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July 21, 2011

More I-71 ramp cleanups possible By KEVIN PARKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Revamp the Ramp has grown an “s.” It’s now Revamp the Ramps, plural. And more and more civic organizations are signing on to help. Separately, Northland Community Council vice president Emmanuel V. Remy and James R. Blazer II of the Clin-

tonville Area Commission envisioned a cleanup effort at one Interstate 71 interchange that led to both neighborhoods. Together, they have forged an effort that could lead to the cleanup and possible total landscaping makeover of the I71 ramps stretching from downtown to East Dublin-Granville Road. Even before the first ramp cleanup, at Cooke Road, took place on June 25, the

North Linden Area Commission had jumped on the bandwagon. Now that a second one has been scheduled, this one at the North Broadway interchange on Saturday, July 30, starting at 9 a.m., the Milo Grogan Area Commission’s members have voted unanimously to join in and add the Fifth Avenue ramp to the mix, according to Remy. “We’ve also approached South Linden

and the University District (area commissions), and we’re just basically waiting for their meetings to take place to get them on board,” Remy said. “Now we’ve got a broad coalition of the north area commissions and the Northland Community Council. “If we’re successful, all of a sudden we can say every ramp from downtown out to I-270 is redone. It’s pretty excit-

ing. It seems to be taking on a life of its own.” “It’s picked up that kind of popularity and it’s been a very nice opportunity to meet a lot of other commissioners and other commissions and have a joint effort working with ODOT,” Blazer said. “It’s a very popular project.” See MORE 1-71 RAMP, page A2

Weekly stops by Veggie Van to begin July 28 By KEVIN PARKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

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Strawberry Farm residents Ryan McMillen, 17, left, and Drey Meine, 18, right, are helping plan the Aug. 2 National Night Out event for the neighborhood with some help from officer Chris Riley.

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The Veggie Van is coming! The Veggie Van is coming! That might not hold the same excitement for children as the bells and music of an ice cream truck, but for Northland residents seeking an affordable, healthier diet, it might be nearly as welcome. Similar to a bookmobile, only with locally grown fresh produce instead of romances, mysteries and bestsellers, the Veggie Van is a program of the Columbus nonprofit group, Local Matters. It offers those who place advance orders a grocery sack of produce for $12. That same amount of produce sold at the Greener Grocer store in the North Market would retail for around $30. The first appearance of the Veg-

A closer look Similar to a bookmobile, only with locally grown fresh produce instead, the Veggie Van is a program of the Columbus nonprofit group, Local Matters. It offers those who place advance orders a grocery sack of produce for $12.

gie Van in the Northland area will be on Thursday, July 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Heritage Day Health Center, 1700 E. Dublin Granville Road. Orders for the first stop in a seven-week trial needed to be in by Wednesday, July 20. See WEEKLY STOPS, page A2

Teens plan Aug. 2 National Night Out Sharon Woods By KEVIN PARKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Good neighbors are supposed to look out for one another. Two young residents of Strawberry Farms are hoping to help all who live in the area to be good neighbors. High school seniors-to-be Drey Meine and Ryan McMillen have taken on the responsibility of planning the Strawberry Farms Block Watch National Night Out observance on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The two volunteered during a block party put on in June by Block Watch coordinator Theresa VanDavis. VanDavis, who also serves as the Strawberry Farms representative to the Northland Community Council, was delighted that two so young — both were 17 at the time; Meine has since celebrated his 18th birthday — should be willing to step forward. “This gives young people an opportuni-

ty for leadership and to become involved in a community effort,” she said last week. “I’m so proud to know these young men.” Meine, the son of Kristi and Frederick Meine, will be entering his senior year at Thomas Worthington High School. His partner in planning, Ryan McMillen, is the son of Annette and Patrick McMillen. He will be a senior at Westerville North High School. The duo has taken total leadership of the project, according to VanDavis. “They had some great ideas,” she said. “They’re willing to do the footwork and all of the planning.” And, wisely, they’re willing to accept help when it’s offered: Drey Meine’s mom, Kris, designed the flyer the two young men will be distributing to get people to participate on Aug. 2. National Night Out in Strawberry Farms will involved a cookout to bring neighbors together, activities for children and, of course,

an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog. “She offered it to me at one of our block parties and I volunteered,” Meine said last week. “When she asked us, we just said we’d help out,” commented McMillen. Meine added that he’s been living in Strawberry Farms since he was 3 or 4 years old and doesn’t want to see the neighborhood go downhill. It’s already had its problems, he conceded. “Everybody just kind of keeps to themselves and I’d like to change that, if possible,” Meine said. “It surprised me, but I’m proud he took on this effort,” Kris Meine said. “Not a lot of young people would want to do it. A lot of older people don’t want to do it.” “I was surprised at first, but I think it’s good,” Patrick McMillen said. “I think good See STRAWBERRY, page A2

area prepares for National Night Out By KEVIN PARKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

the civic association, with an option to opt out. “Nobody did that,” Wood said. Regardless, she is pleased to have that many of her neighbors be part of a program that urges people to look out for one another. “I’m not sure how it happened,” Wood said. “It is phenomenal. There are terrific people in this neighborhood who care.” Those “terrific people” are invited to turn out for the annual Sharon Woods National Night

In the four years since Pat Wood became Block Watch coordinator for the Sharon Woods Civic Association, membership in the neighborhood’s crime-prevention effort has grown from 15 “captains” to 292 “members.” “And really more than that, but that’s OK,” Wood said last week, citing condo associations. In part, she admitted, that dramatic inflation in Block Watch membership is because she added everyone who is on the rolls of See SHARON WOODS, page A4

Artists form group to have studio, with lots of extras By KEVIN PARKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

“It seemed to me like it was a supportive community of creative people,” offered Seth Josephson, one of the newest to join the group. Here’s how the itlookslikeitsopen members describe themselves on their website: “We are a group of artists and designers working to make art and experiences happen.” And that, in all its glorious ambiguity, is the long and the short of it. Not a lot of limits there and these definitely aren’t your grandparents’ artists, either. At almost assuredly no point in their lengthy discussions did Manet turn to Renoir and Cezanne and Gauguin and By Lorrie Cecil/ThisWeek Monet and say, “Did you guys see the sauerkraut thing that he did?” Ryan Agnew (left), Aimee Sones, Mike Shiflet, Seth Josephson, Herb Vincent Peterson and Jessica Larva are all

It doesn’t look like it’s open. But it is, a lot, and has been for around two years at 13 E. Tulane Road, just up from Cup o’ Joe. First of all, itlookslikeitsopen — that’s the name, not a typo, although SpellCheck hates it — is not a studio. All of the relatively youthful artists who have come together to operate out of the space agree on that. What it is gets a whole lot more complicated. It’s not so much a source of disagreement among the itlookslikeitsopen members. It’s just that what their group is all about is difficult to describe. “It’s an artists’ studio space,” offered member Aimee Sones. “A studio with expanded use,” put in artists whose work will be shown in itlookslikeitsopen, a new studio and exhibition space at 13 E. Tulane Road. Mike Shiflet. See ARTISTS FORM GROUP, page A4 Not pictured is Jesse Hemminger.

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More I-71 ramp cleanups possible Continued from page A1 That first cleanup project on June 25 drew in excess of 40 volunteers, even more than were needed, from not only the NCC, CAC and North Linden Area Commission but also members of the Adena Brook Community in Clintonville. Clintonville Area Commission chairman John DeFourny, who put District 3 representative Blazer together with Remy when they individually approached him with notions of sprucing up the Cooke Road ramp, said that more than 400 pounds of litter were picked up that morning, over 100 pounds of metal were recycled and 250 pounds of bird droppings were removed. Blazer anticipates a similar almost over-

whelming response on July 30 at North Broadway, where volunteers are being advised to park at a defunct gas station on the southwest corner. “Be there early because the assignments get taken,” Blazer advised. “It’ll only take a couple of hours because of that.” Remy and Blazer hope that, initially at Cooke Road but then possibly also at Hudson, Weber, North Broadway and state Route 161, major landscaping improvements could follow the litter cleanups. The Morse Road ramp has already undergone major improvements, courtesy of a special improvement district formed following the closing of the Northland Mall. The NCC and CAC members are working with ODOT officials to devise a pro-

gram similar to Adopt-a-Highway, which might involve sponsorships of the different ramps. “That’s not been done as yet as far as ODOT having that kind of program,” Blazer said. “We’re working with them to see if we can get that fast-tracked.” The two civic leaders are also meeting with representatives of landscaping firms who have offered the services of their companies to design new plans for the interchanges. “We believe we have the interest at Cooke and North Broadway and at Weber from the community and we’re now talking to other groups to see if we can garner the interest of other communities to do this,” Blazer said. “They’ll all have a similar-type look. The hope is that by

next spring, all of this will be taken care of as far as removal of the invasive plants and the planting of native species and nice, low-maintenance plants.” “We just never would have seen anything happen unless someone stood up and said, ‘Let’s see what we can get done on our own,’” Remy said. “We’ve got our work cut out for us, but it’s kind of exciting that we’ve got more people involved. “If we can get all these people notorious for not talking together in the past working together on this, who knows what doors that could open?” “I think that through Emmanuel and the Northland commission and me from the Clintonville Area Commission, we were moving in a similar pathway re-

garding the beautification of these ramps, these interchanges,” Blazer said. “Once we found that Northland was thinking the same thing we were on the Clintonville side, we began thinking maybe we’re not the only ones with a desire to fix this up. Freeways are truly the gateway to all our communities, and everyone agrees they have been, not neglected, but they’ve just been sitting there on their own with no real attention to them as far as how they look for many, many years. As you ignore those interchanges, they continue to erode and people think it’s OK to litter, it’s OK to throw cigarette butts. We finally just got tired of it. “And it’s really something that has to be done with a grassroots effort from the way ODOT has it structured.”

Weekly stops by Veggie Van to begin July 28 Continued from page A1 That same deadline, the Wednesday of the week before the Veggie Van’s stop, will continue throughout the trial period, according to Gretchen Ratliff of the North Side Health Advisory Committee. Orders for the $12 bags of produce may be placed with Ratliff by 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. Her cell phone number is (614) 338-5323 and her email address is ratliffgretchen@yahoo.com. Orders may also be faxed to Northland Chiropractic at (614) 841-0275. “It typically will feed a family of four for roughly one week,” Ratliff said of the bags of produce. She and Heritage Day Health Center officials have been working for some time with Local Matters personnel to get the test period started. The Veggie Van doesn’t go just anywhere people could benefit from affordable vegetables; Local Matters officials insist the food not go to waste and that sufficient orders are placed to make it financially feasible.

“It’s about need, so we had to assess the need in the Northland area and they had to be convinced that we would be successful here,” Ratliff said. “We are always willing to investigate working with any community that is interested in having us out,” said Lauren Edwards, manager of operations for Local Matters. “We need to have at least one partner in the community willing to act as the lead partner and recruit people to get the bags. We found that with the North Side Health Advisory Committee and the Heritage Day Health Center, they were able to organize that and be that partner for us.” A telling factor in obtaining a Veggie Van stop, she added, was the “great community network” that exists in the Northland area, including civic associations, the Northland Community Council and the North Side Health Advisory Committee, Ratliff said. Another factor in obtaining a Veggie Van visit was a commitment to pay Local Matters $50 for any week in which at least 50 bags of produce are not sold. That figure varies in different locations,

according to Edwards. Therefore, Ratliff is seeking commitments from community organizations and local businesses to serve as sponsors in the event the $50 assessment must be paid. Northland Chiropractic is sponsoring week one while the Rev. Kwesi Gyimah of the Columbus African Seventh-Day Adventist Church has pledged to potentially cover week two. This trial period is scheduled to run for seven weeks, but Veggie Van deliveries could continue into the winter months, courtesy of organic produce Local Matters can bring in from other parts of the country, Ratliff said. “If we have great response, we’ll simply up the contract and

STRAWBERRY FARMS Continued from page A1 will come of it.” If everyone works together, they can get the kind of petty crime both Drey Meine and Ryan McMillen said they’ve experienced. McMillen said his home was broken into. The thief or thieves made off with some golf

clubs, jewelry and a DVD player, but it wasn’t the loss of the items that was so unsettling, he said. “I guess I was just a little freaked out, more than anything,” he said. “They had to have watched the house.” Meine said his father’s Jeep has been broken into on several occasions.

continue,” she added. Eating healthy food is a significant issue for many of the people who turn up each week at the Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center free clinic, according to executive director Joyce Bourgault. “It’s a huge problem,” she said. “People can’t usually afford to pay for fresh produce. “It’s getting people to buy it, that’s the issue,” Bourgault added. “People began eating cheaper foods and they got used to that. They’re not as willing to go out and buy the vegetables.” The Veggie Van could help greatly in encouraging people to do just that, she said. “People really need to take ad-

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Ratliff added that she is pleased the North Side Health Advisory Committee is playing a role in making this opportunity available to residents. “I hesitate to speak for the whole group, but I think this is good,” Ratliff said. “As an unfunded group, we’ve been able to accomplish an awful lot. I think this is important. I think if we’re talking about building the health of an area, nutritious food is a cornerstone.”

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SR-161 litter collection event set for July 30 By KEVIN PARKS ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Dave Cooper scratched his head. “I really don’t remember if I got less or more,” the chairman of the Northland Area Business Association’s SR-161 Task Force said last week. More is always better when it comes to a regularly scheduled Northland Community Cleanup Day on state Route 161. The next one is set for Saturday, July 30. Cooper couldn’t recall if the summer months and accompanying vacation times mean he gets fewer volunteers, but in any event, plenty of hands are needed between 9 a.m. and noon on July 30. Volunteers should assemble at

the Sharon Woods Center behind the Jiffy Lube at 1800 E. DublinGranville Road to receive bags, gloves, safety vests and pickup tools before heading out to collect trash and debris from shoulders and culverts along a stretch of one of Northland’s main corridors between Interstate 71 and Ponderosa Drive. Brightly colored clothing and study footwear that’s waterproof is recommended for volunteers. The cleanup days are scheduled in advance of city personnel mowing the medians so that the materials aren’t shredded. The community project is presented by the Northland Community Council’s landscaping and beautification committee, with support from Keep Columbus

Beautiful, the Northland Area Business Association and the SR-161 Task Force. “If someone who normally volunteers is not going to be available, could they ask someone to step in for them?” Cooper said. “That would be very helpful.” Newcomers are also welcome, he added. “We certainly want to encourage anyone who hasn’t done it before to take advantage of this beautiful weather and step up to help us,” Cooper said. “Because the weather is nice, there are a lot more people out and about, so there’s a tendency for the litter to increase.” For more information, contact Cooper at 888-2201 or cleanupday@myncc.org.

Artists form group to have studio, with lots of extras Continued from page A1 But that’s exactly what popped out of Ryan Agnew’s mouth during a group interview last week about a recent installation by absent member Jesse Hemminger, who created mobility in the work using the small electrical charge that can be derived from pickled cabbage. For one thing, none of these artists ARE just one thing. “We all have broader practices,” Sones said. “Each of us has more than one medium or more than one practice we’re interested in.” The current lineup of itlookslikeitsopen members includes Sones of Columbus, Herb Vincent Peterson of the Westgate neighborhood, Northland resident Jessica Larva, Agnew of Old North Columbus and Clintonville residents Shiflet, Josephson and Hemminger. They’re all in their 30s, but just barely; Agnew, at 33, is the oldest while the rest are all either 31 or 32. What has become an intriguingly named nongallery in the former home of Skreened T-shirt shop, now on North High Street, dates back several years to a time when Peterson and fellow founder Jamie Boyle, who has since moved away, were working together at a studio south of German Village. They would, as friends will, “come up with crazy ideas,” Peterson recalled. “Really, it was all about trying to make money in some crazy ways,” he said. “One day I said, ‘Well, we need a place to make all these things. I need a place or I’m going to die.’ ” They couldn’t let that happen so Boyle and Peterson began searching for a place, soon assisted by Agnew. “Really, what it was about, I missed the camaraderie of graduate school,” Peterson said. “We knew that as a group we could pull (money) together and have a place worth being at.” The first place they found, near the intersection of Maynard Avenue and Summit Street, didn’t quite come up to that threshold. “It had some structural problems,” Peterson said, and they soon got out of the lease. Another one time itlookslikeitsopen member since departed, Adele Mattern, used to live a short distance from the original location for Skreened and became aware when the space became vacant. “We lucked out,” Agnew said. Larva joined itlookslikeitsopen after one of the

previous members moved on. She knew Peterson from their days at Ohio Dominican University. “I wanted to be part of the conversation they were having,” she said. “Those conversations are really important to our practice,” Peterson said. These artists use a broad brush for what they consider art to be. Josephson, for example, leads monthly meditation classes in the East Tulane space. Since opening itlookslikeitsopen, the members have put on shows — although it’s definitely not a gallery — had yoga classes, held “video support group” meetings, hosted improvisation gatherings, put on concerts and more, according to Sones. The key to their identity, she said, is that they have no specific identity. That clears that up. But what about the name? “We never wanted to be a brand, but we branded ourselves,” Peterson said. “I don’t really know how to explain it. We needed a website. We wanted a website.” Since everyone had separate ideas of what they wanted and needed the space to be other, other than not a gallery, many different ideas were kicked around, and somehow itlookslikeitsopen came out on top. “We never wanted to be one specific space,” Peterson said. What they would like to be, in the words of Shiflet, who holds Tuesday evening events for sound artists, is the “epicenter for young, emerging artists.” “I think the emerging part is a very important part of that,” Sones commented. To that end, itlookslikeitsopen members have hosted receptions for shows by young artists. “Sometimes it’s more important for the artists to see their work more than anyone else,” Larva said. “When they can see their own work on the wall, it helps them even if there wasn’t a reception.” By the same token, it hasn’t been all young artists. “We’ve also allowed this space to be a forum for older artists who have mentored us,” Agnew said. One thing they don’t do is rent out the space. “No weddings or bar mitzvahs,” Larva said. People interested in seeing art and experiences happen might want to stop by 13 E. Tulane Road sometime. It might be open, looks notwithstanding.

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SHARON WOODS Continued from page A1 Out Gathering from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2. It will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd., and will feature hot dogs, games and, as a special treat for children, Nate the Magician doing tricks and making balloon animals, according to Roger D. Heckel of the Beechcroft Lions Club, which is providing the entertainment. “It’s the support of the Lions Club or we probably wouldn’t be able to do that,” Wood said. Featured speakers this year will include City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr. and Assistant City Attorney Brandon Shroy, Northland Community Council president Dave Paul, former Northland Area Business Association president Dave Cooper and neighborhood liaison officer Larry Geis of the Columbus Division of Police. Some of the speakers will be offering updates on business and neighborhood activities along nearby East Dublin-Granville Road, according to Heckel. Sharon Woods and many other Northland-area neighborhoods will join in observing the 28th annual National Night Out, a crime- and drug-prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The yearly gatherings, according to the sponsoring organization’s website, are intended to: • Heighten crime- and drugprevention awareness.

• Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs. • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The Sharon Woods Block Watch event, which will take place rain or shine, is open to all residents. “Learn all you can about protecting your family and your community,” states a sign that went up throughout the neighborhood. In her time as Block Watch coordinator, Wood said Sharon Woods residents have come to recognize her. They stop on her

the street and tell her what they’ve observed and what they’re looking out for as a result of communicating with their neighbors, she said. “It’s helping, I think, to reduce crime in our area,” Wood said. “I think knowing what to do is very key. I give them four phone numbers that are the important ones. You don’t have to know the number of every department. “Maybe you have a minor crime, something’s missing from your yard or your car was broken into. You don’t have to take up the time of a police officer,” she said. “You can go online and file it. We try to stress the importance of reporting, and we have had super response from the police department.”

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an impressive performance. Phillips struck out 30, which ties her for ninth in the state record book with Medina’s Jessica Miller in 1999, but she also surrendered Smith’s district-title winning home run. “I think she said it was a riseball, but I don’t think so because I wouldn’t have hit it if it was (a riseball),” Smith said. “Maybe I got out ahead of the pitch before it started to move or maybe it didn’t move. I knew it was high and I was able to make contact and get it over the fence.” It was the first home run Smith had hit at any level. She played one season at the University of Indianapolis and never hit another homer. “I would have to say the grand slam was better (than the 29 strikeouts),” said Smith, who had 77 wins at Davidson. “It was my first homer ever and just to be able to finally end that game.” Liberty took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 22nd. Rebecca Adam hit a two-out double and moved to third on a single by Phillips. Emily Capretta followed with a

The achievements of the high school student-athletes writing in my summer series are notable and numerous. They have won state championships in bowling, football, golf, wrestling and track and field. They have achieved great individual and team success. But along the way there have been de- LARRY feats and dis- LARSON appointments. Each of these seniors-to-be explains how he or she has learned to handle adversity. Michela Paradiso, Upper Arlington, soccer and basketball: “I have a picture of myself after losing to Dublin Coffman in the regional Division I championship game my sophomore year on my bedroom wall. I see it every morning when I wake up. I think it is important to remember what defeat feels like as it creates motivation to improve and the desire and drive to never feel like that again.” Faith Washington, Reynoldsburg, track: “Disappointment is the goal that you failed to accomplish. Defeat is when you fail to try again. Never give up.” Napoleon Bell, Hartley, football and wrestling: “To be the best, one must experience defeat. One must know his mistakes and know where he does not want to be again.” Morgan Ransom, Columbus Academy, golf: “No matter how good you are there will always be disappointments. My advice is to move on and learn from your mistakes because defeat will make you stronger.” Austin Cuervo, St. Charles, golf: “I handle defeat and disappointment as fuel to go out and work even harder to be more prepared.” Chase Delande, Hilliard Davidson, football and wrestling: “Just tell yourself that you don’t ever want to feel that pain of losing again and that you need to work much harder to be successful.” Jimmy Gammill, New Albany, football: “Use defeat and disappointment as a means to grow and work harder. Then simply move on and do better next time.”

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By Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch

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

Top Individual Performances: No. 4

Smith shined in 22-inning game By SCOTT HENNEN

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Courtney Smith remembers it like it was yesterday, even though it was more than five years ago. The emotion. The excitement. The exhaustion. The strikeouts. The grand slam. Especially the grand slam. In May 2006, Smith, a standout senior pitcher for the Hilliard Davidson High School softball team, went head-to-head with Sarah Phillips of Olentangy Liberty for 22 innings in a Division I district final at Pickerington Central. The three-day marathon wasn’t decided until Smith hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 22nd for a 4-1 victory. Smith also had 29 strikeouts, the 11th highest total in state history for an extra-inning game, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association. In 2010, Hayley Flynn of Duncan Falls Philo set the state record with 55 strikeouts in 24 innings against Thornville Sheridan. “The biggest thing I remember is this wave of emotion,” Smith said. “I was exhausted

ThisWeek Community Newspapers has been around for 22 years. That timeframe was used as the basis to compile a top-10 list of the top individual performances we’ve covered. Along with the experienced sports staff at ThisWeek and Steve Blackledge, high school reporter at The Columbus Dispatch, we arrived at a top-10 list. Below are Nos. 5-10. Check back next week for No. 3 and let us know your thoughts at ThisWeekSPORTS.com. 10. MAURICE HALL, Brookhaven football (Oct. 27, 2000) — During a season in which he rushed for 3,057 yards to rank fifth on Ohio’s all-time list, Hall’s most memorable individual performance came during the final week of the regular season. The Bearcats beat Briggs 75-16 as Hall rushed for 411 yards and eight touchdowns on 19 carries. 9. LATOYA TURNER, Pickerington girls basketball (March 19, 1999) — The 6-foot-4 senior helped the Tigers

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

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

and excited both at the same time. It was amazing.” It remains the longest OHSAA softball tournament game. Liberty and Davidson played seven scoreless innings on May 17, were rained out and never took the field on May 18 and played

15 innings on May 19. “The first day (the teams) were neck and neck and I don’t think anyone had a hit,” Smith said. “I remember it rained for like three or four hours (on May 17) and there were no lights (at Pickerington Central).

“When we got rain the second day (May 18), I was really nervous because we had been playing well before the rain came. We were all really anxious to get out there and didn’t want to wait another day.” Smith’s counterpart also had

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SIDS Fundraiser

Family is committed to making difference By PAUL BATTERSON ThisWeek Community Newspapers

At the end of his eulogy for his 2-month-old son, Will, on Aug. 7, 2009, Nathan Hurd urged mourners to take action. “I told people, ‘When you think of our family, don’t think about how sad it is that we lost a child, embrace the commitment to make a difference and do something positive,’” said Hurd, a Grove City resident whose son died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). His words struck a chord with family and friends, who approached Hurd’s father-in-law, Bill Brestle, about organizing what became the BabyWill.Org/ SIDS Awareness 5-kilometer run. The second annual event will be held July 30 at downtown Columbus’ Genoa Park on the riverfront side of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), 333 W. Broad St. Sign-in for the event is at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. After family and friends organized the inaugural event, Nathan and Michelle Hurd and their children — Sam (6), Nate (4) and Jack (11 months) — are more involved this year.

The event will take place nearly two years to the day that Will died of SIDS. “Originally that date wasn’t our choice,” Nathan Hurd said. “Our friends and family decided to do it on that day because they were really looking out for us. “An event like this is for a very serious cause and we’re so emotionally invested in it. At the same time, you can’t be sad. The hardest part has been working through our grief while staying positive and optimistic that someday the medical community will solve SIDS.” SIDS, the leading cause of death in otherwise healthy babies between the ages of 1 month and 1 year, is responsible for about 50 deaths per every 100,000 births in the United States. Since 1983, the number of SIDS deaths has fallen by more than 50 percent, but there are about 2,500 deaths per year in the U.S., according to websites dedicated to SIDS prevention. Last year, the BabyWill.Org/ SIDS Awareness run raised more than $17,000 for research. Hurd said the event attracted two types of participants. “We have a lot of passionate runners who participate. (In

By Eric George/ThisWeek

Nathan and Michelle Hurd are organizing a 5K to be held July 30 to raise money for SIDS research. Their infant son, Will, died almost two years ago. The Hurds are pictured with their sons, Nate, 4, who is holding a picture of Will, Sam, 6, and Jack, 11 months.

Columbus) there’s a vibrant running community and it amazes me how big and how passionate that group is,” he said. “The

other group was families who He said the event attracted SIDS. “There were more people there have been personally impacted several families who brought or know someone who has been with them people to represent affected by SIDS.” children who had died from See FAMILY, page B2


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Soccer

Bexley graduate making impact in Kenya By PAUL BATTERSON ThisWeek Community Newspapers

When he arrived in February in Likoni, a village of 100,000 people outside of Mombasa, Kenya, Ben Levey only knew how to count to 10 and say “hello” in Swahili. But the 2006 Bexley High School graduate quickly found a way to communicate with the children in the village — by playing soccer. “The passion for soccer over there is incredible. I have never seen anything like it before,” said Levey, who played for the Lions’ 2003 Ben Levey and 2005 Division II state championship teams. “It was an easy way to connect with the kids. “Passing the ball back and forth was so natural. There’s some sort of connection there. You feel like you’re friends all of a sudden.” While serving as a volunteer with Hatua Likoni, a community-based, non-government organization trying to alleviate poverty and promote education among the community’s youth, Levey became chairman of the Likoni Community Football League. The initial plan was to create a 14team league, but the LCFL quickly grew to 20, 28 and then 30 teams. “Once coaches over there saw that I was serious and they saw the goalposts going up, they wanted to get involved,” Levey said. “I wanted to keep it small because I wanted to make sure everything ran smoothly, but it grew to 600 kids before I knew it. It was hard to turn down anyone who wanted to be part of the league.” Bexley boys soccer coach Greg Kullman said he’s not surprised that Levey’s idea grew so quickly. “Even as a sophomore on the 2003 team, Ben was a natural leader,” said Kullman, who was an assistant coach on that team. “He’s a hard worker and he gets those people around him to work together. “Ben worked with our freshman coach last year and we were hoping

Ben Levey, a 2006 graduate of Bexley, works with residents near Mombasa, Kenya. Levey is the chairman of the Likoni Community Football League, which grew from its original plan of 14 teams to 30. “It was hard to turn down anyone who wanted to be part of the league,” Levey said.

to have him back this season, but he’s decided the work he’s doing in Kenya is much needed. I couldn’t argue with him.” Levey got involved with Hatua Likoni as a way of giving back. Hatua means “step forward” in Swahili, according to the organization’s website, www.hatualikoni.org. “At the end of my senior year at the University of Wisconsin, I decided I wanted to do something completely different,” Levey said. “I wanted to go to a foreign country and volunteer to do something before I started grad school.” Levey, who graduated from Wisconsin in spring 2010 with a degree

in biology, planned to begin pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Pittsburgh in August, but he has pushed that back to next June. Levey, who returned from Kenya on May 15, said he plans to go back on Aug. 18 and will be there for at least three months, although he might extend that. Levey said was taken aback by the poverty he saw in Kenya, which is located on Africa’s eastern coast. On the soccer field, many children would tie together trash bags and wrap them into a ball. “After growing up in Bexley, I realized I lived in a bubble. My friends

who aren’t from here call Bexley ‘Pleasantville,’” Levey said. “Sometimes when I was coaching, I would have to step back and say, ‘Look at where you are. Look at the houses around you. Look at the environment you are in.’ “I was amazed by the amount of poverty over there, but because of the friendliness of the people, they didn’t seem that different from me.” Interest in the LCFL grew quickly in an area that offers little extracurricular activities for youth. However, creating fields and organizing the league took longer than Levey anticipated. “Everything in Kenya runs a lot slower than the USA. After the first week there, I realized I could only

SMITH Continued from page B1 liner that went off the glove of shortstop Cassady Busellato, scoring Adam. “It was a pitchers’ battle the whole time and we both gave up runs in the 22nd inning,” Smith said. “We went into the last inning with clear heads and ready to finish it.” Erin Roberts led off the bottom of the 22nd with a single before Lauren Espe and Meredith Parish followed with bunt singles to load the bases. Smith didn’t waste time, sending the first offering from Phillips over the left-field fence. “(Phillips) had retired like 13 or 14 in a row before we came up in the 22nd, so having our No. 9 batter, Erin Roberts, come up and get a hit was big,” Davidson coach Angelo Forte said. “Then Lauren Espe and Meredith Parish followed with bunts to load the bases and then (Liberty) shaded Courtney to right field. She had only hit one ball in her life to right field, so I was hoping she could get the ball to fall in left field so we could win it. (The grand slam) was something I never saw coming.” The Wildcats advanced to a regional semifinal at Ohio State, where they lost to Marysville 12-1 to finish the season 23-7. Davidson catcher Kaylyn Heading said the district final was the kind of game that a player never forgets. “It was 22 innings and those type of

games just don’t come around often,” said Heading, who played four seasons at Rio Grande and graduated in 2010 with a degree in professional and business communication. “Courtney pitched great and then came up and got the big hit like she had throughout the season. It was a pretty magical ending. It’s still pretty cool, even today.” Forte said the game might never have reached the 22nd inning had a rule change not been made before the 2006 season. Before that, after games reached the 10th inning, they were played according to international rules. That meant at the beginning of each half inning, a runner was placed at second base with no outs. “We lost a district final that way to Mount Vernon (3-1 in 10 innings in 2002) and I had been pushing to get the rule changed for years,” Forte said. “I had been on both sides of the international tiebreaker, but I think the game is much-improved without it.” Before Smith’s grand slam, it was her right fielder and catcher who combined to make the game’s biggest play 11 innings earlier. Phillips was at second base with two outs in the top of the 11th when Kellie Schultz singled to right field. Phillips hesitated as she rounded third as right fielder Abbey Parsley threw to Heading. There was a collision at the plate, but Heading held on to the ball to end the scoring threat.

“Courtney had a great individual performance, but we made some great defensive plays across the board and that (play at the plate) was definitely one of those,” Forte said. “I was talking to Abbey last week and she said that it was one of the most memorable plays she had as a softball player.” Along with her 29 strikeouts, Smith surrendered 14 hits and issued two walks, one in the sixth and one in the 11th. The Wildcats had 16 hits against Phillips. “That game was a duel between Courtney and Sarah Phillips,” Heading said. “Courtney was always one to find ways to get people out. I remember her riseball, screwball and changeup were working. She just found ways to, not necessarily strike them out, but to get people out.” Smith graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2010 with a marketing degree. She stayed in Indianapolis and works in communications for an economic development firm called Develop Indy. “I was talking to a guy from work last week who was a swimmer in high school,” Smith said. “I told him about it and he thought it was great and really had an appreciation that I had played in a game like that. It definitely was a game that I’ll never forget.” shennen@thisweeknews.com www.ThisWeekSPORTS.com

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are Matt Carney, Bhavana Choppara, Lauren DeVincent and Amanda Gu. Hannah Laubenthal of Olentangy High School and Sydney Yochum of Olentangy Orange High School also participated in the program. The program was held at the McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany in June. Participants received college credit from The Ohio State University as a result of their participation. The instructional collaborative included educators from OSU’s Fisher College of Business, the New Albany Plain Local School District and respected area leaders.

Sixteen outstanding high school students are attending Summer Institute 2011, where they are detecting new comets for NASA, programming autonomous robots and tracking a pandemic flu virus for health officials. The 22nd class of SI students was selected for the annual residential program of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), being held this year from July 10 through 22 on the Ohio State University campus. Throughout the two-week program, the Ohio high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors engage in university-level research on OSC’s Williams is ‘Coolest advanced computer systems, interact with scientists who work in the labs and supervise the Creations’ finalist sponsored research being conducted by students. Emily Williams, a student at Indian Springs The group this year includes, from Olentangy Elementary, is one of 11 finalists in Time WarnLiberty High School, Vivek Chabria and Sachin er Cable’s Coolest Creations competition. Rudraraju. Students and their inventions were filmed during the 2011 Just Think Inc. Invention Convention. Williams invited the “Dryalator.” Students complete Videos are now available on Time Warner leadership program Cable Local On Demand (Channel 411). Each Several local high school students are among time a video is viewed, it counts as a “Viewer’s 34 area residents who attended the Central Ohio Choice” vote for the finalist. The invention with the most views wins the Leadership Academy this summer. From Olentangy Liberty High School, they Coolest Creation award and a $500 cash prize.

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College notes • The University of Akron has sity. announced the names of students To be eligible for the list, stuwho achieved at least a 3.25 GPA dents must earn at least a 3.6 GPA. and were named to the spring • Sheema Masood of Powell 2011 dean’s list. was named to the annual dean’s From Powell, they are Sara Bardeland, Avery Cooper, Logan Dalal, Ryan Stump and Michael Uhle. Andrea Massocco of Lewis Center was also named to the list. • Melissa Hrivnak and Kathleen Pellington, both of Powell, were named to the spring 2011 dean’s list at Otterbein Univer-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Black Lillies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.ThisWeekNews.com/foodandwine Wine Wisdom author Roger Gentile gives high marks to 2009 Lacour-Peyrade, an award-winning, value-priced red from southwestern France. Don’t forget to vote in the 11th annual Readers Poll: Roger Gentile Columbus Dining. Three lucky people will get a $50 gift certificate to Bravo.

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

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


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Coming up Christian Marketplace NetTo add, remove or update a listing, email editorial@thisweek- work Westerville Chapter, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Friday of news.com. each month at MCL Restaurant, Westerville Square. Christians Workshops & Classes 60 in the marketplace are invited to Northland Free Legal Aid attend for lunch, fellowship, Clinic, 6-8 p.m. the second Monprayer, networking and business day of the month at Christian Aspresentations. Visitors are welsembly, 4099 Karl Road. Concome. Call Jerry King at (614) sultations provided in minor crim899-9870 or visit www.cmninal matters, including landlordusa.org. tenant disputes, domestic disClinton Estates Civic Assoputes, civil protection orders and ciation, 7 p.m. the third Tuesday mediations. No appointments are of the month at Trinity United necessary. Use Door B to enter. Church of Christ, 1180 Shanley For more information, call Ellen Drive. Call Emmanuel Remy at at 261-8440, extension 250. (614) 453-5007. Salem Civic Association, 7 Meetings p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the Columbus Outdoor Pursuits month at Salem Baptist Church, will meet to hike in Glacier Ridge 5862 Sinclair Road. Call Bill Metro Park at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Unger at 436-3751. July 27. The group gathers at Soroptimist International of Whetstone Park, North High Northeast Suburban Franklin Street and Hollenbeck Drive. Call County, an organization for pro(614) 442-7901 or visit www.out- fessional women, 6:30 p.m. the door-pursuits.org. second Monday of the month at

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the Mifflin Township Administrative Building, 155 Olde Ridenour Road. American Legion YoungBudd Post 171 and Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the post, 393 E. College Ave., Westerville. Guests are welcome. Call Mike Etling at (614) 891-9388. Northland Community Council Development Committee, 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Minerva Park Community Center, 2829 Minerva Lake Road. Public hearings on local development, rezoning and related topics. Call 325-8217 or email info@myncc.org. Northland Community Council, 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Friendship Village of Columbus, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd. Call 325-8217 or email info@myncc.org. Forest Park Civic Association, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, locations and top-

ics vary. Call 325-8217 or email info@fpcivic.org. Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club, 7 a.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at The Vineyard, 6000 Cooper Road. For more information, visit www. Franklin524Toastmasters.com, or call Sally at (614) 523-2169. Karmel Morse-Manor Civic Association, 6:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Valley Forge Elementary School, 1321 Urban Drive. Call William Logan at (614) 846-1089 for more information. Sharon Woods Civic Association, 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Church of the Good Shepherd, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd. Call John Kirkpatrick at 890-5417. Northland Kiwanis Club, 6:15 p.m. the second and the fourth Mondays of the month at Friendship Village of Columbus, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd. Call (614) 479-3256.

CCS encourages early registration Parents or guardians of students who are new to the district or who have moved over the summer are encouraged to register early through the Columbus City Schools Centralized Registration Program. Registration will be offered through Aug. 5 at two locations: Columbus City School Offices, 73 E. Hudson St., and West High School, 179 S. Powell Ave. The Hudson Street location is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The West High School location is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. For all registrations, bring a birth certificate, passport, Green Card or I-94; proof of address such as gas/electric/water/cable bill; proof of custody/guardianship; and emergency contact information. For those changing CCS schools, bring withdrawal papers or last grade card from previous school and IEP/MFE if applicable. New transfers to the district should bring the name and address of last school attended; withdrawal papers or last grade card from previous school; an IEP/MFE if applicable; and immunization records. New kindergarten registration requires immunization records, developmental details and health information. For more information, call (614) 365-5842 or visit columbus.k12.oh.us.

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