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Congratulations to the 2015 Readers’ Choice award winners com, we asked readers to vote online during October. We are proud to announce all the winners within these pages. These are the businesses that are thriving in each and every one of ThisWeek’s communities.

This is our 6th Annual Readers’ Choice section. It highlights ThisWeek readers’ choices in more than 100 categories, ranging from favorite physician to best sushi. Through our 24 weekly publications and our website, ThisWeekNews.



Thank you to everyone who voted! We thank you for allowing our family to serve your family for the last 49 years. We truly appreciate everyone who voted and made us a top favorite Heating/Air Conditioning company in Columbus for the 2nd consecutive year! And we look forward to providing you with the excellent service you expect from Northland Heating & Cooling!

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Libery Air Heating & Cooling Worthington Air Hetter Heating & Cooling Protech Northland Heating & Cooling Furniture Store Amish Originals Kittle’s Fortner Fine Living Hardware Store Roush Hardware Home Depot Lowes

Interior Design Edwin Loy Decorate with Less Ready Set Design

Real Estate Agency HER Keller Williams CBKT

Landscaping Company Cimenello’s Oakland Nursery Missler’s Irrigation

Real Estate Agent Heather Kaumann Tom Triggs Lisa Osterritter Delena Ciammaco

Landscaping/ Garden Center Oakland Nursery Ciminello’s Menards Moving Company Two Men and a Truck Leaders New Home Builder MI Homes Weaver Custom Homes Coppertree Homes

Thank you Central Ohio For Choosing

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Clothing & Accessories Children’s Clothing Once Upon a Child Children’s Place Kohl’s

Dry Cleaners Swan Cleaners SunLight Cleaners Dublin Cleaners

Men’s Clothing Kohl’s Macy’s Joseph A Bank

Shopping Mall Polaris Fashion Place Easton Town Center The Mall at Tuttle Crossing

Consignment déjà vu Once Upon a Child Plato’s Closet Clothes Mentor

Jewelry Store Morgan’s Treasure Diamond Cellar Kay Jeweler’s

Shoe Store DSW Macy’s Nordstrom

Women’s Clothing Kohl’s Macy’s Old Navy The Limited

Alternative Health Care

Massage Therapy


American Institute of Alternative Medicine Amerihealth Chiropractic Urban Accupuncture

Anne Leighton, CMT In the Bag Massage

Dr. Kevin Dickerson Dr. Derek McClellan Dr. James Fulop


OB/GYN Northside Women’s Health Columbus OBGYN Carol Greco

Chiropractor Girgis Chiropractic Graceland Chiropractic Sunbury Chiropractic Emergency Care OSU Grant Dublin Methodist

Dentist Westerville Dental Health Tzagournis Family Dentistry Dr. Lisa Conley Dematologist Westerville Dermatology Dr. Kevin Karikomi Dr Neal Mastruserio Doctor Dr. Douglas Schumacher Dr. Susan Goodlive Dr. Neil Richard

Optometrist Professional Vision Care Dr. Reed, Powell Dr. Jay Henry Orthodontist Dr. James T. Hutta Dr. David Ray Dr. Steven Emrich

Eyewear Professional Vision Care Harris Opticians Eyeshop Optical

Orthopedic OSU Sports Medicine Dr. Michael McShane Dr. David Huber

Hospital Riverside OSU Wexner Mount Carmel

Finance Bank Huntington PNC Bank US Bank Chase Credit Union BMI Federal Credit Union KEMBA Financial Credit Union Wright Patt Financial Planner BMI Federal Credit Union Terry Hoppman, Edward Jones David Cunningham, Edward Jones

Mortgage BMI Federal Credit Union Union Savings Bank

Physical Therapy OSU Sports Medicine Physiotherapy Associates of Worthington Tracy Kaiser, Ortho One

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Lisa J J. Conley Conley, DDS General Dentist

Like us on Facebook 54 Westerview Dr. Westerville

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gerg Holland Dr. Timothy Treece


Thank you Columbus for Voting Thurman Cafe in

Weight Control Center Advanced Medical Weight Loss Weight Watchers CONCI

Share the good news!

“Best Burger”

category in Reader’s Choice!

183 Thurman Ave. • German Village

Congratulations winners!

Insurance Insurance Agent Alan Hoffman David Grant Insurance Company State Farm Nationwide Motorists Mutual Insurance Company Erie Insurance

fortnerfeatures | Thank you for voting us a Top Favorite Furniture Store in Columbus

Thank you!

Winter 2015

and allowing our family to serve yours for over 80 years.

Fea Man tured on v. Fo od!

Let us know if you would like a certificate or a logo for your website. Email marketing@ and put AWARDS in the email subject line.


Thurman To Go

189 Thurman Ave, Columbus 614-443-1570 14950 E Broad St, Reynoldsburg 614-626-4067

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Tire & enter Service Center

Thanks to this great community for your loyalty and support. We’re proud to be voted a favorite!


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Fortner Fine Living on Fifth Avenue 1090 West Fifth Avenue • 614.291.1800 • Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm


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Sports/Recreation/Entertainment Arena/Stadium The Horseshoe Huntington Park Nationwide Arena

Golf Course Muirfield Pinnacle Scioto Country Club

Museum COSI Cols Museum of Art Ohio Historical Center

Bounce House Skyzone World of Bounce Kore 7 Fitness

Gym Fitness 19 Planet Fitness Title Boxing McConnell Rehab

Park Inniswoods Highbanks Goodale

Bowling Columbus Square Star Lanes Capri Lanes Coach Urban Meyer Todd Richards Chris Hanrahan Community or Recreation Center


Westerville Community Center Dublin Community Center Clintonville Community Center Dance Studio Generations PAC Straub Dance Judy Dollenmayer DS Northpointe Dance

The LC Jimmy Vs Harry Buffalo

Library Westerville Columbus Library - Main Gahanna Martial Arts Bakers Taekwando Dragon Es Black Belt Academy Xcel Martial Arts Movie Theatre Marcus AMC Studio 35

Play CafÊ ZenKidz PeaPod Lattes & Lollipops Pool Highlands Jaycee Hilliard Municipal Sporting Goods Cabella’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Vance Outdoors Travel Agency AAA Grandview Travel Magic Cruises

Theater Otterbein CATCO Columbus Children’s Theatre

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Gymnastics Buckeye Gymnastics Gym Xtreme Gahanna Cyclones

TThank you for choosing us! Specializing in Rapid Weight Loss For Central Ohio • Easy, Safe And Effective Physician Supervised Weight Loss Program Locally owned and operated by Terry & Beth Pockett

for voting for us! We are proud to be your

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#1 Italian Restaurant – Carfagna’s Kitchen #1 Butcher – Carfagna’s Market Come visit us during our

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Carfagna’s Kitchen 2025 Polaris Pkwy. (just east of I-71)


Thank You Columbus

Music Go Round Columbus

for picking Music Go Round as your favorite Music Store.

Rock On! 833 Bethel Rd, Columbus

(614) 457-9328

Music Go Round

Gahanna 1329 Stoneridge Dr, Gahanna

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Automotive Auto Repair Westerville Automotive Hometown Service Center Boyd’s Goodyear Keith Cheeseman’s Sunoco

Shopping Art Gallery David Myers Java Central Riffe Gallery Botique Pure Roots Real Deals A Gal Named Cindy Lou Computer/Electronics Micro Center Best Buy apple Store

Music Store Music Go Round Magnolia Thunderpussy Resale Country Hearth Primitives A Gal Named Cindy Lou Once Upon a Child Tattoo/Piercing Atattooed Envy Ink Evolved

Florist Connell Maple Lee Reno’s Talbott’s

Animals Kennel/Boarding Facility PetSuites All Tails R Waggin’ PetSmart Pet Grooming Designer Paws Salon PetSmart Shirl’s Pet Grooming

Thank you

Pet Store PetPeople PetSmart Petco Veterinary Clinic Healthy Pets of Ohio Best Friends Cryan Annehurst

Body Shop Three-C Body Shop IBS Collision Center Rife’s Auto Body Car Wash Moo Moo Express Goo Goo Express Ron’s Express Motorcycle Dealer Iron Pony A.D. Farrow Co.

Marysville Motorsports Honda John Hinderer Honda New Car Dealer Roush Honda Byers Auto Germain Automotive Group Tire Store Discount Tire Boyd’s Goodyear DiPietro Tyre Centre Tire Discounters Used Car Dealer Roush Honda Jim Keim Ford Jack Maxton Chevrolet


for voting us


#1 New & Used Car Dealer! Make Lilly beautiful for the Holidays!

We take pride in our reputation and believe that treating our customers fairly and offering quality services at reasonable prices has been the cornerstone of our success since 1965. We’re honored to serve you and appreciate your continued loyalty and support!


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Schuman’s Meats 1440 Harrisburg Pike Rt. 62, Columbus, OH. 614-274-2161

“Ohio Choice Grade Beef” Taste the difference! Thank you for your Support! Shop Schuman’s this Holiday Season

Food & Drink Asian China Dynasty Lucky House P.F. Chang’s Thai Grille Bakery Schneider’s Resch’s Mozart’s

Barbeque City BBQ BBQ Shack

• Grown naturally in the open air and sunshine, roaming freely and exercising to their hearts content. • All vegetable fed (no animal by-products) with the finest vitamins, minerals and homegrown grains resulting in superior flavor and tenderness. • No antibiotics ever administered. • High in protein and low in fat, a healthy alternative for your diet. • Prepared by hand and carefully inspected by our staff and U.S.D.A. officials.

Also Available: • Smoked turkeys • Turkey parts (fresh and smoked) • Turkey Breast • Ducks • Capons • Geese • Rabbit • Stewing Hen • Roasting Chickens • Fresh Oysters • Falter’s Hams • Spiral Hams • Turkey Hearts • Livers & Gizzards • Der Dutchman Pies • Stevens Bakery

Family Dining City BBQ Bob Evans Carfagna’s Kitchen Giammarco’s

Buffet Golden Corral Asian Star

Schuman’s Offers Fresh All Natural Free Range Ohio Raised Turkeys from the Bowman and Land’s Family Turkey Farm Our turkeys are…

Fine Dining Refectory The Barn Hyde Park Burrito Chipotle Yabo’s Tacos Talita’s Mexican El Vaquero

Thank you Columbus for voting us your #1 Heating and Air Conditioning Company for the 2nd consecutive year!

Now Taking Orders

In order to ensure availability of turkey size, place your order by Friday, November 13th. We will take orders up to Friday, November 20th.

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Call now to order your turkey, pies or other Holiday needs.


Butcher Carfagna’s Schuman’s Meats Candy Store Anthony Thomas John Eagle Candies LuLu’s Sweet Shoppe Coffee Starbucks Tim Horton Java Central Crimson Cup Deli Katzinger’s Uptown Deli & Brew Jason’s Deli Jimmy Johns Desserts Cheesecake Factory Mozart’s Froggy’s Sweets & More

Fries McDonald’s Five Guys Steak and Shake Grocery Store Kroger Giant Eagle Meijer Hamburger Five Guys The Thurman Cafe Red Robin Health Food Store Raisin Rack Whole Foods Fresh Thyme Ice Cream Graeter’s Whit’s Frozen Custard Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Johnshon’s Real Ice Cream Indian Aab Indian New India Restaurant Cumin

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ ★Come ★★ ★ ★Dancers ★★★ see Straub compete in ★ Thank You For Voting Us A Reader’s Choice! “Westerville’s Got Talent” ★ show on Saturday November 14 ★ at Westerville Central HS ★ Our Staff: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Founded in 1967, Straub Dance Center has a world class ★ reputation. Known for strong technique and quality instruction, Straub also creates a warm, fun and friendly ★ ★ environment for students ages 2 through college. Our goal is to develop self-confidence in every student. ★ ★ Straub has an accomplished Performing Arts Company and serves serious competitive students as well as those looking that simply love the art of dance and are looking to ★ ★ have fun and make friends (many for life). Dance training makes for healthy bodies and increases confidence which ★ ★ leads to many positive experiences and lifelong success. Research has shown that music and dance improve brain ★ ★ function and has been recommended for kids on the Autism Spectrum as well as children with Dyslexia. Our pre-school room has a two way mirror so parents can ★ ★ always see what’s going on. The parents love it! “We are so grateful to have found such a wonderful place ★ ★ for Abbey. Not only have you taught our daughter dance skills, but invaluable morals, values and life skills as well. ★ ★ –Something that is often overlooked in today’s highly competitive world.” –The Otte Family ★ McKenzie McGrath, Junior at New ★ Top Scoring Award, Dance Masters of Ohio State ★ Convention 1994-2014 Albany High School, after winning ★ the National Teen Miss Dance in ★ Featured in Dance Magazine ★ New Jersey at On Stage America ★ Our Dancers have earned many scholarships and awards. Competition. McKenzie ★ National ★ Tap • Ballet • Jazz • Baby Dance ★ Straub Dancers have become NYC Rockettes, cruise ship won the highest score of any dance performers, and have danced in Europe and Japan Pre Dance • Hip Hop ★ out of approximately 800 dances. ★ Long ★ time Student Beth Johnson is in the Broadway Show Boys Hip Hop with Conditioning “Something Rotten”, her 5th show ★ ★ 501 McCorkle Blvd., Westerville ★ ★ (614) 891-5525 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Suzy Straub Kiefaber, Artistic i Di Director t has h ttrained i dh hundreds d d off dancers d including i l di 15 national top award winners Melynda Straub Lott a former professional dancer and member of Actor’s Equity. Christy Lott Wiegand a former Miss Dance of Ohio and member of the Dayton Ballet. Anna Richardson Elliot a Rockette for nine years in NYC Alexa Slomsky a kindergarten teacher at St. Paul’s and a former Performing Arts dancer at Straub training for many years and winning awards Kelsey Gordon an outstanding Tap and Hip Hop dancer who also won many awards including Top Overall for her solo Tap Dr. Cara Whalen trained at Straub for 12 years and was accepted into the American Ballet summer workshops while in high school. Whalen teaches ballet as well as an adaptive class for handicapped students. Jackie Fannin a former professional ballet dancer Laure Chapin & Allison Malik both OSU students who studied with Straub and won many awards for thier quality of dance.

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Food & Drink

Martini Matt the Miller’s Bon Vie Third & Hollywood

Server Al at Cracker Barrell, Pickerington Ed Coleman, BRIO, Easton Nicole Lovett, Champps

Mexican El Vaquero El Acapulco Chipotle

Romantic Dining Lindey’s The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro Eddie Merlot’s

Pizza Massey’s Donatos Dough Boys Pizzeria

Seafood Red Lobster Ocean Club McCormick & Schmick’s


Steakhouse Texas Roadhouse Longhorn Steakhouse Mitchell’s Steakhouse Sports Bar Roosters Buffalo Wild Wings Nasty’s Sports Bar and Grille Champps

Hair Suite 59 Kenneth’s Charles Penzone

College/University/ Vocational

Online ECOT Private School St. Paul School Marburn Academy Columbus Academy Liberty Christian

Sushi Akai Hana Mr. Sushi Asian Gourmet & Sushi Bistro

Public School Westerville City Schools Olentangy Local Schools Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools

Wings Roosters Buffalo Wild Wings Wings and Rings

6030 Chandler Ct., Westerville

(614) 895-8890

Tanning Tan Pro Palm Beach Sun Tan City

Thanks for choosing us as a READERS’ CHOICE AWARD WINNER 2015! We are so grateful to our wonderful Real Deals fans for retail shoppe! You’re the reason we do what we do and why we LOVE Real Deals! - Michele Koester,

Chief Retail Therapist (Owner)


Laser Hair Removal Premiere Aesthetics & Laser Center Bahia Beauty

November 12, 13 & 14


Nails Nails 4 U Posh Nail Company



Spa Charles Penzone Kenneth’s Massage Envy

Tutoring Sylvan Learning Center Tutor Club Hilliard Huntington Learning Center


Wine Store Meza Wine Shop Plum Run Winery Powell Village Winery

Health & Beauty

Childcare Tutor Time Powell The Goddard School

The Ohio State University Otterbein University Columbus State Community College

Sunday Brunch J. Liu Matt the Millers Northstar CafĂŠ


*Expires 12/31/15 Must present coupon at time of purchase.


THURS & FRI 10-6, SAT 10-3 Rt. 16 & Cherry Valley RD. (across from Wendy’s) Cherry Valley Rd.

Italian Carfagna’s Kitchen Carrabba’s Italian Grill Giammarco’s Olive Garden

Real Deals Westgate Dr.


Private Party Room


Professional Off-Site Catering

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Thank you to all of our loyal customers that voted us

a Best Italian Restaurant & a Best Family Restaurant in the

2015 Readers’ Choice Awards! - The Bernardo Family

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