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Abatement inspections slated at 3 schools By NATE ELLIS ThisWeek Community Newspapers State-funded renovations to the Pickerington Local School District’s five oldest buildings will enter a new phase this summer when work begins at three elementary schools. In May 2009, voters authorized the district to use approximately $52.4-mil-

lion in Ohio Schools Facilities Commission money to renovate Pickerington High School Central and Ridgeview Junior High, as well as Fairfield, Pickerington and Violet elementary schools. To date, much of the renovation effort has focused on early-phase work at Central and Ridgeview. That work is continuing, although most is expected to be completed in those two buildings

by this summer. On Feb. 25, the Pickerington Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to allow pre-construction upgrades to begin at Fairfield, Pickerington and Violet elementary schools. The district will use $66,097 of the OSFC funding to hire Lepi Enterprises Inc. to perform abatement work this summer and in the summer of 2012 at

the three schools, in advance of future renovations. “The abatement work will all be done in the summer when there are no kids in the building,” PLSD business manager Vince Utterback said. “Before they tear anything apart and start renovations, they’ll check to see if there are any materials that need to be removed.” Utterback said Lepi will inspect for

materials frequently used in older buildings, such as asbestos and certain types of paints and adhesives, which now have been determined to pose health risks or which are no longer in compliance with state standards for school buildings. “They’ll start this summer and, hopeSee INSPECTIONS, page A2

Lakeview IT NEVER GETS OLD FOR NORTH math teacher tapped for Morocco trip By NATE ELLIS ThisWeek Community Newspapers A Lakeview Junior High math teacher embarked on a two-week education exchange program to Morocco last week. Debra Skarsten said she frequently wanders beyond the borders of conventional mathematics when teaching her seventh-graders in her classroom. “I have always felt my content area was only part of what students should learn in my classroom,” said Skarsten, a 10-year educator who’s spent the past seven at Lakeview. “We’re supposed to be preparing children to go out in the world and students need to develop a cultural sensitivity.” About a week from now, Skarsten will have a new world view to introduce to students. On March 18, she’ll return from Morocco, where she spent two weeks as part of an international education exchange program to learn about other cultures and share proven teaching methods, as well as Debra emerging best practices. Skarsten left for the North African Skarsten country on March 4 after being tapped by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The two-way exchange program aims to provide professional development opportunities to secondary school teachers from around the globe. “I’m pretty excited to have an opportunity like this to travel overseas and see another world,” Skarsten said prior to her trip. “I will be working with a high school English teacher there and we’ll be doing a lot of team-teaching, a lot of cultural exchanges, helping them to learn about America and vice versa.” Skarsten was one of 110 U.S. teachers selected to travel to 27 countries in the Caucasus, South and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South and Central America, the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa. Her trip, which is fully funded by the federal government, will take her to Moroccan schools and meetings with their parent committees and nongovernmental organizations. She’ll seek to learn about local culture and teaching practices from those groups and the country’s teachers, in addition to sharing her teaching philosophies. See MATH TEACHER, page A2

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Pickerington High School North’s Kawanaa Edwards hoists the Panthers’ Division I district championship trophy as the team gathers around her following a 46-39 win over Olentangy Orange on Friday, March 5, at Olentangy Liberty. North has won a district title every season since opening in 2003-04 and coach Dave Butcher has won 23 consecutive district championships. See story, Page B1.

County planning to repave Winchester Road By NATE ELLIS ThisWeek Community Newspapers Fairfield County officials plan to repave a southern Violet Township roadway for the first time in more than 15 years. The Fairfield County Engineer’s Office this month said it will repave a portion of Winchester Road in Violet and Bloom townships. The project will go to bid this spring. Work is expected to be completed this summer or fall. It will include repaving Winchester Road from its intersections with Lithopolis-Winchester Road and Amanda Northern Road. “The portion of the roadway we’re repaving

is in southern Violet Township and northern Bloom Township,” said Jeff Baird, Fairfield County chief deputy engineer. “The surface on that stretch is getting in a deteriorated state.” According to the engineer’s office, an average of 2,965 vehicles travel daily on the portion of Winchester Road slated for repaving. Baird said the road hasn’t been paved since 1995. “We’re paving numerous roads throughout the entire county this year, and (Winchester Road) is one,” he said. “That’s one of the projects that’s going to be bid out this spring.” County officials have yet to determine the estimated cost of repaving Winchester Road. How-

ever, money for the project will be part of the $1.11-million repaving program the engineer’s office has established for 2011. “The funding comes from our county roads and bridges fund and from our motor vehicle taxes,” Baird said. Traffic will be affected by the Winchester Road project, but Baird said his office doesn’t anticipate a full closure of the roadway. Therefore, detours aren’t expected, he said. “It will just be lane restrictions,” he said. “Traffic will be reduced, but traffic will be maintained throughout the repaving project.”

Red Cross of Fairfield County to host ‘CPR Saturday’ March 26 By NATE ELLIS ThisWeek Community Newspapers The American Red Cross of Fairfield County will host a one-day training session March 26 to provide participants with two-year CPR certification. The two-year certifications are available for the first time to those who complete a new training program, as op-

posed to the one-year certification Red Cross training traditionally has afforded. The “CPR Saturday” training day will be held at the Fairfield County Career Center, 4000 Lancaster Road Northwest, in Carroll. “It’s not just luck that saves a life,” said Lori Gilpin, health and safety director of the American Red Cross of Fairfield County. “It’s learning what to

do. You need to be trained to learn how to do something that can make a difference.” CPR Saturday attendees can choose from five training programs the Red Cross is offering. Those wishing to receive a two-year CPR certificate can take a course that will teach them how to perform CPR on adults and how to use automated ex-

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Continued from page A1 adults, children and infants also will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of the session is $50 per person. Additional review courses also will be offered for those already certified in CPR, but who need to refresh their training. An adult CPR review course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for $20 per person. Those seeking reviews in adult, children and infant CPR can attend a session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Its cost is $30. Professional rescuer personnel, such as nurses, nursing students and lifeguards, also can attend refresher courses from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each costs $40. “Anyone can take it,” Gilpin said. “Our material is based on a seventh-grade reading level and is designed for most people 12 years old or order. “The participant just has to be able to demonstrate the skills needed to perform CPR.” In addition to hands-on training using mannequins, participants will complete a multiple choice test prior to receiving certification. Pre-registration is required to attend CPR Saturday. To register, visit, or call the American Red Cross of Fairfield County at (740) 687-5585. “To me, knowing CPR empowers people to act,” Gilpin said. “They’re not as fearful to act once they’re certified. “For every minute help is delayed for a person in cardiac arrest, their chance of survival is diminished by 10 percent. It’s important to do something as soon as the person is found because every minute can save a life.” Following CPR Saturday, the Red Cross plans to offer “digital refreshers” online through its website and apps on iPhones and other “smart phones.” The refreshers will serve as a tool for those certified in CPR to review CPR and first-aid training techniques so they will be prepared to respond to emergency situations.

fully, will be done by the end of next summer,” he said. The OSFC funding was available to the district after the PLSD was selected by OSFC from a list of districts with the least-assessed property wealth in the state, and which had a fiscal master plan for building maintenance. The OSFC’s Classroom Facilities Assistance Program, established in 1997, is funded by $10-billion Ohio received in 1998 as part of a settlement between states and cigarette manufacturers. The district secured its funding when voters renewed a 0.5-mill building maintenance levy by a 3to-1 margin on May 5, 2009. The laundry list of upgrades at Central and Ridgeview includes replacing fire alarm and security systems, windows and some furniture and lighting at the two schools. It also will bring the two schools into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act standards, lead to the removal of hazardous materials and re-

placement of water pipes at Ridgeview, and yield a new gymnasium floor at Central. Other targeted upgrades include heating, cooling and lighting improvements, and replacing security and fire sprinklers and alarm systems at each of the schools. Windows are being replaced at Central and Fairfield, and Fairfield and Violet elementary schools will receive new roofs. At Ridgeview, water and sanitary piping installed in 1968 is being replaced, and Pickerington Elementary will be outfitted with an entirely new electrical system. A project goal will be to achieve a level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification, Utterback said. The certification encompasses standards developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to implement environmentally sustainable construction methods.

‘Dreamcoat’ cast Pickerington residents Gary Watts and Jonathan Collura will appear in the Pleasure Guild production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Shows are scheduled for March 11-13 at the historic Palace Theatre in Columbus. Proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Tickets are available at or at the Ohio Theatre Box Office. For more information, visit

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MATH TEACHER Continued from page A1 Skarsten hopes to broaden her horizons, find new perspectives on teaching and help develop expertise about Morocco and its people so she can integrate her experiences into her lesson plans. “I’ve traveled before, but never to Africa,” she said. “This has kind of been an once-in-a-lifetime thing for me. “I was a high school exchange student many years ago ... and since then, I’ve always been interested in learning about other parts of the world.” Prior to her Moroccan trip, Skarsten said she was looking forward to seeing a few sites, as well as the local foods and practices of the people in the Muslim country. Her interest in people was what led her to give up an accounting career a decade ago to become a teacher, she said. ‘Teaching is a very people-centered career and I like that,” she said. “With this trip, I want to be

I have always felt my content area was only part of what students should learn in my classroom. We’re supposed to be preparing children to go out in the world and students need to develop a cultural sensitivity.

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able to develop some lesson plans to just really learn about Morocco, its people and its cultures. “Perhaps I’ll also learn something that will make me rethink how I teach things.”

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April 18 is deadline to file city income taxes All residents over the age of 18, those doing business in Pickerington must file By NATE ELLIS ThisWeek Community Newspapers As the income tax deadline in Pickerington approaches, officials are reminding residents and those doing business in the city of their obligation to file. April 18 is the deadline to file income taxes with the city of Pickerington. Doing so is mandatory for all residents age 18 or older who earned income in 2010, as well as those who conducted business in the city in the past year. This year, the city is offering a variety of options for filing. Paper forms can be downloaded from the city’s website,, or are available at Pickerington City Hall, 100 Lockville Road.

“The city is no longer sending out paper forms, but taxpayers can find them available on our website, in the tax office, or can have them mailed by request,” said Jan Eichner, Pickerington tax administrator. “The preferred and innovative filing method we have introduced recently is online tax preparation for the city tax return via the Tax Tool. “It is similar to Turbo Tax for preparing the federal return,” she said. “The Tax Tool can be accessed through the city’s website at under departments/income tax.” Pickerington’s mandatory income tax filing requirement is set forth in the city’s charter. The city currently has a 1-percent income tax, with a half-percent credit for those who pay income taxes elsewhere.

“You pay in an income tax to the city you work in,” Pickerington finance director Chris Schornack said. “We have you a one-half percent credit to the city you pay in, but you still pay us one-half percent.” Taxpayers have the option to print and send in their returns or they can file the returns by e-mail, Eichner said. Payments can be made by check, money order, debit or charge card. Cash payments are accepted in the tax office, as well. A third-party provider, Paymentus, will process charges for any tax year for a service fee of 2.85 percent; this must be initiated by the taxpayer online, Eichner said. The link to Paymentus’ website is available on the city’s tax web page.

“Also available is an assortment of forms, including tax returns for various years, refund request forms, estimate coupons and individual and business questionnaires for establishing a tax account,” Eichner said. “Information about filing and estimating requirements, tax liability issues and other stimulating tax facts can be found, as well. “As always, the patient and understanding tax staff will be glad to help prepare returns and answer all the questions a resident may have about income tax but were afraid to ask.” Schornack said for tax year 2010, residents were required to pay 90 percent of what they estimated they owed by Dec. 31 in order to avoid penalties and late fees. There is a $15 fee for anyone who fails to file city income taxes by April 18.

“There is a $25 fee for each year an individual fails to pay estimated taxes,” Schornack said. “Delinquent individuals also pay a penalty of 10 percent of the balance due on their estimated taxes, plus a 1.5-percent monthly interest fee.” Failure to file income taxes with the city can result in penalties, including being summoned to Pickerington Mayor’s Court, but Schornack said the city typically seeks to obtain individuals’ filings without prosecution, when possible. “We do send people to mayor’s court,” he said. “That is a real possibility, but we like to notify people and let them know what they need to do before we get to that point.”

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Some of the basics taught ‘office boys’ still good today Moms are for a lifetime. About a century ago, Columbus, like much of the rest of America, was coping with change. A mostly rural agricultural society was rapidly becoming an urban and industrial nation. The process had begun shortly after the end of the American Civil War and would not really end until well into the 20th century. In fact, it would not be until well into the 1920s that most Ohioans would be living in or near its large cities. But at the turn of the century, the great need of new businesses was not simply for more workers with strong backs and boundless energy, although such people would always be welcome. Just as important was the need for a whole new generation of white collar workers to help handle the administrative and managerial tasks of the new world of “modern business.” In an era when most young people did not go much beyond the eighth grade in the public school system, large numbers of students missed out on the useful training that a “business course” in Columbus’s one and only high school could provide. But the need for young people in the new offices created by new businesses was still there. To meet that need, other community organizations tried to be of help. Important among them was the Young Men’s Christian Association or YMCA. Brought to Columbus in 1855 by Henry B. Carrington — a man who would later go on to some renown in the Civil War and the Indian Wars that followed — the YMCA became an important social organization. By 1893, it had established itself in a nice building at 30 S. Third St. in Columbus. In this building, young men could participate in physical education programs, religious meetings and a wide variety of educational courses. One course, taught by Homer Niday, was called “The Business Boys Training School.” Mr. Niday, the head bookkeeper at the American Savings Bank, asserted that with his course, “the question of breaking in a new office boy is settled to the satisfaction of all concerned.” Looking at a summary of Mr. Niday’s course that appeared in the local press at the time, we can learn something of both what has changed and what has not changed in local business education. “At present there are 15 boys in the ‘Business Boys Training School’ ranging in age from 15 to 18 years. Promptly at seven of o’clock, they came in — brightfaced, alert, quick-stepping youngsters, whose every attitude showed they were there for business. “ And what exactly did these young men — and they were all men, as the office was no place for a lady — learn in their classes at the YMCA? “Complete mastery of typewriters of all makes, and the clever art of keeping the machines clean, oiled and in good order, proper punctuation and neatness with all copy “ “How to write a check; how to indorse a check; how to give a receipt; how to deposit money at the bank and how to give out

change. “How to answer telephone calls and the importance of always being courteous, even to the most ED peevish caller. “How to LENTZ manipulate the adding machine; how to make mimeograph copies; how to file papers and clippings; how to open and sort the mail and place it neatly for the man ‘higher-up’. “How to write, fold and stamp letters with accurate neatness.” Reading through all of this, anybody who has recently worked in an office will notice how much has changed from a century ago. First and foremost, there will soon be as many office girls as office boys. And while complete mastery of office machines is important, most of them do not today require all that much oiling. Similarly, most adding machines have been replaced by pocket calculators and the mimeograph is now a museum exhibit rather than a means of making copies. Despite all of these technical differences between that time and our own, Homer Niday left his students with certain pieces of advice: “Be ‘Johnnie on the Spot’when needed.” “The business world has no place for the laggard, even a new office boy.” “When you go anywhere to represent your firm, show that you are proud of it.” “When you answer a telephone or greet a caller, be courteous and pleasant.” “Remember that office boys grow up very gradually and that there is sure promotion for the lad who is sincere, energetic and reliable.” “Study your employer’s busi-

ness and interests and aim to make yourself valuable to him from the very first day you enter his office” While most of us will not be called upon soon to oil a typewriter or operate a mimeograph, the general advice as to deportment and discipline given by Mr. Niday is just as valuable today as it was more than a century ago. The newspaper article from more than century ago concluded optimistically, “That the business world has no place for laggards, even a new office boy, is the A B C D of this school for hustlers. That there is always room ‘higher up’ for the faithful boy is an incentive which is not overlooked. “The boys in Mr. Niday’s class will certainly be well qualified for their work when they ‘graduate.’ The course is six months long with lessons twice each week, Tuesday evenings and Thursday evenings … “A few years hence, the commercial life of the city will doubtless be represented in many ways and in various locations throughout the world by the men who, as boys, received their first lessons in business at the “Business Boys Training School” at the Columbus YMCA.” In a few years, the business school of the Columbus YMCA would leave and over the course of time become Franklin University. The YMCA itself would move in 1924 to its new home on Spring Street. The old building would be removed and an entirely new building would be built to be the home of The Columbus Dispatch. And Mr. Niday’s boys? While their names remain unknown, I would like to believe that they went on to some success. They certainly seemed to be well prepared to do so.


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Relay For Life team hopes ‘flocking’ will raise funds By TARA STUBBS-FIGURSKI ThisWeek Community Newspapers A group of Canal Winchester residents participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life are hoping some purple flamingos will help in the fight against cancer. The Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. It is an overnight event during which teams walk around a track, with one member of each team on the track at all times, representing the theme, “Cancer never sleeps, neither do we.” Canal Winchester’s Relay For Life team, called Butterflies for Life, will be placing six painted flamingos in the yards of village residents and businesses as part of its fundraising efforts. The goal is to have people donate money to have the flamingos removed. For an extra donation, recipients can choose where the flamingos will be placed next. “Basically, we are putting them in someone’s yard with a yard sign that says what is going on,” team member Melissa Weller said. “For any donation, we will come and get them. For an extra donation, you can pick the next person getting ‘flocked.’” Organizers didn’t set a limit on monetary donations for removing the yard decorations because some people might have $5 to contribute to the cause while others may have $100, Weller said. The flamingos will be placed beginning March 13. Canal Winchester’s Relay For Life is scheduled for June 10-11. Butterflies for Life team member Heather Bolin brought the idea to Canal Winchester.

A closer look Canal Winchester’s Relay For Life team, called Butterflies for Life, will be placing six painted flamingos in the yards of village residents and businesses as part of its fundraising efforts. The goal is to have people donate money to have the flamingos removed.

The flamingo fundraiser was used in Tennessee where her mother and stepdad reside, she said. “I asked around,” Bolin said. “No one had ever done it in our area. What a great way to bring in something that has never been done.” After conducting some research, Bolin discovered that teams often were able to collect more than $2,000 through the “flocking” fundraiser. The flamingos, originally pink, were purchased in North Carolina, Bolin said. She took charge of spray painting the pink flamingos purple, Relay For Life’s signature color. She said she looked everywhere for the plastic birds but couldn’t find them locally and was considering ordering them through the mail when her mom and stepdad found some in North Carolina at a beach store. The Butterflies for Life team has six flamingos members will distribute around Canal Winchester. The plan is to place two at a time at a local business and four at a time at a residence.

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“That way we can get two going at one time,” Weller said. “I’m so excited to see the outcome,” Bolin said. “I hope it brings new ideas to the area. If you keep people excited, more people will want to get involved.” The Butterflies for Life team is hoping to raise $5,000 for Relay For Life this year. Last year, in its first year, members raised $4,500 Weller said. There are more large fundraisers planned this year. The Butterflies for Life team was started in memory of Weller’s mother, who died of cancer six years ago. Last year, the Weller family decided they needed to find a way to give back, so they started the Relay For Life team, she said. “Everyone wants to do something,” Weller said. “This is an actual event that involves everyone. Anyone can come. You can get anyone involved in this.” Weller said she really enjoyed the Relay For Life last year, spending 18 hours walking with friends. “You get silly overnight,” she said. “It is a good time hanging out. You know that it is for a good cause. Everyone is so willing to help. I think we have the best team. They have lots of great ideas. I made a lot of friends.” This is Bolin’s third year being involved with Relay For Life. She started participating when she moved to Canal Winchester five years ago and was looking for a way to be involved with her community. “We wanted to find something to get involved with,” she said. “Relay For Life is what we choose.”

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Coming up Continued from page A3 Parent and Child Art Class, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 30, at POP Community Center for the Arts, 895 Old Diley Road. Children must be 8 or older. Make a cactus garden in a pot. Cost is $15. Call Mary Grace at (740) 862-3187.

Red Cross The following events are offered by American Red Cross of Fairfield County. To register, call (740) 687-5585 or visit Classes and meetings are held at the Chapter House, 121 W. Mulberry St. in Lancaster, unless otherwise specified. AARP Defensive Driving, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 12. Learn to drive safely and always watch for the other person. Discount available through some insurance carriers. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $15 for non-members. Payment required with class registration. CPR/PR Instructor Course, March 14, 16, 21 and 23. All sessions required. The self-study Fundamentals of Instructor Training is required prior to the class. Cost is $100. Call for more information to register. First-Aid, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. Registration and class fee of $40 are required prior to class.

Military Family Financial Seminar, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Brian Haehl will present, “Financial Readiness for Military Families.” Free. Seminar will include an evening meal. Reservations required by March 15.

Meetings Pickerington Garden Club, 1 p.m. Wednesday March 16, at Pickerington Public Library, 201 Opportunity Way. The program will address garden problems such as weeds and invasive plants. Visitors and new members welcome. Call Libby Stearns at (614) 8374455 or Barbara Kochick at (614) 837-3951. Pickerington AmSpirit, 8:309:45 a.m. Fridays at Pizza Cottage, 1000 Old Diley Road. This is a business networking and referral group meeting. Visitors welcome. Visit Pickerington Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the firstfloor conference room at Kroger, 1045 Hill Road N. Visit Pickerington Lions Club, meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. For location and time, call 920-0800. Reynoldsburg/Pickerington Rotary Club, noon Tuesdays at Wesley Ridge Community Center, 2225 state Route 256. Visit or e-mail

College notes Pickerington Area Kiwanis Club, noon the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Romeo’s Pizza, 80 W. Church St. All are welcome. Call Deblin Jennings at (614) 833-3803. Violet Grange, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Grange Hall, 36 Lockville Road. Central Ohio 9-12 Project, 5 p.m. the second Wednesday and 7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Meeting location varies. For information, call Mike Lyons at (614) 561-4040 or e-mail

• Ashland University has announced its fall 2010 dean’s list. Pickerington residents named to the list were Matthew Brubaker, Ashley Meyerrose and Meredith Stephan. To be eligible for this honor, students must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average. • Pickerington resident Andrea Stevenson is the recipient of a $6,000 Ambassador Award to attend Ashland University.

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Canal Winchester 8194 Beech Court NW, 43110, James R. Buchanan and Lisa A. Buchanan, $252,500. 6912 Eliza Dr, 43110, Janelle E. McCarthy, $195,000. 6951 Mac Dr, 43110, Chavona L. Gibson, $166,290. 6722 Kristins Cove Ln, 43110, Samuel J. Besler, $145,000. 6400 Old Ben Ln, 43110, Steven R. Sunkel, $139,000. 7058 Weurful Dr, 43110, Bank of America, NA, $96,000. 6295 Stoney Glenn Ct, 43110, Douglas A. Reid, $94,500. 5487 Beresford St, 43110, US Bank, NA; Condo, $60,000. 6072 Georges Park Dr, 43110, US Bank, NA, ND; Condo, $46,000. 56 Clinton St, 43110, US Bank, NA, $36,000.

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Support groups MOMS Club Pickerington North Chapter, 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. This group is for stayat-home moms living in Pickerington north of Refugee Road, Etna, Reynoldsburg and Pataskala. E-mail or call Susan at (513) 349-4081. Southeast Moms Group, 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. For information, visit Fairfield County Autism Resource Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Early Childhood Center, 1592 Granville Pike, Lancaster. Call 653-4489 or 862-6171.

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Libraries again offering help for job seekers By GARY SEMAN JR. ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Once again, the seven library systems in Franklin County are banding together to provide workforce training to central Ohioans. Job Help Week, the fourth such program in three years, is scheduled March 14-18. The theme is “Any Age, Any Stage,” meaning there will be specific programs for teens to senior citizens. The help is free and will deal with everything from building résumés to interviewing skills

to using social media websites. All 21 branches of the Columbus Metropolitan Library system will provide programming throughout the week. “Our goal for Job Help Week is to help make connections for our customers who use the library as part of their employment search,” said Steve Hipes, project manager for the library’s job help centers. In 2010, the library system helped more than 43,000 people in its Job Help Week efforts, he said. “It’s impressive because it shows the library keeps responding to the cus-

tomers’ needs,” Hipes said. The Columbus library system is working with some new partners for the event, such as the Office of Continuing Education at The Ohio State University and the Center for Workforce Development at Columbus State Community College. The new partners join long-term supporters, such as Employment for Seniors and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. “The library’s all about connecting people with information,” Hipes said. “This is a great opportunity for us to

do that.” The Upper Arlington, Westerville, Worthington, Grandview Heights, Southwest and Bexley libraries also are getting involved. Upper Arlington, for example, has two days of events. No registration is necessary. From 4 to 5 p.m. March 15, Christopher Addison of DeVry University will provide interactive sessions with high school juniors and seniors, who will explore personality types and career ambitions. “When they walk away they will have a sense of what their strengths are,” said

Ruth McNeil, community relations manager. On March 17, at the main branch of the Upper Arlington library, a full slate of one-hour sessions will be offered, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Career development experts from Ohio State, Franklin University, Jewish Family Services and 40 Plus of Central Ohio will provide advice on interviewing and résumé-building skills, as well as networking and career coaching.

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Metro park district The following is a list of Metropol• Mysteries of Flight, 2 p.m. Sunday itan Park District of Columbus and at the Nature Center. Discover how naFranklin County programs for this week. ture invented flight and how animals fly. • Homeschoolers: working Worms, Battelle-Darby Creek 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesday at the NaMetro Park ture Center, for ages 6-12. Enjoy sto1775 Darby Creek Drive, ries from the book “Diary of a Worm” Galloway and explore the world of real worms. • Bluebirds, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Indian Ridge bulletin board. Learn how Glacier Ridge Metro Park to help increase the population of these 9801 Hyland Croy Road colorful thrushes on a two-mile hike. Plain City • Bison, 1 p.m. Sunday at the natu• Salamander Search, 2 p.m. Saturralist office. Take a three-mile hike and day and 6 p.m. Wednesday at the bulwelcome the park’s newest inhabitants. letin board at the picnic shelter at the main park entrance. Take a one-mile Blendon Woods Metro Park hike and discover salamanders at the 4265 State Route 161 E., vernal pool. Westerville • Preschoolers: Ssssnakes!, 10 a.m. Highbanks Metro Park Saturday at the Nature Center. Discover 9466 U.S. 23 N., snakes through song, story and roleLewis Center playing. • Metro Five-0: Level 2 —Welcome

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day at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Take a one-mile walk to watch the aerial courtship of the American woodcock. • Backcountry Wandering, 2 p.m. Inniswood Metro Gardens Sunday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic 940 Hempstead Road, Area. Take a three-mile on- and offWesterville trail walk to search for migrating birds • Meet the Artist, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at and singing frogs. the Innis House. Meet artist of the month • Calling All Coyotes, 7:30 p.m. Paul Williams and view his photogra- Thursday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic phy. Area. Discover ways coyotes live with humans and ways humans can live with Pickerington Ponds coyotes and try to call some in with Metro Park howls on a two-mile hike. 7680 Wright Road, Canal Winchester Prairie Oaks Metro Park • Search for Spring, 2 p.m. Saturday 3225 Plain City-Georgesville Road, at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Take West Jefferson a two-mile walk in search of frogs, mi• Woodcock Watch, 6:30 p.m. Saturgrating birds and other signs of the sea- day at the Prairie View Picnic Area. son. Search the fields for the courtship flight • Timberdoodle Time, 6 p.m. Satur- of the American woodcock.

Sharon Woods Metro Park 6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville • Wild Ones, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Spring Hollow Lodge, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville. Join the Columbus chapter for its monthly meeting about the use and importance of native plants. Slate Run Metro Park 1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester • What is a Woodcock?, 6:45 p.m. Saturday at the Buzzard’s Roost Picnic Area. Learn about woodcocks and watch for their courtship flights. Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.

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Tigers, Panthers fall in district semis By KURTIS ADAMS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team clearly has some momentum heading into the offseason. The Tigers had won four of five games and were 10-5 over their previous 15 before running into top-seeded Westerville South in a Division I district semifinal March 5 in the Fairgrounds Coliseum. The Wildcats, who led by only two

points late in the third quarter, prevailed 71-49. But that hardly dampened first-year coach Jerry Francis’ outlook. “I’m very, very proud of our boys,” he said afterward. “I told them not to feel sorry for themselves. They’re bringing Tiger basketball back.” Central, which finished 12-11 overall, will return 13 of the 15 players listed on its postseason roster. They include leading scorers Caris Levert (16.2 points per game) and Jae’sean Tate (10.7).

Levert, a 6-foot-1 junior guard, made honorable-mention all-district. Tate, a 6-4 freshman forward, was Central’s top scorer in two of three postseason games. He had 19 points against South and 17 when the Tigers upset 11thseeded Marion-Franklin 64-62 in the first round Feb. 22. Juniors Chad Nelson and Zach Beaver and freshmen Connor Kern and Javon Bess also were key members of the rotation for Central, which beat Independence 58-48 in the second round of the tournament Feb. 25.

“We’ve got a nice core group coming back,” said Francis, whose team started the season 2-5 before putting together a season-best four-game winning streak beginning with a 70-69 decision over Grove City on Jan. 7 and ending with a 58-51 win over Hilliard Davidson on Jan. 22. “But we’ve got to keep working hard because next year people will be expecting more from us.” The Tigers will lose 6-5 seniors Jacob Flora and Manny Harrison. The other expected returnees are

juniors Marcus Milton, Roger Lewis, Blake Morgan and Phillip Forte, sophomores Theo Williamson and Taco Charlton and freshman Antonio Gay. Central trailed South 29-23 at halftime and Tate’s 3-pointer from the right wing trimmed that deficit to 3836 with 3 minutes, 38 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The Wildcats, who improved to 22-1, went on a 24-7 run over the next 6:36 to pull ahead 62-43. See BOYS, page B3


Patriots overcame several obstacles Anthony Bergamesca clutched the district championship trophy tightly to his chest as he skated off the ice March 5 at the Dispatch Ice Haus. Moments earlier, the defenseman for the Olentangy Liberty High School hockey team nearly had fallen with the award. Bergamesca is one of nine SCOTT seniors for the Patriots, who HENNEN defeated Dublin Jerome 3-2 in double overtime to earn the program’s first state tournament berth in only their fourth varsity season. He and the other seniors — defensemen Keaton Allmaras, Robert Koehler and Alec Vidrick, forwards Mitch Helton, Mike Mullier, Jimmy Ruska and Grant Woods, and goaltender Bryan Finneran — helped lay the groundwork for the program three years ago as freshmen and their dedication has been rewarded with a trip to the final four. The Patriots, who are 27-8-1, play top-ranked Toledo St. Francis (32-4-1) in a state semifinal at noon Saturday, March 12, at Nationwide Arena. The state championship will be played at noon the following day. “Yeah, I almost fell with (the trophy), but I wasn’t letting that happen,” Bergamesca said. “We’ve gone through so much to get here.” The Patriots lost several players to injury this season, including Helton to a knee injury in the preseason and Woods to a shoulder injury in January. More recently, junior forward Nick Ramsey was lost to a leg injury that required surgery and junior forward Reed Slinger was lost to a neck injury, which he sustained when his head struck the ice during a 5-0 win over Troy in the second round of the district tournament Feb. 20 at the Ice Haus. “When Reed was injured, it affected all of us, watching him taken off the ice on a stretcher,” said Bergamesca, the team captain. “Reed has always been one of the players who was always there to pick us up on the ice and it really fired us up when he got hurt. We want to do well for Reed and everyone else who helped us get here but won’t be able to play. We want to do well for them.” “It sounds like a broken record, but the kids always come out and play as hard as they can,” fourth-year coach Jack Hoogeveen said. “The (district final) could have gone either way, and that showed because it went two overtimes.” The school has had only one other team reach a state semifinal since opening in the fall of 2003. The boys lacrosse team made it to the Division II state final in 2006, losing to North Canton Hoover 15-8. That occurred a year and a half before the hockey program’s

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North’s Jordan Householder drives in for a shot against Olentangy Orange on March 5 at Olentangy Liberty.

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Senior guard Shelby Olszewski played the second half of a Division I district final like it might be her last game with the Pickerington High School North girls basketball team. Turns out it wasn’t. Keyed in part by Olszewski’s all-out hustle on the perimeter, the fifth-seeded Panthers continued their season by ratcheting up their defensive intensity while defeating third-seeded Olentangy Orange 46-39 on March 5 at Olentangy Liberty. “(Senior) Kavunaa (Edwards) came up to me with about three minutes left in the game and said, ‘Let’s go. We’ve got this one now,’” said Olszewski, who is playing with an aching knee that likely will require surgery after the season. “We had some anxious moments getting to that point, though.” The Panthers improved to 195 with their seventh consecutive victory, including four in the postseason. They captured their eighth district championship playing in as many finals since the school opened in 2003-04, and coach Dave Butcher earned his 23rd consecutive district title.

“Nobody wants to be the one that loses it,” post player Jordan Householder said. The Panthers advanced to play Northland in a regional semifinal March 8, with the winner playing Reynoldsburg or Liberty Township Lakota East in a regional final at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Otterbein University. The regional champion advances to a state semifinal March 18 at Ohio State. Reynoldsburg, which was the top seed in the district tournament, swept North during the regular season, winning 52-38 on Dec. 17 and 59-47 on Jan. 28. The Raiders defeated North 4534 in a regional final last season. “It never gets old and it never gets any easier,” Butcher said of the district winning streak. “We’ve been through a lot of adversity this year. ... I’ve had more athletic and more talented teams, but this team has shown a ton of heart.” Orange, a third-year program, led North 29-27 after Taylor Agler made a 3-pointer from the right wing with 1 minute, 55 seconds remaining in the third quarter. But the Pioneers were held scoreless for the next 5:41 and went 8:46 without a field goal.

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North’s Jaila Kee-Bryant scores two of her game-high 13 points over Olentangy Orange’s Kelsey Lewis in a Division I district final. The Panthers won 46-39. They played Northland in a regional semifinal on March 8, with the winner playing either Reynoldsburg or Liberty Township Lakota East in a regional final at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Otterbein.

By then, the Panthers had taken a 43-31 advantage behind a 162 run. The OCC-Capital Division-winning Pioneers, who have no seniors, finished a programbest 21-3. North point guard Jaila KeeBryant scored 13 points to lead

the Panthers, who also got 12 points from Edwards and nine from Olszewski. Kee-Bryant, a junior who had a season-high 16 points in a 63-46 win over ninthseeded Upper Arlington in a district semifinal on March 1 at Liberty, also was instrumental in de-

fending Agler, who scored all nine of her points on 3-pointers. “She’s a penetrator who likes to kick the ball back out,” KeeBryant said of Agler. “So I wanted to make her take jump shots.” See GIRLS, page B2


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Pickerington High School North wrestling coach Brad Harris can take solace in that both of his participants won a match at the Division I state tournament. Area wrestlers won only nine of 39 first-round matches and things didn’t improve much after that as the meet unfolded March 3-5 at Ohio State. Hilliard Davidson’s Chase Delande not only captured central Ohio’s only Division I championship when he prevailed at 145 pounds, but he also was the lone finalist. After seeing its 13-year run of state team titles end a year ago, By Chris Parker/ThisWeek Lakewood St. Edward totaled 187 North’s Brandon Howes (left) battles Massillon Perry’s Zach Daily in a first-round match at 140 points to get back on top. pounds March 3 in the Division I state tournament at Ohio State. Howes was pinned in 3:48 by the “I think central Ohio’s strugeventual champion. For more photos from the state meet, go to and click gles were two-fold,” North coach See HENNEN, page B3 on “Slideshows.” Brad Harris said. “The Cleve-

land area is kind of the Mecca of wrestling and it’s tough competing against those schools. But I also think it was a down year somewhat here locally. We just couldn’t match the experience you saw in some other parts of the state.” Junior heavyweight Pat Elflein competed in three matches that were decided by a total of four points. He went 1-2 to finish with a 32-8 record. Elflein lost 5-4 in overtime to Solon’s Nate Hoff, who eventually placed third, in a championship preliminary. Elflein came back to defeat Cincinnati Withrow’s Brandon Mitchell 2-1 in the consolation bracket before falling 3-1 against fourth-place finisher Nick Nusekabel of Cincinnati Elder. Senior Brandon Howes went See WRESTLE, page B3

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Hilliard was dominant in winning the Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League’s Blue Jackets Cup for the first time. The Wildcats won all four games, outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 23-5. Casey Fulton, a senior wing player from Hilliard Davidson, anchored the effort offensively with seven points, including five assists. Matt Hannan, a junior center from Darby, scored four goals and totaled five points, and goaltenders Doug Martin, a senior from Jonathan Alder, and Gage Robison, a junior from Franklin Heights, posted two victories apiece. Hilliard defeated Northeast 6-2 in the final, but that game was played Feb. 20. That means that the four GCHSCHL qualifiers for the Buckeye Cup state club tournament — Hilliard, Northeast, PRPC and Newark — will enter the seventh-year event having not played a meaningful game in nearly three weeks. The state tournament runs Friday, March 11, through Sunday, March 13, in Canton and Wooster. “You just have to make sure your practices are (conducted at) game speed,” first-year Hilliard coach Mark Mead said. “We’ve done a lot of innersquad scrimmages and scrimmaged against some of the other local teams. That’s about all we can do to stay ready and be prepared.” Newark and Northeast were among the league’s best teams during the sec-

ond half of the regular season. The Generals went 7-2-1 down the stretch to forge a tie for fourth place with Athens, and they won the tiebreaker to qualify for the Buckeye Cup for a fifth consecutive season by finishing 12-111 in the GCHSCHL with 25 points. They followed a similar path to state in previous years, capturing the state title in 2009. “We worked the magic again,” Newark coach Don Jennings said. “It was just another amazing late-season run. Every game we played at the end was a playoff game, really.” The trick now for Newark is to regain the momentum it might have lost given the fact that the regular season concluded Feb. 13. The Generals went 02 in the Blue Jackets Cup, as did regular-season league champion PRPC. PRPC finished first in the GCHSCHL at 15-7-2 with 32 points as Hilliard and Northeast both finished 14-7-3 with 31 points. The Storm went 8-2 to end the regular season but lost twice to Hilliard in the Blue Jackets Cup. It played six games in the tournament over three days, including three in a 24-hour period. “You can practice and scrimmage all you want, but it’s not the same,” Northeast coach Mark Fixari said. “There’s nothing like a real game to keep you sharp.” The 12-team field for the state tournament also features Liberty Township Lakota East, Mason, Oxford Butler County and Bellbrook after they finished in the top four of the Cincinnati


At a glance Below is the schedule for the Buckeye Cup state club hockey tournament: MARCH 11 — 5:30 p.m., PRPC vs. North Royalton (Canton), Mason vs. Painesville Riverside (Wooster); 7:30 p.m., Liberty Township Lakota East vs. Newark (Canton), Hilliard vs. Oxford Butler County (Wooster); 9:30 p.m., Jackson vs. Bellbrook (Canton), Medina vs. Northeast (Wooster); MARCH 12 — 8 a.m., PRPC vs. Mason (Canton); 8:20 a.m., Newark vs. Riverside (Wooster); 10 a.m., Jackson vs. Hilliard (Canton); 11:30 a.m., North Royalton vs. Butler County (Wooster); noon, Lakota East vs. Medina (Canton); 1:30 p.m., Bellbrook vs. Northeast (Wooster); 5 p.m., Riverside vs. PRPC (Canton), Mason vs. Newark (Wooster); 7 p.m., Butler County vs. Jackson (Canton), Hilliard vs. North Royalton (Wooster); 9 p.m., Northeast vs. Lakota East (Canton), Medina vs. Bellbrook (Wooster); MARCH 13 — 8 a.m., No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed semifinal (Canton); 10 a.m., No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed semifinal (Canton); 4 p.m., final (Canton)

High School League. Lakota East was the regular-season champion at 19-3 with 22 points. The Cleveland-based North Coast Hockey League, on the other hand, awards its four state berths following the completion of its postseason tournament, which is a spread over two weeks and ended March 5. The state qualifiers were Jackson, Medina, Painesville Riverside and North Royalton. Jackson was the regular-season champion at 10-0-1 with 21 points. “It’s absolutely a different situation,” Jennings said. “Our league has battled against waiting three weeks to play the

state tournament, but Jackson, as the host team, won. Once the weather warms, it’s extremely hard holding onto the players as the spring sports get started. If this keeps up, we’ll have to address maybe moving the start of our regular season back another week.” Northeast has been practicing without one of its top defensemen, New Albany senior Colin Laviola, a Division I college lacrosse hopeful who is struggling to fulfill obligations in both sports as the hockey season drags on. There could be some positives that come out of the delay, however. For example, PRPC slumped toward the end of the regular season as injuries mounted. The Ice Prowlers still won’t have leading scorer Kyle Hyer, a Pickerington North sophomore who is out with a broken collar bone, but defenseman Sean Straker has had more time to recover from a concussion that kept him out of the Blue Jackets Cup. He is expected to play, as is Newark left wing Tyler Russell after he missed the tournament because of mononucleosis. In addition, Newark center Thomas Nichols has been cleared to play following a shoulder injury. Hilliard should benefit from getting right wing Drew Kennedy, a junior from Darby, back on the ice for the first time since December. He helped key the Wildcats’ 14-0 start before suffering a knee injury. PRPC is the only team in any of the three leagues to qualify for the Buckeye Cup every year since the state tour-

nament’s inception in 2005. Medina won the first two titles before West Chester Lakota West took the championship the following season. Athens was the first GCHSCHL team to win the state title in 2008. Lakota East is the defending state champion, but it lost early in the CHSHL’s tournament as Bellbrook defeated Mason in the final. Hilliard advanced to state for a third consecutive season and fourth time overall. Northeast is making its second appearance, having first reached state in 2009. “Top to bottom, I think Columbus is a little stronger than the other two leagues,” PRPC coach Joe Tonello said. “That being said, it’s never easy. We’ve been there time and time again and haven’t won it yet.” The state tournament will be played using the five-point system. Teams play three pool games and the top four point scorers advance to the semifinals. One point is awarded for winning a period, and teams split that point in the case of a tie. The winning team in each game receives an additional two points. All four local coaches are in agreement that three of the four semifinalists could come from the GCHSCHL. “That might very well happen,” Mead said. “We’ve played some tight games with each other and that should continue because we’re all fairly even. Of course, it’s hard telling what the affect might be from the layoff.”

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Sports briefs Janessa Mathews and Samatha Nappi (10-and-under girls division) as well as Jason Mathews (11- to 12-year-old boys division), all of Pickerington, are among the 24 members of the Greater Columbus Swim Team who qualified for individual events at the Ohio Short Course Junior Olympic Championships on March 1113 at Bowling Green State University. The meet is for swimmers 14 and younger.

Girls lacrosse club registering players Midwestern Force Lacrosse, a girls travel club, is registering players for its summer season that begins June 1. Players are divided into three age groups: elementary (grades 1-5), middle school (grades 57) and high school (grades 811). To register, visit Informational meetings also will be held April 16-17 in Columbus. E-mail for details.

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but our defense has been outBOYS: Second-seeded North- Davidson’s Chase Delande won standing in the postseason and land takes on Westerville Cen- a Division I state title at 145 On March 5, Pickerington our offense is getting the job tral in a Division I district final pounds. He was the only North’s Dave Butcher and done. Now we get to play on at 9 p.m. Friday, March 11, at wrestler from ThisWeek- Brookhaven’s Reggie Lee the same ice that the Colum- the Fairgrounds Coliseum. The’s coverage area coached their girls basketball teams in respective Division I bus Blue Jackets and the rest of Warhawks knocked off three of to win a state title. the NHL players play on. What the district’s top 12 seeded Boys Basketball: Previews district finals. Combined, the teams en route to the cham- for all central Ohio teams play- two coaches have more than a thrill it will be and I really pionship game. ing in a district title game, in- 1,100 wins. can’t believe we made it there, LARRY GIRLS: Northland, Pickercluding Division I top-seeded but our team confidence right LARSON Mobile Web now is out the roof and I think ington North and Reynoldsburg Westerville South and secondare competing in the Division seeded Northland. that will help us a lot.” Visit I regional tournament at OtterGirls Basketball: PickeringDiscussing his role as his team’s last line of bein. The regional final is Fri- ton North and Reynoldsburg on your smart phone. Just go defense, Arcy said, “My job is simply stopping to http://mobile.thisweekday, March 11. repeat as district champs. the puck. I have played the goalie position since Hockey: Olentangy Liberty You can also sign I was 6 years old and I think I have been in alTop performances lands a berth in the state tour- up for News Alerts. When breakmost everyone situation possible and I have played ing news occurs, we’ll send nament. some pretty high-level games, which will help alerts to your phone. BOYS on Saturday. Westerville Central’s Quentin Quotable “As a goalie, I have learned that you have to Henderson scored 17 points Friend us block out all the external things going on during as the Warhawks upset third“The nice thing is we don’t Log onto and a game and just focus on playing my game with seeded Upper Arlington 59-56 need to see tape. We already in a district semifinal March 5. know they’re going to zone the search "ThisWeekSports" to a smile on my face. I love the game of hockey and GIRLS heck out of us, we’re going to become a fan. I love the competition. Northland’s Alexis Peterson man the heck out of them and “I understand my role as goalie can control Follow us the outcome of any game, but am excited to be led the Vikings with 20 points the first to 20 wins.” as they earned their first dis— Hartley coach Randy Kortin that position. Playing this position with my trict championship since 1983 okrax on his team’s game Short, sweet and limited to teammates has truly boosted my confidence as with a 51-35 win over Gahan140 characters, follow us on against Watterson at 6 p.m. a young person and made me believe in myself, na on March 5. Twitter @TWSportsFan today. Thursday, March 10, at the Fairand that goes a long way in all aspects of my life. I can’t wait until Saturday.” These are the moments that sports provide for a lifetime. For Arcy and his Liberty teammates, the district championship will be lodged in their minds Continued from page B1 forever. I’ll see you at a game. Defensively, North was formidable inside as Larry Larson is a former athletics director at well. Householder limited 6-foot-3 center AshGrandview High School. He can be heard as ley Bassett-Smith to four points while Edwards, “Mr. High School Sports” on WTVN 610 AM. a Villanova signee who was named district Player of the Year, held 6-1 Kelsey Lewis to eight points. “(Bassett-Smith) had height on me, so I played mostly in front of her,” said Householder, a 6-0 senior. “I got help on the weak side. I Ohio in August. Alumni FootSchools announce think the key to the game was playing defense ball USA will provide the coaching vacancies equipment. as a team. We were pretty good outside and inside.” The following schools are •Central concluded its season with a 54-46 seeking coaches: Football coaches overtime loss to sixth-seeded Brookhaven in a Granville — Assistant boys district semifinal March 2 at Liberty. The Tigers, tennis, boys middle school to hold combine who converted only 17 of their 71 field-goal attrack, assistant middle school The Ohio High School Foottempts (24 percent), finished 12-11 overall. track. Send résumé to athlet- ball Coaches Association will “It was one of those days where we couldn’t By Tim Norman/ThisWeek ics director Kevin Jarrett at kjar- hold a combine for freshman, hit anything,” coach Wade Brockwell said. by Friday, March sophomore and junior players North’s Shelby Olszewski dribbles around Taylor Phylicia Johnson, a sophomore guard, might Agler of Olentangy Orange. 11. on March 20 at SuperKick, 409 have staged a coming-out party of sorts in the Thomas Worthington — Orange Point Drive in Lewis loss, however. The Tigers trailed 42-37 late in Assistant track and field spe- Center. the fourth quarter before rallying, with Johncializing in pole vault. Send réThe combine will expose At a glance son hitting one 3-pointer to make it 42-40 with sumé to athletics director Dan players to tests conducted at 11.2 seconds remaining and another at the buzzer CENTRAL Girard at dgirard@worthing- combines and camps held in to forge a 43-all tie and send the game into over- •Record: 12-11 overall, 6-8 (fifth) in OCC-Ohio or fax to (614) spring and summer. Registra•Seniors lost: Hillary Jacks, Katie Stevens and Melissa time. Those were her only points. 883-2275. tion is at 10:30 a.m. Weaver “She hit two big shots,” Brockwell said. “She •Key returnees: Aajah Hawkins, Amari Hawkins, Jasmine •To add to this list, contact For more information and Henshaw, Marley Hill, Phylicia Johnson, Allie Luther and stepped up without any hesitation.” ThisWeek at (740) 888-6069 or registration forms, visit The same can be said of much of the lineup, Alexis Newsome which grew younger during the second half of Henshaw made first-team all-league and thirdthe regular season as Brockwell made several perAlumni football Metal bat Series sonnel changes to get more playing time for team all-district and Stevens was second-team games planned scheduled for July freshmen such as guard Aajay Hawkins and all-league and honorable mention all-district. Hill made honorable mention all-district and post player Allie Luther. Alumni Football USA is orThe Continental Amateur The Tigers, who went 6-8 to finish fifth in Johnson was honorable mention all-league. ganizing teams of former high Baseball Association 18U The Tigers won four of their final six games, the OCC-Ohio behind champion Reynoldsburg school players who want “to Metal Bat World Series will be including a 65-61 upset of fourth-seeded Wat(14-0), will lose three seniors, including thirdplay in one more full contact played July 17-24 at the Bob year varsity contributors Katie Stevens and terson in a second-round tournament game Feb. football game.” Cene baseball complex in 25 after defeating Walnut Ridge 78-13 in the Melissa Weaver. Players can sign up at Alum- Struthers, Ohio. The list of returnees is headlined by junior first round Feb. 19. They went 9-5 after losing or call For more information or to post player Jasmine Henshaw, who was the to Newark 55-38 on Jan. 3. (877) 578-8547. Teams are lim- register, visit www.cababaseteam’s leading scorer at 12.1 points per game, ited to 40 players. or contact Ken Quinn and sophomore post player Marley Hill, who Games will be played around at (330) 770-7157. averaged 9.9 points.

It was a hockey game that the players, coaches and fans won’t soon forget. On March 5 at the Dispatch Ice Haus, topseeded Dublin Jerome played second-seeded Olentangy Liberty for a district championship. The winner would advance to a state semifinal against Toledo St. Francis at noon Saturday, March 12, at Nationwide Arena. Liberty’s Marshall Oja settled the drama, scoring early in the second overtime to give the Patriots a 3-2 victory. The game featured a matchup of two standout goaltenders in Jerome senior Josh Howell and Liberty junior Eddie Arcy, who stopped 30 shots in the game after he had made 17 saves in a 3-0 win over Dublin Coffman on Feb. 27. “What a game that was,” Arcy said afterward. “Both teams played at a high level and there really wasn’t any room for mistakes. Our team hung tough just like it has all year. From day one, our goal wasn’t only to win the district; it was to win the state tournament. But like any hockey team, we went through some hard times. We had injuries to a number of players that shook our confidence, but we have a great group of players who care greatly about the game of hockey and play it with passion. We care about our coaches, we care about our school and we care about our fans. And after beating a good Jerome team that had beaten us twice during the regular season, this is the best feeling you could ever have in your sport. “I was so excited just to play, to step on the ice in that game, so you can imagine how excited I was when I skated down the ice after I realized that Marshall had scored the game-winning goal. There has never, ever been a more satisfying moment for me in sports.” Looking ahead to the match against St. Francis, Arcy said, “It will be another awesome experience. We all know they are a terrific team,

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WRESTLE Continued from page B1 1-2 at 140. He got pinned in his opening match by eventual champion Zach Dailey of Massillon Perry, rebounded to defeat Middletown’s LaTrell Davis 1-0 in a consolation match and was eliminated 4-2 by Lyndhurst Brush’s Tywan Claxton, who went on to place fifth. Howes finished 36-14. “That was Pat’s first time competing at state, so it was a good learning experience for him. Now he knows what he needs to do going forward,” Harris said. “Being a senior, we really wanted to get Brandon on the podium. But when you’re fourth at the district that means you’re going to get an awfully tough guy in the first round, and Brandon drew the champion as things turned out. He didn’t have much margin for error.” Elflein had taken eventual state-champion Kyle Rose of Centerville to the brink before falling 7-5 in a district final Feb. 26 at Hilliard Darby as the Panthers (47.5) finished 12th behind champion Olentangy Liberty (128). They were fourth (158.5) at the home sectional Feb. 19 as Pickerington Central (180.5) finished third and Liberty (239.5) won. The Panthers will graduate five seniors, including districtqualifiers Eli Corder (145, 28-14) and Jacob Hinze (135, 23-12). Elflein headlines a list of returnees that includes junior Ahmad Taylor (103, 10-7) and sophomore Max Orr (112, 1417), both of whom also advanced to district. Junior Grant Snyder (119) and sophomore Jake Snyder (125) were district alternates, as was senior Joe George (160). Junior Brandon Anderson (189) was a sectional placer, and classmate Matt Kitchen (215) won 15 matches. Freshman George Dial (171) also is expected to return. “Considering where we were

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At a glance CENTRAL •Finishes: Tied for first in OCC-Ohio, third at sectional, 15th at district, tied for 73rd at state •Seniors lost: Isaiah Brunner, Speedy Hammond, Josh Hunter, Jackson Murphy and David Spence •Key returnees: Anthony Bondurant, J.J. Chowoe, Garrett Foster, Tyler Hogue, Jordan Piecynski, Ryan Schmeltzer, Ason Sunkle and Aaron Yarger

at the beginning of the year with such a young lineup, I feel we progressed,” Harris said. “We’ve got a lot to look forward to.” Elflein was named wrestler of the year in the OCC-Ohio Division as the Panthers went 5-2 to share third place with Gahanna behind co-champions Pickerington Central and Lancaster (6-1 each). Grove City (34) was fifth, followed by Reynoldsburg (2-5), Groveport (1-6) and Newark (0-7). Howes also made first-team all-league while Corder was second-team. Orr and Hinze made third-team all-league. •Central captured its first league championship since 2005 to highlight its season. Needing victories in their final two duals to share the title following a loss to Gahanna earlier in the season, the Tigers defeated North 37-30 on Feb. 3 and Lancaster 30-26 the following day. Juniors Garrett Foster (189) and J.J. Chowoe (215) made firstteam all-league while freshman Tyler Hogue (103) and seniors Josh Hunter (119) and Isaiah Brunner (125) were second-team. Freshman Aaron Yarger (130) and sophomore Ason Sunkle (145) made third-team all-league. “Our guys rose to the challenge,” coach Jason Allen said. Hunter returned to the Division I state tournament and went 1-2 to finish with a 37-9 record. He lost 7-5 in the opening round against Lakewood’s Yousef Abdel-Salam, who placed eighth. Hunter came back to defeat Kettering Fairmont’s Josh Parrett 4-2 in a consolation match before being eliminated 9-4 in the next round by Twinsburg’s Del

NORTH •Finishes: Tied for third in OCC-Ohio, fourth at sectional, 12th at district, tied for 68th at state •Seniors lost: Eli Corder, Joe George, Jacob Hinze, Brandon Howes and Dillon Pinter •Key returnees: Brandon Anderson, Pat Elflein, Matt Kitchen, Max Orr, Grant Snyder, Jake Snyder and Ahmad Taylor

Vinas, who placed fourth. Making his first appearance at state, Brunner lost 12-2 to Cincinnati Princeton’s Corey Selmon and 7-0 to Strongsville’s Kevin Scholtz to finish 29-12. “These things go in phases,” Allen said of central Ohio’s struggles at the state tournament. “I’m not so sure we had a down year so much as a lot of the guys were just new to qualifying for state, and that places a heavy toll on you. Guys competing down there for the first time By Chris Parker/ThisWeek aren’t the same wrestlers who Central’s Isaiah Brunner (right) faces Cincinnati Princeton’s Corey Selmon in a first-round match at were winning all year.” The Tigers, who finished 15th 125 pounds during the state tournament March 3. Brunner lost 12-2. For more photos from the (43) at the district meet, will grad- state meet, go to and click on “Slideshows.” uate five seniors, including district qualifiers David Spence (152, 4-4) and Speedy Hammond (160, 12-8). The returning district qualifiers will be Sunkle (30-12), Foster (24-8), Chowoe (24-9) and junior Ryan Schmeltzer (heavyweight, 18-13). Yarger (130, 24-9), freshman Jordan Piecynski (135, 20-13) and sophomore Anthony Bondurant (140, 18-13) were district alternates, and Hogue (1615) was a sectional placer. Junior Wesson Hunter (171) won 13 matches. “Having two of our guy finish at state, that’s a stepping stone,” Allen said. “We got one there last year and two this time, so we’re heading in the right direction. “But we can’t be satisfied just getting there anymore. We should and we will expect more as we move forward. That’s the attitude we need to have.” By Lorrie Cecil/ThisWeek

Central’s Josh Hunter (facing) battles Lakewood’s Yousef Abdel-Salam in a first-round match at 119 pounds at state. Hunter lost 7-5.

BOYS Continued from page B1 “We put ourselves in position to have a better result,” Francis said. “Great teams make runs, though, and that’s where we’re trying to get. A lot of these boys, it was their first time playing in the (Fairgrounds).” The Tigers won their final two OCC-Ohio Division games, which included a 73-56 victory over Reynoldsburg in the regular-season finale Feb. 18, to finish 8-6 and share third place with Newark behind cochampions Pickerington North and Gahanna (13-1 each). Reynoldsburg, which dropped both meetings with Central, was 7-7 to place fifth as Grove City (5-9), Lancaster (1-13) and Groveport (1-13) followed. •The scorecard told the story as fifth-seeded North lost 5250 to eight-seeded New Albany in a Division I district semifinal on March 5 at the Fairgrounds. Justin Zielinski, a 6-6 senior, and Michael Klamo, a 6-5 senior, combined for only 11 points even though the Panthers had a substantial size advantage. They never got the lead while finishing 21-2 as a 16game winning streak came to an end. The Eagles, who won the OCC-Capital title, improved to 18-4. “There’s not much difference

HENNEN Continued from page B1 first varsity season. Assistant coach Nick Kormanyos knows what it takes to be a championship team after qualifying for the NCAA tournament as a player at Niagara (N.Y.) University in 2003-04 by winning a College Hockey America conference title. He then played for the Fayetteville (N.C.) Fireantz when they won the Southern Professional League championship. “It takes a special group of kids to battle through a season of injuries and tough games to make it this far,” Kormanyos said. “This is a special group of kids.” In the district final, sophomore forward Ethan Hollingsworth passed the puck to sophomore forward Marshall Oja, who scored 52 seconds into the

At a glance CENTRAL •Record: 12-11, 8-6 (tied for third) in OCC-Ohio •Seniors lost: Jacob Flora and Manny Harrison •Key returnees: Zach Beaver, Javon Bess, Connor Kern, Caris Levert, Chad Nelson and Jae’sean Tate NORTH •Record: 21-2, 13-1 (tied for first) in OCC-Ohio •Seniors lost: Alex Green, Kyle Jones, Tyler Kelly, Michael Klamo, Devin Lomax, Jake McCullough, Evan Mills, Kyle Sorensen, Trent Waybright and Justin Zielinski •Key returnees: Jake Butt and Joe Liptrap

44-game regular-season winning streak on Feb. 4, and Waybright earned honorable mention all-district honors. The Panthers had lost to Gahanna 61-41 on Dec. 22. They rebounded to win their final 14 regular-season games, which included a 51-49 victory over New Albany on Jan. 29. The league championship was their first since winning the OCCCapital in 2004-05. North lost 60-56 to Westerville Central in a district semifinal last season and was trying to advance to a district final for the first time in school history. “I might not be back here for a while,” coach Liptrap said as he stood among a group of reporters in the media room following the tournament setback, lamenting the loss of such a large senior class. “It’s getting tougher and tougher every year.”

in teams at this level,” coach Pete Liptrap said. “For us to win we have to score inside.” Jake Butt, a 6-6 sophomore, was North’s most effective player inside with six points and seven rebounds coming off the bench. He and junior Joe Liptrap will be the voices of experience next season following the graduation of 10 seniors. That group includes starting guards Tyler Kelly, Trent Waybright and Jake McCullough, who scored 14 points in the district semifinal. Paid Advertising North’s balanced rotation throughout the regular season was reflected in that none of its players made first-, secondor third-team all-district. Kelly, who helped engineer a 58-48 Sports Shorts Policy victory that ended Gahanna’s Sports Shorts are a one-of-a-kind guide to area sports-related events. Whether it’s a clinic, camp, league signups or other function, Sports Shorts is a great second overtime to secure the way to get the word out! final four berth. “It’s all really overwhelming,” For more info or to place your ad contact: Paul Krupa Hollingsworth said when asked phone: 740-888-5000 about playing in front of a standFax: 740-548-8197 ing room-only crowd at the Ice Email Haus for the district final. “They gave us a lot of adrenaline and kept us pumped up from the be- Be sure to include your name, address & phone number where ginning.” Ruska, an assistant captain, you can be reached. was wandering around the lobby DEADLINES of the Ice Haus with the district 11 a.m. Fri. for Thurs. Papers trophy clutched to his chest. Pry11 a.m. Wed. for Sun. Papers ing the award from him might (unless otherwise noted) not have been an easy task. “It’s amazing what we have accomplished as a group,” Ruska said. “We went from nothing ... nothing ... and were able to make it (to) the final four in four seasons. It’s really incredible, and SPORTS BARN AT EASTON NOW REGISTERING it’s only the start.” Adult Leagues & Classes † û 614-337-8000 û †

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Great deals, healthy meals and Asian flavors at Poong Mei From its sign outside, Poong Mei — aka Spring of China — claims it’s a Chinese restaurant. And you do pass through a red-and-gold imperial-type “China gate” by G.A. Benton portal to enter the place’s dining room. But one gaze at Poong Mei’s menu or the food laid out on its busy tables (many is more Chinese than Japanese, neither filled with obvious regulars) informs you is the dominant ethnicity. Because while that while this self-described “Asian bistro” Poong Mei certainly has Chinese and Japanese appendages, its head, heart, body and soul are purely Korean. Ambience-wise, Poong Mei is neither particularly distinguished nor bad looking. Lived-in but not dumpy, it’s got a sort of past-its-prime, small-town country club vibe. Likely its most standout features are a huge, sports-tuned projection TV and goofy, piped-in stringy music, By Dan Sohner/ThisWeek which could’ve been exCuddled Tofu Soup with Beef Short Rib at Poong Mei. humed from the sound-


tracks of melodramatic ’70s movies. So the food’s the thing at Poong Mei — and fortunately, the food is very good. A sensational shareable starter was an octet of obviously homemade Steamed Pork Buns ($8). Served on a steaming metal tray, they were beautiful snowwhite pillows with puffy, delicate, meltin-your-mouth textures and lovely, mildly fermented, sourdough-like flavors. Inside each was a wildly juicy scallionflecked clump of lusty, sausagey ground pork. Also great was a more robust group meal-igniter which could equally serve as a large entree for a single diner — Seafood Noodle Soup ($10, comes with a fine array of “ban chan,” small plates). In a super fragrant, medium spicy red broth were Poong Mei’s phenomenal housemade noodles (long, thin, silky and springy) plus bits of tender seafood-like green mussels, little shrimp, cuttlefish and octopus. A handful of veggies — like sweet carrots and earthy greens — rounded out the bowl’s happily married flavors.

Poong Mei 4720 Reed Road, Upper Arlington 614-273-9998 Cuisine: Chinese and Asian Price: $ (up to $10 per person) Patio: No Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday The hits kept coming — as did the sweet deals and healthy meals — with the Cuddled Tofu Soup with Beef Short Rib ($12; I got the vegetarian version). A bold, garlicky and mildly spicy chili broth held lots of wiggly bits of silky tofu plus veggies such as unmushy zucchini and cloud ear mushrooms. At the last second, a raw egg had been dropped into the gurgling hot broth — and I was amazed how much it enriched the soup when I broke the egg’s yolk and stirred it through the quick-cooking pot. But wait, there was more! The supersatisfying, lean soup (which included ban chan) had a fatty accomplice in the form

of irresistible kalbi (three bone-in shortribs) slathered in a sweet, thick sort of barbecue sauce. Poong Mei’s terrific housemade noodles were the basis for a dramatically allblack stir-fried Zhang Mun ($11). Looking like a dish of squid ink-sauced pasta but tasting like the marvelous (if a bit greasy) Asian stir-fry it really was, this nifty noodle-athon united pork, tiny shrimp, a lot of onions, veggies and assorted seafood bits in a salty fermented black bean sauce. Whether it’s that Chinese-style dish, or a neat Chinese-Korean hybrid like Shredded Pork with Hot Pepper ($12) or a great, straight-up Korean Hot Stone BiBim-Bob ($10), Poong Mei does it well, inexpensively and with genuine flavors. To read G.A. Benton’s blog, visit

Factory worker returns to food industry After working factory jobs both in Delaware and in central Ohio, Anuson “Chris” Khumauksorn is once again pursuing his love of cooking and the restaurant business. The Bangkok native has opened Taste of Thai in the Polaris area, replacing Ha Long Bay, a Vietnamese restaurant at 8489 Sancus Blvd. The menu offers a

w i d e range of Thai classics, from t o m yum soup to pad Thai to shredded papaya salad. Most entrees are in the $9 to $11 range, with a few of the house specialties costing around $15. Owning a restaurant — and

being its chef — isn’t exactly what Khumauksorn had in mind. Sure, he helped his mother run a restaurant in his native Thailand, while also earning a bachelor’s degree in business management. A cousin who owned a restaurant in Florida beckoned, so Khumauksorn and his family moved to the Sunshine State to help. He removed himself from the restaurant industry for several years and moved to Ohio with his wife. Yet he longed to return to the business and staked out a location in the Polaris area, which currently has a lot of restaurants but no Thai. The interior – and store sign – at Taste of Thai is bright yellow for a reason, as the color symbolizes warmth and cheerfulness, he said. By Eric George/ThisWeek He said there’s still Taste of Thai owner Anuson “Chris” Khumauksorn prepares his pad Thai a learning curve for with rice noodles, shrimp, chicken, eggs, ground peanuts, beansprouts and some customers, who scallion in pad Thai sauce. tend to group all Asian

cuisines together. Or they have another stigma about Thai. “People think of Thai food as spicy, hot,” he said. Therefore, he makes it clear that he will adjust the spice level to the diner’s preference. For now, there is no alcohol, but Khumauksorn said he intends to apply for a license to sell wine and beer. Taste of Thai is open for lunch and dinner daily. For more information, call 614-436-3735. Fresh off the opening of the successful San-Su, Yun Hui “Yumi” Wada has another restaurant planned for Bethel Road. Aoi, a Japanese restaurant, will take over the 5,000-square-foot building that once housed Einstein Bros. Bagels and Boston Market, 876-878 Bethel Road. The menu will feature sushi, noodle dishes, tempura and the like. It is expected to open in May. Meanwhile, Wada has leased SanSu, a Korean restaurant, to Jae Uk Jong. Wada is the founder of the two local Genji Japanese Steakhouses, among other enterprises.

In an economy that still struggles to gain traction, William Glover walks a fine line. The chef and owner of Sage American Bistro in the University District must balance cost, quality and value. “I think we’re as competitive as it gets in that regard,” said Glover, who is now a contributor to Food & Wine. Part of the reason for his success, he said, is his staff. “I’ve got a great team,” he said. Not to mention the effort and creativity that seem to go a long way toward customer satisfaction, he said. His new spring menu will offer a scallop nestled in ginger aioli and crowned with red pepper marmalade, with a streak of balsamic reduction accenting the plate. While seasons play an important part in the menu, whimsy is just as important, he said. Glover said if he’s inspired, he will change the menu more than four times a year. “I don’t like to draw lines in the sand,” he said. Glover said he’s been somewhat restrained in pricing, never

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charging more than $30 a plate at Sage, 2653 N. High St. Indeed, local sourcing is important, he said. And purveyors have gotten more savvy in that regard, not only carrying more regional ingredients, but showing chefs how to get them. “It’s amazing right now what’s happening as far as local food sources go,” he said ■ Calorie Countess Jennifer Burton continues her series on weight-loss tips.

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PACKAGING ENGINEER Great Lakes Cheese, one of the country’s leading cheese processors, has an opportunity for a Packaging Engineer at our state of the art facility in Hiram, Ohio The position will be primarily responsible for optimizing operating efficiencies & material costs and standardizing product & packaging specifications. In addition, the position will oversee new/alternate materials, process methods, equipment & technologies, as well as setup and design for new products. Some travel may be required. The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Packaging, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering; four years experience in this field or a related field; and strong communication and leadership skills. Experience with GMP and SQF practices is a plus. Great Lakes Cheese is a privately owned company with locations in Ohio, New York, Wisconsin, and Utah. In business since 1958, we currently employ over 2000 people. Our philosophy is to provide an environment of open communication, integrity and mutual respect to our employees, our customers and our suppliers where every person is encouraged to go beyond what is expected. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefit package that includes medical, prescription, dental, disability, and life insurances, as well a 401(k) plan and a defined contribution ESOP plan If you are a qualified candidate and you are interested in this position, please email, fax or mail your wage history and resume to: GREAT LAKES CHEESE ATTN: Vice President of HR PO Box 1806 Hiram, OH 44234 Email: Fax: 440-834-4752 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Part-time Child Psychiatrist The person in this position is responsible for performing psychiatric assessments and delivering psychiatric services to Southeast clients. This person also is responsible for making referrals for medical evaluations and follow-up with clients’ test results. Consultation with Medical Director, Associate and Clinical Directors and other Southeast staff members is also an important function of this position. We offer many great benefits, including health, dental, vision, 401(k), an onsite fitness room, and generous time off. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities available at Southeast, Inc. send resume to: Southeast Inc., HR Dept., 16 W. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215 or email at hr.applications@ EOE

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Serving more than a half million patients each year, Mount Carmel is the second largest healthcare system in central Ohio. Our more than 8,000 employees and 1,500 physicians utilize state-of-theart facilities, advanced technologies and the latest procedures to accomplish our mission of healing patients’ minds, bodies and spirits, and improving the health of the communities we serve. Positions are available across the Mount Carmel Health System for:

Clinical Educators • Mount Carmel St. Ann’s: Critical Care & Same Day Surgery • Mount Carmel East: ICU/Medical • Mount Carmel West: Labor & Delivery The Clinical Educator serves as a role model in the management of patient population while acting as the leader in monitoring, evaluating and helping to establish the standard of practice. Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred; Current RN licensure in the State of Ohio; and 3-5 years recent experience in a specialized area.

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The person in this position is responsible for performing physical assessments and delivering medical care and services to Southeast clients. This person also is responsible for making referrals for medical evaluations and follow-up with clients’ test results. Consultation with Medical Director, Clinical Directors and other Southeast staff members is also an important function of this position. Must be board certified.

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We offer many great benefits, including health, dental, vision, 401(k), an onsite fitness room, and generous time off. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities available at Southeast, Inc. send resume to: Southeast Inc., HR Dept., 16 W. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215 or email at hr.applications@ EOE Registered Nurse Accreditation Clinical Man ager for an international non-profit society based in Columbus, Ohio.



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RN-Float Pool Madison County Hospital is looking for an experienced RN to work in our Float Pool. This position is responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care in various nursing units including ICU, MedSurg, ER, SDS, PACU, and OB. Previous RN experience is required! Interested applicants should apply on-line at www.madison E.O.E. M/F/H/V/D MCH is a non-smoking facility


Full time position in This is a unique opportuni - community mental health center. Must be licensed in ty for an RN with expertise in cardiac services and an State of Ohio with one year of nursing. Experience in emphasis on heart failure community mental health and atrial fibrillation. Re or psychiatric setting sponsibilities include man preferred. Crisis agement of daily opera intervention and tions of an accreditation institutionalize patient service line and staff com experience helpful. Will petency. Some travel is in work primarily in the volved. community where you will evaluate, monitor and treat Must have the ability to clients. Mileage manage remote professio reimbursement. Must have nals and multiple projects Ohio Driver’s license/auto. with tight deadlines; also Salary: $55K. Hours: must have exceptional criti Monday thru Friday. cal thinking, writing, and Resumes accepted at communication skills. Must NCMHS, 1301 N. High St., have a master’s degree Cols., OH 43201, or fax to and at least 5 years man 614-298-2227 or e-mail agement experience. Ex EOE cellent salary and benefits. Resumes will be accepted via email only with cover letter and salary require ments to with “RN Position” in subject line. DAYCARE PROVIDERS & PRESCHOOLS

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RN-OB Madison County Hospital is looking for RNs to work CASUAL on our OB Unit to care for women in labor, delivery, postpartum, and newborns. The qualified candidate will possess current Ohio licensure as an RN. Previous OB experience is required! Interested applicants should apply online at www.madisoncounty E.O.E. M/F/H/V/D MCH is a nonsmoking facility

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Are you an RN seeking to advance your career and become part of a hard-working, fun-loving, caring and professional management team? Then come meet with us at the Arbors at Dela ware. We are looking for an experienced RN Unit Manager to help focus our clinical team on con tinued success. You must have a valid OH RN License and previous management experience in long term care is pre ferred. Our benefit pack age includes paid bene fits during your introduc tory period, 401K, vaca tion and personal days, tuition reimbursement and continuing education. Contact: Andi Ayres, Recruiter E-Mail: aayres EOE To place an ad for your bazaar or seasonal event call (740) 888-5003 (local call)

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The Right Stuff If you are results oriented, innovative and a team lead er who desires a more re warding career, Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV, welcomes your interest in the Surgical Nurse Manag er position. Our Surgical Center: Wheeling Hospital is the premier medical facility in its market. Our advanced Surgical Center performed over 17,000 surgeries last year, more than any other local medical facility. And we perform more types of surgery than any other area hospital. We’re Moving Forward For example, a year from now we’ll see the opening of Tower 5, a new sevenstory, 145,000-square-foot addition to our hospital. The $53 million tower will house a new Emergency Department, three inten sive care units, The Center for Pediatrics, physician of fices and private patient rooms. And, we recently in itiated our $23 million Elec tronic Medical Records system, making us one of the most advanced EMR facilities in the U.S.

Competitive Wages and Benefits In recent years, while many hospitals across the nation have cut staff, pay and benefits, we haven’t. Wheeling Hospital has been profitable and we ex pect that trend to continue. We offer: Medical-DentalVision; 401(a) and 403(b) Plans; Life Insurance; AD&D, STD and LTD; Paid Time-off; and Tuition Reim bursement. Location, Location, Loca tion Wheeling is located along the majestic Ohio River. The city and surrounding area is a great place to live with a cost of living well be low that of other regions of the nation. The area has a wide-array of educational, social, recreational and cul tural amenities. We’re an hour from Pittsburgh & about two hours from Co lumbus & Cleveland. Ready to Apply? Send your resume today by mail, fax or via online to: Human Resources Wheeling Hospital 1 Medical Park Wheeling, WV 26003 Fax: 304-243-6317 or visit /careers/positions.aspx (click on position to apply) More About Us Please visit our Web site at

HELP WANTED FINANCIAL/BANKING Controllers / Accounting Managers Seeking individuals to work 20 to 80 hours per month. We have several opportunities with various companies throughout Central OH. Accounting degree and 5+yrs experi ence required. CPA preferred. Must be very proficient with QuickBooks and Excel. Please send re sume and cover letter to: pt.controlleracctmgr@ PART-TIME INQUIRIES ONLY. NO RECRUITERS

ECONOMISTS Joss Data, Inc. seeks Economists for Dublin, OH. Resumes: HR 545 Metro Place S. Ste. 100, Dublin, OH, 43017. No calls. EOE.

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ABS- Adaptive Behavioral Specialist (Contingent) St. Vincent Family Center, a pediatric mental health center, is seeking caring and energetic individuals for on-call casual positions working with children in our Preschool, School Age, Residential, and Ex tended Day Programs. You will assist with adaptive strategies to improve so cial, emotional, and daily living skills and provide cri sis intervention. Training provided.

Care providers needed to work with children and adults with disabilities in a family home setting or supported living setting. Provide personal care, outings, specialized developmental activities, meal preparation, and transportation. Related experience or education desired, but not required. High school diploma or GED, valid driver’s license, and reliable transportation required. Extensive training provided. Competitive wages and benefit. Part time and Full time openings. Fax a resume to (614) 471-6912 or apply at www.LIFE-INC.NET . EOE


Full time entry level position in community mental health center. Degree required. LSW/PC/CCC/ CDCA preferred. Knowledge of community resources and experience with SMD Minimum Requirements: clients with substance Related course work abuse problems a plus. and/or experience working Willing to train. Must have with children. Must be Ohio driver’s license/auto. at least 18; clean drug Work primarily in the screen and background community. Mileage check. HS Diploma re reimbursement. Salary: quired. $11/hr., Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Qualified candidates Option of four 10-hour should print and complete work days after 6 months an employment application of employment available. and mail along with re Applications/resumes sume to St. Vincent Family accepted at NCMHS, 1301 Center - 1490 E. Main St., N. High St., Cols., OH Columbus, Ohio 43205 or 43201, or fax to 614-298fax documents to 614-2522227 or e-mail 8468. No phone calls EOE please. CHILDCARE St. Vincent Family Center, Jolly Tots Too is seeking dedicated to the care of FT experienced lead Pre-K children and families for Teachers & assistant Infant more than a century. We Teachers in the New are an equal opportunity Albany-Gahanna area. Call employer. 614-471-0688; apply at 5511 N. Hamilton Rd, AERIAL 43230 or visit PHOTOGRAPHER FT. Extensive photogra phy, photo lab and com Childcare Teachers puter skills required. Posi - North side learning center tion requires flexibility for is currently seeking appli out-of-state travel. Will train cants for Toddler and Prequalified candidates. Email school Teachers. resume to k.linzinmeir@ Must have minimum two yrs of experience. Adminis trator incl. two year Assoc. Apartment degree in ECD or 3 years Maintenance related experience. For more info call 563-4828 or Positions email Available Now A family owned property CUSTOMER SERVICE mgt. firm is accepting ap REPRESENTATIVE plications for Regional Customer Service Maintenance personnel Representative needed for in Columbus. The position a Columbus Based courier involves drywall repairs, mi - service. FT position. The nor electrical, plumb ideal candidate must have ing, carpentry and the following skills: general maintenance skills Good communication skills HVAC certification desired. Good computer skills Compensation based on Communicate delivery re abiliity, knowledge and lated information to on-site experience. Applicants customers as well as pro must live on-site as duce status reports and is part of the compensation sue logs to management pkg. All applicants subject teams. Resolve escalated to background screening. problems with on-site cus Send resume to: tomers and internal depart J. Becker ments. Monitor and man 45 N. 4th, Suite 200 age daily delivery status Columbus, Ohio 43215 Work closely with local or fax to 614-487-2579 Hub Managers to ensure or e-mail to on-time and successful de liveries. Suggest areas of EEOC improvement in internal process along with possi Assistant Mgr/Mgr Trainee ble solutions. Other duties R U Making as assigned. Email resume to servicecustomer92@ $500/ week?! Young successful art co. looking for 7-12 sharp, outgoing individuals who are energetic, money motivated and love working in a fun environment. you can place NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY your ad online? $500/week while in training. Go to: for personal interview call 614-791-3300 and click on CLASSIFIEDS! and simply ask for Nikki

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SHIPPING COORDINATOR Diamond Power International, Inc. has an immediate opportunity at its Lancaster office. The successful candidate will coordinate transportation of all shipments including negotiation for pricing and services and selection of carriers, prepare and verify shipping documentation, respond to customer inquiries, maintain records and reports, and perform related duties. The candidate will prepare all outbound shipping documentation for domestic and international shipments. Qualified applicants should have international shipping knowledge with 2-3 years of related job experience and knowledge of Oracle business systems relative to transportation functions. Degree preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates should submit resume and salary requirements to: Human Resources-SHIP, Diamond Power International, Inc., P.O. Box 415, Lancaster, OH 43130. Diamond Power, division of Babcock & Wilcox. An Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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Teachers and Staff. Columbus Academy, a coed, independent school of 1,070 students in grades with 100% college DATA ANALYST, PreK-12 placement seeks INTERN candidates for the following positions for the (Part-time) 2011-12 school year. The Mid-Ohio Regional Columbus Academy offers Planning Commission small classes, competitive (MORPC) is seeking a compensation and a Part-time Data Analyst In collegial environment. tern for the Transportation * 4th Grade Teacher Department to use their * 8th Grade Social Studies college training which in Teacher cludes data collection, da - * Upper School (Grades 9ta monitoring, data analy 12) Mathematics Teacher sis, and data reporting as * Kindergarten Assistant sociated with various trans Teacher portation planning ele * Computer Systems and ments including demo Desktop Support graphic, social, economic, * Music Accompanist and and environmental. Assistant (part-time) Further information is For detail information on available under "Job the position visit our Opportunities" at website at www. or visit our office at: MORPC, 111 Liberty St, Mail cover letter, resume Suite 100, Columbus, OH and supporting materials 43215, Attn: T-3-11. For to: Headmaster, Columbus immediate consideration Academy, 4300 Cherry fax resume to 614-233Bottom Road, Gahanna, 4206. MORPC is an OH 43230. EOE/AAP employer. No phone calls. Event Marketing Representative DELIVERY DRIVERS Our office is looking for Must have own vehicle, outgoing and fun people to cars OK. $530 /wk, pd join our marketing team. wkly. Must pass backgrnd Job is P/T, evenings and check. 1-877-973-7447 X weekends. No experience 338. necessary. Staff is paid $10/hour along with bonus opportunity averaging at Visit us online at $15/hour. Please call Laura at 513-936-2300 ext 1703.

Dist-Trans Co is seeking yard & spotter drivers for multiple locations. Qualified candidate will have 2+ years experience as CDL Class A driver. First & Second shifts available. • Benefits include low cost medical/dental insurance, flexible work schedule- first & second shifts available • $12.50/hr for Full-time & $13.50/hr for Part-time Fill out an application at 1600 Williams Rd. Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm FURNACE OPERATOR Columbus Commercial Heat Treat Plant has an opening for a Furnace Op erator. Must have experi ence in an industrial set ting. Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.and work any shift. Background check, drug and alcohol testing re quired. EOE. Fax resume to: 614-444-0421 or email to: mioffice@metalimproveme

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No experience necessary, complete training provided. When you join Grounds Laborer the Scotts Lawn service Grounds Laborer position team, some of the industry open with Otterbein Univer leading benefits you will sity. High School Diploma receive are: & previous experience re ∂Comprehensive Medical quired. Pay range: $10.86and Dental Insurance $15.43. Please go to ∂ 401K Retirement Savings ∂ In-Depth Agronomic for further details. EOE. Taining ∂ Advancement JANITORIAL Opportunities Positions available at OSU, ∂ Ability to work Downtown, Gahanna. 1st independently outdoors & 2nd shifts available. Call ∂ Ability to work a our jobline. Key Cleaning dedicated route and Connection 614-891-4993 develop relationships with your customers Positions are available in LANDSCAPE both our Plain City and EAST & WEST Gahanna, Ohio branch. LOCATIONS Scotts is an EEO Five Seasons employer, committed to a Landscape Mgmt culturally divere, drug We are a full service free/smoke free work landscape co. seeking: place. CREW MEMBERS Apply at: CREW LEADERS With landscape installa or call 614-733-0810 tion, lawn care, irrigation, or maintenance/mowing exp. DRIVERS LICENSE IS A PLUS!! BIG TYPE We offer competitive wag es, hiring bonus, health Makes you look twice! benefits, retirement pkg & great working environ ment. 9886 Mink St, SW Rear, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068. Call for direc tions: 740-964-2915 Landscaper/Plant Sales Wholesale nursery wants motivated people to add to sales staff. Work outside assisting customers, gen eral knowledge of plant material, and lifting re quired. Must pass a drug test. Full or part time availa ble. Acorn Farms Inc. 614-891-9348 Frank.


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Shift Supervisor Full-time position in com munity mental health cen ter - residential program. BA degree with group home, mental health resi dential, hotel/motel opera tions experience preferred. Good supervisory, man agement, communication skills required. Current Ohio driver’s license/auto required - have ability to drive pick-up truck. Good driving record a must. Will work Sunday thru Satur day, 2nd & 3rd shifts as scheduled. Responsible for supervision of staff at multi ple facilities. May require mandatory overtime. Holi day hours required. Applications/resumes ac cepted at NCMHS, 1301 N. High St., Cols., OH 43201, e-mail or fax to 614-298-2227. EEO


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TRAFFIC MANAGER Mills James has an imme diate opening for Traffic Manager in our Teleproduction Services department. The Traffic Manager will report directly to the Operations Manag er. The Traffic Manager will distribute TV and radio spots to broadcast stations across the country, sched uling facility work for post production audio, video & motion graphics. Qualifica tions: Previous experience at a post production facility or a traffic position within an advertising agency or TV station; Must have inti mate knowledge and prac tical experience trafficking spots electronically through DG Fast Channel; Must have experience with file-based delivery systems and have knowledge of ap plicable file types, conver sions and FTP; Must be professional, dependable and possess strong client service skills including an impeccable attention to de tail; Must be available to work mid-morning into eve ning, Mon through Fri & some wkends as business dictates. Email resume and cover letter to or Working America AFL-CIO NOW IS THE TIME! Join our grassroots effort to shape national politics and fight for an Economy that works for all, not just the wealthy & wellconnected. Strong candi dates have experience in campaign work, organizing or community work! Hours are 1:30P-10P Mon-Fri. This position is full time on ly! Visit our website Call us at 614-223-2194 Mon-Fri between 9-5 to in quire. Diversity is highly valued at WorkingAmerica!

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MANAGEMENT ENTRY-LEVEL $1500 SIGN-ON BONUS Looking for Energetic & Entusiastic people. Long Term Career! No closings, no take-overs, no layoffs. Waffle House is a fast growing, financially sound company building new stores at a record pace. We offer 401K, medical /dental/life, 2 vacations /yr., weekly & monthly bonus es, & rapid advancement. College degree &/or 2 yrs. restaurant management exp. preferred. Contact Debbie at 614-201-5791 weekdays to schedule in terview. EOE

BRADFORD SCHOOL, a private career college in Columbus, seeks a dynam ic Psychology instructor. The position is adjunct with daytime hours. Candidate must have a master’s de gree, stong communica tion skills, and a desire to teach associate degree lev el students. Prior teaching experience preferred but not required. Please email resume and cover letter to: bellison@bradford NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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Presentations. internal staff, public Good communication, officials, and citizens in organization, keyboarding The desired candidate order to give and receive accuracy & multitasking. must possess strong accurate information in a Requires 2-5 years database/software courteous manner telesales & admin. experi management and essential. ence including customer service skills. MINIMUM Microsoft Office. Salary Excellent organizational QUALIFICATIONS w/benefits & 401K match. skills, attention to detail, REQUIRED: Email resume & timing, and accuracy are a • Associates or Bachelors cover letter to: must. A minimum of three Degree from an accredited years work related college or university with experience in the finance coursework in Business or nonprofit field preferred. Management, Public Administrative Salary requirements must Administration, Criminal Assistant accompany resume. 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