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Benjamin Hanby


July 22, 1833 - March 16, 1867


American Composer:    

wrote approximately 80 songs, the most famous of which are "Darling Nelly Gray" and the Christmas song "Up On the House Top". Benjamin Russell Hanby is buried in Otterbein Cemetery in Westerville.  More info from Wikipedia


Ki-Jana Cater

BD - September 12, 1973


Actor and Athlete:    

Kenneth Leonard Carter, also known as Ki-Jana, (pronounced /kee-JOHN-uh/) (born September 12, 1973) is a former American football running back in the National Football League who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and later the Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints.  More info from Wikipedia

John Carter Wolfe

BD - December 13, 1974


Attended Boston Conservatory of Music.

The Photographer (2000) .... Man in Bar More info from IMDb

Jennifer Hetrick         

BD - May 12, 1958


Jennifer Hetrick is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for playing Vash in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Corinne Becker (the ex-wife of Arnie Becker) on L.A. Law. More info from Wikipedia


Chris Alies           

BD - June 3,

Crew Member

Post-production Coordinator, and more- more info on IMBd

Robin Yocum


Mystery Writer, media relations executive.



Joanna Cocuzzi

BD - October 28, 1986

Crew Member

Relative Obscurity (2007) (head craft service) (production assistant)
The Nothing Man (2006) (production assistant) more info on IMBd


Andrew Goh

BD - 1986

Andrew Goh is an Alumnus from the Savannah College of Art and Design.He started his journey into the filmmaking world in High School, where he and his friends would often convince their teachers to allow them to produce short films instead of writing final papers or taking comprehensive tests. Never thinking it would lead to filmmaking as a profession, he applied on a whim to the Savannah College of Art and Design, and upon being accepted, began his journey in the industry. Andrew would work on many films over his career at SCAD, falling ever more in love with the craft. In June of 2009, he graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Film and Television with a focus on Postproduction.


Kristen Laidley

BD - July 14, 1980

Crew Member

Show: Rodney • Production Assistant
Show: American Gladiators (2008) • Script Coordinator more info on TVrage.com

Andy Katzenmoyer

BD: Dec 2, 1977


former professional American football player and the first Butkus Award-winning middle linebacker to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes (James Laurinaitis being the other). more info on Wikipedia


Lance Moore

BD: August 31, 1983

| #16 | WR
New Orleans Saints | - athlete - Attended Westerville South High School (Ohio) and set state high school records for receptions (103) and touchdown catches (24) during his senior year.more info on Wikipedia <

Al  Tedrow

BD - December 14, 1891


Al Tedrow (Allen Seymour Tedrow) played for the Cleveland Naps for his entire 1 year career. Tedrow broke into the bigs on September 15, 1914 with the Cleveland Naps. more info on ArmchairGM


Silas Martin


Visual Artist

Silas Martin studied with the noted portrait painter John H. Witt He was an excellent teacher and from 1898 until 1906 served as head of the art department at The Ohio State University. One of his most famous and devoted pupils at OSU was fellow Ohioan George Bellows. more info on The Ohio Historical Society Online web


Bob Kennedy – athlete – August 28, 1970


an American distance runner. Though now retired, he currently holds the American Record in the 3000 metres and the 5000 meters. At one time, he also held the American Record for 2 miles (8:11.59). More info on Wikipedia


William Henry Fouse -  died 1944


William Henry Fouse was a courageous pioneer in African-American education and the first African-American graduate from Otterbein College in 1893. more info on Otterbein College web

George Alexander


The Westerville Star
George Alexander was commissioned to create the decoration that continues to highlight the Holiday Season in Uptown Westerville

He worked on the star with his two sons Russell and Nolan in his tin shop which was located where Green Cleaners is located today off of College Ave.  
The star has been an important part of the holidays in Uptown Westerville ever since its debut.  George Alexander, its creator, passed away in 1939 at the age of 55 after 35 years in the tinsmith business.

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