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Mumma gives positive financial report By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers Gahanna finance director Angel Mumma provided a positive financial first-quarter report to council on May 9 but cautioned that many pending changes at the state level could affect the city’s general fund revenue negatively. Those changes include the elimination of the estate tax proposed in 2013, as well as a reduction in local government funds (LGF) by 50 percent in two years. From Jan. 1 through March 31, Mumma said, Gahanna has collected

$6,714,377 in general-fund revenue. That represents 30 percent of fiscal year 2011 estimated total revenues for the city. The total collected is a 43-perAngel Mumma cent increase over the amount collected in the first quarter of 2010, she said. She said that during the first quarter of 2010, however, the city had just begun using the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) and that much of 2010 revenue was not collected until after the first quar-

ter. The local income tax remains the largest source of revenue, Mumma said. Through the first quarter, it made up 61 percent of the city’s general-fund revenue. She said $1.8 million (45 percent) of the income tax came from withholding from the city’s employers. “We’re dependent on our businesses in this community,” she said. Gahanna’s top 10 employers are ADP Total Source III Inc., American Electric Power, the city, Columbus Academy, Defense Finance, Gahanna-Jefferson schools, The Kroger Co., McGraw-Hill Cos., Mif-

flin Township and the state. Other general-fund revenue sources include LGF distributions, licenses and permits, fines and fees, and miscellaneous income. Gahanna received LGF totaling $350,121 in the first three months of 2011. Mumma said this amount is 8 percent ($26,254) higher than the amount received during the same period in 2010. “The state exceeded general tax revenues for the third quarter,” she said. “It’s being distributed, but that has significant potential to change.” Gahanna’s expenses through the first quarter were $4,822,699, representing 17

percent of the authorized expenditures for 2011. The spending is 24 percent lower than in the same period in 2010, Mumma said, in large part because of a reduction in capital expenditures. “It’s regrettable that we have cut so many capital improvement projects, but we have to do what is needed to cut spending,” Mayor Becky Stinchcomb said. “But we continue to look for innovative sources of funding, such as grants.” Salary expenditures for Gahanna employees are See REPORT, page A3

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Twin brothers Gage and Gunnar Francis, 9, dance to the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” with fourth-grade teacher Mary Leopold during the Strides for Pride fundraiser at Blacklick Elementary School on May 6. Students at the school have raised almost $26,000 to use for such items as playground equipment and SMART Boards.

Meadowbrooke development plans to return to council committee By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Per Gahanna City Council’s request for additional information about the proposed Meadowbrooke subdivision on Havens Corners Road, another committee meeting has been scheduled for Monday, May 23, with a second council reading slated for June 6. Gahanna’s Planning Commission on March 23 voted 5-2 to approve the proposal to increase the density of the proposed Mead-

owbrooke subdivision, at 5593 Havens Corners, from nine to 14 lots. During a May 9 committee meetDavid Samuel ing, council president David Samuel said he has two safety concerns about Meadowbrooke: traffic and maneuverability for school buses. Samuel, who formerly worked as an accident investigator for

Columbus City Schools, said bus drivers would find it difficult to maneuver in the development. “As a router, I would be concerned about putting a bus in there,” he said. He said the traffic on Havens Corners also would make it difficult to turn out of the development. David Hodge, an attorney representing Brookwood Construction, said Havens Corners is a county road and the Franklin County Engineer’s Office has been consulted about the proposed de-

velopment. “We’re taking steps asked of us, concerning what they deem appropriate there,” he said. “They looked at a turn lane from Havens Corners. They deemed a turn lane wasn’t appropriate.” He said the fire department could access the development, so the same should be true of school buses. Council member Nancy McGregor said a fire department has See PLANS, page A2

Gahanna City Council on May 16 will consider legislation for an amendment to a negotiated labor agreement between the city and the Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City Lodge No. 9. Human-resources director Kristen Treadway said council had approved an agreement with the FOP in October, but sections 24.6 through 24.8 were subject to ongoing bargaining and a third-party dispute resolution. “We have completed the dispute resolution process, and we are recommending the amendment to the contract for council to authorize the mayor to sign,” Treadway said. She said Gahanna had gone to a fact-finder for the dispute resolution phase, and to save on cost for an additional binding arbitrator process, both parties agreed that the fact-finder’s decision would be final. “It cost $900 just to do that day,” she said. “We all agreed we’d accept (the decision).” The amendment reduces injury leave from nine months to six months, so quick implementation would benefit the city, Treadway said. Council member Tim Pack asked what had prompted the injury-leave portion of the contract. “I had to read it three times,” he said. “I could imagine the battle involved.” “We were trying to take care of a lot,” Treadway said. She said the city was met with

A closer look The amendment states that if a member on injury leave is approved for restricted duty by a physician, the city may place the member in a restricted-duty assignment in the division of police if division management determines that available restricted-duty work is consistent with the member’s medical restrictions.

a lot of resistance, especially involving restricted duty assignments. “We felt we should be able to use (members) in other areas,” Treadway said. “The city will be allowed to utilize injured officers in other capacities besides the police department after certain stipulations are met, which was an important aspect to us.” City attorney Tom Weber said the issue was over how menial the task could be for restricted duty. The amendment states that if a member on injury leave is approved for restricted duty by a physician, the city may place the member in a restricted-duty assignment in the division of police if division management determines that available restricted-duty work is consistent with the member’s medical restrictions. Prior to assigning a member to See CONTRACT, page A3

Inaugural ‘Bark for Life’ to serve as Relay fundraiser By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Organizers of the Gahanna-New Albany Relay For Life will host the first “Bark for Life” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave., in Gahanna.

Stephanie Musko, Gahanna-New Albany event chair, said the Bark for Life sounded like a lot of fun, so her team, “Team Musko,” decided to sponsor it as a fundraiser for Relay For Life. Bark for Life is a noncompetitive walk event, giving dogs and their owners an opportunity to become involved in rais-


ing funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Gahanna-New Albany. The day starts with a walk, honoring canine cancer survivors, and then continues with contests and games. “My husband and I will be taking our dog, Poe, a Jack Russell,” Musko said.

Bark for Life shares the theme of the 2011 Relay For Life: “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” Many of the research advances for human cancer, such as research funded by the American Cancer Society, are used to treat dogs with cancer, as well, Musko said. “It’s a great opportunity to have fun,

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Jefferson Township Community Garden set to open May 15 By MARLA K. KUHLMAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Jefferson Township’s community garden will be open for gardeners to plant their plots beginning Sunday, May 15. Michael Vermillion, Jefferson Township parks board member, said the plots are 10 by 10 feet, with a limit of two per person. The cost is $30 per plot for township residents and $50 for per plot for others. Half of the fee is returned, however, when the garden plot has been cleared of all organic and nonorganic materials by Oct. 24. Vermillion said the main section of the garden could have up to 40 plots, but participation in the past two years has been about 25.

“Last year, there was a groundhog problem, but the groundhogs were trapped and removed at the end of last season,” he said. “A fence is being built, so the gardens will be enclosed this season.” Plot renters are asked to be considerate of fellow gardeners by not planting sprawling crops or tall ones that might interfere with others. In addition, gardeners are asked to use earth-friendly pesticides when possible. The gardens are planted at the Schneider Home, a farmstead owned by Jefferson Township on Havens Corners Road, between Reynoldsburg-New Albany and Waggoner roads. The historic site features a 1918

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PLANS Continued from page A1 lights and sirens to get in and out, but school buses don’t. She said the problem would be in turning out of the development. Council member Brian Larick asked what traffic studiesthat show a turn lane isn’t needed. “What brought them to that conclusion?” council member Beryl Anderson asked. Hodge said the property already is zoned for nine lots, and the developer is asking for six more. “What we’re requesting to add doesn’t account for that many more (vehicles) leaving,” he said. Anderson also asked how the developer had concluded that the development wouldn’t negatively affect values for the surrounding neighborhoods. Hodge said he has heard concerns that Brookwood’s homes, estimated to sell at $250,000 to $300,000, are inconsistent with properties to the south and east. The homes would range from 2,000 to 2,500 square feet. Brookwood hired Charles P. Porter Co., real estate consultants and appraisers, to provide data on single-family homes in Rathburn Woods, Woods at Rose Run and Greens at Clarenton and Rivers Edge for comparison purposes and to develop an opinion on the impact the proposed Meadowbrooke

BARK Continued from page A1 cancer patients and their families.” The eighth annual GahannaNew Albany Relay For Life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and continue through 10 a.m. Sunday, May 22, at Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road. “I’ve been involved with Relay since my junior year at Muskingum College,” Musko said. “I graduated in 2006 and then moved to Columbus. My younger brother, Michael, is a cancer survivor and both grandmothers passed away from cancer. Being active with the cancer society is important to me.” Gahanna resident Andrea Weiser, event co-chair, said she became involved with Relay because her dad had died from brain cancer two years ago. “I thought it would be a good way to raise money for cancer research,” she said. “I’m also from the Cleveland area and being involved in Relay has been a great way to meet people. It has been a wonderful experience. It involves people of all ages and backgrounds.” Over the past two years, the Gahanna-New Albany Relay For Life has raised more than $127,000, she said. This year’s goal is $58,000. As of May 6, the Gahanna-New Albany Relay had pledges totaling $19,624. Sixteen teams with 139 participants had registered. Natalie Chillinsky, income-development representative for the American Cancer Society, manages five events in Ohio and Pennsylvania. “Gahanna-New Albany truly has a wonderful committee,” she said. “They have a lot of enthusiasm and passion for the cause.” To register for Bark for Life, visit For more information about the Gahanna-New Albany Relay For Life, email Musko at or visit

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subdivision would have on homes in the neighboring Rathburn Woods. He concluded the homes wouldn’t compete directly with Rathburn Woods, and he said the development would have a positive effect on the values of homes in that subdivision. “The purpose is to bring a firstquality subdivision to the city,” he said. From all the debate concerning the proposed development, Hodge said, one would think Brookwood were bringing in a trailer park. Anderson asked how stream erosion would affect the property. Hodge said the development would decrease runoff, and the development is only 4.7 of 650 acres that would contribute to the stream. “We’re here with a green plan, and we committed to approval

from Franklin Soil & Water (Conservation District), as well as your engineer,” he said. Jim Watkins, representing Watcon Consulting Engineers, said 4.7 acres would equate to about 0.4 percent of the drainage area. “We have a low-impact development,” he said. “We want to slow down the volume and flow. We’ll have several mini-basins scattered throughout the development, a dry pond and scattered right-of-way rain gardens.” Mayor Becky Stinchcomb asked who would maintain the basins and rain gardens. Hodge said a homeowners association would be established. “This looks like an isolated island,” Samuel said. “There’s no walkability unless you build bridges over the stream. My concern is that you’re not following vision planning.”

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New at this year’s May Herb Day will be heirloom vegetable plants like Brandywine and Kentucky beefsteak tomatoes that residents can purchase for their own gardens. May Herb Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Creekside Park & Plaza, 123 Mill St., and at the Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St., in Gahanna. Valeria Hamill said Herb Day visitors should expect an “absolutely fantastic” event with daylong herb sales, educational displays and herbal, garden-related and artisan vendors. Hamill recently was named director of the Ohio Herb Education Center (OHEC) following the resignation of Cathy Phillips. “We have a new vendor, Circa Plants, who will put out the heirloom plants,” Hamill said. “A lot of businesses don’t even sell those anymore. I think the community will embrace that in celebration of the past.” Other heirloom tomatoes for sale will be red beefsteak, yellow pear, sweet pea currant, Cherokee purple, mortgage lifter, Tiny Tim,

Amish paste, hillbilly, German grape and oxheart. Pepper varieties will include sweet banana, Anaheim Chile, early jalapeño, hot paper lantern (a red habañero), Jefferson’s bullnose sweet, Hungarian hot wax, mini chocolate bell, California wonder sweet bell, ancho poblano, long cayenne and alma paprika. An assortment of native Ohio, climbers and historic ornamentals also will be available. “We’ll have a variety of about 100 herbs,” Hamill said. Visitors will have an opportunity to sample various herbs, including a tea called “Herbal Surrender” that’s made exclusively for the OHEC. “Three years ago, I was sick, and the former director brought me a sample of the tea,” Hamill said. “It’s wonderful. It was calming and energizing.” The all-organic tea includes peppermint, spearmint, lemon balm and lavender, among other ingredients. Hamill said the spotlight this year would shine on horseradish, the herb of the year. Wendy Winkler, OHEC education coordinator, said a display of horseradish would be set up. “It’s a funny-looking perenni-

al,” she said. “It has medicinal qualities. It was used in salves to decrease swelling. Most people are more familiar with it as (a sauce). It really packs a punch.” Winkler said visitors would see an assortment of dips and unexpected things to do with herbs. “I’ll offer plantings for the kids,” she said. “They will have the opportunity to put in kid-friendly plants in the ground. It’s kind of an adopt-a-plant. I’ll make up a sheet on all of those plants, explaining what they’re good for. They can come back on harvest day and take (their plant) home.” Winkler said the herbs are the main attraction of the day. “People are here early, picking out what looks like the healthiest plants to put in their gardens,” she said. “I think that’s a big draw. They like to touch and smell and, in some cases, taste. It’s a very sensory day. Next to that, people like to try samples.” Jane “Bunnie” Geroux and Gahanna Historical Society members led the effort for Gahanna to be designated the official herb capital of Ohio in 1972. For more about the Ohio Herb Education Center, visit or call (614) 3424380.

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vide time-sensitive personalized voice and text messages to cell phones and send emails to residents who go to and enter their contact information. Weather notifications will be made on an opt-in basis only to cell and landline telephones. The service relays National Weather Service storm warnings and provides automated alerts to citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after the NWS has issued a warning. To obtain weather alerts, residents and businesses should visit the Jefferson Township website and click on the CodeRED Communications Center icon on the homepage to sign up for cell or landline delivery. Information provided by residents will not be shared or sold. Those without Internet access may call the Jefferson Township business offices at (614) 855-

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International business community will see Columbus as opportunity We’ll leave no stone unturned in our effort to attract, retain and add jobs in the Columbus region. That includes reaching out globally and leveraging our great business connections throughout the world. We must think and act globally to make an impact locally. It’s no surprise that the Columbus region must compete for business beyond U.S. borders. The Columbus2020! team travels the globe to identify these opportunities. Attracting business and supporting international business interests in the region is the job of Deborah Scherer, director of Columbus2020! global markets. Under her direction, our team first will reach out to the nearly 300 foreign-owned businesses in our region and travel to Israel, Canada, India, China, Germany and several other European countries this year alone. It must be said that Japanese companies, led by Honda and its many suppliers, remain in our thoughts and prayers. We likely will visit Japan in the fall and continue to do all we can to strengthen our relationships with the many Japanese companies that provide so many good jobs across the Columbus region. When visiting our international

contacts, we will tackle a full schedule of objectives. The first target is to visit headquarters of our existing busiKENNY nesses to thank MCDONALD them for investment in our region and to explore opportunities for expansion of their businesses. Second, we want to speak to companies doing business in the United States but without current facilities or people on the ground. Finally, it is important to meet with advisers and international business organizations that could spread the word that the Columbus region is a dynamic business location for international companies. We will do just that in a few weeks when our team travels to Germany and Israel. In February, our team traveled as part of a delegation to India, and the contacts made there are starting to foster interest in our region. Together with Franklin County, we led a team to New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and the Columbus sister city, Ahmedabad. We were able to represent a cross section of the

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region’s leading industries, including financial services, information technology, legal and education. Participants included the city of Columbus, Columbus Sister Cities International, Ohio State University, Jones Lang Lasalle, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, Bluemile Inc. and SGI Global Business Advisors. India is home to a growing number of companies looking to international markets for growth, and the U.S. market is tops on their lists. Over 10 days, our mission generated more than 40 meetings, resulting in new and strengthened relationships, business-development opportunities and institutional relationships that will benefit the region both economically and academically. Since returning from our trip, nearly 10 Indiabased companies have expressed an interest in visiting Columbus. Our objective for each economic development action, whether as a meeting with many of our great companies in the region or a visit abroad, is to generate more foreign direct investment, more jobs and more global connections. To do that effectively, we must continue to invest in these efforts month after month and year after year. When we travel to Germany and Israel, our goal will be to create awareness of the Columbus area and its many assets. Our region’s growing talent base, work ethic, logistics and technology strengths, established industry sectors and easy market access are just some of the reasons that international businesses thrive here. We will continue to demonstrate why the Columbus area makes sense as a location for their U.S. business operations. International business is a key part of our economic diversity in Columbus, and it is a natural extension of our efforts to develop jobs and investment here. We are proud to represent such a robust region and are excited about our appointments around the world. Kenny McDonald is chief economic officer for Columbus2020! Email McDonald at or visit for more information.

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The Camp Friendship early bird rates for this summer’s day camp have been extended to Friday, May 20, said Kate Moening, parks and recreation public-information and marketing coordinator. The all-day outdoor camp program includes before- and after-care in the price. Camp scholarships for qualified Gahanna youth are still available through the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation. For additional information, visit

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‘Flytown’ played host to large spring carnival in Columbus 100 years ago People have been celebrating the arrival of spring for a long time. Even before civilizations began with written records more than 5,000 years ago, people emerged from their homes and reveled in the fact that the cold, wet darkness of winter was gone. The flowers were back and so was the promise of a better day. In Columbus, 100 years ago, people celebrated the arrival of spring in a number of ways. At Indianola Park, at 19th and North Fourth streets, a kite-flying contest was held. At local dance halls and roller rinks, special evenings were held to attract both regular and casual visitors. In Flytown, it was the annual spring carnival. First, perhaps a brief word about Flytown might be in order. Every city of any size has its “entry point� neighborhoods. These are the places where people of little or moderate means could find housing and stores to purchase inexpensive food, clothing and the other necessities of life. When Columbus was a small Midwestern capital city of several hundred residents, the poor lived along the river or near one of the ravines created by creeks

passing through the downtown while the criminal element had a m o d e s t “thieves marED ket� near what LENTZ is now the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Long Street. A hundred years later in 1911, Columbus was a major center of transportation and trade, as well as a major manufacturing center. Perhaps it should not be too surprising that the entry neighborhoods of Columbus — and there were a few in 1911 — had grown up around the factory areas, where a lot of work might be found. In the far south end of the city, near the steel mills, was the Steelton area. On the near west side was the Middletown neighborhood near old Franklinton. And on the north side, near Goodale Park to the east and the factories that lined the Olentangy to the west, was Flytown. No one seemed to know why exactly it was called Flytown. One theory held that the area of modest homes and poorly drained

streets literally “flew up� overnight. Another noted that the area was the home of many people who were living “on the fly.� Of course, there was the notion that the area had a lot of houseflies. In any case, by 1911, Flytown was the home of several hundred people of various nationalities with little income and a variety of medical, social and economic concerns. Since the end of the previous century, help had been provided by Godman Guild. Formed with the financial help of shoe magnate H.C. Godman, the guild was one of the oldest and more successful settlement houses in the city. Each year, one of the reasons for that success was its spring carnival. Called “Skada Doings,� the event was sponsored by the Guild and the West Goodale Street Improvement Association. A local paper praised Godman Guild and noted, “There is the city’s best cosmopolitanism because a dozen nationalities meet there under the guiding spirit of a common mixture of cooperative needs. As an evidence of this cooperation, the actual serv-

Gahanna Mayor Becky Stinchcomb swore in Amanda J. Parker to serve as Gahanna’s clerk of courts during the May 2 Gahanna City Council meeting. Parker, who has served as the clerk of courts for Canal Winchester since 2008, previously worked in the Columbus Division of Police dispatch unit. Parker earned her bachelor’s degree in criminology from the Ohio State University and is the vice president of the Central Ohio Association of Mayor’s Court Clerks. “Amanda brings with her the experience and enthusiasm that we look for in our professionals, and we are excited to have her on board,� Stinchcomb said. Parker will supervise the daily operations of Gahanna’s mayor’s court, which hears misdemeanor offenses that occur in the jurisdiction of the Gahanna Police Department.

Homestead exemption available to senior citizens, disabled Mary Otting, Gahanna schools’ communication specialist, is reminding senior citizens and the disabled that property-tax relief is available through the homestead exemption. The homestead exemption dates back to 1971 and has long offered those who qualify an oppor-

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Amazing Student Volunteers scholarship finalists announced

tunity to shield part of their “homesteadâ€? — a dwelling and up to one acre — from property taxation. For years, most senior citizens and disabled Ohioans were excluded because of income tests. ThisWeek Community Media and Columbus in the May 19 edition of ThisWeek and online The 2007 redesigned exemption offers all eligiState Community College have announced the at ble homeowners, regardless of income, the opporfinalists for the Amazing Student Volunteers The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 tunity to shield up to $25,000 of the market value scholarship contest designed to showcase vol- scholarship, and two runners-up will receive of their homestead from property taxation. That unteer efforts of youth in central Ohio. $500. Ten honorable-mention entrants will means a home valued at $100,000 generally would The scholarship, presented by Columbus State receive family passes to COSI. be taxed as if it were valued at $75,000. On averCommunity College and supported by Stanley The finalists for the Amazing Student Volage, those who qualify are saving $400 per year, Steemer, was open to students in kindergarten unteers scholarship are Skyla Andy of Marysville, Otting said. through 12th grade in ThisWeek’s five-county Graham Bowling of Delaware, Libby Erwin of Seniors and disabled Ohioans must apply with coverage area: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Reynoldsburg, Hunter Frey of Delaware, Glen their local county auditor to take advantage of the Licking and Union counties. Entries also were Gainer of Westerville, Holly Klepek of Worhomestead exemption. Applications may be subaccepted from Madison and Pickaway counties. thington, Eric McCorkle of Dublin, Caitlin mitted in any calendar year after the first Monday ThisWeek received several entries for the con- Rigsby of Reynoldsburg, Madi Ryan of Westin January and on or before the first Monday in June. test, which concluded April 30. erville, Kristen Sellan of Westerville, Erika SevThis year, county auditors will accept applicaStaff members from ThisWeek and HandsOn erance of Blacklick, Kailynne Tangeman of tions through June 6. The expanded homestead Central Ohio served as judges and chose the Marysville, Jonathan Zins of Dublin and Zachary exemption is available to all homeowners ages 65 finalists, whose stories and photos will appear Zins of Dublin. and older and totally and permanently disabled homeowners. For a copy of the application, visit the website at The application also is available by calling Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools treasurer Julio Continued from page A4 served. This feature will be of a hoorah “wild west,â€? so they Valladares at (614) 478-5534. presided over by the many girls came together and skimmed the ices of 150 members of the Guild of the cooking classes which ‌ cream from some of the literary Gahanna Lincoln to present and the spirit of many hundreds have been getting ready to serve works of some of their favorite of other members will combine many toothsome dishes, every authors, and a thrilling western “Thoroughly Modern Millie’ ‌ in the Guild’s annual carni- one of them strictly homemade. melodrama, “The Western Way,â€? The Lincoln High School theatre department will val.â€? Tea will also be served.â€? was the result. Thomas Gifford, present the Broadway musical comedy, “Thoroughly Accompanying the food serv- assisted by Clark Constance, was After paying an admission Modern Millie,â€? at 7:30 p.m. May 12-14 and dur- price of 10 cents, a visitor to the ice was “a real Italian band under the official trainer for the cowing a matinee beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15. carnival was treated to a variety the direction of Signor Cincione, boys and Indians. Director Cindi Macioce said the show is “masAnd how, one might wonder, who has been a member of many of attractions. sive,â€? featuring 58 cast members and large sets, even “Every room in the Guild concert bands of national fame.â€? were all of the proceeds of the a working elevator. Some of the major attractions carnival to be spent? house will have its show,â€? the “The musical is great. The dancing is high-energy, “During the two evenings of paper reported. “In addition, there of the carnival were the circus and the story is an old-fashion love affair with approacts performed in the big tent. the various shows, $1,000 is will be a big circus tent on the priate amounts of villainy,â€? she said. Among them were “the clown expected to be raised for the All performances will be held in the LHS audi- west side of the Guild house and troupe made up of a boys club at equipment and operation of the a tent on the east side in which torium, 140 S. Hamilton Road. the Guild.â€? Acrobatic stunts also summer athletic field. A site has there will be an Italian village in Ticket cost is $10. were performed by instructors been leased just west of the which refreshments will be — Marla Kuhlman from the local YMCA, and a Goodale Street bridge. “Several baseball diamonds, Guild staff member performed volleyball and basketball fields as the circus strongman. Then there were the boxers. and a running track are to be “John Albanese, well-known among the amusements for the in pugilistic circles, will pull off boys and men of the Guild.â€? Presumably, some of the a six-round boxing exhibition with his sparring partners,Young money raised by the carnival was Joe Thomas and Cyclone Sully. spent for the benefit of the ladies This show, which will be patron- and girls of Godman Guild, as ized by scores of Johnny’s admir- well. ers, promises to get a cartload or In any case, it seems a good two of nickels for the carnival time was had by all. treasury. Arizona Pete will be there, too.â€? Members of a boys Ed Lentz writes a history column club were unanimously in favor for ThisWeek.


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Lions shortstop Jarrod Moss throws to first base to turn a double play as teammate Joey Tomko looks on during the win over Grove City on May 7.


Lions batters trying to stay patient at plate By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Senior infielder Shane DeFranco tries to remind himself of his task when he prepares to bat for the Gahanna Lincoln High School baseball team. The prompting goes something like this: Don’t swing at bad pitches, especially when it’s a favorable count. Although the results haven’t been as consistent as he and his teammates would like, they’ve found that formula helpful since losing back-to-back 32 games to Pickerington North on April 18 and 21. The Lions won nine of their next 10, including lopsided wins over Hartley (12-0 on April 28), Hilliard Davidson (12-0 on April 30) and Groveport (16-1 on May 4). “I feel like our team is playing pretty well,” DeFranco said. “We still have some games where we don’t hit the

ball as much as we think we should, but then our pitching and defense keep us in games. It’s just been everyone doing their jobs. Our mentality is always to try to get a pitch and drive it.” The recent stretch of strong play had Gahanna feeling optimistic as it began Division I district tournament play May 11 against Central Crossing or Marion-Franklin in the second round. The Lions were voted the fifth seed and had a first-round bye. If Gahanna won its postseason opener, it will play Tuesday, May 17, at Hamilton Township against Watkins Memorial or St. Charles in a district semifinal. Watkins Memorial was seeded 10th. Looming in the Lions’ bracket as a potential opponent in a district final May 19 at Dublin Jerome are secondseeded Dublin Coffman and sixthseeded Davidson.

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Taylor Neville of Gahanna Lincoln delivers a pitch during the Lions’ 17-3 drubbing of host Grove City on May 7.

Last season, Gahanna was seeded sixth and beat Westerville Central 8-3 in the second round before losing to 12th-seeded Upper Arlington 3-1 in a district semifinal. The Lions won back-to-back district titles in 2008 and ’09. “It’s always good to have a firstround bye,” coach Mike Shade said. “It shows that we’ve gotten some respect from the other coaches around the dis-

trict. We’ve been playing well enough to get that, but it’s the second season now, and absolutely anything can happen.” DeFranco, who bats third, has been one of the team’s top hitters all season. Jarrod Moss has helped spark the Lions after recently moving into the leadoff spot. Joey Tomko, Jake Moss, Taylor Neville and Cole Greisinger have been others who have contributed

offensively. Through 24 games, Jarrod Moss and Tomko both were batting better than .400 and DeFranco was leading in RBI. Gahanna had a six-game winning streak snapped with a 5-3 loss to St. Charles on May 5. Sophomore pitcher Alec Touhy was effective against See BASEBALL, page B3

Boys Tennis

Gahanna wins OCC-Ohio, gets ready for sectional From staff reports

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Gahanna Lincoln sophomore Sam Raybuck stepped in for Stephen Cheng at third singles and defeated Sanjeev Kolli of Pickerington Central 6-4, 6-3 to complete a singles sweep for the Lions, clinching a third consecutive OCC-Ohio tournament title.

Hilliard Darby, Hilliard Davidson, Pickerington Central and Upper Arlington high schools will play host to the Division I boys tennis sectional tournaments Thursday, May 12, and Saturday, May 14. The top four finishers in singles and doubles at the sectional sites advance to the district tournament May 20-21 at Davidson. At the UA site, Dublin Coffman’s Hiromi Nakayama, a twotime state qualifier, is the top seed in singles, followed by UA’s Brandon Griffin (second), Olentangy Orange’s Doug Ganim (third) and UA’s Jeff Melvin (fourth). UA’s Billy Weldon and Stu Little are seeded first in doubles, with

Coffman’s Jack Buchan and Leon Cai (second), UA’s Eric Vannatta and Nate Wallace (third) and Orange’s Tanner Greene and Ryan Jay (fourth) rounding out the top four. Losing to New Albany 3-2 in the first round of the OTCA Division I team tournament on April 20 not only ended UA’s string of eight consecutive appearances in the state team tournament, it forced the Golden Bears to put extra emphasis on individual success. “It stings a little bit, but it’s not like our season is ruined,” said Weldon, who won the state doubles championship with Little last season. New Albany dominated the seeds in the Darby sectional, as

Sean Yun, Steve Miller and Sam Romanoff are seeded first, second and fourth, respectively, in singles and John Hendrix and Oliver Sybert (first) and Jordan Rabe and Ameen Farwana (third) are two of the top three seeds in doubles. St. Charles’Dennis Gleason is seeded third in singles, and St. Charles’ Grant Dolven and Weston Niermeyer and Pickerington North’s Sam Prewitt and Dylan Bhaerman are seeded second and fourth, respectively, in doubles. At the Pickerington Central site, Thomas Worthington’s Casey Cempre is the top seed in singles, followed by Westerville Central’s Luke Buchanan (second), Grove See TENNIS, page B3

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Recent slump vexes Lions’ coach, players By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

As senior pitcher Brandis Fishel stated in assessing the Gahanna Lincoln High School softball team as it concluded OCC-Ohio Division play with a 3-1 loss to visiting Groveport on May 6, maybe it simply was a case that girls “just get stupid before prom.” Or perhaps there was something in the air April 30 at Marion Elgin, where the Lions lost to Caledonia River Valley 5-4 and the host Comets 8-7 in a doubleheader, beginning a stretch in which they lost four of six. Whatever the explanation, Gahanna enters the Division I district tournament Thursday, May 12, coming off its first prolonged slump in a season in which it consistently has been ranked in the state poll. “I have no idea,” Fishel said of her team’s recent struggles a day before Gahanna’s prom was held May 7. “We should be able to get more than three runs (against Groveport). Our defense is what we’ve been living on, and we’ve been struggling in that, too. We just had a really bad weekend (in Marion), and I just don’t know what’s wrong.

At a glance

Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the Gahanna Lincoln softball team: *May 4 — Defeated Reynoldsburg 8-3 *May 5 — Lost to Pickerington Central 6-5 *May 6 — Lost to Groveport 3-1 May 9 — Lost to Liberty Union 5-4 May 12 — Home vs. Dublin Scioto or Marion-Franklin in second round of Division I district tournament. Winner plays 11th-seeded Pickerington Central, Columbus West, Upper Arlington or Northland in district semifinal May 17 at Pickerington North. Winner plays in district final May 19 at Pickerington Central. The Lions are seeded second. May 13 — At DeSales Of note: The Lions are 14-7 overall and finished 11-3 (second) in the OCC-Ohio. *OCC-Ohio game

I know (in Marion) I got two home runs hit off me, and those were the first ones I’ve given up all season.” Gahanna, which received the second seed for the district tournament, was eliminated from the OCC-Ohio title race before playing Dublin Scioto or Mar-

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Gahanna’s Olivia Schumacher rounds second base as Keri Lemley of Reynoldsburg waits for the ball during the host Lions’ 18-0 victory on April 14. Gahanna opens district tournament play at home Thursday, May 12, against Dublin Scioto or Marion-Franklin.

ion-Franklin in its postseason opener. Groveport improved to 12-1 in the OCC-Ohio and clinched the title outright by beating Pickerington North 6-1 on May 9. The Lions finished 11-3 in league play, with their other two league losses coming to the Cruisers (2-1 on April 18) and Pickerington Central (6-5 on May 5). Gahanna had two errors in the most recent loss to Groveport, one of which led to three unearned runs in the fifth inning. Offensively, the Lions had just five hits as Groveport pitcher Emma Johnson finished with 12 strikeouts. Gahanna took advantage of an error on the Cruis-

ers in the fourth as Fishel had an RBI single for her team’s only run. “I wish I could tell you what’s wrong,” coach Jim Campolo said. “I really don’t know. The first part of the year we lived on pitching and defense, and our defense and pitching have just gone bye-bye. We had five (errors) in one inning (against Central) and six total for the game. We gave them basically all of their runs. “It all just started (April 30) and I have no idea what happened. We just made some mistakes up there and it’s carried over.” Scioto was 4-14 entering the

week. Marion-Franklin hasn’t won a district tournament game since 2007 when it beat one of its City League-South Division opponents, Independence, 8-1 in a first-round contest. If Gahanna reaches a district semifinal Tuesday, May 17, at Pickerington North, it could get a rematch with Pickerington Central. The Tigers are seeded 11th and opened the tournament May 10 against Columbus West. The winner of that game plays Thursday, May 12, at home against Upper Arlington or Northland. Central was 14-8 overall and 8-4 in the OCC-Ohio entering the week. Gahanna beat the

Tigers 6-2 on April 8. Upper Arlington was 7-11 entering the week, but it beat Pickerington Central 8-6 on April 16. The Golden Bears lost to the Lions 1-0 in 11 innings in a district final last season. Campolo believes his team has the work ethic to make another long tournament run despite its recent struggles. “We don’t play the easiest of schedules,” he said. “I wish I had some answers. I just think that we’ve made some of these mistakes at the wrong time.”

Academy Roundup

MSL title narrowly eludes boys tennis squad By FRANK DiRENNA

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Before the season began, Columbus Academy boys tennis coach Jeff Warstler expected a tight battle in the MSL-Ohio/Cardinal Division between his team and Bexley, although he called the Lions the team to beat. Warstler’s prediction came to fruition on May 7 at Academy, as Bexley won three of five courts in the league tournament to finish with 47 points. The Vikings placed second with 43 points, followed by Granville (29), Fisher Catholic (17), Grandview (15), Whitehall (8) and West Jefferson (2). Bexley went 6-0 in MSL-Ohio/Cardinal duals, with Academy finishing 5-1. The Vikings lost to Bexley 3-2 in a match that began April 26 but was completed May 4. Academy swept the doubles titles in the league meet, as Langston Hughes and Chris Perrini defeated Bexley’s David Seckel and Max Schottenstein 10-5 in the final at first doubles and Dan Leathery and Abram Schottenstein beat Bexley’s Christian Liefeld and Matt O’Hern 10-4 in the final at second doubles. Bexley swept the league titles in singles. “I thought it was a good day for us,” Warstler said. “I thought our young ones did well at one, two and three (singles). Doubles did what they’re supposed to do. At that stage, that’s business performance. You have to do what you need to do to get that win and I thought those doubles teams did. “That should set us up nice for sectionals.” Academy plays host to the 11-team Division II sectional tournament on

Clark (.491), Zach Ratcliff (.362) and Joey Vara (.327). Sergakis also was leading the team in home runs with three, and Vara was leading the team in RBI with 20. On the mound, Stephen Casey was 3-1 with a 4.45 ERA, 13 strikeouts and 20 walks. •The girls lacrosse team is seeded second in the Division II South/Central Region tournament behind Cincinnati Mariemont and will play host to DeSales or Hilliard Bradley in the second round on May 19. The Vikings defeated DeSales 14-4 on May 5 behind six goals from Allie Roehrenbeck. Courtney Denna scored five goals and goalkeeper Sarah Wilson had nine saves. Academy has not played Bradley this season. “The world is ours,” coach Anne Horton said. “If we can take care of our play and play with a little more consistency at times, (the girls) have the ability to go as far as they can go. We need to continue to stay healthy and keep the focus where it needs to be, because you always worry with exams looming, graduation and just other factors going on. There can always be an unhealthy tug at the kids and you hope that we can just keep our focus grounded, and we’ll just see what plays out for us.” Academy was 8-1-1 before playing Columbus School for Girls on May 10. Last season, the Vikings reached a state semifinal, where they lost to Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 19-13 to finish 14-4. Hathaway Brown went on to win the state title, defeating Chagrin Falls 14-5 in the final.

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Academy baseball, girls lacrosse, boys tennis and track & field teams: BASEBALL *May 4 — Lost to Newark Catholic 3-2 *May 5 — Lost to Granville 4-2 May 9 — Lost to Hilliard Bradley 10-2 May 12 — Home vs. Berne Union or Caledonia River Valley in second round of Division III district tournament. Winner plays in district semifinal May 16 at Delaware. District final is May 18 at Dublin Coffman. Of note: The Vikings are 10-7 overall and 85 in the MSL-Ohio. *MSL-Ohio game GIRLS LACROSSE May 3 — Game vs. Thomas Worthington canceled *May 5 — Defeated DeSales 14-4

*May 10 — Played Columbus School for Girls *May 12 — Home vs. Watterson May 13 — At Worthington Kilbourne May 19 — Home vs. DeSales or Bradley in second round of Division II South/Central Region tournament. Winner plays Cincinnati Summit Country Day or Franklin Fenwick in semifinal May 26. Of note: The Vikings were 8-1-1 overall and 40 in the Independent League before May 10. *Independent League game BOYS TENNIS *May 2 — Def. Fisher Catholic 5-0 *May 4 — Lost to Bexley 3-2 *May 6 — Def. West Jefferson 5-0 May 7 — Finished second (43) in seven-team MSL-Ohio/Cardinal tournament at home, behind champion Bexley (47) May 9 — Lost to Upper Arlington 4-1 May 10 — Played Gahanna May 12, 14 — Division II sectional tournament at home. Top four finishers in singles and doubles advance to district tournament May 20-21 at home.

May 13 — At Mason May 16 — Home vs. Wellington May 17 — Home vs. DeSales Of note: The Vikings were 7-6 overall before May 10 and finished 5-1 in the MSL-Ohio/Cardinal. *MSL-Ohio/Cardinal match TRACK & FIELD May 4 — Boys: Finished first (71) in tri-meet ahead of Watterson (43) and Ready (36); Girls: Finished fourth (57) in six-team Jack Guy Alumnae Invitational at Columbus School for Girls behind champion CSG (143) May 7 — Boys: Finished second (95) in 11-team Mount Gilead Invitational, behind champion Mount Gilead (99); Girls: Finished first (133) in 10-team Mount Gilead Invitational, ahead of runner-up Mount Gilead (103.5) May 10, 13 — MSL meet at Heath May 17, 18, 21 — Division III district meet at Gahanna. Top four finishers in each event advance to the regional meet May 25 and 27 at Fairfield Union.

Thursday, May 12, and Saturday, May 14. The top four finishers in singles and doubles advance to the district tournament, which will be held May 2021 at home. “I would like to think that both doubles teams get through to districts,” Warstler said. “I’d like to think that maybe one of the singles guys gets through. I don’t know if we get two through.” •The baseball team entered the Division III district tournament looking to bounce back from a pair of close losses in the MSL-Ohio. The Vikings are seeded seventh in the district and had a first-round bye. They will play host to Berne Union or Caledonia River Valley in the second round on Thursday, May 12. The second-round winner plays second-seeded Fredericktown, Grandview

or Worthington Christian in a district semifinal Monday, May 16, at Delaware. The district final is Wednesday, May 18, at Dublin Coffman, with potential opponents including thirdseeded Bloom-Carroll and sixth-seeded Utica. Academy lost to Newark Catholic 3-2 on May 4 and Granville 4-2 on May 5 in league games. “We lost a couple tough games (against) Newark Catholic and Granville,” coach Jim Collis said. “We felt that we gave games away. That was disappointing from a coach’s perspective, but it’s baseball and those things happen.” The Vikings defeated Berne Union 9-1 on April 5 but have not played River Valley. “Berne Union is always tough,” Collis said. “They’re a smaller school, but

they compete. We beat them during the regular season. ... I know they have a pretty good No. 1 (pitcher Brock Shull) in the coach’s (Kelly Shull) son, so we’ll see what happens.” Academy entered the week 8-5 in the MSL-Ohio with one league game to complete, as its game with Bexley on May 2 was suspended with the score tied at 8 in the seventh inning. Newark Catholic, the top seed in the Division IV district tournament, finished first in the MSL-Ohio at 12-2, and Heath was second at 10-4. Entering the week, Academy and Granville are tied for third at 8-5, followed by Bexley (7-6), Lakewood (4-10), Whitehall (3-10) and Licking Valley (2-12). Through 16 games, Nick Sergakis was the Vikings’ top hitter with a .552 batting average, followed by Kennedy

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Continued from page B1 City’s Joey Hemphill (third) and Westerville Central’s Blake Burns (fourth). In doubles, Pickerington Central’s Chase Thomas and Dallas Stang are the top seed, with Olentangy Liberty’s Mitchell Lothes and Alexander Hathaway (second), Thomas’ Mark Evans and Harrison Chang (third) and Liberty’s Vick Chhabria and Matt Wong (fourth) rounding out the top four. At the Davidson site, Dublin Jerome’s Kent Seitz and Sean Stein, who placed fourth at state in doubles last year, are the top seed in doubles, followed by Gahanna’s Stephen Cheng and Canyon Teague (second), Worthington Kilbourne’s Sam Lazaroff and Roger Juang (third) and Davidson’s Zach Page and Greg Tiffan (fourth). In singles, Gahanna’s Jesse Shivener is the top seed, with Dublin Scioto’s Sean Ferguson (second), Jerome’s Frank Kuo (third) and Kilbourne’s Brian Aguirre (fourth) rounding out the top four. •OCC-OHIO — Gahanna swept the singles courts to capture its third consecutive league championship. The Lions had to shuffle their lineup as two-time league champion Cheng was taking the SAT and was unavailable to compete May 7 at Pickerington Central. Cheng won at third singles last season. “I have never been more proud of a team than I was (May 7),” Lions coach Chris Schwinnen

Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the Gahanna Lincoln boys tennis team: *May 2 — Defeated Reynoldsburg 5-0 May 4 — Def. Olentangy Liberty 4-1 *May 5 — Def. Grove City 5-0

said. “When Stephen told us he wouldn’t be there, it caught us a little off guard. The boys didn’t know what to expect. The comfort level wasn’t there and that added some pressure. Stephen was unbeaten at third singles. “But in the end, the boys were hungry for a third straight OCC title and they really stepped up to the challenge. Now we’ve got a greater sense of accomplishment.” Sam Raybuck moved from first doubles to third singles and defeated Pickerington Central’s Sanjeev Kolli 6-4, 6-3 to complete the singles sweep. Shivener defeated Hemphill 6-1, 6-1 for his third consecutive title at first singles, and Teague defeated Stang 6-0, 6-0 to repeat as second-singles champion. “Sam did a great job filling in and responding well,” Schwinnen said. “By bumping him up, that rearranged our doubles lineups on both courts and they also adjusted and played well.” The Lions reached the final on both doubles courts before rain suspended play. The doubles finals were scheduled to be completed May 9. Daniel Emoff and Alex Gavrilov were playing Prewitt and Bhaerman in the final at first

*May 6 — Def. Groveport 5-0 May 7 — Finished first in OCC-Ohio tournament at Pickerington Central. Play was suspended before all matches were completed. May 12, 14 — Division I sectional tournament at Hilliard Davidson. Top four finishers in singles and doubles advance to the district tournament May 20-21 at Davidson. Of note: The Lions are 13-3 overall and finished 7-0 in the OCC-Ohio. *OCC-Ohio match

doubles, and Sam Sobul and Billy Smith were playing North’s Alex Bartsch and Ben Keen in the second doubles final. “Emoff and Buck are great partners, so we had a first doubles team who hadn’t played together before,” Schwinnen said. “Our second doubles team had played some non-league matches together.” Because doubles play was not complete, final standings could not be tabulated. North also had a rescheduled match against Newark. In the league tournament, two third-place doubles matches between Central and Reynoldsburg were scheduled to be concluded May 10. “We were disappointed in our play, and it looks like we’ll finish third behind North,” Central coach Kelli Rings said. “Chase Thomas lost to Grove City’s Joey Hemphill for the first time in four years. Both are seniors. Then our doubles teams had a chance to upend Gahanna because of their new lineups, but we didn’t play well. If you don’t believe, you can’t achieve. “We didn’t put up the fight I thought we would.”


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the Cardinals but gave up two runs in the sixth inning. “It was a tie ballgame going into the sixth inning, and after they went ahead we got two guys on in the top of the seventh but just couldn’t drive them in,” Shade said. “We’ve been getting some pretty solid pitching, and that’s the start of everything. (Touhy) battled and kept us in the ballgame. “We’ve been finding ways to have timely hitting and in a couple games we really broke out. When we get hot, we get hot.

Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the Gahanna Lincoln baseball team: April 26 — Defeated Watterson 3-2 *April 27 — Lost to Grove City 5-2 April 28 — Def. Hartley 12-0 *April 29 — Def. Reynoldsburg 2-1 April 30 — Def. Hilliard Davidson 43 and 12-0 *May 2 — Def. Reynoldsburg 7-0

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Referral Manager Extendicare Health Services, Inc. is seeking a Referral Manager for the Arbors at Delaware, a 100bed skilled nursing facility. This individual must have sales and marketing experience in healthcare, preferably long term care. Responsibilities include: ∂ Will provide leadership to the Facility Marketing Team in scheduling and delivering effective sales presentations to referral source agencies and professionals. ∂ Will manage actual inquiries and referrals to assure timely admission and continuity of care. ∂ Will have a good understanding of informationgathering and reimburse ment processes that are associated with in-patient admissions. ∂ Will have both internal and external responsibili ty with 80% of time focuses on sales & marketing. Our comprehensive wage and benefit package compliments the variety and growth this position offers. Interested candidates please contact: Andi Ayres, Area Recruiter E-Mail: aayres@ Fax: 414-908-7204 Extendicare Health Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity em ployer that encourages workplace diversity. SALES Experienced sales rep needed for window and siding sales. Must be able to measure windows, and have reliable transporta tion. Call 614-527-1029

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HELP WANTED ENGINEERING/ TECHNICAL ENGINEERS MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND COMMISSIONING Engineering firm specializ ing in the design of commercial and institutional buildings is seeking: ∂ Mechanical, Electrical Engineers - bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. EIT, PE, CPD, RCDD certification, LEED AP status a plus. ∂ Commissioning of HVAC, controls and electrical systems - minimum 5 years experience, two year technical degree. Certification a plus. Offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. Excellent benefits package offered, salary commensu rate with experience. THORSON BAKER & Assoc. 3030 W. Streetsboro Rd. Richfield, OH 44286 contact-us@ No phone replies accepted.


HELP US BUILD OUR TEAM The OHIO University Office of Information Technology (OIT) is seeking the following full-time, permanent positions for immediate hire at the main campus located in Athens, OH. We seek candidates who are committed to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

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The position is responsible for maintaining an operation consisting of over 300 Windows computing systems. This includes the evaluation, selection, implementation, integration, and administration for all new and existing computing environments and the generation of document artifacts that detail the technological alternatives available for the proposed project and the requirements/cost benefits analysis that guides the leadership in selecting the appropriate technology solution. For more information please visit Email questions to Ohio University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer

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Project Engineer Hyper Tech Research, located on the West side of Columbus near Westland Mall, is the world leader in MgB2 superconducting wire performance. Required background: development of process flow charts and operator instructions, machine operation, manufacturing processes, Microsoft Office, productivity improvements, 2 years project management experience, Solid Edge, team leadership, wire drawing, 5 years manufacturing experience, BSME or equivalent. Send your resume and cover letter to hr@


Chalmers P. Wylie VA Am bulatory Care Center Co lumbus, OH recruiting for: Utilization Review (UR) Nurse Manager: Demonstrates leadership, exp., & creative ap proaches in the mgmt of VA referral & Non-VA refer ral care; administrative oversight of the UR Care Services to include: appro priateness of hospital ad missions & continued stay to non-VA facilities as well as collaborating w/ dis charge planners pertaining to discharge needs; accu rate, concurrent medical record review to improve the documentation & reim bursement for facility; eval uates the appropriateness, medical need & efficiency of the healthcare services performed at the communi ty facility according to es tablished criteria or guide lines; collects, analyzes & interprets clinical info relat ing to facility’s reimburse ment activities; prefer MSN or any related master’s program w/ BSN & 3-4 yrs UR exp.

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Clinical Lead Nurse Responsible for supervision of clinical staff and performance of nursing function. Must be a team player with 3-5 yrs exp. in management + RN, BSN preferred. Join our team at Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. Competitive Salary & GREAT BENEFITS! View positions/requirements and APPLY ONLINE at No faxes please. EOE DENTAL ASSISTANT Thriving Dublin Dental office seeks FT DA. Radiography license & basic computer skills required. Competitive salary & benefits. Immediate opening. Fax resume: 614-889-1147 FAMILY THERAPIST Cornerstone of Recovery now hiring PT Family Therapist. PT benefits incl. Aflac; 401(k) match; EAP Services. Apply online at www.cornerstone

Health Center Site Manager Must be a team player with 3-5 yrs exp. manag ing a medical facility. De gree in Health or Busi ness Admin. Clinical cer tification preferred. Join our team at Colum bus Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. Com petitive Salary & GREAT BENEFITS! View positions/ requirements and APPLY ONLINE at No faxes please. EOE

Facilitate recovery oriented services to include educa Hospice tion of veterans & their fam ilies on recovery & evalua Administrator tion of implementation ef forts; provides referrals to Grace Hospice, certified VA & non-VA care sources hospice agency with to meet the needs of the offices through Ohio, patient, participates in in - seeking an Administrator in take screening & assess Columbus. Must have ment of symptoms to de previous hospice exp. in a termine criteria for schedul - similar leadership position ing of appts. Prefer BSN w/ &/or proven success in at least 2 yrs mental health health care operations. exp. Responsible for overall mgmt/development of Chief Sterile agency branch. Processing and Knowledge of state/fed Decontamination hospice regs, clinical (SPD) RN: compliance, fiscal Responsible for all aspects responsibility, and overall of SPD operations; super operations mgmt. vises quality control pro Competitive salary, full gram, compliance w/ regu benefits, quarterly latory control standards of bonuses. Email resume to non-VA & VA agencies, planning, executing & eval uating policies & proce Massage dures related to SPD oper Therapist ations; prefer BSN w/ at least 2 yrs SPD exp. Licensed Perioperative RNs: North side chiropractic OR & Pre-Op: prefer BSN office has immediate w/ at least 1-2 yrs exp. opening for LMT. Approx 30 hrs/wk. Please fax Primary Care RNs resume to 614-847-9688. and LPNs: Medical Laser Tech Mobile medical laser rental company looking for hard working, dependable per son. Will be responsible for All positions are Mon-Fri, transport of lasers in a safe Fulltime, NO weekend/ manner, set up laser equip holiday/ on-call work! ment on site staying with Send your resumes to the machine during its us ROSALEE RIZO, RN, 614.257.5291 or Rosalee.ri age and then taking equip ment on to the next case, providing laser service to Offers full range of bene fits: Health Benefits, Life In - customers as requested. Varied hours; must have surance, Long-Term Insur good driving record. Salary ance, Federal Employees Retirement System, Vaca - plus bonus; 401k, benefits. Military or medical back tion and Sick Leave and ground preferred. Fax re Paid Federal Holidays. sume to 800-892-7893 AA/EOE Must love sports. A lot. Apartment rental

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ACCOUNTING We currently have an ex cellent opportunity for a tal ented Accounting/Finance professional ready for ca reer advancement in our Corporate office! You will play an important role in the Company Accounting processes which specifical ly includes, but is not limited to: Manage and prioritize mul tiple tasks with a strong ori entation toward project management/leadership. Assist in the preparation and analysis of monthly fi nancial results. Assist Internal Auditor in re views and audits of divisio nal locations. Review, analyze and follow up on exception reporting for multiple operating divi sions. Propose potential solutions and/or opportunities for im provement within the De partment and/or Company. Experience and skills re quirements include: BS in Accounting or Fi nance REQUIRED -7 years of experience in Accounting or Finance Project Management CPA a plus Experience supervising di rect reports is desired Physical Very detailed oriented with Therapist strong analytical skills Ability to multi-task and Assistants work proficiently under Health Care Plus, Selected pressure as one of Central Ohio’s Send resume to Best Places to Work, Has a full-time position available or fax to 614-342-6441 in the Columbus, Ohio. Im EOE M/F/D/V mediate Benefits, Excep tional Per Visit Rate. Home Health Experience a plus, but not required. Contact Russ Delaney Loan Officer 1-800-223-9519 Local, established rdelaney@ community bank seeking lender with experience in investment, commercial Marden abdes by the OCR and/or residential real Act of 1964, Section 504 of estate lending. Excellent the Rehabilitation Act and compensation and the Age Discrimination Act benefits. Email resume to of 1975. jobs@ Physical Therapist Free Standing Outpatient HELP WANTED Clinic


Pathology Laboratories, the region’s fastest grow ing independent medical Busy surgical practice laboratory, is recruiting a seeks FT scanner for EMR. highly professional, Three years general medi client/patient focused indi cal office/records experi vidual to join its Phleboto ence required. Must pos my Department. The se sess general medical lected candidate will have knowledge, excellent com excellent phlebotomy munication skills and atten skills, previous adult and tion to detail. Competitive pediatric drawing experi wages with good benefits. ence, and is very detail Submit resume to orientated. This candidate or fax should be prepared to pro to 614-868-0625. vide unparalleled customer service. The candidate Nurses must also be able to pass Health Coach-DM- Colum - a background and driving bus, OH. Be part of an checks, a pre-employment award-winning team! Pro - drug screen and a National vide telephonic outreach to Certification is preferred. disease management plan Pathology Laboratories of members. Min. 3 years fers a highly competitive exp. in DM/CM. Graduation wage. There are two from accredited nursing part-time openings availa program, BSN pref’d. Ac ble, one in Marion/Kenton tive RN license req’d. Tele - and one in Cols. To apply, phone center exp. Some forward resume: Human evenings until 8:00pm Resources, Pathology req’d. To view details and Laboratories, Inc., 1946 N. apply, visit our web site at 13th St. Suite 301, Toledo, OH 43604. Fax: Requisition ID: 2701. EOE 419.255.4617; Email:

OFFICE MANAGER Internal Medicine Practice in North Columbus seeks an Office Manager whose duties includes overseeing practice issues regarding billing, supplies, computer master schedule, liaison between practice and corporate office, point person for patient issues, promote excellent customer service, and oversight of employees. This position works all areas of the front desk operation when needed. Full time position, M-F, two yrs. prior medical office management exp. required. Only exp. candidates apply. We have competitive wages and excellent benefits. Pre-employments drug screening, non-smoking facility. Email resume to Part Time Office Growing company is look ing for part time office help. Position requires a mature individual with excellent communication and cus tomer service skills and the ability to work in a team at mosphere. The successful candidate should possess a high school education with good computer skills including Word and Excel; excellent telephone eti quette; filing and strong at tention to detail. Mon thru Fri 11-5; benefits include vacation, health insurance, 401K. Fax resume along with salary requirements to 800-892-7893.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN LTC pharmacy has imme diate FT PTCB CERTIFIED tech positions available. Stable working environ ment, good benefits, con veniently located. Fax or e-mail resume to: Fax: 614-818-3906 E-mail: tinneyd@ NO CALLS OR DROP-INS PLEASE

Phlebotomist Large primary care group seeks a part time Phlebotomist with excellent draw skills .PT, M-F 4am-8am. Duties will consist of traveling to our nursing homes in the central Columbus vicinity and performing the draws, and then bring the draws back to our lab to be processed. Must have reliable transportation and extensive experience in Phlebotomy, including a Phlebotomy certificate. Exp must include 2-3 years. Qualified candidates email resumes to To place an ad for your bazaar or seasonal event call (740) 888-5003 (local call)

Are you a game-changer? Help us change the game of healthcare. Quantum Health, named one of the Best Places to Work in Columbus for several years now, is looking for top-notch talent to add to its team. We’re a fast growing company that has a ball delivering better healthcare-while lowering healthcare costs. Right now we need allstars to fill a variety of positions:

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Exceptional Salary Day One Benefits Excellent Compensation Package Columbus, OH Contact 1-800-223-9519 rdelaney@ Marden abides by the OCR Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

Radiation Therapist The Marion Regional Cancer Center is in need of an ARRT Certified Radiation Therapist. Must hold a current Ohio License. Competitive Salary and Benefit package. Send resume to: 1150 Crescent Heights Road, marion, Ohio 43302 or

Rehab Tech Hiring F/T in Mt. Vernon to assist PT, OT & Speech Therapists. Send resumes to

RN MDS & RN Unit Manager Arbors West, an Extendicare facility located in West Jefferson just west of Columbus, has two nurse manager positions open.


Activist Wanted: Looking for team-oriented individuals to circulate a petition in the fight for workers rights. Be 18 yrs or older, stand for up to 7.5 hours, and clearly commu nicate our message. You will be gathering signa tures. We are hiring FT/PT. $9/HR. To learn more call 614.307.1219. A dictionary doesn’t define what a truck driver is. YOU do. Come join us Pohl Transportation

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Firefighting/ Emergency Medical Services Instructor The Career and Technical Centers of Licking County (C-TEC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Firefighting/Emergency Medical Services Instructor for the 2011-2012 academic year. Visit for position details and application instructions. EEO General & Asst. Mgr/Mgr. Trainee

Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities Brooks-Yates Center School Full Time Intervention Specialist Beginning 2011-2012 School Year School Age Instructor for Multiple Disabilities classroom. Minimum requirement include ODE licensure as an Intervention Specialist k-12 or ability to obtain appropriate licensure. Acceptable criminal background check, preemployment drug and alcohol screening required. Resumes accepted until the end of the business day Friday, May 20, 2011 and may be accepted thereafter until the position is filled. Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities Personnel Office 200 East High Street Circleville, OH 43113

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LOCATED AT: HARTFORD FAIRGROUNDS 14028 FAIRGROWNDS RD., CROTON, OHIO (4-H BLDG.) TAKE RT. 62 EAST OF 270 TO JOHNSTOWN, SECOND LIGHT TURN LEFT (NORTH ON MAIN.) Haas, Overhead and Shoff garage door sections. 1/2 hp. Genie and commercial garage door openers. Approx. 100 garage doors will be offered in this auction, one sided steel and insulated doors, several insulated doors w/sunburst glass tops, track, springs, trim, 300’ hanging metal and door hardware. 8x7, 9x7, 16x7, 10x8, 10x10, 12x12, 14’, 16’, 18’ wide commercial and other size doors available. For a different size or style door to be added to this auction call (614) 837-4810. Door installation available, bring a truck or trailer. Open for preview 2 hrs. before auction. All sales final & sold "as is". Terms: Cash, charge card and check w/positive I.D. 10% buyers premium will be charged. Tax will be charged unless you have vendors number. All doors must be removed 2 hrs. after completion of auction.


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ATTENTION: ACCOUNTANTS & ATTORNEYS Historic Harlem Community Building zoned commercial just 4 miles N. of New Albany and restored to country character with 825 sq. ft. to serve as office/retail space . Up to date utils. enhance the natural charm & warmth of this light-filled art studio/gallery located at 3658 SR 605 in Center Village. Open houses Thurs. May 12, 5:30-7:30 & Sat. May 14, 1-5. R.K. Morris Associates Realtors call Ed at 614-207-1318.

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ATTN SALES REPS: Inc.500 Co CPAY ( is now hiring Sales Partners in your area. Commissions paid daily, plus bonuses and residual income. Sell Visa and MasterCard services to businesses. Proven and accomplished company with career opportunities. Call 1-800-213-3350

AVON "Celebrating 125 Years" Flexible, Easy and Fun! $10 Business Start-Up! Call, Anita, Sr. Exec.,ISR

614-837-6883 12 years Exp. Leading Others to Success! DICK LAVY TRUCKING HIRING DRIVERS! 2,500-2,750 miles per week. Rider Program. Holiday/Vacation Pay. Home most weekends. 98% No touch Freight. 1-800-345-5289 or 1-937-448-2104 DAYCARE PROVIDERS & PRESCHOOLS

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Help Wanted!!! Make $1000 a Week processing our mail! FREE Supplies! Helping Home-Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! Between High School and college? Over 18? Drop that entry level position. Earn what you’re worth!!! Travel w/ Successful Young Business Group. Paid Training. Transporta tion, Lodging Provided. 1-877-646-5050 ACTORS/MOVIE EXTRAS Needed Immediately for upcoming roles $150-$300 per day depending on job requirements. No experi ence, All looks needed. 1-800-951-3584 A-105. For casting times /locations: Bulk Pneumatic owner operators - Tons of Texas based frac sand runs in Texas. Complete rigs only. Excellent investor opportu nities with very high ROI’s! Call 888-567-4972 PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1000 Weekly Mailing Brochures from Home. Income is guaran teed! No experience required. Enroll Today!


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Advantage Paving Res. Com. Driveways, parking lots, save your drive, seal it today! Over 35 yrs exp. Call 614-832-6700

DIMAGGIO CONCRETE DRIVEWAY SPECIAL, Patios, Stamped/Color, Lic/Bonded/Ins, Visa/MC BBB, 614-794-0207 DAN FEW CONCRETE 38 Years in Central Ohio. Drives, Walks, Pole Bldg, BB courts. Lic/Bond/Ins. Call 614-575-8561 TW Haning Concrete Since 1986 35 yrs. exp. Drive-way, patios, etc. Tear out & replace-insured 614.890.7247

Drywall & Plaster Repair Textured Ceilings

Affordable Prices! Call Randy (614) 551-6963

A JOB WELL DONE AGAIN Custom Carpentry/Repairs


HAHN’S ELECTRIC Quality work & materials at affordable prices. OH LIC 20240, Insured, 614-237-3524

JWC Electrical A Professional Service for the "particular". Exc Ref. Reas. Rates, Bond/Ins. MARGARET’S UPSCALE CLEANING 846-2377

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Bobcat & Backhoe Service Free Estimates µ Footers Trenching µ Post holes Final grades µ Reseeding Good concr ete finish work! Call Gil: (740)467-3939

Accurate Garage Doors Service call only $25 Broken spring? Problem with Openers? 24/7 Svc µ 614-888-8008 $10 Off Svc call w/ ad Central Ohio Garage Door BROKEN SPRINGS? BEST PRICES IN TOWN! 17 Years Exp, BBB 614-440-DOOR (3667)

Paige Gutters/ Drains $10 off with ad 5% Senior Discount Seamless Gutters: Installed, screened, Cleaned

Underground Drains: Snaked, Repaired, Replaced

5542019 * Able Hauling * Clean-ups, clean-outs, whole houses. All Real Estate services, Senior discount. 291-3867 AFFORDABLE HAULING Trash, Brush, Junk Dumpsters Available Call today! Haul 2 -Day! 614-471-6444 Hauling/Dumpster Service Bobcat Service. BushHog Work. Fair Price Hauling 614-947-2268 / 418-9333


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Basement finishing, Bathroom remolding, All Drywall needs & Roofing Call Shane: (614)735-3173

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



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Guarantee placement of your event in the sports section by calling Paul Krupa (740) 888-5000 (local call)

IN-HOME PROVIDER Loving environment with activities & 14 yrs exp. Certified in all areas. All meals included. Soundra, 614-496-2356


Organized, Reliable, Honest, & Discrete

Excellent References

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DIMAGGIO LANDSCAPE Pavers/Stone Retaining Walls, Bobcat, Pergolas, Decks, Fences, BBB Visa/MC, 614-794-0207 FERTILIZER & WEED CONTROL APPLICATIONS ! Customer testimonials & lawn pictures at or call 614-837-2750

AFFORDABLE LAW Divorce. Bankruptcy 842-7100 Atty. Lewis N. Osterman 1150 Morse Rd. Columbus

STNA (Nurse’s Aide) classes $299 Max Healthcare Svcs 614-423-8585. 2151 E. Dublin Granville Rd. Cols

MOWING SERVICE Comm. & Residential Starting at $23.00. Mention this ad for a FREE CUT!!! 614-302-7008, More Svs SID’S LAWNCARE SPRING CLEAN-UPS û Mowing û Mulching û Lowest Price...Guaranteed! Sid - 614-562-7695 BBB BUDGET PRO SPRING CLEANUP, Mulch Mowing starts at $25/week. All landscaping needs. 614-237-4187 "CLASSIC LANDSCAPES " Spring Clean Up, Pruning, Mulch, Paver Brick Patios /Walkways, Design/Install FREE EST, 614-332-1498 ü DOG GONE GOOD ü Experienced Reliable Friendly Lawn Service. Call Dave 614-625-6510

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A Job Well Done Again Painting, Powerwashing, Stucco & Drywall Repair, Gutter Cleaning, Carpentry. Need some thing done? Just ask! (614) 235-1819 Call Today! PRECISION 1 Serving Central Ohio Since 1986! Interior specials! 10% off with this ad. Spruce up your interior this winter. 614-833-6000

BURT’S PAINTING " SPRING SPECIAL " 15 Yrs Exp. FREE EST Locally Owned & Operated

24-Hour Emergency Service

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Jack L. Woods Plumbing Residential Plumbing Repairs OH Lic #25971 *882-9700*

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


ELITE DECKING Pwrwash µ Preserve µ Stain Decks, Fences & Houses Call 614-849-9265

614-539-3412 CUSTOM COLORS SPRING SPECIAL FREE Gutter Cleaning & Powerwash with an Exterior Contract. Angie’s List , BBB,

"A" Rating on Angies List! PERSONAL TOUCH Int/Ext. & Faux Painting Wallpaper, Ins. Free est. 614-793-1925 or 260-4222


"#1 BUCKEYE PAINTING" Best in the World! Average Room $150 3 Room Special $300 Exterior Painting $699 FREE Power Wash Scott, 614-402-4736 A Budget Priced Company with Professional Quality. BUDGET PRO SIGN-UP today & get a FREE POWERWASH w/whole house paint job. Ins/Free Est, 614-237-4187

BENCHMARK ROOFING Roofing, Siding, Gutters FREE INSPECTIONS Licensed, Insured, Bonded

Flea & Tick Control Home Insect Control or call 614-837-2750

J.P. Plumbing Repair Toilets, faucets, disposals, water heaters, & hose faucets. $65/hr. Jeff: 614-891-4131 Sat., Sun no extra charge!

TREES R US TREE SERVICE Experienced Arborist everyone can afford. Fully Insured. Excellent rating on Angie’s List FREE EST. 614-989-3437

EZ ROOFING & SIDING Installation & Repairs 20 yrs exp, Fast response! Bonded, Insured, FREE EST, 614-348-6021

SID’S TREE CARE Tree Trimming, Removal & Pruning Lowest Price...Guaranteed! Sid - 614-562-7695 BBB

HUGHES Roofing/Siding/Gutters Lic.-bonded-insured. BBB. Serving Central Oh for 30 yrs. 614-882-0811

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Roofing • Room Addition

Clean, Oil, Adjust $29.95 Repair/Service, Guarant’d 614-890-7362


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

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



All Makes & Models FREE ESTIMATES 4601 East Broad St. 614-577-0991






Pick up delivery of broken metal products. Repair Replace, Renovate. All metals & #1 on Angies List Smartworks : 614-578-0322

ARC WELDING $15/hr Wes, 614-230-1851





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Childcare-In private home, evenings/night shift 3-11 or 11-7. close to OSU East Hospital. Reasonable rates, 614-804-4066


ûRepairs Unlimited û Plumbing, Electric, Paint, Kitchens, Baths, Flooring, Basements and More Call Greg (614) 296-4232 Kitchens, Baths, Carpentry, Plumbing, Minor Electric, Drywall, Ceramic Tile, 17 yrs Exp. Ins. Free Est. Jerry, 614-563-5488


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or bath remodel. A $169 Value!

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• On 3.37 Acres! • Updated Kitchen featuring Hickory Cabinets • Stainless Steel Appliances • Great Room with Wood Burning Fireplace • Wrap-around Porch • 24x24 Garage and 20x30 Barn • Convenient to Gahanna and New Albany RE1825 $224,900

• Spacious Ranch with Owner’s Suite and Great Room Additions • Florida Room with Cathedral Ceiling and Skylights • Lower Level Rec Room • Fenced, Landscaped Backyard • Oversized 2 Car Garage • Close to Parks and Freeways ST936 $168,900



• Better-than-New Ranch Condo • Cathedral Ceilings throughout! • Sunny Florida Room • Gas Log Fireplace • 2-Car Attached Garage • Clubhouse with Pool, Exercise Room, and more! • Best location in neighborhood • Close to Mt. Carmel East SH125 $134,900

• Lovely End Unit Condo! • Great Room features Cathedral Ceiling, Fireplace, and access to Screened Porch • Spacious Kitchen with Ceramic Tile Floor and Breakfast Bar • First Floor Owner’s Suite with Sitting Area • Owner’s Bath with Jetted Tub with Ceramic Tile • Finished Lower Level with Full Bath • Close to Easton SE1462 $189,900



• Open Floor Plan! • Condo with lots of Updates including Pergo floors! • First Floor Den • Great Room with Gas Fireplace • Glass Sliding Door to Large Deck • Finished Lower Level great for Office or additional Living Space • Attached Oversized, 2 Car Garage! HA189 $67,400

• Condo with 3 Finished Levels! • Spacious Rooms! • Kitchen with Breakfast Bar and Walk-in Pantry • Owner’s Suite with Walk-in Closet • 2nd Bedroom Suite with Private Bath and Walk-in Closet • Private Balcony and 2-Car Garage • Community Pool and Clubhouse BI7176 $132,500



• Nestled in Serene New Albany Preserve • Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Breakfast Bar, Spacious Pantry and Access to First Floor Laundry Room • White doors, Woodwork, and 2” Blinds Throughout • Spacious Owner’s Suite with Vaulted Ceiling and Owner’s Bath • Park and Bike Paths Near to Community • Conveniently located close to Easton, Downtown, and Airport SW4058 $139,900

• Immaculate Condo with Great Amenities! • Spacious Rooms and Closet Space • Great Room with Fireplace • Kitchen features Stainless Steel Appliances • Dining Area with Sliding Door to Balcony with Wooded View • Spacious Owner’s Suite with Double Closets • Conveniently located close to The Goat, Easton, and Freeways NE5978 $99,900


Call Jill Rudler Kara Kowalke Co-Listing Agent

Tina Reisinger Buyer Realtor

Jodi Beekman Buyer Realtor

(614) 895-7400

Valerie Morgan Buyer Realtor

Mark Speaks Buyer Realtor

Mona Cope Buyer Realtor

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DiBella’s: Our sandwich bread rises to the occasion So you’re thinking, “Yawn. Not another sub shop.” Indeed, another national sandwich chain has picked Columbus for its next Ohio store. DiBella’s Old Fashioned Submarines, based in Rochester, N.Y., has opened at 4949 Tuttle Crossing Blvd. Adam Burton, chief marketing officer for the company, stresses that DiBella’s is not just another sandwich shop. “Once you try our subs, you’re not going to want anybody else’s,” he said. “Give it a shot. Trust me: It’s better than anything you’ve ever had.” DiBella’s joins countless other sub shops in the region, both national and homegrown, including Subway, Jersey Mike’s, Quiznos, Penn Station, Jimmy John’s, Potbelly, Charlie’s Grilled Subs, w.g. Grinders and Johnny Buccelli’s. One key difference, Burton said, is the bread. The frozen dough is delivered raw to each of the company’s 21 corporate stores, where it proofs and is baked on site. Another distinction is that DiBella’s does not toast its subs “because we don’t think that’s fair to our bread,” he said. Similar to other sandwich chains, it offers cold and grilled meats, topped with a choice of cheeses and condiments. Subs come in small (7 inches), medium (10) and large (14). The menu is rounded out with green salads and fresh-baked cookies,

chips and pasta, macaroni and potato salads. DiBella’s started as an Italian grocery store in 1918 and began selling subs about 30 years ago. It became a subsonly business 20 years ago and began expanding five years later. “It had a personal feel that really resonated with customers,” Burton said, adding that DiBella’s has 21 stores in four states. The location for the first Columbus store, an outparcel at the main entrance of the Mall at Tuttle Crossing, was chosen because of the high traffic counts, growth in the area and stellar demographics, Burton said. The 4,000-square-foot space formerly was occupied by a Cord Camera. A patterned ceiling, subway-tiled floors, red neon signs, diner-style booths give an “old-school” atmosphere, he said. “From the first step you take in the door, you will notice the difference,” Burton said. “It doesn’t feel like a chain when you come in.” David Kincheloe, president of National Restaurant Consultants, said the fast-casual segment of the industry is flourishing because of the economy. As long as DiBella’s differentiates itself from the throng of current sandwich shops, it can thrive, even in the competitive central Ohio market, he

By Eric George/ThisWeek

An early lunch crowd lines up at DiBella’s Old Fashioned Submarines on May 5. The store opened recently at 4949 Tuttle Crossing Blvd.

said. their own kind of market excitement,” he said. “If they’re providing what is perceived by the DiBella’s is open lunch and dinner hours daily. guest as a true value, they’ll fit in and generate For more information, call (614) 717-1111.

Sunbury, Ohio

Civil War

Reenactment and Living History Pageant

May 20, 21, & 22, 2011 Saturday, May 21

Friday, May 20

9:00 a.m. - Camps Open to the Public 10:00 a.m. - Period Church Service 2:00 p.m. - Battle of Stones River- Freedom Park

9:00 a.m. - Camps Open to Public 9:00 a.m. - Memorial Service 9:00 a.m. - Sanitary Fair Opens 25¢ Admission 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Classes and Presentations Fees for Classes 12:30 p.m. - Battle of Sunbury Part II 7:00 p.m. - Blue and Gray Ball 9:30 p.m. - Artillery Night Fire

$5.00 per car admission to Sunday Battle

Other Saturday Events Free

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. School Day

Sunday, May 22

SPONSORED BY THE BIG WALNUT AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE GEN. ROSECRANS’ DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO HEADQUARTERS UNIT SPONSORS FOR THE SUNBURY REENACTMENT: Sunbury VFW • Division 7 Roofing • Eagle Auto • Galena Diner • Helwig Auctioneer • Noah’s Ark Learning Center Reynoldsburg Reenactment • Sunbury Cleaners • Amazing Auto • CVS • High Point Images, LLC • Hildreth Insurance Hub Carryout • Joe’s Firehouse Tavern • Larry DeWitt, sawyer

For more information and complete schedule of events visit:


Hi Kids! Here’s a picture of my friend Phoebe walking around with her son, Beco. She is one of the Asian elephants you can visit at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Learn at the Zoo

Phoebe has lived at the Columbus Zoo since 2002. She is 24 years old and has had three calves. Two of her sons, Bodhi and Beco, live here too. Just like our moms, Phoebe taught Beco and Bodhi how to swim, find food and stay out of harm’s way.

• Keeper for a Day: for ages 13-17 years May: • ZooTots: for ages 18-36 months • Twilight Tours • Family Class: Backyard Birding • ZooKids: for ages 3-5 years • Wild Encounters Tours: for ages • After School at the Zoo: 10 years & up for grades 3 – 7

When they were each about seven months old, she led them into the deep end of the pool where they learned to kick and splash to stay afloat. If they got tired and needed help, she would extend her leg so they could hold on and rest. What a marvelous mom! You can adopt an Asian elephant at

Looking Ahead: • Summer Day Camps: for ages 3-5 and grades 1-7 • Family Class: Backyards for Wildlife • Family Night Hikes To register visit:

Zoo Kid Corner

Adam R. from Grove City, OH Age: 7 Education Program: Home School Adventure Series

• Adam loves coming to the Zoo to see his favorite animal, Hanna, the reticulated python. Hanna lives in our Asia Quest region and can be found lounging in her pool on most days. • Adam also enjoys coming to our Home School Adventure Series. His favorite class topic this year was the rainforest, because Sid, our two-toed sloth, came to visit the class. He watched Sid closely while he hung on his branch eating peaches and eggs. • When asked if he could go anywhere in the world to see an animal in the wild, Adam said Africa to see gorillas. Adam likes watching the gorillas that live at our Zoo play outside on warm days.

For More Creature Feature Fun, Games & Activities Visit:

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Home sales

Financial finesse

Preparing your teen for college Have a college-bound teen? It’s never too early to start prepping for financial and personal safety on campus. Having a child that is getting ready to graduate and head off to college can be an exciting time. It is also a great time to take the opportunity to teach teens how to keep their guards up and to protect themselves before they have to learn the hard way. So here are a few tips to consider discussing with your teen before he or she heads off to college: Give kids a chance to manage money. A great way to build your children’s financial foundation is to open a checking and savings account in their names. Ensure that they understand how to balance their checkbooks and make timely entries as money comes and goes. With a savings account, they’ll be able to see the value as the account grows and will feel empowered by contributing to the

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account. Add a bit of reality to financial conversations. If your teen is anxious to rent his first ERIC apartment and live off camCLARKE pus, show him your monthly bills. This should help him gain a better understanding of how much things really cost and how much he will need to budget to cover his bills before he gets in over his head. Is a free T-shirt worth access to a Social Security number? The likely answer is, probably not, but our teens might not see it that way. This is a time when teens need to learn about how to care for their “identity” and how quickly thieves can steal their identity. This is an opportune time to give your children a basic un-

derstanding about the access their Social Security numbers provide to their identity and how long it can take to repair their credit if it gets into the wrong hands. Not sure where to start? Some of this information might be provided during your teen’s college orientation, but if you’d like to give your teen an advantage, you might consider consulting your financial institution for tips on talking to teens or seek seminars offered on such topics as campus safety, protecting your identity and the do’s and don’ts of having that first credit card. Fifth Third Bank will be hosting “College Prep 101 Open Houses” on May 18, 20 and 21 at area banking centers. Please contact Eric Clarke, Membership Banking Specialist for Fifth Third Bank, to RSVP at 614744-5357 or send an e-mail to

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Engagement Oswald, Neike announce plans Kristin Oswald, daughter of Tom and Carol Oswald of Worthington, and Brandon Neike, son of Frank Agnew and Tamara Hallas of Columbus, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be graduated from Thomas Worthington High School in 2006 and from Ohio State University in 2010. She is pursuing a master’s degree in education at OSU. The future groom is a 2005 Gahanna Lincoln High School graduate and a 2009 Ohio State University graduate. He is a staff associate with Young Life. The couple set a June 18 wedding date, with the ceremony to be held at All Saints Lutheran Church, Worthington. Kristin Oswald and Brandon Neike

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St. Charles’ Udeagbala named National Achievement Scholar St. Charles Preparatory School graduating senior Osaze C. Udeagbala, son of Anthony and Benedicta Udeagbala of Blacklick, has been selected as a 2010-11 National Achievement Scholar. He earned the distinction based upon his score on last year’s Pre-Scholastic Aptitude/National Merit Qualifying Test. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students and earn recognition based on the results of the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test they take as high school juniors. Udeagbala attended grade school at Liberty Christian Academy and is a member of the Church of the Resurrection parish. He was chosen to receive a $2,500 merit scholarship, which he will use at Columbia University this fall as he begins work toward a degree in biomedical engineering and ultimately, at-

tending medical school. Udeagbala has been involved in extracurricular activities throughout his time in high school. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and the school’s nationally recognized Osaze C. Engineering Team. He is the Udeagbala founder and president of the St. Charles Speech Club as well as an editor on the student newspaper, The Carolian. He played soccer and ran track during his freshman, sophomore and junior years. He has also been involved in service projects, both at school and in his parish. As a freshman he journeyed to Nigeria to help in a free clinic. He has helped the homeless through efforts at Bethany Presbyterian Church, worked at Shepherd’s Corner and Gospel Road Church and as a member of the Gamma Chi Beta project at Church of the Resurrection.

College notes  Natalie Davis, a senior at Gahanna Lincoln High School, has received a dean’s award scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design. The merit scholarship was awarded as a result of an art portfolio competition judged by a team of CCAD faculty members. Davis will begin her studies this autumn and plans to major in fine arts. She is the daughter of John and Deanna Davis of Gahanna.  Lauran Young of Gahanna graduated from the University of Findlay May 7. She earned a degree in Lauran psychology. Young While at UF, Young participated in many activities, including Residence Life, Psy-Key Club, Psi-Chi International Honor Society and Black Student Union.  Ohio University has announced its winter 2011 dean’s list. Blacklick residents named to the list were Jacob Richardson, Erin Sherman and Christopher Thompson. Gahanna residents named to the list were Katelin Allenbach,

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Almost a surer sign of spring in central Ohio than the blooming of flowers is the arrival of another show by Vaud-Villities Productions. Back for an annual series of performances, the self-described “America’s longest-running music and dance spectacular” will be held May 18-22. The title of this year’s show is “Celebrate!” and part of the celebration will be of the troupe’s inaugural performance in a new, permanent home at the Northland Performing Arts Center. Located in a portion of the old JC Penney building on the site of the defunct Northland Mall, the new headquarters brings together every aspect of the operations of Vaud-Villities, according to board chairman Kent D. Stuckey. Although Vaud-Villities officials had anticipated the overhaul of the former department store would have been almost completed in time for last year’s show, the occupancy and food-service permits were only recently obtained. Last year’s show took place on the stage of what was once Upper Arlington High School, where the first performance took place in 1943. Stuckey said that Vaud-Villities has been “at the mercy” of a construction contractor who still hasn’t completed all the work two years past the deadline. “But the show must go on,” he said. And it will. And the performers can’t wait, according to Toni Auch, artistic director since 1993. “I think they’re really riding high now,” Auch said. “All of the things they’ve been practicing are coming to a head. Once the curtain started going up they really got excited. They said, ‘This is really looking like a theatre.’ ” The seating riser system for the Performing Arts Center is in place, Stuckey said last week. The configurable stage is scheduled to be ready for opening night, as are the lighting and sound systems. “We’re thrilled to be here,” the board chairman said. “We’re thrilled to be able to share it with other performing arts groups and

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Bethany Neal sings at the May 7 Vaud-Villities rehearsal in the former JCPenney store at the defunct Northland Mall. The VaudVillities 69th annual peformance, titled “Celebrate!” will be held May 18-22.

the local community. “We think that this could serve as a model for redevelopment across the country, to repurpose mall facilities for community use.” Members of the Vaud-Villities cast and crew come from all across Columbus, all parts of Franklin County and even beyond, according to Auch. While the new facility involves a major investment on the part of Vaud-Villities Productions, Stuckey said that the troupe’s costs will actually be reduced by bringing the entire operation into one location. “We now have a facility that meets all of our rehearsal, warehouse and set shop needs,” he said. The lower operating costs, Stuckey added, open up a “huge landscape of new opportunities,” including additional productions by Vaud-Villities throughout the year, hosting special events and providing a venue for community activities. In fact, Stuckey said that a Christmas production is being planned and Vaud-Villities will participate in some way in Halloween events at the Northland Performing Arts Center. The Ohio State University Department of Dance, he added, will be using the center for two years while Sullivant Hall undergoes renovation. “There’s no growth without struggle,” Stuckey said. “We’re now past that phase to where we realize the fruits of our investment and our work.” “There’s more to be excited about than to be unhappy about

or concerned about,” Auch said. “There are so many things that have really worked out well. We didn’t know how successful we’d be being in a totally different area of the city, but a lot of us remember way back when Northland was the place to go.” The Morse Road corridor, where the mall was a focal point until it closed in 2002, is now undergoing a major revitalization, the artistic director noted. “It’s great to be part of that,” Auch said. “We feel very good about what we’ve got here,” Stuckey said. The 69th consecutive annual show for Vaud-Villities will not only celebrate the new venue, according to Auch, but also the things all people celebrate, such as the circus, Broadway musicals and patriotic songs. “We’re kind of doing a reprise of some things that were very successful in the past,” she said. “Celebrate” will include a circus celebration with marching band and dancing clowns, production numbers from Broadway hits, professionally choreographed dance routines and a finale featuring the combined men’s and women’s choirs. “We love to sing patriotic music and music that’s very touching, meaningful,” Auch said. “When you put the full group together plus dancers, it puts over 100 people on stage. That’s kind of an overwhelming feeling, particularly when it’s patriotic music because it touches the heart.”

One of the young students listed below has the winning invention of The 2011 Central Ohio Invention Convention BEXLEY Lauren Ehrlich Noah Luehmann Abigail Luper Alexia Moore Alec Russo BLOOM CARROLL Devin Heiberger Mikhayla Henry Rachel Horn Anna Kruse Kori Kuzma Lexa Marlo Amber Phipps Megan Phipps Mikayla Treitmaier CATHOLIC DIOCESE Reagan Kiechle Maddie Schamer COLUMBUS Destaney Smith Jared Stewart COLUMBUS PUBLIC Emil Adams Moriah Back Jeremy Baggs Kiruthigia Balamurugan Saba Bekuretsion Rylee Boddeker-O-Connor Kiley Brown Kristal Callendar Kurtis Chenoweth Alaina Craig Bela Csejtey Kayin Derden Jaseiah Edwards Ella Eichhorn Mallory Eichler Diane Fambro Sydney Feltz KaRayl Flemister Chloe Flemming Layne Flory Allison Gammons Lila Gerger

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Chris Lytus Emily Malick Makala McMurray Marcus Morphy Coleton Morr Abigail Neely Nya Olmsted Corrynn Osborne Katie Weaver Allison Weidmann Ian Wesley WORTHINGTON Andrew Gao Graham Heaton Andrew Highley Liam Hughes Madison Kiger Zoe Kiger Emily Piatt Ruby Richardson Scout Richardson Nicky Roychowdhury Cole Tucker WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN Caroline Mousa OTHER Brooklyn Becker Austin Biller Henry Bright Kenton Colvin Ian Frim Kate Hans Lindsey Heinmiller Katherine Kelly Haley Plantz Ryan Schamer Adam Schrepferman Erin Van Kley Elizabeth Van Parepeghem Connor Whitacre Ali Winter Ian Wray

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State funding aids early detection In December of 1989 Elizabeth Cassady’s mother Roberta informed her “We realize that it’s unrealistic to expect the BCCP to family that she had been diagnosed receive more funding during these tough economic with breast cancer. Elizabeth recalls her concern for her mother was times. When the current budget problems are resolved overwhelming. So was the concern for and the state can dedicate more resources toward her own health as she knew she may be prevention, we will continue to show the cost benefits at a higher risk of breast cancer than the average woman. of early screening versus treatment and ask that Elizabeth also understood, through funding be increased.” her mother’s own battle, that if detected early the survival rate is very good. She — KATIE CARTER determined her best chance to fight the KOMEN COLUMBUS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR disease, if ever she were diagnosed, would be to catch it early through years-old and her insurance didn’t write an appeal letter to her insurance regular screenings. cover mammograms for women under company informing them of her mothUnfortunately at the time of her the age of 40. So every year she would er’s diagnosis and her higher risk. mother’s diagnosis Elizabeth was 25-

“Every year before my screening, I would simply change the date on the appeal letter I sent the year before as I expected the insurance company would deny payment for my mammogram,” Elizabeth said. For Elizabeth, her annual encounter with the red tape was worthwhile as the screenings gave her knowledge and peace of mind. A couple years ago Elizabeth began working contract jobs and found herself unable to afford health insurance or the cost of screenings — yet her income was too high to be eligible for the state’s Medicaid program. Even more frightening, the team at the Columbus Cancer Clinic detected a mass in her left breast during her annual mammogram.

Needing a second screening and an ultrasound, the Cancer Clinic informed Elizabeth that she would be eligible for assistance through the state’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP). Administered by the Ohio Department of Health through funding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state budget appropriations, the BCCP provides mammograms, diagnostic testing and case management services to low-income women in Ohio who don’t have insurance coverage and fall in the eligibility gap for the state’s Medicaid system. Last year, the Ohio BCCP screened See STATE, on next page

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Regina Brett to speak at post-race event On May 14, downtown Columbus will be transformed into a sea of pink as thousands gather to participate in the annual Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Within the crowd of pink-clad people—there were more than 50,000 participants in 2010—certain individuals stand out because they are just a little bit pinker than all the rest. Hundreds of breast cancer survivors, marked by their solid pink t-shirts, will run and walk the 5K race course this year—accompanied by family, friends and the Central Ohio community. After the race, all survivors will be invited to participate in the Sur-

vivor Ceremony & Celebration, an empowering, inspirational event that will start at 10:45 a.m. on the west steps of the Ohio Statehouse. The keynote speaker for this year’s celebration knows all too well what it means to be a breast cancer survivor. Regina Brett has been cancer-free for 14 years. She has sisters and cousins who have lost their lives to the disease. Her daughter found out in 2007 that she, like Brett, carried the BRCA1 gene, which can cause breast cancer, and chose to have her breasts surgically removed. Brett is a well-known and respected columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice for pieces she

wrote for the newspaper. She is also the author of God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours, an inspirational collection of essays, and she hosts a weekly call-in radio show on Northeast Ohio’s NPR affiliate station. At the Columbus survivor ceremony, Brett will celebrate breast cancer survivorship surrounded by fellow survivors and those closest to them—in addition to thousands of other Ohioans. As each survivor crosses the finish line, they will receive a pink rose and be asked to proceed to Survivor Palooza, a special tented area designated for survivors, to prepare to be honored at the

ceremony. During the event, they will parade across the Statehouse lawn in order of length of survivorship—from those undergoing treatment to those who have been cancer-free for decades— and assemble on the steps of the Statehouse to be recognized. The celebration won’t be without music. The Hot Pink Racers, a local band that combines punk rock and pink, will get the crowd moving. The band was organized exclusively for the Columbus Race for the Cure by Joe Cygan, the widower of Heather Pick, a Columbus television news anchor who lost her fight with breast cancer in 2008. Rebekah Smith, a talented young Columbus singer,

will also perform with accompianist Scott Solchert. Awards will be given to survivors and top runners. All are welcome on the State-

house lawn after the race this year to join in this amazing celebration of survivorship—and be part of finding a cure to end breast cancer forever.


STATE FUNDING AIDS EARLY DETECTION Elizabeth Cassady pictured with her mother Roberta, used the BCCP program to pay for mammograms, when she did not qualify for Medicaid.

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our own self-evaluations and screenings. It’s about saving lives.� In October, Elizabeth accepted the job as the Canteen Manager at the VFW Post 4044 in Columbus. While she has never participated in the Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure, she was given the responsiPhoto courtesy of Komen Columbus bility to coordinate the Post’s 2011 team – a task Elizabeth would be fine. It was through the $250,000. The women who says has special meaning. qualify but don’t receive screen- assistance from the BCCP that Coincidently Elizabeth’s ings often show up later at hospi- she got the additional screenings friends and family will also be she and her doctors needed to tal emergency rooms with canparticipating in the Race for the cers that have grown and spread effectively manage her health. first time led by her mother “I am very grateful for the resulting in more costly treatRoberta, a 22-year as a breast ments and a much lower chance BCCP for helping me maintain cancer survivor. the proper mammography for survival. For more information about schedule set forth by the physiDuring Elizabeth’s follow up the Ohio Breast and Cervical examinations it was determined cians,� Elizabeth said. “As a Cancer Program visit woman, I consider it a ‘have to’ that the mass that was found The Susan G. that we all be more diligent with Komen for the Cure Columbus was only tissue and that she Affiliate is also encouraging supporters and advocates to contact their state legislators to urge them to keep funding the BCCP.

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13,591 women - of which 213 were diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately as the state has faced difficult budget challenges in recent years, funding for the program has been significantly reduced. Based on the most recent data, 150,601 women in Ohio (8 percent of the population) are eligible for BCCP however only 11 percent of that population can be screened at current funding levels. In the proposed state budget for fiscal years 2012-2013, funding for the Ohio BCCP program is reduced by another $228,000 over the next two years translating into roughly 1,300 fewer screenings. Ohio’s Komen affiliates recognize the state’s fiscal situation, so instead of asking legislative leaders to restore funding at levels from previous years, the request is to refrain from any additional reductions. “We realize that it’s unrealistic to expect the BCCP to receive more funding during these tough economic times,� Komen Columbus Executive Director Katie Carter said. “When the current budget problems are resolved and the state can dedicate more resources toward prevention, we will continue to show the cost benefits of early screening versus treatment and ask that funding be increased.� While state lawmakers work to reform the Medicaid system to reduce costs and improve health outcomes for Ohioans, advocates for the BCCP warn that any additional reduction in access to the screening program will only lead to increases in overall health care costs. While the average cost of BCCP services is $175, the cost of treating later stage breast cancer can exceed


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Carole Morbitzer selected for award Morbitzer says she got involved with Komen Columbus after coaching a close volleyball match. One of her star players, Lindsey, seemed distracted. Later, on the bus ride home, she noticed Lindsey and four other girls crying. Once they returned to school she approached Lindsey and discovered that her mother had just been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. “I stood there in the rain with Lindsey, her head on my shoulder and we both cried,” Morbitzer said. “When I got in the car, it hit me. Those other four girls who were crying with Lind-

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Morbitzer receives the 2011 Most Outstanding Individual Volunteer of the Year from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She was singled out for the award from tens of thousands of volunteers worldwide.

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During the 2010 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure, Morbitzer, on left, high-fives a student. Last year her school, Hamilton Township, had more than 800 people on its team. This year Carole’s team is 900.

are all there for the same purpose, to join in the fight. There are times when you will laugh and in the next instant, cry. I tell my students right at the beginning, ‘You all know I’m going to cry!’ They al-

ways laugh because they know! I tell them, ‘Be prepared to cry also. You are going to have fun, but you are also going to realize that you are a part of something bigger than you could imagine.’”

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with her every year is Lindsey, who was also one of the first people Morbitzer called after finding out she received the Outstanding Individual Volunteer Award. “[Lindsey] began to cry and said, ‘I am so proud of you.’” Morbitzer said. “In my 16-year career, I have told hundreds of students that I am proud of them. It was the first time that a former student said those words to me.” In the 11 years Morbitzer has coached volleyball with Hamilton Township, she has had seven players experience their mothers’ battles with breast cancer. This motivated her to raise an incredible $95,027 for the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure through Race registrations, pledges,Volley for the Cure events and other donations. “Every year I learn of more students who are affected by breast cancer,” Morbitzer said. “I will do everything I can for the rest of my career to get students involved in the fight against breast cancer. I will continue to encourage students to participate in the Race for the Cure every and for the rest of their lives...or better yet, until there is a cure.” Each year, Morbitzer not only organizes a team to be in the race, but another 200 volunteers at the start line. Her group even choreographed a dance they taught to breast cancer survivors and then performed at the Survivor Ceremony on Race day. She says her students have a great time during the race, but do remember what is important, the survivors. “When the survivors come through those State House doors [at the Survivor Ceremony], I will look around and I will see several students in tears,” Morbitzer said, “It is during those moments when I have realized that my students get it. They understand why they are there and realize that they are a part of something amazing.” Under Morbitzer’s tireless direction, every year a new group of students becomes engaged in the breast cancer cause not only at Hamilton Township, but in Central Ohio, as she provides advice and suggestions to other area high schools for forming Race teams and planning Volley for the Cure events. As Outstanding Individual Volunteer of the Year, Morbitzer shares this advice for those participating in their first Race for the Cure: “You may have seen footage of the race on TV or looked at pictures in the paper, but you cannot truly understand what it is like until you have participated in the race. It is an experience like no other. To think that over 50,000


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Wife. Teacher. Coach. Volunteer. Words that just begin to describe Carole Morbitzer, this year’s Outstanding Individual Volunteer Award winner from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s leading breast cancer organization. Morbitzer was selected among thousands of Komen for the Cure volunteers worldwide for her dedication to the breast cancer cause, constant new ideas and willingness to lend a hand. But Morbitzer’s contributions go far beyond that—- she has inspired hundreds of others to become passionate about breast cancer.

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