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Village cuts costs in 2011 budget By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers New Albany Village Council on Dec. 7 approved a $36,353,878 budget for 2011 after village staff members made more cuts from the November draft budget, including two positions. “We reduced the general-fund budget by $90,000 to address some concerns I have about the 2012 budget,” village administrator Joseph Stefanov told council.

The $90,000 will be saved by not hiring a human resources director and an employee for the finance department. The village did not expect to fill those two positions until the middle of 2011, but in looking at the 2012 b udget, Stefanov said, he was concerned there might be issues about funding the positions. “We could always put them back in,” he said. Council member Colleen Briscoe,who questioned some of the budget cuts when reviewing the draft in November, said

she met with village staff members and is convinced they can work with the lower numbers in the general fund. “I’m convinced that they gave it a lot of thought, and they cut everything that wasn’t necessary, things they can live without for awhile,” she said. Mayor Nancy Ferguson asked staff members for the 2011 carryover balance. A carryover balance is the excess revenue and unencumbered funds remaining in the general fund after all expenses are covered at the end of a fiscal year.

The balance is then transferred to the next budget period to help cover expenses. Finance director James Nicholson said the carryover balance would be an estimated $3.9-million, or 36.3 percent of the general fund budget. He said that is consistent with the village’s carryover goals. Stefanov told council Nov. 10 if the village cuts expenses and increases revenues even slightly, it could begin restoring the carryover balance in the general fund by 2014. The village was able to in-

crease its carryover balance when revenues exceeded expenditures in 2008. Since then, officials have had to dip into the carryover to balance the budget. The general fund was anticipated to earn $9,867,771 in revenue in 2010 with expenditures estimated at $12,324,697. The estimated general-fund revenue for 2011 is anticipated to be $10,500,734, with e xpenditures estimated at $10,822,387. See BUDGET, page A7

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Illustrator David Diaz gives New Albany eighth-grader Maddi Depinet advice on her illustration for her poem. The students were creating poetry anthologies inspired by Diaz, whose visit was sponsored through the New Albany Community Foundation with support from Lance and Carolyn White, the New Albany Women’s Network and each school’s PTO. See story, page A6.

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Council challenges restaurant’s liquor permit By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers New Albany Village Council voted Dec. 7 to contest the liquor license for Three Amigos restaurant at 9765 Johnstown Road. The restaurant, operating as Don Patron Mexican Restaurant, was shut down in June after an undercover New Albany police officer set up a drug deal through the assistant manager. Several restaurant employees were arrested, and some were identified as potential illegal immigrants and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Owner Martin Garcia reopened the restaurant in August as Three Amigos, but it soon caught the attention of local law-enforcement officials again. “Ten days after they opened (using a new approach), there was another problem,” Police Chief Mark Chaney told village council.

ing at the restaurant. Local police turned the employee over to ICE. A closer look During the Dec. 7 meeting, council voted unanimously to challenge renewal of a liquor permit and After the former Don Patron Mexican Restaurequest a hearing before the Ohio Division of Liquor rant reopened as Three Amigos, the owner Control. assured the police department it would no Council member Sloan Spaulding asked if Garcia longer have any violations, Police Chief Mark had been notified of the legislation. Chaney said the Chaney said. But 10 days later, an automobile department has not contacted Garcia. accident in the parking lot involved a potenSpaulding said if the liquor permit is suspended or tial illegal immigrant working at the restaurevoked, the property could be hard to sell if the restaurant. Local police turned the employee over to rant was forced to close. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Council member Colleen Briscoe said council could withdraw the hearing request and its objection to the Chaney first approached council about contest- liquor permit renewal if council members decide later ing the permit in November. it is not appropriate. Village attorney Mitch Banchefsky said the village After the restaurant reopened,Garcia assured the police department it would no longer have any vi- can request a license revocation, but the Ohio Liquor olations, he said. But an automobile accident in the parking lot involved a potential illegal immigrant workSee COUNCIL, page A5

The New Albany-Plain Local school board thanked Bill Reimer Dec. 13 for his service as interim superintendent. Board president Mark Ryan said one of the best compliments a school board can give is, “You helped us move along.” Reimer is a contractor with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio and has been interim superintendent since Steve Castle resigned in June. His contract, which paid him $705 per day, ends Dec. 31. New superintendent April Domine, who was hired in November, will begin her new job Jan. 1. “You are ready to be led by a new superintendent who will take you to the next level,” Reimer said. To thank him for his service,the board asked Reimer to choose five books that will be donated to each of the five school buildings. Each book will contain a sticker signifying it was donated by Reimer. “I hate to say thank you and then give you an assignment,” Ryan joked. Reimer said the schools are “in a good place right now” as he thanking the board for the assignment. “I thank you for allowing me to have a little bit of time with you,” he said. Under Reimer’s watch, the district completed its campus master plan,which addresses overcrowding and the future need for more facilities, and the new strategic plan, which includes several goals and initiatives to improve the district. Reimer worked with administrators to determine seven initiatives taken from the strategic plan that should be accomplished by the end of the school year. Two of the initiatives require several staff members to complete. They are: to “leverage the professional learning community to improve student learning” and to “benchmark educational excellence,” according to the plan. See REIMER, page A2

Hampsted residents complain about neighboring Chabad center By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers Karen Irvine and her neighbors in Hampsted Village asked New Albany Village Council Dec. 7 why water is standing in a culvert near the new Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center for a Je wish Tomorrow on DublinGranville Road. They also contended landscaping they say was promised to screen their homes from the facility has not been put in place.

“In 2007, the construction project received what the residents thought was final approval,” Irvine told council. “We were disappointed that many of the modifications we had requested were not included in the approved plans. More importantly, we did not realize that the approved plans could be changed.” Irvine said the plans included a detention pond to retain stormwater runoff, but the pond was not built. Mounds supposed to be used in the landscaping to shield residents from

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parking lot noise are absent and many of the trees were planted in the wrong place and may not survi ve being moved, she said. Neighbors also hear the garbage being collected from the Chabad center at 4 a.m., a violation of the village’s noise ordinance that doesn’t allow trash pickup before 7:30 a.m., Irvine said. Irvine went through the issues she and her neighbors ha ve with the Chabad center before requesting the village provide the following:

• An explanation of why the detention pond was not included and why there is standing water in a culvert on the property. • A commitment that garbage will not be collected before 7:30 a.m. • A commitment that all trees planted will be staked properly and any trees that die because of being replanted are replaced. Village officials agreed to respond to Irvine in writing.

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CHABAD CENTER Continued from page A1 However, since the council meeting Dec. 7, several issues are being addressed,said Kathryn Meyer, deputy director of community development. The trash pickup provider has been notified of the permitted pickup hours and contractors will stake trees this week, she said. Meyer said the landscaping that was installed meets the approved landscaping plan and actually is more intense than that of a neighboring development. “There are 57 trees over 430 feet along the rear property line,” she said. As for the detention pond,Meyer said a “dry

stormwater basin is under construction on the Chabad property. Once functioning in its competed state, during/following rain events, the storm water will stay in the pond for two days while it is gradually released.“ The Chabad center at 6220 East DublinGranville Road opened this fall. The religious and cultural center serves the central Ohio Jewish community and previously was located at 68 N. High St., across from the New AlbanyPlain Local School District’s 2-5 building. The Chabad is home to a number of organizations and classes.

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REIMER Continued from page A1 The director of teaching and learning, building principals, the leadership team, department chairs and individual teaching staff will try to improve student learning. The planned result is to attain academic improvement goals in all of the district’s schools, which is expected by June. Providing a benchmark of educational excellence will require the superintendent, a benchmarking coordinator, the leadership team,building principals, teaching leaders, teaching staff and community members to identify characteris-

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Expert shares advice on deterring bullies By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers New Albany middle school and elementary students and their parents learned about the dynamics of bullying last week. Bullying expert Jim Bisenius told students Dec. 8 bullies want their victims to show fear and he informed parents that they cannot save their children from bullies by intervening. “The biggest myth is that adults can stomp this out. But they can’t,” Bisenius said. “They have to empower their kids.” Bisenius, a central Ohio resident, has been a child-adolescent psychologist for 16 years and has focused on bullying for the last eight. He said he has learned a lot from talking to the victims of bullies and the bullies themselves, and he’s been sharing that information with students and parents. “He does a phenomenal job,” said middle school assistant principal Steve Gehlert. “Right now, it’s so crucial for the kids to hear and to give them practical strategies.” Bisenius was brought to New Albany by the elementary and middle school parent-teacher organizations. During his visit last week, he met with students and faculty in both buildings and did an evening session for parents. During the parents’session, he told said teachers and school employees can’t catch every incident, partly because bullies usually are smart and won’t physically attack a child at school. They might threaten at school and attack the child off school grounds,he said. He told them not to expect bus drivers to see each incident that happens on a bus, either, because their first job is to drive.

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Bullying expert Jim Bisenius teaches New Albany second- and third-graders how to keep their heads up as one of the body-language techniques that help deter bullies. Bisenius came to the New Albany 2-5 building Dec. 8 for a presentation on bullying.

“The kids doing the bullying are like a smoker who doesn’t want to quit: They’re not motivated to change their dance,” Bisenius said. Bullies have low self-esteem, Bisenius said, and usually are lacking either nurturing or set limits from their parents. They often begin bullying other students at age 2 and can bully other children up to 15 times a day. “They become verbal assassins by middle-school age,” Bisenius said. Bisenius said about 10 percent of the student population are “leaders,” who are not bullied. Seventy percent are students who are willing to be part of a group b ut not leaders. The rest include bullies, who often choose kind and sensitive victims because they are easy targets.

The way to combat bullies is by not showing fear and not letting them “entertain” the other students by torturing another student, Bisenius said. “Getting picked on, you can’t get angry. You have to change the game, so they can’t win,” he said. He explained several ways in which students show their fear through body language and how students can practice being calm to help diffuse a situation. “Body language is 90 percent of what we say to other people,” Bisenius said. “If you change from fear to confidence or cool, you cut the strings and refuse to dance.” Even putting one’s head down when a bully is attacking is a fear response, he said. Shaking lips, darting eyes and trembling fingers are all signs a bully feeds on, Bisenius said. Instead, students

must learn to keep their heads elevated slightly, hold their lips together to prevent shaking, focus on an object in front of them to make their eyes normal and hold their fingers together slightly to prevent trembling. Bisenius suggested parents teach their children how to react without fear by showing them and practicing with them. “They have to be able to do it at school in front of a bully with all of their friends watching,” Bisenius said. Parents also need to refrain from going to the school or calling a bully’s parents, Bisenius said. Most children whose parents have talked to a bully’s parents are bullied more after the initial incident and then refrain from telling their parents about future issues. For students experiencing physical incidents, Bisenius recom-

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mends parents enroll their children in martial arts, but have the child specifically request the instructor show them his or her five favorite blocking control combinations. “It’s what they teach police to control a suspect,” Bisenius said. It will not hurt a bully, but it will enable the victim to get the bully to the ground and stop the incident, he said. Bisenius said students who can’t afford to take lessons could even try asking a local martial arts instructor to clean his or her facility if the instructor teaches them the blocking techniques. A final type of bullying that often takes place in girls’ social circles is what Bisenius called “social bullying.” It involves a leader, a bully and a group of their friends. The bully prevents others in the group from becoming too close to the leader by regularly kicking one of the girls out of the group. However, her actions are so covert that no teacher or adult will catch it. “This is a girl who is charming in front of adults,” Bisenius said. “We can’t prove it or punish it, but it’s part of exclusion and isolationism.” The bully is able to keep the girls from becoming too close to one another by singling out one or two of them with misinformation, he said. She can even convince the leader that one of the girls in the group has said ne gative things about the leader and

then the bully steps in to say the group should stop talking to the girl in question. No one in the group will talk to that girl until the bully brings her back into the group again, which she has to do when she eventually kicks another girl out. “This is what Hitler did,” Bisenius said. “It’s happening in every classroom. Bisenius told parents he actually asked students about the practice in his assembly and many raised their hands to admit they’ve experienced it. In this situation,the only thing parents can do is to encourage their daughters to befriend someone in the group. If the two form a bond without the bully’s knowledge, then they can help each other. If one is isolated from the group, the other can walk away from the group with them. Both eventually will have to be brought back in and they will not be subjected to the isolation again. After Bisenius’ presentation, several parents said they learned how to help their children. Several also were surprised to hear about social bullying. “We totally didn’t see this when we were in high school,” said Denise Johnson. “These are some of the things my fourth-grader may face.” After the presentation, Sarah Smith, whose daughters go to New Albany schools said, “I feel I have more tools to talk to my kids about.”


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People in the news Solove receives philanthropy honor Richard J. Solove of New Albany recently received the Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. According to comments provided by the AFP, Solove has had a passion for Ohio State University since his days as an undergraduate. His contributions have included $20-million gifts to fund genetics research. “His personal generosity and commitment to ensuring additional funding has ensured that the James would be one of the best cancer research and treatment centers in the country,” an AFP release said.

COUNCIL Continued from page A1 Commission determines if the permit violations reported in June will require a fine, suspension or revocation. Matt Mullins, a spokesman for the Ohio Division of Liquor Control, said the Ohio Liquor Commission would hear the case regarding the June permit violations. The commission is a three-member board appointed by the go vernor that reviews liquor permit violations. If that does not happen by Feb. 1, the permit renewal date, the renewal would not be issued,he said. The restaurant could then operate until the commission reviews the violations and determines whether to authorize a fine, suspend the permit or revoke the permit. After the commission hearing, if the permit has not been revoked, the Ohio Division of Liquor Control’s superintendent would review any objections to the permit before determining if a renewal could be granted according to the Ohio Revised Code. The Ohio Department of Public Safety reported the permit violations to the Ohio Liquor Commission after the June arrests. Mullins said the liquorpermit violations include improper conduct and illegal sales with possession of dangerous drugs.

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By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community Newspapers David Diaz was drawing and knew he wanted to be an illustrator when he was in the first grade. But it wasn’t until he reached high school that he realized it could be his career. “I looked around my room and saw the lamp, the chair, the table, fabric, clothing, furniture and light fixtures,” Diaz said. “At some point, all of those things started off on someone’s drafting table. … Each went from an idea, to a drawing, then into production.” He said he knew then that no matter what happened he wanted to be dra wing something, somehow, somewhere. That was the message Diaz conveyed to New Albany Middle School eighth-graders last week when visiting through an artist-in-residency program. “Everything we encounter was

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New Albany eighth-grader Anna Wolfe works on an illustration for her poem Dec. 8. Eighth-grade students wrote poetry and created corresponding illustrations as part of a project with David Diaz, who was visiting New Albany Middle School through an artist-in-residency program.

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sion, they can take it and do it for the rest of their lives.” During his visit, Diaz told seventh-graders about his life and his work. He met with sixthgraders to help them design a 2011 calendar (available for sale) that will include some of his drawings. But it was the eighth-grade art students who got to work one on one with Diaz to compose and illustrate their own season-related poems. Diaz spent three days reading each eighth-grader’s poem and reviewed the small sketches each hoped to use for illustrations. Using their o wn ideas, Diaz showed each student how to leave space for their words while creating a drawing that would illustrate the text. “He helped me bring all of my ideas together and make them more interesting,” said eighthgrader Lindsey Huber. Huber’s poem was about summer’s end, when the leaves are falling and scarecrows can be seen in fields. She incorporated both of those elements in her final drawing, which will be featured in an anthology of all the students’ work that also will be sold to parents. Eighth-grader Ben Yarbrough wrote about how the seasons change when he is vacationing in the South. He w anted to use natural scenes to illustrate his poem and, he said, Diaz helped

the students become comfortable with different styles. “He helps us draw and opens us to new experiences, which makes me more comfortable with his style,” Yarbrough said. He no w kno ws that when drawing faces, he doesn’t need to exaggerate features to make them look real. “You don’t have to over exaggerate any details because they look much worse than they did in the beginning,” Yarbrough said. Remy said Diaz’s visit was sponsored through the New Albany Community Foundation with support from Lance and Carolyn White, the New Albany Women’s Netw ork and each school’s PTO. Every school building in the district will host an artist in residence this year . The middle school art department helped to coordinate the Diaz visit, Remy said. The 2011 calendars created by Diaz and the sixth-graders are $12, and proceeds benefit the school library. The poetry anthologies that include the eighthgraders’ work are $20, which pays for the cost of production. For more information, contact New Albany Middle School at (614) 413-8500.


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BUDGET Continued from page A1 Stefanov said general-fund revenues have decreased $1.5-million since 2008, when the nation experienced an economic downtown. If the 2011 budget could support a 36.3 percent carryover, he said, the village may have to lower the estimated carryover balance to around 25 percent in 2012 and 2013, with hopes that it could carryover 30 percent of the total general-fund budget again in 2014. Stefanov said in November that he has recommended a carryover of 30 to 35 percent because of unplanned emergencies. The village lacks a “rainy day” fund. The approved 2011 budget limits the growth in expenditures to 1 percent between 2011 and 2014 and estimates revenues will grow by 11 percent in 2011 and 2012 and only 4 percent in 2013 and 2014. When estimating the 11-percent growth, Nicholson said he considered income-tax revenues from the new businesses coming into the community. Income taxes make up the majority of the village’s income, according to village officials. The total budget expenditures for 2010 were $55,876,295,which included a refinancing payment and infrastructure debt issued for business park east, according to Scott McAfee, communications director. Stefanov said the only part of the 2011 budget that could change slightly is in the capital improvements budget. The capital improvements budget presented Dec. 7 estimates available funds at $4,807,767 and potential expenditures at $4,539,095, meaning a $268,672 surplus. Of the expenditures, $500,000 would go for road resurfacing and repair, $90,000 would be used for infrastructure maintenance, $60,000 would go to the fiber-network maintenance, $75,000 would go to fiber-connection service, $2.2million would be used to repay general fund advances, $301,400 would be used for debt service payments, $1,284,671 would be used for work in business park east and $28,024 would be used for fees and other expenses. Stefanov said if capital-improvement revenues come in higher than estimated, more projects could be considered. The capitalimprovements fund gains some revenue from tax-increment financing districts (TIF). A TIF is an economic development mechanism available to local governments to finance public infrastructure improvements and, in certain circumstances, residential rehabilitation, according to information from the Ohio Department of Development. A TIF works by locking in the taxable worth of real property at the value it holds at the time the authorizing legislation was approved.

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Uncommon dishes distinguish Polaris-area Chinese Bistro Startling and vivid green floorto-ceiling wallpaper depicting a near life-size bamboo forest lines a good portion of Q2 Bistro. Huge mirrors hemmed in by smooth blonde wooden frames filled in with large round stones face this wallpapered area. Tables are furnished with magic-trick-type candles that flicker with red light but aren’t lit by fire. If all this sounds like the setting of an eccentric restaurant, it is. Located in the Polaris neighborhood, the unique Q2 has lots of old warhorse Chinese takeoutstyle dishes on its menu for lessadventurous appetites. But barely scratch the surface, and you’ll find some fairly unusual (in a good way!) preparations. Like the Walnut Shrimp ($7). Good tasting and good-sized, shellfish served warm were glazed in

MENU by G.A. Benton a slightly sweet Asian mayonnaise. Providing extra interest and crunch were biggish chunks of walnuts. The foundation of this irresistible salad was a bed of chopped lettuce. Spicy Salted Calamari ($7) made every garnish count and didn’t need to rely on a thick or sticky sauce for flavor. Enticingly salty, crisply breaded and fried strips of super-tender squid arrived with bits of sliced scallion and rings of jalapeno. When stacked all together, this made for a kind of bar snack I wish every place would offer. Ditto for the “only at Q2�Black

shoots out quite quickly — I thought it was a plateful of gnocchi-like pasta. Atop a king-sized bed of healthy sauteed choi sum (like spiny, Chinese-style spinach) were clumps of blunt-cut whitefish dipped in a light flour, flashfried and doused in a zippy sauce of salty fermented black beans and ginger. With an extremely mild seafood flavor and a soothing texture like dumplings, this excellent dish would be just the ticket for carbo-eschewing carbo lovers. Another meal with Italian-style eye appeal but real Chinese flaBy Jodi Miller/ThisWeek vors was the unusual and unusuHoisin Duo with Tofu signature ally good Beijing Noodles ($12.75). Looking like a big bowl rice pot at Q2 Bistro. of linguine with Bolognese sauce, Bean Fish Filet dinner entree ($13). it was a large serving of thickish When the dish was first whisked pasta tossed in a lusty and spic y out to me — most of Q2’s food ground pork sauce. Tasting of chili

Q2 Bistro 472 Polaris Pkwy., Wester ville 614-898-1988 Web: Cuisine: Chinese & Asian Price: $$ ($10-$20 per per son) Patio: No Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monda yFriday, 4-10 p.m. Saturda y, 4-9 p.m. Sunda y oil and ginger, its kicking heat was partially tamed by a topping of cooling cucumber batons. I’ll be back for this one. Q2’s menu touts its “Signature Rice Pots� and with good reason. Sided with a spring roll (crispy and cabbage-y if rather greasy), they’re stir fries ladled atop a mound of steamed rice rustically served in a metal pot with a wood-

en lid. From these quaint all-in-one dinners, the Hoisin Duo with Tofu showed off the restaurant’s facility for quick-cooking proteins. Super tender strands of chicken and beef joined deep-fried tofu triangles, broccoli, water chestnuts, mushrooms and bamboo shoots in a satisfyingly spicy, dark and perfectly salty sauce. Very nice and leftover-sized to boot. Named after sister owners Qina and Qini, whether you crave oldschool favorites like General Tso’s Chicken or prefer less familiar fare, Q2’s got something good for you to dig into. To read G.A. Benton’s blog visit

Chocolate shop forges relationship with caterer Sher-Bliss has the chocolate and wine covered. Bleu & Fig Catering favors the savory side of the aisle. Together, they’re a perfect fit, their owners say. Owner Cheryl Sher has struck a deal with the catering outfit, which is now operating out of the kitchen space. Bleu & Fig is now in the midst of preparing a take-away menu at the Gahanna store,

1394 Cherry Bottom Road. “We complement one another,� Sher said. Brooke Kinsey, chef of the catering company, said she has rolled out a fe w hors d’oeuvres, to be savored with carryout wine options at Sher-Bliss. After the first of the year, several meals will be

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Regina Prange, left, and Brook Kinsey of Bleu & Fig Catering have formed a relationship with Sher-Bliss, 1394 Cherry Bottom Road.

available daily. They will change according to whim and the season,Kinsey said. Tentative items include chick en Marsala, risotto-stuffed Portobello mushrooms and penne a la vodka. The caterer’s signature dish is a Maytag blue cheesestuffed fig wrapped in prosciutto,grilled and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. “We don’t own a freezer so nothing’s going to be frozen,� she said. “The menu’s going to be based on what’s fresh.� Bleu & Fig also will provide food for wine events at the store and offer cooking classes. The catering company got its start 2 1/2 years ago. Kinsey, who trained at Johnson & Wales University, said she was leasing corporate kitchen space in Dublin but financially it didn’t make sense. The new arrangement allows her to be a part of Sher-Bliss while focusing on the company’s chief mission: large, off-site catering. But food is only part of it. Bleu & Fig is also known for flowers and design. Kinsey’s partner is Regina Prange, a designer and florist with 30 years of experience. “We just felt there was a lack of design in catering,� Kinsey said.

“We’re trying to do more than just putting food on the table,� Prange added. Sher had attempted to introduce food services at her store a few years ago when she teamed up with Gift ofTime, another catering company that chose a different direction, so that relationship dissolved. Sher likes the idea of her store becoming a one-stop food destination. She said she chose Bleu & Fig because she wanted someone “who has the same belief in purity and high-quality products. “I really want this to be a real gourmet market,� she said. Sher-Bliss is open six days a week, closed Sunday. For more information, call 614-428-9463. Village Crepe in Pickerington offers a distinct recipe for its signature product, owner Wayne Moore said. “We have a few secrets in there that give it a different flavor,� he said of the shop, which recently opened at 21 N. Center St. in the town’s historic district. That’s not all. Moore said he mak es the preserves — peach pineapple, raspberry and strawberry and spicy blueberry — from scratch,too. Forget whipped cream out of a can: It also is fresh, he

said. Crepes aren’t the only thing the restaurant makes. The menu also features French toast, frittati, omelets, homemade soups, sandwiches and the like. Moore said the average check is around $12, with most crepes costing in the $3.50 range The 1,300-square-foot store seats 38. Village Crepe is open for breakfast and lunch hours daily. For more information, call 614-833-1111.

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id you know that 90% of skin cancers are associated with exposure to radiation from the sun? Have you or your loved one had one or more blistering sunburns? Do you spend significant time outdoors golfing, fishing, or gardening? Have you noticed a spot that comes and goes but fails to disappear completely? If you have answered ìYes ” to any of the questions, then you are at risk for the development of skin cancer.

In the United States alone more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year, making skin cancer the most common form of cancer. Simply put, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Melanoma, one of the deadliest cancers, is most often diagnosed in white men over 50. However, until the age of 39, women are twice as likely to develop melanoma than men.

Just what is your risk of developing melanoma over the lifetime? It may be higher than you suspected: one in 39 men and one in 58 women will be diagnosed with melanoma. The risk for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers skyrockets if an individual ever used a tanning bed. Despite claims of safety, tanning beds use powerful sunlamps that produce nearly 12 times the ultraviolet radiation compared to the dose from regular sun exposure. The majority of skin cancers are diagnosed in persons with light hair and eyes and light skin marked by the inability to tan. The remaining significant minority of diagnoses is made in persons who tan easily or have very dark skin, including Hispanic, African American, and Asian populations. In persons with darker skin tones, both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers often are diagnosed in advanced stages because low suspicion leads to decreased cancer surveillance.

While the statistics are scary, awareness of your risk is the first step towards early diagnosis and appropriate management of a skin cancer. Often skin cancer presents itself as a new or changing growth. It may bleed, ooze, or crust and remain open for a few days or weeks, then heal and begin to bleed again. It may itch, burn, or hurt. It may change color, shape, and/ or size.

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The Eagles’ Trent Guy shoots over Thomas O’Sickey of Watkins Memorial last Friday.

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Ryan Mayle of New Albany shoots a 3-pointer during the Eagles’ 85-40 win over host Watkins Memorial last Friday. Mayle scored a team-high 13 points and was one of five Eagles players to score in double figures.

The New Albany High School bo ys basketball team isn’t going to o verwhelm anyone with its size. So the fact that Nick Sosh, a 6-foot3 senior forward, is the leading scorer entering Friday’s OCC-Capital Division game against defending co-champion Olentangy Orange is a sign the Eagles are getting the job done on the perimeter. “It’s been difficult for us to hang with some opponents inside,” coach Sam Davis said. “But we ha ve four or f ive kids who can shoot the 3(-pointer). We’re

spreading the floor and making teams come out to defend us, and that’s helping us get some points underneath.” Sosh, who can step out and shoot from the perimeter, is averaging 12.7 points through three games, including last Friday’s 85-40 OCC-Capital victory over Watkins Memorial. The Eagles, who improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the league, made seven 3s in that game to push their season total to 21. Jalen Rhea, a sophomore guard, leads the Eagles with nine 3-pointers. “We’re hitting some shots and that’s opening up space for me to work,” said See BOYS, page C3


Teams travel near and far for holiday tournaments By JARROD ULREY ThisWeek Community Newspapers

With only one senior back from its Division I state semifinalist team, the Reynoldsburg High School girls basketball team expected to be a work in progress early this season. The addition of sophomore guard Shiloh Murphy, a transfer from Zanesville who has made an immediate contribution, is helping to aid the transition. Something else that Reynoldsburg hopes will help is a trip to Fort Myers, Fla., later this month for the Basketball Brothers Inc. Invitational. A 72-team e vent with eight brackets, the Raiders will be competing in the Sapphire Di vision from Dec. 28-30 along with six teams from Florida and one from Pennsylvania. They are the only central Ohio team expected to travel farther than one state away over the holiday break. “It gives us a chance to do some team building and a chance to see what else is out there,” coach Jack Purtell said. “We’ve improved a lot. Right now we’re just getting to know each other. There’s some definite talent on this team, and hopefully (the tournament) will be a springboard for us.” When the Raiders traveled to the Ida S. Baker Holiday Tournament in Cape Coral, Fla., in 2008, they took a 17-hour bus ride. This time, the No. 3 team in the first 2010-11 Super 7 will be flying 10 varsity players to

Fort Myers to play a group of schools that Purtell has been told should be comparable to his o wn. Tampa Jefferson, the Raiders’first opponent, went 28-4 last season. “It will be a test for our kids,” Purtell said. “We’ve been fundraising for the last year so that we could hold the cost down. For a lot of our kids, it’ll be an experience they won’t forget.” •ALSO OUT OF STATE — Other teams competing in tournaments outside Ohio include the boys teams from Upper Arlington, Westerville North and Worthington Kilbourne. UA will travel more than three hours to the Girard (Pa.) Holiday Tournament, a four-team event on Dec. 28 and 30 and includes tw o teams from that area and one from Pittsburgh. The Bears also hope to meet up with Oliver McGlade, a 2010 UA graduate who plays for Seton Hill University and will be in nearby Erie for a game Dec. 29 at Gannon University. In addition, they’d like to see the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA Developmental League. “We had a 17-day layoff over the holidays last year , so I didn’t think that was real good,” coach Tim Casey said. “This will give us an opportunity to play some games and we’ll be able to do some other things while we’re there.” Kilbourne plays three games Dec. 28-30 at Louisville (Ky.) Moore’s Mustang Holiday Classic, a 10-team

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New Albany’s Hannah Scipio pressures Bailey Pierron of Hilliard Bradley during the visiting Eagles’ 48-47 victory Dec. 7 in an

See HOLIDAY, page C2 OCC-Capital game. The New Albany girls team will compete Dec. 29-30 in the Gahanna Cage Classic.

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UA boys, girls teams win Ned Reeb Invitational By AARON BLANKENSHIP

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Many members of the Upper Arlington High School bo ys swimming and diving team often felt they’ve been competing in the shadow of the Golden Bears’ girls squad, which has won six consecutive Division I state titles. Sophomore Joey Long hopes U A’s boys team made a statement by scoring 407 points to win the Ned Reeb Invitational last Saturday at Ohio State, ahead of runner-up Hunting Valley University School (399) and 43 other squads that scored. “Everybody talks about our girls team because they’ve been so good for so long, but we’re good, too, and we want to win big championships lik e this so that people will talk about us, too,” Long said. “This is pretty good for right now, because we’re all pretty worn down from our training.” Long finished second in the 500yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 48.68 seconds and third in the 200 free in 1:45.63. All three of UA’s relays placed second. Andrew Rabe, Adam Rabe, Long and Adam Dodson competed in the 200 free relay (1:28.52); Long, Adam Rabe, Sean Neri and Ryan Cutler swam the 400 free relay (3:17.54); and Neri, Andrew Rabe, Max Jelen and Dodson teamed up in the 200 medle y relay (1:38.77). “We didn’t win any events, but we needled a way at this with a lot of depth,” coach Mike de Bear said. “We were missing one of our top boys (Alex Chin), but we have a lot of talent in our program. We have some high pointscorers, but we need to be a team in the true sense of the w ord to win big meets.”

Below are the results from the Ned Reeb Invitational held last Saturday at Ohio State: GIRLS Team results: 1. Upper Ar lington (UA) 471; 2. Solon (S) 289; 3. W atterson (WAT) 262; 4. Granville (G) 237; 5. Thomas W orthington (TW) 166; 6. Mason (M) 147; 7. W ester ville Central 146; 8. Akron F irestone (AF) 145; 9. F remont Ross 127; 10. Dublin Coffman (DC) 118; 11. Har tley (H) 111; 12. Dela ware 98; 13. Shaker Heights Hatha way Brown 93; 14. T oledo St. Ur sula Academ y 84; 15. Ba y Village Bay 76; 16. P epper Pike Orange 75; 17. Mar ysville (MA) 72; 18. Olentang y Liber ty 67; 19. Ne w Albany 62; 20. Columbus Academ y (CA) and Wester ville South 57; 22. Dublin Jerome 53; 23. Pick erington Nor th 52; 24. Pick erington Central (PC) 49; 25. DeSales 44; 26. Dublin Scioto (DS) 41; 27. Cuy ahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (CFWJ) 37; 28. Olentang y 36; 29. Columbus School for Gir ls 31; 30. Elyria Catholic (EC) and Gahanna 30; 32. Center ville (C) 28; 33. Hilliard Davidson 24; 34. F indlay 20; 35. Hilliard Bradley and Hudson 19; 37. A von Lake 11; 38. Wester ville North 8; 39. Millbur y Lake and Mount Vernon 6. Individual results: 200 medle y relay: 1. Upper Arlington 1:51.25; 2. Solon 1:51.46; 3. Thomas Worthington 1:51.5; 200 free: 1. Katie Miller (AF) 1:51.37*; 2. Came y Rabold (W AT) 1:53.53; 3. Sydne y King (G) 1:54.63; 200 IM: 1. Abb y Chin (UA) 2:07.53; 2. Lauren Comer (UA) 2:11.34; 3. Miranda Hampton (MA) 2:11.47; 50 free: 1. Michelle Rielly (W AT) 24.13; 2. Annie Marquiss (S) 24.39; 3. K elsey McRill (S) 24.66; Diving: 1. Natalie Ritter (CA) 417.4;

Hartley sophomore Ronnie Bolden was the only central Ohio boys swimmer to win an event. He won the 100 butterfly in 52.11, ahead of University School’s Russell Stack (52.83). Bolden said he enjo yed having the opportunity to race against the best Division I athletes from around the state. “This was more of a surprise for me than anything,” Bolden said. “Being in lane two, I had to race of f the edge,

2. Morgan Mullens (C) 413.05; 3. Mack enzie Twerty (EC) 409.7; 100 fly: 1. Miller (AF) 56.56*; 2. Maddy Mar tin (PC) 56.64; 3. Liz Har ty (DS) 58.57; 100 free: 1. Ka yla Hammerberg (UA) 53.58; 2. Har ty (DS) 53.69; 3. Rielly (W AT) 53.71; 500 free: 1. King (G) 5:01.84; 2. Chin (UA) 5:03.03; 3. Samantha Schuttinger (W AT) 5:10.21; 200 free rela y: 1. Solon 1:38.72*; 2. W atterson 1:40.88; 3. Upper Ar lington 1:41.13; 100 back: 1. Claudia Do yle (TW) 57.76; 2. Rabold (W AT) 59.07; 3. Miranda Hampton (MA) 59.19; 100 breast: 1. Andrea Cottrell (H) 1:06.35; 2. Nichole Gill (DC) 1:06.8; 3. Danielle Margheret (CFWJ) 1:07; 400 free relay: 1. Upper Ar lington 3:35.69*; 2. W atterson 3:36.78; 3. Thomas W orthington 3:42.11. BOYS Team results: 1. Upper Ar lington (UA) 407; 2. Hunting Valley University School (HVUS) 399; 3. Solon (S) 260; 4. St. Char les 239; 5. T oledo St. F rancis (TSF) 207; 6. Cle veland St. Ignatius (CSI) 168; 7. Ne w Albany (NA) 138; 8. Thomas Worthington (TW) 127; 9. Dublin Jerome (DJ) 112; 10. F indlay (F) 109; 11. F remont Ross (FR) 108; 12. Akron F irestone (AF) 95; 13. Har tley (H) 85; 14. Dublin Coffman 78; 15. Granville (G) 72; 16. Pick erington Nor th (PN) 69); 17. Mason (63); 18. Gro ve City 62; 19. Cincinnati LaSalle 58; 20. Olentang y 49; 21. Mount Vernon 48; 22. Lancaster (L) 42; 23. Worthington Kilbour ne 38; 24. Colonel Cra wford and Hilliard Da vidson 33; 26. DeSales (DeS), Macedonia Nordonia (MN) and W esterville Central 30; 29. L yndhurst Br ush 28; 30. Canal Winchester and P epper Pike Orange 23; 32. Gahanna, Gates Mills Gilmour Academ y

and Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 18; 35. Dublin Scioto 17; 36. Columbus Academ y, Dresden Tri-Valley and Center ville 14; 39. Olentang y Liberty 13; 40. W ester ville North 12; 41. Hilliard Darby and Wester ville South 11; 43. Bellbrook and Marysville 7; 45. Ba y Village Bay and BloomCarroll 6. Individual results: 200 medley relay: 1. Hunting Valley Univer sity School 1:36.2; 2. Upper Arlington 1:38.77; 3. Cle veland St. Ignatius 1:38.78; 200 free: 1. Dan Miller (TSF) 1:39.59*; 2. Mik e Gaudiani (HVUS) 1:43.55; 3. Joey Long (UA) 1:45.63; 200 IM: 1. Nicholas Crane (HVUS) 1:53.1*; 2. Chris DePietro (L) 1:56.6; 3. P atrick Kelly (H) 1:59.87; 50 free: 1. Andre w Malone (HVUS) 21.31; 2. Cooper Staton (DeS) 21.5; 3. Sam Reeder (TW) 21.93; Diving: 1. Michael Kreft (S) 445.8; 2. Ste ven Rominik (MN) 425.55; 3. Jacob Kasper (DJ) 417; 100 fly: 1. Ronnie Bolden (H) 52.11; 2. Russell Stack (HVUS) 52.83; 3. Alex Hoffman (FR) 53.39; 100 free: 1. Miller (TSF) 46.46; 2. Alex Alfonso (NA) 47.7; 3. Reeder (TW) 48.08; 500 free: 1. Gaudiani (HVUS) 4:43.05; 2. Joe y Long (UA) 4:48.68; 3. Ry an Cutler (UA) 4:49.15; 200 free rela y: 1. Hunting V alley Univer sity School 1:27.47; 2. Upper Ar lington 1:28.52; 3. New Albany 1:29.48; 100 back: 1. Nicholas Crane (HVUS) 51.81; 2. DePietro (L) 53.63; 3. Sean Neri (UA) 54.4; 100 breast: 1. Andre w Malone (HVUS) 56.8*; 2. Derek Hren (CSI) 57.63; 3. Andre w Bartley (AF) 58.7; 400 free relay: 1. Hunting V alley Univer sity School 3:10.74*; 2. Upper Ar lington 3:17.54; 3. Cle veland St. Ignatius 3:20.37. *Meet record

and I was surprised that I was able to get a personal record here. It w as fun to get to race all of these people that I normally don’t get to race against.” •Upper Arlington’s girls team scored 471 points to cruise to the title ahead of runner-up Solon (289). Coach Dan Peterkoski was pleasantly surprised by his team’ s margin of victory. “We’ve graduated 14 All-Americans

the past three years, so we’re not as deep as we we’ ve been in the past, ” Peterkoski said. “But it w as impressive how many we put in the f inals. We’re showing that we’re deeper than I thought we’d be.” Senior Abby Chin won the 200 IM (2:07.53) ahead of teammate Lauren Comer (2:11.34). Chin also placed second in the 500 free (5:03.03) behind Granville’s Sydney King (5:01.84).


Hoops for the holidays side Baptist; 7:45 p.m.: P arkersburg (W.Va.) vs. Morgantown (W .Va.); Dec. 30 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 7:45 p.m.: Championship

BOYS Continued from page C1 event. Moore coach Larry Miller formerly coached at Cincinnati Woodward and is an acquaintance of Wolves coach Tom Souder. “I don’t know if I called Larry or he called me,but Larry needed a team and we needed some games,” Souder said. “It’s a good chance to give our kids a firstclass experience. Louisville is a big basketball town. When you go down there, they’re not going to give you any respect because they don’t know anything about you.” North competes in the Jack Stephens Memorial Holiday Tournament in P arkersburg, W.Va., on Dec. 29-30. •FOR LOCAL BRAGGING RIGHTS — Two events that will pit teams within close proximity of one another will be held at Central Crossing and Olentangy Liberty. The South-Western City Schools Winter Classic features matchups between Franklin Heights,Grove City,Westland and the host Comets on Dec. 27 and 29. Because Central Crossing and Westland already are scheduled to play twice during their OCCCentral Division schedule, they won’t play each other at the Classic. “We all played each other at the end of last season, and I emailed all three coaches and asked them if we had done it (as one event) before,” Comets coach Mike Cavey said. “We all just kind of got the ball rolling after that. “Because of the levy passing

UA senior Kayla Hammerberg won the 100 free (53.58) ahead of Dublin Scioto’s Liz Harty (53.69), and Hammerberg finished fourth in the 50 free (24.75). The Golden Bears also won two relays. Hammerberg, Chin, Comer and Gabby Veri won the 400 free (3:35.69) ahead of Watterson (3:36.78), and Comer, Beth Long, Chin and Jessica Miller won the 200 medley (1:51.25) ahead of Solon (1:52.46). “There’s a lot of pressure to win these meets, because everyone is going for you when you’re the state champion,” Chin said. “But it’ s fun to be in that position, and this is good practice for state, because it’s the same format as how the state meet is run. We’re young this year, but it looks like we’ve got a lot of good raw talent.” Watterson, which has finished second at state each of the past tw o seasons, placed third (262). Michelle Rielly w on the 50 free (24.13) ahead of Solon’ s Annie Marquiss (24.39) and finished third in the 100 free (53.71). Camey Rabbold finished second in both the 100 back (59.07) behind Thomas Worthington’s Claudia Doyle (57.76) and the 200 free (1:54.62) behindAkron Firestone’s Katie Miller (1:51.37). Watterson coach Quintin Ward is optimistic that his squad can challenge Upper Arlington at state. “UA is weaker relative to other years, and I think we can gi ve them a challenge if we all click on the same day,” Ward said. “But U A really fle xed its muscles here and showed why they’re still the favorite to win.”

BOBCAT HOLIDAY CLASSIC •Where: Grandview •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: Har tley vs. Nor thridge; 8 p.m.: Grandvie w vs. Wellington; Dec. 30 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 8 p.m.: Championship

LARRY EBERST CLASSIC •Where: Olentangy Liber ty •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 1 p.m.: Dublin Scioto vs. Buck eye Valley; 3 p.m.: Dublin Jerome vs. Olentang y Orange; 5 p.m.: Big W alnut vs. Olentang y; 7 p.m.: Delaware vs. Liber ty

CELINA HALLiday SHOOTOUT •Where: Celina •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: Ready vs. Br yan; 8 p.m.: Celina vs. Green ville; Dec. 30 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 8 p.m.: Championship

MUSTANG HOLIDAY CLASSIC •Where: Louisville (K y.) Moore •Schedule (local teams only): Dec. 28 — 4:30 p.m.: W orthington Kilbourne vs. Louisville (K y.) Valley; Dec. 29 — 4:30 p.m.: Kilbour ne vs. Louisville (K y.) Doss; Dec. 30 — 6 p.m.: Kilbour ne vs. Louisville (K y.) Souther n

CINCINNATI HUGHES HOLIDAY CLASSIC •Where: Cincinnati Hughes •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: DeSales vs. W est Chester Lak ota West; 8 p.m.: Hughes vs. Cincinnati Clar k Montessori; Dec. 30 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 8 p.m.: Championship

NEWARK CATHOLIC HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT •Where: Newark Catholic •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: Zanesville Rosecrans vs. W orthington Christian; 7:45 p.m.: F isher Catholic vs. Newark Catholic; Dec. 30 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 7:45 p.m.: Championship

GIRARD HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT •Where: Girard, Pa. •Schedule: Dec. 28 — 6 p.m.: Upper Arlington vs. Erie (P a.) Mercyhurst Prep; 8 p.m.: Girard (P a.) vs. Pittsburgh Canevin Catholic; Dec. 30 — 3 p.m.: Consolation; 5 p.m.: Championship

NORTHRIDGE VETERANS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT •Where: Dayton Nor thridge •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: Brookhaven vs. Whetstone; 7:30 p.m.: Cincinnati Wyoming vs. Da yton Nor thridge; Dec. 30 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 7:30 p.m.: Championship

GILEAD CHRISTIAN EAGLES HOLIDAY HOOPS CLASSIC •Where: Gilead Christian •Schedule: Dec. 27 — 2:30 p.m.: Grove City Christian vs. Middleburg Heights Midpar k; 8:30 p.m.: Williamstown (W .Va.) W ood County Christian vs. Gilead Christian; Dec. 28 — 12:30 p.m.: Cle veland Ne w Day Academy vs. Gro ve City Christian-Midpark loser ; 2:30 p.m.: Gro ve City Christian-Midpark winner vs. W ood County Christian-Gilead Christian winner ; 6:30 p.m.: Ne w Day Academy vs. Wood County Christian-Gilead Christian loser

SOUTH-WESTERN CITY SCHOOLS WINTER CLASSIC •Where: Central Crossing •Schedule: Dec. 27 — 6 p.m.: Gro ve City vs. W estland; 8 p.m.: Central Crossing vs. F ranklin Heights; Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: Franklin Heights vs. W estland; 8 p.m.: Gro ve City vs. Central Crossing

JACK STEPHENS MEMORIAL HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT •Where: Parkersburg, W.Va. •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: W esterville North vs. Richmond (V a.) South-

so late (last year) we all ended up playing each other because everybody needed games. I think it’s great for all of us because it will have that community feel to it.” The third annual Dela ware County Shootout/Larry Eberst


Classic, has become more localized over the years. The event features Big Walnut, Buckeye Valley, Delaware, Olentangy, Olentangy Liberty and Olentangy Orange from Delaware County and has filled out the field with Dublin Scioto and Dublin Jerome.

•Schedule (Sapphire Division): Dec. 28 — 1:30 p.m.: Sarasota (Fla.) vs. Gainesville (Fla.) Eastside; 5 p.m.: Reynoldsburg vs. T ampa (Fla.) Jefferson; 5 p.m.: F ort Myer s (Fla.) V erot vs. Ardmore (P a.) Lower Merion; 6:30 p.m.: F ort Pierce (Fla.) Lincoln P ark vs. Naples (Fla.); Dec. 29 — 10:30 a.m.: Re ynoldsburg-Jefferson loser vs. Lincoln Park-Naples loser ; 1:30 p.m.: Sarasota-Eastside loser vs. Low er Merion-Verot loser ; 5 p.m.: Re ynoldsburg-Jefferson winner vs. Lincoln P arkNaples winner ; 6:30 p.m.: SarasotaEastside winner vs. Low er MerionVerot winner ; Dec. 30 — 1:30 p.m.: Seventh-place game; 1:30 p.m.: F ifthplace game; 1:30 p.m.: Consolation; 3:30 p.m.: Championship

(Ky.) Marion County; 4:45 p.m.: Mount Lebanon vs. T winsburg; 6:30 p.m.: Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman vs. Da yton Chaminade Julienne; 8:15 p.m.: Pickerington Nor th vs. W arrensville Heights; Dec. 29 — 3 p.m.: W alsh Jesuit-Marion County loser vs. Mount Lebanon-Twinsburg loser ; 4:45 p.m.: Blackman-Chaminade Julienne loser vs. Pick erington Nor th-Warrensville Heights loser ; 6:30 p.m.: W alsh JesuitMarion County winner vs. Mount Lebanon-Twinsburg winner; 8:15 p.m.: Blackman-Chaminade-Julienne winner vs. Pick erington Nor th-Warrensville Heights winner ; Dec. 30 — 3 p.m.: Se venth-place game; 4:45 p.m.: F ifth-place game; 6:30 p.m.: Consolation; 8:15 p.m.: Championship

BRAGGIN’ RIGHTS CLASSIC •Where: Cincinnati McGhee Spor ts Complex •Schedule (area teams only): Dec. 28 — 6 p.m.: Marion-F ranklin vs. Da yton Meadowdale; 7:45 p.m.: Columbus East vs. T oledo Roger s; 8:30 p.m.: Harvest Prep vs. Baltimore St. F rances; Dec. 30 — 3:45 p.m.: Pick erington Central vs. Baltimore St. Anthon y’s

LADY VIKES CLASSIC •Where: North Canton Hoo ver •Schedule (local teams only): Dec. 27 — 7:30 p.m.: Thomas W orthington vs. North Canton Hoo ver; Dec. 28 — 4 p.m.: Thomas Worthington vs. Medina

GAHANNA CAGE CLASSIC •Where: Gahanna Lincoln •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: Mifflin vs. Ne w Albany; 7:45 p.m.: Gahanna vs. Hilliard Da vidson; Dec. 30 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 7:45 p.m.: Championship GILEAD CHRISTIAN HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT •Where: Gilead Christian •Schedule: Dec. 27 — 4:30 p.m.: Columbus Horizon Science vs. Cle veland Heights Lutheran East; 6:30 p.m.: Whetstone vs. Gilead Christian; Dec. 28 — 4:30 p.m.: Consolation; 8:30 p.m.: Championship KEY BANK HOLIDAY CLASSIC •Where: Pickerington Nor th •Schedule: Dec. 28 — 3 p.m.: Cuy ahoga Falls W alsh Jesuit vs. Lebanon

“It’s got a lot of local teams, so it draws a better fan base,” Liberty coach Greg Nossaman said. “A lot of the kids kno w each other, which is nice. •SMALL-SCHOOL SHOWCASES — The Newark Catholic Holiday Tournament will pit three

LAKEWOOD HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT •Where: Lakewood •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: F airfield Union vs. W atkins Memorial; 8 p.m.: Lak ewood vs. Thor nville Sheridan; Dec. 30 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 8 p.m.: Championship LAKOTA EAST HOLIDAY HOOPS •Where: Liberty Township Lakota East •Schedule (local teams only): Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: Olentang y vs. Cincinnati Ursuline Academ y; Dec. 30 — 8 p.m.: Olentangy vs. Lak ota East LAKOTA WEST HOLIDAY HOOPS •Where: West Chester Lak ota West •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 5:30 p.m.: Newark vs. T oledo Central Catholic; 7:15 p.m.: Dublin Coffman vs. Lak ota West; Dec. 30 — 5:30 p.m.: Coffman vs. Toledo Central Catholic; 7:15 p.m.: Newark vs. Lak ota West MILLERSPORT HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT •Where: Millerspor t

of central Ohio’s smaller Catholic schools — Zanesville Rosecrans, Fisher Catholic and Ne wark Catholic — into a four -team championship format that also includes perennial small-school power Worthington Christian on Dec. 29-30.

•Schedule: Dec. 27 — 2 p.m.: Gran ville Christian vs. Madison Christian; 3:45 p.m.: Miller spor t vs. P atriot Academ y; 5 p.m.: F ranklin Heights vs. Nor thridge; 7:15 p.m.: Whitehall vs. Hamilton T ownship; Dec. 28 — 2 p.m.: F ranklin Heights-Nor thridge loser vs. WhitehallHamilton Township loser ; 3:45 p.m.: Granville Christian-Madison Christian loser vs. Miller spor t-Patriot Academ y loser; 5:30 p.m.: F ranklin Heights-Nor thridge winner vs. Whitehall-Hamilton Township winner ; 7:15 p.m.: Gran ville Christian-Madison Christian winner vs. Millerspor t-Patriot Academ y winner SHELLEY WHITED HOLIDAY CLASSIC •Where: Centerburg •Schedule: Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: DeSales vs. Olentang y Orange; 7:45 p.m.: Centerburg vs. Har tley; Dec. 28 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 7:45 p.m.: Championship VIKING HOLIDAY CLASSIC •Where: Teays Valley •Schedule: Dec. 28 — 6 p.m.: Nor thland vs. Jonathan Alder ; 7:45 p.m.: Grove City vs. T eays V alley; Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 7:45 p.m.: Championship WATTERSON CLASSIC •Where: Watterson •Schedule: Dec. 28 — 2:30 p.m.: Dublin Jerome vs. Upper Ar lington; 4:15 p.m.: Ready vs. Cincinnati Mother of Mercy; 5:45 p.m.: Erie (P a.) Mercyhurst Prep vs. Rock y River Magnificat; 7:30 p.m.: Watterson vs. Hilliard Darb y; Dec. 29 — 2:30 p.m.: Hilliard Darb y vs. Mother of Mercy; 4:15 p.m.: Upper Arlington vs. Rock y River Magnificat; 5:45 p.m.: Ready vs. Dublin Jerome; 7:30 p.m.: W atterson vs. Mercyhur st Prep YULE CLASSIC •Where: Liberty Union •Schedule: Dec. 28 — 6 p.m.: Amanda-Clearcreek vs. Heath; 7:45 p.m.: Liberty Union vs. W estland; Dec. 29 — 6 p.m.: Consolation; 7:45 p.m.: Championship

The Bobcat Holiday Classic at Grandview has the same teams as last season, with Hartley, Northridge, Wellington and the host squad vying for a title Dec. 29-30.

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Top 10 prep events that you can’t miss this winter As the 12 days of Christmas are upon us, how about the 10 must-see events of the central Ohio high school winter sports season? Here is a list, which I have checked twice, of events you should enjoy during the cold months ahead. I have put them in order, from 10 to 1, with No. 1 at the top of my personal wish list. 10 — See the Upper Arlington girls swimming team in action. Can you say six consecuti ve state championships? That is what this brilliant program has achieved. 9 — Go to a middle school, freshman or junior v arsity sporting event and don’t attend just because it’s your grandson, neighbor’s daughter or coworker’s kid. Just go and support these hard-working athletes and coaches. They truly will appreciate it. 8 — Attend a full-day wrestling tournament. You have to commit al-

most an entire Saturday, but it’s worth it when you see the efforts being displayed. There are perennially good powers around our area, and if you venture out to places like LARRY West Jefferson, MarLARSON ion Pleasant or Marysville, you will see top action for not too long a drive. 7 — Watch Dave Butcher coach a girls basketball game. I met him 25 years ago when he was on his way to his first state championship as coach at Pickerington. Now, he is the coach at Pickerington North. It ne ver matters what his talent level is, his teams are always dangerous. 6 — Venture out to a bowling palace — I guess they don’t call them alleys

anymore — and see the determination and skill of these young athletes in the newest OHSAA-sanctioned sport in our state. Find the schedule for Westerville South, Buckeye Valley, Gahanna or Westerville Central and go watch them roll. 5 — Check out the Blue Jack ets Cup hockey tournament. If you lik e watching the NHL, here is a chance to see some future stars in your o wn backyard. The tourney starts Feb. 10 and spotlights most of the teams in the Columbus area. Dreams are manufactured through events like this. 4 — Go to the Cindy McGee Gymnastics Invitational. This winter’s event is on Jan. 15 at Dublin Cof fman and features some of the top athletes and teams from our area. You could go to lots of Saturday in vitationals, but I hold this one at the top because I got to see Cindy McGee perform when

BOYS Continued from page C1 Sosh, one of four returning players who averaged 9.4 or more points a year ago. “With our focus being on the outside, I’m always guarding bigger guys at the defensive end. But they have to defend me, too, and our guards ha ve done a good job putting their shots away or getting the ball to me if I’m open.” Orange, which graduated eight seniors after sharing last year’s OCC-Capital title with Mount Vernon, is looking formidable on the perimeter as well while starting 1-1 in the league following last Friday’s 59-47 victory over Big Walnut. The Pioneers, who were 2-1 overall before playing Central Crossing last Tuesday, totaled

she was at Dublin nearly 30 years ago. Cindy died young and tragically , but her name and brilliance live on. 3 — Get to the Fairgrounds Coliseum for a district or re gional boys basketball tournament game. All of you know I am really biased on this one. It is an old building and it costs a ridiculous amount to just park your car on the f airgrounds lot, but this is pure history and reminiscing of days gone by . Once a year since 1923, fans convene to watch basketball history being made. These are days to cherish. 2 — Go see the district swimming meet at Ohio State. Cold February weather outside, warm temperatures and screaming crowds inside the magnificent McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Every swimmer gives every ounce of effort they have to get to the state meet or surpass their personal-best time. It

may be my f avorite sports hours on one single day of the entire year. 1 — This year there is a true urgency in attending a basketball game at Columbus West. I grew up in the 1950s watching City League hoops on Friday nights. Now those memorable courts at East, South and LindenMcKinley are gone, and West will be as well when the reno vations reach that classy, old school. So, now is the time to watch one more Cowboys game and try to frame forever what basketball was like in Columbus in a bygone era. Most of all, savor the moments that all of the athletes provide for you. I’ll see you at a game. Larry Larson is a former athletics director at Grandview High School. He can be heard as “Mr. High School Sports” on WTVN 610 AM.

At a glance 20 3-pointers during their first three games. Jordan Combs, a 6-0 guard, was averaging 13.3 points. “I can tell you that we sent our best scout to the Big Walnut game and he said Orange hasn’t dropped off much,” Davis said. “They’ve got the Combs boy, a big transfer from Dublin Coffman (6-3 Josh Wintermantel) and another pretty good guard (Matt Kurelic) from Worthington Christian.” The Eagles earned a split in the season series with Orange a year ago by winning the second game on their home floor 62-54 as Sammy Krebs scored a team-high 14 points.

Below are the recent results and coming schedule for the New Albany boys basketball team: Dec. 4 — Defeated Olentang y Liberty 66-54 in season opener . Nick Sosh scored 16 points for the Eagles, who led 24-6 after the fir st quar ter. *Dec. 7 — Def. Hilliard Bradle y 5647 in OCC-Capital opener . Sosh, Jalen Rhea, Sammy Krebs and T ravon Bodrick scored 11 points each. The Eagles star ted fast again, taking an 18-

They also beat the Pioneers once in 2008-09 when Orange won the outright OCC-Capital championship in its inaugural season. “It has become (a ri valry),” Sosh said. “But we might be favored this time and that makes things a little dif ferent for us. We’re definitely happy we’ll be

7 first-quarter lead. *Last Friday — Def. W atkins Memorial 85-40. Ry an Ma yle scored 13 points for the Eagles, who led 22-5 after the fir st quar ter. *Friday — Home vs. Olentang y Orange. The Eagles split with the league co-champions a year ago b y winning the second game at home 62-54. The y lost the fir st game 58-46. *Tuesday — At F ranklin Heights *OCC-Capital game

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The Greater Columb us Swim Team of Ohio (GCSTO) has started its fall and winter swim season and is looking for new athletes. GCSTO was ranked by USA Swimming as one of the top 100 teams in America in 2009 according to the national governing body USA Swimming. The team will practice at Columbus Academy, the Concourse Hotel Fitness Club, St. Charles Preparatory School and the Columbus School for Girls. New swimmers are allowed two weeks with the team to see what it has to offer. For more information, contact GCSTO coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or More information also is available at

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Watkins Memorial High School will be host to a sixweek spring training baseball program for players in grades 1-12 from Jan. 9 through Feb. 13. Watkins Memorial coach Don Schone will direct the program with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit, or call (866) 6224487.




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New Price on this amazing Fenway home! Wonderful home on private lot! Amazing & in immaculate condition! Gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters, sunroom, many windows & daylight windows in finished lower level w/ incredible views! Each BR has it’s own Bath!

Hard-to-find popular Berwick model with generous formal LR & DR, bright center island white kitchen w/stainless refrig, 2-story GR w/ FP, 1st flr study, large MBR, bonus room (or 4th bed). The large deck and backyard ar perfect for everyday living & entertaining.

Impeccably maintained Carlo Bitonni built home. Gracious room sizes, wonderful flow for entertaining, granite kitchen open to casual dining and vaulted great room, large lushly landscaped lot, finished lower level with full bath, oversized 3-car garage. Easy to Show!

Just North of New Albany. A beautiful lot for a wonderful home!

Offered at $789,000 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

Offered at $359,900 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

Offered at $329,900 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234

Offered at $159,900 M. Kate & Tony Thomas @ 939-1234





Must come take a look! Total renovation with all new stainless appl’s, granite surfaces, travertine in master bath, new hardwood flooring, 5 bedrooms, bonus room included w/full bath & closet! New carpet, fixtures, hardware, Finished lower level with half bath! Great lot!!

Great brick house with side load garage, side door entrance & patio, great light throughout, marble surround fireplace, and .439 acre lot! Recent exterior and interior repairs include roof, windows, brick work, landscaping and new carpet.

Historic Lucius D. Mower federal style home listed on the national registry restored and stunning! Dual stair case, builtin window seating, hardwood flooring, walk-out covered porch, 11’ceilings, modern kit w/viking range, granite, & fabulous lot & gardens. Must see!

Stately home with private backyard and golf course views. 1st flr master with sitting area and fireplace, dual WIC’s and large master bath, french doors leading to private back yard and patio. Dual staircase entering large kitchen with center island, SS appl’s family room with fireplace. Wood paneled den, finished LL.

Offered at $445,050 Jean Lesnick @ 537-5376

Offered at $413,000 Jean Lesnick @ 537-5376





Reduced $250,000! New Albany Farms, custom barn home on 1.5 ac lot w/stunning features that include vaulted owners suite w/sitting rm, gourmet kitchen w/ cherry cabinetry w/Viking & Thermadore appliances, vaulted family rm w/wall of windows, Finished LL w/ home theatre, carriage suite over 3-car garage

Authentic barn home on 2.2 AC w/vaulted open post & beam architecture. Slate & wood flooring, custom kitchen w/oversized copper island. 1st floor guest suite w/deluxe bath could be 2nd owners suite. Large guest bedrooms w/private baths, owners bedroom w/spa-like shower, custom cabinetry & bedroom sized closet.

This wooded and rolling 35.5 acre property sits in the heart of the horse country just minutes from Easton, New Albany and their amenities. A perfect weekend retreat or build your dream home. The property has a beautiful treed ravine that would give two homes perfect privacy if you preferred to split the parcel.

This Cul-de-Sac home is in ideal-neutral condition on a site that will take your breath away. The large rear yard has a perfect pool setting, 9" ceilings, and oak floors on the 1st & 2nd. New appliances, granite counters, very large morning room overlooking brick terrace & yard, screened porch too!

Offered at $998,800 Alan Hinson @ 348-8000

Offered at $1,225,800 Alan Hinson @ 348-8000

Offered at $475,800 Alan Hinson @ 348-8000

Offered at $729,800 Alan Hinson @ 348-8000





Incredible American farmhouse exterior with sharp urban interior features. 2010 Parade of homes entry by Dani homes. State-of-the-art technology package & extensive home entertainment system. First floor master plus 4 BR’s & computer/study rm up. Close stroll to market street, schools, parks, arts center, dining.

Incredible location nestled in around Million Dollar homes. Across from Fenway Park and close stroll to country club, leisure trails and market square. 1st floor mstr with adjoining den, all hardwood floors on first level, really nice kitchen w/granite stainless steel open 2 great rm and breakfast room. Gorgeous Yard

Gorgeous Georgian Dutch Colonial exterior, fresh, clean & classic, coastal themed interior. 2010 Parade entry by New England homes/Garth auctions, 2009 BIA people’s choice award winner! Great value, lots of bonus features & upgrades inc largest master closet you’ve ever seen! Well below price to construct!

Incredible perfect condition home located on excellent cul-de-sac location in Pembrooke. Close to trails and parks, This home offers neutral, clean, very well finished quality throughout every one of the three levels of this home. Great finished lower level with Irish Pub, wine cabinet, rec rm and media room. Look quick!

Offered at $855,540 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

Offered at $795,000 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

Offered at $899,000 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929

Offered at $799,000 Call Mark Neff @ 402-8929





No detail overlooked in this complete 2001 renovation. Enjoy the character and detail of an old house with all of the technology of a new house. Breath-taking oversized lot with complete privacy. Potential live in apartment over detached garage and amazing master suite and upstairs study.

Exquisite Tuckerman-built w/ 7,000+ SF of b’fully fnshd living space! Stunning featrs inc. awesome granite/ stainless chef’s ktchn,4 FPs, lux MBR & BA & WOW 10x20 CLOSET, carrge ste w/LR & BR, incrdble LL w/bar, rec, media & FP, 1st & 2nd flr laundry, home generator, priv patios, lush gardens & huge bkyd! Close to NACC!

Enjoys premium site on NACC golf course nestled in quiet gated edge of woods enclave. Featurs inc 1st flr mstr BR, lovely formal DR w/butlr pantry, lg GR w/FP & wall of windows, 2 BRs up w/ private BAs, & finished LL. Oversized brick paver patio overlooking the fairway & lots of shade & privacy! Walk to dinner at NACC!

Enjoy the peace & tranquility of nature in this beautiful rural setting with woods, mature trees, meadow, stream, and gently rolling hills...but still close to town! Perfect for a dream home located in the renowned New Albany Plain Local School District. Drive by - it’s located between 7996 & 7896 Peter Hoover Road.

Offered at $2,900,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $1,675,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $1,195,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Offered at $315,000 Jane Kessler Lennox @ 939-8938

Alan Hinson

Laura Kohler




Offered at $898,000 Jean Lesnick @ 537-5376

Jane Kessler Lennox Jean Lesnick 614-537-5376

Offered at $999,000 Jean Lesnick @ 537-5376

Janice Moorehead

Mark Neff



M. Kate & Tony Thomas


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12-16-2010 edition of ThisWeek New Albany