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<strong>October</strong> 20-26, <strong>2019</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVII, No. 9<br />

Hometown Realtor<br />

Marylee Bendig<br />

580 Main St., Groveport, OH 43125<br />

(614) 218-1097<br />

marylee@maryleebendig.com<br />

A name you KNOW,<br />

the name you TRUST<br />

Apple Butter Day<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Rick Palsgrove<br />

Groveport resident Brian Casserly stirred fresh apple butter<br />

as it cooked over an open fire during Groveport’s Apple<br />

Butter Day festival, which was held Oct. 12 in Heritage Park.<br />

Several antique tractors were on display at Apple Butter Day,<br />

including this 1917 Waterloo Boy owned by Dan Thomas of<br />

Plain City.<br />

The acoustic folk band Delightful<br />

Sounds performed in the Groveport<br />

Log House during Apple Butter Day.<br />

Sharon Mech of the Columbus<br />

Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild demonstrated<br />

how to make yarn on a spinning<br />

wheel.<br />

GM Schools hires<br />

firm to search for<br />

new treasurer<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Editor<br />

The search is on for the next Groveport Madison Schools treasurer.<br />

On Oct. 10, the Groveport<br />

“We’re looking for someone<br />

Madison Board of Education<br />

who is seasoned and who has a<br />

approved contracting with the<br />

background in education finances.<br />

consulting search firm Finding<br />

Plus, they need to have strong<br />

Leaders, which operates out of<br />

investment skills.”<br />

Cleveland, to conduct the<br />

- Bryan Shoemaker<br />

search for the new treasurer.<br />

Board president<br />

The company is a consulting<br />

firm specializing in the recruitment<br />

of treasurers and superintendents within Ohio. The contract<br />

calls for Groveport Madison to pay Finding Leaders $9,500 (plus<br />

travel expenses and printing and advertising costs to be determined.)<br />

Groveport Madison Board of Education President Bryan<br />

Shoemaker said the plan is for Finding Leaders to find suitable<br />

candidates for the board to conduct first and second interviews<br />

with in December.<br />

“We may also include an open community forum in the process,<br />

but that has yet to be determined,” said Shoemaker.<br />

He said the goal is to select the new treasurer by January.<br />

“We’re looking for someone who is seasoned and who has a<br />

background in education finances,” said Shoemaker. “Plus, they<br />

need to have strong investment skills.”<br />

Board member Libby Gray said, “We want somebody who<br />

understands bonds and investments and who has worked with<br />

long term budgets.”<br />

Added board member Chris Snyder, “I want somebody who<br />

knows how to say, ‘no.’”<br />

The new treasurer, when found, will replace outgoing<br />

Groveport Madison Treasurer John Walsh, who resigned on Oct.<br />

13 to take the position of treasurer at Whitehall City Schools effective<br />

Oct. 14. Walsh had served as Groveport Madison treasurer<br />

since June 2015.<br />

On Oct. 9, the<br />

board approved hiring<br />

Groveport Madison<br />

Assistant Treasurer<br />

Joyce Disharoon as<br />

interim treasurer to<br />

oversee the financial<br />

operations of the district<br />

until a new permanent<br />

treasurer is<br />

hired.<br />

She began work<br />

as interim treasurer<br />

effective Oct. 14 and<br />

Shoemaker said her<br />

salary is still being<br />

negotiated.<br />

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Motor vehicle tax considered<br />

<br />

<br />

By Linda Dillman<br />

Staff Writer<br />

A Madison Township public hearing on Oct. 8<br />

regarding a potential motor vehicle tax ended with no<br />

feedback from the public.<br />

The hearing was the first of two required by the<br />

state in order for the township to begin collecting the<br />

$5 tax next year. If approved, car owners would start<br />

paying the tax when they buy new license plates or<br />

renew old ones after July 1, 2020.<br />

Estimates by the state project future revenue at<br />

$80,000 for the township’s roads and bridges fund.<br />

“The permissive motor vehicle tax is only for the<br />

unincorporated areas of the township,” said Madison<br />

Township Administrator Susan Brobst.<br />

A final hearing was scheduled for Oct. 16. The<br />

trustees are expected to vote on the tax at their Nov.<br />

12 meeting.<br />

Natural gas aggregation<br />

Madison Township’s current natural gas aggregation<br />

is up at the end of November <strong>2019</strong>. Consultant<br />

Scott Belcastro from Trebel has been monitoring rates<br />

as they hit an all-time low the end of August, then<br />

started rising slightly in September.<br />

Belcastro shared information with the Madison<br />

Township trustees on a new contract, which allowed<br />

the township to lock in a fixed rate for 24 months,<br />

beginning Dec. 1, <strong>2019</strong>. The new rate is $.3749/Ccf and<br />

will remain with Volunteer Energy Services of Ohio.<br />

According to the Madison Township trustees, the<br />

current contract is a fixed adder of $.01281 plus the<br />

NYMEX price (which could vary each month). At the<br />

time we secured our Dec. 1, 2017<br />

contract the price was<br />

$.4241/Ccf.<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

There is no cost to join, no switching fees and budget<br />

billing is available by calling Columbia Gas at 1-<br />

800-344-4077.<br />

Information will be sent to residents in late <strong>October</strong><br />

and they will have two weeks to opt-out of the program,<br />

as with previous contracts. To participate in the<br />

program, nothing needs to be done by the resident. A<br />

follow-up postcard/letter will be sent by Columbia Gas<br />

which notifies the customer they will be switched (to<br />

the new program). This is a “second chance,” just in<br />

case they didn’t want to participate in the new program.<br />

This step helps prevent door-to-door and phone<br />

solicitors from switching accounts without authorization<br />

of the resident.<br />

Specific questions may be directed to Trebel LLC at<br />

1-877-861-2772.<br />

Update on police officer investigation<br />

In a press release dated Oct. 16, Madison Township<br />

Administrator Susan Brobst stated, “On Sept. 12,<br />

(Madison Township Police) Officer Matthew D.<br />

Kidwell was given notice of departmental charges of<br />

misconduct. The charges against Officer Kidwell were<br />

as follows and constituted misfeasance, malfeasance,<br />

nonfeasance, misconduct in the office, neglect of duty,<br />

gross immorality, incompetence, or failure to obey<br />

orders in the performance of official duties: 1) Violation<br />

of direct order related to administration leave; 2)<br />

Dishonesty in an internal investigation. In accordance<br />

with the township’s resolution 202-19, the township<br />

agrees to no longer pursue charges of misconduct<br />

against Matthew D. Kidwell and considers the investigation<br />

closed. The township makes no determination<br />

regarding any alleged misconduct by Mr. Kidwell. No<br />

further comment will be provided.”<br />

Groveport to enforce parking restrictions<br />

Over the past several months,<br />

Groveport City Council considered a proposal<br />

to enforce parking restrictions in all<br />

neighborhoods of the city by painting curbs<br />

yellow in sections of every street where<br />

parking is prohibited.<br />

According to city officials, council has<br />

determined that the best route is to erect<br />

“No Parking” signs at certain locations.<br />

Council also agrees that more steps must<br />

be taken to enforce existing parking<br />

restrictions according to Section 351.03 of<br />

the Codified Ordinances of the city of<br />

Groveport.<br />

Residents should be aware that parking<br />

is prohibited in the following:<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> holiday<br />

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The <strong>Messenger</strong> will alter its print publication<br />

schedule for the upcoming holiday<br />

season. The <strong>Messenger</strong> will publish print<br />

editions of the newspaper that will be<br />

delivered to your home on three consecutive<br />

Sundays on Oct. 20, Oct. 27, and Nov.<br />

3. The print publication and delivery dates<br />

for the remainder of <strong>2019</strong> will be: Nov. 17,<br />

Dec. 1, and Dec. 15. After that, print publication<br />

will resume every other week following<br />

the holidays on Jan. 12. Thank you for<br />

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•Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.<br />

•On a crosswalk.<br />

•Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an<br />

intersection.<br />

•Within 30 feet of, and upon the<br />

approach to, any flashing beacon, stop sign<br />

or traffic control device.<br />

•At any place where signs prohibit stopping,<br />

standing or parking, or where the<br />

curbing or street is painted yellow, or at<br />

any place in excess of the maximum time<br />

limited by signs.<br />

According to city officials, violations of<br />

these restrictions are considered a minor<br />

misdemeanor. Repeated offenses will<br />

result in higher penalties.<br />

Self-defense for young men<br />

A “Self-defense for Young Men” class will<br />

be held Nov. 2 from 9-11 a.m. for young men<br />

ages 12-17 (age as of Nov. 2, <strong>2019</strong>) at the<br />

Groveport Police Department, 5690 Clyde<br />

Moore Drive, Groveport. Groveport Police<br />

officers will be instructors. Class size limited<br />

to 20. The class teaches how to defend<br />

oneself if attacked or provoked. Learn<br />

awareness, how not to be a target, punching,<br />

striking, kicking, escaping holds, and<br />

defense from a ground position. Sign-up at<br />

the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370<br />

Groveport Road, or online at www.groveportrec.com.<br />

Call 614-836-1000. Cost is $10.


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GMHS teacher investigated<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Editor<br />

A 37-year-old Groveport Madison High<br />

School business teacher resigned amid<br />

allegations she had inappropriate contact<br />

with a student.<br />

On Oct. 4, Groveport Madison Schools<br />

officials delivered a letter to the teacher<br />

notifying her she was being placed on paid<br />

administrative leave because of an “allegation<br />

of conduct unbecoming of a coach/educator;<br />

and an allegation of improper relationship/physical<br />

contact with a student.”<br />

The teacher (who is not being named as<br />

no charges have been formally filed against<br />

her at this time) resigned her position on<br />

Oct. 7. Her letter cited “personal reasons”<br />

for her resignation. The teacher originally<br />

began working for the school district in the<br />

2018-19 school year.<br />

When asked how old the student is who<br />

was allegedly involved in the allegations,<br />

Groveport Madison Communications and<br />

Community Relations Director Jeff Warner<br />

said that information could not be released.<br />

In a press release dated Oct. 7,<br />

Groveport Madison officials said, “...the<br />

district was informed that a Groveport<br />

Madison High School staff member was<br />

alleged to have had inappropriate contact<br />

with a student. Groveport Madison Schools<br />

takes allegations of this nature very seriously<br />

and we have taken immediate action.<br />

The staff member was immediately placed<br />

on administrative leave pending the conclusion<br />

of internal and police investigations.”<br />

The teacher was directed to remain off<br />

school grounds and was also directed not to<br />

have any contact with students or school<br />

district employees without the written<br />

authorization of the superintendent.<br />

The district’s press release further stated,<br />

“As required by law, the district has<br />

notified all appropriate authorities, including<br />

Groveport Police and Franklin County<br />

Children’s Services. We will fully cooperate<br />

with all investigating agencies.”<br />

Groveport Police Chief Ralph Portier<br />

said that the Obetz Police Department is<br />

the law enforcement agency handling the<br />

case.<br />

According to a police report provided by<br />

the Obetz Police Department, the alleged<br />

incidents occurred this past summer at<br />

hotels in Obetz and Canal Winchester.<br />

The case remains under investigation<br />

by the Obetz Police.<br />

“No charges have been filed yet,” said<br />

Obetz Police Chief Mike Confer. “We are<br />

still in the interview process.”<br />

Blacklick Haunted Park<br />

Blacklick Haunted Park is back to scare<br />

you again! Blacklick Park, 770 Blacklick<br />

St. in Groveport, will be transformed on<br />

Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, from 7:30-11 p.m., into<br />

a frighteningly haunted park. It is very<br />

scary and parental discretion is advised.<br />

The event is sponsored by the city of<br />

Groveport and Groveport residents.<br />

Proceeds go to Groveport Madison Human<br />

Needs and the Groveport Food Pantry.Fee<br />

is $5 per person. For information call 614-<br />

836-3333.<br />

Halloween in Groveport<br />

Trick-or-treat in Groveport will be held<br />

on Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m. Groveport<br />

Town Hall, 648 Main St., will serve hot<br />

dogs, popcorn and drink courtesy of the<br />

Groveport Police Department, Madison<br />

Township Fire Department and Groveport<br />

Town Hall. The block party begins at 7<br />

p.m. at Main and Front streets. There will<br />

be a costume contest, Groveport Madison<br />

High School Band, Cruiserettes, doughnuts,<br />

and cider sponsored by the Groveport<br />

Lions Club. Scarecrows from the scarecrow<br />

contest will be displayed and winners<br />

announced.<br />

Groveport leaf pick-up<br />

Leaf pick-up in Groveport runs through<br />

Dec. 10. Residents can rake their leaves to<br />

the grassy area between the curb and the<br />

sidewalk and city workers will collect<br />

them.<br />

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columns<br />

When hogs once roamed the streets and backyards<br />

Early in Groveport’s history it is likely<br />

there were more animals living in town<br />

than people.<br />

Editor’s Notebook<br />

Rick<br />

Palsgrove<br />

Groveport in the<br />

19th century and<br />

early <strong>20th</strong> century<br />

was an agrarian community.<br />

The town’s<br />

businesses provided<br />

goods to the numerous<br />

farms in Madison<br />

Township, but also<br />

the residents living in<br />

town were small scale<br />

farmers themselves.<br />

Most every yard in<br />

town had a good sized<br />

vegetable garden and<br />

many people raised chickens and hogs.<br />

People also stabled their own horses to use<br />

for transportation.<br />

This agrarian personality of the town<br />

lasted well into the <strong>20th</strong> century. For<br />

example, a 1920 Franklin County livestock<br />

audit revealed that within Groveport’s<br />

town limits lived 14 horses, 16 cows, 4<br />

sheep, 32 hogs, and 1,543 chickens, ducks,<br />

and geese. Remnants of this agrarian background<br />

remain visible today in town as old<br />

backyard barns and chicken coops have<br />

been converted into garages and storage<br />

sheds.<br />

In the 19th century hogs were numerous<br />

in Groveport and throughout Ohio. The<br />

historian George Knepper, in his book,<br />

“Ohio and Its People,” noted that Ohio in<br />

1850 was home to the fifth largest population<br />

of hogs in the United States. There<br />

were so many hogs living in Groveport in<br />

the 1850s that the then Groveport Village<br />

Latest ‘Addams Family’ lacks wit and weirdness<br />

For an adaptation of “The Addams Family” to truly<br />

work, there must be a complete embrace of the wit and<br />

weirdness established by the original creator. While a<br />

majority of modern adapters have heeded this rule, the<br />

latest version largely ignores it and offers up a halfhearted<br />

hug instead.<br />

This year’s iteration<br />

of the titular clan comes<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra<br />

Cordle<br />

from the makers of<br />

“Sausage Party,” a.k.a.<br />

one of the raunchiest<br />

animated films to ever hit the theaters.<br />

While I had no desire to see<br />

this world transformed into something<br />

akin to that of the aforementioned<br />

flick, I had hoped there<br />

would be a little more bite within.<br />

As it was primarily geared<br />

toward a more general audience,<br />

this wacky universe has been<br />

watered down into a semi-bland<br />

palatability. That is not to say<br />

there is nothing worth seeing in<br />

this animated adaptation but it is a real shame that<br />

the overwhelming sense of gothic fun has been<br />

stripped away for market value.<br />

The dullest parts of the film begin in the opening<br />

two acts. In it, we meet the recently wedded Gomez<br />

and Morticia Addams (voiced by Oscar Isaac and<br />

Charlize Theron) who are on the run from an angry<br />

mob due to their outwardly differences. After safely<br />

escaping the ‘old country,’ they stumble upon an abandoned<br />

asylum in New Jersey and settle there.<br />

A series of photographs show the passage of time<br />

and we see that the couple have raised two children<br />

and offered employment stability to a bodiless hand<br />

and a very tall butler. No word on their insurance benefits<br />

but I’m sure they would be well taken care of,<br />

missing limbs and all.<br />

While the family does the zany things that they do<br />

in seclusion — wake up via tree limb, learn about the<br />

proper use of medieval weaponry, test the bonds of sibling<br />

love via attempted murder — the town nearby is<br />

growing. At the heart of the population boom is<br />

Margaux Needler (Allison Janney), the host of a home<br />

and garden show who has crafted the town of<br />

Assimilation into a vision of perfection — her vision,<br />

that it. In the town, everyone is nice, has jobs, has<br />

kids, acts the same way, and thinks on the same wavelengths.<br />

While it is not quite the level of Stepford, it is<br />

on the path and that is how Margaux wants it.<br />

Shortly before the live television unveiling of the<br />

town, Margaux learns that there is a huge eyesore of<br />

an abandoned asylum sitting on top of the hill (a<br />

haunted marsh protected it from sight). When she goes<br />

over to investigate, she discovers that it is inhabited by<br />

a clan of dark-haired goths.<br />

Privately seething, she sets her sights on making<br />

over the spooky palace, but her ire quickly spreads<br />

when her conformist daughter befriends the nonconformist<br />

Wednesday Addams (Chloe Grace Moretz).<br />

Like the live-action version of Debbie in the 1993 film<br />

“Addams Family Values,” the animated Margaux<br />

decides that “they have to go.”<br />

One of the major criticisms directed at this film<br />

stems from the animation style, which is a mix<br />

between “Corpse Bride,” “The Nightmare Before<br />

Christmas,” and a make-up testing station gone horribly<br />

wrong. It has been called ugly and off-putting and<br />

while I certainly wouldn’t go that far I can admit it<br />

won’t be for everyone. It does, however, have its own<br />

sense of flair.<br />

The biggest complaint I had about the film was the<br />

uneven acts and the tempering of the delightfully<br />

twisted. Though the film brushes upon some of its elements,<br />

it pulls back way too much in order to sell its<br />

message of acceptance. “The Addams Family” is meant<br />

to be fun and weird and dangerous and charming and<br />

this adaptation doesn’t go nearly as far as it should<br />

have. That, to me, is the true horror in this mildly<br />

amusing retelling of a truly fantastic clan.<br />

Grade: C+<br />

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

Council enacted a law that swine were no<br />

longer allowed to roam free and forage in<br />

town and the town marshal had the<br />

authority to confiscate any free roaming<br />

pig and sell it.<br />

But hogs were big business in Groveport<br />

in the 19th century. Jacob Wert, who<br />

owned a few business enterprises in town<br />

in the early 19th century, operated a large<br />

slaughterhouse that once stood along West<br />

Street south of Cherry Street. His successful<br />

slaughterhouse drew customers from<br />

throughout the area. According to the historian<br />

George Bareis, in his 1902 book,<br />

“The History of Madison Township<br />

Including Groveport and Canal<br />

Winchester,” Wert’s slaughterhouse<br />

processed and shipped 35,000 hogs in the<br />

winter of 1834-35, a number comparable to<br />

what was shipped from much larger communities<br />

of the time.<br />

One can only wonder what the town<br />

smelled like in the 19th century with the<br />

slaughterhouse operating and clumps of<br />

animal manure in the residential barnyards<br />

and streets.<br />

Lately I’ve been thinking about how<br />

time is layered with each era overlaying<br />

itself on past years. As I walk around the<br />

tidy town Groveport is today, I try to imagine<br />

what it was like to cross the muddy<br />

streets of long ago, to see hogs freely wandering<br />

around, and to hear the sounds of<br />

clucking chickens, horse hoofbeats, and<br />

creaking wagons.<br />

These things, these animals, these<br />

sounds, and the people who interacted with<br />

them, were all here at one time, their time.<br />

Now we are here in ours.<br />

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the <strong>Southeast</strong><br />

<strong>Messenger</strong>.<br />

Our Pictorial Past<br />

Drug bust, 1978<br />

Photo courtesy of Ernie Bell<br />

In this photo from 1978, (from left to right) Chief of<br />

Detectives Gary Blair, Detective Steve Junkerman, and<br />

Police Chief Walter Jacklin of the Madison Township Police<br />

Department examine evidence from a drug bust. According<br />

to police historian Ernie Bell, the Madison Township Police,<br />

along with Reynoldsburg Police and the U.S Air Force OSI<br />

(Office of Special Investigations) conducted a drug trafficking<br />

investigation. The investigation netted the drugs, cash,<br />

and pills seen in the photo. The suspect, a captain in the<br />

U.S. Air Force was arrested and subsequently charged with<br />

trafficking in drugs. He was sentenced to prison and dishonorably<br />

discharged from the Air Force. Blair, who<br />

received a citation from the U.S. Air Force for heading the<br />

investigation, went on to become Madison Township police<br />

chief.


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Teays Valley quarterback Tristan McDaniel tries to elude a tackle by Hamilton<br />

Township’s Gage Blosser (58) during Teays Valley’s 42-0 win over the Rangers on<br />

Oct. 11.<br />

Please visit the<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Church<br />

of your choice.<br />

List your Worship<br />

Services here.<br />

For info. call 614-272-5422<br />

Our Worship Guide is geared toward celebrating faith and helping readers<br />

connect with religious resources in our community. Make sure these readers<br />

know how you can help with a presence in this very special section distributed<br />

to more than 18,000 households in the Eastside area.<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Rick Palsgrove<br />

The Groveport Madison Cruisers unleashed their powerful running attack and formidable<br />

defense to defeat previously undefeated neighborhood rival Canal<br />

Winchester 28-0 on Oct. 11 in Groveport. Pictured here is Cruiser Emmanuel<br />

Anthony on his way to score on a 29-yard touchdown run. Anthony also had a 95-<br />

yard touchdown run. Cruiser Head Coach Bryan Schoonover called the victory, “A<br />

great team effort. It’s a huge win for us. Winning this rivalry game means a lot to<br />

our kids and I’m excited for them. It’s pretty fun!” Schoonover said the players and<br />

coaches focus on the Canal Winchester game. “We talk about Canal Winchester<br />

every day in the off season, pre-season, and during the season.” The win upped<br />

the Cruisers’ record to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in league play. Canal Winchester fell to<br />

6-1 overall and 1-1 in league play. The Cruisers’ remaining schedule is at Newark<br />

on Oct. 18, home with Big Walnut on Oct. 25, and at New Albany on Nov. 1.<br />

Cruiser Emmanuel Anthony celebrates<br />

with teammates after he scored<br />

on a 29 yard run.<br />

Cruiser defenders swarm over and<br />

bring down a Canal Winchester wide<br />

receiver.<br />

Contact us today to secure your spot in our Worship Guide.<br />

614.272.5422 • kathy@columbusmessenger.com<br />

eastside<br />

The Groveport Madison Marching Cruisers band was joined by the alumni band in<br />

performing the “National Anthem” prior to the start of the game.


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PAID ADVERTISING<br />

Vote “yes” for improved roads<br />

in Hamilton Township<br />

Good roads are beneficial to the local economy<br />

and for residents’ quality of life.<br />

A “yes” vote on Issue 2 on Nov. 5 will help<br />

repair damaged and patched roads in Hamilton<br />

Township.<br />

Between 2010 and 2017, local governments<br />

were stripped of $1.2 billion in revenue due to<br />

state cuts in revenue sharing. Over the past seven<br />

years Hamilton Township has lost more than<br />

$607,000 in state funding.<br />

Issue 2, the Hamilton Township 1 mill, five<br />

Per the Franklin County Board of<br />

Elections:<br />

Voter Eligibility<br />

According to the Ohio Secretary of State’s<br />

Office, you are eligible to vote in Ohio if: You<br />

are a citizen of the United States. You are at<br />

least 18 years old on or before the day of the<br />

general election. If you will be 18 on or before<br />

the day of the general, you may vote in the primary<br />

election for candidates only, but not on<br />

issues. You will be a resident of Ohio for at<br />

least 30 days before the election. You register<br />

to vote at least 30 days before the election.<br />

How is residence determined?<br />

By law your residence is the place to which,<br />

whenever you are absent, you have the intent<br />

to return. Leaving for temporary purposes,<br />

such as military service or school attendance,<br />

does not result in change of residence for voting<br />

purposes, unless you register in the area<br />

where you are currently residing.<br />

Ohio election officials use rules set forth in<br />

law (R.C. 3503.02) to determine a person’s<br />

qualifying voting address. Under those rules,<br />

your voting residence is the place in which your<br />

habitation is fixed and to which, whenever you<br />

are absent, you intend to return. You must<br />

intend your residence in the county to be permanent,<br />

not temporary. You will not lose your<br />

voting residency in Ohio if you leave temporarily<br />

and intend to return, unless you are absent<br />

from the state for four consecutive years.<br />

(Exception: You will not lose your residency<br />

after four years if your absence from Ohio is<br />

due to your employment with the government<br />

of this state or the United States, including<br />

military service, unless you vote in, or permanently<br />

move to, another state.)<br />

If you do not have a fixed place of habitation,<br />

but are a consistent or regular inhabitant<br />

The <strong>Messenger</strong> newspapers would like to<br />

clarify that the candidates and issues featured<br />

in this advertising section are published<br />

as paid political advertisements. The<br />

election information<br />

year road levy, will only cost 68 cents per week<br />

per $100,000 in property value. By law, funds<br />

from this levy can only be used for the road<br />

department. These funds will help pay for road<br />

resurfacing, ice and snow removal, curb and gutter<br />

repairs, and roadside mowing as well as other<br />

road maintenance and road department costs.<br />

Vote “yes” on Nov. 5 to help improve our<br />

Hamilton Township roads!<br />

Paid for by Friends of Hamilton Township.<br />

of a shelter or other location to which you<br />

intend to return, you may use that shelter or<br />

other location as your residence for purposes<br />

of registering to vote.<br />

How do I choose a candidate<br />

Elections present voters with important<br />

choices. Whether it is a local race that will affect<br />

your community or a national race that could<br />

change the direction of the country it is a time<br />

to consider the issues which you care about<br />

and decide which candidate you support.<br />

These steps outlined are designed to help<br />

you judge a candidate: Decide what you are<br />

looking for in a candidate; Find out about the<br />

candidates; Gather materials about the candidates;<br />

Evaluate candidates’ stands on issues;<br />

Learn about the candidates’ leadership abilities;<br />

Learn how other people view the candidate;<br />

Sort it all out.<br />

Voting procedures<br />

Where do I vote?<br />

•Each voter must cast his/her ballot at the<br />

polling place designated to serve the precinct<br />

in which he/she resides. The Board of Elections<br />

will notify you - please save the notice.<br />

Can a voter receive assistance in voting?<br />

•Any voter who requires assistance to vote<br />

by reason of blindness, mental or physical<br />

disability, or inability to read and write English<br />

may be assisted by two precinct election officials<br />

of different political parties, near relative,<br />

or in the case of a blind voter, any person of<br />

his/her choice with the exception of the voter's<br />

employer or agent of that employer, an officer<br />

or agent of the voter's union, or candidate<br />

whose name appears on the ballot. Persons<br />

assisting voters must limit their acts to those<br />

necessary to carry out the voter's independent<br />

intent and must not attempt to influence<br />

the voter. Also, they may not reveal how the<br />

voter voted.<br />

These are not endorsements<br />

Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> Company does not<br />

make any political endorsements of candidates<br />

or issues.<br />

Fairfield County Board of Elections<br />

Liberty Center<br />

951 Liberty Drive<br />

Lancaster, OH 43130<br />

Phone: 740-687-7000 or 614-837-0765<br />

Fax: 740-681-4727<br />

http://www.electionohio.com/fairfield/<br />

Office hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.<br />

Monday-Friday<br />

boards of elections<br />

VOTE YES<br />

Franklin County Board of Elections<br />

1700 Morse Road<br />

Columbus, OH 43229<br />

Phone: (614) 525-3100<br />

Fax: (614) 525-3489<br />

Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br />

vote.franklincountyohio.gov/<br />

FOR IMPROVED ROADS<br />

IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP<br />

Facts about the Hamilton Township<br />

1 Mill 5 Year Road Levy<br />

This levy will only cost $.68 cents per week per $100,000 property value.<br />

By law funds from this levy can only be used for the road department.<br />

These funds will help pay for road resurfacing, ice/snow removal, curb and<br />

gutter repairs and roadside mowing as well as other road maintenance<br />

and road department costs.<br />

VOTE YES FOR HAMILTON TOWNSHIP LEVY<br />

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How to make Election<br />

Day go smoothly<br />

Election Day gives voters throughout<br />

the United States a chance to participate<br />

in their government. The right to vote is<br />

something to cherish, as many people<br />

across the globe do not get a chance to elect<br />

the officials who govern their countries.<br />

While Election Day is an exciting time,<br />

voters may find it frustrating if they do not<br />

take steps to ensure things go smoothly<br />

when they head to the polls. The following<br />

tips can help voters prepare for Election<br />

Day.<br />

•Confirm your polling location. Polling<br />

locations may have changed since last<br />

year, and voters who have moved in the<br />

past 12 months may now have to vote in a<br />

new location.<br />

Voters can contact their local board of<br />

elections or visit www.Vote411.org to confirm<br />

the correct polling locations. Voters<br />

should also learn the hours when the polls<br />

are open so they do not arrive too early or<br />

too late to vote.<br />

•Bring photo identification. Voter identification<br />

laws vary by state, but voters<br />

who want to avoid hassles or holdups may<br />

be able to do so by bringing current photo<br />

identification with them to the polling<br />

place. While such identification is not necessarily<br />

a requirement, voters who bring<br />

along a driver’s license or state identification<br />

card may get in and out of the polling<br />

place more quickly than those who do not.<br />

•Confirm registration. Voters can confirm<br />

that they have registered to vote by<br />

contacting their local board of elections in<br />

advance of Election Day.<br />

Sometimes voters’ names may not<br />

appear on the registration list when they<br />

arrive to vote, even if they previously registered.<br />

Poll workers can help voters who<br />

find themselves in such situations. But voters<br />

who want to avoid such hassles on<br />

Election Day can confirm their registration<br />

beforehand.<br />

•Be familiar with the candidates and<br />

issues on the ballot. Voting is a privilege<br />

and a responsibility, so voters should<br />

familiarize themselves with the candidates<br />

and issues on the ballot in the weeks leading<br />

up to Election Day.<br />

In addition to national or statewide candidates<br />

and issues, voters should learn<br />

about local issues that may have a more<br />

direct impact on their daily lives. The more<br />

voters learn about the candidates and<br />

issues in advance, the more quickly they<br />

can cast their votes and get to work or<br />

return home.<br />

Voting on Election Day is a privilege<br />

that voters should not take lightly.<br />

Taking certain steps in the weeks ahead<br />

of Election Day can make it easier for voters<br />

to cast their ballots.<br />

Research candidates for<br />

upcoming elections<br />

Presidential elections may grab the<br />

national headlines, but local elections also<br />

have a big impact on voters’ daily lives.<br />

Locally elected officials are typically<br />

much more accessible to voters, whose participation<br />

in local elections can bring about<br />

real change. With that in mind, here are<br />

some tips to prepare for Election Day,<br />

whether you are selecting state, county,<br />

town, provincial, labor union, or school officials.<br />

•Solidify your stance. The first step to<br />

casting your vote is deciding how you feel<br />

about key issues and candidates. Some voters<br />

back a particular political party, while<br />

others spend more time moving across<br />

party lines and standing with politicians<br />

who have like-minded goals and ideas.<br />

Make a list of the issues that you find most<br />

important and want addressed in this election.<br />

Then research the stance each candidate<br />

takes on the issues that most resonate<br />

with you.<br />

•Research the candidates. Conduct<br />

some preliminary research into each candidate<br />

running for office. Chances are their<br />

websites provide background information<br />

regarding their qualifications as well as<br />

their stances on certain issues.<br />

Many times newspapers will offer their<br />

own round-up on local candidates so you<br />

can get to know them further.<br />

Such information can save you the time<br />

and effort of looking into candidates on<br />

your own. Delve further when needed to<br />

see if the facts are correct. Examine public<br />

records for policies candidates supported to<br />

confirm if their ideals are similar to your<br />

own.<br />

•Ignore the polls. If you strongly support<br />

a candidate and his or her agenda,<br />

then stick with your preferences rather<br />

than relying on the polls. Polls may be used<br />

to sway indecisive voters.<br />

However, even though the polls may be<br />

indicating one thing, the real test of a candidate’s<br />

mettle is the end result come<br />

Election Day.<br />

•Attend a town hall meeting. Many<br />

local candidates interact with voters at<br />

informal town hall meetings.<br />

This is a great chance to assess a candidate,<br />

and provides voters the opportunity<br />

to have their voices heard and ask questions<br />

about the issues that concern them.<br />

You also may be able to watch candidate<br />

forums on television or online.<br />

•Stick to the issues. The best candidate<br />

is not necessarily the one with the biggest<br />

campaign war chest.<br />

Resist the temptation to be swayed by<br />

the flashiest signs or the best slogan. Pay<br />

more attention to the candidates’ answers<br />

on tough questions.<br />

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Crafting an effective cover letter<br />

A strong cover letter may not guarantee you land a good job, but a poor cover<br />

letter may guarantee you won't. On its own, an effective cover letter can catch<br />

the eye of hiring managers tasked with finding worthy candidates among<br />

stacks of applications, while a poor cover letter may ensure hiring managers<br />

never even glance at an applicant's resume.An effective cover letter should be<br />

concise, conveying an applicant's work history and goals in a few paragraphs<br />

or less.<br />

The following are some additional ways men and women can craft effective<br />

NOW HIRING!<br />

Local High Volume Pharmacy<br />

Immediate 2nd & 3rd shift positions available<br />

for Pharmacy Clerks and Technicians.<br />

Looking for energetic associates<br />

in a fast pace environment.<br />

NEW Starting rate: $11.50 per hour<br />

Shift differential $.50 an hour<br />

Please apply at: jobs.kroger.com<br />

Use Zip Code 43217<br />

Must be 18 years of age & have high school diploma or GED.<br />

Call 614-333-5012 for more details.<br />

cover letters:<br />

• Address a specific person when possible.<br />

• State your purpose early on.<br />

• Explain why you are a qualified candidate.<br />

• Exhibit some knowledge about the<br />

company to which you're applying.<br />

• Be cordial in your closing<br />

An effective cover letter can go a long<br />

way toward making a strong first impression<br />

on a prospective employer. Men and women should look at their cover<br />

letters as their first opportunities to connect with a company and write their<br />

letters accordingly.<br />

NOW HIRING<br />

Seasonal Fulfillment Center Associates<br />

Order Processors Bear Building, Pick/Pack & Sewing<br />

Earn up to $15.00/HOUR<br />

Plus Shift Differential and/or Overtime when applicable<br />

1st Shift, 2nd Shift & Weekend Only Shifts FT/PT seasonal positions available<br />

Associate Discount - Food & Fun!<br />

Apply online at careers.buildabear.com<br />

Located at 5925 Green Pointe Drive South, Groveport, OH 43125<br />

Madison Township Public Works Department<br />

is accepting applications for a<br />

Maintenance Tech Position<br />

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.<br />

The successful applicant must be at least 18 years of age, have a<br />

valid driver’s license without excessive violations, have the ability<br />

to be insured under the Township policy, and have reliable<br />

transportation. Current Class B CDL with air brakes or the ability to<br />

obtain within 6 months of employment. Must pass a background<br />

check including drug & alcohol test, and a driver's abstract.<br />

Work hours are Monday through Thursday, from 6:30 am to 5:00<br />

pm. The majority of work will be outside in all weather conditions.<br />

Work includes upkeep of the park and community center, mowing,<br />

weed eating, drainage repairs, pavement repairs, tree trimming<br />

and removal, maintenance of equipment and buildings, painting,<br />

snow and ice removal, and concrete work.<br />

Full insurance package, including uniforms. Pension through Ohio<br />

Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).<br />

Applications can be printed from the Job Opportunities tab at<br />

www.madisontownship.org<br />

Completed applications can be emailed to<br />

dwatkins@madisontownship.org or mail to<br />

Madison Township Job Opening<br />

4575 Madison Lane, Groveport OH 43125<br />

or drop off at the same address between 8 am and 4 pm weekdays.<br />

The starting hourly wage is $16.00 but is negotiable with<br />

experience.<br />

Madison Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Deciphering graduation requirements<br />

Cruisers on the air<br />

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By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Recent changes to state graduation requirements will<br />

present challenges for current and future high school<br />

students<br />

Members of the class of 2020 through 2022 will see a<br />

minimal difference in graduation requirements from<br />

previous years. Those who are set to graduate in the<br />

subsequent years, however, will see a number of modifications.<br />

Requirements for sophomores, juniors and seniors<br />

will essentially be the same as last year with some<br />

minor tweaks, but the changes for the class of 2023 and<br />

beyond will be more significant.<br />

Members of the class of 2020 through 2022 will have<br />

to pass all mandatory high school courses and electives<br />

and continue to meet the standards in a number of pathways<br />

in order to graduate.<br />

The first pathway requires the completion of one of<br />

the following: earning 18 graduation points on end of<br />

course exams; earning a remediation free score on the<br />

ACT or SAT; score 14 work ready points on the<br />

WorkKeys, or earn a 12-point, industry recognized credential<br />

or group of credentials.<br />

The second pathway requires students to meet at<br />

least two of the following options: earn a 2.5 grade point<br />

average during junior and senior year; complete a<br />

Capstone project; accumulate 120 hours of work or community<br />

service; or have three or more credits through<br />

College Credit Plus.<br />

Additional options in this pathway including earning<br />

an industry recognized credential, a WorkKeys score of<br />

three on each test, an OhioMeansJobs readiness seal or<br />

credit(s) and score of three or higher on Advanced<br />

Placement exams.<br />

The third pathway requires students to complete a<br />

career technical program and earn either proficiency on<br />

all WebXams, an approved industry recognized credential<br />

or accumulate 250 hours of workplace experience.<br />

Students in the class of 2021 or 2022 who are on<br />

track to meet one of those pathways may continue to use<br />

them to satisfy graduation requirements. They may also<br />

choose to follow the two permanent requirements established<br />

for the class of 2023 and beyond.<br />

The two permanent requirements are the passage of<br />

the state’s Algebra I and English II test, (the state has<br />

not determined the passage rate at this time) and<br />

acquiring two “diploma seals,” one of which must be<br />

state defined. The specifics on the diploma seals have<br />

also yet to be determined.<br />

Under the first permanent requirement, students<br />

who take the Algebra I and English II tests more than<br />

once and fail to pass can demonstrate “competency”<br />

through these following options: earning credit for one<br />

math and/or English course through College Credit<br />

Plus; demonstrate career readiness and technical skill<br />

through foundational and supporting options; enter into<br />

a contract to enlist in the military upon graduation.<br />

Under the second permanent requirement, students<br />

can earn any two of these diploma seals:<br />

OhioMeansJobs Readiness, State seal of Biliteracy, an<br />

industry recognized credential, a College Ready seal, or<br />

a military enlistment seal. Additional seals include science,<br />

honors diploma, technology, citizenship, fine and<br />

performing arts, student engagement and community<br />

service.<br />

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The Groveport Sports Network provides live play-by-play<br />

coverage of some Groveport Madison High School athletic<br />

contests in football, boys basketball, softball, and baseball in<br />

<strong>2019</strong>-20.<br />

Each broadcast begins 25 minutes prior to the scheduled<br />

start time with the pre-game show. The pre-game show features<br />

interviews with the head coach, a scouting report of the<br />

opponent, the starting line-ups, and more. Tune in after the<br />

game for interviews with players and the head coach, along<br />

with a look at the final stats.<br />

Access the free broadcasts on a computer or handheld<br />

device. Broadcasts available on demand for 30 days after the<br />

broadcast date. Rick Cooper is the play-by-announcer.<br />

To listen live (football only):<br />

http://war.str3am.com:7570/live<br />

To watch: www.facebook.com/groveportsportsnetwork.<br />

Games to be broadcast: Football (all 7 p.m.) - Oct. 18 at<br />

Newark; and Nov. 1 at New Albany (Per OHSAA rules<br />

regarding the broadcasts of high school football, all four football<br />

contests will be broadcast live with audio-only.<br />

Immediately after each football contest concludes, the game<br />

will be available with live video “on demand.” All other<br />

sports - basketball, baseball, and softball - will be broadcast<br />

with live video.)<br />

Basketball (all 7:30 p.m.) - Dec. 3 vs. St. Charles (boys); Dec.<br />

10 vs. Pickerington Central (boys); Dec. 13 vs. Canal<br />

Winchester (boys); Jan. 10 at Big Walnut (boys); Jan. 14 vs.<br />

Westerville Central (boys); Jan. 24 at Canal Winchester<br />

(boys); Jan. 31 vs. New Albany (boys); Feb. 4 vs. Lancaster<br />

(boys); Feb. 7 at Newark (boys); Feb. 14 vs. Big Walnut (boys);<br />

Softball (all 5:15 p.m.) -April 8 vs. Canal Winchester; April<br />

22 vs. Newark; April 23 at Big Walnut; April 29 at Canal<br />

Winchester; April 30 vs. New Albany; May 4 at Newark; May<br />

6 vs. Big Walnut;<br />

Baseball (5 p.m.) - May 8 at New Albany


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Village of Lithopolis<br />

Fairfield County’s “Best Kept Secret”<br />

Downtown<br />

Spotlight<br />

Lithopolis events<br />

The following community events<br />

will btake place in the village of<br />

Lithopolis in the coming months. See<br />

you in Lithopolis!<br />

•Dec. 14: Simply Christmas<br />

events (facebook: Simply Christmas<br />

in Lithopolis).<br />

Open Late ‘Til 8!<br />

See you in Lithopolis for Open<br />

Late ‘til 8 on the second Thursday,<br />

(Nov. 14 and Dec. 12).<br />

Enjoy, shopping, restaurants and<br />

live entertainment as we head into<br />

the holidays.<br />

Lithopolis<br />

trick-or-treat<br />

Trick-or-treat in Lithopolis is Oct.<br />

31 from 6-7:30 p.m.<br />

Intersection safety upgrades<br />

The Lithopolis Police have been in discussions<br />

with the Ohio Department of<br />

Transportation and the Ohio State<br />

Highway Patrol, regarding the intersection<br />

of Winchester-Southern Road (State Route<br />

674) and Elder Lane/Elder Road.<br />

According to the Lithopolis Police, this<br />

intersection has seen an increase in motor<br />

vehicle crashes, and officials are exploring<br />

ways to make the intersection safer. Both<br />

directions of travel on Winchester-<br />

Southern Road have a blind dip at the<br />

approaches to the intersection.<br />

Additionally, there is vegetation that partially<br />

obscures drivers’ view to the north<br />

and the south. While the speed limit goes<br />

from 55 mph to 45 mph between Elder and<br />

the Pickaway County border to the south,<br />

the Lithopolis Police state they still see<br />

several motorists ignoring the reduction in<br />

the speed limit.<br />

“We will continue to enforce the speed<br />

limit along the Winchester-Southern Rd<br />

corridor in order to protect the safety of<br />

motorists,” said Lithopolis Police Chief<br />

W.J. Barton. “You may also see an increase<br />

in the number of State Highway Patrol<br />

troopers enforcing traffic laws beyond the<br />

Lithopolis jurisdiction.”<br />

ODOT surveyors have been marking the<br />

roadway right-of-way in preparation for<br />

safety upgrades. According to the<br />

Lithopolis Police, the 36 inch stop signs on<br />

Elder Lane/Elder Road will be replaced<br />

with 48 inch stop signs, along with new<br />

stop bars on the pavement. Signs stating<br />

that cross traffic does not stop will also be<br />

posted. Beginning the week of Nov. 4,<br />

crews will remove vegetation in the rightof-way<br />

along Winchester-Southern Road to<br />

give motorists crossing over Elder a longer<br />

field of view.<br />

“We hope that these upgrades to the<br />

intersection will lead to a decrease in the<br />

number of collisions in this area,” said<br />

Barton. “We will continue to look for ways to<br />

improve the safety of our residents and<br />

those who travel through the village. We ask<br />

that you do your part by obeying the posted<br />

speed limits and paying close attention<br />

when crossing through the intersection.”<br />

On the ballot<br />

Lithopolis voters will consider the following<br />

candidates and issues on the Nov. 5<br />

ballot (information provided by the<br />

Fairfield County Board of Elections):<br />

•Lithopolis mayor (vote for one): Eric P.<br />

Sandine and John W. Stertzer, Sr. (writein).<br />

•Lithopolis village council (vote for two):<br />

Amy S. Brown and Amber Daniels (writein).<br />

•Bloom-Carroll board of education (vote<br />

for two): D. J. Chapman, Jimmy Johnson,<br />

Matt Kidwell, and Jen Sherman.<br />

•Lithopolis village income tax: A proposed<br />

0.5 percent increase for public infrastructure,<br />

safety, and parks.<br />

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26 and Nov. 2), and 3 p.m. Sunday<br />

(Oct. 27 and Nov. 3); sensory-friendly<br />

performance 3 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 2),<br />

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150 E. Columbus St.,<br />

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Cruiser boys soccer team wins OCC title<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Editor<br />

The Groveport Madison Cruiser boys<br />

varsity soccer team made their mark on<br />

history in winning the <strong>2019</strong> Ohio Capital<br />

Conference Capital Division championship.<br />

The Cruisers finished 5-0 in OCC play<br />

and 13-2-1 overall. They now move on to<br />

tournament play.<br />

“We are so proud of our boys soccer<br />

team,” said Groveport Madison Athletic<br />

Director Steve Petros. “Coach Gleason has<br />

done a tremendous job of working our guys<br />

hard and they have gotten better every<br />

week of the season. You can’t ask more<br />

from a program than continuous improvement.<br />

This is also a great milestone for our<br />

kids who came before. In particular those<br />

kids who stuck with us and played when<br />

the program was unfunded about six years<br />

ago. Those families and unpaid coaches<br />

kept the program alive and gave us the stability<br />

to reach the next level. All Cruisers<br />

should be proud of this program.”<br />

Cruiser boys varsity soccer head coach<br />

Tyler Gleason said the team has many<br />

strengths.<br />

“We are physically very gifted,” said<br />

Gleason. “A lot of size and speed on this<br />

team, but there is also a lot of skill of technical<br />

ability. Our midfield has been<br />

tremendous this season<br />

and is really the<br />

rallying point for our<br />

team.”<br />

He said the team<br />

also has great attacking<br />

play and players.<br />

“Our front six players<br />

can hang with just<br />

about any team in central<br />

Ohio,” said<br />

Gleason. “Our backline<br />

has been our ‘weak<br />

spot,’ but not because<br />

our guys back there<br />

aren’t good. Most of<br />

them are very green<br />

and new to their roles<br />

and positions so we’ve<br />

been growing. Its hard<br />

to convert attacking<br />

players into defenders, but some of these<br />

guys are very selfless. They have started<br />

to turn it on. If they continue to improve<br />

and gel, I would be scared as an opposing<br />

team to play us, especially considering that<br />

behind our backline is a goalkeeper who is<br />

very capable of keeping us in games by<br />

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Senior captain Austin Snyder is a<br />

proven scorer for the team.<br />

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thus far this season,” said Gleason. “His<br />

perfect combination of skill, lightning<br />

quickness, speed, strength and determination<br />

make him a force in high school soccer.<br />

His first step is so quick that its difficult for<br />

defenders to mark him by themselves. He<br />

is strong, has great balance and a low center<br />

of gravity, so he’s hard to push off of the<br />

ball and he does not go down easily. He has<br />

a great ability to shoot and sees the field<br />

well. These things make him a tremendous<br />

high school soccer player and will make<br />

him an outstanding college player.”<br />

Snyder pulls double duty as the placekicker<br />

for the Cruiser varsity football team.<br />

“It’s a lot of work for Austin to play both<br />

soccer and football,” said Gleason. “We<br />

played a Thursday night game against<br />

Whitehall in soccer, in which Austin led us<br />

in a come from behind victory, scoring<br />

three goals. Near the end of the game he<br />

had made multiple 60 plus yard sprinting<br />

runs and was physically gassed. The next<br />

night the football team beat Pickerington<br />

Central and there was a lengthy lightning<br />

delay which meant the game did not end<br />

until 10:15 p.m. I cannot imagine he got<br />

home and in bed until at least midnight.<br />

The next morning we faced Pickerington<br />

North in a 10 a.m. kickoff. You can imagine<br />

how hard that could’ve been. It’s physically<br />

taxing to constantly be on your feet and<br />

working your body. Whether it is soccer or<br />

football, he’s always got something he’s<br />

working on. But he’s a tough guy.”<br />

Gleason said the boys soccer team has<br />

many standout players<br />

“Obviously, Austin Snyder has been a<br />

huge part of our success,” said Gleason.<br />

“L.J. Minah (junior) has also been instrumental<br />

for us. He starts at the center forward<br />

position and his technical ability and<br />

quickness make him a nightmare for center<br />

backs. Edward Olusemo (junior) has really<br />

turned it on. He is physically strong and<br />

skilled. He is a powerful player and, as his<br />

confidence grows, so does our team.”<br />

In the midfield, Gleason said Melvin<br />

Escamilla (senior, captain) is an anchor at<br />

the defensive mid position.<br />

“He starts our attacks and is tremendous<br />

at cutting at passes and organizing<br />

our midfield defensively,” said Gleason. “In<br />

front of him is a perfect combination of size<br />

and skill in Jeffrey Asamoah (junior, captain),<br />

who wins balls out of the air, distributes<br />

well and can shoot from anywhere.<br />

David Pascua (sophomore) is a tremendous<br />

talent. He is slippery with the ball, plays<br />

quick and always makes great choices with<br />

the ball. Those three in the middle, with<br />

Austin and Edward, and L.J. up top, make<br />

us a formidable, attacking team.”<br />

Gleason said Foday Camara (junior) is a<br />

force for at center back. Austin Gautier<br />

(senior) and Chandler Jones (junior) both<br />

contributed significant minutes.<br />

“On the outsides, Caleb Dailey is a<br />

bright spot,” said Gleason. “He was a forward,<br />

turned outside back. He selflessly<br />

accepted his role as a defender for the better<br />

of the team and has improved at his<br />

position every step of the way. Sophomore<br />

Ali Alanfagi shifted from an attacking<br />

player into an outside defender and helped<br />

transform this team. In goal Eddie Monroy<br />

is instrumental in keeping the team in<br />

games and making big saves in big<br />

moments.”<br />

Gleason said a highlight for the season<br />

was the win against New Albany.<br />

“That team has owned this division for<br />

the past four years,” said Gleason. “Not<br />

only had they not lost an OCC game in four<br />

years, but they hadn’t surrendered more<br />

than two goals in any OCC game. That’s<br />

our bright-spot so far for the season, but we<br />

are looking to change that in the tournament.”<br />

The soccer program’s future is bright.<br />

“As you can see from our key players,<br />

there are a lot of juniors,” said Gleason.<br />

“Replacing Austin, Melvin, Eddie, Austin<br />

Gautier and Caleb, as well as the contributors<br />

on the bench like Jake Benline, Cesar<br />

Tobon, Austin Evans, Eusebio Manglona,<br />

will be tough, but we have a lot of experience<br />

returning next year and we expect to<br />

compete for another OCC title.”


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<strong>October</strong> 20, <strong>2019</strong> - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - PAGE 15<br />

Franklin County Children’s Services levy on ballot<br />

By Christine Bryant<br />

Staff Writer<br />

A renewal levy on the Nov. 5 ballot will<br />

continue funding for a public agency that<br />

focuses on strengthening families in<br />

Franklin County.<br />

The current tax issue that provides<br />

funding to Franklin County Children<br />

Services will expire at the end of this year.<br />

If voters approve the 3.1-mill levy (Issue<br />

10) in November, they will extend funding<br />

to the agency for another 10 years.<br />

Expected to generate more than $85.6<br />

million annually, Issue 10 currently costs<br />

property owners in Franklin County about<br />

$84.50 per $100,000 in valuation. This<br />

amount would not change if voters approve<br />

the renewal.<br />

Deborah Armstrong, communications<br />

director for Franklin County Children<br />

Services, says nearly two-thirds of the<br />

agency’s annual budget of $212 million is<br />

funded through two levies. In 2014, voters<br />

approved a separate 1.9-mill, 10-year levy.<br />

The agency weighed placing a replacement<br />

levy on the ballet, which would have<br />

increased the amount property owners<br />

would pay, but chose instead to pursue a<br />

renewal levy because of adequate reserves<br />

in place that can help sustain the agency<br />

until the previous 1.9-mill levy expires.<br />

“We felt the agency had enough funding<br />

to sustain itself until the next levy comes<br />

up for renewal in five years,” she said.<br />

Each year, the agency serves more than<br />

30,000 abused and neglected children. In<br />

2018, it placed more than 2,300 in foster<br />

care and almost 2,000 with relatives. The<br />

remaining number of children are served<br />

within their own families, she said.<br />

“One of the things our agency focuses on<br />

is ensuring family-like settings for all children,<br />

particularly our older teens,”<br />

Armstrong said. “That includes working to<br />

recruit more foster homes for children,<br />

increasing the number of children who are<br />

able to be placed in kinship care with other<br />

family members, and being able to provide<br />

support to those family members.”<br />

Areas of focus include the opioid crisis<br />

and the impact of it on Franklin County<br />

families, as well as the effects trauma<br />

events have on children and families.<br />

“Many of our families and children are<br />

involved in traumatic situations, from<br />

domestic violence to mental illness to dealing<br />

with the stressors that come from<br />

poverty,” Armstrong said. “All of these are<br />

very stressful situations for families and<br />

children, so we’re learning more about that<br />

impact and trying to develop partnerships<br />

in the community define resources that can<br />

help address a lot of these issues we are<br />

seeing in families.”<br />

There are many ways the public can<br />

help, from volunteering with the campaign<br />

to granting a child’s holiday wish.<br />

“Our goal is to help educate the community<br />

about the different ways we protect<br />

children and all the different partnerships<br />

we rely on,” Armstrong said.<br />

•Franklin County Children Services is<br />

mandated by law to investigate cases of<br />

abuse, neglect and dependency. Every<br />

year, Franklin County Children Services<br />

helps more than 30,000 abused and neglected<br />

children. The agency offers services<br />

and support to families in crisis so their children<br />

can live in stable homes and become<br />

productive citizens.<br />

•The agency works at keeping children<br />

with their birth families but, when that is not<br />

possible, placement with relatives is the preferred<br />

choice. Kinship care has grown significantly<br />

in the last few years. In 2018, FCCS<br />

placed 1,941 children with kinship caregivers,<br />

an increase of 74 percent since 2014.<br />

•For those children who cannot return<br />

home, Children Services finds loving temporary<br />

or foster families to provide care.<br />

•When a permanent solution is needed, the<br />

agency is successful in securing caring and<br />

committed adoptive families. More than 800<br />

children were adopted in the last five years.<br />

•The opiate crisis has increased the<br />

placement costs of the agency. More children<br />

are in care and their needs, both physically<br />

and emotionally, are more intense.<br />

•Traumatic events and exposure to trauma<br />

disproportionally affect children in child<br />

welfare and require more intensive services.<br />

Children Services offers services, such<br />

as the Therapeutic Arts Program and mentoring<br />

that help children deal with trauma,<br />

grow stronger and provide healthy outlets<br />

for their emotions.<br />

•Up to 67 percent of the agency’s operating<br />

funds come from two 10-year levies—<br />

spread five years apart - a 1.9 mill levy that<br />

was renewed in 2014 and a 3.1 mill levy,<br />

passed in 2009 that expires at the end of<br />

<strong>2019</strong>. The other 33 percent of funds come<br />

mainly from state and federal dollars.<br />

•The 3.1 mill levy accounts for 42 percent<br />

of the agency’s income. Without continuation<br />

of this levy, vitally needed services<br />

to abused and neglected children will be<br />

impacted.<br />

•The Franklin County Commissioners<br />

have decided to place the 3.1 mil renewal<br />

levy on the November <strong>2019</strong> general election<br />

ballot. This levy will not increase taxes.<br />

It will also be a 10 year levy.<br />

For information on the Franklin County<br />

Children Services renewal levy or to learn<br />

about ways to volunteer with the agency,<br />

go to committee4children.com or childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov.<br />

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Hamilton Township road levy on ballot<br />

Voters in Hamilton Township will face a levy request on Nov.<br />

5 that focuses on improving roads.<br />

The one-mill, five-year levy would cost the owner of a property<br />

with $100,000 in valuation an additional $35 a year. If approved,<br />

it will generate $65,628 annually.<br />

Over the past seven years, the township lost more than<br />

$607,000–averaging $86,768.26 per year–in state funding.<br />

According to township officials, if the township does not secure<br />

additional funding for the road department, future projects could<br />

be impacted, as well as current services including paving,<br />

curb/gutter replacement, park improvements and snow/ice<br />

removal.<br />

Currently, there are no road or road associated levies on the<br />

books. If approved, this would be the first road levy passed by voters<br />

for a department that covers 18 miles of roadway with a staff<br />

of two full time workers and one part time employee.<br />

Operating fund revenue so far this year, channeled through<br />

the township’s general fund, is $85,000 from a gasoline tax,<br />

$38,000 from permissive motor vehicle license tax receipts and<br />

$6,000 from motor vehicle license fees. According to township officials,<br />

salaries are budgeted at $110,000; supplies such as mowers,<br />

tools and fuel are $80,000 and maintenance–including road<br />

repairs–is $90,000.<br />

In the past, a large portion of the expenses for road maintenance<br />

was paid out of the general fund, including, but not limited<br />

to, department salaries.<br />

Pumpkins float!<br />

Yes, pumpkins do float! Skip the outdoor pumpkin patch and<br />

head to the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road,<br />

on Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m. and pick your pumpkin from the indoor<br />

heated swimming pool.<br />

Dress in your favorite Halloween costume and compete in the<br />

costume contest. Don’t forget your bathing suit as you will have<br />

plenty of time to swim around with your pumpkin. After you get<br />

out of the pool, stick around and paint your pumpkin and enjoy a<br />

snack.<br />

The event is for parents and their kids. Fee is $6 per person<br />

(includes pumpkin) and $2 per person (no pumpkin). Register<br />

until Oct. 25. Call 614-836-1000.<br />

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Cruiser homecoming court<br />

The <strong>2019</strong> Groveport Madison High School Homecoming Court is: freshman attendants – Mai´Angel<br />

Thompson and Jaden Hill; sophomore attendants – Trinity Gullatt and Carl Allen; junior attendants –<br />

Emani Anthony and Elyjah Aekins; senior girl attendants – Annetta Jackson, Madison Newsom, Melanie<br />

Torres, and Mackenzie Ferguson; senior boy attendants – Emmanuel Anthony, Tyrell Floyd, Austin<br />

Gautier, and Ryan Burke.<br />

Scarecrow contest<br />

A scarecrow contest in Groveport is open for all to<br />

enter. Visit www.groveport.org for the entry form,<br />

rules and timeline. Scarecrows will be on display at<br />

the Halloween Block Party. One $50 gift card will be<br />

awarded for most original and one $50 gift card will be<br />

awarded for most unique. Free to enter. Call 614-836-<br />

3333 for information.<br />

Drug Take Back Day<br />

The Groveport Police will host a National<br />

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 26 at the<br />

Groveport Police station, 5690 Clyde Moore Drive,<br />

Groveport, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.<br />

The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and<br />

responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs,<br />

while also educating the general public about the<br />

potential for abuse of medications. Collectors may only<br />

accept pills.<br />

Liquids (including inhalers and their<br />

refills), as well as needles or sharps, may not be<br />

dropped off. The service is free and anonymous, no<br />

questions asked.<br />

Visit www.DEATakeBack.com for information.<br />

Drug Drop Box<br />

The Madison Township Police Department provides<br />

an opiate prescription “Drug Drop Box” for the community.<br />

This drop box is located in the lobby of the<br />

Madison Township Police Department, 4567 Madison<br />

Lane, and is accessible to the public during normal<br />

office hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br />

Any person can walk-in and dispose of new or old pills,<br />

including prescription medications, or any other illegal<br />

substances and place them into this box with no<br />

questions asked.<br />

Seeking veterans<br />

The Groveport Madison High School class of 1973<br />

will honor all the veterans from its class with bricks<br />

installed at the Groveport Veterans Park on Veterans<br />

Day to memorialize their service. Class members are<br />

creating a list of classmates who served in the Armed<br />

Forces. GMHS 1973 class members, classmates, or<br />

their family members and friends with information<br />

about class of 1973 veterans may call Scott Lockett at<br />

614-804-0976.<br />

Baker Creative honored<br />

Baker Creative, a branding public relations firm<br />

located in Groveport, won the <strong>2019</strong> Graphic Design<br />

USA Health + Wellness Award for its work for the<br />

health insurance agency TAH Benefits. “We appreciate<br />

GDUSA’s recognition of our work and look forward<br />

to continuing our relationship with TAH Benefits,”<br />

said Michele Cuthbert, creative director of Baker<br />

Creative.<br />

GriefShare support group<br />

Groveport United Methodist Church, 512 Main St.,<br />

will offer GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays, from 2-<br />

4 p.m. on Nov. 9. The program is a seminar for people<br />

facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. It features<br />

video interviews with counselors, grief experts<br />

and others who have experienced the holidays after a<br />

death. Workbook provided. Registration is not<br />

required but helpful. Contact 614-836-5968, register<br />

online<br />

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https://www,griefshare.org/holidays/events/31233, or<br />

email groveportgriefsharegroup@gmail.com.


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Cookies and candy<br />

Groveport United Methodist Church,<br />

512 Main St., Groveport, will host its annual<br />

Christmas Cookie/Candy Sale on Dec. 7<br />

from 9 a.m. to noon. Homemade holiday<br />

cookies and candy will be available for purchase.<br />

Groveport history films<br />

Two documentary films on the history of<br />

Groveport, produced by the Groveport<br />

Heritage Society and Midnet Media, are<br />

now available for viewing online on<br />

YouTube. The films are: “Groveport: A<br />

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Groveport history<br />

The Groveport Heritage Museum contains<br />

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648 Main St., and is open during Groveport<br />

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3333.<br />

Cruiser eatre Company<br />

Groveport Madison High School’s<br />

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15, 16; “The Monologue Show (from Hell)” -<br />

Jan. 17, 18; Play-in-a-Day: “All I really<br />

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1097.<br />

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The sixth annual Run Your ‘Stache Off<br />

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Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. at Canal Winchester<br />

High School, 300 Washington St. The<br />

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Running Scared 5K<br />

Organizers of the Canal Winchester<br />

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and fun run in Canal Winchester on Oct.<br />

26 at 10 a.m. Participants may race, run<br />

or walk a 3.1 mile course or a 1-mile<br />

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The Running Scared 5K, presented by<br />

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runners, fitness enthusiasts, and costume-wearers<br />

of all ages to register early<br />

and “run for your life.”<br />

Visit www.runningscared5k.com.<br />

Special Olympics<br />

A local chapter of Special Olympics<br />

Ohio formed in the Groveport/Canal<br />

Winchester area.<br />

The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is<br />

to provide year round sports training and<br />

competition in a variety of Olympic type<br />

sports for intellectually disabled individuals.<br />

For information contact local coordinators<br />

Penny and Cassandra Hilty at groveportspecialolympics@gmail.com<br />

or at (614)<br />

395-8992 or 395-6640.<br />

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BBB Accredited<br />

FULLY INSURED<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 />

Looking for Mrs. Clean?<br />

For excellent cleaning<br />

services at reas. rates<br />

w/great refs, depend,<br />

10% Sr. Disc. Gwen<br />

614-226-5229. Free Est.<br />

FALL SPECIAL<br />

Cleaning-$5 Off for Srs. 20<br />

yrs exp Judy 614-946-2443<br />

CONCRETE<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 />

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 />

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 />

10/27 A<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

Building the life you’ve dreamed about!<br />

MONESI CONSTRUCTION<br />

Commercial • Residential • Insurance<br />

CONCRETE • CONCRETE / PAVING / BASEMENTS / PAINTING / KITCHENS / BATHS PATIOS<br />

DECKS PAINTING / ADDITIONS / PATIOS / DECKS / RENOVATIONS<br />

/ ADDITIONS<br />

RENOVATIONS STAINING / WATER / POWER PROOFING WASHING<br />

/ POWER WASHING<br />

We Work Year Round<br />

• FREE ESTIMATES •<br />

Licensed • Bonded • Insured<br />

Adrian Monesi • General Contractor<br />

(614) 218-2570 (614) 588-4568<br />

• (614) 588-4568<br />

email: MonesiConstruction@gmail.com<br />

amonesi@columbus.rr.com<br />

Visa/MC accepted<br />

CONCRETE<br />

D.J. & DAD KIMMLE<br />

CUSTOM CONCRETE<br />

10-27<br />

All Types E/SE<br />

Free Estimates<br />

All Work Guaranteed<br />

614-206-0158<br />

GUTTERS<br />

Bates & Sons<br />

GUTTER CLEANING<br />

5 ★ Google Reviews<br />

614-586-3417<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 />

HEATING<br />

HEATING<br />

Complete System Clean & Check<br />

$49.95<br />

Free Carbon<br />

Monoxide Testing<br />

Gas-Oil-Electric Heat/Pumps<br />

All Makes • All Models<br />

43 yrs exp. • Sr. Discount<br />

614-351-9025<br />

INFORMATION<br />

ONLY<br />

$50.00<br />

For This Ad In Our<br />

East & <strong>Southeast</strong><br />

For Info Call<br />

272-5422<br />

10/27 A<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

CandC<br />

See The Difference<br />

Plumbing & Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

Also Fencing & A<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

No Job Too Big Or Too<br />

Small - We Do It All<br />

614-702-3691<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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

HOME<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

JOE’S HOME MAINT.<br />

Home Repairs, Roofing,<br />

Siding, Gutters, Soffits,<br />

Misc. Int. Repairs<br />

Int. Painting<br />

Call Joe 614-778-1460<br />

37 Years Exp.<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<br />

clients for lawn care.<br />

Mulching, leaf removal.<br />

Free est. Call Patrick<br />

614-301-3575<br />

TABBY’S<br />

The Lawn Barber<br />

Fall Clean Up<br />

Grass Cutting, Leaf Disposal,<br />

Gutter Clean Out<br />

614-935-1466<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 />

A Complete<br />

Moving<br />

Reasonable, Reliable<br />

No Job Too Small<br />

PUCO #150692-HG<br />

Free Estimate<br />

614-878-1179<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 />

Walker’s Interior Painting<br />

Free Est. 614-359-4353<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 />

PLUMBING<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 />

All About Drains & Plumb.<br />

Will snake any sm drain<br />

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

Classified Services<br />

10-27<br />

10-27<br />

A/M<br />

10-27 A<br />

10-27 A<br />

10/27 A&M<br />

11/10<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 />

TROTT<br />

TREE & LANDSCAPE<br />

Tree Trimming<br />

& Removal<br />

Also Stump Removal<br />

Free Est. - Fully Ins.<br />

Call 614-235-3791<br />

Cell 614-738-0682<br />

A&M<br />

11/10<br />

A<br />

BURNS TREE SERVICE<br />

Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164<br />

11/27<br />

E/SE<br />

Fast Tree Service<br />

Tree Removal,<br />

Stump Grinding<br />

Free With Access,<br />

Pruning, Shaping<br />

Insured, Free Est.<br />

Payment Plans Avail.<br />

614-837-8367<br />

614-863-1522<br />

Brewer & Sons Tree Service<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

• Tree Trimming 10-27<br />

A&M<br />

• Stump Grinding<br />

• Bucket Truck Services<br />

Best Prices • Same Day Service<br />

614-878-2568


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