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December 2-15, 2018 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXIX, No. 22

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Canal Winchester’s annual storybook

Christmas celebration kicks off the holiday

season in downtown Canal Winchester on

Dec.7 from 6-9 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 5-8

p.m.

A free public event, Christmas in the

Village features Santa visits, a holiday

craft bazaar, model train displays, ice

sculpting, kids’ activities, a gingerbread

house contest, holiday music, and much

more.

Santa Claus will arrive downtown to

start the event each night by officially

lighting the Christmas tree at Stradley

Park (behind the city’s municipal building

at 36 S. High St). On Dec. 7, arrive early to

watch the Brockstrong Light up the Night

Holiday Lights parade.

Visit www.cwholidaylightsparade.com

for information about the Light up the

Night Holiday Lights Parade.

A charming Christmas trolley will make

its way through downtown during

Christmas in the Village, making stops on

South High Street, at the Frances Steube

Community Center, and at the Railroad

Depot. Some of Santa’s reindeer will also

make an appearance at Stradley Park on

Dec. 8. Don’t forget to stroll down High

Street to visit the many shops and restaurants

offering special activities and attractions, from

visits with classic cartoon characters, to live performances

by local school groups.

Christmas in the Village is a partnership between

the city of Canal Winchester and Destination: Canal

Winchester. This free community event would not be

possible without the support of local businesses and

volunteers.

For information about Christmas in the Village,

including complete attraction listings, visit www.destinationcw.org

or www.canalwinchesterohio.gov.

Schedule and activities

Both nights:

•Tree lighting 6 p.m. Dec. 7 and 5 p.m. Dec. 8 in

Stradley Park, 36 S. High St.

•Visit with Santa at the Huntington Bank - 37 S.

High St. Look for Canal Winchester Human Services’

Adopt-A-Family Toy Box. Food, toy, or donation to

Adopt-A-Family Program appreciated.

•Christmas Trolley stops at Huntington Bank,

Community Center, and Train Depot.

The 2017 Canal Winchester Queen’s Court Miss Congeniality

and Second Attendant Addison Parker serving up popcorn to

visitors at last year’s Christmas in the Village.

•Canal Winchester Area Historical Society’s

Prentiss School and Railroad Depot, 96 N. High St.,

will be open to visitors each night.

•Popcorn Station, hosted by Miss CW Pageant

Queens, Stradley Place, 36 S. High St.

•Ice sculptures in Stradley Place.

•Christmas music on South High Street courtesy

of Mike Walker.

•Children’s train rides on South High St.

•Hayrides in front of municipal building, 36 S.

High St.

•Gingerbread House Contest at HER Realtors,

Kelly Abbott, 11 S. High St.

•Children’s games at Chase Bank, 8 S. High St.

•Children’s crafts at Town Hall, 10 N. High St.

•Craft bazaar at the Community Center, 22 S.

Trine St.

•Train display at the Community Center, 22 S.

Trine St.

Friday, Dec. 7, only:

•Brockstrong Holiday Lights Parade with Santa

See CHRISTMAS, page 2

CW Schools are

preparing for levy

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

On Nov. 19, the Canal Winchester Board of Education took the

first step in asking voters to renew a five-year substitute emergency

levy that provides $6 million in revenue, which is more

than 15 percent of the district’s operating budget.

The substitute emergency renewal levy allows the district to

receive additional income from new development, residential and

commercial without impacting existing residents.

“This will guarantee us at least another five years, if not more,

of financial stability for the district,” said Canal Winchester

Schools Superintendent Jim Sotlar. “We haven’t asked for new

money since 2009.”

The board approved a resolution of necessity to start the

process and will need to follow-up with a resolution of intent

before going on the May 2019 ballot. Canal Winchester Schools

Treasurer Nick Roberts said the board must finalize approval by

February to meet the ballot deadline.

“Our money will expire at the end of 2019, so it is extremely

important that we get this on the ballot in May,” Sotlar said, “in

case something doesn’t happen, we can come back in November.

It is a renewal. We are not asking for any new school tax money.

We’re asking to renew what we have in place.”

Sotlar said the levy is critical in providing financial stability

and maintaining daily operations such as personnel costs, utilities,

building improvements, curriculum and busing.

“Loss of these funds will impact our path of progress that we’ve

all worked so hard to build,” said Sotlar. “The substitute emergency

renewal allows us to continue with programs and teachers

that students need to be prepared for college and careers.”

Since the levy is a renewal, it keeps the 12.5 percent state tax

rollback in place, which means the state will continue to pick up

12.5 percent of a property owner’s school tax.

According to Sotlar, the county auditor will certify the actual

millage amount based on 2018 property valuations in time for

board approval in December.

“Recently, the millage amount needed to fulfill the levy amount

has decreased due to increasing property values,” said Sotlar “We

expect this trend to continue moving forward. If the levy is not

approved, we will lose $6.1 million dollars per year. The loss would

create an unbalanced budget as a result, diminishing reserve balances

and causing the district to ask for new money sooner.”

Sign targets speeders

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Speeders heading westbound on East Waterloo Street into

Canal Winchester now face flashing lights as they enter the city

warning drivers to slow down.

A lighted sign indicating a drop in speed limit to 25 mph was

recently installed on westbound East Waterloo Street in an effort

to alert drivers to the change and slow down motorists ignoring

See SPEEDERS, page 2


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publication schedule for the upcoming holiday

season. The Messenger will publish

print editions of the newspaper that will

be delivered to your home on Sundays on

Dec. 2, Dec. 16, and Jan. 13. Thank you

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Big cookie and candy sale

Thousands of cookies and candy, including

buckeyes, cutouts, assorted holiday

cookies and gingerbread girls and boys will

be on sale on Dec. 15 starting at 9 a.m. at

Hope United Methodist Church, 83 E.

Columbus St., Canal Winchester.

Breakfast with Santa

On Dec. 15, Canal Winchester will host

Breakfast with Santa at the Frances

Steube Community Center, 22 S. Trine St.

CHRISTMAS

Continued from page 1

arriving downtown at 6 p.m.

•Christmas carols by CWHS Choir at

Stradley Place, 36 S. High St., 5:30-6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8, only:

•Santa procession begins at 4:30 p.m.

with Santa arriving downtown at 5 p.m.

•Winchester Chimes holiday performance,

96 N. High St., 6:30-8 p.m.

•CWMS Vocal Ensemble holiday performance

at Faith United Methodist

Church, 15 W. Columbus St., 5:30 p.m.

•Visit Santa’s reindeer in Stradley

Park, 36 S. High St.

Historic Downtown Business District activities,

both nights:

SPEEDERS

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Three breakfast sessions will be offered.

The first session will take place from 8:30-

9:30 a.m., the second session will run from

10-11 a.m., and the third will run from

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Only 80 tickets are

available for each session. Tickets available

at the city’s municipal building and

community center on weekdays between

8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Each $5 ticket

admits one adult or child (children under

age one free) for continental breakfast.

Contact Amanda Lemke at 614-834-9915

for information.

•Cookies and Cardmaking at Faith

United Methodist Church, 15 W.

Columbus St.

•Meet Frosty the Snowman at e-Merge

Realty, The Megan Bell Group - 11 N. High

St.

•Pet pictures with Santa hosted by

Friends for Life Animal Haven at Vasko

office- 19 N. High St. A $10 donation suggested.

•Meet the Grinch at HER Realtors,

Smith Home Group, 25 N. High St.

•Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

at Rise Realty, CW, 36 N. High St.

Continued from page 1

speed limit signs.

“Based on our speed studies, East

Waterloo had the highest amount of vehicles

speeding,” said Public Works Director

Matt Peoples, who had the high-profile

sign installed at a cost of $1,500.

“Comparatively, it is about the same as

other notification measures–feedback

devices, but more expensive that other

non-feedback signage. It would also be less

expensive than most of the physical measures

such as road diets, medians, and

bump outs.”

The new device is already having an

impact on speeding.

During the Nov. 19 Canal Winchester

City council meeting, Peoples said the

flashing sign is helping slow down traffic

by nearly 10 percent, according to rudimentary

data.

“We base if off the 85th percentile

speed, meaning the speed in which 85 percentile

of the vehicles are traveling at or

below (posted speed limit),” said Peoples.

“For the study we did before the flashing

sign went up, the 85th percentile was 33.6

and for the study after installation it was

30.2.”

While council and Peoples discussed the

possibility of moving the sign around to different

areas of the city as need dictates–

according to a guidance policy–he said the

city will make that determination if and

when the present location no longer makes

a positive impact.

“There are plenty of speed limit signs

that drivers apparently don’t pay attention

to now and we do not want them to become

complacent with this sign,” said Peoples.

While speeding has long been a problem

on the active thoroughfare, Peoples said an

increase in the amount of vehicles in the

area makes speeding more noticeable.


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CW renews contract with sheriff

Also, news about development

at Hayes and Lithopolis roads

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

A contract for police services with the Fairfield

County Sheriff’s Department approved by Canal

Winchester City Council on Nov. 19 continues a longstanding

relationship between the two entities.

The ordinance authorizing the mayor to enter into

the $1.165 million contract was adopted without fanfare

following a third reading. The current contract

expires at the end of the month.

Canal Winchester Finance Director Amanda

Jackson said the new agreement comes with a 6 percent

increase and, other than the bump in cost, is little

changed from the first contract signed by the city and

the county.

While the contract contains a provision for purchase

of a new vehicle every year, Jackson said it will

be a little costlier, initially, for the city since equipment

used in the current Dodge Chargers

cannot be transferred to newer utility vehicles.

The approximate replacement cost per

vehicle is $40,000 and includes equipment.

The monthly cost of the entire contract is

$101,801.

Fairfield County agrees to fund 11

deputies providing 376 hours per week of

police protection. Two deputy sheriffs are

on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week

with a third deputy sheriff working a shift

mutually agreed upon in writing by the

mayor and the sheriff.

A full-time sergeant provides 40 hours

per week of supervision overseeing deputy

sheriffs, in addition to one full-time dispatcher

assigned to the city.

Additional deputies may be necessary

during the life of the contract and when

mutually agreed upon in writing, may be

added to any shift. The city also agrees to

cover the costs of salaries, benefits, and personnel

related taxes for additional personnel.

Development at Hayes and Lithopolis

An ordinance rezoning nearly 12 acres of

land and adopting a preliminary development

plan for a 79 acre tract (which

includes the 12 acres mentioned above) at

the intersection of Hayes and Lithopolis

roads received a second reading by council.

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During a May 14 hearing, a list of concerns regarding

the proposed Middletown Farms development was

provided to the Planning and Zoning Commission by

city staff.

One of the sticking points was the location of the

garage at the front of the house, which was later

resolved.

At the close of the spring hearing, commission

members voted 4-1 against sending a recommendation

for approval to council. A public hearing was held on

Aug. 6 and, with several unanswered questions, the

ordinance was later tabled.

The developer is hoping to turn the nearly 80 acres

of farmland along Lithopolis Road between Hayes and

Oregon Roads into a development with homes starting

at more than $300,000.

Canal Winchester Development Director Lucas

Haire said the front design of the garage was moved

back and can now be located no further forward that

the front most portion of the porch.

The changes met with Planning and Zoning

Commission approval and the ordinance is up for a

third and final reading during the Dec. 3 city council

meeting.

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Recycling down on the farm 1880s style

By Rick Palsgrove

Eastside Editor

People on Ohio farms in the 1880s lived

a frugal lifestyle that embraced recycling in

a more in-depth way than we do today.

According to information provided by

Metro Parks Slate Run Living Historical

Farm, located at 1375 State Route 674

North, Canal Winchester, a 19th century

saying sums up our ancestors’ outlook:

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do

without!”

Farm families of the 1880s did not live

in a disposable culture. They could not easily

make frequent trips to town to the store

for needed items. They labored long hours

to earn their money so they reused as much

material as they could on the farm.

“Everything was used,” said Slate Run

Living Historical Farm worker Rachel

Brooks. “There was little to no waste.”

Brooks cited the butchering process as

an example where meat for food was salted

and smoked, animal fat was used to make

soap, bones could be ground up for other

uses, and animal hides turned into leather.

“They tried to get as much use out of a

product as they could,” said Brooks.

At first glance, some things seem

unlikely for reuse, such as ash leftover

from burning wood in the farm’s stoves.

While soap from a store was available, the

pioneer farmers often made their own soap

by pouring water through ashes to create

lye. The lye was combined with clean animal

fat and then heated and thickened into

a soap for bathing and for laundry uses.

Ashes could also be combined with sand to

create a scrubbing cleanser for skillets and

such.

Cleaning wasn’t the only use for leftover

ashes as the substance was also used by

1880s era farmers to fertilize the garden or

fields as well as being dusted on broccoli,

cabbage, and cauliflower to ward off

insects.

Turns out a lot of things on the farm

could be reused as fertilizer to enrich the

soil in the fields, including ground bone

meal, straw, corn cobs, and manure.

A farm in the 1880s could plant up to 60

acres of corn, which would produce thousands

of pounds of corn cobs. Nothing will

eat a corn cob, so other uses were found for

this abundant item, including using it as a

scrubbing tool or turning the cobs into toys.

Cobs could also be cut into discs and used

as checkers for a game of checkers.

After threshing time, straw was abundant

and could be used for stuffing horse

collars, made into straw hats, used as

mulch, made into livestock bedding, or

twisted into a rope.

Turnips, beets, potatoes, and carrots

were protected during shipping by packing

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove

Metro Parks Slate Run Living Historical

Farm’s Rachel Brooks preparing to recycle

used dishwater in the farm’s kitchen.

them in sawdust. Sawdust could also be

smoldered to produce smoke for smoking

meat. Hickory or apple wood sawdust was

used to add flavor to the smoked meat.

When it came to the livestock, the hog

was the ultimate example of reuse on the

1880s farm as almost every part of the animal

could be used for something. The old

saying goes, “You can use everything but

the squeal.”

Farm recycling in the 1880s was not

limited to the barnyard as the farmhouse

kitchen also was an active place of reuse for

various items.

Eggshells could be crushed and fed to

the chickens to enrich their calcium levels.

Apples were primarily for eating, but

their peels could be boiled and then the

juice strained and cooked to be used in

jelly. The remnant boiled peels were then

fed to the hogs.

Stale bread and cake crumbs could be

made into puddings and dressings.

The kitchen’s “slop bucket” would contain

scraps, odd leftovers, peelings, and

other such things which would be fed to the

hogs. The hogs were sort of the 19th century

version of a garbage disposal.

Used dishwater was not poured down a

drain. Instead it was gathered up and used

to water plants.

The farmhouse would also have a “rag

bag” of odds and ends pieces of cloth that

could be used for washing windows and

lamp chimneys, as well as for other household

cleaning. When these rags became too

worn for further use, they could be sold or

traded to be used to make paper. Rags could

also be fashioned into toys, like a rag doll.

“It’s interesting to look back and see

what lengths our ancestors could, and

would, go to in order to reuse things,” said

Brooks.

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Winter snow removal

The city of Canal Winchester is committed to providing

safe, accessible streets during inclement weather

and encourages residents and businesses to do their

part by clearing sidewalks.

The city’s street department works to keep streets

passable before, during, and after a snow event by

using a brine solution, salting, and plowing. In an

average season, crews may apply upwards of 6,000 gallons

of brine solution and 600 to 700 tons of salt. The

city’s policy for salting and plowing streets is to begin

with arterial streets such as Gender Road, Columbus

Street, High Street, Washington Street and Waterloo

Street. Plowing and salting of arterial streets is followed

by major streets within subdivisions, secondary

streets within subdivisions, cul-de-sacs, alleys and

then parking lots. Streets are cleared curb-to-curb to

provide easier access for emergency vehicles and to

prevent ice dams. Some roadways may fall within the

jurisdiction of county or township engineering departments.

For information contact 614-524-0163.

Make sidewalks around your residence or business

safer by shoveling a path each time there is snow accumulation.

Cleared sidewalks assist police, fire, and

EMS during emergencies. Do not shovel snow onto

streets, alleys, or bike paths. Shovel snow into small

piles. Clear snow around mailboxes, fire hydrants, and

dumpsters. Avoid parking on streets during snowy or

icy conditions. Help neighbors in need who may be elderly,

sick, disabled, or unable to shovel for any reason.

Visit www.canalwinchesterohio.gov for information.

Curbside leaf pick-up

The city of Canal Winchester will conduct annual

curbside leaf collection. To avoid water backup in the

event of rain, leaf piles must be placed behind the curb

along the street. Residents are reminded that leaf piles

may contain leaves only, as sticks, grass trimmings

and other yard waste can cause damage to leaf collection

equipment. Regular yard waste will continue to be

picked up by Waste Management during scheduled

trash collection. City crews follow specific routes covering

all city streets, as weather permits, and cannot

accept individual leaf pick up requests.

On stage at CWHS

The Canal Winchester High School theatre department

will present the following shows in 2018-19:

April 26-27 and 2 p.m. on April 27. Tickets range from

$5 to $10. Performances at CWLS Education Center

Oley Speaks Auditorium, 100 Washington St.

Annual Madrigal: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at

7 p.m. Feb. 16 (dinner theatre, $15) and 2 p-.m. Feb. 17

(lunch theatre, $10) at Canal Winchester High School,

300 Washington St.

For information call 614-920-2680.

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Christmas traditions have deep roots and meaning

I love Christmas traditions.

A 1960-era plastic Santa Claus face

backed by a pleated aluminum circle circa

1960, with a curlicue beard so sparse I conducted

a transplant last year, sits high

atop my tree. It held court on spruces, firs

and pines of the past when I was a child,

traveled across the country when we celebrated

Christmas in other states and

glowed with a single bulb when we lived far

across the ocean in Japan.

When I was six years old, I accompanied

my mother for the first time back to

Austria, the country of her birth and home

to holiday traditions dating back centuries.

A kindly little old lady did not let a language

barrier stop her from giving a shy

American schoolgirl a homemade pine cone

Santa with a bright red cloth hat and

clutching a tiny wax candle.

Fifty-six years later, he continues to

occupy a place of honor in a hutch my

grandmother passed down to me. Every

year I straighten the candle he clutches, reglue

his little pine cone arm and set him

down in a place of honor. Throughout the

rest of the year, he resides next to a partially

burned wax candle in the shape of a fireplace,

which sat on the shelf of a paperboard

fireplace in the house where I grew

up, which didn’t have a real fireplace.

I now have a wood burning stove

flanked by a brick wall and topped by a

solid cherry mantle, but I fondly remember

the cardboard fireplace my parents put up

for many years before it fell apart, much

like the nearly 30-year-old artificial tree we

replaced last year.

Our faux Christmas tree lost needles at

the rate of a real-life counterpart. Over the

years, some of its branches were rigged in

place. We bought it in 1986, the first

Christmas we spent in Japan when we

were stationed at Misawa Air Force Base.

The local Boy Scout troop sold live trees,

but we were forewarned if we wanted to

keep a tree up for longer than a week to get

a fake one.

I never liked the idea of a tree that you

assembled from scratch. It seemed antiholiday,

but necessity is not only the mother

of invention, it also comes in handy in

extending the Christmas season when

you’re thousands of miles from home. We

bought a tree-in-a-box at the local base

exchange, covered it in family treasures

and periodically sprayed it with pine scent.

I clung to that tree for nearly three

decades. It, like me, continued to hang on,

despite broken limbs (I dislocated and

broke my ankle for the first time two weeks

before I turned 50), falling needles and the

march of time.

The tree was part of our family, our holiday

scrapbook and until it was beyond

repair, stood front and center in our front

Places

room window. Today

its successor, one in

which I still string my

own large-bulb lights,

stands tall and perfect

in our living room.

Linda

Dillman

On its branches are ornaments old and

new. One is a small ceramic bear painted in

splotches of color, the outcome of an afternoon

of crafting that resulted in our

youngest daughter taking first place in the

youth category of a military art competition.

Nearby hangs a plastic cut-out ball coated

in flaking silver. It once graced my

grandparent’s tree on Kossuth Street. My

grandfather passed away in 1978, the year

after our oldest daughter was born. My

grandmother followed him in 1983, the

year after our second child turned one.

But, the ornament lives on, like others

belonging to my parents when they celebrated

their first Christmas together and

ones bought for me from the time I was a

little girl. Some are fancy, adorned in glitter,

and painted in bright colors. Others are

simple, such as a flat-faced cardboard

Santa who has lost his nose over time.

While decorations played a big part in

shaping my holiday world, televised

Christmas specials and traditional meals

satisfied a different hunger.

The “Norelco Santa” sailing down a

snowy hill always heralded the start of the

holiday season for me and my family, even

when we lived in Japan and did not receive

American commercials on our single

American station. If my mother saw him on

her television in Columbus, no matter what

time it was, she would place a long distance

call to Misawa and let me know.

Likewise, I always had to watch “Mr.

Magoo’s Christmas Carol,” Charlie Brown

and the “Peanuts” gang, Alistair Sim in the

best non-animated version of Charles

Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,”

Bing, Danny, Rosemary, and Vera Ellen

dancing and singing their way through

“White Christmas,” and the double delight

of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

The ornaments, the tree, the pine cone

Santa, the meals and all of the other traditions

I hold close are echoes of the past.

They keep my daddy and my grandparents

close to my heart when I miss them most,

they bring back memories of Japanese

snowfalls on Christmas mornings far from

home and they are who I am.

Linda Dillman is a Messenger staff writer.

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