coverage, pg. C2 like he’s been there forever, and he really makes them go. “But Gahanna is more than just Stevie Taylor. Everything runs through him, but they are pretty effective when they go inside.” The winner advances to a district final against sixth-seeded Walnut Ridge or seventh-seeded Dublin Coffman at 4 p.m. March 12 at the Fairgrounds. North reached a district semifinal by winning a pair of early round games. The Warriors defeated Marysville 62-35 in the first round Feb. 23 at Delaware. Jack Gibbs scored 17 points to lead North and Drake Jackson added 10 points. Taivion Thomas led North with 14 points in a 52-47 second-round win over Brookhaven on Feb. 26 at Worthington Christian Middle School. Gibbs had 11 points and Jackson, Darren Nettles and Matt Rhodes added eight points apiece. Rhodes was held eight points below his average and Gibbs was seven points below his average. “Brookhaven came out in a triangle-andtwo (zone defense) to shut down Jack and Matt and they did a nice job on it because of See NORTH, page C4

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Wildcats boys finding ways to utilize depth By JEREMY STEWART ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Westerville South High School boys basketball team hasn’t had a problem this season trying to find playing time for everyone. South has won 14 games by at least 18 points. In a 99-34 win over Watkins Memorial in the second round of the Division I district tournament Feb. 25, the starters sat for all but a few minutes in the second half. “The way we split up teams in practice, there is no starting five,” said guard Donnie Fitzgerald, who comes off the bench. “(Coach Ed Calo) makes everybody be on the same teams in practice. What we’re trying to do is we’re trying to make it so everyone can get in the game. We’re not trying to make it so the starting five never comes out.” There was also a lot of playing time to spread around when South opened the tournament with a 70-24 win over Lancaster on Feb. 22. The Wildcats, who are 21-1, could

get its first true test of the district tournament against Pickerington Central on Saturday, March 5, in a district semifinal in the Fairground Coliseum. A year ago, the Wildcats’ season ended in the district semifinal round as they fell to Marion-Franklin 66-57. A rematch with 11th-seeded MarionFranklin was thwarted after Central beat the Red Devils 64-62 in the first round on Feb. 22. Central then beat Independence 58-48 on Feb. 25 to improve to 12-10. Leading the way was guards Caris Levert (22 points) and Chad Nelson (17). The Tigers also can present a size mismatch with 6-foot-6 center Jacob Flora and 6-5 forward Manny Harrison. “They’re long, and they’re talented,” said Calo of Central. “We expected to see Marion-Franklin, but (Pickerington) Central took care of them. They have really improved as the season has gone on. They’re starting real young kids, and now they’re starting to believe a little bit. They’re coming in with emotion and momentum, and it will

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be a great test for us.” The Tigers have won four of five games and are 6-3 since Feb. 1. “We’ve grown up,” first-year Central coach Jerry Francis said. “February’s been busy, but it’s been a good month in terms of our development.” The winner plays March 11 at the Fairgrounds against fifth-seeded Pickerington North or eighth-seeded New Albany. South hasn’t played in a district final since winning it in 2008 on the way to a regional runner-up finish. To get there the Wildcats have to overcome the mental hurdle that is playing in a Fairgrounds Coliseum known for being tough on shooters that can’t adjust to the venue’s cavernous feel.

consecutive games. The Wildcats started to find a formula for success at season’s end. The strong effort against Brookhaven was preceded by a 52-39 win over Teays Valley in a first round game on Feb. 19 and a 6259 victory over Lancaster in the regular-season finale on Feb. 12. South was sixth in the OCC-Cardinal behind Olentangy (12-2), Dublin Scioto (10-4), North (9-5), Dublin Jerome (7-7) and Central (7-7) and ahead of Marysville (3-11) and Olentangy Liberty (3-11). South will lose two seniors in Breyona Colley and Rena Pele. Expected back are juniors Erica Aiello (second-team all-OCC-Cardinal), Nikia Buckingham, Lindsey Gerhart (honorable mention all-OCC-Cardinal), Alex Hall, Rylee Holman, Cori McClain, Morgan Neighbors (first-team all-OCC-Cardinal) and Sydney Sharp, sophomore Marley Stash Brianna Wendell and freshman Jada Smoot.



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Continued from page C1 ing it to the consolation final in the 100 breaststroke, placing 17th (1:07.26). Also competing at state were Staab in the 500 free (5:10.82, 20th) and Thompson in the 50 free (24.74, 23rd) and 100 free (53.96, 13th). “At every state meet, you have your ups and downs, but overall we had more ups than downs,” coach Staab said. •South sophomore Riley Buer continues to climb up the awards podium at state in the 100 breast. Last year, she tied Loveland’s Sammie Wheeler for 12th (1:07.48). This year, she finished eighth (1:05.99). “This sets up really well for next year,” Buer said. “If I keep up my training, I think I have a chance to do well next year, and I’m looking forward to that.” Buer was seeded eighth this year after placing second at district Feb. 19 at Ohio State in 1:05.18. She was sixth after swimming 1:05.84 in the preliminary at state. “I was really nervous behind the blocks,” Buer said, referring to the championship heat in this year’s state meet. “I’m swimming with all the best swimmers in Ohio. But once I dove into the water, all my training that I put into the race kicked in. I did what I was trained to do.” “(Making the championship heat) is really big for Riley,” coach Kevin Kissling said. “She’s so committed to the sport and to training. It’s nice to have someone who deserves these opportunities to get these opportunities.” Buer’s performance garnered 11 points, allowing the South girls team to finish 38th. A lingering illness might have prevented sophomore Jared Hig-

Guard Damarkeo Lyshe blatantly dismissed the notion that the setting could affect South. “No,” said Lyshe, who led South with 17 points in the win over Watkins Memorial. “We can adapt.” •The girls team had its season end with a 47-38 loss to sixth-seeded Brookhaven on Feb. 25 in the second round of the Division I district tournament. Coach Silas Williams called the game the best that his team had played this season. The Wildcats were outscored 14-9 in the second quarter. “We knew they were tough on the backboard,” said Williams, whose team finished 8-13 overall and 5-9 in the OCC-Cardinal Division. “We had a pretty good game plan going in. We executed well. The only thing we didn’t do was rebound.” The season was a learning experience. Not only was it Williams’ first as coach, the Wildcats had to make up for the loss of an experienced core. The result was a fast start followed by a midseason lull in which South lost eight


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Central’s Chelsea Staab (left), Alex Schuttinger, Taylor Schwartz and Sally Thompson are all smiles on the podium after placing seventh in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the Division I state meet Feb. 26.

don from advancing to the finals at state in the 100 fly and 200 individual medley. After missing a couple days of training after coming down with the flu after the district meet, Higdon added 1.22 seconds to his time in the 100 fly time and 2.88 seconds to his time in the 200 IM in the state preliminaries. Higdon finished 18th in the 200 IM (1:59.4) and 19th in the 100 fly (53.03). He did not score at state. “Jared was a little run down after the district meet and a lit-

tle off his best,” Kissling said. “It’s tough coming back after an illness any time, but especially after the district meet. I know he would have liked to have seen himself swim faster, but (at this level) everyone else wants to be faster. “The rest of the kids on our team are motivated by the kids who are here. They’re looking for ways to make themselves faster for next season all ready.”

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Westerville Central High School boys basketball coach Todd Minney has labeled his team’s late-season success “a journey.” The Warhawks will continue that journey when they face third-seeded Upper Arlington in a Division I district semifinal at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in the Fairgrounds Coliseum. UA, which had a first-round bye, defeated Thomas Worthington 59-55 in the second round Feb. 25 at Hilliard Bradley to improve to 20-1. The Golden Bears’ lone setback was a 5549 overtime loss to Dublin Coffman on Feb. 18. The Bears and Shamrocks shared the OCCCentral Division title at 13-1. UA is led by 5-foot-11 senior guard Brian Sullivan, a Miami University recruit who is averaging 21.3 points. Other key players for the Bears are 59 junior guard Carter Smith and 6-5 senior post player Wes Richter, who are averaging 12.9 and 11.9 points, respectively. Central has played UA only once, losing to the Bears 50-47 in the first round of the 2008 district tournament. “They have three OCC firstteam players,” coach Todd Minney said of Sullivan, Smith and Richter. “They’re really good on the interior with their size. They have a great shooter in Sullivan and he’s not the only shooter. They do a great job running their sets. They’re super disciplined. I know they’re going to be extremely prepared, just like they

GIRLS •Record: 10-12 overall, 7-7 (tied for fourth) in OCC-Cardinal •Seniors lost: Rachel Dolby, Aly Jurcenko, Abby King, Tiana Overton, Bri Pond, Andrea Thomas and Tabbytha Walker •Key returnees: Hannah Hetterscheidt and Megan Mills

were the last time that they beat us in the tournament. We’re looking forward to playing them.” “Central is a good team,” UA coach Tim Casey said. “They’re well-coached, very athletic and play hard. They have all the pieces. They have size, they have ball skills and they defend at a really high level. Todd does a great job, so it’s certainly going to be a chore for our guys. They know that.” The Central-UA winner plays second-seeded Northland or 13th-seeded Olentangy Liberty in a district final at 9 p.m. March 11 at the Fairgrounds. Central defeated 10th-seeded Olentangy Orange 58-46 in the second round Feb. 25 at Bradley to improve to 16-6, marking its eighth consecutive win. The Warhawks opened the tournament with a 70-57 win over 12th-seeded Mount Vernon 7057 on Feb. 22 at Jonathan Alder. “This is part of the steppingstone,” Minney said. “We talk about the journey a lot with these guys. We know the goal eight games ago was to finish out the season without a loss. This is a process for us and a journey, and the journey is just starting.” Against Mount Vernon, the Warhawks used an 11-4 run early in

the fourth quarter to take control. Kamorin Harris led a balanced attack with 15 points. Max Shawver came off the bench and provided a spark, finishing with 14 points. Quentin Henderson had 12 points and Nick Vannett and Christian Graves scored 11 apiece. Against Orange, Central trailed 17-7 after the first quarter but trimmed its deficit to 3635 after three quarters. Harris took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 14 of his teamhigh 20 points as the Warhawks outscored Orange 25-12 over the final eight minutes. Vannett added 11 points. “The team said we have to lock up (defensively) and somebody has to start making plays and the team believed in me to make plays, so I had to make plays,” Harris said. “Kam is phenomenal,” Minney said. “I’ve been coaching quite a while and he’s my most favorite kid that I’ve ever coached. I love him as a person and I’m happy for the success that he gets.” •Among the highlights for the girls team was winning its first Division I district tournament game under third-year coach Doug Etgen. Central defeated Briggs 56-39 in the first round of the tournament Feb. 16 at Hamilton Township before losing to seventhseeded Gahanna 44-15 in the second round Feb. 23 at Olentangy to finish 10-12 overall. Senior Aly Jurcenko, who was second-team all-OCC-Cardinal, scored 10 points against Gahanna. See CENTRAL, page C4

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Cooper Staton of DeSales takes off from the starting blocks in the final of the 50-yard freestyle during the Division II state meet Feb. 24 in Canton. Staton finished second in 20.75 seconds despite breaking his state-record time of 20.96 set last year when he won the event. He also placed third in the 100 freestyle. For more photos from the state swim meet, go to and click on “Slideshows.”

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DeSales sophomore Kate Miltko won the vault and finished second in the all-around to lead the gymnastics team to its second consecutive district title Feb. 26 at Worthington Kilbourne. The Stallions will compete in the state meet on Friday, March 4, at Hilliard Bradley.

twice. The last meeting was in 2009, when DeSales won 72-46 on the way to a state semifinal. After losing to Watterson 6048 in the regular-season finale Feb. 18, the third-seeded Stallions rebounded with a 71-43 win over London in a secondround tournament game Feb. 26. The Stallions and Eastmoor both had first-round byes. Eastmoor, which is seeded seventh, defeated Whitehall 60-32 in a second-round game Feb. 26. Coach Blair Albright said he’s concerned with Eastmoor’s ball pressure. “They’re a team that is extremely physical and tough,” said Albright, whose team is 156. “We have to be concerned with their physicality on the ball. When they’ve had success against us is when they’ve been able to get pressure on us. “We’ve had success when our guys have been attacking up the floor. It’s sort of a situation where you have to fight a fire with fire and go right at them.” Leading Eastmoor are guards Daivon Barrow (9.2 points per game), Doug Richey (10.4) and Ron Tanner (8.5) and forward John Draper (10.4). DeSales used a balanced scoring attack against London, led by Tevin Cox’s 14 points. Charles Chandler (13 points), Clinton James (11) and Kenny Cooper (10) gave DeSales four players in double figures. The Stallions do not have a player averaging in double figures in points. “That’s nice because we’re not too reliant on one guy to do everything,” Albright said. “We have to get everyone involved.” The winner plays at 9 p.m. March 10 in a district final at the Fairgrounds against sixthseeded Granville or Mifflin. •The eighth-seeded girls basketball team played third-seeded Hilliard Bradley in a Division II district semifinal March 1.

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The Stallions opened the tournament with a 65-43 win over Sparta Highland on Feb. 15 before beating seventh-seeded Bexley 46-43 on Feb. 23. “You obviously hope you can hit a stride when the tournament comes,” coach Brian Cromwell said. “Even with some losses at the end of the year we started to play well, especially defensively. We still have to knock down more shots. We shot about 28 percent against Bexley.” The district semifinal winner plays in a district final against top-seeded Olentangy or Lakewood at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Ohio Dominican.

The winner of that contest plays on Tuesday, March 8, in a regional semifinal at Springfield against Cincinnati Indian Hill or Dayton Carroll. The regional semifinal winner returns to Springfield on March 11 to play in a regional final against Cincinnati Wyoming, Dayton Chaminade Julienne, Kettering Alter or Springfield Kenton Ridge. •Cooper Staton of the swimming and diving team concluded his high school career at the Division II state meet on Feb. 25 in Canton. After winning the state title in the 50-yard freestyle (20.98 seconds) last year, Staton finished second in the 50 free (20.75) behind Hunting Valley University School’s Andrew Malone (20.5) and was third in the 100 free (47.1) as Canal Winchester’s Sam Decker (46.1) won. The 200 free relay of Will Gish, Edward Cordek, James Walsh and Staton was 15th (1:33.68) behind champion University School (1:24.64). The

same four competed on the 400 relay, which finished 19th (3:25.57) in a preliminary. Riley Savage was 20th in diving (210.45 points) as Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s Danny Moorehead won (432.35). The Stallions scored 37 points to place 16th behind champion University School (377). On the girls side, Suzanne Hrabowy was 12th in the 100 butterfly (59.61) behind champion Sarah Koucheki of Gates Mills Hawken (55.22), and she was 14th in the 100 free (53.69) behind champion Katie Joseph (51.45) of McDonald. Andrea Acquista was fourth in diving (437.75) behind champion Natalie Ritter (454.8) of Columbus Academy. Andrea Devakul was 19th (1:00.91) in a preliminary in the 100 backstroke. The 400 free relay of Hrabowy, Kara Goodman,Amy Shomo and Devakul was 24th (3:55.77) in a preliminary. The girls team scored 23 points to place 27th behind champion Hawken (334).

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•Payton Gutierrez of the wrestling team will compete at the Division II state tournament Thursday, March 3, through Saturday, March 5, at Ohio State. Gutierrez finished fourth at 103 pounds at district, which concluded Feb. 26 at Columbus East. The top four placers in each weight class advanced to state. Gutierrez advanced despite losing to Minerva’s Nathan Smith 4-3 in overtime in a thirdplace match. Gutierrez helped DeSales score 33 points to place 19th behind champion Olentangy (158.5). It is the second state appearance for Gutierrez, who was 02 last season. He enters with a 30-10 record and opens against Canton South’s D.J. Schoeppner, who is 40-2. Also competing at district were Jason Allen (145, 1-2), R.J. Ball (215, 0-2), Ian Ferguson (152, 2-2), Tony Moore (189, 1-2), R.J. Martin (135, 1-2) and Lee Wilson (125, 1-2).

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Members of the DeSales High School gymnastics team were devastated when they learned that senior classmate and former teammate Milena DiMichaelangelo died unexpectedly Feb. 18 at age 17. DiMichaelangelo competed for the Stallions as a freshman and sophomore and had remained friends with many of her former teammates. DeSales was sluggish and unfocused in practice after attending DiMichaelangelo’s funeral on Feb. 22, and coach Misty Lloyd-Matthews wasn’t sure how effective her squad would be when it competed in the district meet Feb. 26 at Worthington Kilbourne. Therefore, Lloyd-Matthews was thrilled to see her team score a season-best 136.85 points to win its second consecutive district title and eighth championship in 10 years. Thomas Worthington (134.525) placed second, with Kilbourne (134.25), Dublin Coffman (133.35) and Dresden Tri-Valley (132.5) rounding out the top five. “This was an emotional week for us and it was hard to get the girls motivated and focused in practice, because they were such close friends with Milena,” Lloyd-Matthews said. “I wasn’t sure how we’d do because we had a bad week of practice, but I think the girls wanted to do well in honor of Milena and they came here and had one of our best overall days of competition. All of them did amazing at district.” DeSales was led by sophomore Kate Miltko and junior Katie Vance. Miltko won vault with a 9.175, finished second in the all-around (35.0) behind Hilliard Darby’s Meghan Parsley (35.55) and tied Dublin Jerome’s Hannah Ruddle for second on uneven bars (8.675). Vance won balance beam (9.1), finished third on floor exercise (9.075) and tied Ruddle for fifth in the all-around (34.55). The top three district teams will compete in the state team meet on Friday, March 4, at Hilliard Bradley. The top eight finishers in each event, including the all-around, will compete in the individual state meet on Saturday, March 5, at Bradley. DeSales finished eighth (134.85) at state last year behind champion BrecksvilleBroadview Heights (148.05). “I did the (Tsukahara) that I normally do on vault, but I hit it better than I usually do,” Miltko said. “We’re excited to go back to state and we’re hoping to do better than we did last year. Individually, I want to place in the top six in at least one event, too.” Miltko said she was looking forward to the competition. “When you’re in the district, you see the same people all the time and at state you get to see everyone and really go against a lot of good people that you normally don’t see,” she said. •The boys basketball team plays Eastmoor Academy in a Division II district semifinal at 6 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Fairgrounds Coliseum. The teams have met in a district final in three of the past four years, with DeSales winning

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eight points and 3.6 rebounds per game and made 23 3-pointers. Pickens added 3.2 points per contest. “We had great seniors and they kept us going when we had our troubles in the middle of the season,” Kloepfer said. “They played well and will be missed. I’m really proud of these girls.” Junior guard/forward Ellie Vosler (5-7) had her season end after 12 games because of a concussion. She will be the top returning scorer at 5.6 points per game to go with 2.9 rebounds. Breyonia Hearn, a 5-3 sophomore guard, averages 3.4 points and 2.7 assists. Also expected back are juniors Kayla Angermeier (5-10, guard/forward), Alex Brooker (5-10, post player) and Maddy Roseberry (5-7, guard/forward) as well as sophomores Gabrielle Pace (5-7 guard/forward) and Christen Thomas (5-7, guard). “I’m excited about what we have coming back next year,” Kloepfer said. “They will need to work hard in the offseason and continue to get better.”

points in the third and couldn’t get closer.” The Warriors defeated Delaware 67-46 in the first round. North finished third in the OCC-Cardinal at 9-5, behind Olentangy (12-2) and Dublin Scioto (10-4) and ahead of Dublin Jerome and Westerville Central (7-7), Westerville South (5-9) and Olentangy Liberty and Marysville (3-11). North had four seniors in forward Bri Clegg (5-7), guard Monique Jones (5-3), forward Caitlin Kusan (5-10) and guard Dawn Pickens (5-4). Kusan led the Warriors with 14.4 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game, and she averaged 1.8 assists. Jones averaged 10.9 points per game and had team-highs in assists per game (3.3) and 3- pointers (35). Clegg averaged










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CENTRAL Continued from page C2 “I’m pretty satisfied with (the season),” Etgen said. “I think we showed progress, which is a good thing. We really were resilient. We were 4-8 at one time and to finish 10-12, I’m happy and satisfied. Double digits in wins is right around where we thought we’d be.” Along with Jurcenko, other seniors are Rachel Dolby, Abby King, Tiana Overton, Bri Pond, Andrea Thomas and Tabbytha Walker. “More than the loss, you just think it’s the end for seven seniors that were close, so that’s probably rougher than actually the game itself,” Etgen said. “It’s a great group of girls to work with. It was a pleasure coaching them.” “I’m happy with the season, but we should have ended better than we did,” Jurcenko said. King was special mention allOCC-Cardinal and Walker was honorable mention all-league. The Warhawks tied Dublin Jerome for fourth in the OCCCardinal at 7-7, behind Olentangy (12-2), Dublin Scioto (10-

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BOWLING Continued from page C1 had. You have to position yourself in the regular games and then you have to hold that position and move ahead in the Bakers. This being our best Bakers allowed us to move on.” •Central dominated the girls competition, scoring a 3,898 to finish well ahead of runner-up Zanesville (3,564) and thirdplace Whitehall (3,504). Junior Mary Wells, the defending individual state champion, led Central with a 620 series, placing first overall. The Warhawks are looking for their first state championship after finishing second to Youngstown Boardman last season, losing 31 in the best-of-five state final. “Both teams have more work ahead of us,” coach Wells said. “This is just the progression of the year. Now we have a week to prepare ourselves for state and it’s all about meeting each individual goal along the way. The girls remember last year’s disappointment vividly. They would like a chance at redemption, but we’ve got to get there.” Ready senior Allison Lichwa, a four-time district qualifier, earned her first trip to state after finishing with a 582 series, securing the first individual statequalifying berth and finishing third overall, behind Wells and Zanesville’s Erika Savage (588). “I knew I had a shot, but it

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At a glance Below are the team and individual results from the district bowling tournament Feb. 26 at HP Lanes: BOYS TEAMS — 1. *Westerville Central 4,168; 2. *Zanesville Maysville 4,068; 3. *Gahanna 4,026; 4. Circleville 4,000; 5. Westerville South 2,899; 6. Groveport 3,902; 7. Hartley 3,835; 8. Big Walnut 3,726; 9. Whitehall 3,723; 10. Hilliard Bradley 3,689; 11. Utica 3,674; 12. Jonathan Alder 3,628; 13. Zanesville 3,598; 14. Lancaster 3,585; 15. Granville 3,485; 16. Marion Elgin 3,456; 17. Brookhaven 3,377; 18. Mount Gilead 3,252 CENTRAL (4,168) — Jamie Robinson, 696; Shaun Ritter, 648; Justin Kennell, 606; Brad Lorenz, 563; and Justin Powers, 506 SOUTH (3,953) — Zach Pannell, 749; Aaron Sands, 587; Tyler Chaney, 576; Bryan Stehmeyer, 555; Jerry Kellett, 274; and Chris Jiang, 158 TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS — 1. *Chris Lane (Groveport) 762; 2. *Zach Pannell (Westerville South) 749; 3. *Dallas Johnson (Chillicothe Unioto) 705; 4. Jamie Robinson (Westerville Central) 696; 5. Jacob Reed (Gahanna) 666; 6. Shaun Ritter (Westerville Central) and Tyler Walter (Jonathan Alder) 648; 8. Kody Watts (Maysville) 621; 9. Austin Martin (Utica) and Dean Murphy (Maysville) 629 OTHER AREA INDIVIDUALS — Brittany Beeghany (Pickerington North) 585; Brandon Dye (Walnut Ridge) 545; Cort Wilson (Worthington Kilbourne) 510; Jon Sears (Newark) 507; Ray Getz (Delaware) 505; Jacob Costin (Hilliard Davidson) 496; Trent Ranson (Northland) 490; Ben Smith (Worthington Christian) 451; Clark Sabula (Watterson) 414

was so unpredictable because I didn’t know how I was going to do (at district) or how anything was going to be played,” Lichwa said. “This means a whole

GIRLS TEAMS — 1. *Westerville Central 3,898; 2. *Zanesville 3,564; 3. *Whitehall 3,504; 4. Buckeye Valley 3,464; 5. Cardington 3,449; 6. New Lexington 3,409; 7. Maysville 3,305; 8. Gahanna 3,299; 9. Mount Gilead 3,273; 10. Olentangy Liberty 3,238; 11. Groveport 3,216; 12. Westerville South 3,140; 13. Elgin 3,082; 14. Delaware 3,071; 15. Newark 3,045; 16. Sparta Highland 3,003; 17. Briggs 2,953; 18. Fisher Catholic 2,892 CENTRAL (3,898) — Mary Wells, 620; Shelby Haskins, 566; Paige Trein, 561; Carrie Russell, 552; and Melissa Klodnick, 504 SOUTH (3,140) — Jessica Shambaugh, 534; Kate Reid, 494; Taylor Pannell, 471; Nicole Grise, 299; Breana Broughman, 253; Brittany White, 124; and Cailey Galilei, 122 TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS — 1. Mary Wells (Westerville Central) 620; 2. Erika Savage (Zanesville) 588; 3. *Allison Lichwa (Ready) 582; 4. *Betzie Clements (Groveport) 570; 5. *Austin Elliott (Cardington) 567; 6. Shelby Haskins (Westerville Central) 566; 7. Paige Trein (Westerville Central) 561; 8. Morgan Stickdorn (New Lexington) 554; 9. Taylor-Jo Morton (Whitehall) and Carrie Russell (Westerville Central) 552 OTHER AREA INDIVIDUALS — Maggie Taylor (Thomas Worthington) 536; Bradishia Foster (Northland) 513; Rachel Bartram (Olentangy Orange) 504; Maddison Morris (Brookhaven) 454; Alicia Wolfe (Hilliard Bradley) 454; Sarah Grim (Pickerington Central) 449; Kaitlin Milburn (Orange) 425; Alexa Gainer (Watterson) 392; Megan Patterson (Westerville North) 367; Nellie Jones (Beechcroft) 308 *State qualifier

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WRESTLING Junior Caleb Duffy (25-16) was 1-2 at 171 and junior D’Ron Goosby (16-21) failed to make weight at 112. •Senior Logan Michel at 145 and freshman Caleb Llaneza at 135 represented South at district. Both finished 0-2. Michel ended the season at 35-11 and Llaneza was 20-12. “We are proud of their accomplishments this season,” said coach Tim Michel, Logan’s father. “For Logan, reaching the district tournament was a culmination of hard work, desire and dedication throughout the season. Caleb had a great season as well. “We are very excited about his return to South next year. He has everything it takes to become a state qualifier in the coming years. With more varsity match experience coming into next year, coupled with his experience at the district tournament, we believe Caleb can advance to the state tournament next year.”

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heavyweight. •Central was led at district by senior Pat McNabb at heavyweight and junior Zach Brown at 160, who each finished fifth to earn state alternate positions. After losing his first match to Liberty’s Luke Fleming 5-2, McNabb (41-7) won four of his next five matches, capped by a pin of Walnut Ridge’s Travis Gusan (4:50) in the fifth-place match. “I was able to go out with a win and breaking 40 wins was a big thing for me,” McNabb said. Brown, who was a state alternate last season at 160, reached a semifinal before losing to Liberty’s Nick Kaczkowski 3-2 in double overtime. After losing to Darby’s Tyler Bowens 7-6, Brown (43-7) defeated Mount Vernon’s Matt Lybarger 9-2 in the fifth-place match. “I’m happy that both boys ended with a win,” coach Bob Fresch said. “Zach lost two close matches to go to state. Pat worked hard. He did a wonderful job.” The Warhawks finished 21st (29.5).

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Top games GAMES OF THE WEEK BOYS: Top-seeded Westerville South, second-seeded Northland and third-seeded Upper Arlington are among the Division I boys basketball teams that will compete in district tournament semifinal games Saturday, March 5, at the Fairgrounds Coliseum. GIRLS: Olentangy Liberty will play host to all three Division I district finals on Saturday, March 5. Game times are 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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-

58 in four overtimes Feb. 26 in a Division I second-round district tournament game. GIRLS Columbus School for Girls’ Enri Small had 26 points, 17 rebounds and three assists in a 47-34 win over Newark Catholic in a Division III second-round district tournament game on Feb. 24.

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.

Quotable “I think the girls wanted to do well in honor of Milena and they came here and had one of our best overall days of competition.” — DeSales gymnastics coach Misty Lloyd-Matthews on her team’s district title days after attending the funeral of former teammate Milena DiMichaelangelo.

Note of the week The Upper Arlington girls swimming and diving team won its seventh state title in a row.

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