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<strong>April</strong> 5-18, <strong>2020</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVII, No. 21<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Rick Palsgrove<br />

Volunteers pull up flood damaged carpet at Asbury United Methodist Church South on March 21.<br />

Torrential rains on March 20 produced a damaging flood that entered the church’s sanctuary.<br />

Flood damages Asbury Church<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Editor<br />

The Asbury United Methodist Church South congregation<br />

began worshipping together in 1806 and, in 214 years, church<br />

members believe they have never seen flood waters like those<br />

that swamped the church on March 20-21.<br />

Analysis<br />

On March 20, more than 3 inches of torrential rain flooded<br />

nearby creeks, streams, fields, homes, and yards throughout<br />

the area. The water surrounded the church and its parking<br />

lot, located at 4760 Winchester Pike in Madison Township,<br />

and flowed into the building. Flood waters a foot deep or more<br />

reached inside the 54-year-old church’s sanctuary damaging<br />

the chancel/altar, wooden pews, floor, and carpeting.<br />

“The severity of the flooding came from the amount of rain,<br />

upwards of 3 inches, that were received in a short period of<br />

time north of Madison Township,” said Madison Township<br />

Public Works Superintendent Dave Watkins. “Blacklick<br />

Creek begins northeast of New Albany in Licking County and<br />

flows through Gahanna and Reynoldsburg. The (local) areas<br />

that were affected are in a FEMA flood plain and, unfortunately,<br />

homes and a church were damaged.”<br />

Added Carla Marable, director of communications for the<br />

Franklin County Engineer’s Office, “Friday’s heavy rain incident<br />

distributed a large amount of rain in a short amount of<br />

See FLOOD, page 2<br />

Photo courtesy of Asbury United Methodist Church<br />

Flood waters a foot deep or more<br />

swamped the Asbury United Methodist<br />

Church South’s sanctuary.<br />

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A quiet atmosphere<br />

embraces Groveport<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Editor<br />

The impression one gets when walking along the fairly empty<br />

streets of Groveport these days is that the place is very quiet in<br />

the wake of the coronavirus situation.<br />

Governor Mike DeWine’s “stay at home” order and the clamp<br />

down on group gatherings, as well as the shuttering of the schools<br />

and of some businesses to combat the spread of the coronavirus,<br />

has created a quiet atmosphere on and along the streets.<br />

One recent evening as I walked with a friend around Groveport<br />

it struck me that the nearly non-existent traffic and no parked<br />

cars on Main Street reminded me of my youth in the 1960s. The<br />

town was much smaller and slow paced in those days. There just<br />

was not a lot of traffic most of the time then. It was quiet then,<br />

now it is quiet again.<br />

“The streets are so quiet now,” observed Groveport resident<br />

Brenda Watts.<br />

She said that when the quarantine first began, the quick changes<br />

occurring in everyone’s lives were “incredibly unsettling.”<br />

“Now each day brings new information,” said Watts. “And the new<br />

information brings modifications to our modern lives. It feels helpless<br />

as all of this rolls over us. And the quiet that was once odd and<br />

uneasy now feels more comforting. The silence that falls on our little<br />

town at each sunset brings a calm.”<br />

Watts recalled two other times when the town was so quiet - once<br />

when construction was being done on the streets through town and<br />

also after 9/11.<br />

“After 9/11 there was a quiet that felt sad and confusing - which is<br />

similar in a way to the sadness and confusion we are maneuvering<br />

through now,” said Watts. “But then with the tears came hugs and<br />

the reassurance of being with groups of loved ones and friends.”<br />

However, the look of the empty streets are deceiving. There is<br />

indeed much going on in town. People are out walking their dogs<br />

or just out for a peaceful walk themselves. Joggers pound the<br />

pavement. Bicycles whirr past. Folks are working in their garages<br />

and gardens. People are enjoying the parks (at safe distances).<br />

Restaurants, though closed to sit down diners, are doing take out<br />

and delivery orders. People who can are doing their jobs at home.<br />

On warm days one will see people sitting on their front porches<br />

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Businesses that can<br />

remain open are serving<br />

the public.<br />

“Despite the social<br />

distancing it has<br />

been nice to see more<br />

folks out taking<br />

walks, riding bikes,<br />

and enjoying the mild<br />

weather,” said Groveport<br />

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PAGE 2 - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 5, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Madison (County) Editor Kristy Zurbrick won third place for<br />

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FLOOD<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

time. Blacklick Creek was unable to handle this<br />

amount of rain and therefore flooded.”<br />

Regarding the extent of the flood damage in the<br />

area, Marable said, “The roadway (Winchester Pike)<br />

was not significantly impacted by the flooding. We do<br />

not know the extent of damage to private property.”<br />

When asked if there are any broken or clogged drain<br />

tiles in that area that could have contributed to the<br />

water reaching as far as it did into Asbury United<br />

Methodist Church South and some of the area homes,<br />

Marable said, “Yes, we know there is a pipe in that<br />

area with a degraded outlet, but in an event of this<br />

magnitude it is insignificant.”<br />

Marable said an engineering study would be necessary<br />

determine if flooding of this magnitude could be<br />

prevented in the future.<br />

The flooding of the church<br />

Pastor Mary Jo Yeakle said the flood water began<br />

entering Asbury United Methodist Church South<br />

around 4 p.m. on March 20.<br />

“The water rose up quickly. It primarily damaged<br />

the sanctuary with water a foot deep or more. The<br />

wooden pews sat in water all night before they could be<br />

taken out of the sanctuary,” said Yeakle. “According to<br />

our church elders, this kind of flood has never happened<br />

here before. Why did it happen now? How did it<br />

happen? Will it happen again in the future?”<br />

Yeakle said 40 to 45 volunteers swiftly arrived at<br />

the church to salvage what could be saved from the<br />

waters and to clean up the mess the flood left behind.<br />

“It is one of the things that makes church life amazing,”<br />

said Yeakle of the efforts of the volunteers. “It’s a<br />

labor of love.”<br />

She said volunteers included church members, community<br />

members, church trustees, Scouts, and included<br />

support from the Capital Area Southern District of<br />

the Methodist Church.<br />

Yeakle said the flooding displaced people in nearby<br />

homes and the church was providing shelter for them<br />

after fire department rescue personnel ferried the people<br />

from their houses by boat. But then the flooding<br />

inundated the sanctuary.<br />

“The Red Cross couldn’t get here in time, said<br />

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Continued from page 1<br />

roof, which was fairly common 15 years ago, but has<br />

given way to electronic entertainment. I recently<br />

pulled up to a teen who was skateboarding in front of<br />

a local business and asked him what he thought he<br />

was doing. As he removed his earbuds thinking he was<br />

in trouble I joked with him about skateboarding being<br />

‘old fashioned’ then assured him that it was highly<br />

encouraged.”<br />

Activity abounds in the hush of the virus crisis. We<br />

take precautions against the coronavirus, but we defiantly<br />

refuse to let it stop us from living.<br />

“And now we are finding ways to try to stay connected<br />

across safe distances,” said Watts. “It is wonderful to see<br />

the creativity and kindness of neighbors and friends<br />

reaching out to each other across our six feet of safety. I<br />

hope this forced distancing - when lifted - brings us closer<br />

than we allowed ourselves to be before.”<br />

Mayor Lance Westcamp said the city is taking the<br />

pandemic seriously.<br />

“We are abiding by the governor’s and the health<br />

department’s orders not only to keep our employees, but<br />

our residents safe,” said Westcamp. “We are now down to<br />

just a few employees working. The police department is<br />

doing an incredible job. I believe we are in for the long<br />

haul on this situation.”<br />

Westcamp encouraged residents to visit local businesses.<br />

“These are tough times for them,” said Westcamp. “We<br />

have already seen the hardship of a couple businesses.<br />

The recent heavy rains did not help matters. We take<br />

pride in the community we live, Groveport. When we<br />

work together, do what we are suppose to do, we will get<br />

through this.”<br />

Sgt. Short said that, with the governor’s “stay at<br />

home” order police officers have seen a significant drop<br />

in calls for service and a drastic drop in traffic volume.<br />

“Naturally that means fewer crimes being committed<br />

and reported and a sharp decrease in traffic accidents,”<br />

said Sgt. Short. “It is very similar to what we<br />

experience on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day when<br />

most people stay at home. Sadly during holidays or<br />

times when families are inside for extended periods we<br />

see an increase in domestic incidents, but fortunately<br />

this has yet to manifest.”<br />

In our battle against the coronavirus, we may find<br />

our common cause will bring us closer together in<br />

unexpected ways. We are slowing down, taking stock,<br />

and focusing on what is important. There’s a re-awakening<br />

in ourselves, an awareness of the beauty of life<br />

and of the world and people around us. It’s an awareness<br />

that has always been there within us and now we<br />

are reminded and know it is there to be cherished.<br />

“The water rose up quickly. It primarily damaged<br />

the sanctuary with water a foot deep or<br />

more. The wooden pews sat in water all night<br />

before they could be taken out of the sanctuary.”<br />

- Mary Jo Yeakle, pastor<br />

Asbury United Methodist Church South<br />

Yeakle. “So our church neighbors, Fellowship Baptist<br />

Church, used their vans to transport people who were<br />

flooded out of their homes to hotels. We’re so grateful<br />

for our church neighbors. Talk about God at work!”<br />

On March 21, volunteers pulled up soaked, ruined<br />

carpeting from the sanctuary and piled it several feet<br />

high in the church’s parking lot. Electric fans were<br />

used throughout the church to help dry it out. The volunteers<br />

dealt with floors sticky from the water damage<br />

and damp air as they worked to clean up and repair<br />

the church.<br />

Yeakle said the church does not have flood insurance.<br />

She said the West Ohio Conference of the<br />

Methodist Church could help out financially and donations<br />

are welcome. She added that the church’s popular<br />

Friday morning breakfasts, which raise funds for<br />

the church, will hopefully return sometime in the<br />

future.<br />

Yeakle said that, because of the ongoing coronavirus<br />

situation, the church was not scheduled to hold<br />

public worship services until after Easter. She is not<br />

sure when the flood damage will be repaired, what it<br />

will cost, and when services can once again be held in<br />

the sanctuary.<br />

Yeakle said the expression and depth of one’s faith<br />

is present everywhere and is more than a building.<br />

“We can worship anywhere at any time,” she said.<br />

Information<br />

For information about Asbury United Methodist<br />

Church South or to find out how to donate to help the<br />

church repair its flood damage, visit<br />

asburysouthumc.org, call 614-837-4601 or email<br />

office@asburysouth.org.


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<strong>April</strong> 5, <strong>2020</strong> - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - PAGE 3<br />

City of Groveport seeks to buy Main St. property<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Editor<br />

The city of Groveport is looking to purchase<br />

the property located at 480 Main St.<br />

to enhance the development opportunities<br />

for the northwest corner of Main and<br />

College streets.<br />

Groveport City Council is considering<br />

legislation to authorize the purchase of the<br />

property. According to Groveport<br />

Development Director/Assistant<br />

Administrator Jeff Green, the potential<br />

purchase price is $150,000.<br />

The .19 acre, 480 Main St. site, currently<br />

owned by Shirley White, includes a 2,048<br />

square foot, seven room, two-story frame<br />

house that was built in 1920. According to<br />

the Franklin County Auditor’s website, the<br />

property has a market value of $110,000<br />

and a 2019 taxable value of $38,510.<br />

The 480 Main St. property is adjacent to<br />

490 Main St., a .492 acre site that the city<br />

purchased for $250,000 in 2018. That property<br />

previously was the home of Stebe’s<br />

Sales Inc., a used car business that operated<br />

there for many years. The 490 Main St.<br />

site is now a vacant lot.<br />

When asked why the city seeks to purchase<br />

the property at 480 Main St., Green<br />

indicated it would enhance the chances of<br />

the whole northwest corner of Main and<br />

College streets being developed and that it<br />

would “maximize the development potential<br />

of the corner and allow sufficient space<br />

for a building and adequate parking.”<br />

In a written report to council, Groveport<br />

City Administrator B.J. King wrote, “If<br />

purchased, the property will be combined<br />

with the adjacent city owned property,<br />

making a larger lot for commercial development.”<br />

Green said city officials envision the corner<br />

being developed as a, “Mixed use.<br />

Retail/restaurant/office.”<br />

Green added there are no potential<br />

developers in negotiations for this site<br />

right now.<br />

He said that, if the property at 480 Main<br />

St. is purchased, the city would demolish<br />

the structure on the property.<br />

“Cost of demolition is unknown at this<br />

time, but I’d estimate it at $15,000 to<br />

20,000,” said Green.<br />

When asked how the development of the<br />

northwest corner of Main and College<br />

streets fit in with the city’s overall plans to<br />

develop and enhance small business development<br />

along the town’s Main Street corridor<br />

in the historic heart of the city, Green<br />

said, “Council views this property as a key<br />

element in the overall development of historic<br />

downtown Groveport.”<br />

He added that the site will remain<br />

vacant until developed.<br />

In the city’s <strong>2020</strong> budget, council<br />

approved a Phase 1 environmental study<br />

and an architectural study for the city<br />

owned property on the northwest corner of<br />

Main and College streets at a cost of<br />

$25,000. Also in the budget, the city’s<br />

Community Improvement Corporation is<br />

slated to receive $25,000 to aid in the<br />

search for downtown business development.<br />

Main Street development timeline<br />

For approximately the last 18 years,<br />

Groveport city officials have taken steps to<br />

re-develop the city’s historic downtown core<br />

along Main Street. The following is a timeline<br />

of what has transpired so far.<br />

•2002 - The city bought the two former<br />

gas station properties at the northeast corner<br />

of Main and Front streets for $305,000.<br />

The city’s public works department demolished<br />

the structures.<br />

•2004 - The city purchased the former<br />

ceramics shop and doctors’ offices at 716<br />

and 728 Main Streets for $230,000. The<br />

buildings are demolished at a cost of<br />

$7,300.<br />

•2005 - The city purchased properties at<br />

651, 653, and 657 Main St. for $235,000.<br />

•2006 - The city demolished the buildings<br />

at 651, 653, and 657 Main St. at a cost<br />

of $16,500 after it was determined it would<br />

cost $360,000 to rehabilitate the structures.<br />

•2013 - The owners of the business at<br />

649 Main St. purchased the 651, 653, 657<br />

Main St. parcels from the city for $13,000<br />

for possible expansion of their business<br />

sometime in the future. City officials indicate<br />

that currently the city has received no<br />

word on when the business owner will<br />

develop this site.<br />

•2013 - Plans are made to build the Ace<br />

Hardware store at 726 Main St.<br />

•2013 - The city budgeted $1 million to<br />

construct the large municipal parking lot,<br />

sidewalks, bike path, and landscaping near<br />

the Ace Hardware and the undeveloped<br />

grassy site extending from the northeast<br />

corner of Main and Front streets.<br />

•2015 - Ace Hardware opened at 726<br />

Main St.<br />

•Various plans and proposals were made<br />

over the years to develop a “Groveport<br />

Town Center” project on the grassy area<br />

extending from the northeast corner of<br />

Main and Front streets, but as of yet no<br />

project for this site has been confirmed. In<br />

the mean time, the site is being used for the<br />

city’s annual summer farmers’ market.<br />

•2018 - The city purchased the former<br />

used car lot property at 490 Main St. (the<br />

.492 acre property on the northwest corner<br />

of Main and College streets) for $250,000.<br />

Signage is erected to market the site for<br />

business development.<br />

•2019 - The city’s contract with the owners<br />

of Ace Hardware to develop the grassy<br />

site on the northeast corner of Main and<br />

Front streets expires.


PAGE 4 - SOUTHEAST MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 5, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Funding is approved for several big road projects<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

<strong>Southeast</strong> Editor<br />

The Ohio Public Works Commission<br />

recently approved nearly $30 million in<br />

funding for 20 projects in 14 Franklin<br />

County communities, including projects in<br />

Canal Winchester, Groveport, and Madison<br />

Township.<br />

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“The Ohio Public Works Commission<br />

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financing road and bridge projects throughout<br />

Franklin County,” said Franklin<br />

County Engineer Cornell Robertson. “With<br />

this year’s awards, 20 important infrastructure<br />

improvements administered by<br />

14 local agencies will receive grants and<br />

loans necessary to construct these projects<br />

in the coming years.”<br />

Projects eligible for funding include<br />

improvements to roads, bridges, culverts,<br />

water supply systems, wastewater systems,<br />

storm water collection systems and<br />

solid waste disposal facilities. Local projects<br />

receiving funding are:<br />

Canal Winchester<br />

The city of Canal Winchester will<br />

receive $1 million in State Capital<br />

Improvements Program funds to use<br />

toward the $1.2 million Gender Road<br />

lmprovements Phase 5.<br />

“We are receiving a $250,000 grant and<br />

a $750,000 loan,” said Canal Winchester<br />

Director of Public Service Matt Peoples.<br />

“The remainder of the project will be paid<br />

for from the general fund.”<br />

Peoples said the improvements include<br />

adding turn lanes to northbound Gender<br />

Road at both the Winchester Boulevard<br />

and Canal Street intersections, with signal<br />

upgrades at the GenderRoad/Canal Street<br />

intersection as well as separating portions<br />

of the existing bikepath from the Gender<br />

Road pavement section.<br />

“The improvements are being made to<br />

provide for a more efficient flow of the<br />

increased traffic we are seeing along the<br />

Gender Road corridor,” said Peoples. “We<br />

expect to start in spring 2021 and be complete<br />

buy the end of the year.”<br />

Franklin County Engineer<br />

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“I believe South Hamilton Road is the<br />

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City of Groveport<br />

Road improvements.<br />

The county engineer’s office will add in<br />

another $390,000, the city of Groveport<br />

$98,000, and Madison Township, $100,000.<br />

A developer that is building warehouses on<br />

the east side of Saltzgaber road will provide<br />

about $1.1 million.<br />

The project includes drainage maintenance<br />

and road resurfacing upgrades to<br />

Toy, Swisher, and Saltzgaber roads to<br />

improve road conditions and relieve traffic<br />

congestion. Plans also include construction<br />

of a cul-de-sac on Toy Road just east of<br />

Centerpoint Parkway and improvements to<br />

the Saltzgaber/Groveport roads intersection.<br />

County officials anticipate construction<br />

could begin in <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

The three roads fall within several government<br />

jurisdictions including Madison<br />

Township, Groveport, Obetz, and Franklin<br />

County. The three roads total 2 miles with<br />

1.5 miles in Madison Township and a half<br />

mile in Groveport.<br />

Groveport<br />

•The city of Groveport will receive<br />

$472,689 Local Transportation<br />

Improvements Program funds to use toward<br />

the $861,000 South Hamilton Road/Higgins<br />

Boulevard/Directors Boulevard Intersection<br />

lmprovements Phase 2 project.<br />

“The grant is for $472,689, the balance<br />

of the project cost ($388,311) is to be paid<br />

by the developer, Pizzuti and their partner<br />

Olympus, LLC,” said Groveport City<br />

Engineer Steve Farst. “The City will experience<br />

no cost for this improvement, after<br />

being reimbursed by OPWC for the grant<br />

and from the developer.”<br />

Farst said the improvements include the<br />

northbound and southbound left-turn lanes<br />

along South Hamilton Road being realigned<br />

to current ODOT standards. The<br />

southbound left turn lane will be lengthened.<br />

All traffic signal equipment will be<br />

replaced with mast-arm arrangement and<br />

new traffic signal heads installed and left<br />

turn phases will be integrated into the signal<br />

timing. The signal equipment will<br />

include vehicle radar detection and GPS<br />

signal pre-emption for emergency vehicles<br />

will be included.<br />

Farst said the improvements are being<br />

made because, “A traffic impact study prepared<br />

for the new Pizzuti development (on<br />

the east side of South Hamilton Road) indicated<br />

the turn lane needed to be lengthened<br />

to support the development.The signal<br />

equipment needed to be replaced due to<br />

age and as timing changes were needed.<br />

The Pizzuti Companies is building two<br />

warehouses on 44.4 acres at 4500 S.<br />

Hamilton Road. One warehouse will be<br />

324,000 square feet and the other will be<br />

252,000 square feet. Traffic going in and<br />

out of the development will use the traffic<br />

signal at South Hamilton Road (State<br />

Route 317) and Higgins Boulevard.<br />

Farst said design for the project is<br />

underway and construction should begin<br />

this year and be completed in 2021.<br />

“I believe South Hamilton Road is the<br />

most heavily traveled road in the city of<br />

Groveport,” said Farst last fall, who added<br />

12,600 vehicles a day use the road and that<br />

number is expected to increase to 14,000<br />

within 20 years.<br />

•The city of Groveport will receive $1.8<br />

million in State Capital Improvements<br />

Program funds to pay for the West Bixby<br />

Road Reconstruction Phase 2 project.<br />

Phase I of this project was completed in<br />

2017 and extended from Groveport Road to<br />

the Madison Christian School entrance.<br />

Phase II extends 3,500 linear feet from the<br />

entrance to Madison Christian School to<br />

the entrance of Three Creeks Metro Park.<br />

“The estimated project cost is $1,8 million,”<br />

said Farst. “We requested in the<br />

application a grant of $460,930 and a loan<br />

of up to $1.3 million at zero percent interest.<br />

the city will be obligated to repay the<br />

loan amount requested, of up to $1.3 million.”<br />

Farst said the roadway pavement will<br />

be removed, the roadbed stabilized and<br />

pavement re-applied. A shared-use asphalt<br />

trail will be installed with a crossing over<br />

Hendron Ditch.<br />

He said the improvements are being<br />

made because, “The Bixby Road pavement<br />

is in need of reconstruction due to poor condition.”<br />

He said design is underway and construction<br />

will take place in 2021.<br />

Farst said the road handles about 3,000<br />

vehicles a day and, with future growth in<br />

the area, it’s expected traffic will increase<br />

to 4,500 vehicles a day.<br />

Madison Township<br />

The OPWC approved $364,574 in Local<br />

Transportation Improvements Program<br />

funds for the Chipman Drive and Rager<br />

Road improvements<br />

“The total estimated cost of the project is<br />

$458,526,” said Madison Township Public<br />

Works Superintendent Dave Watkins. “The<br />

Township share is $70,000.00 and Franklin<br />

County Engineer is providing the engineering<br />

and inspections.”<br />

Watkins said Rager Road from<br />

Groveport Road to U.S. 33 will receive a 2<br />

inch “motor pave overlay (bituminous cold<br />

mix overlay).”<br />

“With its flexibility, it is more favorable<br />

on low volume roads with a deficient base,”<br />

said Watkins.<br />

He said Chipman Drive from Armada<br />

Road to Beechton Road will receive a fulldepth<br />

reclamation/resurfacing, new curbing<br />

and ADA ramps.<br />

“Construction will not begin until after<br />

March 2021 and be completed by<br />

November 2021,” said Watkins.


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Girl Scout pitches park projects to Obetz Council<br />

By Ris Twigg<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Isabella Harris has been in Girl Scouts<br />

almost as long as she can remember.<br />

“To be honest, I got involved in Girl<br />

Scouts kind of because of peer pressure. My<br />

sister was a Girl Scout and my brother was<br />

a Boy Scout,” Harris said. “My mom and<br />

them would always come home with these<br />

awesome crafts, and I was like, ‘Wow, I<br />

want to do that!’ So when I was in kindergarten<br />

I joined, and I’ve been in ever since.”<br />

After nine-and-a-half years in the troop,<br />

Harris – a 13-year-old Cadette Scout with<br />

well over 100 badges – is working hard to<br />

earn the highest award that a Girl Scout of<br />

her rank can earn: the Silver Award.<br />

To get the award, Harris must complete<br />

a Silver Project that lasts in the community<br />

for years to come. And echoing many in her<br />

generation, Harris’ project focuses on preserving<br />

the environment.<br />

“We never really stop talking about the<br />

environment (in Girl Scouts) because it<br />

never really stops dying,” she said.<br />

Harris, a scout in the Tri-Trails Service<br />

Unit in Hamilton Township and Canal<br />

Winchester-Groveport School districts,<br />

pitched three environmental projects at<br />

two parks in Obetz – McFadyn and<br />

Braehead Nature Preserve – during the<br />

March 9 Obetz Village Council meeting.<br />

McFadyn Park<br />

“The problem at McFadyn is the weathering<br />

creek,” Harris said. “There are<br />

already kids playing in the creek. There is<br />

major erosion. We want to work to make<br />

that safer.”<br />

One way Harris’ project aims to make the<br />

creek safer and prevent further erosion is to<br />

create a sort of guard at the bottom of the<br />

creek using large, round stones. This helps<br />

keep the soil beneath the creek from washing<br />

away as kids play and provides additional<br />

habitat for macroinvertebrates, or small<br />

insects such as dragonfly nymphs or stoneflies,<br />

that help keep the creek healthy.<br />

Part of her plan for McFadyn Park<br />

includes building a small bridge to reduce<br />

foot traffic in the creek, as well as lining<br />

the small waterway with flowers to protect<br />

the edges of the stream bank.<br />

Harris also hopes to create – with the<br />

help of Obetz Council – a little more “natural”<br />

fun for kids: a playground with logs,<br />

rocks, tree trunks, tires and a slide built on<br />

a hill.<br />

Braehead Nature Preserve<br />

For Harris, the problems at Braehead<br />

are more than environmental – they’re<br />

personal.<br />

“For some people, mosquitoes mean<br />

death,” Harris said. “I am deathly allergic<br />

to mosquito and insect bites. When I went<br />

to Braehead for the first time, it was a hot<br />

day, it was sunny and all the bugs were<br />

out. I didn’t make it more than half a mile.”<br />

To increase Braehead’s usability by lowering<br />

the bug population, Harris proposed<br />

the installation of five to 10 bat boxes that<br />

would house up to 150 bats each and displayed<br />

a sample box during the March 9<br />

Photo courtesy of LeAnna Moore<br />

Isabella Harris, a 13-year-old Girl Scout<br />

from Obetz, displays a sample bat box<br />

she plans to use as part of her Silver<br />

Project focused on improving the environment<br />

at Braehead Nature Preserve.<br />

council meeting.<br />

“Since (Braehead) is a preserve we have<br />

to keep things as natural as we possibly<br />

can,” she explained. “The bat population is<br />

low, the bug population is high. You look at<br />

that and you see a kind of natural turnout<br />

for things.”<br />

Harris said the boxes must be placed<br />

high enough to where neither children nor<br />

predators, such as foxes, can reach them,<br />

around 15 feet high. Each box is made with<br />

a few slabs of plywood, and bat box kits cost<br />

between $30 to $40 a piece.<br />

Stacey Boumis, community services<br />

director for Obetz, has been working with<br />

Harris on the project for the past several<br />

months. The two are working on securing<br />

contributions from the local community to<br />

fund and build the boxes.<br />

And even though she’s allergic to insect<br />

bites, Harris made sure not to leave out one<br />

vital component of nature’s ecosystem: pollinators.<br />

“One kind of problem with everything,<br />

though, is the bees. So the bee population<br />

has actually gone down by 60 percent since<br />

1947,” she said. “That’s a lot.”<br />

Not only do bees pollinate plants such as<br />

flowers, they also pollinate our fruits and<br />

vegetables and help us grow our food.<br />

Without them, harvesting a good crop yield<br />

becomes difficult.<br />

In order to bring back the bee population<br />

in her community, Harris said it’s critical<br />

to plant specific flora called “pollination<br />

flowers.” These provide additional food<br />

for the bees while improving the aesthetics<br />

of the Braehead Nature Preserve.<br />

“Bees are important. All the wildlife are<br />

important. Anything we can do like that is<br />

very helpful to the environment,” said<br />

Obetz Councilwoman Bonnie Wiley.<br />

Other council members echoed similar<br />

sentiments in support of Harris’ projects.<br />

It’s all about education<br />

One reason why Harris chose these projects<br />

to fulfill her Silver Award is because<br />

there’s not a lot of education in Hamilton<br />

Local Schools on how students can take<br />

care of the planet, she said.<br />

“A few weeks ago they took out the recycling<br />

at the school,” she said. “I don’t know why anyone<br />

would stop recycling. It’s just bad.”<br />

She hopes to incorporate educational<br />

components into her project by partnering<br />

with local schools to bring kids out to the<br />

bat boxes, creek and pollinator garden so<br />

they can learn more about preserving the<br />

environment.<br />

“Education is definitely a big piece of it.<br />

Because without education, you can’t take<br />

action,” Harris said. “And without action<br />

nothing happens.”<br />

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EVERY RANGER<br />

HAMILTO ON<br />

HAPPENINGS<br />

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EVERY REASON<br />

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Y DAY<br />

S everal months a go, we survey<br />

yed all of<br />

you and asked for input on<br />

a new mission sta<br />

tement.We<br />

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that spoke to our<br />

focus areas on educat<br />

ing the whole child and creating career path<br />

ways.<br />

ys.We<br />

hav<br />

ve had many great<br />

slogans<br />

throughout the years in the school system such as Ranger Pride, Ranger Nation,We<br />

A re HT and, my personal favorite,<br />

Mr.<br />

Kallner’s Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger. Slogans such as these are not going anyw<br />

ywhere.What we needed is something<br />

clear and concise that<br />

We<br />

received hundreds of suggestions. Many of you referencee d our three E’s (enlist, enroll, employ).<br />

Many of you did a play<br />

on words with RANGERS or HT. It<br />

fin<br />

inalizing this decision,<br />

O ur new district mission statement is EVERY RANGER EVERY REASON EVERY DAY<br />

Y.<br />

EVERY RANGER. This phrase is meant to include everyone — every student, every staff f member,<br />

ev<br />

very graduate and every<br />

community member. All of us working together.<br />

is the phrase that is most applicable. The primary focus of every school system is the academic achievement of all students.<br />

I consistently praise our staff f and,<br />

by extension, our community for taking on the challenge of doing even more.We<br />

e educate<br />

t he wh<br />

hole child.Whatever the need, wh<br />

hatev<br />

ver the issue, whatever the REASON we are going to work together and do the best<br />

we can for each other. Never before has this been more obvioo<br />

us than it is right now<br />

w. I would like to thank everyone who has<br />

been so generous and selfless in helping us maintain servicee<br />

s for our students during this diff<br />

ficult<br />

time.<br />

EVERY DAY<br />

Y.<br />

This is self-explanatory,<br />

but I would like to highligh t all of the volunteers who have given up their time,<br />

especiall y those who hav<br />

ve volunteered to give up their spring<br />

break to help us continue to provide<br />

breakfast and lunch to<br />

o ur students.<br />

t<br />

lets everyone know who we are and what<br />

we’re about.<br />

was also common<br />

to see words such as family,<br />

love,<br />

team.We<br />

e believe that the mission<br />

statement we chose encompasses all of these ideas. A few weeks ago, when we were<br />

I had no idea how relevant<br />

it would be<br />

during the weeks to come.<br />

caring, respectful, responsible and<br />

EVERY REASON.We<br />

actually went back and forth on this phra<br />

se for a while and oddly,<br />

under the current circumstances, this<br />

I h ad hoped to unveil this new mission<br />

statement under better circumstances, perhaps at some large community gathering<br />

such as graduation or at a football game.<br />

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nces when so many Rangers are pitching in to help one another,<br />

now is the time.<br />

EVERY RANGER EVERY REASON EVERY DAY<br />

Thank you and Go Rangers!<br />

Sincerel<br />

Mark Tyler, Superintendent


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Schools remain closed<br />

Governor Mike DeWine said the Ohio<br />

Department of Health will extend its order<br />

to keep schools closed through the end of<br />

<strong>April</strong>. Ohio’s previous order was set to<br />

expire on <strong>April</strong> 3. The new order will<br />

extend the closure through May 1.<br />

“There is a possibility our schools could<br />

stay closed longer than this, but we want to<br />

give parents and teachers as much notice<br />

and flexibility as we can,” said DeWine.<br />

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Police<br />

The recent heavy rains of March 20-21 produced rapid and high flooding throughout<br />

the Groveport and Madison Township area. Pictured here is the stage and lower parking<br />

lot in Groveport’s Heritage Park submerged in several feet of water.<br />

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Torrential rains on March 20-21 caused area creeks, streams, and low lands to flood,<br />

including the softball fields in Groveport Park as shown here. Basements and yards<br />

flooded as well as many roadways as a result of the rain storms.<br />

letter<br />

Charity group works to make face masks<br />

I run a charity in Groveport called<br />

Touching Little Lives. We hand make baby<br />

clothing and other items and distribute<br />

them for free to hospitals, health centers,<br />

etc., in Ohio. Because of the coronavirus<br />

and the current restrictions, we had to cancel<br />

all of our meetings and deliveries.<br />

We were given a large fabric donation<br />

by Michael’s in order for us to help make<br />

face masks that are being requested by<br />

hospitals, nurses, first responders, etc., in<br />

order to keep them as safe as possible. So<br />

we’ve asked our volunteers to sew masks<br />

rather than the usual items we make. In<br />

addition to our own volunteers in the<br />

Columbus area, I am looking for sewers in<br />

the Groveport area that would be willing to<br />

help make these masks. I can provide fabric<br />

and thread (if needed). Supplies can be<br />

picked up from my porch and finished<br />

masks can be returned the same way. We<br />

are located off of Bixby Road near<br />

Groveport Road.<br />

Email info@touchinglittlelives.org or<br />

call 614-653-3352 for information.<br />

Sally Bricker, treasurer<br />

Touching Little Lives<br />

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“Self Made” is well-acted, but it is kind of a mess<br />

With theaters closed for the time being,<br />

a handful of distribution studios have<br />

decided to release their upcoming attractions<br />

on Video on Demand, which in the<br />

past has been the place where movies go to<br />

escape widespread public shame.<br />

While I continue to peruse those offerings,<br />

I will also be searching other streaming<br />

platforms for entertaining movies, limited<br />

television series and television shows.<br />

The show that seems to have everyone<br />

abuzz is Netflix’s “Tiger King,” which I had<br />

planned to review. Upon watching the first<br />

episode of the seven-part docuseries, however,<br />

I realized my tolerance for stupidity is<br />

immensely low right now so I passed on it.<br />

As I was browsing the other new releases,<br />

I saw Octavia Spencer’s face on the<br />

screen for “Self Made: Inspired by the Life<br />

of Madam C.J. Walker” and decided to<br />

check it out. This four-episode series allows<br />

her to showcase that intensive range of<br />

emotion as she brings a pioneer of the black<br />

beauty industry to life on the screen.<br />

The series,<br />

however,<br />

is a bit<br />

of a mess in<br />

its presentation<br />

with its use of<br />

a modern soundtrack<br />

and filming tricks set<br />

against its depiction<br />

of early 1900s life.<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra<br />

Cordle<br />

While I understand the viewpoint of the<br />

writers and directors, it made for a jarring<br />

viewing experience.<br />

It begins in 1908 St. Louis where a<br />

beleaguered Sarah Breedlove is working as<br />

a laundress to the affluent. She has no time<br />

for concern for her appearance. She meets<br />

Addie Munroe (Carmen Ejogo), a businesswoman<br />

in the beauty industry. Addie takes<br />

her under her wing and tries to get her to<br />

rediscover a zest for life.<br />

The two bond and Sarah finds comfort in<br />

her appearance through hair growth attributed<br />

to Addie’s products. Inspired by her<br />

friend, Sarah pitches the idea of becoming a<br />

spokeswoman to the masses but is rebuffed.<br />

The two bitterly part ways and Sarah<br />

becomes determined to make a better hair<br />

product for all black women and market it<br />

to all women, not just those deemed physically<br />

acceptable by society’s ridiculous<br />

standards. Sarah gains a cult following,<br />

marries advertising rep Charles James<br />

Walker (Blair Underwood), and works to<br />

become the next Rockefeller. While those<br />

latter dreams to come to fruition, it comes<br />

at great personal cost.<br />

Upon reading up on C.J. Walker after<br />

the show, the writers were wise to use the<br />

wording, ‘Inspired by the Life of’’ as it<br />

seems to take liberties with her story. The<br />

most outlandish comes at the expense of<br />

Annie Turnbo Malone, the real-life woman<br />

on which Addie Munroe in based. In the<br />

series, the running conflict between the two<br />

self-made millionaires has more to do with<br />

appearance while most historians believe it<br />

had more to do with claims of formula theft.<br />

That in of itself could propel a series as it is<br />

ripe with drama, but instead this adaptation<br />

turns Addie into a one-note villain hellbent<br />

on the destruction of Walker’s burgeoning<br />

manufacturing company.<br />

While the theatrics and ensuing conflict<br />

between the two women were mildly amusing<br />

to watch, it proved to be a distraction<br />

into what was otherwise a decent general<br />

public introduction of an inspiring woman<br />

who used her fortune to uplift the arts community,<br />

historical black colleges and other<br />

civil rights causes and organizations.<br />

If you’re looking to know more about<br />

this great trailblazer, stick to the autobiography<br />

written by her great-great-granddaughter<br />

A’Lelia Bundles. But if you’re<br />

looking for a well-acted but odd mixture of<br />

flash and embellished strife, it’s a good way<br />

to pass the time.<br />

Grade: C-<br />

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

and columnist.<br />

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MAP AS TO APPROXIMATELY 9.158 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, OF<br />

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Service Directory<br />

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That Is<br />

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OF<br />

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WORLD!<br />

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Call 614-800-8041<br />

BASEMENT<br />

WATERPROOFING<br />

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614-359-4353<br />

CLEANING<br />

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services at reas. rates w/<br />

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CONCRETE<br />

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37 Yrs. Exp.<br />

(614) 207-5430<br />

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4/12 A<br />

PLASTERING<br />

NEED HELP WITH...<br />

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CONCRETE<br />

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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 />

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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 />

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5 & 6” Seamless gutters,<br />

covers, siding, gutter clng.<br />

Bill 614-306-4541<br />

HEATING<br />

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Complete System Clean & Check<br />

$49.95<br />

Free Carbon<br />

Monoxide Testing<br />

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All Makes • All Models<br />

43 yrs exp. • Sr. Discount<br />

614-351-9025<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

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Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

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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O.C.I.E.B. ID #24273<br />

614-419-3977<br />

or 614-863-9912<br />

Drywall, Plaster, Textured<br />

or Popcorn ceiling removal,<br />

repair or installation?<br />

We offer affordable pricing and<br />

years of experience!<br />

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4-26<br />

A/M<br />

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PLASTERING<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

J.A.F. HANDYMAN<br />

& Remodeling Services<br />

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614-271-5793<br />

KLAUSMAN HOME<br />

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Gutters with Siding Over<br />

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FREE Shutters with<br />

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EPA Certified<br />

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Financing Available<br />

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.<br />

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HOME<br />

MAINTENANCE<br />

JOE’S HOME MAINT.<br />

Home Repairs, Roofing,<br />

Siding, Gutters, Soffits,<br />

Misc. Int. Repairs<br />

Int. Painting<br />

Call Joe 614-778-1460<br />

37 Years Exp.<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

Mulch • Edging<br />

Spring Clean-up<br />

Sealcoating Estimates<br />

614-649-1200<br />

LAWN CARE<br />

Accepting New Clients<br />

Lawn Maintenance incl:<br />

mowing, plant trimming<br />

installation, fertilization,<br />

mulching. Free Estimates.<br />

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LET US MAINTAIN<br />

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN<br />

FOR YOU<br />

Summer, Spring,<br />

Winter or Fall<br />

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

Lawn Cuts, Edging,<br />

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,<br />

Mulching, Hauling,<br />

Garden Pond &<br />

Home Maint.<br />

Free Ests. Low Rates<br />

$20 & Up<br />

Kevin - 614-905-3117<br />

ROOFING<br />

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4-26 A<br />

4-26 A&M<br />

ROOFING<br />

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614-927-9132<br />

• Insurance Roofing<br />

LAWN CARE<br />

GOOD NEIGHBORS<br />

LAWN CARE<br />

Mowing, Mulching, Pruning<br />

Light Landscaping<br />

Weeding & Edging of Flower Beds<br />

Taking on New Accounts<br />

Res. / Comm.<br />

Lic./Ins. BBB Member<br />

614-238-9237<br />

614-937-0658<br />

$10 Off 1st Service for New Customers<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 />

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 />

PEST CONTROL<br />

Anthony Pest Control<br />

Termite/Bed Bug Work<br />

at Reasonable Prices.<br />

614-600-8841<br />

Please Leave Message<br />

Fryes All Natural Pest<br />

Control. Bedbug, Roach<br />

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Heat Treatments As Low<br />

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PLUMBING<br />

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“Plumbing & Drain Professional<br />

That You Can Count On”<br />

24 Hrs., 7 Days/Week<br />

No Overtime Charges<br />

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Drain Cleaning Field<br />

Call For A Free Phone Estimate<br />

$100.00 For Any Small Drain<br />

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30% OFF with AD<br />

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ALL IN ONE<br />

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All Major Credit Cards Accepted<br />

All About Drains & Plumb.<br />

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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 />

TOP SOIL<br />

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Driveways topped w/new<br />

limestone. We also deliver<br />

Topsoil - sand - mulch.<br />

Specializing in residential.<br />

614-491-5460<br />

Bobcat Service Avail.<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Brewer & Sons Tree Service<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

• Tree Trimming 4-26<br />

A&M<br />

• Stump Grinding<br />

• Bucket Truck Services<br />

Best Prices • Same Day Service<br />

614-878-2568<br />

TROTT<br />

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& Removal<br />

4/26<br />

A<br />

Also Stump Removal<br />

Free Est. - Fully Ins.<br />

Call 614-235-3791<br />

Cell 614-738-0682<br />

BURNS TREE SERVICE<br />

Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164


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Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove<br />

Image courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum<br />

Famed horse trainer<br />

John S. Rarey was born Dec. 6, 1827 in his father Adam’s tavern along<br />

Main Street of what would become Groveport. At a young age John exhibited<br />

a talent for horsemanship and people from throughout the area<br />

brought their unruly horses to him to be trained. As he grew into adulthood,<br />

he refined his humane “Rarey Method” of training horses and built<br />

a strong reputation nationally as a horse trainer. It was in England in 1858,<br />

where he had traveled to work with the British military and its horses, that<br />

John impressed Queen Victoria with his unusual methods of using kindness,<br />

firmness, and patience to train horses. This led to a challenger from<br />

the Earl of Dorchester. The Earl owned the vicious stallion, Cruiser, who<br />

was considered the fastest horse in England, yet was too mean to race<br />

and was considered untrainable. Rarey stunned the Earl and other onlookers<br />

when the entered Cruiser’s stall and amazingly emerged three hours<br />

later riding the stallion. (Image courtesy of the Groveport Heritage<br />

Museum.)<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Cemetery rate changes<br />

Groveport City Council is considering<br />

rate increases for the Groveport Cemetery.<br />

“The Cemetery Committee recommended<br />

the rates for the Groveport<br />

Cemetery be increased to be more aligned<br />

with rates for cemeteries in the surrounding<br />

communities,” said Groveport City<br />

Administrator B.J. King. “Groveport’s<br />

rates are significantly lower than those<br />

for other cemeteries and have not been<br />

adjusted in many years.”<br />

The proposed rate increases are: grave<br />

lot would rise from $600 to $1,000; grave<br />

opening and closing cost would rise from<br />

$500 to $1,000; cremation burial would<br />

rise from $0 to $600; weekends and holidays<br />

openings/closing would rise from $0<br />

to $1,250; and headstone foundations<br />

would increase from 57 cents per square<br />

inch to $1.50 per square inch.<br />

Easter Blessings<br />

From Your Area East and <strong>Southeast</strong> Churches<br />

HE IS RISEN!<br />

GENDER ROAD CHRISTIAN CHURCH<br />

5336 Gender Rd., Canal Winchester, OH 43110<br />

614-834-5973<br />

Watch our online service on<br />

our Facebook page or at<br />

www.genderroadcc.com<br />

BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURH, LCMS<br />

1000 Noe-Bixby Rd., Columbus, OH 43213<br />

614-866-7755<br />

Visit us on Facebook at Bethanylutheranlcms<br />

or on our website:<br />

http://bethanylutheranchurch.weebly.com/<br />

BRICE UNITED METHODIST<br />

3160 Brice Road, Brice, OH 43109<br />

614-866-3025<br />

Watch our online Sunday Services<br />

and Good Friday Service at<br />

www.bricechurch.org<br />

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH<br />

5684 Groveport Road, Groveport, OH 43125<br />

614-497-1324<br />

Please visit our website at<br />

www.groveportstmary.org<br />

for links to online Masses<br />

PEACE FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH<br />

28 Elm St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110<br />

614-837-6689<br />

Visit www.peacecw.org<br />

for a link to view our services on YouTube<br />

EPIPHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH<br />

268 Hill Rd.N., Pickerington, OH<br />

614-837-2826<br />

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE<br />

10:00 a.m. ONLINE STREAMING at<br />

www.epiphany-Lutheran.com<br />

Leave-A-Mark<br />

4818 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43207<br />

614-491-5262<br />

3 EASTER DRIVE IN SERVICES<br />

7, 9 and 11 a.m.<br />

www.LeaveAMark.org<br />

GROVEPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH<br />

275 College St., Groveport, OH 43125<br />

614-836-3796<br />

Remembering God’s Love<br />

This Easter Season!

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