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March 24 - April 6, 2019 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLV, No. 19

4220 W. Broad St.

(Across from Westland Mall)

614 272-6485 open 7 days a week

Featuring

our

famous

STEAK

COMBO!!

Rat workshops

held in Prairie

By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

Katie Roush was certain she was still in

a dream.

It was late in the night when an urge to

quench her thirst roused the Prairie

Township woman out of bed. As she poured

her water into a cup, she noticed a shadowy

movement near the base of her

kitchen floor at the corner of her eye.

Drawn to the atypical disturbance, she

blinked once, twice, three times rapidly to

try to rid her mind of the vision of a foot-

See RATS page 2

Inside

Page 11

A message

for students

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle

Cap City Kidz, an educational arts production

company that specializes in

puppetry, brought a fun message on

serious topics to the students at Darby

Woods Elementary School on March 11.

The company, which is in its second

year, held two 45-minute presentations

at the school to address ways to deal

with bullying and make safer choices

when meeting strangers. Shown above

on the far left and right are co-founders

Frances and Tim Irvin, respectively, with

first grade students Khadijo Khalid and

Roosevelt Spillman and, of course, the

puppets. At right, the Professor (left)

speaks to Keyshawn (aka his younger

self) about bullying.

Pets of the Week ................. 11

The Reel Deal ..................... 16

Traffic Cameras

Community members question traffic

camera system in township Page 3

Special Skills

Special Olympics students from SWCS

compete on the hardwood Page 12

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community hours to listen to the issues and

concerns of Columbus residents. The event

will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

March 30 at Amy’s Donuts, 650

around the westside

RATS

Continued from page 1

long rat making itself at home in her dwelling.

“At first I thought that this can’t be happening, that

I was still in that dream state,” she said.

But Roush realized she was not dreaming.

“I backed my way out the kitchen and walked down

the hallway as quietly as I could, shut my door, put a

towel under it, grabbed my dogs and just sat on my bed

in a state of grossed out shock.”

After finally coming to the realization that it really

was a rat, she turned on her phone and got to work.

“I couldn’t sleep, so I immediately started researching

ways to get rid of them,” said Roush. “I texted my

husband and told him to bring as many rat traps home

as he could, then I called Orkin and told them to come

out as soon as they could. After they came out and told

me I had entryways into my house, I bought concrete

mix, silicon caulk, boards, anything.

The Prairie Township resident then ordered ultrasonic

pest repellers.

“I wanted them out, I wanted them gone and I

wanted them to stay gone.”

In the weeks after her first incident in February of

last year, she found seven rats total — five outdoors and

two indoors. Fortunately for Roush, she has not

encountered any more rats since fortifying her home

but the same cannot be said for many other people living

in the area.

Since being made aware of the growing rat infestation

problem last summer, the township has been collaborating

with Franklin County Public Health

(FCPH) to try to get a foothold on the issue.

“It’s not a quick fix; it’s going to be a slow process,

but we’re trying,” said Zoning Inspector Connie

Swisher.

One measure the partners have taken is to establish

a Rat Prevention and Elimination Workshop,

which is a free educational program for the community.

There, the residents learn how to identify entry

points, take steps to fix them and the means that can

be used to eliminate them. The first session was held

on March 19 with roughly 45 people in attendance.

One identifying feature of a rat problem on your

property, said Sarah Fink, a mosquito management

and vector programs specialist with FCPH, are burrow

holes under brush or alongside the foundation.

“They want to feel protected and having burrows in

these places make them feel right at home,” she

explained.

Since burrows can often be used by other animals

such as snakes or chipmunks, she suggested crumpling

up a piece of paper, placing it in the hole and

monitoring whether the paper has been displaced.

“If it is, the chances are that you have an active rat

hole.”

She suggested patching up any possible entry

points — even the easily overlooked openings like dryer

vents — with silicone caulk or steel wool and wire.

“The steel wool and wire are good options, but I

have to mention that rats can chew through hard

materials,” said Fink.

She said if fortifying the foundation, be sure to put

any sheeting at least two feet into the ground. As for

homes, she recommended rat traps with greasy, protein

rich foods like peanut butter, bacon, and Slim

Jims. She did warn the residents that they are dealing

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Georgesville Road. Community hours gives

residents more opportunities to talk with

council members about what is important

to them and how council can help. All members

of the community are encouraged to

attend. For more information, contact

Kevin McCain at 614-645-5829.

with highly intelligent and suspicious animals.

“It may take them a few days to feel comfortable

going up to investigate,” Fink said.

She said rodenticides can be used, but be mindful of

who or what is also living in your homes.

“If you have small children or pets, be aware of the

risks,” she said. “If a dog eats a rat that had been poisoned,

they’ll have eaten a rat with poison in it. You’ll

have to take them to the veterinarian or an emergency

animal hospital to be checked out.”

She also went over other elimination suggestions,

such as dry ice in burrows — she warned not to use

these close to the foundation as you do not want CO2

coming into your home — as well as clove oil and Coca-

Cola in burrows.

“Those haven’t been proven scientifically but some

people said they have found success with those methods.”

Fink did not, however, recommend live traps.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea,” she said. “You run

the risk of catching a pathogen and then you have to

think about where you would release it. I mean, how

many people would be happy if they saw you release a

rat near their property?”

She also said if you are facing an infestation, only

licensed, professional help from a pest control specialist

will do.

The issue of trash left out in bags was discussed at

the workshop, especially after the public health representatives

said to use alternative means, such as thick

plastic or sturdy metal cans.

Residents said they feel the elimination of bags left

on the curb for collection, or just outside in general,

could greatly quell the rat problem.

“We cannot allow people to keep leaving garbage

bags out,” said one resident. “It’s disgusting and

attracts rats, among other things. I’ve seen them chewing

through them on multiple occasions.”

Swisher said she and Township Administrator Rob

Peters have discussed the collection issues but said it

was ultimately up to the trustees to make that decision.

During this discussion, one resident mentioned

commercial trash and faulty bins, to which Swisher

said they were also trying to address.

Due to the scale of the problem, the workshop will

be held for the community twice more in April, once on

the 1st at 1 p.m. and once on the 3rd at 6:30 p.m. It will

be held at the Prairie Township Hall, 23 Maple Drive.

Swisher said she hopes that the community will

attend the workshop and learn more about prevention

and elimination topics and then spread the word

amongst their families, friends and neighbors.

“We all have to do our part to combat the issue,” she

said. “It’s not going to take a small handful of people to

do it, it’s going to take all of us.”

As for Roush, who attended the workshop, she said

she still has lingering paranoia about her rat

encounter one year ago.

“I’ve done what I can but I still have this fear that

I’m going to come home one day and they’re chilling in

my kitchen, eating crackers,” she said. “I don’t want

that to happen, so I have to stay vigilant and make

sure my house isn’t attractive to them.”


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Government Focus

Community concerned about speed cameras

By Amanda Ensinger

Staff Writer

As Franklin Township cracks down on speeders in the area,

several residents are taking issue with the new processing, saying

the township has turned into a speed trap.

Late last year, Franklin Township introduced a new handheld

camera system that allows them to more efficiently enforce speed

limits and reduce traffic accidents. Using the handheld cameras,

deputies have been positioned at high traffic areas where there

has been increased speeding and accidents. Among these locations

is Frank Road.

However, several residents have expressed concerns about the

new ticketing process, saying they are being unfairly targeted, and

the township is using the new system as a way of generating revenue

and not protecting residents.

Franklin Township Police Chief Byron Smith said this couldn’t

be further from the truth.

“We have two major complaints - drugs and speeding,” Smith

said. “We only have so many tax dollars to work off of and this new

system allows us to use our resources in the most efficient ways

possible. We have the highest overdose rate in the county and one

of the highest in the state, this new system allows us to focus on

these issues even more.”

Smith said on average it takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes

per traffic stop. By using a camera system during peak speeding

hours, the township is able to stretch their resources further

because officers are eliminating time on traffic stops.

The handheld camera system is used by one officer during the

school hours, which is peak speeding time, according to Smith.

Typically, the township has four officers on first shift, four officers

on second shift and three officers on third shift.

Residents are ticketed for going 10 miles per hour or more over

the speed limit, according to Smith. Several residents complained

about getting tickets for going slightly over the speed limit, something

Smith and township leadership adamantly deny.

“The township has never issued a citation for any less than 12

miler per hour over the speed limit,” Smith said. “If anyone is getting

a ticket for going less than 10 miles over the limit, please contact

me because that means there is an issue with our system. Our

system is setup to not send tickets to anyone for going less than 10

mile per hour over the speed limit.”

Trustee John Fleshman echoed this saying he would love to see

if anyone has gotten a ticket for going less than 10 mile per hour.

Township selling properties

By Amanda Ensinger

Staff Writer

Franklin Township is unloading some

property they have accumulated in an

effort to bring more funds into the area. At

a recent meeting, the board of trustees

approved the sale of several properties.

Realtor Laura Esterline gave an update

to the board about the sale of properties

the township currently possesses due to

unpaid taxes. Among these properties was

the sale of 1439 Little Avenue and the parcel

at 867 Hart Road.

The township reduced the price for the

home on Little Avenue and accepted an

offer of $34,900 and accepted an offer for

$32,000 for the parcel on Hart Road.

Also, at the meeting, the board discussed

the need for more security at township

hall.

“I would recommend we have better

security in our building,” said Bryon

Smith, police chief for Franklin Township.

“When someone leaves, we have to replace

keys. If we have a digital locking system, it

will be easier to deal with security when

we have turnover.”

Trustee John Fleshman said he recommended

some sort of badge system where

employees can scan a badge to access the

building.

Smith, as well as Franklin Township

Road Superintendent Jim Stevens agreed

to examine this more and present options

to the board in an upcoming meeting.

In other news, the board discussed

offering township employees Hepatitis A

and B vaccines.

The township plans to partner with Mt.

Carmel Hospital and setup booths to give

employees the vaccines in the coming

weeks.

“If someone can show me a ticket they got for going less than 10

miles per hour, I will pay it myself,” Fleshman said. “Speeding is

a big issue in this township and we have had multiple deaths as a

result of it. We need to address this safety issue.”

However, Fleshman said they are not enacting this new system

in an effort to generate more revenue.

“If we never write another ticket again and everyone goes the

speed limit, we would be happy,” Fleshman said. “We started

using these cameras to protect residents and have been transparent

about this entire process.”

The township has issued more than 3,800 tickets from

December 2018 to mid-March 2019. This has resulted in approximately

$104,000 in revenue for the township. As of mid-March,

these funds were broken up and distributed to the general fund,

road department, police department and a scholarship fund.

“Sixty percent of the received fines goes to the police department.

This money helps with equipment and manpower to address

the other major complaint we have,” Smith said. “Ten percent of

the money is diverted to roads, 2 percent of the money received is

put away for a scholarship fund for graduating seniors at Franklin

Heights and 28 percent of the money received goes to the general

fund to be used for community projects.”

According to Smith and Fleshman, community projects could

include a new community center for the region, sidewalk additions

or improvements, creating another community garden or sponsoring

more community clean-ups.

Each speeding ticket is priced at a flat $100 fee, according to

Smith. This, he said, is lower than the average speeding ticket in

Ohio, which starts at about $140 and goes up with an increase in

speed.

“After receiving a ticket, a person has 30 days to contest it or

pay it,” Fleshman said. “A magistrate will hear arguments for

tickets and determine

if the person

should pay the ticket,

have the ticket

reduced or thrown

out.”

For more information

on the speed

monitoring system,

visit www.franklintownship.com.

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community events

Free meal at Lamb of God

The Church of the Lamb of God will

host a free community meal from 11 a.m.

to 2 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each

month at 272 Fernhill Ave. in Columbus.

For additional information, call 614-706-

4945.

ST. MARGARET OF

CORTONA CHURCH

21st Annual

“Best Fish Fry Dinner in Town!”

Six Fridays during Lent: March 8 th -April 12 th

4:30 - 7:30 PM

Fried Ocean Perch or Baked Cod, with French Fries, Baked

Potato or Sweet Potato, Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw,

Applesauce, Roll & Butter, homemade desserts. FREE COFFEE!

ADULTS: $10.00 • SENIORS $9.50;

CHILDREN (10 & UNDER) $5.00 (Free under 3)

Pop, Beer, Seconds & Carryouts available

1600 N. Hague Ave. INFO: 614-279-1690

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Healthcare Documents

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SPRING

IS HERE!!!

Come and Get It!

Is Now Back!

Deadlines are:

Tuesdays by 5 pm.

For following Monday’s Publication.

Come and Get Itt is a weekly column that offers readers

an opportunity to pass along surplus building materials,

furniture, electronic equipment, crafts, supplies,

appliances, plants or household goods to anybody who will

come and get them - as long as they’re FREE. NO PETS!

Just send us a brief note describing what you want to get

rid of, along with your name, address and phone number.

Nonprofit organizations are welcome to submit requests for

donations of items. Send information to The Columbus

Messenger, Attention: Come and Get It, 3500 Sullivant

Ave., Columbus, OH 43204. Deadline is Tuesdays by 5 pm

for following Mondays publication. Messenger

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may occur. Please contact us when items are gone.

272-5422

GOOD

By Josh Jordan

Staff Writer

A non-profit company, comprised of Ohio State University students,

is trying to make an impact on the small businesses of the

Hilltop.

Ascent wants to make that difference through lending, financial

education and advising using the resources of Ohio State.

Colin Caniglia is the CEO of Ascent and a sophomore at OSU

studying chemical engineering. He presented Ascent’s plan to the

Greater Hilltop Area Commission.

“A lot of people are distrustful of financial institutions,” said

Caniglia. “Our goal is to try to bridge that gap, be completely

straight forward and transparent with our process and try to give

as much aid and help that we can to small businesses.”

These services are not just for the Hilltop. The company’s mission

is to reduce financial inequality in all of Columbus, but they

are focusing on areas with the highest inequality including the

Hilltop, Franklinton and Linden.

“How can you trust a college student who’s coming over here to

lend money to small businesses?” asked Caniglia. “We have a

board of directors that is very competent and we model our organization

off of other organizations who have done this well in other

cities.”

The board of directors includes a professor at the Fisher College

of Business at OSU, an employee of the Boston Consulting Group,

and the owner of a small business lending institution in Nashville,

Tenn.

By Amanda Ensinger

Staff Writer

Local leaders have agreed to continue a popular program aimed

at recognizing service members. At a recent Prairie Township

meeting, the board agreed to continue the Military Hometown

Hero Banner Program.

The program is a tribute to recognize Prairie Township residents

and graduates of Westland High School who are serving, are

veterans or died in the line of duty while serving the United States

Armed Forces.

“The program

started last year and

honors local residents

who have severed

our country,”

said Rob Peters,

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All ads received by mail, in person,

email or phone will be included in the drawing.

Drawing will be held May 1st, 2019

and the winner will be notified

and published in

our May 5th issue

LUCK!

township administrator

for Prairie

Township. “For the

program this year,

we are asking for

guidance on the

number or banners

you want to have

and the cost of each

banner.”

In 2018, the township

had 15 banners

and the cost was $85

per banner for residents.

“This year we

have bandwidth to

do more banners and

the cost needs to be

slightly adjusted,”

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Community Focus

Non-profit offers aid to small businesses

Ascent’s lending program focuses on micro-loans of $500 to

$5,000 with an annual percentage rate between 4 and 8 percent,

much lower than most small business loan options.

“Our target customer is a small business owner that would go

to other financial institutions, a credit card, or a bank to get their

means for funding,” said Caniglia. “We are a non-profit, so our goal

is help as many small businesses as possible to avoid lenders.”

Their team of advisors has been helping businesses in other

communities but is now making a push to receive applications for

assistance from the Hilltop.

“The goal of our advisory team is to use Ohio State as a

resource,” said Emily Hovis, a business advisor at Ascent. “We

take students who have skills in special areas that businesses

need help with, and we pair them up.”

Their advisory services can vary from financial advising to website

design, a project Hovis just finished up with a Linden business.

Ascent also offers financial education courses and has teamed

up with the Westgate Community Recreation Center and the

Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone to host these classes. Residents

can contact Ascent or the host sites for more information.

The commission seemed optimistic about the program and welcomed

the business to the Hilltop.

“I think what they are trying to do is great,” said commissioner

J.D. Groves. “But I hope they can take it a step further and identify

and approach businesses in the community with a specific

need.”

For additional information, visit www.ascentmicrofinance.org.

Township honors Hometown Heroes

Peters said. “The actual cost to create the banners was $109, so I

recommend we adjust the price to reflect the actual cost.”

The board agreed to hang up to 45 banners in 2019, as well as

make this price adjustment. However, they did make some exceptions

for residents.

“I think if someone participated last year and isn’t making any

changes to their banner, we should rehang those banners at no

cost to them,” said Steven Kennedy, township trustee. “I also think

we should continue to give participants the banners after we take

them down.”

Last year, the township kept the banners up during the warmer

summer months and took the banners down when the weather

started to change. The township is planning to display the banners

from May to August.

The banners will continue to be hung on street lamps on West

Broad Street in the township and will include the service member’s

name, image, military branch and rank.

“The spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis,”

Kennedy said. “Currently, there are about 14 spots available.”

There are three different types of banners participants can get

- an active duty, veteran and memorial banner. An active duty

banner is designated with a blue star, the veteran banner has a

white star and the memorial banner has a gold star. Memorial

banners will be designated for those who have died in the line of

duty.

This year, the township also hopes to create a walking tour

guide with photos and information about those honored on the

banners.

“We would like to have this guide on the township’s website, as

well as in the township office,” Peters said.

For those who can’t afford a banner, but want to recognize a

service member, the township will be collecting donations to pay

for banners for families that cannot afford them. Residents also

can sponsor a specific banner if they desire.

Nominations for banner recognitions are due April 1. For more

information, visit www.prairietownship.org/294/Military-

Hometown-Hero-Banner-Program.


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Active Lifestyles

A bi-monthly feature celebrating the

wisdom, experience and contributions of our community’s senior citizens

Senior citizens are frequent targets of scammers

Fraud is a massive problem for older

Americans.

A report recently released by the U.S.

Senate Special Committee on Aging estimates

they lose an incredible $2.9 billion a

year to financial exploitation schemes and

scams. Seniors are targeted by foreign and

domestic criminals who want to rob them of

their hard-earned retirement savings.

They are being exploited by strangers over

the phone, through the mail, and online.

Unfortunately, the committee notes, far too

many seniors are targeted by family members

or by other people they trust.

Older adults are most vulnerable to

fraud within three years of suffering a life

altering event such as loss of a loved one,

illness or while facing an imminent foreclosure.

Scammers scour various sources

gathering this information and approach

the victim offering comfort and solutions to

their problems.

Beware of phishing emails used to collect

usernames, passwords, Social Security

numbers, and other personal information.

No legitimate organization will ever ask for

your password or other personal information.

If you receive such a message, delete

The benefits of aging

Many people think of growing older in a

negative light.

Although there are some side effects of

aging that one may wish to avoid, people

may find that the benefits of growing older

outweigh the negatives.

Seniors are a rapidly growing segment

of the population. With so many people living

longer, it’s time to celebrate the perks

of getting older rather than the drawbacks.

Here are some benefits to growing old.

•Higher self-esteem: The insecurities of

youth give way as one ages, and older people

have less negativity and higher selfesteem.

Qualities like self-control and

altruism can contribute to happiness.

•Financial perks: Seniors are entitled to

discounts on meals, museum entry fees,

movies, and other entertainment if they’re

willing to disclose their ages. Discounts are

available through an array of venues if one

Disabled American Veterans

The Disabled American Veterans

Chapter 144 meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth

Tuesday of every month at The American

Legion Post 532, 1571 Demorest Road. Call

Will Davis at 309-0171.

club meetings

Informed Aging - By Michelle Missler

speaks up. Seniors also can enjoy travel

perks, with slashed prices on resorts, plane

tickets and more.

•Reasoning and problem-solving skills:

Brain scans reveal that older adults are

more likely to use both hemispheres of

their brans simultaneously something

called bilateralization. This can sharpen

reasoning skills.

•Less stress: As people grow older, they

are able to differentiate their needs from

wants and focus on more important goals.

This can alleviate worry over things that

are beyond one’s control. Seniors may realize

how little the opinions of others truly

mean in the larger picture, thereby feeling

less stress about what others think of

them.

Growing older may involve gray hair or

wrinkling skin, but there are many positive

things associated with aging.

American Legion Post 799

American Legion Post 799 holds its

monthly meetings on the second Thursday

of each month at 7 p.m. at the Prairie

Township Fire Station, 123 Inah Ave.

Anyone interested in joining the legion

should attend. For information, contact

Commander Vernon Hall at 878-9914.

it without replying, opening any attachments,

or clicking on any links within the

email.

Based on calls to the Senate Aging

Committee’s Fraud Hotline, these are the

10 most-reported scams of 2018:

1. IRS Impersonation Scam

2. Robocalls/Unsolicited Phone Calls

3. Sweepstakes Scam/Jamaican Lottery

Scam

4. Computer Tech Support Scams

5. Elder Financial Abuse

6. Grandparent Scams

7. Romance Scams

8. Social Security Impersonation Scam

9. Impending Lawsuit Scams

10. Identity Theft

If you receive a suspicious call, hang up

and call the U.S. Senate Special Committee

on Aging’s Fraud Hotline at 1-855-303-

9470. Victims of financial exploitation, over

age 60 and residents of Franklin County,

can call the Franklin County Adult

Protective Services program at 614-525-

4348.

Michelle Missler is the director of the

Franklin County Office on Aging.


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Franklin County Board of Commissioners: Marilyn Bown • John O’Grady • Kevin L. Boyce

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and The Franklin County Office on Aging join with the Messenger Newspaper in providing this update on aging issues in Franklin County.

Are You Considering Moving To A Smaller Home?

Are you considering moving to a smaller home or maybe one that is more “senior friendly”?

Have the hardships of Ohio winters made you vow to never shovel another snowy

sidewalk? Studies have shown that more than 85% of adults over 65 would like to stay in

their home as they age. What you have to examine carefully is whether the decision to stay

put is practical and feasible.

To Move or Not to Move

Deciding to stay at home or move to a more supportive environment can be a difficult and

emotional decision. Older adults who relocate usually do so as a result of retirement, the

loss of a spouse or health changes.

If you are a homeowner and are considering moving, here are some points to consider:

• Does your house need major work in the next few years (a new roof, windows or doors,

furnace, exterior updating)?

• Will the layout accommodate you as you get older? Are there too many stairs and no

main-floor bathroom?

• Does the community lack the resources you need, such as adequate health care,

shopping and public transit? Accessible public transportation is vital to independent

living. Could you stay in your current home if you or your spouse could no longer drive?

• Is there smaller, less expensive but suitable housing in your neighborhood, so you can

remain near friends and relatives?

“Ask yourself many questions about the physical practicality of the house and of your plans

to stay in it,” says Toronto author P.J. Wade in Have Your Home and Money Too (John Wiley

& Sons, 1999).

“As you age, so does the house. Will it age well? What do you really love about living there?

Make a list of your needs and desires. Could you satisfy those needs and desires and

perhaps others as well with other housing?”

Assess the cost of major repairs and modernizations that may become necessary over the

next 10 years. These upgrades – and any resulting increases in property taxes – must be

factored into your budget when you’re deciding whether to stay or move.

“As we age, services become more important,” Wade goes on to say. “Assess your chosen

community and the variety of services it has to offer when you are analyzing whether to age

in place.”

Making Due with Less

It isn’t always feasible to move a lifetime of memories with you. With proper planning, you

can be sure to select the most meaningful items and eliminate the rest. If you haven't used

something in a year or two decide if you really need it. It may be more difficult to part with

collectibles, so concentrate on paperwork. Consult your tax adviser to see how long you

must keep tax records and receipts and toss everything else. If you continue to store your

children’s belongings years after they have moved out, ask them to help you pare these

down to a few precious items.

Tips for purging the excess:

• Hold a garage sale to get rid of extra belongs and earn cash to help may finance your

move.

• Consider working with a consignment shop to sell gently used items.

• Donate items to family, friends and charity --- particularly nontraditional charities that

service fire victims, immigrants or the homeless.

• Consider holding an auction to sell furniture or large items of value.

Explore all Your Options

Many options are available if the escalating cost of homeownership is a primary reason for

your move.

• Inquire about government programs that may help relieve the financial burden. In

Franklin County property tax payment plans allow older and low-income homeowners to

establish payment arrangements that fit their budgets and possibly leave more income

for daily living. Call the Franklin County Treasurer’s office at (614) 525-3438 for more

information.

• You may qualify for home renovation grants or loans to help with needed repairs. For

more information call the City of Columbus at (614) 645-8526 or your city’s development

department.

• Using the equity in your home to make needed repairs or modifications might also be an

option. Check with you current mortgage lender or the Better Business Bureau for tips

on selecting these services.

Moving a houseful of memories can be overwhelming, but careful planning can offset much

of the stress. Seek advice from other seniors who have recently moved. View this as

another adventure to add to your impressive list of lifetime achievements.


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Crafting an effective cover letter

A strong cover letter may not

guarantee you land a good job,

but a poor cover letter may guarantee

you won't. On its own, an

effective cover letter can catch

the eye of hiring managers

tasked with finding worthy candidates

among stacks of applications,

while a poor cover letter

may ensure hiring managers

never even glance at an applicant's

resume.An effective cover

letter should be concise, conveying

an applicant's work history

and goals in a few paragraphs or

less.

The following are some additional

ways men and women can

craft effective cover letters:

• Address a specific person when

possible.

• State your purpose early on.

• Explain why you are a qualified

candidate.

• Exhibit some knowledge about

the company to which you're applying.

• Be cordial in your closing

An effective cover letter can go a

long way toward making a

strong first impression on a

prospective employer. Men and

women should look at their cover

letters as their first opportunities

to connect with a company

and write their letters accordingly.

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As work is event based, it may be scheduled around academic, athletic or

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Job roles include: Guest Services, Security, Crowd Management and

other great positions.

Job requirements: must be 18 years of age or older, must have a high

school diploma or equivalent, be able to pass a Federal Background

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The rate of pay for this position is $14.00/hr. to

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This position requires that the employee must

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Update your skills in a secure job industry

The last several years have seen a series of

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amid such instability has been challenging

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for more security can take steps to find

careers that promise more long-term stability.

Focusing a job search on industries that have

shown strong growth and the ability to ride

out waves of economic turmoil can tip the

odds in your favor. Certain industries have

better long-term employment outlooks than

others, and men and women looking for more

stability should consider these industries

when pondering their next career moves.

Accounting

Thanks to ever-changing financial policies

and greater scrutiny placed on lending practices

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can range from entry-level to more advanced

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Medicine

Financial health does not safeguard people

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Make sure your resume doesn't cost you a job

Many a night's sleep has been lost

worrying about an upcoming job interview.

Questions like "Will I make

a good impression?" or "Am I qualified

for the job?" can make for a

restless night's sleep on the eve before

a job interview.

Writing a resume is another aspect

of the job hunt that can stoke your

nerves. Men and women may pour

over job timelines and skill summaries

for hours in an effort to ensure

they have included the right

mix of information to get noticed.

Though resume writing has

changed considerably over the

years, some conventional wisdom

about resumes still prevails, and

how closely potential applicants adhere

to these rules goes a long way

toward determining if they earn a

chance at an interview.

* Me, myself and I: While the resume

should showcase your professional

accomplishments, it also

should showcase how your skills relate

to the job you're applying for.

This way the company understands

you have researched the position

and are in tune with what they're

looking for in an applicant.

* One document for all responses: A

resume is not a static document. It

needs to change depending on the

job you're applying to. Although

there will be certain information

that can remain the same, update

the skills and other information

based on each position.

* One page is best: Applicants were

long told to keep their resumes concise,

limiting the document to just

one page. However, if your experience

is extensive or one page cannot

contain a long job history, don't be

afraid to submit a two-page resume.

* Failing to be selective:

You need

not include your

entire job history

on a resume, especially

if certain

past positions you

have held are

completely irrelevant

to the position

for which you

are applying.

Don't be afraid of

job gaps, either.

Many of today's

recruiters understand

that the changing economy

can make it challenging to maintain

steady employment.

* Overembellishment: Do not embellish

your skills. Always be open

and honest on your resume. You

may be asked to prove you can perform

certain tasks, and if you cannot

back up what is included on a

resume, you will have wasted your

time and the time the interviewer

spent discussing his company's

opening with you.

* Imperfections: A resume is a reflection

of you, so one with typographical

errors or a poor layout is

never acceptable. Ensure your resume

is as professional and errorfree

as possible. Have a friend or a

proofreader look it over before distributing.

* Paid positions: Internships or volunteer

work are perfectly acceptable

to include on a resume,

particularly for younger applicants

who may not have a wealth of professional

experience. Include a mix

of information on the resume that

will reflect your versatility.

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a pre-employment physical/drug screen, have no DUI’s and

have less than 4 points on their OH license.

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BETTY’S

Elderly Care

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& References Required. Drug Test.

Call: 614-777-5850

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ADVERTISING

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The Advertising Department at the

Columbus Messenger Newspapers

is seeking a

Helper for the Sales Department.

No Experience Necessary

Duties include: Set Appointments,

Make Calls, Run Errands, etc.

Salary plus auto allowance.

Seniors welcome to apply.

Please send your resume to:

Doug Henry, Advertising Manager

Columbus Messenger Newspapers

3500 Sullivant Ave.,Columbus, Ohio 43204

or e-mail to doughenry@columbusmessenger.com

Building a business wardrobe

The transition from college

student or stay-at-home mom

to full-time professional requires

a number of changes.

Those changes include updating

your wardrobe to give it a

more professional feel. Clothing

that's acceptable for a

jaunt to the store or a night

out may not be appropriate

for the office.

Just what constitutes a professional

wardrobe has

changed over the years, and

the guidelines for such attire

are no longer as firm as they

once were. But it still behooves

a woman to add some

classic, professional pieces to

her closet. While skirts and

pantyhose may no longer be

mandatory, dressing conservatively

and cleanly in an office

environment is always a

safe bet.

In order to achieve a

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wardrobe transformation

without breaking the bank,

the fashion experts at Marie

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to build around a base

suit. Find a suit that is flattering

to your figure and

make it a workplace staple.

Then purchase coordinating

pants, sweater sets, shirts,

another skirt, and accessories

that can be mixed and

matched with elements from

the suit to create different

looks. If your budget allows,

purchase another suit in a

different color so you can continue

to build wardrobe possibilities.

When selecting base pieces,

opt for neutral colors of tan,

gray, black, and blue so that

these items can be worn repeatedly

without being noticed.

Accessories and blouses

can offer pops of color when

necessary. A nice

handbag or pair of

shoes can quite easily

add color to an otherwise

monotone ensemble.

When selecting items

from the rack, look for

those that fit well but

aren't too constrictive

or racy. Inquire with

your new employer's hiring

manager or human resources

department to find out if the

workplace has any restrictions

on wardrobe. There

may be employee guidelines,

particularly in certain industries,

such as law or education.

If no such restrictions

are in place, keep skirts to

knee-length and avoid particularly

low-cut tops. Save

more revealing items for

nights out with friends.

Many employers have

adopted dress-down days as

perks for their employees. Although

you may be invited to

dress more casually, avoid

dressing for a day at the

beach or hanging around the

house. Opt for trouser-style

jeans that are free of rips and

embellishments. If athletic

shoes are allowed, make sure

they are clean and not the

pair you wear while tending

to your garden. Avoid graphic

T-shirts that feature potentially

offensive or suggestive

messages. In more conservative

companies, dressing

down may be opting for

khakis instead of suits. It is

important to know the difference.

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Pets of the week

Jennifer is a 10-year-old collie looking for a

quiet retirement home. She does have arthritis

in one knee and will need to find a home

where her family is knowledgeable about her

condition and can help her thrive. She may not

be able to chase a ball like she used to, but

she still has tons of love left to give. Jennifer is

available for adoption at the Franklin County

Dog Shelter.

FYI: 614-525-3647 or www.franklincountydogs.com

Arthur has been at the shelter since February.

He’s a 4-year-old puppy, eager to take long

walks with you and then cuddle up on the

couch and watch TV. Arthur is easy going and

prepared to meet his forever family and leave

the shelter behind. Adopt him from the

Franklin County Dog Shelter.

FYI: 614-525-3647 or www.franklincountydogs.com

Sugar Cookie is a lovely gal. She came in

from a rather rough life on the streets with an

eye injury. Cookie lost her eye but is getting

along just fine without it and is really looking

forward to a home of her own. She would do

best as an only cat in a quiet home. Cookie is

available for adoption through Colony Cats

and Dogs.

FYI: www.colonycats.org

These furry friends are

available for adoption

at local rescues and

shelters

Champ is a 2-yearold

beagle mix who

loves to play with

other dogs. He loves

toys and snuggling

on the couch. Champ

enjoys going for

walks and car rides.

He was kept tethered

all the time by his

previous owner so Champ can be a little shy

around people when you first meet him. The

good news, he warms up quickly. Champ is

up for adoption through Colony Cats and

Dogs.

FYI: www.colonycats.org

Donny (aka Spazzy)

is a young man who

is looking for his forever

home. When he

was a kitten, he used

to be full of so much

energy, he was nicknamed

Spazzy. He is

shy when you first

meet him but he

warms up quickly. He enjoys cuddles and

chasing his brother and sisters. Donny needs

some space because he is a big boy. He is

good with other cats and older kids. Snap up

this sweetie and adopt him from Friends for

Life Animal Haven.

FYI: www.fflah.org

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Get outdoors at Darby

The following are events scheduled at Battelle Darby Creek

Metro Park this spring. Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park is located

at 1775 Darby Creek Drive in southwest Franklin County.

• Composting Display, April 6-20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Stop

by and view an interactive display and learn how you can help the

environment by composting at home. Held in the Nature Center.

• Bison, April 6 at 6 p.m. - Not a cow, not a buffalo, it’s a bison.

Join us for a one-mile hike as we learn about this 2,000-pound

mammal. Meet at the Nature Center.

• Preschoolers: Trash to Treasurer, April 9 at 9:30 or 11 a.m. -

Learn how you can use composting to turn everyday scraps into

gardening gold. Meet at the Nature Center.

• Photo Group, April 13 at 10 a.m. - Learn new techniques that

produce exceptionally high-quality, high-impact black and white

images. Meet at the Nature Center.

• Yoga in the Park, April 13 at 11:30 a.m. - Learn movements

in an outdoor setting to help rejuvenate your mind and body.

• Coffee and Composting, April 14 at 1 p.m. - Join us for a cup

o’ Joe while you learn about the process of composting and the different

ways that you can set up your own composting system.

Meet at the Nature Center.

For more information about the park or its programs, call 614-

891-0700 or visit metroparks.net.

On the attack

Messenger photo by Pat Donahue

Bishop Ready senior Andrew Halko is on the attack in his second round win over Brookeville junior,

Devon Meyers. The wrestlers took part in the 82nd annual State Wrestling Individual Tournament, held

March 7-9 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. Halko qualified for his Division III 145-pound spot in the

tournament by finishing second in the District Tournament held March 2. Halko was joined on the state

stage by teammate, 120-pound sophomore Aiden Aiello.

LIST YOUR

PALM SUNDAY, GOOD FRIDAY AND

EASTER WEEK SERVICES

ON OUR EASTER CHURCH PAGE

in The Westside or Southwest Messenger

The page will print in our April 7th issue

The deadline for the Easter Church Page is

Friday, March 29th at 2:00 pm.

Call Kathy for

More Information

614-272-5422

Grace Ministries

464 Rathmell Rd., Columbus, OH 43137

Visit us at www.graceministries.org

Easter Sunday, March 27th

Sunrise Communion Service - 7:00 am

Easter Service - 10:30 am

Easter Egg Hunt immediately following 10:30 service

with over 5,000 eggs and prizes


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In Education

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A showcase

of skills

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle

To cap off the end to another successful

season on the hardwood, the Special

Olympics basketball coaches in the

South-Western City Schools District held

the first skills competition on March 6.

For more than an hour, the athletes who

played on the Special Olympics basketball

squads at Central Crossing, Franklin

Heights and Grove City High School

showcased their talents at specialized

events such as the Spot Shot, Speed

Dribble, 3-Point Shot and Target Pass.

Erin Henschen, one of the coaches at

Franklin Heights, said judging from the

reaction of the athletes and their fans,

they hope to make this skills competition

an annual event. Here were some of the

scenes captured during the competition.

Top right, The cheerleaders from Franklin

Heights had much to cheer about.

Bottom far right, Trumain Foster, of

Franklin Heights, is all smiles during the

Spot Shot event despite a few hitting the

rim.

Bottom right, Falcon Ben Hart competes

in the Speed Dribble.

Comets player Noah Williams receives a

medal at the end of the competition.

Williams competed in the 3-Point Shot.


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seeks qualified candidate to fill a

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A trustee must be at least 18 years old

and a resident of the South-Western

City School District. All library trustees

serve without compensation.

Interested candidates should submit

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Public Notice

ASSOCIATION ADS

READER

ADVISORY

The National Trade Association

we belong to has

purchased the following

classifieds. Determining

the value of their service

or product is advised by

this publication. In order

to avoid misunderstandings,

some advertisers do

not offer “employment”

but rather supply the

readers with manuals, directories

and other materials

designed to help

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order selling and other

businesses at home. Under

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license ID or credit card

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funds are based in US

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IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR MONONA COUNTY

IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF THOMAS KORN AND STEPHANIE KORN

UPON THE PETITION OF

THOMAS KORN,

Petitioner,

AND CONCERNING

STEPHANIE KORN

Respondent.

EQUITY NO. CDCD001867

APPLICATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE

COMES NOW, Petitioner, Thomas Korn, by and through his

attorney of record, Matt M. Minnihan, and states to the Court as

follows:

1. A Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, for the above referenced

case, was filed of record on May 5, 2018.

2. The present whereabouts of the Respondent, Stephanie Korn,

are currently unknown.

3. The parties have been estranged and without communication

for a period of ten (10) consecutive years.

4. Petitioner has performed a diligent search in an effort to locate

said Respondent, for the purpose of serving notice of the filed

petition.

5. The last known whereabouts of the Respondent is Columbus,

Ohio.

6. It is the request of Petitioner that notice of the petition be

published in a publication relevant and proximal to the last

known whereabouts of the Respondent, for two consecutive

weeks.

WHEREFORE, for the foregoing reasons, Petitioner prays to the

Court for permission to serve notice by publication in this matter.

MATT M. MINNIHAN

MINNIHAN LAW FIRM

906 9th Street

Onawa, Iowa, 51040

(712) 423-2006; (712) 423-2014 fax

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Drawing will be held May 1st, 2019

and the winner will be notified and published

in our May 5th issue .

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Busy Handyman Company

looking to hire exp. handyman

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minerals and other oil &

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SERVICES

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& COTA. $750/mth.

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home with elderly working

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or call 1-800-848-8141


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xClassified Services

INFORMATION

Look To The

Professionals

In Our

Service Directory

For

Quality

Service

That Is

OUT

OF

THIS

WORLD!

APPLIANCE REPAIR

Washer, Dryer, Stove &

Refrig. Repair 875-7588

AUTO SERVICE

SPRING INTO

MIDLAND AUTO

for all your

auto service needs!

614-278-9458/778-3864

A Rating-BBB - 46 yrs.

American & Foreign Cars

BASEMENT

WATERPROOFING

Walker’s Basement

Waterproofing

Free Est. 614-359-4353

CARPET CLEANING

Dirt Busters Tile/Floor-Any

3 Rms - $44.95. Pet odor

treatment. 614-805-1084

CLEANING

Haley’s Cleaning Service

10 yrs. exp. Resid.& Business

Svcs!! 614-073-1140

haleybcleaningservice@g

mail.com

Cleaning, 20 yrs. exp.

Call Judy 614-946-2443

CONCRETE

EDDIE MOORE

CONSTRUCTION

Quality Concrete Work

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

Block Work & Excavation

Stamp Patios,

Bsmt. Wall Restoration

37 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.

Free Ests. 614-871-3834

Buckeye Cement

Contractors

Specializing In

Tearout & Replacing

Concrete of Any Type

Licensed • Bonded • Insured

36th Year in Business

614-539-5640

ALL-CITY CUSTOM

CONCRETE

All Types Concrete Work

New or Tear Out-Replace

37 Yrs. Exp.

(614) 207-5430

Owner is On The Job!

4/14 W/SW

CONCRETE

AJ’s Concrete,

Masonry

Good Work - Fair Prices

Block Foundations

Driveways • Sidewalks

Epoxy/Overlay Floors

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.

Now Accepting Credit Cards

614-419-9932

GALLION

CUSTOM CONCRETE LLC

Specializing in Custom Colors &

Custom Designs of Concrete.

Including Remove & Replace

41 yrs exp & Free Est.

Licensed & Insured

Reputation Built

On Quality

Ronnie

614-875-8364

See Us On Facebook

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concrete.com

FENCING

EAZY FENCE

Chain Link - Wood

No Job Too Big or Small

All Repairs ~ Free Est.

Insured. 614-670-2292

GUTTERS

Low Price-Great Service

5 & 6” Seamless gutters,

covers, siding, gutter clng.

Bill 614-306-4541

HAULING

DEAN’S HAULING

614-276-1958

CHEAP HAULING

614-816-6680

HEATING

HEATING

Complete System Clean & Check

$49.95

Free Carbon

Monoxide Testing

Gas-Oil-Electric Heat/Pumps

All Makes • All Models

43 yrs exp. • Sr. Discount

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614-351-9005

HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

Quality is our #1 Priority

HELMS’ CONTRACTING

Call For FREE ESTIMATES

New Kitchens & Baths

New Replacement Windows

Basement Remodels

Room Additions • Roofs

More than 25 Years Experience

Licensed • Insured • Bonded

Bill Helms 614-296-0850

or 614-801-1801 3-17

W/SW

4/14 A

4-14 W/SW

4/14 A

HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

C&JHandyman

Services LLC

Minor Plumbing &

Electric

Install Hot Water Tanks,

Dishwashers & Disposals

Also Fencing &

Interior/Exterior Painting

Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.

614-284-2100

SINCE 1973

Phil Bolon Contr.

Windows & Siding

Decks, Kitchens, Baths

Room Additions,

Flooring, Roofing

Bsmt Waterproofing

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.

45 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.

Lic.-Bond-Ins.

HOME

MAINTENANCE

LAWN CARE

4-14

A/M

Free Est. - Financing Avail.

Member BBB Of Cent. OH

O.C.I.E.B. ID #24273

614-419-3977

or 614-863-9912

LG

REMODELING

Interior & Exterior

Full Service Remodeling

• Bathrooms • Kitchens

• Tile • Drywall • Flooring

• Roofing • Siding • Etc.

NO JOB TO SMALL

A+ BBB Rating

A+ Angie’s List

Lic. • Bonded • Insured

614-488-8377

www.lgroofingcolumbus@gmail.com

Retired Finishing Carpenter

for all your extra home

repairs. over 40 yrs. exp.

Sonny 614-325-1910

Rodney’s Lawn Care

Excellent Lawn Care Services

Mowing, Trimming,

Edging, Mulching,

Shrub Trimming & Removal,

Driveway Sealing

4/14

Free Est. W/SW

614-571-3385

Accepting New Clients

Lawn maintenance including

mowing, plant

trimming, installation,

mulching. Free Estimate.

Call 614-301-3575 Patrick

WE PULL WEEDS!

No job too big or too small.

We offer a full range of

landscape services

Fast • Affordable • Reliable

Call Dustin for a

FREE Estimate today!

614-357-7847

4-14 A

4-14 A&M

4-14 w/sw/m

LAWN CARE

SOWER’S LAWN CARE

Mowing-trimming-mulching

Free Est. 614-397-0566

LET US MAINTAIN

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN

FOR YOU

Summer, Spring,

Winter or Fall

WE DO IT ALL!!!!

Lawn Cuts, Edging,

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,

Mulching, Hauling,

Garden Pond &

Home Maint.

Free Ests. Low Rates

$20 & Up

Kevin - 614-905-3117

MOVING

Aaron Allen Moving

Local Moving Since 1956

Bonded & Insured

614-299-6683, 263-0649

Celebrating 60 yrs in business

A Complete

Moving

Reasonable, Reliable

No Job Too Small

PUCO #150692-HG

Free Estimate

614-878-1179

Proof in Pictures helping

you in retaining your security

dep. 614-562-1567

MOWER REPAIR

LAWN MOWER DR.

“House Calls Only”

Overall Checkups

Oil Change & Filter,

Spark Plug &

Blades Sharpened

MINOR REPAIR

John

614-395-7909

johnellis0333@sbcglobal.net

PAINTING

PAINTING

614-702-3017

3-31 A

A Job Well Done Again

A lic. General Contractor

Some Skilled Services

Incl: Painting • Stucco,

Repair•Carpentry•Exterior

Drainage & Home Maint.

Call Today! 614-235-1819

LeVay Painting Co.

Interior & Exterior painting,

Wall Repair,

Wallpaper Removal &

4-14

Powerwashing.

A&M

Zach

614-886-8926

Painting - Ext. & Int.

17 Yrs. Exp.

Clif 614-508-3742

Painting - Int./Ext.

Power Wash-Gutters Clnd

Free Est. - 26 Yrs Exp.

Call Dave 614-270-2369

God Bless

4/14 A&M

PLASTERING

Plaster & Stucco

NEW AND

REPAIR

Established 1917

Geo. F. Neff & Co.

274-5629

PLUMBING

All About Drains & Plumb.

Will snake any sm drain

$125 + tax. 614-778-2584

ALL IN ONE

PLUMBING LLC

“One Call Does It All”

$25 OFF LABOR

With This Ad

A

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All Major Credit Cards Accepted

POWER WASHING

Spring Housewash

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Classified Services

TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

3093 W. Broad St., Cols.

614-367-9000

TERMITES? PESTS?

BED BUGS?

$100 off new termite services! with this ad

Monthly & Quarterly Pest Services

Great Prices!! Licensed & Insured

Visit Us

“Do It Yourself Pest Control”.

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SHOP THE CLASSIFIEDS!!

Only $1 per line

columbus

❏ Check for one additional FREE week.

Telephone: _________________________________________________________

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Last

First

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Print Your Ad Below…

One word each space. BE SURE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER OR ADDRESS is included in your

advertisement. The lessor of 4 words or 22 characters per line. We reserve the right to use abbreviations

when actual space exceeds amount purchased.

1. __________ __________ __________ __________

2. __________ __________ __________ __________

3. __________ __________ __________ __________

4. __________ __________ __________ __________

5. __________ __________ __________ __________

6. __________ __________ __________ __________

Columbus Messenger

3500 Sullivant Ave. • Columbus, Ohio 43204

614-272-5422

classified@columbusmessenger.com

$

3/31

Not Valid for Garage Sales

PEST

CONTROL

ROOFING

Robinson roofing & repairs

30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Cols.

resident. Lic./bonded/Ins.

Reas rates. Member of

BBB. Dennis Robinson

614-330-3087, 732-3100

West ___ Southwest ___ East ___ Southeast ___ Madison___

❏ Cash

❏ Check

❏ Money Order

❏ VISA ❏ MC

PEST

CONTROL

SEWING MACHINE

REPAIR

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.

service. Clean, oil, adjust

in your home. $39.95 all

work gtd. 614-890-5296

Credit Card

Information

___

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TREE SERVICES

BURNS TREE SERVICE

Trimming, Removal &

Stump Grinding.

614-584-2164

TROTT

TREE & LANDSCAPE

Tree Trimming

& Removal

Also Stump Removal

Free Est. - Fully Ins.

Call 614-235-3791

Cell 614-738-0682

Joe’s Tree & Yard Work

Trim, thin, shape bushes,

hedges, stump grinding,

hauling. 614-598-6247

Brewer & Sons Tree Service

• Tree Removal

• Tree Trimming 4-14

A&M

• Stump Grinding

• Bucket Truck Services

Best Prices • Same Day Service

614-878-2568

__(___)__

Exp. Date 3 digit code

Minimum Charge $5.00

3/31

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Westgate

United Methodist Church

61 S. Powell Ave.

Columbus, Ohio 43204

614-274-4271

westgateumc@sbcglobal.net

9:00 a.m. Worship Service

10:00 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study

WESTGATE

BAPTIST CHURCH

4234 Clime Road North, Columbus, OH 43228

614-279-6395

9:30 AM Sunday School

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West Broad

Church of the Nazarene

7430 W. Broad St.

Galloway, OH 43119

614.465.2766

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Parkview United

Methodist Church

344 S. Algonquin

Columbus OH 43204

614-274-8431

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Sunday School - 9:15am

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6:30pm in Soild Rock

WEST BROAD

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3361 W. Broad St.

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In Entertainment

“Captive State” explores

human life after aliens win

community events

The Reel Deal

Dedra Cordle

The thread of hope in the aftermath of

an extraterrestrial attack is predominant

in invasion movies. In most, if not all of

these films, the humans overcome insurmountable

odds by successfully fighting off

these technologically advanced beings and

then come together to rebuild a more perfect

world. With the latest product in this

disaster sub-genre, however, that thread is

burned and there is no hope to be found in

the cinders.

In “Captive State,” we witness the aftermath

of an invasion where the aliens have

won. Brief clips of news footage shows a

valiant fight after the initial event, but the

humans falter in the face of a more

advanced species. To lessen the threat of

complete annihilation, the governments of

the world reach a treaty with the aliens

wherein they work for them in exchange

for the promise of “human unity.”

In the years since the signing of the

treaty, government leaders and their families

and friends have profited immensely

by creating surveillance networks to catch

any suspected unity dissenters. Gone are

the days when people would willingly

share their private lives and in its place is

a hyper-surveilled state where every single

moment of your life is tracked and monitored

by the police, the government and our

apparent alien overlords.

Income inequality has also reached its

highest levels to date (the film is set in the

“near” future) and the less fortunate work

for minimal gain with little hope of upward

mobility. Among those in the latter wealth

bracket is Gabriel Drummond (Ashton

Sanders), a teenager who lost his mother

and father during the initial invasion, and

most recently his brother, who was one of

the leaders in a defeated underground

resistant movement known as Phoenix.

Because of his familial ties, Gabriel is

more vigilantly monitored but he takes

risks here and there because of his desire

for a better life. While trying to make a little

bit more money on

the side one day, he

discovers that news

reports of the demise

of Phoenix have been

greatly exaggerated.

Now, he has to decide

whether to follow in the footsteps of his

elder brother Rafe (Jonathan Majors) and

fight against the aliens and their government

supporters, or eke out a life under a

state of hyper-surveillance and unequal

rule.

“Captive State” is a film that mines elements

from previous invasion movies while

also making it feel relevant to today’s

world and original in the world movie. The

problem is there are too many ideas and

not enough coherence to follow them

through. While Gabriel is technically the

main role in this film, it splinters into

points-of-view from a cop of dubious loyalties

(played by John Goodman) and various

members of Phoenix as they try to pull off

an attack. While these POV’s are interesting

— if you ever wanted to see how “terrorist”

cells work, this would be the film to

watch — they create a muddling effect with

the overall movie, making it feel far more

tedious than it actually is.

If you’re looking for an alien invasion

movie that is action packed and full of

witty repertoire, “Captive State” is not it.

In fact, there is barely any humor or levity

to be found within. But if you’re interested

in seeing a movie in this sub-genre that is

original albeit muddled, it might be worth

a watch in the future on a streaming service.

Grade: C

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff

writer and columnist.

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