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<strong>Messenger</strong><br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

<strong>April</strong> 4 - 17, <strong>2021</strong> www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XL, No. 13<br />

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Annual Easter egg<br />

hunt back in village<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photos by Dedra Cordle<br />

The annual Easter Egg Hunt in the village of Harrisburg has<br />

been revived. On March 27, children throughout the community<br />

and neighboring region descended upon School Street to<br />

participate in an egg hunt whose mission was solely to bring<br />

smiles to their faces. In the past, the local VFW Post had hosted<br />

the event but it will now be organized by the United<br />

Methodist Church. Pastor Angie Taylor said when village officials<br />

gave their blessing for the church to host the egg hunt,<br />

she was thrilled to be given the opportunity but also full of<br />

nerves. “I wasn’t sure if people would come out because of<br />

the pandemic,” she said. But come out they did, much to the<br />

delight of Taylor, the church’s women’s group who filled the<br />

eggs with candy, and the community at large. “It was so great<br />

to be able to watch as my grandson participated in his first<br />

Easter Egg Hunt,” said Bobbi Powell, of Columbus. Top right,<br />

2-year-old Holden Powell celebrates as he collects eggs that<br />

were decorating the playground area.<br />

Restoration to<br />

impact Gantz<br />

By Andrea Cordle<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Editor<br />

Visitors of Gantz Park in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

may have noticed crews cutting down<br />

trees. This is part of a city plan to restore<br />

Marsh Run.<br />

Over the years, the stream has eroded.<br />

It has become polluted with runoff from<br />

the road and has been overrun with invasive<br />

plant and tree species.<br />

See RESTORATION page 2<br />

Inside<br />

Below, <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> resident Riley Wilkins, 5, proudly displays<br />

his basket of found goods. He estimated he collected “about<br />

2,000 eggs” during his age group’s hunt.<br />

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The Reel Deal ...................... 16<br />

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Building student confidence with<br />

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Drug Drop<br />

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Siblings Avery and Carter Johnson were able to get their<br />

photo taken with the Easter Bunny (aka Pat Holt) before the<br />

egg hunting festivities began. Their mother said it was the<br />

first time the siblings from <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> have been able to participate<br />

in a public egg hunt.<br />

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PAGE 2 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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God Bless Everyone<br />

& Stay Safe at Home<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage hosts the 33rd annual<br />

Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing, teeing off at 10 a.m. Monday, May 10, at<br />

the Pinnacle Golf Club, 1500 Pinnacle Club Drive. Entries for individual<br />

players or four-player teams are open. Donations are being<br />

accepted from corporate and individual contributors including<br />

hole sponsorships and raffle and door prizes.<br />

The outing follows a four-player scramble<br />

format, including 18 holes of golf with a<br />

cart, meal and the opportunity to win door<br />

prizes and participate in hole contests and<br />

raffles. The cost is $500 for a four-player<br />

team or $135 per individual (assigned to a<br />

team).<br />

The Mayor’s Cup contributes funds<br />

www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

The <strong>City</strong> Beat<br />

Hitting the links for LifeCare Alliance<br />

Spring Rain Barrel Workshop<br />

Take advantage of the many benefits of rain water<br />

harvesting at the Spring Rain Barrel Workshop hosted<br />

by the city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and Keep <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Beautiful from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, <strong>April</strong> 19, for<br />

residents of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> and Jackson Township only at<br />

the Eagle Pavilion, 3899 Orders Road.<br />

Participants will learn tips for saving time and<br />

money by using a rain barrel to collect untreated water<br />

for indoor and outdoor plants, birdbaths, garden and<br />

lawns; and how doing so helps prevent runoff from<br />

washing pollutants into our local waterways.<br />

Workshop topics include understanding water conservation,<br />

how this leads to a more sustainable community,<br />

and the use, maintenance and proper installation<br />

of rain barrels. The workshop fee includes an<br />

installation-ready, 50-gallon barrel with diverter. The<br />

cost is $60; register using activity code 3092104.02 for<br />

charcoal or 3092104.03 for the granite color.<br />

Participants should be prepared to take the barrel<br />

home at the conclusion of the workshop.<br />

Registration is required. Visit<br />

RESTORATION<br />

Continued from page 1<br />

raised to the LifeCare Alliance Meals-on-Wheels program.<br />

LifeCare Alliance provides nutritious meals to adults and homebound<br />

persons throughout the year fostering independence and<br />

providing a daily check-in. The Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing has<br />

donated more than $200,000 to Meals-on-Wheels.<br />

“Please join me at this special event as it supports a cause that<br />

helps so many in our community,” said Stage.<br />

The deadline to register is Friday, <strong>April</strong> 30. Call the parks and<br />

recreation office at 614-277-3050, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,<br />

to register, make a donation or arrange for a sponsorship.<br />

If you are unable to golf, your support is welcome through inkind<br />

or raffle prize contributions, hole sponsorship or event insurance.<br />

Individual contributions benefit LifeCare Alliance.<br />

Registration forms are available at <strong>Grove</strong><strong>City</strong>Ohio.gov.<br />

community events<br />

Recreation.<strong>Grove</strong><strong>City</strong>Ohio.gov or call the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Parks and Recreation office, 614-277-3050.<br />

Cleanup Day<br />

The Keep <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Beautiful Cleanup Day will<br />

take place from 9 a.m. to noon on <strong>April</strong> 10. Volunteers<br />

can pick up litter from the area of their choice or they<br />

can accept an assignment. Keep <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Beautiful<br />

will loan out sticks and supply trash bags. Equipment<br />

can be picked up at the Gantz Farmhouse, 2255 Home<br />

Road. To register for the event, visit www.grovecityohio.gov.<br />

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LifeCare Alliance will host a spring drive-thru<br />

event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on <strong>April</strong> 14, <strong>April</strong><br />

28, May 12, and May 26 at the Evans Senior Center,<br />

4330 Dudley Ave. in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. Senior citizens (ages<br />

60 plus) can drive by to receive a lunch from LifeCare.<br />

There is no cost but donations are welcome. For more<br />

information, call LifeCare Alliance at 614-437-2854.<br />

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“That is not good for the habitat or the ecosystem,”<br />

said Cindi Fitzpatrick, public service director for the<br />

city of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>.<br />

According to Fitzpatrick, the creek is also encroaching<br />

on the retaining wall that helps to support Home<br />

Road.<br />

The Marsh Run restoration project will return the<br />

stream to a more natural path, repair the eroded<br />

banks, and reestablish native plants and trees.<br />

“This will be much better for the stream and the<br />

habitat,” said Fitzpatrick.<br />

Kim Conrad, director of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Parks and<br />

Recreation, said this is a project that needs to be done.<br />

“I hate to see trees cut down as much as anyone but<br />

there will be replacement trees,” said Conrad. “It will<br />

be made whole.”<br />

The total cost of the restoration project is $1.2 million.<br />

About $700,000 of the cost will come from a grant<br />

through the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund. The<br />

remaining amount will come out of the city’s capital<br />

improvement budget.<br />

According to Fitzpatrick, the work has been timed<br />

to minimize disruption to local wildlife and maximize<br />

the establishment of new trees and shrubs. In March,<br />

crews cut down trees. In <strong>April</strong>, workers will remove<br />

shrubs and underbrush. The repair and rerouting of<br />

the stream bed will take place from May through<br />

August. Then in November, trees and shrubs will be<br />

planted.<br />

“Native species are planted in the fall for good root<br />

establishment,” said Fitzpatrick.<br />

Park goers can expect work throughout the spring<br />

and summer.<br />

According to Conrad, Gantz Park will remain open<br />

but a portion of the trail, near the stream, will be<br />

closed from either late <strong>April</strong> or early May to August.<br />

“It will be an inconvenience, but it will look 10<br />

times better when it’s done,” said Conrad.<br />

<strong>City</strong> officials had planned the Marsh Run restoration<br />

project to coincide with road work to Home Road<br />

but only the stream project received funding.<br />

According to Fitzpatrick, construction on Home Road<br />

will begin later this year. The road project would<br />

widen the road, though it will remain a two-lane roadway.<br />

There will be a wider turn lane into Gantz Park,<br />

as well as intersection improvements at Home and<br />

Gantz roads. Street lighting and drainage work are<br />

also planned.<br />

For more information on Marsh Run or local road<br />

projects, visit www.grovecityohio.gov.


www.columbusmessenger.com<br />

<strong>April</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 3<br />

Middle school construction project making progress<br />

By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

In 2018, voters laid the foundation for<br />

the South-Western <strong>City</strong> Schools District to<br />

replace four of its oldest middle schools and<br />

make renovations to another by approving<br />

a 38-year, $93.4 million bond issue to pay<br />

for its share of the second phase of the Ohio<br />

Facilities Construction Commission project.<br />

Now, that foundation was that laid figuratively<br />

nearly three years ago is being<br />

laid literally.<br />

At its meeting on March 22, the board of<br />

education was presented with an update on<br />

the progress of the $193 million project by<br />

a representative overseeing the construction<br />

at all of the sites. According to the official,<br />

they are no longer just “pushing<br />

around dirt.”<br />

“We are under construction at all four of<br />

the sites,” said Michael Dingeldein, the<br />

director of architecture and planning with<br />

the Community Design Alliance.<br />

While each site has been making headway,<br />

he said the construction management<br />

has been “a little more” focused on the<br />

build project at Norton and Finland Middle<br />

Schools as they have a less flexible schedule<br />

related to the projected fall of 2022<br />

reopening date.<br />

“They’re the ones that have to be finished<br />

in time to make the transition with<br />

In Education<br />

the demolition of the two existing buildings,”<br />

he said.<br />

The Norton Middle School site is considered<br />

to be “the tightest” of all four locations,<br />

he said.<br />

“We are building right between an<br />

active Prairie Norton and an active Norton<br />

Middle School,” he said, “but we’re doing<br />

very well.”<br />

The slabs have already been laid at all<br />

four of the sites, with precast wall panels<br />

currently being erected at this location and<br />

masonry work underway.<br />

The construction at Finland Middle is in<br />

“about the same position as Norton is.”<br />

“Things are going very quickly,” he said,<br />

“and we’re making good progress.”<br />

He added that construction has not been<br />

impacted even though they are working<br />

within three “active” school sites.<br />

Due to Norton Middle’s proximity to<br />

Prairie Norton Elementary and Finland<br />

Middle’s proximity to Finland Elementary<br />

and Franklin Woods Intermediate, the<br />

parking lot area will be expanded at these<br />

locations to allow teachers, staff, and buses<br />

to share existing space.<br />

Pleasant View Middle School, which will<br />

be relocated from its existing location on<br />

Kropp Road to Holt Road, is a site that has<br />

posed a challenge to the construction managers<br />

despite it being deemed a site that is<br />

“easier to operate.”<br />

“We have more to control,” he said,<br />

referring to the neighboring development.<br />

“We have more dirt to disturb, more water,<br />

more storm runoff.”<br />

He said that issue has been mitigated by<br />

creating storm control and water control<br />

around the perimeter of the entire site,”<br />

said Dingeldein.<br />

Runoff issues have also posed a challenge<br />

at the new location for Brookpark<br />

Middle School, which is being relocated to<br />

the Beulah Park development.<br />

“It was one of the sites I was most concerned<br />

about because of runoff,” said<br />

Dingeldein. “We have lots of residential<br />

neighbors, we have lots of new construction<br />

to the north of us in Beulah Park.”<br />

In order to mitigate that challenge, he<br />

said Ruscilli Construction developed a 200-<br />

foot box culvert that spans the area that<br />

accesses the football field.<br />

Despite some runoff issues and the<br />

unpredictable Ohio winters, Dingeldein<br />

said that the construction progress is overall<br />

“going well.”<br />

“Everything is working well, it’s on<br />

time, and I’m pleased with the construction<br />

operation.”<br />

The exterior construction will continue<br />

throughout the spring, summer, and fall.<br />

Superintendent Dr. Bill Wise said that, if<br />

all goes according to plan, they will be<br />

working on the interior of the buildings by<br />

winter of <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

All of the new middle schools are slated<br />

to open by the start of the 2022-23 school<br />

year.<br />

names in the news<br />

Cedarville honors<br />

Abigail Goodwin and Blake Hansher<br />

of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> were named to the dean’s<br />

list at Cedarville University.<br />

GIT graduate<br />

Liam Bailey of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> has<br />

earned a master of science in computer<br />

science from the Georgia Institute of<br />

Technology in Atlanta.<br />

Muskingum honors<br />

The following <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> area students<br />

have been named to the fall<br />

dean’s list at Muskingum University in<br />

New Concord, Ohio: Emma Bachman,<br />

Kevin McIntire, and Alexandra Sheets<br />

YSU honors<br />

Felicia Fuller of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> has been<br />

named to the president’s list at<br />

Youngstown State University for the<br />

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Now owner Frank Gonzalez is opening a<br />

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opportunities to purchase and enjoy great<br />

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According to Gonzalez, the new superstore<br />

(which will not include a restaurant) will be five<br />

times bigger than the original store.<br />

“We will be able to serve customers better<br />

and offer more items. Plus we will have double<br />

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PAGE 4 - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - <strong>April</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Cougar Cutz help with confidence<br />

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By Dedra Cordle<br />

Staff Writer<br />

Hats on. Hoods up. Heads down. That is<br />

what Art Jordan saw every time he walked<br />

the hallways at Westland High School.<br />

As the newly hired assistant principal —<br />

he was promoted from <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> High<br />

School where he had been employed as an<br />

English teacher since 2014 — Jordan knew<br />

that it was his duty to fix at least two of<br />

those sights immediately despite how<br />

unpopular it would make him.<br />

“It is against the school code to wear<br />

hats and hoods on your head,” he said with<br />

a laugh. “And not only is it against the<br />

code, but it also makes it harder to get to<br />

know the people walking these halls, especially<br />

in an environment when everyone is<br />

wearing a mask.”<br />

In the beginning, all of the students<br />

complied with his request. Rarely did it<br />

stick.<br />

“I found I would be asking the same people<br />

the same thing all the time,” he said.<br />

Eventually, that constant defiance of<br />

the rule and request would turn into a hostile<br />

attitude.<br />

Rather than dole out the discipline,<br />

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instead — an ear to bend.<br />

“I would take them aside, get to know<br />

them, ask questions about what is going on<br />

in their lives,” he said.<br />

When they opened up, he discovered a<br />

common thread.<br />

“They were all dealing with issues related<br />

to their self-esteem,” he said.<br />

Most of their feelings of inadequacy, he<br />

added, stemmed from the hair on their<br />

head.<br />

“Some have faced financial hardships<br />

this year and their parents or guardians<br />

could not afford to get them to the barber<br />

shop,” Jordan said. “By wearing their hats<br />

and hoods, it was their shield against those<br />

who might make fun of them for their<br />

appearance.”<br />

Jordan said he immediately felt a kinship<br />

with these students.<br />

“I know how important it is to feel good<br />

about yourself.”<br />

When he was unable to visit the barber<br />

when the pandemic was first introduced to<br />

the state and businesses shut down to slow<br />

the spread, Jordan said he felt like he was<br />

spinning out of control.<br />

“For so many of us, the barber is our<br />

therapy,” he said. “When we put on that<br />

cape, we feel important. We get to be looked<br />

at, to be heard, to express ourselves, advocate<br />

for ourselves, feel better about ourselves.<br />

“It is a place where we get mentorship<br />

and navigate life. When that place, or that<br />

opportunity to get to that place, is taken<br />

from us, we definitely do not feel like our<br />

best selves.”<br />

While brainstorming ways to help boost<br />

these students’ self-esteem, Jordan came<br />

across a news article featuring Jason<br />

Smith, a principal at a school in<br />

Indianapolis who gained attention for<br />

using his skills as a barber to help a student<br />

who was embarrassed by his back-toschool<br />

haircut.<br />

“That story really struck me,” he said.<br />

“This guy could have disciplined the student<br />

who was refusing to remove his hat,<br />

but he spent time learning what was wrong<br />

and came up with a solution to help.”<br />

Then he had a light-bulb moment — he<br />

would try to get a fully licensed barber shop<br />

up and running at Westland. Jordan, however,<br />

knew would be nowhere near the clippers,<br />

trimmers, shavers, or shears.<br />

“I can’t cut hair,” he said, “but I can<br />

organize.”<br />

With the blessing of the school and district,<br />

Jordan asked his barber, Westland<br />

alum Jamekea Norman of Dolc’e Cutting<br />

Bar, for advice on how to reach fellow barbers<br />

could not only volunteer their time<br />

and skill, but act as mentors to high school<br />

students.<br />

“That was one of the most important<br />

aspects of this program,” said Jordan. “We<br />

wanted that mentorship, we wanted someone<br />

with an ability to bond with these teens<br />

and raise them up by helping them look<br />

good and feel good.”<br />

When Norman posted Jordan’s idea and<br />

request to social media, Dimonti Stanley<br />

and Aaron Choina were immediately<br />

tagged by hundreds of people.<br />

“I just logged on and saw I had been<br />

tagged in this post about 40 times,” said<br />

Choina, a barber at Oohs and Ahs Hair<br />

Design on the eastside of Columbus.<br />

Since beginning their careers as professional<br />

barbers several years ago, Stanley<br />

and Choina have garnered a reputation as<br />

someone who is always willing to volunteer<br />

their time and skills to those who might not<br />

be able to afford a trim.<br />

“I think it is incredibly important to give<br />

back to people, to try to make the world a<br />

better place,” said Choina, who often gives<br />

free haircuts to people residing at homeless<br />

shelters.<br />

With the certification by the state board<br />

pronouncing ‘Cougar Cutz’ as a fully<br />

licensed barbershop — “we believe it is the<br />

first fully licensed barbershop at a high<br />

school in the state,” said Jordan — and<br />

Stanley and Choina on board alongside<br />

Norman, Andre Cray, AZ Favors and<br />

Davessa Mattis, the shop opened in late<br />

March.<br />

One of the first students to participate<br />

in the service was Unique Taylor.<br />

When Taylor, a freshman, heard about<br />

<strong>Messenger</strong> photo by Dedra Cordle<br />

Art Jordan, the assistant principal at<br />

Westland High School, established a fully<br />

licensed barber shop at the school to<br />

boost the self-esteem of its students.<br />

Here, Mason Bailey receives a trim from<br />

Dimonti Stanley at Cougar Cutz on March<br />

24. Stanley and the other barbers at the<br />

shop volunteer their time and skill for this<br />

program.<br />

Jordan’s idea, she said she was skeptical<br />

that it would work, but “really excited”<br />

about the prospect.<br />

“I think it’s really convenient to have a<br />

barbershop in your school,” she said.<br />

Taylor has visited Cougar Cutz twice<br />

since its inception and has been impressed<br />

by the results each outing.<br />

“I’m feeling pretty good about myself,”<br />

she said after Choina completed a zig-zag<br />

design.<br />

Every student at the school is allowed to<br />

visit Cougar Cutz, pending parental<br />

approval. The cuts — primarily fades and<br />

tapers, no beard upkeep or eyebrow designs<br />

at this time — are free but it does come with<br />

a caveat after that first trim.<br />

“I want them to set a goal,” said Jordan.<br />

“I don’t want it to be grade based or have a<br />

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a small, personal goal.<br />

“It could be as simple as coming to<br />

school each day, or turning in an extra<br />

assignment, or checking their attitude. It<br />

has to be personal to them.”<br />

Since Cougar Cutz opened, more than<br />

50 students have become patrons. Jordan<br />

said he has felt a shift in the mood of the<br />

school.<br />

“We’re looking good and feeling good,”<br />

he said.<br />

Jordan said he looks forward to the day<br />

where he sees all hats off, all hoods down,<br />

and all heads up while walking the hallways<br />

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community events<br />

Blood drives in <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

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include:<br />

•<strong>April</strong> 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. - <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

Kingston Center Community Drive, 3226<br />

Kingston Ave.<br />

•<strong>April</strong> 9 from 12 to 6 p.m. - city of <strong>Grove</strong><br />

<strong>City</strong>, 3226 Kingston Ave.<br />

•<strong>April</strong> 13 from 12 to 6 p.m. - St John’s<br />

Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St.<br />

•<strong>April</strong> 15 from 1 to 7 p.m. - Vineyard<br />

Christian Fellowship, 3005 Holt Road.<br />

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-<br />

448-3543 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.<br />

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“We’re more active on the financial side,”<br />

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that strikes our interest.” But the duo<br />

recently decided they wanted to become<br />

more actively involved by activating their<br />

green-thumbs in preparation for this<br />

year’s Farmers’ Market. On March 27,<br />

Debbie and Maddie spent several hours<br />

assisting their favorite vendors, the<br />

Stynchula family, transplant thousands<br />

of their Rupp Seed seedlings that are<br />

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when they are no longer needed it is important<br />

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health hazards and safety issues due to disposing<br />

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avoided as medicines are disposed of in a<br />

safe and environmentally protective manner.<br />

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removed from packaging and placed in a<br />

clear, sealed bag. Needles, lancets,<br />

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creams and pastes are not accepted.<br />

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A Taste of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong><br />

The <strong>2021</strong> A Taste of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> will<br />

begin on <strong>April</strong> 5. Over the four-week celebration,<br />

the community will celebrate<br />

favorite flavors by dining directly with over<br />

30 restaurants and eateries.<br />

Each week will focus on a different type<br />

of restaurant or cuisine, with many participating<br />

restaurants planning discounts,<br />

specials, and may even reveal new menu<br />

items. The feature weeks with dates are as<br />

follows:<br />

•<strong>April</strong> 5-11: Burger Week<br />

•<strong>April</strong> 12-18: Pizza Week<br />

•<strong>April</strong> 19-25: Restaurant Week<br />

•<strong>April</strong> 26-May 2: Sweet Treat Week<br />

Week three’s restaurant week will feature<br />

assorted cuisine ranging from Italian<br />

and Asian favorites to a variety of regional<br />

Americana classics. Week four’s sweet<br />

treats will bring the festivities to a conclusion,<br />

but is not limited to desserts as several<br />

sweet breakfast participants are in the<br />

line-up.<br />

A full list of restaurants participating<br />

can be found at www.gcchamber.org/tasteof-grove-city.<br />

The Taste of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> is organized by<br />

the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Area Chamber of Commerce<br />

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

their family, friends, and their Bernese Mountain dog Maverick, cheering<br />

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Minor League restructuring<br />

Photo courtesy of the Columbus Clippers<br />

Teammates mob Columbus Clipper Yandy Diaz as he<br />

touches home plate after slugging a home run.<br />

The Columbus Clippers will face some new opponents<br />

this year following Major League Baseball’s<br />

structural shake up of the minor league system.<br />

Major League Baseball - in an effort to streamline,<br />

cut costs, and increase revenues - shrank the number<br />

of minor league teams from 160 to 120. It also<br />

revamped its top level Triple-A by eliminating the<br />

names International League and Pacific Coast League<br />

and creating a new 20 team league called Triple-A<br />

East and 10 team league called Triple-A West.<br />

The Columbus Clippers are long-time members of<br />

the International League, a league that begin in 1884.<br />

The Pacific Coast League started in 1902. Now both<br />

league names are gone. However, Clippers President<br />

and General Manager Ken Schnacke said the quality<br />

of baseball being played at the Triple-A level will<br />

remain the same.<br />

“It’s a bit of a change,” said Schnacke. “But players<br />

change every year anyway and this new format will<br />

eliminate some travel.”<br />

The Clippers’ <strong>2021</strong>, 120-game schedule will include<br />

a combination of six game and four game series<br />

against opponents. The Clippers will compete in<br />

Triple-A East in the Midwest Division along with traditional<br />

rival the Toledo Mud Hens as well as the<br />

Indianapolis Indians, Louisville Bats, St. Paul Saints,<br />

Omaha Storm Chasers, and the Iowa Cubs.<br />

Schnacke said each six game series will be followed<br />

by an off day, usually a Monday.<br />

“We lose Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Flag Day<br />

because of that, but we’ve got to roll with it,” said<br />

Schnacke, who said Dime-A-Dog nights will still be<br />

held on Tuesdays and Dollar Days will be on<br />

Wednesdays.<br />

The Clippers’ home opener is May 11 against<br />

Omaha and Schnacke said pandemic precautions will<br />

include a buffer area along the dugouts and bull pens<br />

and fan seating of pods of six people or less.<br />

“It’s a lot to get ready for,” said Schnacke.<br />

Regarding the demise of the name “International<br />

League,” Schnacke said that, though the name will not<br />

be prevalent this year, there are efforts that the name<br />

be maintained at some point.<br />

Schnacke added there will be no league all-star<br />

game this year nor will there be a Triple-A national<br />

championship game as in the past.<br />

“These could return in 2022,” he said.<br />

Historical perspective<br />

Author and historian James Tootle, who wrote the<br />

book, “Baseball in Columbus,” which documents the<br />

history of professional baseball in the city, said it is<br />

disappointing to see the name International League,<br />

with its rich history come to a close.<br />

“The league’s roots go back to the 1880s and it has<br />

produced countless players and managers who made<br />

their mark in the minor league cities where they<br />

played on their way up to outstanding careers in the<br />

majors,” said Tootle.<br />

He noted that, before Jackie Robinson broke the<br />

color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he<br />

prepared for that breakthrough by honing his skills in<br />

1946 on the International League’s Montreal Royals.<br />

“Baseball greats Red Schoendienst, Walt Alston,<br />

Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Chipper Jones, Columbus’ Billy<br />

Southworth, and others are enshrined in both the IL<br />

Hall of Fame and in Cooperstown,” said Tootle.<br />

“Columbus has a long history in the International<br />

League with the Jets (1955-70) and the Clippers (1977-<br />

present), and has won many championships. The history<br />

of the IL deserves to be remembered and preserved.”<br />

Tootle said that, while Columbus may lose several<br />

traditional opponents like Syracuse and Rochester,<br />

this season, fans will probably not miss playing teams<br />

with geographically ambiguous names such as Lehigh<br />

Valley.<br />

“Columbus will continue to play familiar rivals<br />

Toledo, Indianapolis, and Louisville,” said Tootle.<br />

“These teams are not only International League opponents,<br />

but also the teams Columbus played against<br />

during the half-century (1903-1954) when the<br />

Columbus Senators and Red Birds were in the old<br />

American Association with those same cities.<br />

Columbus also resumes playing St. Paul, another rival<br />

from the American Association era. It is my understanding<br />

that the <strong>2021</strong> schedule, which has Columbus<br />

mostly only playing teams in its own division, is due to<br />

travel restrictions caused by the pandemic and the<br />

Clippers may resume playing more of the old<br />

International League rivals in 2022.”<br />

Tootle believes most fans will adjust to the restructuring.<br />

To them, a summer night at Huntington Park<br />

with an office group after work or with family will look<br />

about the same.<br />

He said Columbus is in excellent position to adjust,<br />

with its fine Huntington Park, experienced organizational<br />

leadership, continuing popular MLB affiliation<br />

with Cleveland, and history of community support.<br />

“Once we get past the pandemic and crowds can<br />

return in larger numbers, Columbus should be fine,”<br />

said Tootle. “Columbus is an exceptionally strong<br />

franchise in every way.”<br />

He said the real adjustment challenges will be felt<br />

in the 40-plus cities that lost their teams when the<br />

restructuring plan reduced the total number of minor<br />

league clubs from over 160 to 120.<br />

“Empty ballparks and no baseball - a sad circumstance<br />

for any town,” said Tootle. “We may see the creation<br />

of new teams and leagues not associated with<br />

organized baseball to serve these communities which<br />

have suddenly lost their teams. We may see an<br />

increase in the popularity of college baseball as players<br />

who would have signed professionally out of high<br />

school may now choose to play on college teams as a<br />

way to get a shot at a professional career.”<br />

He said the best hope for successful adjustment is<br />

the game itself.<br />

“The atmosphere on a beautiful summer evening at<br />

the ballpark will always be magical,” said Tootle. “It is<br />

hard to beat that experience no matter what the name<br />

of the league might be. Even with this total restructuring<br />

of the minors, somehow the game is always able to<br />

adjust and keeps going on–but perhaps diminished<br />

this year by the absence of the traditional league<br />

names that have been part of the fabric and history of<br />

professional baseball for generations.”<br />

For information on “Baseball in Columbus,” visit<br />

www.arcadiapublishing.com.


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Pets of the week<br />

Hattie is ready to find a calm retirement community<br />

where she can lounge by the pool and<br />

sip on ice cold water. When she arrived at the<br />

shelter, she was pretty thin, so a medical team<br />

has worked to get her on the road to a healthy<br />

recovery. If you’ve been looking to adopt a 7-<br />

year-old dog, then Hattie might just be the perfect<br />

fit. Schedule an appointment at the<br />

Franklin County Dog Shelter to meet her.<br />

FYI: www.franklincountydogs.com<br />

Lady is an 8-year-old beagle. She is a naturally<br />

playful, curious, and trusting canine. She<br />

would love to go out for daily walks then spend<br />

the evening cuddling with her people. She is a<br />

sweet pooch looking for a loving forever family.<br />

She is up for adoption at the Franklin County<br />

shelter.<br />

FYI: www.franklincountydogs.com<br />

Barelli is a sweet 7-year-old who will actually<br />

let you pet her belly. Miss Barelli is a shy girl<br />

though. You’ll likely catch her napping up high<br />

during the day. She was dumped at a barn last<br />

fall and now she needs a patient forever<br />

home. She is up for adoption through Colony<br />

Cats and Dogs.<br />

FYI: www.colonycats.org<br />

These furry friends are<br />

available for adoption<br />

at rescues and shelters<br />

Ruthie B is a 2-yearold<br />

pitbull. She is<br />

super friendly with<br />

people and loves to<br />

play. She’s got a high<br />

prey drive so a home<br />

without cats is appropriate.<br />

She likes to<br />

play with dogs but<br />

she doesn’t understand<br />

their signals.<br />

She does well with dogs who are not over<br />

reactive. Ruthie B is housebroken, spayed,<br />

microchipped and up to date on vaccines.<br />

She can jump really high so a six-foot fence<br />

would be needed to keep her contained.<br />

Adopt Ruthie B through Colony Cats and<br />

Dogs.<br />

FYI: www.colonycats.org<br />

Margaret is about 2<br />

years old and just<br />

wants attention. She<br />

is a very sweet gal<br />

who loves her treats.<br />

All you have to do is<br />

bring out the treats<br />

and she will follow<br />

you anywhere.<br />

Margaret is eager to<br />

find a family to call her own. She is up for<br />

adoption through Friends for Life Animal<br />

Haven.<br />

FYI: www.fflah.org<br />

<strong>April</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong> - GROVE CITY MESSENGER - PAGE 11<br />

Auditor extends licensing deadline<br />

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano announced an<br />

extension of the dog licensing deadline. The new deadline, based<br />

on COVID-19 relief passed by the General Assembly, is July 1.<br />

This extension will allow dog owners more time to purchase or<br />

renew a license without a penalty. The cost to license a spayed or<br />

neutered dog is $18 for one year, $54 for three years, or $180 for<br />

a permanent license. For a non-spayed or neutered dog, the cost<br />

is $35 for one year, $105 for three years, or $350 for a permanent<br />

license. Though the auditor’s office public counters remain closed<br />

for the health and safety of Franklin County residents, dog licenses<br />

can be purchased online at doglicense.franklincountyohio.gov.<br />

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xEmployment<br />

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The National Trade Association<br />

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classifieds. Determining<br />

the value of their service<br />

or product is advised by<br />

this publication. In order<br />

to avoid misunderstandings,<br />

some advertisers do<br />

not offer “employment”<br />

but rather supply the<br />

readers with manuals, directories<br />

and other materials<br />

designed to help<br />

their clients establish mail<br />

order selling and other<br />

businesses at home. Under<br />

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license ID or credit card<br />

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loans regardless of<br />

credit and note that if a<br />

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does business only over<br />

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any money before<br />

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funds are based in US<br />

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Employment<br />

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Preschool/Daycare<br />

xAdult Care<br />

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Adult Care<br />

xPublic Notices<br />

LEGAL NOTICE<br />

The <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police Department has recovered<br />

numerous bicycles, tools, electronic equipment, clothing<br />

and monies over the course of several months.<br />

The bicycles are of various types and models, as are<br />

the tools and electronic equipment. All properties are<br />

held in a secured police facility at all times. If you<br />

believe you have claim to any of the property and have<br />

proof of ownership for the property, you may call the<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Police Department Property Room at<br />

614-277-1757. A review and release of any and all<br />

property is by appointment only. All items not claimed<br />

will be sold at public auction, turned over to the Law<br />

Enforcement Fund, or destroyed according to Ohio<br />

Law.<br />

CHARITABLE DONATION<br />

Qualified organizations may be eligible to receive<br />

bicycles as charitable donations from the <strong>City</strong> of<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong>. Qualified organizations must have a valid<br />

ruling or determination letter recognizing the taxexempt<br />

status of the organization, pursuant to Internal<br />

Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) or (c)(19).<br />

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Department Property Room at 614-277-1757 to<br />

inquire about the donation process.<br />

The Urbancrest Community<br />

Improvement Corporation (UCIC)<br />

is holding a Regular Meeting on<br />

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AIR CONDITIONING<br />

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$49.95<br />

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Mulching, Edging & Clean-ups<br />

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CITY WIDE<br />

ASPHALT &<br />

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Blacktop & Concrete<br />

Licensed/Bonded<br />

Quality Work<br />

Competitive Prices<br />

6/6 W/gc<br />

Since 1981<br />

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CARPET CLEANING<br />

DIRT BUSTERS<br />

SPRING SPECIAL!<br />

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Specializing in Pet Odors<br />

CONCRETE<br />

ALL-CITY CUSTOM<br />

CONCRETE<br />

All Types Concrete Work<br />

New or Tear Out-Replace<br />

39 Yrs. Exp.<br />

(614) 207-5430<br />

Owner is On The Job!<br />

GALLION<br />

CUSTOM CONCRETE LLC<br />

Specializing in Custom Colors &<br />

Custom Designs of Concrete.<br />

Including Remove & Replace<br />

43 yrs exp & Free Est.<br />

Licensed & Insured<br />

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On Quality<br />

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CONSTRUCTION<br />

Quality Concrete Work<br />

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,<br />

Block Work & Excavation<br />

Stamp Patios,<br />

Bsmt. Wall Restoration<br />

35 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.<br />

Free Ests. 614-871-3834<br />

Buckeye <strong>City</strong><br />

Concrete & Excavating<br />

* Concrete * Foundations<br />

* Waterlines * Drains<br />

*Catch Basins<br />

614-749-2167<br />

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Driveways & Extensions<br />

Patio & Walkways,<br />

Porches & Steps,<br />

Garage/Basement Floors<br />

Hot Tub/Shed Pads,<br />

Stamped/colored concrete<br />

Sealing of new &<br />

existing concrete.<br />

Contact Adam<br />

614-756-1754<br />

hastingsandsons.<br />

columbus @gmail.com<br />

AJ’s Concrete,<br />

Masonry<br />

Good Work - Fair Prices<br />

Block Foundations<br />

Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Epoxy/Overlay Floors<br />

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.<br />

614-419-9932<br />

FENCING<br />

EAZY FENCE<br />

Chain Link - Wood<br />

No Job Too Big or Small<br />

All Repairs ~ Free Est.<br />

Insured. 614-670-2292<br />

4/11 W/SW<br />

4/11 A/M<br />

4/11 A<br />

GUTTERS<br />

Bates & Sons<br />

GUTTER CLEANING<br />

5 ★ Google Reviews<br />

614-586-3417<br />

HAULING<br />

DEAN’S HAULING<br />

614-276-1958<br />

HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENTS<br />

KLAUSMAN HOME<br />

IMPROVEMENT<br />

Siding-Windows-<br />

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Fascia-Gutters-Trim<br />

Earn FREE Seamless<br />

Gutters with Siding Over<br />

1000 Sq. Ft.<br />

FREE Shutters with<br />

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Financing Available<br />

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Quality is our #1 Priority<br />

HELMS’ CONTRACTING<br />

Call For FREE ESTIMATES<br />

New Kitchens & Baths<br />

New Replacement Windows<br />

Basement Remodels<br />

Room Additions • Roofs<br />

More than 25 Years Experience<br />

Licensed • Insured • Bonded<br />

Bill Helms 614-296-0850<br />

or 614-801-1801 4/11<br />

W/SW<br />

C&JHandyman<br />

Services LLC<br />

Minor Plumbing<br />

& Electric<br />

Install Hot Water Tanks,<br />

Dishwashers & Disposals<br />

Also Fencing &<br />

Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.<br />

CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines<br />

614-284-2100<br />

Handyman - outdoor &<br />

indoor. Reasonable Rates<br />

614-634-2244<br />

SINCE 1973<br />

Phil Bolon Contr.<br />

Windows & Siding<br />

Decks, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Room Additions,<br />

Flooring, Roofing<br />

Bsmt Waterproofing<br />

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.<br />

47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.<br />

Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

4/11<br />

A/M<br />

Free Est. - Financing Avail.<br />

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Plumbing and Electrical.<br />

All your Handyman needs<br />

No Job too Big or Small<br />

Over 30 Yrs. Exp. Lic.-Bond-Ins.<br />

Jerry<br />

614-332-3320<br />

HOME<br />

REMODELING<br />

Handyman Remodeling<br />

Over 35 yrs exp.<br />

Larry 614-376-7006<br />

LAWN CARE<br />

The Lawn Barber<br />

Cut, Trim, Blow away<br />

Hedge Trimming, Edging<br />

Garden Tilling<br />

614-935-1466<br />

Lawnmasters and<br />

Landscaping<br />

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yards that need mowing,<br />

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control, paver patios, etc.<br />

Free Estimates<br />

614-378-1237<br />

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plant & shrub trimming &<br />

planting, fertilization,<br />

Free Estimates. Contact<br />

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Mulching, Hauling,<br />

Garden Pond &<br />

Home Maint.<br />

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$20 & Up<br />

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MOVING<br />

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SW/W<br />

Old Man<br />

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Reasonable Rates<br />

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4/25<br />

Ask for Ed<br />

W/SW<br />

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Moving<br />

Local Moving since 1956<br />

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Celebrating<br />

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in business<br />

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Incl: Painting • Stucco,<br />

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Interior Cleaning<br />

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4/25<br />

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Textured Ceilings<br />

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TREE SERVICES<br />

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What does it take to be a believable<br />

action star? Well, if we’re looking at cinematic<br />

examples of the past, all it really<br />

took was being a male with a mountain of<br />

muscle and a spot-on oil game to highlight<br />

the tan or that strategically shorn tuft of<br />

hair on an otherwise smooth chest.<br />

Throughout the years, however, those<br />

characteristics of a believable action star<br />

have changed, allowing a new wave of people<br />

(women, even!) with less buffed and<br />

bronzed physiques to share a place on that<br />

mantle.<br />

That evolution had been met by resistance<br />

by some — I guess watching a lean<br />

human who was not chosen by a higher<br />

power or bitten by a radioactive spider take<br />

down a mob of people is not as believable as<br />

if they were more massed — but I have been<br />

enjoying this change as it allows more<br />

actors to play against type.<br />

The latest example of an actor playing<br />

against type and donning the glistening<br />

cape of a potentially new action star is the<br />

great and underappreciated Bob Odenkirk.<br />

With his background in comedy and his<br />

most known role being the morally dubious<br />

attorney Saul Goodman in the “Breaking<br />

Bad” universe, Odenkirk has never been<br />

given many opportunities to be a man of<br />

physical action. After all, with his slight<br />

frame and sweet face that seems like it<br />

would break out into a sweat if he lied, he<br />

doesn’t exactly scream “I can mess you up.”<br />

But he was given that chance with<br />

“Nobody” and you can tell he really relished<br />

the opportunity.<br />

Taken as a whole, “Nobody” is not a<br />

great film. There is little substance and the<br />

secondary characters are paper thin, but<br />

the presence of Odenkirk is what makes it<br />

watchable. He plays his role with vulnerability,<br />

gravitas and slyness, giving the<br />

audience a wink that while he is serious<br />

about this role, he knows you’re watching<br />

him and thinking “this is the guy they<br />

chose for this role?” But that is what makes<br />

the film somewhat compelling — he plays it<br />

so well that if any other actor, especially a<br />

known action star with muscles, had said<br />

yes it would be largely unbearable.<br />

In this film, Odenkirk plays Hutch<br />

Mansell, an ordinary man living an ordinary<br />

existence. A montage shows that<br />

every day is exactly the same — he wakes<br />

up, jogs, passively aggressively does chinups<br />

near a billboard with his wife’s face on<br />

it, rides a bus to work, and stares at<br />

spreadsheets for multiple hours while<br />

working alongside his father-in-law and<br />

obnoxious brother-in-law. It’s a normal life,<br />

minus the chin-up thing, and he is mostly<br />

OK with how quiet and simple it is.<br />

But all of that changes one night when<br />

Hutch interrupts a home invasion. After<br />

startling the two robbers, one man and one<br />

woman who seem nervous and unsure of<br />

themselves, he calmly tells them to take<br />

what they want and leave. In their mad<br />

dash, they take a handful of loose cash and<br />

items in a fruit bowl and his watch, but as<br />

they are demanding his ring his teenage<br />

son (Gage Munroe) tackles one to the<br />

ground and chaos ensues. Rather than<br />

unleash a smack down that you know is<br />

bubbling under the surface, Hutch allows<br />

them to escape, drawing the scorn of his<br />

son, his wife, his neighbor, and the police<br />

officer who responded to the scene. “If that<br />

was my family…” he states.<br />

Knowing that his actions, or lack thereof,<br />

were correct for the situation at hand,<br />

he soaks in the ridicule from his wife’s family<br />

and accepts it at face value. “I did the<br />

right thing.” But then, when his daughter<br />

indicates that the robbers stole her beloved<br />

Kitty Cat bracelet, he snaps and goes looking<br />

for trouble.<br />

Unlike most characters in similar<br />

movies, Hutch isn’t a man with a past who<br />

is pulled back into the mix after a series of<br />

unfortunate events. Instead, Hutch is a<br />

man with a past who willingly goes back<br />

into the mix after a series of unfortunate<br />

events. And despite however ridiculous his<br />

motives are, the movie is all the better for<br />

it because it allows Odenkirk to shine —<br />

and give shiners, among other things.<br />

But despite however much enjoyment is<br />

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Odenkirk saves “Nobody” from the unwatchable list<br />

The Reel Deal<br />

Dedra Cordle<br />

taken from watching<br />

Odenkirk get his<br />

action game on (no<br />

oil here though he<br />

does break out into<br />

an attractive sweat<br />

after dispatching<br />

some baddies), the<br />

movie itself does not live up to the potential<br />

of his presence. The writers and the director<br />

have a genuinely great actor on their<br />

hands, one willing to go just about anyplace<br />

they want (even the close quarters of a bus<br />

for a tense and prolonged fight sequence)<br />

but the material itself with its odd Russian<br />

drug lord side plot and paper-thin building<br />

of the Mansell family does him a disservice.<br />

Overall, “Nobody” is not a film that<br />

takes itself too seriously, which is always a<br />

bonus in relation to action films, and it<br />

does feature some excellent fight choreography.<br />

But if the creators (who also created<br />

“John Wick”) want to make the transition<br />

into a franchise, they’re going to have to get<br />

material that is better suited to fit the talent<br />

of the actors and the audience starved<br />

for an action film that is not completely<br />

convoluted. Grade: C<br />

Dedra Cordle is a <strong>Messenger</strong> staff writer<br />

and columnist.<br />

Pictorial Past<br />

Families who lived outside the village of <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> received their mail by horse<br />

and wagon. Edward Darnell was the postmaster and also the rural mail carrier from<br />

1897 to 1914. In addition to postmaster, Darnell was a photographer and he preserved<br />

<strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> history through his photographs. Many of the historical photos<br />

he took can no longer be credited to him today because there are no records of<br />

what images he took. The photos and information in the Pictorial Past are provided<br />

by Don Ivers, curator of the <strong>Grove</strong> <strong>City</strong> Welcome Center and Museum.

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