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to be reconstructed
By Rick Palsgrove
Grant funding has been obtained for the reconstruction of a
major intersection on the western border of Groveport.
The Ohio Public Works Commission awarded $1.67 million to
the Franklin County Engineer’s Office towards the $3.89 million
total cost of the Alum Creek Drive/Rohr Road intersection reconstruction
“The Franklin County Engineer will provide about $1.67 million
for the project and will also repay a loan of $425,000,” said
Bevan Schneck of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.
“The city of Groveport will contribute $404,000 or 10 percent of the
project cost, whichever is less. Columbus and Obetz are not contributing
funds to the project.”
The city of Groveport borders the east side of the intersection
while Obetz borders the northwest and Columbus the southwest.
Groveport City Administrator Marsha Hall said the project
includes: adding a new right-turn only lane on the Alum Creek
Drive south leg; adding a second left-turn only lane on the Alum
Creek Drive north leg; no change to the Rohr Road west leg; and
adding a second right-turn only lane and a second receiver lane,
which extends to the east overlapping the tapers for a turn lane
at Port Road (full three lanes to Port Road) on the Rohr Road east
Hall said the project is expected to begin on March 1, 2020 and
be completed by Sept. 1, 2020.
She said the reconstruction is designed to improve safety at the
“This intersection ranks high on Franklin County’s High Crash
Priority List for 2017,” said Hall.
Schneck said the intersection is important for several reasons.
“Alum Creek Drive in this area serves as a significant freight
corridor, with over 30 percent of the traffic being trucks,” said
Schneck. “There has been rapid traffic growth in recent years, primarily
because of new warehouses coming online. The application
scored third-highest in reducing crashes.”
The grant funding awarded for this project was part of more
than $28 million awarded that was awarded to 11 local communities
in Franklin County with 14 projects receiving OPWC funding.
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Members of the Groveport Madison Area Community Choir practice a kick line at a recent rehearsal.
Come along on a musical road trip
By Rick Palsgrove
Take a musical trip across America with the
Groveport Madison Area Community Choir during
their upcoming performance of “That’s
Entertainment: The Great American Road Trip.”
“It’s our fifth annual stage show and we thought
it would be fun to present a show that includes country,
Broadway, Vegas, Motown, and rock n’ roll
music,” said Director Terri Christensen. “There’s a
little bit of everything for everybody in this show.
The show is weaved together with some members of
our choir posing as hoboes geographically riding the
rails across the country. The hoboes provide the link
to each music and dancing section of the show.”
Christensen said this year’s show will feature
more dancing than in past years.
“There will be tap dancing, kick lines, line dancing,
jazz dance, and more,” said Christensen. “It’s a
traditional stage show where people can come to see
what we have up our sleeve this year and see what
their friends and neighbors will be performing.”
Christensen said “something special” is planned
for this year’s show.
“This past year a lot of people in our group have
lost family and friends,” said Christensen. “So we’ll
have a special tribute to those we have lost.”
“That’s Entertainment: The Great American Road
Terri Christensen (left) directs members of the
Groveport Madison Area Community Choir during
a recent rehearsal.
Trip,” will be held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 at
Groveport Madison High School, 4475 S. Hamilton
Road, Groveport. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5
for kids age 12 and under. A portion of the proceeds
go to the Center for Groveport Madison Human
Needs and a portion goes to fund the Groveport
Madison Area Community Choir.
See MUSICAL, page 3
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The roar and blur of fast race cars speeding around the track at
the Columbus Motor Speedway were once familiar sites and
sounds on the south end of Columbus.
From 1946 to 2016 the speedway, with its one-third mile track,
operated just south of Williams Road near Obetz. For much of its
history it was led by the Nuckles family and was home to a variety
of motorsports races including motorcycles, coupes, and stock cars.
It also offered stock car shows, school bus races, and thrill shows.
After the speedway ceased operations, the village of Obetz purchased
the site which has since become Fortress Obetz, an athletic
and concert facility.
Columbus resident and racing historian Mike Garrepy has captured
the history of the race track in his new book, “Columbus
Motor Speedway,” published by Arcadia Publishing. The book contains
127 pages of photos and text on the history of the track.
The book shows how the models and styles of racing vehicles
changed over the decades of Columbus Motor Speedway’s operation
from home built vehicles to modern custom built race cars.
Also of note is how, as time wore on, the speed and power of the
vehicles increased and how the level of safety gear worn by the
I interviewed Garrepy about his book:
Why did you decide to write the book and
why are you interested in the Columbus Motor
Mike Garrepy: “The reason for the book is
simple: to preserve the history of the track
in written and pictorial form and to provide
a place where fans and drivers could return
to recall some of the great times each had.
Not to make it all syrupy, but for many drivers
race nights made them something special,
especially if they won. Come Monday
morning they went back to body shops,
garages, driving trucks, building roads or
whatever, but on race night they were the
star of the show. I hope I preserve that in
What set the Columbus Motor Speedway
apart and made it special compared with other
MG: “It wasn’t just one thing, but rather
a combination of things. First, if a fan wanted
to see racing on asphalt in the Columbus
area, Columbus Speedway was the only
option unless they wanted to travel. The
Nuckles family did not exploit this. They
kept the facility clean and fresh looking
with repairs and paint as needed. They
invested heavily in new buildings with flush
toilets and concession stands. Repairs were
made quickly. The grass was cut prior to
race night, the shrubs clipped, the PA system
worked and an extensive lighting system
was installed. In later years the pit
area was paved — not something all tracks
have. They promoted upcoming events
heavily to build excitement. They kept
admission prices reasonable and generally
finished around 10 p.m., which means the
younger fans would still stay awake. These
are all things many other tracks either
missed or ignored.”
Do you have a favorite car and driver who
competed there? Why are they your favorite?
MG: “If I had to name a driver as a
favorite, it would be the late Dale Pyle. In
his last months of his life earlier this year, I
spent every Thursday afternoon for three
months with him as morphine was injected
Photos courtesy of Arcadia Publishing
Reynoldsburg resident Chuck Engle has a tough go of it as he
loses the left front wheel and tire, hub, and brake drum from his
super in a photo from Columbus Motor Speedway in 1962.
(Midwest Racing Photo.)
Billy Stickel (shown here at Columbus Motor Speedway in 1984)
and Darryl Hoosier were co-owners of this Chevelle and were
team drivers. (Photo by Dale Pyle.)
to ward off the pain of his cancer.
His insight and understanding of
racing and a driver’s mentality
allowed me to see the sport in a
different light. It was as if he cowrote
Why do you think the speedway
thrived for so long?
MG: “Because the Nuckles
family understood that racing,
especially on a local level, was
and is an ‘event.’ It is entertainment
for the folks who toil in the
work-a-day world and are looking
for something to take their minds
off Monday morning.”
What are your thoughts about
the demise of the speedway and what has been lost to the community
now that it is gone?
MG: “It is sad on so many levels. Besides cars going around in
a circle, racing is also a social event. When a track closes folks lose
contact with the friends who they have parked next to or sat next
to for many years. Many people I have interviewed said they miss
seeing their at-the-track friends as much as the racing itself.”
Where can people purchase your book?
MG: “Contact me at Mike.firstname.lastname@example.org, contact the publisher
at Arcadiapublishing.com or see us at one of our meet and
greet events. Each greet is detailed on the Facebook page
‘Columbus Motor Speedway Gone but Not Forgotten.’ I will also
have a display at the Piqua Mall’s Race Car show on March 22, 23
Groveport Madison launches threats tip line
Groveport Madison Schools has
launched an anonymous tip line for
reporting concerns or threats to its schools
or potential harm to a student or staff
The Safer Schools Ohio tip line is operated
through the Ohio Department of
Public Safety and the Ohio Department of
Education, accepting tips 24-hours a day.
Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-
3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio
Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment
and Prevention (TAP) Unit. When action is
needed, the TAP Unit immediately forwards
information to the school district
and to local law enforcement agencies. The
district and local law enforcement officials
will work together to investigate the report
and ensure that it is resolved. The TAP
Unit also follows up with both entities to
ensure the report has been investigated
and that appropriate actions have been
Tip line promotional materials are
Continued from page 1
Tickets are available at Motts Military
Museum and from any choir member as
well as at the door.
Christensen said the group is thrilled to
be performing the show in the new
Groveport Madison High School auditorium.
“It’s wonderful! Everything works!” said
Christensen. “The lighting and the sound
are fantastic. We’ll have more microphones,
more options for backdrops, and
the acoustics are great. It’s exciting to be in
this new space.”
Christensen said the 74 member choir,
which started out with 32 members in its
first year five years ago, continues to grow.
“If you want to come sing with us, you
can,” said Christensen.
One person who came to sing with the
group from the very start is Larry Dowler,
80, who said he’s been singing all his life in
church choirs. He said some of the songs he
being distributed through the district’s
schools, and information is being shared
via the district’s website, newsletters,
social media, etc.
“The safety of students and staff is
always the district’s highest priority,” said
Superintendent Garilee Ogden. “Our staff
works hard to forge trusting relationships
with students. One of the many benefits of
those relationships is that students feel
comfortable reporting their concerns to an
adult at their school. That has helped us to
address issues before anyone might be
harmed — as well as to diffuse and debunk
rumors. While we always want to encourage
students to make us aware of any concerns,
the anonymous tip line is another
avenue that can be used to report potential
Information on the Safer Schools Ohio
Tip Line is on the Safety and Security page
at gocruisers.org/SafetySecurity.aspxm and
City income tax assistance is available
As of Jan. 1, 2019, the Regional Income
Tax Agency (RITA) began collecting
municipal income tax for the city of
Groveport for both current and prior tax
In the past, residents who did not owe
municipal income tax were not required to
However, beginning with the 2018 filings,
all city of Groveport residents and
businesses are now required to file returns
even if no municipal income tax is due.
Additional information is available on
the city of Groveport website, www.groveport.org,
by callling RITA’s customer service
representative at 800-860-7482, or by
calling Bob Curtin, Groveport tax administrator,
On March 28, the city of Groveport will
host a Taxpayer Assistance Day in the banquet
room at the Links at Groveport, 1005
Richardson Road, from noon to 7 p.m. RITA
representatives will be available for assistance
in answering questions or filing
(The date of Taxpayer Assistance Day has
been updated and revised from when it was
originally reported. March 28 is the correct
American Red Cross Blood Drive in Groveport
An American Red Cross Blood Drive
will be held March 4 from 1-7 p.m. at
Groveport KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road. To
schedule an appointment call 1-800-Red-
Cross or visit RedCrossBlood.org sponsor
loves to sing are, “Mountain Music,” “Come
Fly With Me,” and “Oklahoma!”
“I love being with the people and I love
singing. When this group started I jumped
at it,” said Dowler, who also performs in
comedy skits. “We all enjoy it and have a
lot of fun rehearsing and performing. It’s
something everyone in the group loves
For information on the Groveport
Madison Area Community Choir and its
upcoming performance call 614-753-2947
or visit gmcommunitychoir.org.
The city of Groveport’s senior transportation
program will provide free rides to
the 1 p.m. performance on Feb. 23 of the
Groveport Madison Area Community
Choir’s show, “That’s Entertainment: The
Great American Road Trip.” For information
and reservations call 614-836-7433,
Irish music concert
A free concert of Irish music will be held
at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., on
March 10 featuring Lone Raven at 2 p.m.
and the Richens/Timm Academy of Irish
Dance at 3:30 p.m.
Rick Palsgrove ...................................Southeast Editor
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Baker Creative honored
Baker Creative, a nationally and
internationally awarded branding PR
firm located in Groveport, earned a
2018 Gold Hermes Creative Award and
an honorable mention from the
MarCom Awards for its work with
Wallick Communities. Both acknowledgements
were for the Print
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category for its Invitation to The
Ashford, a senior living facility overseen
by Wallick. The 2018 Hermes is
the seventh earned by Baker Creative.
Baker Creative was awarded on multiple
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Warren Motts a special
Award. This year marks the 150th
Anniversary of the PPA. Which is a 30,000
member-strong association, the oldest and
largest photographic association in the
world. Motts (left) is shown here receiving
the award from the CEO of the PPA David
Trust. Motts was president of this organization
in 1990 and is currently the
Founder/Director of Motts Military Museum
Climbing El Capitan
I remember the moment when word
broke that Alex Honnold had made history
by becoming the first individual to free solo
El Capitan, a 3,000 foot high granite monolith
nestled in the famed Yosemite
I was flipping through the news stations,
wondering what fresh horror this
world had to offer, when the chyron
announced this historic event. I did not,
and still do not, know much about big-wall
climbing and those who do it, but I was
swept up in this achievement, cognizant of
this feat of human skill and celebrating in
the fact that this person realized a dream
and was alive to share the story.
In the weeks that followed, however, I
forgot the most important detail. I could
tell you that someone recently climbed El
Capitan without the use of a rope or other
safety gear but I would have had to rack
my brain to remember the name of the man
who did it. Then came the film that documented
his journey. “Free Solo,” a National
Geographic feature which has only been
shown in IMAX, puts you right there with
Honnold as he makes his attempt. It’s
frightening, dazzling, mind-boggling, exhilarating
and it makes sure that you (and I!)
will never forget his name again.
It begins by introducing us, the general
public, to Alex Honnold, a 30-something
year old who predominately lives inside of a
camper. Since his introduction to wall and
rock climbing as a teen, Honnold has been
travelling the world, honing his Spidermanlike
skills on some of the most challenging
granite terrain in the world — most of them
done without the use of safety equipment.
At first, he tries to explain what attracts
him to this dangerous activity but comes to
the realization that he cannot get others to
understand. He is fully aware that he may
die while free soloing, but to him his
chances are no greater than getting in a car
and being hit by a drunk driver.
The dream of free soloing El Capitan, he
says, came to him some time ago. As a
famous free soloist, he was constantly asked
about making an attempt during interviews
but was always cagey in his answers. He
said this was done so there was no undue
pressure or expectations put on him but
once he got it into his mind that climbing El
Capitan was something he wanted to do, he
went all out to achieve his dream.
For more than three years, Alex and his
fellow expert climbing friends mapped out
his path to the top. He would begin by taking
the Freerider route and following all 33
pitches with special attention being paid to
The Reel Deal
‘The Boulder Problem,’
which is considered
the most treacherous
part of the route due to
its pencil-thin handholds
wall that is near completely
that was completed,
he would then traverse
or so feet to
make his way to the Enduro Pitch and its
sharp, exposed corners and sculpt his body
to them as he continues to ascend. After, it
is all mind over the prospect of celebration
until he traverses another couple hundred
feet to the top. Or so they desperately hope.
“Free Solo” documents these trial and
error runs — all done with their safety
equipment fully in place — and then takes
us into Alex’s mind as he comes home to
write about which moves would work best.
It also shows us the toll his dream takes on
his family and friends, one of which is codirector
Jimmy Chin. Like his fellow
climbers and filmmakers, Chin knows the
importance of documenting this attempt
but he also knows he would be on hand to
witness the death of his best friend should
a finger or soft sole slip.
Though the outcome of Alex’s free solo
attempt is now known, it doesn’t take away
from that sense of suspense as he makes
the decision to attempt El Capitan. The
film amplifies it through up-close shots of
Alex’s rosin encrusted hands gripping barely
there grooves, the muscles in his legs
stretching as he balances and grips the
rock wall, and the bottomless view of
“Free Solo” is going to be tough for some
people to get through — the camera sweeps
along the landscape at dizzying heights,
the mid-section that lulls with relationship
drama, the lack of understanding of why he
does the things he does — but if you think
you can handle it go see it before it leaves
the theater. “Free Solo” is a terrific documentary
offering a glimpse into the mindset
of a thrill-seeking man few will ever
want to emulate, but one that many ought
to get to know.
Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer
at Metro Parks’ Slate Run Living Historical Farm
The following activities will be held at
Slate Run Living Historical Farm, 1375
State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester:
•Feb. 23-24, 1-3 p.m.: Maple Time -
Sample this sweet treat and learn about
making maple syrup the 1880s way. A
short hike to the sugarbush leaves the
farm at 1 p.m and 2 p.m. Sap collecting and
boiling is dependent on the weather, but all
other activities will take place.
Call 614-833-1880 to see if the sap is
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On Jan. 28, Groveport Police officers
were dispatched to a Westport Drive
address and located 58-year-old Robert
Windsor III deceased inside the home. At
this time, this death is being investigated
as overdose. During processing of the
scene, a digital video recorder was taken as
With assistance from the Franklin
County HOPE Taskforce, the video was
downloaded and revealed additional persons
of interest that need identified.
Contact Det. Del Dalton of the Groveport
Police Department at 614-830-2053 or the
Franklin County Hope Task Force at 462-
3333 with any information.
Madison Township Police
officer placed on leave
A Madison Township Police officer was
alleged to have been involved in a domestic
violence situation, according to Madison
Township officials. As a result of the allegation,
the officer was placed on paid
administrative leave pending the outcome
of both the criminal aspect of the case as
well as the departmental investigation.
Township officials stated they take
“allegations of this nature very seriously”
and the police chief took immediate action.
Groveport Madison HS
staff member investigated
Groveport Madison Schools officials
released the following statement on Jan.
“We have been made aware of an allegation
that one of our high school staff members
has behaved in an
Groveport Madison Schools takes allegations
of this nature very seriously, and we
have taken immediate action. We have
already begun an internal investigation
and have notified appropriate authorities.
The staff member in question has been
placed on administrative leave pending the
conclusion of the investigations.
Furthermore, the staff member has been
directed that he is prohibited from being
on district property and from having any
contact with Groveport Madison students
and staff members (other than union representation).
Should this allegation be substantiated,
we will take swift and appropriate disciplinary
action, up to and including termination.”
Learn how to save a life
As part of the Opioid Information Series
presented by the Groveport Madison
Opiate Task Force, a Narcan (Naloxone)
training session will be held Feb. 12 at 7
p.m. at the Groveport Presbyterian
Church, 275 College St. Narcan helps
against life threatening heroin or opiate
overdoses. The session is open to the public.
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Keep moving for fitness
By Rick Palsgrove
When the Hatfield family learned that
the Groveport Recreation Center would
hold an indoor triahlon/duathlon on Jan. 27
they were all in.
“It’s cold outside and this is a nice event
for a family to do,” said Kyle Hatfield.
“Running is our family past-time.”
His daughter, Aly Hatfield, who attends
Teays Valley East and runs cross country
and plans to run the mile and 800 meter
races in track this spring, joined her father
in the event.
Amy Van Huffel, Groveport Recreation
Center sports and fitness manager, said
the idea behind the Happy Move Year
Indoor Triathlon/Duathlon was to provide a
healthy, active event that offered variety in
“In the past we had held our annual
Resolution Run, but the cold weather each
year made it difficult to continue that
event,” said Van Huffel. “So we decided to
change it up this year with a
triathlon/duathlon that includes indoor
swimming, running, and cycling. It’s a good
option that offers things people do throughout
the year. It’s a unique
triathlon/duathlon where people can choose
their styles of exercise that fits their individual
The triahlon included swimming in the
center’s indoor pool, running on a treadmill
or on the indoor track, and cycling on a stationary
bike. The duathlon consisted of the
treadmill or indoor track run and the stationary
bike cycling. The participants could
choose to do each leg for 10 minutes nonstop
or for 20 minutes.
“This event is good because it fits anyone’s
ability level,” said Van Huffel. “You
Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove
Kyle Hatfield and his daughter, Aly
Hatfield, tackle the running portion of
the Groveport Recreation Center’s
Happy Move Year Indoor
Triathlon/Duathlon on Jan. 27.
could be a beginner or more experienced.
It’s your choice to do as much as you are
able to do and to push your limits. Plus, it’s
The Hatfields were two of the 20 participants
in this year’s Happy Move Year
Indoor Triathlon/Duathlon. They hopped
on treadmills for their running portion of
the duathlon and both took off at a fast
“I like running,” Aly Hatfield said with a
Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove
Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum
e old municipal building
Before the city of Groveport offices were moved to 655 Blacklick Street in the mid-
1990s, this was the town’s municipal building, located along Wirt Road. This building
is now Crooked Alley KidSpace.
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Groveport Youth Athletic Association
Baseball / Softball Sign ups
Saturday, February 23rd 9am – 1pm Groveport Madison Middle School Central
Sunday, February 24th 1pm - 3pm Groveport Madison Middle School Central
Saturday, March 2nd 9am - 1pm Groveport Madison Middle School Central
Sunday, March 3rd 1pm - 3pm Groveport Madison Middle School Central
Tball, Coaches Pitch U8, U10,
U12 U14 *Softball Minor and
Major Baseball Pony*, Babe Ruth*
Prices start at $60.00 and vary based
upon age levels. Discounts are available.
See www.groveportyouth.com for additional
information, terms, and conditions.
G.Y.A.A. is a not-for-profit parent volunteer organization
Present this flyer with your signup and receive $10.00 off toward each registration – with payment in full.
Offer applies to Saturday February 23rd Only. Forms of payment include CA$H and CHECKS.
Credit cards will be accepted for an additional fee of $5.00 per payment
Registration Ends, March 4 th . Late fees ($40) will apply,
cannot guarantee placement due to late sign up.
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Bauerle’s art exhibited
Groveport Elementary fourth grade student
Hannah Bauerle has had artwork chosen
to be exhibited in the 2019 Ohio Art
Education Association’s Young People’s Art
Exhibition. The exhibit represents Ohio
students in grades pre-kindergarten
through eighth and is on display at Rhodes
State Office Tower in Columbus, Ohio
from Feb. 16th - March 23. The exhibit is
sponsored by the Ohio Art Education
Association, which is the professional
organization for art teachers in Ohio.
Bauerle’s artwork was submitted for the
show by Danae' Sperk, art educator at
Groveport Elementary. A reception and
awards ceremony will be held at Rhodes
Office Tower on March 2 for the young
artists, their families and teachers.
•The Groveport Police will conduct a
women’s self-defense class for ages 14 and
up at the Groveport Recreation Center,
7370 Groveport Road, on March 16 from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 614-836-
1000 for information.
•The Madison Township Police
Department will hold a women’s selfdefense
class for ages 14 and up at the
Madison Township Community Center,
4575 Madison Lane. This free two-part
class is open to all township residents and
around Groveport and Madison Township
community members, and will be held
March 19 and 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. To register
call 614-836-5355 or email Sergeant
Tiller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all beekeepers
The newly formed Beekeepers club in
Fairfield County will meet Feb. 19 at St
Mark’s Catholic Church, 324 Gay St.,
Lancaster from 6:30-8:30 p.m. At this meeting,
members hope to pick a name for the
club, discuss and perhaps vote on a proposed
constitution and bylaws, decide if it will
become an independent nonprofit or affiliate
under OSBA, and nominate candidates for
officers and trustees. Membership due will
be collected - $15 single and $25 family. It
was suggested at the organizational meeting
that everyone who can, bring a snack to
share. Paper goods and drinks are taken
care of. Come and be part of the founding
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Surge in overdose deaths
The Franklin County Coroner’s Office
saw another surge in overdose deaths
under a 24-hour period in Franklin
Between the hours of 7:52 a.m. on Jan.
28 and 4:35 a.m. on Jan. 29 there were five
apparent overdose deaths located in the zip
codes of 43125, 43123, 43230 and 43229.
the coroner’s office toxicology team is conducting
initial testing to confirm if these
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For those Franklin County residents
with family or friends that might be at risk
for an overdose, the coroner’s office ask
that they take the necessary steps to have
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The general public can obtain naloxone at
any pharmacy without a prescription, at a
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Franklin County Public Health along
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Schools seek levy/bond issue
The Groveport Madison Board of
Education will place a combined operating
levy and bond issue on the May 7 ballot.
The proposed 6.10 mill continuing operating
levy, if approved by the voters, would
replace the current five year 6.68 mill levy
that will expire on Dec. 31, 2019.
The proposed levy will be combined into
one ballot issue with a proposed 37-year,
4.72 mill, $83.6 million bond issue that
would generate funds to build three new
pre-K through sixth grade elementary
schools and one new middle school for
grades seven and eight. The pre-K through
sixth grade buildings would hold about
1,067 students each and the middle school
would hold about 1,000 students.The bond
issue would also provide funds to demolish
the existing elementary schools and middle
schools. If the plan is approved by voters, it
would reduce the number of schools in the
district from 10 to five. The locations of
where the new schools would be built has
not been determined.
If voters approve the bond issue to build
the schools, the Ohio Facilities
Construction Commission would fund 53
percent of the estimated $148.7 million
project and Groveport Madison would fund
47 percent with the district’s local share
being $83.6 million.
According to Groveport Madison
Treasurer John Walsh, if the bond issue is
approved, the estimated increased annual
property tax for the owners of the following
valued homes would be: $100,000 market
value: $164.96; $125,000 market value:
$206.20; $150,000 market value: $247.44;
$175,000 market value: $288.68; and
$200,000 market value: $329.92
District officials state the bond issue is
needed to: replace aging school buildings;
ease student overcrowding; eliminate the
22 modular classrooms in the district;
enable there to be identical academic and
other programs in each school; result in
less acreage to be maintained; create more
overall efficiency; younger students would
be separated from older students in the elementaries
and buses; and provide for modern
safety features (the team noted the current
schools cannot be retrofitted to meet
modern safety needs).
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F.C.A. §§ 617;
CPLR 315, 316
FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF CHAUTAUQUA
In the Matter of
Minor Child M.B.
A Child under Eighteen Years of Age
Alleged to be Neglected by
IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK:
520 W 6 th St
Jamestown, NY 14701
File #: 17757
Docket #: NN-02650-18
A petition under Article 10 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this Court requesting the
following reliefs: Pre-Petition Application and Neglect;
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court on
Date/Time: March 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Purposes: Service on Respondent and Return on Publication
Floor/Room: Floor 1/Room See Court Officer
Presiding: Hon. Michael J. Sullivan
Location: Community Municipal Building (Old Mayville School)
2 Academy Street, Suite 5
Mayville, NY 14757
to answer the petition and to be dealt with in accordance with Article 10 of the Family Court Act.
On your failure to appear as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
Dated: January 15, 2019
TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT:
David E Travis, Chief Clerk
The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Michael J.
Sullivan of the Family Court, Chautauqua County, dated and filed with the petition and other papers in the
Office of the Clerk of the Family Court, Chautauqua County.
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