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receives grant for
One Field project
By Amanda Ensinger
Prairie Township was awarded $1.5
million from the Ohio Capital Budget. The
money will be used to create an innovative
new field in the township to make playing
sports more accessible to all.
“This is the largest award issued by the
state,” said Rob Peters, township administrator
at a recent board meeting.
According to Peters, the funds will be
used for the One Field project. This project
involves creating an artificial turf field
that is designed specifically for individuals
with special needs. The field will have a
hard surface and artificial turf, allowing
people in crutches or wheelchairs to use
the field more easily. The field will be used
for soccer, football, and other field sports.
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for firefighters to
burn and learn
Photos courtesy of Prairie Township Firefighters
Firefighters in Prairie Township were
able to get some hands-on learning
experience during a live burn event earlier
this month. The training exercise
was at a vacant home on Tamara
Avenue. Prairie Township was awarded
a Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) grant that it used to
purchase and demolish several properties
in a floodplain, including this home
on Tamara Avenue. Above, firefighters
take a break in fighting the flames to
pose for a group photo.
At right, firefighters plan out the best
course of action to tackle the fire.
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Southwest Public Libraries (SPL) has partnered with
the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to distribute free
at-home COVID-19 test kits. The antigen rapid-test kits
have been purchased by the state and are offered free of
charge to the public on a voluntary basis.
The test is self-administered at home during a free session
with a telehealth proctor and offers results in approximately
15 minutes. To use, patrons will need an email
address, internet connection, and a device with a webcam.
Those interested in picking up a test kit should download
the NAVICA app from Google Play or the iOS App
Store. The app enables users to find pickup sites and
receive a pickup pass, manage their health profiles, and
store test results for a limited time.
The library is offering kits for no-contact pickup only.
To request a kit for pickup, patrons should:
1.Download the NAVICA app from Google Play or iOS
App Store and create an account.
2.Call the library and request a test kit for pickup.
3.Come pick up requested kit (labeled with last
name) from no-contact tables near the entrance.
4.Take the test kit home to complete. Users will
need to go to ohio.emed.com to start their telehealth
session. The telehealth proctor will guide
the user through collecting the sample and reading
and understanding results.
Please be aware:
•No testing is done on site, and library staff are
not permitted to assist in any part of the test nor
provide any medical or testing advice.
•Users should contact their local health department
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Prairie Township history sought
The Southwest Franklin County Historical Society
is in the process of updating its website on Prairie
Township and is looking for historical photographs and
stories of that area. Individuals who are willing to
share information or photos are asked to email pictures
and information to
Of particular interest would be any information of
old buildings and/or businesses in the communities of
Alton, Rome or Galloway.
“We also have conflicting information about the
early railroads that passed through Galloway,” said
Jim Hale with the historical society. “Any information
on that topic would be helpful.”
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The cost to build One Field is approximately
$880,000, but it is also part of a larger project that
costs approximately $2,1 million. This project includes
the Galloway Road widening, turn lane and parking
When COVID-19 struck in 2020, the One Field project
was put on hold.
“The One Field fundraising campaign has been put
on pause due to the pandemic,” Peters.
He noted that $728,000 had been raised and an
additional $195,000 had been pledged by donors.
With this new funding, the project can now move
According to Peters, organizers wanted to work on
everything in the project at once, so they put the project
on hold until they had enough funds for everything.
They said when the pandemic occurred, it didn’t feel
the like the appropriate time to continue to raise
“We had enough for some of the project, but now we
have enough for everything,” Peters said. “We would
love to start this project this summer, but most likely
construction will start in 2022.”
(Franklin County Department of Health 614-525-3160.)
•Please do not pick up if you are feeling unwell. A
friend or family member may pick up instead.
The tests are nasal swab antigen tests.
In collaborating with libraries and other organizations
across the state, ODH hopes to make test kits readily
available to everyone in all Ohio counties. The accessibility
of libraries makes them ideal partners.
“Libraries are trusted by their communities and are
available to all,” says Meredith Wickham, director of
Southwest Public Libraries. “By partnering with ODH, we
hope we can help simplify the process for those needing
testing for work, school, travel, or other purposes by providing
easy access to these kits. The SPL team is thrilled
to discover yet another way we can serve our community
during the pandemic.”
The library does not collect nor keep any personal information
in regards to these tests. The telehealth partner
handles all reporting to public health officials as required.
Southwest Public Libraries serves southwest Franklin
county and surrounding areas through its two branches,
Grove City Library and Westland Area Library. Visit
www.swpl.org for more information.
around the westside
Free produce market
The Mid-Ohio Foodbank and the Knights of
Columbus Santa Maria Council #2898 will host a free
produce market the fourth Friday of each month
through the end of October at St. Agnes Church, 2364
West Mound St. in Columbus. The food pantry will be
open from 3 to 5 p.m. For additional information, email
Kevin Miller at email@example.com.
Produce giveaway at YMCA
The Hilltop YMCA hosts a fresh produce giveaway
the third Wednesday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. at
2879 Valleyview Drive in Columbus. For more information,
call the YMCA at 614-276-8224.
In other news, the board gave an update on other
projects that have been on hold due to the pandemic.
Among these projects is the I-270 Interchange project.
The project would improve the landscaping around the
West Broad Street and I-270 interchange.
Improvements to the area would include adding
landscaping, LED lighting over the underpass and
sculptures to the interchange. The project would cost
between $30,000 to $60,000 a year and several businesses
and organizations agreed to partner for the
“Unfortunately, a lot of partners on that project
have changed,” Peters said. “The township still has
this in its budget, but a lot of the funding was coming
from other partners.”
Peters said they may still move forward with the
project and scale it back depending on which partners
plan to contribute.
“We need to look at who is maintaining the area and
if we have permission to help with that,” Peters said.
“Our fallback is to at least make some small improvements
to the area and maintain it at a local level.”
By Josephine Birdsell
Park improvements are coming to
The Columbus Parks and Recreation
department is planning improvements to
The Columbus Aquatics Center and John
Burroughs Elementary School.
“Our facilities have been in place for
quite some time. It’s time to get feedback
on what’s really important for the community,
find out how our facilities meet those
needs, and see what’s missing,” said Kathy
Spatz, land development specialist, at the
April 6 Greater Hilltop Area Commission
As part of the improvements to the
aquatic center, the recreation and parks
department plans to install new outdoor
pools, including a pool near Glenwood park
in the Hilltop.
The plan is to replace and redesign the
pool in Glenwood to better accommodate
the needs of Hilltop residents. They also
plan to update and increase swimming programs
and classes for kids in the area.
“We’re excited about the aquatics program
having some face lifts,” Spatz said.
The city is also planning renovations to
the playground at John Burroughs
The parks and recreation department
will update the play area to include swing
sets and new equipment for kids to climb
on. The playground will also get new picnic
tables and a roofed outdoor structure to be
used for outdoor classes in the walkways.
Lastly, parks and recreation will patch
holes in the existing asphalt walkways and
plant new plants and trees throughout the
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Pool and park improvements planned in the Hilltop
GHAC committee meetings
are open to the public
The following are upcoming virtual
Greater Hilltop Area Commission committee
•April 21 at 7 p.m. - human services and
education committee meeting on Facebook
•April 22 at 7 p.m. - public safety committee
meeting on Facebook Live
around the westside
•April 24 at 10 a.m. - recreation and
parks audit, location to be determined
•April 26 at 7 p.m. - liquor permit committee
meeting on Facebook Live.
•April 28 at 7 p.m. - community relations
committee meeting on Facebook Live
•May 4 at 7 p.m. - full commission meeting
on Facebook Live
For more information on the commission,
Breakfast at the Lodge
to benefit Special Olympics
The Westgate Masonic Lodge #623 is
preparing breakfasts once a month to benefit
the Special Olympics. The public is
invited to have breakfast the second
Saturday of each month at 2925 West
Broad St. Adults eat for a donation of $6,
children age 3 and above pay $3. Serving is
from 9 a.m. to noon.
The city will accept bids from various
companies at the end of spring. Officials
hope to begin construction in 2021.
In other news, the commission is hosting
a Trash Summit from 2 to 4 p.m. on June
12 to address residents’ concerns about
trash and illegal dumping throughout the
Hilltop. The meeting is open to the public.
The commission hopes to develop concrete
solutions to the amount of trash in the
area. The location of the summit has yet to
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Photos courtesy of Friends of Westgate Park
In honor of Earth Day festivities, Green Columbus donated 100 bags of mulch and
70 bags of topsoil to Friends of Westgate Park. The volunteers used the materials
to spruce up the popular westside area park. Here, Tama Ricks (left), with Green
Columbus poses with Jillian Manning, with Friends of Westgate Park. The organization
held a work day, following the donated delivery, on April 10 to spread the
mulch and soil, as well as clean up litter and flower beds at the park. The next park
work day will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 8 at 3271 Wicklow Road.
Volunteers are encouraged to attend.
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Lack of meeting minutes trouble trustees
By Amanda Ensinger
Officials in Franklin Township are voicing their
frustration with the fiscal office due to a reported lack
of transparency, specifically with meeting minutes.
Currently, township notes have not been posted this
“Right now, all we have online is the audio from the
meetings,” said Mark Potts, township administrator at
a recent board meeting. “The reason for this is because
the fiscal department says they don’t have time to complete
Franklin Township Fiscal Officer Mary Rhinehart
recently took over the position.
“Where are we on the minutes,” asked trustee John
Fleshman. “Do we have an idea of when the minutes
will be caught up?”
According to Franklin Township Assistant Fiscal
Officer Robyn Watkins, they have no idea when the
minutes will be available.
“We have no minutes available,” Watkins said. “I
don’t have an answer of when they will be done. I still
have a lot of meeting minutes that have not been
This has continued to frustrate the trustees and at
the beginning of the year, the board approved a resolution
saying the fiscal office had to have meeting minutes
available by the next board meeting. This has not
“It takes two days to type out meeting minutes,”
Rhinehart said. “We have payroll and other responsibilities,
so there is no other time.”
Rhinehart said she could postpone payroll if the
board forces the department to complete meeting minutes
in this timeframe.
“I don’t think you can force us to do that,” Rhinehart
The trustees said this has not been an issue, until
“This should be a basic thing we accomplish,” said
trustee Aryeh Alex. “If the current secretary can’t do
this, they should be trained properly or find someone
LifeCare Alliance will host a spring
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p.m. on 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.
Operation Medicine Drop
Dispose of expired or unwanted prescription
and over-the-counter medications
to Operation Medicine Drop from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at the Jackson
Township Fire Station, 3650 Hoover Road
in Grove City. The service is free and
anonymous, no questions asked.
Medicines play an important role in
treating many conditions and diseases, and
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who can. This is a major failure of the fiscal office.”
Also, at the meeting the board butted heads with
the fiscal office over when the fiscal officer, as well as
the trustees should be paid each month.
“The fiscal office is saying we should be paid at the
end of the month after we have completed our work,”
Fleshman said. “The reason for this is because if we
are paid at the beginning of the month and we resign,
we will be paid for work we have not completed.”
However, the trustees and the fiscal officer have
always been paid at the beginning of the month and
this has never been an issue, according to several
“I really don’t care; we have huge financial issues
we should be focused,” Alex said. “We can’t even get
meeting minutes out on time, so why are we concerned
with this? The fiscal office also
has missed payroll several
times for our staff, so they
should be focusing on that.”
Rhinehart said this is an
important issue that needs to be
“The trustees should never
be paid before the end of the
month and I won’t do it,”
Rhinehart said. “This is going to
cause all kinds of issues.”
Rhinehart told the trustees
this is her department’s decision,
and the board has no
authority to vote on it; saying
that the board cannot decide the
structure of how the fiscal office
“For me, I would rather be
paid at the beginning of the
month for consistency,”
Fleshman said. “This also is a
board decision, and the board
The board agreed to discuss
the topic at a later date.
when they are no longer needed it is important
to dispose of them properly. Potential
health hazards and safety issues due to
disposing of drugs in toilets or landfills is
avoided as medicines are disposed of in a
safe and environmentally protective manner.
Prescription, over-the-counter and pet
medications in pill, powder or patch form
are accepted. All medications must be
removed from packaging and placed in a
clear, sealed bag. Needles, lancets,
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Piles for Smiles to help children with facial differences
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By Christine Bryant
Thinking about having a yard sale? The
good news is you can get rid of some clutter
while restoring hope in a child’s life.
The Magical Moments Foundation will
host Piles for Smiles, a city-wide event on
May 14-16 that will allow Columbus area
homeowners to donate some or all of the
proceeds from their yard sales to the nonprofit
The wish-granting foundation serves
children with facial differences that are the
result of congenital anomalies, facial burns
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Children’s Hospital co-founded the Magical
Moments Foundation with his wife, Krista,
just over a year ago. As the director of the
Cleft Lip and Palate Center at the hospital,
Kirschner says his life has long been dedicated
to serving children with facial differences
both at home and abroad.
“We saw a real need for Magical
Moments,” he said. “There are literally
hundreds of wish-granting organizations in
the U.S. that do the good work of serving
children with life-threatening illnesses, but
precious few that help children with facial
differences that threaten the quality of
their life for all of their lives.”
Krista Kirschner, whose background
includes healthcare work at Nationwide
Children’s Hospital, serves as the organization’s
executive director. She says kids are
growing up in a world that is increasingly
centered on appearance and that defines
beauty in a particular way.
“We need to look no further than the ads
on our billboards and magazines, in the
media and on social media,” she said. “We
now even have filters to enhance our facial
appearance on social media and Zoom. This
is the world in which we live.”
Concerns about appearance can affect
children’s self-esteem and put them at risk
for mental health disorders like anxiety
and depression, Richard Kirschner said. In
fact, recent studies show that up to 75 percent
of children admit to having been bullied
at school and that 25 percent have
“With all of this in mind, you can certainly
understand that, for some children
living with a facial difference resulting
from a genetic condition, cleft lip and
palate or other congenital craniofacial differences,
a birthmark, cancer treatment or
from facial trauma or burns, the world can
sometimes be a place of sadness, isolation
and even hopelessness,” he said.
Children born with facial differences
and those living with the scars of facial
trauma may endure the pain of teasing,
bullying and isolation, he said.
“For many, appearance-related stigma
can interfere with their healing, their selfesteem
and their quality of life,” he said.
“In any form, appearance-related stigma
can shatter dreams and leave emotional
scars that can remain for years.”
The Kirschners founded Magical
Moments Foundation to change all of this,
they say by providing magical moments for
those with facial differences.
“Our mission is to restore children’s
hope and self-esteem while also fundamentally
changing the world in which they
live,” Krista Kirschner said.
A girl named Sophia became the organization’s
first child to have her wish granted
- a trip to Walt Disney World. The
Kirschners say Sophia was born with a
cleft lip and palate in Guizhou, China. She
was adopted by her parents in December of
2010, and three months later, underwent
the first of many surgical procedures to
reconstruct her lip, nose and palate.
On top of the several surgeries and
painful recoveries she endured, her father
suddenly died in 2018.
“Magical Moments Foundation recently
granted Sophia the wish of a trip to Walt
Disney World with her mother and her
younger brother and sister,” Krista
Kirschner said. “While in Orlando, Sophia,
who dreams of becoming a pastry chef, was
also granted the opportunity to spend a day
with Rabii Saber, the executive pastry chef
at the Four Seasons Resort and one of the
world’s finest, award-winning pastry
Columbus residents who wish to participate
in Piles for Smiles and donate a portion
or all of their yard sale proceeds to
Magical Moments Foundation so that other
Sophia, the first Magical Moments recipient,
is pictured here with Rabii Saber, an
award winning pastry chef. Sophia got to
spend the day with the chef and learn
tricks of the trade. She wants to become a
children like Sophia can realize their
dreams can sign up on the organization’s
website at magicalmomentsfoundation.org
and clicking the “Piles for Smiles” tab.
Families can choose to host their sale for
one, two or all three days.
“We will provide participating households
with a toolkit to help them host their
sale,” Richard Kirschner said.
The toolkit will include signs, price
stickers, a tips and instruction sheet, a
Magical Moments cash donation box for
shoppers who want to donate additional
funds and some Magical Moments
brochures to help raise awareness. The
homeowner’s contribution is fully tax
deductible, he said.
“By participating in Piles for Smiles,
families can dispose of their gently used
items, earn some cash, have some fun and
help make children’s dreams come true,” he
Children may be nominated for a
Magical Moment through magicalmomentsfoundation.org.
Children ages 3
through 18 are eligible and may be nominated
by family, friends, neighbors, teachers
and healthcare providers.
“The most important consideration in
granting a Magical Moment is the impact
that the wish will have on their lives,”
Krista Kirschner said. “In granting each
Magical Moment, we aim to craft a memorable
experience that will not only bring
joy, but also restore hope and encouragement.”
Local author tells the
tales of the Ohio frontier
The tranquil waters of the Scioto River
were once anything but placid.
The Scioto River and its tributaries,
such as Big Darby Creek, Big Walnut
Creek, and the Olentangy River were once
hot beds of activity as Prehistoric and
Woodland Native Americans used them as
major transportation routes.
A new book by Janet Shailer, “Trouble
on Scioto’s Waters — Soldiers,
Frontiersmen & Native Americans: 1725-
1815,” explores the Native American history
surrounding these waterways.
“From 1754 to 1814 fighting raged within
the state between Native Americans and
their adversaries,” Shailer said. “Those
years are vital to understanding the history
of Ohio. By 1843, the last of the Native
Americans left the state after the signing of
the Treaty with the Wyandots. A mere 18
years later the Civil War would start.”
The importance of the Scioto River
watershed to Ohio’s early history cannot be
This river was a transportation artery
for the Shawnee, Wyandot, Delaware,
Ottawa, Seneca, and Miami on their way to
camps in the Pickaway Plains and beyond.
The area between the Scioto River and
the Big Darby Creek was once a cradle of
Prehistoric and Woodland activity. This
area alone has artifacts from the Paleo-
Indian, Adena, Hopewell, and Fort Ancient
cultures. Battelle Darby Metro Park along
Big Darby Creek, for one, is continuously
being studied by archaeologists for its
numerous mounds and Native American
artifacts that are still being discovered
there. Later the European fur trappers and
frontiersmen understood their significance,
followed by soldiers from three different
“I have included chapters on five men
who were important figures in central
Ohio’s early history,” Shailer said. “They
include Col. William Crawford, Simon
Girty, and Jonathan Alder plus Native
Americans Blue Jacket and Tecumseh. The
Indian Removal Act of 1830 began to drive
the Native Americans out of Ohio permanently.”
Shailer said the Native Americans knew
the Ohio country was a special place and
they helped to make it so.
“I believe that to understand the history
of a great people, we must thoroughly
study them, including walking the ground
where they once lived,” said Shailer. “Part
of this book is a guide to visiting some of
those sites. Native Americans entered
what is now central Ohio about 9,000 -
10,000 years ago.”
For people interested in both Prehistoric
and Eastern Woodland Indians, the Middle
Ohio Valley is an archaeologist’s gold mine.
“The Ohio Historical & Archaeological
Society estimated in the 1880s there were
once 10,000 mounds and earthworks in
Ohio alone,” said Shailer. “Unfortunately,
urban development has left us with few
remaining sites to see and explore.”
The Ohio History Connection has documented
dozens of Prehistoric and Eastern
Woodland sites all along the edges of the
“In Jackson Township/Franklin County,
archaeological maps show dozens of Native
American sites along the edges of this
waterway,” said Shailer. “Other creeks in
the Scioto River basin were also important
for development. On the western side of
Franklin County lies Big Darby Creek,
another important transportation artery
for several tribes. In the eastern part of
Franklin County, Alum Creek runs south
from Mount Gilead and joins Big Walnut
and Blacklick creeks in (now) Three Creeks
Metro Park. The Adena built at least seven
mounds in the Alum Creek Valley.”
The book includes a guide to those who
would like to visit sites once occupied by
these First Ohioans. Books may be ordered
online from the publisher Orange Frazer
Press at www.orangefrazer.com or via
“Janet Shailer has captured a long-overlooked
portion of Ohio’s history, a past era
that we are still feeling the effects of
today,” said Rick Palsgrove, managing editor
of the Columbus Messenger
Newspapers and director of the Groveport
Heritage Museum. “The stories she tells of
the Native Americans, military, and frontiersmen
who helped shape Ohio are fascinating.
Her listing of pertinent historical
sites that help tell the story of those times
is helpful to those who wish to see the
places where this history took shape.”
Janet Shailer is a former editor with the
Columbus Messenger Newspapers and has
written two other history books including
“Images of Grove City,” and “Images of
Modern America: Grove City.” She also wrote
the novel, “The Austerlitz Bugle-Telegraph: A
King, A Goddess and a Chronicle of
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How to reduce your vehicle maintenance costs
Major repairs to a vehicle can be expensive.
When unanticipated repairs are necessary,
drivers’ budgets can be thrown out
of whack, potentially causing a domino
effect that compromises their ability to pay
their bills on time.
Whether your vehicle is brand new, a
few years old or reaching milestones on its
odometer, there are ways to care for the
vehicle so you aren’t caught off guard by
costly repairs down the road.
•Read your owner’s manual. A vehicle
owner’s manual is a great resource that can
help drivers keep their cars and trucks
running strong for years. Every vehicle,
whether it’s purchased brand new from a
dealership or preowned from a preowned
dealer or private citizen, should come with
an owner’s manual. Don’t worry if you purchased
a preowned vehicle from a private
citizen who lost the manual, as many manufacturers
have manuals available for free
on their websites. Print manuals may cost
some money. Drivers may be able to find
their manuals elsewhere online. Once you
have the manual in hand or on your computer,
visit the maintenance section to
familiarize yourself with the manufacturer’s
recommended maintenance guidelines.
Adhering to those guidelines is a great way
to keep your car running strong for years
on end, and it might just save you from the
hassle of sudden expensive repairs.
•Protect the engine. The engine is
arguably the most expensive part of your
vehicle to replace, so protecting it should be
a priority. Routine oil changes and oil filter
replacements is a great way to protect the
engine. Manufacturer guidelines vary in
regard to oil change and oil filter replacement
intervals, but such recommendations
can be found in your manual.
•Hone your DIY skills. Drivers also can
save money on maintenance by doing some
of their own minor vehicle repairs.
YouTube is home to many DIY tutorials
that can teach drivers how to change their
own oil and replace the filters on their vehicles.
Routine repairs are relatively easy,
and many tutorials can walk you through
them step-by-step. Depending on how
much you drive, learning to do your own
minor vehicle repairs may save you hundreds
of dollars per year.
•Perform routine inspections. Older
vehicles may or may not alert drivers via
noises or leaks that they’re in need of
repair. Routine inspections of hoses, brakes
and tires, which should always be properly
inflated, can let drivers know if their vehicles
are experiencing problems before those
problems grow and become something costly.
Vehicle maintenance costs tend to be
most expensive when drivers ignore routine
maintenance or miss signs that their
cars and trucks might be struggling. By
adhering to manufacturer maintenance
guidelines and paying attention to their
vehicles, drivers can reduce the cost of
keeping their cars on the road.
Strategies to drive more efficiently and conserve fuel
Many people aspire to drive more efficiently
in an attempt to conserve fuel, save
money and reduce the carbon footprints of
their vehicles. But driving efficiently can
also make driving safer for motorists, their
passengers and everyone else, including
pedestrians, sharing the roads.
Drivers who want to drive more efficiently
can implement a variety of strategies
to do just that.
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determined with safety in mind, and drivers
should always adhere to posted speed
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and others on the road. The U.S.
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in 2015, 27 percent of motor vehicle crash
deaths were speeding-related. But according
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•Use cruise control wisely. Drivers concerned
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to turning on their vehicles’ cruise
control when driving long distances on the
highway. While that is an effective and
A Franklin Township business owner is taking
steps to reduce his carbon footprint and hopes his
practices will inspire others to do the same.
Mike Shifflet of Shifflet Auto Care operates a
100 percent green business, recycling everything
from used oils to tires to metals.
“Anything I can take off of a car and recycle I
will,” he said.
Opening in 2003, Shifflet said he has operated
his business with these green practices since the
beginning. Recycling anything he can get his
hands on, he uses left over oils and fluids to heat
He also gives township residents who change
their own oil an opportunity to drop off their used
fuel-efficient way to maintain steady
speeds, turn cruise control off when traversing
roads with steep hills. On such
roads, fuel efficiency can be lost because
the vehicle engine is working harder to
maintain steady speeds.
•Tighten the gas cap. When gas caps are
loose, fuel evaporates. The Car Care
Council notes that loose, missing or damaged
gas caps contribute to the evaporation
of roughly 147 million gallons of gas per
year. That’s both wasteful and costly.
When filling up at the gas station, turn the
cap until your hear it click.
Driving efficiently can make roadways
safer, benefit the environment and save
drivers considerable amounts of money.
Shifflet to help residents
and the environment
oils off as well.
“It is really harmful to dump oils down the
drain or into the ground,” he said. “If I am able to
provide an alternative solution to get rid of these
items I hope people will take advantage of it.”
Besides recycling oils, Shifflet also uses energy
efficient lighting that he said is environmentally
friendly and has significantly reduced his electric
bill. He also recycles tires, scrap metal and
old spark plugs.
Shifflet said he has plans to become even
greener in the future and is looking into adding
solar panels to his business in an effort to reduce
his electric consumption.
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Spring Auto Care
Spring Auto Care
What your car color says about you
Cars and trucks may be modes of transportation,
but many people see their vehicles as extensions of
The color of a vehicle can say a lot about its driver.
Automotive experts say color affects drivers’ decisions
when they’re buying new vehicles. In 2015, a survey
from PPG Automotive Coatings found the color palette
of black, silver, gray, and white makes up 75 percent of
new cars on the road. White has been the most popular
car color for years, perhaps because neutral tones tend
to look new for years, improving resale value as a
The Pantone Color Institute periodically highlights
popular trends in colors for home decorating, graphic
design, fashion, and much more. Their experts know a
thing about what color can say about a person. Here’s
a look at how drivers may perceive themselves (and
how others view them) based on their color choices in
vehicles, courtesy of Pantone, NerdWallet, Thrillist,
•White: This color can often project a persona of a
diligent, hardworking person. White is a dependable
color that also is sleek and modern. Many people who
prefer white also like the purity of the color and its perceived
•Black: Black vehicles have stood the test of time as
status symbols. Those who purchase black cars may
view them as classic and powerful. Black also conveys
elegance. That’s why limousines and hired cars are
•Silver: Silver cars may have futuristic connotations
because of their metallic hues. Silver vehicles
also can be elegant and prestigious. A certain element
of modernity is associated with silver cars and trucks.
•Gray: People who choose gray vehicles may be less
concerned about status and more interested in a vehicle
that blends in with the crowd. This no-nonsense
hue could be ideal for cautious, even-keeled drivers
who like to go with the flow.
•Blue: Light blue to mid-blue cars convey a sense of
calm and coolness. Blue is a dependable color and may
indicate the person behind the wheel is friendly. Dark
blue can be a confidence-booster and also signal
authority, as many police cruisers and law enforcement
uniforms feature deep blue.
•Red: People who own red cars probably like flash
and attention. They’re likely magnetic personalities
who enjoy standing out in a crowd.
•Green: Green cars indicate owners who have a
strong sense of self and care little about what others
think of them. They may be the people who march to
the beat of their own drums. But the popularity of
green cars peaked in the 1990s, so fewer green cars
may be on the road today than in the past.
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Low brow humor in “under Force”
I am going to begin this movie review with a visualization
session. It will help you, the reader and potential
movie watcher, determine your level of tolerance
for icky and strange things done in the name of comedy.
I want you to picture a plateful of chicken cutlets,
boneless and skinless, to be exact. I don’t want you to
think about the best way to prepare them in order to
make it edible, just picture it as is. Now, I want you to
envision someone shoveling those glistening bits of
flesh into their gaping and gleeful maw, and then transition
into watching that same person being delicately
fed those unseasoned cuts during a romantic interlude
with someone sporting crab claws in lieu of typical
If that short, albeit graphic, visualization session
entirely grossed you out and did not elicit even a small,
quizzical smile, I have to say that you might not be the
right audience for “Thunder Force,” an absurdist
superhero comedy now streaming on Netflix. However,
if you were intrigued by its potential and don’t mind
setting your brain to ‘entertained by very stupid
things,’ this might be the right movie for you.
Much like eating raw or undercooked meats, I had
strong reservations about this film, even without the
knowledge of the food humor/horror that lay within.
Though its original form had a lot of appeal as it
starred Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer in the
superhero roles, it was the wording on the package
that said “written and directed by Ben Falcone” that
gave me the most pause.
To be clear, I have nothing against Falcone. I have
seen his live interviews and read plenty of his paper
interviews and believe him to be a kind person, but I
have also watched a majority of the films that he has
written and/or directed and come away less than
impressed. While they all have glimpses of promise,
mostly because they feature his wife and national
treasure Melissa McCarthy, overall, they are lacking
in just about every other audio or visual area.
Though the warning signs were there, I decided to
proceed with “Thunder Force” because, frankly, I was
in the mood to watch something dumb. And I have to
say that it met my want for stupidity and yet it slightly
exceeded my expectations because it wasn’t as disappointing
as I thought it would be. Overall, I would say
that is a vast improvement from his other properties.
Or maybe it was just because my expectations were so
low? A question to ponder.
It begins as all superhero films do — with an origin
story. It is the year 1983 and a massive pulse of interstellar
cosmic rays have struck Earth. While a majority
of the population was unaffected by this most
unusual event, it exclusively granted powers to those
exhibiting the traits of sociopaths. Needless to say, the
following years have not been so great for the non-miscreants.
Fast forward to present day and Emily Stanton
(Spencer), a billionaire biotech genius who lost her parents
in a miscreant attack, has developed a serum to
give non-sociopaths powers to stop their deadly and
destructive reign. But just when it seems that all of
her plans to change the world are going according to
plan, they get sidetracked by a bulldozing blast from
Out of the blue, Emily gets a text message from her
ex-best friend Lydia Berman (McCarthy) who desperately
wants her to attend their high school class
reunion. Though she makes a promise to attend, she
gets sidetracked with her studies and forgets the date.
Much to her surprise, Lydia
shows up at her high-rise complex
in Chicago in order to take
her there (Lydia does this with
the hope that they will be able
to repair their frazzled friendship)
but things quickly go
astray. According to Emily,
Lydia has always been something of a disaster, a loyal
friend to be sure, but someone who always wants to
mess about where there are so many serious things
going on. So, it really shouldn’t have been a surprise
when she leaves Lydia unattended on the premises
and comes back to find her strapped to the molecular
changing machine and injected with the serum that
gives people superpowers.
Over the course of several weeks, Lydia undergoes
a series of treatments and tests to monitor her growing
abilities which include superstrength and a fierce
jonesing for raw chicken. Watching her get that first
taste of unmitigated protein, which is simultaneously
orgasmic and repulsive to her, elicited a genuine
With Lydia sequestered in this complex, and with
Emily undergoing her own transformation to become
invisible, one might think plenty of time would be
given to them repairing their friendship and finding a
way to become an effective force to battle the miscreants
by using their own strengths and weaknesses.
But no. Most is spent on repetitive scenes of Lydia’s
treatments and tests, and repetitive jokes that don’t
land the first, or the second, or the third time they are
When the action finally gets underway, it doesn’t
land that well either, especially with the way the fight
scenes were staged. Falcone is not exactly adept at
action choreography, even with “amateur superheroes”
underfoot, and it shows.
With the negative aspects of the above paragraphs,
one might wonder what makes this film watchable, or
even somewhat enjoyable. And to that I say it’s the
heart between McCarthy and Spencer and the side
characters which include a miscreant woman (Pom
Klementieff) who blows things up with her hands, a
“half-creant” named The Crab (Jason Bateman) and a
would-be mayoral candidate (Bobby Cannavale) who
moonlights as a decent person. With these three, you
get the sharpest dialogue, the funniest puns, and great
scenes of physical comedy, such as The Crab scuttling
away during a gunfight.
Were my brain not set in an ‘entertained by low
brow humor’ kind of mood, I’m not sure I would have
found much to like about “Thunder Force.” I mean,
even at that setting I could see how much it could be
improved had it leaned more fully on the absurdist
humor. But still, it gave me quite a few laughs and I
probably would watch it again given a chance. And
that is more than I can say about some of Falcone’s
other theatrical attempts.
The Reel Deal
Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer and columnist.
Messenger staffers earn MACPA awards
The following Messenger Newspapers’
staff members earned 2020 journalism
awards from the Mid-Atlantic Community
Andrea Cordle, Southwest/Westside
editor - honorable mention for news story:
“A local response to the coronavirus.”
Dedra Cordle, staff writer - third place
for feature story: “A memorial ride.”
Second place for feature story: “She is
London’s first state wrestling champ.”
Third place for news story: “A message of
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Theresa Hennis, staff writer - first place
for COVID-19 article: “Taking grassroots
approach to helping in crisis.”
The American Red Cross will host several
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•April 20 from 12 to 6 p.m. - First
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•April 22 from 12 to 6 p.m. - Grove City
•April 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Bethel
•April 27 from 12 to 6 p.m. - St John’s
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Rick Palsgrove, managing editor - honorable
mention for COVID-19 article:
“Fourth of July in Groveport was different
this year.” Third place for COVID-19 article:
“Embracing Memorial Day during a
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Kristy Zurbrick, Madison (County) editor
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Hilltop History & Heritage
This photo is of the first West High School basketball team from 1909, the year the
school opened. The original West High School was located at what is the former
location of Starling Middle School on Central Avenue, near West Broad Street. The
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Receptionist for Busy
Grove City Pet Salon
Exp. in pet/breed knowledge is a plus.
Also Hiring Professional
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Exp. preferred but willing to train.
Immediate Opening for
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All Positions Open for Advancement
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xFocus on Rentals
LARGE GUN AUCTION
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021 @ 10AM
FAYETTE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS SALE ARENA
213 FAIRVIEW AVE., WASHINGTON CH., OHIO 43160
PISTOLS: RUGER SR1911, .45 AUTO; RUGER MARK 3, .22; SIG SAUER P320, 9MM; BROWNING BUCK MARK,
.22LR; RUGER SR9C, 9MM; SPRINGFIELD ARMORY XD9, 9MM; CHIAPPA SAA17, 17HMR; RUGER VAQUERO,
.357 MAGNUM; RUGER SUPER BLACK HAWK, .44 MAGNUM; SMITH AND WESSON 5906, 9MM; RUGER
BLACK HAWK, .45; D’ARMS DE SAINT FRENCH ORDINANCE REVOLVER, 8MM LEBEL; TAURUS JUDGE
.410/.45; INTER ARMS FIRE STAR, 9MM; TAURUS MILLENIUM G2 PT111, 9MM; BERSA THUNDER 22, .22LR;
NORTH AMERICAN ARMS MINI 22, .22 MAGNUM; SIG SAUER P250, 9MM; ROHMGMBHSONTHEIM/BRENZ
RG17, .38 SPECIAL; COBRA FIREARMS CB9CR, 9MM; GLOCK 42, .380 AUTO; TAURUS 1911SS, 9MM; SPRING-
FIELD 1911A1 RANGE OFFICER, .45; RUGER 22 CHARGER, 22LR; RUGER 22 CHARGER, .22LR; WITNESS
45ACP, .45; TAURUS M941, .22 MAGNUM; ANDERSON AM-15, MULTI CAL,
MUZZLE LOADERS: CVA WOLF, .50 CAL; THOMSON CENTER ENCORE, 209X50 MAG
RIFLES: SPRINGFIELD M1 GRANDE, .30 CAL WITH BAYONET; RUGER AR556, 5.56 CAL; ANDERSON AM-
15, MULTI CAL; ANDERSON AM-15, 223/556; MOSSBERG 715T, .22; CENTURY INTERNATIONAL M70A82
(AK-47), 7.62X39; SKS, 7.62X 39; JAPANESE ARISAKA W/ CHRYSANTHEMUM, 8MM; JC HIGGINS 29, .22LR;
SAVAGE 93R17, 17HMR; MOSSBERG 100ATR, 270 WINCHESTER; WINCHESTER 70, 300 WIN MAG;
WEATHERBY VANGUARD, 200 WBY MAG; SAVAGE AXIS, 308 WINCHESTER; SAVAGE 116, 338 WIN MAG;
CVA HUNTER, 444 MARLIN; H&R HANDY RIFLE, 444 MARLIN; WEATHERBY VANGUARD 300 WBY MAG;
BRAZTECH S411280, .22LR; AK-47, 7.62X39; HENRY H006, 44 REM MAG; HENRY GOLDEN BOY, .22 CAL;
MARLIN 1936, .32 SPECIAL; TAURUS CIRCUIT JUDGE, .45LC/410; MARLIN 336, .30-.30 WIN; HENRY 17HMR;
STEVENS 121, .22 SHORT/LR; HENRY, 22LR; STOEGER UBERTI CAT1555, .22 LR; OF MOSSBERG 46M,
.22S-L-LR; SAVAGE NRA MATCH, .22LR; MOSIN NAGANT, 7.62X54 W/ BAYONET; AGAWAM ARMS CO 68,
.22 S-L-LR; WINCHESTER 190, .22 LR; DAISY 25 BB GUN
SHOT GUNS: REMINGTON SPORTSMAN, 12 GA AUTO; BROWNING AUTO 5 - DUCKS UNLIMITED 50TH
ANNIV, 12 GA AUTO; BROWNING WETLANDS FOR AMERICA - TERRY REDLIN, 12 GA PUMP; BERETTA
OUTLANDER A300, 12 GA AUTO; BROWNING BELGIUM 20, 20 GA AUTO; WINCHESTER 1300, 12 GA SLUG
BARREL; MOSSBERG 500A, 12 GA PUMP; REMINGTON 1100, 12 GA AUTO; MOSSBERG 500A, 12 GA PUMP
RIOT; REMINGTON 870, 20 GA PUMP; MARLIN 17-S, 12 GA PUMP; JC HIGGINS 583.18, 16 GA BOLT;
RUSSIAN BAIKAL IZH-18M-M, .410; SS KRESGE 151, 12 GA; SAVAGE 24V SERIES B OVER/UNDER, 30-30
WIN 20 GA; NEW ENGLAND TOPPER 58, 20 GA; COMPANHA BRASILLIRA 151, .410; MISSISSIPPI VA, .410
AMMO: RIFLE/PISTOL- .17HMR; .22; .22 MAG; .243; 30-06; .308; .270; 303 BRITISH; 35 REMINGTON; 7MM;
8MM; 44-40; .45; .357; 25 AUTO; 32 AUTO; 444 MARLIN; 7.62X39 RUSSIAN; .45-500 GOVT; 7.62X54; 44
SPECIAL; 338 WIN MAG; .50 CAL;
SHOTGUN SHOT AND SLUGS- .410; 20 GA; 12 GA; 16 GA
HOLSTERS, SCOPES, TRIGGER LOCKS
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: THIS IS ONE MANS PRIVATE COLLECTION. OWNERS NAME WITHHELD FOR
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: CASH AND CHECK ONLY WITH PROPER ID. NO BUYERS PREMIUMS OR SALES
TAX. NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALL ITEMS SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS WITH NO
WARRANTIES IMPLIED. ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT DAY TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER WRITTEN MATERIAL. NOT
RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR ITEMS ONCE SOLD! MORE GUNS MAY BE ADDED AS WE SORT.
HALTERMAN AUCTION SERVICE & BINEGAR AUCTION SERVICE
ROD HALTERMAN 614-736-7101
GARY BINEGAR, MATT BINEGAR 937-981-4614
LICENSED BY THE OHIO DEPT OF AGRICULTURE
1, 2 and 3 BR Apts.
Rent Based on Income.
Call 614-272-2800 or visit us
at 777 Wedgewood Dr.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES
WEST-LINCOLN VILLAGE S.
1 BD FLATS FROM $515 - $565
1 BD FLATS W/BALCONY FROM $625
2 BD FLATS W/BALCONY FROM $705
2 BD FLATS W/FULL BSMT FROM $835
CARPET, APPLIANCES, A/C, GAS, HEAT,
IN HOUSE LAUNDRY OR WASHER/DRYER HOOKUPS
SECURITY CAMERAS & LIGHTING
MOVE-IN SPECIAL IF QUALIFIED
TUES.-FRI. NOON-6PM, SAT. 10AM-4PM
GENERAC Standby Generators
power during utility power
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warranty ($695 value!).
Request a free
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terms and conditions.
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OR RENT YOUR
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Wants to purchase minerals
and other oil and gas
Send details to
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The National Trade Association
we belong to has
purchased the following
the value of their service
or product is advised by
this publication. In order
to avoid misunderstandings,
some advertisers do
not offer “employment”
but rather supply the
readers with manuals, directories
and other materials
designed to help
their clients establish mail
order selling and other
businesses at home. Under
should you send any
money in advance or give
the client your checking,
license ID or credit card
numbers. Also beware of
ads that claim to guarantee
loans regardless of
credit and note that if a
credit repair company
does business only over
the phone it’s illegal to request
any money before
delivering its service. All
funds are based in US
dollars. Toll Free numbers
may or may not
reach Canada. Please
check with the Better
Business Bureau 614-
486-6336 or the Ohio Attorney
614-466-4986 for more
information on the company
you are seeking to
do business with.
HILLTOP SENIOR VILLAGE
ONE & TWO BEDROOM APT. HOMES
Call or Visit Us Today! 1.614.276-3017
Affordable living for seniors ages 55+ & up
Mon. thru Fri. 9 am - 5 pm
Independent Senior Living
Spacious floor plans • Controlled access
24 Hr. Emergency Maintenance
Emergency call system • Picnic area
Community/game room • Library
Meal program affiliate
Private party room • Elevator
Beauty Salon • On-Site Laundry
Air Conditioning • Cottage-Style Apartments
NEED IRS RELIEF
$10K-$125K+ Get Fresh
Start or Forgiveness.
Monday through Friday
Low Cost Insurance
Depend. Quality Child care
in loving hm. Exp. Mom, n-
smkr, hot meals, sncks,
playroom, fncd yd. Reas.
rates. Laurie at 853-2472
Bartenders Needed that
are willing to work.
Private Veterans Club.
Call Bernie or Jody at
Local Dry Cleaner hiring
for 2 part time positons:
Dry Clean Presser & Shirt
Presser. No experience
needed. Will train. Please
Grove City, OH 43123
PTLawn Care, Clean-up,
Paint, etc to do various
tasks. No Exp. necessary,
no tools needed. Call or
looking for drivers and
non-drivers. Wage negotiable
depending on exp..
WANT TO BUY
WANTS TO Purchase
minerals and other oil &
gas interests. Send details
to: P.O. Box 13557,
Denver, CO 80201
We Buy Cars & Trucks
WE BUY JUNK CARS
Call anytime 614-774-6797
We Buy Junk Cars &
Trucks. Highest Prices
Gas Lawn Mower,
works like new - $50.00.
Eakin-1 Br Apt, crpt, appls.
No Pets 614-560-3050
1/3/4 BR homes-fncd yd,
Palm Manor Resort
Within minutes of white
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Gardens. 2 BR 2 BA
condos with all ammenities,
or call 1-800-848-8141
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$89.95 up to l lb.
R-22 410A 402B
Free Leak TestingT
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Free Electronic Leak Testing
All Makes • All Models
45 Yrs. Exp. • Senior Discount
Washer, Dryer, Stove &
Refrig. Repair 875-7588
Blacktop & Concrete
Call Craig Lantz
BBB A+ Accredited Contractor
Sealcoating & Services LLC
Quality Materials Used
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BBB Accredited-Fully Insured
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Specializing in Pet Odors
CUSTOM CONCRETE LLC
Specializing in Custom Colors &
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Including Remove & Replace
43 yrs exp & Free Est.
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Quality Concrete Work
Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,
Block Work & Excavation
Bsmt. Wall Restoration
35 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.
Free Ests. 614-871-3834
Bates & Sons
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INFORMATION INFORMATION INFORMATION
All Types Concrete Work
New or Tear Out-Replace
39 Yrs. Exp.
Owner is On The Job!
Concrete & Excavating
* Concrete * Foundations
* Waterlines * Drains
Driveways & Extensions
Patio & Walkways,
Porches & Steps,
Hot Tub/Shed Pads,
Sealing of new &
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Driveways • Sidewalks
Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.
Chain Link - Wood
No Job Too Big or Small
All Repairs ~ Free Est.
“That Is Out Of This World”
4 days - $250.00
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$25 extra/day over 4 days
Tires - $10.00 each
No Hazardous Materials
Contact Zane Tabor
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Call For FREE ESTIMATES
New Kitchens & Baths
New Replacement Windows
Room Additions • Roofs
More than 25 Years Experience
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Bill Helms 614-296-0850
or 614-801-1801 5/9
Plumbing and Electrical.
All your Handyman needs
No Job too Big or Small
Over 30 Yrs. Exp. Lic.-Bond-Ins.
Handyman - outdoor &
indoor. Reasonable Rates
Install Hot Water Tanks,
Dishwashers & Disposals
Also Fencing &
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CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines
Spring Cleanup - Full Service Lawn Care
Even Residential - Free Estimates
A Family Company - Start With Trust
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Windows & Siding
Decks, Kitchens, Baths
Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.
47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.
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LET US MAINTAIN
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Winter or Fall
WE DO IT ALL!!!!
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Trees & Shrubs, Garden,
Garden Pond &
Free Ests. Low Rates
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Kevin - 614-905-3117
Give us a call for your
yards that need mowing,
Spring clean-up, weed
control, paver patios, etc.
& A Mower
Ask for Ed
The Lawn Barber
Cut, Trim, Blow away
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spring is here-614-397-0566
Accepting New Clients
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Local Moving since 1956
Bonded and Insured
over 60 yrs
10% off Entire House
TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
3093 W. Broad St., Cols.
$100 OFF New Termite Services!
With This Ad
Monthly & Quarterly Pest Services
Licensed & Insured
Free Termite Inspection
Painter Over 30 Yrs Exp.
Free Est. Reas Rates
Walker’s Interior Painting
Free Est. 614-359-4353
Moyer Construction LLC
Specialing in Painting
Insured - Free Estimate
A Job Well Done Again
A lic. General Contractor
Some Skilled Services
Incl: Painting • Stucco,
Drainage & Home Maint.
Call Today! 614-235-1819
For This Ad In Our
West & Grove City
For Info Call
Plaster & Stucco
Geo. F. Neff & Co.
“Plumbing & Drain Professional
That You Can Count On”
24 Hrs., 7 Days/Week
No Overtime Charges
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Call For A Free Phone Estimate
$100.00 For Any Small Drain
30% OFF with AD
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All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Any house wash $149+tax
Single deck $69+tax
2 Tier deck $99+tax
Best Wash in Town
Over 45,000 washes
Bates & Sons
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We Specialize In Decks.
Clean, stain, reseal,
revitalize any deck.
Quality work at fair prices.
Guarantee All Work 3 Yrs.
25 Yrs Exp. Free Est.
Robinson roofing & repairs
30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Cols.
Reas rates. Member of
BBB. Dennis Robinson
BURNS TREE SERVICE
Trimming, Removal &
Brewer & Sons Tree Service
• Tree Removal
• Tree Trimming 4/25
• Stump Grinding
• Bucket Truck Services
Best Prices • Same Day Service
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JOIN OUR TEAM!
Pets of the week
These furry friends are available
for adoption at local
rescues and shelters
Apply Online At
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS AT:
GALLOWAY • HILLIARD • GROVEPORT
and our NEW Location at 6542 Hayden Run Rd.
*SIGN ON BONUS*
Lucrative Tips • Commissions Paid Nightly • Flexible Hours
Hiring Seniors • College/High School Students (18 yrs +)
Zachary is one good
looking guy. This 1-
year-old is high energy
and lacks a lot of
manners. He can get
mouthy when really
excited, but can be
redirected with toys
and treats. He would
do best in a home
with no small kids because of these behaviors.
Zach also has a very high-pitched bark
so you better be friendly with your neighbors.
If you’re ready to support this guy, schedule
an appointment at the Franklin County Dog
Shelter and meet Zachary today.
Raisin is a shy, 5-
year-old pit bull mix.
He is still adjusting to
the shelter, so his
behavior is a little
quiet and reserved.
Once he is in a new
home, Raisin may
and become much
more social, or he
may need a little
more time and patience to come out of his
shell. He is up for adoption at the Franklin
County Dog Shelter.
is about 1 year old.
She is super playful
but likes to chill.
Willow is spayed,
up to date on vaccines.
She is eager to
find a loving forever
home. She is up for
Colony Cats and
Margaret is a sweet
girl who is about 2
years old. She loves
attention and wants
her human to pet her
all the time. Margaret
is eager to find her
forever home with
someone looking for
a cuddle companion.
If you would like to
learn more about
Margaret, contact Friends for Life Animal
Franklin County auditor
extends deadline for dog license
PRODUCTION & CUSTOMER SERVICE
POSITIONS ALSO AVAILABLE
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
“Your auditor’s office wants to ensure
that everyone can get their dog license free
of penalty,” Stinziano said. “Licensing your
dog is required by the state of Ohio, and I
want to make dog licensing easy and accessible
for all Franklin County residents
throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. One
goal since I took office as your Franklin
County Auditor has been to increase the
rate of licensed dogs and encourage responsible
The 2020 licensing season saw 99,795
licensed dogs in Franklin County.
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 nonspayed
or neutered dog, the cost is $35 for
one year, $105 for three years, or $350 for
a permanent license.
In addition to being required by state
law, dog licensing ensures that any lost
dog is returned quickly to their owners.
Though the auditor’s office public counters
remain closed for the health and safety
of Franklin County residents, dog licenses
can always be purchased online at doglicense.franklincountyohio.gov.
Andrea Cordle...................................Westside Editor
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