Grove City Messenger - April 4th, 2021

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Annual Easter egg

hunt back in village

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle

The annual Easter Egg Hunt in the village of Harrisburg has

been revived. On March 27, children throughout the community

and neighboring region descended upon School Street to

participate in an egg hunt whose mission was solely to bring

smiles to their faces. In the past, the local VFW Post had hosted

the event but it will now be organized by the United

Methodist Church. Pastor Angie Taylor said when village officials

gave their blessing for the church to host the egg hunt,

she was thrilled to be given the opportunity but also full of

nerves. “I wasn’t sure if people would come out because of

the pandemic,” she said. But come out they did, much to the

delight of Taylor, the church’s women’s group who filled the

eggs with candy, and the community at large. “It was so great

to be able to watch as my grandson participated in his first

Easter Egg Hunt,” said Bobbi Powell, of Columbus. Top right,

2-year-old Holden Powell celebrates as he collects eggs that

were decorating the playground area.

Restoration to

impact Gantz

By Andrea Cordle

Grove City Editor

Visitors of Gantz Park in Grove City

may have noticed crews cutting down

trees. This is part of a city plan to restore

Marsh Run.

Over the years, the stream has eroded.

It has become polluted with runoff from

the road and has been overrun with invasive

plant and tree species.

See RESTORATION page 2

Inside

Below, Grove City resident Riley Wilkins, 5, proudly displays

his basket of found goods. He estimated he collected “about

2,000 eggs” during his age group’s hunt.

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Cougar Cutz

Building student confidence with

hair cuts at the high school Page 4

Drug Drop

Dispose of unwanted drugs with

Operation Medicine Drop Page 7

Siblings Avery and Carter Johnson were able to get their

photo taken with the Easter Bunny (aka Pat Holt) before the

egg hunting festivities began. Their mother said it was the

first time the siblings from Grove City have been able to participate

in a public egg hunt.

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Grove City Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage hosts the 33rd annual

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

the Pinnacle Golf Club, 1500 Pinnacle Club Drive. Entries for individual

players or four-player teams are open. Donations are being

accepted from corporate and individual contributors including

hole sponsorships and raffle and door prizes.

The outing follows a four-player scramble

format, including 18 holes of golf with a

cart, meal and the opportunity to win door

prizes and participate in hole contests and

raffles. The cost is $500 for a four-player

team or $135 per individual (assigned to a

team).

The Mayor’s Cup contributes funds

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The City Beat

Hitting the links for LifeCare Alliance

Spring Rain Barrel Workshop

Take advantage of the many benefits of rain water

harvesting at the Spring Rain Barrel Workshop hosted

by the city of Grove City and Keep Grove City

Beautiful from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 19, for

residents of Grove City and Jackson Township only at

the Eagle Pavilion, 3899 Orders Road.

Participants will learn tips for saving time and

money by using a rain barrel to collect untreated water

for indoor and outdoor plants, birdbaths, garden and

lawns; and how doing so helps prevent runoff from

washing pollutants into our local waterways.

Workshop topics include understanding water conservation,

how this leads to a more sustainable community,

and the use, maintenance and proper installation

of rain barrels. The workshop fee includes an

installation-ready, 50-gallon barrel with diverter. The

cost is $60; register using activity code 3092104.02 for

charcoal or 3092104.03 for the granite color.

Participants should be prepared to take the barrel

home at the conclusion of the workshop.

Registration is required. Visit

RESTORATION

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raised to the LifeCare Alliance Meals-on-Wheels program.

LifeCare Alliance provides nutritious meals to adults and homebound

persons throughout the year fostering independence and

providing a daily check-in. The Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing has

donated more than $200,000 to Meals-on-Wheels.

“Please join me at this special event as it supports a cause that

helps so many in our community,” said Stage.

The deadline to register is Friday, April 30. Call the parks and

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

to register, make a donation or arrange for a sponsorship.

If you are unable to golf, your support is welcome through inkind

or raffle prize contributions, hole sponsorship or event insurance.

Individual contributions benefit LifeCare Alliance.

Registration forms are available at GroveCityOhio.gov.

community events

Recreation.GroveCityOhio.gov or call the Grove City

Parks and Recreation office, 614-277-3050.

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.

Drive-thru lunch

LifeCare Alliance will host a spring drive-thru

event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 14, April

28, May 12, and May 26 at the Evans Senior Center,

4330 Dudley Ave. in Grove City. Senior citizens (ages

60 plus) can drive by to receive a lunch from LifeCare.

There is no cost but donations are welcome. For more

information, call LifeCare Alliance at 614-437-2854.

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“That is not good for the habitat or the ecosystem,”

said Cindi Fitzpatrick, public service director for the

city of Grove City.

According to Fitzpatrick, the creek is also encroaching

on the retaining wall that helps to support Home

Road.

The Marsh Run restoration project will return the

stream to a more natural path, repair the eroded

banks, and reestablish native plants and trees.

“This will be much better for the stream and the

habitat,” said Fitzpatrick.

Kim Conrad, director of Grove City Parks and

Recreation, said this is a project that needs to be done.

“I hate to see trees cut down as much as anyone but

there will be replacement trees,” said Conrad. “It will

be made whole.”

The total cost of the restoration project is $1.2 million.

About $700,000 of the cost will come from a grant

through the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund. The

remaining amount will come out of the city’s capital

improvement budget.

According to Fitzpatrick, the work has been timed

to minimize disruption to local wildlife and maximize

the establishment of new trees and shrubs. In March,

crews cut down trees. In April, workers will remove

shrubs and underbrush. The repair and rerouting of

the stream bed will take place from May through

August. Then in November, trees and shrubs will be

planted.

“Native species are planted in the fall for good root

establishment,” said Fitzpatrick.

Park goers can expect work throughout the spring

and summer.

According to Conrad, Gantz Park will remain open

but a portion of the trail, near the stream, will be

closed from either late April or early May to August.

“It will be an inconvenience, but it will look 10

times better when it’s done,” said Conrad.

City officials had planned the Marsh Run restoration

project to coincide with road work to Home Road

but only the stream project received funding.

According to Fitzpatrick, construction on Home Road

will begin later this year. The road project would

widen the road, though it will remain a two-lane roadway.

There will be a wider turn lane into Gantz Park,

as well as intersection improvements at Home and

Gantz roads. Street lighting and drainage work are

also planned.

For more information on Marsh Run or local road

projects, visit www.grovecityohio.gov.


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Middle school construction project making progress

By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

In 2018, voters laid the foundation for

the South-Western City Schools District to

replace four of its oldest middle schools and

make renovations to another by approving

a 38-year, $93.4 million bond issue to pay

for its share of the second phase of the Ohio

Facilities Construction Commission project.

Now, that foundation was that laid figuratively

nearly three years ago is being

laid literally.

At its meeting on March 22, the board of

education was presented with an update on

the progress of the $193 million project by

a representative overseeing the construction

at all of the sites. According to the official,

they are no longer just “pushing

around dirt.”

“We are under construction at all four of

the sites,” said Michael Dingeldein, the

director of architecture and planning with

the Community Design Alliance.

While each site has been making headway,

he said the construction management

has been “a little more” focused on the

build project at Norton and Finland Middle

Schools as they have a less flexible schedule

related to the projected fall of 2022

reopening date.

“They’re the ones that have to be finished

in time to make the transition with

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the demolition of the two existing buildings,”

he said.

The Norton Middle School site is considered

to be “the tightest” of all four locations,

he said.

“We are building right between an

active Prairie Norton and an active Norton

Middle School,” he said, “but we’re doing

very well.”

The slabs have already been laid at all

four of the sites, with precast wall panels

currently being erected at this location and

masonry work underway.

The construction at Finland Middle is in

“about the same position as Norton is.”

“Things are going very quickly,” he said,

“and we’re making good progress.”

He added that construction has not been

impacted even though they are working

within three “active” school sites.

Due to Norton Middle’s proximity to

Prairie Norton Elementary and Finland

Middle’s proximity to Finland Elementary

and Franklin Woods Intermediate, the

parking lot area will be expanded at these

locations to allow teachers, staff, and buses

to share existing space.

Pleasant View Middle School, which will

be relocated from its existing location on

Kropp Road to Holt Road, is a site that has

posed a challenge to the construction managers

despite it being deemed a site that is

“easier to operate.”

“We have more to control,” he said,

referring to the neighboring development.

“We have more dirt to disturb, more water,

more storm runoff.”

He said that issue has been mitigated by

creating storm control and water control

around the perimeter of the entire site,”

said Dingeldein.

Runoff issues have also posed a challenge

at the new location for Brookpark

Middle School, which is being relocated to

the Beulah Park development.

“It was one of the sites I was most concerned

about because of runoff,” said

Dingeldein. “We have lots of residential

neighbors, we have lots of new construction

to the north of us in Beulah Park.”

In order to mitigate that challenge, he

said Ruscilli Construction developed a 200-

foot box culvert that spans the area that

accesses the football field.

Despite some runoff issues and the

unpredictable Ohio winters, Dingeldein

said that the construction progress is overall

“going well.”

“Everything is working well, it’s on

time, and I’m pleased with the construction

operation.”

The exterior construction will continue

throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Superintendent Dr. Bill Wise said that, if

all goes according to plan, they will be

working on the interior of the buildings by

winter of 2021.

All of the new middle schools are slated

to open by the start of the 2022-23 school

year.

names in the news

Cedarville honors

Abigail Goodwin and Blake Hansher

of Grove City were named to the dean’s

list at Cedarville University.

GIT graduate

Liam Bailey of Grove City has

earned a master of science in computer

science from the Georgia Institute of

Technology in Atlanta.

Muskingum honors

The following Grove City area students

have been named to the fall

dean’s list at Muskingum University in

New Concord, Ohio: Emma Bachman,

Kevin McIntire, and Alexandra Sheets

YSU honors

Felicia Fuller of Grove City has been

named to the president’s list at

Youngstown State University for the

fall semester.

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Cougar Cutz help with confidence

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By Dedra Cordle

Staff Writer

Hats on. Hoods up. Heads down. That is

what Art Jordan saw every time he walked

the hallways at Westland High School.

As the newly hired assistant principal —

he was promoted from Grove City High

School where he had been employed as an

English teacher since 2014 — Jordan knew

that it was his duty to fix at least two of

those sights immediately despite how

unpopular it would make him.

“It is against the school code to wear

hats and hoods on your head,” he said with

a laugh. “And not only is it against the

code, but it also makes it harder to get to

know the people walking these halls, especially

in an environment when everyone is

wearing a mask.”

In the beginning, all of the students

complied with his request. Rarely did it

stick.

“I found I would be asking the same people

the same thing all the time,” he said.

Eventually, that constant defiance of

the rule and request would turn into a hostile

attitude.

Rather than dole out the discipline,

Jordan decided to give them something else

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instead — an ear to bend.

“I would take them aside, get to know

them, ask questions about what is going on

in their lives,” he said.

When they opened up, he discovered a

common thread.

“They were all dealing with issues related

to their self-esteem,” he said.

Most of their feelings of inadequacy, he

added, stemmed from the hair on their

head.

“Some have faced financial hardships

this year and their parents or guardians

could not afford to get them to the barber

shop,” Jordan said. “By wearing their hats

and hoods, it was their shield against those

who might make fun of them for their

appearance.”

Jordan said he immediately felt a kinship

with these students.

“I know how important it is to feel good

about yourself.”

When he was unable to visit the barber

when the pandemic was first introduced to

the state and businesses shut down to slow

the spread, Jordan said he felt like he was

spinning out of control.

“For so many of us, the barber is our

therapy,” he said. “When we put on that

cape, we feel important. We get to be looked

at, to be heard, to express ourselves, advocate

for ourselves, feel better about ourselves.

“It is a place where we get mentorship

and navigate life. When that place, or that

opportunity to get to that place, is taken

from us, we definitely do not feel like our

best selves.”

While brainstorming ways to help boost

these students’ self-esteem, Jordan came

across a news article featuring Jason

Smith, a principal at a school in

Indianapolis who gained attention for

using his skills as a barber to help a student

who was embarrassed by his back-toschool

haircut.

“That story really struck me,” he said.

“This guy could have disciplined the student

who was refusing to remove his hat,

but he spent time learning what was wrong

and came up with a solution to help.”

Then he had a light-bulb moment — he

would try to get a fully licensed barber shop

up and running at Westland. Jordan, however,

knew would be nowhere near the clippers,

trimmers, shavers, or shears.

“I can’t cut hair,” he said, “but I can

organize.”

With the blessing of the school and district,

Jordan asked his barber, Westland

alum Jamekea Norman of Dolc’e Cutting

Bar, for advice on how to reach fellow barbers

could not only volunteer their time

and skill, but act as mentors to high school

students.

“That was one of the most important

aspects of this program,” said Jordan. “We

wanted that mentorship, we wanted someone

with an ability to bond with these teens

and raise them up by helping them look

good and feel good.”

When Norman posted Jordan’s idea and

request to social media, Dimonti Stanley

and Aaron Choina were immediately

tagged by hundreds of people.

“I just logged on and saw I had been

tagged in this post about 40 times,” said

Choina, a barber at Oohs and Ahs Hair

Design on the eastside of Columbus.

Since beginning their careers as professional

barbers several years ago, Stanley

and Choina have garnered a reputation as

someone who is always willing to volunteer

their time and skills to those who might not

be able to afford a trim.

“I think it is incredibly important to give

back to people, to try to make the world a

better place,” said Choina, who often gives

free haircuts to people residing at homeless

shelters.

With the certification by the state board

pronouncing ‘Cougar Cutz’ as a fully

licensed barbershop — “we believe it is the

first fully licensed barbershop at a high

school in the state,” said Jordan — and

Stanley and Choina on board alongside

Norman, Andre Cray, AZ Favors and

Davessa Mattis, the shop opened in late

March.

One of the first students to participate

in the service was Unique Taylor.

When Taylor, a freshman, heard about

Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle

Art Jordan, the assistant principal at

Westland High School, established a fully

licensed barber shop at the school to

boost the self-esteem of its students.

Here, Mason Bailey receives a trim from

Dimonti Stanley at Cougar Cutz on March

24. Stanley and the other barbers at the

shop volunteer their time and skill for this

program.

Jordan’s idea, she said she was skeptical

that it would work, but “really excited”

about the prospect.

“I think it’s really convenient to have a

barbershop in your school,” she said.

Taylor has visited Cougar Cutz twice

since its inception and has been impressed

by the results each outing.

“I’m feeling pretty good about myself,”

she said after Choina completed a zig-zag

design.

Every student at the school is allowed to

visit Cougar Cutz, pending parental

approval. The cuts — primarily fades and

tapers, no beard upkeep or eyebrow designs

at this time — are free but it does come with

a caveat after that first trim.

“I want them to set a goal,” said Jordan.

“I don’t want it to be grade based or have a

letter attached to it but for them to establish

a small, personal goal.

“It could be as simple as coming to

school each day, or turning in an extra

assignment, or checking their attitude. It

has to be personal to them.”

Since Cougar Cutz opened, more than

50 students have become patrons. Jordan

said he has felt a shift in the mood of the

school.

“We’re looking good and feeling good,”

he said.

Jordan said he looks forward to the day

where he sees all hats off, all hoods down,

and all heads up while walking the hallways

at Westland.

“These kids deserve it.”


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The American Red Cross will host several

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April 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. - Grove City

Kingston Center Community Drive, 3226

Kingston Ave.

April 9 from 12 to 6 p.m. - city of Grove

City, 3226 Kingston Ave.

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Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus St.

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Garden helpers

Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle

Debbie Cahill and her granddaughter,

Maddie Morgan, consider themselves

active participants in the Grove City Area

Chamber of Commerce Farmers’ Market.

“We’re more active on the financial side,”

said the resident of Grove City with a

laugh. “We’re there just about every week

buying produce, flowers, or anything else

that strikes our interest.” But the duo

recently decided they wanted to become

more actively involved by activating their

green-thumbs in preparation for this

year’s Farmers’ Market. On March 27,

Debbie and Maddie spent several hours

assisting their favorite vendors, the

Stynchula family, transplant thousands

of their Rupp Seed seedlings that are

slated to be sold throughout the spring

and summer. According to Dave

Stynchula, all of the plant and produce

proceeds go to the Stynchula Family

Foundation, a non-profit organization

founded in 1999 that raises funds to support

the treatment and research for children

with autism, as well as provided

them and other children with special

needs the opportunity to participate in

camps or other events to enhance their

lives. The GCACC Farmers’ Market is

scheduled to start on May 15.

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2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at the Jackson

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The service is free and anonymous, no

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when they are no longer needed it is important

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are accepted. All medications must be

removed from packaging and placed in a

clear, sealed bag. Needles, lancets,

syringes, inhalers, aerosols, liquids,

creams and pastes are not accepted.

The city of Grove City, United States

Drug Enforcement Administration, Grove

City Division of Police, Jackson Township

Fire Department, Giant Eagle and Keep

Grove City Beautiful sponsor Operation

Medicine Drop.

For more information, contact Linda

Rosine at 614-277-3058.

A Taste of Grove City

The 2021 A Taste of Grove City will

begin on April 5. Over the four-week celebration,

the community will celebrate

favorite flavors by dining directly with over

30 restaurants and eateries.

Each week will focus on a different type

of restaurant or cuisine, with many participating

restaurants planning discounts,

specials, and may even reveal new menu

items. The feature weeks with dates are as

follows:

April 5-11: Burger Week

April 12-18: Pizza Week

April 19-25: Restaurant Week

April 26-May 2: Sweet Treat Week

Week three’s restaurant week will feature

assorted cuisine ranging from Italian

and Asian favorites to a variety of regional

Americana classics. Week four’s sweet

treats will bring the festivities to a conclusion,

but is not limited to desserts as several

sweet breakfast participants are in the

line-up.

A full list of restaurants participating

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

The Taste of Grove City is organized by

the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce

and sponsored by Credit Union of Ohio.

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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Minor League restructuring

Photo courtesy of the Columbus Clippers

Teammates mob Columbus Clipper Yandy Diaz as he

touches home plate after slugging a home run.

The Columbus Clippers will face some new opponents

this year following Major League Baseball’s

structural shake up of the minor league system.

Major League Baseball - in an effort to streamline,

cut costs, and increase revenues - shrank the number

of minor league teams from 160 to 120. It also

revamped its top level Triple-A by eliminating the

names International League and Pacific Coast League

and creating a new 20 team league called Triple-A

East and 10 team league called Triple-A West.

The Columbus Clippers are long-time members of

the International League, a league that begin in 1884.

The Pacific Coast League started in 1902. Now both

league names are gone. However, Clippers President

and General Manager Ken Schnacke said the quality

of baseball being played at the Triple-A level will

remain the same.

“It’s a bit of a change,” said Schnacke. “But players

change every year anyway and this new format will

eliminate some travel.”

The Clippers’ 2021, 120-game schedule will include

a combination of six game and four game series

against opponents. The Clippers will compete in

Triple-A East in the Midwest Division along with traditional

rival the Toledo Mud Hens as well as the

Indianapolis Indians, Louisville Bats, St. Paul Saints,

Omaha Storm Chasers, and the Iowa Cubs.

Schnacke said each six game series will be followed

by an off day, usually a Monday.

“We lose Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Flag Day

because of that, but we’ve got to roll with it,” said

Schnacke, who said Dime-A-Dog nights will still be

held on Tuesdays and Dollar Days will be on

Wednesdays.

The Clippers’ home opener is May 11 against

Omaha and Schnacke said pandemic precautions will

include a buffer area along the dugouts and bull pens

and fan seating of pods of six people or less.

“It’s a lot to get ready for,” said Schnacke.

Regarding the demise of the name “International

League,” Schnacke said that, though the name will not

be prevalent this year, there are efforts that the name

be maintained at some point.

Schnacke added there will be no league all-star

game this year nor will there be a Triple-A national

championship game as in the past.

“These could return in 2022,” he said.

Historical perspective

Author and historian James Tootle, who wrote the

book, “Baseball in Columbus,” which documents the

history of professional baseball in the city, said it is

disappointing to see the name International League,

with its rich history come to a close.

“The league’s roots go back to the 1880s and it has

produced countless players and managers who made

their mark in the minor league cities where they

played on their way up to outstanding careers in the

majors,” said Tootle.

He noted that, before Jackie Robinson broke the

color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he

prepared for that breakthrough by honing his skills in

1946 on the International League’s Montreal Royals.

“Baseball greats Red Schoendienst, Walt Alston,

Jim Rice, Wade Boggs, Chipper Jones, Columbus’ Billy

Southworth, and others are enshrined in both the IL

Hall of Fame and in Cooperstown,” said Tootle.

“Columbus has a long history in the International

League with the Jets (1955-70) and the Clippers (1977-

present), and has won many championships. The history

of the IL deserves to be remembered and preserved.”

Tootle said that, while Columbus may lose several

traditional opponents like Syracuse and Rochester,

this season, fans will probably not miss playing teams

with geographically ambiguous names such as Lehigh

Valley.

“Columbus will continue to play familiar rivals

Toledo, Indianapolis, and Louisville,” said Tootle.

“These teams are not only International League opponents,

but also the teams Columbus played against

during the half-century (1903-1954) when the

Columbus Senators and Red Birds were in the old

American Association with those same cities.

Columbus also resumes playing St. Paul, another rival

from the American Association era. It is my understanding

that the 2021 schedule, which has Columbus

mostly only playing teams in its own division, is due to

travel restrictions caused by the pandemic and the

Clippers may resume playing more of the old

International League rivals in 2022.”

Tootle believes most fans will adjust to the restructuring.

To them, a summer night at Huntington Park

with an office group after work or with family will look

about the same.

He said Columbus is in excellent position to adjust,

with its fine Huntington Park, experienced organizational

leadership, continuing popular MLB affiliation

with Cleveland, and history of community support.

“Once we get past the pandemic and crowds can

return in larger numbers, Columbus should be fine,”

said Tootle. “Columbus is an exceptionally strong

franchise in every way.”

He said the real adjustment challenges will be felt

in the 40-plus cities that lost their teams when the

restructuring plan reduced the total number of minor

league clubs from over 160 to 120.

“Empty ballparks and no baseball - a sad circumstance

for any town,” said Tootle. “We may see the creation

of new teams and leagues not associated with

organized baseball to serve these communities which

have suddenly lost their teams. We may see an

increase in the popularity of college baseball as players

who would have signed professionally out of high

school may now choose to play on college teams as a

way to get a shot at a professional career.”

He said the best hope for successful adjustment is

the game itself.

“The atmosphere on a beautiful summer evening at

the ballpark will always be magical,” said Tootle. “It is

hard to beat that experience no matter what the name

of the league might be. Even with this total restructuring

of the minors, somehow the game is always able to

adjust and keeps going on–but perhaps diminished

this year by the absence of the traditional league

names that have been part of the fabric and history of

professional baseball for generations.”

For information on “Baseball in Columbus,” visit

www.arcadiapublishing.com.


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Lady is an 8-year-old beagle. She is a naturally

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Barelli is a sweet 7-year-old who will actually

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though. You’ll likely catch her napping up high

during the day. She was dumped at a barn last

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Auditor extends licensing deadline

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano announced an

extension of the dog licensing deadline. The new deadline, based

on COVID-19 relief passed by the General Assembly, is July 1.

This extension will allow dog owners more time to purchase or

renew a license without a penalty. The cost to license a spayed or

neutered dog is $18 for one year, $54 for three years, or $180 for

a permanent license. For a non-spayed or neutered dog, the cost

is $35 for one year, $105 for three years, or $350 for a permanent

license. Though the auditor’s office public counters remain closed

for the health and safety of Franklin County residents, dog licenses

can be purchased online at doglicense.franklincountyohio.gov.

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xPublic Notices

LEGAL NOTICE

The Grove City Police Department has recovered

numerous bicycles, tools, electronic equipment, clothing

and monies over the course of several months.

The bicycles are of various types and models, as are

the tools and electronic equipment. All properties are

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

believe you have claim to any of the property and have

proof of ownership for the property, you may call the

Grove City Police Department Property Room at

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

property is by appointment only. All items not claimed

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

Enforcement Fund, or destroyed according to Ohio

Law.

CHARITABLE DONATION

Qualified organizations may be eligible to receive

bicycles as charitable donations from the City of

Grove City. Qualified organizations must have a valid

ruling or determination letter recognizing the taxexempt

status of the organization, pursuant to Internal

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

Representatives may call the Grove City Police

Department Property Room at 614-277-1757 to

inquire about the donation process.

The Urbancrest Community

Improvement Corporation (UCIC)

is holding a Regular Meeting on

April 8, 2021, 6:30 pm

This meeting will be held virtually

using Zoom.

Please send an email to

info@urbancrestcic.org

to request the meeting ID

and call in number.

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Call 614-272-2800 or visit us

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EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WANTED

Bartenders Needed that

are willing to work. Also in

need of a Weekend

Janitor. Private Veterans

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We offer a consistent work

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structure and paid CDA

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Rentals

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WANTED

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Clocks, Bookcases

Antiques, Furn.

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Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

Block Work & Excavation

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35 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.

Free Ests. 614-871-3834

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Hot Tub/Shed Pads,

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Sealing of new &

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AJ’s Concrete,

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Good Work - Fair Prices

Block Foundations

Driveways • Sidewalks

Epoxy/Overlay Floors

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.

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FENCING

EAZY FENCE

Chain Link - Wood

No Job Too Big or Small

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Owner & Operator

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Room Additions • Roofs

More than 25 Years Experience

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Over 35 yrs exp.

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LAWN CARE

The Lawn Barber

Cut, Trim, Blow away

Hedge Trimming, Edging

Garden Tilling

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Lawnmasters and

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Give us a call for your

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Winter or Fall

WE DO IT ALL!!!!

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Free Ests. Low Rates

$20 & Up

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MOVING

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SW/W

Old Man

& A Mower

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Senior Discount

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Moving

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Celebrating

over 60 yrs

in business

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PAINTING

Moyer Construction LLC

Specialing in Painting

Insured - Free Estimate

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What does it take to be a believable

action star? Well, if we’re looking at cinematic

examples of the past, all it really

took was being a male with a mountain of

muscle and a spot-on oil game to highlight

the tan or that strategically shorn tuft of

hair on an otherwise smooth chest.

Throughout the years, however, those

characteristics of a believable action star

have changed, allowing a new wave of people

(women, even!) with less buffed and

bronzed physiques to share a place on that

mantle.

That evolution had been met by resistance

by some — I guess watching a lean

human who was not chosen by a higher

power or bitten by a radioactive spider take

down a mob of people is not as believable as

if they were more massed — but I have been

enjoying this change as it allows more

actors to play against type.

The latest example of an actor playing

against type and donning the glistening

cape of a potentially new action star is the

great and underappreciated Bob Odenkirk.

With his background in comedy and his

most known role being the morally dubious

attorney Saul Goodman in the “Breaking

Bad” universe, Odenkirk has never been

given many opportunities to be a man of

physical action. After all, with his slight

frame and sweet face that seems like it

would break out into a sweat if he lied, he

doesn’t exactly scream “I can mess you up.”

But he was given that chance with

“Nobody” and you can tell he really relished

the opportunity.

Taken as a whole, “Nobody” is not a

great film. There is little substance and the

secondary characters are paper thin, but

the presence of Odenkirk is what makes it

watchable. He plays his role with vulnerability,

gravitas and slyness, giving the

audience a wink that while he is serious

about this role, he knows you’re watching

him and thinking “this is the guy they

chose for this role?” But that is what makes

the film somewhat compelling — he plays it

so well that if any other actor, especially a

known action star with muscles, had said

yes it would be largely unbearable.

In this film, Odenkirk plays Hutch

Mansell, an ordinary man living an ordinary

existence. A montage shows that

every day is exactly the same — he wakes

up, jogs, passively aggressively does chinups

near a billboard with his wife’s face on

it, rides a bus to work, and stares at

spreadsheets for multiple hours while

working alongside his father-in-law and

obnoxious brother-in-law. It’s a normal life,

minus the chin-up thing, and he is mostly

OK with how quiet and simple it is.

But all of that changes one night when

Hutch interrupts a home invasion. After

startling the two robbers, one man and one

woman who seem nervous and unsure of

themselves, he calmly tells them to take

what they want and leave. In their mad

dash, they take a handful of loose cash and

items in a fruit bowl and his watch, but as

they are demanding his ring his teenage

son (Gage Munroe) tackles one to the

ground and chaos ensues. Rather than

unleash a smack down that you know is

bubbling under the surface, Hutch allows

them to escape, drawing the scorn of his

son, his wife, his neighbor, and the police

officer who responded to the scene. “If that

was my family…” he states.

Knowing that his actions, or lack thereof,

were correct for the situation at hand,

he soaks in the ridicule from his wife’s family

and accepts it at face value. “I did the

right thing.” But then, when his daughter

indicates that the robbers stole her beloved

Kitty Cat bracelet, he snaps and goes looking

for trouble.

Unlike most characters in similar

movies, Hutch isn’t a man with a past who

is pulled back into the mix after a series of

unfortunate events. Instead, Hutch is a

man with a past who willingly goes back

into the mix after a series of unfortunate

events. And despite however ridiculous his

motives are, the movie is all the better for

it because it allows Odenkirk to shine —

and give shiners, among other things.

But despite however much enjoyment is

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taken from watching

Odenkirk get his

action game on (no

oil here though he

does break out into

an attractive sweat

after dispatching

some baddies), the

movie itself does not live up to the potential

of his presence. The writers and the director

have a genuinely great actor on their

hands, one willing to go just about anyplace

they want (even the close quarters of a bus

for a tense and prolonged fight sequence)

but the material itself with its odd Russian

drug lord side plot and paper-thin building

of the Mansell family does him a disservice.

Overall, “Nobody” is not a film that

takes itself too seriously, which is always a

bonus in relation to action films, and it

does feature some excellent fight choreography.

But if the creators (who also created

“John Wick”) want to make the transition

into a franchise, they’re going to have to get

material that is better suited to fit the talent

of the actors and the audience starved

for an action film that is not completely

convoluted. Grade: C

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.

Pictorial Past

Families who lived outside the village of Grove City received their mail by horse

and wagon. Edward Darnell was the postmaster and also the rural mail carrier from

1897 to 1914. In addition to postmaster, Darnell was a photographer and he preserved

Grove City history through his photographs. Many of the historical photos

he took can no longer be credited to him today because there are no records of

what images he took. 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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