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March 24 - April 6, 2019 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVI, No. 20

Lone Raven soars

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

The Celtic/World Music band Lone Raven performed a splendid blend of Celtic, Scottish, and folk music

for a large crowd at Groveport Town Hall on March 10. Pictured here, from left to right, are Craig Markley

(guitar, percussion, keyboard, whistle, and flute), Kara Markley Sterling (vocals and fiddle), and

Elizabeth Blickenstaff (vocal harmony and fiddle).

New softball fields still soggy

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

The backstops and dugouts are in place, but the

new softball fields at Groveport Madison High School

are unfinished and have been a sea of mud without

turf and therefore not ready for play.

“The weather has been the primary factor,”

Groveport Madison Deputy Superintendent Jamie

Grube said. “We have had more than 41 days of weather

delays with rain and snow, which has made efforts

to do site prep work difficult.”

Grube said crews have been making ongoing efforts

to dry out the fields.

“The site work contractor scraped additional soil to

build a larger stone base to install drainage and the

foundation for the field,” said Grube. “Unfortunately,

the precipitation makes a muddy slurry which is

impractical for site prep work.”

When asked when the two new softball fields at the

high school would be ready for use, Grube said, “That

seems to be the big question. Our original goal was the

end of February to early March. At this point, our best

chance for the turf completion is an April 5 completion

for the varsity field and a May 3 completion for the

junior varsity field. The outfields are also weather

dependent for site work on the field and the ability to

harvest and install sod.”

See SOGGY, page 2

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City’s development

director job could

be recreated

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

Groveport City Council is considering creating an assistant

administrator/development director position in order to enhance

development in the city.

According to Groveport City Administrator Marsha Hall, until

2011 there were two positions: economic development director and

finance director. However, in 2011, the economic development

director was made the interim finance director when the then current

finance director resigned.

“Directing the finance department was in addition to his other

duties overseeing economic development and acting as assistant

administrator,” said Hall. “In 2012, those duties became permanent,

mostly because the finance operations were going well and

as a convenience.”

Hall said establishing a new assistant administrator/development

director position is needed because, “The city is emphasizing

development in the downtown, office, and the city’s Gateway

districts, which requires the time that the position currently gives

to finance. We believe it’s in the city’s best interest to once again

go back to two positions so that development can have the attention

it requires. Additionally, I know of no other municipality that

combines these two positions. This was the set-up from the creation

of the economic development director’s position in 2001 until

late 2011 when Jeff Green took on the interim finance director

duties.”

Hall said the annual pay range for the assistant administrator/development

director position would be from $70,446 to

$113,237.

“This is the current grade for assistant administrator, finance

director and chief of police,” said Hall.

Hall indicated that current assistant administrator/finance

director Jeff Green is slated to move into the assistant administrator/development

director position.

“With Jeff Green being re-assigned to this position, there will

be no change in his pay,” said Hall, who noted Green’s current

annual salary is

$109,179.

Added Mayor

Lance Westcamp, “I

believe with council

moving forward with

interest in downtown

development and the

availability to keep

our local businesses

growing, it is time we

put Jeff Green back

as our economic

development director

full time. That has

always been Jeff’s

See JOB, page 2

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domestic complaint, 9 driving under the

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Elm Street parking

Groveport City Council is considering

limiting parking to one side of the street on

Elm Street west of College Street.

According to Groveport City Administrator

Marsha Hall, the action is being considered

because of the narrowness of the street in

that area. Hall said letters will be sent to

residents of that area explaining what is

being planned regarding the parking

change and council will consider legislation

to enact it at one of its upcoming meetings.

JOB

Continued from page 1

background. It will give us the opportunity

to hire a full time finance director. Mr.

Green has done a good job of wearing both

hats.”

Some of the duties of the assistant

administrator/development director are:

strategy and assistance in short and long

term economic and community development

plans; maintain knowledge of legislation

and economic development incentive

programs and grants/loans; direct the

city’s public relations in regards to economic

development; and in the absence of the

city administrator perform the administrator’s

duties.

When asked how the proposed change

SOGGY

Continued from page 1

Grube said artificial turf will be

installed on the infields on both the varsity

and junior varsity fields.

“The outfields are either going to be sod

or seeded depending on timing,” said

Grube. “The goal for sod would allow us to

play some varsity games on the new field

this year. If that becomes unlikely, we will

revert to seed. We continue to monitor the

sod and seed options weekly.”

Grube said that, according to the contractor

from the Motz Group, it is the norm

at high schools and most colleges to have

artificial turf in the infield and a natural

grass outfield.

“The infield sees the most intense use

and corresponding wear and tear,” said

Grube. “There is also the cost factor

involved in these decisions. For example, a

full baseball field is larger (and more

expensive) than a football or soccer field. A

typical softball field is slightly smaller

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Goose causes power outage

A wild goose is believed to be the cause

of an electrical power outage that affected

a large part of Groveport on March 13.

According to Groveport Police Sgt. Josh

Short, “AEP told me that the bird could

have flown into one of the power lines

pushing it into one of the others completing

a circuit and cooking the goose. A couple of

the folks that live in the apartments on

Hendron Road said they heard a loud pop

and saw a huge blue spark as the lines

started to fall.”

A dead goose could be seen on the

ground below the power lines.

Teachers donate

The Groveport Madison Local

Education Association donated $45,000

toward the Groveport Madison Schools’

combined levy/bond issue campaign.

GMLEA President Joy Bock said the teachers

were unanimous in their support of the

ballot issue. Todd Gray, a co-chair of the

levy/bond issue campaign, said of the

amount of the donation, “This was so totally

unexpected.” The levy/bond issue is on

the May 7 ballot.

would affect the finance director position,

Hall said, “The finance director will be a

separate position overseeing the finance

department. In Groveport, in the past, the

finance director also served as assistant

administrator when needed. With this

change, the development director will handle

those duties.”

If the creation of the assistant administrator/development

director position is

approved by council and Green takes the

position, then a new finance director must

be found.

“The city’s charter states that the position

is appointed by the mayor with confirmation

by council,” said Hall.

than a football field.”

The new varsity field is closest to the

school. The new junior varsity field is the

one where the outfield fence is closest to

State Route 317 (Hamilton Road).

Grube said there is a proposed plan to

add netting to the outfield fence on the junior

varsity field to prevent balls from

reaching State Route 317 because of the

field’s proximity to the highway.

“It is currently being reviewed by AEP

for clearance and easement requirements,”

said Grube.

Until the new softball fields are ready

for use, the Cruiser varsity and junior varsity

softball teams will play on the fields at

Groveport Elementary. This is the same

location the teams have played at for the

past two years and where the varsity has

won two straight Ohio Capital Conference

Capital Division championships.


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Gasoline tax impact on city

Also, council wants more

research on heavy truck

parking in neighborhoods

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

The city of Groveport stands to receive

more in its share of local gasoline tax revenue

if state officials proceed with instituting

an increase in the gasoline tax.

Currently, Ohio’s gasoline tax is 28

cents a gallon. Governor Mike DeWine has

proposed raising the gasoline tax by 18

cents a gallon beginning July 1. However,

the Ohio House of Representatives prefers

raising the gasoline tax by 10.7 cents per

gallon instead, phased in over a three year

period. The Ohio Senate is still pondering

the issue. The proposed gas tax increase

would generate money for road projects

around the state.

Groveport currently receives $316,569

in gasoline tax money from the state.

According to city officials, under DeWine’s

proposal, that amount would increase to

$546,778 in 2020; $561,465 in 2021;

$570,437 in 2022; $579,549 in 2023; and

$588,808 in 2024. Groveport City

Administrator Marsha Hall said the city

has not been notified yet what the amounts

would be under the Ohio Legislature’s proposal.

Hall said the city uses the local gasoline

tax revenue for, “Street projects for our

larger streets. For example, we will use it

for our upcoming Bixby Road project

(which is a pavement rehabilitation project

extending from Ebright Road to U.S. Route

33).”

When asked if the city would expand its

existing list of projects that use this money

once the state finalizes the gas tax hike

level, Hall replied, “We will not expand on

the list based on this. We will just be able

to perform the work quicker. The list is

based on the condition of the streets.”

Parking and heavy trucks

On March 25, council is scheduled to

vote on an ordinance to revise restrictions

on heavy trucks that park in the city’s residential

areas. However, at council’s March

18 committee of the whole meeting, several

council members indicated more time is

needed to do research before taking a vote.

“This takes a lot more looking into and

more research before we decide,” said

Council President Shawn Cleary.

The current city law prohibits trucks,

tractors, or trailers with an empty gross

vehicle weight of 2.5 tons (5,000 pounds)

from parking in residential areas after 6

p.m or before 7 a.m., except for deliveries of

goods and materials. The restriction makes

no distinction between parking such vehicles

on the street or driveway, it just reads

“residential areas.”

One proposed change to the ordinance

would raise the restricted empty gross

vehicle weight limit to 4.5 tons (9,000

pounds).

Groveport Law Director Kevin Shannon

said the proposed revision to the law arose

because of problems with some large vehicles

parking in multiple city neighborhoods.

He said the big trucks block the

streets causing traffic congestion and making

it difficult for emergency vehicles to get

through.

Shannon said the current law, as it is

currently written, is causing enforcement

problems because there are SUVs, some

pick-up trucks, and vehicles such as

Escalades that are over the weight limit.

Councilman Ed Dildine has suggested

the gross vehicle weight limit be revised

upward in the legislation.

“The classifications need to be updated,”

said Dildine. “There are newer pick-up

trucks out there that weigh more than they

did in the past.”

Council will discuss the proposed legislation

further and seek public input about

it at its meeting on March 25 at 6:30 p.m.

in the municipal building, 655 Blacklick

St.

around Groveport and Madison Township

GSO basketball scrimmage

The Groveport Special Olympics basketball

program will hold a scrimmage with the

Groveport Madison boys varsity team on

March 27 at 6 p.m. at Groveport Madison

High School, 4475 S. Hamilton Road.

Nonperishable food items will be collected

to benefit the Groveport Food Pantry.

Monetary donations to GSO will also be

accepted.

For information contact GSO

Coordinator Penny Hilty at 614-395-8992 or

Coach Emma Thomas at 614-836-4964.

Pancakes with the Bunny

Have a pancake dinner with the Easter

Bunny at the Groveport Recreation Center,

7370 Groveport Road, on April 13 at 5 p.m.

Cost is $6 per person. Register by April 7.

Call 614-836-1000 to register.

Farmers Market

The Groveport Farmers Market will be

held every Tuesday from June 4 through

Sept. 10 from 4-7 p.m. in the grassy area

near Ace Hardware on Main St. Four of the

days will have special themes: June 4 -

Family Farm Market; July 2 - Red, White,

and Kids Celebration; Aug. 6 - Dog Days;

and Sept. 3 - Customer Appreciation Day.

For information call 614-836-3333.

Marshmallow Drop

The marshmallow drop will be held in

Cruiser Park, 4677 Bixby Road, on April 14

at 2 p.m. On site registration is from 1:15-

1:45 p.m. April 14. A helicopter flies over

the park and drops thousands of marshmallows

for kids to collect and exchange for

candy. Free. Call 614-836-1000.

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By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

A bi-monthly feature celebrating our community’s senior citizens

Dancing and memories at the seniors prom

Dance the night away while sharing

memories of the old days at the “Through

the Years Senior Prom.”

Groveport Madison Schools and

Groveport Town Hall will present the

“Through the Years Senior Prom” for

Groveport Madison School district residents

who are ages 60 and up on April 6 from 4-6

p.m. at Groveport Madison Middle School

Central, 751 Main St., Groveport. The dance

will be held in the gym. Register by March 29.

Call 614-836-3333 to register. Admission is free.

“People visit Town Hall for events, parties,

and to look at the building and the

Groveport Heritage Museum,” said

Groveport Town Hall Program Coordinator

Cristy Duckworth. “Many share past memories

of special times they have experienced.

One common experience is memories

of dances from the ‘old high school.’ We

decided to join together with the schools to

provide a senior prom.”

Groveport Madison Schools

Communications Director Jeff Warner

used to work in the nursing home industry

and one of his facilities had a senior prom

for its residents.

“It was a remarkable event and it always

stuck with me as such a positive experience

for all involved,” said Warner. “I thought

the senior prom idea would be great to do as

a community outreach effort. It’s another

positive partnership between the city of

Groveport and the school district.”

Duckworth said the Groveport Heritage

Museum will provide historic photos that

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“Not only were pictures provided, but

the museum is providing yearbooks and

news articles that will be on display,” said

Duckworth. “For fun and a conservation

piece, we are asking everyone to please

bring a copy of photos of themselves from

the past. The photos will be on display during

the prom. We are hoping people will

come and create new memories while sharing

old memories.”

You cannot have a dance without music.

“So Groveport Community Affairs

Director Patty Storts and Program

Coordinator Cristy Duckworth have found a

DJ who will play music from the 1940s

through the 1970s,” said Warner. “We will

have panels located throughout the gym

where the guests can post pictures to share

memories of fun times. Some of our high

school students who will be helping us decorate

the Middle School Central gymnasium,

and they will be serving refreshments.”

Fraud and older adults

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 it without replying, opening any

attachments, or clicking on any links within

the email.

Warner said an event like this is important

for the community.

“When we think about some of the most

memorable times of our lives, our schoolage

years stand out as some of the most

fun,” said Warner. “Many people have built

life-long friendships that began when they

were in school. The Groveport Madison

community is unique in that many of its

residents have lived here for generations.

I’ve seen seniors greet one another in the

grocery store or while waiting at the bank

and their conversations almost inevitably

end with, ‘It’s so good to see you again.’

This senior prom is a great opportunity to

help reconnect our senior members of the

community with one another and give

them a venue and event where they could

reminisce about their time in Groveport

Madison Schools. It’s also a way for us to

give back to so many who have supported

our students and our schools for many

years.”

Informed Aging

Based on calls to

the Senate Aging

Michelle

Committee’s Fraud

Hotline, these are the Missler

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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A look back at the town blacksmith

This ad appeared in the July 5, 1890 edition

of the Groveport Observer newspaper:

BLACKSMITHING!

Wagon maker

Carriage and wagon repairing neatly done

Both wood and iron work

All kinds of blacksmithing

Horse shoeing a specialty

F. E. Williams, prop.

According to historian George Bareis in

his book, “History of Madison Township

Including Groveport and Canal

Winchester,” throughout the 19th century

Groveport was home for several blacksmiths,

but by 1900 only three remained:

Frank Williams, who operated a blacksmith

shop on Crooked Alley near the

banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal; Joseph

Nailer (whose last name seems perfect for

a blacksmith and which also appears as

“Nailor” on some documents) had a shop

near the railroad tracks west of Front

Street; and Thomas Thompson, whose

shop’s location I have been unable to

locate. It’s possible Thompson may have

worked for Williams or Nailer.

Though Groveport’s population in 1900

was only 519, the blacksmiths were no

doubt kept busy because they could also

draw customers from the many farms of

Madison Township.

Blacksmiths played a vital role in those

days in keeping horses’ shod to protect the

Editor’s Notebook

animals’ feet. Horses

and mules were the

life blood of the agricultural

economy performing

the work that

Rick

Palsgrove

was later done by machines. Horses also

served as people’s main form of transportation

before the advent of the car, bus, and

electric railway.

But horseshoeing was not the only function

of the town blacksmith. According to

growingseasons.com’s “Blacksmithing in

Rural America,” the blacksmith could

repair equipment, sharpen plows and

saws, and make things such as fireplace

utensils, hinges, nuts, bolts, chains, and

many more useful items.

To me, the blacksmith created things of

functional beauty.

In this early 20th century photo at right,

blacksmith Frank Williams is shown at

work in his shop along Groveport’s Crooked

Alley. Note the kegs of horseshoes!

An interesting aspect of this photo is

that several names are written on the back

wall of Williams’ shop, some of which are

slightly visible in this photo. Some of the

legible names are P. Sims, J. Sims, A.

Weaver, J. Decker, H. Miller, Lowry, and

Beard.

Area resident Jaime Chambers

offered an excellent explanation for the

names on the wall after she saw the

photo posted on Facebook. Chambers

observed, “Looks like the name was for

their horseshoe order, with horseshoes

dangling below, in different sizes.”

I wonder if Williams’ shop was a

place where people would hang out,

sort of like how auto service stations

were places guys hung out in during

the mid- to late- 20th century. If so,

what did they talk about back in 1900

while idling around the blacksmith

shop? Did they talk about President

McKinley? The prospects of the

Cruiser baseball team? They could

have discussed horses, the recent corn

crop, the latest performance of the village

band in the town bandstand, or

noted how there were fewer and fewer

canal boats passing through town. Or,

like humans have done for centuries,

talked about the weather!

I’m not sure when the blacksmiths

stopped operating as such in

Groveport. On a 1922 map, Williams’

shop is still marked, but Nailer’s is gone. A

1944 map shows no blacksmith shops at all.

While the automobile spelled doom for

harness makers and livery stables, the

blacksmiths’ many skills and talents

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum

In this photo from the early 20th century,

Groveport blacksmith Frank Williams is working

on horseshoes in his shop that once stood on

Crooked Alley along the Ohio and Erie Canal

just south of Main Street in Groveport.

enabled them to adapt to the changing

economy by evolving their occupation into

things such as hardware dealers or

machine and auto repairmen.

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the Southeast

Messenger.

Ladies Night

Wine and Cupcake Tasting

at the Paddock Pub and Links of Groveport

Thursday, April 4, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm

$15 per person, prepaid

Join us as Elizabeth, our Event Manager, and

Danyel from Cake Decor guides you through a tasting of

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March 30

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applicants should follow the directions

in the posting. But applicants

who really want to get noticed can

take the extra step of finding the

contact information for the company's

hiring manager and sending

their resume directly to that person's

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for in the subject line of your email,

and cut and paste your cover letter

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to sending your email to the

company's hiring manager, consider

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your work experience,

but you

want to focus primarily

on the experience

and

skills that are

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position. You can

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of those positions brief if they

bear little relevance to the position

for which you're applying. The main

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things you have done in the past

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But it still behooves a

woman to add some classic,

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trouser-style jeans that

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If athletic

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Avoid graphic T-

shirts that feature potentially

offensive or suggestive

messages. In more

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dressing down may be

opting for khakis instead

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Taking pride in his Madison Twp. neighborhood

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Community service

can be as simple as picking

up trash before it

becomes a problem and

encouraging others to be

proud of where they live,

just like Madison

Township resident and

business owner Eusebio

Manglona.

Manglona, better

known as “Mike” to his

neighbors and customers,

has lived and worked in

the area since he moved

to the United States from

Guam in 1964 and

worked at Rickenbacker

Air Force Base for 31

years.

During the same time,

he converted his garage

into a barbershop. After

retiring from the air base,

he continued to serve his

customers while working

for 15 years for the Groveport Madison School District.

In 1991, he opened a barbershop at the corner of Sedalia

Drive and Noe-Bixby Road, where he can still be found cutting

hair and making the community a better place.

“Mr. Manglona has always been active in the community,”

said Madison Township Trustee Chairman John

Pritchard on March 12 during a presentation to Manglona

in recognition of his efforts. “He loves his community and

the schools. He continues to encourage residents to be

Reasons to vote “no”

Here are six reasons to vote no on

Groveport Madison Schools’ Issue 5

levy/bond issue that is on the May 7 ballot.

1. It’s a permanent tax: The Groveport

Madison School District stated the operating

levy is not a new tax increase which is

not true. They failed to mention that the

continuation tax will be a permanent tax.

Meaning, if this permanent tax is passed,

they will be able to introduce another levy

on top of the permanent tax.

2. There is another levy in the works:

According to Groveport Madison Treasurer

John Walsh, another levy is planned for

2023. This shows that they have not been a

good steward over the current funds

because he is projecting a shortfall of $1.5

million in 2022.

3. Fiscally irresponsible: The school

board is not being fiscally responsible.

Let’s take a deeper look at the cash forecast.

The forecast shows the following for

the district: 2018 - positive cash balances of

$16.7 million; 2019 - $18.7 million (gain of

$2 million); 2020 - $15.9 million (loss of

$2.8 million); 2021 - $8.1 million (loss of

$5.6 million). Based on this forecast, we

must ask how the funds are managed and

why an action plan was not created and

implemented to halt the negative losses.

Messenger photo by Linda Dillman

Madison Township Trustee Chairman John Pritchard (left) presents

an award to long-time resident and business owner

Eusebio “Mike” Manglona (right) for his community service.

letter to the editor

proud of where they live.

About four years ago,

Mike took it upon himself

to begin cleaning up the

trash along the intersection

where the shop is

located.”

Pritchard said Manglona,

83, can be found

multiple times a

week walking

around and picking

up litter before

he opens his shop

for business.

“The Madison

Township Trustees

and staff

would like to

extend a special

thank you to

Eusebio Manglona

for his dedication

and actions in

helping to keep the

township a great

place to live,” said

Pritchard.

When asked why it is important to him to make

his neighborhood look nice, Manglona said he didn’t

like the bad things he heard about the township

many years ago.

“I felt like it could be good exercise for me and if

I do a little bit for the township making it look better,

other people might be encouraged to do the

same thing,” Manglona said following the presentation,

also attended by his daughter, Rita, who

4. Homeowners are not a cash cow: The

school board is looking to purchase 11.69

acres at 3465 Noe Bixby Road for $255,000

to $265,000. If the school board is already

projecting a shortfall of cash in 2020, why

are they spending money on land? This

strongly brings into question how the

school board is spending the homeowners’

hard earned money. Homeowners cannot

continue to be the cash cow for the

Groveport Madison School District.

5. Some voters will be exempt from paying

the levy/bond tax: Anyone who is not a

homeowner and over the age of 18 can vote

on Issue 5, but, they will not be obligated to

pay the levy/bond.

6. Affects seniors severely:

Homeowners, especially seniors who are

often on a fixed income, will feel the economic

impact of the levy/bond.

On Feb. 28, I met with Superintendent

Garilee Ogden and Deputy Superintendent

Jamie Grube. I asked that the permanent

levy/bond Issue 5 be removed from the ballot.

Issue 5 is not good for our community,

students, or a smart investment for taxpayers.

Vote no on Issue 5 levy/bond on

May 7.

Ernest Lee

Groveport

helped keep the honor a secret from her dad before the

meeting.

Other Madison Township news

•Firefighter Edward G. Dildine was presented a 25-

year service award, Police Officer Brian Schwotzer was

honored for his 20 years of service and Firefighter Kyle

Peters received his five-year service award.

•The trustees rescheduling the regular April board

meeting to April 2, 6 p.m., due to unforeseen conflicts.


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Farmers Market

The Groveport Farmers Market will be held every

Tuesday from June 4 through Sept. 10 from 4-7 p.m. in

the grassy area near Ace Hardware on Main St. Four

of the days will have special themes: June 4 - Family

Farm Market; July 2 - Red, White, and Kids

Celebration; Aug. 6 - Dog Days; and Sept. 3 - Customer

Appreciation Day. For information call 614-836-3333.

Tables and chairs shared

Groveport Town Hall recently obtained new tables

and chairs and then donated its old tables and chairs

to the village of Lockbourne. Groveport Community

Affairs Director Patty Storts said Lockbourne recently

purchased an old school house and converted it into a

community center and needed tables and chairs.

Lockbourne received 50 chairs and 39 tables from

Groveport for their new community center.

On stage at GMHS

The Groveport Madison High School Cruiser

Theatre Company will present “Shrek: The Musical,”

April 11, 12, 13 at 7 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m.

Performance at Groveport Madison High School,

4475 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport. Tickets: $7 for students

and senior citizens and $10 general admission

Visit cruisertheatre@weebly.com for information.

HTHS Ranger reunion

Hamilton Township High School Class of 1969 will

hold its 50th class reunion on May 18 at Shade on the

Canal, 19 S. High St., Canal Winchester from 6-10 pm.

Social hour, buffet dinner, music of the 1960s and a

short program are planned. Advance reservations

required. Contact either co-chairs, Bonnie Wilson

Sinnhuber at 419-884-8815; or Mike Roth at 614-216-

0008 for information.

City income tax assistance

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 years.

In the past, residents who did not owe municipal

income tax were not required to file. 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,

at 614-836-5301. 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 returns.

On stage at Madison

Christian High School

Madison Christian High School, 3565 Bixby Road,

Groveport, will present the following theatrical productions

in 2018-19: “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s

Cinderella” at 7 p.m. on April 26-27 and 2 p.m. and 6

p.m. on April 28. Tickets range from $5-$10. For information

call 614-497-3456.

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Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum

Cruiser patch

The image of Cruiser, the fiery stallion and mascot of

Groveport Madison Schools, has been depicted in many

ways over the years. Cruiser images have appeared on athletic

uniforms, yearbook covers, bass drums, athletic programs,

band uniforms, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and countless

other items and clothing. Recently, the Queen family donated

this cloth patch, believed to be from the 1930s, to the

Groveport Heritage Museum. The patch shows Cruiser defiantly

rearing up on his hind legs.

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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

entertainment

“Captive State” explores human life after aliens win

The Reel Deal

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

Dedra

Cordle

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.

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 though 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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By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

Voters in the Groveport Madison school

district will decide on a combined operating

levy and bond issue on May 7.

The proposed 6.10 mill permanent 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.

According to information provided by

Groveport Madison Schools officials, if the

levy is not approved the district would see

deficits of $2.8 million in 2020 and $5.6

million in 2021.

“Without passage, we will not be able to

support the level of programs we have

today,” said Groveport Madison

Superintendent Garilee Ogden during her

State of the Schools address at Groveport

Madison High School on March 5. “Every

decision we make is in the mindset of

building trust and respect with our parents,

community, area officials, and businesses

of the greater Groveport Madison

area.”

“We need money to continue to operate,”

said Groveport Madison Treasurer John

Walsh.

The proposed levy is 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. Students in the

pre-K through sixth grade buildings would

be separated into age appropriate areas.

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.

The operating levy portion of the combined

ballot issue will not raise taxes but,

according to Walsh, the bond issue, if the

combined ballot issue is approved, will

result in the estimated increased annual

property tax for the owners of the following

valued homes: $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;

Groveport Madison’s

elementary and middle schools:

•Asbury Elementary - Built in 1963

with additions in 1968 and 1969.

Enrollment, 435. Functional capacity,

425.

•Dunloe Elementary - Built in 1967

with additions in 1968 and 1969.

Enrollment, 433. Functional capacity,

425.

•Glendening Elementary - Built in

1968 with addition in 1974. Enrollment,

480. Functional capacity, 425.

•Groveport Elementary - Built in

1923. Enrollment, 424. Functional

capacity, 425. Placed on the National

Register of Historic Places in 2009.

•Madison Elementary - Built in 1967

with additions in 1968 and 1969.

Enrollment, 383. Functional capacity,

425.

•Sedalia Elementary - Built in 1969

with addition in 1974. Enrollment, 672.

Functional capacity, 446.

•Middle School North - Built in

1975. Enrollment, 499. Functional

capacity, 425.

•Middle School South - Built in

1975. Enrollment, 453. Functional

capacity, 425.

•Middle School Central - Built in

stages as a high school between 1952-

56. Enrollment, 452. Functional capacity,

425. Placed on the National Register of

Historic Places in 2009.

(Functional capacity is 85 percent of

original design capacity and reflects

modern requirements for classroom

space and programming. Source:

Groveport Madison Schools.)

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 (officials noted the

current schools cannot be retrofitted to

meet modern safety needs).

Ogden said that, in 2012, the Ohio

Facilities Construction Commission recommended

the district replace all of its

schools because the cost to renovate them

would exceed the cost of building new. (The

high school has already been replaced.)

“To bring the schools up to current standards,

the cost to renovate the schools

would be $78 million,” said Ogden. “We

could renovate them, but we’d still be in

old era buildings.”

According to district officials, two-thirds

of the district’s students reside north of

U.S. Route 33 and one third reside south of

that highway.

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