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March 21 - April 3, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLVII, No. 19

Learning in

a pandemic

By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

Mariela Ortega says she always feels

a little in awe whenever she sees her

aunts.

Older than the teenager by “just a little

bit,” to her they are a living example

of perseverance.

“They were premature babies, born

three months early,” she said. “They

spent the first few months of their lives

in the hospital just trying to hang on.”

But they didn’t just hang on — they

thrived. Ortega said she credits their

turnaround to both their fighting spirits

and the skill and the care of the medical

staff that took care of them.

“Those doctors and nurses are some of

the best examples of people in the medical

profession,” she said. “They were

with them all the way and now my aunts

have grown into healthy young adults.”

Inspired by her aunts and those dedicated

professionals, Ortega said she had

her heart set on a career in the medical

field since she was a child.

“I knew I wanted to help people,” she

said. “I knew I wanted to try to make a

difference in their lives.”

Wanting to pursue a career in neonatal

nursing, Ortega enrolled in the

pre-nursing program at the South-

Western Career Academy her junior

year. She said it was wonderful being

around like-minded individuals and they

connected almost instantly despite coming

from four different high schools. It

turned out that the bond they formed

helped them get through the hardest

year of their lives — one fraught with the

hardships of virtual learning, national

politics that seeped into their everyday

living, the overwhelming sense of grief

due to the pandemic and doubts about

their ability to work in the medical field.

It was November of 2019 and the juniors

in the pre-nursing program were

looking forward to two things — winter

break and the state tested nursing assistant

certification exams that were to be

held in the coming months. Little, if any,

attention was given to a new virus that

appeared to be spreading in Wuhan,

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle

Xitlaly Ochoa, a senior in the pre-nursing program at the South-Western Career

Academy, asks her “patient” Mariela Ortega a series of questions during a bedside

skill demonstration on March 11. The students in the program are currently preparing

to take their certification exam next month to become state tested nursing assistants,

an opportunity that was denied to the current seniors last year due to the pandemic.

China.

“It seemed so far away from us,” said

Juliet Fregoso. “I think a lot of us thought

it was just like a little sickness that would

go away soon.”

In the weeks that followed, the students

grew more concerned with this

novel coronavirus but it didn’t occupy too

much of their time. Instead, their worries

had shifted to the sudden departure of

their instructor and the ramifications of

her absence.

“Our substitute instructor tried so

hard to help us with the material,” said

Hannah DeVine, “but it was a lot more

textbook work than that hands-on learning

that is needed for this pathway.”

Despite feeling a little adrift, the juniors

pressed on with material to prepare

for those important state exams. Then

came the virus’s introduction to the country,

and then to the state. On March 14,

2020, shortly after the first case of

COVID-19 was announced in Ohio,

Governor Mike DeWine ordered that all

K-12 schools close their doors to slow the

spread of the novel coronavirus.

With virtual learning in place, several

students had trouble adapting to the new

medium but figured it would only be a

temporary measure.

“I think they said it would only be for

three weeks,” said Fregoso.

But those three weeks were extended

and business closures throughout the

state were announced — some of the students’

parents were impacted financially

by the loss. Knowing that receiving their

STNA certification not only meant meeting

the requirement for their pathway but

also additional income, they hoped that

those exams would not be canceled too.

Then they were.

“It was very upsetting,” said Kendall

Weber. “When you’re in a career technical

program, you need that certification and

you need that valuable experience.

Having that taken away from us really

hurt and put us behind.”

Before they knew it, the school year

was over and the summer where they

were supposed to be working in nursing

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District is going ‘all-in.’

On March 16, Superintendent Dr. Bill

Wise announced on the district’s website

that the students currently in the blended

learning model will transition to a five

days per week, in-person learning model

beginning April 5.

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homes was lost. They held on to hope that things would be

better their senior year.

The 2020-21 school year started virtually, much to the

displeasure of many.

“I hated learning virtually,” said Fregoso. “I’m usually a

very out there person, but when I was in front of the computer

I would just close up.”

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care unit. While she also had more than a decade of

experience as a clinical educator, it was her first

time teaching at the high school level.

McNeil said that when she took the position in

June, she was determined to not only teach them

the basic skills of the medical profession but about

the importance of self-care as well.

“There’s a running joke in the field that the only

people nurses and doctors don’t take care of

is themselves,” said McNeil. “I wanted them

to come into their careers with a new outlook

of how important it is to take care of

your own mental health.”

She said those lessons came in handy

this year, especially as several of her students

expressed doubt as to whether the

medical field was the path for them.

Weber said it has been mentally taxing

to watch the news and see the footage of

doctors and nurses on the frontlines.

“It sticks in your brain,” she said. “It makes you

question whether you could do what they are

doing.”

It was a feeling expressed by many seniors in

the program.

With the encouragement of McNeil, they didn’t

keep those doubts to themselves. She allowed them

room to share their conflicting feelings. One student

said that the current environment in the country

made her question whether she could even be a

nurse because she wasn’t sure she liked people anymore.

“I reminded all of them that this field has so

many different avenues to explore,” said McNeil. “If

they don’t want to have those daily and close interactions

with people there are fields of study where

you don’t have to do that.”

She then challenged them to think of other

career pathways they could envision working in —

they all circled back to the medical field.

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Pre-nursing instructor Becky McNeil demonstrates some of the

capabilities of the Anatomage Table that the medical programs

in the academy use for better understanding of the human body.

It is considered by medical professionals to be the most technologically

advanced anatomy visualization system.

“I think we’re even more dedicated than ever to make a

difference in this world,” said DeVine.

Though some doubts still persist, the students have

been able to attend labs five days a week where they have

been learning the manual and timed skills that will be

included on the STNA certification exam.

“They’re coming up soon so it’s getting a little more

intense,” said Fregoso. “But I think we’re all glad that we

will be able to have this opportunity.”

McNeil said this year has been hard and tumultuous for

everyone — she spent six months working with COVID-19

patients in a long-term care facility and saw firsthand its

devastation — but it has proven to be one of the best lessons

her students could learn about working in the medical

field.

“There is always something new to us,” she said.

“It is unpredictable and it is always changing and sometimes

it’s sad and scary, but you have to be able to adapt

to what is happening.”

around the westside

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for scholarship program

The Westgate Neighbors Association (WNA) is

accepting applications for its annual education scholarship.

The $500 award is provided to a student pursuing

college or vocational education. Eligible students

may complete and submit their application online at

www.westgateneighbors.org. Applications are due by

March 31. For more information, visit the scholarship

tab at www.westgateneighbors.org.

will continue their current schedule and learning

model for the reminder of the school year, and those

students currently learning in the Virtual Learning

Academy option will remain in that format for the

remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Wise said the determination was made to transition

to the 100 percent in-person learning model due to a

variety of factors that include virus trends that are

“moving in the right direction,” the improvement of

community conditions with the distribution of the

COVID-19 vaccine, new state and federal guidance,

and conversations with local health agencies.

He included in his statement that the district has

shared their transition plans with the local health

agencies and they have expressed “no reservations”

with their decision and plan.

With the increase of students in the buildings, Wise

said they will need their students to be “even more diligent”

in following safety protocols established at the

start of the 2020-21 school year.

That includes, “wearing their masks correctly, hand

sanitization, maximizing distancing to the greatest

extent possible, and sitting in assigned seats.”

Students who ride the bus will follow their current

bus schedule and must continue to wear a mask at all

times.

Additional items of note in the message include a no

in-person school day for “Green Group” students on

March 25 to allow for the transition; the recalculation

of spectators numbers for all athletic events; and the

continued layering of safety protocols in the classrooms

and buildings, including the current visitor and

volunteer procedures.

To view the superintendent’s message in its entirety,

visit the district’s website at www.swcsd.us.


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Community Focus

Township lends a hand to Habitat for Humanity

By Amanda Ensinger

Staff Writer

A local community is giving back to

those in need by donating material from

homes that are being demolished.

At a recent meeting, the Prairie

Township trustees agreed to allow Habitat

for Humanity to remove usable items from

Federal Emergency Management Agency

(FEMA) project houses acquired by the

township.

“The materials removed will be used for

future Habitat for Humanity projects or

sold in their retail store,” said Rob Peters,

township administrator.

The township accepted a $1 payment for

the materials from Habitat for Humanity.

All the profits from the materials sold in

Habitat’s retail store will be used toward

future new homes the organization builds

for families in need.

The homes being torn down are part of a

project the township is working on to prevent

flooding. The township won a FEMA

grant that was used to purchase and

demolish several homes in a floodplain.

“After the property is demolished, the

land will be rehabbed to try to reduce flooding

in the area,” Peters said. “Because

these properties are in a floodplain, they

can never be developed again.”

The properties include several homes on

Tamara Road, as well as a property on

Alton Road and on Elnora Road.

“After demolition, the properties will be

maintained as green spaces,” Peters said.

“We will look at if the properties can be

used to cut off access to where the flooding

is.”

This grant came after years of residents

complaining about ongoing flooding in their

homes. In 2018, several residents attended

a trustees meeting where they asked for

something to be done.

“I have had flooding numerous times at

my home on Tamara Avenue,” said George

Polling, township resident. “I don’t know

what to do at this point and am on the

verge of selling my home. I don’t want to,

but I can’t keep dealing with this.”

Resulting in several feet of water every

Westland Library expands services

Southwest Public Libraries has

launched expanded services at both the

Grove City Library and the Westland Area

Library. In-building services, including

walk-through browsing, self-serve holds

pickup, and computer use are now available.

No-contact holds pickup remains

available by request for those who prefer.

Masks that appropriately cover the

mouth and nose are required when in the

library for all visitors above age 2. Those

unable to wear a mask are asked to utilize

the no-contact services.

In-building services include:

•Walk-through browsing and checkout

•Self-serve holds pickup (come in and

check out your own holds) or no-contact

holds pickup (call to request)

•Computer use (one one-hour session

per day)

•Self-serve print, copy, scan, fax

•Outdoor bookdrop returns 24/7

Continued no-contact

or low-contact services:

•No-contact holds pickup by request

•No-contact printing by request

•Virtual storytimes and virtual programming

•Take-home craft kits and activity kits

•Grab and Go book bundles and personalized

book bundles

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•Digital Library 24/7 (eBooks,

eAudiobooks, music, movies, and more)

The following services remain paused or

are unavailable at this time:

•Seating, meeting rooms, study rooms,

Quiet Reading Room

•Youth Services toys

•In-person programming

•Test proctoring

•Notary service available at Westland

only at this time. Call for details.

The library is open from 10 a.m. to 5

p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and

Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday. The locations

are closed on Sunday.

To help keep the library safe for everyone,

when visiting:

•Wear a mask appropriately at all times

when in the building. If you do not have a

mask, the library will provide one.

•Maintain appropriate social distance

and follow signage and directional markings.

•Refrain from moving furniture and

equipment.

•Keep visits short and group size small

to help maintain low building occupancy.

For more information, visit

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Breakfast at the Lodge

to benefit Special Olympics

The Westgate Masonic Lodge #623 is

preparing breakfasts once a month to benefit

the Special Olympics. The public is

invited to have breakfast the second

Saturday of each month at 2925 West

Broad St. Adults eat for a donation of $6,

children age 3 and above pay $3. Serving is

from 9 a.m. to noon.

time a heavy rainstorm passes through,

residents also complained of not being able

to park on their vehicles on the street

because the water gets so high they can’t

get out.

At the time, Prairie Township officials

said if the homes were demolished, the

properties could be used to help relieve

flooding on the road using grading, rain

gardens and maybe more structural features.

“We hope this will provide these residents

with some relief and fix the street

flooding for other residents,” Peters said.

“It is rare for any floodplain to be declared

in Ohio, so we are excited for this victory. It

has been a long time coming.”

In other news, the board discussed a

dramatic increase in overtime for the fire

department. Prairie Township Fiscal

Officer Sherry Henning asked the board to

approve reallocating $25,000 in the fire

fund from the salaries line for overtime for

the department.

“Overtime has been unusually high due

to extended illness and injuries within the

department,” Henning said. “The chief

expects overtime to return to normal levels

within the next couple of months.”

Prairie Township Fire Chief Allen Scott

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asked the board to renew the annual training

agreement with OhioHealth Doctors

Hospital. This agreement allows emergency

room residents to train with township

medic crews.

“We let the doctors ride along with us

and it is great training,” Scott said. “We

have a great relationship with the hospital

and would love to continue this partnership.”

The board approved allowing the training

to continue in 2021.

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towards conscientious objectors in this country?

m m m 164. Is it easy for you to relax?

m m m 89. Are there some things ab bout yourself on which you are touchy? m m m 165. Do you have little regret on past misfortunes and failures?

m m m 90. Do you have few interest ts and activities that are your own choice? m m m 166. Does the idea of fear or apprehension give you a physical reaction?

m m m 91. Do you ever get a single thought which hangs around for days? m m m 167. Can you trust the decision of your judgment in an emotional

m m m 92. Are you a slow eater?

situation in which you are involved?

m m m 93. Can you be a stabilizing influence when others get panicky? m m m 168. Could someone else consider that you were really active?

m m m 94. Would you stop and find out whether a person needed help even m m m 169. Do you find it hard to get started on a task that needs to be done?

though they had not dire ectly asked you for it?

m m m 170. Are you opposed to the “probation system” for criminals?

m m m 95. Are you prejudiced in favor of your own school, college, club or m m m 171. Do you spend much time on needless worries?

team, etc.?

m m m 172. In a disagreement do you find it hard to understand how the other

m m m 96. Do you pay your debts a nd keep your promises when it is possible?

person fails to see your side, and thus agree with you?

m m m 97. Do you sleep well?

m m m 173. Do you cope with everyday problems of living quite well?

m m m 98. Would you use corporal punishment on a child aged ten if it refused m m m 174. Are you usually truthful to others?

to obey you?

m m m 175. Would you rather “wait for something to happen” as opposed to

m m m 99. Do you prefer to take a passive role in any club or organization to

you causing it?

which you belong?

m m m 176. Do you spend too freely in relation to your income?

m m m 100.Are you logical and scientific in your thinking?

m m m 177. Can you take a “calculated risk” without too much worry?

m m m 101. Does the youth of today have more opportunity than that of a

generation ago?

m m m 178. If you were involved in a slight car accident, would you really take

the trouble to see that any damage you did was made good?

m m m 102. Do you throw things away only to discover that you need them

later?

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179. Do others push you around?

m m m 103. Would you give up easily

on a given course if it were causing you a

m m m 180. Do you make allowances for your friends where with others you

considerable amount of inconvenience?

might judge more severely?

m m m 104. Do you “wax enthusiastic” about only a few subjects?

m m m 181. Do you often ponder over your own inferiority?

m m m 105. Do you rarely suspect the actions of others?

m m m 182. Do people criticize you to others?

m m m 106.Do you sometimes wond der if anyone really cares about you?

m m m 183. Are you embarrassed by a hearty greeting such as a kiss, hug, or pat

on the back, if done in public?

m m m 107. Do you turn down responsibility because you doubt your fitness to

cope?

m m m 184. Do you frequently not do something you want to do because of

other people’s desires?

m m m 108. Do you sometimes feel compelled to repeat some interesting item

or tidbit?

m m m 185. Are you sometimes convinced of the correctness of your opinions

about a subject even though you are not an expert?

m m m 109. Do you tend to exaggerate a justifiable grievance?

m m m 186. Do you often find yourself “going off in all directions at once”?

m m m 110. Is your facial expression varied rather than set?

m m m 187. Do your acquaintances seem to think more of your abilities than

m m m 111. Do you usually need to justify or back up an opinion once stated?

you do?

m m m 112. Do you openly and sincerely admire beauty in other people? m m m 188. Is the idea of death or even reminders of death abhorrent to you?

m m m 113. Would it take a definite effort on your part to consider the subject m m m 189. Having settled an argument out do you continue to feel disgruntled

of suicide?

for a while?

m m m 114. Would you consider your rself energetic in your attitude toward life? m m m 190. Are you friendly in voice, attitude and expression?

m m m 115. Would a disagreement afffect your general relationship with another m m m 191. Does life seem rather vague and unreal to you?

person?

m m m 192. Do you often feel upset about the fate of war victims and political l

m m m 116. Does a minor failure on your part rarely trouble you?

refugees?

m m m 117. Do you sometimes feel that you talk too much?

m m m 193. Do “mere acquaintances” appeal to you for aid or advice in their

m m m 118. Do you smile much?

personal difficulties?

m m m 119. Are you easily pleased?

m m m 194. If you lose an article, do you get the idea that “someone must have

m m m 120. When met with direct op pposition would you still seek to have your

stolen or mislaid it”?

own way rather than give

in?

m m m 195. If you thought that someone was suspicious of you and your

m m m 121. Provided the distance were not too great, would you still prefer to

actions, would you tackle them on the subject rather than leaving

ride rather than walk?

them to work it out?

m m m 122. Do you ever get disturbe ed by the noise of the wind or a “house m m m 196. Do you sometimes feel that your age is against you (too young or

settling down”?

too old)?

m m m 123. Is your opinion influenced

by looking at things from the standpoint m m m 197. Do you have spells of being sad and depressed for no apparent

of your experiences, occupation or training?

reason?

m m m 124. Do you often make tactless blunders?

m m m 198. Do you do much grumbling about conditions you have to face in

m m m 125. Are you suspicious of people who ask to borrow money from you?

life?

m m m 126. Are your decisions swaye ed by personal interests?

m m m 199. Do you tend to hide your feelings?

m m m 127. Can you get quite enthusiastic over “some simple little thing”? m m m 200. Do you consider you have many warm friends?

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m m m 130. Are you aware of any habitual physical mannerisms such as pulling

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m m m 132. Do some noises “set your teeth on edge”?

m m m 133. Can you see the other fellow’s point of view when you wish to?

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m m m 134. Do you go to bed when you want to, rather than “by the clock”?

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All For Us. For Us All.

4.4.21 at 10:30 am

Memorial Baptist Church

2435 Eakin Road

Columbus

www.mbconline.org

St. John Evangelical

Lutheran Church

2745 W. Broad St., Cols., OH

Mid-Week Lenten Services

Wednesdays at 7 pm

PALM SUNDAY, March 28th

Sunday School - 9 a.m.

Service - 10 a.m.

MAUNDY THRUSDAY, April 1st, 7 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY, April 2nd, 7 p.m.

EASTER SUNDAY, April 4th

Sunday School - 9 a.m.

Service - 10 a.m.

Hillcrest

Westgate United Methodist Church

61 S. Powell Ave., Columbus, OH

614-274-4271 Roland J. Moore, Pastor

April 1- Maundy Thrusday Service at

Westgate UMC 7:00 p.m.

April 2 - Good Friday Service combined

worship at Parkview UMC 7:00 p.m.

April 4 - Easter Sunday Service at

Westgate UMC 9:00 a.m.

www.westgateumc.org

REFUGE OF HOPE FAMILY

WORSHIP CENTER

179 N. Huron (Corner of Steele Ave. & Huron)

614-732-5517

10:00 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship

6:30 p.m. Thursday Bible Study - Virtual

All are Welcome

Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church

2930 W. Broad St. Cols, OH 43204

614.276.5433

March 28th - Palm Sunday

Pastor Rev. Wayne Morrison - 10:30 a.m.

April 4th - Easter Sunday

Pastor Tom Billman - 10:30 a.m.

St. Mark’s Campus UMC

5200 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH 43228

GOOD FRIDAY

(Bilingual Service) 6:00 P.M.

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES

English 10:30 AM Spanish 12:30 PM

FACEBOOK:

St. Mark’s UMC Columbus OH

Baptist Church

“a church of many doors valuing the sacred worth of each person.”

2480 West Broad St.,Columbus, OH 43204

2833

Valleyview Dr.

(c

corner of Hague & Va

alley

yview)

(614) 274-8469

Glenw

wood Website: thegumc.org

Glenw

wood Email: glenw

woodchu

urch@att.net

Pastor Leo A. Cunningham

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

April 2, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.

EASTER SERVICE

April 4, 2021 - 10:45 a.m.

with Communion

Watch the services on our

YouTube Channel

Or join us for In-Person Worship

Masks Required

Social Distance Seating

614-274-4333

www.hillcrest-baptist.com

Join Us Easter Sunday, April 4

10 a.m.

For Inspiring Message

“The Power of Hope”

Watch online at

facebook.com/hillcrest.baptist

Community

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 3rd

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Valleyview

New Life Church CCU

455 Murray Ave. Cols. OH 43204

Good Friday Service

April 2nd 6:30-7:30 pm

EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATION

April 4 10:30 am

United Methodist Church

775 Galloway Rd.,

Galloway, OH 43119

614-878-4530

www.wherefriendsaremade.org

Senior Pastor: Ruben Cabanillas

Maundy Thursday Service and

Celebration of Holy Communion

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Good Friday Tenebrae Service

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Easter Morning Services

Sunday, April 4, 2021

9:00 am – Contemporary Service

10:30 am – Traditional Service

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Catholic Church

invites you to celebrate

Holy Week and Easter with us!

Palm Sunday

Saturday, March 27, 5 pm Vigil Mass*

Sunday, March 28, 8:30 am* & 11:30 am

Masses

Monday, March 29

Sacrament of Reconciliation 4-7 pm

Wednesday, March 31

Sacrament of Reconciliation 7-8 pm

Holy Thursday | April 1

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 pm*

Good Friday | April 2

Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3 pm*

Stations of the Cross 7 pm*

Holy Saturday | April 3

Easter Vigil Mass 8 pm*

Easter Sunday | April 4

8 am, 10 am*, and noon Masses

* indicates this service will also be live

streamed and recorded to our YouTube

Channel. Find the links on our website!

3730 Broadway, Grove City

614.875.3322 | www.ourladygc.org

Palm Sunday Ser

vice

Easter Sunday Service






S

unday,

March 28,

2021

10:30 am

Communion Service

Join us for Praise and

Worship

We would love

to

see you

At one or all

services

GOOD FRIDAY








share your burdens

and offer prayers

and encouragemen nt during this holiday

season

Resurr ection Sunday

Sermon: Luke 24 1-12

Sunday, April 4, 2021 @ 10:30 am





Friday,

April 2, 2021

4:30 6:30 pm

Join us for our 1 st

Annual

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By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

The South-Western City Schools

District will offer extended learning opportunities

to hundreds of students this summer.

In lieu of its traditional summer school

programming, which primarily focuses on

improving literacy skills for third graders

and course credit assistance for high

schoolers, the district will expand and

broaden its reach to provide academic

assistance for all learning levels.

“We are excited about this opportunity

to provide these extended learning opportunities

for our students,” said

Superintendent Dr. Bill Wise at the March

8 board of education meeting.

According to Brian Bowser, the executive

director of elementary schools, the programming

will take place throughout the

summer but will be broken up into different

“buckets” for each grade level.

For instance, the June and July bucket

will consist of expanded educational opportunities

for kindergarteners through sixth

graders, and high school students.

The high school students will begin

their virtual programming on June 7 and

their course of study will run until July 30.

Bowser said this programming, which

will allow students to recover credits or

receive a limited first time credit for physical

education, health, or government, will

be delivered asynchronously.

“This will free up our high school students

to do other things they want to do

this summer,” he said.

Students can take up to two credits and

it is free to seniors. Underclassmen will

likely be charged $75 for the first time

credit courses, but that fee has to be

approved by the board of education. They

are scheduled to vote on it at the March 22

meeting.

Board member Anthony Caldwell asked

whether that fee would be waived for those

who qualify for free or reduced lunch program.

Wise indicated that it would be.

Grades K-6 will begin their extended

learning opportunity on June 14. It will

run through June 30 and there will be no

fees attached.

Bowser said the programming, which

Blood drive at Doctors Hospital

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.

to 1:30 p.m. March 22 at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, The

Heritage Center for Osteopathic Medical Education, located at

5131 Beacon Hill Road on the westside. To schedule an appointment,

visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Spring cleanup at Westgate Park

Friends of Westgate Park will host a spring cleanup event from

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 27 at Westgate Park, 3237 Wicklow Road

in Columbus. This is the first cleanup

event of the year. Participants will pick up

litter and clean out the flower beds. Tools

and materials will be provided. Volunteers

should meet at the enclosed shelter house

and follow the state’s social distance and

mask guidelines. For more information,

view the Friends of Westgate Park page on

Facebook.

Free produce market

The Mid-Ohio Foodbank and the

Knights of Columbus Santa Maria Council

#2898 will host a free produce market the

fourth Friday of each month beginning on

March 26 and continuing through the end

of October at St. Agnes Church, 2364 West

Mound St. in Columbus. The food pantry

will be open from 3 to 5 p.m. For additional

information, email Kevin Miller at

km8007@att.net.

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School district to offer more summer programming

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5 great-grandkids. Services will be held on

3/22/21 from 10-12 followed by a luncheon.

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will be delivered virtually, will primarily

focus on literacy skills for the lower grades

and mathematics for the upper grades.

“But that is not set in stone,” he said

during a follow-up interview. “There will be

a lot of flexibility with the subjects and

some of the instruction will even be personalized

to fit the needs of the student.”

The programming will be held 2.5 hours

each day and will include large groups,

small groups, and independent study.

There will be a 16:1 teacher-student ratio.

Bowser said the district hopes to have as

many as 900 students participate in this

specific June bucket.

“We want to get as many students as

possible to take advantage of these opportunities,”

he said.

In August, students in grades K-8 will

be targeted but at a smaller scale than

those in the June session.

“We are looking at very small groups,

possibly a 1:5 ratio depending on how many

educators we can get to sign up,” said

Bowser.

The August session, which runs from

Aug. 9-20, is slated to take place for two

hours each day at each building.

“Our hope for the August bucket is that

it will take place in person so students, particularly

those who have been attending

school virtually the entire year, become

reacclimated with the everyday presence

inside a building,” said Bowser. “However,

our plan to hold these educational opportunities

in person is dependent on what the

(COVID-19) conditions are at that time.”

Though hundreds of students will be

invited to participate in these extended

learning opportunities, those invitations

will be based on a number of criteria that

includes, but is not limited to, teacher recommendations

and data pulled from

assessment programs such as iReady.

“We really want to target those students

who need that additional help,” said

Bowser.

Invitations for students to participate in

the extended learning opportunities will be

sent to parents in the coming weeks.

Bowser said participation is not mandatory.

The district will continue to offer summer

opportunities for its English learner

students in grades K-4 and there will be

extended school year opportunities for the

special education population, as determined

by the individualized education program

team. Bowser said more information

will be forthcoming.

The district will also provide resources

for each of its buildings for the 2021-22

school year to facilitate after-school tutoring

programs. Bowser said each program

will be shaped by the administrators and

educators within the buildings as they can

better assess the needs of their students.

“Each building will be given the opportunity

to dream big and fly,” he said.

Utility assistance available

through AEP Ohio program

The AEP Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program is accepting

applications for utility assistance grants for the winter heating

season.

Through a partnership between AEP Ohio and Dollar Energy

Fund, the Neighbor to Neighbor Program supports families in

need with a grant applied directly to their AEP Ohio account to

prevent disconnection of, or to restore their electric service.

Heating assistance is available once per program year on a firstcome,

first-served basis. Eligible account holders may apply

through April 30, 2021, while funds are available.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has left many families and individuals

in the communities we serve facing very difficult economic

challenges due to job loss or unexpected expenses,” said Katie

Grayem, director of customer experience for AEP Ohio. “Being a

good community partner and neighbor, we are committed to providing

those who may be struggling to make ends meet, a helping

hand to ensure their electric service stays connected.”

To apply, customers may contact one of the AEP Ohio Neighbor

to Neighbor Program’s network of more than 120 Ohio community-based

organizations. To qualify, an applicant’s total gross

household income must be at or below 250 percent of the Federal

Poverty Income Guidelines. For example, a family of four earning

up to $65,500 per year is income-eligible for the program.

Households must have made payments to AEP Ohio totaling at

least $75 in the three months prior to applying for a grant and owe

a minimum of $50 on their AEP Ohio bill.

Full eligibility guidelines and application instructions can be

found at www.AEPOhio.com/N2N.


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Active Lifestyles

A bi-monthly feature celebrating the

wisdom, experience and contributions of our community’s senior citizens

Hilltop History

& Heritage

This picture was submitted by Hilltopper Michelle Barton

Sutton. The Hilltop Methodist Church Play School was located

in the church at 99 Highland Ave. and this photo was taken

around 1963. The school was operated by Ida Alexander, top

left, assisted by Virginia Wilson, top right. The church was

started in a basement in 1893 and moved to this facility when

it was constructed in 1905. The congregation grew through

the years and a portion of it started the Glenwood United

Methodist Church in 1962 at Hague Avenue and Valleyview

Drive. If you recognize anyone in the picture or have a photo

to share, contact Stacy Berndsen-Campbell at stacyberndsen12@gmail.com.

Submitted by the Hilltop Historical Society.

Even rocket scientists

ask for help!

Virtual ‘Medicare for

Beginners’ Workshops

Registration is required. To register,

email Andy Haggard at

ahaggard@coaaa.org.

Are you new to Medicare?

Do you need help understanding your options?

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging’s (COAAA) FREE virtual ‘Medicare

for Beginners’ workshops through Zoom provide down-to-earth

unbiased information to help you make informed decisions. At this

time, all presentations are virtual. Please note varying times.

Upcoming ‘Medicare for Beginners’ Workshops

March 24 at 2:00 p.m.

COAAA does not represent

or sell insurance products.

April 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Visit www.coaaa.org/medicare for a complete

‘Medicare for Beginners’ workshop schedule.

Funded in

part by:

800-589-7277 www.coaaa.org

Educational programs on Alzheimer’s offered

The Alzheimer’s Association Central

Ohio Chapter will be presenting several

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 include:

March 22 - Dementia Conversations at

10 a.m.

March 23 - Legal and Financial at

11:30 a.m.

Introducing Director Orvell Johns

Orvell Johns, the director for the

Franklin County Office on Aging or FCOA,

took his role in early June of 2020 and

since then has continued to vigorously

advocate for the work his office does everyday

for the lives of older adults and their

caregivers in Central Ohio.

Director Johns has an extensive professional

background including previous work

as the Director for the Franklin County

Court of Common Pleas, Domestic

Relations and Juvenile Branch, the

Director of the Center for Public

Investment Management at the State

Treasurer’s office, and Assistant Deputy

Director with the Ohio Department of

Administrative Services, Equal

Opportunity Division.

The goal of the Office on Aging has

always been to serve the older adult population,

so that they can maintain their

March 25 - 10 Warning Signs of

Alzheimer’s at noon

March 25 - Understanding and

Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

at 3 p.m.

March 29 - Understanding Alzheimer’s

and Dementia at 10 a.m.

March 30 - 10 Warning Signs of

Alzheimer’s at 11:30 a.m.

March 31 - Healthy Living for Brain

and Body at 11:30 a.m.

independence and age in place. Since his

hire, Director Johns has strived to maintain

and improve the programs and services

that are available, while creating additional

avenues for service and program

growth. One of the newest installations

Director Johns would like to initiate this

year is a Director’s column centered

around the public asking him agency related

questions. The column, Ask Director

Orvell Johns, will begin in May and will

provide answers to some of your questions

about issues relating to older adults.

This new initiative creates more transparency

and allows for the community to

create deeper connections with our agency.

If you would like to send in a question,

please do so by sending an email to

FCOA.Director@franklincountyohio.gov.

We are looking forward to the community

getting to know us better.


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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.

CAREGIVER RELIEF

According to a 2020 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving

and AARP, the number of caregivers providing unpaid care has

increased by almost 10 million in the last five years. In the past year,

however, caregiving has proven to be harder amid the global

COVID-19 pandemic. About 21 percent of family caregivers report

their own health to be fair to poor. Prior to the pandemic, caregivers

struggled with both economic and emotional stress, although now,

with workplace closures, a decrease in social interactions, and

heightened health concerns, their stressors have increased dramatically.

In December 2020, Ohio reported over 114,000 older adults to have

contracted COVID-19. Studies have also shown that a large portion

of Ohio’s cases have come from the Franklin County area. While the

country is working on providing COVID-19 vaccinations to the

public, it will be several months before everyone who wants a vaccine

will receive one. Knowing this information, caregivers have

had to make the difficult decision to put their caregiving duties

ahead of their own personal health to ensure that their loved ones

have proper and safe care provided to them. However, there are safe

options available to give these Ohio caregivers a break.

The Franklin County Office on Aging (FCOA) collaborates with the

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) to administer the

Caregiver Support Program. The program supports non-paid caregivers

of adults age 60 and older who have a demonstrated need for

home care assistance. The caregiver can be a relative or non-relative

over the age of 18 years old and does not have to reside with the

older adult. The program can assist with a variety of free short-term

services that include adult day services, caregiver counseling, durable

medical equipment, health maintenance supplies, and in-home

respite. The services are available regardless of the income or asset

levels of the caregiver or older adult. Residents of assisted living

facilities or homes that are already providing care for their residents

are not eligible to receive the services offered through the Caregiver

Support Program.

FCOA is putting safety at the forefront of everything they do.

During this pandemic, extensive safety measures have been added to

ensure that clients and community members remain safe as they

access and participate in programs and services, such as the Caregiver

Support Program. Caregiver relief, or respite care, is performed

by a trained individual who participates in continuous education

such as health and wellness, LGBTQ education, cultural diversity

training, and more, so they can assist in the care of the older adult.

Care can still be administered at the older adult’s home, and

essential caregiving services such as help with bathing or getting

around the house are still performed. For everyone’s protection, the

relief worker is required to wear either a mask or a face shield for the

entire duration of their time spent with the older adult. The relief

worker should also be performing daily health checks, such as

taking their temperatures, to ensure that they do not have any

symptoms of COVID-19. If a worker does feel ill, they will not be

going to a client’s home to administer caregiver relief. Additionally,

these workers adhere to the guidelines set out by the Center for

Disease Control, or CDC, and the Franklin County Public Health

office. As changes are made through these organizations, the FCOA

service providers for caregiver relief adapt to the new guidelines to

provide the best and safest care possible.

To enroll in the Caregiver Support Program and/or to learn more

about FCOA’s additional older adult services, please call Senior

Options at (614) 525-6200 Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to

4:30 p.m.


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In Entertainment

“Yes Day” features family-friendly silliness

As a childless spinster, I am not exactly

the target audience for a family-friendly

flick about cautious parents who allow

their children to experience a day wherein

they call the shots. And yet, “Yes Day” was

appealing to me in the same way it was

marketed to appeal to those raising small

humans — as an opportunity to shut off

your brain with some mindless, semihumorous

and mildly entertaining fluff.

This sweet but simple film begins at a

time in one’s life when things can be, well,

simpler. Single-gal Allison (Jennifer

Garner) is having all of the fun in the

world. In fact, her motto is to say “yes” to

everything. If you want to go skydiving,

she’s game. If you want to jump on the line

and go dancing, she’s there. If you want to

swap coffee cups that have already been

sipped, well, she’s living by pre-pandemic

rules.

Life, it appears, is great and it only gets

better when she meets and marries Carlos

(Edgar Ramirez), a man who shares her

zest for adventure. Soon, the happily married

couple decide to expand their little

family and then they become married…

with children.

Shortly after giving birth, Allison’s

motto of saying “yes” to everything has

transitioned into saying “no” to everything

her children want. When her eldest wants

to go places solo, it’s “nope; I’ll go with.”

When her youngest wants to parade outside

and show off her glittering cape it’s

“no; in the house only.” And when her middle

child wants to do science experiments

in the house, it’s “nope on a rope.”

While seemingly content with her ability

to say no, her children have a less favorable

view of Allison’s favorite word. She

only comes to understand how deeply they

feel about it during Parent Teacher Night,

a.k.a. the best night to break news about

children to their parents.

During a discussion with their teachers,

Allison learns that their eldest Katie

(Jenna Ortega), has written a haiku comparing

herself to a caged bird while Nando

(Julian Lerner), their middle child, has

made a video comparing her to infamous

dictators. Youngest Ellie (Everly

Carganilla) is not yet in school so she has

little to add about her parenting skills.

Shocked by her children’s art-inspired

assessment, she wonders what she can do

to prove that she is not the “fun killer” she

has been made out to be. While talking it

over with Carlos, a.k.a. the “fun dad” who

never wants to be the bad guy who says no

because that is what he does all day at

work, they learn of a so-called “fun day”

wherein they cannot say no to their children’s

requests for 24 hours.

Naturally, Allison says no to this but

changes her mind when she sees how excited

her children are by the prospect. But

before they can get this fun day, they have

to earn it through homework and chores. It

also comes with ground rules like making a

budget, don’t request activities outside of a

20-mile radius, don’t ask for future things,

and don’t commit crimes.

With a premise that invites all kinds of

child-related and parent-agonizing chaos,

“Yes Day” chooses the tamest kind — ice

cream for breakfast, glitter makeovers, car

washes with the windows open (apparently

upholstery costs were budgeted items?)

and family outings where kids get to see

how cool their mom can be. But sprinkled

throughout all of these mild activities that

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serve as bonding

experiences for the

Torres family is the

undercurrent of tension

between Allison

and her 14-year-old

daughter Katie,

which also serves as

a side plot in this plot-light movie. The duo

butt heads nearly the entire film, as mother-and-daughter

often will, and most of it

stems from Katie’s desire to explore some

independence while Allison clings on, and

sometimes a little too tightly. Though “Yes

Day” doesn’t explore these themes in

depth, it adds for an interesting contrast in

comparison to the rest of the zany hijinks

therein.

This is not a film that is likely to stay

entrenched in your mind, especially for

those who do not have to constantly say no

to human offspring. But “Yes Day” does

what it sets out to do — offers a brief respite

with a mindless film that features silliness

and the occasional laugh-out-loud moment.

Grade: C

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.

news and notes

Checkout Challenge at CML

Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML)

will celebrate National Library Week from

April 4-10 with virtual events for the whole

family, plus a Checkout Challenge encouraging

CML customers to achieve 100,000

checkouts during the week.

Starting April 4, each person who

checks out one item or more will automatically

be entered into a drawing to win a

$100 gift card from Kroger. One winner

will be notified from each of CML’s 23 locations

after National Library Week. One

entry per person.

“This year, National Library Week truly

is a celebration,” said CML Chief

Community Engagement Officer Donna

Zuiderweg. “After months of hardship for

so many in our community, our doors are

open, and we want to welcome our customers

back and do what we’ve always

done: connect them with great books.”

In addition to the Checkout Challenge,

CML is celebrating National Library Week

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week. For more information on those

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Pets of the Week

Bruno is the shelter’s

longest-term

resident. He’s a

chunky, spunky boy

who just loves to

run around and get

belly rubs. He

attends playgroups

at the shelter, but

can be selective with his friends. Bruno

would do best with someone who can

walk him daily and provide a nice comfy

area for him to crash on at the end of the

day. Bruno is an absolute goofball and

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Pico is a 9-year-old

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shy boy. He is still

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a shelter, so his

behavior is a little

quiet and reserved.

Once Pico is in a

new home, he may

relax and become

much more social,

or he may need a little more time and

patience to come out of his shell. This senior

boy is just looking for a quiet place to

relax. Pico is up for adoption at the

Franklin County Dog Shelter.

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Marley is a very

social cat. He is the

perfect couch companion,

content to

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mice. This easy

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microchipped, and up to date on vaccines.

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loving family. She is

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sweet gal is about 8

months old. She is

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WESTSIDE MESSENGER - March 21, 2021 PAGE 11

Messenger photo by Pat Donahue

Cougars compete for championship

Westland High School qualified five wrestlers for the 2021 Division I District Championships, held March

6-7 at Hilliard Darby High School and two moved on to the state championship on March 13-14. Here,

Tyler Jude of Westland worked his way to the top at the championship to face off against Jaxson Rosselli

of Olentangy Liberty. Jude is shown here trying to push Rosselli to his back on the way to a 12-8 win to

take the Central District Championship and earn his first trip to the state stage for the Westland junior.

More photos can be found at www.columbusmessenger.com.

Fighting Falcons

Messenger photos by Pat Donahue

Sometimes giving your opponent a lift is

the best path to a take down. That seems

to be the case as Franklin Heights sophomore

Noe Silva (right) works his way to a

9-3 win over his 160-pound opponent

from Dublin Jerome. The two faced off at

the Division I District Wrestling

Championships held March 6-7 at Hilliard

Darby High School. Silva would finish the

season with a record of 15-6. Below,

Franklin Heights junior Jaiden Reed is on

his way to a second round win.


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PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP

ZONING OFFICE

25 MAPLE DRIVE, COLUMBUS, OHIO 43228

614-878-3317

LEGAL NOTICE

The Prairie Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on April 7,

2021 at 7:00 P.M., at the Prairie Township Hall, 23 Maple Drive, Columbus,

Ohio 43228, to consider the following application which proposes to amend

the Prairie Township Zoning Resolution and map.

Zoning Amendment Application No. 185-RZ-21 proposes to rezone from

R-4 (Low Density Residential) to R-8 (High Density Residential) the property

located at 264 Norton Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228, identified as parcel

240-000887, and owned by Erick R Cordero.

The above application (including the applicable text and/or map of this

proposed amendment) will be available for examination from March 21,

2021 through April 7, 2021, inclusive, Monday-Friday during the hours of

9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., at the Twp. Hall, 23 Maple Drive, Columbus, Ohio

43228 and every day between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., at the

Firehouse, 123 Inah Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43228.

Sherry Henning, Prairie Township Fiscal Officer, is responsible for giving the

published notice of this hearing.

Date: March 21, 2021

PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SHERRY HENNING, TOWNSHIP FISCAL OFFICER

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Township fire department adjusts to decreased staff

By Amanda Ensinger

Staff Writer

At the recent Franklin Township board

meeting, Franklin Township Fire Chief

James Welch discussed fire department

staffing.

“We just had three guys turn in their

resignation,” Welch said. “That puts us at

30 guys; one more and we are at our targeted

number.”

Welch said they will continue to do the

best they can with the staff they have, however

he said he anticipates five more firefighters

leaving soon.

The fire department recently passed a

5.89-mill replacement levy. The levy

increased residents’ property taxes by

approximately $33 a year per $100,000

home. This was the second time the township

tried to pass a fire levy. In the spring,

the township tried to pass a 19.5-mill township-wide

permanent levy for the fire

department, but that levy failed.

Due to the first levy failing, the township

looked at just asking for a renewal to

keep the department afloat. As a result,

this meant the department had to reduce

staff to fit its new budget. The department

needed to have 29 firefighters by the end of

2020. Last year at this time, they had 39

firefighters.

“When the trustees voted to put this

levy on the ballot, they agreed to have only

two medics and one fire engine,” Welch

said. “They also agreed to reduce our staff

to 29. This was the most affordable option

to get a levy passed and have the least

impact financially on residents.”

The township plans to keep both fire

stations open but is still determining

where the medics and fire trucks will be.

They are continuing to look at call volume

to make this decision. The township fire

stations are at Frank Road and Sullivant

Avenue.

“We will still be a 24/7 fire department,

but we may not be able to respond to emergencies

as quickly as we normally could,”

Welch said. “We will have to rely on mutual

aid when we can’t get to an emergency.”

The department has avoided layoffs and

instead has just not been filling positions

when someone leaves. This is the smallest

staff the department has had in at least 15

years.

When the board approved moving forward

with a smaller levy, they said it was

important to communicate with the community

and set expectations on the service

the fire department can provide with the

resources they have. To that end, Welch

has been transparent with the community

about the struggles the department will

face even with this new levy passing.

“We are doing the best with what we

have,” Welch said. “We are doing a little

experimenting to see what works best.”

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