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August 10, 2011

5.9-mill operating levy

Loss could cut 75 teachers, HS busing By GARY BUDZAK

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The Hilliard Board of Education voted unanimously Aug. 8 to place a 5.9-mill operating levy on the November ballot, and discussed making $10.2-million in budget cuts if the levy fails.

Those cuts could include eliminating 75 teachers as well as bus service for high school students. “This step is not a threat, it is a requirement,” said Superintendent Dale McVey. Under state law, Ohio school districts that show a budget deficit as early as the second year of a f ive-year

forecast are required to list cuts in order to eliminate a budget deficit. The district is projecting a deficit of approximately $8 million for the 2012-13 school year. Last week in a special meeting, the board unanimously approved the 5.9mill rate, which is 1 mill lower than vot-

ers rejected in May. This week’s vote was to proceed with the submission of the additional tax levy to voters. If approved, the levy would generate $14,291,610.71 annually during the life of the levy, assuming the total current tax valuation of the district remains unchanged. The levy would cost property

owners about $181 in additional property taxes per each $100,000 of home value. School board President Doug Maggied has said that if the le vy were approved, the district would not seek any See LEVY LOSS, page A2

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(Above) The Hilliard Police Department's Tony LaRosa, left, collides at home plate with Buck Spangler from the Norwich Township Fire Department during the seventh inning of a softball game between the two departments Aug. 5 at Roger Reynolds Municipal Park. (Left) Josh Cohill and Curtis Baker from the police department team shake hands with fire department team members Dan Buelow and Kris Lanning after the game. The fire department held off a late rally by the police department to win.

Flagpole from Ground Zero finds new home By GARY BUDZAK

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A piece of history now stands in front of the Safety Services Building on Northwest Parkway — one of five flagpoles that was still intact after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The other four flagpoles are now at the Pentagon, which was one of the other targets hit by the terrorists on Sept. 11,2001. Police Chief Doug Francis said it w as a matter of good timing that the fifth flagpole came to Hilliard. Last May, a delegation from Hilliard and Norwich Township went to the site of Ground Zero in New York City to pick up steel from the former World Trade Center for Hilliard’s First Responders Park. While

in the hangar that housed the artifacts, Francis said, Mayor Don Schonhardt noticed five flagpoles against a wall. “He asked, ‘Can I get one of those?’” Francis said. “The supervisor there said, ‘No one’s put their name on it. I don’t see why not.’“ There was just one problem,though: At 55 feet, the pole was too long to put on a truck with the rest of the steel without having to get special permits,Francis said. So the pole was cut in half. “It has been sitting here at our f acility since last May,” Francis said. “We had to hire a company to put the pole back together. That was done a couple of months ago. They finished it up on July 14, and we got it delivered back here, and we put See FLAGPOLE, page A2

Roberts to challenge Cope for Norwich Township seat By GARY BUDZAK

In January, Roberts said he would not seek a third term on council. His term expires at the end of the year. Hilliard City Council member Tim “The final decision was made withRoberts has announced that he will run in the last couple of weeks,” Roberts for Norwich Township trustee in No- said of running for trustee. “It’s somevember. thing that I’ve thought about doing at “I’d lik e to imdifferent times. It’s a position I thought prove on the workI might like to seek at some point. I figing relationship beured now is as good a time as any to go tween the township ahead and do it.” and the city,” Roberts Roberts, 53, lives in Norwich Townsaid. “With my backship and the city of Hilliard. A 1975 ground, being a firegraduate of Hilliard High School, fighter, living in the Tim Roberts Roberts was a Norwich Township fireHilliard and townman for almost 13 years, retiring in 2006. ship area since 1961 and ha ving been on council, I offer a unique perspective.” See ROBERTS, page A2

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American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 614 members Kathy Herbert, left, Janice Koch, Robin Freeman and Leslie Hedge make a turn during their practice as an all-female color guard.

Post 614 Auxiliary r efor ms all-female color guar d unit By JESSICA WHITE

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After two years without a local color guard, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 614 is reforming the group. Auxiliary president Dianne Schultz said the ladies’color guard has existed on and off since the Hilliard post was formed in the early 1930s. The

women were known as the “legionettes” until the 1980s, she said, and they won awards for their performances almost every year. “But life was different back then,” Schultz said. “There weren’t so many different things to do. People had more time.” Glenna Hagar, who joined the color guard around 2006, said she is creating an improved version of what the group was five years ago. With 11

members so far, the group trumps past years when it was “lucky to get three,” Hagar said. She said beginning this fall, the women will perform at traditional events like Hilliard high school football games and local parades,but they also want to be more involved in community affairs. See GUARD, page A3


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Levy loss could cut 75 teachers, HS busing Continued from page A1 new operating funds from voters for at least three years. After the board voted, members discussed cost reductions totaling $10,282,000 in the event the levy fails. A total of 93 staff could be eliminated: five administrators (at a cost savings of $395,000); 75 teachers ($6,083,000); and 13 custodians ($742,000). The teaching positions would likely

include foreign languages, electives, intervention, guidance, gifted programs and regular classroom teachers. “Class size would need to go up across the board” if those teaching positions were eliminated, said Leslie McNaughton, assistant superintendent of personnel. Among the $3,062,000 in programs and operations that could be cut are: eliminating bus service for all high school students (saving the district $494,000);

reducing professional de velopment ($190,000); eliminating all supplemental contracts for extracurricular activities at the middle school and high school level ($2,112,000); eliminating all discretionary stipends, including after-school tutoring, elementary after-school enrichment programs, clubs, intramurals ($256,000); and eliminating summer school ($10,000). The program cuts would affect 542 positions. “This list is extremely humbling and

very worrisome,” said board Vice President Lisa Whiting. “School is much more than the core curriculum.” Board members also expressed concerns with the possible elimination of high school busing, saying it could have an impact on poor families and affect student safety. “Talking about cuts is hard because it hits on what we have built over all these years,” Maggied said in a statement issued following the meeting. “Our

Roberts to challenge Cope for Norwich seat Continued from page A1 He has also worked in the athletic department of Ohio State University as assistant superintendent of athletic facilities. He currently works part-time at St. Agatha Church and at a school in Upper Arlington. Roberts is also a board member and volunteer coach in the Hilliard Girls Softball Association. As a member of council,Roberts has served as chair of the city planning,projects and serv-

ices committee, and also sits on the public safety and legal affairs committee. He has been married for 24 years and has two children. “I want to continue to serve the community I’ve grown up in,” Roberts said. “It’s been a great place for my family, and I see a need to stay involved and want to help continue to make it a great place for people to live.” His opponent would be current Norwich Township trustee Mik e Cope, who announced in May that he w ould be seeking

a second term. Cope, 56, is a former Hilliard City Council member and member of the planning and zoning commission. He works for the Ohio Department of Transportation. Michael Cope The other two township trustees, Chuck Buck and Larry Earman,are not up for election this year.

Hilliard City Schools are a symbol of pride and quality and they are why people choose to live here. We know that. But this cut list reflects the reality and seriousness of our finances.” District spokeswoman Amanda Morris said the board will likely vote at its Aug. 22 meeting on whether to accept the budget reduction considerations list as it stands, or in a revised form. gbudzak@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

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Flagpole from Ground Zero finds new home Continued from page A1 it in the ground.” On July 29, the flagpole was erected with the help of local firefighters and police. At 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, there will be a dedication ceremony where the first flag will be raised on the pole in the ten years since the terrorist at-

tacks. Francis said it will be an American flag that was flown over the Pentagon on July 1. “We are going to raise that flag as our symbolic flag,” Francis said. “We will then bring that flag down and we will put up a permanent 10- by 15-foot flag. Then we’ll display the initial flag that flew over our flagpole in our lobby.”

There are three other 30-foottall flagpoles in front of the Safety Services Building. Currently, no flags are flying, but the state, city and township flags will be flown. In addition to being taller than the other poles, the brown aluminum flagpole still possesses scrapes and marks from the ter-

rorist attacks. Francis said there are tentative long-term plans to make a small plaza at the flagpole. “We have a couple small pieces of steel left from New York that we want to display, get a couple benches out there and a plaque to tell the story of the pole. We’re hoping to make it a community effort to fund it.”

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Community brief Stivers to sponsor job fair Aug. 15 Congressman Steve Stivers has scheduled a central Ohio job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at the Ohio State University 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. More than 60 companies will participate, offering 4,400 jobs.

GUARD Continued from page A1 “The original color guard simply did a couple of functions a year,” Hagar said. “We did not do anything except carry the flag and present it. We would like, now, to be more involved in other community activities.” Hagar said she is hoping the color guard will participate in Old Hilliardfest and Sept. 11 remembrance day, and she wants the group to help with more goingaway and coming-home parties for military members who are deployed overseas. The women are open to traveling, and always looking for invitations to perform, she said. “We don’t charge, we don’t make a profit. We’d just be glad to participate,” Hagar said. To prepare, the women have been practicing with Bill Ihrig, Hilliard legion commander and former drill sergeant. The group is also hosting a sub-sandwich sale in mid-August to raise money for uniforms. Performances always include carrying and presenting the American flag, which has become especially significant since 1985 when Congress named Hilliard as one of two “flag cities” in the U.S. “Our flag is a very important part of our life, and if we can go to an event and present the flag with pride and dignity, then why not?” Hagar said. “It’s something our kids need, it’s something that our service people certainly do deserve, and it’s just plain tradition.”

The following local companies and businesses looking to hire will be on hand to meet with job seekers: First Advanced EMS, Abbott Nutrition, Academy Medical, Acloché, Acquisition Logistics Engineering, Altercare of Ohio, Inc., AMVETS, ATT Mobility (Hilliard), Battelle, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, Inc., Cardinal Health, CITIBank, Clinton Consultants LLC, DecisionOne, Diversified Systems, Employment Plus, Famous Enterprises, FedEx, Godman Guild Association, Hansons, Heartland Bank, Honda, Huntington Bancshares Inc., IGS Energy, ITT Tech, JP Morgan Chase, LifeCare Alliance, Limited Brands, LogisticsART - Columbus State CC, McCarthy & Cox: Retirement and Estate Specialists, McCloy Financial Services, Memorial Hospital of Union County, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., Mount Carmel Health, MS Consultants, Nationwide, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, NCO Financial Systems, Ohio Department of

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By GARY BUDZAK

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Hilliard is currently considered a “car-dependent” city by a walkable-neighborhood promoter, but it is planning to become more of a “w alker’s paradise.” According to Seattle-based Walk Score’s recently-published 2011 survey, Hilliard scored a 35 on a scale of 0-100 based on its walk-ability. That puts Hilliard in the category of a “car-dependent” city, meaning there a few amenities within walking distance to people on average. Amenities are described as grocery stores,restaurants, schools, parks, public transit and other conveniences. In contrast, among major United States cities, New York City and San Francisco scored an 85, or “very walkable,” meaning most errands can be accomplished on foot. “With rising gas prices,Americans are looking for alternatives to long commutes and driving around town to complete their errands,” said Walk Score CEO Josh Herst. “America’s most walkable cities and neighborhoods make it easy for residents to leave their cars at home more often. The latest real estate trends show that homes and apartments in walkable areas are in higher demand and are worth more than their less-walkable counterparts.” “Initially, I was kind of surprised at the Hilliard score, but when I looked into what it was based on, I understand it better,” said Letty Schamp, the city’s transportation/capital improvement project engineer. “It looks like the scoring was predominantly based on how land-use patterns have happened, and not so much how many sidewalks and paths you have,” Schamp said. “If you look at the w ay suburbia has grown in central Ohio in the last 30 years, it hasn’t been super mixed-use. Hilliard is trying to change all that, but it takes a while.” Hilliard’s recently unveiled comprehensive plan identifies two goals that incorporate w alkability. The one goal is to “become a better connected community,” and the other is to “promote acti ve and healthy lifestyles.” “If you look at what’s in our comprehensive

plan, it has a ton to do with mix ed-use development and making it more walkable,” Schamp said. However, it’s hard to re-zone some areas of a city, especially if they’re already established, she said. In the meantime, any roadway/capital improvement project in Hilliard has long included adding a sidewalk or multi-use path,Schamp said. “I think we’ve done a real good job of getting the infrastructure in,” she said. “It’s just the philosophy of land use needs to change,and it is changing. “This particular article doesn’t alarm me at all, and I don’t think it changes what we’ re doing in any way for plans in the future,” Schamp said. “I think it just goes to sho w that a lot of communities are starting to look at the whole issue of walkability … If you go to certain spots in Hilliard,it’s really quite good, because there are amenities and convenience stores that are within walking distance; but then we have areas that don’t score well at all. It’s an average and something to strive for.” Below is a list of selected Ohio cities who were rated for their walk-bility. The 114 largest cities in Ohio have an average walk score of 43. City Score Population Akron 51 198,557 Cincinnati 59 296,565 Cleveland 58 396,598 Columbus 47 775,159 Dayton 48 141,994 Delaware 41 34,104 Dublin 27 41,833 Gahanna 36 32,831 Garfield Heights 52 28,753 Green 16 25,645 Hilliard 35 28,860 Kent 51 28,432 Lakewood 68 51,916 Lancaster 47 38,256 Marysville 32 21,751 Pickerington 28 18,263 Reynoldsburg 40 35,416 Shaker Heights 48 28,700 Toledo 50 286,097 Upper Arlington 49 33,816 Westerville 41 35,729 Whitehall 55 18,147 Source: Walk Score (www.walkscore.com/OH)

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School district should ‘cut its spending’ To the editor: ThisWeek Hilliard on Aug. 3 reported the Hilliard Board of Education is asking for the passage of a tax levy even though a 6.9mill levy was rejected this past spring. This proposed levy of 5.9 mills is lower than the original levy of 6.9. This tells me that the board could have asked for the lower mill levy in the first place. As we all know, the United States has faced a similar problem regarding raising our debt limit. The Republicans wanted to lower our spending and not raise any new tax revenues or to eliminate loopholes for the wealthy.

This bill was passed by Congress and signed by the president. If the United States can vote to do this, then the Hilliard school system can also cut its spending and not ask for new tax revenues.

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Teacher takes stock of learning opportunity By GARY BUDZAK

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Kathy Williams, a business teacher at Bradley High School, went to Wall Street on her summer vacation. She is an example of how some Hilliard educators spent their summer learning teachable topics for the coming school year or helping students while they are on break. Last month, Williams took part in a five-day workshop sponsored in part by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). “Part of our curriculum in the personal finance course is to teach the stock market,” Williams said. “I wanted to gain some more information and insight beyond what I’ve read.” The NYSE had an outreach program in which middle school, high school and college educators can learn more about the financial marketplace. The school district paid the cost of her application, but Williams paid for the rest of the trip — her first to New York City. During the workshop, Williams said, she and other educators from across the country were on the floor of the stock exchange three times and learned about trading from brokers. After the day-long sessions, Williams did some sight-

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Teacher takes stock of learning opportunity Continued from page A5 seeing and saw Broadway shows. She’ll have her students take part in a statewide simulated investing competition as a result of the trip. “I learned a ton. The stock exchange was very helpful the way they set up the program,” Williams said. “They had it down to a science.” Among the other Hilliard teachers who have been involved over the summer in programs, formal or casual, to add to students’ learning opportunities: • Davidson High School Spanish teacher Katie Speakman spent a month in a language immersion camp at the Concordia Language Villages in St. Croix, Minnesota. In addition to language classes, she ate food, sang songs, learned dances and played sports associated with the language she teaches. “I have gained quite a few new techniques, exercises and different ways to engage students with learning that go outside of just using technology and a classroom,” Speakman said. “I think I have more ways to get them excited about learning a foreign language.” • Davidson math teacher Kimberle Kembitzky spent two weeks this summer in Austria and Germany. While there, she took photos of architecture that will be used in her geometry class to show scale,

proportion, frieze patterns and other components. • A $52,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Education provided summer reading for students participating in the SON Ministries Free Summer Lunch Program at Hilliard Church of the Nazarene and Pine Crossing Apartments. Beacon Elementary School teachers Brittany Gillespie and Michelle McPeek gave reading materials and instruction to students on Wednesdays before their meal. “What we loved is it kept our learning relationships alive and the friendships you develop with children as their teachers,” said Beacon principal Jane Leach. “At Pine Crossing, the moms started attending, so they expanded their repertoire of how to teach your children to read and how to value reading in the home. That was a wonderful byproduct of our time together.” • Cindy Opperman, another Beacon teacher, brings two tubs full of books each day to the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center. They can sign out two books for the summer and return whenever they’re finished with them. The bookmobile helps students with their summer reading goals. “I’m getting two to five children a day,” Opperman said of her bookmobile. “I’ve seen some of my students that I’ve worked with and was able to talk to them about the books that they’re reading, and catch up with them on what they’ve been doing for the summer.” gbudzak@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekNews.com

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In brief ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ duo caught in South Carolina Kamisha D. Thomas and Robert Dwayne Gilmore III, dubbed “Bonnie and Clyde” for their alleged July 25 robbery of the Fifth Third Bank on 2425 Hilliard Rome Road, were arrested without incident on Aug. 3 in a Spartanburg, S.C., hotel room by that city’s police and FBI agents. A tip led police to their location. Columbus FBI representatives said the robbery was done in “Bonnie and Clyde” fashion.

Washington Twp. parks & rec The Washington Township Parks and Recreation Department is at 4675 Cosgray Road. The community center is at 5985 Cara Road. Call 6523922 or visit www.wtwp.com. All events meet at the community center unless otherwise noted. • Touch and Stuff a Truck will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13. Youngsters can touch, climb into, get close to, and size up many types and sizes of v ehicles. Cameras are recommended. Participants are asked to help stuff a truck with cans of food for central Ohio food banks. Touch a Truck will be held in the front yard of Homestead Park, 4675 Cosgray Road.

Gilmore is alleged to have fired a shot from a semi-automatic pistol into the ceiling to get everyone’s attention and went over the counter to take money out of teller drawers. Thomas, meanwhile, allegedly used a revolver to order employees to get on the floor. They then took off in a car with no rear license plate. Dye packs are believed to have detonated, rendering the cash useless. Thomas and Gilmore are e xpected to be brought back to Columbus to face charges for the robbery. The Columbus Police Robbery Squad is the agency investigating the incident.

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A little more than two weeks remain before the first official snaps are taken on central Ohio high school football fields. For traditional playoff contenders, the first regular-season game begins a journey that includes the expectation that it might take a dozen games or more before true satisfaction comes. The teams in the middle, meanwhile, enter the season with a different kind of anxiousness.

One team from Division I, Region 3 — Lancaster — went 7-3 and failed to make the playoffs last year. There were seven other teams in the region that went 5-5 or 6-4 and had their seasons end before the postseason. For programs such as Gahanna and Upper Arlington where long playoff runs have come in the recent past, the need to move back into the postseason race is one that can be a consuming desire. Gahanna has missed the playoffs the past three seasons after qualifying for the postseason five of the previous

seven seasons. Upper Arlington has missed the postseason the past two years after making the playoffs nine of the previous 12 years. The Golden Bears won the Division I state title in 2000. “Obviously, winning football teams are expected at Gahanna Lincoln,” Lions coach John Snoad said. “We’ve been a .500 team, and that’s not acceptable in our community. They understand there’s a great tradition with great playoff teams. Last year, we were literally three points away from being 7-3 and the eighth seed.

“A good team has good discipline. The key here is if we take care of business in key plays. Those are the things that separate the fine line between being 5-5 and being 7-3 or 8-2. We have some tremendous talent, and now we have to work very hard to get strong in the weight room and get out and be disciplined.” Others in Region 3 left on the outside a year ago when each went 6-4 were Pickerington North, Groveport, Olentangy Liberty and Mount Vernon. One school in particular that hopes failing to make the postseason won’t

become a habit is Liberty, which had made six consecutive postseason appearances before last season. Olentangy, Dublin Jerome, Dublin Scioto, Olentangy Orange and Watkins Memorial all were 6-4 but were left on the outside of the Division II, Region 7 playoffs a year ago. Among the others hoping to be breakout teams this year are Granville and Licking Heights, both of which went 7-3 last year but failed to make the Division III, Region 11 playoffs. See FOOTBALL, page B2

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Athletes admire, inspired by heroes There are youngsters in central Ohio who want to develop into the athlete and person that the high school students writing in my summer series are today. These bowlers, football players, golfers, soccer players, track athletes and wrestlers are held in the highest LARRY esteem by LARSON younger athletes who know their accomplishments. So, who are the heroes for these role models? Let’s find out. Jimmy Gammill, New Albany, football: “I admire (NFL quarterback) Tim Tebow because he is a Christian athlete and strong in his faith. He never let anybody tell him he couldn’t achieve what he wanted to and he worked hard to get what he wanted.” Jake Blankenship, Gahanna, pole vault: “My hero is (pole vaulter) Tim Mack. I have met him a couple of times and he has been someone who I have admired for a while. I like the way he jumps and the way he teaches.” Michela Paradiso, Upper Arlington, soccer and basketball: “My biggest role model is my older sister, Domini. She is a great human being who has great morals and is always willing to help others and myself. I love her so much and she has helped me get through some truly tough times.” Austin Cuervo, St. Charles, golf: “My role model is my father because he is a very dedicated man and has always been my idol.” Chase Delande, Hilliard Davidson, football and wrestling: “My hero is my father, Dave Delande. He is always there for me, gives me great advice as well as good coaching tips.” Mary Wells, Westerville Central, bowling: “My top hero or role model is (professional bowler) Kelly Kulick because she was the first woman to win the USBC Tournament of Champions.” Faith Washington, Reynoldsburg, track: “My best hero? This year I don’t have a best. So many people have been the light when I needed one with encouragement and support. They all are like family in shining armor.” Napoleon Bell, Hartley, football and wrestling: “My hero is God. It is sacrifice and love for others that can be translated into the love you must have for your teammates and the selflessness you must have on the field.” Morgan Ransom, Columbus Academy, golf: “My grandparents are my heroes. They have always supported me in

By Lorrie Cecil/ThisWeek

Hilliard Davidson’s Bo Delande looks to elude a Mentor defender during the Wildcats’ 36-35 double-overtime victory in the Division I state championship game on Dec. 2, 2006, at Fawcett Stadium in Canton. Delande scored all five touchdowns for the Wildcats and ran for the decisive two-point conversion.

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ThisWeek Community Newspapers steals and two assists. Former Hilliard Davidson has been around for 22 years. That DARCY FISHBACK, Upper ArlingHigh School football standout timeframe was used as the basis to ton8.girls swimming (Feb. 27-28, 2009) Bo Delande fondly recalls high- compile a top-10 list of the top indi- — During preliminaries Feb. 27, Fishstepping into the end zone with vidual performances we’ve covered. back broke the state record in the 100the winning two-point conver- Along with the experienced sports staff yard butterfly when she finished in 53.38 at ThisWeek and Steve Blackledge, seconds. She won her fourth state title sion in the 2006 Division I state high school reporter at The Columbus in the event the next day in 54.17 secchampionship game. Dispatch, we arrived at a top-10 list. onds. Fishback also swam on two stateThe 6-foot, 185-pound run- Below are Nos. 2-10. Let us know your record relays: the 200 medley (1:43.59) ning back’s score lifted David- thoughts at ThisWeekSPORTS.com. and the 200 freestyle (1:34.24). 7. CHARLES JOHNSON, Watkins son to a 36-35 double-overtime NOS. 2-10: Memorial boys basketball (Feb. 24, win over Mentor on Dec. 2, 10. MAURICE HALL, Brookhaven 1995) — There have been few more 2006, at Fawcett Stadium in football (Oct. 27, 2000) — During a surprising performances than what this Canton. It was the Wildcats’ season in which he rushed for 3,057 5-8 senior guard accomplished in leadto rank fifth on Ohio’s all-time ing the Warriors to a 93-87 overtime first state championship and the yards list, Hall’s most memorable individual upset of second-seeded and statefirst Division I state final de- performance came during the final week ranked London in the second round of cided in overtime. of the regular season. The Bearcats the Division II district tournament. Delande finished the game beat Briggs 75-16 as Hall rushed for Watkins Memorial was just 1-19 enwith five touchdowns and 236 411 yards and eight touchdowns on tering the matchup but got 57 points 19 carries. from Johnson, who made 19 of 34 from yards rushing on 47 carries. His 9. LATOYA TURNER, Pickerington floor, including eight 3-pointers, and five touchdowns set a state tour- girls basketball (March 19, 1999) — was 11-for-15 from the free-throw line. The 6-foot-4 senior helped the Tigers He added eight rebounds, six steals nament record. “I think about the game all advance to the Division I state final and five assists. 6. KHALILAH CARPENTER, Brookwith her 29-point performance in a 51the time,” Delande said. “It’s 35 win over Wadsworth. The Ohio State haven girls track and field (June 2-3, something me and my buddies recruit made 12 of 14 shots from the 2000) — At the 2000 Division I state still talk about. I’ll remember floor and was 5-for-6 from the free-throw meet, the junior broke the meet and that forever — not only for my line while adding five rebounds, four state records in the 100 meters with a personal performance but also the team as a whole. I’ll always of that special season at his par- role in the win, he realizes the ents’ home in Hilliard, including victory was a team effort. remember that game.” “I credit the offensive line,” Delande, a 2007 Davidson his state championship ring. Although he played a key Delande said. “Also, we had graduate, keeps many mementos

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. 4. COURTNEY SMITH, Hilliard Davidson softball (May 17 and 19, 2006) — Smith brought to a close what remains the longest OHSAA softball tournament game, hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the 22nd inning for a 41 victory over Olentangy Liberty and a Division I district championship for the Wildcats. It was Smith’s first career home run. She also stood out in the circle, striking out 29 while pitching a complete game. She didn’t allow a run until the top of the 22nd. 3. GREG AVERY, Newark boys basketball (March 15, 2008) — Avery led the Wildcats to a 65-52 victory over

Lakewood St. Edward in the Division I state championship game. The 6-3 senior forward tied his career high of 33 points on 14 of 18 shooting and added 11 rebounds, three assists and four steals as the Wildcats captured their first state title since 1943. Avery made third-team all-state his senior season as he averaged 18.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists. He became the sixth player in program history to score more than 1,000 points, finishing with 1,131 career points. 2. RYAN WILSON, Westerville North boys track and field (June 5-6, 1998) — Wilson qualified for the Division I state meet in four events all four years of his prep career. Perhaps his greatest feat at state occurred in 1998, as he lived up to his own high expectations in many aspects, winning the long jump (23 feet, 1 inch) on the first day of competition and coming back on day two with titles in the 110-meter hurdles (13.95 seconds) and 300 hurdles (37.1). He also placed seventh in the 200. The three titles he won that weekend gave North 30 points and a cochampionship in Division I with Brunswick. In 1999, he defended his titles in the 110 hurdles (13.7) and 300 hurdles (36.46).

Connor Dietz at quarterback. lot. We had a talented team that We had Clay Trubiano (at slot- year.” back). Our defense was pretty See DELANDE, page B3 tough, too. They helped out a

Canal Winchester to leave MSL for OCC in ’13 By BRAD EMERINE ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Canal Winchester High School is expected to be approved as a new member of the Ohio Capital Conference when the Executive Committee of Principals meets on Sept. 19. Canal Winchester would replace Watkins Memorial in the 32-team league beginning with the 2013-14 school year. Watkins Memorial is joining the new Licking County League, which will begin operations that same school year. “This is an exciting time for us and a big change after being a member of the See LARSON, page B2 Mid-State League since 1966,” Canal Win-

chester athletics director Kent Riggs said. “We were comfortable and had great relationships in the MSL. “One of the biggest factors in our switch is that we are one of only two (schools) in the MSL that compete in Division I in most sports. If we’re going to compete in Division I in the postseason tournaments, it would be to our benefit to play Division I schools during the regular seasons.” The OCC Alignment and Expansion Committee made its recommendation after researching and visiting roughly a dozen schools that filed applications. According to OCC Commissioner Dave Cecutti, in addition to Canal Winches-

ter, among those to apply were MSL members Bexley, Grandview, Teays Valley and Whitehall, as well as Chillicothe, Marion Harding, Jonathan Alder and Logan. “I applaud the Alignment and Expansion Committee for their work the past six to eight months, and it was a tough process,” Cecutti said. “They jumped hurdles and conducted studies to determine which school would fit best. “When we received all those applications, it also became apparent that we should take a look at a possible fifth division within our league. We’ll continue to look at that and it might be some-

thing we need to look at again somewhere down the road.” Canal Winchester will become the first new member of the OCC since Hilliard Bradley opened in 2008-09. Canal Winchester offers 25 sports, one of several criteria that the OCC noted. “There was no one factor any more important than another, but rather the totality of items that led the committee to recommend Canal Winchester,” Cecutti said. “We believe that academic integrity, competitive balance and cultural compatibility all played a factor. We looked at enrollment, population growth, See OCC, page B3


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LARSON future plans are both academically and athletically. golf and in life and I ha ve Also, a ne w year in high learned so much from them.” school sports begins on MonNext week, the student-ath- day, Aug. 15, when area golfers letes conclude their summer se- tee off and girls tennis players ries by telling you what their hit the courts. How about that?

I’ll see you at a game.

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Larry Larson is a former athletics director at Grandview High School. He was known as “Mr. High Sc hool Sports” on WTVN 610 AM.

Tournament champions The 9-year-old Hilliard Panthers baseball team won the Americana Festival Tournament in Dayton on July 3. Team members are (first row, from left) Crew Wheeler, Conner Maruniak, Nick Perie, Austen Taylor, Jackson Sowers, Mike Binion; (second row, from left) Dom Nardone, Jake Curl, Logan Stevens, Nick Dymek, Matt Ritch, Bradon Hill; (third row, from left) assistant coaches Rob Ritch, Dave Curl and Greg Perie and head coach Shawn Hill.

FOOTBALL Moving up from Division II to Division I are Bradley, Scioto, Jerome, Olentangy, Orange and St. Charles. Columbus West, Franklin Heights, Mount Vernon, Northland and Worthington Kilbourne dropped from Division I to Division II. Licking Heights moved up from Division III to Division II, while Centennial and Independence both dropped from Division II to Division III. Fairfield Union and Jonathan Alder moved up from Division IV to Di vision III, Ready and Northridge moved up to Division IV from Division V and Madison Plains switches from Division IV to Division V. Africentric dropped from Division V to Division VI. •ALREADY VERBALLY COMMITTED — The first member of the 2012 recruiting class from central Ohio to verbally commit to a Division I college was Olentangy linebacker Joshua Perry with Ohio State. Since Perry made his commitment in June 2010, the Buckeyes have added DeSales running back Warren Ball, Pickerington Central offensive lineman Jacoby Boren, Upper Arlington wide receiver Frank Epitropolous, Lancaster linebacker Luke Roberts and Pickerington North offensive lineman Pat Elflein from central Ohio. Other area players who ha ve made a v erbal commitment include Olentangy of fensive lineman Kenton Playko (Northwestern), Jerome wide receiver Cameron Wilson (Iowa), Pickerington Central linebacker Jake Kincaid (Kent State), Pickerington Central defensi ve back Jason O’Bryan (Kent State), Upper Arlington offensive lineman James Henry (Toledo), Marysville tight end Craig Runyan (Toledo) and Lancaster defensive lineman Aaron Woosley (Ball State).

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•NEW LEADERS — There were several coaching changes among central Ohio’s programs during the offseason, and three of them have new coaches named White. Buddy White has taken over Reynoldsburg’s program after previously serving as an assistant with the Raiders. Last year, he was an assistant at Hartley, which won the Division IV state championship. Trevor White is Brookhaven’s new coach. He is a former Bearcats and Marion-Franklin assistant who will try to return Brookhaven to its past success after a 5-5 season last fall. “I was pretty familiar with a lot of the guys and we’ve been working with a lot of them since January,” Trevor White said. “It’s exciting to do football pretty soon. Everybody really wants to move forward, and I’m pretty e xcited for the seniors.” The other new “White” is Westland’s Steve White, who is a former Grove City assistant. “As a first-year coach, it’s a chance to finally get a stamp on things,” Steve White said. “I’ve worked for three different guys and this is a chance to do some things from my own standpoint.” Other new coaches in central Ohio include Lewis Carter at Columbus East, Shawn Hinkle at Canal Winchester, Mike LoP aro at Hilliard Bradley, Tom Roberts at Northridge and Zebb Schroeder at Delaware. Jim Collis will be coaching Columbus Academy after coach Mark Barren died June 9 following a heart attack. Collis coached the Vikings from 1996-2006, and they won the Division V state title in 2003. •SWITCHING DIVISIONS — Several central Ohio teams ha ve changed divisions for the julrey@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Basketball showcase set for Sept. 18 The Columbus Hidden Gems’ high school boys basketball fall showcase is scheduled for Sept. 18 at Co venant Believers Church, 3400 Kohr Blvd. in Columbus. The showcase is open to players in grades 812 as well as select young adults. Check in for

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Sports briefs Capital playing host to softball league The Capital University softball program will play host to a fast-pitch league on Sundays from Sept. 4 through Oct. 16. Girls in grades 8-12 are eligible to play. A brochure with registration information is available at www.capital.edu under athletics and softball. For more information, contact coach Nan Payne at (614) 236-6487 or npayne@capital.edu.

Schools announce coaching vacancies The following schools are seeking coaches: Bexley — Junior varsity girls basketball. Send résumé to coach Jim Strode at jim.strode@bexleyschools.org. Northridge — Softball, track, assistant basketball. Contact athletics director Wayne Howard at whoward@laca.org. PRPC high school club

hockey — Varsity assistant for 2011-12 season. Qualifications include previous playing and/or coaching experience. Email hockey résumé to Pro wler Hockey Association secretary Debbie Andrews at dandrews58@me.com. Westerville North — Girls club lacrosse. Contact Rick Matsumoto at (614) 895-1902 or rmatsumo@rrohio.com. Westerville South — Pole vault. Contact Jim Gaul at (614) 797-6004 or gaulj@wcsoh.org. •To add to this list, contact ThisWeek at (740) 888-6069 or sports@thisweeknews.com.

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 www.titaniumlacrosse.com. •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.

team format. Another option is adding at least five teams and having three divisions. “The LCL impacted the MSL, but we know the MSL will recover and be as strong as it was before,” Riggs said. “Change is difficult, but this move should help our student-athletes. They need to be prepared for the postseason by playing bigger schools in the regular season. This is the right move at the right time. We’ll miss our old friends and rivals, but we’re hoping to keep some of them on our non-league schedules. “It’s also an honor for us to be invited to join the OCC, which is one of the premier conferences in Ohio. It’s a tribute to our athletic programs, our school and our community.”

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the variety of sports of fered, the facilities and community support as well as other items.” The reformation of the Licking County League, which disbanded in 1991, is expected to force realignment in the Mid-State League. Granville, Heath, Lakewood, Licking Heights, Licking Valley and Newark Catholic all will be leaving the MSL for the LCL. Also joining the league are Johnstown, Northridge and Utica from the Mid-Buckeye Conference. Bexley, Grandview, Hamilton Township, Teays Valley and Whitehall are among the 17 teams remaining in the MSL. Chillicothe, Fairfield Christian, Grove City Christian, Logan and Worthington Christian have shown interest in joining the MSL, bemerine@thisweeknews.com which is discussing a two- or three-division, 18- www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

Titanium Lacrosse adding ‘Elite’ teams Crew to hold Titanium Lacrosse is adding charity run 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

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kid, but I find it hard to believe there’s too many kids tougher than him that are on the field when we’re playing. “He never falls backward, he’s always falling forward. He gets positive yardage.” Davidson rushed for 345 yards on 72 carries against Mentor, outmatching the Cardinals’ nohuddle offense that passed for 327 yards. “That had to be the most ridiculous ending to a game, let alone a season, that I can remember,” said Dietz, who is entering his senior year at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “Everything fell into place.” “It was a pretty special night for e verybody in Hilliard,” White said. “It w as one of those things that you never expect to happen and when it happens I don’t know if you really know how to react to it. Everybody tells you enjoy the moment, but at that time you’ re so concentrated on what you’re trying to accomplish, I don’t know that you can really enjo y it. We’ve certainly looked back upon it with some fond memories since then.” Delande, who had rushed for 1,304 and nine touchdowns as a junior at Davidson, is the oldest of three brothers who have excelled athletically for the Wildcats. Spencer Delande w as a k ey member of the football team when it won the 2009 state championship by defeating Cleveland Glenville 1615 in the Division I final. Chase Delande won the Division I state wrestling title at 145 pounds last March as a junior and also is a member of the football team.

With Davidson trailing 35-28 in the second overtime, Delande took the handoff from Dietz on first down at the Mentor 10-yard line and fumbled at the 6. Mentor’ s Danny Kelley appeared to recover the ball at the 1, but the ball squirted loose and Davidson lineman Mike Saul recovered it at the 3. Delande scored on the ne xt play, making it 35-34. Then, during a pair of timeouts by the Wildcats, kicker Colby Catlett ran on and then off the f ield. Catlett actually w as lined up for the extra-point attempt that coach Brian White later admitted w ould have been a f ake before the second timeout w as called. After the second timeout, White opted to put his offense on the field and give the ball to Delande. “None of us coaches had any idea during the course of the game that Bo had scored one,two, three, four or five touchdowns,” White said. “It’s not like we purposely were trying to get him to score touchdowns. We were running our offense. The thing that gets lost a little bit — and I believe Bo would be the first to admit this — is the offensive line we had that year was pretty special.” A preferred w alk-on at Ohio State in 2007 who is preparing for his senior season with the Buckeyes, Delande finished the 2006 season with a program-record 2,208 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns on 398 carries. He w as named first-team all-OCC-Buckeye Division and alldistrict and special mention all-state. “Bo has been a huge part of our offense this year,” White said during the 2006 season. “He isn’t necessarily the fastest kid on the field. He fdirenna@thisweeknews.com normally isn’t the biggest kid, isn’t the strongest www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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son of JazZoo concerts at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Friday, Aug. 12, with “Elvis, The Beatles & Beyond.” These pillars of rock n’ roll were greatly influenced by jazz and the blues, plus the CJO should have some killer arrangements lined up for this show. Joining in on the fun are guitarist Dan Faehnle of Pink Martini and Diana Krall fame and singer Jonathan Elliott of the Columbus band, The Floorwalkers. Tickets are $27-$15 and include Zoo admission. Call (614) 724-3485 or call the Jazz Arts Group about table reservations at (614) 294-5200.

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Salsamante Dance Academy, who will offer a demonstration and group lesson at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. (If he can teach The Beat to salsa, he can teach you.) Admission is free. Visit www.FestivalLatino.net.

3 Tommy & the High Pilots evoke the spirit of the history of American rock n’roll songwriting, drawing inspiration from any number of that canon’s royalty — Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley, Jackson Browne, Buddy Holly, Lindsey Buckingham, all lend a flavor to the young SoCal quartet’s musical recipe of alternately rollicking and melancholy rock n’ roll. Tommy and The High Pilots,with openers Stamps and Heypenny, will play The Basement Sunday,Aug. 14. Tickets are $7/$9. Call 1-800-7453000.

Festival Latino, now in its 16th year, returns to the downtown Columbus riverfront Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-14. The Beat is, of course, most concerned with the music,which is going to be fun. Headliners include 24 Horas (Saturday) and Tito Rojas with the Sammy DeLeon Orchestra (Sunday). A host of local and regional acts rounds out the bill. Originally, the band’s name Art, food and culture — plenty of 4 was Alice Cooper, but eventudance — are also featured. Special attention should be paid to “Salsa ally, the puppet master of ’70s metal King of Ohio”Carlos Rubio and his theater of the macabre took the name for himself. In an interview with The Beat some years back, the middle-aged rocker was fully at ease referring to Alice Cooper as a separate entity from himself, a caricature both 24 Horas

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Capital City Fire Fest, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5100 Upper Metro Place. Free. Top fire, EMS and police model builders and collectors will be on site. Demonstrations, antique and modern fire apparatus will be on display. Call Joe O’Brien at (614) 561-9530 or email kitbash.fire@gmail.com.

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Widow/Widower Gathering, 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Chelsea at First Community Village, 1814 Riverside Drive. Free lunch and tours of the facility. Advance registration required by Monday, Aug. 22. Call 457-7876, ext. 422. 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. Call Aaron Weiss at (614) 4884717 or email ColumbusNW-Dublin@cmn-usa.org. Hilliard Kiwanis, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Brown Township Hall, 2491 Walker Road. Guests welcome. Visit hilliardkiwanis.com. Hilliard Sertoma, noon Wednesdays at the Four Seasons Columbus, 4643 Trueman Blvd. Call Karl Hayes at (614) 876-1221. Morning Business Network Exchange, 8-9 a.m. the second Friday of the month at Chick-fil-a of the Market at Hilliard, 1988 Hilliard Rome Road. Open to all current Hilliard Chamber of Commerce members. Call Libby Gierach at (614) 876-7666 or email info@ hilliardchamber.org. Mommies and Munchkins, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. A faithbased fitness walking class of caregivers and children who walk more than a mile at each meeting. Visit www. mommiesandmuchkins. net. Call Summer Sisney at (812) 499-7469.

fully embodied and fully transparent. Cooper still brings it heavy, and has a brand-new, not-yet-released album due out Sept. 13 —Welcome 2 My Nightmar e — to pro ve it. He will play Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Wednesday, Aug. 17. Tickets are $27/$30. Call 1-800-745-3000. BONUS: More than 300 young singers will participate in the 17th annual Harmony Camp sponsored by the Singing Buckeyes Barbershop Chorus Aug. 10-13. The camp culminates with a public performance by the men’s and w omen’s choruses from among the attendees, both separate and combined,as well as by the host Singing Buckeyes. Other performers include Columbus Sweet Adelines Chorus, 2008 international champion quartet OC Times, 2010 Sweet Adelines international champion quartet Maxx Factor and a special appearance by the reigning international collegiate quartet champion Prestige, a group formed while its members were student singers attending the camp and continues now at Bowling Green State University. Tickets for the concert are $25/$20. Call (614) 459-0400. And read more about this story on The Beat page at www . ThisWeekNews.com.

The vanguard ensemble, credited with pi- proach. So there was this push for different oneering the jazz-fusion movement of the kind of musicians to make different kinds of 1970s — along with groups like Mahavish- music. nu Orchestra and Weather Report — had last “Radio played everything, and I was toplayed together in 1983,and that was a one- tally into it. I was listening to Stravinsky, off show after having been “disbanded” since Miles Davis, James Brown, The Beatles, Led 1977, until a couple years ago. Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane … “People had been asking for 25 years” We knew we could make something really about a reunion, drummer Lenny White told unique.” The Beat. “I think that’s impetus enough to White said the group members are writget something done.” ing new music for the band but RTF IV hasIn 2008, RTF’s “classic” lineup of n’t collaborated or rehearsed anything yet founder/keyboardist Chick Corea, bassist due to its touring schedule. He said the years Stanley Clarke, White (White first played have seen each member of RTF take on a vawith RTF in 1973, replacing Steve Gadd) riety of projects — “creative people find a and guitarist Al DiMeola toured the U.S., way to be creative,” he said — but that makmarking the beginning of a new chapter in ing music is different when you’re in a standtheir collaborative career. ing ensemble. “We had had discussions about it,” White “When you know who is in the band,you said, “but it wasn’t until seven or eight years kind of write music to feature those individago, when Chick and I were playing the same uals, to give those individuals something that jazz festival, that we really sat down and de- they can bring their own special thing to, cided to reach out and try and get it togeth- their own personality, and that’s what makes er.” a band personality,” he explained. The current incarnation, dubbed Return to It’s definitely time. Forever IV (essentially the fourth iteration of the band), features White, Corea and Clarke, For more from The Beat’s interview with along with guitarist Frank Gamble and vio- Return to Forever drummer Lenny White, linist Jean-Luc Ponty. read the BeatBlo g at www .ThisWeek“People who are our older fans are bring- News.com/blogs. ing their kids to the shows, and the y’ve never heard anything like us,” White said. RTF w as treading new territory in the ’70s as well, and the time was right then, too. “At the time, there were revolutions everywhere,” White e xplained. “Chick’s main focus was to find music that could communicate to a larger audience in Return to Forever IV new ways. “I had done Bitches Return to Forever IV, with special guests Zappa Pla ys Zappa, Brew with Miles Davis will play Lifestyle Communities P avilion Tuesday, Aug. 16. (in 1970), and Chick Tickets are $35. Call 1-800-745-3000. played on that, too.

Police reports drug abuse and possession of dr ug paraphernalia; and a 15-year-old July 16 girl was ar rested for dr ug abuse. • Life Community Church, 4400 • A boy’s bicycle valued at $125 Cemeter y Road, reported graffiti was stolen on L yman Drive. damage. • A 30-year-old man w as cited • A 16-year-old boy was cited at for assured clear distance followHilliard Rome Road and Main Street ing a three-car accident on Ha yden for speeding . Run Road. One injur y was repor t• A 22-year-old man w as cited ed. at Fishinger and T rueman boulevards for failing to obe y traffic conJuly 18 trol devices. • At 2:20 a.m. on Leap Road, a • An 18-year-old man was cited 51-year-old man w as ar rested for on Lyman Drive for duty to yield disorderly conduct intoxication. Durfrom a drive and excessive noise ing the arrest, he was also charged and smoke from a muffler. with obstr ucting official business. • A 33-year-old man w as cited Marijuana was found on him and at Cemeter y Road and the I-270 he was charged with dr ug abuse. overpass for not using tur n signals • Someone entered a Ha yden before changing cour se and unli- Run Road address and stole censed operation. $5,000 in U.S. cur rency. • A 25-year-old woman was cited • Someone stole a Car rier air on Alton Darb y Road for not ha v- conditioning unit valued at $2,000 ing auto insurance. belonging to Rockford Homes at • A 51-year-old man w as cited Stone Bridge Green. The unit lines at Constitution Boule vard and Main and electrical lines w ere also damStreets for driving under suspen- aged. sion/restriction. • A bo y’s cell phone valued at

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July 17 • The remnants of three chemical pressure de vices w ere found at two locations (Hampton Cor ners and Stouenburgh Drive) in possible arsons. • Two men, ages 33 and 29, were ar rested for theft after removing alcohol from the Kroger store on Cemeter y Road without paying. • A 29-year-old woman w as arrested at the Cemeter y Road and I-270 overpass for operating a vehicle while intoxicated following a traffic stop. • A 55-year-old man w as cited on Cemeter y Road at the I-270 overpass for ha ving an expired/unlawful license plate; improper display of license plates; and unlicensed operation. • A 32-year-old man w as cited at Luther Lane and Main Street for not having auto insurance. • A 32-year-old woman was cited on Dublin and F ishinger roads for speeding in a speed-reduced zone. • A 38-year-old woman was cited on I-270 South for ha ving fictitious/illegal plates and unlicensed operation. • Two men were cited on Alton Darby and Rober ts roads for driving on closed streets. • A 29-year-old woman was cited at Davidson Road and Heather Ridge Drive for speeding . • A 34-year-old woman was cited on Trueman Boule vard for speeding. • A 27-year-old woman was cited at the Norwich T ownship line and Trabue Road for failure to file registration. • At 10:30 p.m. at F razell Road, a 16-year-old girl was arrested for

$200 was stolen from Municipal Park. • A 22-year-old woman was cited for failure to control following an injury accident on Cemeter y Road. • A 26-year-old woman was cited at Brown Park Drive and Cemeter y Road for littering from a vehicle. • A 21-year-old woman was cited at Cemeter y and Dublin roads for not obeying traffic control signs following a non-injur y accident. • A 26-year-old man w as cited at Cemeter y and Leap roads for improper display of license plates. • Someone stole razor s and two movie players valued at $199.85 from CVS, 4610 Cemeter y Road. The razors were later reco vered. July 19 • Someone damaged the aluminum paneling belonging to to a business on Main Street, causing $400 in damage. • A 48-year-old man w as arrested on Leap Cour t for an outstanding w arrant through Columbus Police Depar tment. • Someone stole a garbage can valued at $100 belonging to a woman on Darb y Glen Boule vard. • Someone stole a pool bag and contents from Municipal P ark. The bag and some proper ty were later recovered. • A 21-year-old woman was cited for assured clear distance and not wearing a seat belt following an injury accident at Bohlen Drive and Frazell Road. • A 23-year-old woman was cited at Luther Lane and Main Street for speeding . • A 17-year-old girl was cited at Davidson Road and Stonehill Street for speeding . • A 24-year-old man w as cited

at Hoffman Farms and Schoolw ay drives for improper displa y of license plates and driving under suspension/restriction. • A 25-year-old man w as cited at Scioto Darb y and Walcutt roads for driving under suspension/restriction. • A 25-year-old woman was cited at Cosgray and Scioto Darb y roads for disobe ying traffic control devices and unlicensed operation. • A 28-year-old man w as cited on I-270 Nor th for improper display of license plates; unlicensed operation; and driving under suspension/restriction. • An 18-year-old man was cited on Cemeter y and Lacon roads for having an expired/unla wful license plate. July 20 • At 12:51 a.m., a 22-year-old woman w as ar rested on I-270 South for falsification and obstructing official business after making false statements and providing a written statement containing false infor mation. The woman had lost control of her vehicle and str uck a fence, then a ditch. Two injuries w ere repor ted. She w as also cited for failure to control and not having a driver’s license. • Someone accessed a woman’s credit card number s and used them to mak e unauthorized purchases. • A 15-year-old boy was arrested for theft at the Hilliard F amily Aquatic Center. • A 49-year-old man w as cited for assured clear distance following a non-injury accident at Cemetery Road and P arkway Lane. • A 34-year-old man w as cited at Cemeter y and Leap roads for driving under suspension/restriction. • A 29-year-old man w as cited at Mill Meadow and Mill Run drives for having an expired/unla wful license plate and driving under suspension/restriction. • A 43-year-old man w as cited at Hilliard Rome Road and Hyde Park Drive for speeding and ha ving an expired/unla wful license plate. • A 23-year-old man w as cited at Scioto Darb y and Walcutt roads for having an expired operator’s license and driving without reinstatement. • A 30-year-old man w as cited on I-270 Nor th for ha ving an expired/unlawful license plate. • A 53-year-old man w as cited at Cemeter y and Lacon roads for not wearing a seat belt. • A 63-year-old woman was cited at Davidson and Drayton roads for speeding . • A 16-year-old girl was cited on Cemeter y Road for improper dis-

play of a valid license plate. • Two men w ere cited at Alton Darby and Rober ts roads for driving on closed streets. • A woman’s vehicle str uck a building and a tree at 5800 Scioto Darby Road. She w as transpor ted to the hospital. No citation w as issued. • A vehicle str uck the rear of a male’s vehicle, and then left the scene at 3700 Main St. No injuries were repor ted. • A 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged with three counts of theft at the Hilliard F amily Aquatic Center. July 21 • At 12:10 a.m., a 43-year-old man was cited for disobe ying a traffic control de vice following a noninjury accident at Cemeter y Road and Lyman Drive. • A woman reported that someone she knows has assaulted her on se veral occasions and damaged two cell phones and an iP od. • A boys’ bicycle w as found on Park Side Cour t. • Two vehicles were broken into at Park Mill Run Drive. A laptop computer valued at $1,500 w as taken and damage to vehicle windows was put at $300. • A 33-year-old man w as cited for assured clear distance following a non-injur y accident at 4600 Avery Road. • A driver was cited for assured clear distance following a non-injury accident at A very Road and Northwest Parkway. • A 38-year-old man w as cited at Bradford Drive and Scioto Darb y Road for speeding and unlicensed operation. • Two men were cited at Cemetery Road for driving under suspension/restriction. • A 23-year-old woman was cited at Jeannette and Leap roads for driving under suspension/restriction. • A 56-year-old man w as cited at Dublin and F ishinger roads for a seat belt violation. • A 21-year-old man w as cited at Brown Park Drive and Cemeter y Road for not ha ving vehicle brak e lights and driving under suspension/restriction. • A 73-year-old man w as cited on Trueman Boule vard for speeding. • A 25-year-old woman was cited on I-270 Nor th for speeding .

of drug paraphernalia. He w as released on a cour t summons. • A 14-year-old bo y w as assaulted on Jeannette Road and his iPod, headphones and knife w ere stolen. A 15-year-old bo y was arrested for robber y; a 14-year-old boy was arrested for assault; and a 19-year-old man was arrested for receiving stolen proper ty. • An 18-year-old man w as arrested on A very Road for possession of marijuana and dr ug paraphernalia. He w as released on a court summons. • Someone stole tools valued at $926 belonging to Mastroianni Home Solutions on Grandon Drive. • Someone fraudulently removed money from an organization's account. • A 21-year-old man w as cited for assured clear distance and ha ving an expired operator's license following an injur y accident at Cemeter y Road and Parkway Lane. • A 16-year-old girl was cited for assured clear distance following a non-injury accident at Dublin and Fishinger roads. • A 24-year-old man w as cited at Alton Darb y and Rober ts roads for driving on closed streets and unlicensed operation. • A 31-year-old woman was cited at Hoffman Farms Drive and Scioto Darby Road for ha ving an expired/unlawful license plate. • A 51-year-old man w as cited at Cemeter y Road and Lyman Drive for unlicensed operation. • A 39-year-old woman was cited at Trueman Boule vard for speeding. • A 50-year-old man w as cited at Hilliard Rome Road and Richlanne Drive for speeding .

July 23 • Narcotics contraband w as found in a vehicle at Drivemere Road and P atty Lane. The items were impounded. • A 26-year-old man w as arrested on Cemeter y Road and the I-270 overpass on an outstanding warrant through W orthington P olice Depar tment. • A 22-year-old woman w as arrested on L yman Drive on an outstanding warrant through the Whitehall Police Depar tment. • A 32-year-old man w as cited on Cemeter y and Lacon roads for having an expired/unla wful license plate and driving under suspension/restriction. • A 25-year-old man w as cited July 22 at Cemeter y Road and P arkway • At 2:58 a.m., an 18-year-old Lane for speeding . man was arrested on Hilliard Rome • Midwest Gutter Supply Inc., Road and Red Wynne Lane in 4964 Scioto Darb y Road, was cited Columbus for operating a vehicle for no alar m permit. while intoxicated. • A 24-year-old man w as cited • At 5:22 a.m., an 18-year-old at Drivemere Road and Luxair Drive man was ar rested at A very Road for speeding and driving under susand Dexter Avenue for possession pension/restriction.


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Home sales 5526 Bridle Way, 43026, Hilliard 4394 Shire Creek Ct, 43026, Jonathan B. and Ashley Hancock, Heather A.Yarbrough-Carrier and $167,000. 4560 Kriggsby Blvd, 43026, Frank L. Carrier, Jr., $372,500. 6153 Jef frelyn Dr , 43026, David R. Caudill and Jo y R. Caudill, $275,000. 6142 Acacia Dr, 43026, Kyle A. Barlow and Shanna N. Barlow, $260,000. 4931 Vicksburg Ct, 43026, James A. Barnes, $257,000. 4674 Coolbrook Dr, 43026, Lawrence R. Kathman and Katie Sprawling Ranch A. Kathman, $239,000. Bonus Room off Garage 2861 Honeysuckle Ln, 43026, 3 BR, 2 BA Jacquelyn and Jason Shultz, Free Recorded Info 24-Hours $234,500. 1-800-201-4308 ID #3227 8376 Roberts Rd, 43026, JenMarty Anders nifer L. Nott and David A. Nott, Jr., $205,000. 614-527-0811 3275 Darby Glen Ct, 43026, Search for all homes, David C. Grate, Jr. and Bethany condos & land for sale at www.allcolumbushomes.com L. Grate, $199,000. info@andersteam.com 4561 Huckleberry Ct, 43026, Beth M. Spurling and Steven L. Spurling, $195,000. 4605 Prestige Ln, 43026, Stephanie Friel, $189,752. 3399 Braidwood Dr, 43026, Each Office Indepentently Lori B. Gregg, $180,000.

Phillip M. Dove and Amber O. Dove, $155,000. 2276 Glencroft Dr, 43026, Jaclyn R. Ulm, $142,000. 5762 Brook Hollow Dr, 43026, Fannie Mae, $130,000. 3737 Millstream Dr, 43026, Carol L. Anderson, $120,500. 5565 Village Crossing, 43026, Kishwar Na ved Hashmi, $115,000. 1802 Ridgebury Dr, 43026, Nancy L. Carman; Condo, $91,800.

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2-Fam. Gar. Sale 5724 Autumn Hill Ct.43235. Aug. 12 & 13, 9a-3p. K-BR set, tv’s, sewing mach., linens, elec., clothes; W-sm; men XXL. Sinks and toys. Annual Garage Sale August 13th, 8am-2pm 3600 Leap Rd., Hilliard School supplies, HH items, clothing, food/baked items Table rental $15. Call Jenny Wholf 614-876-4270 Community Yard Sale Sat 8/13 Only 8am-3pm Duffy Rd, Irish Hills. Near Dublin Rd & Home Rd Look for signs Dublin Treasure Sale! Aug 12-13, 7a-1p 5816 Ballymead Blvd. Bradington Young Leather Recliner, Swivel Rocker Chrs, Bar Stools, Bistro Chrs, Floor Lamp, Freezer, Hummer H2 12v car, TOYS, Step2, Bike, Clothes, DVDs, Bks, HH Items, MORE! Grove City Garage Sale on Aug 12-13; 8 to 5. 1649 Osage Court; folow signe off of Hawthorne Pkwy and Apache in Old Indian Trails. Furniture; household items; many collectables and vintage items, such as antique lamps and kitchen utensels; computer games; dulcimer; Vera Bradley, and more. Grove City Yard Sale 3900 Mayfair Dr. (off Haughn Rd.) August 12-13, 9a - 4p HH items, collectibles, and more EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!! Hilliard 3-Family Garage Sale - Sat., August 13, 7a3p. 3750 Ridgewood Drive. Tons of Household goods, DVD’s, baby access., kids clothing, toys, lugg. All items like new.

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Housekeeping PART-TIME WEEKENDS Seeking PT Housekeeper to work Sat & Sun - 6-8 hrs each day in a busy vet hospital in Worthington. Duties incl. cleaning restrooms, emptying trash, dusting, mopping & special projects. Must have 2-5 ys experience, solid references and work history & the ability to work well independently w/little supervision. Flexibility to cover wkday day shifts a PLUS. Email resume to employment@ medvetohio.com or Fax: 614-431-6148. You may also apply in person or mail to: 300 E. Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington. 43085

10-FAMILY YARD SALE 2221 Donnie Ct., Grove City 43123. Saturday only August 13 from 9am-4pm. off Demorest Rd. H/H items, antiques, kids/adults clothes, sporting equip., furniture, garden tools, bikes, movies, DVD’s, and much miscellaneous items.

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HILLIARD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BUSINESS MONTHLY

Issue 15

August 2011

Thank you Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo sponsors

Business After Hours at the county fair

The Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo would not happen without the support of our sponsors. The event took place Wednesday, Aug. 10, and it was even better than last year. Pictures and a story about the event will be featured in next month’s issue of the Hilliard Business Monthly. We would like to recognize our sponsors: PRESENTING SPONSOR Franklin County Engineer Dean Ringle and new Chamber member Mike Moore of TrueMT mingle at the After Hours, as FASTSIGN employees sign in to the event.

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SILVER SPONSORS: Active Travel; Altercare of Hilliard Post-Acute Center, Inc.; CME Federal Credit Union; IndianaWesleyan University – Columbus; Jacadis; Nathan D. Painter, LLC; Sam’s Club; Susan E. Thomas CPA, Ltd.

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Employees of FASTSIGNS pose with Franklin County Engineer Dean Ringle at the After Hours event.

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The intense July temperatures could not stop area business employees from enjoying the sights and smells of the Business After Hours at the Franklin County Fair. The event, hosted by the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County Fair, provided a sunsoaked but relaxing atmosphere for central Ohio chamber members to connect with one another and their families. Fair food was aplenty, and the hospitality tent provided a great getaway for those braving the midway during the height of the heat. Unlik e many other Business After Hours events held during the year, the fair gathering was family-friendly and promoted not only business relationships, but personal relationships as well. Following the After Hours, members set out on foot, armed with strollers and sunscreen, to enjoy dressed-up horse riders and the annual “Bulls and Barrels” competition at the fairground grandstands. For more information on how to participate in future Business After Hours events, contact the Chamber at (614) 876-7666, or via email at info@hilliardchamber.org

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School starts on Sept. Chamber luncheon to feature hiring specialist 17 for Hilliard leaders The monthly Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon after a brief summer hiatus returns on Friday, Aug. 26. The luncheon, which will be held at Jed’s Fireballs and Brew in Mill Run, will feature guest speaker Bryan Driscoll of Driscoll Learning. Driscoll’s speech will focus on the benefits of hiring the right person for the right job, regardless of experience or bias. “In today’s market and with the economic challenges many companies have faced these last two years it has never been more important to hire right the f irst time. Even selecting and promoting talent from within your organization has changed. Just because someone has been there longer than someone else doesn’ t guarantee they have the right talent for the job,” said Driscoll. “If you believe that the business climate is getting better and that a growth spurt could be just around the corner, then it might require hiring or replacing talent for the job. During this

recruiting or selection period many companies unskilled in interviewing make costly mistak es,” Driscoll continued. The public is invited to enjoy this memorable experience that will help you hire new talent more successfully Bryan Driscoll and prepare your business for successful growth in the future. You may make your reservation by contacting the Chamber office by phone at (614) 8767666, or email at info@hilliardchamber.org. Reservations are $18 for Chamber members, and $21 for guests. The deadline to make a reservation is Aug. 23.

CompManagement offers new way to save money Now is the time to sign up and save money on your workers’ compensation. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to learn more about this, you’re missing out on saving valuable resource dollars! Through our partnership with CompManagement, members have an opportunity to participate in a variety of programs to assist in lowering workers’ compensation premiums. Farm Bureau members may participate in any of the services offered below.

GROUP RATING PROGRAM Group Rating enables small employers with better-than-average claim histories to join together for the purpose of being rated as a larger group. By participating in group rating,employers enjoy a much lower premium than could be attained on their own. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS If you are not currently eligi-

ble for group rating, new BWC alternative rating programs are now available through the Chamber and CompManagement for Group Retrospective Rating and Deductible programs that may assist you in reducing your workers’compensation premium. Call CompManagement at (800) 8256755 to find out more information about these programs.

Chamber members’ anniversaries 16 years The Chamber would like to recognize our members who have continually supported the Hilliard Education Association – Rick Strater purpose of the chamber and its activities. 12 years The following members have invested in the Guardian Finance Company – Julie Feaver chamber for ten or more years as ofAugust 2011: 19 years 11 years Play It Again Sports – Dave Tanner Pickups Plus Cars – Larry McCoy

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Leadership Hilliard had its open house on Tuesday night, where prospective students of the program interacted and learned more about the curriculum of the program. This year, numerous guest speakers will highlight the yearlong leadership program. Bryan Driscoll of Driscoll Learning will return to teach Leadership students how to be effective leaders on Monday, Oct. 17. Business leaders in the Hilliard area will also be a part of the mentoring process. Other class topics include a history of Hilliard, creating and pitching a project proposal, working with the Hilliard school board, as well as working with the city government. The goal of Leadership Hilliard is to create a class of outstanding leaders from within the Hilliard community in order to preserve the city and guide it into the future. Classes for the 201112 year begin on Saturday, Sept. 17. If you are interested in participating but missed the open house, you can still sign up to be a part of the 2011-12 class. Registration will remain open until Friday, Sept. 9. Please call the Chamber office at (614) 876-7666 for any questions concerning the Leadership Hilliard program, or if you wish to be a part of this years’ class of leaders.

Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce 4081 Main Street, Hilliard, OH 43206-1435 Phone: 614-876-7666, Fax: 614-876-3113 E-mail: info@hilliardchamber .org www.hilliardchamber.org Officers Heather Keck of Bowen & Keck Attor neys at La w Jeremy Felix of PNC Bank Rich Capuano of Credit Union of Ohio Carrie Stanle y-Davis, Nationwide Insurance

Chair Vice Chair Treasurer Past chair

Board of Directors Tom Baker of Bak er & Associates Insurance Agency Steve Bunyard of OhioHealth Dennis Gongw er of ProForma Graphic Impressions 2 Shawn McCabe of McCabe PrintW orks Bonnie Nyikes of Pr udential Calhoon Company Realtor s Cindy Seitz of Rosati Windows Jean Sickles of Premier Chiropractic Center of Mill Run Brian Wilson of Hilliard City Schools Staff Libby Gierach President/CEO Jessica W oolley Administrative Assistant Tyler Char les Intern

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ThisWeek Community Ne wspapers. Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly is not responsible for opinions and vie ws expressed in the paid adver tisement in the business profiles. All real estate adver tising herein is subject to the federal F air Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “an y preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status, or national origin, or intention to mak e any such preference, limitation or discrimination. ” We will not knowingly accept an y advertising for real estate which is in violation of the la w. All per sons are hereby informed that all d wellings adver tised are a vailable on an equal oppor tunity basis.

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Chair’s perspective

Critical thinking key to solving everyday problems August. There’s not a lot that I think of when I think of August other than, these last few years, that I can’t wait until school starts back for the kids. Maybe you, like me, always wondered why the 8th month of the year isn’t October, but August. Oct means 8. An octopus has 8 legs. October is ripe to be the name of the 8th month of the year. Well, wonder no longer. I love learning new things — or remembering things I’ve forgotten, as I may have very well learned this in kindergarten. The Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008, tells us that August was originally named Sextilus, as it was the 6th month of the

early Roman calendar. Prior to 700 BC, there was no January or February. March was the first month of the year, making Sextilus the 6th and October the 8th HEATHER month. In 8 BC, it was of ficially reKECK named August, after Caesar Augustus, who considered this month a time of many of his great triumphs. Have you ever considered how the names of your months were shaped

thousands of years ago? Me either – at least, I hadn’t gotten around to it until today. But this small exercise is a regular ritual of mine, based on something I was told in kindergarten and have always remembered: Question everything. I feel blessed to ha ve been encouraged, from a young age, to ask questions and determine the truth of what I’m being told or taught for myself. I believe those early encouragements have served me well in my chosen career but I also believe that it’s a concept that serves us all well: ask questions, never stop learning, know for

yourself. Specifically in your business or job, critical thinking can help you solve big problems. The basic steps to critical thinking are to: 1) Define the problem — this includes identifying and clarifying it. You may need to question even some of your own basic beliefs to really get to the important aspects of the problem. 2) Gather information — this means asking more questions based on the answers you receive and having enough information to make an informed decision, not just enough information to lead you to your own desired outcome.

3) Evaluate the information – ensure that you have pros and cons and that you feel your information is complete 4) Choose the best alternatives 5) Implement the solution – which is usually the hard part. However, taking steps to evaluate your business (and life) decisions with a consistent process will get easier and will help you embrace your decisions as logical and not emotional. I’ll be sending my analysis to Congress and I will let you know if we’ll be renaming August anytime soon. Heather Keck is the chair of Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce.

Volunteer Energy offers relief to summer’s scorching electric bills The recent heat wave through the Midwest not only caused unusually high temperatures, but skyrocketing electricity bills. If summer electricity bills have you fuming, the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Energy have the perfect plan for you.

Volunteer Energy has teamed up with the chamber to provide AEP Columbus Southern customers with a fixed, low rate on its chamber members’ electricity bill. If you switch to this ne w rate now, you will save up to 30% on your electricity bill for the duration of the three-year program.

The new rate is possible thanks to the recent energy deregulation, and will only be available for a short period of time. Once you switch over to the new rate, it will never change until the end of the program.There See VOLUNTEER, page 4

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GrowNOW from the State Use your OfficeMax Chamber member discount of Ohio treasurer’s office A new program from the State of Ohio treasurer’s office will reward small businesses for creating new jobs in Ohio. GrowNOW will enable small business owners to receive a 3% interest rate reduction on new or existing small business loans for two years with the opportunity for renewal. In order to qualify for this,business owners must commit to the creation or retention of at least one full-time job or two part-time jobs in the state of Ohio for every $50,000 borrowed, up to $400,000. Small businesses must be headquartered in Ohio, have less than 150 employees, organized

for profit, and maintain offices and operating facilities in Ohio. This is a great opportunity for our Chamber businesses who are looking to take out a loan at this time, or who are looking to e xpand in the near future. Creating new jobs will only strengthen our community. If you already have an outstanding loan, you may also apply this program, as long as you meet all of the requirements. For more information on this new program, visit www.grownow.ohio.gov, or call 1-800228-1102, option #3.

Calendar of events FRIDAY, AUG. 12 Morning Business Network Exchange Chick-fil-A 1988 Hilliard Rome Road 8 – 9 a.m.

1988 Hilliard Rome Road 8 - 9 a.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 Chamber Luncheon Heritage Golf Club 3525 Heritage Club Drive 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUG. 26 Chamber Luncheon Jed’s Fireballs & Brew 3799 Park Mill Run Drive 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20 Hilliard Women in Business Luncheon Speaker: Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst The Four Seasons Columbus 4643 Trueman Boulevard 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 Morning Business Network Exchange Chick-Fil-A

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for school supplies With the be ginning of the school year just around the corner, school supplies will be at the top of your shopping list. There’s no reason to pay full price, when you can join the Chamber’s OfficeMax Discount Program and save up to 80% office supplies! Chamber members receive discounts up to 80% off the manufacturer’s list price of over 250 of the most frequently ordered items. If you ha ve a fe w kids and spend more than $50, you’re eligible for free shipping,so there’s no need to go to the store and fight for the best supplies at their full prices! This membership isn’t just limited to school supplies. You can purchase thousands of products from OfficeMax at the highly discounted prices at any time using the OfficeMax Retail Connect Discount Card that you will receive when you sign up for the

program. To sign up for this program, visit the Chamber website at www.hilliardchamber.org, and scroll down to the bottom right

VOLUNTEER ENERGY Continued from page 3 are no extra montly payments or changes in service. There is also no minimum usage required to switch o ver to this program. The excessive heat will no longer negatively impact electricity bills. Billing and customer service will remain the same,so there is no hassle in switching over. To sign up for these great costsaving programs, visit www.hilliardchamber.org and fill out the necessary forms.

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New Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce members Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern Dublin Bill Everett 6726 Perimeter Loop Drive Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 889-2594 www.myrustybucket.com Where the neighborhood eats, drinks, and laughs. Featuring American tavern comfort food at its best with a heap of kid/family friendliness and just a splash of sports bar. Try our deep fried Pickles, fish & chips to Chicken Wings, Burgers, Meatloaf & Mac ’n cheese. Our NEW Dublin location also features Artisan Pizza, 24 beers on tap, TVs at every view and garage doors that open for an outdoor dining experience. Six Columbus locations!

nonprofit organization based in Franklin, Ohio. Christian Credit Outreach provide confidential financial counseling over the telephone, or one-on-one if you are located near our office. To date, we have assisted more than 500,000 consumers by providing debt management plans, financial education and consumer assistance. Christian Credit Outreach offers One Payment Debt Consolidation, Debt Management Plans, Budgeting Advice, Credit Report Analysis & Educational Seminars.

TrueMT Mike Moore 3925 Berry Leaf Lane Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 300-0868 Christian Credit Outreach, Inc. www.truemt.com Lori Agnew TrueMT is a local, independent center for 6730 Roosevelt Blvd, Suite 401 massage therapy. We are focused on creFranklin, OH 45005 ating more easy days for sufferers of head (513) 424-4716 and neck pain. We work in partnership with www.yourmoneylounge.com you, your other caregivers, and with the latChristian Credit Outreach is a nationwide est information in order to create thorough

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ImmediaDent Shannon Beshara 5261 Nike Station Way Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 771-0066 www.immediadent.com ImmediaDent is a full-service dental provider offering emergency dental care and Welcomemat Services general dentistry services seven days a Phil Knochel week. We’re open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 1624 Demaret Lane p.m. No appointment is necessary, and paColumbus, OH 43228 tients can simply walk in to see our den(614) 754-8005 tists. We accept most dental insurance and www.welcomematservices.com payment plans are available. Visit www.imWelcomemat Services is the only loyalty mediadent.com for more information. marketing platform designed for local businesses that employs patented technology Apollo Pro Cleaning to enable new mover information to be barNicole Mougianis coded into every invitation. The barcode in4706 Trabue Road formation not only allows small businessColumbus, OH 43228 es the ability to track response of their (614) 465-2376 marketing dollars, but also gives them www.apolloprocleaning.com insight into the moving population in their From floor to ceiling, wall to wall, we clean area.

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Member bits • Credit Union of Ohio received another 5-Star rating by Bauer Financial, an independent ratings firm for banks and credit unions. Credit Union of Ohio has received a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial every quarter since they began rating them in 2009. • ARC Industries and Destination Hilliard were both named as semifinalists in marketing from GroundWork group at a Thursday, June 30, awards ceremony that recognized area non-

profits. Destination Hilliard w as named as semifinalist in the communication category as well. • Chris Ahlum, vice president of Ahlum & Arbor T ree Preservation, has earned the Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) creChris Ahlum dential through the International Society of Ar-

boriculture (ISA). The BCMA credential is the highest level of certification offered by ISA and fewer than two percent of all ISA Certified Arborist have earned the BCMA designation. • Premier Chiropractic Center of Mill Runlocated at 3578 Fishinger Blvd., Suite B in Hilliard is having Kid’s Day from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. Free spinal e xams, games, food and fun for the entire family.

It’s never too late to become a Chamber member With a vast number of opportunities to become immediately involved with the business community, now is the time to think about joining the Chamber. With regular luncheons featuring guest speakers, business exchanges, and Business After Hours events, there is never a shortage of chances to improve your business. If you are a member and it’ s almost time to renew, there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Chamber. There are endless opportunities for growth and networking, and a wealth of information is always one click or phone call away. Thank you to the following member who has re-invested as of press time: Party Planners Plus.

Seven reasons every business and nonprofit organization should be a member of their local Chamber of Commerce in a challenging economy In a world loaded with marketing options and information overload I’m often asked by new and existing business owners for a simple,inexpensive way to increase their local visibility and marketing efforts to produce more opportunities and sales. Without a doubt, I always ask a stunningly simple question, Are you a member of your local chamber of commerce? I get one of three answers: 1. Yes 2. No, but tell me more 3. We used to be a member Now I know every person has opinions but I’d like you to take a moment to read this brief article to discover seven reasons why I strongly feel that e very business and nonprofit organization should be a member of their local chamber regardless of the size of their organization, marketing budget, years in business, or even if they’ve heard or possibly had a negative chamber experience in the past. In light of the current challenges in the economy, this article is even more relevant than when I first wrote it two years ago. 1. Visibility. Yes, you’ve heard it said time and time again, that out of sight means out of mind. This is not a smart strategy for any business, especially when times are good. A market can change quickly. As Jim Collins says, good is the enemy of great. This is a great statement, but I’d like to add to it as it relates to marketing. While good is the enemy of great,complacency and short term thinking is the enemy of sustained marketing breakthroughs. Let’s look at a real world example of chamber complacency in action. Hav-

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TONY RUBLESKI ing worked with hundreds of chambers throughout North America, I’m simply baffled that within many communities how few real estate agents and automotive sales reps are either non-e xistent or barely active within their local chamber. In these two highly competitive and crowded markets you’d think these folks would do anything to stand out from the competition and fully leverage the chamber to get an edge. Nope. It’s as if they have no idea the local chamber exists and how it can benefit their business. 2. Access. Unless you’re crazy or like consistent rejection, no one enjoys making cold calls all day long. It’s a painful, tedious process that often wastes far too much time and mentally drains even the most upbeat and friendly person after a while. When you join a chamber and actively get involved you’ll discover that meeting prospects who may have an interest or who can refer you to key contacts you’re trying to reach, is a huge benefit of membership. From being on committees, serving as an ambassador, or attending specif ic e vents where prospects are likely to be, you’ll find yourself in situations where you can identify and meet decision makers faceto-face versus making cold calls. 3. Ongoing training and education. Unless you have the luxury of a training budget or can afford to bring in local, regional or nationally known experts on different topics, I firmly believe that there’s no other organization in Amer-

ica that delivers timely programs at such an affordable price as the local or regional chamber of commerce. By spreading costs among fellow members through registration fees and sponsorships, members can stay updated,informed and educated at a bargain price. 4. Networking. From seminars, leads groups, luncheons to business expos and various business and community committees, there’s absolutely no excuse for not being able to meet new contacts, referrals and people who can help you with ideas and additional ways to grow your business. The old adage, out of sight, out of mind, is so true when it relates to networking. The chamber gives your several different venues to meet new people. My entire career I’ve utilized the power of networking in my home chamber’s ranging from serving as co-chair of the ambassador league to sponsoring and speaking at different events. The positive outcomes on the bottom line and great people I’ve met have been great. In addition, doing business with fellow member who offer wonderful products, services, and ideas has also been a big plus. 5. Low cost advertising opportunities. As far as visibility at the local level, a chamber offers a wide range of affordable advertising options and sponsorship packages for just about every business or nonprofit, regardless of how big or small their budget may be. I’ve bought and sold traditional media and I can tell you it’s not cheap. For the price of a few ads within a major media outlet, you can often sponsor an entire pro-

gram with the chamber, give a short commercial about your company, meet new prospects and follow up with the list of attendees who may have a need for your offering. This is a wonderful way to hold your marketing dollars accountable and see them working hard right before your eyes. A common area to get low cost or free advertising is submitting updates or news briefs for possible inclusion within the chamber “Member News’ section of the newsletter or eletter. Amazingly, a lot of members do not take advantage of this wonderful free marketing opportunity provided with their membership. The chamber is always on the lookout for member related news. I make it a goal to get over a small news update or announcement at least every two to three months to my local chambers because I know many times it will get printed and read by key people in the business community. 6. Advocacy. A foolish belief among large companies, especially national retail outlets, is that they’re too big or not local enough to care about getting involved or joining their local chamber of commerce. A few things they should think about: Are their employees and customers local? Are taxes and school systems important to finding and retaining a high quality work force? These are key areas that the chamber researches, lobbies and routinely discusses with local and regional government units, politicians and the media to keep people up to date on central issues of importance pertaining to their membership and the community.

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What happens to your local employees and customers does have an impact on your business even if you’re a national chain. In addition,missing out on networking, sponsorship and other business building news and benefits, I think it looks incredibly tacky if four or five local businesses are active in the chamber and a national firm in the same market area won’t even join. In my mind this sends an incongruent message to the market when the national company claims to be ‘a good corporate citizen’ but they won’t join and get involved with their local chamber of commerce. 7. Money saving discounts. If you fully leverage the cost saving discounts ranging from health insurance,office supplies, to discounted phone service to other items your business currently uses or will need, it’s not uncommon for a small business to easily find enough savings in the first 30-60 days upon joining with endorsed providers or member to member discounts to recoup most, if not all of their membership dues. Being a small business owner, I can attest to the fact that being a member of the chamber and shopping around for discounts and services available makes joining achievable for any company regardless of how limited their marketing budget may be. Well, there you have it! Seven great reasons to join or get more involved and fully leverage the benefits that your home town or regional chamber of commerce can provide your business or organization. Article by Tony Rubleski, via The Business View blog.

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Online marketing: Beware the backfire In 1986, I was a long-haired, bearded 22-year-old with a lousy job that paid irregularly. I was also engaged and preoccupied with becoming responsible, not to mention passing muster with my soon-to-be father-in-law. That meant, among other things, securing life insurance to take care of my bride if some tragedy were to befall her prince. It was about then that an insurance agent named David was referred to me. At 27 or 28,David was a lot older. I remember being mystified as to why he would waste his time patiently explaining to a young kid with fe w prospects the difference between whole life and term. I didn't know anything about the insurance business. Based on the puny premiums I'd be paying,I knew David wasn't going to retire on such clients as me. Fast-forward 25 years. David is still my insurance agent. The insurance portfolio he helped

STEVE MCKEE me—and many others like me— build over the years has become somewhat sizable. Over the past two decades he and I have played basketball together, our wives have volunteered together, and our daughters attended school and took ballet classes together. David and I once found ourselves whittling away the hours sharing driving duties in a 26-foot truck filled with props for a ballet performance. Although my relationship with David is unique,our story is not. For all human history, business has been based on relationships. Buyers and sellers have followed a similar pattern of nurturing family and community ties as they traded. Commerce has always been based on proximity and goodwill. The Onset of Advertising That said, the definition of prox-

imity and the tools by which we build goodwill are continually changing. This phenomenon really began at the dawn of the industrial age, when the convergence of automation, urbanization, and transportation began to enable trade on a larger scale and over longer distances. As the parties to transactions became less familiar with (and often strangers to) one another, the creation of goodwill required an innovation in communication. That innovation was advertising. Sellers began to reach out and touch prospective buyers, first through the printed page, then through messages on radio, TV, and in other media. The relationships buyers and sellers developed through advertising were not as deep as those that resulted from personal contact. They were more abundant, though. When things worked well, the familiarity buyers gained through advertising grew into trust and ulti-

mately, goodwill. Unfortunately, things didn't always work right. Snake-oil sellers (literal and figurative) used the power of media to manipulate buyers by making misleading and often fraudulent claims. The more consumers got burned, the more cynical and sophisticated they became. There has been an inherent mistrust of advertising ever since. While enlightened companies use advertising in ways that carefully and respectfully enhance the faith consumers place in them, in general the age of advertising has been marked by mistrust. Fast forward again, to 2011. In the Internet age, social media tools have further enhanced the ability of buyers and sellers to form relationships. Proximity is global for many products and services, but building goodwill remains (perhaps more than ever) a challenge. While a variety of digital marketing tools can significant-

ly accelerate customer-relationship development, they can also accelerate mistrust if used hastily or improperly. The New Digital Community Your compan y's F acebook page, LinkedIn (LNKD) profile, or Twitter feed belongs to a digital community every bit as real as the physical community in which you live, work, and play. The more time you invest in getting to know people, the deeper and richer—and most likely, bigger—your network will grow. Unlike the advertising you might do on TV or radio, you're not limited to purchasing only a few ads here and there; you can reach out to your audience as often as is fitting. That said, goodwill is still the coin of the realm. In some ways social media has temporarily lowered consumers' defenses: They may not be as suspicious of your post or your tweet as they might be of your ad. You must handle

this phenomenon with care. The danger in the speed at which we can communicate today is that we might hit the gas too fast, not thinking through what it is we're saying and doing. The new catchphrase in the digital marketing world is "what happens in public stays in public." Inappropriate humor, misplaced political opinions, name-calling, overpromising, critical posts (you name it) can all reverberate far wider and longer than you intend. It has never been so easy for businesses to reach out to prospective customers. Never have there been so many tools by which we can accelerate relationship development. Embrace the new marketing vehicles aggressively and don't be afraid to go with the flow. But steer carefully. If you are perceived as being manipulative or deceptive in any way — not just what you say, but where, when, and how you say it — you could wipe out fast.

Top 3 mistakes business websites Grow your business this spring make and how to avoid them To operate a successful business, you not only need to offer a great product or service, you also need a web presence. While most small business owners understand the importance of having a website, many don’t realize that their websites contain a number of flaws. Here are the most common mistakes SMB sites make and how they can avoid them to further increase their web presence. 1. Not being dynamic. A static website will soon become a dead website. In order to keep users coming back, your website needs dynamic, changing content. You can achieve this by adding a blog that you update daily or weekly, offering monthly coupons, adding new video content, or including a widget that provides product or company updates. Keeping your content fresh is also important for search engine optimization – just be sure not to reduce the densi-

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ty of important k eywords if you’re tweaking content on an existing page. 2. Poor design. The average user can’t tell good design from great design, but they will notice a poorly designed website. The overall look and functionality of your business’ website can instantly determine your credibility. If your site is unattractive and hard to navigate, then you’re likely to lose potential customers to a competitor. Regardless of how technically savvy you are, remember that you are a business owner first and a web designer second. We strongly recommend outsourcing your web design if you don’t have a designer on staff. 3. Too many hoops. This idea goes back to the functionality of your site. E-commerce is an essential component of most small business websites. Customers should be able to make purchases quickly and easily, without confusion. The ideal checkout

process is straightforward, keeps users in-the-know on how many steps are involved in making a purchase, and limits the number of clicks required to complete a purchase. Checkout processes with 3 clicks or less tend to see higher returns, so keep this in mind when you’re building or evaluating your checkout. Shipping costs should also be easy for customers to determine, so consider offering flat-rate shipping or adding a shipping calculator to product or check out pages. If users can’t assess what the total cost of purchase is,odds are they won’t buy anything. Lastly, don’t forget that what seems intuitive to you may not seem as simple to the users of your website. Soliciting customer feedback about the usability of your checkout process can be a great way to find areas for improvement.

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Champaign Bank YOUR Community Bank in Hilliard Now, more than ever, we see people looking for personal service with a trustworthy, community bank said Tammy Jo Hale, branch leader for the Hilliard and Dublin offices. “Champaign Bank is that bank. We’ve been around for over 125 years and we are committed to knowing our customers and helping them move ahead” Hale added. Champaign Bank is Hilliard’s only community bank, conveniently located on the corner of Cemetery Road and Brown Parkway. Champaign Bank can help you with all of your financial needs and with the electronic banking conveniences customers rely on today, including mobile banking. Champaign Bank also offers: • Checking and savings accounts • Personal loans • Mortgage loans • Commercial banking • Wealth management “We’ve all heard the bad news, many banks don’t have money to lend,” said Russ Camfield, mortgage specialist. “That’s just not the case at Champaign, whether you are in the market for a new home or making home improvements we’ll work hard to get you in the loan that’s right for you … today and in the future.” Champaign Bank also prides itself on com-

mercial banking. “I understand how important small business is to Hilliard and I’ll do what I can to help my clients grow their businesses,” said Dennis Shaffer, senior vice president, commercial banker for the Dublin and Hilliard locations. “From cash management to remote capture to business loans, we can help any Hilliard business to move ahead,” Shaffer added. Additionally Champaign Bank provides wealth management services to its clients through its trust department and brokerage platform “It is important to work with professionals who are pro-active, good listeners, and able to provide solutions,” said Todd Brown, trust officer and financial consultant for the Hilliard location. “We are here to help counsel all clients, regardless of size, plan for their financial goals – from retirement and college education to business succession,” Brown added. As part of First Citizens Banc Corp, we offer over 25 offices across Central and North Central Ohio, including locations in Dublin and Plain City. If you’re looking for a community bank that is committed to moving you ahead with everything from savings to loans to commercial banking, call us today at (614)527-4600, stop by to see us at The Hilliard branch of Champaign Bank is at 4501 Cemetery Road. 4501 Cemetery Road or visit www.ChampaignBank.com.

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