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April 7-20, 2019 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVI, No. 21

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove

Champion Cruisers off to a strong start

The defending Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division champion Groveport

Madison Cruiser varsity softball team opened their 2019 season with a doubleheader

against Tri-Valley on the softball field at Groveport Elementary on March

23. The first game of the doubleheader was a slugfest with Tri-Valley defeating the

Cruisers 16-15, but the Cruisers bounced back to win the second game 4-2. The

first game featured two Cruiser freshmen players hitting two-run home runs.

Gabby Adams blasted her homer in the fourth inning and Kendyll Cahill hit hers

in the sixth inning. Pictured above are Cahill’s Cruiser teammates welcoming her

at home plate following her home run. The Cruisers also defeated Hamilton

Township 3-2 on March 26. The Cruisers beat Pickerington North 8-7 on March 27

on the strength of Lanie White’s home run in the final inning. The Cruisers

trounced Westland 12-0 on April 1 as Cahill hit two more home runs. The Cruisers

also blasted Delaware 14-5 on April 2 and beat Grove City 8-4 on April 3.

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Groveport’s Main Street

to be resurfaced this year

City is partnering with

county for project bid

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

Part of Groveport’s Main Street will be

resurfaced this year and the city is joining

in Franklin County’s bid process on the

project to help save money.

The Main Street resurfacing is part of

Groveport’s annual street maintenance

program.

The 2019 budget includes $450,000

from the street fund and $105,000 from

the storm water fund for the program.

This year’s street maintenance program

includes resurfacing work on Main Street

from College Street to Front Street (which

was reconstructed in 1989-90) and on Main

Street from Front Street east (which was

reconstructed in 2003) to a point near the

Groveport Recreation Center.

“At this point, we are assuming that all

of the work is being attached to Franklin

County’s project in order to obtain better

bids,” said Groveport City Administrator

Marsha Hall. “The county’s bid will be for

several areas within the county. Costs for

larger projects are usually much less than

for smaller projects. Our portion of the

Main Street project will be from College

Street east to our corporation limits.

Franklin County is responsible for the

remainder of the project. Whether the project

includes the Main and College street

intersection is still being determined,

based on cost.”

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.

Hall said Franklin County is still determining

the estimated cost for the Main

Street resurfacing.

“Once we know this, we will determine

what additional work will be done,” said

Hall. “One project that we know will be

completed is some work on Raver Alley,

cracksealing in various areas, and pavement

markings.”

The start and end dates for the Main

Street resurfacing project have not yet

been determined.

When asked if there will be any detours

while Main Street is being resurfaced, Hall

said, “At this point we don’t believe so.

Final determination on that will be made

at a later time.”

Previously, Main Street had brick crosswalks

at several intersections, but they

were removed several years ago because

they had become rough and presented

maintenance issues.

When asked if the city will consider

installing brick crosswalks on Main Street

again, Hall said, “We are in discussions

regarding this currently and will provide

information on it as soon we’ve made a

final decision of which, if any, crosswalks

will be installed with this project.”

A brick “test” crosswalk that has been in

place for a few years on Wirt Road at Main

Street has some cracks in its bricks.

“As part of our discussions, our engineer

has determined that the failure of the test

crosswalk is due to a road base failure, not

the crosswalk itself,” said Hall. “The correction

of that area will be part of this

year’s project.”

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Cruiser actors to present “Shrek: The Musical”

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

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“Shrek: The Musical” on April 11, 12, 13 at

7 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. at Groveport

Madison High School, 4475 S. Hamilton

Road. The show follows the adventures of

Shrek the ogre, his pal Donkey, Princess

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Fiona, and a host of

other fairy tale characters

based on the

famous Shrek films.

“Our stage version

will be different from

the film in that there

will be more songs,

more singing, and

more dancing,” said

Groveport Cruiser

Theatre Company

director and teacher

Erin Graffis. “There

will be more back stories

on the major

characters like Shrek

and Princess Fiona,

including things from

their childhoods. The

plot will basically follow

the plot of the

first ‘Shrek’ film.”

Sean Brewer will

play Shrek, Fiona

Finneran will portray

Princess Fiona, and

Michael Taylor will

fulfill the role of Donkey.

“Sean and Michael have great chemistry

on stage. Plus Sean has a way of making

Shrek lovable. Fiona Finneran is a real

pro,” said Graffis of the student actors.

Finneran and Brewer have embraced

their lead roles.

“I love it,” said Finneran of the musical.

“It’s the liveliest performance I’ve done. It’s

full of fun and complex characters.”

Brewer said he enjoys being Shrek.

“I like Shrek’s attitude and what he has

to say,” said Brewer. “I like the songs he

sings as well.”

Graffis said there are about 30 on-stage

roles in the musical with some of the students

having multiple duties.

“The actors must do everything - act,

master dialogue, sing, and dance,” said

Graffis. “To their credit most of them have

performed musicals before. They’re real

polished. They’re so good that some audience

members at past shows have commented

that, while they are watching the

show, they forget that these are students

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

Princess Fiona (right), portrayed by Fiona Finneran, sets Shrek

the Ogre, portrayed by Sean Brewer, straight during an argument

scene from, “Shrek: The Musical,” to be performed by the

Groveport Madison High School Cruiser Theatre Company.

on stage.”

Graffis said the new auditorium at

Groveport Madison High School has

enabled the theatre group to take advantage

of the modern technology it offers.

“One of my favorite things about the

new auditorium are our lighting options,”

said Graffis. “It makes a world of difference

in atmosphere, look, and feel of the show

for the audience.”

Being a part of the Cruiser Theatre

Company is more than just performing on

stage. Several of the student actors

appeared in their “Shrek: The Musical”

costumes at the Obetz Community Center

on March 22 to play games, do crafts, and

have photos taken with kids. Children

beamed and rushed up to hug them when

they saw Shrek and Princess Fiona.

Tickets for “Shrek: The Musical” are $7

for students and senior citizens and $10

general admission.

For information on the Cruiser Theatre

Company,

visit

cruisertheatre@weebly.com.

Police officers of the year

On April 3, 2018, Groveport police officers

responded to a Hendron Road address

on a report of a stabbing.

The dispatcher informed the officers the

suspect(s) were leaving the area, but

Officer Ernie Bell arrived before they could

flee the scene.

As the suspect was being detained officers

the entered the house and observed

large amounts of blood splatter in the

kitchen.

The victim was sitting on the floor and

officers immediately provided emergency

first aid by providing bleed control and

keeping the victim calm, until EMS

arrived.

The victim suffered multiple deep lacerations.

The quick response by the officers

allowed them to capture the suspect, save

a victim’s life and the officers did so without

hesitation.

Because of their actions - Groveport

Police Officers Tiffany Roe, Javier Herrera,

Kristin Didyk, Ernie Bell and Sgt. Casey

Adams are the 2018 Police Officers of the

year.


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Alumni Hall of Fame has a new home

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

The Groveport Madison High School

Alumni Hall of Fame includes an astronaut,

doctors, educators, historians, military

heroes, community leaders, and more.

For many years the alumni hall of fame

was located in the auditorium lobby of the

old Groveport Madison High School on

South Hamilton Road. But last year the

alumni hall of fame had to find a new home

when that school was demolished to make

way for the new high school.

The newly refurbished Groveport

Madison High School Alumni Hall of Fame

will be re-dedicated with a ceremony on

May 18 from 2:30-3:15 p.m. at Groveport

Madison High School, 4475 S. Hamilton

Road. The alumni plaques were professionally

redone, complete with new frames,

glass, and engraved plates. The plaques

will be mounted on the walls of the alumni

hall of fame’s new home in the new high

school’s mezzanine. Following the May 18

ceremony, brief tours of the new high

school will be available.

According to Kathy Frank of the

Groveport Madison High School Alumni

Association, the year long project to refurbish

and relocate the alumni hall of fame

was funded fully by Groveport Madison

Schools.

“The district was instrumental with

helping the Alumni Association Hall of

Fame Committee preserve the history and

honor our fellow Groveport Madison alumni

Hall of Fame recipients,” said Frank.

Frank said she did not have exact figures

of the total cost to refurbish the

plaques, but the name plates were $615

and refurbishing the frames, matting, and

so on was around $4,000.

“As far as retaking and refurbishing all

of the pictures, Todd Gary volunteered his

time and talents to help with this part of

the project,” said Frank.

Frank said the alumni hall of fame

began in 1985 and the first inductees were

Nora Dowler Carruthers, Lillian Meloy,

Grover Peters.

“The alumni hall of fame was started to

honor fellow Groveport Madison graduates

who contributed and dedicated their lives

to their hometown, school, country, and the

world,” said Frank. “From school teachers,

public service, professors, inventors, NASA

engineers, doctors, military heroes, to

astronauts, to just to name a few,” said

Frank. “Many people in our community

and beyond are not aware of the contributions

the recipients have made to our community,

country, world. I’m also sure there

are many other Groveport Madison alumni

who have made their mark we are not yet

aware of. We, as a committee, want to

honor our fellow alumni by paying tribute

to them and to have an area in our high

school to showcase their accomplishments

in an area that is available for the public to

view any time the high school is open.”

The newest member of the Groveport

Madison High School Alumni Hall of Fame

will be Timothy A. Michael, a 1966 graduate,

who will be inducted at the alumni

banquet on May 18.

Michael graduated The Ohio State

University in 1970 and was a Navy ROTC

scholarship-midshipman battalion leader

and varsity “O” lacrosse player who was

first team all-league 1970. He was a U.S.

Navy commissioned officer from 1970-74

and earned an MBA in business from Ohio

State in 1976. He has had a successful

career in investment banking and business

as well as serving in several civic associations.

Michael, and his wife Lindy, in 2016,

established and funded a merit and need

based scholarship fund for deserving

Groveport Madison graduates. They were

able to give awards to 24 students in the

last two years ranging from $1,000 to

$3,000 for each of those 24 students. There

are plans for establishing an ongoing Tim

Michael Family Scholarship Fund for more

Groveport Madison graduating seniors in

the future.

See HALL OF FAME, page 6

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Township farms out mowing

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Madison Township Public Works crews

will have more time to devote to road work

instead of spending time mowing delinquent

properties, following approval of a

trio of external contracts.

During the Madison Township trustees’

April 2 meeting, the trustees approved

three contracts with Trippier Landscape

and Snow Removal to maintain township

cemeteries, bi-weekly mowing of townshipowned

vacant lots, and mowing nuisance

properties.

“They can do it cheaper than us,” said

Public Works Superintendent Dave

Watkins, “and rather than have two of my

guys–which is half my crew–spend one

whole day a week mowing properties.”

The contract for mowing five cemeteries

under township control is not to exceed

$7,350 for 2019 and the cost for bi-weekly

mowing of five township-owned vacant lots

is $35 per occurrence over the same period

of time.

Mowing of nuisance properties will cost

$40 per man hour, but the township will

continue to bill the property owner at the

rate of $300 per hour. While the township

paid for cemetery mowing services before,

this is the first time contracts were

approved for nuisance and vacant lot mowing.

They were previously covered by public

works employees and squeezed in between

regular duties.

“We assessed 30 hours of mowing on

nuisance properties last year,” said

Madison Township Administrator Susan

Brobst, who added funding for the contracts

will come out of the general fund,

not out of the public works budget.

The trustees also approved a $22,500

contract with G & G Cement for curb/driveway

approach replacement on Reinbeau

Court, Claretta Road, Torwood Road,

Torwood Court, and Wymore Place.

“e Towpath Adventures

of Skinny Nye”

The Groveport Heritage Society’s free

program on April 25 at 7 p.m. at Groveport

Town Hall, 648 Main St., will be “Life on

the Ohio and Erie Canal: The Towpath

Adventures of Skinny Nye,” presented by

Marilyn Weymouth Seguin, author of

“Silver Ribbon Skinny: The Towpath

Adventures of Skinny Nye, a Muleskinner

on the Ohio & Erie Canal, 1884.” Seguin

was an assistant professor in the English

Department at Kent State University,

retiring in 2012. She has had a longtime

interest in the Ohio and Erie Canal, particularly

with regard to the women, children

and animals that lived and worked along

its banks. She will be recounting the life of

Pearl R. Nye who was born on a canal boat

near Chillicothe and went on to become a

boat captain until the canal closed in 1913.

“There are a lot of small sections,” said

Watkins. “The biggest section is about 300

feet on Reinbeau and 16 to 20 driveways

are involved.”

Letters will be sent to property owners

notifying them of upcoming work. Watkins

expected the project to start construction

within two to three weeks.

Trustee questions

Groveport Madison Schools

Trustee John Kershner questioned

what could happen to Groveport Madison

Schools’ properties in the township if the

district’s levy/bond issue passes May 7 and

the existing school buildings are demolished.

“What becomes of these school properties?”

asked Kershner. “Will they be abandoned?

Who will maintain the land once

the buildings are torn down? Who would

want to purchase these sites and what

might go in there? These are concerns.”

Kershner also expressed concerns

regarding the potential wear and tear and

environmental impact that possible

increased school bus traffic would have on

township roads if the levy/bond issue passes.

Trash district contract

The go-ahead was given to the Solid

Waste Authority of Central Ohio to prepare

and complete bid documents on behalf

of the township for the trash district contract

in the unincorporated portion of the

township.

The current contract with Local Waste

expires in five months. Services include

recycling, yard waste, and solid waste.

Brobst expects the new contract will

include rate changes.

“We need to go out for bid because our

contract is up in August,” Brobst said.

“Local Waste is not offering an extension.

All costs to prepare the bid documents and

execute the contract will be at no cost to

the township. SWACO will pick up the cost

of seeing this through.”

April Fool contest

The residents of the Groveport Heritage

Society’s Sharp’s Landing building are

playing April Fool’s tricks. They seem to

have items that do not belong to their era

and are displaying them in the bakery,

smokehouse and icehouse. Can you help

discover the “foolish” items? During April,

the Groveport Heritage Society invites you

to visit the building at 536 Wirt Road in

Groveport, peer into the windows and

write down the items that don’t belong in

the 1850s. (Hint: There are at least 12.)

Pick up a form at Groveport Town Hall,

648 Main St., or write your list of guesses

on a piece of paper. Your guesses can be

dropped off at Groveport Town Hall. The

person who finds the most mistakes will be

rewarded with a gift card from a local

eatery. Winners announced April 25. If

there’s a tie, a drawing will be held from

winning entries. The Groveport Heritage

Society will post updates on Facebook.


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Police chief helps first responders deal with stress

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

cer I knew and tried to determine the reason

for the death,” said Portier. “What I

and depression they deal with is also high

among first responders.

Portier. “What I have found during and

after each lecture is that first responders

found during my research was the lack of “Oddly, the American public has a will open up and begin to talk to each other

The stress of life as a police officer or a

employer assistance and that police chiefs, divorce rate of 51 percent, but first responders

can see it as high 60 to 70 percent,” Portier also keeps the stories he hears

and pretty soon, help starts immediately.”

firefighter can exact a painful toll on first

fire chiefs and sheriffs did not understand

responders.

how to handle these situations before a suicide

occurred with their agency.”

Portier has been presenting “Dying in “My promise to those who have opened

said Portier.

from first responders private.

This strain is expressed in the following

words in an anonymous note written by a

Portier, who has been involved as a first Blue” (which he funds himself) all over up to me is to keep their stories confidential,”

said Portier.

police officer, “I never knew that being a

responder himself since 1971, said his life Ohio, primarily through mental health

cop could hurt so much. I can’t do this any

in public service gives him credibility with services. He said he has expanded over the When asked how the public can help

more. I am sorry.”

fire/EMS and law enforcement.

years to individual departments who may ease the strain first responders face,

Groveport Police Chief Ralph Portier is

According to Portier, so far in 2019, not have the means to have this type of Portier said, “This is a hard question to

well aware of this stress and its impacts. In

more than 50 police officers have committed

suicide.

Portier said it is hard to estimate, but he police, firefighters, EMS, doctors, nurses

training.

answer, but I believe supporting your

1998, to help combat the depression and

strain felt by first responders, Portier created

the program, “Dying in Blue.” It’s purpose

“Presently firefighters are gathering thinks he has presented the program to and dispatchers truly helps. These first

that information, but it is happening, about 2,000 first responders over the years. responders never ask to be recognized, but,

is to create and maintain awareness for all

throughout the United States,” said “I speak frankly in terms of awareness, like what many of our residents in

first responders and their families about the

Portier.

physiological and psychological information,

seeking help and helping others,” said cookies!”

Groveport do for us all the time, we love

dangers of the trauma they see each day.

Divorce frequency based on the stress

“In 1998, I noted the suicide of an offi-

Council’s vote on heavy truck parking postponed

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

Groveport City Council postponed its

vote on revising restrictions on heavy

trucks that park in the city’s residential

areas to April 22 so the issue can be

researched further. Council will discuss

the proposed legislation and seek public

input about it at its committee of the whole

meeting on April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the

municipal building, 655 Blacklick St.

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 proposal would be to raise

the restricted empty gross vehicle weight

limit to 4.5 tons (9,000 pounds).

City officials said the proposed revision

to the law arose because of problems with

some large vehicles parking in multiple

city neighborhoods. The big trucks block

the streets causing traffic congestion and

making it difficult for emergency vehicles

to get through.

They added that the current law, as it is

currently written, is causing enforcement

problems because there are SUVs, some

pick-up trucks, and other vehicles that are

over the weight limit.

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HALL OF FAME

Continued from page 3

126th annual Alumni Banquet

Groveport Madison High School’s

126th annual alumni banquet will be

held May 18 at Groveport Madison

Middle School Central, 751 Main St.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and

dinner is at 5 p.m. Dinners are $16 each

and reservations must be made by May

10. Send your check payable to

Groveport Alumni Association, Box 382,

Groveport, OH 43125.

This year’s honored classes are the

class of 1969, which is celebrating its

50th anniversary, and the class of 1994,

which is celebrating its 25th. Groveport

Elementary and Middle School Central

will be open for alumni visitation on

May 18 from 3-4:30 p.m.

Alumni Hall of Fame members

Members of the Groveport Madison

High School Alumni Hall of Fame in the

order they were inducted and the year they

graduated are:

Nora Dowler Carruthers, 1921; Lillian

Meloy, 1918; Grover Peters, 1910; Malcolm

“Mac” Sims, 1939; Warren E. Motts, 1959;

Dr. Mark M. Zangmeister, 1950; Lana

Hamler Borders, 1961; William A Smith,

1962; E. Eugene Wilson, 1936; Maxine Cole

Drury, 1931; Robert Peters, 1941; Edgar

Rarey, 1948; Frederick Mick, 1964; Ned

Webster, 1949; Catherine Powell Weikart,

1921; Harry E. Miller, 1939; Thomas J.

Hennen, 1970; Floyd F. Heil, 1930;

Dick Klamfoth, 1946; Jack .T Stultz,

1943; Admiral Thomas R. Wilson, 1964;

John D. Hummell, 1942; Louis Haines,

1946; Dr. Steven Miller, 1966; Ross L.

Worch, 1966; Anna Cox Mann, 1939;

Kathleen Grube Campbell, 1932; Terry L.

McDowell, 1984; Kathryn McNabb Teeters,

1941; Dwayne Spence, 1961; Richard

Palsgrove, 1974; Thomas Stevenson,

1963;

George Darfus, 1945; John T. Brown,

1958; Wayne E. Motts, 1985; Todd A.

Carter, 1986; Janice Graham Nicholson,

1959; Dr. Jeffrey A. Myers, 1977; Jean Ann

Brown Hilbert, 1963; Molly Palsgrove

Davis, 1967; Louis Casperson, 1967;

Robert Lindemuth, 1954; Steven Michael

Smith, 1980; Mary Jane McCollister

Metcalf, 1958; Dewey Stokes, 1960.

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On stage at Madison Christian

Madison Christian Junior/Senior High

Theatre Department will present, “Clue!” on May

2 and May 3 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m. and 7

p.m. at the Madison Christian Elementary

Chapel, 3565 Bixby Road, Groveport.

Tickets are: students, $5, general admission,

$8, reserved, $10, Golden Ticket (closed after first

performance), general $18 for three nights, premium

$24 for three nights (only one night on the

front row).

For information call 614-497-3456.

Senior Centers

•Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S. Trine

St. For information call 837-8276.

•Groveport Senior Center, is located at the

recreation center, 7370 Groveport Road. For

information call 836-1000.

St. Mary Catholic Church

5684 Groveport Rd., Groveport, OH 43125

614-497-1324

Holy Week Schedule

April 14th, Palm Sunday Masses:

Saturday - 5:00 p.m. / Sunday - 8:30 am and 11:00 a.m.

April 18th - Holy Thursday - 7:00 p.m.

Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 19th - Good Friday Service - 3:00 p.m.

April 20th - Saturday - 8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil

April 21st - Easter Sunday Masses - 8:30 a.m & 11:00 a.m.

Epiphany Lutheran Church, ELCA

268 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147

www.epiphany-lutheran.com

Maundy Thursday Service, April 18th - 7:00 pm

Good Friday Service, April 19th - 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday Services, April 21st - 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 am

Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt - 9:30 am

Groveport United Methodist Church

512 Main St., Groveport 43125

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday, April 14 - 10:30 am - Easter Cantata

Maundy Thursday, April 18 - 7:00 pm Living Last Supper

Saturday, April 20 - 11:00 am Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Sunday, April 21 - 8:00 am & 10:30 am Services

Easter Breakfast 8:45-10:00 am

Vine Life Assembly of God

434 Main St., Groveport, OH 43125

www.VineLifeAG.org

Egg Hunt - April 20th at Heritage Park 11am

Easter Service 10:45 am

He’s Alive, Come Celebrate!

Groveport Presbyterian Church

275 College Street

Groveport, OH 43125

Maundy Thursday Service, April 18, 7:00 pm

Easter SundayWorship, April 21, 10:30 am

Hopewell

United Methodist Church

4348 London Lancaster Rd.

Groveport

Maundy Thursday, April 18th

7:00 pm - Holy Communion

Good Friday, April 19th

Noon - Community Cross Walk

Easter Morning, April 21st

8:30 am - First Service

Children and Youth Lead

9:00 am - Breakfast

9:30 am - Sunday School

10:30 am - Worship Service

Come Celebrate!

Christ is Risen!

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Factors to consider when

choosing and applying mulch

Homeowners associate mulch with

springtime lawn and garden care.

Mulch protects roots against extreme

temperatures.

Mulch is often connected with its ability

to help soil retain moisture during especially

warm times of the year, when mulch

promotes strong roots that can help lawns

and plants survive periods of extreme heat.

Applying mulch in spring can be beneficial

to lawns. Homeowners should first

consider a few factors.

•Timing: Know when the average day

of the last frost is in your area.

•Texture: Try medium-textured mulch.

Fine particles may pack down and retain

moisture that will evaporate before it

reaches the plant roots. Materials that are

too coarse may be incapable of holding sufficient

amounts of water to benefit the soil.

•Nutrients: Humus is an organic component

of soil that forms when leaves and

other plant materials decompose. Organic

mulches provide humus and decompose

over time, adding nutrients into the soil.

•Application: Correct application of the

mulch is essential. Applying too much

mulch can adversely affect lawns, plants

and soil. In addition, excessive application

can cause decay and make lawns and

plants more vulnerable to disease.

Homeowners uncertain about when and

how to apply mulch in the spring can consult

with a lawn care professional to devise

a plan that ensures their lawns and gardens

hold up against summer weather.

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There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is a celebration of the planet

that people, plants and animals call home.

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day was

established to demonstrate support for

environmental protection, and events are

held each year on April 22. It is now coordinated

globally by the Earth Day Network

and celebrated in more than 193 countries.

Here are ways to embrace Earth Day.

•Make it a point to bike or walk to

school or work. Carpool to cut down on traffic.

The fewer cars on the road, the less

emissions in the air.

•Recycle e-waste in your home. E-waste

is considered outdated electronic appliances

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•Invest in a reusable

coffee cup or water bottle.

•Connect with nature

by turning off electronics

for the day and getting

outside. Head to a park

or nature trail and

immerse yourself in the

great outdoors.

•Do something as

simple as switching

paper statements and

bills to e-bills and online

invoices. This reduces

reliance on trees for new

sources of paper.

•Grow some edibles

Calling all beekeepers

The Fairfield County Beekeepers

Association meets on the third Tuesday of

every month at St. Mark’s Catholic

Church, 324 Gay St., in Lancaster at 6:30

pm.

On April 16, the speaker will be Bob

Hooker, from Harrison County. He operates

Clear Fork Apiaries and practices

sustainable, organic gardening on a five

acre homestead.

He has been a beekeeper for over 40

years. The topic of his presentation will be

“Queen Rearing for the Hobbyist

Beekeeper.”

Groveport Garden Club

The Groveport Garden Club meets the

first Tuesday each month at Groveport

Zion Lutheran Church, 6014 Groveport

Road. Anyone interested in gardening welcome.

Call Marylee Bendig at (614) 218-

1097.

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in your home garden or even on a

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•Reusing and recycling does

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•Volunteer your time at an

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Culprits behind that thinning grass in your yard

Thick grass is often a hallmark of a

healthy lawn. If grass begins to thin, homeowners

may feel as though all the time and

effort they spent tending to their lawns

was for naught.

Thinning grass can be caused by any

number of things. And while it might take

a little effort to address, thinning grass can

be treated if homeowners correctly identify

that cause of the problem.

Leaf spot

The Center for Agriculture, Food and

the Environment at the University of

Massachusetts Amherst notes that leaf

spot diseases affect both cool- and warmseason

turfgrasses. Various fungi can

cause leaf spot. Symptoms and the timing

of the appearance of leaf spot will vary

depending on which fungi is causing the

problem. For example, bipolaris sorokiniana,

which affects grasses in warm, wet

summer months, produces small spots that

are dark purple to black. Dreschslera poae

is another fungi that causes leaf spot, and

it also produces dark purple to black spots.

However, it tends to appear in the spring

when the weather is cool and moist.

Understanding the different fungi and

when they typically strike can help homeowners

identify what is causing their grass

to thin. In such situations, professional

landscapers can

be invaluable

resources as

well.

Stripe smut

The University

of Maryland

Extension notes

that stripe smut

primarily poses

a threat to

Kentucky bluegrass

that is

older than three

years. Pale

green streaks

that run parallel

to the veins in

the leaves and

leaf sheaths are

symptomatic of stripe smut, which tends to

be noticed in spring and fall, when weather

is cool. As the disease progresses, stripes

turn black or a silvery gray, causing the

leaf blade to shred and curl. After the

blades have shred, they turn brown and

die. The grass thins because stripe smut

makes it vulnerable to problems like

drought.

Ascochyta leaf blight

Lawns suffering from ascochyta leaf

blight will become straw-colored. According

to lawn care and pesticide experts, when a

lawn is affected by ascochyta leaf blight, its

healthy grass blades will be mixed in with

diseased grass blades.

Most prevalent in the spring, this disease

can affect grass at any time during the

growing season. That’s because the

ascochyta fungi invade leaf blades through

wounds, such as those that can result from

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Marshmallow Drop

The annual marshmallow drop will be

held in Groveport’s 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 will fly over the park and drop

thousands of marshmallows on the grounds

for kids to collect and exchange for candy.

Free. For information call 614-836-1000.

Oldest Italian Restaurant in Columbus Since 1929

Corrova Family Owned & Operated

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Homemade Pastas

Chicken • Steaks

Seafood • Party Trays

Catering • Party Room

Enjoy your Italian favorites without the gluten!

We offer gluten-free pizzas, spaghetti, penne, ghochi, and fettucine.

Wheat pasta also available.

Lunch Specials Tues.-Sat.

starting at $ 6.95

Dinner & Sun. Specials

Banquet room available for

groups of 25+ Tues.-Sun.

Groups of 50+ Mon.

1210 S. James Rd.

236-1392

www.tatitalian.com

Tues.-Thurs. 11 am - 9 pm

Fri. 11 am - 10 pm

Sat. 9:30 am - 10 pm

Sun. 11 am-9 pm • Closed Mon.

Farmers Market

The Groveport Farmers Market will be

held Tuesdays from June 4 through Sept.

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

Ace Hardware on Main Street. Four days

will have themes: June 4 - Family Farm

Market; July 2 - Red, White, and Kids

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

- Customer Appreciation Day.


Early Birds 3:30-6:00 Tues.-Sat.

All-You-Can-Eat

Perch, Perch Pasta or or Pasta Polenta


w/Marinara Sauce

Wed.

& Fri. Only

* Dine

Dine In In Only Only - No Sharing or or Doggie Doggie Bags Bags

Exp. 04-21-19

Serving Breakfast

every Sat. 9:30-??

Eggs, Steak & Eggs,

Omelets & More

Large 1-Topping

Pizzas

Addl. toppings extra. Excludes white pizza & gluten-free

pizza. Carry-out only! Not valid w/other offers or

discounts. Ex[/ 0-00-00

Starting

at

$

4.95

$

10 ea.

no limit

Air conditioning project

Groveport City Council approved contracting

with Dynamix for the installation

of supplemental air conditioning for the

banquet room at The Links at Groveport

golf course. The city’s 2019 budget appropriated

$100,000 for the project.

According to City Administrator

Marsha Hall, for the past two years there

have been problems with the cooling system

in the banquet room.

She said the room becomes too hot when

the room is full and the outside temperature

is hot.

Hamilton Township

class of 1969 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.

Drug Drop Box

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The Madison Township Police

Department is providing an opiate prescription

“Drug Drop Box” for the community.

This drop box is located in the lobby of

the Madison Township Police Department,

4567 Madison Lane, and will be accessible

to the public during normal office hours

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Any person can walk-in and dispose of new

or old pills, including prescription medications,

or any other illegal substances and

place them into this box with no questions

asked.

Fish Fry and Car Show

The Bloom Township Firefighters annual

Memorial Day Fish Fry & Car Show will

be held May 27 on Columbus Street in

downtown Lithopolis. Events start at 11

a.m. Car show registration is from 11 a.m.

to 2 p.m. Registration fee is $15. Car show

awards will be presented from 4:30-5 p.m.

Awards include 50 Fish Fry Favorites,

Military Vehicle Favorites, Mayor’s

Choice, and Fireman’s Choice. Must be

present to win. There will also be a 50/50

raffle, door prizes, music, art, and crafts.

Blessing Box

Photo courtesy of the city of Groveport

The city of Groveport is taking part in a nationwide project in which people in need

can help themselves to free non-perishable food and self care items from a

Blessing Box. The Blessing Box is similar to the Free Little Libraries around

Groveport only instead of having access to free books, people have access to free

food and hygiene products. Groveport’s Blessing Box is located in Degenhart Park,

341 Lesleh Avenue, and has a sign that reads, “Take what you need. Leave what you

can.” People in the community who are in need of food or personal items can stop

by the Blessing Box 24 hours a day. Anyone can donate to the Blessing Box either

by leaving items in the box or by dropping items off at the Groveport Municipal

Building, 655 Blacklick St. Pictured here are workers installing the Blessing Box.


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New horses already hard at work at Slate Run Farm

The only sounds in this Slate Run

Living Historical Farm field on this rare,

warm March afternoon were the muffled

clomps of horses’ hooves in the soft, spring

ground and the scraping of a spring tooth

harrow as it loosened the soil for planting.

The farm’s two new draft horses, Judy

and Prince, who are both four years old and

are half-siblings, were pulling the spring

tooth harrow guided by Slate Run Living

Historical Farm worker Mike Huels. They

were getting the field ready for the planting

of oats and then, later in the season,

sorghum and pumpkins.

Judy and Prince take a break in their field

work. “They’ve seen enough hard work

that they enjoy standing and resting from

time to time,” said Huels of the pair of

horses.

Photo courtesy of the

Groveport Heritage

Museum

Old

downtown

Groveport

Editor’s Notebook

Huels said the

farm obtained the

two Percheron horses

in early March from

an Amish man in

upstate New York.

“Judy and Prince

have done farm work

before and some logging

work,” said

Huels. “They’ve

helped plow, spread

manure, and other

farm work. Both horses

are easy going,

willing workers. Judy is a little more

friendly, but they are both really good to

work with. They’re patient and they’ll

stand and wait till we’re ready. Then, when

I say, ‘Go,’ they go.”

Huels said the two gentle giants work

well as a team.

“They want to be together,” said Huels.

Added Slate Run Farm Program

Manager Ann Culek, “They have been very

good so far. Their Amish farm background

shows in their abilities.”

Judy and Prince were brought in to

replace some of the farm’s other draft horses

who will be retiring soon - 26-year-old

Maude and 27-year-old Kate. Last summer

18-year-old Sailor also retired.

“Those horses have worked hard and

Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove

Rick

Palsgrove

Pictured here is a

close up view of

the business

buildings along

unpaved Main

Street in downtown

Groveport

around 1908. Note

the hitching posts

in front of the

buildings where

people would tie

their horses. Also

visible is a work wagon parked along the street. The businesses present include

a farm equipment store, a barbershop, a pharmacy, a shoe store, a grocery, and a

tavern.

column

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove

Slate Run Living Historical Farm’s Mike Huels walks behind a spring tooth harrow

pulled by the farm’s two new draft horses, Judy and Prince.

earned their retirement,” said Huels. “We’ll

most likely have Judy and Prince here at

the farm for 15 to 20 years.”

After Maude and Kate retire, Slate Run

Living Historical Farm will have four working

horses: Judy and Prince as well as Marquis,

who is 15, and Bob, who is 7 years old.

The working historical farm portrays

how farming was done in 1880s Ohio. It’s

GSO fundraiser

Groveport Special Olympics will collect

donations on May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30

GOOD

an era where horses played an important

role performing the work a tractor now normally

does on a modern farm.

For information on Slate Run Living

Historical Farm, which is located at 1375

State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester,

visit metroparks.net.

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the Southeast

Messenger.

April Giveaway

p.m. at the intersections of Main Street

and Hendron Road, Main and College

streets, and Main and Front streets in

Groveport.

Place a prepaid classified line ad in our paper

for the month of March and be registered to win a

$50 Gift Card from

The Columbus Messenger

Newspapers.

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

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At ree Creeks Metro Park

The following activity will be held at Three Creeks Metro Park,

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport):

April 12-13, 8 p.m.: Frog Frenzy - Bring a flashlight and wading

shoes to search for frogs in the ponds and listen to their mating

calls. Meet at Confluence Area.

At Slate Run Living Historical Farm

The following activity will be held at Slate Run Living

Historical Farm, 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester:

April 20, 1-3 p.m.: Easter Traditions - Learn about using natural

dyes for eggs and make a card or decoration to take home. Try

the traditional game of egg rolling and push an egg across the

lawn without breaking it. Meet at farmhouse.

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Dumbo’s cuteness saves this muddled mess

This tale of airborne elephant

does not fly high

The expression ‘so and so elevates the material’

speaks of a remarkable performance in an otherwise

dull movie, play or television show.

Traditionally, this statement is in reference to a

human actor but the latest Disney film makes the case

that it can also encompass computer creations.

In “Dumbo,” an expanded live-action adaptation of

an animated classic, it is the digital pachyderm that

makes the show.

While I suspect that was not the entire intention,

this elephant doll made on an assembly line gone

wrong is the saving grace in this muddled mess of a

film.

Taking place post World War I, “Dumbo” centers on

a struggling troupe of circus performers. Like the rest

of the country, their circus has fallen onto hard times

and drastic cuts to its operations have had to be made.

One such casualty is to the equine act led by the famed

Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), who only learns of this

decision after he returns from serving overseas.

With two children to take care of — his wife died of

influenza, of course — Holt begs circus owner Max

Medici (Danny DeVito) to find him a new place where

he can work and train animals. There is an opening

tending to the elephants but Holt is less than thrilled

with this news.

One of his first tasks is to tend to the pregnant elephant

Jumbo and then prepare the baby for display.

When they discover that the calf’s ears are wildly disproportionate

to its body, however, it falls on him to

figure out how to keep the circus from becoming a

national laughing stock. As luck wouldn’t have it,

things quickly go awry.

During its first public unveiling, the calf is swaddled

in baby elephant gear complete with a stroller. As

he is paraded around in front of the masses, he sneezes

in a feather and appears to fly backward.

While Holt’s children, Milly and Joe (played by Nico

Parker and Finley Hobbins, respectively) told him

about this magical feat, he is more concerned by the

awful reaction from the crowd who jeer the calf’s ears.

In the ensuing melee,

Jumbo gets protective and an accident befalls the

E-Term is a one-week, hands-on learning experience

designed to spark new interest in unexplored subjects.

This enrichment opportunity is a time set aside

between the end of the 3rd quarter and the beginning

of the 4th quarter for Madison Christian School’s junior

and senior high students to discover gifts and talents

while learning about real world opportunities.

This year, there were 16 unique classes available

for Madison Christian School’s upper school students

to chose from, four of which took place off campus.

Class offerings ranged from a survival skills course, to

Relationships & Adulting, to Introduction to

Aeronautics & Astronomics.

Madison Christian School’s E-term is not limited to

a classroom environment. In addition to community

outreach, Madison offers an extensive job shadowing

program. Past students have job shadowed at the Ohio

big tent. Mother and

son are separated in

the aftermath, and

the kids make a deal

with the newly named Dumbo: perform

in the circus and they’ll buy

his mother back.

What follows is a sanitized version

of how animals were trained

and treated in (some) circuses, a

push by a wealthy entrepreneur

(Michael Keaton) of dubious

intent to merge the two entertainment

ventures, and actors

who are clearly not used to performing

with CGI animals, particularly

flying baby elephants.

The Reel Deal

Dedra

Cordle

Their interactions remind me of the ‘Be Our Guest’

number in the live-action Beauty and the Beast where

Belle “performs” with the talking pottery and furniture.

While they are not as stiff as the actress in that

scene, the ones in Dumbo are not as fluid as they

could, or should, have been either.

Clocking in around 1 hour and 50 minutes,

“Dumbo” is a bit of a slog to get through. It doesn’t help

that plot threads are picked up and dropped off, nor

does it help that the human characters are underdeveloped.

If you’re going to make a movie about a flying

elephant but put the focus on the humans, at least

make them interesting. There is also a weird subplot

about the dangers of capitalism, which coming from

Disney is just laughable. I don’t know if the studio

missed that from writer Ehren Kruger and director

Tim Burton, or if they thought it was a cute inside

joke, but it’s another oddity in this tonally odd movie.

While “Dumbo” is neither good nor bad, there are

cute moments, especially when it comes to its star, the

digital pachyderm. The creators did a wonderful job

with bringing this computer graphic to life and you

can’t help but be enamored with his floppy ears, tubby

body and emotional eyes.

If there is one thing to take away from this film, it

is that elephants are special creatures who deserve the

best in life, and better movies.

Grade: C

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer and columnist.

Madison Christian’s grand learning adventures

Senate, Thirty-One Gifts, and Nationwide Children’s

Hospital to name a few. For 19 upper school students,

job shadowing opportunities included 104.9 The River,

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, area high schools,

Nationwide Insurance, Ohio Statehouse, Columbus

Division of Police and Colonnade Medical Group.

For 2019, 24 upper school students flew to Italy

where they experienced museums and famous sites.

They explored the Vatican, the Coliseum, the Trevi

Fountain, and the Pantheon while they ate homemade

Gelato and purchased souvenirs. Meanwhile, 15 of

their classmates are in Costa Rica putting together a

Vacation Bible School program for an international

mission serving at-risk children. Donations from

Madison Christian parents, students, and area ministries

were collected prior to their departure.

For information visit mcseaglesoh.org or link to

facebook.com/mcseaglesoh/


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Now Accepting Credit Cards

614-419-9932

GUTTERS

Low Price-Great Service

5 & 6” Seamless gutters,

covers, siding, gutter clng.

Bill 614-306-4541

HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

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.

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

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HAULING

HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

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

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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

HOME

MAINTENANCE

Retired Finishing Carpenter

for all your extra home

repairs. over 40 yrs. exp.

Sonny 614-325-1910

JOE’S HOME MAINT.

Home Repairs, Roofing,

Siding, Gutters, Soffits,

Misc. Int. Repairs

Int. Painting

Call Joe 614-235-6883

35 Years Exp.

LANDSCAPING

DAN’S

Mowing

Service

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Quality Work

Affordable Price

Groveport Resident since 1979

Licensed & Insured

Free Estimate

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Accepting New Clients

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mowing, plant

trimming, installation,

mulching. Free Estimate.

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WE DO IT ALL!!!!

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Mulching, Hauling,

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Free Ests. Low Rates

$20 & Up

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MOVING

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dep. 614-562-1567

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Local Moving Since 1956

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No Job Too Small

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LAWN MOWER DR.

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Overall Checkups

Oil Change & Filter,

Spark Plug &

Blades Sharpened

MINOR REPAIR

John

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PAINTING

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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

Classified Services

4-14 A&M

4-14 A

4/14 A&M

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PAINTING

Painter Over 30 Yrs Exp.

Free Est. Reas Rates

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All About Drains & Plumb.

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POWER WASHING

Home Powerwash from

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Painting. 614-805-1084

MRS. POWERWASH

Any house wash $149 + tax

Single deck $69 + tax

2 Tier deck $99 + tax

Best Wash In Town

Over 45,000 Washes

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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

SEWING MACHINE

REPAIR

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.

service. Clean, oil, adjust

in your home. $39.95 all

work gtd. 614-890-5296

TOP SOIL

Alexander Hauling

Driveways topped w/new

limestone. We also deliver

Topsoil - comtil - sandmulch.

Specializing in

residential. 614-491-5460

Bobcat Service Avail.

TREE SERVICES

Joe’s Tree & Yard Work

Trim, thin, shape bushes,

hedges, stump grinding,

hauling. 614-598-6247

TROTT

TREE & LANDSCAPE

Tree Trimming

& Removal

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Also Stump Removal

Free Est. - Fully Ins.

Call 614-235-3791

Cell 614-738-0682

Brewer & Sons Tree Service

• Tree Removal

• Tree Trimming 4-14

A&M

• Stump Grinding

• Bucket Truck Services

Best Prices • Same Day Service

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BURNS TREE SERVICE

Trimming, Removal &

Stump Grinding.

614-584-2164


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Groveport Madison levy and bond issue on ballot

Groveport Madison Schools placed a combined

operating levy and bond issue on the

May 7 ballot. The proposed 6.10 mill permanent

continuing operating levy, if approved,

would replace the current five year 6.68 mill

levy that expires 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.

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. Students in the pre-K

through sixth grade buildings would be

separated into age appropriate areas.

The bond issue would provide funds to

Support GM Schools

Because the voters of the Groveport

Madison School District approved the 2014

bond/levy, we now have a new high school,

which has brought great pride to the community,

and the school district has greatly

improved its academic performance as

detailed in the 2018 Groveport Madison

District Annual Report.

Examples include: earning an “A”

Value-added grade on the State Report

Card, meaning students achieved more

than a year’s worth of academic growth

over the course of the year. We also

received “A” grades for the academic

growth of our students who have struggled

the most (the lowest 20 percent of achievers),

students with disabilities, and students

who receive gifted services.

The district’s “Gap Closing” grade also

increased from an “F” to a “B.” This indicates

we are meeting the performance

expectations of our most-vulnerable students

in English language arts, English

language proficiency, and graduation rates.

Issue 5, the May 7 bond/levy will renew

the 2014 operating levy at no additional

cost. If the levy is not renewed, we will have

to make cuts to educational programs and

the number of teachers, causing us to be

less able to meet the needs of our students.

Because our elementary and middle

school buildings are aging, extremely overcrowded,

and deteriorating in many ways —

the bond issue, along with the state’s contribution

of $65 million, will replace them

with three larger elementary schools (pre-

K to sixth grade) and one (seventh and

eighth grade) school. The cost of the bond

for a residence appraised at $100,000 is

less than 50 cents per day.

So that we can continue to meet the

needs of our students with the facilities,

teachers, and programs they need and continue

the progress we have made together

as a community, I ask you to vote for Issue

5 on May 7.

Mary Tedrow, board member

Groveport Madison Schools

letters

demolish the existing elementary schools

and middle schools. If 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 approved, 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,

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

Issue 5 a good investment

I am a graduate of Groveport Madison

High School and I support Issue 5.

With the passage of Issue 5,

current/future Groveport Madison students

and the community will greatly benefit.

It’s for this reason I’m strongly advocating

for it’s passage.

Issue 5 is a combined operating levy and

bond issue. The operating levy is not a tax

increase, so taxpayers can rest assured.

This levy will replace the current levy

which is due to expire at the end of this

year. The operating levy takes care of daily

necessities like fuel for buses, utilities, and

our awesome educators.

The bond issue segment of Issue 5 is a

meaningful investment where, if passed

our district will be able to replace our aging

elementary and middle school buildings.

This will be accomplished by using $65

million in state funds. The average functional

age of a school building is about 40

years and all of our elementary and middle

school buildings are well past that age.

Our hardworking students deserve an

upgrade to their environment.

I understand how necessary Issue 5 is,

not only for our district but for the community

of Groveport as a whole. I experienced

the aftermath of a failed levy and during

that time my learning experience was

severely hindered. Groveport Madison students

are depending on the passage of this

levy. I believe a vote for Issue 5 is a vote to

give those students a brighter future. I am

urging voters to vote yes on Issue 5!

David Helm

Groveport

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