Support Ram Business Owners

One of the Missions of the Whitehall-Yearling Alumni Association (WYAA) is to support our Alumni who own or run businesses.  We created these lists as a benefit to our WYAA members; however, WYAA does not endorse these businesses.  If you want your business listed, please join WYAA on this website (go to Classmate Profiles) & send your information to:  jnturnbull51@aol.com. 

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Downtown's iconic neon Mr. Peanut gets a new perch later this summer when the business he's advertised for 89 years moves to the other side of Capitol Square.  Since its first day in business March 2, 1935, the Peanut Shoppe has operated out of four Downtown locations.  1935-36: 14 N. High St.  1936-78: 5 S. High St.  1978-2014: 46 N. High St.  2014-24: 21 E State St.  Sept. 2024: 4 E. Broad St.
Mike '72 and Pat Amburgey Stone '73, who've owned the Peanut Shoppe since 1996 and have worked there even longer, sold their business to another couple who say its history was one of the things that attracted them to the venture.  Congratulations & Enjoy Retirement Mike & Pat!  
The historic neon Mr. Peanut has been relit and is glowing above the Peanut Shoppe at the corner of East State Street and South High Street. The shop first opened in 1936 and relocated to the Fifth Third building in 2014.

 

The current owners of the Peanut Shoppe, (from left) Mike and Pat Stone, prepare to sign the purchase agreement to sell one of the most enduring fixtures in downtown Columbus to Matt and Kate Powell. They signed the agreement June 3. The Stones, who bought it in 1996, are selling their business and retiring. The new owners plan to move the store - and the neon Mr. Peanut that has long been a Downtown landmark - to a spot on the other side of Capitol Square along East Broad Street.

To read the complete Dispatch article, click on the link below.  

https://www.dispatch.com/story/entertainment/dining/2024/06/04/downtowns-peanut-shoppe-changes-hands-plans-move-across-capitol-square/73954345007/

 

NEW UPDATES ARE IN GREEN

ADVERTISING - MARKETING - PROMOTIONS

Bob Ochsendorf, 1970 - Ochsendorf Productions, 794 Morrison Rd., Columbus, OH  43230.  614-577-1003www.Ochsendorf.com.  WYAA purchases our Ram Pride T-shirts, Lapel Pins & Pint Glasses from Bob.  See WYAA Products on the left column.  

Rob Fish, 1971 - Customized Creations, rob@cCreations.com, Chicago, IL.  614-214-7261www.cCreations.com

Steve Walters, 1986 - Juggernaut Promotions, juggernaut.walters@gmail.com, Columbus, OH  43213. 614-462-0395.  www.facebook.com/juggernautpromo

Aaron Hutchison, 2004 - N2 Publishing, New Albany Country Club, Medallion, Jefferson Meadows. N2pub.com, 614-348-9787, Aaron.Hutchison@n2pub.com

ARTISTS - PERFORMING & VISUAL

Kristin Ivey, 2016 - Artist, Reynoldsburg, OH. https://krissyswork.com/

Jeffrey Collins, 1995 - Artist & Filmaker, Reynoldsburg, OH.  http://jeffreycollinspainter.blogspot.com

Chorsie Calbert IV, 2013 - Actor, Dancer, Singerchorsiecalbert@gmail.com. 614-721-2524www.chorsiecalbertiv.com

Dave Powers, 1982, 2-time Emmy Award-winning performer (piano, keyboard vocals & entertainer) & composer.  www.davepowers.com

Terry Robinson, 1981 - Blazing Eagle Karoke & DJ.  813-502-6100. Brandon, FL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsS0fyeKrUzRaPt_85oRDqA,  

AUTOMOTIVE - MECHANICAL - TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Jeff Mauk, 1970 Jack Maxton Chevrolet, 700 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH, 43085.   614-885-5301.  www.jackmaxton.com.   

Tim Farrow, 1995 - A&A Mechanical Services, LLC, Owner/ Mechanic, Diesel Truck Repair. 4300 Groves Rd, Columbus OH  43232.  614-496-5234   aamechanicalservices@gmail.com

CONSTRUCTION

Brenda Terry May, 1967 - May Electric Co., brenda@mayelectric.com, Hilton Head, SC 29938.    843-689-3115www.mayelectric.com

Kelly Koscho Chanak, 1997 - Andrew Ryan Outdoor Design., Largo, FL.,  727-420-2210.   https://www.andrewryanoutdoordesign.com

EDUCATION - TRAINING
Nancy Flynn, 1974 - www.epolicyinstitute.com, www.businesswritinginstitute.org, www.marijuanapolicy.com.
 
David Hurst, 1965 -  American Education Institute, Naples, FL Continuing Education providing accredited 20-hours of Medical Malpractice, Healthcare Law, Practice Mgmt. & Clinical topics.  d47hur@aol.com,  239-248-5561.  AEIseminars.com
 
Emily Tubbs Journey, 1988 - Training classes for business owners, IT staff, administrative staff, & marketing teams for website management. 844-972-6224. https://emilyjourney.com
 
Jerry Smith, 1976 -  Makarios Autism Center (The MAC)11573 Lithopolis Rd. NW, Lithopolis, OH  43136.  614-425-0107www.makarios-mac.com

FOOD - BEVERAGE - RETAIL

Zaria McBride, 2016 - Southern Ting, Online organic food distributor southernting.com

Mike Berhnard, 1979 - Port Smokehouse on Buckeye Lake9308 Township Rd 79, Thornville, OH 43076, (740) 246-5000.  Open from the last week in April - 3rd weekend in September.

Joe Flegle 1974 - Capuano's Pizza, 24 S. Township Rd. Pataskala, OH 43062. 740-927-7681capuanospizza.com

David Hickle, 1967 - Dave's Coffee Pods, internet coffee business that only sells Senseo coffee products, " everything you need for your Senseo machine. http://www.davescoffeepods.com

Patty Matthews Jackson, 1973 - Coffee Island Express, 112 Mt. Vernon Ave., Mt.Vernon, OH 43050. 740-504-6296  www.facebook.com/Coffee-Island-Express

Theodosia Ragios, WYHS Teacher, Retired - AmbroSia's Greek Pastries  https://www.ambrosiasgreekpastries.com/shop

Phil Stover, 1969 - The Mug Pizza & Pub, 333 Agler Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230.  614-475-6672https://www.themuggahanna.com

Pat Amburgey-Stone & Mike Stone, 1972 -  Peanut Shoppe (Planter’s), 21 E. State St., Columbus, OH  43215.  614-221-8837www.facebook.com/Peanut-Shoppe-Columbus

Diana Schumacher Langdon, 1982 - The Forge Tavern - 1375 Bethel Road., Columbus, OH. 43220.  https://theforgetavern.com

FINANCE & INSURANCE

Michael McGinnis, 1987, Edward Jones, 950 Taylor Station Rd., Suite L, Gahanna, OH 43068.  614-751-3954.  michael.mcginnis@edwardjones.com

Dave Stewart, 1977 - Liberty Mutual, 440 Polaris Parkway, Suite 150, Westerville, OH 43082.  614-245-6140  David.Stewart01@LibertyMutual.com

Anthony Jordan, 2002 - State Farm Insurance, 1010 Jackson Hole Dr., Ste 201, Columbus, OH  43004.  www.ajordansf.com

LEGAL & ACCOUNTING SERVICES

Tunney Lee King, 1967 -  Tunney Lee King, Esq., Attorney at Law (General Law Practice), 400 S. Fifth St., Suite 102, Columbus, OH  43215.  614-621-0777.  www.kinglawohio.com

Jeff Snyder, 1979, CPA, LLC - 801 Blacklick Eastern Rd., NW,  Baltimore, OH. 43105.  614-577-0585   jeff@jeffsnydercpa.com 

REAL ESTATE

Bill Hemrick, 1980 - Hemrick Realty, 5496 Baumgartner Rd., Suite 125, St. Louis, MO  63129.  314-200-3790.  https://hemrickrealty.com

Byron Diaz, 2011 - Biingual Real Estate Agent @ ihomemax team, 614-446-9616 byrondiaz93@gmail.com

Karen Lowe Hartmann, 1968 - ReMax Realtor, 570 N. State St., Westerville, OH  43082.  614-316-4523 www.karenhartmann.com

Cricket Sharp Such, 1970 - ReMax Achievers155 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, OH 43035, 614-329-2303https://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/cricket-such_lewis-center_oh_409191_210999143

Paula Snyder Ryan, 1988 - Ready Home Columbus, 5189 Willow Grove Place, Dublin, OH  43017. 614-339-9701. www.readyhomecolumbus.com

​SERVICES

Dave Castle, 1971 - Attitudes Family Hair Center, 1992 North Future Terrace, Lecanto, FL.  352-527-2552.  http://www.attitudesfamilyhaircenter.com

Laura "LeeAnn" Downing Wagenbrenner - 1987,  Simply Sculpt Ohio, 30 S. Township Rd. Suite E Pataskala, OH 43062.  leeannw@simplysculptohio.com 740-407-6331 https://simplysculptohio.com

Larry Pishitelli, 1972 - Photography by Larry Pishitelli, Columbus, OH  43228.  614-214-8568, www.phisphoto.com

Roxann Spencer, 1972 - Mary Kay Cosmetics, Orlando, FL  32818. roxann.spencer1@gmail.comwww.PaparazziAccessories.com/421716 &  www.mythirtyone.com/Roxiespencer

Jason Berry, 1992 - Sr. EDI/ERP Consultant - EDI/ERP Consultant - Systems Architect - Integration Specialist.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-berry-5391825

Hailey Summers, 2010 - Younique, Cosmetics, Skin Care. Kirkersville, Ohio. www.youniqueproducts.com/HaileyCSummers  

Steve Watzek, 1977, Award Business Consulting, 602-418-7700.
www.awardbusinessconsulting.com

TRAVEL & VACATION DESTINATIONS

Bobby Bickle, 1966 - Windblow Estates, Calibishi Coast, Dominica.  www.windblowestate.com

Ron DeVault, 1971 - Lawman Travel, lawmantravel@gmail.com, Canal Winchester, OH  43110.  614-496-8464www.lawmantravel.com

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The current owners of the Peanut Shoppe, (from left) Mike and Pat Stone, prepare to sign the purchase agreement to sell one of the most enduring fixtures in downtown Columbus to Matt and Kate Powell. They signed the agreement June 3. The Stones, who bought it in 1996, are selling their business and retiring. The new owners plan to move the store - and the neon Mr. Peanut that has long been a Downtown landmark - to a spot on the other side of Capitol Square along East Broad Street.
 


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