Columbus- William Herbert

Congratulations to our November Hometown Hero, William Herbert. William currently works as the Infectious Disease Coordinator on 2 unit with the Columbus Division of Fire and goes over and beyond in his job duties for his fellow firefighters.  This past year, William...

Hilliard- Jean Griffith

Congratulations to our October Hometown Hero, Jean Griffith. Jean is an advocate for children in our community. Jean is the program director at Festa, serving over 1000 children yearly as she works tirelessly to provide hope, life-changing relationships, education,...

Westerville – Jim McCann

Congratulations to our September Hometown Hero, Jim McCann. From the school’s inception in 1976 until his retirement in 2003, Jim was a staple of Westerville North High School and the Westerville community. In his more than 30 years of service, Jim served as assistant...

Delaware-Jamie Goldmeyer

Congratulations to our August Hometown Hero, Jamie Goldmeyer.  In 2016 Jamie’s brother passed away. In his memory, Jamie started a nonprofit called “Choose Kindness.” Jamie prints t-shirts and sweatshirts that say Choose Kindness Always. From the funds of the sales,...

Columbus- Learning Never Ends

Congratulations to our July Hometown Hero, Learning Never Ends. Learning Never Ends was founded by Melissa Gourley and Beth Hunter in 2006 to serve central Ohio as a habilitation center providing a safe, accepting, and creative place for individuals with developmental...

Upper Arlington- Officer Windham

Congratulations to our June Hometown Hero, Officer Windham. Officer Windham is the School Resource Officer for Upper Arlington and is also the Director of Upper Arlington’s Safety Town program. His tireless dedication to the children that attend schools within Upper...

Pickerington- Joshua Mann

Congratulations to our April Hometown Hero, Ohio Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class, Joshua Mann. Mr. Mann is the historian for the Ohio Army National Guard and is the leader of Pickerington Boy Scouts Troop 1147. Mr. Mann selflessly gives up his personal free time,...

Middleport-Ben Nease

Congratulations to our March Hometown Hero, Ben Nease. Ben started training in karate many years ago as a shy and unconfident individual.  In 2016, he took the position of Head Instructor. During this time, he helped raise money for local charities. Since 2016, Ben...

Columbus- The Heart of the City Foundation

Congratulations to our February Hometown Hero, The Heart of the City Foundation.  The Heart of the City Foundation seeks to address, through a variety of programs, the relational, physical, educational, and spiritual well-being of the diverse population of Columbus,...

Blacklick- Tonya Kelly

Congratulations to our January Hometown Hero, Tonya Kelly. Tonya is a 4th-grade teacher at Horizon Science Academy, but in addition to parenting and teaching, she has started a nonprofit organization to help our local children called “Empower Our Youth Foundation.” ...