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November 17 - 30, 2019 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLVI, No. 11

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By Amanda Ensinger

Staff Writer

A local township is moving forward with

a project that will be a gateway to the community.

At a recent board meeting, Prairie

Township Administrator Rob Peters gave

an update on the highly anticipated I-270

interchange project.

“We have submitted the plans to ODOT

and it has approved the plans with the

exception of the sculptures,” Peters said.

“We are getting a bid package prepared

and plan to go out to bid as soon as we have

See INTERCHANGE page 2

Page 8

Inside

Celebrating

Veterans

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle

Third grade students at Alton Hall

Elementary School (pictured above)

performed the Armed Forces Medley

during the school’s Nov. 8 Veterans Day

celebration.

Adam Lautner, a member of the United

States Air Force, (right) gets a hug from

his daughter, Marissa after the celebration

at Alton Hall Elementary.

Pets of the Week ................. 8

The Reel Deal ................. 12

New President

Westgate Neighbors Association

installs a new president Page 3

Veterans Honored

Two westside organizations honor two

veterans for their service Page 6

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By Amanda Ensinger

Staff Writer

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over $100,000.

“We received a FEMA grant that is

worth $164,000,” Adams said at a recent

board meeting. “We applied for the grant in

2018 and were just informed we received

it.”

According to Adams, this is the second

time the township applied for the grant

and the first time they have received it.

“The funds from the grant will be used

to buy the breathing apparatuses we desperately

need,” he said.

The breathing apparatuses the township

has are more than 12 years old and

are supposed to be replaced after 10 years.

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In order to receive the funds, the township

had to match 10 percent of the grant.

“We are paying $16,000 and the grant

will pay the rest,” Adams said. “These

funds are coming from the fire department

fund; not the general fund.”

According to the assistant fire chief,

without grants like this, the department

would not have the resources it needs.

“We don’t have all the funds we need to

purchase this life-saving equipment,”

Adams said. “Without grants like this we

wouldn’t be able to do the business we do.”

The township plans on applying for the

grant next year as well and hopes to secure

funding for radios and other essential

a partner meeting and ensure all the partner

funding is in place.”

The West Broad Street and I-270 interchange

project would improve the landscaping

around the interchange. The project

is a collaboration between Franklin

Township, Prairie Township, Franklin

County, Hollywood Casino, the city of

Columbus, Weston Vision and Haydocy

Buick.

It will include adding landscaping, LED

lighting over the underpass and sculptures

to the interchange. The annual maintenance

of the interchange will cost between

$30,000 and $60,000 a year and organizers

are looking for eight partners to pay

approximately $4,500 to $7,500 each per

year for the next 20 years.

According to Peters, the township had

hoped to have construction start in late

fall. However, they will not put the project

out to bid until all funding is secured.

“We would like to get moving on this,

but we can’t control the funds from other

entities,” Peters said. “As soon as they provide

their funds, we can get moving.”

The township also gave an update on

the new director of the Prairie Township

Community Center. Former Prairie

Township Community Center Director

James Gant resigned earlier this year to

take a position as deputy director of the

Hilliard Recreation and Parks

Department.

“When James resigned, the trustees

opted to not fill his position and instead

promote Prairie Township Facility

Supervisor Michael Pollack to interim

recreation director,” Peters said. “We then

agreed to evaluate the operations of the

center and make a recommendation to the

trustees on how to proceed with filling the

position.”

Gant’s salary before resigning was

$89,000 a year and Pollack’s new salary as

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Free community meal

and turkey distribution

Central Baptist Church, 1955 Frank

equipment.

“We also will be looking at a levy renewal

in 2021,” Adams said.” Our current levy

was a five-year renewal, so we will be looking

to renew that to ensure we have proper

staffing.”

Adams said they also are looking at

other potential levies that won’t increase

taxes.

“We understand residents in this community

live on fixed incomes and we don’t

want to add any financial burden to them.”

Adams said. “With this in mind, we are

looking at other alternative funding

streams that will support our department

and not strain residents financially.”

Road in Columbus, is hosting a free community

meal on Nov. 24 and are providing

turkeys to families in need for the

Thanksgiving holiday. The meal will be

held at 12:30 p.m with turkey distribution

later in the afternoon. For more information,

call the church office at 614-279-3115.

the interim recreation director is $79,000.

According to Peters, the trustees hope to

finalize either Pollack in the position or

determine if they will be hiring a new

director by the first of the year.

In other news, the board gave an update

on the ongoing conversations between the

township, Franklin County and the city of

Columbus to take over water service in the

township.

“This is still ongoing and the township

continues to work with Franklin County

and the city of Columbus on this issue,”

Peters said. “We hope to have some

answers soon and be able to discuss publicly

next steps.”

Recently, a study was conducted to see

what the cost would be for Columbus to

take over Franklin County sewer and

water services. While the results have not

been announced, leaders of these entities

are looking at overall Franklin County

sewer and water system, the improvements

that need to be made and amount of people

the currently use the system.

“We have an internal goal of transitioning

water service in April 2020,” Peters

said. “However, this is dependent on the

county and city and them getting an agreement

in place.”

Township residents receive their water

and sewer service through Franklin

County and have frequently reported high

water bills.

“The water bills in Prairie Township are

more than double what they are for the

same home with the same water usage in

Columbus,” said John Griffith, a landlord

in Prairie Township. “People live on fixed

incomes in this community and a $400 or

$500 water bill is devastating for them.”


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Community Focus

New president in Westgate

November 17, 2019 - WESTSIDE MESSENGER - PAGE 3

At the Westgate Neighbors Community

Meeting on Oct. 29, Michael Blake was

installed as the new president.

The Westgate Neighbors Association

(WNA), in its 11th year, works year round

to build a more connected community.

Working in cooperation with other area

organizations, the WNA is optimistic about

the area’s revitalization.

“It is an honor for me to lead this organization

and continue to serve my community.

This is a critical time for Westgate and

for the entire Hilltop so it is my mission to

continue to build on the work being done,”

said Blake

“It has been my privilege and honor to

have served as the WNA president for the

past six years, “ said Betty Jaynes, immediate

past president. “I have never been

more hopeful about the future of Westgate

and the Hilltop and plan to remain very

Live nativity at Westminster

Westminster Presbyterian Church will

host a live nativity scene from 4 to 6 p.m.

Dec. 4 at 222 Schoolhouse Lane in Lincoln

Village. The community is invited. There

will be refreshments and music provided.

Holiday dance

The West Columbus Civitan Club will

host a holiday dance for individuals with

developmental disabilities and their families

and friends. The dance will take place

from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Westgate

Park Community Center, 455 S. Westgate

Ave. in Columbus. The event will feature

Santa as well as characters from the

Royals Project. Admission is free. RSVP is

not required but appreciated. Those interested

can RSVP to

westcolumbuscivitan@outlook.com.

Fresh produce to be distributed

Free fresh fruit and vegetables will be

distributed on Dec. 14 to qualified, lowincome

Franklin County residents. The

fresh produce will be available at Central

Baptist Church, 1955 Frank Road, beginning

at 10:30 a.m. To assist in registration,

bring a photo ID and proof of your current

address in Franklin County. You are asked

to also bring heavy-duty bags, boxes or

carts to carry the bulk produce home. For

more information, contact the church at

614-279-3115 or www.centralbaptistcolumbus.org.

community events

active, continuing to advocate for the entire

area.”

Both Blake and Jaynes encourage

neighbors to get involved in one of the

many organizations in the area.

“It is important to understand that each

of us have a role to play in our area’s

future,” said Blake.

“Grassroots efforts such as the Westgate

Farmers Market, The Hilltop USA 5K and

Westgate Business Works show the power

of our community to be the change we want

to see,” said Jaynes.

The Westgate Neighbors Association is

a non-profit community civic organization

that works throughout the year to improve

the viability, livability and quality of life

for residents of Westgate.

For more information, visit westgateneighbors.org.

Free meal at Hoge Memorial

There will be a free hot meal served at

Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2930

W. Broad St., from 5 to 6 p.m. every

Saturday. For more information, contact

the church at 276-5433 or visit

www.hogepresby.org.

Breakfast to benefit

Special Olympics

The Westgate Masonic Lodge #623 is

preparing breakfasts once a month to benefit

the Special Olympics. The public is

invited to have breakfast the second

Saturday of each month. Adults pay $6,

children age 3 and above pay $3 while children

under 3 eat free. Serving is from 9

a.m. to noon.

Wellness and foot care

for senior citizens

LifeCare Alliance provides a nurse at

the Prairie Township Community Center

every Thursday to provide free footcare

and other wellness services. To schedule an

appointment or for more information, contact

the nurse at 740-360-4132.

Free meal at Lamb of God

The Church of the Lamb of God will host

a free community meal from 11 a.m. to 2

p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at

272 Fernhill Ave. in Columbus. For additional

information, call 614-706-4945.

Betty Jaynes passes the torch to Michael

Blake, who was named the new president

of the Westgate Neighbors Association.

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In Education

By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

The five-year forecast was presented at the Nov. 4

South-Western City Schools board of education meeting.

There were “no surprises” in the hypothetical representation

of the district’s financial future, said Treasurer

Hugh Garside, but there may be some cause for concern

coming down the road.

According to Garside, the district’s revenue will continue

to steadily rise throughout the projected forecast. This

is due in large part to the recent changes made to how the

state of Ohio funds schools.

“We are no longer considered a capped district,”

he said.

The ‘capped’ designation had rankled members

on the board in the past as it meant the district lost

out on roughly $11 million of additional funds per

year due to the funding formula previously used.

Under the biennial budget bill that was signed

into law this summer, the district will see an

increase in funding of 4.2 percent and 1.7 percent

in the fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021,

respectively.

The district will also receive additional funds

through a newly-implemented Student Wellness

and Success fund and an Enrollment Growth

Supplement. Garside said he projects the district

will receive $4.9 million and $7.2 million in fiscal

years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, respectively,

through the student wellness and success fund.

The district will also continue to receive $1.8

million annually through a Tax Increment

Financing agreement with the city of Grove City for

the Buckeye Parkway Shopping Centre and roughly

$3 million annually from the Hollywood Casino.

The projected revenue in fiscal years 2020, 2021

and 2022 are $281 million, $281.4 million and

$289.7 million, respectively.

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While the district’s revenue stream continues to rise, so

too does its expenditures. It is projected in fiscal year 2021,

the expenditures will begin to eclipse the revenue.

“It is definitely a worry that we might be in deficit

spending in the next fiscal year,” said Garside.

He noted that just because expenditures are projected

to rise each year of the forecast that does not mean they

will be on ballot anytime soon.

“It’s just something that we need to monitor and make

adjustments to the budget if necessary,” he said.

The district’s largest expense, Garside said, is personnel

services which consist of salaries and wages. Last year,

the district reached a new three-year bargaining agreement

with the South-Western Education Association and

the South-Western Administrative Association. Each contract

calls for a 2.5 percent increase in base salary annually.

The district is also set to begin discussions on a new

contract with the Ohio Association of Public School

Employees when their current contract expires in fiscal

year 2019-2020.

Purchases services have also been forecasted to

increase roughly 2 percent to 2.5 percent over the term of

the five-year forecast. Supplies and materials are also projected

to grow roughly 2.5 percent.

The projected expenditures for the fiscal years 2020,

2021 and 2022 are $271.5 million, $281.9 million and $305

million, respectively.

The district will continue to maintain a positive cash

balance throughout the forecast with $211 million, $209.6

million and $193 million in fiscal years 2020, 2021 and

2022.

Active Lifestyles

LIST YOUR

CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICES

ON OUR CHRISTMAS CHURCH PAGE

in The Eastside or Southeast Messenger

The page will print in

our December 15th issue

The deadline for the Christmas Church Page

is Friday, December 6th at 2:00 pm.

Call Kathy

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Information

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Area Christmas

Church Services

Groveport Zion Lutheran Church

6014 Groveport Rd., Groveport 43125

614-836-5611 • Pastor Matthew Cox

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 pm

Christmas Day Service at 10:00 am

Communion celebrated at both services

A bi-monthly feature celebrating the wisdom, experience and

contributions of our community’s senior citizens

Coping with the holiday blues

Older adults or anyone experiencing grief, loss or

the blues may need extra support to get through the

weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year.

Experts feel approaches for coping during the holidays

will vary according to people’s needs.

HealthinAging.org offers these suggestions, which

will not only help older adults experiencing grief at

this time of the year, but adults of all ages attempting

to cope with the loss of a loved one during this holiday

season:

•Get out and about. Ask family and friends for help

traveling to houses or worship, parties, and other

events. Invite family and friends over. Taking a brisk

walk is a great way to beat the blues.

•Volunteer. Helping others is a great mood lifter.

•Drink responsibly. It can be easy to overindulge

around the holidays, but excessive drinking will only

Informed Aging - By Michelle Missler

make you feel more depressed.

•Accept your feelings. There’s nothing wrong with

not feeling jolly; many people experience sadness and

feelings of loss during the holidays. Be kind to yourself,

seek support, and even laugh at yourself every now

and then.

•Talk to someone. Don’t underestimate the power

of friends, family, mentors, and neighbors. Talk about

your feelings; it can help you understand why you feel

the way you do.

It is very important to spend the holiday season in

the company of supportive and caring people. As families,

traditions and life changes, be open and embrace

the fact that each holiday season is different and

should be enjoyed in its own unique way.

Michelle Missler is the director of the Franklin County

Office on Aging.


Active Lifestyles

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

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

SENIOR OPTIONS SUPPORTS SENIORS

WISHING TO REMAIN IN THEIR HOMES

Franklin County Senior Options is available to support frail older adults who wish

to remain in their homes or in the homes of their caregivers. Whenever possible,

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

determine if this is the right decision?

A review of one’s mental, physical, environmental and financial condition will

help determine if living independently is a safe option. This review, called an

assessment, should be done by an experienced professional with the knowledge

of the older adult. It helps determine the areas of concern and offers

suggestions to minimize potential problems.

According to AARP, here are some basic areas you and your family members

may want to consider:

• Physical Health. Have they been diagnosed with any chronic diseases such

as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis or emphysema? Or other diseases,

such as bowel or bladder problems, heart disease, stroke or cancer? Do they

have vision or hearing problems, excessive weight loss or gain, or difficulty

walking? Make a list of health professionals they currently see. Add any recent

hospitalizations.

• Mental Health. Have they been diagnosed with any psychiatric disorders such

as depression, anxiety or psychosis? Have they been diagnosed with

Alzheimer's or another form of dementia? Are they showing signs of confusion,

disorientation or isolation? What about mood swings or forgetfulness? Sadness

or loneliness?

• Medication Use. What medications are they currently taking? What is the

dosage? How often? Include over the counter medications. Are they taking their

medication as directed?

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

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

emergency? Can they shop, prepare meals, do housework and yard work? Can

they safely drive?

• Home and Community Safety. How safe is their neighborhood? Does their

home have smoke alarms, and can they hear them adequately? Can they avoid

telephone and door-to-door fraud? Can they maintain their house?

• Support Systems. Do your older loved ones have frequent visitors or see

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

reasons? Do family members live close by? Do they keep handy the names,

addresses and phone numbers of key friends and family members who they can

call in an emergency?

• Appearance and Hygiene. How is their overall appearance? Is their hair

clean? Teeth brushed? Shaved? Do they dress appropriately in clean clothes?

• Finances. Can they live on their current income? Can they meet future needs

with their current income? Are there any legal documents such as trusts, living

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

informed financial decisions?

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

watch their favorite TV shows, exercise, play a musical instrument, go to church,

and keep up with their friends? Are they still engaged in the activities they have

always enjoyed?

Professional consultants can help you and your loved ones decide when

assistance is needed, what type of assistance is available and if independent

living is an appropriate option. Personalized case management and

assessment are available to meet the changing needs of older adults through

Franklin County Senior Options.

Senior Options, administered by the Franklin County Office on Aging and funded

by the Senior Services Levy, helps maintain independence, ensures safety and

improves the quality of life by providing a variety of community based services to

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

you to a caring professional.

Outside Franklin County, a free nationwide directory assistance service called

the Eldercare Locator is available to help find local support services. Call their

toll-free phone number, 1-800-677-1116, between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST

weekdays.


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VFW Post 6065

The VFW Post 6065 holds its meetings

on the fourth Thursday of each month at

6:30 p.m. at Amvets Post 1928, 3780 West

Broad St. Call Will Davis at 309-0171 for

more information.

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Photo courtesy of Richard Hoffman

The 2019 awardees from the Hilltop Historical Society and the Don Gentile Post 532 of

the American Legion were honored on Nov. 10 at the American Legion Post. Pictured

(left to right) are Dave Dobos, the president of the Hilltop Historical Society, the Hilltop

Historical Society awardee PFC Stanton Prior who served in Korea in the Signal Corps,

the American Legion awardee Seaman First Class Joe Lavinger, who served on the

mine sweeper USS Steady in the Normandy Invasion, the Mediterranean Sea and in the

Pacific Theater, and last is Bernie Brogan the Post Commander of Don Gentile Post 532

of the American Legion.

Westside veterans recognized

By Amanda Ensinger

Staff Writer

A westside organization that serves

local veterans recently partnered with a

local historical society to honor individuals

who have sacrificed for our country. On

Nov. 10, the American Legion Post 532 and

the Hilltop Historical Society partnered to

recognize two veterans for their service to

the country.

World War II Veteran Joe Lavinger and

Korean War Veteran Stanton Prior were

given the annual award.

“For the past five years we have been

giving this award out to veterans that went

above and beyond in the line of duty, as

well as served veterans and community

after their service,” said American Legion

Post 532 Commander Bernie Brogan. “We

have partnered with the Hilltop Historical

Society for this award every year and have

been pleased to be able to honor these two

veterans this year.”

Each year the American Legion Post

532 picks a person to honor and the Hilltop

Historical Society picks someone to honor.

This year, the American Legion Post 532

chose Seaman First Class Joe Lavinger

and the Hilltop Historical Society chose

PFC Santon Prior.

“Joe is 96 years old and we wanted to

make sure we recognized him before it was

too late,” Brogan said. “Joe has been a

member of our post for 43 years and has

went above and beyond for our members.

He deserves this honor.”

In World War II Lavinger served as a

seaman first class on the mine sweeper

USS Steady in the Normandy invasion. He

also served in the Mediterranean Sea and

in the Pacific Theater.

“Joe entered the war in the later part of

it, but served in multiple conflicts,” Brogan

said. “He had the nerve-wracking job of

working on mine sweepers in both the

Atlantic and Pacific and called it an honor

to have been there.”

A minesweeper is a small naval warship

designed to engage in minesweeping.

Minesweeping is the practice of removing

explosive naval mines. Minesweepers

either captured or detonated mines and

sometimes the actual ship detonated the

mine. The purpose of finding the mines and

removing the threat was so waterways

were kept clear for safe shipping.

“It was very terrifying at times, you

never knew what was going to happen

when you were going over those mines and

you hoped they were deep enough so we

wouldn’t hit them,” said Lavinger in a written

statement. “We came close to several of

them, but we lucked out.”

Brogan said being able to hear about

Lavinger’s experience has been eye opening

and he is grateful for the time he has

gotten to spend with him.

“When I started at this post 13 years

ago, we had 26 or 27 World War II veterans,”

Brogan said. “Now, we have three or

four. World War II veterans are quickly

disappearing, so it is special to be able to

speak with them and hear their stories.”

The American Legion Post 532 plans to

continue to honor veterans from all conflicts

and looks forward to continuing to

tell these unique stories of heroism for

many years to come.


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Library renovation plan presented in Hilltop

By Josephine Birdsell

Staff Writer

The Columbus Metropolitan Library presented its

plans to renovate the Hilltop library to the Greater

Hilltop Area Commission at the Nov. 12 meeting.

The Columbus Metropolitan Library system is renovating

four of its libraries as part of the second round

of a series of facility renovations and updates that

began in 2008. The Hilltop, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg

and Karl Road branches of the library are all being

renovated.

The Hilltop branch will receive and addition of

11,000-square-feet. The building will also be updated

to include a learning lab with new computers, six individual

quiet study rooms for students, and three

adjustable meeting rooms. The new building design

centers around a large kids area, which focuses on promoting

kindergarten learning.

The renovations to the Hilltop branch are set to

begin in March 2020 and are projected for completion

in June 2021. The library is currently open for public

use. When renovations begin, a temporary space will

become available, although the location of the space

has yet to be determined.

Feet on the Street gets results

The Metropolitan libraries hopes the renovated

library will serve as a ‘“beacon for the community,”

said Alison Circle, chief customer experience officer.

The library was first built in 1998. The original

building design focused on preserving and protecting

the library’s collection of books and manuscripts,

Circle said.

But that’s not how modern libraries operate. With

more community spaces, more available technology

and a more open design plan, the library will become

more inviting, Circle said.

At the meeting, the commission approved zoning

variances for the library concerning bush height and

Dumpsters. But most of the plans for the library have

already been set and approved.

“I think a library is a crucial centerpiece in a community,”

said Scott Stockman, vice-chairman. “I think

it’s going to be a really special part of the community.”

And the Metropolitan library agrees.

“We are dedicated to the

Hilltop community and believe

this investment in the community

is a real positive step,”

Circle said.

Columbus households included in a

grant-funded recycling education program

have significantly decreased the amount of

two of the most common contaminants

placed in their city curbside recycling containers.

As a result of the recent eight-week Feet

on the Street education campaign, the

amount of bagged recyclables placed in the

residential containers decreased 62 percent.

In addition, the amount of plastic

bags such as plastic grocery bags was

reduced by 35 percent.

In a partnership between the city and

the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio,

these decreases in recycling stream contaminants

were achieved through a multifaceted

education approach that included

tagging household carts that had unacceptable

items and providing educational

Recycle Right materials to improve recycling

behaviors.

“Nov. 11-17 was America Recycles

Week, and it’s an opportune time to highlight

the Division of Refuse Collection’s

commitment to providing a clean and safe

environment for all residents and visitors,”

said Tim Swauger, division administrator.

“The curbside recycling education program

has produced very positive results by

decreasing container contaminants. We’re

proud of the 75 percent participation rate

in our residential recycling program and,

by reducing contamination, it can continue

to be economically sustainable.”

The campaign was part of an effort to

create a cleaner city recycling stream and

control program costs. Contamination,

caused by incorrect or soiled materials

placed into the stream, can threaten the

stability of Columbus’s curbside program

by increasing costs and decreasing recovery

of recyclable materials.

The initiative was funded with a national

grant awarded to SWACO on the city’s

behalf by The Recycling Partnership and

Ohio EPA. Rumpke also worked with the

city and SWACO on the program, which

complements SWACO’s ongoing Recycle

Right education program.

“We know that Columbus residents

want to recycle correctly, and it was great

to see the positive results of this campaign,”

said Kyle O’Keefe, director of innovation

and programs at SWACO. “It

demonstrates that when given consistent

information about how to Recycle Right,

people learn what should and shouldn’t go

into their recycling carts.”

Specially trained Feet on the Street personnel

audited curbside containers at

18,000 households in select Columbus

neighborhoods for contaminants. Carts

containing contaminant were tagged with

educational information about what items

are acceptable for recycling.

Auditors found that about one in four

households was placing contaminants in

their recycling containers. Three contaminants

were found most frequently: plastic

bags, to-go food containers and bagged

recyclables.

In addition to the declines in bagged

recycling and plastic bags, the education

and tagging campaign resulted in:

• A 10 percent increase in clean, or contaminant-free,

containers

• A 26 percent decline in containers

tagged for contaminants

• 39 percent of households with containers

initially tagged improving recycling

habits dramatically

The city plans to work with its Feet on

the Street partners to bring this recycling

education program to additional Columbus

neighborhoods in the spring.

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

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Methodist Church

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Columbus OH 43204

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Wednesday Bible Study - 6:30pm

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10:00 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 am Wednesday Bible Study

“Doing GOD’S work on the WESTSIDE”

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10:45 AM Worship Services

6:30 PM Sunday Evening

7:00 PM Wednesday Bible Study

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Pet Corner

Sleepover with a shelter dog

Pets of the week

Worthee was found

in an abandoned

apartment building

slated for demolition.

She had no food or

water. She and her

sibling were left for

dead until they were

rescued by Colony

Cats. Worthee has

received the medical

care needed and

now she is happy, healthy and ready to find

her forever home. Come meet Worthee at the

Colony Cats Adoption Center.

FYI: www.colonycats.org

Wish is the sibling of

Worthee who was

also found at an

abandoned building.

She was malnourished

and struggled

to survive. Wish has

been nursed back to

health and she

enjoys just being a

cat. This playful girl is

about 7 months old

and eager to find a home to call her own.

Adopt her from Colony Cats and Dogs.

FYI: www.colonycats.org

Due to overwhelming interest from the

community, the Franklin County Dog

Shelter will again host three holiday sleepovers

in 2019.

These events allow for community members

to foster shelter dogs over holiday

vacations. This is an opportunity to allow

the dogs some time away from the stresses

of the shelter. It also gives potential

adopters time with a dog they may consider

welcoming into their home.

While the dogs are out on their sleepover,

staff are able to give the shelter a

deep-cleaning.

The sleepover schedule is as follows:

• Thanksgiving Sleepover: Wednesday,

Nov. 27 to Saturday, Nov. 30.

• Christmas Sleepover: Monday, Dec.

23 to Friday, Dec. 27.

• New Year’s Sleepover: Monday, Dec.

30 to Thursday, Jan. 2.

Dogs are chosen on the first day of the

sleepover and will go home with their foster

family. These dogs should be returned

to the shelter on the final day of the sleepover.

Individuals interested in adopting their

foster dog should return to the shelter and

finalize their adoption on the last day as

well. The shelter provides food, medicine,

and 24-hour support for participating foster

families. All adoption fees are $18.

Dogs will be available to foster on a first

come basis. Photographs of dogs and their

foster families will be taken by Wen Pet

Studios. There will be a bake sale in support

of SOS of Ohio.

Last year, over 500 families signed-up

to participate in the shelter’s holiday sleepover

program. To sign-up and learn more

about the sleepover program for the

Thanksgiving holiday, email holidaysleepover@franklincountyohio.gov.

The Franklin County Dog Shelter and

Adoption Center is located at 4340

Tamarack Blvd. in Columbus and is open

Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7

p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and

Sunday.

These furry friends are available

for adoption at local

rescues and shelters

Melody is as cute as

a button. She’s

extremely loving and

loves to play. Most of

all, she just wants

your undivided attention

and lots of walks.

Melody is as loving as

ever and will even

crawl into your lap,

demanding cuddles.

She’s a high energy pup looking for the right

match to her lifestyle. She’s best as the only

dog in the house and would prefer to be

around older kids due to her higher energy

level. Come meet cute Melody today at the

Franklin County Dog Shelter.

FYI: 614-525-3647 or www.franklincountydogs.com

Martin is one handsome

boy. He is a fun,

adventurous dog with

a glass-half-full attitude.

He looks forward

to play time and

is very treat motivated.

He has one of the

gentlest souls and

wants someone

who’s able to match

his active lifestyle. Martin may do best as the

only dog in the home, but would be open to

potentially meeting another furry companion.

Come meet and fall in love with this sweet boy

at the Franklin County Dog Shelter.

FYI: 614-525-3647 or www.franklincountydogs.com

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In Entertainment

More than another romantic comedy

The misleading advertising may be to

blame for the preconceived notion that

“Last Christmas” is a standard romantic

comedy fare.

While romance certainly plays a factor

in the film, it is not a deciding one, making

it a bit of an oddball in this genre. Instead

of treading on familiar terrain, “Last

Christmas” takes a risk by carving a path

that focuses more on the rediscovery of self

after the avalanche of life takes an unexpected

dump on your head.

Depending on how important the

romance aspect is to you in a romantic comedy,

“Last Christmas” may not be the film

for you. But if you’re looking for something

that is humorous, sweet with a side of bitterness,

and a tad unconventional, this

might just be a movie you want to see.

The film follows Kate (Emilia Clarke), a

down-on-her-luck 20-something who is

struggling to find the meaning in life after

a near death experience. Try as though she

might, she hasn’t found it in brief hookups,

time spent (read: couch surfing) with her

friends or at her job working as an elf at a

year-round Christmas shop. As time goes

on, she becomes more and more despondent

with life but then she meets an affable

young man named Tom (Henry Golding)

who tries to change her outlook.

Tom is, in short, a dream. He’s charming

and handsome and spends his nights volunteering

at a homeless shelter in downtown

London. And when he sees Kate

scowling at him in her elf outfit one day, he

decides to make it his mission to help her

rediscover the joy in life.

At first, Kate is highly skeptical of his

mission, and even more so of his sunny disposition.

Eventually though, he wears her

down with his endless enthusiasm and she

slowly begins to open up for the first time

in years.

With his gentle encouragement, Kate

begins to mend fences with the family she

ignores and the friends whose hospitality

she has taken advantage of. And, in time,

she even tries to come to terms with herself

for all of the choices she has made and all

of the disappointments along the way. The

latter, however, proves to be the hardest to

do.

While it may seem like “Last

Christmas” is another run-of-the-mill

romantic comedy, its latter act upends the

genre which may lead to a lot of disappointment

from the more traditional fans. I

don’t want to spoil what happens but I just

want you to be aware of its unconventional

take. It’s not a bad thing, per se, but it will

leave some feeling off-put by the decision to

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veer off the common

path.

Since the decision

to boldly go

where some others

have gone before

didn’t bother me

(the first trailer

kinda gave the finer points away), I found

myself really enjoying this film. Its two

leads have a warm screen presence and the

addition of Emma Thompson as Kate’s

overbearing mother (Thompson also cowrote

the movie) and Michelle Yeoh as

Kate’s Christmas-loving boss really rounds

out a great cast. While the dialogue isn’t

always the sharpest and the side-plots

meander on occasion, “Last Christmas” is a

really sweet movie about re-learning, or

just learning, to fall in love with yourself. It

won’t be for everyone, but it should be

given a chance. Grade: B-

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.

www.columbusmessenger.com

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St. Aloysis will host a free community

Sunday supper on the last Sunday of each

month from 2 to 4 p.m. at 2165 W. Broad

St.

Bishop Ready open house

Bishop Ready High School will hold an

open house for students in grades 5

through 8, potential transfer students,

their parents/guardians on Nov. 17, at 1

p.m. Ready faculty, staff, administration

and students will be available to answer

questions about the Ready academic program,

financial aid, campus ministry, and

co-curricular activities. For more information,

call Bishop Ready at 614-276-5263.

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