Gahanna City Council's finance committee Monday discussed a measure to allow the city's finance director to make transfers between the budgets of the Gahanna Swim Club and Hunters Ridge pool. This is the first year the city has owned both, and finance director Jerry Isler said he needs the flexibility -- for this year only -- to manage the budgets of the two pools.

Gahanna City Council's finance committee Monday discussed a measure to allow the city's finance director to make transfers between the budgets of the Gahanna Swim Club and Hunters Ridge pool. This is the first year the city has owned both, and finance director Jerry Isler said he needs the flexibility -- for this year only -- to manage the budgets of the two pools.

"So you want to pool your funds," Councilman Tom Kneeland said, to the laughter of the rest of the crowd.

For the 20th consecutive year, Gahanna Lincoln High School's DECA chapter was named chapter of the year in the annual Ohio DECA District 14 competition.

The DECA students won 14 top-three awards in both individual and team events, nine of which were first-place victories. First-place winners were Katherine Alexander, Chase Beckmann, Ashley Childs, Katie Chokreff, Katie Chow, Scott Eisen, Raleigh Harriott, Dana Honick, Dennis Johnson, Mary Laskovski, Steve Resch, Elizabeth Robbins, Dan Vo and David Waks.

Second-place winners were Samantha Autry, Ivana Payne, Natalie Potts and Michael Vourvopoulos. Third-place winners were Liz Kip, Joe LeFever and Morgan Tomko.

Cara Jarrett was awarded fourth place, and Christina Hester won fifth.

The top three persons or teams in each event are eligible to compete at the state level in their individual categories at the Ohio Career Development Conference on March 13-14.

-- Gaylon Vickers