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May 19 - June 1 2019 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVI, No. 24

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Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove

Cruisers host OCC

league track meet

Groveport Madison High School

played host to the Ohio Capital

Conference boys and girls league

varsity track championship meet at

Cruiser Stadium on May 9 and 11.

The Cruiser boys track team finished

second overall and the girls track

team finished tied for fourth place

overall. Canal Winchester won the

OCC Capital Division boys team

championship and Big Walnut won

the girls team title.

Pictured (above, center) is Cruiser

senior is Tahzmere Givens winning

the boys 110 meter hurdles.

At middle left, Cruiser junior Makaila

Boston hands the baton off to senior

Antonia Woods who then dashed to

the finish line during the girls 400

meter relay.

At bottom left, Cruiser freshman high

jumper Harris Musungu clears 6’3”

during the high jump event.

Groveport Madison’s

levy/bond issue rejected

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

Voters rejected Groveport Madison

Schools’ combined levy/bond issue on May

7.

The vote on Issue 5 was 1,623 against

(54 percent) and 1,386 for the issue (46 percent),

according to unofficial election

results from the Franklin County Board of

Elections.

“We’re disappointed, obviously,” said

Groveport Madison Superintendent

Garilee Ogden. “It’s unfortunate for our

district, but the community has decided

this isn’t the time for this issue. The

administration, along with the board of

education, will get back to work to determine

our next steps. We appreciate everyone

who took the time to cast their vote.”

Ogden thanked everyone for their

efforts and that, “It’s a hard thing as this

loss impacts our teachers and our students’

educational experience.”

The 6.10 mill permanent continuing

operating levy would have replaced the

current five year 6.68 mill levy, which

expires on Dec. 31, 2019.

According to information provided by

Groveport Madison Schools officials, the

failure of the levy means the district will

see deficits of $2.7 million in 2020 and $5.6

million in 2021.

“We will lose $2.7 million in tax revenue,”

said Ogden. “We cannot sustain

what we’re doing without that funding.”

When asked why she thinks Issue 5

failed, Ogden said, “I can’t pick one thing.

We received a variety of feedback from the

community, but it’s hard to pinpoint one or

two things that led to this result. We need

to find the root causes for why the issue

was opposed and we also need to get more

people to the polls to vote.”

In May 2014, 6,863 total voters went to

the polls when an operating levy and a

bond issue for a new high school for

Groveport Madison passed. On May 7,

Issue 5 failed with only 3,009 total votes

cast.

According to Aaron Sellers, Franklin

County Board of Elections public information

officer, voter turnout was low countywide

as only 7.2 percent of eligible registered

voters in Franklin County voted.

Groveport Madison Board of Education

member Nancy Gillespie said she was

“super disappointed” in the election result

and with the low voter turnout in the district.

“We have about 6,000 students so we

should have at least 6,000 parents turnout

to vote,” said Gillespie. “Where are our parents?

We have a lot of work to do.”

Gillespie said the campaign committee

ran “a positive campaign, but the voters

didn’t respond.”

Ogden said the administration and

board of education will analyze what the

voters said and “then get together and do

the right thing for our students.”

Ogden said the district is likely to place

something on the November ballot, which

could be a levy, a bond issue, or both,

depending on what the board of education

decides.

“We’ll have discussions about it soon,”

said Ogden.

She added it is too late to file to place

something on an August special election

ballot.

With the levy’s failure, Ogden said it

has not been determined yet what cuts will

have to be made and when they will be

made.

“The administration team and board of

education will continue to look at different

options regarding operations and the funding

that comes with that,” said Ogden. “We

know we need to work hard to continue our

programs and curriculum that we now

offer. We have to go back to the drawing

board to determine our next steps and also

do the same in regards to a bond issue for

possible future funding for new buildings.”

As part of Issue 5, the voters also rejected

See LEVY/BOND ISSUE, page 2

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Solutions sought for Toy Road

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

Discussions and plans are still being made about

what to do regarding the traffic and road conditions on

Toy Road.

The Franklin County Engineer’s Office, the city of

Groveport, and Madison Township will hold a public

meeting about Toy Road on June 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m

at the engineer’s East Maintenance Facility, located at

4801 Hendron Road in Groveport. The formal presentation

begins at 6 p.m.

The county engineer will talk about future road

improvements, city of Groveport officials will explain

why the city returned an Ohio Public Works

Commission grant, and Madison Township officials

will be there to answer questions.

Residents living on Toy Road, Saltzgaber Road, and

Swisher Road have been frustrated for several years

by the poor conditions of these roads as well as the

heavy traffic from nearby commercial warehouses that

uses these narrow, formerly rural roads. The residents

are seeking relief from the vehicle and semi-truck traffic

they say damages the roads, tears up yards, knocks

over mailboxes, causes noise, generates trash, and creates

congestion.

The three roads have the added problem of falling

within several different government jurisdictions

including Madison Township, the cities of Groveport

and Obetz, and Franklin County.

Last summer a $2.8 million proposal was made to

LEVY/BOND ISSUE

Continued from page 1

a 37-year, 4.72 mill, $83.6 million bond issue which

would have generated funds to build three new pre-K

through sixth grade elementary schools and one new

middle school for grades seven and eight. The pre-K

through sixth grade buildings would hold about 1,067

students each and the middle school would hold about

1,000 students.

The bond issue would have also provided funds to

demolish the existing elementary schools and middle

schools (note: the school district and the city of Groveport

were in negotiations regarding the possible repurposing

of Groveport Elementary). The plan would have reduced

the number of schools in the district from 10 to five.

If voters had approved the bond issue to build the

schools, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission

would have funded 53 percent of the estimated $148.7

million project cost and Groveport Madison would

have funded 47 percent.

The operating levy portion of the combined ballot

issue would not have raised taxes, but the bond issue

would have result ed 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:

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reconstruct about a half mile of Toy Road that is located

within the city of Groveport from Centerpoint

Parkway to Swisher Road. The city of Groveport had

applied for, and received, approval for an Ohio Public

Works Commission grant of $1.57 million to help fund

the city’s portion of the project’s cost.

However, in a letter dated April 26, the city of

Groveport notified the OPWC that it turned down the

funding because the city was not able to proceed with

the project. The letter states, “The success of the project

relied on a public-private partnership with a potential

developer who was willing to bring a substantial financial

contribution to the project, pending their successful

negotiation for acquisition of adjacent real estate with

several private property owners. That negotiation was

unsuccessful and after a period of our continued conversation

with the developer, they advised us their

project is no longer financially viable and thus they

cannot bring the financial contribution to the project.”

Groveport officials notified the OPWC the city cannot

proceed with the project without a private financial

partner and so had to decline the OPWC funding.

In the mean time, Groveport City Administrator

Marsha Hall said Groveport City Engineer Steve Farst

is meeting with the Franklin County Engineer’s Office

to discuss a contract with a consulting engineer for

future pavement improvements to Toy Road. She said

the earliest such pavement improvement work could

begin would be in late 2020.

“We hope to know those costs by the end of July,”

said Hall.

$247.44; $175,000 market value: $288.68; and

$200,000 market value: $329.92.

District officials had stated the bond issue was

needed to: replace aging school buildings; ease student

overcrowding; eliminate the 22 modular classrooms in

the district; enable there to be identical academic and

other programs in each school; result in less acreage to

be maintained; create more overall efficiency; younger

students would be separated from older students in

the elementaries and buses; and provide for modern

safety features (officials noted the current schools cannot

be retrofitted to meet modern safety needs).

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.) The estimated cost to renovate the

schools would be $78 million, according to the OFCC.

The Franklin County Board of Elections will certify

vote totals from the May 7 election by May 28.

The Groveport Madison Board of Education plans to

discuss the levy and bond issue at its work session

meeting on May 22 at 7 p.m. at the District Service

Center, 4400 Marketing Place, Groveport.

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Women’s self-defense class

Groveport Police officers will serve as

instructors at a beginner’s women’s selfdefense

class on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 1

p.m. at the Groveport Recreation Center,

7370 Groveport Road. Ladies must be at

least age 14 years by June 15 to register.

Registration limited to 30 participants.

Register at Groveport Recreation Center or

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online at www.groveportrec.com. Cost is

$10. Call 614-836-1000.

GMHS choir honored

The Groveport Madison High School

Symphonic Choir earned a Superior Rating

at the Ohio Music Education Association’s

State Adjudicated event on May 4. This is

the second year in a row the choir has

achieved such an accomplishment.

Image provided by Groveport Madison Schools

Groveport Madison Schools purchased the four parcels marked at the upper left

on this map. The parcel marked to the right of the four parcels is already owned

by Groveport Madison Schools. The properties are situated on the north side of

the big bend in Noe-Bixby Road between Stratford Lane and Sedalia Drive.

Groveport Madison Schools

proceed with land purchase

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

The Groveport Madison Board of

Education has purchase land for the district

along Noe-Bixby Road for $265,000

from Greene Acres, LLC.

According to Groveport Madison

Treasurer John Walsh, the property is

located at 3465 Noe-Bixby Road and consists

of four parcels totaling about 11.6

acres.

“It’s mostly a wooded area with a couple

outbuildings,” said Walsh. “These

four parcels are contiguous to a parcel of

about 14 acres which is already owned by

Groveport Madison Local Schools.”

Walsh said the purchase was made

using funds from the district’s permanent

improvement fund, which is money

used for capital improvements. He said

the purchase does not affect the district’s

general fund. He said the district should

take possession of the property by the

end of May.

In February, the board authorized the

purchase of the four parcels with the

caveat that district officials come back to

the board with another resolution to

affirm the purchase at a future board

meeting. This affirmation took place at

the board’s May 8 meeting.

Board President Bryan Shoemaker

said the district bought the land to serve

“It’s important to move forward

and secure our future.”

- Bryan Shoemaker, president

Groveport Madison

Board of Education

as a potential future building site for a

new school.

“It’s important to move forward and

secure our future,” said Shoemaker.

Added board member Nancy Gillespie,

“It’s important to go ahead with this purchase.

Land is getting snatched up and

we need to plan for the long term.”

Shoemaker said soil tests on the property

indicate the ground meets construction

requirements.

He also said the buildable portion of

the land is outside the flood plain on the

property.

“Coupled with the adjacent land the

district already owns, it means that collectively

there are 25 acres there, which

is enough acreage and meets the requirements

for potentially building a pre-K

through sixth grade building on the site,”

said Groveport Madison Superintendent

Garilee Ogden. “The district is not getting

smaller. This is about the future of

Groveport Madison and the future of our

students.”



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A look at schools’ finances

Groveport Madison

Schools’ five year forecast

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

The failure of Groveport Madison

Schools’ levy/bond issue on May 7, as well

as uncertainty in future state funding, has

implications for the district’s finances in

the next five years.

“A five year financial forecast is laden

with risks and uncertainty, not only due to

economic uncertainties, but also due to

state legislative changes (in the upcoming

biennium state budgets),” wrote Groveport

Madison Schools Treasurer John Walsh in

his report on the forecast.

Walsh said the district is fortunate to

have received more state funding for fiscal

years 2018 and 2019 than had been expected

from the state budget.

“Being that 53 percent of the funding for

the district is from state dollars, this

increase is very beneficial to the overall

operations and for the education of our students,”

said Walsh. “However, the district

must be very mindful of future state budgets

and their effects on our district.”

The district’s most recent five year forecast

also shows the district with positive

cash balances of $20 million in 2019; $18

million in 2020; $11.7 million in 2021; and

$3.4 million in 2022. However a deficit of

$6.9 million is projected in 2023 depending

on levy results. (The forecast’s cash balances

do not include levy renewal revenue

funding because that money cannot be

included as revenue until the levy is

passed, according to Walsh.)

The district’s 6.8 mill operating levy

was passed in May 2014 and expires on

Dec. 31, 2019. According to information

provided by Groveport Madison Schools

officials, the failure of Issue 5 means the

district will see deficits of $2.7 million in

2020 and $5.6 million in 2021.

“The levy will have to be renewed in

2019 for collection to continue in 2020 in

order to maintain fiscal stability for the

district in the future,” said Walsh.

“Because, if the revenue is not there, the

district will have to change how it spends

its money.”

Revenues

According to the five year forecast, the

district’s general fund revenue for fiscal

year 2019 is $85.3 million and $83.6 million

for 2020. (The forecast’s general fund

revenues do not include levy renewal revenue

funding because that money cannot

be included as property tax revenue until

the levy is passed, according to Walsh.)

The district receives 53 percent of its

revenue from state funding. Real estate

property taxes make up 42 percent of the

revenue with the remaining 5 percent coming

from other local sources.

Walsh said potential and unknown

future changes in state funding would

have an affect Groveport Madison’s

“The levy will have to be

renewed in 2019 for collection to

continue in 2020 in order to

maintain fiscal stability for the

district in the future.”

- John Walsh, treasurer

Groveport Madison Schools

finances. He said the district has to wait

until the state enacts its next two biennial

budgets to know what their impact would

be on the amount of state funding

Groveport Madison would receive in the

future.

In this report, Walsh notes that revenue

increased $1.12 million due to the

decreased rate of delinquent property tax

payments by property owners, new construction,

and additional state funding. He

said the stabilization of the economy has

allowed property values to rebound.

Expenses

According to the forecast, the district’s

expenditures for fiscal year 2019 are $80.2

million and $84.3 million in 2020.

District employee wages and benefits

account for 65 percent of the district’s

expenditures.

“People costs are the biggest item and

they are what drive your operation,” Walsh

said.

Purchased services make up 30 percent

of expenses while materials are 3 percent,

capital is 1 percent and miscellaneous is 1

percent.

Purchased services expenses include

payments for contracted services, utilities,

gas, electric, property insurance, and

transportation. However, 37 percent of

purchased services expenses come from

Groveport Madison being required to make

payments to community (charter) schools.

Likewise, the Educational Choice Voucher

program and open enrollment schools are

also expenses.

According to Walsh, 56 percent of the

purchased services expenses to the district

comes from the cost for students who live

within the Groveport Madison district borders

but who attend school elsewhere. In

Ohio, state money follows the student so

Groveport Madison loses dollars to other

schools where these students choose to

attend instead of Groveport Madison.

Walsh said this amounts to approximately

$11 million annually the district loses for

area resident students who choose to be

educated in another district.

Walsh said the number of students who

live within the Groveport Madison district

but who attend school elsewhere “fluctuates

up and down, but typically we have

over 1,200 students who attend other locations

to be educated.”

Another expense for the district is the

$121,057 per year it spends leasing modular

classrooms, according to the five year

forecast.

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Memorial Day Section

A mother’s heartfelt letter

to her soldier son, 1919

By Rick Palsgrove

Southeast Editor

Imagine yourself as a soldier stationed

overseas in those first few weeks after the

end of World War I. You’re eager to go

home, but until you are discharged your

only tangible contact to home is by letter.

One hundred years ago, in the days

before someone overseas could be contacted

instantly by telephone, or through the

various forms of the Internet, the written

word in the form of ink on paper was the

main way to reach out to a faraway loved

one.

Letters from home to those in the military

who fought in World War I in Europe

could take days or weeks to reach their

destination. Then those on the home front,

in turn, waited days or weeks for a reply.

One such letter from home to a

Groveport soldier in 1919 recently was

donated to the Groveport Heritage

Museum by the Westerville Public Library

after it was found in the library’s files.

The letter, written by his mother, was

sent to her U.S. Army private son, who was

in the 37th Division, and was dated, “From

home at Groveport, O., Jan. 13, 1919.”

World War I had ended Nov. 11, 1918,

and the family was eagerly awaiting his

return home. In flowing script handwriting,

his mother writes, “We are growing

impatient waiting for you and no doubt you

boys are the same. I hope you are comfortably

quartered and it is not so cold there.”

She described how things were at home

to her son, noting that the Ohio winter had

been “ideal” so far and noting, “A few days

were cold, six above zero is the coldest day

we’ve had. Just three light snows, scarcely

enough to cover the ground. We can pull a

turnip up out in the garden and it is as

crisp as early fall.” She added that the

weather recently was nice enough for her

to dry clothes outside on the line because it

was like “a summer day.”

She told her son that she won’t tell him

about everything that’s happened at home

in the year and a half he’s been away

because she wants him to have some surprises

when he comes home.

She wrote about others her son knew

from the community who served in the war

noting that one wounded fellow, “is home

for a while now, but will go back as soon as

he recovers. He was in that bunch of 1,200

in that Argonne Woods battle...150 came

out and he was gassed three times and got

some slight wounds.”

Referencing newspaper accounts of the

“I can hardly wait for the day

when I see you come marching

home.”

From a mother’s letter to

her soldier son, 1919

time, she wrote that a “bunch of wounded

soldiers landed (in America) on Dec. 20...It

is a pitiful sight to see our once perfect

specimens of boys now hobbling along with

one leg or some member of their body

gone.”

As the letter closes, she wrote, “I can

hardly wait for the day when I see you

come marching home” and she described a

potential welcome home meal that awaited

him as “roast ribs, dressing, mashed potatoes

and gravy, kidney beans, marshmallow

salad, cherry and custard pie, cake

cookies, pickles, strawberry preserves,

bread, butter, coffee, tea, milk, salt and

pepper, and toothpicks.”

Imagine how heavenly that list of food

sounded to a soldier who had been existing

for many months on Army food!

She signed off the warm, heartfelt letter

this way: “Lots of love and many God bless

you my child. All send their love and best

wishes to our dear, dear absent boy. Love,

from mother.”

But then there is a P.S. noting a stick of

gum was included for him with the letter.

A simple, kindly gesture, that offered a

sweet taste of home.


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Memorial Day in Groveport, 1946

The town of Groveport has always honored

and embraced Memorial Day dating

all the way back to the day’s origins in the

post-Civil War period.

Editor’s Notebook

While each of

these Memorial Days

of the past, present,

and future is special

in its own right, one

Memorial Day in particular

stands out in

Groveport history.

World War II had

ended in 1945. It was

a war on such a mammoth

scale that it

affected and touched

the lives of countless

people.

Rick

Palsgrove

In addition to the traditional parade and

ceremonies in the Groveport Cemetery on

Memorial Day, May 30, 1946, a special ceremony

was held on the front lawn at what

was then Groveport High School (now

Groveport Elementary). At 3 p.m. that day,

the Groveport Lions Club dedicated a large

stone memorial to those men and women of

Groveport and Madison Township who

served in World War II.

Groveport in those days had no official

“town square” (and it really still doesn’t), so

the front lawn of the school was chosen as

a prominent downtown spot for the World

War II Stone Memorial. The school yard

was an appropriate setting as the school

was the place where all the local veterans

On Memorial Day in 1946, the Groveport Lions Club dedicated a

stone memorial to those area men and women who served in

World War II. Groveport in those days had no official “town

square,” so the front lawn of Groveport School was chosen as a

prominent spot for the stone memorial. The memorial stone is

under a cover to the right in the photo. Groveport Town Hall can

be seen in the background.

shared a common experience of life in their

school days. The Memorial Stone rests in

the northeast corner of the Groveport

School front lawn near the intersection of

Wirt Road and Main Street. Placing the

Memorial Stone at this site ensured it

would be seen daily by many people.

The May 30, 1946 ceremony included

music by the high school band; flag raising

by the American Legion Robert Dutro Post

486 Color Guard; a salute to the World War

II dead by a rifle squad and buglers; an

invocation by Rev. Ernest Winterhoff; and

speeches by Groveport Lions Club

President Foster Mills, Mayor J. R.

Buchman, American Legion Robert Dutro

Post 486 Commander Carl Benson,

Spanish-American War veteran Frederick

Mills, General Chairman Edgar Dietz, Jr.,

World War I veteran Stephen McClish,

Malcolm Sims of the U.S. Army, State

Senator Roscoe Walcutt, Robert Zarbaugh

of the Navy, and Arthur Hamler of the

Marines.

Following the speeches, the good-sized,

expectant crowd - some sitting in the grass,

others standing, and a few more sitting on

their bicycles on the edge of Main Street -

watched as representatives of the

Groveport Lions Club unveiled the

Memorial Stone.

Toward the end of the ceremony, Gold

Star mother Mazie Palsgrove (and my

great-grandmother), whose son Harold died

in World War II, laid flowers at the base of

the Memorial Stone after its unveiling.

The Memorial Stone is a large Ohio

boulder emblazoned with a simple plaque

that reads: “Erected in honor of those men

and women of this community who served

in the armed forces during the Second

Photos courtesy of the Groveport Heritage

Museum

The memorial stone is a large Ohio boulder

emblazoned with a simple plaque.

The stone rests in the northeast corner

of the Groveport School front lawn near

the intersection of Wirt Road and Main

Street. Placing the stone as this site

ensured it would be seen by many people

on a daily basis.

World War and the following occupation.”

Coupled with the Memorial Stone is a list

of those from the community who served in

World War II. This “Roll of Honor” is located

in the foyer of Groveport Elementary. A

gold star is affixed beside the names of

those who lost their lives during the war.

Time rolls on. Memories fade. But nestled

in the soft, green grass of the school

yard, the World War II Memorial Stone

endures and is an elegantly simple

reminder to all of us of the profound sacrifice

made by the members of the Groveport

Madison community in service to their

country.

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the Southeast

Messenger.

Gold Star mother Mazie Palsgrove, whose son Harold died in

World War II, laid flowers at the base of the memorial stone during

the ceremony.

Remembering the fallen

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance

for our fallen veterans.

The veterans of Robert Dutro Post

486, American Legion, Groveport, have

announced the following Memorial Day

ceremonies for Hamilton and Madison

townships as well as the parade and ceremony

in the city of Groveport.

All ceremonies will be held on May

27.

•9 a.m. - Asbury Cemetery, 4760

Winchester Pike, Columbus. Parking

available at the Fellowship Baptist

Church located next door.

•10:30 a.m. - Fernwood Cemetery,

460 Rowe Road, Lockbourne. Parking

available in the cemetery.

•12:30 p.m. - Groveport Parade and

Groveport Cemetery Ceremony. The

staging area for the parade is Front

Street beside Groveport Town Hall, 648

Main St. at 12:30 p.m. The goal is to recognize

as many veterans as possible so

all veterans and their families are

encouraged to join in the parade. For

older or mobile restricted veterans, there

will be military vehicles available to ride

in, courtesy of Motts Military Museum.

The parade starts at 1:15 p.m. and will

proceed west down Main Street from

Groveport Town Hall, then south on

College Street and ending in the

Groveport Cemetery.

The ceremony begins in the

Groveport Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. The

Ceremony will be conducted by members

of the Groveport American Legion Post

486. Music will be provided by the

Groveport Madison Marching Cruiser

Band.

Parking is available in the city’s community

parking lots as well as the

Groveport Elementary and Middle

School Central parking lots.

Following the ceremony an open

house with refreshments will be held at

Motts Military Museum, 5075 South

Hamilton Road, Groveport.

The Groveport American Legion Post

486 is named after local resident,

Private Robert Dutro, who in 1917 at the

age of 15 joined the 6th Marine

Regiment during World War I.

He would later die in France on July

19, 1918 during the Aisne-Marne offensive.

The Post was established in 1924 and

meets the first Thursday of the month at

the Madison Township Administrative

Offices, 4757 Madison Lane, Groveport.

It can be followed on Facebook @ groveportamerican

legion.

For information on the Memorial Day

events or information about the

American Legion and Post, contact Rick

Compton at 614 208-6963.


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Village of Lithopolis

Business

Spotlight

The Secret Gift Shop

There’s a special shop nestled

in historic downtown Lithopolis

that can fulfill your gift giving

needs.

It’s The Secret Gift Shop,

owned by Lesli Brewer and located

at 87 E. Columbus St..

The Secret Gift Shop is a

unique, pleasant place where you

can find a great gift for just about

anyone, including yourself!

For information on The Secret

Gift Shop call 614-578-7787 or

email Thesecretgs@yahoo.com.

Come visit us and see what

we have to offer!

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.

Memorial Day plant sale

The Lithopolis Garden Club will hold its

Memorial Day plant sale on May 27 from 10

a.m. to 3 p.m. behind Wagnalls Memorial

Library, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis.

You will find plants potted by garden club

members from their own gardens.

This is the club’s only annual fundraiser

which helps maintain the park and containers

on Columbus Street in Lithopolis.

Calling all artists:

Art at the Wagnalls

The Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E. Columbus

St., Lithopolis, is hosting its first outdoor

summer art festival, “Art at the

Wagnalls,” on Aug. 10. The event features

fine artists and artisans specializing in

Fairfield County’s “Best Kept Secret”

painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry,

furniture, sculpture, wood, metal, and

other mixed media.

Vendors may secure their space now for

$100.

Prizes for art entry awards are $600 first

place, $250 second place, and $150 third

place.

Deadline is June 28. For information,

contact Alexis via email at socialmedia@linearcreative.com

or call 216-741-1533.

Gatsby at the Wagnalls

The Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E. Columbus

St., Lithopolis invites you to the second

annual Gatsby at Wagnalls on Oct. 12.

Come experience the magical spirit of the

Roaring Twenties at a glamorous evening

wearing your finest attire or Gatsby-themed

couture.

The event will benefit Wagnalls Memorial

Foundation. There will be a silent auction

featuring unique items and gift

packages.

Early bird ticket: $45 and general ticket:

$50. For information, contact Alexis via

email at socialmedia@linearcreative.com or

call 216-741-1533.

Lithopolis Honeyfest

The 13th annual Honeyfest in downtown

Lithopolis promises to be bigger and better

than ever and embraces the theme, “Saving

the planet, one honeybee at a time.” It will

be held Sept. 6 from 3-7 p.m. and Sept. 7

from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission is free and a shuttle will be

available.

The Honeyfest features live music, bee

beards, beekeepers, honey and honey tasting,

mead competition, Honeyfest Queen

Pageant, honey bake off, Ohio Honey Show,

honey extracting, hive inspection, junior

beekeeping, the American Honey Princess,

mead and wine tasting, foods made with

honey, kids crafts, photo contest, art, honey

beer garden, and the Bloom-Carroll Kiwanis.

Call 614-829-7355 for information.

Wagnalls Memorial Library

Wagnalls Memorial Library, 150 E.

Columbus St., Lithopolis, is open Monday -

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday: 10

a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed on Friday and Sunday.

For information call (614) 837-4765 or

visit www.wagnalls.org.

Lithopolis Garden Club

Lithopolis Garden Club meets the first

Tuesday each month at 1 p.m. in the Community

Building at Wagnalls Memorial in

Lithopolis.

Anyone interested in gardening and

meeting other gardeners are invited to attend

the meetings.

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Photo courtesy of the city of Groveport

Resident celebrates

100th birthday

Groveport resident Helene Ledford

recently celebrated her 100th birthday

and Mayor Lance Westcamp, Groveport

Police Sgt. Casey Adams, City

Councilman Scott Lockett, Groveport

Police Chief Ralph Portier, and City

Councilman Shawn Cleary, stopped by

her home with cake and flowers to help

her celebrate.

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.

Groveport Aquatic Center

Groveport’s outdoor water park, the Groveport Aquatic Center,

located in Groveport Park at 7370 Groveport Road, will open on

May 25 at noon (weather permitting). This is the 16th year for the

award winning facility. Season passes for both Groveport residents

and non-residents are on sale at the Groveport Recreation

Center. Day passes can be purchased at the gate for $8 Groveport

residents / $12 non-residents. For information, call 614-836-1000

or visit www.groveportrec.com.

Joe Newland Memorial Bike Ride

On Feb. 13, 2018, Joe Newland, a personal trainer at the

Groveport Recreation Center, lost his life to cancer. He was and

continues to be an inspiration for many who workout at the recreation

center.

The Joe Newland Memorial Bike Ride is in remembrance of

him and his passion for fitness. The ride will be held June 8 at 9

a.m. Meet at Cruiser Park, 4677 Bixby Road, Groveport. Fee is

$10 and all profits will be donated to Pelotonia in his honor. There

are 10-mile and 25-mile route options. Routes use the Blacklick

Creek and Alum Creek multi-use trails. Register by May 31 to

guarantee a shirt or by June 7 at the Groveport Recreation Center

or online. Race day registrations accepted at Cruiser Park.

Sponsored by Cyclist Connection and The Paddock Pub. Gather at

The Paddock Pub for post-ride food and drinks.

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Photos courtesy of Groveport Madison Schools

MSC athletes honored

Groveport Madison Middle School Central Athletic Award

winners, from left to right: Peyton Gibbs, Nfaly Toure,

Reagan Whitesel, and Chelsea Carson. Gibbs and Carson

won the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award and Toure and

Whitesel won the Scholar Athlete Award.

MSN athletes honored

Groveport Madison Middle School North Athletic Award winners,

from left to right: Gideon Olesumo - Scholar Athlete;

Tyron Harrison - Archie Griffin Sportsmanship; Ka’Liya

Howard - Archie Griffin Sportsmanship; and Celina Hang -

Scholar Athlete.

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Will Train. Mechanically

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Employment

Southeast Healthcare is seeking the following positions: Engagement Specialists and

Recovery Guides to promote recovery in adults with severe mental illness

and/or drug or alcohol dependency.

Positions available in Delaware and Franklin County.

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Applicant must have a HS diploma/GED, valid driver’s license,

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vehicle and be willing to transport.

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BOATS

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DATED SALES

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ANTIQUES

WANTED

Victrolas, Watches,

Clocks, Bookcases

Antiques, Furn.

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or 614-783-2629

CASH FOR CARS

614-276-2597

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minerals and other oil &

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to: P.O. Box 13557,

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$ Cash At Your Door $

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xCome & Get It

May 19, 2019 - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - PAGE 11

xClassified Services

COME AND GET IT

Deadlines are Tuesdays by 5 pm.

Call For Publication Schedule 614-272-5422

Need to Get Rid of Something Fast - Advertise It Here For FREE!

FREE Garden Straw for gardens or bedding. Call for appointment for pickup.

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ML - Groveport - 614-836-2718

Six Foot Sofa Bed Couch, good condition except has some damage to arms,

can cover, brown/green/beige/rust color.

AM - Canal Winchester - 614-837-3109

FREE 4x8 Table with partial steel plate, well built. You pick up.

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. Come and Get It! is a bi-weekly column that offers readers an opportunity to pass

along surplus building materials, furniture, electronic equipment, crafts, supplies,

appliances, plants or household goods to anybody who will come and get them - as

long as they’re FREE. NO PETS! Just send us a brief note describing what you want to

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

are welcome to submit requests for donations of items.

Send information to The Columbus Messenger, Attention: Come and Get It, 3500

Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH43204. Deadline is Tuesdays by 5 pm for following

Mondays publication. Messenger Newspapers is not responsible for any

complications that may occur. Please contact us when items are gone. 272-5422

Come & Get It

xMisc. for Sale

MISCELLANEOUS

FOR SALE

Large Selection of

Chandeliers to

choose from.

All in working condition.

Going Out of Business!!

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FREE 4’x8’ TABLE

with partial steel plate,

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Call

614-272-5422

OFFICE

PRINTER

WORKCENTER

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FOR SALE

740-852-0809

Misc. for Sale

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in the Service Directory, Call

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AIR CONDITIONING

Air Conditioning

Installation & Repairs

30 yrs exp. $50 Service

Fee. R22 recharge avail.

614-226-0982

AIR CONDITIONING

Complete System

Clean & Check

$49.95 6/9 A

Free Electronic Leak Testing

All Makes • All Models

45 Yrs. Exp. • Senior Discount

614-351-9025

614-351-9005

APPLIANCE REPAIR

Washer, Dryer, Stove &

Refrig. Repair 875-7588

BASEMENT

WATERPROOFING

Walker’s Basement

Waterproofing. Free

Inspection 614-359-4353

BLACKTOP

SANTIAGO’S

Sealcoating & Services LLC

Quality Materials Used

Driveway Seal

& Repairs

Top Seal Cracks

CLEANING

5-26

A&M

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Spring Clean-Ups

Mowing, Mulching, Edging

“Ask for whatever you need”

BBB Accredited

FULLY INSURED

Call or text for Free Est.

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CARPET CLEANING

Dirt Busters Tile/Floor-Any

3 Rms - $44.95. Laminant

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treatment. 614-805-1084

Cleaning-wash walls 20 yrs

exp. Judy 614-946-2443

INFORMATION

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Looking for Mrs. Clean?

For excellent cleaning

services at reas. rates

w/great refs, depend.

10% Sr. Disc. Gwen

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CONCRETE

Ohio Cement Contractors

All concrete patios, porches,

walks, drives, walls

etc. Specializing in stamped

color concrete. Bonded

& Insured. Please call Ron

740-771-5988

740-727-9469

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CONSTRUCTION

Quality Concrete Work

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

Block Work & Excavation

Stamp Patios,

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37 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.

Free Ests. 614-871-3834

AJ’s Concrete,

Masonry

Good Work - Fair Prices

Block Foundations

Driveways • Sidewalks

Epoxy/Overlay Floors

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.

Now Accepting Credit Cards

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CONCRETE

All Types Concrete Work

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37 Yrs. Exp.

(614) 207-5430

Owner is On The Job!

GUTTERS

Low Price-Great Service

5 & 6” Seamless gutters,

covers, siding, gutter clng.

Bill 614-306-4541

HAULING

DUMPSTER RENTALS

Bulk Pickups

Estate Cleanouts

You Load or We Load

Open 7 Days - Visa/MC

BUCKEYE HAULING

and DUMPSTERS

614-397-1171

6/9 A

5-26 A

HOME

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REMODELING

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Full Service Remodeling

• Bathrooms • Kitchens

• Tile • Drywall • Flooring

• Roofing • Siding • Etc.

NO JOB TO SMALL

A+ BBB Rating

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Lic. • Bonded • Insured

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www.lgroofingcolumbus@gmail.com

SINCE 1973

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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.

Free Est. - Financing Avail.

Member BBB Of Cent. OH

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

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or 614-863-9912

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

JOE’S HOME MAINT.

Home Repairs, Roofing,

Siding, Gutters, Soffits,

Misc. Int. Repairs

Int. Painting

Call Joe 614-235-6883

35 Years Exp.

Finishing Carpenter for all

your extra home repairs or

Honey-do-list. over 40 yrs.

exp. Sonny 614-325-1910

LANDSCAPING

DAN’S

Mowing

Service

Quality Work

Affordable Price

Groveport Resident since 1979

Licensed & Insured

Free Estimate

614-598-2545

LAWN CARE

GOOD NEIGHBORS

LAWN CARE

Mowing, Mulching, Pruning

Light Landscaping

Weeding & Edging of Flower Beds

Taking on New Accounts

Res. / Comm.

Lic./Ins. BBB Member

614-238-9237

614-937-0658

$10 Off 1st Service for New Customers

Marty Mack Lawn Svcs.

Lawn cutting, yard cleanup.

Small tree & bush

trimming. Light hauling &

trash removal

614-589-7841

LET US MAINTAIN

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN

FOR YOU

Summer, Spring,

Winter or Fall

WE DO IT ALL!!!!

Lawn Cuts, Edging,

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,

Mulching, Hauling,

Garden Pond &

Home Maint.

Free Ests. Low Rates

$20 & Up

Kevin - 614-905-3117

MOVING

Aaron Allen Moving

Local Moving Since 1956

Bonded & Insured

614-299-6683, 263-0649

Celebrating 60 yrs in business

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No Job Too Small

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Free Estimate

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MOWER REPAIR

LAWN MOWER DR.

“House Calls Only”

Overall Checkups

Oil Change & Filter,

Spark Plug &

Blades Sharpened

MINOR REPAIR

John

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PAINTING

A Job Well Done Again

A lic. General Contractor

Some Skilled Services

Incl: Painting • Stucco,

Repair•Carpentry•Exterior

Drainage & Home Maint.

Call Today! 614-235-1819

Painter Over 30 Yrs Exp.

Free Est. Reas Rates

Daniel 614-226-4221

Burt’s Painting

“Grove City’s Hometown

Painter.” Free ests.

614-539-3412

PEST CONTROL

Anthony Pest Control

Eliminate Your Pest For

Less $$. 614-600-8841

Classified Services

6-9

A/M

6-9 A&M

6-9 A

6/9

SE

6/9 A&M

5-26 A

5/26 E/SE

PLUMBING

All About Drains & Plumb.

Will snake any sm drain

$125 + tax. 614-778-2584

ALL IN ONE

PLUMBING LLC

“One Call Does It All”

$25 OFF LABOR

With This Ad

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All Major Credit Cards Accepted

POWER WASHING

MRS. POWERWASH

Any house wash $149 + tax

Single deck $69 + tax

2 Tier deck $99 + tax

Best Wash In Town

Over 45,000 Washes

Ashley, 614-771-3892

Home Powerwash from

$99 & up. Also House

Painting. 614-805-1084

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

TROTT

TREE & LANDSCAPE

Tree Trimming

& Removal

5/26

5/26

A

Also Stump Removal

Free Est. - Fully Ins.

Call 614-235-3791

Cell 614-738-0682

Brewer & Sons Tree Service

• Tree Removal

• Tree Trimming 6-9

A&M

• Stump Grinding

• Bucket Truck Services

Best Prices • Same Day Service

614-878-2568

6/9

E/SE

A&M

Fast Tree Service

Tree Removal,

Stump Grinding

Free With Access,

Pruning, Shaping

Insured, Free Est.

Payment Plans Avail.

614-837-8367

614-863-1522

BURNS TREE SERVICE

Trimming, Removal &

Stump Grinding.

614-584-2164


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Township Police statistics

April crime statistics for Madison

Township, according to the Madison

Township Police: 11 assist/mutual aid, 1

assaults, 5 burglary, 1 dead upon arrival,

16 domestic complaints, 11 driving under

the influence, 5 juvenile complaints, 6 miscellaneous

incidents, 2 missing persons, 1

recovered vehicle, 1 robbery, 2 stolen vehicle,

1 suspicious person/vehicle, 11 thefts,

10 threats or harassment, 108 traffic

offenses, 5 vandalism, 6 hit-skip accidents,

2 vehicle accidents - with injury, 24 vehicle

crashes, 3 vehicle impounds, and 319 dispatched

calls.

Police history exhibit

An exhibit on Groveport Police history

is on display in May at Groveport Town

Hall, 648 Main St. Hours: Monday through

Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday

from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday noon to

6 p.m. Call 614-836-3333.

AUTO HOME BUSINESS LIFE INSURANCE

Beplerinsurance.com

614.837.4379

staff@beplerinsurance.com

3246 Noe Bixby Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43232

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove

Arbor Day

Groveport city workers put the finishing

touches on the planting of a Red Point

Maple tree on the playground of

Groveport Elementary on May 3. The

tree, which can grow to a height of 45

feet, was planted at the school in honor

of Arbor Day. A Red Point Maple tree

was also planted at Glendening

Elementary. An Ivory Silk Lilac tree was

also planted at Blacklick Park in honor

of the Groveport City Councilwoman

Jan Stoots.

www.columbusmessenger.com

Township roads need repair

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

The Madison Township trustees are

seeking answers to dwindling resources

and deteriorating roadways.

“If anybody drives on township roads,

they know we have some issues,” said

Madison Township Trustee Chairman

John Pritchard on May 14 before asking

Public Works Superintendent Dave

Watkins what would happen with the

roads if nothing was done.

Watkins replied, “The roads would just

turn into gravel.”

According to Watkins, it costs approximately

$150,000 per mile to renovate a

road, money the township doesn’t have.

The longer the wait, the more work and

more expensive the situation becomes.

While maintaining roads in developments

like Blacklick Estates is an ongoing

battle between time and resources,

Watkins said country roads also need a lot

of work.

“It seems every day we fall behind a little

more,” Watkins said. “We’re down one

person, but doing the best we can.”

Pritchard said the last time the township

asked for approval of a road and

bridge levy was 18 years ago and it was

“shot down.” Throughout the years, as

costs increased, the road department

shrunk. At one time, there were seven to

“The bottom line is we need

money.”

- John Pritchard, chairman

Madison Township trustees

eight workers.

The number of employees today is much

smaller, but the coverage area has

remained relatively the same.

“This is not something that just hit us,”

said Madison Township Administrator

Susan Brobst. “We really struggle with

what we can do. We’ve got to start working

towards some solutions.”

Pritchard said the township has four

options: do nothing and let the roads continue

to deteriorate; consider inside millage;

ask for a general fund levy, which

impacts all township voters or go to the

ballot with a road levy, which impacts

property owners in unincorporated areas of

the township.

Trustee John Kershner said the township

is waiting on updated data before

moving ahead.

“The bottom line is we need money,”

Pritchard said. “We’re desperate to fix the

roads. I want folks to know what we’re facing.

It’s going to cost money. If we want

roads that aren’t going to fall apart and

turn to gravel, we need money. We’re at

that point where we need to address it and

do the right thing.”

Interactive Mixology 101 Class

at the Paddock Pub and Links of Groveport

Learn how to shake that perfect Tequila cocktail

and prepare perfect salsas to accompany.

Tuesday

May 21, 2019


$15 per person, prepaid

Join us along with Brandy Allbrite from


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6:00 - 9:00 pm



June 6 - Ladies Night

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