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<strong>September</strong> 8 - 21, <strong>2019</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVIII, No. 24<br />

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Township eases<br />

tattoo policy<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

e Best of the <strong>Southwest</strong><br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Dedra Cordle<br />

On Aug. 31, more than 80 cross-country athletes across the district descended upon Westland High School to participate in<br />

the fifth annual Best of the <strong>Southwest</strong> Postal Nationals meet. Throughout the morning, members of each of the district high<br />

school’s junior varsity and varsity teams ran two miles around the track to have their times compared to cross-country teams<br />

across the United States.<br />

A revision to a long-standing policy will<br />

allow Jackson Township to cast a wider<br />

net in its professional recruitment.<br />

At the Sept. 3 meeting, the board of<br />

trustees unanimously approved the revision<br />

of a policy that prohibited the hiring of<br />

applicants should they have visible tattoos.<br />

While this change will go into effect<br />

township-wide, it will most keenly be felt<br />

at the fire department.<br />

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Inside<br />

Joey Taylor, a sophomore at Central Crossing, tries to fend off<br />

the advancement of Zach Elliott and Brayden Smith of Grove<br />

City during the cross-country meet. Ultimately, Elliott and<br />

Smith placed first and second, while Taylor took third.<br />

Grove City High School junior Laney Hoyt is ready to collapse<br />

in exhaustion as the cross-country athlete finishes two-miles<br />

in 13 minutes and 38 seconds. Hoyt and her team were participating<br />

in the Best of the <strong>Southwest</strong> cross-country meet.<br />

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Development Proposal<br />

Council votes on preliminary plan<br />

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PAGE 2 - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2019</strong><br />

By Hannah Poling<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Columbus State Community College is<br />

looking to move its burn lab from its current<br />

location to the grass lot behind the<br />

Pleasant Township Fire Department on<br />

Norton Road. Jack McCoy, the coordinator<br />

for the school’s southwest campus at Bolton<br />

Field attended the Aug. 27 Pleasant<br />

Township board meeting to discuss the proposal.<br />

A burn lab is used to train firefighters in<br />

multiple different ways. It is composed of a<br />

red building called a burn box, which is<br />

attached to a horseshoe of shipping containers.<br />

The materials to be burned would<br />

be stored inside of one of the containers. It<br />

is used for search and rescue, ladder training,<br />

forceable entry training, and for movement<br />

of hoses.<br />

“It allows students or firefighters to<br />

practice every skill and prefect it,” said<br />

McCoy.<br />

According to McCoy, Columbus State<br />

had a burn lab located in Grandview for<br />

many years before the containers were<br />

moved to Bolton Field, where they have<br />

been placed, unconstructed, in a parking<br />

lot.<br />

“We need a place where we can put it,”<br />

he said.<br />

While the burn lab offers training to fire<br />

science students at Columbus State, it also<br />

offers training to skilled firefighters.<br />

Pleasant Township Fire Chief Brian<br />

Taylor said, “It’s not often that a fire<br />

department, especially of our size, gets the<br />

opportunity to have a burn facility. The<br />

amount of training that we could do inside<br />

of this is astronomical and invaluable to<br />

us.”<br />

Columbus State would use the burn lab<br />

six times per year but would make the<br />

building available to use by the township<br />

and by neighboring fire departments.<br />

“There is no place to train on the westside<br />

of Columbus” said McCoy.<br />

The closest certified burn building within<br />

45 miles is the State Fire Academy, and<br />

it is not currently available to use. The<br />

hope is that Pleasant Township would<br />

become a hub for fire training in <strong>Southwest</strong><br />

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The South-Western City Schools<br />

District is also considering adopting a new<br />

high school program for seniors to begin<br />

fire training. This would be an important<br />

part of that program.<br />

“It’s a really exciting part of my life now<br />

because we will reach the people we need to<br />

reach earlier in life, while they are really<br />

developing their professional attitude,”<br />

said McCoy.<br />

As part of the draft proposal, Columbus<br />

State will have an engineer examine the<br />

location.<br />

According to Taylor, the cost of constructing<br />

and maintaining the burn lab is<br />

still being worked out between the school<br />

and the township.<br />

“As it stands now, the township would<br />

prepare the ground and the school would<br />

put in the foundation and paint and set up<br />

the containers,” said the fire chief.<br />

The cost of the upkeep of the burn lab<br />

would likely be shared between the college<br />

and the township.<br />

The trustees are still reviewing the proposal<br />

so there is no timeline yet for the project.<br />

McCoy hopes to have the program up<br />

and running next year.<br />

According to Fire Chief Randy Little,<br />

the department has had to reject a number<br />

of quality applicants throughout the years<br />

due to visible tattoos on their forearms.<br />

Most of these candidates, he said, were<br />

members of the military who had their<br />

branch insignia inked onto their skin.<br />

“We’ve had to turn all of them away,” he<br />

said.<br />

Under the revision, forearm tattoos will<br />

now be permitted with the stipulation they<br />

will be covered with a long-sleeved shirt<br />

while on duty. There are, however, some<br />

visibility exceptions.<br />

Township Administrator Shane<br />

Farnsworth said applicants who have tattoos<br />

on the elbow, face, head, knee, neck<br />

and scalp will still be rejected. They will<br />

also have to turn away applicants who<br />

have hand and finger tattoos with the<br />

exception of a single band of no more than<br />

three-eighths of an inch in width on one<br />

finger.<br />

Potential employees, as well as current<br />

employees, will not be permitted to have<br />

tattoos that are deemed to be obscene,<br />

offensive or promote extremist or supremacist<br />

ideologies. Tattoos that are deemed to<br />

promote sexist views, anti-religious view<br />

or anti-ethnic rhetoric will also be prohibited.<br />

During the policy revision discussion in<br />

their caucus session, trustee Stephen<br />

Bowshier said that while he supported the<br />

policy change, he was concerned by the<br />

vagueness of “appropriate or offensive” tattoos.<br />

“Who is going to judge or determine<br />

what is appropriate or offensive?” he<br />

asked.<br />

He said there is nothing in the United<br />

States Constitution that determines what<br />

is appropriate or offensive as it pertains to<br />

body art and is worried the lack of clarity<br />

could come back to “bite” them in the<br />

future.<br />

Farnsworth said the draft policy revisions<br />

were taken from previous court cases<br />

that determined appropriate tattoos or<br />

body modifications for the workplace, as<br />

well guidelines set forth by the United<br />

States military.<br />

“I think theirs is a good policy for us to<br />

follow,” he said.<br />

Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Quincel<br />

said he was pleased with the trustee’s decision<br />

to revise the policy.<br />

“We’ve missed out on a lot of good candidates<br />

because of it,” he said.<br />

In related news, Little said he would<br />

also like to revisit the zero tolerance policy<br />

for tobacco use for applicants. He said he<br />

wanted the application to ask whether<br />

they could go 24 hours without using<br />

tobacco, instead of outright rejecting them<br />

for stating they use tobacco.<br />

Trustee David Burris said they could<br />

look into the revision as long as it was used<br />

primarily to recruit part-time employees.<br />

He cited the cost of health insurance as a<br />

factor for his determination.


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PAGE 4 - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - <strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2019</strong><br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

It was another busy summer construction<br />

season in the South-Western City<br />

Schools District.<br />

At the Aug. 26 board of education meeting,<br />

Deputy Superintendent David Stewart<br />

announced that more than a dozen buildings<br />

had received major or minor improvements<br />

over the course of summer vacation.<br />

The schools that received the most<br />

extensive repair work was Grove City and<br />

Westland High Schools, which saw the<br />

replacement of significant portions of the<br />

building’s roof.<br />

When it comes to major repairs such as<br />

roof replacement, Superintendent Dr. Bill<br />

Wise said they always hold their breath<br />

because it can unveil more intensive or<br />

immediate repairs. That was not the case,<br />

however, with these two buildings.<br />

“There were minimal unforseens,” he<br />

said.<br />

Another school that received a roof<br />

replacement was East Franklin<br />

Elementary, which also received new windows<br />

throughout the building.<br />

Additional elementary schools that saw<br />

improvements were Buckeye Woods and<br />

Darby Woods. The work at Buckeye Woods<br />

included the installation of new concrete at<br />

the dock walls, the installation of interior<br />

pod entry doors with lockdown capability,<br />

and an upgraded heating and cooling unit.<br />

Darby Woods also received those upgrades,<br />

minus the heating the cooling unit repairs.<br />

Receiving minor repairs to the playground<br />

was Highland Park, J.C. Sommer,<br />

Monterey and Richard Avenue.<br />

Board member Lee Schreiner said he<br />

was glad to hear that the rubber pellets at<br />

these playgrounds were replaced with tiles.<br />

He remarked that they looked “great.”<br />

Several intermediate and middle<br />

schools received minor repairs: Franklin<br />

Woods and Park Street had their buildings<br />

power washed, while Galloway Ridge and<br />

Jackson Middle had new asphalt installed<br />

at the bus lot and pathway entrance at the<br />

front and back of the building, respectively.<br />

At the high school level, Central<br />

Crossing received painting upgrades and<br />

the South-Western Career Academy had<br />

safety strobe horns installed in their labs.<br />

In addition to the roof replacements, Grove<br />

City also had its underground sanitary<br />

lines replaced, partial sidewalk and curb<br />

replacements and flooring improvements<br />

in the kitchen area.<br />

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According to Mark Waller, the district’s<br />

coordinator of property services and construction<br />

projects, the district spent $8.2<br />

million on these repairs. The money, he<br />

wrote, was from bond issues and permanent<br />

improvements.<br />

Next summer will also be a busy construction<br />

season, said Stewart. In the summer<br />

of 2020, the district will break ground<br />

on phase two of the Ohio Facilities<br />

Construction Commission project. That<br />

project will oversee the replacement of<br />

Brookpark, Finland, Norton and Pleasant<br />

View middle schools, as well as further<br />

repairs to Jackson Middle and East<br />

Franklin Elementary.<br />

Stewart also reported to the board that<br />

they received approximately 2,000 new student<br />

enrollments to the district for the<br />

<strong>2019</strong>-2020 school year. He said official<br />

enrollment numbers will be available later<br />

this year.<br />

He also told the board that each of the<br />

buses have been “stickered,” which means<br />

every one of the 210 buses has passed<br />

inspection from the Ohio Department of<br />

Transportation.<br />

In other meeting news, Carl Metzger,<br />

the assistant superintendent of personnel,<br />

gave a staffing update to the board.<br />

According to Metzger, the district has 2,763<br />

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City council denies mixed-use development proposal<br />

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By Andrea Cordle<br />

<strong>Southwest</strong> Editor<br />

Grove City Council rejected a plan that<br />

would have redeveloped 32 acres of the former<br />

Buckeye Ranch Equestrian Center<br />

site.<br />

At the Sept. 3 meeting, council voted<br />

down a preliminary development plan by<br />

BBR Ventures to create Bluegrass Park,<br />

located west of Hoover Road and north of<br />

Quail Creek Boulevard.<br />

According to Donald Plank, an attorney<br />

representing the developer, the plan would<br />

have been to include four subareas at the<br />

site that would feature multi-family housing,<br />

an assisted living center, a possible<br />

daycare facility as well as office space and<br />

medical space. The multi-family housing<br />

aspect would include approximately 240<br />

apartments.<br />

Plank said the apartments would cater<br />

to the young professional who ideally<br />

would work at Mount Carmel Grove City.<br />

“Young people want to be able to walk or<br />

ride a bike to work,” said Plank.<br />

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Plank said he and his clients met with<br />

staff at Mount Carmel Grove City and they<br />

were in support of offering housing closer<br />

to the hospital for the employees.<br />

Council rejected the proposal with a 3-2<br />

vote.<br />

Council President Steve Robinette said<br />

that location is not the place for that volume<br />

of housing.<br />

“The proposal would go further with<br />

more of a business aspect,” said Robinette.<br />

Councilman Ted Berry agreed and said<br />

there was not enough commercial development<br />

in the proposal for his support.<br />

“I don’t see the forward thinking in the<br />

plan,” said Berry. “I don’t think the plan<br />

maximizes the space.”<br />

Grove City Development Director Kyle<br />

Rauch said the preliminary development<br />

plan met the standards set forth in the<br />

Grove City 2050 Community Plan.<br />

In 2018, the city adopted Grove City<br />

2050 to serve as a guide for future development.<br />

When a proposal comes before council,<br />

city staff must look at if the development<br />

maintains the city’s small-town character<br />

while bringing employment opportunities.<br />

Robinette said he failed to see how a<br />

mostly residential plan would create jobs.<br />

According to the proposal, the plan<br />

would have created an estimated 350 jobs<br />

in the city.<br />

According to Grove City 2050 guidelines,<br />

a development plan must also provide<br />

connectivity to improve the function of<br />

the street network and create safe opportunities<br />

to walk and bike.<br />

Rauch said this plan would have opened<br />

streets that would be critical to connecting<br />

the roadway to Interstate 71. With the<br />

development plan, two public streets were<br />

anticipated that had the potential for<br />

future extension. One of the roads would<br />

connect with Hoover Road at Birch Bark<br />

Trail and another road would be included<br />

to the south.<br />

City staff has drafted a plan that would<br />

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Rauch believes that plan would open<br />

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around the southwest<br />

Tax-Aide volunteers needed<br />

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program,<br />

which provides free tax preparation,<br />

primarily for senior citizens, at the Grove<br />

City Church of the Nazarene and many<br />

other locations across the state is seeking<br />

volunteer tax preparers for next year.<br />

From Feb. 1 through April 15, 10 volunteers<br />

prepared more than 600 federal and<br />

state tax returns at the Grove City Church<br />

of the Nazarene, saving clients an estimated<br />

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Demand is expected to be even greater<br />

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A 2-year-old bull was introduced to the bison herd at Battelle Darby Creek Metro<br />

Park.<br />

A new bull on the block<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

<strong>Southwest</strong> Editor<br />

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park welcomed<br />

a new bison to its herd.<br />

In mid-August, a 2-year-old male<br />

bison arrived at the park from The Wilds<br />

in Cumberland, Ohio. He will not be a<br />

permanent part of the herd, but rather a<br />

visiting bull that will stay for about a<br />

year. He has one goal — to reproduce.<br />

The bull has joined the seven female<br />

bison already at the Metro Park.<br />

“The herd was very accepting of him,”<br />

said Kevin Kasnyik, park manager at<br />

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. “He fit<br />

right in. There were no issues.”<br />

In 2011, the park introduced six<br />

female bison to roam on nearly 50 acres<br />

of prairie grass. In 2013, the park introduced<br />

its first male to mate with the<br />

female bison. In 2014, the first calf was<br />

born at Darby Park.<br />

According to Kasnyik, the last visiting<br />

male impregnated five bison.<br />

“We thought we had four calves with<br />

the introduction of the last male, but we<br />

were surprised with a fifth one,” said<br />

Kasnyik.<br />

According to the park manager, some<br />

of the calves born at Darby Park remain<br />

with the herd, while others are sent to<br />

The Wilds.<br />

“We have a really nice relationship<br />

with The Wilds,” said Kasnyik.<br />

A female bison can carry a baby for<br />

about nine months. There is usually just<br />

one calf but occasionally there may be<br />

twins. Calves are born in the spring and<br />

summer. They weigh approximately 45<br />

pounds at birth.<br />

According to the park’s manager, the<br />

bison receive a vet checkup in the fall<br />

and in the spring.<br />

“We will do our best to see if any of<br />

them are pregnant, but sometimes you<br />

just don’t know until they have the calf,”<br />

said Kasnyik. “We’ll have a good idea<br />

though.”<br />

Since the introduction of the bison at<br />

Darby Park, the park has seen an<br />

increase in visitors trying to catch a<br />

glimpse of North America’s largest land<br />

mammal.<br />

“They provide a great photo opportunity,”<br />

said Kasnyik. “They are majestic to<br />

look at.”<br />

The park hosts a public bison program<br />

once a month in addition to working with<br />

many school groups.<br />

“The bison give us a great opportunity<br />

for education,” said Kasnyik.<br />

The bison also help the life cycle in the<br />

park’s prairie. The park’s staff will mow<br />

and start prairie fires to prevent invasive<br />

species, but the bison unknowingly play<br />

a large role in maintaining the prairie.<br />

According to Kasnyik, destruction is part<br />

of what is needed to keep the prairie<br />

thriving. The size alone of the bison helps<br />

in that aspect. Bison also graze and produce<br />

manure that brings in insects<br />

important to the environment.<br />

“The bison and the environment come<br />

together,” said Kasnyik.<br />

For more information on bison events<br />

at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park,<br />

visit www.metroparks.net.


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Taking out the trash with annual cleanup day<br />

The annual Jackson Township Cleanup<br />

is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday,<br />

Sept. 28, at the Jackson Township<br />

Administration Building, 3756 Hoover<br />

Road, sponsored by Jackson Township, the<br />

city of Grove City, Keep Grove City<br />

Beautiful and Local Waste Services.<br />

Jackson Township and Grove City residents<br />

can dispose of major appliances; construction<br />

materials; shrubs, bushes and<br />

other yard waste for chipping; trash; and<br />

tires (limit four per household). Ohio<br />

Mobile Shredding will collect documents<br />

for offsite secure shredding and iRecycle<br />

will collect computers, printers, cell phones<br />

and CPUs. Monetary and item donations<br />

will be accepted including eyeglasses by<br />

around the southwest<br />

Blood drive at Kingston Center<br />

The American Red Cross Blood Drive<br />

meets in the Kingston Center, 3226<br />

Kingston Ave., from 1-7 p.m. the first<br />

Wednesday of each month. To schedule an<br />

appointment call 1-800-448-3543 or visit<br />

the American Red Cross Blood Drive website.<br />

Free produce at Central Baptist<br />

Free fresh fruit and vegetables will be<br />

distributed on Sept. 14 to qualified, lowincome<br />

Franklin County residents. The<br />

fresh produce will be available at Central<br />

Baptist Church, 1955 Frank Road, beginning<br />

at 10:30 a.m. For more information,<br />

contact the church at 614-279-3115 or<br />

www.centralbaptistcolumbus.org.<br />

the Grove City Noon Lions Club, non-perishable<br />

food items by the Grove City Food<br />

Pantry and Emergency Services, and new<br />

and used home goods and building materials<br />

from residential remodeling and construction<br />

projects. Visit www.habitatmidohio.org<br />

for information.<br />

For more information, call Jackson<br />

Township at 614-875-2742 or the Grove<br />

City environmental supervisor at 614-277-<br />

3058.<br />

The annual Household Hazardous<br />

Waste (HHW) mobile collection for<br />

Franklin County residents, hosted by<br />

SWACO, is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday,<br />

Sept. 28 at the Kingston Center, 3226<br />

Kingston Ave. Find a detailed list of accepted<br />

items at www.swaco.org/195/Household-<br />

Hazardous-Waste that includes gasoline,<br />

lighter fluid, thinners, pool chemicals, fluorescent<br />

light bulbs, propane tanks under<br />

20 pounds, all types of batteries and corrosives<br />

such as drain cleaners.<br />

Oil-based and spray paint only will be<br />

accepted. Latex and other water-based<br />

paint can be disposed with your regular<br />

trash after drying it by adding paint hardeners,<br />

cat litter or sawdust and leaving the<br />

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any water-based paint dropped off at the<br />

event.<br />

Franklin County residents can also take<br />

advantage of SWACO’s permanent HHW<br />

collection site at 645 East <strong>8th</strong> Ave. in<br />

Columbus (the corner of East <strong>8th</strong> and<br />

Essex avenues) open Wednesday,<br />

Thursday and Fridays.<br />

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Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

To create a positive environment for the development and success of business<br />

Arts in the Alley turns 40 years old<br />

Grove City music and arts festival celebrates its ruby anniversary<br />

As one of central Ohio’s longest running<br />

music and arts festival, the Arts in the Alley<br />

event has certainly grown from its once<br />

humble beginnings, literally in the alley behind<br />

the businesses along Broadway and<br />

Park Street.<br />

This now 40-year-old festival has made<br />

its way out of the alley of yesterday and now<br />

stretches along the streets of Broadway and<br />

Park. Tents are set up from Grove City Road<br />

to Grant to accommodate over 120 juried<br />

artists and crafters along with those artists<br />

who are located east on Park Street to the<br />

library and west on Park Street past City<br />

Hall.<br />

Annually the event welcomes 30,000 to<br />

40,000 attendees for the weekend. In the<br />

area, the Arts in the Alley event is known<br />

as the festival that closes the summer and<br />

kicks off the fall season.<br />

Planning and Organizing<br />

Organizing and hosting an event of this<br />

size does not come without its challenges.<br />

The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

is responsible for this annual event. Their<br />

biggest challenge is trying to balance the<br />

traditional event design while including<br />

modern elements to keep the festival<br />

“fresh”.<br />

“Over the years, we’ve opened the festival<br />

to new genres of art including the addition<br />

of the Community Mural Tent, the<br />

Artists Demo Tent and this year ‘The Voice<br />

of Grove City’ our new and exciting vocal<br />

competition,” said Shawn Conrad, GCACC<br />

executive director. “We work throughout the<br />

year to engage new artists and vendors with<br />

the end goal of making the event a little better<br />

each and every year.”<br />

In coordinating a festival of this size finding<br />

the right artist can also be a challenge.<br />

Artists are encouraged to submit an application<br />

of interest along with samples of their<br />

work.<br />

Artists are chosen by a panel of volunteer<br />

judges to ensure fair and impartial opportunity<br />

for all applicants. Judges can be<br />

changed out from year to year to keep it fair.<br />

Planning, Procedures and Partnerships...<br />

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the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

About Arts in the Alley<br />

The 39th annual Arts in the Alley<br />

Music and Arts Festival is 10 a.m. to 8<br />

p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 and 11 a.m. to<br />

5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 in Grove City’s<br />

historic Town Center. Parking and admission<br />

are free.<br />

Hosted by the Grove City Area Chamber<br />

of Commerce, more than 100 juried<br />

exhibitors display and sell fine art, photography,<br />

jewelry, crafts, fabric art, glasswork,<br />

pottery and wood creations. A<br />

variety of musical entertainment also are<br />

featured throughout the weekend.<br />

The festival begins with the Arts in the<br />

Alley Parade at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday,<br />

Sept. 21. The parade steps off at the corner<br />

of <strong>Southwest</strong> Boulevard and Broadway<br />

heading south on Broadway, east on<br />

Cleveland Avenue to Columbus Street to<br />

Dudley Avenue and then dispersing at<br />

Park Street Intermediate School.<br />

All weekend events and activities take<br />

place rain or shine.<br />

For more information about the Arts in<br />

the Alley Music and Arts Festival, visit the<br />

Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

website at gcchamber.org or call 614-<br />

875-9762.<br />

The Grove City High School Marching Band performing at last year’s Arts in the Alley.<br />

for 40 years and the processes and organizational<br />

procedures for the event are well<br />

established. However, Arts in the Alley requires<br />

year-round attention and work.<br />

The chamber works throughout the year<br />

planning and preparing for the festival. As<br />

the event draws closer, the chamber joins<br />

with their area partners for support. Partners<br />

like the city of Grove City work with<br />

the chamber to revisit protocols and security<br />

needs for an event of this size. Jackson<br />

Township is also involved in that safety<br />

process.<br />

The Arts in the Alley Community Parade,<br />

which is in its 30th year is done in<br />

partnership with the Grove City Girls Club<br />

and as one might imagine, requires a<br />

tremendous amount of planning and oversight.<br />

The GCACC and the Grove City Girls<br />

Club have continued to host an amazing parade<br />

year after year to kick off the weekends’<br />

events.<br />

“I am a true believer in partnerships, collaboration<br />

and teamwork and Arts in the<br />

Alley and the Arts in the Alley Community<br />

Parade reflect collaboration in its truest<br />

sense,” said Conrad. “While the Grove City<br />

Area Chamber of Commerce is responsible<br />

for Arts in the Alley and the Parade, without<br />

our partners, the city of Grove City,<br />

Jackson Township, the Grove City Division<br />

of Police, the Town Center merchants, our<br />

600+ members, our generous sponsors, our<br />

amazing staff, the artists and vendors and<br />

the hundreds of donated hours given by volunteers<br />

— there would be no event. I am very<br />

proud and blessed to be part of this wonderful<br />

community and to be able to serve<br />

through my work at the GCACC.”<br />

Information<br />

For more information about the upcoming<br />

Arts in the Alley event, visit gcchamber.org/arts-in-the-alley.<br />

Sponsors<br />

The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

appreciates and values all of our<br />

sponsors and supporters, just a few include:<br />

•Heartland Bank, presenting sponsor<br />

•Mount Carmel, entertainment sponsor<br />

•Kids Fun Street sponsor<br />

•Ohio Health, parade sponsor.


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Grove City Living<br />

A Q & A with this year’s Community Parade’s Grand Marshal<br />

Interview by: Danielle Slone<br />

The grand marshal is a person honored<br />

as a dignitary to lead in a ceremonial parade.<br />

This position is generally reserved for<br />

a community leader or a local icon, and for<br />

this year’s 30th Arts in the Alley Community<br />

Parade, Marc Fleming has been<br />

granted this tremendous honor.<br />

We were able to catch up with this year’s<br />

Grand Marshal for a little Q&A session. He<br />

shared a little about himself, his experiences<br />

as a member of the Grove City community<br />

and his insights on this year’s Arts<br />

in the Alley event.<br />

Can you share a little bit about yourself<br />

and your involvement in the Grove City<br />

community?<br />

I was born and raised in Grove City and<br />

continue to work and live in this city that I<br />

love with my wife Mary (Molchan) and son<br />

Jacob. I am currently employed with Wal-<br />

Mart Supply Chain for the past 27 years.<br />

I am involved in the community either<br />

personally giving time or through work<br />

(Wal-Mart) in giving donations.<br />

●I am a Board Member for Keep Grove<br />

City Beautiful - volunteered for Operation<br />

Medicine Drop, Community Environmental<br />

Day, and Grove City EcoFest.<br />

●A board member of Grove City Chamber<br />

of Commerce — Event Director for<br />

Chamber Golf Outing, Marilyn’s assistant<br />

and chauffeur for Arts in The Alley, and<br />

2018 Spirit of the Chamber award winner.<br />

●Co-Director of the Wal-Mart / Children’s<br />

Miracle Network Annual Golf Outing<br />

where I just completed my 25th year in this<br />

role and have raised over $250,000 in that<br />

time.<br />

I have also been involved either through<br />

volunteering or donating to many other<br />

community organizations including:<br />

●LifeCare Alliance (<strong>2019</strong> LifeCare Alliance<br />

Spirit of Community Involvement<br />

Award Winner)<br />

●MidOhio Foodbank<br />

●Grove City Food Pantry<br />

●Grove City High School Basketball<br />

●Grove City High School Baseball<br />

●OLPH Church Festival<br />

●Grove City Community Club<br />

●Faith Mission<br />

●YMCA Headstart Program, YMCA/StoryPoint<br />

Breakfast with Santa and Breakfast<br />

with the Easter Bunny<br />

●Habitat for Humanity<br />

●USO Central/Southern Ohio<br />

●Mt Olivet Baptist Church<br />

●NBC4 Stuff the Backpack for local<br />

schools<br />

●St. Cecilia Community Festival<br />

●Pelotonia<br />

●Grove City Kids Association<br />

●Pink Diva's Warrior Annual Domestic<br />

Violence Run<br />

●Washington Court House VFW<br />

●Buddy Ball<br />

●Grove City Elks Annual Golf Outing,<br />

MARC FLEMING<br />

●Grove City Little League, and a few<br />

more.<br />

Do you have any recommendations for<br />

first-timers attending the “Arts in the Alley”<br />

event. What are a few of your favorite event<br />

features?<br />

Visit every show Fine Art, Quilts, Kids<br />

Art, Photo Arts and the entertainment. It’s<br />

worth hanging around for both days. My favorite<br />

event features are the Parade, Grove<br />

City High School Band Performance and the<br />

Fine Art Show.<br />

Please tell us what “Arts in the Alley”<br />

means to you.<br />

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and enjoy the arts. It is the perfect weekend<br />

to spend with Family and Friends, and this<br />

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City” which will be and exciting addition.<br />

It’s the 40th Anniversary for “Arts in the<br />

Alley,” and 30 years for the Parade- what<br />

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I’m getting old.<br />

Just for fun, if you could perform any<br />

talent act what would you do?<br />

Juggle flaming swords (we would love to<br />

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How would you like to see others in the<br />

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the community and other local events?<br />

It is so personally rewarding to be involved<br />

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of what and who you believe in and care<br />

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that tells the story of life you lived.”<br />

How does one become Grand Marshal?<br />

and what responsibilities are included in<br />

the role?<br />

I believe there is a nomination process<br />

for the position of Grand Marshal. I believe<br />

you are nominated by peers in the community.<br />

I’m still not sure exactly of what I have<br />

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Grove City Easel Award<br />

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The Grove City Easel Award competition<br />

gives an artist a chance to become part of<br />

Grove City history.<br />

Ultimately, winning pieces will enter<br />

Grove City’s growing permanent art collection.<br />

But, to first be considered for the<br />

Grove City Easel Award, an art piece must<br />

fit to theme of Grove City, reflecting its<br />

past, present, and future. Any subject matter<br />

is “fair game”, ranging from people, animals,<br />

and even the events of Grove City.<br />

With a goal of adding to the city’s permanent<br />

art collection, artists will want to take<br />

a unique and original approach. Pieces previously<br />

entered in other Arts in the Alley<br />

shows are not permitted. Artwork of any<br />

media and surface is eligible in an effort to<br />

add variety to the city collection. However,<br />

3D art is no longer eligible.<br />

The four criteria entries are judged upon<br />

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Presentation is not only the overall<br />

look and how the piece is presented, but<br />

safety factors are considered. Pieces must<br />

be able to hang securely and rough edges,<br />

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Entries are judged on Friday, <strong>September</strong><br />

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selected, and ready with its award winner<br />

ribbon, for the opening of the show. A second<br />

contest that is a people’s choice vote is<br />

Grove City Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage<br />

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The Grove City Easel Award and Grove<br />

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Mayor Stage reflects on the 40th Arts in the Alley event<br />

Mayor has long history<br />

with the festival<br />

A lifelong resident of Grove City, Mayor<br />

Richard L. "Ike" Stage has served the community<br />

for over 40 years in multiple capacities,<br />

supporting the City’s development and<br />

enriching community involvement.<br />

As Past President of the Grove City Area<br />

Chamber of Commerce, Stage was heavily<br />

involved in the first Arts in the Alley Music<br />

and Arts Festival in 1980 and has continued<br />

his involvement and personal support of the<br />

event since that time.<br />

We were honored to be able to catch up<br />

with him this year to get his take on the annual<br />

event.<br />

Reflecting on the past Arts in the Alley<br />

events, what were some of your greatest<br />

accomplishments?<br />

One of the greatest accomplishments to<br />

come from the event is the increased community<br />

engagement; working together and<br />

making the event successful. Since the first<br />

event in 1980, almost all facets of the event<br />

have been handled by committees and other<br />

volunteers. The first festival took over a<br />

year of planning. Witnessing the cooperation;<br />

and participating in a few of the committees<br />

as President of the Chamber (at<br />

that time) made me appreciate the energy<br />

needed to pull off a successful inaugural<br />

event.<br />

What were some of the biggest challenges?<br />

The main challenge of the first event was<br />

convincing the community that Grove City<br />

was capable of executing an event featuring<br />

the artistic and musical talents in the community.<br />

What is the story behind why Arts in the<br />

Alley was born?<br />

The birth of Arts in the Alley, was an effort<br />

to raise the level and volume of artistic<br />

expression and sophistication in our city.<br />

Mayor Richard L. "Ike" Stage<br />

Other than Little Theater Off Broadway<br />

(LTOB) and the music department at Grove<br />

City High School, the City had little to no<br />

art focus.<br />

Helena McComb and others were very<br />

aware of the performing arts and art shows<br />

throughout central Ohio. She stepped up to<br />

convince me and other Chamber officers<br />

that we could put Grove City on the map<br />

with this event.<br />

When did you first become involved in<br />

the event?<br />

It was 1979-80, as Chamber Vice President,<br />

and then as the Grove City Area<br />

Chamber President.<br />

What are some AA fun facts?<br />

The event quickly became so successful<br />

that it had to be moved from First Street<br />

and Jackson Alley to Broadway.<br />

The first event featured bands from all of<br />

the South-Western City Schools.<br />

Arts in the Alley and Heartland<br />

Bank make perfect pair<br />

Peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and<br />

meatballs, milk and cookies… some things<br />

are meant to be together. Arts in the Alley<br />

and Heartland Bank are another successful<br />

pair.<br />

For over a decade, Heartland Bank has<br />

been the presenting sponsor of the Grove<br />

City Area Chamber of Commerce Arts in<br />

the Alley event. The pairing of these two organizations<br />

isn’t just by chance, this partnership<br />

has deeper meaning.<br />

The McComb family, the family behind<br />

Heartland Bank, was instrumental in the<br />

development of the Grove City Area Chamber<br />

of Commerce and was involved with the<br />

Arts in the Alley event from its inception.<br />

The intention was to come together as a<br />

community and show the rest of Central<br />

Ohio the amazing talent that makes up our<br />

community.<br />

Tiney McComb, father of current Heartland<br />

Bank president Scott McComb, was<br />

the Chamber’s first president. This year<br />

Tiney’s legacy was honored with the Grove<br />

City Service Above Self Award.<br />

But it’s the McComb family, so it wasn’t<br />

just Tiney leading the way.<br />

Helena McComb, Tiney’s wife and Scott’s<br />

mother, is credited as a co-founder of Arts<br />

in the Alley. Today Arts in the Alley includes<br />

the Helena McComb Award which<br />

recognizes a top artwork featuring flowers<br />

in homage to Helena’s love of flowers.<br />

Heartland Bank and the McComb family<br />

are proud to continue the Arts in the Alley<br />

tradition established decades ago. TogetherTogether,<br />

they might just go down in history.<br />

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The dedication of the Safety Building<br />

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What does this event mean to you personally?<br />

This event epitomizes what Grove City is<br />

all about. We like getting together as families<br />

and neighbors. It replaces our former<br />

Grove City fair and infuses a larger appreciation<br />

of the world of art.<br />

About Mayor Stage<br />

A lifelong resident of Grove City, Mayor<br />

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Girl Power: A look at Community Parade organizing partner The Grove City Girls Club<br />

For 30 years the Arts in the Alley Community<br />

Parade signals the beginning of the<br />

Arts in the Alley Festival.<br />

It has been one of the many highlights of<br />

the festival with thousands gathering in the<br />

anticipation of witnessing antique cars,<br />

handmade floats, local bands, community<br />

leaders and of course…candy.<br />

In partnership with the Grove City Area<br />

Chamber of Commerce, the Grove City Girls<br />

Club oversees all operations of the parade to<br />

ensure that this event feature runs<br />

smoothly. The Grove City Girls Club organizers<br />

work diligently to manage over 125<br />

unique parade entries and countless volunteers.<br />

Over the years the Community Parade<br />

has become one of the most attended events<br />

of the entire year. The parade is one of the<br />

largest fundraisers for the Girls Club, which<br />

funds their mission of assisting families in<br />

need.<br />

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the “special” things in life, things like senior<br />

pictures, prom dresses, class trips and other<br />

occasions that are meaningful to a child.<br />

The ladies of this organization bring<br />

great peace to the families that they assist<br />

by allowing them to provide and experience<br />

special things that are outside of just the<br />

normal necessities (although they do help<br />

with some of those too), they offer those they<br />

serve with the ability to gain the help they<br />

need to improve their quality of life.<br />

The Arts in the Alley parade is a great<br />

joint effort for both GCACC and the Girls<br />

Club promoting both organizations’ greater<br />

goal to make the Grove City community the<br />

best community to live and work in central<br />

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The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday<br />

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and Broadway.<br />

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Five reasons to get excited<br />

for The Voice of Grove City<br />

The Voice of Grove City is an exciting<br />

new feature to the Arts in the Alley event.<br />

Local talented singers will have an opportunity<br />

to express their abilities and win some<br />

cash. Not excited yet about this new features,<br />

here are five reasons to get excited<br />

about the Voice of Grove City.<br />

A vocal aspect to Arts in the Alley<br />

Arts in the Alley is a celebration of all<br />

forms of art, and music is certainly not excluded.<br />

There are already several shows in<br />

place for creative arts ranging from quilting<br />

to photography, but now there is a competition<br />

for the musical and vocal arts.<br />

You can preview the contestants online<br />

How many local singing competitions let<br />

you preview the contestants before the first<br />

round or evening of performances? At least<br />

one - Voice of Grove City. Head to the video<br />

gallery of the website and view all of the<br />

contestant-submitted videos. Who knows–<br />

maybe you know one of them, and maybe<br />

you’ve already found your favorite.<br />

Prizes<br />

Bragging rights are great, but that’s not<br />

all the winner of the first-ever Voice of<br />

Grove City competition will leave the stage<br />

with. Cash prizes are $2,500 for first place,<br />

$500 for second place, and $150 for third<br />

place. The winner will also be in consideration<br />

for other local gigs throughout the year.<br />

On stage or in the audience<br />

Enjoy this new contest experience from<br />

where you’re most comfortable - on stage or<br />

in the stands. We want plenty of contestants,<br />

but we also want full audiences to support<br />

our contestants and enjoy their musical<br />

talents. Semi-finals and final rounds will be<br />

held on the Arts in the Alley stage and are<br />

free to enjoy, but the first live round of competition<br />

will be held Friday, <strong>September</strong> 20<br />

at the First Baptist Church of Grove City<br />

and will have a $5 entry fee.<br />

It’s brand-new!<br />

If you like being in on the first of something,<br />

don’t miss out. The first-ever Voice of<br />

Grove City is going to be an amazing way to<br />

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Grove City resident Abigail Dingus was given the<br />

opportunity to present a poster on her research at the<br />

meeting of the Society of Environmental Science and<br />

Chemistry (SETAC) in Helsinki, Finland, over the<br />

summer. As a double major in biology and biochemistry<br />

at Ashland University, Dingus took advantage of<br />

the opportunities in her department and was given an<br />

experience of a lifetime.<br />

Dingus is a 2016 graduate of Morrison Academy.<br />

While in high school, she began to notice that all of her<br />

favorite classes were in the sciences and ultimately,<br />

discovered her passion for biology and biochemistry.<br />

Much of the research in her project was in collaboration<br />

with a professor in Lahti, Finland, named Dr.<br />

Aki Sinkkonen, which is what led her to present in<br />

Finland. Her project was titled “Density-dependent<br />

growth responses of Arabidopsis to copper: High densities<br />

are beneficial for efficient contaminant uptake”<br />

and summarized the work from her honors’ thesis at<br />

Ashland.<br />

The research was focused on an observation that<br />

plants survive and grow better in heavy metal polluted<br />

soils if they were grown at a higher density of plants<br />

per pot, which is contrary to the basic theories of ecology<br />

and competition.<br />

“As it turns out, the greater number of plants<br />

meant there was more of the natural compound to bind<br />

to the metals and not allow the metals to be toxic to<br />

the plants,” said Dingus.<br />

Through this project, Dingus got to take a look<br />

inside the mystery and importance of soil for plant<br />

growth. This led to a newfound passion to study soil<br />

and ecology as they are two fundamental aspects of<br />

agriculture. After graduation, she plans on attending<br />

graduate school to study agronomy and soil ecology.<br />

“In the end, I would like to do research to improve<br />

and develop the agriculture in harsh regions such as<br />

Africa. I may also take time off before starting grad<br />

school to work in the Peace Corps,” said Dingus.<br />

Ashland University is a mid-sized, comprehensive<br />

private university located about an hour north of<br />

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Grove City resident Abigail Dingus presents her research at the<br />

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• Style show (fashions by Chico’s)<br />

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Band Invitational<br />

The Grove City High School Band Invitational will be held at<br />

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more information, visit gchs.swcsd.us.<br />

Free community meal<br />

Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover Road in Grove City,<br />

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month. The food will be served from noon to 1 p.m. For more<br />

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In Entertainment<br />

“Ready or Not” a twisted tale<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra Cordle<br />

The highly anticipated horror film “IT: Chapter 2”<br />

is set to arrive at the theaters this weekend and<br />

chances are you might not be able to purchase a ticket<br />

unless ordered in advance. But should you feel like<br />

pushing your luck and then see that flashing ‘Sold Out’<br />

sign under the desired show time, consider staying to<br />

watch the lesser known horror “Ready or Not” instead.<br />

While lacking the emotional depth that is sure to be<br />

featured in ‘Chapter 2,’ “Ready or Not” offers a look at<br />

something that is just as scary as killer clowns lurking<br />

in the sewers: ill-intentioned in-laws.<br />

When this delightfully twisted tale begins, our<br />

heroine Grace (Samara Weaving) has just married her<br />

knight in shining armor Alex (Mark O’Brien) and is<br />

looking forward to a lifetime of wedded bliss. After a<br />

long day spent with the in-laws, the newlyweds have<br />

snuck away for a little alone time when they are rudely<br />

interrupted by Alex’s bird-like Aunt Helene (Nicky<br />

Guadagni). With clenched fists, eyes that look like<br />

lasers and a perpetual glare on her face, Helene cordially<br />

invites the pair to meet the family in the music<br />

room for a night of games. Though puzzled by the timing<br />

of this request, Grace relents as she does not want<br />

to rock the boat.<br />

Upon arriving in the music room of the estate, she<br />

is told that is a long held Le Domas tradition to play a<br />

game as a way to welcome a new member to the family;<br />

after all, creating games are how they made their<br />

vast fortune. But when Grace pulls the Hide and Seek<br />

card out of a mysterious box, the forced jovial mood of<br />

her new relatives deflates. Some members, like Alex,<br />

his older brother Daniel (Adam Brody) and their mother<br />

Becky (Andie MacDowell) look horrified, while others<br />

(read: Aunt Helene) look delighted by this turn of<br />

events.<br />

As Grace playfully tries to find a place to hide in the<br />

massive<br />

e s t a t e<br />

full of<br />

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passageways<br />

and dumbwaiters, her new<br />

in-laws, minus her husband, are<br />

amassing weapons to use while<br />

they seek. Unbeknownst to the<br />

bride, and unlikely featured in<br />

their prenuptial agreement, the<br />

long held Le Domas tradition of<br />

playing games to welcome new<br />

members is accurate, just not as it pertains to Hide<br />

and Seek. If she had drawn any other game, such as<br />

the ones pulled by her new sister-in-law’s husband, or<br />

new brother-in-law’s wife, she wouldn’t be running<br />

throughout this vast mansion for her life. But such is<br />

her not-so-great-luck, she has to find a place to hide<br />

until dawn from her suddenly killer in-laws.<br />

While largely failing in their attempt to make<br />

pointed social commentary on wealth and privilege,<br />

writers R. Christopher Murphy and Guy Busick succeed<br />

in just about every other attempt to make this an<br />

interesting film. Where the film goes right is with the<br />

character of Grace, who runs the gamut from joy to<br />

confusion to betrayal to horror to rage and then<br />

detached bemusement, and the casting of Weaving to<br />

play the ‘final girl.’ Though you can tell the supporting<br />

actors are having a great time being wicked, it is<br />

Weaving and her character that really propel this film<br />

to an oddly enjoyable status.<br />

Due to its content, which features a ridiculously<br />

shocking amount of gore and an excess of dark humor,<br />

I can’t safely recommend this film for the average<br />

viewer. But if you’re a horror buff who isn’t turned off<br />

by comically over-the-top violence, this might be the<br />

right film for you to see. Grade: B<br />

Dedra Cordle is a <strong>Messenger</strong> staff writer and<br />

columnist.<br />

Disabled American Veterans<br />

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 144 in Grove City<br />

meet the third Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. at the American<br />

Legion, 532 Demorest Road. Not only are the meetings informative<br />

about benefits, but participants can find out what services<br />

they may be eligible to receive. It is also a chance to meet other<br />

veterans. For more information, call 614-309-0171.<br />

Historical Society<br />

club meetings<br />

Help preserve the history of Grove City, Urbancrest and<br />

Jackson, Pleasant. Prairie and Franklin townships. The<br />

<strong>Southwest</strong> Franklin County Historical Society meets the first<br />

Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church,<br />

3220 Columbus St. For information, pick-up a society brochure at<br />

the Grove City Welcome Center, 3378 Park St.<br />

Women’s Civic Club<br />

The Women’s Civic Club of Grove City meets at 7 p.m. the first<br />

Thursday of every month, except January and February, at the<br />

Grove City Library. The philanthropic group begins its evenings<br />

with a speaker, followed by a business meeting and refreshments.<br />

If interested in attending, contact Carol Bonder at 614-558-6138.


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Pet Corner<br />

Pets of the week<br />

Gayla is a 12-week-old kitty who was found<br />

all by herself. Now that she has been rescued,<br />

she is ready to find her forever family. Gayla is<br />

a sweet and playful girl who enjoys a good<br />

cuddle. She is up for adoption through Colony<br />

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Sadie, a 1-year-old German Shepherd, is<br />

already a mother. Her pups were sold and she<br />

was left at a rural shelter. Just a puppy herself,<br />

she needs a lesson on manners. She walks<br />

well on a leash but gets very excited when she<br />

sees another dog. Once she meets them she<br />

wants to play. Sadie is good with people but is<br />

busy enough to knock down small children.<br />

This young dog is beautiful and will thrive in<br />

an active home. Sadie is up for adoption<br />

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Luna Bug is a 4-year-old pit bull mix. She<br />

would do best in a house with older children.<br />

She participates in playgroup and is getting<br />

better at interacting with other dogs. She was<br />

dropped off at a vet office in Grove City. Luna<br />

Bug would thrive in a very active household.<br />

Adopt her from the Franklin County Dog<br />

Shelter.<br />

FYI: 614-525-3647 or www.franklincountydogs.com<br />

These furry friends are<br />

available for adoption<br />

at local rescues and<br />

shelters<br />

Belinda is a 5-yearold<br />

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She loves to<br />

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xAdult Care<br />

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We offer AFFORDABLE Care<br />

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Adult Daycare Also Available<br />

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xPublic Notice<br />

LEGAL NOTICE<br />

The Grove City Police Department has recovered<br />

numerous bicycles, tools, electronic equipment, clothing<br />

and monies over the course of several months.<br />

The bicycles are of various types and models, as are<br />

the tools and electronic equipment. All properties are<br />

held in a secured police facility at all times. If you<br />

believe you have claim to any of the property and have<br />

proof of ownership for the property, you may call the<br />

Grove City Police Department Property Room at<br />

614-277-1757. A review and release of any and all<br />

property is by appointment only. All items not claimed<br />

will be sold at public auction, turned over to the Law<br />

Enforcement Fund, or destroyed according to Ohio<br />

Law.<br />

CHARITABLE DONATION<br />

Qualified organizations may be eligible to receive<br />

bicycles as charitable donations from the City of<br />

Grove City. Qualified organizations must have a valid<br />

ruling or determination letter recognizing the taxexempt<br />

status of the organization, pursuant to Internal<br />

Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) or (c)(19).<br />

Representatives may call the Grove City Police<br />

Department Property Room at 614-277-1757 to<br />

inquire about the donation process.<br />

Public Notice<br />

HELP WANTED<br />

NOW HIRING<br />

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Call Now<br />

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Housekeeping/Front Desk<br />

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No Phone Calls.<br />

Home Health Aides<br />

$13.00/hr. after 90 days<br />

$15.00/hr. Premium Shifts<br />

Performance Bonus and<br />

Paid Time Off after 1 yr.<br />

One yr. experience working<br />

for an employer in a caregiver<br />

7/21 A&M<br />

role is required.<br />

To apply, please visit<br />

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AUTO/FORKIFT<br />

MECHANIC<br />

Central Ohio Forklifts<br />

has an immediate need<br />

for a Mechanic. We offer<br />

competitive wages training<br />

& benefits. REWARD<br />

offered! $1000 to new<br />

hire mechanic payable<br />

after 90 days.<br />

Please email Resume to<br />

cof4150@gmail.com<br />

or fax to 614-351-5123<br />

Auto Mechanics<br />

welcome to apply.<br />

CRAFT SHOWS<br />

Glenwood UMC is holding<br />

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Nida - 614-465-2928.<br />

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DATED SALES<br />

HARDESTY VILLAGE<br />

CARPORT SALE<br />

(off Eakin Rd.)<br />

Sat. Sept. 14th, 9a-4p<br />

FREE<br />

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When You Stop By<br />

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ANTIQUES<br />

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minerals and other oil &<br />

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<strong>September</strong> 8, <strong>2019</strong> - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - PAGE 23<br />

xClassified Services<br />

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Deadlines are Tuesdays by 5 pm.<br />

Call For Publication Schedule 614-272-5422<br />

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FREE 54” Mitsubishi Big Screen TV Console. Works great!<br />

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Ċome and Get It! is a bi-weekly column that offers readers an opportunity to pass<br />

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organizations are welcome to submit requests for donations of items.<br />

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HOMES FOR SALE<br />

Galloway Home For Sale<br />

By Owner-Reduced final<br />

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BR, fin. bsmt w/2 extra<br />

bdrms, 4 full bas, big<br />

garden fully fenced. Most<br />

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MOBILE HOMES<br />

Newly Remodeled Mobile<br />

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New A/C, furnace &<br />

appls. Beautiful view of<br />

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setting. $39,000. No Rent<br />

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WANTED: Older mobile<br />

home to buy at reas.<br />

price. 614-260-5662<br />

RENTALS<br />

1 BR Apt. $425/mo. 1971<br />

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Property Management<br />

We are always available!<br />

40 yrs. exp in<br />

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sand Gulf beaches,<br />

world famous Tarpon<br />

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Bush<br />

Gardens. 2 BR 2 BA<br />

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AIR CONDITIONING<br />

AIR CONDITIONING<br />

Complete System<br />

Clean & Check<br />

$49.95 9/29 A<br />

Free Electronic Leak Testing<br />

All Makes • All Models<br />

45 Yrs. Exp. • Senior Discount<br />

614-351-9025<br />

614-351-9005<br />

APPLIANCE REPAIR<br />

Washer, Dryer, Stove &<br />

Refrig. Repair 875-7588<br />

AUTO SERVICE<br />

It’s Hot!! Stay Cool!<br />

MIDLAND AUTO<br />

AC EVAC DYE &<br />

RECHARGE - $90.00<br />

& all your other<br />

Auto Service Needs!<br />

614-278-9458/778-3864<br />

A Rating-BBB - 46 yrs.<br />

American & Foreign Cars<br />

BASEMENT<br />

WATERPROOFING<br />

Walker’s Basement<br />

Waterproofing. BBB<br />

Accredited 614-359-4353<br />

BLACKTOP<br />

SANTIAGO’S<br />

Sealcoating & Services LLC<br />

Quality Materials Used<br />

FULLY INSURED<br />

Driveway Seal ( by broom)<br />

Hot Fill Crack, Asphalt Repair<br />

Call or text for Free Est.<br />

614-649-1200<br />

BLACKTOP SEALING<br />

Driveways & Parking Lots<br />

614-875-6971<br />

CARPET CLEANING<br />

DIRT BUSTERS<br />

Any 5 areas $75. Home<br />

Powerwash $99 to $200.<br />

614-805-1084<br />

Specializing in Pet Odors<br />

CLEANING<br />

Cleaning - 20 yrs exp.<br />

Judy 614-946-2443<br />

CONCRETE<br />

AJ’s Concrete,<br />

Masonry<br />

Good Work - Fair Prices<br />

Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Epoxy/Overlay Floors<br />

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.<br />

Now Accepting Credit Cards<br />

614-419-9932<br />

EDDIE MOORE<br />

CONSTRUCTION<br />

Quality Concrete Work<br />

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,<br />

Block Work & Excavation<br />

Stamp Patios,<br />

Bsmt. Wall Restoration<br />

37 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.<br />

Free Ests. 614-871-3834<br />

9/29 A<br />

CONCRETE<br />

Buckeye Cement<br />

Contractors<br />

Specializing In<br />

Tearout & Replacing<br />

Concrete of Any Type<br />

Licensed • Bonded • Insured<br />

37th Year in Business<br />

614-539-5640<br />

ALL-CITY CUSTOM<br />

CONCRETE<br />

All Types Concrete Work<br />

New or Tear Out-Replace<br />

37 Yrs. Exp.<br />

(614) 207-5430<br />

Owner is On The Job!<br />

GALLION<br />

CUSTOM CONCRETE LLC<br />

Specializing in Custom Colors &<br />

Custom Designs of Concrete.<br />

Including Remove & Replace<br />

41 yrs exp & Free Est.<br />

Licensed & Insured<br />

Reputation Built<br />

On Quality<br />

Ronnie<br />

614-875-8364<br />

See Us On Facebook<br />

www.gallioncustom<br />

concrete.com<br />

FENCING<br />

EAZY FENCE<br />

Chain Link - Wood<br />

No Job Too Big or Small<br />

All Repairs ~ Free Est.<br />

Insured. 614-670-2292<br />

GUTTERS<br />

EPP<br />

Seamless Gutters<br />

Mikey 614-927-9132<br />

licensed/bonded/insured<br />

Low Price-Great Service<br />

5 & 6” Seamless gutters,<br />

covers, siding, gutter clng.<br />

Bill 614-306-4541<br />

Bates & Sons<br />

GUTTER CLEANING<br />

5 ★ Google Reviews<br />

614-586-3417<br />

HAULING<br />

DEAN’S HAULING<br />

614-276-1958<br />

Dump Trailer Rental $185<br />

Misc. hauling, stone,<br />

mulch, topsoil, firewood,<br />

small equipment.<br />

Danny 614-774-2336<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

Phil Bolon Contr.<br />

Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.<br />

45 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.<br />

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

9-29<br />

A/M<br />

Free Est. - Financing Avail.<br />

Member BBB Of Cent. OH<br />

O.C.I.E.B. ID #24273<br />

614-419-3977<br />

or 614-863-9912<br />

9/2/ W/SW<br />

9-29 W/SW<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

SLAGLE<br />

HOME REMODELING<br />

Baths, Kitchen,<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Plumbing and Electrical.<br />

All your Handyman needs<br />

No Job too Big or Small<br />

Over 30 Yrs. Exp. Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

Jerry<br />

614-332-3320<br />

Quality is our #1 Priority<br />

HELMS’ CONTRACTING<br />

Call For FREE ESTIMATES<br />

New Kitchens & Baths<br />

New Replacement Windows<br />

Basement Remodels<br />

Room Additions • Roofs<br />

More than 25 Years Experience<br />

Licensed • Insured • Bonded<br />

Bill Helms 614-296-0850<br />

or 614-801-1801 9-15<br />

W/SW<br />

C&JHandyman<br />

Services LLC<br />

Minor Plumbing &<br />

Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

Also Fencing &<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.<br />

614-284-2100<br />

KLAUSMAN HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENT<br />

Siding-Windows-<br />

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-<br />

Fascia-Gutters-Trim<br />

Earn FREE Seamless<br />

Gutters with Siding Over<br />

1000 Sq. Ft.<br />

FREE Shutters with<br />

Soffit & Trim<br />

EPA Certified<br />

Member of BBB<br />

Financing Available<br />

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.<br />

Licensed-Bonded-Insured<br />

Owner & Operator<br />

James 614-419-7500<br />

PEST<br />

CONTROL<br />

HOME<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

Finishing Carpenter for all<br />

your extra home repairs or<br />

Honey-do-list. over 40 yrs.<br />

exp. Sonny 614-325-1910<br />

LAWN CARE<br />

Fall Clean-Up Specials<br />

Still accepting new clients<br />

for lawn care.<br />

Mulching, leaf removal.<br />

Free est. Call Patrick<br />

614-301-3575<br />

LET US MAINTAIN<br />

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN<br />

FOR YOU<br />

Summer, Spring,<br />

Winter or Fall<br />

WE DO IT ALL!!!!<br />

Lawn Cuts, Edging,<br />

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,<br />

Mulching, Hauling,<br />

Garden Pond &<br />

Home Maint.<br />

Free Ests. Low Rates<br />

$20 & Up<br />

Kevin - 614-905-3117<br />

MOVING<br />

Aaron Allen Moving<br />

Local Moving Since 1956<br />

Bonded & Insured<br />

614-299-6683, 263-0649<br />

Celebrating 60 yrs in business<br />

PAINTING<br />

Burt’s Painting<br />

“Grove City’s Hometown<br />

Painter.” Free ests.<br />

614-539-3412<br />

A Job Well Done Again<br />

A lic. General Contractor<br />

Some Skilled Services<br />

Incl: Painting • Stucco,<br />

Repair•Carpentry•Exterior<br />

Drainage & Home Maint.<br />

Call Today! 614-235-1819<br />

Painter Over 30 Yrs Exp.<br />

Free Est. Reas Rates<br />

Daniel 614-226-4221<br />

Painting - Int./Ext.<br />

Power Wash-Gutters Clnd<br />

Free Est. - 26 Yrs Exp.<br />

Call Dave 614-270-2369<br />

God Bless<br />

PEST<br />

CONTROL<br />

TERMITE & PEST CONTROL<br />

3093 W. Broad St., Cols.<br />

614-367-9000<br />

BED BUGS?<br />

Starting At $ 295<br />

Pest Control • Rodents • Roaches • Termites<br />

Monthly & Quarterly Services<br />

Great Price!! Licensed & Insured<br />

Visit Us<br />

“Do It Yourself Pest Control”.<br />

FREE INSPECTION<br />

A Complete<br />

Moving<br />

Reasonable, Reliable<br />

No Job Too Small<br />

PUCO #150692-HG<br />

Free Estimate<br />

614-878-1179<br />

Classified Services<br />

9-22 SW<br />

9-29 A<br />

9-29 A<br />

9/29 A&M<br />

PLUMBING<br />

All About Drains & Plumb.<br />

Will snake any sm drain<br />

$125 + tax. 614-778-2584<br />

ALL IN ONE<br />

PLUMBING LLC<br />

“One Call Does It All”<br />

$25 OFF LABOR<br />

With This Ad<br />

A<br />

614-801-1508<br />

All Major Credit Cards Accepted<br />

POWER WASHING<br />

MRS. POWERWASH<br />

Any house wash $149 + tax<br />

Single deck $69 + tax<br />

2 Tier deck $99 + tax<br />

Best Wash In Town<br />

Over 45,000 Washes<br />

Ashley, 614-771-3892<br />

Bates & Sons<br />

Soft Wash & Powerwash<br />

5 ★ Google Reviews<br />

614-586-3417<br />

ROOFING<br />

Robinson roofing & repairs<br />

30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Cols.<br />

resident. Lic./bonded/Ins.<br />

Reas rates. Member of<br />

BBB. Dennis Robinson<br />

614-330-3087, 732-3100<br />

SEWING MACHINE<br />

REPAIR<br />

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.<br />

service. Clean, oil, adjust<br />

in your home. $39.95 all<br />

work gtd. 614-890-5296<br />

TOP SOIL<br />

Alexander Hauling<br />

Driveways topped w/new<br />

limestone. We also deliver<br />

Topsoil - comtil - sandmulch.<br />

Specializing in<br />

residential. 614-491-5460<br />

Bobcat Service Avail.<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Joe’s Tree & Yard Work<br />

Trim, thin, shape bushes,<br />

hedges, stump grinding,<br />

hauling. 614-598-6247<br />

Brewer & Sons Tree Service<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

• Tree Trimming 9-29<br />

A&M<br />

• Stump Grinding<br />

• Bucket Truck Services<br />

Best Prices • Same Day Service<br />

614-878-2568<br />

BURNS TREE SERVICE<br />

Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164<br />

TROTT<br />

TREE & LANDSCAPE<br />

Tree Trimming<br />

& Removal<br />

9/15<br />

9/15<br />

A<br />

Also Stump Removal<br />

Free Est. - Fully Ins.<br />

Call 614-235-3791<br />

Cell 614-738-0682<br />

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For This Ad In Our<br />

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