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Brennan’s cancer battle inspires staff By JEFF DONAHUE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

When Bexley Mayor John Brennan announced in February that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a pall fell over city council chambers. “I’m going to fight this,” he said at the time. “I’m going to get through this.” Brennan has lived up to his word. After enrolling in an aggressive, experimental treatment program at the James Cancer Center at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Brennan struggled, losing more than 30 pounds and most of his hair due to the intensity of his treatment regimen.

A familiar face at virtually every community event and city meeting, he had to curtail both his business and social schedule to deal with his sudden loss of energy. Those closest to him feared the worst. “Although the outlook upon learning of the news of his cancer seemed poor, this is not the situation now,” Bexley city attorney Lou Chodosh said. “John has been undergoing treatment that has been working. He stated early on he was going to fight this, and he has done so. “John asked his doctor whether he could run for mayor again, and the doctor’s response was, ‘Why not?’ The tumors have shrunk, and he has been told

they will continue to do so. “His optimism is contagious. I meet with the mayor regularly to keep him up to date with legal issues, new ordinances, and resident issues that have come to my attention. Over the last six weeks, he has gotten stronger, and continues to do so, Chodosh said. “Everywhere I go in Bexley someone tells me to wish John well, and to tell him he is an inspiration,” he said. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Brennan said, he visited 19 block parties and still had the energy to take part in all of the city-sponsored holiday events. “It’s been great to see John’s energy

picking up and his spirits increasing over the past few months,” Chodosh said. “His turnaround has been remarkable and his tenacity and determination are impressive.” City council member Ben Kessler said he has been struck by Brennan’s dedication. “City council and the city directors have rallied behind John and helped him as he’s needed it, but despite being in aggressive treatment, he’s been staying on top of city business and fulfilling his duties admirably,” Kessler said. “With his energy up and his scans showing positive signs of recovery, I’m looking forward to many more years of John’s

friendship and leadership.” City council member Jed Morison agreed. “John and his family have been remarkable throughout this entire time,” he said. “He sets a great example for all of us and proves that a positive attitude has great healing power. We are so happy he is doing well.” City council member Mark Masser said he sees no reason why Brennan shouldn’t run for re-election in November. “John is undergoing treatment for his cancer and has been given encouraging See BRENNAN, page A2

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Bexley High School freshman Abby Barno paddles down the Big Darby Creek on July 15 as part of the summer gym program offered by Bexley High School. The group took a trip through Trapper John’s Canoe Livery and had the option of taking out a kayak by themselves or a canoe with a partner.

Some high-schoolers opt for summer phys ed classes By JEFF DONAHUE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

While some Bexley High School students are spending the summer months relaxing at the community swimming pool, others are sweating it out — literally — in the high school gymnasium. Over the past several years, many BHS students have chosen to attend an intense, two-week summer physical education class, instead of scheduling the requirement into their regular school-year course load. Kristin Robbins, BHS assistant principal, who leads the Bexley Summer Academy, said all three summer sessions of both the lower and upper levels of physical education are full again this year. The most recent session ran through Friday, July 15. A third session began Monday, July 18 and concludes on July 29.

Some students sign up for physical education in the summer to open up their academic schedules and give themselves opportunities they might ordinarily miss. Students who pass the course receive a quarter of a credit. The school requires a half credit of physical education for graduation. Nate Meizlish will be a sophomore at Bexley High School this fall. He took Physical Education I last summer and the upper level course this summer. He said he took both so that he could get the courses over with during the summer. His favorite class activity was the field trip to Vertical Adventures for rock-climbing. “I liked it mostly because it was something different,” he said. Class members usually start the day with a warm-up in the BHS fitness room. One benefit of the summer program is that

they frequently leave the school on field trips. For example, they may visit a rockclimbing venue one day, the Chiller for ice skating another day or go to the Hocking Hills area to canoe. Several other summer classes and camps remain open for registration. English teacher Chad Hemmelgarn’s second session of “Writing College Application Essays” started Tuesday, July 19. The twoweek class helps students outline, write and edit their essays and personal statements for the college admissions process. Also coming up is a volleyball camp for girls of various ages, as well as BMS Orientation classes in August, just before the new school year starts. ACT preparation, taught by veteran instructor Phil Schopick, runs from 3- 6 p.m. for two weeks starting July 25. Students can register by calling Schopick at (614) 2313121 or emailing

Appeal a test of preservation ordinance? By JEFF DONAHUE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Critics of a plan to demolish a Bryden Road residence to make way for a new home say Bexley City Council’s decision on a Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) case could pose a threat to the city’s preservation ordinance. David Pryor, who lives next door to the two-story, turn-ofthe-century brick home at 2325 Bryden Road, says residents in his neighborhood are overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. “Only one neighbor in a four-

say anything was wrong with the structure.” A closer look Pryor said 22 neighboring The Franks are appealing a BZA decision to Bexley City households were either present Council that will be heard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in city at BZA meetings on the issue or council chambers. After hearing the appeal, council may wrote letters opposing the prochoose to let the BZA decision stand or override it with a posed demolition. majority vote, according to law director Lou Chodosh. He Pryor’s wife, Diana, said if said that while council members will hear arguments July city council overrides the BZA 26, they may take additional time to reach their decision. decision, it would pose a threat to the city’s preservation ordinance, which was approved in block area that I’m aware of sup- existing floor plan. ports the demo,” he said. “The defects they talk about 2003. “If city council would overPryor contends that Sarah and are all a red herring,” Pryor said. Moshe Frank, who own the Bry- “The engineer’s report clearly turn the board’s denial in this apden Road home, want to tear it stated the house was ‘structurally See ORDINANCE, page A3 down because they don’t like the sound.’…the engineer could not

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Ben Kessler, a member of Bexley City Council and chairman of its finance and judiciary committee, announced July 19 that he will seek re-election in November. Kessler, 32, is a commercial real estate appraiser and vice president of litigation support for Samuel D. Koon & Associates. Kessler joins incumbent Mark Masser and challengers Steve Keyes, Tim Madison and Jan Zupnick as announced candidates for the November election. Incumbent Jed Morison has announced he will not run and council president Jeff McClelland has yet to announce his intentions. A total of four seats will be up for grabs in November. Kessler is married and the father of three children, Ella (4), Sophie (3), and a newborn son, Brugh. Kessler is a third-generation Bexley resident. “I’ve lived in Bexley on and off for my whole life, moving back here when my wife and I bought our first home in 2004,” he said. He graduated from The Master’s School in Connecticut, and received his M.A. in English from

the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Kessler served as past chairman and founder of the Bexley Land Ben Kessler Use Strategy Commission and is a member of the Main Street Guidelines Committee (Part II), Alum Creek Corridor Committee, Bexley Historical Society board of trustees (ex officio) and the Heritage Ohio advisory board. Kessler says he has no political affiliation. “Council is a nonpartisan office and I am not running with any party affiliation,” he said. “Generally speaking, I’m a fiscal conservative who believes in strong individual liberties.” Kessler said he hopes to provide “energetic leadership” to city council. “I am running for re-election to council because I think the city needs energetic leadership that is willing to not only address our current challenges creatively, but also to look into the future and consider the long-term impact and See KESSLER, page A3

Fishel will not seek re-election to school board By JEFF DONAHUE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Bexley City School District Board of Education will have a new leader in 2012. Board President Joan Fishel announced July 15 that she will not seek re-election to a third term on in November. Three seats on the five-member board will be filled in November. The four-year terms currently being served by Fishel and board Vice President Craig Halliday, who has previously announced he will not run for reelection, will be filled as well as a two-year term held by Susan Zanner, who was appointed when Diane Peterson resigned last winter. Zanner also does not intend to run in November. Fishel said that, with a son beginning his senior year, she plans to focus on different challenges and interests. “Eight years ago, when I first

contemplated running for school board, my sole motivation was gratitude,” she said. “I was thrilled by the Joan Fishel opportunities being offered to my children and I wanted a chance to give back. I am very proud of what the district has accomplished over those years and proud of my contribution; however, it is time for someone else to experience the privilege and challenge of public service.” Fishel was elected to the board in 2003. She holds an undergraduate degree in education and a law degree from The Ohio State University. She and her husband, Marc, have lived in Bexley since 1989. Their daughter, Ellen, graduated in 2009 from Bexley High School and their son, Sam, will be a BHS See FISHEL, page A3

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Staff preparing for new school year By JESSICA WHITE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Final preparations are under way with just more than a month until Bexley students head back to school. The school board approved an upgrade of the district’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, authorized the first steps of purchasing a new school bus and reported progress on annual summer cleaning. “We’re seeing lots of shiny hallways,” director of operations Barry Zwick said during the board’s July

18 meeting. He said summer employees are replacing old carpet with vinyl in Montrose Elementary, working on lights in the high school and placing finishing touches on the building’s main entrance. The district will also debut a new website by the end of July, technology director Paul Ross said. Bexley Middle School and Bexley High School will now share a single site system with more features that are highly customizable, Ross said. Parents with more than one student will now need just one password per household, and par-

ent view of assignments will also be integrated with the site. Parental and community involvement will also be encouraged in new district-wide wellness guidelines. Anne Hyland, director of curriculum and instruction, recently organized a “wellness course of study” — with topics ranging from diet and exercise to substance abuse — for all teachers to incorporate in their regular lesson plans. “It’s really a call to action for us to start to address these kinds of things,” board member Marlee Snowdon said.

In other school board news, treasurer Christopher Essman said there will be a 3 to 4 percent cut in state funding for the 2011-12 school year. There will also be a 5.5 percent loss from the end of the federal stimulus, but Essman said these cuts were anticipated and prepared for. The district will also receive $17 per student with excellent grades from the state budget this year. Zwick and Hyland, who are retiring after 17 and 25 years on the administrative staff, also said their goodbyes to the board.

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reports from his doctor,” Masser said. “He is fulfilling his duties as mayor now, and I am confident that he will continue to do so if he is re-elected.” Brennan said he is one of a select group of patients in the United States involved in a clinical trial for the drug Reolysin, discovered in Calgary in 2005 and tested in England in 2008. Reolysin is currently being evaluated in phase II clinical trials for treating melanoma, pancreatic, lung, ovarian, and colorectal cancers and in a phase III trial in head and neck cancer. Clinical trials have demonstrated that Reolysin may have activity across a variety of cancer types when administered alone and in combination with other cancer therapies. “If it gets into Phase III, they could probably make it available with the results they are having,” Brennan said. “I would invest money in it. It has actually shrunk my pancreatic tumor and the liver tumor somewhat and a couple of little spots I had are gone.” Part of his therapy involves the injection

of a living flu virus that attacks the cancerous cells. Unfortunately, that means with each treatment, he has to endure the symptoms of the flu, including chills and fever. “But, I know now that every Tuesday, I’m going to have that reaction and you fight through it,” he said. Brennan said there has been much more than just medicine involved in his comeback. “The nurses at The James have all been great,” he said. “The volunteers, the doctors, everyone is just wonderful. It’s just uplifting. “It’s a great place,” he said. “I’d like to do a public service announcement for them. Anybody who has any kind of cancer that’s severe, that’s where they need to be. We’re really lucky to have it here.” Brennan said his doctor gave him the OK to run for re-election in November. “He told me there is no reason I shouldn’t be even better in August and September,” Brennan said. “He said, ‘There’s no reason you can’t throw your hat in the ring and run.’ So, I’ve been circulating my petitions and I’ll be turning those in in a week or so.”

Brennan said this will be his last run for the mayor’s office. “Hopefully, I’ll get re-elected,” he said. “I just want to do four more years. I won’t go beyond that. I think eight years would be plenty. Who knows what will happen in the future, but I’m assuming I’m going to get good results. The doctor said there may even be some form of remission in the next year.” Brennan said a positive attitude has been vital to his recovery. “Ninety percent of it’s having a sense of humor and being optimistic,” he said. “A lot of people just don’t want to do the chemo and give up. Anybody can get through it if you put your mind to it. “People told me to meditate and read cantor books. What I do is tape Letterman and Jimmy Fallon or Comedy Central and watch those when I need a laugh. I try and stay real upbeat. I’ve had very few low days.” Debbie Maynard, Brennan’s assistant at City Hall, shakes her head in wonder when asked about Brennan’s comeback. “It’s just a miracle,” she said. “What a blessing.”

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Chinese delegation visits Bexley schools On Thursday, July 14, a group of 27 students ages 19-22 and three chaperones from Wuhan University in the capital city of Hubei Province in China visited Bexley to learn about Ohio’s public schools. The cultural exchange visit was coordinated by Mike Lohre, Ohio State University English instructor, with help from Jean-

nine Hetzler, incoming Cassingham Elementary School principal. Wuhan University is Ohio State’s sister university. The Chinese guests visited summer school classes, took a tour of the facilities at the Cassingham Complex and heard comments presented by technology director Paul Ross.

KESSLER Continued from page A1 possibilities of the decisions we make today,” he said. “I believe in the value of our peaceful, tightknit community. I want to be part of the effort to enhance Bexley’s myriad assets, so that our community will continue to be the best place to live in central Ohio. I would be honored to continue to represent the residents of Bexley with an emphasis on open communication and innovative problem solving.” He sees finances as Bexley’s most pressing problem. “I think that the most pressing issue facing Bexley City Council over the next four years will be securing firm financial footing in the wake of the state of Ohio’s cuts to the Local Government Fund and elimination of the estate tax. “This will require a multipronged approach that must extend far beyond the conventional tax side,” Kessler said. “It will require a staunch determination to find new efficiencies and be willing to confront previously untouchable city expenses. It will require an aggressive push to bring new office users (payroll base) to Bexley inasmuch as land use patterns can accommodate this. And, possibly most importantly, it will require a willingness to think big picture and push for local income tax reform policy in Ohio. “Municipalities in Ohio collect a payroll tax, so the bulk of income tax is paid to where you

FISHEL Continued from page A1 senior this fall. During Fishel’s tenure on the board, the school district passed two tax issues, weathered an economic downturn, implemented allday kindergarten and reorganized the central administrative functions to operate more efficiently and effectively. Superintendent Michael Johnson praised Fishel for her service to the district. “Joan has worked tirelessly to advocate for our students, parents, and staff members during her eight years on the board,” he said. “She was always more than willing to put herself in the shoes of the community members bringing their concerns before the board of education. I know I will miss her keen intelligence, as well as her unique ability to appreciate all points of view.”

According to Hetzler, the Wuhan group enjoyed helping elementary-age students in the Bexley Summer Academy’s On the Mark reading class. The group also spent about a half-hour with high school students in math preparation class, exchanging e-mail addresses before moving on to the “Tech Talk” session.


ORDINANCE work, not where you live. Bexley doesn’t have much office space, so the payroll tax system makes it difficult for the city to collect income tax,” Kessler said. “A residence-based income tax would streamline tax withholding for employers, simplify the system for residents, and allow the city of Bexley to lower its tax rate while increasing revenue. “Focusing on ways to bring local income tax reform of this nature to Ohio in order to benefit Bexley will be a core priority of mine in the coming years, as I see it as one of the few avenues that Bexley has in order to assure longterm financial stability,” he said. Kessler said his vision for the city extends to the next quartercentury. “My vision is of a Bexley 25 years from now that builds on all of the core elements that make Bexley a great place to live and raise a family: great schools, safe neighborhoods, a walkable community-centered Main Street, and a strong social fabric,” he said. “A good deal of the work of city leadership should and does focus on protecting and enhancing all of those innate assets. But in order to do this we can’t simply maintain the status quo. We need to do a better job of constantly examining where the city is today and where we want to be by establishing clear and measurable longterm strategic goals.” Kessler said his professional experience will help him serve the city in the future. “My experience as a commercial real estate appraiser makes me cognizant of development trends and fundamentals, and mindful of the issues that impact the value of neighborhoods,” he said. “With a young family that is growing, learning, and playing in the community, I’m strongly motivated to keep Bexley safe, stable, and thriving. “Over the past four years, I’ve allowed my curiosity to roam as I’ve dug deep into new ideas for Bexley, and I have a lot of accrued knowledge and inspiration to bring to the table as we move forward.”

Continued from page A1 plication, they would effectively repeal the entire ordinance,” she said. “The new standard to tear any house down would require no more than a request based on dislike of the existing floor plan.” She said the existing architecture in Bexley is part of what makes the community unique. “Our community is one based upon tree-lined streets, commendable schools and homes that exemplify charm, character and architectural integrity,” she said. “We cannot afford to lose the physical materials, ideas, skills and workmanship of our past, if it can be preserved.” The Franks sought approval of a plan to demolish the existing structure and garage as well as an architectural review for a new single-family home to be built on the site. After three meetings, BZA members rejected their request by a 5-2 vote. Bill Jones, Tom Lewis, Steve Kuss, Sheila Straub, and Joe Kuspan voted against the application while Don Brosius and Peter Bardwell supported it. The Franks are now appealing that decision to Bexley City Council. That appeal will be heard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in city council chambers. After hearing the appeal, city council members may choose to let the BZA decision stand or override it with a simple majority vote, according to law director Lou Chodosh. He said that while council members will hear arguments July 26, they may take additional time to reach their decision. The Franks contend that the existing home is “dilapidated” and that remodeling it instead of replacing it would create a “substantial economic hardship.” An attorney representing the Franks said the previous owners let the house fall into disrepair. David Pryor disputes that allegation. “The prior owners did not let the house fall into disrepair,” he


said. According to city code, the replacement plan must be superior to the existing structure. The Franks’ attorney said the value of the existing home had deteriorated to the point where it sold for only $209,000. Pryor also challenges that figure. “A quick bank sale does not represent fair market value,” he said. “This house could bring much higher value than $209,000, even today. I absolutely believe a $150,000 remodel could get you to the same ultimate value without hurting the architectural integrity of the neighborhood.” The Franks estimate the value of the replacement structure at approximately $405,000. By combining the purchase price and the cost of the replacement structure, the total future value would be approximately $614,000.

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City congratulated for paricipating in competition To the editor: Congratulations to Bexley for its second year of participation in the America in Bloom (AIB) competition. Two AIB judges peered through your parks, neighborhoods and business districts on July 12 and 13. All this probing was to determine and praise your community’s progress in discovering and touting its amenities and attributes, and improving the environment and the quality of life of its citizens. America in Bloom is a community building endeavor. The eight criteria judged — Tidiness, Environmental Effort, Community Involvement, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscaped Areas, Floral Display and Turf and Groundcover — are designed to bring communities and people together to achieve improvements to their quality of life. The judges provide seasoned insight and consultation toward improvement and their recommendations will be available to you in October. AIB has involved nearly 200 towns, cities and villages across America. While top honors are awarded to those who garner the most points among the eight criteria, all participants are truly winners by virtue of their participation. A healthy, functional community is like a loving extended family in which each individual is valued for their intrinsic worth and contribution. A true sense of community is a thing of great beauty. For more information, visit Our sincere thanks to Ginny Salamy, Bruce Langner, Mark Moore, Hope Taft, and everyone who contributed making our visit so memorable.

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standing the historical condition of this home, the board determined it did not qualify for demolition and should be preserved. They concluded by an overwhelming majority that this home did not meet the criteria for demolition under the standards set forth in Bexley’s Preservation Ordinance. Our homes provide a substantial link to our past. This link establishes a sense of orientation about our place in time. The preservation of our original Bexley houses is an important element in the flow of our culture through time, and is critical to our future as a community. This was finally recognized and became the voice of the community when Bexley passed the Preservation Ordinance in 2003. If city council would overturn the board’s denial, that would effectively repeal the entire ordinance. The new standard to tear any house down would require no more than a request based on dislike of the existing floor plan. Our community is one based upon tree-lined streets, commendable schools and homes that exemplify charm, character and architectural integrity. We cannot afford to lose the physical materials, ideas, skills and workmanship of our past, if it can be preserved. History can be recognized as the collection, organization, or presentation of the past. Our homes are chronicles of our community and we must preserve our heritage. I believe it is vital that we retain our small town charm characterized by our quaint historic homes. I encourage you to attend the city council meeting on July 26 or write or call your city council representative to express your opinion if you too believe preservation, when feasible, helps foster an appreciation of our communities turn of the century homes.

To the editor, On July 26, Bexley City Council will meet to decide the fate of Bexley’s preservation ordinance. This decision stems from an application for demolition of 2325 Bryden Road that previously consumed three separate board of zoning appeals hearings. The board of zoning appeals voted 5-2 against demolition. There has been much discussion regarding the potential demolition of the residence of 2325 Bryden Road. While there are many varying viewpoints, it is critical to state that those who have opposed this demolition only wish to preserve the historical presence of not only our neighborhood, but also our uniquely prominent city of Bexley. Clearly, the recent Bexley House and Garden Tour 2011 sponsored by Bexley Women’s Club, embodies this philosophy. These homes were showcased with the driving theme of “Renovate, Restore, Renew.” Placing value on how Bexley residents take the solid old bones of existing homes and renovate, restore and renew, while maintaining architectural integrity, is commonplace in our community. Appreciating the virtues of our dwellings remains paramount for most Bexley residents. The current demolition applicants admitted in each zoning meeting that it is cheaper to demolish the house than to refurbish it as an existing home. However, this is based upon their other admission that they do not like the existing floor plan. These homeowners retained a structural engineer who acknowledges in a formally written document that the house is structurally sound. The zoning board even accommodated a personal visit to examine the residence. In the end, following months reviewing the applicant’s Evelyn Alemanni rationale and reasons for the re- Diana Pryor and Diana Weiner 2011 America in Bloom Judges quested demolition, and under- Bexley

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Departing leader reflects on role of Bexley Education Foundation As I end my tenure at the Bexley Education Foundation, I’ve taken some time to reflect on what it has all meant to me. I suppose it’s fair to say that serving as the organization’s first executive director and managing its progress over the past 14 years is not unlike raising a child: You start by focusing on growth and development, you come upon challenges and opportunities that would be impossible to anticipate, and you eventually step back with pride on what all your “baby” has become. When I was hired to head BEF, I was charged with two things: Expanding fundraising efforts and making the foundation more visible to the community. I spent my first summer just trying to make sense of how the BEF functioned and how I could best foster its growth. Early on, I saw the potential of BEF as a model for change. It has not disappointed. From the start, the energy of Bexley citizens has fueled BEF’s success. The community has shown time and time again that it employs an “it takes a village” approach to education. They understand that quality education does not operate in a vacuum. It takes investment from parents, business and citizens to affect real change. We have been fortunate to have community leaders and alumni consistently approach BEF with ideas and resources. BEF, in turn, has been able to use these resources to put programs into place that provide meaningful impact for our students. Through the community support, since 1997 BEF has awarded more than $4 million in grants, has established endowments exceeding $2 million, and has developed unique and forward-thinking programs. Our Leadership Bexley program leverages the talents and insights of local business and nonprofit leaders by helping selected BHS sophomores and juniors develop leadership skills. The Dr. Judah Folkman Scientist-in-Residence Program sponsors scien-

CHARLENE MORGAN tists for a residency program and helps pay for equipment to enhance science programs. One of our newest endowments, the John and JoAnn Rohyans Sustainability Fund, supports district and classroom projects that teach sound ecological practices to effect positive environmental change. BEF has more recently been central to providing e-reference books in school libraries; creating English and College Resource centers, outdoor learning programs and multiple arts programs; and providing SmartBoards in every classroom. BEF continues to move forward. Bexley Middle School is planning to grow tilapia fish and salad greens in a unique aquaponics system. BEF’s book club is making plans to bring celebrated author Jonathan Safran Foer to Bexley next spring. And, of course, BEF will continue to seek grant applications from faculty and administration for exceptional projects and programs for all students in Bexley schools. When I started, there was no Facebook, no YouTube, and no

online giving. Now it is tough to imagine life — or fundraising — without them. And while I am grateful for these changes and the capabilities they have brought to philanthropy, it is still human connection that keeps BEF growing and thriving. I want to thank everyone for the wonderful friendships and memories. I am moving to the next phase of my life: retirement. However, I will always carry Bexley and BEF in my heart. I am so proud of what we all have accomplished with my “baby.” I can’t wait to see where the future will take it. Charlene Morgan retires this month as Bexley Education Foundation executive director. In honor of Ms. Morgan and the impact she has made on countless students, the BEF board created the Charlene Morgan Emerging Leaders Fund. This endowed fund will allow Leadership Bexley graduates to embark on philanthropic programs for the good of the community. The fund was announced at Ms. Morgan’s last board meeting and contributions can be made to the BEF, 348 S. Cassingham Road.


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The Beat Arts, eats and fun in central Ohio

FAB 5 By Jim Fischer

This edition of the Fab Five starts with four pairs of shows, leading up to our interview with Dave Koz, who plays the Jazz & Rib Fest — itself a perfect pair if ever there was one. Summer season for resi-

1 dent arts groups:

A better show theme moniker might not exist than “Rhapsody in Zoo: A Gershwin Celebration,” which is on tap Friday, July 22, at JazZoo, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s summer concert series at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. The Gershwin tribute features Bobby Floyd’s take on Rhapsody in Blue as well as timeless classics like Someone to Watch Over Me and Embraceable You. Tickets are $27-$15, and include zoo admission. Call (614) 724-3485 or call the Jazz Arts Group about table reservations at (614) 2945200. We can still picture the red and black Atlantic Records logo on our 45 RPM of The Spinners’Rubberband Man. Other hits, like Working My Way Back to You and Then Came You found The Spinners deftly melding soul, disco and the Motown vocalgroup vibes. The group joins the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for its Picnic with the Pops concert Saturday, July

Gardening: Checking out the bio and MO of California rock-reggae quintet Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, we were disinclined to buy in. But appealing melodies, adept singing and crisp, nifty playing quickly changed our tune. Check ’em out for yourself Friday, July 22, at The Basement — great stuff for a summer Friday night. Tickets are $10/$12. Call 1-800-745-3000. The Black Lillies are a new “old” country band, but not in the straight-up honky-tonk sense. The Black Lillies inspire and aspire, while embracing other Americana influences like folk and the blues. Led by singer Cruz Contreras, The Black Lillies will play Woodlands Tavern Thursday, July 28. Tickets are $10. Call (614) 299-4987.


The Spinners

23, on the lawn at Chemical Abstracts Service. Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for children age 3-14. For tickets or other information, call (614) 228-8600. Guitar (demi-)gods: Ahh, the Nuge. It’s easy to forget any more that Ted Nugent is a guitar slinger par excellence. He knows from rock n’ roll riffing and maintains a stage presence as crazy as ever. He hits the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion stage Friday, July 22. Tickets are $25. Call 1-800-745-3000. Nugent contemporary Johnny Winter is as revered as the aforementioned Nuge — Winter for his blues guitar brilliance. Snappy licks, punchy progressions and a ferocious abandon make Winter the total package. He plays the Newport Music Hall, with local blues rockers the Frank Harrison Group, Thursday, July 28. Tickets are $20/$22. Call 1800-745-3000.


Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds

Oh boys: This last pair is a two-in-one, as the Schottenstein Center hosts New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys Sunday, July 24. For women who were in their teens/’tweens in the 1990s, give or take, NKOTB ruled the early part of the decade, while BSB assumed the boy-band mantle later. The Beat gets the appeal, especially if you turn the evening into a “relive the moment” party. Knock yourselves out, ladies. Did we mention the Glee’s Matthew Morrison is a special guest? Husbands: Let’s meet at the hardware store. Tickets are $92.50-$32.50. Call 1-800-745-3000.


Dave Koz is a busy man. He’s touring this summer supporting a new hit CD, Hello Tomorrow. He hosts two national radio shows. He does an annual Dave Koz & Friends holiday tour and also a Friends cruise. He’s a Global Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, recently partnering with a Napa Valley winery on his own line of wines, the sale of which benefits the foundation. And he recently shot a video for his tune, This Guy’s in Love with You, in support of marriage equality. Somehow he managed to find time to visit with The Beat, and treated us like an old friend besides, also speaking — unsolicited — fondly of Columbus and his past warm receptions on stage here. “I love doing our Christmas show at the Palace,” he offered, adding, “I’m excited to be out on this tour with my band. It’s something we don’t do as often as maybe I’d like. “The Christmas show is more elegant,” Koz said. “Summertime and outdoor shows are about cutting loose and having fun.” Of the many irons he maintains in the fire, Koz said, none of it would be possible without the music. “It’s the thread that holds it all together,” he said. And while his greatest love is playing live, Koz told The Beat that making records is an important part of his creative process. Hello Tomorrow is Koz’s 12th studio recording, and captures his sense that the personal and global upheaval that the world is currently experiencing is the cusp of a significant shift moving forward. “The world has a lot of my music, which is a blessing,” Koz told The Beat, “so I feel like to make a record, I really need to have something to say. What’s going to be the impetus?” In this case, it was a song by his friend, singer-songwriter Dana Glover, which became the album’s title track. “It was like boom, there’s the concept,” he said. “Change is inevitable but there’s an unprecedented amount of it in everybody’s lives. People are disoriented and we can fight it or embrace it. That’s what this album was for me, to come out on the other side more comfortable with discomfort.”


Dave Koz

The 32nd annual Jazz & Rib Fest hits the Arena District riverfront July 22-24. In addition to sax-man Dave Koz, headliners include Christian McBride and the Inside, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Bobby Sanabria, Christian Scott Quintet and Carmen Lundy Quintet. A host of local and regional acts will also perform. Admission to the festival is free. Visit

If music is the thread that connects Koz’s disparate interests and activities, the saxophone is the needle. An “awkward kid,” Koz had tried a few instruments before he discovered the sax in seventh grade. “It immediately became my best friend, a vehicle to express things I didn’t have words for,” he recalled. “It’s been the primary relationship in my life.” After graduating from UCLA with a degree in mass media, he told his parents he was going to give music six months to see what could happen and then he’d find a real job. In that time, he scored gigs with Bobby Caldwell and Jeff Lorber, who championed a record deal for the young sax-man. “You always have goals and you try to imagine where you could go,” Koz told The Beat. “But life has a way of unfolding the way it wants. It’s mostly just about being in that flow.” For more from The Beat’s interview with Dave Koz, read the BeatBlog at www.

The Black Lillies

Comfort food, dramatic patio make Flatiron a destination I hereby decree Columbus to be New Patiotown. This is because not long ago, prime al fresco settings were a semi-rare commodity around our parts; these days, they’re as prevalent as backyard barbecues in July. Speaking of cooking out, you can add the Flatiron to the burgeoning list of pretty and cushy Columbus patios. Just a few weeks ago, this ’cue-happy and Big-Easyfluent Arena District staple unveiled a dramatic outdoor makeover that provides you with yet another reason to eat at this breezy, sophisticated and jazzy place. The first thing you’ll notice is the alluring aroma of meat sizzling over charred hardwood emanating from a nearby smoker. Then you’ll see the flowers, greenery and handsome urban-parklike scenery that distinguish Flatiron’s patio. Specifically, multiple planters rim its perimeter, flashing with electric purple and pink petunias. Just behind these are lush shrubs and shade trees. Also standing out — once you’re seated — is a neat

MENU by G. A. BENTON close-up view of the eccentric Flatiron building, an unusual thin brick wedge built in 1914. Flatiron’s Southern-style comfort food frequently announces itself in crackly fried cornmeal. This is the case with calamari ($9), an appetizer item overplayed in the entire nation but still worth ordering here. Flatiron’s were crispy, tender, not too greasy, awakened by chili flakes and scallion bits and served with a tangy remoulade. Mondays are Red Beans and Rice nights in New Orleans, and you’re likely to find that special here at the beginning of the week, too — but Flatiron’s ($11) actually outshine many Crescent City versions. It stars a seriously spicy, crisply seared, XXL-sized housemade

vorful soupy beans fragrant with green peppers and onions and ladled near very nice rice that retains a chicken stock flavor. If you don’t know about the incomparable Oyster Po’Boy here ($11), you should enrich your knowledge and life by ordering one. That beauty of a messy sandwich starts with a crisp, chewy and first-rate Eleni-Christina sourdough baguette. This gets packed with expertly flash-fried cornmeal-battered mollusks with lots of lovely oyster liquor still intact. The delicious ensemble gets dressed with a healthy smear of Flatiron’s remoulade sauce, plus all the expected fixins. Awesome. If meat more suits your mood, try the terrific Pulled Pork Sandwich ($9). Its By Jodi Miller/ThisWeek layers of big, bold flavors — from wood smoke and tender pig meat, from assertive Oyster Po Boy at Flatiron vinegar-and-mustard barbecue sauce and smoky andouille sausage that recalls a a rich slaw — will have you squealing huge link of devil-red Mexican chorizo, like a happy hog. minus the grease. On the side are flaYour snout will also be aroused by the

Flatiron Bar and Diner Address: 129 E. Nationwide Blvd., downtown Phone: (614) 461-0033 Web:

Half Slab of St. Louis Cut Pork Ribs ($15). Mine were a Flintstones-big serving of juicy (if not super tender) meat slathered in a deep, dark and complex sauce — a thick and spicy glaze made with cooked-down cola, jalapenos and bourbon. The massive slab platter was further filled out by the finely chopped house slaw plus homemade fries. Flatiron regulars know to upgrade those potatoes to the Sweet & Hot fries. Other insider tips: The green beans are fantastic, as are many of Flatiron’s recurring daily specials — like a lusty Catfish with Tabasco Cream Sauce. For dessert, the enormous Custard Bread pudding ($5) has a lot of warm and gooey love to offer — and can easily feed three ever-more-happy people.

Tyler fires up wood-burning oven for new pizza offering Bryan Tyler wasn’t sure what to think of his pizzas, so he let the public decide. He put up a sandwich board outside of his Bread Basket shop in Reynoldsburg, announcing that free samples were available. “That brings them right in,” he said. The verdict: The recently introduced Naples-style pies are a winner. He praises his wood-burning oven, in part. He

and a friend installed the Forno Bravo brick oven themselves. Plus, they encased it in a stucco outer shell shielding layers of mortar, fiberglass insulation and insulated concrete. Using oak and ash woods, the oven burns at 700 to 800 degrees, cooking the pies in three to four minutes. The same fresh-tossed dough is used in the pepperoni and vegetable rolls, two of the more popular items in the store, 7516 E. Main St. There is no seating inside the bakery. The menu simple, offering four types of pizzas — classic Margherita, pepperoni, cheese and vegetable — that come in two sizes: the small, using 8 ounces of dough for a roughly 12-inch pizza, or the large, 16 ounces of dough producing a 16-inch pie, give or take. His simple, all-purpose sauce uses fresh tomatoes (while in season), garlic, sweet basil, kosher salt and pepper, cooked in the oven before being thinly spread across the dough. The toppings also are judiciously applied. “We’re trying to keep it simple,” he said. The finished product features a pie with a semi-thick, chewy crust, with the edges blistered by the heat. He said those who prefer thinner, crispier crusts can ask for them. Whole pizzas range in price from $5.50 to $7 for a small and $9.25 to $11 for large. They’re also sold by the By Lorrie Cecil/ThisWeek slice, $1.50 each. He experimented with different Bryan Tyler, owner of the Bread Basket, tosses pizza dough doughs in the beginning, making pizinto the air as he prepares one of his new pizzas on July 13. zas out of Italian and sourdough loaves The Bread Basket just added pizzas to the menu and uses a — the one he preferred — but cuswood-fired oven to bake them. To see a video, please visit tomers prefer the traditional crust.

(Tyler said he might offer the sourdough option in the future.) It’s a major programming change for the Bread Basket, known for artisan breads, cookies and assorted baked goods. The place got its start in Gahanna six and a half years ago and later relocated to the Creekside development. Tyler opened the Reynoldsburg store in March 2010. He said he’s always had a desire to cook all of his breads in a wood-fired oven, so serving pizza was a natural progression. He’s also started cooking some of the breads in the oven, which leaves the loaves with a cracklier exterior. Yes, the process involves more time, because the bread has to be rotated, which is not an issue with a traditional oven. And then there’s the capacity issue, because the wood-burning oven is only 4 feet in diameter. “It’s definitely a labor of love,” he said. Tyler said he wants to begin offering pizzas at the Gahanna store, but those plans are on hold because of the financially troubled Creekside development, where Bread Basket is located. So he will wait to install new kitchen equipment until those issues are settled. The Bread Basket is open for lunch and dinner hours Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (614) 322-9587. Two Mad Dogs is central Ohio’s latest hot-dog joint. The restaurant, 9993 Sawmill Parkway in Powell, serves National Hebrew 100-percent beef dogs, boiled and grilled, and served with a choice of 12 toppings. (Foot-long hot dogs are made by National Deli). Most individual dogs cost less than $4 and signature franks are around $5. Sides include sweet potato tater tots, hand-cut fries, potato salad, cole slaw, veggie baked beans and veggie refried beans. There’s even a one-third-pound Black Angus Wine Wisdom author Roger Gentile gives high marks to 2009 Lacour-Peyrade, an award-winning, value-priced red from southwestern France. Don’t forget to vote in the 11th annual Readers Poll: Roger Gentile Columbus Dining. Three lucky people will get a $50 gift certificate to Bravo.

Recipe of the week

Mac ’n’ cheese, courtesy of Geri Ziemba of Dublin Village Tavern.

burger shaped like a hot dog. It, not surprisingly, is called the “burger dawg.” Other items include a chicken sandwich, veggie dogs and turkey dogs. As of last week, nobody had been able to topple the Two Mad Dogs’ eating challenge, which involves hot dogs, nachos, pickles, ice cream and a fountain drink. The price: $19.99. It is open for lunch and dinner hours daily. For more information, call (614) 766-9364.

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Street presence! Stately stone & stucco 2-sty w/slate roof. Architectural integrity, 9' ceilings, 5 BR, 4.5 BA. 954 SF, lg proportion rms, library/den, 2 stairways. Screened porch, lg mstr BR suite, owned by same family since 1967. $599,000




Street presence! Prestigious N ColumbiaAve. Total renovation ’00 through ’10, 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 4,632 SF. New Chef ’s kit 2000/’10 w/cherry, granite + SS appls. Famrm/master BR addition ’96. 30'x24' fam rm. $895,000








Street presence! Prestigious N Columbia. Total renovation + addition ’07 thru ’10. 4 BR, 3 full & 2 half BA, 5,526 SF. Great room w/14’ ceiling, new Chef ’s kit w/cathedral ceiling, large island + SS appliances. 1st floor master BR suite w/ sitting room, office + his/her baths. 1+ acre, park-like lot, 2 patios, extensive landscaping. A 10+. $1,495,000





Stately stone & stucco 2.5-sty w/slate roof - 5 BR, 6.2 BA-approx 5,483 sq ft incl fin 3rd flr - architectural integrity throughout - Lg proportion rms - Library, den & lg fam rm - 30' fam rm overlooking patio & pool - Abundant natural light. $1,085,000



Highly Desirable Central Eastmoor. Custom built ’91. Stately stone 2-sty, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 3,116 sq ft. Open flr plan, great rm w/cathedral ceiling, abundant natural light. 1st flr office, 9'11" 1st flr ceilings, 1st flr lndry. Deck, brick patio, extensive landscaping, sprinkler system. 3-car garage. Ex condition. $399,900



Street presence! Totally renovated stone & aluminum Cape Cod ’03 to ’10. 4+ BR, 2.5 BA, 1,341 SF + newly fin LL ’07. Renovated kit ’93, liv rm w/WBFP, new LL BR, full BA, fam rm + exercise rm. New roof ’03=new wiring ’05, new 2.5 BA. Ext landscaping, fenced rear yd, covered patio. Renovated 1+ car garage + addl carport + 3rd park pad. $147,500



Stately Brick tudor 3-sty estate w/slate roof on a park-like 3.43 acre lot. 7 BR, 8 full & 4 half BA - 13,758 sq ft - Architectural integrity throughout - 10'+ ceilings - Detailed moldings - Abundant natural light - Extensive renovations by architect John Behal. $4,500,000


Street presence! Brick Colonial 2-sty on a .8 acre lot w/ravine & creek. Renovation ’07 to ’10. 4 BR 2.5 BA, 3,136 SF. Architectural integrity, chef ’s kit w/new grnt + SS appl, fam rm, 1st flr office + sunrm. Mstr BR with new mstr BA ’08. Extensive landscaping, new sprinkler sys ’08. New driveway, stoop & walk ’09, fenced yd.Mint! $399,900



Highly desirable S Bexley Cape, 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1,594 SF, Architectural detail throughout, Built by Architect George Stegmiller, Exposed HDWD flrs, WBFP & decorative fireplace, detailed moldings, dormer windows $205,000



Highly desirable Bexley 1 floor plan, 2,867 SF, street presence, 3 BR, 2 full BA, open floor plan, family room addition ’89, master BR addition ’89, exposed HDWD flrs, insulated windows, 1st flr laundry, 2-car attached rear load garage, lg oversized lot, trees, ex N Bexley location, close proximity to two 30 acre parks. $349,000



Prestigious Preston Rd-Stately stone 2.5 sty w/slate roof - 28' great rm-1st flr master BR addition ’82-Cathedral ceilings w/wd beams -7 BR, 4.1 BA incl 3rd flr - Architectural integrity-Leaded glass windows-Total privacy. $799,000




Prestigious Sessions Village! French Normandy architecture. Brick 2-story w/ slate roof, 2 BR, 1 full BA w/3rd BR potential on unfinished 3rd floor. 1,886 SF, Architectural integrity, sunken living room w/10' ceiling. Nat WDWK, abundant natural light. Totally private rear yard, patio, fountain, breezeway connecting 2-car garage. $449,000





Shows like a model-Total renovation ’09 - 2 BR condo 2 full BA - 2nd flr flat Open flr plan - Abundant natural light - Refinished HDWD flr ’09 - new kit SS appl’s & Corian countertops ’09 - Freshly painted throughout ’09 - Some new windows ’09. $54,900



Highly Desirable Fairway Blvd. - Country Tudor - Totally private 2.5 acres Circular drive - Inground pool & pool house - Stately brick - Slate roof Architectural Integrity - 2,881 sq ft - 3 BR, 3 full BA - 23' great room w/cathedral ceiling - HDWD flrs. $429,900




Highly desirable central Eastmoor ranch on the circle, Brick & wood exterior, Open flr plan, 4 BR, 3 full BA (4th BR & 3rd full BA in LL), 2,568 SF, Abundant natural light, Lg great rm w/cathedral ceiling open to lg din rm, 1st flr lndry, lg mstr BR, Abundant storage, Fin LL, 2-car attached side load garage, Ex location. $299,500

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Central Bexley. Highly Desirable! 1st flr mstr BR suite, Mstr BR addition & kit expansion 1990 by architect Kevin Hoffman. 5 BR, 3.5 BA, 3,072 SF. Abundant natural light, lg open kit 2/breakfast area, 1st flr den, 1st flr lndry possibilities. 4-car garage w/2nd flr studio possibilities. Ex Condition! Ex location, close to Main St. $455,000



Shows like a model! Brick 2-sty w/walk-out LL. Custom blt ‘77 by Bob Webb w/park-like setting. Renovation by current owner ’03-’10, 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3,404 SF, Chef’s kit w/ granite island+SS appl. FR w/gas FP, 1st flr lndry, deluxemstr suite, lg finished walkout LL, 2 patios, tiered deck. Extensive landscaping, sprinkler sys, trees. A 10+. Co-Listed w/ Leslie Cady & Marlo Capuano. $699,000




Central Bexley, nicely renovated stone & shingle 2-story, charm + architectural integrity, natural woodwork, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, family room, sunroom, 2 wood burning fireplaces, 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1,769 SF, extensive landscaping, 2 patios, paver patio w/waterfall. $288,500




The Ravines at McNaughten. Perfect for the empty nester! 1st flr mstr suite, 2 BR, 2 full BA, 1,388 SF. Living room w/gas log fireplace, open flr plan, exposed HDWD flrs. Numerous upgrades! 1st flr laundry, screened porch. Best location! End unit, abutting trees. Privacy. Condo fees paid for 1 yr. Co-Listed with Helen Ricaurte. $137,000. Seller will pay a year’s worth of Condo Fees.



Highly desirable studio condominium at Park Towers. 1 open room floor plan,1full bath, $372/mo condo fee includes utilities, secure parking, laundry facility, 24 hr concierge, social room & gym, 510 SF. $22,500

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Highly desirable Villas at Broadmere. Street presence 2 BR, 2 BA ranch, stone + WD exterior, 1,352 SF, built ’03. Open floor plan, gas log FP, 1st floor laundry, large master BR w/walk-in closet + master bath. Att 2-car garage, front patio, community pool + clubhouse. Being sold to settle estate. $119,000




Street presence. N Bexley 2-story w/fam rm/mstr BR additon 1991. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2,355 SF, foyer, formal liv rm & din rm. Lg fam rm, updated kit 2010 w/newer appl’s, ceramic tile flr & Corian countertop, 1st flr laundry, lg mstr BR w/cathedral ceiling, lg mstr BA & walk-in closet, freshly painted interior Ex N Bexley location. $319,000



Custom blt ’93 for developer of the Walter Jeffrey addition. Stone & stucco ext w/ shake roof, 4 BR, 5.5 BA, 1st flr mstr BR suite. Approx 6,982 sq ft incl sep office blt 2000, open flr plan, high ceiling, 2 stairways. Chef’s kit open to fam rm, 1.60 parklike acres abutting 30 acre Jeffrey Park. Creek, forever trees, in-gnd pool. A+. $1,395,000





Street presence! Stately brick &stucco 2.5-sty w/ slate roof. 2-sty addition by John Behal, 5 BR, 3.5 BA, approx. 4,637 SF incl fin 3rd fl. New kit ‘03 w/gran cntrtops & island, new bkfst rm ’03, new fam rm add. ’03, new lib/office add. ’03, new 1st flr lndry ’03, new mstr BA add. ’03. New patio ’03, ext. landscaping ’03, new sprinkler sys ’03, ex condition! $775,000




Highly desirable Berwick. Totally renovated residential/office/ business use property. Poss uses (group home for adults or foster care; dual family situation; extended family; Lawor CPA office) 4 BR, 3 BA, 3 half BA, 2-sty w/Stucco ext, approx $40,000 in renovations, 4,453 SF plus bsmt, abundant storage space. Kit open to dining rm/liv rm, 2 WBFP, freshly painted throughout entire home. 2-car attached gar + additional parking spaces. Totally separate liv areas from office. R3 use. Excellent condition. Columbus Taxes. $319,000



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Defections leave MSL alignment unclear for 2013 Return of Licking County League also affects OCC By SCOTT HENNEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The Mid-State League likely is headed for realignment, but interim commissioner Jim Hayes doesn’t know what the conference will look like after the 2012-13 school year. Hayes, who is the athletics director at Teays Valley and chair of the MSL’s realignment and expansion committee,

believes the league likely will have to add schools. “We have six schools leaving after the 2012-13 school year and that leaves 18 in the league,” said Hayes, who took over on an interim basis after Frank Pergolizzi resigned as MSL commissioner in the spring. “Right now, I wish I knew what we are going to do. There is no clear direction on what we will do.” In the spring, MSL-Ohio Division members Granville, Heath, Lakewood, Licking Valley and Newark Catholic announced they would be leaving to join a re-established Licking County League (LCL). Licking Heights of the MSL-Cardinal also will be leaving for the LCL.

“We could have three six-team divisions (with the 18 remaining schools) or two nine-school divisions, but neither of those has very much support,” Hayes said. “A lot of schools are worried about increased travel and competing against new schools that they don’t have a history with and they don’t know a lot about them. They want competitive balance and they are not sure about new schools.” Schools showing interest in joining the MSL include Chillicothe, Fairfield Christian, Grove City Christian, Logan and Worthington Christian. Another potential problem comes from the OCC looking to replace Watkins

Memorial, which will be joining the six MSL schools in the LCL. OCC commissioner Dave Cecutti said MSL schools looking to fill that void include Bexley, Canal Winchester, Grandview, Hamilton Township, Teays Valley and Whitehall. Chillicothe, Logan and Marion Harding also applied for the OCC as well as Jonathan Alder, which has since joined the Marion County-based Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference (MOAC). Cecutti said he expects the 32-school OCC to find a replacement for Watkins Memorial in the next few weeks, but there also is a possibility that the conference could expand. “The one-for-one swap (of a new

school to replace Watkins Memorial) is there, but we’re also looking into adding another (eight-team) division,” Cecutti said. “If it’s in our best interest to add a fifth division then it’s something we will do. “I really don’t know for sure what direction we will be going, but we are looking into all available options.” Hayes expects the MSL to remain in three divisions, even if only five teams join the conference. That will mean two eight-team divisions and one with seven teams. “We are staying with the possibilSee MSL, page B2


Athletes learn to deal with adversity The achievements of the high school student-athletes writing in my summer series are notable and numerous. They have won state championships in bowling, football, golf, wrestling and track and field. They have achieved great individual and team success. But along the way there LARRY have been defeats and disLARSON appointments. Each of these seniors-to-be explains how he or she has learned to handle adversity. Michela Paradiso, Upper Arlington, soccer and basketball: “I have a picture of myself after losing to Dublin Coffman in the regional Division I championship game my sophomore year on my bedroom wall. I see it every morning when I wake up. I think it is important to remember what defeat feels like as it creates motivation to improve and the desire and drive to never feel like that again.” Faith Washington, Reynoldsburg, track: “Disappointment is the goal that you failed to accomplish. Defeat is when you fail to try again. Never give up.” Napoleon Bell, Hartley, football and wrestling: “To be the best, one must experience defeat. One must know his mistakes and know where he does not want to be again.” Morgan Ransom, Columbus Academy, golf: “No matter how good you are there will always be disappointments. My advice is to move on and learn from your mistakes because defeat will make you stronger.” Austin Cuervo, St. Charles, golf: “I handle defeat and disappointment as fuel to go out and work even harder to be more prepared.” Chase Delande, Hilliard Davidson, football and wrestling: “Just tell yourself that you don’t ever want to feel that pain of losing again and that you need to work much harder to be successful.” Jimmy Gammill, New Albany, football: “Use defeat and disappointment as a means to grow and work harder. Then simply move on and do better next time.” Jake Blankenship, Gahanna, pole vault: “Don’t let disappointment and defeat get to you because everyone has down days and if you worry a lot about it then things will continue to go down and will do more harm than good.” Mary Wells, Westerville Central, bowling: “Defeat and disappointment are part of any game you play. What is important is that you are gracious in both victory and defeat.” Speaking of being gracious, win or lose, the student-athletes next week will discuss how they view respect and sportsmanship in competition. I’ll see you at a game.

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Davidson pitcher Courtney Smith struck out 29 batters and hit the game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the 22nd inning in a 2006 Division I district final.

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Smith shined in 22-inning game By SCOTT HENNEN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Courtney Smith remembers it like it was yesterday, even though it was more than five years ago. The emotion. The excitement. The exhaustion. The strikeouts. The grand slam. Especially the grand slam. In May 2006, Smith, a standout senior pitcher for the Hilliard Davidson High School softball team, went head-to-head with Sarah Phillips of Olentangy Liberty for 22 innings in a Division I district final at Pickerington Central. The three-day marathon wasn’t decided until Smith hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 22nd for a 4-1 victory. Smith also had 29 strikeouts, the 11th highest total in state history for an extrainning game, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association. In 2010,

Hayley Flynn of Duncan Falls Philo set the state record with 55 strikeouts in 24 innings against Thornville Sheridan. “The biggest thing I remember is this wave of emotion,” Smith said. “I was exhausted and excited both at the same time. It was amazing.” It remains the longest OHSAA softball tournament game. Liberty and Davidson played seven scoreless innings on May 17, were rained out and never took the field on May 18 and played 15 innings on May 19. “The first day (the teams) were neck and neck and I don’t think anyone had a hit,” Smith said. “I remember it rained for like three or four hours (on May 17) and there were no lights (at Pickerington Central). “When we got rain the second day (May 18), I was really nervous because we had been playing well before the rain

came. We were all really anxious to get out there and didn’t want to wait another day.” Smith’s counterpart also had an impressive performance. Phillips struck out 30, which ties her for ninth in the state record book with Medina’s Jessica Miller in 1999, but she also surrendered Smith’s district-title winning home run. “I think she said it was a riseball, but I don’t think so because I wouldn’t have hit it if it was (a riseball),” Smith said. “Maybe I got out ahead of the pitch before it started to move or maybe it didn’t move. I knew it was high and I was able to make contact and get it over the fence.” It was the first home run Smith had hit at any level. She played one season at the University of Indianapolis and never hit another homer. “I would have to say the grand slam

was better (than the 29 strikeouts),” said Smith, who had 77 wins at Davidson. “It was my first homer ever and just to be able to finally end that game.” Liberty took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 22nd. Rebecca Adam hit a two-out double and moved to third on a single by Phillips. Emily Capretta followed with a liner that went off the glove of shortstop Cassady Busellato, scoring Adam. “It was a pitchers’ battle the whole time and we both gave up runs in the 22nd inning,” Smith said. “We went into the last inning with clear heads and ready to finish it.” Erin Roberts led off the bottom of the 22nd with a single before Lauren Espe and Meredith Parish followed with bunt singles to load the bases. Smith didn’t waste time, sending the first offering See SMITH, page B3

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Hartley track trio set to run on next level

By Eric George/ThisWeek Larry Larson is a former athletics director at Grandview High Hartley coach Richard Jones talks about then-seniors Aisha Cavin (left), Maya Pedersen and Chelsea Scott during a signing ceremony May 11 at the school. School.

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During the past four seasons, the Hartley High School girls track and field team became one of the state’s elite sprinting factories. Athletes such as 2009 graduate Ashlee Hoffman and 2010 graduates CharAnna Dixon and Chesna Sykes got things rolling at the 2008 Division II state meet when the Hawks turned in a fourth-place team finish. That trio led Hartley to a share of the 2009 state championship and to a runner-up finish in 2010, and Sykes (Ohio State) and Dixon (Cincinnati) both now run in college. Another trio that made a significant mark during that stretch, which included another state championship this year, will be joining Sykes and Dixon at the collegiate level next spring. After helping the Hawks score

47 points to capture the state title June 3-4 at Ohio State ahead of runner-up Toledo Rogers (30), Aisha Cavin, Maya Pedersen and Chelsea Scott each will be competing in college. Cavin signed in May to compete for Ohio State, while Pedersen and Scott signed with Dayton and Pittsburgh, respectively, in February. Cavin verbally committed to the Buckeyes in April after also considering Oregon. In the 2011 state meet, Cavin finished third in the 100 meters (12.49 seconds) and ninth in the 400 (63.36). She also ran on the 800 relay (1:40.72) and 1,600 relay (3:50.13), both of which finished first. Cavin will join an Ohio State program that had its 400 relay finish ninth (42.94) to earn second-team All-America honors at the NCAA outdoor champiSee HAWKS, page B2

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MSL Continued from page B1 ity of adding five new schools and having 23 teams in the league,” Hayes said. “It seems to be the idea with the most support. I think, for the big picture, that’s the best scenario.” Bloom-Carroll athletics director Chad Little said it might be time for change if only for the fast growth of suburban schools. “Licking Heights was outgrowing everyone (in the MSLCardinal) and Bloom-Carroll is the smallest school in the MSLBuckeye,” Little said. “When you are going up against (largeenrollment) schools like Canal

At a glance The Mid-State League will undergo changes after six schools announced in the spring that they will be leaving at the end of the 2012-13 school year. Below is the current alignment: •MSL-Buckeye — AmandaClearcreek, Bloom-Carroll, Canal Winchester, Circleville, Fairfield Union, Hamilton Township, Logan Elm and Teays Valley

(Winchester) and Teays Valley, especially in sports like football, you worry about injuries. You have concerns for the well-being of the kids.” As for a timetable for restructuring the MSL, Hayes would like to have things in order by the end of the calendar year. “My desire, as I shared with athletics directors and superin-

•MSL-Cardinal — Berne Union, Fisher Catholic, Grandview, Harvest Prep, Liberty Union, *Licking Heights, Millersport and West Jefferson •MSL-Ohio — Bexley, Columbus Academy, *Granville, *Heath, *Lakewood, *Licking Valley, *Newark Catholic and Whitehall *Leaving MSL after 2012-13 school year

tendents, is to know what we are doing by December,” he said. “Doing that will meet the guidelines of our league constitution. We (as a league) can vote on changes in either December or May, and we want to have things in line by December.”

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HAWKS Adam Steinwachs stepped down as Dayton’s coach in June after helping the Flyers have at least one athlete at consecutive NCAA outdoor championships for the first time in program history. Dayton also has won the last two Atlantic 10 Conference indoor team titles. Sarah Hinkley recently was elevated to interim coach after previously serving as an assistant. “I really liked the atmosphere there,” Pedersen said. “It actually reminds me a little bit of Hartley because they have their athletes work their way up through their indoor season.” Scott began her prep career at Columbus School for Girls. After finishing fourth in the 100 hurdles and helping the Unicorns 1,600 relay take second in the 2008 Division III state meet, Scott ran on the 1,600 relay that was fourth in the 2009 Division III state meet. She then transferred to Hartley for her junior season and ran on both the 400 and 1,600 relays that won Division II titles and added a fifth-place finish in the 300 hurdles. In the Division II state meet this past spring, she finished fourth (44.44) in the 300 hurdles and fifth (15.02) in the 100 hurdles. Scott also ran on the winning 800 and 1,600 relays. In the NCAA outdoor meet, the Panthers had their 400 relay run a program-record 44.24 to place 14th. Alonzo Webb has been Pittsburgh’s coach since 2002. “(Pittsburgh’s) only three hours away from home,” said Scott, who is considering majoring in dentistry. “The way they do things resembles the way coach (Richard) Jones does them and it was a good fit academically. My family felt good about me going there.”

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onships on June 9 in Des Moines, Iowa. Sykes was among the runners on that relay. Others on Ohio State’s 2011 roster who are central Ohio natives include Gahanna graduate Camai Brandenberg, Hilliard Davidson graduate Tori Brink, Mount Vernon graduate Katie Groseclose and Thomas Worthington graduates Ellen Birmingham and Kelsey McHugh. Karen Dennis has been OSU’s women’s coach since 2005. “Their coach has been watching me for the last year, and I just figured I’d go there and get a good education,” Cavin said. “My parents are Michigan fans, so I haven’t been to the campus a whole lot, but I really do like the campus there.” Cavin and Pedersen have been key members of the Hawks’ past four teams. In 2008, Cavin ran on the state-champion 400 relay and won the 200. She and Pedersen each competed on the 1,600 relay that was fifth at state. In 2009, Cavin and Pedersen ran on the 1,600 relay that took second at state. Cavin also competed on the 400 relay that was first and defended her individual title in the 200. Hartley scored 55 points to tie Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy for the team title. In the 2010 state meet, Cavin and Pedersen ran on the 800 relay that took second and on the 1,600 relay that was first. Cavin added a title in the 400 and took fourth in the 200. Hartley scored 71 points but settled for a runner-up finish behind Cleveland Collinwood (77). In addition to running on the 800 and 1,600 relays that won titles in her final prep meet this past spring, Pedersen finished third (56.84) in the 400.

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Cobras schedule baseball tryouts The Columbus Cobras Baseball Association will hold tryouts for its 2012 teams (8U through 18U) at Ohio Dominican University on July 30 and 31. For pre-registration and tryout times, visit

Titanium Lacrosse adding ‘Elite’ teams Titanium Lacrosse is adding an “Elite” teams program to help prepare high school boys to play on the Division I college level. The program initially will include three teams: Titanium Elite 2014, Titanium Elite 2013 and Titanium Elite 2012. The teams are expected to play in one fall and two summer recruiting tournaments on the East Coast. The player-selection process involves: •Aug. 21: Deadline for player nominations. Players must be nominated by a high school or club lacrosse coach. Nomination forms are available at •Aug. 31: Prospective team members will be invited to try out. •Sept. 10-11: Tryouts at Dublin Jerome High School. •Sept. 15: Selected players invited to join Titanium Elite.

Crew to hold charity run The Columbus Crew’s fifth annual 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk are scheduled for 8 a.m. Aug. 13 at Crew Stadium. The event benefits the Crew Soccer Foundation. For more information, visit

Cross country run scheduled A cross country 3K run around the Granville Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 28. Registration is from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit

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SMITH Continued from page B1 from Phillips over the left-field fence. “(Phillips) had retired like 13 or 14 in a row before we came up in the 22nd, so having our No. 9 batter, Erin Roberts, come up and get a hit was big,” Davidson coach Angelo Forte said. “Then Lauren Espe and Meredith Parish followed with bunts to load the bases and then (Liberty) shaded Courtney to right field. She had only hit one ball in her life to right field, so I was hoping she could get the ball to fall in left field so we could win it. (The grand slam) was something I never saw coming.” The Wildcats advanced to a regional semifinal at Ohio State, where they lost to Marysville 12-1 to finish the season 23-7. Davidson catcher Kaylyn Heading said the district final was the kind of game that a player never forgets. “It was 22 innings and those type of games just don’t come around often,” said Heading, who played four seasons at Rio Grande and graduated in 2010 with a degree in professional and business communication. “Courtney pitched great and then came up and got the big hit like she had throughout the season. It was a pretty magical ending. It’s still pretty cool, even today.” Forte said the game might never have reached the 22nd inning had a rule change not been made before the 2006 season. Before that, after games reached the 10th inning, they were played according to international rules.

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10. MAURICE HALL, Brookhaven football (Oct. 27, 2000) — During a season in which he rushed for 3,057 yards to rank fifth on Ohio’s all-time list, Hall’s most memorable individual performance came during the final week of the regular season. The Bearcats beat Briggs 75-16 as Hall rushed for 411 yards and eight touchdowns on 19 carries. 9. LATOYA TURNER, Pickerington girls basketball (March 19, 1999) — The 6-foot-4 senior helped the Tigers

advance to the Division I state final with her 29-point performance in a 5135 win over Wadsworth. The Ohio State recruit made 12 of 14 shots from the floor and was 5-for-6 from the freethrow line while adding five rebounds, four steals and two assists. 8. DARCY FISHBACK, Upper Arlington girls swimming (Feb. 27-28, 2009) — During preliminaries Feb. 27, Fishback broke the state record in the 100-yard butterfly when she finished in 53.38 seconds. She won her fourth state title in the event the next day in 54.17 seconds. Fishback also swam on two state-record relays, the 200 medley (1:43.59) and the 200 freestyle (1:34.24). 7. CHARLES JOHNSON, Watkins Memorial boys basketball (Feb. 24, 1995) — There have been few more surprising performances than what this 5-8 senior guard accomplished in leading the Warriors to a 93-87 overtime upset of second-seeded and stateranked London in the second round of the Division II district tournament. Watkins Memorial was just 1-19 en-

tering the matchup but got 57 points from Johnson, who made 19 of 34 from floor, including eight 3-pointers, and was 11-for-15 from the free-throw line. He added eight rebounds, six steals and five assists. 6. KHALILAH CARPENTER, Brookhaven girls track and field (June 2-3, 2000) — At the 2000 Division I state meet, the junior broke the meet and state records in the 100 meters with a time of 11.59 seconds on June 2. The next day, she won the 100 in 11.71 and the 200 title in 23.69, a time that lowered the state mark she already held. 5. JEFF BACKES, Upper Arlington football (Dec. 2, 2000) — In leading the Golden Bears to the Division I state title, the 5-9, 180-pound senior turned in a performance worthy of the Ohio Mr. Football award that he had received days earlier. Backes rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries and preserved a 15-9 victory over Solon at Fawcett Stadium in Canton with an interception with less than a minute remaining.

That meant at the beginning of each half inning, a runner was placed at second base with no outs. “We lost a district final that way to Mount Vernon (3-1 in 10 innings in 2002) and I had been pushing to get the rule changed for years,” Forte said. “I had been on both sides of the international tiebreaker, but I think the game is much-improved without it.” Before Smith’s grand slam, it was her right fielder and catcher who combined to make the game’s biggest play 11 innings earlier. Phillips was at second base with two outs in the top of the 11th when Kellie Schultz singled to right field. Phillips hesitated as she rounded third as right fielder Abbey Parsley threw

to Heading. There was a collision at the plate, but Heading held on to the ball to end the scoring threat. “Courtney had a great individual performance, but we made some great defensive plays across the board and that (play at the plate) was definitely one of those,” Forte said. “I was talking to Abbey last week and she said that it was one of the most memorable plays she had as a softball player.” Along with her 29 strikeouts, Smith surrendered 14 hits and issued two walks, one in the sixth and one in the 11th. The Wildcats had 16 hits against Phillips. “That game was a duel between Courtney and Sarah Phillips,” Heading said. “Courtney was always one to find ways to get people out. I remember

her riseball, screwball and changeup were working. She just found ways to, not necessarily strike them out, but to get people out.” Smith graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2010 with a marketing degree. She stayed in Indianapolis and works in communications for an economic development firm called Develop Indy. “I was talking to a guy from work last week who was a swimmer in high school,” Smith said. “I told him about it and he thought it was great and really had an appreciation that I had played in a game like that. It definitely was a game that I’ll never forget.”

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On Monday, Aug. 8, the Bexley Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city. One crew will be assigned to the area south of Main Street, one will be working in the area between Main and Broad streets, and a third will be in the area north of Broad Street. Work will continue each day until the completion of the flushing. The entire project is expected to take about one week. A daily hydrant flushing schedule will be available on the city website at Residents may experience discolored water for a short time during the flushing. Although the water may be cloudy, it is safe to drink. However, residents are advised not to wash clothing if the water is discolored. To test for discoloration, run the cold water for about two minutes. For additional information, call the Bexley Water Department at (614) 559-4270.

Franklin County Public Health will offer a childhood immunization clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Jeffrey Mansion, 165 N. Parkview Ave. Required immunizations are $10 each for children ages 1 month to 18 years, plus a $15 assessment fee per visit. Cash, check, Medicaid, CareSource and Molina will be accepted. No one will be turned away for inability to pay for childhood immunizations. Parents are asked to bring shot records for their children. A completed consent form is required if a parent or legal guardian is not present. Franklin County Public Health is ending its adult immunization program. Limited quantities of adult vaccine may be available. Call (614) 5253719 or e-mail to check for availability.

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RESURFACING TECH FT, HIRING IMMEDIATELY. Autobody exp. helpful. Exp. techs & supervisor Will train. Please call needed at large E. Cols 614-801-0432 apts. Must be HVAC cert. & have prior exp. w/older apts. Competitive pay & NOTICE benefits. Drug test req. Please apply in person at What happens when Williamsburg Sq., 1863 you use Bairsford Dr. We are a BOLD TYPE? smoke-free company. Bold type attracts attention. Use it to make PLUMBER your ad STAND OUT.


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REAL ESTATE MONTHLY WHY CAN’T THEY JUST SAY ‘YES’? THE UPS AND DOWNS OF REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATIONS Negotiating a home purchase can feel like a high-stakes game. With plenty of housing opportunities available in the current market, buyers are looking to get the most for their money while sellers want to secure the best price for their home.This means individuals on both sides must be prepared to handle demands and make compromises. “There is room for negotiation in a home sale and purchase,” said Jerry White, executive vice president of Coldwell Banker King Thompson. “That’s why it’s important to lean on the expertise of a real estate agent who can navigate a deal on your behalf and help you walk away the winner.” Whatever side of the table you sit,understand how negotiations work: • Let your Realtor do the talking: Realtors are trained in negotiating real estate transactions specifically and know the legal demands of the transaction to make sure your best interests are satisfied. And as a third party, they are able to leave emotions at the door. • Look for the “win-win.”: This is the goal, but it may come in different forms, depending on the situation. Expect that demands will go beyond price. Closing costs, furnishings and repairs are all on the table as part of the process. • Identify your parameters: Decide in advance where you can and cannot budge. The most common points to be flexible on are the price, timing of the move and any maintenance issues. Talk to your Realtor to realistically set your priorities. • Know when to walk away, know when to run: If the other side is unwilling to meet you part of the way, this may not be the home or the buyer for you. Exhaust all options, but also know when it is time to head for the door.


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