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Marysville retains Aa3 bond credit rating By LIN RICE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Marysville has retained its Aa3 bond credit rating, the second-highest rating a city can have, Mayor John Gore announced May 12. City officials spoke with Moody’s In- John vestors Services on May 11 in prepara- Gore

tion for the renewal of a $24.75 million Wastewater Improvement Bond Anticipation Note (BAN), Gore said at Marysville City Council’s regular meeting May 12. Moody’s released

its report affirming the rating on May 11, Gore said. “This is the second-highest rating a city can have, and there are only eight cities in Ohio that have a higher rating,” Gore said. “We’re pretty proud to have that rating.” A bond credit rating assesses the credit worthiness of a government’s debt is-

sues, and is akin to a credit rating for an individual. Gore said some of the reasons listed in the report for Marysville’s rating include the city’s stable economic employment base, specifically the developments that have occurred at Coleman’s Crossing and City Gate, along with expansion projects at Scotts LawnService

and voters’ support of the city’s last income tax increase request. Finance director Jenny Chavarria said the credit rating asserts that the city’s debt is viewed as a limited credit risk. “Cities that achieve this rating have superior credit quality, have established See MARYSVILLE, page A2

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For Marysville resident and cancer survivor Sharon Daniels, the upcoming Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a chance for her to connect with others who truly understand what it means to be a survivor. “It’s a day of birthdays,” Daniels said. “It’s a day to see people you maybe haven’t seen for a year, and to celebrate the fact that the good Lord has let us be here another year.” Daniels is one of three “musketeers” who have been selected as honorary chairs for this year’s Marysville Relay on May 20-21. She and her close friends, Becky Charles and Becky Wiant, have their own team to raise funds for cancer research this year, a team they have kept together for nearly seven years. Joining the Relay For Life was

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(Above) Grace Wood looks for her great-granddaughters’s artwork at Edgewood Elementary School’s Family Fine Art Night May 12. (Below) The school’s fourth-grade choir performs for the audience during the event. Students’ artwork covered the school’s hallways and families could work together on an art project.

Sharon Daniels is one of three “musketeers” who have been selected as honorary chairs for this year’s Marysville Relay on May 20-21. She and her close friends, Becky Charles and Becky Wiant, have their own team to raise funds for cancer research this year, a team they have kept together for nearly seven years.

a natural reaction, Daniels said, after all three friends received unwelcome news in the space of six months. “Becky Wiant was diagnosed first in November 2003 with cancer, and then I found out I had See FUNDRAISER, page A2

Relay organizers are expecting excellent year By LIN RICE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Organizers of this year’s Relay For Life of Union County are planning for a vibrant event, as Relay teams don the “Colors of Cancer” to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. “This is going to be an The Relay really excellent event this year,” is what it says — said Angela Gamble, pubCelebrate, Remember, lic relations chairwoman for Relay For Life of Union and Fight Back. It’s County. “The community about celebrating has worked really well totogether and having a gether this year, and the teams are all excited. The good time, Relay really is what it says remembering those — Celebrate, Remember, who haven’t made it, and Fight Back. It’s about celebrating together and and supporting those having a good time, rewho continue to membering those who fight. haven’t made it, and supporting those who continANGELA GAMBLE ue to fight.” — public relations chairwoman A flagship of the Amerfor Relay For Life of Union County

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Marysville retains Aa3 bond credit rating Continued from page A1 cash flows, and have suitable liquidity in regards to available cash,” Chavarria said. “In addition, reaffirming the Aa3 rating indicates that the city’s outstanding general obligation bonds continue to be high quality with very limited credit risk.” Gore said keeping the superior credit

rating in light of the country’s fiscal problems speaks highly of the city. “Maintaining the rating we already have, especially in these tough economic times and the fact that we can keep up with what we’re doing here, we felt pretty good about that,” Gore said. In other business, the council voted to Terry officially confirm Terry Emery as the Emery

city’s new director of administration. Emery, who will begin working in that capacity on May 31, thanked the council and administration for their confidence. “I’m looking for-

ward to this opportunity,” Emery told the council. “I’d also like to thank Mayor Gore for the passion he showed when talking about Marysville. That passion helped sell me that everyone feels this way about this community, and it’s a community I want to be a major factor in.” Currently the service director for the

city of Gahanna, Emery was selected from a pool of 36 applicants to take over for former administrator Jillian Froment. Marysville’s director of administration serves as the chief administrative officer for city government and oversees dayto-day operations of the city. Police Chief Floyd Golden is serving as director of administration in the interim.

Relay organizers are expecting excellent year Continued from page A1 ican Cancer Society, Relay For Life brings together teams from local businesses, schools, churches and families, who each take turns walking or running on a centralized track throughout the night. All funds raised from the Relay For Life go to cancer research, education, advocacy and service. More than 20 teams have registered for this year’s relay in Marysville thus far, several of which have already raised several thousand dollars for the event.

times. As of last week, local team Britt’s Bunch had already raised $28,006 for Relay For Life. The 2011 Relay For Life of Union County takes place May The 2011 Relay For Life of Union County takes place May 20-21, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday 20-21, beginning at 6 p.m. Friand continuing through noon on Saturday. The relay will be held at Marysville High School, day and continuing through noon 800 Amrine Road. The evening will kick off with the National Anthem performed by Josiah on Saturday. The relay will be Newland, as well as the honorary chair presentation, caregiver recognition and survivor held at Marysville High School, reception. Entertainment for the relay will include a trumpet duet by Bob Sements and 800 Amrine Road. The evening Scott Underwood at 9:30 p.m. to accompany the luminaria ceremony, along with a local will kick off with the National Union County talent competition, a healthy living festival and bike rodeo, dance parties, Anthem performed by Josiah sack and wheelbarrow races, a silent auction, Miss Relay competition, and a So You Think Newland, as well as the honorary You Can Dance competition. chair presentation, caregiver recognition and survivor recepTeams raise money by securing dents, selling luminaria to be used at least one team member walk- tion. Entertainment for the relay sponsorships from county resi- in the ceremony, and by having ing on the stadium track at all will include a trumpet duet by

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Fundraiser a special event for three friends Continued from page A1 liver cancer, and then Becky Charles after that, all in 2003 and 2004,” Daniels said. “We’ve attended the relay ever since. Becky Charles lives just two doors down from me, and it was just miraculous to have that ability to orate your irate feelings.” All three of the women have children roughly the same ages, and their diagnoses fell while several of the children were in high school, Daniels said. Chauffeuring teens to dance or choir practice regularly would have been a nearly impossible task, she said, except that the three women all pitched in to get things done. “With friends, it’s horrible that they’re facing it, but they understand a little better what you’re going through,” Daniels said. “Because you go through stages. You go through anger, and acceptance, and “I don’t have time for this. With Becky and Becky, a very difficult family situation was made very much easier.” Their team spirit naturally led to a name for the ladies’ relay team — The Three Musketeers.

• The University of Akron has announced its fall 2010 dean’s list. Heather Sharp and Jamie Underwood of Plain City were named to the list. To earn dean’s list recognition, students must achieve at least a 3.25 GPA. • The University of Cincinnati has announced its fall 2010 dean’s list. Marysville residents named to the list were Taylor Bump, Jonathan Clark, Lucinda Coder,

“One for all and all for one, it’s how it has been,” Wiant said. Their showing of solidarity for the Marysville relay goes a long way toward inspiring others, said Angela Gamble, the public relations chairwoman for Relay For Life of Union County. “These three women serve as an example of the power of friendship, and I believe they are an inspiration to others,” Gamble said. “Each of the friends speaks about the importance of enjoying the journey and maintaining a sense of humor. We are so happy they agreed to serve as our honorary chairs.” To raise awareness of the various forms cancer takes, this year’s Marysville relay has been dubbed Colors of Cancer. At various times in the evening, survivors of a different form of cancer will be honored, and the color used to represent that form will be featured. Daniels said the idea is to make all cancer survivors feel a part of the group, no matter what form their illness has taken. “We let people know, it doesn’t matter what kind of cancer. Cancer is cancer. But with good friends, you can beat it.”

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Engineer: New law will divert gas-tax funds away from county By LIN RICE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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While local government officials across the state are waiting to see how the emerging state budget will affect their bottom lines, the Union County engineer’s office already has begun to incorporate some of the initial changes. County engineer Jeff Stauch said some of the major components of the transportation bill (House Bill 114), which was signed into law by Gov. John Kasich on March 30, will have a definite impact on Union County. Jeff Stauch Of particular interest to engineers is the redirection of some gasoline tax dollars to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), and an increase on commercial vehicle weight limits, Stauch said. “Before 2004, the highway patrol was primarily funded through the gas tax, which accounted for about $185 million annually to the patrol,” he said. “In 2004 that dependency started to be phased out because there was a really strong effort to use the gas tax as a user fee for infrastructure improvements, which is really the best use for that kind of fee. If you’re filling up your car at the pump, it makes sense that that would go right back into the roads.” When H.B. 114 goes into effect in July, about $19 million will be diverted annually from local municipalities to the OSHP. “That deducted loss is not a tremendous amount … that tax has been remaining flat because of reduced fuel revenues,” Stauch said. The engineer’s office estimates the shift would pull about $25,000 to $30,000 annually from its budget, Stauch said. About $2.37 million of the Union County engineer’s office budget (38 percent) comes from the motor vehicle fuel fund. Commercial vehicles rolling along Union County’s highways also will be allowed to carry heavier loads once H.B. 114 goes into effect, Stauch said, increasing wear and tear. “Very late in the bill’s final drafting, language

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Marysville residents can now find fresh fruits, vegetables and hand-made crafts in the middle of Uptown, with the return of the Union County Farmers Market. Market organizer Kathy Custer said the market, which kicked off May 15, could be affected by this spring’s heavy rains, but should still have a variety of items for shoppers. “We’re just playing it by ear the first week, and hopefully by next weekend if the weather warms and the sun starts making a more steady presence, the strawberries and lettuces will start to grow,” Custer said. “Hopefully we’ll have some rhubarb and asparagus to start off, the perennials.” Beginning its 26th year, the farmers market convenes once a week in the Marysville city parking lot at the corner of Sixth and Main streets. Several dozen vendors typically fill the lots, selling locally grown food and other crafted items. Depending on the month, Custer said, vendors typically have different items for sale. “To start off we’ll have baked goods, plants and some small trees Plain City resident Carlton Rausch sells his melons at the 2010 for sale, the perennials,” she said. Union County Farmers Market. “There should tle notice, a lot of people didn’t know we were also be some in the here, but there’s been a nice turnsmall garden A closer look focus media on shop- around.” crafts for sale. ping locally and Market organizers are also beWe have a nutrition has ginning to plan a market festival good showing The farmers market runs helped the mar- for this year, tentatively schedof 4-H students from May 15 through Oct. ket to expand. uled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13, selling things 30 on Saturdays, beginning “In 2005 the Custer said. this year, which at 8 a.m. and continuing market started The farmers market runs from until vendors have sold all is something picking up and May 15 through Oct. 30 on Satwe haven’t of their goods. As the showing a size- urdays, beginning at 8 a.m. and seen for awhile. market progresses through able amount of continuing until vendors have Some of them the summer, a listing of growth,” she sold all of their goods. As the marare doing a mix vendors can usually be of garden stuff, found online at www. union- said. “I think ket progresses through the sumthe jump-start mer, a listing of vendors can usubut some of the media ally be found online at www. those won’t ap- market. – they started until June hyping healthy market. or July.” Custer said while the market eating. For years the market kind sat quietly for years, getting lit- of sat quietly in the corner, and a

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Bradley standout loves softball When I was talking with a veteran high school softball coach in central Ohio about Hilliard Bradley’s talented senior, Kellie Roudabush, he told me, “It’s simple, Larry. This girl can flat out hit a softball.” And that is what this Jaguars standout has been doing all season. Through 18 LARRY games, Roudabush was LARSON batting .576 with seven doubles, three triples, four home runs and 20 RBI. She also has been stellar as a pitcher with a 10-2 record and a 1.99 ERA, but it’s her offense that has sparked Bradley to 15 wins in those 18 games. “I work very hard at every aspect of softball, but right now I have more confidence swinging the bat than the other parts of the game,” Roudabush said. “I do tee-work every day as I constantly try to improve as a hitter, and before we play I take a 10-minute jog and try to visualize what I am going to do at bat against their pitcher. All of that helps me focus on what I want to complete. When I am at bat I clear everything else out of my mind because I want no distractions and, until there are two strikes on me, I look for my pitch. “I guess I would be called a power hitter and I am striving to be a complete hitter, and that means taking what’s given to me and going with the pitch. When I was a freshman, I pulled everything and now, as I have matured, I have learned how to hit the outside pitch and how to hit the outside pitch with power. “I feel like I am a coachable athlete and I have been lucky to have coach (Kevin) Moody with me at both Hilliard Darby and here at Bradley. I have had my summer coaches and my dad work with me and they have been able to change my swing at times, teach me not to hit off my front foot too much, how to use my hips for power in my swing and the importance of following through when you hit. I think I have learned well.” In the circle, Roudabush likes to rely on her full arsenal of pitches. “I have become the type of pitcher who can definitely bring the fastball, but I like to mix up my pitches to keep the opponents off balance,” she said. “I am very confident with my screwball right now and I never want the batters to know what is coming. I am also very confident with my teammates behind me on defense. Practice is definitely paying off with our team and we are learning to pick each other up if a mistake is made. Remember since Bradley is a new school we have only been together for two seasons. But everyone gets along and, even though I had two great years at Darby, I am glad I am

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Hayes Chrispin of Marysville competes in the 110-meter hurdles during the Gary Smith Invitational on April 30 at Thomas Worthington. The Monarchs will compete in the Division I district 2 meet beginning on Tuesday, May 17.

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Track team eyeing regional berths By FRANK DiRENNA ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Marysville High School boys track and field coach Jim Gannon points to his big three when asked about his team’s potential at the Division I district meet. The Monarchs will compete in the district 2 meet on Tuesday, May 17, Thursday, May 19, and Saturday, May 21, at Hilliard Bradley. The top four finishers in each event advance to the regional meet May 25 and 27 at Pickerington North. Gannon hopes to qualify several athletes for regional but said Julian Williams in the 100 and 200 meters, Hayes Chrispin in the 300 hurdles and Jordan Staats in the high jump have the best chance to advance. “I definitely want to make an appearance at regional and do as well as I can to go even further,” said Staats, who had cleared a personal-best 6 feet, 2 inches this season before competing in the OCC-Cardinal Division meet May 12 and 14. “To compete in regionals, I’d love to be at 6-6 at the end of the season.” Last season, the boys team finished sixth (32.5 points) in the district 2 meet behind champion Olentangy Liberty (121), with Chrispin and Williams advancing to regional as members of the 800 and 1,600 relay. At regional, the 1,600 relay finished eighth (3 minutes, 25.51 seconds) and the 800 relay was 10th (1:31.47). “Those guys made it to regional last season and I’m sure a good way to end your career would be to make the state meet,” Gannon said. “Hayes has a shot in the 300 (hurdles), but he has to run probably his See LARSON, page B2 best race of the year every time

in the 1,600. Other girls expected to contend for a regional berth include Anna Mogielnicki in the 400, Jenny Sperry and Jessica Winkline in the discus and shot put, and Gracia Cooper, Aly Heeb and Mikayla Mosey in the 200. “That’s going to be a really fun race to watch,” Ritchie said of the 200. The 400, 800 and 3,200 relays also have a chance to advance, according to Ritchie. “This is such a young team,” Ritchie said. “The freshmen really have no idea what the postseason is all about with their experience at middle school. The upperclassmen know what this is all about. They’ve really stepped it up in leadership qualities in the last couple of weeks to get the young girls ready.” Last season in the district 2 meet, the Monarchs were fifth (73.5) behind champion Reynoldsburg (115). Kate Francisco, a 2010 graduate who is playing basketball at Kent State University, was the Monarchs’ lone regional qualifier a year ago, tying Thomas Worthington’s Chioma Umunnibuki for second (5-2) in the high jump. Francisco went on to finish 11th (5-2) at state. •The softball team lost to Dresden Tri-Valley for the second time in less than two weeks, with the rematch coming in the second round of the Division I tournament at By Tim Norman/ThisWeek district Marysville. The Monarchs’ Brooke Brown looks to edge past Bethany Bogantz of Big Walnut as they lead the Seeded ninth in the district pack in the 3,200-meter relay at the Gary Smith Invitational on April 30. but ranked seventh in the state to advance, but that’s what you three weeks.” have a chance to qualify for re- poll, Tri-Valley defeated the hope to do this time of the year. Girls coach J.B. Ritchie also gional, led by Brooke Brown seventh-seeded Monarchs 13You hope to be close to the top is hoping for a strong showing in the 1,600 and 3,200. 1 in five innings on May 12 to of your performance and just in the district 2 meet. Last season at regional, See ROUNDUP, page B2 keep improving down that last Ritchie believes several girls Brown finished ninth (5:21.39)

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Adams announces retirement as Marysville athletics director By FRANK DiRENNA

ing staff,” Adams said. “That’s been kind of gratifying.” Adams, 60, has been the school’s AD since 1990. Prior to that, he was a teacher in the school’s business education department for 18 years. “I’ve been in the business for 39 years. It’s kind of hard to walk away, especially when you’re having a good time, but when it’s time to go, it’s time to go,” Adams said.

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Cal Adams has announced his retirement as Marysville High School athletics director. Adams said he has been considering retirement the past two years, and decided that the end of this school year would be the appropriate time. He informed his coaches of his decision on May 9. “I have received a lot of positive feedback so far from community people as well as the coach-

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Tyler Blumenschein of Marysville heads toward the goal despite the efforts of Watterson’s Anthony Melaragno during the visiting Monarchs’ 17-5 loss on April 30.


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Continued from page B1 improve to 24-1. Tri-Valley scored two runs in the top of the first inning before Marysville cut its deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the first on an RBI double by Rachael Mullaney. However, the Scotties scored four runs in the second inning to take control. Tri-Valley, which defeated Independence 42-0 in five innings in the first round, outhit the Monarchs 15-3. “Tri-Valley is just a solid team,” coach Jennifer SegnerMaxwell said. “They don’t make very many mistakes. They have solid pitching, but it’s hittable pitching. Their strength is their hitting. They are a good hitting team.” Marysville lost to Tri-Valley 12-2 in five innings on April 30. “The last time we faced them, we did not play well and I thought that we could come out, hit the ball better, have better defense, and we didn’t,” Segner-Maxwell said. Marysville played Westerville North on May 13 looking to clinch the league title outright as they entered the game 11-2 in the OCC-Cardinal and the Warriors were 10-3. •The baseball team lost to Reynoldsburg 7-4 in the second round of the Division I district tournament on May 11 at home. The Raiders, seeded 19th,

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Marysville baseball, softball, boys tennis and track & field teams, and the Marysville boys and girls club lacrosse teams: BASEBALL *May 6 — Defeated Dublin Scioto 4-1 May 9 — Def. Upper Arlington 3-2 in first round of Division I district tournament May 11 — Lost to Reynoldsburg 7-4 in second round of district tournament Of note: The Monarchs are 15-10 overall and finished 7-6 in the OCCCardinal. SOFTBALL *May 6 — Def. Scioto 11-0 in six innings. Kyleah Brey doubled twice and drove in three runs. *May 9 — Lost to Olentangy 2-1 in nine innings. The Monarchs scored a run in the top of the ninth, but Olentangy scored twice in the bottom of the inning. *May 11 — Def. Dublin Jerome 9-0. Taylor Hicks had two hits and two RBI. May 12 — Lost to Dresden Tri-Valley 13-1 in five innings in second round of Division I district tournament *May 13 — Played Westerville North Of note: The Monarchs were 15-7 overall and 11-2 in the OCC-Cardinal before May 13.

scored five runs in the third inning. Seeded 11th, Marysville opened the tournament with a 3-2 win over visiting Upper Arlington on May 9. UA was the 28th seed. The Monarchs scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning when Jay Sperry doubled to drive in pinch runner David Smith. Matt Mul-

BOYS TENNIS May 7, 10 — Finished sixth (16) in OCC-Cardinal tournament behind champion Jerome (77) May 9 — Lost to Village Academy 5-0 May 12, 14 — Competed in Division I sectional tournament at Hilliard Darby. Did not advance anyone to the district tournament May 20-21 at Hilliard Davidson. Top four finishers in singles and doubles advanced to district. Of note: The Monarchs are 3-12 overall and finished 1-6 in the OCCCardinal. TRACK & FIELD May 12, 14 — Competed in OCC-Cardinal meet at Pickerington North May 17, 19, 21 — Division I, district 2 meet at Hilliard Bradley. Top four finishers in each event advance to regional meet May 25 and 27 at Pickerington North. BOYS LACROSSE May 6 — Game against Big Walnut canceled because of poor field conditions May 10 — Lost to Wellington 18-4 May 11 — Lost to Columbus City Schools 10-7 May 14 — Played Johnstown Of note: The Narwhals were 2-8 before May 14. GIRLS LACROSSE May 12 — Lost to Bexley junior varsity 11-2 Of note: The Thunder are 0-9. *OCC Cardinal game

holland earned the win in relief, pitching 2 1/3 innings. “It was a great game by both squads,” coach John Carder said. “It was a nice ballgame between very evenly matched teams. It was a fun game to coach in, a fun game to play in, and it was nice that we got the win.”

LARSON have interviewed. “I just love everything about softball,” she said. “I love to hit, I love to field, I love to pitch, I love to run the bases, I love sliding and I love being around a group of teammates that all have a common goal, and that is to win a conference title and hopefully a whole lot more.” I’ll see you at a game.

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here at Bradley because it has allowed me to be a leader on the team and that is something that has helped me grow as a person. I have learned that if you have a challenge, then go out and work hard to reach that challenge. Being a leader has helped me work with all kinds of people and has helped me mature as an individual.” Roudabush, who will play softball at the Larry Larson is a former athletics director at University of Akron beginning next year, is as Grandview High School. He can be heard as passionate about her sport as any athlete I “Mr. High School Sports” on WTVN 610 AM.

Schools announce coaching vacancies The following schools are seeking coaches: DeSales — Boys and girls swimming. Send résumé to athletics director Tom Neubert at Dublin Jerome — Girls tennis, assistant boys basketball. Send résumé by May 31 to Nick Magistrale, athletics director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016, or

email Johnstown-Monroe — Girls basketball. Contact Mike Carter in the athletics department at Watterson — Softball. Send résumé to Mike Roark, athletics director, Bishop Watterson High School, 99 E. Cooke Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, or email

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Top stories Making Adjustments: Worthington Kilbourne sophomore Hannah Loveday has had to make plenty of adjustments, transferring from Gallipolis Gallia Academy where she finished sixth in the shot put in the Division II state meet. Loveday has become one of the top performers for the track and field team. Worst to First: The Olentangy baseball team defeated Westerville North 9-2 on May 6 to clinch the OCC-Cardinal Division title a year after finishing last. The league title is the first for the Braves since 2007. "It's great because not a lot of guys get the experience of winning a league championship," junior Woody Wallace said. A Delayed Victory: Upper Arlington’s Olivia Menden won the 1,600 meters on May 6. Runners were 350 meters into the race when it was delayed more than 90 minutes because of lightning. “When they stopped us, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’”

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Photo of the week STANDING TALL — Angel Lopez (facing) of Dublin Jerome goes up for a block against Dublin Scioto’s Colin Pierce during the annual Battle of Dublin on May 6.

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County pitches in for Japan disaster relief By LIN RICE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Although the natural disasters that rocked Japan in March were halfway around the globe, Union County residents have been opening their wallets and pocketbooks to help with relief efforts. Shortly after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami destroyed much of northeastern Japan two months ago, a group of county agencies and volunteers under the banner of “Union County Cares” began collecting money in the community, intending to filter the raised funds through international aid organizations such as the Red Cross. The dollars have been adding up, according to Cindy Morley-Shanklin, executive director of the American Red Cross Union County Chapter. “From Union County so far, for the

From Union County so far, for the Red Cross we’ve had about $18,000 brought in here, in addition to what we’ve received from the Union County Foundation. And actually we’re still getting a little more funds from some of the schools; every little bit counts.

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Red Cross we’ve had about $18,000 brought in here, in addition to what we’ve received from the Union County Foundation,” she said. “And actually we’re still getting a little more funds from some of the schools; every little bit counts.” Although the loss of life and property that took place in Japan on March 11 will more than likely be measured in the billions of dollars, Morley-Shanklin

said the Red Cross is doing what it can to help. “It’s going to take billions and billions of dollars to help Japan out,” she said. “The information I get from the National Red Cross is that there are still some people living in shelters.” In addition to Red Cross donations, the Union County Foundation has received $6,750 over the past two months, $5,000 of which was given to

the Red Cross. “I was really happy with that,” Morley-Shanklin said. “Donations have slowed down a bit, but we’ve also had people bringing in money for the Alabama tornados. People around here are just really generous, and we’re fortunate that Union County cares so much.” Morley-Shanklin said that when dollars from the county come through her office specifically earmarked for Japanese relief, they are then sent on to the National Red Cross, which has been overseeing their release internationally. As of last week, the National Red Cross had sent more than $200 million to Japan for relief efforts, she said. Morley-Shanklin said that while monetary donations work best for helping the Japanese relief effort, donated blood is in high demand to help with recent storms and flooding that have ravaged the American South and Midwest. The

Red Cross Union County Chapter will host several blood drives throughout this month, including: • 1-7 p.m. May 23 at the Union County YMCA, 1150 Charles Lane, Marysville. • 2-7 p.m. May 23 at Fairbanks Elementary School, 11140 Route 38, Milford Center. • 1-7 p.m. May 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ LDS — Marysville, 740 W. Third St. • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 27 at the Union County Services Building, 940 London Ave., Marysville. • Noon to 6 May 31 at the Marysville Public Library, 231 S. Plum St. Donations for Japanese disaster relief can be made to both the Union County Foundation and the American Red Cross Union County Chapter at

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In brief Winter snow removal cost Union County $450,000 While last winter’s heavy snows are becoming a distant memory, the Union County engineer’s office recently compiled a final tally of how much the county spent to fight the weather. Total expenses for dealing with ice and snow for the county were more than $450,000. Each plow driver is responsible for a zone that averages 40 to 55 miles in length, according to county engineer Jeff Stauch. The county has 17 primary routes, with each route taking up to three hours to complete a single round of plowing. Union County spent the following on snow and ice removal: • Snow removal hours: 5,548. • Snow removal costs: $233,771. • Tons of salt used: 1,204. • Total cost of salt: $71,206. • Total tons of half-and-half mix: 2,727. • Total cost of half-and-half mix: $94,535. • Gallons of diesel fuel used: 2,141. • Total cost of diesel fuel: $5,930. — Lin Rice

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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 account. Add a bit of reality to financial conversations. If your teen is anxious to rent his first apartment and live off campus, 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 ERIC to give your children a basic understanding about the acCLARKE cess 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 614-744-5357 or Eric.Clarke@

Community brief Marysville inmates support Komen Race for the Cure While the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure filled the streets of Columbus on Saturday, several thousand dollars in donations poured into the fundraiser from Marysville from behind prison walls. The Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville held its first “shadow run” in conjunction with the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure on May 7, providing funds for local breast health screening, treatment, education and national research, according to fundraiser spokesperson Sarah Irvin Clark. More than 350 inmates participated during the week prior to the race, raising more than $5,400. “An event like this is proof that no matter what your place in life, you can make a difference,” said Katie Carter, executive director of Komen Columbus. “It is really touching that these inmates would want to spend their money to make a difference in the lives of others.” Founded in 1993, Komen Columbus has raised more than $17 million since its inception, with three-fourths of the funds going to a 30-county service area for breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs, while the other one-fourth goes to the Komen Foundation to fund national breast cancer research programs, according to Clark. More information on the foundation can be found at — Lin Rice

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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 com-

Honda announces April associates of the month Honda Marysville and Honda Marysville Motor Sports have announced their three associates of the month for the month of April. The associates were recognized “for going the extra mile in providing excellent customer service,” according to the company. The associates who were recognized for April are: • Sylvester “Sly” Rogers – Rogers has been working at Honda Marysville doing auto detailing for five-and-a-half years. • Misty Plavecsky – Plavecsky has been working at the Honda Marysville office for nearly three years. • Brad Lohr – Lohr has been working at Honda Marysville in the service department for nearly six years. Honda Marysville and Honda Marysville Motor Sports’ associates of the month is a peer-driven program, with customers also nominating those associates whom they believe do outstanding work. - Lin Rice

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

pany’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 subs-only 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

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