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School board approves $3.7M in cuts Reduction plan includes loss of 49 jobs, higher pay-to-participate fees By CHRIS BOURNEA ThisWeek Community Newspapers Bracing for state funding cuts and the uncertainty of whether voters will renew a levy in May, the Canal Winchester Board of Education approved a $3.7million “budget-reduction plan” Monday that includes eliminating 49 jobs for the 2011-12 school year. The list includes 21 teaching jobs and 22 classified positions, plus five certi-

fied jobs lost through attrition and a parttime classified job. Superintendent Kimberley MillerSmith said the job eliminations hinge on what happens with the levy. “Even with passage, we’re going to have to make some cuts,” she said. The district had prepared for a 10percent reduction in state funding, but the budget plan unveiled by Gov. John Kasich last week outlines an 11.5-percent reduction. The district will not be

May 2009 expires at the end of 2011. The emergency replacement levy on the May 3 ballot is for 14.78-mills. If approved, it is expected to generate $6,439,000 per year. KIMBERLY MILLER-SMITH The levy would cost $469 annually —Superintendent per $100,000 of home value and would not increase the amount that residents able to make a final decision about its “We have to see some funding num- currently pay, district treasurer Joyce budget reduction plan until the state’s bers,” she said. Boyer said. budget is finalized in June, Miller-Smith The current two-year, $6.4-million See SCHOOL, page A2 said. emergency levy that voters approved in

Even with passage (of an emergency replacement levy), we’re going to have to make some cuts.

Sewer line project to start April 4 By TARA STUBBS-FIGURSKI ThisWeek Community Newspapers Canal Winchester will begin a $619,690 project April 4 to update its aging sewer infrastructure by installing sewer pipe lining. Steve Smith, the village’s water reclamation manager, said pipeline installation is a preferred alternative to removing and replacing old A closer look lines because it costs less and takes less time. The project will start with A sock-like High Street, Water Street fabric infused and Highland Avenue, folwith a resin is lowed by Waterloo Road inserted into the east of High Street, Watersanitary sewer loo Road west of High line. The line is Street, Groveport Road, then cleaned Beck Road and Park Street, and the fabric concluding with Woodsview pulled through Road, Liberty Road, Oak so the ends pro- Street and Old Creek Lane. trude into a manhole on either end. The sock is inflated with steam or hot water and expanded to fill the sewer pipe, Smith said. “Once it cools, it creates a pipe inside a pipe,” he said. Once the resin pipe has hardened, a robot is sent down the line to restore the connection. The process is usually accomplished in one working day, Smith said. “Upon completion, the lining will help prevent root intrusion and unwanted groundwater in the village’s sanitary sewer system,” he said. Public works director Matt Peoples said more than 11,000 feet of lining will be installed, main-

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By TARA STUBBS-FIGURSKI ThisWeek Community Newspapers Canal Winchester Village Council approved emergency legislation Monday, March 21, to hire South Central Power to relocate and extend power lines for the first phase of Gender Road improvements. Public works director Matt Peoples said there are some large overhead power lines and a utility pole at the intersection of Gender Road and Fox Hill that need to be moved. The contract allocates up to $20,000 for South Central to complete the work. As part of the project, the village is installing new mast-arm traffic signals

at the Gender Road intersections with Fox Hill, Winchester Boulevard and Prentiss School Drive. South Central Power will remove some of the lines at Gender Road and Fox Hill Drive so they don’t conflict with the line of sight for the signal directing traffic coming from Winchester Trail and Indian Trail elementary schools, Peoples said. The cost of the utility relocation was factored into the project cost and the Ohio Public Works Commission grant the village received, Peoples said. He said the ordinance needed to be passed as an emergency so the work on Gender Road can proceed right away. He said there is a preconstruction meet-

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ing scheduled for April 4. Construction services manager Bill Sims said Canal Winchester will issue a “notice to proceed,” with the project to the contractor on March 25. “You will see some activity there the third week of April,” Sims said. On March 7, village council voted to award a contract for almost $1.4-million to Strawser Paving Inc. for the first phase of Gender Road improvements. The village received a $2-million OPWC grant for intersection improvements. In other business Monday, council approved legislation prohibiting vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds See COUNCIL, page A3

Canal Winchester Village Council had so many questions during a public hearing Monday about a request to place nearly 80 acres into an agricultural district that another hearing has been scheduled at 6:30 p.m. April 4. The property owner, identified as Gender/Thirty Three, was represented by Lou Visco of the Casto Co. He said the property owner wants to take advantage of the agricultural tax rate. Finance director Nanisa Osborn said taxes on the three parcels comprising 77.7 acres could decrease from about $14,000 a year to $2,300 to $2,400 a year if the request for an agricultural district designation is approved.

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Law director Gene Hollins said Canal Winchester would receive the same amount of tax money on the property because the change would cause the effective unvoted mills to be adjusted and absorbed throughout the entire tax district. Osborn said Canal Winchester received the request on March 4. The Ohio Revised Code requires council to hold a public hearing with 30 days of the application being filed. Council then has 30 days from the public hearing to render an opinion. In order to be placed in an agricultural district, a property must be “devoted to agricultural production and/or devoted to and qualified for payments See AGRICULTURAL, page A2

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Sewer line project to start April 4 Continued from page A1 ly in the older parts of town. He confirmed there is a cost savings with using the lining rather than replacing the pipes. Replacing the lines would cost $100 a foot or more, which would have cost an estimated $1.1-million for the 11,000 feet, he said. Inland Waters Pollution Control Inc. was awarded the project for $619,690. Inflow and infiltration projects are a part of the village’s annual capital improvements program. This project has been planned since 2009, Peoples said. The project will start with High Street, Water Street and Highland Avenue, followed by Waterloo Road east of High Street,

Waterloo Road west of High Street, Groveport Road, Beck Road and Park Street, concluding with Woodsview Road, Liberty Road, Oak Street and Old Creek Lane. In order to determine which sanitary sewers needed the most work, village officials metered the lines, Peoples said. “Areas that showed more flow during rain events were selected for lining,” he said. “A review of internal televising was used for selection as well.” Some of the sewer lines being updated date back to the 1930s, Peoples said. The biggest problem with the lines is deterioration due to age, he added. According to a news release issued by the village, installing the sanitary sewer lining offers minimal disruption to resi-

dents because the need to excavate yards and streets is eliminated. Traffic detours will be noted and some residents could be asked to restrict their water usage for a short time (four to eight hours) while a section of pipe is being lined. “We do not anticipate any road closures as part of this project,” Peoples said. “There will only be some minor lane closures and maintained traffic.” Work will be done Monday through Friday and occasionally Saturday, during normal business hours. The project is scheduled to be completed in late June, he said. Anyone with questions concerning the project can call the village reclamation department at (614) 834-5100, Smith said.

AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT Continued from page A1 or other compensation under a land retirement or conservation program under an agreement with an agency of the federal government,” Osborn said in a memo to council. Councilwoman Bobbie Mershon asked if the property owner could get paid for not farming. Osborn said the property is being farmed but if it were not, the applicant could enter into an agreement with a federal or state agency that would allow the receipt of compensation. The owner also must have documentation that the property has been dedicated to farming for at least three years, she said. Village council received copies of leases dated back to September 2008. “Obviously, they have farmland leased to a farmer who is responsible for farming the project,” she said. If the property is being farmed, council can make some changes to the application

for placing the land in an agricultural district, Osborn said. However, there are criteria for placing the property in such a district which the applicant appears to have met, she added. Osborn said the 77.7 acres are located behind the Home Depot and Kroger stores that are in the Winchester Square Shopping Center. Two of the three parcels have special assessments on them related to Gender Road development in 1996, she said. Osborn said council can request that Gender/Thirty Three pay off the debt on the property. One parcel has a balance of $46,257.03 and the second has a balance of $26,258.49 owed, she said. The applicant may ask to have the debt deferred or continue to pay the assessment, she said. Councilman Rick Deeds asked how a large pond on the 77.7 acres relates to use of the property as farmland. Osborn said only 50 acres will be farmed. “The pond is uncharacteristically large,”

Hollins said. “I’m sure there are other farmland parcels out there that also have ponds as part of farming operations.” Hollins said he was concerned about how the three parcels of land in the application are configured. He said village council should have the property owner clarify if there is a “method to the madness” in defining the parcels. Councilman James Wynkoop inquired about the status of a 1.83-acre easement needed for the future extension of Winchester Boulevard. Osborn said ultimately, Canal Winchester will ask that the easement be donated to the city so the road can be extended. Council president Marilyn Rush-Ekelberry asked how long the property would remain in an agricultural district. Osborn said that could change at any time, but the property owner would be required to pay three years’ worth of back taxes, based on the value of the property during those years.

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SCHOOL Continued from page A1 However, district officials said Monday that even if voters renew the levy on May 3, Canal Winchester schools face a shortage of $760,000 next school year, according to projections. In addition to the job eliminations, the budget-reduction plan includes an increase in student activity fees for athletics, band and cheerleading. Students currently pay $140 per activity, but the fee would increase

to $300 per activity for the next school year, $450 in 2012-13, and $600 in 2013-14. That would make the Canal Winchester’s pay-to-participate fees the highest in central Ohio. The Pickerington Board of Education approved a plan last week to charge high school students $500 per sport and junior high student $325 per sport, starting next year. In accordance with the budget-reduction plan, the teachers’ union, the Canal Winchester Education Association, has

agreed to a zero-percent base salary increase for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. Board members thanked the CWEA for working with the district in the current economic climate. “It says a lot when you’re at the bottom of the pay scale and you’re willing to step up and take a zero increase,” board member David Brobst said. “There’s quite a disparity between our district and others in Franklin County.”


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Friends of the Drexel, Inc., has announced the completion of a deal to purchase the assets of Drexel Theatre Inc. and create a nonprofit organization to run the Bexley landmark. Richard A. Stoff, founding chairman of Friends of the Drexel, said the purchase strengthens the theatre and secures its future as Columbus’ premier arts cinema. Friends of the Drexel has A closer look also entered into an agreeFriends of the Drexel has ment with entered into an agreement CAPA (Columwith CAPA (Columbus bus AssociaAssociation for the Pertion for the Performing Arts) to manage forming Arts) the theatre and the adjointo manage the ing Radio Café on its theatre and the behalf. adjoining Radio Café on its behalf. “We have received tremendous community support since forming our organization last year,” Stoff said. “The Drexel is a well-loved, cultural jewel, and with this new business model and the expertise of CAPA, we are confident it can be a sustainable provider of unique arts content and a vibrant community meeting place for many years to come.” CAPA assumed management responsibilities on March 18, including programming, marketing, accounting, operations and development. CAPA will also begin evaluating potential structural and aesthetic renovations as well as technology updates. “The preservation and renovation of historic theatres is obviously something near and dear to our hearts,” said CAPA board chair Michael Petrecca. “To have the opportunity to help support an arts and cultural staple such as the Drexel is simply a thrill for us.” Former Drexel owner Jeff Frank will continue serving as operations manager of the theatre. “The support and stability provided by both CAPA and the Friends of the Drexel assures the continued success of the theatre as a community asset,” Frank said. Bexley Mayor John Brennan said he welcomed the announcement. “The Friends of the Drexel are working hard to assure the historic theatre will continue to positively contribute to the development of Main Street and entertain the citizens of Bexley and

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COUNCIL Continued from page A1 from traveling on Elm Street and an ordinance banning right turns from southbound High Street to westbound Waterloo Street for vehicles weighing over 26,000 pounds. Council President Marilyn Rush-Ekelberry was concerned about access for trucks owned by the Dysart Corp. and about how the legislation would affect the company. “We had a discussion with Dysart and they are in favor of this,” Peoples said.

He had said previously it is very difficult for trucks headed to the Dysart Corp. building on Elm Street to make the turn from Waterloo Road to Elm Street. Global positioning systems are taking drivers down the shortest route, which is Elm Street, but that isn’t the most logical route for trucks, Peoples said. Council also passed legislation authorizing the mayor to enter into a health services contract with the Franklin County Board of Health. As a city, Canal Winchester can no longer be a member of a general health district and must pro-

vide health services to its residents by its own means. The Franklin County Board of Heath was selected to provide health services to the community. Council approved a resolution proclaiming April 16 as “Scouting for Food Day.” Boy Scout Troop 103, Cub Scout Pack 103 and the Girl Scouts of Canal Winchester will conduct their annual “Scouting for Food” drive from 10 a.m. to noon that day. All donated food will benefit the Canal Winchester Food Pantry.

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Everybody walked when Columbus was young Columbus has not been a “walking city” for quite some time. There was a time, when Columbus was young, when everybody walked to get just about anywhere. But that time, that walking time, ended relatively early in the city’s history. Columbus was and is a created city. There was no city on the “High Banks opposite Franklinton” until the Ohio ED General AsLENTZ sembly brought it into being in 1812. That new town was a place of many trees and few people for a number of years. But even after the trees were gone and the streets were lit nightly with oil lamps, people walked to get from place to place. The residents of Columbus walked to church, and to school and to the shops that extended south from Statehouse Square toward Main Street. Even after the Ohio Canal and the National Road arrived in Columbus in the early 1830s, it remained a walking city. A ride on the canal or along the National Road was expensive and most people simply did not have that kind of money. Because most cities, like Columbus, were walking cities, there was little inclination to reside anywhere other than close to downtown. So that is what most people did until well after the end of the Civil War in 1865. But it was during the war that the new age was foretold. The first streetcar appeared on High Street in 1863 in the middle of the Civil War. It seemed to be a good time for this kind of innovation. The small town of 18,000 people had suddenly become the home of thousands of Union troops at nearby Camp Chase on the West Side of the city. It was a good time to grow a business in central Ohio. A lot of people did just that, and Columbus became a rather big city in the years after the war. It was in those years that Columbus became a “streetcar city” as well. That one lonely streetcar moving up and down High Street pulled by two overworked horses soon was succeeded by a number of streetcar companies. Each served a different part of town and each wound its way through its own particular part of the city, eventually ending up somewhere near the center of things that came to be called “downtown.” It is interesting to note that until well after the Civil War, no one really talked about a downtown Columbus. The place was such a small town that no one part of it was more central than another. The streetcars changed all that. They permitted people to live one, two and even three miles from the center of the city in new, mostly residential “streetcar suburbs.” These suburbs were few in number at first because riding on a slow-moving streetcar that was hot in the summer and cold in the winter was not all that pleasant. But all of that changed in the early 1890s when the streetcars became electrified. Now the big new streetcars — heated in the winter and moving fast enough to be cool in the summer — took the new middle class of Columbus to new homes in new neighborhoods sev-


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eral miles from the center of the city. All the streetcar suburbs were soon superseded by whole new groups of suburban communities based around the automobile. To this day, it is not all that hard to see the difference between the streetcar suburbs and the automobile suburbs that followed them. Look at the houses along Neil Avenue just north of Goodale. This is a classic streetcar suburb. The large houses of elaborate design and décor are spaced quite close to one another along the broad and spacious avenue. This was a street that once carried not just one but two streetcar tracks in its center. In its heyday, the fashionable middle class who lived in these houses left their nice homes in the morning and boarded a nearby streetcar to travel to work or play in the central city. By the 1920s, thanks to Henry Ford, the automobile, once a toy of the rich, had become the belonging of much of the rest of America. A whole new class of automobile suburbs was built four, five and six miles from the downtown. We can find them easily today in Clintonville, on the Hilltop and on the East and South sides of the city. The houses are still quite close together. But now one can find driveways as well, lead-

ing to small garages behind the houses. It is almost as if people felt the obligation to hide the cars that had brought them to suburban enjoyment. But these new 1920s suburbs did have one important amenity: sidewalks. Even if a person were forced to use a car to get to suburbia, it was expected that one would walk after arriving there. Even this expectation was put aside after World War II. The 16-million men who came home after the war were looking for cars, wives and a place to live — usually in that order. The GI Bill of Rights helped them importantly in the latter by providing inexpensive home loans. The new subdivisions built after the war were significantly different than the neighborhoods built in the 1920s and 1930s. The houses were very much like one another and featured prominent garages facing the street. And most of these new developments had no sidewalks. If one was going to walk, one went someplace else to do it. In less than two generations, we had changed from a people who walked everywhere to a people who hardly walked anywhere. By the 1990s, it was becoming

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Zonta Club honors CWHS student The Zonta Club of Columbus honored 12 area high school students for their excellence in academics, leadership and service to their school and community. Among those receiving Zonta’s Outstanding Young Women in Central Ohio Awards was Hannah Long-Higgins from Canal Winchester High School. Central Ohio high schools nominate one outstanding young woman to represent the school for the awards. Applicants submit and participate in a multi-faceted application process. Zonta International is a service organization working to advance the status of woman through service and advocacy.

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Fairfield County garden store seeks variance for seasonal operation By NATE ELLIS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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A grounds-maintenance and garden supply store with roots in Fairfield County is seeking to branch out in Pickerington. Pickerington City Council, unanimously approved a variance on Tuesday, March 15to allow Keller Farms Landscape and Nursery to open a seasonal gardening store off Hill Road North, directly opposite Town Square Drive. Company officials said the store would consist of an approximately 100-foot by 20-foot “hoop house and shade cover” — or greenhouse — and would offer plants and some specialty gardening items. Doris Marcus, a Keller Farms supervisor, said company owner Bernie Fleming lives Pickerington and wants to expand his business, at least seasonally, to his local community. She said the Pickerington location would serve as a satellite to a large greenhouse and garden center Keller Farms operates at 6470 Lithopolis Road in Carroll. “He wanted to do something that would

Pickerington City Council, unanimously approved a variance on Tuesday, March 15to allow Keller Farms Landscape and Nursery to open a seasonal gardening store off Hill Road North, directly opposite Town Square Drive.

really benefit the people of Pickerington,” Marcus said. “It’s all temporary and it would allow the people … to just pull in and pick up last-minute items. It’s not going to be a full-scale garden center.” If the business is well-received, she said the company would seek to operate it seasonally on an annual basis. Marcus and city officials said the variance is needed so Keller Farms can operate the satellite greenhouse this year. If the company were forced to go through a typical permitting process, it likely would take up to six months, city manager Bill

Vance said. “They were looking for flexibility to initiate this business in 2011,” Vance said. “We did not have any significant concerns with their development proposal.” City council must pass two additional readings of the legislation in order to provide the variance before Keller Farms can proceed. Those actions are expected to take place next month. If all goes as planned, and if central Ohio experiences a mild spring, Marcus said, the company hopes to open the Pickerington store in conjunction with its Lithopolis store’s April 30 open house sale. “We would open at the end of April or beginning of May, depending on weather,” she said. “We are going to be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and then on Sundays we’d probably be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.” Under the terms of the proposed variance, Keller Farms would be permitted to operate the Pickerington store through Oct. 15.

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Memories abound from state tourney When the final seconds tick off the clock on Saturday, March 26, at the Division I state boys basketball tournament at Ohio State, it will complete 60 years for me of watching tournament basketball in Ohio. My dad took me to see Columbus Aquinas play in a quarterfiLARRY nal of the 1952 tournaLARSON ment in the Fairgrounds Coliseum, and it has been a six-decade joyride since. But with my move to California this summer, this could be my last final four for a while. So here is my chance to share some of my greatest memories along with my list of the five greatest tournament games I’ve witnessed. Before we hit the top-five list, let’s just say that mine has been a lifetime of thrills in the venues of high school basketball. I have been privileged to witness some of the greatest individuals who played the sport, like Jerry Lucas, Clark Kellogg and LeBron James. I had the chance to see great central Ohio players beginning with Columbus South’s Frank Howard and Marion-Franklin’s Herb Williams. I saw the electric Todd Penn of Linden-McKinley, Jerry Francis Sr., who played for Columbus West, and Jerry Francis Jr., who played for Columbus Wehrle. I watched the wonderful Eddie Ratliff and his teammates lead Columbus East to consecutive state titles in 1968 and 1969. I saw girls basketball begin and develop and, along the way, got to see Logan’s Katie Smith and Pickerington coach Dave Butcher forever eliminate any doubt about how good girls can play this sport. I got to see a flouncy haired Dale Lambert light up the Fairgrounds with his shooting in the ’60s and Mount Vernon’s Scott Dapprich light up the Fairgrounds in the ’90s. I saw great teams and unheralded teams win state championships, but the common thread through 60 years has been the incredible efforts put forth by these young people. Here is a list of my five favorite games that I was lucky enough to see. As usual, I rank them in reverse order, No. 5 through my No. 1. 5 — East vs. Cleveland St. Joseph, 1979 Class AAA boys state final: St. Joseph was the favorite to win the title and after East won its semifinal over Akron Central-Hower, it lost a starter to an injury. But on state championship Saturday, East was more than brilliant. East took a 26-13 lead after the first quarter and expanded it to 5426 at halftime. Kellogg tried to rally St. Joe’s with a 51-point performance, but the day belonged to East in one of the best team performances the state has seen. 4 — Pickerington vs. Logan, 1992 Division I girls state final:

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Senior 1B/DH Jordan Boggs is one of six returning starters for the Canal Winchester baseball team, which opens Tuesday, March 29, at DeSales under first-year coach Jay Bartos.

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Baseball team will play ‘small’ By AARON BLANKENSHIP


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First-year Canal Winchester High School baseball coach Jay Bartos feels like his team has a more powerful lineup than it had the previous five years when he was part of the program as an assistant coach. Nevertheless, Bartos isn’t planning on abandoning the small-ball style of offense that former coach Jason Vest utilized during his three-year tenure before stepping down last summer for personal reasons. The Indians finished 21-6 overall last season after losing to Hartley 6-5 in a Division II district semifinal. “Just like Jason’s teams of the past, we’re going to play small ball,” said Bartos, whose team opens Tuesday, March 29, at DeSales. “Small ball is a lost art in the era of steroid baseball, but when we went to the state final (in 2008), we bunted probably 20 percent of the time to get there. We have some power and we’re going to use it when the situation calls for it, but we’re going to try to make those styles mix. If we do that successfully, we’ll be in great shape.” The Indians return six starters in seniors Drew Black (SS/P), Jordan Boggs (1B/DH), Garrett Brown (LF), Tim Hawkins (RF), Trey Kiser (3B/P) and Derrick Petruskevich (C). Senior Dustin Williamson and junior David Hawkins are vying to start at second base and junior Zach Petty will make some starts at first base. Black is expected to be the See LARSON, page B2 Indians’ No. 1 pitcher. Junior

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Sophomore Kaleigh Whitlatch is among several players vying for starting positions for the Indians softball team, which opens Wednesday, March 30, at Ready.

Chris Angle and Kiser are competing for the No. 2 pitcher slot and junior left-hander Connor Kaib is expected to see significant time on the mound as well. Rounding out the team are senior Chaz Palmer (OF) and juniors Zach Petty (1B/P), John Sharp (OF/P) and Alex Yantis (OF/P). “Our top three pitchers are really good and we’ve got some good defensive players, too,” Bartos said. The Indians tied Circleville for first in the MSL-Buckeye Division last season at 11-3,

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ahead of Bloom-Carroll (9-5), Logan Elm (9-5), Hamilton Township (6-8), Fairfield Union (4-10), Amanda-Clearcreek (311) and Teays Valley (3-11). Seeded third for the district tournament, Canal Winchester had a first-round bye and defeated London 11-10 in the second round before getting upset by fifth-seeded Hartley. The Indians had reached the state final in 2008 and a state semifinal in 2009. “It’s hard not to shoot for the goals of winning our conference and district every year after

doing so well in 2008 and 2009,” Bartos said. “As long as we can get this team to hit, the recipe to go far in the tournament is there, because we have the pitching and defense to get it done.” •The softball team features six returning starters in seniors Mariah Bonner (C), Andrea Peer (1B) and Emily Wynkoop (OF), and juniors Lauren Arndt (P), Angela Steube (3B) and Morgan White (SS). White was second-team allSee INDIANS, page B2

BASEBALL March 29 — at DeSales March 31 — vs. Independence *April 1 — vs. Hamilton Township April 2 — at Olentangy Orange (DH) *April 4 — at Amanda-Clearcreek *April 6 — vs. Bloom-Carroll *April 8 — vs. Circleville April 9 — at Granville (DH) *April 11 — at Fairfield Union *April 13 — at Teays Valley *April 15 — vs. Logan Elm *April 18 — at Hamilton Township *April 20 — vs. Amanda-Clearcreek *April 21 — at Bloom-Carroll *April 25 — at Circleville April 26 — at Pickerington Central *April 27 — vs. Fairfield Union *April 29 — vs. Teays Valley April 30 — vs. Logan (DH) *May 2 — at Logan Elm May 3 — at Sparta Highland May 5 — at Hartley May 7 — vs. Mount Vernon (DH) SOFTBALL March 30 — at Ready March 31 — vs. Central Crossing *April 1 — vs. Hamilton Township April 2 — at DeSales with Granville *April 4 — at Amanda-Clearcreek *April 6 — vs. Bloom-Carroll *April 8 — vs. Circleville April 9 — at Hartley with New Albany *April 11 — at Fairfield Union *April 13 — at Teays Valley *April 14 — vs. Logan Elm April 16 — at Watkins Memorial *April 18 — at Hamilton Township *April 20 — vs. Amanda-Clearcreek *April 21 — at Bloom-Carroll *April 25 — at Circleville *April 27 — vs. Fairfield Union *April 29 — vs. Teays Valley April 29 — Columbia Station Columbia in Centennial Stellar Classic at Ohio State April 30 — vs. Minerva and Strasburg Franklin in Stellar Classic *May 2 — at Logan Elm May 7 — at Dublin Coffman with Liberty Union *MSL-Buckeye game

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Africentric’s Ferguson named Super 12 captain By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Raven Ferguson feels like she has been playing on the Africentric Early College girls basketball team “her whole life.” Opponents probably feel the same about the senior standout and captain of the ThisWeek Super 12 girls basketball team. After becoming a starter as a freshman, Ferguson helped the Nubians go 89-15 overall, 56-0 against City LeagueSouth Division opponents and win four district championships. This season, Ferguson was the Division III district Player of the Year while leading Africentric to a regional runner-up finish. “It will be weird to go to the games next year, but it’s just time for me to move on to bigger things,” Ferguson said. Next season, she’ll be a freshman at Ohio State. “Africentric has made me a lot more confident off the court and on the court,” she said. “I’ll be going in to try to play, and I think I’ll have a chance to start. (Africentric) coach (Will) McKinney always says that defense is about pride, about not letting your person score on you. He always tells us that at the next level, that’s how you get on the court. I’m still trying to improve and be better.” With Ferguson joining their lineup in 2007-08, the Nubians went 25-2 and lost in the Division IV state final. In 2008-09, they went 23-4 and won the

For bios and pictures of all Super 12 first-team selections, please visit: state title as Ferguson made Super 12 honorable mention. A year ago, Africentric moved up to Division III and lost in a regional semifinal to finish 19-6. Ferguson made first-team all-district and Super 12 as she averaged 23 points, six rebounds, 3.5 assists and four steals. With Ferguson leading the way this season, the Nubians beat Northland 60-52 on Feb. 12 for their third City title in four years and Columbus School for Girls 74-45 on March 5 for a district title. Africentric’s season ended with a 56-50 loss to Fort Recovery in a regional final March 12. Africentric went 22-3 as Ferguson averaged 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists. She also was selected first-team all-state and was the state’s Co-Player of the Year with Ally Malott of Middletown Madison. She finished with 1,739 career points. “Raven is clearly Miss Basketball for the state of Ohio,” McKinney said. “I think the kid from Twinsburg (Malina Howard) is nice, but Raven Ferguson, when you look at the whole body of work, is deserving.” •OTHER FIRST-TEAMERS — Taylor Agler (Olentangy Orange, So., guard), Destini Cooper (Reynolds-

burg, So., center), Symone Denham (Northland, Jr., guard), Kavunaa Edwards (Pickerington North, Sr., center), Travecia Franklin (Brookhaven, Sr., guard), Caitlin Kusan (Westerville North, Sr., forward), Tiyona Marshall (Gahanna, Sr., guard), Alexis Peterson (Northland, So., guard), Tabatha Piper (Big Walnut, Sr., guard), Meredith Strangers (Dublin Coffman, Sr., guard) and Aliyah Zantt (Reynoldsburg, Jr., guard). •HONORABLE MENTION — Ashley Bassett-Smith (Orange, Jr., center), Paige Cashin (Newark, So., center), Mary Corbett (Upper Arlington, Sr., guard), Frannie Frazier (Thomas Worthington, So., forward), Jasmine Henshaw (Pickerington Central, Jr., forward), Alana Lassiter (Columbus East, Jr., center), Morgan Neighbors (Westerville South, Jr., guard), Bailey Pierron (Hilliard Bradley, Sr., guard), Shelby Olszewski (Pickerington North, Sr., guard), Chelsey Radcliff (Eastmoor Academy, Sr., forward), Kellie Roudabush (Bradley, Sr., guard), Jelicia Shelton (Bexley, Sr., guard), Enri Small (Columbus School for Girls, Sr., forward), Tajanee Wells (Eastmoor Academy, So., center) and Brooke Zwayer (Olentangy, So., forward). •PAST CAPTAINS — New Albany’s Hannah Robertson (2010), Pickerington Central’s Emilee Harmon (2009), Eastmoor’s Ayana Dunning (2008), Dublin Scioto’s Crystal Murdaugh (2007), Pickerington Central’s Stephanie Stevens (2006), Mifflin’s Marshae Dotson (2005), Pickerington North’s Marscilla Packer (2004, 2002),

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Raven Ferguson of Africentric averaged 19 points and eight rebounds in earning Super 12 captain honors.

Brookhaven’s Brittany Hunter (2003), Grove City’s Charisse Crews (200001), Pickerington’s LaToya Turner (1998-99), Pickerington’s Tamara Stocks (1997), Brookhaven’s Helen

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league a year ago. Rounding out the team and competing for playing time at multiple positions are junior Samantha Knode, sophomores Hannah Barnhart, Maygan Beeler, Alyxis Moore, Evie Wentzel and Kaleigh Whitlatch, and freshman Mariah Rock. “This is the first time I’ve ever had to deal with having only one pitcher,” said 11thyear coach Randy Hinton, whose squad finished 20-8 overall a year ago. “In past years, I like to have our starter pitch four or five innings and then have our second pitcher finish games. Lauren’s a good pitcher and I think she’s ready to take on the responsibility of pitching every game, but we need to be prepared to have a lot more support for our pitcher, both offensively and defensively.” Canal Winchester tied Circleville for third in the MSLBuckeye Division last season at 9-5, behind Teays Valley (131) and Logan Elm (11-3), and ahead of Bloom-Carroll (8-6), Amanda-Clearcreek (3-11), Fairfield Union (3-11) and Hamilton Township (0-14). Seeded third, the Indians opened the Division II district tournament with a 20-0 win over Columbus South in the second round and beat seventhseeded Licking Valley 7-2 in a semifinal before losing to second-seeded Lakewood 8-0 in a final. “We went to the regional final and lost two years ago, and we

Girls basketball in Ohio arrived at the top of the mountain when these two powers met before a sold out St. John Arena. Pickerington won 53-46 in a game in which Smith and Butcher would establish their legacies. 3 — Linden vs. Barberton, 1977 Class AAA boys state final: This game lived up to expectations. Linden had won the state title in 1975, Barberton had won in 1976 and they were 1-2 in the polls in 1977. Barberton led by two entering the final quarter, but Penn and Sterling Williams of Linden led a fourth-quarter charge that gave the Panthers an 80-74 victory. 2 — Centerburg vs. Worthington Christian, 1995 Division IV boys district final: The greatest game I’ve seen at the Fairgrounds. Be- Larry Larson is a former athletics director at fore an overflow crowd, these small schools bat- Grandview High School. He can be heard as tled through four quarters and an overtime be- “Mr. High School Sports” on WTVN 610 AM.


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fore Jeremy Hubbard hit a 25-foot shot to give Centerburg the win. It was high school basketball at its greatest. 1 — Columbus North vs. Middletown, 1958 boys Class AA boys state semifinal: The greatest sports event I have attended. Middletown, led by Lucas, had gone 76 games without losing and had won two state titles. But North hung tough, and when Eddie Clark made a running shot with 4 seconds left, the Polar Bears had achieved the biggest upset in Ohio high school basketball history. It still is today. I can even take you to St. John Arena and show you where I sat. Enjoy this state tournament. I hope to say hi to you at Ohio State. I’ll see you at a game.

Trey Kiser of the Indians delivers a pitch last season. Kiser is the returning starter at third base.

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The Beat Arts, eats and fun in central Ohio near the end of Ravel’s career. The programs also include works by fellow French composer Olivier Messiaen and Russian By Jim Fischer composers Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev (Chi guests on his Piano Concerto No. 1). Tickets are $20.50-$66.50. Call Contemporary Christian hit- (614) 228-8600. 1 makers Third Day and Tenth Avenue North are on the Testing and pushing the road together, offering up a show 3 boundaries of what can muwhose set list will read like the sically be accomplished by the Billboard CCM chart of any time human voice has resulted in a new in the past few years. wave of popularity for a cappelMasters of pop-oriented roots- la music. rock ’n’ roll, the two bands are The diversity of the form will joined by up-and-comer Trevor be on display at the second anMorgan on this tour, which stops nual Columbus A Cappella Fest at Grove City Church of the Sunday, March 26, at 2 and 8 p.m. Nazarene Friday, March 25. at the Lincoln Theatre. Tickets are $25-$30. Call 1Headlined by The Groove800-965-2551. Barbers (featuring three members of the pioneering modern a 2 Pianist Katherine Chi is a cappella group Rockapella, ingifted performer, a great ad- cluding Bexley resident Steve dition to any orchestral program, Keyes), the conbut she’s not likecerts will also fealy to be the highture the Scioto light of the SaturValley Chorus, day and Sunday, Check out The Beat’s story on- Bellissima of March 26-27, pro- line about InnerVersion, a trio Columbus Chilgrams of the of young musicians from the dren’s Choir, The Columbus SymOhio State School for the Blind. Grace Notes from phony OrchesColumbus School tra. for Girls, Test of Time from the It’s no secret The Beat likes Singing Buckeyes Barbershop when repertoire is the star, and Chorus and the Eastmoor Acadany program with Ravel’s Bolero emy Mixed Ensemble. is likely to be thus. It’s a masterTickets are $15-$20. Call (614) ful work full of passion, composed 469-0939.


Wakeling has been 4 Dave at this pop-music thing for 30 years. He’s been the creative force behind two of Britain’s top pop acts of the ’80s in The English Beat and General Public, which resulted in a bevy of hit songs, including Save It For Later, Mirror in the Bathroom (former) and Tenderness (latter). He still loves playing those songs, but he has no interest in a nostalgia show. Following a handful of years in which he had an on-again-off-again relationship with making music, he’s back at it full-time and enjoying the heck out of himself. “Those catalog songs, I go almost on muscle memory with them, so I’ve got way more interaction with the audience, which turns out to be what I’ve been searching for for 30 years,” Wakeling told The Beat. He also fully recognizes the pros and cons of having an extensive catalog of tunes people want to hear. “No matter what, people will be saying, ‘They’re playing our song,’” he said, chuckling. “But you also know that no matter which songs you do and which you have to leave out, you’ll have someone ask, ‘Why didn’t you do such-and-such a song?’” He’s also writing and playing new songs and has the same jovial and serious relationship with them as with the “old” songs. “You can tell when you play a new song, people don’t want to act like they don’t know it, and no one is telling,” Wakeling joked. “It’s part of the ego of writing songs to play them and see how people react,” he added in

Carrabba was both band of the greatest friends. 5 Chris practical and esoteric in de- They’re better musicians than I

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a moment of seriousness. “I’m in the second half of my songwriting career. I’m working in more of an immediate sense -instead of making wine, I’m making brandy. That kind of naivete is charming for an old curmudgeon.” Of the heady Brit-pop ’80s which he helped dominate, Wakeling is equally thoughtful. “Everyone was incredibly pragmatic,” he said. “The anger of punk had passed, but punk had blown up all the buildings and we got to operate in the dust and smoke afterward.” The English Beat was at the forefront of the second wave or two-tone ska movement, which he said was intended as a “hybrid of the adrenaline of punk and the backbeat of reggae.” “We wanted both light and dark, to be either the first party of a brand new world or the last chance before it was all gone,” Wakeling said. “Thirty years later, not much has changed.” See? No need for a nostalgia show. ■ For more from The Beat’s interview with Dave Wakeling, read the BeatBlog at

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scribing the perceived dual nature am, and they believe in the songs of his band, Dashboard Confes- and make them theirs.” sional. With DC meaning either Chris “I’m always in it,” he laughed. Carrabba or Chris Carrabba and In the midst of a tour marking friends, the rest lies just in makthe 10th anniversary of DC’s first ing songs, which the band has record, The Swiss Army Romance, done — six records’ worth. Carrabba offered some clarity into For the Swiss Army anniversary why this band sometimes only tour, Carrabba is on the road has one member. acoustic-style. The songs on Swiss Army were “That’s how it was at the bewritten while ginning,” he Carrabba was said. “I just in Further had a bandSeems Forsounding ever, and name.” were never Got it? intended to Carrabba be recorded, admitted he let alone reknew the leased. anniversary “I wrote was comthose songs ing up, and for myself, considered for the exera special cise (of writtour to ing),” Carrab- Dashboard Confessional will play the mark the ba told The Newport Music Hall Tuesday, March occasion, but Beat. thought “it 29. Tickets are $24.99-$28. Call 1T h a t 800-745-3000. would be Carrabba too garish. chose a “band name” for his side ‘Let’s go out and celebrate me!’” project rather than using his own “It never occurred to me that name was a recognition that he (the anniversary) would hold some was going to have two records import to (fans),” he said, but the coming out at the same time, and question kept coming up. Was he he realized he might have to make going to do anything for the ana decision about which direction niversary? he would pursue. “I realize that it’s a collective “Further was my band. We had — that the songs and records are a record coming out. But our abil- as much theirs as they are mine,” ity to get along kind of crumbled Carrabba said. “So I embarked at the time,” he said. “It’s a shame with a bit of trepidation, which looking back, but things happen immediately washed away befor a reason.” cause of the fans.” Dashboard Confessional has since featured Carrabba solo and ■ For more from The Beat’s acoustic as well as a full band. interview with Chris Carrab“Sometimes the songs call for ba of Dashboard Confessional, a fuller arrangement,” he ex- read the BeatBlog at plained. “I’ve got this incredible

Talita’s legend is alive and well in Grove City “The food hasn’t changed a bit,” yelled a lady from the middle of a long dining room to its front counter. “Nope, that’s the only way I know how to make it,” replied a grinning Frank Prince, the longtime proprietor and head cook at the Grove City Talita’s. What can you say about Talita’s? Love it or hate it — and most people I know have a soft spot for it — you cannot deny it’s evocative of a Columbus that barely exists any more. Because when the first Talita’s opened in town back in the ’60s, it truly was a pioneering Mexican-ish restaurant. So when the last Talita’s in Columbus closed a few years ago, it really did signal the end of an era. Now if you want a taste of Talita’s “authentic Brownsville-style Tex-Mex cuisine” you have to get yourself to Grove City. But you’ll be getting more than just Talita’s “famous” food. Operational for about 14 years, the Grove City Talita’s is a unique-looking place. Cluttered wall-to-wall with Mexi-


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by G.A. Benton kitsch plus shrines to the Buckeyes and, especially, the military, it looks more like a VFW hall than a restaurant. So there are military Ken and Barbie dolls, fields of flags, a “Sands of Iwo Jima” movie poster and a long rack of every U.S. military uniform you could possibly think of. And believe me, I’m only scratching the surface here. Foodwise, a friend once succinctly summed up Talita’s general approach to assembling menu items as “the threepot theory.” In one pot is seasoned ground beef; in another, refried beans; the third holds a paprika-powered enchilada sauce. Now just add cheese and/or onions and/or some sort of tortilla and bingo! there’s most of the menu. Of course you’ve gotta start off with that beloved Talita’s classic, the Corn

surprisingly, and probably nostalgically, satisfying. Ditto for Talita’s Tex-Mex Chili with Cheese ($2.85) — a rib-sticking hybrid of refried beans and zingy chili. I also enjoyed the simplicity of the Avocado Dip with Chips ($5.45). Not By Daniel Sohner/ThisWeek quite guacamole, it’s barely smashed avocado with salt, onion and lime. Two chicken enchiladas with beans My favorite entrees were actually and rice and a corn nacho with ones that veered away from ground jalapeños at Talita’s. beef — like the Two Chicken EnchiNacho ($1). It’s just a crispy fried tor- ladas with Beans and Rice ($8.45). I tilla with a blanket of melted cheddar thought the pulled, stewy poultry worked cheese plus pickled jalapenos, but it’s nicely with Talita’s enchilada sauce. As

for the sides — the refried beans were super heavy and the oregano and tomato-flavored rice was kinda gummy. I’d also recommend the Shredded Beef Taster Dinner ($9). It uses good, juicy and homey pot roast in the usual Talita’s ways. There’s also an “Italian menu” you must ask for if you want it. From that document, I’d go with the Baked Pasta Dinner ($10) — thin spaghetti, meatballs (good, tender), sausage (fennelseeded) and red sauce (rich, longcooked) topped with melted provolone. As I left with most of that giant combo in tow, Frank Prince — who doesn’t know me — said goodbye like I was a cherished old friend. I suppose that’s the only way he knows how to do it. To read G.A. Benton’s blog, visit

Matt the Miller’s latest addition to Grandview Avenue Undaunted by an uncertain economy, Craig Barnum has chosen the crowded Grandview Avenue market as the location for his new restaurant. Matt the Miller’s, a casual brand he wants to expand regionally, opens March 28 in a new building along the popular commercial corridor. Barnum’s restaurant is part of a new mixed-use development that

replaces a buildi n g badly damaged by a fire in 2009. He said the menu is identical to the original Matt the Miller’s, which opened in October 2008 in Dublin. The floor plan is slightly smaller — 500 square feet small-

er than the 5,000-square-foot Dublin space — and there are a few different design elements, such as retractable windows in the bar area and a semi-open kitchen. But he didn’t hold back on furnishings, he said, from the artisan light fixtures and booths, plush carpeting, stone accents and custom-made beer towers. The goal is to create a laid-back environment that appeals to a wide

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Craig Barnum will be opening a Matt the Miller’s Tavern at 1400 Grandview Ave. It is the second central Ohio location for the restaurant.

range of diners. Entrees are generally priced between $15 and $28, with certified Angus steaks accounting for the more expensive dishes. There will be numerous styles of flatbreads, which are among the more popular choices in Dublin. The place will offer 26 beers, mostly micro-brews, on tap, and about 75 wines from around the globe. Brian McCafferty, the chef in Dublin, will move to the new location, 1400 Grandview Ave. Grandview Avenue is home to several high-profile restaurants, including Z Cucina, Spagio and Shoku, not to mention Third & Hollywood, which is right around the corner. Plus, there are a number of casual spots — such as Mazah, Aladdin’s Eatery, Grandview Café, Figlio and Vino Vino — in a relatively short stretch of roadway. So in short, there’s no shortage of places to eat. Barnum said restaurants build off of each other, creating a solid reputation for the destination district. “I like the fact there have been so many successful restaurants here,” he said. “We just want to blend in.” Local retail analyst Chris Boring agrees. “I think overall it’s a good thing,” he said. “I think when it comes to

restaurants, people choose a gen- harder,” he said of the economy. eral location first and then they “It’s made us market our brand choose a restaurant within that lo- harder. It’s made us look at procation, so it’s going to help Grand- ducing a better value for our cusview Avenue make the first cut.” tomers.” Of course, parking issues have Barnum said he plans to open been a gripe of consumers for one more Matt the Miller’s localyears. Barnum doesn’t see that as ly and then look to nearby mara problem, either. kets, such as Cincinnati, Indi“I think people going to Grand- anapolis and Cleveland. view expect to park and walk,” he The restaurant is open for lunch said. “Parking is what it is.” and dinner daily. For more inforStill, Matt the Miller’s will offer mation, call 614-754-1026. complimentary valet parking during dinner service Tuesday through Saturday. Every time the economy looks to be making progress, it ■ Don’t forget to sign up for the free Food seems to retract, fos- & Wine e-newsletter, which offers restautering hesitation rant news, reviews, dietary advice, and among restaurateurs. beer and wine recommendations. Visit Barnum said he’s not worried: Strong op- for details. erators endure bear markets. Recipe of the week He points to his Dublin store, which replaced the defunct Burgundy Room. The original Matt the Miller’s has confusing access, poor visibility and little frontal signage. Yet there was a double-digit increase in sales over the previous year. Kobacha squash soup, courtesy of David “It’s made us work MacLennan of Latitude 41.

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