Canal Winchester Messenger - January 24th, 2021



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set; hopes arise for return

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Also, revenues up a bit

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

The Jan. 11 Canal Winchester school

Board of Education meeting found a new

president wielding the gavel, a new secondin-command

and the superintendent hopeful

students can to return to full in-person

instruction before the end of the school year.

Mike Yonnotti was elected board president

and Kevin Butler elected vice president.

Yonnotti will serve as the district’s Ohio

School Board Association legislative liaison,

Monika Talley volunteered for the business

advisory committee and Matt Krueger and

Jon Metzler will serve on the Canal Winchester

Joint Recreation District board.

Hoping to get back to in-person class

Superintendent James Sotlar said his

main goal, at least for the next month and a

half to two months of school, is to get kids

back to school full time. He said Gov. Mike

DeWine has a plan to get vaccinations for

educators by Feb. 1.

“I don’t have any more details about that

plan,” said Sotlar. “I don’t know how long

it’s going to take to distribute the vaccine

out to schools.”

However, Sotlar said his goal is by late

winter or early spring to have students back

in school five days a week.

“I think it’s extremely important to get

our kids back as soon as possible,” said Sotlar.

“I’ll be working closely with the union,

the governor’s office and Franklin County

Department of Health in getting these vaccines

set up for our school district.”


Sotlar also shared information on enrollment

numbers for the Canal Winchester

Online Academy versus the school-based

learning tract. For the first semester, 35

percent–1,324 students–were enrolled in

the all-online academy, whereas 2,464 or 65

percent of the total 3,788 student enrollment

was in the district’s school-based (hybrid)


For the second semester, the numbers for

Canal Winchester Online Academy dropped

to 28 percent and the number in the schoolbased

tract increased to 72 percent or 2,741


“We saw more students go from CWOLA

to hybrid,” Sotlar said.

Finance report

Treasurer Nick Roberts said revenue

continues to trend 1.3 percent above where

the district was at the same time last year,

coupled with a similar trend in expenditures.

“It’s always a good sign when your revenues

have increased as much as your expenditures

at this point,” said Roberts.

“Revenue is 50.1 percent of the forecast and

we’re halfway through the (fiscal) year.

We’re right where we need to be as far as expenditures…trending

towards that 1.7 million

revenue over expenditures.”

Photo courtesy of Hannah Voss and the city of Canal Winchester

Another Christmas has come and gone

January is a time when we take down and store our colorful holiday decorations until

next Christmas season. City of Canal Winchester employees are shown here recently

taking down the Christmas decorations from a tree in Stradley Park in the city’s historic

downtown. The worker in the bucket gently tossed holiday tree ornaments oneby-one

down to a fellow worker who caught them with ease.

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Village of Obetz budget

Obetz Village Council approved the village’s $15 million 2021

budget on Dec. 31.

According to information from the Dec. 31 council meeting, village

income tax collections are estimated at $13 million and there

is a $4.4 million carryover.

Carolyn (Slone) Sapp, age 77,

went home in the arms of Jesus on

January 11, 2021 unexpectedly at

her home. Preceded in death by

parents, Robert and Willa Slone;

husband, Roger Sapp; son, Richard

(Ritchie) Sapp and brother, Doug

Slone. Survived by brother, Bobbie

Slone; sister, Delores (Dee) Storts; several nieces and

nephews and friends, along with special friends who she

worked with at the Columbus Messenger, Phil - Publisher,

Kathy, Paulette, Andrea, Rick, Doug, Greg, Theresa,

Ashlee, Chuck and Mike (Madison Messenger) Grant,

Becky, Kristy and Jim Durban for 34 years.

Arrangements by Jerry Spears Funeral Home with

Crematory, 2693 W. Broad St, Columbus OH. Memorial

service will be at Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Ohio at the

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Metro Parks obtains “Y Park”

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Metro Parks added more park land to its growing

inventory last year by acquiring a recreational destination

owned by the YMCA for nearly 75 years.

A $1.5 million agreement for Hoover Y Park, located

at 1570 Rohr Road in southeastern Franklin

County, was approved by the Board of Park

Commissioners of Columbus and Franklin County in

May 2020.

“The park was acquired as part of our levy commitments

from 2018 to open additional parks in Franklin

County by 2030,” reported Steve Studenmund, planning

and design manager for Metro Parks. “We are

currently in the planning phase to determine the best

use of the existing facilities. This will hopefully be

completed by the end of 2021.”

Studenmund said the property offers numerous

opportunities for park visitors with existing facilities

and former programs. Trail connections will be studied

as part of the planning phase and the park system

is also interested in an adjacent inactive quarry.

Y Park is bordered by Rohr Road to the south, farmland

to the north, Bixby Road to the east, and homes

and the quarry to the west.

While Musicians Against Childhood Cancer held

annual concerts at the park for many years attracting

musicians and campers from across the nation,

Studenmund said it is yet to be determined if Metro

Parks will utilize the land for similar events.

The park was also a frequent site for outdoor weddings,

reunions, meetings, summer camps, and a yearly

haunted hike throughout the woods and paths surrounding

the area.

Many people remember the “Granddaddy Slide”

that started at the top of a hill in the park and took

riders on a wild and bumpy ride to the bottom of the

hill. A large barn that belonged to a local farmer and

served as a party house for the YMCA is still on site,

along with a log cabin and other outbuildings.

The YMCA originally purchased the 60-acre property

on Nov. 17, 1947.

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

To post or not to post…that is the question facing

Madison Township trustees as they debate the merits

and pitfalls of allowing public comments to appear on

township social media pages.

“Currently, those comments are hidden,” said

Madison Township Administrator Susan Brobst. “A

trial period has been suggested.”

Trustee Chairman John Pritchard said he was concerned

about having public comments viewable on

social media because of the potential for name-calling,

vulgar or racist posts and concerns about personal

rights. He felt it was prudent to speak with the prosecutor’s

office before making any decisions.

“If we start restricting comments, it opens up the

possibility for a lawsuit about someone’s first amendment

rights,” said Pritchard. “If you have filters on

there, you are still walking down the same path.”

Trustee Ed Dildine said the trustees do not want to

offend anybody or get anyone in trouble.

“I would like to know how we can do it and do it

appropriately,” added Trustee Michele Reynolds, who

said she was also approached by citizens asking for a

second public comment period on the regular meeting

Messenger photos by Linda Dillman

A small observatory occupied this structure for

decades and afforded stargazers a closer look

above the earth.

The Granddaddy Slide on this hill both terrorized

and delighted children before it was deemed a safety

hazard and removed.

Madison Twp. and social media

agenda. “If we’re going to do it, do it where it’s most


Adding a second public comment opportunity during

regular meetings was also up for discussion during

the Jan. 19 meeting. Dildine felt if the trustees decide

to adopt the policy, there needs to be a time limit

placed on the comment period.

Other township news

•Pritchard announced the township is now posting

department statistics on the township website at

“We’re an open book,” said Pritchard, who asked

visitors to the site to tell the township know about any

changes to the way information is shared. “There may

be a way we put it out there that makes perfect sense

to us, but it may be a foreign language to others.”

•Fire Chief Derek Robinson said, at the current

time, the fire department is not approved to be a site

for COVID-19 vaccination, but it is something his

department is working towards.

“There is quite a bit of red tape through Franklin

County,” said Robinson. “We’re looking at how to make

that a possibility. I can’t make any promises.”

Reynolds said people looking for vaccine information

should visit

A legacy of learning

By Rick Palsgrove

Managing editor

The Wagnalls Memorial Library and

Wagnalls Memorial Foundation have

always supported and embraced the ideals

regarding the importance of education.

As part of that ongoing educational

legacy, The Wagnalls Scholarship Program

for 2021 is seeking applicants. There are

eight different scholarship categories to

choose from, each one meant especially for

graduating seniors living in Lithopolis and

the Bloom Township area (Canal

Winchester students are eligible as long as

they live in Bloom Township). These

include scholarships for arts and education

degrees, as well as a four-year scholarship.

Visit for more details

and requirements for each scholarship,

including how to apply or call (614) 837-

4765 ext 126. The application deadline is

March 11. Applications for 2021-22 became

available in January.

“Mabel Wagnalls Jones established, as

one aspect of her bequest to The Wagnalls

Memorial Foundation, a fund to provide

scholarships for students residing in Bloom

Township with preference to Lithopolis,”

said Sarah Mayzum, Wagnalls Memorial

program manager. “The first scholarships

were awarded in 1948. She intended the

scholarships be used for attending institutions

of learning, music and arts, subjects

near to her heart.”

Mayzum said that, over the years

American Legion Post 677, Charles V.

Moore and A.B. and Hazel Weiser have

funded scholarships that are currently

Canal Winchester man

sentenced for sex crimes

According to United States Attorney

David DeVillers of the Southern District of

Ohio, a Canal Winchester man was sentenced

to more than 16 years in prison for

sexually exploiting minor females

Jeffrey A. Fisher, 49, of Canal

Winchester, was sentenced in U.S. District

Court today to 200 months in prison for

sexually exploiting at least three minor

females between February and May 2019.

According to court documents, Fisher

met a 14-year-old girl from Michigan

through an online app and solicited nude

photographs from the girl.

Fisher’s plea agreement details online

conversations between him and the victim

in which he makes sexually-explicit

demands of the victim and states, “That

was a test to see if you would be obedient”

and “im (sic) testing you to see if you’ll obey

and be a good slave.”

During their investigation into Fisher’s

conduct, law enforcement officials discovered

Fisher had also victimized female

minors from Columbus and New Jersey.

Forensic examinations of Fisher’s and the

victim’s electronics revealed sexually

crime news

administered by The Wagnalls


“Last year the Wagnalls Memorial

scholarship committee voted to add several

major-specific scholarship and a volunteer

scholarship to the scholarships offered

from the Mabel Wagnalls Jones fund,” said

Mayzum. “Also new last year is the ‘Style

to a Tea’ scholarship, sponsored by the

annual ‘Style to a Tea’ event held by local

business owner Kathy Moling.”

Mayzum said there are 13 scholarships

available to apply for the 2021-22 school

year. Students may apply for more than

one scholarship, but only one scholarship

per student will be awarded.

“Although the scholarships no longer

meet the total financial obligation of a student

attending college, The Wagnalls

Memorial is pleased to be able to recognize

the hard work of our local students in a

small way,” said Mayzum. “Because we

serve such a small community, we typically

are able award scholarships to the majority

of applicants.”

She said approximately more than

3,200 students have received scholarships

over the history of the program.

“The amount awarded since the scholarship

program started is over $7 million,”

said Mayzum.

Last year’s Wagnalls Scholarship

Program awardees were: Lane Eggleston,

Jessie Mayne, Lauren Lyons, Abby

Arementrout, Roxy Kuzma, Drew Kotwis,

Annalise Grammel, Kaylee Phillips, Alex

Mobley, Sadie Williams, Skylar Allen,

Jenifer Grote, and Trace Wisecarver.

explicit photographs of the victims.

At the time of his offense, Fisher was a

registered sex offender as the result of a

local 2012 conviction.

Fisher was convicted in Franklin

County Court of Common Pleas of attempted

illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented

material and four counts of unlawful sexual

conduct with a minor. He was sentenced

to five years in prison.

Homicide in

Madison Township

On Jan. 8, Madison Township Police

responded to a domestic complaint on Harbor

Boulevard involving an injured person.

According to the Madison Township

Police, officers arrived on the scene at 8:19

a.m. and located and quickly took the suspect

into custody.

Upon locating the victim, officers

immediately rendered first aid and called

for a medic. However, the victim passed

away around 8:30 a.m.

The Madison Township Police

Department is working with the Franklin

County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau, which

is investigating this incident as a homicide.

Lockbourne winter hikes

A winter hike will be held on the village

of Lockbourne’s Magnolia Trails, 154

Commerce St., on Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1

p.m. See Big Walnut Creek and wildlife

including deer, herons, hawks, and ducks.

Also see the historic Ohio and Erie Canal

locks in Lockbourne and Columbus feeder

canal remnants.

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Obetz water plant

At Obetz Village Council’s Dec. 31 meeting,

council, the mayor, and village officials

discussed needed improvements to the village

of Obetz’ water plant. Officials indicated

the water plant cannot control water

hardness and is at its current production

capacity. Officials may discuss a potential

increase in water rates.



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Sibling dynamics explored

When you are the youngest child, it can

feel like a blessing when your older sibling

swears you to secrecy. In your mind, this

act is seen as a sign of maturity, a true

indicator that they no longer view you as

an obstacle to their happiness but as a confidant

in their grown-up world.

On the other hand, when you are the

youngest child, it can feel like a curse when

your older sibling swears you to secrecy. In

your mind, this act comes with a sense of

obligation to zip thy lip, no matter how

serious or comical the event that precipitated

this solemn vow. It is only natural

that resentment can grow through not

being able to tell, especially when it can

put you into a more favorable light with

your parents.

Knowing a secret of an equally loved

and despised sibling can bring you closer

together or tear you apart, or it can even be

seen as something to hold above the other’s

head for the rest of your time on Earth.

With so much variety and emotion to be

had with the sibling secret, it is no wonder

the topic has been mined over and over

again through music, movies, and literature

— nary a genre is spared and rarely are

they seen as boring or unoriginal as most of

us can relate to this strange and awesome


The latest piece of entertainment to feature

this battle of wills between the

younger and elder is the film “Don’t Tell a

Soul,” as apt a name as ever to describe the

intrigue and dread of those words.

As the film opens, we are introduced to

Joey (Jack Dylan Grazer), a quiet 14-year

old who provides emotional support to his

widowed mother Carol (Mena Suvari), who

is battling lung cancer. Though he always

tries to keep up a reserve of endless

strength, he crumbles whenever he is

under the watchful and wrathful eye of his

17-year-old brother Matt (Fionn

Whitehead), who is well on his way to

becoming a psychopath.

he makes more and

more forays into the

forest (and becomes

more bonded to

Hamby), the more his

The village of Obetz announced that its

Lancaster Park ice rink opened on Jan. 19

to Obetz residents only.

You must bring proof of residency

(Obetz water bill or recent paystub with

Obetz income tax) with you on your first

visit. Minors must have a parent/guardian

sign a waiver on their first visit.

The ice rink is open Monday-Friday, 5-8

p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 7

p.m. Admission is free. A 1.5-hour time

limit will be enforced Monday-Friday and a

2 hour time limit will be enforced on


COVID-19 considerations:

•Visitors must wear a mask in the park

Knowing a secret of an equally

loved and despised sibling can bring

you closer together or tear you apart,

or it can even be seen as something to

hold above the other’s head for the rest

of your time on Earth.

if unable to consistently maintain a six foot

distance and at all times when entering the

public restrooms.

•Maximum capacity will be 20 skaters

at one time. Time limits will be issued to

visitors upon arrival to allow the most people

to enjoy skating as possible. Skating

will be on a first come-first serve basis.

•The ice rink may be shut down due to

weather to preserve the integrity of the ice.

This will be at the staff member’s discretion

and can happen before or during a

skating session. All closures or delays will

be posted to the village of Obetz Facebook

page as soon as possible (@VillageofObetz).

•During the COVID-19 pandemic, to

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Feeling as if he is the “man of the house”

brother becomes

now that their father is gone, Matt takes

increasingly belligerent

and unpre-

joy in getting Joey to do his bidding, and he

knows just the right words to say and all

dictable. Knowing

the right buttons to push when he wants to

that his “soft” brother

bring him into his unlawful adventures.

is going to get them in

Through the criminal grapevine, Matt

trouble, Matt deter-

learns that a neighbor of theirs who has

been squirreling away money in their home

has left their property due to an unplanned

fumigation. Needing (and wanting) the

money, Matt hatches a plan for them to

break in and take it. At first, Joey wants

nothing to do with the B&E and theft, but

he is soon reminded that their mother

needs it to pay for her treatment and outstanding

hospital bills.

After successfully pulling off the heist,

they are spotted by a hired security guard

who gives chase. During the run-around,

the guard falls into a hidden well and the

brothers write him off as dead.

The following day, Joey goes back to the

scene to determine whether the guard is

really dead or not. He quickly discovers

that he is injured but still among the living.

Because he is inquisitive and lonely, he

strikes up a conversation with Hamby

(Rainn Wilson) and quickly takes a liking

to the sarcastic yet affable man. But with

the threat of jail in his future (Matt told

him he would take the fall for the theft and

go to prison for the rest of his life), Joey

waffles about whether he really wants to

see him out of the 20-foot well.

Over the course of a few days, Joey

brings Hamby food, water, blankets, and a

radio so they can converse at night, but as

Obetz’s ice rink now open

mines that the only way to end this problem

is to end Hamby’s life for real this time

— and that of his brothers should he break

their promise to not tell a soul.

Written with dark humor and featuring

plenty of twists and turns (some predictable,

others not so much), “Don’t Tell a

Soul” is an entertaining movie about sibling

dynamics and a different kind of sibling

secret, one of which the conscious of

one is in direct conflict with the unconscionable

other. But what makes it so is not

just the material but the acting of the two

young leads. Had Joey and Matt been

played by anyone other than Dylan Grazer

or Whitehead, I doubt it would have

worked as efficiently as it does — both play

their roles with equal parts gravity, love,

levity, and menace, particularly as their

plans go vasty astray.

With so many films not being advertised

as abundantly as before, it will be easy to

overlook “Don’t Tell a Soul.” But if you’re a

fan of strange sibling dynamics and a fan of

strange humor, you should give this one a

look should you come across it on demand

(where it is currently available for rent) or

whenever it hits the streaming platform.

Grade: B-

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.

control crowding, the ice rink is only open

to residents. You must have proof of residency

to skate.

•Daycares, camps, and parties are not

permitted. Only individual households will

be permitted to skate.

•Six-foot social distancing rules apply.

•There is no seating available and the

picnic tables have been removed. You are

permitted to bring lawn chairs if you are in

the park with a skater or need somewhere

to sit to put your skates on. Lawn chairs

must stay in the grassy areas at all times.

They are not permitted to be set up under

the shelter house or on any of the concrete

or asphalt walkways.

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Being a mayor in small town America

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

What is life like serving as the mayor of

a small town in Ohio?

Just step into the shoes of village of

Lockbourne Mayor Christie Ward, whose

heart never strayed far from home and who

now guides the town where she grew up.


“I have lived in Lockbourne most of my

life,” said Ward, who learned how to swim

when the YMCA brought a container to the

village on a flatbed truck used as a mobile

swimming pool. “During Halloween on

Beggars Night, some of the ladies in town

would make special treats such as chocolate

cupcakes, homemade donuts, and popcorn

balls. We would hang out with friends

all day, but always had to be home before


Ward graduated from Hamilton

Township High School and then attended

college in Circleville. She lived in central

Ohio for several years before deciding to

move to New York City.

In 2015, her father died and Ward knew

it was time to come back home to be with

her family. She has come full circle and

lives in the house where she grew up. That

circle now incorporates the title of mayor of

Lockbourne after serving on the village

council from 2006-15. She served as council

president pro temp from 2010-15.

“My mom was the first councilwoman in

the village, so public office is in my genes,”

said Ward.

At first she dismissed the idea of running

for mayor, but Ward felt it was something

she wanted to do for the town.

“I felt the village was going in the wrong

direction and was decreasing in population,”

said Ward. “The mindset of leadership

throughout several administrations

was to keep the town small and not grow.

That created a downward spiral for

Lockbourne as we were the only community

that did not benefit from the

Rickenbacker-area growth. I believed that

Lockbourne was at risk of not existing. I

decided to run for mayor to help move the

town forward.”

Fake check warning

Franklin County Auditor Michael

Stinziano warned residents about a recent

scam where fraudulent checks appearing

to come from Franklin County are arriving

to unsuspecting individuals across Ohio

and in other states.

The checks, dated Dec. 23, are all for the

amount of $2,950.99, appear to be more

than an isolated effort to defraud unwitting

individuals and the county.

A coordinated effort between the

Franklin County sheriff, treasurer and

auditor is underway.

“I take consumer protection seriously,

and will assist in prosecuting would-be

scammers to the fullest extent of the law,”

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Messenger photo by Linda Dillman

Lockbourne Mayor Christie Ward

Lockbourne is a tight-knit community

and normally candidates running for office

do not campaign. However, because Ward

was running against an incumbent, she

launched a campaign to get her message

and vision for Lockbourne out to residents.

Despite a “temporary” move to New

York City, to Ward, Lockbourne was and

always will be home.

“No matter when I lived or traveled, I

always knew I could come home,” said

Ward. “Several residents are childhood

friends; others are new friends and those I

haven’t gotten to know yet hopefully will

become friends. Because we are a small

community, we know our neighbors, watch

out for each other and are willing to help

out when needed. There is a true sense of

community here. We really care about each


Challenges for Lockbourne

As mayor, Ward faces challenges

Stinziano said. “Keeping the residents and

businesses of Franklin County safe from

fraud while being a good steward of public

dollars remains a top priority of this


As there are multiple security measures

in place to keep taxpayer dollars safe,

there is currently no risk to county funds.

Individuals receiving an unexpected

check from the Franklin County Auditor’s

Office are encouraged to call (614) 525-

7346 to verify the validity of the check.

Intersection improvement

The village of Obetz engineer is working

on plans for improvements to the Bixby

Road/Groveport Road intersection. The

improvements will be completed in 2021.

impacting larger communities as well, such

as increasing revenue and improving public

services. Village leaders want to keep

Lockbourne a small quaint community, but

grow in a smart way. Bringing in more revenue

is crucial to remaining viable.

Ward said water and sewer bills have

been a point of pain for residents for years

and her administration is looking for the

right solution that will help lower bills. She

is also concerned with decreasing negative

impact from growth in the neighboring

Rickenbacker area.

“With more warehouses popping up all

around us, we continue to work with our

Rickenbacker partners on monitoring the

traffic and stormwater impacts,” said


Spring Alley Channel is another issue of

local concern. The stream flows along the

south perimeter of a park just below the

houses along Commerce Street. The stream

is filled with debris and stagnant water,

which causes a mosquito problem, not only

in the park, but throughout the town in the


“We are currently applying for grants to

clean up the stream and regrade it so the

water will have a continuous flow to the

Big Walnut,” she said.

Ward points with pride to building




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strong local, regional and state partnerships;

improving communications with residents

leading to more resident engagement;

and establishing an organized government

structure to improve public services.

However, there are always challenges,

such as juggling projects and issues that

need attention, including organizing the

village office and ensuring that everything

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affected the village for years and moving

the village forward.

Small town America

“Lockbourne is true small-town

America, with no traffic lights in town.

People still sit out on their porch, know

their neighbors. It is very generational–

some folks have lived here their entire life,

others have moved away but find themselves

coming back home,” said Ward, who

said she has responded to calls for help in

the middle of the night while still dressed

in pajamas. “There are some residents who

have many members in their family living

here too. One of the former postmasters

reminded me that it may be difficult being

mayor in a small town, because if you upset

one resident, then you could have the

whole family upset with you, too.”

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Work on McGill progresses

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Even in winter, work on McGill Park in

Canal Winchester is moving ahead according

to Public Service Director Matt Peoples’

report to Canal Winchester City Council on

Jan. 19.

“We have split the utility portion out

from the rest of (the) Phase I project,” Peoples

said. “(We) are currently out to bid with

an opening date of Feb. 5 and presentation

to council Feb. 16. Additionally, we are

awaiting environmental review and plan approvals

to be finalized and will send the

Trail Connector project out to bid directly

thereafter. The Phase I project design is

being finalized and is also subject to the

same environmental review and plan approvals

as the Trail project and will be bidding

out as soon as possible.”

Road work

According to Peoples, the engineering

firm EMH&T is finalizing the Gender Road

Phase V design and the city is scheduling

bids to go out in February.

The Public Service Department is also finalizing

the design of the 2021 Street Capital

Improvement Project, which includes:

Madison Township

Police statistics

December crime statistics from the

Madison Township Police: 45 traffic stops,

25 assist/mutual aid, 5 assaults, 2 burglary,

20 domestic complaints, 17 suspicious persons,

6 suspicious cars, 21 suspicious person/vehicle,

15 larceny/thefts, 2 narcotics, 2

sex offenses, 3 OVI, 11 threats or harassment,

1 vandalism, 9 parking, 8 accidents

with injuries, 1 fight, 3 shots fired in area,

and 22 property damage accidents.

around Canal Winchester

West Waterloo Street from Chesterville to

Pfeifer; Lithopolis Road, Fox Hill Drive,

West Fairfield Street, Cormorant Drive repairs;

Blue Ash Court, Brooks Bend Court,

Edgewater Court, Iris Court, White Ash

Court; Groveport Road path from West

Street to Washington Street; and the annual

sidewalk program, path maintenance,

and general road repairs and maintenance


“We are planning bids to go out in February,”

said Peoples.

EMH&T is working on design concepts

for the Gender Road Phase VI project that

include a pedestrian connection across the

Gender Road overpass, as well as additional

lanes for Gender Road.

“Our plan is to utilize ODOT Safety

Funding as well OPWC funding and we are

preparing to begin assembling the application,”

said Peoples. “EMH&T contacted

ODOT to discuss the project and were told

the Safety Fund applications were postponed

until the fall and then it would be for

funding of the fiscal year 2025. We will have

engineers complete the design work and reassess

the status mid-year.”

Curbside recycling in CW

Rumpke Waste & Recycling brought

curbside recycling to Canal Winchester residents.

Under the new service agreement,

Rumpke provides weekly trash and weekly

recycling collection to residents, including

the use of a Rumpke trash and recycling


Questions regarding service or carts can

be directed to Rumpke’s customer service

center at 1-800-828-8171 or

Active Lifestyles

A bi-monthly feature celebrating our

community’s senior citizens

Alzheimer’s Association education programs

The Alzheimer’s Association Central

Ohio Chapter will present virtual educational

programs to help the community and

families impacted by the disease.

All programs are free and open to the

public. Registration is required. To register

for the program, call 800-272-3900

The programs:

•Jan. 26 - Legal and Financial, 11:30


•Jan. 27 - Understanding and Responding

to Dementia-Related Behavior, 10 a.m.

•Jan. 28 - Understanding Alzheimer’s

and Dementia, 3 p.m.


The benefits of growing older

Seniors are a rapidly growing segment of

the population. With so many people living

longer, it’s time to celebrate the perks of getting

older rather than the drawbacks. Here

are some benefits to growing old.

•Higher self-esteem: The insecurities of

youth give way as one ages, and older people

have less negativity and higher self-esteem.

•Financial perks: Seniors are entitled to

discounts on meals, museum entry fees,

movies, and other entertainment. Discounts

are available through an array of venues.

•Reasoning and problem-solving skills:

Brain scans reveal that older adults are

more likely to use both hemispheres of their

brans simultaneously something called bilateralization.

•Less stress: As people grow older, they

are able to differentiate their needs from

wants and focus on more important goals.

Growing older may involve gray hair or

wrinkling skin, but there are many positive

things associated with aging.

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Franklin County Board of Commissioners: Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce, President • Commissioner Marilyn Brown • Commissioner John O’Grady

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and The Franklin County Office on Aging join with the Messenger Newspaper in providing this update on aging issues in Franklin County.


What are the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Wearing masks and social distancing helps reduce your chance of being

exposed to the virus or spreading it to others, but these measures are not

enough. Vaccines work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the

virus if you are exposed. The combination of getting vaccinated and following

the CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best

protection from COVID-19.

The vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19.

• All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been

shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19.

• All COVID-19 vaccines that are in development are being carefully evaluated

in clinical trials and will be authorized or approved only if they make it

substantially less likely you’ll get COVID-19. Currently, two vaccines are authorized

and recommended to prevent COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19

vaccine and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Four other vaccines are in the

testing stages.

• The CDC says the timing between your first and second shot depends on

which vaccine you received. You should get your second shot: for the Pfizer-

BioNTech 3 weeks (or 21 days) after your first shot; for the Moderna, 1 month

(or 28 days) after your first shot. You should get your second shot as close to the

recommended 3-week or 1-month interval as possible. However, there is no

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should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.

• COVID-19 vaccine may also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you

do get COVID-19.

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• COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection. It may offer some

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antibody (immune system) response without having to experience sickness.

• COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic.

Concerns about the virus

So far, none of the vaccine trials have reported any serious safety concerns. Side

effects such as fever and soreness at the injection site have been reported,

particularly after the second injection (both vaccines require a second injection

three to four weeks later), but the side effects in the trials are not as severe or


In the past, vaccines have taken many years to develop. However, the relatively

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skipped. The type of vaccine developed for COVID-19 by Pfizer/BioNTech has

been years in development for other infectious viruses. Thus, the manufacturing

process was ready very early in the pandemic.

Is it safe?

The United States currently has the safest vaccine supply in its history. The

nation’s long-standing vaccine safety system ensures that vaccines are as safe as

possible. The CDC’s Immunization Safety Office works to communicate timely

and transparent information about the safety of vaccines to public health

officials, healthcare providers, and the public. The office conducts vaccine safety

monitoring and clinical research to help keep vaccines safe.

You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines created by

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coronavirus, so you will not get COVID-19 from the vaccine.

Those with a history of severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to injectables or

other vaccines should discuss the vaccination with their doctor.

Process for distributing the vaccine

Beginning January 19, vaccination of those in Phase 1B will begin. Those 80

years of age are priority in this next phase. Vaccines for Ohioans 80 years of age

and older will be administered by physicians, local health departments, hospitals,

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January 25. The following week, vaccinations will be available to those 65 years

of age and older. The week of January 25 will also include vaccinations for Ohioans

with severe congenital, developmental, or early onset medical disorders.

During the week of February 1, vaccinations will be available for Ohioans 70

years of age and older and personnel in Ohio schools. The week of February 8,

vaccinations will be available for Ohioans 65 years of age and older.

You are encouraged to help those individuals in your life who qualify and may

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convenient option. For current information on COVID-19 and vaccination

provider locations visit the Ohio Department of Health at

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Keeping people and pets together

By Christine Bryant

Staff Writer

The Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail, Inc., and its 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 begins 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


In Pickaway County the trail passes 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

A pet can make even the darkest days brighter.

Just ask Brian, who affectionately calls his three

cats, Silver, Amber and Little Stinker.

“My pets cheer me up, give my life more purpose,

and give me something to live for,” he says.

Like many, however, the Columbus resident is on a

strict budget that can be maxed out each month with

the addition of pet food and veterinary expenses.

LifeCare Alliance is working to ensure clients like

Brian don’t have to worry about losing their pets due

to a lack of funds or access to resources, especially considering

the number of benefits owning a pet provides.

“Our clients are generally isolated and the pets are

their families,” said Chuck Gehring, CEO of LifeCare

Alliance, which provides services like Meals-on-

Wheels. “The pet becomes the counselor, social worker

and security system, and when you’re home all day,

especially now with COVID, the pet is your social network.”

However, purchasing a cost-efficient 50-pound bag

of pet food is nearly impossible for most clients, and

veterinary bills to maintain a pet’s health can be too


“With many seniors and medically-challenged people,

when they are living on Social Security and can’t

get out as much, they give up their pets because of the

fact that they can’t take care of them,” Gehring said.

Those who don’t want to give up their pets may

resort to sharing their food from their Meals on Wheels


“When we give food to the people, we need them to

eat all of their food,” he says. “That might be the only

big meal they get that day.”

In response to this common issue among its clients,

LifeCare Alliance created the Senior PetCare program,

which provides eligible clients with assistance in taking

care of their pets so that clients can remain in their

own home.

The program is available to clients who live in counties

serviced by the Meals-on-Wheels program:

Franklin, Madison, Champaign, Logan and Marion.

Volunteers deliver pet food to clients’ homes, as well

as assist with transportation for veterinary care.

“This has allowed clients to retain their pets and

best friends, and they say it makes all the difference in

the world and in their mental state,” Gehring said.

“We’ve had clients tell us that their friends are dying

because of aging, and this time of year because it’s

gray outside, they go into depression.”

In fact, Gehring says 70 percent of the organization’s

clients say they see no other adult on a weekly

basis other than the volunteers delivering meals to


Michelle Jones, communications director for

LifeCare Alliance, says the PetCare program provided

pet food to more than 800 clients and their 1,100 pets

in 2019.

The program relies entirely on donations of funds,

pet products and volunteer time.

In 2019, volunteers contributed more than 2,100

hours to sort, package and deliver pet food, and several

retail vendors and manufacturing facilities throughout

central Ohio donate pet food, litter and supplies.

Gehring says Walmart’s distribution center in

Grove City has been one of the largest donors, offering

broken bags of dog food that workers have taped up

but cannot sell to consumers.

While dog food donations are among the most common,

the organization often uses donated funds to purchase

cat food and pay for veterinary care.

“We also need other things like toys, beds, scratching

posts, anything like that,” Gehring said.

There are several volunteer opportunities available

for those who want to help. On-site opportunities at

the organization’s storage facility, located at 670

Harmon Ave., Columbus, include repackaging the food

or performing the delivery routes.

Donations can be dropped off at the Harmon

Avenue facility as well.

“When donors are buying their own pet food, they

can buy a little extra and give it to us,” Gehring said.

Monetary donations can be made online at

or sent via check to LifeCare Alliance,

Attn: Development, 1699 W. Mound St., Columbus,

Ohio 43223. In both cases, individuals can specify that

they want their donations to go to the PetCare program.

Gehring says donors can also designate funds to

help a specific recipient if they have a neighbor, for

example, who utilizes the program. Donations also can

be earmarked for a specific county.

For Brian, the PetCare program provides reassurance

that his pets’ needs will be met each month so

they can stay together as a family.

“The gifts of pet food help me to pay for my other

living expenses and groceries,” he said. “This program

is very helpful for those who have difficulty getting

around. I appreciate the program and I like that my

pets are happy, too.”

Editor’s note: Brian’s last name is withheld due to

HIPPA policies at LifeCare Alliance.

Historic canal trail to be created

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.

Once the trail has been 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 being funded by the Canal Society of Ohio and Ohio


For information about the Ohio and Erie Canal

Southern Descent Heritage Trail, contact project director

Cathy Nelson at

Groveport Road apartments rejected

By Rick Palsgrove

Managing Editor

Groveport City Council rejected plans

for a proposed apartment complex along

west Groveport Road.

On Dec. 21, council unanimously voted

against a request to rezone 8.3 acres of

land on the north side of Groveport Road

from rural to planned high density residential.

The property is bounded by the

Groveport Church of Christ on the west,

storage units across the road to the south,

and a single family lot to the north and


A developer had proposed the construction

of a multi-family unit residential complex

on the site.

Groveport City Administrator B.J. King

said the city’s Planning and Zoning

Commission did not recommend the proposal

for approval citing that the city’s

overall plans for the area call for commercial

and industrial development; the possible

impact of more students to the

Groveport Madison school district the

development could bring; and potential

traffic issues on busy west Groveport Road.

When asked how the proposed project fit

in with the city of Groveport’s Groveport

Road Gateway Corridor Plan, Groveport

Development Director Jeff Green said,

“The Gateway Corridor Plan envisions

more commercial/retail development to

complement and buffer the existing industrial

development. It was up to the

Planning and Zoning Commission and

Groveport City Council to decide if the

development fit.”

“I don’t disagree there is a need for

affordable housing in the area,” said

Groveport City Councilman Ed Dildine on

why he voted against the plan. “But I don’t

like the style of this development and it is

not a fit for the area.”

Dildine noted the existing traffic congestion

problems along that stretch of west

Groveport Road and added there is “very

little communication” between Groveport

and a neighboring municipality about

development in that area.

He said the neighboring town could be

planning another apartment complex nearby

along Groveport Road, as well as

improvements to the intersection of Bixby

and Groveport roads, which is within its


“That will cause an impact here and

there with nothing being done for the infrastructure

in between,” said Dildine.

According to paperwork included with

the rejected rezoning legislation, the developer

proposed to build five, three story

multi-family buildings totaling 144 units

with detached garages, clubhouse, and a


Plastics recycling

The Solid Waste Authority of Central

Ohio and its partners at Rumpke Waste

and Recycling announced they are expanding

their plastics recycling program to

include polypropylene tubs and yogurt containers.

In recent years, central Ohio’s residential

plastics recycling program has only

allowed for the recycling of plastic bottles

and jugs which feature a neck smaller than

their base. This recent announcement

expands the existing recycling program to

include a wide variety of plastic tubs such

as butter, cottage cheese, and sour cream

tubs, fruit, pudding, and applesauce cups

and all yogurt containers.

These items need to be empty and clean

before being they’re put in the recycling

cart. Lids and labels can be left on but the

foil tops that sometimes come on yogurt

containers should be removed and not


Like most businesses, recycling is commodities-based.

Taking care to recycle correctly

is an important act we can each

make to support the businesses which

make it possible for us to recycle our

unwanted materials. In order to expand

the plastics recycling program, Rumpke

has secured several long-term buyers and

users of recycled plastics. In addition to

securing end users, Rumpke is also investing

in new equipment and the necessary

workforce to separate and sort these materials

at its Material Recovery Facilities

(MRF). Once separated at the MRF, these

materials are baled and shipped to businesses,

many of which are in Ohio, to

become new products — like water bottles

and plastic lumber.

What’s not accepted

It’s important to know which items are

still not accepted for recycling in Franklin

County’s curbside and drop-off recycling

programs. Items on the ‘no-no’ list include

disposable plastic cups such as party cups,

and plastic take out and clamshell containers

like those used for strawberries and


If you aren’t able to avoid using these

items, the only current options for disposing

them are to either reuse them or put

them in the trash where they’ll be safely

disposed at the landfill.

For information visit

Village of Obetz offices closed until Jan. 31

According to the village of Obetz’ website,

the village offices and non-essential

operations will be closed until Jan. 31 due

to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Essential

services like police, snow removal, and limited

senior services will continue. All the

buildings will be closed and any non-police

related emergencies should be directed to

the director on duty listed on the village


The units were a mix of one, two, and

three bedroom options. The plan also called

for 255 outdoor parking spots and 36

garage parking slots. The rezoning application

noted that 7 to 14 school age children

could be expected in the project and that

“traffic counts for multi-family are considerably

less than other forms of housing due

to the reduced children and trips needed.”

Speaking at the Dec. 21 council meeting,

Metro Development’s Joe Thomas said the

development could offer work force housing

for area employers needing nearby workers.

Regarding potential traffic issues,

Thomas said a traffic study indicated the

complex could add 50 vehicles to west

Groveport Road during morning peak

hours from 7-9 a.m. and 63 vehicles during

afternoon peak hours from 4-6 p.m.

Thomas said a proposed sewer extension

to the project would have helped open an

additional 57 acres nearby for future development

for the city as well as another 62

acres west of Saltzgaber Road and south of

Groveport Road. He said the developer was

willing to invest $400,000 for the 1,000 foot

sewer extension.

In the end though, council rejected the


“There may be a better way for something

there in the future,” said Dildine. “I

know we need something there.”

January 24, 2021 - MESSENGER - PAGE 9

Property valuations

complaint process

Franklin County Auditor Michael

Stinziano announced initiatives to make

the Franklin County Board of Revision

complaint process easier for homeowners

challenging the value of their homes as

determined by the auditor’s office.

The office added an e-filing option for

homeowners to file BOR complaints about

their homes’ values electronically. E-filing

allows homeowners a way to file a complaint

via the BOR website at

The capability applies to filing the

DTE-1 form, which is used to challenge the

value of a home. Complaints can also be

filed by email, mail or fax.

Additionally, Stinziano announced the

launch of the new Franklin County BOR

Pro Bono Assistance Program, which is

designed to help low-to-moderate income

homeowners file complaints about the

value of their homes. The program consists

of a clinic, where volunteer attorneys and

real estate professionals provide guidance

about whether to file a complaint, and help

completing the complaint form.

Homeowners with qualifying incomes may

also be able to get legal representation at

the BOR hearing. BOR complaints can be

filed now through March 31. Once a complaint

has been filed, a hearing will be

scheduled before the board where evidence

about a home’s value can be presented.

Hearings are being held via Zoom.



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The National Trade Association

we belong to has

purchased the following

classifieds. Determining

the value of their service

or product is advised by

this publication. In order

to avoid misunderstandings,

some advertisers do

not offer “employment”

but rather supply the

readers with manuals, directories

and other materials

designed to help

their clients establish mail

order selling and other

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license ID or credit card

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Our Pictorial Past

by Rick Palsgrove

Downtown Canal Winchester

This is a view of the southwest corner of High and Waterloo streets in Canal Winchester

as it looked in the early 20th century. Note the people posed in the second

story windows. These buildings are still in use by businesses today.

Moses-Mouser Eye Care

Dr. Joshua Morris is an 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 Columbus


Q: What are floaters and what causes them?

A: Floaters are small dark shapes that move across your vision. They can appear

as dots, threads, squiggly lines, or even like cobwebs. Most floaters are caused

by normal changes in the eye. As you age, small strands of vitreous (gel-like fluid

that fills your eye) can clump together and cast a shadow on your retina (the

light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye). Those shadows appear as floaters

that drift across your vision. You may notice floaters more when you look at a

bright background, like a computer screen or a blue sky.

Q: How often should someone with new

floaters get an eye exam?

A: Someone experiencing new floaters, a large increase in the number of floaters,

or flashing lights should see an eye care professional immediately. Sometimes

floaters have a more serious cause, including: infection, injury, inflammation,

bleeding, retinal tear or retinal detachment.

Someone with a few stable floaters should see an eye care professional at least

once a year for a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

Schedule your comprehensive eye exam

today with Dr. Morris

6441 Winchester Blvd. E., Canal Winchester, OH 43110 614-963-3827

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