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October 7-20, 2018 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVI, No. 8

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove

Cruisers trounce Golden Falcons

The Groveport Madison Cruisers defeated Franklin Heights 48-6 in a varsity football

game held in Cruiser Stadium on Sept. 28. Pictured here is Cruiser Jalil

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


Groveport Madison Cruiser cheerleaders

energizing the fans during the

Cruisers’ 48-6 victory over Franklin


The Groveport Madison High School

Marching Band performed with a combined

band made up of student musicians

from Middle School North,

Middle School South, and Middle

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Citizens challenge two

zoning/development issues

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

Two zoning issues raised residents’ concerns,

which lead Groveport City Council

to reject one of the proposals and to postpone

the other for further review.

Citizens expressed their thoughts on the

zoning requests and the development proposals

connected to those issues at council’s

Sept. 24 meeting

Hendron Road proposal

Council rejected, by a 4-0 vote (two

council members were absent from the

meeting), legislation amending the zoning

from rural to select commercial planned

district on about six acres located on the

east side of Hendron Road south of the railroad

and near the intersection of Hendron

Road and Cherry Blossom Drive.

According to the zoning amendment

paperwork, the applicant, Philip Salyers,

owns a security installation business in

Obetz with 15 employees. He sought to

rezone the property on Hendron Road to

build an office with warehouse facilities as

well as potentially build and rent self-storage

units at the back of the property. One

of the property’s owners, Elissa Villiers,

spoke in favor of Salyers’ plan citing that

the property has sat empty for several

years and that, “I like what he wants to


Groveport Building Official Stephen

Moore said, had council approved the zoning

request, Salyers would have then had

two years to submit a development plan for

the property, and, if he did not, the property

would revert back to rural zoning.

“Nothing could happen on this property

until a development plan was submitted,”

said Moore. “The development plan would

also had to have been approved before the

turn of the first shovel of dirt.”

Residents from the nearby Orchard

housing subdivision opposed the plan,

including Dawn Bellamy, who said there

are enough self storage units in town

already. She also had concerns about

potential increased traffic. She said that,

with the nearby homes, schools, and senior

housing, Salyers’ proposal was “not a good

fit for that piece of land.”

Orchard resident Diane Barnes said it is

important the city maintain the integrity of

the 58 homes in the Orchard neighborhood.

She also expressed concerns about potential

crime related to self storage units and

that the area already has many commercial

properties north of the railroad. She

implored council to, “Please hear us.”

The four council members present at the

meeting were concerned that there was not

a development plan already in place for the

property and so they rejected the zoning

ordinance with Councilwoman Jean Ann

Hilbert stating, “I can’t vote for something

that I don’t know what will be there for certain.”

Williams Road proposal

Council postponed until its Oct. 9 meeting

a request for a permitted use variance

for property located at 4241 Williams Road,

which is currently zoned planned industrial

park. The postponement allows the parties

involved to present amendments to the

plan to help ease neighbors’ concerns.

According to a report by Groveport City

Engineer Steve Farst and the variance

request paperwork, the applicant wished to

convert the existing warehouse on the site

into a service and repair facility and use

the property for truck mechanical service,

parts storage and distribution, and fleet

vehicle sales.

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Rivers subdivision (which is in the city of

Columbus) opposed the zoning variance.

“I’m concerned about the noise, increased lighting,

more truck traffic, and fumes plus the potential for

more accidents on Williams Road,” said resident Kelly


Resident Bonnie Draudt said the plan could

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City watching income tax revenues

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

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The city of Groveport’s income tax revenues are

down slightly for the year.

According to the city’s August 2018 Income Tax

Revenue Report, the city’s income tax revenues of

$11.5 million collected so far this year are down 5 percent

compared to this same time in 2017.

“Actually the 5 percent decrease from last year is a

smaller percentage than it was last month,” said

Groveport Finance Director and Assistant

Administrator Jeff Green.

Earlier this year the state took over the centralized

collection of business income taxes through its Ohio

Business Gateway. Under the state’s control, the centralized

system collects business income taxes and

then distributes tax receipts to the intended municipalities.

Municipalities, seeking to maintain local control,

fought the state’s plan in court, but the state prevailed.

In June, Green noted the state is running about two

months behind in disbursing the revenue to municipalities.

“Yes, we believe the state’s centralized collection is

partly to blame, but we don’t yet know the extent,” said

Green of the city of Groveport’s decrease in income tax

revenues for this year. “Also, over the past two to three

years, we received two or three large estimated tax

payments from local companies that we didn’t receive

this year.”

Green said the city is monitoring the revenue situation.

“This is something we’re still researching and keeping

our finger on,” said Green. “The situation is not

dire, but it is concerning. Still, it’s a little too early for

me to comment as to the exact cause.”

According to a information from the governor’s

office, the benefits of the state’s centralized collection

of business income taxes are: uniformity and simplicity

with one return, one place to file, one set of rules, and

one audit rather than various sets of rules and filing

requirements from various municipalities; and

reduced cost of compliance, bookkeeping, paperwork

and red tape.

Commercial development news

The Spanish textile company Fluvitex, which is an

exclusive supplier of linens and bedding to Ikea, will

open a factory in Groveport in October at the corner of

Rohr and Pontius roads.

“At launch, the company is expected to employ 80

workers with another 120 to be added over three

years,” said Green.

He said the average annual wage for the jobs is

expected to be $56,350.

“Their local investment is projected to be $4.13 million,

mostly in machinery and equipment for the

124,000 square foot space they are leasing,” said

Green. “This is a great project for Groveport because

it’s another step in diversifying our economic core and

adding more manufacturing and higher-paying jobs to

the mix.”

increase congestion on Williams Road.

Attorney Jeffrey Brown, representing the applicant,

Acquire Inc., said the property has a buffer of mounding

and trees. He said the business is not a 24 hour a

day operation. He added that part of the plan is to

adjust a road and driveway connection to help alleviate

traffic on Williams Road.

around Groveport and Madison Township

Opioid information series

The Groveport Madison Opiate Task

Force will present information sessions to

help those impacted by opioid addiction:

•Voices of Hope—Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

Maryhaven—family support, foster care,

and counseling services. At Groveport

Madison High School, 4475 S. Hamilton


•Voices of Faith—Jan. 22, 2019, 7 p.m.

Faith & Outreach. At Groveport Madison

High School, 4475 S. Hamilton Road,


Addiction recovery center

On Sept. 24, Groveport City Council

heard the first reading of an ordinance to

grant a zoning variance for the property at

5940 Clyde Moore Drive in Groveport for

the Ohio Addiction Recovery Center to

allow the property’s use as a medical clinic

and offices.

Council will consider the legislation further

at its October meetings.

Women’s Self Defense

A Women’s Self Defense class for ages

14 and older will be held at the Groveport

Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road,

on Oct. 17 and 24 from 6-9 p.m.

Groveport Police officers will lead the


Come prepared to learn how to punch,

strike, kick, hold, yell, and more.

Cost is $10 per person. Register at the

Groveport Recreation Center or call 614-

836-1000 to see how to register online.

Safe Kids

Kids ages 5-14 will learn how to stay

safe when staying home alone, how to give

directions, how and when to approach a

stranger if they are lost and what to do in

an emergency.

Program instructed by the Groveport

Police Department on Oct. 24 at Groveport

Town Hall, 648 Main St. from 6-7 p.m.


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


By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Some people grow competition

roses. Others grow

prize-worthy tomatoes, but

for Madison Township

Trustee John Pritchard,

those categories are small

potatoes compared to growing

behemoth pumpkins for

the Circleville Pumpkin

Show competition on Oct.


Pritchard started growing


pumpkins in 2000 after a

friend, Ted Scott, introduced

him to the wonders

of growing squash potentially

as heavy as a horse.

He has never grown the

traditional jack-o’-lantern

size pumpkin.

This is his third attempt

at coaxing a small seed into

Pumpkin power!

a vegetable large enough for a child to play inside in

pursuit of producing the heaviest pumpkin at the

show and a $2,000 first prize.

“I grew them in 2001 and 2002,” said Pritchard.

“The first year my pumpkin was 269 lbs. The second

year, 2002, I lost all of my pumpkins to a disease. I

had one estimated to be around 450 lbs. before I lost

the plant to a disease. In 2003, I went into the Army.

Now that I am back home, my dad let me plow up a

portion of his side lot to use for my patch.”

Pritchard starts the growing process in late April.

He said it takes 50 to 60 days of plant growth to get

to the point where pollination can take place and the

pumpkin starts growing.

It takes 110 to 120 days for a pumpkin to fully


He got a late start this year and was not able to

transplant the young seedlings into the ground in a

field in Canal Winchester until May 26. During the

peak of the growing season, giant pumpkins can gain

35 to 40 pounds a day, if conditions are good.

“This has been a tough year to grow because of the

heat, humidity and rain, but I think maybe the delay

may help me get to the show,” said Pritchard, who is

nurturing three giant competition pumpkins under

protective cover. “Right now, I have two pumpkins

estimated at a little over 900 lbs. I’d like to get one to

1,000 lbs., but that might not happen because the

days are getting shorter, and the weather is getting


According to Pritchard, pumpkins grown competitively

are almost always a strain of the Atlantic

Giant Pumpkin and his 2018 seeds came from fellow

club members in the Circleville Pumpkin Growers


This year, Pritchard, who graduated from the

Ohio State University College of Agriculture with a

major in agronomy, is growing seeds from Dr. Robert

Liggett, a well-known name in the history of the

Pumpkin Show competition.

“He gave me seeds from two different pumpkins

he raised,” said Pritchard. “One he grew in 2013 that

weighed 1,633 lbs.–known as the Liggett 1633–and

one in 2015 that weighed 1,368 lbs.–known as the

Liggett 1368. You can also buy seeds from some of

Messenger photo by Linda Dillman

John Pritchard and two of his three giant pumpkins weighing in excess of

900 pounds.

the biggest pumpkins grown in North America and

Europe. Sometimes these seeds garner $75 to $100,

or more for one seed. The current world record holder

at 2,624 lbs. was grown in Belgium. The North

American record at 2,363 lbs. was grown in


The process in growing giant pumpkins is extensive.

Growers sometimes help bees by pollinating

their plants themselves so they know the pedigree of

the pumpkin that is grown. Competitive growers also

cross pollinate their pumpkins to grow progressively

bigger pumpkins.

“I allowed the bees to pollinate the two that are

estimated over 900 lbs. and the one I pollinated is

estimated to be around 750 lbs.,” said Pritchard. “I

am going to try to get a few different seeds next year.

I believe that local–Ohio and surrounding states–

are the best.”

Soil, water and nutrients are closely monitored

throughout the growing season. Vines are pruned

down to one pumpkin per plant. Insects like the

cucumber beetle and squash vine borer, and fungal

infections such as powdery mildew can destroy a


Too much water will sometimes contribute to

pumpkins splitting/cracking all the way through.

“This year was tough,” said Pritchard. “The heat,

along with periods of heavy rain, necessitated closely

monitoring to spray at the right time for diseases,

insects, in addition to walking the line between too

much fertilizer and not enough.”

Transporting a giant pumpkin 20 miles south to

Circleville is a careful process.

“The first and only pumpkin I got to the show was

269 lbs.,” said Pritchard. “I lifted it with a few friends

into the back of my truck. I will definitely need help

this year. I am a member of the Circleville Pumpkin

Growers Club and one of the many benefits is a

group of great folks that are willing to help you and

a club that has the equipment to help pick up a giant


The pumpkin show weigh-in begins at 9:15 a.m.

on Oct. 17. The show is free and open to the public

from Oct.17 through Oct. 20.










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Old letter provides insight about people and places

On a cold and windy day in February

1901, a man from Groveport named Jim carefully

folded the three pages of a letter he had

just written to a friend and placed them in an


He addressed the envelope simply to

“John Palsgrove, Canal Winchester, Ohio,”

and did not include a return address.

Jim wrote the letter in ink in well practiced

cursive on three, 5x8 inch, high quality

pieces of paper.

In the days before email, Facebook, and

Twitter as well as at a time when telephones

were not common, people communicated

through personal letters such as Jim’s, the

telegraph, or face to face.

Here is Jim’s letter to John Palsgrove,

who Jim addresses as “Jack”:

“Hello! How is this for weather any way. Am

afraid I will not be able to sleep tonight I think the

wind will blow my eyes open. Ha ha!

“Say Jack, how about going to Columbus?

So far as I now know, I will go up on the afternoon

train on Thursday and expect I will stay all

night for Anna will get into Columbus sometime

in the evening. She wrote that she would try to

find out and let me know, but I have not got any

word yet concerning the exact time. She didn’t

even say what road she intended coming over.

“I wish you could be up there, too. But I don’t

suppose it is worthwhile to think about it for you

will be busy.

“If we just had our telephone in wouldn’t we

talk! It would not take two days to exchange

thoughts and I expect a great many thoughts

would be exchanged. We would hardly have

time to work, would we?

“If I should happen to walk into your office this

week yet, don’t be surprised nor scared for I

won’t hurt you nor run off with you.

“I guess I can’t write letters at all any more.

Nothing new happens to create any new

thoughts and I drift along from day to day in the

same old rut seemingly.

“I will say goodnight for this time and maybe

some time I will be able to write you a letter.

Yours sincerely,


Jim’s letter does not contain earth shaking

news nor urgent business. It’s a pleasant,

quite ordinary letter that captures a moment

in time and illustrates how communication

and travel has changed from 117 years ago to


Jim wrote and mailed the letter on Feb.

19, 1901. The envelope is postmarked by the

Groveport Post Office on Feb. 20, 1901.

Communication in 1901 took a far slower

pace than nowadays. He mentions in the letter

how it takes “two days to exchange

Editor’s Notebook

thoughts” indicating

that it took his letter

two days to travel the

five miles between

Groveport and Canal

Winchester. Jim also

laments the lack of a

telephone that

thwarts potential instant


In 1901 it was also

not easy to pick up and

quickly travel from

Groveport to Canal



Winchester. Though

they are nearby towns,

the distance in those days was not quickly

traversed as cars and even the electric

interurban railway, which came in 1904,

were not present. One would either have to

walk the five miles, saddle up a horse, hitch

up a wagon, or wait for a train.

Traveling further to Columbus was even

more of an adventure as the capital city was

considered far away from Groveport and

Canal Winchester back then. The time and

distance had to be taken into account when

traveling to the big city.

Jim mentions taking the “afternoon train”

to Columbus where he hoped to connect with


Who Anna was is now lost to time, but it’s

clear she was so important to Jim that he

wanted to take the time to undertake the trip

to Columbus as well as invite Jack along.

Though he lived more than a century ago,

down deep Jim and the people of his era,

were not really that much different from we

who are alive today. His statement, “Nothing

new happens to create any new thoughts and

I drift along from day to day in the same old

rut seemingly,” is one that any one of us

today could utter and one we may already

have said at some point in our lives as we

reflect on our own day-to-day existence and

our own ennui.

It’s a simple letter, but it says much about

people and places through the lens of time.

(Special thanks to Karen Richards for her

discovery of this letter and for donating it to the

Groveport Heritage Museum.

Also, I am related to John Palsgrove, but I’m

not sure in what way. But everyone named

Palsgrove is related!)

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the Southeast


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No amusement in this low budget slasher film

When the season changes to fall, a wave

of low budget slashers are unleashed into

the theaters.

Not only are they (supposedly) looking

to entertain fans of this genre during this

much loved time, but they are also looking

to garner enough cash and attention to

warrant a sequel or two, or three or four.

The first film with these intentions to

hit the silver screen this autumn is “Hell

Fest,” which just happens to be an on-thenose

description of the experience of watching


It begins with the introduction of

assumed final girl Natalie (Amy Forsyth)

who, for reasons largely unexplained, has

been away for quite some time. Wanting to

re-establish a connection with her best

friend Brooke (Reign Edwards), she visits

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her long-time companion for what she

believes will be a weekend of television and

relaxation. These simple plans, however,

are not to be.

After her arrival, Brooke explains that

one of their old friends has snagged six VIP

passes to a travelling horror park and they

have to go. Not wanting to live up her nickname

of ‘Grade School’ any longer, she

agrees with this weekend detour.

At first, the night is not dark and full of

terrors. But that soon changes when they

begin their journey to Hell Fest, the scariest

of all of the haunted locations.

During the first stop of the night, the

group stumbles upon a girl begging for help

as she hides under one of the props.

Believing it to be a part of the fun, they tell

the masked man looking for the scared girl

The Reel Deal

where she is and

watch in vague

amusement as he

kills her. After they

quip that his shtick

is lame, they begin to

notice his presence

wherever they go.

Because this is a

slasher, the group

breaks up for varying

reasons (the paired



couple want alone time, another wants to

win carnival prizes) and begin to go missing

one by one. When an awareness of the

lack of presence of their friends is realized,

Hear broadcasts of Groveport Madison Cruiser athletic contests online

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broadcasts can be accessed free of charge

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The games to be broadcast:

Boys and girls basketball: Nov. 29 at

7:30 p.m. vs. Westland (boys); Dec. 8 at

2:30 p.m. vs. Hilliard Darby (girls); Dec. 8

at 4 p.m. vs. Hilliard Darby (boys); Dec. 14

at 7:30 p.m. at Canal Winchester (boys);

Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Pickerington

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

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

Walnut (boys); Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. vs.

Pickerington North (boys); Jan. 25 at 7:30

those remaining start to believe that this is

no dedicated actor following them after all.

Surprisingly, this is a movie that had

some promise with its premise — after all, it

was somewhat modeled after the 80s classic

“The Funhouse” — but it largely failed to

live up to that narrow promise in nearly

every way. There is little humor here, very

few good characters and a villain that is so

true-to-life it makes this film hard to stomach.

So, if you’re looking for an entertainingly

stupid low budget horror to see this

season, “Hell Fest” is not it. Don’t get me

wrong, it is quite stupid, but not in any

enjoyable way.

Grade: D

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.

p.m. vs. Canal Winchester (boys); Feb. 8 at

7:30 p.m. vs. Newark (boys); Feb. 15 at 7:30

p.m. at Big Walnut (boys).

Softball (all 5:15 p.m.): March 28 vs.

Pickerington Central; April 4 vs.

Lancaster; April 11 at Canal Winchester;

April 15 vs. New Albany; April 17 at

Newark; April 29 vs. Newark; May 1 at Big


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Paint brushes and tights: wrestling with their art

By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

It was minutes before the first, and possibly

last, match of the Artists Wrestling

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As he explained to the crowd what they

were about to witness, he noticed an uptick

in furrowed brows, taut lips and raised eyebrows;

he imagined thought bubbles wondering

why they paid a cover charge. To

reel them back in, he started with the

jokes. It did not go over so well.

“I bombed,” he said.

Though the majority of the crowd were

family and friends, he pleaded with them to

trust him, and watch what would unfold.

As this self-proclaimed introductory

mishap was occurring, a red tights-clad

Randal Pearson stood nervously backstage

with demon makeup on, wondering what

he had signed up for.

“I looked at Brent Elam (his opponent

for that night) and asked ‘Are we really

doing this?’” he said with a laugh.

The answer was yes, absolutely.

It was shortly after Walters came up with

the idea for the AWL when he told Pearson,

a 2001 graduate of Groveport Madison High

School, of his visionary concept.

“Basically, its two grown costumed

adults creating timed pieces of art and

smacking each other around in the ring if

they want,” said Pearson.

Walters sees it slightly different.

“It’s one of the largest open source art

projects,” he said. “It’s live art with a nostalgic


Pearson knew he had to be a part of it.

“I tend to gravitate toward things that

sound weird.”

With the help of Walters, he crafted a

backstory for his wrestling alter ego, El

Diablo Blanco, a not-so-talented artist who

sold his soul to the devil for a chance to

make great art.

Pearson said it somewhat fits with how

he sees himself as an artist.

“I’m not a great live painter though I try

when I’m up there (in the ring),” said the

noted sculptor.

For the past three-and-a-half years,

Pearson and his alter ego have been stalking

makeshift rings throughout the city and

state, and much like his alter ego he has

even recruited others into the dark side.

“Actually, my wife is mostly responsible

for all of this but she might resent that

statement,” said Rob Lamka, a 2004 graduate

of Grove City High School.

Pearson, Lamka explained, was a member

of their wedding party and was initially

the one who told him about the AWL.

“I had to see for myself what on earth

this was all about,” he said.

Upon viewing a match, he said he saw

something that was new, exciting, chaotic

and absolutely spectacular.

“It was nuts,” he said. “I loved it.”

Unlike Pearson, Lamka didn’t immediately

sign up for some art and wrestling

action but it was a prompt from his friend

that pushed him into the ring.

“I saw on a Facebook post that Randy

was looking for a manager or a mouthpiece

to hype up his events.

“Randy’s a quiet guy so he wanted someone

who could be this loud, obnoxious

mouthpiece and I thought to myself, ‘I can

be that loud, obnoxious mouthpiece.’”

Within weeks, Mr. Muerte was created

from the depths of the underworld, though

he is rather helpful in and out of the ring.

“They’ve been partners for many years

but there has been some division lately,”

Lamka said.

Though not a regular wrestler (yet),

Lamka has filled in from time-to-time.

“I’ve worn a chimp costume when Chimp

Endale was needed and I’ve worn a suit

made out of bubble wrap to prevent myself

from being hurt,” he said. “That had the

reverse effect as some of my opponents took

that as an opportunity to hit a bit harder.”

Walters and partner Beth Yoder-Balla

said injuries are not typically a part of the

act though lately the wrestling artists have

been pushing the limits.

“They’ve thrown each other into tables

on occasion, but we absolutely draw the

line at allowing them to set themselves on

fire as some have requested,” said Yoder-

Balla, the president and CEO of the Akron

AWL. “We’re not looking to be sued.”

Admittedly, timed drawings, past

grudges and rabid crowds can make for a

tumultuous time in the ring, which would

ideally be reined in by good officiating. The

referees, however, are known for their lack

of attention.

Photo courtesy of Jacquelyn Miller

Fans know this character as El Diablo

Blanco, one of the most feared warriors

in the Artists Wrestling League. Friends

and family, however, know him as Randal

Pearson, who graduated from Groveport

Madison High School in 2001. Pearson

has been performing in the AWL since

its inception in 2015.

“They’re the worst in the league,” said


The head ref is Thomas Refferson, the

self-proclaimed greatest referee in the world.

“I’m the greatest,” said Refferson, who is

known outside of the ring as James Kindler.

Kindler never considered himself much

of an artist, though he was a fan of the

iconic wrestlers.

“I wrestled in middle school but by high

school I had stopped,” said the 1991 graduate

of Franklin Heights.

Like Pearson, he knew of the AWL

though his friendship with Walters and

liked the scene so much that he volunteered

to assist with stage production.

“I was doing that for about a year when

they needed someone to step in as a referee,”

said Kindler. “I always considered

myself a behind the scenes person but once

I was put into the spotlight I kind of grew

into the performance. It’s been great fun

portraying this clueless ref. He naps during

the action, takes selfies with the crowd and

does not pay one bit of attention.”

His time as head ref may be cut short as

a rival ref stole his whistle, stop watch and

ripped his shirt at the latest event.

“We’ll have to see what happens,” he

said. “I might just get into that ring.”

Walters said when he first thought of

the idea years ago, he had no thought that

it would last, let alone be so popular.

“We were sure it would just be one or

two shows at the most, but here we are

nearly four years later and we’re still going

with no plans to stop.”

He said that fact was a true testament to

the artist wrestlers who give their time and

talent to this slapstick world, and to the

recurring fans and new fans who believe in

this occasionally physical live art show.

For AWL information, go to their website

at www.artistswrestlingleague.com.

Walters said they are always looking for

talented artists who like to perform in front

a crowd, so if you’re interested, contact him

or Yoder-Balla through those platforms.


October 7, 2018 - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - PAGE 7

Apple Butter Day is a celebration of community

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

Summer has bid us farewell and that

means Apple Butter Day is coming!

Groveport’s 45th annual Apple Butter

Day will be held in Groveport’s Heritage

Park, 551 Wirt Road, near and around the

historic log house on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to

6 p.m.

Apple Butter Day is an event rich in tradition

featuring historical demonstrations,

crafters, and great food - especially the piping

hot, freshly stirred apple butter

slathered on homemade bread. There’s

nothing like the taste of homemade apple

butter cooked over a wood fire to make one

embrace autumn.

Apples played a vital role in 19th century

Ohio’s and Groveport’s pioneer agricultural

economy and daily life. Apples could

be stored year round and travelled well

when shipped over the rough roads or the

slow moving freight boats on the Ohio and

Erie Canal.

Apples, in addition to being a refreshing

treat picked right off the tree, could be used

in many products used by the pioneers like

dried apples, apple butter, cider, apple

brandy, apple chips, and vinegar. They

were even fed to hogs, which were important

livestock to the Ohio pioneer.

The Groveport Heritage Society created

Apple Butter Day as a way to pay tribute to

the town’s pioneer past and to educate people

about what life was once like in

Groveport and nearby farms in the 19th

and 20th centuries. The festival strives to

remain true to the area’s historic roots.

Apple Butter Day has a relaxed atmosphere

and every year one can get a hearty

bowl of bean soup and warm cornbread and

then follow that up with an ample slice of

homemade bread topped with warm, sweet

apple butter. It’s a day to be spent outdoors

reveling in what fall has to offer before

gray, cold November drives everyone


Apple Butter Day is a day when people

who have long moved away stop by the old

town again to see family and friends. It is a

day for those who have remained in town to

reacquaint themselves with their neighbors.

It is a day that encourages us to slow

down. It is a day to enjoy the pleasures of

simple foods. It is a day that reinforces our

link to those who have gone before us and

to those who will follow.

Volunteers needed

There are volunteer opportunities available

to help on Apple Butter Day.

Volunteer to: stir and jar apple butter in

Heritage Park, four stirrers needed at all

times and there is a need for as many people

as possible; slicing bread in the shelter

house by the log house in Heritage Park;

working in booths (two hour shifts, beginning

at 10 a.m.) selling apple butter in jars

or on slices, helping stir and jar the apple

butter, and selling quilt tickets.

Bean/cornbread dinner changes

The Groveport Seniors will no longer be

serving the traditional bean soup and cornbread

in Crooked Alley KidSpace on Apple

Butter Day on Oct. 13. Instead, the

Kiwanis Club of Groveport Madison will

serve cornbread and beans on site on Apple

Butter Day in Heritage Park.

Free shuttle service

The Groveport Transportation

Department will provide a free shuttle

service to and from Crooked Alley

KidSpace on Wirt road near the Apple

Butter Day festival on Oct. 13. Shuttles

will leave from the Groveport Recreation

Center parking lot, 7370 Groveport Road,

every half hour at the top and bottom of the

hour beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 5

p.m. The shuttle will leave the corner of

Wirt Road and Cherry Street every half

hour at the quarter hour starting at 9:15

a.m. and ending at 5:15 p.m.

Groveport Heritage Museum

Interested in Groveport’s history? Visit

the Groveport Heritage Museum, located in

Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St. The

museum features photographs, newspapers,

maps and historical artifacts of

Groveport’s history.

No dogs allowed

Per city ordinance, people are prohibited

from bringing animals to city sponsored

event and festival areas, which includes

Apple Butter Day. The law does not apply

to guide or service dogs, police dogs, animal

exhibits at the events, or pets on residential

properties within the event area.

Music and entertainment

Music will grace the main stage in

Heritage Park as well as in and around the

log house. See the complete music and

entertainment schedule below.

City of Groveport 45th Annual

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am - 6pm

Heritage Park, 551 Wirt Road

ALL DAY - Craft Demonstrators - Hayride - Homemade Crafts located at Heritage Park

and by Palm Pond.

Antique Tractor Show - Food Vendors

Free Pony Rides


Welcome - Mayor Lance Westcamp

10:00 - 12:00pm Berachal Valley - Main Stage

10:00am Sign up for Derby at Palm Pond. First 50

Children get to fish with a cane pole.

Bait provided. Ages 0-5, 5-10, & 10-15

10:30 - 11:30am Annual Groveport Cane Pole Fishing

12:15 - 2:00pm TNT Bluegrass - Main Stage

12:00 - 12:15pm Madison Christian Band - In front of

Log House

Entertainment Schedule

6th Annual Apple Butter Day 5K,

For more information call 614-836-1000 ext. 1513

Sharps Landing Canal Building - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

12:00 - 2:00 pm Delightful Sounds - In front of Log House

2:15 - 4:00pm Tom Ewing & The Bluegrass Ramblers -

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Sharp’s Landing building

Visitors to Apple Butter Day may have

a glimpse of the area’s Ohio and Erie Canal

past because, across Wirt Road from the

log house and Heritage Park, the

Groveport Heritage and Preservation

Society has reconstructed a 62x21 foot, one

story, brick, 19th century canal era building.

Visit the building from 11 a.m. to 5

p.m. on Apple Butter Day.

The building is believed to have been

used as a smokehouse, bakery, and ice

house that sat along the Ohio and Erie

Canal in what was once Sharp’s Landing

at the corner of Rohr and Pontius roads.

In 2015, a warehouse development

planned for the structure’s original Rohr

Road site required the more than century

old building be either demolished or


The GHPS dismantled the building and

had the pieces moved and reassembled at

its current site across from the log house

along Wirt Road. The GHPS plans to use it

as a museum to represent the commercial

life that once operated along the canal.

GHPS President Craig Lovelace said

the aim is to create an educational center

that will highlight the building’s role as a

stop along the Ohio and Erie Canal.

“It will provide visitors a look of everyday

living at the time, including a slice of

how people traveled and why,” said

Lovelace. “History is meant to show us our

similarities and differences with our ancestors,

and impart lessons for how we can

move forward. Reconstructing the building

does just that. Saving it means new generations

will get to learn about the importance

of the Ohio canal system and how it

opened up the state, and especially Central

Ohio, to economic development.”

Apple orchard

Three years ago, the Groveport Parks

Department planted 30 apple trees in the

Palm Pond area of Heritage Park. The

trees will potentially offer a variety of

apples including Golden Delicious, Granny

Smith, Wealthy, Haralred, Gravenstein,

Honey Crisp, Red Delicious, Zestar, Gala,

and McIntosh. Our ancestors commonly

planted apple trees in Groveport in the

19th century.

Some of the trees are starting to produce

apples. The hope is to use some of the

apples from these young trees at future

Apple Butter Day festivals. Visit the

orchard and check out the growth of the


Apple Butter Day quilt

This year’s Apple Butter Day quilt was completed by Carol Hunt from the

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

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

Senior Quilters and the Groveport Heritage Society. The quilt raffle winner will be

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


October 7, 2018 - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - PAGE 9

Apple Butter Day activities

The day features craft demonstrations,

historical demonstrations, hayrides, pony

rides, children’s activities, and food vendors.

There will also be a display of antique


The cane fishing derby for kids age 15

and under will be held at Palm Pond from

10:30-11:30 a.m. (sign up at 10 a.m.). The

first 50 kids get to fish with a cane pole.

Bait is provided.

Apple Butter Day 5K

The annual Apple Butter Day 5K and 1

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

Groveport Park, 7370 Groveport Road. The

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

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

for the 1 mile fun run/walk and $20 for the

5K. Register at the Groveport Recreation

Center, 7370 Groveport Road or call Amy

Van Huffel at 614-836-1000 for information.

The 5K route uses sidewalks, nature

trails and the leisure path located at

Groveport Park. All ages welcome.

The Groveport Log House

A center piece of Heritage Park and

Apple Butter Day is the 1815 era Groveport

Log House.

The log house originally sat on the

southwest corner of Main and Madison

streets, where the Groveport Post Office is

now located. Workers discovered the log

house as they were dismantling it in 1974

to make way for the Post Office. Volunteers

from the Groveport Heritage and

Preservation Society pitched in to preserve

the house and in 1974, with help from the

United States Army Corps of Engineers,

moved it to its present location in Heritage


Over the years the log house has under

gone historical restorations and renovations,

but it remains a historical focal point

for Groveport and serves as an example of

our pioneer ancestors’ way of life.

The log house will be open throughout

Apple Butter Day.

Blacklick Haunted Park

The city of Groveport Blacklick Haunted

Park will be held Oct. 26 & 27 from 7:30-11

p.m. at Groveport Blacklick Park, located

at the east end of Blacklick Street. Cost is

$5 per person. Proceeds go to Groveport

Madison Human Needs and the Groveport

Food Pantry. The event is very scary so

parental discretion is advised. Sponsored

by the city of Groveport and Groveport residents.

Spirit Stroll

Come meet “spirited” former residents

of Groveport as they come to life to share

their experiences from the past.

This is a non-scary visit to the

Groveport Cemetery where you will travel

from “spirt” to “spirit” to hear pieces of history,

folklore, and legends from “characters”

such as Jacob Wert, an 1850s era

mother, a Civil War soldier, and the cemetery

sexton. Presented by the Groveport

Heritage & Preservation Society on Oct. 26

from 6-7 p.m. at the Groveport Cemetery,

551 Wirt Road. Free.

Groveport trick or treat

Trick or treat will be held in Groveport

on Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m. Groveport

Town Hall will be serving hot dogs, popcorn

and drink courtesy of the Groveport Police

Department, Madison Township Fire

Department and Groveport Town Hall.


At 7 p.m. the annual Block Party will

begin at Main and Front streets and

includes a costume contest, the Groveport

Madison High School band, the

Cruiserettes, cider, and donuts. Sponsored

by The Groveport Lions Club. Free.

Township trick or treat

Trick or treat will be held in the unincorporated

areas of Madison Township on

Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Pumpkin Plunge

Register thru Oct. 26 for the Groveport

Recreation Center’s, 7370 Groveport Road,

annual Pumpkin Plunge.

Swim and pick out your pumpkin from

the heated indoor pool on Oct. 28 from 3-5


Dress in your favorite costume and compete

in the costume contest, but don’t forget

your bathing suit.

All ages welcome. $6 (includes pumpkin),

$2 (no pumpkin).

Rockin’ Groveport

Families can paint rocks and hide them

anywhere in Groveport that they like to

spend time on Oct. 27 from 10-11 a.m. at

Groveport Heritage Park, 551 Wirt Road.


All supplies included. Come dressed to

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


Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage


Apple butter is stirred by volunteers in

big copper kettles cooked over an

open fire. Anyone is welcome to help

stir and can fresh apple butter.

Volunteers are needed. Hot apple butter

on homemade bread slices will be

for sale all day in the log house.

Canned apple butter will be available

for purchase.

Accessible Trick or Treat

at recreation center

The third annual Accessible Trick or

Treat will be held Oct. 23 from 6:30-8:30

p.m. in the Groveport Recreation Center

gym, 7370 Groveport Road.

It is open to people of all ages with

physical and cognitive disabilities and

their family members.

No scary costumes. Register by Oct. 18.

Cost is $3 per person. For information call


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October 1974. The first Apple Butter

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1957 Cruisers

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum

The new high school football season begins on Friday, Aug. 24 so here’s a flashback

photo of the starting players on offense for the 1957 Groveport Madison

Cruisers football team. Check out the cool uniforms! The team finished 6-2 that

season. Allen Miller was named All-District and Miller, Tom Mohr, and Dick

Campbell were named All-County. (Photo from the 1958 Madisonian yearbook

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I want thank everyone who supported the building

of Madison Township Fire Station 183 on Noe Bixby


The recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new station

was a success. The support and vision of our current

trustees Ed Dildine, John Kershner and John

Pritchard and fiscal officer Laurie Vermeer, along with

past trustees Gary McDonald and Victor Paini and

retired fiscal officer Barb Adams was crucial. Thanks

to retired Fire Chief Bob Bates and retired Fire

Marshal Rick Stelzer, along with the Franklin County

Prosecutor’s Office and Franklin County Central Ohio

Community Improvement Commission land bank for

their years of diligent work to get the old apartment

complex torn down. I also want to thank the many

state and county officials that assisted throughout the

entire process.

Thank you to the countless number of residents and


employees who went above and beyond to assist in the

building of Station 183. I appreciate the many hours

that the levy and design committees committed to this

project, as well as several individuals. A special thank

you goes to the Bepler family for their “substation room”

next door that allowed the medic crew to stay in the

area and take runs prior to the opening of the station.

The continued support from the city of Groveport,

city of Canal Winchester and village of Obetz is important

to our department. I want to extend a special

thank you to all the elected officials from those entities

that attended the ceremony. Thanks also to our firefighters

and the firefighters from the neighboring

departments of Columbus, Violet and Truro townships

who were also in attendance.

A huge thank you to the residents of Madison

Township for supporting the 2015 fire levy that built,

staffed and equipped this station.

Jeff Fasone

Madison Township Fire Chief

Adult pickleball league

October 7, 2018 - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - PAGE 11

The Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport road, is

accepting registration for its adult pickleball league.

Play begins on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. beginning early


Cost is $30 per player.

For information call Amy Van Huffel at 614-836-1000.

Memorial Bike Ride

Joe Newland, a personal trainer at the

Groveport Recreation Center, lost his life

to cancer. Pedal in remembrance of Joe

and his passion for fitness and people on

Oct. 27. Check-in between 8:15-8:45 a.m.

Ride begins at 9 a.m. All ages and fitness

levels welcome. Ride begins at Cruiser

Park, 4677 Bixby Road. $10 registration

fee. Register at Groveport Recreation

Center, 7370 Groveport Road. Call Amy

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Firefighter and GMHS grad remembered

The Columbus Division of Fire is

remembering Firefighter Edward Gibbons,

who recently lost his fight with cancer.

Gibbons, who was a graduate of

Groveport Madison High School, joined the

Division on April 2, 1989. F

or his entire career, Gibbons was

assigned to Ladder 2 in downtown

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and 4th Street.

According to Battalion Chief and Public

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had a quiet personality around the firehouse,

but was a courageous and tenacious

firefighter on the scene of an emergency.

He retired on Sept. 20, 2018, the day before

he passed.

“We are heartbroken about Ed,” said

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diagnosis and death related to cancer

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dangers of this job that are attributed to

cancer by educating our members to the

dangers they face, decreasing exposure

with new equipment upgrades, policy

changes, and adding features to our new

firehouses that will keep contaminates

separate from living areas.”

According to Martin, Gibbons filed a

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Firefighter Cancer Presumption law.

Currently, the claim is in “accepted” status

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Martin said the Columbus Division of

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Gibbons’ wife and family in any way it can.

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xPublic Notices




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

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

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

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

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

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


Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly









Each additional person:




























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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

school district cannot process the application.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

employment activities.)

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

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

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

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

or emailed to program.intake@usda.gov.

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-

845-6136 (Spanish).

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Attention: Cities & Townships






614-272-5422 kathy@columbusmessenger.com

Public Notices


You are hereby notified that the City of

Groveport will be holding a Public

Hearing on October 22, 2018 at 6:15

p.m. in the Council Chambers of the

Groveport Municipal Building, 655

Blacklick Street, Groveport, Ohio for:







All regular and special meetings of Council are open to

the public. The application for this use variance is on file

in the office of the Clerk of Council for review.

Ruthanne Sargus Ross. CMC

Clerk of Council


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payable after 90

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October 7, 2018 - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - PAGE 15

xClassified Services


Deadlines are Tuesdays by 5 pm.

Call For Publication Schedule 614-272-5422

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Place a prepaid classified line ad in our paper

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