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<strong>December</strong> 15, <strong>2019</strong> - January 11, 2020 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLVI, No. 13<br />

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

The feet were fast and the rugs were cut<br />

as dozens of children and adults came<br />

to the Westgate Park Community<br />

Center on Dec. 6 to attend the annual<br />

Holiday Dance. The event, which is<br />

hosted by the West Columbus Civitan<br />

Club, celebrates those with intellectual<br />

and developmental disabilities and<br />

their families and guardians. As an<br />

extra special treat, there was a surprise<br />

appearance by members of The Royals<br />

Project. Top right, westside resident<br />

Patrick Stumpp goes to the ball with<br />

Cinderella, aka Amelia Crabtree.<br />

Bottom right, Tasha Corson, Dean<br />

Hughes and Zach King take a moment<br />

of festive rest before boogying down<br />

again.<br />

Helping <strong>Westside</strong><br />

residents find work<br />

By Christine Bryant<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Like most applicants, Marcuse Peterson<br />

had no idea the smallest mannerisms<br />

could make such a big impact when interviewing<br />

for a job.<br />

The Columbus resident had been unemployed<br />

since the spring and began looking<br />

for ways to gain an edge on other job candidates.<br />

He worked with a job and life skills specialist<br />

at the Columbus Metropolitan<br />

Library, took a Microsoft Word and Excel<br />

class and attended job fairs. He says one<br />

course in particular opened his eyes to how<br />

he could set himself apart from the rest in<br />

an often crowded applicant pool.<br />

“I sat in a class on how to prepare<br />

myself for a job interview,” he said. “I<br />

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suit for me, they motivated me and got my<br />

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#GR REENHOLIDAY GUIDE<br />

MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON<br />

BY RE ESOLVING TO REDUCE YOUR WASTE<br />

AND RECYCLE MORE.<br />

REDUCE YOUR WASTE<br />

Look for items with<br />

minimal-to-no packaging.<br />

Refuse to Lose blood drive<br />

The 11th annual #3 “Refuse to Lose”<br />

Ryan Salmons Blood Drive will be held at<br />

Memorial Baptist Church, at 2435 Eakin<br />

Road on Dec. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.<br />

Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to register. Walkins<br />

accepted as schedule permits. A raffle<br />

will be offered with all contributions benefiting<br />

the Columbus Blue Jacket<br />

Foundation. Grand prize is dinner, a pair of<br />

tickets to a Blue Jackets home game and a<br />

buffet dinner. Additional Jackets memorabilia<br />

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Be creative with leftover food by<br />

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h for tomorrow.<br />

REC CYCLE RIGHT<br />

Franklin County’s curbside<br />

and drop-off recycling programs only<br />

accept plastic bottles and ju ugs, glass bottles and jars, metal c ans,<br />

cartons, paper p and cardboa rd for recycling. Be sure to break down<br />

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who died in 2009 after a brief battle with<br />

cancer. Donors receive a complimentary<br />

ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased<br />

for $5 each or three for $10 at the event or<br />

in advance by calling 614-309-6686.<br />

Fresh produce to be distributed<br />

Free fresh fruit and vegetables will be<br />

distributed on Jan. 11 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 />

WORK PROGRAM<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

and present myself to the company - not<br />

sell myself, but present myself.”<br />

The class is just one part of a new workforce<br />

readiness program that supports the<br />

Franklinton and Hilltop communities in<br />

demonstrating early success. The collaboration<br />

between Columbus Metropolitan<br />

Library and CoverMyMeds launched in<br />

July and is available at no cost at the<br />

library’s Hilltop and Franklinton branches.<br />

The program offers adults in neighborhoods<br />

where unemployment rates are as<br />

high as 7.9 percent an opportunity to learn,<br />

grow and gain skills that translate into<br />

workplace readiness and real-world success.<br />

“When they announced their plan to<br />

build a new campus in Franklinton,<br />

CoverMyMeds approached us with the<br />

desire to uplift the community,” said Alison<br />

Circle, chief customer experience officer at<br />

Columbus Metropolitan Library. “Together<br />

we created a concept: a new program of free<br />

classes at our Franklinton and Hilltop<br />

branches designed to upskill jobseekers,<br />

particularly around technology skills.”<br />

For Peterson, in particular, among the<br />

skills he gained were how simple actions<br />

like eye contact and going into an interview<br />

with a prepared strategy could work in his<br />

favor.<br />

“I did a couple of things before I went in.<br />

I used a mirror to practice and make sure I<br />

was making eye contact and to get myself<br />

motivated and ready,” he said. “They also<br />

taught me to write down questions for the<br />

interview, and (the interviewers) really<br />

liked that.”<br />

So far, seven participants have secured<br />

quality careers within months of completing<br />

training, including Peterson, who will<br />

start a new job as a tool shed maintenance<br />

technician at Mars Petcare at the beginning<br />

of January.<br />

Circle says the workforce readiness program<br />

focuses on the skills that make job<br />

candidates desirable to employers.<br />

“They cover everything from technology<br />

and computer skills to interviewing and<br />

resume writing and working as part of a<br />

team,” she said. “We believe that the more<br />

classes you attend, the better your outcome<br />

will be.”<br />

The program also has partnered with<br />

Goodwill and Jewish Family Services to<br />

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bring a photo ID and your current address<br />

in Franklin County. You are asked to also<br />

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

carry the bulk produce home. For more<br />

information, contact the church at 614-279-<br />

3115 or www.centralbaptistcolumbus.org.<br />

Produce giveaway at YMCA<br />

The Hilltop YMCA hosts a fresh produce<br />

giveaway the third Wednesday of each<br />

month from 4 to 6 p.m. at 2879 Valleyview<br />

Drive in Columbus. For more information,<br />

call the YMCA at 614-276-8224.<br />

deliver training on the soft skills of the<br />

workplace, such as how to communicate,<br />

workplace expectations and career planning.<br />

In addition to helping develop the curriculum<br />

to include a focus on technology,<br />

CoverMyMeds employees are supporting<br />

participants through mock job interviews<br />

and resume coaching.<br />

“The interest and drive we’ve seen so far<br />

from CoverMyMeds employees has been<br />

incredible, and that’s critical for the lasting<br />

success of our collaboration with the<br />

library to support the community,” said<br />

Kate Bauer, community engagement manager<br />

at CoverMyMeds.<br />

A CoverMyMeds team member recently<br />

joined the <strong>Westside</strong> Workforce Program<br />

Advisory Committee as well, she said.<br />

The goal of the program, Circle says, is<br />

to expand to include additional partners<br />

and help address a larger issue in the community.<br />

“We see this project as an incubation of<br />

a bigger idea that we hope to take to many<br />

of our other locations and entice other businesses<br />

to support in other communities,”<br />

she said. “Ultimately, our goal is a welltrained<br />

workforce who earn a living wage.”<br />

Also among the seven who have secured<br />

jobs is Peterson’s wife, Jennifer, who<br />

attended workplace technology classes and<br />

received soft skills training and coaching<br />

through the workplace readiness program.<br />

For the Petersons, securing employment<br />

has changed many areas of their lives.<br />

Though they had been living in a shelter<br />

for a year, they now have the stability they<br />

needed to move forward in their lives.<br />

“Now I have a great job, a home,”<br />

Peterson said. “It just turned out great,<br />

and I met great people through it. Don’t<br />

ever think you can’t do something. I<br />

walked past that class four times before I<br />

finally said I was going to go in there. It<br />

has opened a lot of new doors that before<br />

weren’t open.”<br />

Those who are interested in participating<br />

in the workforce readiness program can<br />

visit the library’s Hilltop or Franklinton<br />

branches and ask a staff member for more<br />

information. Interested individuals also<br />

can contact Jon Mullineaux at (614) 849-<br />

1027. No registration is required.


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A group of children dance and chase each other to the tune of “Up on the Rooftop,”<br />

sung by the Westland High School Chorale outside the Prairie Township<br />

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Hilltop Commission reviews MORPC transportation plan<br />

By Josephine Birdsell<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission<br />

(MORPC) is finishing its long range transportation plan<br />

and is accepting feedback on transportation issues across<br />

Columbus.<br />

Thea Walsh, director of transportation and infrastructure<br />

development, spoke about the plan at the Dec. 3<br />

Greater Hilltop Area Commission meeting.<br />

The plan is revised once every four years. This term, the<br />

plan spans 30 years and covers transportation primarily in<br />

Franklin County and Delaware County, as well as urban<br />

areas of associated counties. MORPC expects to receive<br />

over $20 billion to allocate to projects over the next 30<br />

years, Walsh said.<br />

The plan will be finalized by July 1, 2020.<br />

MORPC is now in the final stages of planning. The plan<br />

currently outlines major transportation projects across<br />

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Five corridors are proposed for the Bus Rapid Transit: a<br />

corridor along East Main Street, a northeast corridor from<br />

downtown Columbus to the Polaris area, a northwest corridor<br />

from downtown Columbus to Dublin, a southeast corridor<br />

from downtown to the south end near Rickenbacker,<br />

and a corridor along West Broad Street coming out of<br />

downtown.<br />

There is no exact timeline for the Bus Rapid Transit,<br />

however the busing system will most likely be functional<br />

within the next 10 years, said Walsh.<br />

The system aims to help the city prepare for population<br />

growth. Central Ohio is expected to experience a population<br />

growth from two million to three million residents by<br />

2050.<br />

“Not everyone’s going to be able to drive a car or we’re<br />

going to have a gridlock,” said Walsh, “so ensuring that we<br />

have high performing transit systems is key in<br />

Free meal at Hoge Memorial<br />

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

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from 5 to 6 p.m. every Saturday. For more information,<br />

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order to be able to move everybody and to encourage people<br />

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There is no timeline for the hyperloop connecting<br />

Columbus to Chicago and Pittsburgh, but MORPC hopes<br />

to see movement on the project by the 2020s and a fully<br />

realized transit system by 2050, said Walsh.<br />

MORPC’s plan also accounts for smaller projects, like<br />

widening roads, improving existing bus routes and creating<br />

new bike paths.<br />

The organization is taking suggestions from community<br />

members on projects they would like to see addressed.<br />

Suggestions should include specific locations for projects<br />

and details on the type of work needed.<br />

“I cannot understate how important that feedback is to<br />

us (westside projects) getting funded,” Melissa Green,<br />

West Side Pride Center Manager said.<br />

MORPC is holding a public open house on Feb. 26 from<br />

4 to 6 p.m. at the MORPC office, 111 Liberty Road, to hear<br />

project suggestions from community members.<br />

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choir in Grove City. The group is looking for singers<br />

ages 18-50 with the ability to read music. People with<br />

choral experience is preferred. All voice parts, especially<br />

baritone and bass, will be considered. To set up an<br />

audition, call 614-277-1614.<br />

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<strong>Westside</strong> Christmas<br />

Church Services<br />

2833 Valleyview Dr.<br />

(corner of Valleyview & Hague Ave.)<br />

(614) 274-8469<br />

Pastor Leo A. Cunningham<br />

Christmas is busy enough!<br />

Step Out of the Christmas Eve Rush<br />

and celebrate an Early Christmas Service<br />

Tuesday <strong>December</strong> 24 at 5:00 pm<br />

and join us on any <br />

9:30 am Sunday School<br />

10:45 am Traditional Worship<br />

3:00 pm Cambodian Worship<br />

weekly podcast at<br />

www.thegumc.org<br />

Faith Community Church of God<br />

“The Church at the Roundabout”<br />

Welcomes you for the Christmas Season!<br />

Breakfast with St. Nick<br />

Saturday, Dec. 21 - 10 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.<br />

Ages birth to 12<br />

Breakfast treats and the opportunity to make a<br />

gift for mom and dad. Make Cards for friends and<br />

family. Pictures and story time with St. Nick.<br />

Join Us for Christmas Eve Service<br />

<strong>December</strong> 24 at 6:30 p.m.<br />

for Candles and Carols<br />

Come and gather with us in an intimate<br />

setting for your family while singing<br />

traditional favorites.<br />

Westgate United Methodist Church<br />

61 South Powell Ave., Columbus, OH<br />

Pastor Kevin Orr | 614-274-4271<br />

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, <strong>December</strong> 24th<br />

with Orchestra and Bell Choir at 6:00pm<br />

Sunday Morning Service at 9:00am<br />

Sunday School at 10:00am<br />

View us on the web at: www.westgateumc.com<br />

Parkview United Methodist Church<br />

344 S. Algonquin Ave., Columbus, OH<br />

Pastor Roland J. Moore - 614-274-8431<br />

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, <strong>December</strong> 24th<br />

with Bell Choir at 8:00 pm<br />

Pre-Service Music at 7:30pm<br />

Sunday Morning Service at 10:15 am<br />

Sunday School at 9:15 am<br />

CROSSROADS<br />

UNITED METHODIST<br />

CHURCH<br />

1100 S Hague Avenue<br />

Columbus, OH 43204<br />

(614) 274-4920<br />

Pastor Don Wallick<br />

Sunday - 10:30am<br />

Christmas Eve Worship<br />

Candlelight Service - 7:00 pm<br />

www.crossroadsumccolumbus.org<br />

Christmas Sunday Service<br />

Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 A.M.<br />

Join with us as Pastor Adrian Powell<br />

brings the message,<br />

“The Wise Still Seek Him.” Hear the message<br />

of the “real Christmas story”.<br />

Family Fun Night<br />

Tues., Dec. 31, <strong>2019</strong><br />

from 5:30 P.M. until ?<br />

join Faith Community for fun, games,<br />

holiday snacks, sing-a-long to<br />

favorite hymns and New Year Plans.<br />

4203 Alkire Rd., Grove City, Ohio<br />

Galloway<br />

Presbyterian<br />

Church<br />

6191 Hall Road, Galloway, Ohio<br />

614-878-5015<br />

Dec 24th - Christmas Eve<br />

Candlelight/Communion<br />

Service - 7pm<br />

St. John’s Evangelical<br />

Lutheran Church<br />

2745 W. Broad St., Columbus , OH<br />

Pastor David B. Hill<br />

Christmas Eve - Candlelight Service<br />

<strong>December</strong> 24th - 7pm<br />

Regular Morning Services<br />

<strong>December</strong> 29th - 9:15am - no evening services<br />

Concordia Emblem<br />

225 Schoolhouse Lane, Columbus, OH 43228<br />

614-878-7800<br />

Pastor David Kane<br />

concordiacolumbus@gmail.com<br />

Christmas Week Service Schedule<br />

Childern’s Christmas Program <strong>December</strong> 22nd - 10:45<br />

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service <strong>December</strong> 24th - 7:00<br />

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Valleyview<br />

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455 Murray Ave. Columbus OH<br />

Please join us to celebrate<br />

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Sunday, Dec. 22, 10am<br />

“What Gift Will You Bring?”<br />

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 6pm<br />

Candlelight Service<br />

775 Galloway Rd.<br />

Galloway, OH 43119<br />

(614) 878 4530<br />

Rev. Dr. Ru ben Cabanillas<br />

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:<br />

Tuesday, Dec. 24 7:00 pm<br />

In the Sanctuary with Special Music Solo<br />

And the Chancel Choir Cantata<br />

Live Nativity<br />

Sunday Worship Times:<br />

9:00 am Contemporaryr<br />

10:30 am - Traditional<br />

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Westgate Baptist Church<br />

4234 Clime Road North, Columbus, OH 43228<br />

Candlelight service on:<br />

Wednesday, <strong>December</strong> 18, 7:00pm<br />

6:30pm - New Year’s Eve<br />

Pork & Sauerkraut dinner<br />

Lots of fun to wait on Midnight<br />

Westgate Baptist Church wishes all a very<br />

BLESSED CHRISTMAS and a SAFE NEW YEAR<br />

Westminster Presbyterian<br />

Church, PC(USA)<br />

222 Schoolhouse Lane, Columbus, OH 43228<br />

614-878-4623<br />

www.westminstercolumbus.org<br />

Christmas Eve Service - 7:30pm<br />

Christmas Day Service - 10:30am<br />

We’d Love to see you!<br />

Hoge Memorial<br />

Presbyterian Church<br />

2930 W. Broad St., Cols., OH 43204<br />

Pastor Tom Billman | 614-276-5433<br />

Christmas Eve Services - <strong>December</strong> 24th<br />

Candlelight Service - 7:00 pm<br />

Sunday Worship - 10:30 am<br />

All Are Welcome To Attend!<br />

Hillcrest Baptist<br />

Church<br />

2480 West Broad St.<br />

Columbus, OH 43204<br />

614-274-4333| www.hillcrest-baptist.com<br />

http://www.facebook.com/hillcrest.baptist<br />

Our Sunday Worship Time<br />

at HBC is 10:00 am.<br />

<strong>December</strong> 24th, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 6:30 pm<br />

Come and celebrate the season<br />

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“to form and send intentional,<br />

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Christmas Eve Masses at Our Lady<br />

4:00 p.m. in Church (no incense will be used)<br />

4:00 p.m. in School Gym (no incense will be used)<br />

7:00 p.m. in Church<br />

10:00 p.m. in Church<br />

Christmas Day Mass at Our Lady<br />

9:30 a.m. in Church (no incense will be used)<br />

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434 Norton Rd., Columbus<br />

Parish Office:<br />

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Christmas Eve Masses at St. Cecilia<br />

5:00 p.m. (no incense will be used)<br />

8:00 p.m. (no incense will be used)<br />

11:15 p.m. Office of Readings prior to Midnight Mass<br />

Midnight<br />

Christmas Day Mass at St. Cecilia<br />

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By Amanda Ensinger<br />

Staff Writer<br />

A program dedicated to helping low<br />

income families and seniors in need will<br />

once again come to a local township.<br />

At a recent Prairie Township meeting,<br />

the trustees discussed a partnership with<br />

ModCon Living, formerly called Rebuilding<br />

Together Central Ohio.<br />

The program provides significant<br />

repairs to homes during a scheduled weekend.<br />

It provides the repairs to ensure senior<br />

citizens and low-income residents are<br />

living in a safe environment.<br />

Since 2018, the group and the township<br />

has worked together to improve area<br />

homes. In previous years, they have<br />

worked on homes in Little Farms and<br />

Lincoln Village. This year, homes on Inah<br />

Avenue, Gladys Road, Postle Boulevard<br />

and Oxley Road would benefit from the program.<br />

“Work will take place between May 8-9,<br />

2020,” said Rob Peters, administrator for<br />

Prairie Township. “Work will include electrical<br />

and plumbing updates, furnaces and<br />

hot water tank replacements, fire safety<br />

and fall prevention improvements.”<br />

In previous years, more than 500 volunteers<br />

participated during each event and<br />

invested $400,000 in contributed time,<br />

skilled labor, contributions, equipment and<br />

materials.<br />

In order to work in the communities,<br />

ModCon Living asks the municipality to<br />

invest as well. In 2018 and <strong>2019</strong>, Prairie<br />

Township invested $50,000, helping pay for<br />

materials and equipment. While an<br />

amount has not been decided, Peters said<br />

the township would invest again next year.<br />

To be eligible for the program, one must<br />

be below the federal poverty guidelines.<br />

“Last year, the average income in the<br />

neighborhood was $21,000,” said Julie<br />

Smith, executive director for ModCon<br />

Living. “When you are only making<br />

$21,000 a year, you can’t afford to fix a<br />

bathroom or drainage issues.”<br />

ModCon Living’s goal is to sustain<br />

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Home repair program coming to Prairie Township<br />

By Amanda Ensinger<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Handheld traffic cameras have been a<br />

benefit to Franklin Township.<br />

At a recent meeting, the board of<br />

trustees adjusted the distribution of funds<br />

from revenue generated from the traffic<br />

tickets. The adjustments include giving 59<br />

percent of the generated funds to the police<br />

department for school safety, 2 percent to a<br />

community scholarship fund, 2 percent for<br />

community engagement and the remaining<br />

funds will go to the general fund and road<br />

department.<br />

Since the handheld camera system has<br />

been engaged, the township has raised over<br />

$104,000 in revenue for the township. The<br />

township has written over 3,800 tickets.<br />

The handheld camera system is used by<br />

one officer during school hours, which is<br />

peak speeding time, according to Franklin<br />

Township Police Chief Byron Smith.<br />

Drivers are ticketed for going 10 miles<br />

per hour or more over the speed limit. Each<br />

speeding ticket is priced at a flat $100 fee,<br />

according to Smith. This is lower than the<br />

average speeding ticket in Ohio, which<br />

starts at about $140 and goes up with an<br />

increase in speed.<br />

As a result of the new ticketing system,<br />

the township has been able to give away<br />

three $1,000 scholarships to local graduating<br />

seniors, donate $1,000 to Ohio Youth<br />

Development for the Havenwood<br />

Afterschool Youth Scholarship Program<br />

and $200 to Franklin Heights High<br />

School’s Special Olympics Fund.<br />

In other news, the trustees approved a<br />

motion to allow township officials to renegotiate<br />

a written agreement between the<br />

Ohio Department of Transportation<br />

(ODOT) and the township regarding maintenance<br />

for the medians on Georgesville<br />

Road.<br />

In 2013, the township partnered with<br />

ODOT to build the medians. Investing<br />

thousands of dollars in decorative plants,<br />

the plants quickly died because it was not<br />

the right fit for the area.<br />

In a rush to complete the project, no<br />

maintenance agreement was ever signed<br />

by the township, therefore they had no<br />

responsibility to maintain the property. As<br />

a result, the landscaping became neglected<br />

and turned into an eyesore. ODOT also<br />

would not maintain the property without<br />

an agreement, so the property has only<br />

been mowed from time-to-time.<br />

homes and neighborhoods by providing<br />

reliable, affordable homes repair and modification<br />

services, while serving vulnerable<br />

homeowners, according to its website.<br />

During each project, usually around 70<br />

homes are repaired. For residents that are<br />

not eligible for the program or do not live in<br />

the area being improved, ModCon Living<br />

has a tool library residents can take advantage<br />

of. For $40 a year, residents can rent<br />

tools from the tool library for free to do<br />

home improvements. Seniors and students<br />

who met income guidelines pay $20 a year.<br />

For more information, visit www.modconliving.org.<br />

Trustees redistribute funds gained from speeding tickets<br />

The city of Columbus has been hard at<br />

work to innovate solutions to complex problems.<br />

The impact of the opioid epidemic on<br />

the residents of Columbus has resulted in<br />

the need for outside of the box thinking to<br />

solve the crisis.<br />

To that end, the department of public<br />

safety took a hard look at the way the city<br />

was responding to overdose calls and<br />

searched for the best way to link individuals<br />

with the appropriate care and treatment<br />

to address their disease of substance<br />

use disorder.<br />

In partnership with the Columbus<br />

Police Division, Columbus Fire, the<br />

ADAMH board, Southeast Health, Central<br />

Ohio Area Agency on Aging, and the<br />

Central Ohio Hospital Association, City<br />

Council has worked to establish the Rapid<br />

Response Emergency Addiction Crisis<br />

Team (RREACT).<br />

Over the last year, the team consisted of<br />

a paramedic and social worker who<br />

responded to the hospital emergency room<br />

to engage residents who had just experienced<br />

an overdose in hopes of linking them<br />

with treatment. The RREACT program is<br />

the first of its kind collaboration between<br />

EMS personnel, CPD officers, social workers,<br />

and treatment facilities to combat the<br />

ongoing opiate crisis.<br />

“The RREACT program is an innovative<br />

response to the complex opiate problem,”<br />

said councilman Mitchell Brown. “I commend<br />

our first responders from the<br />

Division of Fire, Division of Police and all<br />

other partners for combining efforts to combat<br />

this crisis in our community and provide<br />

compassionate care to those struggling<br />

with addiction.”<br />

Two vehicles have been purchased for<br />

the program, with a cost of $65,884.<br />

Overtime for CPD officers working on the<br />

program is funded through a $50,000 grant<br />

from the Ohio Attorney General.<br />

“The funding for the RREACT vehicles<br />

secured by Brown will allow our team to<br />

continue to conduct outreach and provide<br />

transportation for residents who are ready<br />

for their journey to recovery,” said Lt.<br />

Matthew Parrish, Columbus Division of<br />

Fire.<br />

“The Division of Fire is proud to be the<br />

facilitator in working with our partners on<br />

the long term solution to this tragic epidemic,”<br />

said Chief Kevin O’Connor,<br />

Columbus Division of Fire. “This REACT<br />

The trustees have been hesitant to agree<br />

to any other similar projects until this<br />

issue is resolved. Some of the projects they<br />

have been presented with, but haven’t proceeded<br />

with or have put on temporary hold<br />

include planting and treating trees on West<br />

Broad Street and landscape improvement<br />

to the I-270 interchange project.<br />

“We already put $100,000 of taxpayer<br />

dollars into medians and the plants that<br />

were planted died because they weren’t the<br />

right plants for that area,” said John<br />

Fleshman, township trustee. “We then<br />

spent an additional $15,000 on additional<br />

plants and those died because we had no<br />

maintenance agreement. I do not want to<br />

spend any more money on projects like this<br />

until this issue is resolved.”<br />

City program aims to get opioid users into treatment<br />

Champions at<br />

Community Christian<br />

A Hilltop section of the recovery program<br />

put on by Champions meets every<br />

around the westside<br />

Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Community<br />

Christian Church, 118 S. Powell. This is a<br />

program for men who are struggling with<br />

addiction, whether it be from drugs or alcohol.<br />

The program offers help, hope and<br />

Government Focus<br />

healing, whether it be physical, emotional<br />

or spiritual, said co-pastor Steven<br />

Heninger. The program is free and men of<br />

any age are welcome.<br />

cooperative is the first step and is showing<br />

results.”<br />

In 2018 of the 3,387 EMS runs where<br />

naloxone was deployed, more than 1,000<br />

residents were connected with treatment<br />

opportunities. Through these visits, RRE-<br />

ACT successfully engaged nearly 90 percent<br />

of the time with residents, and provided<br />

direct linkage to treatment to approximately<br />

25 percent of these individuals.<br />

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The interwoven thread between greed<br />

and death has been the focus of two movies<br />

released in just as many weeks at the theater.<br />

The first to mine the dual subjects<br />

came out around Thanksgiving and was a<br />

throwback to the whodunit era. The second<br />

and more serious offering was released this<br />

past weekend and was a throwback to,<br />

well, every era. The former is the more<br />

buzzed about option while the latter is an<br />

important, albeit depressing, piece of work.<br />

While vastly different in tone, both are<br />

worthy of a watch.<br />

There are some who believed that director<br />

Rian Johnson was finished after a<br />

groundswell of backlash for his involvement<br />

with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”<br />

Such was the anger for this film and his<br />

vision that multiple petitions made the<br />

online rounds, begging the studio to change<br />

the film. Some even swore that they would<br />

never support a film written or directed by<br />

him again.<br />

Likely reeling from the intensity,<br />

Johnson went back to his smaller fare roots<br />

and wrote and directed “Knives Out,” a<br />

murder-mystery akin to the beloved “Clue.”<br />

In it, the audience is taken to the day<br />

after the apparent suicide of a famed mystery<br />

writer on the night of his 85th birthday.<br />

While trying to unwrap the mystery of<br />

this potential murder, the detective on the<br />

case, Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), also tries<br />

to solve the secondary mystery as to who<br />

hired him to solve the mystery.<br />

The prime suspects in the crime are<br />

vast, as the late novelist Harlan Thrombley<br />

(Christopher Plummer) has many after his<br />

fortune, namely his family. Throughout the<br />

course of the film, we see various points-ofview<br />

and get to know these self-serving<br />

members and delight in their lying and<br />

scheming ways.<br />

With an ensemble cast that includes<br />

Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Chris<br />

Evans, Michael Shannon and Don Johnson,<br />

the movie can feel a little over-stuffed but<br />

it is the presence of actress Ana de Armas<br />

that grounds this film. Her role in this<br />

whodunit is that of Harlan’s home health<br />

aide who may know some (or all) of the<br />

buried secrets in this wealthy family.<br />

While it may not be as clever as it sets<br />

out to be, “Knives Out” is great fun, filled<br />

with twists and turns and a terrific performance<br />

by Craig. Though his accent<br />

wavers at times, some of his lines, particularly<br />

those comparing his mysterious hiring<br />

to that of a donut with seemingly endless<br />

donut holes, had me laughing out loud.<br />

In contrast, nary a laugh is to be found<br />

in “Dark Waters” but it is an equally<br />

engaging movie in an entirely different<br />

way.<br />

The script was mined from multiple<br />

journalists (Nathaniel Rich, Mariah Blake<br />

In Entertainment<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Two movie reviews with one common theme - greed<br />

and Sharon Lerner) and their respective<br />

publications which detailed the poisoning<br />

of the air and water supply in Parkersburg,<br />

West Virginia by DuPont.<br />

The loosely based film stars Mark<br />

Ruffalo as Robert Bilott, a corporate attorney<br />

who gets roped into listening to a perceived<br />

paranoid hillbilly as a favor to his<br />

grandmother. Said perceived paranoid hillbilly<br />

is Wilbur Tennant (a terrific Bill<br />

Camp), a cow farmer who believes his herd<br />

has been poisoned by the land he shares<br />

with the chemical company.<br />

He shows Robert the preserved intestines<br />

of his cows, noting the blackened<br />

teeth, enlarged spleens and hearts and<br />

shakenly relays that he had to shoot many<br />

of them due to aggressive behavior. At first,<br />

Robert is skeptical but agrees to take the<br />

case and sue DuPont with the approval of<br />

his boss Tom Terp (Tim Robbins).<br />

During the discovery phase, Robert<br />

uncovers that they knowingly exposed<br />

their workers, the townsfolk and just about<br />

everyone and everything else to dangerous<br />

“forever chemicals” for their bottom line.<br />

The movie takes place over the decade<br />

plus of Robert’s legal battle with the company<br />

and shows how it changes his life, the<br />

lives of his family, and the lives of everyone<br />

who shares this world. It’s an infuriating<br />

look at this public health crisis that is still<br />

ongoing with more horrors unfolding, and<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra Cordle<br />

useless government<br />

officials that enable<br />

these companies in<br />

order to line their<br />

pockets.<br />

While there are<br />

depictions of bright<br />

spots in the film —<br />

some of those who faced life-threatening illnesses<br />

were granted millions in settlements<br />

— it’s cheapened by the fact that<br />

these people, the heads of these companies<br />

who do this, belong in prison but will never<br />

be held to that level of account for their<br />

malfeasance.<br />

“Dark Waters” is not a fun watch, nor is<br />

it an easy one, but it is a worthy one that<br />

brings attention to an infinite crisis and<br />

shine the light on some of the people who<br />

fight tirelessly and thanklessly to bring<br />

them to (some) justice.<br />

Knives Out: B+<br />

Dark Waters: B+<br />

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

and columnist.<br />

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