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Hometown Realtor<br />

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<strong>October</strong> 7-20, <strong>2018</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVI, No. 8<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Rick Palsgrove<br />

Cruisers trounce Golden Falcons<br />

The Groveport Madison Cruisers defeated Franklin Heights 48-6 in a varsity football<br />

game held in Cruiser Stadium on Sept. 28. Pictured here is Cruiser Jalil<br />

Underdown (#7 at right) out running two Golden Falcon defenders on a long touchdown<br />

run.<br />

Groveport Madison Cruiser cheerleaders<br />

energizing the fans during the<br />

Cruisers’ 48-6 victory over Franklin<br />

Heights.<br />

The Groveport Madison High School<br />

Marching Band performed with a combined<br />

band made up of student musicians<br />

from Middle School North,<br />

Middle School South, and Middle<br />

School Central at halftime.<br />

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Citizens challenge two<br />

zoning/development issues<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Editor<br />

Two zoning issues raised residents’ concerns,<br />

which lead Groveport City Council<br />

to reject one of the proposals and to postpone<br />

the other for further review.<br />

Citizens expressed their thoughts on the<br />

zoning requests and the development proposals<br />

connected to those issues at council’s<br />

Sept. 24 meeting<br />

Hendron Road proposal<br />

Council rejected, by a 4-0 vote (two<br />

council members were absent from the<br />

meeting), legislation amending the zoning<br />

from rural to select commercial planned<br />

district on about six acres located on the<br />

east side of Hendron Road south of the railroad<br />

and near the intersection of Hendron<br />

Road and Cherry Blossom Drive.<br />

According to the zoning amendment<br />

paperwork, the applicant, Philip Salyers,<br />

owns a security installation business in<br />

Obetz with 15 employees. He sought to<br />

rezone the property on Hendron Road to<br />

build an office with warehouse facilities as<br />

well as potentially build and rent self-storage<br />

units at the back of the property. One<br />

of the property’s owners, Elissa Villiers,<br />

spoke in favor of Salyers’ plan citing that<br />

the property has sat empty for several<br />

years and that, “I like what he wants to<br />

do.”<br />

Groveport Building Official Stephen<br />

Moore said, had council approved the zoning<br />

request, Salyers would have then had<br />

two years to submit a development plan for<br />

the property, and, if he did not, the property<br />

would revert back to rural zoning.<br />

“Nothing could happen on this property<br />

until a development plan was submitted,”<br />

said Moore. “The development plan would<br />

also had to have been approved before the<br />

turn of the first shovel of dirt.”<br />

Residents from the nearby Orchard<br />

housing subdivision opposed the plan,<br />

including Dawn Bellamy, who said there<br />

are enough self storage units in town<br />

already. She also had concerns about<br />

potential increased traffic. She said that,<br />

with the nearby homes, schools, and senior<br />

housing, Salyers’ proposal was “not a good<br />

fit for that piece of land.”<br />

Orchard resident Diane Barnes said it is<br />

important the city maintain the integrity of<br />

the 58 homes in the Orchard neighborhood.<br />

She also expressed concerns about potential<br />

crime related to self storage units and<br />

that the area already has many commercial<br />

properties north of the railroad. She<br />

implored council to, “Please hear us.”<br />

The four council members present at the<br />

meeting were concerned that there was not<br />

a development plan already in place for the<br />

property and so they rejected the zoning<br />

ordinance with Councilwoman Jean Ann<br />

Hilbert stating, “I can’t vote for something<br />

that I don’t know what will be there for certain.”<br />

Williams Road proposal<br />

Council postponed until its Oct. 9 meeting<br />

a request for a permitted use variance<br />

for property located at 4241 Williams Road,<br />

which is currently zoned planned industrial<br />

park. The postponement allows the parties<br />

involved to present amendments to the<br />

plan to help ease neighbors’ concerns.<br />

According to a report by Groveport City<br />

Engineer Steve Farst and the variance<br />

request paperwork, the applicant wished to<br />

convert the existing warehouse on the site<br />

into a service and repair facility and use<br />

the property for truck mechanical service,<br />

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Rivers subdivision (which is in the city of<br />

Columbus) opposed the zoning variance.<br />

“I’m concerned about the noise, increased lighting,<br />

more truck traffic, and fumes plus the potential for<br />

more accidents on Williams Road,” said resident Kelly<br />

Charters.<br />

Resident Bonnie Draudt said the plan could<br />

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City watching income tax revenues<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Editor<br />

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The city of Groveport’s income tax revenues are<br />

down slightly for the year.<br />

According to the city’s August <strong>2018</strong> Income Tax<br />

Revenue Report, the city’s income tax revenues of<br />

$11.5 million collected so far this year are down 5 percent<br />

compared to this same time in 2017.<br />

“Actually the 5 percent decrease from last year is a<br />

smaller percentage than it was last month,” said<br />

Groveport Finance Director and Assistant<br />

Administrator Jeff Green.<br />

Earlier this year the state took over the centralized<br />

collection of business income taxes through its Ohio<br />

Business Gateway. Under the state’s control, the centralized<br />

system collects business income taxes and<br />

then distributes tax receipts to the intended municipalities.<br />

Municipalities, seeking to maintain local control,<br />

fought the state’s plan in court, but the state prevailed.<br />

In June, Green noted the state is running about two<br />

months behind in disbursing the revenue to municipalities.<br />

“Yes, we believe the state’s centralized collection is<br />

partly to blame, but we don’t yet know the extent,” said<br />

Green of the city of Groveport’s decrease in income tax<br />

revenues for this year. “Also, over the past two to three<br />

years, we received two or three large estimated tax<br />

payments from local companies that we didn’t receive<br />

this year.”<br />

Green said the city is monitoring the revenue situation.<br />

“This is something we’re still researching and keeping<br />

our finger on,” said Green. “The situation is not<br />

dire, but it is concerning. Still, it’s a little too early for<br />

me to comment as to the exact cause.”<br />

According to a information from the governor’s<br />

office, the benefits of the state’s centralized collection<br />

of business income taxes are: uniformity and simplicity<br />

with one return, one place to file, one set of rules, and<br />

one audit rather than various sets of rules and filing<br />

requirements from various municipalities; and<br />

reduced cost of compliance, bookkeeping, paperwork<br />

and red tape.<br />

Commercial development news<br />

The Spanish textile company Fluvitex, which is an<br />

exclusive supplier of linens and bedding to Ikea, will<br />

open a factory in Groveport in <strong>October</strong> at the corner of<br />

Rohr and Pontius roads.<br />

“At launch, the company is expected to employ 80<br />

workers with another 120 to be added over three<br />

years,” said Green.<br />

He said the average annual wage for the jobs is<br />

expected to be $56,350.<br />

“Their local investment is projected to be $4.13 million,<br />

mostly in machinery and equipment for the<br />

124,000 square foot space they are leasing,” said<br />

Green. “This is a great project for Groveport because<br />

it’s another step in diversifying our economic core and<br />

adding more manufacturing and higher-paying jobs to<br />

the mix.”<br />

increase congestion on Williams Road.<br />

Attorney Jeffrey Brown, representing the applicant,<br />

Acquire Inc., said the property has a buffer of mounding<br />

and trees. He said the business is not a 24 hour a<br />

day operation. He added that part of the plan is to<br />

adjust a road and driveway connection to help alleviate<br />

traffic on Williams Road.<br />

around Groveport and Madison Township<br />

Opioid information series<br />

The Groveport Madison Opiate Task<br />

Force will present information sessions to<br />

help those impacted by opioid addiction:<br />

•Voices of Hope—Oct. 23, 7 p.m.<br />

Maryhaven—family support, foster care,<br />

and counseling services. At Groveport<br />

Madison High School, 4475 S. Hamilton<br />

Road.<br />

•Voices of Faith—Jan. 22, 2019, 7 p.m.<br />

Faith & Outreach. At Groveport Madison<br />

High School, 4475 S. Hamilton Road,<br />

Groveport.<br />

Addiction recovery center<br />

On Sept. 24, Groveport City Council<br />

heard the first reading of an ordinance to<br />

grant a zoning variance for the property at<br />

5940 Clyde Moore Drive in Groveport for<br />

the Ohio Addiction Recovery Center to<br />

allow the property’s use as a medical clinic<br />

and offices.<br />

Council will consider the legislation further<br />

at its <strong>October</strong> meetings.<br />

Women’s Self Defense<br />

A Women’s Self Defense class for ages<br />

14 and older will be held at the Groveport<br />

Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road,<br />

on Oct. 17 and 24 from 6-9 p.m.<br />

Groveport Police officers will lead the<br />

class.<br />

Come prepared to learn how to punch,<br />

strike, kick, hold, yell, and more.<br />

Cost is $10 per person. Register at the<br />

Groveport Recreation Center or call 614-<br />

836-1000 to see how to register online.<br />

Safe Kids<br />

Kids ages 5-14 will learn how to stay<br />

safe when staying home alone, how to give<br />

directions, how and when to approach a<br />

stranger if they are lost and what to do in<br />

an emergency.<br />

Program instructed by the Groveport<br />

Police Department on Oct. 24 at Groveport<br />

Town Hall, 648 Main St. from 6-7 p.m.<br />

Free.<br />

Call 614-836-3333 to register by Oct. 22.

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By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Some people grow competition<br />

roses. Others grow<br />

prize-worthy tomatoes, but<br />

for Madison Township<br />

Trustee John Pritchard,<br />

those categories are small<br />

potatoes compared to growing<br />

behemoth pumpkins for<br />

the Circleville Pumpkin<br />

Show competition on Oct.<br />

17.<br />

Pritchard started growing<br />

competition-worthy<br />

pumpkins in 2000 after a<br />

friend, Ted Scott, introduced<br />

him to the wonders<br />

of growing squash potentially<br />

as heavy as a horse.<br />

He has never grown the<br />

traditional jack-o’-lantern<br />

size pumpkin.<br />

This is his third attempt<br />

at coaxing a small seed into<br />

Pumpkin power!<br />

a vegetable large enough for a child to play inside in<br />

pursuit of producing the heaviest pumpkin at the<br />

show and a $2,000 first prize.<br />

“I grew them in 2001 and 2002,” said Pritchard.<br />

“The first year my pumpkin was 269 lbs. The second<br />

year, 2002, I lost all of my pumpkins to a disease. I<br />

had one estimated to be around 450 lbs. before I lost<br />

the plant to a disease. In 2003, I went into the Army.<br />

Now that I am back home, my dad let me plow up a<br />

portion of his side lot to use for my patch.”<br />

Pritchard starts the growing process in late April.<br />

He said it takes 50 to 60 days of plant growth to get<br />

to the point where pollination can take place and the<br />

pumpkin starts growing.<br />

It takes 110 to 120 days for a pumpkin to fully<br />

mature.<br />

He got a late start this year and was not able to<br />

transplant the young seedlings into the ground in a<br />

field in Canal Winchester until May 26. During the<br />

peak of the growing season, giant pumpkins can gain<br />

35 to 40 pounds a day, if conditions are good.<br />

“This has been a tough year to grow because of the<br />

heat, humidity and rain, but I think maybe the delay<br />

may help me get to the show,” said Pritchard, who is<br />

nurturing three giant competition pumpkins under<br />

protective cover. “Right now, I have two pumpkins<br />

estimated at a little over 900 lbs. I’d like to get one to<br />

1,000 lbs., but that might not happen because the<br />

days are getting shorter, and the weather is getting<br />

cooler.”<br />

According to Pritchard, pumpkins grown competitively<br />

are almost always a strain of the Atlantic<br />

Giant Pumpkin and his <strong>2018</strong> seeds came from fellow<br />

club members in the Circleville Pumpkin Growers<br />

Association.<br />

This year, Pritchard, who graduated from the<br />

Ohio State University College of Agriculture with a<br />

major in agronomy, is growing seeds from Dr. Robert<br />

Liggett, a well-known name in the history of the<br />

Pumpkin Show competition.<br />

“He gave me seeds from two different pumpkins<br />

he raised,” said Pritchard. “One he grew in 2013 that<br />

weighed 1,633 lbs.–known as the Liggett 1633–and<br />

one in 2015 that weighed 1,368 lbs.–known as the<br />

Liggett 1368. You can also buy seeds from some of<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Linda Dillman<br />

John Pritchard and two of his three giant pumpkins weighing in excess of<br />

900 pounds.<br />

the biggest pumpkins grown in North America and<br />

Europe. Sometimes these seeds garner $75 to $100,<br />

or more for one seed. The current world record holder<br />

at 2,624 lbs. was grown in Belgium. The North<br />

American record at 2,363 lbs. was grown in<br />

Washington.”<br />

The process in growing giant pumpkins is extensive.<br />

Growers sometimes help bees by pollinating<br />

their plants themselves so they know the pedigree of<br />

the pumpkin that is grown. Competitive growers also<br />

cross pollinate their pumpkins to grow progressively<br />

bigger pumpkins.<br />

“I allowed the bees to pollinate the two that are<br />

estimated over 900 lbs. and the one I pollinated is<br />

estimated to be around 750 lbs.,” said Pritchard. “I<br />

am going to try to get a few different seeds next year.<br />

I believe that local–Ohio and surrounding states–<br />

are the best.”<br />

Soil, water and nutrients are closely monitored<br />

throughout the growing season. Vines are pruned<br />

down to one pumpkin per plant. Insects like the<br />

cucumber beetle and squash vine borer, and fungal<br />

infections such as powdery mildew can destroy a<br />

plant.<br />

Too much water will sometimes contribute to<br />

pumpkins splitting/cracking all the way through.<br />

“This year was tough,” said Pritchard. “The heat,<br />

along with periods of heavy rain, necessitated closely<br />

monitoring to spray at the right time for diseases,<br />

insects, in addition to walking the line between too<br />

much fertilizer and not enough.”<br />

Transporting a giant pumpkin 20 miles south to<br />

Circleville is a careful process.<br />

“The first and only pumpkin I got to the show was<br />

269 lbs.,” said Pritchard. “I lifted it with a few friends<br />

into the back of my truck. I will definitely need help<br />

this year. I am a member of the Circleville Pumpkin<br />

Growers Club and one of the many benefits is a<br />

group of great folks that are willing to help you and<br />

a club that has the equipment to help pick up a giant<br />

pumpkin.”<br />

The pumpkin show weigh-in begins at 9:15 a.m.<br />

on Oct. 17. The show is free and open to the public<br />

from Oct.17 through Oct. 20.<br />


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Old letter provides insight about people and places<br />

On a cold and windy day in February<br />

1901, a man from Groveport named Jim carefully<br />

folded the three pages of a letter he had<br />

just written to a friend and placed them in an<br />

envelope.<br />

He addressed the envelope simply to<br />

“John Palsgrove, Canal Winchester, Ohio,”<br />

and did not include a return address.<br />

Jim wrote the letter in ink in well practiced<br />

cursive on three, 5x8 inch, high quality<br />

pieces of paper.<br />

In the days before email, Facebook, and<br />

Twitter as well as at a time when telephones<br />

were not common, people communicated<br />

through personal letters such as Jim’s, the<br />

telegraph, or face to face.<br />

Here is Jim’s letter to John Palsgrove,<br />

who Jim addresses as “Jack”:<br />

“Hello! How is this for weather any way. Am<br />

afraid I will not be able to sleep tonight I think the<br />

wind will blow my eyes open. Ha ha!<br />

“Say Jack, how about going to Columbus?<br />

So far as I now know, I will go up on the afternoon<br />

train on Thursday and expect I will stay all<br />

night for Anna will get into Columbus sometime<br />

in the evening. She wrote that she would try to<br />

find out and let me know, but I have not got any<br />

word yet concerning the exact time. She didn’t<br />

even say what road she intended coming over.<br />

“I wish you could be up there, too. But I don’t<br />

suppose it is worthwhile to think about it for you<br />

will be busy.<br />

“If we just had our telephone in wouldn’t we<br />

talk! It would not take two days to exchange<br />

thoughts and I expect a great many thoughts<br />

would be exchanged. We would hardly have<br />

time to work, would we?<br />

“If I should happen to walk into your office this<br />

week yet, don’t be surprised nor scared for I<br />

won’t hurt you nor run off with you.<br />

“I guess I can’t write letters at all any more.<br />

Nothing new happens to create any new<br />

thoughts and I drift along from day to day in the<br />

same old rut seemingly.<br />

“I will say goodnight for this time and maybe<br />

some time I will be able to write you a letter.<br />

Yours sincerely,<br />

Jim”<br />

Jim’s letter does not contain earth shaking<br />

news nor urgent business. It’s a pleasant,<br />

quite ordinary letter that captures a moment<br />

in time and illustrates how communication<br />

and travel has changed from 117 years ago to<br />

today.<br />

Jim wrote and mailed the letter on Feb.<br />

19, 1901. The envelope is postmarked by the<br />

Groveport Post Office on Feb. 20, 1901.<br />

Communication in 1901 took a far slower<br />

pace than nowadays. He mentions in the letter<br />

how it takes “two days to exchange<br />

Editor’s Notebook<br />

thoughts” indicating<br />

that it took his letter<br />

two days to travel the<br />

five miles between<br />

Groveport and Canal<br />

Winchester. Jim also<br />

laments the lack of a<br />

telephone that<br />

thwarts potential instant<br />

communication.<br />

In 1901 it was also<br />

not easy to pick up and<br />

quickly travel from<br />

Groveport to Canal<br />

Rick<br />

Palsgrove<br />

Winchester. Though<br />

they are nearby towns,<br />

the distance in those days was not quickly<br />

traversed as cars and even the electric<br />

interurban railway, which came in 1904,<br />

were not present. One would either have to<br />

walk the five miles, saddle up a horse, hitch<br />

up a wagon, or wait for a train.<br />

Traveling further to Columbus was even<br />

more of an adventure as the capital city was<br />

considered far away from Groveport and<br />

Canal Winchester back then. The time and<br />

distance had to be taken into account when<br />

traveling to the big city.<br />

Jim mentions taking the “afternoon train”<br />

to Columbus where he hoped to connect with<br />

Anna.<br />

Who Anna was is now lost to time, but it’s<br />

clear she was so important to Jim that he<br />

wanted to take the time to undertake the trip<br />

to Columbus as well as invite Jack along.<br />

Though he lived more than a century ago,<br />

down deep Jim and the people of his era,<br />

were not really that much different from we<br />

who are alive today. His statement, “Nothing<br />

new happens to create any new thoughts and<br />

I drift along from day to day in the same old<br />

rut seemingly,” is one that any one of us<br />

today could utter and one we may already<br />

have said at some point in our lives as we<br />

reflect on our own day-to-day existence and<br />

our own ennui.<br />

It’s a simple letter, but it says much about<br />

people and places through the lens of time.<br />

(Special thanks to Karen Richards for her<br />

discovery of this letter and for donating it to the<br />

Groveport Heritage Museum.<br />

Also, I am related to John Palsgrove, but I’m<br />

not sure in what way. But everyone named<br />

Palsgrove is related!)<br />

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No amusement in this low budget slasher film<br />

When the season changes to fall, a wave<br />

of low budget slashers are unleashed into<br />

the theaters.<br />

Not only are they (supposedly) looking<br />

to entertain fans of this genre during this<br />

much loved time, but they are also looking<br />

to garner enough cash and attention to<br />

warrant a sequel or two, or three or four.<br />

The first film with these intentions to<br />

hit the silver screen this autumn is “Hell<br />

Fest,” which just happens to be an on-thenose<br />

description of the experience of watching<br />

it.<br />

It begins with the introduction of<br />

assumed final girl Natalie (Amy Forsyth)<br />

who, for reasons largely unexplained, has<br />

been away for quite some time. Wanting to<br />

re-establish a connection with her best<br />

friend Brooke (Reign Edwards), she visits<br />

The Groveport Sports Network provides<br />

live play-by-play coverage by veteran<br />

broadcaster Rick Cooper of Groveport<br />

Madison High School athletic contests in<br />

<strong>2018</strong>-19. The broadcast coverage includes<br />

high definition video as well as live audio.<br />

Each broadcast begins 25 minutes prior to<br />

the scheduled start time with the pre-game<br />

show. Tune in after the game for interviews<br />

with players and the head coach,<br />

her long-time companion for what she<br />

believes will be a weekend of television and<br />

relaxation. These simple plans, however,<br />

are not to be.<br />

After her arrival, Brooke explains that<br />

one of their old friends has snagged six VIP<br />

passes to a travelling horror park and they<br />

have to go. Not wanting to live up her nickname<br />

of ‘Grade School’ any longer, she<br />

agrees with this weekend detour.<br />

At first, the night is not dark and full of<br />

terrors. But that soon changes when they<br />

begin their journey to Hell Fest, the scariest<br />

of all of the haunted locations.<br />

During the first stop of the night, the<br />

group stumbles upon a girl begging for help<br />

as she hides under one of the props.<br />

Believing it to be a part of the fun, they tell<br />

the masked man looking for the scared girl<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

where she is and<br />

watch in vague<br />

amusement as he<br />

kills her. After they<br />

quip that his shtick<br />

is lame, they begin to<br />

notice his presence<br />

wherever they go.<br />

Because this is a<br />

slasher, the group<br />

breaks up for varying<br />

reasons (the paired<br />

Dedra<br />

Cordle<br />

couple want alone time, another wants to<br />

win carnival prizes) and begin to go missing<br />

one by one. When an awareness of the<br />

lack of presence of their friends is realized,<br />

Hear broadcasts of Groveport Madison Cruiser athletic contests online<br />

along with a look at the final stats. The<br />

broadcasts can be accessed free of charge<br />

on a computer or handheld device. All<br />

broadcasts will be available to view on<br />

demand as well.<br />

To listen live go to:<br />

http://war.str3am.com:7570/live. To watch<br />

live or on demand go to:<br />

www.facebook.com/groveportsportsnetwork.<br />

The games to be broadcast:<br />

Boys and girls basketball: Nov. 29 at<br />

7:30 p.m. vs. Westland (boys); Dec. 8 at<br />

2:30 p.m. vs. Hilliard Darby (girls); Dec. 8<br />

at 4 p.m. vs. Hilliard Darby (boys); Dec. 14<br />

at 7:30 p.m. at Canal Winchester (boys);<br />

Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Pickerington<br />

Central (boys); Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. vs. New<br />

Albany (boys); Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Big<br />

Walnut (boys); Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. vs.<br />

Pickerington North (boys); Jan. 25 at 7:30<br />

those remaining start to believe that this is<br />

no dedicated actor following them after all.<br />

Surprisingly, this is a movie that had<br />

some promise with its premise — after all, it<br />

was somewhat modeled after the 80s classic<br />

“The Funhouse” — but it largely failed to<br />

live up to that narrow promise in nearly<br />

every way. There is little humor here, very<br />

few good characters and a villain that is so<br />

true-to-life it makes this film hard to stomach.<br />

So, if you’re looking for an entertainingly<br />

stupid low budget horror to see this<br />

season, “Hell Fest” is not it. Don’t get me<br />

wrong, it is quite stupid, but not in any<br />

enjoyable way.<br />

Grade: D<br />

Dedra Cordle is a <strong>Messenger</strong> staff writer<br />

and columnist.<br />

p.m. vs. Canal Winchester (boys); Feb. 8 at<br />

7:30 p.m. vs. Newark (boys); Feb. 15 at 7:30<br />

p.m. at Big Walnut (boys).<br />

Softball (all 5:15 p.m.): March 28 vs.<br />

Pickerington Central; April 4 vs.<br />

Lancaster; April 11 at Canal Winchester;<br />

April 15 vs. New Albany; April 17 at<br />

Newark; April 29 vs. Newark; May 1 at Big<br />


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Paint brushes and tights: wrestling with their art<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

It was minutes before the first, and possibly<br />

last, match of the Artists Wrestling<br />

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As he explained to the crowd what they<br />

were about to witness, he noticed an uptick<br />

in furrowed brows, taut lips and raised eyebrows;<br />

he imagined thought bubbles wondering<br />

why they paid a cover charge. To<br />

reel them back in, he started with the<br />

jokes. It did not go over so well.<br />

“I bombed,” he said.<br />

Though the majority of the crowd were<br />

family and friends, he pleaded with them to<br />

trust him, and watch what would unfold.<br />

As this self-proclaimed introductory<br />

mishap was occurring, a red tights-clad<br />

Randal Pearson stood nervously backstage<br />

with demon makeup on, wondering what<br />

he had signed up for.<br />

“I looked at Brent Elam (his opponent<br />

for that night) and asked ‘Are we really<br />

doing this?’” he said with a laugh.<br />

The answer was yes, absolutely.<br />

It was shortly after Walters came up with<br />

the idea for the AWL when he told Pearson,<br />

a 2001 graduate of Groveport Madison High<br />

School, of his visionary concept.<br />

“Basically, its two grown costumed<br />

adults creating timed pieces of art and<br />

smacking each other around in the ring if<br />

they want,” said Pearson.<br />

Walters sees it slightly different.<br />

“It’s one of the largest open source art<br />

projects,” he said. “It’s live art with a nostalgic<br />

twist.”<br />

Pearson knew he had to be a part of it.<br />

“I tend to gravitate toward things that<br />

sound weird.”<br />

With the help of Walters, he crafted a<br />

backstory for his wrestling alter ego, El<br />

Diablo Blanco, a not-so-talented artist who<br />

sold his soul to the devil for a chance to<br />

make great art.<br />

Pearson said it somewhat fits with how<br />

he sees himself as an artist.<br />

“I’m not a great live painter though I try<br />

when I’m up there (in the ring),” said the<br />

noted sculptor.<br />

For the past three-and-a-half years,<br />

Pearson and his alter ego have been stalking<br />

makeshift rings throughout the city and<br />

state, and much like his alter ego he has<br />

even recruited others into the dark side.<br />

“Actually, my wife is mostly responsible<br />

for all of this but she might resent that<br />

statement,” said Rob Lamka, a 2004 graduate<br />

of Grove City High School.<br />

Pearson, Lamka explained, was a member<br />

of their wedding party and was initially<br />

the one who told him about the AWL.<br />

“I had to see for myself what on earth<br />

this was all about,” he said.<br />

Upon viewing a match, he said he saw<br />

something that was new, exciting, chaotic<br />

and absolutely spectacular.<br />

“It was nuts,” he said. “I loved it.”<br />

Unlike Pearson, Lamka didn’t immediately<br />

sign up for some art and wrestling<br />

action but it was a prompt from his friend<br />

that pushed him into the ring.<br />

“I saw on a Facebook post that Randy<br />

was looking for a manager or a mouthpiece<br />

to hype up his events.<br />

“Randy’s a quiet guy so he wanted someone<br />

who could be this loud, obnoxious<br />

mouthpiece and I thought to myself, ‘I can<br />

be that loud, obnoxious mouthpiece.’”<br />

Within weeks, Mr. Muerte was created<br />

from the depths of the underworld, though<br />

he is rather helpful in and out of the ring.<br />

“They’ve been partners for many years<br />

but there has been some division lately,”<br />

Lamka said.<br />

Though not a regular wrestler (yet),<br />

Lamka has filled in from time-to-time.<br />

“I’ve worn a chimp costume when Chimp<br />

Endale was needed and I’ve worn a suit<br />

made out of bubble wrap to prevent myself<br />

from being hurt,” he said. “That had the<br />

reverse effect as some of my opponents took<br />

that as an opportunity to hit a bit harder.”<br />

Walters and partner Beth Yoder-Balla<br />

said injuries are not typically a part of the<br />

act though lately the wrestling artists have<br />

been pushing the limits.<br />

“They’ve thrown each other into tables<br />

on occasion, but we absolutely draw the<br />

line at allowing them to set themselves on<br />

fire as some have requested,” said Yoder-<br />

Balla, the president and CEO of the Akron<br />

AWL. “We’re not looking to be sued.”<br />

Admittedly, timed drawings, past<br />

grudges and rabid crowds can make for a<br />

tumultuous time in the ring, which would<br />

ideally be reined in by good officiating. The<br />

referees, however, are known for their lack<br />

of attention.<br />

Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Miller<br />

Fans know this character as El Diablo<br />

Blanco, one of the most feared warriors<br />

in the Artists Wrestling League. Friends<br />

and family, however, know him as Randal<br />

Pearson, who graduated from Groveport<br />

Madison High School in 2001. Pearson<br />

has been performing in the AWL since<br />

its inception in 2015.<br />

“They’re the worst in the league,” said<br />

Walters.<br />

The head ref is Thomas Refferson, the<br />

self-proclaimed greatest referee in the world.<br />

“I’m the greatest,” said Refferson, who is<br />

known outside of the ring as James Kindler.<br />

Kindler never considered himself much<br />

of an artist, though he was a fan of the<br />

iconic wrestlers.<br />

“I wrestled in middle school but by high<br />

school I had stopped,” said the 1991 graduate<br />

of Franklin Heights.<br />

Like Pearson, he knew of the AWL<br />

though his friendship with Walters and<br />

liked the scene so much that he volunteered<br />

to assist with stage production.<br />

“I was doing that for about a year when<br />

they needed someone to step in as a referee,”<br />

said Kindler. “I always considered<br />

myself a behind the scenes person but once<br />

I was put into the spotlight I kind of grew<br />

into the performance. It’s been great fun<br />

portraying this clueless ref. He naps during<br />

the action, takes selfies with the crowd and<br />

does not pay one bit of attention.”<br />

His time as head ref may be cut short as<br />

a rival ref stole his whistle, stop watch and<br />

ripped his shirt at the latest event.<br />

“We’ll have to see what happens,” he<br />

said. “I might just get into that ring.”<br />

Walters said when he first thought of<br />

the idea years ago, he had no thought that<br />

it would last, let alone be so popular.<br />

“We were sure it would just be one or<br />

two shows at the most, but here we are<br />

nearly four years later and we’re still going<br />

with no plans to stop.”<br />

He said that fact was a true testament to<br />

the artist wrestlers who give their time and<br />

talent to this slapstick world, and to the<br />

recurring fans and new fans who believe in<br />

this occasionally physical live art show.<br />

For AWL information, go to their website<br />

at www.artistswrestlingleague.com.<br />

Walters said they are always looking for<br />

talented artists who like to perform in front<br />

a crowd, so if you’re interested, contact him<br />

or Yoder-Balla through those platforms.

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Apple Butter Day is a celebration of community<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Editor<br />

Summer has bid us farewell and that<br />

means Apple Butter Day is coming!<br />

Groveport’s 45th annual Apple Butter<br />

Day will be held in Groveport’s Heritage<br />

Park, 551 Wirt Road, near and around the<br />

historic log house on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Apple Butter Day is an event rich in tradition<br />

featuring historical demonstrations,<br />

crafters, and great food - especially the piping<br />

hot, freshly stirred apple butter<br />

slathered on homemade bread. There’s<br />

nothing like the taste of homemade apple<br />

butter cooked over a wood fire to make one<br />

embrace autumn.<br />

Apples played a vital role in 19th century<br />

Ohio’s and Groveport’s pioneer agricultural<br />

economy and daily life. Apples could<br />

be stored year round and travelled well<br />

when shipped over the rough roads or the<br />

slow moving freight boats on the Ohio and<br />

Erie Canal.<br />

Apples, in addition to being a refreshing<br />

treat picked right off the tree, could be used<br />

in many products used by the pioneers like<br />

dried apples, apple butter, cider, apple<br />

brandy, apple chips, and vinegar. They<br />

were even fed to hogs, which were important<br />

livestock to the Ohio pioneer.<br />

The Groveport Heritage Society created<br />

Apple Butter Day as a way to pay tribute to<br />

the town’s pioneer past and to educate people<br />

about what life was once like in<br />

Groveport and nearby farms in the 19th<br />

and 20th centuries. The festival strives to<br />

remain true to the area’s historic roots.<br />

Apple Butter Day has a relaxed atmosphere<br />

and every year one can get a hearty<br />

bowl of bean soup and warm cornbread and<br />

then follow that up with an ample slice of<br />

homemade bread topped with warm, sweet<br />

apple butter. It’s a day to be spent outdoors<br />

reveling in what fall has to offer before<br />

gray, cold November drives everyone<br />

indoors.<br />

Apple Butter Day is a day when people<br />

who have long moved away stop by the old<br />

town again to see family and friends. It is a<br />

day for those who have remained in town to<br />

reacquaint themselves with their neighbors.<br />

It is a day that encourages us to slow<br />

down. It is a day to enjoy the pleasures of<br />

simple foods. It is a day that reinforces our<br />

link to those who have gone before us and<br />

to those who will follow.<br />

Volunteers needed<br />

There are volunteer opportunities available<br />

to help on Apple Butter Day.<br />

Volunteer to: stir and jar apple butter in<br />

Heritage Park, four stirrers needed at all<br />

times and there is a need for as many people<br />

as possible; slicing bread in the shelter<br />

house by the log house in Heritage Park;<br />

working in booths (two hour shifts, beginning<br />

at 10 a.m.) selling apple butter in jars<br />

or on slices, helping stir and jar the apple<br />

butter, and selling quilt tickets.<br />

Bean/cornbread dinner changes<br />

The Groveport Seniors will no longer be<br />

serving the traditional bean soup and cornbread<br />

in Crooked Alley KidSpace on Apple<br />

Butter Day on Oct. 13. Instead, the<br />

Kiwanis Club of Groveport Madison will<br />

serve cornbread and beans on site on Apple<br />

Butter Day in Heritage Park.<br />

Free shuttle service<br />

The Groveport Transportation<br />

Department will provide a free shuttle<br />

service to and from Crooked Alley<br />

KidSpace on Wirt road near the Apple<br />

Butter Day festival on Oct. 13. Shuttles<br />

will leave from the Groveport Recreation<br />

Center parking lot, 7370 Groveport Road,<br />

every half hour at the top and bottom of the<br />

hour beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 5<br />

p.m. The shuttle will leave the corner of<br />

Wirt Road and Cherry Street every half<br />

hour at the quarter hour starting at 9:15<br />

a.m. and ending at 5:15 p.m.<br />

Groveport Heritage Museum<br />

Interested in Groveport’s history? Visit<br />

the Groveport Heritage Museum, located in<br />

Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. The<br />

museum features photographs, newspapers,<br />

maps and historical artifacts of<br />

Groveport’s history.<br />

No dogs allowed<br />

Per city ordinance, people are prohibited<br />

from bringing animals to city sponsored<br />

event and festival areas, which includes<br />

Apple Butter Day. The law does not apply<br />

to guide or service dogs, police dogs, animal<br />

exhibits at the events, or pets on residential<br />

properties within the event area.<br />

Music and entertainment<br />

Music will grace the main stage in<br />

Heritage Park as well as in and around the<br />

log house. See the complete music and<br />

entertainment schedule below.<br />

City of Groveport 45th Annual<br />

Saturday, <strong>October</strong> 13, <strong>2018</strong> from 10am - 6pm<br />

Heritage Park, 551 Wirt Road<br />

ALL DAY - Craft Demonstrators - Hayride - Homemade Crafts located at Heritage Park<br />

and by Palm Pond.<br />

Antique Tractor Show - Food Vendors<br />

Free Pony Rides<br />

10:00am<br />

Welcome - Mayor Lance Westcamp<br />

10:00 - 12:00pm Berachal Valley - Main Stage<br />

10:00am Sign up for Derby at Palm Pond. First 50<br />

Children get to fish with a cane pole.<br />

Bait provided. Ages 0-5, 5-10, & 10-15<br />

10:30 - 11:30am Annual Groveport Cane Pole Fishing<br />

12:15 - 2:00pm TNT Bluegrass - Main Stage<br />

12:00 - 12:15pm Madison Christian Band - In front of<br />

Log House<br />

Entertainment Schedule<br />

6th Annual Apple Butter Day 5K,<br />

For more information call 614-836-1000 ext. 1513<br />

Sharps Landing Canal Building - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm<br />

12:00 - 2:00 pm Delightful Sounds - In front of Log House<br />

2:15 - 4:00pm Tom Ewing & The Bluegrass Ramblers -<br />

Main Stage<br />

2:00 - 4:00pm Ellen Ford, Story Teller - Palm Pond<br />

4:15 - 5:45pm Kauffman Road - Main Stage<br />

5:45pm<br />

Announcement of Quilt Raffle Winner<br />



Co-Sponsored by the City of Groveport and the Groveport Heritage and Preservation Society.<br />

For information, please call 614-830-2055.

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Sharp’s Landing building<br />

Visitors to Apple Butter Day may have<br />

a glimpse of the area’s Ohio and Erie Canal<br />

past because, across Wirt Road from the<br />

log house and Heritage Park, the<br />

Groveport Heritage and Preservation<br />

Society has reconstructed a 62x21 foot, one<br />

story, brick, 19th century canal era building.<br />

Visit the building from 11 a.m. to 5<br />

p.m. on Apple Butter Day.<br />

The building is believed to have been<br />

used as a smokehouse, bakery, and ice<br />

house that sat along the Ohio and Erie<br />

Canal in what was once Sharp’s Landing<br />

at the corner of Rohr and Pontius roads.<br />

In 2015, a warehouse development<br />

planned for the structure’s original Rohr<br />

Road site required the more than century<br />

old building be either demolished or<br />

moved.<br />

The GHPS dismantled the building and<br />

had the pieces moved and reassembled at<br />

its current site across from the log house<br />

along Wirt Road. The GHPS plans to use it<br />

as a museum to represent the commercial<br />

life that once operated along the canal.<br />

GHPS President Craig Lovelace said<br />

the aim is to create an educational center<br />

that will highlight the building’s role as a<br />

stop along the Ohio and Erie Canal.<br />

“It will provide visitors a look of everyday<br />

living at the time, including a slice of<br />

how people traveled and why,” said<br />

Lovelace. “History is meant to show us our<br />

similarities and differences with our ancestors,<br />

and impart lessons for how we can<br />

move forward. Reconstructing the building<br />

does just that. Saving it means new generations<br />

will get to learn about the importance<br />

of the Ohio canal system and how it<br />

opened up the state, and especially Central<br />

Ohio, to economic development.”<br />

Apple orchard<br />

Three years ago, the Groveport Parks<br />

Department planted 30 apple trees in the<br />

Palm Pond area of Heritage Park. The<br />

trees will potentially offer a variety of<br />

apples including Golden Delicious, Granny<br />

Smith, Wealthy, Haralred, Gravenstein,<br />

Honey Crisp, Red Delicious, Zestar, Gala,<br />

and McIntosh. Our ancestors commonly<br />

planted apple trees in Groveport in the<br />

19th century.<br />

Some of the trees are starting to produce<br />

apples. The hope is to use some of the<br />

apples from these young trees at future<br />

Apple Butter Day festivals. Visit the<br />

orchard and check out the growth of the<br />

trees.<br />

Apple Butter Day quilt<br />

This year’s Apple Butter Day quilt was completed by Carol Hunt from the<br />

Groveport Senior Center. It is a ‘scrap quilt” that was made from a donated top.<br />

It will be raffled off on Apple Butter Day on Oct. 13 with proceeds going to the<br />

Senior Quilters and the Groveport Heritage Society. The quilt raffle winner will be<br />

announced at 5:45 p.m. on Apple Butter Day.

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Apple Butter Day activities<br />

The day features craft demonstrations,<br />

historical demonstrations, hayrides, pony<br />

rides, children’s activities, and food vendors.<br />

There will also be a display of antique<br />

tractors.<br />

The cane fishing derby for kids age 15<br />

and under will be held at Palm Pond from<br />

10:30-11:30 a.m. (sign up at 10 a.m.). The<br />

first 50 kids get to fish with a cane pole.<br />

Bait is provided.<br />

Apple Butter Day 5K<br />

The annual Apple Butter Day 5K and 1<br />

mile fun run/walk will be held Oct. 13 in<br />

Groveport Park, 7370 Groveport Road. The<br />

1 mile fun run/walk starts at 9 a.m. and the<br />

5K run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $10<br />

for the 1 mile fun run/walk and $20 for the<br />

5K. Register at the Groveport Recreation<br />

Center, 7370 Groveport Road or call Amy<br />

Van Huffel at 614-836-1000 for information.<br />

The 5K route uses sidewalks, nature<br />

trails and the leisure path located at<br />

Groveport Park. All ages welcome.<br />

The Groveport Log House<br />

A center piece of Heritage Park and<br />

Apple Butter Day is the 1815 era Groveport<br />

Log House.<br />

The log house originally sat on the<br />

southwest corner of Main and Madison<br />

streets, where the Groveport Post Office is<br />

now located. Workers discovered the log<br />

house as they were dismantling it in 1974<br />

to make way for the Post Office. Volunteers<br />

from the Groveport Heritage and<br />

Preservation Society pitched in to preserve<br />

the house and in 1974, with help from the<br />

United States Army Corps of Engineers,<br />

moved it to its present location in Heritage<br />

Park.<br />

Over the years the log house has under<br />

gone historical restorations and renovations,<br />

but it remains a historical focal point<br />

for Groveport and serves as an example of<br />

our pioneer ancestors’ way of life.<br />

The log house will be open throughout<br />

Apple Butter Day.<br />

Blacklick Haunted Park<br />

The city of Groveport Blacklick Haunted<br />

Park will be held Oct. 26 & 27 from 7:30-11<br />

p.m. at Groveport Blacklick Park, located<br />

at the east end of Blacklick Street. Cost is<br />

$5 per person. Proceeds go to Groveport<br />

Madison Human Needs and the Groveport<br />

Food Pantry. The event is very scary so<br />

parental discretion is advised. Sponsored<br />

by the city of Groveport and Groveport residents.<br />

Spirit Stroll<br />

Come meet “spirited” former residents<br />

of Groveport as they come to life to share<br />

their experiences from the past.<br />

This is a non-scary visit to the<br />

Groveport Cemetery where you will travel<br />

from “spirt” to “spirit” to hear pieces of history,<br />

folklore, and legends from “characters”<br />

such as Jacob Wert, an 1850s era<br />

mother, a Civil War soldier, and the cemetery<br />

sexton. Presented by the Groveport<br />

Heritage & Preservation Society on Oct. 26<br />

from 6-7 p.m. at the Groveport Cemetery,<br />

551 Wirt Road. Free.<br />

Groveport trick or treat<br />

Trick or treat will be held in Groveport<br />

on Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m. Groveport<br />

Town Hall will be serving hot dogs, popcorn<br />

and drink courtesy of the Groveport Police<br />

Department, Madison Township Fire<br />

Department and Groveport Town Hall.<br />

Free.<br />

At 7 p.m. the annual Block Party will<br />

begin at Main and Front streets and<br />

includes a costume contest, the Groveport<br />

Madison High School band, the<br />

Cruiserettes, cider, and donuts. Sponsored<br />

by The Groveport Lions Club. Free.<br />

Township trick or treat<br />

Trick or treat will be held in the unincorporated<br />

areas of Madison Township on<br />

Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.<br />

Pumpkin Plunge<br />

Register thru Oct. 26 for the Groveport<br />

Recreation Center’s, 7370 Groveport Road,<br />

annual Pumpkin Plunge.<br />

Swim and pick out your pumpkin from<br />

the heated indoor pool on Oct. 28 from 3-5<br />

p.m.<br />

Dress in your favorite costume and compete<br />

in the costume contest, but don’t forget<br />

your bathing suit.<br />

All ages welcome. $6 (includes pumpkin),<br />

$2 (no pumpkin).<br />

Rockin’ Groveport<br />

Families can paint rocks and hide them<br />

anywhere in Groveport that they like to<br />

spend time on Oct. 27 from 10-11 a.m. at<br />

Groveport Heritage Park, 551 Wirt Road.<br />

Free.<br />

All supplies included. Come dressed to<br />

paint. Call 614-836-3333 to register by Oct.<br />

25.<br />

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage<br />

Museum<br />

Apple butter is stirred by volunteers in<br />

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Volunteers are needed. Hot apple butter<br />

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The continued support from the city of Groveport,<br />

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that attended the ceremony. Thanks also to our firefighters<br />

and the firefighters from the neighboring<br />

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who were also in attendance.<br />

A huge thank you to the residents of Madison<br />

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The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport road, is<br />

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Play begins on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. beginning early<br />

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For information call Amy Van Huffel at 614-836-1000.<br />

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Firefighter and GMHS grad remembered<br />

The Columbus Division of Fire is<br />

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who recently lost his fight with cancer.<br />

Gibbons, who was a graduate of<br />

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or his entire career, Gibbons was<br />

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He retired on Sept. 20, <strong>2018</strong>, the day before<br />

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“We are heartbroken about Ed,” said<br />

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The Advertising Department at the<br />

Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers<br />

is seeking a Salesperson.<br />

No Experience Necessary.<br />

Base salary plus commissions, auto allowance.<br />

Seniors welcome to apply.<br />

Please send your resume to:<br />

Doug Henry, Advertising Manager<br />

Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers<br />

3500 Sullivant Ave.<br />

Columbus, Ohio 43204<br />

or<br />

e-mail to doughenry@columbusmessenger.com

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xPublic Notices<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />



As a participating school district in the U.S.D.A. National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, Groveport Madison<br />

Schools is required to communicate the following application process and eligibility standards for families interested in being<br />

considered for Free orReduced-price meals for their child(ren) for the <strong>2018</strong>-2019 school year. A paper copy of the Federal policy<br />

and application is available in each of our schools’ offices as well as at the District Service Center. It may be reviewed by any<br />

interested party.The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines are used for determining eligibility in the program. Children from<br />

families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines, are eligiblefor free or reduced-price meals.<br />

FEDERAL ELIGIBILIY INCOME CHART For School Year <strong>2018</strong>-2019<br />

Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly<br />

1<br />

2<br />

3<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

8<br />

Each additional person:<br />

$22,459<br />

$30,451<br />

$38,443<br />

$46,435<br />

$54,427<br />

$62,419<br />

$70,411<br />

$78,403<br />

$7,992<br />

$1,872<br />

$2,538<br />

$3,204<br />

$3,870<br />

$4,536<br />

$5,202<br />

$5,868<br />

$6,534<br />

$666<br />

$432<br />

$586<br />

$740<br />

$893<br />

$1,097<br />

$1,201<br />

$1,355<br />

$1,508<br />

$154<br />

An online application is available online, at http://www.gocruisers.org under the “Parents/Students - Free or Reduced-Price Lunch” link. Paper<br />

applications are available in our schools’ offices and at the District Service Center. To apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits, the parent/guardian<br />

should complete the application (in its entirety) and return it to the child’s school as quickly as possible. Households, which currently receive Special<br />

Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP), formally known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for a child, must provide the child’s<br />

name, the SNAP or OWF case number and a signature of an adult household member on the application. Households which do not receive SNAP or<br />

OWF funds must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security Number of the adult signing the application<br />

or indicate “None” if the adult does not have a Social Security Number. The application also must include the amount and source of income(s) received<br />

by each household member, (state the monthly income) and the signature of an adult household member. If any of this information is missing, the<br />

school district cannot process the application.<br />

FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for FREE health care coverage through Medicaid<br />

and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions,<br />

dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information<br />

can also be found online at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these<br />

services.<br />

The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility, and may be verified at<br />

any time during the school year by school or other program officials. To discourage the possibility of misrepresentation, the application forms contain<br />

a statement above the space for a signature certifying that all information furnished is true and correct. Applications are being made in connection<br />

with the receipt of federal funds. Schools or other officials may check the information on the application at any time during the school year. Deliberate<br />

misrepresentation of information may subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable state and federal laws. Households will be notified of<br />

the approval or denial of benefits. Foster children are automatically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family<br />

has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such, contact the school’s secretary for more information. Under the provision of the<br />

policy, Groveport Madison Schools’ assistant treasurer, Joyce Disharoon, will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees<br />

with the decision on the application or the result of verification, the decision may be discussed with the determining official on an informal<br />

basis. If a formal appeal is desired, the household has the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing can be requested either orally or in writing from: Dennis<br />

Harden, Director of Student Services, Groveport Madison Schools, 4400 Marketing Place, Suite B, Groveport, OH 43125, 614-492-2520.<br />

The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure.<br />

Households may apply for benefits at any time during the school year. If a household is not currently eligible and if the household size increases or<br />

income decreases because of unemployment or other reasons, the family should contact the school district to file a newapplication. Such changes<br />

may make the children of the family eligible for free or reducedprice benefits if the family income falls at or below the levels shown above. The U.S.<br />

Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color,<br />

national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status,<br />

sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in<br />

employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or<br />

employment activities.)<br />

If you wish to file a Civil Rights complaint claiming discrimination, please complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online<br />

at www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter<br />

containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail, at U.S. Department of Agriculture,<br />

Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410. The complaint also may be faxed to 202-690-7442,<br />

or emailed to program.intake@usda.gov.<br />

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-<br />

845-6136 (Spanish).<br />

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.<br />

Attention: Cities & Townships<br />






614-272-5422 kathy@columbusmessenger.com<br />

Public Notices<br />


You are hereby notified that the City of<br />

Groveport will be holding a Public<br />

Hearing on <strong>October</strong> 22, <strong>2018</strong> at 6:15<br />

p.m. in the Council Chambers of the<br />

Groveport Municipal Building, 655<br />

Blacklick Street, Groveport, Ohio for:<br />







All regular and special meetings of Council are open to<br />

the public. The application for this use variance is on file<br />

in the office of the Clerk of Council for review.<br />

Ruthanne Sargus Ross. CMC<br />

Clerk of Council<br />


Auto/Forklift Mechanic<br />

Central Ohio Forklifts has<br />

an immediate need for a<br />

mechanic. We offer competitive<br />

wages, training &<br />

benefits. Reward offered!<br />

$1000 to new hire mechanic<br />

payable after 90<br />

days. Please email<br />

Resume to:<br />

cof4150@gmail.com or fax<br />

to 614-351-5123. Auto mechanics<br />

welcome to apply.<br />

Excellent<br />

Supplemental Income<br />

Cleaning 2.5-3 hrs per<br />

night, 6 days a wk.<br />

Evenings 10p-1a, $800-<br />

1200 per mo based on<br />

experience and quality.<br />

Call 614-568-3676<br />

Home Health Aides<br />

$13.00/hr. after 90 days<br />

$15.00/hr. Premium Shifts<br />

Must be passionate about<br />

helping the elderly. 1 yr. of<br />

experience working for an<br />

employer in a caregiver<br />

10/14 A&M<br />

role is required.<br />

To apply, please visit<br />

v-angels/galloway/employment<br />

Shop / Delivery Person<br />

Needed 8-5, Mon-Fri.<br />

Will Train. Mechanically<br />

inclined, able to drive a<br />

standard shift, able to lift<br />

75 lbs, have a driver’s<br />

license and dependable<br />

transportation. Apply in<br />

person at 2270 Harper<br />

Rd., Columbus or call<br />

614-275-0303<br />


FREE<br />

Garage Sale<br />

Signs<br />

When You Stop By<br />

Our Office At:<br />

3500 Sullivant Ave.<br />

And Place Your<br />


xFocus on Rentals<br />

Miller<br />

Commons<br />

Apartments in Ashville<br />

Ages 55+<br />

Income limits apply<br />

Covered parking<br />

Appliances<br />

no stairs or steps throughout.<br />

Coming soon<br />

Brand new<br />

Reserve your spot today.<br />

Contact Lora at (740)983-2222<br />

for more info or an application<br />

Focus on Rentals<br />


$ Cash At Your Door $<br />

for junk or unwanted cars<br />

(Free Tow). Call<br />

614-444-RIDE (7433)<br />


WANTED<br />

Victrolas, Watches,<br />

Clocks, Bookcases<br />

Antiques, Furn.<br />

Jeff 614-262-0676<br />

or 614-783-2629<br />

We Buy Junk Cars &<br />

Trucks. Highest Prices<br />

Paid. 614-395-8775<br />


614-276-2597<br />

We Buy Cars & Trucks<br />

$300-$3000.614-308-2626<br />

See...<br />

You Looked!<br />

Newspaper<br />

Ads Catch<br />

The Eye!<br />

Call<br />

272-5422<br />

For Info. &<br />

Pricing<br />


WANTS TO Purchase<br />

minerals and other oil &<br />

gas interests. Send details<br />

to: P.O. Box 13557,<br />

Denver, CO 80201<br />


Englewood, Florida<br />

Palm Manor Resort<br />

Within minutes of white<br />

sand Gulf beaches,<br />

world famous Tarpon<br />

fishing, golf courses, restaurants/shopping,<br />

Bush<br />

Gardens. 2 BR 2 BA<br />

condos with all ammenities,<br />

weekly/monthly, visit<br />

www.palmmanor.com<br />

or call 1-800-848-8141

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

xCome & Get It<br />

<strong>October</strong> 7, <strong>2018</strong> - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - PAGE 15<br />

xClassified Services<br />


Deadlines are Tuesdays by 5 pm.<br />

Call For Publication Schedule 614-272-5422<br />

Need to Get Rid of Something Fast - Advertise It Here For FREE!<br />

FREE Garden Straw for gardens or bedding. Call for appointment for pickup.<br />

Circle S Farms, 9015 London-Groveport Road, Grove City, 43123<br />

Grove City - 614-878-7980<br />

Vintage Steamer Trunk with drawers & pull out hanger rack. Last voyage 1939<br />

DJ - Canal Winchester - 614-560-1293 Leave msg. for return call<br />

Hammond Extra-Voice electric organ with bench<br />

and many song books-does not work.<br />

BA - Grove City - 614-875-8860<br />

FREE Firewood - cut to length - not split<br />

DB - Canal Winchester - 614-833-0731 (Lv msg for return call)<br />

FREE Prosthetic leg, never worn, adjustable to fit.<br />

WL - Columbus - 614-279-6040<br />

. Come and Get It! is a bi-weekly column that offers readers an opportunity to pass<br />

along surplus building materials, furniture, electronic equipment, crafts, supplies,<br />

appliances, plants or household goods to anybody who will come and get them - as<br />

long as they’re FREE. NO PETS! Just send us a brief note describing what you want<br />

to get rid of, along with your name, address and phone number. Nonprofit<br />

organizations are welcome to submit requests for donations of items. Send<br />

information to The Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong>, Attention: Come and Get It, 3500<br />

Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH43204. Deadline is Tuesdays by 5 pm for following<br />

Mondays publication. <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers is not responsible for any<br />

complications that may occur. Please contact us when items are gone. 272-5422<br />


Come & Get It<br />

xMisc. for Sale<br />




Place a prepaid classified line ad in our paper<br />

during the month of OCTOBER and be registered<br />

to win a $50 Gift Card from<br />

The Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers.<br />

All ads received by mail, in person, e-mail or phone<br />

will be included in the drawing.<br />

Drawing will be held <strong>October</strong> 31st, <strong>2018</strong><br />

and the winner will be notified and published<br />

in our Novenber 4th, <strong>2018</strong> issue .<br />



86 Trans Am, one owner<br />

great cond. Must See!<br />

$8000 obo 614-833-2513<br />

2007 Ford Taurus Se<br />

111,000 mi, VGC, silver<br />

body in great cond. Gray<br />

cloth interior, moon roof,<br />

Perelli tires, AC works<br />

well, many new parts<br />

well maintained. $2695.<br />

Call Mary 614-564-7282<br />



Washer, Dryer, Stove &<br />

Refrig. Repair 875-7588<br />



Sealcoating & Services LLC<br />

Quality Materials Used<br />


Driveway Seal ( by broom)<br />

Hot Fill Crack, Asphalt Repair<br />

Call or text for Free Est.<br />

614-649-1200<br />


20 years of experience<br />

Licensed and insured<br />

Brick, Block, Glass Block<br />

Decks, Retaining Wall,<br />

Foundation, Tuck-pointing<br />

Natural Stone,<br />

Cultured Stone, Chimneys<br />

614-805-8841<br />


Dirt Busters Tile/Floor-Any<br />

3 Rms - $44.95. Pet odor<br />

treatment. 614-805-1084<br />


Cleaning, 20 yrs. exp.<br />

Call Judy 614-946-2443<br />

Holly’s Halos<br />

Accepting New Clients<br />

2 Hours - $40-$50<br />

Bonded-Ins. 614-426-3624<br />


D.J. & DAD KIMMLE<br />


10-28<br />

All Types E/SE<br />

Free Estimates<br />

All Work Guaranteed<br />

614-206-0158<br />



All Types Concrete Work<br />

New or Tear Out-Replace<br />

36 Yrs Exp.<br />

(614) 207-5430<br />

Owner Is On The Job!<br />

AJ’s Concrete,<br />

Masonry<br />

Good Work - Fair Prices<br />

Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Epoxy/Overlay Floors<br />

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.<br />

Now Accepting Credit Cards<br />

614-419-9932<br />



Quality Concrete Work<br />

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,<br />

Block Work & Excavation<br />

Stamp Patios,<br />

Bsmt. Wall Restoration<br />

36 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.<br />

Free Ests. 614-871-3834<br />

10/14 A<br />



Affordable, Quality<br />

Work For 31 Yrs.<br />

614-237-3524<br />

Cell 614-517-9699<br />

Licensed • Bonded • Insured<br />

Free Estimates • Lic. # 20240<br />


Seasoned Firewood - Call<br />

for pricing. 614-837-5275<br />


Low Price-Great Service<br />

5 & 6” Seamless gutters,<br />

covers, siding, gutter clng.<br />

Bill 614-306-4541<br />


Downspout drains<br />

repaired or replaced,<br />

gutter cleaning/screens.<br />


Cal 614-402-4196<br />



Complete System Clean & Check<br />

$49.95<br />

Free Carbon<br />

Monoxide Testing<br />

Gas-Oil-Electric Heat/Pumps<br />

All Makes • All Models<br />

43 yrs exp. • Sr. Discount<br />

614-351-9025<br />

614-351-9005<br />

HOME<br />


LG<br />


Interior & Exterior<br />

Full Service Remodeling<br />

• Bathrooms • Kitchens<br />

• Tile • Drywall • Flooring<br />

• Roofing • Siding • Etc.<br />


A+ BBB Rating<br />

A+ Angie’s List<br />

Lic. • Bonded • Insured<br />

614-488-8377<br />

www.lgroofingcolumbus@gmail.com<br />


Electric-Drywall-Decks<br />

Painting-Flooring-Trim<br />

Licensed-Bonded-Insured<br />

w/refs - 614-774-1472<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

Phil Bolon Contr.<br />

Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.<br />

45 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.<br />

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

10-14<br />

A/M<br />

Free Est. - Financing Avail.<br />

Member BBB Of Cent. OH<br />

O.C.I.E.B. ID #24273<br />

614-419-3977<br />

or 614-863-9912<br />

11-4 A<br />

10/14 A<br />

10-14 A&M<br />

HOME<br />


C&JHandyman<br />

Services LLC<br />

Minor Plumbing &<br />

Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

Also Fencing &<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.<br />

Accepting Visa/MC<br />

614-284-2100<br />

HOME<br />



Home Repairs, Roofing,<br />

Siding, Gutters, Soffits,<br />

Misc. Int. Repairs<br />

Int. Painting<br />

Call Joe 614-235-6883<br />

35 Years Exp.<br />

Retired Finishing Carpenter<br />

for all your extra home<br />

repairs. over 40 yrs. exp.<br />

Sonny 614-325-1910<br />




FOR YOU<br />

Summer, Spring,<br />

Winter or Fall<br />

WE DO IT ALL!!!!<br />

Lawn Cuts, Edging,<br />

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,<br />

Mulching, Hauling,<br />

Garden Pond &<br />

Home Maint.<br />

Free Ests. Low Rates<br />

$20 & Up<br />

Kevin - 614-905-3117<br />

MOVING<br />

A Complete<br />

Moving<br />

Reasonable, Reliable<br />

No Job Too Small<br />

PUCO #150692-HG<br />

Free Estimate<br />

614-878-1179<br />

Aaron Allen Moving<br />

Local Moving Since 1956<br />

Bonded & Insured<br />

614-299-6683, 263-0649<br />

Celebrating 60 yrs in business<br />


A Job Well Done Again<br />

A lic. general contractor.<br />

Some skilled services<br />

incl: painting, stucco,<br />

repair, carpentry, exterior<br />

drainage & home maint.<br />

Call Today! 614-235-1819<br />


Interior and Exterior<br />

Handyman Services<br />

40 yrs. in business<br />

A+ rating BBB<br />

614-599-7299<br />


DRYW<br />

YWALL<br />

& PLASTER<br />

REPAIR<br />

Textured Ceilings<br />

Call Randy<br />

614-551-6963<br />


All About Drains & Plumb.<br />

Will snake any sm drain<br />

$115 + tax. 614-778-2584<br />

ALL IN ONE<br />


“One Call Does It All”<br />

$25 OFF LABOR<br />

With This Ad<br />

A<br />

614-801-1508<br />

All Major Credit Cards Accepted<br />



Any house wash $149 + tax<br />

Single deck $69 + tax<br />

2 Tier deck $99 + tax<br />

Best Wash In Town<br />

Over 45,000 Washes<br />

Ashley, 614-771-3892<br />

Home Powerwash from<br />

$99-$199. Also House<br />

Painting. 614-805-1084<br />


Robinson roofing & repairs<br />

30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Cols.<br />

resident. Lic./bonded/Ins.<br />

Reas rates. Member of<br />

BBB. Dennis Robinson<br />

614-330-3087, 732-3100<br />

Classified Services<br />

10-14 A<br />

10/14 A&M<br />


REPAIR<br />

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.<br />

service. Clean, oil, adjust<br />

in your home. $39.95 all<br />

work gtd. 614-890-5296<br />

TOP SOIL<br />

Alexander Hauling<br />

Driveways topped w/new<br />

limestone. We also deliver<br />

Topsoil - comtil - sandmulch.<br />

Specializing in<br />

residential. 614-491-5460<br />

Bobcat Services Avail.<br />


Brewer & Sons Tree Service<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

• Tree Trimming 10-14<br />

A&M<br />

• Stump Grinding<br />

• Bucket Truck Services<br />

Best Prices • Same Day Service<br />

614-878-2568<br />


Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164<br />

10/28<br />

E/SE<br />

A&M<br />

Fast Tree Service<br />

Tree Removal,<br />

Stump Grinding<br />

Free With Access,<br />

Pruning, Shaping<br />

Insured, Free Est.<br />

Payment Plans Avail.<br />

614-837-8367<br />

614-863-1522<br />

Joe’s Tree & Yard Work<br />

Trim, thin, shape bushes,<br />

hedges, stump grinding,<br />

hauling. 614-598-6247<br />

TROTT<br />


Tree Trimming<br />

& Removal<br />

Also Stump Removal<br />

Free Est. - Fully Ins.<br />

Call 614-235-3791<br />

Cell 614-738-0682<br />


For Display Advertising<br />

Rates in the Service<br />

Directory, Call KATHY<br />

272-5422<br />

11/4<br />

A&M<br />

10/14<br />

10/14<br />


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