South Messenger - April 18th, 2021

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April 18 - May 1, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLII, No. 5

Students get vaccine; also

Ranger Bridge program

Your Neighborhood Realtor

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By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Hamilton Local Schools students age 16

and older will not have to travel far to get

vaccinated against COVID-19 with the

availability of in-school injections.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital workers

will administer the Pfizer vaccine on April

22 and then return for the second dose on

May 13 for students who have a release

signed by their parents.

“The clinic will take place in one of our

district buildings,” said district spokesperson

Kaitlin Duncan. “We will also have our

staff on site to ensure all students remain

socially distanced and that they are in and

out of the vaccine clinics safely and efficiently.”

In order to collect data on the number of

vaccines estimated to meet the needs of

Hamilton students, parents are asked to

fill out an online COVID vaccine survey on

the district’s website.

When a vaccine is available to children

under age 16, Duncan said the district

intends to conduct a similar program.

For questions regarding the vaccine,

side effects or the process for students

receiving the vaccine, Nationwide

Children’s Hospital has provided information

online as well. Call the school district

at 614-491-8044 for information.

Ranger Bridge program

The coronavirus pandemic created

learning gaps for students everywhere,

including those in Hamilton Local Schools.

In an effort to provide opportunities to help

fill those gaps, the district is offering the

Summer 2021 Ranger Bridge program this

summer for students in second through

eighth grade.

Only English language arts and math

are offered this summer. Students can

attend the ELA sessions, the math sessions

or both. Space is limited and

parents/guardians of students interested

in the program need to fill out an online

application no later than April 23.

“Superintendent Tyler and the Office of

Teaching and Learning recognized a need

to address the potential learning gaps that

COVID has created among students in our

district due to the varying instructional

modes,” said Duncan. “We are excited to

have more opportunities to continue inperson

instruction with our teachers. We

believe we have the staffing and resources

to offer this summer learning program as

designed for students in grades 2-8. After

this year’s Ranger Bridge, we will consider

what we learn about the program’s success

and challenges to decide if we can expand

Ranger Bridge to other grades.”

The first Bridge session takes place

June 7-11 and June 14-18. The second session

will be July 26-30 and Aug. 2-6.

Students accepted into the program will

attend both sessions. Barring changes in

health orders, in-person instruction is

planned for all sessions and transportation

will be provided if needed.

Acceptance into the summer sessions

will be determined by May 3. Call 614-491-

8044 for more information.

“We are hoping Ranger Bridge will be

able to close the educational learning gaps

that were created due to the varying instr-

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It’s a blessing

Ashton Thomas, a junior at Hamilton

Township High School, was presented

with a year-end project in his environmental

science class and he applied

what he learned to real life by recycling

an old TV armoire into “Blessing Box.”

He also made organizational bins to go

inside the box out of laundry containers

to help keep things out of landfills and

give them a purpose. “He thought it

would be a good way for people to share

things they may not need with others

who are in need during these difficult

times,” said Thomas’ mother, Amanda

Hansel. “He wanted to make his community

better.” A Blessing Box is where

people leave donated items for others to

pick up anonymously. Thomas thanked

the Hamilton Township Trustees for

Photo courtesy of Holli Keller of Keller Photography

approving and permitting the location of

the box as well as Hamilton Township

Fire Chief Martin Hafey and his crew for

the help with installation and allowing it

to be placed at the fire station. “Special

thanks to Columbus Blessing Box, who

helped with all the questions along the

way,” said Hansel. “Thanks to the community

for the overwhelming support so

far in helping make a difference in our

community.” If you would like to donate

items or know someone in need, the

Blessing Box is located at Hamilton

Township Fire Station 171, 1460 Obetz

Road, Columbus. Pictured here is

Ashton Thomas (left) and Hamilton

Township Fire Chief Martin Hafey standing

by the new blessing box.

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Lockbourne Veterans Park fundraising

The village of Lockbourne is fundraising

for its new Veterans Park. The flag packages

for the American and military flags

have been sold, however, the park is still in

need of donations for a gazebo and two pergolas

with swings. If you would like to

make a donation, contact the village office

at (614) 491-3161.


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Tax filing deadline extended

The Ohio Department of Taxation extended the deadline to file

and pay Ohio individual income tax for tax year 2020, from April

15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. As a result, the municipal income tax

filing deadline for individual taxpayers has been automatically

extended to May 17, 2021 as well. Late filing penalties and late

payment penalties and interest will not be imposed for the period

of April 15, 2021 through May 17, 2021 for these extended filings

and payments. The payment due date for the tax year 2021 first

quarter estimated tax payment, and the filing and payment due

dates for business net profit taxpayers, are not impacted by this

extension. RITA will not impose late filing penalties, or late payment

penalties and interest for the period of April 15, 2021

through May 17, 2021 for first quarter 2021 estimated tax payments

or business net profit filings and payments.

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Piles for Smiles

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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 pastry

chef.

By Christine Bryant

Staff Writer

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

organization.

The wish-granting foundation serves children with

facial differences that are the result of congenital

anomalies, facial burns or trauma.

Richard Kirschner, chair of plastic and reconstructive

surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital cofounded

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 experienced cyberbullying.

“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 self-esteem 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 selfesteem

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 chefs.”

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 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 said.

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.”


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Spring Auto Care

Spring Auto Care

How to drive more efficiently

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.

•Obey the speed limits. Speed limits are determined

with safety in mind, and drivers should

always adhere to posted speed limits to protect

themselves, their passengers and others on the

road. The U.S. Department of Transportation

notes that, in 2015, 27 percent of motor vehicle

crash deaths were speeding-related. But according

to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,

obeying the speed limit is also cost-effective. The

EPA notes that miles per gallon begins to dip dramatically

when vehicles travel above 55 miles per

hour. While each vehicle is different, the EPA

notes that increasing highway cruising speed

from 55 miles per hour to 75 miles per hour can

raise fuel consumption by as much as 20 percent.

•Do not idle a vehicle. The Environmental

Defense Fund notes that electronic engines do not

need to warm up, even in winter when temperatures

are especially cold. Vehicles that are idling

can produce as much pollution as vehicles that

are in motion, and idling for as little as 10 seconds

wastes more gas than restarting the engine.

Drivers concerned about overtaxing their engines

shortly after starting them can warm their

engines by easing into their drives and avoiding

excessive revving.

•Use cruise control wisely. Drivers concerned

about fuel economy may be accustomed to turning

on their vehicles’ cruise control when driving

long distances on the highway. While that is an

effective and 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

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Low brow humor thrives in “under Force”

I will begin this movie review with a

visualization session. It will help you determine

your level of tolerance for icky and

strange things done in the name of comedy.

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 to make it edible, just picture

it as is. I want you to envision someone

shoveling those glistening bits of flesh into

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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 hands.

If that short, graphic, visualization session

entirely grossed you out and did not

elicit even a small, quizzical smile, you

might not be the right audience for “Thunder

Force,” an absurdist superhero comedy

streaming on Netflix. If you were intrigued

by its potential and don’t mind setting your

brain to ‘entertained by very stupid things,’

this might be the 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 pause.

I have nothing against Falcone. I have

seen his interviews and believe him to be a

kind person, but I have also watched a

majority of the films 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

proceeded with “Thunder Force” because

was in the mood to watch something dumb.

And I have to say 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. I would

say that is a vast improvement from his

other properties. Or maybe it was just

because my expectations were so low?

It begins as all superhero films do — with

an origin story. It is 1983 and a massive

pulse of interstellar cosmic rays have

struck Earth. While a majority of the population

was unaffected by this 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 nonsociopaths

powers to stop their deadly and

destructive reign. But just when it seems

all of her plans to change the world are

going according to plan, they get sidetracked

by a bulldozing blast from the past.

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 to take her there (Lydia does this

with the hope that they will be able to repair

their frazzled friendship) but things quickly

The Reel Deal

go astray. According to

Emily, Lydia is 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

Dedra

Cordle

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 laugh.

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 said.

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 adept at action choreography,

even with “amateur superheroes”

underfoot, and it shows.

One might wonder what makes this film

watchable. 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 would watch it again.

And that is more than I can say about some

of Falcone’s other theatrical attempts.

Grade: C+

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.


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Vaccination freedom

Doctors talk about herd immunity, but

for the COVID19 virus, that immunity–

at least for me–started out in a cattle-call

style environment, winding my way

through multiple lines in pursuit of a first

and second injection of the Pfizer vaccine.

Once my “window of (age-related) opportunity”

opened up, I was on the phone, frantically

hitting the keypad and using a little

bit of logic and understanding of human

nature to snag an appointment from a list

filling so fast I barely could keep up.

That logic finally led me to scan a page of

appointments far away from the first available

listings that drew everyone’s attention.

Once I discovered that little key to the castle,

appointment blocks turned green before my

eyes and I was in…the system that is. I felt

like a hacker who just discovered the holy

grail of backdoor accesses.

I booked an appointment with Mt. Carmel

Places

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Dillman

East and less than a week later, I was standing in the first of

three lines at a vaccination center with dozens of like-minded

middle agers seeking a free pass back into the world.

Sporting face masks, we zombie walked six feet from one

socially distanced marker to the next in a well-orchestrated

parade from check-in station to vaccination station to 15-minute

post-shot waiting area. I cannot imagine military movements running

more smoothly than the procedure I experienced in getting

protected from ending up in the hospital next door.

The constant beep at the other end of a hall of an automated

thermometer served as an electronic gatekeeper. Center your

forehead on the mark. Beep. Wait for your temperature to register.

Beep. You are within the normal range. Beep. You may pass.

Next was information central. Name, age (Yea! I can now let

Medicare pay my bills), etc. and a sheet of paper–my COVID19

hall pass to the next station…a short wait in line, quick jab in my

left arm and off to a 15-minute pause before returning to my car.

While sitting in the waiting area where all the seats faced the

same direction, and despite a gentle hum of voices permeating the

auditorium, I noticed I was one of a handful of people not glued to

a smartphone.

Most people I saw were busily staring down at electronic

devices. A few stared blankly into space, but I was the only person

with a book–a rather short piece of non-fiction tolling the virtues

of living at a slower pace–in the whole waiting area.

Snacks and cute little half portions of bottled water sat in a

bowl at the front of the room, waiting for a quick grab before a

clock ticked away the 15-minute wait period.

Times up. I am done, only to repeat the procedure a month

later.

I celebrated April Fool’s Day getting my second jab and walking

out of Mt. Carmel’s Seigel Center feeling liberated–the first

time in more than a year.

Vaccination sites are plentiful now. Which would you rather do

- spend less than an hour in a line or days or even weeks recovering

from the virus?

The decision rests with you.

Linda Dillman is a Messenger staff writer.

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Deadline extended to

purchase dog license

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.

“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 pet ownership.”

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

non-spayed or neutered dog, the cost is

$35 for one year, $105 for three years, or

$350 for a permanent license.

Dog licensing ensures that any lost dog

is returned quickly to their owners. Most

funds generated from dog licensing support

the Franklin County Dog Shelter and

Adoption Center.

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.

Farm has new hours

Metro Parks’ Slate Run Living

Historical Farm, 1375 State Route 674

North, Canal Winchester hours are:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and

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

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

is closed on Monday.

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Property valuations complaint process

Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano announced the

launch of two initiatives to make the Franklin County Board of

Revision (BOR) complaint process easier and more accessible for

homeowners challenging the value of their homes as determined

by the auditor’s office. For the first time, the office added an e-filing

option for homeowners to file their BOR complaints about the

value of their homes electronically. E-filing allows homeowners

an efficient way to file a complaint via the BOR website at

www.franklincountyauditor.com/real-estate/board-of-revision.

The new capability applies to filing the DTE-1 form, which is used

to challenge the value of a home. Complaints can also still be filed

by email, mail or fax.

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Lockbourne Spring Hike

Get out your hiking boots for the

Lockbourne Spring Hike on May 1 at 11

a.m. Meet at Locke Meadow Park, 154

Commerce, Lockbourne.

Lockbourne a Tree City

The village of Lockbourne was named a

2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day

Foundation in honor of its commitment to

effective urban forest management.

Lockbourne achieved the recognition by

having a tree board or department, a tree

care ordinance, an annual community

forestry budget, and an Arbor Day observance

and proclamation. Visit

arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

DON’T HAVE

CURBSIDE

RECYCLING?

NEED CARDBOARD RECYCLING OPTIONS?

SWACO makes recycling easy with

drop-off sites that accept: plastic bottles,

tubs and jugs, metal cans, carton

containers, glass bottles and jars,

paper & cardboard.

Find your nearest recycling

site at recycleright.org.

Lockbourne Memorial Day

Rediscover Lockbourne is signing up

entries for the Memorial Day parade. If

you want to participate in the parade, contact

Rachel Ricker (Crumley), parade coordinator,

at (614) 491-3161 or rachel.crumley@lockbourneohio.us.

The Memorial Day

parade will be held May 31, at noon followed

by a ceremony at the new Veterans

Park at 95 Landis St., Lockbourne.

Obetz Farmers’ Market

The Obetz Farmers’ Market is accepting

2021 vendor applications. The marke will

be held on the first Wednesday of the

month from June to August from 4-7 p.m.

For information call 614-491-4416.

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uctional modes we have dealt with

throughout the school year,” said Duncan.

Hamilton Local Schools recently

returned to an all-day, every-day model

and Duncan reported the process has gone

well. There were a few hiccups with drop

off and pick up, since more parents were

transporting students by car, but the district

is working through its transportation

Did you know that every year, Franklin

County residents and businesses send over a million

tons of material to the Franklin County

Landfill? Even more surprising – nearly 76 percent

of all material in the landfill could have been

recycled or composted.

Forty percent of Franklin County’s waste

stream is generated by residents, families and

other households, yet less than half of the items

these households could recycle are captured. The

most frequently tossed-out items include food,

cardboard, magazines and newspapers, all of

which could be diverted from the landfill.

In order to capture more of these materials,

SWACO offers convenient drop-off recycling

sites around Franklin County and recently added

two additional drop-off locations to better serve

you.

•PAST Foundation located at 1003 Kinnear

Road, Columbus, OH 43212

•Jerry L. Garver YMCA located at 6767

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New Rickenbacker pharmaceutical facility

The Columbus Regional Airport

Authority announced plans to develop a new

air cargo pharmaceutical handling facility

at Rickenbacker International Airport.

The roughly $1.5 million project is being

assisted with a $600,000 JobsOhio grant as

part of the Ohio Site Inventory Program.

“With the addition of this specialized

product handling capability, we are diversifying

our growing portfolio of services

and further establishing Rickenbacker

International Airport as a global gateway,”

said Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO

of CRAA. “We are grateful to JobsOhio and

One Columbus for the support, and for recognizing

Rickenbacker’s pharmaceutical

handling facility as an asset that will contribute

to the long-term prosperity of our

region and state.”

“Rickenbacker International Airport’s

new pharmaceutical handling facility will

play a critical role in bolstering the U.S.

supply chain,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio

President & CEO. “The newly renovated air

cargo terminal space will include the latest

advancements in cold-storage technology

that are essential to distributing vaccines,

ensuring Rickenbacker will continue to be a

global asset to the Columbus Region.”

The grant will help support the redevelopment

of existing air cargo terminal space

into a temperature-controlled pharmaceutical

handling facility serving partner airlines,

forwarders and pharma customers. Located

at Air Cargo Terminal 1 (7200 Alum Creek

Drive), the 9,600 square foot warehouse will

be the first dedicated handling facility for

temperature-controlled pharmaceutical air

cargo shipments in Ohio.

The facility will have the capabilities to

handle pharmaceutical and life-sciences

products like vaccines and therapeutics

that require cold storage. The demand for

these types of facilities has been steadily

on the rise as drug companies develop

diverse new treatments.

The new facility enhances

Rickenbacker’s reputation as a premier

cargo airport, which already boasts unrivaled

handling of general cargo commodities

(fashion, retail, textiles, electronics,

automobile parts, etc.) as well as live animal

handling.

The facility includes: Acceptance, holding

and processing zone kept at controlled

room temperature; a cold storage zone;

office and support area, including space for

U.S. Customs and FDA operations.

The new facility is expected to open in

the third quarter of 2021.

issues.

“In the buildings, everything has gone

very well and students are being respectful

of each other's space and continuing to

wear masks with no complaints,” said

Duncan. “Our administration and staff

have done an excellent job in ensuring our

students stay safe and healthy as we push

through the end of the school year.”

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And, remember that leaving anything on the

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500th passenger freighter lands at Rickenbacker

In a feat of innovation, strength and

flexibility, the team at Rickenbacker

International Airport recently welcomed

its 500th passenger-freighter.

Rickenbacker is one of the few non-passenger

hub airports to accommodate these

unique cargo-only flights, which began as a

solution to decreased travel and increased

air freight demand during the pandemic.

Prior to the pandemic, passenger aircraft

served as a critical component of the

air freight system, carrying several tons of

cargo in addition to passenger baggage.

When global air travel slowed, enterprising

airlines began operating passengerfreighters–passenger

aircraft with cargo

loaded into seats, or into the cabins with

seats removed.

“This innovative solution highlights the

adaptability and ingenuity of the entire air

cargo community, including our airline and

freight forwarding partners, US Customs

and Border Protection, and our amazing

aircraft handling team at Rickenbacker,”

said Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO

for the Columbus Regional Airport

Authority. “Today’s milestone demonstrates

the value of working with one of the

world’s only cargo-focused airports. Not

every airport can pull off what we’ve

accomplished.”

Rickenbacker’s first passenger-freighter

arrived May 28, 2020 from Emirates

SkyCargo. The airport now

sees regular passengerfreighters

from Emirates,

Etihad Airways, Korean

Airlines, Philippine Airlines

and Qatar Airways. As disruption

to the global supply

chain continues, the airport

expects this group of premier

global air carriers to continue

growing.

“Emirates would like to

extend its heartiest congratulations

to Rickenbacker

Airport on its passengerfreighter

milestone and we

are delighted to have operated

both the first and the

500th passenger-freighter

flights to the airport,” said

Photo courtesy of Rickenbacker International Airport

Hiran Perera, Emirates Rickenbacker International Airport welcomed its 500th passenger-freighter since start of pandemic.

Senior Vice President, Cargo

also required increased attention from US critical PPE has been made available to

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MORPC seeks public input on TRAC projects

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning

Commission is seeking comments on projects

for which funding is being requested

from the Transportation Review Advisory

Council of the Ohio Department of

Transportation.

TRAC assists in developing a selection

process for ODOT’s largest transportation

project investments.

Applications have already been accepted

for its 2021 selection round for major new

projects.

These are projects that have a total project

cost more than $12 million, add transportation

capacity, and are critical to the

mobility, economic development and quality

of life of Ohio residents.

“The nine projects requesting funding in

Central Ohio each have a total cost that

ranges between $15 million and $1.2 billion,

so receiving TRAC funding really

makes a difference in bringing a project to

fruition,” said Thea Ewing, MORPC director

of transportation & infrastructure

development.

As part of the selection process, ODOT

requests that metropolitan planning organizations

like MORPC provide local input by

prioritizing the applications for projects

that fall within the agency’s transportation

planning boundaries.

“Understanding what our community

needs from its roadways helps MORPC

advocate for and prioritize these projects,”

MORPC Strategic Projects Manager Dina

Lopez said. “This year’s TRAC process is on

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an accelerated timeline, so the final selection

of funded projects will take place in

late August instead of the usual cycle closure

at the end of the year.”

The projects

Applications for projects located within

MORPC’s metropolitan planning organization

area include:

•Alum Creek Drive Widening

(Rickenbacker Area): This project will

widen Alum Creek Drive to include a third

through-lane in each direction and replace

bridges over Big Walnut Creek.

It includes a sidewalk on one side and a

shared use path on the other. The Franklin

County Engineer’s Office is requesting

$4.93 million, with $1.73 million for preliminary

engineering in fiscal year 2023

and $3.2 million for detailed design work in

fiscal year 2025.

•Broad Street Widening in Pataskala:

This project proposes to widen Broad

Street between John Reese Parkway and

Oxford Drive to create a consistent fivelane

cross-section.

This improvement would create side-byside

left-turn lanes between Main Street

and Township Road. Improvements include

the construction of a multi-use path on one

side of Broad Street and a sidewalk on the

other side. The city of Pataskala is requesting

$12.14 million for various development

activities.

•Far East I-70 Interchange

Improvements at Taylor Road and State

Route 256: This interchange improvement

project is a phase of the I-70 Far East

Freeway improvements.

Located in Fairfield and Licking counties,

this project involves I-70 interchange

improvements at State Route 256 and

Taylor Road. ODOT District 5 is requesting

$5 million for preliminary engineering in

fiscal year 2022.

•Far East Freeway: Phases 2 & 3: These

phases of the Far East Freeway project will

address safety and congestion issues in the

I-70 corridor at the Brice Road interchange

area.

Phase 2 includes the reconfiguration of

the north half of the Brice Road interchange

and construction of westbound

ramps to the I-270 interchange, as well as

the replacement of the Brice Road bridge.

Phase 3 constructs the south half of the

Brice Road interchange. ODOT District 6 is

requesting $1.1 million for right-of-way

acquisition and $37.3 million in construction

funding for state fiscal years 2022 and

2024, respectively.

•Hard Shoulder Running I-71 Study:

This project responds to increasing congestion

and safety issues along I-71 north of

downtown from approximately I-670 to

northern I-270.

Results from a preliminary study currently

underway recommend a combination

of hard shoulder running and auxiliary

lanes. ODOT District 6 will be performing

preservation work in fiscal year

2025 along this highway segment, and it is

seeking to leverage that investment with

TRAC funds to implement these improvements.

The request is for $6 million, with $3

million for preliminary engineering in fiscal

year 2022 and $3 million in detailed

design work in fiscal year 2023.

•I-71 & Big Walnut Interchange: The

Big Walnut Interchange project will construct

a new interchange on Interstate 71

at Big Walnut Road in Delaware County.

The new interchange includes an additional

lane on I-71 northbound from exit 121 to

the proposed Exit 124 and local road

improvements in the vicinity of the new

interchange.

The Delaware County Engineer’s Office

is requesting $3 million for preliminary

engineering in fiscal year 2025.

•I-270 & U.S. 23 Interchange: This project

will improve the safety, capacity and

operation of U.S. 23 at the I-270 interchange

and Rathmell Road. Improvements

include removing two cloverleaf ramps,

constructing two new signalized ramps,

rehabilitating two bridges and other

improvements at Rathmell Road. ODOT

District 6 is requesting $14 million for construction

activities in fiscal year 2023.

•U.S. 23 Corridor Study: This study will

identify the most feasible way of improving

the link between the cities of Toledo and

Columbus.

The study will focus on physical

improvements between Waldo, Ohio — the

end of existing freeway — and northern I-

270. The primary concepts under study

include a west bypass of Delaware connecting

to U.S. 33, an upgrade of the existing

alignment on U.S. 23, and an eastern

bypass connecting to I-71.

ODOT Districts 2 and 6 are requesting

$2 million for preliminary engineering in

fiscal year 2023.

•U.S. 33 at Pickerington Road & Allen

Road: This project will remove the existing

intersections along U.S. 33 at Pickerington

Road and Allen Road and replace them

with an interchange facility to be located at

Pickerington Road.

ODOT District 5 is requesting $11.4 million,

with $1 million for preliminary engineering

(fiscal year 2022), $400,000 for

detailed design (fiscal year 2023) and $10

million for right-of-way acquisition (fiscal

year 2023).

Information

One-page fact sheets on the projects will

be available at morpc.org/funding.

The public is encouraged to provide comments

or any additional information to

help set MORPC’s priorities, including

advantages and/or disadvantages of projects.

All comments must be submitted by e-

mail to info@morpc.org or in writing to

Dina López, Re: TRAC Public Input,

MORPC, 111 Liberty Street, Suite 100,

Columbus, OH 43215. The deadline to submit

feedback is 5 p.m. on April 28.


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pets of the week

Messenger staffers earn awards

The following Messenger Newspapers’ staff members earned

2020 journalism awards from the Mid-Atlantic Community

Papers Association:

Andrea Cordle, Grove City/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.”

Dedra Cordle, staff writer - second place for feature story: “She

is London’s first state wrestling champ.”

Dedra Cordle, staff writer - third place for news story: “A message

of unity.”

Dedra Cordle, staff writer - third place for original photography

for the photo, “Dogs delighted as parks reopen.”

Theresa Hennis, staff writer - first place for COVID-19 article:

“Taking grassroots approach to helping in crisis.”

Rick Palsgrove, managing editor - honorable mention for

COVID-19 article: “Fourth of July in Groveport was different this

year.”

Rick Palsgrove, managing editor - third place for COVID-19

article: “Embracing Memorial Day during a pandemic.”

Rick Palsgrove, managing editor - first place for personal

columns: “Me and Dutton Peabody,” “Old pool place to be,” and

“The Bobo always wins.”

Rick Palsgrove, managing editor - first place for news story:

“And the walls come tumbling down.”

Rick Palsgrove, managing editor - second place for news

story: “Back the Blue.”

Rick Palsgrove, managing editor - second place for original

photography for the photo, “A narrow escape.”

Kristy Zurbrick, Madison (County) editor - second place for

COVID-19 article: “Painting a new way to celebrate graduation.”

Kristy Zurbrick, Madison (County) editor - honorable mention

for feature story: “To the tune of 101 years old.”

Zachary is one good looking guy. This 1-yearold

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.

FYI: www.franklincountydogs.com

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 relax immediately 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.

FYI: www.franklincountydogs.com

Willow Rosenberg is about 1 year old. She is

super playful but like to chill. Willow is spayed,

microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. She

is eager to find a loving forever home. She is up

for adoption through Colony Cats and Dogs.

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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 Haven.

FYI: www.fflah.org

Lockbourne Council

Lockbourne Village Council meets the

second and fourth Mondays of each month

at 7 p.m. Council meets in-person at the

Lockbourne Historical Hall at 206 Vause

St., Lockbourne.

The public may join the meeting virtually

through Microsoft Teams. To join the

meeting, go to the village website at

www.lockbourneohio.us and click on the

link to the meeting.

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

The South-Western City School

District is currently hiring drivers

for the 2020-2021 school year

$16.55/HR

Available positions are for substitute drivers

that can develop into “Regular” positions with

benefits. Interested individuals should submit

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Follow the employment link. Applicants should

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submit to drug, alcohol, and background

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EOE

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The Advertising Department at the

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is seeking a Salesperson.

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Seniors welcome to apply.

Please send your resume or call:

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Columbus Messenger Newspapers

3500 Sullivant Ave.

Columbus, Ohio 43204

614-272-5422

or

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READER

ADVISORY

The National Trade Association

we belong to has

purchased the following

classifieds. Determining

the value of their service

or product is advised by

this publication. In order

to avoid misunderstandings,

some advertisers do

not offer “employment”

but rather supply the

readers with manuals, directories

and other materials

designed to help

their clients establish mail

order selling and other

businesses at home. Under

NO circumstance

should you send any

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license ID or credit card

numbers. Also beware of

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funds are based in US

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may or may not

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check with the Better

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General’s Consumer

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information on the company

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xClassified Services

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appliances, plants or household goods to anybody who will come and get them - as

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Come & Get It!

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5336 Gender Rd

Canal Winchester

RUMMAGE SALE

Friday, April 23, 9am-6pm

Sat., April 24, 9am-3pm

Sun., April 25, 9am-2pm

MOVING SALE

9-3 Sat., April 24

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Furniture, home goods,

music, movies, books.

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We Buy Cars & Trucks

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WANTS TO Purchase

minerals and other oil &

gas interests. Send details

to: P.O. Box 13557,

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WE BUY JUNK CARS

Call anytime 614-774-6797

MISC. FOR SALE

Carpet Installer has Entry

Level Carpet, good for

bdrm, flip houses, rentals,

etc. Also, other carpet

available. Free estimates.

Call or text 740-927-3504,

ask for Ray

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AIR CONDITIONING

A/C

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$89.95 up to l lb.

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Free Leak TestingT

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45 Yrs. Exp.

614-351-9025

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Complete System

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$49.95

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Free Electronic Leak Testing

All Makes • All Models

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APPLIANCE REPAIR

Washer, Dryer, Stove &

Refrig. Repair 875-7588

BASEMENT

WATERPROOFING

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Waterproofing. LLC

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SANTIAGO’S

Sealcoating & Services LLC

Quality Materials Used

SPRING IS HERE!

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Call or text for Free Est.

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CARPET CLEANING

DIRT BUSTERS

SPRING SPECIAL!

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Specializing in Pet Odors

CLEANING

Looking for Mrs. Clean?

For excellent cleaning serv

at reas. rates w/great refs,

dependable. 10% Senior

Disc. Free Est. Gwen

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CONCRETE

ALL-CITY CUSTOM

CONCRETE

All Types Concrete Work

New or Tear Out-Replace

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(614) 207-5430

Owner is On The Job!

5/9 A

CONCRETE

EDDIE MOORE

CONSTRUCTION

Quality Concrete Work

Lt. Hauling & Room Add.,

Block Work & Excavation

Stamp Patios,

Bsmt. Wall Restoration

35 Yrs Exp - Lic & Ins.

Free Ests. 614-871-3834

AJ’s Concrete,

Masonry

Good Work - Fair Prices

Block Foundations

Driveways • Sidewalks

Epoxy/Overlay Floors

Bonded-Ins. • Free Ests.

614-419-9932

Buckeye City

Concrete & Excavating

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* Waterlines * Drains

*Catch Basins

614-749-2167

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excavating@yahoo.com

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Hot Tub/Shed Pads,

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Sealing of new &

existing concrete.

Contact Adam

614-756-1754

hastingsandsons.

columbus @gmail.com

HAULING

DEAN’S HAULING

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HOME INSPECTIONS

Home Inspections

“Welcome Home”

Inspection Services

Licensed

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Certified

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Cell 614-316-9600

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IMPROVEMENTS

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IMPROVEMENT

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Doors-Roofing-Soffit-

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Member of BBB

Financing Available

Over 20 yrs exp. • Free Est.

Licensed-Bonded-Insured

Owner & Operator

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5/9 A

5/9 A/M

5/9 A

4/25 A

PEST

CONTROL

TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

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614-367-9000

TERMITES? PESTS?

BED BUGS?

$100 OFF New Termite Services!

With This Ad

Monthly & Quarterly Pest Services

Great Prices!!

Licensed & Insured

Free Termite Inspection

HOME

IMPROVEMENTS

SINCE 1973

Phil Bolon Contr.

Windows & Siding

Decks, Kitchens, Baths

Room Additions,

Flooring, Roofing

Bsmt Waterproofing

Deal With Small Non-Pressure Co.

47 Yrs. Exp. - Refs. Avail.

Lic.-Bond-Ins.

Free Est. - Financing Avail.

Member BBB Of Cent. OH

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

614-419-3977

or 614-863-9912

C&JHandyman

Services LLC

Minor Plumbing

& Electric

Install Hot Water Tanks,

Dishwashers & Disposals

Also Fencing &

Interior/Exterior Painting

Free Est. ~ 18 Yrs. Exp.

CDC/EPA Approved Guidelines

614-284-2100

HOME

MAINTENANCE

JOE’S HOME MAINT.

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Siding, Gutters, Soffits,

Misc. Int. Repairs

Int. Painting

Call Joe 614-778-1460

37 Years Exp.

HOME

REMODELING

Handyman Remodeling

Over 35 yrs exp.

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LAWN CARE

GOOD NEIGHBORS

LAWN CARE

• Weekly Mowing starting at

$25 for Residential Lot

• Spring Clean-Ups

start at $99

• Gutter Cleaning - $75

for Single Family Home

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Lic./Ins. BBB Member

614-238-9237

614-937-0658

Accepting New Clients

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plant & shrub trimming &

planting, fertilization,

Free Estimates. Contact

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Lawnmasters and

Landscaping

Give us a call for your

yards that need mowing,

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LET US MAINTAIN

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Home Maint.

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$20 & Up

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MOVING

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Moving

Local Moving since 1956

Bonded and Insured

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Celebrating

over 60 yrs

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Classified Services

5/9

A/M

4/25 A

4/11 E/SE

PEST

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LAWN CARE

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Free Est. Reas Rates

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5/9 A&M

PLASTERING

DRYW

YWALL ALL &

PLASTER

4/25

A&M

REPAIR

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$25 OFF LABOR

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With This Ad A

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All Major Credit Cards Accepted

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CHRIS’

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24 Hrs., 7 Days/Week

No Overtime Charges

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Call For A Free Phone Estimate

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30% OFF with AD

POWERWASHING

MRS. POWERWASH

Any house wash $149+tax

Single deck $69+tax

2 Tier deck $99+tax

Best Wash in Town

Over 45,000 washes

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MDB POWERWASH

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.

614-327-9425

ROOFING

Robinson roofing & repairs

30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Cols.

resident. Lic./bonded/Ins.

Reas rates. Member of

BBB. Dennis Robinson

614-330-3087, 732-3100

TREE SERVICES

BURNS TREE SERVICE

Trimming, Removal &

Stump Grinding.

614-584-2164

Brewer & Sons Tree Service

• Tree Removal

• Tree Trimming 4/25

A&M

• Stump Grinding

• Bucket Truck Services

Best Prices • Same Day Service

614-878-2568

4/25 A/M

5/9 A&M

5/9 A


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