Canal Winchester Messenger - April 18th, 2021



Canal Winchester

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




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One for the Cupboard

Messenger photo by Linda Dillman

Dozens of friends and family joined Cornersmith’s proprietor Carm Smith on her last “One for the Cupboard”

walk for the Lenten season to the Canal Winchester Human Services Food Pantry on April 3. For five years,

Smith sponsored the fundraiser, which involved a daily walk from her downtown shop to the pantry in an

effort to collect funds and food for the needy. While a handful of people faithfully joined her every day, on

the day before Easter approximately 75 people made the walk with Smith and helped bring the 2021 total

for the food pantry to $2,969.58 and 682 items. Since Smith started the fundraiser, One for the Cupboard

has raised $14,797.17 and collected 2,181 items.

Views expressed

on warehouse plan

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

The Gender Road corridor and Winchester Boulevard could get

busier with the potential for another business following a request

to rezone property along the south side of the boulevard from general

commercial to limited manufacturing.

A city of Canal Winchester public hearing for the proposed rezoning

for the 10.7-acre site owned by Phele Investment Properties

was held on April 5.

According to Canal Winchester Development Director Lucas

Haire, there is significant other industrial use in the area. The purpose

of the rezoning is to accommodate a speculative 145,000-

square-foot building similar to a development across the street.

“The property was annexed into Canal Winchester in 1964 and

remained vacant for a number of years without access to utilities,”

Haire said. “It was zoned for manufacturing from 1972 to 2002.

Then it was rezoned in 2002 in conjunction with a much larger project

taking place in the area when the Winchester Square shopping

area was being built up.”

Haire said a traffic study in conjunction with the proposed project

is still under review and that the city’s Planning and Zoning

Commission recommended approval of the rezoning with conditions

related to traffic improvement requirements.

When constructed, the building is expected to attract a user with

higher-end clientele and attract up to 200 jobs with an average

salary of $55,000.


Resident Carla Dolan expressed concern about increases in semitruck

traffic and the number of semi-truck docks the proposed building

would house.

“Semis are going to be coming in and out the area where we live,”

See VIEWS, page 6

Equality resolution on hold; community center, park updates

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

Canal Winchester City Council took a

step forward in sending a resolution committing

to the city’s stand on equality, inclusion

and diversity, but then tabled it again

pending more information from the

Franklin County Department of Health.

During council’s April 5 work session, the

resolution was temporarily un-tabled and

language was inserted encouraging council

to attend a Community Health Action Team

when available, but not specifying who

would attend and when.

The resolution was then re-tabled. Council

wants to meet in person or through a digital

medium with the county regarding their

input on the city’s resolution and the health

department’s declaration that racism is a

public health crisis.

“I did get a little feedback, but I don’t

know when they (Franklin County Health)

can attend the meeting,” said Councilwoman

Jill Amos. “We do have a little bit of

language from them we can review. We still

need to review together what they’ve sent


Councilman Bob Clark said, while he

preferred to move on and pass what council

already had documented, he was okay with

waiting but still wants to set a specific date

to finalize the resolution.

“It’s been about seven months we’ve been

discussing this,” said Clark, who proposed

inserting the CHAT language into the resolution.

Work session Chairman Mike Coolman

then re-tabled the resolution “in hopes we

can get some information from the Franklin

County Public Health Department.”

Community Center update

City Construction Services Administrator

Bill Sims reported on the eventual demolition

of the current community center following

the opening of the new municipal

complex later this year.

“We don’t have a time frame yet,” Sims

said. “We’ve had discussions. We know

there is a point in time when things will

See EQUALITY, page 6

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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

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

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


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

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 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

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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

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.

Grade: C+

Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer

and columnist.

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




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


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

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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Kindergarten registration

Online registration for Canal Winchester

Schools’ 2021-22 kindergarten runs through

May 7. Your child must be age 5 on or before

Aug. 1, 2021 to be eligible to attend

kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. Go

to and click on the

“Kindergarten Registration 2021-22” link

for instructions.

Online registration must be completed by

April 7 for your child to participate in

Kindergarten Round Up. Kindergarten

Round Up will be May 12-14 at Indian Trail

Elementary, 6767 Gender Road. For information

call (614) 837-4533.





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Continued from page 1

have to switch. We’ve talked about options

how to do this with the least amount of impact.

We don’t have to make definitive

choices immediately. Our maximum situation

is one month without the community


Sims said city offices could be available

in the new municipal building as soon as the

first week in December.

“That’s our goal,” said Sims, “to move


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said Dolan. “We already have problems

going in and out of the grocery store and

people have problems getting out on U.S. 33

to get to Columbus. We already have warehouses

with semi-trucks and there is a potentially

more right here.”

Ashley Ward was also concerned about

the potential for increased traffic along an

already busy corridor.

“Trying to get on Gender Road from U.S.

33 is very congested and you can’t honestly

tell us that more warehouses aren’t going to

bring more truck traffic,” Ward said. “That

adds time to my commute every morning

and every afternoon. That means less time

at home with my family.”

Phillip Kumar said there are plenty of

empty warehouses throughout the local

area and felt there was no real commitment

for the site once the zoning is changed.

Brandon Hord is worried about the loss

into that building this year.”

McGill Park update

Public Service Director Matt Peoples updated

council on McGill Park, soccer fields,

parking, shelter house, paths and an inclusive

playground area with multiple opportunities

for children.

As presented, the playground includes a

70-foot-long zip line, climbing wall, sensory

play panels, a balance beam framed by log

of old growth trees. He said that clear-cutting

of the trees within the development

area was not simply about taking out a

handful of trees, but the bulldozing of a

small forest.

“We were doing it to build another warehouse

or a flex building in the heart of our

commercial district. Unfortunately, those

trees are gone forever,” said Hord, who said

the city made several arguments for removal

of the trees with which he does not


“In 1953, there were three tree areas of

woods in the Gender Road area,” said Hord.

“What do those look like today? One patch

is where the Sunoco station is on Waterloo

and that patch largely stands. Another

patch stands where the X Church stands.”

Councilman Pat Lynch said he struggles

with the idea and, while he wants to attract

the income, he also wants to maintain the

aesthetics of the buildings on the same side

of the road as the proposed rezoning.

“If they made this building to architecturally

match what’s been done along there

(southside of the road), I might consider it,”

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


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

Refugee Road, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

It’s not enough to simply recycle – it’s just as

steppers at each end, and a swing set. The

outdoor complex also includes a child-size

theatre and music cottage, hill climber with

synthetic turf, tippy carousel, and a crawling

net course.

A switchback path from the parking area

allows ADA compliant access.

“We’re really excited for the playground,”

said Peoples. “Obviously, there’s a lot more

detail in that. It’s very unique.”

said Lynch. “But the way it is being proposed,

No. It does not continue the look that

our previous councils and previous planning

and zonings in 2002 intended to achieve.

Take this building and put it somewhere

else, I’ll vote for it. We’ve got Canal Pointe.

Build it over there. Lots of room. Great spot

for it.”

Councilman Chuck Milliken said, while

the applicant’s request is for a change to industrial

zoning which allows manufacturing,

warehousing and distribution, the site’s

present commercial zoning designation

would also result in an increase in traffic as


“That’s what Gender Road is–commercial,”

Milliken said. “People have places they

need to get to buy things.”

While voting to send the rezoning ordinance

on to Canal Winchester City Council

for consideration, Councilwoman Jill Amos

still feels there are too many issues in order

to approve the request and wanted to take

a look at the traffic survey before making a



SWACO expands drop-off

recycling program with two

additional locations

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


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.

Help make everyday Earth Day by recycling

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in our community.

Update on Madison Township residents’ natural gas bills

By Linda Dillman

Staff Writer

If you are a Madison Township resident,

you might have received an unwelcome surprise

in a recent natural gas utility bill.

According to the township’s utility advisor,

Trebel, LLC, and its representative

Scott Belcastro, natural gas supplier Volunteer

Energy services took steps to charge

customers for a purported increase in Volunteer’s

costs due to two separate events.

“Trebel believes Volunteer’s actions to increase

your costs have caused Volunteer to

be unjustly compensated by customers and

requires your community to take action on

behalf of its residents” wrote Belcastro in a

letter to Volunteer Energy Services on the

township’s behalf.

The two events Belcastro said allegedly

allowed Volunteer to pass through additional

costs over and above a contractual

fixed-price adder was a pipeline request by

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Columbia Gas Transmission (TCO) to increase

rates for storage and transmission

and the cold winter weather event in Texas.

“TCO filed a rate case with the Federal

Energy Regulatory Commission and implemented

new rates, subject to refund, to suppliers

starting Feb. 1, 2021, which would

significantly increase the cost of storage and

transmission on the TCO pipeline,” wrote


According to Belcastro, while the action

affected suppliers in February, the federal

rate case application and new rates proposed

by Columbia Gas have not yet been

approved by the regulatory commission.

The current Columbia Gas charge is

NYMEX plus $0.107 per cubic foot.

“To compensate Volunteer for TCO’s increased

Volunteer increased your price of

natural gas by adding an additional charge

of $0.0715 per ccf to the previously charged

NYMEX plus fixed-price adder, beginning

Feb. 1,” wrote Belcastro. “Volunteer appears

Branch, 6767 Refugee Road, on April 23

from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6500 Fox Hill

Drive, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CW Farmers’ Market

The 2021 Canal Winchester Farmers’

Market will begin on Saturday, May 29 and

run through Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.

to noon. For information visit

Our Pictorial Past by Rick Palsgrove

Photo courtesy of the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society

CW baseball, 1905

Pictured here is the Canal Winchester High School 1905 Franklin County League

champion baseball team. Team members, from left to right, were: Ralph McGarity,

Glenn Thrush, Stanley Tallman, Bill Haffey, Roy Kramer, Louie Saylor, Frank Roberts,

John Boyd (manager), Harmon Hitt, and Clarence Ballmer. According to the book,

Canal Winchester: The Second Ninety Years,” by Lillian Carroll and Frances Steube,

the team’s ball field was in Gayman’s pasture northeast of Canal Winchester. The

Franklin County League in 1905 consisted of Canal Winchester, Groveport, Hilliard,

Worthington, and Reynoldsburg. According to Carroll and Steube, “The team traveled

to games by the Scioto Valley Traction Line (interurban electric railway), horse

and buggy, or Sam Saylor’s covered hack wagon.”

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to be claiming that a regulatory event occurred

to allow it to take action.”

With the additional charge, the cost to

customers jumps in April to NYMEX plus

$0.170 per ccf.

Trebel alleges Volunteer is violating the

township contract in that no regulatory

event has yet occurred to allow the company

to pass through the rate increases and the

community and that Trebel LLC was not notified

of the increase prior to Volunteer assessing

the charges.

The shutdown of energy services in

Texas due to extreme weather also had a

purported impact on the cost of providing

gas to Madison Township customers.

“Volunteer alleges that due to this cold

weather event and shut down that they

could not have foreseen, they were required

to purchase additional natural gas in the

market at extremely high prices,” said Belcastro.

“As a result, Volunteer increased

your price of natural gas by adding an additional

charge of $0.09 per ccf…beginning

March 1. Volunteer has stated that it only

intends to assess this additional charge on

customers’ March bills.”

A special Madison Township trustee

meeting was held on April 6 by Trebel LLC

to discuss the increases.

During his presentation to the township,

Belcastro said, “Volunteer has since decided

to refund back to residents this summer the

one-time charge ($13-$15) that it collected

from residents on March bills.”

Madison Township Administrator Susan

Brobst said the “cold-weather” event fee refund

will be in the form of a check and that

the township is waiting on a timeline confirmation

for the refund.

“The remaining fee charged is still being

discussed,” said Brobst, who previously said

the township believes the rate increases are

unfair and not permitted by the contract.

Art on the Canal Art Stroll

The 2021 Art on the Canal Art Stroll will

be held on May 15 from noon to 6 p.m. in

historic downtown Canal Winchester. According

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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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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).


One-page fact sheets on the projects will

be available at

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 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. April 18, 2021 - MESSENGER - PAGE 9

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


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.


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.


Willow Rosenberg is about 1 year old. She is

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microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. She

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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

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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 and click on the

link to the meeting.



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Spring Fling at Westchester Golf Course

Messenger photos by Linda Dillman

Summer songs filled the air on April 10 at the Westchester Golf

Course as members of the Canal Winchester High School Steel

Band kept the crowd at the CW CommUNITY Connect Spring

Fling festival entertained with their lively musical skills. Pictured

at right is senior Conner Ruth, senior Matt Gebhart, center, senior

Gabe French, right, and sophomore Kayla Cole, far right.

Four-year-old Walter Brors, above left, and his mother Elena, l

had fun painting rocks in a tent sponsored by ColumbusOhioRocks!

Dr. Bender Scholarship

Canal Winchester City Council announced

two $1,000 scholarships will be

awarded in honor of the late Dr. John Bender,

a former council member for 17 years.

Graduating seniors may review eligibility

requirements and submit applications online

at Applications

will also be available in the

guidance offices at Canal Winchester High

School and Bloom-Carroll High School.

Completed applications and materials are

due by 4:30 p.m. on May 28. Recipients of

the Dr. John Bender scholarship will be recognized

at the June 21, Canal Winchester

City Council meeting.

Township Police statistics

March crime statistics from the Madison

Township Police: 119 traffic stops, 14 parking,

32 assist/mutual aid, 2 assaults, 3 burglary,

4 burglary in progress, 19 domestic

complaints, 3 missing persons, 4 narcotics,

2 suspicious cars, 17 suspicious persons, 24

larceny/thefts, 1 fight, 2 sex offenses, 4 OVI,

7 threats or harassment, 3 vandalism, 2 accidents

with injuries, 6 shots fired in area,

1 suicide or suicide threat, 5 hit skip accidents,

and 18 property damage accidents.

Blues and Ribfest cancelled

Canal Winchester Blues and Ribfest, has

been cancelled due to circumstances surrounding

the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The festival plans to return on July

29-30, 2022.

Moses-Mouser Eye Care

Dr. Joshua Morris is an Optometrist who grew

up in Bellville, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate

degree at the University of Akron, where

he graduated magna cum laude with honors.

Dr. Morris attended The Ohio State University

College of Optometry and graduated cum laude

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

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

Excellence Award”, in 2019.

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

Optometric Association, and The Ohio State Alumni Association. He is

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

of ocular disorders and diseases in patients of all ages, but has a special

interest in contact lenses and ocular disease.

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

their family, friends, and their Bernese Mountain dog Maverick, cheering

on The Ohio State Buckeyes, trying new foods, and exploring Columbus


Q: What are floaters and what causes them?

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

as dots, threads, squiggly lines, or even like cobwebs. Most floaters are caused

by normal changes in the eye. As you age, small strands of vitreous (gel-like fluid

that fills your eye) can clump together and cast a shadow on your retina (the

light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye). Those shadows appear as floaters

that drift across your vision. You may notice floaters more when you look at a

bright background, like a computer screen or a blue sky.

Q: How often should someone with new

floaters get an eye exam?

A: Someone experiencing new floaters, a large increase in the number of floaters,

or flashing lights should see an eye care professional immediately. Sometimes

floaters have a more serious cause, including: infection, injury, inflammation,

bleeding, retinal tear or retinal detachment.

Someone with a few stable floaters should see an eye care professional at least

once a year for a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

Schedule your comprehensive eye exam

today with Dr. Morris

6441 Winchester Blvd. E., Canal Winchester, OH 43110 614-963-3827

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