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By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

The frustration was beginning to

mount as Perry Radi walked out of a

local gym.

For years, the Grove City resident had

been searching for the perfect fitness

regimen to meet his needs, one that

would be challenging enough to increase

his strength but one that was not so

physically taxing as to hamper his mobility

as a full-time firefighter.

He had thought he had found the

right combination in a popular program

that has amassed thousands of followers,

but he soon discovered that it was just

like all of the rest he had tried.

“It was a continuous cycle,” Radi said.

“I would find something that would work

great for a few months and then I would

start to notice these little nagging pains

in certain parts of my body. Then I would

switch it up and things would be good

again, and then I would start to notice

these little nagging pains in different

parts of my body.”

To make matters worse, he said, those

little nagging pains brought forth at the

gym would then follow him to work.

“When you’re a firefighter, the last

thing you want when you’re out on a run

or in a hazard zone is to think about how

much your body hurts,” Radi said. “You

want and need to focus on the person you

are helping and the task at hand, not on

your aching joints.”

So, as he sat in his vehicle, once again

gingerly massaging the muscles that

were burning in a way that was notquite-right,

he told himself that something

had to give.

“I just hoped it wasn’t going to be my

knees or back,” he said.

As Radi began to brainstorm ways to

improve his fitness regimen, he remembered

a name he came across while working

on a collegiate assignment about

innovations in fire science a decade prior.

After finding out that Matt Wenning was

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Jackson Township Firefighter Perry Radi works on his lats during a strength and conditioning

session in the training room at Station 202. The department recently hired

Matt Wenning, a noted powerlifting champion, to overhaul the fitness culture.

still active in the world of personal training,

he made a call to inquire about his

services.

What Radi did not know at the time

was that his decision would eventually

bring the entire Jackson Township Fire

Department onto a path for their own

health and fitness journeys.

In late 2018, just as Radi was about to

begin his new fitness regimen with

Wenning, he was assigned to the department’s

strategic planning committee.

According to Fire Chief Randy Little, the

strategic plan covers a wide-range of topics,

such as physical and mental wellness,

and establishes short-term and long-term

goals with initiatives in order to meet

those goals.

“It’s sort of like a wish list,” said Little.

“There are programs that we want to

implement that we feel would benefit the

entire department, and there are programs

that have been implemented that

we have to scale back on due to things like

finances.”

See FITNESS page 2

Progress for

park plan

By Andrea Cordle

Grove City Editor

Grove City residents have many opinions

about redevelopment in the Town

Center. They want more places to eat and

they want a park. The park aspect may be

one step closer to fruition.

At the March 1 meeting, Grove City

Council approved a resolution requesting

the rezoning of several parcels of land in

the Town Center for an expanded park.

“The Town Center park concept has

changed many times over the years,” said

Ted Berry, councilman. “This helps us

identify areas to set aside for public space.”

In November of 2019, council approved

legislation to preserve space in the Town

Center for a park and performance area.

The area targeted for a park was the former

Grove City Library site on Park

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Little said one program that he had

always wanted to establish was a department-wide

fitness program.

“Physical fitness programs are so important

because not only do we need to be

strong and capable of doing a job that constantly

requires heavy lifting, but studies

have shown that these programs can play

an important role in increasing the morale

and cohesiveness of a unit,” he said.

But when Radi brought up the possibility

of hiring Wenning to run a strength and

conditioning program, much like the ones

he ran at Washington Township,

Whitehall, and Pickerington, his suggestion

went into the “maybe in another year”

bin.

“It happens sometimes,” said Little.

“There is a lot to do in this department.”

Knowing that Radi was set to begin his

regimen with Wenning, he told him to take

copious notes.

“I was the department’s mini-trial run,”

said Radi. “They wanted me to go out there

and see what would happen.”

What did happen, he said, was something

he never experienced before in a fitness

program: the lack of deep and lingering

aches despite the challenging movements

and routines.

Wenning said that is due to his personalized

approach to training those in a tactical profession.

“When I began working with the Washington

Township Fire Department in 2007, one thing I discovered

was that almost all of their firefighters have experienced

or were experiencing pain in three primary

locations — their knees, their shoulders and their

backs. I knew that if I tailored their workouts to

strengthen their posterior chain that it would drastically

reduce those lingering issues and help prevent

those injuries from occurring in the future.”

Radi, a true believer in Wenning’s ways, decided

that after a year working under his instruction, it was

time for the department to bring him on board.

Little felt the same.

“We had done our own research and spoke with the

departments where he oversaw their strength and conditioning

programs,” said Little. “Not only was Matt’s

personalized program helping reduce injuries on the

job but it was also saving these departments hundreds

of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums and

overtime, which is an absolute killer for us.”

In May, Wenning began a multi-year contract to

overhaul the fitness culture at Jackson Township.

Some firefighters were skeptical, to say the least.

“There wasn’t a whole lot of pushback to what I was

trying to do, but I knew they had doubts,” said

Wenning, a three-time powerlifting champion who also

directed over 6,000 troops in strength, conditioning,

and wellness for the U.S. Army.

What didn’t help was when he told them this would

be a slow and steady process where they would spend

the first several months learning proper movements

and getting acclimated with his intricate program that

includes belt squats, reverse hypers, glute and hamstring

raises, planks and lots of work to target all

aspects of the back.

“I told them that this isn’t something you do for 90

days and suddenly you can deadlift and bench hundreds

of pounds — that’s not what we are doing and this

is not what this is about,” said Wenning. “It is a program

where you build strength gradually and within a

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Matt Wenning, left, performs a BioPrint on Battalion Chief Jason

Burley.

couple years should be deadlifting two to two-and-ahalf

times your body weight.

“And that, really, is going to be one of my most

important goals for them to reach. The sad reality is

that the population is getting bigger and these men

and women in the firefighting and rescue field are

going to have to account for that. If they can’t, they’re

going to get hurt, put their careers in jeopardy and be

living out their retirement with constant knee, shoulder

or back pain.”

Since Wenning began his fitness operation 10

months ago, Battalion Chief Jason Burley said people

can always be found in the station’s training rooms

now, working on movements and routines that

Wenning leaves for them each week.

“It’s nice to see but also a little annoying,” he said.

“Before I could go down here and workout by myself

but now there’s always guys waiting to use the equipment.”

He said he estimates that 99 percent of the department

has bought into Wenning’s program, but he

believes there is a little less buy in for the diet portion

- Wenning advised them to cut out carbs and sweets.

“I’ve been following some of his diet plan but I

refuse to give up certain things,” said Burley, who has

gained muscle mass and developed better sleeping patterns

since Wenning came to the department. “Like

I’m not going to give up chicken wings or pizza for anything.”

Though physical improvements have been noticeable

throughout the department, Radi said it is the onthe-job

performance that is causing the most reaction.

“We have found that the focus is more on the skill

that we are performing and not the strain of it,” he

said. “And that, I think, is something none of us would

have expected because we are constantly doing arduous

tasks.

“I think we will continue to build on the lessons that

Matt has provided and that will be a true benefit for

our department and our community as we become

stronger and more capable of addressing their needs.”


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The Grove City Buddy Ball League season

registration is scheduled to begin in

March. It is also recruiting volunteers for

the season.

Playing baseball is only a dream for

many children, but for those facing physical

or mental challenges that dream is fulfilled.

The barriers of playing on a conventional

grass baseball field are eliminated at

the Grove City Mirolo Dream Field at

Mount Carmel Stadium.

Youth games are played Saturday mornings.

The adult league games are played

Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove

Blood drives in Grove City

American Red Cross will host several

blood drives in Grove City.

City Mirolo Dream Field at Mount Carmel

Stadium, 3400 Ventura Blvd.

The league offers children and adults

with challenges an opportunity to do something

not possible before, to participate in

organized baseball. What makes this program

unique is each player has a “buddy”

who helps players hit, throw and move

around the bases. All buddies are community

volunteers. When necessary, the

The drives will take place:

March 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the

Jackson Township Administration Office,

3756 Hoover Road.

March 12 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the

Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave.

March 18 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the

Vineyard Christian Church.

March 26 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the

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Street. In October of 2020, consultants presented

a proposal for that site that would

be like a small commons area, featuring a

stage, an open area and a possible water

feature. Residents heard the proposal and

said it was too small. Many thought the

plan would include space from areas surrounding

the Park Street location.

What the new legislation does is request

that the former library site, along with

expansion areas to the east and south are

zoned for recreation.

Councilman Roby Schottke clarified

that this is a request to rezone and council

would have to vote on the actual rezoning

later.

Before council votes on rezoning for the

properties, they want to hear more from

the public about what they want in a Town

Center park.

Berry said getting input from the public

has been difficult due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“When the pandemic lessens, we want

more public participation for a park concept,”

he said. “We hope that can happen in

the summer.”

Grove City Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage

did have a concern about council passing

the rezoning request. He said the owner of

a restaurant has been looking to build in

the city’s downtown area and this legislation

could be interpreted as the city taking

those parcels off the market to developers.

Berry said there are plenty of other

spaces in the Town Center for development.

The agenda also included legislation to

set aside $250,000 to remove a portion of

Arbutus Avenue for intended park space.

That legislation was removed and will be

buddy will push the player in a wheelchair,

help a player use a walker or just offer support.

Interested in helping with the Grove

City Buddy Ball League? Volunteer committee

members, coaches and of course,

buddies are needed.

For more information on the season or

volunteering, visit gcdreamfield.com or call

614-594-9515.

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-

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Committee will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

March 9. The meetings will be held virtually

until further notice. Call 614-277-3058 if

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revisited at a later date after further public

participation.

The Town Center park is part of a larger

downtown redevelopment plan.

Last month, council approved a resolution

accepting the Grove City Town Center

conceptual framework. The goal of this is

to preserve and strengthen the character of

the Town Center, while enhancing economic

vitality. The framework serves as a policy

guide.

“This is a dynamic document,” said

Stage. “It sends a message to developers

that Grove City is open for business.”

Council approved a Town Center conceptual

framework plan in 2018. Christine

Houk, council president, said city leaders

must look at development through a new

lens.

“Trends change and we have to be diligent

about revisiting these things,” she

said.

Berry said now is the time to review the

plan because what residents wanted just

last year may be different from their needs

today, due to the ongoing pandemic.

“People are working from home,” he

said. “They need park space. They need

areas to exercise. It’s all about green space

now.”

Shelley Davis, with the Grove City Area

Chamber of Commerce offered to have the

chamber facilitate a town hall style meeting

for business owners, stakeholders, and

residents.

“Public opinion has changed,” said

Davis. “This would given them a chance to

share their thoughts.”

A date and time for additional public

input on downtown development has yet to

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March 7, 2021 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 5

New initiative to enhance diversity introduced in SWCS

By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

In the wake of nationwide protests on

racism and racial justice last summer, the

South-Western City Schools board of education

issued a directive that challenged

the district to do more to address any

inequalities or disparities that may exist in

its buildings. Now, those directives are

beginning to take shape.

At its meeting on Feb. 22,

Superintendent Dr. Bill Wise presented the

board with an update on a number of new

initiatives that would enhance diversity,

equity, and inclusivity for its students,

staff, and the community at large.

According to Wise, there were four committees

established that were dedicated to

working on these topics for the past year,

three of which were new to the district and

one that was active prior to the directive.

The overarching mission of these committees,

he said, was to focus on “the what

and the how of creating a more accepting

culture that nurtures a sense of belonging

for our students while demanding high

expectations for all.”

“It has been difficult work but also very

rewarding,” he said.

Wise was on the district-wide work

group, which was also comprised of a member

of the board, district staff, several students,

and other members of the community

who are in leadership roles.

The district-wide work group, he said,

was tasked with pouring over data to

uncover if and how poverty and race correlated

with underachievement in the district

and how their findings compare to

those same trends nationally.

“We discovered that it is not as pronounced

in this district (in comparison to

others),” he said, “but it still exists here

and we need to do more to improve.”

The other committees were the

Inclusion Institute, where educators and

administrators were given ways to reflect

on, establish, and reinforce equity practices

among school staff that allows students to

achieve to the best of their ability; the Ohio

State University Task Force which provided

training and support for adults on

implicit and institutional bias; and the

Social Emotional Learning Standards

Implementation Committee. The latter was

already an active committee in the district.

They are currently wrapping up a districtwide

survey for students and staff that will

give district officials a sense of “how they

feel about themselves within our organization.”

“It’s a very culture and climate focused

survey,” Wise said of the Panorama survey.

“The data will really give us a good sense of

how our students and staff feel they fit in

with our organization and in turn that will

provide us with ways to meet their needs if

they are not feeling fulfilled.”

While the four committees had different

tasks, the one thing they had in common

was the variety of ideas on how to enhance

diversity, equity, and inclusion within the

district.

The first initiative will task each individual

school to come up with goals to

address disparities or inequalities within

their Continuous Improvement Plan.

These goals and their efforts will be monitored

by those on the district-wide work

group, which will now serve as an oversight

committee. Staff members will also be mentored

by those who were involved on the

working committees through the sharing of

information and resources.

Other initiatives will include the continuation

of partnerships with organizations

that help reduce nonacademic barriers, the

addition of more reading material that feature

protagonists of color or explore the

experiences of people of color, and

increased recruitment efforts to “better

reflect our student population.”

Wise said that while the district will

begin to recruit at six additional historical

black colleges and universities, he does not

foresee a great expanse of diversity in the

teaching force anytime soon.

“To be candid, this is extremely difficult

when the (local candidate) pool is so limited,”

he said.

According to data from the Ohio

Department of Education, the population of

educators of color is disproportionately low

in comparison to the state’s students of

color. In the 2016-2017 school year, only

5,570 teachers of color were employed in

Ohio’s district, making up only 5 percent of

the teaching staff. Those numbers are even

lower in regard to people of color enrolled

in teacher preparation programs, with nonwhite

people compromising of only 1,777

enrolled in 2017.

Wise said the diversity, equity and

inclusion initiative implementation is

ongoing and not all initiatives may come to

fruition. However, he said he believes the

district is doing the right thing by shaping

new goals to create a stronger and more

inclusive learning environment.

“Even if we never achieve our goals, we

think that it is important to make our goals

aspirational and bold as we strive to make

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By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

The lingering question as to how the village

of Urbancrest will conduct its public

meetings during the pandemic has been

put to rest.

At a special meeting held on March 2,

village council unanimously approved a

resolution that allowed the transition to a

virtual setting. Their action paves the way

for future council meetings and committee

meetings to be held in a hybrid format.

The village has been debating this issue

for months, which the council believed was

resolved when they voted to transition to a

virtual setting at their meeting in

December. The resolution that was passed

was done in accordance with legislation

approved by the state.

In the weeks that followed, however,

Mayor Joseph Barnes Sr. discovered that

there were “several issues” related to the

body of the text and the desired technical

specifications related to the contract with

web hosting service Cisco Webex.

He said after he made those discoveries,

he called for council to hold its regular

meeting at the municipal hall — only one

council member showed up at that meeting

in January, and only two showed up for the

meeting in February.

During that informal session, law director

Rodd Lawrence urged council to

approve a request for a special meeting in

order to iron out the issues and continue on

with the business of the council.

Now that those issues have been

straightened out, code enforcement officer

Randall Bogue (who also serves as the village’s

IT specialist) said the March 9 council

meeting should be held virtually and inperson.

“It’s a tight window, but if all goes well

the people who want to attend the meeting

virtually should be able to do so,” he said.

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Councilman Steven Larkins said he was

pleased with the outcome, which still

allows people to attend the meetings inperson

should they choose.

“I think it’s a win-win for the community,”

he said.

According to Barnes, those who wish to

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dial-in number before the scheduled meetings

at the village website, www.villageofurbancrestoh.us.

He added that those who

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so at the municipal hall, located at 3492

First Ave. Their council meetings are held

on the second Tuesday of each month at 7

p.m.

Fire engine repairs approved in Pleasant Township

By Hannah Poling

Staff Writer

At the Feb. 23 Pleasant Township meeting,

officials discussed repairs to a fire

engine.

Previously, the board approved a resolution

to send a fire truck to Pierce

Manufacturing for repairs. Fire Chief

Brian Taylor asked the trustees for additional

work that would give longevity to the

vehicle.

The engine is 14 years old and according

to the chief, the repairs needed are significant.

Those working on the engine believe

performing more work will get an additional

10 to 12 years out of the engine.

The original resolution approved spent

$50,000 on repairs. Taylor said the additional

repairs would cost $25,000.

Taylor removed all of the unnecessary

items off of the list to make the repairs as

cost efficient as possible.

“They are doing $150,000 of work for

$75,015 which is about half of the cost,”

said Taylor. “They built the truck. They

know how to fix the truck.”

According to Taylor, this truck has

already had quite a bit of money poured

into it. By doing the extra repairs, the

truck will be in better condition and the

maintenance costs would save money in

the long run.

The trustees agreed to spend the extra

funds on the fire engine.

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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.

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4 ways established professionals can improve their resumes

Rather than state that you were responsible for providing customer

service, explain that you built your reputation on conveying difficult

technical terms to the layperson, serving as the go-to employee for

translating job jargon for outside correspondence.

If you have quantitative proof of how you accomplished something,

certainly add it. This can include measures of profit growth, reduction

of debt or increase in customer base.

2. Aim for the future

Rather than emphasize what you did, highlight what you plan to do.

This means giving greater weight to the expertise that will translate into

your new position. Chances are you can find skills that you honed in

one or more jobs that translate into credentials that can be used on another.

All of the skills mentioned should be relevant to your career objective

and not just added to pad the resume. Therefore, unless your

brief stint waiting tables exemplifies how you developed customer service

skills, eliminate it.

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Available positions are for substitute drivers

that can develop into “Regular” positions with

benefits. Interested individuals should submit

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Follow the employment link. Applicants should

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screening. A high school diploma or equivalent

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Changing jobs can be a difficult decision to make, especially later in

one’s career. In many ways, landing a new job is more challenging than

ever thanks to the technology-driven society in which people live. Information

is shared faster than ever, and applying for jobs isn’t the same

as it might have been as recently as a decade ago.

One thing that has evolved is the resume. Although creating a powerful

resume has always been a challenge, writing, or modifying one,

for today’s digital world requires some insider tips.

Adapting a resume as one ages and has gained experience can be advantageous.

A well-crafted resume is one way for professionals to

demonstrate how their skill set is current and adaptable to today’s business

climate. The following tips can help improve a resume when the

time comes to move on to a new job.

1. Focus on your accomplishments

Rather than focusing on job responsibilities at each job you held, gear

the resumearound what you achieved in each position. This will help

identify how you performed in the position, instead of just a general

retelling of what you did. It can be challenging to achieve this for jobs

that don’t naturally lend themselves to numerically quantitative results

(i.e., increased department sales by 15 percent), but it’s still possible to

use a resume to illustrate your achievements.

3. Choose the right keywords

It’s important to optimize a resume for digital scanning, which has become

a major component of the employment sector. This includes

using the correct keywords and phrasing so that your resume will get

“flagged.” Take your cue from the job advertisements themselves and

mimic the verbiage used. Replace the lingo accordingly, tailoring it to

each job you apply for. Also, consult the “about us” area of a prospective

employer’s website. This area may offer clues about buzz words for the

industry.

4. Set yourself apart

Engage in activities that can improve your marketability. Be sure to list

training, coursework, degree, or volunteer efforts that pertain directly

to the skills needed for the job to which you’re applying. These additions

can tip the scales in your favor over another applicant.

Resume continue to evolve, and it is crucial for applicants, especially

established workers,to familiarize themselves with the changes and market

themselves accordingly.

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Join the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church staff in Grove City, Ohio. As the

part-time Administrative Assistant, you will support the ministry staff while

performing general office duties including preparing worship bulletins,

processing mail, handling the pastor’s schedule, providing customer service,

and other administrative duties as assigned.

• Must have proven advanced experience and be fluent in MS Office with strong

skill level using Word and Desktop Publisher

• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills required

• Must have excellent written and verbal (face-to-face and phone)

communication skills including professional grammar and demeanor

• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

• Ability to multi-task

• Must display principles of core values including highest level of confidentiality,

ability to work in a team environment, and belief in Christianity

• Knowledge of liturgy is a plus.

This position is part-time; 21-24 hours per week. Applicants will be required to

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Newspapers remain a valuable resource

Newspapers have been in circulation for centuries. Ancient Romans produced

government announcements and posted them in prominent locations

around the city. In ancient China, news sheets were circulated among court

officials to share government news. However, it wasn't until use of the printing

press became widespread that the new media of newsprint became available

to the general public. The 17th century was the first time much of

Europe and other areas around the world began to produce something similar

to what we now know as newspapers.

Nowadays, many newspapers are still being printed on a daily or weekly

basis, but publishers also understand the benefits of digital content. That is

why newspapers are now supplementing their print copy with digital and

interactive versions online. Should a person desire to read a printed version,

he or she can do so. Others can access content online, which is typically

updated regularly as newsworthy items become available.

Newspapers have frequently been the first source people turn to for information

on various subjects, including current events and sports. Even

now, despite the prevalence of television news, people still look to the newspapers

for in-depth coverage of hot topics. Additionally, some newspaper

content is mirrored online or offered in some other complementary form.

For example, fans of comics in the newspaper may not realize they're a

major source of syndication revenue. In an effort to snag a bigger chunk of

key demographics, comics not only are being run in the newspaper, but also

are being adapted into "apps" that can be viewed on tablets, computers and

smartphones to further their visibility.

The Internet may be creating a dramatic shift in the business model and

the products offered by newspapers, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing,

presenting new opportunities for newspapers to expand on their offerings

in unique ways. Many papers now enable readers to express their comments

about news stories online, which fosters a global discussion that can bring

people from various parts of the world together.

Newspapers also are shifting the mix of stories they offer to provide a

stronger balance of entertainment, lifestyle and other subjects that are more

relevant to people's daily lives than politics and international affairs may

be. In turn, newspapers are attracting new readers both offline and online.

Few can argue about the validity of newspapers for current events. Students

exploring current topics and presenting them in school are frequently urged

to look to newspapers for content. Editors are largely apprised of up-andcoming

trends and are given first-see information before the general public,

which they later share in their publications. Local newspapers truly offer

the best window into what makes a community unique. When searching

for local jobs, events or merchandise, newspapers and their respective Web

sites remain a reliable resource for their readers.

Despite the ominous forecasts projecting the demise of newspapers, many

publications are still going strong and proving just how valuable a resource

they can be.

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How to ace job interviews when switching careers

Millions of people change careers every year. Whereas professionals

may have once worked for the same company for

the majority, if not the entirety, of their careers, nowadays

it’s not uncommon for men and women to change jobs several

times before reaching retirement.

Changing jobs and changing careers are not necessarily the

same thing. Professionals mulling a career change will have

to consider a host of factors that men and women looking

to change jobs may never have to contemplate. Such factors

may include returning to school and lifestyle changes designed

to make living on less income more feasible.

Professionals changing careers may also need to develop a

strategy for handling job interviews. When changing jobs

as opposed to careers, professionals can draw attention to

their resumes, essentially letting their experience speak for

itself. But while experience is often a feather in a job candidate’s

cap, professionals changing careers may need to focus

more on their futures than their pasts when interviewing

for a new career.

• Draw attention to those skills that will apply to your new

career. All of your experience and skills likely wonÕt transfer

to your new career, but that does not mean youÕre

going in with an empty briefcase. Make a list of your most

transferable skills, and develop an interview strategy that

highlights those skills and explains how they can be applied

in both the near future and over the course of your new career.

• Use your contacts to your advantage. Even if much of your

experience wonÕt transfer to your new career, your professional

network might still be valuable to a prospective employer.

The longer you have been working the larger your

professional network likely is, so highlight those contacts in

your interview and illustrate how you can put them to good

use should you be hired.

• Showcase how you have adapted in the past. Much of the

business world moves at a breakneck pace. That pace has

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become even faster thanks to advancements in technology

that routinely affect how businesses operate. Even if you

have never before changed careers, that does not mean you

have not adapted to change. Make a list of the changes your

employers have instituted throughout your career, highlighting

how you adapted to those changes and benefitted

from them in their aftermath.

• Remain positive throughout the interview. Even if you are

changing careers because youÕre unhappy and/or unfulfilled

in your present line of work, avoid badmouthing that

industry and your past employers. Doing so will only reflect

negatively on you and raise a red flag with prospective employers.

Instead, explain your reasons for pursuing a new

career path in terms that excite potential employers about

your candidate.

The decision to change careers can induce both excitement

and anxiety. Maintaining a positive attitude and employing

various strategies when interviewing with prospective employers

can help make the transition to a new career go

smoothly.

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Southeast Healthcare is seeking the following positions:

Chemical Dependency Therapist - The chemical dependency counselor provides assessment, treatment

planning and direct services to persons with drug and alcohol addiction as well as mental health.

Residential Program Manager - The Program Manager is responsible for the management and

coordination of a male residential facility. This person carries out administrative directives with the

program and supervises employee activities.

LPN - Provides health assessments, monitors vitals, administers medications, and works in coordination

with the team Case Worker, Therapists and Nurse Practitioner to work with our patients on their recovery

and wellness goals. The work schedule for this nurse is Monday - Friday 8a-5p.

Engagement Specialists and Recovery Guides to promote recovery in adults with severe mental

illness and/or drug or alcohol dependency. Qualified applicant will have a lived experience with the

recovery process.

Psychologist - provides clinical services to primary care patients targeting chronic health conditions

and behavioral and life-style changes. This person provides diagnostic assessments, behavioral health

screening and psychological testing as appropriate. Previous experience in medical settings preferred.

RN - Our nursing staff provide care to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. The nurse provides

health assessments, monitors vitals, administers medications, and works in coordination with the team

Case Managers, Therapists and Nurse Practitioner to work with our patients on their recovery and

wellness goals. The successful candidate will have an RN license, Primary Care and recent blood draw

experience. The work schedule for this nurse is Monday - Friday 8a-5p.

Security Guard - Seeking an energetic Courier/Security Guard to provide support services throughout

our downtown facility. We provide care to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. HS

diploma/GED, excellent computer skills, attention to detail, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds

required. Valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than 2 points required. 1st shift position available.

We only hire non-smokers.

We offer many great benefits, including health, dental, vision, 401(k), paid parking, mileage reimbursement,

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Demorest Road

receives funding

A total of $27.4 million in funding is

being recommended for 13 projects in

Franklin County by the District 3 Public

Works Integrating Committee. The communities

requested funding through a

state capital improvement program and a

local transportation improvement program.

The programs are administered by the

Ohio Public Works Commission and provide

financial assistance to local communities

for the improvement of their basic

infrastructure systems.

“The Ohio Public Works Commission

continues to be an important component in

financing road, bridge, sanitary sewer and

sidewalk construction throughout

Franklin County,” said Franklin County

Engineer Cornell Robertson, who chairs

the District 3 Public Works Integrating

Committee. “With this year’s awards,

many important infrastructure improvements

for a variety of local agencies will

receive grants and loans necessary to construct

these projects.”

Eligible projects include improvements

to roads, bridges, culverts, water supply

systems, wastewater systems, storm water

collection systems and solid waste disposal

facilities. County, city, village, township

and other infrastructure districts located

in Franklin County were eligible to apply.

The city of Grove City received an

award in the amount of $3.6 million for the

first phase of improvements on Demorest

Road. The estimated project cost is $5.8

million.

“This year, we received 20 applications

to maintain and improve roads, bridges,

water lines and sanitary sewers,” MORPC

Infrastructure Development Manager

Nathaniel Vogt said. “The projects receiving

funding assistance will address a variety

of local infrastructure needs in our

communities.”

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Barbara Whittington

Hometown stories

Grove City resident Barbara A. Whittington has released

her new book, “A Girl from Hometown, West Virginia” featuring

essays and poems.

A native of West Virginia, Whittington has resided in Grove

City for many years. This collection of essays and poems dates

from the author’s first essay published in The Cleveland Plain

Dealer to her more recent essays, including “In My Mind I’m

Always Going Home,” “The Good Life,” and “Dr. Oz is in My

Purse.” Her essays are thought-provoking, reflective, and often

humorous.

Early on through their correspondence, the humorist Erma

Bombeck encouraged Whittington to write. A tribute to the

author appears in this collection. Whittington’s work is available

on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.

For more information, email the author barbwhitti@aol.com

with “stories” in the subject line.

Pictorial

Past

This is a picture of the intersection

of Stringtown Road

and State Route 104 in 1956.

For those familiar with this

intersection in Grove City, one

must recognize many differences

from now to 60 plus

years ago. Like several other

streets and roads from years

past, the city has several that

carry a higher volume of traffic

than ever before. The photos

and information in the Pictorial

Past are provided by Don Ivers,

curator of the Grove City

Welcome Center and Museum.


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Franklin County to offer rental assistance

The Franklin County commissioners voted to approve contracts

worth $2.5 million with Impact Community Action and the

Community Shelter Board to provide immediate rental and utility

assistance for Franklin County families that are struggling in the

pandemic economy. The funding is part of $13 million approved

for Franklin County by Congress at the end of 2020, and should

support nearly 800 individuals or families who have been hurt by

the pandemic and are having trouble paying their rent or utility

bills.

“People all over the country have been struggling for almost a

year, not only with COVID-19, but with the economic effects of the

pandemic,” said board of commissioners president, Kevin Boyce.

“It feels like we’ve been dealing with this for a long time, but the

long-term economic effects of this crisis are just getting started,

and it’s vital that we get assistance into the hands of the people

who need it while their troubles are still manageable.”

The two partner agencies will administer the programs separately,

but are both expected to begin taking applications almost

immediately. Eligibility will be based on income and applicants

must be able to demonstrate that their income level has been

harmed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance is expected

to also aid landlords.

“Residents throughout Franklin County really need this assistance

and we’re working with trusted community partners to help

our neighbors in need,” said commissioner Marilyn Brown. “We

remain committed to helping residents stay safe through this pandemic,

and that starts with everyone having a safe place to call

home.”

In addition to the direct support for renters, Impact

Community Action will be heading a coalition of 16 partner organizations

to take on the eviction crisis in general. Both Impact

Community Action and the Community Shelter Board are longtime

partners of the board of commissioners. Their work and previous

federal assistance for rent and utilities helped to keep the

number of evictions in central Ohio at relatively low levels

throughout 2020. Unemployment remains high, however, and

SNAP food assistance applications and Medicaid caseloads are up.

Without additional support, many Franklin County families will

be without a roof over their heads, which has secondary effects

such as making it tougher to keep a job or attend school regularly.

“Franklin County families are struggling, through no fault of

their own, to meet the basic household needs of rent, food, and

utilities. This immediate dispersal of funds is meant to help stabilize

families in the short-term so that they will be able to get

themselves back on track for the long-run,” said commissioner

John O’Grady.

The commissioners and their staff will be working over the next

two months to finalize plans for the rest of this $10.5 million in

federal funding.

To apply for rental or utility assistance or for more information,

residents may visit Apply.ImpactHopeFund.org beginning on

March 8, or call 614-274-7000 to reach the Community Shelter

Board.

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names in the news

Heidelberg honors

Heidelberg University has announced

the names of students who have earned

academic recognition on the fall semester

dean’s list. Included on the list is Cedric

Ebbeler of Grove City, a senior majoring in

environmental science.

Delaware dean’s list

Hannah Villines of Grove City has been

named to the University of Delaware

dean’s list for the fall semester.

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Birds of a feather

compete together

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

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Dust off your tools, uncap your paint,

and design and create a new home for a

feathered friend by participating in the

Grange Insurance Audubon Center birdhouse

competition.

The contest invites entrants to use their

skills–commercially produced birdhouses

or assembled kits are not allowed–in

crafting a one-of-a-kind birdhouse with a

base not exceeding 18 inches square and

no taller than 36 inches (not including a

post) and ready for outdoor installation.

More than $950 in awards are offered.

According to Audubon Center Office

and Communications Assistant Sandy

Libertini, entries must be functional, birdsafe

and aesthetically pleasing, they

should demonstrate a way to attract

wildlife by creating a unique backyard

habitat, and makers are encouraged to use

environmentally friendly materials.

“The idea for the competition actually

came up in our November advisory board

meeting by one of our board members who

had participated in an architectural

design-oriented bird house competition in

2015,” said Libertini. “We liked the idea

and wanted to kick-off national Bird

Feeder Month with a competition open to

all ages to engage the public, encourage

interest in our mission and give them a

reason to visit the center. The center had

previously initiated ‘Art at Audubon,’ but

due to COVID-19 was not able to followthrough

with exhibitions etc., in 2020. My

goal with ‘Art at Audubon’ is to offer artistic/creative

competitions, present art exhibitions

featuring local, regional, national

and youth artists, develop an artist-in-residence

program and offer a venue for mini

pop-up art vendor shows the second

Saturday of every month beginning in

April.”

The deadline for entering the competition

is March 13 and, while entries close

on that date, the birdhouses will remain

on display and the public is invited to vote

for the People’s Choice Award through the

center’s “First Day of Spring” event on

March 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All contestants

are given the opportunity to donate

their birdhouses to the Native Plant

Backyard Challenge auction after the competition.

“This auction will be offered to over 200

participants in this challenge,” said

Libertini. “Proceeds will benefit the center’s

mission and programming. The

People’s Choice Award birdhouse will

remain at the center with a name plaque.”

There are five different categories for

the birdhouse competition and entry fees

are: professional, $25; adult (18+), $5; teen

(13-17), $5; and group entry (all ages), $5.

The awards are People’s Choice $250,

Professional $250, Group $150, Adult

$150, Teen $100, and Youth $50.

Messenger photo by Linda Dillman

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center on the Whittier peninsula

is looking for submissions for a birdhouse competition now

through March 13. Pictured here is center communications

assistant Sandy Libertini in one of the complex’s bird feeding

areas.

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center reopened Feb. 9 and is

located on a former industrial site on the Whittier Peninsula on

the banks of the Scioto River in downtown Columbus. The center’s

mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on

birds, other wildlife, and their habitats in Ohio by promoting conservation

and biodiversity through education and advocacy.

The 18,000 square foot center is a certified green building that

uses geothermal heating and cooling, a plant-filled green roof,

recycled materials and other sustainable construction materials

to reduce the center's carbon footprint. It is located within the

boundaries of Scioto Audubon Metro Park at 505 W. Whittier St.

“In 2001, Audubon began meeting with city officials to discuss

a plan for the Whittier Peninsula, an industrial strip of land that,

coincidentally, is positioned on a major migratory bird flyway,”

said Libertini. “The integration of a nature center and new park

with appropriate commercial and residential development was at

the heart of this plan.”

In 2003, Audubon Ohio, Franklin County Metro Parks, and the

city of Columbus agreed to collaborate on a project to reclaim and

restore 160 acres on the Whittier Peninsula. Of this acreage,

Metro Parks leases 84 acres, and Audubon Ohio subleases five

acres from Metro Parks for the Audubon center. The Whittier

Peninsula was renamed The Scioto Audubon Metro Park in early

2007 and the Grange Insurance Audubon Center opened in

August 2009.

For competition rules and guidelines, visit

columbusaudubon.org/2021-birdhouse-competition.


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Pets of the week

These furry friends are available

for adoption at local

rescues and shelters

Clever came to the

shelter after she was

found in a car with

her deceased owner.

This 6-year-old is

people friendly but

should be in a home

without cats. She

should also meet any

future dog companions at the shelter before

heading home. Are you ready to give this

large lady (90 pounds!) the family she hopes

for every day? Schedule an appointment and

meet her at the county shelter.

FYI: www.franklincountydogs.com

McDreamy is a 1-

year-old pit bull. He is

a fun-loving, happyall-the-time,

glass-ishalf-full

kind of dog

looking for someone

who loves to laugh

and play around. He

would do best in a

home with someone

who has a great sense of humor and a bunch

of tennis balls. McDreamy is up for adoption at

the Franklin County Dog Shelter.

FYI: www.franklincountydogs.com

Lillian is a 4-monthold

hound mix with

boundless energy.

She gets along great

with the dogs in her

foster home and is

working on potty

training. Lillian is

spayed, microchipped

and up to

date on vaccines.

She is up for adoption

through Colony Cats and Dogs.

FYI: www.colonycats.org

Tanner was found as

a stray trying to survive

as a friendly cat

in a feral cat colony.

He is 3 years old,

sweet as can be, and

eager to find a forever

family. Tanner is

neutered, microchipped,

and up to

date on vaccines. He

is available for adoption

through Colony Cats and Dogs.

FYI: www.colonycats.org

Looking for a small,

friendly church experience? Try

First Presbyterian Church

of Grove City

4227 Broadway, Grove City

Worship Services will continue on

Facebook Live at 10 a.m.

www.fpcgc.org

Please visit the

Southwest Church

of your choice.

List your Worship

Services here.

For info. call 614-272-5422

Be a Part of Our Local Worship Guide

Our Worship Guide is geared toward celebrating faith and helping reader connect with religious

resources in our community. Make sure these readers know how you can help with a presence in

this very special section distributed to more than 22,000 households in the Southwest area.

Contact us today to secure your spot in our Worship Guide.

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INFORMATION

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New Hairstyle!

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For An Appt.

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INFORMATION

INFORMATION

The Church of Scientology

of Central Ohio at 1266

Dublin Road, Columbus,

Ohio, extends an invitation

to you to be tested free of

any charge. Your intelligence

and apititude have

everything to do with your

income, your future, your

personal relationships and

your life. Such tests would

ordinarily cost you $50.

They are offered to you

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your mind’s potential?

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READER

ADVISORY

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

businesses at home. Under

NO circumstance

should you send any

money in advance or give

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license ID or credit card

numbers. Also beware of

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any money before

delivering its service. All

funds are based in US

dollars. Toll Free numbers

may or may not

reach Canada. Please

check with the Better

Business Bureau 614-

486-6336 or the Ohio Attorney

General’s Consumer

Protection Section

614-466-4986 for more

information on the company

you are seeking to

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Conveniently located on Hoover Road (between Route 665 and Stringtown Road)

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xPublic Notice

LEGAL NOTICE

The Grove City Police Department has recovered

numerous bicycles, tools, electronic equipment, clothing

and monies over the course of several months.

The bicycles are of various types and models, as are

the tools and electronic equipment. All properties are

held in a secured police facility at all times. If you

believe you have claim to any of the property and have

proof of ownership for the property, you may call the

Grove City Police Department Property Room at

614-277-1757. A review and release of any and all

property is by appointment only. All items not claimed

will be sold at public auction, turned over to the Law

Enforcement Fund, or destroyed according to Ohio

Law.

CHARITABLE DONATION

Qualified organizations may be eligible to receive

bicycles as charitable donations from the City of

Grove City. Qualified organizations must have a valid

ruling or determination letter recognizing the taxexempt

status of the organization, pursuant to Internal

Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) or (c)(19).

Representatives may call the Grove City Police

Department Property Room at 614-277-1757 to

inquire about the donation process.

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surplus building materials, furniture, electronic equipment, crafts, supplies, appliances, plants or

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

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

and phone number. Nonprofit organizations are welcome to submit requests for donations of

items. Send information to The Columbus Messenger, Attention: Come and Get It, 3500

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HELP WANTED

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xClassified Services

Ashville Senior Apts.

100 Abby Court, Ashville, OH 43103

Income Restricted

Senior Housing for 55 plus

2 BR, 1 BA, w/attch. gar.

Rent: $665/mo.

740-983-2222

This institution is an

equal opportunity provider

WEDGEWOOD

VILLAGE

1, 2, and 3 BR Apts.

Rent Based on Income.

Call 614-272-2800 or visit us

at 777 Wedgewood Dr.

DD/TTY 1-800-567-5857

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

HAVE TO RENT

THAT APARTMENT

BEFORE THE FLOWERS BLOOM?

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INSURANCE

Medicare, Health & Life

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CHILD CARE

OFFERED

Depend. Quality Child care

in loving hm. Exp. Mom, n-

smkr, hot meals, sncks,

playroom, fncd yd. Reas.

rates. Laurie at 853-2472

Rentals

ADULT CARE

PT Caregiver/Companion

Will prepare meals, light

hskping, plan & schedule

appts, grocery shopping,

running errands. Must be a

non-smoker, no heavy lifting.

614-871-4396

HELP WANTED

DRIVERS NEEDED

1 - FT, 7 days/wk, $20/hr

2 - PT. temporary,

flexible hrs, $10/hr

for retired & disabled couple

for shopping, clinics &

grocery stores. Background

check req. If interested

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Carpenters &

Masons wanted!

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See...

You Looked!

Newspaper

Ads Catch

The Eye!

Call

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For Info. &

Pricing

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the phone and working

on a computer?

We want FT, motivated

people, Trucking knowledge

a plus. No weekends.

Office or WFH Benefits.

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to $17BOE. Inquire at

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Handyman Needed

Residential Rentals

West - 614-226-6767

WANT TO BUY

We Buy Cars & Trucks

$300-$3000.614-308-2626

WE BUY JUNK CARS

Call anytime 614-774-6797

ANTIQUES

WANTED

Victrolas, Watches,

Clocks, Bookcases

Antiques, Furn.

Jeff 614-262-0676

or 614-783-2629

We Buy Junk Cars &

Trucks. Highest Prices

Paid. 614-395-8775

MISCELLANEOUS

FOR SALE

Electric Snowblower,

easy to handle, works

great $50. 614-465-7763

RENTALS

Senior Community 55+

located in Grove City

2 BR, carports/garages

Income restrictions apply

614-991-6121

HILLTOP RENTAL

2BR, $750/mo, dep $750

Bill Weygandt Realtor

614-226-6767

VACATION RENTALS

Englewood, Florida

Palm Manor Resort

Within minutes of white

sand Gulf beaches,

world famous Tarpon

fishing, golf courses, restaurants/shopping,

Bush

Gardens. 2 BR 2 BA

condos with all ammenities,

weekly/monthly, visit

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or call 1-800-848-8141

APPLIANCE REPAIR

Washer, Dryer, Stove &

Refrig. Repair 875-7588

AUTO SERVICE

SPRING INTO

Midland Auto Service

for all you auto serv needs

I give FREE advice if you

need help with your car.

614-278-9458/778-3864

A Rating-BBB 47 years

American/Foreign Cars

BASEMENT

REMODELING

AFFORDABLE

BASEMENT

REMODELING

Get the Quality

you deserve

at a price

you can afford.

Call Now

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For a Free Est.

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DIRT BUSTERS

WINTER SPECIAL!

Any 5 areas ONLY $75.

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Specializing in Pet Odors

CONCRETE

www.hastingsnsons.com

Driveways & Extensions

Patio & Walkways,

Porches & Steps,

Garage/Basement Floors

Hot Tub/Shed Pads,

Stamped/colored concrete

Sealing of new &

existing concrete.

Contact Adam

614-756-1754

hastingsandsons.

columbus @gmail.com

AJ’s Concrete,

Masonry

Good Work - Fair Prices

Block Foundations

Driveways • Sidewalks

Epoxy/Overlay Floors

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.

614-419-9932

EDDIE MOORE

CONSTRUCTION

Quality Concrete Work

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

Block Work & Excavation

Stamp Patios,

Bsmt. Wall Restoration

35 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.

Free Ests. 614-871-3834

INFORMATION

ONLY

$50.00

For This Ad In Our

West & Grove City

For Info Call

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GUTTERS

Bates & Sons

GUTTER CLEANING

5 ★ Google Reviews

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HAULING

DEAN’S HAULING

614-276-1958

HEATING

HEATING

Complete System Clean & Check

$49.95

Free Carbon

Monoxide Testing

Gas-Oil-Electric Heat/Pumps

All Makes • All Models

43 yrs exp. • Sr. Discount

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HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

Quality is our #1 Priority

HELMS’ CONTRACTING

Call For FREE ESTIMATES

New Kitchens & Baths

New Replacement Windows

Basement Remodels

Room Additions • Roofs

More than 25 Years Experience

Licensed • Insured • Bonded

Bill Helms 614-296-0850

or 614-801-1801 3/14

W/SW

KLAUSMAN HOME

IMPROVEMENT

Siding-Windows-

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-

Fascia-Gutters-Trim

Earn FREE Seamless

Gutters with Siding Over

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FREE Shutters with

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Member of BBB

Financing Available

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.

Licensed-Bonded-Insured

Owner & Operator

James 614-419-7500

SINCE 1973

Phil Bolon Contr.

Windows & Siding

Decks, Kitchens, Baths

Room Additions,

Flooring, Roofing

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HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

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Services LLC

Minor Plumbing

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Install Hot Water Tanks,

Dishwashers & Disposals

Also Fencing &

Interior/Exterior Painting

Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.

CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines

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Handyman - outdoor &

indoor. Reasonable Rates

614-634-2244

SLAGLE

HOME REMODELING

Baths, Kitchen,

Plumbing and Electrical.

All your Handyman needs

No Job too Big or Small

Over 30 Yrs. Exp. Lic.-Bond-Ins.

Jerry

614-332-3320

HOME

REMODELING

Handyman Remodeling

Over 35 yrs exp.

Larry 614-376-7006

LAWN CARE

The Lawn Barber

Cut, Trim, Blow away

Hedge Trimming, Edging

Garden Tilling

614-935-1466

LET US MAINTAIN

YOUR LAWN & GARDEN

FOR YOU

Summer, Spring,

Winter or Fall

WE DO IT ALL!!!!

Lawn Cuts, Edging,

Trees & Shrubs, Garden,

Mulching, Hauling,

Garden Pond &

Home Maint.

Free Ests. Low Rates

$20 & Up

Kevin - 614-905-3117

INFORMATION

MOVING

Aaron Allen

Moving

Local Moving since 1956

Bonded and Insured

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Celebrating

over 60 yrs

in business

PAINTING

A Job Well Done Again

A lic. General Contractor

Some Skilled Services

Incl: Painting • Stucco,

Repair•Carpentry•Exterior

Drainage & Home Maint.

Call Today! 614-235-1819

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Specialing in Painting

Insured - Free Estimate

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Int/Ext Painting

Interior Cleaning

SPRING SPECIAL

10% off Entire House

FREE ESTIMATES

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AMOS PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Painting

Call Jim 614-323-7819

PLASTERING

DRYW

YWALL &

PLASTER

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A&M

REPAIR

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Residential/Commercial

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ALL IN ONE

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Call For A Free Phone Estimate

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resident. Lic./bonded/Ins.

Reas rates. Member of

BBB. Dennis Robinson

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SEWING MACHINE

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TREE SERVICES

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• Tree Removal

• Tree Trimming 3/28

A&M

• Stump Grinding

• Bucket Truck Services

Best Prices • Same Day Service

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PEST CONTROL

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With so many awful people living among

us on this planet, it is no wonder why those

who are seeking an escape through film,

television, or literature shun fictionalized

works that feature morally reprehensible

topics or morally reprehensible characters.

And while I do respect their point of view,

and even agree with it to a certain extent, I

also feel that those who disengage completely

are shutting themselves out of

opportunities for complex discourse with

real-world implications or depriving themselves

of immersive art through rich text

and fascinating on-screen performances.

For example, one such work that is currently

being debated to the entertainment

sphere is “I Care a Lot,” a film that touches

upon the exploitation of senior citizens or

those deemed “unfit in mind,” made possible

by the collusion between government

institutions and corporate and criminal

enterprises. When it debuted last week on

Netflix, it sparked a frenzied discourse as it

arrived with a strange intersection of current,

real-world events — one where interest

in court-appointed conservatorship is at

an all-time high due to articles and documentaries

related to the case involving

Britney Spears and one where society is

reckoning with how little oversight is given

to some facilities housing our country’s

elders. In addition to this discourse, which

has been eye-opening, informative, and

enraging and depressing, the film also critiques

the #GirlBoss mindset, reminding

those that just because a woman is in a

powerful position does not mean she is not

abusing, or cannot abuse, her authority

just as much as any #BoyBoss.

But while “I Care a Lot” wants to delve

into these topics, it does not go too far into

its murky depth; instead, it prefers to skim

the waters, pointing out things here and

there in favor of a more entertaining and

fast-paced movie. And to be sure, it is just

that, but I also think it would have been

better served had it remained focus on a

singular plot rather than lose it halfway

through for more entertainment value.

In the film, the fabulous Rosamund Pike

(or Amazing Amy from “Gone Girl”) plays

Marla Grayson, a court-appointed

guardian who specialized in elder care.

Working legally through the system but

with the assistance of shady doctors and

nursing home executives, she finds seniors

who either have no family or family members

willing to take them in, puts them into

an assisted living facility and proceeds to

drain them of every asset they have

acquired throughout their lives.

Having amassed a small fortunate (but

not enough, it is never enough) through her

business venture, Marla and her work/nonwork

partner, Fran (Eiza Gonzalez), set off

to find their next mark, er, ward after their

latest unexpectedly dies. Upon the recommendation

of a shady doctor, they establish

a route in the life path of Jennifer Peterson

(the equally fabulous Dianne Wiest) who

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they caustically refer to as a “cherry.” A

cherry, they gush to the doctor who is set to

declare Jennifer as a ward due to a dubiously

diagnosis of “rapid mental decline,” is

someone who has no living spouse, no living

children, and no living relatives to get

in their way. So, with all of this information

on her status, and with a healthy bank

account to her name, they believe Jennifer

is ripe for the picking. They soon discover

they should have picked another mark.

In a surprising turn of events for Marla

and Fran, the whole “no living relative”

turns out to be a mistake — and quite a big

one. This long-held secret, or so we are led

to believe at first, puts them on the path of

some hardcore people, led by the fearsome

Roman Lunyov (Peter Dinklage). At first,

Roman respects their hustle and asks

Marla to release Jennifer from her care

immediately. Stubborn to a fault and

unwilling to heed to the threats of any man

(it also doesn’t help that he denied her

request for millions of dollars to do so), she

digs in, uncaring of anything but her need

for more money and control. Later, as she

is caught in their own tightly spun web, she

laments that they are not playing fair. And

while you hate to agree with her on anything,

you kinda do from a viewer’s perspective.

While Marla meets Roman, the film,

once a cutting look at the shady side of

elder care, turns into an adventure-thriller

complete with rapid-fire montages set

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against electro-music. It makes for a complete

tonal shift and one cannot help but to

think of Marla’s comment about wanting

her rival to play by her rules. Just think of

how great it could have been had Jennifer’s

friends, all senior citizens like her, banded

together to fight Marla and the system

through legal and dubiously legal means.

But instead of that twist, we get something

altogether interesting but inconsistent

with the rest of the film.

But despite the complaints about the

drifting plot, “I Care a Lot” is an engaging

film with some terrific performances, most

notable from Pike. With her sharp, blonde

bob, power suits, killer heels and outward

projection of false kindness, Marla is an

unabashedly deceitful human, not caring

about who she hurts and how it hurts them

as long as she gets her slice of the sweet

life. Pike plays her so subtly and serenely

menacing and it is so, dare I say, fun to

watch. While in the real world, you would

(hopefully) loathe a person like this, but in

a fictionalized setting it’s just a delight to

be able to catch a performance like this and

to be able read the discourse on a multifaceted

character and a multi-faceted topic.

Grade: B

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.

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