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By Andrea Cordle
Should the city contribute funds for residents
to keep electric vehicle charging stations
in their garages? That was the question
city leaders could not agree on.
At the Dec. 3 meeting, Grove City
Council postponed legislation that would
appropriate $25,000 from the general fund
See GRANT PROGRAM page 2
in Grove City
Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
Times of heavy rain may have put a
damper on Grove City’s annual
Christmas Celebration, yet the community
made sure the festivities were not a
complete wash by braving the inclement
weather to take part in the day-long
event. Shown here is a collection of
scenes captured on Dec. 1.
Above, Israel Trice, 5, finally gets to
meet Santa Claus (aka Bill White) and
hop aboard his sleigh.
Right, Ice Sculptor Trent Mason perfects
his creation of The Nutcracker. He and
fellow Rock on Ice sculptor Jay Leahy
made multiple seasonal sculptures and
carved names on ice for visitors.
See more holiday photos, page 10
Pets of the Week .................. 14
The Reel Deal .................. 15
Wellness on Wheels
Students receive a lesson in health
care from OSU students Page 6
A Council at Odds
Village leaders debate appointments
by the mayor and more Page 8
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Free community meal
Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover
Road in Grove City, will host a free community
meal every third Saturday of each
month. The food will be served from noon
to 1 p.m. For more information, call the
church office at 875-0510.
Winter cantata at
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Continued from page 1
for the electric vehicle charging station
The goal of the program is to encourage
more residents to drive electric vehicles
and create a greener environment in the
“We are trying to remove a barrier to
start a new habit,” said councilman Ted
Berry, who drives an electric vehicle,
said the cars require no gas, release no
tailpipe emissions and cost less money to
drive and operate. The only drawback is
the convenience in charging the vehicle.
According to Berry, it can take several
hours to fully charge the vehicle and it can
be difficult to do that in a public setting.
“The barrier is at the home,” said Berry.
When the grant program was first introduced
in October, it included funding for
businesses to install the charging stations
as well as the individual. Council amended
the legislation to only include individuals.
Council dropped the commercial aspect
from the program because business owners
already have incentives through other entities,
like American Electric Power.
According to the legislation, residents
could be reimbursed at a rate of $500 for
the approved installation of a charging station.
A maximum of $4,000 per multi-family
location would be granted for any one
If approved, Grove City would be the
first in Ohio to offer such a program.
“This would put Grove City on the map
for clean fuels,” said Berry.
Councilman Roby Schottke supports the
program and said it could go even further
in promoting a positive environmental
impact. He suggested subsidizing funds for
residents to install solar panels.
by the Chancel Choir with live orchestra.
The event will be held Dec. 16 at 11:15 a.m.
in the church’s sanctuary. Admission is
Art Show at Harmon
The PTA Reflections Art Show will be
held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10 at Harmon
Elementary School, 1861 Gantz Road in
Fresh produce at Central Baptist
Free fresh fruit and vegetables will be
distributed on Jan. 12 to qualified, lowincome
Franklin County residents. The
fresh produce will be available at Central
Baptist Church, 1955 Frank Road, beginning
at 10:30 a.m. To assist in registration,
bring a photo ID and your current address
in Franklin County. You are asked to also
bring heavy-duty bags, boxes or carts to
carry the bulk produce home. For additional
information, contact the church office at
614-279-3115 or visit www.centralbaptistcolumbus.org.
“This is a very positive step,” said
The other council members were not
quite on board.
Christine Houk said she is not convinced
that using public money for something
that sits in someone’s garage is a
“We can make a better choice for
$25,000,” said Houk.
Councilman Jeff Davis questioned if this
was a role government should play.
“What should we do with taxpayer dollars,”
Berry said this program was no different
than other city programs, like the Town
Center grant program where the city gives
grant money to business owners to make
repairs on their property.
Grove City Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage
said it is no different than what the city
spends on the annual Eco Fest event.
“Grove City is willing to bet money that
we can and will make a difference,” said
Linda Rosine, the environmental coordinator
with the city of Grove City spoke at
the meeting in favor of the program.
Rosine said Grove City is part of a Mid-
Ohio Regional Planning Commission
(MORPC) plan to address regional issues
affecting environmental sustainability and
quality of life such as air quality, energy,
local food, water resources, trails, growth
Rosine said this charging station grant
program would help address the energy
piece of the plan.
“I am encouraged with this legislation,”
Council voted to postpone their vote
until the Dec. 17 meeting.
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By Dedra Cordle
The presentation of the annual financial review for the South-
Western City Schools District took place at the Dec. 10 board of
According to Treasurer Hugh Garside, the fiscal year 2017/18
saw an increase in revenue, an increase in expenditures and the
projected stability of the district’s financial outlook.
“I would say we’re in good shape financially,” he said.
There was a rise in revenue in fiscal year 2017/18 of 5.4 percent,
which roughly translates to an additional $13.7 million in
the general fund.
Garside said the general fund operation
budget is supported by revenues from real
estate taxes, state funding, property tax
allocations, public utility personal property
tax and other sources.
The largest source of revenue, he said,
comes from the state of Ohio.
“The state accounts for 52.4 percent of
our general fund revenue source.”
Garside said the allocation is determined
on a per pupil basis, and reiterated that the
district is considered a capped district per
the state funding allocation formula. Upon
presenting the five-year forecast in both
May and October, Garside said the district
would receive an additional $11 million in
funding if they were removed from the
capped district classification.
Treasurer says district is in good shape
Help preserve the history of Grove City,
Urbancrest and Jackson, Pleasant. Prairie and
Franklin townships. The Southwest Franklin County
Historical Society meets the first Tuesday each month
at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3220
Columbus St. For information, pick-up a society
brochure at the Grove City Welcome Center, 3378
Garside said another reason for the increase of general fund
revenue had to do with a return on investments.
“Our investments are gaining steam,” he said.
There was an increase of 5.1 percent, or roughly $11.9 million,
in expenditures for fiscal year 2017/18.
He said the increase was primarily due to additional staffing
and an increase in gas prices.
He added that of the expenditures, 66 cents out of every dollar
is devoted to instructional activities, and 7 cents out of every dollar
is spent for instructional support.
“We are spending 73 cents out of every dollar on instructional
support, which means it is going directly into the classroom.”
He also said the capital projects fund is going to be seeing “a lot
of activity” due to the recent passage of Issue 7, which allows for
the construction of new middle schools, the renovation of an additional
middle and elementary school, and upgrades and/or paving
to several others.
Garside told that board that the district is stable financially
and should continue to be so well into 2023.
“I can see no need for an operating levy currently.”
In other news, Kevin Scott, the classified personnel director,
presented a draft of the school year for calendar years 2019/2020
and 2020/21. According to the draft, the 2019 school year will
begin Aug. 21 with an end date of May 28. The following year’s
start date will be Aug. 26 with an end date of June 4. The board
will likely hold a vote for the calendar year approval at its Jan. 28
The board of education will hold its tax budget hearing for fiscal
year 2019/2020 Jan. 7 at 6:45 p.m. Immediately following, the
board will hold its organizational meeting and then regular meeting
starting at 7 p.m.
Women’s Civic Club
The Women’s Civic Club of Grove City meets at 7
p.m. the first Thursday of every month, except
January and February, at the Grove City Library. The
philanthropic group begins its evenings with a speaker,
followed by a business meeting and refreshments. If
interested in attending, contact Carol Bonder at 614-
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“A Christmas Story” experience
Places - By Linda Dillman
The “A Christmas Story House” in
Cleveland is a wonderful holiday destination,
especially if it happens to be the midpoint
in your first experience in participating
in a 10K run.
Make that the first time ever participating
in any kind of organized running event.
That was me on Dec. 1 when I donned a
full-length elf costume, laced up my 5-yearold
pink athletic shoes and joined thousands
of others in downtown Cleveland for
a race taking us from the former Higbee’s
department store to the famed “A
Christmas Story” movie location in the
I am not a runner, although I am a
swimmer and jogger. I routinely walk three
miles with my dog on the weekends.
When it came time to decide whether to
participate in the “A Christmas Story
House” 10K/5K, I decided to go for broke
and marked the 10K box. After all, my 62-
year-old body was used to working out and
three more miles seemed more of a challenge
than an insurmountable hurdle.
My daughter - who participates in
marathons - my two granddaughters and I
stood at the starting point under cloudy
skies and 37 degree temperatures along
with a group of fun runners, weekend warriors,
elite athletes and a bevy of dogs.
Many of the participants were in costume
ranging from the off-the-shelf onesie
I wore, to handmade costumes honoring
movie moments, such as a group of black
and white-striped pseudo criminals, a
trench-coated Ralphie wannabe, “fragile”
boxes, angry elves, a smattering of Santas
and two women wearing faux plates of
meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
If you are familiar with the “ A
Christmas Story” film, you will recognize
the costumes from key scenes. If not, you
really are missing out on a movie that is a
timeless holiday classic. Turn your television
to TBS anytime on Christmas and
watch it - the movie is on a 24-hour cycle on
A message of thanks
from the Lions Club
The Grove City Lions Club wish to
thank all who supported our recent pancake
breakfast. This charitable fundraiser
enabled our club to provide funds for our
sight saving projects and to Pilot Dogs, Inc
for their use in training guide dogs for the
blind. The financial support of those
attending made this event a success.
letter to the editor
A special thank you extended to the following
companies for their donations; Bob
Evans Farms, Inc. Bussman’s 2B Printed,
Giant Eagle Stores, Grove City Kroger
Stores on Hoover Road and Stringtown,
Meijer Stores, Schoedinger Grove City
Chapel Funeral Home.
Grove City Lions Club
Three miles to go at the 10K mid-way point at the Christmas Story House in Cleveland.
The 10K run stepped off at 9 a.m. and it
took my daughter and me five minutes to
make it to the starting point. Once I
crossed that electronic line, I was committed.
My daughter bid me farewell - she runs
a 12 minute or less mile and I hover around
17 minutes - and took off as I jogged and
walked my way across a windy bridge and
through old neighborhoods to the midway
Many people participated in the 5K,
which ended directly in front of the “A
Christmas Story House.” I was diverted
away from the yellow-sided house and back
downtown to the end of the run.
At the start, I was surrounded by thousands
of people and pets, but once I made
that left turn away from the house, the
crowd dramatically thinned out and there
were long expanses of roadway with only
one or two people ahead of me.
As I jogged and walked - very fast,
remember? - I enjoyed seeing the sights
and architecture of a city with a vibrant
core. Up ahead, I knew my daughter and
granddaughters were waiting for me.
I rounded a corner and ahead of me was
the finish line with its electronic timer ticking
away the seconds. I was determined to
finish in under an hour and 45 minutes
and I crossed the line at 1:44:56.
Race volunteers handed out red-ribboned
medals and I happily accepted mine
as my family rushed out and hugged me.
My first response was, “I did it.”
Elite runners, those who were already
on their way back to the finish line when I
was still more than a mile away from the
mid-point, will not be impressed with my
time, but for me, it was all about being able
to finish a challenge I gave myself.
And the “A Christmas Story House” was
a great carrot to get me to participate in
the annual event. It is a wonderful day-trip
destination. The house, which served as
the family home location for the movie, is
outfitted in a perpetual holiday celebration.
Looking for the Red Ryder BB gun? It’s
behind the tree. A bar of Lifebuoy hangs in
the bathroom and you can pretend to “eat
like a piggy” in the 1940s-era kitchen.
Across the street is a museum that pays
homage to the movie, its cast and creator.
You can even buy your own leg lamp in a
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It is a place of memories. For me, those
memories now include a red number 1309
racing bib and a medal that hangs proudly
on my Christmas tree.
Linda Dillman is a Messenger staff writer.
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By Dedra Cordle
Some bad habits can start to form early
“The behavior and choices that we make
as adults can often be traced back to what
we saw or experienced in childhood,” said
Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, the chief wellness
officer and the dean of the college of nursing
at the Ohio State University. “Our families
have such an impact on our lives and
what we do.”
But not all of the bad habits that we
may learn in childhood, she added, have to
stay with us.
“We have the power to change how we
live our lives,” she said. “It doesn’t matter
how old we are when we start that change.
What matters is that we are taking the
power to make a change.”
Having worked in the health care field
for more than three decades, Melnyk
knows the impact education can have on
an individual’s life.
“The more knowledge we have, the better
choices we make,” she said.
It was that knowledge, she says, that
prompted her to start a travelling health
and wellness fair.
Four years ago, Melnyk began thinking
of ways that health care professionals at
the university could reach communities
throughout the state that may not have
access, affordable or otherwise, to health
screenings, examinations and resources.
Upon brainstorming, she said, the idea
came to her - a health tour that is comprised
of a variety of health care fields at
“As a land grant school, I believe it is
our responsibility to make a positive
impact in communities throughout the
state, not just in our neighboring area,”
she said. “We have to pay it forward.”
Melnyk began reaching out to the deans
of a numbers of colleges at the university
to see if their students would be willing to
participate in this tour as part of their clinical
Gage Keaton, a senior at the college of
nursing, said participating in this tour was
one of the things he looked forward to.
“It gives us real world experience where
we are able to engage with the community
that we will be serving,” he said.
When the tour, which is called Wellness
on Wheels, hit the road in 2014, they primarily
parked in more rural communities
but Melnyk thought it was important to
branch out this year.
“I wanted the focus to be on students,”
she said. “I think it is vital that they learn
Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle
Gage Keaton, a senior at Ohio State’s College of Nursing, takes the blood pressure of Grove City High School freshman Joseph
Borror. Keaton, along with 30 other undergraduate and postgraduate students from various health care fields at the university, came
to the high school on Nov. 30 as part of a health and wellness tour that provides a number of free examinations and assessments.
about healthy lifestyle choices and healthy
coping skills during this phase in their
“So many young adults, I have seen,
make poor choices and have no idea how to
cope with stress or know how to address
their mental health issues,” she said.
“Many children are struggling with mental
health issues but there is still such a stigma
She said she knew right away that mental
health professionals must be available
at all of their stops, particularly at the
This year, Wellness on Wheels had visited
schools in Chillicothe and Waverly and
have recently made their first stop in the
On Nov. 30, undergraduate and postgraduate
students set up stations throughout
the library at Grove City High School
and filled the tables with medical equipment,
assessment tests, fact sheets and
brochures for additional information and
School nurse Jodi Smelko-Schneider
said she was amazed when she saw all of
the resources that were available for the
students taking a health class this semester.
“When they contacted me about this
program a few months ago,” she said, “I
thought it was a great idea but I couldn’t
exactly picture it in my mind. I thought it
would just be a few tables set out with
papers and there would be limited handson
interactions but I am just blown away
by what this program is offering.
“Unfortunately, we as a school and district
are limited in what screenings we can
offer to our students, but I know with this
tour being here some students will have
the opportunity to be screened for health
issues they would not have until they were
older, if at all.”
Health teacher Linda Conti said she too
was impressed by the tour.
“When Jodi told me about this a month
ago, I wasn’t sure the students would be
engaged or willing to participate,” she said.
“But as you look around you see our kids
getting examinations, talking with the university
students and showing a greater
interest in their health.”
She also said it was wonderful to see
screenings about topics they have touched
upon in class, but would have loved to have
seen a table from the university’s division
“We are going through a unit on skin
and I wished they would have had one of
those (skin imaging devices),” she said. “It
has actually inspired me to look at grant
opportunities that may be out there.”
The university students stayed at the
high school all day, offering dental examinations,
mental health screenings, biometrics,
food nutrition tips and strength and
But not all news was good news at the
fair. Several students learned they had
cavities — Dr. Sid Kannan stressed the
importance of proper hygiene — and some
learned they were not as tall as they were
led to believe.
“I always thought I was 5’9” but they
told me I was 5’8”,” said senior Josh Castle
with a sigh. “I was disappointed when I
heard that but all together I think this program
is pretty cool. It’s exciting to learn
about your body, your health and what you
can do to improve your life.”
Currently, there are no plans for the
Wellness on Wheels tour to become a yearly
fixture at the school or in the district,
but Principal Bryan O’Shea said he would
love to have them come back.
“It’s a wonderful program that is a true
benefit to our students,” he said. “I wish
they all would have been able to experience
If schools wish to inquire about hosting
Wellness on Wheels, Dr. Bernadette
Melnyk said staff or administrators can
email her at Melnyk15@osu.edu.
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By Dedra Cordle
Officials in the village of Urbancrest
debated mayoral appointments and the use
of declaring emergencies on agenda items
at the Dec. 11 council meeting.
The debate was sparked when councilwoman
Deborah Larkins-Jackson voted
against the appointment of Rodd S.
Lawrence to the position of law director for
the 2019 year, which was then followed by
councilwoman Alicia Wiggins asking about
the placement of “and to declare an emergency”
at the end of the resolution.
“Why are we doing this as an emergency
again?” she asked. “We do this every year.”
The problem, she said, with the use of
declaring emergencies is the frequency in
which they are used on agenda items.
“I think it is bad practice,” she said.
She said she also had an issue with how
they are used at the end of the year when
mayoral appointments are voted upon,
such as for the law director.
“We need to be given time to debate
these things,” Wiggins said.
She suggested that there should be
three readings held for mayoral appointments
as they do with ordinances.
Mayor Joseph Barnes Sr. said the
appointments are done by emergency and
held at the end of the year for a number of
the reasons. The primary reason they are
done at that time, he said, is due to the timing
“December is when I review their body
of work for the year and then make that
recommendation to reappoint or not,” he
Several council members questioned
that practice, and village secretary Elberta
Barnes reminded them that the timing of
official appointment evaluations were set
forth by council.
“You make the laws,” she said.
The second reason Barnes stated as to
why the use of ‘and to declare an emergency’
was used is because the Ohio
Revised Code stipulates that it can only be
used when the ‘health, safety or welfare of
the community’ is at risk.
He said in reference to the appointment
of Lawrence, and then later in regards to
the appointment of code enforcement officer
Randall Bogue, that ‘and to declare an
emergency’ meets the criteria.
“The village is going through a few legal
matters at this time,” he said. “They have
the expertise to see us get through this.”
He said that there are outside factors at
play, namely industrial or commercial
developers, who would try to “overrun the
village if they could.”
“We have to have safeguards in place to
protect the village,” Barnes said.
Another reason Barnes stated for placing
the declaration of emergency on his
Appointments and emergency
measures debated in village
end-of-year appointments is due to what he
says are past inappropriate interactions by
some council members.
“There have been instances where I
state my intentions to appoint an individual
and they bully and brow-beat (that person)
in order to get them to do what they
He said putting the potential appointee
on the agenda at the end of the year puts a
stop to these tactics.
Councilman Steven Larkins, who was
elected in 2017, said he knows nothing of
that behavior and does not condone it. But
he said he too was troubled by the use of
“When (that language) is on there, it
feels like our backs are to the wall all the
time,” he said. “But I do trust that the
mayor is not going to put anyone into place
who can’t do the job.”
He stated his support for Lawrence as
he expressed his worry for those outside
factors Barnes discussed during the
“Many people don’t know how valuable
the land is in Urbancrest,” he said, citing
space and access to major interstates as
“People want to build here and now we
got semi-trucks running up and down the
Lawrence said he has confidence that
having a law director in place, especially
one that has prior knowledge of village
rules, regulations and litigation, would be
an asset to the community.
Councilman S. Henry Warr agreed.
“What are we going to do? Vote him out?
Who’s going to do the job?” he asked. “Me?
You? Somebody in the audience? I think
Wiggins said the discussion regarding
Lawrence’s continued employment in the
village was not personal, but she remains
concerned about the continued use of emergencies
to approve mayoral appointments
and on agenda items.
“We need to be allowed to ask questions,”
Larkins-Jackson said she just wanted
the process to be “better.”
During the official vote to appoint
Lawrence, Larkins-Jackson rescinded her
no vote, and the other four also voted in
favor. Councilwoman Shawn Moore was
absent from the meeting.
Relatedly, the council voted to change
the resolution to appoint Bogue as the code
enforcement officer for the 2019 year to a
first reading; they voted for the appointment
of Edward Banks to the position of
street commissioner; and they voted to
change the resolution approved last month
to vacate several right-of-ways to an ordinance.
The latter of the two items were
passed as an emergency.
Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
After a rough start,
(right) Atticus Tiech and
Fanni Ramos get ready to
celebrate as the robot
Dash nears the finish line
of the obstacle course.
The two students, who
were at the school afterhours
for Family Code
Night on Dec. 4, had to
program Dash to navigate
the course which
was peppered with paper
rocks, glittery snow and
sharp turns. Below, Sixth
grader Evan Wallace
dons a Minecraft decoration
for a photo shoot.
December 16, 2018 -SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - PAGE 9
The Grove City Lions Club meets at 6:45 p.m. the second and
fourth Wednesday of each month at Beautiful Savior Lutheran
Church, 2213 White Road.
Disabled American Veterans
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 144 in Grove City
meet the third Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. at the American
Legion, 532 Demorest Road. Not only are the meetings informative
about benefits, but participants can find out what services
they may be eligible to receive. It is also a chance to meet other
veterans. For more information, call 614-309-0171.
Kiwanis Club of Grove City
The Kiwanis Club of Grove City meets at 6 p.m. the first, third
and fourth Tuesday of each month at the IHOP on Stringtown
Road. For more information, contact Phil Rohr at 614-539-3610.
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More holidays photos from the Grove City Christmas Celebration
Michaela Kopczewski, Lauren Clark, Kylie Chaney, Bella Brown and Rees Jobe check out the model train
and miniature village on display at the Grove City Welcome Center and Museum.
After being out in the cold for more than an hour, Civil War
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Christmas Church Services
Chirstmas at First Presbyterian
Church of Grove City:
Dec. 16 th service at 9:00 with children’s nativity
(following their presentation, children will go to
Sunday School for Happy Birthday Jesus
party-all children welcome)
Contemporary service at 11:15
December 23 rd - 10:00 service celebrating
Christmas with a variety of music
Christmas Eve - Candlelight service at 7:00
First Baptist Church
of Grove City
3301 Orders Road
9:15 and 10:45 AM
Candlelight Christmas Eve Services
Monday, December 24th
4:00 and 6:00 PM Neal Auditorium
4:00 PM Genesis Auditorium
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Catholic Parish & School
3730 Broadway, Grove City
Parish Office: 614.875.3322
“to form and send intentional,
missionary disciples of Jesus Christ”
Christmas Eve Masses at Our Lady
4:00 p.m. in Church (no incense will be used)
4:00 p.m. in School Gym (no incense will be used)
7:00 p.m. in Church
10:00 p.m. in Church
Christmas Day Mass at Our Lady
9:30 a.m. in Church (no incense will be used)
St. Cecilia Parish
434 Norton Rd., Columbus
“Where Love is Witnessed Knowledge is Shared
Service is Rendered”
Christmas Eve Masses at St. Cecilia
5:00 p.m. (no incense will be used)
8:00 p.m. (no incense will be used)
11:15 p.m. Office of Readings prior to Midnight Mass
Christmas Day Mass at St. Cecilia
9:30 a.m. (no incense will be used)
and his name shall be called
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.
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Dec 24th - Christmas Eve
Service - 7pm
4371 Grove City Road
Central Baptist Church
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Join us for Christmas services:
Sunday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Candlelight Service, Dec. 24 at 6:00 p.m.
“For God so Loved the world. . .”
Sunday, December 23rd - 10 am
Monday, December 24th - 6 pm
The Purple Door Church
2684 Columbus St., Grove City, OH 43123
Dec 21 st @ 7pm - The Longest Night Service
Remembering those who are no longer with us.
Dec. 24 th Christmas Eve
12pm - Traditional Communion Service
5pm & 7pm Contemporary Services
9pm - Traditional Candlelight Service with
Grove City Chamber Singers
11pm - Traditional Candlelight Service with Chior
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By Rick Palsgrove
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
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
Make it do, or do without
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
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
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
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
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 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.
“It’s interesting to look back and see
what lengths our ancestors could, and
would, go to in order to reuse things,” said
SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - December 16, 2018 - PAGE 13
Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove
Metro Parks Slate Run Living Historical
Farm worker Rachel Brooks preparing to
recycle used dishwater in the farm’s
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cuddler, especially if
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Fred can be a bit shy
when you fist meet
him, but once you win
his trust, he will love
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his vaccinations. He is available for adoption
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around other animals but probably was an
only kitty. She will secretly follow you around
the house or meditate in her sphinx pose. She
would love to keep you company and is up for
adoption through Friends for Life Animal
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Once she does, she’ll
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She enjoys walking
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Miles, an 8-year-old
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own. He came to the
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of Friends of the
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joint and his leg the stability it needed. He will
be on joint supplements indefinitely and
would also benefit from fish oil supplements.
Logan is a 7-month-old kitten who is playful
and loving. He is neutered, microchipped,
FL/FIV negative and up to date on vaccines.
Logan is currently located at the Colony Cats
adoption center at 2740 Festival Lane in
He is crate trained and housebroken too. No
kids under 10 as Miles can be a little grabby
with his mouth and doesn’t always easily give
up his toys. Miles is in foster care so if you are
interested in meeting him, submit your completed
application online to our adoption
counselors, in person to one of our adoption
counselor’s attention, or via fax to 614-525-
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Harry is a 6-year-old
black Lab mix. He’s a
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Harry is neutered,
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Senior Master Sgt. Todd Devoe was selected as this year’s
Senior NCO of the Year for the 121st Air Refueling Wing. Devoe
is an evaluator boom operator with the 166th Air Refueling
Squadron, 121st Air Refueling Wing, at Rickenbacker Air
National Guard Base. He is responsible for conducting, supervising
and ensuring the overall completion of evaluations for all
enlisted aviators assigned to the 166th ARS.
Alzheimer’s support group
The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Support Group meets
the fourth Tuesday of each month at the E.L. Evans Senior Center
beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s
Association of Central Ohio at 457-6003.
Parkinson’s support group
The Grove City Parkinson’s support group meets the third
Wednesday of each month at E.L. Evans Senior Center at 1 p.m.
These meetings are open to all who want to learn more about
Grove City Arts Council
The Grove City Arts Council meets the third Tuesday of each
month at 6:30 p.m at the Visitors Center and Museum, 3378 Park
St. in Grove City. For more information, call 670-2926.
www.columbusmessenger.com SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - December 16, 2018 - PAGE 15
“e Grinch” is a holiday delight
December is a great, if slightly overwhelming,
time to see a movie at the local
theater. Each weekend typically offers a
slew of new releases for those looking for
an escapist treat, but there are times when
the schedule aligns just so that there is a
little lull in between the storms. This pause
can be a great thing for regular moviegoers
as it gives them a chance to catch up,
or just catch their breath before another
onslaught, and that no new release lull just
happened to occur this past weekend. And
as this past weekend was my review week,
I didn’t necessarily appreciate the timing
as much as others may have.
To compensate for the lack of new offerings,
I decided that it would be best to see
something that was a: seasonal, b: still
making money, c: not too old, d: not too long
and e: fit my mood at the time. That unscientific
criteria led me to “The Grinch,” yet
another reboot of a classic feature.
For more than 50 years, Dr. Seuss’ “How
the Grinch Stole Christmas’” has been a
staple come this time of year. We’ve read
the book so much we can recite it with our
eyes closed, we’ve watched the 1966 feature
as many times as we have “A Christmas
Story,” we’ve sung the catchy song so much
it comes to us in dreams, and we’ve forked
The Reel Deal
over cash for pajama sets because we adore
the foul, green creature so much. Or was
the latter just me? Anyway, discounting
the abomination that was the live-action
film, this tale has been told many times
before yet here we are with another
retelling because movie studios do not like
to take risks.
This Grinch follows the story of previous
iterations but with a modernization that
largely works. It begins via narration by
Pharrell Williams, an odd choice, who
introduces (or reintroduces) us to the foul,
green creature whose heart is two sizes too
small. Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch,
Mr. Grinch hates everything, especially
Christmas-time in the village. Though he
lives way up top on Mount Crumpit, he is
blinded and annoyed by the sights far
Nestled in-between the mountains is the
town of Whoville, a place filled with very
nice people who just happen to love this
season so much. As in years past, the hills
are alive with the sound of music, and
lights adorn nearly every square inch of the
town. But as a way to spice up the events of
years past, they have decided to make the
celebration three times as large.
This, of course, infuriates our antagonist,
who just wants them all to shut up
and keep the lights off. It’s not quite an
unreasonable request, yet he goes about it
Upon deciding that this year is finally
the year to put an end to Christmas time in
the village, Mr. Grinch and his loyal companion
Max plot to steal all the decorations,
presents, cookies and joy from this
holiday. The only problem is the Santa-clad
Grinch just happens to run into Cindy Lou
Who (voiced by Cameron Steely), a young
girl who is determined to capture Santa in
order to make her Christmas wish come
The modernization of this retelling
revolves around a young Grinch and the
family of Cindy Lou Who. In this version,
the Grinch hates Christmas because of its
lack of growing up, and Cindy Lou Who
just wants her overworked, single mother
to be happy. While the latter works more
than the former, the fleshed out backstories
add to the richness of this particular
tale. Whether you accept it as true Grinch
lore, however, depends on how flexible you
are about the classic feature.
Overall, “The Grinch” is a cute adaptation
that is a visual delight. Though the
animation of Mr. Grinch and his softer features
may be a little
jarring at first, the
style featured in this
film add a lushness
with the realistic
gleaming from the
houses and trees and the sweets left out for
Santa. Those were so well crafted it actually
made you want to reach out and grab one
While I had some misgivings about this
film, (due in large part to rebooting
fatigue), I have to say that it is a funny and
sweet adaptation that I’m sure everyone in
the family would be able to enjoy. So,
should you find yourself wishing for a
respite this season — let’s say you’re feeling
a tad Grinchy — maybe carve out some time
and give this film a try. Grade: B+
Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer
Student art on exhibit
Art created by students at Grove City
High School is featured in a new art show
at the Casino District Branch of Pathways
Financial Credit Union in December and
The art show is displayed on Pathways’
Community Wall and inside the lobby and
is open to the public at 750 Georgesville
Road in Columbus during business hours
on weekdays and Saturdays. The collection
includes 10 works of art from students
under the direction of Grove City High
School art instructors Brian Bosworth,
Hannah Mayle and Suzanne Moore. The
pieces include paintings, digital art, photography
All visitors can vote on their favorite
piece as Best in Show in the credit union
lobby until Jan. 15. The winning artist will
receive a Visa gift card from Pathways. The
credit union is also making a donation to
the school’s art department to help instructors
encourage and develop young artists.
“Our Community Wall provides us with
a perfect space to show the talents of our
local student artists,” said Branch
Manager Chad Fields. “We have served the
southwest area community since 1954 and
everyone here is excited to showcase the
talents of the Greyhounds’ art program on
our Community Wall. ”
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