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Joint recreation district

is in financial trouble

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

A shutdown earlier this year in

response to COVID-19 took a toll on recreational

athletics, forcing the Canal

Winchester Joint Recreation District to

seek outside help.

During a June 15 Canal Winchester

City Council meeting, Councilman Will

Bennett said the JRD cannot meet budget

projections and is in trouble.

The JRD is funded solely through registrations.

It lost revenue from the lack of

spring teams and experienced a big reduction

in the number of players signing up

for softball.

“Parents are being very hesitant with

registering, even at no cost,” said Bennett.

“We might not be able to pull it off. Fall

soccer may be the first full season we’ll get

back. The positive news is in seeing the

community coming together in supporting

the JRD.”

Bennett said the recreational district

has significant expenses and asked the city

for help, such as waiving costs for port-ajohns

at Hanners Park.

“The city has agreed to help out,”

Bennett said. “We’re just trying to figure

out how to move forward.”

Members of the JRD board, including

Bennett and fellow City Councilwoman Jill

Amos, met with Canal Winchester Schools

representatives to explore options, including

waiving facility fees or having the school

district become a fiscal agent for the JRD.

While council discussed the issue,

across town school district Treasurer Nick

Roberts brought up the same thoughts

during the June 15 Canal Winchester

Board of Education meeting.

“A few months ago, the JRD asked for a

meeting with school officials to bring

everyone together,” said Roberts. “They

were looking at support, whether it was

financial, whether it was in-kind services,

whether it was waiving certain fees, getting

better access to fields, those types of

things. Because without our assistance,

the rec board is unable to go for a long

term. Without our assistance or the city’s

assistance, it could be abolished. No one

wants to see that. We know the importance

of a rec department and rec leagues.”

According to Roberts, the two entities felt

the best option was for the district to become

the fiscal agent for the JRD and handle all

of the finances for the JRD. The district

would offer $35,000 of in-kind services.

“We ran it through the legal process and

are awaiting a final ruling to make sure

everything is okay,” said Roberts. “We got

an informal ruling from the ethics commission

saying it is good to do. We wanted the

board to know it’s what we’re considering.

It would be a smooth process once we get it

established and set up. There will be some

better controls in place for them.”

A hurdle the school board must address

is the status of the only employee on the

JRD payroll, otherwise the school district

would handle a few more purchase orders,

receipts and deposits on behalf of the JRD.

“They’ll have their own fund and pay

that employee from that fund balance as

they do now,” said Roberts. “There is no

obligation to the district. Hopefully, they’ll

get back to normal. Currently, we are the

fiscal agent for Harvest Prep, and they

take on the full (fiscal) responsibility.”

Matt Krueger, school board president

and a member of the JRD board, said the

district already has a partnership with the

recreation district and could tighten that

relationship with a fiscal partnership.

“Through COVID-19, we’ve had no

sports, so there was no income for three

months,” said Krueger. “We had to cancel

basketball and spring athletics, so we’re

trying to get back on our feet to get the kiddoes

out there for football and cheerleading

and some baseball. This is huge. This is

truly a large step in what the CWJRD is

trying to accomplish.”

Roberts said the school district needs to

gather documents for the board to review

before it acts on a fiscal partnership agreement

with the joint recreation district.

Each office independently

owned and operated.

Spring and summer down on the farm

Earlier this spring, a farmer (above photo by Cheryl Blair) performed the harrowing

of the farmhouse kitchen garden to get it ready for planting at Metro Parks’ Slate

Run Living Historical Farm using work horses the 1880s way. Harrowing the

ground breaks up dirt clods and smoothes the surface of the soil to make planting

easier. Summer means it is time to gather hay down on the farm. Pictured below

(photo by Dave Trotter) is a Slate Run Living Historical Farm farmer bringing in a

load of hay from the fields the 1880s way in June. “This hay will not be baled, but

will go up loose in the barn with the hay fork. Baled hay was rather unusual in the

1880s,” said Ann Culek, farm program manager. Slate Run Living Historical Farm is

located at 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester. For information visit

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State guidance needed on schools

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

With two months to go before the start of the 2020-

21 school year, Canal Winchester Schools

Superintendent James Sotlar does not know what education

will look like at the end of August.

“We’re exploring all kinds of options,” Sotlar said,

“but we’re awaiting guidance from the governor on

what we plan on doing next year. Hopefully, my goal is

that we come back under a very traditional type setting.

I can’t tell you more than that right now because

we’re waiting on guidance.”

Just how long it takes for state guidance to filter

down to the local level is unknown, so the district is

preparing as best it can for a variety of options, including

a duel online/in-class option.

“We’re working on alternate plans along the lines of

possibly a hybrid system,” said Sotlar. “We’ve got three

to four different things we’re working on. We’re just

waiting to hear from the governor and the state for

guidelines, whether they’re recommendations or

requirements.”

Sotlar said a consideration to include in the mix is

busing–seating distancing and route changes if bus

capacity is cut and schools operate on a schedule

unlike the past.

“There are still a lot of unknowns out there,” Sotlar

said, before asking for patience from families and the

community. “As soon as we get guidance from the

state, we’ll get something out there to everyone within

a short period of time. I do know Aug. 31 will be our

start date for kids unless something comes out and

we’re told otherwise. My personal opinion is our kids

need to be in school, but we have to deal with COVID

and it’s not going away.”

He said there is also a financial aspect, in addition

to the academic side of education, to consider in the

time of a pandemic.

With a hybrid system of education, buses would

bring children to school at different times, which could

increase the number of bus trips.

“There are a lot of factors that will go into the decision,”

said Sotlar. “Fortunately for us, we don’t start

until Aug. 31, so we have a little more time to work on

a plan.”

While the district awaits direction from the state,

the pandemic is having an unanticipated impact on

school finances in cuts in state revenue, but also lower

fuel and insurance costs.

Treasurer Nick Roberts reported May was the first

month the district lost half its state foundation revenue.

“They cut one of two foundation payments, so we

lost a couple hundred thousand,” said Roberts.

Overall, revenue for the period was up, albeit

around one percent. Supply and material costs were

down–mainly due to the decrease in fuel use and supply

purchases.

“We spend about $35,000 a month in bus fuel, so

we’ve saved most of that,” said Roberts.

In looking at health insurance, Roberts said that

three months ago he was looking at a negative cash

balance in the fund, but as of June 15, there was

$265,000 to the good.

“Which is amazing,” said Roberts. “There’s been a

drastic decline in claims, but they’re still up year-overyear.

As far as the impact COVID-19 response has on tax

revenue, Robers said he will have more information

when the first income tax settlement is received.

“The state revenue is not as bad as they anticipated,”

said Roberts. “In my treasurer’s circle, we don’t

expect to be cut by the state any more than earlier this

year. It’s looking more positive.”

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The city of Canal Winchester invites

you to enjoy a free summer concert, Music

in the Park, on July 17 from 6-9 p.m. at

Stradley Park (adjacent to the city’s

municipal building at 36 S. High St.).

The event features classic rock favorites

performed by the Gas Pump Jockeys and a

classic car show sponsored by C-Town

Cruisers. Car show registration is free,

however, space is limited to 50 vehicles

(registration will be open from 5-6 p.m. the

evening of the event). Car Show awards

will include People’s Choice, Mayor’s

Choice, Band’s Choice, and Sponsor’s

Choice.

COVID-19 note: Unlike outdoor concerts

in previous years, concessions and

hands-on children’s activities will not be

offered. Attendees are encouraged to bring

a picnic and a lawn chair and to follow recommended

social distancing protocols to

prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Visit www.canalwinchesterohio.gov or

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CW Town Hall meeting addresses racism issues

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

An informal Canal Winchester City

Council and community discussion on June

23 was dominated by a topic spreading

across the state, nation and world–racism.

Council members socially distanced

themselves at Town Hall and residents,

including Jenna Acklin, who talked about

her daughter’s negative interaction with a

neighbor after the girl chalked Black Lives

Matter on the street in front of her home,

spoke from the Frances Steube Community

Center.

“My daughter Mira asked why people

were protesting,” Acklin said. “She asked if

she could chalk Black Lives Matter.”

As Mira created her artwork, Acklin

said a neighbor came out of her house

screaming at the young girl before calling

law enforcement. The mother said sheriff’s

deputies pulled up and told the woman it

was “just chalk.”

By Rick Palsgrove

Eastside Editor

Those who drive U.S. Route 33 on a daily

basis know traffic congestion on that highway

is a common, often frustrating, occurrence.

Now, another study is being planned to

research what to do about the traffic problems

and safety issues on U.S. Route 33 in

southeastern Franklin County.

Ohio Department of Transportation

Public Information Officer for Central Ohio

Breanna Badanes said the last study of this

stretch of U.S. Route 33 was done in 2004 and there have been

various improvements to the roadway since then. She said this

new study will review U.S. Route 33 from State Route 104 east to

Pickerington Road.

Badanes said the study, which is expected to be released by

April 2021, will include safety and improvements recommendations

for the U.S. Route 33 corridor and interchanges. The study

will evaluate safety issues, traffic volume, traffic congestion,

capacity, interchanges, ramps, and traffic counts.

“We are still seeing crash patterns and traffic congestion on

this stretch of U.S. 33,” said Badanes.

She said interchanges that could be

looked at for potential updates and modifications

include U.S. 33 at: I-270; at

Hamilton Road; at Gender Road; at Bixby

Road; and at Hill/Diley.

Badanes said “nothing is out of the question”

for consideration for improvements.

“Everything will be looked at,” she said,

including things like interchange redesigns,

widening U.S. 33, and smaller cost effective

ideas such as ramp metering and smart

lanes during peak travel times.

Groveport City Engineer Steve Farst

said, “They’ve been studying this corridor

for the last 20 years. The Hamilton Road

interchange is an old style cloverleaf configuration.

It’s possible ODOT could consider

some radical and different changes there,

like constructing flyovers.”

“Proposed improvements like that would

be exciting,” said Groveport City

“This story has gone viral,” said Acklin.

“It is now time for Canal Winchester to

come together and say racism will not be

tolerated in this town. The Canal

Winchester of today is exclusionary and

unwelcoming to new members of the community

and there is too much racism.”

Councilman Bob Clark said he was

sorry for what happened to her and her

daughter and hopefully things can get

turned around.

“It’s sad we have people like this in our

community,” added Councilman Patrick

Lynch.

Acklin wants to organize a chalk activity

with children as a response to the situation.

“You don’t need to feel bad for my

daughter,” said Acklin. “She is a strong

young woman. My pain is white privilege.”

Christopher Burton said his daughter

gave him the courage to speak during the

town hall meeting about what happened on

June 19 at the Acklins.

“My daughter runs up to me and said a

little girl needs support. She doesn’t look

like us and needs our help,” said Burton. “I

don’t want anyone to look at us as a victim,

but I want to look at it (chalking incident)

as a positive when the community came

together. I feel like we have to work together

to know people as a whole. Just because

you’ve had a bad experience with a white

person or a black person, doesn’t mean you

have to become that person. I want us all to

work on being better people.”

According to Amanda Lemke–the city’s

public information officer–her office is

spearheading initiatives in furthering communications

with the community, such as a

quarterly roundtable with partner agencies

and local civic groups, along with a health

action team formed in 2018.

“The Community Health Action Team

program has taken on the topic of confronting

racism in our community,” said

Study to research safety and congestion on U.S. 33

“We are still seeing crash patterns

and traffic congestion on

this stretch of U.S. 33.”

- Breanna Badanes

Ohio Department of

Transportation Public

Information Officer for

Central Ohio

Councilman Chad Grashel.

Citing concerns about frequent traffic

back-ups and accidents at the Hamilton

Road/U.S. 33 interchange, Groveport City

Councilman Ed Dildine said, “That interchange

is just not safe. It needs an overhaul.”

ODOT recently completed a project that

widened U.S. Route 33 in both directions

between Hamilton Road and I-270 creating

three travel lanes for both east and westbound

travel on U.S. 33. The project also

widened bridges over Big Walnut Creek.

Noise walls were constructed with one 15-foot high noise wall

on the outside shoulder of U.S. 33 eastbound between the Big

Walnut Creek bridge and west of Hamilton Road and a 19-foot

high noise wall on the right-of-way fence along U.S. 33 westbound

east of the Hamilton Road interchange. Repairs were also made to

the Gender Road bridge over U.S. 33.

This $14 million project was completed in

late 2019. Its purpose was to improve travel

and safety on U.S. 33 between I-270 and

Hamilton Road and to decrease congestion.

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Lemke said participants were asked to

submit suggestions for programming related

to engaging the community in positive

ways. Submissions will be reviewed for topics

for further examination.

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discuss issues related to public health. The

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What to do about a pig in a CW yard?

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Questions have arisen about the presence

of a pig in Canal Winchester.

On June 15, Canal Winchester City

Council held a public hearing addressing

an appeal of a 30-day zoning violation

issued on March 9 for a swine owned by

James and Courtney Elliot. The Elliots

contend their pig qualifies as an emotional

support animal necessary to help Mrs.

Elliot with depression and anxiety.

The Planning and Zoning Commission

heard their appeal on May 11, which the

couple did not attend. They also did not

attend the June 15 hearing.

The commission hearing included information

from neighbor Kathryn Santore

consisting of pictures and descriptions of

multiple issues with the animal, including

digging under the fence, waste smells and

other conditions related to housing the

swine.

The commission reviewed the material

submitted with the appeal, heard testimony

and later upheld the violation notice.

Councilman Bob Clark abstained from

the June hearing because of his proximity

to the Elliot’s house, but testified as a resident.

Law Director Gene Hollins said the

burden of proof that the pig is an emotional

support animal falls upon the shoulders of

the couple.

“She can eventually appeal it to the

court,” said Hollins. “This is just the public

hearing and you do not have to take action

(that evening). We understand this may

resolve itself. Apparently, the property is

on the market.”

During his public testimony, Clark said

he lives 10 to 15 yards from the Elliots and

has clear view of their property. He said

the animal roams the couple’s backyard all

day.

“I’ve never seen anyone talk to it, pet it,

have any interaction with that animal,”

said Clark.

Councilwoman Jill Amos, who previously

owned an indoor pet pig, said she walked

past the house in question on several occasions

and the swine was outside every

time.

“If it’s an emotional support animal, you

would think it would be with you all the

time,” said Amos.

Hollins said council has 60 days to render

a decision on the appeal.

Condominium development

Canal Winchester Planning and Zoning

Administrator Andrew Moore led a discussion

on June 15 about the final development

plan for the Greengate condominium

development.

Located north of the Meijer store, which

is also part of an original planned unit

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on 46 acres is expected to start next

year.

The units, marketed for first-time home

buyers, are expected to cost in the middle

to upper $200,000 price range.

“All conditions have been met by this

final development plan,” Moore said.

Canal Winchester city finances

A June 15 public hearing on the 2021

tax budget was held with Canal

Winchester Finance Director Amanda

Jackson explaining the majority of the

city’s income tax revenue comes from

employers, not residents.

According to Jackson, in 2019, 72 percent

of general fund revenue came from

income tax. Individual receipts were

$446,109; business receipts were $817,866;

and $6,171 million in employer income tax.

The city’s top three businesses–Canal

Winchester Schools, Nifco and TS Trim–

accounted for 18 percent of all income tax

collections.

To date, Jackson said collections are 1

percent behind the same point last year

and fluctuate daily.

“COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders

will impact collections,” said Jackson.

“Early projections show a loss of 5 to 10

percent of revenue. We will keep a close eye

on that. We are not gaining what we typically

gain. We’re being very, very conservative.”

Jackson said property tax collections

continue to go up as more single-family

homes are constructed, but the bed tax was

impacted by the pandemic. A 2 percent

increase was budgeted for employees at

current staffing levels, along with expectations

for an increase in health insurance

premiums.

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You can now make an appointment to pick

up items at the Wagnalls Memorial

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Request items from the library’s online catalog

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Library curbside pick-up

The Columbus Metropolitan Library

expanded its curbside pickup to include its

Southeast Branch Library, located at 3980

S. Hamilton Road. Curbside pickup will be

available Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7

p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.,

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pandemic economy,” said John O’Grady, way that it’s hard for them to compete.” have served this great nation from its

Drop-off recycling

commission president. “We aim to help For information about the program and founding,” said Marilyn Brown, president

in Canal Winchester

them get through this tough time.”

where to apply, visit of the board of commissioners.

The new initiative is to target low-to development@franklincountyohio.gov.

The idea for Memorial Hall was conceived

after the Civil War, but the building

CW Recycles, a local recycling drop-off moderate-income small business owners

program is offered on the first and third who were not able to secure funding Drug Drop Box

would not be dedicated until 1906. It was

Saturdays of each month from 9 a.m to through other programs such as the The Madison Township Police designed as a memorial and meeting place

noon in the parking lot of Paycheck Protection Program, and the Department provides an opiate prescription for war veterans, which also gave them a

Winchester/Indian Trail Elementary commissioners expect to be able to assist at “Drug Drop Box” for the community. This space to host conventions and civic gatherings.

It hosted many historic events since

Schools, 6767 and 6865 Gender Road, least 200 small businesses in this way. drop box is located in the lobby of the

Canal Winchester.

Some of the grants are aimed specifically at

Madison Township Police Department, 4567

then including welcoming troops home

Participants are asked to sort items into helping businesses acquire the new safety Madison Lane, and is accessible to the public

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. al U.S. Presidents.

from World War I and was visited by sever-

two categories prior to drop-off.

equipment and protective gear they may

•Cardboard or any packaging that when need to reopen safely, and can be used to

As the building changed, the plaques

torn is brown.

reimburse the business for such purchases

were moved around and spent many years

•Aluminum, white paper/packages, already made.

Veterans exhibit

in the former Veterans Memorial, which

plastic up to recycle symbol 6.

“As much as we need these businesses to Franklin County veterans who have was formerly at the site of the National

•No glass.

come back, we also need them to do it in a served and died during our nation’s wars Veterans Memorial and Museum.

To comply with recommended state and way that is safe for employees and customers,”

said Commissioner Marilyn honor which lists the veterans by name, plaques on permanent display was an idea

have a special exhibit dedicated in their “The idea to restore and display these

district guidelines, all guests must remain

in their vehicles, volunteers will be on hand Brown. “This only works if people know thanks to an exhibit commissioned by the suggested by some local residents and we

to remove recyclable items.

that they can work and shop safely, and Franklin County Board of Commissioners. are glad they did,” said commissioner John

Small business grants

most businesses can’t afford to be shut The exhibit includes a collection of historic

plaques that list the fallen veterans The Memorial Hall exhibit includes two

O’Grady.

down for a second time.”

The Franklin County Commissioners

JPMorgan Chase partnered with the by name, as far back as the Revolutionary interactive displays that give a modern

voted to pass a series of resolutions that will

commissioners to add an additional War. The plaques had been created touch for these historic treasurers.

provide more than $2 million in grants and

$250,000 to the revolving loan fund at throughout the 1900s and had started to “We know there is no way to repay the

loans to small businesses in Franklin

ECDI (Economic and Community show the effects of decades on display. debt these men and women paid for all of

County that are struggling in the depressed

Development Institute) to which the commissioners

made a $500,000 initial invest-

had the plaques restored and had an exhib-

is a way for Franklin County veterans to

The Franklin County commissioners us. However, with this exhibit we hope this

economy. The funding is provided from

among several sources, the federal CARES

ment in March.

it custom built so these historic treasures always be remembered and their sacrifice

Act, Community Development Block Grant

“As our economy begins to pick up steam could be revered by residents once again for honored,” said commissioner Kevin Boyce.

funding, and through a contribution from

again, there will be tremendous opportunities

for growth,” said Commissioner Kevin Memorial Hall, which is where most of the visit Memorial Hall, 280 E. Broad St., in

years to come. A dedication took place in Anyone wanting to see the exhibit can

JPMorgan Chase.

“Smaller businesses are the engine that

Boyce. “Many small companies won’t have plaques were initially displayed.

Columbus during business hours, primarily

between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

drives our economy, but many of them are

the capital they need to take advantage of “These plaques demonstrate the rich

struggling with the shutdown and the new

those opportunities, and it’s just another history of Franklin County veterans who

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to avoid misunderstandings,

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While there are no real positives to be

found with the temporary closure of movie

theaters, a small beacon of light has been

the increased access to independent films

through on-demand or streaming services.

Living in a smaller media market often

means their release plays second, or third,

fiddle to big studio releases so having them

come right to your computer or television

screen has been a pleasant revelation for

fans of indie cinema.

One of the indie films making a lot of

noise late last year was “Babyteeth,” an

Australian stage adaptation that explores

teen romance and terminal illness.

Drawing praise for its acting and nonmanipulative

storytelling, it was set to

open at small and locally owned theaters

and then expand to the larger chains

through word of mouth.

Then the global pandemic hit and

scrapped those plans.

Knowing it could get a decent audience

through on-demand and virtual screenings,

it was released this past weekend and generated

decent buzz online. And, as someone

who ordered it for rent, I can attest it lives

up to its shortened hype.

In the film, Eliza Scanlen (“Sharp

Objects”) plays Milla Finlay, a teenager

who experiences her first brush with love

near what could be

the end of her life.

While dazedly

waiting for a train

home from school one

day, she is drawn

away from her

melancholia by the

presence of a strange

boy named Moses

entertainment

(newcomer Toby

Wallace) who seems

to have a complete disregard for his physical

safety.

Compelled to speak to the boy who

almost got hit by the train, she strikes up a

conversation about hair (hers is still long;

his is unevenly shorn and features a rat

tail/mullet combo) and remains oblivious to

his desire to score some cash from her.

When the alarm bells do start to ring in

her head, Milla ignores the sound in favor

of more time with the odd, hyperactive fellow

who has scars and facial tattoos and no

qualms about wearing shirts spotted with

nasal blood.

While the pair bond through haircuts

(he takes her back to his mother’s house to

give her a buzz with shears meant for

Bichons Frises), we meet the second couple

in this movie —Milla’s mother and father,

Anna and Henry (Essie Davis and Ben

Mendelsohn, respectively).

Though a psychiatrist, Henry has trouble

talking about the grief he feels over his

daughter’s terminal illness and has been

“lightly” self-medicating as a way to cope.

His wife, too, has been self-medicating

though only with pills prescribed by Henry.

While slightly high from the medication,

the married duo meet the potential new

couple at dinner that night.

Henry, having a bit more awareness of

the situation, is trying to figure out why his

daughter is attracted to Moses while Anna

is trying to determine whether she is having

a stroke.

Moses, who seems to come from a family

of dysfunction, is delighted by this dynamic.

When Anna really comes to, she is horrified

that a 23-year-old is hanging around

her teenaged daughter and demands he

stay away. That goes about as well as

expected and eventually they come around

to his presence as he makes Milla feel

alive.

“This is the worst possible parenting I

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can imagine,” Anna admits as they allow

Moses temporary quarters in their home.

But the “love story” between Milla and

Moses isn’t the kind that is often depicted

in similar films; for the most part, Moses

only hangs around Milla to steal drugs to

sell and Milla, well, her motives might be

deeper than attraction to a “bad boy” with

a zest for living life as it comes.

Though the elements featured in this

film are more serious minded, it is not

devoid of humor.

There are some absurd observations and

scenes that will have you laughing out loud

and then wondering if you should be having

as great of a time watching as you are.

While “Babyteeth” occasionally stumbles

into a sense of disjointedness through

director Shannon Murphy’s use of jump

transitioning with title cards, the script

(written by Rita Kalnejais and adapted

from her play) is sharp and the acting raw

enough to propel it past the occasional missteps

in telling this offbeat and original

story.

Grade: B

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.

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