Westerville- Erin Focht

Congratulations to our May Hometown Hero, Erin Focht. Erin is a teacher at Westerville South and is consistently excellent in everything she does. Every single day Erin develops and implements individualized lesson plans for her students based on their personal goals....

Williamsport-Sharon Link

Congratulations to our March Hometown Hero, Sharon Link. Sharon is a true servant of the Westfall community. She works tirelessly as a high school special education teacher, collaborating with others to improve access for her students. She volunteers with the...

Columbus- Kay Werk and Lt. George Wallace

Congratulations to our February Hometown Heroes Kay Werk and Lt. Geroge Wallce. Kay is widely known among Columbus firefighters. She was inducted into the OSU College of Social Work Hall of Fame for her work helping to develop the division’s critical incident stress...

Columbus- Aury Fernandez

Congratulations to our January Hometown Hero, Aury Fernandez. Aury has done some outstanding work with “Help Your Neighbor Food Pantry.” Aury created a no contact system and personally distributes food boxes to over 100 families from her home. She also organized a toy...

Newark- Nick Rhodes

Congratulations to our December Hometown Hero, Nick Rhodes. Nick was born and raised in Newark and graduated from the Ohio Fire Academy.  He has been a firefighter with West Licking since 2012. Nick has worked tirelessly on West Licking Professional Firefighter’s Toy...

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...