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<strong>February</strong> 23 - March 7, <strong>2020</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLVI, No. 17<br />

4220 W. Broad St.<br />

(Across from Westland Mall)<br />

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Featuring<br />

our<br />

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Tricks of<br />

the trade<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

It is not often that school assemblies<br />

become ingrained in the mind, yet that is<br />

what happened to Tara Ysseldyke after<br />

she saw Jim ‘Basketball’ Jones.<br />

It was more than five years ago when<br />

Ysseldyke, then an educator at the intermediate<br />

level, brought her class down to<br />

see him perform for the school. At the<br />

time, she had not heard of Jones but was<br />

intrigued when she saw the vast amount<br />

of basketballs in a variety of sizes scattered<br />

throughout the gymnasium.<br />

Like many in the crowd, she believed<br />

they were in for a sports related presentation.<br />

She quickly learned that it was so<br />

much more.<br />

From the moment he made his presence<br />

known, he was engaging with the<br />

students in a way she had never seen<br />

before. He would pick some out of the<br />

crowd, talk to them, compliment them<br />

and assist them as they learned how to<br />

spin basketballs from the tips of their<br />

fingers and the side of their mouths.<br />

In between all of the action, he would<br />

remind them of their worth, and ask<br />

them to remind themselves of the worth<br />

of others. Then he would encourage them<br />

to never give up on themselves and to<br />

never give up on each other.<br />

Having assumed that his presentation<br />

would just be an entertaining bag of<br />

basketball gags and tricks, she said she<br />

was blown away by his entire presentation<br />

and the way he made the kids — and<br />

adults — feel.<br />

Earlier this year, Ysseldyke heard<br />

that her new school, Darby Woods<br />

Elementary, was looking to schedule<br />

character-based presentations to benefit<br />

the entire student body. She immediately<br />

thought of Jones.<br />

“I like his message of perseverance<br />

and kindness and thought it connected<br />

to our character-based education,” she<br />

wrote in an email, “so I thought I would<br />

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

Darby Woods Elementary student Chase Fullerton spins a basketball on his finger<br />

with the help of Jim ‘Basketball’ Jones at a school assembly on Feb. 10. Jones, a resident<br />

of Cleveland, travels the country speaking to students of all ages about bullying,<br />

kindness and self-acceptance. He also shows off some cool tricks of the trade too.<br />

mention it to our principal and see if we<br />

had the funds (to bring him to the<br />

school).”<br />

Much like Ysseldyke did after watching<br />

his first presentation, Brian Novar<br />

looked at Jones’s website and came away<br />

with the same impression she did.<br />

“As a part of our professional development,<br />

it is our mission to create a community<br />

where people know that they matter,<br />

where we emphasize good character and<br />

kind traits,” said Novar. “When I saw<br />

what he was about, I knew he would fit<br />

nicely with our character building mission.”<br />

Jones, who is known throughout the<br />

country for his talents with a basketball,<br />

said it is a personal goal to connect with<br />

people through his words rather than just<br />

the way he can spin and twirl and juggle<br />

basketballs with the various limbs on his<br />

body.<br />

“Having them connect with what I am<br />

saying is a great feeling,” he said. “I want<br />

them to come away believing in themselves,<br />

feeling good about themselves and<br />

maybe, just maybe, come away wanting to<br />

learn how to spin a basketball on their finger.”<br />

Jones said when he began presenting<br />

at schools more than two decades ago, he<br />

wasn’t always known as Mr. Motivation<br />

See TRICKS page 4<br />

Pitching policy<br />

in Columbus<br />

Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth<br />

Brown will hold a special competition<br />

event for a unique policy idea, and submissions<br />

are due by March 1.<br />

“Creating public policy is not just putting<br />

words on paper; it’s about making a<br />

difference in peoples’ lives,” said Brown.<br />

“No one knows more about the effect of a<br />

policy than the people impacted and I am<br />

excited to tap into the everyday expertise<br />

of residents to learn how our city can do<br />

better.”<br />

Brown will partner with Cohear, a<br />

See POLICY page 2<br />

Page 7<br />

Inside<br />

Pets of the Week ................. 7<br />

The Reel Deal ...................... 8<br />

Township News<br />

An update from Franklin Township on<br />

overdoses and traffic tickets Page 3<br />

Black History<br />

Hilltop Library celebrates Black History<br />

Month with song and dance Page 5<br />

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Indoor duathlon event<br />

The Prairie Township Community<br />

Center is hosting the <strong>2020</strong> indoor duathlon<br />

on Sunday March 22. This event consists of<br />

a 15-minute walk/run, 25-minute indoor<br />

cycle, and finishes with a 20-minute<br />

22nd Annual<br />

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walk/run. There will be three waves with<br />

eight spots each with the first wave starting<br />

at 7:30 a.m. The cost for this event is<br />

$30 until March 21 and $35 if you sign up<br />

on race day. Space is limited so reserve a<br />

spot. All participants with receive a finishers<br />

medal. To sign up, visit www.prairietownship.org,<br />

call 614-907-7990 or sign up<br />

at the community center in person.<br />

Fish fry<br />

The St. Cecilia Knights of Columbus will<br />

be hosting its annual fish fries starting<br />

POLICY<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

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Friday Feb. 28 and will be held each Friday<br />

through April 3 at St. Cecilia Catholic<br />

Church, 434 Norton Road. The hours of<br />

operation will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. and the cost<br />

is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $4.50<br />

for children.<br />

Free meal at Hoge Memorial<br />

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

Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2930<br />

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

Saturday.<br />

For more information, contact the<br />

first Policy Pitch Night, a civic competition<br />

for residents who have a policy idea to solve<br />

a problem, improve quality of life, or to<br />

make city government work better for all.<br />

Columbus residents of any age can submit<br />

a policy pitch for the competition by<br />

March 1 and can seek help from Cohear to<br />

hone their concept into a policy submission.<br />

Once the submission window has closed,<br />

a group of grassroots leaders and community<br />

members will then score the submissions<br />

and determine the top five finalists, who<br />

will have five to seven minutes to present<br />

their policy idea at an event on March 31.<br />

The audience will cast votes to select the<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

church at 276-5433 or visit www.hogepresby.org.<br />

Breakfast to benefit<br />

Special Olympics<br />

The Westgate Masonic Lodge #623 is<br />

preparing breakfasts once a month to benefit<br />

the Special Olympics. The public is<br />

invited to have breakfast the second<br />

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

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

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

a.m. to noon.<br />

final winner. After the community selects<br />

the winning policy, Brown will champion<br />

the issue at City Hall.<br />

Policy Pitch Night originated in<br />

Cincinnati two years ago when Cincinnati<br />

City Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld partnered<br />

with Cohear, pledging to bring the<br />

winning policy to City Hall. The annual<br />

event has been a resounding success in<br />

Cincinnati, and the Cohear team is proud<br />

to bring this opportunity to the Columbus<br />

community for the first time.<br />

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by 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 1.<br />

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By Amanda Ensinger<br />

Staff Writer<br />

The drug epidemic continues to afflict<br />

the westside and Franklin Township has<br />

seen the impact firsthand as a rash of overdoses<br />

have been reported. At a recent board<br />

meeting, officials discussed the ongoing<br />

problem.<br />

“There has been a dramatic spike in<br />

overdoses since the beginning of the<br />

month,” said Franklin Township Assistant<br />

Police Chief David Ratliff. “There must<br />

have been a bad batch because we have had<br />

multiple overdoses in the same day.”<br />

According to trustee Aryeh Alex, the situation<br />

is so bad right now that the<br />

Franklin County Coroner’s Office and prosecutor’s<br />

office have released statements<br />

cautioning drug users that there are fatal<br />

doses of heroin and cocaine spiked with<br />

fentanyl on the streets right now in an<br />

attempt to caution users.<br />

According to the coroner’s office, 10 people<br />

died of fatal overdoses in Columbus<br />

neighborhoods in the westside, south side<br />

and Linden area within 24 hours recently.<br />

Other crime issues were also discussed<br />

at the meeting, including an update on<br />

criminal activity for 2019. In 2019, township<br />

police took 7,194 dispatch runs, drove<br />

more than 62,000 miles, wrote 1,197 citations<br />

and took 294 accident reports.<br />

“We also wrote 8,378 camera citations,”<br />

Ratliff said. “Meaning this was the amount<br />

of people we cited for speeding in the township<br />

via our new traffic camera system.”<br />

The new traffic camera system cites<br />

drivers for going 10 miles per hour or more<br />

over the speed limit. One police officer<br />

operates the handheld camera during<br />

school hours and monitors for speeders.<br />

“Each speeding ticket is priced at a flat<br />

$100 fee,” said Franklin Township Police<br />

Chief Byron Smith. “This is significantly<br />

lower than the average speeding ticket in<br />

Ohio, which starts at about $140 and goes<br />

up with an increase in speed.”<br />

The township has raised several hundred<br />

thousand on the citations in 2019. Out<br />

of those funds, 59 percent went to the<br />

police department for school safety, 2 percent<br />

went to the community scholarship<br />

fund, 2 percent went to community engagement<br />

and the remaining funds went to the<br />

general fund and road department.<br />

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

the township has used those funds to<br />

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

graduating seniors. The township also<br />

donated $1,000 to the Ohio Youth<br />

Development for the Havenwood<br />

Afterschool Youth Scholarship Program<br />

and gave $200 to Franklin Heights High<br />

School’s Special Olympics Fund.<br />

In other news, the township is considering<br />

partnering with the county and city to<br />

create a tiny homes community.<br />

“They have done these in Denver and<br />

they have been very successful,” said John<br />

Fleshman, township trustee. “If we could<br />

find a large piece of land and figure out<br />

sewer and water hookup, it could be a very<br />

successful project. We also would be the<br />

first community in<br />

Ohio to offer this.”<br />

<strong>February</strong> 23, <strong>2020</strong> - WESTSIDE MESSENGER - PAGE 3<br />

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“If we could find<br />

a property of this<br />

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Fleshman said. “It would be a great<br />

investment in the community.”<br />

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PAGE 4 - WESTSIDE MESSENGER - <strong>February</strong> 23, <strong>2020</strong><br />

TRICKS<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

with a Basketball.<br />

“I didn’t think anyone would be interested<br />

in anything I had to say,” he said.<br />

It was a belief that had been entrenched<br />

in his mind since elementary school.<br />

When Jones was a kindergartener, he<br />

had trouble understanding letters and<br />

words.<br />

“They just didn’t make any sense to me<br />

whatsoever,” Jones said. “I tried with all of<br />

my might to make it make sense, but it<br />

wasn’t coming to me.”<br />

After a series of tests, Jones was diagnosed<br />

with dyslexia and put into a special<br />

education program to build his skills at his<br />

learning level. As a student in the program,<br />

it made him an easy target.<br />

“At first it wasn’t so bad but our school<br />

was set up in numerical order,” said Jones.<br />

“The first graders were at the front of the<br />

school, the third in the middle section and<br />

the fifth at the end. As I grew, and my<br />

classmates grew, they went further in the<br />

back and I stayed in the front.<br />

“It wasn’t easy, listening to what they<br />

would say to me or about those in the special<br />

education program, but I tried not to<br />

let it get in my heart.”<br />

He said he considers himself fortunate<br />

that he was placed into the special education<br />

program even though it made him an<br />

“easy person for others to pick on.”<br />

“I think when you grow up with challenges,<br />

it makes you a little grittier and it<br />

gives you a stronger work ethic because<br />

things do not come easily to you,” he said.<br />

Though he struggled at school, he persevered<br />

and went on to graduate with a<br />

degree in finance at Bowling Green State<br />

University and then a master’s at Ohio<br />

State University.<br />

Jones said when he tells people that tidbit,<br />

they always wonder what he is doing<br />

travelling the country performing at<br />

schools while showcasing his skills with a<br />

basketball (or three or four and all of various<br />

sizes).<br />

“It surprises them,” he said. “It surprises<br />

me too sometimes but I do not want to be<br />

doing anything else.”<br />

He said what he loves about his work is<br />

that when he goes into a new school, he<br />

always learns a new story and makes a<br />

new connection.<br />

For instance, when he performed at<br />

Darby Woods on Feb. 10, there was a student<br />

who was not paying attention to his<br />

performance. Though Jones said he wasn’t<br />

offended in the slightest, he could tell other<br />

kids were getting agitated by their actions.<br />

So he asked the child politely to sit, gave<br />

them a pencil, told them how awesome<br />

they are and then later had them come up<br />

to help him perform one of the more complex<br />

basketball skills acts.<br />

“(This child) gave me the biggest smile<br />

and talked to me afterwards,” he said. “I<br />

was later told that it was something they<br />

rarely do.”<br />

Jones said he knows all about not judging<br />

people by their appearance, or even<br />

judging them by a bad moment or day.<br />

“We all have them and we all make mistakes,”<br />

he said. “No one is perfect and that<br />

is completely OK.<br />

“You never know what someone is going<br />

through so that is why you always want to<br />

show kindness to them.”<br />

He said that while he does not share<br />

most of his story with the kids —“too boring,”<br />

he joked — he does slip in lessons he<br />

has learned along the way while dazzling<br />

them with spinning basketballs that fly<br />

through the air.<br />

“When I started doing this as my career,<br />

I knew I wasn’t going to change the world,”<br />

he said. “But I knew I wanted to change a<br />

part of their world by being kind and<br />

reminding them that they are enough.”<br />

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Savannah Rivers was pulled out of the audience to assist in an act that saw Jones pour<br />

water in her mouth while spinning the basketball. The towel was used as a precaution.<br />

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www.columbusmessenger.com <strong>February</strong> 23, <strong>2020</strong> - WESTSIDE MESSENGER - PAGE 5<br />

Westgate Neighbor’s Association to offer scholarship to local student<br />

Applications are now being accepted for<br />

the <strong>2020</strong> Westgate Neighborhood<br />

Scholarship.<br />

This scholarship is open to any graduating<br />

high school senior who is a resident of<br />

Westgate in Columbus (Westgate boundaries<br />

for the purposes of this scholarship<br />

are defined as West Broad Street to<br />

Sullivant and Hague to Demorest) and has<br />

applied to attend a college, university,<br />

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

Learning through art and dance<br />

During <strong>February</strong>, Columbus Metropolitan Libraries across the city are hosting a<br />

series of events to celebrate Black History Month. On Feb. 11, the Hilltop Branch<br />

invited patrons of all ages to join Babaaritah Clark, a West African song and dance<br />

performer, to learn about African history and culture through the art of song and<br />

dance. Clark is pictured here teaching kids at the Hilltop Library a song called<br />

“Funga Alafia,” which means “welcome, blessings” in Nigeria. After teaching the<br />

song, Clark taught around 15 kids the dance that goes along with the song.<br />

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Historical Performance<br />

In Education<br />

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

To celebrate President’s Day, the<br />

Hilltop Historical Society hosted a<br />

Ulysses S. Grant reenactment for the<br />

community at Crossroads United<br />

Methodist Church on Feb. 16. Dave<br />

Dobos, president of the society, said<br />

the organization tries to provide programs<br />

that promote not only the history<br />

of Hilltop, but of Ohio as well.<br />

Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of<br />

the United States, was portrayed by<br />

Doug Ebert. Ebert took listeners back<br />

in time, detailing the President Grant’s<br />

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years growing up in Point Pleasant,<br />

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Six schools in the South-Western City Schools District earned the Momentum Award<br />

from the state of Ohio. The schools were recognized at a recent school board meeting.<br />

Schools gaining momentum<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

It is difficult to achieve straight A’s on<br />

any report card, let alone one whose standards<br />

are determined by the state department<br />

of education, yet six schools in the<br />

South-Western City district managed to<br />

accomplish that feat in the 2018/19 school<br />

year.<br />

On Feb. 11, Buckeye Woods Elementary<br />

was recognized at the board of education<br />

meeting along with Franklin Woods,<br />

Galloway Ridge, Holt Crossing, Park<br />

Street and Hayes Intermediate Schools for<br />

being named the recipients of the state’s<br />

Momentum Awards.<br />

The criteria set for the award, said Brad<br />

Faust, the district’s assistant superintendent<br />

of curriculum, is to have earned<br />

straight A’s in all value-added measures on<br />

the state report card. In addition to that<br />

standard, they also have to have at least<br />

two value-added subgroups of students,<br />

which include gifted, lowest 20 percent in<br />

achievement, and students with disabilities.<br />

To meet the criteria is an arduous task,<br />

said district officials, and these schools<br />

were able to meet those standards by<br />

exceeding expectations in student growth.<br />

Among the recipients of the Momentum<br />

Awards were three schools that had previously<br />

been recognized and three who were<br />

recognized for the first time.<br />

Since the state board of education began<br />

recognizing schools with Momentum<br />

Awards, Holt Crossing has amassed four,<br />

all of them consecutively. They are one of<br />

just 69 schools in the state to earn the<br />

award for three or more years.<br />

Principal Tyler Winner said the recognition<br />

is not something the school takes for<br />

granted.<br />

“We are always pushing ourselves and<br />

always striving to be better,” he said. “We<br />

hold this award in high regard.”<br />

He said one of the greatest factors in<br />

achieving student growth is the dedication<br />

the staff has to enrich the educational<br />

experience of its students.<br />

“We truly have a staff that loves their<br />

kids.”<br />

Buckeye Woods and Galloway Ridge<br />

received their second Momentum Award.<br />

Angie Chandler, a literacy coach at<br />

Buckeye Woods, said the consistency of the<br />

staff that is always working toward greater<br />

student achievement has been a boon to<br />

the school as has the push toward creating<br />

an inclusive environment.<br />

“We expect 100 percent kindness in<br />

action each day,” she said.<br />

Brittany Budimirovic, the principal at<br />

Galloway Ridge, said the implementation<br />

of programs such as pizza with a principal<br />

and the showcasing of student talent and<br />

achievement have all contributed to a more<br />

positive and engaging experience for students<br />

and staff.<br />

Franklin Woods, Park Street and Hayes<br />

Intermediate all received Momentum<br />

Awards for the first time.<br />

Park Street Assistant Principal J.D.<br />

Johnson said they have fostered an environment<br />

where it is acceptable to make<br />

mistakes.<br />

“We have a growth mindset in our classroom<br />

and with the staff that it is OK to<br />

make mistakes,” he said.<br />

The lesson, he added, is that while mistakes<br />

are normal, you have to keep pushing<br />

on with the desire to learn and to grow<br />

as a student, teacher and individual.<br />

At Hayes Intermediate, Principal<br />

Michael Nesler said intervention teams<br />

are one of the largest contributors to<br />

exceeding student growth while Franklin<br />

Woods Principal Andy Stotz said it was the<br />

commitment to invest in more rigorous<br />

curriculum that pushed the school toward<br />

greater student achievement. He also<br />

noted the implementation of social and<br />

emotional programs for staff and students<br />

that have been an immense benefit to the<br />

school.<br />

In addition to these contributing factors,<br />

each school representative said it was<br />

the district’s enactment of programs such<br />

as I-Ready, a diagnostic tool that offers<br />

real-time assessment to teachers regarding<br />

a students’ strengths and weaknesses in<br />

reading and mathematics, and the encouragement<br />

of participation in Teachers<br />

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“Fantasy Island” is a tedious slog to get through<br />

In “Fantasy Island,” a magical power source is able to<br />

turn back the hands of time to give its characters the<br />

opportunity to choose a different path. And it is such a<br />

shame that the source is not real as I would very much like<br />

to recover the hours spent watching this garbage.<br />

“Fantasy Island” is one of the dumbest movies I have<br />

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quite some time” at the end of that statement. It is just one<br />

of the dumbest movies I have ever seen. Full stop.<br />

From the moment it opens with a woman running<br />

through the jungle in high heels to the unveiling of the<br />

deepest and darkest desires of the main characters to it<br />

unsurprising and nonsensical end, this film is a tedious<br />

slog to get through. While there are brief sputters of interesting<br />

things happening, such as contest winner<br />

Melanie (Lucy Hale) getting to exact revenge on<br />

what she believes is a holographic form of a childhood<br />

tormentor, it is just as quickly squashed by<br />

things like dialogue and acting and pacing issues.<br />

The latter is a big problem in this film, especially<br />

because the story relies on the fulfillment fantasies<br />

of five characters and the concept of being careful<br />

with what you wish for.<br />

While pacing was an issue, it was not the primary<br />

issue I had with this film. That would be the<br />

lack of knowing what it wanted to be and just<br />

throwing things around to see if it would make<br />

sense. I am not one to say that a film must choose<br />

one genre but “Fantasy Island” tries it hand at several<br />

and fails at them all. It tries to create a supernatural<br />

atmosphere but it dies with the reanimated<br />

bodies that pile up. It reaches for the psychological<br />

thriller but is neither psychologically compelling<br />

nor thrilling. When it bombs at those genres, it<br />

goes for horror and is horrible. Then it tries to turn<br />

itself into a campy comedy and just sputters out like a<br />

small fire in a torrential rain.<br />

The attempt at the latter was particularly egregious as<br />

that is a personal favorite. It is hard to pull off camp but<br />

what helps is a cast that is in on the joke, even if the overall<br />

film is not that great. The cast in this film, which<br />

includes Maggie Q, Michael Pena, Ryan Hansen and<br />

Austin Stowell, do not seem to be in on any joke, though<br />

Hansen tries when paired up with Jimmy O. Yang. (The<br />

two play brothers wanting to live the high life.) Instead, it<br />

feels as if they do not know what is going on or how they<br />

came to be involved with the film. I suspect it had more to<br />

do with the island location and the paycheck rather than<br />

an affinity for the script.<br />

With a terribly told story, shoddy pacing and not-sogreat<br />

acting, “Fantasy Island” will not fulfill any fantasies<br />

you have about watching a good movie, or even being<br />

entertained by a bad one: It’s just this weird hodge-podge<br />

of rough draft ideas with a very low enjoyment factor. If, by<br />

some chance, you had wanted to see this movie, do yourself<br />

a favor and speak with your wallet and consult with your<br />

free time beforehand; listen to it and agree with it as they<br />

tell you to spend it on something else, anything else. After<br />

all, there is no magical power source granting us the<br />

opportunity to choose a different path. Grade: F<br />

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

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WANT TO BUY<br />

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FOR SALE<br />

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RENTALS<br />

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Welcome<br />

Adult Care<br />

xMisc. for Sale<br />

Misc. for Sale<br />

xInformation<br />

MARCH GIVEAWAY<br />

Place a prepaid classified line ad in our paper<br />

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GOOD LUCK TO<br />

EVERYONE!!!!<br />

Carolyn’s<br />

Cottage<br />

Private Assisted Living<br />

3036 Woodgrove Dr.<br />

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614-376-9761<br />

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USED VEHICLES<br />

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APPLIANCE REPAIR<br />

Washer, Dryer, Stove &<br />

Refrig. Repair 875-7588<br />

AUTO SERVICE<br />

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in the Cold!<br />

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for all your<br />

Auto Service Needs!<br />

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BASEMENT<br />

REMODELING<br />

BASEMENT<br />

REMODELING<br />

Framing, Drywall Hanging,<br />

Drywall Finishing, Doors,<br />

Trim, Ceilings, Cabinets,<br />

3-15 A<br />

Shelves.<br />

Call Now For Est.<br />

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Epoxy Floor, Concrete<br />

Staining, Waterproofing<br />

Basement and Beams.<br />

Call Todd 614-597-8652<br />

CARPET CLEANING<br />

DIRT BUSTERS<br />

Any 5 areas $75. Home<br />

Specializing in Pet Owners<br />

614-805-1084<br />

CLEANING<br />

Holly’s Halos<br />

Accepting New Clients<br />

Under $100<br />

Bonded-Ins. 614-426-3624<br />

CONCRETE<br />

AJ’s Concrete,<br />

Masonry<br />

Good Work - Fair Prices<br />

Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Epoxy/Overlay Floors<br />

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.<br />

Now Accepting Credit Cards<br />

614-419-9932<br />

EDDIE MOORE<br />

CONSTRUCTION<br />

Quality Concrete Work<br />

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

Block Work & Excavation<br />

Stamp Patios,<br />

Bsmt. Wall Restoration<br />

35 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.<br />

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

INFORMATION<br />

ONLY<br />

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For This Ad In Our<br />

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For Info Call<br />

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3/1 A<br />

FENCING<br />

EAZY FENCE<br />

Chain Link - Wood<br />

No Job Too Big or Small<br />

All Repairs ~ Free Est.<br />

Insured. 614-670-2292<br />

GUTTERS<br />

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GUTTER CLEANING<br />

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Low Price-Great Service<br />

5 & 6” Seamless gutters,<br />

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Bill 614-306-4541<br />

HAULING<br />

DUMPSTER RENTAL<br />

7 days a week $200<br />

includes dump fees.<br />

Hauling of all materials<br />

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DEAN’S HAULING<br />

614-276-1958<br />

HEATING<br />

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Complete System Clean & Check<br />

$49.95<br />

Free Carbon<br />

Monoxide Testing<br />

Gas-Oil-Electric Heat/Pumps<br />

All Makes • All Models<br />

43 yrs exp. • Sr. Discount<br />

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HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

Quality is our #1 Priority<br />

HELMS’ CONTRACTING<br />

Call For FREE ESTIMATES<br />

New Kitchens & Baths<br />

New Replacement Windows<br />

Basement Remodels<br />

Room Additions • Roofs<br />

More than 25 Years Experience<br />

Licensed • Insured • Bonded<br />

Bill Helms 614-296-0850<br />

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

W/SW<br />

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Member of BBB<br />

Financing Available<br />

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.<br />

Licensed-Bonded-Insured<br />

Owner & Operator<br />

James 614-419-7500<br />

3/1 A<br />

3-1 A<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

SLAGLE<br />

HOME REMODELING<br />

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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614-332-3320<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

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Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

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

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

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

Free Est. - Financing Avail.<br />

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or 614-863-9912<br />

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Also Fencing &<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

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

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HOME<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

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

HOME<br />

REMODELING<br />

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Finishing Services<br />

“We Do It All”<br />

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Call Now For Est.<br />

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LAWN CARE<br />

LET US MAINTAIN<br />

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Mulching, Hauling,<br />

Garden Pond &<br />

Home Maint.<br />

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$20 & Up<br />

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ROOFING<br />

MASONRY<br />

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32 yrs in Business<br />

•Brick •Block •Stone<br />

•Cultured Stone • Stucco<br />

•Concrete •Tuck Pointing<br />

•Chimney Work<br />

•Glass Block Windows<br />

•Basement Waterproofing<br />

Free Estimates<br />

MOVING<br />

Aaron Allen Moving<br />

Local Moving Since 1956<br />

Bonded & Insured<br />

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

Celebrating 60 yrs in business<br />

PAINTING<br />

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A lic. General Contractor<br />

Some Skilled Services<br />

Incl: Painting • Stucco,<br />

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Drainage & Home Maint.<br />

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

Painter Over 30 Yrs Exp.<br />

Free Est. Reas Rates<br />

Daniel 614-226-4221<br />

Painting - Int./Ext.<br />

Gutters Clnd. Free Est.<br />

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614-270-2369 God Bless<br />

PEST CONTROL<br />

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PLASTERING<br />

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Classified Services<br />

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$125 + tax. 614-778-2584<br />

ALL IN ONE<br />

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Call For A Free Phone Estimate<br />

$100.00 For Any Small Drain<br />

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30% OFF with AD<br />

POWER WASHING<br />

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614-586-3417<br />

ROOFING<br />

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

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

Reas rates. Member of<br />

BBB. Dennis Robinson<br />

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

SEWING MACHINE<br />

REPAIR<br />

REPAIR all makes 24 hr.<br />

service. Clean, oil, adjust<br />

in your home. $39.95 all<br />

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

SNOW REMOVAL<br />

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LLC.com<br />

We have all your snow<br />

removal needs. Many<br />

options/services-treatment<br />

before a snow, plowing,<br />

sidewalks, driveways, salt<br />

applications & more.<br />

We match quotes!<br />

614-407-5214<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

BURNS TREE SERVICE<br />

Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164<br />

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Cycling can have positive impacts on both the mind and body<br />

As warm temperatures return, many<br />

people renew their interest in spending<br />

time outdoors. Spring and summer are<br />

peak times of year to enjoy the great outdoors.<br />

A popular activity in spring, summer<br />

and fall, cycling benefits the mind and body<br />

in various ways.<br />

•Mind. One of the more common mental<br />

health benefits of exercise is that working<br />

up a sweat can help alleviate physical and<br />

mental stress. Reducing stress is important<br />

for overall health and can reduce a<br />

person’s risk of developing certain illnesses.<br />

Cycling is a great way to get outdoors,<br />

meet people and see the scenery. Getting<br />

outside to exercise also can reduce anxiety<br />

and depression.<br />

•Body. The Victoria State Department<br />

Better Health Channel says that cycling<br />

for health and fitness is a good idea. Riding<br />

a bicycle is a low-impact form of exercise<br />

for people of all ages. Cycling can be fun<br />

and doesn’t require expensive equipment.<br />

Cycling generally causes less strain on<br />

joints and other areas of the body because<br />

it is low-impact. However, cycling provides<br />

enough resistance to be an effective muscle<br />

workout.<br />

People who want to improve their cardiovascular<br />

health and manage their<br />

weight can turn to cycling to achieve their<br />

goals. Cycling raises one’s metabolic rate to<br />

help the body burn fat when combined with<br />

a healthy diet. Cycling Weekly says cycling<br />

burns between 400 and 1,000 calories an<br />

hour, depending on the intensity of a ride<br />

and the rider’s weight. Individuals can<br />

modify the distance and intensity of a<br />

cycling workout to suit their fitness goals.<br />

Disease risk and adverse health outcomes<br />

can be reduced by hopping on a bike.<br />

A study conducted by researchers at the<br />

University of Glasgow examined more than<br />

260,000 individuals over the course of five<br />

years. The study found that cycling to work<br />

can cut a rider’s risk of developing heart<br />

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Bounce in Grove City. Big Bounce offers a Kid’s<br />

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those who just want to do their own thing.<br />

Tired of running on the treadmill or doing the<br />

same old workout routine? Join the Fit Jump class<br />

and burn up to a thousand calories while participating<br />

in bootcamp style training on the trampolines.<br />

Did you know that rebounding on a trampoline<br />

affects every organ and is directly related to<br />

the efficiency of the lymphatic and immune system?<br />

Not only will you burn a ton of calories, you<br />

are releasing toxins from the body.<br />

Big Bounce also offers dodgeball, group<br />

events, parties and more.<br />

Gymnastics is one of the most rewarding<br />

physical activities that a child can experience. It<br />

boosts self esteem, confidence, physical fitness<br />

and life skills.<br />

Fliptastic! Gymnastics, in the Hilliard area,<br />

offers gymnastics and tumbling in their 12,000<br />

plus square foot facility. Their certified instructors<br />

teach both recreational and competitive gymnastics<br />

in a safe and structured environment. The<br />

gym offers a diverse curriculum to accommodate<br />

all levels of interest and abilities.<br />

The facility has three separate gym areas for<br />

age appropriate instruction for pre-school through<br />

high school age gymnastics. The recreational<br />

gymnastics program provided by Fliptastic!<br />

Owned and operated by former Ohio State<br />

cheerleader Trisha Rich, certified personal trainer,<br />

former fitness competitor, and competitive<br />

gymnast. Rich has a true passion for the sport of<br />

gymnastics and cheerleading. Through her<br />

knowledge, technique and skill, she has developed<br />

trampoline classes to improve your skill<br />

level and help achieve your fitness goals.<br />

Whether you want to jump for fun, fitness, or for<br />

your sport, Big Bounce has it all.<br />

Big Bounce is located at 1645 Gateway Circle<br />

in Grove City. For more information, contact Big<br />

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PAID ADVERTISING<br />

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Gymnastics is designed to develop skills and<br />

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program, they also offer competitive teams.<br />

Their competitive Xcel Team program is currently<br />

ranked as one of the top five Xcel programs in<br />

the state of Ohio.<br />

If you are considering gymnastics instruction<br />

for your child, contact Fliptastic! Gymnastics,<br />

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Remember.... confidence built at a young age<br />

lasts a lifetime.<br />

disease or cancer in half.<br />

Those eager to get started on cycling are<br />

encouraged to begin slowly, especially if it<br />

has been awhile since they last exercised.<br />

It’s also important to find the right-sized<br />

bicycle to reduce strain and injury. A fullservice<br />

bike shop can help bike shoppers<br />

find one that is the right height and frame<br />

BIG BOUNCE<br />

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(614) 957-5382<br />

Birthday Partys<br />

Kids Night<br />

Classes Available<br />

Dodgeball<br />

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a Jump or a Class<br />

size for the rider’s body. The height of the<br />

handlebars and the seat also can be adjusted<br />

for comfort.<br />

Always consult with a physician prior to<br />

exercise to ensure that the regimen is safe.<br />

Those with prior injuries or health problems<br />

should be doubly careful, though<br />

cycling is generally safe for beginners.

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