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Council launches search for manager By CHRIS BOURNEA ThisWeek Community Newspapers Upper Arlington City Council took another step toward finding a new city manager at Monday night’s conference session when members interviewed executive search firms. City manager Virginia Barney has announced that she will retire at the end of the year. The three firms interviewed March 7 were selected from a pool of eight that responded to the city’s request for pro-

posals, said council member Erik Yassenoff, who sat on the committee evaluating the proposals. The committee also included council president Frank Ciotola and Virginia Barney member Wade Steen. The three firms interviewed were Colin Baenziger & Associates of Wellington, Fla., Hudepohl & Associates of Columbus, and Ralph Andersen & Associates of Rocklin, Calif.

Representatives of all three firms said they would conduct nationwide searches for city manager candidates, with a focus on those located in the Midwest. They said they would evaluate Upper Arlington residents who apply with the same scrutiny as other candidates and would consider applicants from the private sector with comparable managerial experience. All three firms said they would conduct extensive background checks of potential finalists, with criminal, reference and credit checks, Internet searches and

verification of education and employment. Baenziger said he would refund his proposed fee of $20,500 if the successful candidate were to leave the city of Upper Arlington within a year of hiring. In response to council member Mary Ann Krauss’s question about what the most important trait that a city manager should have, Baenziger said integrity is a priority. “But that’s not enough,” he said. “You have to have people skills. You have to understand people’s motivations.”

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Vonnegut play to be presented March 10-12

Celebrating success, looking to the future

By KATE HETRICK ThisWeek Community Newspapers The Upper Arlington High School theatre company will tackle the challenges of a postmodern production when they present an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five” March 10-12. “In the play, scenes appear without regard to time or space. One moment, the players are in the battlefield, the next they’re in a zoo on an alien planet and the next, they’ve time warped into some time that seems closer to now,” said director Greg Varner, who teaches theatre and public speaking at the high school. Dealing with the show’s abstractions has been difficult, he said, but the process has “resulted in some nice theatrical moments.” The play is narrated by “Man,” played by senior Matt Wydick. Protagonist Billy Pilgrim appears at three different ages: Boy Billy (freshman Jack Mellon),Young Billy (junior Austin Bruns) and Billy (senior Alex Verlage). Nine other actors play multiple characters as Billy’s story unfolds. Senior Nellie Sanderson is the stage manager for the production, and is working with a backstage crew of about 10 students. “In contemporary language, we would assume that Billy Pilgrim is displaying classic traits of post-traumatic stress disorder,” Varner said. Pilgrim was a prisoner of war during World War II, witnessed the burning of Dresden and was the sole survivor in a plane crash that killed 36 others. In his opening dialogue, Pilgrim explains that he has become “unstuck in time.”

The proposed fee of the second firm council interviewed Monday night, Hudepohl & Associates, is 30 percent of the base salary of the successful city manager candidate. Yassenoff noted that the firm’s quote is double and even triple the quotes of some of the other firm’s proposals. Firm owner Gary Hudepohl said the city could pay 50 percent at the start of the search and the remainder after the search is completed. He said his firm has


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Upper Arlington High School student Joey Prines, front, Jason Crouse, back left, and Austin Bruns perform during a dress rehearsal for “Slaughterhouse Five” on March 4. The play will be performed March 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre at UAHS.

“The play is an attempt to make visible curriculum, and staging Eric Simonsons’s the experience Billy is having,” Varner said. See PLAY, page A2 Vonnegut’s novel is part of the UAHS

The business community celebrated another successful year at the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards ceremony last Friday. The chamber is also celebrating its 35th year of service to Upper Arlington. The event, hosted by chamber president Becky Hajost and board chairman Don Leach, included a video presentation by board member Deborah Taylor highlighting the chamber chairs’2010 accomplishments and 2011 strategic plans and keynote address by Kenny McDonald, Columbus 2020! senior vice president and chief economic officer. “This is an exciting time for the chamber,” Leach said. “Our annual meeting lets us recognize the people and companies that have made significant contributions to the community. We have focused our strategic vision, which we get to share tonight, and we are celebrating the strength of the business community in UA.” Six awards were presented at

then voted on by the chamber’s 22 board members. Janet Boissy, vice president of sales and marketing at Indus Hotels (which operates the University Plaza Hotel where the event took place), was awarded the Arthur Cullman Business Person of the Year, as recognition for her business expertise, experience and accomplishments. Edie Blough, vice president of Title First Agency, Inc., was awarded the Jeanne Schaal Outstanding Contributing Member, in recognition for dedication to promoting the chamber to the business community. Upper Arlington Senior Center administrator Sally Gard and president Ron Wigington accepted the Outstanding Community Organization award on behalf of the senior center. The award recognizes the senior center’s community outreach, programming excellence and commitment to service for the community’s older adult population. See CHAMBER, page A6

March 16 forum will address issues affecting older adults BY GARY BUDZAK

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ThisWeek Community Newspapers Meadow Park Church of God, Novi will discuss the treatment of nence can lead to more serious

Incontinence and talking to doctors about one’s ailments — two awkward topics for some senior citizens — will be the focus of Northwest Counseling Services’ seventh annual educational forum. The forum on older adult issues takes place from 9 a.m. to 1:30

2425 Bethel Road. The fellowship hall of the church will have displays of local programs and businesses for older adults, and there will be two speakers in the sanctuary. First, Dr. Joseph M. Novi, a urogynecologist at Riverside Methodist Hospital, will present

pelvic disorders and incontinence in women. “He’s going to be talking about all those areas of bowel and bladder control, things that sometimes people even hate to bring up,” said Hollie Goldberg, an associate director at Northwest Counseling Services. And while it may be un-

health problems. “A lot of women have actually experienced falls because they may have a sudden urge to get to the bathroom real quickly,” Goldberg said. Among the causes is pelvic organ prolapse, when weak- Cindy Vaughan, owner of Vaughan Music Studios on Tremont Road, accepts this year’s Best Place to Work award from chamber board

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United Way wants to understand communities’ educational needs By ANDREW MILLER

should work together, since we ty and corporate settings. “When we’ve done this in ofsystems.” fice settings, like at Nationwide, The facilitators used a series of we get a real diversity of school questions to lead the conversation districts represented,” Nester-Baker from what the community wants said. “It doesn’t matter where you education to be to how to get there. are, there’s a lot of crossover of “I want this to be like the kind concerns.” of conversation you might have There are 16 school districts in around the kitchen table,” Franklin County; so far Ravneberg Ravneberg said. “We’re here to said they have talked with about talk about your community and 400 individuals and plan to conits aspirations for how it educates tinue the conversations. residents.” “We’re building a database of Participants shared a desire to all of this qualitative data we get stretch resources with more col- from our participants,” Ravneberg laboration across school systems, said. “We tie that to the quantitacity government and business; tive data we have available to us funding without strings attached; and develop themes that shape greater integration between schools how the United Way works. We and lifelong learning programs; are then linking that information and more flexibility to teach to to policy makers and school adthe individual student — as one ministrators, as well as sharing it participant said, “student-centered broadly with the community.” learning.” Participant Brenda Gerhardt “My kids attend a Columbus has one child at Upper Arlington’s Public elementary school which high school and another who reis so standardized that everyone cently graduated from a charter gets put into a track,” participant school. Joe Roush said. “My daughter reg“I liked the openness of the conularly tests equal to her twin broth- versation, that it wasn’t intimier, but he was put into a different dating,” Gerhardt said. “I’m glad track than her and now she does- to see this conversation will help n’t have the same opportunities.” inform policy makers and will To date, Ravneberg and Nester- have a direct impact on how (the Baker have facilitated 35 of these United Way) proceeds with workconversations, both in communi- ing with the community.”

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The United Way of Central Ohio is educating itself about local education as a process of continually identifying opportunities in its four targeted impact areas: education, income, health and home. The TriVillage Mentor League and United Way hosted a community conversation last week about education to provide the organization with a better understanding of how its resources can better serve the community’s needs. Ten community members, including Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights’board of education members, participated in the event at the Upper Arlington Public Library on Tremont Road. Janet Ravnebery, the United Way’s Community Impact director of education, and Nancy Nester-Baker, OSU director of education and human ecology, have been facilitating these conversations throughout central Ohio . “I met Janet at a Mentor League fundraiser,” TriVillage Mentor League director Hayley Head said. “Following that meeting, (Grandview Heights Superintendent) Ed O’Reilly made the suggestion that (TVML and the United Way)

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PLAY Continued from page A1 adaptation served as “logical extension to the learning experience,” Varner said. Students in the sophomore American Studies class were invited to attend a special preview performance. The play is a “company style” production, Varner said. “The members of the cast need to network carefully to make sure that the details of the performance come together fluently,” he said. “This collaboration has proven to

be one of the best teaching tools for young actors.” Students have been rehearsing four afternoons a week since mid-January. Varner said that while the show has been edited, “it does contain language more suited for high school and adult audiences.” “My goal always is that people won’t say, ‘That was good . . . for

a high school show,’” he said. “People will see a show that’s good because it’s good.” Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 10-12 in the UAHS “Little Theatre.” Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Will-call tickets may be reserved by e-mailing




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Continued from page A1 ened muscles cause the bladder to sag. “Sometimes the organs aren’t staying in the positions they’re meant to be, and that causes the whole system to get out of whack,” she said. “It’s not considered a normal thing that would happen to everybody, but it is a common problem that a lot of older women face.” Audiences have a much better understanding of the human body than they did 15 years ago and are willing to attend such a presentation, Goldberg said. The second speaker is Dr. Joette Greenstein, assistant program director at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Family Practice Residency, who will present “Patient Complaints vs. Doctor Concerns.” “She is going to speak on the five most important things doctors want their older patients to do and to know, and the five most important things that older patients want their doctors to pay attention to,” Goldberg said. Among the items on the patients’list are bowel problems; and among the doctors’ prescriptions are nutrition and exercise. “A lot of times people will come to one of these health seminars and that will empower to follow up and talk with their doctor,” Goldberg said. Each year, the forum has had speakers on various topics geared towards older adults, including an orthopedic surgeon, a cardiologist, elder law specialists, Medicare experts and a psychiatrist. The forums have attracted 250-350 people each year. Goldberg said Northwest Counseling Services is a nonprofit organization founded in 1975, and has been based at 1560 Fishinger Road since 1978. They use licensed independent social workers and volunteers to help people of all ages, including services for older adults. “We do have a special arrangement with the city of Upper Arlington,” Goldberg said. “We work very closely with their senior center and the commission on aging.” Although it has clients throughout northwest Franklin County, Goldberg said “Upper Arlington is definitely our priority community because of our location and our extra support from the city.” Admission to the educational forum is free, but seating is limited. To reserve a space, call 614457-7876, ext. 432.







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Some of the basics taught ‘office boys’ still good today 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 ED most peevish caller. LENTZ “How to 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. Ed Lentz writes a history column for ThisWeek.

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“She has an amazing facility, meaning that she can play something very, very difficult and make it sound very, very easy,” Manser said. “Listening to her play is very relaxing because I never feared she would make a mistake. She is so solid.” He was able to see Zhou perform with the United States Marine Band in Washington D.C. “It was one of my most fun moments as a teacher,” he said. “To have her acknowledged on a national level was pretty cool.” Manser admits that he didn’t teach Zhou much about the flute. “I just sat back and enjoyed,” he said. Locally, Zhou studied privately with Beth Owen. Zhou is now a freshman at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. “I feel very at home. I’m surrounded by people who are amazingly talented,” she said. “It’s much different than a regular university here. We’re all very focused. I guess you could call us music nerds.” In April, Zhou will be playing the third movement of Khachaturian’s “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra” as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra. She said her dream is to perform as a member of a major orchestra, but right now, her immediate focus is graduating from Eastman. Zhou’s family members, including her parents Winnie Jin and Xiaoping and her brother Daniel, will be watching her Sydney performance from Upper Arlington. Interested early risers can visit to see the final concert, which will be broadcast live at 5 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 20. Full video will be made available following the live stream.

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Upper Arlington native Jennifer Zhou has achieved an impressive roster of musical accomplishments at the age of 18. As a high school student, she was principal flute of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and won several prestigious competitions, including the Marine Band Concerto Competition and the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition. This past October, Zhou conquered Carnegie Hall after winning first prize in the high school division of the International Flute Competition. Her next stop is Australia’s Sydney Opera House, where she will perform with the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Zhou, who began playing the flute at the age of 6, said she first heard about the YouTube Symphony last year. “I wasn’t really sold on the idea at first,” she said. “Then I saw the concert from last year. This year, I auditioned because I want to see how much impact classical music can have on the overall Internet community.” The audition process began in November, when Zhou recorded an audition video at Otterbein University. “It’s very different from a normal orchestral audition. Those take place behind a screen that shields you from the judges,” she said. But Zhou said she gets nervous whether the audition is live or recorded. “I feel like there’s not that much difference. I still want it to be perfect. It’s a long process; you have to do multiple takes and it’s very stressful,” she said. After the initial call for auditions, members of the London Symphony Orchestra chose 300 finalists. The online community voted on their favorite finalists to

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Cindy Vaughan, owner of Vaughan Music Studios on Tremont Road, received this year’s Best Place to Work award, in recognition for a world-class work environment that values its employees. Carla Piolata, co-owner of Cibo Restaurant and Bar on Reed Road, received the New Business of the Year award for her latest venture, returning to the location of her previous family run restaurant, DaVinci’s. National Church Residences Senior Vice President Jeffrey Wolf, and Diane Tomlinson, the First Community Village chief operating officer, accepted the Business of the Year award on behalf of NCR. NCR, headquartered in Upper Arlington, is responsible for the financial restructuring of First Community Village that brought FCV out of bankruptcy. “As [NCR] celebrates its 50th year in business, we’re just thrilled to win this award from our hometown,” Wolf said.

determine the members of the orchestra. Zhou’s videos are available on her YouTube channel, flutefreak42. “My mom sent out a lot of emails to her friends and relatives and people back in China, where the rest of my family is,” she said. “I did my part by putting it on Facebook and asking my friends and their acquaintances to vote as well.” Mike Manser, the band director at Upper Arlington High Continued from page A1 School, also helped publicize Zhou’s audition video. never before conducted a city man“We passed the message on to ager search, but has worked with the UA community,” Manser said. public-sector clients such as the “To the faculty and staff throughOhio Department of Education, out the district, the alumni, the Ohio State University and the current band students and parents. Franklin County Emergency ManWe asked them to help spread the agement Agency. word.” Hudepohl said the most imZhou will leave for an expensportant quality a city manager es-paid trip to Sydney on March should have is courage. He told 11, where a week of rehearsals council members that compromise and special events will lead up to would be necessary in selecting a grand finale concert on March the successful candidate. 20. “Every one of you is not going “I’m just really excited to perto get everything you want in a form with these amazing people,” city manager,” he said. “There’s she said. “It’s a once in a lifetime nobody out there that checks every opportunity.” box.” Manser said the opportunity to Ralph Andersen & Associates’ work with Zhou while she was a proposed fee is $19,500 plus restudent at UAHS was also a “once imbursement of travel and other in a lifetime” experience. search-related expenses, not to ex-

Sally Gard (left) administrator of the Upper Arlington Senior Center, and Ron Wigington (second from right), president of the Senior Advisory Council, accepted the chamber’s award for Outstanding Community Organization on behalf of the senior center. Pictured with them are Amy Schossler (second from left), director of the UA Commission on Aging, and Mrs. Wigington.

Following the awards, McDonald delivered a presentation about economic development in central Ohio. The Columbus 2020! strategy has a goal of creating 188,000 new jobs and $3.7-billion in new capital investment by 2020. “We believe creating jobs and getting people back to work is the most important thing we can do to help out our region’s social services,” McDonald said. “To reach our goals we need to be listening to our business leaders every day.” The theme of the event “Building for the Future” was reflected

in McDonald’s presentation as well as in the chamber’s video presentation of current accomplishments and the future strategy. “The success of any strategy is in implementation. I’m absolutely ecstatic about the amount of volunteerism by our business people and how our businesses come together with our community,” Hajost said. “We all have so much passion for the community; it’s a real pleasure to see all the work being done to make the pieces of our strategic plan become a reality.”

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Indian music to enliven city council chambers Saturday By GARY BUDZAK ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center is known mostly as a place where city council meets and art is shown. But at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, council chambers will also be the scene of a concert presented by the Columbus Carnatic Music Association (CCMA). “We have six tables that we tie together, put a carpet across the top, tie a skirt around them and make a little stage,” said Shankar Ramachandran, CCMA president. “Carnatic music is usually performed sitting down.” Carnatic music is vocal-based classical music from the southern states of India. Hindustani is the style in northern India played by musicians such as Ravi Shankar. “It has as much differences as similarities,” Ramachandran said of the two genres. “The differences are in terms of style, ornamentation, the types of instruments that are used, and the themes.” This music is not to be confused with the lighter music heard in Bollywood films, although Ramachandran said Carnatic-trained vocalists and musicians have contributed to those scores. Saturday’s concert, the first of the season for the CCMA, is what is called a jugalbandhi. “It’s where two or more artists play off of each other and do some improvisation,” Ramachandran said. It will last two hours without an intermission. The performers are Jaishankar Balan (a violinist from Detroit), P. Ganesh (who plays the chitraveena, a sitar-type instrument that is held horizontally), T. Murugabhoopathy (who plays the mridangam, a two-faced drum), and vocalists K.N. Shashikiran and Kiranavali Vidyasankar (from Philadelphia). The musicians, Ramachandran said, are well known in India, and include Columbus as part of an American tour. Prior to the concert, they will judge a Carnatic music contest among children Saturday morning at the Dublin Recreation Center. The CCMA started in 2002, Ramachandran said. “We try to do a variety of things, vocalists, instrumentalists, dance (in Dublin’s Abbey Theater), male/female, younger/older up-and-coming artists before they become too expensive. The next con-

Upper Arlington Public Library Main Library 2800 Tremont Road 486-9621 • Teens in grades 6-12 can participate in a “Digital Photos Scavenger Hunt” through March 28, combining creativity with nature and technology by taking digital pictures for a library contest. For details, visit • The “Teen Blog Advisory Board” meets at 4 p.m. today (Thursday, March 10). Help make the teen blog a great site. • Art history buffs are invited to “French Rococo: 18th Century French Decadence” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 11. Annie Jacobson from Ohio State University will present a look at French art and interior design in the 1700s. • The “Sunday Film Club” begins a series of American film

High school seniors who plan to further study in the arts are invited to apply for available scholarships. Applicants must reside in Upper Arlington. Scholarships are co-sponsored by Upper Arlington’s Cultural Arts Division and UA Arts. The Doris Nelson Arts Scholarship is named for UA’s first arts manager. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who create or perform

noir with a showing of “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13. • Who will win the 2011 NCAA Championship Title? Take part in the “Family March Madness Bracket Tip-off” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14. • The “UAPL Book Circle” will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, to discuss “My Father’s Tears” by John Updike. • Dr. Frank Dunkle, an adjunct professor at Columbus State Community College, will present “The War on Slavery: An Evening with John Brown” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16. Dunkle will portray Brown. Lane Road Library 1945 Lane Road 459-0273

• Children can make “St. Patrick’s Day Crafts” at 3:30 p.m. today (Thursday, March 10). • “Let’s Speak English” meets at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. each Monday. ESOL students can study English in small groups with experienced tutors. No registration is required. • The “UAPL Book Circle” will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, to discuss “My Father’s Tears” by John Updike. Miller Park Library 1901 N.W. Arlington Ave. 488-5710 • Learn how to grow “Winning Perennials” at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, when horticulturalist Lisa Metcalf visits. • Brian Griffin will lead “Sing a Story” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16.


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cert we have in April, T.M. Krishna, he is one of the leading male vocalists in south India today. We want to expose an opportunity for people in our community to hear different things.” Although Ramachandran lives in Westerville, the concerts are held in Upper Arlington, where some CCMA members live. “The city building is a nice building, it’s centrally located and it has good acoustics, and it’s about the right size, because you don’t need a big hall,” Ramachandran said. “They’ve been very accommodative to us. It’s been a good relationship, and we appreciate being able to have the concerts there.” CCMA members pay membership subscriptions, although non-members can also pay to see the concert. Admission is $25, or $10 for students and senior citizens, free to children 16 and under. “For all of us, it’s a labor of love,” Ramachandran said. “I really enjoy the music, and enjoy the opportunity to bring these programs here. It’s something to give back to the community as well.”

Ripley featured in Mill Run exhibit Vivian Ripley, an Upper Arlington artist, will present “Renewal and Retrospective: A Celebration of Color and Light” through March 22 at the Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Drive.

in these arts categories: vocal music, instrumental music, dance, theatre, film, video and visual arts. The Judith Chalker Literary Arts Scholarship, named for UA’s second arts manager, will be awarded to a student who creates work in fiction or nonfiction. The scholarship is valued at $1,000. A jury of UA Arts members and Cultural Arts Commission representatives will review applications. The application deadline is April 15. Applications are available online at

More than 61 works in watercolor, acrylic and pastel will illustrate Ripley’s use of color and how it is affected by light and shade. Ripley recently served as Artistin-Residence at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. The show will include works from her ex-

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Longtime patron leaves library $5,000 bequest By ALAN FROMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Although she lived nearly all her adult life in Upper Arlington, Barbara Gilchrist Boggs always referred to the Grandview Heights Public Library as “my library.” When she and her husband, John, returned from their winter stays in Florida, “she’d walk in with a big smile and say how nice it was to be back in ‘my library,’” Grandview library staff member Klova Morris recalled. “She definitely loved this library,” John Boggs said. “It was a special place to her.” Barbara Boggs, who died last September at the age of 81, left a $5,000 bequest to the library. About $3,000 will be used for the library to purchase a second Early Literacy Station, a computer workstation that features more than 45 educational software titles for children ages 2-10. The remaining money will go to the library’s endowment fund. “It’s perfect” that his wife’s financial gift will be used to help benefit youngsters, Boggs said. Barbara Boggs was a regular visitor to the library as a Grandview student and she taught school in Upper Arlington for 27 years, he said. Students were always at the forefront of her concern, Boggs said. She continued to be a regular patron at the Grandview Library even when they moved from Grandview in 1955, he said. Even through its expansions and technological advancements, the library remained the same kind

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of friendly, hometown centerpiece she knew as a girl, Boggs said. “I think she loved the caring nature of the staff,” he said. Staff members knew the kind of books — romance novels, especially — that she enjoyed and would automatically place her name on the reserve list when they arrived,

Boggs said. “When I was working at the circulation desk and John and Barbara would come around the corner, I was always delighted to see them,” Morris said. “She was a person who was always happy and always had a good word. She spread that happiness around.” “She always put people first,” her husband said. “She was a people person.” Boggs supported the library in so many ways, whether it was assisting with levy campaigns or purchasing remembrance tree ornaments in honor of library staff members, library public relations associate Connie Frecker said. The bequest gift “is a strong, silent, simple way” to demonstrate that support one more time, she said. A plaque recognizing her contribution will be engraved on the second Early Literacy Station the library is purchasing, Frecker said. “It’s nice to know she’s still doing something for the students,” John Boggs said.

College notes • Ohio University has announced its fall 2010 dean’s list. Upper Arlington residents named to the list were Daniel Adams, Eric Arnold, Lauren Blalock, Tyler Close, Holly Combs, Rachel Conner, Brian Cox, Jason Crea, Amie Cressie, Rachelle Davis, Kathleen Everett, Casimir Finnegan, Carolyn Gardner, Allie Gatto, Andrew Kellog, Sally O’Brien, Robert Ogden, Julia Paniccia, Mara Porter, Dorrian Pulsinelli, Katelyn Ramsey, Elizabeth Schwenker, Hannah Simonetti, Michael Stephens, Samuel Trost, Clay Trubiano, Jennifer Velten, Lauren Voelker, Megan Weasel, Morgan Weasel, Mariah West, Rebecca Winzenread and Adam Zimmerman. • Emma B. Sledge of Upper Arlington was named to the dean’s list at Virginia Tech for the fall 2010 semester. To be named to the list, a student must have earned a 3.4 or better grade-point average for at least 12 graded course hours. Sledge is a sophomore majoring in university studies. • Katelyn Gallucci and Jason Lantz, both of Upper Arlington, were named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Ashland University. To be eligible for this honor, students must achieve at least a 3.5 GPA.


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Season again ends in district semifinal By PATRICK DOLAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

For the second year in a row, the Upper Arlington High School boys basketball team fell short of reaching a Division I district final despite winning 20 games. The third-seeded Golden Bears lost to 15th-seeded Westerville Central 5956 in a district semifinal March 5 at the Fairgrounds Coliseum to finish 20-2 overall. Last season, UA, seeded fourth, lost

to fifth-seeded Dublin Coffman 50-48 in a district semifinal to finish 20-1. At a glance “We had a good regular season, but •Record: 20-2 overall, 13-1 (tied for first) if you’re truly trying to develop into an in OCC-Central elite program, the postseason is an im•Seniors lost: A.J. Norman, Wes Richter, portant part of that,” coach Tim Casey Alec Santa-Emma, Brian Sullivan, Eric Vannatta and Chris Watson said. “When you lose in the third round, •Key returnees: Connor Casey and Carter it’s certainly not anything to be embarSmith rassed about. But our goal is to be an upper-echelon program in the state of Ohio, and when you get beat in a dis- get to play on is certainly disappointtrict (semifinal), it doesn’t feel real good. ing.” UA, which defeated Thomas WorThe full body of work is something to be proud of, but the fact that we don’t thington 59-55 in the second round Feb.

25 after having a first-round bye, appeared to be pulling away from Central when senior guard Brian Sullivan hit a 28-foot 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer to put the Bears ahead 41-36. Then, 29 seconds into the fourth quarter, Sullivan made a pair of free throws to extend UA’s advantage to 43-36, its largest lead of the game. However, Central, which improved to 17-6 and advanced to play secondseeded Northland in a district final on Friday, March 11, went on a 17-5 run to open a 53-48 lead with 2:12 left. The

Warhawks would not relinquish the lead the rest of the game. Trailing 56-54 with 16.6 seconds left, UA turned the ball over when junior guard Carter Smith was called for charging. After Central guard Quentin Henderson made two free throws, Sullivan made a layup with 5.9 seconds left to make it 58-56. Henderson went to the foul line again with 4.8 seconds left but made only the first of two shots. Senior post player See BOYS, page B3

Girls Basketball

Seniors left quite a mark on program By PAUL BATTERSON

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Senior guards Mary Corbett and Sarah Hobbs and senior forward Ali Gerlach played their last game for the Upper Arlington High School girls basketball team in a 63-46 loss to fifth-seeded Pickerington North in a Division I district semifinal on March 1 at Olentangy Liberty. Coach Chris Savage said the three players have left an indelible mark on the program. “This is the first class I’ve followed all the way through (as coach),” said Savage, who completed his fourth season. “They’re a special group, an amazing group. Anything we do in the future is going to be because of them.” Corbett, Gerlach and Hobbs helped the Golden Bears compile a 61-29 record over the past four seasons, including 17-6 this season, and win back-to-back OCC-Central Division titles. However, one goal they weren’t able to accomplish was a district championship. UA, which hasn’t won a district title since 1989 and hasn’t reached a district final since 2004, trailed North 23-17 at halftime. Junior point Michela Paradiso did her best to keep the Bears in the game, scoring nine of her game-high 16 points in the third quarter, including back-to-back 3-pointers that cut North’s lead to 25-23 with 5 minutes, 38 seconds left in the quarter. However, the Panthers closed the quarter on a 17-5 run to take a 42-28

•Record: 17-6 overall, 13-1 (first) in OCC-Central •Seniors lost: Mary Corbett, Ali Gerlach and Sarah Hobbs •Key returnees: Olivia Menden, Michela Paradiso and Maddie Spielman

lead. “We wanted to stay in the game as long as possible so we’d have shot in the fourth quarter to win the game, but it started to get away from us,” Paradiso said. “We wanted to fight hard for the seniors and not make this their last game.” Corbett averaged 12.1 points, 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals and made 46 of 90 3-pointers (51 percent) and was named first-team all-district and the OCC-Central Player of the Year. Hobbs averaged 9.5 points, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals and was named first-team all-league and honorable mention all-district. “Our seniors were great, vocal leaders. They always stayed after practice and shot, no matter what,” Paradiso said. “They work hard to show us to be great leaders and step it up on the court.” “The team really bonded,” Hobbs said. “We had a lot of close games and pulled them out. That brought us closer together.” UA, which was 4-4 in games decided by seven points or fewer, defeated Grove City 67-37 on Feb. 17 and Watkins Memorial See GIRLS, page B2

Upper Arlington’s Becca Jaskot performs her beam routine March 5 during the individual competition at the state meet. She finished 26th with an 8.45 as Maria Salvia of Painesville Riverside scored a 9.375 to win the title.

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Bears’ Jaskot ends first prep year at state By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

At a glance

Heading into this season, the Upper Arlington High School gymnastics team hadn’t been to the state meet since 2003 and hadn’t had an individual state qualifier since 2007. The Golden Bears broke through one of those barriers this season when freshman Becca Jaskot advanced to state individually on the balance beam. If Jaskot qualifying for state and the influx of youth UA added to its roster this season is an indicator, it shouldn’t have to endure that sort of dry spell again anytime soon, at least not at an individual level. At the state meet March 5 at Hilliard Bradley, Jaskot finished 26th on beam with a score of 8.45. Painesville Riverside’s Maria Salvia won the event with a 9.375. “I think she was just excited to make it,” second-year coach Jes-

•Finishes: Sixth in OCC-Ohio, 13th in district •Seniors lost: Madeline Auge and Emily Burt •Key returnees: Natalie Bayer, Casey Beam, Becca Jaskot and Sierra Schmitt

sica Ewart said. “I know I’m proud of her for that. It was a win either way, especially since she’s got three more years. I just told her I was really proud of her. I think she was just excited to make it there.” Jaskot advanced to state from the district meet Feb. 26 at Worthington Kilbourne, where the Bears had a season-best score of 121.8 to finish 13th of 24 teams. DeSales (136.85) won the district title, with Thomas Worthington (134.525) and Kilbourne (134.25) also advancing to the state team competition March 4. Jaskot placed second on beam

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Becca Jaskot gives a little wave to the crowd as she enters the gym for her turn on the beam.

(9.025) behind DeSales’ Katie Vance (9.1). “It was really fun (competing at state),” Jaskot said. “It was really competitive, but the group I competed with was pretty nice. I just tried my hardest to do my best.” Jaskot’s postseason was the biggest highlight for the Bears,

who endured injuries to some of their top gymnasts throughout the regular season. Jaskot missed two meets with an ankle injury and also has had back problems. UA’s three captains, seniors Madeline Auge and Emily Burt See GYMNASTICS, page B3

An old nemesis crept up on the Wellington School boys basketball team in its 45-40 loss to Fairfield Christian Academy in the second round of the Division IV district tournament March 3 at Grove City. The eighth-seeded Jaguars were outscored 21-10 in the third quarter and never recovered. “We’ve had third-quarter woes all season. That’s what got us (against Fairfield Christian),” junior guard Sam Zacher said. Sixth-seeded Fairfield Christian improved to 16-7 and advanced to play second-seeded Harvest Prep in a district semifinal March 8. Wellington, which had beaten Gahanna Christian Academy 65-60 in overtime in the first round Feb. 26 at Westerville North, finished 8-14. Wellington was outscored 254202 in the third quarter this season but had outscored its previous three opponents by a combined 40-35 in the third quarter

before facing Fairfield Christian. The third-quarter slump against Fairfield Christian ruined a strong start for the Jaguars, who led 1910 at halftime. However, the Knights’Steven Carpenter scored 12 of his game-high 18 points in the third quarter. “In the second half, we stopped executing our offense and doing the things we had done in the first half,” coach Brian McCants said. “We tried our best not to let (Carpenter) get going, but it was a long night once he got going. “I thought we put the same kind of pressure on him in the second half as we did in the first half, but he got loose there on us.” The Jaguars lose three seniors in Alex Anderson, Matt Sorrels and Tanner Zaas. Anderson was a four-year letterwinner. In addition to Zacher, among the key players expected to return are junior Tarren Taylor (6foot-3, guard) and sophomores Billy Brisk (6-3, forward), Jonathan Robinson (6-0, forward) See JAGUARS, page B4

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Golden Bears fall short of reaching goals By AARON BLANKENSHIP ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Upper Arlington High School wrestling team fell short of most of its goals this season, as it went 3-4 in OCCCentral Division dual matches, placed sixth in a Division I sectional tournament and finished 39th in the district tournament. But considering that 10 potential starters’ seasons came to a premature ending because of injuries or other reasons, senior Patrick O’Neill believes his squad fared about as well as could be expected. “We didn’t have many big team highlights because all of those injuries weakened our lineup quite a bit, but we did manage to win some dual matches and we had a lot of individuals do well in all of the tournaments,” O’Neill said. “We’ll never know how good we could have been as a team, but I think we did

fairly well with who we had in there.” The Golden Bears lost three of their six seniors to injuries in Nick Padavana, Connor Pitman and Ben Ross. Padavana, who went 11-13 at 125 pounds last season, was lost for the season as a result of a broken thumb suffered before wrestling any matches. Pitman, who qualified for district as a sophomore, went 2-2 at 145 before suffering a season-ending concussion for a second consecutive season. Ross, who went 2-1 at 125 last season, served as an assistant coach all season after suffering a concussion before the season. Other starters who ended their seasons with injuries were juniors Skyler Sowry (back, 12-3 at 171), Alex Dewitt (shoulder, 1-3 at 152) and Andrew Hennessey (knee, 3-10 at 130), and sophomores Kenji Gerhardt (thumb, 25-6 at 103), Cameron Gardner (shoulder, 6-10 at 215) and Robert McGucken (hamstring, 0-0 at heavyweight). Sophomore

At a glance •Finishes: Fifth in OCC-Central, sixth in sectional, 39th in district •Seniors lost: Michael Kilstrom, Joe Mascari, Patrick O’Neill, Nick Padavana, Connor Pitman and Ben Ross •Key returnees: Vito DiBenedetto, Kenji Gerhardt and James Lowrey

Jason Winecoff (7-9 at 119) wasn’t able to make weight during the second half of the season. “I just feel so bad for these kids, because I know how hard they worked and they didn’t get to finish the season healthy,” coach Grant McCormick said. “The silver lining is it gave some of our younger guys a fair amount of experience that they wouldn’t have had otherwise, and that should make them better wrestlers in the future.” The Bears finished fifth in the OCCCentral behind Hilliard Davidson (7-0), Hilliard Darby (6-1), Dublin Coffman

(5-2) and Worthington Kilbourne (4-3), and ahead of Central Crossing (2-5), Westland (1-6) and Thomas Worthington (0-7). UA scored 48.5 points to finish sixth in the 13-team sectional tournament Feb. 19 at Marysville behind champion Marysville (105.5). Only two Bears placed in the top four of their weight classes to qualify for district in sophomore Vito DiBenedetto, who went 3-1 and placed third at 130, and junior James Lowrey, who went 22 and placed fourth at 189. At district Feb. 25-26 at Darby, Lowrey went 4-2 and place fifth and DiBenedetto went 0-2, as UA scored 10 points to finish 39th behind champion Olentangy Liberty (128.5) with 44 teams scoring. “The sectional was one of those tournaments where everything that could go wrong did go wrong for us,” O’Neill said. “We just didn’t wrestle to our po-

tential.” The Bears lose three seniors who competed in the postseason in Michael Kilstrom (20-13 at 160), Joe Mascari (2314 at 125) and O’Neill (30-10 at 135). In addition to Lowrey (22-16 at 189) and DiBenedetto (28-14 at 135), wrestlers who competed at sectional and are expected to return are junior Andrew Steedman (16-17 at 112), sophomores Riley Bivens (5-14 at 152), Peter DeVillebichot (2-5 at 119) and Dan Watson (9-15 at 171), and freshmen Taylor Neely (4-8 at 140) and Blake Reid (9-14 at 145). “Our freshman class is very athletic and they’ll be good when they’re older,” O’Neill said. “There’s a lot of potential in our Mat Cubs program, too, so I think this team will be strong again in the future.”


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Upper Arlington High School hockey coach Jay Graham deemed his team’s season to be a success despite an early exit from the district tournament. The Golden Bears, who lost to Olentangy 2-1 in the second round on Feb. 20 at the Dispatch Ice Haus after having a first-round bye, finished 15-17-3 overall. It was their most wins since 200607, when they went 25-14-4 and reached a state semifinal before losing to Parma Padua 3-2. Seeded eighth, the Bears had beaten seventh-seeded Olentangy 4-3 on Feb. 4 in Capital Hockey Conference play. “The loss to (Olentangy) was disappointing, especially with how well we’d been playing the last couple weeks,” Graham said. “I think the guys got caught looking ahead a little bit to (playing second-seeded Olentangy) Liberty (in the third round), and you can’t do that in the district tournament.” UA tied the game at 1 midway through the third period on a goal by junior forward Patrick Goth, only to see Olentangy score what proved to be the winning goal on a power play with 49.9 seconds left. It was the third time in four seasons that the Bears lost their district tournament opener. “I was so disappointed after the game,” senior forward Neil McKenzie said. “We had a firstround bye and went into it thinking we’d win. I’m not going to make any excuses. We came out flat and they were ready to play. ... It was horrible. We really had high hopes going into the tour-

•Record: 15-17-3 overall, 7-4-1-1 (tied for fifth) in CHC •Seniors lost: Jed Gerlach, Charlie Hess, Austin Jones, Matt Lewis, Neil McKenzie, Jack Sansbury, Eric Spencley, Alex West and David Whalen •Key returnees: Matthew Beebe, Max Collins, Brian Helscel, K.C. Kessler, Spencer Luallen and Mitch Tulley

Dublin Scioto (1-12, 2) and Watterson (0-13, 0). UA loses nine seniors in McKenzie, forwards Austin Jones, Matt Lewis and Jack Sansbury, defensemen Jed Gerlach, Charlie Hess and David Whalen and goaltenders Eric Spencley and Alex West. Sansbury was tied for second on the team with 13 goals and fourth in points with 24, and McKenzie was third in assists (17) and points (28) and tied for fifth in goals (11). West had a .906 save percentage and a 2.82 goals-against average, and Spencley had an .850 save percentage and a 3.72 GAA. In addition to Goth, expected to return are junior forwards Matthew Beebe, Max Collins, Brian Helscel, K.C. Kessler and Sam Stephensen, junior defensemen Austin Horner, Spencer Luallen, Mitch Tulley and Evan Westfall, and sophomore forwards Brent Savan and Jack Whitman. Beebe led the team in goals (14) and points (33) and tied for the team lead in assists (19). Kessler was second in points (30), tied for first in assists (19) and tied for fifth in goals (11), Collins was tied for second in goals (13) and fifth in points (23) and Helscel was tied for second in goals (13). “We had a lot of success this year, and we have a lot to look forward to next year,” Graham said. “We’ll have three lines of forwards and almost all of our defensemen back next year. We feel we’ll be even better next year.”

nament. “In the regular season, we played great, especially at the end of the season. That’s why it’s so disappointing. It’s devastating.” UA was 6-2-1 in its nine games before the district tournament, including a 5-2 win over fifthseeded Cincinnati Moeller in the Blue Jackets Cup on Feb. 10. “Going out in the (opener) hurts. It’s going to sting for a while,” Graham said. “But I’m really pleased with the progress we made this year. We improved by leaps and bounds from the start of the season. We don’t want to hang our head about the loss (to Olentangy), because when you look at the big picture, we had a good season. We played stiff competition and came out on top for the most part.” The Bears went 7-4-1-1 (16 points) in the 14-team CHC to tie St. Charles (7-4-2, 16) for fifth, behind co-champions Dublin Jerome and Liberty (12-1, 24) as well as Moeller (11-2, 22) and Dublin Coffman (10-2-1, 21). Olentangy Orange (6-4-3, 15) was seventh, followed by Olentangy (7-6, 14), Thomas Worthington (5-7-1, 11), Gahanna (49, 8), DeSales (3-9-0-1, 7), Wor- thington Kilbourne (2-11, 4),

GIRLS Continued from page B1 59-26 on Feb. 24 in the first two rounds of the district tournament. The Bears won the OCC-Central for the second consecutive year with a 13-1 record. They lost 61-58 to Dublin Coffman on Dec. 14 before rolling off 12 consecutive league wins to finish ahead of runner-up Coffman (11-3). Hilliard Davidson (10-4) was third, followed by Thomas Worthington (9-5), Central Crossing (5-9), Worthington Kilbourne (59), Hilliard Darby (3-11) and Westland (0-14). Before the season, Coffman put out a poster of its schedule that featured team members wearing camouflaged fatigues and sporting rifles as they stood over the carcass of a dead bear. The poster and the loss to Coffman motivated the Bears, who defeated the Shamrocks 48-42

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on Jan. 14 in the second round of league play. “Winning the OCC was what we set out to do,” Paradiso said. “Coffman is a big rival for us and that (poster) added a little bit of incentive to beat them.” UA expects to return three junior starters in guard Paradiso (5foot-6) and forwards Olivia Menden (5-9) and Maddie Spielman (5-11). Paradiso averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.8 steals and was second-team allleague. Menden averaged 7.7 points and a team-high 6.8 rebounds and was special mention all-league, and Spielman averaged 4.8 points and 5.7 rebounds and was honorable mention allleague.

Also expected back are juniors Zeina Hidmi (5-9, guard), Jackie Hobson (5-8, guard) and Kaelyn McNeil (5-9, post player), sophomore Holly Hollsopple (5-6, guard) and freshmen Andi Norman (5-11, forward) and Chiara Paradiso (5-8, guard). “We have a ton of juniors who got a lot of minutes this year,” Savage said. “We have some freshmen coming up and our junior varsity team was 19-1. But we are going to have to reshape our team a little bit. We’re going to be a little longer, a little more athletic and a little more postminded.”

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Tournament champs The CCYHA Squirt Blue Jackets won the recent Big Chill Tournament in Detroit, beating a team from Chicago in the final. Team members are (front row) Brendan McCauley; (second row, from left) Phillip Leboeuf, Karson Stanley, Eric Cui, Brett LaBuhn, Mac Kenner-Aspery, Jack Devita; (third row), Trent Waldron, Collin Mayr, Daniel Buehler, Luke Peterson, Jack Moses, Alex Dluzynski, Jack Peterson; (back row) coaches Eric McCauley, Todd Moses, Mike Dluzynski and Dave Peterson. Not pictured: Jack Kreber.

Sports briefs Sullivan earns NCAC honor Wittenberg senior Chris Sullivan, an Upper Arlington graduate, has been named first-team all-North Coast Athletic Conference in men’s basketball. Sullivan, a 5-foot-10 guard, averaged 15.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists this season. He was second-team allconference last season.

Alumni football games planned Alumni Football USA is organizing teams of former high school players who want “to play in one more full contact football game.” Players can sign up at or call (877) 578-8547. Teams are limited to 40 players. Games will be played around Ohio in August. Alumni Football USA will provide the equipment.

Jay Bruce’s baseball camp is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 25-26 at Prasco Park in Cincinnati. Bruce will direct activities and provide instruction. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14. For more information, visit or call (888) 389- 2267.

Football coaches to hold combine The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association will hold a combine for freshman, sophomore and junior players on March 20 at SuperKick, 409 Orange Point Drive in Lewis Center. The combine will expose players to tests conducted at combines and camps held in spring and summer. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. For more information and registration forms, visit

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The Continental Amateur Baseball Association 18U Metal Bat World Series will be played July 17-24 at the Bob Cene baseball complex in Struthers, Ohio. For more information or to register, visit or contact Ken Quinn at (330) 770-7157.

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). For registration information, visit Informational meetings also will be held April 16-17 in Columbus. E-mail for details.

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Schools announce coaching vacancies The following schools are seeking coaches: Granville — Assistant boys tennis, boys middle school track, assistant middle school track. Send résumé to athletics director Kevin Jarrett at by Friday, March 11. Thomas Worthington — Assistant track and field specializing in pole vault. Send résumé to athletics director Dan Girard at or fax to (614) 883-2275. Westland — Volleyball. Send résumé to athletics director Greg Burke at •To add to this list, contact ThisWeek at (740) 888-6069 or

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Cub wrestlers Upper Arlington mat cub wrestlers who placed in the 2011 COBYWA league championship at Dublin Scioto High School were: (first row, from left) Gavin Rhodes (fourth), Jed Fisher (second), Jimmy Nichols (second), Jacob Shanklin (first), Jesse Bowers (second), Ethan Birden (first); (second row) Mitch Herren (first), Mitch Brewer (second), Miles Pearson (third), Steven Chillog (fourth), Ian McCormick (third), Nico Slattery (fourth); (third row) Noah Schutte (third), Seth Morley (first), Dante Landolfi (fourth), Slade Morley (second), Zayne Ritchey (first) and Sean Grim (first). Not pictured: Jack Fantin (first), Alex Treboni (second), Matthew McHugh (third), Garrett Neely (third), Max Byrne (second), Danny Toohey (third) and Max Wiedeman (fourth). The wrestlers are coached by Matt Stout and Dave Tiggett.

A.J. Norman grabbed the rebound after the second attempt and passed to Sullivan, who nearly lost the ball as he dribbled up the court past two defenders before taking an off-balance 3pointer from the top of the key. The shot grazed off the front of the rim as time expired. Sullivan scored 25 points, including six 3-pointers, and had a game-high seven rebounds. “The kid is an amazing basketball player,” Central coach Todd Minney said. “He can flat out shoot it from anywhere on the floor with a half-second left. He’s really hard to defend, and our kids worked their butts off to defend him and he still had (25) points.” Senior guard/forward Eric Vannatta and junior guard Connor Casey added 10 and nine points, respectively, for UA. Henderson had 17 points and forward Kamorin Harris scored 12 to lead Central, which made 19 of 32 free throws. “We certainly had our opportunities,” coach Casey said. “We just didn’t cash in on enough of them. But you have to give Westerville Central credit. They hit some big shots, they handled the ball and they got to the foul line.” UA, which hasn’t reached a district final since winning a dis-

trict championship in 2007, and Coffman both went 13-1 in the OCC-Central Division to share the league title. Thomas finished third at 9-5, followed by Hilliard Davidson (7-7), Hilliard Darby (5-9), Worthington Kilbourne (59), Central Crossing (2-12) and Westland (2-12). The Bears defeated host Coffman 53-52 on Jan. 14 in the first round of league play but lost to the visiting Shamrocks 55-49 in overtime on Feb. 18 in their regular-season finale. The loss ended UA’s 38-game regular-season winning streak. UA loses six seniors in Norman, Sullivan, Vannatta, post player Wes Richter, guard Alec Santa-Emma and post player Chris Watson. Sullivan, a Miami University signee, averaged 21.5 points and was named first-team all-district and the OCC-Central Player of the Year. He finished third on UA’s all-time scoring list with 1,115 career points behind 1992 graduate Nate Wilbourne (1,206) and 1957 graduate Bill Cook (1,152) and is the program’s leader in career 3-pointers with 180. “He’s had a heck of a year and a heck of a career,” coach Casey said of Sullivan. “It’s a tough way to go out, but he certainly has nothing to hang his head about or be ashamed of. The kid

is a heck of a player and I think people who haven’t seen him play certainly saw why he is one of the best players in central Ohio, if not one of the better players in the state.” Richter averaged 11.5 points and made first-team all-league and honorable mention all-district. Vannatta averaged 4.5 points. The only players with significant varsity experience expected to return are Smith and Connor Casey. Smith averaged 12.5 points and was named first-team all-league and honorable mention all-district. Casey averaged 5.5 points and was honorable mention all-league. “The last five or six years, the guys have done a really good job,” coach Casey said. “We’ve got invested guys. They work at it and they want to be successful. ... That puts (the program) in a good position (to be successful). I don’t think that will change. Our six seniors have left a pretty good legacy and have been a part of something special, and I think (the underclassmen) got a taste of success and, most importantly, I think they understand the work ethic that it takes to be successful. Hopefully that will continue.”

GYMNASTICS Continued from page B1 and sophomore Casey Beam, all were among those who missed action because of injury. Beam was unable to compete until midFebruary. Auge and Burt were the only seniors, and the only other upperclassman was junior Jasa Stone. “Through the whole thing, all we did was support each other,” said Jaskot, who plans to compete in the state club championships later this month. “We became like a family.” “We had to overcome a lot of Tennis players Alex Hulka of Upper Arlington (left) and Colton Clark of Lancaster will compete on injuries,” Ewart said. “All three the Columbus team in the eighth annual Summer National City Team Invitational in Indianapolis in of our captains were out for a July. They qualified by being the top two players in their age division (Boys 12) at the conclusion of while. Some of the girls who comthe Bernard Master Satellite Circuit 2010/2011 series. peted a lot for us last year like

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Madeline were out, but I’m really proud of the girls.” UA finished sixth (120.675) in the OCC-Ohio Division meet on Feb. 12 behind Thomas (133.575), Olentangy (132.55), Dublin Coffman (130.2), Hilliard Darby (129.6) and Grove City (128.95). UA, which went 0-5 in the OCCOhio dual meets, finished last in the overall league standings with four points, behind Thomas (5-0, 24), Darby (4-1, 18), Olentangy (3-2, 18), Coffman (2-3, 14) and Grove City (1-4, 8). At the league meet, Jaskot was first on bars (8.625) and in the allaround (34.8) and placed second on beam (8.875) and floor exercise (9.125). UA had 23 athletes out for the

team, including 15 newcomers. In addition to Beam, Jaskot and Stone, others expected to return include sophomores Natalie Bayer, Sarah Colasanti, Anne Langworthy, Natasha Ringnalda and Sierra Schmitt and freshman Somer Aleshire. “Natalie Bayer and Sierra Schmitt are gymnasts who could step up,” Ewart said. “I was just really proud that no matter what, they kept trying to go out there and compete. Next year we’ll only have one girl back who will be a senior in Jasa Stone, and hopefully she’ll come back and be a leader.”



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GAMES OF THE WEEK BOYS: Second-seeded Northland takes on Westerville Central in a Division I district final 9 p.m. on Friday, March 11, in the Fairgrounds Coliseum. Central has knocked off three of the district tournament’s top12 seeded teams en route to the final. GIRLS: Northland, Pickerington North and Reynoldsburg are competing in the Division I regional tournament at Otterbein. The regional final is Friday, March 11.

State Wrestling: Hilliard Davidson’s Chase Delande wins a Division I state title at 145 pounds. He was the only wrestler in’s coverage area to win a state title. Boys Basketball: Previews for all central Ohio teams playing in a district title game including Division I top-seeded Westerville South and secondseeded Northland. Girls Basketball: Pickerington North and Reynoldsburg repeat as district champs. Hockey: Olentangy Liberty lands a berth in the state tournament.

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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 seniors for the Patriots, who 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,” fourthyear 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 SCOTT Canton Hoover 15-8. HENNEN That occurred a year and a half before the hockey program’s 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 second overtime to secure the final four berth. “It’s all really overwhelming,” Hollingsworth said when asked about playing in front of a standing room-only crowd at the Ice Haus for the district final. “They gave us a lot of adrenaline and kept us pumped up from the beginning.” Ruska, an assistant captain, was wandering around the lobby of the Ice Haus with the district trophy clutched to his chest. Prying the award from him might 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 it’s only the start.”

JAGUARS Continued from page B1 and Tyler Sharp (5-11, guard). Taylor was the team’s leading scorer, averaging 12.0 points. Sharp averaged 9.6 points, 3.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds. Zacher averaged 7.7 points and made 38 of 77 3-point attempts (49 percent). Brisk averaged 5.4 points and 5.0

rebounds, and Robinson averaged 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds. Also expected to return are juniors Trent Davis (6-0, forward), C.J. Hansen (6-0, forward), Clark Harty (6-0, forward) and Alan Swartz (6-4, center), sophomores Jahi Dial (6-1, forward) and Vishal Sharoff (5-9, guard) and freshman Grayson Ashby (6-0,

forward). “I will remember the way these guys grew up,” McCants said. “We’re going to be tough next year, but a lot of that depends on what these guys do in the offseason.”

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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 through March 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 customers’ 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 Jobs 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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Columbus police have stepped up efforts to catch thieves of copper and air-conditioners by staking out scrap yards in the city. Lt. Michael Woods, who is in charge of property crimes with the Columbus Division of Police, said the property-recovery unit and community-response teams are spot-checking the 15 or so scrap yards in the city limits. The program has already reported some success, as several air-conditioning units have been recovered and officers questioned four individuals suspected of stealing the merchandise, Woods said. Those suspects were not charged, so their names were not immediately available. “It’s a very good turnaround,” Woods said. “It’s a combination of the community-response teams working with detectives who are

He said increased presence and intermittent visits should send a message to crooks that officers are actively pursuing the crimes. Helping police in their quest is a web-based search engine that notifies law enforcement when something is scrapped and who is dropping it off, Woods said. Per state law, scrap yards are required to document information about every transaction, such as the time and date, and name of the person dropping off the material. Theft of copper and other metals, many of which can be found in air conditioners, has become a serious issue in Columbus, Woods said. Thieves are fetching roughly $4 a pound for copper, making it one of the most sought-after metals, next to stainless steel and aluminum. Some of the devices located inside air-conditioner units are valuable, too, he said.

One problem with air conditioners is that some residents don’t find them missing until the first hot day of the year, Woods said. That leaves police at a disadvantage because they don’t know if the units, the components inside or other metals were stolen. That’s why immediate reporting of a theft is recommended, he said. Dave Cooper, past president of the Northland Area Business Association and current chair of the Northland Alliance, said over the course of three months, 10 of 17 air-conditioning units have been stolen from the Beechcroft Center where he owns a business. Cooper said the spot checks at scrap yards sound encouraging. “We appreciate all the efforts of the Columbus police department, their ongoing challenge of trying to catch the perpetrators,” he said. “And we’re providing them with information as soon as it becomes available.”

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Council agenda UPPER ARLINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING TENTATIVE AGENDA MONDAY, MARCH 14, 7:30 P.M. MUNICIPAL SERVICES CENTER 3600 TREMONT ROAD COUNCIL CHAMBER A. ROLL CALL B. INVOCATION – Pastor Tom Slack, Northwest United Methodist Church C. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Council Member DeCapua D. DISCUSSION ITEM – Liquor on City Property E. CONSENT AGENDA (One Motion/Council Vote): Photos by Eric George/ThisWeek 1. Approve the minutes of the (Above) German Village resident Kristy Yosick will sell her artisan chocolates in Ted Dyrdek’s Voda February 28, 2011 City Council Emporium, an Olde Towne East market. (Below) Yosick makes a variety of chocolates, including Meeting (from left) sour chocolate, vanilla bean bon bons and chocolates filled with raspberry cream. 2. Approve the minutes of the March 7, 2011 Council Conference Session 3. Proposed Legislation – To Authorize an Expenditure to Northwest Counseling Services By GARY SEMAN JR. for Funding Support for 2011 ThisWeek Community Newspapers 4. Proposed Legislation – To Authorize the City Manager to Kristy Yosick is reuniting Enter Into Contract for Services Columbus with her special brand of handcrafted chocolates. She recently has partnered with the owners of Voda Emporium, an Olde Towne East market that is now the exclusive provider of her artisan treats. Ted Drydek, who owns Voda with Gary Wahlers, said he’s personally a fan of Yosick’s creations. “The truth is, it’s phenomenal,” he said. “We love it.” store, her current space is not sriracha, pablano, jalapeño and Yosick said Voda, a quirky certified kosher and she has cayenne. She said they have zip market with a wide range of phased out any savory items so but aren’t too spicy. It’s all part goods, is well suited to carry her she can focus on her brand, of her desire to evolve her chocomerchandise. which she wants to expand re- late line and expand the bounds “I know these guys will re- gionally. of creativity. spect my chocolates,” she said. In addition to truffles, she “I changed my entire business It’s also close to her loyal base makes Belgian-molded choco- model,” she said. “And that’s one of German Village customers. lates, French chocolates and is of the reasons, so I can be more On a related note, Yosick has working on a line of confections, creative and focus on chocolate passed along her recipe for such as turtles, and themed de- and bring newer pieces to light scones to Voda, which is now signs. on a seasonal basis.” serving them in the adjacent PorShe has unveiled a new line tico, a small coffee shop that of pepper-based pieces, using opened recently. Voda, 81 Parsons Ave., carries up to 31 flavors per day, selling them by the piece and box. Customers can also place special orders, which take 24 hours to fill. expand your tastes Yosick closed her business, Presented by: Yosick’s Artisan Chocolates in German Village, on Christmas Eve. She said she took a muchneeded rest but returned to business in February. She now creates her confections from a small professional kitchen in Hilliard, Visit where she turns out about 2,000 pieces a week, both for private customers and Voda. Join us Yosick, who lives in German for brun EE EVERY ch KIDS EAT FR ESDAY! on Satu rday’s a Village, said she plans to dou- MONDAYaseANofDanTU ult entrée. ad y nd S u n d a be y ot with purch nn ’s Ca until 3p luded. ble her production in the next Beverage not inch other offers. m! combined wit few months as she focuses on Internet sales and several new Tex-Mex and Cuban Cuisine retail locations across the city. Made from scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner Her former shop, located in a small storefront on East Fifth Street, closed after three years in business. Unlike her original

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to Locate Underground Utilities F. LEGISLATIVE ITEMS FOR PUBLIC HEARING/COUNCIL VOTE 1. Ordinance No. 10-2011 – [Third Reading – Thirty Day Clause] – An Amendment to C.O. Chapter 503 – Offenses Against Persons, to Add C.O. Section 503.09 – Unlawful Restraint, Relative to the General Offenses Code (Mr. Yassenoff) 2. Proposed Legislation – To Authorize the City Manager to Enter Into Contract for the 20112012 Mowing Services for the Parks and Recreation Department and Fire Division 3. Proposed Legislation – An Ordinance Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Fiber Conduit and Road Restoration Agreement with American Electric Power; and Waiving the Requirements of C.O. Chapter 138 4. Proposed Legislation – To Authorize the City Manager to Enter into Contract for Phase 5, Part I of a Sanitary Sewer District SSES Study for the Engineering Division G. LEGISLATIVE ITEMS FOR SECOND READING/PUB-

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Stivers’ focus: cut spending in Washington By LIN RICE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Serving in the National Guard may have instilled a spartan lifestyle in freshman Congressman Steve Stivers. Ohio’s Republican representative from the 15th district still sleeps on an air mattress in his office while in Washington, he told ThisWeek. Less than 60 days into his term, the former state senator and U.S. Army National Guard lieutenant colonel said he has much work ahead. “My battle is to cut spending and try to see if we can get our federal government a lot closer to a balanced budget, and that’s going to be a hard fight... but it’s an important fight for our kids’ future,” Stivers said. According to statistics from the House Budget Committee, Stivers said the debt as a percentage of gross domestic product will be at 100 percent in a few years and is projected to increase to 300 percent of our GDP by 2050. “It’s not that long before it will be unmanageable,” he said. “We’ve got to get spending turned around, which means we’ve got to figure out what to do with discretionary spending... and have an adult conversation about the mandatory spending programs at the same time.” Stivers, 45, defeated incumbent Mary Jo Kilroy

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you’ve taken in a show at 1 If BalletMet Columbus’performance space, you understand that the title of the company’s next performance, “BalletMet Up Close,” is wholly apt. “(Audiences) experience a new relationship to the art form when they see it like this,” artistic director Gerard Charles told The Beat. The program also affords the company the opportunity to display some of its range. It includes new works by David Parsons and BalletMet dancer Jimmy Orrante, as well as reprises of Harrison McEldowney’s Group Therapy and the stark and challenging The Man in Black from last season’s “American Legends: Johnny, Sammy and Stevie.” The James Kudelka piece is set to the music of Johnny Cash. Tickets are $35. Call (614) 4690939. a Critic Crony once told 2 As us, “You don’t really expect a nice little Christian song to be written in 7/4.” Now, for those readers unfamiliar with musical time signatures, suffice to say that 7/4 time

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is the domain of the likes of Rush and other prog-types. For those readers unfamiliar with JJ Heller, well, she’s an acoustic-pop CCM newcomer whose tune, Your Hands, is gentle and sensitive – and yes, it’s in 7/4. Heller, a stock-rising artist who applies her faith to the modern female-poet-songstress blueprint, plays Logos Bible Church in Pickerington Friday, March 11. Tick- Arlo Guthrie ets are $10. Call (614) 402-9899. Six String Concerts hosts Shindell Saturday, March 12, at the Sweet Honey in the 3 Rock offers what amounts Columbus Performing Arts Cento a musical kaleidoscope of Amer- ter. Nels Andrews opens. Tickets are $22/$25. Call (614) ican musical forms. You know, it’s all in there, stirred 470-FOLK. around and mixed up and beautiful. 5 A prodigy and, for the weekend, a prodigal, 17Comprised of six African-American women, Sweet Honey in the year-old violinist Caroline GouldRock was founded in 1973 at the ing, an Ohio native, joins ProD.C. Black Repertory Theater Musica Chamber Orchestra for Company, and has since forged concerts Saturday, March 12, at an international reputation for su- the Pontifical College Josephinum, perior acappella renditions of spir- and Sunday, March 13, at the ituals, blues songs, hymns, reg- Southern Theatre. A Grammy Award nominee and gae,African chants, jazz and more. Otterbein University will host winner of multiple prizes and comSweet Honey in the Rock in its petitions, Goulding has embraced Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall all of the colors of her chosen inFriday, March 11. The event is free strument. Her performance with and open to the public. Tickets ProMusica features a more tradimust be picked up in advance and tional work, Mozart’s Concerto there is a two-ticket-per-person No. 5 in A minor. The rest of the program includes limit. Call (614) 823-3202 for up-to- pieces by Delius, Bartok, J.S. Bach and Faure. date information. Tickets are $35 for the Josephinum concert and $46-$10 While he has made his 4 wife’s homeland of Ar- for the Sunday concert at the gentina his full-time home, being Southern. Call (614) 464-0066. out of the U.S. has hardly stalled Richard Shindell’s career. 6 Arlo Guthrie is not just a member of the first family The Beat supposes being a master of his craft and in possession of modern American folk music; of an other-worldly baritone helps. his own gift is among the reasons In fact, his place of residence mere- why. “Born with a guitar in one hand ly adds to Shindell’s varied makeup, which the inventive storyteller and a harmonica in the other” as puts to great use on songs equal- his bio states, Guthrie nonetheless ly gentle and challenging, poignant proved an able student and grew into a consummate writer and perand scathing.

the Columbus Symphony Chorus “The chorus has always approached its work 10 When performs the Verdi Requiem with the Colum- in a very professional manner,” he said. “I’ve bus Symphony Orchestra Saturday, March 12, at the Ohio Theatre, it will mark 50 years to the day of the chorus’ first public performance. (The CSO repeats the performance Sunday as well.) Hundreds of singers have participated in the all-volunteer chorus in the years since, many under the leadership of Ronald Jenkins, who has been the chorus’ director for the past 28 years. Jenkins said the chorus was founded by thenmusic director Evan Whallon, with help from a group that included Gertrude Kuehefuhs, Wilbur Walters, Oleg Lobanov and Donna Harper. Auditions were held in the fall of 1960 and the chorus sang the J.S. Bach motet Jesu, meine Freude, on March 12, 1961. These days, Jenkins said, a chorus season typically involves three performances, including the traditional Holiday Pops concert and a major choral work. Auditions are held both in the late summer and winter, with rehearsals held every Tuesday night. It’s a major commitment for a volunteer group, Jenkins said. former. Guthrie and band will be in concert Saturday, March 12, at Newark’s Midland Theatre. Tickets are $52-$32. Call (740) 470FOLK. up your weekend in 7 Wrap brassy style as the Brass Band of Columbus presents its Gala concert Sunday, March 13, at the Lincoln Theatre. The BBC welcomes guest artist trumpeter Ronald Romm, one of the founding members of the Canadian Brass. Romm is no longer with the CB, but continues to tour extensively performing and teaching. Tickets are $10/$5. Call 1-800745-3000.

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been lucky enough to work with the group for almost 30 years.” Jenkins said the group includes many area music teachers, but also folks from a “wild assortment” of professional experience, including attorneys, computer technicians and clergy. There are some college students in the chorus as well. Members come from throughout central Ohio, including beyond Chillicothe and Delaware. Most were singers though high school or college, or have participated in a similar group in another city. “They have to have that background or they wouldn’t qualify,” Jenkins said. The group currently numbers a little more than 130 members. The Verdi Requiem concerts mark the chorus’ first with new music director Jean-Marie Zeitouni. Tickets for the concerts are $66.50-$20.50. Call (614) 228-8600. ■ For more on the Columbus Symphony Chorus, read the BeatBlog at

The Beat to believe. The record, made in Castro’s hometown of San Rafael, Calif., shows the veteran bluesman at the height of his powers. A two-time winner of the coveted B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award from the Blues Music Awards, Castro is a classic big city-soul-blues bandleader. He sings, he shreds — and his band had some seriously hot chops. Castro will play Von Jazz & Tommy Castro Blues Sunday, March 13. Call Count Basie Orchestra and joins (614) 431-JAZZ. the CJO for this celebration. Miles 9 The Columbus Jazz Or- will also help channel legendary chestra celebrates the three B’s drummer Buddy Rich, the second of swing with “Kings of Swing: of the CJO’s B’s. Thirdly, charisBasie, Buddy & Benny,” March matic clarinetist Ken Peplowski helps bring the music of Benny 16-20 at the Southern Theatre. Basie is, of course, the Count Goodman to life. The CJO’s very own “B,” Byron himself, whose signature approach to jazz made him one of the genre’s Stripling, heads the proceedings. Tickets are $49-$41. Call (614) great bandleaders. Drummer Butch Miles served two stints with the 469-0939.

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 wide range of Thai classics, from tom 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.

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Taste of Thai owner Anuson “Chris” Khumauksorn prepares his pad Thai with rice noodles, shrimp, chicken, eggs, ground peanuts, beansprouts and scallion in pad Thai sauce.

The interior – and store sign – at Taste of Thai is bright yellow for a reason, as the color symbolizes warmth and cheerfulness, he said. He said there’s still a learning curve for some customers, who 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 San-Su, a Korean restaurant, to Jae Uk Jong. Wada is the founder of the two local Genji Japanese Steakhouses, among other enterprises.

In an economy Recipe of the week that still struggles to gain traction, William Glover knows he 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 For Sage American Bistro chef and owner as competitive as William Glover’s recipe for Frisee salad it gets in that re- topped with a poached egg, go to gard,” said Glover, who is now a contributor to Food & times a year. Wine. “I don’t like to draw lines in Part of the reason for his suc- the sand,” he said. cess, he said, is his staff. Glover said he’s been some“I’ve got a great team,” he said. what restrained in pricing, never Not to mention the effort and charging more than $30 a plate creativity that seem to go a long at Sage, 2653 N. High St. way toward customer satisfacIndeed, local sourcing is imtion, he said. portant, he said. And purveyors His new spring menu will offer have gotten more savvy in that a scallop nestled in ginger aioli regard, not only carrying more and crowned with red pepper regional ingredients, but showmarmalade, with a streak of bal- ing chefs how to get them. samic reduction accenting the “It’s amazing right now what’s plate. happening as far as local food While seasons play an impor- sources go,” he said tant part in the menu, whimsy is just as important, he said. Glover ■ Calorie Countess Jennifer said if he’s inspired, he will Burton continues her series on change the menu more than four weight-loss tips.

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Block Watch getting off to Energy gold rush hits central Ohio landowners a good start in Marble Cliff Oil company contracts tricky, expert says



Crooks may want to think twice before heading into the village of Marble Cliff to commit a crime. More than two dozen village residents attended a meeting last month to kick off an effort to create a neighborhood watch program. “It was quite a turnout,” said Marble Cliff Village Council member Kendy Troiano, who is helping to coordinate the effort. “We were thrilled with how many people attended,” she said. “It’s great to know so many people are interested in being part of a neighborhood watch program,” said Grandview police detective Carol Harper. Harper spoke at the meeting, providing an overview of what a neighborhood watch is and tips on protecting yourself from being a crime victim. “Basically, a neighborhood watch involves people watching out for their neighbors,” Harper said. Participants in a watch program learn what is suspicious activity and how to observe and recognize when such activity may be occurring in their neighborhood, she said. The idea of starting a neighborhood watch in Marble Cliff came after a number of incidents last year in which cars and garages in the village were broken into or disturbed, Troiano said. “We had a resident on Cambridge who had a car stolen and her house broken into and her purse and laptop stolen,” she said. “Very few people knew that had happened.” The resident had asked council if something could be done and Troiano volunteered to help coordinate a neighborhood watch for the village. “I thought if people knew what to look for, they

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Higher energy prices means energy companies are once again interested in Ohio lands for gas exploration, and the resultant rush to wrap up contracts with landowners risks leaving some landowners holding an empty bag. About 100 people attended a presentation Feb. 24 at the Ohio State University Newark campus regarding traditional oil and gas contracts and how current contracts have changed, potentially shortchanging landowners. Howard J. Siegrist, Licking County agricultural extension coordinator, said the state of Pennsylvania has seen a boom during the past three years in oil companies developing Marcellus shale and Utica shale in the Alleghenyrange area, extending all the way into central Ohio. Siegrist said it is unfortunate that most landowners simply don’t have the expertise to negotiate complicated leases and tax implications. “This whole process some of you are going through right now is not in the next six weeks or two months,” Siegrist said. “You might be fact-finding for several months.” Dick Emens, an energy attorney, said more than 1,000 wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania during the current boom and another 500 in West Virginia. Ohio has fewer than 50 wells, but the number is growing. New York state, in contrast, has a much larger amount of Marcellus shale but has no wells because the state’s EPA is not allowing

A closer look About 100 people attended a presentation Feb. 24 at the Ohio State University Newark campus regarding traditional oil and gas contracts and how current contracts have changed, potentially shortchanging landowners.

wells until it completes an environmental study. Emens cited many examples of energy companies taking advantage of landowner inexperience by including contract clauses that are difficult for most people to understand. “Please don’t sign an oil and gas lease without understanding every word in it,” Emens said. “So many call up and say, ‘I signed this lease; what can I do to get out of it?’ It’s really sad.” Prices range a great deal, Emens said, adding that he has seen one landowner be paid $100 an acre while one neighbor receives $300 and another receives $1,500 for comparable land. Some leases insert complicated clauses in them about gas storage and about deep waste-injection wells, which are entirely different from gas-production wells, Emens said, and should have entirely separate contracts. “Those are very valuable wells,” Emens said. “People pay to get rid of wastewater. Some of these leases just have a little clause that says lessee has the right to drill injection or disposal wells. They

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might pay you a dollar an acre or $1,000 a year, but you should get a lot more than that for an injection well on your property.” Another clause Emens has seen states that no “implied covenants” are in the contract. The problem with this, he said, is that landowners do not know what implied covenants are, and the covenants have been developed by courts exactly because oil companies take advantage of landowner ignorance. Examples are a duty to develop and produce, which is the only way landowners get paid a fair return for the lease, Emens said. Other provisions would allow energy companies to use the water resources on the land, but this could be dangerous because many drilling technologies use large amounts of water that could affect the landowners’ use of the land, too, he said. Landowners also are at risk of being misled into believing they are signing a lease for only five years, but that various clauses having to do with mineral rights, easements, gas storage and discretion of the oil company to extend the lease if its own opinion is that the land could someday produce gas could all result in the landowner being tied up for years, perhaps forever, with no revenue coming in, he said. Emens said the main thing was to be informed and to keep a copy of the lease. “I can’t tell you how many landowners don’t have a copy of their lease,” Emens said. “The first thing we tell them is, they have to go to the courthouse and get a copy of the lease.”

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could let the police know if something unusual was happening in the village,” Troiano said. “I distributed fliers about the meeting to houses in the village, but I wasn’t sure what kind of a response we would get.” The police department encourages the formation of neighborhood watch groups, Harper said. “We can’t be everywhere 24/7,” she said. “Although our officers patrol the area as often as they can, they can’t be everywhere all the time. “Residents can be our eyes and ears when we’re not there,” Harper said. “They might be able to notice when something’s not right and call us to let us know.” Participants in a neighborhood watch should not confront a suspicious person themselves, but call the police, she said. It may be easier for residents in a small community like Marble Cliff to recognize when suspicious activity is occurring, because they know each other, Troiano said. “We have residents who walk their dogs around our community two or three times a day, and they may be able to keep an eye out,” she said. Block captains will serve to keep other participants informed about incidents that have occurred in the community, Troiano said. The Marble Cliff effort marks the first official neighborhood watch program in the Grandview/Marble Cliff area, Harper said. “We’ve had a couple of unofficial programs,” she said. “We’d like to see more neighborhood watch programs get started in our community.” The police department page on the city of Grandview’s website includes a link to information about how to start a neighborhood watch, Harper said. Troiano said she plans to schedule another Marble Cliff neighborhood watch meeting in May.

Metro Park district The following is a list of Metropolitan Park District of Columbus and Franklin County programs for this week. Blendon Woods Metro Park 4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville • Preschoolers: Ssssnakes!, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Discover snakes through song, story and role-playing. • Mysteries of Flight, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Discover how nature invented flight and how animals fly. • Homeschoolers: working Worms, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Nature Center, for ages 6-12. Enjoy stories from the book “Diary of a Worm” and explore the world of real worms.

at the bulletin board at the picnic nic Area. Take a two-mile walk shelter at the main park entrance. in search of frogs, migrating birds Take a one-mile hike and discover and other signs of the season. salamanders at the vernal pool. • Timberdoodle Time, 6 p.m. Saturday at the Glacier Knoll PicHighbanks Metro Park nic Area. Take a one-mile walk 9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center to watch the aerial courtship of • Metro Five-0: Level 2 —Wel- the American woodcock. come Spring, 1 p.m. Friday at the • Backcountry Wandering, 2 Nature Center, for ages 50 and p.m. Sunday at the Glacier Knoll older. View a slide show and take Picnic Area. Take a three-mile an optional short walk to see signs on- and off-trail walk to search of the changing season. for migrating birds and singing frogs. Inniswood Metro Gardens • Calling All Coyotes, 7:30 p.m. 940 Hempstead Road, Thursday at the Glacier Knoll Westerville Picnic Area. Discover ways coy• Meet the Artist, 2-4 p.m. Sun- otes live with humans and ways day at the Innis House. Meet artist humans can live with coyotes and of the month Paul Williams and try to call some in with howls on view his photography. a two-mile hike.

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Special service to focus Coalition opens up grant on unity between races application process By KEVIN PARKS In her 2010 book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” civil rights lawyer and legal scholar Michelle L. Alexander states that more African Americans are under control of the correctional system today than were enslaved in 1850. “Michelle Alexander’s brave and bold new book paints a haunting picture in which dreary felon garb, post-prison joblessness and loss of voting rights now do the stigmatizing work once done by colored-only water fountains and legally segregated schools,” according to a review by Harvard Law School professor Lani Guinier. The author, who lives in New Albany, holds a joint appointment to the Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University. Faced with that startling statistic, the members of the racial diversity task force at the First Unitarian Universalist Church are sponsoring a special service on Sunday, March 13, at 7 p.m. It is titled “Fixing a Broken World: A Racial Unity Service.” The church is located at 93 W. Weisheimer Road. “Basically we wanted to get people of faith, whether they are Christian or non-Christian, involved more in justice-related issues such as immigration and criminal justice issues,” said Ray Nandyal of the racial diversity task force. Speakers for the special gathering will include State Sen. Charleta B. Tavares, D-Columbus; the Rev. Jeffrey P. Kee of the New Faith Baptist Church of Christ; the Rev. Gini Lohmann Bauman of Church World Service; and the Rev. Eric Brown of Woodland Christian Church. Professor Alexander’s book points out, according to Nandyal, that “as a nation we are hurting ourselves” and that “even those who call themselves religious have become low on compassion these days.” “We are trying to hold ourselves true to what we believe in, which

A closer look The members of the racial diversity task force at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Road, are sponsoring a special service titled “Fixing a Broken World: A Racial Unity Service,” on Sunday, March 13, at 7 p.m.

is showing love to fellow human beings,” Nandyal said. The members of the panel for the “Fixing a Broken World” service were selected for their own diversity, in terms of faiths and race, the UU church member from Gahanna added. “We want to become catalysts to change, bring people together and let them have conversations on what needs to be done,” said Nandyal, who is also on the board of the Columbus Metropolitan Area Church Council. Nandyal said that he hopes the

unity service will serve as a stepping stone to an eventual antipoverty summit between groups trying to help the urban poor and those serving people in Appalachia. Such a conference has never been held before in Ohio, according to the racial diversity task force member. Nandyal admitted that the people who would participate in and turn out for an event such as the one being held Sunday probably aren’t the ones who need to be convinced of the need for more work in the area of racial unity. “There will be some preaching to the choir, but the choir will be getting their hands dirty at the end of the event,” Nandyal said. “Even if we add a few people to the movement, if you will, as a nation we will become stronger.” A snack reception will follow the program at the church. Those attending are asked to bring a beverage or food item to share. For additional information, call Nandyal at 594-3230.

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By GARY SEMAN JR. ThisWeek Community Newspapers The Coalition for a Nonviolent Columbus is accepting grant applications from neighborhood groups looking to improve the quality of life in their communities. The coalition, recently formed by Mayor Michael B. Coleman, has $40,000 available for initiatives involving public safety, neighborhood improvement or education and outreach. Programs can include graffiti cleanup, block watches and crime-prevention activities. Grant applications will be accepted through March 31. Amanda Ford, spokeswoman for the Columbus Department of Public Safety, said the 25member coalition would review grant applications in April and then make its final recommendations so the various community groups can launch their initiatives by summer. Individuals cannot apply. The applications must come from such groups as civic associations, block-watch groups, small nonprofits and faithbased organizations. Each group would receive

a maximum of $1,000. “I think a lot of neighborhood groups want to do good things for their communities but don’t have the money,” Ford said. “And that’s the goal: All of these little things will make a difference in their neighborhood.” Jerry Glick, who is involved in many safety initiatives in German Village, said he will encourage the German Village Society to apply for a grant. Glick organizes a monthly police luncheon with Columbus police officers at the Meeting Haus. Last year, the community held a safety day, in which law-enforcement officials were on hand to give advice to residents on a wide range of topics. Additional money could come in handy in a neighborhood that always tries to keep up on crime prevention, Glick said. “I think that’s a great possibility,” he said. For the complete grant application and final report form, visit

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Mistreated dogs recovering at Franklin County Fairgrounds By GARY BUDZAK ThisWeek Community Newspapers A Great Pyrenees had 8-10 pounds of matted fur shaved off. That dog, one of 361 currently residing at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, is now on the road to recovery after being seized from a rescue shelter in Clark County. “The dogs are doing much better,” said Kyle Held, a field investigator for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “Many of the animals had medical issues such as eye and ear infections, overgrown nails and matted fur. Some dogs had open wounds due to severe matting.” Veterinarians shaved the dogs’ matted fur and put them on antibiotics to treat infections, Held said. In addition, there were behavioral issues because of their previous home. “I can tell you they’re in much better surroundings than they were,” Held said. “They’re in clean cages, getting socialized and people are handling them every day, multiple times a day.” The dogs’ trek to the fairgrounds was enough to throw a bloodhound off the scent. They were being held at One More

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Richard Danner of the ASPCA directs Hilliard resident Tim Chasser where to place the paper towels that he and Julie Robert donated. Over 360 dogs were rescued and are being housed at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Donations of paper towels, Dawn dish soap, newspapers, peanut butter and towels are still needed.

Chance Rescue, a no-kill nonprofit organization in New Carlisle (near Springfield). The Clark County Humane Society and Clark County Combined Health District executed search warrants on Feb. 17. They discovered 79 dead dogs, animal feces, live and dead rodents at the site, which was filthy,

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poorly lit and poorly ventilated. The property is now considered a public health nuisance. “The animals were not receiving daily food,” said Anita Biles, spokeswoman for the district. “It just got out of control.” A similar situation also occurred in Piqua, she said.

The dogs were about to be taken to the Madison County Fairgrounds, when it was found out that the county commissioners voted against allowing the dogs to stay there due to a zoning ordinance and liability concerns. Plan B was a hog barn in Richwood (Union County), but it was determined that there wasn’t enough space to hold the dogs. “We went to Plan C, which was the Franklin County Fairgrounds,” said Emily Schneider, ASPCA spokeswoman. The dogs were transported there midnight Feb. 22. “An improvement in life for the dogs has been immediate,” said Tim Shade of the Franklin County Agricultural Society, which runs the Fairgrounds. “The dogs are in clean and dry kennels, they’ve got water in front of them, and they are being fed.” Shade said the dogs will need to leave the barn by April 10, when there will be a horse show. “We’re going to get these animals out of here as soon as humanly possible,” said James Straley, executive director of the Clark County Humane Society. “I don’t want them in a temporary shelter any longer than they have to. Some-

one told me that this was the biggest dog seizure in the state of Ohio, but I don’t know if that’s true.” For now, the dogs are considered evidence, so they can’t be adopted yet. If the operator of the rescue releases them or can’t provide cash bond at an upcoming hearing, the Clark County Humane Society would likely be granted custody of the animals. On a visit to the fairgrounds last week, a reporter was not allowed in the barn where the dogs were held, being told the dogs needed to adjust to their new temporary home. At least one hundred volunteers have helped the dogs, which includes taking donations of blankets for bedding, towels and indestructible toys. Jerry Kleis, a volunteer from Hilliard, said donations were off to a good start last week. “Sam’s Club came in, donated a bunch of stuff, a couple other local businesses have chipped in. I rescued my dog eight years ago, so I figured I can pitch in a little bit while I’ve got some time on my hands.” For more information, call the Humane Society Serving Clark County Inc. at 937-399-2917.

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614-394-4499 A Budget Priced Company with Professional Quality. BUDGET PRO SIGN-UP in March & get a FREE POWERWASH w/whole house paint job. Ins/Free Est, 614-237-4187 A Job Well Done Again Painting, Powerwashing, Stucco & Drywall Repair, Gutter Cleaning, Carpentry. Need some thing done? Just ask! (614) 235-1819 Call Today! BUCKEYE PAINTING CO Average Room $89 Exterior Trim Ranch, $399 Insured, Bonded, BBB Scott, 614-402-4736 Painting Solutions LLC Schedule Exterior Painting and save 15%. Interior and drywall. Senior Discount. Trust the Pros not the Joes. Call 614-595-0864 PRECISION 1 Serving Central Ohio Since 1986! Interior specials! 10% off with this ad. Spruce up your interior this winter. 614-833-6000

Robinson PLUMBING Service/Repair Specialist Master Plumber does all the work. No inexper ienced kids like the big companies. 268-5325 McAtee LLC for all your inhome and external water, sewer, and gas plumbing needs call 614.252.9400

No Job Too Big or Small... WE DO IT ALL!

CHARLEY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Painting, Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical Insured, Bonded, 10+ Years Experience

Spring Special! Senior Citizen Discount


ALL REPAIRS DONE IN YOUR HOME Clean, Oil, Adjust $29.95 Repair/Service, Guarant’d 614-890-7362

614-261-7190 Classifieds sell (740) 888-5003 (local call)



All Pro Roof Repair 32 years experience. Free estimates. Specializing in repairs and leak stops. 740-571-1010

FREE EST. Insured


Licensed & Insured ûFree Ests. û Call Today! Karl (614) 313-7806

PRECISION 1 Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows, Insulation. www.precision1home 614-578-3026

TREES R US TREE SERVICE Experienced Arborist everyone can afford. Fully Insured. Excellent rating on Angie’s List FREE EST. 614-989-3437 GROVE CITY TREE Trimming & removal stump grinding, certified arborist FREE ESTIMATES 614-871-2979

A-Accurate Tree Topsoil Mulch Sand Limestone Gravel Comtil Spreading Available Bobcat Services & Patio Excavations, Alexander Hauling 614-491-5460

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FURNITURE REFINISHING STRIPPING & REPAIR FREE Pick-up & Delivery Senior Discount 34 Yrs Exp

24-Hour Emergency Service

A Division of Benchmark Contractors

Not sure if you have damage... We offer a FREE, NO OBLIGATION inspection • Award winning Co. w/a large referral base • 15 Yr Workmanship Warranty • GAF Master Elite Installer • Licensed, BBB member, Insured, & Bonded • Insurance Repair Experts



SAVE 10% w/AD Call Martin at TEAM A.C.T. - CUSTOM PAINTING 614-336-8525

T TT!!26 Years Experience ET E W WPAIIN N A P

INTERIOR Ceiling, Walls, Trim Drywall & Plaster Repairs Cabinet Refinishing/Painting Drywall Installation Epoxy Coatings & Water Sealant Concrete - Basement - Garages Staining

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Clean, Professional, Quality

Call Dave 614-582-5938 or William 614-596-3180 Email:

Lead Certified, Insurance Work Welcome

ThisWeek Upper Arlington 3/10  

ThisWeek Upper Arlington 3/10

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