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them.” Westerville fell short of avenging its league loss to Newark, as it lost 1-0 in the rematch Dec. 13. English, who is the Warcats’ leading scorer, was out of the lineup that game because of a concussion. Westerville will face Newark again Jan. 10 at Lou and Gib Ice Arena and Feb. 8 at Chiller Easton. “We’ve learned from our mistakes and now we’ve got momentum on our side again,” senior defenseman Kyle

Westerville South High School boys basketball coach Ed Calo is hoping his team gets back to full strength for two OCC-Cardinal Division games this weekend. The Wildcats played shorthanded in five of their first six games, with notable absences including senior forwards Matt Chellis and Trent Slade. Those two players collided during a preseason practice and both missed the opener at Reynoldsburg on Nov. 30, a 56-39 loss. “As far as continuity and getting into a rhythm, you want to get that going,” Calo said. “You want them developing that rotation.” Chellis sustained cuts to his upper lip and mouth and Slade had a cut on his forehead. Slade returned to play against Brookhaven on Dec. 4, as the visiting Wildcats lost 5552. Chellis missed his second consecutive game because of the injuries. Chellis and Slade both played in a 62-58 double-overtime win at home against Worthington Kilbourne on Dec. 7, and Chellis scored 14 points in a 49-45 win over Eastmoor Academy on Dec. 8. Chellis, however, missed games against Horizon Science Academy (91-25 win Dec. 12) and Hilliard Bradley (62-38 win Dec. 14) because of the flu. Calo expects Chellis to return for league games against Hilliard Darby on Friday, Dec. 21, and Dublin Scioto on Sat-


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Nick Brennan of Westerville controls the puck along the boards as PRPC's Hayden Ballog closes in during a game Nov. 17 at Chiller North. The Warcats are 17-9 overall and 7-4 in the GCHSCHL. PAUL VERNON/THISWEEKSPORTS



After opening with eight consecutive victories and winning 11 of its first 12 games, the Westerville club hockey team hit a rut, going 2-6 against strong competition in its next eight games. The Warcats absorbed some lopsided losses during that stretch, as they fell to Newark 4-0 in a Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League game Nov. 9 and lost to St. Charles 60, Carmel (Ind.) 7-1 and Hilliard 7-2 in the Midwest Thanksgiving Classic

held Nov. 23-25 at Chiller North. Westerville showed its fortitude by bouncing back to win four of its next six games. “We had a fast start and I think we started to cruise a little bit after that,” junior forward Jacob English said. “Then we played some better competition, including the No. 1 team from Indiana, and we took some bumps and bruises. Those losses showed our team what our standard has to be, and we started working harder and paying more attention in practice. Ever since then, we’ve started picking up our intensity

again. And if we didn’t lose those games, I don’t think we’d be working this hard and beating some of the teams we’ve been beating lately.” The Warcats lost to Northeast 3-2 on Oct. 26 but defeated the Storm 7-0 on Dec. 8. Both games were league contests. “We wanted to make a statement in our rematch against Northeast that we’re the team to beat in our league,” English said. “They caught us by surprise when they beat us earlier in the year, but we’ve been playing much better than we were the first time we played

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Central’s Andrea Hodge looks to maneuver past Jordan Fischbach of Thomas Worthington during their game Dec. 4. The Warhawks, who beat Worthington Kilbourne 43-39 on Dec. 14 for their first victory, play host to North on Thursday, Dec. 20. LAURIE STEVENSON/THISWEEKSPORTS

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Warhawks rally to end lengthy losing streak By FRANK DiRENNA THISWEEKSPORTS.COM

Trailing Worthington Kilbourne 10-2 after one quarter Dec. 14, the Westerville Central High School girls basketball team appeared to be headed to its seventh consecutive loss to begin the season and 28th in a row over the past two years. Things also seemed bleak because senior guard/forward Megan Mills fractured her left wrist early in the first quarter. Mills is expected to miss at least a month, according to coach Jamiya Pride. A pair of underclassmen, however, led a comeback and helped the Warhawks snap their losing streak by defeating visiting Kilbourne 43-39. Freshman center Emma Stile scored 19 points and sophomore point guard Andrea Hodge scored 13. “We are definitely getting better,” Hodge said. “From last year to this year, we’re a very good team now. (The victory over Kilbourne) was amazing. It feels good to finally win a game and my team did really well. When you’re losing you always have those doubts in your mind, but it’s still good to stay optimistic about things and that’s what we did to pull out the win.” It was Pride’s first win in his two seasons at Central. “We all figured the impossible is possible to walk away with the ‘W’by playing a complete game,” Pride said. “A lot of times in the past we were never able to play three full or three and a half quarters to get a victory, but it’s a bright future for the rest of our team for the rest of the year.” Before defeating Kilbourne, the Warhawks’ last win came on Feb. 16, 2011, a 56-39 vic-

urday, Dec. 22. “We have to get our chemistry together,” Slade said. “There’s still stuff we need to work on. Once we get that all together I feel like we can win it all.” With the team shorthanded, senior forward Marcus Ball stepped in to contribute and scored a season-high 21 points against Kilbourne. Slade scored a season-high 17 points against Bradley. South outscored the Jaguars 38-14 in the second half. “We were two different teams,” Calo said. “In the first half, we did not shoot well or defend. In the second half, we played harder, smarter and tougher.” South also has received contributions from underclassmen, as Kyran McClure scored 12 points and Jelani Rogers scored 11 against Horizon Science. Both are freshman guards. “We’d always like to be a little bit better than what we are, but we’re making progress and I like that,” Calo said. “We’re getting a little bit bet- Trent Slade of South looks to shoot despite pressure from ter every time, so that’s a good Horizon Science Academy’s Kamron Andrews during the host thing. We have a long way to Wildcats’ 91-25 victory Dec. 12. LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKSPORTS go. This is a work in progress and we have some veterans, At a glance but for the most part we’re really inexperienced.” scored 26 points, including the win-

Central rallies to beat Kilbourne

Devin Jackson of North tries to knock the ball away from South’s Cheyenne Raker during their game Nov. 30. The Warriors are 6-1 overall and the Wildcats are 3-3. CHRIS

tory over Briggs in the first round of the Division I district tournament under coach Doug Etgen, who resigned following the season. Against Kilbourne, Central closed to within 21-16 by halftime and outscored the Wolves 12-2 in the third quarter to take a 28-23 lead. Central carried that momentum into its contest at Hartley on Dec. 15, as it led for most of the game before losing 4137. Hodge led the Warhawks with 13 points and senior guard Kelsey Merriam scored 10. Merriam hit a 3-pointer to

Central trailed host Kilbourne 42-34 after three quarters before rallying for a 54-53 win Dec. 14. Charles Carmon’s steal and subsequent three-point play with 1.7 seconds remaining lifted Central to the win. On Central’s previous possession, Carmon missed two free throws. But coach Todd Minney told Carmon during a timeout that he would eventually turn in the key play. “I missed two free throws before that and as I came back to the bench I was pretty upset because I wasn’t sure if we were going to have another chance,” Carmon said. “(Minney) told me when I was coming back to the bench ‘Don’t worry about it. It’s fine because you’re going to be the hero of this game.’So that was quite a coincidence that I was the hero of the game.” Eric James scored 14 points, Jalen Malone scored 13 and Carmon scored 11. “This one was good for our kids’ confidence to see the growth that they’ve been having as a team and we’ve been working really hard on just the small things,” Minney said. “(We are) sticking to the fundamentals and really putting time in because these kids are

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Central, North and South boys basketball teams: CENTRAL Dec. 4 – Defeated Groveport 69-52. Eric James scored 19 points and Charles Carmon and Jalen Malone each scored 12. *Dec. 7 – Lost to Dublin Scioto 6140. Malone scored 11 points. *Dec. 11 – Def. Hilliard Bradley 5434. Jack Birkhofer scored 18 points and James scored 10. *Dec. 14 – Def.Worthington Kilbourne 54-53. James scored 14 points, Malone scored 13 and Carmon scored 11. *Dec. 21 – At Westerville North Dec. 29 – At New Albany Of note: The Warhawks are 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the OCC-Cardinal. NORTH *Dec. 14 – Def. Scioto 58-43. Jack Gibbs scored 22 points, Jaylen Benton had 12 and Adrian Cook added 11. Dec. 15 – Def. Cleveland Villa AngelaSt. Joseph 70-69 in Play 4 Cancer Shootout at Massillon Jackson. Gibbs

so limited experience-wise.” The Warhawks are 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the OCC-Cardinal entering a game at Westerville North on Friday, Dec. 21. The Warriors improved to 5-0 by defeating Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph 70-69 on Dec. 15 in the Play 4 Cancer Shootout at Massillon Jackson when Jack Gibbs made a half-court shot as time expired.

close the Warhawks to within 39-37 with 1 minute, 20 seconds left, but Ariel Packer’s two free throws with 22 seconds remaining sealed the win for Hartley. “Our girls are playing harder the last couple of games and we’re finally playing defense the way we would like to,” Pride said. “There are other things on the offensive side, but our success will start with The following schools are seeking coaches: defense and (the Hartley game) Big Walnut – Girls soccer. Contact athletics proved we can play away in a director Steve Glesenkamp at (740) 965-7778 or harsh environment and still be Canal Winchester – Volleyball. Email résumé GIRLS >> C3 to athletics director Kent Riggs at

ning 3-pointer from half court at the buzzer. Cook had 21 points and Benton added 10. *Dec. 21 – Home vs. Westerville Central Dec. 29 – Home vs. Canton McKinley Of note: The Warriors are 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the OCC-Cardinal. SOUTH Dec. 4 – Lost to Brookhaven 55-52. Julian Wade scored 16 points, Kyran McClure scored 11 and Trent Slade scored 10. *Dec. 7 – Def. Kilbourne 62-58 (2OT). Marcus Ball scored 21 points and Slade scored 14. Dec. 8 – Def. Eastmoor Academy 4945. Matt Chellis scored 14 points. Dec. 12 – Def. Horizon Science Academy 91-25. McClure scored 12 points, Slade and Jelani Rogers each scored 11 and Jalen Bell scored 10. *Dec. 14 – Def. Bradley 62-38. Slade scored 17 points, Ball scored 12 and McClure scored 10. *Dec. 21 – Home vs. Hilliard Darby *Dec. 22 – At Scioto Dec. 28-29 – Newark Holiday Tournament Of note: The Wildcats are 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the OCC-Cardinal. *League contest

“The key to defeating Central will be our team defensive effort,” North coach Kevin Thuman said. “Central has the ability to score, so we hope to make them work for their points. On offense, we need to be able to be effective running our half-court sets and use our defense to start our offense.”

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in the game.” Senior Maggie Sabo injured her left ankle at the end of the third quarter and is expected to miss action, according to Pride. With Mills and Sabo out, Pride expects sophomore guard Imani Steele, who began the season on the junior varsity, to receive playing time. Central plays host to Westerville North on Thursday, Dec. 20. The Warriors are 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the OCC-Cardinal Division, with the loss coming against Pickerington Central, 52-47 on Dec. 11. Last season, North beat Central 60-30 and 70-41. “North hasn’t lost a whole lot,” Pride said. “I know they’re going to bring it. It’s a rivalry game and we expect them to bring their best and we’re going to give our best and see what happens.”

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Central, North and South girls basketball teams: CENTRAL *Dec. 11 – Lost to Hilliard Bradley 47-24. Kelsey Merriam scored eight points. *Dec. 14 – Defeated Worthington Kilbourne 43-39. Emma Stile scored 19 points and Andrea Hodge scored 13. Dec. 15 – Lost to Hartley 41-37. Hodge scored 13 points and Merriam scored 10. *Dec. 20 – Home vs.Westerville North Dec. 29 – At Groveport Of note: The Warhawks are 1-7 overall and 1-3 in the OCC-Cardinal. NORTH Dec. 11 – Lost to Pickerington Central 52-47. Symone Simmons scored

pares for its home game against Hilliard Darby on Friday, Dec. 21. The Wildcats improved to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the OCCCardinal by defeating Hilliard Bradley 33-23 on Dec. 14. Junior guard Jada Smoot led Wildcats girls South with 14 points. show improvement “I’m very pleased with the South coach Silas Williams progress,” Williams said. “You said he is pleased with his lose four starters from last year, team’s improvement as it pre- the girls have to find a way.

22 points. *Dec. 14 – Def. Dublin Scioto 63-44. Simmons scored 17 points, Hannah Ferguson had 16 and Breyonia Hearn added 10. *Dec. 20 – At Westerville Central Dec. 27 – Home vs. Whetstone Of note: The Warriors are 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the OCC-Cardinal. SOUTH Dec. 11 – Lost to Lancaster 33-31. Paichence Carter, Chenelle Moore and Tara Thompson each scored seven points. *Dec. 14 – Def. Bradley 33-23. Jada Smoot scored 14 points. *Dec. 21 – At Hilliard Darby *Dec. 22 – Home vs. Scioto Dec. 28 – Jonathan Alder in Lady Viking Holiday Classic at Teays Valley Dec. 29 – TBA in Lady Viking Holiday Classic Of note: The Wildcats are 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the OCC-Cardinal. *League contest

That’s what we’re doing, we’re finding our way and we’re starting to find what works best for us. “Our defense from the first game to now is getting better. Now we just have to get some more scoring and the girls have to find their niche, so I think we’re doing a pretty good job as of right now.”

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Blendon wrestlers earn blowout victory The Blendon Middle School wrestling team improved to 1-1 by dominating Gahanna West, winning 11 of 16 matches to post a 78-17 victory. Recording pins were Zach Whaley (1:36), Cade Pillow (2:03), Jack Williams (:42), Ray Gordon (1:00), Josh Grant (:56), Noah Butcher (1:56), Ryan Fisher (:51), Marcus Williamson (:50), Andrew Rice (1:24), Nic Shepard (1:03) and Mason Hay (:27). Keegan Hern and Jack Parker won by forfeit. In “B” matches, Cameron Goldsmith (1:18), Will Cooper (:55), Jack Whitney (4:29), Coleman Bates (3:51) and Alek Downs (1:21) won by pin. The team placed fifth in the DeSales Tournament as Grant and Williamson won titles, Kiarash Ahamdpour and Williams finished second, Adam Tischler, Fisher and Hay took third and Gordon, Joseph Legin, Butcher and Shepard were fourth. The seventh-grade boys basketball team earned its first win, 39-23 over New Albany, as Josh Houston had 11 points and 12 rebounds. Maxwell Barber scored 10 points,

Malique Lyshe had seven points, Chandler Cordell had five points and seven rebounds, Troy Taylor had four points and Tyler Bergman had two points and six rebounds. The eighth-grade boys team defeated New Albany 45-37 behind 10 points from Dominique Long, while Kaleb Wesson and Malik Sammons added nine each. Wesson also had 12 rebounds. The team improved to 3-1 with a 47-33 victory over Gahanna South, as Sammons had 16 points, Anthony Mills had nine, Dominique Williams had eight and Wesson had six blocks and six rebounds. The eighth-grade girls team lost to Gahanna South 42-24 as Kennedy Boswell, Rebecca Evans and Hawa Tarawally had six points apiece, Sam Wood scored four and Lauren Kennedy had two. Deaisha Goodgame scored eight points as the seventh-grade girls lost to New Albany. In a 34-14 loss to Gahanna South, Goodgame had six points, while Christiana Robertson, Riley Weaver, Mikayla Remington and Katie Long scored two apiece.


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DeSales Roundup

Tourney set example for hockey team By DAVE PURPURA THISWEEKSPORTS.COM

DeSales High School hockey coach Bob Heine would like to see his team perform the way it did in the Cleveland Benedictine Christmas Tournament on a regular basis. The Stallions went 4-0 in the tournament held Dec. 79 and outscored their opponents 31-8, including a 12-2 win over Benedictine and a 10-0 rout of Avon Lake that was shortened to two periods because of the lopsided score. DeSales had 63 shots on goal against Benedictine and 38 against Avon Lake. “We’ve executed quite well,” Heine said. “The thing is we have a lot of guys on this team who are in their third year and they’re starting to understand what our philosophies and traditions are. It’s a core group of good, smart hockey players.” The Benedictine tournament championship was the Stallions’ second of the season. They also won their bracket in the Midwest Thanksgiving Classic held Nov. 23-25 at Chiller Dublin, defeating Dublin Jerome 3-1 in the final. But Heine said the Stallions had a letdown when they went 1-2 in the Landon Ramirez Tournament held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Chiller North. DeSales defeated Olentangy 3-1 in the first game before losing to Gahanna 6-4 and Troy 8-1. The Stallions bounced back to beat Gahanna 4-3 on Dec. 16. “We got away from what we do well,” Heine said of the Landon Ramirez Tournament. “The sooner we grasped that, the better we were going to play. That’s what happened in Cleveland. In past years, the gap between our more-experienced players and the lessexperienced guys has been pretty wide. Now it’s not. We have freshmen who have been playing the game for six, seven and eight years, and they have an ability to learn quickly.” Senior forward Joe Gray led the Stallions with 14 goals through 11 games, followed by junior forward Tyler Klutch with 10 and freshman forward Sam Gray with four. All but one of Sam Gray’s goals came against Benedictine. Junior goaltenders Roberto Bahensky and Ben Risinger have been alternating starts. “That was a good weekend away before we started (Capital Hockey Conference) play, and it was a weekend of team bonding,” Heine said.

Girls team getting balanced scoring Having a different leading scorer seemingly each game is something girls basketball coach Brian Cromwell expected to see this season – and wholeheartedly welcomes.

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Oliver Grimard of DeSales goes up for a shot against St. Charles on Dec. 7. The Stallions are 3-1 and will play host to Hartley on Friday, Dec. 21. ERIC GEORGE/THISWEEKSPORTS

Three players led the Stal- 5, she was limited to one lions in scoring through four point. The Stallions, who are 4-1 games, and no one was averaging more than 10 points. DESALES >> C6 Sophomore guard Carli Codner-Pinto and junior guard Maggie Simon each were averaging 9.5 points, followed by junior forward Nichole Tuel (9.3) and senior point guard Miranda Johnson (6.8). “We’ve been balanced, and Which area of Delaware that’s fun because there isn’t County has the most acone person that anyone can tive real estate market? scout and say they have to In ThisWeek’s exclusive list stop,” Cromwell said. “They of the area’s Top 25 Real saw an opportunity and they’re Estate Deals ThisWeek, all going after it. Watching you will find a sampling of the team play together is great. home and condominium Not that we didn’t last year, transactions that were because we did. But we had completed during a given more of a focal point behind week. a couple scorers. This year, Listed is the address of the we have multiple people who property sold, the buyer’s can handle the ball well and name and the sale price. All get to the paint so they can information is provided by get to the line. We have some CompuName of Westerville, people who have worked on (614) 325-3176. Delaware their 3-point shot, so we’ve 7540 Home Rd; David L. knocked down some of those.” Codner-Pinto scored 22 Sidenstricker; $301,000. 318 Sylvan Dr; Ravi Gurujal, points, which represents a season-high for any Stallions Gretchen Gurujai; $246,500. player, in a 60-48 win over 158 W Central Ave; Charles Ready on Dec. 11. In the pre- P. Yeager, Stpehanie S. Yeager; vious game, a 49-33 loss to $175,000. Zanesville Rosecrans on Dec. Dublin 6118 Abbotsford Dr; Robert M. Murray, Claudia A. Murray; $342,000. Galena 2569 Open Bay Ct; Carol J. Hubar, Neal R. Hubar; $410,000. 7195 Marrisey Loop; Cary L. Biros, Maria F. Biros; $318,000. Dec 22 10 am - 2 pm 207 Heathermere Loop; Fannie Ages 8-14 Mae; $273,612. Visit “Inside Athletics” Lewis Center at 3430 Woodstone Dr; Eldon B. Richardson Jr., Lori M. Richardor son; $395,000. Call George Powell 3083 Waukeegan Ave; Michael 614-893-3536

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the DeSales boys basketball, girls basketball, bowling, hockey, swimming & diving and wrestling teams: BOYS BASKETBALL Dec. 14 – Defeated Jonathan Alder 57-25. Josh Jordan scored 14 points and Bryan Stopar scored 11. Dec. 15 – Def. St. Paris Graham 5939. Darrien Scott scored 18 points and Oliver Grimard scored 11. *Dec. 21 – Home vs. Hartley Dec. 22 – At Thornville Sheridan Dec. 27 – Jefferson City (Mo.) in Machens Great 8 Classic in Jefferson City, Mo. Dec. 28 – Jefferson City (Mo.) Helias or Little Rock (Ark.) Central in Machens Great 8 Classic Dec. 29 – TBA in Machens Great 8 Classic Of note: The Stallions are 3-1 overall and 0-1 in the CCL. GIRLS BASKETBALL *Dec. 11 – Def. Ready 60-48. Carli Codner-Pinto scored 22 points, Maggie Simon scored 14 and Nichole Tuel scored 12. *Dec. 15 – Def. Columbus School for Girls 71-8. Miranda Johnson scored 19 points and Codner-Pinto scored 12. Dec. 27 – Gahanna in Gahanna Cage Classic Dec. 28 – Eastmoor Academy or New Albany in Gahanna Cage Classic Jan. 2 – At Westerville South

Of note: The Stallions are 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the CCL. BOWLING *Dec. 11 – Def. Grandview 1,8311,786 *Dec. 18 – Competed against Whetstone *Dec. 19 – Competed against Mifflin Dec. 20 – Worthington Christian at Capri Lanes *Dec. 21 – Centennial at Capri Lanes Of note:The Stallions were 1-2 overall and in the Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference-Central before Dec. 18. HOCKEY *Dec. 14 – Lost to St. Charles 3-1 in Capital Hockey Conference-White opener *Dec. 16 – Def. Gahanna 4-3 *Dec. 21 – Olentangy Orange at Chiller Easton *Dec. 22 – Worthington Kilbourne at Chiller Easton *Dec. 23 – Cincinnati Moeller at Cincinnati Gardens *Dec. 30 – Watterson at Chiller Easton Of note: The Stallions are 9-4 overall. SWIMMING & DIVING Dec. 29 – Grandview Yule at the Pool at Columbus Aquatics Center WRESTLING Dec. 13 – Tied Cardington at 33; lost to Columbus Academy 41-38 Dec. 19 – Competed against Licking Valley Dec. 28-29 – Brecksville-Broadview Heights Invitational Holiday Tournament *League contest

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Carolyn Joyce Stair, age 72, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Holston Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 27, 1940 in Thornhill, TN, the daughter of Von and Opal Hurst Farmer. Mrs. Stair was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Columbus, OH and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church when in Knoxville. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Mrs. Stair was the owner/operator of the Small Fry Boutique in Uptown Westerville, OH, where the family resided for over thirty years. As a teen and young adult, Mrs. Stair worked with her mother at the Nettie Lee Shop in Oak Ridge, TN. Her passion was spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Working with all kinds of people, she enjoyed retail sales as her profession. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Joe Stair; daughter, Cindy Collins and husband John of Jupiter, FL; son, Stephen Von Stair and wife Peggy of Mason, OH; brother, Gary Farmer of Knoxville and five grandchildren, Stephanie Lynn Collins, Cameron David Stair, Caroline Janine Collins, Landen Joseph Stair and Bennett Von Stair. The family would like to express their appreciation for the care, compassion and support given to them by the doctors and staff of Holston Health & Rehabilitation Center and by Caris Hospice. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at WEATHERFORD MORTUARY in Oak Ridge, TN. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut with Father Christopher Riehl officiating. A private family burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family asks that any memorials be made to Alzheimer’s TN Inc., PO Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 379399910. An on-line guest book can be signed at

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Arens said. “We’re keeping positive attitudes, moving the puck well and out-working teams. “We were a lot closer the second time against Newark. It’s very hard to win at their place because they bring a lot of fans and it’s loud. We’re looking forward to playing them again, especially when it’s back here in Columbus.” English was leading the team in scoring through 25 games with 42 points (18 goals, 24 assists), followed by forward Christopher Spies with 31 (19 goals, 12 assists), forward Tyler Ramsey with 26 (12 goals, 14 assists), defensemen Vincent Murdock (9 goals, 11 assists) and Bren-

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At a glance *Dec. 8 – Def. Northeast 7-0 Dec. 9 – Lost to Medina 5-1 *Dec. 13 – Lost to Newark 1-0 Dec. 22 – Dayton Stealth at Hara Arena Below are the recent results and com- Dec. 23 – Brunswick at Chiller Easton ing schedule for the Westerville War- *Dec. 28 – Athens at Chiller Easton cats hockey team: Of note: The Warcats are 17-9 over*Dec. 1 – Defeated PRPC 5-0 all and 7-4 in the Greater Columbus Dec. 2 – Def. Wooster 7-5 High School Club Hockey League. *League contest *Dec. 7 – Def. Athens 6-1

dan Kremer (6 goals, 14 assists) with 20 and forward Nick Orioli with 18 (10 goals, 8 assists). The defense has been led by Arens (plus-20 rating), Murdock (plus-18) and Kremer (plus-12). Goaltender Tyler Plas was 12-9 with a 2.67 goals-against average and an 87.4 save percentage. “Our goaltender is having a very good season so far,”

English said. “Christopher Spies is finding his identity and becoming one of our best players. We’ve played pretty well on offense and defense. The key for us is playing hard on our forecheck, because that’s our strength. When we forecheck hard, we get the momentum going and frazzle our opponents.”


(Cleveland State) and Quiera Lampkins (Ohio University), and New Albany is led by two college signees in point guard Hannah Scipio (Akron) and post player Kyasia Duling (Duquesne). “We’ll get after it (in practice),” Cromwell said of his team’s break from games. “To me, it’s a time to grow as a team, maybe not all on the court but off.”

overall and 2-0 in the CCL after beating CSG 71-8 on Dec. 15, don’t play again until Dec. 27, when they face Gahanna on the first day of the two-day Gahanna Cage Classic. Eastmoor Academy and New Albany are the other two teams participating in the event. Gahanna features four Division I college signees in Zenobia Bess (Illinois State), Maddison Blackwell (Xavier), Chrishna Butler


TOP 100 REAL ESTATE DEALS THIS WEEK Which area of central Ohio has the hottest real estate market right now? How much did that house sell for down the street? How much are homes in your community compared to homes across town? You’ll find the answers to those questions in ThisWeek’s exclusive Top 100 Real Estate Deals This Week. This list picks out 100 of the area’s home and condominium transactions for a given week. All sales occurred within the ThisWeek circulation area. Listed here is the address of the property sold, the buyer’s name and the sale price. All information is provided by CompuName of Westerville.

Blacklick 7443 Havens Rd; Andrew W. Lester, Amy E. Lester; $461,750. 7245 Havens Rd; Amber L. Keglewitsch, William R. Keglewitsch; $355,000. Dublin 7827 Riverside Dr; Robert D. Moore, April R. Bott; $614,500. 6493 Ballantrae Pl; Philip Payne, Tara Payne; $470,000. 4894 Chatelaine Dr; Daniel Barr, Margot Barr; $602,000. 3236 Cleeve Hill; Louis E. Amadio, Beverly A. Amadio; $445,015. 7817 Holiston Ct; Anthony W. Greco, Karen Greco; $405,000. 6118 Abbotsford Dr; Robert M. Murray, Claudia A. Murray; $342,000. 8020 Inistork Dr; Michael J. Voss, Melissa A. Voss; $335,000. 4751 McGreevy Ct; Casey L. Branham, Jaclyn D. Tillery; $330,000. Hilliard 5962 Morganwood Sq; Tariq Majid Wani, Sabina Jan; $370,000. 6218 Baumeister Dr; Matthew E. Breslow, Nadine M. Breslow; $361,958. 4680 Glanstonbury Dr; Steven Heng, Andrea E. Heng; $358,000. 4613 Stoneworth Dr; David Dimm, Teresa Dimm; $268,530. Lewis Center 3430 Woodstone Dr; Eldon B. Richardson Jr., Lori M. Richard-

son; $395,000. 3083 Waukeegan Ave; Michael T. Hooper, Joey M. Hooper; $321,600. 2133 Pleasant Colony Dr; Christina A. Materni, Scott A. Materni; $315,000. New Albany 4568 Neiswander Sq; Brian May, Kelly C. May; $615,000. 7337 Dean Farm Rd; Panchacharavel Gajaananan, Iswarapriya Gajaananan; $379,000. 4889 Sloane Pl; Stan P. Riley, Kelly L. Riley; $350,000. 1287 Harrison Pond Dr; Jeremy Kenimer; $324,900. 1287 Harrison Pond Dr; Cartus Corp.; $322,851. 6072 Haybury Dr; James D. Emmitt, Jr., Toni L. Emmitt; $315,000. 5182 Settlement Dr; Thomas F. Morris, Jr., Jessica W. Morris; $310,000. 6319 Lake Mathias Dr; Amruta A. Janale, Abhijit A. Janale; $303,500. 6100 Hilltop Trail Dr; Stephen E. Brown, Trustee; $288,750. Plain City 7841 Industrial Parkway; Nationster Mortgage LLC; $107,797. Powell 6580 Cook Rd; Citi Mortgage Inc.; $620,000. 3256 Winding Woods Dr; Nakita S. Molloy; $380,079. 8359 Dolman Dr; Howard W. Sprecher, Dace E. Sprecher; $369,900. 4841 Pleasant Creek Court; Morgan M. Wellman, Melissa S. Wellman; $346,455. 484 Sunridge Dr; John J. Hurst, Kristin Hurst; $295,000. 4699 Seven Lakes Pl; Jason M. Kuhn, Megan E. Kuhn; $289,900. 239 W Hiawatha Dr; Richard J. Klein, Michael R. Moore; $280,000. 560 Retreat Land; Fifth Third Bank; $280,000. 3020 Jamestown Dr; Simon N. Delinikos, Paige E. Delinikos; $275,000.

291 Andover Dr; David C. Brinkman, Holly M. Brinkman; $268,500. 2306 Worthingwoods Blvd; Douglas J. Karhoff, Lisa M. Karhoff; $222,000. Reynoldsburg 7932 Panary Ct; Matthew S. Jordan; $165,000. 183 Shalotte Dr; Shaundria M. Moore; $163,907. Westerville 776 Waterton Dr; Gary A. Dixon, Vy V. Dixon; $225,000. 83 Groton Rd; Stacy L. Morrow; $193,000. 295 E Schrock Rd; Jason P. Montgomery, Laura J. Montgomery; $190,000. 7992 Hightree Dr; Michael I. Rubenstein, Adam S. Rubenstein; $186,000. 5533 Breshly Way; Mark C. Rice; $172,000. 8115 Rookery Way; Merill R. Osheroff, Kathleen A. Osheroff; $455,000. 6825 Regency Dr; Vaughn M. Hovey Jr., Karen S. Hovey; $350,000. 5755 Lake Forest Way; Angela A. Adrean; $343,000. 6620 Shady Oak Place; Dominic Frissora, Lisa M. Sealscott; $330,000.

6565 Chanticleer Ct; Hongmon Lao, Ping Yan; $315,000. 5980 Sugar Maple Court; James M. Moses, Violet M. Moses; $309,900. 680 Granite Dr; Wadye E. Morton; $264,900. 455 Bellfrey Dr; Raymond Copeland Jr.; $260,500. Worthington 59 E Riverglen Dr; Jason J. Blake; $259,900. 6730 Evening St; Adam J. Grieshop; $208,000. 1573 Fawn Ct; Dianne Elizabeth Hundt; $200,000. Canal Winchester 2351 Cedar Hill Rd NW; Christopher P. Domas; $440,000. 6633 Cherry Bend; Nicole M. Deley; $161,250. Galloway 747 Aldengate Dr; James M. May, Carol H. May; $212,000. 780 Infantry Dr; Jonathan E. Eads, Rebecca D. Eads; $177,200. Grove City 2107 Gingerwood Ct; Peter Keller, Theresa Keller; $301,000. 5033 Shoreside Dr; Michael J. Mahoney, Margaret M. Mahoney; $242,000. 5650 Meadow Grove Dr; Phillip G. Tucker, Vanessa R. Tucker; $225,000.

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1587 Linkhorn Dr; Jill D. Ulliman; $208,900. Groveport 210 S Front St; Matthew E. Archibald; $132,500. Pickerington 8817 Chateau Dr NW; Carla Peters, Jeffrey T. Peters; $365,000. 836 Brookside Dr; David W. Morgan III, Stephen Lattocha; $226,000. Clintonville/North University 24 E Longview Ave; Fabian R. Callaham; $195,000. 247 Delhi Ave; Jocelyn K. Lemichuk; $190,000. German Village 329 Jackson St; Samantha Rae Roddy; $155,000. Bexley/E. Columbus 500 S Parkview Ave, Unit 301; Bruce Wasserstrom, Amanda Gettman-Wasserstrom; $532,008. 500 S Parkview Ave, Unit 201; Marvin A. Katz, Trustee, Susan J. Katz, Trustee; $532,000. 500 S Parkview Unit 402; Jill J. Sculley; $340,000. TriVillage/Arlington 1696 Roxbury Rd; Michael W. Guiou, Tracy D. Guiou; $700,000. 922 Northwest Blvd; David J. Grenell, Patricia F. Grenell; $300,000. Whitehall/E. Columbus 5656 Indian Mound Ct; Fannie Mae; $144,000. 5765 Bastille Pl; Carol E. Ross, Stanley E. Mandelbaum; $142,000. Beechwold/Clintonville 172 W Dunedin Rd; Katherine A. Czajka; $348,000. 445 Fairlawn Dr; Anthony R. Alioto, Brian S. Maynard; $309,000. 686 Chaffin Dr; D. Richard Ortman, II, Allen H. Hinojosa; $259,000. Arlington/NW Columbus (N. of Fishinger) 2412 Lytham Rd; Michael S. Miller, Victoria S. Miller; $283,000. 1055 Parkleigh Rd; Carol E. Me-

hler, James D. Moore; $215,000. Upper Arlington 3432 Live Oak Pl; Teresa S. Murph, Daniel S. Murph; $294,500. 2411 Eastcleft Dr; Jason S. Mumaw, Amy M. Mumaw; $294,000. 2402 Cranford Rd; Andrea L. Hall; $226,500. Northland (S. of Morse) 917 Hillsdale Dr; Hannelore Kromer; $124,500. 4595 Sandy Lane Rd; Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $117,100. Northland (N. of Morse) 6670 Lisamarie Rd; Tania Lakey, Alex Faria; $144,900. 1362 Boxwood Dr; Jennifer Lynne Petitti; $114,500. Gahanna 988 Turcotte Dr; Andrew M. Bell, Carrie L. Bell; $268,900. 528 Haversham Dr; Patrick Losacco; $180,000. 3737 Timberland Dr; Andrew S. Hange; $156,000. 295 Rimbey Ave; Joseph A. Yasher, Autumn L. Yasher; $150,900. Northland/Minerva Park 3415 Mautino Dr; Philip J. Giessler, Carol L. Giessler; $124,000. 3586 Frenchpark Dr; Lisa D. Dills, Successor Trustee; $122,500. Far East Side (S. of Refugee) 5626 Templar St; Cheryl Y. Toppings; $102,000. Worthington West 8247 Flint Rd; Kelly R. Hall, Jennifer J. Hall; $349,000. 5735 Kempton Run Ct; Michael G. Dinneen, Trustee; $324,500. 970 Bluff Ridge Dr; Brandon M. Maruscak, Rachel A. Maruscak; $270,000. 5579 Millington Rd; Bryan M. Petras, Rachel G. Petras; $200,000. For more information on obtaining additional home sales transactions in central Ohio, call CompuName at (614) 325-3176.

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Lure of college football strong for local talent Countless boys, especially those living in Columbus, dream of one day being part of a major college football program. Except for a select few, that aspiration begins to fade during the middle of their high school years when they find out they don’t have the arm strength or the speed, or that they’re not likely to grow taller than 6 feet. Of the 34 central Ohio athletes who signed letters of intent with either Football Bowl Subdivision or Football Championship Subdivision schools from the 2012 senior class, only eight committed to BCS schools. For every player like DeSales graduate Warren Ball, who was among Ohio State’s 2012 recruiting class, there are dozens like 2012 Olentangy Orange graduate Brandon Schoen. Ball, who rushed for 29 touchdowns as a high school senior but missed his freshman season with the Buckeyes because of foot surgery, is 61 and 215 pounds. He will look to be in the mix for carries as a redshirt freshman next fall.

Schoen, meanwhile, was the district’s Offensive Player of the Year in Division I as a senior, JARROD when he also rushed ULREY for 29 touchdowns. The 5-11, 190pounder signed with Division II Ohio Dominican and made an immediate impact, rushing for 1,007 yards and 11 touchdowns this fall. Yet another avenue for those who want to continue their football careers but don’t receive scholarship money at an FBS, FCS or even a Division II school is the walk-on route. Ball is among 15 players on Ohio State’s roster originally from central Ohio and on scholarship with the Buckeyes. Another nine who would have been on the sidelines in a bowl game had the Buckeyes not been ineligible this season are in the program as walk-ons. Craig Fada, who helped Watterson win the 2010 Division III state championship and was the district’s Defen-

sive Player of theYear as a senior in 2011, recently completed his freshman walk-on season for Ohio State. He is among numerous players throughout major college programs who are filling roles on scout teams and working hard to simply get into a game despite their walk-on status. Another such player is 2011 Dublin Coffman graduate Jerrod Bierbower. In high school, Bierbower was known as much for being a faceoff midfielder for the Shamrocks’ boys lacrosse program as he was for being a football player. After a preseason injury kept Bierbower from playing football as a junior in 2009, he started at defensive back and made second-team allOCC-Central Division as a senior in 2010 as his team went 8-3. Bierbower looked into playing lacrosse for Ohio State and also received football interest from Indiana State, but he had something bigger in mind. After sending a video of himself playing football to the University of Alabama, he was offered an opportunity to be

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a preferred walk-on. The lure of immediate playing time at a smaller school or staying close to home couldn’t outweigh Bierbower’s aspiration of playing for one of college football’s most prestigious programs. As a safety for the Crimson Tide’s scout team, Bierbower has been part of the preparation for an offense led by quarterback A.J. McCarron, wide receiver Amari Cooper and running backs Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon. Bierbower didn’t get on the

field a year ago when Alabama beat LSU 21-0 for the BCS national championship, and he likely won’t see action when the Tide plays Notre Dame for this season’s title Jan. 7 in Miami. Still, he isn’t taking his experience for granted. “It’s been really fun dressing for all of these big games,” Bierbower said. “I’ve just got to put my time in and just have to keep progressing on the field.” What Bierbower has experienced at Alabama is college

football that he describes as “way bigger down here” than it is even in his hometown. He’ll also get his second consecutive front-row seat for the biggest game in college sports and the knowledge that he played a role in his team getting there, which is not a bad reward for deciding not to give up on his dream.

Jarrod Ulrey is a ThisWeek sportswriter. Follow his blog, “On the Recruiting Trail,” for the latest in central Ohio high school recruiting news.

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Coming up To add, remove or update a to 4 p.m. Monday through Fri- ers, 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month, Westlisting, email editorial@thisweek- day. erville Public Library, 126 S. State St. For information visit Meetings Events and Franklin 524 Toastmasters American Legion Post 171, programs 7:30 p.m. and Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Club, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursdays at AARP Foundation Senior the firstWednesday of the month the Vineyard Church CommuCommunity Service Employ- at the post, 393 E. College Ave. nity Center, 6000 Cooper Road. ment Program assists unem- Guests are invited. Call Mike Visit AmSpirit Crosswoods ployed Franklin, Delaware and Etling at 614-891-9388 or Kim Licking county workers age 55 Mann (Auxiliary) at 614-266- Chapter, 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Champps Restaurant, 161 E. and over with securing employ- 2695. Westerville Noon Prayer Campus View Blvd. Business ment. The program offers paid work experience, specialized Meeting, noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, referral professional network training, upgrading of skills and at the Westerville Alliance meeting open to guests. Call job-search assistance. Age, Church, 75 E. Schrock Road, Patrick McCarthy at 614-3952393 or visit income and residency require- Westerville. Shipwrights of Central ments apply. Call 614-258-7295 A c c o u n t a n t I n f ormation or 614-322-0600, from 9 a.m. Ohio, a group for ship model-

Market, Worthington-Westerville Chapter, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourthTuesdays of the month at Scrambler Marie’s, 6152 Cleveland Ave. CPAs are invited to meet for lunch. Call 614-478-8187. The Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at in Towers Hall on the Otterbein University campus. All are welcome. Call Jim Schultz at 614-794-1247 or visit Huber Ridge Area Association, 7 p.m. first Thursday of the month at BlendonTownship Senior Center, 6330 Hempstead Road. Contact President@huber- or Westerville Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at the American Legion Hall, 393 E. College Ave. Visit or call Don Mullen at 614-882-3465. Westerville Rotary Club Sunrise, 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays, at MCL Cafeteria, 60Westerview Square. For more information, call Diane Conley at 614-579-3303. Westerville Noon Rotary Club, noon Thursdays, at Villa Milano on Schrock Road. Westerville Kiwanis Club, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Westerville Public Library. For information, call 614-898-9616. AmSpirit Westerville Chapter, 7:30 a.m. Thursdays, at Toukan & Co., 575 Charring Cross Drive. Call Gary Smith at 614-890-0515 or visit AmSpirit Pacesetters Chapter, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, at 2531 Tiller Lane in Columbus. Call Frank Hamilton at 614939-9623 for more information. Westerville Sertoma Club, 7:15 a.m.Tuesdays at Java Central, 20 S. State St. Visitors are welcome. Call Dave McConnell at 614-457-6233 for further information. Westerville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7883, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the American Legion Building, 393 E. College Ave. Call Walt Mays at 614-330-2703. New Neighbors League of Columbus, monthly luncheon the second Tuesday of each month, get-acquainted coffee the thirdWednesday.Visit for meeting times and locations. For information on becoming a member, email

Support groups Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Concord Counseling, 774 Parkmeadow, Westerville. Open to

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anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Call Bev Phipps at 614882-9338 before attending the first time to verify the meeting time. Multiple Sclerosis-Columbus Family and Friends Group, providing support to family and friends who have a loved one with MS, 7 p.m. on the firstThursday of each month in a building behind Riverside Hospital at 500 Thomas Lane, Room E. For information call Sandy at 614-443-5926. Pet Loss Suppor t Group, for those mourning the loss of a beloved animal companion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Villa Angela Care Center, 5700 Karl Road. Call Dorothy Hall at 614-895-3416. Al-Anon, for friends and families of alcoholics, for meeting information visit Arthritis Support Group, 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Westerville Senior Center, 310 Main St. Call Ann Bailey at 614-882-5709. Families in Touch, for families and friends of persons with mental illness, 10 a.m. to noon second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Concord Counseling Services, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call Al Simmons at 614882-9338, ext. 206. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. Eating disor der suppor t groups for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder Support Group and Family & Friends, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except holidays), at the Center for Balanced Living, 445 E. Granville Road, Buildings M, N and O, Worthington. Free, but donations are accepted. For information, call 614-2939550 or visit Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mondays or 11 a.m. Saturdays, at Faith Covenant Church, 3607 Dempsey Road. Call Gayle at 614-933-8745 (Mondays) or Tiffany at 614202-1970 (Saturdays) or visit the website Sc hizophr enics Anon ymous, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Franklin County and Concord Counseling, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Concord Counseling, 700 Brooksedge Blvd. Call Mary Kay Ansley at 614-8829338, ext. 233. Meetings subject to change. Call to confirm. TOPS (Tak e Off Pounds Sensibly), weigh in from 5:45 to 6:10 p.m. with meeting starting at 6:15 p.m. Mondays, at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Road. Call Loretta Smiley at 740-965-3416. Mental Health Thr ough Will-Training, sponsored by Recovery International, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 N. High St. Individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, panic, fatigue, depression or fear are welcome. Freewill offerings accepted. Call Paul at 614895-6760 or email

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Senior news The Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St., is sponsored by the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department for people age 55 and older. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The phone number is 614-901-6560. Transportation is provided for members who live in the Westerville city corporate limits for medical appointments, shopping, recreational programs at the center, banking and to beauty salons. Reservations for transportation should be made at least two days in advance. Dues are $12 for those who live in the city and $18 for those

who live outside the city. Activities Dec. 20-27: Thursday: Quilting, 9 a.m.; Billiards, 9 a.m.; Strengthen and Tone, 9:30 a.m.;Aerobics, 9:30 a.m.; Table Tennis, 10 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 11 a.m.; Ceramics, 11 a.m.; Diabetes Support, 11 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 1 p.m.; Range of Motion, 1:15 p.m.; Lights Photo Shoot, 4 p.m. Friday: Billiards, 9 a.m.;Wood Carving, 10 a.m.; Friday Feast, noon; Cards/Games, 12:45 p.m.; Euchre Party, 1 p.m. Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: CLOSED

The Blendon Senior Center, 6330 Hempstead Road, provides daily activities for senior adults. Members must be at least 55 years old or must be the spouse of a member that age. Membership dues for a calendar year are $10 for township residents and $15 for nonresidents. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The center can be reached by calling 614-882-1260. Transportation is provided to township residents for shopping, doctor appointments, hairdressers and to come to the cen-

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Westervile public library ter. Call 24 hours ahead to make a reservation for transportation. Activities Dec. 20-27: Thursday: Swimnastics, 9:30 a.m.; Zumba, 10 a.m.; Learning Bridge,1p.m.;Yoga,3p.m.;Christmas LightsTour, 6 p.m. Friday:LineDancing,9:30a.m.; Dominoes,10a.m.;WiiBowling, 11a.m.;Lunch,11:30a.m.;Bridge and Bid Euchre, 1 p.m. Sunday: Social Time, 1 p.m. Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Exercise, 10 a.m.; Pay It Forward Class, 10 a.m.; Mah Jongg, noon; Discussion Group, 2:30 p.m. Thursday: Swimnastics, 9:30 a.m.; Zumba, 10 a.m.; Learning


The Westerville Public Library is at 126 S. State St. For more information or to register for the following programs, call 614-8827277 or visit • Family Tales, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22. Stories, songs, rhymes and fun for the entire family. No registration required. • Open Chess Club, 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22. Ages 6 and up. Drop in for an hour of free play. Basic knowledge required. Activity Center.

• Music in the Atrium: The Obobo Trio, 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 23. Listen to a wide array of Christmas, Hanukkah, classical and oldtime music performed by oboist Jennifer Day-Haeger, violinist Vicky Capper and cellist Dan Clark. This 12th annual series is made possible by the Friends of the Library. • Thursday Night, Movie Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27. Skip the ticket counter and come to The Polar Express (rated G) Meeting rooms.


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Coffee shop brews success with music and art are devoted to various arts ThisWeek Contributing Writer organizations In UptownWesterville, around cenpeople sing the praises of tral Ohio and Java Central — literally. play in the Java Central, 20 S. State Wester ville St., strives to be at the concert band. heart of Westerville’s art “We’d talkscene, according to owner e d a b o u t Jane Denick. starting our Denick and her hus- own business band, Ralph, recently took around music Java Central is located at 20 S. State over full ownership of the and art, so St., Westerville. coffee shop after founding w h e n w e partners Adel and Diane found this, we of handmade jewelry.” Shadi decided to follow realized it was a good Besides artists and muanother opportunity. match for bringing that sicians taking advantage “The shop started in into it,” Denick said. ofthespace,manygroups, October of 2007 with the Java Central hosts regu- including students from Shadi brothers, but in lar weekly and monthly Otterbein University, find 2009, Ed Shadi headed music nights, including the large back room good backtoCalifornia,”Denick lyric-writing groups and for meeting and studying said. “Ralph and I had guitar groups, which, ac- or getting some writing been customers since the cording to Denick, are a done. beginning and decided we great opportunity for nov“Our back room is large loved it so much we’d buy ice and experienced mu- enough for small parties. in as partners. I think sicians to share their tal- It seats about 30-35 peowe’ve got the best coffee ents and learn from one ple, and we host all sorts anywhere. another. of things, from bridal re“We do our own roast“All of the art in the cof- ceptions to music jams to ing, which just tastes bet- fee shop is by local artists sales meetings,” Denick ter than what you get at and around the holidays, said.“For nonprofit orgathe chains. That’s what we keep a wide variety nizations, the reservation hookeduswaybackwhen. instead of just a single art- is free but otherwise, there We also have a wide vari- ist to give gift buyers a is a small rental fee assoety of baked goods and selection,”shesaid.“Some ciated with reserving the now, sandwiches,” she of the most affordable art space.” said. you can get anywhere is In the summer, a brick Both husband and wife here, including a selection walk lined with café seating provides additional seating and performance space, Denick said. She thinks all of these atmospheric touches have been key to the business’ • Offer a variety of products, but maintain quality. success. • Recognize the importance of ambiance. “You’ve got to have the • Welcome customers as guests so they’ll leave as correct setting to make friends. people feel comfortable and like they are part of a By ANDREW MILLER

community,” she said. “Sure, we have a great product, but it’s the warm and friendly atmosphere, welcoming people to participate or just have their own quiet conversation

- that’s what I think people want.” Regulars to Java Central are often greeted by name, Denick said, and her staff strives to create a relationship where customers

enter the door as guests, but leave as friends. Moreinformationabout Java Central, including a calendarofevents,isavailable online at java-central. com.

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Monday, December 31 Activities begin at 5 p.m. Fireworks at Midnight Downtown Columbus

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE VETERANS MEMORIAL - North Hall Stage 5:30 PM - Ohio Ave. Youth 6:00 PM - Rory Rennick 6:30 PM - Short Stop Youth 7:00 PM - Chinese Folk Dance 7:30 PM - Out of Hand Entertainment 8:00 PM - Transit Arts 9:00 PM - Columbus Youth Ballet Breakdancers 9:30 PM - Sistah Ngoma & Friends 10:00 PM - Out of Hand Entertainment

SUPREME COURT Enrique Infante 8:00 PM; 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM

Gadgets Stage Holiday Lights Show 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 7:00 PM - Columbus Women’s Chorus 8-10:00 PM - Christopher Upchurch, Edwin Channels, Ronald Dixon, Dance B4U, Step Up Dance Team, Keith Reed and DJ BloodWashed

Gallery 1 7-10:00 PM - First Night’s Got Talent presented by Nationwide with Ohio Idol

COSI Atrium Stage 8:00 PM - Fort Hayes Band

11:00 PM - Grand Finale featuring: First Night’s Got Talent Winner Midnight - FIREWORKS! presented by Marathon, the Columbus Blue Jackets and ECOT

Entertainment Schedule

COLUMBIA GAS Ladies of Longford 7:30 PM; 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM

Electostatic Generator Show 6:10 PM and 7:10 PM

Outside All Night - Rock on Ice

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE VETERANS MEMORIAL Columbia Gas’ Creation Station 5 PM - 11 PM Fitness Fun Zone 5 PM - 11 PM Bubble Stomp 5 PM - 11 PM Wellness Zone 5 PM - 11 PM Passport to FUN!

COSI First Night’s Got Talent 7 PM - 10 PM Body Worlds ($6 for members; $8 non-members) LEGO® Castle Adventure High Wire Unicycle 5 PM - 7 PM and 9 PM - 11 PM

Little Kidspace® 5 PM - 11:45 PM Rock on Ice 5 PM - 11 PM (Outside) First Night in Film 5 PM - 11 PM (Theater) Connect a Million Minds Innovation and Education Zone

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