Groveport Messenger - March 21st, 2021

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March 21-April 3, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XXXVIII, No. 20

Nelson a top wrestler

Messenger photo by Pat Donahue

Groveport Madison senior wrestler Jake Nelson capped off a successful season by finishing in fourth

place in the 220-pound class at the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament held March 14-15 at Hilliard

Darby. According to Groveport Madison Head Wrestling Coach Kwan Bailey, Nelson finished the season

with a record of 17-2. Nelson is pictured here on his way to defeating Westerville South junior Tyler

O’Reilly during the Central District Wrestling Tournament held March 6-7.

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Schools to reopen

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Fiscal caution expressed about Main Street plan

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport City Council approved contracting with Miller-

Valentine Group for design-build services for the city’s 1847 Main

commercial building project.

The cost of the contract is $195,789 for the Rarey’s Port building

and $200,136 for the Wert’s Grove building. Council voted 5-1

to approve the contract with Councilman Shawn Cleary voting

against it.

“Our income tax revenue is down and due to the coronavirus

pandemic we have had to subsidize our recreation center and golf

course operations,” said Cleary. “We will also have increases in

employee wages and benefits coming up this year. I think instead

of constructing two buildings of a like kind now we should just build

one to see how it works out. I want the project to work, but I want

us to be conservative with our money to make sure this project can

be successful and then proceed further. If it works, that’s great.”

The city of Groveport’s 2020 income tax revenue as of Dec. 31

was $15.7 million, which was 12.1 percent lower than the same

time in 2019, according to Groveport Finance Director Jason Carr.

In a report to council in January, Carr also noted, that due to the

ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the recreation department’s 2020

operational receipts were down $1 million from the same time in

2019 and the golf course’s 2020 operational receipts were down

$66,766.

So far in 2021, the city’s income tax revenue year-to-date as of

Feb. 28 was $3.2 million, which is 6 percent lower than the same

time in 2020. Income tax revenues comprise the largest portion of

the city’s total revenues year-to-date, or 61.5 percent of all revenues,

according to Carr. Year-to-date through Feb. 28, the recreation

department’s operational receipts are down $155,383 and

the golf course’s operational receipts are down just $27.

About the 1847 Main project

The 1847 Main project involves the construction of two new,

two-story brick, mixed-use commercial buildings: one to be built at

the northeast corner of Front and Main streets next to Ace

Hardware (674-716 Main St. and known as the Rarey’s Port building);

and the second at the northwest corner of College and Main

streets (480-490 Main St. and known as the Wert’s Grove building).

The city is the developer for both sites.

The Wert’s Grove building will be about 12,184 square feet. The

first floor will have five separate storefronts with the interior

space divisible according to space requirements for potential new

businesses. Second floor space for now will be open.

See CAUTION, page 2

Groveport Madison Schools students will return to their classrooms

on March 22.

On March 9, the Groveport Madison Board of Education

approved a school re-opening plan, by a vote of 4-1, to return students

to the schools for regular in-person instruction. Most students

had been in a blended learning model that consisted of students

being split into two separate groups attending school two

days per week and receiving online instruction three days per week.

“We will support our children in every aspect,” said Groveport

Madison Superintendent Garilee Ogden regarding the planned reopening

of the schools.

Under the plan:

•Students will return to in-person classroom instruction for

four days a week from March 22 to April 30. Wednesdays are

reserved for state testing during this period.

•Students will return to in-person classroom instruction five

days a week from May 3 to June 3.

•Students in the Cruiser Digital Academy will continue in fully

remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

•Masks are required. Safety and health protocols are in place.

Ogden said the district conducted a survey of high school students,

staff, and parents, before recommending the reopening plan

to the board. In the survey, 1,524 parents, 605 staff members, and

254 high school students responded.

Ogden said the district conducted a survey of high school students,

staff, and parents, before recommending the reopening plan

to the board. In the survey, 1,524 parents, 605 staff members, and

254 high school students responded.

Survey results indicated 60 percent of parents, 49 percent of

students, and 38 percent of staff felt the students were not receiving

a quality education under the blended learning model. All

three groups felt it better to return to school

five days a week with 81 percent of parents

believing so, 65 percent of students, and 57

percent of staff. Regarding whether students’

social and emotional well being was negatively

impacted by remote learning, 83 percent

of parents, 89 percent of staff, and 72

percent of students said yes. When asked if

knowing that the staff was vaccinated and

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Police statistics

•February crime statistics, according to the Groveport Police:

7 arrests, 14 accidents, 1 assault, 0 burglary, 9 domestic disputes,

1 domestic violence, 1 OVI and alcohol, 6 thefts/robberies, 0 fights,

1 disorderly conduct, 7 stolen/unauthorized use, 1 weapon related

call, 1 narcotic related offense, 0 school related incidents, 3 parking,

1 threat, 0 vandalism, 39 traffic citations, 8 general complaints,

1/1 suicide attempt/DOA.

•February crime statistics from the Madison Township Police:

101 traffic stops, 36 assist/mutual aid, 1 burglary, 14 domestic

complaints, 8 suspicious persons, 5 suspicious cars, 17 suspicious

persons/vehicles, 14 thefts, 2 fights, 1 sex offense, 1 OVI, 2

threats, 1 vandalism, 10 parking, 5 accidents/injuries, 1 shooting,

2 shots in area, 5 suicide/suicide threat, 18 property accidents.

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Groveport police chief to retire

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport Police Chief Ralph

Portier announced he will retire

as of Aug. 18.

In his letter to Mayor Lance

Westcamp, Portier wrote, “I am

very proud of the accomplishments

the members have

achieved and, even more importantly,

the wonderful opportunity,

you gave me to lead such a

great team (of police officers). I

plan on a smooth transition, as

you make the final decision in my

replacement.”

By announcing his retirement

well in advance,

Westcamp said Portier provided

him with plenty of time to find his replacement and

make the transition to a new chief.

“Ideally, I want to have the new chief sworn in prior

to Chief Portier’s last day of service so that he has the

opportunity to assist with the transition,” said

Westcamp.

Regarding the search for a new police chief,

Westcamp said, “I believe it is always necessary to look

internally first for viable candidates. As such, I’ll do

that.”

Westcamp said he is looking for someone who has

extensive training in police department operations,

command structure, and organizational policies.

“In addition, the candidate must be able to relate

well and be visible to the community,” said Westcamp.

Westcamp praised Portier’s service to Groveport.

“Chief Portier has done an excellent job with community

relations,” said Westcamp. “He has an open

door policy for his officers and residents. As a result,

the Groveport Police Department has an excellent rapport

with the community.”

Portier began his service as police chief in

Groveport in 2009. He is only the fifth police chief in

the town’s history as prior to 1966 Groveport was

served by a single town marshal. In 1966 Groveport

created its own police department and its first chief

SCHOOLS

Continued from page 1

safety procedures were in place, would they be comfortable

returning to school, 83 percent of parents, 73

percent of staff, and 78 percent of students said yes.

Board member Kathy Walsh voted against the

reopening plan. She felt the board needed more time to

review the plan and asked for the vote to be held at a

later date, but the other board members did not agree

and voted to approve the plan.

“This is a pretty important issue,” said Walsh, questioning

whether the board was adequately informed to

vote without further review.

CAUTION

was Al Whipple, who served until

1981. The other police chiefs were:

Roger Adams from 1981 to 2001;

Timothy Carney from 2002-03;

Bary Murphy from 2003-06; and

Gary York from 2006-09.

In his letter to Westcamp,

Portier said it was a difficult decision

to retire.

“But I know it is best for the

agency, the city of Groveport and

the residents,” wrote Portier.

In an interview with the

Messenger, Portier said he decided

to retire for health reasons.

“Since I was diagnosed with

pancreatic cancer, and other surgical

events this past year, my

PORTIER

medical and physical abilities

have forced me to make the decision a little earlier

than I wanted, but I will not jeopardize the officers or

the community by not being able to the job I was asked

to do,” said Portier.

When asked how he thinks Groveport has changed

during his time as police chief, Portier said, “I believe

the community has banded together and thanks to

Mayor Westcamp and Groveport City Council the

‘home town’ feel has not left”.

He said the Groveport Police Department banded

together to achieve the goal of serving the public and

the officers have proven their dedication to the residents

of the city.

During his time as chief, Portier has seen crime in

Groveport change as the city grows.

“Thefts are still the number one crime, but we are

starting to see more violent crimes and physical

assaults,” said Portier.

When asked how he will spend retirement, Portier

said, “Unfortunately, my health will limit what I do,

but I have five grandkids and six great grandkids, as

well as spending a little time with my daughter.”

Upon hearing about Portier’s retirement announcement,

Groveport City Council President Jean Ann

Hilbert said, “Thank you Chief Portier for all you have

done for the city.”

Walsh also questioned wording in the resolution

regarding the plan that gives Ogden the ability to

amend the plan as she determines to be necessary to

address any changing circumstances, such as another

big outbreak of COVID-19. Walsh wanted the wording

removed, but the other board members decided to keep

it in the resolution.

Board President Libby Gray noted the board had

given the superintendent the authority to handle pandemic

related issues at a previous meeting.

Continued from page 1

The Rarey’s Port building is tentatively planned to

be 14,145 square feet, with 7,017 square feet of space

on the first floor and 7,128 square feet on the second

floor. The second floor space will be open for now and

the first floor have six individual storefronts facing

Main Street and the interior space divisible as

required.

Groveport Economic Development Director Jeff

Green said the buildings’ designs are modeled on existing

19th and early 20th century business buildings

and homes along Main Street.

The estimated cost for the two structures combined

will be approximately $6 million.

Carr said money for the two $3 million construction

funds for the two buildings in the 2021 budget will be

funded by general obligation bonds. These are bonds

from the bond market and are not property tax bond

issues that would be voted on by the residents.


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Madison Township Fire

Station 183 gets a fire truck

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

When Madison Township opened Fire

Station 183, located at 3228 Noe-Bixby

Road, Columbus, in 2018, the township

trustees and the fire department promised

one day an engine would join the medic

unit and less than three years later, that

promise was fulfilled on March 6.

“A fire engine was in the discussion, but

there was no specific date or time frame for

when or if the apparatus and staff would

be added,” said Madison Township Fire

Chief Derek Robinson. “Due to increased

emergency calls, the recent Insurance

Services Office report, and the Staffing for

Adequate Fire and Emergency Response

Grant that provided three additional fulltime

firefighters, the department was presented

an ideal opportunity to make this

addition. The SAFER Grant award also

included timelines that the hired personnel

would start before March 10 and that

their addition would aid in the implementation

of an additional engine company to

serve the community.”

While Station 183’s engine went into

service this month, it was not a new piece

of equipment. Crews are operating the fire

department’s 2005 reserve fire truck at

this time. A committee made up of department

members is currently looking at

options for a new fire truck design and

specification.

Currently, manufacturers have a 12 to

14-month order and build time for new

apparatus.

Prior to the addition of engine 183,

Station 183 was staffed with three personnel

on each shift for medic 183. Now that a

fire engine is stationed there, a crew of five

to six personnel will operate on each of the

three shifts.

“With the increase of the three new fulltime

personnel, one per shift, and an

increase of our part-time staffing, we are

able to meet this need,” said Robinson.

“The SAFER grant covers the wage and

benefits costs of the three new full-time

firefighters for three years.”

According to Robinson, the benefits of

adding a fire engine to Station 183 are

reduced response times to the northern

part of the district, a potential change from

the current Insurance Services Office rating

from three to two, an additional apparatus

that can provide advanced life support

medical care, and the ability to have

engine 181 and engine 182 in-service more

often to respond in the Groveport and

Canal Winchester area by not being on

calls in station 183’s response area.

The potential ISO rating change could

benefit both residential and commercial

property owners’ insurance costs depending

on an individual’s carrier or policy.

Also, by having engine 183 in service, it

will reduce utilizing outside resources and

mutual aid responses from other agencies.

Messenger photo by Linda Dillman

Madison Township Firefighter Sheldon

Faller, right, and Lt. Doug Smith, left,

work on Station 183’s fire engine, recently

placed into service at the station located

at the northern limit of the township.

“I appreciate the support from the

Madison Township trustees,

Administrator Brobst, Fiscal Officer

Vermeer and the fire department personnel

that have helped make this great addition

to our community,” said Robinson.

Other township news

•Madison Township residents who

want to speak with the trustees during

their meetings will now have a second

opportunity to do so–the first right after

new business discussion and then again

after department reports.

“I’m in favor of it,” said Trustee Michele

Reynolds. “I don’t think it hurts to have an

engaged public.”

While the idea garnered support from

the board, trustees wanted the comment

periods to not serve as a free-for-all, but to

have structure and go through a trial period.

Trustee Ed Dildine said he was in favor

of a six-month trial period.

“My only concern is once we announce

an ability to comment is to get comments

in a reasonable period of time,” said

Chairman John Pritchard. “We can handle

it this way and see how it works.”

•For the second year in a row, the

Madison Township Fire Department cancelled

its annual Easter egg hunt due to

the ongoing pandemic.

Robinson said in light of current events,

the firefighter’s union decided yet again to

cancel the popular event.

“We’re so close to getting through this, we

don’t want to jeopardize a breakout,” said

Robinson, who said Local 2507 union members

and the township supported the idea.

•Madison Township Administrator

Susan Brobst said Metro Parks is asking

the township for a letter of support in their

pursuit of a Clean Ohio Fund grant to

acquire farm land along Hayes and Braun

roads for future park land.

Brobst said the park system wants to

purchase the land and make improvements.

“I’m all for more green space along the

Little Walnut,” said Pritchard.

Donate blood

The American Red Cross urges individuals

who are healthy to make an appointment

to donate blood. Schedule a blood

donation appointment by downloading the

Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting

RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED

CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the

Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo

device. Blood drives will be held locally at:

•Canal Winchester: Gender Road

Christian Church, 5336 Gender Road, on

March 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Groveport: St Mary's Church

Groveport, 5684 Groveport Road, on

March 22 from 1-7 p.m.

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Easter Sunday Service 7:00 a.m.

Followed by a Breakfast

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Groveport, OH 43125

Maundy Thursday Service, April 1, 7:00 pm

Easter SundayWorship, April 4, 10:30 am

Cruisers on the air

The Groveport Sports Network provides

live coverage of Groveport Madison High

School softball. The coverage includes high

definition video and live audio.

Each broadcast begins 25 minutes prior

to the scheduled start time with the pregame

show, which features interviews with

the coach, a scouting report of the opponent,

the starting line-ups, and more.

Tune in after the game for interviews

with players and the coach, along with a

look at the final stats.

Watch the action for free on your computer

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The games to be broadcast are: softball

(all times 5:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted) -

April 21, vs. Pickerington Central; April

26, vs. Central Crossing; April 29, vs.

Lancaster; May 1 at 10 a.m., vs. Canal

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Central; May 5, vs. Newark; May 6, at

Central Crossing.

Groveport United Methodist Church

512 Main St., Groveport 43125

Holy Week Services

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April 1, Maundy Thursday Service: 7:00 PM

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Summer Games cancelled

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

The annual Special Olympics Ohio

Summer Games will not be held this year

due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Summer Games is cancelled for this

year,” wrote Special Olympics Ohio South

Central Regional Manager John Esson in a

message to Special Olympics members. “I

think most of us knew this was coming.”

Esson added the regional qualifiers are

also cancelled this year, including meets at

Whetstone, Watkins, Rio Grande, and Ohio

University.

“We remain positive, can see the light,

and know this COVID-19 world won’t last

forever,” wrote Special Olympics Ohio

President and CEO Jessica Stewart in a

message to Special Olympics members.

“We know returning to full activities will

take time and won’t happen overnight. We

will continue to put the safety and health

of our athletes first. Aligned with our

Special Olympics Ohio Health Initiatives,

the overall well being of our athletes continues

to be a priority for us.”

According to Penny Hilty, coordinator of

Groveport Special Olympics, the State

Summer Games 2021 had been set for June

25-27 on the campus of The Ohio State

University, mainly at Jesse Owens

Stadium, but other venues as well.

“We believe, and hope, that Summer

Games will be held in 2022 at OSU as

usual,” said Hilty. “Here at Groveport

Special Olympics we are looking ahead to

having bowling begin in August at Wayne

Webb Bowl on South High Street. We

would also like to begin swimming in

September at the Groveport Recreation

Center. We remain hopeful that things will

soon get back to a more normal schedule.”

Stewart’s message noted that multiple

conversations about the issue were held

with the Board of Directors, Special

Olympics Ohio Medical Director, The Ohio

State University leadership, State Staff,

athletes, and the Return to Play COVID

Committee made up of leadership from our

local organizations. A survey was sent to

the local organizations to explore their feelings

on Summer Games and Return to Play

intentions for community-based activities.

“These conversations were incredibly

valuable and truly insightful,” wrote

Stewart. “We truly thought we would be

further out, leaving this pandemic as a

memory and snapshot in history,” wrote

Stewart. “Unfortunately, we just aren’t

there yet. There are multiple factors at

play in this decision, but the safety of our

athletes is our utmost priority. Although I

know the disappointment of our athletes,

yet again, is unbearable, we simply cannot

safely hold our Summer Games event in

2021. We must proceed with caution and

protect the next six months to hopefully be

back to state-level competition in the fall.

That is our sincere hope.”

Stewart said the organization will continue

to monitor the COVID-19 situation

and make decisions as soon as when it can.

Photos courtesy of Groveport Special Olympics

Pictured here is the Groveport Special

Olympics 4x100 relay team that won a

silver medal at a past Special Olympics

Ohio State Summer Games. The athletes

are: (front row) Nick Zungri and Austin

Van Almsick; (back row) Jordan Wooden

and Sophie Coffenberry.

Disappointment

Heather Coffenberry of Obetz, whose

sister participates as an athlete in Special

Olympics, expressed disappointment that

the Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games

will not be held.

“My sister is devastated,” said

Coffenberry. “This is two years in a row it

has been cancelled. Why did they decide to

cancel the event so early this year when it

was not scheduled to be held until June?

High schools are planning to hold proms

and graduations and other things are reopening.

Our athletes are not being given a

chance to compete. Some of them have

already received their vaccinations.”

Importance of Special Olympics

Hilty said Special Olympics is important

to the athletes and their families.

“I am a parent of an athlete as well as

the coordinator of the program,” said Hilty.

“I think that the sense of belonging is very

important to the athletes. They get a feeling

of accomplishment during the different

sports that we offer year round. Our program

also has a very strong family feel to

it. We all look out for each other and everyone

cheers for all of the athletes. We also

have several events throughout the year

for the families that are not sports related

that help to bring us together.”

Information about Special Olympics

Special Olympics Ohio formed a local

chapter in the Groveport/Canal Winchester

area. The mission of Special Olympics Ohio

is to provide year round sports training

and competition in a variety of Olympic

type sports for intellectually disabled individuals.

For information contact local coordinators

Penny and Cassandra Hilty at

groveportspecialolympics@gmail.com or at

(614) 395-8992 or 395-6640. Donations

may be sent to Groveport Special

Olympics, P.O. Box 296, Groveport, OH

43125.


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Cruiser Theatre Co. to bring

the mighty Thor to the stage

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport Madison High School’s

Cruiser Theatre Company is stepping into

the comic book world for its next performance.

According to Groveport Madison High

School Theatre Director Erin McLaughlin,

the play to be performed on March 25-28 is

“Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play,” written

by Christian Borle and based on the

Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber

and Jack Kirby, presented by arrangement

with Concord Theatricals on behalf of

Samuel French, Inc. She said the show will

run about 50 minutes with no intermission.

“I gave the members of the Cruiser

Theatre Company an opportunity to vote

on options for our first spring show of the

year and this is the show the majority of

voters chose,” said McLaughlin. “This

script was an option because I felt it had a

lot of appeal for students and community

members and I believed I could make it

work whether we produced it virtually or

in person. Although I am very thankful we

are able to rehearse in person and film in

the auditorium with real props and set

pieces and everything.”

McLaughlin said this play is a challenge

in several ways.

“The actors playing Thor and Loki in

particular have a lot of lines,” said

McLaughlin. “There’s some tricky blocking,

particularly in regards to Loki’s mischief,

as well as a sword-fighting scene.

Some actors are required to be on stage

without speaking, but while remaining in

character and engaged in the action for

long periods of time, which is always challenging

for actors. Learning to pronounce

Old Norse words has also been a challenge

for many participants in this production.”

The lead actors in this performance are

Kayla Bandy, who plays Loki, and Gavin

Prifogle, who plays Thor.

“Both are sophomores and both have

grown a lot since they first joined the

Cruiser Theatre Company last year,”

McLaughlin said. “Kayla has really dived

deep into researching this role and developing

her character and Gavin is a master

of physicality and comedic timing. Their

brotherly chemistry on stage is nothing

short of magical as well.”

“Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play” will

air on March 25 at 7 p.m.; March 26 at 7 p.m.;

March 27 at 7 p.m.; and March 28 at 2 p.m.

“We are not having live audiences at this

time (due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic),”

said McLaughlin. “However, supporters

and patrons of the Cruiser Theatre

Company can see the show by going online to

onthestage.com/show/groveport-madison-

high-school/hammered-a-thor-and-loki-play-

41422/tickets and purchasing tickets online.

This website is also where they can find

information normally included in a playbill.”

Tickets are $7 each. The purchase of a

ticket generates a confirmation email with

a secure link to the streaming platform.

The link works on one device at a time. The

production will be streamed at the time

specified on each of the show dates.

For information contact Judy Lively at

judy.lively@gocruisers.org or McLaughlin

at erin.mclaughlin@gocruisers.org.

The March performance is not the only

show the Cruiser Theatre Company will

stage this spring.

“Our second spring play, to be performed

May 13-15, is called, “Persephone

Underground,” by Carol S. Lashof,” said

McLaughlin.

More information on the May performance

will be forthcoming in a future edition

of the Groveport

Messenger.

Slate Run Living Historical

Farm has new hours

Metro Parks’ Slate Run Living

Historical Farm, 1375 State Route 674

North, Canal Winchester has new hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and

Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The farm is

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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

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The goal of the Office on Aging has always been to serve the

older adult population, so that they can maintain their 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

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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

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2. When others are getting rattled, do you remain fairly composed?

3. Do you browse through railway timetables, directories, or

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4. When asked to make a decision, would you be swayed by your like

or dislike of the personality involved?

5. Do you intend two or less children in your family even though your

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6. Do you get occasional twitches of your muscles, when there is no

logical reason for it?

7. Would you prefer to be in a position where you did not have the

responsibilities of making decisions?

8. Are your actions considered unpredictable by other people?

9. Do you consider more money should be spent on social security?

10. Do other people interest you very much?

11. Is your voice monotonous, rather than varied in pitch?

12. Do you normally let the other person start the conversation?

13. Are you readily interested in other people’s conversations?

14. Would the idea of inflicting pain on game, small animals or fish

prevent you from hunting or fishing?

15. Are you often impulsive in your behavior?

16. Do you speak slowly?

17. Are you usually concerned about the need to protect your health?

18. Does an unexpected action cause your muscles to twitch?

19. Are you normally considerate in your demands on your employees,

relatives or pupils?

20. Do you consider that you could give a valid “snap judgment”?

21. Do your past failures still worry you?

22. Do you find yourself being extra-active for periods lasting several

days?

23. Do you resent the efforts of others to tell you what to do?

24. Is it normally hard for you to “own up and take the blame”?

25. Do you have a small circle of close friends, rather than a large

number of friends, speaking acquaintances?

26. Is your life a constant struggle for survival?

27. Do you often sing or whistle just for the fun of it?

28. Are you considered warm-hearted by your friends?

29. Would you rather give orders than take them?

30. Do you enjoy telling people the latest scandal about your

associates?

31. Could you agree to “strict discipline”?

32. Would the idea of making a complete new start cause you much

concern?

33. Do you make efforts to get others to laugh and smile?

34. Do you find it easy to express your emotions?

35. Do you refrain from complaining when the other person is late for an

appointment?

36. Are you sometimes considered by others a “spoilsport”?

37. Do you consider there are other people who are definitely unfriendly

toward you and work against you?

38. Would you admit you were wrong just to “keep the peace”?

39. Do you have only a few people of whom you are really fond?

40. Are you rarely happy, unless you have a special reason?

41. Do you “circulate around” at a social gathering?

42. Do you take reasonable precaution to prevent accidents?

43. Does the idea of talking in front of people make you nervous?

44. If you saw an article in a shop obviously mistakenly marked lower

than its correct price, would you try to get it at that price?

45. Do you often feel that people are looking at you or talking about

you behind your back?

46. Are you “always getting into trouble”?

47. Have you any particular hate or fear?

48. Do you prefer to be an onlooker rather than participate in any active

sport?

49. Do you find it easy to be impartial?

50. Have you a definitely set standard of courteous behavior in front of

other members of your family?

51. Can you “start the ball rolling” at a social gathering?

52. Would you “buy on credit” with the hope that you can keep up the

payments?

53. Do you get an after-reaction when something unexpected such as

an accident or other disturbing incident takes place?

54. Do you consider the good of all concerned rather than your own

personal advantages?

55. When hearing a lecturer, do you sometimes experience the idea that

the speaker is referring entirely to you?

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m m m 57. Are you usually “up-to-date” on everyday affairs?

m m m 136. Do children irritate you?

m m m 58. Can you confidently plan

and work towards carrying out an event

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six months time?

m m m 138. Do you usually carry out assignments promptly and systematically?

m m m 59. Do you consider the modern “prisons without bars” system doomed

m m m 139. Would you assist a fellow

traveler rather than leave it to the

to failure?

officials?

m m m 60. Do you tend to be careless?

m m m 140. When voting, do you vote the same party ticket straight rather than

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studying the candidates and issues?

unreal?

m m m 141. Do you frequently dwell on your past illnesses or painful

m m m 62. Do you speedily recover from the effects of bad news?

experiences?

m m m 63. When you criticize, do yo ou at the same time try to encourage? m m m 142. Do you get very ill at ease in disordered surroundings?

m m m 64. Are you normally considered “cold”?

m m m 143. Do you usually criticize a film or show that you see or a book that t

m m m 65. Are your opinions insufficiently important to tell other people?

you read?

m m m 66. Are you so self-assured that it sometimes annoys others?

m m m 144. When recounting some amusing incident can you easily imitate the

m m m 67. Do you keep “close contact” on articles of yours which you have

mannerisms or the dialect in the original incident?

loaned to friends?

m m m 145. In subjects about which you are not expert, are your own ideas of

m m m 68. Do you enjoy activities of your own choosing?

sufficient importance as to tell others?

m m m 69. Does emotional music have quite an effect on you?

m m m 146. Do you have a tendency to tidy up a disorder of somebody else’s

household?

m m m 70. Do you completely cond emn a person because he is a rival or

opponent in some aspect of your relations with him?

m m m 147. Can you accept defeat easily without the necessity of “swallowing

your disappointment”?

m m m 71. Do you often “sit and think” about death, sickness, pain and sorrow?

m m m 148. Do you often feel depressed?

m m m 72. Are you perturbed at the idea of loss of dignity?

m m m 149. Are you ever ill at ease in the company of children?

m m m 73. Are you always collecting things which “might be useful”?

m m m 150. Do you get frustrated at not being able to do something rather than

m m m 74. Would you criticize faults

and point out the bad points on someone

finding a substitute activity or system?

else’s character or handiwork?

m m m 151. Are you sometimes completely unable to enter the spirit of things?

m m m 75. Are you openly appreciative of beautiful things?

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152. Do you rarely express your grievances?

m m m 76. Do you sometimes give away articles which strictly speaking do not

belong to you?

m m m 153. Do you work in “spurts,” being relatively inactive and then furiously

active for a day or two?

m m m 77. Do you greet people effusively?

m m m 154. Does the number of uncompleted jobs you have on hand bother

m m m 78. Do you often ponder on previous misfortunes?

you?

m m m 79. Are you sometimes considered forceful in your actions or opinions? m m m 155. Do people enjoy being in your company?

m m m 80. Do you accept criticism easily and without resentment?

m m m 156. Could you allow someone to finish those “final two words” in a

m m m 81. Are you usually undisturbed by “noises off” when you are trying to

crossword puzzle without interfering?

rest?

m m m 157. Do you consider the best points of most people and only rarely

m m m 82. Are you likely to be jealous?

speak slightingly of them?

m m m 83. Do you tend to put off doing things and then discover it is too late? m m m 158. Do you laugh or smile quite readily?

m m m 84. Do you prefer to abide by the wishes of others rather than seek to m m m 159. Are you definite and emphatic in voice and manner?

have your own way?

m m m 160. Are you effusive only to close friends if at all?

m m m 85. Do you find it easy to ge t yourself started on a project?

m m m 161. Are your interests and fields of knowledge so important as to give

m m m 86. Do you bite your fingernails or chew the end of your pencil?

little time for anything else?

m m m 87. Do you “turn up the volu me” of your emotions just to create an m m m 162. Would you like to “start a new activity” in the area in which you live?

effect?

m m m 163. Would you take the necessary actions to kill an animal in order to

m m m 88. If we were invading anot her country, would you feel sympathetic

put it out of pain?

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 about 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 opposition 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 disturbed 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

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m m m 123. Is your opinion influenced

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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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have an excellent driving record and must

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screening. A high school diploma or equivalent

is required.

EOE

Employment


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Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Education of the Groveport

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Legacy of Love 5K

COVID-compliant and in-person this

year, the Legacy of Love 5K will be held at

the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370

Groveport Road, on April 18 at 2 p.m.

Register at www.alex5k.org/alex5k.

The Legacy of Love 5K is the primary

fundraiser for the Alexandria Leigh

Goodwin Angel Foundation, an organization

committed to creating a more positive,

loving world through random acts of kindness.

It was created in memory of Alexandria

“Alex” Goodwin, a 2014 graduate of

Groveport Madison High School, who had

just finished her sophomore year at Capital

University at the time of her unexpected

passing in 2016.

Nearly everyone who encountered Alex

felt her warmth and benefited from her

kindness and joy. Her family and friends

recognized the energy she created in the

world is still needed, and created the ALGA

Foundation in 2017 to continue her spirit of

kindness and to encourage others to create

their own legacy of love by performing random

acts of kindness whenever possible.

To date, the Foundation has given over

$6,000 in scholarships to Groveport

Madison graduates and Capital University

students and thousands more to organizations

and causes throughout central Ohio.

The Legacy of Love 5K features music,

finisher medals, awards, goodies, and raffle

prizes. You can participate by running,

walking, cheering and/or donating; and by

sponsoring.

The Virtual 5K is back also. Walk or run

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and the ALGA Team will deliver or mail

your packet directly to you.

Visit www.alex5k.org/alex5k.

2400 Rohr Road project

By Rick Palsgrove

Groveport Editor

Groveport City Council approved a

request to amend the plan for the development

at 2400 Rohr Road.

The original plan by BSTP Midwest,

LLC was approved by council in 2019 for its

lots 1, 2, and 3. According to Groveport City

Administrator B.J. King, a turn lane is

needed to access lots 1 and 3, but Pizzuti

Companies now possesses the 20.75 acre

lot 2, which by itself does not need a turn

lane as it will have a driveway on Global

Court. Pizzuti is requesting the turn lane

requirement for its lot be removed from the

plan as well as the allowance of water service

to the property.

Pizzuti intends to build two warehouses

on the lot starting this spring. The two proposed

warehouses will be on lot 2 at the

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157,500 square feet the other is proposed to

be 195,000 square feet.

According to a Dec. 21 letter from BSTP

Midwest, LLC in support of Pizzuti’s

request, Pizzuti plans to develop its site

prior to the development of lots 1 and 3

(about 12 acres), of which BSTP Midwest,

LLC has retained ownership. The letter

states BSTP Midwest, LLC’s plans for its

lots have not changed, but its development

schedule is not yet determined. According

to the development plan, BSTP Midwest,

LLC plans to build a fuel center and convenience

store on lots 1 and 3

Groveport Development Director Jeff

Green said there is a 15 year property tax

abatement on this property. He added he is

not able to determine how much income tax

revenue the city could expect from this type

of development at this point.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 TH THRU SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 TH

TUESDAY, MAY 28 TH THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE 1 ST

INFORMATION

5DAYSONLY!!!

WHAT:

WE’RE BUYING AND EVALUATING

WE’RE BUYING THESE AND EVALUATING ITEMS AND MORE!

THESE WHERE: ITEMS AND COUNTRY MORE! INN AND SUITES

OFF 90/LORAIN RD.

WHEN:

WHEN: MAY 28TH THRU JUNE 1ST

MARCH 23RD THRU MARCH 27TH

TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY 10AM-6PM

TUESDAY THRU

SATURDAY

FRIDAY 10AM-6PM

10AM-3PM

SATURDAY 10AM-3PM

COUNTRY INN AND

WHERE:

SUITES - ELYRIA

RESIDENCE INN-DUBLIN

645 GRISWOLD ROAD

6364 FRANTZ RD

ELYRIA, OH 44035

Off 270/33 Exit 17A (Next to Kroger)

OFF 90/Lorain Road

BUYING ALL FORMS OF

GOLD & SILVER

EXPERTS ON-SITE

BUYING AND EVALUATING

YOUR ITEMS!

FREE ADMISSION!

BRING IN YOUR

Broken Gold Chains and

Jewelry

Gold Ring Settings

Mismatched Earrings

Dental Gold • Class Rings

Gold Bracelets

Mens & Womens Gold Rings

Sterling Silverware Pieces

AND MORE!!!

WE ALSO PURCHASE

VINTAGE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

STERLING SILVER TEA SETS • DIAMONDS

PLATINUM JEWELRY • ANTIQUE TOYS

COMIC BOOKS • VINTAGE ADVERTISEMENTS

DENTAL GOLD • COSTUME JEWELRY

COCA-COLA MEMORABILIA • POCKET KNIVES

CANDLESTICK HOLDERS

AND MORE, MUCH MORE!

TUESDAY, MAY MARCH 28TH 23RD THROUGH THRU MARCH SATURDAY, 27TH JUNE 1ST

TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY 10AM-6PM

SATURDAY 10AM-3PM

RESIDENCE COUNTRY INN-DUBLIN AND SUITES

645 GRISWOLD ROAD

6364 FRANTZ RD

ELYRIA, OH 44035

Off 270/33 Exit 17A (Next to Kroger)

OFF 90/Lorain Road

Premier Gold, Silver & Coin Association

FREE HOME APPOINTMENTS!

For show info or directions call 419-203-3720 OR 567-202-6031

For show info or directions call 419-203-3720

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