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<strong>May</strong> 3-16, <strong>2020</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVII, No. 23<br />

Hometown Realtor<br />

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Groveport waits to<br />

decide on status of<br />

summer events<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

Groveport <strong>May</strong>or Lance Westcamp said, as of now, the city’s<br />

traditional warm weather public events have not been cancelled<br />

due to the coronavirus pandemic.<br />

“We want to give people a little bit of hope in these trying<br />

times,” said Westcamp.<br />

City officials held the annual Arbor Day celebration on April<br />

24 by planting a tree in the Groveport Cemetery. Unlike in the<br />

past, no school children participated in the Arbor Day event this<br />

year and city officials practiced safe social distancing at the ceremony<br />

as precautions to offer protection from the coronavirus.<br />

Westcamp said city officials are working with Groveport<br />

American Legion Robert Dutro Post 486 on plans to safely hold the<br />

traditional Memorial Day ceremony at the Groveport Cemetery.<br />

“We will figure out a way to maintain social distancing in the<br />

Groveport Cemetery for the ceremony,” said Westcamp. “We’re not<br />

sure if we will have a small Memorial Day parade or not.”<br />

Westcamp said a decision will be made the first week of June<br />

on whether or not to hold the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration<br />

and parade.<br />

Groveport Community Affairs Director Patty Storts reported to<br />

Groveport City Council that she is regularly corresponding with<br />

the main vendors for the city’s Fourth of July events and receiving<br />

updates regarding the status of the city’s Farmers’ Market.<br />

Westcamp said a decision will be made in September on<br />

whether or not to hold Apple Butter Day as scheduled on Oct. 10.<br />

City officials are awaiting further pending information from<br />

Governor Mike DeWine’s shutdown directives regarding the<br />

potential future of these events due to the coronavirus situation.<br />

Status of recreation center,<br />

aquatic center, and senior center<br />

The Groveport Recreation Center, Groveport Aquatic Center,<br />

and Senior Center remain closed awaiting further directives from<br />

the governor in regards for possible re-opening.<br />

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

In addition to patrolling the city in police cruisers,<br />

the Groveport Police also patrol the town on foot.<br />

“An officer will patrol on foot about three to four<br />

times per shift,” said Groveport Police Sgt. Josh<br />

Short. “It gives us a chance to look around at<br />

things in the community more closely and to talk<br />

with people who are out and about.” Pictured here<br />

is Groveport Police Officer Javier Herrera recently<br />

walking a beat on Main Street. Groveport Police<br />

Chief Ralph Portier said all the city’s police officers<br />

are on their normal schedules. He added the<br />

department has received few complaints about<br />

gatherings of 10 people or more during the coronavirus<br />

shutdown. “Officers are encountering juveniles<br />

gathering together and are telling them to disperse,”<br />

said Portier. “The Groveport community is<br />

responding to the crisis well and in a civil fashion.<br />

The Groveport Police have received several donated<br />

supplies of masks. Several officers have also<br />

responded above and beyond to citizens’ needs by<br />

buying toilet paper and water for those who need<br />

it. We are continuing to provide high visibility and<br />

professional services and are continuing to take<br />

strict precautionary measures for our protection.”<br />

Portier said several jurisdictions in the surrounding<br />

area, including Groveport, were recently affected<br />

by a group of thieves rummaging through<br />

unlocked vehicles in neighborhoods.<br />

Hamilton Township police levy approved<br />

Voters approved the Hamilton<br />

Township police levy by 58 to 42 percent on<br />

the April 28 primary election ballot.<br />

According to unofficial results from the<br />

Franklin County Board of Elections, 487<br />

voters were in favor the issue and 348<br />

opposed it.<br />

The levy is a five-year renewal and will<br />

cost property owners $103.38 per $100,000<br />

of property valuation each year during the<br />

five-year period.<br />

“What the residents are currently paying<br />

per $100,000 of evaluation is $100.98.<br />

So it’s going to cost them $2.40 more per<br />

year or less than a penny a day,” said<br />

Howard Hahn, chairman of the Hamilton<br />

Township trustees.<br />

Currently, the Franklin County<br />

Sheriff's Office provides police services to<br />

the township. Around 9,000 people live<br />

within the township’s boundaries and are<br />

served by the sheriff’s office, according to<br />

Hahn.<br />

The current model for police services in<br />

Hamilton Township has a 24-hour car<br />

patrolling the area seven days a week, plus<br />

an additional 16-hour car patrolling five<br />

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Also, Zucchinifest moves forward<br />

By Ris Twigg<br />

Staff Writer<br />

High school seniors across the nation won’t have the<br />

opportunity to celebrate graduation with traditional<br />

ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic. In an<br />

effort to honor this year’s graduating seniors in a safe<br />

and socially distanced way, Obetz officials are planning<br />

a mobile car show.<br />

The mobile car show will feature a parade of vehicles<br />

that will travel predetermined routes throughout<br />

Obetz’s neighborhoods on <strong>May</strong> 9 at noon, Obetz Village<br />

Council announced during its April 27 virtual meeting.<br />

“We wanted to do something fun on a weekend, and<br />

we wanted to let people know that we’re thinking<br />

about those kids, and really everybody,” Rod Davisson,<br />

Obetz village administrator, said. “But particularly<br />

kids who are missing the last three months of their<br />

senior year and all the fun that comes with that.”<br />

Residents are encouraged to decorate their porches<br />

in celebration of local seniors and will have the opportunity<br />

to vote “live” on their favorite cars via online<br />

streaming services that can be found on social media.<br />

Unlike a traditional car show, where judges normally<br />

walk up to cars and evaluate engines, designs and<br />

more, the mobile car show’s judging will be done from<br />

the safety of residents’ front porches in an effort to prevent<br />

the spread of COVID-19.<br />

Anyone can enter a vehicle into the show and there<br />

is no cost to enter. To register a vehicle or learn more<br />

about the mobile car show, council invites the public to<br />

send council an email.<br />

“Because of the safety factor, there’s going to be<br />

minimal involvement from the village staff. This is<br />

really relying on the car show participants to show up<br />

EVENTS<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

“The governor’s shutdown orders are still in<br />

place,” said Groveport City Administrator B.J.<br />

King. “We can’t open until those orders are lifted<br />

by the governor. We’re hopeful we can still get in<br />

part of the swimming pool season.”<br />

According to Groveport Recreation Director<br />

Kyle Lund, staff is prepping and filling the<br />

Groveport Aquatic Center outdoor pool for its<br />

potential opening and searching for lifeguards.<br />

“The coronavirus has greatly impacted our<br />

ability to hire new lifeguards,” said Lund.<br />

King added that city officials are gearing up to<br />

have the city’s municipal building staff return to<br />

work by <strong>May</strong> 4.<br />

“Safety precautions, proper cleaning and sanitation<br />

practices, and social distancing rules will<br />

be in place,” said King.<br />

For city information contact: Municipal<br />

Building — 614-836-5301; Building & Zoning<br />

services by appointment only; Groveport Town<br />

Hall — 614-836-3333; and Groveport Police<br />

Department — 614-830-2060.<br />

Photo by Jessica Reeves and courtesy of the<br />

city of Groveport<br />

Groveport <strong>May</strong>or Lance Westcamp helped<br />

plant a Crimson King tree in the Groveport<br />

Cemetery on April 24 as part of a scaled down<br />

Arbor Day celebration in light of the coronavirus<br />

shutdown. This is Groveport’s 26th year<br />

participating in Tree City USA.<br />

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to the designated area, drive the designated route and<br />

safely return to their homes,” Davisson said. “This is<br />

really relying in large part on the good will and good<br />

behavior of the people involved in what we think is a<br />

good cause.”<br />

Obetz Zucchinifest<br />

Zucchinifest plans are moving forward, but with<br />

caution as the village will soon begin marketing the<br />

event, but is padding this year’s entertainment contracts<br />

with extra protections in case the event is canceled<br />

due to the coronavirus.<br />

“The contract has all of our normal requirements<br />

and then has been kind of muscled up for the coronavirus<br />

to make sure that we are protecting the village<br />

and the taxpayers’ money, and minimizing our risk in<br />

the event that the Zucchinifest is ultimately canceled,”<br />

Davisson said.<br />

Davisson added he’s confident his staff can get the<br />

<strong>2020</strong> Zucchinifest – voted the best festival of the year<br />

in the state by the Greater Ohio Showmen's<br />

Association in 2017 – on the schedule this summer,<br />

but isn’t as confident about the event becoming a reality.<br />

“That depends on how the world unfolds. But we are<br />

as prepared as we can be for that eventuality,”<br />

Davisson said.<br />

Two Obetz residents tested positive for the coronavirus,<br />

the same two who were announced during the<br />

April 13 virtual council meeting. Cases haven’t grown<br />

in the village, which Davisson attributes to residents’<br />

continued efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19<br />

through social distancing.<br />

Obetz is providing continuous updates on the status<br />

of the coronavirus in the community as well as from<br />

public health officials at the CDC, state and in<br />

Franklin County on their website at https://village-ofobetz-coronavirus-response-obetz.hub.arcgis.com.


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

Pandemic ends Cruiser baseball team’s hopes to play ball<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

(Editor’s note: I decided to proceed with this preview story<br />

about the Cruiser baseball program so the community could<br />

read about the team even though the season was cancelled<br />

due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.)<br />

The Groveport Madison Cruiser varsity baseball team<br />

is looking to build on last season’s success.<br />

“I hesitate to make a prediction on our chances to win<br />

the OCC Capital Division,” said Cruiser Coach Chris<br />

McKee. “After finishing 10-5 and runner up to a 14-1 New<br />

Albany team last season (only one game ahead of third<br />

place Canal Winchester), we understand how competitive<br />

life is in our division.”<br />

McKee said it’s difficult to predict which specific teams<br />

in the division will provide the most competition for the<br />

Cruisers.<br />

“The Capital is a very strong league, top to bottom,”<br />

said McKee. “I believe we played a one run game with<br />

every opponent in the division last season, a couple in<br />

extra innings. Great coaching and dedicated players make<br />

our division a real battle every night.”<br />

McKee said a strength of this year’s team is experience.<br />

“We had a few seasons where that wasn’t the case,” said<br />

McKee. “Our inexperience proved to be a weakness. This<br />

season I think one of our strengths will be the fact that we<br />

return a lot of varsity level game experience. I also believe<br />

that, as our kids are getting older, our pitching staff has a<br />

little more depth and some more options day to day.”<br />

An area needing improvement include better run production,<br />

according to McKee.<br />

“We left way too many runners on base last season and<br />

really just didn’t score enough to get us over the hump,”<br />

said McKee. “Our pitching and defense were both outstanding.<br />

Better situational offense and the importance<br />

of taking advantage of opportunities is something<br />

that I have to do a better job of emphasizing.”<br />

Players to watch<br />

McKee said there are several senior Cruiser players<br />

that are expected to have a good season. These<br />

include:<br />

•Catcher and third baseman Robby Morgan, who<br />

was first team All-OCC last year and is committed to<br />

attend Central Michigan University.<br />

•Pitcher and infielder Trey Mantle, who last year<br />

was first team All-OCC and first team All-Central<br />

District and who is committed to attend Urbana<br />

University.<br />

•Shortstop Austin Snyder, who was first team<br />

All-OCC and second team All-Central District last<br />

year. Snyder is committed to attend the University of<br />

Findlay (football).<br />

•Catcher, outfielder, infielder, and pitcher Austin<br />

Gautier, who was second team All-OCC last year.<br />

“He’s versatile like a Swiss Army knife,” said<br />

McKee of Gautier.<br />

•Pitcher and first baseman Colin Rice was OCC<br />

Honorable Mention last year.<br />

McKee said other players to note are junior Tyler<br />

McKee, sophomore Aiden Barnhart, and sophomore Kyle<br />

Jennings.<br />

“We expect these underclassmen to be major contributors<br />

on our team,” said McKee. “Hard working, versatile<br />

ball players!<br />

The Cruiser baseball field<br />

The Cruiser baseball field, tucked away behind Cruiser<br />

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

Pictured here is Cruiser pitcher Colin Rice pitching against<br />

Canal Winchester last season.<br />

Stadium, has a cozy, traditional feel to it.<br />

“It is definitely ‘traditional’ in the fact that there are no<br />

frills,” said McKee of the field. “It’s a bit quirky in that it<br />

sits on the outskirts of our athletic facilities. It’s not visible<br />

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“Extraction” heavy on grunts and gore, light on depth and story<br />

In the 1980s, a slew of manly man<br />

action movies graced (?) the silver screen,<br />

showcasing bullet proof muscle bound<br />

hunks who could mow down a wellequipped<br />

army and rescue any and all<br />

hostages with nary a slicked back piece of<br />

hair out of place. Throughout the succeeding<br />

decades, these B-films have lost their<br />

standing with the general audience but<br />

have managed to cement their place in the<br />

world of problematic film nostalgia.<br />

Occasionally, movie studios have tried<br />

to revive this questionably beloved subgenre<br />

with little successes here and there.<br />

Lately, they have found their niche with<br />

films that feature a leaner assassin who<br />

sports a wry grin and a wink at the audience<br />

as they both poke fun at their more<br />

muscled relatives.<br />

But “Extraction,” the latest film to try<br />

its hand at B-movie action lore, is not like<br />

those movies. It is a more sincere throwback<br />

to the greats (?) of the 1980s and really<br />

goes all in on the pointless violence without<br />

the wry grin. Like its counterparts, it<br />

tries to offer moments of depth while<br />

simultaneously refusing to examine<br />

human emotion.<br />

In this more pointedly serious look at<br />

the manly man film, Chris Hemsworth<br />

plays Tyler Rake, who, despite his name, is<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

not the hero in a series<br />

of romantic novels.<br />

Instead, Tyler is a mercenary<br />

who struggles<br />

with hidden grief<br />

through a combination<br />

of pills and booze,<br />

plunging off of steep<br />

cliffs and accepting<br />

kill contracts for a<br />

hefty sum.<br />

Upon coming home<br />

Dedra<br />

Cordle<br />

entertainment<br />

from minutes of quiet, underwater contemplation,<br />

he is offered a new and different<br />

contract by his handler: rescue the son of a<br />

jailed crime lord and receive the biggest<br />

payload of his career.<br />

With orders that he can kill anyone in<br />

his way — just as long as the boy is not<br />

harmed, that is — Tyler and his small crew<br />

undertake the dangerous mission to<br />

extract Ovi Mahajan (Rudhraksh Jaiswal)<br />

from the clutches of a rival drug lord in a<br />

major city center in India. Naturally, it<br />

takes the highly skilled Tyler only minutes<br />

to perform this task. (And he even dispatches<br />

a foe with a rake!)<br />

But as the duo are making their barelya-sweat-broken-escape,<br />

they are accosted<br />

by a seemingly endless amount of police,<br />

soldiers and ordinary citizens on the payroll<br />

of rival drug lord and kidnapper Amir<br />

Asif (Priyanshu Painyuli). Tyler, quickly<br />

realizing that this is proving to be his most<br />

perilous mission yet, has to examine that<br />

sliver of feeling he has left and determine<br />

whether the innocent Ovi is worth the risk.<br />

Disregarding the faux depth presented<br />

in the film, the action scenes in<br />

“Extraction” are top notch. While I’m not a<br />

big fan of shoot-em-up movies, I do appreciate<br />

a highly choreographed knife fight<br />

and that is what “Extraction” gives. The<br />

director, Sam Hargrave, cut his teeth<br />

choreographing battle scenes in the Marvel<br />

comic movies and his skill really comes<br />

through but in a much bloodier way.<br />

But action is really all “Extraction” has<br />

going for it, that and missed opportunities.<br />

While billing itself as a more serious action<br />

offering, it skimps on the examination of<br />

the harmful cycle of violence and the physical<br />

and emotional damage loss can have on<br />

a person. I’m not looking for an honest look<br />

at the horrors of violence in a violent action<br />

film, but a little awareness and reflection<br />

would have gone a long way.<br />

Another real loss is the decision to put<br />

Randeep Hooda in a secondary position. In<br />

the film, he plays Saju Rav, a subordinate<br />

of Ovi’s father who is tasked with rescuing<br />

the kidnapped teen. While he would have<br />

been willing to do it anyway as he does care<br />

for the boy, Ovi’s father ordered him to do<br />

so under threat of the lives of his own wife<br />

and child. Saju is a morally complex character<br />

and this film would have been a great<br />

vehicle for Hooda as the primary character.<br />

That is not to say that Hemsworth is a<br />

bad choice, however, but he is a strange<br />

actor in the sense that his charisma waxes<br />

and wanes with the type of role he is playing.<br />

In this role as the great Tyler Rake, he<br />

comes across as the dull stoic and not the<br />

damaged stoic I think was meant for his<br />

character. He can pull off the “manly man”<br />

persona though.<br />

With all of that said, if you don’t mind<br />

your B-movie throwback action flick to be<br />

full of bullets and grunts in the place of<br />

dialogue, I think you’ll find some enjoyment<br />

in this film. But if you’re looking for<br />

something with a bit more humor or depth,<br />

you might want to skip past this one.<br />

Grade: C-<br />

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

and columnist.<br />

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Two Groveport schools to get roof repairs<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

The Groveport Madison Board of<br />

Education authorized district officials to<br />

contract with Progressive Roofing to repair<br />

the roofs at Middle School Central and<br />

Groveport Elementary at a cost not to<br />

exceed $800,000.<br />

The board voted 4-1 to approve the<br />

authorization with board member<br />

Kathleen Walsh being the lone dissenting<br />

vote as she had questions about the<br />

process, materials, and testing.<br />

“The total proposed cost is just under<br />

$800,000 for both buildings,” said<br />

Groveport Madison Deputy<br />

Superintendent Jamie Grube. “The Middle<br />

School Central roof work is $628,330 and<br />

the Groveport Elementary roof is $171,448.<br />

The worst roof in the district is at Middle<br />

School Central. The roofs at both Middle<br />

School Central and Groveport Elementary<br />

are both past their useful life.”<br />

Grube said both existing roofs are a coal<br />

tar pitch roof on concrete decking.<br />

“This type of roof typically self heals in<br />

the warm summer months as the tar melts<br />

and mends cracks,” said Grube. “The current<br />

material is no longer pliable. When<br />

cracks develop, it leaves open water access<br />

points. We try to stay on top of repairs with<br />

inspections and patches as leaks are present,<br />

but in this roof system, water can get<br />

between the roof system on the concrete<br />

decking. The water then enters the building<br />

at a low point or a hidden imperfection<br />

in the decking making tracking the actual<br />

leaks difficult.”<br />

Grube said water damage to the buildings’<br />

interiors has been an ongoing battle.<br />

“We’ve made repeated repairs over time<br />

including plaster, ceiling work and paint,”<br />

said Grube. “Additionally, we have a number<br />

of temporary fixes such as ceiling<br />

mounted water collection mechanisms as<br />

well as ongoing use of trash cans. We will<br />

begin getting quotes to address the internal<br />

damage as part of our summer work<br />

planning. We want to make sure the roof<br />

work is completed so we don’t make internal<br />

repairs just to get new water damage.”<br />

He said each roof repair will come with<br />

a 20-year water-tight warranty upon completion<br />

of the work<br />

“These projects are full new roof installations<br />

with insulation and adhered TPO<br />

overlay roofing system,” said Grube. “The<br />

Groveport Elementary roof is a layover roof<br />

and the Middle School Central roof is a<br />

complete tear off and replacement. We<br />

have been making repeated repairs on<br />

these roofs for years and the current materials<br />

have degraded past their useful life<br />

becoming thin and brittle.”<br />

According to Grube, the scheduled date<br />

to begin the project is June 1 with a completion<br />

date of Aug. 15.<br />

“If possible, we would like to begin the<br />

project early to add some cushion for completion<br />

and other pending summer work<br />

since students are not returning to school,”<br />

said Grube.<br />

Groveport Elementary was built in<br />

1923. Middle School Central was built in<br />

stages as a high school between 1952-<br />

56.Both buildings were placed on the<br />

National Register of Historic Places in<br />

2009.<br />

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During the evening of April 20, high school stadiums around central Ohio lit up<br />

their lights and scoreboards to recognize the spring sport athletes who were not<br />

able to compete this season due to the coronarvirus shutdown. Pictured here is<br />

the scoreboard at the varsity softball diamond at Groveport Madison High School,<br />

which is illuminated with the jersey numbers of the Cruiser softball team’s senior<br />

players - Ally Maddy, Kenzie Maddy, Macie Sporleder, Milan Caldwell and Rachael<br />

Koller. “Words cannot express my feeling for the seniors,” said Groveport Madison<br />

softball coach Chris Downing. “OCC champs every year and as strong as any<br />

Cruiser team ever and could of went further this year. Only a global pandemic<br />

could stop them. They will make Groveport Madison proud as they venture<br />

through life.” In the background of the photo, the illuminated lights of Cruiser<br />

Stadium can also be seen in recognition of all Cruiser athletes and students.<br />

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Jim D. Potts, age 88,<br />

passed away Wednesday, April<br />

15, <strong>2020</strong>. Proceeded in death<br />

by parents, siblings and wife of<br />

51 years, Mary. Her served in<br />

the Navy during the Korean War and graduated<br />

from The Spartan School of Aeronautics<br />

and Technology in Colorado. He was a Flight<br />

Engineer for Western Airlines and retired as<br />

Chief Pilot for Nationwide Insurance. He is<br />

survived by his son, Greg (Corrine); daughter,<br />

Vicki (Norman) Powell; grandchildren,<br />

Michael, John, Addie, and Summer; and<br />

numerous friends.<br />

The family would like to express their<br />

gratitude to The Ganzhorn Suites for their<br />

support and compassionate care during his<br />

final hours.<br />

Private arrangements by the DWAYNE R.<br />

SPENCE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY,<br />

Canal Winchester. Donations may be made<br />

to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate<br />

Exchange, Columbus, Ohio 43231.<br />

Online condolences at<br />

www.spencefuneralhome.com<br />

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Groveport buys Main Street property<br />

By Rick Palsgrove<br />

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

The city of Groveport will purchase the<br />

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

enhance development opportunities for the<br />

northwest corner of Main and College<br />

streets.<br />

On April 27, Groveport City Council<br />

approved legislation to authorize the purchase<br />

of the property. According to<br />

Groveport Development Director Jeff<br />

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

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

a 2,048 square foot, seven room, two-story<br />

frame house that was built in 1920.<br />

According to the Franklin County<br />

Auditor’s website, the property has a market<br />

value of $110,000 and a 2019 taxable<br />

value of $38,510.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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The city of Groveport is seeking a business to develop the city-owned land pictured<br />

here on the northwest corner of Main and College streets. The city is purchasing the<br />

house (seen in the background at the left in this photo) with plans to demolish it to<br />

make more room for development at the site.<br />

site is now a vacant lot.<br />

Green indicated the purchase of 480<br />

Main St. will enhance the chances of the<br />

whole northwest corner of Main and<br />

College streets being developed and that it<br />

would “maximize the development potential<br />

of the corner and allow sufficient space<br />

for a building, space for a patio, and adequate<br />

parking. It makes a big difference<br />

having the neighboring lot.”<br />

Groveport City Administrator B.J. King<br />

noted, “Once purchased, the property will<br />

be combined with the adjacent city owned<br />

property, making a larger lot for commercial<br />

development. It allows for additional<br />

access points and more parking.”<br />

Green said city officials envision the corner<br />

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

Retail/restaurant/office,” and that preliminary<br />

drawings for a potential development<br />

on the site are being prepared by the firm<br />

Miller-Valentine.<br />

Green and King both stated there are no<br />

potential developers in negotiations for<br />

this site right now.<br />

After the property at 480 Main St. is<br />

purchased, Green said the city will demolish<br />

the structure on the property.<br />

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

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

20,000,” said Green. “Council views this<br />

property as a key element in the overall<br />

development of historic downtown<br />

Groveport.”<br />

He added the site will remain vacant<br />

until developed.<br />

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

approved a Phase 1 environmental study<br />

and an architectural study for the city<br />

owned property on the northwest corner of<br />

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

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

Community Improvement Corporation is<br />

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

for downtown business development.<br />

Main Street development timeline<br />

For approximately the last 18 years,<br />

Groveport city officials have taken steps to<br />

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

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

timeline of what has transpired so far.<br />

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

gas station properties at the northeast corner<br />

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

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

the structures.<br />

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

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

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

buildings are demolished at a cost of<br />

$7,300.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for possible expansion of their business<br />

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

that currently the city has received no<br />

word on when the business owner will<br />

develop this site.<br />

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

Hardware store at 726 Main St.<br />

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

construct the large municipal parking lot,<br />

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

the Ace Hardware and the undeveloped<br />

grassy site extending from the northeast<br />

corner of Main and Front streets.<br />

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

Main St.<br />

•Various plans and proposals were made<br />

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

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

from the northeast corner of Main and<br />

Front streets, but as of yet no project for<br />

this site has been confirmed. In the mean<br />

time, the site is being used for the city’s<br />

annual summer farmers’ market.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

business development.<br />

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

owners of Ace Hardware to develop the<br />

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

and Front streets expires.


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Governor announces<br />

business re-opening plan<br />

On April 27, Ohio Governor Mike<br />

DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr.<br />

Amy Acton, made announcements regarding<br />

Ohio’s plan to responsibly restart<br />

Ohio's economy during the ongoing<br />

COVID-19 pandemic.<br />

Health care<br />

Beginning <strong>May</strong> 1, all medically necessary<br />

procedures that do not require an<br />

overnight stay in a healthcare facility or do<br />

not require inpatient hospital admission<br />

and minimizes use of personal protective<br />

equipment may move forward. This<br />

includes regular doctor visits, well-care<br />

checks, well-baby visits, out-patient surgeries,<br />

imaging procedures, and diagnostic<br />

tests. Dental services and veterinary services<br />

may also proceed if a safe environment<br />

can be established.<br />

Healthcare providers and facilities that<br />

plan to resume providing these services<br />

must adhere to infection control practices,<br />

have sufficient PPE, and talk with patients<br />

about the risk of contracting COVID-19.<br />

Surgeries and procedures that, if not<br />

performed, would cause a threat to a<br />

patient's life, a threat of the spread of cancer<br />

or the permanent dysfunction of a limb<br />

or organ, the presence of severe symptoms<br />

causing an inability to perform activities of<br />

daily living, and/or the risk of rapidly worsening<br />

symptoms have always been permitted<br />

even if an overnight stay is necessary.<br />

Responsible Restart Ohio<br />

The guiding principles of the<br />

Responsible Restart Ohio plan are protecting<br />

the health of employees, customers,<br />

and their families, supporting community<br />

efforts to control the spread of COVID-19,<br />

and responsibly getting Ohio back to work.<br />

“We put this plan together based on all<br />

the information we have about how dangerous<br />

COVID-19 still is right now, balanced<br />

with the fact that it's also dangerous to<br />

have people not working,” said DeWine.<br />

“COVID-19 is still out there. It’s still killing<br />

people. We’re asking Ohioans to be reasonable<br />

and rational. Please don’t take huge<br />

chances, and please use common sense<br />

when you go out and where you go out.”<br />

Beginning on <strong>May</strong> 4, manufacturing, distribution,<br />

and construction businesses may<br />

reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory<br />

safety requirements for customers and<br />

employees. The full Responsible Restart<br />

Ohio plan for manufacturing, distribution,<br />

and construction can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov/ResponsibleRestartOhio.<br />

Beginning on <strong>May</strong> 4, general office environments<br />

may reopen if these businesses<br />

can meet mandatory safety requirements<br />

for customers and employees. The full<br />

Responsible Restart Ohio plan for general<br />

office environments can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov/ResponsibleRestartOhio.<br />

Beginning on <strong>May</strong> 12, consumer, retail<br />

and services, may reopen if these businesses<br />

can meet mandatory safety requirements for<br />

customers and employees. The full<br />

Responsible Restart Ohio plan for consumer,<br />

coronavirus pandemic update<br />

retail and services can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov/ResponsibleRestartOhio.<br />

The general safe business practices that<br />

all businesses must follow as they reopen are:<br />

•Recommending face coverings for all<br />

employees, and recommending them for<br />

clients and customers at all times<br />

•Conducting daily health assessments<br />

or self-evaluations of employees to determine<br />

if they should work<br />

•Maintaining good hygiene at all times<br />

such as hand washing and social distancing<br />

•Cleaning and sanitizing workplaces<br />

throughout the day and at the close of business<br />

or between shifts<br />

•Limiting capacity to meet social distancing<br />

guidelines<br />

“I have an obligation as the governor of<br />

Ohio to get people back to work and keep<br />

them safe. Opening everything up at once<br />

would not be consistent with the obligation<br />

to keep people safe,” said DeWine. “Our<br />

Responsible Restart Ohio plan is the best<br />

guarantee that Ohioans will feel safe going<br />

to stores and employees will feel safe going<br />

to work. I’m optimistic about our future,<br />

but we can't be reckless.”<br />

Continued closures<br />

These types of establishments are to<br />

remain closed due to their increased risk of<br />

potential COVID-19 exposure:<br />

•Schools and daycares<br />

•Dine-in restaurants and bars (carryout<br />

is still permitted)<br />

•Personal appearance, beauty businesses<br />

•Older adult daycare services and senior<br />

centers<br />

•Adult day support or vocational rehabilitation<br />

services in group settings<br />

•Entertainment, recreation, and gyms<br />

For greater detail on the types of businesses<br />

that must stay closed, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov/ResponsibleRestartOhio.<br />

Stay at home order / large gatherings<br />

Because the danger of COVID-19 still<br />

exists, Ohio’s Stay at Home order will<br />

remain in effect to encourage Ohioans to<br />

continue making reasonable, rational decisions<br />

about leaving home.<br />

Although anyone is susceptible to getting<br />

sick with COVID-19, those who are 65<br />

or older are encouraged to be especially<br />

careful, as are those with high-risk conditions<br />

such as chronic lung disease, moderate<br />

to severe asthma, heart conditions, diabetes,<br />

chronic kidney disease, or liver disease,<br />

as well as those who are immunocompromised<br />

or obese. Large gatherings of<br />

more than 10 people are still prohibited.<br />

Information<br />

www.coronavirus.ohio.gov/Responsible<br />

RestartOhio.<br />

Current Ohio data<br />

There are 16,325 confirmed and probable<br />

cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 753 confirmed<br />

and probable COVID-19 deaths. A<br />

total of 3,232 people have been hospitalized,<br />

including 978 admissions to intensive<br />

care units. In-depth data can be accessed<br />

by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov.<br />

For information on Ohio’s response to<br />

COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or<br />

call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.<br />

Groveport Police statistics<br />

March crime statistics for the city of<br />

Groveport, according to the Groveport<br />

Police: 12 arrests, 13 accidents, 3 assaults,<br />

1 burglary, 2 criminal mischief/trespassing,<br />

8 domestic disputes, 2 domestic violence,<br />

1 OVI and alcohol, 0 fights, 1 disorderly<br />

conduct, 9 thefts/robberies, 0<br />

stolen/unauthorized use, 1 missing persons,<br />

1 weapon related call, 2 narcotic<br />

related offenses, 3 general complaints, 2<br />

school related incidents, 1 identity theft, 2<br />

suspicious vehicles/persons, 5 parking, 2<br />

threats, 5 vandalism, 47 traffic citations,<br />

1 sex related crime, 1<br />

warrant/arrests/subpoenas, 1 suicide<br />

attempt.<br />

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The city of Groveport’s <strong>2020</strong> income tax<br />

revenue as of March 31 is $4.8 million,<br />

which is 7.6 percent higher than the same<br />

time in 2019. Income tax revenues comprise<br />

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Cemetery rate changes<br />

Groveport City Council approved rate<br />

increases for the Groveport Cemetery.<br />

“The Cemetery Committee recommended<br />

the rates for the Groveport Cemetery be<br />

increased to be more aligned with rates for<br />

cemeteries in the surrounding communities,”<br />

said Groveport City Administrator<br />

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lower than those for other cemeteries<br />

and have not been adjusted in many<br />

years.”<br />

The proposed rate increases are: grave<br />

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

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

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would increase from 57 cents per square<br />

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

“We were losing money opening and<br />

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When the Jets flew away<br />

As far as sports go, basketball has<br />

always been my first love.<br />

I played basketball for years and I have<br />

always maintained an interest in the<br />

game, which combines a variety of physical<br />

and mental skills to play, and, well, it’s<br />

just fun.<br />

But in my youth I had a second sports<br />

love and that was baseball. But, while basketball<br />

has never let me down, baseball<br />

broke my heart.<br />

In the 1960s my favorite baseball team<br />

wasn’t a team from the major leagues, it<br />

was the minor league Columbus Jets of the<br />

International League.<br />

I would often listen to Jets’ games on<br />

the radio in the kitchen of my family’s<br />

Main Street home in Groveport as they<br />

battled teams like the Toledo Mud Hens<br />

and Rochester Red Wings. I’d sit close to<br />

the radio by a window and watch lightning<br />

bugs flash on and off outside in our backyard<br />

as the announcer gave the play-byplay<br />

of the game: “It’s a line drive, base hit<br />

by Patek down the left field line” or “It’s a<br />

high fly ball to deep left center field. Way<br />

back, way back, it’s gone, a home run by<br />

Bob Robertson.”<br />

The next morning I would grab the<br />

Citizen-Journal newspaper to read the<br />

paper’s account of the game and to peruse<br />

the box score and International League<br />

standings.<br />

Once in a while my dad would take me<br />

and my brother to Jet Stadium to see a<br />

game in person. Jet Stadium was a beautiful<br />

pastoral place and I still remember<br />

how vividly green the outfield and infield<br />

grass looked the first time I entered the<br />

stadium.<br />

In the first game I saw the Jets play in<br />

Editor’s Notebook<br />

Jet Stadium they beat<br />

the rival Mud Hens 5-1<br />

behind the strong<br />

pitching of Bob Moose.<br />

Robertson homered<br />

and Patek, a shortstop<br />

who was one of my alltime<br />

favorite Jets, beat<br />

out a perfect bunt down<br />

the first base line for a<br />

base hit.<br />

Rick<br />

Palsgrove<br />

The Jets were<br />

always competitive in<br />

those days, but in<br />

spite of that, attendance<br />

dwindled as the 1960s wore on. The<br />

team’s last year in Columbus was 1970<br />

before it moved to Charleston, West Va., to<br />

become the Charleston Charlies.<br />

I was a teenager by then and already<br />

developing a sense that the world could do<br />

unforeseen unpleasant things to us and<br />

that what we cherished in our youth was<br />

not permanent. Still, it was hard to believe<br />

the Jets were gone.<br />

The Jets leaving town shook my faith in<br />

baseball and I never really fully felt the<br />

same about the game again. I liked it, but<br />

no longer loved it. I did follow the<br />

Cleveland Indians off and on over the<br />

years, but it wasn’t the same. When the<br />

Columbus Clippers came to town in the<br />

late 1970s I tried to rekindle that old fire.<br />

But it was gone.<br />

It left when the Jets flew out of town.<br />

Rick Palsgrove is editor of the <strong>Southeast</strong><br />

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Before the grassy area<br />

Photo courtesy of the Groveport Heritage Museum<br />

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City leaders appreciated<br />

I want to publicly thank Groveport<br />

<strong>May</strong>or Westcamp, city council, and the city<br />

administration for their roles and action<br />

during this crisis. Their leadership is the<br />

reason our community is handling this<br />

chaos as well as it does!<br />

<strong>May</strong>or Westcamp is known for appointing<br />

great people to lead this city and he<br />

leads from the front.<br />

Although I am away from the office for<br />

medical reasons, I continue to get notes,<br />

text messages and phone calls on the great<br />

job the police department does everyday -<br />

because they care.<br />

Thank you, Captain Kurt Blevins for<br />

the great job you do, handling the day to<br />

day operations. Proud to be a public servant<br />

for the citizens of the great City of<br />

Groveport!<br />

Ralph Portier, Groveport Police chief<br />

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Even in these times, Rick Palsgrove<br />

keeps getting the <strong>Southeast</strong> <strong>Messenger</strong><br />

newspaper out to readers and keeps writing<br />

and giving local news. It is something<br />

my family looks forward to every week.<br />

This is our show of support to Rick and the<br />

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Primary election statistics<br />

According to unofficial information from the Franklin County<br />

Board of Elections, 165,402 — 19.40 percent of those registered in<br />

Franklin County - voted in the April 28 primary election. The<br />

board of elections must begin the official canvass of primary election<br />

ballots no later than <strong>May</strong> 13 and certify vote totals by <strong>May</strong> 19.<br />

Drug Drop Box<br />

around the <strong>Southeast</strong><br />

The Madison Township Police Department provides an opiate<br />

prescription “Drug Drop Box” for the community. This drop box is<br />

located in the lobby of the Madison Township Police Department,<br />

4567 Madison Lane, and is accessible to the public during normal<br />

office hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any person<br />

can walk-in and dispose of new or old pills, including prescription<br />

medications, or any other illegal substances and place them into<br />

this box with no questions asked.<br />

Groveport history films<br />

Two documentary films on the history of Groveport, produced<br />

by the Groveport Heritage Society and Midnet Media, are now<br />

available for viewing online on YouTube.<br />

The films are: “Groveport: A Town and Its People” and “The<br />

Story of John S. Rarey and Cruiser.” The films were originally<br />

made about 15 years ago.<br />

Groveport history<br />

The Groveport Heritage Museum contains photographs, artifacts,<br />

and documents about Groveport’s history. The museum is<br />

located in Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., Groveport. Call<br />

614-836-3333 for operating hours.<br />

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Linda Taylor Henry Boving is a Canal<br />

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1970–the day after her 20th birthday.<br />

The 1968 Canal Winchester High School<br />

graduate was attending Kent State<br />

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unrest stemming from demonstrations<br />

against the Vietnam War turned into chaos<br />

and the death of students. Fifty years later,<br />

the memories remain fresh for Boving.<br />

Her family was planning a party for her<br />

that weekend and she left the university<br />

for home immediately following her last<br />

class on <strong>May</strong> 1.<br />

“Because I was home in Canal<br />

Winchester, I was unaware of the events<br />

that began that weekend” recalled Boving.<br />

On <strong>May</strong> 1, KSU students and outsiders<br />

trashed buildings, broke windows and set<br />

fires on Water Street in downtown Kent,<br />

followed by the burning of the ROTC building<br />

the next evening.<br />

“I was not aware of what was happening<br />

at Kent until <strong>May</strong> 3. As I drove back onto<br />

campus, I saw helicopters, armored cars,<br />

Jeeps, machine guns, mini-tanks, and soldiers.<br />

Even with all of that, there seemed to<br />

be a carnival atmosphere,” said Boving. “The<br />

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were about 20-years-old or<br />

younger. I heard that a<br />

group from the Salvation<br />

Army came to give the<br />

Guardsmen hot dogs and<br />

they were lounging on the<br />

ground eating them. Girls<br />

were putting flowers in the<br />

muzzles of the Guardsmen’s<br />

guns, and everyone expected<br />

the Guard to be gone by<br />

morning.”<br />

Boving said all seemed<br />

cordial, at least up until<br />

dusk. Radical students<br />

started to protest the Guard<br />

on campus and the campus<br />

curfew was moved ahead to 11 p.m. with no<br />

means to notify students who were out for<br />

the evening.<br />

“Announcements were made in the<br />

dorms regarding the curfew,” said Boving.<br />

“If you went outside, the Guard could tear<br />

gas you. Unfortunately, the students who<br />

were still downtown did not know this. As<br />

they returned to their dorms in groups helicopters<br />

dropped tear gas on them. It<br />

burned their eyes and choked them. They<br />

ran to their dorms for help. When they got<br />

to the doors of my dorm the doors were<br />

blocked, preventing them from entering.”<br />

Boving and fellow dorm residents<br />

watched from a window as the Guard,<br />

armed with guns and bayonets, marched<br />

down a dark hill toward Koonce Hall. A<br />

voice came over the public address system<br />

telling everyone to get away from the windows<br />

or they could be shot.<br />

“At that moment everything changed for<br />

me,” said Boving. “The National Guard was<br />

no longer a spring novelty on campus. I<br />

remember talking to my father from my<br />

seventh-floor dorm room and holding the<br />

phone out the window so he could hear the<br />

deafening sound of the helicopter that was<br />

hovering nearby.”<br />

On <strong>May</strong> 4, Boving had an art class<br />

across the commons where a rally was<br />

scheduled for later that day. She decided<br />

not to go and stayed in her dorm room, a<br />

decision she thinks saved her life.<br />

By noon, a crowd gathered on the commons<br />

consisting of some Vietnam War protestors,<br />

some changing classes, and others<br />

just spectators.<br />

“The Ohio National Guard was ordered<br />

to disperse the crowd with a barrage of tear<br />

gas,” said Boving. “Demonstrators grabbed<br />

some of the canisters and threw them back<br />

at the Guard which had little effect as they<br />

were wearing gas masks. At some point,<br />

people in the crowd began throwing rocks<br />

at the Guard. Ultimately, the Guard<br />

assumed a firing position. Shots were fired.<br />

Thirteen students were hit. Eleven boys<br />

and two girls. Four students died.”<br />

Shortly after the shootings, students<br />

were given one hour to evacuate campus.<br />

Boving said dorm phones were dead so no<br />

one could call for outside help to get off<br />

campus and panic ensued.<br />

“I wasn’t on the front line during the<br />

Photo courtesy of Linda Boving<br />

Linda Taylor Henry Boving<br />

(center) of Canal<br />

Winchester as she looked<br />

when she attended Kent<br />

State University as a fine<br />

arts major in 1970.<br />

shootings. I was not a protestor.<br />

I was just a regular Kent<br />

State student,” said Boving.<br />

“Yet, the fear of death was<br />

palatable. The fear of being<br />

shot as you attempted to leave<br />

the building permeated everyone<br />

on campus. A lot of people<br />

on my floor knew I had a car.<br />

Immediately following the<br />

announcement, everyone<br />

congregated in the common<br />

area outside of our dorm<br />

rooms. Many of the girls<br />

were crying and were begging<br />

me to take them with<br />

me. A couple of girls wanted<br />

me to take their boyfriends,<br />

too.”<br />

There were over 20,000 students at<br />

Kent at that time and very few people had<br />

a car on campus. Boving drove a 1965<br />

Plymouth Barracuda that comfortably held<br />

five people. By the time she got to the parking<br />

lot, people were crowding into her car.<br />

“I would say I had seven or eight people<br />

in my car. Girls were sitting on their<br />

boyfriends’ laps. I took some people to the<br />

Kent bus depot and others to the Akron bus<br />

depot. My roommate lived in Upper<br />

Arlington so I took her home and then I<br />

returned to Canal Winchester,” said Boving.<br />

A couple of days later, Boving received a<br />

call from the FBI at home. She said they<br />

were told she carried the person off campus<br />

who set the ROTC buildings on fire.<br />

“I explained how chaotic the situation<br />

had been and that I really didn’t even know<br />

who everyone was in my car,” said Boving.<br />

“I gave them names of the people I knew<br />

and I never heard from them again.”<br />

<strong>May</strong> 4, 1970 was her last official day as<br />

a student at Kent State. Students were not<br />

allowed to return for classes and all courses<br />

for the quarter were completed through<br />

correspondence. It was a month or so<br />

before Boving was allowed back into her<br />

dorm room to collect her belongings.<br />

“To my surprise, all of the dresser drawers<br />

and papers had been gone through as<br />

though someone had been searching for<br />

something. I do not know if everyone’s dorm<br />

room had been ransacked or if it was the<br />

FBI checking to find evidence that I had<br />

been complicit in the burning of the ROTC<br />

buildings,” said Boving. “The <strong>May</strong> 4th massacre<br />

changed the trajectory of my life. I had<br />

been looking forward to a career in art education,<br />

but my family did not want me to go<br />

back to college. Instead I got a job working<br />

in display at Lazarus. I was fortunate to<br />

have creative jobs that took me all over the<br />

world for the rest of my life, but I always<br />

missed not finishing my college career.”<br />

Boving hoped to attend the 50th<br />

anniversary commemoration ceremonies at<br />

Kent State, but due to COVID-19, the university<br />

decided to hold an online program<br />

instead. She said Tina Fey, David Crosby,<br />

Graham Nash, Jesse Colin Young, Jerry<br />

Casale, and Jeff Richmond are participating<br />

in online events marking the anniversary<br />

of the <strong>May</strong> 4 shootings at Kent State.


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Veterans exhibit<br />

Franklin County veterans who have<br />

served and died during our nation’s wars<br />

now have a special exhibit dedicated in<br />

their honor which lists the veterans by<br />

name, thanks to an exhibit commissioned<br />

by the Franklin County Board of<br />

Commissioners.<br />

The exhibit includes a collection of historic<br />

plaques that list the fallen veterans<br />

by name, as far back as the Revolutionary<br />

War. The plaques had been created<br />

throughout the 1900s and had started to<br />

show the effects of decades on display.<br />

The Franklin County commissioners<br />

had the plaques restored and had an exhibit<br />

custom built so these historic treasures<br />

could be revered by residents once again for<br />

years to come. A dedication took place in<br />

Memorial Hall, which is where most of the<br />

plaques were initially displayed.<br />

“These plaques demonstrate the rich<br />

history of Franklin County veterans who<br />

have served this great nation from its<br />

founding,” said Marilyn Brown, president<br />

of the board of commissioners. “This memorial<br />

is now in its rightful home and in a<br />

building that was solely dedicated to veterans.”<br />

The idea for Memorial Hall was conceived<br />

after the Civil War, but the building<br />

would not be dedicated until 1906. It was<br />

designed as a memorial and meeting place<br />

for war veterans, which also gave them a<br />

space to host conventions and civic gatherings.<br />

It hosted many historic events since<br />

then including welcoming troops home<br />

from World War I and was visited by several<br />

U.S. Presidents.<br />

As the building changed over the<br />

decades, the plaques were moved around<br />

and spent many years in the former<br />

Veterans Memorial, which was formerly at<br />

the site of the National Veterans Memorial<br />

and Museum.<br />

“The idea to restore and display these<br />

plaques on permanent display was an idea<br />

suggested by some local residents and we<br />

are glad they did,” said commissioner John<br />

O’Grady. “We were able with input from<br />

local veterans to design a patriotic exhibit<br />

that reveres and leaves a lasting impression<br />

for all those who see it. It is important<br />

that we always remember what these veterans<br />

have done for us all.”<br />

Several other similar plaques were<br />

placed in the National Veterans Museum<br />

and Memorial, giving them more exposure<br />

to visitors from across the country.<br />

The Memorial Hall exhibit includes two<br />

interactive displays that give a modern<br />

touch for these historic treasurers.<br />

“We know there is no way to repay the<br />

debt these men and women paid for all of<br />

us. However, with this exhibit we hope this<br />

is a way for Franklin County veterans to<br />

always be remembered and their sacrifice<br />

honored,” said commissioner Kevin Boyce.<br />

Anyone wanting to see the exhibit can<br />

visit Memorial Hall, 280 E. Broad St., in<br />

Columbus during business hours, primarily<br />

between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.<br />

Veterans Hall of Fame<br />

seeking applications<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 />

• 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 />

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Motor vehicle license fee<br />

Groveport City Council postponed indefinitely<br />

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• Free Estimates<br />

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