Martha Whittington was 8 years old, she recalls riding in a car along Ohio 16
and looking out over Cedar Street and the surrounding neighborhood.
can I do," she thought at the time, "that these houses would need me
when I grow up?"
answer, she discovered in 1996, was
a span of eight months during the past year, Whittington and her brother, best
friend and business partner, Quinton Whittington -- together known as A.S.A.P.
Carpet Cleaning -- did more than 700 carpet jobs in Licking County. From The