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Keep on<br />

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By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Less than a year after Laura Kaulen’s<br />

body helped propel her across the finish<br />

line in the hottest U.S. Olympic Team<br />

Marathon Trials on record, it began to<br />

rebel against her.<br />

Having been a long distance runner<br />

since joining her middle school’s crosscountry<br />

team, Kaulen was used to the<br />

aches and pains, to that feeling of having<br />

accomplished something good and hard.<br />

But there was nothing good about the<br />

feeling spreading throughout her body.<br />

“It was sheer exhaustion,” she said.<br />

“Just this overwhelming sensation of<br />

lethargy.”<br />

She could not understand what was<br />

happening, nor why it was happening; it<br />

didn’t make any sense. She was in the<br />

middle of making plans for upcoming<br />

races and still basking in the glow of having<br />

completed the grueling Olympic<br />

marathon trials in Los Angeles.<br />

So she did what she had been trained<br />

to do and tried to work through the listlessness.<br />

She figured out she could run<br />

her household and run her special education<br />

classes at Central Crossing High<br />

School, but she couldn’t run and she<br />

couldn’t run away from her body.<br />

“It was one of the lowest points of my<br />

life,” she said. “I went to a number of doctors<br />

to help me figure out what was going<br />

on and they couldn’t offer me anything<br />

conclusive.”<br />

Over time, Kaulen became more<br />

depressed and started gaining weight.<br />

Then came the headaches, the dizzy<br />

spells, the lowering and speeding of her<br />

heart rate and the drops and spikes in<br />

her blood pressure.<br />

Though scared, she was determined to<br />

figure out what was happening. She<br />

made appointments with more medical<br />

professionals and finally, in 2017,<br />

received a diagnosis: chronic fatigue syndrome<br />

and hypothalamic dysfunction.<br />

“I was happy that I had a name for<br />

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

After overcoming a debilitating illness that left the avid distance runner sidelined for<br />

18 months, Laura Kaulen recently qualified to compete at the U.S. Olympic Team<br />

Marathon Trials in late February. Her appearance in Atlanta, Ga., will mark the second<br />

time the special education teacher at Central Crossing High School has qualified for<br />

the Olympic Trials.<br />

what I was going through, but I knew I<br />

would probably never be able to run again<br />

with it,” she said.<br />

Since the age of 6, since joining a local<br />

recreational center’s track and field program<br />

in Garfield Heights, running had<br />

been a part of her life. It propelled her to<br />

numerous records in high school, to<br />

Youngstown State University where she<br />

became the school’s first female runner in<br />

cross-country history to compete in the<br />

NCAA Championship and to the fastest<br />

time in Erie’s Marathon’s history for<br />

women, clocking in at two hours, 42 minutes<br />

and 12 seconds. That score helped<br />

qualify her to her first U.S. Olympic Team<br />

Marathon Trials in 2016.<br />

Running had provided Kaulen with so<br />

much — bonding time with her husband<br />

and three children, time to clear her head,<br />

to plan for and accomplish goals — and<br />

now it was being taken away from her by<br />

her own body.<br />

“It was hard to adjust to this new reality,”<br />

she said. “I had done so much<br />

research after my diagnosis and learned<br />

that most people do not fully recover from<br />

chronic fatigue syndrome.”<br />

But she was one of the fortunate few.<br />

Under her doctor’s care, Kaulen was<br />

able to slowly get back to a normal functioning<br />

level with the help of thyroid medication,<br />

vitamins and supplements and<br />

some dietary changes. Under the care of<br />

her long-time running coach, Brenda<br />

Hawley, she began to find her joy in the<br />

sport again after being sidelined for 18<br />

months.<br />

“I started doing little races, 5K’s here<br />

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COTA program<br />

could expand<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

Grove City Council is considering legislation<br />

to help fund the expansion of the<br />

COTA Plus service.<br />

On Jan. 21, council had its first reading<br />

on legislation to set aside over $42,000<br />

from the general fund to expand the service<br />

city-wide.<br />

In the summer of 2019, the city and<br />

COTA launched the on-demand micro<br />

transit program to provide the first/last<br />

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In October of 2018, she ran and completed<br />

the Columbus Marathon at a time of two<br />

hours, 52 minutes and 44 seconds and then<br />

refocused her sight on the <strong>2020</strong> U.S.<br />

Olympic Team Marathon Trials in Georgia.<br />

Those closest to her inquired about her<br />

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“It didn’t make any sense to them why I<br />

would want to do this,” Kaulen said. “I was<br />

coming off two serious diagnoses and I had<br />

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going to place limitations on myself. I was<br />

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had before; visiting spots in Dublin, the<br />

track at Central Crossing and the hills at<br />

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park.<br />

Three months ago, she competed at the<br />

Chicago Marathon, crossing the finish line<br />

in two hours, 42 minutes and 48 seconds.<br />

According to the qualifying time set by<br />

track and field’s governing body, the<br />

women’s Olympic Standard is two hours,<br />

37 minutes for the A group and two hours<br />

and 45 minutes for the B group. With her<br />

time at the Chicago Marathon, she qualified<br />

for the Feb. 29 Olympic Marathon<br />

Trials in Atlanta, joining several hundred<br />

other elite runners across the country.<br />

Unlike many of her peers, she does not<br />

harbor dreams of making the U.S. Olympic<br />

team.<br />

“Only the top three finishers from the<br />

men’s group and the women’s group will go<br />

on to compete at Tokyo,” she said. “I am<br />

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nowhere near the top three. I would say I’m<br />

more along the top 100 or 200.<br />

“I am, however, extremely happy to<br />

have made it to the trials.”<br />

After the trials, she plans to compete at<br />

the Boston Marathon in April where she<br />

has been accepted into the Elite Master’s<br />

field and then it’s onto the Masters<br />

Outdoor World Track and Field<br />

Championships in Toronto this summer.<br />

She said like the upcoming trials, she<br />

has no goals other than to cross the finish<br />

line in a good time — and to have a good<br />

time. And maybe, along the way, she’ll<br />

begin to think about the 2024 Olympic<br />

Marathon Trials.<br />

“I might give it a try,” she said. “I’ll be in<br />

my mid 40s by then, but I have learned<br />

that you can’t place limitations on yourself.<br />

That you have to keep going and never say<br />

never.”<br />

mile service. The program is similar to other ride sharing<br />

services like Uber of Lyft but within a defined zone<br />

in the city. Zone one, which was launched last summer,<br />

covers Mount Carmel Grove City, businesses in<br />

South Park and along State Route 665, Mid-Ohio<br />

Foodbank and the Grove City Park and Ride.<br />

A resident could use a mobile app or call to arrange<br />

for a COTA vehicle to pick them up either at home for<br />

a fee or from a traditional COTA bus stop for free.<br />

“There is increased demand for greater mobility<br />

options across many of our central Ohio communities,<br />

including Grove City,” said Joanna Pinkerton, president<br />

of COTA. “We are proud to pilot this innovative<br />

service under the unique COTA Plus brand, and to<br />

work with public and private entities in the future to<br />

solve mobility challenges.”<br />

COTA and the city began the program with expansion<br />

in mind.<br />

When the micro-transit pilot program began, it cost<br />

a total of $360,000 to launch the first coverage zone.<br />

COTA and the city split the cost for the service that<br />

was scheduled to run from July<br />

15, 2019 to July 14, <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

This year, COTA and city<br />

leaders were to consider launching<br />

a second coverage zone that<br />

would include the South-<br />

Western Career Academy,<br />

downtown Grove City, the village<br />

of Urbancrest and the Evans Senior Center.<br />

However, the current legislation says that for the second<br />

year of the program, the city and COTA would like<br />

to extend the service city-wide.<br />

“COTA and Grove City have a long history of working<br />

together and successfully addressing the everchanging<br />

transportation needs of our growing community,”<br />

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

According to the legislation, the city and COTA will<br />

share the cost equally for the expanded service.<br />

Currently, residents and employees can travel<br />

within the designated zone from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.<br />

Monday through Friday, including service to Mount<br />

Carmel Grove City. Customers can request a ride<br />

using the COTA Plus mobile app or by calling COTA<br />

customer support at 614-308-4400, and a six-person<br />

vehicle, operated by a COTA driver, will respond and<br />

arrive within 15 minutes.<br />

Customers who book a trip with COTA Plus will not<br />

pay additional fare if connecting to a scheduled bus<br />

route. If a customer books a trip point-to-point without<br />

using the traditional bus service, they will pay a $3<br />

fare.<br />

The legislation to expand the micro-transit service<br />

city-wide is scheduled to have its second reading and<br />

reading and public hearing on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at City<br />

Hall.<br />

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Art exhibit at City Hall<br />

Grove City Council’s Art Concern presents<br />

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Feb. 21 at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, in the<br />

Grove City Town Center. The exhibit features<br />

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Lucila, an internationally known fine<br />

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The exhibit is open to the public weekdays,<br />

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by calling<br />

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The Grove City Art Concern was founded<br />

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Coffee with a Cop<br />

The Grove City Division of Police, city of<br />

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Join Police Chief Rick Butsko and officers<br />

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The program expands the division’s outreach<br />

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College readiness program to expand in South-Western<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The South-Western City Schools board<br />

of education has approved the expansion of<br />

a college readiness program.<br />

At a recent meeting, the board<br />

announced they had reached an agreement<br />

with I Know I Can to expand its services to<br />

all four of the district’s high schools for the<br />

remainder of the 2019/20 school year.<br />

Representatives with the program have<br />

had a presence at Franklin Heights and<br />

Westland since funding for the pilot program<br />

was approved by county officials in<br />

2018.<br />

According to Erik Shuey, the district’s<br />

executive director of secondary education<br />

and athletics, a college advising manager<br />

will now be placed at Central Crossing and<br />

Grove City and their positions will be<br />

retained at the other high schools.<br />

The mission of the college advising manager,<br />

said Shuey, is to focus on 11th and<br />

12th grade students as they prepare for<br />

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) recently<br />

announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at solving the<br />

growing amount of food waste going into the Franklin County<br />

Sanitary Landfill.<br />

The Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative, a collective impact<br />

approach to solving local food waste challenges, brings together<br />

business leaders and key stakeholders, building collaboration<br />

toward developing an action plan to reduce and divert food waste<br />

created in central Ohio.<br />

Each year, millions of tons of food are wasted across the United<br />

States. In central Ohio, it’s estimated that more than 140,000<br />

tons, of all waste that goes to the landfill is food waste, including<br />

items from residents and business.<br />

“The goal of the initiative is to reduce food waste and leverage<br />

it as a resource to benefit the region,” said Kyle O’Keefe, director<br />

of innovation and programs at SWACO. “Food waste is a complex<br />

issue. Effective solutions require collaborative community-based<br />

approaches that align and leverage the efforts of many organizations,<br />

including the residents we serve.”<br />

post-high school education.<br />

“They really target these students, and<br />

do so on a one-on-one basis, as they get<br />

ready to navigate the intricacies of finding<br />

a community college or four-year university<br />

that fits their career interest as well as<br />

their financial situation.”<br />

Laura Kraus, the director of program<br />

development at IKIC, said this interaction<br />

is important as students often find out that<br />

their interests do not match those of their<br />

ideal colleges.<br />

“It is all about helping them find their<br />

fit and match,” she said.<br />

In addition to that important, and<br />

money saving, aspect, the college advising<br />

managers assist the juniors and seniors<br />

with the admissions process, application<br />

essays, campus tours and financial aid<br />

packages.<br />

“We have found that navigating federal<br />

financial aid forms can be discouraging for<br />

so many students,” said Kraus. “Our college<br />

advising managers work with them<br />

and their families throughout the process<br />

to make it as simple as it can be.”<br />

Kraus went on to say that it is not just<br />

students prepared to go straight into a<br />

four-year university that the college advising<br />

managers help.<br />

“If someone wants to go right into HVAC<br />

work, or enlist into the military right out of<br />

high school, we help them do that as well.”<br />

They even go beyond graduation, reaching<br />

out in the summer to those who<br />

planned to attend college or university.<br />

“It’s a part of our summer intrusive<br />

advising,” said Kraus with a laugh. “We<br />

know that time can be overwhelming and<br />

we just want to give them as much encouragement<br />

and support as we can.”<br />

The feedback from the students and<br />

staff at the schools who participated in the<br />

program in 2018 has been nothing but outstanding,<br />

said officials.<br />

“It has been overwhelmingly positive,”<br />

said Shuey.<br />

Per the terms of the funding agreement<br />

that was approved by the Franklin County<br />

Commissioners and the county department<br />

Educational initiative to tackle food waste in Franklin County<br />

Schreiner becomes<br />

OSBA president<br />

The initiative will include participation from over 40 central<br />

Ohio-based organizations representing all facets of the food chain,<br />

including farmers, food producers, retailers, consumers, nonprofits,<br />

government agencies and private sector companies.<br />

The group will take a holistic approach to the issue by focusing<br />

on preventing food waste, recovering edible food waste for redistribution<br />

and recycling food waste through agriculture uses such as<br />

composting. SWACO expects to introduce an action plan this year.<br />

The action plan will act as a road map for implementing food<br />

waste solutions throughout the region.<br />

In recent years, food waste has been brought to the forefront of<br />

national solid waste issues through commitments from the U.N.<br />

and U.S. EPA to reduce food waste, both<br />

national and globally, 50 percent by 2030.<br />

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of job and family services in 2018, a success<br />

coach was placed at both Franklin Heights<br />

and Westland. The success coach works<br />

with freshmen and sophomores to help<br />

gauge career interests and keep them on<br />

track academically.<br />

The board approved funding agreement,<br />

which amounts to $85,000, will retain the<br />

success coaches at those schools but does<br />

not place them at Central Crossing or<br />

Grove City this calendar year.<br />

“We would love to see success coaches at<br />

all of our high schools but it really just<br />

depends on grants and funding,” said<br />

Shuey.<br />

The board will meet with IKIC representatives<br />

in the summer to determine<br />

whether the program should continue.<br />

“We would love to remain a part of this<br />

district,” said Kraus.<br />

The program has been a part of<br />

Columbus City Schools since 1988 and has<br />

been attributed with helping tens of thousands<br />

of students reach their higher education<br />

goals.<br />

South-Western City Schools Board of<br />

Education member Lee Schreiner was<br />

installed as the <strong>2020</strong> president for the<br />

Ohio School Board’s Association. A<br />

special program and reception was<br />

held on Jan. 11 at Grove City High<br />

School. Schreiner was president-elect<br />

of the association in 2019. He was<br />

appointed to the South-Western school<br />

board in 2013 and was then elected<br />

twice. He was also an educator in the<br />

district for 37 years.

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Government Focus<br />

By Hannah Poling<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office appointed a new<br />

community liaison to Pleasant Township.<br />

Deputy Travis Carter attended the Jan. 14 Pleasant<br />

Township board meeting to introduce himself to the<br />

trustees and to the residents in the township. Carter<br />

joined the community liaison unit in early December of<br />

last year.<br />

Initially, Deputy Jason Ronk was assigned to Pleasant<br />

Township. However, when Carter came over, they decided<br />

to redistrict. Ronk will now cover Prairie, Norwich, and<br />

Washington townships. Carter is taking over Franklin,<br />

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“I am going to be your community liaison for the foreseeable<br />

future,” said Carter. “I’ve been with the sheriff’s<br />

office for 19 years. I’ve been 13 years on patrol and did<br />

about 10 of those years on the westside. So I am pretty<br />

familiar with the area down here.”<br />

Carter did encourage the trustees and the members of<br />

the township to contact him if they had any complaints or<br />

questions and that he would try to assist them to the best<br />

of his ability.<br />

An ongoing issue with the service The Bag was also<br />

addressed.<br />

The Bag is a free service which distributes a plastic bag<br />

full of advertisements, coupons and flyers by hanging them<br />

on the mail boxes of individuals in Pleasant<br />

Township. The Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers is<br />

also a customer of The Bag, owned by Dispatch<br />

Consumer Services.<br />

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Township receives grant to help with road improvements<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Motorists accessing Hiner Road will soon have a<br />

smoother drive.<br />

At the Jan. 21 Jackson Township Board of Trustees<br />

meeting, administrator Shane Farnsworth announced that<br />

the township has received a grant to fund improvements to<br />

the residential road.<br />

According to the administrator, the Ohio Public Works<br />

Commission has awarded $200,700 for the road resurfacing<br />

project with a local match from Jackson and Scioto<br />

townships.<br />

“The $98,000 will be divided evenly between (these two<br />

townships),” Farnsworth said.<br />

Jackson Township has jurisdiction over a majority of<br />

the 1.5-mile stretch that will be resurfaced and will thus<br />

repay the interest on a minor loan.<br />

With the grant funding approved, the project will go out<br />

to bid. Farnsworth said he expects the work on Hiner Road<br />

to begin and end this summer. He said he did not foresee<br />

road closures, only traffic monitors directing traffic when<br />

necessary.<br />

Last year, when the board approved the grant application<br />

for the project, minor repair work had already been<br />

approved for Hiner Road. Farnsworth said the road<br />

department completed culvert and drainage work and<br />

sealed up a section of road that had sunk.<br />

He said he is pleased that the “patchwork quilt” of a<br />

road will soon be “nice, smooth and clean.”<br />

In related news, a traffic study on Dyer Road is being<br />

conducted by the Franklin County Engineer’s Office.<br />

Farnsworth said it is a continuation of a study prepared in<br />

2017.<br />

Depending on the results of the study, the township and<br />

the city of Columbus will be asked to approve a resolution<br />

of support for lowering the speed to 40 miles per hour. It<br />

would go before the county commissioners should they do<br />

so.<br />

During a caucus session, board member Dave Burris<br />

asked if the county would consider lowering the speed on<br />

the residential road to 35 miles per hour.<br />

Farnsworth said that is not likely as the last traffic<br />

study determined the average speed was 42.5 miles per<br />

hour. He said the study will be completed within 30 days<br />

and the entire hearing process within six months.<br />

Additionally, the board approved an amendment to current<br />

nuisance regulations. It will allow the township to act<br />

swiftly as it pertains to nuisance cases.<br />

Farnsworth said homeowners will be notified via mail<br />

and then asked to come to a public hearing should the matter<br />

continue to be unresolved. Rather than take the case to<br />

environmental court and go through the court process, the<br />

township will be able to remove the nuisance or junk<br />

items.<br />

New community liaison officer on the beat in Pleasant Twp.<br />

Grove City shelter reservations<br />

Grove City Parks and Recreation shelter reservations<br />

open Jan. 21, for shelters in Windsor and Gantz<br />

parks and ball diamonds in Fryer Park. Make reservations<br />

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling<br />

614-277-3050 or visiting Kingston Center, 3226<br />

Kingston Ave. Reservations are granted on a firstcome<br />

basis and are not complete until fees are paid.<br />

Reserve shelters for partial or full days: 11 a.m. to<br />

3 p.m., 4 to 8 p.m. or 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Resident fees for<br />

the gazebo and small shelter at Gantz Park, 2255<br />

Home Road, and the large shelter at Windsor Park,<br />

4330 Dudley Ave., are $45 for half-day reservations<br />

and $75 for a full day ($60/$105 for non-residents). The<br />

large shelter at Gantz Park is available for $55 for a<br />

half day and $90 for a full day ($70/$125 for non-residents).<br />

Fields at Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road, are available<br />

for rent when not already in use for city activities<br />

by arrangement with the sports supervisor.<br />

Reservations are made in two-hour increments for $20<br />

per field.<br />

Grove City residents also can host an event year<br />

round at the Eagle Pavilion in Fryer Park.<br />

As of late, residents have reported that the bags have<br />

not been attached to the mailboxes, but rather have been<br />

tossed on the ground next to the mailboxes, creating a littering<br />

problem. This is a township-wide issue and the<br />

trustees have received numerous complaints.<br />

Due to the wind and the rain, when tossed on the<br />

ground the bags and their contents get blown all over the<br />

place and stuck in the ground tiles creating a back up.<br />

Previously, this issue had been resolved when Trustee<br />

Ed Sheets reported these incidences by calling the number<br />

on the bag. Once he had reported this, the service began<br />

placing the bags inside the mailboxes rather then on the<br />

ground or hanging them.<br />

“We will start looking for them (delivery drivers),” said<br />

Carter, “and will site them for littering.”<br />

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Reservations are available 365 days prior to the<br />

intended date of the event. The facility features an<br />

open design with natural lighting, a patio area, warming<br />

kitchen and large bathrooms; alcohol is not permitted.<br />

Reservations are available in any combination of<br />

three time slots for $200 each: 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5<br />

p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Full-day rentals are available for<br />

$550.<br />

For more information, call the Grove City Parks<br />

and Recreation Department at 614-277-3050.<br />

Blood drive at Kingston Center<br />

The American Red Cross Blood Drive meets in the<br />

Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., from 1-7 p.m.<br />

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

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

Red Cross Blood Drive website.<br />

Blood drive at Finland<br />

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive<br />

from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Finland Elementary<br />

School, 1835 Finland Ave. in Columbus. For more<br />

information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-<br />

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Eating healthy at 50 and beyond<br />

A balanced diet is an integral element of a healthy<br />

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kids and young adults might be able to get away with<br />

an extra cheeseburger here or there, men and women<br />

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According to the National Institute on Aging, simply<br />

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the NIA emphasizes the importance of choosing lowcalorie<br />

foods that have a lot of the nutrients the body<br />

needs.<br />

But counting calories can be an effective and simple<br />

way to maintain a healthy weight, provided those calories<br />

are coming from nutrient-rich foods. The NIA<br />

advises men and women over 50 adhere to the following<br />

daily calorie intake recommendations as they<br />

attempt to stay healthy into their golden years.<br />

Women:<br />

•Not physically active: 1,600 calories.<br />

•Somewhat active: 1,800 calories.<br />

•Active lifestyle: between 2,000 and 2,200 calories.<br />

Men:<br />

•Not physically active: 2,000 calories.<br />

•Somewhat active: between 2,200 and 2,400 calories.<br />

•Active lifestyle: between 2,400 and 2,800 calories.<br />

When choosing foods to eat, the NIA recommends<br />

eating many different colors and types of vegetables<br />

and fruits. Phytochemicals are substances that occur<br />

naturally in plants, and there are thousands of these<br />

substances offering various benefits.<br />

The NIA also advises that men and women over 50<br />

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protein, fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients.<br />

Another potential hurdle men and women over 50<br />

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taste. A person’s sense of smell may fade with age, and<br />

because smell and taste are so closely related, foods<br />

enjoyed for years may no longer tantalize the taste<br />

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According to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and<br />

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more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. That<br />

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<br />

Franklin County Board of Commissioners: Commissioner John O’Grady, President • Commissioner Marilyn Brown • Commissioner 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 />

Emergency Response Systems<br />

Franklin County Senior Options, administered by the Franklin<br />

County Office on Aging, a department of the Franklin County<br />

Board of Commissioners, is the “one-stop-shopping” point for<br />

information and access to senior services. Senior Options<br />

helps maintain independence, ensure safety and improve the<br />

quality of life for older adults by providing community-based<br />

services. These services could include home delivered meals,<br />

information and referral, adult day services, medical<br />

transportation, homemaker services, personal care,<br />

emergency response systems, minor home repair and<br />

caregiver relief.<br />

In <strong>2020</strong>, to better inform older adults and their caregivers, we<br />

plan to share information about key services that support<br />

client safety and independence. Our first featured service is<br />

the Emergency Response System (ERS). This service is<br />

designed to monitor client safety and provide client access to<br />

emergency services through the provision of an electronic<br />

communication system.<br />

Although they constitute the largest part of our client base,<br />

Senior Options programs and services are not limited to the<br />

disabled elderly. An older person living alone who has a<br />

history of falls might not be considered disabled; however,<br />

Senior Options could provide an ERS to be used to summon<br />

help in the event of a fall or sudden onset of severe illness.<br />

The availability of services, such as a home-delivered lunch<br />

and an ERS pendant, enable caregivers to work outside the<br />

home. These services provide much needed relief for the<br />

caregiver and support vulnerable older adults who want to live<br />

alone or stay alone for long periods of time during the day.<br />

Before the advent of this technology, the more costly<br />

approach of having home care staff members “check in on”<br />

older adults was often requested. The cost for this service is<br />

over $20 per hour for a minimum of two hours versus the<br />

high-tech alternative’s low cost (an average of $25/month).<br />

The Senior Options program utilizes a very generous sliding<br />

fee scale which allows many of our program participants to<br />

receive this service “free of charge” or at a reduced cost.<br />

Senior Options currently contracts with eight different ERS<br />

service providers to deliver services such as Voice<br />

Emergency Response, Fall Detectors, GPS Units and a few<br />

other items. The ERS is designed to provide a means of<br />

accessing help in case of an emergency when the older adult<br />

is unable to call 911. The emergency response system may<br />

include additional equipment such as an extra pendant, a<br />

medication dispenser, smoke detector(s) or strobe light.<br />

To receive an ERS a client must meet the standard Senior<br />

Options program eligibility requirements and have a landline<br />

or cell phone. Systems can accommodate non-English<br />

speaking clients and those severely hearing impaired. The<br />

ERS is also the recommended entry level service for Senior<br />

Options. As the older adult ages in their home more services<br />

can be quickly added.<br />

For more information on Senior Options services and to<br />

obtain an ERS, contact Senior Options at (614) 525-6200,<br />

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and until<br />

7:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

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Active Lifestyles<br />

Wellness services for senior citizens<br />

LifeCare Alliance provides a nurse at<br />

Grove City Church of the Nazarene in<br />

Grove City weekly to provide free foot care<br />

and other wellness services for seniors. To<br />

For more than 40 years, families have trusted<br />

Hannigan Memorials to create timeless tributes<br />

that are as unique as the people they honor. At its<br />

Grove City showroom, the experts at Hannigan<br />

Memorials get to know each customer and listen<br />

to their loved one’s life story before crafting a<br />

memorial that meets the customer’s special<br />

needs.<br />

Hannigan Memorials is part of the family of<br />

companies known as Modlich Monument<br />

Company, which was founded 80 years ago by<br />

Linus Modlich, a skilled stone cutter who immigrated<br />

from Germany in 1927. The Modlich family<br />

is still dedicated to running a full-service<br />

monument company that provides a personal<br />

touch, resulting in a memorial as unique as the<br />

individual — or community — it remembers.<br />

schedule an appointment or for more information,<br />

call the wellness office at 614-437-<br />

2878.<br />


Hannigan Memorials dedicated<br />

to serving Grove City<br />

Hannigan Memorials and Modlich worked<br />

with the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of<br />

Honor Foundation to build the Gold Star Families<br />

Memorial Monument in Grove City. The monument<br />

company performed all of the etching work<br />

— turning the giant slabs of black granite into a<br />

memorial that is the focal point of the new park at<br />

the intersection of Broadway and Columbus<br />

streets.<br />

In addition to Hannigan Memorials in Grove<br />

City and Modlich Monument Company in<br />

Columbus, the other locations include Darden<br />

Memorials, Fuller Memorials, Mason Memorials<br />

and Newark Memorials.<br />

For more information, go to modlich-monument.com/hannigan.<br />

Health and Fitness<br />

Alzheimer’s support group<br />

The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders<br />

Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday<br />

of each month at the E.L. Evans Senior<br />

Center beginning at 7 p.m. For more information,<br />

call Paula Taliaferro at 871-4238<br />

or call the Alzheimer’s Association of<br />

Central Ohio at 457-6003.<br />

Making fitness fun is one way to start a<br />

healthy lifestyle and that lifestyle can start at a<br />

young age.<br />

Fitness Basics for Kids makes fitness fun and<br />

helps kids build strength, power, flexibility and<br />

agility. The class is for children ages 3 to 10 years<br />

old. It helps them build up basic movement and<br />

motor skills including hand-eye coordination as<br />

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camaraderie and community.<br />

Childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic in<br />

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Parkinson’s support group<br />

The Grove City Parkinson’s support<br />

group meets the third Wednesday of each<br />

month at E.L. Evans Senior Center at 1<br />

p.m. These meetings are open to all who<br />

want to learn more about Parkinson’s disease.<br />


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Fitness Basics for Kids is located at 4450<br />

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Class sizes are small and<br />

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Health and Fitness<br />

Staying active this winter with outdoor events at Darby Park<br />

The following are events scheduled at<br />

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park this winter.<br />

Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park is<br />

located at 1775 Darby Creek Drive in<br />

southwest Franklin County.<br />

• Bison: Behind the Scenes, Jan. 25<br />

from 1 to 3 p.m. - See how park staff tend<br />

to our bison. Meet at the Nature Center.<br />

• Winter Tree ID, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. - No<br />

leaves? No problem. Learn to identify trees<br />

by the rest of their features. Meet at the<br />

Ranger Station.<br />

• Preschoolers: Dino Dig, Jan. 31 at 11<br />

a.m. or 1 p.m. - Dig up some dirt on how<br />

these prehistoric creatures lived. Ages 3-5<br />

meet at the Nature Center.<br />

• Succulents, Feb. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. -<br />

Come learn about these amazing indoor<br />

plants and pot one to bring home with you.<br />

Meet at the Nature Center.<br />

• Owls — Whoo’s Calling?, Feb. 1 at 5:30<br />

p.m - Lure in owls using calls on a one-mile<br />

hike. Meet at Indian Ridge.<br />

• Bison, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. - Enjoy a hike<br />

to see North America’s largest land mammal.<br />

Meet at the Nature Center.<br />

• Yoga in the Park, Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m.<br />

- Learn yoga to help rejuvenate your mind<br />

and body. Meet at Cedar Ridge Lodge.<br />

• Photo Group: Image Review, Feb. 8 at<br />

10 a.m. - Attendees are invited to share<br />

their photos and receive constructive feedback.<br />

All skill levels welcome. Ages 18 and<br />

older meet at the Nature Center.<br />

• Campfire, Feb. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. -<br />

Enjoy a winter campfire with hot coco and<br />

make s’mores. Meet at Ranger Station.<br />

• Noon Native Teas, Feb. 8 at 12 p.m. -<br />

Look at native and wild plants that can be<br />

used to make tea and then make your own<br />

blend. Meet at the Nature Center.<br />

• Wildlife Hike, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. - Take<br />

a two-mile hike and look for winter animal<br />

activity. Meet at Indian Ridge.<br />

• Full Snow Moon Hike, Feb. 9 from 6 to<br />

9:30 p.m. - Take a brisk four-mile hike<br />

through fields and forests. Meet at the<br />

Ranger Station.<br />

• Preschoolers: Woodpeckers in Winter.<br />

Feb. 11 at 9:30 or 11 a.m. - Learn all about<br />

these weird wonderful birds. Ages 3-5 meet<br />

at Nature Center.<br />

• I’m Frond of You, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. -<br />

Get outside with a loved one on Valentine’s<br />

Day and hike two-miles learning about<br />

ferns. Ages 18 and older meet at Indian<br />

Ridge.<br />

• Ironwood Wolves, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. -<br />

Ironwood Wolves talk about the relationship<br />

between two mighty North American<br />

mammals — the wolf and the bison. There<br />

will also be an opportunity to meet one of<br />

their ambassadors. Meet at the Nature<br />

Center.<br />

• Signs of Spring, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. -<br />

Walk and watch for early signs of spring.<br />

Meet at the Ranger Station.<br />

• Night at the Nature Center, Feb. 16<br />

from 6 to 8 p.m. - See what animals awaken<br />

after dark in the 53-foot living stream.<br />

Meet at the Nature Center.<br />

• Stump the Naturalist, Feb. 16 from 2<br />

to 4 p.m. - Learn about some weird things<br />

that have stumped our naturalist and<br />

check them out under a microscope. If you<br />

have something that you found but can’t<br />

identify, bring it along. Meet at the Nature<br />

Center.<br />

• 47th Annual Winker Hike Series, Feb.<br />

22 at 10 a.m. - Enjoy a two, four or six-mile<br />

trek along the banks and bluffs of Big<br />

Darby Creek. Meet at Ranger Station.<br />

• The Good, the Bad and the Hungry:<br />

Dealing with Wildlife Conflict in Your<br />

Landscape, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. - Viewing<br />

wildlife species in your backyard can be<br />

enjoyable, but sometimes conflict arises,<br />

usually in the form of damage such as<br />

eaten plants, dug up bulbs or holes in the<br />

lawn. Fortunately, most wildlife damage<br />

can be managed with the right techniques<br />

and strategies. Meet at the Nature Center.<br />

• Preschooler: Woodpeckers in Winter,<br />

Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. - Learn all<br />

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Health and Fitness<br />


Arnold Sports Festival to feature<br />

22,000 athletes from 80 nations<br />

The Arnold Sports Festival will host an estimated<br />

22,000 athletes from 80 nations compete in<br />

more than 80 sports and events on March 5-8 in<br />

Columbus.<br />

Headlining are IFBB Pro League professional<br />

bodybuilding contests and the Arnold Strongman<br />

Classic with the best built and strongest athletes<br />

in the world.<br />

The 32nd Arnold Classic will be held at<br />

Battelle Grand on March 7, along with the Bikini<br />

International, Arnold Classic Men’s Physique and<br />

Arnold Strongman Classic Finals. Other events<br />

include Fitness, Figure, Classic Physique,<br />

Women’s Physique and Pro Wheelchair.<br />

The Arnold Amateur NPC Bodybuilding,<br />

Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique<br />

Championships will be held at the Battelle Grand<br />

and Arnold Fitness EXPO from March 5-7.<br />

New events include: Arnold Medieval<br />

Fighting Invitational; WPO Powerlifting<br />

Semifinals; ROGUE World Weightlifting<br />

Challenge; Arnold Strongest Teen; Arnold Cup<br />

Stacking Tournament; Arnold Dart ‘N Dodge;<br />

and Arnold Bike Rodeo.<br />

Sports and events at the Ohio Expo Center<br />

include Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens<br />

EXPO, baton twirling, cheerleading and dance,<br />

futsal, gymnastics and martial arts.<br />

At the Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens<br />

EXPO, attendees can try more than 20 sports<br />

from archery to wrestling. This event for families<br />

is free for children 14 and under and is held at the<br />

Ohio Expo Center’s Bricker Building on March<br />

7-8.<br />

The Arnold Fitness EXPO will be March 6-8<br />

at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and<br />

feature more than 1,000 booths of the latest in<br />

sports equipment, apparel and nutrition and four<br />

stages that host non-stop competitions and entertainment.<br />

Admission to the Arnold Fitness EXPO, most<br />

events at the Greater Columbus Convention<br />

Center, the Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens<br />

EXPO and all events at the Ohio Expo Center are<br />

included in the Daily EXPO Ticket ($20 each in<br />

advance, $25 at the door). Tickets at the Ohio<br />

Expo Center are $20 at the door on event weekend.<br />

Children 14 and under are free. Parking at<br />

the Ohio Expo Center will be $10. Free shuttles<br />

will run from the Ohio Expo Center to the Greater<br />

Columbus Convention Center from March 6-8.<br />

VIP Ticket Packages and individual event<br />

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Keep your workout fresh<br />

Even the most ardent fitness enthusiasts<br />

sometimes lack the motivation to exercise.<br />

Various factors, including boredom<br />

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Boredom with a workout can sometimes<br />

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adults sports leagues on their premises or<br />

at nearby parks for outdoor sports. Sports<br />

such as racquetball, soccer and boxing or<br />

mixed martial arts provide great exercise<br />

and opportunities to meet other fitnessminded<br />

people. If games or competitions<br />

only take place once or twice a week, be<br />

sure to supplement your participation with<br />

more traditional workouts on off days.<br />

•Take along your tablet. Many fitness<br />

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with the cost of a membership. People<br />

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•Periodically change your regimen. It’s<br />

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Speak with a personal trainer at your gym<br />

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There’s more than one way to get fit, and<br />

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In Entertainment<br />

“Weathering With You” is like a peek of sun on a cloudy day<br />

While accepting the award for Best<br />

Foreign Language film at this year’s<br />

Golden Globes ceremony, writer and director<br />

Bong Joon-ho encouraged the audience<br />

to seek out non-English speaking movies.<br />

“Once you overcome the one-inch tall<br />

barrier of subtitles,” said the creator of<br />

Parasite, “you will be introduced to so<br />

many more amazing films.”<br />

Though I am not one who is adverse to<br />

foreign films and their accompanying subtitles,<br />

I know many who are. They tell me<br />

it is hard for their brain to process the<br />

reading of the text while understanding<br />

the action on the screen so they stop watching<br />

due to the difficulties presented. While<br />

I can see their point of view — it takes me a<br />

few minutes to adjust to the concept — I<br />

always thought it was silly to give up on a<br />

foreign film with subtitles unless it was<br />

truly awful. Then I watched a few animated<br />

foreign language films and had to<br />

reassess my previous notion.<br />

I have not seen many animated foreign<br />

films but I do struggle while watching<br />

them. Because the styling is so bright and<br />

the action so packed, my brain kind of goes<br />

into overload and short-circuits for a bit.<br />

And that is exactly what happened while I<br />

watched “Weathering With You” this past<br />

Pet Corner<br />

Pets of the week<br />

The Reel Deal - By Dedra Cordle<br />

weekend.<br />

“Weathering With You” is a Japanese<br />

anime that is both hand-drawn and computer<br />

animated. It was released in that<br />

country last summer and went on to<br />

become one of the top-grossing films at<br />

their box office in 2019. Not many foreign<br />

animated films go on to receive a stateside<br />

release, but when I saw it listed as an<br />

option this weekend, I took it; I really<br />

didn’t want to see another reboot or sequel.<br />

Though it was difficult to process initially,<br />

it is not a decision I regret. Once I overcome<br />

the barrier of one-inch subtitles, combined<br />

with pops of color of metropolis landscapes<br />

and dazzling depictions of weather<br />

events, I was introduced to a truly amazing<br />

film.<br />

The film is centered on the escapades of<br />

Hodaka Morishima (voiced by Kotaro<br />

Daigo), a 16-year-old runaway who is<br />

struggling to survive in the bustling city of<br />

Tokyo. After days of sleeping on the street<br />

and begging for jobs (employers will not<br />

hire him because he left his student ID<br />

back home), he seeks the assistance of<br />

Keisuke Suga (Shun Oguri), a potentially<br />

shady man who saved his life on the boat to<br />

the city.<br />

Upon entering Suga’s establishment,<br />

These furry friends are available<br />

for adoption at local<br />

rescues and shelters<br />

Hodaka realizes that his savior is not so<br />

shady, but he does run a questionable magazine<br />

that peddles conspiracy theories and<br />

urban legends. Though he has some misgivings,<br />

Hodaka accepts employment with<br />

Suga as it comes with a place to stay.<br />

While interviewing a psychic with fellow<br />

reporting assistant Natsumi (Tsuhasa<br />

Honda), he learns of the Weather Maiden,<br />

or girls who can control the elements. As it<br />

is constantly rainy in the city, Hodaka<br />

brushes this bit of legend off as heresy<br />

because certainly they would produce some<br />

nice weather days. Nonetheless, he is<br />

intrigued by the concept.<br />

Like any good budding reporter, he<br />

starts digging deeper into the “sunshine<br />

girl” phenomena and meets Hina Amano<br />

(Nana Mori), who previously offered him a<br />

kindness when he was starving. When he<br />

learns that she is capable of improving the<br />

weather just by praying, he sees it as a way<br />

for them to improve their financial situation.<br />

At first Hina is reserved, not wanting<br />

to make a profit off of her gift, but sees the<br />

benefit as sunny days make people smile.<br />

As they continue on their weather venture,<br />

the climate becomes more volatile during<br />

her ‘off days’ and strange things keep happening<br />

to Hina. Soon, the duo discover that<br />

what is good for the many may not be good<br />

for the few.<br />

Though the storyline in “Weathering<br />

With You” has its rough patches, it is visually<br />

a fantastic movie. The animation<br />

showcases what the ocean and sky look like<br />

during the abundance of rain and also the<br />

world through a prism as rays of sun burst<br />

through the clouds. I would put the animation<br />

in this film on par with “Frozen 2;” it<br />

really is capable of leaving you spellbound.<br />

Unlike a majority of animated film<br />

stateside, “Weathering With You” is not<br />

afraid to get gritty, tackling issues like<br />

income inequality, exploitation and climate<br />

change. There is even a secondary plot<br />

about gun violence, which makes the tone<br />

of the film a little more uneven.<br />

Despite some difficulties, both in the<br />

story and in self processing, “Weathering<br />

With You” is a great movie that, if you are<br />

willing and able, should catch sometime.<br />

I’m not certain it’s going to stay at the theaters<br />

much longer, but if you ever come<br />

across this film, stop and watch. It’s like a<br />

peek of sun on a dreary day. Grade B+<br />

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

and columnist.<br />

Daisy is a young<br />

beagle mix that is a<br />

work in progress. As<br />

she grew up there<br />

was no training or<br />

playing learned at all.<br />

Daisy is now learning<br />

how to play with<br />

other dogs, learning<br />

commands and trying to just be a young pup.<br />

She wants to please. She just never got the<br />

training every young dog needs. She is going<br />

to be a great dog for someone that is willing to<br />

work with her and help her continue to grow.<br />

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Elise is a sweet girl<br />

who was rescued<br />

with her sister. Her<br />

life turned around for<br />

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This 9-monthold<br />

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home. Elise is spayed, microchipped and up<br />

to date on vaccines.<br />

FYI: www.colonycats.org<br />

Spencer has been in<br />

and out of the shelter<br />

throughout 2019.<br />

This 3-year-old<br />

needs to be in a<br />

home with no cats or<br />

small dogs. Spencer<br />

is good with kids but<br />

can be a rowdy player<br />

at times. This lovely<br />

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Martin has been in<br />

the shelter for 250<br />

days, and he continues<br />

to wait patiently<br />

for his forever home.<br />

This 5-year-old is a<br />

staff and volunteer<br />

favorite. He’s been<br />

on shelter sleepovers<br />

and overnights visits. He cannot be in a<br />

home with other dogs or animals. Do you have<br />

the right home for Martin? Visit him today!<br />

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

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Pouches for patches<br />

Girl Scout Troop 5925, out of Grove City, sewed several dozen joey pouches for<br />

young kangaroos and other marsupials who have been orphaned or displaced due<br />

to the wildfires burning in Australia. The troop members spent several hours sewing<br />

the pouches that will be donated to Rescue Craft Collective, a craft guild that creates<br />

items for animal rescue efforts. The girl scouts are always looking for projects<br />

that would help animals in need.<br />

Rabies immunization clinic<br />

Franklin County Public Health and the<br />

Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine<br />

are holding a low-cost rabies immunization<br />

clinic on Jan. 31 for dogs and cats. The clinic<br />

will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the<br />

Franklin County Fairgrounds (Ganyard<br />

Building), 4100 Columbia St. in Hilliard.<br />

The cost is $5 per pet, cash only and no<br />

appointment is necessary. All dogs and<br />

cats must be on a leash or in an animal carrier.<br />

Pets between 3 months and 1 year of age<br />

or pets that have never been vaccinated<br />

will receive a one-year rabies vaccination<br />

and tag. Pets over 1 year old with proof of<br />

a prior rabies vaccination will receive a<br />

three-year rabies vaccination and tag.<br />

Proof of prior vaccination includes either a<br />

rabies vaccination certificate or a Franklin<br />

County/Columbus rabies tag. If you are<br />

unable to provide proof of a prior vaccination,<br />

your pet will receive a one-year rabies<br />

vaccination and tag.<br />

All dogs and cats in Franklin County<br />

are required to be vaccinated against<br />

rabies and are required to wear their<br />

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rabies tag. Dog licenses will also be available<br />

for sale by the Franklin County<br />

Auditor’s Office, and Columbus Humane<br />

will provide microchip ID’s at this clinic<br />

($15 each pet).<br />

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

or call Franklin County Public Health at<br />

(614) 525-3160.<br />

Fresh produce to be distributed<br />

Free fresh fruit and vegetables will be<br />

distributed on Feb. 8 to qualified, lowincome<br />

Franklin County residents. The<br />

fresh produce will be available at Central<br />

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

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

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

www.centralbaptistcolumbus.org.<br />

Free community meal<br />

Bethel Lutheran Church, 4501 Hoover<br />

Road in Grove City, will host a free community<br />

meal every third Saturday of each<br />

month. The food will be served from noon<br />

to 1 p.m. For more information, call the<br />

church office at 875-0510.<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Ris Twigg<br />

Message of kindness through art<br />

Deena Bun examines her second-grade daughter’s artwork on kindness, featured<br />

as one of the 469 entries at the PTA “Reflections” art show at Harmon Elementary<br />

School on Jan. 9. “It's about being kind. It’s showing people what is kind, and if<br />

nobody knows what kind is, they can look at my artwork and see,” Bun said. “My<br />

favorite part is sharing things and loving others.”

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to: P.O. Box 13557,<br />

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weekly/monthly, visit<br />

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Refrig. Repair 875-7588<br />


Don’t Get Stuck<br />

in the Cold!<br />



for all your<br />

Auto Service Needs!<br />

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

American & Foreign Cars<br />



Walker’s Basement<br />

Waterproofing. LLC<br />

614-359-4353<br />





Framing, Drywall Hanging,<br />

Drywall Finishing, Doors,<br />

Trim, Ceilings, Cabinets,<br />

2-16 A<br />

Shelves.<br />

Call Now For Est.<br />

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Epoxy Floor, Concrete<br />

Staining, Waterproofing<br />

Basement and Beams.<br />

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yrs exp Judy 614-946-2443<br />

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Accepting New Clients<br />

Under $100<br />

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AJ’s Concrete,<br />

Masonry<br />

Good Work - Fair Prices<br />

Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

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Now Accepting Credit Cards<br />

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

Block Work & Excavation<br />

Stamp Patios,<br />

Bsmt. Wall Restoration<br />

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



Chain Link - Wood<br />

No Job Too Big or Small<br />

All Repairs ~ Free Est.<br />

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5 & 6” Seamless gutters,<br />

covers, siding, gutter clng.<br />

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Seamless Gutters<br />

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licensed/bonded/insured<br />

2/2 A<br />



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Complete System Clean & Check<br />

$49.95<br />

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HOME<br />


Quality is our #1 Priority<br />



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Basement Remodels<br />

Room Additions • Roofs<br />

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Licensed • Insured • Bonded<br />

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or 614-801-1801 3-1<br />

W/SW<br />

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HOME<br />


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Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

Also Fencing &<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

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

614-284-2100<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

Phil Bolon Contr.<br />

Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

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

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

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

2-2<br />

A/M<br />

Free Est. - Financing Avail.<br />

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Baths, Kitchen,<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Plumbing and Electrical.<br />

All your Handyman needs<br />

No Job too Big or Small<br />

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

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2-2 A<br />

2-23 SW<br />

HOME<br />




Let us take care of your<br />

property while you’re home or<br />

away. Some services provided,<br />

check for any damage to your<br />

property. Checking for frozen or<br />

broken pipes. Adjusting<br />

temperature settings for when<br />

you come back home. Contacting and letting<br />

contractors in and out. Report suspicious activity.<br />


JODY DECKER 614-592-2474<br />

HOME<br />


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Plumbing & Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

2 -2<br />

Also Fencing & A<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

No Job Too Big Or Too<br />

Small - We Do It All<br />

614-702-3691<br />

HOME<br />


Finishing Carpenter for all<br />

your extra home repairs or<br />

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

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

Classified Services<br />

HOME<br />


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Professional Drywall<br />

Finishing Services<br />

“We Do It All”<br />

From New Builds to Remodels<br />

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Call Now For Est.<br />

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FOR YOU<br />

Summer, Spring,<br />

Winter or Fall<br />

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

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Trees & Shrubs, Garden,<br />

Mulching, Hauling,<br />

Garden Pond &<br />

Home Maint.<br />

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$20 & Up<br />

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2-16 A<br />

MOVING<br />

Aaron Allen Moving<br />

Local Moving Since 1956<br />

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

Celebrating 60 yrs in business<br />


Painter Over 30 Yrs Exp.<br />

Free Est. Reas Rates<br />

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A Job Well Done Again<br />

A lic. General Contractor<br />

Some Skilled Services<br />

Incl: Painting • Stucco,<br />

Repair•Carpentry•Exterior<br />

Drainage & Home Maint.<br />

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

Painting - Int./Ext.<br />

Gutters Clnd. Free Est.<br />

26 Yrs Exp. Call Dave<br />

614-270-2369 God Bless<br />

Walker’s Interior Painting<br />

Free Est. 614-359-4353<br />


DRYW<br />

YWALL &<br />


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A&M<br />

REPAIR<br />

Textured Ceilings<br />

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Residential/Commercial<br />

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For This Ad In Our<br />

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Will snake any sm drain<br />

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ALL IN ONE<br />


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All Major Credit Cards Accepted<br />


Bates & Sons<br />

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5 ★ Google Reviews<br />

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Robinson roofing & repairs<br />

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

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

Reas rates. Member of<br />

BBB. Dennis Robinson<br />

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


REPAIR<br />

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.<br />

service. Clean, oil, adjust<br />

in your home. $39.95 all<br />

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



Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />


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Welcome to 1396 Fergus Road<br />

Welcome to 1396 Fergus Rd, located in prestigious PINNACLE. FIRST FLOOR MASTER, in this quality built M/I Tennyson. Open floor plan w/soaring<br />

vaulted ceilings. Granite & Stainless kitchen with tons of 42'' maple cabinets, a ceramic tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting. Kitchen has views of the<br />

eating area as well as the great room with a gas log corner fireplace. Additional custom sun room is off of the eating area & steps into the over sized<br />

custom paver/hardscape patio area with a corner pergola. First floor is almost all real wood oak flooring. Private first floor master retreat offers a large<br />

walk in closet and a dual sink bath with a soaking tub. Upstairs is a loft area, two bedrooms with lots of closet space. This home is immaculate and ready<br />

for new owners, HURRY!<br />

$334,900 MLS#: 220000714<br />



C. Greg Skinner<br />

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I sell more, because I do more, call me for my free no obligation marketing presentation.<br />

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