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FIELD OF HEROES

By Eric George/ThisWeek

Volunteer Bob Coco walks through the Westerville Sunrise Rotary’s annual Field of Heroes at the Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., where 2,500 American flags were on display through Memorial Day, May 30. For a video of the event, visit www.ThisWeekNEWS.com.

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Commission OGT scores up in all subjects OKs St. Ann’s parking garage By JENNIFER NESBITT

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Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital can move forward with the construction of a three-tier parking garage and with the expansion of its energy plant and kitchen and dining areas. The parking and building expansions, which will precede a remodel of the hospital that will include reorienting the entrance toward Schrock Road and constructing a cardiology tower, were approved by the Westerville Planning Commission May 25. The parking garage will be built at the southeast end of the hospital. Due to the grade of the site, visitors entering from Cleveland Avenue will see only the top deck of the parking garage, which will be even with the rest of the hospital’s parking. The lower levels will be visible from its other three sides, and hospital employees will access those levels from Copeland Mill Road, which runs along the hospital property’s southern border. The parking garage will mirror the architecture of St. Ann’s main building, with brick construction, white-trimmed windows and stair towers that are designed to look like the hospital’s glass towers. “Staff is comfortable in the overall architecture. It certainly is more nuanced than a typical parking garage,” Westerville senior planner Bassem Bitar told the planning commission. While the parking garage and expansions were unanimously approved, planning commission members expressed concerns about the garage transferring traffic from the main traffic entrance to St. Ann’s on Cleveland Avenue to Copeland Mill Road and about a lack of landscaping on the top level of the See ST. ANN’S, page A2

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In preliminary results released to the Westerville City School District, students improved their performance in all areas of the Ohio Graduation Test taken in March. The biggest improvement came in writing scores, where 93.9 percent of students were graded “proficient” or above, an increase of 3.6 percent over scores on the March 2010 test. The percentage of students passing science was up 3.5 percent, to 84.5; math was up 2 percent, to 90.6; reading was up 1.2 percent, to 92.2; and social studies saw the smallest increase, of 0.2 percent, to 90.9 percent. The totals will not be official until the city receives its state report card from the Ohio

Department of Education in August. The district usually sees minor changes in results between the preliminary and the official results, said Karen McClellan, district chief of academic affairs. McClellan said the district is proud of the growth it has seen on the OGT score this year, but will begin analyzing scores both at the administrative and school-building level to see what areas need to be targeted for further improvement next year. “We applaud the effort from our students and their parents and the teaching staff,” she said. “We’re proud and happy with the gains, but we know we can always improve. We have that continuous improvement model.” The district’s OGT scores have been relatively flat in recent years, McClellan said, but have stayed close to the 90th percentile.

“It’s up and down. They don’t fluctuate a lot when you’re at the 90th level of proficiency. They fluctuate some,” she said. However, this year’s reading, math and social studies scores were the highest in the last five years, the writing score was the secondhighest, and the science score was the thirdhighest, district communications director Greg Viebranz said. McClellan said she credits the high scores to the district’s focus on intervention and professional development. When Ohio Graduation Test scores are received, the district analyses them to see which areas it should focus on during professional development days; which subgroups of students, such as special education students or See OGT SCORES, page A2

District gears for summer projects By JENNIFER NESBITT ThisWeek Community Newspapers

This summer, Westerville North and Westerville South high schools will get new artificial turf in their stadiums, South will get a new track, Heritage Middle School will get new gym bleachers and the storm sewer lines at Emerson Magnet School will be replaced. Those are just some of the capital improvement projects planned to take place at Westerville City Schools’ 27 locations this summer.

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The Westerville Board of Education approved bids May 23 for $1.32 million to Heiberger Paving, $112,800 to Farber Mechanical for plumbing work and $1.05 million to ProGrass LLC. That bid package will include paving repair work at all of the district’s buildings, the repair and resurfacing of the tennis courts at Genoa Middle School, replacing Westerville South High School’s running track, track maintenance at Genoa and Walnut Springs middle schools and installing artificial turf at Westerville North and

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-

South high schools. The board also approved a $43,500 bid from Farnham Equipment Co. for the replacement of the bleachers at Heritage Middle School and a $238,900 bid from Speer Mechanical to replace the sewer lines at Emerson Magnet School. In June, the board will vote on bids for more summer projects, facilities and operations services executive director Jeff LeRose said. That will include work to convert a woodshop at Heritage Mid-

dle School to a special education classroom, work at Blendon Middle School to quiet noise from the music room to two adjacent classrooms and the addition of pavement near South High School’s stadium to accommodate more bus traffic at the transportation building, he said. The amount for those projects is not yet known, LeRose said, but even with that, the district will not come close to spending the $11.6 million in capital improvement See PROJECTS, page A2

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PROJECTS School, LeRose said. That work was added after complaints arose from the Blendon Middle School staff, he said. Many of this year’s projects, such as the repaving work and resurfacing the tennis courts and tracks, are routine for the district, LeRose said. Other projects, like the storm sewer work at Emerson, were unusual jobs that were a long time coming, he said. “That building is over 100 years old, as well as the piping, and there are portions of the piping that have deteriorated to the point where there’s nothing there,” LeRose said. “Emerson has a basement and there are windows in that basement with window wells, and during these extremely heavy rains, those wells are filing up like fishbowls.” The work will be a lot for the district to accomplish before students return in August, LeRose said, especially because this summer is shorter than usual for the district. “Most of that is happening over the summer. The goal is you’re ready to go when school’s ready to start for the next school year,” he said. “This is a shorter summer for us, so this is a more aggressive schedule for us.”

OGT SCORES Continued from page A1 English-as-a-second-language students, need more attention; and on which interventions could be used more with students. “We look at it at a district level in terms of professional development, in terms of curriculum development. In the schools, they look at it in terms of intervention,” she said. “It’s done both at the district level and at the building level.” Sophomores who don’t pass the Ohio Graduation Test in March are eligible to sign up for a summer intervention course and retake the test in June, McClellan said. Viebranz said the biggest indicator of improvement for the district is the continuous improvement it has seen in its performance index score.

The performance index gives a weighted grade to each level of performance on the test, with scores from advanced and accelerated students being given the most weight and those from students who are basic or below basic the least. The higher a district’s performance index, the more students are testing at the advanced or accelerated levels. “The performance index score last year was the highest we have received since its inception (in 2001),” Viebranz said. “That’s one we keep an eye on because it’s an accurate representation of how students are performing on the tests.” Last year’s performance index score was 100.8, up from 99.9 the year before. It’s first score in 2001 was 91.2.

Continued from page A1 parking garage. David Dryden, Mount Carmel vice president of design, construction and facilities, said the hospital system is confident that the site layout and “way-finding” techniques, such as signage, will continue to bring people in from Cleveland Avenue and automatically direct them to the top tier of the garage. “We’ve studied it quite a bit. Way-finding is a huge issue with any hospital,” Dryden said. “Our intentions were never to make Copeland Mill anything more than it is today — kind of a service road for the medical office buildings.” The concerns over landscaping for the parking garage stem from the fact that the top tier is made to look like a parking lot, which carries landscaping regulations under Westerville code, but because there is no ground beneath it, traditional plantings aren’t possible. “It’s a challenge because it is a concrete decking structure,” Bitar said. He said the city staff recommended plantings on the top tier of the same nature that would be used on a “green roof” — roofs with low-maintenance gardens that are meant to trap rainwater and be more environmentally friendly. However, Dryden said the hospital system is hesitant to include any sort of vegetation on the top tier of a parking deck because they have not been able to keep plants alive on parking decks at other locations. Because the hospital is expected to go before the planning commission again in coming months for other phases of its expansion, commission members said they want to see the lack of landscaping on the parking deck addressed in some way. “It will not look like a surface parking lot if it’s just a slab of concrete,” commission member Paul Johnson said. “I will be extremely disappointed next time if it’s not there.” If vegetation is not feasible, the hospital should look for other ways to add interest to the top of the parking deck, such as lighting islands or masonry, said commission chairman Gerald Domanik. “It may not be something that’s alive, but if you can think outside the box,” Domanik said. “Give it some character.” The parking deck and expansions were approved under the conditions that landscaping for the top deck of the garage is satisfactory to the city staff, final access point alignment and detail is subject to approval by the city engineer, the landscape plan for the entire site is approved by city staff and the bike path through the site and the trees planted along it are approved by the city.

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Westerville Central staff, administrators, family and friends applaud the class of 2011 on May 28 at the Ohio Expo Center.

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Westerville South seniors cheer as graduation ceremonies get under way at the Ohio Expo Center’s Celeste Center, at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, on May 28.

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Westerville North senior Tyler Perry (right) shows classmates Steve Patterson (left) and Dereje Mengiste a web comic as they wait to start graduation ceremonies at the Celeste Center on May 28.

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Fine feelings gone after the mail came People often become depressed as they age, and I think I’m beginning to see why. Scientists no doubt are looking into this trend, and while I’m sure they’d be interested in my observations, I don’t know any of them personally. If I did, I’d shoot them an e-mail. Dear Scientists, (I’d say if I was put in touch with the right people), You want to know why people become depressed as they age? I’ll tell you why. People become depressed as they age because they start receiving mail like the tri-fold postcard I found in my mailbox the other day. “WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE” the postcard began. You might think that sounds promising, but in my experience, truly pleasant announcements are never made in uppercase letters. Top-tier colleges don’t start acceptance letters with “WH-O-OO-O-O-A!!! YOU’VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO YALE, BRO!!!” The corporate world doesn’t bellow out important job offers like

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Summer reading programs take a traveling theme By JENNIFER NESBITT ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Westerville Public Library patrons are being encouraged to pursue summer travel — through books — as part of the library’s summer reading programs. The program is open to people of all ages, from pre-readers through adults. Themes for this year’s program, which runs from June 9 through Aug. 6, take their inspiration from travel. For the June 9 kickoff, the library will have activities for children through grade 5 who register for the “One World, Many Stories” program. Children who sign up will receive a “passport,” in which they will log their reading hours. There will be world-themed hopscotch,

face-painting, crafts and photo opportunities in front of pyramid and Eiffel Tower backgrounds. Children age 6 through fifthgraders can log their reading hours on their “passports” or online. For their first four hours of reading, they will be awarded a maze game; for the first eight hours, a finger rocket; and for the first 12 hours, a flying disk. Program participants who log more than 12 hours will be eligible for a grand prize drawing of popular book titles for kids. For children younger than 5 who are not yet reading, the library will offer activities such as sorting shapes or toys that can be completed with the help of an adult. Children who complete seven activities will earn a watercolor page, children who complete

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14 will receive bubble soap and children who complete 21 will receive a plastic “slinky” toy. Readers in grades 6-12 can enroll in the “You Are Here” summer reading program. Teens who read at least 15 hours will receive earbuds. For every additional hour they read beyond 15, they will qualify for gift card drawings. Teens who log more than 30 hours of reading will be entered into a drawing for an iPod Touch. Hours spent reading aloud to someone, attending library events and volunteering at the library will count. Adults can participate in the library’s “Novel Destinations” summer program, for which they can log ratings or reviews of books to qualify for weekly and grand prize drawings.

During the summer reading program, the library also will offer guest performances tied to the “One World” theme. Scheduled performances include storyteller Lyn Ford presenting “Stewpot Stories from Around the World,” the DoomTa-Ka Children’s Drum Circle, West African Dance and Drum with Sogbety Diomande and folk songs, dances and interactive instrument-making and movement with musician Joanie Calem. Artist and author Steve Harpster will visit the library and the Nalanda School of Dance will perform dances from India. Additional presentations planned for the summer include: Totally Terrific Film Nights, featuring Walt Disney movies on Tuesday evenings; Family Sum-

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Commission dismisses apartment proposal By JENNIFER NESBITT ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Westerville Planning Commission informally turned down a proposal to construct a 170-unit apartment complex at the southeast corner of County Line Road and North West Street, just west of St. Paul church. Representatives of the developer Romanelli and Hughes presented the proposal to the commission May 25 for preliminary feedback. The proposed development would be part of a land swap between the developer and St. Paul the Apostle Parish. The church owns a parcel of land one block away from the church on which it plans to build ballfields. Romanelli and Hughes wants to purchase the parcel directly to the west of St. Paul’s property and give that land to the church, in exchange for the church’s parcel farther to the west, which would have traffic access from North West Street, city planner Lisa LaMantia said.

To allow for the construction of the apartment complex, the land would have to be rezoned from rural residential to a planned neighborhood district. Under a planned neighborhood district, parcels can have a density of five units per acre, or up to eight units per acre, with certain allowances. If the parcel with St. Paul’s ballfields were included as part of the planned neighborhood district, density would be 8.88 units per acre, LaMantia said. If the apartment complex stood on its own, it would have a density of 18.5 units per acre. “As staff, we’re in favor of moving the fields closer to St. Paul’s, but we were unsure about the density,” she said. Most of the planning commission members said the density was a deal breaker and questioned the request to include the church’s ballfield property in the planned neighborhood district to lower the density. “This is plain disappointing. The density is far too high,” commission member Paul Johnson

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said. “I can’t support anything that looks like this.” Commission members said the density concerns were intensified by the site’s proximity to Uptown, Otterbein University and the residential North West Street. “North West Street is a very nice residential street,” Westerville City Councilwoman Diane Fosselman said. “I don’t want to see that change.” Commission member Brian Szuch said the impact on North West Street would be too high. A proposal for such a high-density property, he said, looked like a “money grab” by the developer. Commission members agreed that when density is allowed to exceed the five units per acre allotted by a planned neighborhood district, it’s because the developer is willing to make concessions, such as giving the city greenspace, that benefits Westerville. Helping move ballfields closer to a private church does not fit that requirement, members said. “I don’t see where it’s advantageous for all of Westerville,” Johnson said.

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The Westerville Planning Commission approved conditional use permits for a proposed recreational facility and a kindergarten enrichment program at its May 25 meeting. The recreational facility would be located in 6,875 square feet of warehouse space in a building at 175 E. Broadway Ave. that also houses an automobile garage and office space. The recreational facility is a permitted use in the building, which is zoned for industrial use, but requires a conditional use permit, city planner Jeff Buehler said. The building would house six batting cages, with nets that could be moved aside to allow for other sports, such as basketball or football, to be played on the multipurpose floor, said Todd Skipton, who is looking to open the facility. The city’s planning staff had some concerns about the site because it is older and nonconforming to code, Buehler said. The primary concerns were lack of landscaping, parking lot lighting and of a master plan for the site. The city staff’s main concern was lighting, Buehler said, because the site would serve children and would operate from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the weekdays. “The site is not lighted at all,” he said. “We would like to see lighting added.” Skipton said the building’s owner is willing to work with the city’s staff to install an adequate

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amount of lighting. The conditional use permit was unanimously approved by the commission. The commission also approved a conditional use permit for Active Learning, a kindergarten enrichment program that would serve up to 35 children in leased space in the American Baptist Church of Westerville, 401 E. Schrock Road. The day care operation would be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, with morning and afternoon sessions serving15 to 20 students, said city planner Lisa LaMantia. Because the program would have to use Oak Hill Drive for access, LaMantia said the city has made it clear that the program’s clients cannot park on the street, which tends to see high volumes of parking from traffic at Huber Village Park. Business owner Erica Wares said the kindergarten enrichment

program will lead children in focused, educational activities to help teach elements of the state’s kindergarten standards. She said there will not be much free play time. “It will not be a complete day care program,” Wares said. The conditional use permit was unanimously approved under the conditions that the sign for Active Learning is incorporated into the church’s existing sign, no parking is allowed on Oak Hill Drive and the city’s planning staff has final approval of the business’s landscaping plan.

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Community briefs WesterFlora seeks gardens for tour WesterFlora is asking gardeners to open their yards to the public during the annual WesterFlora garden tour. The 20th anniversary tour, whose theme is “Westerville the Beautiful,” is scheduled for 1 to 7 p.m. July 17. Any detailed garden is welcomed, but organizer Linda Laine said themed gardens, such as rain gardens, railroad gardens or National Wildlife backyards are especially popular. “We’re just looking for people who really love their gardens,” Laine said. Those interested in participating must submit an entry form; these are available at the Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave., the Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., or online at www.westerflora.com. On June 20, a WesterFlora selection committee will visit the gardens that have been entered and will choose approximately 12 houses to participate in this year’s tour. The selected gardens will be visited by musicians and painters during the tour.

EPA to host meeting on cleanup of Kilgore site The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public meeting regarding clean-up activities at the former Kilgore Manufacturing property, 600 N. Spring Road. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 7 in the auditorium at Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Road. Representatives from the Ohio EPA will give a presentation about the history of the site, which produced weapons during World War II and cap guns, pyrotechnics and flares after the war until it closed in 1961. The site is now owned by Otterbein University, which has investigated the site and conducted surface cleanups in the past. The EPA also will discuss previous and future site investigations and explain the process for selecting a final clean-up plan for the site. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

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Otterbein notes • The Otterbein University Department of Music and Friends of Music at Otterbein will present “A Celebration of Music” in honor of Craig Johnson, chairperson of the Department of Music, as he leaves the university after 31 years. The concert will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Church of the Master United Methodist, 24 N. Grove St. It will feature Otterbein faculty, student and alumni performances. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (614) 823-1508. Johnson has been on the faculty at Otterbein since 1980. He teaches music theory and is active in the opera program. He is also director of music at North Community Lutheran Church in Columbus and teaches graduate choral conducting at Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He has directed choirs at conferences of the Ohio Music Education Association, the Ohio Choral Director’s Association, the Central Division of the American Choral Director’s Association and the Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference. He co-authored “The Chorus in Opera: A Guide to the Repertory,” and is active as a clinician, adjudicator and consultant. He is a past-president of the Ohio

Choral Directors Association and received the OCDA Distinguished Service Award in 2010. Johnson serves the National Association of Schools of Music as an evaluation team member and leader and is a member of the Commission on Accreditation. He is leaving Otterbein to become dean of the School of Music at North Park University in Chicago. • The Otterbein University Department of Music will conclude its season with choral and instrumental concerts. Both are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.otterbein.edu/music or call (614) 823-1508. • The Otterbein University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the Fritsche Theater at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. The program will feature the music of Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Ron Nelson, Robert Kurka and Gustav Holst. • A choral concert featuring Camerata, Otterbein Vocal Ensemble, Women’s Chorale, Otterbein Singers and Concert Choir will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. The program will feature a variety of choral works performed by more than 150 Otterbein students.

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Pole vault to be fun viewing at state 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 KURTIS placing fourth but then winADAMS ning a jumpoff 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 jump-off, 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 tightknit 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 recordholder after he went 17-0 in the district 2 meet May 17 at Hilliard Bradley. Chris cleared a thenrecord 16-9 to win last year’s state title.

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Leija Harris of South runs her leg in the preliminaries of the 400-meter relay during the Division I regional meet May 25 at Pickerington North. The Wildcats went on to finish fifth in the final, falling one spot short of the state meet.

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North’s Ryan Weldon competes in the 3,200 relay during the regional meet May 25. The Warriors qualified for state with a first-place finish.

Westerville North High School track and field coach Johnny Jackson’s primary objective during the postseason is advancing as many athletes as possible to the Division I regional and state meets. Jackson said he never considered the possibility of his boys team winning the regional title until junior hurdler Joey Wilkin began crunching numbers late during the finals May 27 at Pickerington North. The Warriors used a balanced effort to score 37 points to share the title with Thomas Worthington. The Cardinals secured the tie by winning the final event, the 1,600-meter relay. “We usually don’t count points,” said Jackson, whose team took a

victory lap with the championship plaque. “We don’t need to pay attention to how good we’re going to do; we just run. We put our best people in their best events and let the chips fall where they may.” The top four finishers in each regional event qualified for the state meet on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, at Ohio State. Senior Brian Hannaford won the 3,200 in 9 minutes, 14.42 seconds, holding off a late charge by the runner-up, Dublin Scioto’s Luis Carbajal (9:14.79). Both times broke the previous meet record of 9:15.73, which was set last season by Pickerington North’s Daniel Garleb. In the district 1 meet May 21 at Hilliard Bradley, Carbajal overtook Hannaford down the stretch in the event to win the district title in 9:23.19. Hannaford, who placed

second at district in 9:23.76, made sure that didn’t happen again at regional. “I definitely thought about it all week,” Hannaford said of the district race. “Last week when he passed me, I really didn’t kick it in. I really didn’t look around. People were telling me to go, but I figured it was no point because no one was around me. This week I came in here and I was like, ‘I don’t care what’s going on. I’m going to kick in the last lap and bring it home.’” Hannaford, Jacob Dumford, Kevin Ford and Ryan Weldon opened the regional meet on May 25 by combining to win the 3,200 relay in 7:52.05. Wilkin opened the running finals on May 27 by placing second in the 110 hurdles See TRACK, page B2

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Central comes up one win short of state By FRANK DiRENNA ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Moments after losing to Grove City 10-3 in a Division I regional final May 28 at Dublin Coffman, members of the Westerville Central High School baseball team focused on what they had accomplished. Despite the loss, the Warhawks still posted their most successful season in program history, finishing 24-8 overall and 10-4 in the OCC-Cardinal Division. “This was a great season,” senior third baseman Jake Simmerman said. “We never came this far before. There were a lot of great memories. Hopefully they can do it again.” Seeded fourth in the district, Central defeated Delaware 7-3 in the second round on May 11 after having a first-round bye and beat seventh-seeded Pickerington Central 4-2 in nine inSee ADAMS, page B2 nings in a district semifinal on May 20

before capturing the program’s first district title by defeating Reynoldsburg 12-7 in a district final on May 21. The Warhawks then defeated Gahanna — the fifth seed in the district — 7-4 in a regional semifinal on May 26 at Coffman before losing to Grove City, the district’s ninth seed. Trailing Gahanna 4-2, Central scored three runs in the fifth inning and two in the sixth to take a 7-4 lead. Jerry McCartney had two doubles and a single and Kyle Pollock doubled, singled and drove in three runs to support pitcher Connor Sitz, who allowed nine hits, struck out seven and walked two in a complete-game effort. Against Grove City, the Warhawks erased a 2-0 deficit with three runs in the third inning, with McCartney and By Adam Cairns/ThisWeek Pollock hitting back-to-back home runs Central coach Jeff Keifer (left) and players Jerry McCartney, Jake Simmerman, to give Central a 3-2 lead. See WARHAWKS, page B2

Derreck Chisholm and John Whitaker check out their runner-up trophy after a 103 loss to Grove City in a Division I regional final May 28 at Dublin Coffman.

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The Warhawks’ Danny Lawrence reacts to the umpire’s call after being tagged out during a rundown by Ken Reichle (front) of Grove City during the regional final May 28. Also in the play were the Greyhounds’ Tyler Kent (back) and Jimmy Gravett (right).

WARHAWKS Continued from page B1 Grove City, however, scored two runs in the fifth and six in the seventh. “This is tough,” coach Jeff Keifer said. “We really didn’t prepare for the end of all this. I told the team it will sting for a while because you want to keep playing, but when you reflect on what we were able to accomplish, it’s been an unbelievable year. I’m really tremendously proud of these guys.” Central finished second in the OCC-Cardinal, behind Olentangy (12-2) and ahead of Marysville (7-6), Dublin Scioto (7-7), Dublin Jerome (6-8), Westerville North (5-8), Olentangy Liberty (5-9) and Westerville South (3-11). The Warhawks handed Olentangy its two losses in league play, beating the Braves 4-1 on April 26 and 11-8 on May 9. Central loses seven seniors

At a glance

•Record: 24-8 overall, 10-4 (second) in OCC-Cardinal •Seniors lost: Derreck Chisholm, Chris Gygi, Zeke Kesling, Danny Lawrence, Jerry McCartney, Kyle Pollock and Jake Simmerman •Key returnees: Matthew Bracale, Connor Sitz, Dylan West and John Whitaker

cruit, was named first-team allleague and all-district and shared league Player of the Year honors with Olentangy catcher Woody Wallace. Pollock led the team with a .505 batting average and 51 RBI and had seven home runs. Lawrence, who batted .378 and had 33 RBI, was first-team all-league and all-district. Simmerman led the team in home runs with nine and had 36 RBI and was second-team all-district, and McCartney batted .398 and was second-team all-league. Gygi was honorable mention all-league. Among those expected to return are Sitz, a junior who went 7-2 with a 1.88 ERA, 76 strikeouts and 22 walks and was second-team all-league and all-district, and Dylan West, a junior who batted .383 and was honorable mention all-district.

in McCartney, Pollock, Simmerman, Derreck Chisholm, Chris Gygi, Zeke Kesling and Danny Lawrence. “It’s the most special seven guys I’ve ever had the privilege of working with,” Keifer said. “They have given so much to ... the program. I’m really happy for their success and everything that they’ve meant to me and the coaches and our program. It’s immeasurable.” fdirenna@thisweeknews.com Pollock, an Ohio State re- www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

ADAMS vest 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.”

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And then there’s Blankenship, who temporarily held the state record after he went 16-10 to win the OCC-Ohio 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 object around, they probably 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 weath- kadams@thisweeknews.com er, for starters, not to mention the details of Har- www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

Schools announce coaching vacancies The following central Ohio schools are seeking coaches: Briggs — Boys soccer, girls soccer. Send letter of interest and résumé to Doug Jones, athletics director, Briggs High School, 2555 Briggs Road, Columbus 43223, or email djones9508@columbus.k12.oh.us. Columbus South — Boys golf, girls golf, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys bowling, girls bowling.

Send cover letter and résumé to athletics director Jeffrey Sheppard at jsheppard3911@columbus.k12.oh.us, or fax to (614) 365-6650. Delaware — Volleyball. Send letter of interest and résumé to Clint Fetty, athletics director, Delaware Hayes High School, 289 Euclid Ave., Delaware 43015, or email fettycl@dcs.k12.oh.us. •To add to this list, contact ThisWeek at (740) 888-6069 or sports@thisweeknews.com..

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(14.75). “This is definitely a good feeling,” Wilkin said. “The season’s not over. I still have to concentrate and get ready for (state) because it’s definitely not done.” Dumford also qualified for state in the 800 by placing fourth in 1:53.74. “The goal is to make it out,” Dumford said. “I would have liked to maybe place one or two places higher in this, but I made it out and that’s all that really matters.” The girls team scored one point to finish 38th behind champion Reynoldsburg (88). Scoring for the Warriors were Sarah Koch, Meghan Maurer, Gabie Pace and Monica Petruzzi in the 1,600 relay (eighth, 4:07.17). •Central junior Channing Doermann will be making a return trip to state after winning the 200 (22.0) at regional. Last season at state, he finished 10th (22.36). “I didn’t even make it out of semifinals (at state) last year,” Doermann said. “I felt like last year set me back. This year, I’ve been working hard, getting bigger and stronger.” Doermann also anchored the state-qualifying 800 relay, which finished second (1:28.95). Also on the relay were seniors Dominique Cook and Dillon Seckman and junior Davon Reed. “We definitely had high expectations,” Seckman said. “We wanted first bad, but we’re in states now, so you can’t really complain about it. We really need to work on our handoffs.” Reed also qualified in the 100 after finishing fourth (11.22). Central scored 27 points at regional to tie Canal Winchester and Lancaster for ninth. “I’m really impressed with how we did,” boys coach Justin Rush said. “Channing is a regional champion in the 200, the (800 relay) finished second and we just want to keep moving on. Davon made it back, so he’s moving on in the 100. They all ran great. I’m real happy with them.” The girls team did not score at regional. •South did not have any state qualifiers, as the girls team scored eight points to tie Dresden TriValley and Mount Vernon for 24th and the boys team scored three points to tie Marietta and Vincent Warren for 32nd.

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Charlie Moushey of the Warhawks competes in the pole vault during the regional meet May 25. Moushey tied for fourth but fell short of state in a tiebreaker.

At a glance

Below are the state qualifiers for the Central, North and South track & field teams with regional event, place and time/distance/height: CENTRAL Boys — Channing Doermann: 200 (first, 22.0); Davon Reed: 400 (fourth, 11.22); 800 relay: Dominique Cook, Doermann, Reed and Dillon Seckman (second, 1:28.95) Girls — None Other regional results: Boys — Charlie Moushey: pole vault (tied for fourth, 14-6) Girls — Ali Fehlhaber: 400 (12th, 62.12); Jordan Hoffman: 300 hurdles (ninth, 47.33); Kristen Norris: 300 hurdles (14th, 49.58); 400 relay: Taesha Coles, Hoffman, Norris and Taylor Reneau (disqualified) NORTH BOYS — Jacob Dumford: 800 (fourth, 1:53.74); Brian Hannaford: 3,200 (first, 9:14.42); Joey Wilkin: 110 hurdles (second, 14.75); 3,200 relay: Dumford, Kevin Ford, Hannaford and

The girls’ 400 (49.49) and 800 (1:44.26) relays just missed qualifying for state, as both finished fifth. Kelly Carter accounted for

Ryan Weldon (first, 7:52.05) GIRLS — None Other regional results: Boys — Weldon: 1,600 (fifth, 4:22.31); Wilkin: 300 hurdles (11th, 43.03); Girls — 1,600 relay: Sarah Koch, Meghan Maurer, Gabie Pace and Monica Petruzzi (eighth, 4:07.17); 3,200 relay: Maurer, Petruzzi, Linda Sanvik and Sarah Schlotter (11th, 10:02.73) SOUTH Boys — None Girls — None Other regional results: Boys — Ray Ball: shot put (no distance); Kelly Carter: 400 (sixth, 50:18); 400 relay: Brian Anu, Torrodd Carter, Noah Prentiss and Drake Wakefield (16th, 48.0); 1,600 relay: Kelly Carter, Torrodd Carter, Myles Collier and Matt Hay (11th, 3:31.53) Girls — Elizabeth Gauen: 300 hurdles (12th, 48.28); Tara Thompson: 400 (14th, 1:02.17); 400 relay: Nikia Buckingham, Alex Hall, Leija Harris and Abbey McDonald (fifth, 49.49); 800 relay: Buckingham, Hall, Harris and Thompson (fifth, 1:44.26); 1,600 relay: Buckingham, Gauen, Victoria Sumner and Thompson (13th, 4:15.82)

the boys’ points by placing sixth in the 400 (50.18). fdirenna@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

Sports briefs Coleman earns OAC honor Ottebein senior Lisa Coleman, a Westerville South graduate, has been named to the Ohio Athletic Conference all-academic team in women’s track and field. Coleman is a life science major.

Pryor is member of Big Ten champions Ashley Pryor, a 2009 Westerville North graduate, is a member of the Ohio State women’s rowing team that won the Big Ten championship on May 15. It was the program’s third conference title.

Jordan receives OAC honor Otterbein sophomore Taylor Jordan, a Westerville Central graduate, has been named sec-

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Ready offering several summer camps Ready High School is offering various sports camps this summer. Boys basketball camps are scheduled June 8-10 for fourth- through 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 eighthgraders is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon June 27-30. Football camp for fifth- through 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 2022 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 fourth- through 12th-graders is scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 7-10. For more information and registration forms, visit Ready’s website (brhs.org) or call the athletics department at (614) 276-5263.

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Having no seniors on its roster hasn’t prevented the DeSales High School baseball team from making a postseason run. In fact, it might be helping the Stallions. “I think it is (helping) a little bit given the fact that we are so young and this isn’t it for them,” said coach Tom Neubert, whose team defeated Steubenville 10-8 in a Division II regional final on May 27 at Zanesville to improve to 19-9 and advance to a state semifinal for the second time in four seasons. “They can stay loose in those situations knowing that it’s not going to be their last game and maybe not understanding the game and all the pressure that goes along with it.” The Stallions, who beat Uhrichsville Claymont 3-2 in a regional semifinal on May 26, will play defending state champion Jonathan Alder in a state semifinal on Friday, June 3, at Huntington Park. The Pioneers improved to 22-3 with an 8-2 win over Greenville in a regional final on May 28. The semifinal winner plays Akron Hoban or Parma Heights Holy Name in the state final on Saturday, June 4, at Huntington Park. DeSales lost to Jonathan Alder 3-2 on April 29. The game was tied at 2 before the Pioneers scored in the seventh inning. The Stallions, who kept the game close despite being outhit 13-4, faced Jonathan Alder pitcher Graham Johnston, who was the winning pitcher in a 54 win over Cincinnati McNicholas in a regional semifinal on May 27 and a 7-3 win over Hilliard Bradley in a district final on May 21. DeSales could face Johnston again in the state semifinal. The Stallions likely will counter with pitcher T.J. Alas, who improved to 8-0 after earning the decision against Claymont. Hoban defeated Mentor Lake Catholic 9-6 in a regional final on May 28 to improve to 17-7. Holy Name beat Oak Harbor 9-4 in a regional final on May 30 to improve to 17-3. DeSales, which is making its fifth state appearance and last won a state title in 1979, led Steubenville 7-0 before giving up seven runs in the top of the fourth inning. With the game tied at 7 in the sixth inning, Zak DeCamp, Brad Bohus and Brennan Schlabig each drove in a run to put the Stallions ahead 10-7. Against Claymont, DeSales built a 3-1 lead but gave up a run in the bottom of the seventh before recording the final out. “I think that as we’ve continued to put the work in and we’ve continued to win those close games, we’ve started to have the attitude of, ‘Why wait until next year?’” Schlabig said. “The attitude we have now is, ‘Why not now?’” •The softball team looked dominant in winning a Division II regional championship. Pitcher Kelsey Seeds allowed

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Kelsey Albanese (left) of the Stallions is congratulated by teammate Sarah Flint after hitting a two-run home run during a 14-2 drubbing of New Concord John Glenn in a Division II regional semifinal May 25 at Pickerington Central. DeSales advanced to state with a 9-0 victory over Logan Elm in the final on May 28.

At a glance

Below are the state qualifiers for the DeSales track & field teams with regional event, place and time/distance/height: BOYS — 800 relay: Breyon Bowman, LaShaun Sanders, Tariq DeGraffinreed and Warren Ball (fourth, 1:30.55) GIRLS — None Other regional results: BOYS — Ball: 400 (12th, 52.78); Breyon Bowman: 100 (13th, 11.46), 200 (10th, 23.22); David Brooks-Dandridge: discus (ninth, 138-8); DeGraffinreed:

just five base runners as DeSales defeated Logan Elm 9-0 in a regional final on May 28 at Pickerington Central to improve to 26-3. Two days earlier, the Stallions beat New Concord John Glenn 14-2 in a regional semifinal. DeSales will play LaGrange Keystone in a state semifinal on Thursday, June 2, at Akron Firestone Stadium. The Stallions are making their first state appearance since 1982, when they lost to Kinsman Badger 7-6 in the final. However, coach Julie Barber guided Toledo St. Ursula to a state title in 2004. Keystone improved to 31-1 by beating three-time defending state champion Lakewood 5-4 in a regional final on May 28. The Wildcats have won two state championships, with their last coming in 2006. Keystone pitcher Kenzie Conrad allowed 10 hits, including two home runs, against Lakewood, but she pitched a no-hitter — her third of the season — in a 1-0 win over Lima Shawnee in a regional semifinal on May 27. “It’s going to be like look-

100 (eighth, 11.42); Luke Howard: 1,600 (13th, 4:46.77); Ian Lawson: 3,200 (14th, 11:05.91); Eric McKinney: high jump (no height); Aaron Melsop: long jump (eighth, 20-11 1/4); Riley West: 300 hurdles (12th, 42.58); Tyler West: 800 (11th, 2:01.61); 400 relay: Auston Garrett, DeGraffinreed, Tristan Caldwell and Sayyid Kanu (ninth, 44.74); 1,600 relay: Riley West, Tyler West, Ball and Sanders (ninth, 3:33.84); 3,200 relay: Tyler West, Lawson, Ryan McGlade and Howard (13th, 8:43.35) GIRLS — Erica Davis: 1,600 (14th, 5:46.26); Gabby Douglas: long jump (fifth, 16-10); Sophia Nnadi: discus (eighth, 109-6); Kim Parent: high jump (no height)

ing in the mirror,” Barber said of Keystone. “They hit-and-run like we do and the crazy thing is that their school colors are purple and white. (Conrad) has a great deal of experience. She keeps the ball low and changes speed well. However, if we stay balanced, I like our odds.” The semifinal winner plays Poland Seminary or Tipp City Tippecanoe in the state final on Saturday, June 4, at Firestone Stadium. Seminary improved to 23-2 with a 6-1 win over Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit in a regional final on May 28. Tippecanoe improved to 275 with a 2-1 win over Cincinnati Mother of Mercy in a regional final on May 29. •The boys track and field team will be represented in the Division II state meet on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, at Ohio State by the 800-meter relay of Warren Ball, Breyon Bowman, Tariq DeGraffinreed and LaShaun Sanders. The foursome placed fourth in the regional meet that concluded May 28 at Lexington in See DESALES, page B5

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Aging or not, Memorial isn’t standing pat By KURTIS ADAMS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Now in its fifth decade as one of the PGA Tour’s premier events, the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance is moving into middle age. The activity in and around Muirfield Village Golf Club hasn’t slowed, however. “A lot’s been going on,” Memorial founder and host Jack Nicklaus said. It’s clearly been a whirlwind of a year since Englishman Justin Rose posted rounds of 65-69-70-66 for an 18-under-par 270 total to defeat Rickie Fowler by three strokes and Bo Van Pelt and Ricky Barnes by six shots in the 2010 Memorial while earning his first victory on American soil. “There are plenty of tournaments more tenured than the Memorial, but for 36 years we’ve enjoyed considerable sustained success,” said Dan Sullivan, who is in his eighth year as tournament director and 20th with the Memorial. “With Jack and Barbara (Nicklaus) as our hosts, and with the way the golf course has stood the test of time, we really like where the tournament is right now and where it’s going in the future.” Groundbreaking for the redesign of the par-3 16th hole, which was the first major renovation undertaken on the course in several years, was held last July as Muirfield Village was bidding to attract the Presidents Cup in 2013. It subsequently was awarded the international competition in March

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and will become the first course in the world to play host to that event in addition to the Ryder Cup and women’s Solheim Cup. Also, a six-year deal with Nationwide to become the tournament’s new presenting sponsor was announced last September. “Thanks to the vision and commitment of my father and mother, the Memorial long ago elevated itself as one of the most prestigious and popular events on the PGA Tour, while

Nationwide has a decades-old reputation of being one of the strongest providers of insurance and financial services in the country,” said Jack Nicklaus II, the Memorial’s general chairman. “But at the foundation of both our organizations is central Ohio, and I think the partnership serves to further galvanize a community.” Once tournament week begins, fans will notice other new wrinkles as well. Cell phones and other mobile devices will be permitted on the grounds at

Griffin to speak at charity 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 event is open to studentathletes 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 www.LaurensFirstandGoal.org.

Muirfield Village for the first time, although some restrictions still apply. Officials also have brought back the pro-am, which replaces the Skins Game. Still, some things never change. The field once again will be one of the PGA Tour’s strongest with early commitments coming from Rose, threetime major champion Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, reigning Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, reigning British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, two-time 2011 winner Bubba Watson and Fowler, who was named the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year last season. Another early entrant was Fred Couples, who won the Memorial in 1998. Elsewhere, another past champion recently was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame. South African Ernie Els (2004) will be the eighth Memorial winner to be enshrined. The others are Jack Nicklaus (1977, ’84), Tom Watson (’79, ’96), Raymond Floyd (’82), Hale Irwin (’83, ’85), Curtis Strange (’88), Greg Norman (’90, ’95) and Vijay Singh (’97). Others are sure to follow. That list is headlined by Tiger Woods, who is the Memorial’s only four-time champion (1999-2001, ’09). Many of the Memorial’s participants likely will be competing for the final time before the U.S. Open is played June 16-19 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. That’s always been Woods’ schedule, although his appearance at Muirfield Village appears unlikely as he recovers from knee and Achilles injuries.

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State Cup Soccer

Eight area teams bring home championships By AARON BLANKENSHIP ThisWeek Community Newspapers

There was speculation that central Ohio boys teams’ dominance in the Ohio South State Cup club soccer tournament was nearing its end last year when only four area squads won championships in the Under-10 through U-18 age brackets. That marked the lowest number of boys teams to win championships in those age groups this century. But after six Columbus-area boys teams won State Cup finals May 15 and 22 at Hobson Freedom Park in Fairborn, Team Ohio F.C. director and coach Steve Dawson said he was optimistic that last year was an aberration. The boys and girls U-19 State Cup finals are scheduled for Sunday, June 5, at Athletes in Action in Xenia. “Columbus teams did very well, especially when you consider how many clubs there are here diluting the talent and how much competition our clubs get for top players from the Crew Soccer Academy,” Dawson said. “CUP (Crew Juniors), based out of Cincinnati, is the biggest club in Ohio right now, and they don’t lose any players to the Academy. But Columbus teams have more than held their own in the State Cup in recent years, including this year, and we hope to keep that trend going in the future.” Team Ohio F.C. added to its stature as the most successful central Ohio boys soccer club since 2000. It won two more State Cup championships, increasing its total to 27 in 11 years. The Team Ohio F.C. Blast U18 boys was trailing the Metro F.C. Rapids 1-0 with 20 minutes remaining in its State Cup final on May 15, before Colton Bloecher, Walter Ford and Max Rohda scored to help their squad rally for the victory. “Our U-18 team is a very resilient group, and they haven’t lost a game since March 1,” Dawson said. “Even when we were down late in the game, they always believed they were going to find a way to win.” The Team Ohio F.C. Green U-17 boys team won its first State Cup title in four years, after losing in a final two years ago and in a semifinal last year. Team Ohio Green upset the Blast F.C. 1-0 in a State Cup final on May 15, as Sam Darling scored and A.J. Tresoline earned the shutout in goal. The Blast won a Regional Cup

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Below are the area teams that won State Cup championships on May 15 and 22 at Hobson Freedom Park in Fairborn: BOYS U-10 — GNA F.C. Revolution defeated Warren County United 8-7 U-11 — Ohio Premier Eagles 2 def. Ohio Premier Eagles 1 7-4 (OT) U-12 — Blast F.C. def. Team Ohio F.C. Green 3-2 U-13 — Classics Eagles def. Crew Juniors 1-0 on penalty kicks U-17 — Team Ohio F.C. Green def. Blast F.C. 1-0 U-18 — Team Ohio F.C. Blast def. Metro F.C. Rapids 3-1 GIRLS U-13 — Ohio Premier Eagles def. Hammer F.C. Premier 2-1 (OT) U-16 — Ohio Premier Eagles def. Blast F.C. 1-0

Cup final on May 22. The Ohio Premier Eagles club has won three boys State Cup championships in the past two years. “We had two really good boys teams at the U-11 age level and they played a great game in the final, which was a win-win situation for our club,” Ohio Premier Eagles director and coach Chris King said. Shkreli, who has guided at least one Blast team to a State Cup championship for seven consecutive years, said the dominant run for central Ohio’s boys teams could end at any time, but he’s enjoying it while it lasts. “There’s a lot of talent and good coaching in Columbus, but honestly, the teams from around the state beat each other in league play all year,” Shkreli said. “It just goes in cycles. Columbus teams did really well in the State Cup this year, but the teams from Cincinnati and Dayton could win more State Cups next year. It’s youth soccer and kids are kids.” •Two central Ohio girls teams won State Cup titles this season. The Ohio Premier Eagles U-13 squad beat Hammer F.C. Premier 2-1 in overtime in a final on May 22 and the Ohio Premier Eagles U-16 squad defeated the Blast F.C. 1-0 in a final on May 15. “The tide of which area wins the most State Cups has gone back and forth on the girls side,” King said. “There’s a lot of parity these days, so the days of seeing one area of the state dominating for several years are over. We had one of our girls teams reach the semifinals in every age group, but the margin for error is very small and you need to not only be good, but you also need to be a little lucky to win at this level.” The Ohio Premier Eagles U13 team won its second consecutive State Cup title on Kristin McFarland’s goal in overtime. The Ohio Premier Eagles U16 team won its fourth State Cup title as Lindsey Agnew scored the winning goal against the Blast off an assist by Kaitlin Miller. Last year, the Ohio Premier Eagles lost to the Blast 10 on penalty kicks in a State Cup final. “Our U-16 team is very good and after we lost to the Blast last year, our focus was on taking back what was ours,” King said. “Lindsey Agnew had a couple of good scoring opportunities and our back line was very good.”

and finished fifth in the national tournament two years ago. “Our U-17 team winning this tournament was a big shock because we lost a lot of players over the past few years and this is the weakest team on paper that we’ve had in three years,” Dawson said. “We beat the No. 1 seed (CUP Crew Juniors 3-2) in the semifinals and then beat the No. 2 seed in the finals. Sam Darling had two goals in the semifinal and scored against the Blast. But the key thing was our defense was phenomenal and turned in a gritty effort.” The Blast F.C. U-12 boys team beat Team Ohio F.C. 3-2 in a State Cup final on May 22 to win its second State Cup title in three years. In its four State Cup games, the Blast outscored its opponents 13-2. “This is a good group of kids who love to play together and have a lot of heart and passion for the game,” Blast F.C. director and coach Lesh Shkreli said. “They shocked everyone, including me, by playing with the energy that they played with. We had a 3-0 lead in the final until there was about eight minutes left, and then our kids got a little too excited and we let up a bit. But overall I’m very happy with the way we played.” Two area clubs captured their first State Cup titles, as the GNA F.C. Revolution U-10 squad defeated Warren County United 87 on May 22 and the Classics Eagles U-13 team beat Crew Juniors 1-0 on penalty kicks on May 22. The Ohio Premier Eagles 2 U11 boys team beat Ohio Premier ablankenship@thisweeknews.com Eagles 1 7-4 in overtime in a State www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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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 www.ThisWeekNews.com.

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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 www.ThisWeekNews.com.


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CHA volunteer Elissa O’Sullivan pets Marley, a 5-year-old mixed breed, who is looking for a home. Marley was returned to the shelter after being adopted because the family divorced and couldn’t keep him. He has been back at the shelter for quite some time now and is looking for a new family.

Special promotion helped find homes for shelter’s dogs, cats By KEVIN PARKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Saying goodbye to old friends is never easy, even if it is for the best. A lot of bittersweet partings have been taking place of late at CHA Animal Shelter on Corporate Drive. Thanks to a rollback in adoption fees during most of the month of May, in some cases to 1950sera levels, “forever homes” were found for many dogs and cats, including some who had been residents of the shelter long enough to find their way into the hearts of staff members and volunteers, according to development director Terri Montigny. Adoption fees were trimmed to $50 from May 10 to May 31, and during the weekend of May 2022, the charge for a neutered dog or cat who had been at the shelter five months or more was only $5. “It’s the first time we’ve done this particular promotion,” Montigny said. It was instituted because the facility was full.

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“We had maxed out our numbers,” Montigny said. Uncertainty stemming from troubled economic times was no doubt part of the reason for that, she added. “I think people, rightfully so, look at the long-term commitment of having another mouth to feed,” Montigny said. Special adoption fee promotions in 2010 helped increase the number of pets placed in permanent homes over the previous year. “We’re all looking for the best price out there right now on everything,” Montigny said. Special promotional pricing has helped find new homes for animals that had been around the shelter for many, many months. While the 350-plus volunteers who come in to help out every week and the CHA Animal Shelter employees come to love these dogs and cats, Montigny said there

is a great deal of joy involved in watching someone take them home. “The happiest moment of our lives,” she said. “It really is. But we get extremely attached to those animals.” CHA is one of the few adoption organizations to have a pit bull program, she pointed out. One of CHA’s pit bulls, named Lois, called the shelter home for 13 months before someone finally took her. “You see an animal every single day for 13 months, you become very attached to that animal,” Montigny pointed out. Attached or not, though, a loving household is the ultimate goal, she added. “It’s the greatest feeling in the world,” Montigny said, “that you worked really hard, you promoted the animal, you used all your contacts and you found the perfect home for this dog or cat. We love it. I don’t think there’s anything more satisfying in our job.” kparks@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNEWS.com

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City of Reynoldsburg Water Dept. The City anticipates the ADULT CARE/ need to fill the above FT CHILD CARE/ position in the near future. DOMESTIC HELP You must have a HS diplo ma or GED, a valid DL w/good record, a Class B House Manager CDL or able to obtain one Absolute Care is looking w/in 1 year, at least 2 yrs. for experienced, dependa ble House Managers to as - general construction exp., be able to lift up to 80 lbs. sist our fantastic clients frequently and perform with Developmental Disa heavy manual labor. bilities. We assist with daily Application and detailed in living, medical appoint fo ments, activities & more. available on 5/3/11 at www Apply in person at . 4620 Sawmill Rd., Columbus 43220 or down - ci.reynolsburg.oh.us (go to City load application at Dept., then Human Resour www.absolutecare.org. ces and DAYCARE PROVIDERS select "job opportunities" & PRESCHOOLS to download) or in person at Take advantage of our City Hall, 7232 E. Main St., great childcare rates! 8A-5P. (740) 888-5003 Must apply by 6/17/11 by returning application in person or mail to: Civil Service, 7232 E. Main St. Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Starting pay $15.07/hr w/benefits. EOE.

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PHYSICIAN, PT 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: terry.pockett@gmail.com

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CLEANING Commercial PT, FT. All shifts avail. M-F, wkends. Good pay! 614-734-1400 LANDSCAPE Experience with commercial mowers, trimmers & pruners preferred. EOE. 614-818-5296 or email resume to info@ hedgelandscape.com Remodeler/Handyman Company seeking experi enced, versatile individual. Must have general liability and BWC. Please call (614) 871 5985

HELP WANTED PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT Director of Student Finan cial Services URBANA UNIVERSITY A private, four year higher education institution locat ed in Urbana, Ohio seeks applicants for the position of Director of Student Fi nancial Services. For details visit: http://www.urbana.edu About Urbana Human Resources- Em ployment & Job Postings

HELP WANTED FOOD SERVICE/ HOSPITALITY RESTAURANT POSITIONS seeking hardworking and friendly kitchen help, bussers and servers. PT and FT positions available. Apply in person: Sapporo Sushi Factory, 732 N. State St., Westerville, OH 43082

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Real Estate COMMUNITY YARD SALE 100’s of large items; furn., elec., appls. & more! Sun. June 5th, 9a-3p. Ephesus 7th-Day Adventist Church at 3650 Sunbury Rd. Cols. 43219. DOWNSIZING AFTER 40 YEARS. Household; deco rative; children’s item s.Sat., June 4, 8:002:00660 Parliament Ave., GahannaCASH ONLY PLEASE ESTATE/GARAGE SALE! Fri-Sat June 3-4, 8-5 and Sun June 5, 8-2. 5960 Ella Ct., Cols 43231. Beds, chrs, sleeper sofa, Asian sofa, Asian DR set, home decor, linens, women’s clthg & shoes, tools, 1988 Toyota Landcruiser w/less than100k mi. Explicit Community Garage Sale 5501 North Hamilton Rd., Gahanna 43230. June 3, 4 & 5 from 9a-6p. New push mower & misc items. Rain or shine.

Large Garage Sale Baskets, tools, household goods, and more. 5229 Wagon Wheel Lane, Gahanna Friday June 3, 9a-4p. & Saturday June 4, 9a-4p. Multi-Family Garage Sale. Saturday, May 28, 8am-2pm. LOTS of stuff! Baby & Toddler toys & clothes, Adult clothes, household items, furniture, etc. Too much to list! 2856 Bretton Woods Drive, 43231 MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE - Alum Crossing, Lewis Center. Approx 1 mi. N of Orange Rd, off S Old State on left. May 29 & 30, 8am-1pm.

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û 425 N. Spring Rd. û Westerville (between County Line & Maxtown) Fri. 6/3, 8a-8p. & Sat. 6/4, 8a-3p. Clothes, furniture, hsewares, etc. COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE The Lakes at Harrison Pond Condos at Morse and Belcross Friday, June 3 from 9am6pm & Sat., June 4, 9am12 (noon). Items: furniture, collectibles, jewelry, etc. Community Garage Sale Kensington Woods, Morse Rd btwn Cherry Bottom & Hamilton. June 4, 2011 from 8am-3pm. Household items; small electronics; vintage costume jewelry; dolls; collector plates; books; dvd’s; much more!

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Grove City Coins & Currency - New shop needs inventory! Free appraisals on coin collections. Will beat anyone’s price. US silver dollars $23+.

Garage Sale - Benefiting BCF Firewood Pelotonia/Cancer Re Seasoned µ 614-397-2752 search. Where: The Oaks at Highland Lakes, 5220 Si - Residential & Restaurant Wood. Stump Grinding. erra Dr., Westerville, 43082. When: Fri., 6/3 and Sat., 6/4 from 9-2 What: LOTS of furniture, baby items, toys, books, Cannon Pixma Photo Print HAVANESE PUP kitchenware, bikes, er Pro 9500 Series, only AKC registerd, darling M, housewares, home decor, used 2x asking $500; rare color, outside potty & bedding. Good quality, purch. in 2008. Thunder crate training begun. brand name items! bolt Smart Phone, new, Raised in loving home, pa Garage Sale Fri & Sat, $200. 302-5267 rents on site. 419-483-3243 June 3rd & 4th - 9 to 3. www.shirewoodhavanese 644 Gahanna Highlands Dr .com Glassware, Books, Wed ding Decor, Baby Clothes, Lots of Misc Amateur antenna, Mosley Tribander, Classic 33, GARAGE SALE disassembled on ground. June 3 & 4, 9:30am-? Inclds 50 ft Rohn tower. 8483 Sunlight Dr, Reyn $100 obo. 740-927-5535 Collectables, model traines, hh items, toys, Pets & Livestock wooden golf clubs. NO EARLY SALES Labradoodles F1B, Apricots, Creams, GARAGE SALE Chocolates. Selling Now! REYNOLDSBURG Ready for homes June 1st. 477 Fallriver-Highlands All shots, Hlth Guar. Please Friday, June 3rd and Sat., call Lou Ann (614)623June 4th - 9 AM to 4 PM 5248 or visit us at Clothes, furniture, pleasantvalleydoodles.com household goods

PIATT MEADOWS COM MUNITY SALE Fri. 6/3-Sat. 6/4 8:30am - 2:30pm in LC by Arrowhead Elem. Kids/baby items, furniture, decor, and MUCH MORE! Find your treasure here!! SALESMAN SAMPLE SALE June 2 & 3, 9am-4pm 588 Wickham Way, Gahanna. 471-7875 Collegiate & Pro Sports wear (Ohio State, Cleveland Browns & Blue Jackets) Cutter & Buck (Polo’s, Jackets) Jones & Mitchell (sweatshirts, pants, t-shirts), Zephyr hats, toys & games by Franklin Sports 70% OFF RETAIL PRICES! DAYCARE PROVIDERS & PRESCHOOLS

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NORTHEAST 3132 SHASTA AVE. 1/2 Twin Single 2BR, 1BA, large kitchen, 1 car garage with opener, full basement, no pets!! Avail now! $650 mo + $650 dep. 614-571-6771.

POODLE PUPPIES standard, AKC, rare red, vet checked, non shed ding, super intelligent, fam ily pals, fine protectors, mature at 40-45 lbs, FREE PUPPY KIT. redstandardpoodles ohio.com 937-843-2046 or 937-935-2566 Schnauzer Miniature Pups 7 weeks old, 3 females & 3 males, $650 each. Tails, declaws & shots done. Call 740-507-2063.

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SHIH TZU PUPPIES. Gorgeous puppies from champion pedigrees. Very social. Raised in our home. A MUST SEE! Shots, wormed, guaran teed. 740-323-4111.

Yorkichons Puppies. Adorable Small Non Shed Family Pets. $450-$600 Info please visit my website: thistlehilldesignerpuppies. com - Hope @ 419-566-3303.

CLINTONVILLE/ GRACELAND/ WORTHINGTON AREA - 2 BR, short-term Sunbury - Updated EndUnit Condo. Highly desira ble end unit w/low taxes. Upstairs - 2 master bed room suites, each w/full bath. Spacious Eat-in Kitchen w/white cabinets & all appliances. Brand new Pergo Wood Flrs. Lower level Rec Room w/corner gas fireplace, recessed lighting and half bath. Good size deck, perfect for BBQ’s wlinnabary@kw.com

DUBLIN 8112 Hanover Circle, 43016. Must see! 2 stry, 4BR, 3.5BA, 3 car garage, finished bsmt w/bar & media rm, lrg paver patio, beautiful setting on quiet cul-de-sac. Within walking distance of park, immed occupancy. 614-746-7046.

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CHIMES TERRACE Affordable Senior Housing HUD Subsidized 1BR independent senior living for those 55+ yrs of age ∑ emergency call system ∑ controlled access ∑ library ∑ friendly, caring staff ∑ Service coordinator to assist in obtaining benefits ∑ Transportation to grocery store. A National Church Residences Community!

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CASTLETON GARDENS Rents are based on 30% of adjusted income & includes all basic utilities To qualify you must be at least 62 or are disabled/handicapped Call Mon.-Fri. 9-1 614-863-6478 TTY 800-750-0750 e-mail maggiesprague@att.net Visit us at www.lanecoapartments.com

JOHNSTOWN MANOR 1 BR townhouse w/patio, appls, A/C. Johnstown area. Minutes s to all your shopping needs ACT NOW! $389/mo. Water & trash included.

* (740) 967-1233 * AKC English Bulldog pup pies! I have a Male & 2 Females left. 740-751-9549 BOXER PUPPIES 2 fawn female, 9wks, 1st shots, wormed, tails and dewclaws, POP 614-322-2767 BOXER PUPPIES, AKC 1 White Female w/brindle eye patch, $350 2 White Males, $300 each 2 Fawn Males, $300 each Must see to appreciate! Flashy! 614-419-2810

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

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RENT CHURCH/ DAYCARE SPACE! Need a place to worship? Newly renovated church. Rooms available for church/daycare services. Contact Rev. Lee of New Vision Church of Columbus at 614-915-2010 2965 E Dublin Granville Rd 43231.

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$29/Hour Labor PC Repair at your home. Call Kevin at (614)580-5189

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

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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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VRC Basement finishing, Bathroom remolding, All Drywall needs & Painting Call Shane: (614)735-3173 Call TIM the HANDYMAN You buy it ~ I install it! Plumbing, electric, ceilingfans, garage openers, etc. 12 yrs exp.*614-370-1957 Carpentry, porches, decks/repairs Int/Ext siding, trim, doors, d/w, windows, 30+ yrs exp 614-446-6551

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

614-394-4499 "#1 BUCKEYE PAINTING" Best Price, Best Quality Average Room $125 3 Room Special $300 Exterior Painting $699 FREE Power Wash buckeyepaintingco.com Scott, 614-402-4736

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Dog Gone Good Experienced, Reliable & Friendly Lawn Services

All In One Plumbing "One Call Does It ALL" $25 off labor with ad CC Accepted (614)801-7508 Jack L. Woods Plumbing Residential Plumbing Repairs OH Lic #25971 *882-9700* McAtee LLC for all your inhome and external water, sewer, and gas plumbing needs call 614.252.9400 www.mcateellc.com

Handley Plumbing Snake Drains, Outdoor Spigots, Downspouts 614-622-7352, 876-9681

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

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

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

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614-625-6510

BUDGET PRO Insurance Specialists Roofing, Siding, Gutters 614-237-4187

• Room Additions • Screen Rooms • New Kitchens & Baths • Ceramic & Hardwood Floors • Windows & Doors

....No Job too Small Carpentry ∂ Home Repair Renovations & Trim Detail 30+yrs. exp. Mike Gregory

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$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

ALL REPAIRS DONE IN YOUR HOME Clean, Oil, Adjust $29.95 Repair/Service, Guarant’d 614-890-7362

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614-235-1819 Stucco Repair Specialist Free Est, Prompt Service Call Rob: (614)-436-8364 Visit our website: AllSeasonsWallSystems

* 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

Westerville Tree Service Tree Removal & Pruning Stump grinding. Seasoned Firewood. Certified Arborist Call David 882-3464

TREES R US TREE SERVICE Experienced Arborist everyone can afford. Fully Insured. Excellent rating on Angie’s List FREE EST. 614-989-3437 SID’S TREE CARE Tree Trimming, Removal & Pruning Lowest Price...Guaranteed! Sid - 614-562-7695 BBB www.sidslawncare.com Mathew’s Tree Service -Tree removal -Stump grinding -Topping/Trim Call: 614-704-2181 M & J Firewood & Tree Service: mulching, yard work, tree & stump remov al, & free estimates. 937466-2148 or 937-509-3289

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