New Albany- Matt Freedman

Congratulations to our November Hometown Hero, Matt Freedman. In 2014, Matt started “Fry Out Cancer” in the backyard of his home.  Since then, “Fry Out Cancer” has raised more than $83,000 for the Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Fund and the Ovarian Cancer Research...

Dublin – Andrea Turner

Congratulations to our October Hometown Hero Andrea Turner. After enduring multiple surgeries after her 2018 breast cancer diagnosis, Andrea Turner was happy to learn about Pink Ribbon Girls. They offer so many services to those battling cancer: healthy meals, rides...

Columbus- John Kirwin

Congratulations to our September Hometown Hero John Kirwin. John is truly one of the most compassionate and generous people. He devotes much of his life to servicing others including volunteering at a soup kitchen, delivering for Meals On Wheels, and with the Knights...

Pickerington- Curt Householder

Congratulations to our August Hometown Hero Curt Householder. Curt acts as a beacon of leadership, challenging teachers to think outside of the box while at the same time providing careful nurturing of their strengths and talents.  Curt is a math instructional coach...

Dublin- Lynn Green

Lynn Green Dublin Congratulations to our July Hometown Hero Lynn Green. Lynn has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure the success of her department within Dublin City Schools and in turn every other department within its infrastructure.  She is the type...

Gahanna- Ellie Hite

Ellie Hite Gahanna  Congratulations to our February Hometown Hero Ellie Hite. Ellie started AngelWorks in 2004 as a simple Christmas program never intending it to become more. The AngelWorks Foundation is now a public non-profit organization dedicated to supporting...

Dublin- Nicole Banks

Nicole Banks Dublin Congratulations to our January Hometown Hero Nicole Banks. Starfish Assignments was originally started after Nicole and her son helped out a homeless Vietnam War Purple Heart recipient. Now Nicole and her volunteers at Starfish work with law...

Franklin- Michael Terlecky

Michael Terlecky Columbus Congratulations to our December Hometown Hero Michael Terlecky. Michael, or as he is called "Mr. T" has been the facilities manager of the Sullivant Gardens Community Recreation Center for almost 10 years. During that time, Michael has...

Columbus- Tony Rodgers and Mario Dovell

Tony Rodgers and Mario Dovell Columbus Congratulations to our November Hometown Heroes CPD Community Liaison Tony Rodgers and Columbus Adam Parks and Rec Manager Mario Dovell. Rodgers and Dovell  help children on the East side by paying for shoes, clothes and social...

Newark- Grant Wheaton

Grant Wheaton Newark Congratulations to our October Hometown Hero Grant Wheaton. Grant is an 11 year old advocate and Elected State Champion for the Central Ohio Alzheimer's Association. He has met with the state legislators to discuss the impact that Alzheimer's has...