Grove City Messenger - March 21st, 2021

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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 prenursing

program at the South-Western

Career Academy her junior year. She

said it was wonderful being around likeminded

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

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle

Brandie Alexander, a senior in the pre-nursing program at the South-Western Career

Academy, gets to demonstrate her acting chops as Bri Given (standing) works on a

bedside skill on March 11. The students in the program are 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.

appeared to be spreading in Wuhan,

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

homes was lost. They held on to hope that

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Students go back

to the buildings

By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

The South-Western City Schools

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.

According to Wise, preschool students

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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

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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,

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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 inperson

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.

news and notes

City offers scholarship program

The Grove City college scholarship program is

designed to assist students with the financial obligations

of obtaining a post-secondary education.

To qualify, a student must prove residency within

the city of Grove City’s corporation limit, attend a participating

school and agree to perform 10 hours of

qualified community service for full-time students and

five hours for part-time students. The student must

also maintain a C average per semester.

The application deadline is April 1 for the summer

semester. For more information, visit www.grovecityohio.gov.

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.

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.”

The one bright spot, they said, was the arrival of

instructor Becky McNeil, a registered nurse with close

to two decades of experience working in an intensive

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.

“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.”


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Greyhounds take it to the mat

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Extending the wrestling season is always the goal. Grove City did just that by doing

well enough in the sectionals to qualify nine wrestlers out of 14 weight classes into the

Division I District Championships, held March 6-7 at Hilliard Darby High School. At the

end of the weekend, two Greyhounds would move on to the next step by qualifying for

their first trip to the State Wrestling Championships, which for Division I wrestlers will

again be at Hilliard Darby. Here sophomore Braxton Sheets took on the best in the district’s

120-pound class and started off with an 11-7 win. He fell a point short in his second

match, going into the consolation bracket. Sheets battled back, shown here on his

way to pin junior, Josh Niemann of Watkins Memorial. Sheets went on to claim wins of

17-2 and 7-4 before placing fourth. Sheet’s four wins over the weekend took his season

record to 27-4.

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Comets compete in championships

Central Crossing High School qualified six wrestlers for the Division 1 District

Wrestling Championships held March 6-7 at Hilliard Darby High School. Here, the

182-pound sophomore Ryder Gwartney had his hands full with Marysville sophomore

Brady Seger. Gwartney got the take down but Seger took the win. The Comet

wrestler closed his season with a 21-10 record. Gwartney was joined at the tournament

by teammates, Max Webb, Jamie Ramirez, Oliver Savage, Caleb Eads, and

Abel Garantche.

The 182-pound junior Brayden Benson won by a pin over Central Crossing rival Ryder

Gwartney to start the tournament but fell in his second match. Benson is shown here

on his way to pin Westerville North sophomore Corey Howlett in his third match to get

back on track. Wins came in Benson’s next two matches with his battle for third ending

in a 3-2 loss that would earn him the fourth place and a secure spot in the state championship.

Benson will go on to face the best in the state with a record of 24-2.

Shown here looking on are Comet coaches Cody Wimer (left) and Jamie Ramirez

as sophomore Jamie Ramirez battles on the mat with Broc Fitzpatrick of Olentangy

Liberty who would take the win. The younger Ramirez has been wrestling since he

was 5 years old and would finish the season at the district tournament with a

record of 31-10.


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Expanded services now offered at library

Southwest Public Libraries has launched expanded services at

both the Grove City Library and the Westland Area Library. Inbuilding

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

•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.

For more information, visit www.swpl.org.

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news and notes

Cleanup Day

The Keep Grove City Beautiful Cleanup

Day will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on

April 10. Volunteers can pick up litter from

the area of their choice or they can accept

an assignment. Keep Grove City Beautiful

will loan out sticks and supply trash bags.

Equipment can be picked up at the Gantz

Farmhouse, 2255 Home Road. To register

for the event, visit www.grovecityohio.gov.

Mayor’s Court

Grove City Mayor’s Court will be held

from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 24 in the

Safety Complex, 3360 Park St. Visit the

Grove City Mayor’s Court website,

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The City Beat

By Andrea Cordle

Grove City Editor

According to the Solid Waste Authority

of Central Ohio (SWACO), as much as 40

percent of the food produced in the United

States goes to waste. The amount of food

wasted in central Ohio alone equates to

wasting 41 billion gallons of water, 22 million

gallons of gas, 187 million meals, and

$400 million. For every Franklin County

resident, there are 260 pounds of food

waste landfilled each year.

As part of the Community Waste

Reduction Grant, SWACO awarded more

than $224,000 to several local organizations

trying to reduce its waste and divert

materials from the landfill. The city of

Grove City was awarded $9,227 to implement

a residential food waste drop-off location.

“SWACO wants to change the way our

community views the waste we each create,”

said Ty Marsh, executive director of

SWACO. “When recoverable materials, like

food, plastics and cardboard, are thrown

away instead of reused or recycled, we toss

out the opportunity to support local businesses

and jobs and we waste precious natural

resources.”

According to Linda Rosine, environmental

supervisor for the city of Grove City, the

food waste drop-off location will be located

behind Brookpark Middle School, near the

Big Splash off Southwest Boulevard. It will

include a large tote-lined bin that will be

collected each week and taken away for

compost.

“We are very excited about this,” said

Rosine. “It makes people think about all

the food they waste.”

Rosine said residents who would like to

participate can collect their food scraps in a

composting container and drop them off in

the city’s bin. Common composting items

include fruit and vegetable scraps like

banana peels and citrus rinds, coffee

grounds, stale bread, and tea bags. Rosine

said this location will accept even more

food waste.

“It takes meat; it takes everything you

have in your kitchen,” said Rosine.

This program will expand composting

efforts in Grove City. Rosine said the city

has offered composting bins at community

events like the Grove City Area Chamber of

Commerce Farmers Market. This will be a

permanent fixture, at least during its oneyear

pilot program.

“This will give people an option,” said

Rosine.

The cost for the residential food waste

drop-off location is just over $11,600. While

the city did receive the $9,277 grant from

SWACO, the city will contribute about

$2,400. The funds will cover the hauling

expense, signage, the enclosure, and landscaping

(which will include a pollinator

garden). The city will work with Go ZERO

to haul the food waste and compost it.

“Our goal is to keep as much out of the

landfill as possible,” said Rosine. “This is

another vehicle to decrease waste.”

If the pilot program is successful, Rosine

said the city could offer additional drop-off

locations. Once people are permitted to

gather in public, the city may have compost

stations at community events. Rosine also

said she would be interested in exploring

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City secures grant for a food waste drop-off location

Blood drives in Grove City

The American Red Cross will host blood

drives in Grove City. The drives will take

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

Grove City Kingston Center and from 8

a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at the Grove City

United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus

By Andrea Cordle

Grove City Editor

Grove City leaders envision a park at

the Beulah Park redevelopment site that

would be a go-to destination.

“There is an expectation that a park will

be there,” said Grove City councilman

Randy Holt. “It’s time to move forward and

make a difference.”

Council did move forward. At the March

15 meeting, council voted to adopt the Park

at Beulah master plan.

In 2019, the city contracted with MKSK,

an architectural firm, to develop a master

plan for the park space at Beulah Park.

The company conducted an online survey

and held a public meeting to gather community

input. The result was a large destination

park that would feature an

amphitheater, native gardens, walking

trails and exercise stations, a playground,

overlooks and a sledding hill.

This proposal was presented to council

and the city’s administration in 2019 but

no formal action was taken.

Council decided it was time to take that

formal action to move forward with the

planning and development of the area.

“A master plan is a long-term planning

process,” said council president Christine

Houk. “We have to be open to potential

changes as development progresses.”

Per the development agreement

between the city of Grove City and Pat

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partnership opportunities with businesses

or other organizations that may want to

start a composting program.

According to Rosine, the food waste

drop-off location should be up and running

April 5. It is free to use, but the city would

like participants to register through the

parks and recreation department.

Additional information on the program

will be posted on the Grove City website,

www.grovecityohio.gov, in the coming

weeks.

SWACO recently launched a Save More

Than Food initiative. This is a campaign

dedicated to sharing the impact that food

waste has on the health of the community,

economy, and environment. To learn more,

visit savemorethanfood.org.

St. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-

448-3543 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Council meeting

The Grove City Virtual Council meeting

begins at 7 p.m. April 5. Caucus meets at

6:30 p.m.

Park plan for Beulah approved

Kelley with Falco, Smith and Kelley, the

developer would deed approximately 30

acres of land for the city to use as park

space.

Earlier this year, the city set aside $1

million for the park and obtained a grant

from the state of Ohio for $200,000 for the

amphitheater.

According to Chuck Boso, city administrator,

MKSK estimated the cost of the

park at Beulah at approximately $10 million.

However, that estimate did not

include the cost for an amphitheater, which

he said would add on another $3 million.

Boso also said it would cost just over $1

million for site grading and soil.

There were questions about whether an

amphitheater was necessary for the location.

Councilman Roby Schottke said this is

the “proper” location for such an amenity.

He said it is a stage where the Grove City

Winds could perform or even actors from

Little Theatre Off Broadway.

Sam Clark, the Grove City Park Board

president, said he fully supports the park

plan.

“It is a perfect centerpiece to the development,”

he said.

Only one council member voted against

adopting the park master plan — Aaron

Schlabach. He said he feels the plan is

being rushed.

“I would rather have a larger discussion

on the matter.”


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In Education

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School district to offer extended summer programming

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

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.

Moses-Mouser Eye Care

Dr. Joshua Morris is an Optometrist who grew

up in Bellville, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate

degree at the University of Akron, where

he graduated magna cum laude with honors.

Dr. Morris attended The Ohio State University

College of Optometry and graduated cum laude

with honors to receive his Doctor of Optometry Degree in May 2019. After

completing his studies, he was awarded the “Primary Vision Care Clinical

Excellence Award”, in 2019.

Dr. Morris is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Ohio

Optometric Association, and The Ohio State Alumni Association. He is

excited to practice full scope optometry, diagnosing and treating a variety

of ocular disorders and diseases in patients of all ages, but has a special

interest in contact lenses and ocular disease.

On a personal note, Dr. Morris and his wife Tess, enjoy spending time with

their family, friends, and their Bernese Mountain dog Maverick, cheering

on The Ohio State Buckeyes, trying new foods, and exploring Columbus

breweries.

Q: What are floaters and what causes them?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q: How often should someone with new

floaters get an eye exam?

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

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

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

bleeding, retinal tear or retinal detachment.

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

once a year for a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

Schedule your comprehensive eye exam

today with Dr. Morris

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Utility assistance available through AEP Ohio

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 first-come, 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

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meet, a helping hand to ensure their electric service

stays connected.”

Since AEP Ohio and Dollar Energy Fund launched

the Neighbor to Neighbor Program in May 2009, more

than $14.6 million in assistance has been granted to

more than 61,000 customers.

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.

names in the news

University of Alabama grads

Montiera Ferrell-Nelson and Hannah Kinney of Grove City

graduated from The University of Alabama. Ferrell-Nelson

received a bachelor of arts in communication and information sciences.

Kinney received a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Baldwin Wallace recognition

David Kane of Orient has been named to the dean’s list for the

fall semester at Baldwin Wallace University. He is a graduate of

Central Crossing High School majoring in theater acting and

directing.

Pictorial Past

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This 20-room brick house was built by William Breck in 1864

and was not completed until after his death. His widow sold

the property and it eventually became the Woodland Hotel

and later an ‘old ladies home.’ It was located on northwest

Broadway and Park Street. The structure was torn down in

the 1920s to make way for a Sohio gasoline station. Breck

intended the property to serve as his residence and a hotel.

The photos and information in the Pictorial Past are provided

by Don Ivers, curator of the Grove City Welcome Center

and Museum.

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Local scouts send water to southern states

Girl Scout Troops 5925 and 6154 from Grove City held a bottled water drive to help residents in Texas and

Mississippi. Residents in those areas are still recovering from a water shortage due to a winter storm in

mid-February. The scouts collected water from Feb. 23 through March 5. The water was transported to a

food bank in central Texas and a food network in Jackson, Miss. In total, the Girl Scouts collected more

than $7,000 through the local drive.


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Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce

To create a positive environment for the development and success of business

Eldorado Scioto Downs makes

big donation to Foundation

Community involvement is the name of

the game for Eldorado Scioto Downs as they

recently made a $10,000 donation to the

Grove City Chamber Foundation.

This marks the largest single donation

made to the Foundation since its beginning in

2013. This is also the first donation or interaction

of any kind between the Foundation

and Eldorado Scioto Downs. But just because

this is the first interaction between the two

doesn’t mean Eldorado Scioto Downs is a

stranger to the community. They’re anything

but that.

Grove City is home to many of our guests

and team members so we wanted to be established

as a neighbor and not just another

business,” said Amy Ankerson, Director of

Marketing, via email.

Being a Chamber member was a gateway

of sorts to working with the Foundation. Eldorado

Scioto Downs has supported, and continues

to support, Chamber events, while

team members have found individual ways to be involved

such as with the board.

But as Ankerson said of being a neighbor, Eldorado

Scioto Downs is on a mission to be more than just another

business, but to be part of the fabric of the community.

They also take the importance of education

seriously.

“As a community, as an individual, as a business,

we all have a responsibility to the inspiration and success

of everyone and everything within,” Ankerson

said. “We strive to be part of that influence for personal

and professional development.”

Another part of that neighborly effort is to feel like

home. Just as a good neighbor might strive to make

their home inviting and welcoming for company, so is

Eldorado Scioto Downs recently made a $10,000 donation to

the Grove City Chamber Foundation.

true of Eldorado Scioto Downs.

“Eldorado started as and continues to operate as a

family business so our organization is built upon the

premise of ‘family style service’,” said Ankerson. “Our

goal is that every guest feels welcome, comfortable,

and safe so we can be their home away from home!”

The Chamber and the Foundation aren’t the only

community initiatives of Eldorado Scioto Downs. They

have been known to jump in to contribute around the

community for a variety of efforts and activities. But

the latest initiative Ankerson spoke of is one familiar

and close to the Chamber’s heart: supporting local

businesses.

Eldorado, too, weathered the spring shutdowns and

See ELDORADO, page 8

Taste of Grove City

grows to four weeks

After a 2020 absence, A Taste of Grove City is back on the schedule

and bigger than ever.

This year the event will be held over the course of four weeks beginning

Monday, April 5. Each of the four weeks will focus on a different

type of food or theme to best celebrate and promote that type

of restaurant in the Grove City community. All participating restaurants

are listed at the end of this article. These specialty weeks are:

•Monday, April 5 - Sunday, April 11: Burger Week. Enjoy your favorite,

or discover a new twist on this all-American classic. Participating

restaurants will have discounts, and potentially brand-new

burgers to launch during this week.

•Monday, April 12 - Sunday, April 18: Pizza Week. Pineapple on top?

Cauliflower crust on the bottom? Classic pep and cheese to a crisp?

Enjoy all of the possibilities pizza has, and more! We could even see

a brand-new pizza debut from a participating restaurant, too, the

possibilities are endless.

•Monday, April 19 - Sunday, April 25: Restaurant Week. This week

will include all cuisine not previously featured, making the possibilities

endless once again. Sample popular cuisines of the world

without leaving Grove City as we have Italian, Asian and regional

American cuisines lined up.

•Monday, April 26 - Sunday, May 2: Sweet Treats Week. Satisfy your

sweet tooth anytime of the day from morning with our donut participants,

to our many desserts lined up to finish off a meal! Get

ready for sweet features, and as with the previous weeks, there’s

the potential for a new item debuting just for Sweet Treat Week.

“What’s different besides the length, and how is this working?”,

you might ask. To join in the food festivities, restaurant patrons

will visit the specific restaurant(s) of their choosing to participate

and enjoy various deals, specials, and of course great food with that

restaurant. Restaurants are ready to welcome you back to their dining

rooms, but are also ready to fill your carry-out orders should

dining in not work for you.

All participants, whether restaurants, patrons, or sponsors, are

encouraged to engage on social media by sharing posts or posting

photos from their dining experiences. The Grove City Area Chamber

of Commerce can be found on social media using @gcchamber

and using hashtags #tasteofgc2021 and #tasteofgrovecity2021.

See TASTE, page 8

Wild Roses: A spotlight on the 2020 Helena McComb Award winner

The Helena McComb Award is a special honor awarded to a selected

piece of art that uses flowers as its core focal point.

Named for one of the festival’s co-founders, the late mother of

Heartland Bank’s President and CEO Scott McComb, this award

honors Helena’s love of flowers. The winner is selected by the Mc-

Comb family and is viewed as one of the most prestigious awards

of the festival.

This year’s Helena McComb award winner is Florence Smith.

Winning this award for Mrs. Smith is not just an honor, but a

glimmer of light at the end of a very difficult journey during 2020.

If they say that cats have nine lives, then I think that Florence

Smith can claim at least five. During our visit with one another,

over Zoom of course, I was able to learn so much about this local

artist who started out her professional life as an entrepreneur in

east Cleveland and landed as an artist in Grove City. Mrs. Smith

attended Kent State as an art student in the late 1950s/early

1960s, at a time when higher education was not considered “necessary”

for a young lady.

She initially majored in art, but was pulled aside by art teachers

who encouraged her to change her major, which she did. Upon

graduation, she earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education

with a minor in art. After graduation, she married and started

her family life with husband T.J. Smith, a steel mill worker from

Warren, Ohio.

In 1967 they started an administrative employment placement

agency, Brunswick Personnel. T.J. was the finance and operations

man and Florence was the mastermind behind sales and marketing.

See AWARD, page 8

This

year’s

Helena

McComb

award

winner is

Florence

Smith,

shown

here with

her

painting.


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AWARD

Welcoming our 2021 Board President

It’s a new year, which means we also

have a new Chamber Board President. Join

us in welcoming Ed Fleming to the president

position for 2021!

Ed’s no stranger to the Chamber as he

has served on the board in the past, including

his previous year as President-Elect. Ed

is the owner and founder of Shepherd Insurance

Partners, which he started in 2015 and

continues to grow. He’s a lifelong resident in

Grove City, and we’re grateful he’s chosen

to put his time and energy back into his

hometown.

We also want to thank our 2020, or “retiring”

President Wayne Coakley for his

service and leadership during a challenging

year. While Wayne has passed the gavel on

to Ed, Wayne will still be active with the

Chamber and his work with Grenade Marketing.

Grove City Living

Continued from page 7

The couple operated this business until

they were 50-years-old, at which time they

decided they were “going fishing” and they

did. Florence and T.J. jumped in their RV

and started their fishing expedition in

Canada, traveling around to different

provinces fishing in some of the most interesting

places in North America.

Their travels also continued throughout

the continental United States as they mined

for precious rocks, crystals and gold, another

hobby of the adventurous couple.

At the age of 60, Florence, who’d always

had a love of art, decided to take up watercolors.

It was time for her to further explore the

artist within. After taking some time to search

for the right class she finally found a teacher

who was willing to accept her into their class.

She really devoted herself to watercolor and

worked at it every day to perfect her art.

She also became very interested in Gesso

- a substance with the consistency of toothpaste,

used to prepare or prime a canvas before

using it. This substance is traditionally

used by oil painters, however Florence

found use for it with watercolors and applied

the primer substance to paper. This

substance allows for the illusion of movement

through applied texture on paper.

Shortly after starting her new art class,

Florence was asked to become the art

teacher which she loved. She taught art to

other senior citizens for 15 years.

In January 2020, Florence found herself

facing a decision. Continue teaching those

few days a week or stay home to take care

of her husband T.J., whose health was failing.

The decision made itself. She discontinued

her teaching to take care of her beloved.

In July of 2020 T.J. passed on, leaving Florence

behind to continue her work and lead

the family. In the middle of a global pandemic

Florence was now without her students

and her T.J., so she moved to Central

Ohio where her daughter lives.

Throughout the years of entrepreneurship,

traveling, teaching and being a caretaker

for T.J., Florence found her release

through the soothing flow of the watercolors.

She favors painting landscape and nature

pictures that reminded her of her

travels with T.J. and her love of nature.

Florence described to me in such details

how she remembers the light of the sun hitting

the trees, the rocks and all of the elements

of the landscape below.

“You see the world differently after you

paint it,” Florence said.

Many of her students have reported back

to her that they now see the world differently

after attending her classes. Florence

almost didn’t enter her winning piece in the

Arts in the Alley festival. She had just

moved to Grove City at the time and admitted

to being a little skeptical of how an online

event would operate.

She was pleasantly surprised with how

successful the event turned out and her

family enjoyed the online artwork, music

ELDORADO

Continued from page 7

is now in a position to support other local

businesses, they have a plan in place:

“Through several giveaways, our prizes

include gift cards for local merchants in an

effort to keep economic stimulation redirected

within the community,” said Ankerson.

Just as we’re happy to have Eldorado

Scioto Downs in the community, Ankerson

said Eldorado Scioto Downs is happy to call

this Central Ohio community home, and

they’re even looking to what might be next.

TASTE

Continued from page 7

Additional information can also be found

on the Taste of Grove City website:

https://www.gcchamber.org/taste-of-grovecity/

A Taste of Grove City is made possible

this year thanks to many sponsors and their

commitment to our community and celebrating

local restaurants. This year’s sponsors

include: Credit Union of Ohio

(presenting sponsor), Sanderson Automotive,

The City of Grove City, American Eagle

Mortgage, Heartland Bank, KEMBA Financial

Credit Union, and Telhio.

We also want to thank the following local

businesses for supporting this year’s participants,

including: Brandi J.

Newland:RE/MAX Realty, Coldwell Banker

Realty, Edward Jones: Chris Gourley,

Grenade Marketing, Home2Suites and Tru

by Hilton-Grove City, Katie Antry: The

Antry Issacs Team at Saxton Realty, Kat-

Bro Consulting, Kay Kaho Coldwell Banker,

Mojo on Broadway, My Business Resource,

Newcomer Funeral Home, Shepherd Insurance

Partners, and Scott Molino: Leavitt

Group Midwest- Smith, Molino & Sichko Insurance

Agency.

Participating restaurants:

-BIBIBOP

-Blu Willy’s

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and activities the festival had to offer.

When named the Helena McComb winner,

she felt such a sense of pride and validation

in the work that she loves so much.

Her beautiful winning piece is named “Wild

Roses.”

Kailyn McComb, a member of the McComb

family and branch manager of Heartland’s

Clintonville branch, was able to meet with

Florence and her family in a socially distance

setting to present the award and the check.

This meant the world to Florence and her

family. Since winning the Helena McComb

award Florence has enjoyed local recognition

and appreciation for sharing her talents.

Moving forward Florence will soon be

sharing her talents with the community at

the Grove City Creative Clinic Center on

Front Street. She will be teaching a watercolors

class open to everyone. She also plans

to do a series of virtual short sessions on

techniques such as painting trees and lighting

on her personal social media pages.

“We continue to explore opportunities to

be a fundamental cornerstone for our neighborhood.”

Want to check out or keep up with Eldorado

Scioto Downs and their hospitality and

entertainment offerings? First, we suggest

visiting sciotodowns.com where they’ll have

up-to-date listings of their hours, including

that of their restaurants. Next, keep up with

them on social media: Use @SciotoDowns on

Facebook, and @eldoradoscioto for Instagram

and Twitter.

-Brew Brothers at Scioto Downs

-Capital City Cakes

-China Bell

-Cimi’s Bistro

-Cold Stone Creamery

-Dragon Donuts

-Fusion

-Flyers (665 Location)

-Garden Bar

-Grandstand Pizza

-Grove City Brewing Co./Plum Run Winery

-Grove City Nutrition

-Grove Sheek Boutique

-Honey Baked Ham

-IHOP

Jet’s Pizza

-Jolly Pirate Donuts

-Lilly’s Kitchen Table

-Longhorn Steakhouse

-Marco’s Pizza

-Mr. Southern Flava

-O’Charley’s

-OH-YO Frozen Yogurt

-Planks

-Siam Hibatchi

-Sunny Street Café

-The Academy Grill at SWCSD Career

Academy

-Zamarelli’s Pizza Palace


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News from the Chamber Foundation: Wreath It and also scholarship information

First ‘Wreath It’ a success

The Chamber Foundation’s first-ever

wreath fundraiser sale, known as Wreath It,

proved to be a satisfying end to 2020.

The Foundation raised $1,000 by selling

14 wreaths in just a few weeks leading up to

the holidays. This made for “a very nice little

fundraiser especially considering how quickly

it came together,” according to Foundation

President Greg Dawkins. Greg also expressed

his thanks to Wendi Gang of StoryPoint and

Tami Washington from Newcomer.

Wendi and Tami teamed up in October to

see how StoryPoint could work together

with the Foundation, and how Wendi’s idea

of a wreath project could not only be included

but come to life. The goal, in addition

to being a fundraiser, was to bring as many

members of the community together as possible,

especially during a time when everyone

is told to stay apart.

And just as love is often the secret ingredient

in a holiday treat, perhaps it was the

secret ingredient here, too.

“Wendi and I both love Christmas, so this

was the perfect initial collaboration!” Tami

said via email.

The community responded and joined in

the labor of love by decorating, donating,

and purchasing the wreaths. Wreaths of all

décor styles rolled in and by way of the online

store, eventually made their way to

homes around the community.

Wendi, Tami, Greg, and the entire Foundation

Board are already looking forward to

and making plans for 2021’s Wreath It sale

and festivities. Planning is already underway,

but common themes to look forward to

include “bigger” and “earlier.” One key wish

list item we join Wendi in hoping can come

true: an in person event.

Foundation Scholarship

Applications for the three types of scholarships

from the Grove City Chamber Foundation

are posted online at

gcchamberfoundation.org/scholarships. In

order of deadline, the scholarships are:

•High School Scholarship: Applications

due by March 19. This type of scholarship is

for graduating high school seniors (senior

high school class of 2021) who live within the

South-Western City School District area.

•Chamber Affiliate Scholarship: First

deadline is March 19. These scholarships

are for employees or family members of a

Chamber member business. This type of

scholarship can be applied to essentially any

type of education that will result in some

form of certificate or degree. For a master’s

degree, a recipient must be an employee of

the Chamber member business. Additional

deadlines for this scholarship are: July 1,

Sept. 17, and Dec. 17.

•Renewing Scholarship: Applications

due by July 1. This scholarship is for students

currently enrolled in a post-secondary

program, whose primary residence is within

the South-Western City School District, and

have received a prior scholarship from the

Chamber Foundation.

For information about the Grove City Area

Chamber of Commerce, call (614) 875-9762.

The Chamber is located at:

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The 41st Arts in the Alley event looked a

little different than what we’ve known in

the past.

This year the tents that line Broadway

and Park Street were replaced with a virtual

display of art and music due to the

COVID-19 pandemic. The event organizers

were able to include many of the normal features

of the event including vendors, the

craft show, fine arts show, photography

show, quilt show, youth art show, judging,

kid’s fun street and an entertainment virtual

stage.

This bulk of the main event ran from

mid-November to the end of the 2020 year.

During that time, event participants could

vote on their favorite artists and enjoy some

of the interactive art experiences as well as

listen to the musical performances. If you

missed the active event period, no worries,

the virtual event can still be experienced at

www.artsinthealley.gcchamber.org.

Winners of this year’s Arts in the Alley

event were picked by the of 2020. Here are

a list of winners and runners-up of the craft,

fine arts, photography, quilt and youth art

shows:

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Welcome to the Arts in the Alley Winner’s Circle

CRAFT SHOW

•Best of Show

- Rocking Horse, Dan Wilson - wood

- 1st, crib, Chase Hicks

- 2nd, fly fishing boxes, Chase Hicks

- 3rd, keepsake box, Dan Wilson

•Decorating

- 1st, framed art flower bouquet handmade

with vintage/costume jewelry, Kathleen

Locker

- 2nd, Tied up in Knots, Patti Morlock

- 3rd, All the Little Children (reverse

stained glasspainted), Jill Althoff

•Needle Art

- 1st, aguacero sweater, Amy Lawson

- 2nd, navy prayer shawl, Barbara Brotherton

- 3rd, Koala reading pillow, Bev Kenney

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Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

•Best of Show

- Wildlife Sighting 3

•Amateur Open

- 1st, The Skeptic

- 2nd, Strawberry Hill Sunrise

- 3rd, Adventuring

•Mobile Phone

- 1st, Musical Soul

- 2nd, Bougainvillea

- 3rd, Wildlife Sighting 3

•Professional

- 1st, A Gardener’s Best Friend

- 2nd, Rose

- 3rd, The Day is Done

YOUTH ARTS

•Best of Show

- Sky’s Array, Central Crossing High

School

•People’s Choice

- The Collectors Hand, Hilliard Bradley

High School

•Primary Grades Mixed Media

- 1st, The Christmas Tree Shop, South-

Western Virtual Learning Academy Grade

2

- 2nd, I Love Scarecrows, South-Western

City Schools Virtual Learning Academy

- 3rd, Me and Mommy, Home School

Learner, Kindergarten

•Primary Grades Photography

- 1st, Morning Dew, Home School, Grade

2

- 2nd, Let’s Slide, West Franklin Elementary

School, Grade 2

- 3rd, Say Cheese, West Franklin Elementary

School, Grade 2

•Intermediate Grade Mixed Media

- 1st, Peaceful Pencil Flowers, Darbydale

Elementary

- 2nd, Hall of My Beauty, Buckeye Woods

Elementary

- 3rd, Sunset, Home School Grade 5

•Intermediate Grade Photography

- 1st, Keeping an Eye on You, Bishop

Flaget Catholic School Remote Learning

- 2nd, The Striped Grasshopper, Monterey

Elementary School Virtual Learner

- 3rd, Dandelion, West Franklin Elementary

School

•Middle School Mixed Media

- 1st, All the Time on My Hands, South-

Here are a few winners from the virtual

Arts in the Alley event.

Western Learning Academy

- 2nd, Love for the Game, Hayes Intermediate

- 3rd, Color is Better, Young

•Middle School Mixed Media

- 1st, Breakfast, Home School, Grade 7

- 2nd, Barn Girls, Hayes Intermediate

•High School 2D

- 1st, Portrait of Tom Hiddleston, Central

Crossing High School

- 2nd, Blend in, Grove City High School

- 3rd, The Collector’s Hand, Hilliard

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- 1st, Break Free, Grove City High School

- 2nd, Jumping Through Hoops, Hilliard

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ARTS

Thanks for a great Arts

in the Alley: Home Edition

Arts in the Alley took to the “streets” of

the Internet this year in a virtual home edition

and we’re so thankful for the many key

people and groups who made this possible.

Each played a valuable role and we can’t

imagine success without them.

We have great sponsors who stepped up

to support a community tradition, but yet

also jump on board with its change in format.

They are as follows:

•Presenting Sponsor: Heartland Bank;

•Platinum Sponsors: City of Grove City,

Mount Carmel Grove City, OhioHealth;

•Silver Sponsors: Cintas, Eldorado

Scioto Downs, Shawn Marquis Agency, The

Goddard School, The Macintosh Company-

Monterey and West Park;

•Copper Sponsors: Franklin County

Banking Center, Hirth Norris Garrison,

Jackson Township, McDonald’s, Walmart;

•Bronze Sponsors: Better Business Bureau-Central

Ohio, Converse Electric, Morley

Parren Bright Insurance.

Our hardworking show chairs make sure

that our shows run smoothly, but this year

that included the transition to a digital platform.

They are as follows:

•Photography Show: Neal Lauron;

•Youth Art Show: Rhonda Ranney;

•Fine Art Show: Judi Young and Dennise

Hunt;

•Quilt Show: Patty Estadt;

•Craft Show: Shelley Davis.

In addition to our show chairs, we also

had many volunteers give of their time to

make sure our event not only existed this

year, but thrived. We thank them for their

commitment to our community and its traditions.

Our show chairs and volunteers can coordinate

as many shows as they want, but

where would be without the artists who

enter? Whether a returning artist or new to

Arts in the Alley, we’re grateful you chose to

share your work with the world by way of

our show. We look forward to all of your future

masterpieces.

We were fortunate to have a variety of

vendors hop on board and sell their creations

by way of the Arts in the Alley website.

We thank them for seeing the potential

in this unique opportunity, and hope they

were able to expand their customer reach

from it. We look forward to working with

them again in the future.

We thank everyone who played even the

smallest role in making the Home Edition

of Arts in the Alley a success. We hope that

it provided a little artistic joy to your lives,

and look forward to 2021’s festivities.

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- 3rd, Ohio’s response by Number, David

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- 1st, Hearts & Flower, Betty Fisher

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- 1st, Flowers Still Bloom in a Pandemic,

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Grove City Living

A Taste of the South comes to Grove City

True to its name, Mr. Southern Flava: A

Taste of the South has brought a taste of the

south to the heart of Grove City. While one

half of this husband-wife duo is from Grove

City, Renee, her husband Neal, hails from

Mississippi where he grew up cooking with

his mother and grandmother. Her hometown

and his culinary experiences have

made for a satisfying pair.

The beginning

For Neal, it did all begin in his family’s

kitchen which led into being the head chef

of sorts at family gatherings where he’d

smoke the meat. Serving up a great meal

had become his passion, and that interest

even led to his nickname, and eventual business

name:

“The name MrSouthernflava was a nickname

of Neal’s as he was growing up,”

Renee explained via email.

Fast forward to December 2019 as Neal

and Renee considered what would come

next for them–she had been laid off and he

was working 12 hour days. Renee had a

business degree, 20 years in the finance

field, and a dream of owning a business of

some sort. Neal of course had his experience

in serving up great food, and a dream of

having someplace to serve it. He brought up

the idea of a food truck.

Making it happen

“We turned our dining room into our ‘war

room’ where we would spend our time developing

menu ideas and having online meetings,”

Renee said of their efforts to bring Mr.

Southern Flava–the restaurant or food

truck, to life.

It’s said sometimes that hopeful business

owners look for “signs” to guide them in the

right direction. Perhaps this is true in the

sense of the “for rent” sign Renee and Neal

spotted for a place along Broadway that had

a commercial kitchen.

After plenty of sorting things through

with the appropriate parties, it was decided

Mr. Southern Flava: A Taste of the South

would open as a curbside pickup and delivery

restaurant. This played right into the

restaurant trends of 2020 - a pandemic

world as more people opted for take-out or

delivery, and sit-down restaurants facing

new rules almost daily.

But how do you keep chasing a dream in

a world with more uncertainty than ever?

Sheer determination. Renee, Neal, and

the rest of their family never stopped pushing

toward the goal, seeking outside guidance

as needed to help navigate or forge the

path ahead.

“Once I have my mind set on something

I go for it,” Renee said. “My mindset is always

in go mode, never stop learning and

growing.”

Crafting a menu

Securing a location and all of the business-minded

items to establishing a restaurant

was one thing, but there was still a

menu to create. Neal had a head start

though given his experiences and collection

of family recipes straight from the South,

which include the Southern baked beans

with hamburger in it, the meat rubs and the

barbecue sauces.

The menu is packed with Southern and

barbecue favorites–from the mac-n-cheese

to the smoked meats. But one item didn’t

originate from a Mississippi family kitchen,

but rather a product of additional consultation:

the pulled pork sweet potato, a twist

on the recently popular pulled pork baked

potato.

“The sweet potato with pulled pork came

from a consultation with a chef, one of the

many people that helped us!” Renee said.

“We were thinking about the original recipe

with the regular potato and pulled pork but

the chef brought up the contrast of the

sweet and savory and it works!”

Renee noted that the smoked baby back

and the St. Louis ribs are the specialty, but

they’re beginning to see two other items

emerge as fan-favorites:

“Our Big Mouth Burger, an angus burger

with pulled pork, onion straws, cheese and

lettuce/tomato has been a big seller as well

as our Shrimp Poboy.”

Outside of serving up great food and running

a successful business, Renee has additional

hopes for Mr. Southern Flava. She

wants to leave a legacy for her and Neal’s

children (between the two of them they have

six) so there is something to pass down to

them. Renee also wants to show anyone can

own a business and succeed in Grove City.

As part of an interracial family Renee

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knows and recognizes the importance of

bringing diversity to an otherwise predominantly-Caucasian

community.

Grove City is a great place to live and

raise your children,” Renee said. “We can all

be accepted and thrive in this city.”

Into the future

Renee is already thinking about the next

moves for Mr. Southern Flava: A Taste of

the South. The duration of COVID-19 as a

threat factors into those decisions. But a

second location or a food truck are on the

radar for 2021. Whether this comes about in

2021 or further down the road, Renee

shared another location goal:

“Our dream is to move into a restaurant

space that has outdoor seating and have

multiple smokers around the seating area.”

No matter the circumstances, Renee encourages

others chasing their dreams to

keep after it and push fear aside.

“There is absolutely no way to know

what you are getting into until you are

going through it!” she said. “Make sure you

have professionals on your side to turn to

and don't be scared to follow your dreams-

You only live once!”

Mr. Southern Flava will be participating

in this year’s Taste of Grove City! Here’s

how you can learn more about them: Visit

them online to view hours, menus, and to

order: www.mrsouthernflava.com/ and keep

up with them on social media: Facebook

@mrsouthernflava and Instagram:

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Active Lifestyles

A bi-monthly feature celebrating the

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

Introducing Director Orvell Johns

Orvell Johns, the director for the

Franklin County Office on Aging or FCOA,

took his role in June of 2020 and since then

has continued to advocate for the work his

office does everyday for the lives of older

adults and their caregivers in central Ohio.

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

independence and age in place. Since his

hire, 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 Johns

would like to initiate 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. If you would like to send in a question,

do so by sending an email to

FCOA.Director@franklincountyohio.gov.

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Hannigan Memorials is part of the family of

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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

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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

your world will be filled with laughter when

you take him home. He is housebroken

and loves car rides. Adopt him from the

Franklin County Dog Shelter.

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Pico is a 9-year-old

chihuahua who is a

shy boy. He is still

adjusting to being in

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

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content to

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mice. This easy

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loving family. She is

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months old. She is

up for adoption

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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

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 mothe

r - a n d - d a u g h t e r

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

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Employment

CLASS A DRIVERS for roll-off & dump trailer positions

• Day shift drivers haul locally around Columbus area, home nightly

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• Clean record required

BENEFITS

• Excellent Salary

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Call Bryon at 614-539-2570

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xEmployment

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READER

ADVISORY

The National Trade Association

we belong to has

purchased the following

classifieds. Determining

the value of their service

or product is advised by

this publication. In order

to avoid misunderstandings,

some advertisers do

not offer “employment”

but rather supply the

readers with manuals, directories

and other materials

designed to help

their clients establish mail

order selling and other

businesses at home. Under

NO circumstance

should you send any

money in advance or give

the client your checking,

license ID or credit card

numbers. Also beware of

ads that claim to guarantee

loans regardless of

credit and note that if a

credit repair company

does business only over

the phone it’s illegal to request

any money before

delivering its service. All

funds are based in US

dollars. Toll Free numbers

may or may not

reach Canada. Please

check with the Better

Business Bureau 614-

486-6336 or the Ohio Attorney

General’s Consumer

Protection Section

614-466-4986 for more

information on the company

you are seeking to

do business with.

Employment

Southeast Healthcare is seeking the following positions:

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

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

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

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

program and supervises employee activities.

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

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

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

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

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

recovery process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We only hire non-smokers.

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

education reimbursement and generous paid time off.

For a full list of opportunities, go to https://southeasthc.org/employment

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xAuction

PRATER AUCTION

ERNIE AND SHARON PRATER

SATURDAY MARCH 27, 2021 @ 10AM

5048 HARRISBURG PIKE (US 62), GROVE CITY, OHIO 43123

HORSE DRAWN EQUIP, BLACKSMITH TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, GUNS, STEAM

WHISTLES, ANVILS, FORGE, TOOLS AND FURNITURE

EQUIPMENT: BOBCAT PRO CAT ZERO TURN MODEL 94228E, 512 HOURS, 52” SIDE DISCHARGE; 2

ROW IH PLANTER; 3 PT FIELD CULTIVATOR; NH 467 HAYBINE; JD 4 BOTTOM MTD PLOW; 18.4X38 T

RAIL DUALS; NH SUPER 68 TWINE BALER; GRASS SEEDERS; JD 300 BACKHOE W/CAB WITH 3

BUCKETS; FORD 8’ PULL TYPE ROTARY CUTTER; SHORELAND 8X10 SNOWMOBILE TRAILER W/

RAMPS; 1978 BIRMINGHAM 12K TANDEM PAN TRAILER W/ RAMPS; MISC SMALL 3 PT EQUIPMENT;

TANDEM BOAT TRAILER; EZ-GO GAS GOLF CART (NOT RUNNING) ALLIED LOADER

HORSE DRAWN EQUIP: TWO GANG DISC W/ SULKY; SLIP SCOOP; IH 5’ SICKLEBAR MOWER; BUCK

BOARD WAGON COMPLETE; MCCORMICK 1 BTM HORSE PLOW; HORSE DRAWN SURREY; OLIVER

1 BTM WOODEN BEAM PLOW; 1 BTM PULL TYPE TRIP PLOW; HORSE TONGUES; SINGLE TREES;

DOUBLE TREES; HARNESS; COLLARS; HAMES; BRIDLES; BITS; HALTERS; ENGLISH SADDLE W/

RACK; WESTERN SADDLE

BLACKSMITH: #408 WHIRLWIND BLAST FORGE; CHAMPION 400 BLOWER; MISC BLACKSMITH

TOOLS; HORSE SHOEING CADDY; HORSE SHOES; FISHER AND MORRIS “EAGLE” ANVIL; LARGE TALL

ANVIL W/ HARDI HOLE; SHORT ANVIL W/HARDI HOLE

ANTIQUES: WOODEN BOXES; PLATFORM SCALES; WOODEN SHOW BOX; METAL FEED BIN;

NESTING BOX; MISC CHICKEN EQUIP; PORCH SWING; LARD PRESS; BUGGY JACK; APPLE BUTTER

STIR; SADDLE RACK; DINNER BELL W/ YOKE; STEEL WHEEL RINGS; BUGGY SEAT; WOODEN “2

HOLE” CORN SHELLER; LARGE BUTCHER BLOCK; BUCKEYE CHICKEN BROODER; MAYTAG SINGLE

CYL ENGINE W/ PUMP JACK; STEEL ENTRANCE GATES FROM BEULAH PARK (APPROX 14’) BRASS

STEAM WHISTLES: PEANUT STEAM WHISTLE; LUKENHIMER #2; POWEL 1 ½”; LUKENHIMER 1” FEED

W/ PULL CHAIN; ONFR CO 6” DIA 1 ½” FEEDLINE

GUNS: REMINGTON 22 SPECIAL PUMP HEXBARREL; WINCHESTER MOD 1906 .22 PUMP;

CONNETICUT VALLEY ARMS .50 CAL MUZZLELOADER; IVERS JOHNSON CHAMPION 12 GA.;

WINCHESTER MODEL 255 22 MAGNUM W/ SIMMONS SCOPE; WINCHESTER MODEL 24 16 GA SIDE

X SIDE; AMERICAN BULLY DOG REVOLVER (NOT FUNCTIONING) .45 CAL PROP PISTOL; MISC AMMO

TOOLS: CRAFTSMAN 12 DRAWER COMBO CHEST; MAC TOOL 10 DRAWER DROP FRONT TOOL BOX;

ATLAS ½ DRILL PRESS (BENCH); COLUMBIAN 5” BENCH VISE; ROTARY PARTS BINS; SOCKETS ¼,

⅜, ½, ¾, WRENCHES; SCREWDRIVERS; GRINDERS; CLAMPS; DRILLS; SAWS; SAWS ALL; BENCH

GRINDER; BATTERY CHARGER; CHAIN HOIST; BENCH DRILL PRESS; CRAFTSMAN PORTABLE AIR

COMPRESSOR; WINPOWER 5500W GENERATOR; FLOOR JACKS; BOTTLE JACKS; MISC CABINETS

AND RACKS

MISC EQUIPMENT: TRUCK TOOL BOXES; 150 GAL SKID TANK W/ PUMP; WOODEN 3 WHEEL FEED

CART; HUFFY 3 SPD BIKE; WARM MORNING STOVE; KEROSENE AND PROPANE HEATERS; HYD

CYLINDERS; ELECTRIC SEEDERS; MISC GATES; FLATBED WAGONS; RUNNING GEARS; 110 GAL “L”

FUELTANK; WOODEN SERVICE DESK; CAT TRACTOR UMBRELLA; LAWN TRAILERS; LAWN TOOLS;

WHEEL BARROWS; PLOW HANDLES; HIBAY LIGHTS; PLATFORM SCALES

FURNITURE: RECLINER COUCH; RECLINER LOVESEAT; TABLE W/ 4 CHAIRS AND 2 LEAVES; CHINA

CABINET; 1952 GAS COOKSTOVE; WATERBED; DRESSER; 10 GUN CABINET; KENMORE

REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER; MAYTAG PERFORMA EL DRYER; CHERRY TRIPLE DRESSER W/ MIRROR;

ARMOIRE W/ MIRROR FRONT; MISC WOODEN CHAIRS; WOODEN ROCKER; CHEST TYPE FREEZER;

LAWN JOCKEY

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: CASH AND CHECK WITH PROPER ID. NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS WILL

BE ACCEPTED. ALL ITEMS SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS WITH NO WARRANTIES IMPLIED.

ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT DAY TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER WRITTEN MATERIAL.

NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR ITEMS ONCE SOLD!

HALTERMAN AUCTION SERVICE & BINEGAR AUCTION SERVICE

ROD HALTERMAN 614-736-7101

GARY BINEGAR, MATT BINEGAR 937-981-4614

WWW.BINEGARAUCTIONEERS.COM

Auction

ATTENTION:

AUCTIONEERS

ADVERTISE

Your Auction

with us and

reach a lot

more

customers!

For Display Rates

Call Kathy at

THE COLUMBUS

MESSENGER

614-272-5422

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New authors wanted!

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Free author submission

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Channels + $14.95 high

speed internet. FREE installation,

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Some Restrictions

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Attention: If you or aloved

one worked around the

pesticide Roundup

(glyphosate) for at least 2

years and has been diagnosed

with non-Hodgkin’s

lymphoma, you may be

entitled to compensation.

855-341-5793

CHILD CARE

OFFERED

Depend. Quality Child care

in loving hm. Exp. Mom, n-

smkr, hot meals, sncks,

playroom, fncd yd. Reas.

rates. Laurie at 853-2472

HELP WANTED

Landscape Company

looking for drivers and

non-drivers. Wage negotiable

depending on exp..

Call 614-456-9980,

Espanol 614-648-8424

www.columbusmessenger.com

xCome & Get It!

It’s Coming Back In April!

Come and Get It!

Come & Get It will resume in our April 4, 2021 Issue.

Get your ads in by March 30, 2021 to be included.

Have many copies of Opera News & some

New Yorker Magazines to give away

CS-Columbus (614) 000-0000

Sample Only

Come and Get It! is a bi-weekly column that offers readers an opportunity to pass along

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

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

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

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

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

Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH43204. Deadline is Tuesdays by 5 pm for following Mondays

publication. Messenger Newspapers is not responsible for any complications that may

occur. Please contact us when items are gone. 614-272-5422

Come & Get It!

xAdult Care

VISITING ANGELS

Senior Home Care

by ANGELS

We send you the Best Home Caregivers

1 Hr. up to 24 Hr. Care

Prepared and Ready but still operating COVID Free.

Rates as low as $15.21 an hour!

“We Do Things Your Way”

614-80-ANGEL (614-802-6435)

Call or text for info. www.v-angels.com

Adult Care

Have many copies of Opera News & some

New Yorker Magazines to give away

PD-Columbus (614) 000-0000

Sample Only

xPreschool/Daycare

holding His hand and theirs for over 30 years…

NOW ENROLLING – Call (614) 875-1917

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

Infant, toddler, Pre-K, School Age (virtual & blended learning assistance)

and summer day camp.

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack provided - Open 6:30am to 6:00pm.

childcareinfo@grovecitychristianchildcare.org

www.grovecitychristianchildcare.org

Visit us on Facebook or Instagram

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xFocus on Rentals

March 21, 2021 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 23

xClassified Services

Ashville Senior Apts.

100 Abby Court, Ashville, OH 43103

Income Restricted

Senior Housing for 55 plus

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

Rent: $665/mo.

740-983-2222

This institution is an

equal opportunity provider

WEDGEWOOD

VILLAGE

1, 2, and 3 BR Apts.

Rent Based on Income.

Call 614-272-2800 or visit us

at 777 Wedgewood Dr.

DD/TTY 1-800-567-5857

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

HAVE TO RENT

THAT APARTMENT

BEFORE THE FLOWERS BLOOM?

Advertise

CALL KATHY

The Columbus Messenger

272-5422

WANT TO BUY

WANTS TO Purchase

minerals and other oil &

gas interests. Send details

to: P.O. Box 13557,

Denver, CO 80201

We Buy Cars & Trucks

$300-$3000.614-308-2626

ANTIQUES

WANTED

Victrolas, Watches,

Clocks, Bookcases

Antiques, Furn.

Jeff 614-262-0676

or 614-783-2629

WE BUY JUNK CARS

Call anytime 614-774-6797

Rentals

WANT TO BUY

We Buy Junk Cars &

Trucks. Highest Prices

Paid. 614-395-8775

MISCELLANEOUS

FOR SALE

Electric Snowblower,

easy to handle, works

great $50. 614-465-7763

VACATION RENTALS

Englewood, Florida

Palm Manor Resort

Within minutes of white

sand Gulf beaches,

world famous Tarpon

fishing, golf courses, restaurants/shopping,

Bush

Gardens. 2 BR 2 BA

condos with all ammenities,

weekly/monthly, visit

www.palmmanor.com

or call 1-800-848-8141

AIR CONDITIONING

AIR CONDITIONING

Complete System

Clean & Check

$49.95

AUTO SERVICE

BASEMENT

REMODELING

BLACKTOP

INFORMATION

4/11 A

Free Electronic Leak Testing

All Makes • All Models

45 Yrs. Exp. • Senior Discount

614-351-9025

APPLIANCE REPAIR

Washer, Dryer, Stove &

Refrig. Repair 875-7588

SPRING INTO

Midland Auto Service

for all you auto serv needs

I give FREE advice if you

need help with your car.

614-278-9458/778-3864

A Rating-BBB 47 years

American/Foreign Cars

BASEMENT

WATERPROOFING

Walker’s Basement

Waterproofing. LLC

614-359-4353

AFFORDABLE

BASEMENT

REMODELING

Get the Quality

you deserve

at a price

you can afford.

Call Now

3/28 A

For a Free Est.

614-302-4603

SANTIAGO’S

Sealcoating & Services LLC

Quality Materials Used

SPRING IS HERE!

Driveway Seal & Repair!

Top Seal Cracks!

Residential & Commercial

Mulching, Edging & Clean-ups

“Ask for whatever you need.”

BBB Accredited-Fully Insured

Call or text for Free Est.

4/11

A&M

614-649-1200

FOR ONLY

$74.00

You Can Reach

Over 42,000 Homes

In Our

West & Southwest

Areas

For Info Call

272-5422

BLACKTOP

CITY WIDE

ASPHALT &

CONSTRUCTION

Blacktop & Concrete

Licensed/Bonded

Quality Work

Competitive Prices

6/6 W/gc

Since 1981

Call Craig Lantz

614-374-6217

citywideasphaltand

construction@gmail.com

BBB A+ Accredited Contractor

CONCRETE

AJ’s Concrete,

Masonry

Good Work - Fair Prices

Block Foundations

Driveways • Sidewalks

Epoxy/Overlay Floors

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.

614-419-9932

EDDIE MOORE

CONSTRUCTION

Quality Concrete Work

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

Block Work & Excavation

Stamp Patios,

Bsmt. Wall Restoration

35 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.

Free Ests. 614-871-3834

GALLION

CUSTOM CONCRETE LLC

Specializing in Custom Colors &

Custom Designs of Concrete.

Including Remove & Replace

43 yrs exp & Free Est.

Licensed & Insured

Reputation Built

On Quality

Ronnie

614-875-8364

See Us On Facebook

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concrete.com

www.hastingsnsons.com

Driveways & Extensions

Patio & Walkways,

Porches & Steps,

Garage/Basement Floors

Hot Tub/Shed Pads,

Stamped/colored concrete

Sealing of new &

existing concrete.

Contact Adam

614-756-1754

hastingsandsons.

columbus @gmail.com

Buckeye City

Concrete & Excavating

* Concrete * Foundations

* Waterlines * Drains

*Catch Basins

614-749-2167

buckeyecityconcreteand

excavating@yahoo.com

GUTTERS

Bates & Sons

GUTTER CLEANING

5 ★ Google Reviews

614-586-3417

4/11 A

4/11 W/SW

4/11 A/M

HAULING

DEAN’S HAULING

614-276-1958

HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

SLAGLE

HOME REMODELING

Baths, Kitchen,

Plumbing and Electrical.

All your Handyman needs

No Job too Big or Small

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

Jerry

614-332-3320

KLAUSMAN HOME

IMPROVEMENT

Siding-Windows-

Doors-Roofing-Soffit-

Fascia-Gutters-Trim

Earn FREE Seamless

Gutters with Siding Over

1000 Sq. Ft.

FREE Shutters with

Soffit & Trim

EPA Certified

Member of BBB

Financing Available

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.

Licensed-Bonded-Insured

Owner & Operator

James 614-419-7500

SINCE 1973

Phil Bolon Contr.

Windows & Siding

Decks, Kitchens, Baths

Room Additions,

Flooring, Roofing

Bsmt Waterproofing

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.

47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.

Lic.-Bond-Ins.

4/11

SW/W

4/11

A/M

Free Est. - Financing Avail.

Member BBB Of Cent. OH

O.C.I.E.B. ID #24273

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or 614-863-9912

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Quality is our #1 Priority

HELMS’ CONTRACTING

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New Replacement Windows

Basement Remodels

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W/SW

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Minor Plumbing

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Also Fencing &

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TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

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HOME

REMODELING

Handyman Remodeling

Over 35 yrs exp.

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LAWN CARE

Lawnmasters and

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Give us a call for your

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control, paver patios, etc.

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MOVING

Aaron Allen

Moving

Local Moving since 1956

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www.columbusmessenger.com

2684 Columbus Street, Grove City

614-875-5612

www.purpledoorchurch.com

Easter Sunday Services In-Person:

8:30 & 11:00 am Traditional

9:30 & 11:00 am Contemporary

Facebook Grove City UMC at

11:00 a.m. (t) 9:30 a.m. (c)

11:00 a.m. Table215 Facebook Page (c)

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

First Baptist Church

of Grove City

3301 Orders Rd.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 3rd - 1:00 pm

Easter Sunrise Sunday Service

7:00 a.m.

Morning Worship

9:15 am & 10:45 am

www.firstgc.org

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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