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Mayor denies influencing commission By JEFF DONAHUE ThisWeek Community Newspapers Bexley’s current and former city auditors have alleged that the city administration influenced the Bexley Charter Review Commission’s recommendation to replace the elected auditor with a director of finance who would report directly to the mayor. During an April 6 special meeting of city council, current auditor Gary Qualmann and his predecessor, Larry Heiser, spoke against the recommendation, claiming Mayor John Brennan’s administration was John Brennan the driving force behind it.

Brennan and Service Director Bill Harvey deny trying to influence the commission but said they believe the change to an appointed finance director would be in Bexley’s best interests. After more than a year of study, the charter review commission recently forwarded its recommendations to city council. Among them was the suggestion to abandon the longstanding practice of electing a city auditor. Instead, the commission recommended hiring a finance director who would be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by city council. The finance director currently reports to the auditor. Under the proposed system, the finance director would report directly to the mayor. See MAYOR DENIES, page A2

Commission members insist recommendation was theirs By JEFF DONAHUE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Bexley Charter Review Commission chairman John Offenberg said he takes exception to comments made by city auditor Gary Qualmann, who said the city administration pushed the review group to suggest eliminating his job.

“As chairman and on behalf of the Bexley charter commission, I do take exception to auditor Gary Qualmann’s insistence that our commission was driven to our recommendation by the Bexley city administration,” Offenberg said. “It flies in the face of our unanimous decision by a dedicated group of very See COMMISSION, page A3

Changes in store for 2012-13 school calendar By JEFF DONAHUE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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Jenna Hilty laughs while walking with Chelsea Hetrick during Capital University’s Relay For Life April 8.

Capital student helps others celebrate surviving cancer By JAYME DETWEILER ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Being a member of Capital University’s 2011 Relay For Life committee was an obvious decision for one cancer survivor. Annie DeChellis was 6 when she was diagnosed with an astrocytoma brain tumor. When her parents took her to her first Relay For Life as an 8-year-old, she was hooked. The junior nursing major at Capital Uni-

versity is now 21 and the Survivorship Chair for this year’s Relay For Life, which took place April 8-9 in Capital’s Fieldhouse. “This position hits close to home for me,” DeChellis said. She was in charge of seeking out survivors in the community, setting up the two survivor laps, and planning a luncheon for the participating survivors and their caregivers during the event. DeChellis remembers going to bed with a fever one October night when she was 6

years old and waking up in the hospital hours later, having no recollection of the events that took place in between. Her mother explained to her that when she went to wake her up for school, she found Annie having seizures in bed. An ambulance took her to the hospital in Youngstown, near her hometown, where they ran tests but could not diagnose her. See LIFE, page A7

The annual Bexley City School District calendar will include some significant changes for the 201213 school year. A committee led by Kristin Robbins, Bexley High School assistant principal, spent several months on the calendar before presenting proposed changes to school principals, staff members and PTO representatives. The calendar approved by the board of education includes earlier start and end dates than in past years. “The main reason our calendar group decided to consider something new is that in 2012, Ohio State University switches to a new semester calendar,” Superintendent Mike Johnson said. Bexley’s spring break, which has historically coincided with OSU’s, would have moved to early March, which would have created a spring break conflict for Bexley students taking the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT). “The committee members knew they had to come up with a different way to schedule spring break, so they decided to address the calendar as a whole,” Johnson said. “Once they set the back-toschool date just five days earlier, the rest of the academic year fell very neatly into place.” The first day of school will be Aug. 15, 2012. Winter break will run from Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, through Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The last day of school will be

The main reason our calendar group decided to consider something new is that in 2012, Ohio State University switches to a new semester calendar.

MIKE JOHNSON — superintendent

Thursday, May 30, 2013. Among the reasons cited by the committee for the changes were: • There are 2-1/2 weeks of teaching before the Labor Day holiday. • The second nine weeks end before winter break, so end-of-thequarter assessments do not fall after a long and distracting vacation. • The second semester is 10 days longer than first semester, accommodating the numerous second semester interruptions such as testing weeks, field trips and assemblies. • Third quarter ends at the beginning of spring break and endof-quarter assessments do not occur after a long and distracting break. Bexley faculty overwhelmingly supported the proposed 201213 calendar. “We sincerely feel that this calendar makes a lot of sense instructionally,” Robbins said. “We also believe firmly that it is good for children, allowing them to excel See CALENDAR, page A2

Montrose Elementary students help fight hunger By JAYME DETWEILER ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Smells of sautéed peppers, garlic and other spices will fill Montrose Elementary’s first and second floors this month. Montrose students are learning more than just how to cook, they are learning

how to give to their community. Beth Bennett’s fifth-grade class and Erin Clary’s second-graders have buddied together to cook to raise money for container gardens for clients of the Broad Street Food Pantry. Students have been learning about this community need throughout the school


year. On three Wednesdays this month, the classes are cooking dishes to sell to other school children to taste-test for a cookbook they will give to the food pantry — along with their container gardens. The recipes they try must use ingredients they have been growing in their container gardens. That includes tomatoes,

peppers, lettuce and basil. They expect to transplant them into larger 12-inch pots at the food pantry on May 16, according to Kathy Kelly Long, who manages the Broad Street Food Pantry. The project helps Clary teach her students critical thinking, problem-solving, communicating, collaborating, science,

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Mayor denies influencing commission CALENDAR Continued from page A1 “This is about control of the finances and a push by the administration, now through the charter review commission, to eliminate the independence provided to the finance department by having it report directly to an independently elected auditor,” Qualmann said. He said he wanted to know how the issue of having a finance director report to the mayor came up in the first place. “In other words, who first said, ‘Hey, let’s have the finance director report to the mayor?’The answer to that question was Mayor Brennan and Mr. Harvey — the administration,” he said. “Mayor Brennan and Mr. Harvey told me personally and others on city council that this was their feeling after I was elected in late 2009 — that the finance director needed to be more accountable to, responsible to, and should report to the mayor,” Qualmann said. “ They were strongly pushing to make this happen in the late summer and fall of 2009 (prior to Qualmann’s election), which is why I quoted the timeline of the administration first drafting an ordinance in August 2009 to

have the finance director report to the mayor, and discussing that ordinance in an executive session of council in September 2009.” Qualmann said he questioned the timing of convening the charter review commission one month after that executive session. “In addition, both Mayor Brennan and Mr. Harvey stated to the charter review commission — and it is in their minutes as early as Feb. 8, 2010 — that the administration had problems with the finance department and the finance director and that they wanted the finance director to report to the mayor,” he said. “As a result, the commission was aware the administration wanted the finance director to report to the mayor. In my words, the administration was pushing for this issue to be considered and a change made.” Harvey said he recalled speaking with Qualmann about the issue. “I don’t know if the mayor made that statement but I’m sure I did,” Harvey said. “I also told the previous auditor that I believe the finance director should report to the mayor. The mayor, according to the city charter, is the chief executive

treme confidence in their ability to identify what is best for the city. “I am not a member of the charter review commission. However, I do feel strongly that the finance director should report to the mayor,” Brennan said. “The city charter identifies the mayor as the chief executive officer of the city. The chief executive of the city, who is responsible for keeping ‘council advised of the financial condition of the city,’ should have the finance director report to him. The current structure does not give the mayor adequate access to needed financial information.” Qualmann said he was not questioning the work or effort of the charter review commission. “The point I’m making is this: If you are asking who initiated and initially pushed for this issue and its consideration, the answer is quite clearly the administration,” he said. “… I don’t think anyone is questioning the commission’s work or their effort. I happen to disagree with their conclusion, but that is quite different from questioning their process or effort.”

officer of the city. The mayor’s responsibilities include keeping council advised of the financial condition of the city. In my opinion, that cannot be done properly unless the finance director reports to the mayor. I did request council consider this change. I’m not sure of the date, but 2009 sounds right.” Harvey compared the operation of the city to that of a business. “I don’t know of a single business where the CEO has to run a business without having the finance department report to the CEO,” he said. “To me, requiring the mayor to be responsible for managing a general fund budget in excess of $10,000,000 without a finance person makes no sense.” Brennan denied attempting to influence the Bexley Charter Review Commission. “Auditor Qualmann indicated that I drove the charter review commission to recommend replacing the elected auditor,” Brennan said. “I did not recommend that action to the commission. I do know that the commission, consisting of intelligent and hard-working residents of Bexley, studied this issue for a long time and made this recommendation. I have ex-

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Commission members insist recommendation was theirs Continued from page A1 capable and free-thinking members. “It is an unfair accusation that these commission members were not thinking on their own of what is best for Bexley in the future.” Commission member David Walker conducted research on charters of cities similar to Bexley, both in or close to Franklin County and around the state. Walker’s research concluded that many of those cities have an appointed finance

director who reports to either the mayor or city manager. Qualmann said he did research of his own that contradicted the charter review commission’s conclusion. “As our commission continued the discussion, we felt that a qualified, fulltime finance director was needed and should be appointed by the mayor, with the approval of city council, to serve the city of Bexley and have the independence that he or she could only be removed with the consent of city coun-

cil,” Offenberg said. “Many of us came to the charter review commission with the view that the elected auditor was best for Bexley,” he added. “Over the long process of our study, it became clear that a full-time, qualified finance director on site is what is in the best long-term interest of the city of Bexley. This is the unanimous position of the charter review commission.” Commission member Steve Keyes said he, too, disagreed with Qualmann’s suggestion that the city administration

had influenced the charter review group’s recommendation. “I do take exception to that statement,” Keyes said. “The city administration did not ‘drive’ or push or otherwise try to engineer the commission’s recommendation on this point. To the contrary — the commission came to its recommendations as an independent body after significant time and effort to determine what would be in the best interests of the residents of the city of Bexley, without regard to the personal or political in-

Montrose students help fight hunger Continued from page A1 matter how old they are, they have a role in our society,” Clary said. “So when they see problems, they want to fix them.” The idea for this service-learning lesson evolved after the students visited an apple orchard in the fall and came back to school with more apples than they could eat. Each student donated an apple or two and the class turned them into applesauce and gave it to the food pantry. After a successful experience, Clary spoke with the director of the food pantry to see what more they could do. The director then

explained the importance of container gardens for their clients to put in their own yards to have access to fresh vegetables. Both classes have been studying community need and discovered that if a community needs food because of unemployment and other financial issues, it was their obligation as members of the same community to help. The classes toured the Broad Street Food Pantry and will head there again Friday, May 20, to deliver their pots and the cookbook they have been working on. On Wednesday, April 30, the classes made Asian Lettuce Wraps and Three “B” Pasta.

“It’s going to be good and I’m going to eat it,” said fifth-grader Briana Reeves. The classes were successful in their taste tests for the school during lunch, raising $15 with the sale of 10-cent samples. Teachers knew they had a successful project when out of the 15 students working on the pasta, eight offered to stay inside from recess to help finish the recipe. According to Clary, one fifthgrade boy participating said, “This will be my favorite project I did in fifth grade when I look back at it in a couple years.” Through research and discussion, the students have been learn-

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ing facts about hunger in Ohio. The main floor hallway at Montrose is currently papered with some of the students’ findings. They learned, for instance, that 22 percent of children in Ohio are hungry. As a result of this project, Clary said, “They will become philanthropic from a younger age, which is something that our community will always benefit from.”

terests of any particular individual. “I’m a little disappointed that our city auditor has raised this type of accusation,” Keyes said. “We all view the city auditor as very qualified and capable, and we valued his candid and thoughtful comments regarding the substance of the recommendations while they were being considered, but I think he has now crossed the line a bit by what he is insinuating.”

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State budget fix should be Lack of foresight led to bipartisan, not ideological financial ‘surprise’ for city progress to an accountability committee of community members, business leaders and financial experts. ANDREW The city also GINTHER committed to stepping up economic development efforts to attract new businesses while making it easier for those already here to expand and create new jobs. And Columbus leaders, Republicans and Democrats alike, asked taxpayers to pay more for services. Columbus voters obliged, choosing to invest in their community rather than see services cut further and their quality of life diminished. Columbus workers continue to make concessions, and the city has implemented changes that will save taxpayers at least $135 million through 2019. The mayor and council have made an unprecedented investment in regional economic development efforts through Columbus2020!, a public-private partnership that includes leaders from the Columbus Partnership, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, CompeteColumbus, TechColumbus, MODE, MORPC, Franklin County, The Ohio State University, Columbus Foundation and Battelle. Unemployment is down, tax receipts have improved and there are signs of growth in the local economy. Gov. Kasich’s proposed budget will further slash local government funding. Reducing the portion of state tax revenues committed to local governments breaks a promise made in 1935,

when the Local Government Fund was established. Its purpose was to replace cuts in funding received through property taxes with a portion of the state sales tax. Now, state leaders who have reduced their commitment to local governments by 20 percent over the last decade are further shirking their responsibilities by proposing additional cuts of 25 percent in 2011 and 50 percent in 2012. Gov. Kasich rationalizes these cuts by providing “tools� that will allow local governments to reduce costs, including the elimination of collective bargaining through the passage of Senate Bill 5. However, the new law will not have any meaningful impact on the proposed budget, as it cannot be applied retroactively. Contracts in place must be honored. Eliminating prevailing-wage requirements impacts capital projects, not the operating budget. In reality, this is simply a way for the governor to weaken labor unions while reclaiming local tax dollars. Police officers, firefighters and school teachers are not our enemies and we cannot allow the governor to use them as scapegoats in his pursuit of a reckless agenda that will not balance the state budget. Republicans and Democrats who have served as township trustees, school board members, council members or as mayors have for decades made difficult choices while leading their communities through challenging economic times. I call on Gov. Kasich to start making difficult decisions, to be a leader and stop passing the buck.

Columbus City Hall is scrambling to makeup a $5 million reduction to the Local Government Fund (LGF) in 2011. City Hall also will be faced with an additional $15 million reduction to this fund in 2012 and another $20 million cut in 2013. LGF money comes from Ohio taxpayers to help pay for safety services in our own city. I don’t have time to get into the moral question of this odd arrangement, but I do wish to comment on the shocking surprise it has brought to our elected officials at City Hall. It should have come as no surprise at all. With an estimated state budget deficit of $8 billion to $10 billion, city officials throughout Ohio knew that big cuts were coming. However, Columbus City Hall failed to foresee these cuts and take adequate budgeting steps to prepare for them. For example, while City Hall claims to have set aside $3 million for anticipated reductions in state aid, it actually projected an increase of $1,319,000 ($39,931,000 in 2010; $41,250,000 in 2011) in expected state funding to the Local Government Fund. How are we supposed to take our elected officials at their word when their actions do not match? If City Hall truly believed big cuts were coming, as they should, then why did they project increased aid to the LGF? In 2009, City Hall scared and


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shamed Columbus voters into a 25-percent tax increase (2 percent to 2.5 percent; yes, this is a 25-perincrease MATTHEW cent in the city’s tax FERRIS rate). As a result, City Hall was able to increase our city’s budget by approximately $50 million between 2010 (approximately $655 million) and 2011 (approximately $705 million). If you consider that the LGF will be reduced by $40 million over three years, then it is easy to see that City Hall would have had more than enough money to offset LGF cuts, if they had hold 2011 spending to 2010 levels. It was irresponsible for City Hall to propose $50 million in new spending when $40 million in state aid was in question. If City Hall is unable to streamline our budget by prioritizing spending, then it should be no surprise what could be in our very near future: another tax increase. Recent mass business exodus is another new surprise for City Hall. With the recently announced departure of Bob Evans (350 jobs lost), and Alcatel-Lucent (600

jobs lost) from Columbus, it will be even more difficult for City Hall to get its act together, as tax revenues will be impacted. Years of neglect and hostility toward Columbus businesses on the part of City Hall have finally taken their toll. There is little to no trust between businesses and our local elected officials. Instead of businesses and jobs heading for the door, why don’t we show our officials at City Hall the door? It is clear to see that our city leadership has let us down yet again. City Hall’s lack of foresight and failure to properly prioritize spending over the years have left Columbus vulnerable to state budget cuts, tax increases and seemingly endless job losses. We didn’t get into this mess overnight, and we won’t get out of it in short order. However, we will not achieve any meaningful improvements in our city until we identify and address some serious obstacles. The only way to get Columbus back on the right track is to make fundamental changes at City Hall. By now, that should come as a surprise to no one. Matthew Ferris is a candidate for a seat on Columbus City Council.


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To add, remove or update a listing, email hall/Southeast Columbus Chapter, 1 p.m. Monday at Mozart’s, 2152 E. Main St. in Bexley. Call Kim Kalfas at 238-9355. Columbus Area Boardgaming Society, Events 2 p.m.-2 a.m. the first and third Fridays of Art Exhibit, through May 1 at the Bexthe month at the Easton Square Shopping ley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St. FeaCenter, 3876 Morse Road, next door to Joturing art quilts by Deborah Melton AnderAnn Fabrics. Contact (740) 474-4423. son. Free. Call 231-2793. Consumer and Family Advisory CounBaby, What a Deal! Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. cil, 4:30-6 p.m. the first Monday of the Sunday, May 1, at the JCC, 1125 College month at the ADAMH Board of Franklin Ave. Gently-used baby, maternity and chilCounty, 447 E. Broad St. Call 222-3743. dren’s items. Admission and parking are Rotary Club of Whitehall-Bexley, noon free. Proceeds benefit the JCC early childevery Friday at the Columbus Country Club, hood program. 4831 E. Broad St. Plant and Flower Sale, sponsored by Western Square Dance Club, sponsored Gender Road Christian Church, 9 a.m.-7 by Bucks and Does Singles, 6:45 p.m. Tuesp.m. May 5-7 at Gender Road Christian days at First Congregational Church, 444 Church, 5336 Gender Road. Call the church E. Broad St. For more information, call 901at (614) 834-5973. 3994 or 837-6974. Indoor Yard Sale, sponsored by GenPower Lunch Columbus, a weekly der Road Christian Church, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. workplace lunch-hour ministry, 11:45 a.m.May 6 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7, at 5336 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Ohio TheGender Road. Call the church at (614) 834atre, 55 E. State St. Rev. Charles Mont5973. gomery officiates. Free. For more information, call Kimberly Montgomery at (614) Meetings 206-7962. Hill to Valley, a hiking/walking group, New Neighbors League of Columbus, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Brookwood monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of Presbyterian Church, 2685 E. Livingston each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Ave. The group meets for breakfast and a Wednesday of each month. The league is a hike in a local metro park. Free. Reserva- social organization whose purpose is to bring tions required. Call 235-3451. together new residents of the Columbus Queck, a fellowship for quilting and other metropolitan area to meet and make friends crafts, 9-11 a.m. Saturday,April 16, at Brook- while adjusting to their new surroundings. wood Presbyterian Church, 2685 Livingston NNLC offers a variety of special interest Ave. Participants may bring their own proj- groups and activities. Meeting times and ects or use provided materials. Open to the locations can vary—visit www.newneighpublic. Call 235-3451. For information on Eastfield-Fairfield Records Commis- becoming a member, email nnlcolumsion Meeting, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the office of the superintendent, 4300 Amalgamated Place, Groveport. The meetGovernment ing, conducted in open session, will address Bexley Board of Education, 6:30 p.m. the disposal of public records as mandated the third Monday of the month in the Bexby Ohio Revised Code 121.22. ley High School conference room, 328 S. Haddasah Video Study Group, 7 p.m. Cassingham Road. the first Tuesday of every month at Agudas Bexley City Council, 7 p.m. the second Achim Synagogue, 2767 E. Broad St. Free. and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Call city Call (614) 235-8111 or visit columbus.hadashall at (614) 559-4200 for meeting location. Bexley Mayor’s Court, 9 a.m. every The Kiwanis Club of Berwick, noon other Friday in council chambers at City Thursdays at Berwick Party House, 3250 Hall, 2242 E. Main St. Refugee Road. Buffet lunch is $9. Call David Barrett at 866-7309. Support groups Bexley Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the first Mental Health Through Will-Trainand third Mondays of the month at Wing’s ing, sponsored by Recovery International, Restaurant, 2801 E. Main St. Bexley Ohio Scholastic Chess Club, an noon Saturdays at Brookwood Presbyteraffiliate of the U.S. Chess Federation, 1-2 ian Church, 2685 Livingston Ave. Call Karl p.m. Sundays in the Community Room at (614) 236-9979. Bexley Mothers’ Center (formerly of Cup O Joe’s, 2418 E. Main St. Provides open play and free chess instruction to for MOMS Club of Bexley), monthly brunch elementary-age students. Call Gary at (614) open house and activities for moms and children of all ages. For more information, 338-0243. Bexley Club International Training in visit or call Maria at Communication, 5:30 p.m. the first and 670-7490. Adult Epilepsy Support Group, 6-8 third Tuesdays of the month at Driving Park Library, 1566 E. Livingston Ave. Call 841- p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Riverside Hospital Conference 9103 or 253-2554. The Right Connection- Bexley/White- Center, 500 Thomas Lane. Call (614) 315-

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0437. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, at Columbus Alzheimer’s Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave. Open to anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Call 459-7050. Bipolar Anonymous, 7 p.m. Thursdays, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road. Call 895-1002. Breast Cancer Support Group, led by a psychologist, social workers and registered nurses. The groups are ongoing; join any time. Call Mount Carmel St. Ann’s at (614) 546-4180. CORDS (Cancer Overcomers Receiving Deliverance Support) meets from 78:30 p.m. the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of the month at Grove City Church of the Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road. Call Linda Purcell at 875-2551 extension 264. Couples pursuing adoption meet the second and fourth Monday of the month. For location and time, call Dee at 236-2678. Sponsored by RESOLVE of Ohio. Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 547-9788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus – Young Adults, 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Room 126 of Summit on 16th United Methodist Church, 82 E. 16th Ave. Also open all-age group. Free and open to the public. Call 547-9788. Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness, meets from 4-5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Road; and from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 470-0397. Families Anonymous, for parents of those with substance abuse or behavioral problems, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call 885-5199 or 875-8695. Parents of children with epilepsy meet from 6-8 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Riverside Health Center. No fee. Childcare available if registered. Call 358-0874. Scleroderma Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Arthritis Foundation office, 3740 Ridge Mill Road. Single Mothers Support Group, women’s outreach for women, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at 1950-H N. Fourth St. Child care is provided. Sister Friends Support Group, for women living with HIV/AIDS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Passages 823 1/2 E. Long St. Young Adult Epilepsy Support Group, 2 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month at the Epilepsy Foundation, 510 E. North Broadway, Suite 400. Call 2611100.

Service Academies Seminar is April 19 Students, parents and school officials are invited to learn more about the application process for the nation’s service academies from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Agriculture Administration Building at Ohio State University, 2120 Fyffe Road. Representatives of the nation’s four service academies—West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy—will answer questions and present information about the application process. Representatives from central Ohio’s Congressional offices will also attend. Parking is free.

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Franklin County Public Health and the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine will offer a low-cost rabies immunization clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court. Dogs, cats and ferrets are welcome. The cost is $5 per shot, cash only. No appointment is necessary. Animals must be on a leash or in an animal carrier. All dogs, cats and ferrets in Franklin County are required to be vaccinated against rabies and are required to wear their rabies Decorators’ Show For more information, call House opens April 30 tag. Franklin County Public Health at The Columbus Museum of (614) 525-3160 or visit Art’s women’s board will pres- ent the 2011 Decorators’ Show House April 30-May 22. Thurber House This year’s show house is a Spanish-revival home built in offers writing camps 1928, located at 4125 Oxford Thurber House is accepting regDrive in Upper Arlington. istrations for their 16th summer Catch a first look at the DSH writing camp program, which will and celebrate with food, spirits begin in June. and jazz music at the Preview Children entering grades 2-8 Party, to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. are invited to explore the world of Thursday, April 28. Dress is fes- creative writing in week-long sestive. Tickets are $100 per person, sions taught by professional writor $175 for two and are available ers. Special guests and field trips online at are included. The DSH will be open from 11 All camp sessions are held at a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes- the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson day, and Thursday, and from 11 Ave. a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and SunEach week of camp is limited day. Tickets are $15 if purchased to 40 students. Scholarships are in advance at the CMA Admis- available on a first-come, firstsions Desk, online at columbus- served basis. The deadline to apply or from women’s for a scholarship is April 22. board members. Tickets at the door The deadline to register for are $20. camp is May 6. More information The house is not handicap- is available online at www.thurberaccessible and children younger

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LIFE Continued from page A1 At Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, a neurologist found the astrocytoma brain tumor in her right temporal lobe. Fortunately, he also found it to be benign. The tumor was about the size of a golf ball and had been growing for four years. Her parents insisted she have the surgery to remove the tumor as soon as possible. Three weeks later, she went through a successful surgery. “The thing I hated most about it was I had to cut my hair,” she said. “I had a bowl cut and I thought I looked like a boy.” As a 6-year-old, she didn’t really realize what cancer was. “I just thought, well, I’m sick. Now that I am here (at the Relay For Life) and have experienced stories of other survivors, it really makes me appreciate what life has to offer and that life is a gift.” DeChellis enlisted about 20 survivors to participate in this year’s event. Joining these survivors in the two survivor laps, DeChellis said she remembered the day she found out she was officially a cancer survivor. She had been through almost a dozen MRIs in 10 years and at her last MRI at age 17, doctors informed her that she was completely cancer-free with no signs of it returning. DeChellis smiled from ear to ear as she recalled that moment. She was also pleased to see a much greater participation in this year’s Relay. There were a lot more student organizations involved, she said, and around the peak hours of 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. she estimates there were about 150 participants. “Relay For Life is a really great cause and we would like to see even more involvement next year,” she said. DeChellis said she will be involved in next year’s Relay For Life and after graduation she hopes to go into pediatric oncology nursing to help children with similar medical experiences to her childhood.

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Bexley’s Briana Stewart watches the ball into her glove, but the throw arrives too late to tag out Whitehall’s Amber Lucas at second base during their MSL-Ohio game on April 5. The visiting Lions lost 7-2. Stewart was hitting .551 through 10 games.

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Stewart improves game, outlook By PAUL BATTERSON

a difference not only at the plate but in the field, where Stewart has moved to shortstop after playing second base last April 20 — At Gahanna season. Of note: The Lions were 2-1 overall before April “At the end of last season I told her that 12 and were 1-0 in MSL-Ohio/Cardinal before she was one of the most talented kids on April 13. our team. She has so much ability, but she *MSL-Ohio/Cardinal match just didn’t use it,” Wemlinger said. “It is TRACK & FIELD so different this year. She really wants to April 5 — Meet at Columbus School for Girls canceled because of bad weather play and has a great attitude about stuff.” April 9 — Boys: Finished second (63.5) in fourStewart said she no longer gets anxious team Joe Ramsey Invitational at Hartley behind during games. champion Hamilton Township (76); Girls: Fin“Last year I wasn’t used to playing ished first (89) of four teams in Joe Ramsey Inagainst 18-year-olds,” Stewart said. “I’d vitational April 12 — Competed against Amandaget nervous before every single game. Clearcreek Now I’m going to the plate with more April 15 — Teays Valley Kiwanis Invitational confidence. When I go to the plate with confidence, I hit the ball and when I hit issue. Coach Wemlinger has really helped the ball more, I’m confident with my deme out so much (with my mechanics).” fense.” Wemlinger also tried to boost Stewart’s See LIONS, page B3 confidence after last season. He’s noticed

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Sophomore shortstop Briana Stewart and Bexley High School softball coach Rick Wemlinger agree. In terms of attitude and ability, Stewart is a new player. Below are the recent results and coming sched“She’s been playing with a completeules for the Bexley boys tennis and track & field ly different attitude,” Wemlinger said. teams: “Last year, she’d mope around when BOYS TENNIS *April 5 — Def. West Jefferson 5-0 things weren’t going well. I told her I April 6 — Lost to Lexington 3-2 didn’t want to see that this season. Now April 12 — Played Wellington every game she’s been walking up to the *April 13 — Played Granville plate with a big smile on her face. It’s *April 14 — At Whitehall April 15 — At Watterson been outstanding.” April 16 — Home vs. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Stewart has had plenty to smile about Jesuit so far this season. She entered the week batting .551. In an April 9 doubleheader, “Batting by far is the biggest thing I’m Stewart went 7-for-13 with three doubles and six RBI as the Lions defeated Miller- doing differently this season,” Stewart sport 10-4 and lost to Hamilton Township said. “Last year, I struck out all the time. This year it hasn’t been that much of an 10-6.

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Tennis team preparing for difficult stretch of matches By SCOTT HENNEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers A challenging stretch for the St. Charles Preparatory School tennis team began April 7 at Dublin Coffman. The Cardinals had won their first three matches before falling 4-1 to the Shamrocks. Coach Linda Myers said victories would be harder to come by in the weeks ahead, but those challenges would make her team stronger entering the postseason. “This is the start of our tough matches,” Myers said. “The reason we make a challenging schedule is we want the best teams for our players because you can’t get better without challenging yourself. “We might not always get the ‘W,’ but we get better. If we only cared about wins, we would play a whole different

schedule.” At Coffman, senior Weston Niermeyer played first singles with Dennis Gleason at second and Kevin Smoot at third. Juniors Michael Susa and Stuart Swartz played first doubles and sophomore Trey Ward and freshman William Niermeyer were at second doubles. On April 5 in a 5-0 win over Ready in the CCL opener, the singles courts were identical, but Swartz joined senior Grant Dolven in first doubles and Susa teamed with William Niermeyer. Dolven missed the Coffman match because he was ill. “Michael Susa was my (doubles) partner last year, so it wasn’t too bad (not playing with Dolven against the Shamrocks),” said Swartz, whose first doubles team won 7-5, 6-3 at Coffman. “Grant has the ability to change the game with his serving and volley, so

we definitely miss him when he’s not out there.” Before playing Coffman, the Cardinals had only three matches in the first 10 days of the season. “We will have a bottleneck because of the early postponements,” Myers said. “We’ll have some weeks where we have four or five matches. Everyone is in the same boat, but it’s still not easy. “It’s awful (to have early season postponements). You’re all geared up to get out there and play and you end up getting rained out, or even sleeted out.” Swartz said the sporadic schedule has slowed his transition from the indoor game that he played over the winter. By Adam Cairns/ThisWeek “I played indoor in winter and it does make it tough to get into a rhythm,” he Senior Weston Niermeyer started the season at first singles for St. Charles, which will

See CARDINALS, page B2 have a late spring break near midseason.

Scott Dempsey, who guided the Bexley High School girls soccer team to a 224-36-24 record in 13 seasons, has been hired to coach girls soccer at Hartley. Dempsey’s contract with Bexley was not renewed by the school board in a meeting March 14. “The nicest thing about taking over the job was we felt like Hartley was well within our comfort zone,” Dempsey said April 11. “We go to one of the parishes (St. Catherine) that feeds into Hartley. All of my kids have participated with kids who have gone on to play for or will play for Hartley. It was just a very, very good fit.” Dempsey’s wife, Molly, graduated from Hartley in 1983 and was one of seven siblings to attend the school. Dempsey replaces Billy Blake, who resigned after guiding the Hawks to an 8-8-1 record last fall in his only season as coach. Hartley lost to Hilliard Davidson 4-0 in the second of the Division I district tournament. Blake took over for Keith Scarlett, who compiled a 5720-16 record in five seasons before becoming the women’s soccer coach at Eastern Oregon University. “Keith did a great job with this program,” Dempsey said. “Hartley’s a competitive program and I’m looking forward to continue to build on that tradition.” The Hawks are 0-5 against Bexley since 2006, including a 2-0 loss in a 2007 Division II district final. “A lot of times when we were Division II, it was Bexley and Hartley for battling for district honors,” Hartley athletics director Dave Thompson said. “We had some great games with Bexley. We look forward to having (Dempsey) at Hartley and I think he will do a great job.” Dempsey built Bexley from a team that hadn’t won a postseason match into a Division II state power. Under Dempsey, the Lions won 10 league titles, 11 district championships and eight regional championships. Bexley won the 2009 state title, although that championship came with an asterisk. After defeating the Lions 2-1 in the state final, Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown had to relinquish the championship because it had used an ineligible player. Bexley’s eight state tournament appearances is tied with Centerville and Cincinnati St. Ursula for the third most behind Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (10) and Strongsville (nine). “Hartley strives for excellence in all of its endeavors,” Dempsey said. “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to work with another group of players who understand commitment to excellence. Hartley values excellence and that’s a great foundation to start with.”

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Lacrosse team seeks teamwork, intensity By CORY STEGER

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Sometimes even an experienced team needs a wake-up call. That’s what the Columbus School for Girls lacrosse team got with its 109 loss to Hartley on March 31. CSG expected to win, but the Unicorns made mistakes and the Hawks capitalized on them. CSG didn’t enter the game with the proper mindset, midfielder Bridget O’Donnell said. “I feel like we were a little slow,” she said. “It was spring break and we were a bit slow. We kind of expected to win that game so we didn’t pump ourselves up for it, and they had a lot of energy and out ran us.” CSG was one step from the Division II state tournament last season, losing 13-7 to Columbus Academy in a regional final. The Unicorns have several key players back from that squad, which finished with a 12-5 overall record.

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Columbus School for Girls lacrosse and track & field teams: LACROSSE March 29 — Defeated Olentangy 17-10 in opener March 31 — Lost to Hartley 10-9 April 5 — Def. Wellington 17-10 April 11 — Def. Dublin Jerome 18-11

Their sights are set this season on the state tournament, but more effort is needed, second-year coach Lindsay Pieper said. “We didn’t come out wanting it against Hartley,” she said. “We’ve improved greatly since last year, but in that game we came out flat and didn’t play our game. We’ve worked on that since then.” Pieper set out to fix the Unicorns’ attitude by altering their practice routines. Practices now include more direct com-

April 12 — Played DeSales April 14 — Home vs. Hilliard Bradley April 16 — Shaker Heights Laurel and Libertyville (Ill.) in Hannigan-Galipault Tournament at Thomas Worthington April 18 — Home vs. Worthington Kilbourne April 19 — Home vs. Dublin Scioto TRACK & FIELD April 5 — Meet with Bexley canceled because of bad weather April 9 — Finished fourth (63) behind champion Heath (86) in Granville Invitational April 12 — Home vs. Bexley and Hartley April 16 — Heath Invitational

petition and more intensity. Pieper said she wants practices to feel more like games, believing that will better prepare CSG for actual competition. The Unicorns now enter a tough stretch of their schedule beginning Thursday, April 14, at home against Hilliard Bradley. They play twice in the Hannigan-Galipault Tournament on Saturday, April 16, at Thomas Worthington then play host to Worthington Kilbourne on Monday, April 18, and Dublin Scioto

on Tuesday, April 19. O’Donnell said better practices should help, but she also wants to see better team chemistry. “I think we need to become closer as a team,” O’Donnell said. “We have the skills and we have the speed, but sometimes we don’t have the connection. Last year we did so well because I always knew where my teammates were.” Midfielder Emma McGregor offered a similar assessment. “I think we really need to pick up our teamwork and coordination on the field to get back to where we were last year,” she said. “Our defensive slides haven’t been there, but I think we’re improving on them a lot.” The Unicorns are a work in progress. “We’re now focusing on ourselves and not other teams,” Pieper said. “We want to be more concerned with how we play. We want to be more assertive.” The Hartley game “was a huge wakeup call for us,” McGregor said. “I’d rather have (a loss like that) happen earlier than later.”

•The track and field team will compete in the Heath Invitational on Saturday, April 16. It is the second big meet on the Unicorns’ schedule. On April 9, CSG competed in the Granville Invitational in what ended up being the season opener after an April 5 dual meet with Bexley was canceled because of bad weather. At the Granville Invitational, the Unicorns finished fourth (63 points) behind Heath (86), Granville (81.5) and Ready (70) as 16 teams scored. Mo Ruff was fifth (13.63 seconds) in the 100 meters and eighth (28.88) in the 200. Sophie Chatas was third (5:34.30) in the 1,600. In the 100 hurdles, Ashley Harrington was second (16.43) and Cecilia Pesavento was sixth (17.40). Anna Vutech was second (5 feet) in the high jump. The 400 relay was fifth (54.24), the 800 relay was fourth (1:55.24), the 1,600 relay was third (4:21.75) and the 3,200 relay was fourth (10:31.38).


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Columbus School for Girls junior Taylor McIntyre earned her third consecutive state title in the women’s junior (U19) foil competition last weekend at the Steelwood Fencing Center in Columbus. McIntyre, a Gahanna resident who also competes for the CSG track and field team, beat Columbus Academy’s Abigail Kaye 15-4 in the championship match. After receiving a first-round bye, she beat Rocky River’s Alexis Burnley 15-0 and Rocky River’s Mary Burns 15-5 to advance to the final. “Third time’s the charm,” McIntyre said. “Hopefully I’ll (win) all four years.” Rocky River won the girls team title and Upper Arlington was second. Coffman’s Eleni Christofides tied for third and UA’s Megan Arnling (ninth) and Isabel Randolph (10th) also placed in foil. McIntyre began fencing as a 10-year-old after seeing a fencing exposition at Easton. She won the Division II Summer National Championships in July

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Taylor McIntyre (left) of Columbus School for Girls fences Isabel Randolph of Upper Arlington during the state tournament April 9 at Ohio State’s Steelwood Fencing Center.

2009 in Grapevine, Texas, and said that over the last couple years she has “gotten really serious.” “I used to do ballet and I hated ballet, but my mom told me I couldn’t quit unless I do another sport,” McIntyre said. “I

didn’t start out being as serious as I am now. I do track also, so that kind of builds up my endurance for fencing. It’s fun to play with swords.” UA’s Sterling Streb won the saber competition, and teammates Manting Lao (tied for

third), Isabel Randolph (eighth) and Rachel Hucek (10th) all placed among the top 10. In epee, Hucek was third, Arnling was fifth and Jerome’s Emily Park placed eighth. •Two months ago, Dublin Jerome senior Leo Shea decid-

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ed the best way to help his team at this year’s state boys fencing championships was to switch from competing in the foil event to competing in epee. The points he scored by placing 10th in epee last weekend provided the kind of contribution necessary to help the Celtics capture their first state championship. Shea, who made it to the “Table of 16” round in epee, helped Jerome finish with 112 points. Upper Arlington (103) and Dublin Coffman (98) followed among the six schools that posted team scores. “It’s Jerome’s first-ever state championship. It’s been long awaited and I’m very, very pleased,” coach Simon Birkhoff said. According to Birkhoff, the Celtics had a 38-point lead after the first day of competition April 9 and struggled April 10 but managed to hold off UA and Coffman. Jerome freshman Noah Myers tied for third in the saber. Also for the Celtics, Kirklen Thomas Shedlock placed sixth in saber and 10th in foil, Matthew Wiese was fifth in foil, Garrett Turley was sixth in foil

schedule any matches that week. But during that time, we could lose our match toughness, so I didn’t give them the whole week off. “We have matches against Pickerington North and Upper Arlington, so that definitely won’t be a week off. Those aren’t easy matches. I thought that they would keep us match-tough and I didn’t want us to lose our competitive edge.” Weston Niermeyer said the late break will allow for practice time to improve both his game and that of his teammates. “The strength of my game is probably ground strokes and my backhand, but I have been working on my serve,” he said. “I’ve been working on keeping my head up longer and working on my service motion. “The late break will keep us from going away on vacation, but it will give us more practice time and that will help us as a team.”

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the St. Charles baseball, tennis, track & field, lacrosse and volleyball teams: BASEBALL *April 6 — Lost to Hartley 11-1 in five innings in CCL opener April 7 — Game vs. Pickerington North postponed. Rescheduled for April 28. *April 8 — Lost to Watterson 3-2 April 9 — Defeated Liberty Union 7-4 and lost to London 9-8 *April 12 — Played Ready *April 13 — Played DeSales April 15 — Home vs. Worthington Christian April 16 — At Westerville Central (DH) *April 18 — Home vs. Hartley *April 20 — Home vs. Watterson Of note: The Cardinals were 5-3 overall before April 12. TENNIS *April 5 — Def. Ready 5-0

April 6 — Match vs. Bexley postponed and rescheduled for May 10 April 7 — Lost to Dublin Coffman 4-1 April 11 — Match vs. Gahanna postponed and rescheduled May 10 *April 12 — Played Hartley April 13 — Played Wellington April 18 — Home vs. Olentangy *April 19 — At DeSales Of note: The Cardinals were 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the CCL before April 12. TRACK & FIELD April 8 — Tied Vandalia Butler for fifth (52) in 19-team Troy Relays as Trotwood-Madison (104) won. Chris Quinn won the 2,000 steeplechase (6:23.6) and the 3,200 (9:42.69) and also joined Brady Wilson, Colin Merrill and Stevyn Spees on the winning 3,200 relay (8:19.09). April 12 — Competed in quad at CSG April 15 — Mehock Relays at Mansfield Senior April 20 — Spring Break Invitational at Mifflin *CCL contest LACROSSE *April 7 — Def. Pickerington North

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The 19th Ohio Tournament of Champions wrestling event is scheduled for Saturday,April 16, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. According to organizers, more than 2,200 wrestlers from more than 30 states will compete. The wrestlers are ages 5 to 40.

1460 AM to air Crew show The Columbus Crew and RadiOhio have launched “Inside the Crew,” a radio show that will air 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays on “The Fan,” WBNS 1460 AM. The Crew’s radio play-by-play announcer, Neil Sika, and TV analyst Duncan Oughton, a former Crew player, will serve as hosts of the show, which will focus on the team and soccer in central Ohio.

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said. “The outdoor game is different with the wind and the sun, so you have to make that adjustment.” Weston Niermeyer did not play in the 3-2 season-opening win over Westerville North on March 28, but he had singles wins in a 5-0 victory over Groveport on April 1 and against Ready. Despite losing for the first time this season against Coffman, he was happy to begin the difficult stretch of matches. “(Playing tough opponents) helps us to get ready for the postseason,” he said. “It’s good to have challenging opponents because it helps us stay focused and maintain that going into the postseason.” Another challenge ahead for the Cardinals will be spring break. Unlike many schools, the break for St. Charles revolves around the Easter holiday. That makes the layoff come at midseason, running from April 22 to May 1. “Our spring break is the last week in April, which is super late for us,” Myers said. “I normally don’t

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and Ben Crawford was eighth in foil. Bexley’s Aaron Hutchison won the foil competition, beating Dayton Chaminade Julienne’s Edmund Gehres 15-9 for the championship. Also placing among the top 10 in epee were UA’s Nick Mohr (sixth) and Rohit Menon (seventh). In foil, Columbus’ Eugenio Bonello (third) and Rostislav Tesler (ninth) and Coffman’s Sriram Durvasula (seventh) were top-10 finishers. Columbus’ Robbie Foley (second), UA’s Derek Hessler (tied for third), Chanhee J. Ha (seventh) and Max Whitmeyer (10th) and Coffman’s Daniel Smith (fifth) all placed in the top 10 in saber. “I was hoping (Jerome and Coffman) would go one-two. We didn’t, but it was really close,” Birkhoff said. “It was kind of a rough morning (April 10) after (Jerome) had a big lead after the first day. Noah Myers is a first-year fencer who used to do Eastern martial arts, so him taking third is really quite impressive.”

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13-1 April 12 — Played Granville April 14 — Home vs. Watterson April 16 — Home vs. Saltsburg (Pa.) Kiski Prep *April 19 — Home vs. Westerville North Of note: The Cardinals were 2-5 overall before April 12 and are 1-2 in the Division I, Central Region. *Division I, Central Region game VOLLEYBALL *April 5 — Def. Gahanna Christian 25-5, 25-14, 25-18 *April 7 — Match at Watterson postponed and rescheduled for May 2 April 11 — Def. Mount Vernon 28-26, 22-25, 26-24, 25-20 *April 12 — Played Licking Heights *April 13 — Played DeSales *April 14 — At Whetstone April 15-16 — Wolf Tournament at Worthington Kilbourne *April 19 — At Gahanna Christian Of note: The Cardinals were 4-3 overall and 2-0 in the COVL before April 12. *COVL match

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The Lions Maria Kahan delivers a pitch April 5 at Whitehall.

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Wemlinger now hopes Stewart’s confidence spreads to the rest of the team. The Lions have been plagued by lategame collapses. In its first seven losses, Bexley has been outscored 25-12 in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings combined. Wemlinger said games like a 7-2 loss to Whitehall on April 5 hurt. Whitehall snapped a 2-all tie by scoring five runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Bexley begins the second round of MSL-Ohio Division play against Heath on Thursday, April 14. The Lions play host to Whitehall on Wednesday, April 20. “If we don’t come to play in this league, you’re going to struggle,” Wemlinger said. •Boys lacrosse player Nick Maley also is having a breakthrough performance this season. The junior attacker has 24 goals in the Lions’five games. He scored a team-high 36 goals last season as Bexley went 8-9. Maley scored seven goals to lead the Lions to their first win over Watterson 16-14 on April 5. He also had seven goals in an 18-4 victory over Marysville on April 9. “I don’t know if he ate Wheaties every day or what. If it were that simple, I’d have all the kids do it,” said coach Rich Russo, whose team was 3-2 overall before playing Pickerington Central on April 13. “The biggest thing is he’s matured.

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Bexley baseball, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse and softball teams: BASEBALL April 5 — Defeated Whitehall 8-2 *April 6 — Def. Granville 16-5. The Lions scored nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. *April 8 — Lost to Newark Catholic 7-1 April 9 — Lost to Olentangy 5-3 and Mount Vernon 14-4 *April 12 — Played Lakewood *April 13 — Played Licking Valley *April 15 — Home vs. Columbus Academy April 16 — at Big Walnut with Ready *April 20 — Home vs. Whitehall Of note: The Lions were 4-4 overall and 3-1 in the MSL-Ohio before April 12. *MSL-Ohio game BOYS LACROSSE April 5 — Def. Watterson 16-14. Nick Maley had seven goals and Tyler Bringman added five goals. April 6 — Lost to DeSales 19-6. Maley had three goals. April 9 — Def. Marysville 18-4. Maley had seven goals. April 13 — Played Pickerington Central April 15 — Home vs. Pickerington North

He’s bigger, stronger and faster than he was a year ago. He just has the knack for putting the ball in the back of the net.” “Over the past summer, it just felt like something clicked,” Maley said. “The game got a little easier. I’m playing with a good group of guys this year and on game day I just go into this little zone.” Maley expects goals will be more difficult to come by as defenses start to focus on him.

April 19 — Home vs. Hilliard Bradley Of note: The Lions were 3-2 overall before April 13. GIRLS LACROSSE *April 5 — Def. Granville 13-2. Gabby Goldach had six goals. April 7 — Def. Orange 11-8. Goldach had four goals. April 13 — Played Hilliard Davidson April 14 — At Gahanna April 16 — Cincinnati Indian Hill and Loveland in Hannigan-Galipault Tournament at Thomas Worthington Of note: The Lions were 2-2 overall before April 13 and are 1-2 in the CIL. *Central Independent League game SOFTBALL *April 5 — Lost to Whitehall 7-2 *April 6 — Lost to Granville 10-2 *April 8 — Lost to Newark Catholic 4-1 April 9 — Def. Millersport 10-4; lost to Hamilton Township 10-6 *April 12 — Played Lakewood April 12 — Played Worthington Christian *April 13 — Played Licking Valley *April 14 — At Heath April 19 — At Franklin Heights *April 20 — Home vs. Whitehall Of note: The Lions were 3-7 overall and 0-4 in the MSL-Ohio before April 12. *MSL-Ohio game

The following schools are seeking coaches: Bexley — Girls soccer. Send letter of interest and résumé by Friday, April 15, to Molly Feesler, athletics director, 326 S. Cassingham Road, Bexley, Ohio 43209, or email molly.feesler@ DeSales — Boys and girls swimming. Send résumé to athletics director Tom Neubert at New Albany — Girls tennis. Send résumé by Friday, April 15, to athletics director Kevin Reed at Westland — Volleyball. Send résumé to athletics director Greg Burke at Worthington Kilbourne — Wrestling. Send résumé to Jeff Todd, athletics director, 1499 Hard Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235, or email jtodd@worthington

“Before one of the games my coach said, ‘They’re starting to get worried about you,’” Maley said with a laugh. “I’ve got a lot of friends on this team who are good players and (if teams start to double team me) I can help the offense by passing and creating opportunities for them.”

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All-Star Classic set for April 17 The third annual Ohio College All-Star Classic will be held Sunday, April 17, at Upper Arlington High School. The event will begin at noon with a high school boys all-star game featuring seniors from central Ohio. At 1:45 p.m., seniors from Ohio NCAA Division II and III and NAIA schools will play in the men’s small college all-star game. At 3:30 p.m., a men’s Division I college all-star game featuring seniors from Ohio schools will be played.

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Former Ohio State running back Archie Griffin will be the featured speaker at the annual Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp on June 26 at Otterbein University. The camp is a fundraiser for Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation, which provides financial support for brain tumor research and families living with pediatric cancer. The one-day camp is open to student-athletes entering grades 9-12 this fall. Athletes will be divided into small groups to receive instruction in offensive and defensive skills from volunteer coaches. To register for the camp, visit

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FAB 5 By Jim Fischer

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in the consciousness of popular American music as Harlem’s Apollo Theater. The litany of artists who began their career there reads like a who’s who of jazz, R&B and soul. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to this rich history with “A Night at the Apollo” through Sunday, April 17, at the Southern Theatre. Joined by singer Marva Hicks, the program will celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Sam Cooke and more. Tickets are $49-$41. Call (614) 294-5200.

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sy-pop tunes. Kinda like Norah Jones meets Katy Perry. She might prove a bit edgy for the upper echelons of superstardom, but Pritchard — who also was in the original cast of Spring Awakening on Broadway — has “buzz artist” written all over her. She’s touring in support of her debut album, Wasted in Jackson. The Beat is admittedly hit 2 and miss when it comes to Tickets are $12/$14. Call 1predicting opportunities to say 800-745-3000. you-saw-them-when, but we can’t shake the notion that Friday, April 3 Irene Kelley is one of those diamond-in-the-rough artists, 15, at The Basement, is one of those times, as young Lauren a singer-songwriter who’s had Pritchard opens for Brandon some success with her songs James and Matt White, a pair (which have been recorded by Trof Johnny (Mayer)-come-latelys. isha Yearwood, Alan Jackson, Pritchard’s voice is lush, pow- Loretta Lynn and more) but who erful and beguiling, an instrument displays genuine chops as a perin full effect on her soulful, root- forming artist as well.

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The Latrobe, Pa., native’s path became clear when she was kicked out of her Led Zeppelin cover band in high school for suggesting they add a Dolly Parton song to the set list. Her new CD, Thunderbird, is a treat. Kelley, with opener Melissa Greener, is hosted by Six String Concerts and the McConnell Arts Center of Worthington Friday, April 15, at the MAC. Tickets are $20/$15/$23. Call (614) 4310329. If there is an indie hip-hop

4 scene amid the glamour and violence of mainstream rap, Atmosphere epitomizes it. Sadly, the Wednesday, April 20, show by the Minneapolis-based duo at the Newport Music Hall is sold out. So if you want some hip-hop conscience in the coming days, you’ll have to hope that by the time you read this, the Talib Kweli show Friday, April 15, at Skully’s Music Diner, is not yet sold out. (It happened for his Skully’s date last year, so…) The one-time partner of Mos Def drops clever rhymes and serious wordplay over soulful and jazzy riffs. Tickets are $20/$25. Call (614) 291-8856.

Steffanie Leigh as Mary Poppins, Talon Ackerman as Michael Banks and Camille Mancuso as Jane Banks in the National Tour of Mary Poppins.

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5 Steffanie Leigh was working when she got the lead role in the national tour of Mary Poppins. “I was definitely not as good a nanny as Mary Poppins,” Leigh told The Beat with a laugh. That bit of real-life coincidence is just a stage-setter for the magic of which Leigh gets to be a part on a nightly basis. “To be ‘practically perfect.’It’s fun to create those illusions,” Leigh said. Those illusions include, of course, flight, but also a plethora of items retrieved from her magic bag during the opening number, Practically Perfect. (Leigh refused to provide behind-the-scenes secrets for either.) She did, however, explain that the stage production storyline is not a mirror image of the 1964 film, as the creative team opted to adapt some of the same and some different vignettes from the book on which both are based. “It’s more of a character study of the family and their transformation,” Leigh explained. A family — the Bankses — which she

Broadway Across America – Columbus will present the national tour of Mary Poppins April 20 through May 8 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $65-$25. Call (614) 469-0939.

pretty amazing.” Leigh concurred, adding that longtime fan favorites like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Jolly Holiday stand alongside new numbers composed for the stage show like the powerful Anything Can Happen. “But I really love singing Feed the Birds,” Leigh added. “It has such beautiful lyrics and melody. And, in our production it’s set in front of a beautiful backdrop of St. Paul’s Cathedral.” Both Mancuso and Leigh have seen the movie over and over, but more from a fan’s perspective than an actor’s. Leigh said that, while the stage show is different, the film’s popularity is nothing to run away from. “We embrace the fact that it’s well-known,” she explained. “I’ll never be Julie Andrews. But I love getting to play such a magical character, where you can just let your imagination go.”

helps transform. Her charges include Michael and Jane Banks, the latter of which is played by 11-year-old Camille Mancuso of Blacklick. “We start off being total brats and snobs,” Mancuso told The Beat. “Mary takes us on some crazy adventures and we realize we don’t have to be brats. We can just have fun.” And fun is had by all. Mancuso said the children are the busiest of all the cast members, but that it seems a fair trade to participate in all the rollicking, frolicking fun. “I get to spell Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious every day,” Mancuso said. “And getting to interact with all these great people For more from The Beat’s inon stage is a blast. It’s so much terviews with Camille Mancuso fun to sing and dance because these and Steffanie Leigh, read the Beatsongs are energetic and crazy. It’s Blog at

Turkish delights abound in Dublin strip mall Situated in present-day Turkey, the historic city of Ephesus was a major urban center, even during the high times of the ancient Greeks and the Roman Empire. Situated in a strip mall in Dublin, Cafe Ephesus brings to our area those potent traditions of lusty Turkish cooking at unbeatable values (big portions, great food and right-on prices). Cafe Ephesus adds to its cost-effective attractions by subtracting the adult beverage part from your bill: It doesn’t sell booze. And while the place isn’t fancy, it’s far from a drag to eat in its modern and pleasant facilities. In your ears will be rousing Turkish tunes and on the walls are a few framed, postcard-worthy photographs of watery scenes near the famous city. There are also a couple of colorful, hanging Turkish rugs, some pretty blue tiles along the back wall and a paneled, festive painting of a laid-out banquet positioned above the little semi-open kitchen.


Cafe Ephesus 6720 Perimeter Loop Road, Dublin 614-798-8091 Web: Cuisine: Greek & Mediterranean Price: $$ ($10-$20 per person) Patio: No Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. MondaySaturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday

by G.A. Benton Of course, it’s what’s on the dishes that counts, and that’s the most impressive aspect of Cafe Ephesus. A great way to begin exploring some of its bold Turkish flavors is with the Combination Plate of dips and salad-cold appetizers ($14, easily serves three). Arrayed like a dartboard, that killer veggie-heavy platter hit the bulls-eye of authenticity with Kisir, similar to tabbouli but more complex and crunchy, with nuts and a much higher bulgur-toparsley ratio; Ezme, like a fiery Turkish salsa; Haydari , a rich and thick yogurt dip brightened by dill and mint; Dolmasi, vegetarian grape leaves stuffed with cinnamon rice, pine nuts and currants; Barbunya Pilaki, a neat pinto bean, onion, potato and tomato salad; Soslu

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The ezme appetizer at Cafe Ephesus.

Patlican, like a lovely ratatouille; Patlican Saltasi, a great, smoky, fresh and lemony baba ganoush; and a rich hummus flavored with cumin and lemon. From the hot appetizers, it’s hard to

lamby Shish ($15) and Doner ($12) — Turkish gyro, but so much better than the usual stuff. Seekers of more aromatic food might pick the sausagey Adana kebabs ($12), also available in a nifty chicken version. Not into kebabs tonight? No problem, Ephesus has you covered with a seafood dish like an unusual, rich and terrific Tilapia ($13), baked with mushrooms, peppers, onions and plenty of cheese and sided with one of Ephesus’ great salads. But there are also other terrestrial triumphs, like wonderful cabbage rolls (Lahana Dolmasi, $12). Desserts lived up to Ephesus’ fantastic savory fare. Try the homemade, nottoo-sweet baklava ($5) that’s flaky and golden brown on top, dense and nutty underneath.

beat the marvelous and minty Mucver ($6). Probably the healthiest pancakes you’ll ever eat, they’re crispy yet springy and made with shredded veggies (mostly zucchini and potato) and come with a side of herbed yogurt dip. You gotta get the kebabs right at a Turkish restaurant, and Ephesus certainly does. Served with a fluffy rice pilaf plus a pickled cabbage, parsley and raw onion mix (good for making little sandwiches with the ubiquitous grilled pita here), they all rocked. It’s nearly For a complete guide to impossible to pin down a favorite, but local restaurants, visit heartier eaters might target the juicy and

Bakery gets cooking inside Chinese restaurant in Clintonville Ying’s Tea House & Yum-Yum has a sweet new partner. Ying Liu, owner of the Clintonville restaurant, and baker Elena Birukow have formed Yum-Yum Bakery, which now occupies a portion of the space at 4312 N. High St. Birukow’s creations run the gamut — from savory to sweet and touching all styles. Pastry cases are lined with cannoli, napoleons, Russian-style stuffed buns, fresh-baked breads, cinnamon rolls, muffins and other baked goods. Unconventional flavors are in order for doughnuts and cupcakes, she said. “I have many ideas,” she said. She is particularly known for her elaborate

wedding cakes. Birukow also takes special orders for desserts that are not part of the daily lineup. “Everything a bakery can do, I can do,” said the Moscow native. To make things convenient for the earlymorning crowd, the bakery opens at 7 a.m. every day. Liu, for her part, said she is bent on improving the coffee drinks and tea options. She soon will start importing loose-leaf teas from China. Birukow and Liu met through a mutual

friend. Liu said she originally intended to open a dessert shop three years ago but it morphed into a full-service Chinese restaurant. Originally, she sublet half the space from a maker of Middle Eastern pita. She took over the enIt’s safe to say Roger Gentile tire 3,600-square-foot space about a year ago likes wine a lot. after the former occupant closed. And he wants others to enjoy The bakery and restaurant are open daily. it as much. For more information, call 614-262-7587. “I try to make wine relatable

Hometown Oriental Carryout and Deli has changed hands. The Northwest Side restaurant, owned by husband-and-wife team Hartanto Nugroho and Liliana Liem, has been renamed Lily’s Asian Cuisine, 787 Bethel Road in the Olentangy Plaza. The couple said they will continue to offer most items on the previous menu while they introduce their own bill of fare, which offers mostly Chinese with the occasional Japanese and Thai dish, too. They already have installed a sushi bar. Liem formerly was a sushi chef at Whole Foods. It’s a big change for the 2,100-square-foot space, known for its cafeteria-like austerity as well as duck and barbecued pork hanging on hooks behind the counter. (Both items will remain on the menu but will not be displayed in the same manner.) Most entrees are in the $10 to $12 range. Siblings Marie and Peter Kwan recently owned the restaurant. Peter Kwan has stayed on as one of the chefs but his sister is no longer By Tim Norman/ThisWeek with the restaurant. Elena Birukow shows off one of her cakes while standing next to the counter filled with The new owners say they will do some cosother delicacies she creates at Ying’s Teahouse & Yum-Yum Bakery, 4312 N. High St. metic work to the interior and intend to apply Yum-Yum Bakery is located in a portion of the Chinese restaurant in Clintonville. for a license to sell beer and wine.

Over the years, the space has been transformed. He has traded a deli for Mama Mimi’s Take N’ Roger Gentile Bake Pizza. The space has undergone several remodeling projects. A second-floor room is used for wine-tastings and classes. “If you don’t change, you’re going out of business,” he said. At 65, he still enjoys his job. “Do you understand how much I love this?” he said. To see Gentile’s review of 2009 Geretto “Confidenza” Refosco IGT, go to

to people,” said the owner of Gentile’s, the Wine Sellers. “Wine should be fun.” Gentile, who’s spent more than 40 years in the business, is the new Wine Wisdom columnist for Food & Wine. He replaces sommelier Chris Dillman. The author of two books — “The Basics of Wine” and “Discovering Ohio Wine” — has spent most of his adult life selling wine and educating people about the subject. For a short time, he was a TV personality — the Wine Wizard — on PM Magazine and later did restaurant reviews for the show. Recipe of the week The shop, 1565 King Ave. in the Grandview Heights area, was founded by his father in 1954. Shortly after graduating from Ohio State University, Gentile began working at the store fulltime. He would later return to Ohio State to teach wine classes. The shop is a wine and craftbeer depot with no pop, potato Ahi tuna stack, courtesy of chips, lottery or beef jerky. Bradley Balch of Tucci’s.

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Home sales Bexley/Berwick/ Columbus 43209 970 Vernon Rd, 43209, Richard D. Langley and Jacquelyn S. Langley, $184,000. 946 College Ave, 43209, Stephen L. Pryor and David W. Pryor, $112,000.

Columbus/43227 3394 Seabrook Ave, 43227, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, $46,000.

New Albany 5689 Sugarwood Dr, 43054, John L. LaVoie, $321,000. 1450 Sedgefield Dr, 43054, Patsy D. Lawrence; Condo, $173,500. 7268 Billy Goat Dr, 43054, Blake W. Kuhn and Chelsea S. Kuhn, $144,300. 7024 Abbeyfield Dr, 43054, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, $126,000. 5955 Thunder Gulch Dr, 43054, Fannie Mae; Condo, $86,000.

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Household Realty Corp., $80,000. 646 Collier Dr, 43082, David C. Koscheski and Saija-Liisa Koscheski, $288,826. 7520 Center Green Dr, 43082, Colleen S. Brandt and Michael J. Brandt, $265,000. 6447 Riviera Court, 43082, Joseph E. Uher and Lara A. Uher, $253,000. 6938 Hawksbeard Dr, 43082, Tommy Vo and Thao Nguyen, $251,900. 6679 Springview Dr, 43082, Garett W. Foley and Elizabeth A. Foley, $235,000. 7588 Benderson Dr, 43082, Allison E. Turner and James C. Hodgins, $219,000. 7083 Upper Cambridge Way, 43082, Gwen E. Joseph, $215,000. 6690 Inverness St, 43082, Jennifer J. Krueger and Ronald B. Krueger, $196,900.

J. Messina II, $191,000. 387 Timberland View Dr, 43055, Michael E. McGee and Sheri L. McGee, $189,000. 289 N Heathe Rd, 43055, Jason F. Collins, $154,900. 3761 Price Rd NE, 43055, Wilbur Robey Jr. and Nicole Wiles, $139,900. 1523 SHunters Dr, 43055, Christine L. Barrett, $130,000. 576 Swansea Rd, 43055, Kathleen R. Kennedy, $118,000. 1088 Swern Lane, 43055, Mark A. Elliott and Kristin D. Elliott, $94,500. 725 Smithfield Dr, 43055, Toni Ann Hanzey and Clarence Hanzey, $74,000.


144 Beechwood Dr, 43023, Dwight P. Davidson and Kari R. Davidson, $243,000. 2821 Deeds Rd, 43023, Joseph T. Barnaba and Marla R. BarnaNewark ba, $235,000. 69 Wesleyan Circle, 43023, 2607 Upland View Court, Reynoldsburg 43055, Brian E. Walters and Stacy Keith E. Claypool and Cynthia 7053 Winnow Court, 43068, A. Walters, $260,000. L. Claypool, $175,000. Vanny Hem and Reasey Hem, 274 Brenton Dr, 43055, Rozzi $109,900. Upper Arlington 2175 Hedgerow Rd, Unit A, Pataskala 43220, Branislav and Milena 114 Royalty Dr, 43062, Lorant Cobanov, $60,000. Ipacs and Shelley M. Ipacs, 2175 Hedgerow Rd, Unit C, $193,340. 43220, Southern Magnolia Prop312 Hayloft Ct, 43062, David erties, Ltd, $60,000. E. Jones and Mary B. Jones, 2175 Hedgerow Rd, Unit D, $154,000. 43220, Southern Magnolia Prop108 E. Swine Dr, 43062, James erties, Ltd, $60,000. L. Herring and Jane H. Herring, 2175 Hedgerow Rd, Unit F, $149,000. 43220, Southern Magnolia PropPAUL HUNT CRS, GRI, erties, Ltd, $60,000. Realtor Westerville 1722 Berkshire Rd, 43221, HER President’s Club 8075 Bevelhymer Rd, 43081, CBR Lifetime Achievement Award 2005 Mary Kathleen Francis and Capital University ’68 John H. Richardson and ChristiMichael Alexander Paxton, Bexley/East Office Leader 20+ years. na R. Richardson, $335,000. $330,000. Thinking of buying or selling a 346 Cornhill Ct, 43081, 3371 Stonehenge Ct, 43221, home? You need and deserve a Nicholas S. and Mary Anne Michael E. and Christy successful, experienced Realtor for Williamson, $217,000. Stuhldreher, $282,000. your real estate needs. CALL PAUL. 6153 Albany Way Dr, 43081, 2217 Farleigh Rd, 43221, 273-6131 WB VIA, Ltd., $172,000. Zachary Menker, $255,000. 48 E Main St, 43081, Lance D. Milan, $116,000. Check out recent home sales in 4978 Smoketalk Ln, 43081, other central Ohio neighborhoods Fannie Mae; Condo, $90,000. at Click 3708 Mexico Ave, 43081, on Recent Home Sales.


The following is a list of that seeds are more than just Columbus and Franklin County food. Metropolitan Park District programs for this week. Blendon Woods Metro Park 4265 State Route 161 E., Battelle-Darby Creek Westerville Metro Park • Preschoolers: Neat Nests, 1775 Darby Creek Drive, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Galloway Center. Learn how and why birds • Off the Beaten Path, 10 a.m. make nests for their young. Take Saturday at the Indian Ridge bul- away a bag of nesting materials letin board. Take a three-mile, to help birds get started on their off-trail hike. nests. • Yoga in the Park, 2 p.m. • Trillium Trek, 2 p.m. SunSunday at the naturalist’s office. day at the Nature Center. Take Bring a mat or blanket and learn a leisurely stroll in search of wildyoga postures. flowers. • Wild Edibles, 3 p.m. Sun• Homeschoolers: Neat Nests, day at the naturalist’s office. 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sample some of spring’s edible the Nature Center, for ages 6-9. plants on a one-mile hike through Learn how and why birds make woodlands and fields. nests for their young. Take away • Preschoolers: The Buzz a bag of nesting materials to help About Bees, 9:30 or 11 a.m. birds get started on their nests. Tuesday at the Cedar Ridge Lodge. Learn how bees find the Inniswood Metro Gardens sweetest flowers for nectar 940 Hempstead Road, through story, song and a craft. Westerville • Photo Basics: Birds, 7 p.m. • Wellness in the Garden: Wednesday at the Cedar Ridge Walk Into Spring, 10 a.m. SatLodge. Discover techniques for urday at the Garden entrance. photographing birds at feeders, Take a guided walk along the on perches and in the wetlands. paths and trails. • Wild Ones, 10 a.m. SaturBlacklick Woods Metro Park day at the Innis House. Join the 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus Chapter for its monthReynoldsburg ly meeting about the use and im• Metro Five-0: Coffee & portance of native plants. Wildlife Watch, 8 a.m. Satur• Herbs for Health, 7 p.m. day at the Nature Center. View Wednesday at the Innis House. wildlife through the windows The Herb Society of America, while enjoying a cup of coffee. Central Ohio Unit’s monthly • Preschoolers: The Beech meeting features guest speaker Tree Puppets Discover Seeds, Marina Schaum of Ohio Valley 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Beech Herbal Products. The meeting is Maple Lodge. The puppets learn open to the public.

Pickerington Ponds Metro Park 7680 Wright Road, Canal Winchester • Here Come the Herons, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Glacier Wright Road parking lot. Learn about the great blue herons and watch them at their nests and they hunt the ponds. • Hike the Greenway, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Take a four-mile walk along the Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail. • Preschoolers: Awesome Amphibians, 10 p.m. Thursday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Discover frogs, toads, tadpoles and salamanders with stories and activities. Sharon Woods Metro Park 6911 Cleveland Ave., Westerville • Garlic Mustard Extravaganza, 2 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hollow Lodge, 1069 W. Main St., Westerville. Help rid the preserve of the invasive plant and sample food made from garlic mustard. • Homeschoolers: Sounds of the Swamp, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Schrock Lake restrooms, for ages 6 and older. Listen for swamp things on a one-mile hike and learn how to develop your listening skills. Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available for any program. Call 8910700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.


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Solvay Advanced Polymers, a global leader in the development and production of highperformance specialty polymers, is seeking talented individuals for a Utility Engineer opening at our Marietta, OH plant. Incumbent will provide operations leadership for all Site Utilities (Steam/Condensate, Electricity, Nitrogen, Air, Water, Natural Gas, Thermal Oxidizers, Wastewater, etc), ensuring that utilities are operated in a safe, cost effective, environmentally sound and efficient manner while supporting all site requirements and plans. BS in a related engineering field and 3-5+ years experience in an industrial plant setting required (Utilities background strongly preferred). Must have strong safety values, high work ethic, ability to successfully influence diverse colleagues across functions, excellent communication skills, computer proficiency and ability to work in a flexible environment where tasks and priorities can change quickly. Qualified candidates may e-mail resume and cover letter to with subject "Utility Engineer". No other form of contact can be accepted. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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“Bexley is a special place to live!”

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221 N. ARDMORE ROAD Spacious Bexley 4-level split on highly desirable N.Ardmore Road, 3 BR, 2 full baths, Brick & Vinyl exterior, 1,847 SF. Open floor plan. Large proportion rooms. Abundant natural lights.Some newer insulated windows, Front porch. Rear deck & patio. $235,000

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415 N. COLUMBIA AVENUE Street presence-prestigious N Columbia Ave, total renovation ’00 through 10-4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 4,632 SF, new chef’s kit 2000/10 w/ cherry, granite + SS appliances, family room/ master bedroom addition ’96, 30'x25' family room, large master bedroom suite. $995,000


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Charming & well updated Cape Cod in North Bexley. Beautiful hardwood floors, entry doors, windows, patio & fenced yard. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath plus bonus room in lower level. Offered at $151,000.

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Well maintained spacious brick ranch with a variety of updates, new HVAC, hardwood floors throughout, 2 baths, full basement, plus a 2.5-garage. $98,900

Amazing value in North Bexley, New Kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, updated baths, dining room with French doors, screened porch, large yard, partially finished dry basement, Move-in-Ready! $167,900.



This gem of a ranch has new HVAC, roof, kitchen, flooring, hardwood floors throughout, updated baths, 2.5-garage, fenced yard & more. $114,900.

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Newly listed custom built brick & stucco ranch with 2 HUGE bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 1st floor laundry. $134,900

Super Brick ranch in Gahanna with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, large family room, screened porch, 1st floor laundry & heated 2-car garage. $159,900

Just listed! Bexley 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath solid, well maintained two story with hardwood floors & spacious rooms, screened porch. $169,000

Great opportunity for OSU parents in this NW condo featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, basement & garage for only $110,000. It’s a 10 minute drive to campus.

Brick Ranch w/3,231 SF of total living space,Stellar condition,quality construction inside & out, Handsome LR w/grand fireplace, cathedral ceilings, large kitchen w/abundance of cabinets, storage galore, side load garage, circular driveway, 39 ft deck, finished basement w/10 ft bar.This home has it all & more. $219,000

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