2023 Shred and E-Recycle Event

Saturday, April 22
Gahanna City Hall, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us on Earth Day for our annual Shred & E-Recycle Event! This is a great opportunity to safely shred important family or household documents and drop off your old cell phones, tablets and more to be resold. Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) also will be on hand to collect canned goods, non-perishable food, toiletries, and monetary donations. (Please note that GRIN is not able to accept expired food).


See the event flier for a list of accepted items.

Traffic Alert: Granville Street Lane Closure

Article – The westbound curb lane on Granville Street, near the location of the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s new Gahanna Branch, will be closed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., from Monday, January 23 through Friday, January 27. We urge drivers to use extra caution as crews from AEP will be replacing four poles in that area.

In early 2022, Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists opened its business doors at 1085 E. Johnstown Road in Gahanna, relocating from its former location in Westerville. Housed in a stately, two-story building, the   medical practice is helmed by board-certified plastic surgeon Walter Bernacki, MD, who also works offsite as the head of plastic surgery at Saint Ann’s Hospital and Mount Carmel East Hospital.  

“For the same reasons that my wife and I bought our first home in Gahanna, I knew that bringing my medical practice to Gahanna was the right decision. It was our dream to buy this building. Every time we drove our kids to school in Gahanna, we glanced over to admire this impressive building,” explained Bernacki.  

Strategically situated near several hospitals and surgery centers, Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists quickly built local awareness of its services and created more access for prospective clients.  On March 3, the medical office hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony that featured presentations by Gahanna Mayor Laurie Jadwin, State Representative Mary Lightbody, and the Gahanna Area Chamber. 

“Each week I see nearly 60 patients and perform about 20 surgeries. The in-demand nature of my services spans operations from trauma and reconstruction procedures to breast reduction, laser treatment, and body contouring,” shared Bernacki.  

Supported by a staff of seven employees, Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists offers flexibility in accepting varying forms of insurance and financing options. Dr. Bernacki often responds to emergency room incidents, giving him decades of empathic experience related to patient stress from unexpected or traumatic medical situations.  

“I always prioritize safety first. Overall, my treatment philosophy underscores the importance of treating each client as an individual with unique needs and concerns. Although I typically treat over 3,000 patients each year, I know this volume of service requires close care and attention to every individual,” said Bernacki. 

Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists enjoys supporting the community through sponsorships of local youth sports teams along with making shopping and dining recommendations for Gahanna businesses to its robust client base.  

“I’d love to start hosting monthly information sessions about different plastic surgery procedures, answering lingering questions to help curious individuals feel comfortable and safe. I approach each client with the mindset to determine the simplest and most affordable way to accomplish the change they’d like to see,” explained Bernacki.  

To learn more about Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists, stop by the medical office or visit the website at https://ohioplasticsurgeryspecialists.com/. 

Public Hearing April 27, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING Gahanna Planning Commission 

Gahanna City Hall 

200 S. Hamilton Rd., Council Chambers 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 

7:00 p.m. 

V-0010-2022To consider a Variance Application to vary Chapters1153.03(c)(4), 1163.02(a), 1163.08, and 1167.20(b)(2) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Gahanna, for property located at 4550 North Hamilton Rd.; Parcel ID: 025-010281; Current Zoning CC-2; Fine Line Autobody; John Oney and Glenn Dugger, applicants. 

CU-0003-2022 To consider a Conditional Use Application for property located at 4550 North Hamilton Rd.; Parcel ID: 025-010281; Current Zoning CC-2; Fine Line Autobody, John Oney and Glen Dugger, applicants 

Package Thefts During the Holidays: What You Should Know

From Gahanna Division of Police Chief Jeff Spence:

On behalf of the entire Gahanna Division of Police, I wish you all a safe, enjoyable and memory-filled holiday season.  Unfortunately, there are those that will take advantage of the gift-giving season by stealing packages.  Online shopping has increased substantially since the pandemic and so too have the number of reported package thefts.  This crime trend is not new and not unique to Gahanna.  Law enforcement agencies in the region are working together to address this trend.  Please see the attached press release from the Franklin County Chiefs Association for more information and helpful tips to help stop package thefts.

 Thank you and Happy Holidays!


~Jeffrey Spence; Chief of Police

Package theft 11-29-21

City of Gahanna Facility Planning Study

Linked below is the Gahanna Facilities Report, which was presented to City Council on October 11, 2021 during the Committee of the Whole meeting.

Four one-hour workshops scheduled in the near future, to discuss this further with the City administration, City Council and the public.



Gahanna Facilities Report – Final -10.22.21

101 Beer Kitchen: Seasonal Fare & a Motivated Staff

101 Beer Kitchen, owned and operated by Jess and Thad Kittrell, is known for its seasonal menus that pair perfectly with a vast array of craft beers. Fall favorites include butternut squash perogies, butternut squash soup, fall grilled cheese and soup and brown butter gnocchi with mushrooms, among other great dishes.  

Gahanna’s 101 Beer Kitchen (397 Stoneridge Lane) is participating in the 24th Annual Taste of Gahanna that runs through November 11, 2021. A $130 value of food vouchers can be purchased from the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce for only $75 at gahannaareachamber.com/taste-of-gahanna 

“I practice servant leadership that is rooted in leading by example. My own crew keeps me motivated, and I stay inspired by listening to podcasts and audio books about business and innovation,” shared owner Jess Kittrell, who has given speeches to Gahanna Lincoln High School students about career planning. 

Operated by a crew of 45 food and beer enthusiasts, 101 Beer Kitchen provides hands-on training events in partnership with its local brewery vendors. To retain a motivated crew, employee bonuses are awarded not only for providing new employee referrals, but they are also given for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. 

“We set-up a clinic for all employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19. We made sure everyone could get vaccinated and that all shifts were covered. This program worked out very well,” explained Kittrell.  

After each shift, the crew gathers at one table to share a complimentary meal and drink, helping the team to build family-like relationships on a more personal level.   

“I love working with 14- and 15-year-old students,” exclaimed Kittrell. “They have such a spark for working in the food industry. It’s great to harness their passion as they perform beginner duties in the kitchen and service floor before eventually working their way up to managerial positions. There are so many multi-faceted jobs in the restaurant industry, from financial analyst to marketing.” 

Bar Manager Cameron H. first started as a busser. “I worked my way up to bar manager after first honing my skills as a server and bartender,” said Cameron. “I learned how to go above and beyond for everyone while training under my first general manager, Erin. She taught me how to be a great leader, and I’m so grateful for her mentorship in this wonderful work environment.” 

101 Beer Kitchen has four crew positions open, including two servers, one server assistant, and one host. To apply for a job, plan a visit, or order a meal, please visit https://www.101beerkitchen.com/ or stop by the restaurant at 397 Stoneridge Lane. 

Now Hiring

City of Gahanna is hiring for positions in Planning, Finance, Parks & Recs, and Public Service & Engineering. Qualified candidates can apply here: governmentjobs.com/careers/gahanna

Tax Incentives Hub – Franklin County Auditor

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Contact: Monica Moran, 614.378.2879


Auditor Stinziano Unveils New Tax Incentives Hub that Provides Transparency, Accessibility for Franklin County Residents

 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano unveiled a new, one-stop shop website Wednesday that uses innovative GIS technologies to show comprehensive details on every tax incentive in use in the county.

The Tax Incentives Hub, which is available on the Auditor’s office website, features maps that show where incentives are in use, the different types of incentives, data about the incentives, and the local ordinance that created each. The maps can break down the tax incentives by municipality, so residents can see which are in use in their neighborhood.

The Hub also lists the effects each incentive has on government agencies that depend on tax revenue, and it links to specific information about each incentive at the individual municipality’s economic development website. A downloadable spreadsheet listing information on all incentives is also available on the Hub.

“As your Franklin County Auditor I want to ensure that taxpayers know about tax incentives and whether they are providing the benefits promised to our communities – and whether they are working,” Stinziano said. “With this hub we are promoting transparency for the residents and businesses of Franklin County.”

The Hub also features the 2020 TIRC report, a compilation of information from Tax Incentive Review Council (TIRC) meetings that were held from May to August 2020. By law, Auditor Stinziano is chair of those councils.

TIRCs are councils, required by state law, to annually review and evaluate every tax incentive in the county to see if they are performing as well as agreements stipulated they would. Every municipality that uses incentives is required to have a TIRC.

Tax incentives are widely used both in Franklin County and across the country to encourage economic development and improve communities. In 2020, 20 municipalities throughout Franklin County had active tax incentives that required review. The review consisted of 532 abated or TIF projects.  For tax year 2019, there were a total of 4,070 abated parcels in the county, with 447 parcels returning to taxable and 482 parcels becoming abated.

For more information, visit franklincountyauditor.com/taxincentives.