Bexley- Meagan Warren

Meagan Warren Bexley Congratulations to our August Hometown Hero Meagan Warren. Meagan started the non-profit, Books for Bedtime when she was 11 years old. Meagan had hoped for 500 books by the end of her first year, but she had received over 5,000 books within the...

April Oates-Reynoldsburg

April Oates Reynoldsburg Congratulations to our July Hometown Hero April Oates. April teaches college and career readiness at Hannah Ashton Middle School in Reynoldsburg. Her loving and caring manner readies 7th and 8th grade students for their future career paths....

Westerville- Michael Ginikos

Michael Ginikos Westerville Congratulations to our June Hometown Hero U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos. Ginikos is the crew chief in the fire department at the 121st Air Refueling Wing and was recognized as the 2018 Chief Albert Fitzpatrick award winner for...

Hilliard- Abigail Leasure

Abigail Leasure Hilliard Congratulations to our May Hometown Hero Abigail Leasure. Abigail will be graduating from Hilliard Bradley High School this month. Since she was five, Abigail has been volunteering and donating birthday gifts to distribute to various...

Franklin- Russell Aikman

Russell Aikman Franklin Congratulations to our April Hometown Hero Russell Aikman. Russell is a medically disabled United States Air Force Veteran and has spent over 21 years volunteering for the American Red Cross. Russell assists in running his own CPR company,...

Pickerington- Jim Trewartha and Carrie Wilson

Jim Trewartha and Carrie Wilson Pickerington Congratulations to our March Hometown Heroes Jim Trewartha and Carrie Wilson. In January while on their bus route for Pickerington Schools, Jim and Carrie passed an elderly man lying in the snow in sub zero temperatures....

Grove City- Don and Debbie Swogger

Don and Debbie Swogger Grove City Congratulations to our February Hometown Heroes Don and Debbie Swogger. Don and Debbie help organize the Grove City food pantry, which is a local independent organization run strictly by volunteers that serve on average 250 families a...

Franklin- Mirada Moreland

Mirada Moreland Franklin County  Congratulations to our January Hometown Hero Mirada Moreland. Mirada goes above and beyond in her community. From running a home health care company for individuals with developmental disabilities to sponsoring her town’s school system...

Clintonville- Anna Serio

Anna Serio Franklin County  Congratulations to our December Hometown Hero Anna Serio. Anna is a 10 year old with a very big heart. In 2016 she started Dolls for a Cause and has donated over 22 American Girl dolls to Nationwide Children’s Hospital over the past two...

Blacklick- Darlene Bell and Ellen Lee

Darlene Bell and Ellen Lee Franklin County Congratulations to our November Hometown Heroes Darlene Bell and Ellen Lee.  After losing her grandson to a PTSD accident, Darlene helped inspire the military connection at Dreams on Horseback where horses are used to help...