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Liberty firefighters receive state award By BONNIE BUTCHER ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Liberty Township Fire Department on May 18 received the 2011 Emergency Medical Service of the Year award from the Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Medical Services.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Dr. William Cotton, medical director of primary care, and Nationwide EMS coordinator Sherri Kovach nominated Capt. Bill Piwtorak and the department for the award. The award honors non-volunteer Ohio EMS organizations for excellence in operations and service to communities,

ODPS spokesperson China Dodley told ThisWeek. In particular, the department was recognized for developing the Delaware County Special Needs Registry, a webbased program used by first responders. Once entered in the registry, residents with special needs are identified on a computerized map, Cotton and Kovach’s

nomination form said. Medical information is included and is available in a secure, searchable database. “The special needs data has also been linked with the Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The special needs patients appear on computer maps that correlate with such things as Red Cross shelters,

Farmers market resumes; senior vouchers accepted

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A closer look The Powell Farmers Market will begin June 2, running from 3 to 6 p.m. each Thursday in the city hall parking lot at 47 Hall St. Market vendors offer items including produce, pies, gluten-free baked goods, jams, fudge, homemade dog treats, cookies, tote bags, book bags and garden items.

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Olentangy student wins top invention prize By BONNIE BUTCHER ThisWeek Community Newspapers

By BONNIE BUTCHER ThisWeek Community Newspapers The Powell Farmers Market will begin its annual season June 2, running from 3 to 6 p.m. each Thursday. The event is held in the city hall parking lot at 47 Hall St. Parking is available at the site. In its seventh year, the farmers market helps support local farmers, vendors and merchants, said Anna Steck, executive director of Historic Downtown Powell Inc., coordinator of the markets. “It helps to save customers and local residents time, gas and money, and who couldn’t use more of those three things?” Steck said. Market vendors offer items including produce, pies, gluten-free baked goods, jams, fudge, homemade dog treats, cookies, tote bags, book bags and garden items. “We’re truly proud of our local farmers market and how it adds to the quality of life that we are trying to preserve here in the historic district,” Steck said. Proceeds from farmers markets help support the ongoing revitalization programs of Historic Downtown Powell Inc. Vendors interested in participating can find information at or by calling (614) 396-3336. The Powell Farmers Market, like those in Delaware and Sunbury, accepts vouchers from Council for Older Adults of Delaware County. The council provides up to $60 worth of vouchers for residents ages 60 and older who apply for them. “There is an income specification, but we do not make them prove it,” said Donna

areas prone to flooding, and electrical grid service,” the nomination document says. The program took advantage of many existing community computer resources, the document says. “It developed without purchase of ad-

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Olentangy Oak Creek Elementary School third-grader Samatha Fedio models her invention, “Super Bowling Soles,” which are sleeves that slip on over regular shoes. Her creation won the Edison Award, the grand prize of the 2011 Invention Convention, which includes a $2,500 college scholarship.

Being likened to famous inventor Thomas Edison is “pretty cool,” said Samantha Fedio, of Lewis Center, an Olentangy Oak Creek Elementary School third-grader. Fedio’s invention “Super Bowling Soles” received the top honor, the Edison Award, at the 15th annual Regional Invention Convention held May 21 at COSI Columbus. She competed with 344 central Ohio students, a press release said. She also received a $2,500 college scholarship. The Super Bowling Soles are sleeves that slip over regular shoes. They have suede soles with a rubber heel. “One day I went to the bowling alley and the bowling shoes were uncomfortable and smelled like stinky feet,” she said. She asked if she could buy her own pair, but decided that would be costly because she’d likely grow out of them before having the chance to use them again. “If you bought them, kids’ bowling shoes can be $30 to $60,” Samantha said. She decided to invent an inexpensive alternative to bowling shoes. While researching bowling shoes, she learned the primary purpose of the shoes is to protect the wooden surface of the bowling alley. Of the many materials used in bowling shoe soles, she selected suede. When she tested her prototype, a slipper-sock with suede soles glued to the bottom, she decided it lacked support See OLENTANGY, page A3

State gives districts reprieve on snow days By BONNIE BUTCHER ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Olentangy Local Schools won’t have to make up any snow days this year. The district has used four calamity days, said Karen Truett, spokesperson for the district. Gov. John Kasich last month signed into law House Bill 36 that allows schools five canceled, or calamity, days.

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It also had an emergency clause that made it effective immediately. Prior to the bill’s approval, for the 2010-11 school year, schools were allowed to have only three canceled school days. Any school days canceled after that number were to be made up. Now no make-up days are required unless school was canceled for five days. H.B. 36 brought relief to a number of school districts that exceeded the

limit because of the harsh winter. “School districts and boards of education were very appreciative of the passage of the calamity days legislation,” Damon Asbury, director of legislative services for the Ohio School Board Association told ThisWeek. “The weather this year required many districts to exceed the three days and even with the granting of two additional days, many districts had to make up lost instructional days.”

emorial Day was not conceived to be the kickoff to summer activities or as a reason to schedule a three-day weekend. It was established to recognize the nation’s military veterans who died while fighting for their country. In keeping with efforts to recognize and honor the sacrifices and service of military veterans, ThisWeek Community Media is launching Honoring Heroes, a continuing series through which we will share the stories and remembrances from and about local men and women who are either on active duty or retired from service. As part of covering their beats, our reporters often hear about and write about veterans leaving for overseas or com-

H.B. 36 also allows districts to make up snow days by lengthening remaining school days by 30-minute increments, says a press release from Kasich’s office. “The flexibility to add time to scheduled days was a valuable addition to the legislation,” Asbury said. The three-day provision was to expire by the end of this school year, AsSee REPRIEVE, page A3

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Liberty firefighters receive state award Continued from page A1 ditional computer software or hardware. The EMS/disaster planning community has developed this incredible program using only their great ideas and hard work. In this day and age of cost over-runs and budget cuts, it is refreshing to see a successful, innovative, effective, cost-efficient program. This program should be used as an example of what could be done in other communities and Ohio EMS should encourage this concept to be implemented statewide,” the document said. The registry began in 2004, when resident Beth Haner spoke with Capt. William Piwtorak about informing the township’s first responders of the special care her son, John would need. Haner knew that standard EMS procedures could injure John, who has a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. “If EMS professionals follow protocol procedure for John in an emergency situation, the end result could possibly hurt him or even result in death,” Haner said. “Out of my concern for John’s safety I asked EMS coordinator (Piwtorak) how he would treat John if I was not there or if he was with a caregiver at home. I knew he did not know the answer, so it

was almost a ‘trick’ question. It was a time to educate him and the fire department to understand what to do in an emergency situation. ... John’s journey gave birth the registry.” “I am humbled and amazed with the outcome of a 10 minute conversation I had with a local EMS coordinator for Liberty Township Fire Department, in October 2004,” Haner said. After their initial meeting, Piwtorak and Haner formed a committee which met with medical specialists, first-responders and residents and developed a book identifying the special needs of 24 children in the county, officials said. In February 2010, the registry went countywide. The registry serves more than 400 county residents of all ages with special needs, Piwtorak said. Piwtorak told ThisWeek, “The special needs registry has become an important tool for public safety personnel for two main reasons: every day public safety personnel respond to a host of emergencies (that), at times, have unique challenges. Receiving information prior to an emergency through this registry allows agencies to develop contingency plans, provide education, readjust thought processes, and respond with professionalism, compassion, and above ex-

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Olentangy student wins top invention prize Continued from page A1 for her foot and suede alone was too slippery. Her next effort, the “Super Bowling Soles,” worked much better when tested. If made for sale, she thinks the “Super Bowling Soles” would sell for $15 to $20. Since they stretch, they would cover several shoe sizes. In February, her teacher, Chelsea Lilley, gave each student a packet about the competition, Samantha said. All Oak Creek third-graders were required to either make an invention or do a report about an inventor, said Samantha’s mother, Peg Fedio. Developing the invention was an at-home project, Fedio said. Samanatha wanted to do an invention because she wanted to be on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, like one of the previous Olentangy winners, her mother said.

Her favorite sport is soccer and she likes playing mid-field best. She said that had she chosen to do a report, she would have researched the inventor of the soccer ball. When she grows up, Samantha wants to be an Olentangy elementary teacher, at either Glen Oak or Oak Creek elementary schools. Her favorite subjects are math and science. She plans to attend the alma mater of her parents, Peg and Timothy, Miami University in Oxford. She has a younger brother, Brandon, in first grade. Samanatha thanked her family, teacher and fellow students for their support and encouragement and “for congratulating me,” she said. Districtwide, 29 students were selected to attend the May 21 competition. Olentangy director of gifted services Pat Farrenkopf said all district third- and sixth-grade students were invited to participate in each annual Invention Convention.


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bury said. “Permitting only three calamity days was intended to be a oneyear provision only, pending a study by the Ohio Department of Education and recommendation,” he said, “(though) no definitive recommendation was forthcoming.” The legislation was introduced in January by state Rep. Casey Kozlowski, of the 99th House District. The Ohio Department of Education is not sure how many districts reached the three-day and now five-day limit, spokesperson Patrick Galloway said. “We will not have these figures until the end of the school year,” he said.

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ly an insurance cash benefit of as much as $20,000 tax free. Or, as this enthusiastic postcard puts it, TAX MARGO FREE. Wo w z e r , BARTLETT right? Except for that one phrase: “in the event of your death.” Yes, no cash benefit for my family unless I die. This outfit might make the trade without a second thought, the way people trade two nickels for a dime, but I have a different perspective on the matter, and nothing expresses that perspective more succinctly than my own phrase, “unless I die.” Not “until I die,” you notice. “Until I die” leaves no room for luck or miracles, and who among us doesn’t leave room for those things, just in case? “Unless I die” suggests I may opt out of that directive. I haven’t decided yet. The postcard goes on: “THOUSANDS OF OHIO RESIDENTS have been accepted so far …” Is this intended to instill a feeling of urgency in those of us who haven’t signed up for funeral advantages yet? Are we supposed to think we need to hurry, lest all the spots be filled up like seats on a roller coaster? But wait! The coaster looked full, but a seat is available for me after all. I can climb right in and hold

on tight. What this is all about, I’ve managed to glean through narrowed eyes, are funeral expenses. Funerals cost a lot of money, see, but the families of those who qualify for this program, offered by a strangely anonymous group or organization, will receive as much as $20,000 to help out. (Not $20,000, please note. As much as. Big difference.) And those who return the postcard today, the text adds, also receive a helpful booklet titled “My Final Wishes.” “Currently, you may qualify even if you have a health condition,” the postcard says. That’s really nice of it, isn’t it – to pay my family money even if my death is preceded by a health condition? Of course, it does say “currently,” suggesting that this Nice Thing might be snatched away without warning. But no pressure! Incidentally, when I say this offer is from “a strangely anonymous group or organization,” I mean nowhere on the postcard is any hint of the sender. Why are these generous givers of 20,000 TAX FREE dollars so shy? Don’t be bashful, sillies! We all want to meet our new bestest friends, the people whose postcard headline is “Funeral Advantage Program Assists Seniors.” And people wonder why we’re depressed.

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Education news Seniors accepted to U.S. academies Four local high school seniors have accepted appointments to United States Service Academies. U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township) made the nominations. Trevor Askins from Olentangy High School and Ethan Snyder from Olentangy Liberty High School will attend the U.S. Military Academy in the fall. Alan Thornhill from Olentangy Liberty High School will attend the U.S. Naval Academy. Joseph Uhle from Olentangy Liberty High School will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Winning writers announced Winners of the second annual Central Ohio Writing Contest, coordinated by Dublin’s PROUD academic booster group, were announced May 5 at Dublin Jerome High School. Students in grades four through eight participated in the contest, including writers from Columbus (Ridgeview), Darke County, Delaware, Circleville, Dublin, Hilliard, Jonathan Alder, Logan Elm, Madison-Champaign, Olentangy, Westfall Local and Westerville. Following are winners who attend Olentangy Local Schools: First-place winners, their category and the title of their work include Alexandria Braun, sixthgrade poetry, “He Says He Can Hear the Forest Whisper”; Emily Chapman, eighth-grade fiction, “I-N-T-I-M-I-D-A-T-I-O-N;” Rebecca Phillips, eighth-grade nonfiction, “Sterile Prison;” and Kiahna Tucker, eighth-grade poetry, “Still Standing.” Second-place winners, their category and the title of their work included Bethany Jones, fourthgrade poetry, “Water Cycle;” Sydney Arnold, fifth-grade non-fiction, “Tropical Rainforest;” Lindsay Borger, fifth-grade fiction, “New World;” and Maria Cantemir, seventh-grade non-fiction, “What Is Beauty.”

Class reunions East High School Class of 1966 45-year reunion will be held June 17-18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel at the airport. Cost is $75 per person. For more information or to register, contact Sharon Hawkins at Eastmoor High School Class of 1976 35-year reunion will be held July 2 at Wing’s Restaurant. Call Jim Allen at (614) 237-7734 for more information. Grove City High School Class of 2001 has begun planning for a 10-year reunion. Details forthcoming but organizers are asking classmates to send contact information to: Briana Bowshier,; Sarah Hostetler (Dye), sarahhostetler@; Diana Sponseller (Kaufman),; or Sarah Murton (Conley), Pickerington High School Class of 1991 will hold a 20-year reunion June 11. Cost is $30 per person. Visit or call Jodi at (614) 861-9982. Westland High School Class of 1981 30-year reunion is scheduled for June 17 at the Worthington Hills Country Club. For information, call Gina Garland Scarver at (740) 973-0363 or email There is a Facebook page for the event.

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Ahlteen honored The Village Academy inducted Powell business owner Eric Ahlteen into its Thespian Society May 23. Ahlteen, owner of Espresso Yourself Music Cafe, 50 W. Olentangy St., has hosted numerous events involving Village Academy students. The honor occurred at the Thespian Awards Banquet. Also pictured are Village Academy theater director Rick Clark (left) and student Alex Cook.

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Coming up To add, remove or update a Bruce Bernard at (614) 403-8122 listing, email editorial@thisweek- or Darryl Bell at (740) 549-1716. AmSpirit Business tions, Powell Chapter, 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Shamrock Golf Events Club, 4436 Powell Road. ConInvasive Species Clinic, 6 p.m. tact Shawn at (614) 305-7001 or Tuesday, June 14, at Genoa ship Hall, 5111 S. Old 3C HighPulsar Chapter of AmSpirway. Stephen McGinnis of the it, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. every U.S. Forestry Office will discuss Thursday, at 8425 Pulsar Place. how to identify and remove inProfessionals, business owners vasive plant species. Free. and sales professionals are invitCombined Chamber Busied to become involved with the ness Expo, 4:30-7 p.m. Thurschapter. Contact Kellina Snyder day, June 16, at Bridgewater Banat (614) 395-1228. quet and Conference Center, Sawmill Road Toastmasters, 10561 Sawmill Parkway. A joint 11:45 a.m. on the first and third effort between the Dublin, PowMondays of every month at Flyell, Westerville and Worthington ers Pizza, 3967 Presidential Parkchambers of commerce. Visit way. Visitors are welcome. or bers focus on improving public call (614) 882-8917. speaking skills. Visit http:// Guests Health are welcome. Yoga classes for people who Christian Marketplace Nethave been affected by cancer, work Lewis Center Chapter, 11 a.m. Mondays, 4 p.m. Wednes- 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Fridays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at day of each month at Asian Garthe Cancer Support Community den Buffet, 8633 U.S. Route 23 Central Ohio, 10330 Sawmill S., Lewis Center. Christians in Parkway, Suite 600. All equip- the marketplace are invited to atment and programming is pro- tend for lunch, fellowship, prayer, vided at no cost. networking and business presentations. Visitors are welcome. Call

Steven Cox at (614) 476-9805 or visit Kiwanis Club of Powell, 11:30 a.m. the first and third Monday of the month at Liberty Tavern, 50 S. Liberty St. Call Lynn Hanna at (614) 885-7309 or Don Grubbs at (614) 804-8916. Lewis Center-Polaris Rotary, 7:45-9 a.m. every Friday for breakfast, at the North Pointe Conference Center (Nationwide facility) at the corner of state Route 750 and U.S. 23. Call Mark Robertson at (740) 548-4739. Friends of Concord Township, 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Shawnee Hills Civic Association, 36 W. Mohawk Drive. For more information, visit or email Olentangy Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, at Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center 10561 Sawmill Parkway in Powell. Visit or call Steve Ussery at (614) 7648993. Powell Sertoma Club, noon Wednesdays, at Liberty Tavern, 50 S. Liberty St. Call Dave Betz at (614) 202-0235. See COMING UP, page A7


Meetings Ohio State Alumni Interest Group, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Genoa Community Hall, 5111 S. Old 3C Highway. Members will vote on the constitution and by-laws. Prospective members are welcome. Email Worthington Hills Garden Club, Wednesday, June 8, at Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd. Registration at 11 a.m., business meeting at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon at noon. Charles and Cynthia Lucius will present a program on landscaping with day lilies. Reservations required. Call (614) 846-0170. Guests are welcome. Promise Jobs Network, 9-11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month at Promise Church, 9012 Cotter St., Lewis Center. All are welcome. Networking, guest speakers and more. Free. Call

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Coming up Continued from page A7 Olentangy Area Senior Citizens, 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Road. Each meeting starts with a potluck or catered luncheon; a business meeting and entertainment follow. Blood pressure checks available from 1011:30 a.m. New members are welcome; dues are $15 a year. Call (614) 846-3854. New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the third Wednesday. Visit www. for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email nnlcolumbus yahoo. com.

Support groups Delaware Area Parkinson Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Delaware Township Hall,

2590 Liberty Road. Call Al or Barb Ulrich at (740) 363-3841. Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Northwest Columbus, 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Call 5479788. Meadow Park Church of God is not affiliated with the DBSA. MOMS Club of Lewis Center SE Chapter is seeking new members who live south of Orange Road and east of South Old State Road. All meetings are held during the day; mothers may bring children. Activities include monthly meetings with speakers and discussion topics, weekly playgroups, holiday activities and service projects. Contact Andrea at moms_club_membership@ MOMS Club of Powell, a national nonprofit organization for stay-at-home moms. Monthly meeting with child care. Activities offered at low or no cost during the day include craft days, playgroups, family night, moms

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The Beat Arts, eats and fun in central Ohio Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith is doing the interview while running across a parking lot, carrying his guitar and a suitcase. It’s a microcosm of the past couple of years for the southern California quartet. Since the release of its debut CD, North Hills, in 2009, the band has been on the road enough that Goldsmith jokes, “Time off? Ask our manager.” Not that he’s complaining, mind you. It’s what young bands do if they’re lucky enough to have a record to support. (The band’s rootsy vibe and smart, impassioned lyrics drew comparisons to the classic L.A. sound of the ’70s.) Plus, the experience served to benefit the new follow-up CD, Nothing Is Wrong, in at least two ways. First, it provided a natural incubator for a whole new set of songs. New settings and new experiences, coupled with the combination of excitement and weariness, make for incredible song fodder for a writer who admits, “I’m a big ‘inspiration’ guy.”

“The first record has a theme of wanting to get out, to experience what life has to offer,” Goldsmith explained. “This record is written from being in the thick of that experience, and maybe a little of wanting to get back.” The second benefit came in the opportunity to play new songs for audiences as they were being written. “These songs have been played on stages for a year,” Goldsmith said. “In fact, (recently) the majority of our set is new material.” Dawes made Nothing Is Wrong in a whirlwind month last fall. “We had been touring all summer and were going to be home in September and back out in October, so we told our management we wanted to make a record in September,” Goldsmith said. “Still, that was twice as long in the studio compared to our first record. So it might not seem that long, but it helped.” The record features guest turns from Benmont Tench of the Heartbreakers and Jackson Browne. At

the same time, Goldsmith was doing guest vocals on Robbie Robertson’s latest CD and the band was invited to be his backup band on a number of promotional performances. “These guys were our heroes — well before we ever met them,” Goldsmith said. “To have them support what we do is a real honor.” Officially, Nothing Is Wrong is set for release on June 7, although Dawes is taking pre-orders at shows. “There’s definitely an anticipation, an excitement, to find out what people think of it,” Goldsmith admitted. “The idea of buying a new record at the record store might be a romantic one, but you can still download a new record the day it comes out. People can still get excited about the release of a certain record.” For more from The Beat’s interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, read the BeatBlog at

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If the boys in NEEDTOBREATHE get the presumably sizable crowds on their tour as opening act for Taylor Swift to sing and shout along with the title track of their most recent record, The Outsiders, you can thank The Beat. Or it’s possible guitarist Bo Rinehart was just being polite when he said he’d take the suggestion to the band. Either way, the southern rockers couldn’t be happier to be spending the summer with Swift. “The way we heard it is, she’s a big fan of the band,” Rinehart told us. “We were playing a show in Minneapolis and we got a phone call. We were like ‘All … right. Is this a joke?’ But they asked us if we wanted to go on tour. At that point, you’re kind of an idiot to say no.” Obvious stylistic and demographic differences aside, Rinehart admitted it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. “On any tour, you’re excited about meeting new fans,” he said. “But we figure most of her fans don’t know who we are, but they’re people we think will still like our music.” The quartet from a small South Carolina hamlet (“We’re the first band to get signed from Possum Kingdom,” Rinehart said without a hint of irony) boasts records rooted in southern roots rock, but with pop, country and arena rock influences. Despite not being overtly faith-based, NEEDTOBREATHE has also had success on the Contemporary Christian Music charts. “I suppose we’re hard to market or nail down,” Rinehart said, “but it’s a great problem to have, to not be limited. We’ve seen and toured with bands whose fans won’t let them change.” “Sure, we’d like to have a big radio smash, but right now, we don’t feel like a show is hanging

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on the success of one song,” he added. “Night to night, the most popular song changes. It’s fresh and exciting.” Rinehart admitted the band’s small-town beginnings kept them a bit too humble early in their career, but that the lessons learned have paid off in increasingly improved records. “We loved what we were doing but we didn’t know what we were doing,” he confessed. “We had no good examples of how it could be done, so we were maybe too open to the ears of others. And we were maybe afraid of going outside the south, where they might not appreciate our accents or our music. “But we discovered we have to stick to our guns as far as what we wanted to present, and that was the stuff that really poked its head out — honest, heart-onsleeve songs about things that really affect you.” The band’s follow-up to The Outsiders is due out later this year. This summer tour affords NEEDTOBREATHE the opportunity to try out some of the new songs on audiences that may

not necessarily know they’re new. “On one hand, you are always in complete doubt about whether anybody is going to like what you do, but on the other hand, we’re proud of the new songs and we think we knocked it out of the park,” Rinehart said. “If (Swift’s) audiences like good music and good live bands, well, we just hope to impress them and capitalize on any of her fans that would like us.” Which brings us to the crowd participation on The Outsiders. The Beat mentioned to Rinehart that the band might be looking forward to hearing an arena full of people shouting along with one of their songs and assumed they were prepared to teach it to a, hopefully, willing audience. “Yeah, I’m about to go into rehearsal, so I’ll mention that to the guys,” was the reply. So there you go. Make sure you’re properly warmed up. For more from The Beat’s interview with Bo Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE, read the BeatBlog at

Rivage Atlantique off to commendable start My anonymous eating cover was almost blown when I was fingered by a friend in a new seafood-centric restaurant. See, my pal lives close to that establishment, and like most locals in the busy eatery that evening, she could barely contain her gushing enthusiasm for her new, walkable, upscale-casual dining option. Fortunately, I was able to shush her with shrimp and grits before she caused a scene. Rivage Atlantique — a fussily Frenched-up way of saying “Atlantic Coast” — is the restaurant in question. Taking over the former Caffe Daniela spot in Worthington, it’s the well-performing result of a veteran East Coast chef and the owners of the Grandview Cafe. The space has undergone a makeover, mostly by eradicating the cafeteria-like setup in the wood-burning-oven-equipped front room (Rivage makes good pizzas). And though the place is still “show up in shorts if you want” casual, overall it’s

MENU by G.A. Benton fairly appealing. Earth tones prevail as you move from the louder first room to the duskily lit and more intimate interior dining areas, where flames flicker on the hearth. Still, even there, sound levels can soar on busy nights as noise bounces off a tile floor. Lastly, there’s an accommodating back room with its own menu (though you can order from both menus, if you ask) and a completely different vibe. Actually called the Back Room, it’s basically a modern, upscale sports pub. Once you’re seated, Rivage demonstrates it wants to be taken seriously with its bread service. Specifically, a warm and OK loaf was considerably enlivened by a tripartite dish bearing a nice tapenade (chopped black olives, capers and

ically, this house-named appetizer proved uncharacteristic for Rivage, which in subsequent orders (including excellent selections from its “raw bar”) generally treated impressively fresh-tasting proteins with simplicity. Such was the case with the juicy Grilled Skirt Steak ($9) and the Baja Chile and Lime Ahi Tuna ($12) starters. Each By Jodi Miller/ThisWeek arrived with about half a dozen Jumbo Seared Scallops with a side of baby vegeta- clean-flavored and expertly bles and blue cheese potatoes at Rivage Atlantique. seared bite-sized pieces of meat partnered with a flatterherbs), olive oil dotted with balsamic ing spread (an intense blue cheese and vinegar, and grated Grana Padana cheese. deeply caramelized onion jam for the turf After ordering suds — the fine beer and a decent enough guacamole for the list trumps the wine offerings here — I surf) plus a tuft of organic salad greens. opted for the oysters Rockefeller-riffing Rivage’s Jumbo Seared Scallops, unOysters Rivage ($11). I liked them, even like those of many competitors, didn’t lie though my half-dozen bivalves got a lit- about their size or get lost in a masking tle lost under toasted bread crumbs and sauce. Efficiently caramelized and emia surprisingly smoky cream sauce. Iron- nently fresh, they were paired with good

Rivage Atlantique Address: 652 High St., Worthington Phone: 614-505-7779 Web: and garlicky wilted spinach strewn with sun-dried tomato strips. These lovelies are available either as a starter (two scallops, $13) or an entree ($25), in which you get four massive scallops plus two sides such as buttery baby veggies and irresistibly cheesy potatoes. The Low Country Shrimp and Grits ($18) were just that: five plump and sweet shrimp atop a bounteous bowl of creamy and stiff white grits. The only flourishes were a couple of discs of smoky andouille sausage (I would’ve liked more) plus drizzles of melted butter with garlic. With an opening game plan that suggests “don’t mess with freshness,” Rivage looks to be off to a commendable start. I can see why the neighborhood is gushing.

Ohio burrito chain hot for the Columbus market A Dayton burrito chain will enter the hotly contested local market with plans to build 10 stores over the next 12 months. Matt Curtis, area developer and head of construction for Hot Head Burritos, will be the chain’s first central Ohio franchisee, opening a store at 1509 Hilliard-Rome Road. The restaurant, slated to open by the end of July, will occupy 1,800 square feet of space in a new outparcel in front of Meijer. The difference between Hot Head and the rest is diversity, said Curtis, who’s been with the company since it was founded in 2007.

“Certainly, it’s competitive, but we believe our freshness, our quality of ingredients, certainly our choice of meats and toppings offer something a little bit more than some of our competitors may provide,” he said. Similar to its competitors, it offers steak, chicken and pork, but it also features a ground beef option, plus spicy chicken and steak, and 13 sauces, ranging from mild to hot. There is no alcohol. Yet it follows the quick-serve burrito model: a

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limited menu, counter-order service and inexpensive prices. Burrito prices start at $5.99. Curtis said several franchisees will open additional stores in the Columbus market, but other sites have yet to be identified. Hot Head was founded by Ray and Cynde Wiley, also Subway franchisees. There are nine corporate-owned Hot Head stores in the Dayton area, with another nine franchised locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Ray Wiley said he intends to open one more corporate store and have the rest opened by franchisees. Mr. Wiley said he hopes to have 50 new locations open by the end of 2012 and double that number each year following in the foreseeable future. Godofai Tgiorgis soon will flex the flax. Tgiorgis plans to open Flaxella, a small beverage shop that will use flaxseed in some form in all of the drinks, by mid-June in downtown Columbus. Flaxella will take over the 400-square-foot stand-alone building at 89 E. Long St., where L’Appat Patisserie and Café was supposed to open but never did. Tgiorgis said there will be limited seating inside his restaurant. The beverage list will consist of three different styles: coffee, juices and smoothies, costing between $2.50 and $3.99, depending on the size. There will be some light snacks made of flaxseed, but no menu, Tgiorgis said. The original Flaxella Café & Deli opened in 2007 in Bethesda, Md. Founder Alem WoldeHawariat said flaxseed is used in a variety of products, including cereal, snack bars, trail mixes and muffins. “But used in a coffee format and in beverages

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■ Calorie Countess Jennifer Burton says any vegetable, whether fresh, frozen or canned, is better than none at all. ■ Wine guru Roger Gentile says Columbia Crest makes a merlot that defies unfair stereotypes. with special recipes is something new,” she said. Tgiorgis, who is a franchisee, said the flaxseed product does not have a distinctive taste but is high in nutrients, particularly omega 3 fatty acids. A native of Ethiopia, he said flaxseed is a dietary staple, used in long journeys and fasting practices. He said he chose downtown because of the abundance of foot traffic and the healthy dining habits of many city workers.

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Library news

Stratford news

The following programs are offered at the Powell branch of the Delaware County District Library, 460 S. Liberty St. For information, call (614) 888-9160. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Registration is not required for any story time unless noted. • Toddler Time, for ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. • Baby Time, for ages birth-24 months, 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. • Family Story Time, for preschool ages, 10 a.m. on Fridays. To download e-books onto computers or iPods, visit and click on the “e-books” link on the home page.

Stratford Ecological Center 3083 Liberty Road For more information on the following programs, to register or to volunteer, call (740) 363-2548 or e-mail treebeing@aol. com (registrations) or (volunteers) or • Weaving with Nature, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 11. Artist Lynda Elias will teach how to weave natural materials from the grounds. Bring your own objects too, to include in your art. Minimum of eight in class; maximum 20. Cost is $25. • Story Time on the Farm, 10 to 11 a.m., every second Tuesday. Story followed by a craft or activity. The next Story Time is June 14. Reservations not required. Cost is $5 per family. • Herbal Study Group, 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday; 9 to 11 a.m. on the fourth Saturday. The next meetings are June 14 (reproductive health) and June 25 (antispasmodics). Cost is $10 a year.

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Dublin Baptist Church Contemporary Worship Service 7200 Coffman Rd., Sundays at 10:30 a.m. (In the ARC, Activity and Recreation Center, located across the street from our main church building. Look for the banners along the street)

• Landscape Design (all design work is done in AutoCAD) • Landscape Renovation and New Installation • Tree and Shrub Care (Prune, Fertilize for plants up to 15’) • Lawn Care Fertilization • Lawn Care Mowing • Paver/Brick/Natural Stone Patio and Walkways • Segmental, Engineered or Natural Stone Retaining Walls • Landscape Seat Walls and Columns • Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

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In brief


Roll On Columbus event canceled Roll On Columbus 2011, scheduled to be held Saturday, June 18, at Quaker Steak & Lube, has been canceled. Ohio Motorcyclists for Children chairman Ed Youngblood said the event was canceled because of inadequate resources for a successful fundraising event. OMC remains committed to the goal of raising money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Individuals who purchased raffle tickets will be contacted and reimbursed.

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The following is a list of Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week. Glacier Ridge Metro Park 9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City • Grassland Birds, 9 a.m. Saturday at the bulletin board at the picnic area near the main park entrance. Search for birds in the grasslands on a 2.5-mile hike. • Wetlands Discovery, 1 p.m. Sunday at the Honda Wetlands Education Area, 7825 Hyland-Croy Road. Search for insects, tadpoles and other aquatic critters. Highbanks Metro Park 9466 U.S. 23 N., Lewis Center • Wonderful World of Wetlands, 9 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Coves Picnic Area. Take a walk to the wetlands and look for butterflies, frogs, dragonflies and waterfowl. Insect nets provided. Interpreters and assistive listening devices for persons with hearing impairments are available. Call 891-0700 (TDD 895-6240) to schedule.

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Home sales Powell

T. O’Masta and Lisa Anne O’Masta, $399,900. Lewis Center 1996 Parklawn Dr, 43035, 1791 Tucker Trail, 43035, John Pam Mohan Chidurala and Sandhya Vuppulancha, $301,000. 5263 Sandy Drive, 43035, Eric S. Lenko and Bethany A. Lenko, $265,000. 2790 Haven Ct, 43035, Neil J. Kidner and Angela L. Kidner, $230,000. 1305 Wilhoit Ave, 43035, Quinn B. Wallick, $211,500. HEATHER KAMANN 8631 Clover Glade Dr, 43035, 740-363-SELL (7355) Franklin K. Ragase III and Linda G. Schmidt, $177,000. 00

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5458 Sheffield Ave, 43065, Bradley T. Durst and Jacqueline M. Durst, $549,900. 4228 Clark Shaw Rd, 43065, James Wittig and Susann Sparks, $430,000. 8080 Millway Loop, 43065, Eric M. Goodman, $394,500. 85 Brookehill Dr Unit 85, 43065, William S. Tinsley, $242,500. 9486 Pine Creek Dr, 43065, Bryan G. Newell and Kristen E. Braden, $235,000. 8872 Cornwallis Ct, 43065, Wesley D. Lambert and Adrianne M. Lambert, $219,000. 148 Spicewood Lane, 43065, GaryG. Gentry and Dara R. Gentry, $174,900. 4277 Scenic View Dr, 43065, Janet A. Wagner and Walter D. Wagner, $172,000. 7055 Limerick Lane, 43065, Richard Sheldon Skinner and Carol Sue Skinner, $168,000. 57 Traditions Way, 43065, Melissa A. Ruffner, $152,000. 141 Spicewood Lane, 43065, Travis Wright and Theresa Wright, $142,000. 8343 Lariat Ct, 43065, Jason





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PRIZES: First: $25 Kohl’s Gift Card and a Free Bike Helmet. Second: $10 Kohl’s Gift Card and a Free Bike Helmet. Third: a Free Bike Helmet. Helmets must be picked up at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and fitted for safety, or shipped with parental consent. HOW TO GET A FREE ACTIVITY BOOK WITHOUT ENTERING: Activity Books will be available to anyone (regardless of entering) at Kohl’s Customer Service desks, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Close to HomeSM Centers, or through the contact information below.


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Olentangy Falls, Delaware County June 11 – 26

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Olentangy Falls hosts 2011 Parade of Homes By SUSAN WEIL Contributing writer

Preview party

The 2011 BIA Parade of Homes promises to be an event that will leave a deep impression on those who attend. This year attendees will be treated to 11 amazing homes built by central Ohio’s premier homebuilders. Olentangy Falls, site of the 2011 BIA Parade, is developed by Rockford Homes and located in southern Delaware County. Homes range in size from approximately 3,100 square feet up to 5,300 square feet, with prices from the mid-$400s to mid-$700s. Many of the homes have walk-out basements and lot sizes are larger than usual at approximately three quarters of an acre. “The BIA is very excited that the Parade of Homes is back in Delaware County after a five year absence, and Olentangy Falls is a beautiful site,” said Jim Hilz, Executive Director of the Building Industry Association. “Delaware County continues to be a

Friday, June 10: 6:00 — 10:00 p.m. Be the first to be inspired by the 2011 Parade of Homes at this premiere event featuring wonderful food and beverages. The highlight of the evening will be the annual BIA Parade Awards Ceremony. All proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation and BIA Foundation charities. Tickets are $75 per person, including food and beverages, and are available at or by calling the BIA at (614) 891-0575. desirable and popular place to live and raise a family. We’re glad to be able to showcase it with an event like the Parade.” The view from the main road of the Parade spans for miles overlooking the Olentangy River and the expanse of the valley. Terrain throughout the development consists of rolling hills and ravines with plenty of mature trees, giving a sense of privacy and seclusion from the rest of the world. “Obviously the natural setting is a huge asset for this development,” said Bob Yoakam, Jr., President of site developer Rockford Homes. “We’ve tried to plan the

community so homes take advantage of the ravines and trees that surround each lot and the privacy it naturally affords them. We’ve kept dense wooded areas behind each lot as a natural buffer to the property line.” Inside the Parade homes attendees can expect to find the latest trends in design, decor and home organization.

The natural setting will be highlighted from inside through the positioning of large windows to the rear and sides of the homes and walkout basements with plenty of natural light. “In addition to being great on the inside, our house capitalizes on the natural beauty,” said builder Craig Tuckerman of the Tuckerman Home Group, builder of the 2011 Parade Foundation House. “Our outdoor living area flows in conjunction with the deck and the ravine it overlooks adding spectacular dimension to enjoy during warm weather.” The Foundation House adds a charitable element to the Parade with proceeds from the sale being donated to the BIA Foundation, who in turn makes donations

to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and other charities. Another charitable element is the BIA/Fifth-Third Preview Party which takes place on June 10, and is a great opportunity to get a first look at the Parade homes. Tickets are $75 with proceeds going to the BIA Foundation as well. Every year tens of thousands people looking for

ideas and inspiration attend the BIA Parade of Homes to see design and building tents. Once again attendees will see some of the finest craftsmanship and talents of area builders, designers and landscapers, all set in a beautiful natural setting. For more information about the Parade, please visit www.

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A special advertising section of ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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Ambassador Homes 4,100 sq. ft. | 5 bedrooms | 4 1/2 baths | 3-car garage Since 1963, Ambassador has specialized in providing luxury homes at competitive prices for homebuyers looking for a little something extra out of life. Ambassador Homes have spacious floor plans, attractive designs, and are located in some of the most prestigious communities with the best school districts in central Ohio. But luxury is not limited to location and architecture alone. Ambassador Homes also includes the highest quality building materials and an industry-leading 35-year structural warranty. Put it all together and you’ll find a combination of luxury and value that even the most discerning homebuyer can appreciate. HOME FEATURES • Open floor plan with a 2-story great room located off of the kitchen and morning room • Owner’s retreat with luxurious bathroom and second laundry within the suite

Single Ticket admissions are available at the Parade site. Ticket price is $12, parking is $2 per car. Children 12 and under free. Please note that strollers are not allowed in the houses. Ask about second day tickets. $2 off discount coupons available at central Ohio Kroger Marketplace locations. Tickets also available online at The 2010 BIA Parade of Homes is sponsored by:

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Compass Homes 3,200 square feet | 4 bedrooms | 3 1/2 baths | 3-car garage Compass Homes puts more thought into every square foot. For every customer they create a home that’s a reflection of their family – a livable home with smart, practical spaces, and more character and value. Compass will work with you to find the perfect lot, and then together we will design your very own “more thought per square foot” home. HOME FEATURES • Kitchen, great room and a large morning room all flow into each other to create a “lifestyle triangle” • Master suite with two walk-in closets and a gracious spa shower • 10’ ceilings throughout main floor with coffered detailing in great room

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3,989 square feet | 4 bedrooms | 3 full, 1 three-quarter and 2 half baths | 2-car attached plus 1-car carriage garage | finished walkout basement

3,600 square feet | 4 bedrooms | 3 1/2 baths | 3-car garage

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A new home represents a new chapter of your life’s story. Thousands of stories have been written and celebrated in Fischer Homes since 1980. We offer a variety of single family, condominium and patio home designs to serve as the stage to celebrate the next chapter of your life’s story. Bring your dreams and create wonderful memories in a new Fischer Home.

For over 20 years, Manor Homes has been building beautiful homes in Central Ohio with a focus on the customer. Our commitment to excellence is a cornerstone of our business. Through listening to our customers we continue to create inspiring, comfortable living environments people love to call home.

HOME FEATURES • Old world design incorporates natural building materials with earthy design elements • Dramatic solarium on the first floor provides architectural detail on the outside and bonus space inside the home • Study located off the gourmet kitchen for extra privacy and flexibility

HOME FEATURES • Functional open floor plan great for family living • Three-season room off of kitchen and eating area provides additional living space that takes advantage of the homes natural surroundings • Luxurious 2nd floor master retreat includes a huge walk-in closet, pedestal tub and lots of architectural details

Founded in 1952, Dominion Homes is one of the leading homebuilders in Columbus Ohio, as well as Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, and is one of the top 50 builders in the country. Dominion is an industry leader with a priority to construct quality, energy-efficient homes in the best communities based on innovative designs that utilize state of the art construction techniques and materials. It is this commitment that ensures their continued success in building affordable, high-quality, eco-friendly homes designed for today’s modern family. HOME FEATURES • Family home office with tandem work stations will help keep even the busiest of households organized • Finished walkout basement with a family game room

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5,300 square feet | 4 bedrooms | 3 1/2 baths | 3-car garage | finished basement

Replicating design features of a bygone era is only part of what makes New England Homes different. New England believes that building a new home should be a time of enjoyment for the customer and works alongside them every step of the way. The result is modern functionality, traditional design appeal and lasting value.

Established in 1962, P&D Builder’s reputation for excellence is driven by four key principles: attention to detail, superior product quality, exceptional service, and enduring value. As a result, consistent client referrals and vendor loyalty have contributed to their success as one of central Ohio’s largest custom home builders. Managed by four partners, each with unique areas of expertise, the staff provides a complete design build experience for every client.

Founded in 1976, M/I Homes has established an exemplary reputation based on a strong commitment to superior customer service, innovative design, quality construction and premium locations. One of the nation’s largest homebuilders, they serve a broad segment of the housing market including first-time, moveup, luxury and empty-nester buyers. 2011 marks M/I Homes’ 26th year of participation in the BIA Parade of Homes.

HOME FEATURES • Flowing floorplan provides ample space for entertaining but functionality for family living HOME FEATURES HOME FEATURES • Connecticut-style farmhouse with wrap-around porch and • Rustic yet refined French-country style gives the home • Craftsman Architecture Design carriage style garage unique personality • Elegant handcrafted wood trim details • Finished basement with a wine-cellar and vintage-style decor • Stone-wrapped farmhouse island in the gourmet kitchen • Four fireplaces create a cozy feel • Secluded outdoor living area takes advantage of the homes • Second floor bedrooms each have their own unique person• Grand owner’s retreat with dramatic entries, sitting area and natural surroundings ality including a special “Princess Retreat” 3-sided fireplace

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4,600 square feet | 4 bedrooms | 3 1/2 baths | 2-car side-load garage with additional 1-car garage | finished lower level

4,230 square feet | 4 bedrooms | 3 full and 2 half baths 3-car garage

3,524 square feet | 5 beds and 4 1/2 baths | 3-car garage 2,000 additional space in finished basement

Rockford Homes builds over 20 single-family home designs and offers 7 condominium communities with distinctive floor plans created for a convenient, easy lifestyle. We’ve also built a reputation for quality, trust and value that has made us Central Ohio’s largest family-owned builder and earned us the 2007, 2008, 2009 and now the 2010 Consumer’s Choice Award. HOME FEATURES • Owner’s suite with private balcony overlooking the wooded lot • Gourmet designer kitchen with glass wall dining area • Two-story great room with built-ins and fireplace • Walkout lower level with wet bar and access to outdoor living area

Choosing the right builder is important - to get the home you want, and to protect and make the most of your investment. The ease, honesty and professionalism of The Tuckerman Home Group will give you those assurances. Our reputation lives with your home.

Weaver Custom Homes is proud to partner with Mullet Cabinets and Andreas Furniture, bringing Amish craftsmanship to Olentangy Falls. This sophisticated, open plan was designed by the Keiser Design Group in collaboration with the Weaver team. Headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, for over 50 years, Weaver has earned a reputation for building finely detailed luxury homes and HOME FEATURES • Large, open great room with windows overlooking the wood- lasting quality. Their extensive in-house design team offers stateof-the-art interactive floor plans allowing clients to see their cused landscape tom home in 3-D before it’s built. • Ideal home for families with rear mudroom, kids half-bath, first floor laundry and study adjacent to kitchen HOME FEATURES • Master suite located one-half level below kid’s space for • Weaver Custom Homes signature sliding barn doors create a added privacy dramatic entrance to the main floor family resource room • Lower-level entertainment area with 110” projection screen • Tiered outdoor living spaces perfect for unwinding and TV relaxing while enjoying the natural setting

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SURvIVe. Ohio State University men’s basketball forward Jared Sullinger sits with top student fundraisers at Olentangy’s Wyandot Run Elementary school. Sullinger ran a clinic for the winning students in May.

OSU’s Jared Sullinger hosts basketball clinic for fundraiser winners Ohio State University basketball forward Jared Sullinger on May 10 hosted a mini basketball clinic at Olentangy’s Wyandot Run Elementary School. The clinic was for the school’s top student fundraisers for the American Heart Association’s “Hoops for Heart” event. The winning class raised $1,620, which was part of the total $14,234 raised. Olentangy communications director Brianne Harman said in an e-mail to ThisWeek that the clinic was “a great success. … The children truly had a wonderful and unique experience!”

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Patriots boys, Braves girls lose in semifinals By PAUL BATTERSON ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Jimmy Chickerella clearly was frustrated after the Olentangy Liberty High School boys lacrosse team lost to Worthington Kilbourne 8-5 in a Division I Central Region semifinal on May 25. “I felt like we could have gone a lot further in the tournament,” said the senior midfielder, whose team finished 13-5 overall.

“(Winning the OCC-Ohio Division title) means we have our place in history in the school, but we didn’t reach our full potential. Maybe in time this won’t sting as much.” Chickerella still was part of a strong season by the Patriots. After winning eight games in the 2008 and 2009 seasons combined, the Patriots won 25 games over the past two years and won the OCC-Ohio this spring at 50.

The Patriots looked like they were heading for a regional final after taking a 2-0 lead against last year’s state runner-up, but the Wolves outscored Liberty 50 in the second quarter for a three-goal lead at halftime. “In the first quarter, we were dictating our offense, but we needed to play all four quarters,” coach Eric O’Brien said. “In the second quarter, we didn’t show up. We kept chipping away at that lead in the second half, but

it’s hard to play when you are down.” The Patriots and the Olentangy girls squad, which lost to Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown 17-9 in a Division II North/Central Region semifinal on May 24, were the final two school district lacrosse teams eliminated from the postseason. The Liberty boys captured their first league title since 2005, finishing ahead of Olentangy (51), New Albany (4-2), Hilliard

Darby (2-3), Hilliard Bradley (2-4), Orange (1-5) and Gahanna (1-5). “Any time the word champion is beside your name always feels good,” O’Brien said. The Patriots lose seniors Chickerella, Tyler Mosley, Tyler Specht and Grant Woods from the midfield, goalkeeper Evan Finley, Andrew Gainor and Ben Lando from the defense and Taylor Hudson, Patrick Melick, Jimmy Ruska and Dave South-

wick from the attack. Ruska, the OCC-Ohio Player of the Year, Chickerella and Lando were first-team all-OCC. Melick and Specht were second-team allOCC. Junior Corey Menninger and freshmen Patrick Bruck and Tucker Sexton should return to the attack. Juniors Austin Bull, Tyler Hartwell and Zach Lando and sophomores Jake Rakich See LACROSSE, page C4

Track & Field

Liberty thrower has discus plan for state meet By PAUL BATTERSON ThisWeek Community Newspapers

By Lorrie Cecil/ThisWeek

Joey Uhle of Liberty soars skyward on a pole vault attempt during the Division I regional meet May 25 at Pickerington North. Uhle placed second by clearing 15 feet, 6 inches and advanced to state.

Olentangy Liberty High School senior Grant Cartwright realizes he will be at a disadvantage in the Division I boys discus competition in the state track and field meet at noon Saturday, June 4, at Ohio State. Cartwright is seeded 16th at state after a fourth-place finish (145 feet, 2 inches) in the regional meet May 25 at Pickerington North. However, he isn’t worried about state. “My dad (Guy Cartwright) taught me a little bit about meditation and it helps clear my mind of everything except what I’m doing in that moment,” Cartwright said. “It’s not about winning or losing. It’s about doing my best in that moment.” Cartwright wasn’t the only thrower from the school district to advance to state. Olentangy’s Adaora Anunike and Orange’s Katelyn Daniels both advanced in the girls shot put and discus. Liberty tied New Albany for third (33 points) in the boys meet, behind co-champions Westerville North and Thomas Worthington (37). Olentangy tied Gahanna for 23rd (13) and Orange didn’t score. In the girls meet, Olentangy was 12th (17.5) and Orange was 13th (17) behind champion Reynoldsburg (88), while Liberty didn’t score. Cartwright joined senior twins Joey and Chris Uhle as the Patriots’state qualifiers. Joey, who set the state record in

the pole vault by clearing 17-0 at district May 14, was second (15-6) and Chris, the defending state champion, was third (15-6) based on misses behind Gahanna’s Jake Blankenship (16-0). Chris Uhle also qualified for state in the 800 meters by placing third in 1 minute, 53.3 seconds. The top four in each regional event advanced to state. Cartwright will be making his first appearance at state. Last year, he finished fourth in the shot put at district (47-7) but slipped to 12th at regional (45-3 1/2). “My focus for the state meet started at the end of regionals last year. As soon as winter came, all of my focus was on going to state,” said Cartwright, who finished fifth in the shot put at regional (50-2) and missed qualifying for state by 10.5 inches. “I didn’t expect to go in the discus, but I was just as happy to go in discus as anything else.” •Daniels is seeded eighth in the shot put after placing second (41-7 3/4) at regional and 11th in the discus after placing third (123-4). To move up at state, Daniels said she must keep pushing herself. “Today was just about getting one good throw in,” said Daniels, whose best throws in the discus and shot put were her first ones. “(At state) I will be trying to perform my absolute best. “What happened to me in shot put was I stopped competing once I saw I was going to get there. I wasn’t fully See TRACK, page C2


Pioneers expect to have experienced lineup in 2012 By SCOTT HENNEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Phil Callaghan isn’t sure what to make of his first season as coach of the Olentangy Orange High School baseball team. The Pioneers finished 19-9 overall, losing to host Grove City 16-8 on May 16 in a Division I district semifinal. It was the program’s first trip to a district semifinal, and eighth-seeded Orange also won its first postseason game with a 7-0 victory over Hilliard Darby on May 11 after having an opening-round bye. “I’m not sure we’ll be able to figure out how much we improved this year until we come back next year,” said Callaghan, who has a career record of 479149 after also coaching at De-

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ORANGE •Record: 19-9 overall, 9-5 (second) in OCC-Capital •Seniors lost: Vince Chickerella, Joe Haskins, Jared Leet, Louie Lobello and Jeff Peters •Key returnees: Brai Beckel, Anthony Mancini, Billy McCague, Cole McCurry, Paul Trick and Luke Wolford

Sales and Dublin Scioto. “Probably the story of the season was a new beginning and, from my standpoint, the incredible talent and outstanding kids we had on the team. I would not have been able to predict that we would have such quality kids who had

so much talent. “We were 19-9 and I think we could have easily won 24 games. The kids were outstanding to work with every day in practice. I think the big improvement for us might not be from day one of practice to the end of the season, but in the transition from year one to year two.” Orange finished second (9-5) in the OCC-Capital, behind New Albany and ahead of Mount Vernon and Watkins Memorial (both 8-5), Delaware (6-7), Big Walnut and Hilliard Bradley (both 6-8) and Franklin Heights (0-13). The Pioneers had five seniors in infielder Vince Chickerella, pitcher/infielder Joe Haskins, second baseman Jared Leet, infieldSee PIONEERS, page C2

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Division I boys pole vault at state meet to be intriguing

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It almost seemed inconsequential that Gahanna High School’s Jake Blankenship won the boys pole vault during the Division I regional track and field meet. Sure, the junior equaled the meet record by clearing 16 feet, but some of the loudest applause was reserved for Pickerington Central’s Grant Hammond as he advanced to state by placing fourth but then winning a jump-off with Westerville Central’s Charlie Moushey. “That made my day,” Lions coach Ed Rarey said. That isn’t to say that Rarey wasn’t equally happy for Blankenship, whose feat enabled the Lions to avoid being left out of the state meet after capturing last year’s regional team championship. Blankenship will be Gahanna’s lone participant at Ohio State this weekend, after all. But Rarey’s joy for Hammond seemed genuine. Ditto for Blankenship’s as he watched from beneath a shaded cover while Hammond topped his personal-best with a 15-3 during the jumpoff, even if the official height remains listed at 14-6. “You want to see everyone progress and get that (personal record),” Blankenship said. “That’s what it’s all about, so you’re always happy when somebody gets theirs.” Standing beside the pit and looking up on a sunny, windy afternoon during the regional competition May 25 at Pickerington North, I can easily see the appeal of the event. Scaling that bar is not totally unlike reaching the summit of Mount Everest. The pole vault is the mountain of prep sports, in a way. So whether it’s you or somebody else, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of seeing an individual accomplish what he or she might have once thought impossible. “Pole vaulters are a very tight-knit group,” Rarey said. “They look out for each other and support each other in good times and bad. They’re like a family.” If so, then prepare for a true sibling rivalry when the pole vault is contested at state on Saturday, June 4. Appropriately enough, the competition is scheduled to begin at high noon. The leading contenders all hail from central Ohio. They include Joey Uhle of Olentangy Liberty and his twin brother, Chris, who finished second and third, respectively. Both seniors struggled somewhat with both clearing 15-6. Joey first set the regional record last year and currently is the all-divisions state record-holder after he went 17-0 in the district 2 meet May 17 at Hilliard Bradley. Chris cleared a then-record 16-9 to win last year’s state title. And then there’s Blankenship, who temporar-

ily held the state record after he went 16-10 to win the OCCOhio Division title last month. He was a mere afterthought entering the season and that could make him the sentimental favorite at state, if nothing else. As much as most people seem to enjoy climbing the highest KURTIS object around, they probably ADAMS enjoy seeing an underdog prevail even more. “The state champ will come from this region,” Rarey said. “There’s nobody else even close.” The real question might be whether fans will witness another state record because the bar clearly has been raised by the likes of the Uhle brothers. It was only four years ago that their older sibling, Mike, won a second consecutive state championship by clearing 15-4. In 2004, Cincinnati LaSalle’s Mike Chia topped the state field at 14-9, a relatively modest height by today’s standards that would have placed him seventh in last year’s state meet. It’s been a rough spring locally for high school sports, so I for one am hoping to see the state record fall once again. That might help us all forget the lousy weather, for starters, not to mention the details of Harvest Prep’s troubles with the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Area football coaches and school administrators alike were divided over the competitive balance issue and subsequent narrow vote, too, rejecting changes to the way teams are assigned to postseason tournaments. And just last week, Marysville became the latest school district to put athletics on the chopping block if a levy isn’t passed. Much of the news hasn’t been good during the final season of the 2010-11 school year, so perhaps seeing an achievement of that proportion would send us all into the summer with a smile on our faces. In might remind us what prep sports are all about, to borrow a phrase from Blankenship. He, too, is hoping to see another state record set. And his attitude surely will be no different even if he’s not the one standing atop the podium. “Chris and Joey are both seniors, so a part of me wants them to have it,” Blankenship said. “We’re all good friends, though, so I’m sure they probably feel the same way. If I had a chance to win it and break the record doing it, they’d be right there cheering me on.”

Olentangy’s Joshua Perry competes in the long jump during the Division I regional meet May 25 at Pickerington North. Perry finished third to advance to state.


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Continued from page C1 into it any more. I can’t do that (at state).” Daniels was district champion in the high jump after clearing 5-0, but she failed to clear the opening height at regional. “I didn’t have the right attitude,” Daniels said. “Before I even started to compete I just decided I wasn’t going to make it. That was exactly what happened. It’s just disappointing knowing I could have done better.” •Olentangy junior Joshua Perry is heading back to state in the long jump, but last year’s runner-up isn’t particularly thrilled with how he got there. Perry is seeded 13th after placing third (21-8 1/2) at regional. “I’m not particularly happy, but I advanced to state and that’s all that matters,” said Perry, whose personal best of 23-3 would seed him third at state. “I need to be more consistent on my approach and better at landing and improve my takeoff.” Last year, Perry placed second (21-10 3/4) at regional. He also was second at state (22-10), behind Massillon Washington’s Devin Smith (23-4 1/2). Perry missed qualifying for state in the 110 hurdles, finish-

Below are the state qualifiers for the Liberty, Olentangy and Orange track & field teams with regional event, place and time/distance/height: LIBERTY BOYS — Grant Cartwright: discus (fourth, 145-2); Chris Uhle: 800 (third, 1:53.3), pole vault (third, 15-6); Joey Uhle: pole vault (second, 15-6) GIRLS — None Other regional results: BOYS — Cartwright: shot put (fifth, 50-2); Andrew Johnston: 3,200 (fifth, 9:26.91); Jim Pappas: 1,600 (11th, 4:33.06) GIRLS — Melinda Hersey: pole vault (tied for 11th, 9-6); Jordan Waterhouse: shot put (11th, 32-10 1/4); Halee Wex: shot put (12th, 32-1 3/4); discus (tied for 14th, 93-11) OLENTANGY BOYS — Joshua Perry: long jump (third, 21-8 1/2) GIRLS — Adaora Anunike: discus (second, 124-7), shot put (third, 38-1 1/2)

Other regional results: BOYS — Claude Mbemba: discus (ninth, 132-0); Colin McShane: 400 (12th, 51.28); Perry: 110 hurdles (sixth, 15.15); Bryan Young: shot put (11th, 44-3); 400 relay: Bryce Cheek, Colin McShane, Anthony Outley and Perry (fifth, 43.39) GIRLS — Whitney Bice: pole vault (tied for sixth, 10-0); Brittany Simmons: high jump (tied for seventh, 4-10), 100 hurdles (12th, 16.59), 300 hurdles (15th, 49.88); Gabi Smith: pole vault (ninth, 10-0); 800 relay: Alexandra Hubbard, Courtney Simmons, Marinice Bauman and Ganiru Anunike (14th, 1:48.46) ORANGE BOYS — None GIRLS — Katelyn Daniels: discus (third, 123-4), shot put (second, 41-7 3/4) Other regional results: BOYS — Zach Warner: high jump (no height) GIRLS — Mary McLain: long jump (15th, 15-8 1/2); Megan Reiter: high jump (sixth, 5-0); 3,200 relay: Jillian Barnett, Morgan Browning, Brooke Pulkrabek and Alana Stillion (12th, 10:07.99)

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“It helps knowing that I have done that before,” he said. “I know what to expect from the pressure of being on the big stage.”

Scott Hennen contributed to this report.

PIONEERS Continued from page C1 er/pitcher Louie Lobello and pitcher Jeff Peters. Haskins was first-team alldistrict and all-league as a pitcher, going 6-2. Leet was first-team all-league, hitting .442. “It’s hard to replace a Joe Haskins, who was first-team all-district, and a Jared Leet, who probably has most records for the program,” Callaghan said. “Then you add in a Louie Lobello, who would have been in the thick of our pitching staff, playing third base and being our fourth or fifth hitter before he broke his hand in the preseason. But he’s going to take his talents to play at Marietta. “Jeff Peters will play at Ohio Dominican and both Vince and

Joe (Haskins) will be going into honors programs at Ohio State. This was just a great group of seniors.” Junior shortstop Luke Wolford set the program record for batting average in a season by hitting .474. He also was 4-1 as a pitcher to earn first-team alldistrict and all-league honors. Sophomore Paul Trick, a third baseman, batted .446 and was second-team all-league. “It felt good to make it this far because of the hard work we did in the offseason as a team,” Trick said. “We need to keep doing that and make sure we pick each other up.” Trick and Wolford are two of nine potential starters that the Pioneers expect to return. The others are juniors Brai Beckel

(C), Bill McCague (DH; special mention all-league), Cole McCurry (CF; honorable mention all-league), Anthony Mancini (RF) and Lucas Poole (LF) as well as sophomore Brady Harris (1B) and freshman Matt Smith (OF/2B). Others expected back are juniors Ryan Black (OF), Ryan Benecke (INF/OF), David Kaiser (C) and Michael Lindell (INF) and freshman Alec McCurry (OF/C). “The reality is that it leaves us with nine returning starters and you expect big things when that happens,” Callaghan said. “We have a chance to be that much better next season.”

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Sports briefs Crew Juniors holding tryouts The Columbus Crew’s community affiliated youth soccer club, the Crew Juniors-Phoenix, is holding tryouts for boys and girls ages 6 to 18. For more information, visit ixCrewJuniors or call (614) 370-9485.

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Swimming signings Olentangy Liberty High School swimmers Alexa Kaufman and Dmitry Dolgov recently signed their college letters of intent to swim at the University of Tampa and Ohio State. Joining them for the ceremony were (from left) Kaufman’s brother, Max, and parents Jeanine and Len, and Dolgov’s parents, Svetlana and Vladimir.

Griffin to speak at charity football camp Former Ohio State running back Archie Griffin will be the featured speaker at the annual Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp on June 26 at Otterbein University. The camp is a fundraiser for Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation, which provides financial support for brain tumor research and families living

with pediatric cancer. The one-day camp is open to student-athletes entering grades 9-12 this fall. Athletes will be divided into small groups to receive instruction in offensive and defensive skills from volunteer coaches. To register for the camp, visit

Former Ohio State basketball players Jon Diebler and David Lighty will help direct the fourth annual Buckeye Stars Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 27-29 at Worthington Kilbourne High School. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 18. For more information and registration, visit or call (888) 3892267.

GCSTO offering free swim lessons The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio (GCSTO)

is offering free swimming lessons to underprivileged children on June 4 and 9 and July 2 at the Gahanna swimming pool. GCSTO also will award scholarships to participants based on their financial need and family status. For more information or to sign up, contact GCSTO instructor Erin Harris at or (614) 5822597.

Ready offering summer camps Ready High School is offering various sports camps this summer. Boys basketball camps are scheduled June 8-10 for fourththrough sixth-graders (9 a.m. to noon) and ninth-graders (1 to 4 p.m.), and June 20-23 for seventh- and eighth-graders (1 to 4 p.m.). Girls basketball camp for fourth- through eighth-graders is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon June 27-30. Football camp for fifththrough eighth-graders is scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 13-17.

Volleyball camps are scheduled June 7-10 for seventh- and eighth-graders (6 to 8 p.m.), June 20-22 for fourth- through sixth-graders (10 a.m. to noon) and ninth-graders (8 to 10 p.m.), and July 12-15 for fourth- through sixth-graders (6 to 8 p.m.). Wrestling camp for fourththrough 12th-graders is scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 7-10. For more information and registration forms, visit Ready’s website ( or call the athletics department at (614) 276-5263.

Capital to hold softball camps Capital University softball coach Nan Payne will direct camps this summer for girls entering grades 5-12. The schedule includes a day camp June 13-16, hitting and bunting camps June 13, 21 and 22, a residential camp July 4-7 and a mini-camp Aug. 8-9. For more information, contact Payne at (614) 236-6487 or Camp brochures are available at

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LACROSSE Continued from page C1 and Shane Rakich should be back in the midfield. Sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Stark should return to the defense along with juniors Austin Fenstermaker, Zach Hedrick, Peter Leonetti, John McKay and Phil Osolinski and freshman Daryian Davies. Stark, Bull and Osolinski were second-team all-OCC and McKay was honorable mention. •Trailing by a goal at the start of the second half, the Olentangy girls team thought it was in position to win its Division II North/Central regional semifinal against Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown on May 24. First-year coach Chelsea Huguenard described what happened in the next 20 minutes as a complete collapse, leading to the Blazers’ 17-9 victory. “In the second half, everything fell apart. They won every single draw,” said Huguenard, whose team finished with a 134 record. “When that happens, you’re going to lose the game. There are only so many times you can turn the ball over on the defense side. When we did get the ball to the attack we were scoring, but we just didn’t have the opportunity to have the ball on attack very often.” The 13 wins matched the most in program history. In 2005, the Braves won the Division II state championship with a 14-13 win over Mason to finish 13-9 overall. Olentangy had lost in the first round of the postseason every season since then, until this year. The Braves beat Richfield Revere 11-8 on May 19 in the first round of the tournament. Olentangy captured the OCCOhio title with a 6-0 record, finishing ahead of Orange (3-2) and Liberty (3-2), Hilliard Davidson (3-3), Dublin Jerome (2-4), Bradley (2-4) and Dublin Scioto (1-5). Olentangy loses seniors Alyssa Harle, Tayce Hutta, Wei Wei Lu, Hannah Olenick and Abby Weil from the defense, Natalie Milliron from the midfield and Melissa Gundling, Emily Rutledge and Kait Sherry from the attack. Gundling was first-team allOCC and second-team all-region. Olenick and Rutledge were second-team all-league and Milliron was honorable mention. Freshman goalkeeper Emily Petrole and juniors Lizzy Bargdill and Jordan Endres are expected to return to the defense.

Junior attacker Ari Yant should return, while juniors Dani Bullock and Amy Gundling, sophomore Kate Huter and freshman Mackenzie Freeman should be back in the midfield. Bargdill and Amy Gundling were firstteam all-OCC and Endres was on the second team. “We had a great group of girls this year,” Huguenard said. “They were willing to re-learn everything and go over everything. We did what we did this year because they were willing to give it 110 percent. They wanted to win.” •After winning five consecutive games, the Olentangy boys team closed the season with losses to Liberty 18-6 on May 13 and to New Albany 12-5 in the first round of the Division II Central Region tournament on May 20. The Braves finished 11-8, their most wins since 2008. “We had some ups and downs in the last week or so,” said firstyear coach Michael Kinney, whose team had beaten New Albany 12-11 in triple overtime on April 1. “I think it took its toll on the kids emotionally.” The Braves lose nine seniors in Michael Bower, Alex Culp, Michael Dannenhauer and Lew Staum from the midfielder, John Moore, Tyler Sangster and Andrew Stegmann from the attack and Quinn Freeman and Kyle Moses from the defense. Moses, the program’s first all-American, and Stegmann were firstteam all-OCC. Junior Nick Kane and freshman Cole Palmby should compete for the goalkeeper spot next season, and juniors Jacob Eichler and Austin Held, sophomores David Ketter and Tate Stover and freshman Jonah Gutentag should return to the defense. Juniors Jeff Hunt, Jacob Kaelin, Brad Steen and Josh Stein and sophomores Austin Lilly, Jeff Simmons and Roman Zingarelli are expected to return to the midfield. Junior Fritz Kigar and sophomores Mitch Newell and Lukas Smith should return to the attack. Stein was first-team allOCC and Stover was honorable mention. “I’d give this season a B-plus because we still have room to grow,” Kinney said. “But if you look at the progress that we made, it was a great success.” •After defeating Delaware 174 in a May 16 play-in game of the Division I North/Central Region tournament, the Liberty

LIBERTY BOYS •Record: 13-5 overall, 5-0 (first) in OCC-Ohio •Seniors lost: Jimmy Chickerella, Evan Finley, Andrew Gainor, Taylor Hudson, Ben Lando, Patrick Melick, Tyler Mosley, Jimmy Ruska, Dave Southwick, Tyler Specht and Grant Woods •Key returnees: Austin Bull, John McKay, Corey Menninger and Tyler Stark

LIBERTY GIRLS •Record: 10-4-1 overall, 3-2 (tied for second) in OCC-Ohio •Seniors lost: Brooke Chambers, Sydney Powell, Izsie Robinson and Hayley Schultz •Key returnees: Eileen Barrett, Alexis Ecker, Tori Springer and Kylee Wetterauer OLENTANGY BOYS •Record: 11-8 overall, 5-1 (second) in OCC-Ohio •Seniors lost: Michael Bower, Alex Culp, Michael Dannenhauer, Quinn Freeman, John Moore, Kyle Moses, Tyler Sang-

ster, Lew Staum and Andrew Stegmann •Key returnees: Austin Held, Nick Kane, Austin Lilly, Josh Stein and Roman Zingarelli OLENTANGY GIRLS •Record: 13-3 overall, 6-0 (first) in OCC-Ohio •Seniors lost: Melissa Gundling, Alyssa Harle, Tayce Hutta, Wei Wei Lu, Natalie Milliron, Hannah Olenick, Emily Rutledge, Kait Sherry and Abby Weil •Key returnees: Lizzy Bargdill, Dani Bullock, Jordan Endres, Mackenzie Freeman, Amy Gundling, Kate Huter, Emily Petrole and Ari Yant

girls lost to Thomas Worthington 21-10 in the first round on May 18. Coach Abby Stierman said she had no regrets about the season. “We did a lot this year. We had the best record in school history, we beat a lot of the teams who beat us last year and we finished strong every game,” said Stierman, whose team finished 10-4-1 overall. The Patriots reached the 10win mark for the second time. Liberty finished 10-7 in 2008. After going a combined 1318 over the past two years, senior midfielder Brooke Chambers sensed something was different about this team. “This team has definitely been the closest I’ve been on in lacrosse. We’ve always had sort of an iffy season, but this year we just kept winning and winning,” Chambers said. “We started to

get the wheel turning. Everyone started to realize, ‘Hey this could be a good year, so let’s keep working at it.’” The Patriots lose Chambers, defender Sydney Powell and goalkeepers Izsie Robinson and Hayley Schultz to graduation. Chambers (37 goals and two assists) and Powell (39 interceptions) were second-team allOCC. Expected to return to the midfield are juniors Alexis Ecker and Kylee Wetterauer and sophomores Taylor Boll, Morgan Mallory and Macy Mullen. Expected to return to the attack are juniors Jessica Moelsein, Mallory Murphy and Casey Parrish and sophomores Eileen Barrett, Rachel Henderson, Agata Porcu and Jayne Van Schaik. Juniors Tori Springer and Morgan Woods and sophomores Natalie Durtchi and Sabra Funderburg should re-

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Annual Community Sale Wynstone Subdivision June 3 & 4, 9am-? Off S. Old State Rd, btwn Lazelle & Polaris Pkwy Garage Sale - Benefiting Pelotonia/Cancer Re search. Where: The Oaks at Highland Lakes, 5220 Si erra Dr., Westerville, 43082. When: Fri., 6/3 and Sat., 6/4 from 9-2 What: LOTS of furniture, baby items, toys, books, kitchenware, bikes, housewares, home decor, bedding. Good quality, brand name items!

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The Homestead Exemption provides a reduction in Property taxes to any senior or disabled citizen, on the dwelling that is that individual’s principal place of residence. The reduction is equal to the taxes that would be charged on up to $25,000 of the market value of an eligible taxpayer’s homestead. To receive the homestead exemption you must be • 65 years of age during the year you first file or • Be permanently and totally disabled • Own and have occupied your home as your principal place of residence on Jan. 1st of the year in which you file the application. To receive an application go to the Auditor’s Home Page ( under the online forms tab or the form can be obtained from the Auditor’s Office. Please call the Auditor’s Office with questions at 740-833-2900. Remember: the Form must be received in our office by Monday, June 6, 2011 George Kaitsa Delaware County Auditor






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HUGE POWELL MULTI-DIVISION SALE June 3 & 4, 9am-3pm. Liberty Lakes, Lakes of Po well, Woods of Sawmill off of Salisbury & Presidential btwn. Old Sawmill & Liberty Rd. Dining set plus buffet, kids stuff, clothing & H/H items.

start $9/hr Full time plus OT available Some temp to hire

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For medical weight loss clinic. Attractive pay compensation based upon exp. Malpractice ins. paid. Retirees welcome. For more info call: 614-371-5295 or email resume to:

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for Lovejoy’s Market IGA

Commercial PT, FT. All shifts avail. M-F, wkends. Good pay! 614-734-1400

Immediate Openings; Downtown Primary Care Clinic Part time/full time positions, flexible scheduling, no calls/weekends. Great base pay with performance bonus; email -

Huge Grage Sale Saturday Only June 4, 9a3p. 1445 Boswall Dr, Cols. 43085. Lots of kids toys, clothes, furniture (crib & matt), highchair, pack n play & much more!!



Rj Boll Management seeks a fulltime property manag er. Portfolio includes, gen eral office, medical, & warehouse. Forward re sume with salary require ments to


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Amsted Rail Company - Griffin Wheel 3900 Bixby Road Groveport, Ohio 43125 Griffin Wheel wishes to thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Cemetery Fairview Memorial Park SR 23 Del., OH. 2 burial spaces, 2 vaults. Can be reloc. in same park. Make offer. 614-882-2368 Two Cemetery Plots in Garden of Devotion Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. $1500 ea. 631-537-3394

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC black and tan and BLACK pups! Family farm raised, POP. See more at www.mohawkcree Call or text 740-502-(1923 or 4055)

Pets & Livestock

Shih Tzu Puppies Female - 8 Wks. White w/choc, Choc w/white, White/Black. 1st shots, wormed, P.O.P. Located near Polaris Mall. $350$375. Cash or Paypal. Call or text - 614-260-7702. Email:

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GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS AKC. POP, 1st shts & wrmd, vet chk, 30 mins. N. of Polaris. $350 each. 419946-2848; www.glory CATAHOULA MASTIFFS 13 wks, 4 F, shots/ wormed, ready for new homes! Leopard & all blk, crate trained, potty training begun, parents reg. POP $500 obo. 614-933-0578

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MUST SELL THIS WEEK! Travel Trailer 2010, 39-ft, 2 BR, dbl slide-out, 2 ACs, W/D, awning, tri axle, fully loaded, like new! $24,300. 937-536-0523

Tranquil Country Living Ridgewood Senior Villas 55+ Senior Living, $549 mo. 2 bed/2 bath homes, attached garages. Pet Friendly! 1065 E Beal Ave., Bucyrus. Call 419-562-8737. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.

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Basement Problems Solved www.buckeyespecialized .com (614)203-0761


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


Don’t go broke finishing your basement! Quality work by experienced professionals. Insured. Refs. avail. Call Steve 614-571-2093 aaprogressivedrywall PAINTING, & HANDYMAN John, 614-260-2860

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Vitullo/Cautela Concrete/Flatwork Drives/Patios/Walks Repair/Install Call Dan 614-570-7867

Drywall & Plaster Repair Textured Ceilings

Affordable Prices! Call Randy (614) 551-6963

DRIVEWAY SPECIAL, Patios, Stamped/Color, Lic/Bonded/Ins, Visa/MC BBB, 614-794-0207 Driveways, Patio’s & more

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JWC Electrical "No job too small" Lic/Ins, Res/Comm, Senior disc, 614-296-0902

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

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Ceiling fans, Electrical, Phone & Cable Jacks, 30+Yrs., 614-478-2100

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ZUMBA*15 Min.Abs Polaris 11AM ONLY $22 Call: (614) 645-5330 Clintonville T&Thr. 6:50pm $25/8 wk session start 6/14 Call: (614) 645-3217

Gutters - Roofing - Siding Your Exterior Specialists! Continuous Gutters & Gutter guard Gutters cleaned out and tuned up. Free Estimates 614-444-0000

Excel Remodeling: roofing, siding, windows, doors, flooring, drywall Services all of Central Ohio Special discounts available 614-584-6596

AAA AFFORDABLE Dumpsters. Do you have junk, trash, yard waste, roofing? We can help you! We have 5-20 yard dumpsters. Call Today Visa/MC Accepted Dave & Becky: 614-476-3626 1-800-GOT-JUNK? (1-800-468-5865) We bring the labor! Home or office AFFORDABLE HAULING Trash, Brush, Junk Dumpsters Available Call today! Haul 2 -Day! 614-471-6444

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OUTDOOR PROPERTY SERVICES LLC *Mowing*Landscaping* *Tree Work* *Powerwashing, & more Free Estimates. Insured 614-859-8993 û YARD DESIGN, LLC û Spring cleanup, flower bed design, edging. Mowing $30.00 per cut, up to an acre, & mulching Want To Do It Yourself WE DELIVER! Call Tony for a FREE Estimate - 614-778-7515



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PRECISION 1 Serving Central Ohio Since 1986! Interior specials! 10% off with this ad. Spruce up your interior this winter. 614-833-6000 "A" Rating on Angies List! PERSONAL TOUCH Int/Ext. & Faux Painting Wallpaper, Ins. Free est. 614-793-1925 or 260-4222

All In One Plumbing "One Call Does It ALL" $25 off labor with ad CC Accepted (614)801-7508

Handley Plumbing Snake Drains, Outdoor Spigots, Downspouts 614-622-7352, 876-9681 Licensed & Insured ûFree Ests. û Call Today! Karl (614) 313-7806



LANDSCAPE Mowing, Trimming, pruning, full ground maintenance. Pavers. Sod & Seed. Bobcat Service. Call DAN 614-570-7867 "CLASSIC LANDSCAPES " Spring Clean Up, Pruning, Mulch, Paver Brick Patios /Walkways, Design/Install FREE EST, 614-332-1498


BJ’S MOWER REPAIR & SERVICE Mower Tune-Up Specials $95(Riding), $65(Push) (614)471-3624

CUSTOM COLORS 4-YEAR WARRANTY FREE Gutter Cleaning & Powerwash with an Exterior Contract. Angie’s List , BBB,

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

BENCHMARK ROOFING Windows, Siding, Gutters & Toppers. All work Guaranteed. BBB, Licensed/Insured 90 & 180 SAC Financing Visa/MC/DC/AX Free Est. 614-236-2000

A Job Well Done Again Repair Specialists/Chimneys

614-235-1819 Roofing, Siding, Gutters FREE INSPECTIONS Licensed, Insured, Bonded

614-236-2000 PRECISION 1 Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows, Insulation. www.precision1home 614-578-3026

" FREE ROOF " Proudly Serv Since 1981 We do ALL & 4 less! Residential: $25-$35/cut Bus/Apt: 25%(Off 2010 $$) 614-457-0858, 747-3031


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Pavers/Stone Retaining Walls, Bobcat, Pergolas, Decks, Fences, BBB Visa/MC, 614-794-0207


• 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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DAN FEW CONCRETE 38 Years in Central Ohio. Drives, Walks, Pole Bldg, BB courts. Lic/Bond/Ins. Call 614-575-8561 Full Interior/Exterior Auto Detailing & Reconditioning, Chip & Scratch repair, Up holstery cleaning & repair. Call for appt: 614-570-7867

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CALL THE EXPERTS CALL ME FIRST! 7 days a week. CASH for your CARS $250-1000!!! Running or Not. Pay top $DOLLAR$ 614-778-5660

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Holiday Rambler Endeavor ’98, 38’ Diesel Pusher, kitchen slide, mid-entry, 78k mi, all new Michelin tires, many extras. $49,500 614-7660588 or


Chow Chow Pups, AKC Labradoodles Reg. 1 Black & 1 White Fe F1B, Apricots, Creams, male, Born 1/10/11 Blk Fe male, Wormed, Good Tem - Chocolates, Selling Now! Ready for homes June 1st. perament, 7 Mo Old fe All shots, Hlth Guar. Please male, Champ Blood Line call Lou Ann or visit us at $500.ea 614-428-4779 German Shepard Puppies (614)623-5248. Black & Tan, some Black, spectacular dogs, Mother ROTTWEILER PUPS. & Father on site. 6 weeks AKC Registered; Born old females 300.00 4-2-2011; POP; 1 male males - 350.00 to see, $500; 7 females $400; call 740-272-0293 or e-mail large beautiful puppies; call 740-341-6006; please leave message Advertise

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ON CHARLES MILL LAKE 2BR cabin, water view, heat/air, vaulted ceilings, fplc., wooded setting, deck. Dock privileges, $72,500. È419-989-0584.

Westerville Schools. Sunny, spacious townhome near Polaris available NOW! Immacu late, end-unit townhome with lots of windows and 1,300 sq. feet of living space is available IMMEDI ATELY! Owner is relocat ing, so you can take over short-term lease (until Dec. 2011 or you can extend). No need to pay move-in costs; owner has paid those. Rent is $1,220/ month. Attached one car garage, washer/dryer hook-up, 2 large bed rooms, 2.5 baths, ceiling fans, covered front porch, shady back patio (perfect for grilling), surrounded by landscaping and side yard. Appliances like new. Right across from complex pool and fitness center.Conve niently located just three miles east of Polaris Mall in The Woods of Polaris. Westerville Schools. Walk ing distance to Meijer, close to bike paths, gro cery stores, restaurants, and day-care center.Move anytime in June! Contact owner to view townhome. jaynamiller@columbus.rr.c om, or 614-787-4514

BUDGET PRO Insurance Specialists Roofing, Siding, Gutters 614-237-4187 $179.95 per sq. installed tear-off  shingles  labor and guarantee included  Call 614-236-2450 HUGHES Roofing/Siding/Gutters Lic.-bonded-insured. BBB. Serving Central Oh for 30 yrs. 614-882-0811 DAYCARE PROVIDERS & PRESCHOOLS

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* VITULLO * Topsoil/Mulch (bag or bulk) delivery & installation Discount Prices. Bobcat Services. Call Dan 614-570-7867 Alexander Hauling Topsoil, Mulch, Limestone Gravel, Sand, Comtil Spreading Available Bobcat Services & Patio Excavations-(614)491-5460

TREES R US TREE SERVICE Experienced Arborist everyone can afford. Fully Insured. Excellent rating on Angie’s List FREE EST. 614-989-3437 TREE BARBER Full Tree Service 740-362-4343 or 815-0082 Proof of Ins. & Workmans Comp provided TREE & SHRUB SERVICE Tree removal. Treat, trim, save & sculpt trees. Plant advisor services available. Call 740-571-1010

614-394-4499 "#1 BUCKEYE PAINTING" Best Price, Best Quality Average Room $125 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 A Job Well Done Again Painting, Powerwashing, Stucco & Drywall Repair, Gutter Cleaning, Carpentry. Need some thing done? Just ask! (614) 235-1819 Call Today!

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• Fabulous Condo on Gorgeous Golf Course Lot! • Truberry Built • 2-Story Great Room features Direct Vent Fireplace and Sliding Door to Sunroom • Walkout Lower Level (unfinished) with Brick Paver Patio • Buyer will be able to Choose Finishes! • Photo of Model VI6809 $399,900


• Awesome Custom Home! • Den with Incredible Woodwork • 2-Story Great Room • Owner’s Suite with Balcony, Fireplace and Sitting Area • Gorgeous Lot with Mature Trees • Great Outdoor Entertaining Area with Screened Porch, Paver Patio, and Deck PR10630 $529,900


• On .84 Acres • New Roof! • Completely Updated Kitchen • Separate In-Law Suite with Private Bath, Kitchenette, and Entrance! • Nice Landscaping, Fenced Patio, Storage Shed, and 2.5-Car Garage ST12361 $199,900


• Unique and Open Floor Plan! • First Floor Laundry • Spacious Owner’s Suite with Vaulted Ceiling and Spacious Walk-in Closet • Finished Lower Level • Great Room with Gas Fireplace and door to Large Cedar Deck • Convenient to Polaris and Freeways! AU2148 $219,900


• 2-Story with Spacious Rooms! • Outstanding Open Floor Plan • Beautifully Updated Kitchen • Gleaming Hardwood Floors • Large Owner’s Suite with Private Bath and Jacuzzi • Lots of Closet Space • Screened Porch, Basketball Court and Huge Yard MA5680 $262,900

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• Free Standing Condo • Gourmet Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets • Granite Countertops and Crown Molding • First Floor Owner’s Suite with Huge Bath and WIC • Professionally Finished LL with Full Bath and Optional 4th Bedroom • Clubhouse with Fitness Facility and Pool ED5532 $294,900


• Spectacular Home with Updated Galore! • Center Island Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances • Spacious bedrooms with Walk-in Closets • Oil Rubbed Bronze Light Fixtures • Walk-out Lower Level Leads to over 20k in Landscaping, Deck, and Paver Patio with Fire pit! RO527 $259,900


• Pristine Bob Webb Home • Kitchen with Ceramic Tile • Living Room with Cathedral Ceiling • Dining Room with 9’ Ceiling • Wood-Burning Fireplace • Finished Lower Level with Rec/Media Room GL7794 $259,900


• Unique Floor Plan! • Spacious Home with Large Fenced Backyard • Kitchen with Huge Pantry & Breakfast Bar • Large Rooms • Owner’s Suite with Walk-in Closet and Private Bath • Finished Lower Level • Convenient to Polaris and Freeways TU9166 $209,900


• Fabulous Home in Convenient Location • Kitchen with Dual Sinks and Ceramic Tile Floor • Eating Area with Glass Doors to Large Deck • Bar Open to Family Room featuring Log Direct Vent Fireplace • Lots backs to Woods with Extensive Landscaping • Near to Alum Creek State Park! CO3589 $199,900

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• Fantastic Home for Entertaining! • Open Floor Plan • Kitchen with Granite and Ceramic Tile • Spacious Great Room with Fireplace • Owner’s Suite with Bath with Jacuzzi • Florida Room with Large Hot Tub • Large Deck and Covered Porch w/Updated Roof, Skylights, and Ceiling Fan WE1248 $262,500


• Great Home with Lots of Updates including: Travertine Floor, Granite Countertops, Painting, and More! • Family Room with Wood-Burning Fireplace with Gas Logs • Spacious Owner’s Suite with Vaulted Ceiling • Owner’s Bath with Garden Tub • Large Deck with Steps to Backyard • Convenient to Polaris and Freeways CR7623 $229,900


• Striking Home on Wooded Lot on Quiet Cul-de-Sac! • Amazing Kitchen with Hardwood and Granite • Breakfast Nook Full of Windows Overlooking Huge Deck and Private Backyard with Fire Pit • Owner’s Suite with Screened Porch! • Beautifully Landscaped and Well Maintained ST3235 $384,900


• Immaculate Home • Huge Kitchen with Hardwood Floors • Deluxe Owner’s Suite with His/Hers Walk-in Closets, Fireplace, Media Niche and More • Owner’s Bath with Jetted Tub • Spacious LL with Bar, Billiard Area, and Family Room • Extensive Landscaping with Fountain in Backyard! OL5927 $419,900

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