April 18 - May 1, 2021 www.columbusmessenger.com Vol. XLII, No. 5
Students get vaccine; also
Ranger Bridge program
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By Linda Dillman
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
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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& Stay Safe at Home
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Piles for Smiles
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
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 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
“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
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
“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
•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
amounts of money.
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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
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.
Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
•PAST Foundation located at 1003 Kinnear
Road, Columbus, OH 43212
•Jerry L. Garver YMCA located at 6767
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
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
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.
“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.”
SWACO expands drop-off
recycling program with two
Refugee Road, Canal Winchester, OH 43110
It’s not enough to simply recycle – it’s just as
important to recycle right. The SWACO drop-off
sites only accept plastic bottles, tubs and jugs;
metal cans; carton containers; glass bottles and
jars; paper and cardboard. Remember to break
down and flatten cardboard boxes and keep recyclables
loose (don’t place them in plastic bags!).
And, remember that leaving anything on the
ground outside of these locations is considered
illegal and will be investigated by the
Environmental Crimes Taskforce. SWACO works
diligently with local businesses who graciously
host these sites for the community’s use. As such,
it’s important they’re used correctly and not
abused so that we can continue to offer this program
as a community service.
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right. Find a drop-off location near you, and visit
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April 18, 2021 - MESSENGER - PAGE 7
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
“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
Rickenbacker’s first passenger-freighter
arrived May 28, 2020 from Emirates
SkyCargo. The airport now
sees regular passengerfreighters
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
“Emirates would like to
extend its heartiest congratulations
Airport on its passengerfreighter
milestone and we
are delighted to have operated
both the first and the
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
Planning & Freighters. “The COVID-19 Customs and Border Protection partners. first responders and medical personnel
pandemic has reinforced the importance of “CBP appreciates the strong partnership
that we have with the Columbus It’s estimated that more than one mil-
throughout the region.”
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goods such as PPE rapidly to communities
and Rickenbacker Airport has been a W. Thomas, Port Director for CBP. “I am turing components have arrived at
Regional Airport Authority,” said Theodor lion boxes of consumer goods and manufac-
strategic partner for Emirates SkyCargo in extremely proud of the dedication and hard Rickenbacker aboard the 500 passengerfreighters
before continuing their journey
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entire team at LCK who have been have continued to process both elsewhere. Rickenbacker is one of the
extremely responsive and supportive of our International Flight Crew Members and world’s only cargo-focused airports, moving
requests over the last year.”
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The increase in these types of flights has pandemic. Their efforts have ensured that than any other global gateway.
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MORPC seeks public input on TRAC projects
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning
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for which funding is being requested
from the Transportation Review Advisory
Council of the Ohio Department of
TRAC assists in developing a selection
process for ODOT’s largest transportation
Applications have already been accepted
for its 2021 selection round for major new
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
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
“Understanding what our community
needs from its roadways helps MORPC
advocate for and prioritize these projects,”
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late August instead of the usual cycle closure
at the end of the year.”
Applications for projects located within
MORPC’s metropolitan planning organization
•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
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
•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
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
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
•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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com 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
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
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
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
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
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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,
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and patience to come out of his shell. He is up for
adoption at the Franklin County Dog Shelter.
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.
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
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Margaret, contact Friends for Life Animal Haven.
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
The public may join the meeting virtually
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Also Fencing &
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Call Joe 614-778-1460
37 Years Exp.
Over 35 yrs exp.
• 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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Accepting New Clients
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plant & shrub trimming &
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Give us a call for your
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Single deck $69+tax
2 Tier deck $99+tax
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Guarantee All Work 3 Yrs.
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30 yrs. exp. Lifetime Cols.
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• Stump Grinding
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