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Rezoning request sent back to committee By DAVID S. OWEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers At the request of the property owner, Reynoldsburg City Council agreed unanimously Monday, April 11, not to hear the second reading of an ordinance seeking to rezone a 1.7-acre parcel on Oak Valley Drive. James L. Bates said he wanted more time to consider resolving some issues

with his proposal to rezone his land so it can be used for offices. The city’s planning commission denied the rezoning on April 7 after several residents objected to plans for the property at an April 4 public hearing. As a result of council’s actions Monday, the rezoning request will go back to the service committee for further discussion. Two addresses are assigned to the par-

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cel; 7961 Oak Valley Drive currently carries two zoning designations: R-3 for a single-family home and CC for community commerce. The section of the land at 7967 Oak Valley Drive is zoned CC for community commerce. Bates is requesting that both be rezoned as an offices and institutions district (CO) and said if this is approved, he plans to sell it as a building site for offices.

Planning administrator Matt Hansen said the request was denied by the planning commission because the rezoning would not meet the standards found in section 1151.04 of Reynoldsburg’s zoning code. “Those codes are used to evaluate zone district changes and they include (that) the rezoning must have compatibility with the characteristics of the site and surrounding areas,” Hansen said.

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By DAVID S. OWEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers School athletic departments in Gahanna and Reynoldsburg will benefit from the second annual Spirit Sprint 5K run/walk hosted by the Cardinal Orthopedic Institute on April 17. Like last year’s run, one district will benefit more, depending on which community has the most registered participants. Stephanie Rauschenbach, marketing director for the Cardinal Orthopedic Institute, said the school district with the most registered participants will earn 75 percent of the proceeds from the event and will be presented with a trophy. The runner-up will receive 25 percent of the event proceeds. Unlike last year, Rauschenbach said, the proceeds this year will go toward the general athletics funds for each school instead of to their Safe Routes to School programs. “We found that last year, the participation suffered a bit because there wasn’t as much recognition with Safe

By BILL BUSH The Columbus Dispatch A Reynoldsburg High School teacher who has admitted to federal agents that he accessed child pornography several times a week waived his right to a bond hearing in federal court on Monday, April 11. Matthew R. Fisher, 33, has been relieved of his duties with the district. He was arrested last week after a tip from Italian police, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. At an initial hearing April 7 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Norah Matthew R. McCann King, he said Fisher he would retain his own attorney and that he understood he could face five to 20 years in prison plus a $250,000 fine if he is convicted on charges of receipt of child pornography. Fisher has taught ninth-grade social studies at RHS for 10 years and this year began coaching a basketball team of eighth-grade girls from two junior high schools. He was paid $54,800 a year, plus a coach’s stipend. District spokesperson Tricia Moore said April 11 Fisher had been relieved of his duties, with pay, pending a pre-termination hearing that could happen sometime this week. She said the district is cooperating fully with the United States Attorney for the Southern District, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations in Ohio and Michigan, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of Fisher. “School and district officials are shocked and disgusted by the allegations and have initiated a full internal investigation,” Moore said. “If merit is found in the allegations, the district intends to initiate termination proceedings.” A final vote on whether to fire Fisher rests with the Reynoldsburg Board of Education.

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Truro Township fireman to receive annual award By DAVID S. OWEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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Truro Township Fire Lt. Chase Bryan will be honored May 1 as this year’s recipient of the Larry Parlett County Firefighter of the Year Award from Box 15 Fire Rehab Services of Columbus. Box 15 vice president Brett Barber said the award is based on a variety of criteria, including professionalism, dedication and going “above and beyond” with the fire service job and in the community. “Chase is one of those people who gives 110 to 115 percent, reChase Bryan gardless of whatever it is he does,” Barber said. Box 15 is a rehabilitation unit that provides essential nutrients and liquids to help rehydrate firefighters at the scene of a fire. Members respond automatically to greater alarm fires within the city of Columbus, as well as most other area fire departments in central Ohio. See FIREFIGHTER, page A2

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ACCUSED TEACHER Continued from page A1 “We’re moving forward with termination proceedings and the board will then need to vote on it,” Moore said. High school principal Ed Johnson said federal investigators have indicated they have no reason to believe any local students were involved in the incidents that led to the charges against Fisher. Agents seized five computers and other storage devices from Fisher’s Pickerington home last week. Fisher told the agents that investigators would find “hundreds of images and dozens of videos containing child pornography” on his computers, some of which involved adult men having sex with girls, according to the court complaint.

Johnson said federal officials are continuing to evaluate evidence collected at Fisher’s home and are conducting a forensic analysis of his personal computers. Investigators and school officials are interested in any information that might be relevant, Johnson said. This could include any actions or statements Fisher made to parents or students that seemed inappropriate, he said. Johnson said those with information or questions and concerns can call him at (614) 5014021, or Special Agent Justin Myers of Homeland Security Investigations at (614)469-5705, extension 207. A letter that has been sent home to parents is also posted on the district’s website at www.reyn.org. A Columbus-based agent for

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FIREFIGHTER Immigration and Customs Enforcement said he began investigating after Italian police notified him on March 19, 2010, that officials had identified a website offering child porn. The website, registered to an Internet firm in Pennsylvania, allowed visitors to share pornography on a “peer-to-peer” network that didn’t store files on a central server. Authorities connected Fisher to the site after collecting activity logs last April. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the primary federal agency for investigating cyber crimes against children because many of the websites are foreign, spokesman Khaalid Walls said. ThisWeek reporter David S. Owen contributed to this story.

Continued from page A1 Barber said the award has been presented annually since 2002, in honor of Box 15’s past president, Larry Parlett. “Chase is excellent. He does a ton of work, acting as liaison between the men and the trustees, helping guys get organized and with the fire education programs and the safety house,” Truro Township Fire Chief Jerry Foltz said. “He’s very conscientious about what he does and doing it the right way and he’s an excellent candidate for this award.” Bryan, 38, grew up in south Zanesville. After graduating from Maysville High School in 1991, he became a volunteer firefighter with the Newton Township department. He graduated in 1993 from Hocking College with an associate degree in fire science. Bryan currently lives in Heath with his wife, Kelly, and is enrolled in the College of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fire science. He also served for three years with the West Licking Fire Department before being hired by the Truro Township department in 1999. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2006. Bryan said he always wanted to be a fire-

fighter because the job offers him a way to give back to the community. “You get instant gratification from your job,” he said. In addition to being president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 2932 representing 39 firefighters in Truro Township, Bryan’s main duties involve doing inspections and being a fire investigator. He also oversees the part-time volunteer firefighter program in Truro Township. He said receiving the award from Box 15 is an honor. “It’s humbling, but I work with a lot of great guys that are all deserving of that recognition,” Bryan said. He said anyone thinking about a career in firefighting should have a number of attributes, including good character, honesty, integrity and a good work ethic. “You definitely have to be dedicated to the fire service. It’s something you’ve got to live,” Bryan said. “I’ve stopped when I’m off duty just to help someone — I mean, you’re always a fireman.”

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The Reynoldsburg-Pickerington Rotary Club is planning a live and silent auction fundraiser on April 29 at Epicures Banquet Facility at 7601 E. Main St. in Reynoldsburg Rotary Club vice president Mary Hudson said the theme is “chilling and grilling� for one of the organization’s main fundraising events. Proceeds are used to provide services to residents in both Reynoldsburg and Pickerington. “All of our money goes directly to charities and also for the $2,000 scholarship we give to a graduating senior at Reynoldsburg High School and both Pickerington high schools every year,� Hudson said. “We also use the money to purchase dictionaries, which we give one to every third-grader in each district each year,� she said. In addition, money is sent to Rotary International for putting care packages together to send to needy countries. “We just sent them $1,000 for a ‘shelter box,’ or care package, to be sent to the earthquake victims in Japan, but any time there’s a problem in the world, we send something,� Hudson said. In addition, she said the local club sends Rotary International $1,000 each year to be used for research into a cure for polio. Hudson said the mission is to have polio eradicated by 2012.

Hudson said Epicures is perfect for the fundraising event because it offers both indoor and outdoor dining areas. “This is one of the Rotary’s main fundraising events, a live and silent auction, and Epicures is the most fantastic environment ‌ it‘s a neat place,â€? she said. Food being served at the event will include gourmet hors d’oeuvres, Hudson said, which may include chicken or shrimp skewers, meatballs and crab cakes. “It’s like a full meal, all kinds of things, but set out throughout the entire evening,â€? she said. She said the auction items will include hotel packages, gift baskets, gift cards, an outdoor grill and items for the patio. Not only is the event fun, it is also a way to give back to the community and to network with other people, she said. “We also are always looking to add new Rotary members, so this is a chance to get familiar with other members and find out how much we do for the community,â€? Hudson said. The event is open to the public. It will start at at 6:30 p.m. Hudson said tickets are sold in advance only at $45 per person, which does not include a cash bar. For more information and to order tickets, call Hudson at (614) 519-8877. dowen@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

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Foos lobbied for capital to be named Columbus It was a time when numbers of people in central Ohio seemed to be larger than life and among those early settlers, Joseph Foos was — in more ways than one — a bit larger than most. He was part of the restless generation that grew up during and shortly after the American Revolution and eventually began to move over the mountains into the Ohio Country. Born in 1767 in Chester County, Pa., Foos moved with his family first to Tennessee and then to Kentucky. By the time he was 30, he had become a strong and experienced frontiersman, but he was a man still looking for a place to call his own. Having just married young Lydia Nelson, he heard in 1797 that an acquaintance named Lucas Sullivant was establishing a town at the forks of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers in the Northwest Territory. Deciding to seek his fortune in Ohio, Joseph Foos arrived in frontier Franklinton in 1798 with his wife and infant son, Nelson. There were not many people in the village. The few who had arrived in the fall of 1797 saw their homes and possessions inundated in a flood in March 1798. The whole town had relocated itself to higher ground to the west of the river and it was here that Foos built his own cabin. To make a living for his family, he soon opened a tavern and inn at his home and later operated the first ferry across the Scioto to the Refugee Tract east of the river. The tract had been set aside for refugees from Canada and was virtually unoccupied. Joseph Foos had not had much formal education, but that lack was remedied when an itinerant Irish schoolmaster arrived in town looking for work and a place to stay. Having no money, the schoolmaster provided Foos with lessons in return for room and board and an occasional libation. With his new ability to read and write with some fluency, Foos soon found his niche: He went into politics. Foos would serve as one of the three judges in the first Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in 1803. In 1808, he was elected to the state senate and would serve — with an occasional interruption — until 1828. As a member of the Ohio General Assembly, Foos lobbied hard to have central Ohio become the site of a relocated state capital. After the “High Banks opposite Franklinton” was selected as the place for a new capital city, Foos was appalled to learn that a number of people thought the new town should be named Ohio City. He

disagreed. A great admirer of Christopher Columbus, Joseph Foos believed the town should be named for the ED explorer. After using LENTZ the tried-andtrue method of persuasion accompanied by liberal amounts of strong drink, Foos convinced a majority of the assembly to name the town Columbus. During the War of 1812, Foos raised a militia company. He quickly rose from a captaincy to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers. Perhaps one of the reasons he moved up in rank so quickly was his ability to give stirring speeches to his troops, albeit a bit different than the ones we might hear today. Arriving at Camp Barr on the Sandusky Plains, he addressed his men, in part, as follows: “This cruel and relentless foe, instigated by the enemies of liberty, would gladly imbue their hands in the blood of your wives, your mothers, your sisters, your children and traffic their scalps for British trinkets. These considerations induced me, under the direction of His Excellency, the governor of the state, to collect and march you to this place.” Foos went on to say the armies of the United States “were rolling on, like an impetuous torrent, toward the Canadas,” and that “the sons of liberty will subdue that land of despotism and knock off the manacles of her slaves.” Arriving back from the war in 1816, Joseph Foos took up his seat in the Ohio Senate and returned as well to the operation of his tavern and ferry. The proprietors of Columbus were thankful to Foos for his help and gave him a lot in downtown Columbus. Foos accepted the lot but preferred to remain among his

friends and acquaintances in Franklinton. Lydia Nelson Foos had died in 1809, leaving the general with five children. In 1812, Foos had married Margaret Phifer of London in Madison County and six more children would be born to that marriage. In 1816, Foos was defeated in a campaign for Congress and moved to Madison County and “took up farming.” He continued to serve in the Ohio Senate and in 1825 was appointed major general of the Ohio militia. In the 1820s, the success of the Erie Canal in New York prompted great interest in the construction of canals in Ohio. Foos supported the building of canals in Ohio but he had other ideas, as well. He introduced a resolution in the Ohio Senate “to apply to the court at Madrid for the privilege of examining the ground and opening a canal for the passage of vessels from the Spanish Main across the continent to Lake Nicaragua, or such other point in that quarter that may be found most practicable.” He then published a pamphlet explaining his proposal in greater detail. The idea was ridiculed by many as being totally impractical and it came to be called “Foos’s Folly.” But to the end of his life, Joseph Foos held to his view that a canal across Central America could and would eventually be built. And, of course, he was right. Joseph Foos died in 1832. He had lived long enough to see Columbus grow from a small village in the forest to become a thriving town of several thousand people. The canal had arrived and in the year of his death, the National Road had reached the capital city. It must have given a certain satisfaction the man who gave Columbus its name.

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Hudson: Bed tax revenue held steady in 2010 \By DAVID S. OWEN

night at any of the three hotels $75,000, while the city receives ety of community activities held in Reynoldsburg. These are listaries. “Our bed tax revenue is steady, ed in the organization’s yearly Those three hotels, all located thanks in large part to the devel- activities calendar pamphlet, Hudnear Interstate 70, are: The Days opment at Taylor Square shop- son said. Most of the list covers Inn & Suites on Brice Road, the ping center and the proximity of events scheduled from March Holiday Inn Express & Suites on I-70 and I-270,” Hudson said. until December and includes Taylor Road and the Fairfield Inn “It’s been good for us. Because events sponsored by such organ& Suites on Taylor Road. we’re sitting right there on I-70, izations as the Reynoldsburg Area Hudson said the visitors bu- we get a lot of leisure travel.” Chamber of Commerce, the reau receives 60 percent of the In addition, the visitors bureau Reynoldsburg Community Asbed tax collected, with a cap of helps coordinate the wide vari- sociation (RCA) and the

Reynoldsburg-Pickerington Rotary Club. Among those events are various yearly fundraisers held by the Rotary Club and chamber of commerce, and the annual Tomato Festival (Aug. 19 and 20), Fourth of July Parade and Family Movie Nights, sponsored by the RCA. Another event the visitors bureau brought to Reynoldsburg 18 years ago is the annual Mount

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tive director for just under nine rable moment in his tenure. Up until 1985, public libraries The council has 11 employees received funding based on a perand represents the interests of only centage of the intangibles tax, the public libraries in Ohio, not school amount of investments held by and academic ones as is typical in residents of a given county, Evans other states, according to Evans. said. This resulted in some stark Some organization in one form inequities in funding between one or another has represented public part of the state and another, he libraries in the Buckeye State back noted. into the 19th century, he said. Up In 1985, that formula was until the 1930s or ’40s, three dif- replaced with the Library and ferent organizations looked after Local Government Support fund, different aspects of library oper- which came out of the state income ations: the Ohio Library Trustees tax. It was about the same amount Association, Ohio Library Asso- of money as before, but included ciation and Ohio Friends of the a system for equalization between Library Association. the have and have-not sections of These eventually combined, Ohio. although not entirely for some Things went along pretty decades, Evans said. Up until the smoothly, and in fact Ohio was late 1990s, what had been three one of the models library officials separate organizations continued in other states looked up to in terms to maintain separate boards of of state funding support, up until directors. that fateful afternoon in June 2009, The missions of those three enti- according to Evans. ties included professional training The ax didn’t end up cutting as well as advocacy to maintain quite as deeply as initially profinancial support for public posed by Strickland, and the Ohio libraries. Library Council executive direc“The end result is to serve the tor credited the vocal opposition public libraries which ultimately of library officials, trustees, patrons serve the public,� Evans said. and Friends organizations for that. Library funding has undergone “It was a tremendous effort on some major changes since 1985, behalf of the libraries themselves according to Evans, up to and to gear up their communities in including the proposed 30-percent response to the governor’s prodrop in state support Gov. Ted posal,� Evans said. “It was tremenStrickland called for at 4 p.m. June dously overwhelming to see the 19, 2009 — obviously a memoSee STATE CUTS, page A7

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When officials from statefunded departments, agencies, boards, etc. get together these days to commiserate with one another about looming budget cuts, public library representatives can say, “I’ve felt your pain.� While library funding is only to be cut a modest 5 percent in Gov. John Kasich’s proposed biennial budget, the executive director of the Ohio Library Council hastens to point out that comes on top of a 23-percent reduction in state funding since 2008 and a 30percent cut over the past five years. “Everybody’s catching up with libraries now,� Douglas S. Evans said last week. Operating out offices off Schrock Road in the Northland area, the Ohio Library Council “is the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries as well as their trustees, Friends and staffs,� according to the nonprofit’s website. Of the state’s 251 public libraries, 238 are members of the council, Evans said. The council’s annual operating budget is $1.2 million. “We run a pretty lean operation, but it’s not inexpensive to be an advocate with state government,� said Evans, who has been execu-

Event Zoo to host 2-day spring celebration The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will blend its Earth Day and Eggs, Paw and Claws celebrations this year for Earth, Paws and Claws on April 22 and 23. The spring celebration will include egg hunts for zoo animals, treats from local vendors, conservation information, entertainment and other family-friendly activities.

On April 22, zoo animals will hunt for eggs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Other April 22 events include: zoo character meet and greets at 4:45, 5:30. 6:45 and 8 p.m.; Aqua Bunny at 6 p.m. at the Aquarium; Character Carrot Caravans at 6 and 7:15 p.m.; the Radio Disney Crew at 5:30 and 7 p.m.; and the Animals on Safari Show at 5 p.m. Activities on April 23 are: Egg hunt for animals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Zoo character meet and

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public’s response to the governor’s proposal. “We did not go out to the public and tell them what to say. We put the word out. The word that came back to the legislature, to the governor, was the public’s own word: They valued the public libraries.� In the majority other states, libraries are supported almost entirely by local funding, and access to them is limited to those who pay, according to Evans. The city or county owns and runs the libraries. In Ohio, state money supports libraries, which are controlled by local boards answerable to their patrons, he said. This distinction, Evans said, was brought home to him when, two weeks after becoming executive director of the Ohio Library Council, he attended a national conference. “So you’re the one who got the plum job in Ohio,� counterpart after counterpart commented to him, Evans recalled. State funding “has created a level of library service statewide that is unmatched throughout the country,� Evans said. “Needless to say, we’re very proud of that,� he added. “It is still by far the best in the country.�

Evans: ‘Libraries are constantly changing’ Someone with no computer at home and not much more knowledge of how to use one is advised to apply for this or that form of state assistance. But the only way they can do that is ‌ online. Where are they going to go? They’re going to head to the nearest library, and they’re going to find help there, according to Ohio Library Council executive director Douglas S. Evans. Once upon a time a “museum for books,â€? libraries have become much more, Evans said, and are on their way to becoming even more in response to social needs not being met by other public institutions. Evans cited examples around the state, many of them reflected by the Columbus Metropolitan Library, of the addition of homework and job help centers, tutoring programs, Internet access and even ongoing assistance with starting a business. In Cleveland, library personnel help patrons handle the paperwork needed to obtain a passport. Increasingly, Evans said, public libraries are providing the conduit between the public and the government. “Libraries have become an extension of government/social services,â€? he said. For library officials, it’s a case of: If not us, who? “It really has become that situation,â€? Evans said. “The libraries have really assumed that role, regardless of whether anyone wants them to.â€? Library services, he said, are driven by community need and, increasingly, technology. Therefore, library services are continually evolving. “That need is constantly changing,â€? Evans said, “so libraries are constantly changing.â€? — Kevin Parks

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Setting and keeping financial goals With the coming of the spring season comes the opportunity to start fresh in all areas of your life — including your finances. As you consider this, it’s important to include financial resolutions on your list. Following are some tips to help you set financial goals and start off on the right foot:  Set measurable goals and put them on paper. Instead of making a resolution to simply save more money, set an amount you’d like to save and chart your progress. Writing out your resolutions creates a contract with yourself that will increase your likelihood of success.  Have a plan. If you decide to save, break it up into more manageable pieces and write down your plan. Reaching $5,000 means saving roughly $420 per month. Then figure out how you can trim about $100 a week from your expenses (bringing lunch from home, skipping the lattes, etc.). By breaking it up, the big number will seem reachable.  Make it automatic. If creating an emergency fund is your goal, consider having a portion of each paycheck automatically deposited into a savings account. Direct deposit makes it less likely you’ll be tempted to use the money for other purposes and both employers and banks make it easy to set up and direct funds into different checking, savings or other accounts. Saving just $25 a week through this disciplined approach will net you $3,900 in

three years.  Use a system to track your money. Money management software can provide a complete picture of your personal finances; free demo versions of some of the popular money management JORDAN programs are available MILLER III online. Additionally, through online banking, many financial institutions make it easy to download your account information to these programs.  Save your receipts. Keep all of your receipts and statements for the year in a folder. Having detailed records of expenditures can help you gain a better understanding of your spending patterns and could lead to greater tax deductions for those who itemize. When you set your financial resolutions and develop your plan, include your entire family in the process. This is a great way to teach children how to manage money and develop good spending habits — a crucial life lesson and one that children should learn at an early age. Teaching children about finances and personal responsibility will help them become successful, independent adults. Jordan Miller is a financial center manager with Fifth Third Bank. He can be reached at (614) 291-2017 or Jordan.MillerIii@53.com.

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“Staff just officially learned of this possibility last week when we processed Big Lots zoning certificate application,” Pickerington city manager and development services director Bill Vance said. “This property is zoned C-3, which allows for the commercial retail use. Therefore, a zoning certificate was approved by staff. “Building plans (are) still being reviewed,” he said. Big Lot officials did not return a total

After sitting vacant for seven years, the former Big Bear site along Hill Road North could soon have a new big-box tenant. Pickerington city officials confirmed April 8 that Columbus-based Big Lots has signed a lease to occupy the site of the former Big Bear in the Hill Road Plaza.

of six calls seeking comment on April 7, 8, 11 and 12. However, a Realtor with CB Richard Ellis, which owns the strip mall that includes the former Big Bear site, also confirmed a lease had been finalized. The Realtor declined further comment. Vance said no tax abatements or incentives have been offered to the company, nor did he expect them to be. Big Lots’ zoning certificate for the site has been approved by the city, and

no special-use authorizations are needed for its renovation, Vance said. “Building plan approvals are approved based upon their adherence to Ohio Building Codes,” he said. “This commercial building/store already exists and has the appropriate C-3 zoning for another commercial retail use.” Vance also said company officials had yet to meet with the city to discuss when the store would open, or how many employees it might have.

According to the city’s development website, the building Big Lots will occupy was built in 1970 and is 55,990 square feet. It anchors a 90,780-square-foot plaza located between 1111 and 1221 Hill Road North. The anchor site has been vacant since 2004, when the Big Bear store closed after parent company Penn-Traffic declared bankruptcy and got out of the grocery business entirely.

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Metro park district The following is a list of Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week. Blacklick Woods Metro Park 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg • Metro Five-0: Coffee & Wildlife Watch, 8 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. View wildlife through the windows while enjoying a cup of coffee. • Preschoolers: The Beech Tree Puppets Discover Seeds, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Beech Maple Lodge. The puppets learn that seeds are more than just food. Blendon Woods Metro Park 4265 State Route 161 E., Westerville • Preschoolers: Neat Nests, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Learn how and why birds make nests for their young. Take away a bag of nesting materials to help birds get started on their nests. • Trillium Trek, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nature Center. Take a leisurely stroll in search of wildflowers. • Homeschoolers: Neat Nests, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Nature Center, for ages 6-9. Learn how and why birds make nests for their young. Take away a bag of nesting materials to help birds get started on their nests.

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. • 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. Slate Run Metro Park 1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester • Secret Swamp, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Shady Grove Program Area. Stake a 1.5-mile hike over rugged, off-trail terrain and search for salamanders, frogs and other swamp creatures.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm 1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester • Sheep on the Farm, 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Watch sheep-shearing, meet the lambs and learn about the uses of wool Three Creeks Park 3860 Bixby Road, Groveport • Geocache Egg Hunt, 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Bring your GPS unit and search for plastic eggs hidden throughout the park. Find them and win a prize. Limited GPS units will also be available to borrow. • Campfire Serenade, 8 p.m. Saturday at the amphitheater. Listen to frogs and birds as you sit by the campfire. Bring food to grill. • Blooming Bells & Lilies, 1 p.m. Sunday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. View trillium, trout lilies, bluebells and other wildflowers. • Tram Birds & Blooms, 4 p.m. Sunday at the Heron Pond bulletin board. Hop aboard the tram to see what’s blooming, who’s awake and who’s returned for spring. Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available. Call 891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule these services.

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School news Youths bound for Buckeye Boys State Reynoldsburg High School juniors Marcus Andrews, Benjamin Kister, Andrew Templeman and Seth Thomas have been selected to participate in American Legion Buckeye Boys State. Boys State is a nine-day, intensive education program about Ohio government. Each partici-

pant becomes a part of the operation of a local, county and sate government. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, a band and recreation. Students are selected by local American Legion posts. Boys State will be held June 11-19 on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

Eastland students excel at state contest The Eastland Career Center chapter of Business Professionals of America participated in a State Leadership Conference in Columbus in March. More than 30 students competed in contests during the conference. Students who placed in the top 10 include Sebastian

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Preacher jumps at chance to succeed Early season track meets can be a challenge for high school athletes. There usually is the issue of getting back in competition mode, and the weather certainly can be a factor. The Watkins Memorial Icebreaker Invitational was held the first weekend of the spring sports season and it lived up to its name with temperatures in the 30s. But the cold seemed LARRY to have no effect on LARSON Brookhaven senior standout Nigel Preacher, who won the high jump at 6 feet, 9 inches and the long jump with an effort of 21-10. How good was that performance? The 6-9 would have won the Division I state title last spring, and the 21-10 would have been seventh-best at state. Preacher followed his sterling opening performance by high jumping 6-8 the next weekend in the Wildcat Premier at Hilliard Davidson. “My early season success has surprised me some because I hadn’t jumped a whole lot entering the competition,” said Preacher, who was third in the high jump (6-7) and 11th in the long jump (21-4 3/4) at state last year. “My goal this year is rather simple. I want to get the gold medal in the high jump at the state (meet) and I want to place in the long jump.” Preacher, who moved to Columbus a year ago after attending Pontiac Northern High School near Detroit, said his attitude toward jumping is kind of unusual, but it works for him. “Most jumpers are way more serious in competition and practice than I am,” he said. “I actually think I am kind of a goofball and joke around more than I should, but my relaxed attitude seems to help me under pressure and my success, especially in the high jump, has made me much more self-confident. I remember when I started high jumping in the seventh grade I didn’t think I was very good at all, but my coaches said I had lots of promise. When I started track in the ninth grade, I added the long jump because I loved watching my older teammates compete in it. “My success in the long jump hasn’t come as easy, but that challenges me even more. I have a long stride, which helps me in the long jump and I actually like it better than the high jump, but I’m not as skilled at it.” A year ago, Preacher high jumped 7 feet in a meet at Mifflin. He said he owes all his positive results to his coach, Steve Ayers. “My coach has prepared me so well for track,” Preacher said. “He has made me do a ton of conditioning and it takes a lot more running than you would think to excel at both the high jump and the long jump.”

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Reynoldsburg’s Taylor Snare slides back to first base to beat a pickoff attempt against Grove City on April 6. The visiting Raiders lost 5-4 in eight innings.

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Reynoldsburg honors Starling By KEN KITCHEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

During Dave Starling’s 27-year tenure as coach, the Reynoldsburg High School baseball team won 398 games, five OCC championships, two district titles and one regional championship. Starling retired following the 2009 season. In a ceremony on April 9, the Raiders retired his No. 24 jersey and unveiled a sign on the fence behind the home bleachers with his number and career statistics. In addition, current Reynoldsburg coach Rob Gravatt announced that the annual Raiders Classic has been renamed the Reynoldsburg Starling Classic. “Words can’t explain how I feel. It’s quite an honor,” said Starling, a Reynoldsburg graduate who still holds baseball and football records at the school. “I had a chance to work with some great people over the years.” Gravatt, who arrived at Reynoldsburg in 2003 to serve as an assistant under Starling after being the head coach at Walnut Ridge, said he owes a lot to his predecessor. “He told me he couldn’t pay me and I offered to pay him if he’d let me coach here,” Gravatt said. “He’s been a father figure and a friend for over a decade.” Reynoldsburg was 3-5 after splitting its two games in the newly named Reynoldsburg Starling Classic on April 9. The Raiders lost to Liberty Union 76 in the opener before beating London 21-5 in five innings in the second game.

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Former Reynoldsburg coach Dave Starling (left) and current assistant coach Jason Leslein pose during ceremonies to retire Starling’s jersey number on April 9.

Reynoldsburg, whose roster includes 10 seniors and eight returning starters, was looking forward to a strong start to the season. Last year, the Raiders finished 19-11 and reached a district final

before losing to Upper Arlington 21-5. you and be more consistent.” “We’re not happy with where we are The Raiders had committed 22 errors at,” senior third baseman Jon Sheline through eight games. said. “We’ve just got to do the small See BASEBALL, page B2 things, like battle with two strikes on

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Korada hopes strings tuned for event By PAUL BATTERSON ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Junior Sai Korada of the Reynoldsburg High School boys tennis team is relishing the chance to play in the Panther Invitational on Saturday, April 16, at Pickerington North. “I’m really looking forward to it,” said Korada, who plays first doubles with sophomore Pope Lake. “You get a chance to face a lot of different opponents and, if you do well, you can gain a lot of confidence. It’s a good motivator.” Korada attends Metro High School and See LARSON, page B2 takes classes at Ohio State. The only class

he takes at Reynoldsburg is orchestra. Though he played junior varsity as a freshman, his schedule didn’t permit him to play last year as a sophomore. “I don’t know how he does it,” coach Mark Mathias said with a laugh. “I don’t think he sleeps a whole lot.” Lake also is in his first varsity season at Reynoldsburg after transferring from Wellington. “Those two players both didn’t play for us last year, but they’ve fit in well with the rest of the team,” Mathias said, referring to Lake and Korada. Playing tennis has helped Lake adjust to his new school.

“Being on the tennis team makes me feel more at home,” said Lake, who played for Wellington last year. “I’ve had a lot of fun with these guys, and that’s helped me with the transition to a new school.” Korada said he and Lake have meshed well together as a doubles team. The duo was 1-2 after losing to Fisher Catholic’s Matt Renard and Mike Renard 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 on April 9. “We both have our separate talents, but they work together when we are on the courts,” Korada said. Also new to the Raiders’roster this season are freshmen Zach Kahl, Isaac Khan and Yosef Maher.

“The thing I’m most pleased with is our depth,” Mathias said. “We have nine players competing for the seven varsity spots. I’m very pleased with the attitude and how they’ve competed in matches so far.” Mathias said his team’s youth and inexperience and the postponements of two matches have hampered the Raiders’ development. “We’re still in that early phase where we’re trying to figure where players should go and who fits best where,” Mathias said. “It’s just taken a little bit longer than normal.” See TENNIS, page B3


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OHSAA votes down spring football practice Girls soccer expanding to three divisions next season By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The OHSAA sparked emotion in more than one direction April 7 when it denied a proposal from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association to allow a two-week period of skill instruction in May. According to the official OHSFCA release that has been posted online by several news outlets, including JJHuddle.com, the proposal asked for two weeks of football instruction during the final two weeks of May. The timeframe for the workouts would have been a maximum of 10 hours and would not have exceeded more than two hours per workout. Also as part of the proposal, athletes participating in an OHSAA spring sport would have been required to complete their season before participating

in the football workouts. For spring sport coaches such as A.J. Auld of the Dublin Jerome High School boys lacrosse program, the OHSAA’s unanimous rejection relieves the continuing pressure for prep athletes to specialize. “I encourage my guys to be multisport athletes because it’s good for a number of reasons,” Auld said. “I know the OHSAA promotes all sports and not just football. If they approved this, why would they just allow one sport to be able to do that? Why wouldn’t they allow basketball to do it? I have a good relationship with the football coach at Jerome, and us sharing players has been mutually beneficial. I know I can’t simulate the intensity (during a practice) that one of my players can have going up against one of their rivals on a Friday night, and the same is true in the other direction.” For others such as Brookhaven’s Steve Ayers, the OHSAA’s decision to deny the proposal was “kind of disappointing.” In its official release, the OHSAA cited “concerns over the impact it would have on other spring sports, as well as the requests that would come from other sports.”

The OHSAA indicated, however, that it is examining the possibility of expanding the 10 days of coaching currently permitted over the summer in all team sports. Some of the nation’s most recruited football states, including California, Florida and Texas, are among those that have some format that includes spring football practice. “We really don’t get that many days in the summer,” said Ayers, who is an assistant football coach with the Bearcats and the school’s head coach for wrestling and boys track and field. “Down south they all have spring football, and as a state it kind of puts us behind. It seems like another thing to hold us back. We kind of felt good that they were thinking about it. When coaches collaborate, they can work it out.” Among the reasons the OHSFCA created the proposal was a concern regarding AAU flag football programs and their influence on OHSAA-sponsored football. In addition, it cited a lack of opportunity for Ohio high school football players to display their skills to college coaches during the May recruiting period.

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“I know a lot of people might be against it, but obviously I’m a football coach and I’m also a football fan,” Dublin Coffman football coach Mark Crabtree said. “Anything that can be done to promote the sport of football I’m in favor of doing. During the last two weeks of May, most of our players are doing absolutely nothing unless they’re competing in a regional tournament in their spring sport, and those are the kinds of athletes that we’d want to be competing at that time. “Football is the one sport that gets the short end of the stick because all of the other sports you can do yearround in some form. We’re limited the most, yet it’s the biggest sport with fans and them being fanatical about it.” •The OHSAA voted 6-3 to approve a proposal from the soccer coaches association to expand the girls soccer state tournament from two divisions to three beginning this fall. Girls soccer surpassed the 501-team benchmark during 2010. Twenty-three teams from the Central District competed in Division II last fall, producing one district champion. Although the OHSAA has not an-

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nounced breakdowns by division, teams such as Worthington Christian (116 girls) and Wellington (77 girls) likely would be among those that would drop to Division III. Worthington Christian was seeded third for the district tournament and Wellington was seeded eighth last fall. “That gives us a better chance once we get into the tournament,” Worthington Christian athletics director Kevin Weakley said of his team’s likely drop. “The challenge in Division II is that there are a lot bigger schools than us in it like Bexley and Hartley. When we made the jump to Division III with the boys, it helped us significantly.” Another effect of the increase in divisions is that schools such as DeSales and Watterson as well as some Columbus City Schools would drop from Division I to II. DeSales and Watterson have been perennial powers in boys soccer while competing in Division II, but neither school got past the district semifinal round while competing in Division I in girls soccer last fall. julrey@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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Continued from page B1 “It’s not just the number of errors, but they’ve come at crucial times,” Gravatt said. “Once we start doing the small things and eliminate the crucial errors, we’ll be fine. I believe in the heart and soul of this team. We will turn it around.” Senior shortstop Mike Castro, who drove in two runs against Liberty Union, thinks the team might be pressing a bit. “We know we can do it, but we have to settle down and not stress too much. We need to relax,” he said. “At times, we’ve shown life, and we have to show it every inning, not just one inning per game.” Senior left fielder and co-captain Taylor Snare said the solutions are right in front of them. “We have to focus all game

Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the Reynoldsburg baseball team: March 28 — Defeated Clayton Northmont 8-7 at Fort Walton Beach, Fla. March 29 — Lost to Tipp City Tippecanoe 11-2 at Fort Walton Beach, Fla. March 30 — Lost to Crestview (Fla.) 13-2 at Fort Walton Beach, Fla. March 31 — Lost to Carlisle 7-6 at Fort Walton Beach, Fla. *April 6 — Lost to Grove City 5-4 in eight innings

long, cut down on our errors and get hits,” he said. “For example, on bus rides to road games, we’re not focused. We need to get our heads in the games before the games and visualize good things.” Injuries have played a role in the Raiders’ slow start. Threeyear starting shortstop and pitcher Weston Weiss is out for the

*April 8 — Def. Newark 11-7 April 9 — Lost to Liberty Union 7-6 in Reynoldsburg Starling Classic April 9 — Def. London 21-5 in Reynoldsburg Starling Classic *April 11 — Games vs. Newark postponed *April 13 — Played Pickerington North *April 15 — Home vs. Pickerington North April 16 — Home vs. Westerville North (DH) *April 18 — Home vs. Lancaster *April 20 — At Lancaster Of note: The Raiders were 3-5 overall and 1-1 in the OCC-Ohio before April 13. *OCC-Ohio game

season and junior first baseman Jeff Murray missed four games with a concussion. Murray also missed the game against Liberty Union to take the ACT. He returned for the London game and hit a three-run home run in the second inning. www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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Photo of the week HE SHOOTS AND SOARS — Westerville Central senior Jake Marburger goes airborne to shoot between Westerville South seniors Brandon Boll and Nick Snyder (23) on April 8. Marburger scored one goal as the Warhawks beat the Wildcats 9-5.

Spring Football FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE RETURNS In the second week of a spring football series looking at central Ohio high school programs, ThisWeek is featuring the OCC-Central Division. To read full offseason stories on each team, as well as any throughout central Ohio during the coming weeks, go to Friday Night Live at ThisWeekSPORTS.com. Next week: OCC-Cardinal

Top stories Spring Football: The OCCCentral Division is featured this week. It’s arguably the best of the four OCC football divisions, so what are the teams doing in the offseason to keep that reputation intact? OHSAA Rejects Football Coaches : ThisWeek’s Jarrod Ulrey breaks down the OHSAA’s unanimous decision

to reject the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association’s request for two weeks of practice in late May. En Garde!: Ulrey also provides a complete recap of central Ohio’s efforts at the state high school boys and girls fencing championships. Grooms Hurdles Injuries: ThisWeek’s Aaron Blankenship features Gahanna’s Abby Grooms, who is looking to compete at state track for a third season despite battling multiple injuries in her career.

Note of the week Hilliard Davidson football coach Brian White is preparing for his 13th season. During his tenure, White has led the Wildcats to two Division I state titles (2006 and ‘09), four regional titles and five OCC titles.

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Celtics win state title; Bexley’s Hutchison foils foes By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Two months ago, Dublin Jerome High School senior Leo Shea decided 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 the junior (U19) men’s epee last weekend at the Steelwood Fencing Center in Columbus 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. In the girls competition, Rocky River finished first and UA was second. “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

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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.

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 junior (U19) men’s saber. Also for the Celtics, Kirklen Thomas Shedlock placed sixth in saber and 10th in junior (U19) men’s foil, Matthew Wiese was fifth in foil, Garrett Turley

Meghan Crawford, a 17year-old junior at Reynoldsburg High School, has qualified for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s national finals April 28-May 1 in Upper Marlboro, Md. Crawford rides for the Bookmark Farms team based in Pataskala.

Parks and rec offers JumpBunch classes The Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department will offer JumpBunch Sports and Fitness for Kids classes on Wednesdays through May 18 at the JFK Park Gazebo. The classes help children ages 15 months to 5 years old

prepare for participation in organized sports. For more information or to register, call (614) 322-6806 or visit www.ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us.

Schools announce coaching vacancies 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@bexleyschools.org. DeSales — Boys and girls swimming. Send résumé to athletics director Tom Neubert at tneubert@cdeducation.org. Dublin Jerome — Assistant girls basketball. Send ré-

sumé by May 31 to girls basketball coach Matt Martin, c/o Nick Magistrale, athletics director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016. New Albany — Girls tennis. Send résumé by Friday, April 15, to athletics director Kevin Reed at kreed@napls.us.

Midwestern Force Lacrosse, a girls travel club, is registering players for its summer season that begins June 1. Players are divided into three age groups: elementary (grades 1-5), middle school (grades 57) and high school (grades 811). For registration information, visit www.MidwesternForceLacrosse.com.

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Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the Reynoldsburg boys tennis team: April 4 — Match vs. Hilliard Darby postponed *April 5 — Defeated Newark 5-0 April 6 — Lost Dublin Scioto 5-0 April 7 — Match vs. Chillicothe postponed April 8 — Def. Fisher Catholic 4-1

ing exposition at Easton. She won the Division II Summer National Championships in July 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. julrey@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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“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.” •Columbus School for Girls junior Taylor McIntyre earned her third consecutive state title in the women’s foil competition. McIntyre, a Gahanna resident who also competes for the CSG track and field team, beat Columbus Academy’s Abigail Kaye 154 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. Coffman’s Eleni Christofides tied for third and UA’s Megan Arnling (ninth) and Isabel Randolph (10th) also placed in foil. “Third time’s the charm,” McIntyre said. “Hopefully I’ll (win) all four years.” McIntyre began fencing as a 10-year-old after seeing a fenc-

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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 www.ThisWeekNews.com.

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.

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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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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 ColumbusDiningGuide.com

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 www.ThisWeekNews.com/foodandwine.

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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ORDINANCE NO. 8-11 PASSED: March 28, 2011 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING MAYOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT FOR SUMMIT ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT, PHASE II; AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS TO BE RECEIVED; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY Ordinance authorizes contract for Summit Road Reconstruction Project, Phase II in the amount of $2,280,561.65, which includes an Alternate Bid 2, and a contingency amount of $200,000; and authorizes appropriation of funds to be received from OPWC. William L. Hills, President of Council ATTEST: Nancy C. Frazier, Clerk of Council APPROVED: Bradley L. McCloud, Mayor Date: 3-31-11 ORDINANCE NO. 9-11 PASSED: March 28, 2011 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING MAYOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION/INSPECTION SERVICES FOR THE SUMMIT ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT, PHASE II; AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS TO BE RECEIVED; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY Ordinance authorizes contract with The Mannik & Smith Group in the amount of $149,500 for construction administration/inspection services, for the Summit Road Reconstruction Project, Phase II; and provides for the appropriation of funds to be received. William L. Hills, President of Council ATTEST: Nancy C. Frazier, Clerk of Council APPROVED: Bradley L. McCloud, Mayor Date: 3-31-11 ORDINANCE NO. 10-11 PASSED: March 28, 2011 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING MAYOR TO PURCHASE ONE 2011 FORD F-250 TRUCK FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY Ordinance authorizes purchase from Ricart Properties, Inc. one 2011 Ford F-250 truck, purchase price $26,513 for the Water Department. William L. Hills, President of Council ATTEST: Nancy C. Frazier, Clerk of Council APPROVED: Bradley L. McCloud, Mayor Date: 3-31-11 ORDINANCE NO. 11-11 PASSED: March 28, 2011 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING MAYOR TO PURCHASE ONE 2011 FORD F-550 TRUCK FOR THE WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY Ordinance authorizes purchase from Ricart Properties, Inc. one 2011 Ford F-550 truck, purchase price $37,414 for the Wastewater Department. William L. Hills, President of Council ATTEST: Nancy C. Frazier, Clerk of Council APPROVED: Bradley L. McCloud, Mayor Date: 3-31-11

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ORDINANCE NO. 12-11 PASSED: March 28, 2011 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING MAYOR TO PURCHASE ONE 2011 FORD F-450 DUMP TRUCK FOR THE STORM WATER DEPARTMENT AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY Ordinance authorizes purchase from Ricart Properties, Inc. one 2011 Ford F-450 dump truck, purchase price $48,124 for the Storm Water Department. William L. Hills, President of Council ATTEST: Nancy C. Frazier, Clerk of Council APPROVED: Bradley L. McCloud, Mayor Date: 3-31-11 ORDINANCE NO. 13-11 PASSED: March 28, 2011 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CITY AUDITOR TO SEEK REIMBURSEMENT FROM OPWC FOR PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING WORK PAID FOR, FOR SUMMIT ROAD PHASE II PROJECT; AND AUTHORIZING CREDITING OF MONIES RECEIVED; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO: SECTION 1. That the City Auditor be and is hereby authorized and directed to seek reimbursement from OPWC (Ohio Public Works Commission) for preliminary engineering work paid for, for Summit Road Phase II project. SECTION 2. That any monies received by the City from OPWC shall be credited to the Capital Improvements Fund (410). SECTION 3. That this ordinance is deemed to be an emergency measure necessary for the financial needs of the city, and further to be able to receive the funds as quickly as possible; wherefore upon adoption by Council this ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon signature by the Mayor. William L. Hills, President of Council ATTEST: Nancy C. Frazier, Clerk of Council APPROVED: Bradley L. McCloud, Mayor Date: 3-31-11 ORDINANCE NO. 14-11 PASSED: March 28, 2011 ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO: CHAPTER 160 EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION SECTION 160.02 “AUTHORIZED POSITIONS, PERSONNEL, CLASSIFICATION AND PAY GRADE” SUBSECTION (a) “ADMINISTRATIVE”; and TRANSFERRING FUNDS THEREFOR AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY Ordinance changes the part time position of City Attorney Clerk to full time; changes the full time Auditor’s Secretary to part time and changes the pay grade classification from 13 to 10; changes the pay grade of Deputy Auditor from 13 to 15; Tax Administrator from 12 to 15; and Accounting Manager from 20 to 21. Legislation also transfers funds to cover changes. William L. Hills, President of Council ATTEST: Nancy C. Frazier, Clerk of Council APPROVED: Bradley L. McCloud, Mayor Date: 3-31-11


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April 14, 2011

Matt Steele - Coughlin Hyundai Sales Manager, Invites you out!!

COUGHLIN HYUNDAI of Heath

2300 Hebron Road, Heath, OH 43056

*See dealer for LIMITED WARRANTY details.

New 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Automatic, Air Conditioning,

Keyless Entry, Power Windows & Locks

Model #HY1711

MSRP........................................................$21,280 COUGHLIN DISC........................................ -$2,800

ON SALE $ FOR

18,480

17,980

$ OR

(With Owner Loyalty**)

New 2011 Hyundai Tucson Power Windows & Locks, Cruise MSRP . .................................$19,740 COUGHLIN DISC....................... -$760 Model #HY1743

ON SALE FOR

18,980

$

New 2011 Hyundai Elantra

Several to choose from! Starting at $ Model #HY1878

16,930

New 2011 Hyundai Sante Fe V-6 MSRP .....................................................$26,015 COUGHLIN DISC...................................... -$2,525 REBATE................................................... -$1,000

ON SALE $ FOR $ Model #HY1765

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22,490 21,490 OR

(*with HMFC Financing)

VIEW OUR EXTENSIVE INVENTORY ONLINE

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***Must show proof of ownership. **Must finance through Hyundai Motor Finance Company. *Financing available with approved credit. All rebates to dealer. Vehicle for illustration purposes only. Offer expires 4/30/11.

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