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Red-light camera could come in spring By JENNIFER NOBLIT ThisWeek Community Newspapers

A red-light camera could come to Dublin’s east border as soon as spring. After determining that more red-light cameras would be installed, Columbus City Council has identified the intersection of Hard and Sawmill roads as part of the first phase of program expansion.

In May, Columbus City Council voted to expand its red-light camera program by 20 cameras, council spokesman John Ivanic said. The city’s public-safety department looked at 40 intersections around Columbus and “studied, worked with (the MidOhio Regional Planning Commission). Police looked at what sites would be best,” he said. “Columbus currently has 18 intersec-

tions equipped with red-light cameras,” said Columbus deputy safety director George Speaks. “We’re expanding by an additional 20 and (the intersection of) Hard and Sawmill is one of the five in the first phase. The city has 17,000 intersections of which 992 are signalized. Of those, 18 are equipped with red-light (camera) technology.” The Sawmill and Hard Road intersection, which falls under Columbus’ju-

risdiction, was identified for the program after Columbus looked at “three years of empirical data showing which are the most dangerous intersections, and Hard and Sawmill is one of those,” Speaks said. Between 2007 and 2009, there were 892 accidents at Hard and Sawmill roads, he said. Columbus began installing red-light cameras in 2005 and credits them with

“reducing dangerous right-angle crashes at some intersections by more than 75 percent,” information from the city said. The cameras take photos of vehicles that run red lights and Columbus police make the final call on whether to issue drivers a $95 fee. Dublin has no red-light cameras. “Red-light camera-automated traffic See RED-LIGHT CAMERA, page A2

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The Dublin branch will be the final Columbus library to get a homework help center next month. The Dublin Foundation gave the library a $5,000 grant in June to start work on the homework help center, which, branch director Michael Blackwell said, is set to open Jan. 2. “We’re getting volunteers from the community and hiring staff for that,” he said last week. The homework help center will offer free homework assistance to students and will be staffed by volunteers. With state cuts in library funding, the $45,000 in funds needed for the homework help center was garnered through donations, Blackwell said. “The homework help center was completely privately funded,” he said, adding that donations came from the Dublin Foundation, Dublin AM Rotary, Dublin Kiwanis, Time Warner and others. “It’s completely funded through donations.” When the homework help center opens at 75 N. High St., it will be the last one in Columbus. See LIBRARY TO OFFER, page A2

Dublin bids Riots didn’t threaten Haiti mission trip farewell to bicentennial year By JENNIFER NOBLIT

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As the new year rings in next week, Dublin will mark off a milestone. This year Dublin celebrated its 200th anniversary with parades, art and other events, and some say the bicentennial was honored in style. Celebrations kicked off with the Dublin Foundation’s Emerald Celebration on Feb. 27, but planning started long before that. According to Dublin’s community relations director Sandra Puskarcik, research into possible bicentennial celebrations began in 2007. “We put together options for city council to consider and did research on local communities such as Worthington who had just celebrated their bicentennial. … We presented options to city council in September 2008 and that’s when council directed staff to seek community feedback through the community engagement process,” she said. “It was clear through the quality and quantity of ideas we received on our proposals that the best option was to make this a

community celebration rather than one that was driven by the city.” Dublin City Council members appropriated some bed tax funds to be used for bicentennial events and doled out funds to groups that had ideas, including the Dublin Foundation, Dublin Area Art League, Dublin City Schools and more. “The community really stepped up and we were able to celebrate the bicentennial in a grand fashion,” Puskarcik said. PROUD, or Parents Resource for Outstanding Dublin Students, held its annual student writing contest with a bicentennial category, with prizes funded by a city grant. Some annual events such as the Independence Day parade and Blarney in the Alley took a bicentennial twist, while others were created to specifically celebrate

Missionaries from Indian Run Methodist Church had to extend their trip to Haiti this month amid riots protesting presidential elections. Demonstrations occurred around the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince after the late November election, shutting down the airport for a few days beginning Dec. 11. Although the Dublin missionaries were not able to leave the country and the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Haiti, associate pastor Brian Gath said he never felt like he was in danger. “On Wednesday (Dec. 8), demonstrations began in Portau-Prince,” he said. “We didn’t know anything was different until we found out school had been canceled and several workers couldn’t get into the site,” he said. “They’d been stopped because protesters had erected barricades on roads across Haiti.” The 10 members of Indian Run Methodist Church arrived in Haiti on Dec. 3 and traveled to Mellier, a town close to the epicenter of the January earthmunity on building a church,” folks who have been dealing quake, to work on a church. “We worshipped with them Gath said. “It was an amazing with the earthquake and see how there and worked with the com- experience to worship with these they’ve dealt with it.”

(Above) The Indian Run Methodist Church’s Haiti mission team members are: (front row, left) Brett Bohl, Cheryl Worley, Darlene Egbert Pape, Howard Baulch, Brian Gath; (back row) Jim Lillibridge, Tod Powers, Larry Hutchison, William Davis and David Throndsen. (Left) Indian Run Methodist Church associate pastor Brian Gath (center) works on laying a foundation for a new church in Mellier.

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Haiti mission trip not threatened by riots Continued from page A1 construction done. In their free time, the group walked around the town where only one home had been reconstructed since the earthquake. They also played soccer with local children. “So many people we talked to were happy and engaged in life and you might not expect that after the tragedy they had there. They’re doing well despite incredibly difficult circumstances,” Gath said. “We only saw in the village one home that had been rebuilt since the earthquake. These folks just don’t have the resources to fund that. … Despite all that, the kids were playing soccer and making it day by day.” The group was originally scheduled to leave Haiti on Saturday, Dec. 11, but couldn’t make it back to Port au Prince until Saturday because of roadblocks. Gath said flights were canceled. When the group got to the Methodist Guest House in the Port au Prince suburb Petionville on Dec. 11 to await flights, Gath said he didn’t feel in danger. “They’re upset at the government, not foreigners,” he said. “They were fighting what they believe was unjust.” On Sunday the group was able to go out to lunch and on Monday toured Grace Children’s Hospital, giving dolls to young patients. “Seventy percent of the facility has been destroyed by the earthquake,” Gath said, adding that they talked to the hospital about future partnerships. Even though flight plans were changing

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every day, Gath said, three mission members made it back home Tuesday, Dec. 14, and the rest of the team was back in Dublin on Dec. 15. “My time away really taught me a couple of things,” Gath said. “The problems facing the nation of Haiti are both immense and complex. A few people, even with limited skills, can make a real difference in the life of an individual. I left with a sense of hope because I know anybody can make a difference for anybody in that country.” While Gath said he never felt threatened, he was touched by the support offered to the

families of the mission team members back home. “We were overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support from the community, not only for ourselves, but our families. It was a lot scarier for them than it was for us, not knowing what was going on,” he said. Despite a few difficulties, Gath said he plans to return for more mission work. “I do look forward to going back to Haiti,” he said.

Library to offer free Red-light camera could come in spring help to students Continued from page A1

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enforcement is something we’ve sort of kept tabs on,” Dublin’s interim police chief Heinz von Eckartsberg said. “Never to my knowledge have we ever looked into getting them.” If engineering deems it feasible, the intersection of Hard and Sawmill roads could be outfitted with a red-light camera as soon as April, Speaks said. “Once we get the infrastructure in place, there’s a 30-day grace

The first help center was opened at the Linden branch in 2004, and such centers weren’t originally planned for the library’s suburban branches. But the homework help centers have expanded to the suburbs and 20 were open at the beginning of the 2010-11 school year. “We felt that urban locations would probably have a greater need and didn’t anticipate great usage in suburban libraries,” library development director Donna Zuiderweg told the Villager in June. “The centers have been as strongly used in suburban libraries as urban locations. It’s just kind of a timeline now on how we dole them out. It depends on fundraising and support we receive.” Dublin’s homework help center will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays, Blackwell said. “We have textbooks, Internet connection and we’ll help on homework assignments,” he said. The homework help center is not considered tutoring, Blackwell stressed. Students can get help on particular homework assignments they’re having trouble with, rather than returning day after day for assistance. The center is opening right on time. After the initial donation, Zuiderweg said the center could open over winter break, depending on donations. Blackwell said the grand opening of the homework help center should be held mid-January.

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Dublin bids farewell to bicentennial year Continued from page A1 the milestone. Dublin City Schools received a grant to put on a play based on the life of the local Indian Chief Leatherlips at Scioto Park over the summer. The Dublin Area Art League also got funds for a living history day. The Dublin Historical Society considers its Heritage Day held in October for the bicentennial a success. “If it hadn’t been for Tom and Gayle Holton, Bethany and Jordan Gray, those four people are just so talented and for Tom Holton to grab this thing by the horns and put his heart and soul into making sure (Heritage Days) was going to fly,” historical society president Herb Jones said. “I think it went really well. A lot of people were involved in it.” City money and work by historical society members also helped get the Dublin Cornet Band off the ground — a group gathered to honor Dublin’s original

Cornet Band that played decades ago. Some products of the bicentennial will be lasting. The bicentennial public artwork set for the Karrer Barn property is expected to be installed this spring with a dedication set for Memorial Day. Another piece of art funded through a city grant will sit in Dublin’s city hall indefinitely. “The Bev Goldie mural is across from council chambers and will be there permanently,” Puskarcik said, of a mural created for the bicentennial after the Dublin Women’s Philanthropic Club requested a grant. “Something like Heritage Day is a one-time event, and something like the art piece created by Bev Goldie is really a gift to the community.” A few other efforts that started in honor of the bicentennial will be on-going. The Storytellers series started by the city will continue, Puskarcik said. “We received so many won-

MURALS Continued from page A3 The new murals were also complemented by art from Dublin City School students. Blackwell said the library recently started a partnership with a few Dublin elementary schools to show their artwork at the library. The artwork of Indian Run Elementary second-graders was on display. The process of creating the mural was originally going to take place at the library, but scaffolding would have been needed and there were concerns of children climbing on it. Blackwell said a movable mural was created instead, so scaffolding would not have to be erected in the library and it could be moved if the library ever changed locations. “That way we can celebrate them for longer,” he said.

derful comments about that series, we realized it’s important to capture stories of the community through people who have experienced Dublin so we’re able to share their experience,” she said. “We plan to continue to do that in some manner.” The digitalization of old photos and other memories will continue to be posted on the Dublin Memories website. Michael Blackwell, director of the Dublin branch library, said over 400 images have been posted through the project online; find them by searching “Dublin Memories” at “This will go on indefinitely, as long as there’s an interest in history in Dublin we’ll still do it,” he said. A call to residents for old photos with corresponding information will go out eventually, Blackwell said, to make sure more memories are preserved. “It’s easy to preserve something at the time, but 100 years later its impossible,” he said.

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‘Social hosting’ unsafe for holiday parties With the arrival of the holiday season, the Dublin Division of Police wants to ensure the safety of all of our residents. As you engage in holiday festivities, remember that the city has a “social host” law governing the hosting of guests who possess or drink alcoholic beverages. Under Dublin’s law, police may charge and the city may prosecute people who “negligently” allow the possession or consumption of alcohol by underage people on their premises. In this law, “negligence” is defined as follows: “A person acts negligently when, because of a substantial lapse from due care, he (or she) fails to perceive or avoid a risk that his (or her) conduct may cause a certain result….” Dublin’s social host law applies to parents, guardians, siblings, children or any other person in charge of premises. What does this law mean? Here are a couple of practical examples: A high school senior is hosting a party at his or her home. The parents are home, but the party is held in a downstairs rec room. During the course of the party some of the guests (under 21 years of age) bring beer, but the parents don’t go downstairs to check what’s going on. A college student hosts a party with alcoholic beverages at home while his or her parents are out of town. Underage drinking occurs at the party. During the party a neighbor contacts the parents to tell them what’s going on. The parents choose not to follow up on the allegations and the party continues without interference. In these examples, even though the parents did not furnish the alcohol or serve anyone, they could

be in violation of Dublin’s social host law. The students hosting the parties could also be HEINZ VON charged under ECKARTSBERG the same law. There are a number of reasonable measures that parents, guardians, and other property owners can take to prevent underage drinking in their homes. The Dublin police recommend taking proactive steps to secure alcoholic beverages on the premises or take other means to restrict access by underage people to alcohol. Such steps include: • locking alcoholic beverages away so underage persons cannot gain access to them; • asking a friend or neighbor to check on the residence when

parents are away; • requesting extra police patrols for the residence while parents are gone; • removing alcoholic beverages from the home when parents are away. We hope everyone in our community enjoys a safe and happy holiday. We ask that parents with children under 21 years of age help us keep the season safe by taking particular care to ensure that no one under 21 possesses or is served alcoholic beverages in your homes. Remember: You can contact the Dublin Division of Police anonymously by calling “24 Hour Anonymous Tip Line” at: 614889-2618 or by using the anonymous online tip line at: http://dub Have a safe and happy season. Heinz von Eckartsberg is the interim chief of police.


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Student takes aim at reporting By EMMA STRUPP ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is giving one St. Brigid of Kildare student a firsthand look at professional journalism. Seventh-grader Nicholas Arnold is taking advantage of the program open to students ages 10 to 14 that gives the opportunity to report on a student’s own community. Arnold applied in the early fall after his mother, Shauna Arnold, saw the program online. “I saw it online while he was at camp. I couldn’t wait to tell him about it,” she said. To get into the program, Arnold sent in an application that included a 400-word essay on why his community is special and three story ideas. The idea of becoming a “Scholastic Kid Reporter” appealed to Arnold after he realized Dublin had so much going on. One of his story ideas was based

St. Brigid of Kildare seventhgrader Nicholas Arnold is one of two Ohio students chosen to participate in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

on Miracle League, an organization that offers disabled children a chance to play baseball. “I have been involved in Miracle League for two years and I am a buddy,” he said. Arnold, as well as 42 others,

found out they were chosen to be a part of the 2010-11 program in November. His first assignment was to cover a public service project at St. Brigid of Kildare School, where his classmates made tables for the Furniture Bank of Ohio. When he saw his article, “Tables for Thanksgiving,” posted online, Arnold said, “I was really excited; it felt great.” While Arnold has enjoyed writing, reporting has its challenges. “Question-making is hard. You have to think of good questions to ask a person. You have to think in-depth,” he said. Other opportunities at school have also allowed Arnold to explore his interest in writing. “I am a part of my school’s yearbook club and I am in Power of the Pencil,” he said. He also earned a journalism and photography badge last summer at Boy Scout camp. Sports also interest the St. Brigid student.

“My favorite sport is golf, then basketball, tennis, and swimming,” said Arnold. He hopes to combine his love of sports and writing to eventually become a sports journalist. In the meantime, one of Dublin’s premiere events could give him his first shot at sports reporting. “I’m waiting for the Memorial Tournament in April. I want to cover it (for Scholastic News Press Corps),” said Arnold. Arnold also wants to gain political reporting experience by interviewing the incoming governor’s children. “I want to ask them, ‘How does it feel to have your dad governor? How has your life changed?’” said Arnold. The young reporter still has the rest of this school year ahead of him to report, but hopes to reapply to the program next year. “I only have one more chance to apply next year because I will be 14,” Arnold said. See Arnold’s current story online at

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St. Brigid news St. Brigid youth run ‘Christmas in Dublin’ Members of the St. Brigid of Kildare Church high school youth ministry team hosted Christmas in Dublin for members of the Run the Race Club of Columbus on Dec. 18. More than 120 members were taken to Dublin from the Hilltop area for a holiday party, where they were paired with a high school buddy who bought them a Christmas gift. The party included crafts, games, karaoke,

pictures with Santa and a chance to get gifts for family members free of charge. The St. Brigid youth ministry team has hosted Christmas in Dublin for several years, a release from the church said. The club offers free after-school and Saturday program that helps children “develop academically, physically, morally and spiritually so that, through hard work, prayer and determination, they make a difference in their own lives, the lives of their families and then, the world,” the group’s website said.

School news Meetings with school administrators set Parents and Dublin residents can meet with superintendent David Axner, treasurer Stephen Osborne and other Dublin City Schools administrators during informal meetings set for 2011. The first meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop.

“This is an opportunity for members of our community to have conversations with me, and others who make decisions in our district,” Axner said in a news release from the district. Other meetings are set for the spring and include 9:30 a.m. March 14 at Tim Hortons, 7493 Sawmill Road, and 7 p.m. May 16 at Bob Evans, 5160 Tuttle Crossing Boulevard.

Correction The At a Loss support group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. An incorrect time was previously printed in the Villager.


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School board honored for drug-, alcohol-prevention effort By JENNIFER NOBLIT ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Dublin City School board members were visited by a former first lady last week. Hope Taft was among many visitors at last week’s Dublin City School board meeting where the board was given the “Hope Has a Home� award from the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic. The award is given out annually from the Dublin-area Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic and honors an individual or organization that aids in achieving the organization’s mission to help those affected by addictive diseases of the mind, body and spirit. Dublin City Council was awarded the inaugural Dublin award last year and council members Amy Salay, Richard Gerber and Mayor Tim Lecklider were present to help give the award away. Ed O’Reilly, program director

for the Commerce Parkway recovery clinic, said Dublin council members were given the honor last year for the passage of a social host law that holds parents accountable for underage drinking that goes on in their home. “We thought it only fitting that last year’s winner be involved in giving this year’s award,� O’Reilly said, adding that the districts’ efforts to keep students off drugs and alcohol has earned this year’s award. “Throughout the years the school district has been involved in preventing alcohol and drug abuse,� Salay said. The school board and district have supported organizations such as PERC and ACT, Salay said, furthering the effort to prevent alcohol and drug abuse. Hope Taft, for whom the award was named, also applauded the district’s efforts and said she’s glad the district is doing all it can to give students a chance at life.

“I’m so proud that this award has ‘Hope’ for a name because it is so important and it’s what you do,� she said. Board member Lynn May and Janet Gillig, director of pupil services, accepted the award on behalf of the district and thanked everyone for the honor. “As a district, the board of education is committed to doing all we can to partner with the city on keeping kids drug and alcohol free,� May said. During the meeting, two Dublin City School staff members were also honored with the Golden Shamrock award. The award given to staff members for exceptional service went to Davis Middle School math teacher John Callahan and Wyandot Elementary head custodian Jim Ingles. Davis principal David Nosker said Callahan works hard to understand and connect with his students.

According to Wyandot principal John Pfeiffer, Ingles supports students by going to athletic games and making them feel welcome at the school. Ingles also has a relationship with a special needs student and has helped with the student’s social development.

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School news Coffman to host financial-aid meeting A meeting for parents of seniors to discuss college financial aid will be held at Dublin Coffman High School at 7 p.m. on Jan 6. All three Dublin High Schools — Coffman, Jerome and Scioto — are sponsoring this informational meeting which includes presenter Tom Yarnell, the director of financial aid at Otterbein College. The meeting will provide an indepth look at the FAFSA form, which is needed to apply for college financial aid.

Jerome student chosen for youth conference Dublin Jerome High School student Vivian Wang will be one of two students representing Ohio at

the U.S. Senate Youth Conference in Washington, D.C., in March. Wang was among 29 students who were identified as semifinalists after Buckeye Girls State last summer, and after letters of recommendations, tests and other skill demonstrations, she won the honor. “This is truly an honor for Vivian, Dublin Jerome, and the entire Dublin City School District,” Principal Cathy Sankey said in a news release from the district. “We are all proud of her accomplishment.” The honor also makes Wang a semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars program, which gives out more than $44-million in scholarships. The U.S. Senate Youth Program offers students a chance to spend a week in Washington, D.C., to get a first-hand look at how the government works. All expenses are paid by the Hearst Foundation

In brief The Washington Township Fire Department responded to a barn fire in 5700 block of Houchard Road early Monday morning. Fire department spokeswoman Leslie Dybiec said the call came in 1:43 a.m. Monday. When the fire department arrived the barn was “fully involved.”

Karrer team honored for robotics A Karrer Middle School robotics team was honored for its enthusiasm and spirit at a recent competition. The team consisting of Karrer Middle School sixth- and eighthgraders Chirag Agrawal, Vardaan Gangal, Tom Gao, Sriman Marpadga, Vamsi Pandari, Ning Ning Sun and Kevin Xuan won the Inspiration Award at an early December FIRST Lego League robotics competition. The award is given to a team that “displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit,” information from the league said. The team is coached by Mukul Agrawal, Mrudula Marpadga and Manoj Gangal.

Team volunteer Members of the Dublin Karrer Middle School boys seventh-grade basketball team volunteered at the Firefighters Toys 4 Tots warehouse in Columbus. The team, coach and two parents unloaded and sorted toys and assembled packages for delivery. Pictured are (kneeling) Kris Goodman, Peter Malloy, Kyle Kemper, Jason Griewe, coach Lon McCue; (standing) Kurt Goodman, Alex McCue, Alex Simpson, Alex Gellerstedt, Brian Johnson, Nathan Kipker and Noah Gleeson.

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Irish girls adjusting to new offense By SCOTT GERFEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

In the past, the Dublin Scioto High School girls basketball team has relied on a potent offense that typically featured a go-to scorer. A year ago, Lindsey Kell and Katie Papesh averaged nearly 13 points per game for the Irish, who weren’t afraid to shoot from 3-point range. In 2006-07, the offense was designed around Crystal Murdaugh, an all-state selection who led Scioto to a Division I

regional final. First-year coach Matt Fisher’s motion offense is more about patience than potency. “We’re assuming our offense is going to come from our defense,” said Fisher, whose team was 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the OCC-Cardinal Division before playing Westerville Central last Tuesday. “We’re not going to come down and fire it up. We’ve got a lot of movement, and we wait for opponents to make a mistake.” As a young Scioto team adjusts, it was

averaging just 40.6 points per game before last Tuesday. The Irish shot 27 percent from the field and 23 percent from 3-point range in their first five games. No one has been a dominant scorer, although senior guard Kelly Flood did finish with 18 points in a 36-30 victory at Hilliard Darby on Nov. 30. In a 47-41 win over Westerville North last Friday, Flood and sophomore Anna Buhigas each scored 10 points. “Our scoring definitely comes from different places every night,” junior guard Sara Leach said. “We don’t have a set

scorer, and you just don’t know who’s going to step up. The motion offense is really new for us and we’re getting used to it. You can’t look for that first shot.” While Scioto’s offensive stat sheet might not look too impressive, the defense was averaging nine steals and 20 rebounds through five games. Outside of a 64-39 loss to Olentangy on Dec. 7 and a 53-40 loss to Watterson in the opener on Nov. 26, the Irish have held opponents to 41 points or fewer. “That Olentangy game kind of blew up on us in the second half, and I think

if we played Watterson again it would be closer,” Fisher said. “We struggled over the summer because most of the girls didn’t have any varsity experience, but they’ve gotten better every week.” The Irish will be tested today by a New Albany team that was 4-1 overall before last Tuesday’s game against Franklin Heights. Like Scioto, the Eagles are young and learning how to play together, according to coach Jamie Puryear. See SCIOTO, page B3


Jerome boys off to slow start By SCOTT HENNEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

things up and playing hard.” The fourth quarter against Thomas is what Collins hopes can be duplicated over the full 32 minutes. Coffman trailed 49-47 heading into the final period, but took a 52-49 lead on a 3-pointer by Hall and a pair of free throws from Eric Weisenbach. The Cardinals trailed 54-53 with 5 minutes, 50 seconds to play. That’s when the Shamrocks’ defense took over. Collins called a timeout and the Shamrocks switched from man-to-man defense to a two-three zone. The Cardinals scored

A tough schedule has made the transition more difficult for Dave Hale in his first year as coach of the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team. The Celtics won their opener against Teays Valley 53-26 on Dec. 3 then dropped four consecutive games to stand at 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the OCC-Cardinal Division before playing Olentangy last Tuesday. “It definitely has been a tough schedule against some of the toughest teams in the league and the area,” said Hale, whose team’s four losses came against teams with a combined 15-3 record through last Saturday. “We’re still trying to figure out who we are as a program and learn where we need to be on offense and defense. Hopefully, we can bounce back and do better in the next part of the season.” On Dec. 7, Jerome lost 79-61 to Westerville North, which was 3-1. Then the Celtics lost to Olentangy Liberty 55-44 on Dec. 10 with the Patriots being 4-1. Upper Arlington won 63-51 in a nonleague game Dec. 14 and were 31, and Westerville South won 8650 last Friday to improve to 5-0. Ben Nesdore scored 10 points to lead a balanced attack against South and Luke Potter added nine points. Cam Wilson and Donavan Wilson both scored six points and Michael Martin had five. “In our last game, Luke Potter really stepped up for us off the bench, and he was able to score inside and get a few key rebounds,” Hale said. “It’s not like any one person has dominated for us. We’re just trying to play team basketball and get our best opportunity for a shot, not just get a shot for one person.” Cam Wilson leads the team with 10.2 points per game through five games followed by Nesdore at 8.6 and Nick Neale at 8.4. “I think we’ve been happy with the effort given in games. They are playing hard and not giving in,” Hale said. “We still have to work on execution and still figuring where we need to be on the court. We need to be in the proper position on defense and being where we need to be on offense.” •The girls team has won three consecutive games after defeating South 44-42 last Friday in an OCC-Cardinal contest. Katelin Miller led the Celtics with 15 points, Katherine McCoy had nine and Sarah Auker added eight. “I think the team is starting to bond and they are fulfilling their identity,” said coach Matt Martin, whose team was 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the league before playing Olentangy last Tuesday. “We were starting to get everyone healthy, but after the Westerville South game, we were a little beaten up a bit.” Martin said Auker and Miller were dinged up against South and

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Injured Jerome wrestler Adrian Redd tries to pump up Jack Austin on Dec. 16 before a match of the Dublin Classic at Scioto.


Celtics pleased with early results By SCOTT GERFEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Any high school wrestler knows that performance matters most when the quest to reach the state tournament begins in February. That might be why Dublin Jerome wrestling coach Adam Huddle didn’t read much into his team’s finish against Dublin Coffman and Dublin Scioto in the Dublin City Championships on Dec. 16. Still, the Celtics couldn’t help but enjoy their first win against a Dublin opponent in the tri-meet’s six-year history with a 44-21 victory over the host Irish. The Irish rallied to knock off Coffman for the first time 39-38. Coffman, which had never lost a Dublin title, defeated Jerome 32-26. “It’s great to know that we’re moving in the right direction, but in the scheme of things, it’s two duals and we have another tournament to get ready for,” said Huddle, whose team competes at the Marion Harding Classic on Tuesday and Wednesday. “I think we were a little upset

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See CLASSIC, page B2 Coffman’s Markell Wooden goes for a pin against Scioto’s Brandon Carbajal during their 160-pound match.


Defense is work in progress for ’Rocks boys By THAD PLUMLEY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

It only takes a few minutes of watching a Dublin Coffman High School boys basketball practice to realize coach Jamey Collins’ top priority. It’s all about defense for the ninth-year coach. “About all we do in practice is work on defense,” senior Adam Hall said. That’s why Coffman’s 3-0 start heading into a game at Hilliard Darby last Tuesday was a bit of a surprise. The Shamrocks haven’t been playing the suffocating defense that seemingly was a staple year after year.

But that could be changing. Coffman defeated Thomas Worthington 66-61 last Friday, and the Shamrocks showed glimpses in the fourth quarter of what Collins expects to see each game. “We’ve struggled defensively so far,” Collins said. “It’s probably the most we’ve struggled in several years. We’ve got a lot of new guys trying to figure out how we play, but the way we finished (against Thomas) was a promising sign.” The Shamrocks gave up just 44.8 points a game last year, a school record. It was the third time under Collins that the Shamrocks have broken the mark. The 2004-05 team yielded 46.6 points

a game and the 2005-06 team allowed 46.5 points. Coffman gave up more than 60 points in a game just twice last year. It already has equaled that this season against Thomas and an 84-61 win over Westland on Dec. 10. The Shamrocks, however, aren’t overly concerned. Coffman’s rotation features just one full-time returning starter and three regulars from a year ago. “We’ve been working on defense a lot,” senior Zack Riddle said. “A lot of people here have run different schemes. We have some guys who played on the (junior varsity) team last year and I was at a different school. But we’re picking

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Celtics’ Howard picks Cincinnati By AARON BLANKENSHIP ThisWeek Community Newspapers Dublin Jerome High School senior Jared Howard was flattered to be recruited to play golf by dozens of college coaches and he took the time to consider each of his options. But after making unofficial visits to Cincinnati, Florida Southern, Miami University, Michigan State and Xavier before the start of his senior season, he accepted a scholarship offer from Cincinnati. Howard made a verbal commitment to Bearcats coach Doug Martin in August a nd signed a national letter of intent in November. “I looked at a lot of great schools and programs, but I picked Cincinnati because I believe that coach Martin can help me take my game to the next level,” Howard said. “He was the No. 1 amateur player (in 1989) and he has (eight years) experience playing on the PGA Tour, so he’s been there before and knows what it takes to get that good.” In his first year as coach at Cincinnati during the 2009-10 season, Martin led the

Bearcats to an eighth-place finish (890) in the Big East Conference Championships, behind champion Georgetown (873). Former Jerome coach Jim Hull, who coached Howard during his freshman and sophomore seasons, expects Howard to make a positive impact at Cincinnati. Howard earned four varsity letters at Jerome and competed in the Division I state tournament the past three seasons. As a freshman, Howard played in several varsity tournaments and, although he didn’t compete on Jerome’s state championship team in 2007, he was one of eight Celtics to receive a championship ring that season. Howard capped his sophomore season by finishing as the No. 4 golfer on Jerome’s state runner-up squad that shot a 655 at state to finish two strokes behind champion Cincinnati St. Xavier (653). He helped lead the Celtics to an eighthplace finish at state as a junior and helped guide Jerome to a third-place state finish this past fall. “Even though Jared didn’t play in the state tournament as a freshman, he was a part of that team and he learned what being

a part of a championship team is all about,” Hull said. “Jared looked up to the older guys on that team who went on to play college golf, and he learned that it takes a lot of hard work to take your game to that level, and he put in that hard work year after year to follow in their footsteps. “Jared’s in a great position now, because he’s experienced a state championship, but he’s hungry to be a part of more team championships in the future. He’s motivated to keep getting better and he’s goaloriented.” Howard has lofty goals for himself and Cincinnati over the next four years. “Personally, I want to make the team as a freshman and earn as many accolades as I can before I graduate,” he said. “As far as team goals, I want to win the Big East all four years and make it to the national championships. “I’m going to major in business. Playing professional golf is my dream career, but I plan on working in business if that doesn’t work out for me.”

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Coffman’s Chris Mullucey controls Jerome’s Josh Transue during their 103-pound match.

At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Coffman, Jerome and Scioto wrestling teams: COFFMAN Dec. 16 — Defeated Jerome 32-26 and lost to Scioto 39-38 at Dublin City Championships Last Saturday — Def. Kettering Fairmont 46-22 and Troy 70-12 at Fairmont Duals Tuesday-Wednesday — Medina Invitational *Jan. 6 — At Upper Arlington with West-

land *OCC-Central match JEROME Dec. 16 — Def. Scioto 44-21 and lost to Coffman 32-26 at Dublin City Championships Last Saturday — Finished second (199) at Worthington Kilbourne’s Wolfpack Classic behind champion Kilbourne (239) Tuesday-Wednesday — Marion Harding Classic *Jan. 6 — At Olentangy Liberty with

Westerville North *OCC-Cardinal match SCIOTO Dec. 6 — Def. Coffman 39-38 and lost to Jerome 44-21 at Dublin City Championships Last Saturday — Finished 11th (94.5) at Pickerington North Panther Invitational behind champion Bedford St. Peter Chanel (282.5) *Jan. 6 — At Olentangy Liberty with Westerville North *OCC-Cardinal match

ford St. Peter Chanel (282.5). Scioto had just nine wrestlers in the lineup, led by Brandon Carbajal (160) and Wesley King (215), both of whom took third. The Irish had to forfeit four weight classes against Jerome and two against Coffman. “We were really hurting this

past week,” coach Scott King said. “We’re going to enjoy this time off to heal up and get some of these younger guys back on the practice mat. We’ve had four meets and we’re showing some signs of greatness, but it takes some time for these guys to adjust to varsity.”

Scioto won’t compete again until it meets Westerville North and Olentangy Liberty in the first OCC-Cardinal Division duals on Jan. 6. The Irish then play host to the Kevin Cleveland Memorial Tournament two days later.


At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Dublin Coffman boys and girls basketball teams: BOYS *Last Friday — Defeated Thomas Worthington 66-61. Zack Riddle scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half. Christian Heine had 13. *Last Tuesday — Played Hilliard Darby Tuesday — Home vs. Toledo Waite. Of note: The Shamrocks were 3-0 overall and in the OCC-Central before last Tuesday. GIRLS *Dec. 14 — Def. Upper Arlington 61-58. An 18-10 third quarter turned the game. Mackenzie Bailey, Meredith Stranges and Stacy Axner each scored 15 points. *Last Friday — Lost to Thomas Worthington 51-47. The game was tied at 33 after three periods. Axner had 16 points and Stranges added 14. Last Saturday — Def. Toledo Waite 67-41. Bailey had 24 points and 15 rebounds and Stranges added 16 points. *Last Tuesday — Played Darby Wednesday — At Lakota West Holiday Hoops vs. West Chester Lakota West. The Firebirds, who beat Coffman in a regional final in 2008 and 2009, are led by Massachusetts-signee Ronni Grandison. Thursday — At Lakota West Holiday Hoops vs. Toledo Central Catholic. Of note: The Shamrocks were 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the OCC-Central before last Tuesday. *OCC-Central game

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CLASSIC we didn’t win it all, but it was nice to see us wrestle well (last) Saturday.” Jerome took second (199) of 10 teams at Worthington Kilbourne’s Wolfpack Classic last Saturday behind the host Wolves (239). Bennett Comfort (112 pounds), Andrew Pearson (130), Jack Austin (140), Juven Lopez (160), Brad Myers (171) and Brett Mowery (215) all won championships. “We’ve never been this successful this early in the season as long as I’ve been here,” Huddle said. “I think we can do well in Marion, but I think a lot of our points are going to come from guys placing third, fourth, fifth and sixth. We’re not going to have a lot of winners.” Coffman earned lopsided victories over Kettering Fairmont (46-22) and Troy (70-12) at the Fairmont Duals last Saturday. Ryan Murdock (112), a returning Division I state qualifier, is aiming for a championship when his team participates in the Medina Invitational on Tuesday and Wednesday. The tournament, which features 46 teams, is one of the best in the state. “You really have to be prepared for it,” Murdock said. “I took eighth as a freshman and third last year, so I really want that title. This is really the type of tournament which can show you how ready you are for the state tournament.” A lean roster challenged Scioto last Saturday at the Pickerington North Panther Invitational, where the Irish finished 11th (94.5) of 13 teams behind champion Bed-


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Coffman’s Eric Weisenbach tries to block a shot last Friday by Thomas Worthington’s Julian Henderson.

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just eight more points, with five coming in the last 10 seconds when the game had been decided. “When we called a timeout coach got on us about our defense,” Riddle said. “We knew defense was going to be what won the game. The seniors got together and told the younger guys that we had to play hard, that we had to pick up our defense.” Riddle was active on the perimeter, pressuring the Thomas guards. Hall and Weisenbach, who played the fourth quarter with four fouls, were solid inside. Hall had four rebounds in the period and Weisenbach had three blocks and a steal. “We made some plays at the end,” Collins said. “(Thomas) had a rhythm going and our zone helped. We’re working on it. We want to become a better defensive team. It’s certainly not for a lack of effort. But we need smart effort and that’s what working on.”

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Gafford, Robinson among area products in bowls By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

There might not have been a more dramatic turnaround in college football this fall than the one that occurred at Miami University. After losing to Central Michigan 35-10 in the 2007 MidAmerican Conference title game to finish 6-7, the RedHawks slipped to 2-10 in 2008 and coach Shane Montgomery was forced to resign. Another rough season occurred in 2009 as Miami went 1-11 under first-year coach Michael Haywood. It took what two-year Miami captain Jordan Gafford calls a “change in the culture” to bring about what happened this fall. After splitting their first six games, the RedHawks bounced back and advanced to the MAC championship game in Detroit, where they beat Northern Illinois 26-21 on Dec. 3 to improve to 9-4. The win sent Miami, which features a pair of fifth-year seniors and central Ohio natives in Armand Robinson and Gafford, to the Bowl at 8 p.m. Jan. 6 in Mobile, Ala., against Middle Tennessee State. Gafford, a 2006 Worthington Kilbourne High School graduate and defensive back, and Robinson, a 2006 Reynoldsburg graduate and wide receiver, both were key players along with 2007 Westland graduate Will Diaz (DL) and 2006 Whetstone graduate Seth Philip (kickoff specialist). Haywood left Dec. 16 to coach the University of Pittsburgh. Lance Guidry is serving as interim coach. “It’s been a rough four years for Armand and I to be a part of the team’s struggles, so this year has been exciting,” said Gafford, the ThisWeek Super 25 captain in 2005. “To win a lot of close games and win the MAC championship, it was all worth it. I think a lot of it was that (Haywood) came in and

Steve Gardiner, a Coffman graduate, is one of seven area athletes who play for Michigan State.

cleaned house. We’ve been playing our best football at the end of the season.” Gafford played in 10 games as a freshman in 2006 and was the team’s top tackler among non-linebackers in 2007 before suffering a fractured tibia in the second game of 2008, ending his season. Gafford came back as a cocaptain in 2009 and started the first eight games before going down with a torn nerve in his neck. Gafford missed two games this season with a concussion but finished with 32 tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery while playing safety. Robinson had 76 receptions

for 805 yards and five touchdowns this season. He had 14 catches in the MAC title game, including the game-winning 33yard score with 33 seconds to go. “This is unbelievable because this is the first time I’ve ever been on a team that won a championship,” Robinson said. •LEFFLER FINDS ROLE — Although it wouldn’t have seemed likely after he graduated from Columbus Academy in 2007, Andy Leffler will be traveling to Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 28 to play for North Carolina State in the Champs Sports Bowl. A linebacker, wide receiver, kicker and punter for the Vikings, Leffler discovered Elon

University on a family vacation and eventually became a walkon punter. After punting just eight times for the Phoenix in 2009, Leffler transferred to N.C. State. This season, the Dublin native punted 31 times for a 38.7 average while splitting duties with senior Jeff Ruiz (36.4 average). “I wanted to just focus on my academics this year, but I just decided to give it a shot and in the third game this year I got my first punt,” said Leffler, a junior. “It’s something I never would have dreamed of. The most enjoyable part has been getting the second opportunity.” •FROM THE BIG TEN — Eighteen players with local ties are on rosters of Big Ten teams, including nine from Ohio State, which plays Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4. Michigan State has seven players from central Ohio, including three who played significantly this season in Le’Veon Bell (RB, Groveport), B.J. Cunningham (WR, Westerville South) and Steve Gardiner (LB, Dublin Coffman). The Spartans play Alabama in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1. The Crimson Tide won the BCS national title game last year and feature 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram. “It’s really exciting, especially coming off a 6-7 year last year,” said Gardiner, who has played on special teams the last two years and split time between middle linebacker and outside linebacker this season. “Playing against last year’s national champions and Heisman winner adds a little bit of motivation, plus it’s the Big Ten against the SEC.” •ALSO BOUND FOR ORLANDO — The Wolfpack’s opponent in the Champs Sports Bowl is West Virginia, which starts Beechcroft graduate Julian Miller on its defensive line. Miller, a redshirt junior in his second season as a starter, was a second-team all-

At a glance Below are area natives who are listed on rosters of college football teams that are competing in 2010-11 bowl games: PLAYER (HIGH SCHOOL) COLLEGE BOWL GAME Mike Adams (Dublin Coffman) Ohio State Sugar, Jan. 4 Rob Anzuini (Hilliard Darby) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Chi Chi Ariguzo (DeSales) Northwestern TicketCity, Jan. 1 Ike Ariguzo (DeSales) Air Force Independence, Dec. 27 Nic Barber (Newark) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Le’Veon Bell (Groveport) Michigan State Capital One, Jan. 1 Eric Benjamin (Grove City) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 John Blevins (Upper Arlington) Miami, Jan. 6 Justin Boren (Pickerington Central) Ohio State Sugar, Jan. 4 Zach Boren (Pickerington Central) Ohio State Sugar, Jan. 4 Ben Buchanan (Westerville Central) Ohio State Sugar, Jan. 4 Samuel Cherry (Gahanna) Toledo Little Caesar’s, Dec. 26 Zac Clark (Grove City) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Kyle Clifton (Dublin Coffman) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Steven Crane (Pickerington North) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Ricky Crawford (Olentangy) Ohio State Sugar, Jan. 4 B.J. Cunningham (Westerville South) Michigan State Capital One, Jan. 1 Bo Delande (Hilliard Davidson) Ohio State Sugar, Jan. 4 Will Diaz (Westland) Miami, Jan. 6 Connor Dietz (Hilliard Davidson) Air Force Independence, Dec. 27 Mario Dovell (Whetstone) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Nate Ebner (Hilliard Davidson) Ohio State Sugar, Jan. 4 Ross Fleming (Olentangy Liberty) Air Force Independence, Dec. 27 Josh Fitzpatrick (DeSales) Navy Poinsettia, Dec. 23 Jordan Gafford (Worth. Kilbourne) Miami, Jan. 6 Steve Gardiner (Dublin Coffman) Michigan State Capital One, Jan. 1 Cavin Green (Columbus Academy) Ohio State Sugar, Jan. 4 Adam Griffin (DeSales) Ohio State Sugar, Jan. 4 Josh Hendershot (Newark Catholic) Toledo Little Caesar’s, Dec. 26 Travis Jackson (DeSales) Michigan State Capital One, Jan. 1 Antonio Jeremiah (Hilliard Darby) Michigan State Capital One, Jan. 1 Chris Johann (Pickerington North) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Quentin Jones (Northland) UTEP New Mexico, Dec. 18 Zac Kerin (Olentangy) Toledo Little Caesar’s, Dec. 26 Ricky Kovatch (Dublin Jerome) West Virginia Champs Sports, Dec. 28 Kyle Kozak (Pickerington Central) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Josh Kusan (DeSales) Air Force Independence, Dec. 27 Andy Leffler (Columbus Academy) N.C. State Champs Sports, Dec. 28 B.J. Machen (Hilliard Darby) Georgia Tech Independence, Dec. 27 Danny Miller (Westerville North) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Julian Miller (Beechcroft) West Virginia Champ Sports, Dec. 28 Keith Moore (Grove City) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Patrick Omameh (DeSales) Michigan Gator, Jan. 1 A.J. Oxley (Pickerington North) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Seth Philip (Whetstone) Miami, Jan. 6 Grant Pleasant (Dublin Scioto) Toledo Little Caesar’s, Dec. 26 Darius Reeves (Gahanna) Toledo Little Caesar’s, Dec. 26 Rob Rhodeback (Northridge) Texas A&M Cotton, Jan. 7 Armand Robinson (Reynoldsburg) Miami, Jan. 6 Skyler Schofner (Big Walnut) Michigan State Capital One, Jan. 1 Kenny Stafford (DeSales) Toledo Little Caesar’s, Dec. 26 Drew Stevens (Olentangy) Michigan State Capital One, Jan. 1 Jeramie Stump (Grove City) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Justin Stumph (St. Charles) Miami, Jan. 6 Chase Swisher (Olentangy Orange) Toledo Little Caesar’s, Dec. 26 Storm Timson (Licking Heights) Ohio U. New Orleans, Dec. 18 Ibrahim Yayah (Brookhaven) Toledo Little Caesar’s, Dec. 26

Big East honoree after finishing with 13 tackles for losses and eight sacks. He has one year of college eligibility remaining. “I feel like each year I’ve gotten better,” said Miller, whose

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JEROME Continued from page B1 senior post player Katie Vaughn suffered a concussion during a 45-38 win over Liberty on Dec. 10. Add in a flu bug going through the roster, and it’s understandable why the coach has been looking forward to Christmas break. “We’ve been going through some adversity, but we’re still winning games,” Martin said. “The kids are starting to understand our offensive and defensive philosophies and that helps.” The Celtics have been led in scoring by Miller, a sophomore point guard averaging 13.8 points. “Kaitlin Miller does what all good points guards do — she makes everyone else better,” Martin said. “She jump-starts our of-

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At a glance Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Jerome boys and girls basketball teams: BOYS Dec. 14 — Lost to Upper Arlington 63-41. Ben Nesdore scored 10 points and Nick Neale had nine. *Last Friday — Lost to Westerville South 86-50 *Last Tuesday — Played Olentangy Today — Home vs. Centerville Wednesday — Olentangy Orange in Delaware County Shootout at Olentangy Liberty Dec. 30 — Home vs. Hilliard Darby *Jan. 5 — At Marysville *Jan. 7 — Home vs. Scioto *Jan. 14 — At Westerville Central Of note: The Celtics were 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the OCC-Cardinal before

fense. But as good as she is the leadership is still coming from our seniors. Brooke Carrel and Katie Vaughn are teaching the younger players the ropes at the

last Tuesday. GIRLS Dec. 14 — Defeated Zanesville 4537 (OT). Katelin Miller scored 21 points. *Last Friday — Def. Westerville South 44-42 *Last Tuesday — Played Olentangy Tuesday — Upper Arlington at Watterson Tournament Wednesday — Ready at Watterson Tournament *Jan. 5 — Home vs. Marysville *Jan. 7 — At Scioto *Jan. 14 — Home vs. Westerville Central Of note: The Celtics were 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the OCC-Cardinal before last Tuesday. *OCC-Cardinal game

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Of note: The Irish were 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the OCC before last Tuesday. GIRLS *Last Friday — Defeated Westerville North 47-41. Kelly Flood and Anna Buhigas each had 10 points. *Last Tuesday — Played Westerville Central Today — Home vs. New Albany *Jan. 3 — At Liberty Of note: The Irish were 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the OCC before last Tuesday. *OCC-Cardinal game

New Albany’s offense lost 24 points per game with the graduation of Haley and Hannah Robertson. The sisters helped the Eagles win the OCC-Capital at 13-1 last year after finishing runner-up the previous three seasons. “They love to shoot it a lot, and they score a lot of points,” Fisher said. “When we saw them, I don’t didn’t like. We’ve got six differ- and we’ll have something in mind think there was a 3-pointer they ent scenarios we like on defense for them.”

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During a week in which families spend time together and share life’s blessings, let’s find out what some of central Ohio’s premier high school athletes consider the best Christmas gift they have received. Abby Barker, Watterson field hockey: “The best Christmas gift I ever got was a trip to Colorado. We had so much fun skiing, relaxing and hanging out together as a family. It was a time I will never forget.” Kellie Roudabush, Hilliard Bradley softball and basketball: “My favorite Christmas gift that I ever got was a bike when I was really little. It was something that I had always wanted and I finally received it.” William Rosler, Columbus Academy boys swimming: “My best Christmas gift came in 2001 when I got a Nintendo GameCube along with the game ‘Super Smash Brothers Melee.’ I spent the next 36 hours or so in the basement playing the game and only stopped for food.” Brian Sullivan, Upper Arlington boys basketball: “My favorite Christmas present was Nintendo 94. My brothers and I had asked for Nintendo 94 and we opened all of our presents but there was no Nintendo. Later in the day, my grandparents came with a box and inside was the cherished Nintendo 94. We were thrilled and played video games for the rest of the Christmas break.” Tiyona Marshall, Gahanna Lincoln softball and basketball: “My all-time favorite Christmas gift was my Easy Bake Oven. I would make brownies all Christmas vacation long for the whole family.” Kellie Carmendy, Olentangy Liberty girls diving: “I thought about my favorite gift for a while and I really don’t have one favorite Christmas present. Getting presents doesn’t mean that much to me. I am just happy to have my whole family together.” Cooper Staton, DeSales boys swimming:

“My best Christmas gift ever was in 2005 when my sister, Carmen, and I discovered we would be having a new sibling. We got to tell all of our friends and family that weekend what was going to happen. Today, our youngest sister, Ellen, is 4 years old and LARRY puts a smile on everyone’s face LARSON every day.” Aisha Cavin, Hartley girls track: “My best-ever Christmas gift was my dog named Chase. We got him from Walhonding, Ohio, during the huge blizzard that left everyone without power, including the breeders. However, we drove three hours to get him and it was by far worth it and the best gift I could receive.” Wil Trapp, Gahanna Lincoln boys soccer: “It’s real easy for me. My favorite Christmas gift was a Ping-Pong table.” Chris Uhle, Olentangy Liberty pole vault: “My favorite Christmas gift was a Fisher Price easel I got when I was 4 years old. It also came with a letter from Santa that said to use it for coloring with my crayons instead of using my uncle’s couch, and if I ever did that again I would be getting coal for Christmas.” As for me, the most memorable gift was given to me by my late wife, Jeanne, who took me on a picnic in Schiller Park in German Village on the night after Christmas. We went to the park via horse-drawn carriage and shared moments that will be with me forever. To all of you, from the student-athletes and from me, Merry Christmas! Larry Larson is a former athletics director at Grandview High School. He can be heard as “Mr. High School Sports” on WTVN 610 AM.



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Sports briefs Herold, Rudibaugh named all-region Otterbein senior midfielder Cristen Herold and senior forward Lindsey Rudibaugh, both Dublin Coffman graduates, have been named second-team All-Great Lakes Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Herold led the Ohio Athletic Conference this season with 12 assists, an Otterbein singleseason record. Rudibaugh, an All-Region selection for the third year in a row, had nine goals and five assists to lead the Cardinals in scoring for the fourth consecutive season. She scored five game-winning goals in 2010.

Hogue earns all-NCAC honor Wittenberg senior defender Spencer Hogue, a graduate of Jerome, has been named honorable mention all-North Coast Athletic Conference for men’s soccer. Hogue also was honorable mention all-conference after his junior season.

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ThisWeek Community Newspapers Dublin Villager

December 23, 2010

ThisWeek Community Newspapers Dublin Villager

December 23, 2010

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Beloved Bexley Italian still hitting its marks It’s not a fluke that Giuseppe’s Ritrovo is a local institution. Located in the heart of Bexley — next to the Drexel and across from Capital University — the upscale casual Giuseppe’s can convert newcomers into regulars after a single visit. A fun and lively place where suited gentlemen enjoy wine and pizza at the granite bar next to big tables of cocktailing ladies close by families smiling over bowls of their all-time favorite pastas, this big windowed restaurant exudes true neighborhood charm. No wonder it’s almost as packed on a cold and crappy Monday evening as it is on a Saturday night. A gaze at Giuseppe’s rustic brick walls and slick modern art is a clue into its way with a menu. In other words, the place manages to simultaneously embrace and transcend classic ItalianAmerican cooking. While the basic pasta-loaded

MENU by G.A. Benton food document hasn’t altered drastically over the years, there are always-interesting nightly specials. And recently, a few new and exciting developments have been introduced: a terrific happy hour and a short list of ambitious cocktails. On the happy hour front, most of Giuseppe’s glasses of wine, terrific handmade pizzas and snazzy appetizer dishes are sold for about half off. This means that between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. — at the bar only — great deals await those who show up early. That was me recently, as I sipped some food-friendly vino ($5 per glass) and dug into the pretty Prosciutto Crudo Antipasto ($13, or $6 at happy hour).

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Six-Cheese Ravioli and Insalata Favalosa at Giuseppe’s Ritrovo in Bexley.

Sheets of soft, supple, sweet and succulent Parma ham were placed atop a chopped salad of kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella and marinated arti-

choke hearts. I liked how the creamy cheese helped direct the focus onto the delicate meat amidst bolder elements. High-quality mushrooms (lots of shiitakes), plenty of racy tomato sauce and a very attractive thin and crispy crust delighted mightily in the Al Funghi pizza ($15, or $9 at happy hour). What’s more, the wide pie was large enough to feed two to three for dinner or serve as an appetizer for a huge table. (Pizzas are also available in whole wheat or gluten-free crusts.) About 20 pastas make up the bulk of Giuseppe’s menu, and ranging from the killer $10 Spaghetti and Meatballs to pricier, seafood-laden varieties, they’re all good. Like the extravagant Gamberi Di Sicilia ($22). Lots of garlicky, good-quality shrimp were matched with fine mushrooms in a spicy and lavish cognac and heavy-duty cream sauce. Perfectly

Giuseppe’s Ritrovo 2268 E. Main St., Bexley 614-235-4300 Web: Cuisine: Italian Price: $$$ ($20-$30 per person) Patio: Yes Hours: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-12 p.m. Saturday al dente linguine soaked up the richness. The Six Cheese Ravioli ($15) were a half-dozen firm pasta pillows filled with a ricotta-forward dairy blend. Making the dish extra special was a light, herby and acidic tomato sauce bountifully flecked with delicious mushrooms and chopped chicken. For dessert, the Blueberry Bread Pudding ($7.50) was a good choice for those (like me) seeking something with a restrained

sweetness. Drizzles of creme anglaise played beautifully with the plentiful fruit. If you’d rather sip dessert, pick one of Giuseppe’s specialty cocktails — they use enticing ingredients like grappa, Aperol and rhubarb bitters. From these, the “Sidebar” Sidecar ($9) — its brandy and Grand Marnier leavened by citrus — will carry you home in style. Correction: The hours for Spiro’s Plaza Cafe was incorrect in the Dec. 16 review. Hours for the restaurant are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. To read G.A. B e n t o n ’s blog, visit

Polaris adds another dash of Indian spice with Cumin The closing of Bayleaf India Bistro left a serious hole in the lunch buffet scene in Polaris. That’s going to change on Friday, when Cumin takes over the vacant restaurant at 1025 Polaris Parkway. Owner Ved Prakash, who also goes by Vince, has completely revamped the interior, installing stone, tile and white Italian marble while building a 4-foot-tall border around the lounge area. “I want to give the impression it’s not the same restaurant, it’s a new restaurant,” he said. The transition also includes a new menu, which is about 25 percent bigger, with a large assortment of seafood, including spicy mango shrimp, lobster lababdar and Malai halibut. There are plenty of standard plates, as well, such as various styles of tandoori, biryani and vegetarian dishes. Most entrees from the a la carte dinner menu are in the $8 to $12 range. Still, the all-important lunch buffet will be served daily. On the weekends, it will include the chaat station, as Bayleaf had. Anyone who’s witnessed it firsthand knows that Indian buffets are extremely

The extra space will allow Prakash to pursue his burgeoning catering business, which now serves 700 lunches per week. “Once I open up (Cumin) then I could add 500 easy,” he said. Cumin will be open for lunch and dinner daily. For more information, call 614854-0775.

Ved “Vince” Prakash, owner of Cuisine of India, will soon open Cumin inside the former Bayleaf India Bistro site at Polaris.

In other Indian news from Polaris, Masala BBQ has opened at 8939 South Old State Road. Aqil Khan’s new restaurant specializes in Indian and Pakistani cuisines. The menu is by no means extensive. Instead, it is primarily focused on tandoori, often described as Indian barbecue, and biryani dishes. Most entrée prices are in the $7 to $10 range. Masala BBQ is open six days a week, closed Sunday. For more information, call 614-433-0108.

popular on the Far North Side. Prakash laid the foundation at Cuisine of India, 8475 Sancus Blvd. That was followed by Bayleaf and then Maanas, another large space off Polaris Parkway, west of South Old State Road. “People noticed my success,” said Prakash, who opened Cuisine of India in 2004. But the space is smaller by comparison, seating 68. Cumin, meanwhile,

The father-and-son team of Yiagos and Stratis Kostoglou are putting the finishing touches on Greek to Me, a breakfast-and-lunch locale at 4697 Reed Road on the Northwest Side. The restaurant, set to open the first week of January, will take over the space that was home to a slew of pizza shops, most recently Pizzano’s. The Kostoglous say the menu will be

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will seat 140. Where Cumin will offer a wide assortment of fare from the northern part of the country, Cuisine of India’s menu will be transformed to include only dishes from the south, such as dosa, medu wada, sambar, idli and chicken chettinad. Prakash said the conversion will allow the restaurant to differentiate itself from the others.

a mix of American and Greek fare. They will work from family recipes for avgolemeno soup, pastitsio, lamb, baklava, galaktoboureko and other classic Greek dishes. They have applied for a beer and wine license.

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Father-daughter writing team turns to famous crimes which is also based in Charleston, S.C. “The way it came about, interestingly enough, after the prisons book came out I was contacted by The History Press and they said would you pitch a book to us,” David Meyers said during a recent interview. Father and daughter didn’t have to do a lot of casting about; they had the subject matter at hand. “We already,

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Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote the classic “Crime and Punishment” in 1866. For the modern father-daughter writing team of David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker, first it was punishment, now it’s crime. The Clintonville residents collaborated on last year’s “Central Ohio’s Historic Prisons,” another of the photo-driven entries into the Images of America series put out by Arcadia Publishing of Charleston, S.C. This time around, they’ve come up with stories about some of the people whose exploits landed them in those very prisons. “Historic Columbus Crimes: Mama’s in the Furnace, The Thing and Others” was published last month by The History Press,

in the process of researching the prison book, had come up with some interesting Columbus crimes,” Meyers said. “We’re both very interested in history, and we’ve always had an interest in sort of the darker side of humanity,” Elise Meyers Walker said. “For us it was just a very natural progression.” They both felt the subject matter of famous crimes would be more interesting to most people than the development of the prison system that dealt with these criminals, according to Walker. “They want to know the exciting part, not what happens after,”

she said. The first crime dealt with in the new book dates to 1839, and involved grave-robbing by professors and students at a medical college in Worthington. The most recent took place on Dec. 8, 2004, when 25-year-old Nathan Gale ran onto the stage of the Alrosa Villa and shot six people. Four of them died, including Damageplan guitarist Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott. “I like the stuff that I can remember,” Walker said. “I like the older stuff, too, but it all kind of becomes a blur.” A decade before the Alrosa Villa

shooting, she recalled, a friend’s band was playing at the North Side Club and she asked her father for permission to go. “He said, ‘No, people get shot there,’ ” Walker recalled. Then, people got shot there, and Walker said she thought: “Shoot, my dad was right.” Another contemporary crime among the 16 touched on in the book occurred in the neighborhood Meyers and Walker both call home, Clintonville. That was the May 17, 2003, slaying of female impersonator Gary McMurtry in See FATHER-, page C4

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The Dublin Arts Council last week announced five new additions to its board of directors, as well as officers for 2011. The five people added to the 15-member board are: JP Morgan Chase customer experience manager Erin Daly; Mark Emerson, who has served local organizations including the Dublin Veterans Memorial and Dublin bicentennial arts project; IBM engineer Pete Joodi; lawyer Linda Killworth; and Christine Kullberg, director of marking communications and branding at Cardinal Health. Officers for 2011 were also announced. Karrie Braganza will lead the board as president. April King was appointed present-elect, Mark Jarvis will serve as treasurer and Naomi Hoyt was elected secretary.

Community-relations department adds two staff members Dublin’s community relations recently hired two staff members to filled vacated positions. Megan Canavan was hired as a public information officer and Kevin Cooper as web developer. Canavan has worked as a program specialist

for the American Lung Association in West Virginia and earned a bachelor of arts degree in strategic communication from Ohio State University. Canavan will handle communications for parks and leisure services, human resources and police. Cooper brings more than six years of web experience to Dublin and previously handled web development for EWI’s Advanced Energy and worked for Stonefly Communications Group.

Grand leprechaun nominations sought Dublin is on the lookout for its next grand leprechaun. The city will take nominations for a Grand Leprechaun who will oversee St. Patrick’s Day traditions, including leading the annual parade through Historic Dublin. The individual or couple to be honored with the grand leprechaun title must be a resident or corporate citizen of Dublin for at least three consecutive years, an active volunteer leader in the community and have been involved in service or volunteer projects during the past year. The nominee must also be able to attend the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Dublin, not hold an elected office and cannot have been recognized by Dublin within the past five years. To nominate someone as grand leprechaun, look online at

Sells announces December Shamrocks Sells Middle School has announced its December Super Star Shamrocks. They are: Sixth grade: Neil Grismore, Taylor Jackson, Karli Siefker, Ryan Simone, Cory Beachler, Hayden Hollingsworth, Grace Johnson, Camilla (Kiki) Kill, Adam Scarmuzzi, Coy Tresner, Noor Alshafie, Luai Dawi, Benjamin Frye, Matthew Kiley, Taylor Loeser and Ivan Perez Seventh grade: Croccifixio (Cross) Gillie, Elinor Hackett, George Kyle, Kwadwo Opoku, Emily Blanquera, Eric Eiterman, Jeffrey Kreindler, Gabriel Magan, Lalotha Pamidigantam, Nicole Richards, William Rose, Thanvin Vatti, Jacob Joos, Katherine Kirchner, Isaac McKinney, Yuto Minami, Sayuri Teresaka, Jason

Boateng, Subash Chebolu, Griffin Grady, John Graf and Nichoklas Nyugen. Eighth grade: Matthew Dilenschneider, Brian Do, Kayla Robinson, Anna Traverse, Madyson Andrews, Jon Arnason, Mikaela Perkins, Jamie Rodriquez, Samantha Skuce, Akhil Surepeddi, Michael Waton, Christopher Wehrum, Michelle Zych, Madison Andrews, Victor Juarez, Andrew Kraly, Rachel LaPointe, Sasikala Mani, Sarah Proctor, Shilpa Revi, Tomomi Suenaga, Cameron Taylor, Mark Wood and Yudai Yoshikawa.

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holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Cranfield School of Management Isabelle Billet of German Vil- in England. lage was recently appointed to the Central Ohio Diabetes As- Davies to serve sociation board of directors. on NDCC board She is a senior vice Megan Davies of Dublin has president of been elected to serve on the New marketing and Directions Career Center board innovation at of trustees. Dublin-based She is employed at Lee Hecht Cardinal Harrison, where she serves as Health Inc. Isabelle Billet vice president, director of proPrior to her fessional services. Davies was current role, Billet served as the previously employed with Navice president of marketing and tional City Bank, Kentucky Fried new business development for Corporation and BISYS Fund C.R. Bard Inc. in Georgia. She Services. also serves on the marketing Her community involvement roundtable of Georgia State Uni- includes work with Nationwide versity in Atlanta. Children’s Hospital and RiverBillet earned her doctorate in side Methodist Hospital. Davies pharmacy from Montpellier Phar- holds a bachelor’s degree from macy University in France. She Colorado State University.

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Scouting news Dublin’s Willette attains Eagle rank Spencer Willette was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. The Dublin Coffman student planned and managed the construction of an 80-foot long boardwalk at Bailey Elementary School as his Eagle project. Willette has earned 22 merit badges, including Lifesaving and Environmental Science. He has held various leadership roles in Boy Scout Spencer Willette sits on the boardwalk at Bailey Elementary School. It was his Eagle Scout Troop 299. project.

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Father-daughter Faith and Fellowship writing team turns to famous crimes You are invited over Continued from page A1 his Indianola Avenue home by Michael J. Jennings, a male stripper who was dressed as a ninja and used a samurai sword in committing the murder. “That one was interesting because I remember seeing it on the news and going: ‘What?’” Walker said. One historic crime that simply had to be included, Meyers said, if for no other reason than it seems to be of great local interest, led to the 1929 murder trial of Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member Dr. James Howard Snook. He was accused of murdering a 24-year-old student, Theora Hix, with whom he’d had an affair. “When I mentioned that I was gong to write this, probably 50 percent of the people the first thing out of your mouths is are you going to include Dr. Snook?” Meyers said. “I included that because it’s, or course, a major case, but there are a lot of ones I uncovered that were interesting because of a twist.”

These included “The Case of the Invisible Detective,” a Dictaphone machine left on in a room by the head of the Burns Detective Agency as part of a sting operation into graft in the state legislature. It was probably, Meyers said, the first instance of wire-tapping. Columbus and environs have been host to many other famous and historic crimes, enough for at least another book and possibly a whole series, according to Meyers. “There are a lot of stories. I uncovered ones we didn’t use,” he said. “I’ve got probably files on at least 30 others that I’ve started working on.” “Oh, definitely, we would love to do a sequel,” Walker said. “We have about 30 more stories that we wished we could have included in this book. We always like the weird history and the strange history and the stuff that people don’t always know about but should.” “Columbus Historic Crimes” is available at many local bookstores and a variety of places online.

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Coming up To add, remove or update a sociation, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. listing, e-mail editorial@this 4, at the Linworth United Methodist Church, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd. Paige Metersky will discuss Deaf Initiatives. All area Event nurses and anyone interested in Networking Event, sponsored the topic are welcome to attend by the Dublin, Union County and the meeting. Call (614) 885-3283. Worthington Area Chambers of OCLC Toastmasters 478, Commerce, 5:30-7 p.m. Thurs- noon the first and third Thursday, Jan. 27, at Franklin Univer- days of the month at the OCLC sity, 495 Metro Place S., Dublin. main building, 6565 Kilgour Networking, appetizers and door Place. Members focus on imprizes. Admission is free for all proving speaking and leadership young professionals group mem- skills. Call (614) 825-2611. bers and $10 for non-members. Sawmill Road Toastmasters, Call (614) 889-2001 or visit 11:45 a.m. on the first and third Mondays of every month at Flyers Pizza, 3967 Presidential Parkway. Visitors are welcome. MemHealth Yoga classes for people with bers focus on improving public skills. Visit cancer, 11 a.m. Mondays, 4 p.m. speaking Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, at The Wellness Com- Guests are welcome. Mommies and Munchkins, munity, 103330 Sawmill Park9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and way, Suite 600, Powell. All equipThursdays. This is a faith-based ment is provided. fitness walking class made up of caregivers and their children. The Meetings group will walk more than a mile Worthington Area Nurses As- at each meeting, at various loca-

tions in the Hilliard/Dublin area. Free. Visit the club Web site at to register and view the location calendar. Call Summer Sisney at (812) 499-7469. Christian Marketplace Network Dublin Chapter, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Friday of each month at LaScala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Road. Christians in the marketplace are invited to attend for lunch, fellowship, prayer, networking and business presentations. All are welcome. Registration fee is $2. Call Jim Brewer at (614) 792-7766 or visit Dublin Worthington Rotary, noon Wednesdays at La Scala, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road. Dublin Lions Club, 7:30-8:30 a.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the Rise and Dine Restaurant, 7573 Sawmill Road. Call Ron Robbins at (614) 888-8773. Dublin A.M. Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m. Fridays, at the Country Club at Muirfield Village, 8715

Muirfield Drive. Call (614) 3277166 or e-mail 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 e-mail Kiwanis Club of Dublin, 7 p.m. Mondays, at Mary Kelley’s, 7148 Muirfield Drive. Call (614) 889-9007 or visit Kiwanis Club of Greater Dublin, noon Tuesdays at Mary Kelley’s, 7148 Muirfield Drive. For more information, call (614) 717-4910 or visit Northwest Civic Association, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, except July, at Meadow Park Church, 2425 Bethel Road. The Right ConnectionDublin Chapter, 7:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of the month at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road. Call Sherri Herrick at (614) 806-5917.

Dublin AmSpirit, 8 a.m. Tuesdays at Panera Bread, 6665 Perimeter Loop Road. For more information, contact Alan Amstutz at (614) 791-9933 or e-mail Wesley Davids American Legion Post 800 of Dublin, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Bogey Inn, 6013 Glick Road. All veterans are welcome. Call (614) 214-6451 or e-mail Inventors Network meets to discuss the invention process at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at TechColumbus, 1275

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Coming up Continued from page C5 Paul at (614) 895-6760 or e-mail Better Breathers Club of Dublin, 6-7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month in the front lobby conference room of Dublin Methodist Hospital. Monthly topics will be discussed. Enjoy

new friendships and support. Free and open to anyone who is diagnosed with any pulmonary disease, their loved ones and caregivers. Light refreshments are provided, along with door prizes. Wheelchair accessible. Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, 8 p.m. every Thursday at Meadow Park Church

of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder Support Group and a group for family/friends of those with eating disorders, 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, in Buildings O and G on the OSU-Harding campus, 445 E. Granville Road, Wor-

thington. Free, but donations are accepted. Call (614) 293-9550 or visit At A Loss, support group for parents who have lost a child, 67:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Dublin Counseling Center, 299 Cramer Creek Court. Call 889-5722 for

more information. Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church’s Mill Run campus, 3500 Mill Run in Hilliard. A half-hour social time precedes the start of the meetings. Childcare is available. For more information, leave a confidential voice mail at 451-3736, extension 7317,

e-mail or visit Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/Fibromyalgia meeting, 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St. Call (614) 457-5132 for more information.

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Pediatric urgent care, emergency department: What’s the difference? Urgent Care locations offer treatment for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries that need immediate attention but are not serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency department. Treatment for the following conditions is provided: minor cuts, minor/small burns, possible broken bones/simple fractures (facility will perform Xrays and initial treatment), sprains and strains, vomiting, diarrhea, asthma (mild or moderate wheezing), rashes, mild allergic reactions and fever. Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers five urgent care facilities (including the main campus office) with evening and weekend hours, and can be considered an extension of a community pediatrician’s office. Go to the emergency department if you feel your child’s problem is a true emergency, or for treatment of the following conditions: major trauma/injuries, injuries involving a motor vehicle crash or being struck by a

motor vehicle, a fall from a height, serious head injury with loss of consciousness, changes TERRY P. in normal beBARBER SR. havior, or vomiting, serious or large burns, obvious broken bone in the leg or arm, severe difficulty breathing, fever in infants eight weeks of age or less, severe pain and seizures. Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the country and is ranked third in the nation by Parents Magazine. From Jan. 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009, there were 120,929 visits to the E.D. and 276,908 total emergency services rendered. The E.D. at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides expertise in pediatric advanced life support and resuscitation as well as evaluation and treatment in every area for acute medical and sur-

gical conditions. Talk with your doctor before your child gets sick about how to handle emergencies and inquire about the doctor’s policy on addressing medical needs outside of office hours. Having that information ahead of time will mean one less thing to worry about when your child is sick. If you think your child is experiencing a medical emergency or life-threatening condition, always call 911. In situations where calling 911 isn’t necessary, you should always call your child’s pediatrician or family doctor first to determine the best treatment option. If you think someone is poisoned, call the Central Ohio Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. Terry P. Barber Sr., M.D., is the medical director of off-site Urgent Care Centers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an attending physician at the Nationwide Children’s Westerville Close To Home Center. He is also a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Ohio State.

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