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More than two decades ago, the Canal
Winchester Area Historical Society took
ownership of the 1880s-era O.P. Chaney
Grain Elevator to preserve its historical
value for generations to come, but the time
has arrived to turn dedication into action in
maintaining the structure.
A first-of-its-kind gala was held last fall
to raise funds for the $20,000 renovation of
a portion of the building, which is located at
the historical complex at Oak and North
High streets. The current elevator, which
served area farmers for decades, was constructed
in 1887 and replaced a similar
structure that burned down in 1880.
Previously, the society conducted major
structural improvements from 1999 to 2000,
along with renovation of the Hockman
Room and painting. Presently, the ground
floor of the multi-story structure contains a
collection of vintage vehicles, including a
wagon that was renovated as an Eagle
“We are currently replacing the exterior
siding,” said society Vice President Larry
Flowers. “The east elevation is complete.
Now we are working on the west elevation.
The CWAHS feels this is a valuable part of
our agricultural history and are committed
to improve this structure and create museum
space. We started to build excitement
about the elevator last year when we had
The historical society is continuing its
fundraising efforts while working on replacing
the exterior siding on the west elevation
of the Chaney elevator. Organizers have no
set timeline for completion of the overall endeavor
and are working on projects as they
obtain financial resources.
Messenger photo by Linda Dillman
The historic O.P. Chaney Grain Elevator
is undergoing renovations.
“We have applied for state capital bill
funding,” said Flowers. “We believe the project
will require about $2 million.”
Future plans for the building include creating
public space for small events and an
agricultural museum. The historical society
complex also includes the Queen of the Line
Train Depot and the circa 1850 Prentiss
schoolhouse, which was moved from its original
location near Gender Road in 1980 to
its current home along Oak Street.
The present train depot replaced one that
burned down in October 1894 when, according
to reports, a spark from a passing locomotive
landed on the roof and smoldered
See ELEVATING, page 6
Messenger photo by Linda Dillman
Santa Claus is checking his list for children in Canal Winchester he plans to call this
holiday season. The jolly old elf is helping out the city’s Human Services department
with their December fundraiser.
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Canal Winchester Human Services is
helping connect Santa Claus with children
in the community by phone.
Human Services is sponsoring a Santa
Calls fundraiser on Dec. 15, 17 and 18 when
parents can have their children speak directly
with Santa Claus from 5-7 p.m. for
$10 in the comfort of their own home.
“Once the parent goes on to reserve a
time through our sign-up genius form and
pays for the child, an easy to complete
(Google docs) form will be sent to the parent,”
said organizer Jill Amos. “The form
asks them about their amazing kiddo that
we will be calling. Favorite hobbies, siblings,
what they asked for Christmas.”
If there are multiple children in the
same household, each will register individually
and Santa will talk with each one
on an individual basis. Depending on the
child, they will have between a five- to
eight-minute phone call with Santa.
There are no age limitations. In order
to personalize the call, questions include
the child’s name, grade, gifts they are receiving,
pets, favorite pastimes, hobbies,
sports and best friend(s).
See SANTA, page 6
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Historic canal trail will pass through the area
By Rick Palsgrove
History lovers will soon be able to travel along the Ohio
and Erie Canal route, except now it will be by car rather than
The Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail, Inc., and its area partner
communities recently announced the development of
the new Ohio and Erie Canal Southern Descent Heritage
Trail from Buckeye Lake to Portsmouth.
The 114 mile driving trail will begin at the southern
edge of Buckeye Lake in Fairfield County. It includes
Bibler lock 8 in Baltimore; locks 11, 12, and 13 in
Lockville; lock 22 in Groveport; locks 26, 27, 29, and 30 in
and near Lockbourne; and remnants of the Columbus
Feeder just west of Lockbourne in Franklin County.
In Pickaway County the trail will pass lock 31 in
Millport and includes Canal Park in Circleville. In Scioto
County the trail continues south through Rushtown at lock
48 and lock 50 in West Portsmouth and ends at lock 55,
west of downtown Portsmouth at the Ohio River.
All of these canal locks, with the exception of lock 55,
are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Work
to list lock 55 is underway.
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Once the Ohio and Erie Canal Southern Descent
Heritage Trail is established, residents and visitors will be
able to learn the story of this important transportation
route as they follow the driving trail. Creation of the trail,
which will be launched next fall, is funded by the Canal
Society of Ohio and Ohio Humanities.
Driving along the trail, one will be able to follow the path
our ancestors took up and down the canal route and get a
feel for what they saw and experienced. We can look out
over fields and woodlands similar to what they viewed and
see the historic buildings our ancestors saw and used as
they passed through the small towns that thrived along
the canal’s waterway.
“People love transportation history and will travel to areas
to see canal remnants and sites,” said Cathy Nelson, an independent
historical preservation coordinator as well as a member
of the Canal Society of Ohio who worked on the project to
place the locks on the National Register and on the Ohio and
Erie Canal Southern Descent Heritage Trail plans. “These
visitors enhance local economies by bringing in tourism dollars
to communities. A historic corridor people could visit
would be fabulous for the towns near where these locks and
other canal features are located. The canal story is fascinating.
Think of how hard it was to construct the canal. It
was hard labor done by hand with shovels and picks.
It’s an extraordinary piece of Ohio history. That we
still have many of the stone locks and other features in
place that help tell that story is amazing. It’s a story
that deserves to be told.”
Ohio and Erie Canal history
The Ohio and Erie Canal was completed between
1827-32 and wound 308 miles through the state connecting
Lake Erie at Cleveland to the Ohio River in
Portsmouth. The canal, a man-made waterway that
was an engineering marvel, was built to enhance
transportation and shipping in the state and did so
throughout much of the 19th century until the introduction
of the faster moving railroad took the canal’s
During the canal’s heyday in the 19th century, 55
locks were situated on the Ohio and Erie Canal from
the Licking Summit in Newark to the Ohio River. The
locks’ function was to raise and lower canal boats to
meet the changing level of terrain.
The canal in Groveport
Lock 22 in Groveport is nearly 190-years-old and is made
of sandstone block. Its overall length is 117 feet and its chamber
is 90 feet long and 16 feet wide. The lock is owned and
maintained by the city of Groveport and is accessible from
Groveport Park and Blacklick Park.
The canal channel is still visible near lock 22 as well as in
Groveport’s Blacklick Park and along Rohr Road south of
town. Additionally, a dry dock and canal boatyard operated in
the 1800s in what is now Blacklick Park. The canal operated
in Groveport from 1831 to the early 1900s and the transportation
opportunities it offered for shipping and travel were a
significant factor in the economic development and growth of
“Any time we can do things to preserve our heritage I’m all
for it. Plus, we’ll never forget that the cleaning up and
restoration efforts for lock 22 gained momentum several
years ago as an Eagle Scout project by Nathan White,” said
Groveport Mayor Lance Westcamp. “The National Register
designation for lock 22 as part of Ohio & Erie Canal Southern
Descent Historic District and the creation of the Ohio and
Erie Canal Southern Descent Heritage Trail is an opportunity
to showcase our community as a welcoming and interesting
place for people to visit.”
The canal in Lockbourne
Passing west into Hamilton Township from Groveport, the
Ohio and Erie Canal followed a path now paralleled by the
railroad along Canal Road in Lockbourne, where locks still
stand from eight that serviced the Lockbourne area. Two
other locks are also visible, one along Lockbourne Road–
Lock 29–just before you enter the village and another in
Lockbourne’s Locke Meadow Park, where Lock 30 stands.
The park also includes the Big Walnut Creek guard lock,
which, according to an Ohio Historical Marker, prevented
flood water from the creek from entering the main canal. A
lock tender’s house was located adjacent to Lock 30. A 12-
mile-long feeder canal was constructed from Lockbourne to
the capitol city to provide access to Columbus in transporting
people, livestock and produce.
Ohio’s history is our history, embrace it.
For information about the Ohio and Erie Canal
Southern Descent Heritage Trail, contact project director
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One of the most cherished Christmas
television specials is, “A Charlie Brown
It first aired in 1965 and was groundbreaking
for its time - with its mix of profound
Christian philosophy expressed by
Linus’ speech about the first Christmas
contrasted with the secular commercial
trappings that inch into the observance of
I am joyfully thrust back decades in
time whenever I see this show.
Three years before Charlie Brown aired,
Mr. Magoo celebrated the holidays in 1962
with his own vision-challenged version of,
“A Christmas Carol.” While he does not
draw the same devotion or notoriety as
Charlie, Mr. Magoo is worth the hunt to
watch his version of Ebenezer Scrooge during
Speaking of Scrooge–and I will argue
this until Rudolph’s red nose no longer
blazes a path through the night–there is
only one glorious cinematic version of
Charles Dickens’ masterpiece - the 1951
black and white film version starring
It is as if Dickens wrote the timeless tale
with Sim in mind, framed against the gray
bleakness of London of the 1840s. Sim is
the consummate Scrooge, full of iconic
smugness in his devoted pursuit of penny
pinching and financial gain.
Sim blurs the line between actor and
role as he becomes the quintessential curmudgeon,
using his height to lurk over the
less fortunate with a
craggy face that runs
the gamut from hardened
miser to compassionate
at the hands of a
trio of spirits showcases
Sim’s dynamic acting
chops in a role made for
the actor and a holiday
gift I unwrap year after
year. If you only have
time to watch one holiday
classic, make it
this version of “A
Berlin’s homage to the holidays– “White
Christmas” –is another gift I give myself.
The ending alone - where all the stage
trappings are pulled away to showcase the
snow falling outside as the four lead actors
waltz around in the most amazing holiday
costumes ever - is another cinematic
“White Christmas” whirls around the
screen in glorious color, song, and dance
under the stewardship of Bing Crosby, Danny
Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.
Yes, it is a classic boy meets girl, boy
loses girl and everyone is happy in the end
Let’s talk about Christmas TV specials
“White Christmas” whirls
around the screen in glorious
color, song, and dance under the
stewardship of Bing Crosby,
Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney
and Vera Ellen.
story, but it is oh so much more. It is also
poignant, a tale of doing something nice for
someone who gave so much, full of hope.
Will it or won’t it snow? It is also filled with
songs that have stood the test of time.
What more could you ask for?
Unless it happens to be Rankin and
Bass’ stop-motion 1964 animation classic
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” another
case of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy
finds friends and a snow monster and gets
girl. Or, if you rather, Santa makes a big
mistake. Rudolph saved Santa’s reputation,
the Island of Misfit Toys, and
My list of holiday cinematic happiness is
not complete without mentioning my modern
favorites – “A Christmas Story,”
“Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas,”
“Christmas Vacation,” “Elf,” “Jingle All the
Way,” and “The Polar Express” (the ending
makes me cry every single time).
So, drag along a millennial or two, grab
a cup of hot cocoa (topped with marshmallows,
of course) and join me in the pursuit
of the classics - holiday style.
Linda Dillman is a Messenger staff writer.
Wreaths are a holiday tradition
There are many different ways to decorate homes
and businesses for the holidays. Tall evergreen trees
are among the most visible symbols of the holiday season.
However, wreaths hung on doors, windows or
fences also are ubiquitous this time of year.
Wreaths adorn homes primarily during the holidays
of Easter and Christmas. Wreaths have also been
worn around the head or neck in ceremonial events
around the globe for centuries. It is believed the first
wreaths date back to ancient Greece and Rome.
Members of the Greco-Roman society were known to
hand-make ring-shaped items using fresh tree leaves,
small fruits, flowers, and twigs. Oftentimes these
headdresses symbolized a person’s social status.
Others suggest wreaths evolved to become a Christian
symbol of immortality.
Regardless of how wreaths are viewed, many people
like to display wreaths for the holidays. Wreaths can
be purchased premade, but making a wreath on your
own can make the holidays even more fun.
One of the easiest ways to make a wreath is to
design it around a circular floral foam form. Gather
supplies to make the wreath. For traditional wreaths,
supplies will include sprigs of evergreen (real or artificial),
ribbon, floral wire, bows, and artificial berries.
Working around the foam form, arrange the boughs of
evergreen, using the floral wire to wrap or pin into the
foam itself. Keep the layers coming until you get the
desired coverage. Embellish with a ribbon or place a
Thick card stock also can serve as the wreath template.
Attach artificial flowers or leaves, spray snow,
ornaments, or other items to the card stock ring with a
Many craft stores sell wreath forms made of natural
vines that have been strung in a ring. These can be
decorated in their entirety or left a little sparse to let
the natural twine show through.
December 6, 2020 - MESSENGER - PAGE 5
Holiday Gift Ideas
Holiday Gift Ideas
Remember these Christmas tree tips this season
Christmas trees are an iconic symbol of
the holiday season. Whether they are personal
trees nestled in the corner of a living room
for families to enjoy or towering evergreens
serving as the focal point of a town square,
Christmas trees are a wonder to behold.
Many people have fond memories of
time spent around the Christmas tree
sharing gifts and family traditions. Live
trees and their pine-like aroma can be
especially nostalgic trees to include in holiday
plans. The National Christmas Tree
Association says that approximately 25 to
30 million real Christmas trees are sold in
the United States every year. North
American trees hail from all 50 states and
areas of Canada.
While freshly cut trees can be particularly
beautiful and aromatic additions to
the season, they require a bit more work
than artificial trees in order to remain
beautiful and thrive throughout the holiday
season. Maintenance can help keep
Christmas trees as perfect as possible.
• Even though it is tempting to buy a
real tree as early as possible, their shelf life
is limited even with the best care. Dural
Christmas Tree Farm advises that, under
the best conditions, a real tree should last
up to four weeks before drying out.
•Consider the needles when looking for
a real tree. Pull your hand toward your
body along the branches. If many needles
fall off, the tree is past its peak.
•Think about the room in which the tree
will be located. Leave at least six inches
between the tip of the tree and the ceiling,
accounting for the height of the tree stand
• If needle retention is a goal, the Scotch
pine variety has the best needle retention
and a high survival rate, lending to its popularity,
offers Precision Tree and
Landscape. Douglas fir and balsam fir are
other durable trees.
•If possible, buy a freshly cut tree from
a reputable nursery or tree farm, advises
The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Many pre-cut
trees sold elsewhere were likely cut weeks
before and may not be fresh.
•Cut the bottom of the tree trunk before
bringing it home to facilitate the uptake of
fresh water daily. Trees can absorb as
much as a gallon of water in a day, so make
sure the tree gets fresh water every day.
•Keep trees away from as many heat
sources as possible and away from direct
sunlight to prolong longevity.
•According to Karabin Farms in
Connecticut, to make a Christmas tree last
longer, boil a gallon of water and then dissolve
one cup of sugar in the water. Allow
to cool. After freshly cutting the trunk,
pour in the warm sugar water. Continue to
add fresh, cool, plain water to the tree
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Model train display keeps on chugging along
By Linda Dillman
As childhood gives way to adulthood, toys
once cherished are often put away and forgotten,
but in a backroom in the Queen of
the Line Depot in Canal Winchester, childlike
wonder is alive and flourishing.
Years ago, a group of small-scale model
train enthusiasts, who met at the Ohio Expo
Center, were looking for a new home and
found one in Canal Winchester.
“They (Columbus Area N Scalers) were
looking for a place to move permanently,”
said longtime Canal Winchester resident
Pat Hartman, as she sat among the roomfiling
train layout in the depot. “This room
was empty, so they started setting things up
here. There were eight people at the time
and it was around 1995.”
Years later, the layout fell into disuse
and its fate was threatened in 2019. Canal
Winchester Area Historical Society Vice
President Larry Flowers credited Hartman
with stepping in and saving it.
“When they said they wanted to tear it
down, I said absolutely not,” recalled Hartman,
who said Flowers called her last
Christmas Eve and told her about the situation
before he contacted retiree and train
aficionado Bill Brobst, Jr.
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Flowers said people like Brobst stepped
up with donations of time, talent, money
and material, including local artist Sandy
Packer who had a hand in turning the backdrop
into a vivid blue sky filled with clouds.
Brobst and fellow volunteers spent the
year turning the dilapidated and forlorn
model train layout into one representing the
route from the south Columbus Brewery
District and Front Street to Canal Winchester
and on to Carroll before traveling to a
quarry south of Lancaster.
“We’re expanding to Lancaster, then on
to southern Ohio and ending in a mountain
and coal mine in a loop layout,” said Brobst,
who said the original RCAN layout was not
only renovated, but expanded as well.
Starting with a plywood base, layers of
plaster were built up to create the topography
of areas connected by trains traveling
along small tracks. Stained sawdust was
used for grass and both kit and custommade
structures line the streets of towns
along the line.
Visitors can get a close-up look through
plexiglass shields installed to facilitate the
viewing of replicas of Columbus landmarks
and architectural icons of Canal Winchester,
including a canal boat plying the waters
downtown and a nearby interurban car.
The small-scale Prentiss schoolhouse
awaits its small charges as well as a miniaturized
depot, elevator and water plant. The
floor of the train display room is covered in
salvaged Nelsonville star pavers and circle
“All of downtown buildings are handmade,
including the interurban and drawbridge,”
said Brobst. “The day they installed
the water on the display was the same day
they took down the water tower in town.
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Continued from page 1
until it caught fire. According to the book, “Canal Winchester
Ohio: The Second Ninety Years,” by Frances
Steube and Lillian Carroll, while the new station was
being built, the telegraph office was temporarily moved
into the grain elevator.
“Canal Winchester has a rich history in agricultural,
transportation, and educational programs,” said Flowers.
“Our train depot, transportation museum, our
Messenger photo by Linda Dillman
Pat Hartman (left) and Bill Brobst, Jr. with the model train display in Canal Winchester’s
Queen of the Line railroad depot.
The idea is to develop and re-develop, add a
little realism and have it operate like a real
train. There are two separate loops that can
run simultaneously or on one big loop.”
Brobst said children love to visit the display
and volunteers love to show it off as
well. Hartman said before the original display
fell into disrepair, children as far away
as Westerville would visit the depot layout.
Continued from page 1
“I believe this has not been done before, which is why
we are so excited to do this,” said Human Services Executive
Director Aletha Mullins. “It is a great way for
kids to connect with Santa since they will not be able to
sit on his lap and tell their wish list. Jill and I go to
Shades for dinner every quarter and brainstorm on
fundraisers and events that will connect and serve our
community. Santa Calls is what we came up with from
“It’s wonderful that we can preserve
things like this,” said Hartman.
Flowers said the historical society plans
to open the display to the public sometime
in early 2021.
“This will be a work in progress as long
as there is someone interested in trains,”
said Brobst. “It’s turned into a labor of
Drive-Thru Visit With Santa cancelled
With the recent public health advisories, the city of
Canal Winchester canceled the drive-thru visits with
Santa on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 as part of the Christmas in
the Village celebration. The city will still host the Santa
parade the afternoon of Dec. 5, as well as the Brock-
Strong Light Up The Night Holiday Lights Parade the
evening of Dec. 5 with an amended route.
Drop off letters to Santa in his mailbox outside of the
Municipal Building, 36 S. High St., through Dec. 20. Include
a return address to receive a response from Santa.
Visit www.canalwinchesterohio.gov for information
on Christmas events in Canal Winchester.
Prentiss school, educational history, and soon our grain
elevator–agricultural history. We encourage community
involvement. Join the Canal Winchester Area Historical
Society. Join us in our history and our exciting
For information, contact the society by visiting
our last meeting.”
One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit various
programs offered by Canal Winchester Human Services,
such as senior transportation, emergency assistance,
food pantry, Adopt-a-Family and Tools for Schools.
For information or to sign up for Santa Calls, visit
the Santa’s Calling link at cwhumanservices.org or call
December 6, 2020 - MESSENGER - PAGE 7
Revenue from CW Mayor’s Court fines has increased
By Linda Dillman
the number of tickets written because a
ticket can contain more than one offense.
If you do the crime in Canal Winchester,
“Another factor could simply be timing,”
you are going to pay the fine in Canal Winchester.
said Jackson. “We offer payment plans for
those who need time to pay which can delay
Fine revenue from the city’s Mayor’s
payment on a case. These are probably the
Court–which hears misdemeanor offenses–is
on the rise in 2020.
biggest reasons for any increase from year
City Finance Director Amanda Jackson
The five-year average between 2015 and
said while it is difficult to pinpoint exactly
2019 was $108,007 in Mayor’s Court revenue.
why revenue has increased, the obvious answer
would be an increase in offenses.
“The year to date amount represents
Year-to-date, through Nov. 18, there
money collected,” said Jackson. “If a fine is
were 1,113 offenses and $106,469 in revenue.
For the same period in 2019, there
not paid, the result will vary depending on
the charge. For example, an unpaid fine on
were 826 offenses. Last year ended with 938
a theft charge could result in an arrest warrant
being issued, while an unpaid traffic
offenses and $92,405 in revenue. Jackson
noted the number of offenses does not equal
ticket could result in a block being placed on
your license and vehicle registration. You
CW Schools soldier on
By Linda Dillman
Canal Winchester Local Schools started
2020 on a productive note, including highlights
such as students attending high
school classes in newly renovated and expanded
spaces after a two-year long $26
Other high points of the year featured
Sandy Thomascheck, a technology and resource
teacher at the high school, being
named an Ohio Teacher of the Year finalist;
Indian Trail Elementary selected as a 2020
OEASA Hall of Fame School; and Winchester
Trail Elementary named a 2020 Ohio
PBIS Bronze Award winner.
However, when the district went into a
lockdown in March, it put everything into
unchartered territory and forced staff members
to teach and learn in new environments.
“I believe our staff made the best of the
situation,” said Canal Winchester Schools
Superintendent James Sotlar. We stepped
off the only path we knew and started our
Sotlar said the process was not easy nor
perfect, but he and his staff did what they
thought was best for kids. Sotlar said there
is nothing that can replace in-person teaching,
but felt the staff worked well with what
they had under the circumstances.
“I believe we did our best to try and provide
a good education while trying to balance
the right amount of work and the time
needed/expected to complete assignments,”
said Sotlar.“Like many other districts, we
were developing the plan as we were implementing
it, which is not an easy task to accomplish.”
What is biggest challenge ahead in 2021
for the superintendent and the district? Getting
students back to school full time.
“We will continue working hard to ensure
that we offer and deliver a high-quality
education no matter which learning track
families choose,” said Sotlar. “I am proud to
be part of this school system and community
that have come together to make a safe return
to school possible. Thank you for the
sacrifices you have made and continue to
make so learning can continue. We are all
in this together.”
CW to receive water infrastructure funding
Communities in Central Ohio are receiving
approximately $16 million in low-interest
and principal forgiveness funding from
Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and
drinking water infrastructure and make
other water quality improvements.
The city of Canal Winchester is receiving
$50,000 to purchase and install a new
The loan includes $50,000 in principal
forgiveness, meaning this amount does not
have to be repaid.
Others receiving funding include:
•Granville: $220,000 to plan and design a
new lift station, holding tank, water storage
tank and loading infrastructure at the
Granville Water Treatment Plant;
•Columbus: approximately $15 million
for four projects that include constructing
new storm and sanitary sewers, redirecting
roof drains away from homes, replacing well
pumps at the Parsons Avenue Water Plant,
and making improvements to stormwater
quality, inline storage and modifications to
the current flood routing; and
•Ohio Department of Natural Resources:
$698,000 to help protect approximately
6,000 linear feet of Little Darby Creek
frontage and riparian corridor.
The loans were approved between July 1
and Sept. 30.
The lower interest rates and principal
forgiveness will save these communities
more than $2.3 million.
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program is available at:
would not be able to renew either of those
until you cleared up your unpaid fine with
Mayor’s Court hears misdemeanor offenses
that occur within the city’s corporation
limits and the court clerk is responsible
for collecting fines and fees–set by city ordinance–and
maintenance of traffic and
criminal citations issued by Fairfield
County sheriff’s deputies.
It is currently held at the Frances Steube
Community Center, 22 S. Trine St., to allow
for social distancing on the first and third
Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. A magistrate
presides over the court at $150 per session.
Amounts received vary from month to
month and case by case depending on the
charge and fine assessed.
When defendants arrive at court, they
OCC postpones games
The Ohio Capital Conference, of which
the Canal Winchester Indians are a member,
recently announced that all league
games are postponed until Dec. 18 in response
to the Franklin County Board of
Health’s Nov. 20 stay-at-home advisory.
The advisory was issued due to the increasing
numbers of COVID-19 cases in the
county. Dec. 18 is the last day of school before
the Christmas holiday break.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association
has stated that school districts can
choose to pause their athletic programs at
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are asked to sign a basic rights form which
lets the city prosecutor and magistrate a defendant
is in attendance. Defendants are
given the opportunity to discuss their case
with the city prosecutor prior to appearing
before the magistrate, who sees defendants
on a first-come, first-serve basis.
While the majority of Mayor’s Court revenue
goes into the general fund, a certain
amount is deposited into each of two court
“The money placed in the tech funds can
only be used for specific purposes related to
computerization of the court system,” said
Jackson. “Funds are also dispersed to the
Franklin and Fairfield municipal courts
based on the location of the offense and the
state, as required by law.”
any time due to the ongoing pandemic.
Santa Parade cancelled
Due to Franklin County's escalation in
COVID-19 cases, and to keep Santa, the
elves, the reindeer, and the general public
healthy, Madison Township decided to cancel
this year’s Santa Parade, which had been
scheduled for Dec. 13. Township officials
said this decision was not made lightly, but
in the face of the growing virus, precautions
must be taken.
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Winter Hikes Series proceeds with a new approach
Popular Metro Parks
program finds a way to
continue during pandemic
By Rick Palsgrove
Metro Parks’ popular Winter Hikes
Series will continue this year, but in a different
“Due to COVID-19, we are extending the
winter hike season and giving people a
chance to hike on their own from
December to February,” said Metro Parks
Assistant Manager of Interpretation and
Education Jill Snyder. “Instead of welcoming
visitors to one park each Saturday and
most Sundays in January and February as
in previous years, we will highlight six
parks each month. Visitors can hike any
trail at any time during that month to complete
the winter hike at that park and have
their ticket to travel booklet stamped. This
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is Friday, December 11th at 2:00 pm.
means visitors can hike in their household
unit and not gather in groups. We will also
not serve food and drinks after the hikes.”
Snyder said this year’s Winter Hikes
Series features 18 parks, an increase from
the usual 13. The parks and hike months
•December - Blacklick Woods,
Chestnut Ridge, Highbanks, Homestead,
Inniswood, and Scioto Grove.
•January - Clear Creek, Prairie Oaks,
Rocky Fork, Scioto Audubon, Sharon
Woods, and Walnut Woods.
•February - Battelle Darby Creek,
Blendon Woods, Glacier Ridge,
Pickerington Ponds, Slate Run, and Three
“We want to offer hikes in as many
parks as possible and allow people to stay
close to home,” said Snyder. “In December,
parks, except Chestnut Ridge, will be lit up
in the evening to make things special and
give visitors something special to enjoy.
The January hikes feature parks with
more strenuous hikes either in distance or
hills. The February parks look great in the
People can hike any time at any of the
parks for the month. The travel ticket
booklets with instructions and park information
are available at
www.metroparks.net or can be picked up
from a park staff member. The hike series
runs December to February. If people complete
seven hikes, they will receive a
unique 2020-21 Winter Hike patch.
Participation is free.
Groveport Zion Lutheran Church
6014 Groveport Rd., Groveport 43125
Pastor Matthew Cox
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 pm
Christmas Day Service at 10:00 am
Communion celebrated at both services
has increased in the
“The Winter Hike
Series gives visitors
a way to continue to
enjoy the parks and
explore new trails,”
said Snyder. “People
are looking for a
place to escape the
stress of work from
home, remote learning,
and so on. It’s a
great way to travel
around the city to
see new parks and
places while remaining
safe. We didn’t
want to cancel this
since it can be done
safely. This is the
48th year for the
Winter Hikes, yet
another reason not
to cancel the hikes.”
Park visitors are
asked to follow
Photo courtesy of Metro Parks
The selfie station will rotate to various parks throughout the months of the Winter
stay six feet apart,
wear a mask especially
if hiking with people outside their
household, limit group numbers to less
than 10, and frequently wash hands. Metro
Parks continues to sanitize restrooms and
high touch areas.
New this year to the Winter Hikes
Series is the selfie station where people can
take photos to document their hikes.
“The selfie station will move to different
parks every two weeks from December to
February,” said Snyder. “Who doesn’t love
a selfie! We hoped to kick off the selfie station
earlier this year, but with the pandemic
we decided to wait. The Winter Hikes are
the perfect time to get the selfie station
moving around the parks.”
The selfie station locations:
•Dec. 1–14: Blacklick Woods Metro
Park, located across from stretch racks on
multipurpose trail from nature center
•Dec. 20 – Jan. 3: Inniswood Metro
Gardens, located near evergreen trees
inside entrance just past the circle garden.
•Jan. 8–18: Scioto Audubon Metro Park,
located in front of the climbing wall.
•Jan. 22 – Feb. 1: Sharon Woods Metro
Park, located near the stretch racks at
Maple Grove parking lot.
•Feb. 5–17: Slate Run Metro Park,
located near the covered bridge.
•Feb. 19 – March 1: Battelle Darby
Creek Metro Park, located near the playground
at Cedar Ridge.
Follow Metro Parks on social media to
get more information about the hikes and
selfie station or visit metroparks.net
“We plan to offer a few guided hikes and
programs during the Winter Hikes and
those will be advertised through social
media,” said Snyder.
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Prehistoric family mixes fun with meaningful message
Of all the animated features that were
released in 2013, Disney’s “Frozen” was the
one that made a lasting impact on popular
For months, this unexpected hit
chugged along at the top of the box office,
gobbling up more than a billion dollars during
its theatrical run; and then it gobbled
up a few billion more through merchandising,
soundtrack sales and therapy to
remove its famed song out of people’s head.
“Frozen” was such a behemoth that it
came as no surprise when it overshadowed
all of the other animated features that
came out that year, despite the fact that
several of them were also worthy of lasting
public attention and affection.
One such feature was “The Croods,” a
tale about a prehistoric family who struggles
to survive the wilds and eventually
While it did amass more than $600 million
during its own theatrical run — it also
snagged an Academy Award nomination —
it largely went the way of the era on which
it was based, forgotten in time.
It’s 2020 sequel, “A New Age,” offers a
hipper approach than its predecessor while
not veering far away from the plot laid out
in the first film. Strangely, this decision to
follow in that same thread may leave a
The Reel Deal
greater impact than
part one because it
feels a little more onthe-nose
When the film
begins, the Crood clan
have just fended off
amphibians and birds
Tired of surviving this world rather
than thriving in it, they continue their
search for the elusive “tomorrow,” a mythical
place that offers shelter from the constant
stream of harm.
After finding shelter to rest their weary
bones, patriarch Grug (Nicholas Cage) goes
off to explore the land and privately revolt
about the growing affections between his
eldest daughter Eep (Emma Stone) and the
orphaned teen Guy (Ryan Reynolds) who
showed them how to make fire in the last
film. During his stalking and sulking session,
Grug finds a walled off section of the
land and discovers it is nothing short of a
Inside of the walls are all kinds of fruits
and vegetables, some they are not sure are
edible but they gorge upon anyway, and
clear and flowing water that seems devoid
of dangerous animals.
As they bask in this magnificence, they
meet the builders of this oasis who welcome
them with a grimace because of their
This new family, the Bettermans, are
comprised of new age parents Phil and
Hope (Peter Dinklage and Leslie Mann,
respectively) and their teenage daughter
Dawn (Kelly Marie Tran). While the latter
is more accepting of their unruly guests (all
Dawn wants is to make a friend her own
age), the former duo just want to send them
on their way but with a nice fruit basket in
The Croods, however, see this place as
their “tomorrow” and do not wish to leave
its safety without a fight. Cue culture
clashing hijinks and fisticuffs until the two
warring factions come under fire from
angry Punch Monkeys who wish to see
them sacrificed so they can take over their
Throughout its first two acts, “A New
Age” is sort of a run-of-the-mill animated
feature with several bursts of slapstick
humor, but when it reaches the third and
final act, it goes full zany and in the oddest
and best way possible.
While still threading its sweet message
about not being afraid of change and
accepting those as they are, the action is
going full madcap complete with slow
motion fight scenes, bromances over a fire
pit, and a gigantic apex predator ape with
a taste for prehistoric humans. It is as
strange as it sounds and befitting of a franchise
that was overlooked for being too
bizarrely animated and different for its
“The Croods: A New Age” won’t be
everyone’s cup of bog water tea due to its
offbeat nature, (it has Nicolas Cage in it;
what do you expect?) but it is a charming
adventure complete with memorable
scenes, laugh out loud moments and a kind
message that people from all backgrounds
can work together to make the world they
live in a better place.
Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer
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The city of Canal Winchester will provide
curbside leaf collection through Dec. 11. To
avoid water backup in the event of rain, leaf
piles must be placed behind the curb along
the street. Leaf piles may contain leaves
only, as sticks, grass trimmings and other
yard waste can cause damage to leaf collection
equipment. Regular yard waste will
continue to be picked up by Rumpke of Ohio
during scheduled trash collection.
Curbside recycling in CW
Rumpke Waste & Recycling brought
curbside recycling to Canal Winchester residents
began Oct. 1.
Under the new service agreement,
Rumpke provides weekly trash and weekly
recycling collection to residents, including
the use of a Rumpke trash and recycling
cart. Questions regarding service or carts
can be directed to Rumpke’s customer service
center at 1-800-828-8171 or
Rumpke’s acceptable recycling items include:
plastic bottles and jugs; cartons; glass
bottles and jars (any color); aluminum and
steel cans; empty aerosol cans (with lids and
tips removed); paperboard (cereal boxes, 12-
pack containers, etc.); cardboard; paper
products, including office paper, newspaper,
magazines, junk mail and envelopes (with
around Canal Winchester
or without windows), telephone books, an
dpaper grocery bags.
Visit www.rumpke.com for information.
Wagnalls Memorial Library
Wagnalls Memorial Library, 150 E.
Columbus St., Lithopolis, is open Monday
— Wednesday 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.; Thursday 10
a.m. — 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. and
closed on Friday and Sunday. For information
call (614) 837-4765 or visit www.wagnalls.org.
Wagnalls is offering these upcoming
events and activities:
•Checkers TV - Wagnalls offers a
monthly educational video series for elementary
aged children at Wagnalls.org.
Join Checkers the wacky inventor and his
robot sidekick, Snoozer, as they make scientific
discoveries with special guests including
medical professionals, community
leaders, and many others. Children will look
forward to each new installment of this educational
series, with seasonal themes in
•Augmented Reality Technology Classes
- Make an appointment for an introduction
to Augmented Reality class. Learn to use
fun and practical AR applications on your
phone or iPad. Register for these free
classes with Paula by email email@example.com
or 614-837-4765 or 614-837-4765
Our Pictorial Past
by Rick Palsgrove
Image from the 1872 Franklin County Atlas
According to Lillian Carroll and Frances Steube, in their book, “Canal Winchester:
The Second Ninety Years,” the Boyer Tile and Brick Company (once known as Powell
and Boyer) operated from 1872 until 1920 on a 30 acre site on West Waterloo Street
in Canal Winchester. The tile works took advantage of the vast supply of good clay
and strata of Bedford shale on hand in Madison Township for the making of brick
and tile. The site is now a residential area known as the Beck Addition.
Moses-Mouser Eye Care
Dr. Joshua Morris is a board-certified Optometrist
who grew up in Bellville, Ohio. He
completed his undergraduate degree at the
University of Akron, where he graduated
magna cum laude with honors.
Dr. Morris attended The Ohio State University
College of Optometry and graduated cum laude with honors to receive
his Doctor of Optometry Degree in May 2019. After completing his
studies, he was awarded the “Primary Vision Care Clinical Excellence
Award”, in 2019.
Dr. Morris is a member of the American Optometric Association, the
Ohio Optometric Association, and The Ohio State Alumni Association.
He is excited to practice full scope optometry, diagnosing and treating
a variety of ocular disorders and diseases in patients of all ages, but has
a special interest in contact lenses and ocular disease.
On a personal note, Dr. Morris and his wife Tess, enjoy spending time
with their family, friends, and their Bernese Mountain dog Maverick,
cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes, trying new foods, and exploring
Q: Are contact lenses right for me?
A: 9/10 people who wear glasses are good candidates for contact lenses.
Contact lenses can correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness,
astigmatism, and even help you decrease your dependency on readers.
They can provide a wider field of view and the lenses won’t fog up in cold
weather like glasses. Contact lenses are also a great option for when you’re
exercising or playing sports where glasses could get in the way.
Q: How often should someone who
wears contact lenses get an eye exam?
A: Someone who wears contact lenses should have a comprehensive
dilated eye exam at least once a year. Contact lenses are medical devices
and need to be properly fitted and assessed by an eye care professional.
Schedule your contact lens exam today
with Dr. Morris.
6441 Winchester Blvd. E., Canal Winchester, OH 43110 614-963-3827