Southwest Messenger - April 19th, 2020

You also want an ePaper? Increase the reach of your titles

YUMPU automatically turns print PDFs into web optimized ePapers that Google loves.

<strong>April</strong> 19 - May 2, <strong>2020</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXIX, No. 14<br />


Call<br />

REALTOR?<br />

Ginger Thrush<br />

Call Ginger Thrush<br />

614-214-2522<br />

ginger.thrush@revealty.com<br />

<br />

Simple ways<br />

to celebrate<br />

Earth Day<br />

By Christine Bryant<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Earth Day is often an opportunity for<br />

communities to come together and<br />

demonstrate support for environmental<br />

protections.<br />

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps<br />

across the nation, however, many Earth<br />

Day activities are being cancelled, as<br />

individuals are encouraged to maintain<br />

social distance.<br />

While group activities are no longer on<br />

the calendar, individuals can still spend<br />

<strong>April</strong> 22 making simple changes in their<br />

lives to help protect the environment,<br />

says Jill Snyder, assistant manager of<br />

interpretation and education with<br />

Columbus and Franklin County Metro<br />

Parks.<br />

Here are a few ideas, courtesy of<br />

Metro Parks, to celebrate Earth Day even<br />

when self-isolating as a family or individual.<br />

Litter hikes<br />

While hiking in parks or simply going<br />

for a walk around the block, keep an eye<br />

out for litter.<br />

“Take a trash bag on your walk and<br />

pick up litter along the way,” Snyder<br />

said. “See who can find the most trash.”<br />

Snyder says waterways are often a hot<br />

spot for litter, so consider taking a hike<br />

along a Greenway trail or a streamside<br />

trail in any of the parks.<br />

“Wear work gloves while out and keep<br />

practicing social distance,” Snyder says.<br />

Plant native flowers<br />

Planting native flowers in your own<br />

yard is a great way to help develop a<br />

healthy ecosystem.<br />

Native flowers serve as a food source<br />

for wildlife like birds and butterflies, and<br />

they have lower maintenance requirements.<br />

Photo courtesy of Kaylan Phillips/Metro Parks<br />

Earth Day is <strong>April</strong> 22. Even though there will be no public events, community members<br />

are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day on their own. Franklin County Metro<br />

Parks have offered a few ideas.<br />

“With time to look at your yard and<br />

garden, develop a plan to plant native<br />

flowers,” Snyder said. “Add a rain barrel<br />

to help water plants and remove run-off<br />

into our streams.”<br />

Add a hummingbird feeder nearby for<br />

some surprise visits. A hummingbird<br />

migration map can be found at hummingbird-guide.com.<br />

The Ohio Department of Natural<br />

Resources provides a list of native species<br />

on its website, ohiodnr.gov/gonative.<br />

Improve green practices at home<br />

Consider implementing simple green<br />

practices in homes during this time,<br />

Snyder says.<br />

For example, use non-toxic cleaning<br />

products when possible, and replace<br />

incandescent light bulbs with LED or CFL<br />

light bulbs.<br />

Even turning off lights and unplugging<br />

items when not in use can make a big difference,<br />

she says.<br />

“An iPhone charging cord left plugged<br />

in even when not charging your phone<br />

still uses electricity,” she said. “Remove<br />

those energy vampires.”<br />

Create a compost bin<br />

With extra time on your hands, now is<br />

a great time to create a backyard compost<br />

bin, Snyder says.<br />

Here are two simple ways to build one<br />

with supplies typically found at home:<br />

●Grab a plastic bin or old trash can,<br />

drill holes in the plastic to allow for<br />

drainage and be sure there is a lid to keep<br />

pests out.<br />

See EARTH DAY page 4<br />

Times of<br />

uncertainty<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

According to Grove City Mayor Richard<br />

“Ike” Stage, the city is in a “state of flux”<br />

due to the COVID-19 pandemic.<br />

“It will have a wide-ranging impact on<br />

the city,” said Stage.<br />

The mayor said he expects to see a significant<br />

decrease in income tax for the<br />

month of May. The city will also notice a<br />

sharp decrease in its bed tax fund, which<br />

comes from local hotels. The city’s bed tax<br />

helps to fund extra-curricular city activities<br />

like the 4th of July fireworks show, the<br />

Eco Fest and Flags of Honor. The bed tax<br />

also provides funds for the Grove City<br />

Visitors Bureau as well as the Grove City<br />

Division of Police for coverage of<br />

Stringtown Road hotels.<br />

See UNCERTAIN page 2<br />

Please<br />

Support<br />

Your Local Restaurants<br />

Go to our website<br />

and click on:<br />

Local Dining<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

V I P R E A L T Y<br />

I N C<br />

Call Text Email Greg<br />

614-537-1994<br />

for a FREE marketing presentation,<br />

it spells out all I do to sell your home.<br />

greg@soldbygregskinner.com<br />



• Only agent offering balanced marketing including Newspapers,<br />

Magazines, area Postcards, Enchanced Internet and more!<br />

• 5 Star Rated Columbus Area agent again.<br />

• Discount Fees everytime<br />

#1 UNDISPUTED Sales Leader in 43123

PAGE 2 - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Lung Cancer?<br />

Asbestos exposure in industrial,<br />

construction, manufacturing jobs, or the<br />

military may be the cause. Family in<br />

the home were also exposed.<br />

Call 1-866-795-3684 or email<br />

cancer@breakinginjurynews.com.<br />

$30 billion is set aside for asbestos<br />

victims with cancer. Valuable settlement<br />

monies may not require filing a lawsuit.<br />

Please<br />

God Bless Everyone<br />


WORKERS’<br />







Support<br />

Your Local Restaurants<br />

Go to our website and click on:<br />

Local Dining<br />

York Steak House<br />

JP’s BBQ<br />

Frank’s Fish Market<br />

Tammy’s Pizza<br />

Ding Ho<br />

Fusion Steak House<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

& Stay Safe at Home<br />

Malek &<br />

Malek<br />


Douglas, Ed, Jim<br />

and Kip Malek<br />

Ben Churchhill<br />

“Hablamos Español”<br />

FREE Initial Consultation<br />

www.maleklawfirm.com<br />

614-444-7440<br />

1227 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43206<br />

The City Beat<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

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

At the <strong>April</strong> 6 meeting, Grove City Council<br />

approved a preliminary development plan despite concerns<br />

regarding the local infrastructure.<br />

With a 3-2 vote, council approved the draft plan for<br />

the Quarry at Pinnacle, located on the southwest corner<br />

of White Road and State Route 104. This is a proposed<br />

residential subdivision that would include 180<br />

single family homes and 29 condominiums on about 60<br />

acres. The proposal also calls for a 10-acre park.<br />

According to the developer, Joe Ciminello, this<br />

housing development would be an extension of the<br />

Pinnacle Club development.<br />

“It’s compatible with the area,” he said. “It feels like<br />

it was part of Pinnacle to begin with.”<br />

Though council members were complimentary of<br />

the preliminary plan, some were concerned about the<br />

added traffic this development would bring to State<br />

Route 104. This is not a new issue for council members.<br />

In 2019, council approved the Farmstead development<br />

plan to build more than 500 housing units at<br />

the Farmstead-Hancock property, located on the westside<br />

of State Route 104 and east of Hawthorne<br />

Parkway. Earlier this year, council approved the<br />

Sugar Maple Commons plan, to build a 105-unit apartment<br />

complex for those 55 and older, located south of<br />


Continued from page 1<br />

According to Stage, most of the city’s major employers<br />

are still operating but many of the small businesses<br />

are shut down. Because of this shut down and reduction<br />

in the city’s income tax, Stage said he has asked<br />

members of the city’s administration to submit ideas to<br />

reduce the budget and tap into different revenue<br />

streams.<br />

“We’ve had a lot of good discussions,” said Stage.<br />

“We may have to defer some capital improvement projects.<br />

There is nothing specific at this time.”<br />

Stage said the city may have to get into its reserve<br />

or rainy-day fund.<br />

According to the mayor, the city keeps at least four<br />

months of its expenses reserved in the rainy-day fund.<br />

“The question is, how much do we pull from it,” said<br />

Stage.<br />

Stage said he would like to retain at least a month’s<br />

worth of expenses in the rainy-day fund.<br />

“I feel good about where we think we can end up,”<br />

he said.<br />

Road projects may not be the only items that are<br />

postponed or cancelled. Some of the popular spring and<br />

summer events are also in question.<br />

According to Stage, any event that is held at a<br />

school facility will be cancelled until the local schools<br />

open. The Big Splash usually opens on Memorial Day<br />

weekend, but that could be postponed.<br />

“I have a hunch the Big Splash will not open on<br />

Memorial Day, but we are just not sure,” said Stage.<br />

The mayor also said the annual fireworks show on<br />

July 4 is questionable.<br />

Stage said city leaders will decide in May whether<br />

to postpone the Summer Sizzle Concert Series.<br />

The Heart of Grove City hosts the Wine and Arts<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Pinnacle proposal approved<br />

Holton Road and west of State Route 104.<br />

“We are just pouring more traffic on 104 with these<br />

developments,” said councilman Ted Berry who voted<br />

against the Quarry at Pinnacle proposal. “We need to<br />

address the infrastructure before we put more traffic<br />

on that route.”<br />

Council president Christine Houk also voted<br />

against the preliminary development plan citing concerns<br />

about the demand it would put on the existing<br />

infrastructure.<br />

Councilman Roby Schottke voted for the plan but<br />

shared concerns about State Route 104, saying he<br />

believes the speed limit should be lowered on State<br />

Route 104. He also said the state should allow for a<br />

traffic signal at White Road and State Route 104.<br />

According to City Administrator Chuck Boso, the<br />

city has had ongoing discussions with the Ohio<br />

Department of Transportation (ODOT) regarding<br />

State Route 104 and the state does not believe a traffic<br />

signal is warranted at the White Road intersection.<br />

Members of the city’s administration were scheduled<br />

to meet with ODOT officials in March to discuss<br />

current projects in the area, but that meeting was put<br />

off due to the coronavirus. A meeting has not been<br />

rescheduled yet.<br />

Ciminello said a traffic study would be included in<br />

the final development plan.<br />

Festival each year in June. Andy Furr, with the organization,<br />

said he would decide later this month what<br />

do regarding the event.<br />

The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce is getting<br />

ready to host its 31st year of the Farmer’s Market.<br />

However, this year (at least for the spring market)<br />

things will be different.<br />

According to Shawn Conrad, executive director of<br />

the chamber, farmer’s market shoppers will have to go<br />

to the chamber’s website or its Facebook page to find<br />

links to the vendors and the products that they sell.<br />

From there, they can select their purchases from one<br />

or more vendors then pick up the goods during the<br />

Saturday morning market.<br />

Conrad said the chamber has worked out a traffic<br />

design with the city where people will remain in their<br />

vehicle and will enter a pick-up area on Park Street<br />

then have a volunteer bring the bagged items to their<br />

trunk.<br />

“They can drive away — no touch — no crossing social<br />

distancing regulations,” said Conrad.<br />

The spring market is scheduled to begin May 16<br />

and will operate in the Grove City Town Center from 8<br />

a.m. to noon.<br />

“We are very excited about this market and so are<br />

our vendors; nearly every one of our well-loved vendors<br />

have agreed to participate,” said Conrad. “We are<br />

putting the final touches on the market now and full<br />

details will be coming out soon.”<br />

For more information on the Farmer’s Market and<br />

other Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce events,<br />

visit www.gcchamber.org.<br />

For more information on city events and happenings,<br />

visit www.grovecityohio.gov.

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong> -SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - PAGE 3<br />

Welcome to 4501 Snowy Meadow Dr.<br />

Welcome to 4501 Snowy Meadow Drive located in prestigious PINNACLE. Meticulously Maintained 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Free Standing Home in the<br />

Highly Desirable Pinnacle Greens Neighborhood. M/I Built Langford Floor Plan offers First Floor Owners Suite with Generous Walk In Closet. Over-sized<br />

Kitchen with Stainless Appliances, as well as a captivating granite slab island. Private Fenced outdoor entertainment area features a stamped concrete<br />

patio. Upgraded Bonus Room offers extra space for family entertaining. Huge Vaulted Great Room features Gas Log Fireplace looking out to your Full<br />

Front Porch. As you know, these exquisite homes do not come to market often. See this one today. $267,900 MLS#: 220010016<br />



Greg Skinner<br />

614-537-1994<br />

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

Discount Fees Everytime.<br />

I<br />


greg@soldbygregskinner.com<br />


PAGE 4 - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Community Focus<br />

<strong>Southwest</strong> Public Libraries (SPL) is extending closure<br />

of its two locations, Grove City Library and Westland Area<br />

Library, through at least May 4, in continued efforts to<br />

help mitigate the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.<br />

With Governor DeWine’s extension of the stay-at-home<br />

order and projected analysis from experts that the pandemic<br />

has yet to peak, SPL’s extended closure is critical to<br />

Please<br />

A Special Section From<br />

Support<br />

Your Local Restaurants<br />

Go to our website and click on:<br />

Local Dining<br />

York Steak House<br />

JP’s BBQ<br />

Frank’s Fish Market<br />

Tammy’s Pizza<br />

Ding Ho<br />

Fusion Steak House<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Be a Part of Our<br />

Local Worship Guide<br />

Our upcoming Worship Guide is geared toward<br />

celebrating faith and helping readers connect with<br />

religious resources in our community. Make sure these<br />

readers know how you can help with a presence in this<br />

very special section distributed to more than 22,000<br />

households in the <strong>Southwest</strong> area.<br />

The cost is $20 per issue. (must run twice)<br />

Contact us today to secure your spot in Worship Guide.<br />

614.272.5422 • kathy@columbusmessenger.com<br />

columbus<br />

help protect the health of the community.<br />

“We want to do our part to fight the spread of the virus,”<br />

said Director Mark Shaw. “It’s important for the sake of<br />

our patrons, our staff, our community, and our healthcare<br />

workers. It’s a trying time for everyone, and we thank our<br />

patrons for their continued understanding and support.”<br />

The book drops remain closed and locked during this<br />

period and patrons are asked to hold on to materials<br />

at this time. Hold and due dates have been readjusted<br />

and patrons should ignore any due notices they<br />

receive during this time. While the library is closed,<br />

nothing is due, no fees will accrue, and reserves will<br />

not be sent back.<br />

SPL remains dedicated to serving the public during<br />

this closure via digital content. Patrons can<br />

●Use a wooden pallet or scrap lumber to create a<br />

box to hold the compost. The box size can vary based on<br />

your materials and how much compost you make. For<br />

more information on how to build this box, go to extension2.missouri.edu/g6957.<br />

Once a compost bin is built, add grass clippings,<br />

food scraps (but no meat or dairy products) and leaves<br />

to the bin and turn it weekly, Snyder says.<br />

“Use it for a student science project and watch<br />

decomposition happen,” she said.<br />

Get crafty<br />

If rain dampens Earth Day this year, there are several<br />

crafts that can mark this year’s event, Snyder<br />

said.<br />

●Create a bug hotel: Use an empty, clean soup can<br />

for the base. Roll strips of newspaper, printer paper or<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

<strong>Southwest</strong> Public Libraries to remain closed until May<br />


Continued from page 1<br />

access SPL’s digital library 24/7 at www.swpl.org, featuring<br />

e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, streaming music<br />

and movies, research databases, self-learning courses, and<br />

much more.<br />

Ohio residents without a library card can register<br />

online to get a temporary barcode to access digital content.<br />

<strong>Southwest</strong> Public Libraries serves southwest Franklin<br />

county and surrounding areas through its two branches,<br />

the Grove City Library and Westland Area Library. The<br />

library system provides access to millions of items through<br />

a consortium partnership with 17 central Ohio libraries<br />

and offers an array of services including public PCs, meeting<br />

rooms, and vibrant programs for all ages.<br />

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

COTA Plus still in service in Grove City<br />

In an effort to reduce the risk of spreading infectious<br />

disease, the Central Ohio Transit Authority<br />

(COTA) requests customers limit non-essential bus<br />

travel until further notice. COTA is assessing and<br />

directing its service daily, based on the needs of the<br />

community.<br />

Line 61 to Grove City is no longer in service, but<br />

COTA Plus is still in service. All services have been<br />

modified.<br />

• Line 61 to Grove City is no longer in service.<br />

COTA Plus is still in service in Grove City. Please find<br />

the adjusted schedules on the Major Service Change<br />

Announcements web page.<br />

• COTA has temporarily suspended AirConnect service.<br />

• COTA has temporarily suspended Night Owl service.<br />

Garage sale permits<br />

Effective from Wednesday, <strong>April</strong> 8, Grove City<br />

garage sale permits will no longer be issued until further<br />

notice. For more information, visit<br />

www.grovecityohio.gov.<br />

DORA suspended<br />

The Town Center Designated Outdoor Refreshment<br />

around the southwest<br />

COTA announced all fares are waived for bus service,<br />

including COTA Plus, effective immediately.<br />

Bus riders should:<br />

• Enter the buses from the back. The front bus<br />

doors will be closed. This is to provide their drivers<br />

some distance from the public.<br />

• Don’t sit right next to another rider. Maintain as<br />

much physical distance between riders as possible.<br />

• Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus. Use it<br />

when you get on and off.<br />

COTA reserves the flexibility to make adjustments<br />

to bus schedules as this situation evolves.<br />

For the latest service information from COTA, visit<br />

the COTA website, call COTA Customer Care at 614-<br />

228-1776 or sign-up for text or email alerts at<br />

www.COTA.com/alerts.<br />

Area (DORA) is in conflict with maintaining the community’s<br />

health and safety. DORA is suspended until<br />

further notice.<br />

Mayor’s court sessions suspended<br />

To promote the safety of the Grove City community<br />

and staff, Mayor’s Court sessions are suspended until<br />

<strong>April</strong> 29. Call 614-277-1715 with questions or concerns.<br />

magazines into straws and place in the can. Add sticks<br />

and bark until the can is stuffed full. Hang outside to<br />

allow insects a place to hide.<br />

●Make a nature wreath: Go for a walk and collect<br />

items from nature such as leaves, pine cones or flowers.<br />

Braid together strips of fabric from an old T-shirt<br />

to form into a circle. Add the natural items with hot<br />

glue or weave into the fabric. Add a ribbon and hang.<br />

●Make eye-spy binoculars: Decorate two toilet<br />

paper rolls and glue or tape them together. Attach<br />

string to make a strap. Go for a hike to look for birds.<br />

●Create a critter: Use egg cartons, toilet paper<br />

tubes and other household materials to create an animal.<br />

Decide where that animal lives or what it eats<br />

based on the adaptations you give it.

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Government Focus<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Parking restrictions in the village of<br />

Urbancrest could receive a second look.<br />

At the March meeting, councilwoman<br />

Nikky Ziglar-Zimmerman inquired as to<br />

whether the body would considered modifying<br />

the parking restrictions along First,<br />

Second and Central avenues.<br />

“I don’t think it’s fair that one side is<br />

allowed access to parking and the other<br />

side is not,” she said.<br />

She added that she has heard from residents<br />

who are bothered by the law and<br />

shared their worries they that would be<br />

fined for guest parking on the street.<br />

Mayor Joseph Barnes Sr. later said that, to<br />

his knowledge, no resident has been fined<br />

for temporary guest parking.<br />

The council agreed with Ziglar-<br />

Zimmerman and said they were willing to<br />

review the legislation in the future.<br />

The council established parking restrictions<br />

along First, Second and Central<br />

avenues in 2008 during a lengthy fight to<br />

keep drug traffickers out of the village.<br />

According to Barnes, dealers would<br />

come from “all over the state and region” to<br />

sell drugs in their community as it provided<br />

easy access to several highways.<br />

“It was a convenient location for them to<br />

sell their illegal goods. We were like their<br />

little drive-through,” he said.<br />

To combat the issue, residents established<br />

a neighborhood block watch, the village<br />

partnered with the Franklin County<br />

Sheriff’s Office and council enacted parking<br />

restrictions along popular selling hot spots.<br />

Barnes said that trifecta helped to bring<br />

the illegal activity down.<br />

“It did a great job of removing that<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong> -SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - PAGE 5<br />

Urbancrest officials review parking restrictions<br />

Grove City Call Center<br />

The city of Grove City opened a call center<br />

in response to helping residents and<br />

business owners with coronavirus (COVID-<br />

19) questions and concerns.<br />

The call center is available from 7 a.m.<br />

to 9 p.m. seven days a week. Members of<br />

the public can call the line at 614-277-3560<br />

with questions or concerns. Call center<br />

workers are ready to provide resources or<br />

put residents in touch with the help they<br />

around the southwest<br />

may need. The services and resources will<br />

be modified as the needs change.<br />

If you are interested in volunteering or<br />

helping those in need, please leave a message<br />

with your name, email and phone<br />

number at 614-277-3561.<br />

Blood drive at Kingston Center<br />

The American Red Cross Blood Drive<br />

meets in the Kingston Center, 3226<br />

Kingston Ave., from 1-7 p.m. the first<br />

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

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

the American Red Cross Blood Drive website.<br />

Grove City Arts Council<br />

The Grove City Arts Council meets the<br />

third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m at<br />

Storypoint on Orders Road. For more information,<br />

call 670-2926.<br />

unwanted element in the village,” he said.<br />

In other news, members of the health<br />

and safety committee said they have drafted<br />

legislation for council to review regarding<br />

the restriction of livestock in the village.<br />

Recently, council has received a number<br />

of complaints about a growing number<br />

of chickens in the area, and also a pig that<br />

was thought to be a therapy animal.<br />

Councilwoman Alicia Wiggins said they<br />

would present the legislation to the village<br />

law director at a later date.<br />

Jeffrey E. Buskirk<br />

& Associates<br />

Attorneys At Law<br />

4178 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123<br />

Serving the Community for over 30 years<br />

Social Security, Wills,<br />

Estates, Probate<br />

614-875-7220<br />

jbuskirk2125@yahoo.com<br />

614-875-0480 Fax<br />

Experts in Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Eye Care<br />

Eye exams - Eye glasses - Contact lenses - Cataract surgery - Diabetic Eye Disease and much more.<br />

Now taking VSP Insurance

PAGE 6 - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong><br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

In Education<br />

SWCS superintendent planning for more virtual learning<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

May 1. That is the date that is on the<br />

minds of students and parents throughout<br />

the state of Ohio.<br />

May 1 offers a hint of normalcy, the<br />

potential end to a state mandated order<br />

that closed all K-12 school buildings last<br />

month to slow the spread of a novel coronavirus.<br />

The staff and administration at<br />

these buildings are working under the<br />

assumption that on-site learning remains a<br />

possibility. That does not mean, however,<br />

they are not prepared for it to be extended.<br />

While declining to give his opinion as to<br />

whether on-site learning will be cancelled<br />

for the remainder of the 2019-<strong>2020</strong> school<br />

year, South-Western City Schools<br />

Superintendent Dr. Bill Wise said the district<br />

will be ready for either scenario.<br />

“We are working on plans as to how<br />

buildings can be operated should they open<br />

and we still have to observe social distancing<br />

guidelines,” he said, “and we are working<br />

on ways to enhance our procedures for<br />

virtual learning as well.”<br />

The first situation, he said, may pose a<br />

greater challenge but he feels strides have<br />

been made in virtual learning instruction<br />

throughout the past month.<br />

“Our educators have been extremely<br />

innovative and creative and they have done<br />

a wonderful job of making the needed<br />

adjustments as issues arise,” Wise said.<br />

According to Wise, all students have<br />

now received Google Chromebooks for their<br />

instruction, which were modified during<br />

spring break to include safety filters.<br />

Several parents had complained online<br />

that they were not activated, thus allowing<br />

their children to see most of what the world<br />

wide web had to offer.<br />

There were also several small adjustments<br />

made to the format regarding<br />

lessons and assignments, which he called a<br />

normal part of the instruction process.<br />

For the most part, he said, the virtual<br />

instruction will look much like it does now<br />

should it remain in place for the 2019-<strong>2020</strong><br />

school year.<br />

He did note that the district would like<br />

to hold some kind of ceremony for its graduating<br />

seniors but they are still discussing<br />

the logistics of doing so. Additionally, the<br />

district is discussing summer school<br />

options for students who want to advance<br />

their studies and for those who have fallen<br />

behind. A staggered, in-person start has<br />

been debated but not cemented.<br />

“We will still have summer school in<br />

some format,” he said, “but what it will look<br />

like we don’t quite know yet.”<br />

Wise also said that the district will continue<br />

to distribute meals to children until<br />

further notice. Starting <strong>April</strong> 13, multiple<br />

meals will be distributed to children on<br />

Mondays and Wednesdays only from 10<br />

a.m. to noon at the 15 current pickup locations<br />

and at an additional 16 school bus<br />

sites. The Mid-Ohio Foodbank will continue<br />

to provide prepackaged dinners for pickup<br />

only at Westland High School on<br />

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from<br />

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. until further notice.<br />

To see the pickup locations, visit the district’s<br />

Facebook page or website at<br />

www.swcsd.us<br />

Additionally, the board of education<br />

held its first meeting since the building closures<br />

last month. Though the <strong>April</strong> 13<br />

agenda was light on items for action, the<br />

praise was high for the students, staff and<br />

parents.<br />

Board member David Donofrio<br />

expressed his gratitude to the administration,<br />

the teachers and the parents for “all of<br />

their hard work” during this time, a sentiment<br />

that was echoed by Robert Ragland,<br />

Cathy Johnson and Lee Schreiner. Fellow<br />

board member<br />

Anthony Caldwell<br />

echoed their statements<br />

and offered<br />

admiration for the<br />

student body as<br />

well.<br />

“Our students<br />

are resilient and<br />

they have done an<br />

Dr. Bill Wise<br />

incredible job,” he said.<br />

The next board of education meeting is<br />

scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. on <strong>April</strong> 27<br />

at Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big<br />

Run South Road in Grove City.<br />

southwest<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong><br />

(Distribution: 22,100)<br />

Andrea Cordle...................................<strong>Southwest</strong> Editor<br />

southwest@ columbusmessenger.com<br />

Published every other Sunday by the<br />

The Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> Co.<br />

3500 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43204<br />

(614) 272-5422<br />

The Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> Co. reserves the right to edit, reject or cancel<br />

any advertisement or editorial copy at any time. The company is not<br />

responsible for checking accuracy of items submitted for publication.<br />

Errors in advertising copy must be called to the attention of the company<br />

after first insertion and prior to a second insertion of the same advertising<br />

copy.<br />

V I P R E A L T Y<br />

I N C<br />



• Only agent offering balanced marketing including Newspapers, Magazines,<br />

area Postcards, Enchanced Internet and more!<br />

• 5 Star Rated Columbus Area agent again • Discount Fees everytime<br />

Call Text Email Greg 614-537-1994<br />

for a FREE marketing presentation, it spells out all I do to sell your home.<br />

greg@soldbygregskinner.com<br />



SALES<br />

OF OVER<br />

$100 MILLION<br />

FOR 2015-2019<br />

UNDISPUTED Sales Leader in 43123

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong> -SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - PAGE 7<br />

County offers financial assistance for<br />

residents and business owners in need<br />

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

Recognized for rendering aid<br />

Village of Urbancrest resident Delando Smith is to be recognized at a future council<br />

meeting for his heroic deeds, said Mayor Joseph Barnes Sr. Earlier this month,<br />

Smith – an 11-year-veteran of the street department – was performing his routine<br />

duties when he came upon a woman in distress. According to Smith, she told him<br />

her boyfriend was unresponsive in a nearby field and needed help. After alerting the<br />

local fire department, Smith went to the scene and began to perform CPR until the<br />

man was revived. He was later taken to the hospital by the Jackson Township Fire<br />

Department for further evaluation. Smith credits his wife, who is a CPR instructor,<br />

with helping him through his first cardiopulmonary resuscitation. “Her voice was in<br />

the back of my head the whole time,” he said.<br />

The Franklin County Commissioners<br />

voted to approve two new initiatives aimed<br />

at delivering assistance to small businesses<br />

and their employees who are suffering<br />

under the current public health restrictions.<br />

The first includes $500,000 in additional<br />

funding for the Economic and<br />

Community Development Institute<br />

(ECDI), which will be able to leverage that<br />

money in order to provide $2 million in<br />

market-rate small business loans that can<br />

be used for things like payroll, inventory,<br />

or other working capital.<br />

“We know that our residents and small<br />

business people are hurting right now,”<br />

said board of commissioners president<br />

John O’Grady.<br />

“This crisis is likely to go on for quite<br />

some time and folks are going to need support.<br />

We know this is just a first step, but<br />

we’re glad to be able to get it up and running<br />

so quickly.”<br />

The second program created by the commissioners<br />

with the March 24 vote is<br />

aimed at providing direct support to<br />

employees who suddenly find themselves<br />

out of work due to the ongoing public<br />

health restrictions. It is a $500,000 investment<br />

with the Workforce Development<br />

Board of Central Ohio, which will use it to<br />

provide direct cash support for qualified<br />

applicants.<br />

Participants will engage in workforce<br />

preparedness or activities such as online<br />

workshops and, in return, they will receive<br />

$250 to help with immediate expenses<br />

until unemployment or other longer-term<br />

support options kick in.<br />

“These are challenging times,” said commissioner<br />

Marilyn Brown. “Yet we are<br />

strong enough as a community to get<br />

through this as long as we work together.<br />

How successfully we recover will depend on<br />

how well we support each other during this<br />

difficult time.”<br />

The newly-allocated funding is not new<br />

spending, but reallocated from other<br />

sources. The programs are expected to be<br />

up and running within the next two weeks.<br />

The Workforce Development Board and<br />

ECDI will administer the programs directly.<br />

“Small business are the engine of our<br />

economy and our residents are its backbone,”<br />

said commissioner Kevin Boyce.<br />

“The best thing that we can do for our<br />

whole community is to make sure that<br />

those businesses and their teams are still<br />

here and ready to go as soon as the public<br />

health restrictions are lifted.”<br />

To apply to participate in the small<br />

business loan program, contact Steve<br />

Fireman at sfireman@ecdi.org. To apply to<br />

participate in the workforce development<br />

program, contact Stephanie Robinson at<br />


PAGE 8- SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong><br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

The culprits of thinning grass<br />

Thick grass is often a hallmark of a<br />

healthy lawn. If grass begins to thin, homeowners<br />

may feel as though all the time and<br />

effort they spent tending to their lawns<br />

was for naught.<br />

Thinning grass can be caused by any<br />

number of things. And while it might take<br />

a little effort to address, thinning grass can<br />

be treated if homeowners correctly identify<br />

that cause of the problem.<br />

Leaf spot<br />

The Center for Agriculture, Food and<br />

the Environment at the University of<br />

Massachusetts Amherst notes that leaf<br />

spot diseases affect both cool- and warmseason<br />

turfgrasses. Various fungi can<br />

cause leaf spot. Symptoms and the timing<br />

of the appearance of leaf spot will vary<br />

depending on which fungi is causing the<br />

problem. For example, bipolaris sorokiniana,<br />

which affects grasses in warm, wet<br />

summer months, produces small spots that<br />

are dark purple to black. Dreschslera poae<br />

is another fungi that causes leaf spot, and<br />

it also produces dark purple to black spots.<br />

However, it tends to appear in the spring<br />

when the weather is cool and moist.<br />

Understanding the different fungi and<br />

when they typically strike can help homeowners<br />

identify what is causing their grass<br />

to thin. In such situations, professional<br />

landscapers can be invaluable resources as<br />

well.<br />

Stripe smut<br />

The University of Maryland Extension<br />

notes that stripe smut primarily poses a<br />

threat to Kentucky bluegrass that is older<br />

than three years. Pale green streaks that<br />

run parallel to the veins in the leaves and<br />

leaf sheaths are symptomatic of stripe<br />

smut, which tends to be noticed in spring<br />

and fall, when weather is cool. As the disease<br />

progresses, stripes turn black or a silvery<br />

gray, causing the leaf blade to shred<br />

and curl. After the blades have shred, they<br />

turn brown and die. The grass thins<br />

because stripe smut makes it vulnerable to<br />

problems like drought.<br />

Ascochyta leaf blight<br />

Lawns suffering from ascochyta leaf<br />

blight will become straw-colored. According<br />

to lawn care and pesticide experts, when a<br />

lawn is affected by ascochyta leaf blight, its<br />

healthy grass blades will be mixed in with<br />

diseased grass blades. Most prevalent in<br />

the spring, this disease can affect grass at<br />

any time during the growing season. That’s<br />

because the ascochyta fungi invade leaf<br />

blades through wounds, such as those that<br />

can result from mowing. Dull lawn mowers<br />

can contribute to the disease, which might<br />

disappear on its own and can even return<br />

after it’s seemingly been cured.<br />

Various issues can cause grass blades to<br />

thin. Working with a landscape professional<br />

is a great way to combat such issues<br />

before they compromise the look of a lawn.<br />

• Prunning<br />

• Tree Removal<br />

• Lot Cleaning<br />

• Tree Cabling<br />

• Tree Planting &<br />

Recommendations<br />

• Shrub Care<br />

• Spring & Fall<br />

Clean-Up<br />

• Mulching<br />

Do Your Trees & Mulch Beds<br />

Need A Woman’s Touch?<br />

If So, Call Us For Our Discounted Package Rates<br />


Call for details 614-725-1997<br />

OFFICE: 614-725-1997<br />

TOLL FREE: 855-762-9212<br />

EMERGENCY: 614-732-1061<br />

AWomansTouchTreeCare.com<br />




Restrictions Apply<br />

FREE<br />


FULLY<br />


24 HOUR<br />



Our sign language<br />

employees can provide<br />

estimates & explain the<br />

tree care process!

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong> -SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - PAGE 9<br />

Laundry day was a big chore in the 1800s<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

Southeast Editor<br />

We think doing laundry is a chore these<br />

days, but it’s nothing compared to what<br />

people went through to clean their clothes<br />

in the 1880s.<br />

Before the washing could even begin our<br />

ancestors had to make their own lye soap.<br />

According to workers at Metro Parks<br />

Slate Run Living Historical Farm, lye soap<br />

is made from a mixture of ashes, water,<br />

and rendered pig fat.<br />

“It’s stinky when you’re making it,” said<br />

Stephanie Reiner of Slate Run Living<br />

Historical Farm.<br />

The ashes, water, and pig fat are stirred<br />

together until they thicken into a puddinglike<br />

texture, a process that takes a while to<br />

complete. It’s important not to let the lye<br />

soap mixture touch your skin because it<br />

will cause burns.<br />

“You could ad borax to make it smoother<br />

or pumice to make the soap grittier,” said<br />

Reiner. “Making the soap is a finicky<br />

process. There are a lot of variables to consider:<br />

Is the weather hot or cold? Is it<br />

humid? You have to find a balance.”<br />

Once thickened, the soap is poured into<br />

a mold for 24 hours. It is then cut into bars<br />

in the mold and stored under the farm’s<br />

stove to cure for two to six weeks when it<br />

will then be ready to use. Soap was made<br />

regularly to make sure there was enough<br />

on hand to use when needed.<br />

“The curing process makes the lye soap<br />

usable,” said Natelle Ball of Slate Run<br />

Living Historical Farm.<br />

“Lye soap is very good at removing grass<br />

stains and blood stains,” said Reiner.<br />

Wash day<br />

Just like today, clothes would be separated<br />

into lights and darks.<br />

“Clothing in the 1880s was not color<br />

fast,” said Reiner.<br />

Clothes would be cleaned by hand using<br />

either a plunger or a corrugated washboard,<br />

rinsed in a barrel or tub, and then<br />

run through a hand operated wringer to<br />

extract water from the fabric.<br />

“The plunger works just like the agitator<br />

in a modern automatic washing<br />

machine to separate dirt from clothes,” said<br />

Pick-Up &<br />

Delivery<br />

C.M.T<br />


Authorized Dealers for BOB CAT Mowers<br />

6446 HARRISBURG PIKE, ORIENT, OH 43146<br />

614-875-5830<br />

www.cmtmowerrepairs.com<br />


Push Mowers $49.95 • Riding Tractors $159.95<br />

Zero Turn Mower $159.95<br />

Parts are additional on all units<br />



• CRZ-42........ $ 4,000.00<br />

• CRZ-48........ $ 4,200.00<br />

• CRZ-52........ $ 4,500.00<br />

• CRZ-61........ $ 4,800.00<br />

Reiner. “The washboard was good for<br />

cleaning gritty stuff from clothing.”<br />

Reiner said the plunger would be used<br />

on finer materials because it was less likely<br />

to damage clothes as using the washboard<br />

might do.<br />

“A washboard is hard on clothes,” said<br />

Reiner.<br />

Doing laundry in the 1880s was hard<br />

work.<br />

“How horrible it must have been on<br />

their hands. The skin on their hands would<br />

crack and bleed,” said Reiner of our 1880s<br />

ancestors. “They’d often use rosewater or<br />

glycerin to help soften their hands.”<br />

Clothes were hung on a clothes line to<br />

dry and, if a home did not have a clothes<br />

line, the clothes were hung on trees or<br />

bushes or laid on the grass to dry. Reiner<br />

said the really nice clothes that were made<br />

of silk or fine wool were rarely washed in<br />

this manner.<br />

Slate Run Living Historical Farm is<br />

located at 1375 State Route 674 North,<br />

near Canal Winchester. For information<br />

visit metroparks.net.<br />

• XRZ Pro RS61...... $ 8,100.00<br />

ProCat 6000 61........... $ 9,650<br />

Predator Pro 7000 72... $ 12,650<br />

0% Interest<br />

Financing up to<br />

48 months (if qualified)<br />

To advertise in a <strong>Messenger</strong> special section,<br />

contact Doug Henry at 614-272-5422.<br />

#1 in CENTRAL OHIO<br />


Masonry/Restoration Co.<br />

614-946-8871<br />

Lic.-Bonded-Insured<br />

32 Years 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

PAGE 10 - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Arts Council anniversary<br />

Grove City Arts Council will be celebrating<br />

its 40th anniversary later this<br />

year. The council is compiling a history.<br />

Come and Get It! is a bi-weekly column that offers readers an opportunity to<br />

pass along surplus building materials, furniture, electronic equipment, crafts,<br />

supplies, appliances, plants or household goods to anybody who will come<br />

and get them - as long as they’re FREE. NO PETS! Just send us a brief note<br />

describing what you want to get rid of, along with your name, address and<br />

phone number. Nonprofit organizations are welcome to submit requests for<br />

donations of items. Send information to The Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong>,<br />

Attention: Come and Get It, 3500 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH43204.<br />

Deadline is Tuesdays by 5 pm for following Mondays publication. <strong>Messenger</strong><br />

Newspapers is not responsible for any complications that may occur. Please<br />

contact us when items are gone. 272-5422<br />

th<br />

Come and Get It!<br />

Come & Get It will resume in our May 3, <strong>2020</strong> Issue.<br />

Get your ads in by <strong>April</strong> 28, <strong>2020</strong> to be included.<br />

Have many copies of Opera News<br />

& some New Yorker Magazines<br />

to give away<br />

CS-Columbus (614) 000-0000<br />

GOOD<br />

around the southwest<br />

Soapcitylaundry.com<br />

4310 Broadway<br />

Grove City, OH 43123<br />

614-801-1999<br />

It’s Coming Back!!!!<br />

Sample Only<br />

<strong>April</strong> Giveaway<br />

Anyone who was a charter member or a<br />

member at any time is asked to contact<br />

Linda at 614-620-6390 or<br />

lille0802@yahoo.com.<br />

Have many copies of Opera News<br />

& some New Yorker Magazines<br />

to give away<br />

PD-Columbus (614) 000-0000<br />

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

for the month of <strong>April</strong> and be registered to win a<br />

$50 Gift Card from<br />

The Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong><br />

Newspapers.<br />

Sample Only<br />

All ads received by mail, in person,<br />

email or phone will be included in the drawing.<br />

Drawing will be held <strong>April</strong> 29th, <strong>2020</strong><br />

and the winner will be notified<br />

and published in<br />

our May 3rd issue<br />

LUCK!<br />

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is<br />

accepting nominations to recognize those<br />

who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and<br />

continue to contribute to our communities,<br />

state, and nation through exceptional acts<br />

of volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction,<br />

public service, or philanthropy.<br />

Each year, the hall of fame inducts up to<br />

20 former service members based on recommendations<br />

from an executive committee<br />

of veterans from throughout the state<br />

and approval from the governor of Ohio.<br />

To be considered, the veteran must meet<br />

the following criteria:<br />

• Be a past or current Ohio resident<br />

• Have received an honorable discharge<br />

The Franklin County Dog Shelter’s<br />

Community Pet Food Pantry is open and<br />

accessible to residents of Franklin County<br />

who are unable to feed their pets. Both dog<br />

and cat food are available.<br />

To get food, individuals need to visit the<br />

shelter during regular hours - Monday,<br />

Tuesday, and Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.<br />

and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br />

The shelter understands that times are<br />

tough for many county residents and pet<br />

Pets of the week<br />

Jay is a handsome<br />

boy. During his stay<br />

in a foster home, Jay<br />

was very playful and<br />

extremely sweet. He<br />

has a lot of energy<br />

and will need owners<br />

with an active<br />

lifestyle to help manage<br />

his high energy.<br />

Make an appointment<br />

at the Franklin County shelter to meet<br />

Jay - he can’t wait to meet his furever family.<br />

FYI: www.franklincountydogs.com<br />

Nile is a loyal,<br />

spunky 6-year-old<br />

German Shepherd<br />

who loves long walks<br />

and playtime. His<br />

foster sleepover said<br />

he did wonderful,<br />

however, may need<br />

to learn basic manners<br />

and start out<br />

being crated in the<br />

house. He may do best as the only dog in the<br />

home but he may meet a potential furry sibling<br />

prior to adoption. Make an appointment to<br />

meet Nile and fall head-over-paws.<br />

FYI: www.franklincountydogs.com<br />

Harlow is a 5-yearold<br />

lady. She is a<br />

playful girl who loves<br />

attention. Harlow<br />

gets along well with<br />

other cats. She is<br />

spayed, microchipped<br />

and up to<br />

date on her vaccines.<br />

Harlow is up for<br />

adoption through<br />

Colony Cats and<br />

Dogs.<br />

FYI: www.colonycats.org<br />

Ramsay is a 1-to 2-<br />

year-old boy eager to<br />

find his forever home.<br />

He is a curious little<br />

guy who likes to be<br />

the center of attention.<br />

He loves to be<br />

petted. Ramsay is<br />

neutered, microchipped<br />

and vaccinated.<br />

He is available<br />

for adoption through<br />

Colony Cats and Dogs.<br />

FYI: www.colonycats.org<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame<br />

to recognize service members<br />

• Be of good moral character<br />

Sam Felton Jr., honored at the Ohio<br />

Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2019<br />

Induction Ceremony said, “This Hall of<br />

Fame sets the standard for recognizing<br />

Ohio’s veterans for accomplishments<br />

beyond their military service. In addition,<br />

it is a fitting way to say thank you for your<br />

service to our nation and thank you for<br />

your continued service to our communities.”<br />

The nomination deadline is June 1.<br />

Guidelines, a sample nomination, and<br />

more information are available at<br />

dvs.ohio.gov.<br />

Pet Corner<br />

Pet Food Pantry open for those in need<br />

food will be provided to any individual<br />

requesting it.<br />

The Community Pet Food Pantry is<br />

stocked by generous donations from the<br />

public. If you are able to donate, bins are<br />

available outside the shelter 24-hours-aday<br />

for drop off.<br />

The shelter is located at 4340 Tamarack<br />

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

call 614-525-3647.<br />

These furry friends are available<br />

for adoption at local<br />

rescues and shelters

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong> -SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

Government Focus<br />

Township officials discuss concerns for financial future<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

While the current financial situation in<br />

Jackson Township shows stability, officials<br />

believe there could be trouble in the future.<br />

At the <strong>April</strong> 14 board of trustees meeting,<br />

which was held virtually via Facebook<br />

Live, Fiscal Officer Ron Grossman said<br />

there has been an increase in expenditures,<br />

fluctuation in revenue sources and<br />

an overall positive cash balance.<br />

According to his report, the township<br />

has collected more than $8.3 million in revenue,<br />

which is slightly down in comparison<br />

to its collection at this point last year.<br />

He said real estate taxes have increased<br />

by $272,000 and they have collected more<br />

than $41,000 through the city of Grove<br />

City’s Tax Increment Financing Fund.<br />

He also noted that they have not collected<br />

$540,000 in Homestead and Rollback<br />

taxes from the state, which he believes<br />

could be coming in later this month.<br />

Where the uncertainty related to the<br />

health of the revenue comes in, he said, is<br />

with the number of business closures and<br />

rent collection delays that took place to<br />

slow the spread of a novel coronavirus. He<br />

said typically at this time, the township<br />

would be collecting hundreds of thousands<br />

of dollars but added that collection will<br />

likely be delayed by several months.<br />

“I have a feeling that commercial and<br />

industrial properties will really hammer us<br />

on delinquencies,” he said. “Hopefully they<br />

will be able to make it up next year.”<br />

Grossman reported that there has been<br />

a rise in expenditures compared to this<br />

time last year.<br />

“Our expenditures are up by almost<br />

$700,000 over last year,” he said.<br />

He said that payroll has increased but<br />

noted that it should stabilize as the fire<br />

department has temporarily limited training<br />

and restricted earned time off for its<br />

employees.<br />

The cash balance remains positive with<br />

$9.6 million on hand.<br />

“We are in a pretty good financial situation<br />

cash wise,” Grossman said.<br />

He also added that the United States<br />

Department of Health and Human<br />

Services deposited $36,000 into the township<br />

EMS account as part of the<br />

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic<br />

Security Act.<br />

“That was a nice piece of information to<br />

help our revenue,” he said.<br />

Upon listening to the report, trustee<br />

Dave Burris said the township would have<br />

to “watch its Ps and Qs” as it pertains to<br />

spending.<br />

“There is a whole lot of uncertainty,<br />

which is scary,” he said.<br />

Fire Chief Randy Little also presented<br />

his department report at the meeting. He<br />

said based upon the recommendation of its<br />

medical director, the department will be<br />

limiting its COVID-19 transports to Mount<br />

Carmel Grove City, Doctors West or<br />

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. All other<br />

transports will be taken to the closest facility.<br />

The transport restriction, he said, was<br />

implemented to give its personnel time to<br />

decontaminate themselves and the vehicles<br />

after making emergency runs.<br />

Little also reported that none of the<br />

department’s employees have tested positive<br />

for COVID-19. He credited that with<br />

their efforts to socially distance and their<br />

adherence to following township policies<br />

and federal guidelines.<br />

He also told the board that the department’s<br />

supply of personal protective equipment<br />

is in good shape but noted they have<br />

recently had to purchase some supplies via<br />

Amazon and EBay because their usual<br />

supplier has experienced shortages.<br />

He also thanked the community for<br />

their support and praised the men and<br />

women of the fire department for their skill<br />

and professionalism during this uncertain<br />

time.<br />

The next board of trustees meeting will<br />

take place via Facebook Live on <strong>April</strong> 28 at<br />

1:30 p.m. To access the broadcast, search<br />

Facebook for Jackson Township in<br />

Franklin County, Ohio or click the<br />

Facebook button at the top banner of their<br />

official webpage at www.jacksontwp.org.<br />

Residents can submit comments during the<br />

broadcast.<br />

around the southwest<br />

Writer’s Group to raise<br />

funds for 2021 writing contest<br />

The Grove City Writer’s Group has<br />

announced that the Summer Scribbles<br />

Contest held annually for South-Western<br />

City School students is cancelled for <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

The group will raise funds in the coming<br />

months to support the contest in 2021. A<br />

major overhaul of the writing contest is<br />

expected. For more information or to<br />

donate, contact Janet Shailer at<br />

JanetShailer@hotmail.com or Barbara<br />

Whittington at barbwhitti@aol.com.<br />

What is Hope? - Quotes from Readers in the Community<br />

“Hope is a future belief.” - Evan, age 10 “Hope is kindness.” - Moriah, age 7<br />

“Hope is not a word I use that much, because my Faith in God is much bigger. I can honestly say I don‛t use the word<br />

Hope that much when I really think about it. I always say I Pray rather than Hope. Prayer changes all Hopes.<br />

<strong>April</strong> J., age 60<br />

Brought to you by:

PAGE 12 - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Opinion Page<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

Despite its popularity, I just can’t get into soccer<br />

Surfing some of the dedicated sport’s<br />

channels in the wee morning hours can<br />

leave one perplexed. You can’t believe what<br />

they have on. This morning it was a cornhole<br />

tournament. The other day it was an<br />

axe throwing contest, before that a poker<br />

tournament, another day the rugged sport<br />

of bocce ball. What next, someone doing a<br />

crossword or jigsaw puzzle against the<br />

clock, perhaps checkers?<br />

Over the years I’ve learned categorizing<br />

something as a sport is loosely defined with<br />

few restrictions; the only qualification<br />

being it be one in the eyes of some beholder.<br />

The interpretation seems to be very broad<br />

and encompassing to include activities that<br />

sometimes leaves me scratching my forehead.<br />

To me, if there’s competition and it’s<br />

entertaining to watch, I’ll do my best to roll<br />

with the flow. I’ll try to learn more about it<br />

and usually end up accepting it, although<br />

maybe not liking it. I’ve felt there should be<br />

strength, endurance, sweat, some level of<br />

skill with at least minimal athleticism<br />

involved. I’ve always tried to be liberal in<br />

my interpretation, especially in my golden<br />

years where ping-pong is now the extent of<br />

my attempting any semblance of grueling<br />

competition. I rarely exclude any activity<br />

that’s perhaps just attributable to my vast<br />

acknowledged ignorance and lack of understanding<br />

of the so-called sport.<br />

Luckily most are obvious sports and<br />

beyond question. Yet some I’ll always question.<br />

I’ve come a long way. Thanks to the<br />

Olympics, I even accept, please don’t tell<br />

anyone, and I (sort of) enjoy curling now.<br />

It’s fun to watch and I find it helps me vent<br />

my pent up anger and rage listening to all<br />

the players screaming at the top of their<br />

lungs. Note: I still enjoy watching real<br />

sports like hockey, baseball, football and<br />

is pandemic<br />

offers us a reset<br />

As I reflect on my teenage years in a<br />

small, Ohio town, those of us that are over<br />

40 remember a different time. A time when<br />

cell phones were expensive and video<br />

games didn’t sound near as much fun as<br />

playing outside with my siblings and<br />

friends. A time when my Dad would let out<br />

a yell to call us to come to dinner and we all<br />

ate a meal together. A time when I did<br />

homework lying on the floor as my Dad<br />

read the paper sitting in the very chair I<br />

write to you from now. A time when planning<br />

our family nights meant considering<br />

the TV shows we all loved and when they<br />

college basketball more. I’ve excluded pro<br />

basketball. To me, that’s too much like the<br />

pro wrestling.<br />

There’s one sport I’ve never questioned<br />

as being a sport. I just don’t enjoy watching<br />

it. Hence, it doesn’t meet all my criteria.<br />

I’ve tried and tried for years, given it more<br />

chances to captivate me than I’ve given and<br />

still give our Browns and Indians, but I just<br />

can’t get into it. I readily admit it’s me, not<br />

the sport, because it’s the most popular<br />

sport across the globe.<br />

By way of lead-in, after giving it two seconds<br />

to suck me in, I flipped from the<br />

excitement of that cornhole tournament I’d<br />

landed on and ended up on a riveting soccer<br />

match from overseas, with team names I’d<br />

never heard of and couldn’t pronounce. The<br />

sport’s network pipes these soccer matches<br />

in regularly, so someone must be watching<br />

them. My reaction was I felt like I’d<br />

switched sides during a good nap, from<br />

cornhole to soccer, turned over on the couch<br />

and carried on with my snooze.<br />

Now settle down soccer fans. I realize<br />

there are many of you out there and it’s<br />

without question the most popular sport in<br />

the world. It’s just not a fun sport for me, as<br />

a spectator. This is just one man’s opinion.<br />

I’m sure it’s probably fun for the players.<br />

Well, I guess I’m not positive on that. It’s<br />

just not fun for me to watch. I’d rather<br />

watch the June Bugs devour my bushes or<br />

the faint white dot of the International<br />

Space Station streaking across the nighttime<br />

sky like a garden slug. It’s obviously a<br />

sport, it meets all my requirements to<br />

rightfully be called one. All except it’s<br />

downright boring for me to stay tuned to<br />

and that’s an automatic disqualification.<br />

Plus, a few of the rules make little sense to<br />

me. Why must the timeclock run continuously<br />

during an injury or some other delay<br />

Letter to the editor<br />

were scheduled like “Growing Pains,”<br />

“Family Ties,” “Wonder Years,” and, of<br />

course, the “Mom-loved” shows like “Little<br />

House on The Prairie” (we would always<br />

act like we didn’t like it, but really we did).<br />

And now we are in a time we may be doing<br />

similar things as I did growing up: playing<br />

outside with family, sharing family meals<br />

and homework together.<br />

Together is exactly how we will get<br />

through this virus and although, it may be<br />

stressful for us to change our behavior and<br />

routines - even for a brief time - it offers “a<br />

reset” for all of us. The silver-lining is the<br />

gift of time. I absolutely love watching my<br />

85-year-old mother's favorite TV shows<br />

along side her - shows like “The Golden<br />

Girls” and “MASH.” Similarly, I see our<br />

community of families, older and younger<br />

couples of all types, doing things outdoors.<br />

We are coming together, as I’ve noticed we<br />

are walking, front-porch sitting, playing<br />

ball and biking (in our household groups).<br />

Recently, as I walked my dog, I noticed a<br />

family with the window open huddled<br />

together on the couch, laughing and watching<br />

TV, and my walk ended seeing a couple<br />

holding each other reading a book.<br />

There are those we cannot see now, but<br />

they are there working together behind the<br />

scenes: the first responders and those who<br />

provide care, hope, education and essential<br />

items and services.<br />

As this pandemic has slowed us down<br />

together and shown a bright light on the<br />

simple things, <strong>2020</strong> will reap insight,<br />

improvement and renewal in all areas of<br />

society. We now have the chance to<br />

embrace our priorities more closely than<br />

ever: our faith in God to get us through<br />

Guest Column<br />

Dave Burton<br />

instead of using an official timeout. Sure,<br />

the official supposedly keeps the idle time<br />

lost (a secret) and adds it back later, but<br />

the fans aren’t in the loop. It makes little<br />

sense to me.<br />

I enjoy watching a good shutout in hockey,<br />

baseball and football, a good defensive<br />

effort on the college basketball court. Just<br />

none of those in every game. I also like to<br />

see scoring. It helps keep me awake. I have<br />

a demanding need for at least a little<br />

excitement.<br />

Since my taxes are going to partially<br />

fund the new Columbus Crew stadium, I<br />

forced myself to watch the season opener.<br />

Nice match. Good defense, they won 1-0.<br />

History says we can count on most matches<br />

having that same explosive scoring. In<br />

2018 they scored 43 goals in 34 matches<br />

while 2019 saw 39 goals in 34 matches.<br />

That’s struggling to barely average a goal<br />

each match. Pass the coffee, black with<br />

extra caffeine please.<br />

When you watch a soccer match on TV,<br />

the fans are always bouncing about in the<br />

stands and going bonkers throughout, taking<br />

the fanatic term to a new high level.<br />

Overseas, there are frequent riots in the<br />

stands, fans waving flags with noise levels<br />

well about our Super Bowl the entire<br />

match. When one of those rare times<br />

comes, a goal, you can probably hear them<br />

cheering on Mars. I’ve never understood<br />

what all the excitement is about. It’s got to<br />

be me because so many fans are into it.<br />

It’s always a world of mystery to me as I<br />

observe the activity on the fields as I<br />

saunter by during the dog walk. Even the<br />

dog looks confused. The fields look like a<br />

beehive a bear stuck his paw into for the<br />

honey. Little bodies are moving in every<br />

direction like the fighter planes at the battle<br />

of Midway. Some are standing motionless<br />

and uninterested, looking blankly into<br />

the sky, as the ball goes by their feet, while<br />

the parents and coaches scream away.<br />

The chaos depends on league age level,<br />

resembling the airport in Atlanta during<br />

the rush hours for the youngest level. As I<br />

walk on, my thoughts usually turn to<br />

thinking how grateful I am soccer wasn’t<br />

very popular, let alone even discovered in<br />

most towns, when I was a kid. We had<br />

more exciting sports, like using an old<br />

building wall and crummy abandoned dirt<br />

field with potholes all over it for stickball,<br />

or dodging cars playing touch football out<br />

in the neighborhood street. Those days of<br />

memory have been replaced with soccer.<br />

Soccer is everywhere now. It’s been<br />

pushed hard by the sport’s media and it’s<br />

still growing, no doubt here to stay. I’m trying<br />

to contain my excitement. The easiest<br />

thing for me to do is change the channel<br />

again. Maybe I’ll find a cricket or rugby<br />

match so I can get really confused. Maybe<br />

I’ll find some muscle bound man pulling a<br />

truck with a chain. Perhaps there’s surfing<br />

competition on, bull riding, powerboat racing,<br />

cliff climbing. Or, maybe I’ll luck out<br />

and find a hot dog eating contest, a real<br />

sport (and heartburn) I can identify with<br />

(burp).<br />

Dave Burton is a guest columnist for the<br />

Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers. He<br />

lives in Grove City.<br />

troubling times, our family, our friends and<br />

our community. If anything this should<br />

teach us all that their is no “I” it is “We.”<br />

Finally, our faith in our great country that<br />

is unifying as one team, regardless of our<br />

differences, to get through this challenging<br />

time together.<br />

By extending love to our family, community<br />

and country, we can give kindness,<br />

sacrifice, service, and compassion every<br />

day, and extend these values into the<br />

future. Please join me in this reset to others<br />

of service and love.<br />

Please spread the love and send prayers<br />

to those that are sick, and all of our wonderful<br />

first responders. Together we will<br />

see a brighter tomorrow.<br />

Ted Berry<br />

Grove City Councilman

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong> - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - PAGE 13<br />


Deadlines: Southeast and West editions, Wednesdays at 5 p.m., • East, <strong>Southwest</strong>, Madison editions, Tuesdays at 5 p.m.<br />

All editions by phone, Tuesdays at 5 p.m. • Service Directory, Tuesdays at 5 p.m.<br />

xEmployment<br />




WANTED<br />

If you have a reliable<br />

car and would like to<br />

earn extra money,<br />

then why not deliver?<br />

xInformation<br />

Information<br />



CIALIS! 100 Pills $99.00<br />

FREE Shipping! 100%<br />

guaranteed. 24/7 CALL<br />

NOW! 888-889-5515<br />

Become a Published Author.<br />

We want to Read<br />

Your Book! Dorrance<br />

Publishing-Trusted by<br />

Authors Since 1920.<br />

Book manuscript submissions<br />

currently being<br />

reviewed. Comprehensive<br />

Services: Consultation,<br />

Production, Promotion<br />

and Distribution. Call<br />

for Your Free Author’s<br />

Guide 1-877-626-2213<br />


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

during the month of APRIL and be registered<br />

to win a $50 Gift Card from<br />

The Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong><br />

Newspapers.<br />

All ads received by mail, in person,<br />

e-mail or phone will be included in the drawing.<br />

Drawing will be held <strong>April</strong> 29, <strong>2020</strong><br />

and the winner will be notified and published<br />

in our May 3rd issue .<br />


EVERYONE!!!!<br />


DISH TV $59.99 FOR 190<br />

Channels + $14.95 High<br />

Speed Internet. Free Installation,<br />

Smart HD DVR<br />

Included, Free Voice Remote.<br />

Some restrictions<br />

apply. Call 1-855-270-<br />

5098<br />



MARTIN, Etc. 1930’s to<br />

1980”s. TOP DOLLAR<br />


1-866-433-8277<br />


Portable Oxygen Concentrator<br />

May Be Covered by<br />

Medicare! Reclaim independence<br />

and mobility<br />

with the compact design<br />

and long-lasting battery of<br />

Inogen One.<br />

Free information kit! Call<br />

888-609-2189<br />

READER<br />


The National Trade Association<br />

we belong to has<br />

purchased the following<br />

classifieds. Determining<br />

the value of their service<br />

or product is advised by<br />

this publication. In order<br />

to avoid misunderstandings,<br />

some advertisers do<br />

not offer “employment”<br />

but rather supply the<br />

readers with manuals, directories<br />

and other materials<br />

designed to help<br />

their clients establish mail<br />

order selling and other<br />

businesses at home. Under<br />

NO circumstance<br />

should you send any<br />

money in advance or give<br />

the client your checking,<br />

license ID or credit card<br />

numbers. Also beware of<br />

ads that claim to guarantee<br />

loans regardless of<br />

credit and note that if a<br />

credit repair company<br />

does business only over<br />

the phone it’s illegal to request<br />

any money before<br />

delivering its service. All<br />

funds are based in US<br />

dollars. Toll Free numbers<br />

may or may not<br />

reach Canada. Please<br />

check with the Better<br />

Business Bureau 614-<br />

486-6336 or the Ohio Attorney<br />

General’s Consumer<br />

Protection Section<br />

614-466-4986 for more<br />

information on the company<br />

you are seeking to<br />

do business with.<br />

• Deliver 1 or 2 days a week<br />

• Flexible delivery hours<br />

• Work close to home - often<br />

in or near your neighborhood<br />


1-888-837-4342<br />

www.thebag.com<br />

• Deliver 7 days a week<br />

• Delivery before dawn<br />

• Work close to home - often<br />

in or near your neighborhood<br />


614-461-8585<br />

www.dispatch.com/delivery<br />


Call Empire Today® to<br />

schedule a FREE inhome<br />

estimate on Carpeting<br />

& Flooring. Call<br />

Today! 1-855-404-2366<br />


TRAINING - Get FAA<br />

Technician certification.<br />

Approved for military<br />

benefits. Financial Aid if<br />

qualified. Job placement<br />

assistance. Call Aviation<br />

Institute of Maintenance<br />

866-453-6204<br />

HughesNet Satellite Internet<br />

- 25mbps starting<br />

at $49.99/mo! Get More<br />

Data FREE Off-Peak Data.<br />

FAST Download<br />

speeds. WiFi built in!<br />

FREE Standard Installation<br />

for lease customers!<br />

Limited Time, Call 1-855-<br />

973-9254<br />

Stay in your home longer<br />

with an American Standard<br />

Walk-In Bathtub. Receive<br />

up to $1,500 off,<br />

including a free toilet,<br />

and a lifetime warranty<br />

on the tub and installation!<br />

Call us at 1-855-<br />

481-3969 or visit www.<br />

walkintubquote.com/national<br />


PAGE 14 - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong><br />

xAdult Care<br />

Senior Home Care<br />

by ANGELS<br />

We send you the Best Home Caregivers<br />

Up to 24 Hrs. Care<br />

Prepared and Ready but still operating COVID Free.<br />

Very Reasonable Rates<br />

“We Do Things Your Way”<br />

614-80-ANGEL (614-802-6435)<br />

Call or text for info.<br />

www.v-angels.com<br />

Adult Care<br />

xCome & Get It!<br />

It’s Coming Back In <strong>April</strong>!<br />

Come and Get It!<br />

Come & Get It will resume in our May 3, <strong>2020</strong> Issue.<br />

Get your ads in by <strong>April</strong> 28, <strong>2020</strong> to be included.<br />

Have many copies of Opera News & some<br />

New Yorker Magazines to give away<br />

CS-Columbus (614) 000-0000<br />

Sample Only<br />

Welcome<br />

Carolyn’s<br />

Cottage<br />

Private Assisted Living<br />

3036 Woodgrove Dr.<br />

Grove City, OH<br />

Michelle Preston - Owner<br />

614-991-0652<br />

614-376-9761<br />

Have many copies of Opera News & some<br />

New Yorker Magazines to give away<br />

PD-Columbus (614) 000-0000<br />

Sample Only<br />

Come and Get It! is a bi-weekly column that offers readers an opportunity to pass along<br />

surplus building materials, furniture, electronic equipment, crafts, supplies, appliances, plants or<br />

household goods to anybody who will come and get them - as long as they’re FREE. NO PETS!<br />

Just send us a brief note describing what you want to get rid of, along with your name, address<br />

and phone number. Nonprofit organizations are welcome to submit requests for donations of<br />

items. Send information to The Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong>, Attention: Come and Get It, 3500<br />

Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH43204. Deadline is Tuesdays by 5 pm for following Mondays<br />

publication. <strong>Messenger</strong> Newspapers is not responsible for any complications that may<br />

occur. Please contact us when items are gone. 614-272-5422<br />

Come & Get It!<br />

xPublic Notice<br />


FOR SALE<br />

2004 & 2009 Ford Crown Victoria<br />

for sale by the<br />

Village of Harrisburg for<br />

$4,000 each. Cars may be inspected<br />

at 1100 High St., Harrisburg, OH<br />

614-877-4053, by appointment.<br />

Public Notice<br />


VIAGRA & CIALIS! 60<br />

pills for $99. 100 pills for<br />

$150 FREE shipping.<br />

Money back guaranteed!<br />

1-844-596-4376<br />

SAVE BIG on HOME IN-<br />

SURANCE! Compare 20<br />

A-rated insurance companies.<br />

Get a quote within<br />

minutes. Average savings<br />

of $444/year! Call<br />

877-270-4283! (M-F<br />

8am-8pm Central)<br />


ED!!! All Makes/Models<br />

2002-2019! Any Condition.<br />

Running or Not. Top $$$<br />

Paid! Free Towing! We’re<br />

Nationwide! Call Now: 1-<br />

888-985-1806<br />

Earthlink High Speed Internet.<br />

As low as $14.95/<br />

month (for the first 3<br />

months.) Reliable High<br />

Speed Fiber Optic Technology.<br />

Stream Videos,<br />

Music and More! Call<br />

Earthlink Today 1-855-<br />

520-7938<br />

Applying for Social Security<br />

Disability or Appealing a<br />

Denied Claim? Call Bill<br />

Gordon & Assoc., Social<br />

Security Disability Attorneys,<br />

1-855-498-6323!<br />

FREE Consultations. Local<br />

Attorneys Nationwide<br />

[Mail: 2420 N St. NW,<br />

Washington DC. Office:<br />

Broward Co. FL (TX/NM<br />

Bar.)]<br />

Lung Cancer? Asbestos<br />

exposure in industrial, construction,<br />

manufacturing<br />

jobs, or military may be the<br />

cause. Family in the home<br />

were also exposed. Call 1-<br />

866-795-3684 or email<br />

cancer@breakinginjurynews.com.<br />

$30 billion is<br />

set aside for asbestos victims<br />

with cancer. Valuable<br />

settlement monies may not<br />

require filing a lawsuit.<br />


HOUSE? Advertise it<br />

here and neighboring<br />

publications. We can<br />

help you. Contact MACnet<br />

MEDIA @ 800-450-<br />

6631 or visit our site at<br />

MACnetOnline. com<br />




Advertise with us. You<br />

choose where you want<br />

to advertise. 800-450-<br />

6631 visit macnetonline.<br />

com for details.<br />

Wants to purchase minerals<br />

and other oil and gas<br />

interests. Send details to<br />

P.O. Box 13557, Denver,<br />

CO. 80201<br />

DIRECTV - Switch and<br />

Save! $39.99/month!<br />

Select All-included Package.<br />

155 Channels.<br />

1000’s of Shows/Movies<br />

On Demand. FREE<br />

Genie HD DVD Upgrade.<br />

Premium movie channels,<br />

FREE for 3 mos!<br />

Call 1-855-781-1565<br />


NOTICE<br />

The following states: CA,<br />

CT, FL, IA, IL, IN, KY,<br />

LA, MD, ME, MI, MN,<br />

NE, NC, NH, OH, OK,<br />

SC, SD, TX, VT and WA<br />

requires seller of certain<br />

business opportunities to<br />

register with each state<br />

before selling. Call to<br />

verify lawful registration<br />

before you buy.<br />

Elminate gutter cleaning<br />

forever! LeafFilter, the<br />

most advanced debrisblocking<br />

gutter protection.<br />

Schedule a FREE<br />

LeafFilter estimate today.<br />

15% off and 0%<br />

financing for those who<br />

qualify, PLUS Senior &<br />

Military Discounts. Call<br />

1-855-402-0373<br />


from Physicians Mutual<br />

Insurance Company.<br />

NOT just a discount<br />

plan, REAL coverage for<br />

(350) procedures. Call 1-<br />

877-308-2834 for details.<br />

www.dental50plus.com/<br />

cadnet 6118-0219<br />

Two great new offers from<br />

AT&T Wireless! Ask how<br />

to get the Next Generation<br />

Samsung Galaxy S10e<br />

FREE. FREE IPhone with<br />

AT&T’s Buy one, Give<br />

One. While supplies last!<br />

CALL 1-866-565-8452 or<br />

www.freephonesnow.com/<br />

cadnet<br />



TO RENT<br />



Call Kathy at<br />

The<br />

Columbus<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong><br />

To Advertise<br />

Your<br />

Apartment<br />

Community<br />

614-272-5422<br />


[WANTED] CARS/<br />


All Makes/Models 2002-<br />

2018! Any Condition. Running<br />

or Not. Competitive<br />

Offer! Free Towing! We<br />

are Nationwide! Call Now:<br />

1-888-368-1016<br />


ON THE STAIRS** Give<br />

your life a lift with an<br />


now for $250 OFF your<br />

stairlift purchase and<br />

FREE DVD & brochure!<br />

1-866-471-1334<br />

Cross Country Moving,<br />

Long distance Moving<br />

Company, out of state<br />

move $799 Long Distance<br />

Movers. Get Free<br />

quote on your Long distance<br />

move 1-844-452-<br />

1706<br />



Grandmother will babysit<br />

in my home. I will provides<br />

meals, days. 614-<br />

702-6481<br />

Depend. Quality Child care<br />

in loving hm. Exp. Mom, n-<br />

smkr, hot meals, sncks,<br />

playroom, fncd yd. Reas.<br />

rates. Laurie at 853-2472<br />



2011 Sky Lark, 21x8,<br />

electric & propane, full<br />

bath & kitchen. Weight<br />

3000 lbs. 614-596-7771<br />


FREE<br />

Garage Sale<br />

Signs<br />

When You Stop By<br />

Our Office At:<br />

3500 Sullivant Ave.<br />

And Place Your<br />



We Buy Junk Cars &<br />

Trucks. Highest Prices<br />

Paid. 614-395-8775<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

xFocus on Rentals<br />



2 BR APT. - $499 MONTH!<br />

Call 614-272-2800 or visit us<br />

at 777 Wedgedwood Dr.<br />

TTY/TDD 711<br />


Ashville Senior Apts.<br />

100 Abby Court, Ashville, OH 43103<br />

Income Restricted<br />

Senior Housing for 55 plus<br />

Two bedroom, one bath<br />

with attached garage<br />

Rent: $645/mo.<br />

740-983-2222<br />


WANTS TO Purchase<br />

minerals and other oil &<br />

gas interests. Send details<br />

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

Denver, CO 80201<br />


WANTED<br />

Victrolas, Watches,<br />

Clocks, Bookcases<br />

Antiques, Furn.<br />

Jeff 614-262-0676<br />

or 614-783-2629<br />

We Buy Cars & Trucks<br />

$300-$3000.614-308-2626<br />


SP Payroll & Tax Service<br />

Remote Online Notary<br />

Remote Closings<br />

Remote Notarial Acts. To<br />

Schedule a Closing Call<br />

Stacey at 614-203-5134<br />

or Email<br />

sptaxes@wowway.com<br />

Rentals<br />


Property<br />

Management<br />

We are always available!<br />

40 yrs. exp in<br />

Certified Property Mgmt.<br />

Reas. Fees. Call Now!<br />

614-783-7464<br />


Englewood, Florida<br />

Palm Manor Resort<br />

Within minutes of white<br />

sand Gulf beaches,<br />

world famous Tarpon<br />

fishing, golf courses, restaurants/shopping,<br />

Bush<br />

Gardens. 2 BR 2 BA<br />

condos with all ammenities,<br />

weekly/monthly, visit<br />

www.palmmanor.com<br />

or call 1-800-848-8141

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

5<br />

xClassified Services<br />

Aoril 19, <strong>2020</strong> - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - PAGE 15<br />



Complete System<br />

Clean & Check<br />


Only $1 per line<br />

columbus<br />

❏ Check for one additional FREE week.<br />

Telephone: _________________________________________________________<br />

Print Your Name:____________________________________________________<br />

Last<br />

First<br />

Print Your Address:___________________________________________________<br />

Print Your City:__________________________ State:_______ Zip:____________<br />

West ___ <strong>Southwest</strong> ___ East ___ Southeast ___ Madison___<br />

Print Your Ad Below…<br />

One word each space. BE SURE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER OR ADDRESS is included in your<br />

advertisement. The lessor of 4 words or 22 characters per line. We reserve the right to use abbreviations<br />

when actual space exceeds amount purchased.<br />

1. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

2. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

3. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

4. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

5. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

6. __________ __________ __________ __________<br />

Columbus <strong>Messenger</strong><br />

3500 Sullivant Ave. • Columbus, Ohio 43204<br />

614-272-5422<br />

classified@columbusmessenger.com<br />

$<br />

$49.95<br />




Walker’s Basement<br />

Waterproofing. LLC<br />

614-359-4353<br />

4-26 A<br />

Free Electronic Leak Testing<br />

All Makes • All Models<br />

45 Yrs. Exp. • Senior Discount<br />

614-351-9025<br />


Washer, Dryer, Stove &<br />

Refrig. Repair 875-7588<br />

Spring into<br />


for all your<br />

Auto Service Needs!<br />

614-278-9458/778-3864<br />

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

American & Foreign Cars<br />

Not Valid for Garage Sales<br />



Any 5 areas $75. Home<br />

Powerwash $99 to $200.<br />

614-805-1084<br />

Specializing in Pet Odors<br />


Holly’s Halos<br />

Accepting New Clients<br />

Under $100<br />

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

Looking for Mrs. Clean?<br />

For excellent cleaning<br />

services at reas. rates w/<br />

great refs, depend, 10%<br />

Sr. Disc. CDC/EPA approved<br />

guidelines. Will<br />

run errands for seniors &<br />

shut ins. Free Estimates<br />

Gwen 614-226-5229.<br />


ONLY<br />

$50.00<br />

For This Ad In Our<br />

West & <strong>Southwest</strong><br />

For Info Call<br />

272-5422<br />

❏ Cash<br />

❏ Check<br />

❏ Money Order<br />

❏ VISA ❏ MC<br />

Credit Card<br />

Information<br />

___<br />

__________________________<br />

Credit Card Number<br />

____________<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 />

Buckeye Cement<br />

Contractors<br />

Specializing In<br />

Tearout & Replacing<br />

Concrete of Any Type<br />

Licensed • Bonded • Insured<br />

38th Year in Business<br />

614-539-5640<br />



Specializing in Custom Colors &<br />

Custom Designs of Concrete.<br />

Including Remove & Replace<br />

42 yrs exp & Free Est.<br />

Licensed & Insured<br />

Reputation Built<br />

On Quality<br />

Ronnie<br />

614-875-8364<br />

See Us On Facebook<br />

www.gallioncustom<br />

concrete.com<br />

__(___)__<br />

Exp. Date 3 digit code<br />

Minimum Charge $5.00<br />

4/26 A<br />

4/26/ W/SW<br />

4-26 W/SW<br />




All Types Concrete Work<br />

New or Tear Out-Replace<br />

37 Yrs. Exp.<br />

(614) 207-5430<br />

Owner is On The Job!<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 />



Chain Link - Wood<br />

No Job Too Big or Small<br />

All Repairs ~ Free Est.<br />

Insured. 614-670-2292<br />


Low Price-Great Service<br />

5 & 6” Seamless gutters,<br />

covers, siding, gutter clng.<br />

Bill 614-306-4541<br />



614-276-1958<br />


& MORE<br />

• Junk Removal<br />

• Estate Clean-out<br />

• Interior Demolition<br />

• Gutter Cleaning<br />

10% off for Senior Citizens<br />

Free Estimates<br />

Mike Redding<br />

614-352-0442<br />

HOME<br />




Siding-Windows-<br />

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-<br />

Fascia-Gutters-Trim<br />

Earn FREE Seamless<br />

Gutters with Siding Over<br />

1000 Sq. Ft.<br />

FREE Shutters with<br />

Soffit & Trim<br />

EPA Certified<br />

Member of BBB<br />

Financing Available<br />

419<br />

w/sw/m<br />

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.<br />

Licensed-Bonded-Insured<br />

Owner & Operator<br />

James 614-419-7500<br />


& Remodeling Services<br />

Jim A Ferbrache<br />

614-271-5793<br />

C&JHandyman<br />

Services LLC<br />

Minor Plumbing &<br />

Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

Also Fencing &<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

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

CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines<br />

614-284-2100<br />

4-26 A<br />

5-10 A<br />

HOME<br />


Quality is our #1 Priority<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 4-26<br />

W/SW<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

Phil Bolon Contr.<br />

Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

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

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

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

Free Est. - Financing Avail.<br />

Member BBB Of Cent. OH<br />

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

614-419-3977<br />

or 614-863-9912<br />



Mulch • Edging<br />

Spring Clean-up<br />

Sealcoating Estimates<br />

614-649-1200<br />


No job too big or too small.<br />

We offer a full range of<br />

landscape services<br />

Fast • Affordable • Reliable<br />

Call Dustin for a<br />

FREE Estimate today!<br />

614-357-7847<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 />

Classified Services<br />

4-26<br />

A/M<br />

SLAGLE<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 />

Jerry<br />

614-332-3320<br />

5-3 SW/W<br />

4-26 A&M<br />

4-26 w/sw/m<br />


Accepting New Clients<br />

Lawn Maintenance incl:<br />

mowing, plant trimming<br />

installation, fertilization,<br />

mulching. Free Estimates.<br />

614-301-3575 - Patrick<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 />


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 />

Painter Over 30 Yrs Exp.<br />

Free Est. Reas Rates<br />

Daniel 614-226-4221<br />


Anthony Pest Control<br />

Termite/Bed Bug Work<br />

at Reasonable Prices.<br />

614-600-8841<br />

Please Leave Message<br />


All About Drains & Plumb.<br />

Will snake any sm drain<br />

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

ALL IN ONE<br />


“One Call Does It All”<br />

$25 OFF LABOR<br />

5/10<br />

With This Ad<br />

A<br />

614-801-1508<br />

All Major Credit Cards Accepted<br />

CHRIS’<br />


“Plumbing & Drain Professional<br />

That You Can Count On”<br />

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

No Overtime Charges<br />

24 Yrs. Exp. in Plumbing &<br />

Drain Cleaning Field<br />

Call For A Free Phone Estimate<br />

$100.00 For Any Small Drain<br />

614-622-4482<br />

30% OFF with AD<br />



Any house wash $149 + tax<br />

Single deck $69 + tax<br />

2 Tier deck $99 + tax<br />

Best Wash In Town<br />

Over 45,000 Washes<br />

Ashley, 614-771-3892<br />


Robinson roofing & repairs<br />

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

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

Reas rates. Member of<br />

BBB. Dennis Robinson<br />

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

5/10 A/M<br />

PEST<br />



3093 W. Broad St., Cols.<br />

614-367-9000<br />


BED BUGS?<br />

$100 OFF New Termite Services!<br />

With This Ad<br />

Monthly & Quarterly Pest Services<br />

Great Prices!!<br />

Licensed & Insured<br />

Free Termite Inspection<br />



RANDY<br />

614-551-6963<br />



Drywall, Plaster, Textured<br />

or Popcorn ceiling removal,<br />

repair or installation?<br />

We offer affordable pricing and<br />

years of experience!<br />


614-927-9132<br />

• Insurance Roofing<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 />

Alexander Hauling<br />

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 />

PEST<br />




TROTT<br />


Tree Trimming<br />

& 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 />


Trimming, Removal &<br />

Stump Grinding.<br />

614-584-2164<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 />


PAGE 16 - SOUTHWEST MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong><br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

In Entertainment<br />

“Love Wedding Repeat” humorous but lacks romance<br />

During its long absence from the silver<br />

screen, the much loved and much mocked<br />

romantic comedy experienced a resurgence<br />

on the streaming services. While many<br />

companies dipped their toes in the sometimes<br />

choppy genre water, it was Netflix<br />

who led the charge by producing a slew of<br />

rom-coms that got mouths jabbering and<br />

wallets opening to see the latest buzzed<br />

about product.<br />

While slow to bring it back to the larger<br />

theaters, movie studio executives eventually<br />

glommed onto the fact that people are<br />

still willing to give the rom-com a chance<br />

and began its own revival of sorts.<br />

But then virus induced closures began<br />

and now studios are debating whether to<br />

hold onto their properties and wait until<br />

theaters reopen or release them on demand<br />

and hope people watch them. As they<br />

weigh these pros and cons, Netflix continues<br />

to crank out their creations like they<br />

knew a global pandemic was coming and<br />

people would be stuck indoors and looking<br />

for a distraction.<br />

Its latest rom-com endeavor is “Love<br />

Wedding Repeat” whose plot revolves<br />

around chance and those “ill-fated<br />

moments where all of our hopes and<br />

dreams go right down the toilet.” While<br />

that is a quote that hits the bullseye, the<br />

film itself misses the mark.<br />

It begins in true rom-com fashion with<br />

an awkward goodbye between potential life<br />

mates Jack and Dina (played by Sam<br />

Claflin and Olivia Munn, respectively),<br />

who coincidentally met just a few days<br />

prior. After some false starts, the two go in<br />

for a romantic kiss only to be interrupted<br />

by an old roommate of Jack’s who proceeds<br />

to list of his undesirable college attributes.<br />

Instead of telling his former friend to scamper<br />

off, he leaves with him to split the cost<br />

of a ride to the airport and misses the<br />

opportunity to further his connection to<br />

Dina.<br />

Three years later, the two meet again at<br />

the wedding of Jack’s younger sister<br />

Hayley (Eleanor Tomlinson) and discover<br />

that they are sharing the “English table.”<br />

Hoping to become reacquainted, things<br />

naturally go awry.<br />

Their ill-fated separation begins (again)<br />

when an old flame of Hayley’s shows up,<br />

drugged out of his mind and vowing to ruin<br />

her day. She begs her brother to put a<br />

sleeping sedative in his drink at the<br />

“English table” and he does so against his<br />

better judgment. As he leaves the scene of<br />

the crime, a group of young sprites<br />

rearrange the arrangements and it is anyone’s<br />

guess who has the laced drink.<br />

Upon discovering this unpleasant surprise,<br />

Jack realizes that he is now seated<br />

next to his ex-girlfriend Amanda (Freida<br />

Pinto) and across from her jealous<br />

boyfriend Chaz (Allan Mustafa). To make<br />

matters even worse, Dina is seated next to<br />

a human chatterbox who is not willing to<br />

part from her side.<br />

As the situation with Hayley’s old flame<br />

Marc (Jack Farthing) escalates, Jack has to<br />

try to put out those growing wildfires while<br />

trying to keep that sputtering spark with<br />

Dina alive.<br />

Though the film posits at least eight<br />

possible outcomes from the seating<br />

arrangements, a quick montage shows six<br />

of these alternative timelines with a primary<br />

focus on two. The first timeline, which<br />

takes about an hour, has Hayley’s man of<br />

honor Bryan (Joel Fry) as the unfortunate<br />

victim of the sleep concoction while the second<br />

timeline has Jack as the victim. While<br />

both survive their ordeal with a tranquilizer<br />

that could “knock down several horses,”<br />

the scenes and outcomes vary wildly as the<br />

two struggle to stay awake, complete their<br />

tasks and pursue their passions.<br />

Though “Love Wedding Repeat” is technically<br />

classified as a romantic comedy, it<br />

is more comedic than romantic as the two<br />

leads rarely get a chance to connect. For a<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra Cordle<br />

large part of the film, the two are put on<br />

the backburner as the secondary characters<br />

steal the show, particularly the argumentative<br />

Chaz, the self-obsessed Bryan<br />

and the human chatterbox Sidney (Tim<br />

Key).<br />

Because of the entertaining scene-chewing<br />

of the secondary characters, you don’t<br />

really get a chance to invest in the budding<br />

relationship between Jack and Dina, which<br />

is sort of the point of romantic comedies.<br />

You want to root on the two hapless leads<br />

as they connect but there is too much going<br />

on in “Love Wedding Repeat” to do just<br />

that.<br />

If you’re looking for a true romantic<br />

comedy, this film might not be the right fit<br />

for you, but if you’re looking for something<br />

awkwardly humorous and don’t mind the<br />

elements of romance you might want to<br />

consider giving this one a chance. Grade: C<br />

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

and columnist.

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!