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<strong>November</strong> 17 - 30, <strong>2019</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLVI, No. 11<br />

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Partners prepare for<br />

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By Amanda Ensinger<br />

Staff Writer<br />

A local township is moving forward with<br />

a project that will be a gateway to the community.<br />

At a recent board meeting, Prairie<br />

Township Administrator Rob Peters gave<br />

an update on the highly anticipated I-270<br />

interchange project.<br />

“We have submitted the plans to ODOT<br />

and it has approved the plans with the<br />

exception of the sculptures,” Peters said.<br />

“We are getting a bid package prepared<br />

and plan to go out to bid as soon as we have<br />

See INTERCHANGE page 2<br />

Page 8<br />

Inside<br />

Celebrating<br />

Veterans<br />

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

Third grade students at Alton Hall<br />

Elementary School (pictured above)<br />

performed the Armed Forces Medley<br />

during the school’s Nov. 8 Veterans Day<br />

celebration.<br />

Adam Lautner, a member of the United<br />

States Air Force, (right) gets a hug from<br />

his daughter, Marissa after the celebration<br />

at Alton Hall Elementary.<br />

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The Reel Deal ................. 12<br />

New President<br />

Westgate Neighbors Association<br />

installs a new president Page 3<br />

Veterans Honored<br />

Two westside organizations honor two<br />

veterans for their service Page 6<br />

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PAGE 2 - WESTSIDE MESSENGER - <strong>November</strong> 17, <strong>2019</strong><br />

By Amanda Ensinger<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Franklin Township Assistant Fire Chief<br />

Chas Adams announced that the fire<br />

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department have received a grant worth<br />

over $100,000.<br />

“We received a FEMA grant that is<br />

worth $164,000,” Adams said at a recent<br />

board meeting. “We applied for the grant in<br />

2018 and were just informed we received<br />

it.”<br />

According to Adams, this is the second<br />

time the township applied for the grant<br />

and the first time they have received it.<br />

“The funds from the grant will be used<br />

to buy the breathing apparatuses we desperately<br />

need,” he said.<br />

The breathing apparatuses the township<br />

has are more than 12 years old and<br />

are supposed to be replaced after 10 years.<br />

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Township Focus<br />

In order to receive the funds, the township<br />

had to match 10 percent of the grant.<br />

“We are paying $16,000 and the grant<br />

will pay the rest,” Adams said. “These<br />

funds are coming from the fire department<br />

fund; not the general fund.”<br />

According to the assistant fire chief,<br />

without grants like this, the department<br />

would not have the resources it needs.<br />

“We don’t have all the funds we need to<br />

purchase this life-saving equipment,”<br />

Adams said. “Without grants like this we<br />

wouldn’t be able to do the business we do.”<br />

The township plans on applying for the<br />

grant next year as well and hopes to secure<br />

funding for radios and other essential<br />

a partner meeting and ensure all the partner<br />

funding is in place.”<br />

The West Broad Street and I-270 interchange<br />

project would improve the landscaping<br />

around the interchange. The project<br />

is a collaboration between Franklin<br />

Township, Prairie Township, Franklin<br />

County, Hollywood Casino, the city of<br />

Columbus, Weston Vision and Haydocy<br />

Buick.<br />

It will include adding landscaping, LED<br />

lighting over the underpass and sculptures<br />

to the interchange. The annual maintenance<br />

of the interchange will cost between<br />

$30,000 and $60,000 a year and organizers<br />

are looking for eight partners to pay<br />

approximately $4,500 to $7,500 each per<br />

year for the next 20 years.<br />

According to Peters, the township had<br />

hoped to have construction start in late<br />

fall. However, they will not put the project<br />

out to bid until all funding is secured.<br />

“We would like to get moving on this,<br />

but we can’t control the funds from other<br />

entities,” Peters said. “As soon as they provide<br />

their funds, we can get moving.”<br />

The township also gave an update on<br />

the new director of the Prairie Township<br />

Community Center. Former Prairie<br />

Township Community Center Director<br />

James Gant resigned earlier this year to<br />

take a position as deputy director of the<br />

Hilliard Recreation and Parks<br />

Department.<br />

“When James resigned, the trustees<br />

opted to not fill his position and instead<br />

promote Prairie Township Facility<br />

Supervisor Michael Pollack to interim<br />

recreation director,” Peters said. “We then<br />

agreed to evaluate the operations of the<br />

center and make a recommendation to the<br />

trustees on how to proceed with filling the<br />

position.”<br />

Gant’s salary before resigning was<br />

$89,000 a year and Pollack’s new salary as<br />

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Franklin Township receives FEMA grant for fire department<br />

community events<br />

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Free community meal<br />

and turkey distribution<br />

Central Baptist Church, 1955 Frank<br />

equipment.<br />

“We also will be looking at a levy renewal<br />

in 2021,” Adams said.” Our current levy<br />

was a five-year renewal, so we will be looking<br />

to renew that to ensure we have proper<br />

staffing.”<br />

Adams said they also are looking at<br />

other potential levies that won’t increase<br />

taxes.<br />

“We understand residents in this community<br />

live on fixed incomes and we don’t<br />

want to add any financial burden to them.”<br />

Adams said. “With this in mind, we are<br />

looking at other alternative funding<br />

streams that will support our department<br />

and not strain residents financially.”<br />

Road in Columbus, is hosting a free community<br />

meal on Nov. 24 and are providing<br />

turkeys to families in need for the<br />

Thanksgiving holiday. The meal will be<br />

held at 12:30 p.m with turkey distribution<br />

later in the afternoon. For more information,<br />

call the church office at 614-279-3115.<br />

the interim recreation director is $79,000.<br />

According to Peters, the trustees hope to<br />

finalize either Pollack in the position or<br />

determine if they will be hiring a new<br />

director by the first of the year.<br />

In other news, the board gave an update<br />

on the ongoing conversations between the<br />

township, Franklin County and the city of<br />

Columbus to take over water service in the<br />

township.<br />

“This is still ongoing and the township<br />

continues to work with Franklin County<br />

and the city of Columbus on this issue,”<br />

Peters said. “We hope to have some<br />

answers soon and be able to discuss publicly<br />

next steps.”<br />

Recently, a study was conducted to see<br />

what the cost would be for Columbus to<br />

take over Franklin County sewer and<br />

water services. While the results have not<br />

been announced, leaders of these entities<br />

are looking at overall Franklin County<br />

sewer and water system, the improvements<br />

that need to be made and amount of people<br />

the currently use the system.<br />

“We have an internal goal of transitioning<br />

water service in April 2020,” Peters<br />

said. “However, this is dependent on the<br />

county and city and them getting an agreement<br />

in place.”<br />

Township residents receive their water<br />

and sewer service through Franklin<br />

County and have frequently reported high<br />

water bills.<br />

“The water bills in Prairie Township are<br />

more than double what they are for the<br />

same home with the same water usage in<br />

Columbus,” said John Griffith, a landlord<br />

in Prairie Township. “People live on fixed<br />

incomes in this community and a $400 or<br />

$500 water bill is devastating for them.”


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Community Focus<br />

New president in Westgate<br />

<strong>November</strong> 17, <strong>2019</strong> - WESTSIDE MESSENGER - PAGE 3<br />

At the Westgate Neighbors Community<br />

Meeting on Oct. 29, Michael Blake was<br />

installed as the new president.<br />

The Westgate Neighbors Association<br />

(WNA), in its 11th year, works year round<br />

to build a more connected community.<br />

Working in cooperation with other area<br />

organizations, the WNA is optimistic about<br />

the area’s revitalization.<br />

“It is an honor for me to lead this organization<br />

and continue to serve my community.<br />

This is a critical time for Westgate and<br />

for the entire Hilltop so it is my mission to<br />

continue to build on the work being done,”<br />

said Blake<br />

“It has been my privilege and honor to<br />

have served as the WNA president for the<br />

past six years, “ said Betty Jaynes, immediate<br />

past president. “I have never been<br />

more hopeful about the future of Westgate<br />

and the Hilltop and plan to remain very<br />

Live nativity at Westminster<br />

Westminster Presbyterian Church will<br />

host a live nativity scene from 4 to 6 p.m.<br />

Dec. 4 at 222 Schoolhouse Lane in Lincoln<br />

Village. The community is invited. There<br />

will be refreshments and music provided.<br />

Holiday dance<br />

The West Columbus Civitan Club will<br />

host a holiday dance for individuals with<br />

developmental disabilities and their families<br />

and friends. The dance will take place<br />

from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Westgate<br />

Park Community Center, 455 S. Westgate<br />

Ave. in Columbus. The event will feature<br />

Santa as well as characters from the<br />

Royals Project. Admission is free. RSVP is<br />

not required but appreciated. Those interested<br />

can RSVP to<br />

westcolumbuscivitan@outlook.com.<br />

Fresh produce to be distributed<br />

Free fresh fruit and vegetables will be<br />

distributed on Dec. 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. To assist in registration,<br />

bring a photo ID and proof of your current<br />

address in Franklin County. You are asked<br />

to also bring heavy-duty bags, boxes or<br />

carts to carry the bulk produce home. For<br />

more information, contact the church at<br />

614-279-3115 or www.centralbaptistcolumbus.org.<br />

community events<br />

active, continuing to advocate for the entire<br />

area.”<br />

Both Blake and Jaynes encourage<br />

neighbors to get involved in one of the<br />

many organizations in the area.<br />

“It is important to understand that each<br />

of us have a role to play in our area’s<br />

future,” said Blake.<br />

“Grassroots efforts such as the Westgate<br />

Farmers Market, The Hilltop USA 5K and<br />

Westgate Business Works show the power<br />

of our community to be the change we want<br />

to see,” said Jaynes.<br />

The Westgate Neighbors Association is<br />

a non-profit community civic organization<br />

that works throughout the year to improve<br />

the viability, livability and quality of life<br />

for residents of Westgate.<br />

For more information, visit westgateneighbors.org.<br />

Free meal at Hoge Memorial<br />

There will be a free hot meal served at<br />

Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2930<br />

W. Broad St., from 5 to 6 p.m. every<br />

Saturday. For more information, contact<br />

the church at 276-5433 or visit<br />

www.hogepresby.org.<br />

Breakfast to benefit<br />

Special Olympics<br />

The Westgate Masonic Lodge #623 is<br />

preparing breakfasts once a month to benefit<br />

the Special Olympics. The public is<br />

invited to have breakfast the second<br />

Saturday of each month. Adults pay $6,<br />

children age 3 and above pay $3 while children<br />

under 3 eat free. Serving is from 9<br />

a.m. to noon.<br />

Wellness and foot care<br />

for senior citizens<br />

LifeCare Alliance provides a nurse at<br />

the Prairie Township Community Center<br />

every Thursday to provide free footcare<br />

and other wellness services. To schedule an<br />

appointment or for more information, contact<br />

the nurse at 740-360-4132.<br />

Free meal at Lamb of God<br />

The Church of the Lamb of God will host<br />

a free community meal from 11 a.m. to 2<br />

p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at<br />

272 Fernhill Ave. in Columbus. For additional<br />

information, call 614-706-4945.<br />

Betty Jaynes passes the torch to Michael<br />

Blake, who was named the new president<br />

of the Westgate Neighbors Association.<br />

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PAGE 4 - WESTSIDE MESSENGER - <strong>November</strong> 17, <strong>2019</strong><br />

In Education<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The five-year forecast was presented at the Nov. 4<br />

South-Western City Schools board of education meeting.<br />

There were “no surprises” in the hypothetical representation<br />

of the district’s financial future, said Treasurer<br />

Hugh Garside, but there may be some cause for concern<br />

coming down the road.<br />

According to Garside, the district’s revenue will continue<br />

to steadily rise throughout the projected forecast. This<br />

is due in large part to the recent changes made to how the<br />

state of Ohio funds schools.<br />

“We are no longer considered a capped district,”<br />

he said.<br />

The ‘capped’ designation had rankled members<br />

on the board in the past as it meant the district lost<br />

out on roughly $11 million of additional funds per<br />

year due to the funding formula previously used.<br />

Under the biennial budget bill that was signed<br />

into law this summer, the district will see an<br />

increase in funding of 4.2 percent and 1.7 percent<br />

in the fiscal years <strong>2019</strong>-2020 and 2020-2021,<br />

respectively.<br />

The district will also receive additional funds<br />

through a newly-implemented Student Wellness<br />

and Success fund and an Enrollment Growth<br />

Supplement. Garside said he projects the district<br />

will receive $4.9 million and $7.2 million in fiscal<br />

years <strong>2019</strong>-2020 and 2020-2021, respectively,<br />

through the student wellness and success fund.<br />

The district will also continue to receive $1.8<br />

million annually through a Tax Increment<br />

Financing agreement with the city of Grove City for<br />

the Buckeye Parkway Shopping Centre and roughly<br />

$3 million annually from the Hollywood Casino.<br />

The projected revenue in fiscal years 2020, 2021<br />

and 2022 are $281 million, $281.4 million and<br />

$289.7 million, respectively.<br />

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While the district’s revenue stream continues to rise, so<br />

too does its expenditures. It is projected in fiscal year 2021,<br />

the expenditures will begin to eclipse the revenue.<br />

“It is definitely a worry that we might be in deficit<br />

spending in the next fiscal year,” said Garside.<br />

He noted that just because expenditures are projected<br />

to rise each year of the forecast that does not mean they<br />

will be on ballot anytime soon.<br />

“It’s just something that we need to monitor and make<br />

adjustments to the budget if necessary,” he said.<br />

The district’s largest expense, Garside said, is personnel<br />

services which consist of salaries and wages. Last year,<br />

the district reached a new three-year bargaining agreement<br />

with the South-Western Education Association and<br />

the South-Western Administrative Association. Each contract<br />

calls for a 2.5 percent increase in base salary annually.<br />

The district is also set to begin discussions on a new<br />

contract with the Ohio Association of Public School<br />

Employees when their current contract expires in fiscal<br />

year <strong>2019</strong>-2020.<br />

Purchases services have also been forecasted to<br />

increase roughly 2 percent to 2.5 percent over the term of<br />

the five-year forecast. Supplies and materials are also projected<br />

to grow roughly 2.5 percent.<br />

The projected expenditures for the fiscal years 2020,<br />

2021 and 2022 are $271.5 million, $281.9 million and $305<br />

million, respectively.<br />

The district will continue to maintain a positive cash<br />

balance throughout the forecast with $211 million, $209.6<br />

million and $193 million in fiscal years 2020, 2021 and<br />

2022.<br />

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LIST YOUR<br />

CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICES<br />

ON OUR CHRISTMAS CHURCH PAGE<br />

in The Eastside or Southeast <strong>Messenger</strong><br />

The page will print in<br />

our December 15th issue<br />

The deadline for the Christmas Church Page<br />

is Friday, December 6th at 2:00 pm.<br />

Call Kathy<br />

for More<br />

Information<br />

614-272-5422<br />

Area Christmas<br />

Church Services<br />

Groveport Zion Lutheran Church<br />

6014 Groveport Rd., Groveport 43125<br />

614-836-5611 • Pastor Matthew Cox<br />

SAMPLE<br />

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 pm<br />

Christmas Day Service at 10:00 am<br />

Communion celebrated at both services<br />

A bi-monthly feature celebrating the wisdom, experience and<br />

contributions of our community’s senior citizens<br />

Coping with the holiday blues<br />

Older adults or anyone experiencing grief, loss or<br />

the blues may need extra support to get through the<br />

weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year.<br />

Experts feel approaches for coping during the holidays<br />

will vary according to people’s needs.<br />

HealthinAging.org offers these suggestions, which<br />

will not only help older adults experiencing grief at<br />

this time of the year, but adults of all ages attempting<br />

to cope with the loss of a loved one during this holiday<br />

season:<br />

•Get out and about. Ask family and friends for help<br />

traveling to houses or worship, parties, and other<br />

events. Invite family and friends over. Taking a brisk<br />

walk is a great way to beat the blues.<br />

•Volunteer. Helping others is a great mood lifter.<br />

•Drink responsibly. It can be easy to overindulge<br />

around the holidays, but excessive drinking will only<br />

Informed Aging - By Michelle Missler<br />

make you feel more depressed.<br />

•Accept your feelings. There’s nothing wrong with<br />

not feeling jolly; many people experience sadness and<br />

feelings of loss during the holidays. Be kind to yourself,<br />

seek support, and even laugh at yourself every now<br />

and then.<br />

•Talk to someone. Don’t underestimate the power<br />

of friends, family, mentors, and neighbors. Talk about<br />

your feelings; it can help you understand why you feel<br />

the way you do.<br />

It is very important to spend the holiday season in<br />

the company of supportive and caring people. As families,<br />

traditions and life changes, be open and embrace<br />

the fact that each holiday season is different and<br />

should be enjoyed in its own unique way.<br />

Michelle Missler is the director of the Franklin County<br />

Office on Aging.


Active Lifestyles<br />

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<br />

Franklin County Board of Commissioners: Marilyn Brown, President, John O’Grady and Kevin L. Boyce<br />

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and The Franklin County Office on Aging join with the <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspaper in providing this update on aging issues in Franklin County.<br />

SENIOR OPTIONS SUPPORTS SENIORS<br />

WISHING TO REMAIN IN THEIR HOMES<br />

Franklin County Senior Options is available to support frail older adults who wish<br />

to remain in their homes or in the homes of their caregivers. Whenever possible,<br />

we want to honor the request of a loved one to remain at home. But how do you<br />

determine if this is the right decision?<br />

A review of one’s mental, physical, environmental and financial condition will<br />

help determine if living independently is a safe option. This review, called an<br />

assessment, should be done by an experienced professional with the knowledge<br />

of the older adult. It helps determine the areas of concern and offers<br />

suggestions to minimize potential problems.<br />

According to AARP, here are some basic areas you and your family members<br />

may want to consider:<br />

• Physical Health. Have they been diagnosed with any chronic diseases such<br />

as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis or emphysema? Or other diseases,<br />

such as bowel or bladder problems, heart disease, stroke or cancer? Do they<br />

have vision or hearing problems, excessive weight loss or gain, or difficulty<br />

walking? Make a list of health professionals they currently see. Add any recent<br />

hospitalizations.<br />

• Mental Health. Have they been diagnosed with any psychiatric disorders such<br />

as depression, anxiety or psychosis? Have they been diagnosed with<br />

Alzheimer's or another form of dementia? Are they showing signs of confusion,<br />

disorientation or isolation? What about mood swings or forgetfulness? Sadness<br />

or loneliness?<br />

• Medication Use. What medications are they currently taking? What is the<br />

dosage? How often? Include over the counter medications. Are they taking their<br />

medication as directed?<br />

• Daily Living Skills. Are they able to dress, bathe, get up from a chair, use a<br />

toilet, climb stairs, and use the phone? Do they know how to get help in an<br />

emergency? Can they shop, prepare meals, do housework and yard work? Can<br />

they safely drive?<br />

• Home and Community Safety. How safe is their neighborhood? Does their<br />

home have smoke alarms, and can they hear them adequately? Can they avoid<br />

telephone and door-to-door fraud? Can they maintain their house?<br />

• Support Systems. Do your older loved ones have frequent visitors or see<br />

friends? Do they go to a Senior Center, or get out of the house for other social<br />

reasons? Do family members live close by? Do they keep handy the names,<br />

addresses and phone numbers of key friends and family members who they can<br />

call in an emergency?<br />

• Appearance and Hygiene. How is their overall appearance? Is their hair<br />

clean? Teeth brushed? Shaved? Do they dress appropriately in clean clothes?<br />

• Finances. Can they live on their current income? Can they meet future needs<br />

with their current income? Are there any legal documents such as trusts, living<br />

wills, and/or durable power of attorney? Do they pay bills on time and make<br />

informed financial decisions?<br />

• Interests/Lifestyles. Do they engage in their favorite hobbies, read books,<br />

watch their favorite TV shows, exercise, play a musical instrument, go to church,<br />

and keep up with their friends? Are they still engaged in the activities they have<br />

always enjoyed?<br />

Professional consultants can help you and your loved ones decide when<br />

assistance is needed, what type of assistance is available and if independent<br />

living is an appropriate option. Personalized case management and<br />

assessment are available to meet the changing needs of older adults through<br />

Franklin County Senior Options.<br />

Senior Options, administered by the Franklin County Office on Aging and funded<br />

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improves the quality of life by providing a variety of community based services to<br />

Franklin County residents, age 60 and older. A call to (614) 525-6200 can link<br />

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The <strong>2019</strong> awardees from the Hilltop Historical Society and the Don Gentile Post 532 of<br />

the American Legion were honored on Nov. 10 at the American Legion Post. Pictured<br />

(left to right) are Dave Dobos, the president of the Hilltop Historical Society, the Hilltop<br />

Historical Society awardee PFC Stanton Prior who served in Korea in the Signal Corps,<br />

the American Legion awardee Seaman First Class Joe Lavinger, who served on the<br />

mine sweeper USS Steady in the Normandy Invasion, the Mediterranean Sea and in the<br />

Pacific Theater, and last is Bernie Brogan the Post Commander of Don Gentile Post 532<br />

of the American Legion.<br />

<strong>Westside</strong> veterans recognized<br />

By Amanda Ensinger<br />

Staff Writer<br />

A westside organization that serves<br />

local veterans recently partnered with a<br />

local historical society to honor individuals<br />

who have sacrificed for our country. On<br />

Nov. 10, the American Legion Post 532 and<br />

the Hilltop Historical Society partnered to<br />

recognize two veterans for their service to<br />

the country.<br />

World War II Veteran Joe Lavinger and<br />

Korean War Veteran Stanton Prior were<br />

given the annual award.<br />

“For the past five years we have been<br />

giving this award out to veterans that went<br />

above and beyond in the line of duty, as<br />

well as served veterans and community<br />

after their service,” said American Legion<br />

Post 532 Commander Bernie Brogan. “We<br />

have partnered with the Hilltop Historical<br />

Society for this award every year and have<br />

been pleased to be able to honor these two<br />

veterans this year.”<br />

Each year the American Legion Post<br />

532 picks a person to honor and the Hilltop<br />

Historical Society picks someone to honor.<br />

This year, the American Legion Post 532<br />

chose Seaman First Class Joe Lavinger<br />

and the Hilltop Historical Society chose<br />

PFC Santon Prior.<br />

“Joe is 96 years old and we wanted to<br />

make sure we recognized him before it was<br />

too late,” Brogan said. “Joe has been a<br />

member of our post for 43 years and has<br />

went above and beyond for our members.<br />

He deserves this honor.”<br />

In World War II Lavinger served as a<br />

seaman first class on the mine sweeper<br />

USS Steady in the Normandy invasion. He<br />

also served in the Mediterranean Sea and<br />

in the Pacific Theater.<br />

“Joe entered the war in the later part of<br />

it, but served in multiple conflicts,” Brogan<br />

said. “He had the nerve-wracking job of<br />

working on mine sweepers in both the<br />

Atlantic and Pacific and called it an honor<br />

to have been there.”<br />

A minesweeper is a small naval warship<br />

designed to engage in minesweeping.<br />

Minesweeping is the practice of removing<br />

explosive naval mines. Minesweepers<br />

either captured or detonated mines and<br />

sometimes the actual ship detonated the<br />

mine. The purpose of finding the mines and<br />

removing the threat was so waterways<br />

were kept clear for safe shipping.<br />

“It was very terrifying at times, you<br />

never knew what was going to happen<br />

when you were going over those mines and<br />

you hoped they were deep enough so we<br />

wouldn’t hit them,” said Lavinger in a written<br />

statement. “We came close to several of<br />

them, but we lucked out.”<br />

Brogan said being able to hear about<br />

Lavinger’s experience has been eye opening<br />

and he is grateful for the time he has<br />

gotten to spend with him.<br />

“When I started at this post 13 years<br />

ago, we had 26 or 27 World War II veterans,”<br />

Brogan said. “Now, we have three or<br />

four. World War II veterans are quickly<br />

disappearing, so it is special to be able to<br />

speak with them and hear their stories.”<br />

The American Legion Post 532 plans to<br />

continue to honor veterans from all conflicts<br />

and looks forward to continuing to<br />

tell these unique stories of heroism for<br />

many years to come.


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Library renovation plan presented in Hilltop<br />

By Josephine Birdsell<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The Columbus Metropolitan Library presented its<br />

plans to renovate the Hilltop library to the Greater<br />

Hilltop Area Commission at the Nov. 12 meeting.<br />

The Columbus Metropolitan Library system is renovating<br />

four of its libraries as part of the second round<br />

of a series of facility renovations and updates that<br />

began in 2008. The Hilltop, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg<br />

and Karl Road branches of the library are all being<br />

renovated.<br />

The Hilltop branch will receive and addition of<br />

11,000-square-feet. The building will also be updated<br />

to include a learning lab with new computers, six individual<br />

quiet study rooms for students, and three<br />

adjustable meeting rooms. The new building design<br />

centers around a large kids area, which focuses on promoting<br />

kindergarten learning.<br />

The renovations to the Hilltop branch are set to<br />

begin in March 2020 and are projected for completion<br />

in June 2021. The library is currently open for public<br />

use. When renovations begin, a temporary space will<br />

become available, although the location of the space<br />

has yet to be determined.<br />

Feet on the Street gets results<br />

The Metropolitan libraries hopes the renovated<br />

library will serve as a ‘“beacon for the community,”<br />

said Alison Circle, chief customer experience officer.<br />

The library was first built in 1998. The original<br />

building design focused on preserving and protecting<br />

the library’s collection of books and manuscripts,<br />

Circle said.<br />

But that’s not how modern libraries operate. With<br />

more community spaces, more available technology<br />

and a more open design plan, the library will become<br />

more inviting, Circle said.<br />

At the meeting, the commission approved zoning<br />

variances for the library concerning bush height and<br />

Dumpsters. But most of the plans for the library have<br />

already been set and approved.<br />

“I think a library is a crucial centerpiece in a community,”<br />

said Scott Stockman, vice-chairman. “I think<br />

it’s going to be a really special part of the community.”<br />

And the Metropolitan library agrees.<br />

“We are dedicated to the<br />

Hilltop community and believe<br />

this investment in the community<br />

is a real positive step,”<br />

Circle said.<br />

Columbus households included in a<br />

grant-funded recycling education program<br />

have significantly decreased the amount of<br />

two of the most common contaminants<br />

placed in their city curbside recycling containers.<br />

As a result of the recent eight-week Feet<br />

on the Street education campaign, the<br />

amount of bagged recyclables placed in the<br />

residential containers decreased 62 percent.<br />

In addition, the amount of plastic<br />

bags such as plastic grocery bags was<br />

reduced by 35 percent.<br />

In a partnership between the city and<br />

the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio,<br />

these decreases in recycling stream contaminants<br />

were achieved through a multifaceted<br />

education approach that included<br />

tagging household carts that had unacceptable<br />

items and providing educational<br />

Recycle Right materials to improve recycling<br />

behaviors.<br />

“Nov. 11-17 was America Recycles<br />

Week, and it’s an opportune time to highlight<br />

the Division of Refuse Collection’s<br />

commitment to providing a clean and safe<br />

environment for all residents and visitors,”<br />

said Tim Swauger, division administrator.<br />

“The curbside recycling education program<br />

has produced very positive results by<br />

decreasing container contaminants. We’re<br />

proud of the 75 percent participation rate<br />

in our residential recycling program and,<br />

by reducing contamination, it can continue<br />

to be economically sustainable.”<br />

The campaign was part of an effort to<br />

create a cleaner city recycling stream and<br />

control program costs. Contamination,<br />

caused by incorrect or soiled materials<br />

placed into the stream, can threaten the<br />

stability of Columbus’s curbside program<br />

by increasing costs and decreasing recovery<br />

of recyclable materials.<br />

The initiative was funded with a national<br />

grant awarded to SWACO on the city’s<br />

behalf by The Recycling Partnership and<br />

Ohio EPA. Rumpke also worked with the<br />

city and SWACO on the program, which<br />

complements SWACO’s ongoing Recycle<br />

Right education program.<br />

“We know that Columbus residents<br />

want to recycle correctly, and it was great<br />

to see the positive results of this campaign,”<br />

said Kyle O’Keefe, director of innovation<br />

and programs at SWACO. “It<br />

demonstrates that when given consistent<br />

information about how to Recycle Right,<br />

people learn what should and shouldn’t go<br />

into their recycling carts.”<br />

Specially trained Feet on the Street personnel<br />

audited curbside containers at<br />

18,000 households in select Columbus<br />

neighborhoods for contaminants. Carts<br />

containing contaminant were tagged with<br />

educational information about what items<br />

are acceptable for recycling.<br />

Auditors found that about one in four<br />

households was placing contaminants in<br />

their recycling containers. Three contaminants<br />

were found most frequently: plastic<br />

bags, to-go food containers and bagged<br />

recyclables.<br />

In addition to the declines in bagged<br />

recycling and plastic bags, the education<br />

and tagging campaign resulted in:<br />

• A 10 percent increase in clean, or contaminant-free,<br />

containers<br />

• A 26 percent decline in containers<br />

tagged for contaminants<br />

• 39 percent of households with containers<br />

initially tagged improving recycling<br />

habits dramatically<br />

The city plans to work with its Feet on<br />

the Street partners to bring this recycling<br />

education program to additional Columbus<br />

neighborhoods in the spring.<br />

For more information, visit www.columbus.gov/publicservice/Refuse-Collection.<br />

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Pet Corner<br />

Sleepover with a shelter dog<br />

Pets of the week<br />

Worthee was found<br />

in an abandoned<br />

apartment building<br />

slated for demolition.<br />

She had no food or<br />

water. She and her<br />

sibling were left for<br />

dead until they were<br />

rescued by Colony<br />

Cats. Worthee has<br />

received the medical<br />

care needed and<br />

now she is happy, healthy and ready to find<br />

her forever home. Come meet Worthee at the<br />

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Wish is the sibling of<br />

Worthee who was<br />

also found at an<br />

abandoned building.<br />

She was malnourished<br />

and struggled<br />

to survive. Wish has<br />

been nursed back to<br />

health and she<br />

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cat. This playful girl is<br />

about 7 months old<br />

and eager to find a home to call her own.<br />

Adopt her from Colony Cats and Dogs.<br />

FYI: www.colonycats.org<br />

Due to overwhelming interest from the<br />

community, the Franklin County Dog<br />

Shelter will again host three holiday sleepovers<br />

in <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

These events allow for community members<br />

to foster shelter dogs over holiday<br />

vacations. This is an opportunity to allow<br />

the dogs some time away from the stresses<br />

of the shelter. It also gives potential<br />

adopters time with a dog they may consider<br />

welcoming into their home.<br />

While the dogs are out on their sleepover,<br />

staff are able to give the shelter a<br />

deep-cleaning.<br />

The sleepover schedule is as follows:<br />

• Thanksgiving Sleepover: Wednesday,<br />

Nov. 27 to Saturday, Nov. 30.<br />

• Christmas Sleepover: Monday, Dec.<br />

23 to Friday, Dec. 27.<br />

• New Year’s Sleepover: Monday, Dec.<br />

30 to Thursday, Jan. 2.<br />

Dogs are chosen on the first day of the<br />

sleepover and will go home with their foster<br />

family. These dogs should be returned<br />

to the shelter on the final day of the sleepover.<br />

Individuals interested in adopting their<br />

foster dog should return to the shelter and<br />

finalize their adoption on the last day as<br />

well. The shelter provides food, medicine,<br />

and 24-hour support for participating foster<br />

families. All adoption fees are $18.<br />

Dogs will be available to foster on a first<br />

come basis. Photographs of dogs and their<br />

foster families will be taken by Wen Pet<br />

Studios. There will be a bake sale in support<br />

of SOS of Ohio.<br />

Last year, over 500 families signed-up<br />

to participate in the shelter’s holiday sleepover<br />

program. To sign-up and learn more<br />

about the sleepover program for the<br />

Thanksgiving holiday, email holidaysleepover@franklincountyohio.gov.<br />

The Franklin County Dog Shelter and<br />

Adoption Center is located at 4340<br />

Tamarack Blvd. in Columbus and is open<br />

Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7<br />

p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and<br />

Sunday.<br />

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

Martin is one handsome<br />

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potentially meeting another furry companion.<br />

Come meet and fall in love with this sweet boy<br />

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xThanksgiving Greeting<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING<br />

TO OUR READERS<br />

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<strong>November</strong> 17, <strong>2019</strong> - WESTSIDE MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

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ATTENTION: Come & Get It will be ending<br />

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Walker’s Basement<br />

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CARPET CLEANING<br />

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CLEANING<br />

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CONCRETE<br />

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Masonry<br />

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Block Foundations<br />

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GUTTERS<br />

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614-276-1958<br />

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HEATING<br />

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All Makes • All Models<br />

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HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

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Room Additions,<br />

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HOME<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

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LANDSCAPING<br />

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MOVING<br />

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FREE Estimates<br />

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Local Moving Since 1956<br />

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Celebrating 60 yrs in business<br />

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PAINTING<br />

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PAGE 12 - WESTSIDE MESSENGER - <strong>November</strong> 17, <strong>2019</strong><br />

In Entertainment<br />

More than another romantic comedy<br />

The misleading advertising may be to<br />

blame for the preconceived notion that<br />

“Last Christmas” is a standard romantic<br />

comedy fare.<br />

While romance certainly plays a factor<br />

in the film, it is not a deciding one, making<br />

it a bit of an oddball in this genre. Instead<br />

of treading on familiar terrain, “Last<br />

Christmas” takes a risk by carving a path<br />

that focuses more on the rediscovery of self<br />

after the avalanche of life takes an unexpected<br />

dump on your head.<br />

Depending on how important the<br />

romance aspect is to you in a romantic comedy,<br />

“Last Christmas” may not be the film<br />

for you. But if you’re looking for something<br />

that is humorous, sweet with a side of bitterness,<br />

and a tad unconventional, this<br />

might just be a movie you want to see.<br />

The film follows Kate (Emilia Clarke), a<br />

down-on-her-luck 20-something who is<br />

struggling to find the meaning in life after<br />

a near death experience. Try as though she<br />

might, she hasn’t found it in brief hookups,<br />

time spent (read: couch surfing) with her<br />

friends or at her job working as an elf at a<br />

year-round Christmas shop. As time goes<br />

on, she becomes more and more despondent<br />

with life but then she meets an affable<br />

young man named Tom (Henry Golding)<br />

who tries to change her outlook.<br />

Tom is, in short, a dream. He’s charming<br />

and handsome and spends his nights volunteering<br />

at a homeless shelter in downtown<br />

London. And when he sees Kate<br />

scowling at him in her elf outfit one day, he<br />

decides to make it his mission to help her<br />

rediscover the joy in life.<br />

At first, Kate is highly skeptical of his<br />

mission, and even more so of his sunny disposition.<br />

Eventually though, he wears her<br />

down with his endless enthusiasm and she<br />

slowly begins to open up for the first time<br />

in years.<br />

With his gentle encouragement, Kate<br />

begins to mend fences with the family she<br />

ignores and the friends whose hospitality<br />

she has taken advantage of. And, in time,<br />

she even tries to come to terms with herself<br />

for all of the choices she has made and all<br />

of the disappointments along the way. The<br />

latter, however, proves to be the hardest to<br />

do.<br />

While it may seem like “Last<br />

Christmas” is another run-of-the-mill<br />

romantic comedy, its latter act upends the<br />

genre which may lead to a lot of disappointment<br />

from the more traditional fans. I<br />

don’t want to spoil what happens but I just<br />

want you to be aware of its unconventional<br />

take. It’s not a bad thing, per se, but it will<br />

leave some feeling off-put by the decision to<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra Cordle<br />

veer off the common<br />

path.<br />

Since the decision<br />

to boldly go<br />

where some others<br />

have gone before<br />

didn’t bother me<br />

(the first trailer<br />

kinda gave the finer points away), I found<br />

myself really enjoying this film. Its two<br />

leads have a warm screen presence and the<br />

addition of Emma Thompson as Kate’s<br />

overbearing mother (Thompson also cowrote<br />

the movie) and Michelle Yeoh as<br />

Kate’s Christmas-loving boss really rounds<br />

out a great cast. While the dialogue isn’t<br />

always the sharpest and the side-plots<br />

meander on occasion, “Last Christmas” is a<br />

really sweet movie about re-learning, or<br />

just learning, to fall in love with yourself. It<br />

won’t be for everyone, but it should be<br />

given a chance. Grade: B-<br />

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

and columnist.<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

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