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School using math-intervention program By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers Some local second- and third-graders are part of a math-intervention program that is getting results. “We’ve seen a great deal of growth in our students,” said Robin Ryan, 2-3 principal. Ryan told the New Albany-Plain Local school board March 21 that her school

identified students who needed extra help in math and started a new intervention program to help them learn some of the basic skills they are missing. “We’re finding a lot of them are lacking in the underlying core skills, such as writing the numbers and saying the numbers,” said Jenny Wielinski, math support and literacy specialist for grades 2-5. “Without that foundation, they struggle.”

An academic achievement report made in October by director of teaching learning Madeline Partlow recommended monitoring the success of math education in the elementary school. Trends in achievement scores indicated, among other things, that the district needed to improve math scores for multiple subgroups of the student population, including students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students.

The information was included in the state report card released by Ohio Department of Education, on which the district scored the highest possible grade: “excellent with distinction.” Ryan said the district has been using an “everyday math” style of teaching for the last four to five years. Wielinski said content can move fast and if students are lacking some basic math skills, they may not be able to fully

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By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers New Albany officials say the village might be less affected by the potential cut of local government funds than other municipalities in central Ohio. “The local government fund is not as significant a contribution to our general fund as some of the older communities,” village administrator Joseph Stefanov said. Plain Township officials also do not anticipate a significant impact from the potential cuts, while the New Albany-Plain Local School District is awaiting more concrete information. According to Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget, the Local Government Fund would be cut from $665-million in the 2011 budget to $339million in 2013, almost a 50-percent decrease. In a letter included with the state budget, Kasich wrote that the budget “closes an $8-billion structural imbalance while preserving the $800-million, two-year income-tax cut that went into effect on Jan. 1.” Stefanov said New Albany receives $100,000 annually in local-government funds. Kasich’s budget reduces the allocation amount by 25 percent in 2012. “Out of our $9-million budget, that would re-

New village center zoning code under consideration By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers A new zoning code proposed for the New Albany village center would change the way the area is zoned to promote it “as the heart of the community,” said Kathryn Meyer, deputy director of community development. The code — named the Urban Center Code — differs from traditional zoning codes in that it emphasizes building form, massing and relationship to the street and existing buildings, instead of emphasizing land uses. See ZONING CODE, page A9

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(Above) Beth Weeber picks out a bowl during “Family Clay Night” to support the Empty Bowls campaign to fight hunger at New Albany Middle School on March 17. (At right) Waverly (left) and Rosina Kim eat from the bowls they selected. Students and their familes created the bowls used for the event Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.

Officials from New Albany Parks and Recreation have been talking to local governments about Issue 8, a 1-mill replacement levy that voters will see on the May 3 ballot. “The impetus for this is the current levy is over 11 years old,” Tim Sokol told Plain Township trustees March 16. “We’ve tripled our programming and quadrupled our land.” Sokol, who is the township’s appointee to the parks board, said several maintenance issues were brought to the parks board’s attention last year, which, in part, has prompted the need for the levy. “We need to respond to these concerns, improving the field surfaces, improving safety and improving with our growing population,” Sokol said. Dave Demers, one of New Albany’s appointees to the parks board, spoke to village council March 15. He said the parks board asked voters in 1999 for a 0.75-mill permanent levy and received it. Dave Wharton, the parks director, said when the district formed, the 0.75-mill levy helped the board add inventory and start a parks program. “We’ve grown into that budget,” he said. “We now require more to continue the services we provide.” Wharton said the current 0.75-mill levy generates $496,000 annually. With the increase to 1 mill, the levy would generate $922,000 annually for parks programs. Because of state law, Demers said, the current levy is being collected at an effective rate of 0.52 mill. House Bill 920, which went into effect in 1976, effectively freezes voted property millage at the dollar amount collected in the first year a levy goes into effect. As property values increase, the law mandates that the effective millage decrease. According to the parks board, the owner of a home valued at $400,000 currently pays $65.32 a year for the parks levy. That homeowner would pay $122.50 per year if the levy passes. New Albany Parks and Recreation is operated by the New Albany-Plain Local Joint Park District, which was formed by New Albany, Plain Township and the New Albany-Plain Local School District. Each entity appointed a representative to the parks board and the organization scheduled events and operated facilities within the school district’s boundaries. See LEVY REQUEST, page A8

Trustees want chief’s list of expected purchases By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers Plain Township trustees have asked township Fire Chief John Hoovler to provide them a list of purchases anticipated for 2011. “We need to get a list of all the things you’re going to purchase this year,” said trustee Dave Olmstead.

He said that would ensure the trustees could better plan their expenditures and understand them. The request came after Hoovler asked for $40,218.80 to purchase seven mobile radios and five walkietalkies from Motorola. Hoovler said Motorola has a special offer in which the township can save $350 on each radio and $400 off

each walkie-talkie if purchased before March 21. He said the purchase already was planned as part of the department’s potential capital expenditures for 2011. Hoovler’s total capital budget for 2011 is $100,000. The current radios also are not compatible with the statewide emergency frequency, which allows contact be-


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understand the concepts being explained. She said she tells the students in intervention that it’s like a “math vitamin” that will help them with their math homework. The students chosen for intervention work in small groups with one of the building’s three math specialists two times a week. Wielinski said the spe-

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Group tries to gauge interest in community garden By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers A local group is working to establish a community garden where residents could lease a garden plot and grow their own food. Healthy New Albany, a nonprofit organization formed through the New Albany Community Foundation to promote health and wellness initiatives in the village, has created a community garden committee to oversee the effort. Organizers currently are trying to determine the best location for the garden. “We need to find a permanent location for a community garden,” said

Suzanne Lucas, one of the garden organizers. “We have a survey to gauge community interest and the response has been good so far.” The survey may be accessed on Healthy New Albany’s Facebook page. A garden was plotted last year at the Plain Township Fire Station on Johnstown Road. New Albany Village Council on March 15 approved a spot for a potential garden behind New Albany Village Hall. Lucas said committee members also have talked about a garden at Bevelhymer Park in northern Plain Township. Lucas said the location would be determined through the survey.

“Size, use, theme, composition and permanent location site of the community garden will be dictated by the community’s response to this survey,” she said. “We need to figure out what the community wants, if they want a centralized location, if they want to be close to a park or close to the schools and we need to determine what the community will sustain.” Village administrator Joseph Stefanov told village council March 15 the property behind Village Hall is centrally located. It also has parking and access to water. He said the committee has looked at putting in raised beds, which could be moved if the village ever develops a park

PROPOSED BUDGET Continued from page A1 duce our revenue by $25,000,” Stefanov said. “The impact on the village is not going to be as great as it would be on some other communities.” Mayor Nancy Ferguson mentioned the issue during the March 15 village council meeting. “Any reduction is significant in our budget because it’s kind of tight,” she said. New Albany’s 2011 generalfund budget was reduced by $90,000 because of potential revenue projections. The 2011 budget limits the growth in expenditures to 1 percent between 2011 and 2014. It estimates revenues would increase by 11 percent in 2011 and 2012 but only 4 percent in 2013 and 2014. The village gets the majority of its revenue from income taxes. When village council passed the 2011 budget in December, Stefanov said, the hope was that if the village could cut expenses and increase revenues even slight-

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ly, it could begin restoring the carryover balance in the general fund by 2014. The village was able to increase its carryover balance when revenues exceeded expenditures in 2008. Since then, the village has had to dip into the carryover to balance the budget. As for Plain Township, administrator Ben Collins said the township anticipates it could lose 10 percent of its general fund revenue in the next two to five years, based on information released by the governor at this point. In 2010, the township’s general fund revenues were $1,536,793. Collins said the loss of local government funds is only 1.5 percent of the total budget. In 2010, the township received $111,469 in local government funds. Other revenue cuts the township must consider are the loss of estate taxes and tangible personal property tax. Collins said the estate tax does not generate much revenue. He said in 2010 the township received

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ARB says sign on new building must be changed By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers A sign posted on the New Albany Exchange building will have to be changed after a March 14 review by the New Albany Architectural Review Board. The sign, installed for one of the building’s new tenants, RJR Consulting, has a brown border with brown lettering and notched corners, village planner Michelle Murphy told the ARB. She said it is in compliance with the code but does not meet the recommendations made by a consultant working with the village. Since Skilken, the Columbus-based

retail-development company that developed the building, deferred sign concepts back to the village, Murphy said. New Albany contracted with a consultant who recommended black borders and lettering and straight corners on signs for the building tenants. The consultant also recommended the sign cover 100 percent of each business’frontage. The sign that was installed for RJR covers 75 percent of the frontage. Robert Keyes, sales manager of Signcom Inc., said after working five months with Skilken and the property owner to develop and hang a sign for RJR, he was shocked to learn that the sign required

ARB approval. He said once he learned of the approval, he submitted an application. He said the sign only differs slightly from the recommendations and the other tenants have approved that sign to use for their businesses. Becky Keglewitsch, vice president of leasing and development for Skilken, who did not attend the meeting, said the New Albany Exchange has eight tenants: RJR Consulting, PSee Solutions Computer Solutions, Franklin Research Group, Computek Warranty Inc., McHenry Advisers, Julian & Associates tax preparation service, Preferred Planning Services and Scriptbags LLC. The building is on

U.S. Route 62 just south of state Route 161. ARB member Alan Hinson said the village spent a year working on the sign code and his concern is approving a sign that is not within guidelines, which means all the signs on the building would be the same and not meet the guidelines. ARB member Randolph Pierce said approving the sign could set a precedent. “I don’t think this is a prudent way to begin (installing signs on the new building),” he said. Keyes said his company usually gets criteria for signs from the beginning but, he said, Skilken did not provide Sign-

com with any criteria for developing the sign. ARB members approved a motion for a certificate of appropriateness to change the sign lettering and border color to black, to remove the notched corners and to make the signs cover 100 percent of the business frontage. Keyes said he would take it to the tenants for review. In other business, the ARB approved a sign for 43 Third St. Building owner Brad Shockey said the sign was moved from Second Street to Third Street. Murphy said it complies with the code.

Artwork by four NAHS seniors chosen for governor’s exhibition By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers Four New Albany High School seniors are being recognized for their original artwork, which will be featured in the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. Two pieces created by Samantha Russell and Kellie Fitzgerald will be on display April 10 through May 12 at the Rhodes State Office Tower in downtown Columbus and two pieces created by Eileen Connor and Danny Miller will be on display May 7 at the Catacombs Gallery, 17 Buttles Ave., in the Short North. “They’re all wonderful kids,” said high school photography teacher Sam Robbins. Juliette Montague, a New Albany High School art teacher, said the students are all “imaginative, hard-working kids.” Montague said she asked the five students in her portfolio class to enter the competition and each submitted five pieces for review. Robbins also asked her students to submit work for the exhibition. Montague said four pieces made it to the regional exhibit. The two pieces that did not move onto the state exhibit are featured in the May 7 Short North

Gallery Hop. The other two, by Russell and Fitzgerald, were chosen to be part of the state exhibit at the Rhodes Tower. According to a release from the state, 12,000 pieces were submitted for this year’s exhibition and only 300 made it to the Rhodes Tower display. “Even if they just make the regionals it’s really good,” Montague said. “There’s a lot of work that’s submitted and they get a lot of exposure for that (from the displays).” Connor is the only one of the four who had a piece of artwork in the 2010 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition regional display. She entered an original painting of a car engine. She said she saw a fancy truck engine at night, lit from within with orange and blue lights, and took a picture of it before drawing it on a piece of wood and painting it. Russell’s piece in the Rhodes Tower is mixed media depicting a mermaid and fisherman, Montague said. By Lori Wince/ThisWeek Miller said his piece, too, is mixed media. He combined leather, plastic and tin to create what he (From left) New Albany High School seniors Kellie Fitzgerald, Danny Miller, Eileen Connor and called “Apocalypse,” featuring a druid walking Samantha Russell will be featured in the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. among the leather and tin background. See STUDENT ARTWORK, page A6


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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. 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 apparent that we had become a nation of people who needed more exercise. Fortunately, the people who manage our parks, both locally and regionally, have anticipated this need and provided us with a wonderful set of places to walk, run and even ride our bikes. All we have to do now is learn to use them.


Avenue north of Goodale. This is a classic streetcar suburb. The large houses of elaborate design and ED décor are spaced quite LENTZ 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, leading 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:

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PURCHASES Continued from page A1 fighters and administrators. Plain Township administrator Ben Collins said the radio purchase came up because of the special offer from the vendor. Ferguson said if the township had a list of purchases, it could approach other vendors and ask if there are other specials from which the township could benefit. Dudley said a complete list would be provided in the fire department’s master plan, which is being updated. The fire department recently had to make an unexpected purchase of two Life Pak monitordefibrillators for $47,796.60. Hoovler said the company that sells the defibrillators, Physio Control, alerted the township that it would discontinue support of the existing equipment within the next five years. Trustees approved the purchase Feb. 2 and the deal

included a savings of $8,000 for trading in the old units. Trustees also agreed Feb. 16 to purchase 10 sets of turnout gear from Phoenix Safety Outfitters for $21,166.50, but Hoovler said that, too, was a planned purchase under the budget. In other business, the trustees: • Approved a resolution to pay $3,421 to Physio Control for technical support of existing monitors and defibrillators through March 28, 2012. • Decided not to approve two funding requests made before invoices have been received from the companies. The requests were to pay Sutphen Corp. $100,000 for repairs to the fire department’s ladder truck and to pay All-American Fire Equipment up to $10,000 for repairs to the pump on Engine 122. • Requested a written record of invoices and payments for a project started in 2008. Emer-

gitech is claiming the township owes $4,485.35 for purchases made in 2008. Hoovler said that the township purchased software from Emergitech for the township’s dispatch center, which dispatches emergency calls for several townships in the area. The project included funding from all participating entities and a grant. Hoovler said Plain Township administered the grant and collected all money from participating entities, but one bill was not paid, according to Emergitech. He said Emergitech sent an invoice for the funds on Aug. 11, 2008. The company then resubmitted an invoice for the same amount on April 30, 2010. Ferguson requested copies of all payments related to the project. Olmstead said the township must make sure it has surveyed all records before paying a request for a bill as old the one in question.







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LEVY REQUEST Continued from page A1 New Albany Parks and Recreation has grown to include programming for 3,700 participants annually and operates three park complexes in northern Plain Township. Wharton said part of the fieldmaintenance issue Sokol mentioned has to do with proper fertilization and seeding. Not all of the district-operated fields are irrigated, which poses a problem when trying to fertilize fields. “Without irrigation, fertilization does not help,” Demers said.

Wharton said it could cost $375,000 to irrigate four fields. In addition to irrigation, Sokol told trustees one of the primary goals was mowing. Last season, he said, some of the fields could not be used at times and games were canceled. “It’s important to maintain and service the fields for each sport,” Sokol said. Demers told council that other than lawn maintenance, the parks board also wants to add lighting to some fields and expand walking paths in the parks over time as funding permits. The board also seeks to resurface tennis courts,


improve the watering system through new wells and new pumps and increase the board’s grounds staff to ensure proper maintenance during busy dates at the park, according to information Demers presented to council. Sokol said the parks board also wants to host tournaments, which could attract more visitors to the area. Jeff Johnson, the New AlbanyPlain Local School District’s representative to the parks board, also made a presentation to the school board Feb. 28.






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MATH INTERVENTION Continued from page A1 cialists reinforce basic math skills and encourage the students to ask questions as they work through problems. Teachers try to stop the students as they do a step wrong so they do not repeat the same mistake. As students gain understanding and work to complete a problem, they are allowed to finish. “We provide support only when needed,” Wielinski said. Ryan said people working in the intervention program are: Wielinski, Marlene Gundlach, the math and literacy aide for grades 2-3, and Kim Miller, the

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math and literacy aide for grades 4-5. She asked the board to consider more professional development in math for all teachers to help with this project. Wielinski said the specialists could do more if they had more time to spend with the students, perhaps working with them four days a week, instead of just two. Board member Michael Klein asked if the district needed more people to help with intervention. Superintendent April Domine said the district first must determine that the program is working effectively. That means assessing the results before approving additional resources.

“I think we have a great opportunity to design something using the latest research,” she said. Wielinski said there is much research in the area right now and new data is being released all the time. “We’re on the cutting edge of research,” she said. Board member Cheri Lehmann asked about the progress of other students. “It’s important for all of our students to show improvement,” she said. In response, Domine asked for the data on the rest of the students to presented to the board at a future meeting.

Local Science Olympiad teams heading to state The New Albany middle school and high school Science Olympiad teams will advance to the state competition April 30 at The Ohio State University. Coach Kirsten Jaster said the teams competed in the Science Olympiad regional competition two weeks ago. The middle school’s varsity team placed second and the junior varsity

Meyer said it has been in the works since 2008. It would give the village better tools to work with on zoning changes in the village center and provide more defined criteria for review. Meyer presented the new “form-based” code to the village’s architectural review board (ARB) and New Albany Village Council last week. In her presentations, she said the code promotes a more traditional town center, with higher densities and mixed uses. It also includes some residential uses not already allowed in the code, which would bring some existing buildings into compliance. Council member Sloan Spaulding called it “a novel idea, trying new things to change the way we do business.” He congratulated Meyer and the village staff on being inventive. Meyer said the new code would give developers more guidelines and create a waiver of alterations to be approved by the ARB to streamline the process for developers and others requesting zoning changes in the village center. With the addition of the waiver, zoning request applicants in the village center would not go before the board of zoning appeals for variances. Instead, the ARB would review waivers requested based on a set of guidelines adopted in the code. To adopt the form-based code, council will have to adopt two new chapters and revise several chapters of the current code. In April, the village staff plans to meet with property owners in the village center to explain the proposed code. The village center includes land south of state Route 161 along Market Street

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placed fourth out of 17 teams. The high school team scored its all-time best by placing fourth out of the15 teams present. The Science Olympiad is a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Last year, 277 teams of more than 4,000 Ohio students and teachers participated in the Science Olympiad competitions.

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Council would then hear a first reading to pass the code on May 3, with the possibility of a vote to approve it during the second reading of the legislation on May 17. The zoning changes on existing properties would be introduced in May with potential council approval in June.

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a couple of years now. You can see it in practice.” Goodrich was the top hitter (.383 average) and run producer (22 RBI) a year ago as the Eagles finished 13-12 overall, a sixwin improvement over 2009. Greenberg batted .329 with 14

A team forced to replace eight starters and a coach who helped it win three consecutive state championships probably shouldn’t expect to play at the same level. However, that’s the situation in which the New Albany High School girls lacrosse team finds itself this season. Those eight 2010 graduates helped New Albany win Division II state titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and led the Eagles to a Division I state semifinal last season, where they lost 11-10 to Medina. New Albany finished 16-3 overall and won the OCC-Ohio Division (8-0) ahead of Olentangy Orange (7-1), Westerville North (6-2), Olentangy Liberty (5-3), Olentangy (4-4), Pickerington North (3-5), Westerville South (2-6), Hilliard Bradley (17) and Westerville Central (0-8). Scott Hamilton, the coach who led New Albany during its state title runs, left in the offseason to become an assistant coach for the Denison University women’s lacrosse team. His successor is Dave Ferguson, who previously was a four-year assistant with the Eagles. New Albany is seeking its fifth consecutive league title, and the Eagles hope to avenge last year’s loss in the state tournament by winning their first Division I title. The Eagles have moved from the OCC-Ohio to the OCC-Buckeye. The season opener is April 7 at home against Hilliard Darby. “The girls here have been around a winning program that has high expectations and achievements, and we’ll always have those standards,” Ferguson said. “We’ll get better with each game, and I believe the girls will set their own destiny.” Leading the way for New Albany are senior Sam Arey (goalkeeper), junior Emily Newman (midfielder) and sophomore Morgan Fee (midfielder). Arey has signed to play at Presbyterian College in South Carolina while Newman (Richmond) and Fee (Ohio State) have made verbal commitments. The rest of the lineup includes seniors Katie Lackey (defender), Joanna Liu (defender), Savannah Sabo (midfielder) and Alison Underhill (attack), juniors Katie Hernandez (attack) and Petie Burgdoerfer (defender) and sophomores Elenia Enich (attack) and Betsy Hamilton (defender/attack). Sophomore Hannah Sommerlot will see some time in goal when Arey is on the field as a defender. “Our midfield will be the strongest part of our game,” Ferguson said. “Our defense and attack has a lot of younger players there, but I’ve been coaching with these girls for the last four years, and every year somebody steps up. I’m confident these girls will step up and play well.” •The boys team won its first league title and made it to a Division II regional semifinal last

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Senior center fielder Sam Krebs is among the top returnees for the New Albany baseball team, which opens Tuesday, March 29, at Jonathan Alder.


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The New Albany High School baseball team isn’t wasting any time getting down to business. Coming off a 20-9 season in which the Eagles advanced to a regional final competing in Division I for the first time, they’ll open by playing Tuesday, March 29, at defending Division II state champion Jonathan Alder. “We’re jumping right into the fire,” said coach Bob Talpas, who is beginning the 11th season of his second stint at New Albany and 24th overall. “We’ve got Upper Arlington after that, too, and they were a (Division I) regional semifinalist. We’ve

got a real competitive schedule again. That was a big reason why we did so well last year in the tournament.” Despite graduating seven seniors who played key roles, the Eagles return a pair of frontline starting pitchers in senior Demaree Parsons and junior Wynston McMartin. Parsons, who made only two regularseason starts, defeated second-seeded Dublin Jerome 10-1 in a district final. McMartin posted a 5-0 record and tossed a no-hitter in his debut late in the spring after being brought up from junior varsity. He earned the decision in a 4-2 victory over Mount Vernon in a regional semifinal, which avenged two earlier losses to the Yellow Jackets.

New Albany also upset fourth-seeded Dublin Scioto 5-3 in the second round of the district tournament. In a regional final, the Eagles lost 6-1 to Cincinnati Elder. Mount Vernon went 13-1 to win the OCC-Capital Division as the Eagles, Watkins Memorial and Olentangy Orange shared second place at 9-5. They were followed by Hilliard Bradley (76), Delaware (6-7), Big Walnut (2-12) and Franklin Heights (0-14). “Bradley’s probably the most improved team, and they beat Mount Vernon last year,” Talpas said. “The league’s going to be real competitive. There are probably five teams that can win it.” Other top returnees include senior cen-

ter fielder Sam Krebs, who helped the boys basketball team win the league title while advancing to a Division I district final for the first time, and junior outfielder Dan Brittan. Senior Nick Bowman, who was the top hitter with a batting average over .400, returns as the designated hitter. Parsons will play shortstop as well in a renovated infield that also features senior catcher Bryant Bednarek, who as quarterback led the football team to an OCC-Capital title and undefeated regular season. Others to look for include junior Austin Morlan at third base and classmates Nick Stahlman and Zach SevSee BASEBALL, page B3


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New Albany High School softball coach Patrick Finn has no reservations turning the ball over to junior Krystal Clark with a new pitching distance in effect. “She’s been very active since last year. She’s added a changeup and is working on a drop and screwball,” Finn said of Clark, who is replacing 2010 graduate Amanda Kienzle as the No. 1 pitcher. Kienzle posted an 1111 record with a 2.79 ERA and 162 strikeouts a year ago. “The new distance (moved from 40 to 43 feet) will level the playing field in that hitters will have more time to see and react, but it’s not going to hurt someone like Krystal as much maybe because she’s not strictly a power pitcher,” Finn said. “She’s developing a nice variety of pitches.” Clark will be surrounded by a veteran infield when the sea-

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New Albany senior catcher Tiffany Goodrich, a four-year starter, returns to lead the softball team, which opens March 31 at home against Hilliard Davidson.

son begins March 31 at home against Hilliard Davidson. Senior third baseman Jenna Greenberg and senior second baseman Elizabeth Aurand are three-year starters while senior Sarah Litterest returns at shortstop. Classmate Tiffany Goodrich is a four-year starter at catcher. The outfield is anchored by sen-

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ior Lindsey Medich, another three-year starter. Sophomore Adena Mistovich-Perez and senior Shelby Lackey return as well, although center fielder Jen Graves graduated. “That’s going to help a lot, obviously,” Clark said of her team’s overall experience. “A lot of us have been together for

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ThisWeek’s 2010-11 Super 12 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM The Captain

Nubians senior gets top billing By JARROD ULREY

About the players…

TAYLOR AGLER Olentangy Orange



Olentangy Orange’s run to a Division I district final largely was because of its ability to score inside and outside. Agler, a sophomore point guard, played a vital role in connecting those facets of the Pioneers’ attack. The 5-7 Agler averaged 8.2 points and 7.3 assists and made 25 of 65 3-point attempts (38 percent). She was honorable mention all-district and first-team all-OCC-Capital Division. “Taylor has really grown into that point-guard role,” said coach Mary Ann Grimes, whose team won the OCC-Capital at 13-1 and ended the season 21-3 after losing to Pickerington North 46-39 in a district final. “We try to get everyone involved in scoring and she led the team in assists and steals (3.5 a game). I’m sure that affected her numbers as far as scoring goes, but she’s been a big part of our success.”

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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. Raven Ferguson 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. 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.” In her freshman season, the Nubians went 25-2 and lost in the Division IV state final. In 2008-09, they went 23-4 and won the 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. 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 allstate and was the state’s Co-Player of the Year with Ally Malott of Middletown Madison. She scored 1,739 career points.



ThisWeek’s Super 12 team profiles the top high school girls basketball players — regardless of position — in our coverage area. The team was determined by the sports staff and by nominations from area coaches.

Super 12 NAME Taylor Agler Destini Cooper Symone Denham Kavunaa Edwards Raven Ferguson Travecia Franklin Caitlin Kusan Tiyona Marshall Alexis Peterson Tabatha Piper Meredith Stranges Aliyah Zantt


Cooper, a 6-0 sophomore post player, has started every game for Reynoldsburg the past two seasons. She has helped the Raiders win one regional and two district championships while compiling a 44-8 record that included 14-0 in the OCC-Ohio Division this season. Cooper averaged 9.1 points, a team-high 7.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.2 blocks this season. She shot a team-high 49.4 percent from the field and scored in double figures 12 times despite sitting out the fourth quarter of several blowout wins. “Destini is a terrific defender and has steadily improved her low-post offensive game,” coach Jack Purtell said. “She is very unselfish and rebounds with authority. ‘D’ is a tireless worker and leads by example.” Cooper was first-team all-league and second-team all-district.


Ashley Bassett-Smith Paige Cashin Mary Corbett Frannie Frazier Jasmine Henshaw Alana Lassiter Morgan Neighbors Bailey Pierron Shelby Olszewski Chelsey Radcliff Kellie Roudabush Jelicia Shelton Enri Small Tajanee Wells Brooke Zwayer

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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), Brookhaven’s Brittany Hunter (2003), Grove City’s Charisse Crews (2000-01), Pickerington’s LaToya Turner (1998-99), Pickerington’s Tamara Stocks (1997), Brookhaven’s Helen Darling (1996) and Pickerington’s Beth Ostendorf (1994-95).




The Bearcats went 69-21 the past four seasons, a span that included back-to-back Division I district runner-up finishes the last two seasons — and the one constant has been this 5-9 senior guard. Franklin made first-team all-district and special mention all-state as she helped Brookhaven succeed despite losing a pair of Division I recruits by midseason. An Indiana State signee, Franklin averaged 9.2 points, five rebounds and three assists as the Bearcats went 16-6. Franklin also made the Super 12 as a junior and will play in the North-South All-Star game April 17 at Capital University. “Travecia was the main reason we were able to do what we did in the tournament,” coach Reggie Lee said. “Vici’s never been a numbers person, but defense, rebounding and being unselfish have always been her real worth.”



Piper, a 5-11 senior guard, has secured her place among the top players in the history of the Big Walnut program. A four-year starter, she finished her career with 975 points, ranking fifth on the Golden Eagles' all-time scoring list. This season, Piper averaged 13.3 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists to lead her team in each category. She also led the team with 40 steals and 25 blocks and was named OCC-Capital Player of the Year and second-team all-district in Division II. “She knew the game pretty well coming in as a freshman,” coach Bob Scott said. “No. 1, she understood what it takes to be successful. She's a very unselfish player who is good at setting up other players to score. She has a good awareness of what is going on on the court. She sees the court well.” Piper plans to play basketball and volleyball at Otterbein.

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


Although her collegiate future is in softball after she signed last November to play for Miami University, Marshall was the driving force behind another long tournament run for the Lions this season. A third-team all-district and first-team allOCC-Ohio selection, Marshall averaged 13.1 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals as Gahanna went 17-7 and was a Division I district runner-up. A varsity regular since her freshman season, the 5-9 senior guard helped the Lions advance to a district semifinal in her first two seasons before they captured a district championship in her junior season. “She got better offensively and defensively,” coach Rick Hauser said. “I thought she was real unselfish this year, too. Defensively she’s kind of a spark plug.”




Kusan, a 5-10 forward, led the Warriors with averages of 14.4 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. She also added 1.8 assists per contest for North, which finished 15-7 and reached the second round of the Division I district tournament. “Caitlin is a very special kind of player,” coach Jim Kloepfer said. “She works hard in practice, plays hard in games and is a great example for our younger players. She’s the kind of player that coaches always want to coach.” Kusan, a senior, was named first-team all-district and was the Player of the Year in the OCC-Cardinal Division as the Warriors finished third in the league at 9-5 behind champion Olentangy (12-2). Kusan has signed to play volleyball at Ohio Dominican.

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Edwards, who averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds, left her mark while leading the Panthers to the Division I state tournament. The 6-0 senior post player set singlegame school records for rebounds (21) and steals (eight), the latter of which points to her overall improvement. “She’s been phenomenal, especially down the stretch here for us as we made a run,” coach Dave Butcher said. “She’s one of the better athletes I’ve coached.” Edwards, who also averaged three assists, has signed to play at Villanova. Central Ohio’s only first-team all-state selection in Division I, she was voted district Player of the Year and also earned that honor in the OCC-Ohio Division. Edwards was North’s leading scorer in 18 of 27 games.


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This 5-9 junior guard blossomed into one of the district’s best players, and the Vikings flourished because of it. A third-team all-district selection in Division I, Denham averaged 13.8 points and four assists while shooting 49 percent from 3-point range as Northland won its first district title since 1983. Denham made four 3-pointers and scored 28 points as the Vikings beat Brookhaven 67-48 on Feb. 4 to help seal their second City League-North title in three seasons. She has a scholarship offer to play for Kansas and also has received interest from Akron, Kent State, Michigan and Toledo, among others. “She scored 28 in the second game against Brookhaven and she had 16 (in a 58-46 win over Dublin Coffman in a district semifinal Feb. 28),” coach Dean Washington said. “She’s been pretty consistent the whole year.”

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After making honorable mention all-district as a freshman, this 5-6 sophomore guard continued to assert herself as one of central Ohio’s top talents while making first-team all-district in Division I. Revered for her defense, Peterson averaged 13.9 points, four rebounds and 4.5 assists to help Northland go 21-2 and win its second City League-North Division title in three seasons. Peterson scored 20 points as Northland beat Gahanna 51-35 on March 5 to win its first district title since 1983. She made third-team all-state. “I thought Alexis Peterson did a great job (defensively during a 58-46 win over Dublin Coffman in a district semifinal Feb. 28), and I thought that was the key to the basketball game,” coach Dean Washington said. “There’s no one who’s more competitive than her.”


Stranges was a model of consistency for Dublin Coffman this season, scoring between 11 and 21 points in the first 17 games. The 6-foot-1 left-handed center then missed a game with a broken nose, but she promptly returned to help Coffman go 16-7 and reach a Division I district semifinal. A four-year varsity player, she averaged a team-high 15.6 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and a school-record 85 percent at the foul line. She was first-team all-OCC-Central Division and all-district and special mention allstate. “She is a really, really smart player,” coach Bryan Patton said. “Her basketball IQ is tremendous. You tell her something and it’s ingrained. She rarely makes a mental mistake.” Stranges will play volleyball at Southeast Missouri State.




Despite coming off the bench in all but one game, Zantt led the Raiders in scoring 14 times. The 5-6 junior guard averaged 13.1 points for the season and 17.6 points in five postseason games as the Raiders went 23-2 and won their second consecutive Division I district title. “Aliyah has been one of our best surprises and best kept secrets until the second half of the season,” coach Jack Purtell said. “She plays with a lot of confidence and can really score in bunches. She’s our leading scorer and, with the improvement she’s made on the defensive end, has become a complete player. She has a great attitude and loves basketball.” Zantt scored a season-high 26 points in a 58-39 district semifinal win over Hilliard Davidson on March 2. Zantt was first-team all-league and second-team all-district.


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Alison Underhill, a junior attacker, is among the top returnees for the New Albany girls lacrosse team.



Continued from page B1 season. The Eagles want continued success in the league and additional success in the postseason. “We always focus on winning a league championship first,” third-year coach Sean McGinnis said. “After that we want to look at being one of the top 10 programs in the state, being one of the best programs regionally and working hard to get to that regional final in Division II.” New Albany lost 15-10 to Granville in a regional semifinal last season. The Eagles finished 12-6 overall and won the OCC-Ohio (6-0) ahead of Olentangy Liberty (5-1), Olentangy (4-2), Olentangy Orange (4-2), Gahanna (1-5), Hilliard Bradley (1-5) and Hilliard Darby (0-6). Leading the Eagles’ attack are seniors Grant Pendrey and Clyde Wallace. In the midfield are seniors Collin Laviola and Braden Passias and junior Zach Pewitt. Junior Connor Hinson returns in goal. With experience and depth, McGinnis believes New Albany

BOYS March 26 — at Dublin Jerome March 30 — at Bexley *April 1 — vs. Olentangy *April 6 — vs. Hilliard Darby April 8 — at Wellington April 11 — vs. DeSales April 13 — at Hilliard Davidson April 16 — vs. Dublin Scioto *April 20 — at Olentangy Liberty *April 27 — vs. Gahanna April 29 — vs. Louisville (Ky.) Collegiate *April 30 — at Olentangy Orange *May 4 — vs. Hilliard Bradley May 6 — at Granville May 11 — at Westerville Central

has the right combination to achieve its goals. The season begins March 26 at Dublin Jerome. “We have a lot of guys back who’ve played a lot of varsity lacrosse, and we have a lot of juniors and seniors that we’re looking to carry us through the season,” McGinnis said. Pushing the attack should be one of New Albany’s strengths, as Pendrey and Wallace are skilled goal-scorers, and the midfield is strong in transition. New Albany has been on a steady rise for years, culminat-


ing in the league title last season. The Eagles, onetime underdogs, now should expect their opponents’best efforts, McGinnis said. “I think we definitely have a spotlight on us in the OCC and regionally,” McGinnis said. “We did last year and surprised a few people, and now people know what we’re capable of this year, so they’re going to game-plan against us. So yeah, I do think we have a bull’s-eye, so to speak, on us.”


Continued from page B1 enish at second. McMartin and junior Shane Kriss, a left-handed pitcher, are likely to play first base. Senior Austin Winterbauer is returning from a back injury and could contribute at a variety of positions. The roster also features seniors Ray VanBoven and Nick Sosh and junior Zach Tomi, among others. “We might have snuck up on some people last year being Division I for the first time,” Talpas said. “We put it together at the end and made a nice run.

May 13 — vs. Worthington Kilbourne *OCC-Ohio contest GIRLS *April 7 — vs. Hilliard Darby April 9 — vs. Mason April 11 — at Wellington April 16 — at Hannigan-Galipault Tournament at Thomas Worthington *April 19 — at Upper Arlington *April 21 — at Worthington Kilbourne April 23 — vs. Cincinnati Sycamore *April 26 — at Thomas Worthington April 28 — vs. Columbus Academy April 29 — vs. Cincinnati St. Ursula at Medina April 30 — vs. Chagrin Falls and Mount Lebanon (Pa.) at Shaker Heights Laurel *May 3 — vs. Dublin Coffman May 7 — vs. Cleveland Heights May 14 — at Medina *OCC-Buckeye contest

March 29 — at Jonathan Alder March 31 — vs. Upper Arlington April 2 — vs. DeSales and Parma Padua *April 4 — vs. Hilliard Bradley *April 6 — at Hilliard Bradley *April 8 — at Watkins Memorial April 9 — vs. Mansfield Madison Comprehensive (DH) *April 11 — vs. Watkins Memorial *April 13 — vs. Olentangy Orange *April 14 — at Olentangy Orange

April 16 — vs. Bellefontaine *April 18 — at Franklin Heights *April 20 — vs. Franklin Heights April 22 — vs. Mayfield April 23 — at Dublin Jerome with Grove City *April 25 — vs. Big Walnut *April 27 — at Big Walnut *April 29 — at Delaware April 30 — at Olentangy Liberty with Marysville and Watkins Memorial *May 2 — vs. Delaware *May 4 — vs. Mount Vernon May 5 — at Newark Catholic *May 6 — at Mount Vernon May 7 — vs. Gahanna *OCC-Capital game

The competition was definitely schedule that can prepare us.” a little tougher and we saw and learned from that. Hopefully, we’ve put together another

SOFTBALL pitching circle),” said Finn, whose 2009 team finished 7-19. “Everybody else has improved, though, so I’m having a hard time putting my finger on a favorite.” New Albany’s roster will feature seven seniors, including first baseman Elisa Kreiman. Also look for junior Brianna Oberlin, sophomore Carly Medich and freshmen Jackie Drago, Madi Fairchild, Madison Fixari and Alison Reed. “We’re got a tremendous leadership group,” said Finn, in his fifth season as coach. “This has been our best preseason since I’ve been here. As a staff, we’re walking away every day saying, ‘That was a great practice. We can’t wait until tomorrow.’”

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RBI after she drove in a team-leading 20 runs two years ago. Litterest hit .323 with six RBI and shared the lead in stolen bases with Medich (eight each). Playing in Division I for the first time, the Eagles upset Westerville Central 2-1 in a first-round tournament game before losing 3-2 in eight innings against Olentangy Liberty. They went 6-8 to share fourth place with Olentangy Orange and Big Walnut in the OCC-Capital Division behind Hilliard Bradley (13-1), Mount Vernon (11-3) and Delaware (9-5). Watkins Memorial (4-10) and Franklin Heights (1-13) finished seventh and eighth, respectively. “Bradley’s still the team to beat probably with (Akron signee Kellie) Roudabush back (in the

Sports briefs Gregory sets track record at Ashland New Albany resident Ashley Gregory helped Ashland University finish second in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference indoor track championships. Gregory placed third in the 5,000 meters in a school-record 17 minutes, 32 seconds, a Division II national provisional qualifying time. She also placed sixth in the 3,000 meters in 10:16. Gregory is the daughter of Herb and Shelly Gregory.

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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

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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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New Albany Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6916 Central College Road. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and a meeting follows at 7 p.m. Call (614) 855-1973. American Legion YoungBudd Post 171 and Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the post, 393 E. College Ave. in Westerville. Guests are welcome. Call Mike Etling at (614) 891-9388 or Kim Mann (Auxiliary) at (614) 8996052.

Moms in Touch International, a weekly prayer group of women praying for schools. For information on meeting dates and times, call 775-9076. Network Professionals of New Albany, 8 a.m. every Tuesday, breakfast at Scrambler Marie’s, 6152 Cleveland Ave. Call 561-4512. New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, See COMING UP, page B7

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Coming up Continued from page B6 get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit for meeting times and locations. To join, email Power Lunch Columbus, a weekly workplace lunch-hour ministry, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ohio Theatre, 55 E. State St. Free. For more information, call Kimberly Montgomery at (614) 206-7962.

Government New Albany Planning Commission, 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St.

New Albany Board of Zoning Appeals, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St. New Albany Architectural Review Board, 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St. New Albany Village Council, 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St. Rocky Fork Blacklick Accord, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Village Hall, 99 W. Main St. Plain Township Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Plain Township Fire Station, 9500 Johnstown Road.

Support groups Grief Support Group, sponsored by Grace Brethren Church, meets one Tuesday a month in the conference room of the Gahanna branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 310 Granville St. Call 891-2187. New Albany Alzheimer’s Support Group, 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at New Albany United Methodist Church, 20 S. Third St. Call 939-0350. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS 341), a nonprofit weightloss support group. Weigh-in is from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.; a meeting immediately follows until 8 p.m. Group meets every Monday at Westerville Alliance Church, 75 E. Schrock Road.

Junior Ohio Model United Nations More than 1,000 Ohio middle school students participated in the 2011 Junior Ohio Model United Nations. Four New Albany High School freshmen were among the top six elected officials who managed the student-led conference. Pictured are Lokita Rajan, secretary general; Rachel Bernard, president of the general assembly; Cameron King, vice president of the human rights council; and Maddy Fry, vice president of the general assembly.

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NEW dream kitchen w/SS appls & granite. Soaring 2-sty GR w/window wall. 1st flr den & util. Vaulted owner ste offers NEW spa-like bath w/walk-in dual head shower. NEW TEC deck & paver patio overlooks a private 1/2 ac lot next to park! 3600 SF w/fin LL. NEW hdwd, fixtures & paint. Shows like model! Perfect for entertaining or family fun! $294,900

Neutral & immaculate home designed for elegant entertaining and casual fam fun w/a combination of soft liv & classic elegance. Located on a quiet court- private bkyd w/ mature trees & patio. Over 4,500 SF. Spacious gourmet kit, SS appl’s & granite. Bonus media/theater room. Hdwd floors. 1st floor den w/custom built-ins. Fin LL rec room & 5th BR w/full BA. 3-car garage! Low $400’s

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Just steps from New Albany Country Club & Golf course, Custom built by Sutlif Bldrs. Hard to find private 3/4 acre lot backing to stream. Walk-out LL, King size first floor master suite, gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, built-in convection oven,& wrap around cabinets, freshly painted interior, pre wired surround sound, irrigation system, & many custom finishes. $599,000

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Beautifully updated home,totally renovated kitchen with all new cabinets, granite, & top of the line appliances, rebuilt staircases, gorgeous hardwood & tile flooring, finished lower level with full bath, wet bar, large spacious lot,new stamped concrete patio, New furnace and A/C in 2007. New price at. $419,900.




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This home has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3-car garage, finished basement, 15x30 bonus room, located in New Albany Links with huge green space... priced at $369,000.



ACKERMANN & ASSOCIATES Mara Ackermann Marty Ackermann Matt Ackermann 614.855.2822















Gorgeous condo located in the heart of New Albany/Gahanna. Full basement, pool, and work-out room are only some of the features that make this condo a ten. Located minutes from Easton and freeway access only add value to this already impeccable condo. Seller is highly motivated. Call Matt for details 614-595-0653

Absolutely stunning rare 3 BR end unit condo in the desirable New Albany area. Oversized BR, fin basement, 2-car gar, and patio are just some of this properties best features. Moreover, the owner’s are meticulous in the overall care of the unit. Walk to grocery store and local restaurants. CALL MATT for Details 595-0653

4.73 acres-contiguous with 2 other parcels. Total acreage package 8.95 acres. Does not include corner which is 4.175 acres. Utilities across the roadShopping center zoning needs ID-multiple uses. Owners will do all project financing & land. Buyer does not have to qualify per instructions of owner/seller. Call Marty for details 614-595-0652

Immaculate in Gahanna on oversized lot with large deck. Hardwood floors, stainless appliances, finished lower level, and 4 spacious bedrooms. Foxboro subdivision hosts own community swimming pool. Updates galore in this 2-story family home with fireplace. Large living room, dining room and family room areas. Call mara for details 614-595-0654

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