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BOE lowers fees, raises specter of levy vote By NATE ELLIS ThisWeek Community Newspapers The Pickerington Board of Education agreed July 11 to reduce pay-to-participate fees for students who participate in extracurricular activities in the coming school year. After setting pay-to-participate fees last March that would have more than doubled costs for junior high and high school students who participate in extracurricular activities in the 2011-12

school year, the board voted unanimously on Monday to lower them. As of now, high school athletes will pay $375 per sport, per student. A $195 per-student, per-sport fee will be charged to junior high athletes. While still higher than the $210 persport and $135 per-sport fees charged in the 2010-11 school year to high school and junior high athletes, respectively, the new fees have been reduced from the $500 and $325 per-sport fees set in March. Likewise, fees for participating in band

were reduced to $200, and students who perform in chorale and theater will be charged $150. In March, the board voted 3-2 to set fees for band, chorale and theater participation at $275. According to board members, the higher fees were set in March to ensure the district could fund extracurricular activities in 2011-12 and allow parents to plan for the fees. Since then, they said, the district identified $116,000 in cost savings by reorganizing and reducing school-

sponsored transportation for extracurricular activities, and an additional $318,664 in savings through the finalization of a new, two-year contract with the Pickerington Education Association, which represents PLSD teachers. “There’s an extra (approximately) $435,000 in savings that will go directly back to parents,” board member Lori Sanders said. “It was well worth the labor.” The new fees tentatively are in place for the beginning of the school year and the fall extracurricular season.

However, they could be affected by an 5.5-mill levy on the Aug. 2 ballot. If passed, district officials have said it will generate approximately $5.95 million per year, beginning in January 2012. “If the levy were to fail, we would be addressing this again,” board member Lee Gray said. He added that the costs savings realized through reorganizing extracurricular transportation and through the new See SCHOOL BOARD, page A5

City to seek Route 256 grant in August


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(From left) Owen Rice, 4, Myah Rice, 8, Emma Morton, 5, and Mikaela Hickman, 3, accompany Chris Logsdon on percussion during the musician’s performance at the Giant Eagle Summer Concert Series at the Sycamore Park amphitheater July 10. Logsdon is from Pickerington and his concert in the annual series — which, this year, is every Sunday evening from June 5 to Aug. 14 — usually draws a crowd.

Township eyes $500,000 in street paving By NATE ELLIS ThisWeek Community Newspaper

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Violet Township is set to start work on $500,000 worth of street paving next month as part of its annual roadway maintenance program. On July 6, Violet Township trustees unanimously approved contracting with The Shelly Co. of Thornville, Ohio, for the township’s 2011 street paving program. While township officials continue to identify which roads will be addressed, they tentatively are planning to resurface Stemen and Allen roads, as well as streets in the Woodsfield subdivision. “We are in the process of evaluating (The Shelly Co.’s) bid and identifying which roads will receive treatment, utilizing a philosophy of treating the most lane miles using the unit prices received in our bid, in combination with the $500,000 budget,” Violet Township engineer Greg Butch-

While Violet Township officials continue to identify which roads will be addressed, they tentatively are planning to resurface Stemen and Allen roads, as well as streets in the Woodsfield subdivision.

er said. “We anticipate the work being performed in August. “Generally, the work is completed in about three weeks,” he said. The township has had an annual paving program since the 1980s. The work is funded by the township’s share of state gasoline taxes and motor vehicle license tax receipts, as well as its portion of the Fairfield County road and bridge fund. From 2006 to 2010, Violet Township spent an

average of $450,000 on its annual pavement maintenance contract, Butcher said. However, the rising price of materials has limited the scope of the program, he said. “In the past 10 years, asphalt prices have risen from $35 per ton to nearly $70 per ton,” Bucher said. “However, our paving budget has remained consistent or flat at about $450,000. Therefore, in 2011, we are resurfacing one-half the lane miles we were able to treat 10 years ago. “To put that in perspective, roads paved in 2010 may not get resurfaced until 2030,” he said. “In 2001, Violet Township’s philosophy was to resurface streets approximately every seven to 10 years. Today, the frequency between paving cycles is about 20 years,” Butcher added. “Violet Township, like many local governments, is facing a critical period of time, where unless alterSee STREET PAVING, page A2

Dunlap bemoans Waterloo bridge project delays By NATE ELLIS ThisWeek Community Newspapers A Violet Township official recently expressed frustration over a lack of action on a pending bridge project, despite the availability of state funding. Last February, the Ohio Public Works Commission announced that Violet Township had been awarded a $108,000 grant to enhance the Waterloo Road bridge to allow for twoway traffic.

As a result, the township and the Fairfield County Engineer’s Office agreed to share the remaining cost of replacing the bridge, which at the time township officials estimated would be approximately $86,000. Further, a portion of the local share would be temporarily offset by a $36,000 OPWC loan for the project, which could be paid off at no interest over 30 years. This was all welcome news to the township, which for the better part of eight years has sought to widen

the bridge to improve traffic safety and make it easier for emergency response vehicles to pass. However, a growing sense of aggravation has set in, as trustees wait for the county engineer’s office to present design plans for the work. “We finally said we’ll split half of the local share,” Violet Township trustee Terry Dunlap said. “We submitted it and got the public grant, and (the engineer’s office) still doesn’t have the plans ready. “That’s the frustrating part.”

The bridge is located on the southeast side of Waterloo Road, between Hill and Winchester roads. It crosses a Walnut Creek tributary. According to Violet Township engineer Greg Butcher, recent traffic counts show 2,500 to 3,000 vehicles travel over the bridge each day. That’s up from approximately 1,000 vehicles per day in the late 1990s, he said last February. Increased traffic brought on by

In August, the city of Pickerington will apply for an Ohio Department of Transportation grant which, if awarded, could provide up to 90 percent of the funding for an estimated $3-million to $5-million upgrade to state Route 256. ODOT’s 2011 safety grant recipients likely won’t be known before December, but city engineer Greg Bachman is hopeful Pickerington will be among them. “Certainly, everyone in the area knows how notorious 256 is,” he said. “It looks good for the chances from ODOT.” According to information provided by the city last November, an average of 134 crashes per year occurred on Route 256 between state Route 204 and Refugee Road from 2003 to 2007. At that time, Bachman said the majority of the crashes were due to congestion on the city’s most heavily traveled thoroughfare. For years, the Route 256 corridor in Pickerington also has been on ODOT’s “Hot Spot” list of the 100 worst corridors in the state for traffic accidents. Pickerington’s total operating budget for 2011 is approximately $7.7 million so financing a road project costing upwards of $5 million by itself is out of the question for city’s the foreseeable future. However, Pickerington City Council in recent years has approved recommendations by Bachman and city manager Bill Vance to set aside $800,000 to supplement any Route 256 grant the city might receive. See ROUTE 256 GRANT, page A2

Planning agreement

After township vote, pact hinges on city council action By NATE ELLIS ThisWeek Community Newspapers Violet Township trustees last week endorsed an agreement with the city of Pickerington that could lead to the two governments sharing information about proposed development projects and land uses. The trustees unanimously approved a joint planning agreement July 6 with Pickerington. The agreement, which was proposed by Pickerington city manager Bill Vance and Violet Township director of operations Bill Yaple, seeks to commit the two governments to inform each other of all potential development and land-use projects within five days of receiving official proposals. See PLANNING PACT, page A2


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Continued from page A1 Continued from page A1 nate sources of funding for the maintenance of infrastructure are identified, the standard of wellmaintained, safe, roadways we have grown accustomed to will be more difficult to preserve.” In July 2010, Violet Township trustees approved placing a 2-mill, five-year levy on the ballot to help fund road maintenance and all related township services. If passed, it would have cost township homeowners an additional $35 per $100,000 home valuation each year and generated $1.085-million per year, according to information from the Fairfield County auditor. It also would have marked the first time in the township’s history that a road maintenance levy had been sought. However, less than a month later, the trustees decided not to proceed because a $6,750 random telephone survey conducted by Columbusbased Opinion Consultants determined that township residents didn’t support additional taxes for road maintenance. According to the survey, which randomly telephoned 270 residents and solicited 150 completed responses, 64 percent of respondents opposed a road levy and 56 percent said road improvements were not a priority.

Another 38 percent of those polled said there was no need for road improvements, while 50 percent felt improvements were needed to “some extent.” Only 12 percent said there was a “definite need” for road improvements. Violet Township director of operations Bill Yaple said the need for a road maintenance levy remains, but township officials won’t proceed with one this November because township officials need to continue efforts to better educate residents about the funding and infrastructure challenges facing the area. “We were touching all the roads about every six to eight years and now we’re touching them all about every 12 to 14 years,”Yaple said. “We need to get back to (the previous schedule) or we’ll be in serious trouble.” Last year, Violet Township spent more than $1 million for roadway paving after initial work revealed more extensive damage than expected to streets and roads identified for the program. When this year’s paving plans are finalized, the streets and roads that will be resurfaced will be identified on the Violet Township website,, Butcher said.

“If we can get a grant, we’ll see where we stand financially with the city and all the entities around here,” Bachman said. “… We will be requesting a 90-percent grant. If we are fortunate enough to get this kind of grant and, say, the project’s cost is $5 million, then we will have to come up with $500,000, plus any amenities that aren’t deemed grant-eligible.” Should funding come through, the city’s plans for improving Route 256 include: • Adding a third Route 256 southbound lane from Hunter’s Run/Marcus Cinemas to Refugee Road. This would be accomplished by resurfacing and restriping, not by actually widening the road. • Adding a third Route 256

BRIDGE PROJECT the 2004 construction of the interchange at Hill and Diley roads has led to a recurrence of “meetings” of motorists attempting to travel both directions on what is essentially a one-lane bridge, Butcher said at the time. Adding to Dunlap’s urgency to complete the widening project is the Franklin County Engineer’s Office’s plan to renovate a bridge near the intersection of Winchester and LithopolisWinchester roads, in the southeast quadrant of Canal Winchester. That work is expected to take place next year, he said. “If those two bridges are out at the same time, the only ways around them would be to go out to Pickerington Road, onto Winchester Road and come back,” he said. “Or you would have to take Gender Road or Washington Street into Lithopolis and come back three miles to get back to Winchester Road. “Law enforcement and fire (officials) would be greatly delayed and it would create a problem for people south of the (Waterloo Road) bridge,” Dunlap said. “It just seems like the engineer’s promises are hollow and empty.”

northbound lane at state Route 204/Tussing Road. Currently, there are three receiving lanes on the other side of the traffic signal. • Adding a fourth Route 256 northbound lane at the eastbound I-70 entrance ramp. Currently, there are four receiving lanes on the other side of the traffic signal. • Resurfacing Route 256. • Adding center landscape medians where possible. • Completing sidewalk sections that are missing. • Converting signals to color mast-arm supports. • Reconfiguring signal heads to be centered over each lane. • Adding backplates to all signal heads. • Putting large street name signs on the signal mast arms. • Adding street lights to the


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It also would create a panel of at least two representatives from both governments who would offer recommendations based on the land-use and development proposals coming before the township and city. According to supporters, the JPA would foster a spirit of cooperation between the geographic neighbors, who admittedly have had difficulties working together in the past. They also say it aims to produce less obtrusive and mutually beneficial developments and land uses. “It’s good for the community,” Violet Township trustee Terry Dunlap said. “It shows a spirit of cooperation to all the developers and people coming to the community. We’re going to work together.” Under the terms enacted by the township, the agreement would be in place for five years. Though not legally binding, it stipulates the township and city

That’s not the case, according to Fairfield County chief deputy engineer Jeff Baird. He said his office currently is designing a wider Waterloo Road bridge and hopes to have plans completed within the next month. “We’re doing the plans ourselves, and I have a limited staff,” Baird said. “I just haven’t had time to deal with it personally. It’s a manpower issue. “I still have the whole county that I’m responsible for,” he said. “(Violet Township) is not the only area I’m responsible for. Those plans are going to be done this year.” Baird said he’s aware of Franklin County’s nearby bridge plans and his office is coordinating plans to conduct the two projects at different times. “We’re trying to make sure both of those bridges are not closed at the same time,” he said. Baird said he doubts the Waterloo Road bridge project will be completed this year but a contract for the work should be in place in 2011.

intersections. • Installing Americans with Disabilities-compliant sidewalks and pedestrian signal heads. In the meantime, Violet Township officials have agreed to pledge support to the project by submitting a letter to ODOT stating the need for the grant. “I wholeheartedly support a letter to fix 256,” Violet Township trustee Terry Dunlap said. Should the city’s grant proposal be awarded, Bachman said, plan preparations and approvals could take up to two years. Therefore, actual construction likely wouldn’t begin until 2013-14.

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Pickerington’s female station agent Then: Helen Jolly Fick served as station agent of the Pickerington Depot from 1946 to 1957. She replaced her father, Clifford R. Jolly, when he retired. At that same time, the depot’s outdoor privy was retired and replaced with indoor plumbing. In this circa 1950 photo, Helen Jolly Fick can be seen handing written orders, which she received by telegraph, to the engineer on a southbound freight train. In addition to knowing Morse code, the Pickerington station agent had to work a six-day week, keep books, handle mailbags for the post office, receive change for the local bank, unload the milk cans from the “milk trains” and lift other freight. In 1950, passenger train service to Pickerington was discontinued; however, freight service remained for a few more years. Now: After the Pickerington Depot closed in 1958, the building was used for storage until purchased by John Grunewald nearly 20 years later. Grunewald restored the Depot and rebuilt the Section House (the latter can be seen at the right side in the bottom photo.) Both buildings are located at 50 N. Center St. in Olde Pickerington Village. According to Grunewald, “The original Section House, gone since about 1960, was where the new building now stands. It was used by section hands, who maintained the rail, to store their hand car and tools.” Helen Jolly Fick’s wooden message wand, as seen in the upper photo, and other railroad memorabilia are on display at the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society Museum. 15 E. Columbus St. Visit the museum as you shop for fresh local produce, sidewalk and yard sale treasures during the Olde Village Flea Market on Saturday, Aug. 6 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is always free at the museum, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday. More information about the museum and flea market can be found online at

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Letters Lions Club appreciates help To the editor: It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the 2010-2011 president of the Pickerington Lions Club. The past 12 months have been busy ones for us due to the many activities in which our members have been involved, such as our annual Pizza Challenge, “White Cane” campaign and, of course, our sponsorship and organization of Pickerington’s Labor Day parade and fish fry. On behalf of the Lions Club, I want to thank all of the residents of Pickerington and Violet Township who have supported us with your attendance at our events and your donations to our club. Without your support, we could not continue to do the work that we do in our community and throughout the world. Locally, during the past 12 months, our club has collected more than 1,100 pairs of used eyeglasses to get them into the hands of people for whom they can still be of help. We paid for eye exams and glasses for those who could not afford them. We adopted Fairfield County families at Christmas and Thanksgiving. All in all, we have made donations totaling just under $10,000 this past year. We are understandably proud of our club’s activities, but we also understand that we could not accomplish these things without the community’s support. Because we value that support, the Lions Club has produced an annual report for the 2010-11 year for the community to review. We believe that information is power and we want our fellow residents to be assured that their support of the Pickerington Lions Club is helping great causes right here in Pickerington, Fairfield County, Ohio and even globally. Please go to the homepage of our website at to view our annual report. As always, if you would like to

join our club and help make a positive difference in the community feel free to call me at (614) 8334728. Brian Fox Pickerington

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come dependent on science and technology, it is imperative that we support school districts that are willing to train today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners — not just in this community, but within the broader marketplace. Our students are not just competing with students down the street for positions such as these, but they are competing with students around the world. I want to say I did my job in helping them to be successful in this endeavor. The Pickerington Local School District levy on Aug. 2 will give voters the opportunity to continue providing the high standard of education that brought so many of us — parents, business owners and others — to Pickerington in the first place. It will allow our educators to develop the tools and resources which are needed to give every student a chance at academic excellence. Please join me in voting for strong schools and a strong community.

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Visit “To Dr. Mantia, we have had a great four, four-and-a-half years,” board President Lisa Reade said. “… We really want to thank Karen for her dedication to the students of this school district.” Mantia said she was sad to leave Pickerington, which she called “a great place to work.” “It is really hard to leave here, even though I’m going home to be with my family,” Mantia, a Cincinnati-area native said. “I can tell you, this is an awesome place. Thank you for letting me serve here.”

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Support appreciated by Vote for Pick Kids To the editor: The Vote for Pick Kids Committee would like to send a big thank you to the wonderful restaurants of our community that participated in the Dine and Donate

fundraiser on June 22. In addition, our appreciation extends to the community members who patronized those restaurants that day. This event was a great way for people in the district to support both local businesses and the Pickerington Local School District, of which we are all so justifiably proud. Strong families, strong busi-

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$2,000-a-month stipend and a $500-a-month car allowance to Jim Sotlar, who will take over as the district’s interim superintendent on Aug. 1. The board also approved a $1,000-a-month stipend for Bob Blackburn, who will serve as interim assistant superintendent, effective Aug. 1. Additionally, outgoing Superintendent Karen Mantia, who will leave Aug. 1 to become superintendent of the Lakota Local School District near Cincinnati, was recognized for her service to the district.

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Coming up To add, remove or update a listing, be open. Interested health care profes- p.m. Tuesdays in the first-floor conemail sionals who would like to volunteer ference room at Kroger, 1045 Hill Road N. Visit should call (740) 927-7729. Pickerington Lions Club, meets Event the second and fourth Thursdays of Meetings St. Pius X Festival, 6-11 p.m. Aug. the month. For location and time, call 5-6 at the church, 1051 Waggoner Pickerington Garden Club, 1 p.m. 920-0800. Road, Reynoldsburg. Food, live music, Wednesday, July 20, at the PickeringReynoldsburg/Pickerington Rogames, bingo, Monte Carlo, raffles ton Public Library, 201 Opportunity tary Club, noon Tuesdays at Wesley and a silent auction will be featured. Way. Cord Camera will present a proRidge Community Center, 2225 state Visit gram on garden photography. New Route 256. Visit tival. members welcome. Call Libby Stearns or email viperoffice@viperprotecat (614) 837-4455 or Barbara Kochick for more informaHealth at (614) 837-3951. tion. Pickerington AmSpirit, 8:30-9:45 Pickerington Area Kiwanis Club, Medical clinic, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Vine- a.m. Fridays at Pizza Cottage, 1000 noon the second and fourth Tuesdays yard Community Church, 15187 Palmer Old Diley Road. This is a business net- of the month at Romeo’s Pizza, 80 W. Road, Reynoldsburg. Free sports and working and referral group meeting. Church St. All are welcome. For more school physicals, health screenings and Visitors are welcome. Visit amspirit- information, call Deblin Jennings at (614) 833-3803. treatment for non-emergency illnesses Pickerington Toastmasters, 7:30 Central Ohio 9-12 Project, 5 p.m. are offered. The VCC food pantry will

the second Wednesday and 7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Meeting location varies. For information, call Mike Lyons at (614) 561-4040 or email Violet Grange, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Grange Hall, 36 Lockville Road. Beta Sigma Phi-Xi Kappa Omega chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month. For meeting location and time or for membership information, call Norma at (614) 837-4265.

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Metro Parks The following is a list of Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District programs for this week. Blacklick Woods Metro Park 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg • Metro Five-0: Breathing, Laughing and Other Good Things, 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday at the Beech Maple Lodge for ages 50 and older. Do some exercise to improve your breathing combined with Laughter Yoga. All activities can be done while seated. Pickerington Ponds Metro Park 7680 Wright Road, Canal Winchester • Howl at the Moon, 9 p.m. Saturday at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Take a two-mile walk with your dog. • Preschoolers: Bats, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area. Learn about bats through games, stories and activities.

Slate Run Metro Park 1375 state Route 674 N., Canal Winchester • Friday Night Light, 9 p.m. Friday at the Buzzard’s Roost Picnic Area. Walk a mile as the full moon rises. • Preschoolers: Hungry Turtle Puppet Show, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Shady Grove Program Area for children ages 3-5. Watch a puppet show about a turtle that is trying to figure out his favorite food. Meet a live turtle.

ing in Pickerington north of Refugee Road, Etna, Reynoldsburg and Pataskala. Email or call Susan at (513) 349-4081. Southeast Moms Group, 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Road. For information, visit Fairfield County Autism Resource Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Early Childhood Center, 1592 Granville Pike, Lancaster. For more information, call 653-4489 or 862-6171. Grief Support Group, sponsored by Fairhope Hospice, meets for lunch at noon the first Wednesday of the month, at the Fairfield County District Library, 219 N. Broad St., Lancaster. Call (740) 654-7077.


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Continued from page A6 list at the farmhouse and participate in a scavenger hunt. Three Creeks Park 3860 Bixby Road, Groveport • Full Moon by Tram, 9 p.m. Saturday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Watch the sun set and moon rise while riding the tram and searching for animals active at night. • Going Batty, 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Heritage Nature Center, 551 Wirt Road. Get a closeup look at bats with the help of a bat detector. • Metro Five-0: Picnic in the Park, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Confluence Trails bulletin board. Bring a picnic lunch and learn about some of the edible plants along the trail on a tram ride around the park. Coffee, iced tea and dessert provided.

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Courtney Wilson, daughter of Jeffrey and Deanna Wilson of Pickerington, and Daniel Cole, son of Timothy and Crystal Cole of Logan, Ohio, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be graduated from Harvest Preparatory School in 2005 and from Ohio University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in hearing, speech and language science. She will graduate in 2012 with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Ohio University. She is an Ohio Masters Network Initiatives in Education student and a speech-language pathologist for the Perry-Hocking Educational Service Center. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Logan High School and a 2008 graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He is an application engineer at Miba Bearings in McConnelsville. The couple plan a fall wedding in central Ohio.

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Ohio Elite squad earns tournament title By FRANK DiRENNA ThisWeek Community Newspapers

The ceremonial drenching — and the victory — must have been quite refreshing for Ohio Elite 14-and-under baseball coach David Lee. Ohio Elite beat the Ohio Force of Cincinnati 7-1 in the Buckeye Elite Showcase Tournament 14-and-under championship game on July 10 at Olentangy High School. As the team celebrated in the outfield on a hot afternoon, players poured a cooler of water over Lee.

Ohio Elite improved to 41-9 this season. Pitcher Brad Wilson, who will attend Northridge, pitched a complete game. He allowed six hits, struck out eight and walked one. “We’re starting to come together as a team,” Wilson said. “We’ve been having trouble the first couple of weeks, but everybody is starting to hit at the same time, everybody is fielding, all of our pitching is coming together. We’re coming together very well.” Cameron Comer’s RBI single scored Kyle Galyk with the game’s first run in

the fifth inning. “We just came out and hit the ball like we knew how to, played like we knew how to and we knew we’d win,” said Comer, who attends Olentangy Liberty. Ohio Elite added three runs in the sixth, highlighted by Tyrell Harris’ tworun single, and three runs in the seventh, with Comer delivering a two-run single. Second baseman Evan Lee, the coach’s son, made a key defensive play when he caught a line drive and doubled off Force leadoff batter Jordan

Ramey at third base in the fourth inning to keep the game scoreless. Ohio Elite advanced to the title game by beating the East Side Irish 18-5 in six innings, the Great Lakes Giants 102, the Academy Stars of Buffalo 3-2 and Team New Era of Buffalo 16-5 in five innings. Ohio Elite received a championship T-shirt, plaque and commemorative bat. “We’ve really peaked the last couple of weeks,” coach Lee said. “Brad pitched a complete game. We knew coming in he was one of our top pitchers. ... The best thing with our staff is we’re eight,

nine deep and they all throw.” •The Columbus Cobras 18-andunder team reached a semifinal but lost to the Lookouts of Alliance 4-1 on July 10 at Dublin Jerome. The Cobras advanced to the semifinal round with a come-from-behind 54 win over Steve’s Sports of Mayfield. Trailing 4-2 with two outs in the seventh inning, the Cobras’ Kendall Johnson hit a routine fly ball to left fielder Drew Teller, who dropped it, allowing the tying runs to score. See BASEBALL, page B3


Athletes describe ideal coach One of the most critical aspects in the development of a young person comes when an older individual provides a model on how to grow and be successful. While parents set the standard for influencing their daughters and sons, coaches can have an enormous impact on how student-athletes LARRY perceive themLARSON selves, how hard they want to work to get better and how they make adjustments when things go right or wrong. This week, the high school student-athletes writing in my summer series detail the qualities they like best in their coaches. Napoleon Bell, Hartley, football and wrestling: “I like a coach whose top goals are not only the success of the team but also are geared towards the betterment of the athletes and people around him.” Morgan Ransom, Columbus Academy, golf: “I love having a coach who wants what is best for me and is willing to push me to be the best. It is also important that a coach is there for you on a bad day.” Mary Wells, Westerville Central, bowling: “To me, the key things for being a successful coach is knowledge of the sport and being patient with the athlete.” Michela Paradiso, Upper Arlington, soccer and basketball: “I like an intense coach who coaches me to improve every day and who knows the potential of his or her players and refuses to let them fall short.” Jimmy Gammill, New Albany, football: “I like coaches who have a sense of humor and who are relaxed, but at the same time with that coach, you know you can’t slack off and always have to work hard.” Jake Blankenship, Gahanna, pole vault: “What is important to me is that a coach has experience in pole vaulting and has had multiple different inputs from other coaches and how to be successful in vaulting.” Austin Cuervo, St. Charles, golf: “I like a coach that is laid back and easy going, but is always confident in their team and always wants to compete at the highest level of play.” Chase Delande, Hilliard Davidson, football and wrestling: “What is important to me is that a coach is willing to get you to be the best and puts time into your effort. Also, I like coaches who will help you prepare for the next level of your sport.” Faith Washington, Reynoldsburg, track: “I like to see motivation and sometimes frustration from a coach because it shows that they care about their athletes and want to bring out the best in them.” Next week, the student-athletes will write about one of the vital crossroads in their careers: how to handle defeat and disappointment. I’ll see you at a game.

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Rick Parcher, 71, has been coaching in the North Columbus Comets program since helping form the club in 1962.


Parcher’s influence goes beyond field By FRANK DiRENNA ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Rick Parcher has been an ambassador and teacher of baseball for 50 years. He not only instructs his players on the finer points of the game, but provides “life lessons” by reading poems and stories to help emphasize his points. “There are so many life lessons in baseball,” said the 71-year-old Parcher, who

coaches Tree of Life Christian School in the spring and the North Columbus Comets in the summer. “A lot of (the lessons) you learn the hard way — learning to deal with victory and defeat, success and failure. You learn how to make your own needs secondary to those of the team. “Those things all come automatically with athletics, but I believe life lessons that are learned are learned more carefully, definitely and effectively if the

process is guided by the coach, so I do a lot of talking.” Parcher, who has coached at Tree of Life since 1995, winning four MOCAL championships, helped form the Comets in 1962 during his senior year at the University of Wisconsin. The team’s first home field was at Whetstone Park. The Under-14 travel team now is a member of the Central Ohio Youth Base-

ball League. The Comets improved to 16-8 with a 14-4, five-inning win over the Grove City Vipers on July 6 at Ridgeview Middle School, which has been the team’s home since 1975. Parcher was part of a group that helped build four fields at Ridgeview. The complex now has seven fields. See PARCHER, page B2

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Backes powered Golden Bears to state title By PATRICK DOLAN ThisWeek Community Newspapers

In the days leading up to the 2000 Division I state championship game between the Upper Arlington High School football team and Solon, Golden Bears running back and safety Jeff Backes was named Ohio’s Mr. Football. More than 10 years later, Backes admits that he felt some additional pressure to play well because of the award. However, he didn’t let the pressure get the best of him as he rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries and preserved a 15-9 victory on Dec. 2, 2000, at Fawcett Stadium in Canton with an interception with less than a minute remaining. UA finished 15-0 and became the first central Ohio team to win the big-school state title since the inception of the playoffs in 1972. “No other Mr. Football (honorees) had won the state championship, so in a way there was some added pressure,” said Backes, a 2001 UA graduate who went on to play for Northwestern University. “But I was confident in

testament to his toughness because he rose to that challenge. “It was a tremendous performance on his part. He had a great supporting cast, but nonetheless it was a great performance. Any time you rush for 180 yards in a Division I state championship game, I think that’s a superior performance.” Backes, who was 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds in his senior season at UA, opened the scoring in the championship game with a 15yard touchdown run with 8 minutes, 23 seconds left in the first quarter. The two-point conversion gave UA an 8-0 lead. On the touchdown run, Backes took the handoff from quarterback Brian Ramey on a draw play and broke a tackle by Solon safety Steve Watson at the 5-yard line. Solon, which finished 14-1, The Columbus Dispatch file photo reached the end zone in the second quarter but failed to convert Jeff Backes, who was named Mr. Football the week of the 2000 Division I state final, rushed for the two-point conversion and 183 yards and had a game-saving interception in a 15-9 win over Solon. trailed 8-6 at halftime. The my teammates and my own abil- nouncement to have been made a big game like that,” said Mayne, Comets got the ball to start the ities.” after the championship game. who coached the Bears from second half but went three-andDarrell Mayne, who was UA’s “As a coach, you don’t want 1998-2004. “That just adds to the out, and the ensuing punt gave coach at the time, would have one of your (players) to have that adrenaline flow of the opponent. See BACKES, page B2 preferred the Mr. Football an- honor bestowed on them before But what Jeff did that game is a

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Bexley graduate making impact in Kenya By PAUL BATTERSON

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 pick one thing to do each day,” Levey said. “Something that would take 15 to 30 minutes here takes three to six hours over there for some reason. “The happiest moment (of my time in Kenya) was probably the first day the league started. I was sitting there watching the U-12 teams play. This kid scored and he was mobbed in the corner by his teammates and they were imitating the things they’ve seen from (England’s) Wayne Rooney and all the other soccer stars. It kind of brought of tears to my eyes. That made all the hard work worth it.”

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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. Ben Levey “The passion for soccer over there is incredible. I have never seen anything like it before,” said Levey, who played for the Lions’ 2003 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 14-team 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

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.

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.” Levey will play host to a fundraiser called “Kick Back 4 Kids” at 6 p.m. Monday, July 18, at the Bexley-area Old Bag of Nails, 18 North Nelson Road. Money from a silent auction as well as a portion of the proceeds from food and drink sales will go toward buying goalposts, nets, balls, jerseys and additional equipment for the LCFL.

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 to have him back this season, but he’s decided the work he’s doing in Kenya is much need-

Counting down to No. 1 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. 6-10. Check back next week for No. 4 and let us know your thoughts at NOS. 6-10: 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 touch-

downs 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 entering 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.

“They were in a four-receiver set and were trying to stretch the field and get one of the seams,” Mayne said. “The quarterback put a little bit of a loft on the ball and right away I thought, ‘Man, I think Jeff will pick this off.’ Of course, he did, and he had the presence of mind to not try to be a hero and try to return it (for a touchdown).” “Someone turned to me in the huddle and said, ‘Make a play, Jeff,’” Backes said, “and a couple plays later, I made a read on the ball and the rest is history.” UA’s offense came onto the field and, after two kneel-downs by Ramey, the game was over and the celebration began. “After Jeff scored (in the third quarter), from that point on, both sides couldn’t move the ball,” said Ramey, also a 2001 UA graduate. “Then, all of a sudden, (the Comets) go to the no-huddle offense and start moving the ball. You start to get nervous, but then out of nowhere (Backes) makes the interception. It was pandemonium on the sidelines.” During the postgame celebration, a UA fan held a sign that read, “Backes is God.” “He’s been telling us all year that the offensive line is his savior,” Lisi said after the game. “Tonight ... he was our savior.” Backes finished the 2000 season with a then-state record 3,353 yards rushing and 44 touchdowns. According to the OHSAA, he now ranks third in state history in rushing yards in a season, behind Bedford Chanel’s Tony Franklin (3,439) and Williamsburg’s Jason Bainum (3,386), both of whom surpassed his total in 2001. “He just continued to produce over and over again,” Ramey said of Backes. “It’s pretty amazing

what he did (in the championship game).” Backes now is 28 years old and a third-year medical resident in orthopedic surgery at Mount Carmel West. He and his wife, Marissa, have two daughters — Leighton, 23 months, and Brooklyn, 7 months.

BACKES Continued from page B1 UA the ball on its own 38. On the Bears’ first offensive play of the second half, Backes took the handoff from Ramey and ran to the right behind left tackle Simon Fraser and left guard Matt Lisi, both of whom pulled on the play. Backes got to the outside and outraced Solon linebacker Marc Leighton and Comets cornerbacks J.T. Staiger and Justin Bitner down the right side to the end zone for a 62-yard touchdown. The extra point by John Tarpy gave UA a 15-6 lead with 10:53 left in the third quarter. “It was a beautiful lead block by Simon Fraser, and Jeff popped it and went down the sideline,” Mayne said. “They weren’t going to catch him.” “Two linemen were pulling on the play,” Backes said. “We had an athletic line, which allowed us to do a lot of counter plays. (The linemen) made their blocks, and it turned into a footrace (to the end zone).” Solon cut the deficit to 15-9 on a 36-yard field goal by Tim Echan with 4:18 left in the third quarter but wouldn’t cross into Bears territory again until its final possession, which started from its own 30 with 1:40 remaining in the game. The Comets needed just five plays to reach the UA 22. Then, after an incomplete pass on first down, Solon quarterback Jay Price tried to hit running back Scott Greenberg, who had lined up as a receiver, down the middle of the field in the end zone. However, Backes stepped in front of Greenberg and intercepted the pass at the goal line, returning the ball to the UA 11 with 46 seconds left.

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ed. 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, “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 togeth- er trash bags and wrap them into

PARCHER Continued from page B1 Parcher was recognized for his contributions to the sport during the North Columbus Sports Firecracker Tournament on July 4 at Ridgeview. Parcher received a plaque for his years of service and a field at Ridgeview was named in his honor. The Comets then honored their coach by winning the U-14 division title. “I’ve told the guys they probably won’t realize how fortunate they are until they’re older and maybe some of them play in college,” Comets assistant coach Rick Sibert said. “They’re learning things now that guys typically don’t learn until they get to play college ball. From a baseball perspective, they’re so fortunate to learn these things and how to play the game the right way.” Parcher has fond memories of teams and players throughout the years. The Comets finished 386 in 1968, 31-0 in 1972 and 413 in 1981. The team has played on the

state, regional and national level, competing in national tournaments in Atlanta, Knoxville and Memphis, Tenn., and Manhattan, Kan. The team won three sportsmanship awards in four years at the Knoxville event. “A lot of that has been a lot of fun, but you can’t do that every year,” Parcher said of competing on the national level. “You have to have both the talent and the interest.” Parcher has coached several players who have enjoyed successful careers in baseball, including Mike Durant, who played in the program in the early 1980s. Durant, a catcher, played at Watterson and Ohio State before playing with the Minnesota Twins in 1996. Parcher recalled that Jeff Smith, who retired as baseball coach at Centennial in 2006, won the Comets’ first sportsmanship award in 1962. Parcher continues to recognize the team’s top sportsman each year. “I’ve coached hundreds of kids,” Parcher said. “The team is

a team of talented kids and almost all of them go on to significant careers in high school and college, a few in the pros. As a result of that there have been a lot of memories and a lot of those guys are still around and I get to see them from time to time. That’s great. I really enjoy that.” It appears Parcher has no intentions of stepping away from the game. “I’m still enjoying myself. There are some various things that will determine whether I decide to come back. One is whether I feel like the group coming up still wants me to be involved. The other would be my health. I’m in reasonably good health. I have a lot of pain in my joints, so I’m doing a lot of sitting down now,” he said. “Every year is gravy from now on. Anything I get after this point is certainly a blessing. I’ve had a great ride. I really have enjoyed it. All of it has been joyful, even the parts that were difficult.”

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PASA champions The U8 girls Green Chimpanzees won the PASA Cup Tournament. They went unbeaten in the regular season and during the tournament. Team members are (first row, from left) Alexandra Stein, Anna Glanzman, Anastacia Viau, Tristen Keuchler, Caroline Harrington, Malea Bess, Kennedy Chambers, Riley Long; (second row) coach Scott Harrington and coach Chris Stein.

MOSSL champions The OP Eagles U9 Green girls soccer team won the MOSSL Gold Division Tournament. Team members are (first row, from left) Reily Mullady, Gracyn Eckert, Maddy Leone, Cate Gearhiser; (second row, from left) Ellie Brorein, Claire Combs, Hope Adams, Lilly Keifer and Kayla Primm.

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PASA champions The Wolfpack U10 girls soccer team won the PASA Cup Tournament on May 22. Team members are (first row, from left) Shelby Shawver, Emily Grube, Lexie Blake, Kolya Larson, Cassidy Cubra, Alex Koon, Erin O’Deens, Lilly Kochensparger; (second row) assistant coach Joan Koon and head coach Ely Kleszczelski. Not pictured: Brooke Badgett, Allie Westall and assistant coach Barb Westall.

Gahanna graduate Josh Bokor, who recently completed his freshman season at Ohio State, singled to score Johnson with the winning run. Teller’s two-run double helped Steve’s Sports take a 3-0 lead in the fourth. Grove City graduate T.J. DeVore’s pinch-hit triple in the sixth scored Johnson and closed the Cobras to 3-2. Russ Hogue earned the win in relief. He then pitched a complete game against the Lookouts. “We were flat all day, even the first game, and then we put it together at the end,” Cobras coach Harry Huskey said. “We got our emotional high and then we sit around for 45 minutes and we came out and didn’t play real

well again. The other team took advantage of our three errors and we only had four hits, so we didn’t deserve to win that game.” The Cobras are 35-6 heading into the Pastime Best of the Midwest Tournament at Wright State and the University of Dayton on Thursday, July 14. •The Ohio Elite 17-and-under team finished 2-1-1 in the 18and-under division. Ohio Elite opened the tournament with a 5-1 win over the Ohio Orioles Black before losing to North Canton 3-2. “It’s unfortunate that we didn’t get it done against North Canton, but that’s the nature of tournament play,” coach Chris Huesman said. “You have to win them to move on. We didn’t get that done.” Ohio Elite rebounded to beat

the JBR Rays of Green Bay (Wis.) 8-0. Hilliard Davidson’s Mike Scaglione allowed two hits, struck out five and walked one in a complete-game effort. Ohio Elite and the Columbus Cobras 17-and-under team were tied at 10 on July 9 at Granville when the game was suspended because of darkness. Ohio Elite opted not to return to Granville on July 10 to complete the game in the silver championship bracket. Other champions were the Stark County Terriers in the 18and-under division, the North Georgia Barons in the 16-andunder division and the North Coast Vipers in the 15-and-under division.


Third-place finishers The Pickerington boys fifth- and sixth-grade select lacrosse team placed third in the 16th annual Ohio Cup Tournament. Team members are (first row, from left) Tommy Sphan, Grant Schroeder, Kyle Carter, Alec Warner, A.J. Seavolt, Tyler Coyan, Tanner Annetts; (second row, from left) Hayden Maziarz, Bryce Keaton, Jack Roessler, Josh Austin, Glenn Southward, Blake Coleman, Jack Lowry, Steven Warren, Ryan Grumman, Mark Carberry, Landon Trout; (third row, from left) coaches Sean Trout, Tim Keaton, Mike Coleman, Sean Maziarz and Roger Southward.

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Sports briefs Predators to hold U8 baseball tryouts The Pickerington Predators Maroon U8 travel baseball team (coach pitch) will hold tryouts at 11:30 a.m. July 23 and 24 at 8995 Diley Road NW in Canal Winchester. For more information, contact coach Doug Stemen at (614) 517-3080 or

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Witsken, Schiller defeat OSU duo in open final By PAUL BATTERSON ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Eighteen years after he earned All-American honors for the University of Alabama men’s tennis team, Rick Witsken still is on top of his game. Witsken and Matt Schiller defeated 2011 Ohio State graduate Matt Allare and Buckeyes senior Steve Williams 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in the men’s open final of the Bernard Master Tennis Classic on July 10. The two-day doubles tournament was held at the Wickertree Tennis Club in north Columbus. “I didn’t play for seven years. (Then two years ago) I played well in an individual tennis tournament,” said Witsken, who was one of four players who represented the United States in the Tony Trabert Cup in New Zealand last February. “All of a sudden it was like, ‘Wow, I think I can still do this.’ That kind of motivated me.” “Any time there’s a competitive tournament like this, you know you’re going to playing

against guys like these,” Schiller said. “It’s fun to see if I have any skills left. That’s the main reason I come.” Schiller, who lives in Carmel, Ind., and Witsken, who lives in Zionsville, Ind., also captured the men’s 35 title with a forfeit victory over Toledo’s James Kaser and Lima’s Jerome Moenter in the final. They received $800 apiece for winning the open title and an additional $200 each for winning the 35 championship. Witsken has played in the Bernard Master doubles tournament four times, winning the open division three times and finishing second the other time. Allare, who lives in Columbus, and Williams, of Manlius, N.Y., earned $400 each for reaching the open final while Moenter and Kaser each received $100 for finishing second in the 35 division. Allare and Williams struggled against the return game of Witsken and Schiller. “At Ohio State, we practice volleying quite a bit, but they knew how to volley as well,” said

Pickerington North graduate Brian Weals has committed to playing golf at Mount Union. Weals was an all-OCC and all-district selection for the Panthers. He is the son of David and Diana Weals.

Classes set for volleyball officials Classes are being offered to those interested in becoming a high school volleyball referee. The classes, with instructors Steve and Barb Strome, are

scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays from Monday, July 18, through Aug. 15 at Westerville North. For more information, call (614) 901-8495 or email

Coach offering volleyball clinic Coach Steve Archual is offering a volleyball clinic on Sunday, July 17, for girls entering the seventh grade. Prior club volleyball experience is preferred. For more information about the clinic and registration, visit or email

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

Diebler, Lighty to help direct camp Former Ohio State basketball players Jon Diebler and David Lighty will help direct the fourth annual Buckeye Stars Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 27-29 at Worthington Kilbourne High School. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 18. For more information and registration, visit or call (888) 3892267.

1460 AM to air Crew show The Columbus Crew and RadiOhio have launched “Inside the Crew,” a radio show that will air 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays on “The Fan,” WBNS 1460 AM. The Crew’s radio play-byplay announcer, Neil Sika, and TV analyst Duncan Oughton, a former Crew player, will serve as hosts of the show, which will focus on the team and soccer in central Ohio.

Allare, who won two state doubles and two state singles titles for Kings Mills Kings High School from 2004-07. “They both have very good serves and return of serves. They knew what they were doing.” “They got the ball low at your toes consistently and put the pressure on,” Williams said. “The only thing you can do is serve better and not miss so many first serves. I missed too many first serves and that ended up being a big factor.” Because of low turnout, Wickertree canceled the women’s open in addition to the men’s 45 and men’s 55 divisions. That worked to the benefit of Witsken and Schiller. “We were glad that there weren’t that many teams because we are not young bucks anymore,” Witsken said. “It was 90 degrees and an on-court temperature of 120 degrees. That plays with your mind a little bit as well The PASA/CFA U10 girls soccer team won the Blue Division in the 2011 MOSSL Tournament. Team as your on-court abilities.”

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Full-time entry level posi tion in community mental health center. Willing to train. Degree required. Knowledge of community resources and experience with SMD clients. Must have Ohio driver’s license/auto. Work primari ly in the community. Mile age reimbursement. Sal ary: $11hr., Monday thru Friday, 8am-4:30 pm. Op tion of four 10-hour work days after 6 months available. Applications/resumes ac cepted at NCMHS, 1301 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43201, fax to 614-298-2227, e-mail to EOE

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Columbus State Com munity College seeks an experienced professional for a full-time Accountant 1 position within the Fis cal and Compliance Serv ices Department, in the Business & Administra tive Services Division. Specifically, the appli cant will be responsible for fiscal management of Federal grants including accounts payable, budg ets, and accounts . Qualified candidates must have an Asso ciate’s Degree, one to three years experience in Accounting, Business Ad ministration, Finance or a closely related field. Can didates must have excel lent written and oral com munication skills as well as analytical skills. Expe rience with understand ing Federal regulations is a strong plus. Interested applicants should apply on-line to: EOE MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER Strategic Mortgage Company Is hiring seasoned FHA loan officers. Top pay for top talent. All programs offered and supported. In-house processing, UW, closing, and funding. Located in Short North or work from home. Email resume to INFO@444LOAN.COM Strategic Mortgage Co. 40 West 3rd Avenue Columbus, OH 43201 MB# 803180.000 EEO

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Local Home Health Agen cy is seeking a full time Registered Nurse/Case Manager to work with cli ents in their homes, inde HELP WANTED pendent living facilities or MEDICAL/DENTAL assisted living facilities. This position will involve di rect patient care, involve DIETICIAN Contract position in com - ment in wellness programs munity mental health agen - at various facilities, as well as case management du cy as a consulting dieti ties. Home care experi cian. Must be licensed in the State of Ohio. Will pro - ence and knowledge of oa sis required. Previous vide dietary services in ac CABLE INSTAL cordance with laws, regula - case management experi LATION TECHS ence preferred. Excellent tions and/or local health wage and benefits includ - Employee based company departments. Duties in with benefits hiring full time ed. Please fax resume to clude menu planning for cable installers. No Exp (614) 485-2561 residential consumers to needed. Will train. Apply ensure nutritional needs as At outlined by the Academy Registered Nurse of Science are met. Maxi - Summit’s Trace Healthcare CANVASSERS mum of 20 hours a month. Center is seeking Regis $35/hr. Resumes accepted tered Nurses for our transi WANTED at NCMHS, 1301 N. High tional care unit. Prior longWalk door-to-door to St., Columbus, Ohio term care experience pre Set Appointments for our 43201, e-mail ferred. For confidential Sales Team or fax to consideration email re Base Pay in Addition to 614-298-2227. EOE sume to Weekly, fax to Bonus program. 614-252-5952, or apply in Visit us online at ENJOY THE SUMMER person at: 935 N. Cassady WEATHER AND GET PAID Ave., AT THE SAME TIME $ Columbus, OH 43219 1-800-HANSONS "Get It Done!" HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Call Scott at GENERAL GENERAL (614) 975-3768

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Capital University, a midsize, comprehensive, private university whose community values of diversity and free inquiry are strongly promoted within the Lutheran tradition of higher education is seeking candidates for the Coordinator of Athletics Events & Recreation. This position is responsible for the day to day operation of all athletic events, equipment and athletics facility issues. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A motor vehicle license is required. For a full job description, please visit: http:/ / ent. Please send a cover letter and resume electroni cally to: Athletics Department, capathletics2@capit Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, retirement, family education benefits, longterm disability, life insurance and free parking. Capital University is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Capital University, a midsize, comprehensive, private university whose community values of diversity and free inquiry are strongly promoted within the Lutheran tradition of higher education, is looking for an energetic, friendly and outgoing cashier to join the Finance Office. The Cashier serves as the first point of contact for students and parents inquiring about student accounts and is responsible for processing all cash receipts for the University. Qualifications include one year of office experience or training and excellent abilities in using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel. CSR/Retention Previous cashiering experience is preferred and canReps didates must have ability to Energetic reps needed for handle currency with accu- an Inbound call center in racy and attention to detail. Westerville. $10/hr + un Capital University offers a limited bonuses! Full time rich benefits package that hours between 11a-10p, includes medical, dental, M-F, some Sat. shifts. retirement, family educa- Email resumes to hober@i tion benefits, long-term dis-, or call ability, life insurance and 614-775-1400. free parking. 37.5 hr/wk. Competitive hourly rate. Custodial Please send a cover letter Supervisor and resume electronically to For a full position description, go 12:30pm-9pm, M-F, down to town Columbus. Must have ment. Capital University is custodial supervisory exp an equal opportunity em- in the last 4 out of 5 yrs. in ployer. Qualified minorities, approx 225,000 sqft build women, and persons with ing. Supervise 7 employ disabilities are encouraged ees. Administer custodial to apply. operations, maintain & re pair equipment, must be Childcare/Preschool knowledgable in all types Reynoldsburg area, on bus of floor work. Clean back line needs Teachers, ground check is required. Floaters & Subs. Retired Send cover letter and re teachers, nurses & other sume to: professionals encouraged to apply. Competitive pay VGS, Inc. & benefits. Send resume & 1260 N. High Street cover letter to Director, PO Columbus, OH 43201 BOX 547 Brice, OH 43109. Fax (614) 421-6871 Email: VGS is an AA/EOE M/F/D/V

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Geriatric Social Worker Full-Time: LISW prefer red; LSW considered. Di rect service with elderly, including home visits with case management, emotional support/ coun seling. Some office coun seling may take place de pending on professio nal’s experience and cli ent need. Heavy empha sis on relationshipbuilding, case manage ment and aging suppor tive services along with mental health interven tion. To be considered, please send a cover let ter and resume to shunt@northwestcouns or fax to: S. Hunt at (614) 457-7896

GROUNDSKEEPING FT &/or PT grounds needed at large E. Cols apts. Competitive pay! Benefits (FT only). Drug test req. Please apply in person at Williamsburg Sq., 1863 Bairsford Dr. or fax resumes to 614-866-3920. No phone calls. We are a smoke-free company.

Immediate Openings Reynoldsburg Area Assembly, Welding, Material Services Temp to hire, Fastpaced, stand 8 hrs, lift 50 lbs. HS diploma/ GED, drug screen, bkgd check and steel toed boots required. 1st & 2nd shift, must be flexible to work either shift. $9/hr 1st shift $9.50/hr 2nd shift Call 740-788-9055

LEASING FT Exp. leasing/sales person needed at large E. Cols apts. Competitive pay, bonuses & benefits. Drug test req. Please apply in person at Williamsburg Sq.,1863 Bairsford Dr. or fax resume to 866-3920. No phone calls. We are a smoke-free company.

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Plan & coordinate resident events. $11-13/hr, benefits & bonuses. Must be able to work some late evenings & weekends. Customer service or sales background req. Outgoing personality. Fax 614-7612411 or apply in person at Asherton of Dublin Apts., 5400 Asherton Blvd., Dublin. We are a smoke-free company.


Position availablepart-time. Experience preferred. Must be available for eve ning and weekend hours. Animal Care Center at Cherry Way, Gahanna Fax resume 614-475-7337 or email to: No phone calls please.

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Cert. tech needed at is accepting applications Marysville apts. for Recreation Specialist. Competitive pay & Candidates must complete benefits. Drug test req. online application at www. Apply in person at Arbors Deadline for of Marysville, 436 W. 3rd. applying is July 22, 2011. EOE MAINTENANCE FT Exp. tech needed for scattered locations in E Cols. Recruiter- Healthcare Must be Universal HVAC cert., have plumbing/ elec- We are currently in search trical exp. general knowl- of a self driven, go getter to learn the recruiting edge of appliance repairs business! & be extremely organized. Emergency rotating on-call & drug test req. Please fax High call volume and the drive to concur a tough resume to 866-2511. We challenge is a must! are a smoke-free company. Healthcare experience a MAINTENANCE / plus but not necessary.


This is all phone work with Experienced supervisor & the expectations to make maintenance/ punch out 100+ calls a day. person needed for large, busy, luxury apts. Supervi- If you are tenacious, have sor must be HVAC & EPA ability to build relationships certified & exp. supervising and enjoy being rewarded large staff. All positions with $$ for your success, must have own tools, reliathis will be for you. ble transportation, valid drivers license. Call 614- No travel, laid back office 761-0222 or apply in perenvironment. This is a son at Asherton of Dublin commission based Apts., 5400 Asherton Blvd., postion. The average Dublin. We are a smokeincome is $45K your first free company. year, $55-85K second / third! $100K potential! Parks Positions

(part-time) City of Gahanna –Seeking candidates for janitorial work or candidates with previous arbor or horticul ture exp. $9.50/hr. Apply at EOE.

Patrol Officer The City of Athens is now accepting applications for patrol officer, to establish an eligibility list. The starting pay is $20.33 per hour, plus shift differential and education incentives. Extensive testing process including physical abilities test, complete background investigation, post-offer medical, psychological and polygraph exams are required. Preference may be given to applicants who have a current OPOTA certification and/or college degree in police science, criminal justice, psycholo gy, sociology, public administration or business administration. Excellent driving record is mandato ry. Interested applicants may obtain an application packet at the Mayor’s Office, City Bldg., 8 E. Washington St., Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. General inquiries may be sent to the Personnel Director via e-mail: creagan@ci.ath Completed applications must be received in the Mayor’s Office by 4;00 pm, Friday, July 15, 2011. The City reserves the right to recruit additional applicants if an insufficient number are received. The City of Athens encourages applications from women and minorities.

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ROUTE SUPERVISOR Cadillac Coffee Company is seeking energetic, re sponsible candidate for Route Supervisor position in Columbus and surround ing area. Ideal candidate would have route, beverage/food service and sales background, knowl edge of hospitality industry a plus. Must have with good driving record, be able to lift up to 50 lbs, and have excellent manage ment skills. Competitive base salary and bonus op portunities with full benefit package. Submit resume to

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Directions for Youth & Families provides com munity based treatment and prevention services for the Franklin County area, emphasizing commitment to family, school, and work. The following opportunity exists for Social Workers who are interested in being part of our dynamic results oriented team. Outreach Counseling. Looking for energetic, dedicated persons to pro vide assessment and coun seling services to youth in a Central Ohio school dis trict. Minimum require ments are a Bachelor’s de gree in social work or relat ed field and current licen sure as a social worker or counselor. Two years expe rience working with youth and their families preferred. (Job Code LS) Interested applicants may submit their resume to: Directions For Youth & Fami lies, Attn: Human Resour ces, 1515 Indianola Ave., Cols, OH 43201, fax: 614294-3247, email: hr@dfyf.o rg. No phone calls please. Directions for Youth & Families is an EOE M/F/D/V


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Resp. for planning, imple menting, and supervising all classroom activities. AA degree in ECE & 1 year exp. teaching preschoolage children required. BA/BS Deg. in ECD/Ed. or related fields & Head Start exp. pref. Bilingual skills a plus

Community-based sub stance abuse services agency seeks Coalition Co ordinator for Drug-Free Delaware coalition.Knowl edge or experience in alcohol/drug prevention, community organization and public policy develop ment. Must be able to Assistant Teacher work with diverse groups Under the direct supervi including law enforcement, sion of the Classroom schools, social service or Teacher, work as part of a ganizations, healthcare classroom teaching team. providers, faith community, ECD/Ed. certificate req’d; parents and youth to re AA in ECE & Head Start duce negative consequen exp. pref. Bilingual skills ces of alcohol/drug use. a plus. Skills must include plan ning, implementation, facili tation, project manage Cook Resp. for the ordering, pre - ment, ability to work inde pendently and manage paring, serving and docu multiple priorities. Excel mentation of meals & lent public speaking and snacks for pre-school chil written communication dren. HS diploma/GED skills required. OCPS Cer req’d. 1yr. exp. as a cook tification or related or 2 yrs. training in Culina degree/licensure and eligi ry Sc. Exp. in menu bility for certification. planning. All candidates are req’d to have a valid Ohio DL & submit to a background check and drug screen. Submit resume & cover let ter via e-mail to HR@cul.or g. Application Deadline: July 15, 2011. No phone calls please.

Interested applicants may submit their resume to: Directions For Youth & Fami lies, Attn: Human Resour ces, 1515 Indianola Ave., Cols, OH 43201, fax: 614294-3247, email: hr@dfyf.o rg. No phone calls please. Directions for Youth & Families is an EOE M/F/D/V Social Work

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Communication Coordinator The Ohio School Boards Association is seeking a communication coordina tor whose primary respon sibilities include contribu ting to association publica tions and coordinating website content. The ideal candidate must have a strong background in writ ing and editing; creating and maintaining web pa ges; graphic design and photography. Candidates should have a degree in journalism, communica tion, public relations or re lated field with a minimum of 2 years of experience. Evening and weekend work along with travel re quired. Send resume, writ ing samples and salary ex pectations to Communica tion Coordinator Search, OSBA, 8050 N High St Ste 100, Columbus, OH 43235. Application deadline is July 15. Electronic applications will not be accepted. EOE


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Behavioral health agency has two mid-manager supervisory positions to fill. Growing Security Compa - One position will be to assume management reny in need of Scheduling Coordinator in Columbus! sponsibilities of an AOD residential treatment faciliQualified candidate must have multi-facility schedul - ty. The second position will ing & administrative experi - assume supervisory reence. Proficiency in Micro - sponsibilities of outpatient treatment services and soft Office programs and specialized treatment proscheduling/payroll soft ware experience required. grams. Both positions will also include some direct Excellent care clinical services. Apcommunication/customer service skills and professio - plicants should have a nal demeanor are essen - master’s degree and be tial. Duties include schedul - dually independently liin substance ing for 200+ employees at censed EEO/ADA multiple sites and adminis - abuse and mental health. trative office duties. We of - Send resume to: Police Sargent C. Knapp, Marion Area fer medical, dental, life & Otterbein University has a Counseling Center, Inc. disability insurance as well full-time opening for a Po320 Executive Dr. as vacation and 401(k) lice Sergeant. For job deMarion, Ohio 43302 benefits. Interested candi scription and application fax 740-382-3713 or email dates should forward re instructions, please visit sume with salary history to: our website at EOE/AA scheduling_coordinator@ Not sure what to put HR/jobs.asp SECURITY in an ad? Ask one of Classifieds sell ARMED OFFICERS our experts! (local call) OPOTA 20 hr CERT. Please call 614-884-0177 (740) 888-5003 (740) 888-5003 business 101 Ghana’s capital 105 Cut down 106 Often skeptical words of encouragement 110 Downwind 111 Not loose 112 “The Ministry of Fear” author 113 __ Indies 114 Some paparazzi gear, briefly 115 Carry 116 Sunshine cookie 117 Time of reckoning


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ThisWeek Community Newspapers Pickerington

Page B10

July 14, 2011

When Experience Matters the Most, call The Acker-Bick Realty Group. With 123 years combined real estate experience, The Acker-Bick Realty Group provides the expertise and knowledge to facilitate all your buying, selling and investment needs!

OPEN HOUSES: Sunday, July 17. 1-4 pm 00 0 , 97 $2

0 ,90 9 9 $2

160 N. Township Rd.


00 9 , 39 $1

296 Fox Glen Dr.


• 3,236 sq. ft. • 5 Level Split • Deck & Patio

• 4 Bed/3.5 Bath • Bonus Room • S/S Appliances

• 3,140 sq. ft. • 4 Bed/2.5 Bath • 2 Decks • Full Basement • 26 x 40 Garage • Custom Built

0 ,90 9 2 $1

5237 Winchester Crossing • 1,452 sq. ft. • M/I Ranch • New A/C

0 ,00 3 4 $1

6598 Glacier


• 2,000+ sq. ft. • Fenced Yard • New A/C

• 4 Bed/2.5 Bath • New Furnace


• 1,516 sq. ft. Condo • 2 Bedrooms • 1 Full & 2 Half • Canini Built Baths • Finished Bsmt. • Washer/Dry Stay

Elton Acker 614.361.4441


Beth Bick 614.581.8152


7150 E. Main C105

Shawn Radi 614.348.6675

OPEN ON SAT. July 16, 1-3 pm • 5237 Winchester Crossing, Canal Winchester • 160 N. Township Road (aka State Route 310) Pataskala

• Lease Option Available • 55+ Independent Living • Move-In Ready


Sandra Boden 614.861.4041


• 55+ Independent Living • All New Appliances • Laminate Floor • Home Warranty

7150 E Main C101 Reynoldsburg

• 1,663 sq. ft. Condo • 2 Bed/2.5 Bath • Full Finished Bsmt. • Private Court • Only Had 1 Owner • Immaculate!!


0 ,00 5 $5

0 ,00 4 $5

4821 Bay Grove Ct.


• 2,040 sq. ft. • 4 Bed/2.5 Bath • 3 Season Room • 2 Fireplaces • Deck/Hot Tub • .75 Acres

• 2474 Sq Ft • Lg Deck w/Gazebo • 3 Car Garage • Well maintained • Curb Appeal Plus • Ready Move In

• 1,744 sq. ft. • 4 Bed/2.5 Bath • M/I Built • Many Updates • Large Basement • Deck/Large Yard


9718 Shalemar

• 3 Bed/2 Bath • Fenced Yard • Canal Schools

8849 Taylor Woods

00 9 , 36 $1

4813 Bay Grove Ct.


0 ,90 9 8 $1

8401 Kingsley

00 9 , 24 $1

0 ,90 4 7 $1

Neil Mason 614.554.1938


Bridgette Everett 614.441.3614

Kevin Simcox 614.599.9853

Cynthia Gatewood 614.316.2378

Email us at or call us today! We want to earn your business!!

Additional Listings.....Call for your Private Tour or additional information! Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Lockbourne & Elsworth $28,000 • 1,165 sq. ft. • Lot 33 x 135

• 3 Bed/1 Bath



• 3 Bed/2 Bath • 1,180 sq. ft. • 30 x 40 Outbuilding • 1.5 Acres • All Appliances • Washer/Dryer Stay

Broad & Sullivant $29,900

Mound & Broad

• 2 Bed/1 Bath • 1,032 sq. ft. • Private Deck • 1.5 Car Garage • Completely Remodeled

• 1,344 sq. ft. • Full Bsmt. • Lot 40 x 120

Gahanna • 3,828 sq. ft. • Wooded Lot • Bonus Room

$379,950 • 4 Bed/4.5 Bath • 1st Floor Master • Finished Bsmt.

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Cleveland & 22nd


• 3 Bed/1 Bath • 1,082 sq. ft. • 3 Season Porch • Fenced Backyard • All Appliances+ Washer and Dryer

• Lots of Updates • 1,338 sq. ft. • Screened Porch • Fenced Yard • Storage Shed • Full Bsmt.

Absolute Tranquility $149,900 Gahanna • Ranch Home • 3 Beds/2 baths • Full Fin Bsmt • 2/3 acre • Lg Deck & Patio • Lots of trees



• 5 Beds/2 baths • 1,612 sq. ft • Screened Porch • Fenced Yard • Split Level • 2 kitchens

• 4 Bed/1 Bath • 2 Car Garage

Fairwood & Smith • 988 sq. ft. • .28 Acres

• Main House • 2,762 sq. ft. • Lots Of Parking • Garden Area • Apartment + Potential Business Area

• 864 sq. ft. • Condo • Tenant Rights


• 2 Bed/1 Bath

German Village $289,900 Kimberly Villas


Walnut Bluff Sub.



• 2 Bed/1 Bath • 1 Car Garage



• 3 Bed/1 Bath • 2,146 sq. ft. • 32 x 40 Garage • Double Lot • Original 1900 Home With Additions

Lehnert Farms


• 3 Bed/1.1 Bath • 1,373 sq. ft. • Neutral Décor • Many Updates • Private, Fenced Backyard

!! LE A S

Yorkshire Sub. • 1,256 sq. ft. • Lg. Kitchen • Sold As Is


• 4 Bed/2 Bath • 3 Season Porch • Move In Ready

South Western Schools $132,900 Lancaster Investment • 1,140 sq. ft. • 3 Bed/2 Bath • Ranch w/Bsmt. • Many Updates • Fenced Yard • S/S Appliances


• 3 Bed/1 Bath • 1,488 sq. ft. • Large Attic • Full Walkout • Can Be Turned Into Duplex Again

Sellers, Buyers and Investors CALL The Acker-Bick Realty Group in this challenging real estate market…. because we offer: 1. Buyer Guarantee 2. Seller Friendly Listings 3. Translation Services 4. Experienced Full Time Associates

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